Sunday, December 27, 2009

Got some exciting news to share..

Though I share more on my facebook and myspace pages now I still like to update my fellow bloggers as I do miss blogging but finding time seems nearly impossible but after I graduate I am sure my extra time will open back up. But.....I wanted to share something with you all. My boyfriend just proposed to me on Christmas Eve and I said YES! He has made my life so much better by coming into it since all the mess I had with my ex husband. Jeff makes me happy and we are so perfect for one another. I am just soooo very happy and can't wait to see what the future holds for us. God has definitely blessed me this time.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas..we definitely did!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sharing some Halloween pics

This year I enjoyed the party as much as the kids did and forgot to take pictures of my spread and of the kids enjoying the party. The lighting was pretty dim in our house but I did manage to take a few pictures.

Amber is the tallest one of course in case you are wondering, these are the girls who spent the night. We have two boys for the party but they went home by 11pm. Fun times.

Yes one of Amber's friends dressed up as Gumby..we loved it. Phoenix was Gumby, Amber was a punk vampire and Makayla was a hippie.

And of course I got a smoochie from my Jeffy. <3 I love this man.

I hope you all had a Happy Halloween. We didn't get to trick or treat due to all the rain but we did have a few small kids show up for candy. Today I am getting motivated to go into work to finish up reviewing charts for my boss. She needs this early next week so I have offered to go in today. Also I have a bunch of coding homework to do too. This semester I have two coding courses, a CPT coding class and the other half of my ICD-9-CM coding class. Then next semester it is my practicum. I can't believe I will be graduating in Jan! And walking in Feb 10! I am going to continue on to obtain my bachelors in Health Information Administration. It should only be a two year since I have done my first two years for my associates. I am very excited. Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a great Halloween, this is one of my favorite holidays. We have a party planned for Amber and her friends so maybe I will have some pictures to share with you all. I have quite a bit of cleaning, baking and stuff to do today but wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Today has been a great day except for the cold and rainy weather. Brrr! We took Mom to the Church Mouse Bazaar this morning and she enjoyed herself even in the cold. The bazaar had a few booths of handmade goods people have made to sell and we always enjoy looking at them all and getting ideas for our own craftiness or for my Grandma who is very creative with knitting, crocheting, and plastic canvas. I have been thinking of getting back in touch with my creative side. I use to love to scrap book, make things for Christmas gifts and of course making my Christmas cards. So much has happened in the last four years but things seem to be getting for us so maybe soon I can actually slow down and do some of this. The bazaar also has a yard sale that Mom and me love to rummage through. Jeff scored a computer for $20 that he is busy upgrading and will resale on craigslist. Amber of course got some new books to read. Mom and I got lots of goodies. I picked up a few candles, a purse, wreath that I will spray paint for Amber's halloween party, and some odds and ends. Mom bought some sewing kits, a basket, odds and ends and her best find a cooker for $7. It is like a rotissere but is flat for you to lay the meat or veggies on. I can't wait to try it out.
Now we are trying to warm back up and I am cleaning house. Later on I will work on some school work as I have quite a bit to turn in tomorrow. And next week is finals for these two courses. I can't believe I am so close to graduation...only three courses to go! And that includes my practicum that I will do at my job. I plan on continuing my education and going to Medical College of Georgia (online of course) for my bachelors in Health Information Administration. So wish me luck that I have all my core classes completed for entry as a junior at their college. I am quite nervous.
Well I have missed blogging as like most of my friends myspace and facebook have taken over alot of my time. But I have been reading everyone's blogs and hopefully I can keep up with mine better. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay warm! xxx

Friday, July 10, 2009

What a great week!

I had the best week, even though it has been pretty hectic at work. Wednesday was my birthday and Mom and Jeff had a surprise for me. I had thought we were going to the SS office for Mom so I got off work at 12pm. Well when I got in the car, Mom said surprise we are going to Grandma's. She said our gift can't fit in the mailbox and Grandma told me I would have to come and get it. I was totally surprised. When we get to Grandma's she told me that my gift was a new car! I was floored! It is a 2001 Ford Focus! I was sooooo happy. I have needed a car for a while now as mine died, the one I bought back earlier this year so this was exactly what I wanted and needed. We ate out for my birthday at a little chinese resturant and visited with Grandma for a bit and then traveled back home. We didn't get back until almost 9pm. I had a very blessed birthday and one of the best yet. Jeff had known about my surprise for almost a week before we went, he was busy getting insurance on the car and talking to Mom about it. They are so sneaky and I love them both so much. This weekend we might go out for drinks and dancing. I am very excited about that and also my friend Sheri is coming home from California for a while so I will get to spend some "girly" time with her. Well that is about all going on. Hopefully my blog posts will be more frequent..and hopefully I can start keeping up better with my blogging buds. I miss yall. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Long weekend..

I have had a wonderful long, four day weekend. Enjoying time with my family, cleaning a bit and just overall being lazy for the most part. Amber is out of school this week for spring break so I wanted to at least take a few days with her. We visited an old friend of mine on Sunday and Amber will be spending time with her tomorrow night. They are having a girls night. I went ahead and gave Amber her Easter basket this past weekend because she will be with her Dad on Easter weekend. Things like this are hard for me but I am willing to share because it is his weekend.

My Mom is doing okay. I have been very worried about her. She had cardioversion done two weeks ago and the effects of the cardioversion lasted only a few days. She went right back into A-fib at her next cardiologist appointment. She was very discouraged and has become very depressed. I try to keep her in good spirits but I know she is tired from all of this. They put her on a stronger medicine to hopefully convert her but to give her some stamina. So far it has been making her feel worse so we will see what the cardiologist says tomorrow. They are already talking about a second cardioversion.

I have had alot of my plate lately but hopefully soon I can clear my mind more and keep optomistic. I still feel run down but I know there is light at the end of the tunnel soon. I have a loving family and I am trying to focus on that to pull me through all of this. I plan on taking a mini vacation this summer and hopefully be able to take Mom with us. She has not been on a vacation in many years. She needs that. Please keep us in your prayers everyone in blog land. Okay I a off to read a few blogs...trying to play catch up..

Sunday, March 8, 2009

What a lovely weekend...and some life changes

This weekend has been very pretty, I am SOO ready for the warmer temps and prettier weather. I love seeing everything bloom. And I am already thinking of what I would like to plant in the yard. I have been thinking of making another iris bed, even though it takes a year or so for them to bloom it is all worth it. I use to love planting flowers.

I have really been thinking about alot of things lately, things I want to change. One big change I want to endure is changing my eating habits and trying to lose weight. I have set a small goal and hopefully I can stick to my guns with doing better. Seeing my Mom struggle all her life with weight and now to have many illnesses some due to her being overweight really has bothered me. I wish there was a magic pill to lose all the weight but there truly isn't. I think by exercising, eating right and drinking plenty of water I will shed the weight off. Wish me luck, as this is something I have struggled with for over 10 years now. If anyone has any advice I am up for it. You can email me or leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.

I am also wanting to start to enjoy life again..really I have fallen to the routine and not enjoyed each day at it comes. I go to work, come home and cook, get online and play, and then do schoolwork. Hardly spending time with my family, hardly enjoying my hobbies, I am about to change some things. I have missed having a blog and all my blog friends so I hope to really keep up and type often on here. Myspace and Facebook are the devil..I am convinced. I have been enjoying Facebook more now though. So that is about it from my end. Just alot of life changes...hope you are all doing great.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Guess what?

I got a new (used) car today!!! I was so excited since I haven't had a car *really* since November when I was in my car wreck. I have been so scared to drive too but I got back on the road today and drove it home. I can't wait to drive it to work next week. I know I am such a dork to have such small things mean so much, but they do.

Tomorrow I am off from work...trying to destress from work and school. I am a little burned out. But I really took off because my Mom has a doctor's appointment in the morning and I want to make sure everything is okay with her. I still need to finish up our old house, we need to finish up with cleaning and moving everything to the storage unit.

So what has everyone been up to? Noone comes by to see me anymore..sniff sniff...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Time for a quiz

This was stolen from Shanny

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

I had a pretty serious car wreck

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No I didn't, I am making goals for this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, thank goodness.

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

More stability with money, my degree.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Jan 1- Mine and Jeff's anniversary

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Staying in school with all the drama that was going on.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not setting up a good budget for us.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Yes, I had a car wreck in November and I am still paying for it.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

A digi cam.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Jeff and Amber. They have put up with me through all the drama this past year brought.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

The ex, some people will never grow up.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Bills, bills and more bills.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Christmas but unfortunately it wasn't all that great. :(

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

In the Ayer

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
b) thinner or fatter? About the same.
c) richer or poorer?

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Saved money for a trip this year.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

With my family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

Yes, Jeff is truly a wonderful man, and I fall in love with him more and more each day.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

CSI, Bones, House, Forensics shows and Crime TV.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Nope, I hate the same people.

24. What was the best book you read?

I didn't read any books last year, this year I hope to read at least three.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Can't think of any new discoveries.

26. What did you want and get?

Amber to have a good Christmas, and she did.

27. What did you want and not get?

A vacation.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

Iron Man.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

We went out to a nice restaurant and came home and watch movies. I turned 31 this year.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Winning the lottery for sure!

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

Professional but at times cute.

32. What kept you sane?

My boyfriend, daughter, Mom and my pug.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

No one in particular.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

The presidential election.

35. Who did you miss?

Amber, when she went to her Dad's alot during the Christmas holiday.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

Brigit. She's quirky like me and is a really great friend.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

Have patience.

Worrying won't help situations, take each day as it comes and hope for the best.