Tuesday, May 31, 2005

 

I thought this was kind of neat.

Found something to play with on my blog. This website tells you what the number one song was on the day you were born, for the USA and UK. Kind of neat. I had never heard of my song. Have fun.
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/member/birthdayno1.php
This is mine, never heard of it.
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
Daughter number 1= The Macarena(poor kid,lol)
Son=Baby One More Time, Brittany Spears
Daughter number 2=Crazy in Love, Beyonce

Thursday, May 26, 2005

 

No cell phones while driving!

Well, I know some states that have rules about using cell phones while driving. Some say they are ok as long as you are using a hands free setup. I say they shouldn't be used at all while driving. why? because I almost got broadsided by an idiot who was talking on his cell while using a hands free device. He ran a red light and thankfully, I had room to swerve to avoid a collision. When I say he ran a red light, I don't mean he tried to hurry through a yellow signal as it was turning red, it was red long before that. He didn't look up as I laid on my horn, obviously too involved in conversation to pay attention to the fact that his light was red. So, obviously to me, hands free sets don't solve the problem. ok, down preaching now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

 

Commentary from DH

Well, I spoke to hubby last night, about all of the things going on in Iraq right now. I asked him how he thought things were going. He feels it will take years to get Iraq on track, and in the process he says that alot more bloodshed will occur, on all sides, Iraqi, American, British, etc. He can't believe how vindictive people are. He has people that come to the base, supposedly with information on terrorists. He listens to all of this information, tells his master sargent who then gets a group together to check things out. he says that 80% of the time, this turns out to be a total waste of time. It is some guy who is pissed off at his neighbor/inlaw/ etc. and just wanted to get them into trouble. why do people do this? are they that revengeful about things? he wishes people would put that much effort into helping the country, things would be so much bettter. After being there for 16 months, he has figured out who these people are. He listens to them, says thanks for the info, and then forgets about it. They come back later, asking why nothing was done, he just tells them that they are now on the do not come to the base list and to leave. Will blog more later on what he said.
Ok, adding to it now. Well, now for the better news. They have rebuilt many of the schools and have brought tons of supplies in through Operation Crayon. They have gotten more electricity going, better water. There are over 600 hundred Iraqis who come to the base everyday for jobs on the base. Nothing is perfect, but dh is still hopeful. The children give him hope, they are so hopeful for the future. They love hanging around the soldiers, almost as if in awe of seeing different looking people. They ask for anything that comes from America, no matter what it is, pens, clothing, anything. Most missions he goes on are to see what different villages are in need of, water, electricity, school supplies, medical supplies, etc. Once the list is made, everything is done to get them what they need. He does believe, though, that it will take at least 5 more years to get Iraq on her feet. Maybe longer. We will just have to see.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

 

Any answers??

Well, I see that another plane has been diverted to Bangor, Maine because of a suspiciously named person aboard the plane. Can someone tell me what the deal is with diverting these planes to Bangor? I have been in this airport and while the city is beautiful, the airport is small to say the least. Is there some secret CIA base there or what? Just wondering. Just seems strange to me. Kids are driving me nuts today. More than usual! lol I just try and count to ten. It doesn't work, but hey, got to give it a shot, right? My roomie is working tons of hours from now through summer. She makes the salads for a big chain of stores in this area, potato, cole slaw, tuna, etc. So, no one sees her in the summer. But, the cool part, we get leftovers! lol I would love to see this job. Imagine, if you will, a 1,700 pound burlap bag of potatoes! 1700! And, during the summer, they will use 30-50 bags per DAY!!! Mashallah. This place is totally automated, there is a machine that peels the potatoes, one the dices, one that cooks, one that cools and then one that mixes the potatoes with the mayo, etc. And this is just the potato salad. I just think it would be cool to see. While I think this is a neat process, I am also saddened by it. With all of this available food, there should not be ONE hungry person anywhere in the world. Call me idealistic, but that is how I feel about it.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

 

Last nights talk

Well, talked to dh last night. he is really tired. still jet lagged and trying to get back on track with working and the time change. I didn't tell him about the horrible dream I had. I was thinking not to blog about it but then I read neurotic Iraqi wife's post about her dream, so maybe I will, not sure. Still too freaky for me. dh is really into dream interpretation. Has this list of things that if you dream this, it means this, etc. he is getting a new group of guys this week. troop rotation. kids are missing him alot this time. think more so than last time because he got to spend more time with them. I just keeping praying he will be fine and this will be the last time I ever have to say goodbye at the airport. I counted and I have been to the airport to pick up/drop off 5 times in the last 14 months. Too many times if you ask me. Tired of that airport, let me tell ya! :)

Sunday, May 08, 2005

 

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope all mother's are having a great mother's day. I recieved the following from a friend of mine, I am sure some of you have seen it. But, I thought it was appropriate to put on here for moms to get a laugh at. now, it is titled raising boys, but I have to say, after seeing the things my oldest daughter has done, it covers ALL kids, boys and girls! lol Happy Mothers Day!
a) For those with no children - this is totally hysterical!
b) For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious.
c) For those who have children this age, this is not funny.
d) For those who have children nearing this age, this is a warning.
e) For those who have not yet had children, this is birth control.
The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas...
Things I've learned from my Boys (honest and not kidding):
1). A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 x 20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7.) Do Not Touch means TOUCH lightly.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12.) Super glue is forever.
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time. 21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

 

Gone Again :(

Well, long time, no post. Dh left yesterday. He called this morning, he made it safely to Germany, now waiting for transport to Iraq. His visit went well, and Inshallah, this is the last time. Next time he comes home, it will be for good. I will be spending the rest of this week catching up on everyone's blogs. I have missed reading those. guess that is all for now, will post more later.

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