Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I have so been putting off this post, why you ask? Hmm, let see embarrassment, guilt, shame, just to name a few. I have decided that it is time to get the word out and to get some help and I have also started feeling better and so maybe now I can do something about it. If you have kept up with me at all you know that over the last year to 18 months I have dropped a lot of weight. I went from a size 20 to a size 4-6. Well about a month ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and over the past several months I have gained about 20 pounds and needless to say I feel FAT! But more than that I am exhausted. Before I was diagnosed and knew what was wrong I was just tired and just wanted to sleep and sleep I did so not only did I gain weight but I have lost a lot of muscle tone. Last month I finally went to the doctor and he started me on some natural meds to get me back on track. I didn't think they were working, honestly I didn't. I woke up this morning with a spring in my step. I feel guilty that I have aloud this to happen to me but I also know what I have to do about it. I am headed to the track at lunch. I feel like I have been in a cloud for the last several months. Don't get me wrong, my energy level is still way down and I still feel like I could use a nap but I have that thought in my head maybe if I just go for a walk I will feel better so I am going to give it a try, instead of relaying on sugar rushes. I would really appreciate all of your prayers and support. Thanks girls. I think me and my elliptical may even become friends again.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
After a long 3 weeks and 5 days of fighting for her life grandma was just so tired so she went to be with Jesus this morning at 3:25 a.m. As hard as this is and is going to be my grandma is not in any pain or distress anymore. In the past almost 4 weeks she has been through so much. She has had several surgeries, possible heart attacks, stroke and her heart even stopped at one point. I ask my cousin/brother Mike this morning if this was all going to end this way why did we, why did she have to go through all of this. His response and a very wise one I must admit was we all got to come down and see her again and some needed this time to prepare. So please remember my Mom, her siblings, the grandkids and great-grandkids. My boys have never lost anyone close to them and my husbands grandma died 2 weeks ago today and now we have lost grandma. I just keep reminding them that we will one day see her again, that this is not the end. I just pray that they come through this okay as our youngest has already been having nightmares since Donnie's granmother died. God Bless!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
What a week the boys and I have had. I had to work Monday but have had the rest of the week off. I thought it would be nice to spend some time with them before school starts back next Wednesday. At some points I think that I would love to be able to stay home with them again and then there are times I don't think so. Don't get me wrong I love them but those kids fight like they hate one another sometimes. We got up early Tuesday morning and headed to Gainesville. We started by 2 hours of shopping for school clothes which I was beginning to think was a waste of time until we got to the last store. I got an awesome deal, I don't even remember the name of the store but they carried Lee and Wrangler jeans. I left there with 4 pair of Capri pants for myself, 3 pair denim shorts for Eli, 4 pair denim shorts for Jordan, 2 pair of jeans for Eli, 1 pair of jeans for Jordan and 1 top for myself. I got all of that for right at $110.00. I didn't pay over $9.99 for anything. I was ecstatic because for one my boys have this tummy that is kind of hard to fit for denim but I found all of that for them and what a deal. Last year I just bought elastic waist shorts from Wal-Mart and they cost more than these shorts.
We then went to the Frank Buck Zoo and boy was it hot! I think it was 104 degrees there. I was sweating like mad and of course the kids are running around like O' Mom it not that hot. Huh! So when we finally make our way through the zoo we of course had to ride the train, which I might add turned out pretty nice because there was a breeze. For any of you that have ever been to the Frank Buck Zoo you know that there is this awesome playground there. So guess what we did next, that’s right we had to go play. Generally I love this kind of thing but on Tuesday it was just way to hot. So I let them play for about 30 minutes and told them if we left we would stop off for ice cream on our way home. Bingo you can win them over with that every time. All in all we did have a good day just quite hot.
The boys on the train
Yesterday we spent the day at home doing laundry and cleaning up the house, riding 4 wheelers, jumping on the trampoline and just a little bit of work I had to squeeze in for the Dr's office.
Today we got up and I did a bunch of laundry. Donnie called at 11:30 and we headed to Sherman to meet him for lunch. We were to meet him at Chick-Fil-A but guess what after the kids and I get there and order I tried and tried to call him and never could get him on the phone. We ate our lunch and as we were finishing up he finally called. He had gotten caught up and forgot we were coming. I was so aggravated but being the nice person I can be I sacked his lunch up and took it over to him.
The kids and I then stopped at the pool. I got in for a bit but then found myself a chair and got my book out. After a while I was burning up again, it was so hot, so I got back in. When I got out I moved my chair under a Cabana and thought I would be protected from the sun. Boy was I wrong when I went in to change my clothes my face, arms and chest were so blistered. I guess 4 hours it just a bit much but it was so nice not having to tell the boys don't fight, stop that, go play. I set in my chair with my book and not having to worry about anything. I mean of course I checked on them quite often but there was no fighting or anything just 4 hours of complete relaxation, oh except I time when I seen Jordan go down the slide but never seen him come up. I apparently missed that there were 2 places were you can get out of the pool from the slide. I was really fixing to freak when I spotted him off to the side. Anyway that has been our week. Tomorrow we are going to the vet and bowling. Saturday we are hurricane harbor bound.
Hope you have all had as much fun with your kiddos this week as I have had with mine.
So as I was finishing this up Eli comes running in the room with his finger wrapped in a towel. "Mom I cut my finger". I opened it up and boy did he cut his finger. I wrapped it back up and took him across the street to my mom's. Mom and my sister are both nurses, mom works for a surgeon and Angie works for our pediatrician. Angie opened it up and was like Oh boy he needs some stitches. My thought was crap I can't afford this. With our new insurance our ER deductable is $1500.00 who can afford this. So mom had her hold pressure on it for 10 minutes to get the bleeding stopped. During this time they decided they would just super glue it together and Steri-Strip it. Mom said Derma bond and super glue was the same thing so they'd try it. Thank God it worked. I just hope it stays together. This kid is a toughie he never even cried at all. Life is full of surprises!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
We got to see her today and she looked sick but better than I expected. The treatment have made her extremely sick and with the mass where it is she is having trouble going to the bathroom which in turn makes her sick. The treatments are also throwing her blood sugar all over the place, she is a diabetic. She is in good spirits though trying to make everyone feel better and letting everyone know that she is okay and would continue to be okay. Her husband Scott is just wonderful. Her son got married today and Scott sat through the entire wedding fanning her. That I tell ya made me want to cry. Mom told him as we were leaving "you take good care of my sister" Scott's reply was I have to she is my wife and this was said with all the love in the world. My aunt Mary and Scott's marraige all kind of blew us away because Scott is 20 years or so younger than her but we could always tell they loved one another. Seeing him with her now just has shown us exactly how much. I am so glad she has him.
Mom is coping some better or she is at least dealing better in front of people. I think it has helped her being able to see Mary the past 2 weekends.
We appreciate all of your prayer for my Aunt Mary and my Mom.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have been struggling with my hair for a very long time. After I had my hysterectomy in November it started falling out by the handfull. I honestly thought I was going to go bald, seriously. It has just looked bad since, it just hangs there or I put it up in a clip and it is so thin now. Thin hair is not something I am use to at all. I have always had very thick hair. My hair has always been my pride especially the bigger my body got. I had this mind set that at least my hair was pretty. Well my hair was no longer pretty so I cut it all off. I also had it colored for the first time in my entire life and I love it. My sister in law own a hair salon and offered to do it for me. I got a great deal too. She cut it and put 2 colors on it and only charged me $35.00, talk about blown away I was expecting at least $80.00 or more. I mean it did take 2 hours. I'll have to send her a gift certificate or something cause she wouldn't take anymore money. Thank you Angie I really appreciate it!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I don't even know where to start. As most of you know my husband has an 18 year old daughter, her name is Bethany. Bethany came into my life when she was only 5 years old. So as you can imagine as the years has gone we have became not only by marraige but by building a relationship mother and daughter. Bethany turned 18 in January and the fun really began. I hope you can hear the sarcasm in my voice. She had literally turned into this kid that we don't recognize anymore. Okay so I know that I wasn't the easiest child to raise and that I nearly gave my parent a heart attack when I married my husband whom already had 2 children when I was only 19 but I promise you I was listening to God. I mean look at us 11 1/2 years later. We are doing wonderfully and love each other more than we did then. I see Bethany running with the wrong kids, doing things I never would have dreamed of. Then she sends me a text message last Friday(here is the kicker) she wants to know what I think about her joining the National Guards. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR First off all of my kids know where mamma stands on this, they don't have to ask. Secondly she don't really want to know she just want to get my blood to boiling. So anyway we end up in a very heated discussion while I am still at work no less that continues all the way through my grocery shopping trip. I finally calm down and pray about this situation and realize nothing I can say to this child will ever change what she is going to do. I sent her an e-mail letting her know that I really thought she needed to pray about this. I also told her that no matter what her decision that I wanted her to know that I would always be there for her because I love her so very much. I may not have carried that kid in my womb but I will forever carry her in my heart. She has since done her best to convince me that this is the best thing for her and there is nothing I can do to change her mind. She is going next week to get her physical and sign the final papers. It breaks my heart that she is doing this but I know that I can't do anything to stop it.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
So I knew Eli wasn't feeling well yesterday and I thought he may be running a low temp but he was still running around and playing like normal. We get up for school this morning and Eli gets up and comes over to give mommy a hug and I could tell he was warm. I got the thermometer out and sure enough he temp was almost 102. You must understand this child doesn't run a fever, we often say he must be half dead if he has a fever. It must happen today when there is no way I could take off of work. I work for the city and today was traffic court, thankfully his daddy is working nights right now so he could stay home but it was getting him to the pediatrician. Well daddy go up at lunch and took him over to the pediatrician, I honestly thought it was a sinus infection. My co-worker came over and whispered in my ear during court Eli has the flu and your sister said make sure to keep him away from the baby. Great a seven year old with the flu and trying to keep him away from a seven week old this is going to be real fun. When I came in tonight from work guess what Jordan doesn't fell good he sound just like Eli did yesterday. Sounds like the fun is just begining. Just please pray that the baby doesn't catch this and that the boys recover quickly!
Monday, January 14, 2008
It's been way to long I know and I don't even know where to start. First off this is our last week as just our little family by the end of the week we will have grown by three, yep that's right three. Hey it could be worse they could triplets. I guess I should explain, We have invited my Cousin Lindsay(the one who had the precious little baby last month), her hubby Chris, and their baby Hayden to come live with us for a while. We have an enclosed garage that I used to use when I was doing daycare here but have since been using it for storage since I don't do daycare anymore and my husband children use half of it when they come for over to visit. So I just bunk thier beds in the boys rooms and put my stuff out in the storage shed, moved the 4-wheelers out of the shed to my dad garage behing our house and threw a bunch of stuff away. So now we are set for them to move in this coming weekend. Oh and adjust to life with a baby in the house again. I am kind of excited about that part. Since we can't have anymore babies of our own we can have loads of fun with this one. On a more serious note I figure since I get up about the time the baby gets up for his 2nd night time feeding I would take over that one if his mommy wanted me too so she could only have to do 1 at night and get more than 3 straight hours of sleep.