Tuesday, February 8, 2005

HI EVERYONE!

HELLO EVERYONE!

SOME OF THE GUYS AT KINTOCK HAVE ASKED JIMMY 'WHY DOES YOUR WIFE WRITE HER JOURNAL IN ALL CAPS?  DOESN'T SHE KNOW THAT IT IS CONSIDERED RUDE ON THE COMPUTER TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS...IT IS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING ...."  WELL, JIMMY EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I AM LEGALLY BLIND, AND CAN'T SEE THE SMALL PRINT VERY WELL..........AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, I DID MY LAST ENTRY IN PRINT THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSSED TO BE....BUT GUESS WHAT!  IT REALLY WASN'T ME, AND IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO WRITE IT, AND GET IT "JUST RIGHT."  ....AND EVEN AT THAT, WHEN I READ IT OVER, IT IS JUST NOT ME!............SO, I'M SORRY, ALL OF YOU OUT THERE IN J-LAND, WILL HAVE TO PUT UP WITH ME AND MY LARGE PRINT!..............

WHEN I SIT HERE AND WRITE AN ENTRY, I NEVER EVEN THINK AHEAD OF TIME JUST WHAT I WILL WRITE ABOUT....IT KIND OF JUST FLOWS OUT OF ME.......MY THOUGHTS FLOW OUT AND I TYPE THEM.......I REALLY DON'T PLAN ANYTHING..........WHAT I WRITE, IS JUST WHAT I AM THINKING AT THE TIME!.................I ALSO HAVE BAD NEUROPATHY OF BOTH HANDS....THAT IS NERVE DAMAGE...SOMETHING ;LIKE ARTHRITIS, SO I ONLY TYPE WITH ONE FINGER!.......I AM UNABLE TO TYPE WITH BOTH JHANDS ON THE KEYBOARD.......AND SO. THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!

MY 2 E-ZINE ARTICLES WHICH I WROTE 2 WEEKS AGO, ABOUT 'PRISON WIVES,'   CAN NOW BE FOUND ON GOOGLE....LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE READING THEM, AND I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED AN "EXPERT AUTHOR" BY THEM!.............I THINK LATER I MAY WRITE A 3RD ARTUCLE, TITLED....."HOW TO MAKE LOVE SURVIVE, DESPITE PRISON WALLS.".............THERE ARE A LOT OF TIPS I CAN GIVE........AND I'LL DO IT AS A TRIBUTE AND CELEBRATION OF VALENTINE'S DAY!.........IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, YOU SHOULD GO BACK AND READ LAST YEAR'S ENTRIES ABOUT "VALENTINE'S DAY."........I WROTE ABOUT ST. VALENTINE, WHO WAS PUT IN PRISON, BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN "MARRYING " PEOPLE WHO WERE IN LOVE........AND HE DID IT SECRETIVELY, AND GOT IMPRISONED BY DOING IT........THE PRISON WARDEN HAD A BLIND DAUGHTER, AND SHE WOULD GO VISIT ST. VALENTINE IN PRISON........AND THEY FELL IN LOVE.............AND HE WOULD READ TO HER............IT IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL STORY...........LOVE, LOVE, AND MORE LOVE!.......THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!...............IF JIMMY AND I CAN SHED A LITTLE LIGHT ON PEOPLE, AND MAKE THEM UNDERTAND THE IMPORTANCE AND VALUEOF LOVE, THEN WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A MISSION IN OUR LIFE............AND WE LIKE TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS!............SO COME ON, EVERYONE1....PREPARE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY AS IT QUICKLY APPROACHES!..........JIMMY HAS ALREADY SENT ME 7 CARDS, AND I'LL SEND HIM THE SECOND ONE TODAY!.........(HE CARRIES THE FIRST CARD I SENT HIM AROUND WITH HIM, AS I PUT LITTLE NOTATIONS IN IT THAT PERTAIN TO US!)

  JUST TO KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE, ABOUT THE "KITCHEN INCIDENT," THE OTHER NIGHT..............WELL, JIMMY WENT TO THE KITCHEN AT 3AM, TO START HIS USUAL JOB OF COOKING FOR THE GUYS........WELL.MUCH TO HIS DIMAY, HE FOUND THE PLACE A MESS!......THE RESIDENTS WHO WERE HAVING THE PARTY WERE SUPPOSSED TO CLEAN UP THE POTS AND PANS AFTER THE PARTY, AND THEY DIDN'T!.....IT TOOK JIMMY AT LEAST AN HOUR TO CLEAN UP THE MESS BEFORE HE COULD START COOKING...............AND AS YOU KNOW, JIMMY JUST LOVES EVERYTHING CLEAN.....HE REMINDS ME OF 'MR. CLEAN!"

  TODAY JIMMY WENT OUT ON MORE JOB INTERVIEWS....HE WILL KNOW FOR SURE LATER THIS WEEK IF THEY ARE APPROVED.........I FOUND SEVERAL JOBS FOR HIM ON THE COMPUTER, AND GAVE THEM TO HIM ON THE PHONE........JOBS IN "PEP BOYS,' "GOOD-YEAR,"...AND SEVERAL MORE.......WELL, MUCH TO MY DISMAY, THEY WERE NOT APPROVED..............AND SO THE SEARCH GOES ON..........AT THIS POINT, I MUST LAUGH!......AND NOW, PLEASE UNDERSTAND , I SAY THIS WITH HUMOR......"WHERE OH WHERE IS THIS PERFECT JOB FOR MY HUSBAND?!".........SOMEWHERE THE PERFECT JOB EXISTS............I JUST CAN'T GET OVER IT............HE IS OVER-QUALIFIED FOR EVERYTHING.......WELL, THAT'S WHAT IT IS WHEN YOU ARE A "GENIUS."...........(he hates me to say that!)...............AND SO, I GUESS, WE WON'T BE TOGETHER AGAIN, THIS YEAR FOR THE THIRD YEAR, ON OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, APRIL 29....BECAUSE THE TIME IS MOVING QUICKLY, WITHOUT ANY SUCCESS OF GETTING A JOB.........PERSONALLY, MY OPINION IS, THAT IT "DEFEATS THE PURPOSE" of A "WORKING HALF-WAY HOUSE."...........SOME ONE IN THAT INSTITUION SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP JIMMY IN GETTING A JOB ON THE OUTSIDE..........SEE HOW UNFAIR IT IS TO THE LOVED ONES WHO WAIT AT HOME..........THERE I GO ON MY SOAP-BOX AGAIN!

.................BYE FOR NOW!...........JIMMY WILL CALL ME SOON!.....................................love,   fran

 

6 comments:

p00kie2323 said...

wow i always write in caps lock i just like it big and bold o well i do nto think it really matters what others think you write in caps and be bold hope he finds a job soon --p00kie

barbpinion said...

Write however you need too. Hugs. *Barb*

sugar1337 said...

I actually like the all caps...easier to read.  Sorry he is having such a hard time finding a job....what do they consider appropriate jobs anway?

kimbellina1957 said...

HI FRAN,,,,,,,
I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR JOURNAL FOR A LIL BIT, BUT HAVENT HAD THE TIME TO LEAVE YOU A COMMENT TIL NOW. FIRST OF ALL, LET ME SAY THAT JIMMY SURE IS LUCKY TO HAVE YOU, AND I CAN TELL THAT YOU LOVE HIM VERY VERY MUCH.
BEING IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS FOR MANY YEARS, I HAPPENED TO WONDER WHILE READING THIS ENTRY IF YOU HADNT TRIED ANY RESTAURANTS FOR A JOB FOR YOUR HUBBY? I KNOW THAT STEAK N SHAKE RESTAURANTS HIRE PEOPLE THAT HAVE RECORDS OR HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED,AS THEY GET A TAX CREDIT FOR HIRING THEM.
HOPE THIS HELPS HON. :)GREAT JOURNAL FRAN, AND I WILL BE BACK TO READ AND COMMENT MORE REAL SOON. :)

crystalmoon222 said...

dear Kim....thanks for such a nice comment!...i'LL LET JIMMY KNOW ABOUT STEAK AND SHAKE....I'M NOT SURE IF THAT RESTAURANT IS HERE IN NEW JERSEY....HE HAS APPLIED IN PIZZARIAS AND DELI'S, AND THEY WERE DENIED...THE PROBLEM IS SO MANY FACTORS....THE PLACE OF THE JOB HAS TO BE APPROVED BY KINTOCK, THE HALF-WAY HOUSE...LOTS OF PLACES REFUSE TO HIRE DUE TO PAST PROBLEMS WITH RESIDENTS.....FOR EXAMPLE, THE JOB CAN'T BE AT THE SHOPPING MALL..........ALSO, JIMMY HAS TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, SO IT HAS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO HIM....THE HALF-WAY HOUSE IS IN SORT OF A REMOYE AREA, AND THE BIG TOWNS AND CITIES ARE 1/ 2 HOUR TO 1 HOUR AWAY............I BELIEVE IT IS THE SAME HERE, THAT THE BUSINESSES GET A TAX BREAK TO HIRE RESIDENTS......THANK AGAIN FOR READING MY JOURNAL!...JIMMY OWNED A FEW RESTAURANTS IN HIS LIFE, AND IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH IT ALL...(I JUST REMEMBERED, TO BE APPROVED, THE RETAURANT CANNOT SERVE LIQUOR)........ALSO, HE HAS A SPECIAL "FONDESS" FOR RESTAURANTS, AS HIS MOTHER WAS A VERY HARD-WORKING WAITRESS HER WHOLE LIFE, AND SO HE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR WAITRESSES.................LOVE, FRAN

ginskia said...

Hi Fran,

I once left a comment before around the holidays.  I now have had a chance to read your journal from beginning to end.  Yes I really did all the flipping back and fourth and it was worth the read.  I am very impressed at how you are holding up since it is the hardest thing to do.  I am very sorry that this happened to you and Jimmy.  Both of you are lucky to have each other.  It is a match made in heaven the way I read it here.

Even though I am not a prison wife, you and I have some things in common.  Also there is nothing wrong in writing a caps in your journal.  I write big in my journal since I don't like small print.

There has to be a job out there for Jimmy.  These people who say he is over qualified.  Well, in my opinion when employers use that term, I think it is a cop out and a flimsy excuse for them not to hire that person.  To me there is no such thing as over qualified.

If you ever want to talk, I am here.

Hugs,
Anita
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