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who knows what will come out… we are in redneckville

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life, life's lesson's, Lisa Stone, parenting, teen love, teenagers, virtual farm games with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by suzisays09

It’s been a few months since I published hmmmm….  written plenty I hate to admit but, still the three-year old hiding never mind that…  Anyway, life has done a 180 and then another change and now here we all are here.  Jumping off into new horizons, all of us doing what must be done.  That old song radioactive keeps running through my head.  My grandson will be here soon, I await his arrival, funny he is due the same time that his dad was supposed to make his appearance.  Another circle, another time, we are blessed.  Our home now has four doggies.  There is a part of me that is afraid of ending up on animal hoarding, I remember to well my first foray into way too many animals at the house and there is a dang good reason they build stables, but, I digress.  It certainly did take on the atmosphere of a lunatic asylum more often than not,  Aw, to be young and well young!  After all that is the only time you can have such a variety of animals or should I say livestock , and think it actually makes sense.  Nothing like real live Farmville, actually use those eggs to bake a cake.  what an idea!

Be very afraid or at least maybe I should be I am going to try my hand at web site building maybe make something work  It will certainly be a challenge, take a hold of future prospects and see what will be.  This old dog needs to learn some new  tricks, but, luckily I have had good role models who I have seen pick up their most important skills later in life so that they may flourish,  and keep up with the age that was upon them.    After all the freedom of having years upon you, you get to the might as well phase of life.  It always bothers me that I cannot get my mother who was a career teacher to use a computer or even email, and forget a debit card.  We could talk everyday, she would get pictures constantly (something she kvetches about)  it is maddening for sure.  In her circle of friends though there are some very computer savvy souls, but, don’t  talk to her about all that stuff and nonsense.  She does not want to hear it, I keep expecting her to stick her fingers in her ears and go nah nah nah nah nah……..  Now to get her to pose for that pic….  uh huh sure like that will happen!  I wouldn’t do that to her she is a pretty great human being after all, and deserves better than me, but, don’t tell her I said so!

And then the other Mother the one I rarely speak of , though not a day goes by without her presence in my mind, and her influence upon my actions.   It started when I was three and somethings never change.  She’s gone now for good, she can keep an eye on us all from the other side.  I was one of the lucky people in this world who lost their siblings and parents due to adoption, and regained them later in life.  Everyone deserves to know their roots.  Having them back, and I can’t even describe the joy of the relationships with the family that I had lost and the relationships with the following generations.  It’s been always interesting to explain how everybody is related with everyone’s differing last names.  Like all families we have gone on with life in the 2 decades we have been back in contact, the cycle of life continues births deaths, tragedy and triumph and just regular old everyday life

And of course we are coming up on a year since anybody has  heard from  Lisa Lynn Stone, on the 30th of this month, her story will be aired on 48 hours. Without Tina Wiley leading the charge, it is for sure that this case would have been a long forgotten cold case.  It is an example of friendship that is exceptional. We should all be so lucky, to have such a friend.One of these days the truth will come out, we all have our suspicions, whether it will be in time for the guilty to pay or not remains to be seen.    Though it has always been my experience that karma isn’t just a joke.  What goes around certainly does come around.

Our house is on puppie alert as we are expecting new pups any time now, then right after that the other one is getting ready to drop a few more pups our way.  I imagine we will be visiting the spay and neuter clinic very soon.  lol.  will post pic when they arrive, after we get them presentable…

It was so good to see my nieces the other day they drove up from south texas to have lunch with me.   One of those famous road trips to check on all the old folks so to speak, and of course meet their newest cousin in law to be.  hey I’ll admit I live here in Redneckville, and to be quite blunt about it perfectly comfortable with the address,  The timing was odd as like a lot of far-flung families we see each other at funerals, and we had just received word of my biological mothers passing, the girls grandmother.    So not much else to say this evening, hope all is well with you all. 

America’s Most Wanted, answers might finally be found!!!

Posted in America's Most Wanted, facebook, family life, family and friends, home life, the universes bounty, life, life's lesson's, Lisa Stone, missing person with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by suzisays09

  It was with utter joy that I read the post on fb that AMW had joined the cause of finding Lisa Stone.  It is with unending  determination that Lisa’s friends have pursued this case.  Her partner had no clue how dogged Lisa’s friends would be in their determination to find answers, and the quest continues.  It amuses me that her partner thinks by blocking those of us who continue to contact her and ask questions, that this will go away!  Now that John Walsh is involved, hahahaha,  she thought we were a pain in the arse, the games are just about to begin.  And , I got news for you “partner” until the truth comes out you will have me and the rest of the group to deal with.  I can see from the website and your tweets that you think this is all behind you.  There is no statute of limitations on the crime you are suspected of.  I barely knew Lisa but, I do know my friend that you stole from and that alone was enough to get you on my radar.  You have no idea how many people look forward to the time that we can sit in a courtroom and watch the person or persons involved in whatever happened to Lisa be brought to justice.  It is going to happen, we just don’t know when!  So enjoy while you can…

Doing the most good for who?????? Not Lisa Stone for sure!!!

Posted in family and friends, life, life's lesson's, Lisa Stone, lost evidence, missing person, neighborhood life with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by suzisays09

  It was with utter amazement but also no disbelief that I listened to my friend tell of the day, that the Salvation Army came to Lisa Stone’s house and started carting away her belongings.  Her partner engineering this whole “act of charity”  Now you ask what is so weird about a charity truck coming and loading up?   Well Lisa was already missing, for two weeks and in spite of neighbors objections the workers continued to cart away belongings.  Very possibly key evidence in what happened,was taken away and forever lost to the justice system because of chain of custody issues.   The workers and their boss   had been informed that the lady that owned the stuff was not there and the person giving them the stuff was not authorized to do so.  They were informed that they could be taking evidence of a crime   The supervisor for the collections was contacted and informed that the property was not the property of the person “donating” it.  Yet, they went ahead and took the belongings.  I am encouraging everyone to NOT PUT A DIME  in those buckets for those bell ringers.  What they did was reprehensible and downright criminal, and because of their actions evidence that could help us find our Lisa or at least convict whomever did what they did….  Is now FOREVER out of our reach.  So Please think twice before you give a dime to these folks. THEY WERE MADE AWARE THAT THE ITEMS THAT WERE BEING DONATED DID NOT BELONG TO THE PERSON DONATING IT AND THEY WERE ALSO MADE AWARE THAT THESE ITEMS WERE POSSIBLE EVIDENCE IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE OWNER OF THESE ITEMS.  YET THEY TOOK THEM ANYWAY!!!!!!    These are not the actions of a charitable organization that I am willing to ever give another penny to.                               

  I have heard other stories in the past of the graft and corruption that goes on in this organization, and have experienced first hand their lack of charity to my own when we were deeply in need.  But to me this just tops it off!  You realize that this means that they can pull up to your house and if someone is willing to let them, they will take your belongings without your authorization.  Even if your neighbors tell them that the person giving them authority has no authority.  They will go ahead and load up their truck anyway…. Doing the most good for who, I sure would like an answer on that one!

Happy 79th Mama!

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, neighborhood life, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by suzisays09

  doing your best to make me think I’m old are you?

   And you and your grandson survived the visit, in fact seems to have come through with flying colors.  Well done , Son!  Everyone was still in a great mood at the end of the visit!  He was ready to come home though.  It’s not us, he is 16, his gf lives in this town, after all.  We are just the parents.   Anyway,  his  visit went without incident so I can now breathe a little easier.     Why I worry I don’t know, it’s just habitual and at times unnecessary.   And oh yeah, I’m his Mother… 

  But, it is good to have everyone back underneath the same roof again. We can get back to our routine around here, petting dogs, letting dogs out, letting dogs in , petting and feeding dogs and watching the dachshund try to climb the trees in the back yard.   She has made it up a few feet.  but, gravity always wins!   Whinnie showed up at our door several months ago, held in the arms of our neighbors.  They were hoping we would take her in.  The Mister told them we would keep it conditionally,  until I got home from work and he would ask me.  As if I wasn’t going to fall head over heals in love with  that sweet mug!  

  Now there is another personality in the house and that would be the Pomeranian.  She has always been very particular, of  whom she will tolerate of the four-legged kind.  So a NEWCOMER WAS NOT OKAY!!!!!   That tail tucked and that nose held high, she wasn’t having this ! Not in her Queendom!

  It sounds diametrically opposed but, the new dog was the most laid back dog, who still has a streak of lightning in her.  Now we all know that those two figured out a way to co-exist pretty quick,( if only people could figure things out that away, sigh…)   Over the last several months we have watched the newcomer fill out and our old girl, up and running, and playing in the yard.  Her personality just a little less needy, they are both rotten to the core.  ( its my husbands fault , lol )   And of course our Whinnie and Dixie happy and content!

  It’s just nice for us all to be back together again!

10 years later, let’s try this again…

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , on August 3, 2010 by suzisays09

   Early tomorrow morning we will be dropping off our 16-year-old at the airport, to go see his grandmother in El Paso, it has been a decade since his last solo visit there.    The changes that time has wrought.    The last time, he flew with his great-aunt Betty, who had been in our town visiting.   That trip  was the last time I was going to look into those loving eyes and see her wonderful smile.   I’ll miss you forever, lady!

  She was definitely one of the people who is responsible for me turning out sane, so to speak.  She was the step sister of my adopted dad,  and somehow always seemed to live in reasonable proximity when I was growing up.  Or maybe we always moved close to her???  idk!  I could certainly get to her house on foot, and I ended up there often.  So I knew,  that my young son was safe in the company of my favorite aunt.  I remember that major issue of that trip was if the cat (my aunt’s) would get sick on the plane, nah, it was my boy instead….

  So, this time he is getting on the plane by himself, this isn’t  like a huge thing he goes into and out of places and things all the time heck he is a teenager for gosh sakes Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

   The gf is of course here, which is okay with me she is a nice young lady, flashbacks of me at an earlier age hanging out at certain people’s houses….   ah memories…   I’m wondering how much angst will go with this separation, maybe with modern communication and ability to be linked 24/7  it will  all go smoothly…  Maybe, tune in for more…

  He has done his laundry, put clothes in the suitcase, and shopped for small necessities, thank the TA ….     anyway!  the time draws closer, I wonder if my Mother has gone to the Costco or Sam’s to prepare for having a teenager in-house and hungry for a whole week.  And the other thing that perhaps might be a bit challenging, besides that teenage hunger, this Mama didn’t raise a rabbit, things might get real interesting!!!                      

 Oh well GOOD LUCK MOM!!!!