Thursday, December 16, 2010



Isn’t this the best time of year. I so looooove the holidays – the music just gets my heart  happy and the foods are awesome….!
I love getting Christmas cards – hearing from family and friends….baking cookies – having family around for a big meal…and just watching everyone as they open their presents…LOVE IT!!!

So are you done with your Christmas shopping?….for the first time I think in my life – I AM!!!  There is no pressure or stress this year – it is wonderful….the secret is to plan ahead…think early on in the year what friends and/or family would like and keep an eye out for sales and special offers for what store sells for what price. Some gifts I make – such as brag books (photo books) or personalized calendars etc…and those I have to have the whole year for because you have to gather tons of different pictures and then put it together….those take me the longest. Or it just may be me because I have to pick just the right picture for just the right person for just the right moment in the book or calendar…I seem to have a problem making final decisions….lol!!!

This year I won a  big gift certificate – so I was even able to send some awesome gift baskets to my mom and mother in law…those will be delivered next week…YAY – I did good—LOL!!! I just know they are going to be a hit!!!!

As a side note – I am still trying to recover from that stomach infection – usually a very uneasy feeling hits me after I eat…no what how little or lot or liquid or actual food – my stomach is NOT happy. I truly hope that no one ever has to go through that.

Okay – Here is a pic of my grandchildren – I just could not resist at least showing one of them…..

They are just too cute……these are the most recent ones I have!
They are growing so quickly – I want them to stay small----LOL!

Now some crazy news is that the state of Florida has been battling some hard freeze temperatures. WOW – it is crazy….I usually wear shorts and t-shirts and sandals all year round—that is just Florida BUT this year – for the majority of the last two weeks…I have actually had to put on a sweat shirt and even sweat pants a couple of times – OMG – that is truly cold…now in the cooler weather I can breathe so much more easier…but that same cooler weather makes every joint in my body HURT…there is just not enough Tylenol or ibuprophen in the world to make the hurting stop.

I just wanted to check in with you all and fill you all in on what is happening in my corner of the world…I hope that the spirit of the holiday season is filling your home with much joy and love…remember to HUG those you LOVE…time is just too short~!~


Sunday, December 5, 2010


WOW…life sure does get away from me…..FIRST – I want to THANK all you dear friends who sent me get well wishes and positive healing thoughts and prayers my way….I so very much appreciate it all from the bottom of my heart. I must say I have NEVER been that sick in my life…. not to be too graphic but being sick to my stomach (throwing up) for over a week and then still not being able to eat for another ten days after that…and still recovering is crazy. There is some sort of stomach infection/virus going around college campuses here and of course my daughter caught it and sure enough I caught it from her. OMG – you feel like someone beat you senseless afterwards…. every muscle in my body started cramping..and I definitely lost at least 20 pounds easily…INSANE!!!

This is the first week I have been able to sit at the computer for any amount of time. Believe it or not – it has taken me a couple of days to just type up this much – sitting at the computer is still uncomfortable but there is NOT much I can do so I am trying to do things in small steps.

I must say that I am truly BLESSED beyond mere words…my daughter is OUTSTANDING….she took care of me, without me even asking…she saw to my every need and even slept near by so if I woke up she was there for me….OMG she is truly my angel. When she was at school…my hunnie did his best to help out…I must say he gives the BEST back rubs….now back rubs are dreamy…lol.

Just a few catch up items….Thanksgiving was WONDERFUL….OMG---my hunnie and daughter did all the cooking and it was SUPREME….I could not have asked for better company or better food…I am so BLESSED. I am totally done with my Christmas shopping – actually I was done by Thanksgiving week….Thank God for the internet…and I must say – I have out did myself this year—I just know that everyone will LOVE LOVE LOVE their gifts….I am so excited. Did I mention yet that I received my Christmas gifts this year already….it is great for me…because I so dislike waiting….lol….my hunnie and daughter bought me a brand new recliner – it actually lays back (mine was broken so it did not)…it is a dream…I LOVE it!!!! I also received a food processor (have always wanted one but there were always so expensive) but hunnie found one on sale he could not resist…LOVE it!!! We have already used it a few times…it is wonderful!!! So I have been totally spoiled…and BLESSED!!!

Well I think taking a couple of days just to write one simple entry is a bit much so I am going to end my babbling here and finally publish this entry before any more time goes by….THANKS for stopping by and saying hello….I hope to stay in touch more often…I do so miss hearing from everyone! Remember to HUG those you LOVE….time is just too short to waste!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Yes Peeps – I am still around…thanks for all those that sent messages…I am doing okay!!!

Just trying to set things straight in my head as to what direction I want to go in. I know it sounds like I am speaking in puzzles or code but I have very very nosey children and personally I would them rather not know what decisions I am fixing to make. None of them will be happy.

Personally they have A LOT of growing up to do….tired of the whining and complaining and thinking that they know it all…tired of trying to help only to turn around and getting kicked in the heart  for it. My hunnie and I actually agree fully that we are both tired of their garbage and we are DONE….stick a fork in us because we are so DONE!!!

House is still not done – FIGURES!! Tired of waiting on that too!! I guess we will start eating out for holidays too because I just do not have a kitchen to cook holiday meals in. BUMMER!

Still getting paid sporadically from WC – that also figures – Tired of trying to fight the system….I just do not have it in me anymore to fight for my pay or medications or anything!!!

Yes we are finally in the “NEW” computer/craft room…getting my craft area set up is running very slow but that is okay – I like having more room and I like the light so much better in this room (more windows)…and now my webcam shows the picture much more brighter and sharper – so I am a happy camper.

Over at my art blog I am posting every day for two challenges – one is NaBloPoMo and the other is Art Every Day Month… so stop by my art blog – FINDING MYSELF – and see what I am coming up with every day as a creation!!! This should be fun!!

This weekend is suppose to actually go down to 44 degrees – WOW – for Florida that is CHILLY COLD…I can’t!
We deserve the cool weather – we deserve the cool off – it has just been too warm for too long here!

Well I just wanted to do a brief update  - sorry if I am speaking in code for some – for now – it is the only thing I can do…until certain things are in place!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by…REMEMBER to HUG those you LOVE….No One is guaranteed a tomorrow!!


Monday, August 23, 2010


It has been the weekend of ALMOSTS….let me explain….
*We almost moved into the new puter room
*We almost had the satellite working in the new puter room
*I almost received my WC disability check
*The new kitchen cabinets were almost completed

So now here are the stories……We put my satellite box into the new puter room and hooked it up to my new hdtv flat screen TV…no matter what we tried (after three or more hours) we could not get the darn thing to work….it should have worked but then again- knowing the satellite company you would have to tell them you are changing rooms so that they can charge you for it. (I do not know that for a fact – but it would not surprise me).

We almost moved the stuffies from the old computer room to the new one but there was still a LOT of items from the new flooring and paint items that were still in the new room – so there was still too many things that had to be moved and cleaned – so the move did not take place.

I usually receive my WC disability check on Fridays – at the latest – it shows up in my bank on Saturday mornings---well no direct deposit on Friday so I just thought - “okay—I have to wait until Saturday”……we Saturday came and went and NOTHING….no deposit – now I am thoroughly annoyed…and a bit TICKED. So I thought - “okay-Monday morning it will be there” I was so WRONG…I then got on the phone to call the people in charge and sure enough---with a snippy attitude a rep said that I am actually NOT due a check until today Monday…so check my account after 12 noon….I am trying my best to remain calm – however… 3 pm I checked my account and NOTHING….NO DEPOSIT… I called my lawyer – trying to explain this to his legal assistant….and she says she will discuss the issue with him and get back to me – well it is just short of 5pm here and NOTHING…I am LIVID.

I am sick and tired of having to deal with the state and I promise you – that they are doing this on purpose so that I will settle out my case for a mere nothing so that they do not have to be responsible for my health care anymore. (the meds are about $650 a month at least – the oxygen is a couple of hundred a month and the doctor is an easy couple of hundred a month) (so they are paying dearly for destroying my lungs).  I am SO DONE… I am sure that the lawyer and his assistant got paid this past Friday – so they are in no rush because it does not personally affect them.

So that was my weekend of ALMOSTS …. I could have gotten more accomplished had I stayed in bed.

I am not bummed out actually – I know all things will come together – I just really dislike not getting things done!
However – I did get to watch some good football – looks like it is going to be a good season – I did manage to still create – so that kept my head busy – and I am still knitting away….and a bonus is I received more pictures of my grandchildren so that, of course, made me a happy camper.

THANKS for stopping by – Remember to HUG those you LOVE – because no one is guaranteed a tomorrow~!~

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Summer Time is in full swing here – HOT and HUMID and STICKY and well just miserable unless you are inside in the AC.

Of course – I am inside in the AC – soaking up every second of cool air that I can get…
I wish I could tell you that we are moved in finally into the new computer room but that would be a lie…I think we have all become totally lazy and procrastination is our mantra because the heat arrived and nothing is getting done.

Today tho we are making progress – we are going through A LOT of junk in the old puter room and throwing out a ton of garbage…that way we know exactly what is going to the new room without the junk~We are also setting up a craft area for me – that was the original reason for me moving into another room, just not enough room for all my hobbies and such.

I will still be sharing the puter room with the honey tho I am thinking perhaps he needs to move into a different area – I don’t want him to cramp my new style – LOL.

Other News—both AJ and Crystalyn are ready to go for a new semester in school – Crystalyn passed her summer courses with a 3.0 so I am a happy camper—college starts here on August 30th….all other school start on the 23rd. My daughter is counting down the days until she turns the BIG 21OMG I cannot believe that she is going to be that old. Where has all the time gone – I can still remember like it was yesterday picking her up at pre-K and her being so proud of her day and telling me all about it…and now she is in college and experiencing a whole new life and meeting some wild and wonderful people…OH to be young again.

Have you noticed that Pre-season football has started… I am in complete heaven – so many games to watch and so little time to keep up with them….lol. I am truly excited about football season – I think it is going to be exciting with all the new rookies and changes that have taken place---all the teams so far are truly looking good!

I am still working on my creations – and have even taught myself the basics of knitting and I am attempting to knit a baby blanket for my new grand daughter—then again if it does not turn out right – it can used to cushion her car seat or stroller—LOL.

Just wanted to do a quick update – nothing much huh?
Thanks for stopping by and reading—Remember to HUG those you LOVE – time is so precious and moves so quickly----PEACE~!~

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Yes it is true - the wayward son has returned home. My son AJ decided to return home so
that he could go to school here for criminal justice....I am so very proud of him.
I know he wishes that he could be working right now as a firefighter - (
which is what he was trained for in the army) but jobs are just not out there - so going to school is a great thing.
His major opens the doors for so many fields - I just know he will do great!
School starts towards the end of the month.....Now Crystalyn is making quite a name for herself......her Ceramics professor is so impressed
with her clay work - that her creations will be in a gallery show all of the fall semester.
She gets a shelf (
area) to herself for her pieces - the background of the display will be panoramic
pictures of a volcano and islands..because the 'Lil Monsters' she created came from such a
place and are now here---(
her imagination is amazing also)
Yesterday he collected all of her pieces - I think it saddened her a bit because she had
to part with them -but she is excited to be part of a show.
She was also asked if she had other pieces because there is a second show that her work would
be great at - and she said yes - so this is
WONDERFUL for the girl - I am so very proud
of her---she just amazes me!
Now my other son who is still in the army - should be heading to the states around
September 9th - I cannot wait to see him and his wife and my new grandchildren--
what a great blessing to the family!
Then he reports to Fort Stewart by October 1st.
I am still fighting with WC about my meds - this is stressing me out more then I can
handle at this point.....they send me to their doctors and go through their tests and
then the dr prescribes meds and they deny them - any of this make sense?
Well we will see what happens - the lawyer put in paperwork against them again--so
just another obstacle to get over.Have been keeping busy with my zandoodles (I have renamed them from zentangles),
creating in the comfort of the sweet AC. The heat is just unreal this summer!
There is just no rain and we are under a water advisory so vegetable gardens are just
not thriving this year - it is sad!
Thanks For Stopping By - I appreciate the visit~!~
In the meantime - Hug those you LOVE - time is just too short~!~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


You know that old quote that says "when life hands you lemons-make lemonade"?
Well I am drowning in lemonade.....enough already!!
Here is a short synopsis of just a portion of what is going on.....
my pulmonologist decided to give up accepting WC for patients - his practice is now
leaning towards education for the elderly-preventative that left me in the lurch--after 10 years of going to this doctor - I had to have someone new--
WC did not like this - they wanted to find some sort of fault with me so that
could stop paying for my care.
Well it all came to a head in May because they wanted another deposition (
I am thinking we might be heading back to court) so yes we are off to be questioned by lawyers...
the stress of this garbage really drove me so close to the edge - it seems always a game
and my lawyer claims this is just typical of the state and WC--that however is
NOT reassuring
to me at all.I found their questions very interesting - some of the same - a lot of updating info...and you
can just tell that they wanted to make sure of who is in my house and what the outside of my
house looks like and who does what in my house....this is enlightening because last time
this info was hashed out - they had me followed for 6 months - they video taped who came
and went and lived in my house everyday for 6 months - what they failed to realize is that
the one person they swore was me was my sister in law - and that is the video tape they
turned into the court -but with my sister in law next to me in court - they lost
miserably - that was 8 years ago.Well this time the deposition was also held at the same time that my lawyer put
a complaint in against WC because they never did a doctor referral - which brings
me up to date - yesterday was that doctor appointment!!!
I am suppose to be seeing a pulmonologist - that was court ordered, this
doctor is family practice no specialty - his wife is a pediatrician.
Apparently there are time that she sees his patients - and I saw no children there but
then again she was not there....but I am getting ahead of the story ---We walked in and the office had a smell to it and it was kind of warm in the waiting room--
I thought that was odd...I filled out the initial paperwork and this "nurse" asked if I had
all my paperwork from the other doctor with me - I said
NO this is
WC they mail it to you for me - I am not allowed to go and transfer records-
she actually snubbed me and dismissed me and told me to go have a seat...unreal!
So when we went to sit down - they were a puff of dust that flew up--we were covered
in dust--the seats were covered in a thin layer of white dust (
drywall dust), when we
looked over to the other side - the building is under construction...the place
was a hazard for anyone with respiratory problems!!I was really puzzled - then this one other lady who was waiting to be seen said to make ourselves comfortable because the wait time is pathetic and then said that the filth in this office
location is
NOTHING compared to their other office in the next town....OMG - I could
not imagine anything worse.
She said to
THANK GOD that we got to go to this office and if sent to the other one
find another doctor.This is before I even go into the asylum - I mean back patient area.
Well to save some time here -I will be brief - the exam rooms were disgusting - the paper on the patient tables are not changed between patients - the tables themselves have not been sterilized in a lifetime, there are holes in the walls with nothing but drawing paper covering
them with scotch tape.
Meantime - they had taken my vital signs and could not get an accurate reading
of my blood pressure - they had to put me on a electronic machine that takes
your blood pressure and the damn thing was squeezing the
HECK out of my arm thatI actually screamed out--OMG it was incredible pain - that nurse said well I tried
to tell you that it was high - it is trying to get a reading -
OMG I could not believe it.
Finally - I am in tears and the damn thing said that my BP was 221/109
well that freaked me out!
She brought me to some room -
DISGUSTING-I called Allen to come back to my room.
I told him where I was at - he joined me and I filled him in on what happened so far.
Now when Allen was in the waiting room other patients told him that the least amountof time that anyone spends there is 4 hours...geez...and that the dr is a real
As a matter of fact - the other patients also said the same thing - they also said that
he tries to eliminate any use of medication for WC patients. He also will never address
issues of pain because he will not prescribe anything for pain...any kind of pain.
Now Allen was already in a bad mood because when we called for directions while
on the road - (
the directions that my lawyer sent were wrong) the person
who answered the phone was really
RUDE - not a good way to be to Allen on the phone..
so when he heard from these patients how nasty this doctor could be in attitude - that only
put Allen in a more nastier mood - he was ready for a fight.One lady said that her dad had an appointment with him and the dr tried to double talk and
eliminate meds that her dad knew he had to be on and the dr tried to mouth off on him and her dad picked up a chair and threw it - now when her dad shows up
he is taken directly back and seen quickly and then sent on his way - apparently also her dad
had waited several hours to be seen and was
TICKED over it.
The dr talked about not getting paid if he prescribes certain things or requests certain tests.
I personally think that it is
NOT professional to talk to a patient about whether or not
you get paid or your concerns over fees...that is between him and WC - that has nothing
to do with me.
He also wanted to know if I was collecting any money as my salary from WC - I also believe that is not professional nor any of his business.He also mentioned that he is going to be running a drug study for respiratory patients - and if after a
PFT test (pulmonary function test) depending on my lung usage will determine
if I qualify for the research study (
truly I have no interest). Now that last time
I saw my first pulmonologist - my lung function went from 11% to 71% but it took
8 years to get there - lots of trial and error and changes with I have been
without meds for a couple of months because WC took their sweet time finding another doctor
for me and the depo and function test result was 36%. This is
NOT good! Because
they took their sweet time getting me referred - 8 years of work almost completely disappeared.
Now I understand why I have been running out of breathe more then usual and why I am overly
exhausted - my body is having to work twice as hard just to breathe.This doctor wants blood work done
and claims that I am probably diabetic
because I have been on steroids too long (
three different steroids for 8 years) and
apparently steroids on long term usage causes diabetes.
OMG something else I have
to worry about.
Well as he is leaving he wanted me to have my blood pressure taken again because it was
MUCH too high. They have you chew on this NASTY NASTY A-- medicine
that you have to suck the juices out of this pill tube.It was
DIGUSTING - but I did it and they have you sit for a while for the med to take effect. Meanwhile I am watching all the activity taking place in the reception patient area - the hub of
the place - it was
MASS confusion - lots of lost files, even the doctor was walking around
and asked this other patient and I what was he doing before he went in the other room.
One nurse was walking around trying to figure out what test to run on what patient next.
I have never seen such chaos before - it scared me.Finally after 20 minutes maybe a bit more they decided to take my BP again to see how the
meds worked....after crying again from the pain it was 225/125 -
OMG it went up..
now they say I am fixing to stroke out and they
HAVE TO bring it down quick - and again
I have to take that
DAMN NASTY medicine again - the nurse bribed me with soda if I took it
again so I agreed - (
you need a gallon of anything after wards because it is SO BAD).
So now it turns out that I had to wait over an hour before they would take it again...
did I mention that I had a RAGING headache all this time) I am in tears wanting to
leave so bad - I was hungry and have been there all day.....finally they took it again
and it went down to 198/95--so the doctor is happy and they let me leave...they gave me
prescriptions including a new one for my blood pressure. When Allen and I finally left we had been there from 10:30 to 4:00 -
CRAZY!!We walked out and the waiting room was JAMMED packed....there was only standing room
and there plenty of people standing.
I was so happy that part of my day was done -We went to our favorite buffet place to eat and
to have an early celebration for Allen's B'day - alone time at last.
The food was good and then headed to the pharmacy to drop off the scripts...then finally home.
Unfortunately once I got home the rage in my headache returned -
NOT GOOD...BP must have been going back up - So we called about the meds because they would be ready in an hour and we find out that there are problems with the meds -
WC refused to pay for the blood pressure meds - and two of the lung meds -
I CANNOT BELIEVE THE GARBAGE I AM GOING THROUGH.So today we had to go get a copy of the scripts and fax them to my lawyer so that they
could put paperwork against WC again. This is getting old....the lawyer said that I would have
to wait until it is approved once the complaint is put in order to get my meds unless
I want to pay for them out of pocket and wait to be reimbursed - well that is
NOT happening
because I do not have $115 to put up now I have to wait. That money is only
for one prescription - there are two or three that were denied - I just do not have the
money!!! This is just not a good day!!!
BTW - we found out from one of the nurses that all the construction being done is because
there is
BLACK MOLD inside the walls (the same garbage that made me sick years ago)
So Now I have caught you all up on my health adventures!Something has to give soon - because emotionally I do not think I can take much more!!
PLEASE if you have any advise I would love to hear it - I am just totally exhausted
having to deal with all of this!
Meantime -
THANKS for sticking around long enough to read my story -
Remember to
HUG those you LOVE - life is just too short!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


She has finally arrived - 6lbs 5ozs - 19 inches long
Born July 13 2010 at 9:24am
She is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Here she is with her Mama - my daughter in law
Katherine - what a beautiful Mom and obviously Savannah's beauty comes from her!!

Here is my son Eric - holding his precious daughter
That is the picture that made me cry - such a precious moment
so full of life and love
I am excited for all of them!!!
Thanks for sharing this moment with me - I know there will
be so many more pictures and moments but for now
that is it - We are Truly BLESSED~!~
Hug Those You Love - Every Moment Is A Blessing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I have been wondering if keeping a blog is a smart thing for me.
I have lost so much motivation to keep up. I have wanted to write about things
happening here - but getting my behind to actually sit and type out an entry
seems to be a major endeavor.Anyway - I am here now - so let me catch you all up on what is going on.....

GREAT news is that I am finding some dear friends that I have lost touch
with over the last 20 years - every once in a while I put type in their names
in a Google search just to see if I could find them but alas it
was not to be.....then on face-book I tried to do a search and slowly but surely I
am finding these wonderful friends/family once again and it really has
done wonders for me...I am finding that there were a lot of missing pieces to my life until I started finding
these dear friends.

The first friend that I found is sweet sweet Lauren - she was my roommate in college.
WOW it is wonderful to connect with her - she could always make me smile and is just
beautiful on the inside and outside - just so sweet...Golly I missed her.
Slowly but surely we are catching up on news--her emails sound just like her.
I am so determined to
NEVER lose touch with her again or any of my dear friends.
I am
VERY thankful for the internet - through it I have connected my past with
my present - and it is the perfect match!!! It feels like I am becoming more
like myself...I will write about my other friends in my next entries - I am trying to save topics to discuss so that I have at least that motivating factor helping me out.

It is typical
SUMMER weather here - temps in the triple digits - so the a/c and I have
become really good friends - just another reason to stay inside.
I see a new lung specialist towards the end of this month - my other doctor
was slowly trying to get out of the WC business - he has turned his business into
educating senior citizens in preventive care - running a lot of community programs.
He barely had any more office hours - and trying to please everyone in this situation was just not working out for me - so now I have to start again.
Oh well - typical state garbage!

Any day now I am going to be a grandma - now that is exciting!!!
We know the baby is a girl---I am so excited -- I just wish I could be there..
but they are in Japan. But 6 weeks after the baby is born they are coming back
to the states - my son is heading for Georgia - so at least he will be closer to home.
I will have plenty of time to spoil and enjoy every second of it~~
Allen thinks if he just ignores it he will not become a grandpa because he is
claiming that he is too young -
OMG ready or not - here she comes....LOL!

I have been keeping very busy with staying creative - I am still playing with
digital painting---and I am improving upon my zentangles - it really does
relax me - feel free to check out my art blog - FINDING MYSELF - and checking
out my art - it makes me feel like I am doing something good...and not
just wasting away!!!
Allen has been keeping busy with working on lawn mowers and small engine repairs.
Now that he can do for
HOURS and HOURS...he gets into the zone and he just keeps busy.
Now he even has people from all over the place calling him to see if he can help them.
We are also talking about creating with gourds - dried up gourds - we have the tools,
we are just comparing prices right now of places that sell the gourds-because we
cannot find any that are local.
My hunnie wants to be creative with me - now how cool is that.
The daughter is working at her school job all summer and taking a couple
of classes also - she is loving it all - and she has a art exhibition coming up that will last
until the end of the year -
WOW - I am truly impressed!!
She has created her own army of "monsters" - they are just so cute!!
They are out of clay - and just so very cute - she is also doing teddy bear jars - that
girl has such talent - I am in awe!!

As for the renovations - they are still going on -the roof was finished - the ceiling
in the garage and dinning room have been repaired - the dinning room has been
painted ( that room is our new computer/craft room).The walls in the hallway and entrance way have been repaired and painted.
We have the new kitchen cabinets - Allen is still staining them--and we have to move the
old computer/craft room to the new - but I have to wait until
Allen gets help because he hurt his back and he just cannot do it by himself!
So things are moving forward - but just a bit slower!!

Well for now - that is all the news fit to print -
THANK YOU for stopping by
and staying in touch--leave a comment and let me know that you have stopped by - I look forward to hearing from you!
In the meantime -
HUG those you LOVE - time is so short!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


First I want to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there. I hope
your day is very special.
Today is a bit tough for me - the other day I was thinking of Father's Day coming up
and I picked up the phone to call my dad to ask about his plans - then it hit me - and I spent the next several hours just sobbing....God I miss him....
Here are a few words of wisdom for Father's Day that I happen to come across:

My Father

When I Was...
4 years old
"My daddy can do anything."

5 years old
"My daddy knows a whole lot."

6 years old
"My dad is smarter than your dad."

8 years old
"My dad doesn't know exactly everything."

10 years old

"In the olden days when my dad grew up,
things were sure different."

12 years old

"Oh well!
Naturally, Dad doesn't know anything about that.
He is too old to remember his childhood."

14 years old

"Don't pay any attention to my dad.
He is so old-fashioned!"

21 years old

"Him? My Lord, he's hopelessly out-of-date!"

25 years old

"Dad knows a little bit about it,
but then he should because he's been around for so long."

0 years old
"Maybe we should ask dad what he thinks."

35 years old
"I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad."

40 years old
"I wonder how Dad would have handled it.
He was so wise and had a world of experience."

50 years old

"I'd give anything if Dad were here now
so I could talk this over with him.
Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was.

I could have learned a lot from him."

~ Ann Landers ~
I LOVE You Dad and Miss You So Very Much
Hug Those You Love....Life Is Short~!~

Thursday, February 4, 2010


WOW - time is just flying by - where the heck did January go?
I feel like I am missing out on things because I just cannot account for the time
flying by and nothing is happening.
Well since today is Thursday I thought I would do
I have not done one of those in a very long time--

I am Thankful for:
1- My daughter - she has been voted in as a president of a club and is
doing a
SUPREME job in running the club and making changes that are
attracting more people who are interested in proud of her.
College seems to agreeing with her - lol
2-I found my long lost BFF from college on facebook. Have been searching for
her for such a long time - trying to get friends to look for her
in the tri-state area and finally -after 20 years I have found her....
Love ya Lauren -
3-for my hunnie who shares my passion for football and we are
well stocked for some fun food and football craziness this sunday...
4-For my friends who have not given up on me--Thanks for always
staying in touch with me--through my highs and lows - and my
withdrawing from the internet from time to time--
THANKS from the bottom of my heart!!

I hope life is treating all of you GRAND--what are you thankful for?!
Until Next Time........PEACE~!~

Sunday, January 3, 2010


First and Foremost - HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE~!~
Now Yes I have dropped out of sight again - really not spending a lot of time on the computer
I really think I have become somewhat burnt out over it.
I did manage to blog on my artblog for 30 days straight and create a lil piece of art for 30 days straight - both in November - I enjoyed myself...then the holidays came on
much too fast.
It was my first holiday without my dad which saddened me a great deal - but I did manage
to be okay---better then what I thought--for me - this is good.
Just wanted to wish everyone - a wonderful New Year--did anyone make
any new year resolutions - it was almost two years ago that I woke up and said
NO MORE CIGARETTES - so that is something to celebrate this month.
My resolution is going to be
BE CREATIVE at least once a week--do something
to keep those creative juices flowing!
I am still living the life of a recluse - but I am getting better at accepting
that of myself instead of making myself feel terrible about it! This also is a good thing
for me!
I hope to put some pics up of stuff around here--hopefully soon!
In the meantime - I hope your New Year brings you much
and that LOVE guides your every step
See you all soon-