Saturday, June 30, 2007


I'm miserable. Totally in pain. Can't decide if I should go to the ER or not. My gut in on fire. My pain level is huge.
When I say something as "I'm in pain" may as well X5 for what "normal" people feel. I think I'm going to puke..I think I may pass out first. I'm miserable. I took Kadian...a morphine hasn't touched it. I've cried...just want the pain to go AWAY. Do I take more pain meds...I shouldn't drink now...the oh my Goawd this hurts factor...yah..definitely not a smiley face--over by the 16 side on a 10 scale.

Defend ...

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
Psalm 82:3-4

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fantastic Friday

Well..I actually MADE some money this week doing "Body Work". It has been good. Today..I went to a Radio Station as a Promo for a couple employees doing a great job. One of them...I got to work on the Morning show guy. He was a stitch! Older, handsome..and just..funny. I always ask if they've had surgeries, had body work..(massage) before etc. He was definitive that yah yah...he'd had them before...but..I guess when I was done with him...he told the 'boss'..that it was the BEST he had ever had.'s so good to be number one.
I truly did out do myself. I brought a china cup and saucer...some green tea...candles--lots of them..incense and ginger air spray. I laid out the room...which was great..No door in and out, unplugged the phone...and they walked into another world. I try to appeal to every sense a person has...taste (next time..DARK CHOCOLATE), smell, alter their viewpoint. Manipulate the Environment. I also worked my ass off!.

Helena....Did GREAT last night!! Mr. G...the Master, and the Master of Mr G was there...( TAE PARK. He came to USA in 1974. Helena got her uniform signed by him.
She was IMPECCABLE. Strength, speed, fantastic form. She was thrilled when Mr. G did not call her number one time--but her NAME. Her fighting with another student was COOL. (and she kicked his ass).
GOOD JOB HELENA...For THAT ..and for doing great in school...YOU GET....a new KITTY!! Yes...a new grey kitty!!
To go also to Helena's honor of our (19 years together, 12th Wedding) THAT new kitty's SISTER!! A Calico!! My my!! won't Don be happy to get the gift that keeps on giving!!! (he always says to give a gift you would like to get yourself). So yep...2 new baby kitties in 'da house.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hot Hot Hot

Trying to get things more in order...HAD to start the Air in the living room..hung a sheet up to block the hallway and kitchen area. It was not even blowing COOL air. I was bummed. THEN bing bing bing!!! I realized the winter cover was still on!! Out goes DD, cuts off tape pulls off cover and Blessed COOLER air. YES. I may live.
Three loads of laundry-and hanging on the line, cleaned front room, blinds dusted, vacuumed, working now on kitchen.
DD is testing for her High blue belt in Tae on Thursday night..she has class tonight in Mt P. The Master was IMPRESSED with how hard they all worked at Camp 2 weeks ago. How cool is that. She will surpass her brother now in testing and belt. That's even cooler!! Brother is at camp this week. There is more peace in the household. But Dang..these girls are wildcats and can get into it!

Monday, June 25, 2007


So...with this new venture I'm doing...I ran into what I may have to consider to be a PAIN in the butt.
I had an appointment for 10 this morning...I'm on my way to drop off the urchins for babysitting...and an hour before at 9...the person calls and cancels. CRAP. I think that people who don't have kids have NO IDEA the planning that has to go in for an event to occur. Plus..its absolutely a no win situation...I can't complain to the person canceling, as it is not going to change their mind...I can't complain...(Note to readers How I am saying complain instead of bitch), to anyone that cares...its just frustrating and demeaning that my time / effort / opportunity is not appreciated. I assume this will occur more as I get more business stuff going...its still just a PAIN.

...and inconsiderate. No surprise there tho.

Friday, June 22, 2007


So I've been working at the Springs this week running the conference center. I had managed a Best Western Hotel with 150 rooms before, so I'm familiar. However...THIS is not a hotel. This is working 20 hours a day...running the kitchen, making breakfast for 100, making lunch for 100 and making dinner for 100, and then turning around and doing it all again.
I'm exhausted. Hub and I have done their fundraising dinner the last few years..and THIS doing THAT three times a day. Throw in me not knowing what I'm doing..and we have a decision 45 minutes before dinner..OK SCRAP the Taco Salad...We're switching Menus..go to TOMORROW's Lunch today....AWWC KKKKK!!!! Yah...

We had two great and diverse groups staying, one a "volunteer" crew kicking butt around the campus...and the other teen group doing a retreat. they got a long well. My DD Helena is attending Camp on campside...and looking good! Her counseloris one of the O'Boyles, and is going to China with them next year to homeschool their kids for them while they attend Language school.

Son William...has stepped up to the plate, is working, doing dishes, cleaning rooms and not complaining..(too much). Little Joy Linn is kicking major butt..she has consistantly wanted to work..pours drinks, makes brownies, cookies, cleans tables amazing. Her Tae teacher would be so proud of her.
Ok..I hear the dinner bell. we have a Cook out tonight camp side.
WAITTT!!! I talked to my Guy in russia this week!! YES!! On for October.
I NEED FUNDS!! Pray that God will provide.
He does. and is. and IS amazing. I have 4 days of massages next week with one client, and Friday, one of the tae kwon do people called and is giving two 1 1/2 hour massages as gifts for good employees on Friday!! XSo Next week I'll make some money. Kewl huH?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Camp My new favorite website.
Just got back from Tae Kwon Do camp. I wanted to 'bless' the staff, and help at camp..and I worked my ASS off to do so. I don't know how Much I contributed, but I made a HUGE effort. The kids were kept ROCKING all weekend by amazing staffers. These men and women are amazing. Dedicated. Athletes. Strong and Vulnerable. Passionate and Compelling.
Check in was Friday, and after Helena Puking her guts out all morning...I made the mom Decision to just make her go...I had to go..they needed me in the Kitchen..and the other 2 kids needed to go. SO..we went. She settled down. She kicked bags, ran, worked out with finesse. Joy had more stamina than some of the adults or older students. I say that as an observer, not a mom.

I started and don't think I ever stopped. When I wasn't in kitchen, I had brought my massage table with me (what I was THINKING?)..its SO much work giving massages...but I could think of no better way to give back to these incredible athletes. I picked up a new massage CD that worked out great...I wanted the dinners to be nicer and tried to play music for them also.
I cooked for 30+ all weekend. Spagetti, Garlic bread....Salads, desserts, Prep, set up, clean up, dishes, start all over again...I wanted continuity in the kitchen. The Students of Tae Kwon Do are assigned to work sometimes also. Some...a couple in collage were incredible Whiners. One in particular..I wanted to just slap him. It's NOT about Me...but There I was a "nobody" to the organization...busting my ass to make it better for be support and healer...and this dude did NOTHING but insult me...tell me how HE would do it this way..and HE wants this...I can see why he doesn't have black belt..his mental toughness is not there. he was the Exception however. Some kids...Brian, my kids, others..BUSTED their butts all weekend in Sessions, and cheerfully assisted me, and anyone else.
This morning..had bouts of vomiting...across camp. Yah...I'm cleaning it up pre coffee, and pre morning pee. I love my kids instructor Paula. She...well..just couldn't handle the puke right then. I could. We both had the heaves...LOL.

My ankle is HUGE right now..easily 4-5 times its normally swollen self. I forgot my "shoes" with inserts and had Sandals all weekend. BIG mistake.

I did a couple of amazing massage sessions...very personal, in depth, and well..I think healing.
SO Rock on Northern Michigan Tae Park Tae Kwon Do. You DO rule!
Oh..One AMUSING thing ...we had some intruders one night....that were dispatched easily..and when they were in their row boat in the water..Called the Master .."a lousy guitar playing faggot". ...and other things. I had just enough wine in me that I was laughing about it for hours. The Master had his guitar...and was making up songs about the incident. They OBVIOUSLY didn't know he could remove their existence with ease. At that was an intimate gathering of 3 Long time multiple black belts, and me. I Have many leadership skills, and feel I fit in just fine. I am changed because of this experience. I'm making a list of how to do it better next year.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Denise Bancrofts dad

Duane L. Rudy, Sr.

Rudy-Duane.jpg (6648 bytes)Duane L. Rudy, Sr. died
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 in St. Johns at the age of 76. Duane was born in Carp Lake, Michigan on July 20, 1930, the son of Mark and Pearl (Putnam) Rudy. He was a retired switchman for General Telephone, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and I.B.E.W. Duane married Nancy Wilson in Pellston, Michigan on June 27, 1955 and she survives him.

Also surviving are his daughters, Denise (Joe) Bancroft of South Carolina, Debra (James) Lumbert and Brenda (Terry) Birdsley, all of St. Johns, sons, Mark (Ellen) Rudy of Elsie, Duane (Mary) Rudy of North Branch, MI and Scott (Heather) Rudy of Charlotte, MI, 35 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, brother, Robert (Betty) Rudy of Talking Rock, GA and sisters, Eilen (Kenneth) Hoover of Rushville, IN and Pearline Lawrence of Arlington Heights, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 15, 2007 at the Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns, burial at South Bingham Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home with a rosary prayed at 7 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the family’s choice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

these are addicting

You've Experienced 88% of Life

You have an amazing amount of life experience. In fact, you've seen and done more than most people.
So congratulate yourself on what you've done so far. The future is only going to be more of the same!


You Are 64% Tortured Genius

You are smart. Brilliant in fact. And while it's a blessing, it's also a curse.
Your head is filled with everything - grand ideas, insufferable worries, and a good deal of angst.


You Are 8% Slacker

You are anything but a slacker. You're truly a go getter.
You never let laziness get in the way of living your life - and you can't stand to see it in others.

What type of learner are you....

You Are a Auditory Learner

You tend to remember what you hear, and you have a knack for speaking well.
You excel at debating, foreign languages, and music.
You would be an excellent diplomat - or rock star!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Purpose driven money

Started a small group tonight based from Money and Crown Financial. Same DVD format with workbook.
It was like visiting an old friend when Rick Warren Laughed..(heh heh heh)....thought I should slam a shot or something. In our old group..the joke was whenever he laughed..Heh heh heh..thats what we'd do.
Great stuff really. Most of it I know. I would HIGHLY recommend it based on this evening's "stuff". I've been reading in Jeremiah..'Pray for peace and Prosperity"...(I know you can't know this..but I was distracted by a 'don" chicken salad sandwich)..God wants to use my wallet like a river to FLOW THROUGH.
Random thoughts:
whatever my costs money...even "hospitality" costs $$
I can be MORE free to God if I'm out of debt
The group moderator said Wesley had a sermon that summed up was:
Make all you can
Save all you can
Give all you can

Friday, June 08, 2007

"Alcohol was involved".

HOWLAND, Maine (AP) -- A man who waved a chain saw over his head, threatened motorists and did some impromptu pruning of local shrubbery was arrested at gunpoint.

Lionel Dube Jr., 47, of Argyle, was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal threatening and violation of bail conditions after police responded to reports that he was waving the chain saw at passing motorists late Tuesday.

"You know how in the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' the guy raised his chain saw up and revved it? That's what he was doing," Deputy Sheriff Michael Knights said. "Alcohol was involved."

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Russia trip moving forward.!

Hi, Everyone;

I wanted to let you know of an opportunity for visiting Ken and Heather in
Kursk, Russia this October. Ken has invited Donna to visit with 1-3 of her co-workers to assist them in their
work with orphans and foster-care. At this time, they anticipate going in
October of this year, but have not yet established a firm date.

Ken and Heather, along with Donna would like to have 2-3 members of GCC
accompany them on the trip. I need to hear back from you as to whether you
would be willing to be part of that team. Although you would be responsible
for paying for the cost of the trip, there may well be some support from our
budget (although I cannot promise that point).

This would be a Godly work and a great encouragement to Ken and Heather. I
anticipate the trip being 10-14 days in length with opportunity to see
first-hand their city, school and work. You will be able to meet the people
with whom they work, share with them and assist in the many projects
currently underway.