Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hectic few weeks ahead

I have a few hectic weeks ahead of me at work-serenity now, serenity nowww! I hope everyone has a great week :)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Random words of wisdom and an update

I got a book as a gift that has random quotes, adages etc. and I was flipping through and found some good ones:

*A common cover up for hurt is anger
*Lots of what you do does not show just as the roots of a tree
*Your reason and passion are the rudder and sails of your soul
*Can't is just another way of saying won't
*The most wasted days are those without laughter

I got the Fedex package with all of my Hawaii trip details-the contact names of everyone I need to set the trip up! The hotel looks really nice and the rate is $605 per night!

I'm really looking forward to the trip in spite of being in flight for +/- 20 hours total! It is a 10 hour flight going there and an 8 hour flight coming back. I flew to London years ago and being in a plane that long starts to wear on me, but it is tolerable.

We have been looking online about all the things to see and do there and it looks like it will be an amazing trip. I have taped a few things on the travel channel that look fun. Rick caught a show I wished he hadn't-it was something about what would happen if a tsunami were to hit Hawaii!

My friend Ginger is planning on joining us so that will be a bonus to the trip! We have had fun traveling together to Los Angeles and Las Vegas many times. I hope we can work it to be on the same flight so we can help ease flight jitters!

A few years ago, Ginger and I were flying back home from LA and the pilot was trying to land in a typical Texas thunderstorm and had to abort the landing at least three times while almost touching down. I will never forget that feeling of almost landing and then the power of the plane taking back up into the clouds with lightening and thunder all around us. It was so surreal but it was nice to have her hand to squeeze! I think her hand recovered about a month later!

I had a good January sweepstakes wise. Last year it took me until mid June to win this much! I finally lured my friend Ginger to start entering sweeps-I think it may have had something to do with the Hawaii win ;) So that has been fun being a sweeps teacher and having a sweeps buddy again. She has won a small prize already and I keep reminding her that when I first started, it took me about 6 months before I won the trip to Alaska.

I hope everyone is having a good week and that it is warmer where you are at!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Hawaii Chair??!!

I cannot believe this is a real product!


Ellen tries one out:

Friday, February 01, 2008

The choice

I found this joke via Bits & Pieces

While walking down the street one day, a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” says the man.

“Well, I’d like to but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

“Really, I’ve made up my mind and I want to be in heaven,” says the senator.

“I’m sorry, but we must abide by our rules.”

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he descends into hell. When the door finally opens, he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other
politicians who had previously worked with him. Everyone is very happy and dressed in evening attire. They run to greet him, shake his hand and reminisce about the good times they had while becoming wealthy at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil who actually is a friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before the senator realizes it, it’s time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves as the elevator rises. As the elevator ascends and the door opens, St. Peter is there waiting and says, “Now it’s time to visit heaven.”

So, 24 hours pass while the senator enjoys himself by joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing harps and singing. Again, before he realizes, his time is up and St. Peter returns and asks, “Well, after spending a day in hell and a day in heaven, where do you choose to spend eternity?” The senator reflects for a minute the answers, “Well, I would have never said it before - I mean heaven has been delightful - but I think I would be better off in hell.”

So, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator where he descends into hell. As the elevator door opens, the senator notices that he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees his friends, dressed in rags, placing trash into black bags as it falls from above. The devil arrives to greet him. “I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course with a clubhouse. We ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”

The devil looks at him and smilingly replies, “Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted.”