Saturday, December 18, 2010

The True Meaning of Chrismas

I needed this. A little perspective is always good.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas - Fall Out Boy Style

It is that time of year again. . .time to share the Fall Out Boy version of Jack Skellington's What's This?  For me, Christmas isn't complete without it!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

 Yes, I am one of THOSE people.  I *heart* Black Friday.  Really, I do.  I don't even have to buy anything to love it.  People watching is one of my favorite parts of this crazy day.  Oh, the things I have seen when I have been out and about in the middle of the night searching for the best deals out there for the Christmas season.  Memories have certainly been made on Black Friday.

One of my all time favorite memories was made at Target early one Black Friday morning.  People were going crazy for some televisions that were on their Early Bird Specials.  They had run out of the televisions, but luckily had more in the back.  The poor naive employee had NO IDEA of the chaos that he would cause as he wheeled out the pallet of televisions.  Seriously, it was like a mob scene.  He walked out with the pallet of televisions and like piranha on a piece of flesh, women were grabbing those televisions as though there were no more left in the entire world.  I just sat and watched.  I had no desire for a television, but the scene playing out in front of me was just too good to not watch.  Well, as the pallet got smaller and smaller, there were only about 3 televisions left on it and two women grabbed the same box.  One pulled one way, one pulled the other.  The larger of the two women ended up with the box in her arms, the smaller lady was still clawing at the box.  The larger woman sat the box down on the ground, sat on top of it, and crossed her arms with a stubborn stare.  HAHA!  HILARIOUS!  She was two years old again :)  

See, great memories.  Black Friday, I am sorry that I missing out on you today.   I will be back next year, that is for sure.  Maybe I should bring a video camera long, just to document the fine times :)

Happy Black Friday everyone!!! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Life As We Know It.

A friend and I went to see the movie: Life As We Know It.  I loved the movie.  It was corny and predictable, yet, heartwarming and fun.  If you haven't seen it, it is probably worth seeing.

Anyway, during the movie, I became infatuated  OBSESSED with their house.  Honestly, if there were such a thing as a perfect home for me, this would be it!  I LOVE it!

After the movie, I came home and did some digging to find pics of the house to share.  I also discovered that the home is for sale, and if I had a mere $1.5 million dollars laying around, that the home could be mine.  Oh, man!  If only I could win the lottery!  Haha!  Or, if anyone would like to donate to my cause of buying the perfect home, I would gladly accept donations.  Ha!  :)

Here are some pics:
Front of House
Family Room
Front Room
Breakfast Nook

Master Bath
The Real Kitchen
Kitchen Used in the Movie
Screened Porch
Back of House
 I wish I could pack my bags and move in TODAY!  If only!   Oh well, at least I can take some of the ideas used to decorate this perfect house and implement them in decorating my own home.  Then I can pretend that I have a house as perfect as this one ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


My blog is neglected.  Sometimes life just has a way of getting in the way of me writing down what is going on.  Kinda funny how that works. Other times I feel like I don't have anything important, funny, or interesting to say, so I don't write.  Then I remember, hey, this is MY blog, and I can write boring stuff if I want to!  :)

We moved our oldest son up north a couple of weeks ago.  He is getting settled and trying to find his place in the world.  He has a new job, and a new apartment.  I know he feels lost right now.  Such an awkward phase of life.  The first couple of years after high school left me feeling the same way.  Wondering who I was, and what I really wanted out of life.  He knows what he should be doing.  He knows where he should be right now.  Unfortunately, fear and doubt keep him from doing what he knows a boy his age and his religion should be doing at this point in his life. 

All we can do is hope that he is happy no matter what he decides to do in the future.  He isn't a bad kid.  In fact he is a pretty awesome kid.  He is a hard working and dependable kid.  He is well liked by his coworkers and his friends.  He is just stuck in that no man's land between being a boy and a grown man.  As I said, I remember that phase of life all too well.

I have decided that the hardest part of being a parent is watching your kids make some of the same stupid mistakes you made, and no matter how much you warn them, or how much you tell them you've been there, they STILL have to make the same stupid mistakes and learn from them.  It would be so much easier if they would just listen and learn from the mistakes their parents made.  Wouldn't it?

I wish my son would see the importance of a good education.  I don't want him to be like me; trying to juggle a family and college classes at the age of 40-something.  It isn't easy.  I would give anything if I had finished up my degree back before we started a family.  It would have put us in a much different situation than we are currently in.  A lot of things would have been easier the past 2 years if both my husband and I had gone to college and graduated.  Oh, man, how I wish my oldest son could see that!  Maybe he will.  Maybe, just maybe, he won't have to learn the hard way.

Even if he does learn the hard way, I guess the fact that he is learning and growing is the positive outlook on it.  At least he is a functioning and contributing member of society.  At least he has a family who loves him and supports him.  At least he is hardworking and reliable. 

I just wish he could see how much easier life would be if he would actually take the path that he knows he should be on, and that those choices would bring him more happiness than any paycheck he works so hard for right now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dear Laundry.

Dear Laundry,

Honestly, why do you hate me so?  How do you multiply yourself day after day?  Why is it that you are NEVER, and I mean NEVER complete? 

I have done all I can to keep you caught up.  I have given you your own special room (AKA The Laundry Room).  I have organized you, labeled you, and cleaned you. 

I have given you baskets of every shape and color. Some with liners.  Some without.  Some large.  Some small.  Some wicker.  Some plastic.  

I have bought the largest machines possible to wash you and dry you.  No matter what I do, you are always the thorn in my side. 

You leave me no choice.  Laundry today, or naked tomorrow.  Some days, I am not sure which would be the lesser of two evils.  

Why does it have to be this way?  Can't we just get along?


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do I REALLY Want To Do This???

Marathon Mania.  That is what I call it.  Every year we go and watch the local marathon from the 25.2 mile marker.  Every year I say, "Next year, I am going to run it".  Another year goes by, and I say it again.

I am seriously thinking that NEXT year, 2011, is the year.  Am I crazy???  Sometimes I think I may be.  Especially after I look at the pictures I took!  Oh well.  Crazy or not, if my body will hold up through all the training, I just might be one of these crazy people out there next year.  Or not!  ;)

The Barefoot Runner

LOVED that these two were running together :)  I like to call it, The Giant and The Midget.  HAHA!

This is what delirium looks like.


I SO wish that my son's chair hadn't been in the way of this one!  His cup hides the splatters in the gutter ;)

Wonder if this guy made it through BOTH marathons?  2 in 2 days is pretty amazing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Monday.

Mondays.  I wish I could say I liked them.  Right now, I just dread them.  Why???  Well, Mondays are my homework days.  It is just how it works out with my school schedule.  Monday is the day that I have open in my schedule to do all the work for the upcoming week of my six classes and practicum.  I kind of dread the EIGHT hours (sometimes longer) stretch of sitting at my desk and doing assignment after assignment. 

I guess there is a positive side to it though.  It means that during the week I only have an hour here or there that needs to be spent doing homework.  The only homework I have to do other than on Monday is if I need to study for a test, or to do an assignment that was sprung on me last minute.  When I think about it that way, I guess I should be glad for my Homework Marathon Mondays.  It helps not being so stressed out all week. 

Too bad a marathon day of doing laundry wouldn't mean that I was caught up on laundry all week!!!  ;) 

I really have to go.  I have papers to write.  Lesson plans to create.  Reading to do.  Oh, and laundry to be done.

Friday, October 1, 2010

5 Random Questions

1. Did you have a pen pal when you were little (or now)?  Where were/are they from?
Haha.  Actually I DO have a pen pal right now.  I have an elementary school student that I have to write to by email once a week.  It is for one of my college classes.  The elementary students are learning how to use email etiquette and so we were assigned to be their pen pals.

2. If you could do a different job for one day, what would it be?
Hmmm.  You know what, to be honest, I just want to be a Stay at Home Mom, again.  I really miss the days of being caught up on my housework and laundry.  I get so stressed out when my house is an out of control mess.  It has a direct correlation to me feeling like my life is out of control and my higher stress levels.  I am in school full time, so technically I don't work, but is sure feels like I have a full-time job! 

3. Do you remember your biggest fear from when you were little?
I always had a fear of someone being outside watching me through the windows when I was little.  I never wanted the curtains or the blinds to be open when it was dark outside for fear that someone was out there looking in.

4. What do you think is a waste of time? Why?
Definitely Facebook.  So why is it I get on there?  Not sure.  I certainly don't have time to be bored, so it isn't out of boredom!

Sometimes I feel like cleaning my house is a waste of time.  Especially when I can't keep up on it (which feels like just about everyday right now!).  It just makes me so upset to finally get caught up on it and then have it be messed up by the end of the day.  UGH!  Wish my kids could understand this.

5. What is the oldest item you have in your closet?
Um, that's easy.  EVERYTHING!!!  I haven't bought anything new in ages.  I really need to go shopping, but I keep telling myself that I don't want to buy new stuff until I lose 15 lbs.  Which at the rate I am going will be never!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is It Too Much to Ask???

Dear Denim Pant Makers,

I have been on the hunt for a pair of denim pants.  You would not think that this was a difficult thing to do; however, it is turning out to be quite a feat.  

You see, I am in desperate need of some new casual pants.  I have not replaced my 3 current pairs of denim pants since 2007.  Why do you ask?  Well, because it is like asking for a miracle to be able to find any that fit.

Is it too much to ask that I find a pair of pants that are not made for a teeny-bopper or a grandma?  Why oh why is there nothing in-between?

Is it too much to ask that I find a pair of pants that are not floods?  Yes, I have long legs.  I am proud to have them, but just because my length is a 34/36 does not mean that my waist is a 44, or on the flip side, an 18.

Is it too much to ask to find a pair of pants that are not so short-waisted  that my butt crack hangs out the top and my muffin-top hangs over the sides?

Is it too much to ask that the pants that you actually do design that are high-waisted don't have the ugly-small-high-granny pockets?  As I previously stated, I don't like my butt crack hanging out of the top of my pants, that is true; however, just because I don't want my butt crack hanging out of the top does not mean that I want the pockets so high on my pants that it looks like my butt is underneath my shoulder blades.

Oh, dear Pant Makers.  Why must you torture me so?  All I want is a pair of pants that fit me, yes, me.  Not my teenage daughter, not my mother, just little 'ol me.  Oh, and while you are at it, I would prefer not to pay $125+ dollars for said pants.  Is this really too much to ask?


Monday, September 27, 2010

Food for Thought.

Sometimes life gets a little bit crazy and we forget to remember the simple things. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skunks, Snakes, and Potty Words.

My youngest son went with me on my run tonight.  I am thinking I won't take him with me anymore.  He seems to bring me bad luck. The last time he ran with me. . .we ran into a skunk.  Tonight, it was a snake!!!  SHEESH!!! 

We were about 1 1/2 miles into our run, it was about 9pm, and it was very dark outside.  He was wearing one of those headband headlight thing-a-ma-bobs.  All of a sudden right underneath me in the middle of the beam of light was a snake!!!  I HATE snakes!  They creep me out!  So, I quickly stepped to the side, said a "potty word", and kept running.  I just really wasn't expecting for a snake to be in the middle of the road while I was running.  It freaked me out, and I am surprised I handled it as well as I did!!!

The rest of the entire run my son (who is only 10) kept saying, "Mom, why did you say that word? Hmmmm?  It wasn't like it was that big of a deal.  It was just a snake."  After apologizing for the ump-teenth time, I finally said, "Can you just forget about my potty mouth and keep running please???"  Haha.  I think I traumatized the poor little fella!  I guess he just isn't used to his mom using "potty words".  It just kind of slipped out!  I really didn't mean for it to.  The snake just took me by surprise and out popped the word!

Wonder what I am going to do next time he uses a potty word?  When I scold him for his use of the word,  I am certain he will remind me about my use of a potty word tonight.  Mother of the year award is coming my way, I am sure of that.  NOT!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy #17 to My Daughter!

I can't believe it has been SEVENTEEN years!!!  Wow! 
I hope you have a fantastic and wonderful seventeenth birthday!  
I love you!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Do YOU Use

Just wanted to pass the word along on my blog here about a fantastic promotion going on over at my Paisley Passions blog.  If you use or think you ever would, then you need to pop on over to my craft blog and check it out!

Click here to go to Paisley Passions Blog :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just Stuff.

As you can see, I haven't posted Homecoming pics yet.  I need to get around to doing that soon!  I got back late last night from my girls weekend at the Scrapbook Expo.  It is always a great weekend of staying up too late, eating WAY too much, laughing, talking, shopping, and scrapbooking with my friends.  I look forward to it every Fall and Spring.  So, glad I have a hubby who doesn't mind me sneaking away for one weekend every six months to hang out with my friends!

Now I am back to reality and know that school is waiting for me.  I have a ton of homework.  Lesson plans that need to be written, chapters that need to be read, papers that need to be written, and a presentation that needs to be prepared.  I am going to have a LONG day of playing "catch-up" tomorrow.  It was still worth it to spend the weekend having some fun :)

It was great to talk with my friend Joette this weekend.  She helped breathe new life into my desire to finish up in the Elementary Ed program.  I have been feeling very frustrated with some of my classes.  It honestly seems as though you never hear anything good about the public school system.  We are constantly told we won't get paid much, we have no freedom with our lessons anymore, the school system is broken, the kids are worse than they were in years past, we aren't going to be able to find jobs and if we do luck out and find a job, well, good luck keeping it.  It is frustrating and well, really quite depressing!  I am just so glad to have spent the weekend with Joette, who has been involved with the education system for about 10 years now, both public and private systems.  She told me about all the great experiences she has had and all the other opportunities that are out there for someone with a degree in Education.  It was a breath of fresh air and probably just what I needed to help push me through a little bit longer.  So, THANKS JOETTE!

This is the first week that we are back on our normal schedules.  The kids in school, me in school, and Bryan back to work after his knee surgery.  He is still on crutches, but, was able to drive himself back up to work tonight.  Our lives have been a bit topsy-turvey for several months now.  It will be good to get back on a schedule and just push forward until whatever it is that life can throw at us next!  :) 

One thing is for certain, our lives are NEVER boring!  :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My poor blog has been neglected as of late.  Sorry about that.  There really are quite a few reasons why actually.

*I am back in school full time.  It always puts my schedule into a bit a whirlwind the first few weeks when I am trying to get settled back into the swing of classes, practicum, and homework.  *My hubby had knee surgery.  It has been hard for him being so immobile.  I know that he is frustrated by the things he can't do on his own.  He will be on crutches for a month and then physical therapy and stuff after that.  *Last, my CRAFT BLOG.  It has taken off and grown by leaps and bounds lately.  Because of that, when I do have spare time, I seem to be over there taking care of things and not over here writing about what's on my mind.

Hopefully I will be back and posting normally when life gets a little less crazy!  I have some fun Homecoming pics to post of my daughter.  She went to the Homecoming dance last night and seemed to have a great time :)  I also have a trip to the Scrapbook Expo coming up next weekend that is sure to mean some fun pics are coming.

Enough for now.  Hope to be back later tonight or in the morning with the Homecoming pictures!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Last Weekend of Freedom.


I don't mean to sound like a party pooper, but I am SO NOT ready to start back to school next week.  I keep telling myself that the sooner I start, the sooner I can be DONE.  I know this.  Somehow it just isn't helping.  

I am not looking forward to a messy house, being behind on the laundry, feeling like I am stretched to my limits with all the places I need to be and all the things I need to do.  Being in school at my age with all of the other responsibilities I have isn't easy.  I am not going to lie and say that it is.  However, when I get that diploma in my hand. . .well, then it will be OH SO WORTH IT :)

I know that once I am back into the swing of things that being back in school won't be that bad.  It is just getting settled back into the routine of school that always makes me a little bit anxious.  After a week or two, all will be well I am sure.

On a side note, the binders and notebooks I embellished for school make me smile.  I had fun making them last night.  I am sure I will share their cuteness on my CRAFT BLOG soon :)

Okay, I am off to enjoy my last few days of freedom.  Lots to do.  Lots to organize, so I can start school next week feeling like all is well on the home front.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's The Dad Life.

This was so hilarious that I just had to share!  For anyone who is a dad, has a dad, or wants to be a dad, ENJOY :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Day of School Pics.

I am lucky to get these pics at all.  The kids are stinkers about it now.  They used to pose and have so much fun taking first day of school pics.  Now it is a quick stop by the front door and one click and done.  Oh well.  At least I have them :)
She thinks that she is all that and a bag of chips now that she doesn't have to take the school bus anymore :)  I remember those days. . .

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where did the Summer go?

Just got my kids off to their first day of school.  Hardly seems possible that Summer is over.  Wow.  Only two weeks until I start back to school too.  Not sure if I am ready.  Life gets so insanely busy when school starts.  Sometimes it seems like there is hardly time to breathe. 

I can't believe that I have one child who has graduated, TWO in high school, and one in intermediate school this year.  Even harder to handle, my baby just started his LAST year at the elementary school today.  Man, I am feeling old. 

I will post first day of school pics later :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Happy List.

Is it Friday already???  WOW!  This week seriously flew by!  I haven't even posted once since my Happy List last Friday! 

Here is my Happy List this week.

Running.  I have stuck to my 5K training schedule for two solid weeks with no slips ups!!!  YAY!  That makes me very happy.  It is a small thing, but I am determined to get back into shape :)

My Craft Room.  I am glad that I have had two solid days to work on my craft room so that it won't look like a tornado hit it anymore!
Photographs.  I LOVE pictures.  Well, I love taking them.  I HATE having pictures taken of me.  While I have been cleaning and organizing my craft room I have sorted through a TON of pictures.  They bring back such great memories.  I just love them!
My Label Maker.  Just labels in general really.  You see while I have been organizing my craft room, I have labeled everything and put everything in its place.  There is just something so satisfying to me about having things organized and labeled.  Is that weird???
What's on your Happy List this week???

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Happy List.

Is it really the end of the week already?  Wow!  Time once again to reflect on the week and write down a few things that are making me happy this week.

This Boy.  Oh this boy.  I wish I could bottle up his laughter and sell it.  When something makes him truly laugh, you can't help but laugh right along with him.  His laughter is so contagious.  Just thinking about his laugh makes my heart happy.

I took him to see Dinner with Schmucks today.  I don't know what made me laugh more. . .the movie, or him laughing at the movie.

Reflecting.  We have had a lot to reflect about lately.  Reflecting on the past while still moving forward to the future is sometimes a good thing.  It has helped me to realize that no matter how bad things seem, I can get through them.  Little by little.  Step by step.  The future is as bright as I want to make it.  No matter what is thrown my way, I can still choose to be happy.

Paint oh glorious paint!  I love you!  With just the swipe of a brush you can make old look new.  You can change the feel of a room.  You make my house a home.  You make me happy.  I know we just moved into our house, but I am ready to start adding a little pop of color here and there. 

The Praxis.  How could I not have posted this already???  Last month I had to take the Praxis test.  What is the Praxis?  It is a test that teachers have to take in order to be considered "highly qualified".  It is part of No Child Left Behind.  I took the test.  Waited the four LONG weeks for my scores and found out I PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS!  I am not thankful or happy about the Praxis, but I sure am happy I passed!

What is making YOU happy this week???
You can link up your own happy list here:

Dandelion Wishes

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dear Sir.

Dear Sir,

I am glad that you decided to take your wife/girlfriend/date to the movies. I do realize that the movie theater was semi-full.  However, I feel the need to tell you that for whatever reason in this world we have decided that it is common courtesy to leave one chair between yourself and a stranger.

Yes, I do realize that there are times when the theater is so packed that you cannot avoid the situation and you must sit right next to a stranger.  When this is not the case, please don't plop down next to a stranger and then use the arm rest that his/her drink is sitting in as though you own it.  Did your mother never teach you any manners?

You see dear sir, I only get to go see movies on a rare occasion because my hubby does not like to go.  So, when I do go to a movie it is a real treat.  I kind of like my personal space when it is possible.  If you by chance read this letter, please be aware of this and don't do it again.  Thank you.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Happy List

It is fun to join in on the Happy List each week.  It helps me to focus on things that are making me smile or bringing me some happiness each week.  Sometimes the things on my list are simple things that normally I wouldn't think about.  Sometimes they are deeper and more complex.  Either way, it is great to ponder the week and see what I come up with :)

On my happy list this week:

My Bucket List.  I finally started one.  I have always had a, "Things to do Before I Die" list in my head.  Now I have actually written it down.  It may change over the years.  I may add to it or take away from it as life goes on, but for now I am pretty happy with it. 

Burts Bees Peppermint Lip Balm.  I don't know how I would live without it.  It is simply the best lip balm there is.
My Scholarship!!!  I was awarded a scholarship that pays for my full tuition and fees from now until I graduate!  It is also a scholarship that actually follows you to other schools if something happens and you have to transfer.  I know I won't be transferring schools, but it is a pretty great perk to have!  I never thought I had a chance for the scholarship, I was SUPER excited when I got the letter in the mail.  No more relying on student loans to pay for the rest of my degree :)
That's my list this week.  What is making you happy???

You can link up your own Happy List HERE :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Things I LOVE Thursday.

(I am swiping this post from my craft blog PAISLEY PASSIONS and posting it here today.  Just because it made me happy to post it once, so it should make me twice as happy if I post it twice, right?)  ;)

Let's see.  What am I loving this week???  (I always feel I need to add a disclaimer here that says, yes, my family, home, food on the table, all that good stuff is ALWAYS on my list.  Even if I don't list them).

I am still LOVING that the Tour de France is on.  It will be over on Sunday.  *SIGH*  Now I don't know what I will do with my LONG HOT Summer afternoons when I don't have the Tour to watch :)
 I am loving that my Hubby didn't get hurt when he hit the deer with his car on his way out of town on Monday.  The car isn't so lucky.  At least my hubby was.
 I am loving that we planted three palm trees in our backyard.  We still need grass, a fence, and other stuff, but at least we got started!
 I am loving that I got started on my Craft Room Organization project.  I will love it even MORE when it is done :)  I will share pics of the finished project.  I promise!

What are you loving this week???


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fighting Back :)

Sorry for such a downer of a post yesterday.  It was just one of those days where it seems that nothing is going right.  It has felt like we have been picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off, just to get knocked back down over and over again.  The past few months have been bad, but honestly, the past 24 months haven't been great.

Yesterday I didn't feel like dusting myself off.  I felt like I was done fighting.  After some reflection and thought (and a few tears), I realized that no matter how bad things seem, I still have a lot going right.  So I am dusting myself off, strapping on my boxing gloves and moving forward.  I won't give up without a fight.
The car can be fixed.  My hubby is safe.  My son is healing well from his brain injury.  My daughter didn't get hurt in her accident.  My dad is doing well.  Our financial problems will work themselves out in time.  My middle son can go back to the doctor for more tests if things don't improve.  My husband has great doctors that will biopsy his growth and then tell us what needs to be done.  When I look at my problems in that way instead of how I did yesterday, it doesn't seem so bad. It all seems manageable.

A little perspective is a good thing.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Surrender.

I give up.  I surrender.  Seriously.  Enough is enough. 

What a Summer this has been.  A Summer I would rather put behind me.  I don't mean to be a Donna-Downer today for this post, but honestly, I need to vent.

Since May here are the things that have happened:

1.  My fourth child had to be flown by Life Flight to Primary Children's Hospital and have a week long stay there with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

2.  My third child is having blood-pressure issues that don't seem to be getting any better.

3.  My daughter backed my hubby's car into a truck.

4.  My father was rear-ended by a drunk driver and his truck was a complete loss.  He had a concussion and whiplash.

5.  MAJOR financial struggles because of a home we cannot seem to unload, hospital bills, car issues, all that fun stuff.   I won't give more details than that, but it has not been a good few weeks.  Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel soon for this one.

6.  My hubby being sent to a cardiologist last week for chest pains.

7.  My hubby having a growth on his knee that needs to be biopsied.  (An appointment for that in the next week or two)

8.  This morning my husband was on his way to work and hit a deer.  Major damage to the car.  When my phone rang at 5:45 am this morning, I knew it couldn't be good news.  He is fine though, thank goodness!

I have always believed that the struggles we go through in life are to help teach us something.  I am trying hard to learn whatever it is that I need to learn.  I am just hoping I can learn whatever it is I need to before anything else happens.  Please.

Waving the white flag here.  I surrender.  Things have to get better.  Right?

Now to put a smile :) on my face and pretend that everything is okay.  Because that's what I do, so that I can make it through another day :)

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Happy List.

What's on my happy list this week???

Well of course it would be this:
My hubby and my middle son and I, all look forward to watching the Tour de France every July. For those of you who wonder if I watch it even when Lance isn't in it, the answer is a resounding YES! :) I love the tour with or without him. (Even though it is a bit better WITH him!).

Migraine medicine is something I am grateful for this week.  When it is "that time of the month" for me (sorry if this is TMI, but it is my blog, haha!) I get HORRIBLE migraines.  I am actually suffering from one right now and it is a doosey!  So, I am HAPPY for medicine that helps with the pain.
I am also VERY grateful for central air conditioning this week.  We have had several days that have been 115 degrees this week.  It is HOT.  Thank goodness my house is cool.

Those are my top three this week. Of course I am always grateful for my hubby, kids, home, and all of that good stuff ;)

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