Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WW - Some pics w/ John's side of the family

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What can I say?? John's brother always looks insane in pics. He claims that he doesn't know how to smile normal, but I think it is just Him!!!! LOL!!! And of course I had to add one of Celia's monkey face. She literally does this every single time someone pics up a camera and looks anywhere in her general direction...

Monday, July 23, 2012

My own Pinterest Challenge - Week one - 7/23 - 7/28

OK, so I now have more mobility (went to my surgeon Friday, but will do it's own post later) I am going to actually try some of the thousands of pins I have. So this week I am going to do some crafts and try some recipes. I will post both the successes and fails because I am sure there will be fails. I have joked that I would start a fail board and I very well might. So here are a few pins I think I'll try this week. I started a wreath last week and will try to finish this week. I'm also going to try a few new recipes. I'm going to try a tabouli recipe with the quinoa. I LOVE tabouli, but normally make it with couscous.
via And of course I am going to post pics later this week, so be on the look-out for my new fail board. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Three Months....

I know that most of my posts have been depressing lately, but it is just on my mind. Three months ago today, my grandfather died. Papa was important in my life. He wasn't perfect and he was far from it, but he was a great grandfather. I have experienced such loss this past year. I hope it will make me a better person. For now, I just wanted to not let this day go by w/o acknowledging it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's been ONE year

Today marks one year since I took my mom to the ER. That morning I wrote this post. My how I wish that I could have gone to bed that night with that being the biggest annoyance of the day. Unfortunately, my family, friends and blog readers know that wasn't the case. This was. I wish I could go back to a year ago yesterday when I thought my mom just had a headache and was suffering some memory loss due to that. I wish I could drive over there right now to see her. I wish that I could pick up the phone to hear her voice. I wish I had a voicemail from her to listen to. I wish that she was here staying with me while I recover from my hip replacement. I wish that I didn't have to watch my dad grieve because the woman who was the love of his life, whom he was married to for 45 years is gone. I wish that she had still had her mental faculties while she was sick. I wish that I didn't cry at the drop of a hat, while reading sad blogs or books where the mother character die. But, alas, that isn't the case. I don't know why this happened and no one does. I don't blame God. I don't blame anyone or anything. It just SUCKS.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary my Love!!

It is hard to believe that we have been together for 14 years and married for 13. I can't really imagine my life without you. We have been through more than our fair share of heartache and troubled times, but I couldn't have picked a better person to go through it with. You are my one true love, my rock, my best friend. And for that I thank you. I will love you. ALWAYS!!!!!!!
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