Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Addie and Remmy

Just thought I would post a picture of Addie and Remmy..... I happened to catch them at the right moment.....

Hasn't Addie grown..... She is one spoiled pup....She is not even a year old yet... almost... A week from this Friday she will be a year old.... Remmy is 9... He has gotten so old looking.....Addie keeps him moving... You see his tongue hanging out....They had just finished playing and tugging.....

cleaning up...

No we don't have this much snow on the ground....I sure wish we did in our back  yard..... the mud is horrible....we had drizzle for 3 or 4 days over the weekend into Monday.... My carpet was a mess..... I would love to have at least 10 inches of snow in my backyard only...... :) November was freezing cold and December has been nice....today is back to being cold.... they say the cold is here to stay....but that is what they said back in November...

It has been a busy week....Kim our daughter found  a screw in her tire and her tire would get low ....So we switched cars and Russ took the new SUV and Kim took  her dads car and I had Kim's car... First thing Monday morning I called Goodyear Tire..... They said to bring it now.... So I took Kim's car in and they found the screw and patched or plugged the tire for $20....was home by 9 am.....Yesterday (Tuesday) I took our Cobalt in for a recall on the ignition,  I had taken the car in about 6 months ago because we couldn't turn the car off... I thought they took care of the recall then...but it was a short fix because that is when everything fell through the roof on GM.... So I ignored the letters I was getting from GM....because I thought they had done it ....So I got this letter in the mail from GM saying my car had NOT been fixed that it was temporary fixed.... So I called the GM dealership asking about it...They said yes my car needed to be taken in.... in the meantime I received a letter again saying if I made an appointment to get the recall done they would send me a $25 gift card to certain places.... So my cars ignition is fixed this time.... I wanted a oil change to and they said a bulb was out.... and the serpentine belt was starting to crack....they said I could wait and I said no please replace it....so $157 things were done....The car is 5 years old....I want to maintain this car...Anyways I chose Red Robbins as the gift card to send us...

This Friday my son will be having surgery on his deviated septum in his nose....and also he has inflammation in his sinuses and the only way I can explain it is they will rotor rooter out his sinus cavities....we will be helping Jessica during his healing time....

Saturday my daughter and I will be going with my future daughter in law to try on wedding dresses....Her mom of course will be there....and Stephanie's sister will be there....Then we will all go out to eat for lunch.....with me going it all depends on how Tim does with his surgery...

I am going to be cleaning up my blog and deleting some of the blogs I had followed and they no longer blog for over a year....I hope I don't offend anyone.....if they still read blogs...I will also be adding some new ones to.... I want to continue to blog....It may not be everyday....

Have a wonderful day....


Friday, December 12, 2014

Isn't he just a precious little guy.....This my grandson Jack......I am so excited to spend Christmas day with him.... and this grandma is spoiling him....

I am excited about a lot of things happening and my wallet is very small with everything that is happening... So we have slashed a lot of things so things will be possible...Our Christmas budget went out the window..... well I am the one who has not followed the budget.... ugh...well at least everything was paid for in cash....no plastic...that is one thing I will not reach for is the plastic.....Russ and I are going out to go Christmas shopping this weekend.... Finish up that needs to be done.... This is the first Christmas everything will be wrapped before hand instead of wrapping on Christmas Eve...One thing I have done this year is I am enjoying the holiday season....

I have finally said this is what I have to spend for the rest of Christmas....I can't go over it....I had just about everything bought...But I kept seeing things for people....My family is growing and I am excited about it growing...I think we need to pull names at some point.....

It has been so gloomy this past week..... I wish we would see some sunshine....

The cats have been climbing the tree..."sigh" I can't have bows on the presents because they are attracted to them like magnets and eats them and then they barf it up later.... Addie has been so good with the tree.... She gets all shaky because the cats are running in and out of the tree and she wants to dive in after them to play....But she sticks her head in the branches to see out of curiosity and the only cat that has front claws gives her a smack and scares her....Sidney the smallest cat who doesn't like the newest member of the cat family that we got from my son Tim, says it is her tree.... Crosby doesn't give a hoot just wants to run in and out...Tried putting empty boxes  under the tree so they wouldn't dive in and out...NO they just dove higher  up into the branches.. I placed baskets under the tree so they could curl up in them and be calm cats....Avoided the baskets like the plague.....All breakable ornaments are off the tree...   But you know I wouldn't have it any other way....I love my 4 cats... I think however I may go with a smaller tree next year.... but I would ruin Christmas for my cats.... LOL....

Do you believe Addie will be a year old the day after Christmas.... We got her in April.....We have had her for 8 months now.... She has come along way from a terrified puppy to a loving German Shepherd teen .... still has some issues of not being confident about things.... One thing she does and we don't know why she does this.... But when it is time to feed her dinner she runs in circles around and round through the kitchen.... Then she sits alert next to who ever is feeding her...If your not fast enough she starts running around and around through the kitchen again.. She does this also if she has to go out and we aren't paying attention to her she starts pacing around though the kitchen again and again.... And when you get  up she leaps after you like a antelope.... she doesn't jump on you but she leaps so excitedly as to why did you wait so long.... She has a lot of funny things like that.... She now watches the house and tells me when she doesn't like something that is going on our front... When she sees some one coming to the door she goes immediately to the door... Then when I answer she comes back to the couch and gets on the couch and stands herself up in the window telling whoever it is I am watching you....My Holly use to do that... And when my kids come over and they have keys to the house they come walking in and she knows it is alright. She looks at me and I say it is okay...She does greet them but she does not jump up.... she sniffs there hands...She knows everyone's scents....She has come a long way....there were times I wasn't so sure but one thing I will do anything for my fur babies....

Have a wonderful weekend.....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How I get rid of stress....

I have so much on my mind at this point....it is most great things and there are some good and not so good things I will not discuss on blogger.....

I love this picture because when I was going through cancer and after the whole cancer journey they had a class to go to on how to deal with going through cancer and dealing with knowing you had cancer.. I do think they should have it while your going through it.... it's all free as it should be because of the cost of everything....Anyways I went to a couple of classes and we had one on meditation..... which I have used this form of meditation a lot since I went to that class....I grew up in south Florida and I loved the ocean....And this lady (therapist) had every one close their eyes and think of your favorite place to be...So I picked standing on the beach.... others picked a cruise, or the mountains and some of us picked the beach.... She told us to meditate on what we had been through and what we are going through... And then meditate on why you love your favorite spot....I have always loved the beach because of the beauty of the ocean and how God created such a awesome ocean.... So after we did all the meditation, she asked every one to share what you meditated on... So I told everyone that  Cancer to me is evil but cancer also brought many blessings to me.. I said as I was standing on the beach and the ocean waves came in the waves also washed all the toxins out of my body, the chemo toxins and the cancer toxins out of my body....Like when I was little and how they explained to me that when you accept the Lord, the Lord washes all the sins away... So I visualized the Lord washing the toxins out of my body... That meditation did wonders to me...

When life now gets to be crazy for me, I turn off all the noise in the house, and I visualize that beach once again.... After visualizing all the stress and toxins are being washed out to sea, a calming comes over me... it works for me and doesn't for others....

With the holidays upon us and all the craziness going in the world, I have done this mediation a lot... I kept saying I WANT SIMPLE!!! What is simple to you??? What is simple to me???

I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff to make things simple... but yet I am not seeing simple, when the UPS comes with another package for me... I am not keeping it simple... I have more and more people to buy for... I promised myself I would bake and would make things instead of buying...That has not happened... I started to write down all this stuff I needed to do... All the baking and sewing to do.... I started to get so overwhelmed with everything...So I decided to skip out on the baking.... I will make one thing and that is chex mix.... All my kiddos love it... So I will be making the chex mix...it's easy... all the sweet stuff we don't need.... I did however order something Russ has not had in years.. Probably 30 years now it has been, I know I have never made it, .. and that is Baklava.... I am excited to try it...I am sure it will go to our hips...

I found out last night we are going to be seeing Jack on Christmas... I am so excited...

So as you go through the next few weeks with all the stress that is going on, take a moment to meditate and wash all that stress out of your body...

Have a wonderful day....


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Great thing is happening...

These two wonderful  kids are getting married and I am one happy mother right now.... My son David proposed to Stephanie over the weekend.... I am so happy for the both of them... Stephanie is such a sweetie... I am honored to have her as my daughter in law.... come June 20th, 2015....

It will be a busy 6 months.... I haven't written because my son told me he bought the engagement ring and I couldn't say anything until he asked her...And nothing seemed as important as that.... I kept asking when?? Every time she walked into the house I would look at her hand...NO RING..... Then this past Sunday I did not look and she gave me a box of chocolate and kept smacking her hand on it... My daughter was here and so was my hubby and we couldn't figure out why she was smacking her hand on the box....I never looked down at her hand... Well she said look and then I looked and I shrieked with excitement.... I was so happy...

 So the excitement begins.... Sorry if I talk about the wedding for the next 6 months...I will try not to be excessive about it...

Have a great week ahead...

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st.....

Good Morning to you, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... we sure did....

We had all my kids here and a few friends who had no family to go to so I invited them to our home....One thing I do not like is knowing people who don't have family to go to... It was nice seeing the kids and friends...

The Blooper this Thanksgiving was I forgot to put the spiral ham on the table....Since the number of people kept growing I sent Russ to get a spiral ham....Because my turkey was so big and took a LONG time to cook, I cut the ham up and put it in the crock pot to warm up.... We put everything on the table and ate dinner and we were all stuffed and my son Dan goes to make a cup of coffee and goes mom the ham!!! We all looked at each other and moaned... So the ham was not served and I sent some home with a friends..

I am tired of ham and turkey..... but it was so good....Last night we had ham and eggs and a bagel for dinner....We were tired of eating the left overs...I know Ham was part of left overs....but the eggs were so good...

Friday my daughter Kim and David's girlfriend went out later in the morning to just have fun....we had lunch at Olive Garden.... it was a nice time to get out and away from cooking....Came home and said I wanted to put up the tree.....NOPE didn't happen.... don't know why....

Saturday we went to a craft show and another friend of mine met us there....we had a nice time going through the craft show....Tim my son it was his birthday....Russ and Tim went out to the movies (they like Sci-Fi.) me not a fan of it....So Anita and I and Jerry (Anita's Hubby) and another friend of ours Jill went out to lunch at Applebee's while Tim and Russ were at the movies.... Jill and Anita came back to our house and spent some time talking.....it was such a nice time....

I thought about putting up the tree while Russ and Tim were at the movies...NOPE didn't happen....

Didn't know why I was procrastinating....

Sunday we went to church for the first time in a very long time.....All the friends who I saw over the weekend were friends from church...I knew in my heart that God was pointing me back to church......I enjoyed church so much....

Came home and wanted to put up the tree..... Kept procrastinating during the afternoon....Our entire marriage we have put up the tree by now....Finally I told Russ we just need to do it now....So we went downstairs and brought up the tree and ornaments....what we don't put up is being donated....I have a friend who has nothing... So I will have her come and look at my stuff I will be getting rid of... let her take what she wants and then donate the rest for the Nature Center for their Christmas Noel fund raiser...We got rid of a lot of Christmas stuff last year and we are going to get rid of even more this year...

I now know why we kept procrastinating.....it's call a young dog name Addie....it's her first Christmas....She was helping us ....She destroyed two ornaments....They were wooden ornaments.....So far today she is doing good but it is still early yet........

I have most of my Christmas shopping done......I am early on that...it's the first time ever I have been on time...

I hope you have a wonderful week....May it be filled with many blessings...