Saturday, December 28, 2013

It’s almost the new year….

So how are you all doing? Things are calming down, getting into a routine, enjoying the not getting up at 4:30 in the morning, 7:30 is just so much better, at least for another week.
To Marc, I’m still walking Marc. My numbers have to go just a tiny bit further so here’s what it’s been like for walking the past week.
walk2 Let’s see, I think this is the one where Wilbur was so far in front of me (2’) that I couldn’t see him very well. The picture is black cuz that's what I'm seeing too.
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walk And evening 3, well somewhere in there is the puppy attacking the snow bank. She sounded cute but couldn't see her either.

Each walk was only 2 miles but in snow gear and the ice and darkness I thought that was far enough. Today I’m going hiking in the better than knee deep snow because it’s the weekend to check out the local cabins and make sure all is well. I’m not to fond of the knee deep stuff.
Christmas Eve breakfast
I took my mama and daddy and Mike out for Christmas eve breakfast. We had a great visit, great meal and everyone was in good spirits. It’s been a different Christmas season but we are doing our best to make new things happen and remember the old with smiles.
This is my Wilbur. He loves me and sits in my lap every single time he can. Doesn’t he look distinguished in those glasses? He looks better in them than I do.
Soon I’m going to be able to share more of my playroom. This weekend we are getting counter top and shelving materials. It’s coming together so nicely and I am so excited to get in there and mess it all up.
I’ve had daycare most of this week. And we’ve been busy. We went sledding yesterday. I climbed the tailings pile 5 times and went down. My legs were mighty tired last night and poor Wilbur. He hurt so bad I had to carry him to bed.
I spent the day at Mike’s this week too. It was just a movie watching, organizing, working on budget day and just a plain relaxing together day.
We went to the casino for Christmas dinner with my in-laws. Afterwards we walked around. We are not gamblers and are not about to put money into a machine that eats it like candy but it is fun watching others do it.
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The weather was been so weird for us this year. Today it’s 30 right now, tonight it’s suppose to get to minus 20 and highs tomorrow –10. Yesterday was an awesome day at 35 above.
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We have to plow snow today. First it required cleaning out in front of the bobcat and for me to shovel, shovel and more shovel in the places it’s packed with ice or to close to the buildings. But we better do it today, don’t want to do it in the subzero again tomorrow.
Take time to smell .... the tuplips
I took this picture many, many years ago and it won me a prize or two. I call it …. “Take time to smell the …..tulips”. I love it and love that I keep finding it. It’s sorta like a reminder too. I’m going to have it printed and than frame it and put it up in my room.
Anyways my friends. I wanted to check in and share a bit. The new year is fast approaching and other than doing my best to keep the family plugging along and working on making me the healthiest I possible can I think that will be enough to keep me busy.
Take care everyone and please have a safe and wonderful new year.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My sock swap….and….

My partner in this most awesome Secret Santa Sock Swap was Darlene and I had the most fun putting her package together. Now of course all my ducks aren’t in a row and I forgot to take a pictures so I’m stealing the one she put on her post. If you click the picture you can meet a really awesome woman in the process.


Now my partner sent me some really cool things too. Her name is Julie (I really liked that, sharing a name). If you click on this picture you can meet another most awesome lady. These ladies are runner and so full of inspiration. I loved it all but my most favorite was the Joy picture holder. I will be finding the perfect picture to put in there this Christmas. Thank you so much Julie and Darlene and mostly Courtney for letting me be part of this sock swap.

Sock swap

It’s suppose to be the most wonderful time of year but I am finding it very difficult this year. I’m working on trying to keep up my spirits but it’s hard and it’s not all just the loss of Cindy. My parents are not dealing with anything well and it’s me that gets the dirty end of the stick. I know they don’t mean too it just happens. I am doing my very best to try and hold it all together but it’s really not easy. I can feel it in my heart, mind and mostly my body which is rebelling with a cold. Lawyers are as slow as molasses, friends of my parents are not to much of friends, I feel sorry for my friends putting up with me. Oh my goodness. I am never in a hurry for time to pass but you know, I want 2013 to be over with so that a new year can start and hopefully with it some really good experiences. However I know in my heart that it’s sorta like wishing, we all know about wishing.

So instead of dwelling on a bad week I’m going to embrace this weekend (starting now since this morning really bit the nasty stuff). I have daycare tonight and he’s such a sweetie. We are going to make some bath goodies for his parents for Christmas. Than we’ll see if we can find a Christmas movie or something to just cuddle up with. Tomorrow Jim and I are going shopping and we are going to get the materials to make my counter top for my craft room. It’s coming together so nicely.

For now, I’ll just smile and forget and forgive and move forward. At least try. Take care my friends and have an awesome weekend. Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to just gather friends and family and remember the real reason for the whole thing.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sock Swap partner….

Sock Swap

And my partner is Courtney from My First 5k and more. You want to talk about an amazing runner. WOW!!! To have just part of her ability would be awesome. I am so excited to start gathering my goodies for her sock. I did email her to see if there is something she hates, likes a lot or wishes for. I can’t wait to see what I come up with.

Just wanted to check in. We’ve had 16” of snow and now it’s way below zero. –25* when I got up today, got to –11 and now lowering again.




Blessings my friends!!