Saturday, September 20, 2008


Yes, I'm shouting and yes, that's rather strong language.

I HATE menopause!!!!

I could go on and on about rather personal things here but I'm sure you don't want to read about it so I'll refrain. Not to mention the fact that if you read what I have to say, I probably would never again be able to look you in the eyes.

I always thought menopause would be wonderful without the monthly inconvenience but I WAS WRONG!!

Nuff said....

Friday, September 19, 2008

That Was Fun

The Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief of Oklahoma has been here this week cooking meals and the local churches are serving them. I just found out about it last night.

Today I helped serve 500 something meals at lunch and again tonight I helped serve almost 900 meals.

I was working with the local Catholic church and had the best time. I know most of the people I was working with so I didn't feel awkward at all.

I have a teeny bit of sunburn because I forgot sunscreen at lunch but it's not bad.

I'll help tomorrow at lunch if needed and at supper for sure.

There's plenty to do at home but this helps me feel like I'm doing something to help people that are struggling.

Father Mike asked me if I ever slow down. I told him no, that it was in my genes to stay busy. He told me I needed to cut off my jeans. He's such a comedian. He said I was like the Energizer Bunny. Vaughn told him that I was awesome. That will sure swell your head up. :)

I'm Addicted

That's not difficult since I have quite an addictive personality. It's too bad that quality doesn't do anything for my procrastination. :)

So, I'm addicted to Paperback Swap. I'm not even reading much these days since I seem to be addicted to the computer but I'm having so much fun looking for books, mailing out books and even reading a few books. I devoured 3 of them on our trip to San Diego.

If you're a reader and would like to trade books for the cost of postage, check out PBS. If you happen to sign up, I'd appreciate it if you'd use me as a reference. My username is beckydale and my email is

I've mailed out about 10-12 books and gotten some books I'd wanted to read but didn't want to spend the money on. I've also gotten a couple of fun books for my classroom.

I'm spending way too much time checking out member's bookshelves and looking at books. I also have a healthy wish list. I'm also totally regretting all the books I've donated to various charities because I could have gotten books in exchange. Oh well, such is life. Hopefully they went to good homes and didn't end up in the trash somewhere.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Dreaming when you wake up

I hate to wake up in the middle of a dream, especially when the dream isn't finished and nothing has been resolved. When that happens, it's a really bad start to my day and it seems to linger most of the day.

This morning I was dreaming about Grannie and PawPaw.

The things I remember:
  • I told Grannie that she had really pretty blue eyes. She told me there was too much green in them and they really weren't that pretty.
  • I told her about Jenny's freckles and about how sometimes she'll rub them and think about Grannie even though she never knew her.
  • PawPaw came home and wanted us to go to town. There were 2 small boys there with us but I have no idea who they were. PawPaw, the boys and I got in the car but Grannie hadn't come out yet. He waited all of about 30 seconds to a minute and then left without her. He didn't go back in to see if she needed anything, he just left.
  • PawPaw had parked the car in the back yard instead of on the carport.
Now I'm wanting to cry and feeling very melonchalic. It's much better when I dream good things about my grandparents.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Doing a Happy Dance

I know, I know, it's been almost a month since I've blogged. August is a busy, busy month for me. I've got several things to get caught up on and I'll try to get that done this month.

Now for the happy dancing...

When we bought our new car Friday, I qualified for Tier 1 financing, the best Toyota has to offer! I'm so excited about that!! I've worked really, really hard to get it there. Mine was better than Steven's to begin with but his is getting there too.

When we bought the truck, 4years ago, our credit was so bad that I'm pretty sure our interest rate is 15 or 18%. Mostly, I really, really don't want to know. I just want it to be paid for......

It surely feels good for our credit to finally be in a good place and to be making excellent progress towards getting out of debt.