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!!