Day Ten

We attended the YW Evening of Excellence combined with the New Beginnings. It was a lovely event featuring the quilts the girls made as a project. They each made a quilt for themselves, however, this was a team effort as everyone worked on each quilt. One side of the quilts is denim squares and the other is flannel squares. The teen and tween each chose three different patterns. They turned out great! Something they can keep, use, and will bring many good memories for years.

The New Beginnings is to introduce the new Beehives. My tween is the sole beehive. I had the opportunity to intoduce her and share some insight about this lovely young woman. My teen printed some pics to be used. It was a good evening. I cried. I love my girls. They build me up and keep me going.

I love my girls.


Day Nine

Well I missed Day Eight... it was Friday and Elvis' birthday ... that's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Day Nine is Saturday. Full of takin care of business w/the family. We purchased a bed for the tween and will be saying goodbye to the futon bunk bed. Ohhh and the tween got a cute new hair cut. Yeah, she be stylin! She is so funny.

Anway, time to bid goodnight.


Day Six

Can you believe? 5 out of 6 days! The girls are at YW tonight where they are announcing this year's theme: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" (Joshua 1:9; italics added).

I love my girls! They are good kids. I can't remember life before them. Not sure what I'll do when they're all grown up and gone away. (sniff, sniff) Makes me cry just thinking about it.
Anyway, they're home now and need to finish homework. G'nite all.


Day Five

Work has become crazy long enough. So much to do and so little time. The backlog of amds, mrgs, convs, etc are driving my co-worker crazy. She likes all the work to be done and gone by the end of the day. I keep telling her it's like the dinner dishes but lately there are way too many dishes and they're piling up. She likes that restaurant game on fb. Too bad she can't just wash them all away.

Then there's the D-Man who's gonna have a knee replaced next week. He's tired of the pain but hesitant about the surgery and recovery and since he's D-Man, he's gotta let someone else run the roost while he's gone. Hey! An uneventful surgery and smooth recovery is way more important than any little (or big) drama that pops up at work. Besides, there are plenty of bosses and boss-wanna-be's around to take care of it.

Today I had to cancel a podiatry appt. for my dad. Hated to do that but my poor honey was feeling pretty awful. The pod clinic is only open on Tuesdays and I work Tuesdays. I don't work Fridays. Why can they have the clinics on Friday? blah, blah, blah.

Good thing my honey is feeling better tonight. We enjoyed some
killer pizza that hit the spot!! Thanks honey!! I get home so late from work and there's not much time to spend w/my family.
Hope everyone else is ok tonight.
Sweet dreams...


Day Four

So I found an article about a mixed-media artist who blogs every day in January. I thought all the time I waste on Facebook I could use to blog every day in January. So then I missed the second day because I spent it shopping and watching movies with my family until way too late.

Anyway, so today, the teenager informs me she has to do a poster with the results from her science experiment she was supposed to start several weeks ago. It's due in two days. She wanders over to the computer and promptly resorts to google to find a science project (due in two days). This is what she finds: "The 5 Scientific Experiments Most Likely to End the World" http://www.cracked.com/article_16583_p1.html (warning: there are some four-letter words hiding in the text of this article)

Not Pictured: Life

I doubt she'll find her science project (due in two days) within this article. And if she does? It may cause the end of the world and it won't matter anyway.

Back to work was relatively smooth and uneventful, thank heavens. Mostly doing data entry of documents with 12/31/09 or 01/01/2010 effective dates. My girls are back to school as well. The end of this quarter is in a couple of weeks. The tween is having homework issues. Bright and beautiful she is ... but focused she is not.

Time to finish laundry, feed the cats, gather family for prayers and off to dreamland.

Goodnight and God bless.


Day Three

Here it is the Sunday after the Christmas and New Years holidays. Amazing I made it through and yet sad it is over. However, the beginning of a new year and a new month brings hope. Today the sun shines brightly. Some of the snow and ice melt. Quiet day with family. Teenager wanted to drive. She drove on the freeway TWO TIMES. She'll be a licensed driver before I know it. Then I'll never see my car. Or her.


Day One

We rang in the new year with a bottle of sparkling cider watching the ball drop on tv. Out with the old and in with the new. So much potential. Happy New Year everyone!!