Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I'm not sure why I have so much trouble trying to come up with a menu every week.  It is becoming more and more draining.  I've been sitting at the computer looking through recipes for hours tonight and I have nothing.  I need Jeannie....she could whip up something for me, I'm more than willing to go shopping for the food as long as I don't have to make the dang menu.  It's along the line of putting away clothes after they've been washed/dried and folded.  lol

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Trying Again

It's that time again, the time I decide that I should "try" and journal about lifes ups and downs.

I have done NO stitching in well; forever.  I'm hoping to end the dry spell now that work has calmed down.  I have a better shot of leaving on time and not pulling 50 hr weeks.  Well; momentarily anyway.  Work is going well and I'm happy to report that our shoe department made it to the top 3rd of the company and we'll be getting even more attention from the DSW District Manager.  We have a shoe conference call every week and the top 3rd will have one every other week.  Oh the joys of more work.  ;)

The boy graduates this year and we're hoping he decides what direction he wants to take his life.  I know I'm more than frustrated with the lack of well....anything.  We've also added more Dr. visits to his schedule.  We are really focusing on getting his skin issues figured out.  It's going to take time and patience on my part; which seems to be on the low side lately.  I'm sure some of it is denial.  The other Dr. we get to visit this month is his Opthamologist (cornea specialist to be exact), his eyes are another area we have to watch.  Sadly for us, Dr. Johnson is retiring from the Army.  Thankfully; he's been hired on as a civilian and will continue to be The Boys Dr.  ***WHEW***  That man is awesome and I'm extatic that we don't have to start over with someone else.  The Boy will have to at some point, but for now we're good.

The girl is in her Jr year.  Volleyball didn't go exactly how we had hoped; but we survived.  She played, just not as much as she's been used to by a lot.  She played in only non conference games mainly and I think she may have played in a game that we should have won by a great margin (though; they barely pulled it out).  Here's hoping that she kicks ass and gets a lot of playing time next season.  So, now it's on to track.  Season hasn't even started yet and she's gone through a lot of event(s) talk with the Coach.  Started out not running the 100 hurdles and running the 300 hurdles as well as a leg of the 4x4.  Then she was only going to do the 300 hurdles.  Yesterday she was practicing the 100 hurdles for Coach and was able to do the 3 step approach between hurdles; so she's now back to running the 100 and 300 hurdles.  Newest update is the text I got from her today stating that she was staying after school because Coach wanted her to practice the triple jump. So; now I'm holding out hope that she gets to jump during the meets.

The hubby and I doing well and pretty much enjoying life together.  Gotta get ready for that empty next stuff.  I'm doing better dealing with the fact that is staring me in the face.  Can't hang onto the 4 year olds forever; 18 and 17 are coming this year.  No matter how much kicking and screaming I do to try and stop it; it just keeps coming.