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.::Sunshine, Most Times::.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Jeez, my feet hurt! Today went ok, it was beyond busy though! And though I don't go in until 11am tomorrow, I have that stupid heart test in the morning, so it's another early day for me *sigh*. Well, at least I'm not too bad off.
I stole this from Kim, who got it from Danni, Etc,Etc,Etc!!!!!!.....





You Are Sleeping Beauty


You're most like Sleeping Beauty!

You don't need to even be awake to make a man fall for you.

You love a guy who will be your savior and sweep you off your feet.

You may seem innocent, but once you get comfortable with your man anything can happen.



Which Naughty Disney Character Are You?

More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva


I WISH I were sleeping lol! Take care of you!!! Peace, KC

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Just a quick note. I'm on the EARLY shift today. And I'm tired. But I'm OK. I'll try to post tonight, if I can get on this thing ( Jon was trying to play his new game all day yesterday lol!)
Just letting you all know I'm still here :-). Peace, KC

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Friday, January 28, 2005

TGIF!
Nothing much to report. I have to work today, and I'm tired already! Hopefully my boss is working the evening shift, as he is the most likely to let me go early if I'm dragging at the end of the day. But I have to keep my hours above 30 to keep my benefits, so I can't just back out entirely.
Sat down last night and did our taxes. Looks like a nice little check coming our way in a couple of weeks! I'm gonna put a chunk of it in the savings, and the rest will pay off some bills, and some in my "Mad Money Jar". Maybe we'll have enough left over to take the kids somewhere fun. It costs so much to get into the theme parks around here, Just to walk in the doors cost around $275! And that doesn't count food, drink and trinkets! That's nearly a week's salary for me. So we don't go often. But they've been through so much with me lately, they deserve a treat.
And as it is Friday, A giggle for you all! Have a great day! Peace, KC

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~~@~~

FRENCH WAR HEROES
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HOW I SERVED MY COUNTRY
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MY BEAUTY SECRETS
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HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN AIRPLANE
by John Denver

MY SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS
by Dan Marino

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BILL
by Hillary Clinton

MY LITTLE BOOK OF PERSONAL HYGIENE
by Osama Bin Laden

THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD
by Bill Gates

THINGS I WOULD NOT DO FOR MONEY
by Dennis Rodman

MY WILD YEARS
by Al Gore

AMELIA EARHART'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC

AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR LAWYERS

DETROIT: a Travel Guide

A COLLECTION of MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES
by Dr. J. Kevorkian


ALL THE MEN I HAVE LOVED BEFORE
by Ellen de Generes

GUIDE TO DATING ETIQUETTE
by Mike Tyson

SPOTTED OWL RECIPES
by the EPA

THE AMISH PHONE DIRECTORY

MY PLAN TO FIND THE REAL KILLERS
by O. J. Simpson

And the world's Number One Thinnest Book:----

MY BOOK OF MORALS
by Bill Clinton
with introduction
by The Rev. Jessie Jackson

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Sets scene:**** interior standard hotel room, somewhere in time*******

I'm sitting on a bed ( there are 2 doubles in the room). Rhonda is on my left, Kim on my right. Steph, Julie, & Tig at the table just beyond Kim. L/S, Kate, Kimterp, Lex, Michael, both the Tracey's, heck, all of you are there! ( including my roomie Janine, though how she got there is anyone's guess!) L/S is by the desk, talking. I don't know what she's saying, but it must be funny, because we're all laughing. Picture the desk full of drinkables and munchies. It's night, and we must be loud--- Suddenly, there's a knock on the door. Julie opens it and we hear a voice;" Must be a bloody party going on in 'ere!" Shocked looks all around as Joe, Phil, Rick and Viv come strolling in! Various greetings exchanged. Drinks offered up ( Phil declines- why? I don't know, and it's my dream!!;-))..........


Then Hubby wakes me up! DAMN! SHIT! Oh, I could have killed him right there! It would have been Justifiable Homicide! But that's the dream. I smiled all day thinking of it. Will it happen? Chances are slim, but it was a nice dream, and I'm keeping it! (And I still haven't figured out why Sav wasn't there?). Take it for what you will. I mentioned it to a friend at work. She said that maybe that should be my "goal". When everything I'm going through is over, that "situation" is my light at the end of the tunnel. A chance to relax and just enjoy with people I care about. I think she's got a point. I have $53 and change in my " Mad money jar". not much, but then, I haven't been working. I've made a vow since that dream. No buying lunch out, No junk spending. I'm stocking up for a dream. I'm on a misson. 'Nuf said!

Now that the fantasy portion of this post is over, just some updates. My Dr found out about the heart test taking too long, so he's changed the test and the date. I will start my new Chemo next Thursday. BLEH, here we go again! But at least with this med, I will not have to take the 5 other oral meds to go with it! And I ordered ( online) some neat looking berets to wear, as I have been told that what is left of my hair will be gone with this treatment. 4 treatments- 3 weeks apart, followed by 3 weeks ( I think) of radiation treatments. That puts "D-Day" at May sometime. Just in time for the summer concert season........ ;-)A Question for you all:


Anyone up for a vacation? :-P

Peace! KC

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Have a great day Lexy!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Well, I made it through my first day back at work! My feet and back were killing me by the time I got home, but that will pass with time. And they got me a cake to welcome me back! How sweet is that?! We discussed my future Chemo treatments, and they are all in agreement that they will help me out however they can. Since the first one will not happen right away ( see last post), by the time they start to wear me down,I should have my vacation days to throw in if I need additional days off to regroup.It's nice to know that I finally have a place to work where the people really care. Makes it easier on me, let me tell you! Most other stores I have worked at, they would not be so tolerant- it would be either work your shifts, or "bye-bye!" And that is some peace of mind, let me tell you!
I'm off tomorrow, and I'll post more. I had a dream last night ( which a lot of you were in!) that I'll tell you about. But I'm due in in an hour, and I still have lunch to make, shirt to iron, you know- all the NORMAL shit for once!!!!!
Take care of you! Talk at you all tomorrow! Peace, KC

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005






I got this "cozy" the day before I went into the hospital. THANK YOU JULIE!

Well, the Dr. cleared me to go back to work. His concern is only that once my Chemo starts again, I will lose the little energy I've gotten back, and just won't be able to haul my butt in. But I have to go back. The monies from disability run out this week, and in order to qualify for more, I have to have worked at least 1 month in the new year. So whether or not I can, I HAVE to go back. Now, having said all that, it seems that I will not be starting Chemo again until mid-Feb., so that gives me at least a 2 week head start on things. I have to have a heart test before he will start the next round, and I can't have that until the 7th of Feb. It's not that the Meds are that dangerous, and my heart is fine. But he is nothing if not over-cautious, and I can't fault him for that! And the "PS" took out that darn drain yesterday!!! Of course, that ended up not being fun, cause he just yanked it out!! OUCH!! But at least it's gone, and it didn't hurt for too long.
So I work 11 to 7:30 today, and then 9 to 5:30 tomorrow. Let's see how well I get through the days. I should be ok though, my boss has already lectured me over the phone ( been talking to my mom I think!) about not pushing myself, and taking breaks when I need them. Probably because it's never been my style to work at less than "full-throttle". But I'm sure my body will let me know when to back down. And since "Mr. Concerned" is on the night shift tonight, if I loose steam and the end of my shift today, he'll probably let me go early. If we're not busy ( Yea, I know, and Pig's fly!) It will be nice to hear "Here comes 'Ms. Def Leppard'" again, and catch up with everyone. Speaking of which, I'd better go make my lunch, and find that work vest I washed and put away a few months ago! I'll let you all know how I do. Take care of you- Peace, KC!

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Monday, January 24, 2005

BOOO HOOOO!!!

STEELERS LOST!
I'm so bummed about it. After all they've done this season, it just doesn't seem fair. And I say this knowing there were no bad calls, but they just choked. Oh well, there's always next year.......
I go to the Oncologist today, and I'm hoping he gives me my clearance to go back to work. And he will also no doubt set up my next round of Chemo. Sheesh, this is getting old! But it has to be done, and I want to make sure that it's all over by summer, as there are things I wish to do then ( can you say concerts???). Since they have already put me on the schedule at work, it would be nice if I can show up, Huh?
I know that those of you up north have had a rough weekend. Now you all know why I live down here. I just don't deal well with snow anymore. I hope you all are alright, and be carefull driving in all that snow! We got a piece of it, 28 degrees by my themometer out back, and I'm hoping I don't loose all my tomatoes, as the vines are loaded right now. I had to cover all my plants last night to try and keep them alive. That's a problem that you deal with here. A lot of the plants that they use in landscapes down here are just NOT freeze tolerant. So every time it gets down in the 30's or lower, you have to go around throwing sheets and blankets on all of your plants. And even that doesn't help sometimes. And of course, if my garden wasn't doing so well, it would never get this cold....PFFT Murphy- GET OUT OF MY FACE!
I'll be back later and let you all know how it goes at the dr's. I also have another appt. with the PS ( plastic surgeon) and hopefully he will take this drain out of my side. I'm sick of sleeping in the recliner, instead of in bed! But if I don't, I turn over on to my side and the pain is such that I can't go back to sleep. And it's a pain to pin the thing up so that it's not visible, and and and- I just want the damn thing out! ( OK, I feel better now- sorry!) Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Friday, January 21, 2005

Friday again!

And once again, off to the dr's office. This is hopefully the last time I will be seeing him, as this is the general surgeon. the Plastic surgeon is taking over my care ( with the reconstruction and all)so I should be done with at least one of my Dr's now. It has gotten to the point that I get the dr.'s names confused, I have so many right now! The co-pays alone are breaking the bank- I can't imagine what I'd do if I didn't have insurance!!!!
Jon said that tonite he'd get the kids to help him clean up the house for me. Thank you. I didn't break down and clean yesterday ( took your advice Tig, and read a book!) But if something doesn't happen soon, I will have to do something.....
A question for those of you that work at hospitals: Do they always ask for you co-pay IN ADVANCE? When I got there last Friday, the lady admitting me said I was required to pay then, instead of being billed. I never had to do that before, and I was curious if that was indeed the norm now. Not that it matters now, the check is written, but it's been bugging me and hubby for the last few days.
And as it is Friday- I leave you all with a chuckle for the day! Peace, KC

Subject: Helpful Hints

1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic.
Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto!
The blockage will be almost instantly removed.

2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by
getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the
toilet seat by simply using the sink.

4. High blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed
for a while, thus reducing the pressure in your arteries.

5. A mousetrap, placed on top of your alarm clock,
will prevent you from rolling over and
going back to sleep when you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives,
then you will be afraid to cough.

7. Have a bad toothache? Hit your thumb with a hammer,
then you will forget about the toothache.

AND..... Sometimes we just need to remember what
The Rules of Life really are:
You need only two tools:
WD-40 and duct tape.
If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.
If it moves and shouldn't, use the duct tape.

Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

If you woke up breathing, congratulations!
You have another chance!

And finally... Be really good to your family and
friends. You never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan.

"Thought for the Day: Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.”

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Look what just came!!
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BRRRRRR!

I'm sitting here freezing! I know, those of you up north are thinking I've lost it! But my fingers are numb, and I am sitting here with a sweatshirt on, and fuzzy slippers and I'm still cold! BAH! So much for the Florida sunshine!
Nothing going on today, although my house looks like crap, and I really should put some time into cleaning. But I'm not supposed to do anything like that yet, so I just have to sit here and look at it. That, my friends, sucks! I hate housecleaning as much as the next person- don't get me wrong. But if I start, I won't stop 'til it's all done, and my hubby will come home and chew my ears off about not resting, recouping and blah,blah,blah. This is one part of the process that really twist's my knickers! When I'm working, at least there's an excuse for my house to look like crap. And I've never been the type to sit on my a** and do nothing. Oh well, if I keep my eyes on the computer monitor, maybe I won't see the mess so much!
And since the only thing on TV today is the inauguration, that's not a very good option. Since I'm not thrilled with the man keeping the office, it's not something I want to watch. Maybe I'll work on this thing. If you come in and see some changes- don't be surprised. If I don't find something to do- I'll go mad! Ok, enough rambling. Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Stuff!

Well, I went to the Dr yesterday, and he said I'm healing really well. So well in fact that he thinks he will start with the "reconstruction" next week! That has me a bit nervous. I won't go into detail here, but it involves stretching the skin that is left to make room for the implant. How can he start that when my chest is full of stitches?????? Scary! I love his nurse, she is really a sweetheart. I was talking about the fact that I feel like a horror flick when I look at myself in the mirror, and she gave me a big hug. She then told me to trust the doc, she's worked for him for 15 years, and she knows he will make me look terrific when all was said and done. She knew just how I was feeling, and she really helped. Can't ask for more than that huh?
Becky is home again today. Her bus never showed up at the stop for her! And since I'm banned from driving for the next few days, I couldn't drive her to school. Her brother is gonna be really ticked about this. He has wanted to stay home with me for awhile, and he has yet to get his turn. Mom is coming over to help around the house, so I guess I'll get her to take me somewhere to get him a "treat" to make him feel better.
My hubby's co-workers sent me a bunch of flowers, balloons and candy! How cool is that!? I was blown away! Jon said they did that to make sure I'd get well so they can go back to giving him too much work again. Cynical is my hubbie's middle name! And I am on the schedule at work for 3 days next week! God, it'll be great to get back to normal(ish) again. It's funny how when your working, you'd love a break, but then when your not- all you can think is how great it'd be to be back! I just hope I haven't forgotten everything. I guess time will tell....
Well, the kitchen is a mess, and I need to catch up on my on-line reading. I'll catch you all later! Peace, KC

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Monday, January 17, 2005

HELLLOOOO!!!!

Hey everyone! Let's see how long I can last at this thing today!
I took everyone's ( including my family's) advice, and just rested yesterday. It didn't start out very well, since I had to remove the bandages from surgery. It's the first time I saw the "results", and it isn't very pretty. I know, it had only been a little over a day, and all that implies, but it wasn't easy. It will take me some time to get used to looking at myself before I can do it without some tears. However, hubby said something to me that helped. He said " Babe, this is the worst it's gonna be- remember, you'll be back to yourself soon. And it really isn't too bad- at least YOUR still here." Gotta love my hubby, He' really is my rock. I still have a "drain" that leads out of my side, with a little bulb at the end that has to be emptied every 4-6 hours. My Kimmie keeps checking it for me! "Mommy, that's full, you need to empty it!". Kids, Huh? Becky is in charge today, Hubby went to work since the kids are off, he's takeing tomorrow off, since I am not allowed to drive for a week, and I have to go to the dr's office to get checked out. She's planning on making use of her time in charge- no doubt!
Thanks for all you support, I really appreciate it! Oh, and Snuggles? I had the nurses looking funny at me when I got your voicemail! Thanks for the laugh Sweetie, it was well- timed! Now I'm just gonna relax, and get better. I'm hoping to get back to work next week. I'm sick and tired of being home, dwelling on this damn problem. I'll be going back about 30 hours a week, just to keep up my benefits. They claim to want me back badly, so they're willing to work around all the medical stuff I still have to deal with. And if I can get at least a month in, I'll be able to go back out if I need to for further surgery. So wish me a speedy recovery!
I have heard from various sources that some of my family and other friends have been reading this thing as well. ( Janine- about time you commented roomie! It's not like you to be this quiet with ME! hehehe!) So shout out to Janine, Ann, Rae, Pete, Laura, and any other of my friends that have found me here. Comment all you want- they're always welcome! Join the party, we don't bite ( often ;-))
I may go back to my old template before I go back to work. It's not that I don't love this one,( the view is soooo nice!) But I like the other one too, and I really didn't use it all that long. Let me know what you think ( as if you won't BWAA HAAA!)
A tour with Bryan Adams this summer? HMMM, I'm not sure how I feel about that. I like some of his stuff, but I'm not a big fan. However, any excuse for a Lep tour is good for me. Now, when the dates come out- where should I go???? Hummmmmmmmm, time to check how much air travel is to various places from here. Any Suggestions? ;-)
I'm gonna be watching movies all day today. As promised, Becky and I rented a bunch, and I'd better get started if we want to get them back in time! Will check back here later. Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hey Y'all!

I'm back. A little "lighter" than before, but here! This is going to be short, as I'm tired as hell. Had my surgery at 1pm, and got to my room about 7pm.( ps to L/S- that's why you got my voicemail!) Went all the way through to this morning without anything to eat. But I'm home, and ready to take 2 Lortab and hit the sack. I couldn't get any sleep in the hospital, the nurses keep checking on you, waking you up. Everything went OK , I will "talk" at you all tomorrow.
Thanks again for all your support, it DID help! Peace, KC

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Title? I don't need no stinkin' Title!





You Are a Dreaming Soul





Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world
So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time
You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...
But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.
Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.
Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.
Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul



I just liked this one!
Becky is staying home from school today, to spend some time with me before I go to the hospital tomorrow. She's been good lately, and she's been so concerned, I just didn't have the heart to tell her no. I know, I'm a sucker- so shoot me! If I were in her shoes, I'd want the same. And since my surgery is at 1 pm , she will not see me until I come home Saturday. She's old enough (14) for visiting, but the other kids aren't, and it would not be fair to them. So she gets to play "hooky" with me for the day. Don't get angry those of you that are teachers out there- there are exceptions for almost every rule.
I'm pretty much packed to go . Since I'm only supposed to stay overnite, I don't need much. Mainly things to keep me from going batty while I'm there.(Since the TV sucks in a hospital!) Have the basics, along with my IPod, my little hand-held games, a couple of books. A question to those of you that work in hospitals- do they allow Cell phones in the rooms? I don't know, and I don't want to break any of the rules,( or cause a problem ) but it would be nice to have. Most of the people I know/talk with have my cell #, rather than my home # ( since that's usually in use by the kids!). Let me know, OK?
I'll try to get back here before I go, but if not- cross your fingers ( or whatever you feel appropriate) tomorrow afternoon for me please. I'll let you all know how it goes. Maybe I can get Becky to come in and post tomorrow evening, and let you all know. If not, Saturday. Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Physician, Heal thyself..

Or something like that! I decided to take that idea to heart, and watched the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" video when I got back from the dr's office yesterday. Had a really good laugh, and felt better. Jeff Foxworthy Et.Al. are just too darn funny! If you have lived in the south, or know southerners, this is a must see!
As for the Dr, nothing much that I didn't know already. He gave me some prescriptions, and took "pre-op" pictures. From every angle! I felt like I was having police mug shots taken! I said as much, to which he replied " Yea, you'll be on "America's Most Wanted" next week. I said " Not with THIS boob I won't!" -- Yea, I thought to myself- I'M BACK!!!!!! ;-) Felt good, I have to say! And I have to go to Wallyworld today. Apparently, due to the surgery, my left arm ( next to the offending boob) is going to be useless for a few days, and with the soreness, I need to buy a bra that is like a sports bra, that hooks in the front. And they recommend that I wear only shirts that button down the front. The problem is I mostly have "sweater-shirts" or T-shirts. Almost all my shirts are the "pull-on" variety. And I'm told that I won't be able to do that for up to a week....
I'm probably going to my mom's today. She bought a new phone last week, as her old one didn't have the "caller-ID" function, and she wants that. She got one of those phones that has the extra handset that goes in another room. Great for her, but she can't get the darn thing programmed! My mom- the 21st century is something she is not ready to embrace yet! She can't even work the cell phone she's had for over a year! And she thinks I can understand the instructions better????
That's it for today I guess. If you all have a good movie to suggest I rent tommorrow- let me know! Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Another Day...

Another darn Dr's appointment. I have to go by the Plastic surgeon's office today. They want to get specific measurements, give me my surgery "to-do" list, and Rx's. Which means I have to drive all the way up there again. Why couldn't they give that all to me at my last appointment, like the general surgeon did? Another 45 minute drive, another $40 Co-pay, and gas wasted- HARRUMPH! I wish these doctors could get their sh*t together!
I been spending time this week cleaning, and getting all the little things done in advance. I probably will me in no shape next weekend to do housework, though I have heard from those who have had this surgery before me that it shouldn't be all that bad. But I will apparently have a "drain" that will remain in for about a week, and that could hinder my movement somewhat. Becky and I are going down to Hollywood video on Thursday to rent a pile of movies, that should help keep me sane!
The last couple of days I have been up and down emotionally. I've tried not to show my fears in front of the kids, but I think Becky knows. She's been sticking pretty close, and hasn't given me any grief about helping around the house ( very strange for a teenager!) I won't lie- this is the first time since I was diagnosed that "fear" has reared it's ugly head again! On Friday, I will lose a part of me that, well, let's put it this way: Even when I was feeling "frumpy", the two things I always thought were my best ( physical) features were my hair, and my,..er, chest. I'm not Dolly Parton, but they've always been a positive asset. And the surgeon showed me some pictures of what I'll probably look like after the surgery, and it's not pretty. I know, I'll be put "back together" eventually. But it still hurts. And though I know, deep down, that Jon loves me- that part of the equation is scaring me as well. I have often teased him about being a "T*t-man", and it IS one of the things that attracted him to me in the beginning. I know, I'm worrying over nothing. After 20 years of marriage, I know this won't end it- but put yourself in my shoes. Sometimes, the head and the heart argue, and this is one of them.
So do me a favor- If you have any good jokes, send them my way. I could use a few good laughs this week! I'll be here. Who knows? Maybe it's just the crappy weather getting to me. HA! Take care of you! Peace, KC

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Monday, January 10, 2005

Monday morning stuff!





You Are From the Sun



Of all your friends, you're the shining star.
You're dramatic - loving attention and the spotlight.
You're a totally entertainer and the life of the party.
Watch out! The Sun can be stubborn, demanding, and flirty.
Overall, you're a great leader and great friend. The very best!



I was not going to post this, yet ANOTHER quiz ( stolen from Kate BTW!) but seeing as the name of this blog is "Sunshine, Most Times" I felt it was appropriate! :-)
TTFN! KC

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Sunday, January 09, 2005

And another "DUH!"

Also stolen from Rhonda, ( jeez, this is getting to be a habit, Huh?!)




You Are a Social Blogger!



Your blog is more of a semi-private affair for your friends.
It's how you keep in touch... sharing stories, jokes, and pics.


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Not the LEAST bit surprising!

Stolen from Rhonda----





Your Dominant Intelligence is Musical Intelligence



Every part of your life has a beat, and you're often tapping your fingers or toes.
You enjoy sounds of all types, but you also find sound can distract you at the wrong time.
You are probably a gifted musician of some sort - even if you haven't realized it.
Also a music lover, you tend to appreciate artists of all kinds.

You would make a great musician, disc jockey, singer, or composer.



Since my father always said I was born with a radio in my ear! We lived in an old house when I was a kid. You know- the kind that creaks and groans at night? It scared me, so my dad got a cheap little ( I'm dating myself here) Transister radio, put it on my headboard- TA DA! No more fear! The semi-famous DJ "Cousin Brucie" (WABC-am out of NYC) was my "bedtime story". God help my parents if the batteries were dead! Dad kept a large supply in stock.
Thus ends my childhood story of the week! Now back to our regularly scheduled silliness.........PPPFFFFTTTTT! ;-) "Talk" at you all later! Peace, KC

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

In Memory of.....

Steven Maynard Clark- 1960-1991






May you rest in peace Steve. You are missed!

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Friday, January 07, 2005

Friday, and assorted stuff!

Well, saw "Meet the Fockers" yesterday. It was really funny, but I would caution any parent out there not to take kids,say, younger than 13-15 years old. There is ALOT of sexual innuendos, and talk that will either go over a young kid's head ( hopefully!!) or be "too much information" ( as my kids would say!) The charactor that Streisand (sp?) plays is a Sex therapist, so take that as a warning!!! Other than that, It is worth the price of admission!
I have been looking around for a case for my I-Pod. I don't want scratch the thing up carrying it around in my purse, or when I go to the hospital. the problem is that can't find one around here, and the one's on-line won't be here in time! I'll have to try and "make" one to suffice until I can get a real one.
That's about it- so goes my exciting life! PFFFT! well, at least I can give you all a laugh:..........................

1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2..00 apiece on those little
bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

2. Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing
section in a swimming pool?

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3. OK.... so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the "Jags" and the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the "Bucs," what does that make the
Tennessee Titans?
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4. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one
enjoys it?
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5. There are three religious truths:
a. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
b. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian
faith.
c. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or at Hooters.
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6. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland
called Holes?
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. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
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8. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread
to begin with?
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9 Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who
drives a racecar is not called a racist?
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10. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?
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11. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that
electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted,cowboys deranged, models
deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
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12. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?
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13. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
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14. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?
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15. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more
as they get older; then it dawned on me .....they're cramming for their
final exam.
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16. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons
and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? toothpicks?
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17. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we
supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the
postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

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18 If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the
others here for?
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19 You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

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20. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?

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21. If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?
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22. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

And with that... Have a great day! Talk at you all soon, the laundry's calling! ;-)
Peace! KC


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Thursday, January 06, 2005

This printed in a Yorkshire Newspaper

An excerpt reads:
Lord Mayor Michael Pye said: "We have been delighted with the number of nominations being sent in and I was particularly surprised at the interest this has generated from so many continents.
"This has been an ideal opportunity for local residents to nominate those individuals and groups who they feel have brought recognition to Sheffield at national or international level."
Nominations closed on December 31, with dozens of names submitted. Those with particularly high support were Bean and music stars Def Leppard, ABC and Human League

God I hope so! It's about time that DL got some recognition. Another part of the article states that nominations came from all over the world ( US,Australia,Russia). Well DUH! With the WWW around, did they think fans of Yorkshire artists wouldn't get wind of this and write??!! Welcome to the 21st century! Now they need to get into the British music hall of fame, oh, and that one in Cleveland... What was the name again ;-)!

I tried to listen to that radio interview yesterday, but I guess "Murphy" has not left my home yet. First, just as "our guys" were saying hello, the truck with the afore mentioned dryer pulled up. Then, when I finally got back to the computer, and managed about 10 minutes, my cousin called from Houston! I know she was just checking on me ( she's the closest thing I have to a sister) BUT NOW!!!! Jeez, it seems that whenever I get set to finally listen to something like this, "life" gets in the way! At least I don't have to pay for that phone bill, we talked for an hour!
Oh and sorry Matt, I didn't mean to just up and leave, but you know.......
I'm going to try and catch " Meet the Fockers" today. If I do, I'll let you all know how it is. With all the time I've spent at home lately, you'd think I would have seen more movies. If I do, they are usually the "rented" variety. Just want something fun before surgery. Have a good day- I'll catch you all later! KC

Invisioned on |8:47 AM|

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

I honor of my eldest Becky

Who thinks this critter is the "end-all"....

kiss my ass2
congratulations. you are the kiss my ass happy
bunny. You don't care about anyone or anything.
You must be so proud


which happy bunny are you?
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I don't know if I'm THAT BAD- but hey- it's all for fun right?!

I have finished with my dr's visits, at least until my surgery. That's scheduled for the 14th, in the afternoon, with me staying overnight and comming home Saturday. It seems that I will not be "back to normal" after. I am being "prepped" by the plastic surgeon to have my reconstruction later ( after my last Chemo)since they can't do it all at once. I'd tell you all, but it might "gross-out" any of my male readers. Suffice to say that I'll be "whole" eventually, which is the main point.
And I bought that dryer today as well. After going to Lowe's yesterday ( they had the best ads on dryers) I found that their delivery fee made their prices a moot point. We have a place down here called "Appliance Direct". Their ads are the worst- but I got a top-of-the-line dryer for $220. The only thing wrong was a LITTLE ding in the front kick panel ( near the bottom). Well, my dryer goes in the garage anyway, and far be it for me to pass up a $500 dryer that cheap!!! It's a great buy! ( that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!)They will deliver it tomorrow, and I can still pay my bills! SWEET!
That's about it for today. Take care of you!!!!! Peace, KC

Invisioned on |3:25 PM|

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Monday, January 03, 2005

Just Ramblin'

Hi! I hope everyone had a good weekend! We didn't do much, just hung out with friends and family, and watched football ( didn't get to see my Steelers though- BUMMMER!). The kids went back to school today, so everything is getting back to "normal". They were originally scheduled off until Weds, but with all the days they missed during the hurricanes, they have to make them up.
I have a busy, expensive day ahead! I have an appointment to see my "new" surgeon. The one I have been seeing is affiliated with the local hospital, which does not accept my insurance. So I had to find one that uses the hospital that DOES take it! This basically sucks, since that hospital is much farther away from home. About an hour's drive ( instead of the 10 - 15 minutes for the other) that my family will have to deal with. At least I've been told that I will only be there for a day or two....
And, of course, "Murphy" has reared his ugly head yet again. I was in the process of doing my weekly laundry and.. The dryer died! It couldn't wait until the bills were all paid from Christmas, it had to die now! And since, with the size of my family, going to the laundrymat is a BIG pain- I must go buy one today. I would get the thing fixed, but it IS old ( 15 years) and I can't see spending that kind of money, when it will be almost as much as a new one *sigh*.
I took a quick look to catch up with "blogland" this morning, and I see that the "troublemakers" have been up to it again. Now, while I have stayed out of the fray up until now,( since I know only what I've read) I do have to say something about a comment I read. I saw someone mention something about people in Florida using the phrase " hoof in mouth" desease. I hope they were not refering to ME. I have stayed away from the "war", because I don't feel I can comment on stuff I know nothing about. I also realize that the name "Karen" is VERY common in the DL community. That's part of the reason I go by KC. So I am NOT confused with the others.( No offense meant to the other "Karens", but I want people to know it's me- when it is ME!) I just wanted to put that out there- I try very hard to be fair, and not offend.I have enough on my plate right now without "stirring another pot". If I have a problem with someone, I will take it off-line- or e-mail privately. Some things, again JMHO, should be private. OK, I got that one off my chest. I feel better ;-)
Have a great day, I'll let you all know what happens at the Dr's when I get back.
Peace! KC

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