Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hi Everyone ,

I am sitting in Ceder Rapids, Iowa .... I brought a friend up here to see his mom in the hospital..
Ceder Rapids is the sight of the 500 yr flood that hit earlier this year .
in spite of all of that i have found upbeat positive genially good people in the last few days.
courteous drivers oh a big one for me ... ( I often wounder if anyone read the same test book that I did ) so many people do for others and little simple every day things mean so much more here they seem to value there time and care when they see a friend it is a wonderful feeling to be around folks who have this high energy thankful out look on life ....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I have voted and am proud to say i have missed 2 votes scenes i was 18
one was for a funeral and the other for a birth both to far away to return to the poles both I was not prepared for and both were for local issue's ( still I wanted to vote) My Pop always sed if you leave the table hungry its you'r fault if you want work you will find it and if you don't vote don't complane..... I miss his wise words so I have done my best to instill the same in my now adult children I hope they voted as well
I am Native American and its like the last voice they have given me so I chouse to use it !

Monday, November 3, 2008

Help Me the in-laws have taken over

Hello All ,
If there is anyone there, I don't even think the friend that got me here has read this yet even though this is her idea. lol
any way my new delima wow
I have my in-law who is staying (Living) with us and she is very sick !! Well I am doing all that one can do, I have given up my home to her (literally) we now reside in our basement while they (2 kids as well )who don't mind, clean up ,or respect anything not theirs, enjoy a nice ( once a neat , and clean ) 3 bedroom home. Our dogs have been locked down here with us as well as our cat , and all I here is how I don't make her feel welcome, so here is my question at what point do I get to take my home back because out side of handing her my bank codes I don't know what else to do.
We cant have company or do the things that we would normally enjoy in our home, yet she expects more, now I know that grace is supposed to help me though this but 3 months later I find my self with no sympathy, grace and all the good karma i had built up my whole life is even gone ...
so if any one has any advice for one desperate in-law and the situation of (I pray) of my life time Please I need all the info I can get
I hope to here any suggestions thank you all

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

wow how this hit me ...

ok so I had to get gas today, and a thought crossed my mind as press the insde payment key and patiently awated the atendents ( atention ) imagen that. Well then it hit me how much controll this person had over my life at that moment. lolThink about it , gas light on need gas now moment when you have already pushed the limet .... only to be held hostage for how ever long it take for a person to press one lil button . then apley that to the place you had lunch, every time you stood in line at a store and even gave that friend a ride somewere only to sit and wait on them to return or take anouther place.....so now do you think we are in controll of our lives?

From a Friend

I have a very close Friend who keeps at me to blog with her... unfortunately I have given in after many hours (she'll say months) of constant blog blog blog , and I had given just about every excuse i could think of right down to the fact that i am dyslexic (true) and can not spell ... my friend (you know who you are ) never gave up . Well just last night we got together I having a very bad day and her facing her own world problems, had a lil vent party last night.
Well needless to say.. i guess we know who one. She told me that it is great release and that it is great to know that people did actual read your thoughts ( witch she assures me i have good one's) and respond to them in constructive way's ( not sure about that part *;* )
So here I go , starting my blog existence .. so to all who read thnx it is nice to know that I am not alone , and please for give my gram err and spelling ( I do try ) and I look forward to starting my new blog life with one of my very dearest friends , and hope to make more from being here.. So about me hmmmm ,

My name i Rikki ( i know I'm not supposed to give out that info but i am never fake or in hiding , and I like my name *;* ) I'm 38 Native American and try to be happy for all in the world.
I have 3 boys of my own ( lost count of how many I actual fed shelter and got though school )
my 3 are all raised and off in the world ( thank you greater spritit) 2 in school and my middle one just oh heck I don't know what he is thinking *;* he is my rebel and the most exciting ( keeps me on my toe's lol )
I try to have humor in all things and situation but have a breaking point as well .
I'm told that my laugh is unique and have been picked out of crowds by it ( I think there trying to say its annoying in a nice way thnx all *;* )
I have a home base business Ranakki Bags ( hence the screen name wink wink ) I custom design and create leather hand bags
I am a Widow now 8 1/2 yrs ( still miss him to this day )
and have had many life happing witch we all have had so nothing special about that except i do it with flair ( I hope ) I had a long time friend pass just recently and at his fun-eral ( it was a true wake ) it was read ...." Life is t to arrive at the grave rested and ready , but to be skidded into it sideways thinking holly cow what a ride !!" that pretty much sed it all to me anyway I hope that it is the way I am

Well I think that's it about me have just made my blog debut lol and Friend....( you know who you are ) thank you for leading me here... and to everyone else that may read this I hope never to offend or tic you off just to releese some thoughts some good some bad some happy and some sad.....and thank you all for reading me....

Be safe
Play fair
and Love much
this is my motto *;* Rikki