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I miss the ocean

I just read an article over at Sweatpants and Coffee about whale watching,
here's the link to the story
http://sweatpantsandcoffee.com/sweatpants-nature-whale-tale/

It brought back some good memories, the first one was a bunch of us girls that worked together; we went on a whale watching boat that was so much fun, even though we didn't see any whales. We drove from Sacramento to Berkley and the boat went well beyond the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so beautiful. I need to find those pictures.

The second time was with my son when I was working in Winchester Bay OR, we hiked up this steep narrow road to the lighthouse, I should say I hiked and huffed and puffed while my son was running up the hill and back down to me. There were those paying binoculars that you could use or there were volunteers there that were loaning binoculars to people, that was also fun, the lookout there is breathtaking.

Never did get a chance to do the lighthouse tour:( Maybe someday.

When my son was much younger we took him to The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an aquarium in Newport, Keiko the Killer Whale from 'Free Willy' was there. My son loved it, my mom bought him a large stuffed killer whale, which I now have.

My son also love the Sea Lion Caves in Florence,OR. It's been a long time since I've been there, when we were there all there were was stairs, now they have elevators(someone I worked with at the time told me this). I need to find these pictures as well.

4 down 3 to go Yeah!

Made it through Memorial Day weekend(our kick-off to summer around here.

Then we made it through Father's Day/Chainsaw weekend(Crazy people) Had helicopter rides over the bay this year.

The 4th of July is always nuts . With all the tourists and weekend warriors here for the fireworks over the bay. This year Red Bull had events going on down on the Dunes. Up-side we got free red bulls to drink. Boy did we need them

And: Another Ocean Fest is history, Thank God. People were nuts this weekend.(and rude)
They added horseback rides on the dunes and camel rides this year.

Next up is Dune Fest. When we poor locals are really outnumbered. The 3 little towns here Approx 3,000 of us and 80,000 of them. These people are always rude. 5 Days of hell for us.

Then it's Kool Koastal Nights. It's the weekend before Labor Day. They have burn outs on Friday night and Car show on Saturday. Plus a parade. There is a red 67 Impala out there every year, I see a lot of the cars form my little window at work.

Summer officially ends with Labor Day.

Needless to say I don't have a lot of time to myself in the summer. Always glad when it's over.
Tad late but couldn't resist.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, warriorgal sent to me...
Twelve basez_dreams drumming
Eleven longhairedladys piping
Ten paleogymnasts a-leaping
Nine bardicvoices dancing
Eight thenyxies a-milking
Seven rah_rams a-swimming
Six vampires a-laying
Five uni-i-i-icorns
Four demons
Three ghost hunters
Two jensen ackles
...and a j2 in a shea.
Get your own Twelve Days:
In 2011, warriorgal resolves to...
Cut down to ten jensen ackles a day.
Go to canon every Sunday.
Keep my castiel clean.
Admit my true feelings to lady_fetish.
Find a new leverage.
Volunteer to spend time with demons.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


That was fun. I think I already work with a few demons. Hee!

Our new mascot

This big fella's big hanging around work for the last 3 days.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcFYxs-OOA

RIP Franie (Dad and I miss you)

My dad had to have his dog put to sleep last week(they didn't charge him). He took it pretty hard. Was with him at the vets office. I was hard to see that. Dad and I both were in tears leaving. They sent dad a card a few days later with a nice verse on it.(Again we were both crying)

She's been dad main source for company for the last 2 years since mom passed away.
I'm so used to seeing her everyday and it's hard to see dad so lost and alone.

Dad gave me the one of her toys today. It was her favorite one. Got it sitting next to my monitor. Again I'm crying.

Like dad said though she's no longer suffering and that she was going to be with mom.
Saturday night my sister calls and asks if I'm okay, she got court documents saying that I was deceased. They had my sisters information wrong as well.

My aunt and that good-for-nothing-lair shes married too didn't bother to clarify to the lawyers handling my grandmothers will.
I don't care about the will I wanted to set things straight.

My sister gave me the name and number of the lawyer in CA, so I could get un-deceased. They had me listed twice once as her daughter and the other listed my as a granddaughter both had my maiden name listed.

Anyway I called the lawyer yesterday and told them that I was named after my mother and what was going on and also corrected the information that they had on my sister, they had her last name and address wrong. My aunt knows my last name yet she put my maiden name down, thus creating confussion.
They were very nice told me straight up that they were confussed and rembered the case right away.

She said they would file the case again with the correct information.
My aunt and her idiot husband will just have to wait to get their greedy little hands on anything. My grandma did not want either one of them in her house.

Shortly after we found out mom's cancer was back they broke into grandmas house and have been living there calling it their house.

I'm just glad that my stupid aunt didn't send anything to my son saying I'm dead.

Finally

Finally after 2 years I get to go see a specialist for my leg. Took long enough. Sometimes living in a small town sucks.

Seen the specialist yesterday I now have Lymphodma(sp) in both legs and she's worried about an ulcer forming in my left leg, she says it's a very long and hard process if that happens, also said my job is not helping my leg. Go figure.
Got this form agtspooky:
Was gonna post sooner, RL got in the way.

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song or Album:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?

RIP Grandma

Lost my Grandma a few weeks ago. She had a very long and good life. She was 94. She always told me I was more of a daughter to her than a granddaughter. I always looked out for her when we went somewhere making sure she was okay.

We weren't surprised by her passing we'd been expecting it for a while, still it hit us pretty hard.. She was my mom's mother, dad took her passing harder as he's known her most of his life. The only person my grandma remebered was my dad.

I'd like to think that maybe she's been reunited with her son and 2 of her daughters. My mom(passed Oct 08) and my aunt(passed on Dec 25 1999). Never knew my uncle as he was killed at Folsom Lake. Dove in the lake and hit a rock broke his neck(was also dad's best friend.

My grandma always prided herself as never having smoked, drank or cursed.

RIP Grandma.

You are loved and missed dearly.