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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Missed You!

Gosh have I missed YOU! Cannot believe that it has been so long since my last post.
So much has been happening around the north forty that I have not had a chance to write you.
Not being on here and visiting your sites has made for a long week and a feeling of loss....not a good feeling! So in the next few days I hope to visit all of you and catch up with what is going on in your lives.
First I wanted to share with you a picture of my baby brother Gary and his lovely girlfriend Sherry. They are now engaged to be married. The wedding will be next year after Gary completes all his treatments for his cancer.

Gary and Sherry ask me to thank you so much for all the prayers you have been sending their way for his recovery. Today was his first Chemo treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. He will be doing 15 weeks of both Chemo and Radiation.

I have not been around the north forty for a few days and I took my computer with me but there was no electricity to hook up to which is a long story and will go into it later but before I turn in tonight I wanted to let you know how much I have hated not being able to write you.
Aren't our blogging friends just the best thing in the world. Here is a email I received the other day while I was AOL from here. It is from Kim at Millies Mats.
Kim is just a sweetheart for writing me this email.

 OK Miss Maggie........

You are FREAKING ME OUT. Where are you?? Are you OK? You posted a very cryptic and mysterious post several days ago and then it disappeared before I could blink.

Now, you know me - I have an extremely over-active imagination so there are several scenarios rolling around in my twisted, warped mind.

Option #1 - You returned to work and are now held hostage in a prison lock-down and a 400 lb sweaty inmate named Bubba has made you his love slave........

Option #2 - The wrinkly old Penguin from the pool has declared his love for you and has moved into the farmhouse and has made you his love slave......(Oh yes, and naturally he is a multi-millionaire with a bad heart)

Option #3 - The two grumpy old men who look after your farm know where this is going.....LOL

But seriously Maggie, you know that curiousity killed the cat! (meow)


Millies Mats
Well I wrote Kim back and explained that a dear cousin of mine has passed away and the only way for me to travel that far to her funeral was by motor home so I could take lots of breaks lying on my back.
My friend Barbara owns a RV and was kind enough to take me and she had plans up in the same area so it worked out for both of us.
On our way back home we went through Palestine, Texas where my ex husband was raised and where his dad still lives. Of course, we had to drive by his house and Barbara being as crazy as me wanted to stop and tell him hello. Well there was a truck in the driveway I did not reconize so being a big fat chicken I stayed in the RV while she knocked on his door.
Low and behold a woman answered the door and sitting way back near the rode I could not tell who she was but you know I was straining my neck trying to see.
When Barbara walks back to the RV she has the look of disbelief on her face and I am thinking oh my something is terribly wrong.
She hops into the RV and before even backing out of the drive way she starts screaming...OMG that was the uglest woman I have ever saw in my life. I could not believe what she was saying. She went on and on about how dirty she looked and the house too. According to Barbara she had not two chins but three, her hair looked like it had not been washed in weeks, the funnest eyes she had ever seen and just down right the uglest woman she had ever seen. She kept on and on about her for about the next 60 miles. Turns out the woman told her that my father in law was moved to a nursing home and YEP you guessed it. This woman was my ex husbands wife.
I was totally shocked that she was there to answer the door. It seems that maybe her and the ex must be living in his mom and dads old house. What a strange thing to happen and even stranger that Barbara kept repeating how truly ugly this woman was.
I should not say this but I was relieved that someone else finally got to see her and confirm what I have been saying about her was true.
The look on Barbara's face was priceless when she came away from that house. I think I will never forget the look and thank God Ms. Pearl did not know until we drove off that it was Sally who had answered the door because it was too pretty of a day to be rolling around in the front lawn of their yard. lol
Thanks so much for your sweet comments and prayers for me and my family. I still have not got the okay to return to work but hopefully in the near future.
Can not begin to tell you how much I have missed you!
Love to all


Brynwood Needleworks said...

This is actually one of your more hilarious posts! Kim has a great sense of humor and is obviously perfectly at home here, as are most of us! Then, for you to embark on an RV journey, only to come within a ten-foot-pole of ol'ugly Sally...Well, gee willikers...Don't that just beat all? I bet you and Barbara laughed your keesters off as you were driving home (and that Barbara wanted to wash her eyeballs having gazed on such a revolting sight)!

Hope you're feeling better and will get back to your normal life very soon, my friend.

jojo said...

Well I have missed you so much too!! I'm relieved to hear you are o.k., safe and sound. Best wishes to Gary and his sweet fiance. take care of yourself now and behave!!

Julie Harward said...

How funny Maggie! Your posts are such a hoot! Congratulations to your brother...such good news! :D

Sue said...

I'm really glad to see you back here. So sorry to hear that your cousin passed away, but I'm glad you were able to get there for the funeral via motor home and hope you won't be too much the worse for the ride.

As for the ex-husband's wife, that story is hilarious.


Home and Heart said...

You are such a sweet and wonderful person. I am so happy you are alright! I am rooting for your brother, and look forward to more of your fun and witty posts!!!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

This post was halarious !
Cheering for your brother from way up north wishing him well.

Anonymous said...

Maggie, One of these days CBS or NBC will have a new sitcom, or will that be reality show....Maggie - (You fill in the blanks) You crack me up.

Kim said...

That is too funny about the ex hubby's ugly woman. Imagine if YOU had knocked on the door.... We definatley need a current picture of her to assess the situation!
Thanks for mentioning my blog - you can be my new promotional agent!
Luv ya, Kim

Linda said...

Well, you cleared up the mystery! Welcome back!

Arkansas Patti said...

Your MIA button didn't work so I am glad you are back.
So glad Gary has such a support system and hope the 15 weeks go by easily. He remains in my prayers.
Totally cracked up at the ugly wife story. I mean, isn't revenge delicious? It is sooo comforting that some people do actually get what they deserve.

Tina Eudora said...

Missed you Maggie and thanks for the Texas size chuckle!
Ahem....I would say Divine justice has been served to the ex! That's all I will say aout it being a Godly Christian woman (sometimes) and not Catty at all (yeah right) and wishing to preserve the impression that my momma raised a lady!
Talk at ya soon!
Tina xo

A Tale of Two Cities said...

So glad to have you and your stories back! You're priceless...


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ha! Kim is funny! Doesn't she know you would post and give us the lowdown when you become someone's love slave? : ) I'm sorry to hear your cousin died, but I'm glad you had a good friend who took you in her RV.

I've been sporadically in blogland myself, as I have so much going on until the middle of October. 90% good stuff, but it is keeping me from coming online and also from creating some stuff {unless it's quick creations}.

Sharon said...

First prayers for your brother.
I am so glad that you are back, I also have missed your posts.
So sorry to hear about your cousin, but I am glad that you had a friend to take you.
I am really cracking up about the x and his new bride.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I have missed you too sweet Maggie. It is so good to see this wonderful humorous post from you.

What a great picture of Gary and Sherry. I am still sending up prayers for them and hoping for Gary's full recovery.

Love and hugs sweet Maggie

Brenda Kula said...

Well, well. Wonder why he goes for ugly? She must be good in, um, other areas of expertise!

yaya said...

So glad your back because I really needed a good laugh! I'm always quoting you and telling your funny adventures to my friends and family. Good luck to Gary and I will continue to pray for him. Have a great weekend and go ahead and do something crazy!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello sweet Maggie....glad things are smoothin out a little for you. Prayers and congrats and sent to your sweet brother and his sweetie.

Ya know, Halloween is right around the corner and that gal you mentioned probably won;t even need a mask she has one built right in!!




Karen Whittal said...

Hi there, i'm with Yaya so glad your back, have had a "hectic" week and REALLY needed a good laugh, all my blogger pals are always in my prayers life would be boring without you all........

Nancy's Notes said...

Glad you are back, missing the happiness and laughter that you share! What a post, you know I have coffee everywhere now.

Oh Maggie, I'll be praying for Gary.

Take care.


Marydon said...

G'day sweet Maggie & Miss Pearl ~ I love you, just plain & simple! You make any sort of day seem bright &worthwhile.

So happy that Gary is going to be doing better soon ... what a nice pics of the two of them.

Are you back to work yet? What is the latest with the Dr. I'll call you later this week ... I am soooo behind in everything.

We finally finished both house constructions & took off for 2 weeks. I apologize, but will be better now.

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

dulcy said...

My Gosh! You and Millie need to hit the stand up circuit! I mean, you've got a regular act put together. You don't even need to practice, just say it like you write it! How hysterical!

PEA said...

Well, my dear, you have been missed just as much as you've missed us:-) I was just about ready to send out a tall dark handsome Mountie to go search for you...oh, you still want me to send him?? hehe

Congratulations to Gary and Sherry on their engagement! I wish him the very best of luck with his treatments. I'm sure that having a wedding to look forward to is going to make everything worth while:-)

Omigosh I was laughing so much reading about how Barbara reacted to meeting your ex husband's wife...that was too funny! I just gag at the thought of anyone being so dirty, especially the hair...bleck! Can you imagine sleeping and living with someone like that? Now I'm going to have nightmares! lol

Love ya! xoxox

Anonymous said...

Maggie, I am laughing outloud at just that last comment about rolling around in the front yard. Dear God, it never fails. I miss you too much when you don't post. The great thing is that I always get to laugh at the moment I need it most. I was not having a good night and then I remembered you had stopped by and I had made a note to go pay you a visit. I am so glad I did.

Please, please, please, do keep writing, and tell Ms. Pearl she's my hero--the one that gets to do everything I can't. I gotta get me an alter ego who I can blame all my oops on. Oh, wait, I already have one of those. hehehehehe Then I can drive that semi through some living rooms I've just been dreaming of. Now, now, that's my flesh speaking. See what you've done. Oh, what good is life without a little dreaming? Dream on sweet friend.

Continued prayers for your brother Gary. Lots of love and blessings!