I was awakened today by the ringing of my phone. It was my brother telling me that my mother had to be rushed to the hospital, via ambulance, from her job. At first, I was in shock, then I was just stressed. I have an 11 month old daughter and my husband was out with our only car. The good thing that happened today was that, it turned out, my mom had just had an anxiety attack and collapsed from exhaustion... This is good because she has an on-going heart condition and it was not a heart attack. My dear husband rushed home and then rushed to the hospital to make sure she was okay. My mother is okay, and I got the chance to talk to my brother and my sister. We cried and reminded each other how much we love each other. In spite of the bad beginning, I was blessed today.
So sorry to hear about your mom Davina. My mom has congestive heart failure and has had a couple of heart attacks and had open heart surgery so I can relate to those phone calls and I know how stressful and gut wrenching it all is.
To think of your mom and how scary of a situation like that is for her I am sure as well. Have peace today and I will pray for her recovery and for you and your family's peace through it all.
Happy Birthday Louidam, and many happy returns. I know you had a great day. Me? Well i can't say i had a great day. Was busy doing some drawings for my work on my PC, while glancing at my laptop checking out the forums(and adsense), trying to find out what's hot on HP today and how much i earned.
Long story short... I had to dress up in a High School Tiger mascot outfit and dance around my kids Elementary School to get them pumped up for a fundraiser we're doing (a Jog-a-thon). Oh, yeah, just to add insult to injury, I danced to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger". Yeah, that's right. Laugh if you want. It was actually VERY fun... The kids loved it. Had to then stand around in the thing for an hour DRIPPING sweat. Very hot costume. I have all new respect for team mascots. What a hoot it was. None of the kids knew it was me, not even my own kids! GREAT DAY!
Had the day off from work, spent the day with my husband, writing and cooking. Made scalloped potatoes which are my favorite comfort food, and it came out great. Listened to music in the evening and munched on chips and salsa. My kind of day!
Soft??? Anyone who calls me soft gets hanged by there thumbs!
I'll hoist ye over the yardarm, ye sorry bilge-rat... Go walk the PLONK, ye yellow-bellied blowfish... I'll send ye to Davy Jones' locker, ye salty sea bass... I'll feed ye to the sharks, ye scurvy blowfish... I'll rip out yer heart an' dance to the beat, ye scalawag bucko!
My daughter cooked for me while my soon to be son in law installed cabinet locks to keep the kitty out of the cabinets and now I'm enjoying a nice adult beverage that my soon to be son in law brought over.
I got to go downtown this evening and watch my favorite Piping Band from the Wooster College. My neighbor Jen fed me dinner and we went to the Ice Cream shop for desert and then I got to see a great portrait of Misha the Great! LOL
Great thread UW. I just came back from my class where my students presented their projects. I was pleasantly surprised by their presentations. They really took the time and the effort to give good ones. I ended up giving them high grades (higher than the usual ones I give) . Gives me great pleasure to see them go to all this trouble for my class.
I woke up cold and way too early - because all the windows in the house are still open - so I felt like I was getting a cold. The day turned into a beautiful, 70-degree day. At the end of the work day I had a surprise visit from my son, who got a car he's been needing. He was here with his father; then my sister unexpectedly showed up, so she and I went out for a light dinner and conversation. When we returned my son and his father were back, so had time alone with just the one son for a couple of hours. It turns out I wasn't getting a cold after all - so, all in all, a very nice day.
simple things: Made it to work in time, even though I over slept...someone on the bus gave me their seat..... a friend called and we laughed over silly everyday things...everyone enjoyed dinner...I got to hug my kids at night... fell asleep just when I wanted to....
Now back to the topic of this forum. Well this morning I picked up my electric drill and discovered that the re-chargeable battery had completely gone kaput. It did serve me well for 9 years though.
It needed 14.5 volts of DC to function. I had several mobile phone chargers but the output of each of them was insufficient to operate the driller. Then, believe it or not I just came across a step-down transformer which powered my very first printer. It had an output of 13.3 volts!!!
I quickly got about linking the DC supply to my driller and ... IT WORKED!
We then relocated a shelf which was in the kitchen! Success indeed!
I woke up to a beautiful cool fall day today, one of my young barn kitties brought me a headless mouse as a gift, bless her heart, all last week I was watching her trying to learn the ropes from her Mama...this time she was successful and willing to share (eeeeek).
And you gals wonder why we guys hesitate to do stuff for ya!
Tackled getting all 8 tires off of the semi trailer we use for storage--County says it hadda be done or Darth Vader would come a-callin'. Not as easy as it sounds, but got it done before the sun went down and then turned it into a Hub.
The first thing is kinda very private but lets just say very early in the day I spent quality time with my wife.
My printer ran out of ink before i could print my sermon so I had to preach from my laptop today, but the congregation seemed to have been blessed by it. A few even requested follow up information.
At lunch time I had the opportunity to encourage at least two persons in need. Yes, I love to help people.
Then in the evening my heart was filled with joy at watching my son grow up. I have to be doing my best to avoid spoiling him more. He had just done a march with the Pathfinders, and was hungry and tired. It was his turn to wash dishes so I washed up for him. I just adore my family, God bless them.
It's Sunday -- and I have the WHOLE day to myself -- no kids, dogs, cats, animals or even housework!!! What am I doing? ha ha ha, hubs and more hubs! Well, for another hour, then off to the great outdoors!
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