Saturday, September 27, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sometimes I just question where I fit in...
I can tell you where it wasn't!
As J and I walked the poodle around from vendor to vendor on a 90 degree day I kept taking my flip flops off and checking the pavement. If there was a vendor I wanted to speak with and they had shade I checked that pavement too otherwise I just sent J and the poodle off to some grass.
Now I'm STILL on crutches (perhaps a story for another day) so maybe people thought it had something to do with that. But I got the strangest looks :-/ and 2 completely separate people came up to me and asked me what I was doing and when I told them I was checking to see if the pavement was too hot for the poodle's feet well one laughed at me and one looked at me like I was nuts.
I can't imagine their poor dogs feet :-(
But it was a very cute day and the poodle came in VERY last in a whipped cream eating contest... He was in the first heat and the second heat was done and he just gave up and realized he doesn't like whipped cream and walked away! FYI he also hated the sac race and I didn't take any pictures because I was too busy saving my baby (people falling is not that therapy dogs idea of fun)
Friday, August 22, 2014
This weekend is the 4-H fair. Every year I look forward to volunteering and working it... This year notsomuch --- I am STILL on crutches (26 weeks for those keeping track which I certainly am). There won't be walking around or checking out the sights there will just be doing what I was brought there to do.
And... It's raining today! And... It's an outdoor show... And... My outfit for today included a white shirt! I'll be rethinking that!
What are your weekend plans?
Monday, July 28, 2014
Wednesday I went to my 8th funeral this year.
It was his 79th birthday. I spent the morning with him and as I left he called me back to kiss him goodbye.
What! A! Gift!!!
I will always remember that the last thing I said to him was I love you, and the last thing I did for him was kiss him goodbye.
I was excited for his birthday this year. I had spoiled him with food and booze and scratch tickets. I told everyone I ran into "it's my dads birthday"
We have a difficult past but we've spent the last year and a half loving one another. I will miss him SO much, and I can only hope that he and my mom are dancing among the stars.
There's something very lonely (even while surrounded) about being an "orphan"
I had leader of the band sung at his funeral and really "papa I don't think I said I love you near enough"...
Go hug someone you love
Monday, June 23, 2014
Name Your Favorite…
Person: living? That'd be J. Unless you want to count the poodle as a person... Then J is bumped down a notch
Color: it's been pink forever but I'm really loving pastel aqua and peaches lately
Food: Italian ice
Smell: the fairgrounds. Sort of like horse manure, dirt, dust, grass, fresh hay, shavings and home all mixed together
Book: skeezer a dog with a mission. It's the reason I have a therapy dog
Movie: hmmm I really liked the colors in oz the great and powerful
Time of day: when I first wake up and just when I'm going to sleep are tied
Day of week: Sundays
Things to do when bored: crochet, organize photos, clean
Drink: water with fruit in it
TV show: lately I'm all about Big Bang theory
Fruit: what ever we just went to the orchard and picked, in the winter grapefruit
Quote: it's always been "the only way around is through"
Potato chip flavor: hate hate hate potato chips! Don't like finger foods and despise my hands getting greasy
Meal of the day:
Ice cream: I'm more of an Italian ice fan... Vegan ice cream isn't really worth the calories IMO
Season: late spring and summer
Life hack: I don't know that this is my favorite but it's pretty cool!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
1. What are you wearing?
White tank with really pretty crochet in the back, black yoga pants with gold filigree painted at the bottom of the left leg and the ever present compression sock
2. Ever been in love?
Yes. With my husband. My horse Needles, my poodle, my kitty Tiki!
3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
Oh yes. The break-up with the cab driver from Kentucky - long story short he left me for his step sister (truth)
4. How tall are you?
5. How much do you weigh?
6. Any tattoos?
Yup, I've got my momma's wings on the back if my neck and plans for 2 more once I'm a little more mobile
7. Any piercings?
8. Favorite song?
Currently? All of me
9. Quality you’d look for in a partner?
Friendship - my husband is my best friend and without that I think we'd have nothing
10. Favorite quote?
"The only way around is through"
11. Favorite actor?
I don't have one
12. Loud music or soft?
Soft everything UNLESS I'm in a class at the gym then it's all loud!!!
13. Where do you go when you’re sad?
If I'm mobile? For a run or a good heavy bag class or spin! Now? I just watch another tv show
14. How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning?
Depending on if I'm giving myself a facial or not (today I am) anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour)
15. Every been in a physical fight?
Nope but I wouldn't hesitate if someone I love needed me
16. Turn on?
17. Turn off?
19. Last thing that made you cry?
20. Last time you said you loved someone?
About 3 minutes ago to the poodle and about 500 times already today to him
21. Meaning behind your YouTube name?
It's alwaysjoy - a reminder that my name is my name and not a command
22. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
It was Laura - she's one of my dearest friends and the person I am most honest to.
23. Favorite food?
24. Place you want to visit?
Disney - I need some lighthearted child like happiness
25. Do you have a crush?
I have love
26. Last time you kissed someone?
Last night when J got home
27. Last time you were insulted?
I think my insults come from my own insecurities so who knows when one was actually real
28. Favorite piece of jewelry?
The diamond that was my moms and before that in my fathers family I treasure it!
29. Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone who wants