Monday, December 22, 2008

Before I walk out the door for Nuttyland...

Tony is taking me to the MIL's for early Christmas fun, and then Christmas Eve, with his family tomorrow. Then we are going to spend Christmas day on into the weekend with my family. Sooooooooo.. before I take off for all the crazy THAT entails.. I thought I would share this stuff that got dropped in my mail before I left. Thank you Karen. :)

This first one.. I know y'all have seen before.. but I like it all the same. Besides.. it counts as a post as far as I am concerned.. and it keeps nyxie off my back for another week... I hope. *smooch*

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. 'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.
Several years later, one of the students was killed in VietNam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature. The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.
As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. 'Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked.
She nodded: 'yes.'
Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'
After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.'
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'
All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'
Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'
'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary.
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists'
That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be. So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important.

I love y'uns!!! Truly I do.. even when y'as make me crazy as hell.. I do.. seriously.. I mean it.. Quit snickering damnit!

This next part.. just cracked me up.. and I felt it was also good advice. Shel may want to send it on to Iggy.. he could probably have it tattoo'd on somewhere useful.. ahem. :D

Quote of the day: Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.

If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.

If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.

She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.

Yep.. good advice. *nods solemnly*

So anyway.. have a great week... enjoy your holidays... have fun.. do not let your family/friends/whomever drive you to drink unless you have a designated driver.

Love you my family. *hugs tight.. lots of wet smoochie kisses*

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Songs to Stick in your Head

Maybe it is because I just did not get enough sleep.. who knows why.. but I woke up this morning with this old song in my head. Sooooooooooo.. I went to google it and then found it on youtube. Not sure why.. but it reminds me of nyxie.. who could have only been like four or five when it came out.. so.. she probably has not heard it.

Here it is on Youtube. And if that one is not bad enough.. here is another one. lol

Brandon was giving me the funniest look when I listened to these. Like.. umm.. Mom.. have you lost it.. again??? *falls over giggling* Poor kid.. I drag him in here at least once a week to hear some song that is going to make him worry about my sanity.. such as it is.

Here is the one from last week. I told him this was one of the best songs EVER. It was another one stuck in my head. I was on a 50's kick last week. I now have most of the soundtrack from American Graffiti marked in my favorites. Mom has a double CD set of Dick Clark hits from the 50's that we have listened to for years.. so I know most of these songs too. lol So I got this song stuck in Brandon's head now. Evil Mom madness is contagious.. hehehe.

I do get some odd songs in my head from time to time. I will be sure to share them when they come to mind. I am hellful like that.. apparently I am no longer allowed to say I am helpful. Tony and Sheli agree I am very very hellful. *giggles*

Love y'uns!


P.S. This ought to give nyxie a heart attack.. two posts in one week! *laughs maniacally*

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving and stuff

Okay so after much much much MUCH nagging on the part of nyxie I am finally blogging again. Granted I have made her wait for two months, but I am not promising anything spectacular here. I will, however, try to post more often.

I managed to get out of the house finally. Yay me! The agoraphobia has been painfully in charge for the last several months.. so I had not been outside.. okay nobody faint here.. since July when I came back from Rachel's (my sister with the twins). I was starting to get a little stir crazy I guess, but not so much that the anxiety was pushed down enough for me to actually go somewhere. Going to Mom's (familiar territory) was safe.. so I went. Brandon and I spent a few days there over Thanksgiving.

We had a really wonderful turkey day. I almost stayed at Mom's and missed the activities because my arthritis in my legs was acting up, but one lil old hydrocodone later and I was on my way. I was nervous about going to my brother's house. I had not been there before and so I was not sure about maneuvering whatever steps or other mobility blocks I may have to encounter. I found when I got there that if Mom pulled right up in front I could just go down two steps.. walk three steps.. and I was inside.. where my wheelchair was already waiting for me. Easy peasy.. I was all set.

I know I had explained before about how my weight and legs keep me from getting around very well. Maybe now it is a little more clear about how this works against me with the agoraphobia too. It is bad enough having to go out.. but when I am going somewhere that I have never been.. the thought really terrifies me. Am I going to be able to get where I need to go before my legs give out.. am I going to fall... will I embarrass myself??? That is bad enough.. but the sociophobia makes it ten times worse if I am going to be in public. Doing this at a family encounter is not so bad. I know I have lots of love and support.. not to mention big guys to help me up. My brothers, brother-in-law and husband are all big strong guys. I am pretty safe there.

Soooooo.. for the actual deal. We had a ball. Seriously.. one of the best Thanksgivings I have ever had. There was way too much food, but it was all fabulous. We had a great time just spending time together. I always enjoy time with my family so much. We fight once in a while, but for the most part we really just laugh a lot and get along so well. My brother had a couple from church there. So that was a little more anxiety, but the people were so nice, and I was with family, so it was all really no problem. In fact, I really look forward to seeing them again at other family get-togethers I enjoyed them so much.

My brother has a Wii. I told Tony we have to have one. He says maybe in March.. we will see. Brandon and I had so much fun playing the Wii with everyone. Brandon kicked butt on almost everything he played, and I even beat my sister-in-law when we played tennis on it. I can play from my wheelchair! *laughs* I found out that I have a mean backhand. It really was a ball, and I think it would be good exercise for Brandon and for me as well if we had one. I know it would encourage me to move more, and that is always a good thing.

Brandon spent the rest of the weekend with Tony's sister. I was supposed to spend the time there too, but due to the monthly hell I came home. I just did not feel like dealing with it away from home. It was nice to have some time with Tony. We played some games on the computer together, and watched some TV.. hung out.. talked a lot. I never get tired of that. We really do enjoy our time, and we have such interesting conversations some times.

Oh.. if you like Sci Fi.. you have to check out Sci Fi channel's program called Sanctuary. It has Amanda Tapping in it. She was on Stargate SG-1. Tony and I love it. We watch it on the internet.. from the Sci Fi channel website. Check it out.

Okay.. this should be more than enough to satisfy nyxie.. lol. I am going to go help the kid do homework since he just walked in.

Love y'all. *smooches*