Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September 26, 2007

Well, we did it, we bought a new computer. It has windows vista for an operating system, that will take some getting use to, but we are up for the challenge. Say a prayer for us. God Bless.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Returning from Vacation

Wow, what a vacation. We started out on August 16, 2007 at around 11:15 am and arrived in Michigan on August 17, 2007 at around 12:45 pm. We had a great visit with all of the kids and grandkids and of course all of our friends and family. It was great to visit will all of them. We had a pig roast on August 25, 2007 and had a great turn out dispite the bad weather a couple of days before that knoted out the power for many in the area including us. We did not get the electic back until Sunday night at aroung 6:00pm. Then on Tuesday August 28, 2007 it was off to Ohio to visit Charlie and Wendy and my three beauitful granddaughters, Shannon, Katie and Leah(half pint). We were there until Friday morning and that is when we started for home. We arrived home around 2:00pm on Saturday.
It was nice to get home to our own bed, even though the beds that were provided for us on our trip where comfortable, it is always nice to get in your own bed, right? We always have such a wonderful time on our trips north, it is nice when everyone seems happy to see us. We always go to breakfast the last morning that we are in Michigan, and have a standing invitation for any to come and see us off, well this year we had around 20. Our one niece Regge was not able to attend this year, because her and her husband Lane were blessed with a new baby girl while we were there, her name if Jaylyn, pretty name huh? Then when we were headed to bed at Charlie and Wendy's house for our last night there, we were blessed with good bye notes from all three of our granddaughters, letting us know how much they enjoyed our visit and thanking us for coming to stay with them and they can't wait for our next visit. That always makes me feel good when the youngests want you to come back huh? Well, I am doing laundry today and getting ready for work tomorrow and then on Wednesday my Mom will be returning from her summer in Michigan, and things will be getting back to normal for us here in Florida. God Bless all of you, and I thank God for my many blessings.

Monday, July 30, 2007


How lucky am I, I have two great kids that have both started to blog, so I can read about what is going on in their lives on a daily basis. I look forward to checking my e-mail everyday and then going onto the web and checking each one of their blogs to see what exciting things happen to them that day. I feel Blessed. Thank you God

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My many blessings

Wow, it has been almost two months since I posted anything to my blog.
I was sitting in my office today and looking at all of the pictures that I have of my family, it made me realize how blessed I am. When I was younger, I use to think that to be happy I needed material things, but as I have grown older I realize that money doesn't make you happy, for instant, my son called me the other day to wish me a Happy Birthday, he addressed me as how was the most beautiful 59 year old woman in the world doing. See what I mean about blessings, I have so many sometimes it overwhelms me and I start crying. I remember when I was by myself, after my divorce, raising my children by myself, their father was close by, but it is not like having a loving husband that you live with everyday, I use to feel sorry for myself, but I realize now that the Lord was preparing me for today, so I would appreciate all of my blessings that he has given me, from my loving husband to my wonderful children and grandchildren. I thank God on a daily basic for all that he has given me.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Growing Pains

I was talking to my daughter today. Wow, she does have her hands full with the three kids, but she does such a great job with them. I know that sometimes it can be really trying, but I assured her that the rewards would come one day, and she would be thankful that she stayed the course. When she has days like this, it makes me wish I could be closer, so I could be there to go over and take over for a few hours and give her a break, but not for another 4 years and 8 months will I be able to do that. I guess all I can do is pray that God will give her the strength and guidance to handle all that the little ones throw at her.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Answered Prayers

Well, finally Tony Dungy was rewarded for all of his hard work. I was so happy for the Colts and for Tony and his family. I have to admit that I was a little sad for Lovie Smith, but just a little. I am sure there will be another time for him.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Super Bowl Sunday 2007

Wow, Super Bowl Sunday is here already. I wait all year for this day. Who will win, I really want Tony Dungy to win, he is such a nice guy. You know when he was at Tampa Bay, and then they fired him, I was so upset, but look what happened, the next year John Gruden won the Super Bowl, but I always felt and still do, that he won it with Tony's team. So I really hope and pray that God will bless Tony and his Colts tomorrow and give him what he deserves, a win!!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I work with a nice young man who's name is Tuan, I always just thought of him a Asian, not really thinking of which part of Asia he would be from. He told me a few weeks ago that he was going to be spot lighted in our monthly news letter. I thought to myself that I needed to read that, because I thought it would be interesting. Well, I just had no idea how interesting it would be. Come to find out, Tuan is from Viet Nam. At the age of 9 years old he fled the county, only to be caught and put in a prison camp, he was never hurt physically, but mental interrogation, he told me that they would throw a large gun on the table while they were interrogating him. He did finally get out of there, and was allowed to come to America. He lived with his uncle until he was 19, that is when his parents came to America. I guess the one thing I got out of his story is that I have taken my freedom for granted. I just can't imagine myself surviving what Tuan had to go through. He is a remarkable young man. I wish all of you could meet him. He just became an American Citizen. Isn't that a great story. Please appreciate your freedom.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

January 18, 2007

Another day another dollars, can you tell it is payday?

I was thinking on my way home about my Dad and how cancer took him from us so quickly. It also made me think of my son's friend Mike's mother, Irma, who is suffering from cancer, that is if the Lord hasn't called her home already. I just can't imagine what it would be like to be dying from cancer. One positive would be that you knew you were going to die so you could have an opportunity to tell people how you felt about them, unlike if you were taken by a heart attack or an accident. I know this is not a good subject, but it is one that I think about often. I just want my children to know how much I love them and how proud I am of them. I also want my grand children to know what a special gift they are for me. I enjoy spending time with them so much. I guess that is why I look forward to moving back north when we retire, that way we will be closer to all of them and I can spend more time with them. Boy I kind of got off on a strange subject huh, sorry, but that what happens when you get my age I guess. Better sign off for now.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January 17, 2007

Well, can you beleive it, I was able to get on to my blog without any problems. I guess I can learn something new, I am not as old as I thought I was.

Well, I was able to get quite a bit accomplished today at work. Nothing out of the ordinary, just some data entry.

I know what you are thinking, I had kinda of a boring day huh, well that's what happens when you have a semi boring life. I will see what tomorrow brings, maybe something more exciting. God Bless.

January 16, 2007

Oh yeah, I am quite the blogger, I went to add a message today and guess what, I forgot how to sign on, but I am on track again this am and on my way to blogging again.

Well, as for my day yesterday, I have been having some problems with my bladder, I guess that's what happens to you when you get older, so I called my doctor and he gave me a script for detrol, great medicine, but not on the preferred list, you know what I mean, all of the medicines that work for you are not on the preferred list, so they cost you an arm and a leg, so when I pick up the script I ask the people at the pharmacy if there is a generic, and they gave me this information, so I call my doctor and get another script, but oh what side effects that drug gave me. So I guess I will have to bite the bullet and pay the price for the non preferred drug.

As for Work yesterday, it was great, I was able to get a lot accomplished. So I am hoping for the same today.

Monday, January 15, 2007

My First Blog Thoughts January 15, 2006

This is my first message to all of you viewers. I know most of you are working today, but I am one of the lucky people that work for our local county and because of that I have the day off. I am trying to make the most of my special day, by running some errands and trying to save a little time to rest, seeing I have been fighting a cold ever since Christmas. I think I have finally beaten it, without having to make a trip to my doctor for the famous Z-Pack. The reason I wanted to create my own blog is because my daughter started her a few weeks ago and I just love going to it everyday and seeing what is new in her life. She is an amazing young mother of three, I marvel at how she handles her everyday life. Much better than I could of at her age. I guess I should tell you a little something about myself. I am 58 years old and am married to a wonderful man, his name it Russ. We live in central Florida, only until we retire and then we plan on returning to our hometown in Michigan, where most of our six children live. We moved to Florida almost twelve years ago to be closer to my parents, so we could be here to help them is we were needed, but now that my Dad has passed away, and that only leaves my Mother, we have decided to move back to Michigan when we retire so we can be closer to our children and grandchildren, but that won't be until five years from now. We do go to visit as often as possible, but we do miss them all a lot.