Monday, February 23, 2009

Here he is!!!

Well, here he is - my wonderful
friend from NY. I'm actually very
proud of myself that I was even able to do this even if the pictures are off center. He is much the same as I remember him. He has inspired me in many ways - I'm even reading a book that he recommended and enjoying it - not one that I would have picked myself but interesting none the less.
Today was quite uneventful although I'm very tired. I did not sleep well last night due to the pain in my legs. I went to CVS to pick up one of my medicines and they were out. I had called it in this morning so I was quite mad that they never notified me that they did not have any. After I expressed my anger, they suddenly had some for tonight and I should call back tomorrow to see if it is in. Needless to say, I am switching to Walgreens tomorrow.
My daughter, Cheryl, posted some new pictures of her children on facebook and they are adorable. I can't wait to see them. I wish Tami would post pictures of the boys, too, as I miss them all very much.
I am now friends with Amy Wood from WSPA news channel 7 and she does post many good links. She appears to be a fine Christian woman. I want so much to get back to going to church regularly - I really miss Pastor Parker and all the people from my church in Roebuck. Hopefully, we will make it this Sunday.
Till next time.....

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Last night I went out to eat with Jenn and her family and Colleen and Carson. We had a good meal and then Jenn and I went to Michaels Craft store where I as usual spent more money than I should have. We were standing in line with our buggies, and a clerk came over and told Jenn he would take her at another register. So, I followed her and she said something like "he told me to follow him, not you" and I responded with "let's just see who gets there first". Some people near by thought we were serious and started pointing to us as if we were going to have a fist fight. It was quite funny. Anyway, I bought a cake pan that will make a house that can be decorated in several different ways . I can't wait to use it.

Kasi stayed at my house last night and we were going to go to church this morning, then the library and then bowling. Well, I did not sleep well so we did not make church. We met Colleen and Jenn at the library but unfortunately, my back was hurting so bad I could not go bowling. We postponed it until next weekend. I have been sitting on my couch with ice on my back since returning home - it has helped a little. I did take out some books, one which my friend from NY recommended so at least I can relax and read.

I am looking forward to my visit to NY in a couple of weekd to see my family. We will be celebrating my sister's 50th birthday so that should be fun.

Till next time....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This morning I received an e-mail from my friend in NY - he gave me a link to see photos of himself. He has changed very little since high school - still sooo handsome. I was even late for work. I saved the pictures but cannot figure out how to send them to Jenn as she asked me to. It is such fun corresponding with him and maybe someday I will agree to meet with him. I'm still alittle distrusting in men.

I am concerned about Teagan and Tristin-Grace. I pray that they will be able to be helped with their problems. I continue to pray for Tami and her baby and of course for all my other children and grandchildren.

No house hunting for awhile although I find myself going on the internet and searching for homes anyway. I hope I don't find one I really like and then cannot make an offer for a few more months. Hopefully my ex will refinance our house in a timely fashion and get that debt off my credit report. That is the only thing holding me back right now.

Will try to keep posting....

Monday, February 16, 2009

My daughter Jennifer told me I needed to write in my blog - I guess it has been awhile. We had a great time at Colleen's yesterday. Unfortunately, the birthday celebration for Terra did not work out as Thomas was sick. I made a special cake and will do another when we finally get together - hopefully before she's 31!

I am off today due to President's Day and it is a state holiday - one good thing about working for the state, we get alot of holidays off. I've been working on my scrapbooking - haven't done that in awhile either.

An old friend from grammar school found me on Facebook about a month ago and we have been e-mailing each other since. It has been so much fun - he is a very special person. He is very intelligent, has a great sense of humor. We are trying to catch up on 50 years and I hate to admit it but he remembers far more than I do. We first met in 2nd grade and had a "crush" on each other in 6th grade. During high school, we drifted apart. He has led a very interesting life.
Hopefully, we can meet up during one of my visits to NY.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Well, the home inspection went much the way I thought - several pages of things that were wrong. Unfortunately, some things were way more than I wanted to get involved with repairing. I know I have wonderful son-in-laws and son who would help me but I think the repairs would have been extensive and expensive! At least I can get my earnest money back from the real estate agent - the home inspection fee was not refundable but worth every penny. He did a very thorough inspection. So, I am staying where I am for a while longer - save some more money and look for something even better. God is good and He will provide. I know I was losing faith when I was in the valley and those are the times when our faith should be the strongest. I'm working my way back up the mountain and know that God is with me every step.

Jenn's birthday celebration yesterday was fun. I'm glad she liked my elephant cake - I enjoyed decorating it and can't wait for the next birthday. I already have an idea for Terra's cake - hopefully we can get together this weekend.

I am babysitting for Carson on Saturday - Colleen is bringing him over early - about 6am. I bought a Dora/Diego DVD today at Walmart and hope this will help him be more content when his mother leaves.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Well, another exiting day at my house. I have an appointment tomorrow with the home inspector. I expect alot of things to be wrong with the house as it is very old. Hopefully nothing will be so bad that we cannot fix it within my budget and nothing that will need to be done right away. The prospect of moving is making me very happy.

I worked from home today and was very lazy. I need to start packing but want to make sure the move is inevitable first.

Read that my son and two grandchildren are sick - I hope this does not interfere with their visit this Sunday so we can celebrate Terra's and Jenn's birthdays. Can't wait to bake tomorrow - I'm very competitive - my cake WILL be the best!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What a Week!

This has been a crazy week - one minute I qualify for a mortgage and the next minute I don't. I have excellent credit but because my name still remains on the mortgage of the house I shared with Eddie, it shows up as a debt on my credit report and the bank will not approve a mortgage. I've been round and round and the bottom line is..........Marc and Tami are going to take a home equity loan on their house and pay cash for the house that I have been trying to buy. What a family I have - I am so blessed. How many women have son-in-laws who would put their home on the line to fulfill their mother-in-law's dream? Now, we just have to pass the home inspection as the house is 100years old with some new additions. I know there is work to be done but I am looking forward to the challenge. I am soooo excited.

Jenn called me this morning and told me about the fire near her house this morning - it could have been a very bad disaster and thank God it did not affect her home or any of her possessions.

I'm looking forward to us all getting together this weekend to celebrate Jenn's and Terra's birthdays. Hopefully, the March birthdays can be celebrated in my new house.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is my first attempt at "blogging" and somehow I feel like I am writing in my diary. Some things are just meant to be private so I'm not sure how comfortable I will be at doing this. I'm also not sure who has access to this and who will be reading this so I will begin by being general in my comments. As my title implies, my family is my world. I do have a career but that is not as important to me as my family. I am fortunate to have five wonderful children, four son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law and thirteen (soon to be fourteen) grandchildren. They are all mine - not step children.
I am trying to purchase a house and am coming against obstacle after obstacle. Perhaps this is not the time for me to purchase a home so I will grin and bear whatever the outcome.
Well, I hope this actually makes it to my site - if it does then I may continue to write.