Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Busy, busy, busy…

I am over being busy.  I work and go to school Monday through Friday and the last few months I have had booked weekends also.  I would like to have some time to do nothing.  I mean absolutely nothing.  Sleep, eat, watch movies, whatever. 

This weekend the hubs and I are taking a little vacation from the world.  I’m excited but even this little getaway seems like a lot of work.  Lol  Packing, shopping for stuff we will need, yada, yada, yada.  Oh well…It will be relaxing and romantic.  The place we have rented is right on the water and it’s secluded.  I can hardly wait!

So my baby boy “Bub” will be 16 in less than a month and I am just torn over it.  I mean I am thankful that he is still alive and aging but I know that the countdown to an empty house is on.  He will not move out at 18, he’s not that motivated.  But, one day a young lady will make him hers and they aint living with me!  For real…I don’t think (never say never) I would ever let him move a girl into my house.  I think that if a man is man enough to have a relationship then he should be man enough to have a place for them to live.  We will see. 

Nan is doing great!  She recently obtained a 4-wheeler and let me tell you…she is running that thing ragged.  She is such an amazing blessing to us.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much joy she brings my family. 

Dew has planted an amazing little garden full of tomatoes, cabbage, onion and brussel sprouts.  He has also started a herb garden on a palate.  Every night we have fresh herbs in whatever we are cooking.  YUMMO! 

I think that is about all that is going on right now…

I’ll catch up with you all later!



Friday, April 5, 2013

It's been a minute...

Hey y’all…I know I haven’t been here in a while and I am sorry for that.  My family has had a lot of illness, hospitalization and surgeries beginning in November and I have been somewhat side tracked by all of that.  I had all of these great holiday posts in mind but it is what it is…FAMILY first, right? 

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving, a blessed Christmas, a breathtaking New Year’s, a loving Valentine’s Day, so on and so forth. 

Has anything spectacular happened lately?  Has anything boring happened?  I want to know!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My dear sweet Mother

Two years ago today my momma passed away. 

My Mom was born and raised in Millwood, GA.  She was the baby of 14 children.  Her father was what my mother called a “faith healer” some others called him a “witch doctor” and her mother was of course busy taking care of her children and home.

My mother was always a God fearing woman that was raised in a Pentecostal church. When she was in elementary school she would stand on the step of the school and preach to all the other children during recess.    She was a good daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother. 

I spoke to momma at least once a day all of my life.  On Thursday, October 21 we talked on the phone for about an hour.  My brother called an hour and a half later to tell me that an ambulance had been called to momma and it was bad, it was bad.  My momma’s heart had stopped.  It just stopped.  She was on life support from the moment she arrived at the hospital until Saturday, October 23 when her children decided it was enough.  I miss my momma.

I am sitting here trying to think of the words to explain how much my momma means to me and no words come to mind. 

*Big Sigh*

Still to this day it is hard to believe she is gone forever.  When she left it shook my family to the core, we were all broken.  I think we are all coming back into our normal now but I still have days and sometimes weeks were I wonder constantly if we made the right decision.  Even though we were told that she had no brain activity and was having one seizure after another I think…what if. 

It’s a strange feeling when you realize you have NO parents.  As everyone says “Life goes on” and it does. 


Until next time…



Monday, October 22, 2012

Southern Autumn Air

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oh how I love Anne of Green Gables.  If you have never seen it, it is a must!  It is a PBS special that comes on once a year.  Make sure you watch J
There is Autumn in the air.  It feels amazing.  The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze and the birds are chirping.  It’s time to start making chili and maybe squeeze in one more camping trip before it gets too cold.   We love to drink latte’s (decaf of course) in the evenings and breath in the crisp air while sitting on the front porch.  I will open my bedroom window and just stare out at the pecan tree as I drift into a nice nap. 

I have mentioned that I live in the South where Northerners say it is summer all year long.  I love summer, spring and fall … winter, not so much. It doesn’t really get -0 cold here but I still hate it.  I hate 20o mornings.  It depresses me so. 

Ok, Ok…I won’t go into any sad thoughts of winter. 

Do you have any seasonal rituals that you and your family enjoy?  Please share!



Friday, September 21, 2012

My Daddy, the apple of my eye.

Today is my Daddy’s birthday so I will tell you a little about him.  He was born in 1930 in Mississippi and had 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  He was close to all of his siblings.  His mother passed away when he was 12 years old, he didn’t talk about that.  He was very, very close to his father until he passed away in 1983. 

My parents were married in 1950 in Axson, GA.  Two years later my mother gave birth to my oldest brother.  There are six of us children.  My brothers loved and admired my father.  Even as they were adults with families of their own, they would take fishing and camping trips together.  Me and my sisters were all Daddy’s girls.  I even had a “Daddy’s Girl” vanity tag on my car for years. 

Daddy was a man of very few words.  He didn’t say much so when he did, we all listened.  He was a brilliant business man and always worked hard to take care of his family.  He knew several trades.  He worked in pulp wood, painted houses, worked at a dairy farm and several other.  He was offered an opportunity to be a general manager of a fast food restaurant and that is where he stayed until he retired. 

I love my Daddy and I miss him so much.  I wish my children would have known him.  He would have loved them so.  He was an excellent Father and Grandfather. 

RIP Daddy…Give Momma a hug from me.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coupon's and Ranting

Couponing…Is an awesome idea.  It has been around for as long as I can remember but has really turned into a craze over the past couple of years.  Here is my problem with it…I do not have the friggin time! 

My sister-in-laws practices extreme couponing.  She posts pictures of 8 bottles of shampoo, four boxes of cereal, seven packages of frozen vegetables, two disposable razors and comments; “I got all of this for $1.59.”  I would love to have all of that for less than two bucks however;  I am not going to get together with a bunch of women to clip coupons, carry around an envelope full of coupons that I may never use and go to four different stores.  And here is why; If I'm hanign with my girls, I want to drink wine, eat hummus with pita chips and gossip.  My purse is so jam packed with bills, meds, Nan's hair barretts, Bub's video games and most of the time my husbands wallet and/or sunglasss.  Instead of wasting the gas and time running around to all the stores, I could take a nap instead. 
I get it, it’s a money saving option but come on!! I also have a problem remembering the rules; “This place takes double coupons on Wednesday’s (what is a double coupon again) and then here you can use a manufactures coupon and an in-store coupon”.  All of that is too much for my brain to consume.
I recently read the slogan; “He works, I save.”  What about the families that have two working parents?  Who saves then?  Me?  Why?  Because I am a woman???  Oh don’t get me started on that. 

Ok, Ok, I see that I am almost spinning into an age-old rant so I will pull myself back together…

Oh yeah, couponing…I was talking about couponing.  So…If any of you have any tips on couponing the easy way, please let me know so that I can share that information with my husband for his next trip to the grocery store ;)



Monday, August 27, 2012

Learn and Earn

As I said before in my first post, I am a college student.  A college student at almost 40…what was I thinking? I will earn an A.S. degree in Web Technology.  It will take me longer than two years to achieve this as I do have a full time job also but I will not give up.  School starts today.  I am taking two online classes this semester, Introduction to Computer Technology and College Composition.  I am not concerned about the Computer Tech class at all however the College Comp has me a little anxious.  The book for that class is titled “The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture”.  WHAT?  I have no interest in doing that at all but it is a class that I HAVE to take so I will try my best to give it my all.  We will see what happens with that…

I have been at my job for almost 14 years.  I have been promoted 4 times during that time.  As of right now my title is “Information Specialist”.  I am the webmaster, event coordinator, public relations and a lot of other things including washing dishes if that needs to be done.  I really enjoy my job.  I get to show my creative side.  I like most of the people that I work with and I am known as the comic relief/counselor, I take that position serious.    My co-workers know that they can bitch or gossip with me and it will never, ever go outside of my office.  Most days, we have a good time. 

Our office is somewhat offset right now.  One of my co-workers and dear friends has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.  She is 36 years old and has cancer in her adrenal gland, left ovaries, left lung, intestines and was just told she has an inoperable tumor on the left ventricle of  her heart.  We are all broken hearted over this.  She hasn’t been able to work since January of this year.  I miss her.  I miss her coming into my cubicle and propping her feet up on the corner of my desk and saying; “Want a potted meat sandwich?”  Oh how I love her.  Her presence is missed in this office.  And with that…I will close.