Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 86 of 365

Well overall it was a productive day.  Tackled Mt Washmore and conquered the whole pile!  Made a yummy supper, spent some time with Daddy.  Em looked at me during dinner and said "thanks, Mom"  I said, "for what?" and she said "For being here when I come home from school."  I love that little girl so much. 

The blessing I am counting today is the fact that I can be here for her when she comes home from school.  That is all because of my honey.  So a big thank you to him!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 85 of 365

We ended up skipping Sister's in favor of Golden Corral since we were already going to Waco.  Breakfast was yummy and then we headed to Target to pick out new shoes for the Emster and a few other things.  She got these:

Then I ran into Sally's to pick up some haircolor remover.  Time to strip my hair again and then recolor before Jim's party.  Can't look like a calico cat when I meet his coworkers :)  Walmart was next on the list to pick up a couple of things and some pictures that I had sent through the website for printing.  We are redoing our bedroom in black, white and yellow so I printed up some really nice pictures with those colors to hang on the walls.  I can't wait to see how it looks together. The pictures came out really nice and are already in their black frames.  We came home and I worked on laundry, video chatted with my mom, brother and sis-in-law and then made supper.  Then we settled in for this weeks episode of Big Love!  Just tucked Emmy in and when I am doing with this post I will go snuggle with my honey on the couch.  It's a good day :)

The blessing I am counting today is diet dr pepper.  Oh how I loved thy caffeine that runneth through my veins!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 84 of 365

Spent the day doing laundry, cooking, watching movies, snuggling and then playing UNO with my favorite 11 year old in the world.  Couldn't really ask for a better day.  I am blessed far beyond what I deserve.  Tomorrow we will start out our morning with our Sister's routine and then head to Waco to try and find angel girl some new shoes.  I am looking forward to each day and trying to remember to cherish it as if it were the last I would have. 

The blessing I am counting today is for our sweet dogs.  Nothing says love like a furry mutt coming up and looking at your adoringly, only wishing to be fed and pet.  God bless our furry friends.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 83 of 365

Yesterday, when my angel girl made it home from school, she came home sans her purple lunch tote.  This morning, as I made her lunch I knew she would need to take an "extra" one that we had.  The "extra" one used to be Zach's when he was living here with us.   I didn't think of it as his when I grabbed it, at least not until I opened it and found a handful of lunch box notes that I had written to him at the beginning of the year.   Immediately tears filled my eyes as I held those silly notes written on bee paper with a big heart on them.  A couple of them had jokes on them, a couple were light and filled with love, and a couple were written with deep love and concern with the knowledge that he had decided to move back to Crane.  I love my son and miss him so very much.  I cried off an on for about a half hour this morning.  After he left back in September, I cried every day for weeks.  Even now, I have a tough time walking in his room and seeing his clothes.  The only consolation that I take with me is hearing that he seems to be happy.  That is all I want for each of my children, to be healthy and happy in their choices. 

The blessing I am counting today is my wonderful, growing 16 year old son, Zach.  I thank God for blessing me with him.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 82 of 365

Just had a wonderful supper with my honey and angel girl.  Looking forward to getting some stuff taken care of this weekend to prep for Jim's 60th birthday party in 2 weeks!

I feel blessed to have such a wonderful family, both here and away :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 81 of 365

Having Double Dave's with my angel girl since she had an early release day!  I love girl time days :)  Today I am thankful for short days at school!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 80 of 365

Seems the texts once again didn't upload so here is the one from Tuesday:

Happy Birthday, Zach!  Relaxing on the couch with my honey.  Seems so much later than it is.  Love snuggle time!  Thankful for warm fuzzy blankets!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 79 of 365

Starting out as another cold cold morning.  Normally I would have already woken the princess, but this morning I am trying to let her sleep a few more minutes as we got home very late last night.  Hopefully she will wake well rested and ready to tackle the day.    As for me, I didn't sleep nearly long enough, but I will put a smile on my face and prepare to embrace the day with a happy heart and enjoy all it has to offer.

Just paused to wake the princess and prepare her lunch.  She is currently cleansing her body and trying to wake!

I am feeling so much better than I was last week.  My head is a little clogged but I have my suspicions that this is as much because of allergies as a cold.  My poor honey just kept coughing last night.  It was the kind of cough that makes everyone else's chest hurt when they hear it.  Hoping he is feeling much better this morning.

Today is weekly home blessing day and since I have already counted my home in my quest to count at least one blessing a day, today I think I will count Flylady as my blessing.  She helped me to have a new outlook on our home almost a year ago.  I jumped in full force and had a mini burn out when my knees started giving me heck, but I am committed to jumping back in where they are and getting things done. 

I am hoping to be able to write a little more later today as I have some things swimming around in my head, but for now, it's time to get the day rolling and get everyone to their appointed duties!  Take care of you for me :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 78 of 365

Woke up feeling way way better. We went to Sister's for our Sunday morning breakfast, then hit HEB for groceries for the week. Then we came home and cleaned the house and did laundry, although didn't get all of either done. I will be working on that tomorrow. Right now we are on our way back from picking up Miss Emmy. Going to take a nap now and hopefully wake up when we are home.

Today the blessing I am counting is for our trusty stead that gets us where we need to go!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 77 of 365

Feeling a bit better today. Jim slept in a bit and then when he got up, decided he wanted to go to lunch and to see The King's Speech. We ran an errand, then had lunch at Rosa's and off to the movie. I really really liked the movie. Glad we decided to go. Then we bought some new flatware and made a Sam's run. It was a nice day with my honey.

Today I am thankful for the ability to breathe through my nose again.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 76 of 365

Today is our driving day to take Em to her dad. I still feel like crap so I am unamused at this prospect. Please God, take away this nasty cold :(

Today the blessing I am counting is 5 hour energy, which will help to keep us awake for the drive home.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 75 of 365

Still sick :(

Thankful for laptops.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 74 of 365

Sick, that's all.

Thankful for a comfy chair to nap in .

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 73 of 365

Enjoyed our girls day in even though Emmy and I are both sick. I am feeling worse as the evening has progressed so hoping I can sleep it away tonight.

Today the blessing I shall count is our comfy couch. It allowed me to take a 2 hour nap this evening.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 72 of 365

Been dealing with a kiddo with a hacking cough today.

Tonight the blessing which I am thankful for is Nyquil!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 71 of 365

Great day with Emmy and Jim.

My blessing today is my computer as it helps me stay in touch with friends and family.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 70 of 365

I hab a code.

My counted blessing for the day is for Puffs Plus with Lotion. It helps to keep my hose from hurting too much.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 69 of 365

Surprised my beautiful angel girl today by picking up Subway and going to have lunch with her at school. I knew ahead of time I was going to do it, but didn't want her to know so when I packed her lunch this morning, I simply put two water bottles (to make it a little heavy) and a lunchbox note that said "Ha! Ha! I fooled you! Love you from your nose to your toes. Love Mom" She was so surprised to see me!

The blessing I am counting today is our newly opened Subway store :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 68 of 365

Good day today. Am blessed with an abundance of clothes that caused Mt Washmore.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 67 of 365

Breathe deep....again....again....again...

I am blessed with friends that love me and that I can depend on and that know they can depend on me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 66 of 365

I am blessed with a comfy bed that I will be visiting very soon :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 65 of 365

I am having a serious case of the don't want to's today. It is cold out and all I really want to do is snuggle up in my big chair and watch a movie. Not going to do it, but that's what I want. I declared today a Spongebob Pajama day. I refuse to get dressed.

My blessing today is Spongebob Pajama's that are really soft.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 64 of 365

Having a great day! Spent the morning chatting with my p. I sure miss you, p! Then hopped in the shower with my honey so we could do our regular Sunday morning routine of breakfast at Sister's. They always have good food and the owner is super nice. We enjoyed chatting with him over breakfast. Came home and picked up a little before we headed out the door. We just stopped in Gatesville and I opened up my first personal checking account in 11 years. Felt strange lol. Now we are on our way to Valera to pick up my angel girl. I love her and miss her so much!

Today, the blessing I shall count is the ability to drive again. Lord knows I missed it a few years ago when I couldn't drive for almost a year.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 63 of 365

Have decided that the problem with trying to post through text is that if you ramble too much, it doesn't show up here :( Guess I will keep the texting part of this blog for when I have one short sentence.

Having a spledid day with my sweetheart :) We snuggled up in bed after the drive home last night and got so comfy we were out like a light. Then I was blessed enough to wake up in his loving arms again. I love this man! No longer in life will I wait for the other shoe to drop. From now on, I will do my best to cherish every single moment I am lucky enough to have. Now I'm putting my phone away and snuggling on the couch with my baby while we watch a movie. This IS the good life!

The blessing I am counting today is our warm home :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 62 of 365

Today the blessing that I am most thankful for is my daddy. I am blessed to still have him in my life. I am blessed to be able to spend time with him playing spades even though he is 900 miles away. There are times when I grumble because he calls when I have my hands full, or maybe my house doesn't get cleaned like it should because I have taken time out for him. SHAME ON ME! My house will still be here and the laundry will still be around long after he is gone. Today I am reminding myself to cherish every single moment of time that I get with him. Too often in life we don't stop to think of the time we are missing until it is too late. Today, I am reminding myself to slow down and change my attitude. Thank you, God, for my daddy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 61 of 365

Today I am blessed to have an amazing man in my life. Jim knows everything there is to know about me and loves me, faults and all. He works so hard to provide a good life and home for us and our children. Thank you, God, for blessing me with this wonderful man.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 60 of 365

I think something I need to do is to remember, at least one time a day, to count my blessings. Today the blessing I will focus on is my beautiful daughter. I was blessed with her in my life 11 years ago after going through a very tough pregnancy. Everyday she enriches my life in a way that I can't really find words to describe. I just know that I am a much better person for knowing her and having the pleasure of being her mother.

She isn't feeling well today so she is staying home. I get to do more mothering. Thank you, God!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 59 of 365

Woke up feeling pretty tired. I ave a lot to do today but feel like I probably won't get much done. I did empty and reload the dishwasher and it is running so if nothing else gets done, at least that and supper will be accomplished lol

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 58 of 365

Well I woke up this morning feeling like royal crap, and still do. Despite feeling icky, I have managed to get the laundry done, load the dishwasher, run it, and unload it, hand wash the ones that needed it, put together supper and straighten up a bit. I also paid some bills, chatted with a friend, and did some research on something I am trying to plan for my honey. Sounds like a productive enough day for feeling blah.

Honey has his 60th birthday coming up next month. I think it should be really special. I will plan a party, but I have hopes that I can put together this really great surprise for his gift. Crossing my fingers that it all comes together!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 57 of 365

Tomorrow is a brand new day in which I will make the time to write more than one sentence :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 56 of 365

What a wonderful way to start out the new year! Love spending time with my honey and my angel girl!