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Below are 20 journal entries, after skipping by the 20 most recent ones recorded in Marlene's LiveJournal:

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Friday, March 31st, 2006
1:33 pm
Your Eyes Should Be Brown

Your eyes reflect: Depth and wisdom

What's hidden behind your eyes: A tender heart


Current Mood: thoughtful
12:44 pm
In a Past Life...

You Were: A Kind Despot.

Where You Lived: Germany.

How You Died: Hung for treason.


Current Mood: distressed
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
10:03 pm
Close to the finish....
I got a quick look around on the way to the rooms and feasted my eyes on the Motel as the sun was going down. I couldn't believe what I was seeing! We got into our rooms, dumped off our stuff and headed out to a nearby Restaurant to eat quickly and return to a good night's sleep.
JB was very tired and hadn't let me help with the driving at any time. I was also ready to rest for the night. It was dark by the time we returned so I couldn't see much and I just went to my room and straight to bed.
I was up early the next morning as there was a free breakfast served for all registered guests at the motel when you showed your room key. As I waited for JB to go to eat I was able to look around the room I was staying in.
It was not a room but a small suite of rooms which consisted of a bedroom, with a big comfortable bed, a dresser, a wardrobe, a TV center, a safe for valuables, some chairs, and a sliding door behind a floor length curtain which opened on a small balcony above the parking lot below. I had not noticed the night before but the Motel had three levels with walkways connecting them and elevators! Our rooms were on the second level.
Then there was a large Bathroom, and a sitting room with a fold down couch, another TV, hook-ups for the Internet, a table with chairs, and a Kitchen alcove which contained a bar and sink, cupboards and drawers with dishes, a small refrigerator, and a microwave! I said to myself, wow! a person could live here! There were double French doors leading into the room with adjustable wood shutters on them that you could adjust anyway you wanted to allow as much light in the room as you wanted, and you could even swing the shutters out away from the door and let the whole outside in if you wanted!!! On the table was a menu so you could order room service if you wanted. I was in total shock! All of the rooms faced inward to a large central courtyard.
JB knocked on the door then so we left to find the building that the breakfast was in as JB had to hurry and eat and go register for the classes. (It's gotten late so I will post more on this tomorrow.)

Current Mood: ecstatic
4:40 pm
Continuing The Adventure.......
I want to back up just a bit on the telling about my trip to Arizona. JB and I left early Friday morning about 8 a.m. so we could get the miles behind us, not waiting to eat breakfast but snacking on food in the car as we traveled.
It was a good day to travel and was refreshing to be out on the road. I had been feeling a bit of 'cabin fever' and wanting to go somewhere; you know.... itchy feet, walls starting to cave in and such.
The ride thru Las Vegas was uneventful except for the Semi-trucks on the road, there seems to be more and more of them all the time. We stopped at a casino on a hilltop just past Henderson and Boulder City Nevada. It was called the Hacienda, a small but rather cozy place with rooms. There we ate a late breakfast and played the Slots for an hour but didn't win anything. The next interesting place was Lake Mead and Hoover Dam which we had to drive across and although it was early in the year the tourist trade was already booming with people everywhere! They have been building a new superhighway around the Dam so people won't have to cross there anymore as the highway is only two lanes and very narrow. In the summer the traffic is so terrific and is slowed down for miles so it takes forever just to get across the Dam. You can look out and see the moorings being put in place for a huge cable suspension bridge that will take the traffic across the canyon(like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco). When it is completed it will be awesome, and breath taking to see!
There had been no rain in the area for 142 days and the desert was barren and dry. In the Spring it is usually covered as far a you can see with many varieties and colors of Wildflowers between the Manzanita, Sagebrush and Cactus to the faraway buttes and canyons.
That part was very disappointing as I had hoped That I would get to see it that way again. Thru Kingman and Wickenburg it was still much the same way except you could see the evidence of the growth of new suburbs and houses and businesses everywhere you looked. At last we came to the forests of Joshua Trees and Saguaro Cactus I remembered from before but you could see how dry they were. At last we reached our destination of Scottsdale as evening was coming on and it was time to check into the Motel and look for a place to have dinner. (This is taking more time than I thought!) Contd.

Current Mood: refreshed
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
10:42 pm
Here's the continuation.
The agenda for the trip to Arizona was to leave early Friday morning the 3rd of March so JB would be there to register for the available classes for the Seminar early early Saturday morning. Reservations had already been taken care of for the Motel when the Registration for the Seminar was sent in advance.( I was to take the room meant for the person that didn't go.) I was to ride down and enjoy the trip for the week-end and a bus ticket was purchased by JB on Greyhound so I could return on Monday afternoon to St. George. I had to be back then, unfortunately.
JB would leave after the Seminar on Tuesday to go to Phoenix where Spring Baseball was being held for the Major League teams that go there to practice every year before the official Baseball season opens, where JB would stay with family. JB always goes to Arizona for 2 weeks in March for this event. It was just handy to have the Seminar at the same time this year.
When we arrived at the Motel in Scottsdale and were registered for the rooms, my eye's popped out of my head! I have stayed in some nice Motels over the years but this was the cream of the crop!!! (to be continued)

Current Mood: enthralled
9:00 pm
I'm ashamed of myself!
It's been awhile since I posted, so I am attempting to rectify that!
I was very busy before the 1st of March and didn't have the time to post then. I was helping a friend get ready for a trip to Arizona and intended to post while they were gone but lo-and-behold there was a sudden change in plans!
My friend JB is a licensed Hearing Aid Specialist, in fact I used to be one too and worked running an Office for them where I used to live. I ran that Office for 5 years and then had my own Business out of my home for a year. I am still very good friends with them and their family. But I am not a Specialist any more by my choice.
Anyway, they now have a part time business here in St, George and I still help them out from time to time.
Every two years you must re-certify to keep your License to be a Specialist and that was what my friend was doing. They were scheduled to attend a Seminar in Arizona to receive so many hours of credit to re-certify on their licence. I have attended these Seminars with them in the past.
At the last minute the person that was supposed to go with my friend changed their mind and didn't want to go. Being up ther in years my friend didn't want to make the trip alone as it's 450 miles to Scotsdale where they were going. So I was asked if I would go along if they paid for my meals and lodging. I hadn't been to Arizona for a few years and thought it would be great to get out of St. George for a few days so I said I would go. I am going to post this now so I don't lose it like I did yesterday and will continue this story in my next post. (To be cont'd.)

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
6:28 pm
Frustrated!!!
HI. I have tried to up-date this page at least 4 frigin times today and I get it goin real good then it changes the page, then comes up blank!! My work gone!!! It just did it a 5th time now!!!!!!! I'm too upset to try a 6th time today, so you'll just have to wait! I'm going to try again, maybe tomorrow!!! If the new bug that's running around on the internet that gets into the Microsoft programs don't get me first!!! Watch out! Microsoft has broadcast over TV that it has no patch available so protect yourself if you can! If I think it's safe I'll try again, but I'm not gonna take any chances...... *Hugs* Mom

Current Mood: frustrated
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
9:22 pm
You Are a Freedom Rocker!

You're stuck in the 70s - for better or worse
Crazy hair, pot soaked clothes, and tons of groupies
Your kind showed the world how to rock
Is that freedom rock?... Well turn it up man!


Current Mood: high
9:15 pm
The Movie Of Your Life Is An Indie Flick

You do things your own way - and it's made for colorful times.
Your life hasn't turned out how anyone expected, thank goodness!

Your best movie matches: Clerks, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite


Current Mood: amused
Thursday, March 9th, 2006
8:02 pm
You Are 60% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.


Current Mood: cranky
6:54 pm
Who Should Paint You: Alfred Gockel

All American yet funky, you inspire an artist's imagination
And while not everyone will understand your portrait, you will!


Current Mood: ditzy
6:31 pm
Your Hair Should Be White

Classy, stylish, and eloquent.
You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet.


Current Mood: ecstatic
2:47 pm
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
9:05 pm
Hi, Bye
I haven't posted much lately as I've been going here and going there, and I'm on the go again.... I will post again when I return next week. Take care. Luv Granny

Current Mood: hyper
Monday, February 27th, 2006
10:23 am
You scored as Voyager. Star Trek: Voyager would be best for you

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Voyager

90%

Original

85%

Enterprise

80%

The Next Generation

80%

Movies

70%

Deep Space Nine

50%

Which Star Trek Series is best for you?
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Current Mood: enthralled
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
10:40 pm
You scored as Movies. You might pefer the Star Trek movies

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Movies

75%

Enterprise

70%

The Next Generation

70%

Original

60%

Voyager

60%

Deep Space Nine

55%

Which Star Trek Series is best for you?
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Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
5:23 pm

LJ Interests meme results



  1. book of mormon:
    I know lots of people think this book is one man's imagination, but if they would just take the time to read it I'm sure they would fine it very hard to continue to think that. Also I think they would find it hard to not find it interesting reading.
  2. cats:
    People who own Cats can tell you they are quite fascinating and they have their own ways of communicating.....
  3. daughters:
    Blessed are people who have children, but those who have daughters are blessed even more.
  4. fishing:
    I have never felt a better way to push your worldly care away than to spend an afternoon laying on the banks of a lake or stream fishing.
  5. history:
    Life is so fascinating! It is really interesting studying how we have lived, and how things happened all along the way that we have existed.
  6. mil-bashing(daughters):
    I try so hard to be a good Mother-in-law. I raised my daughters to be good people, and can't stand people who pick them apart! You should treat all people as you would have them treat you, with kindness, acceptance, understanding, and most of all, LOVE.
  7. oldies music:
    I guess I'm old fashioned, but yesterdays music was 'real music'!
  8. recipes:
    A good cook needs a plan to be a good cook, and only those who know how to follow a recipe are good cooks!!!!!
  9. sewing:
    Sewing is fun, useful, necessary, and very fulfilling. It is also a good confidence builder.
  10. trains:
    Anyone who loves history and travel will find trains interesting and will marvel at what has been accomplished with this wonderful invention. They are so fun to ride when you are going somewhere on one!


Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.





Current Mood: indescribable
2:30 pm
I'm Back!
Hello Everyone. I'm back from visiting with my daughter Jesser and her cute family where I went for a few days. It was a welcome break. I haven't spent time with them for awhile.
It's such a shock how fast grand-kids can grow! Tatiana is getting to be quite a pretty young lady at 9 years of age, and Freeman is growing into quite a young man at 8 years. They had to show me Ona's kitty that they have taken in 'til she finds a place to live and also the new pet baby rats. They are so loving and cute, they also tickle when they are being held!
I got to see my oldest daughter Cheryl and her husband Jim, and their son John. He is soooo tall and 19! Where does the time go. Cheryl looks good after her surgery and loosing over 100 lbs., but she is still oh so tired all the time.
I'm still agonizing over Ona's troubles and felt bad that I didn't get to see her, but it just wasn't possible. I will still continue to pray for her and ask the Lord to help her through all of this as much as He can......
Well, here's hoping for the best in all things. As news becomes available, I will post it, good or bad.... I can't help but hope that it is only good! May the God of All be with us in these trying times. Love to All. Granny

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, February 16th, 2006
1:33 pm
I've Gone
Hi! I'm not here right now, I've gone on a little trip for a few days. I will be posting again when I return. So love to all and I'm looking forward to the posts that will be here when I return.
Dear "Legacy", Thank You for letting me use the Icon. Granny

Current Mood: melancholy
Monday, February 13th, 2006
6:36 pm
Emotional Wringer
Hi everybody. I haven't posted in a few days so I thought I had better do something. I'm always on my girls for an update on their LJ's, so if I don't do something today, then I'd better quit bugging them...
Haven't felt very good today. I have a tooth that's trying to get infected, and my tummy has been churnin' around. Too much worry I guess.
Lyda(Ona) is a good girl, and has been going through real havoc in her life right now. She has a sweet little 3 year old girl named Kensie who is caught right in the middle of it all, and I've hardly got to see her in her brief little life. I so worry that I never will either.
Her Mom almost died, bringing her into this world, and this is the only child she will ever be able to have. I really don't want to see this family break up, but I and my other daughters Sena(Jesser) and Cheryl, can only sit by and watch this whole thing play out. It's very hard to do as we all want to help but our means are limited. All we can really do is give Lyda our love and support and offer our prayers in her behalf to the Lord of all creation. The decisions will all have to come from her.... If anyone reads this we will ask those who believe to do the same. She needs all the help she can get.
I don't want Sena to think I don't care just as much about her because I do. It's just that all the talk and attention has been placed on her sisters for a while, what with Lyda's present crisis and being tossed out on the street by her husband with no money and no place to live. Thank heavens her Aunt and Uncle are letting her stay with tham for a while.
Then with Cheryl being so sick with Cancer and needing to have an operation, Sena's kind of fallen by the wayside for a while. We still don't know for sure if Cheryl will be alright but the operation went really well and we are still praying for her as well......
There was a three year period where Sena and I didn't even talk to each other because of some very serious family problems, and she felt that I was taking everybody else's side against her. Eventually she was able to realize that it was all a big misunderstanding on both sides.
I was so thrilled when she started talking to me again and I think the problem just brought us closer together. It seems like if I don't talk to her at least once a day or I don't hear from her, we both go into a tailspin! She doesn't know how much she has been helping me through these hard times the last while. Somedays we really get started on something silly and we get laughing so hard we almost croak! If you have been reading the journal entries and accompanying comments then you can see why, but it's these things that we can have a good laugh about that relieves the tension, even Lyda tunes in on them and starts laughing too.
I guess it's a good thing we've turned this into a "Family Affair" on our journals. This is helping to bring us all closer together. Girl's you just can't imagine in your wildest dreams how much I love you, and how glad I am that I have you! So if this sounds Sappy, then I guess you have a very Sappy Mom.....

*Huggles*

Mom

Current Mood: lethargic
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