Sunday, September 23, 2012

Testing 1-2-3

It's been a long time since I posted to my blog and I'm wondering if this thing still works?!?

I guess when I hit "enter" I will find out. LOL

Here goes nothing...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Isn't if funny how quick life can change? It's the theory of cause and effect playing out in real life. One thing happens, then another, then thing you know your not sure of who you are or where you belong anymore.

All I know right now is that I hope some more things happen to help me find my way.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hang in there Baby!!

When I named the title for this post, I was just thinking to myself. That's exactly what I need to do ~ just hang in there. STJ soon come!!

The last couple months pretty much sucked with my Nana and all but I've just be patiently waiting to go where my heart always is. Time was moving along and then BAM, the last week came.

Let's see, it's Fiscal Year End at work which means that I've not only had all my normal chaotic duties (still down two people) but also all the extra work that comes along with YE. The outside accounting firm is coming this Thursday to certify the books and it all has to be ready. Then, one of the two girls I have left on staff decided to take all last week off so that I can do her work too. Add in there a few doctor appointments for the kids, purging the files, packing, creating and printing wedding invitations for a friend, wash, etc. and you know why I'm freaken on the verge. The verge of what I don't know!

All I know is that in 72 hours I will be headed for the airport and WILL forget about all this crap for awhile:)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Living Life!

It's almost been a month since my Nana went on to a better place. Life keeps going, we keep living. Happy, sad, angry, or peaceful ~ it's our choice. I choose to make the best of my time here and that's what I'm doing.

So much has been happening in the past month...

Molly took her placement test for Millersville. She got her Student ID, her Millersville e-mail address, and is ready to move. "Now" she says. We purchased her prom dress two weeks ago. It's completely different than her past dresses. I told her to "go out of the box" since it was her senior year. She did!! I can't wait to show everyone this dress but she swore me to secrecy until she puts it on for the prom. Look for pictures in May.

Lillie is doing great! I am so proud of my pain-in-the-ass. She has managed to NOT have her teacher or principal call us in a long time. As a matter-of-fact, she has brought home many High Five Awards in the past couple weeks. One was a huge (8.5 X 11) award which got her an ice cream party with the Vice-Principal (we framed it and hung it in her room). Now she thinks she's best friends with both the Principal and Vice-Principal! This past Saturday she started taking roller skating lessons and Sunday was her first soccer practice. She also loves her Thursday nights at Girl Scouts. Busy, busy, busy. It keeps her out of trouble and me from beating her - hehehe.

My wonderful husband just had a birthday. A milestone birthday ~ the big 4-0. He's good. I threw him a party (thanks Wendy for all the help) and we had a great time. I should say I had a great time cuz he doesn't remember the last couple hours of it. Yes, my hubby was DRUNK!!!! But, he paid the next day and won't do that again anytime soon. You only turn 40 once. He told me the other day that he needed a wheel chair. I told him that he better get one that has a battery because I wasn't pushing his butt around. He looked sad, so I reminded him that he knew what he was marrying before he married it:)

Me???? Let's seeeeee....It's fiscal year end at work which means that I am crazy busy. I'm trying to get everything caught up before we leave on vacation.

Oh yes, VACATION!!! We are leaving in April for St. John (yes, I know we always go there). This will be the first time that we let one of our kids touch ground there. We are taking Molly for her graduation present. Corey (Jeff and Wendy's son) is also coming with since he will be home on pre-deployment leave. He's a Marine and scheduled to leave for Afghanistan in May. We all are so excited that he is coming with us. Molly and Corey are like bro/sis and I know they will have a great time. I am excited just to watch them have fun!!

Back to work is busy, the kids are keeping me running around like a chicken, and I never have enough alone time with my man. Life is pretty much normal again. Thank God!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

48 Hours Later

It's been 48 hours since my Nana left us. We have the funeral arrangements set. She will be buried Monday with a service and viewing before hand. Dawn picked her out a new nighty (blue) and I'm sure she will look beautiful.

Funny Story: A couple weeks I was talking with my Nana and Pop and she said something about when she died. I said to her "you want to be cremated, right Nana". She answered yes but my Pop said "I want to put you in a pretty nighty like you always wear". She looked at me and said "Whatever he wants to do with me is fine, what the hell do I care, I'll be dead".

So, as my Pop wanted she will go down in her pretty blue nighty.

One thing our family is blessed with is that we have each other. And, there are plenty of us. She left behind 4 children, 10 grandchilden, and 4 great-grandchilden. Everyone is coming to our house tonight to put together her pictures boards and to tell stories. Basically, just to be together. This is how we will get though this, together.

Friday, February 27, 2009


This morning at 7:55am my Nana was blessed and taken to Heaven. I got to be with her and kiss her one last time. She is at peace and so am I.

Nana's World

This past Monday we were forced to take Nana back into the hospital. She was dizzy, pretty out-it-it, and was slerring her speech.

She has yet another infection and her breathing is horrible. Her body is filling with Carbon Dioxide because she can't expell it through her lungs. They moved her to intensive care yesterday afternoon.

We have made a decision to stop all the madness and let her have her peace. At 5:30pm yesterday they removed all the electronics, wires, tubes, and plugs. They stopped all medications. The only thing she is receiving is Morphine and love.

I have been with her since the decision was made and I will remain with her until this nitemare is over. She was always there for me, I will do this one last thing for her. Please say a prayer for her.