Wednesday, January 30, 2008
To realize the value of a sister
Ask someone who doesn't have one.
To realize the value of ten years
Ask a newlyDivorced couple
To realize the value of four years
Ask a graduate
To realize the value of one year
Ask a student who has failed a final exam
To realize the value of nine months
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn
To realize the value of one month
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby
To realize the value of one week
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper
To realize the value of one minute
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane
To realize the value of one-second
Ask a person who has survived an accident
To realize the value of a friend or family member LOSE ONE
Time waits for no one
Treasure every moment you have
You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.
Remember... Hold on tight to the ones you Love, Life is too short for drama and petty things.
and of course my favorite is...want to realize the value of four months...try chemo.
The last one sure did bring a smile to my face. She is a breast cancer survivor and I am very proud of her.
Tell someone you love them today, hug a friend, family member, pet a dog or jsut smile!
Have a great day!!
Monday, January 28, 2008
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born;
A Death Certificate shows that we died;
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat and Relax - And read this slowly.
I believe - That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I believe - That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe - That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I believe - That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I believe - That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe - That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe - That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I believe - That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I believe - That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe - That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe - That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe - That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe - That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I believe - That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I believe - That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I believe - That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you have had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I believe - That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe - That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I believe - That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe - That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
I believe - Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I believe - That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I believe - That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I believe - That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I believe - That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
Have a happy Monday!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
HEY MOM! NEED MORE PAPER!
Name withheld to protect ME, 10 months old. You don't realize until much later just how great those times were. I wish you the very best and happiest birthday ever and I love you very much. Love Dad.
Isn't that sweet? So what did I get him you ask? Nothing. Well I did get him a card. We are at the stage in life where we have agreed not to spend money on gifts for Christmas or birthdays. Besides, I need new tires and so does the truck. Also, I am leaving for Australia in a week and need some money for that. But we did go to dinner on Sunday for both our birthdays (mine was last week).
I was looking around on my Karate Organizations site and found a picture of me from last year. I was refereeing a Karate Match in Oregon. Aren't I cute in my suit?
Now for an update on the daughter. After all this is Shays Mom Blog. They were told yesterday that they have to move dorms. She is currently on the second floor and has to move to the building across from her and will be on the third floor. I am happy that they are giving them through the weekend to move everything. Now they will have two twin beds (instead of one standard) but they won't be getting room mates. So I guess they all push the beds together to make a king size bed. I just ordered one of those things that you use to convert 2 twins into a king and she has to get new sheets too. She will have to make due with her standard size electric blanket and comforter!
It is still cold in Ohio. I think it was 23 this morning but only 18 yesterday morning. I think it is supposed to be sunny tomorrow so they can move their stuff without being snowed on. All of the kids in her class will be on the third floor in rooms right next to each other.
I went to the Brandon Kennel Club Meeting last night. I found out that one of my favorite Conformation Judges passed away on Monday. A sad day for the dog world indeed.
Back to work. Have a safe one.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Bindi won her class on Sunday (Bred By Exhibitor) but did not get the points. Oh well, another show this weekend in Ocala, FL. Hubby has to work so it will be just Bindi and me. We will stay in a hotel overnight on Saturday night.
I keep asking Shay to send me a new picture for my cell phone but I have not got it yet. She got her hair done on Saturday and I am anxious to see how it looks. She has been sick too. It started the weekend we arrived at Wright Patterson and then started to get better. Last night she sounded terrible. I bet she has bronchitis (again). Hopefully she will get to the doctors today to get some meds. I hate it when I am not with my baby when she is sick.
Have any of you been keeping up with Hallie over at http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/ ? A1C Shmoops is back in the field going through more SERE torture and she is worried (as any mother would be). Head on over and give her some encouragement.
Hope you all have a good day.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
On Hallie's blog she is having a contest. You have to write a Heiku. Here is a link to her blog. Have fun! http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/
When you blog, people leave comments. Some of the people who leave comments also have blogs and you can skip over and read their blogs. In doing exactly this I have found another contest.
Here is a link to the blog that is having a contest: http://lookthroughoureyes.blogspot.com/
The question is "Have you ever surprised yourself by doing something really well?"
And a link to the prize: http://www.memorablemealtimes.com/
Enjoy and I hope to read some of your responses.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Here they are again at about 12 weeks of age.
Around the same time. Aren't they cute?
We kept the girl, Bindi and here she is.
This is Molly, the momma.
This is Brutus, not the daddy.
We don't have kids at home anymore but we have 3 dogs. They are French Bulldogs, in case you didn't know. Right now Brutus is sleeping on the couch, Molly is on the other end of the couch and Bindi as at my feet in the recliner. They do alot of that. Goodnight all.
So I am asking, do you think that is too much? She will call me on her way to work and then sometimes she will call at lunch time and of course after work and perhaps even before she goes to bed. I like it! I so missed those calls while she was in basic. I almost could not function for those 6 1/2 weeks.
I have been copying some photos off her lapttop before I send it to a friend to "wipe" it clean for me and thought I would share a couple here with you.
Doing something in the lab
The young airmen picture above are: A1C Sarah Burgess (first photo), Cardwell (second photo) and Fuller (third photo). They call themselves the "Fab Four" and have been together since August at Sheppard AFB.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Even though I did not show Bindi I have great news from the Dog Show in Puyallup, WA. Bindi;s brother Norman finished and is now Champion 2Stars Lorage de Normandie. I am so excited. He is such a great looking boy. I will have to post a photo when the owners send me one. My co-breeder is the handler on him an she called to tell me about all the compliments she got for him. She said that he is as close to being a perfect speciman of a French Bulldog as there can be. If she had to fault him it would be his lighter colored nose. Nothing a little makeup can't hide.
What is new with my Airman? I am so proud of her. She made a goal that she was going to go the gym every day after work/school and has stuck to that and she is eating really healthy. Said she lost 5 pounds already. She is really liking the work but actually said she missed Sheppard AFB. Of course, when she was at Sheppard she could not wait to leave. A couple of them went driving around this weekend to get acquainted with the surrounding area. She said she found a neat area kind of like a "commons" that has restuarants, and english pub, shops, etc. Yesterday the newbies were in briefings all day and finished up around 2pm. Instead of goofing off (like a cople fo the others) she went back to the lab to report for duty. Her supervisor walked through the lab and did a double take that she was there. I told her when in doubt always do the right thing. I am sure the others will be called out for not coming back to work.
Anyway, she inspired me with her going to the gym that after I took the dogs for a walk I got on the treadmill myself. It is not as enjoyable as going to the gym but I am proud that I did it.
Ok, I gots to go. Need to finish up a couple of things at work before I leave for the day. I will try to write again tomorrow.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I was missin my Airman today and started looking through some photos. Here she is being sworn in by Colonel Dad. This was May 15th, 2007.
The next timeI would see her would be BMT Graduation. Well, That picture is at right. I have talked to her a couple of times today. She is enjoying her training. Actually, She said that she pretty much does her own tests and then gets them approved. She isgetting alot of experience in. She has been going to the gym after work every day and is looking for volunteer opportunities. She is considering volunteering for Airmen Against Drunk Driving. She would be available to drive other airmen who call in and have been drinking.
Gotta run. I will try to post this weekend.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Now I am at work and just doing what I do. Review Per Diem Rates for non-profit agencies that provide housing and services for homeless veterans. If everything is hunky dory then I prepare the approval letters that the Auditor then signs so I can mail them out. Not really exciting but I work with a great group of people
Thats all for now folks.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Back to work.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
This view if from the door and shows the full bed on the right, sink and microwave over in the corner and her wall locker. The door there leads to the shared bathroom.
This was taken from beside the bed and shows the easy chair and dresser.
Dresser on the right and Media Cabinet on the left. She did bring her TV and it is behind the closed doors.
Front door and desk on the left.
So now she says that they said that they probably won't have to share a room but the still will have to move. Stay tuned for the ever changing story of "This day in the Air Force".
I got tagged by anopther Air Force Mom http://deb_inside.typepad.com/ while I was away. I have never been tagged until now so will struggle through this. Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person's blog who tagged you. done
2. Post these rules on your blog. done
3. List seven random and or weird facts about yourself. done
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. not done
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog. not done
1. I love country music. Not weird and not unusual but it was the first thing that came to mind.
2. I am a black belt in Karate. You probably would not know that by looking at me. I miss my Karate so much. I have not been able to find a school that teaches the same principles since I moved to Florida
3. I am the youngest child and the only girl. I was very much a tom boy growing up. I actually got told I was in the wrong bathroom at the movies once.
4. I do not like vegetables. I eat lettuce, celery and carrots. But not cooked. I do like corn and potatoes too.
5. I show and breed French Bulldogs. You can see my babies at www.2starsfrenchbulldogs.com
6. I am a Navy brat who joined the Army. My father was in the Navy or 21 years and I was in the Army for 22 years. Both of my brothers were also in the Navy with one of them retiring from the Navy Reserves as a LT Commander.
7. I am in the process of attaining my Australian Citizenship by Decent. My mother was born and raised in Australia. She was the baby of 11 and the only one to come to the states. All our relatives on her side of the family are still in Australia. My brother and I are leaving on Feb 3rd to take her ashes to be burried with her family.
Whew!! I got through that. But I do not know anyone, other than those already tagged, to send this to. So sorry, the tag stops here.
I am back to work and trying to get caught up. So goodbye for now. I will post some pics later.