Sunday, December 13, 2009

I can't beblieve this year is about gone.

I have been running around in such fast pace that, I could barely keep up with myself. Then Wednesday my world changed again.
Momma went into respiratory arrest. The 1st Dr was sugar coating everything and had us to believe momma would be off the vent by Monday. But, I knew she didn’t look or seem to be doing as well as he tried to make us believe. Last night one of the Lung Doctors from the clinic she goes to called us in to talk about what was going on and what to expect.
He said that we were looking at another week on the vent. If she is still with us at that time, but not able to come off the vent, then they will have to trach her. He said if they have to trach her and she has to stay on the machine for weeks or even months, then we would have to put her in a long-term health care. If she gets to the point where at anytime during that she is able to come off the vent, then we could bring her home. Now, this is worse case scenario. No matter which direction this takes us things are going to be different as far as momma’s health care.
Please keep my family and me in your thoughts.
Maybe with momma being in the hospital I may have some more computer time, but one never knows.
I do miss each and everyone very much!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thanks to Everyone!

Thank each and everyone for your kind words. It feels good to know there is someone out there who cares. Despite all that is going on I'm doing good, but momma isn't at this point.
There for about 4 weeks she was doing really well. Even though she was feeling so good, I still had to be there. Being wheelchair bound there isn't a lot she can do for herself, plus she wanted to go visiting and shopping. For the last week, she has been feeling worse than she did before the good 4 weeks. I really don't know what is going on. On top of momma needing someone there 24 - 7 my kids keep me busy.
For those who do face book, I'm planning on opening me another account with them because my kids play so many of them games. That way I can send and receive messages on my phone. I will let ya know when I do that. (Maybe Saturday if I can get someone to give me a day.)
Oh, the other day KB and I were talking and being silly on our way to mommas and she gave me an idea for my Children's Adventure Book I started. Maybe I need to get me a laptop for I can finish my book and keep up with ya'll.
I hate to cut it short and to the point, but got to get to moms.
HUGS & Loves!!!!!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Home all by myself!

I didn't plan it this way it just happed! If I had planned it, something would have happened. LOL!
I really miss every one of ya'll and there is not a day I don't think about ya'll. You may think I'm just saying that, but I'm not. I know all of ya’ll have a busy life, but here lately it's been hard to get online. Let me just give ya’ll a little break down of our summer.
* Aron (my oldest) worked through the summer program. After the program was over, he went to work for a few mths laying brick to finish paying off his truck that he put a down payment with his summer program money. He also went to summer camp and helped out with what he could with momma.
* Josh (my middle child and busiest child) Went to paw paw's house the 1st 2 weeks of summer to help pawpaw. He worked a little bit laying brick, went to 2 summer camps, went with the church to a water park, did community work with the church, summer football practice, and helped with momma with what he could.
* Katie Beth (My youngest) Went on 3 summer camps and helped a lot with momma.
With the kids being scattered and not at home I didn't have as much help as normal with momma, but I’m just glad they had a GREAT summer.
With school, starting things have not slowed down a bit.
Hope to catch up with ya’ll soon! Take care! Love ya Bunches!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hello everyone

And a BIG THANK YOU to Ami! Girl!, I appreciate your card you sent. It brought me so much JOY! I think about you and several others each and everyday. I have tried to sit and write you back several times, but I get interrupted.
The last time I wrote on my blog I was bummed out, burned out and whatever else you want to call it. I'm doing a whole lot better, but have not had time to sit down at the computer very much. My kids have been doing my farm town and farm-ville for me on face-book.
Mom has been doing really good for the past 3 - 4 weeks, but life is still so busy I don't even have time to do very much.
Hopefully in a few days I can set down and write a post about everything going on and catch up on some of yall.
I love and miss yall very much!
HUGS to All!!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Desperado - The Eagles

I dedicate this to my long time friend!
Love ya always!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just when I needed you most

Thank you Jettie for my homemade journal book! It really did come in when I needed it the most! I had forgotten about giving you my home address until it came in the mail, so it was a wonderful surprise! Why did I say when I needed it most? My beautiful KB is going to be gone all this week because she is gone to church camp. This is her first time really away from home, except with family. Plus, I can't talk to her every night before she goes to bed. I think that's the hardest part. But, my baby is growing up and I know she is having a BLAST! She really needed this break because she has been helping me with momma so much.
The second reason this wonderful package came in when I needed it most:
Momma is getting to more than a handful! She is becoming very needy and can become mean as HELL! Before I could get a family meeting together my oldest brother told momma that I was going to put her on Hospice. He didn’t say that I was thinking of it, why I was thinking of it, or that I was going to ask everyone his or her opinion. Mom and I got into a heated argument. I told her why I was THINKING of this and that I wanted us to talk about it. After about an hour, she calmed down then told me why she didn’t want Hospice. She said that if we put her on Hospice and she went into respiratory arrest we would not be able to get her off Hospice fast enough to put her on a ventilator. She said that if we put her on Hospice and she went into respiratory arrest we would not be able to get her off Hospice fast enough to put her on a ventilator. So, I guess we will not do Hospice and wait till September to get help.
Well, I’m running out of time. Thanks again Jettie! You are a real sweetie!
Hope you have a wonderful day! Hopefully I will have time to come and visit soon!!!!!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Our new normal

While momma was in the hospital, I was able to catch up on some rest and some housework. But my rest did not prepare me for what the Dr said we were coming home to. I thought momma had caught my cold, but that wasn’t it. Her COPD has progressed. Momma did not respond to any of the medications while she was in the hospital. Now she is in a hospital bed and a wheel chair. Momma has to have someone with 24 hours a day and cannot do anything for herself. The Dr said this would be our new normal unless she started sliding down hill. Now her COPD is affecting her heart as well. We haven’t had any good days since we come home. I’m going call her cousin this week and ask her about Hospice because with her insurance we can’t get the help we really need. Her Medicare doesn’t take effect until September. If momma is still with us in September, we can go through Three Rivers and get a sitter and a nurse.
I can’t say if I will be online much or not. I do miss everyone so very much!
Take care!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mom is in the hospital

She is better today. I'm hoping they will keep her in about a week to make sure she can get better plus give me some time to catch up on things I need to and want to. I don't have much time for the computer today, but hopefully in a day or 2 when I'm caught up I will.
Hope you all have a wonderful Week end!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Showing my true colors!

I took this quiz and Just had to share! :)
"How Mississippi are you?" with the result 100% Mississippi.
You're a true Southern Child, and take pride in your heritage. Being 100% Mississippi isn't a BAD thing! Heck, we got The Grove, Elvis' birthplace, and know that the fizzy liquid in your cup isn't 'pop' or 'soda' it's a darn Coke! So embrace your Mississippi-ness, ya'll!!.

Heck yea!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sending out Congratulations to all Grads

And to a few of my own!
This year Dan's youngest brother graduates from high school. It is so had to believe!

John was just a baby when Dan and I got married. I'm so proud of him! Also, my oldest niece graduated from nursing school as a RN with her Bachelors. My uncle that just passed away a few months ago had one granddaughter to graduate high school and the other two from college. I know Uncle Buddy would be proud of them girls!
Also, yesterday we had a special program for all the high school graduates at the church. I couldn't help but to cry! Yes, I knew some of them even went to school with some of their parents, but what really got me is the reality that my Rocker Dude will be a senior next year.
So, here’s sending these Grads and your Grads and Big Congratulations!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rain Rain go away Kitten wants to go out and play!

Spring has sprung and the garden is growing, not! We have had more rain than days in this month. Matter fact we have had more rain in the last 6months than we have ever had. We are going to have to replant the garden. All of our seeds rotted in the ground. I'm hoping the rain will slow down enough for we can replant before it's too late in the year.
I love fresh veggies, so I'm hoping we can get a brake soon. I went and bought me a few big pots to plant some tomatoes, so maybe I can at least have those. The only thing is I want have enough to can. I guess I will survive, but I rather have my own canned tomatoes than buying dice tomatoes in a can.
I think the biggest issue I have with all the rain is we can't really get outside and play! Yes, KB has had a few softball games and JB will too, but really getting out of the house during this time of year is out of the question at this time. When we are able to go outside without rain, it is so hot and humid you can’t enjoy yourself, little long breathe.
Other than weather issues we are all good here. After today, JB only has 3 more days of school and we will have all those other stupid issues behind us until next year. Even though things have settled down here, I have cut our school off even though we haven’t finished our year. In about 2 weeks, I plan to do school with KB 2 days a week through the summer then another break in July before we start back. This will give her and me 2 days a week and about 2 hours a day of our time. Rocker Dude has decided to wait till next January before he takes any college classes. I told him that would be just fine. I wasn’t trying to rush him, but didn’t want him to get bored either. This kid LOVES to learn. I can’t believe he will be a senior this coming school year! Where has the time gone?
Well, I need to go get a bath and get to mom’s.
Hope You have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


You Are a Banana Smoothie

You are friendly and popular without even trying to be. People just like you.

You are easy to be around and never offend everyone. You're quite mild.

You have a warm demeanor, and many people find you to be inviting.

You are sympathetic and kind. You have a soft spot in your heart for everyone.

I really don't much today. I'm good though and I'm hoping you have a Wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I have been sick! Yuck!

I woke up Saturday with a major ear ache! Lucky for me my little brother was at home with momma. The bad thing is we didn't make it to my nieces Nurse's Pinning (RN) Saturday or graduation Sunday. Even though I was sick I had a good Mother's Day. I went to the Dr Saturday, so I felt better Sunday. The other bad, is I woke up Monday with all this mess in my chest. I'm okay during the day, so I can take care of momma. Night time is when it gets rough! I don't have the money to go back to the Dr, so hopefully it will knock its self out soon. We have had so much pollen and rain I can't see where anyone could be well.
I hate to be on the run, but got to get JB to school and off to momma's I go!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The new in?

What will they think of next? Just found out this past week that the new in at school is start a fight with someone and put it out on video. My JB and two of his friends had made a video out in the yard of them play boxing and put it on Face book. I guess some kids at school found out about it and challenged JB at school. But, their challenge was for real. JB knowing he couldn’t get into any more trouble turned these kids in to the principle. When JB got home Friday, I found that the principle had kept JB in the office during football for he wouldn't be jumped. Plus JB had told him about the video, so the principle was going to watch the video to see if JB was telling the whole truth or if the other boys were. In my eyes JB has, the more too loose than the others so I don't think he is lying. But where in the Heck did these kids come up with idea to video staged and unstaged fights for entertainment? I have no idea! I do know that my JB is sometimes easily persuaded to follow others. I do know I was the one totally against him going back to school! I do know that he has to find out a few things on his own and I can't protect him from every little thing. I also know as a parent that this year has been challenging to the utter most. JB has less than 2 weeks left in school. I sure hope this can be handled very smoothly and we get this year behind us.
But that question is still in my mind. Where in the world did these kids get in their mind to fight on video for entertainment?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to You!

Mothers hold their children's hands
for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Big G Little O, Let's Go, Go, Go,

I'm not a cheerleader, but I sure have been on the go!
I took both of the boys yesterday and signed them up for a Summer Youth program. They will be able to work for $7.45 an hour, 40 hours a week. (That will be nice.) I also took all three of the kids to the dentist, took KB to the DR and KB had 2 ball games. Next Friday JB has 2 ballgames in one place and KB has a game in another. Plus, KB has a game Saturday. That’s what my summer is looking like. Rocker Dude does have his license, but because he won’t be 16 till August, he still has to drive with someone over 21 till then. So, I will have to take them back and forth to work and ballgames.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m glad the kids have the opportunity to do these things. Especially the summer work program.
My oldest niece graduates from college this weekend. Today is her pinning for becoming a RN and Sunday s the regular graduation for the whole class. We have got mom a wheel chair for she can go, but she is trying to talk herself out of going. Momma has been so down and out this week and I think her going will make her feel better. I guess we will just have to wait and see what this day brings.
Well, I guess I better Go, go, go! I got to get to momma’s you know!
Hope you have a happy!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I was tagged! And answer to your questions.

8 Things I Am Looking Forward To:
1- A little time for myself.
2- A little time away with my family.
3- Summer! I can’t wait to go swimming!
4- Summer break from school.
5- Pay off my van and get something a little better.
6- My momma to get better.
7- More time on the computer.
8- No more rain!

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1- Got up at 5:30 and fixed breakfast.
2- Got JB up by 6:30 and off to school by 7:30
3- Went to momma’s. (Monday’s is house-cleaning day at mom’s.)
4- Left mom’s at 5 and went to picked JB up from basketball practice.
5- Cooked super.
6- Washed dishes and picked my house some.
7- Watched one of my shows.
8- Went to bed about 11 or so.

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1- Finish my book I started writing and write the one I really want.
2- Loose 50 or so pounds.
3- Take my kids and travel the USA and maybe a few other places. (Would be a great homeschooling experience.)
4- Finish fixing my house up.
5- Get some answers to some why's (I agree 100% on this one!)
6- Be able to pay off most our bills for we could breathe easier.
7- Teach drama.
8- I wish I could reach out to more starving kids here in the USA.

8 Shows I Watch:

2- Eleventh Hour
3- Criminal Minds
4- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
5- CSI (Thursday)
6- CSI New York
7- House
8- Cold Case

Guess what? You have been tagged!!
I’m not going to pick just one person, but if you want to play, please be my guest!

About Momma:

We can’t get help with momma outside the family until September when her Medicare kicks in with her private insurance.
My little brother helps her pay bills and stays with her at night.
My oldest brother drives a truck, but forks out money on things we need for momma.
My next to oldest brother helps fix things at mom’s when he comes around.
My kids and youngest niece helps stay with mom when Dada or I can’t be there, but they can’t all the things I can.
My oldest three nieces have too much Drama in their life and other things.

Monday, May 04, 2009

I'm still here

and all is well.I'm just a little bogged down with momma. Plus I have got to the point where I don't know much to talk about.
The little meeting my little one and I had on the 23rd seemed to go well. We don’t know the results just yet, I still feel good about the situation.
I got on face book a little bit the other day. It took me 2 hours to catch up on a year’s worth applications and messages.
I hate to admit this, but I’m a little burned out about keeping momma. I love her to death, but I need some help. I know I shouldn’t complain, and trying really hard not to. Momma has gotten to the point where if I’m not there she acts like a big baby and if I try to leave to come home she finds more for me to do or some kind of reason to keep me there.
Hopefully this will be a better week and I’ll have more time for me.
Hope all is well with you!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It has been a very busy week!

I hope everyone had a very nice Easter. Ours turned out just wonderful! It didn't look that way at first, but things turned around and landed up to be one of our best! It would have better if my brother Mike and kids could have been there, plus if Sam didn't have to leave so fast. But I guess that happens when you are a truck driver.

Remember I told you that my cousin Kat and her son were coming. Well, After Spring cleaning mom's house all day Friday and Saturday I got a phone call at 9PM saying she was just going to stop and se mom and head back home. I had just left mom's house and haven't even cooked super for my family. My 1st instinct was to run over there, and then I got pissed off that she was going to do us this way, but then I decided to call her and see what was up that she was going to drive 4 hours home at that time of night. (She lives just the other side of Birmingham.) Her son had hurt is back during football practice and the pain had went down into his growing. He was in a lot of pain and was sick at his stomach. I haven't seen Kat since Uncle Buddy's funeral last year and about 4 years before that. I haven't seen her son in about 5 years, but I was going to understand if they went home and was happy, she took the time to go see momma. Who knows this may the last time they get to see momma. Her son never knew Kat's mom because she died of cancer just before he was born so by mail and phone they stay close to momma. Momma always sends Kat's son money for his birthdays and sent some when he graduated high school. Turned out that she was able to get him easy and decided to stay and visit Easter. It was so great to spend that time with them. I wish we could see more of them! But Kat moved to Alabama about 25 years or so and it's hard for them or us just to go visit. Plus I guess you can say Al is Kat's home.

This week hasn't been as hard on me, but I have needed to be with momma more. With her down in her back, we are unable to leave her by herself. Her Dr did order her a motorized wheel chair. Hopefully we can get it in this week. This will make it easier for her to get around. Now we need to get her a lift chair or different kind of bed that is easier for her to get in and out of. We are at the point of her COPD that we have to choose her taking prednisone all the time to make it where she can breathe over bone deterioration. Momma has Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Severe COPD, Immune disorder (IGG), and Chronic
respiratory failure. Maybe if we can get these things, it will make it easier on me and better for momma.

Over all it has been a good week. I really have missed all of you! If I'm not able to be back online before the 23rd, (Thursday) please keep me in your thoughts and send happy thoughts and prayers.

I really hope to see you soon!

Take care!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homemade is better


We eat out about 3-4 times a year. (Mostly for Special occasions.) I break down every blue moon or so and get the kids some fast food, but as you know, blue moons don't come often. Hehehehe! Most of the time I will mimic what they are wanting and fix it at home, especially chicken wraps. I have not been very happy with the store bought tortillas lately, so last night I made my own! Guess who will not be buying store bought tortillas? Yes, you guessed it! It's me! My homemade tortillas were wonderful!

I don't know about you, but I find myself trying to take the easy way out and land up the food isn't as good as I first thought. Then I make it homemade and find out it is worth that little extra time. I guess you can say I have learnt that convenience isn't all that it is made out to be. Taking that little extra time is worth the taste and it is most of the time cheaper!

Sorry no photos, but I can tell you that it will be many blue moons before I buy store bought tortillas again.

Well, I got to get to mom's!

Hope you have a Blessed & Happy Easter!


Friday, April 10, 2009

More creative writing, Not!

Dan was on his way home from fishing and took this picture with his phone. I was going to write a story from the picture because it was so beautiful, but this week has been a little too busy for me.

Not this past Monday, but the Monday before, I took momma to the Dr. He wanted to admit her to the hospital. She talked him into giving her stronger meds for home, but if not better by midweek, she would allow me to admit her in the hospital. The reason she didn't want to go in the hospital was because she had her treatment scheduled for that week and she really needs her treatment. She said that if she wasn't better on that day after the treatment I could put her in. I should have known better though. Her breathing has gotten some better, but she is down in her back. Hell, I don't know which is worse! She was a lot better yesterday, so I am hoping that next week is a little calmer over at mom's house.
Sunday we are having family from out of town coming to moms for Easter, so today I got to clean her house and cook all day Saturday. It will be nice having Kat and her son visit. We don't get to see them very much.
KB got to go on her first get away from home, except close friends or family last week end. She went with the choir to a festival and they got Superior! I figured with her being three hours away from me that she would call for me to come get her, but she didn't. She had too much fun to even think about momma! LOL! I'm so glad she had a great time. My babies are growing up so FAST!
Well, I guess I better get a bath and get over to moms.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Until next time!

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Today I decided to talk a quite walk in the woods to clear my head.

The air was crisp, the flowers were colorful, and the only sound you could hear was they birds a singing. About noon, it had warmed up a bit and I decided I would take a break. Just before I sat down in the grass to take a break I heard water, so I walked on up the hill were I saw this beautiful waterfall.

I decided to sit there so I could watch and listen to this peaceful waterfall. I laid down in the warm sunshine to listen to the waterfall so I could just release all my stresses. The next thing I know I got up and jump into the waterfall for a swim. As I was swimming in the water, I found a cave behind the waterfall. I ventured in to look.

It was amazing to see all ancient writing and symbols. The cave went on for miles! It was like all the stuff the kids and I had studied, but it was right there in front of me. All the sudden something was tickling my nose as I went to rub it I woke up! The sun was starting to go down so I decided to head home. I may have not gone on a real adventure, but it was a pleasant and peaceful day after all.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Haystak All By Myself

WARNING: Bad Language

I can so relate to this song in different parts of my life and I bet you can to.
As far as what is going on in my life right at this moment; they are better. I'm still worried about the child situation. I will find out more on the 23rd of this month. Mom refused to let the Dr put her in the hospital, but she is some better.
Hope yall have a wonderful week end!
Hopefully I'll have time to visit tomorrow~

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Giving out awards to you!

I have been blessed with so many beautiful friends here. So, I would like to pass out this little award I made for you. I hate to name names because I may miss someone and I don't want to leave anyone out. If you consider me a friend, take this award proudly!
If anyone you know that I don't puts sunshine in your life feel free to spread this award!

Monday, March 30, 2009

What a week!

This has been a very hard and stressful week! I'm glad it's behind me. Hopefully this next coming week don't have any surprises. Momma started getting sick last Saturday with allergies because of all the pollen floating around. You would think with all the rain we have had over the past few months we wouldn't have much pollen, dust or much of anything else floating around. What started as allergies has turned into much worse. That is common in people that have COPD. Momma has been in distress all week, but has refused to go to the Dr because her Dr was out of the office. I thought a few times we were going to have to take her to the hospital.

On top of momma, scaring the mess of me my worst nightmare started unfolding. I can't go into details, but I can say I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Plus, I'm not tied up in a knot over it as I was in the beginning. No matter how hard you try to raise your kids up right or try to protect them from everything, you can't. They make mistakes! I do have to say that my son's friend and my son didn't intentionally do what they did and my son tried his hardest to prevent what did happen. Sometimes kids just don't think before they act! ARGH! I also can say that both boys feel bad. I think they have learnt a valuable lesson! They better have anyways!

I'm hoping this week is less stressful! Well, I need to run! I got to call the Dr and see about getting mom in to see him.

Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful week!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

I am

I found this at Ami's
Here is my poem and here is where you can make your own.

I Am

I am Soft hearted and goofy
I wonder what I will do when my kids gorw up and leave home.
I hear Angel wings
I see hearts with wings flying around.
I want my kids to grow up and be successful
I am soft hearted and goofy

I pretend to drive my van as a stick shift with my Dt Mt Dew bottle
I feel groovy
I touch the clouds
I worry about my kids
I cry when someone hurts my kids or something bad happens.
I am soft hearted and goofy

I understand Life don't turn out the way you always want it to.
I say I believe in music and love.
I dream I could travel the world.
I try to be the best I can be.
I hope My kids know how much I love them.
I am Soft hearted and goofy.

Ps. My shock face has turned into a worry face. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but will explain in due time.
Hope all is well with you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I got My Shock face on!

Life never seems to surprise me! When life is going normal for us (we are not so normal, but that is beside the point.) Something finds its way through and just blows me away. I can't go into details, but I can say I didn't see that coming! I can say I'm handling it okay, but if something major pops out of it, I'm not sure I could handle it.

People just do not realize that some of the smallest mistakes like not thinking can mess your world up in a heartbeat! I mean Oh, My Gosh! People please use your heads! How hard is that? I know I was guilty of that here and there when I was growing up, but it didn't take a whole lot of common since to know better at a few things.

I know I'm not making any since, but I can do that here because this is my blog and my space. I can scream, stomp, cry, and fuss if I want to! I don't know what good it will do, but I can if I want.

All I do know is that I got My Shock face on!

If you don't mind please send your prayers, good thoughts or whatever my way and hope that this thing don't get any bigger than it is and that all involved has learnt a valuable lesson.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March winds

When I think of March I think of flying kites. I have always loved to fly kites. There is not much room where we live to fly a kite, but we go to our local park and fly them there. We haven't been kite flying yet, but hopefully Saturday will be nice enough to take the kids out to the park and fly our kites.
As I was thinking about flying kites I found this poem.
Hope you enjoy!

Kite Days
by Mark Sawyer

A kite, a sky, and a good firm breeze,

And acres of ground away from trees,

And one hundred yards of clean, strong string --

O boy, O boy! I call that Spring!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finding treasures!

Yesterday I was finally able to start going through my mom's pictures. I took them out of all their hiding places and into plastic boxes. I was going to bring them home and start sorting through them and uploading them on my computer. This way I can put her pictures on flash drives and give them to others in the family. Plus I'm going to make momma a slide show with her favorite songs. The only thing is momma wouldn't let me bring the pictures home yet. She said that we would have to sit down and write things on the back of the pictures like names and dates. Plus she wants to sort them out her way. With me pulling out the pictures start even a bigger task for me. "Sigh" Today I will go over mom's house and start doing a major clean up. Throwing things away and more than likely bringing home a lot of it. Speaking of throwing things away, yesterday as I was cleaning out the top of mom's closet we found my step dad's old Shiners caps. Momma told me to throw them away, but I couldn't do it. They have been in her closet since he died 20 years ago, but was still in perfect condition. I'm going to get in touch with someone that is in the Shiners and see what I should do with it. (My step dad was 65 when he passed, so those hats are very old.) We also found my grandmother's old purse. She has been gone 34 years, but momma wouldn't let me throw the 1st thing away out of her purse. LOL! My grandmother had some old snuff, tiny bible, her watch, some pictures and a few important papers in her purse. Well, I guess I better get off here and go see what goodies I find at mom's house today. Hopefully I can start working on those pictures this Saturday. It's going take a few weekends to get this project done.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Yes! This week is Spring Break. No, we didn't go anywhere, but my nieces are out of college also. That means they have been spending a lot of time at momma's. That means I don't have to be there as much. I felt bad about last when I couldn't go over, but this week I can go over and don't have to stay as long. This is why I have been able to on the computer more to visit and catch up on all my lovely friends.

Then there were 6!

Yes, I have 6 grand baby pups! Only thing is we are not! keeping any of them. We already have 3 in the pen and Sammie in the house. No room for any more pups.
I came home from taking mom to the Dr and the kids got to telling me the babies names. I stopped them quick! Nope! We are not getting attached! I'm not getting attached. In 4- 6 weeks I'm giving the pretty little darlings away!
We have a white one with spots, 2 black ones, 2 dark colored and one brown. So, if any one is up to some pups, just call me up!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day

To you and Happy Anniversary to me! Yes! We have been in our house 10 years~

It may look very lived in and need a little work, but it's ours. In 11 more years, our house will be paid in full. Yea me!

Hope you have a very Green day!


I'm fixing to be grand-maw again.

My baby Sammie is fixing to have puppies.

Her other babies just turned 4 in December. She was almost 4 when she had the 1st batch. I'm hoping this will be her last.
I will keep up dated, but I really think today is the day.

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago. As you can tell she is NOT SPOILED. LOL!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I have been home all week.

JB has been sick. The Dr did 2 flu test and both were negative. The Dr still believes he had the flu. Because JB was so sick I wasn't able to go to mom's. I couldn't take the chance of getting momma sick. My youngest niece stayed with momma this week since I couldn't go over there. I still worry about momma though.
Let me tell you! It has been busy over here! Dan didn't get to do any side jobs because of the rain, so he was home all week. We had my great nephew all week and I had to take JB to the Dr 3 times because he was so sick. I took over KB's lessons and gave Rocker Dude a break.
I don't know what is more tiring, being here all week with so many people and all the happenings or being over at mom's all day.
It does feel good not have to go to mom's, I needed a break, but I still worry about her.
Next week is Spring Break! We don't have any plans, but I do know I will back at mom's. I hope this week end will be calmer.
Hope you have a Happy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I am a Leader!

You Are the Leader
You are inspiring and uplifting. You bring out the best in people, through both nurturing and challenging them.
You always can see the big picture in life. You are very philosophical and deeply spiritual.

You understand people, and you can look at their lives objectively. You can help others grow and heal.
People feel comforted by your presence. You help them gain perspective on their lives.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I finally got it!

I finally figured out how to put music on a slide show! Yea me! I can't explain it to anyone yet, but maybe after I do it a few times I can.

Good morning to all my wonderful friends! Just how in the world are you?! It sure is a beautiful day!

All my life up to a few years ago, this was me every morning. I woke up between 5 & 5:30 Am singing like a little mocking bird, cook breakfast without missing a beat, get my babies ready and off to work I would go. Sometimes it would make Dan so mad because I would wake him up singing and he couldn't understand how someone could wake up singing. I would wake my kids and sing cute little songs, most of the songs I made up.

Here are the ones I made up with their names…

A.R.O.N. My name is Aron and my game just begun. I got blonde hair, blue eyes, a cute little smile, and a giggle on the side!

J.O.S.H. My name is Josh and I got what it takes! I got red hair, blue eyes, a cute little smile, and a giggle on the side.

K.A.T.I.E. My name is Katie yes sir wee. I got brown hair, blues eyes, a cute little smile, and a giggle on the side.

(I couldn't make the song good with Katie Beth)

There was this person I worked with once and she could not stand me. I could not figure out for the life of me why she didn't like me. A friend at work had told me plus I could tell that she didn't like me by the way she treated me. One morning she turns around and yells at me, you just make me sick! Before I could ask her why I made her sick she told me she couldn't understand how someone could be so happy all the time! I couldn't help but giggle a little bit and with my smart mouth, I told her maybe it was because I had the pleasure of working with her and went back to work. Well, this pissed her off! After watching her blood boil for about 30 minutes, I walked over to her station and told her I didn't know why I was happy all the time, but it sure beat being pissy all the time and went back to work.

Here in the last few years I don't wake up with a song in my heart or a spring in my step. It's if my spring has sprung and I'm quite the first hour. I'm still pretty much a happy go lucky person, but not so early in the morning anymore. Yesterday morning I woke up with a quite song in my heart and it got louder as the day went on. I miss those kinds of mornings. I guess it's because I'm getting old that my spring has sprung. LOL!

What kind of morning person are you? Has your spring sprung? Do you wish you never had to wake up?

Hope You have a Happy!




Saturday, March 07, 2009

I have sit at this computer all day up loading pictures, cropping, editing, and fixing pictures. Then I used Power Point to make a slide show of the pictures. After I sat for several hours of trying to figure out how to add songs to the slide show, I didn't have any luck with it. I called one of my nieces to ask for help. She said she would have to come and show me.

If I'm able to get this done, I'm going to go through mom's pictures and make a slide show with her favorite songs. My stepbrother did this when my daddy passed away. I'm not hoping mom will pass away soon, but I figured it would be best to do it a head of time instead of waiting till the last minute.

So, instead of doing other things I had planned I slaved over the computer. I might feel a little better if I had actually got the project done successfully.

I can't complain I did a whole day of doing something I love to do and not have to deal with taking care of mom, kids, or house.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!



Thursday, March 05, 2009

Soar Like an Eagle

I was thinking how the Bible uses the Eagle as a symbol and it is our Nations Bird. As I was looking on the Net for information about the eagle

I found this poem and thought I would share. I have heard it before, but sometimes it is good to be reminded of things we need in our life.

"Soar Like an Eagle"

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is
approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly
to some high spot and wait for the winds to come.

When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the
wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm.
While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring
above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses
the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds
that bring the storm. When the storms of life come
upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can
rise above them by setting our minds and our belief
toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We
can allow God's power to lift us above them.
God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that
bring sickness, tragedy, failure, and disappointment
in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

Remember, if we are really honest to ourselves,
it is not the burdens of life that weigh us
down; it is how we handle them.



I also hope you enjoy this song:

Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Band

(Click on the name of the song to listen)

I was reading over at Ami's and she mentioned something about writing about Bullies. This sparked my attention. I decided to write about a bully that I know, mainly one person in particular. This person has been in my life a long time and I was able to get a small victory over this bully at Christmas with Ami's help. Ami didn't even know that she even did this. Thanks Ami Mental! I just LOVE you girl!

There is this person that has been a thorn in my side for years! She is the type of Bully that Lacks empathy for others, has low degree of anxiety about consequences or just immoral. This person appears to have a high self-esteem but I have noticed over the years that she really doesn't. She has difficulty restraining herself from her behavior and is very manipulative. She is the type of woman that preys on married men and will do anything in her power to destroy the marriage. Not only is she famous for destroying families, but she is one that will get somebody in a conversation and talk about someone, then go tell that other person that the person she was talking to said all the awful things about them. Nine out of ten times the other person doesn't even have to say a word. The list could keep on going!

About eleven years ago this women slipped her slimy self into my life and just about drove me insane. I told this women and my husband they could do whatever they wanted, but they were not getting my kids or other things that I had worked so hard for. I gave her one hell of a fight. After about a year he came back home and she was determined to cause me more hell because I had what she couldn't have. She got to the point of stocking me. When I noticed, she was following me everywhere I went I told all the store managers and clerks to keep an eye out for her. I awaited the appropriate amount of time for stalking then pressed charges against her. Her daddy had my husband all upset because he threatened that we would lose everything if I preceded the charges. The day of court, I decided to retire the charges. (Retiring the charges means that if I or anyone else presses charges of stalking toward her anywhere down the line, the old charges will be brought back up and she will have two charges of stalking toward her and there is nothing anyone can do about it.) The reason I decided to retire the charges is because her daddy had money to fight us and we didn't have the money to fight back. As this women and I stood in front of the judge and he asked me if I really wanted to retire the charges, I told him no, but I didn't have no other choice. When he asked me to explain this woman interrupted and told the judge that she was going to Georgia and I wouldn't have anything to worry about. Then I blurted out that her going to Georgia had never stopped her before from bothering me so, her going to Georgia didn't mean a hill of beans. The judge asked me again if I wanted to retire these charges to the file and I told him yes because if she ever did it, again it would be nothing her daddy could do to help! So, for about four or five years I never heard a peep out of this woman. I was Free! So, I thought I was.

About four or five years later, I got a phone call from my husband's mother just before we left to come to the family reunion. She told me that my husband's oldest brother had decided to live with this woman from hell. My husband's mom also told me that the oldest son had told her that if the woman from hell couldn't come to the family reunion and other family gatherings they couldn't see his kids, so they dropped the ball in my lap if the woman could be a part of the family. I tried to be the bigger person and said she could as long as didn't cause me any problems. All that did was open the door for the woman from hell to start stuff then hide behind someone and make it look like my fault. I let this woman drive me up the wall with her bulling for years because I didn't want to cause any problems in the family. Last February when I almost lost my mom, I decided I had enough of this women and I was no longer going to let her rule my world. I prayed for months and was finally able to forgive her and let all this bitterness go. This woman was tormenting me even when she wasn't doing anything. I got to noticing that for some reason that I had to deal with this woman less than normal and it was nice. She didn't come to some of the family gatherings like those that she had always did in the past and when she did, she didn't try and make me look bad in front of everyone like she normally would. This past Christmas my husband's mom told everyone that, we wouldn't exchange gifts or for us not to get her anything because so many in the family had been laid off through the year. His mom just wanted to have the family at her house Christmas Eve and at her mom's Christmas day as we do every year.

Well, every Christmas the woman from hell always tries to outdo everybody when it comes to buying a gift for my husband's mom if she has the money or not. I have never let this bother me because she is the one that has to be center of attention not me. Okay, back to this Christmas. Just a few days before Christmas my dear friend Ami sends me a package in the mail full of crafts. KB and I decided to make stuff for everybody for Christmas since Ami had provided the perfect things to do so. I took pictures of the kids, cut the pictures to clue onto dollies, and then put a magnet on it. We also made snowflake magnets and little reindeer ornaments for everyone in each family. When we got to my husband's mom's house KB and I put the magnets on the frig and showed mom the reindeer. She was tickled pink! After we ate, mom gave all the little ones a gift card for Christmas then the woman from hell brought a gift for mom. Mom looked up and said, I thought I told everyone not to buy gifts I would rather have what Katie and the kids gave me because it came from the heart! I didn't say a word, but I wanted to take a glory moment! You could see the woman from hell want to just slide out of her chair. The next day when we was at Maw's and it was time to give gifts, the woman from hell had to sit close to Maw for everyone could see what she had got for Maw. I stayed back in the kitchen like always to stay out of the way. When maw finished opening her gifts, she walked back into the kitchen where she noticed the magnets KB and I made for her. Maw spoke up and said, now that is the best gift I have got today. I couldn't help but look toward the woman from hell and she had turned slightly red. You could tell it pissed her off. I wanted to take another glory moment, but I was a good girl! Not long after that, the woman from hell tried to cut me down and Maw cut her off quick, so the woman from hell left.

So, thanks to Ami I had a wonderful Christmas and was able to get one over on the woman from hell even when I wasn't trying!

Hugs to all!

I'm planning to write another post about other bullies later.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Check Check

Thanks Ami & Pamela!

Can anyone help me?

I have downloaded Microsoft Word 2007 on my computer. My problem is that I would like to be able to use the fonts and other conveniences that it has on my blog, but don’t know how. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it!

Monday, March 02, 2009

A little catch of what's happening in my world, Part 3

You know I can't leave out my little Red! School is starting to a big challenge with his dyslexia. His science teacher noticed this and called me in for a conference. I need to get back in touch with him this week because State Test starts next week. If he can get the help he needs they will read the test to him. His science teacher gave him test written, and then 4-5 days later he gave it to him orally. On the written test, Red would make a 46 and on the oral test, he would make an 86. He did this 3 times and noticed the 40 or so difference in his test scores. I’m not sure where we will go next year in the 8th or his high school years, but I guess I will deal with that when we get there.
One thing that really bothers me is that he tried out for the school baseball team and track and didn’t make either one. JB is my child that loves sports and will try even harder to make the grade if he is busy with sports. He feels if he could go to one of the county schools, he could make the team because our school system is cliquish. I agree, but we live in the city limits and I don’t see us moving out in the county. I would love to!
JB is a strong willed child and I know he can handle this, if not he could always come back to homeschooling. But, I know JB he will continue to fight for what he wants.
Tomorrow I will try to put a post on a subject that Ami brought up that just seem to fit me at the time. If not I will try and have it up this week!
Ps. I have downloaded Microsoft Word 2007 on my computer. My problem is that I would like to be able to use the fonts and other conveniences that it has on my blog, but don’t know how. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

A little catch of what's happening in my world, Part 2

Dan Dan and I got a guitar for Aron. He has been wanting a electric guitar for a very long time. Since he has shown he was serious about learning the guitar and taking care of his acoustic, we got the guitar below for him.

Besides Aron showing responsibility with his guitar, he has been helping me with KB. Most of Aron’s schoolwork is on the computer, so when the computer was down he took over schooling KB for me. It sure took a load off me. He was far enough ahead it did not hurt his schooling. Now that the computer is back, I need to come up with another schedule for their schooling. Aron can do his work by himself, but I do not want to over load him with his and KB’s. The progress we are making with KB, it will not be long before she will not need someone sitting beside her all the time. Aron really has enjoyed being my student teacher.
Aron was supposed to get his license Friday, but we had major thunderstorms. It started snowing for the first time this year Saturday night and Sunday morning, so I hope we are able to get his license Monday. As fast as the snow is melting today, we should. Boy, it will be back up into the 70’s by the end of the week.
I am blessed to have great kids! I did not say they were perfect they sure are great!
I will try and do part three tomorrow.
Until then, Hugs & Blessings!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A little catch of what's happening in my world, Part 1

I have missed so much with all my friends in the last few months and so much has happened here. Not sure where to start.
KB has really improved on her reading! We still have a ways to go, but we seem to be on the right path. We have been using Evan Moor. ( With Dyslexia it is hard sometimes to find what works and what do not. Luckily, we seem to be on the right path. She is even sitting around writing songs. After she writes them, I go over all the spelling and grammar errors and let her rewrite it. Over the past week or two, she is having fewer errors.
KB has also decided to play softball instead of tennis. She wants to see which one fits her best. She has also joined the choir at the church we have been visiting since we left ours. Her joining the choir has been a very big power booster for her. The girls clubs she is in has also been great for her. I am letting her go to summer camp with the girls club and to a Jamboree with the choir this month.
As far as the church goes, I think we did the right thing. I never thought of myself of going to a BIG church, but it sure has been what is working for us. I did write a 15-page letter to my pastor and his wife and let all that garbage go. It still hurts like a divorce, but it is getting better over time. I still feel a little out of place at our new church, but it is working great for the kids and I have learned a lot in the last few months there. I have forgiven and let go the hurt from the other church, but I also still miss it. I do not see us going back, but maybe in due time we may visit.
In the next few days, I will be writing a little insight of each of the kids and how they are doing. Plus a little catch up on me.
Hugs to all!
You never know how much someone means to you till you are unable to be around them.

Law Of The Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car
jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi
driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other
car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his
head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just
smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I
asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined
your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my
taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They
run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and
full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and
sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their
garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the
streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let
garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to
wake up in the morning with regrets, so...Love the people
who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

See my new BABY!

I just love it. I hate that I had to be off line for a bit to get it, but sometimes it just happens that way. Not much has changed here. Still taking care of momma, so my computer time is still very limited. Plus with 3 kids it's hard to get on the computer. Mom is doing okay, but not as good as I would like. She has been having problems with her mental status. Her Dr done a bunch of routine test and found nothing, so she will send us to a specialist to find the underlined problem. I think she is getting dementia from prolong oxygen loss, but not sure how to deal with it. So, hopefully the specialist will help me in that area.
Enough of me. I can't wait till I have time to come and visit all of you. I have missed out on soooo much!
If I have time later on tonight I will come and visit.
Double hugs to all~

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm back!!!!

Don't have much time to write at this time, but will be back here tomorrow to catch up on all you~~~
HUGS to ALL! I sure have missed yall bunches~~~

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just a little hello~

Just thought I would drop in a few lines to say hello! I have missed all of you very much! It does look like I'll have to wait till mid Feburary till I get a new computer. Ami, thank you for your letter. It really made me feel good to hear from everyone! Yes, a hand written letter is a lot like a Hug or Hand shake. I'll except it as a hug from you. I'm still going to rewrite you because I have something to tell you that will make you giggle, but just haven't had the time.
karisma, sweety I haven't forgot about you! Thank you bunches for my gifts. I love the scarf! I loved it all, but the scarf has come in handy!
Hugs to all!
Hope to see yall soon!