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I was a preschool teacher for almost 20 years. I had lots of wonderful experiences. I have now been a 911 dispatcher for 6 yrs now.I love animals,small towns, good food ,karaoke, baseball and walking around our local zoo. Makes me feel at home,lol. I live and breathe scrapbooking and my two adult sons. They really are what is most important in my life.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rockin with the rhythm of the rain......

I have been going through some old pictures here lately- attempting organization,lol. I came across this one, and it made me smile. My kids loved these swings, and those goofy boots, and their yard and home. These were mostly happy times, especially for them. It is raining here tonight, so this one caught my eye.

I loved watching them play out there- this night was no different. We had just had a huge storm ( see the large tree branch on the ground in the back?) and it was just sprinkling now. They are swinging away in the rain singing Rain Rain DON'T go away- they loved it.

Good Times...

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I love karaoke. I honestly really don't know why I like it. I am not a "center of attention" type person.When I do go to karaoke, I stand kinda off to the side. I don't dance, or create any type of attention to myselr- I just want to sing. I think I do ok, no one has ever asked me to stop. I do joke around that the more you drink, the better I will sound,lol.

I am one of the few people in az happy that there is no smoking in bars anymore. I used to be coughing and hacking by the end of the night- not particularly condusive to singing,huh?

I like the smallerish town I live in, I usually see someone I know when I go into my favorite karaoke spot.

The above photo is of the resturant/bar near my parents' cabin. They have karaoke on occasion, and I actually try to plan my trips around when they are going to have it. My dad loves to go too. My mom doesn't love it quite so much,lol and stays home.

I most often sing country songs, usually Wynonna, or Tricia or Martina. Sometimes I get all crazy and sing Cher or Joan Jett.

My sons have been, when they were younger. Both of them can sing, they really liked it back then.... now, they are too "cool".

Anyway- to quote Forrest- "thats all I have to say about that"

Have a peaceful week,

Friday, July 11, 2008

rough week at work

I usually don't bring calls home w/ me. So far, I have been pretty good about that. This week was a little rougher to do that, for me.
The first call that tore my heart out was from a man who came across two young boys who had been dropped off at a rest area along the side of the highway. When he met up w/ them, they had been outside for 4 hrs alone. There was a serious langage barrier, between me, and the caller. I was kind of a dork during the call, spanish is not my strong suit, and my first "second language" is police code, so at the end of the call, after trying to decipher his spanish I answered him in police code,lol. But- we got through it. Got the kids some water, some dinner and made contact w/ a relative. Man- some people suck.

The second call, will be w/ me probably forever. A man called and said there were 3 people here that he needed removed from his house. I asked the questions we usually ask, and come to find out they were his children. 4,5,and 6 yrs old, and he wanted "them and all their stuff out of his house" because he wanted to continue drinking and they were not letting him have a good time. He ended up getting arrested, thank God. I hope they let him listen to himself when he sobers up.

I did help some people this week, and hopefully made a difference in someones life. I love my job........ I love my job.........

Monday, July 07, 2008

back from flagstaff

here we are- the back porch. Probably my favorite part of my parents' cabin. I spent the last 4 days there, w/o the boys, but w/ my parents,lol.
We went to a 4th of July BBQ and my dad and I went to Karaoke. I also gave my dad the DVD player for the cabin for Fathers Day( just a little late,lol but just in time for my visit) and I was able to get all caught up on my Netflix movies. I am now just waiting patiently for Monk season 6 to come out on DVD on the 8th and my week will be all set.
I had a rough week last week at work, some pretty crazy stuff happening. I suppose it always happens, just kinda got to me last week.
Anyway- crossing my fingers this week goes well, and we don't have anymore record highs here,lol.