Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
It's very fragile...this life we have.
Cherish it and never take it for granted.
Spend time with those you love and tell them often.
Don't waste time on the things you have no control over.
Live, Laugh, Love...just like all those sappy signs say.
(and pray a little for a good friend of mine who is facing something life changing and also for my fire brother Mike and his family. Mike died suddenly Wednesday morning.)
Posted by Jenn at 4:41 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
So, I started the Christmas shopping yesterday. Just a few hours.
I have these crazy, wonderful, little people in my life and most of my efforts seem to be to find something great for them.
And we all know that every day they are recalling some new toy, made in China, that does some awful, harmful thing to kids.
So I thought, 'okay, no toys...I'll get 'em books. Books are good...educational, yada, yada, yada.'
Every book I picked up WAS MADE IN CHINA!!!!!!
Now what do I do?
Posted by Jenn at 7:34 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
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Saturday, November 10, 2007
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Thursday, November 08, 2007
Really...that's what it said today.
So...I've been pooped on, insulted by a rowing club member (who, at one point, I thought was a friend), finally received a station assignment (yeah!), had a maintenance guy expect us to fix the hardwired alarm system in his 4 plex (can you say "get an electrician!"), been sniped at by the same guy I had trouble with last shift, gotten into it with the dispatcher just because I can't understand her...and to top it off just taken care of a young man whose family is completely and totally nuts. (Mom used more foul language trying to explain to us what a great Mom she's been and when grandma tripped over a stick in the yard and fell down...she yelled at her! Sometimes you run these calls and think "Geesh, my family is so sane")
Hope you had a five star day too....
Posted by Jenn at 7:24 PM
Monday, November 05, 2007
Ummm. I'd be pretty psyched if it wasn't so totally,
completely un freaking believable!
I'm pretty sure that my entire circle of friends, athletes and coworkers is sick. Including me. Tis the season I guess. Get well my peeps!
I'm going to work backwards through the last week or so.
1. This morning after a struggle over whether or not to call in sick to work (I got my snotty nosed self dressed and came in) we got a call for a car accident.
The accident was very minor with no injuries and we headed south down the highway, turned around and were headed back north towards the station. A car pulls up next to us and begins honking. Looking in the side mirrors we see 3000 (yes 3000) feet of hose laid nicely out on the highway.
The strong north wind had caught the edge of the hose and it just laid out.
45 minutes later with the help of an off duty guy from OP Fire (thanks OP Fire guy!) and some snarling between me and one of my guys we were loaded up and again headed north on the highway.
You guessed it...north wind, no hose bed cover, highway speed...this time we caught it before we laid the whole hose bed out.
We now have a very torn and tattered hose bed cover held on to the hose bed with bungee cords we bought at the hardware store. The cover wasn't staying on because of it's condition so the other shift removed it.
We 'un' removed it.
It wasn't even 9am....
2. KCRC traveled to the Frostbite Regatta this past weekend in Wichita Kansas. Contrary to the name the weather was glorious, the racing fun and competitive, the parents, juniors and masters fab as always!
I'll have pics later this week.
3. My good friend Major Ed (Hubby of the Ronneblogger) won a Heart of Health Care nursing award. What a neat event and a great celebration of the nurses that work so hard and take such good care of us.
As I sat and listened to the introductory speech I realized that my very unassuming, low key buddy was a total Air Force stud. He has held some very important jobs in some areas that are critical to keep us and our military safe. And he will continue to work hard as he commands 'his' units and I expect he will continue to surprise me.
Thanks to Glenn, Becky and the Martin and O'Connor families who welcomed me into their celebration and made me feel like I was part of the family.
Again, pics to come...
Posted by Jenn at 7:02 PM