Saturday, December 28, 2013


I can only make suggestions on what you should or shouldn't do. I can't hold your hand 24/7 so I guess you are on your own.

I want to help you find happiness and be content but I guess I need to let you live and learn. I, too, have been at this junction and I had to make decisions also.

I want you to be happy and not get hurt but you need to make your own choices.

I wish I could help, but its a decision you have to make.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Right and Wrong

Have you ever experienced things that could be right... or wrong? No matter how you look at it, it could all depend. It seems so nice and feels so right, but part of me wonders what comes next...

I'm so confused...

Happy holidays

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and beautiful holiday.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

To write... or not to write...

I have been tossing around the idea of doing some writing.

I have gone through so many things. Even a good friend of mine was amazed when I poured some more info out, as she did not expect it.

She was amazed that there is so much I haven't talked about. I have hidden stories and chapters of my life.

I would like to sit down and write. People would be surprised. But I don't know where to start.

Do anyone have any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions they want to share with me on this?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Where you need to be

Have you ever had things that happen, which fall into place... telling you that you are where you were meant to be?

Sunday, December 1, 2013


I am hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

We spent time with family and enjoyed conversation and laughter.

It is special to be able to spend quality time with those you love.

At the same time, my friend's brother lost his battle with health problems and another friend's mom passed away also.

This holiday has been full of ups and downs. Its these types of situations that make you appreciate what you have and to not take things for granted.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Be thankful for each day.
My mom has had a bury her son.
I have had to bury my dad.
My niece has had to bury her mom.
All of these make you see how short life is and how we need to enjoy each day as we have them.
Please be thankful this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


This weekend I did a few things I never figured I could do... I installed tile which turned out cool but was a pain. And then I installed a new kitchen sink. I am not petite so fitting under the cupboard was not easy. Unfortunately my separated shoulder has felt the pain. My arm only goes in certain directions and this was not helpful. My shoulder hurts and I wake up with my hand sore and swollen, as if its pinched. Guess I will need to call my chiropractor. This cold damp weather doesn't help but maybe I'm just getting old? Or maybe just sore and falling apart?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

No time... whatever!

I worked for a manager, whom I looked up to, until he said he didn't complete his bachelors degree because he "didn't have time".

That made me look at him differently... no time? He was married, one child in the military, one in high school, and one in middle school, while holding one job.

I just graduated with my bachelor's degree, after 4 years full time, while being a single full-time mom of one teenager, working a fulltime job, working a part-time job, being on church council, teaching Sunday school, holding other positions in the church, and being a part time consultant.

Don't tell me about having no time.... since I am applied to start my masters next month.

People just need to know what they truly want to accomplish!!!! If you want it bad enough, you will make time! Its not a reason, its an excuse.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Run down...

Ya know... there are days...
in a nutshell...
My sons bff has to have surgery for tumors on her sinuses.
My "sister" and her family went on vacation. He Mon was hit by a car on the first day, crossing the street to get coffee.
My bff moved out of her house and left her husband.
I have 2 weeks left of college.
My sons bff's mom has been given a year tool live...

I am so done.... enough is enough!!!!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

All i can do

All I can do is put myself out there and let them know I'm interested if something comes up. I can't rush the process, but I do have several people backing me so that helps.
I have mentioned my interest and now its time to just keep moving and do what needs to be done.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Reading list (audio books)

My latest thing...
audio books...

* 7 habits of highly effective people

* the power of positive thinking

* awaken the giant within

* the secret

* the power to shaped your destiny

* the success principles

And the list goes on. These books have helped me look at the world, and my life. In a whole new way.

Try it... it might surprise you.

Monday, September 2, 2013

No contact...

My son had a down day last week. He hadn't talked to or texted any of hid friends for almost 2 days.

I had to explain that he shouldn't take it personal.

I would give just about anything for even a day without contact. I like my "me time" and don't mind the quiet.

At first he couldn't seem to understand that, but I think once he thought about it, he got it.

Its amazing how our feelings change over time.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Long day... seminar

Had a seminar this afternoon. How exciting is export documents???? Unless you do them wrong. .. :/

Then went to the gym.

Exhausted all the way around.

Good night my friends.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pasta... again... really?

I love pasta as much as the next person, but I'm on a reduced-carb intake... by choice... and 3 days in a row. .

My body is not happy..  and neither am I. Enough already! No more pasta!!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


I don't know about you, but there are places I spend time that feel good to me.

This morning was church. I opened the doors, uncovered the piano, and listened to the choir. I feel at peace there. It feels good.

Today felt good.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Confessional - August 9th, 2013

I Confess....

I have been horrible with school work and procrastination.

I have had trouble getting up in the morning.

My diet did not include the birthday cake I ate (but now it's all gone)

I am bored...

Happy Friday

A new day... although half-over

It is Friday... and here I am.
All is good. I feel good... except for being sore from working two jobs yesterday, but all is good.
Hope everyone is having a great afternoon.
I hope to be back soon...
Maybe tonight...
So much new stuff.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Its monday..

Another Monday. One that is just here to test me. I have tried to keep the positive outlook today, as much as it was tested, but I think I did pretty well. Only one glass of white wine tonight (all that was left in the bottle). Have homework. Then go to bed. Things have pushed my buttons today and I have kept my cool. I can do it, but damn.... its hard!

Brain pain

Ever had so much on your mind that your head hurts and you are just shot????? That's me.... today.... bleh!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Come so far

I look at my fellow classmates on Linked In and am jealous. So many have come so far. I feel the desire to change my way of thinking.... and doing.... to be the best I can be.

Has anyone been faced with a similar experience?

Friday, July 26, 2013


OK. Stopped to get coffee and a few lottery tickets. $1 short. Put $0.98 coffee on debit card. Left one ticket behind to get change from my car. Spilled my coffee. Came in with change. Lady bought the ticket. Bought quick pick instead. Either neither will win, my QP will win.... or my original numbers will win. You can bet I'm gonna be watching!!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

He's driving me nuts

My son and I are leaving for a trip tomorrow. He's driving me crazy. I'm trying to pack. He's got his music blaring. I go in the living room to watch TV. He follows me and sits there with me. I go back in my room. He goes to his and continues to pack with his music on. We have done this lead/follow thing at least 3x in the last 2 hours.

He is driving me nuts!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


My confessions...
I am 43.
I still sleep with my build-a-bear teddy bear I made 10 years ago.
I will forgive but probably not forget.
I can't sit still.
I am truly a dork!!!! But my best friends love me anyway! :)
But that's just me........

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Biz ideas #2

I have three classes left in my BSB and am thinking Masters.
My new job has opportunity to grow, which is a plus.
Part-time I sell Tastefully Simple, but I wasn't a born sales person, so that narrows that down.
Just thinking and wondering.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Highly over rated. Remember how we cooked before them?

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Friday, June 21, 2013

need biz ideas

OK. Been going to school. Getting close to my bachelor's degree. Been thinking. Want to do something with my life. Want to take my life, my job, my part-time home business, and my schooling to the next level.

Anyone have guidance?

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Sunday, June 2, 2013


My son and I can be in the same room for hours but the only time he decides to talk, its when I'm trying to watch my TV show... go figure!

Friday, May 31, 2013

My son's journey

My son has struggled with his weight. This has been an issue of frustration in our house. We saw a new psych this week. She spoke with him about many things including his weight frustration. Tonight I took him out to dinner and his choices were amazing. I was proud of him. Then he brought food home. We went for frozen yogurt and he took a smaller portion than usual.... with less toppings. I hope this keeps rolling. I want to see him happy.


Why is it my issue that he can't find his headphones when I'm late for work?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Today our doctor told me that I have done a good job raising my son, after talking with him for 1/2 hour. Made me feel good.

Four classes

Four classes until I graduate!

Monday, May 27, 2013

on in wisconsin

Memorial Day
and cooked dinner outside on the grill

Welcome to Wisconsin!!!

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Today... a day off... so strange

Okay... today is a day off. No work. No school. No homework. Really no nothing. Also no idea how to handle it. Been to the gym. Nothing on TV. Too early for dinner. Don't know how to sit still. Should be doing something. Right? Wow... can't even relax when I can relax.

its a holiday

Today is Memorial Day. Please remember those who are serving as we speak, those who are home and spending time with their loved ones, and those who have served our country and given their lives for each of us.

Happy Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day

Have a safe and happy Holiday.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

long night

Neighbors having a get-together tonight... outside... which is about 25 feet from my bedroom windows.

Guess I will sleep on the couch.

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church today

I was able to set in church this morning and listen. I really enjoy our pastor and love listening to his stories. He has given me new hope in my church, my faith, and my life.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013


Anyone else have someone in their household who can't seem to use a glass or cup more than once? All of our glasses are in the dishpan! And then I gave one who feels a need to reuse Dixie cups! Wtf?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Random Thoughts from a 15-year old boy...

Are cats happy?
Does it hurt when their ears flip backwards?
Can cats control their tails?
Why are oranges called Naval oranges?
Aren't bellybuttons also navals?
Do cats watch tv?
Is cat food real food?
Do cats like it?
Can fish be happy?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

next step

Finished my biz class. 5 more focus classes to my graduation with a bachelors degree.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

light at the end of the tunnel

Can you believe it?
This fall will be 4 years that I have been back to school?
This fall, if all goes well, I should be graduating with my Bachelors Degree.
Time sure goes by fast.... Which explains why I am sooooo tired!

Always remember... You can accomplish whatever you set your mind to! Never give up!

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my adventure this summer

I am taking a week off of work this summer and go on a mission trip with our church youth group. I'm excited. I've never been on a mission trip.... Or to St. Louis....
So I am excited!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

10 items in my purse

1. Reading glasses (yup, old eyes)
2. Contact drops
3. My ipod.... At least I know where to find it
4. Business cards for my Tastefully Simple business
5. My wallet... But no money....
6. A spare set of keys... Yep, been known to lock myself out of my car... Too bad my spare keys were inside....
7. Prescription meds... Need those anxiety meds
8. My calendar
9. My cell phone
10. Miscellaneous stuff
And more....

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

somedays it just isn't worth it

Today was ok. Except... My son wanted to go swim, but he couldn't shovel snow before I got up. He didn't want to eat at home but eating at subway, on my dime, was more appealing. And then I went grocery shopping, where I bought mire than I needed to because everyone else had the grocery list... My son gets obsessive and always asks "what's wrong" or "what's the matter".... It drives me nuts!!! NOTHING IS WRONG!!! And I can't get my answers right. I give him a short answer and he asks more questions. If I give him a long answer, I get in trouble because I didn't need to say all that. If I don't answer, he gets mad, if he ask ne a question while I'm eating, he gets mad if I answer with food in my mouth. Ya know, sometimes it doesn't pay to argue, or in this case, answer. And then, after swumming, taking him out to eat, then grocery shopping, he wants to go to the mall to shop... Betcha he doesn't have any money.... And neither do I.

Today has been a long morning already.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Getting Tired

The holidays are over, the family gatherings are over, the food is over, the travel is over.
We made it to the new year without nuch ill effect of the virus going around...
except my son started the Sunday before New Years, with a sore throat... and it went downhill from there. He had three days of school that week, I sent him one, they sent him back home.  Yesterday he went to school, all seemed well.

Today we were getting ready to leave for school and his stomach decided it didn't want to go... so I left him in the bathroom and called him into school.

My mom is telling me she is "getting a sore throat". I love her, but sometimes I think it might be het imagination. Oh well.

Me, I am plugging along and am suddenly just plain beat. I have no time to be sick... but I am getting so tired... just want my normal routine back...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wishing Everyone a Happy 2013

Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve... and if your 2012 was anything like mine... I am so glad it's over.

My 2012 was kind of a wild ride... and I am ready to regroup and get down to business.

This year, I am going to amp up my home-based business, work-out at the gym and get toned, finish my current college degree, maybe get a promotion at work (if one becomes available), and then maybe even find someone to spend quality time with...

Even my doctor asked if I was dating someone... that made me truly think about it... and even more depressed. Oh well.

I hope everyone has a great new year and may all your hopes and wishes come true in 2013!
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