Archive for March, 2008

Longevity Awards

They had the Longevity Awards ceremony today, complete with cake and coffee. The coffee was really bad. I didn’t finish it. I told someone that I was still drinking it because I didn’t want to throw it in the garbage and make a mess, he said, “So just leave it somewhere, then it’s somebody else’s problem.” So that is what I did.

Bob got one of the awards, for 30 years. I don’t know the other people who got the 30 years but they were both in Division of Air. And someone wasn’t going to come because neither of the cakes were Kosher. So we had three cakes, chocolate, carrot and Kosher.

Not much else going on. M and I went to Allsport, I was a little upset because Stitch had my car when I got home and wasn’t going to be home until 8, but it worked out good because M wouldn’t have gone to Allsport if she hadn’t had to take me. Well, she didn’t have to, I didn’t make her, but she felt obligated. So we had a nice workout. I was going to dye my hair but didn’t feel like it after I got home so maybe tomorrow.

On another topic, I read an Inspector Banks novel. I like it so much, I am reading all of them, in order, you know how compulsive I am. There are only 18 to read. I am not going to reread the ones I read out of order. It is the type of series that you don’t really need to read in order, but it helps. Anyway, I am going to leave here so I can read some and maybe finish the next one. That way I will have 11 books read in March.


What was it?

We saw this skeleton when we were walking along the railroad tracks. You know the ones that go between Groveville and Route 52. Tigger took this picture. I told him that was gross, you are so morbid, please make sure you send it to me!


This is my 69th post on this blog. I don’t know how many were on my other.

Today started like any other Saturday, I went to Lily’s this morning. Then came home, then I sent a text message to M asking about going to Allsport. She wasn’t sure, but then Tigger asked about taking him to Outback to meet M. I called her and she said Outback or Chili’s, so we ended up at Chili’s, Fred wanted to come. Anyway, I ate one of their new bacon cheeseburgers, sooo good, but way to much! Then we each had a sweet shot for dessert. Fred and Tigger each had a chocolate one. I had the cheesecake and M had the apple.

M took Fred home and I took Tigger to Staples so he could play with “his” new PDA. I bought some Sharpie retractable marker and hi-lighters. I missed the bank so I couldn’t cash that huge check from the insurance company. M & D were gone when we got home, I did this and that, checked my e-mail and saw that the schedule on the flight to Washington was changed and so I had to call. They had allowed us 15 minutes to change planes in Atlanta. So I called them to change it. The new time makes it easier for my parents.

Then Gwen, Tigger and me went for a walk. We ended up at the creek, then walked back home along the railroad tracks. We saw some old cars, a microwave, a TV, an air conditioner, some lawn furniture, an animal skeleton. Then Tigger wanted to keep walking until we got to Glenham. We didn’t and my legs were hurting when we got home.

Right now on the BTF thread we are having a Cyber Road Trip. I have never seen the thread this busy, everybody is getting in on it! I just posted so I have to wait for the page to load to see what other craziness is going on.

Trouble posting

I sent WW an e-mail because I couldn’t post anything. I am sure others did too. In fact, I know M.L. did, she posted about it.

Herman sent me an e-mail, he said that even though I deleted my post, my name was still there. I kind of thought that might happen. I was hoping he wouldn’t look at his blog. He also sent e-mails to Selvin and Jean. He told Jean that he knows I think he’s annoying. Well, he would have to be very stupid not to have noticed that.

Tonight I was planning on going to work out. I didn’t get to Wednesday, but I don’t really want to go into the reason why. I will go tomorrow. All I want to do right now is go to sleep, but I know that is not a good idea.

My tummy is not happy, I mentioned it to Pam and she asked why, so I told her, “I mixed chocolate and beer last night.” I won’t be doing that again!

The comma key has started to stick, it sometimes takes two or three tries before it types.

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From: Date: 3/28/2008 7:13:55 AM
Subject: please fix the censor

It is blocking all posts. Obviously a glitch because shite is not a swear word and that is what the censor is. Not only that but it is not in any of the posts I have tried to send.

Username: suzibellr, email address:


Someone told me that you should be careful what you post. That person was right. How do I know this? Well he posted a comment on my blog about something I said about him! Tee Hee. It wasn’t a really bad thing I said, he probably doesn’t even know what I meant. Unfortunately it was on a Salada Tag Line post so I deleted it. I say unfortunately because now, no matter what I say, he will say I deleted it because he commented on it. However, if he looks to the right, he will see that I have a list of Salada Tag lines and that post was a temporary post until I got time to put it on my list.

I stayed home tonight, not feeling well, actually it was the timing of when I felt bad, now I don’t feel so bad. Not great though. But when I felt bad was when I was time to get dressed so I couldn’t get ready.

I still haven’t ordered more beads to make my necklace. I did renew my Medic Alert membership and order a new bracelet, one to wear on vacation since I don’t want to risk breaking and losing my beaded one. The one I ordered is teal on stainless steel.

Well I think I will go now.

Bye Bye Herman

My day today

Ok, I got the kids to college, turned out the reason they wanted to drive was to pick up a friend and that friend ended up not going, as DG said, we could have taken the bus! And I thought, and I could have stayed in bed!

Then I went to the post office and the auto store (needed new wipers) then to the gym (YAY), then home to take a bath and to the doctor’s (he said my exam was normal, not me, just the exam LOL!) then to the sewing machine repair place (YIKES $$$) and then I stopped at B&N on the way to pick up the kids from college! WHEW! Busy day!

From Booktalk: (re: Pillars)

Lynne – the same character who committed the brutal rape you remember also orchestrated a gang rape of a farmer’s wife when a farmer couldn’t pay his usery fees, ended up savaging a prostitute followed by one of his men at arms, beat his 14 year old wife so he could reach sexual arousal to savage her, tried to rape another farmer’s daughter when her family saved her part way through the act, and the girl who was raped at the beginning was almost raped at the end by another man. I am probably forgetting some of the sexual violence. Ok – I didn’t write my main objection – he wrote the rape from the raptist’s point of view, in great detail, making it very titilating which I found revolting. I think Ken Follet is deeply disturbed. I really do.
The graphic detail was unnecessary and detracted from the book.

Memorial Notes

Saturday 22 March 2008
7 congregation at the Newburgh Assembly Hall
Talk given by C.O. Kenneth Hague

(Luke 22:19-20) Also, he took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” Also, the cup in the same way after they had the evening meal, he saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.
(Romans 6:23) For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord. Adam threw away his wonderful change for perfect life forever for him and his offspring and instead has left us an inheritance of sin, which leads to death. But God has given us a wonderful gift, everlasting life by Christ through the ransom.
Think of a factory with a corrupt manager, everyone suffers because of his malfeasance, but a wealth benefactor restores the factory and all benefit.
(John 3:16) “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. Action is required on our part.
(James 2:24) You see that a man is to be declared righteous by works, and not by faith alone.
(James 2:26) Indeed, as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
(Revelation 14:1) And I saw, and, look! the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. Last year at the memorial, 17,672,443 attended, only 9,105 partook, there are very few of the 144,000 left on earth.
(Revelation 5:10) and you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth.”
(Romans 8:16-17) The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children. If, then, we are children, we are also heirs: heirs indeed of God, but joint heirs with Christ, provided we suffer together that we may also be glorified together. God’s holy spirit identifies those with the heavenly hope.
(Revelation 14:4) These are the ones that did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones that keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, They have not defiled themselves with false religion, and they are firstfruits, there will be more.
(John 10:16) “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.
(Isaiah 65:21-23) And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing, nor will they bring to birth for disturbance; because they are the offspring made up of the blessed ones of Jehovah, and their descendants with them. They see good results.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-24) For I received from the Lord that which I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was going to be handed over took a loaf and, after giving thanks, he broke it and said: “This means my body which is in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” The unleavened bread stands for Jesus perfect body.
(1 Corinthians 11:25) He did likewise respecting the cup also, after he had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood. Keep doing this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” Red wine symbol of Christ’s blood. Plain red wine, not fortified, like brandy, nothing added, like spices.
How do we show our appreciation?
(Matthew 11:28) Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you. Invitation from Jesus.
Who is Qualified to Rule Mankind? Special talk in April
(Hebrews 10:25) not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you behold the day drawing near. Regularly gather with our brothers.
905 in attendance.

Currently reading, review

Went to B&N before getting Stitch last night, and picked up 3 Ann Rule books. Then went online when I got home and ordered 3 more from Pam. They are used and are 1.50 each so that is not so bad. Better than B&N where the 3 books were $25 +.

In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

Detective chief inspector Alan Banks is a walking midlife crisis, full of rage because of his recently failed marriage, a career crippled by a jealous superior, and problems with his son. In less skilled hands, Banks could have quickly become a royal pain, but Robinson makes him instead a very likable character, who is slightly baffled and bemused by his bad luck. When he criticizes his son Brian’s decision to drop out of college to become a rock musician, Banks quickly regrets it–recognizing the same impulses that made him rebel against his own parents, and some of the pain he felt when a college friend died of a drug overdose. The realization that Brian’s heavy-metal band is actually quite good brings genuine pleasure to a man whose idea of rock is Love’s ‘Forever Changes’ and other 1970s delights.

Banks is assigned to work on a case that the Yorkshire police department considers to be somewhat of a joke. The skeleton of a woman wrapped in World War II blackout curtains has been found in a dried-out reservoir. This man-made watering hole was a village–Hobbs End–that had been flooded many years earlier. Through the journal of a major player we realize early on who the dead woman is, but a large part of the fun is watching Banks and an edgy, attractive female cop put the pieces of the puzzle together. ‘In a Dry Season’ is a stylish and gently reflective tale of secrets and lies.

I just copied this review from but I agree with it. I really like the book. I want to just get it out of my work bag and read until I finish it, mainly so I can start the next one, but that would be foolish. I need to go to bed. Stitch wants my car tomorrow so M. wants me to wake him up.