Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Raider Dad, Baby and puppy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Somebody I know

Somebody I know is turing 40 eeeee! :) That same somebody what wants to inherit all my KISS albums.

Cute Photo's of Raider Baby

Watch out Raider Nation, Raider baby has arrived!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Raider Baby Update

The specialist gave the Raider family ok to go home today. I will be posting photos when I get them. Thank you for your prayers.

The Raider family has a 12 week old puppy. Today when the Raider family got to my Dad's the puppy had a splayed leg. Raider niece is wiped out and falling apart.

Raider baby was sleeping sweetly.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pray for Raider Baby

Please pray for Raider baby and Raider niece. Raider baby has had some complications. The specialist will see Raider baby at 10:00 tomorrow morning. Raider baby had to spend some time intensive care this afternoon. Of corse this is very difficult on Raider niece and Raider husband as well as the rest of the family. Raider baby was able to go back with Raider niece by this evening.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Something that bugs me #2

Maybe you all are tired of me asking for prayer for my dad. I know two things

1. Prayer works
2. If God wants to take my dad home, then he's going to.

Not to long ago, I had someone come up to me and comment about me asking for prayer for my dad and our family. That person said something to the effect of look my dad had cancer too. Every week when he had chemo he would end up in the ER up until the time he died. Get used to it.

You know what, I don't want to get used to it. I hate it that my dad is dealing with cancer, diabetes and all the side effects of both.

It bugs me that person said that. I am not sure what they were implying. Was that person trying to be compassionate and trying to prepare me? Was that person saying it does no good to pray so stop asking? I am not sure. It bugs me.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dad has a Fever update

9:49 pm My dad has a fever. I may be going to the ER. Please pray for him if you get a chance.
7:37 Praise God my dads's fever went away.
Thank you for your prayers.

Things that bug me #1

Here is something that really bugs me. As many of you know I am kind of have ocd when it comes to washing my hands. It all started when I worked for the hospital long ago. Over and over they pounded into our heads that washing your hands could prevent all kinds vile germs and disease. They would test us on our hand washing skills. This went on for 15 years.

So here is what bugs me.

  • I notice when people don't wash their hands when they are in public restrooms.
  • Or if they wash their hands they don't do it properly. You are suppose to put the soap on AFTER you wet your hands.
  • If a doctor comes in the room and dose not wash their hands. I tell myself the must do it where I can't see them. Even thought most of the time I doubt it.
  • When people open up the door to the freezer and stick their hands in the ice maker to grab ice. I have never seen anyone wash their hands before they do this. I have seen it at work and and home. I think that is so disgusting. I don't want to have any ice after that, because I have no idea where their hands have been before they started molesting the ice. I also want to say that is why they have that gadget on the outside of the freezer. It not there for looks.
So I am suppose to say "what's the worst thing that can happen if people don't wash their hands before sticking them into the icemaker" I really don't want to go there. "What is the least that can happen when people stick their hands nasty hands in the icemaker" the germs will be cold therefore they will not multiple.


Yes indeed, we have a new Raiders fan. She was born at 12:45 am. C-section. Her stats are 20 1/2 inches, 8 lbs 13 oz.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

No Raider

10 pm No Raider baby yet. I think Raider niece is having a hard time. I can only imagine how stressed she must be. I wonder how long the hospital will make her wait before giving her a c-section. I think she got to the hospital at 3:00 AM.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fond Fish Memories

All of a sudden my gig-a-low wants to eat fish once a week. I asked him if an alien had abducted my husband and replaced him with a look a like. I was waiting for the fake husband to unzip and the real husband to pop out. No, he is serious. He wants fish every week. He says he will be 11% smarter. I asked him if mercury makes him smarter? He ignored me. All this fish talk made me think back to my childhood.

Up until the time I was 14 I spent ever other summer in Montana. It seemed as though they never had fresh fruit or salad. The one thing I do remember is my cousin going to his secret fishing hole in one of those cold clear creeks. He would bring home a stringer full of trout. The fish were pan size. Part of my job was to clean them. YUCK! But my Aunt would take the cleaned fish, (head and all) dredge them in cornmeal, fry them up and put them on a big platter. Then she would fry up some eggs. I couldn't hardy wait for the eggs to get done. Those eggs took an eternity to cook. Once they were done, my family would start grabbing the trout! The meat was so tender, I long for fresh Montana trout with eggs for breakfast.

Oh well, back to reality. Fresh Montana trout is the only fish other than tuna I want to eat. I asked my gig a low if he liked fish sticks? He gave me a dirty look. I don't have a clue about cooking fish, or even what kind to buy. I asked him if crustaceans or shellfish would make him smarter? I know that abalone and lobster makes me 25% smarter, so maybe we thats what we should eat.

Friday, September 4, 2009

20 Garlic Chicken

My Dad wanted me to make his favorite dinner, so I thought I would pass on the recipe. It is tasty and easy to make.

20 Garlic Chicken


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (do not use extra virgin oil)
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 20 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or however much you like)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Cut up chicken set aside
Cut up garlic set aside ( or press)
Squeeze lemon to get 2 tablespoons mix all liquids togther
add thyme, salt, pepper to liquids. Set aside

Melt butter and olive oil.
Brown chicken on both sides.( I use a dutch oven)
Take off heat.
Add bayleaf and garlic to the pot, Pour liquid mixture over chicken. Cover put in over at 350 for 1 -1 1/2 hours. Chicken will fall off the bone, It is so yummy.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

X - Rated

Made you look!

Anyways I do have a story to tell, it is kind of x rated. BTW I have permission to tell this story.

I have a friend who is kind, loving and soft spoken. She does not have a mean bone in her body. I will call her Malinda.

Sometime last year Malinda noticed her mothers memory slipping. To make a long story short her mother has Alzheimer's.

About 6 months ago, Malinda called to tell me her mother asked her to go buy her a .... well, lets just say an adult toy. Malinda was mortified that her mother had asked her to do this. Malinda being the person she is, felt obligated to help her mother. I think Malinda told her husband to go buy the "toy"

So today Malinda called me up and said you will not believe this. Apparently, Malinda had stopped by her parents house yesterday. Her mother was franticly looking for something. Malinda asked her mother what are you looking for. Her mother said I am looking for
High Noon. Malinda knew right away her mother was looking for her "toy." So Malinda started to help her mother in the search. Malinda went into the spare bedroom and started hunting for High Noon when she heard a commotion. Malinda ran into her mothers bedroom. There stands Malinda's mom covered in ashes. Malinda realized what had happened. Her mother had found a box. Inside the box was Malinda's brothers ashes. He passed away a few years ago. Malinda's mother still looking for High Noon had a hard time opening the box. When she managed to pry it open, ashes went all over the place, including her moms hair, face, and clothes.
Malinda salvaged what she could of her brother and put him back in the box.

I never did find out if Malinda and her mom found High Noon.

Malinda now has custody of her brother.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dad Update 9/2

Dad had Chemo today, but I was at work. My sister took him. So I went over this evening. Dad had a bible story to tell me this time.

Side note-Pastor went over to his house a couple of weeks ago and gave him "The purpose Driven Life" on cd's to listen to.

Dad told me tonight what he has gotten out of listening to the cd's :
1. God likes it when we pray
2. First came Adam and Eve, then Noah then Jesus.

I told him Jesus came a long time after Noah but I am very proud of him all the same! It made me so happy. I still am.

Dad is losing to much weight. He is way to skinny now. He is starting to look frail.

I hate my dad's computer with a passion. Tonight my dad wanted a lesson on the internet, so he pulled up a chair next to me in front of his old computer. It would not sign on. I think my dad has a motive why he wanted to learn about the internet. She lives in Idaho. That's all I am going to say. Ok, I will say something else, I told my dad, I bet you want to get on the internet to see if your friend from Idaho is online. Oh no, he just had a sudden interest in the world wide web. I was very disappointed that we could not sign on.

I have had family members tell me, Dad will never want to learn how to use the internet. So they don't care if it does not work right. It SEEMS LIKE (I have no proof) that they think he is wasting his money. Tonight he wanted to learn, but could not.

I will sleep a little better tonight knowing my dad is gaining a better understand of the bible.