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Who Says I’m Awe-Summmm??

Monday, May 18th, 2009


awe-summm

 

I have been tagged by SWANEESINGER to list 7 Awe-Summm things about me.  I refuse to think today, so I am just going to type the first 7 things that come to my mind.  I am to tag seven bloggers new to me……………..excuse me, you’re ALL new to me…
Soooooo….anyone who would like to participate, please join me!!

  1. Short.  5′
  2. Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn.  I would just as soon lose a body part than ask for help. Plus, people generally tell me that I am…………..just in case I  didn’t notice.
  3. Hooked on Reality TV.  (I never usually admit to this)
  4. I kicked cancer’s butt! Just did an article with our newspaper re: my cancer story.
  5. I am alone, but never lonely.
  6. I was the first female elected official in our town.
  7. I am the moderator on TV for a local cable axcess TV channel.

Now, I just can’t leave some things alone and I wanted to get a different perspective on what is Awe-Summmm about me.  so, I asked my granddaughters for their unbiased opinion, and they came up with:

  1. Funny and cute. (I just love these girls)
  2. Cool shoes (they play dress up in all my shoes…old and new)
  3. Make the best mashed potatoes.
  4. My house.  They can make a mess and I don’t yell.
  5. Buy them toys
  6. I have the best sparkly jewelry.
  7. Makes them laugh (In a good way, I’m sure)
  8. Never yell  (I know it’s 8, but I couldn’t NOT add this one, right, Mommy, hehe)

Actually, I like their list better………………….

I Have Some Scruples

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Stampa

There are people that know me that think there is not much I wouldn’t do.

They think just because I have been married two times and have many a few guy friends, that I have loose morals and values no scruples!

Well………………………..listen up!

Just because I am a notorious flirt…………………
Just because I make sure my phone number is written on men’s room walls…………

Let me tell you………..there are some four letter words I-will-not-do!

Cook
Wash
Iron
Dust
or
Bake

Just to name a few………………………………!

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Hey! What Are Friends For?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

friends

 

A good friend of mine called. She was crying, feeling very downhearted and depressed. It was the five year anniversary of her divorce and moving back to her home town.

She was sad because after all this time, nothing had really changed in her life. She was still alone, working at a job where she really wasn’t happy. All her friends were here (in this town), and the people she comes in contact with can not relate to her life, as they are married with families.

I guess she called me, because she knew I would understand how she felt.
And I did………..

Never did I think I would be at this place in my life at this moment.

“Think about it, Girlfriend,” I told her, “do you really think where I’m at was a goal in my life? Gee, I hope by the time I’m 57, I will be alone, gone through two divorces…..one that wrecked me emotionally and one that destroyed me financially, if I’m lucky maybe I’ll have a body where every joint aches to high heaven, and please, while we’re on the wish list train, could we throw in cancer for good measure?”

She started laughing…………….suddenly her life didn’t look as bleak.

I am so glad for her……………..

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Crazy, Crazy Chemo

Monday, May 11th, 2009

biohazard 

I know we have all heard about the awful, awful side effects of chemotherapy treatments.  Believe me, I know firsthand how draining they can be!

I would undergo treatments every Friday that would last for 7 hours.  Not the greatest way to spend the day, but I got to hang with my sister and we had some great bonding time.  We would look through catalogs, and decide which clothes we were going to buy.  And yes, we bought nothing. Often my daughter, brother in law , mother and nephews would pop in just to make sure I was still alive and hadn’t od’s on poison being pumped into my veins.

BUT…………….(here we go again)…………..there is an upside to chemo.  (You think I am crazy….I know, I can see you shaking your head and rolling your eyes……… and all that chemo and radiation fried my brain, right?  It did……..but I use that only as an excuse whenever I forget something.  (Sorry, chemo fried that brain cell).  See how helpful it can be?

Back to the perks of chemo.  (No, not the puking, unless you are bulimic, then this is right up your alley.)  It’s the steroids.

Steroids? you ask.  Yes.  Now those injections eventually build up in your body and start putting some weight on you.  (The stomach flab is not the perk part). The perk part is your face fills out.

It fills out and stretches out all the wrinkles…………….it’s like a miracle!

Suddenly people were commenting on how young I looked.  Most people knew I was going through treatments, but some of my clients didn’t know I had cancer, as I never missed a day of work other than my chemo days. 

“Zelzee, you would never know you were going through cancer!”
“Wow, Zelzee, you look younger and younger!”

“You are glowing! Tell me, is there a man involved………….?”
“You look better now than you did before!”   (???)
“Did you get a face lift?”
“Do you mind my asking………….have you had botox treatments?”
And the best of them all.……………..

“I don’t know how to tell you, Zelzee, but cancer agrees with you!”

Color me lucky……………………

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