The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again. The local paper read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS. This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey. The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN. The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farm for $10. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10 This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE. The Bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . . even shorten your life. So be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and just cover your own !!! You'll be a lot happier and live longer!
Missing my phone call to Grandma Mary to wish her a happy birthday and catch up...She would love hearing all about what is going on and seeing that new Great-Great G-Girl. She has missed a lot and I have missed her. Every year we would go over how I was in labor trying REALLY hard to have my daughter on her birthday...
She would have been interested in my plans for the new year...so instead I will whisper it all to her tonight...
Feeling a huge loss and still numb and in shock right now...trying to process it. I have been SO lucky to have two strong loving women in my life, Sondra my foster mom and Polly.
The world has lost someone infinitely special.
Polly saved my life many times as a teenager. She loved an unlovable girl thru some of the roughest times of my fucking life. I was SO lucky that my best friend shared her parents with me. If you pray, pray for Randall that lost the love of his life. He has no will to live now and I am profoundly concerned for him. She passed away in her sleep on Friday, Dec 11th. Ironically I found out on her Birthday ....Today Wed, Dec 16th. She never judged me and always accepted me right where I was even when I fucked up...she loved me and I loved her. She always embraced a very broken young person who always felt abandoned and loved me.
So everyone's family has their secrets! And in some way are screwed up. Over a year ago my world was kind of turned upside down...When you think you know your story and you think you know where you are from and then a lie is revealed it can shake you to the core.
Bottom line. I found out the man I thought was my mother's father, my grandfather was NOT her father nor my grandfather. Seriously shook me to the core. My cousin Annette was there when I found out...and it made me SO sad...and I worried that we were not even related.... We both did 23andMe ... sure enough we did not have the same grandfather!
The GREAT thing that came from that? I met Rob and his daughter Joanna TONIGHT!. We have been writing each other since 23andMe connected us as family...
Rob came up as my 2nd cousin. But we are both in the same boat of not knowing. He is adopted and I have no idea who my grandfather was. It is AMAZING that we found each other and I instantly felt like family! What a great night! One of the highlights of my life!
So this is me with my Cousin Rob and my Cousin Joanna! We had dinner at Chef Chu's and spent a few hours just talking and laughing! I am on such a high right now I can't think of sleep!
Thanks to my friend for a nice 3.25 mile walk.... I will improve! Part way through it was all about zen...do not focus on the pain accept and move through it! I am back to out of shape and not where I want to be, Taji 100 is coming up and I am starting to be serious again...small steps, small focus points, I can do this!
With my Lana Woman....we were at our first girls get away with great friends and OMG laughing till we had to use depends!!! Sue B said something funny! Miss my girls! I love this so much, we were SO in the moment, just loving the experience and surrounded by girl friends! The best time ever! Honest laughter!