Monday, November 29, 2004

mexican christmas

The Chipmunk Song

DAVE: All right you Chipmunks! Ready to sing your song?
CHIPMUNKS: I'll say we are!
ALVIN: Yeah!
DAVE: Let's sing it now!
Okay, Simon?
SIMON: Okay!
DAVE: Okay, Theodore?

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.


I remember when I first heard that song I was in the 3rd grade and had full blown mumps....I hurt so badly.My mom bought alvin and the chipmunks record to cheer me up ...Yes high scrilling voices that will make my ears feel better

Even time I hear that damn record I cringe with pain Ha!  Bad memories ..... must breathe ....slowly donna in and the out must breathe....

There much better...

So My living room offically looks like a mexican restaurant.......My husband gets very festive and decorative at christmas time...

First he puts up lights around the windows   Then...oh how about some garland...Looks nice honey I like that ........thennnnn how about around the fireplace..... ok now the doorway, and how about around into the other room....Oh my gosh he is a runaway lights and garland train.......


Meanwhile...... angel kitty is scoping out the tree...... circling ever so slowly....... just waiting for the first shiny thing she can pounce on....

Finally Randy gets finish and says with chest puffed out.... there honey what do you think..I look up blinded by the light...HUMM dont you think its a little much....ok he starts to look deflated..I'm begining to hurt his feelings so I say well now that I look at it I think I like it yeah kind of cool 

Looks great honey.... where is my margarita,chips and hotsauce..




Sunday, November 28, 2004

Back to School

Hi ho Hi ho its back to school we go......

Yes it's that dreaded conversation I have with my children every sunday night....

Zach: <my 7 year old>Momma what days is it< he always puts "s" on things that shouldnt have "s"

ME: IT's sunday baby

Zach: do we have school tomarrow?

ME: yes

Zach: NOOOOOO!!!! I told you momma I'm already smart..

Me:Yes you are but you have to get smarter...

Zach: I'm already smarter..I told you....

Me: GO get your but into the bed..night  night  I love you!

Zach: huffing off ....whining the whole way

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

20 minutes later~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Zach: Walks into living room...Momma I dont feel good

Me:why are you out of bed young man?

Zach: momma I'm sick I can't go to school tomarrow because I'm sick.... ok momma

Me:Where do you feel bad at????

Zach: I dont know I'm just sick so I can't go to school when I'm sick... right momma

ME: Your butt's fixing to be sick after I get the belt so get to bed......

yeah I said fixin  its a texas slang laugh all you want:-)

Zach: ok momma...<A pause and I can see the wheels a turning in his little mind.....> can I sleep in your bed for 1 minutes<smiles and looks at me with those sweet doe eyes...>

Me: ok 1 minute tell daddy I said it was ok

<yeah I'm a big push over I know>

I go back to typing my journal and in comes the 9 year old cameron

Cameron:<my 9 year old> momma.....

Me: What!

Cameron: I need my toe nails cut..

Me< laughing on the inside wandering how long he sat in his bed thinking that one up.>

Me: Let me see those toes....Dang son those toe nails are gross hand me those clippers....

ME: Don't ever let your toe nails get this long its not good for your toes

Cameron:<looking at me wide eyed> Really what will happen?

ME: Welll I'm not sure but you never know ......

its just not give me a kiss and get your hiney into that bed..

Cameron:  Thanks mom I love you gives me a big kiss and a hug...


IF only all there problems were this easy to fix <sigh>


Saturday, November 27, 2004

Saturday Six - Episode 33 Picture from Hometown




These question come from Patrick's Place journal go and check it out

1. How long do your Thanksgiving leftovers usually last, and at what's the first non-Thanksgiving item you begin to crave when you tire of turkey?

oh a day or so the stuffing is the first to go because it is my I eat it all up

2. Of the following, which would you most prefer to be located:
a) Interstate highway traffic jam
b) Slow-moving checkout line
c) Dentist's chair

I'd have to go with patrick on this one and say my car because I have the radio to listen to

3. What is at the top of your personal Christmas gift wish list this year?
I would love to have dsl or cablem modem internet
4. What improvement would you most like to see added to AOL's Journal software?

a way to preview your journal before you send it...spell check ..and I easier way to put graphics in or better yet aol journals have a whole graphic library to use

5. What seasonal movies do you most look forward to this time of year?

ITs a charlie brown 's christmas

Tara:  What is your favorite classic 80's video game?

galatica sp?  or centipede..or ms pac man

Friday, November 26, 2004

hippy rah rah

Well I thought I was going to sleep but can't'.Today wasn't really eventful......Last night my sister e-mailed me and ask if I wanted to get up at 5:00 and fight the crowds...i thought what the heck why not..I'm kid free and husband free right now...

Well I woke up at 9 am and call her to say hey you didn't call me  she didnt get up either Ha!!!  It was wishful thinking on our part to think we would get up that early anyway....

We did go the the mall later that day...I went in that store Hot Topic with my neice  scarey scarey looking people in there.....but nice salegirl though.. I must of look funny because the salegirl said mam what store were you looking for...I said humm do I look out of place here or what ...she laughed and I laighed..

<I started to tell her just take me to the back room shave off half my hair.... black eyeline my eyes and put a couple of rings through my lips and nose...yeah that should do it >  Naugh second thought dont' think the hubby would go for a goth loooking wife  its probably againist home owner rules somewhere:-)

I told her my neice was looking for a tongue ring....

Now I just dont get this having a hole in your tongue me uncool but damn it hurts when I bite my tongue why would I want a piece of metal shot through my tongue with a big ball on it....

I just don't see the payoff for a hole in your tongue....Nobody sees it....Its damn annoying when I'm trying to talk to someone who has one and thier constantly clicking the metal ring with thier tongue while you trying to talk to them...

Oh well...such is life..I think randy and the boys come back tomarrow..I have to work tomarrow evening.....I'm getting bored with my job. I get bored easily I need constant change I'm too ADD

I have been trying to reach my oldest for several days not sure whats up with him....probably to busy for mom..girls to date parties to go to etc I remember the 20's

Sorry if the journals been a little bland lately not feeling funny la


Ate too much thanksgiving  go figure.....the picture above is what my butt is going to look like if I don't stoppppp!!!!

Well Its off to bed to snuggle with the cats and the dog...

Heather I got your message miss smarty pants:-)

your welcome down here in TEXAS anytime

Your husband can overdose on cowboy memorbila Ha!!




Donna In TEXAS


Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a good thanksgiving....I am tired tonight so I am going to bed early....

Monday, November 22, 2004

Lost loves

My mother comes into my room tonight tells me she has something funny to tell me...Long story short she mentions my old high school sweetheart

Yes hummmm Paul Borgfeld.........or Now DR Paul Borgfeld......

AAGGHH first loves......makes your heart flutter just to think:

The way I loved holding his hand walking to class

kissing him in the halls....sitting by him in his car..

the smell of his colonge..warmth of his breath

all the dreams we had......kinda of brings a tear to my eye thinking about it


I wander sometimes.... dear paul of mine...Do you ever think of me?? you wonder how my life turned out??    If I'm happy........If I loved again??Do you ever want to just pick up the phone to here that voice from the distance past and remember??? Yes paul I loved you ....with a love that only a person can have for a first love 

I hope your life was everthing you wanted...I hope you loved again and somewhere deep in my heart... I guess I would hope.... for a small moment if by chance someone mention the name Donna Ray your heart would go the good the high school dreams..and you would smile....a warm smile of contentment .... just remembering.

Maybe things didnt end the way you or I wanted but end they did.

Paul  you were my first love and first kiss....special times

.....but even though its been  23 years if someone mentions your name by chance.....

I smile.... close my eyes and   ...remember


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Shelby cat

Good morning!!!

I have a question about my cat that is 15 years old.  He has never been sick and is a great cat but lately he has been peeing in places other than the catbox  yukkk!!!!  He has never I repeat never ever done this before so I took him to the VET they ran blood test and stuff told me he had kidney disease and there was nothing they could do but give him anitbiotics.

We gave him the antibiotics and started him on special food.  He did pretty good for a while...but now he is peeing even worse.  I hate this more than anything...yuuuukkkkkk

Has anybody dealt with this before with thier cat?

He doesnt seem to be sick that I can see.... he still eats and drinks etc.... and is not having problems urinating:-)

I would defintley but him to sleep if I thought for a minute he was suffering.... but he doesn't seem to be except he will do that howling meow occasionally.  My mom says its because he is in pain....but I don't agree because as soon as I say his name he stops with the meowing....I think he is looking for me


Of course my mom is always doom and gloom anyway!!!

Just wandering if anybody has any input on this.


Below is a prayer request from a Christian Talk Radio Man I listen to on KLIF here in Dallas Fort Worth.  I will copy and paste his e-mail.  It speaks for itself...


Wednesday 17 November 2004, 9:00pm -- An hour ago I was kneeling at the foot of a hospital bed.  Crying and praying with a friend whose son lay there on life support.<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:P> </O:P>

During the show this afternoon, Lauren and I received wordthat the 19 year old son of a friend of many years had been involved in an automobile accident and was in the hospital.  As soon as the show was over, I went there.<O:P> </O:P>

As I stood and listened to my friend Bill talk about his son -- as he talked about needing a miracle -- when he said, "I will take him anyway I can get him.  We really need a miracle" -- I was speechless.  Even as am writing this there is a huge lump in my throat.<O:P> </O:P>

I am asking you right now to pray for a miracle for Brandon Smith. <O:P> </O:P>

Whatever you are doing, would you please stop right now and pray that his body would be restored and God would heal him? <O:P> </O:P>

We know we are always to follow our requests with a prayer that Gods will would be done.  And we know that there are many things we cant understand.  But selfishly, I am praying that Bill and Lissa and their family will have a chance to take Brandon home and care for him.<O:P>  And I am asking you to do the same.</O:P>

I have never begged you before, but I am begging you now.  Pray for the miracle that Bill and Lissa and their family are praying for...the miracle that Brandon needs.<O:P> </O:P>

I know that I would not get through one sentence of this on the air.  It is just too much.  So I wanted to humbly ask you for this thing that is the least we can do and the most we can do:  PRAY.<O:P> </O:P>

Thank you so much for reading this and for your faithfulness to do what the Lord prompts you to do.  <O:P></O:P>If you would like to jot a note of to Bill and Lissa, click here.

God bless you,<O:P>  

Scott Wilder

Donna in TEXAS

Saturday, November 20, 2004



1. Other than news, sports, editorials and weather, which specific features or columns of the newspaper do you always read?

obituaries  I'm obssessed with death I guess :-)

living section,society section..I pretty much read the paper  from front to back

2.  When do you normally do your Christmas shopping?  Have you started this year's, yet?  Do you intend to spend more, less or the same this year versus last year?

I usually wait last minute having less time makes it easier I just pick the gift and go ...I dont think a lot because I know I dont have time to mull over for days about what I want to give.

3. You're having a true "TV Dinner," made by a classic character:  who would you rather have in the kitchen:
A) Aunt Bee from "The Andy Griffith Show"
B) Alice from "The Brady Bunch"
C) June from "Leave it to Beaver"
D) Edith from "All in the Family"
E) Claire from "The Cosby Show"

Aunt Bee of course I agree with patrick good southern cooking  hummm

4. What topic are you most sick of hearing about in J-Land? the's over let go on

5. What company is annoying you most with junk mail?Those crappy coupon stuff envelopes who give you coupons on stuff you would never buy

Chantal:  What cheesy sitcom (from any era) most describes how you grew up? Your family, location, dynamics, details...

i dont know it there is one disfunctional enough to protray my family :-)

Thursday, November 18, 2004

FYI-watch out

 I got this from a journal I read called American Ride  I though tI would pass it on you can never be too careful


CBS Report Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 08:57:21 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

"Keep a watch out for people standing near you in the checkout line at retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, etc., who have a camera-cell phone in hand.  With the camera-cell phones, they can take a picture of your credit card, which gives them your name, number, and expiration date. CBS reported this type of identification theft is one of the fastest growing scams today. Be aware of your surroundings, forward to all your friends and family." WOW!

tired tired and more tired

WEll went to work at the hospital yesterday and it was a hum dinger...

Usually when I go in the operation is over and patient is recovered and sleeping so....when I went in and they were still operating on the day surgery patient and the overnight patient was in recovery I knew this wouldnt be a good night.

The day patients husband was very funny...His wife was being very demanding and loud<she was in for breast enlargement and nose job>....When we gave him instructions on what to do with her when she got home he looked at us with a pitiful look on his face and said I have to take her home can I leave her here?

RN and I laughed...Sorry pal she is all yours now:-)

I found out that I have to work another overnight friday  Dang....

I'm so tired working 40 in 3 days ugh!!! That doesn't include my Kohl's hours..It doesnt matter how much sleep I get during the day its never restful and lots of interuptions. After about two days of it I feel very dumb drum like I'm moving in slow motion..

Of course while I'm out working nothing gets done at home....Then I think soooooo.... this is why I don't work fulltime anymore.

Momma becomes very cranky.......Don't know how I did it all those past 20 years when I work fulltime.

I went ahead and changed my password and we will see if that keeps the scumbags from my account..

Off to get the kids to bed and tuck my tired bones in the tub.

Wow nexts week in Thanksgiving ..I havent bought a thing so I have done my duty as a pro procrastinator...Sighhhh My job is done.

God Bless,

Donna In TEXAS

Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Don't have a lot of time on the way to my job at the hospital.  I do have a quick question.

I'm so mad about this and need to know what to do.  Somehow when I send e-mails to people and I go into check my sent to delete excess sent stuff .........someone is sending hundreds of e-mails or spam to people via me.  I believe they call it a trojan although I 'm not up on the lingo.....

I have 2 types spyware system and norton antivirus ....Its the same place that does this it says something about saving thousands on your mortgage.

If someone could tell me how to get rid of this or even find it on my computer....

I wish they would send people who do stuff like this to jail I feel like its an envasion ...if they hopped in my car and took it for a joyride without my permission they would arrest them

All ideas welcome

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

How to give a cat a pill

How To Give A Cat A Pill


If you have ever tried to give a cat a pill you know

how difficult it is. The following instructions are fool proof!


1. Pick up the cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm
as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either
side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while
holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth.
Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.


2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from under chair. Cradle cat
in left arm and repeat process.


3. Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take a new pill from foil wrap. Cradle cat in left arm holding
rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill
to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.


5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top
of wardrobe. Call spouse in from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between the knees. Holding
front and rear paws, ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse
to hold cat's head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler
into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap.
Make a note to buy a new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully
sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set aside for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with it's head
just visible from beneath spouse's armpit. Put pill in end of drinking
straw, force cat's mouth open with pencil and blow down straw.

9. Check label to make sure that pill is not harmful to humans. Drink
glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm
and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.


10.Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in
cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force
mouth open with spoon, flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply
cold compress to cheek and check records for last tetanus shot.
throw t-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call the fire department to retrieve cat from tree across the road.
Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid
cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly
to leg of dining room table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from garage.
Force cat's mouth open with small trowel. Push pill into mouth followed}
by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour 1/2 pint
of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Get spouse to drive you to emergency room. Sit quietly
while doctor stitches finger and forearm and removes pill remnants
from right eye. Stop by furniture store on the way home to order
a new table.

15. Arrange for vet to make housecall.


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Monday, November 15, 2004


I have just gotten throught helping my fourth grader with his math homework and I offically earned a margarita damn the luck I cant drink...

What is with the crap math they teach  you think the teachers get together and say what can we teach that will totally push the parents to the brink....

Now its math how different can it be from when I went to school....Here is a scoop ....if your going to teach it different from when us oldies took it dont ya think you should let us in on the dang answers or send a paper home saying ......

Ok oldies you did it like this but we're teaching it like this....This would help us tremdously since you cram all that homework on them and leave us high and dry to figure it out.

I'm ready to go peel the teacher fingersnails off!!!!! Gee I feel like I'm still working in corporate america ....I still  remember ...where  upper management  would change the rules but not tell you the new rules ...just leave you there to guess..And then write you up because you broke the "rules" 

Give me a freaken break I'm not getting paid for this frustration to boot..If I wanted to homeschool I would do it and have the freaking answers in the I would sleep late because my school wouldn't start untill 10:00 am huumm now that I think about it maayybbeee

Forget it!!!! I would just say its Mrs Bairds day everyday and were going to loaf off..Ha! We would never learn.

Ok teachers you put up with my child for 8 hours I totally give you kuddos for that but cut a old fogie an break.....I haven't figure your new fangled math.......Help me please before I pull out more hair and have two bald patches...:-)


Or I could be like dornbrau and lick the math paper and then the teacher wouldnt touch it Read Dustbunny Club of North America journal to know what I'm talking about. The link is above:-)

busy week

WEll it is even more gray and dreary today...What's up with the weather....


I don't know much about arthritis but I'm thinking maybe I have it in my hands.  My symptoms are. aching in the joints which feels better if I squeeze them or massage them.  Also heat makes them feel better.  It just started when the weather changed..Dang it it sucks it get old...


I may not be able to write as much this week due to the fact I'm having to work both at the hospital and kohls.  I haven't worked at the hospital except maybe once in the last 4 months so I was surprized when then called.  I guess since its the end of the year patients are trying to get all there plastic surgery done before there deductibles start over.... I only work as needed or when the other girl can't work however the other girl has decided not to work there anymore so maybe I will get more shifts.  It's better money but not as enjoyable as Kohl's.......

I think wednesday will be the toughest day I work 6:00am -2:00pm at kohls and then 6:00pm to 6:00am at the hospital I will be a tired littl pup. I'm off thursday and friday so I can recoup then.

Bye for now

donna In TEXAS



Sunday, November 14, 2004

Life in texas

Today was a very dreary,rainy and a cold day deep in the heart of Texas.

Only in Texas will you see people wearing flipflops and shorts when its 30 degrees outside.  They have a saying in texas if you dont' like the weather just wait 24 hours it will change.  I t is true it can be 30 degrees one day and 80 degrees the next.  Crazy Crazy!!!

WE took the kids to see the incredibles last night...I have to say I really enjoyed the movie.  At first it was slow but the second half was funny.  There was cute funny stuff for the kids and deeper meaning for us adults.<As pixar is good at this>  I thought it was ironic that the mom was called elasta girl.  Think about it aren't all moms stretched out thinly with all we do. 



WE have dial up <groan> so my face is starting to look like this little one above trying to read  all the journals I have signed up on my alert for .  I'm getting more alerts than I can keep up with.  It's hard to choose I want to read so many....I love reading all of you guys entries.  This dial up has got to go. We don't  have DSL avalible and we really don't have the extra cash to pay 55.00 for cable modem.  

SO.....I wait....with anticipation for the day we get DSL in our neigborhood. Sometimes I go to the library and use there computer ...dang they are fast...before you release the mouse button your page is up on the screen.       

Well must go the children are out of bed once again.... there is another problem to tend to...always is when they don't wont to stay in bed.







Friday, November 12, 2004



I have a question. does anybody have this same problem...

When I click on view comments there are some journals that open right up and some that wont open at all even if I made a comment.  I have found no rhyme or reason.

Is is something I'm doing wrong or is there something on our journals we can click to prevent others from looking at the comments.

I'm not tring to be nosey I like to see other responses and scan for other journals I might like to read.


Tonight we went to eat at Luby's I love lubys ...not sure why maybe  it's dejavu and takes me back to high school when I stood in line to get my food....<Remember those days.... I so looked forward to lunch because there was always a cute guy I would swoon over as I ate Ha! >

My eyes are always bigger than my stomach which isn't saying much since I had gastric bipass surgery 5 years ago and my stomach is the size of a thumb :-) We pigged out of course my kids wanted to eat the dessert first....there was a little fight about that I WON..  sort of :-)


The news just said a mom was getting convicted for breast feeding her child...........oh well the small detail was she had just done crack cocaine so it went into her breat milk  DUHHHHHHH......


There should be a idiot test that all people should take before reproducing >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SO back to lubys why does the tea or water taste so much better in those clear glass glasses...Is it the tingle on the ice...or the hypnotic click of the teaspoon as you stir in the sugar.  Of course if you live here in TEXAS they give you the choice of already sweet tea.

Like my behind needs more help...Thank you very much.


Well I guess I'm going to have to break down and start putting a food journal to pen and paper or maybe put it here who knows.

Dr B is upset with me for gaining weight and he is right I need to get a grip.  I'm an emotional eater.  I weighed 250  size 24 in 1999 b4 gastricbipass I got down to 113 size 3-4  2002 whoo hoo!!!

Well, one hysterectomy, job layoff, lack of exercise later I have gained about 35 lbs back  I'm so pissed at myself but not pissed enough to get off the couch and exercise. :-( I need to get modivated..

So I thought if I had to write in my journal what I eat maybe I would be more responsible. ...Right < I hear you guys laughing all the way here in texas :-)>

Thursday, November 11, 2004

New Baby

I just wanted to say thanks to all the people who have left comments on my journal..... You guys are awesome!!! I'm enjoying the new friendships that have developed.I also enjoy going into your worlds everyday. :0)


I spent the morning visiting my new great niece...Her name is mackayla <I think I spelled it right> She is very beautiful and I forget how tiny they start out.


I am watching my niece Deidra's other child his name is Jadon and he is 21 months. He is watching nemo he loves nemo...... I had to do something to hypnotize his little butt so I could do important stuff like type in my journal....Just kidding Sort of:-)

He also loves Shrek but he can't pronounce it right ...He cant put the "r" in it.. so you guess it he sounds like  he is saying :shit:... gulp..

Jadon was getting impatient at being in the hospital room so I decided to walked him down to look at the babies.

My sister Gerry had given him a shrek sticker earlier to pacify him...worked about hummm 1 minute

SOOOO... as were walking down the hall he realizes he has lost the sticker and starts yelling where shrek..where shrek except it sounded like where shit ...where shit.... all the people looked at me with that look of you bad mother...< I'm at that age where they are not sure if I'm the mom or grandmother> Ha!

Of course I'm not either I'm the Aunt well Great Aunt.

I looked at them<blushing> and said he is saying shrek

They said ooohhhh I seee.. with that look like sure lady

like we really believe you..


Well got to go Jadon has dissapeared into the other room and is quite..... that can't be good...the quniea pig is in the other room yaakes.


Donna In Texas

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Dang the hormones



So it’s 12:42 and I just got off work…I was supposed to get off at 10:00 ugh. I didn’t get a chance to make a journal entry because my oldest son Landon 22 decided to pay me a visit.

What that means is he is coming over to

-say Hi

Get on computer

Instant message a bunch of girls

Turn computer off

Turn T.V. on

Flip through channels

Watch stupid dumb shows

Turn computer back on

Go to frig ask what’s in there while starting at what’s in there

Makes a mess in the kitchen

Get back on computer

…then repeats the process

SO I didn’t get to get on the computer much at all.

I hate this age!!!! So self absorbed blech!

It’s so much easier when they are little babies.

Today was a crybaby day for me. My husband made the mistake of calling me before he got home. Of course I decided to have the talk with him….You know the talk…..

Me: I’m upset today

Husband: <calling from work> what’s wrong

Me: I feel like no one cares about me. Landon came over and of course only wants to be on the computer..

Husband: <silence>

Me: ARE YOU THERE !!!<thinking I’m being ignored?

Husband: Yes

Me: I feel like as long as I’m cleaning the house, Doing laundry.. .take care of kids.. Cooking supper and fulfilling everybodies needs then everybody is happy….but nobody stops to think maybe mom needs a little tlc every now and then.

Husband: <Now talking to someone in the background and not hearing me>

Me: Your busy at work I will let you go

Husband: OK BYE I love you

Me: Yeah bye.

Yeah I know what A whiney baby I was..I hung up the phone and cried a little and then started supper, Tried to get Landon to talk to me while I cook …that lasted hum 5 minutes.

Meanwhile the kids had started playing a cd and dancing.

My husband came in from work and he walked up to me and hug me right in the kitchen and said Honey I do Love you very much. <awwwh I know>

The music turned to a slow song and I said dance with me just for a minute and he slow dance with me in the kitchen for about a minute <Yeah I know you want to puke!!!> I felt better..

I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me felt like the old pms days then it hit me <slap> I forgot to change my hormone patch today……NO WONDER I Had no estrogen in the body!!!!

Dang those hormones. So I’m all better now

Thanks for asking J




Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Stupid dumb Me

I just spent AN HOUR typing my entry and blink I lost it AAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!

I'm little upset so I'm going to bed and I will write to you great people tomarrow.


Donna In TEXAS

Monday, November 8, 2004

brittany rocks <not the singer>

I got this free glitter name from brittanys journal she loves to do graphics. .E-mail heror check her journal and she will do any name for you any color

Brittanys Graphic Attic


you want whine with that cheese

Good morning to all.  My morning started very early about 5:30 ugh!!!

Cameron woke me up with a nosebleed bless his heart.  I dont know why his nose does that.....IT just started a few months ago if anybody out there has any info on that please let me know.

This is my third day of being sick yuk!!! I dont know what bug has made a home in my body but it started in my throat and head and move all the way out the other end yaakes!!!

I enjoy reading journals alot and now that I have one I always noticed how many comments people have.I just read one that had at least 16 comments per day!!!!!dang  Ok what am I doing wrong? Maybe I'm too boring maybe I just plain suck.  I think I try too hard ....I 'm too much of a people pleaser :-)

I have to work tonight at kohls not really feeling like it.  Still feel puny and whiney...

My mom came back last night as I mentioned before she lives with us well monday thru friday...It was suppose to be temporary <well she has been here since march>just untill she sold her house  blah blah.

Long story short she has back out of selling her house and goes home every weekend.  I guess she expects to live here forever..who knows.

I cant talk to her about it...I have tried and she does that guilt mom stuff...She wont go live with my sister ....GOD I wish she would leave. 

I love her but I can love her from far away:-) Acutally my mom is a very depressed person who is fatalistic and refuses to see that she has a problem. Last night she came home and I was checking e-mail because being sick I hadn't been on the computer at all.

MOM: what's wrong with you? Are you sick? Why are you laying on the couch?  Where is the broom?

<yes she asks these question rapidly without waiting for answers

and she is pacing.

Me: Yes I have been sick all weekend. Mom why are you cleaning the you think its dirty?

mom: Well...<pregant pause> the floor just needs sweeping.

Now... my mom could go into a sterile operating room and find dirt

I know what your thinking I should talk to her I have tried I said mom if you want to stay here in frisco I will help you find a apartment or if you want to go back to wichita Falls I will help you find a job back at your home.. What do you want to do?

what is her response....What you dont want me here.... am I on a time limit ......... CRAP I give up!!!!!




Saturday, November 6, 2004

The Winner is



Well here is the winner of my recent entry of pet peeves and his is

 Favorite candy:Hershey Bar  But I'd rather sit down with an avocado and mayonaise.

Pet Peeve:  People who are supposed to listen but do not. McDonalds....
Speaker: Welcome to McDonalds.  May I help you?
Me:  Hot apple pie and black coffee.
Speaker: Do you want that heated?
Me.  Yes please.  Hot apple pie and black coffee.
Speaker: Do you want anything to drink with that.
Me: Yes please. Black coffee.
Speaker:  Do yoiu want cream and sugar with that?
Comment from chasferris -

I think you were very patient chasferris with the numnut running the speaker.  What have won you ask?

You have won your very own unlimited viewing of my journal

booo hiss I know I know thats not really a prize:-)

You have won a big thank you from me for responding to my journal and I hope everyone goes to your journal and says hi.  chasferris is the youngest in his nursing home and I think is very cool to be so hip to computers at 79 I believe I got your age right if my clogged up head remembers correctly.

Many Thanks

Donna in Texas



I not feeling well today woke up with a sore throat...Everybody is getting on my nerves even I'm getting on my own nerves.


This damn orange pumkin has found me again and I have woof down a snickers and a butterfinger.....snack size of course which means I can eat more right:-)

We took the kids to a national guard place and took picture of zach and cameron with army tanks.  Zach loved it. He loves anything army.

Stopped by the library picked a book they were holding for me... The time travelers wife.  I hope it is good.

Will write more later when my brain isnt full of snot!!! blech!! ...Gross I know

Donna In Texas

Thursday, November 4, 2004

random thoughts

Boy my dogs are barking!!!! My suppose part time job was fulltime today. I started working part time to help with bills and to have social interaction with the human race. I work at Kohl's and I do enjoy it most days.  I have a great boss Brian Nicholson <there is a shout out to ya brian> and most of the people are nice.

Would somebody take this big fat orange pumpkin full of candy out of my eyesite I can't stop eating this candy!!!!

I'm not a chocolate person but those dang smarties candy I could eat my weight in them.


pixie sticks and wonka nerds also......

So what is your favorite halloween candy??????


So...... most of the day I spent putting up visuals..... thats fancy talk for pictures of models to lear your eye to buy the clothes.  I didn't mind that so much but the last 3 hours I spent folding and hanging shirts.  Yes folding and hanging shirts!!!! I felt like I was at home:-) go figure... well at least I got paid Ha!

They put me up near the register to do this and all 3 hours people thought I was the greeter at walmart or something.It was asked Donna day.

The number 1 queston of the day was drum roll please....

1.where is the bathroom....

2. are you open...

< NO I wasn't behind a register at all ....but people see register and they attack:-) When I said no and directed them in a nice manner to the register 10 feet away... they gave me a pissey look like I just didn't want to check them out.  I dont even know how to run a register and don't want to know......:-)

I forget how crazy the public can be and amusing..

Today was screaming kid day also... Now kids can get a little cranky I know I have kids but when your kid is screaming at the top of thier lungs for 30minutes to an hour ...take that kid to the car!!!!

I'm curious journal readers out there what is your pet peeves at work.....????? coworkers???customers???bosses???

well time to tuck the kiddos into bed.

Donna In Texas

P.S.  I big thank you to Step who always comments in my journal and always reads.  You are a great friend!

Read her journal and see her cute baby boy... her link is on my site

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

funny site

when I was looking for funny electoral pictures I came upon this site

Thought it was funny you can pick words and the president will say them.  ok people be nice :-)

Election bring out the creature in all of us

Ok how do I say this politely???? Is the freaking election over yet!!!

I'm eating my weight in stress over this crap..... No it's not about who wins....... it's something way more stressfull  let me explain......

My mother lives with my husband and I.

My mother is for Kerry

My husband is for Bush


They are driving me crazy!!!! The comments flying back and forth gee people aaaahhhhhhh.

I say make them both president and let them work it out together or throw them both out and get two different people altogether...:-)

Yeah thats the ticket  lets put my husband and mom as president and lets watch them fight it out......


I tried to stay out of it but nooooooo   they had to pull me in.  SO I tried to tell my point of view but they didn't want to hear my point of view they wanted me to side with them I refused to take sides.  I gave up nobody is listening to me.

Well mom kind of listen to me.... after all I am her child she gave birth to me so I get a little rank there:-)  ..but hubby is blowing and going bush ..blah blah blah blah...Democrats blah blah

I can see the hairs on my moms neck  oh my gosh she is going to blow

My husband is usually a very quite person but this stuff makes him a creature. Now I know he listens to talk radio glen beck darrell ankarlo and all those sorts and...he knows a lot about the goings on etc..... but come on give it a rest your not goin to win with my mom

SO I went to the kids room to read them a story ....came back 20 minutes

so here is what transposed.

ME: <I walk in and husband is blowing like archie bunker.>... I say Are you still quaking about this election stuff.

Husband: Well its better than getting online 10 times a day instead of cleaning the house ..      Yep ladies he went there........

ME:oh you think I don't clean the house well I wont clean a damn thing again @@@ and I walked out of the room.

15 minutes later......................

I 'm in the bathtub analyzing how in the heck did I get pulled into that crap..... I fell right into to it...... I see two little eyes peeking through the door.

Yes is was hubby begging my forgiveness..HA!!

Yes I will forgive him in a couple of hours<smile>

Theory this election brings out the creature in all of us......

Ps I hired this little gopher above to protect me from futher election backlash:-)


Monday, November 1, 2004

Oh my Gosh I'm Old

Hope everyone had a great halloween...zach said

Momma it was the best halloween ever!

AWWW he is a sweetheart

Everytime we would go up to a house the people answering the door would say look its spiderman or look at spidey..Cameron went as a ninja... he also wore one of those mask that cover your face except for the eye,nose and mouth holes.....remember those masks the ones you can't breath in and you sweat plus you can only see forward...

Gosh my kids are growing too fast.... Were does the time go?





The other day I was at work and this song came on I really liked. It was popular in my high school days.... anyway I was saying to a coworker  <a young coworker I might add>

ME:  WOW I remember this song I love it!..I start humming hum hum..... and  then I can't stand it I bust out  in song.......Suuuddennnly the wheels are in motion .....and I I I I I   I 'm ready to taaaake all my chances with yoooouuuuu<I sounded more like a howling dog:-)>

Coworker: >Looking at me like I'm nuts> It is a nice song who sings it.

Me:<looking at her like...duhhhh>  Well olivia newton john and john travola....

coworker: JohnTravolta sang and recorded a song..... wow!!!! I didn't know that when did he do that?

ME:<casual tone> Oh....... around 1979.1980 somewhere around there

Coworker: Oh........ I wasn't born yet..

Me :<Gulp>....Boy I feel Old!!!

I just smiled and walked away....


When did I get so old???????:-)