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30 March 2016 @ 12:41 am
Wow it's been almost a year.

I am alive and happy for the most part.

Having GI issues and am currently running through diagnostic tests.

Have a trip planned to go to Savannah, Ga. next week for a SSR rally. That will be fun!

Lots of travel planned this year.

Work is going well. Not to terribly busy. It pays the bills.

Got a new car a month ago and am loving it.

*waves* good to see whoever is still around!
Current Mood: contentcontent
24 May 2015 @ 01:31 am
Spent the day at our local Renfest. Had a great time. Piglet tried to get me to buy a corset...umm no. lol

This time last week I was in the North Carolina Smokey Mountains. We had a marvelous week riding through the mountains! So beautiful and relaxing.
Current Mood: tiredtired
01 June 2014 @ 08:25 pm
Spent the last week repainting my spare bathroom going from dark purple to lavender. It really brightened the room up. Hated the whole painting process so I don't think I"ll be doing that ever again. Anyways....Bathroom

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
09 September 2013 @ 02:56 am
Haven't said much about my journey of the last 8 months with Weight Watchers, but today I reached a personal goal. I've officially lost 50.6 pounds. Without the support of my Hubby and my kids plus a few select friends this might not have been as easy as it was. I'm very proud of myself.

Now I am enjoying a week with QOATG while she is down here in Bama visiting me. I may gain half of that back during this visit. LOL!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
26 June 2013 @ 05:35 pm
It seems I'm safe since I live in Alabama and it isn't football related nothing that happened today will affect my life for at least another 20 years. I am still married to a MAN and won't have to decide about my abortion for many more weeks.....PHEW. But now....if anyone dares to call me a heterosexual WHITE woman......We are talking LAWSUIT BABY! I will ruin your ass!
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
18 April 2013 @ 06:24 pm
Back in December Piglet got married to her BF of 9 years. They wanted an outdoor wedding and needed to give family time to plan the trip to come to the wedding so finally on April 6th we had what we have been calling a wedding celebration. It was a beautiful day, we could not have asked for a more perfect day weather wise. The venue was awesome and did everything and the food was amazing! It was for sure the dream wedding they had hoped for.

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Current Mood: happyhappy
08 March 2013 @ 10:09 am
Had the second night of my sleep study last night. They called Wed. morning saying they had a cancellation so I grabbed it.
The technician was a different person last night and she wasn't nearly as pleasant as the man I'd had the week before. She stressed me out way more, but insisted I go to bed on her schedule, not mine. She had me hooked up and lights out by 10pm. WTH? NOBODY goes to bed that damned early. I think it took me close to 45 minutes to get to sleep. I did sleep better this time, but she woke me twice during the night. *eye roll*
I am  now home and have put on a pot of turkey chili and a crock pot of a chicken stew I've been wanting to try. This way I'll have tons of leftovers to eat over the next week.
Weather is supposed to be warm and pretty, so Hubby and I may get out and ride around in the truck this weekend.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
01 March 2013 @ 04:16 pm
So the sleep study was a long miserable night for me. There are a few factors making it hard for me to sleep. I do have sleep apnea, but not the OMG you are gonna stop breathing and die as much as, the snoring produced from the obstructing the airway wakes you up so frequently you can't ever get deep enough to sleep. I have always known I was a light sleeper. But geez...that's light. lol
I have to go back for a second night of the study to sleep with a CPAP machine and see how that helps. Problem is, they don't have a night available that I'm not working. So I'm not sure when I'll go back. /o\

Yesterday was my Mom's birthday. She would have been 81. My sister contacted me the night before and asked if it was bothering me. It really wasn't. I had thought of it, but honestly all I could think was how glad I was that she had not lived to see it. I've always said there are things in this world worse than death and my Mom was living one of those alternatives. She had a fabulous 80th birthday last year and it was a blessing she did not have to endure another one.

In Piglet news it's 5 weeks until her wedding reception and she is trying to freak out about things. I don't know why...everything is well under control and it's not like if something goes wrong they don't end up married. LOL. I think it will be a great fun party and am looking forward to it. But we do need to get the Hubby to the tux shop this weekend to get him fitted for sure.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
22 February 2013 @ 11:16 am
Finally after having to be up for 34 hours straight I went to bed at 11pm last night and slept til 9am only waking once.

So what you say? Well anyone that knows me knows this is highly irregular for me. One, to sleep for more than 6 hours straight is amazing, and two, to sleep at night...WOW.

I am going to try for nightsleep all week I'm off this time because I am scheduled for a sleep study Tuesday night.
My doctor thinks my insomnia is a byproduct of sleep apnea. We will see.....

Supper is now in the crockpot and I need to do housework. Have a rather busy week off planned.
24 January 2013 @ 08:12 pm
We had a great memorial service for my Mom this past weekend. My sister and her whole clan came in and stayed at my house, my brother and his family spent most of there time here. Most of the weekend I had about 20 - 25 folks in my house eating and sleeping.

It was a blast, it was stressful, it was emotional, and It was exhausting. Everyone left by Monday except my sister who stayed until today. She is now safely home back in Kansas.
We had some very interesting visits with a couple of Aunts this week, including my mother's sister. The two had not spoken to each other in over 30 years. We shared information that both sides needed to hear. Mostly we laughed and enjoyed each other for the first time in a very long time.

I went back to work last night and was so tired I barely made it through the night. It has been a very long time since I dozed off while charting. I did so last night.

I slept pretty good today and have been doing laundry on both sides of my sleep. I never do chores when family visits. It's more important for me to spend time with them. So yes, I am washing all the clothes we've worn over the past 6 days including towels and such. So far I've done 4 loads and have about 3 more left. The house itself stayed pretty well clean, I'll do the floors tomorrow.

But now as one of my Aunts said the other day....after 20 years of taking care of one family member or another it's now time for me to "get out and get a life". Honestly it never really dawned on me it had been that long. Now I am already experiencing a type of "empty nest syndrome". For the first time in many years I don't have to plan my off days around visiting someone to take care of them or their business.

Now I need to find out what I'm going to be doing instead. :(

Missing my Mom, but very thankful she is no longer suffering and finally at peace.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative