Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sad Saturday

It is really strange. Sometimes I think that this blogging world is surreal until I ran across an old friends blog. It doesn't look like she is blogging any more but she blogged all of 07. Very interesting that this blogging world has been around for some time and were was I? Working, being a mom and taking on new challenges and POOF here I am blogging.

This past year my husband and I took a challenge on for our family and to be honest I think that this week was an eye opener. I sit here and think do our deeds go noticed? Yes I am feeling badly because what we are doing is more than we should handle but we are doing it even graciously. I have learned more about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease than I ever thought I would know. Even though we have a full time caregiver who is phenomenal we still are very active in my in laws life. Does anyone recognize that we do it all for them? We are going on 5 months since they moved in and yesterday I didn't want to go home.

In this challenge I realize that I need God more than ever, along with my friends, and especially the kids and my husband.

I can't even imagine his pain to watch his mother's health decline. When the family comes to visit they are saddened to see her. She may or may not remember them. It makes me think back to the Dr. Seuss book Are you my Mother?

Sometimes when you are going above and beyond and you are not thanked it really hurts. More than you can imagine. Do you ever just love someone so much and think that if you don't tell them how you are feeling it will just go away because you make excuses for them? Some days I get sick of the excuses and want to scream. The pain doesn't go away it is just softened. I tell myself someday I will be able to express my pain. Maybe? On the other hand I love them so much that it is ok and I am very excepting.

I understand that not many can understand what we do on a daily basis from medications, bills, care, Dr.'s appointments and so much more I can't even remember most days. If only some of the deeds went noticed.

Yes I am having a pity party. I am having a really hard week. Thanks for listening. OH and by the way the real estate market is in the pits.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tag You're going to be IT!

Hello Everyone,
Thanks to my cyber friend Heather for tagging me. If I had been reading lately I would have known but my noncyber friend Kimberley called to say you are it. I started laughing because we were just saying that blogging must decrease in the spring and summer months. Now that we all have met some really great people, we think, we will have to keep in touch over the summer.

Wait, first I have to tell you the rules.
1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your entry.

The six things most people today don't know about me are the following;

1. I played college basketball. One thing I learned was never pick a school for sports even if they offer money. GO for the education. I was young and immature back then.

2. I coached girls basketball for 5 years during and after college.

3. Always wanted to experience having twins.

4. Lost 60 lbs between Number 2 and 3.

5. I did 3 sets of lunges this morning UGH! Thanks KM

6. I love the beach!

I am going to tag the following:
1. Politics for Moms
2. Cape Cod Cupboard
3. Karyne

Ok I added my 3 tags but all of my friends have already been tagged.

Have a fabulous spring day! I am out planting and listening to the birds.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Going on vacation with our best friends

I know, I know, I just got off vacation, I haven't posted my trip and we are planning another for the summer. I have to plan 9 weeks of fun for my children. So 1 year ago my husband we will refer to him as Bubba agreed and promised that we would go to Florida with our best friends in 08'. We have all been talking about it for a year. Now is the time we need to book and if you could hear 4 adults trying to agree on a house to rent at the beach it is pretty hysterical.

Mind you there are 4 adults and 5 children going on this trip. This is going to be lots of fun. We are all pretty laid back and easy going. We start with a budget and that was interesting. I don't think there was one.
We are all searching on the Internet calling each other at all hours of the days, did you see this house or that house. If we only had $10k to spend each we could be right on the ocean and have a pool and 10 bedrooms. Back to reality. So we all agree on a house that will fit us and you know that it had no availability. Back to the drawing board. I think we have found a house that will fit us and we will have lots of fun.

So we went to dinner the other night and the rules came out. I just think to myself oh no! My best friend just turned into my mother. She requested the kitchen be clean at all times. I think to myself no problem then I asked if my bed be made for me everyday. We have had lots of laughs planning this. I am so excited.

When I was growing up I had lots of friends that had grown up together and of course the parents had known each other since the Pre-K days of their children. We moved when I was in 6th grade. So we weren't part of the spring break trip that everyone went to Myrtle beach. I always dreamed of having friends that we went on vacation with and our kids. There is no other family that I would rather spend a week with than our best friends.

Now it will be a debate between Red Wine or Red Stripe.

I look forward to lots of fun and sun! We can keep the kitchen clean and Bubba will make the bed for me in the morning.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008


It has been a fabulous weekend! I finally found 2 minutes to help Darcy finalize my new look and go LIVE! THANK YOU DARCY! She is the most patient person you will ever meet. She is a good listener. Darcy you would be great at sales. When you are ready to go big Darcy I will be your east coast sales rep!

Again a big thanks!

Now to all my blogging friends I hope you enjoy. I will be bloggin about family, friends, aging, selling homes,etc. Stay tuned because I have kept it bottled up long enough. Let me know what you think of the new look.

Have a great week. I will follow up with Vacation Pics. We had sooooo much fun. Now we are planning our Summer Vacation.

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