Monday, July 23, 2007

Lies, Lies and more Lies!!

I hate lies.

My husband and I have total honesty and I love that, it means that I can trust anything and everything he says as truth, no question about it. I love that about my marriage, sometimes it is so hard to have total honesty and sometimes it hurts but it is always a good thing.

So, this weekend I found out about everything.

Brandie has not been in treatment, Lies!

Brandie is "suppose" to start treatment today, yeah right...not even giving her the benefit of the doubt anymore.

The kids will leave tomorrow to go and live with their dad, my mom asked Brandie if she wanted to come and see them before she left, she said that she had things to do but maybe...she did go eventually.

My little sister is going nuts (ha ha) with 5 children. She just really did not know what she was in for. She is used to her 2 children, one who is 11 and really just does his own thing and one that is 3. She did not remember what 7 is like....and this time 7 is a girl. I laugh but really I feel bad....wait you little sister!!!

I really am going to bum out on Tuesday because I DO know that this is going to be really really hard on my mom and my sister, no matter how nuts they are driving them, it is really going to suck out loud! Even though they know the children are going to be better off, it still is going to suck. I will pray that the Lord is with them both that day.

I also have to give HUGE kudo's to the foster parents. They loved these 3 children with all they have. Both (No, all) cried when my mom and my sister picked them up. The mother and father have both grown to love these kids. Both cried their eyes out. My sister said that the dad was trying to hold it in and help his wife through it all but he could not hold it in. Brianna just cried and cried...she kept saying..."I want my momma, I want my momma".....she did not mean sad is that. Just one more reason for me to hate her for what she has done to her children.

Will I forgive Brandie, yes I will. The Lord says to forgive, that is what I will have to do.

Do I want to be close to her again? Nope, not at all.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Good Morning All,

Ok, I have a lot of work to do today so I am just going to let you all know what happened this week in the world of "Brandie".

Last Friday was court, as I said before, she did not show up.

Today the children will be turned over to my sister and my mom. They will stay with my mom this weekend and then my sister will take them Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday they will go with a social worker to Chicago to live with their dad.

I am happy and sad about this. Happy because they are going to be with their daddy and they deserve to be with him and sad because they are going to be so far away from my mom and I know that is going to make her so sad.

Brandie called last week (my mom not me) and said that she is 13 weeks preganant, she had been clean for 34 days (I believe that was the number), she is in treatment from 8 am to 12 noon each day, she is still living with Mark's dad although Mark's dad kicked Mark out of the house several weeks ago for beating the shit out of Brandie. Now, I don't know how much of this is true but she did say that she know that she has to get better and she knows that it is the best thing for the kids to go and live with their dad. Frankly, I would love to give her the benefit of the doubt but I just can't believe anything she says right now. If she proves herself then ok, I will try and forgive her because that is what the Lord wants us to do. I just really want the old Brandie back without the attidude and the "I am better than you" belief.

So, finally after fighting for his children for the last few months, Russell will be able to take them home and they will have somewhere to call home. We will miss them more than anyone can say but I am sure that Russell will let them fly out to Calif. once in a while.

Please continue to pray for these children. They know that they are not going to be living with their mommy but when reality hits, and they remember all that she has done to them, they will not only need counseling, they will need prayer.

Friday, July 13, 2007

OK, new update.

Right now Brandie and Russell should be in court. Why you ask? Well, I explain they should be in court today because TODAY is the day the JUDGE told them to return.

Russell is in court right now, Brandie could not make it. Why you ask? Well, she is pregnant!!

Can you believe it? She is pregnant and sick so she cannot be in court to fight for the 3 children that she does have.

I just talked to my sister and they (the court) have taken Russell upstairs to do the live scan of his hand to make sure that he is not "wanted" or anything. They will send it to the FBI and if all comes back fine, I believe that he could be taking his kids home next week. The mediator asked if my mom would take the kids until then but because my mom's live scan did not work (her hands are too dry and cracked) so my sister will take the children if they will let her for a week.

My heart goes out those children so much.

I keep asking myself, how could their mother just give her kids away? What kind of mother does that?

My sister says that the state of California will take the baby the minute it is born, we both agree that we do not believe for a New York minute that Brandie is not still doing meth. I don't know but I do think that you cannot just simply stop doing it without some help, not when you are that addicted. But, maybe I am wrong. I hope so.

I will come and update some more as soon as I hear anything else. Russell is in with his attorney, Brandie's attorney (court appointed) and a mediator trying to get things settled.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I am passing this along because I got it in an e-mail from my mother. Although I was alive in the 70's I was not old enough to remember this. If it is true, Shame on Jane Fonda!! Please pass this along if you wish, post it on your blog...whatever you want to do with it. I just thought it was worth passing along.


This is for all the kids born in the 70's who do not remember, and didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and older brothers and sisters had to bear.

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the'100 Women of the Century.'


Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam

The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot

The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.

In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison the 'Hanoi Hilton.'

Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient and humane treatment' he'd received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away.During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant's feet, which sent that officer berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden baton.

From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the'Hanoi Hilton',,, the first three of which his family only knew he was 'missing in action'.His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation for a 'peace delegation' visit.They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived.

Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: 'Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors? 'Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.She took them all without missing a beat.

At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper. Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

I was a civilian economic development advisor inVietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi.My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, SouthVietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.

At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

We were Jane Fonda's 'war criminals.'

When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked bythe camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her.

I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received... and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as 'humane and lenient.'

Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched with a large steel weights placed on my hands,and beaten with a bamboo cane.

I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did answer me.

These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of '100 Years of Great Women. 'Lest we forget...' 100 Years of Great Women' should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots.

There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them.

Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can.It will eventually end up on her computer ands he needs to know that we will never forget.


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Another one just because it's funny!!

Subject: Bertha

Bertha was dead.

The minister conducted her eulogy with heart felt gusto.

"Bertha married and had thirteen children.

Her husband died.

She married again and had seven more children.

Again, her husband died.

But, she married yet again and this time had five more children.

Again, her husband died.

Then alas, she finally died," he intoned

Standing before her coffin, the preacher prayed for Bertha.

He thanked the Lord for this very loving woman and said,

"Lord, they're finally together."

Ethel leaned over and quietly asked her friend Jane,

"Do you think he means her first, second or third husband?"

Jane replied, "I think he means her legs."

Monday, July 09, 2007

Just because it's funny! :)

Did you know that Eagles mate for life??

Well, one day Harry the Eagle waited at the nest for Mary, his darlin' of 10 glorious years.

He went looking and found her.

She had been shot. Dead!

Harry was devastated.

After about six minutes of mourning he decided that he must get himself another mate.
But he just might like to cross the feather barrier.

So he flew off to find a new mate.

He found a lovely DOVE and brought her back to the nest.

The sex was OK but all the DOVE would say is, " I am a DOVE I want toLove!

I am a DOVE I want to love!

"Well, this got on Harry's nerves so he kicked the Dove out of the nest and flew off once more to find a mate.

He found a very sexy LOON and brought her back to the nest. Again the sex was great,

but all the LOON would say is "I am a LOON, I want to spoon!
I am a LOON I want to spoon!

"Egads!! Out with the LOON.

Once more he flew off to find a mate.

This time he found a gorgeous DUCK.

He brought the DUCK back to the nest. Again the sex was great, but all the DUCK would say was...well ..... you know ......

Noooooo ...... the DUCK didn't` say THAT!!!!!
What an awful thing to think!

Better scroll down

The Duck said, " I am a DRAKE you made a MISTAKE !"