Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rosie and Maddie

I absolutely LOVE this picture of Rosie and Maddie. It was taken at Joanna's baby shower last weekend. (Maddie is Jo-Jo's 1st baby) It is amazing to me how much love this little girl shows Rosie. I hope they grow-up to be great friends.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


CONTROL:the act or power of controlling; regulation; domination or command: Who's in control here?
Just some thoughts on my struggle with weight. It is not going so well, and I need to figure out some thins in my mind before I can go forward...

Here is a neat thing called Friday Fill-Ins...Every friday (or Thursday night) there is a fill in for you to answer. I thought it was neat... we go!

1. It's cold and overcast.

2. I am learning to like tomatoes.

3. My favorite health and beauty product is covergirl highlights mascara.

4. I'd love a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all my leg really hurts.

6. Friends; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was hilarious.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to scrapbooking, tomorrow my plans include a family get together and Sunday, I want to go to the beach!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

just thoughts

This is Rosie and my neice maddie. Maddie and her mom and Grandma came over the other day to visit. She absolutely love Rosie. Calls her *Baby* and tries to hug her all the time. It is so cute. I'm gonna have to get a video of it.

I've been doing a little scrapbooking, but I feel like I need to change it up a little. I'm starting to feel like all my pages look the same. I'm gonna look at some other scrapbooker's styles and see what I can learn(Steal...haha) from them.

Tomorrow I go back to the Dr. to check out my leg. I'm thinking he'll have to continue to put me off work, since there is still infection present in the wound. I'm not really heartbroken about that, just starting to realize excactly how bad this infection was. 4 weeks of antibiotics and it is not cleared up yet. That's a little scary...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day. I tried to keep busy and remember my mom in a positive way. She had a great sense of humor and I wanted to honor that.

We spent most of the day planting around the ole homestead. We bought 3 fruit trees, lime, orange and peach, a ton of roses, bushes and trees, and I had to get some sunflowers cause I LOVE them. My official Mother's Day present is the dolphin topiary. I know just where I want to put it in the front yard.

My son came over Saturday night and brought Rosie

We put her in her bouncer for the first time. She didn't seem too thrilled with it...All in all it was a nice weekend.

Friday, May 08, 2009


Yesterday I went to the park to feed the ducks...I haven't done that in YEARS, Haha. My cousin Ricki, her daughter Joanna, her daughter Maddie, my DIL Kimberly, and Rosie. We ate McDonalds there and then went to feed the ducks. It was really fun. Very relaxing, except for when Maddie would go too close to the water. I really had a lot of fun just chillin...

Some of the ducks...

Ricki and Maddie feeding the ducks...

Maddie giving *baby* (Rosie) kisses...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Back to the land of the living...

It has been over 2 months since I last wrote anything here. I decided to take a self-imposed hiatus. No blogging, no scrapbooking, no dieting. I would re-read my posts and they were extremely depressing. All the same, whining and crying cause things weren't going my way. It made me very sad. I decided I needed a break. I really did. Things have changed since I was last here. Some for the better, some for the worse. The main thing is I now feel more equiped to handle the bad with the good.

The biggest change is I am now a grandma!!! My beautiful granddaughter, Rosie, was born March 23, 2009.

She is such a joy. Her full name is Rosalyn Marie and I couldn't be happier. I already out in my order for another one, haha.

Another thing that has changed is that I have stepped down from my position at work. A couple of things lead to this decision. The biggest one was my health. The staph infection on my leg got so bad, at one point the Dr. SERIOUSLY considered cutting away 1/2 my leg. I knew that as long as I was in charge of the store, I would not get the treatment I would need. I would be worrying about what was happening while I wasn't there. The other reasons include not wanting all the responsibility anymore and needing to spend more time with my Dad and my Rosie. I don't need to be working all the time anymore. I have been on medical leave since April 14, and don't expect to go back until at least June. Thank God for disability. As of this moment I am not assigned to a store, when I go back, I'll probably work nights. I'm more of a night person anyway...

I have also done some scrapbooking in the last day or two. I had seriously lost my "mojo", but I think it's back!! Now that I have this beautiful little girl to scrap, how could it not be?

Well, I think that's enough for now. Don't want to over-do-it right off the bat. I'm happy to be back and like the new positive vibe I've got going...