Sunday, December 31, 2006

A FUN NIGHT FOR ME.....IS IT 2007 YET ????

Hello dear world

How are you ??? I am doing quite well. Where should I start ??? With all of my news of my wonderful day perhaps ???? Yessssssss. First things first. For the record dear world tonight I had a really fun New Year's Eve with my family. It was raining in my neck of the woods but we had a blast together.

Earlier this evening me, my mom and dad and my nieces went to go see the movie "Night At The Museum" at a fun theater called Tinseltown which is located in my neck of the woods. The movie starred Ben Stiller who in my opinion deserves an academy award for the entire movie. The movie "Night At The Museum" was a very funny movie and my family agreed. It kept me laughing from start to finish. Ben Stiller is a very funny actor and he is quite talented. It was something to see when the animals in the museum came to life in the movie. The other actors in the movie were an added bonus to the movie. After seeing the movie I am going to make plans to go to the museum here in Georgia. Ben Stiller made the movie both entertaining and a must see movie. I am going to go buy it as soon as it hits DVD so my family and I can see it again.

After the movie my family and I went shopping at a store located near Tinseltown called Target. Going there is fun because there is lots to see and lots to buy as well. I purchased some cute stickers, a book my niece Jeanette wanted and I bought a book titled "Ready For Love" written by a writer named Debbie Macomber. It was fun going there especially with my family.

After we went shopping we then went for dinner at a great restaurant called "Joe's Crab Shack". Joe's Crab Shack has some of the best seafood in the world. I ordered a plate of Lobster & Parmesan Shrimp Pasta. The lobster and the Shrimp was pretty good. While we were there we sat next to a family in which one of the women at the table was celebrating her birthday. She was given a cowboy hat to wear by a guy that worked at Joe's. She also had to carry a broomstick with a horse's head on it. She then had to walk around the restaurant which was funny. The restaurant as well as her family sang "Happy Birthday" to her which was nice. As that went on I shared some of my food with my parents which they liked. Dinner was good and we had a good time while we were there.

Well my dear world how was your night ?? How are you celebrating New Year's Eve ??? What do you remember most about today ???

By the way is it 2007 yet ???????????


Saturday, December 30, 2006


Hello dear world

How are you ? I thought I would pop in and say hello to you my dear world so hello !!!!!!!!! Alrightee then....where should I begin ? where should I begin ? Did I tell you last weekend my Uncle Tony had to be rushed to the hospital he was feeling light winded and he was having some chest pains ? Well I am happy to report that he is out of the hospital and he is doing wonderfully. He and my auntie Boobie stopped by the house last night and let me tell you he is still as funny as ever. He hasn't changed a bit I wish you all could meet him. They also gave me one of my very favorite Christmas gifts ever. They gave me a gift card from one of my favorite places in all the world.......Barnes & Noble which is my favorite favorite favorite favorite places to shop. I love going there and buying books that I haven't read yet. Here is a link for you ---------> . Have you read any good books lately ???? Maybe you could offer some hints on what I should buy hint, hint, hint, hint, hint.

For the record this Christmas was really really great. My Christmas presents couldn't have been better. My piggy bank, winter hat, scarf and gloves are sure getting a lot of use. I can't wait to use my gift card. What was your favorite Christmas present ????

By the way last night I watched a movie called "Talladega Nights - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" with Will Ferrell which my mom rented from Blockbuster was one funny funny funny movie. I love Will Ferrell he is a very talented actor. I can't wait to see "Night At The Museum" and I would also like to see "The Holiday" with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.

Question dear world: Has anyone heard from Terry of Bottled Dreams ? Here is his link -------> . I haven't heard from him ? I wonder where he's been ?

Anywho.....I am happy to report that my show "Bones" will return in January as well as my other favorite show "24" with Kiefer Sutherland. I have also been watching Rachael Ray on the Food Network. I have another question dear world: Is there any food that Rachael Ray doesn't like when she goes to restaurants ? She never has a bad time at restaurants and honestly I think we all have one of those. I would like to meet her and ask her if there is any place she wouldn't suggest going to eat. Has anyone seen her show ? Here is one of her links -------> .

You might also like to know that soon it will be New Year's Eve and here's something else you might want to jump on. You have 361 Days Until Christmas so you might want to jump on that Christmas shopping lol lol lol lol lol lol. You don't have much time dear world there's wrapping paper, ornaments, gifts for relatives, Christmas cards and much much more to buy. Remember 361 days and counting the clock is ticking tick,tick,tick..........

That's all for now.....byyyyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Q & A

Hello dear world

How are you ??? This Q & A was inspired by a really sweet young woman by the name of Megan who also keeps a journal titled "Follow Your Dreams" here is her link -------------> . She recently sent me some questions and so I thought I would answer them and send it out to all of you my dear friends so here it goes :

1) What is your occupation ? I work at a courthouse

2) What color are your socks right now ? White

3) What are you listening to right now ? A television commercial on a television in another room down the hall from where I am

4) What was the last thing that you ate ? A hamburger

5) Can you drive a stick shift ? NO

6) If you were a crayon, what color would you be ? Since I like chocolate I would have to say brown

7) Last person you spoke to on the phone ? My boss

8) Do you like the person who sent this to you ? Yes most definitely

9) Favorite drink ? Coffee

10) What is your favorite sport to watch ? Race car driving

11) Have you ever dyed your hair ? Yes too many times to count

12) Favorite curse word ? No comment

13) Any pets ? Yes 2 Goldfish and my nieces have a hamster

14) Favorite food ? Chocolate

15) What was the last movie you watched ? Bridget Jones's Diary

16) Favorite day of the year ? Saturdays

17) What do you do to vent anger ? I write in my hand-written journal

18) What was your favorite toy as a child ? Can't recall

19) What is your favorite Fall or Spring ? Fall

20) Cherry or Blueberry ? Neither

21) Do you want your friends to e-mail you back ? YES

22) Who is most likely to respond ? Everyone

23) Who is least likely to respond ? President Bush

24) Living Arrangements ? With my family

25) I couldn't find question #25

26) What is on the floor of your closet ? Shoes, backpacks and a huge mess pile

27) Who is the friend that you've had the longest, that you are sending this to ? Jeannette is the longest friend I have had at J-land but I am sending this to everyone

28) What did you do last night ? I read some journals, then took a shower, read a book then went to bed

29) Favorite Smells ? Candles: Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Creamy Custard & Blushing Apple, Chocolate Pie and a Roasted Acorn Scented Candle

30) What inspires you ? Not sure

31) What are you afraid of ? Spiders

32) Plain, Cheese or Spicy Hamburgers ? Cheese Hamburgers from McDonald's

33) Country you would most like to visit ? Prague, Paris, Colorado, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Vermont and Texas

34) Favorite dog breed ? Labrador and Poodle

35) Number of keys on your key ring ? 2

36) How many years at your current job ? 3 Years

37) Favorite day of the week ? Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays

38) How many States have you lived in ? 2

39) Favorite Holiday ? Christmas and New Year's

40) Ever driven a Motorcycle or heavy machinery ? No but I would like to ride on a motorcycle

41) Favorite Must See TV Show ? Bones, The Hallmark Channel, The Travel Channel, The Food Network and reruns of Everwood


What will I be doing this weekend ? Going to see a movie called "Night At The Museum" on Sunday with my family


So my dear world how was your day ? Will you join me by answering these questions with your answers ? I hope that you learned a little something more about me. By the way its almost New Year's Day do you have any plans ?????

That's about it my dear friends......Good-night !!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Few Thoughts

Hello dear world

How are you ?? My friend Diane a.k.a. loststream asked me some questions that I wanted to answer not just for her but for all of you. If your reading this Diane I have to say you really got me thinking which is probably not a good lol lol of Diane's questions to me are as follows:

> When did you begin writing ? Well as some of you might not know on Thursday July 1, 2004 it all began. I began writing here at J-Land when I was 28 years old. When it comes to my hand-written diary my writing began long before.

Why do you write in public now ? On August 21, 2004 I wrote that I realize that no one has come to read my diary. I didn't realize then that I would make friends with you my dear world my dear friends. I also wrote on July 1, 2004 that I wondered who would be interested in such thoughts as mine. Then one wonderful day Jeannette and you my dear friends opened your arms and welcomed me.

Diane also asks: Are your purposes of this public journal being fufilled ? Yes though I still don't see myself as a very interesting person

She also asks: Do I write to appease ( you ) my public readers ? Well I have to say that I feel that all of you have become friends and not just readers so I write because I want to share myself and my life with every single one of you.

Diane also recently commented that I seem far removed from my innermost thoughts and feelings that I hold in my heart and in my mind as I did when I first began my journal. I realize that I have drifted a bit from when I first began but I shall return little by little to where it all began on that Thursday I arrived at J-Land.

Let me rewind -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------< On July 2, 2004 I wrote "Maybe I'm from another planet like maybe the 3rd rock from the sun". I know that I'm not some alien from a distant planet. I am a human being who is trying to figure herself out a bit with no knowledge if I have learned anything if at all.

I have to admit that I'm still a pretty quiet person though I find that I talk to all of you more than I talk to anyone even now. Sometimes I may tell you more about what I watch or what I eat or where I have been but hopefully you all are getting a glimpse into who I am as a person.

My dear world she once wrote in a comment that reading my diary / journal is like reading a book....short chapters, funny tidbits, very emotionally entrancing and yes my dear Diane as you know from a photo of myself I sent you I am a real person. I think that I have changed but in some ways I haven't.

My dear dear friends....and you my dear friend Diane you understand my silliness, my daily goings on, my sudden burps or some would call them....mistakes. You understand when I'm a little so-so or if I'm just being ??? basically you keep with me through all of my ups, downs, twists and turns. Maybe one of these days I will have opened a door somewhere inside of me and you will be able to say "So that's where you've been all this time".

Yes my dear friends I'm still a little nuts but I know you will stick around because you my dear world are my cheering section so I shall continue on hopefully making you smile and being there for you. Have I answered any of your questions ???? are you these days ??? how is life treating you my dear world ?

Until we talk again....good-night and sweet dreams


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Day Before Christmas And My Christmas

Hello dear world

Since we didn't get a chance to talk yesterday let me wish all of my dear friends a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. How have I been doing ???? Its been quite cold here in my neck of the woods but I and my family are doing great. The day before Christmas me and my family went to Midnight Mass. Let me tell you the church was beautifully decorated from the ceiling to the floor. There was also a choir singing at the church and let me tell you they did a wonderful job of singing. After Midnight Mass we went to a Waffle House. You don't want me to tell you how our food was handled and how we will never be going there again. We also saw some very unusual people there that looked like they had come from some strange club. I guess at about 2:00 in the morning it was just about the time to be coming from parties, clubs and what have you.

Yesterday Christmas was wonderful in my neck of the woods. I got a nice pair of jeans and a new shirt to go with them. I also got a silver piggy bank, 2 packs of Dove Chocolates, a bracelet with pink flowers on it, a Mocha bath set but that's not all. Later in the evening my family and I went over to one of my cousins house. His name is Aaron and he has a wife named Kim. They have 4 kids named Matt, Erica, Ryan and Jacob did I tell you that ? Well we went down to his house in Villa Rica, Georgia to have Christmas dinner. His wife Kim by the way gave me a nice glass cup with a hot cocoa mix in it with some chocolate chip cookies to go with the hot cocoa mix. I really love the gifts I got. We spent the entire day together. You should meet my cousin Aaron he has a great sense of humor and he always manages to make me smile. You might also want to know that my mom gave me a Jeff Gordon Nascar throw from Avon as a Christmas gift which is one of my very favorite gifts. I didn't really ask for anything for Christmas so I certainly enjoy the fact that I got so much for Christmas. I wonder what Christmas will be like next year ?

Anyway.....later in the evening I watched "The Christmas Card" on the Hallmark channel and then I watched "A Boyfriend For Christmas" on the same channel. As you can tell I had a really great Christmas.

How was your Christmas dear world ???? What did you get for Christmas ??? Is is as cold in your neck of the woods as it is here in mine ??? Pretty soon it will be Valentines Day yuck, yuck, yuck............just kidding. So what will you be doing for Valentines Day ???? I hope you all had a great and memorable Christmas I sure did.

In other news today my morning began with a great breakfast of bacon, hashbrowns, eggs and biscuits. After breakfast my family and I went to a store called Kmart which is another great place to shop at in Georgia. I got the new Beyonce CD. My favorite song on her CD is "IRREPLACEABLE". I also bought my oldest niece a CD as well. I also purchased Jeff Gordon's Collectible Stock Car #24. As you might not know Jeff Gordon is my favorite NASCAR driver.

What were you up to today my dear world ??? Did you go out shopping anywhere today ??? I hope you are having a really nice day and that you know that I am thinking of all of you. I want to thank everyone for sending me a Christmas card it was nice of all of you to think of me. I hope that all of your Christmases will be just as wonderful as this one.

That's about it for now. I will talk to you again soon. (((((((((((HUGS))))))))) to all my friends at J-Land. Take care everyone.

Byyyyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Norman Rockwell Would Be Proud

Hello dear world

Let me wish you all a very "Merry Christmas". How are all of you ? I doing very very very well this evening. Earlier I was reading the blog of one of my favorite singers John Mayer. Here is his link ------> . As I was reading his blog I came upon a few words of his I wanted to share with you as he wrote about adding another entry to his blog.... > here it is:

" You get that message from the inside that says "time to make another one." One day you're sitting around, living off the fat of the land, and then as if from out of nowhere, it taps you on the shoulder. The slate goes shiny and clean. Those colors come back - it all starts as colors - then moods, then settings, then sounds, then words . "

When I think about those words I have to say that I agree with him. I get a feeling when I start a new entry in my journal which brings me to my new entry. A few minutes ago I was making and decorating Christmas cookies with my nieces which was fun. I also danced with my oldest niece to some Christmas carols which would have made Norman Rockwell proud. We had quite a bit of fun this evening.

Tomorrow my youngest niece will be an angel in a Christmas play at our church. My mom is working on her outfit and I know that she will be very cute. I also will be going to a midnight mass that my church has every Christmas. I certainly can't wait to unwrap gifts and be with my family some more.

What will you be doing for Christmas my dear world ???? What will you be looking forward too ??? I do wish the very best to the troops in Iraq and to the families of those who have those serving in Iraq as well.

To the troops let me say to all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS"

To you my dear friends good-night dear world !!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Another Perfect Day

Hello dear world

Its nearly Christmas how are you ???? It sure feels like Christmas here in Georgia its getting pretty frosty. I am happy to report that I got some more Christmas presents. One of my other coworkers gave me a nice Winter scarf and a Winter cap to go with it. One of my other coworkers gave me a calendar which has some really nice designs on it.

Earlier this evening my mom, dad and I went to some of my favorite places. My nieces stayed home with their mother. Our first stop was to JoAnn's which was fun. I bought some more Christmas stickers,  a snowman ornament for our Christmas tree as well as some Eiffer Tower stickers as well as a Milk Chocolate scented candle.

After JoAnn's we then stopped off at Kohl's which was also fun. I found a nice pair of black jeans and a nice shirt to go with it. I also purchased an elephant candle that I have NEVER seen before. We will give it to my aunt for Christma.s

For dinner we went to a restaurant called "O"Charley's. I ordered some beer battered Onion Rings and a Flame Grilled Top Sirloin. The sirloin they brought me was dried out. The kitchen cooked me another one which was wonderfully juicy and tender.

So how was your day dear world ??? I guess we will talk again soon. Merry Christmas my dear world...


Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Perfect Day

Hello dear world

Let me begin by asking how are all of my friends out there in J-Land ?? I am doing quite well today. I would also like to thank Missy for sending me a really nice Christmas card that I can add to this many others I have gotten from the rest of you..... Thanks Missy I really liked the card it was nice of you to think of me as my other J-Land friends have.

Anyway.....this morning one of my coworkers named Dianne gave me some Christmas presents. She gave me a Christmas candy holder, some really nice Winter gloves and a very nice leather journal which like the gloves will get a lot of use. I also presented my other coworkers with their presents which I am happy to report they liked. I also gave my boss a Christmas card with some lottery scratch off tickets inside of it. He likes lottery scratch offs so I bought him some. My coworkers and I also got some items from some of the other people in our building which was nice. Its been a really nice beginning to the start of Christmas. Later in the afternoon my coworkers and I went to a place called Golden Corral for a little Christmas lunch which was also nice.

Once I got home from work my family and I stopped off at Marshall's which is a fun place to shop at. Its also fun to go there and look around. They have practically anything and everything you could possibly want there. You won't be surprised to know that I bought some items but not for Christmas. I purchased some art books which range from Van Gogh to Monet to Klimt. I also purchased 2 journals that I really liked and the book Goodnight Moon which is a great book for both the young as well as for adults. I really like reading books by Margaret Wise Brown.

After Marshall's my family and I went to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse. Its always busy there but its well worth the wait. I had a very tasty and tender 12oz. ribeye with a lobster tail on the side. My oldest niece had some shrimp there that are bigger than a baby's fist. We weren't able to eat all of our food we were so full but we got some to go boxes so we have some of our meal later.

By the way my dear world Winter is finally coming in and its getting rather cold here in my neck of the woods. It is feeling like it might just snow. How are things in your neck of the woods ?

You know I think that eating by writing about going shopping or going out to dinner can be just as meaningful as writing about one's emotions. I think that when someone shares the thoughts about their lives even when going shopping or going to work. I feel like my journal is meaningful too. Morgan's journal is meaningful as well but we write in different ways. Sometimes I can be serious or silly or I can just be completely great. This "Dear Diary" journal of mine will always be open to all of you. I do hope all of you my dear friends know that you may always feel free to pop in and say hello. I just hope I'm not putting anyone to sleep.

That's all for now my dear world. Good-night !!!!!!!!


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Inspired By Morgan of Random Thoughts

Hello dear world

How is everyone out in the world ? I had to come and talk to you about something that I read that I had some thoughts about. There is a young woman named Morgan who keeps a journal named "Random Thoughts".

She wrote an entry recently titled "Changes" which got me to thinking. She wrote that many things have been floating around in her racing mind and she said that writing them down will help her to figure out what she needed to do....Since starting her journal she wrote that she has changed...and she didn't know if it was a good change. She also wrote that it seems like she is writing for another purpose. It seems like she is writing to all of us. She also writes that she has become detached from her own journal, that somehow she has lost something along the way. She writes that her journal is no longer an outlet for emotion, a place for creativity. She shares that it's become this monotonous overview of her life and a place where she feels like she needs to portray a certain aura of respectability and knowledge.

In her entry she also shares with us that she thinks its high time to go back to the way things used to be, where she wrote because she felt compelled to, not because she felt she needed to, where she wrote for her own benefit, not for the sole fact of giving us some insight into her life....She also shares with us that instead of getting mostly thoughts about what's going on in her life, we'll be getting her innermost thoughts, that things that make the brain of hers tick, the feelings that she has in her mind,in her heart, in her soul. She writes that maybe if she does that, she won't feel so conflicted all the time. She also tells us that that she has so much racing around in her head, but she never shares it. She never writes it down anymore. She tells us that she used to just sit down every once in awhile whenever she was feeling confused or sad or angry, and just write and write and write. After she was all done, she would feel so much better. She also writes that its been years since she has done that on pen and paper, and since she has done it here on her journal. She also writes that she is going to go back to her old way of journaling. She also shares with us that she is not giving intoletting her inner thoughts and expressions float away. She writes in such a honest way that she will make sure to take time out and enjoy the simple things in life, those things that used to make her so happy, that she seldom takes time to cherish anymore. She goes on to say that its a step in the right direction for her personal well being, in more ways than one.

I have to say that I think that Morgan is a very right in her entry. Sometimes I can get so bogged down in everyday things in my journal such as talking about the weather and movies and about liking chocolate that I forget to dig deep and talk about the way that I'm feeling like Morgan has. I have kept many handwritten journals but I haven't talked about the things that Morgan has talked about in her entry. I talk about television shows and the movies I like but I stopped getting real whereas Morgan is. Reading Morgan's journal entry got me to thinking about the way I should go back a little to writing from the heart. Perhaps its time for me to stop watching so much television and perhaps do like Morgan has.........gotten real.

Being that its Christmas and we're all running around doing this, that and the other that we don't stop and appreciate the little things....our families, friends and perhaps our loved ones coming into town to see us. Sometimes we even forget to stop and think about all that we are lucky to have in our lives. Before Christmas is over I'm sure many people like myself will be standing in store lines with tons of sweaters, jackets, toys, jewelry and what have you but will we stop and appreciate the things that we can't buy in a store ? Will we appreciate the cards that we have gotten in the mail ? Will we appreciate the simple thing of just being with those around us ?

Mainly my dear world I remember that sometime ago someone wise once wrote......Stop and smell the roses. Will we follow the example and stop along the way to smell the roses ? I am  hoping like Morgan that I can get back to the way I once wrote in my handwritten journal and this one that I can be as honest as she has. A woman like Morgan should inspire us all to dig a little deeper and re-evaluate the way we all happen to see and feel things deep down. She has certainly inspired me to start thinking about things. I really need to start turning off the television and I need to start thinking about the things that Morgan herself has addressed. I don't know dear world since I have begun my journal "Dear Diary" I raise the question: Have I changed ??

Anyway........that's all for now. Good-night.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

My Sunday

Hello dear world

I would like to start off my notes to you by saying "SEASONS GREETINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ". Well my dear world how are you today ? It was another beautiful and busy day in my neck of the woods. My family and I went to church this morning. The name of our church as you already know is St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church.

After church and going for breakfast at Cracker Barrel we went over to a store called Party City. I went into the store and picked up some Christmas stickers and some other little items just for fun. I have to say that the best part of the store is just going inside and looking around at all of the many fun items inside. The store sells balloons, costumes, party favors, gift items and much much more. I love going there its a lot of fun. I also got some chocolate frogs which comes from the Harry Potter movie. The frogs are not real they are just milk chocolate frogs and they are quite a great tasting item sold in the store.

After Party City my family and I took a ride over to another store called Pet Co. While I was there I got some new goldfish which are really cute. I am sad to report that my other goldfish passed away. I got a fan tailed goldfish and a calico goldfish. While I was in the store I also saw some rather adorable ferrets that I wish I could have taken home with me.

After all of our shopping my family and I went home and enjoyed the last of our visit with my aunt Antoinette. She will be back to visit us again next weekend. It was a nice visit and she liked being with us as well. Later in the evening I watched a Gingerbread Championship Competition on the Food Network Channel. The people who were competing were all very talented and creative. I can't say that I could build a Gingerbread house at all. I'm also not much of a cook.

By the way dear diary you might want to know that Ghirardelli has some holiday chocolates which are sinfully delicious. I am also a fan of Nestle and Hershey. Yes dear world I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE chocoalate.

All in all I can say that it was a really nice day. So my dear world how was your day ? How are your holidays going ? Are you getting ready for Christmas ? I hope all of you my dear friends will of course have a very special and memorable Christmas with your friends and loved ones. I will continue to think of all of you as Christmas draws closer.

Merry Christmas to you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Some News and My Day Today

Hello dear world

How have you been these last couple of days ? I haven't forgotten you. Before I begin let me say thank you to Sandra and Helen for sending me a Christmas card in the mail today I have loved getting Christmas cards from all of you my dear friends. I hope your holidays are going well and I'm hoping your Christmas is a very special one.

Let me catch you up to speed on what I've been up to. Yesterday evening at the courthouse where I work I took part in a mock trial. A judge named Walker presided over the trial. She was a little late getting to court so the trial got off to a late start. There were many familiar faces on the jury with me. The mock trial ran a little late I didn't get out of court until 7:00 p.m. Let me tell you being a Lawyer takes quite a bit of talent and work but being a juror isn't all its cracked up to be.

In other day started today at Ruby Tuesday where I had lunch. For the first time I had a Bison Bacon Cheeseburger. Today was the very first time I ever had Bison it was pretty good. The french fries at Ruby Tuesday were pretty good too.

After Ruby Tuesday my family and I took a ride to a shoe store called DSW Shoes. I can tell you that their prices are way,way,way,way over the top expensive. I didn't buy any shoes at the store it was my first time ever going there. I probably won't go back to the store anytime soon.

After the shoe store we took a ride to a mall called Arbor Place where we walked around different stores like places named Parisian, Macy's and a couple of other shoe stores. I didn't really see anything at Arbor Place that I wanted to buy at the time. I still can't tell you what I want for Christmas because I don't know what it is I want. Some people can tell you that I want this,this,this,this and that but I can't. There's nothing I can think of right now. Arbor Place Mall was crawling with people from every inch of the mall. I'm sure that the economy will do well this weekend.

Anyway......our very next stop was to another part of my neck of the woods called Villa Rica, Georgia. We went to pick up one of my aunts whose name is Antoinette. My aunt lives with one of my cousins whose name is Aaron. She is at our house for the weekend. It will be nice having her around. She hasn't stayed with us for a while so I'm sure she will enjoy her visit as well.

After going to pick up my aunt we then took one last ride to a store called Marshalls which was nice. My oldest niece got an Apple Bottoms jacket which looks quite nice on her. My youngest niece got an archaeology project type of activity which I, my oldest niece and my mom helped with. I can tell you dear world that I will never,never be an archaeologist. Anywho....I bought some dark chocolate body balm as well as some dark chocolate bath and shower cream and some chocolate coconut spray from the Jessica Simpson Dessert Line. As you already know my dear friends I really,really love,love,love,love,love,love,love chocolate. Let me repeat that I love,love,love,love,love,love,love chocolate.

All in all it was a going here and here and there and there kind of day but it was nice. So my dear world how was your day ? How have your holidays been ? Have you been out to the stores lately ? Did you miss me dear world ???? I will try not to be gone so long next time without coming to talk to you my dear world. I really hope that all of you my dear friends have a very special and memorable and enjoyable Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

I wanted to share some links with you......

DSW Shoes --------->

Ruby Tuesday -------->

Arbor Place Mall --------->

Marshalls ------------>

Take care everyone. Good-night !!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Hello dear world.....

How are you ? I am doing fine. Its time for another update. It was another day at work for me and the weather was rather nice. Recently I started reading a book titled "Emily's Reasons Why Not" by Carrie Gerlach. I'll give you a little sneak peek.....The main character in the book is a woman named Emily Sanders she is almost thirty and on the fast track in her PR profession.She is a self-professed "SSW" - single, successful woman. The only thing missing is the single, successful man with whom to share it with.  Emily is single and in the city and exhausted with the Los Angeles dating scene. She decides to seek professional help apparently because listening to friends and family tell her what she already knows but refuses to acknowledge. The doctor in the story is named Dr. Deperno. Her main motivation for seeing Dr. Deperno is that she knows of several people who have seen him and then gotten married. She's tried every type of man there is and has yet to find "THE ONE".

Honestly dear diary I think it would be nice to meet one single guy that I instantly hit it off with. It would be nice to meet a guy that I bump into in a store or while standing in line at a restaurant. Unlike Emily I have NEVER dated but I am thirty years old and very much single. I just thought I would share that with you.

Well my dear world you got a little view of what I write in my handwritten diary. So my dear world how was your day ?????? How are things in your neck of the woods ? I hope that your holidays are going well. My dear friends I was thinking about Astronauts which led to a question I wanted to ask you and get your view on.

 Question: Do astronauts take baths on a space shuttle ????? Am I weird or what ??? That's all for now my dear world.



Sunday, December 10, 2006

An Update

Hello dear world

Season's Greetings !!!!!!!!!! How are you these days ? Your probably wondering what I've been up to so let me tell you. I do have a really great supply of news.

Yesterday evening there was a Science banquet at a school in my neck of the woods called "Mundy's Mill High School". There was an awards night for the school that my youngest niece attends called E.W. Oliver Elementary. I am happy to report that that my youngest niece won a plaque for outstanding achievement for a Science project she did recently. She was excited about her award.

In other news me, my mom and my nieces went to Blockbuster after the Banquet. I rented some movies and I purchased "Pirates Of The Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest". I also purchased my other favorite movie "Under The Tuscan Sun". I am waiting for the movie "The Holiday" to be on DVD. The reason I want "The Holiday" is because my favorite actor Jack Black is in the movie. I can't wait to see it.

After Blockbuster we arrived home. I made some hot chocolate for my oldest niece and some great tasting coffee for my mom with some Bailey's Irish Cream which is quite delicious. I then sat and watched some of my favorite cooking shows called "Nigella Bites" and the "Barefoot Contessa" which are both my secret pleasures. Here is a link to check out ----->'s what I did today. Early this morning my day began when I went to church with my family. Me, my oldest niece and my father went up to the altar with the priests and the altar servers to light some of the Advent candles at our church St. Philip Benizi.Here is what my church looks like -------> . My youngest niece also brought some offerings to the altar with another little girl. You might also like to know that there is a woman at our church who makes bread from scratch which was offered today to those who are new at our church.

After church my family and I went for breakfast at a restaurant called "Cracker Barrel". They do have some really amazing tasting pancakes there. They also have some wonderful items inside everything from quilts to candles to games to seasonal items. They also have a very great tasting drink called an orange and cream soda which is a must taste drink. Here is the link for the restaurant ------->

After breakfast we then took a ride to a place called "Rooms To Go For Kids". I hate to say this but the people working inside of the store were rather awful. Question dear world: How do you get charged $10.63 for an item marked on sale for $1.99 ? Shouldn't the workers know the prices of their items ? I have another question. Shouldn't the workers know that they shouldn't be really terrible sales people ? I also think its rather crazy that I had to fill out 5 forms for buying 1 item because they said that the store has to know that I carried it out of the store. The item was a small item which could be put in a small bag. The worker who rung up my purchase made a huge deal out of the fact that I paid for the item with cash I don't get it dear world.....what do you think ????

In my other news once I arrived home I watched one of my favorite movies "The Shop Around The Corner" with James Stewart. I have to say James Stewart is irresistible. I love every one of his movies. Does anyone else like James Stewart ?

Well my dear world that's enough about me. How was your day dear world ? How is the Christmas season going in your neck of the woods ? Is it cold in your neck of the woods as it has been in my neck of the woods ?

I guess that's about it for now. I have probably kept you long enough so I will say good bye for now. Good-bye my dear world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk to you again soon. Take care and Merry Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

All About Wednesday

Hello dear world

How are you ? I can say that the weather here in my neck of the woods wasn't too bad at all. I was dressed like an overstuffed polar bear but I ended up wishing I hadn't worn my winter coat. Winter is supposed to be arriving any day now but hopefully it won't be too bad. I did send off my Christmas cards so be checking your mailboxes.

In other news last night I watched the movie "Patch Adams" with Robin Williams here is a link ------> . Let me tell you it was a really funny and wonderful movie. I am so glad I watched it. Robin Williams is a great and talented actor in my opinion.Of course I am also happy to report that my favorite show "Bones" is coming on and it also has my favorite actor David Boreanaz on it which is one of the reasons why its my very favorite show. was another day at work for me. Early this morning I got another job review since my 3 year anniversary is coming up at my job. I am quite happy to report that I got a good score on my evaluation are you proud of me dear world ? I also have a little something to share with you. Early in the day I was asked by one of the judges at my work if I wanted to be in a mock trial with some college students. I told him that I would like to do it but I told him that he would have to ask my boss. I am pretty sure my boss will say its alright. I won't have to take off work to do it so I'm sure he will say its fine. I can tell you that my boss is a pretty cool guy. I can't say that I have ever been on a jury and I have never done a mock trial. I'm sure that the mock trial will be fun. I was reading  in the newspaper I came upon my horoscope which read: " Look forward to recess. Perhaps your day is spent paying strict attention to business. Once you are free, try out something new." The mock trial would definitely be something new for me.

On a more different note earlier in the day there was a guy on the 4th floor where I work that was quite nice looking. The reason why I'm telling you this is that he looked just like the singer/actor Tyrese who played in such movies like "2 Fast 2 Furious". He looked just like the singer/actor I must say.

So my dear world how was your day ? How is the weather in your neck of the woods ? How are your holidays been ? Have you gotten any shopping done for Christmas ? I haven't been able to get to the stores lately I have been rather busy. By the way I wanted to share a journal with you titled "life" here is the link ----------> . Perhaps you will want to pop over and say hello to someone new. I guess that's about it dear world I will talk to you again soon.

Byyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

It's Time For Summertime

Hello dear world

How are you ? I'm doing fine except that its practically below zero here in my neck of the woods.

 Anyway......Today I didn't contribute to the Gross National Product which I am NOT a big expert on but here is a link if you want to read about it -----> .

You will be proud of me though because I did get quite a bit of my room picked up. It took me some time and I probably should have called for a fork lift or a bulldozer. I also thought that it would be nice if I could have called for one of those maid services like the Merry Maids or perhaps the Maid Brigade but I really hate to admit it dear world but I would have been racked with nerves to have a complete stranger see how messy I can be. Are you messy like me dear world or am I the only messy person in the world ?????

So how was your day ? How was your Sunday ? Did you get out of the house today or did you decide to stay in ??? I hope your day was a nice one. Before I go....Question: Are you filled with longing for Summer as I am ????

Here is some thing to watch to get you in the mood for Summer -------->Sugar Ray ------> Sheryl Crow -------> Ludacris --------> Jay-Z

Good-night everyone !!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 2, 2006

A Little Letter

Hello dear world

Good evening. I thought I would come and write you a little letter so here I am. How are you my dear world ? Me and my family are doing quite well. Anyway....earlier today my family and I went over to Kohl's which is always a great place to visit. Of course I did some shopping there which was fun. What did I buy you might be asking yourself ? Well....I bought some warm winter socks and they are quite cute as well as having the ability to keep my feet toasty warm. I also bought (2) more candles one of them smells like cinnamon french toast and the other one smells like roasted acorns. I could just about eat the one that smells like french toast but the other one not so much. I don't think I would want to eat an acorn. Of course if I were a squirrel I might think otherwise. I also purchased a cute gray sweatshirt that has the words "Winter Wonderland" written on the front of it. I also bought a soft blue wool hat for the upcoming wintry weather. There were other people shopping at Kohl's which made it nice for the holidays.

After Kohl's we went down to a little package store near our home where I purchased some Grand Marnier which let me tell you is quite delicious. I also bought some Bailey's Irish Cream which is very good in coffee. I also bought some Starbucks Coffee Liqueur but I haven't had any yet.

Anywho....A few minutes ago I watched a movie on the Hallmark channel called "The Christmas Card". The movie is about a man in the army who is stationed in Afghanistan who receives a Christmas card from a woman he doesn't know in Nevada City. He is given some leave from the army which inspires him to go to Nevada to meet the woman who wrote the card. I can say quite honestly my dear world that the movie is quite touching and I loved it. I can't wait to see it again.

By the way our Christmas Tree is up but it won't get any decoration until tomorrow. However our dining room table is decorated with a new red, white and green table cloth that has acorns and other Christmasy things stitched within the red, white and green blocks. My mom bought it at Kohl's and it looks nice on the table. She also has some plates on the table with Christmas decorations on them.

Before I end this letter I wanted to share something with you that I read. I really think you will like it too.

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are". -Marianne Williamson

All in all it was a really nice day for me and my family. How was your day ? You know its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. All I need now is an unexpected snow. I hope that your day was just as nice as mine was.

My dear dear dear world I hope that this letter finds you and finds you well.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Some News

Hello dear world

Monae's Log: 968275.1

In a galaxy far, far, far away the Star Trek Enterprise is being called out to Space once more on a mission..... as you can tell I am missing my dear friend Stevie's Star Trek entries so I thought I would make a little Star Trek log just for him.

In my other news my favorite show Bones was on tonight. I am really a huge fan of the show as you already know. I am happy to also report that my favorite X-Files guy David Duchovny will be directing an episode of Bones on December 13th I can't wait. I was a huge huge huge fan of the X-Files and of David Duchovny. Bones hasn't been on in a while and I was just about getting some withdrawal symptoms.

On a much more different note at about the end of December I will have reached my 3 year anniversary of being at my job. I can't believe that I will have been at my job for 3 years already. I have been keeping busy at work and my boss is pretty nice. All in all work is going fine.

So my dear world how was your day ? How is the weather in your neck of the woods ? I hope that your day was a nice one and that the rest of your week goes well.

Anyway...its getting pretty late so I will just say good-night.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday Morning Grind ( And I Don't Mean Coffee)

Hello dear world

How are you ? This entry is dedicated to you Bill.  In other news I hope you all enjoyed the pop quiz. The pop quiz was more of a thing to make you smile and a little something that might get you more in the spirit of the holidays. FYI: Did you know that The Christmas card was first posted in England in the 1840's ? I just thought you might want to know.

In other news did you see on You tube that a man went around walking with a FREE HUG sign ? Here is the video -------> . Some people ignored him which is sad but some people actually took the time to stop and give him a hug. I would have liked to have hugged him I'm sure he was a pretty decent guy. I am sure he was also a very interesting guy. As I might not have told you I carry with me where ever I go a handwritten diary/journal so I may jot down thoughts and things that fill my head. I would have wanted that guy to jot some notes down in my diary/journal.

I have an idea dear world that I want to run by you. Whatever thoughts you might have you can post them in my comments section of my journal any thought at all what do you think ? You might want to share something that you heard, a joke, a word you learned or just something that strikes you is that a bad idea ? I wouldn't mind any of you sharing things with me. I share a lot of things and I never allow you to share things that happen to you. I think the comments section can be a little unfair because it just asks you to comment to what happened to me. So dear world go ahead and post something you haven't posted in my comment section before. Feel free to share it all if you like.

Anywho.........I wanted to share Bill's journal with you I hope he doesn't mind here is his link -------> . Bill is a very interesting guy I have really enjoyed getting to meet him. I am sure you will enjoy getting to know him too. Go over and say hello.

I also wanted to share with you a journal titled Follow Your Dreams written by a wonderful young woman named Meg here is her link to her journal -------> . Her journal will certainly warm your heart. Go by and meet her for yourself you won't be sorry.

That's all I have for now. If there's anything you want me to know leave me a little note and I will try to get back with you. I will talk to you my dear dear dear dear friends later.

Good-night !!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Get Out Your Number 2 Pencils

Hello dear world

How are you ? I hate to say this but its pop quiz time. You have approximately 10 minutes to complete this quiz...............just kidding. Are your number 2 pencils in hand ? Let's begin.

1.) In the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" what shook , when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly ?

2.) In Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" what particular mammal was included in the poem ?

3.) How many days until Christmas ?

4.) Name in alphabetical order the names of the reindeers in the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" ?

5.) What is the name of the most famous snowman ?

*Extra Credit Question*

what is the name of the red-nosed reindeer ?


Good Luck  and Season's Greetings !!!!!!!!!!

Bye for now.


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Just A Few Thoughts

Hello dear world

How are you this evening/day ? I thought I would pop in and say hello to tell you about my day. First I have to admit that I slept in late this morning. I forgot to mention to you my dear friends that I have been off of work for the Thanksgiving holiday which I enjoyed with my family. Anyway......back to what I was saying. Early this morning I watched "The Lake House" again which is my very favorite movie to watch obviously. I have to say that I really like Keanu Reeves in the movie and its always a great movie to see early in the morning on the weekends.

I also have to tell you dear world that I am getting more and more into the spirit of the holidays. If I didn't tell you already my family's Christmas lights are up outside of our house but we haven't done any of our decorating inside yet but we are planning to soon. I am also enjoying seeing some of my favorite holiday movies on television like that of "In The Good Ole Summertime" (1949) with Judy Garland and Van Johnson. It is an old classic movie which puts me more and more in the spirits of the holidays. I also watched one of my other favorite movies "Bed Of Roses" with Christian Slater which is another holiday classic. I so LOVVVVVVVE this time of year especially seeing stores and their shelves crammed full of Christmas goodies and decorations. I also love hearing Christmas carols on the radio.

In other news.....I was checking my mail today and I saw that a sweet lady named Judy left a really sweet comment in my journal. First I would like to say thank you to Judy for her kind words. Though I have to say that I am sad to report that I haven't tried out my chocolate fondue pot yet. I will be tearing open its box on Christmas and trying out a few things. I will definitely get out to the grocery store and get some pound cake, some strawberries, some cantaloupe and some other sweets to put into my pot for a dessert treat I can't wait dear world. It would be nice to have some wonderful friends like you my dear world to join me and my family for the holidays to have some of the chocolate. I also can't wait to send out all of my Christmas cards to those of you who I have already mailed out cards to during Thanksgiving and those of you who have been added to my list. I will be getting them out soon.

I also wanted to thank all of you for your wonderful ideas about what I should ask for Christmas. All of your suggestions gave me tons of ideas. I will give all of your ideas some thought to that one particular thing. THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!

Enough of me rattling on and on with my day how are you dear world ? What will your Christmas be like ? Do you have plans of going out of town to visit family and friends ? What are you looking forward to this Christmas ? I am hoping that your Christmas is wonderful and quite memorable. I will be thinking of you all and wishing you a very "Merry Christmas".

Last but not least.......any plans for New Year's ?????

That's all for now. Good-night my dear dear dear dear dear world.

Sweet Dreams !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Question.....Dear World

Hello dear world

How are you ? I am in need of your help do not be alarmed I am fine. The reason why I need your help is that someone asked me the question: What do you want for Christmas ? The question puzzled me greatly. I'm NOT at all sure what I want for Christmas.

I know most people could tell you exactly what they would like for Christmas but I don't really know. Most women would say they want jewelry, shoes, clothes or perhaps some kind of household appliance. I could say that I want a cellphone but the thing is nobody really calls me all that much so I wouldn't have a need for a cellphone. I could ask for a couple of nice dress pants and some jeans but I don't like going to stores and trying on pants. Asking yourself what you want for Christmas is a daunting task to say the least.

So my dear world I am going to set the daunting task at your feet. Before Christmas starts getting any closer I would like a few suggestions from you my dear friends. What should I ask for this Christmas ? Since you have gotten to know me what do you think I should say I want ? Any ideas ????

Anyway......I also wanted to ask you. What do you want for Christmas my dear world ? What is the one top thing on your list ? I haven't made a Christmas list in quite some time. What would you like as a Christmas present ? I hope you don't mind me asking. What would you say is the one thing you have seen in a store or online you really really like ?

Okay...okay....okay....I'm sure your ready to tell me that I have asked enough questions already. I hope that your Sunday is a nice one. I know that I have kept you long enough so I'll let you get back to what you were doing.

P.S. If your reading this Diane a.k.a loststream I have a little question to ask you.

That's all for now.Take care everyone. Sweet Dreams.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Today Was A Good Day

Hello dear world.......

Season's Greetings !!!!!!!!!! 

How are you ? I don't know where to begin but I have great news. Oh where to start ???? where to start ???? I guess at the beginning.

Early this morning my mom, my oldest niece and I did a little holiday shopping at Kohl's. Here is the link for the store -----> . Let me tell you the line for kohl's was the length of an adult anaconda. While I was there I bought ( 2 ) Jeff Gordon NASCAR ornaments. I am a huge huge huge fan of Jeff's. I think he is a great race car driver and I also think he is quite nice looking. I also bought some Christmas cards and some candles. One of the candles I bought is a caramel flan candle, the other one is a sugar cookie candle and the other is a fresh roast coffee candle and the last one is a chewy chocolate chip cookie candle doesn't that just sound delicious ? You could practically eat them. While I was also at Kohl's I also bought a chocolate fondue pot. As you already know I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love chocolate. I'm going to enjoy using it for Christmas. I also wanted to share with you some of Jeff Gordon here is the link -----> .

After Kohl's we went to the Atlanta Bread Company which is one of my favorite places to eat. Here is the link for it --------> . I had a hot pastrami sandwich which was pretty good. I also bought a Mocha muffin which was also pretty good.

After the Atlanta Bread Company we went over to a place called Rack Room Shoes. Here is the link if you would also like to see it ------> . I wasn't planning on buying any shoes at all but I saw a young woman trying on some shoes which I liked. The shoes are called Rocket Dog's which I have fallen in love with. I also bought my youngest niece some boots there for Christmas.

After the shoe store we took a ride over to Toys "R" Us. I didn't buy anything there but my mom did buy some things for Christmas for our young nieces and nephews in our family.

Last but not least a few hours ago we returned home after shopping at a place we shop at called Kmart. Here is a link if you would like to see it --------> . I did a little more shopping there. I bought some things for my nieces that they like. I also bought the new Justin Timberlake CD which I have wanted. I also bought a Christmas CD by Aaron Neville who I like listening to. Here is his site if you have never heard his music ----------> . There is nothing like listening to Aaron Neville sing Christmas songs during this time of year. While I was at Kmart I also bought some Hershey's Kisses to put in my fondue pot. Let me tell you dear world I can't wait to use my chocolate fondue pot. I am so looking forward to this Christmas.

All in all I had a really fun busy day. So my dear world how was your day ? Have you started any of your Christmas shopping yet ? I hope that you will have a very great Christmas filled with lots of memories. I shall be sending out my Christmas cards soon so those of you who I have sent other cards to be looking in your mailboxes soon for more to come.

That's all for now dear world. I shall talk to you again soon. I will more than likely have lots more to tell you. I shall return with more and more news so this shall be continued.

Byyyyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello dear world

First let me say "Happy Thanksgiving" to you all. I hope your Thanksgiving was a nice one. My day began as I got ready for Church. Before we left we left for Church my family and I taped the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" on television here is a link -----> then we left for Church.

After we went to Church at St. Phillip Benizi we then went to breakfast. After breakfast we got home and my folks got some of the food ready for us to eat. I of course didn't do much cooking though I helped getting stuff to the table without incident. Our Thanksgiving meal consisted of the Turkey, yams, peas, stuffing, mashed potatoes with a side of gravy and dinner rolls. We had enough food to feed 6 different neighborhoods and a few countries. Yes our meal was quite good to say the least.

While getting our meal together we watched the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" that we taped which was nice. The costumes I didn't think were all that cute but they were okay. I did like the floats, the balloons and the people who sang at the parade. My oldest niece liked hearing Chris Brown sing she is a fan of his.

Anyway.....after we eat our meal I went and watched some of my favorite shows like the "West Minster Kennel Club Best In Show" on television" here is a link to it -----> . Do you ever watch that ? I think its quite interesting to watch ? I really am a fan of it. I just thought I would share that with you.

I also thought that I would tell you that I started reading Meredith Vieira's blog online. Meredith was once on "THE VIEW". I really liked reading her blog if you would like to read it here is her link ------> . Tell me what you think of it.

All in all how was your Thanksgiving ?? I hope it was as nice as mine. I had a really great day with my family. I can't wait until Christmas. Do you want to know what I'm grateful for dear world ? Both of my nieces of course they are as cute as they have ever been and my family. I am also grateful for you my dear world for always listening and for being here so thanks.

Have a great holiday everyone !!!!!!!!!!!! Take care.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tomorrow Is Thanksgiving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello dear world.....

How are you ? Well today I had to work but it wasn't at all busy because a lot of people were leaving early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Anyway the weather was pretty alright today. The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow I sure hope it will be. My family and I are planning to go to Church tomorrow morning that is if I don't end up sleeping in late.

Anyway......once I got home my family and I did quite a few things. My oldest niece made some sweet potato pies a few hours ago. I sampled one of them and it was quite good. We also prepared our Thanksgiving turkey with seasoning and what have you. My dad chopped up some celery and some other things for our dinner tomorrow. My youngest niece helped my mom to make a cake. What did I do you wonder ?????? I helped clean up the kitchen I'm not much of a cook but I helped to spray a pan and cover it to death with flour. By the way........the cake that was made is what you call a spring green color. We will also be having some stuffing and some creamy mashed potatoes. Questions dear world : What will your Thankgiving dinner be like and what is your favorite food of Thanksgiving ? I "LOVE" it all.

On another happy note my dear world. I have some great great news my dear friend Meg of Friendship, Loyalty and Love has returned to J-Land. She has a new journal titled "Follow Your Dreams" here is her link please go and visit her. Here is her link ---------> . I know that you will enjoy meeting her. Go over and say hello to my friend. Tell her I sent you over.

Okay I have to say that I have mailed out all of my Thanksgiving cards and when Christmas comes I will be sending out my Christmas cards. If you would like to be added to my list just send me an e-mail and I would be more than happy to send you a card. Many of you will soon come to find a card from me in the mail signed, sealed and delivered as soon as Christmas draws near.

In other news I would like to say hello to my dear friend Diane a.k.a Loststream for her kind words to me. HELLO DIANE !!!!!!!!! How are you ? I'm sure she's reading this aren't you Diane ? Tell your husband I also said hello. I really hope that he is doing fine too.  I also hope your kids are doing fine as well. Give them a HUGE HELLO for me.

Back to what I was saying. I am trying to catch up on my journal reading and seeing how my friends at J-Land are doing. By the way my other friend Morgan has been down lately. To Morgan I would like to say "WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So my dear world how are you ? How are things in your neck of the woods ? How is life treating you ? I would like to wish everyone a great big "HAPPY THANKGIVING" from me to you. I will be thinking of each and every one of you during this holiday. I will be hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with family, friends and endless memories during this time.

Until I return I would like to say........Thanks to all of you for your many kind words, comments and friendship. I am so glad to be a part of J-Land. I hope that you all know how much I appreciative I am to be getting to know each and every one of you. As you know I shall return !!!!!!!

Until then.........Good-night dear world.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sharing Some Thoughts & Loving "The Dixie Chicks"

Hello dear world

How are you ?

I have been reading Rosie's O'Donnell's blog

I am going to do an entry like hers

here is her link ------->

Yesterday the parade was fun

there were marching bands

fire trucks, the police came

The owner of Chick-Fil-A came

and Santa arrived on a fire truck

Yesterday I also had a dessert called

A Fried Oreo which was rather good


Recently I have been reading

Stevie's journal which I love

here is his link ------>

He talked about "The Dixie Chicks"


"The Dixie Chicks"

here is their link ------->

They have a song called

"Not Ready To Make Nice"

I think that its great

and I'm proud of them

for the fact

that they stood up for what they believe in

I understand if someone doesn't agree with me

Do you like "The Dixie Chicks" ?

By the way.....Helen's son Clark had a birthday

I also wanted to tell you that our wonderful

Jeannette shared a journal with us

here is the link------->


So my dear world

how was your weekend ?

I hope it was nice

I also hope you will have a really nice


By the way are you ready for

Christmas ????????

The clock is ticking......tick,tick,tick,tick......

that's all for now

byyyyye !!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

I'M BACK !!!!!!!!!

Hello dear world.....

How are you ? You will be happy to know that I'm back. I'm sorry for being gone so long my spirits were kind of low for quite a while but I'm feeling better now. I'm sorry for making you worry my dear friends.

Anyway.....I'm back !!!!!!!!! Pretty soon it will be Thanksgiving here in my neck of the woods so I mailed off quite a few cards. If anyone would like me to send a card let me know through an e-mail what your address is. I will be more than happy to send you a card for the holidays. So what will you be doing for the holidays my dear world ?

I am happy to report that the holidays have begun in my neck of the woods and it all begins tomorrow. Tomorrow in a part of my neighborhood known as Jonesboro, Georgia there will be a "Holiday At Home Parade" here is a link -------> . The parade is a day long festival on a place called Main Street. There will be arts, crafts, food and fun. At the parade there will also be floats, dancers, high school marching bands etc, etc, etc. The parade will begin at 4:30 and will end with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Jonesboro's Historic Courthouse Lawn.

My mom will be setting up an Avon booth there. Did I tell you my mom is a Avon Representative which means Avon baskets and other items. My oldest niece's band will be performing there and she will be in the parade so I'm sure it will be quite amazing. The parade will also be hosted by the famous restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A. The parade is always such a fun time for many people such as myself. I really wish you all could be there. I will be getting up quite early tomorrow morning to help set up and see the parade come to life.

On a different note its been quite cold here in Georgia. I am starting to long for Summertime once more. How is the weather where you are ? If there is any sunshine in your neck of the woods would you mind sending me some of it.......

Before I say good-night I would like to say to all of you my dear friends Diane a.k.a loststream, Jeannette, Sandra, Mary, Helen, Hadon, DPoem, Bill, Mark, Terry, Morgan and the rest of you my dear friends you know who you are I didn't forget you let me just say " I MISSED YOU " more than words can say. I will be talking to you again.

Its late my dear friends so I will say good-night and sweet dreams. If I don't get to talk to you until after Thanksgiving let me say "Have A Great Thanksgiving" !!!!!!!!!

Byyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Matthews Hamper House & Brahma Bulls

Hello dear world

How are you ? Today in my neck of the woods it was a iron-gray colored wet day. Yes dear world here I am. I am happy to report that I am doing better today. I didn't see anything on the news about the car accident but maybe it will show up in the newspaper. I do hope that the drivers of the cars will be alright.

Anyway......earlier today I went to a place that I like called "Matthews Hamper House" here is a link ------> . At the Hamper House they sell wicker baskets, clear plastic wrapping bags, faux flowers and many other things. I really like going there because its fun to go there look around and perhaps see something I want to buy.

While I was at The Hamper House there were some old-fashioned looking cowboys outside who were sitting in a truck with a see-through cage filled with ( 4 ) Brahma Bulls. Here is a link ------> .The bulls were quite large and they were the color of licorice. The bulls were magnificent looking let me tell you. It was sad to see that on their ears they had on tags with numbers on them. I'm sure that were probably taken to market where someone bought them and more than likely had them slaughtered. I really wish that I could have touched them. I also wish that I could have talked for a minute to the cowboys I saw. I imagine that the cowboys were probably from somewhere out in Texas. The only time I have ever seen a bull is on television. This was the 1st time I have ever seen a bull up close. Have you ever seen one dear world ?

All in all it was a really fun day. How was your day ? Did you see anything that you have never seen before ? I do hope that you had a really wonderful day.

I also wanted to say thank you to all of our troops in Iraq and for the Veterans who fought for our country. I do hope that soon the war on terrorism will be over some day. To all of you men and women who fought for our country and may still be fighting let me say from my heart "THANK YOU". I do hope that our troops in Iraq will be able to return home once and for all. ALL OF YOU ARE REMEMBERED AND LOVED. I wanted to share a poem with you which was written by Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915.

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved, and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.


That's all for now. I will talk to you again tomorrow. Good-night everyone. Sweet Dreams !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, November 10, 2006

Startling Day

Hello dear world

How are you ? Where do I begin this evening ? At the beginning perhaps. As I might not have told you my father and I work in the same building together so we rode into work together. Anyway.....On our way to work around 6 a.m. we happened upon a terrible car accident.

One of the drivers was a woman. There was another driver in another car but I don't know if it was a man or another woman. Being that my father works in law enforcement he had to pull the car over and help direct traffic. When he got out of the car he walked over to a Deputy Sheriff that was at the scene.

Anyway.......The woman driver and her car were on the left hand side while the other car was on the right hand side. No ambulance had arrived on the scene at the moment. Some police officers were standing by the woman trying to talk to her but I could see that she wasn't moving or responding.

I was standing across the street from where the woman's car was. The womans car was wrecked completely on the front and the car she had been driving was smoking. The other car was on the right hand side. I could hear an ambulance trying to get to the scene of the accident. There was so much I could see. There was some police car lights flashing and there was glass in the street. I don't know if the glass in the street was from the woman's car or if the glass was from the other car.

My dear world I was quite shaken at the time. In a way I wish that I hadn't seen the car accident. Its quite sad to see something so tragic. After the ambulance arrived on the scene my dad came back to the car. I still don't know if the other driver was badly injured. My father told me that the woman was bleeding really bad. He also said that he didn't know if the other driver had any injuries but he said that the other driver would be taken care of.

The thing is I have NEVER seen a car accident like that first hand. While I was at work I kept thinking about the people in the accident. I do hope that the drivers of the cars will be alright. I don't even know what hospitalsthe drivers are in.

My dear world I was quite shook up today by the accident. I haven't heard any news about the accident on television. No information or news was put on the radio about it either. The car accident felt like a movie or something. I do hope both drivers are well. Even now I am thinking about the accident.

So dear world how was your day ? How are things in your neck of the woods ? I had to come and talk to you dear world so I did. Today I wish that I could have crawled into bed, pulled the covers over my head and stayed hidden from the world.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.


Wednesday, November 8, 2006

I LOVE WEDNESDAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello dear world

How are you ? I'm sure your ready for the answer to the question I asked you well here it is......

What did the light bulb say to the lamp shade ? You stay here, I'm going out for the night. Was that not funny ? I thought it was quite funny. dear world you will be proud of me when I tell you my news. I did my research and on November 7, 2006 on my lunch break I went and voted. My voting precinct is at a school called "E.W. Oliver Elementary". I went to the school, filled out a little form, put my information on it, I gave my little form to a woman who was working the voting polls with some other people. I then got a little yellow card that you insert into a machine. I stepped up and voted. Once I voted I got a sticker which is the size of a small paper doughnut. In my neck of the woods they give you a sticker which has a round peach on it with the words "I'M A GEORGIA VOTER" written on the peach. My dear world I have another question for you.


How did I vote ? Democratic

On a different note earlier this evening I watched my favorite favorite favorite show "BONES" on fox. David Boreanaz still looks amazing. I LOVE WEDNESDAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry for not writing sooner dear world its been a long couple of days. I have been working 8 hour shifts at work and my days at work have been really busy. Its been a little cool here in my neck of the woods but its supposed to get warm tomorrow. I don't know one day its supposed to be warm but you go outside and its cold. Then somedays its supposed to be cold but you end up finding that its warm outdoors. are you ? how is life treating you these days ? That's about it for now.........gotta go

Byyyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 6, 2006

Feeling Playful

Hello dear world

Its about 10:00 p.m. or somewhere around there. I'm sorry for writing you a little late it was a long day. I had to work today a long 8 eight hour shift.'s a little bit of news from my neck of the woods. Today I purchased "Breakfast At Tiffany's" which is a classic. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard make the movie worth watching. I have to say that I think living next door to a gorgeous guy like George Peppard would be worth a thousand journal / diary entries don't ask me why.

On a different note earlier today I watched "Gilmore Girls" which is one of my favorite shows on television next to "Bones" that is. Following Gilmore Girls I got to see "Under The Tuscan Sun". While I sit and watch it I always pretend that I run off on a little trip there. I also pretend that I've gone to Tuscany and bought myself a winery even though I know next to nothing about wine except that it is a flavorful drink.

Here are some links:

Excuse me for a minute everyone but I would like to answer the very talented writer Rebecca of "In The Shadow Of The Iris" when she asked why do we blog ? For me I have to say that I love finding things out. For instance I like finding out who went where, who sat by whom, who ate what, who shops where and even where they went immediately following dinner.

I also want people to know that they are seeing different parts of me which add up to every single part of what makes I can honestly say that here with you dear world I can be as you already know or as I already might have shared that I can be....silly, curious, angry, philosophical, quiet and sometimes I can be something of a mad scientist with my thoughts sprung from my day-to-day life.

Okay,okay,okay enough with me being serious how was your day dear world ? How are things with you ? I hope that the rest of your week goes well. I'm sure that you have things to do besides reading my endless rambling.

Though before I go how about a question......

What did the light bulb say to the lamp shade ????

I will return later with the answer. Will the following question leave you aching for my quick return ????

Ta ta for now dear world......Good-night