Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 22 ~ Keep On Keeping On!

by Master Isolated Images
Other than what's been going on in Carla's World (being a victim of the Blackberry Bandit, being bit by a dog, Week 12 No Car,) I would have to say that I have been feeling really good - both emotionally and physically.  

As I start Week 3 of my blog, I will have to say that this is the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time.  Actually, I can't remember the last time I have done something so healthy for myself!  I am actually sticking to it without hesitation, as opposed to not wanting to get up and go to the gym after the third day (just kidding- but you get the idea.)

I would have to say that as I get my day going, I am already wondering what I am going to write about at the end of my day.  I actually can't wait!  I allow myself to start thinking about things, but stop to allow my day to inspire me at the end.  I may have a few ideas of what I may want to talk, but in the end it's whatever comes to mind about how I may be feeling about life.

As each day go by, I feel a little lighter and today was no different.  I wish I had not procrastinated so long, however the timing could not be any better!   

I decided to look up Bible verses having to do with writing or thoughts, and once again I think someone is listening (or reading my blog) "up there!"  There it was, the first verse I come across...
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?   Psalm 13:2  (NIV)
All I have to say is.... NOT ANY MORE!!  No more wrestling and No more sorrow (well, it's not gone, but at least it doesn't seem to hurt AS much)Are you kidding ME!?  I will not allow ANYONE to triumph over me!

Blessings to all!

343 days to go.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 21 ~ Marriages Need Tune-Ups Too!

Tonight will be a brief post... why?
The Mission... Well I have a nice dinner for two planned.  
The Target is my husband.  
The Goal is to have a nice dinner (without having to cut someone else's meat,) with big people talk (without Calley's allergies or behavior being the main topic,) music (without Dora, Disney and the rest of the bunch!), all without interruptions (Calley, you ask?  Well ... She's at Grandma and Grandpa's for the night!  WOo HOo!!), just he and I. 
The Menu is Blackened wild caught Pacific Salmon, along side a Spinach Salad with raspberries, almonds, fresh baked bacon bits, avocado, and a Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette and finally for dessert His favorite Rocky Road Ice Cream (the one with real nuts and marshmallows.)  All prepared fresh by Me!  Well, I didn't catch the fish or grow the vegies... but what I mean is no takeout, boxed or canned foods here.  Only the best fresh foods for my family!
The Ambiance is in place; Beer on Ice in a bucket (where he can't miss it) upon arrival... twinkly lights in place, table set... finally for our Water Feature the sprinklers are on!  Hey, why not kill two birds with one stone... I just love the sound of water, even if they are the Sprinklers! ... and All with Classic Rock playing in the background!

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  Proverbs 31:10

Blessings to all!

344 days / 49 weeks to go!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 20 ~ With A Little Patience (and Faith)

So much to say tonight, however at the risk of sounding negative by bringing up MY blackberry again (which BTW the thief is being looked at by the police detectives -YES I am filing charges!), Or the fact that I was bit by a dog for the first time in my life today* (My hand has bite marks and is a little sore, but I will be ok), I decided to look up the bible verse of the day to see if maybe it would lead me in a positive direction...
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.                  Psalm 145:18-19
Need I say more?

I believe that the important thing is to be true to yourself, have faith and do the right thing... that and a little prayer...  How can you loose?  Good will come to those (me) that wait!

Blessings to all!

345 days to go!

Shelby Karam
* Now that the day is done and I look back on it... I am still laughing! What next!! I thought my little Shelby got out of our yard.. so I RAN off looking and calling her name, spotted a neighbor and approached their house and asked, "Did you see a little white dog run by?" She said no all the while her dogs were barking L O U D over our talking.. so Dog Lover that I am (very experienced,) I approached the gate to SHUT THE DOGS UP by allowing them to smell my hand so I could talk... I DID NOT go in their territory... and the BITCH (literally) bit me! LOL!!!  "Oh, I didn't know she would do that!" my neighbor said.  I was stunned!! I had never been bitten by a dog.. I KNOW how to handle dogs... Oh well.. It hurt more than anything because she got my knuckle, broke skin in a few spots, and now my hand is getting a little stiff and sore.. BUT I WILL SURVIVE!!   It was a great lesson for Calley.. she was so concerned for me.

By the way, we have four dogs and they have never bitten anyone ... I have a BEWARE OF DOG sign on my gate...    JUST SAYING!!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 19 ~ Learning The Hard Way

Alright I just got sucked into "The Bachelorette" on ABC once again... Oh brother!!  There are times that I just want to jump into the television and scream at Ashley!  I was so happy when "that" Bentley left... WHAT A JERK!!!  (Must be his way for getting back at his mother naming him that!)  

Honestly, I think we (all us dolls) have had a "Bentley" in our lives at one point or another.  I know I can say that I have had my share.  Yes, you think I would have learned after the first... BUT NOOOOO... I was a glutton for punishment.

I think my lowest point was when I dated a twenty-two year old, when I was thirty-seven.  I would allow this USER to borrow my new car, and little did I know that he was using it to date another girl!  I FINALLY believed my friends and confront him.  Oh he denied it, and then was out the next night again with this girl!  Oh yeah this guy knew what to say when, and I would fall for it every time.

Courtesy of Bing images
I was such an IDIOT!!  All because I wanted to be happy and find true love!  Oh and my friends.. Oh they were warning me... but did I listen?  NOOOOO 

It finally took two thousand dollars, humiliation, embarrassment, and eventually loosing my job (because I was just not focusing where I needed to!) and I made an IDIOT out of myself!  And what's worse is, that I allowed this mere boy around my boys.  I was such a FOOL! 

Thank god my friends did not give up on me!  They were warning me left and right... and I did not believe them.  I believed him each and every time.  He would tell me that they were jealous. HA! What was more stupid was that I cried when I knew HE HAD TO GO!  OH BROTHER!

So, I guess we all have a little Ashley in us all, and we all learn the hard way.  But that does not mean it will always be like that.  With each "Bentley"  that has come into my life, I have wised up that much more! 

I am blessed to have Dean in my life.  We of course have our ups and downs, as any marriage does... BUT I WOULD NOT TRADE HIM IN FOR THE WORLD!!

I hope that Ashley finds her "Dean"!
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.         1 Corinthians 10:13

Blessings to all!

346 days to go.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 18 ~ Let Go, Let God!

This has just been one of those days.  I am feeling really conflicted right now, and am having trouble getting thoughts down- and this heat isn't helping anything either!  Just to give you an idea, it just took me a half an hour to get just these three sentences down.

I just thought to check what today's verse was...

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.    Phillipians 4:6
by CBK
It never fails.  When  I am in conflict or stressed and worried, and I reach for my Bible (or in this case, I went online,) I always receive a message.  Makes me think, quite frankly.  Makes me feel as if God is really tuned into me. 

So instead of going to bed feeling this way and mulling over everything that is going on, and what I need to do to fix things... I will pray for all my loved ones and be thankful for what I have, and I WILL LEAVE THE REST TO GOD!

On that note, I wish you all a peaceful good nitght's sleep.

Blessings to all.

347 days to go!

PS... Food for thought...  Everytime I have whole heartedly left all my worries to God, not only has a beautiful peaceful feeling overtaken me, but everthing eventually worked out for the best.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 17 ~ Doing The Right Thing !!

I started my day on a good note, and not only that but I decided that I only wanted positive things in my life today.  I am juggling so many balls which are bouncing around in my life right now, that I needed to step away!

 by Federico Stevanin
Soooo... I got out of bed and I literally did the wet dog shake! Okay, all better now! (as if that's all it takes - Regardless... I was going to give it the "ol' college try!")  So YES, that's all it took... and off I went to face my day laughing my butt off!

As my day went on, there was a time today I found myself lost in thought and ended up having a moment of self-evaluation of how I was handling this Merit Velasco situation, including the direction that my blog has taken in the last week... 

My blog is meant for me to write about who I am, the roads I have traveled and the tribulations I have had to face... Why?  Well I want all my children to know the paths I have taken which have led me to where I am today.  I do not want them to have any doubts about me, who I am or why I was the way I was. 

I am not saying that I have those doubts about, say my father for instance, because I don't.  However, he felt differently.  My father himself, felt slighted, and was left with unanswered questions which his mother took to her grave with her, and affected him for the next fourteen years until the day he died.

Since I mentioned my father... I know I have unloaded some harsh and possibly unbelievable things about him, nonetheless it is the truth.  I did not write about our relationship to hurt him or disrespect his memory in any way.  He was very aware of his mistreatment of me, and apologized for it [literally] five days before he passed (it was the one and only time he had ever apologized to me.)  Regardless of his behavior, he was my father, and I love and miss my daddy.  

I wrote [and will write] about my feelings of my experiences as a process of healing and to let my children know of that part of my history.  Not to hurt or disrespect anyone.

I don't want you to think that something has occurred or that anyone has said anything to me regarding the content of my blog... because they haven't.  As a matter of fact, my entire family is aware and very supportive of my blogging.  I just wanted to make all of this perfectly clear so there aren't any misunderstandings, and more so because of recent day's events.

After some thought and reassurance, I have decided to add scripture to my blog.  I would like to end my blog on a positive note and continue my spiritual growth with Jesus.  I went onto the internet on one of my favorite sites...   (This is a wonderful site for looking up bible scriptures.)  

When I first opened the website and saw the scripture of the day, I was blown away!!   Before I share it with you let me share some thoughts with you first.  Once again. please bare with me, it will all make sense in the end.

As I mentioned I have been doing some self-evaluating and I asked myself the following questions...  
  • Am I being vengeful?  No.  All I am trying to do is get back what is rightfully mine.
  • Should I just drop it and go back to MY life?  After some thought this is an experience, and a bad one at that, that is part of my life, what I have gone through.  But do I drop it?  As I have already said, if I drop this it will send a negative message to Merit and Marylou allowing them to think that they got away with taking someone else's possession, concluding that they can do whatever they want to whom ever they want to and get away with it.  Therefore, I can comfortably say that my answer remains no, I will not drop this.    
  •  Am I being hateful?  No I am not.  Honestly I do not hate Merit and Marylou.  I feel sadness and I feel sorry for them both.  These girls are basically my sons ages, and just as I would not allow for them do something like this to someone else- stranger or not, I will not allow them.  I sincerely hope that I can teach them a valuable lesson that will make them better people.  I would hate for them to end up in jail, junkies or worse yet - uneducated.  As a matter of fact I think it would be awesome to make a difference in their lives so much so that it would turn their lives around.  It would be really cool!
After my self-evaluation and prayer, I felt reassured and I believe very strongly that I am doing the right thing.  After all, I would never allow any of my children to do something so disrespectful not only to themselves, but towards their family and friends too.
"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."            Leviticus 19:18 NIV
 Blessings to all!

348 days to go.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 16 ~ What Would YOU Do?

What a week!  It has been emotionally exhausting!!  It's HARD work standing up for a cause, or rather fighting for justice and "MY" blackberry.

by CBK
The show "What Would You Do?" on ABC hosted by reporter John QuiƱonez, just scratches the surface on whether people do the right thing or not.  More times than not people choose not to help others, basically because they do not want to get involved.  

You often find people who do think or care about what may happen to them if they get involved in helping a stranger.  I find it very sad quite frankly, I really do.

I have had first hand experience with this, this week.  I have been very grateful for the help given me this week in trying to get Merit Velasco, of Sunland Park, New Mexico, to give me back my phone.  However, I was sad when one person did help me, and when I happen to mention their name when defending her sister for helping me, (I did not mention if she helped me or not) she had wished I had not mentioned her name... I was proud to know these two women who stood up for what was right, even if it meant outing a longstanding friend of the family.

I was even more amazed to see that only seven out of forty-nine people responded to my pleads and gave me some type of help.  SO sad.

I will not give up hope on my phone, even if I do not get it back, this has been an experience of a lifetime.  I will not stop fighting for justice or turning Merit Velasco's name to MUD!!  She had her chance.. I even gave her one last opportunity today and NOTHING!!  So I march on.... I warned her!!

I am not trying to be CRAZY about this... but think, if I give up my fight and forget this happened. The result will be that Merit Velasco and her sister Marylou Velasco will come to the conclusion that they can do anything, steal anything and lie about anything WITHOUT consequence.. Well thanks to me they are going to learn a valuable lesson and hopefully they will think twice about doing this to another person again.

To the people who did nothing about their family member/friend and did not want to get involved....... SHAME ON YOU!!!! and I hope that one day Merit does not steal from YOU!!

Well this has really been a lesson to learn, but regardless if I see an injustice occur and I can help.... guess what... I WILL HELP!  There are too many people in this world that do not care... and I AM NOT ONE OF THEM!!!

What would you have done? Would you help a stranger and out a friend or family member?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”   ~  Maria Robinson

Blessings to all...

349 days to go!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 15 ~ Life Updates...

Round and round, ugh, argh, OH EM GEE!!!  I, I ... ai yai yai...

I just don't know what to say ... 

So much going on...  Please answer me this.. Does everyone else have as much DRAMA going on in their lives, want it OR not... can I possibly be the only one on earth going through as much as I am.  I mean --   COME ON...  SERIOUSLY?? 

My blog, in no way was intended to be used to deal with the challenges life has presented me with as of lately...  HOWEVER maybe if you can see what I'm up against, then possibly you will be able to understand or possibly have a glimpse as to why I tick the way I do...


Updates by Stuart Miles
1.   WEEK 13 - NO CAR!!!!  Car not ready, All parts and transmission are at a transmission shop, but its not getting done.  First its the transmission, then its not, then its the computer, and now the transmission is getting rebuilt.  What the HecK!  Oh, it's under warranty.

2.   Blackberry Enlightenment...  "Merit" finally comes forth - SHE GOES TO THE POLICE TO FILE A COMPLAINT STATING SHE WANTS ME TO STOP SENDING MESSAGES ON FB  (Police said NOT going to happen... I'm not doing anything wrong!) SHE SHOWS UP WITH A DIFFERENT PHONE (She stated she found it at the same place I lost my phone... ***WHICH COME TO FIND OUT MY PHONE FELL OUT OF MY CAR AT THE MARKET not AT PETER PIPER'S.. Answers given to my questions made me think it happened at Peter Piper's and SHE did not correct me)  "Merit" and her friend's efforts BACKFIRE! (Yes, somehow I found her calls and messages which she had made using the OTHER phone she found BUT SOMEHOW her calls all showed up on my phone records- BUT NOW she claims she did not find my phone!)  "Merit" with two of her friends (Someone please tell her that they are not good for her!)... which have such a hold on her that the Police officer even noticed it,.  Police officer said that several times she asked "Merit"questions, "Merit" wanted to answer, both friends prevent her from talking... Police see right through it.  They see I have filed charges against her.  "Merit leaves Police station feeling defeated!"

3. Both my sons have not only lost respect for me, but they do not want me in their lives.  All I  have to say about this is that "Sometimes words are spoken out of anger for the mere purpose of hurting the person they were intended  for."  and out of spite.  How sad.

4.  Calley has her environmental allergies which seem to be on hiatus for the past two and a half weeks, but still hold a dark cloud over our heads... Do we move?  Almost seems inevitable...  Is taking a chance on Calley's discomfort for one more year worth a shot?  So many uncertainties... 

5.  My job... well keeping this on the down low.  Not happy... not happy what-so-ever!  Let's just say that YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH or better yet WALK THE TALK!!  (I better stop before I say something I am not ready to talk about).  Let me finish by saying that I am a person who walks her talk... and expects the same 

6.  El Paso...  WOW!  Well, all I have to say is that I can not handle HEAT anymore (not to mention that most drivers need their licences re-evaluated)!

7.  Oh and let's not forget that my 30th high school reunion is around the corner ... AND... well... I better start working out!!  "I'm just saying!"  

One Word... O V E R W H E L M I N G ! !  Life is being unreasonable and overwhelming at the moment!!

Blessings to all...

350 days to go!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 14! ~ [Learning to] Letting the Chips Fall Where They May!

Today I took the let the chips fall where they may approach and left EVERYTHING in God's hands.  I learned a long, long time ago that I can not "control" the actions of others.  However, there is nothing wrong with fighting for what is yours, what you believe in or WHAT IS RIGHT!!  

I know, I was getting just a little obsessive with teaching a twenty-three year old the meaning of respecting the property of others.  However, as the day progressed the messages were coming in, slowly but surely...  and from her own family and friends.  As I read each one, the message was more or less the same... she will not give me the phone back, she did what she wanted, and no one stopped her.  

I do want to say that my efforts yesterday did not go unwarranted!  Out of the forty-nine (yes, forty-nine!) people that I contacted, I received responses from five people!  I can say that my faith in people continues to grow!  These people felt bad that their friend/family member had done what she did.  One person even told me that she would speak to her.  Well, we'll see... I won't hold my breath.  

Several of my friends suggested that I leave it to the police... I could have, they're right... BUT I had to do something about it!  Honestly, I didn't even think twice about it!  The next thing I knew I was really finding things out... it was all falling into my lap!

Then again, maybe you do not agree with what I am doing... Well.. Let me share something with you... 

Nearly three years ago, my husband and I, after seeing that the job market in Los Angeles was not panning out, we decided it would be best to start over in El Paso, Texas  [where his dad and his family lives- YES, babysitters!! just kidding ;) ]. after loosing his twenty-six year job, and needless to say its been tough getting to where we are today;  I am a [part-time] computer teacher at a small school, who is now on summer break (no pay).  and...we Thank God we were able to manage with my only working part-time.  

As things went on, my little girl missed sixty-two days of school this year because of asthma and respiratory problems due to environmental allergies (this year worse than last);  my husband, Thank God was also hired by the same school that employs me and teaches Calley~ kinda nice arrangement, huh?...  are you kidding?  No, that's not what I mean, It's cool all of us being there at one time or another.  But, seriously, life s a constant struggle... but who's complaining  ;)

With all that "said"... I also want to share with you that it took me nearly ten months to save for my phone!! Which also has a cool cover and a 8gb micro-sd card in it!  $350!! worth of savings down the toilet! NOT!!... so somehow I am compelled to get it back.

courtesy of Bing images
As I sit back and read what I have written so far... I have found IRONY in all of this... Irony?  you ask?... well the irony is that here I am basically fighting to get my phone back, and trying to teach a twenty-three year old a lesson in life ... and here I can't even have a relationship with my own son who is twenty-three years old, let alone teach him a lesson in life.

Irony, I tell you, Irony!

Did someone say something about chips or Leaving it to God?  I think that's a wonderful idea... as always I say a prayer for my sons and once again I will leave my relationship with my boys in His hands.  

By the way... IT'S BEEN FOURTEEN DAYS!!!  Love this "blogging" thing!

Blessings to all!

351 days / 50 weeks to go!!    

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 13 ~ YES!!! I Had to Go There!!

The last couple of days have been a blur!  I have been totally consumed with getting my phone back.  Especially since I figured out who it was that found my phone... and she refuses to give it back!   Really?   I mean.. REALLY??!!!

I took a chance this morning and sent a text to my new found friend to see if she had any luck convincing her friend to return my phone.  

(If you are reading my blog for the first time or you didn't tune in yesterday... I suggest you read Day 12 first so you know what the heck is going on.)

Bottom line I told Jane, who by the way has a heart of gold and should not be judged by her friend's actions, that the offer was still on the table.  I just wanted my phone back; its of no use to this girl, especially since its been reported stolen.  But to no avail her friend wants to keep my phone!!

Honestly, I even tried pulling at their heart strings.  Telling them that Calley's medical history and all her doctor's information is on that phone.  I also even told her about all of my family pictures on it.  Which is all true.  Nothing!  If you want to see a full transcript of the texts, click here.

Needless to say, I shared this with my friends on Facebook.  I needed ideas.  I wanted to teach this girl a lesson.  I needed help, and I needed to vent to my friends.  

Well my friends, between posting on Facebook [and receiving wonderful support and ideas from my friends,] and texting Jane the right questions, I took a chance and I found out who the girl was that took my phone.  Name, picture, city she lives in, and a list of over a hundred friends, and I found it all out on Facebook!! 

However... the more I was being told that my phone was NOT going to be returned... the more I became Blackberry obsessive... the more the wheels were turning.  Then I called to make an insurance claim to replace my phone, and I find out that the deductible to replace my bb was $100!!   

OK... THAT'S IT!!!  I had been nice long enough!  I told my Jane to let her friend know that she had just under three hours to return my phone to the "scene of the crime" or I was going to go VIRAL myself!  Well not in those exact words, but you get the picture.  :)

SOOOooo... 1:00pm came... and...

First, I filled out a police report online.  I really doubt they will do anything, even with a name and confession.  But I did it anyway, and will receive a police report number within seventy-two hours.  We'll see...

Then, I wrote a message, a plea if you will.  Check it out here.  I sent it to all of her friends on Facebook, well at least the ones that didn't look like "trouble" ~ if you get my drift. ;) 

I did get one response from a cousin.  She told me that they didn't talk, and with that, she also said that her cousin would not return the phone.  Then added that she needs to take responsibility for her actions, and that she was sorry.

Finally, I called the local news channel.  I know, I know!  AS IF!  lol!!  No, but really I did.  

You know it's not so much the phone, what am I saying, it is too!!  BUT more so, IT'S THE PRINCIPLE!!  This young lady who is the same age as my eldest son, 23, and who is a STRIPPER, (AND YES I HAD TO GO THERE!!!) needs to learn a lesson in human decency! among other things!!!  She must not really like herself to be so mean, and really needs a little faith in her life.

courtesy of Bing images
So to my wonderful friend who always knows exactly what I need to hear... is this pillory enough?   [Not to insult anyone because I had to look the word up myself - how's that for honesty?]   Definition of PILLORY. 1: a device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked.

Now the other side of the coin...

In my gut I have this feeling that I should just leave this to God, and maybe I should.  However, is stealing or not being honest alright with God?  I know the answer to that... it was just a rhetorical question...

Nonetheless, NoNE of this is okay!!  Not the $100 deduction, not my phone NOT being returned... the fact that out of nearly one hundred people that I have contacted because of this girl ONLY TWO PEOPLE have replied to me and have come across with having some respect, values and integrity.

Can I NOW say that she has STOLEN my phone?  What do they say about a woman scorned?  (Another rhetorical question- haha, attempt at humor)  FORGET THAT!!   How about a woman that has had her Blackberry stolen!!!

Blessings to all!!

352 Days to go.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 12 ~ Did I Make It? or Did I Mess My Goal Up?

Oh my gosh the last twenty-four hours have been weighing very heavy on me... I think I was handling Father's Day pretty good and then I discovered my blackberry missing.

After getting home from a long day of celebrating all the great dads that are in our family, I discovered that I couldn't find my phone.  I exhausted all avenues, looked high and low, dumped out my purse, called the grocery store and the pizza place... did it three times and then I had Dean look... we had nothing!  No one had seen or had turned in my phone.

Both Dean and I were calling my phone and nothing.  Then I decided to go online and check out if there had been any activity on my account... and viola!!  Two numbers I did not recognize on my account, phone calls and messages sent during the time I had been celebrating Father's Day and could not have used my phone.  I felt so violated!

I called my mobile carrier to confirm my findings, and to find out about the insurance on my phone... and I was right!  I'll have to wait to do something about the insurance on the phone, but for now I did shut it off, and reported it stolen!

Nonetheless all the unexpected CSI work took up time... next thing I knew I only had two hours to get in my Father's Day post on my blog before the day was over.  Without a second thought I immediately began on my blog... however, as I was writing I had a brilliant idea to text and call the numbers that were contacted.

Imagine this... time winding down to midnight and I received a response back from a young lady that knows who took my phone.  She began to tell me that the girl who had my phone was in her twenties and asked for her to lie to me. Let's call her Jane... Jane then told me that she was talking to me because I was being polite and she felt bad for me.

Talk about multi-tasking, I was trying to finish editing my blog and tug at Jane's heart all at the same time.  I was hoping to befriend Jane so she would get my phone back for me.  Only time will tell if it worked.

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First thing this morning I even offered to buy Jane and her friend lunch if they would return my phone "back to the scene of the crime," the pizza place.  Well the day is now more than half over and I have not given up hope.

Now as to my blog last night... not only was it a heavy subject matter, [Father's Day], and at the same time dealing with getting my phone back, but then when I finally hit PUBLISH POST the time had changed to midnight.  So did I make my post in time??? It officially posted Monday at 0:00 ...

My goal is to blog everyday for 365 days, did I totally mess it up last night by not getting it in by 11:59pm?  Well for as much as I feel as I may have failed... the perfectionist in me...  I am not going to give up that easy! ... the fighter in me!!

Blessings to all.

353 days to go!

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