Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Daddy is Sick

My daddy is sick. He hasn't been sick in a year. He was like "go to the ER, get an IV, get xrays sick." Sometimes I get so frustrated that he moved 9 hours away. He was 9 hours away before and now he's still 9 hours away. I can't just jump in the car and go see him. Airplane? Believe it or not, by the time, I get through parking, checking in, airport security, driving, etc., it's not much better than 9 hours. I wish he was close by. I wish I could make him some of my home cooked specialities. I wish I could go do his laundry and do his chores. I want to take care of him. It breaks my heart that I can't be with him.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I'm not one of THOSE rich people

OK. I have a beef. Driving around my city, I see lots of big houses -- well, to be honest, mansions. I don't live in one myself. I could. Here's the thing. All of these mansions have lawn services. What do the lawn service employees do? Admittedly, the yards look fantastic. But somebody tell me why - WHY - when you have that much money - do these people blow grass, pinestraw, leaves, etc. out into the STREET or worse, into the yard ACROSS the street? If you have that much money, you can afford to have your lawn service BAG up your....stuff! I just don't get it.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Happy Birthday to a Special Girl!

Happy Birthday to a VERY special girl.....Wish her a happy birthday here. She has some fantastic photos too........Vintage Girl? May all your birthday wishes come true!


Friday, March 23, 2007

Rear Window

Last night, I was lounging, watching my favorite show, Grey's Anatomy, when I heard a strange noise. Turning the volume to mute, I sat up and heard crying. My neighbors next door have several young children, so I presumed it was one of them. For some reason, I got up and went to my bathroom window. The crying was loud. I opened the window expecting to hear the baby crying to my right. Instead, the crying was coming from another house in the back. I ran downstairs out to the deck and opened the door. Yes, the crying was in the back and the house adjacent to mine. It was indeed a baby - more like a toddler - crying. He/she was outside! In the dark! On the deck! Alone! As I stood outside trying to grasp what was happening, someone, a woman, appeared at the sliding glass door where the toddler (a boy I think) was facing and crying and snatched him inside. I heard her voice, "See what you've done," she said. I stood there frozen. What had I seen? Was this right? In a split second, I knew what I had to do. Call the police. I couldn't take the chance. Thirty minutes later a policeman showed up at my door. I explained what happened and showed him the house. The house was now dark. Soon after the policeman left, I saw the downstairs lights go on in the house. Next, the upstairs lights went on. I relaxed. He must have gone upstairs to check on the baby. I never heard sirens. I never heard an ambulance. It was hard sleeping. I figure there had to be two houses having a hard time sleeping. I wondered if I had done the right thing. Last night I was sure. This morning I'm still sure. Something wasn't right.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Thank God! The little missing Boy Scout, Michael Auberry, has been found. He is reportedly fine. Don't you know this has to be one of the happiest days in his parents' lives?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Heart of Stone

A heart that has turned to stone
Rendered from feeling all alone
Wrung from a life of giving
Now seems barely capable of living
Please God make the hardness soften
Before the body lies cold in a coffin

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

What if?

What were able to fire one of your company's executives? Would you do it?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Getting back on track

Hi there! I'm on the road to recovery. Thanks for the well wishes. My vacation was actually really fun. Nowhere really exotic....just to the beaches of Florida. I stopped off and spent some great time with my daddy.
One of the best times I had was sitting on the floor going through his yearbooks from high school and college. He was something else! It's interesting getting a bird's eye view into your parents' pasts. I found out things about my dad I never knew (how popular he was). Things that surprised me (how irreverent he was about his studies). Things that didn't surprise me (his atheleticism). Things that amazed me (how many school transitions he made). Things to be expected (how popular cheerleaders have ALWAYS been). All in all, it made me want to go back and look at my own yearbooks. What did people write in my yearbooks? What would people surmise about me? What would yours say about you?

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Late Breaking Congratulations to Phoe!!!!

Please go over to Phoe's and tell her congratulations! She just found out that she was awarded six weeks at UCLA! And she's just a freshman! You go girl!


A cold, an anniversary and a blessing

I have a nasty cold. My throat feels like I have a brillo pad in it. I have an occasional cough. Yuck. I just got back from vacation and was counting on two days to get my house in order before I go back to work tommorrow. I'm just sort of bumbling around not seeming to get much accomplished.

Today is the anniversary of my grandfather's accident. He literally probably never knew what hit him. That day set in motion a series of events that changed so many lives forever. I've never been exposed to grief like that. I hope I never am again.

What's the blessing? It's a gorgeous day outside. I know I'll get over this cold. I'm rich (sorry to be crass mentioning it). It will all come together.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bring it ON Anonymous!

Hey ANONYMOUS! Yeah....YOU. Why not identify yourself? Your last comment (which I cannot print due to its crudeness) telling me to "do something useful with yourself, drop the laundry......" Hey you! It's the internet buddy. You want to see some skin? You ain't seeing mine buddy. Dream on. But you can sure get your fill elsewhere on here. So go bug somebody else. Like I said before, send me your address, and I'll get you your very OWN copy of Emily Post. Cheers, Ciao.....oh, and while you're at your "intelligent" directions - why not sign your name? I'm sure your momma would be proud.


Friday, March 09, 2007

Back from Vacation and ......Back on 25 Peeps

Hey YOU! Yes, YOU! I'm back after a FUN and RELAXING vacation. I'm looking forward to writing about it too!
Hey, I'm back trying to beat the T&A on 25peeps if you feel like voting for me!
Missed y'all! Hugs and kisses..........WFW


Friday, March 02, 2007

Just for fun

I didn't know what to think when I first saw this video, but now, I just applaud their sense of fun! Life is so serious; it's great to see a couple starting out their marriage in such a cute way!

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