Monday, January 31, 2005

Purple hat's in memory of Erma Bombeck

In honor of woman's history month in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Here is an angel sent to watch over you.

I got this via e-mail from my sister Deanna, who is herself recovering from leukemia.


(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose, before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over for dinner, even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' livingroom, and worried much less about the dirt, when someone wanted to light the fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility, carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day, because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching TV, and more while watching life.

I would have never have bought anything, just because it was practical, wouldn't show the dirt, or was guaranteed to last a life time.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside of me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's." More, "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute......Look at it and really see it....Live it, and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let's cherish the relationship we have with those who love us.

Let's think about God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.

I hope you all have a blessed day.

Beautiful woman's month
Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school like this!)
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she goes out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes out wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
Send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier.
Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of beautiful women's month. If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another's woman's self esteem.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Lady Jan accidentally kills a crow

I don't know how it happened; but when I left in the morning, to take my husband to work and then later to take my daughter to school, some how I backed over a crow. Posted by Hello
At first I thought it was a rolled-up pair of socks, just behind where I usually park my car. So I parked my car over to a different spot and went to look at it. And there it was lay, looking dead, and sad with tire marks on it. "Oh, no! How could that have happened?"
When I drive, I back out very slowly, as I'm overly careful and worry someone will come up behind me. I just wasn't expecting a suicidal crow!
Later that same morning I was leaving for the bank, and the mate (to the one I ran over) was on the roof of my house cawing at me, it sounded like it was saying, "Murderer, murderer, murderer!"
My husband said, "Don't worry about the dead crow, it was probably was sick, or old, or had been poisoned."
Earlier, I moved it off my drive way, so I wouldn't run over it again, then later my daughter buried it for me. The mate hopped around my daughter, making her very nervous. Then cawed at it (DEAD)mate, then flew up to an over head wire. I thought maybe it would hang around for a while, as I believe they mate for life, but now two days later--it's gone now.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Lady Jan--the case of the missing TV remote.

Our TV remote, went missing yet again! My daughter and I have been looking in the usual places, and not so usual places, and could not find it!

Maybe I should explain: Much earlier in our marriage, after we had been married for roughly eight years, we were finally able to buy a nice new TV. A nice new consul TV, with a nice new TV remote!

This pleased my husband so much, that he was reluctant let go of the remote! And to compound the problem we had gotten Cable TV, for the first time too! I only had access to the remote, when my husband wasn't home. And sometimes not even then! Because sometimes, I couldn't find the remote at all!

The remote at this time, was turning up in some strange places! I would find it on the dresser in our bedroom, and we don't have a TV in our bedroom. I would sometimes find the remote in the bathroom next to the sink. Several times I even found the remote in the refrigerator, I guess the remote had goten too hot, and needed to cool down. One time we went shopping, then I noticed my husband patting his top pocket, with a surprised expression on his face, he pulled out the remote. I looked him straight in the eye, and said quite seriously to him, "you love that remote, more than you love me!"

Years later, our beautiful consul TV broke down, and this time it could not be fixed. We went and picked out a new one, and it came with a new TV remote too. A new and improved ergonomicly designed one! The new remote fits your hand very nicely too!

Well, you probably guessed it! The new remote would disappear, and turn-up in unexpected places once again! The dresser, the bathroom, then my daughter found it in the refrigerator. All I could say was, "Oh, no! Not again!"

This latest disappearance has us puzzled. We have looked everywhere! The dresser, the bathroom, the refrigerator. We tore apart the dog's bed, and took out the sofa cushions! Nothing! We can't find it any where!

Oh here's my daughter now! Oh, good she found the remote! found it on the floor next to the sofa...toward the front door....where....I....usualy.....hmm....sit!!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Lady Jan sees a rainbow

1-26-05 The begaining of the rainbow Posted by Hello
I couldn't resist taking these pictures yesterday, as we had the most beautiful rainbow.
This was taken fron the left side facing my house.
I live out in the country on an old hundred year old farm.

Lady jan's middle of the rainbow

1-26-05 The middle of the rainbow Posted by Hello
You can bearly see it, but in person this rainbow was amazingly dark, and full of color.

Lady Jan's rainbow's end behind the barn

1-26-05 The rainbow's end behind the barn Posted by Hello
This was taken to the left facing my house, and the rainbow is behind my landlords barn.

Lady Jan's rainbow's end in a cow pasture

rainbows end from the right side of my house Posted by Hello
This last photo was taken to the right side facing my house.
You can see the rainbow ended in a cow pasture, sorry no pot of gold. To the right of the photo is one of the citrus trees that line the right side of the drive way. This one is the lemon tree, it's real good for, making lemon aide. The other trees are a grapefruit tree, and three orange trees.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Lady Jan's daughter has the flu.

Well, my daughter has the stomach flu now! First it was my husband, then as soon as he was well, then I had it. My Daughter was the last one, and it took her almost a full five days to get sick too. I had hoped maybe it pass her by, but alas no. And it had to happen after all that trouble at school too. The principal even call to see why my daughter wasn't at school today, as long as it was something legitament he was okay with her being out. But the good news is that she doesn't seem as bad as my husband and myself were......Can you say projectile vomiting?(Us not her.)

I wonder why it's called the stomach flu? Why not the vomit flu? Or the going at both ends flu? Or your gonna feel so bad you want to curl-up until it's over flu? Or how about things are coming out of me that smells really bad flu? Or even get out of the bathroom, or your gonna be sorry you were in my way flu?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Lady Jan's Gaelic blessing for run-ins with bad people.

May those who love, love us.
And those that don't love us.
May God turn their hearts:
And if he dosen't turn their hearts.
May he turn their ankles.
So we'll know who they are, from
their limping.
an old Gaelic blessing

Lady Jan has had a b-a-d week!

My husband had the stomach flu and then gave it to me! Wasn't that nice! But he took a day off to take care of me, as I had been taken care of him when he was sick. Yeah, he's a good man. And I haven't slept in two nights, so I maybe a little punchy! And I have just a little head ache right now, which isn't too bad. But as long as the room stops spinning, and my light headedness doesn't cause me to faint....I guess I'll be okay.....Well...Maybe tomorrow! I think I hearing a ringing noise? Is that the phone?

Here's the bad part, oh yeah there's always more isn't there?

*My daughter gave me her permission to publish this next part of my post!*

I finally managed to grab a couple of hours sleep this morning after dropping my husband off at work and my daughter at school. The phone rang! It was the principal, and my daughter was suspended from school for fighting! Well, I already knew about the fight, and my husband tried to deal with it in his own way. We knew all the children involved and he tried to talk to everyone's parents, and try to find a solution. He also said, "if a solution couldn't be reached and this happened again, that (he) would go to the principal." Well, the girl who started the fight--her mom said to my husband several times "don't go to the principal, he's the type who wont do anything!" And she also said "that (she) won't make a fuss about it either!"

Guess what! She flat out lied!

She went straight to the principal office first thing in the morning, and made a fuss! The girl who caused the fight, had plenty of time to call all her friends and set-up witnesses for herself. Of course my daughter had none! But the principal thought it sounded a little fishy! As that all the witnesses stories were too identical, and sounded too rehearsed. But he had to suspend my daughter anyway, but he did give her the smallest sentence for the grand crime of self defense--one day suspention!

I told my daughter that I wasn't mad a her, and that I was glad that she defended herself. I don't want my daughter to be come someone's punching bag!

We also know the truth now about how the suspention thing works; the first one who makes it to the principal wins!.......Well, don't get suspended!

It's just been a b-a-d week!

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Lady Jan was mistaken for a Muslem

My husband took us out to dinner the last night, and because it was cold I draped my long black scarf over my head, then flipped the end over my shoulders. When I got out of the car at the restaurant my daughter said that I looked weird, and I should take it off. But before I did, someone walking behind me did the the "Zenna warrior princess's yell", you know the one she does with her tongue.

I can't do it, everytime I try to do that yell, it just comes out "le-le-blllth!" It's also a middle East yell.

Well right after that, I took off my scarf and looped it around my neck like normal, and pulled out my long, frizzy red hair. Then the guy behind us said "Oh, I thought that was one of those rag-heads." Which of course I'm not! Then another voice said "Shhhh!"

I never looked around, as I was busy talking to my daughter. Maybe I should have! Maybe I should have gave him a piece of my mind, about being judgmental about people! Maybe I should have, but I didn't! What happened to tolerance in this country? Did we ever have any? Or was it a casualty of 9-11 too?

Monday, January 10, 2005

Lady Jan--is this the mate for you?

This is a list of things that will help you know, if your mate is really the mate for you! When I say mate here, it is for any kind of a couple; spouse, life partner, boy-friend, or girl-friend, or same-sex relationship ect.

1. Do you feel that you are a better person, because of your mate?

2. Do you like the person you are, when you are with your mate?

3. Does your mate encourage you, in your dreams, and interests?

4. Do you and your mate like the same pass times, movies ect?

5. Do you like spending time with your mate?

6. Do you love, but not like your mate?

7. Does your mate's mood change for the worse, when you are with your mate?

8. Does your mate try to isolate you, from friends and family?

9. Are you afraid of your mate?

10. Does your mate hit you?

You'll notice I have the nice questions on the top five, and the not so nice one on the bottom five. There is a reason for that! It's easier to grade!

If you answered yes to 1 through 5, and no to 6 though 10--congratulations you have a wonderful relationship, this is the mate for you!

If you said no to some of the the top five, and no to 6 through 10--your relationship with your mate, needs either a little or a lot of work.

If you said no to 1 though 5 and yes to 6 through 10--run! This is not the mate for you, this is a classical abusive relationship, and you need to leave now!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

A Vietnamese Saying--from Lady Jan

When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

a Vietnamese saying

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Lady Jan--on Janus and Taurus

The planets and the stars of Y2K5 by Shelley Ackerman
(the following I'll be paraphrasing)

The month of January is named for Janus, the Roman god of gates and doors whose double-faced head looks in opposite directions - seeing into the past and future all at once. And so it is in late December that we customarily review the past year past, as well as preparing for the next 12 months.
(I thought this was interesting, because of the God Janus's, has a close name to my name)

Nature's cycle is unfolding of 12; There are 12 months in a year, 12 days of Christmas, 12 inches in a foot, 12 step programs, two 12 hour cycles in a day, 12 disciples, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 signs of the Zodiac.

(I'll skip down to the zodiac signs-- to mine Taurus)
This year, Mars in Taurus will teach us a lesson about avarice and greed. Typically Mars(the planet of drive and aggression--well duh--he is the god of war after all) averages six weeks in a sign and goes through all 12 in little less than two years. But beginning on July 27, (Oh dear the day after my daughter's birthday) and for the first time since Oct. 73 &74 Mars will graze(?) for seven months (July 27 '05-Febuary 17 '06) in Taurus, the sensual sign known for its hearty appreciation of pleasure and indulgence in excess and earthly delights.(well gee, no wonder I'm so fat!)

When at its best Taurus abundant, rich, persistent, dependable, delisious, and gifted(yeah, that's me alright!) At its worst, Taurus is gluttonous, hoarding, possessive, and stubborn(oh, I give up!) In the Fall of 1973, the last time Mars went retrograde in that sign, there was an enormous oil shortage. The lines for gasoline were miles long (I was there, I remember it was awful,) and the economy began to tumble. The Watergate scandal was in full throttle, and in October of that year, several members in President Nixon's administration resigned in what was called "The Saturday Night massacre". The crisis culminated in Nixon's August 1974 resignation. (I remember having to watch the Watergate hearings, as part of my homework when I was in the 7th grade.)

Here I'll sum up: it's all gonna happen again---she does go on to say that this year after July 27th--it doesn't look to good! Especially with Bush in office(she's not saying he'll be impeached though that's not a bad idea), and all the trouble in the middle east we're been having. And we may end up in another gas-oil crisis soon, and the economy will start to take a down fall at that time(something I've been predicting for awhile). So this year may not be a very good year! Well after July, anyway.

Kinda scary, Huh?

If this is true--my suggestion is: Put your house in order--Pay off as many bills as much as possible, move closer to work(or get a job were you live), and look into getting a more economical car. And just--Simplify--your life as much as you can.

There are other ways to cut down: regular TV is free, do you really need that many channels on cable or satellite TV? The internet dial-up server maybe slower, but it's cheaper too. And cell phones, do you really need to be reach where ever you go? Sometimes cell phones can be more of an nuisance then a help anyway, and they can cause car accidents. And credit cards--cut them up! The way to the poor house, is paved with credit cards.

Hey it can't hurt! And maybe it'll help your stress now, and help your future later on. Sometimes being prepared is half the battle.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Lady Jan on leaving comments

Hi ,

If you'd like to leave a comment on my blog, you do not have to be registered to leave one.

If your new to blogs here all you have to do; You can leave a comment as anonymous. Just click on 'comments'; then click on 'post a comment', then when the 'square' come up click on it, and then go ahead and type it in.

I'd love to hear from you!

Later Lady Jan