Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I think of my mama every day of my life and I miss her so much it still makes me cry. I think of her when I'm sad and I think of her when I'm happy. I dream of her a lot and know that she is still with me since her death 15 years ago. She watches over me to keep me safe. If only . . .

If only she could have known my children and how they have made their way in this life. If only she could have known my grandchildren and seen how beautiful they are. If only she could have seen how my husband and I have stayed together these past 40 years. If only . . .

I think of my husband's mama and how he and his sister have never known her all their lives. I think of my aunts and how I miss them. I think of my grandmother and how special she was. If only . . .

I think of how special all the women in my life are and have been. I wish them all well and hope they feel the love of family and friends as I do. For those who will be alone tomorrow, I wish them peace in their lives. I wish I could envelope them in a giant hug. If only . . .

I think of what we women have experienced in our lifetimes and it amazes me how strong we are. Historically, we have a woman who is running for president of our country. There is a woman aged 41 who is expecting her 18th baby (I hope she has a discount card someplace for all the diapers she needs and her husband has good health insurance.). I think of all the mothers in Myanmar who are suffering right this moment and all the children who have lost their mothers in the recent cyclone.

I wish all the children in the world could know and love their mothers but there are so many who will not.

Let us think of all the mothers around the world as we celebrate Mother's Day and know we have a common bond. Mothers make this world a more beautiful place. Mothers make such wonderful memories for us. Mothers teach us and mothers love us. Mothers labor to bring us into this world and mothers feel our pain when we hurt. A mother's touch is more precious than diamonds and rubies, and a mother's kiss can heal wounds better than modern medicine.

I have a wound in my heart and I would give all that I have for my mother to come and kiss all that hurt away. Mother, I hope you know that you are loved and you are missed.

Happy Mother's Day to you, mama, and to all the women I know, especially my lovely sister and daughter. I am lucky that I am able to speak to both of them every day. They make my life so special.

If only I could hug all my female bloggedy friends. Since that's impossible, I will send you all a virtual hug and hope your Mother's Day is a very happy one.


Friday, May 09, 2008

From Tom

Motherkitty is spending the day baking and frosting cakes for Relay for Life. The girls at Walmart asked her to volunteer and she accepted.
I am spending the day working out some kinks in one of our printers. I am sure I'll have things thoroughly screwed up by late this afternoon. The last time I work on Motherkitty's computer I erased her drive.
5:30 pm -
Motherkitty just got home and she said she baked 45 cakes today for Relay for Life. She gets a round of applause from all of us.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Dirty-minded individuals

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Some people just have dirty minds -- dirty in the sense that they w.a.n.t to look at racy pictures. And, my sitemeter will prove this point.

A while back I posted a Maxine cartoon that featured some hunky-looking studs with no shirts on. I receive the majority of hits on my blog for this image. From people all over the world. I guess that when people Google nekkid men, my blog pops up as numero uno. So much for having a clean blog (rated G) with no cuss words.

So, what do you think of this?

I am using this image (of a plain, old hot dog) to prove my point. I will probably start getting a massive amount of hits by any number of perverts just to see this image. (Whoever photoshopped this did a great job.) What do you see when you look at this? I don't think I will ever be able to eat another hot dog in this lifetime without seeing this image in my mind's eye.

I have to admit that I have not posted very much this year. I'm sorry for that. I'm now working almost full-time and most days I don't even have time to read blogs let alone post anything. Most days I'm so tired when I get home that all I want to do is get some sleep.

Here's a big "hello" shoutout to all my bloggedy friends. I hope you have a wonderful Friday. We are going to see the daughter and grandkids on my only day off this week. Oh happy day.

I promise that I won't be such a stranger. I also promise that I won't post any more "dirty" pictures that titillate and cause the scumbags from all over the world to crawl out from under their rocks.