Blog Day 2005 !

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 9:25 pm

Yippee!! It is finally here! Blog Day! I get to post 5 of my favorite blogs…which is kinda difficult because I read so many….anyway, here are my five:

Beth from “Ramblings of an Undisturbed Mind
Sarah from “Princess Wild Cow
Momof2 from “Welfare Mum
Cheryl from “Positively Cheryl
Imbi from “Laane

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Have a happy Blog Day!!

Posted in General
by andrena

Gravesite Fiasco #2

Monday, August 29th, 2005 at 11:07 am

Almost forgot to post an update, about the gravesite fiasco! Well, that day was something else, lemme tell ya! As I raced back and forth trying to figure out exactly where the cemetary was, all I could think of was those chairs sitting there with people in them, looking and wondering where the hell the pastor was….Oh Lord! A dead body with no-one to say the proper words over it. Poor, poor Mildred!

Somewhere between those frantic thoughts, it dawned on me, that there was nothing I could do any faster than I was already doing it. I remembered that at least I didn’t have to worry about family, because she was the last, with no friends other than the executor. So I slowed my speed and my thoughts down, and just resigned myself to not making it and what to do to calm the waters. Okay…call the cemetary and find the plot, make a phone call to the “executor” and then to the funeral director.

I did go to the gravesite with Julie and found the plot, and we went through the committal service anyway. Just the two of us. That felt better. For me anyway, I am sure that ole Mildred was laying there beside her husband cracking up at the sight of folks losing their cool because she was dead. As Julie and I went to lunch (before tackling the funeral director-cause he was livid-from what I was told) cell phone rang, and it was the executor, offering her sympathies to me, for getting lost! I couldn’t believe it. I was so worried that she would be upset, and she wasn’t.

When we reached the funeral home, and I rang the bell, totally prepared for the worse tongue lashing ever, the man opened the door and looked sternly at me, and I said: “Do you have on your belt?” He said “yes” quizzically. And then I said “Which way do you want me to bend over?” And he almost laughed, but of course he couldn’t, wouldn’t look good because he was soo pissed. I explained to him that I spoke to the executor and she was okay, and he said that if she was okay, then so was he. We were able to shake hands and call it a day.

Now, I gotta tell you guys about the fight I had with the secretary a day later….

gotta go now, my supervisor is on his way in!

Posted in Internship
by andrena

Blog Day

Saturday, August 27th, 2005 at 8:21 pm

Blog Day is coming up soon….it is Aug 31, and bloggers all over the world will post 5 (five) blogs of interest. A nice way of getting acquainted with different blogs…Care to join us??

Posted in General
by andrena

Gravesite Fiasco

Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 10:55 pm

This past Tuesday was a day that will live in infamy. I was scheduled to perform a gravesite service, and got lost on the way to the cemetary. Yes, yes, I had the directions. I googled and mapquested the address, and STILL got lost.

My biggest mistake was trying to do it by myself. The girl pulling me in, was late getting to the church, and so I was afraid, I was going to be late to the funeral home (for the ride to the cemetary), and so, I took off on my own. Initially took the right turn, but the numbers just didn’t seem to be going down, and so I u-turned and went the other way. Needless to say, I got lost. And from then on, things went from bad to worse. Left my cell phone in my office, and couldn’t even call the funeral home. By time I pulled over to use the phone, the funeral director had already left for the cemetary, hoping that I was on my way there. Boy, was he in for a surprise. Because I didn’t even have the address to the cemetary! I had to go back to the church, and get the directions to the cemetary. By the time I got there, it was all over, everyone had gone, and I was messed up, trying to imagine what the relatives went through, waiting for the pastor to show up to bury their loved one.

Come back later and tell you what happened….tired right now. Had another funeral today.

Posted in Internship
by andrena

Dancing Diva!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 at 8:33 am

This is Bev! My daughter, the dancing diva! She arrived safely in Denmark early this morning, and will be there for about 2 weeks with her dance troupe performing

I am soooo proud of her!

Posted in Family
by andrena

Latoyia Figueroa

Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at 5:16 pm

Well, they found her body…
and the ex-boyfriend has been arrested…

What is wrong with people???

Latoyia Figueroa found

Posted in General
by andrena

Wild Animals..leave ‘em be!

Saturday, August 20th, 2005 at 3:16 pm

(python feeding on some large animal)

Watching a show about this guy that is on the search for this huge snake in Lake Tele, Africa.
The show has me cringing. I can’t understand why people are so determined to hunt and capture these animals. They are wild Ugh! Then you have people that want to have snakes for pets. When I was living in the Bronx, it was not unusual to see guys walking around with snakes around their necks. People get these huge boas, or whatever and think they are taming them, keeping them for pets. I have even read of folks that have been killed by their snakes. I was walking to the store one morning (in the Bronx), and saw an Animal Control Vehicle outside this building. Of course I was nosey, and asked what it was they were bringing out in this huge bucket. It was a snake, that had gotten loose. Snakes are excellent escape artists….you know why? Cause they are wild

I just don’t get it…why can’t we leave wild animals alone???

And then I read last week of a seventeen year old girl that was taking senior pictures at some wildlife refuge or someplace…taking pictures with a tiger The animal was being restrained, but somehow ended up killing the girl. Why??? What were they thinking??? And then, to top it off, they killed the tiger for killing the girl. Now, I am sorry that the girl died, sorry that she was attacked…but dang! It was a tiger TIGER I don’t know if they are man-eaters or what, but it is a wild animal. No matter how much you think you can tame or restrain it…it is a wild animal.

Posted in General
by andrena

Why The Jews All Burned…

Friday, August 19th, 2005 at 8:55 am

There is construction going on in the basement of this church. They are directly underneath me. I am the only one in the church, total silence. But I can hear the radio that they are playing and their conversation. Usually, I just zone all the noise out, but there was something just now that caught my ear.

...... “I know my wife ain’t gon have no baby of another race”
(laughter follows)

..... “how do you know? it may come out chinese”
(more laughter and inaudible comments)

..... “that’s why the jews all burned”...
(now they are cracking up)..


(and yes, when they pass by the office, I am going to say something to one of them that always smiles and speaks to me…)

Hopefully, I won’t get hung.

Posted in Internship
by andrena

Holy Cross

Friday, August 19th, 2005 at 8:37 am

Brezlon is now taking his entrance exam for admittance into Holy Cross Catholic School. I registered him on Tuesday. We have had our fill of the public school system. Being at Henry Houston has not been conducive to a great learning environment. He has done his share of acting out also. I have impressed upon him something I learned in drug rehab about changing environments: “Wherever you go, there you are”.

I am going to enjoy working with this school, primarily because it is faith based. Of course it is expensive, but the seminary is paying almost half the tuition, so I am thankful for that.

Please pray that this school will be a positive experience for him.

Posted in Family
by andrena

Stop Smoking!

Thursday, August 18th, 2005 at 6:28 pm

Got this off of Tony’s site at Bad Monkey No Banana...

Such a ugly stinking habit….and on top of that it kills you….

why am I still doing it???

Posted in Health
by andrena