Monday, October 10, 2011

October is here... YIKES

OK now is the busy time. I haven't posted in some time - and I know I have let you all down. I am sorry.

I write today because well, I am flat out bored. LOL.

1st Item is my AMAZING mom - she ran her first marathon in Chicago yesterday. She finished the race, while running much of it with an injured foot. I couldn't be more proud of her. Way to go MOM

2nd Item - My 13year old is about to get braces.. UGH - I am not looking forward to this - but it shouldn't be too bad - she should only have them around a year.. (hopefully) She has changed so much in the past year and I know she is going to change even more over the next year.  She got STRAIGHT A's on her midterm report. This is a first.. MY B girl got A's I am so proud of her hard work.   She is looking towards doing an "arts" program that her High School offers - I am not sure which way she will go - art, theater or music. We will see! It is nice to see her finally enjoying what she is great at. She has an artistic eye and I am not even sure if she realizes it to the point that I do. So on the 27th of this month she will have braces put on. Keep me in your prayers - and if you happen to hear a SONIC BOOM.. do not worry - it is just her screaming.. she does NOT have a high pain tolerance. So the picture above where she is on a bed. I think this fits my blog name - she is so small in it and it reminds me of someone balling themselves up as small as they can to not be seen. OR I can just see it as a picture in an article about how teen girls cope with life today...    I am so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter...Thanks JAYCIE for being you.. Keep up the good work and remember much can be said with TONE!

My "Son" Cameron - To those of you that do not know the story. My BF's son came to live with us this summer and decided he wanted to stay here and go to school. The house I bought with just me and my daughter in mind is now packed to the gills - I wouldn't trade this for the world. I was thinking just this morning how amazing my mom was and is.. to have taken on THREE extra kids (boys), while already raising three girls.  I am proud of Cameron too, coming here and starting at a new school bringing his grades up from F's to C's and above. Although he struggles with homework and school, he is doing what needs to be done. He has interest in welding - so this is the direction we are looking into for him. Underwater welding may be an option as he loves to be in the pool. He is working hard at being on time to classes and not missing any classes so that he can go to Utah to see his sister for her birthday, he will leave the same day Jaycie gets her braces on.This is all probably for the best....

yes he is such the Casanova. When he smiles, he is very handsome.  Keep up the good work, Cam!

Coming together in a relationship is hard work and when you bring kids into it, it gets even harder but this road although bumpy has brought some great times. Smiles and tears both. In the end we just realize we all need to understand and appreciate who and what the other person is.

 - So back to #1 - My mom. Did I mention that she turns 60 this month? - To turn 60 and run her first marathon is such an achievement. My sister went with her and she ran the marathon as well. I am proud of her too - she has ran marathons, she has raced in triathlons. I thought for sure pictures would have been added to FB so that I could take one and post it.. but NOOOOO they haven't yet. Oh well I am sure my mom will post to her blog.

So this weekend my nieces birthday, then we have the FIRST appointment for the braces, then My mommy's birthday, then braces, then Halloween... then we go into November which will be Thanksgiving - which also happens to be a year that Chris and I will have been dating

He has brought a lot into my life in this past year. I think we have both grown a  bit over the past year. I look forward to the journey ahead - whatever it brings!

- So I am going to try to be better about my posting - Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 201

Award time!

Today I received the Good Bloggers Pay It Forward Award from my blog buddy, and MOM. Shawn at  Of course I am swayed by the fact that she is my mom, but she is an amazing woman to know and her blogging skills are great. I used to be the one to tell her how to maneuver on her computer.. Now I find myself looking to her for help.. yes.. I know this is a constant in my life.   Moms are really a blessing, at least my mom is! She has a few blogspots and it is amazing to see her creativity! Stop by her site and check this amazing woman out.

Now to receive the award, you have to follow these rules:

1) Name the Blogger who gave you the award.  I did.. Shawn (my mom)

2) Link to their blog.    The link is above.

3) Pay it forward to 5 Bloggers.  

Yikes.. Now I know why my mom gave this to me.. She is trying to get me more experience with this blogging. I have to say.. I am not the best at this and am still running through so many wonderful blogs.

Now, I have to pay it forward to 5 bloggers... hmmmm choices choices!!

Wendy @
Amanda @
Amber @
Andrea @
Debby @
If  you haven't visited with Shawn or the five I mentioned, stop by their sites and introduce yourselves.

Hugs to all of you bloggers out there!
I may have to change this.. not sure if I did it right.. if not, my mom will tell me!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Its Funny...

As I was sitting in my office the other day, helping a customer who happened to be a friend of my brothers that I always admired from afar, I realized something! 
People look at you in a whole different light than you see yourself. Of course I have known this all along, but sometimes it just BAM whacks you in the face.
Me, being the youngest in my family and always admiring my older brothers and sisters - never stopped to think what they or their friends might have thought about me. Not that I did anything "bad" I was a good girl. I do have somewhat of a smart ass personality, and a bit of spunk - but I always thought that title  belonged more to my Red headed sister.. who knows?

So I was teasing him a bit- honestly wasn't much because I do not even recall what I said. He looked at me and said.. You were always the feisty one. I probably gave him a very strange look at that time. I had no idea that any of my brothers friends ever paid any attention to me or anything I said. I guess I have always felt that I am in the shadows a bit. No, I know I have a great personality and I do feel that when people know me, they do gain - I am a good person and a good friend.

Then on another note... one of my daughters class mates (not friend THANK GOD) told her that I was a BITCH. I laughed. I had a feeling she would think that way--- Here is that story.  I volunteered to Chaperon a group of kids at the local amusement park for a school function. My instructions were clear, as were theirs... NO child is to be alone without another member of your group!!! OK, no worries, they all picked partners. On the way to the amusement park I sat with the kids and talked and had a fun time. The Girl in question and I talked a bit about her so called life. I did not become a bitch until - yup wouldn't you know it I had to put on my MOMMY pants and get on her case. All was fine until after Lunch when she tried to go off with another group and I had one of the students go grab her and make her come back to the group. She started to throw a fit, and told me that the teacher told her it was OK. So, I said OK lets go to the teacher and then you can leave. So of course we did and the teacher said, OK, you can go with that group.. well by then they were gone. Not sure that the teacher did the correct thing in this case. If you tell the parents one thing stick with it, or tell the parent when you have changed direction so that they know. So, I let the girl go off and told her at the end she just needed to check in with us. Attitude again - Of course she did not check in with us at the end and I saw her and told her she needed to come and check in so we could leave. (I am seeing the little head shake round and round attitude- you know what I mean?) Well, I am going home with my friend and her mom and not riding the bus home, and the teacher said it was OK, so I don't have to check in. -- OK, off to the teacher I go. I said, OK I have all of my group - minus the one who got picked up by her parents earlier, and the one that is not riding the bus.. The teacher gives me a wide open eye look and says - who isn't riding the bus. I explained.. Oh no she is riding the bus - but she can stay in that group. OK, once again. Why give the parent a whole packet on WHAT to do if you change all of the rules mid stream? All and all the kids were great though, and nobody in the group really liked this girl anyway.. they kept saying she had an attitude.
What was great is that my daughter - who doesn't use cuss words.. says, mom - this girl called you a beep.. I said yeah, I could imagine she would think that. She looked at me and said, "Well when she said that, I thought to myself. Well My mom was only a beep cause you were a beep." I didn't say it mom, but I sure thought it.

So, we never know what people think. Does it matter? Eh, not so sure it does if you live your life with the rule of treat others as you would want to be treated.  Have fun and do not  hurt people intentionally. Be open and honest with all those that are in your life. It is fairly simple!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Me and my neglecting ways...

It has been awhile, I just can't seem to find my groove here. So much of what I do depends on how I feel. I like to have fun posts and sometimes I get caught up in the doldrums of life. 
So, its a new month and so many changes have occurred in my household. My lil girl is not a lil girl anymore. No more headaches, so that is the good part. I am awaiting the "I hate you" phase. LOL, I know it will come. For now I get to simply watch her blossom. She is also not blond anymore and now has brown hair! She is just as astonishing as ever!

There is a new family addition at the house. She is very pretty. We named her "The Pickle" but then had to change that due to the fact that Chris is working with Men.. might not be the best name...

So she is a 2000 Honda Passport.
Chris is working - Painting office buildings. He finds himself on 30 and 40ft ladders every day. YIKES!!
I am trying to get him to have Ed ( a co-worker, and friend) take a picture of him actually ON the ladder)
We will see if he listens to me or not when I ask for something. (Yes he does listen sometimes, and many times he is very receptive to what I say!) 
Mother's Day is around the corner - So A big happy Mother's Day to FIRST and FOREMOST my MOM, and of course all of you wonderful, hard working (at raising or having raised children) Moms out there! I hope you are able to enjoy a bit of extra attention Sunday.  This year we are actually doing Mother's Day with my mom next weekend. I think perhaps pedicures and dinner with JUST the "big girls" - So this Mother's day I get two pedicures!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What happened.. Do I have an alien in my house?

It is Wednesday and I am feeling as if I stepped into the Twilight Zone. Okay, really not much has changed but in the past month I have been riddled trying to figure out what is wrong with my daughter. She has been having headaches, to the point she is crying. She is 12 so it is around that time of her life that her body is going crazy. Last week she called me daily from school.... I can't do this mom. Well, too bad you are going to have to get through it. So over the weekend the headaches were fairly non existent. Oh, and she has had them over the weekend prior. I wonder if her body snapped and finally said enough? She has mild ones still, but nothing big and we are down to almost NO medication. My boyfriend and I actually thought we needed to look under her bed to see if the POD was left there. Who is this child? It is almost like a ray of sunshine has been deposited in her body and she now smiles. Do not get me wrong here - I love my child and know she has gone through soooooo many changes in the past few years, and she has been a trooper. Though if you have been around my daughter since the time she was little, you would understand my meaning. She has always been that child that worries about everything, is a bit high strung and has a hard time laughing at herself. My way or the highway has always been who she is. Well we did not find the pod? I asked her if she hid a pod somewhere but she looked at me with big eyes and said "HUH?" I explained to her that I was wondering if she had a talk with someone over the weekend or what. That from Sunday on she has been a bit different.. oh and I did let her know I was not complaining and that she seems to be the person that I see when we are alone, and that THIS is how I like to see her. Smiling, a bit carefree, laughing at the silly things that well...Chris and I tend to do. This has been such a fun week. If I could bottle up whatever happened to her over the weekend.. I SO WOULD. I love my little one and she brings so much joy to my life. I always hope that she can just relax and let life happen and not get too riddled with the daily downers that can tend to happen. So, I pray that this is a NEW thing in our lives. Happy times ahead! Perhaps my daughter will turn out as goofy as me!!!

The power of touch!

So first I have to give my mom credit for me writing this! I was viewing her blog and saw the video she had placed on it, as I watched my heart filled with joy and the tension eased a bit.

I am what you would call a people person. I love people, love talking to them, learning them, helping them and loving them. Yes, some people can get on my nerves, but there are few that do. A few minutes ago my boyfriend said that he could totally be a hermit. Then I go and watch the video, OH HELL no - I could never be a hermit. Yes, I already knew this but sometimes things just POP in your head. I need people, love to be around people. Yet I find that I have a hard time "planning" so that I can see my family and friends more often. I have often thought about this, how people tend to lose touch with each other. I do firmly believe that people are IN your life when they need to be and that is what keeps us going. There is always a reason that they are there. Some, are there always... not that you see them all of the time but they are there, and you know you can count on them when you need them! I have several of these people, I really am lucky!

So the video is a bunch of pictures showing HUGS. WOW, I thought, the power of touch! Hugs, kisses, a hand on your shoulder, or the small of your back, holding hands, slow dancing.... the list goes on. It is not just physical touch that this brings to us, but also the emotional touch that we get from this. A powerful thing that we hold. If we don't give it we can hurt just as much as if we do we can help. I love touch, and am willing to give it often, but sometimes we get lost in ourselves and forget that others need it too. Sometimes we can even touch with our words, for they are very powerful too. This day in age we may see more and more of that LONG DISTANCE HUG! See I will do it right now. HUGS to all that read this, you are my friend and I thank you for being a part of my life.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My ADD is kickin me

OK, I don't really have ADD I am just being an ASS! Well, perhaps all of us have a bit of ADD in our ASS.. lol. Yes, you now see.. I have no idea where I am going when I start typing and my mind just carries me into odd places.
It is a wonder I can keep up with myself, or perhaps I am not keeping up with myself, but trying to just put the puzzle together.

So today I am thinking about the Comfy Couch in my head. It is very full today and I need to do something about this. Are you lost yet or do you also have a comfy couch? Perhaps you are one of those with the plastic chair, let me know what you think you are after you read my whirly twirly words.

I am one of the types of people that constantly think about family, friends, past and present. So, if you have entered my life, you have sat on my comfy couch, most likely a few times. Sometimes, I may even try to wish you away, usually it doesn't work. Really, what this means is that I am constantly thinking of people. Sometimes wondering if I am thought about too. There are days where people sit there all day and there are days people run through and just grab a soda on the way out... and sometimes they are not so nice and start poking .. and it hurts. Some people tell me that I think too much. How do you think too much? I do not consider myself book smart (intelligent) but I think when it comes to people I have some smarts. I went to college and I studied Psychology and Sociology. I think I have always had an interest in people and how they interact. So, I guess constantly thinking about people is just a part of me. I like knowing that I have a comfy couch in my head, then people who are dear to me know that they are thought about and appreciated.  Sometimes it is hard because the people I think about have hurt me in some way, perhaps not intentionally but still hurt is hurt. Though there are a TON of people who have shown me nothing but care, hapiness and love.  Do you think that our brains are actually capable of much more than we use them for? I think this is true, we just need to know how to tap into that power we may have.

As I sit and write this, like when I write all of my post, I see my ADD kicking my ASS. Ha, where am I going, what am I writing and trying to say. I guess more so just writing what is on my mind!