Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shopping Dislikes

There are few things that I really don't like shopping for. My husband would say that I have a degree in shopping. He's so funny..not. I actually have an MBA from Stanford, but I digress, I really enjoy antique shopping and the occasional yard sale. One of my Navy wives club friends loves to drag me along on her yard saling trips. You just never know what you will find in an antique shop or a yard sale. Some great treasures. Sometimes I even enjoy shopping at the commissary. This weekend, however, we're going to be mattress shopping. YUCK! I hate furniture shopping. We've needed a new mattress for a while now but put it off because we both loath furniture shopping. We always find things we fall in love with but really can't afford. I hate that. I also don't like shopping for shoes. I don't even like wearing shoes. When I was a kid I would only wear them when it was important. Like to school. Flip flops were my thing. I lived about 15 minutes from the ocean. What beach bum kid wears shoes. So think that is where my dislike for shoe shopping started.

After mattress shopping (gag) we're headed to the base for the Freedom celebration. An air show, concert and a massive bbq. I love being a Navy wife. Especially when we are celebrating our country or giving our respect to the men and women who defend this great country.

Monday, June 28, 2010

1. Are you a collector of anything? I don't collect anything specific but I have a lot of books.
2. Do you have any tattoos or piercings? I have several piercings and a couple tatoos. One ear has 4 piercings and the other has about 9. I don't fill all the holes like I use to. My tat is 2 butterflies and a cute little frog with my kids names.
3. What is your favorite salad dressing? Lighthouse homestyle ranch or a really good italian
4. What was the last thing that you ate? A cup of cherry flavored italian ice.
5. What was the last movie that you saw? In the theater? It was so long ago I think the last one was Harry Potter and the half blood prince. At home hubby had xmen wolverine on yesterday

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I started blogging a few years ago as a way to get my thoughts and feelings out while going through chemotherapy. I had cancer. It sucked. It's over and done with now thank goodness. This was back before you could "fallow" someone and there were none of the fun Friday things and the Monday things. You just posted. Plain and simple. Now though I think I like blogging much better. I really like the "fallow" feature. It means, to me, that people actually care to read what I have to say. That's so cool. My first blog, the cancer blog, is gone and pretty much forgotten. I deleted it. It served it's purpose, over stayed it's welcome. That kind of thing.

As I mentioned Friday, my eldest daughter went to camp for the first time. Today DH and I went to church like we do every Sunday. While waiting for the service to start DH does his deacon duties and I sit in our spot and read the bulletin. Listed after the offering is "special presentation" after DH sat down I asked if he knew what it was. He had no idea. Well, making a long story short, the camp kids made a little video and emailed it to the church office. It showed the kids getting on the busses, singing songs on the way to camp, getting off the busses and their activities over the last 2 days. It was wonderful! They are really having a great time. DD probably doesnt miss us at all.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Great Big Thank You...

To the ladies who stopped by and left wonderful comments on my blog.

I've been needing to get into my yard and do some work to my flower beds. So this morning we went to Lowe's. I got some pretty little flowers and a mixed flower pot. I love my flowers. I'm such a shmuck I hate it when DH kills the dandelions. I also got some more bird seed and another feeder for the big birds. This is my favorite time of year. I love to be outside tending my flowerbeds, feeding and watering the birds.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fallow Me Friday

Afternoon Ladies!
I missed last week so I wanted to hurry and get my things done today so I could come here and play with you all.
How is everyone? I've had a busy couple of weeks. Last week DH was in a car accident on base. He is feeling much better though. Thank the Lord above he wasn't hurt seriously.
Today we sent our eldest daughter to camp for 2 weeks. I think I embarrassed her a little. It's her first time away so naturally I cried my eyes out. I think it was worse than leaving her at school for the first time. She, on the other hand, couldn't wait to get on the bus and get away from mom and dad for 2 weeks. It's church camp so I know she will be well taken care of. It's just the idea that she's away from ME! Usually isn't it the kids that have separation issues? Not in this case. I barely got a kiss goodbye. I try to hold on tight at this age, 9, because I know from experience, having been a teenage myself once, that in 4 short years it's all over. She'll be 13, a teenager, and mom will cease to exist. Sigh.
My 2 year old doesn't really know what is going on. All she knows is sister got on a big yellow bus and rode away. She clapped. It was funny.
So I've been busy getting her ready. As I said in yesterday's post.
Today I was making a mental list of all that I do and all that I am. The list is long. I am...
A wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend.
A Governor, law enforcement, Dr, Nurse, psychologist and peace keeper
A cook, housekeeper, chauffeur, secretary, and secret keeper
A Christian, faithful church attendee, a servant of God, and a Disciple
Wow..No wonder I'm so tired at the end of the day. I wouldn't trade it for anything the world.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Milestone and a busy week

So here I am back to my blog. I have had a really busy couple of weeks. I don't even really know why. If just seems that time went by really fast from the time I got up until I went to bed. I was non stop go go go. I hardly had time to sit and watch Days of Our Lives. Thank the Lord for DVR lol. Today is a slow day so I'm catching up. Wow I missed a lot lol.

Today is also the eve of a milestone for my eldest daughter. She's 9 and is going away to summer camp for the first time. I am excited for her and a little sad. It means she's growing up and venturing out, spreading her wings. This is part of why I was so busy this week. We were running around, list in hand, buying the things she needed for the 2 weeks away from home. She's so excited to go she has no idea my heart is breaking. Then I wonder why am I heartbroken over this? I should be excited to be a kid short for 2 week lol. Sadly no I am not excited. Maybe next year. So at 8am tomorrow DH and I will be at church watching the busses pull away with our little girl. Ok I will stop obsessing. A parent has to let go at some point right?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy Week

I wasn't real active in the blogging world last week. Life was busy. I had DH home all week. He was in an accident on base. Drunk guys going too fast after drinking too much at the e-club trying to get to the barracks. Ooops. Not a good thing to crash into a Navy commander after drinking too much at the e-club. No one was hurt too badly thank goodness. My hubby got the worst of it all. So I was busy tending to him and our children. My eldest started gymnastics this week. So now she's in dance, gymnastics and ice skating. she better go to the olympics and make all my driving pay off lol. I actually love it. I live for doing things for my kids and my husband.

Today is father's day. I miss my dad. He passed away a couple years ago. Happy Father's day daddy we miss you very much.

Dan, my love, father of my children. I love you with all my heart. You make me complete. You are my soulmate and the love of my life. Happy Father's day honey. I love you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm a mom. it's what I do...

Have you ever had one of those days where you have a billion + 1 things to do and you just don't feel like doing any of it but you do it anyway because you're a mom and that's what you do.?.? have I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I did because mornings are my "me" time. Then there was DH's breakfast to get ready and shove him out the door, then the baby was up and needed feeding, changing (the bath could wait) My toddler was up and full of spunk this morning, and my 9 year old told me she left her shoes at church yesterday. How did I let my child get into the car with no shoes? and why didn't she mention this BEFORE we left the church parking lot? Calgon take me away. So I got kids fed and dressed and loaded into the car, I go to the church and fetch the shoes, I go to the bank, I go to commisary. Baby had a check up, 9 year old had a dentist appt. Toddler has an accident and I have no change of clothes so into Target I go, baby needs feeding and 9 year old is hungry. DH calls and needs uniforms picked up.

all of this while reminding myself "I'm a mom it's what I do"

So before you get into a frazle and lose your head. Scream at the kids and rip off DH's head remember...You're a mom, It's what you do.

Here is a little about me.
Questions:1. What kind of computer do you blog on?
I use a new Dell laptop. Inspiron something or othere
2. Do you wear perfume?
If so, what kind?
I usually just wear body sprays from bath and body works
3. What do you do for a living?
I'm a SAHM. I take care of 3 kiddos
4. Do you have any pets?
If so, what are they?
do kids count? ha ha we have 3 little dogs
5. Are you going anywhere for Summer vacation?
If so, where?
no specific plans for a long vacation. We have a little retreat up in the mountains we go to on weekends

Friday, June 11, 2010

Michael W. Smith - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Live)

The Power of a 2 Year Old

Never under estimate the power of a 2 year old. I sat down at the computer to play with my blog while ddR is down for her nap, or so I thought. I heard giggling coming from the hall bathroom and what did I find....R sitting on the floor pulling allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of the TP off the roll and tearing it into little pieces. Do you ever have days that you have to remind yourself "i love being a mom, I love being a mom"

It's New Friend Friday. I welcome anyone who wants to fallow my little blog. So it's time to go play the blog hop. Welcome and enjoy. It's not much, I've been away from my blog for a long time but I am getting back into the swing of things.

Over 40 and Parenting

DH and I were talking last night. Discussing life and parenting over 40. Our oldest is 9 so needless to say I was much younger when she was a baby and toddler. Now, into our 40's, we are parents to a baby and a toddler. It's not as easy as it once was. Both of our youngest children are adopted so it was our choice to get back into parenting. Not an accident or midlife desires for another baby. It's just as fun as it was 9 years ago, don't get me wrong, but chasing after a toddler is tiring lol. I wouldn't change it for the world though. I love my life and my children more than anything in this world.

We're finding it a little harder to set aside some "us" time these days. DH's job is demanding (he's in the navy due to retire in a few years) and I just seem to be worn out at the end of the day. I look forward to weekends without the 48 hour duty stretch where I am, for 2 days, a single mom. I sympathize with mom's who's dh's are deployed. It's not easy. Thumbs up to you. Thankfully military wives are a close knit group and we help eachother.

So with all that said....Bring on the weekend!

Helpful hint of the day:: Always get dressed before putting on new nail polish. It's so much easier.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Life Changes

I seem to be a pro at life changing experiences. I have lived a couple different lives and it took me until my late 30's to finally find where I belonged, who I am suppose to be, and the life I have been born to live. It wasn't any one person who changed me. Ok well I take that back. It was the power of God and my belief system that changed me. But it took me a long time to find that. It takes an incredible amount of courage to change your life and to be honest with yourself enough to take a stand, make a statement and say this is who I am. As I said in a past post I lived a lot of my life as a lesbian. It took me a long time to realize that that wasn't what made me happy. I wasn't happy and I hurt a few people on my journey to happiness. For that I am sorry. I'm not sorry for my experiences, I am just sorry I had to damage others in my process of finding myself. I am still a big supporter of gay/lesbian rights.

I applaude Chely Wright for her courage and strength.