Archive for March, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by pjack214

Ran across this shot at the building expo last month…..


True Story Tuesday – Laughs and Dog Food

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 by pjack214

I once worked with a man several years
ago in the Printing Division for the
State of Tennessee. He told me once
that people would not know the silly
things I did if I did not come in and
tell them on myself. In which I replied,
that I got a good laugh from them
and I love sharing a laugh, so I tell
on myself.

This next comment I shared just for my
blogging friends since it just happened
last Friday and I have yet to share it!

Do you ever just get up dragging in the
morning and making yourself go to
get ready to head out the door to work….
and maybe you are not really all the
way awake until later when you are
at work? I am pleading this next
confession to that…I was not awake.

I had been here at work for several hours
on Friday before I noticed on one of
my trips to the bathroom, that my
undies were inside out! Go figure…
the worst part of that was that this
was late in the afternoon and I had
been down the hall to that room at
least twice before! I was glad no one
was in the room at the time of my
discovery since I busted out laughing.

Still not thinking that beats the time I
wore to different tennis shoes, both
white, somewhat a like to work one
casual day! Did not notice that one
until I went to the workout room to
walk on the treadmill. I was not alone
then and we all got a good laugh from
that one.

Now the next entry is on my daughter,
Amber. She is 29 yrs. old now and
probably has not eaten dog food since
she was a child. Yes, you read it right,
she loved Tender Chucks dog food.

my daughter Amber and my grandsons
Where we lived at the time the kitchen
was on one end of the hall and Am’s
room was on the other, bathroom in
the center. I was in the bathroom
putting on my makeup to go somewhere
and I realized my child (about 1.5 yrs old)
was quite. Time to worry when it got to
that point.

About the time I was thinking I needed
to go see what was up, she ran past me
into her room. I followed, only to see
her hiding beside her toy box with this
red juicy stuff running out of the sides
of her mouth and down the chin and
under the neck. YUCK.
Okay, my tummy did a flip flop. Not only
was it running out, she had her hands
full of that stuff and was still stuffing
it in her mouth. What a site.

Now, keep in mind, this child ate well but for some reason she wanted to share with the dog. This was not the only time, I actually seen her give my Mom’s dog a real cookie in exchange for a doggie treat! Thank goodness, this spell did not last to long.

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I Heart Faces – Black and White

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 by pjack214

This week’s theme over at I Heart Faces
is Dramatic B&W.
This was taken of my grandson
about 2 years ago. I love the
look on his face.
Take a look at some other B&W shots at
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Thank You Very Much Thursday

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 by pjack214

Its free therapy day where we thank the not
so great things that happen to us over the
week.! Yippeee…….
Go on over the Kmama’s
Thank You Very Much and check
out some more free therapy post.

I want to thank my week ~

On Sunday for the washing machine
that decided that the pan I put under
there when it started to leak was not
going to catch that water any more
and for all the water on my floor.

And in continuing with that issue, for
the new one I had to get. THANK YOU

Monday for the ill planned doctor appt.
that was scheduled for a stomach med
recheck at 3 pm in the afternoon, only
to find out that they needed to check my
blood levels for the lipotor and I had to
fast! All freak’n day till around 4 pm.

Then on Monday for leaving work at lunch
so I did not have to smell everyone’s food
and going down the street to park under
some trees and read….only to try to
start the car to head back to work and
it would not start. CRAP! THANK

But for real I want to thank Richard and
Norman for coming to my recue and
jumping the car off so I could get it to
Auto Zone. Thank you guys!

Then again for Monday…for the new
battery I had to have replaced in the

For still being off schedule with the sleep
since the time change and staying up
two nights in a row an hour or so past
my bedtime. Only to be really tired the
next morning when I need to get up
and get this body moving. THANK YOU

For waking to RAIN again this morning
with chance of spring storms. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

For the dog not wanting to get up out
of the bed to leave the house this
morning (he goes to Doggie Day
Care (LOL) at my Mom’s everyday)
and me having to run back up the
stairs to pull him out of the bed!

For it raining so hard that under my
big umbrella

this morning from the car to the building, my legs and feet got wet. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

That’s it folks…isn’t that enough?

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Wordless Wednesday

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 by pjack214

Sitting above the feeder waiting for my Mom to fill it.

Photo a Day Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2010 by pjack214

Check out my new blog…A photo a day at

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True Story Tuesday – Swimming with the Fishes

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2010 by pjack214

True Story Tuesday – Swimming with the Fishes

I have taken two cruises in the past, the

first being in 2003 and the last

being in 2006. The first was with

my sister in law, niece and nephew

and the last was my sister in law,

her parents and a boat load of her

relatives. I enjoyed both cruises but

I have to say that the first one was

the best as far as the people who

worked on the ship. The second was

the best for the things that we did.

I am actually going to reflect this post

to the second trip which was to Cozumel,

Mexico and from there to Panama and

from there to Oche Rio, Jamaica. This

cruise was a longer then the first one

so when we finally made it to Jamaica

we were so ready to be going home that

we did not do anything in this port but

walk around Oche Rio. The things we

did before then took place in Cozumel

and Panama.

Cozumel being where I swam with the

fishes! Big fishes! Dolphins to be exact,

which actually they are mammals and

not fish at all. But my title would not

have been as fun if I put “swimming

with the mammals”! Right?….Right!

Now, with this post you have to keep in

mind that I don’t do water. I respect

water, I like to get in the pool and float

around but I don’t swim. I don’t like

water in my face and that includes in

the shower either! With that said I

must say that I wished it was different,

wished I did not have this fear of water.

I know that there is a whole other life

under the ocean that I will never be able

to view other then on tv. I would love to

be able to do that but its not happening,

I only have so much brave in me!

Back to the “swimming with the fishes”…

swim suit on, nerves up, off to the dock

we go! Lori (sister in law), her Mom

(Eva), her Dad (George), me and

about 5 or 6 other people that we did

not know. The dock jetted off into the

ocean and it had a metal wire platform

attached to it under the water, this is

where we were to stand.

You had two non swimmers in the bunch,

Eva and I, so we were wearing life jackets.

And I will have you know I was holding

onto that dock with all my life…..but I

had to do this, I would have been so mad

at myself if I had not.

Our instructors were great, two in the

water at all times, and then there were

two dolphins. Beautiful creatures that

were introduced to us and as they swam

by (really, really close) we reached out

to pet them. Okay, I am thinking that is

not so bad as I still have the death grip

on the dock. Then came the time to do

the tricks!

The first trick was that we (the ones that

could swim) would swim out into the

ocean and the dolphins would come up

next to us and we would grab a fin (the

one that sticks up our of the water) and

we would be carried back to the dock.

Simple enough, only I did not swim!

That is where the instructor pulls you

out into the ocean! But it was well worth

it, I loved it all. The beautiful creature

swam me back to the dock.

As one instructor told us what they

expected out of us on the next trick

and they told us how this would take

place I proceeded to tell him no….I

was not doing that! He laughed and

proceeded to beg me, which at this

point I told him to get on his knees.

So there on the edge of the metal wire

platform, he got on his knees and asked

again. Okay, I am a sucker, he did get

on his knees so I agreed. By this time

my fear was not what I had on my mind,

all I could think about was being out

there with those dolphins. So once again

I was pulled out into the ocean and I laid

over on my stomach, feet and hands

positioned like I was told and all of a

sudden I had two dolphins lifting me up

out of the water with their noses at the

bottom of my feet as they swam me back

to dock. So much fun! I was flying but

then as we got near the dock (I had seen

the others do it), I knew the part that I

was not going to like was about to come….

the splash and the water in the face!

So as the dolphins lowered me into the

water, as I was being taped by the instructors

on the dock, I yelled out “oh sh__”! When

I cleared the water from my face, everyone

was laughing! Yes, even at the cost of that

video, I had to have one. I figured I would

never swim with the dolphins again and I

wanted proof that I had.

During this adventure we danced with the

them, kissed them, sang with them…..

it was well worth the water to the face.

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