Archive for December, 2011

Memorial Fund for firefighter killed in line of duty

December 10, 2011

Hiyah gang!

I want to take just a moment of your time to ask, if you are able, to consider donating to the memorial fund for Joey King.  He was a member of the Davis Creek Vol Fire Dept and was killed in the line of duty last weekend.  I am an ex-firefighter and current board member for this department.      The unexpected death has caused quite a hardship for the family.  The department is doing all that it can for them, however, help would be gratefully appreciated.

Please send any donations for the family  or sympathy cards (for the family or the guys on the dept) to the following address:

Joe King Memorial Fund

Davis Creek-Ruthdale Vol Fire Department

1970 Oakhurst Drive

SoCharleston, WV  25309

Thank you! and thanks for your time.

hugs,    jo

Books I have read recently that left me feelin good!

December 7, 2011

I have been doin alotta rereadin….even though my TBR pile/list is 20 million miles high/long….*grin*   So, I decided to start whittling down the pile..HAHA!   Just read  Kim Dare’s DUCK!…luv’d it…made me boohoo somethin fierce but then Kim made it alright.  *grin*  Also, read Binding Santos by Charlie Richards….a demon and a gargoyle mate…it was HAWT! and a good short read…luv’d it! (oh and Perp, no BDSM so you are okay to read it).  Finally, got all the Symbiotic Mates books, that there are so far, read…they were wonderful….luv when Vamps and Weres get together…..sexy!  oh, and Solomon’s Pride Bks 1&2 were dee-lish…Ms Hawkes sure knows how to write bad guys…her bad guy vamps scare the crap outta me whenever they enter the room….Great reads!  and I am now reading Scarlet Hyacinth’s Spirit Wolves books…1&2 read…who doesn’t luv an m/m/m romance and throw in shifters….WOW!     I am a lousy reviewer but you cant go wrong with any of the above reads.  If you haven’t already read them that is!

Okay!  that’s enough for now…..BTW  I am doin fine….hair is cut very short and I have lost some weight…which doesn’t hurt….I just hate the diet program…hahahaha!  Still feelin so tired that I wanna sleep all day but I have been told that is “normal.”  Glad somethin in my life is normal…*snicker, snort*

Next time more reads….and we’ll chat a little more about what I am feelin with all that is goin on!  Betcha cant wait! *grin*  oh well, it helps me by writing it all out….

G’dnight my darlins!

Luv & hugs,   jo

Something I was never expecting

December 4, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:45pm (est)

Hiyha Gang!

I have been spending my days trying to figure out what I would tell ya’ll about here at “my place” *grin*   For the ones that have graced me with deciding to follow me….you poor people you….heehee….I wont go into all that you already know.  Suffice to say I am fighting a battle I never really thought I would ever hafta.  I spend my days with IVS and the porcelain sacrificial bowl….all while losing my hair…..my appetite….and falling asleep at the drop of a hat….which in itself is weird since I have always been, even diagnosed, a chronic inomniac….days and days without sleeping…..so thats weird.

However, today while I was contemplating just what to say here, how to get started…..I received a phone call…and here I may need to give some background so bear with me…..I am married, soon to be divorced, to a man who is a paid Captain of the local  City fire dept and the Chief of a Volunteer FD….for ten plus years I trained and ran calls with the fire dept….until multiple health problems put an end to that….however, I stayed involved by being elected to the Board of Directors as the Secretary/Treasurer and have been doing that for the last 15 plus years.  Now, with that groundwork layed out for you……back to today….

As I said, I was pondering just what I should talk about with ya’ll and not bore you to tears.  I rec’d an early more phone call that started a thinking spiral that I cannot stop…..The Chief called to let me know that one of our firefighters had died in the line of duty Saturday night/Sunday morning.   I was stunned I couldnt say a thing….my mind went blank….finally, I asked who….and when I was told I was again struck speechless and then I began to mutter over and over Oh my God, Oh my God……and then had presence of mind to ask what had happened.  It turns out he fell from a bridge…long story.   After ending that phone call, there have been several during the day (the dept has never had someone killed in the line of duty, not in all its 44 years)……

I begin to think of myself and my “problems” and I became ashamed….life can be taken so quickly and I have been given a chance to fight for mine and all I can do is whine about how tired I am, how I feel like a pin cushion, how I am tired of bleching….blah, blah, blah…..

This man died in a split second of time, no warning, no complaining, no second chance…….

So, I am going to be spending the next few days on the phone making arrangements, making decisions for a man who died with honor and dignity.

I only hope when my time comes I can do the same.

Sorry, for my “first” post to be depressing and sad but this man, and his family,  deserves your thoughts, prayers, etc……

I will try to be more jo like in the next post but this was something I was never expecting.

luv & hugs to all,

the jo