Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

I love that I can post from my phone...but I hate that I can't caption each picture...maybe they will figure it out eventually.

Anyway, pics that are posted are our little 3 foot tall Christmas tree, a real tree this year too! And of the angel. She is 42 years old this year. My parents got her the first year they were married and she has been on the tree every year since. She's had to have a few repairs (notice the pipe cleaner holding her head on), but it's amazing to me that she has lasted this long.

Otherwise I don't have a whole lot to talk about. I am still not penpalling. I should start back up. I miss it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Few Summer Photos

This summer we visited my parents and some family while they were camping at the beach, here's a few of my favorite pictures from the day.


I now have an app to be able to post from my phone! This makes me happy. Life without a computer has had it's challenges. Anyway, as soon as I figure this out I will catch up on my blogging :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


It's been forever since I have posted anything! But I am without a computer until I don't know when! I haven't written any of my penpals in awhile, I was in a funk, but I think I'm ready to get back into it. Forgive this being so short, trying to type on a smart phone is no fun, ha ha.

Monday, June 24, 2013


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More of an update soon!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's Almost June??

I have no idea where the few months went. . . 

I haven't forgotten about my blog, or about my penpals. I just haven't been online hardly at all. I am having issues with the lenses in my glasses, hard to explain, but it makes it difficult to see and because of the strain on my eyes, I have almost daily headaches during which I just have to lay down and close my eyes and let them rest.

The good news is that my new glasses should be in sometime in the next week! And then I'll be seeing clearly and back to myself!

Hope everyone is well!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Where did the time go?

I keep meaning to update, but things have been slightly crazy around here lately.

We are nearing the end of our bowling season! Which means we have a lot of stuff to get done with the hubby and myself being secretaries for the league. Well, technically he's the official secretary, but unofficially we are co-secretaries because I take care of all the awards and boring paperwork part of the job. He gets the fun job of handling all the money, ha ha.  We are taking the summer off, although we may still be secretary because our league does have a summer season. I will be spending a good part of those days practicing because I have decided to completely change everything about how I bowl. Which means I have to get some work done on my bowling ball as well.

My Great Aunt passed away last month. It was very sad and very hard for me. I was very close with her growing up and her passing was very unexpected, especially since my parents and I had visited her the night before. 

My Uncle has been very sick again, fluid in his lungs and an infection some where, they can never seem to pinpoint where. 

My friend's sister passed away last month after battling Melanoma skin cancer for 17 months, she was only 27 years old. It was very sad and so tragic. Her family has started a campaign for people to go get checked!! The whole time she was sick she kept saying that all she wanted was for everyone to go get checked. So please, take a minute to call and make an appointment and get checked. . . and wear sunscreen every day!! Make it part of your morning routine! 

Uummm. . . I'm on a serious job hunt right now, no luck yet, keeping my fingers crossed and praying that something will come up soon.

I think that's about all I have for you for now. I had some pictures, but I didn't get them downloaded onto the computer yet, so I'll try to do that next week. Right now I'm off to get bowling stuff done that I have to have turned in my Monday, and it's going to be a lot of crunching numbers and tedious work to make sure I don't goof it up! Wish me luck :) Oh, and watching the Masters from Augusta, GA on tv. . . my hubby got me started on golf, which reminds me, I need to start getting back out to the range because I really do stink at golf, ha ha.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013


 February is always a hectic month in our family! Between mine and my hubby's family we have 6 birthdays (including mine), plus Valentine's day, and it's the shortest month of the year which is why it feels like it flew by so quick!

Well, long overdue, I actually have pictures to share with you from the month! It's a miracle! Okay, maybe not, but it sounded good :-)

Anyway, first thing to share is some incoming mail, first mail I've had in months, which is my fault entirely. I stink at being a penpal lately. . . and I still stink, I've only gotten one letter out this month. . .

I won two giveaways from the same blog! I had forgotten I'd entered in them actually, but that made it an unexpected surprise, which cheered me up too :)

A bunch of crafting supplies and goodies! (horrible picture, I know)

And a box of English Breakfast Tea! One of my faves :)

And a letter from Abbye, hadn't heard from her in awhile, so it was a nice surprise to find a letter in my mailbox! :-)

 And, I only got one letter out, but I'm going to try and get a couple more out over the next week or so as long as my days go as planned.

A letter headed to Shannah!

 So, onto some other February stuff. . . 

We start the month with my brother and mom's birthdays, then a week later is mine and my niece's, funny thing, bro and ma are two days apart and me and my niece are two days apart (of course a lot of years apart as well, but I'm just going by the day). And then toward the end of the month is my mother-in-law in Vegas and a good friend that has always been like a sister to me :-).  So, makes for a busy month! 

Anyway, here's a few pictures from the month for you :-)

Bakery where my Ma got my birthday cake, such a cute name!

Red Velvet bundt cake, by far the best red velvet cake I have ever had, it was sooooo yummy!

Gift from the hubby, I was soooo excited! We saw this in theaters and I can't wait to see the Unrated version!

Another dvd from the hubby, one of my favorite comedians.

From my mom, this made me laugh, she made her own gift certificate :-) She also got me a popcorn air popper, which I've been using all the time, I love it because I can pop just a little popcorn for a quick snack without having to make a whole big bag.

A couple things I don't like much about February. . . 

This is my Grandmother (mom's mom) and myself.  We lost my Grandmother 24 years ago this month and I've missed her every day for the last 24 years. 

This is my Grandma at the San Diego Zoo. When she was retired she went every day and I went with her any time I had a holiday from school. On Valentine's Day she would have been 86 years old. We lost her 12 years ago this month and I still miss her every day.

And a few other things from the month. . .

Vday gift from the hubby, he has gotten me a teddy bear every year since we've been together, lol.

And another little Vday gift, he knows I like the larger coffee mugs :-)

Someone let Rusty watch the movie "E.T.". . . crazy dog!

One of the residents at the hubby's work gave him this as a tip one night. By far the best bottle of red wine I've had in a very long time. And I looked it up online and it's a $100 bottle of wine! 

Well, that's all I have for now. I'm going to try and post more, I've been on the computer more trying to find a job and doing some work for the bowling league, so I'll try to be around more :-)  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Plan

I'm hoping to stick to my plan today. . . the plan is to watch the Super Bowl, because I have a feeling it's going to be an awesome game, and finally write letters.

I've been struggling recently with some emotional issues which is why I haven't gotten caught up on letters in months. I hope the few penpals I have still want to be pals. . .if not, no biggie :)

Yesterday was my brother's birthday. At the last minute my sister-in-law told me about his party, nice to be forgotten by your family. . .but I won't get into all that. Tomorrow is my Mom's birthday, so the whole family got together for breakfast this morning at this little bistro, it was sooooooo yummy! And very affordable for a nice breakfast! Next Sunday is my birthday and I've told everyone I'm not planning anything, if they want to come over or not or whatever they want to do is fine with me. The only thing I'm doing is going on a breakfast date with my hubby and then he has to go to work around 2pmish.  And that's it. . .

So anyway, that's my plan today and really my only plans for the week.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Take a moment. . .

To go check out my penpal Shannah's giveaway! Her blog is 1 year old today, and she's having a giveaway to celebrate! 

You can check out the giveaway and enter here!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

I know, I know. . .

I have been 100% MIA lately. . . 

In all honesty I haven't even had my computer out in three weeks, so I use my husband's when he's at work, but I am not on for long. I basically check facebook, check my email, pay bills when I need to, and of course check out my friends' blogs, but that's about it.

This is the first day I've actually actively used the computer since Monday. By actively I mean browsing around online and things like that. Basically the only thing I got online for in the last couple days was to check the bank account and balance the checkbook real quick.

Anyway, I'm still in a bit of a funk, I don't know what's done it to me. I just am. . . I keep saying I need to write letters, and I look at my box of stationery and then go find something else to do. I don't know what happened to my motivation, but it seems to have disappeared.

I am still employed but haven't been scheduled for the last two weeks and am not scheduled next week either. So I'm looking for something else. Hopefully it doesn't take as long as getting this last job. I was really hoping to get to stay on there because I love working with everyone there and I really loved my job. 

Anyway, that's all for now. . . hope everyone is having a lovely start to the new year!