Tuesday, July 11, 2006













Finally – My check came in from W/C. PRAISE GOD!!! I called my lawyer on Friday and left him a message that my check has disappeared and Allen just happen to go out to check the mail around 3:15 Monday and walked into the puter room and the phone rang. It was my lawyer asking if the status was still the same. I told him his call brought me luck because the check has arrived. He was happy and he also told me that he had already filled out the official complaint to the court about W/C being late with checks.

Also on Friday I received a copy of the paperwork that my lawyer sent W/C about changing psych doctors andSaturday I receivedthe official letter from W/C naming the doctor I wanted. My lawyer says that with W/C the paper trail speaks volumes. He is not kidding. Every time my lawyer has to deal with W/C, they have to pay his extremely high fees. They do notlike that and the judge does not like them screwing up against his orders…so I am a HAPPY CAMPER today

We went out and did some desperate shopping for food and such that we needed. YES I SAID WE!!! I actually went out and this time NO ANXIETY at all. About halfway through shopping I was feeling a bit overwhelmed but I did it and I am very proud of myself. I feel so much better because we were down to no food and the phone being shut off. Also we had to pay on our cell phones. So we got A LOT done and I am extremely relieved. I truly DISLIKE having bills hanging over my head. As long as the regular monthly bills are paid and we have food – I am able to relax about household things.

BTW—just as a side note from my previous entry. We stopped at our local Circle K (a convience store), it was packed, which is very unusual for late night on a Monday. But everyone inside was talking about the CRAZY female deputy that had given Allen the ticket. They were not talking about Allen, they were talking about how she harassed A LOT of people that day. Anyone who stopped at that store she had a problem with. We live in a TINY sort of village on the outskirts of Orlando…more on the border of Christmas Florida. We are so small that only One officer is assigned to our area. They are kept busy but it really is a small community and people here are just surviving from pay check to pay check. Very down to earth kind of people who just want to live their lives and are not into the big city type of stuff. HOWEVER this officer has made many enemies. Here you want people to talk to you if you are in law enforcement because it makes your job easier and people here are not into tangling with the police. This deputy has alienated everyone and she is going to find out it will only make her job more difficult. I think she is only on a temporary assignment here, because we have regular deputies in this area, they live in this area. She does not. Allen said that when she drew on him about if he was carrying a weapon he started laughing…which is probably what just burned her even more. He said, “PLEASE-I work with CONVICTS all night long, without a weapon, give it a try, because you don’t scare me.” Here in Florida, WEAPONS are NOT ALLOWED AT ALL on a prison compound. So deputies DO NOT like to enter prisons because they have to face Inmates unarmed. On the compound you have to use your mind to get Inmates to do what you want and to diffuse situations.  Also Deputies are always asking to be escorted by Correctional officers inside the prison because that way they are not alone. There is a T-shirt that Correctional Officers wear that says, “keys and handcuffs are my weapons.” Keys to unlock and lock cells and handcuffs to try and restrain Inmates. That is it! Allen has been in law enforcement for 21 years and has only been in one riot where he was severely hurt. But the next day he went back to show the inmates that he can take it and they do not phase him. He has never had another problem. I think it is all in the attitude and how you carry yourself and how you say things. Allen knows the rules and regulations like the back of his hand so Inmates know he does not play.

Okay…I think I have filled you all in. At least for now. LOL.

Take Care One and All, enjoy your peaceful moments.


Friday, July 7, 2006







Believe it or not-nothing new has happened since the 4th of July. Yes I lead a very boring life. I do not even do crafts anymore because there is no room in our lil puter room..it is just chock full of junk. So I have truly nothing new to say.

Just in case anyone wanted to know—my lawyer did send a formal complaint to W/C about the psychiatrist and has listed another one for me to see. He told me that several of his other clients really like this guy and he does not make them feel like a number. So I am glad. W/C has no choice but to approve it. It is all a matter of time. STILL NO CHECK. I have a call into the lawyer for that too right now. I guess he will get back to me on Monday. This is not a good thing that the check did not come…I will probably have no phone by Monday but there is nothing I can do about that. Beside the obvious reasons behind not having money..first W/C will have to put a trace on the check and a stop payment and then paperwork will have to go in to reissue another check. Of course this means a couple of more weeks..I guess they feel I can live off the land and pay bills with the money tree that is in my backyard. GEEZ!!! I love red tape. NOT!!!

OK…here is a bit of a rant I have—I love the peeps that come by and leave comments in my journal and/or send me emails and such…I love hearing from peeps—but I am finding that this wonderful lil community of J-land has some fake people in it. They claim they are friends yet they could careless. I am just tired of people like that. That is probably one of the main reasons I just keep to myself and only leave comments in a very select few journals—for fear that people are not real-genuine, you know what I mean.

Enough of that—have I mentioned that just to top off my stress and anxiety at the loss of my check, Allen got a nice ticket. For a suspended license. BUT his license is not suspended. When we switched insurances the companies are suppose to relay info with the DMV, well someone dropped the ball and his license was suspended without any notification to us. So when he got stopped by a deputy that just wanted to raz someone in uniform..(BELIEVE ME, SHE WAS ON THE WAR PATH) even her partner had to tell her to back off, she informed Allen that he was driving with a suspended license. She gave him a $115.50 ticket and took his license. Allen was HOT by the time he got home. The reason we know that she wanted to go off on Allen is because on the speaker of her car she called out for him to step out of his vehicle. Usually here they do not do that unless you are wanted or something. Just because the highway is so busy with traffic. Then when he did she was drawing her gun… screaming at him, asking if he had any weapons. Sorry but the _itch is crazy. Her partner in another vehicle came racing down the highway and had to pull her aside, after speaking with her—she toned down a bit. So to make a long story short—I went to the DMV website and entered our insurance info and then looked up his license status and it is not suspended. So all he has to do is go to the courthouse and provide proof that his license accordingto the DMV is not suspended and we have insurance. Allen tried to show her his insurance card but she refused to look at it. Usually here fellow FDLE officers giveeach other a courtesy about tickets and such if it can be cleared up but apparently this deputy wanted blood. So it took Allen quite a while to settle down about it all and relax. Needless to say this set off his headaches for two days. GEEZ—I do feel for him. BTW- A friend of his took him to DMV and he got his license back. He is now a happy camper and all is well on the home front.

Heard from my son AJ (army kid) last night. He only has two more weeks left to his MOS training and then he gets to go home. So I am very happy for him. He also decided to tell me that he got a tattoo. LORD- Both boys (twins) got tribal tattoos on their upper arms. Allen is not happy about it, I think some tattoos are very cool. AJ loves it so that is all that matters.

That is it folks-all the news that is fit to print…LOL.

Enjoy your weekend and take time to relax and enjoy your loved ones.


Tuesday, July 4, 2006









First I want to wish you all a VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! Also be careful on those roads..and don't drink and drive!!! I have posted some inspirational flag pieces I thought everyone might enjoy...

I Am the Flag of the
United States Of America
I am the flag of the United States of America.
 My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and  justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am  proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little  higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of  Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I'm presently in the mountains of Afghanistan and
the hot and dusty deserts of Iraq, and wherever freedom is needed.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn and tired.
But, my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
I have helped set free.
It does not hurt for I am  invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled
in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those Whom I've served in battle - it  hurts.
But, I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But, my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter ...
I am proud.

Did you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum
of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly
folding the American flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize
the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold
is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.

The 6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nations motto, "In God We Trust."

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have important deep meanings. In the future, when you see flags folded, now you will know why.

Saturday, July 1, 2006








I know that no one wants to read about bad news…I am sorry about this but I had to talk about it all because that way it is said and done and then I feel better.

This first picture is of our dog YAPPER…cutie…

I had to manipulate the pic a bit because it came out too dark. However the news is that Yapper is no longer with us. A week or two ago we found Yapper dead in our backyard. Allen suspects strongly that a neighbor poisoned our dog. I think I mentioned before how I just do not do neighbors…well this only confirms my feelings. He was fine one minute and dead the next. Our neighbors have children that are constantly taunting our dogs. Obviously no one has told them that rotties will only take so much and then rip through anything to get to what is annoying them.

Okay…the next bad news is that we lost our lil Mini me…

the puppy that my dog Athena had. I knew Athena was too young to have puppies but I really thought this pup would survive because Athena was taking such good care of it. But I was wrong. Our other dog ZZ Top had pups a week before Athena so Athena has adopted them and cleans them and such in place of hers. Athena seems to be handling it ok. It just broke my heart to see that.

I was suppose to get my disability check in the mail today, but again I was disappointed. NO CHECK. I have no idea why the check is coming late, it kind of ruined our plans for today and we have to put off a few things because of it. I am a bit annoyed but there is nothing I can do about it. I really was in the mood to go run some errands which is somewhat rare for me- so this just screwed that up.

Good News—Allen got his battery charger for his digital camera in the mail yesterday, so he is a happy camper. His camera is REALLY nice. I am jealous. Allen is so pleased with himself and his new toy. Of course our daughter had to try it out and took dozens of pics outside to test it out. She is in love with the camera- Allen knows this means trouble. LOL.

Another neighbor behind us has started with the fireworks early. Of course he has the illegal ones. I could careless until he starts shooting them off in the wee hours…which will be on the 4th as he does every year. Of course my dogs are going nuts..so it hasmade life even more of a zoo here.

Not much else truly is going on..my life is boring.

Well—Have a GRAND weekend everyone and take some time for yourself to relax and enjoy the holiday.