Saturday, November 06, 2010

Been Awhile

Okay I know it has been awhile and I am sorry. I could give so many excuses but I should just get right down to it. Not much exciting has been going on. Because of the economy business in all areas is extremely slow. Insurance, Tupperware and all. It really sucks. Got some of my stitching stuff back out. Time to get down to it again. I miss it. I am gonna be crocheting some ponytail holders, just gotta locate my crochet hooks. I am trying to get stuff organized and I am not having much luck. Oh well.
Well my daughters fiance had a close call this past week. He had a really bad diabetic episode and was in the critical care unit at the hospital. Thank goodness he is ok but it was pretty scary. See how much is going on and I have just so much to say, LOL. Well one good thing is we finally had the floors done. Got rid of the carpet that was hideous. Well not really but I just didn't like it. We had wood floors put in. It has changed the whole look of the place and I really like walking on them in my bear feet, lol. It does feel good. I know I have said this before but I am really gonna try and do better at keeping up with this. I am gonna close for now. Thanks for stopping by. Love you guys.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Day

Well I am sitting here in a friends office. I am using one of their empty offices because for the last 2 days there has been no air conditioning in my building. Thankfully I have call forwarding so I just forward my phones to my cell. Hopefully the air will be fixed sometime today. Atleast that is what they say. God I hope so. It is and has been over 100 here and my office is on the 5th floor of the building. Heat rises and boy does it. I thought I would check in here since the phones aren't ringing and I took my laptop to the office because we weren't sure if the air would be fixed yet. I was preparing for the worst, lol. Well I am getting my stitching stuff straight. I have decided to just try and MAKE the time to stitch. It is time to do for me. I found a key chain kit that I am carrying in my purse so I have a little something while I am sitting and waiting. I think I should have brought some real stitching to do since I am sitting in a different office with not to much going on. I am so glad that my daughter decided to update her blog and try and keep up with it. I know I need to be better to. I like being able to keep up with my friends and family although I am not even sure who really reads this but I think it is good for me to do anyway. Well I guess I had better sign off for now cuz there isn't much really to tell and I should atleast check the office email, lol. Thanks for stopping by. I love you guys!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Well here it is July already. I don't know where the time has gone. I am glad to see Gretchen back to working on her blog. I need to get off my butt and do it too. It has been pretty dull lately and so I have started going through my cross stitch stuff and trying to get it straight so I can get back to stitching. I just haven't been stitching much and I miss it alot. I have been focusing on my insurance business and my Tupperware neither of which seem to be going anywhere. They are supposed to be what pays the bills and well to say the least it ain't happening. I am rethinking how I do things. Hopefully we can come up with something that works. I guess we will see. It has also been so hot plus lots of humidity because it is our monsoon season here. It is just so lovely, lol. I am trying to make some changes in my life and hopefully they will all come together and things will work out. I know this post is kind of fragmented but tonight it just seems that alot of things are that way. Well lets see what happens.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Trip

Well we went to go visit family and go to my grand daughters first birthday party. It was fun. I can't believe that she is a year old already. My grand son will be a year in a couple of weeks. Where did the year go?

As usual there was drama, lol. We didn't even get out the door to the airport before it started this time. We got a phone call that Don's daughter was in an accident. She borrowed a car of ours because hers was in the shop and going to be in for a few days and someone ran a stop sign and well our car was totalled. She is and was ok. Banged up pretty good but she is ok. She has been having headaches and stuff so she is going to get checked out some more just to be safe but she is ok.

I got stuck between two very large men on the airplane for 3 and 1/2 hours. Talk about fun, lol. It just seemed to be one thing after another but we had the party and it was great. Andrea loved her cake and we just had fun all the way around. As you can see in the corner up at the left that was the cake Melissa got for her. It is/was so cute. As you can see she enjoyed her birthday! LOL Well I had better sign off for now. Hope everyone is well. Thanks for stopping by. Love you guys.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Well today is Timothy's birthday. It seems like it was only yesterday when I was holding him and watching him run around the house chasing his sisters. Now he has a son he is doing the same with. I so do not feel old enough to have all this going on. Its great though. I can't believe both my grand babies are going to be 1 soon as well. Where has the time gone? It goes so fast. I was hoping that it wouldn't go as fast with the grand kids but I knew it would anyway. I wish I could see them more but it just doesn't seem to happen. Maybe when I retire and hopefully they won't be too mad at me, lol.
It is such a nice day today. The sun is out and it isn't to hot yet. In MO where Tim is they have been having nasty wet weather and where Mel is they have a tornado watch. Its crazy for sure.
Well I should sign off for now. I guess this is a short one but thanks for stopping by. I love you guys and Timothy----Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great day!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter

Well today is Easter. It is 4 months into the year already. Where has the time gone. There is so much yet so little going on.
Lately I have been reflecting on things. I guess because it is spring and a time of rebirth.
This is not where I thought I would be at this time in my life. Not even close. I know we all go in different directions at different times in our lives but this is just not even what I imagined. I never thought that I would be so far from my family and people that I love. Well every family scatters in some way so that is not any different than anyone else I guess, lol.
I can't believe my two grand kids are almost a year old. Where has the year gone? Time sure has flown but I am not sure what has been accomplished. I am still working on the Monopoly board and wondering how long it will take me to get done. Of course I have to do more than what I am doing per sitting to get anywhere, lol. I have done a couple of quickie projects but they don't count. I am also working on straightening up my quilting stuff. I want to work on another quilt too. Lately though I have been working later and not even able to get to the gym which I am not liking but this week I am going to just do it period. I need to get there.
On Friday we had to work on the Mexican Elder in the front yard. A bad windstorm broke a branch off again and so we had to fix it. I did not realize just how allergic to it I am. I was miserable for two days. It just kicked my butt. I won't work on that tree again someone else can, LOL. Even now thinking about it makes me sneeze.
I was thinking earlier too, this is the first year in 14 years that we haven't done Easter Brunch. Kind of sucks. So basically this is like every other Sunday. And off to work tomorrow. Oh well. Guess that is about it for now. As you can see I lead such an exciting life. Well Thanks for stopping by and love you guys.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Well we had to have Fuzzball shaved. Now she is a rather large cat. She used to weigh in at 25 pounds but it seems that she has lost a bit she is only 20 pounds now. We have to have her put out to shave her. If she sees scissors or clippers or anything that she even thinks might be anything like them she freaks.
I found a new vet to do it. We were not at all happy with the old vet. We didn't like they way they were with her and whenever we got her back it usually took about 2 days for her to get close to normal. Well this vet that one of my customers recommended was the best. When we picked her up she was alert, happy just fantastic and this is where the problem lies, Not for us but for the other too cats. Sammie and Charlie. Now Sammie is a rescue cat and we found out is a Norwegian Forest Cat and Charlie is a Bengal. Both of these varieties have strong personalities and tend to barely tolerate other kitties. Well Fuzzball doesn't do much anymore and got so she would just run from the other two. She would hiss and throw a fit but would go to one or two places around the main floor. NOT ANY MORE!!! It is fantastic, Fuzzball was born in this house 13 years ago and she has decided to take it back and let me tell you the other two are not happy. I however am loving every bit of it. The first night home I took her upstairs and put her on my bed well guess what! That is her place now and she makes the other two leave or go to another part of the bed and then in the middle of the night she gets up and lays at my chest where Charlie used to sleep. We have a war going on in the bedroom with the two female cats. It is hilarious except of course when I am trying to sleep. So now at time I am fighting for a spot on the bed between the cats and Don. God help me, lol. I love my kitties but now that Fuzzy feels better she is giving everyone hell and taking control of the house.
Well today was spring ahead and I forgot to turn the clocks forward last night but got it done this morning but it kind of messed me up. At least I got most stuff done today that I had planned and I cooked a pretty good dinner tonight as well. It was a pretty good day.
Well I got to go for now but thanks for stopping by. I love you guys.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Well after being stranded for a couple of days we got home. I hope to not see any beige walls for awhile. The end of the trip was just unbelievable. When we were finally getting ready to get on our plane well that didn't work either. There was a problem with one of the engines on the plane and well to get to the point they put a bunch of us on a bus and bussed us to Philadelphia. It was a 2 hour ride. Alot of us were not happy. We had to go through security all over again and the whole works. It was just, well we have called it the trip from hell. I had such a good time seeing my family but the traveling part left just a bit to be desired and then to get stranded well enough said on that. We did come home to nasty weather too. On the up side I got caught up on all the stuff that I needed to from being gone. It was really quick. That is nice for sure.
I am now planning my next trip. Hopefully it will go smoother plus it isn't going to be in February and during winter, lol. Of course I probably shouldn't say anything because it will probably snow in the summer because I have said that, lol. Oh well anyway. I just wanted to check in and let you know we did make it home, finally and several days late but here. Now if the weekend could just get her a little faster. Thanks for stopping by and I love you guys. I will post more in a few days.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whats Going On

I am sitting here in a holiday express bored as hell. Don and I may be stranded. One heck of a snow storm is headed this way so we left for the airport a day early just in case. Well let me tell you, I would rather be stranded where I was at than in a hotel. I know crazy but true! Just got done visiting family and would rather still be close to them. Getting so tired of being so far away from everyone. I got to see both my daughters and my grand daughter. She is such a sweetie. She has gotten so big.
About a week ago I got to see my grandson. My son got online and I got to see him via web cam. I really have to get a web cam. I had one but tried to hook it up and it is not compatible with the system. Apparently it is a bit to old, LOL. I will get one as soon as I get some extra money.
Well back to possibly being stranded. The stranded thing isn't what is so bad. I am just not ready to go back to El Paso. I wish I wasn't but I have to get back to work.
I got just a bit more done on the monopoly board done so that is also a plus. It is taking me way longer than I thought but I am so busy all the time I don't ever seem to have time to do any of that stuff anymore. I may only get a little done but it is something. That is what counts at least I think so. I am thinking of doing a couple of small quick things to maybe get my juice flowing again and maybe get the motivation back.
It hasn't started snowing yet but it is supposed to soon. I keep looking out the window and I think I am starting to drive Don crazy, lol. I don't care though. Sometimes I miss the snow and I like to watch it. The other night when we went to eat it started snowing silver dollar size flakes. I think the other people thought I was nuts when I got up and was watching the snow all excited. Oh well, living in the desert I think makes you enjoy some of the stuff a little more. We hardly ever get snow.
Well I guess that is all for now. It is getting a bit late and I need to wind down before I head off to sleep. Thanks for stopping by. Love you guys.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Gosh where has January gone? It seems to have just flown by. Not much has been going on around here. The weather has been cold for around here. I am looking forward to the spring time. Hopefully business will pick up.
I made some chocolate chip cookies today. Probably shouldn't have because I really don't need to be eating them but it was chilly today so I figured it would be a nice way to heat up the kitchen. I will make sure I get to the gym this week, lol. Well going to the gym is really working for me. I am losing inches. I am continually surprised. I am not sure why since I go and I do work hard when I am there. I do feel better too and more energy when I go too. I do realize that the days I don't feel like going are the days I really need to get there too. I haven't lost lots of weight just a few pounds but that doesn't really bother me because I see the results in the other things like losing the inches. I have lost 7 inches total in all parts of my body the biggest amount at my abdomen. WOOHOO!
I have also recently started to get rid of the clothes that as much as I would like to keep I know I most likely will never fit into again and am starting to part with them. Oh well. At least they give me a write off on my taxes, lol. Plus I would rather donate so they go where someone will appreciate them and use them. Around here if you sell in a garage sale it seems that people buy them to sell elsewhere and just make money but they try to "screw" you over to get them. I hate that kind of stuff. So I donate.
Well the weekend is about over and it is back to work tomorrow. I am so looking to take a little vacation. Any holidays coming up? LOL
Well not much else going on around here so I will sign off for now but I will be back soon. Thanks for stopping by. Love you guys!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Just a little to say

Well I thought maybe I should try and update a little more. I do try but I just can't seem to keep up but hey that's just life right now. One thing though, I am a member of She Speaks which is "group" for lack of a better name. Maybe panel would be better and I am testing a Oral B Professional Care 1000 toothbrush. It is a rechargeable one and OMG I love this thing. I know I don't usually talk about this stuff but I am loving this toothbrush. I am also trying the Sensodyne foaming toothpaste and between these two things I am just impressed. I have used other toothbrushes that use batteries and were rechargeable but this one really does clean your teeth and sometimes I get a little excited lol and push to hard with the brush and this thing pauses when that happens so you know you are doing that. It is just so neat. I am just loving it. I think even my dentist will be happy LOL. Ok enough on that you all will be thinking I have lost my mine which maybe I have and if you find it please return it to a more responsible owner. LOL
I hadn't listened to NKOTB since well 10 or so years ago. My daughter really loved them but they kind of faded out a bit and when I was home over Thanksgiving well she had their new album and I kind of wondered how it didn't get worn out but then I think it is kind of hard to wear out CD's. Well she showed me videos on Youtube and played the album and there were a couple of songs that were good. Well what did I do? I ended up going and buying the album, and now of course it is on my Zune. I was a bit surprised that I liked it so much. Then I realized these guys are in their late 30's and 40. I think its kind of funny, that isn't really the right word but sort of fits, that my daughter loves them so much and when I say well Donnie Wahlberg is hot she is like god mom. Especially since he is about 40 I think. I am wondering if I should remind her of that LOL. Oh well, I guess I had better sign out for now. I have babbled on about strange stuff enough for one night. I was just in one of those moods. Hope you are all well and love you guys. Gonna go listen to my zune and read a chapter in my book. Talk to you guys later.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Here it is the New Year and like everyone I am trying to turn over a new leaf and do everything better than last year. Keep up with everyone and everything however I know I am setting myself up for failure and readily admit it. I do hope that this year will be better. I am working on myself for a change. A few months ago I joined Curves and I do love it. The last couple of weeks I have slacked off but I think that always happens with stuff like this around the holidays. Monday will be back to the workouts. I do feel better when I do it. I like that I can go get it done and get out and get the rest of the stuff I have to do done as well and it does not take hours. Thankfully there is also someone there to keep you motivated. I like the ladies at my curves. I am going to give up some of the junk food I eat. I have been better at staying away from it but it still gets me and I know I can't totally give it up. At least dark chocolate (my favorite) is not that bad for you so I don't even feel slightly guilty for eating it. I am also going to try to drink less coffee and drink more green tea. Won't give my coffee totally up I like it to darn much. I got out a new cross stitch project to start. I want to finish the monopoly board this year though. That is top on my list but I know I have to do that in shifts so to say. I can't work on it continuously or just that. It will burn me out. Maybe this will be the year my life comes a bit more together and I will get some of what I want. Hopefully some things can get mended as well even though in one case I am not even sure what I did or what to do to fix it. Can't seem to get answers either so that one might be hard but we will see. It looks like this is gonna be a year of change. Hopefully all for the good and maybe just maybe I can do some of what I want and have some of what I want.
I hope you all are well and had a safe and happy holiday. I am so glad you guys continue to stop by and see what I might have to say. Love you all.