Friday, November 19, 2010

November 19th, 2010

It's a VERY cold morning this morning. I need to get out of my nice warm bed and get my booty to the gym. I have a very busy day today, but can't start any of it til I get my workout done.

I have lots of running around town today. So my son and I will get it all done. Hubby is working his 10 hrs, then picked up an OT shift til 10 tonight. So I'll be working on my FILs afghan putting it together. I finished up the 48 squares a few days ago. They are 2 toned. 24 of each of 2 color schemes. Going to be very nice once together. The part I hate is putting the ends in all the squares first.... ugh... my plan is to get that part done tonight so that I can start actually putting it together this weekend.

Going to take my son to see HP7 as well today. We've seen all of the movies on opening day, so we're not going to miss today!

We're going to put up our outside decorations tomorrow. Supposed to be in the 60's and no rain, so perfect weather for it. Believe it or not...we've got possible snow on hand for next week!! Wow!

Okay...hope you all have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17th, 2010

Good morning my friends.

I have come to the realization that in this world there really is only ONE thing that is always a constant. GOD! And that's not the fault of people. We are human. We make mistakes, we say something unkind, we do something that we don't realize hurts others. But, there is also so much GOOD in our lives. The family that we would die for and know they would for us too. The friends that God has put in our paths whether for a short time or a lifetime. They are all there in our pathways to lead us to where we are supposed to be going. They are also there to help us get through our good and bad situations as well.

Since moving to MO I can honestly say that I don't have anyone here (yet) that I can truly call a friend. I have aquaintances and wives of my husband's friends. But no one that I can sit and just shoot the gab with. I realize how much I miss that. I know we've only been here a short time and that it will come eventually. In the meantime, I've been growing in my walk with God again. And that's always a good thing for anyone. God is ever so faithful. He is never ending. He is CONSTANT.

Tomorrow I register for my classes. And therefore start my journey to being a Physical Therapy Assistant. I will graduate in May or June of 2013. I am looking forward to learning again. I took the test to see where I'd start with my English classes...I aced it with a 99% score! I had already gotten a 4.0 in college intermediate algebra, so I don't have to take any math classes. Although I LOVE math! :0)

I had a fantastic past weekend with my husband and my father-in-law. We drove over 1700 miles to Alabama and back. We went to the Alabama college game (RTR!) and then the following day we went to my husband's cousins house. My FIL really wanted to see his nephews and nieces, but the nieces didn't show up. They have been leading a life away from God and drugs and they were too ashamed to see their uncle. Even though it may be the last time they got to see him. That saddened me so very much.

Got my 45yo full blood panel and 'privilege of being a woman' exam done this past week. lol Blood panel came back great. Will have to wait awhile to get the results from the other back. I need to make my appt for my mammogram today as well. My doctor told me I'm in very good shape for my age (was she implying I was old? LOL). That I took very good care of myself. I told her I try very hard to do just that. I also got my flu shot yesterday and my blood drawn for my 3 month check-up on my thyroid. So, in other words, I got poked and prodded in EVERY possible way yesterday. Glad this is another day for sure! ;0)

Just thought I should clarify that I DO have wonderful online friends. The ones that have been faithful and close to me all these years (and you know who you are) I cherish very much. I couldn't have made it through some of the things that I did without you. THANK YOU!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31st, 2010


Yes, I know it's been about 6 weeks since I posted. I got VERY ill and stayed that way for almost 6 weeks. I got some weird intestinal virus that just wreaked havoc on my system. the middle 2 weeks were the worst. I lost 12 pounds in those 2 weeks. I went to the doc at that point and she said I was badly dehydrated and my body was in starvation mode. No duh! lol So, I got put on Pedialyte and had to give some samples that if I NEVER have to do that again it will make me VERY happy!! lol All tests came back negative. I have to say that this week is the first week that I actually felt back to 'normal'.

I met with a personal trainer *Ron* and he tried to break me! hahaha Seriously he did. He told me so! I met with him for an hour a bit over a week ago. He worked EVERY single muscle in my body. The following day I could barely walk. I slept on a heating pad for my abs for 3 nights too. lol But, now I can do the workout every day. I took today off as I've decided to start taking one day off a week for recovery. I'm already seeing a difference in the definition on my legs and arms. I had lost all my weight, but now wanted to finish tighting and toning up. My hubby did some of my leg work that I've been doing and he was sore for 2 days! He said he had sympathy for me before, but had renewed sympathy now. And that he was going to start doing the leg work with his workouts too. :0)

Hubby and I are going to an AF dinner next weekend. I got to go buy a new dress (nothing fits me) and I love it! I even went down another 2 sizes from a 10 to an 8. I could have fit into a 7 pretty easily, but my chest wouldn't fit into it. LOL I'll post pics from it as they are to have a professional photog there. Hubby will be in his dress tux...Oooo lah lah! LOVE my man in uniform!

So, candy is ready...decorations are up....pumpkins carved...son in costume... I'm ALL READY for Halloween!!

Have a good one!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

Afternoon everyone. It's a beautiful day here. Upper 70's I believe will be the high for today. It's a bit humid after the BAD storm we got last night. The sky was lit up all night with the lightening. Thunder seemed to go on forever at a time. But, it's one of the things I love about here. We do get some gnarly storms. I don't like the tornado warnings, but I do love the storms. :0)

I finished my MILs afghan for Christmas. Now I'm working on one for my FIL. His is 48 squares sewn together. I started it the other night and have 5 squares done so far. They are easy and I have done one or two a night. That makes it enjoyable. lol Using dark and light blue yarn for it.

Other than that, spending a few days with the hubster that he has off. Nice when they are during the week.

Starting homeschooling on Monday with my son. We've been trying to get all of his schooling things so that we can start. Finally think we're ready!! YAY!

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sept 10, 2010

Wow... has it REALLY been that long since I've blogged? Well, in my defense I HAVE been a busy bee since moving to MO.

I've been painting inside the house, trying to adjust to living in a new environment and getting to know the city as it's MUCH bigger than the one I came from.

I came across a contest from someone that I follow on Facebook and thought I'd share with you. Here's the link:

Creative Crochet: International Crochet Day Giveaway

As for me...I've been crocheting on a very pretty afghan for my MIL. It's our first married Christmas together and I really wanted to give my in-laws something special. So, after I finish myMILs I will start on one for my FIL too.

Well, until next time my friends...hopefully it won't be 3 months this time. LOL

Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28, 2010

Hello everyone!! We made MO at 2am Tuesday morning (the 22nd). It's been a whirlwind since as we've had either my brother or our niece with us. I've done LOTS of driving in the past week plus and have even more to do end of this week to take our niece home. But she's a good kid and SO worth it!

We LOVE being here (minus the humidity of course). Love living in the same house with my husband. LOL We've lived apart for long enough.

I'll update as I can.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19,2010

Today is the day we head off for our new life! We'll be taking off in a bit over and hour. Showers and breakfast needs to happen. And I need to pack up my Mom's china and get computers and tv's put in the back of my Yukon. I don't trust them in the moving truck.

I'm so excited to be finally going to live on a permanent basis with my husband. He is the love of my life and he also loves me like I've never been loved before. Can't wait to get there.

It's also bittersweet as my daughter isn't coming with us. She's staying here with her Dad. But I can't blame her. It's her senior year coming up and I didn't have the heart to make her move. My parents did that to me and I hated it!! But, she'll be coming out to us a month from tomorrow. :0)

Off we go! Any and all prayers would be appreciated for traveling mercies and safety for us on the 2000+ journey across the US.

Thank you my friends!

Friday, June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

Well, today is our last day in Oregon. Only a handful of people I'll miss from here.

I'm SO ready to start a new life with my husband and family.

Today we are packing up the rental truck and getting all ready to leave early tomorrow morning. It's approx a 30 hr drive. Hoping to make it in 3 days. Please pray for us to be able to drive LOTS each day to get there. I want us to drive at least 10 hrs a day. That will still leave time to take naps during the day and to sleep in hotels at night.

Thank you everyone that has been so supportive during this last 18 months. I've been through hell and came out the other end a much wiser person. I've found my individuality again. I had lost that the last 8 yrs I was married to my ex. I've lost some good friends through it too. But that just showed me that they weren't good friends. I have definitely found out who my true friends were while going through it all. Thank you again. Some days I couldn't have made it without your friendship, kind words and advice. You all know who you are. :0)

Okay...time to get in the shower and get my buns to packing up the truck. Everyone in my house is still asleep. LOL


Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010

Good morning friends,

Today is a great day! It's one day closer to living in MO!! I have to get to the gym this morning as it's the last day I'll be able to do that til I get to MO. I'm so glad that Robert and I go to the same gym and that there are a couple of them close to where we live. My membership was paid for 2 yrs when I signed up and it's not done until April 2011. I would have hated to lose all that.

I get to pick my brother up from PDX at 12:15 today. I'll have to leave around 11am so that I can get there and go inside to meet him. After we get home, we'll eat some lunch and then go get the rental truck. It's only a couple of miles from our house here, so that's good.

I have just a little bit of stuff to finish packing up today. My son's Lego collection (LOTS to say the least), my bathroom and my clothes. My clothes are all sorted to what I'm taking, so I just need to box them up. We'll start packing in stuff tonight into the rental truck. Then we'll finish up tomorrow.

I'm SO excited about leaving on Saturday. I just want to get to Missouri and be with my HUSBAND!

Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010

Well, here I am 3 days away from moving to Missouri to be with the love of my life, my soulmate, my husband. And I'm so excited I can't stand it! lol We have waited a very long time for this and it hasn't been an easy road emotionally being apart from each other. But we have made it through and now it's time to spend the rest of our lives together. :0)

I have just a few more things to pack up today. Tomorrow I pick my brother up at PDX around lunch time. Then I pick up the Penkse truck around 2:30. Then we start loading it up. We'll finish loading up on Friday and then take off Sat morning. It's a 30 hr drive approx. and my brother will be driving the truck and me my Yukon. Going to be a long drive, but worth it. We're pushing to do it in 3 days or less. So latest we want to get there is Monday night. We will be stopping to sleep at night and also during the day as needed.

Hope you all have a fantastic day.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May day...

Well, today is May 1st and I can't believe how fast this year is already going.

Tomorrow my hubby and I will be married 2 months. Gawd I love that man so much! I have never loved anyone like I do him. And on the reverse of that, I've never had anyone love me that much before. It is truly incredible. I wish everyone could feel this kind of love. The world would be a much different place for sure.

Well, I just finished a crocheted baby afghan. It's for my son's one teacher that is adopting a baby girl from China. She gets her on Mother's Day and that is just SO awesome. She's a darling baby too!

Next week will be working in my garage. I have got to get LOTS done in there still and only 6 weeks to do it in. EGADS! But going through 23 years of stuff for 4 people isn't fun. I've gotten rid of 1/3 of it so far...

Hope you all have a great weekend everyone.

Til next time...

Monday, April 26, 2010


Okay...I have really come to hate Facebook these days. I'm tired of the misconceptions that occur on it. Because you can't see facial expressions or body language, you can misconstrue what the person is trying to say.

That's all for today.

Peace out

Thursday, April 22, 2010

First post!

Thought I should put something here. I'm starting into my new life and felt that it needed a new blog to go with it. I have always loved blogging and haven't done so except once in the past year+.

This blog is in progress look-wise, so stay tuned!