Monday, September 21


My 2 brothers and 1 sister that are coming to live with us will be here in less than 10hrs. It is amazing that we made it through to the end of this road, that we got it all done(well still doing laundry) but the IMPORTANT stuff is done. I have been horrible about commenting and blogging much of anything. I am still trying to read the blogs of all you wonderful peeps I follow. I will get back on track, ehhh someday I hope.=)

I am going to go back to jamming out to Blondie and folding clothes. My thoughts, prayers, smiles and best wishes go out to y'all. Please wish us good luck with getting the kids settled into things. I know they will be tired and this can not be easy for them

Big Hugs

Friday, September 18

My Own words...finally

So like I have said I have had lots to say but not sure how to word it. I guess I just read these wonderful blogs were they are able to make their simple thoughts seem like poetry. To give inspiration with flourish and I feel as if my writing glass is half full. I think that I just want to seem awesome, creative and basically "LISTEN TO ME". That is the inner people pleaser in me really, really showing through.=)

I have been so focused on my siblings coming to live with us, school and work that I just have time to think of a quote that fits some stuff that has happened to me that day or a thought I had..and post it. Soooo with the kids getting here in 8 days..... YEP 8 DAYS...OH GAWD....won't think about it...breath in and out...slowly. I really have not thought about the changes to our life, or the negative things that can happen. Will we be able to adjust easily? Will the kids like it here? Will this really be a better place for them? Am I far enough away from making the mistakes of my mother to be good for them? Can we really truly afford to add 3 people to our incomes?? What will happen if the kids have more emotional scarring than I am prepped for?

And on..and on and on the questions started coming today. I just have been focused on keeping my husband optimistic, planning, researching, ordering things, giving support to my sister(the wonderful 21yr old who has really stepped up to the plate and had them for the last 2 and half months actually 3 1/2)working and school that no doubts of MY OWN have been able to creep in longer than 2 secs. Well today they started..not good. Just not good.=(

I am telling myself it would be harder for my husband because him and his siblings are close in age, he did not grow up around babies, and does not have the experience I do with handling kids. But truly..I am always worried about me. I have been with just my husband and I, and with him being gone a lot(before here anyways) I had me, myself and I. Do I have the patience I had in me before?? I work with middle schoolers right now and they drive me nuts sometimes.

On a happier note I have lost 10lbs in 4 weeks. I am doing really good with making this life style change, If I can keep up this weight loss I will be where I want, NO need to be sooner than I thought I could get. Maybe once I am there I will post a picture or the OLD me, then the present me, then the NEW OLD ME......nice and healthly again.=)

So because the kids get here next week, we are going to go a little wild and party it up at Oktoberfest this weekend. That might seem bad to others, but it is the 40th anniversary of them having it on Shape and they are going all out and soo...well I want to to. Plus the Germans, boy they are crazier than us Amercians.. FOR SURE.=)

So I will end this post with some pictures from our garden, well mostly my husbands. I did not kill it why he was gone this last month either. Yahoooo, so soon I will post some pics ofLondon.

These are the pumpkin and gords going wild. Hard to walk in there, this is from a couple weeks ago too. We have 3 gords, and about 5 pumpkins ranging from a small basketball to a..well bigger than one. hahaha. Fun times.

This was a recent "mini harvest" I did. That is zuccinis, cucumbers, bell peppers and banna peppers.

Thursday, September 17

it's in your heart

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt in the heart"
-Helen Keller

-- I figure anyone who can overcome not being able to see or hear is someone we should listen to, with a big open mind.=)

Wednesday, September 16

Everyone Should Accept Change

" No matter where you live or how old you are, you can decide to change your life. That's amazing."
-Angelina Jolie

Tuesday, September 15

Needing more Balance

" If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against straing, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and pyschological health in life."
-Josephine Rathbone

Sunday, September 13

Appreciate Life

"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet"
-Emily Dickerson

Friday, September 11

Honesty is Always the Best

" The naked truth is better than they best dressed lie"
-Ann Landers.

Wednesday, September 9


WOw, I have posted 60 entries on here, it seems so little and a whole lot at the same time. I went back and re-read some of my first posts. I am still unsure of what theme this blog is. It is my hodge-podge. I write here, post pictures, others quotes, lil poems...etc.

Lately I have not had the time to edit my pictures, or even go through them to put what I think is blog worthy. Cause like Georgia said recently...sometimes we only put the best out there. Sooo I do not put my bad ones up and not having the time to pick the good ones or make them good...well that just means no pics. I also feel I have had so much to say but when I sit down to write it does not come out right. My friend got a me a lil desk calendar that has quotes for woman by woman for each day. So I have been going through it to find something that fits what has been on my mind that day and post it.

So I hope all you lovely bloggers had a Happy Hump Day, here is what was on my mind today. Just people who HAVE to tell you everything they have, everything they can get or have done....I think this fits for those braggers and one uppers

" Being powerful is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren't"
-Margaret Thatcher

Friday, September 4


" It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life"
-Elizabeth Kenny

Thursday, September 3

It is IN you, not ON you.

" Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed"

-Diana Vreeland

Wednesday, September 2

Be Yourself

" The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself"

-Rita Mae Brown

Tuesday, September 1


" We are not what we know, but what we are willing to learn"
- Mary Catherin Bateson