Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It was a long day I wished I was cheerier. I just was very down today. Everyone was good to me lots of hugs and stuff. I am off to bed. One more day to go.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Now, I sometimes I feel lost. I imagine how hard this is on my father and my sisters. We all have our own ways of coping with things. I sometimes feel like drowning my sorrows with a good bottle of wine. So, with that thought I have avoided the " Holiday Cheer "per say. (many years ago I got in a bad rut and was drinking every night of the week to not feel things and I do not want that to happen again)
I return to work Wednesday. I that will be tough. I have not been in for a full day since the 6th. I am hoping people will understand that I may not be the cheerful person I am known to be for sometime. I will do my best at what I do and come home to see my family.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Can you guess he wanted Transformers
Me with my girlfriend Nikita
See you can read that face
"Come on people lets get this over with so we can eat"
Yep, Mom did save a present
Sweet more Transformers "mom rocks"
Monday, December 17, 2007
The hardest thing will be when ever something came up whether how small it may have been I would call mom to tell her. Now, I will not have that so my dad will be getting the calls of goofiness from me. Whether it be Michael or Brittany doing something that I just have to share or Jim's up and coming surgery.
My life has changed dramatically and now I have to learn how to adapt to this change.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
It was the hardest thing for me to come home this evening I wanted so much to be at her side. But I have not seen my children in a couple days. Seeing them would make me smile and that was what I needed. Both the kids spoke to her today on the phone and told her thay loved her. For Brittany it was really hard. Michael is still so young that he does not fully comprehend what is going on. I explained to both kids this evening that Grandma was not going to be with us much longer and she loves them both so much and will be smiling on them from heaven.
That was on of the hardest things for me to do as a parent.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I have in the back of my head had the sense of denial. That my mom will make it she is the strongest woman I know. But, hearing my dad on my voice mail today made me break down and cry. I try to be strong and not let any one I work with see me crumble but today it happened. I could not hold it any longer. All I want is for my mom to be here with me for ever. What will I do with out my Friday phone call 's and her telling me what a good job I am doing. And to have her to talk to when my kids are acting like I did. And my childrens achivements not able to be there and cheer or cry with joy with me. I need her and that is why I do not want to believe that this is happening Because I do not know what I am going to do with out her.
I still cry for her when I get bad head aches only she could really make them feel better. With my head on her lap and her brushing her hand through my hair.
My Mom who sings "Good morning to you, Good morning to you were all in our places with bright shiney face good morning to you. "
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The kids are excited about christmas and break from school.
Work has been slow on my end not much going on other wise. Baking cookies today. Have a great day.
Monday, November 12, 2007
they are out there..I just can not fine them
Isn't this a great view
Yep, I am bored
Long way down
I know it has been sometime since I have blogged. Deer hunting takes alot out of you.
No I have not got one yet but we have 2 in the garage from one of the other guys I hunt with.
Update on the job I did not get it. Thats ok. That just means there is something else for me out there.
So thats all for now
Friday, November 2, 2007
Remington 870 20GA
Extra Shells (13.99X2) New heat seat (5.00).
So I am ready for Saturday morning to get here. So please pray I am safe and that I can hopefully get a nice size deer for this year. Thank you for stopping by and visiting.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Everyone getting dirty (Amber and Jim)
Now here are the adults (Terrie and Greg)
Jim working his best with one hand
Now the girls are bored waiting on the adults
Now there is no sound and it is kind of dark but it was the coolest house. After we got do with our pumpkins we took the kids to this house in town The people put on quite a show for the holidays. I took another with my new phone but still trying to figure out how to decompress the file.
Pictures of the kids tomarrow in thier outfits( Puppy too)
Monday, October 29, 2007
The first thought was it "its in the basement". I loath going in to the basement it looks like an old dungeon. I just loath going down there I usual make Jim go down there. So, I entered the basement and began to head down the stairs. I stopped dead in my tracks. my basement was flooded. With what.....YUK. My sewer line backed up in to my basement.
Of course what is the first thing that I do is run up the stairs an wake Jim up. "The basement is full of ......."
Now I realize that no one can use the bathroom. So, I call my girlfriend and no answer. Going through my head was "crap, this is going to be bad". After, getting the kids to my girlfriends , I run to the hardware store and rent a sewer snake ($40.00). It is 85 feet long. Get it home and it is not long enough to clear the problem. Now, the dreaded phone call. "Hello, Roto-Rooter I got a problem" After Wayne the Roto-Rooter man clears the clog took 120 feet of snake and over $300.00 I can now begin to clean my basement. Most of my stuff has been in Rubbermaid's but I still had some in boxes. And my Christmas tree is lost along with Jim's "charlie brown Christmas tree".
So, you ask have I learned anything. Nope because we still do not know why it was plugged.
But, I do thank the lord that it was fixed. And that it was not a collapsed line and that I did not have to get a contractor to come out to lay new line.
So here was my fun day.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
My oldest has been having issues with her grades , getting to class on time, and some attitude issues.
So, last night there was a dance at the school for 7th and 8th grader and she had asked last week if she could go. I told her that I would be sending a form to the school the Friday of the Dance and asking all the teachers if Brittany has been doing and turning in her work. ( this is also been going on for our newest child also Amber she is temporarily staying with us to help her with some of her issues) Now Brittany needed to get one of her teachers to still sign hers so she missed the bus so taxi mom had to pick her up. I spoke with the asst. principal and she said thing were going much better.
Now when I looked that the report she had 3out of 5 assignments missing in one class and 3 out of 7 in another class. When I saw she was missing assignments she was told because of the agreement she would not be going to the dance. Boy, oh boy did I see myself back in the day.(sorry mom and dad). I looked at her and said your really mad at me right now and I know it because I used to do the same things. Explained what I did and almost got a smile out of her. Now, here is the problem Amber did all her work and earned the right to go to the dance. Now, I did inform them that if one did not get a good report then the one who had a good report will be going and the other will not. So, now I was a really bad mom in Brittany's eyes. (today things are back to normal). So, here I was in their shoes.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Well, court was this pasted Monday. And still things have not been worked out. Now in the stated of MN. They have changed the statue for how child support is determined. Now in the past they went by the fathers income and determined the amount my a percentage of what he made. Now my income is also looked at. And because he says he can not work a real job.(issues that I would right for hours about) With this new statue he would only have to pay $50.00 per month and not be responsible for Medical support.
Now here are some facts that both the Judge and the County Attorney know.
He has conflicting statement
He has a condition but has not given proper proof of his work ablility(which he was to do if he wanted a modification)(not done)
Can afford a lawer but not pay his support.
Can buy a $500.00 guitar but not pay support.
To be continued........
We use Nextel for our carrier. And now Nextel and Sprint are together. The phone I wanted is a Sprint phone and because we do a shared minute plan I was informed that I could not get this phone which is a Sprint phone because I would be breaching our contract. Now the way I look at it is I write the check out to Sprint there fore I should be able to get what I want. I am staying with the same company. But no one was able to work with me. So with a little help from a nice sales guy from one of the mall Sprint stores he gave me the number for the Dispute Resolutions Center. I called the number and spoke with a nice man named Mike. And he was able to make all my wants come true. With his help I was able to order my phone at no cost to me. And he will be helping me with the switch. We will not be breaching our contract plus We will not be spending more we will work it out to it will cost us the same each month. So here is my new phone.
New Phone with all the bells and whistles(MP3, Camera)Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Now this story is about love, trust and everything that make a relationship work. I feel so honored to work with such a man. And I want to share this with all that I know. So please pass on this good story about soldiers.
And a special note to Amanda. I know we have never met in person but thank you for what you have do for my family and for being a great role model for my daughter and other daughters out there.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Michael says "Brittany !!"
Brittany in turn responds " Michael it was not me. It was you. "
Now they are going back and forth about who farted. Then Michael looks at me and says "mom, was it Brittany that farted?"
I told them both "I heard a fart but have no clue who did it."
Then with out any words being said Michael bends over and SMELLS Brittany's BUTT.
I just looked at him and said "yep you love her. Because if you did not there would be know way you would be smelling her butt. "
During all of this all I could do was laugh. Kids do the funniest things.
Also watch for our up and coming photo Christmas List. Thanks to the idea that I got from my sister I now will be taking the camera to the store and photographing wants and needs.
Thanks for the idea sis.
After Photoshop Just learning how to play with it a little more to come.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here he is kissing Uncle Jim's boo boo. I think it is the cutest picture.
I have choose American Cancer Society as my charity of choice. Due to how cancer has effected my life. But there are lots to choose from. Please let me know if you have joined. Thank you
Sunday, October 7, 2007
- He almost cut his leg off with a chain saw( nope he can not have one)
- Broke his arm when he was a kid
- Fell out of a moving car
- cut his wrist by dragging it across a bumper of a car
- almost electrocuted himself at work
- fell down the steps of our home by tripping over a extension cord(severally sprained ankle)
- hit himself with a sleg hammer in the leg
- had carpel tunnel surgery
- severally burned his arm
- AND MOST RECENTLY HE BROKE HIM ARM(the one opposite his surgery)
He is now out of work for up to 10 weeks. He has applied for short term disability and we are waiting on that approval.
So how did he do it. Well, by proving his manhood. He was driving a demo truck. (yep he is planning on running next year)
So that is the latest on my most accident prone one.
Friday, October 5, 2007
So here is my story:
When my daughter was two years old Tickle Me Elmo had just come out for the First time and you could not get it anywhere. I say an ad in the local paper for K-Mart. That said they would have it. I called the store to verify that they did indeed have the toy I was looking for. I was lucky enough at the time to live right across the street from a K-Mart. So I began to look out my bedroom window from 2am on to see if anyone was in the parking lot. At 4am I got up and decided it was time for me to go and wait in the parking lot. I went to a close by gas station for coffee and when I got back there were two people already in line. It is now 4:15am. Store does not open till 7am. I then decide it was time to stand in the cold for hours. By 6am the manager arrived and there was quite a line out side the store. I asked the manager how many they had. He told me 5. Now we had been hearing about people fighting in stores over these toys and that was the last thing I wanted to deal with. So , with the big mouth that I have I pretty much told the manager how to hand this headache he was about to have. I told him there was no way I was going to fight with someones Grandmother over this toy and the logical thing for him to do was put them behind the service counter and give numbers to the first 5 people in line. That way we could be the ones to get the toy. I said I have been out here since 4:15am and am not leaving this store with out the toy. He agreed with me and did as I instructed and I had a happy two year old that Christmas. I felt bad for the others that did not get one but I cared only about my child happiness at that time. So this is what I did for my child. Now if you ask me where it is to this day I could not tell you given to good will?
my favorite photo of my parent from this weekend.
Now that I have my wine cooler I have to fill it. Right?!
We missed the stopping of the grapes