I actually found two poems about my hometown, Council Bluffs, Iowa. If you want to read them, click on the "Poetry" tab above.
I so enjoy "The Big Bang Theory" ... new show tonite. Good beginning, I've had several belly laughs! I love the geek stuff, the geek/nerd bitches (ooops, sorry); they're all just so much fun ... quite a combination of characters!
A preacher and his flock at a very poor church in the hills of Tennessee took up collections, baked cakes and washed cars for months to get enough money to buy paint for the church exterior which was bare and weather beaten. Finally they went to Walmart and bought enough paint for the job and all joined together on a Saturday morning to complete the job. When they were about half finished they realized that they were going to run out of paint before finishing. The preacher said, "Its a water base paint, just thin it down with water." They continued painting and thinning until the color started losing its depth and when they finally finished it was dark green at the top, light green in the middle and a very light green (almost white) at the bottom. The preacher and his flock were standing on a nearby hill admiring their work when a dark cloud appeared and the heavens opened up with a deluge of rain which washed all of the newly applied paint off the church. The preacher was in tears and the congregation was stunned at all the hard work they had done for nothing.
Just then there was a huge lightning flash followed by the roll of thunder and a loud voice from the heavens rang out, "REPAINT, REPAINT AND THIN NO MORE!"
A long time ago, in Communist Russia, there was a famous weather man named Rudolf.
He's always had a 100% accuracy rate for his forecasts of the Russian weather conditions. His people loved him and respected him for his faultless foresight. He was particularly good at predicting rain. One night, despite clear skies, he made the prediction on the 6:00pm news broadcast that a violent storm was approaching. It would flood the town in which he and his wife lived. He warned the people to take proper precautions and prepare for the worst.
After he arrived home later that evening, his wife met him at the door and started arguing with him that his weather prediction was the most ridiculous thing she had ever heard. This time, she said, he had made a terrible mistake. There wasn't a cloud anywhere within 10 miles of the village. As a matter of fact, that day had been the most beautiful day that the town had ever had and it was quite obvious to everyone that it simply wasn't going to rain.
He told her she was to be quiet and listen to him. If he said it was going to rain, IT WAS GOING TO RAIN. He had all of his Russian heritage behind him and he knew what he was talking about. She argued that although he came from a proud heritage, IT STILL WASN'T GOING TO RAIN.
They argued back and forth for hours , so much that they went to bed mad at each other.
During the night, sure enough one of the worst rainstorms hit the village the likes of which they had never seen. That morning when Rudolf and his wife arose, they looked out the window and saw all the water that had fallen that night.
"See," said Rudolf, "I told you it was going to rain." His wife admitted: "Once again your prediction came true. But I want to know, just how were you so accurate, Rudolf?" To which he replied, "You see, Rudolf the Red knows rain dear!"
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. ~George Bernard Shaw
Life is a song; sing along, create a new tune or get out of the the play. ~Gilliana De Angelis
The greatest risk is to risk nothing at all. ~Leo Buscaglia
I don't recognize you - I've changed a lot. ~Oscar Wilde
I will always love the false image I had of you. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. ~William Arthur Ward
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. ~Mark Twain
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. ~Carl Sandburg
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? ~Lily Tomlin
I just want to ask you:
Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it? ~Mark Twain
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. ~Slovenian proverb
Here's what I've been learning about infant hypoglycemia (which is what I get whenever I search for "low blood sugar").
What causes hypoglycemia in a newborn?
Conditions which may be associated to or resultant of hypoglycemia in the newborn:
Hypoglycemia may result in:
The brain depends on blood glucose as its main source of fuel. Too little glucose can impair the brain's ability to function. Severe or prolonged hypoglycemia may result in seizures and serious brain injury.
The following link will answer more questions about this:
I am looking forward to more of his studies about emotional let downs, cyber highway break downs, and mental agressions with regard to social websites ... yay!!! He's only re-affirming what I've been telling people ever since FB began!!!
I couldn't get there before Autumn was born, but did get to see and hold her ON the day of her birth. I also got to spend some time on Saturday with my grandsons. Grandpa and I gave the other grandparents a break for a few hours. Since her father and I don't see them as often as we'd like, the bonding time with the boys was special for us too.
I want to thank Kent & Lesa for being able to come to bat and help the kids, with the grandkids, animals, etc. until they got home! I also want to thank everyone who keeps my daughter and her family in their prayers.
I love you, daughter dear, and I love the woman you are becoming! May God bless, keep, and be with you always ... in all ways! ~Mom
Congratulations to my daughter and her family!
"It's a Girl!"
... Autumn Lyric ... 8 lbs., 12 oz ...
Welcome precious one!
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .