Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beautiful, Funny, Smart, My Bestfriend in so many ways.. Yet..

I haven't seen her in TWO years! Not hours, month… YEARS!
How horrible is that?!

How horrible AM I?!?!

We live about an hour apart, both have crazy lives with little kids... Confession- I've seen her boys (twins!) O-N-C-E. In the hospital the day they were born; soon they will be 2! Wow… and it is me who has missed out.

We met when I was in the 11th grade (her a Senior but she’s a couple months younger then I- Long story) - I'd just moved to a small town and I was far from impressed. She was in my first hour reading class talking about a party in a gravel pit that had been busted by the Cops- me from suburbia who'd never been to a gravel pit much less than a party in a gravel pit was again- less than impressed. Forward about 6 months to prom- She was behind me in line for the grand march, my date was a total jackass... we became inseparable!

We've been through a lot together and been there for each other through more- Marriage, Divorce, Kids, Careers, aging parents, etc...

She's been the biggest inspiration in my life- although I doubt she knows it- I've never really told her. Everyone has that one friend- the one who is going to be the stay at home mom barefoot and pregnant- Confession: when I was younger I had no desire to have kids or even get married- I was going to be the career woman with the corner office- so as much as we were best friends I never quite understood this part. But she had a hard time getting prego- she became the career woman- she became amazing. There wasn’t isn’t anything I haven’t seen her do or have no doubt she couldn’t do if she wanted.

I think about her often- I feel like a schmuck for not forcing time to spend together- I hardly know the wonderful man she married- Her two beautful sons whom she went to hell and back to get.

This is the year for my bestfriend. I know she has met amzing friends in my absense - but this year I will stake my claim and be the friend I should have been all these years.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Let's do this.

2012 was a good year- busy! but good. Nothing earth shattering just a good solid year.

We have ALL made our new years resoulutions and if anyone is like me (I hope I am not alone!) we've already fell off the bandwagon of one or two of them.

Yep. Already. But not to fear- 357 days is still better then none. Its never too late to start again.

My new years resoulution in no particular order of importance are:

Gym Time- Use the Crossfit memebership I am already paying for.

Healther living- clean (er) eating

Financial Freedom!
At least a better understanding of how, where and why I spend my money.

Family Vacation! Look out disney world!

To become a Master Seargent in the United States Air Force Reserve
(I am eligible, I just need my commander to hand me stripes- Hint, Hint Major).

At least 2 posts a week- baby steps...

A better understanging of social media and to use it!

This year I made it a point to not make a goal of "loosing 20lbs" but if I use the gym and learn to eat better the end result will be the same simular. The power of positive thinking!

What are your new years resoulutions??

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blogging with purpose... Naw. Just for me and maybe you.

I've been thinking a lot lately about my writing, nothing new really but this time I added a little research about blogging. I read up on blogs of all different topics... "how to's" and the "what not to's" and I came to the same conclusion I hope many have. I am going to write and hope you'll read. I don't write to change the world (I wear a uniform for that), I don't write to bitch or complain how horrible people are (but we all have our moments).

I am writing to share my story, if I offend someone it is not intentional but I won't apologize for my life and what I decide to share. Something about living in America and freedom of speech? I think I slept through that class.

I wear a military uniform and am proud to do so. I am also a government employee and love my job (but will never go into anymore detail then that). I am a huge believer in raising my children right but completely guilty of spoiling them and making sure they have more than I ever did. I am constantly on the search for bigger and better not because I am not grateful for what I have but because I believe its part of the adventure. As you'll notice my life seems to be the endless balancing act of family and self. I struggle horribly with time management as with all parents the self if the first part to give. But if one person relates to one posting, then my online admissions will be well worth it. Very few who know me actually know that I like to ramble online and call it a blog. For some reason I find it easier to admit my life to complete strangers.

So here I go, again... oh, and during my research phase I found an article(I'd insert it here but I didn't agree with it so I won't) said blogs for women were sexist, and something about putting women backwards ugh I can't remember so for that this is not a woman's blog if a guy wants to hear me complain about cramps or how long it took me to get my kids to bed more power to him. BUT I am a woman, a mom, and a girl who loves to shop. you've been warned!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lets try this again... take two... or is it three?

I think I am going to give this another shot... writting, blogging, babbling to anyone who is willing to read.  I am sure I am talking to myself...

I am proud to say I've solved one small problem or maybe I've made it bigger?

At last post I was in a huge delemia of becoming more organized and after very little arm twisting on my part we built a new house. There- Done. Clean. At least it was for the first week we lived in it. It is much bigger then the last one and much more to clean. But there is still the excitement of a new house so, so far it is clean-ish. But the process has been fun and now for the really fun part- decorating, painting and buying new things. More to follow.

Sweet Pea is about to finnish first grade, yes I know I am a little behind on things. That goes along with my next delemia to solve... procrastination... we'll get to that later. Little Man is now 3 and a hellion on a battery opperated four-wheeler. But a sweet sweet little boy when he wants to be.

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend a salute to those who are serving, served before me and of course those who gave the ultimate sacrafice while serving.  I hope everyone keeps them in mind this weekend.  My fun filled weekend? Painting. Exciting.

Be safe this weekend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lazy... Yep. Me.

It's 7pm or 1900 for you military types on Monday evening.  It was like for many a 3 day weekend full of snow... 18 inches last I checked and still snowing.  By all counts it would have been a great time to be produtive around the house, cleaning organizing, purging etc...

But I have one deep dark secret I doubt many realize since I am always running here or there.  I am lazy. There I said it well wrote it for anyone who chooses to read.  It is not something that is easy to admit but I am hoping by admiting it here will help me hold myself accountable to my new found goal.  Too be less lazy, more organized and everything inbetween.  If not for myself for my children. 

I am not lazy in everything I do.  At work in both careers I am anything but lazy and my desk is very organized and almost empty.  I am lazy at home, not the domestic godess I'd like to be.  I don't cook, I hate cleaning (and I realize no one enjoys it but I lack the drive to do it at all). My laundry room looks like a bomb blew up in it.  I would love to be more like June Cleaver or anyother organized involved mother.  You know that soccer mom that we all love to hate because they are two steps ahead of everyone else. 

While reading a few of the blogs I follow this evening I came across a blog I'm an Organized Junkie The authors name is Laura and I plan to stalk her blog... err... I mean read it often on my quest to be organized. 

My first organizational goal is realtivly small in compairson but it will make me feel like I've acomplished something... the kitchen island.  It is dumping grounds for anything and everything.  Before and after pictures will be posted by Saturday evening that is my deadline. 

Wish me luck!

Any ideas, comments, words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

100 Days...

On Friday, Sweet Pea celebrated 100 days of Kindergargen! 

It made me think about what has and has not happened in the last 100 days of Kindergarten. 

One thing that certinaly has NOT happened in the least bit is a post to this blog.  I know I've said this before but I give a lot of credit to anyone raising kids, working fulltime and posting daily to a blog.  Kudos.

Many great  A few...things have happened in the last 5 or so months since I've last shared.  We have a new addition to the family!  Selena 'Lena' is a beautiful 7 month old German Sheppard puppy.  In October we went to the mall for running shoes for FF... came home with a puppy.  Yes, I know... I need to learn to say no.  (Never been very good at it).  But she really has been a great addition and she is a good companion for Tucker. 

All 3 kids have grown leaps and bounds.  Little Man turned 2 last week! As a mom it almost makes me want another one... then the terrible two's kicked in.  Nope! I'm good with 2.5.  Diapers will be gone sooner then later! etc... Sweet Pea reminds me daily that she will be 6 on the last day of school and is almost a first grader! yikes!  My oldest is now 12!? in the 5th grade and is a proud owner of a cell phone...

The frozen tundra I call home is getting yet another snow storm. No surprise there.  We all went to IHOP for breakfast this morning it had already snowed a good 3 or 4 inches.  We are so use to this weather it wasn't slowing anyone down as we drove past several large stores they were as busy as any other Sunday.  Tomorrow might be a little slower as most places are looking at 18-20 inches! Yes, that is 1.5 FEET of snow in 24 hours.

I hope this post finds everyone well and warm! Until another post (and yes, it will not be another 100 school days).  I got a new camera so join me soon for more adventures!

God Bless.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


WOW how time flys!  I can't belive the Summer is gone and Fall is here- school has started.  I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer.  My family like most was very busy.  I spend most of my summer flying with the Air Force and it was both rewarding and exhausting.  More about that some other time. 

Sweet Pea started Kindergarten on Tuesday!

Now I've always heard diffrent stories about parents stalking there children there first day or crying as there children get on the bus.  Not me!  I couldn't have been more excited... so I thought.

Sweet Pea bounced out of bed and was ready to go in about 5 minutes.  I got to take her to school and she couldn't wait for me to leave so I said good bye and it hit me like a ton of bricks, my baby girl was starting school (Not as if I didn't know this day was coming but I never thought it would bother me).  The tears were there but I wouldn't let my self cry.  I met her off the bus that afternoon after the bus was 40 minutes late and she was so excited and seems to really be enjoying her new teacher and classmates. 

This blog is short but I've really missed sharing with everyone and following along in your journeys as well.  I have a new laptop (very excited!) and hopefully a new camera soon!! 

Good Night!