Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Please Pray

Please pray for those whose lives have been affected by the recent tornadoes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What the Heck......

Wow! It's been almost a month since I've posted. Time sure flies. (I see the formatting is still jacked up. **sigh**) I'm sorry, things have been crazy. For a while we had both boys in basketball AND baseball, plus I'm doing a diet and exercise program, so things have been a little cuh-ray-zee. There are just not enough hours in the day. Basketball is now over, and I'm sad to say that I miss it. Both boys did really well, both of their teams ended up highly ranked, and both boys made the All Star showcase. Most importantly, they loved it and it's good exercise. I did mention my diet and exercise. That's going well. Really well. As a matter of fact, I've lost more than 25 pounds so far. WHAT?? Yup - it's going well. When I reach my goal weight, I'll post a before and after. Until then, please keep me in your thoughts. A bonus to my diet and exercise program is that the whole family is eating better and becoming more active. Which is the whole reason I started this journey in the first place - my family. I need to set a better example for my sons, and they deserve a healthy mother who will be with them as long as possible. My health is improving. With each set of lab tests, I see the improvement. Yay! Well, I'm out of time, but I did want to stop in and let you know I am alive. I hope you all have a wonderful remainder of the week.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Few Quick Takes Friday

Sorry I've been MIA lately. My plate has been a little full. But I did want to stop in a post a really quick Quick Takes. I'm hoping blogger will cooperate; it's been screwing with my formatting lately. Aaaaand it appears it's still screwing with me. Yay. Plear bear with me. ---1--- Both of my boys made the All Star basketball teams. I'm so proud of them. I don't say that often enough. Those two boys drive me absolutely insane on a daily basis, but they are very smart, talented young men who have hearts of gold. I love them dearly and wouldn't trade them for the world. Congratulations boys! ---2--- My diet/exercise plan is going well so far. Of course, I could stand to get more exercise. I'm working on that. I wish I was one of those people that loves to exercise. Sadly, I'm not. ---3--- Allergies are causing problems for a couple of us in the household. I wish the dang weather would decide what it's going to do. One day it's 76,the next we have a high of 40. I am sooooo over the cold and ready for Spring. Now, if we could just get Mother Nature to cooperate! ---4--- Spring Break is fast approaching. Do you all have plans for Spring Break? We haven't really done anything the past few years because we've used a vast majority of leave time for illness and travelling with Gabe's baseball team. We'll be travelling less this year, so, although, I don't think we're going to do anything significant for Spring Break, hopefully we'll be able to do more things with the boys on the weekends. ---5--- I'm done for the day! For more Quick Takes visit Jennifer at (Sorry, blogger is messing with me and won't allow me to insert the hyperlink.)

Friday, February 7, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

What is with this stinking weather?  I live in the South - it's not supposed to be this cold for this long.  STOP IT!  I am so over this cold weather!  I swear, the first person that complains about it being too hot this summer is going to get punched in the throat!!  (By the way, did you know that there is a band called Five Finger Death Punch?  I did not.) 

There was a light snow almost all day yesterday, but not much accumulation.  Did the schools let out early?  No.  Today, there's been no snow at all, but there's a 30% chance of snow this evening and all of the local schools are closing.  It makes no sense whatsoever.  

Friday, January 31, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

TGIF!!  It was a relatively normal week.  FINALLY!  It was busy, of course.  Our lives are usually very busy, but thankfully this past week didn't feel frantic like most weeks have recently.  Maybe it's just that I'm finally getting back into a groove.
Wednesday I was scheduled for my annual mammogram.  As I was going through the check-in process, the lady is asking all of the usual questions; who is the insurance policy holder, who is my employer, etc.  She then asks me how many employees there are with my company......  

Friday, January 24, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

TGIF!  Am I right? 
I think Mother Nature must be suffering from hot flashes.  One day it's 70 degrees here, the next day it's 12 degrees.  TWELVE!!  UGH!  I am NOT a winter person - never have been, never will be.  I cannot stand the cold.  You'd think I have enough padding to stay relatively warm, but you'd be WRONG!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

--- 1 --- Wow! What a week! Why does it always seem like everything hits at once - like the flood gates have been opened.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What the Heck Wednesday

Is it Friday yet? 

So much has happened lately, both good and bad, that my mind is in a whirl.   I can't focus my thoughts.  I just want to throw up my hands and say "What the...???" 

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Few Quick Takes

TGIF!  This has been a horrible week. It's been really cold with freezing rain, sleet, etc.   I'm so over Winter.  

First of all, let me please ask for prayers for a very special family.  The home of a grandmother and her two young granddaughters was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.    These two precious girls have been through so much in their short lives.  Only three years ago, they lost their mother.  So, please keep this family in your prayers.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What the Heck Wednesday

As I mentioned a few days ago, I didn't really make any resolutions for 2014.  I haven't had much success in the past, so why set myself up for failure.  But I do have a few goals in mind.  One of which is to improve my health.  Part of that means that I have to get my big behind in gear and exercise more.  Okay, who are we kidding.  Exercise. Period.

I've gained so much weight these past few years, I don't really have many workout pieces that fit comfortably, so I tried to find a few basic pieces online.  It's frustrating to do a search for plus-sized exercise clothes and repeatedly get results with models who are size 0....  Really?

Friday, January 3, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Sorry I've been MIA.  It's been crazy around here.  

I received a call from my mother the morning of the 23rd.  She called to tell me she was the hospital with my grandmother.  Apparently my grandmother was letting her dog out to potty, and she stopped at the top of the back steps to bend over and put the dog's sweater on her.  When she bent over, she just kept going, flipped down the back steps, landing on her face with her arms pinned under her.