Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday

Happy Tuesday....
It's almost the end of October and this year is zooming by...I wanted this holiday season to be stress free and I was going to work on crocheting and knitting things for gifts.....That never happened and I was on the computer searching for yarn...Since two of my kids left and are on their own.. I was looking for yarn and I was going to make each one a afghan.... As I was pushing the put in cart button the colors I wanted... I realized there is no way I will finish both on time or even one on time... Why am I fooling my self and putting this kind of pressure on me....I wanted a stress free holiday season.... The peace that came over me was so nice....I knew I was making the right choice in holding off on the afghans....I will still get the yarn and will work on them during this winter and just give them to the kids when they are done...no stress just made with love...

When I was growing up, our home had a lake in the back yard....it was a big lake.... I water skied and fished and swam and just lay in the floating lounge chairs.... We had a dock like the one in the picture above....I miss those days of just walking out on the dock and sitting and feeding the ducks and geese some bread....It was so peaceful....An occasional manatee would come up and scared the tar out of me.... You could see fresh water tarpon rolling near the top of the water.... those were the days.... We even had a row boat...The picture brought back so many warm fuzzy memories....

Other holiday seasons in the past I had so many expectations.....everything had to be perfect....Last Thanksgiving I bought a new table cloth and matching napkins and I wanted things to be perfect..... The table cloth and napkins are still in the package.... I never unpacked them from their package.....Russ and I were so sick with this stomach virus that I had to cancel Thanksgiving...I decided this year I am not going to have any expectations with Thanksgiving or Christmas...

A friend of mine was telling me, She just got married and she said for the last 6 months all she has done was making plans.....She was living planning things....all she wanted to do now is to live life.....embrace life and stop planning...just live life.....And it hit me right in  the face.....that all I have been doing is living and planning and not living life....Does that make sense??? I want to laugh and live life....I want to look at Christmas lights this year and see the sparkle in them and not think how much they cost to run.....No money doesn't grow on trees.... But I want to see the prettiness in things... I want to live life and see the beauty in everything...

So this holiday season embrace the fun and the joy and peace.....
As Halloween approached I was dreading on spending money on candy.... but I can't wait to see all the kids in their costumes.....

Don't get me wrong, yes you have to plan things but don't let the planning take over your life where you forget to live life...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Addie

 
Our Addie is 10 months old...we have had her for 6 months....How she has come along way....
 
This is Addie's first day at our home....she did not know how to climb stairs.... Addie never had socialized with people...she had been locked in a cage...You can see the fear in her eyes...Addie at 4 months old...
 
Addie more comfortable with us... Her eyes don't show fear.. She looks so regal....8 months old.
Addie keeping an eye out on our home....She loves watching the birds also...Addie at 10 months and 57 pounds....
 
Addie is still very much of a puppy....She is a bundle of energy.. at times I ask myself why why did I get a puppy...She is now barking when someone comes to door...She is becoming my shadow like Holly was... Never leaves my side... Would I do it over if you ask..... You bet....

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday

Good morning and hope you have a wonderful weekend...... May it be filled with many blessings....

I will be in my sewing room......

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On cloud nine.....

I am on cloud nine since this past weekend....I visited with my precious grandson....it had been about 6 weeks and he is sitting now and two teeth are starting to appear....it was a great visit for this Grandma... Jack loves loves music.....Takes after his momma...
 
I have been busy this week with Addie, as she was spayed.... talk about two months of vet bills (Crosby last month) but so worth it....We should not see the Vet till June of next year starting with yearly appointments.....Starting to put money away for that... The Vet gave me some pills to keep Addie sedated....Goodness we needed them....even with the pills she is one busy pup... For having this surgery she sure jumps  around like nothing has happened to her....Addie is doing great.... Dan my son looked at her incision for me...I didn't want to look for fear it would be open...ugh... Dan said it looked real good.... Phew!!!!
 
Another thing I am on cloud nine about is my older son (Dan) got a used car....with having a motorcycle in the winter is not good....Told him no more rides he MUST get a used car or ride the city bus....So he bought a used car....runs and everything.... I am stoked about this....As I told some friends I AM FREE.....hee hee...It feels wonderful....
 
What I didn't tell you is the weekend before last, I called the police on a new neighbor.....They moved in a month ago.... My older son said he recognized this man from where he use to be a bar server...The guy treated the waitresses real bad.... Not the men... But he degraded them in front of others and called them "B's....I wasn't sure what to make of what he was telling me...They had told him not to come back to the restaurant ... After Dan told me this I heard this guy cursing  at the  Media com cable man in the front yard... I had the windows opened.... Then a few days later he was working on his sidewalk with two other people...I don't know if they were friends or not.... He was cursing at them up and down... I was now believing Dan....
 
Well the weekend before last I was shampooing my carpets and had the windows opened and I heard yelling over my shampooer..... I stopped the shampooer and Russ was on the side of the house behind the wooden fence weeding.... So I opened the side window and said what is going on.... He said it is the guy across the street.... So I went to the front window and he is screaming at his wife... threatening her and every other word was F this and F that.... I yelled out the window and said SHUT UP.... He didn't hear me over his yelling... She had the car between him and her... He went on screaming and saying this is and that is your fault.... I am 10K in debt because of you and so on and so on... And he continued degrading her and threatening her....I was shaking like a leaf.... The sad part of all this there were two kids in the front yard and they were just flitting around and playing....Like they are so use to this... These kids are from his first marriage... He has no custody of them... only visitation rights... Well I called the non emergency number and my voice was shaking....They were hearing the screaming and they asked me if I was alright...I said it's not me it's from across the street and he is screaming at his wife.... The guy goes are you serious and I said yes sir!! I said there are two kids over there to.... I then said he just took the kids and women in the house.... He asked if I saw a gun... I said no that I couldn't see ... The next thing I know 3 squad cars pull up and parked up and down the street  and I pointed the house out... You could still hear him screaming in side...So one of the kids opened the door and the officer went in, one officer went around back and the other officer went in the garage that was opened and there was a door to the house.......One officer brought the women outside and then the two kids... He was not arrested because he had not made a mark on her.... And he was even cussing at the cops.... He was telling the officers what are you going to do.... I don't know what happened because the women left in her car and then the officers let the cussing loud mouth in his own  car with the two kids.... and then a squad car followed behind him... Is that crazy or what!!!
 
I looked up on line and logged in to the police log.... Under their address across the street it said domestic call and then where the police say what happened with the call.... it said disregard!!! Disregard you have to be kidding me....
 
The reason why the police came with so many cars is because I was NOT the only neighbor calling....
 
My son said at the restaurant where he worked at and this guy came in and abused verbally the waitresses he touted he was a lawyer....Maybe it is true and that is why the police didn't take him in....who knows... 
 
This past weekend I saw him a couple times pacing in the front yard smoking a cig.... I have never seen such a mean looking man before... Goodness....
 
We have a neighbor right next door to me and he missed the screaming part because he was not home but he came home to police cars up and down the street...I told him what had happened and I called the police.... He said he sat on his front porch and watched everything and said he can not believe they allowed him to take off with the kid nor was he not arrested.... Jerome told me that if he comes and threatens me please come over and I will deal with him... I thought he was so sweet....Jerome is like 6'4" and is solid built.... He told me that this guy is a nut case.... He said he talked with him one time and knew he was a nut case...
 
I am still upset about how he treated her.... Why she came back and all that.... But what I have read is that an abuser makes it about you and that is it all your fault... And it is so very hard to leave....I sure hope out of this she knows she has neighbors that care....So I pray for her all the time.....
 
I have never seen someone like this before.... I didn't think about it till it was to late  and only got about 5 seconds taped of him screaming at her....I forget my phone has video.....so far it has been quiet....
 
Till next time.... 

Friday, October 17, 2014

"stuff"

Good morning, Thank  you for your comments yesterday about my post.... I think it is important to share things...

The picture above is of a pumpkin made for me....He made the other ones last year.... the pumpkins in the bowl are from the Dollar Tree...Russ has been working in the tool room once again... We go in spurts....

I am knitting....I am making knitted head band warmers for Christmas...I am enjoying knitting for a change.....I crochet a lot and wanted to conquer knitting.... My goal over the next few months is to watch U-Tube videos on different stitches for both knitting and crocheting....I have always shied away from learning new patterns.... it is going to be a goal of mine now...

My sewing room is pretty much done....it took me longer than I thought and realized I have a lot of stuff and I just can't part with stuff...it irritates me that everything is crammed on shelves even tho I have stuff in boxes and labeled.... But on the other hand I am so thankful for what I have....Another goal I have is I want to make my own clothes.... I LOVE watching Project Runway.... And I would love a dress form to make my own clothes... Russ said I can get one for Christmas....So I am excited about that....

I wish I could tell you about my grandson....He is growing like a weed.... But we don't see him hardly at all... I am not going into it but it wasn't what I had expected when I became a grandma.... Tim's wife's family sees him all the time.... We are non important to them....Yes it hurts to the core.... I have been deflated and I felt I had nothing to blog about.... Russ and I talked about it a lot and I cried a lot about not being part of their world... We realized it is what it is and we have a life...

We decided to live life instead of being deflated and enjoy life....

Since David and Kim moved out, we got our first water bill and I have never had a bill this low before.... I was shocked.... We get our bills bi-monthly.... We are starting to see a big difference in all utilities....Even tho Dan is still here, he pays for most of his food.... I have slashed the food bill big time... They are saying we are going to have a bitter cold winter.... I have had the heat on a few times.... This past summer I replaced all the curtains in the house to insulated curtains... And do they ever work in the summer.... Of course we had a cool summer.... I am hoping these curtains work this winter...

Right now it is windy and chilly.... No heat on, just warmer clothes on.....Addie is getting use to the wind.... Of course Remmy is scared of the wind.... Addie seems to be okay with the winds....Addie will experience her first winter with snow....I can wait to see how she likes it...

I shampooed the carpets last Saturday.... Monday it rained all day long...I let Addie and Remmy out during the day and they were good about staying out of the mud....Russ comes home and lets Addie and Remmy out.... He never looked at Addie's feet....She had mud up to her elbows..... Russ let her in down stairs without looking at her feet....She tracked mud up the stairs and all over my shampooed rugs in the living room..... He laughed and said that's the puppy in her and then he took one look at my face and he was no longer laughing.... I was not amused...I had the look of kill!!!... Even my son Dan who let the dogs out once during the day on Monday he even checked Addie's feet... NOT Russ.... Oh man I gave him the big silent treatment for hours Monday night.... I asked Russ how can you not look at her feet because she is a puppy and it is raining outside.... MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah it is still a sore subject with me... He said he would shampoo the carpets this weekend.... I said YUP I am going to hold you to that!!!!

Well that is about it.... I love my hubby very much, don't get me wrong about that.. He needs to know how to shampoo the carpets to know it is hard work shampooing...Maybe he won't take me for granted with a puppy's muddy paws.... :) I know my brother is laughing at this.... love you bro...
Have a great weekend....