They say every face in a crowd has a story to tell, this is my story..

The news shows and newspapers all called it 'Road Rage'. To me that sounded like a disease, an affliction that can make you kill. A sorry excuse to take the claw end of a hammer and slam it repeatedly into the skull of a human being. In April of 1999 my little brother passed away. Doesn't passed away sound so gentle, even normal? David's death was neither. It was murder. He was found lying in a strangers driveway in a pool of blood. He had been punched, stomped and beaten over his entire body. I still have so many questions. I wrote this book at first for therapy and then for answers. I have found a few. I mainly realized l lost a brother tragically and senselessly. Like every other face in the crowd I have a story..and I want to share my story with you! PUBLICATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Fragments from a very fragmented mind...

First and foremost I must thank the amazing Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissin Time for hosting this weekly dumping ground for the fragmented thoughts clogging up our heads. You can find all of her wonderfulness and hopefully some amazing new friends
I would also like to thank the beautiful Java at Never Growing Old for hosting a Friday Follow for us older folks (40 and over). If you fit that category you should most certainly check her out
So; I planted a garden this year. It was my first time. So far I have had enough string beans for a meal and today I got this:                                                
It made a little healthy snack.. I am not a good farmer now but just wait til next year!                                                                                         
I have a marketing manager. Yes that's right! We are narrowing down details on my trip to meet my book production team. What I do not have yet is a publication date. This all has to be good though; right? Could I please (In a very sweet and kind way) have a date...please? I know these people check this stuff out so I have to be polite.
Peyton Elizabeth; 3month's old
My newest little angel Peyton Elizabeth had her first sleepover at Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's last Saturday night. Her little bigger sister Avery Paige and her big sister Morgan Layla joined us also. The little angel slept from 12:15 till 8:15 am. Of course I was up until 4am just making sure she was breathing. I took these photo's at 3am:   
Mogan Layla; 7 years old
**Just because; if anyone can tell
me in a comment why these 3 grand
daughter's go by 2 names I will send 
Avery Paige; 4 years old
you a prize! First correct answer wins;
or maybe I will choose more..never know..
Sunday Morning..butt drag day!
Okay; so speaking of contests you all know I am having one right? It is actually not a contest It is just my goal to reach 300 followers so I guess it is just a giveaway because you do not have to do anything but be a follower and have left a comment. We have had 4 winners so far (only 2 have responded so hurry or I will pick 2 more)...I was so excited when I went to the post office today to mail the prizes to:
#1-Neasha- She is a warm, friendly and a beautiful woman inside and out. You can find her #2- Beth-The first word that comes to mind when I think of Beth is amazing. I love her blog. She is always learning something new and is always sharing what she learns. Her blog is always up to date and I have no idea how she does all that she does. You can visit Beth  So congrats to both of you and I am truly blessed to have you as followers!
That was it for warm and fuzzy the rest of my week was full of pee and some no pee..Sophie; our 83 year old homeless woman (I really should stop calling her that she has been here nearly 2 years) anyway she pees her pants. I finally got her to wear was a battle. So I still smell pee. I was walking and crawling around looking for the source. I came to a piece of driftwood my in-laws found on the beach on their honeymoon. That was like 65 years ago. Anyway; Lance and Louie (my, I love them so much adorable little spoiled doggies) have been using this driftwood as their own personal tree. Any suggestions on cleaning it?
The pee post...
Avery Paige fell asleep on the floor in my office; she had an my office smells like pee and smoke (3 weeks today and no cigarettes). I had an MRI done and they used some kind of nuclear dye; I guess so my insides would glow and the day after I ended up in the ER (yes again). I could not pee and it was weird and painful. Turns out one of the possible side effects of the nuclear cocktail is mal- functioning kidneys. Why am I always the 1 in 1000? After a lot of IV and several nasty drinks I am peeing every 5 minutes. (I may need 1 of Sophie's depends). I had a new patient at work this week. He has a foley catheter and while changing from the night bag to the day bag (very early in the morning) I forgot to pinch the tube. WTH!! 10 minutes into a 6 hour shift I had pee all over me. Did I seriously just write about all that pee?                          
I may have a cold. (I really do but I am pretending I don't because I still have more weekend warrior stuff to do before summer is truly over). We are going to visit my son and his 2 little sweeties Julia (10) and lil Jimmy (7). Then on Sunday we are going to a Phillie's game. I love the Phillie's :)

Don't look back on yesterday with despair. Look at tomorrow with  hope.                                                                   



  1. Here is my guess for using two names. The parents really liked the middle name and want to hear it,and not just when they want the child to know that they are trouble. As a kid I knew if my mom used my middle name she was not happy with me.

    Seriously though what beautiful pictures of your grandkids. Years ago I remember reading a story about fox families to my students. I learned that the papa fox would sometimes come home and wake his sleeping children up so he could play with them. That was the memory that went through me as I rad about you being up most of the night watching your angels sleep.

  2. Thank you for stopping by Jeremiah 29:11 and commenting on my music...I love that others love "my" music!!! I'm your Follower #250!!! In His love...Deb

  3. The pictures of the grandkids are adorable. Hope you have a fun trip. Also hope you have a publishing date soon.

  4. Not a fan of pee and you've had enough of it lately. I'd say that you dip the driftwood in an oxyclean or diluted bleach - you could use a kids swimming pool to dip the driftwood if you needed to dip the whole thing at once.

    Good Luck!
    Kristin - The Goat
    via Friday Fragments

  5. Thanks Kristen, I didn't think of bleach-I'll give that a try.

  6. You do have beautiful grandchildren! Thank you again for the beautiful gift that you mailed to me! I had completely forgotten that I had even sent you my address (Life has been like that lately) so it truly was a surprise! And such a nice one! I LOVE fountains and have always wanted one but it's not something you buy for yourself ... y'know? And then to find a referral (with such kind words) here makes it even better! Thank you, Doreen! You have blessed me today! :)

  7. There's a pet strength Febreze that might work if you really saturated the wood with it. It works great on carpets. Scares monsters too! :)

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