Monday, January 21, 2008


As many of you know, we took a cruise for Christmas this year. It was a surprise for the kids, and I actually think they were surprised. Although we did miss being with extended family for Christmas dinner, we had a great time. Sometimes we just don't need anymore stuff, and need memories. This will be a memory we will never forget!


On Saturday our really good friends moved away. It will be a great move for them because it is not only a pay raise, but also back to their families. However, we are sad and lonely. Although they lived here for only a little over a year, they just sort of became part of our family. So not only do we lose good friends, but also a business partner here, a little boy for G and I, a little brother for our kids, a big brother and sister for my kids, a younger brother and sister for g and I, a great young women's leaders, and game players. So, thanks for being our friends, and letting us be part of your family! V- you set up a business that is so much fun and gave me so much help. (I am sure you will continue with all of your help!) I never would have done it alone. So Thanks guys! Fortunately I have other great friends in my life of which I am also grateful. I am glad none of you are moving away, but wanted to let you know I appreciate your friendship, and help. Life would certainly be dull without you. Have a great day

Friday, January 18, 2008


Tonight as I sat contemplating life in a bathtub full of bubbles, the famous words of Dory came to mind... "swimming, swimming, just keep swimming." Today was going to be a relaxing day spent getting some paperless paper work done from my office. (aka laying in bed in my pajamas working on my laptop. ) So I get the kids and husband out the door to school and work and head to the bedroom. Cellphone rings with the "I need blahblahblah" Since I don't think it appropriate to show up at the high school in pajamas, I hop in the shower and make my first trip of my day into town. After dealing with a bloody nose of K's, & getting some groceries, I head home to get the work done not in my pajamas, and not in my bed. On the second trip to town I get pulled over for going a little too fast, and my proof of insurance is nowhere to be found. I get off with a warning for speed, but I have to go to the judge with my proof of insurance, or pay a $732 fine! Just as I am getting things done at home again, K calls with drivers ed being cancelled, so it is back into town to pick her up. Home again to get things gathered for tomorrow's personal progress dinner. Back in again to get K to basketball game, she must arrive 1 hour 45 minutes before it actually starts. Home again to load up V's part of the business as she is moving tomorrow. (more on that later.) Back into town to help them load the truck and go to the basketball game that K didn't even get to play in. But at least tonight she got to actually wear the uniform and warm up with the team. Now, you might wonder what was I contemplating? I am not sure, but if I don't keep swimming, I fear I will either drowned, or find myself down stream! So much for my relaxing day, But at least I am able to do it. I am both healthy enough, and don't have to go to work out of the home, although I am never in the home. Anyway, life is good, and I have so much to be thankful for. So for all you other mothers... Just keep swimming!