Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beautiful Weekend!

I had a beautiful weekend.....it envolved grandkids...shopping and hubby time. First off hubby and I got to keep two of our grandbabies on Friday night. So happy about this. We hadn't seen them in two weeks. Their mother was keeping a tight hold on them as she was without them much longer than we were. I got to love up on them until noon on Sturday.
Hubby and I then had to get out in the boat. Soak up some sun....well I soaked up sun while he fished. I don't mind fishing....just prefer reading and sun bathing. If I have me some chip and salsa it would have been the perfect day!
Hubby on Sunday decided we needed to check out a new store in our area called Sheels. I decided if I must try out a new sporting goods store then D will needed to run me by Ikea because Ikea hasn't seen me in a while and I am sure their sales were down because of it. So Sheels was a beautiful store, that also had beautiful prices. You see D and I are thrifty people. We love a bargin or a sale. And if we had a coupon we are all over it. Sheels doesn't have coupons....or frequent buyers card...or anything that D thought he could live without. You see D is a Bass Pro kind of guy. He is a freguent buyer their....he has coupons.......$$$ of $50 purchase type of coupons. This place speaks his love language. I think Sheels will need to come up with some type of specials or D will not be flattered.
After D decided that Sheels is not his kind of store we moved on over to my kind of store Ikea! Oh the money I could drop in that place....Oh the money I have dropped in that place. You see I have a gift card that was screaming to be spent. My plans were to purchase under the kitchen cabinet lighting. And that is what I did. But then there was this beautiful black lantern that just begged me to take it home....and I did, right after I threw by back out checking out their new beds. Beds are half way through the store which means.......and if you all have ever been to Ikea there is half the size of a football field of shopping left to do. I am in so much pain with my back but was I going to let that stop me. I don't think so. It would just require D to carry all my stuff. Hey, I suffered through Sheels the least he can do is carry all my stuff. And when we were almost to the end. There it was. The lantern that I have been swooning over in all the magizines. The price was unbelievable! It now sits on my patio table on the front porch. It was made to go there, if was ment to be. It was because of all the back pain and suffering that I felt I needed a little gift to help. And it did!

Friday, July 3, 2015

5K on the 4th and a Tornado!

In my fight against Diabetes I have decided to join my friend Beth in my very first 5K. I will not be running. Running is not my friend but I will be walking....fast. If I survive, I would like to partake in as many of these 5K's as I can. Hubby and I bought appropriate shoes for me this past weekend so I am ready to go....at least I think I am.
If I do survive this 5K, hubby and I will spend the 4th of July doing what we do best. Boating, fishing and just relaxing. We love to pack us a picnic and just spend the day on the boat.

My hometown has not seen a tornado in many years but two were spotted too close to my home this past Wednesday. I directly went to the basement of our home and hunkerd down with my yorkie. Then she decided this was not fun and ran back up stairs and promptly hide under our bed. Not even bacon treats would coax her out. I called hubby...where was he you ask? Oh, that fool was in the middle of a lake right in the path of one of the sighted tornados. I thought I was going to have to admit him to a psyc unit at a local hospital. This man is a avid fisherman. No tornado is going to slow him down. Oh but wait, there were other fools with him because he was on a fishing tournament. He won...the fool. Thank goodness there was very little damage and no one was hurt. We consider ourselves very lucky.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Anniversary Weekend!

This past weekend Hubby and I ran away for a few day. It was our anniversary. Thirty three years of wedding bliss. Well mostly. We decided to do what we do best for our special weekend and went boating, fishing and swimming. We learned early on in this marriage that we are water people. Give us a lake and we are happy people. We have lots of options for local lakes but when we get the chance we enjoy visiting lakes that are further to the south from us. Hubby rented a little cabin and I mean little. Like all one room except the bathroom. It was perfect though. We slept in, ate a little too much and had too much sun. But would do it all over again. As we were driving home we made plans for our next lake adventure and booked a cabin even further south to yet another beautiful lake.

Upon arriving home reality hit and as I sit here the to do list is growing. Can we just rewind the past few days and stay there for like a month?!?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

So many changes...........

It has been over a month now that I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I did not take this news very well and needed a while to let that soak in...........then I came out fighting.........after a few weeks of crying.
I am not taking this news sitting down. I will fight this and have been developing a plan of eating and exercising to reverse this diagnosis. I am a work in progress. I need to tell myself everyday that this is a journey not a marathon. I am down 11 pounds in 5 weeks and feel amazing.

In other news...my youngest son Drew went back to work TODAY! Yay, after almost a year off of work do to MRSA in his blood and then heart surgery in January. I thank GOD everyday for how far he has come. I am so grateful. At 27, with a wife and two beautiful kids, they have come along way.

And yet in other news. Oldest son Devin moved back home. Still going through a divorce that is not final yet. I just hate divorce. I know it is as common as water now but I would give anything if he was not going through this. I know in the end he will make a beautiful life for him and his son.

This day finds us sliding into another weekend. More organizing and purging. I have decided I will never be done, not really.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Where did May go?

Time is flying by....

Still purging and organizing every room, every drawer, every closet.

Moved to the outside this weekend and cleaned up and planted flowers. Hubby planted the garden. With so much raing though I hope it doesn't float away.

Feeling so good about getting everything done. Love the feeling of always moving forward.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mothers Day Weekend

This is always a very busy weekend for me. D and I host his family reunion at our home every year the day before mothers day. It takes some work to pull this off. And there are days that I ask myself why...then the day arrives, and we have a great time. I am renewed again until next year.

Then on mothers day I do nothing.....I mean nothing. I will shower at some point. This year I had Drake and Dalton for the day. Their daddy needed some rest. I know it was mothers day but my son is still recovering from heart surgery and needs some rest time. Meg is in Virginia with her grandmother Paula. Paula lost her husband last week and is going through a very difficult time. So we all pull together and help each other out. So we stayed in our jammies all day. And munched on goodies left over from the reunion and did nothing. It was great.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dinner Date with Old Friend

My friend Heather came into town last night. We haven't seen each other in 2 years. Oh we keep updated through facebook but to have a sit down chat, its been a while.

I don't know about you but I have insecurities when seeing a friend that I haven't seen in a while. Like do I look like I have fallen apart in the last couple of years. Do I have more weight on than the last time I saw her...do I have a few more grey hairs or did I cover them well with hair color.

This time was different.....am I becoming more comfortable in my own skin?  I actually didn't think of any of those things. I just accepted the invitation and enjoyed myself so much.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fire Alarm!

The fire alarm in our home went off at 2:13 am this morning. D and I jumped up and searched our home for the fire to only find nothing! If there were problems with the battery why didn't it just do that annoying chirping noise. Nope we got the full alarm, like when I burn the garlic toast. D went immediately back into a snoring slumber....me not so much. This midlife menopause is no joke. The struggle is real people.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grandbabies...Business trip......& AppleBee's

This past weekend I got to love up on all three grandsons....all weekend. That is one 2 year old, one three year old and a 6 year old. Busy I tell you, very busy. But I was still able to stick with my weekend plans of purging. I don't know if it is my age or what but I am feeling more and more that LESS is more. I am getting rid of everything. Red Racks will be loving me. I had my SUV packed and will have another load or two when I am done.
My sweet 6 year old Drake was so much help. He likes to organize like his mother....I may need to follow behind him as his idea and mine are a little different. But he is a good helper. The babies well they just followed me around eating fruit snacks and making more messes for me....but I loved it.

Hubby went on a short business trip. Just overnight this time. I am able to even get more done on evenings by myself. I have a list that I am pecking at each day. From purging to spring cleaning and carpet cleaning. I will be so happy when it is all done. Did I tell you how much I love spring!!

Another Tuesday came and we found ourselves at Applebees with my sweet Emmett. We decided to give Taco Tuesday a rest.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


I know, the title must be confusing since it is Wednesday. I just wanted to write about our Tuesday's. Our oldest son is in the middle of a divorce. On Tuesdays we get to see our little pride and joy Emmett. Emmett is three years old and of course so precious to us. He is my oldest son's only child by birth and he is such a joy. I love seeing my son in him and watching him grow.

So every Tuesday we have Tacos at my sons' house and love up on that sweet baby E. Then I proceed to eat by weight in chips and salsa because life is better with chips and salsa in it.

As we drive away from our sons house I pray for them all and this thing called divorce. It is stressful.....and painfull for everyone. Until next Tuesday....may God be with our sweet baby and his daddy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time Flys!

It has been almost 4 years since my last post. We not counting the one where I am excited about spring. So much has happened in that time. For one my youngest son Drew has two count them two open heart surgeries. The first one was a mess. But the second one was done this past January and was a huge success!. We are counting our blessings for sure. That son and his wife welcomed a beautiful baby boy on a cold December day in between these heart surgeries. Everything must have been working fine with that son because that baby boy is a cutie!
Oldest son has given us a few grey hairs as well. Lots of changes in his life...some good...some scary...some good.....some bad. He keeps us on edge and praying. Then there is our daughter. She is the youngest.....off living in a big city. With a career and a boy friend by her side. SO happy for her.
Hubby and I are just riding the waves of our children. Thanking God every day for his grace. And spending quality time together when we can. Time has gone by so fast......

Thursday, April 9, 2015


This is my most favorite time of year. I so enjoy seeing all the tree's in bloom. To most people the new year is a new beginning for them. Not me its Spring!
 My sweet hubby has worked so hard this past winter with interior painting. I am really enjoying the new color of DoveTail Grey. It is a Sherwin Williams paint color but I don't use their paint. I prefer Behr paint. So what I do is take the color swatch to Home Depot and have them mix the color for me. Its how I roll. Its how I get the paint color I want and brand of paint I want.
Now it is time for Spring cleaning. Purge is the name of the game this month. I will be going through every room and every closet. It is such a great feeling for me to have it all done.