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Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Top 100 songs the year I Graduated highschool :)

i saw this on Amy's Blog No, not my sister Amy a lady who has commented on my blog frequently, and i am enjoying catching up on hers!

You should try this what a flash back! OI!

Just go HERE and type the year you graduated in the Search box

Top 100 Songs of 1995

** I put my personal Faves of the time in BOLD**

1. Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
2. Waterfalls, TLC
3. Creep, TLC
4. Kiss From A Rose, Seal
5. On Bended Knee, Boyz II Men
6. Another Night, Real McCoy
7. Fantasy, Mariah Carey
8. Take A Bow, Madonna
9. Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days), Monica
10. This Is How We Do It, Montell Jordan
11. I Know, Dionne Farris
12. Water Runs Dry, Boyz II Men
13. Freak Like Me, Adina Howard
14. Run-Around, Blues Traveler
15. I Can Love You Like That, All-4-One
16. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?, Bryan Adams
17. Always, Bon Jovi
18. Boombastic / In The Summertime, Shaggy
19. Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Nicki French
20. You Gotta Be, Des'ree
21. You Are Not Alone, Michael Jackson
22. Hold My Hand, Hootie and The Blowfish
23. One More Chance-Stay With Me, Notorious B.I.G.
24. Here Comes The Hotstepper, Ini Kamoze
25. Candy Rain, Soul For Real
26. Let Her, w Hootie and The Blowfish
27. I Believe, Blessid Union Of Souls
28. Red Light Special, TLC
29. Runaway, Janet Jackson
30. Strong Enough, Sheryl Crow
31. Colors Of The Wind, Vanessa Williams
32. Someone To Love, Jon B.
33. Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie and The Blowfish
34. If You Love Me, Brownstone
35. In The House Of Stone And Light, Martin Page
36. I Got 5 On It, Luniz
37. Baby, Brandy
38. Run Away, Real McCoy
39. As I Lay Me Down, Sophie B. Hawkins
40. He's Mine, Mokenstef
41. December, Collective Soul
42. I'll Be There For You-You're All I Need To Get By, Method Man-Mary J. Blige
43. Shy Guy, Diana King
44. I'm The Only One, Melissa Etheridge
45. Every Little Thing I Do, Soul For Real
46. Before I Let You Go, BLACKstreet
47. Big Poppa / Warning, Notorious B.I.G.
48. Sukiyaki, 4 P.M.
49. I Wanna Be Down, Brandy
50. I'll Make Love To You, Boyz II Men
51. Dear Mama / Old School, 2Pac
52. Hold On, Jamie Walters
53. Keep Their Heads Ringin', Dr. Dre
54. The Rhythm Of The Night, Corona
55. Roll To Me, Del Amitri
56. Scream / Childhood, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
57. Freek'n You, Jodeci
58. I Wish, Skee-lo
59. Believe, Elton John
60. Carnival, Natalie Merchant
61. You Don't Know How It Feels, Tom Petty
62. Back For Good, Take That
63. Tootsee Roll, 69 Boyz
64. You Want This-70's Love Groove, Janet Jackson
65. Tell Me, Groove Theory
66. Can't You See, Total
67. All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
68. This Lil' Game We Play, Subway
69. Come And Get Your Love, Real McCoy
70. This Ain't A Love Song, Bon Jovi
71. Secret, Madonna
72. Player's Anthem, Junior M.A.F.I.A.
73. Feel Me Flow, Naughty By Nature
74. Every Day Of The Week, Jade
75. The Sweetest Days, Vanessa Williams
76. Short Dick Man, 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette
77. Brokenhearted, Brandy
78. No More "I Love You's", Annie Lennox
79. You Used To Love Me, Faith Evans
80. Constantly, Immature
81. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, U2
82. 100% Pure Love, Crystal Waters
83. Ask Of You, Raphael Saadiq
84. Sugar Hill, Az
85. Good, Better Than Ezra
86. Brown Sugar, D'angelo
87. Turn The Beat Around, Gloria Estefan
88. 'Til You Do Me Right, After 7
89. 1st Of Tha Month, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
90. Like The Way I Do If I Wanted To, Melissa Etheridge
91. I Live My Life For You, Firehouse
92. Dream About You-Funky Melody, Stevie B
93. Cotton Eye Joe, Rednex
94. Thank You, Boyz II Men
95. I'll Stand By You, Pretenders
96. I Miss You, N II U
97. Give It 2 You, Da Brat
98. Best Friend, Brandy
99. Misery, Soul Asylum
100. Can't Stop Lovin' You, Van Halen

Monday, April 23, 2007

On a Lighter note ......

We went shopping on Saturday to replace all the food i threw out due to no power in my fridge and freezer form sunday night to Wednesday morning :P What better place to restock than BJ's? ahh yes, the home of 5 gallon pails of Mustard ... vats of salad dressing ...and of course BIG GiANT bags of frozen Honey BBQ wings for dinner :)

Also, with this new found FED-ness, Warm air was brought into Vermont. WARM AIR!! And SUNSHINE. Yup, 70 degrees and better for 3 days so far, glorious weather ..... awww .... aren't the offspring so cute? :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Paradigm Shift

The term "paradigm shift" has found uses in other contexts, representing the notion of a major change in a certain thought-pattern — a radical change in personal beliefs, complex systems or organizations, replacing the former way of thinking or organizing with a radically different way of thinking or organizing:

Pre-Columbine ... School violence was a couple of punches thrown in the hallways over a girl or a game.
Pre-911...... Airplanes in the sky were white noise
Pre-Parenthood ..... Multi-tasking was a fun trick

Pre-April 16th 2007..... Wind was neat, and wind was white noise, and wind meant the storm was near over ......

Around 730am in the morning my best friend called me in a panic, asking if we were ok , if we had seen any funnel clouds.

Funnel Clouds?!?!
Let me set this up for you. Sunday night the forecast was calling for 20" of wet heavy snow, and most likely widespread power outages. So i filled up pots of water, dug out the candles and flashlights, made sure babies were bundled up, cracked open my window and went to bed.
I recall waking up around 3am to the "sound" of no power, but what really caught my attention was how strong the wind was. it was blowing my curtains HORIZONTAL! I thought .."Wow, major snow storm, probably aught to close the window."
So, What in the world was Jenny talking about? Looking outside didn't yield too many clues except, WHERE was all the snow? The Wind was whipping, it was rushing like a freight train, why dint we have power? Did a tree fall on a line somewhere?
The better question is .... Did a tree NOT fall anywhere :P this first picture ( taken with my cell phone ) is why i had no power :P well ..mostly why i think *LOL* this is a mile east of my house.

This could have been another reason on the north side of my house
I went up to the older part of town where it was said to be a warzone, looking to see how My uncles family house fared ....


These are the kinds of scenes i was seeing the closer i got, but ... although i didn't get a picture, It was THE ONLY house on Temple street that looked untouched. Not a limb on the lawn not one of the old tall pines looked different at all. It was a little scary really, but i laughed pretty hard. Even her Tulips on either side of the walk were still perfect and perky. :)



This was Killington Ave. A Main artery of travel in Rutland ..impassable, must find a way around. :P

This is the house across from our church, the house seemed OK, but umm yeah ...messy.

Our church was spared damage , the parsonage next door got a little roof damage, but nothing bad, and it was due for replacement anyway. Al our antennas, satellite dish, HUGE trees next to the parking lot, all in tact ... Miracle :) .... ohh, but our telephone pole was shaky it seems, at least thats all we can figure about the CVPS truck tied to the pole and holding it up :P

And this would be Jenny's house, off of stratton, another major raod in Rutland, this neighborhood, and nearby blocks got hit the worst it seems, and MAN what a mess!!
I didnt get hit nearly as bad, lost some fencing we were hoping to have taken down anyway .... and my son's house was Literllay, Blown to the four winds. yuh Blown apart in 4 different directions ... very odd. :P

this was down on Dorr drive, and um they got hit pretty bad too ... i am sure most of these people still have no power.



So, yeah, thats how my week has been so far, wind to me now is NOT white noise, it gives me goosebumps. Trees swaying in the wind, not quite so pretty. :P
It has been rough, camping at my in laws, then finding out out their water supply was depleted and no one knew the power was out on the pump. Having people displaced, cold, wanting warm water, home cooked food, their own beds, and then kids in amongst that, not knowing what to think or why they keep getting shuffled around, or driven in the car all day to stay warm, and find something to do.
Jenny still has no power in the middle of the city, obviously im back up and running, so i can help with laundry and stuff, but it's rough. Today we have sunshine, and more and more crews keep showing up to speed up the process of getting the lights on. No one was killed or even hurt so far in this whole thing, people are helping people, neighbors and strangers all pitching in ... It's a REALLY cool thing. All in All it could have been ALOT worse. Kids were on spring break, so no buses ran. Shelters went up fast, emergency food services, its awesome.
Then I read about the atrocities in Blacksburg Va. What a horrific event! One of my best buds went to school there, and his whole family has ties to the school now. It hurt me inside to think of how that day must have been for the Hokies. My heart goes out to them!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Everybody needs the same Jesus

Yes this weekend was a whirlwind, with Easter, being such a huge holiday for me ... and the fact that sunday was full of food and family all congregating on my house all day long. :)

But it was more than that .... this weekend has sent me into this train of thought that is most cool, so i hope i can share it without muddling it all up.

This time of year my mind tends to drift back several years to a spring i dont much talk about or address. Not that i have it crammed down inside of me and it hasn't been dealt with, i just don't like to "play that card" unless it's really necessary. I am pretty sure that whole thing is in the 2nd or 3rd post of my blog.
This weekend, i have dealt with the death of a friend i met online, a saint in every aspect really. An innocent child, who loved her Jesus so intently she knew her angels name, and would tell us about it, and about how excited she was to go meet her Saviour, and how she hoped we wouldn't cry too long, but know she was happy, and smiling, and finally running barefoot in the rain .... sigh ....
I have seen the promise of a dear friend possibly seeing her life as it is, and realizing she needs to do an abrupt 180 before she's is lost for good.
And the old Haunt is back. He always comes back this time of year, in a scent, it's soo weird ... impossible to rid my house of. It sticks, and doesnt go away. It's so unexplained, and i don't wait for it, it creeps up on me i start smelling IT, like cigarettes and weird cologne..... every year. It gets better though, it used to paralyze me, then it just scared me senseless, now, it reminds me of Amazing Grace.
Where am i going? All three things lead back to my main thought. We ALL need Jesus, THE ONE and only Jesus, for all our struggles.
Maple needed Him to give her hope in her painfull illness. To give us all a glimpse of what eternity might look like.
My dear sister in Christ Needs His forgiveness, and needs ours too, she needs US to be forgiving and gracious. Like Jesus.
My haunt ..... that needs Jesus, to remind me how beautiful I am to Him. To remind me of my blessings, to remind me of the beautiful husband i have. and as i heard tonight in Bible Study, to remind me "HE gets it" see i can talk your ear off about what i've been through, about how my life changed, and you may THINK you understand. But JESUS, He Gets it! He knows my pain, my mind, my heart, my hurts ..... He went first .... He can heal my heart ....He was the only reason i could grant that person forgiveness. He is the only reason i am who I am.
He knows YOU too. He gets what YOU went through .. whatever it is, or was, or will be. Jesus already went through it, He GEts YOUR struggle. He can help you too! ...... face it people .... we ALL Need the same Jesus!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Thank God it's Friday!



no really! If Not for this particular Friday, we'd all be doomed! All minor calendar details and such aside, Christians of our century as a whole agree that today is Good Friday, the day we celebrate Death.
I'm making Easter bread today, as is tradition in the Doenges Family, and as Mom D. pointed out, she always makes it on Good Friday, as a reminder of the day, since the bread must rise once, get beaten down, then RISE AGAIN. =D cool huh?
Thank God for this day! Happy Easter to you all!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"Doo doo dooo Lookin' out my front door"


Welcome to Vermont .... as soon as you think it's safe to put up the cute spring sign ....... you wake up to THIS kind of madness.
It all comes with the terrain .... some of you may be shocked, but me ... im just laughing ... Thank goodness i made sure to buy WARM spring outfits for Easter ... o.- i know how spring works up here! LOL