Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Greg had been in the house but had left to go outside and do some work. He had just gotten off work and hadn't cleaned up or anything. After dinner, about 20 minutes later, Michael was out in the hall and I walked past where he had just been.... I looked back and thought I smelled Greg....meaning his cologne. I thought to myself...Greg hasn't been back in the house and I know he didn't smell like that right when he came home from work.
I went into the boys room where Michael was and said, "Michael, did you put on some of daddy's cologne?" He looked at me kind of sheepishly and said, "yes". He was so cute and he smelled like he had just poured the cologne on himself. I can't describe it but it was just so cute that he was trying to be like his daddy.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and rains fall soft upon your fielos,
and until we meet again, may God hold
you in the hollow of his hand.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A friend forwarded me a slide show yesterday that had some really good advice. And it came at a really good time for me. I know there are a lot of you (or possible just some) out there that are either going through or getting ready to go through....Menapause. Yes, the dreaded "M" word. Well, my doctor has informed me that I'm in the peri-menapausal stage. Well, I don't want to ellaborate too much because I think most of you get what that is.... but, basically, I've turned into this cyclical "psycho-crazed-emotionally-insane" woman. My husband half the time doesn't know who I am or what I have done with the calm, kind and easy-going girl that he married. HA!! (Wouldn't HE like to know!!....ha...just kidding).
So, anyway, I'm doing what I can with medication, exercising, DRUGS and alcohol (ha...just kidding.... well, actually, not really....) to head off some of my emotional outbursts. And when I got my friends email, it made me feel a little better. So, I'm going to print it out and tape it up on my dresser mirror in my bedroom where I'll see it everyday and be reminded to just stay calm and everything will be OK. Aaaaahhhhhh......... Here it is:
Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. And leave the rest to God.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
As I lay there with Michael, I thought about how tough he was and how he struggled so much the first 2 months of his prescious little life. I thought about how I prayed day and night for him to get stronger and how he fought with every ounce of his being to breath and get better. I thought about how he is now. He's still that tough guy and a strong little fighter.
As I lay next to Vince I thought about how sweet he is and how I can have the nicest conversations with him even though he's only 6 years old. I thought about how onery he is but how thoughtful and kind he can be at the same time.
I layed there with both of them and couldn't peel the smile off my face. I could have stayed there the rest of the night because I was so peaceful and happy. I love my boys so much. All of them. Even you, Greg. ha!
Last night, I was up helping Greg a little bit while he was welding up a fence for one of our corrals. One of our cats had mouzied (sp) over to me and I picked her up. Greg looked at me and said, "You really like all your different animals around, don't you." And the answer to that would be a definite "Yes!" The more critters I have the better. We're actually going to be getting rid of 2 of ours. A friend is coming up this weekend to take our horses. We'll get more.... BELIEVE ME! But right now, with spring coming and the fence still not finished in the pasture, we just don't have the set up for them. They're not getting the exercise they need either. Our neighbor in back of us has been so kind as to keep them during the winter but we can't ask him to continue to do that all through the spring, as well.