Sunday, May 30, 2010

Awesome Weekend

We had a family reunion with family from Canada. It was wonderful to see family and it be for a happy occasion instead of a sad one. The weather was pretty good and we all had such a great time. It was sad that Mom wasn't there to enjoy it with us.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Ok, so maybe I haven't been that busy. I think that I am going to have to take a vacation from the computer. I spend way to much time on facebook (ssshhh, don't tell my hubby). I am helping my Dad get the house somewhat put together for company this weekend.

Have y'all been watching the previews for some of the new shows coming out? Like the William Shatner show with the awful name? What about the show Scoundrals? It may not be too long before we just get rid of our cable because there is more and more trash on tv.

I am on the hunt for some cute, comfortable, not too expensive sandals. Sounds easy right? Wrong, I have looked at almost every store in our mall (which really isn't saying a whole lot) plus Shoe Carnival, Ross, Kohls, Target and Walmart and NOTHING. I really like Clarks and Beartraps (I think that is what they are called) but I really can't afford them. Anyway, I have one more place to look and hopefully I will be successful!

Well, that is all for tonight. We are 15 days above 90 degrees already this year. Plus, we need some rain.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Trust in the Lord with all your heart ♥ and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Not Much to Talk About

Well, I have noticed that lately everyone seems to be super busy and not updating their blogs and I am guilty of that myself. Mainly because I haven't had anything to talk about and I still don't. School is coming to an end so there won't be anymore sub jobs. Hopefully there will be some interviews (terrifying) and at least one job offer (or more would be nice). I really hope the job thing happens well before the first day of school but if that is how long I have to wait then ok.

This weekend brought around another baby shower (these are so hard for me). I made another baby sock corsage (picture to come later) but this one was for a baby girl. The family got a lot of wonderful gifts and they are so excited about their new addition which will be here sometime in June.

Well, I guess that is all. I don't have a menu for this week because we are going to have a crazy week. Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Today as I was going on my daily blog cruise, I found that at least two of the blogs I really enjoy reading having become private. I am sad because I really liked reading them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Busy, busy weekend. I am very tired and I am very glad that I only have to work two days this week. . . .let me rephrase that, I only have to work a paying job two days this week but be rest assured that I have a ton of stuff to do at home. Mowing and housework just to name a few. But back to this weekend: Saturday included a graveside memorial, grocery shopping, regular church work for Sunday, making a baby sock corsage and making corn dip for a fellowship dinner on Sunday. Sunday included church, lunch, finish up baby shower corsage, baby shower, church and then hotdog dinner at church.

The baby shower was for a young couple at church who are expecting their second and are having a little boy. You can not believe how difficult it is to go to baby showers. It brings back all the memories of what we didn't get to experience and that we don't get to hold our baby or watch him grow. Our sweet baby boy would be two years and five months. We don't know if we will ever get to have the fun times of baby showers, sweet babies, terrible twos and so on and that is so very sad. Something else that is sad that if God does have children in his plans for us, my Mom won't be here to help me and that breaks my heart into a million pieces.

I hope that you all got a little more rest this weekend than we did.

Monday: chicken and swiss casserole (and english peas for me)
Tuesday: leftovers
Wednesday: fend for yourself
Thursday: leftovers ?
Friday: out to dinner
Saturday: fend for yourself

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekly Menu May 10 - 14

Monday: leftover chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes (me) and salad (Mr. G)

Tuesday: beef or cheese enchiladas and taco rice

Wednesday: fend for yourself

Thursday: veggie night - corn on the cob

Friday: out to dinner

Saturday: fend for yourself

Menu is subject to change - and if you don't like it, you can cook it yourself!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers. I hope your day is special.

Mother's Day Weekend

Our Mother's Day weekend celebration started on Saturday with us heading out of town to eat with my in-laws (mom, dad, sister & brother in law). We ate at a steakhouse in a small town about 2 hours from here. Lunch was yummy and I will be eating mine at least once more this week (huge chicken fried steak. . .yummy). Once lunch was finished, we headed to Mr. Giggles sister's house for some yummy dessert. We visited for a while (Mr. G and I both fell asleep on the couch. I haven't been feeling good but I am feeling better today) and then headed home. It was a nice day but a long day.

Today we met my Dad's Mom, Mom's Mom, Dad's older brother, wife, daughter and grand daughter, Dad's younger brother and wife, and RAW at a BBQ place here in town and had another yummy lunch. We also had birthday cake because today was my Uncle's birthday. It was nice to visit with everyone. We hadn't seen most of them since the funeral.

I can not begin to tell you how hard today has been. I think I have cried a bucket of tears since we got home from church tonight and I have had time to think. I miss my Mom every day but today even more so. I bought her a butterfly plant to plant at the cemetery after we get her headstone put in. Mom loved butterfly plants but had a hard time getting them to grow at her house (which was odd because my Mom could grow anything), it is pink and I hope it grows into a beautiful plant. Today is also hard because I want so much to be a mom myself. I wish I knew what God's plan for us is. I need my Mom's hug and encouraging words today.

I want to thank those who continue to keep us in your prayers. I appreciate it because some days, knowing that you are thinking and praying are what gets me through the day.

Have a good week friends.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Yesterdays Picture

The picture from yesterday was taken from my driveway last week. Lately I have taken a lot of pictures of the sky, sun, clouds etc. I seem to be able to get some pretty good pics. I love clouds, especially stormy ones. When I took this picture, it looked really stormy but because of all the trees around our house, I am limited to what I can get. The one from the week before was taken from my front yard towards my neighbors home. Be prepared, you will probably see a whole lot more sky pictures!

Well, one more day of reading testing. I am exhausted!

Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Brain Dead

This week and part of next I will be in the intermediate and middle schools doing Aimsweb Testing which is basically a reading test that is done three times a year. Three short readings, one minute to read as much as they can for each reading. This week is 5th and 6th grade. I am ok in the mornings listening to the stories but by the end of the day, having heard each story for what seems like a million times nearly puts me to sleep. I am pretty tired by the end of the day but that is probably because I haven't had a schedule in such a long time. I am enjoying being around the kids and most of the teachers are friendly (which is something that I have found is not always the case). It is hard though at the end of the day because I always used to call my Mom on my way home after teaching just to chat about the day. Miss you Mom.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Two Months

It is hard to believe that today marks our second month without Mom. I still can't believe it. Everytime I sit down to blog, something makes me think of her and I sit and cry. Songs at church make me cry, songs on the radio, well really just about anything does. I had envisioned this entry being much different and better written than this but I continue to have writers block these days.

I am really hoping that things go better this year. The last two and a half years have been hard with losing two babies, my aunt and of course Mom. I know that God won't give us more than we can handle but sometimes I wonder. Make sure to tell your loved ones you love them and give them a hug. Here is my hug to all of you who stumble by here ((((((((hug))))))))).


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