Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
When spring and fall made their way into the schedule, I washed all the windows, inside and out...and pulled the frig and stove, washer and dryer out for seasonal cleaning. I remember how I routinely shampooed the carpets...and there were never drip spots in the frig...or dust on the furniture...on regular cleaning days I could clean my house really good within 2 1/2 hours.
I believe I am going through the change.
I can write my name in the dust on my furniture...This past week...I cleaned our master bath toilet on Tuesday, then I cleaned the shower on Thursday morning and the vanity/sink area Thursday night.
In the past, I would have NEVER settled for that...
Something is happening...my priorities go beyond dust, sponges, sweeper bags and cobwebs...it's unnerving accepting that there is more to life...
I guess @ 43 I'm "going through the change."
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
In fact, I do this everyday I come home from work...
It's just this day...I was soooooo focused on making it home....
being naked with a cup of coffee...
First, you shed the bat belt off which weighs in at 12 pounds...
Second, you shed the Class A uniform, duty boots and Kevlar vest weighing in at 10 pounds...
No joking...I've weighed it all ...I go from 152 to 130 in less than 5 minutes...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Becky had to have emergency appendix removal surgery this past Monday. With her not being able to lift, I've been keeping Emily. Talk about God's planning...my RDOs (regular days off) had just changed to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...so since planning for an emergency surgery isn't really possible, Becky had someone watching out, doing the planning for her.
Emme B likes to go for walks. Every night she visits Mimi and Papa, she gets to go on our nightly dog walk. Since she's been hanging with us for a bit longer than usual...she has gotten into a routine...she's been bringing the dog lease to me. If she could talk, I'm sure it would go something like, "Come on, Mimi, let's go." This morning she wanted to go but it was so chilly, I just took her out and let her walk around by herself...which is what I normally do after the dog walk. Captured a bit of it on video...so you and her Momma (who is missing her BIG time) can experience the "toddling" too.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I finally got to go on a hike! We hiked a bit over 3 miles at Raven Run. Everyone of my children have hiked there numberous times with me in their lifetime...Every grandchild has been there except Emme B...and she's going go too sometime. Sunday school classes have been, homeschool children have been and several friends have been with me...I can't tell you how many times I have hiked at Raven Run...But what I can tell you is it never gets old to me...
It was all very dry yesterday. Lots of colors...Got to hear and see a Pileated Woodpecker...he was too high up to try and capture on film. Caught one of the two deers we saw on film though...if you stand still they can't see you. The parking lot was overcrowded which made me think the trails would be, but they really weren't that bad. Of course, we didn't take a simple trail. Maybe, that is where everyone else was. I think we took...the road less traveled.
Now, my next destination is to Evan's Orchard...with Emme, and/or Ethan, and/or Molly and Jake...fall photos...love 'em!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
*Third shift just makes it incredibly difficult to run. You come in at 0800 and go to bed...you wake up at 1130 and toss and turn for an a hour. You go back to sleep and sleep off and on until 1700. You get up, shower, eat, take care of business, visit with the family and get ready for work leaving at 2115. That is on a semi normal day...if you have court or a grandbaby or two birthdays to celebrate in one weekend...like this week with William's 15th and Jake's 6th...or if the pet needs the vet...etc...you get the picture...the time issue is so much more dramatic when you work 3rd shift.
So, I said, "Can't wait until I get to get back into my cardio routine...As an officer I need my cardio...Cardio is what pulls you through when you think you can't go any further."
And Pa says to me, "Oh, yea? I thought that was Oreos."
*grin and sigh*
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
It might not be good for the 10 hours I spent in the crusier with my FTO though...
Friday, September 19, 2008
the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
P.S. I'm out on the street right now...my faithful blogger is posting this for me. If you think of me now and again...lift me up in prayer...this is a rough rotation.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Yesterday, the weather was fabulous. It was the perfect time for hiking. But instead I had to sleep...This third shift stuff takes a special kind of animal. I pray I do not get placed on third shift after my final rotation. I need time to hike. I need time to be more regimented in my physical training. Sleeping through the day does not allow for these important asspects in life. When the clouds are big and fluffy and the sky is so blue and the leaves are in crunch mode and the air is fresh and inspiring...it's the perfect time for hiking...
I wrote this over six years ago...hiking is aways in the back of my mind.
I know these thoughts are running through your mind today.
At least, now they are.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I would have had photos of her older sisters with her on this post...except for the fact that I have split all the photos up and they are in boxes in my bedroom where my prince is sleeping soundly. These were already scanned and in my picture archive.
Just for the fun of it...brother and sister 23 years after the photo on the right...whoathunkit?
Monday, September 8, 2008
I have completed my first rotation. It was eventful and enlightening. It was first shift 0700 to 1700. Except for having to get up at 0530, These hours weren't that bad. My second rotation begins Thursday...2200 to 0800...these hours are just plain out NOT me. I sleep when it's dark. I get sleepy at night. I love the sun. In order to try and get my system to accept the insufferable hours, I am spending my weekend, getting up at early morning hours...even before it's "time to make the doughnuts."
Any suggestions on making this easier? I'm going to bed at say, 2300 and sleeping 4 hours...getting up with hopes of lying back down at 1000 and getting 4 more hours. Hence, adjusting to being awake during night hours and sleeping during the daytime hours. A fellow recruit officer who was the smartest guy in the class suggested this. (I was the smartest girl, fo shizzle!)
I am using this time to study as the FTO phase of oral boards is approaching. I'm also listening to third shift radio traffic to get an idea of the going ons.
This would seem like everything is in working order. BUT...I have had a horrific headache for the past two days. When I awoke today, I still have remnants of it...I have to wonder if the whole sleep schedule adjustment is going to cause more issues with it. Migriane medication isn't working, nor asprin and tylenol. I have moved up to 4 Ibuprohen. I guess it could be my bodies reaction to Emme's virus she had this past week while she was visiting. Just don't know...I do know...it's got me by it's claws and when I took a report yesterday referencing criminal mischief; I found myself relating to the the piece of cement brick and the shattered rear glass. It is exactly how my head feels. It took the whole thrill of running lights and sirens to an emergency call tetotaly away.
For the record...my cat thinks I'm great...someone to roam the house with in the wee hours of the morning.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
AND everyone says...it will grow out in no time.
Now, to change the topic because I am NOT going there with any of my blogging friends....
Yesterday, I sat down at the main computer in the home and found what I thought was a poem by Papa. It read:
I read it and thought, geez, Pa, that is pretty deep stuff...and I read it again...recoginizing the fourth line of the poem...I realized that this is not a poem at all...it is a list of titles by the author Dennis LeHaye...Man...how did I pass that psychological test anyway? Must have been a good week...I'm praying for more.
And finally, yesterday, I left with my grandkiddos to take them back home. I got a piece down the road and realized I did not have my license. EEK! I told Molly and Jake that I had to turn around and go back and get my license. Silence in the truck...
Then Jacob quietly says to Molly, " We could get in trouble with a Police officer." Molly, in a disgusted, get real tone, replies, "Jacob, we are riding with a police officer."
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
PLEASE go to the link, fill out the registration and vote for Shelly Cole. Shelly was in the youth group I was a part of years ago, some may already know her. There couldn't be a better candidate for this contest! You can watch her video clip on the page that the link takes you to...and see for yourself.
Thanks...do it soon...B4 August 24th!!!!