Thursday, October 20, 2005

So this is a new day.............

I still have to get used to seeing this new format I chose. (Looks so much like Kathi's that I keep thinking for a second I'm on her All in all, yesterday was a very good day. (even at w**k) I get a phone call lastnight at about 10pm. It's my Mother...."It's Mom..sorry to bother you this late and at work, but my furnace pilot light blew out. Can you come over to relight it?" Well, that's never an issue and ofcourse I'm always telling her I'll be right there. My first thought was that it wouldn't be before midnight by the time we got the place closed and cleaned up and left the place. She has a neighbor guy that tells her and me all the time..."Maxine, anytime you need anything, you just give me a call". I'm thinking....hmmmm....have her do that. I tell her to call me back after she talks to him so I know she'll be all set. She calls me back alright. Says..."I talked to him...he doesn't want to come over and look at it. Says he doesn't know what style furnance I have and how old it is". WTF is that???!!!!!!!! How hard is it to take the cover off and READ the instructions!! No, lets let the 73 yr old neighbor lady sit in her cold house because I'm too lazy to walk across my back yard and help her out. I reassured MOm that I would be over promptly after leaving the restaurant. Sure enough, I pull in her driveway at midnight. I was happy to see that her house was still at 66ยบ. Chilly yeah, but she thought it was simply freezing. (it's hard seeing her get old...she used to be the last person to turn up the thermostat). It took me all of 5 minutes to relight her furnace. Told her goodnight and came straight home.

I wanted to thank you all for you continued support through my little personal Blogging crisis. It's seems all alittle silly to me now. I valued all the emails and replys. Thank you very much.

So I wake up at 7:30 this morning and chat with My Bob for a little bit before he heads off to work then go scan the web for some news. What's the first article I read? "Mother tosses 3 kids into SF Bay"
How?? Why?? Those poor inisent little babies. My heart sunk when I read that. Voices?? I just don't understand this and if this woman gets some light sentence on insanity, I for one will be very angry about that! I can't dwell on this today though.

I was actually in a great mood yesterday and I want to stay that way. I like how much better I feel when I'm in a good mood. It's too draining to be upset all the time.

So now it's time to go reading my favorite blogs and see what everyone else is up to. (reminds myself to be careful opening Brico''s HNT day after all)....LOL. Which reminds me...Brico, I did see your invite to start participating in HNT. I'm thinking about it. Maybe a candid foot or ankle shot once in a while....but you'll not see anything like the daring other's That's just not me. I'm still in the thinking about it stage right now. You just never know.


Blogger Nancy said...

How sweet of you to go to your mother's and light her pilot light at midnight!

I am happy to hear you are in a good mood. Being otherwiise is so draining, you're right. I am glad you moved your blog here and I love the lips and your name. I wondered who bbsgirl was when you commented.

That mother in SF, horrible. I read about it last night as well and it makes me sick! And she will get off on insanity, no doubt.

Keep up the good mood and have a great day!

9:42 AM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

Okay now, is you gonna stay HERE for awhile? :) I changed my link yesterday, and POOF you was gone again, LOL!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Kodijack said...

I am slowly freezing my family down to blocks of ice, they eat less that way.

You should leave some instructions for your mom in case her pilot light goes out when you can't be there. I would even take pictures and make diagrams.

10:47 AM  
Blogger bbsgirl said...

nancy...ty..I plan on staying in a good mood for a long time.

steelcowboy...I'm here to stay no matter what happens!!!

Dale....LMAO...she'd still need me to explain to her the diagram.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Earl said...


11:16 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What upsets me about the mother in SF is that "family" knew she had gone off her meds, "family" knew she was at a shelter ... the "Father" broke down when they told him. Where were all this "family" and "father" when the mother OBVIOUSLY needed them? Why wasn't someone helping her care for 3 kids? You can't tell me they thought it was ok for her to be off her meds. It's all just a horribly sad sad story.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

glad you were able to help your Mom out. what was the neighbor's problem anyways? sheesh, what a butthead !

I have been taking only small news updates in lately. it has all become so damn depressing and affects me too deeply. so much sadness and it has all become too overwhelming lately.

well I'm off to go buy spiderwebs at the party store and run errands.
I love Halloween :)
have a great day.

3:12 PM  

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