Thursday, December 31, 2009

My favorite photo of this month

This bear was gift from my friend Erika. She hosted my baby shower. I try to take a photo of Colin with the bear every year. I also take a photo of him in front of the boys sports Christmas tree in a red plaid shirt each year. I wonder what age he will be when he says no more mom. :)

Thanks Erika!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

G's oncologist visit

G got a good report at the oncologist office. He is still in remission. I wish the neuropathy would improve. My prayer is for it to improve so much that G can return to work by the end of 2010.
We will take whatever come & deal with it but it would be great if he wasn't in pain most days.
These last 2 yrs have been an interesting journey. I'm really desiring a break from all of the challenges.
I'm looking for forward to 2010!

Monday, December 28, 2009

White Christmas

We has a beautiful white Christmas. Mom & dad had 14 sleeping at their home Christmas eve.
I expected to sleep on the floor but no one had to sleep on the floor. It was cozy but nice.
I tried to get Colin to sleep on the love seat in the bedroom with us. I laid on the love seat beside him; I was going to get in the bed when he fell asleep. He told me mom this love seat is too small for 2 people; I'm getting in the bed. G started laughing because he knew what I was trying to do.
So I had knees & elbows in my back most of the night.
We opened the gifts at mom house Christmas eve. We usually open our gifts Christmas morning.
We opened them the night of Dec 26 when we got home from being snowed in for 2 days.
I did make it in to work this morning. More snow is expected tomorrow. I think 8" of snow the other day is enough until it all melts. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gluten Free Southern Style Cornbread

2 c (GF) organic yellow cornmeal
1/8 c organic amaranth flour
1/2 c organic oat bran flour {WF}
1/2 c brown rice flour
3 T organic sugar
1/2 t sea salt
2 T buttermilk powder
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
2 organic eggs
1/3 c EVOO or any oil
1 1/2 c rice milk or 1 1/4 of any milk

Preheat oven to 400 degree.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add milk, eggs, oil & blend until well mixed.

I put a little oil in the bottom of my cast iron skillet; then
add cornbread mix. Bake for 20-25 min.

I use this cornbread for my GF Cornbread Dressing.
Most of my grains are Arrowhead Mills, Bob's Red Mill, or Hodgson Mill,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Colin is sick

He woke up with the sniffles yesterday. It's hard to make him sit still. He's home sick today.
We try to keep him still so his asthma doesn't get too bad. He doesn't have a fever just stuffing
nose & coughing.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Colin is Thankful

We had a great Thanksgiving. I made wheat free cornbread stuffing & gravy. I took it to moms so I could eat it with my Turkey & trimmings.
We had a lot of food & everything was delicious. I took green beans for Colin because I wanted to be sure they didn't have pork in them. Sometimes mom adds turkey to her green beans sometimes she adds pork. Colin only ate green beans for dinner. Thank goodness I had fed him about 2 hours before we went to dinner. He's such a picky eater. I don't force him to eat but he knew he wouldn't get any sweets until he ate something.
Grover & Kenny were the spade champs of the night. They were undefeated all night. I think that is a first for these 2. Grover's cousin Stan came to visit. Kevin stopped by to see Stan.
It's amazing so many Georgia guys ended up here. :)
I went to scrapbook Friday night. It was great. One day I will finish my Disney scrapbook.
Thursday night I asked Colin what was he grateful for; he said his family. He started listing family members then he said he was grateful for beating Chase & Jada on play station. LOL

Colin will be 8 this week. Mom commented that we officially have no babies in the family.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

interesting dip

I wanted an afternoon snack. I didn't have much in my mini fridge at work. I mixed salsa, grated carrots, rice & cheese. I heated it up to melt the cheese & ate it with torilla chips.
It's really good.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Photos from Break Dance class

Nana & Papa came to watch Colin in his class. I don't get the best photos but here are a few.

Monday, November 2, 2009

fun weekend

We had a busy but fun weekend. We had carnivals & festivals. I took Colin Trick or Treating to a few homes, after 2 activities Saturday. My parents & Aunts were good about having candy & treats he could enjoy. I was a little worried with all of his food allergies. I came home to Colin & Grover Friday. They had a carnival at school. I usually take the bag & ration out the candy. G didn't know so Colin had they huge bag of candy. I asked if he knew what he could & couldn't eat. He said yes, mom I'm reading the labels.
A photo of the treat bags I made for Colin's class. They had a Halloween pencil, Halloween eraser, candy, a ball. I try not to send just candy. Some years I send pretzels or goldfish crackers.

Monday, October 19, 2009


We all had a great weekend. My parents to the grandchildren bowling Friday afternoon.
Mom said my dad threw a strike & won on the last frame. She was glad because Colin had
been leading for most of the game & was already bragging. No one would have been able to stand him if he won. Mom said next to the last frame my nephew said ok he was going to
throw a strike. He did. Colin's turn he knocked down 8 pins & has a split. He picked up the split.
I could just envision him jumping all over the place.
All 3 of the grandkids spent the night. I called Saturday & Colin was too busy to talk to me.
My nephew left but my niece was still at my parents & Colin stayed Saturday night & went to church with them. My niece went home. I called Sunday about 3 to see if he was ready to come home. He said he just got back from church. Church had been over for hours but I guess not in his mind. He told me he would think about coming home & would let me know when I called back. Hmmm In a few hours my mom called & told G Colin was ready to come home. I went & got him. He had an awesome weekend. So did we. I missed him terribly but it was good to be
childless just for a few days. Thank you Nana & Papa.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Deep Cleaning

I spent much of the day yesterday deep cleaning. I dislike doing it; but I love the results.
I'm getting the house ready for my Christmas decorations. Each year I'm not as prepared as I want to be. As a result I don't put up all of the decorations that I would like. I want this year to be different.

Monday, September 21, 2009

busy weekend

We had a busy weekend but a good weekend. It was good to see Fred. G's really good friend.
I also went to see Mamma Mia w/ a generous friend VK. The musical was wonderful. It was so good to get out of the house. I needed the break from the boys & football. We had family over
& played cards Sunday before Fred's flight.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Non dairy rice krispy treats recipe

1/3 c coconut oil
1 bag of mini marshmallows
6 c rice krispy
1/2 t butter flavoring

I coat my pan & spoon with oil. Pour oil in large saucepan, on low to med heat melt marshmallows. Slowly stir occasionally until all are melted, add flavoring. Add rice krispy & stir. I add 2 cups at a time. Spread mixture in pan. I cover w/ wax paper & press gently to level mixture.
Let cool, cut & eat.

I find the mini marshmallows melt faster than the large.

reuse recycle

I try to reuse or recycle my Styrofoam cups at work. For some reason the cleaning crew throws them away each night. OK no major biggie. But I draw the line when my blood pressure pills are missing. They were on my desk for 2 days & this morning I went to take one & they both were gone. UGH!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I've had so much stuff going on lately. I'm using my personal journal today at lunch. Lunch is my hour a day that I do what I want. I have enough to write for an entire hour.
We had jammed pack holiday weekend. I need just a day for me! I need to do something for Colin to give my parents for grandparents day. He only has one set of grandparents so I want to make something they will love.
Colin has been loving using glitter glues. I think I'll let him decorate w/ some glitter glue.

I have a couple of blogs I follow. Many of them are gluten free, soy free or scrapbooking.
I just read on wheatless & meatless, there are now available gluten free tortillas. Yeah!!!
I miss eating tortillas & I don't love corn tortillas. Now if I can just find these brands in
whole foods. I'm sure they will order them for me if they don't carry them. I hope they
are not $7.00 a pkg. GF foods seem to be so much more expensive. That is the reason
I cook so much of it myself.

Monday, August 31, 2009

cool morning

I can tell fall is around corner. It was very cool this morning like fall.
I have to come up with a back up plan for my hair. I hate going into the cold & it's still wet.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rice krispy treats

Colin is allergic to milk so I made some rice krispy treats without butter. I need to measure next time & I'll post the recipe.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Back to School

Mom took Colin to school today. We are waiting for a motor for my car. Umm this is the 3rd week so I have nothing more to say or it will be ugly.

Thank you mom for taking precious to school. Mom said he was so excited. He has a new teacher. I hope it's a fabulous year for my little darling. G said he popped right up this morning when he called to wake him. He was excited about his new backpack, lunch pail & school supplies.
He wears a uniform to school so he doesn't really get new school clothes. We buy new shorts or slacks as needed. It's been so hot; I'm sure he will wear shorts & sandals for a month.

I can't believe my baby is in the 2nd grade!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I sit on a yoga ball at work most of the time. It helps to strengthen my abdominal muscles. The stronger they are the less my lower back hurt. Today I aired up my ball too much so my thighs are hitting the bottom of my desk & my feet are dangling. LOL I put a tool box for my feet to rest on & am having fun rolling around at my desk. I may get brave & try to let a little air out but not until I have a little more fun. I love bouncing to music on it. :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

horrible news

My friend Julie that finished chemo for her colon cancer in December, received some bad news.
She went for one of her many follow ups visits & thought everything was OK. Her blood work came back fine but thankful her friend went to the Dr with her & told the Dr about her pain.
They did a pet scan & saw 2 masses. They operated last week while I was out of town.
The tumors were large. One the size of a melon the other size of a grapefruit. She's a tiny woman. The results of the tumors are not good. Both were fast growing aggressive cancer.

G had ask about her when I was on vacation & then again when I returned home.
She called him a few times when she was first diagnosed & first going through chemo.
Her husband is here at work today; her best friend is with her. I can't imagine what they
must be going through trying to deal with this new set of cancer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

stair climbing

I'm still doing my stair climbing daily. I climb the stairs at work twice a day. I climb 12 flights in the morning & 12 flights in the afternoon. It's all I can do to make it. I'm going to keep it up until I find more time at home to exercise. I have so many small projects at home. It seems to never end. I put some of the moulding down to finish the floors & ran out of nails for my nail gun.

I hope to finish up tonight.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Doctor

G saw a new Dr today. We are hope he will be able to help him improve his nerve damage.
We are so ready for him to get completely well. We are grateful he is still cancer free.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

new floors

I'm busy working on the floors in our bedroom. I used the same manuf & color but the manuf changed the floors. They are about 1/8" off. Just enough to be trip hazard. I have to put a strip in the door frame. I guess it's a good thing I found out in the beginning of the job instead of midway.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wet Paint

I've been painting my bedroom for days. It has been a lot of hard work but it looks so good. I'm very pleased with the results. I need to paint the bottom baseboards. Thank goodness I was careful with the top crown moulding. Painting the ceiling was hard enough. We have a trey vaulted ceiling in our bedroom. My upper arms were so sore.
I hope to get to the floors this week. It's going to be like having a new room. I need to find the perfect fabric to make curtains.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dancing machine

I never thought about the fact that Colin had never seen some of Michael Jackson videos. He's loves & of course is learning new dance moves. He's a little dancing machine.
I think it's sad when anyone leaves this earth. I remember seeing Farah's Noxzema commerical & her on Charlies Angels.
I remember seeing Michael Jackson in concert for the first time when I was approx. 9 yrs old. The Commodore's opened for the Jackson 5. I sure wish I had the ticket stub. I do still have Thriller & Off the Wall vinyl albums. It's in a box along with some other favorite vinyl albums like Steve Wonder's Song in the key of life. My sister Staci asked if I would sell the MJ albums for a million $ I said no. I now say if I get a million dollar offer for them, I will consider it. :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

the guys keep my laughing

Hubby loves to drink, soda, Gatorade ... anything but water. Colin is the same. I buy 100% fruit drinks or that V8 splash w/ veggies in the drink. I refuse to buy soda so G buys it. Then he hides it from Colin because I don't want Colin drinking too much soda. Usually Colin finds the hiding place.
Yesterday evening he asked me if the alarm was on; I said no. He asked if he could go in the garage. Usually he's looking for ice cream in the deep freezer. I said he could go in the garage.
He came in and said, I can't find it, he has a good hiding place this time.
G & I laughed this morning when I told him what Colin said.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's too hot for June

It poured down raining unexpectedly yesterday. Because it was already almost 100 degrees; it seemed like I was in a steam shower outside.

Monday, June 22, 2009


My step-daughter got her Masters Saturday. G was there to cheer her on. He's flying home today. Colin & I missed him.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Another Fabulous Year

Hubby changed the plans on me & we are having dinner w/ the family.
I wanted just us 2 to have lunch together. Don't get me wrong. Dinner w/ the family is fabulous, I was just looking forward to lunch w/ G only.
I'm going along w/ the program but told him next time he changes my birthday plans let me know sooner. Especially since I didn't have a real
breakfast & it's lunch time. I'm a planner & hubby is a spin on the dimer. My birthday is the one day in my mind that it's all about me. Now I'm hungry & cranky so I'm going to find some food.
I'm another year older & I think better. I'm finally getting a handle on
one of my issues, too much eating & too little exercise. All of my food allergies has helped. It's so much I shouldn't & can't eat. I've lost a few
more pounds. I'm 3 lbs away from my 2009 goal weight! Woo hoo!
I'll set a new goal as soon as I reach it. Maybe 5 or 10 more lbs. I don't want to go too fast because I want this excess weight to NEVER return.
I need to think of a really cool prize for myself for reaching the goal early.
The spa it is, especially since I was supposed to go to the spa as a celebration of my birthday.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Home Alone

I'm home alone & happy to have a minute to myself. I was to crop tonight but my allergies are bother me. It's good I stayed home because lightening struck the LSS & they cancelled tonight's crop. The store is not close to me so I wouldn't have been happy to drive far & not able to crop.

The guys went to my uncle's birthday party at Red Lobster. My severe seafood allergy doesn't allow me to go into Red Lobster. It takes about
5 min in a place like that & my chest starts to tighten & I have trouble

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer school camp

Colin started summer school camp Jun 8. He didn't want to go. I think he'd rather stay home w/ dad; eating sugar, watching TV or playing on the computer all day. His daddy would let him play in his pj's most of the day.
He told me Monday & Tuesday that he had fun. They went outside twice, he did puzzles & Lego's. I know they will incorporate teaching too this summer. I'm glad it's hosted by his school it. The last time they hosted, Colin learned all about the rain forest.

G has a Dr appt today. The one yesterday went fine. The appt today is with his oncologist.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


We had so much fun. We were so exhausted. The last 2 hours were spent trying to find & get autographs from Donald & Goofy. We found Donald after 3 tries. We never did find goofy. He & Donald move locations so they don't stay in one place for long. I think the next visit we will have a meal with the characters & be done with it. Here's a few photos. I'm also including one of the Planet Hollywood photos.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


We are having a great time. Colin tells me everyday this is the best vacation ever. He's such a grateful child. We are headed out to the pool. He loves the water.
Tonight we are going to Planet Hollywood for dinner.
Here is a photo from today.

Disney Orlando FL

We are having a great time. Colin tells me everyday this is the best vacation ever. He's such a grateful child. We are headed out to the pool. He loves the water.

Tonight we are going to Planet Hollywood for dinner.

Here is a photo from today.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I need to remember to turn my camera to the action mode.

Happy Anniversary

Today is our wedding anniversary.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer vacation

Today was Colin's last day of school until August. He will start the summer program in 2 weeks.
G's feet gave him a lot of trouble lately. Many place he goes he have to wait until he can walk.
Yesterday at my niece graduation he almost fell. I think he needs a walker or cane. I've also given him to link to get a disability sticker for the car. He hasn't filled it out yet.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Waymon Tisdale

It was floored when I read the first of a flood of emails saying Waymon Tisdale passed away this morning.
I was very sad. Everyone at work was talking about it. I got a few phone calls. The world has lost another shining star of a person. I remember his smile, his upbeat happy spirit. I would go many years without seeing him & he would give me a big hug like it was yesterday.
My heart goes out to his family. They are in my thoughts & prayers. 44 yrs old is too few on this earth in my opinion. Why does cancer strike so many beautiful humans on this earth?! It makes me mad. I guess I just don't hear of any mean or nasty people getting cancer. All of the people I personally know that have or have had cancer are/was truly awesome people; people that add something positive to this world.
I'm sure Waymon a PK (preacher's kid) is out of pain & in a better place. Rest in Peace. You will be missed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Allergy season

Little precious & are are suffering big time with this allergy season. Last night he was itching all over. I gave him medicine & it didn't seem to help. I gave him another type & it didn't seem to help. I felt so helpless. I think I will get him allergy tested when school is out in a few weeks.
I can't figure out what is breaking him out.
I'm having a hard time too this allergy season. The medications I have aren't doing much if anything. UGH!!
G is fighting the pain battle. His new Dr. keeps switching medication but nothing seems to help.
I think G is does well with not being frustrated.

I had a great Mother's Day. I have a beautiful handmade necklace & card. The card is the best.
I'll get a photo uploaded soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009


I didn't spend national scrapbook day scrapping or anything related. I did spend most of the day Sunday in my scraproom. I rearranged some of my cubes. I labeled drawers, rearranged drawers. I made punches & embossing samples for my board. I have a large framed cork board close to my desk. I'm putting samples of items I want to use more. For example I have an example of my embossing folders & some of my punches. I do have a smaller portable book with these items that I made so I didn't make a double purchase. It is in the car most of the time so I can take a peak or take it into a store. It was fun to be a little creative.

I spent most of Saturday online researching wheat free, soy free recipes & making a shopping list. I have so many allergies; I have to thoroughly find out what is in most items, where they come from, what food family they belong too. Fun stuff. I just wish I was getting better. I'm sure I am, I just don't feel like it. I have to keep hanging in there & going in the right direction.
I'm doing the same thing on my weight loss journey. I do think I'm losing weight because I'm naturally eating less carbs. I skip the bread & gravy always. I haven't found a sandwich place yet that has wf/gf bread. So I'm eating more salads. Hopefully I'm getting healthier. That's the goal anyway.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

pay it forward

My car wouldn't start when I came out of the store last night. I was buying a birthday gift.
This month I have 2 birthdays, 2 anniversary, 1 wedding, & 1 house warming gift to buy.
I was trying to be proactive & do something early. I still needed to grocery shop last night.
My car had other plans. I waited on G for almost an hour. He couldn't get it started so we
had to have it towed. We waited on the tow truck guy for almost an hour.
I was shocked that no one offered to help me while I waited on my husband. I stood outside & left the hood up. We were in G's truck, waiting on the tow truck & a woman came to the window
& asked if we were OK. I said yes we are waiting on a tow truck. She said maybe this will help
& tried to hand me money. I said oh Thank you but no thank you & handed it back. She dropped it on my lap & ran off saying just pay it forward. I'm not sure how much the car repairs
will cost but it excited me that a total stranger wanted to help. I'm want to help someone out & pay it forward. I'll be watching out for someone in need. It's funny because I rarely listen to the radio in the evening but the show was talking about paying it forward. The same show was talking about paying it forward last week on 1 of the 2 days I decided to listen. It just made me
smile & warmed my heart.
I've also had community service on my heart & mind often in the last few days. I need to find a way to serve my community. It's something I've desired for years. A few years ago I thought a scrapbook class a church for free. I'm excited to see what I come up with this time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday cake

I baked my hubby a birthday cake. It smelled so good. I had them both smell the batter. Colin said mmmmm :). I baked me a gluten free cake so I wouldn't feel left out. It was a gluten free zucchini muffin recipe that I tweaked. I rarely cook from a recipe in it's original form. I can't resist, I have to tweak it. It the creativity in my, I have to make it my own.
The gluten free cake turned out pretty good. I'm craving cookies. I'll bake me some tonight.
I'll be sure to bake enough for Colin. He likes the gluten free treats. I think it's good that he likes them & I don't mind sharing.

Gluten Free Apple spice cake recipe to follow. I'm blogging on my lunch hour & have to get back to work. Boo hoo. I spent most of my lunch hour eating outside. The weather is gorgeous!!

Yesterday I took a vacation day. I baked, cleaned.... I cleaned the bay window & surrounding area. I cleaned & rearranged the master bath. I cleaned some of the stuff off the covered patio.
Not an ideal vacation day but it's less I have to do on the weekend. My spring cleaning may last until summer. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Layout made from scraps

LO made from scraps

I'm trying to use up some old stash & sb stuff. Here is a LO I made from scraps.
I cropped with Marilyn last weekend. I try to scrap away from home once a month.
I committed to doing it this year to get some me time away from our home & the guys.
Scrapbooking or crafting is one of my favorite ways to spend my time. I look forward to
the day I make a living crafting. I'm a 2 page LO scrapper so this layout doesn't include
the title & etc. It's on the opposing page. This LO is from the cruise scrapbook so there are many other photos from the same place Maragritaville located Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This happened Monday night

I have 2 proud mommy moments. Colin told me yesterday that he got the highest grade in the class on the spelling test. He has also did a back flip in gymnastics last night. A little girl in his class did one & everyone gasp. So he was on a quest to do one. He didn't stop until he did it. He's still not nailing it but I'm sure he will next week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I asked Colin if he thanked the Easter Bunny this morning. He got up after noon. He said Where was the Easter Bunny when you saw him. I said I didn't see him but he left a little note. Glad he didn't ask to see the note. I told him the note said he wouldn't get a basket next time if his toys were left in the floor like they were last night. I also told him we need to talk to the Easter bunny about more healthy treats. Colin yelled No way, hmmm I interpret that to mean please don't. I said the bunny brought something other than candy in the past. When you were little, he would bring gold fish crackers & pretzels with a tiny bit of candy.
The truth is Easter bunny mom went scrapbooking yesterday. I bought some candy weeks ago & didn't buy much else. Last night EBM (Easter bunny mom) was tired. I was going to get up early but we had a horrible storm last night. I house alarm went off 4 or 5 times. Every time I had just fallen asleep. So I'm tired & dragging this morning.
Colin has seen the bag w/ the chocolate bunny & other candy. I told him I added some things to his basket. He actually had gotten into the small Hersey bars. He asked if he could have them & I sd yes. Of course I wasn't paying attention & vaguely remembered the conversation.
I made a basket for my nieces & a bag for my parents. A little something for G.

G is not feeling well today. He hasn't been well for over a week.
We are having dinner at my parents in less than 1 hour. I'm making pasta salad. My BIL loves it & I can no longer eat it. This being allergic to wheat & soy sucks. My being allergic to fish & seafood doesn't bother me because I've know all of my life. I love bread, pasta & Chinese food. I have to read every label carefully. I'm gradually getting rid of wheat products in my pantry.
I have all kinds of pasta. I guess I'll make manacotti for the co-workers on the next food day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

2 cars again

Yeah, I got my car back from the shop yesterday. They were able to fix it without replacing the motor. I'm so happy because it saved us money.
A special Thank you shout out for mom & dad. They helped pick up or take Colin to school.
I called G this afternoon. When he answered the phone I started singing on the road again.
He started laughing. He's been stuck at home the last 2 days during the day while I was at work in his truck.
The weather has been a little off here but today it's a GORGEOUS day. I spent most of my lunch hour outside.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Selling chocolate bars

Colin's school is selling chocolate bars to raise money. The first day he sold 10. That includes 3 to my dad, 1 to me, 1 to G & Colin bought 1. He sold 3 to 3 guys working on my parents home.
My mom called him selfish because my niece is selling it too. My mom wanted Colin to split the sales with Colin but he wouldn't do it. This was before I got to her home. She picked the kids up from school because my car is on the blink & in the shop. We are down to 1 car.
My mom wanted Colin to let me niece sell to papa. She said Colin ran to papa & asked him to buy candy. Of course papa & G bought from both children.
He wanted to go to home depot to sell the rest of the candy. I told him we couldn't do that without permission. It's called soliciting. He said let go to ______ & ______ he kept naming
stores. We went to whole foods & he wanted to take them in the store & try to sell them.
I don't know what kind of pep talk they gave these kids at school but he was/is fired up.
I bought them to work today. 1. I'm always buying something from my co-workers for their kids schools. 2. We were buying too many ourselves. Oh my those with the carmel in the middle are so good.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Student of the Month

Colin was chosen for student of the month in his school. I'm surprised & proud. I wonder if he would ever be chosen because he is not your typical student. He his one of a kind. I think having a male teacher has been good for him this year. He thinks he teacher knows everything. :)
We made a poster last night to hang on the bulletin board. Of course I didn't get a photo. :(

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Mad Snow

Colin spent Sunday building a snowman. The snowman didn't turn out so well so he built 2 snow towers. It snowed most of the day Saturday. We had approx. 8" of snow. He wanted to build one Saturday but it was too cold. I let him play in the snow Sunday afternoon. It was melting as fast. Thank goodness it all melted by Sunday night.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break

I took the week off vacation. Colin is on Spring Break. I've done a little cleaning
this week. I wanted to do major spring cleaning. I found myself getting a little
resentful since hubby is still home daily recuperating. I hate spending my
vacation cleaning. Why is it OK for women to spend her day off cleaning?
I don't know one man that takes the day off to do yard work or any other
household chores.
We head out of town tomorrow for a little family getaway. Colin has been
very excited all week. He's had his suitcase packed since this morning.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

protect you- Colin notes for sb

Mommy I need to protect you. Daddy can protect me. No he can't because of his hands. He's sick. He don't have a sword. He can use your sword. He can't hold a sword long because his hands hurt.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Our entire household has been sick for a week. I'm really tired of being sick. Today I feel better.
I'm on the road to recovery. Colin is much better. G is still a little under the weather.
I hope I have a little energy this weekend. It doesn't take much to get too far behind schedule.
I really want to work on my craftroom. I started out with a bang & fizzled out quick.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Tuesday is turning into a full evening for us. I have my dance class at 5:30. Colin has hip hop class at 6:30 & breakdance at 7:30. It was easier for me when his breakdance class was at 5:30.
I'm thinking of joining the hip hop class for exercise. I was so tired & sore after my dance class.
I don't know if it's wise to do 2 dance classes back to back if you are over the age of 25. :)
G's new medicine seems to be doing a little better. He's not as cranky. He said he feet are better. My co worker that is having chemo for colon cancer was not able to take her last 2 chemos. Her white blood count is too low. It's tough to sit close to her as she goes through this because I know how tough it is on her. She's a little bummed because she wants the process to keep going so she can finish the chemo.
My sister Karen had outpatient surgery on her neck. She seems to be recovering fine.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

new medicine

Hubby was sent to another Dr he changed one of his medicines. The new medicine is not working out well. I won't go into detail but it's not been fun.
I've had some migraine & allergy issues. Our Colin seems to be healthy so yeah. Someone in our home is in good health.
I haven't done much in my craftroom lately. I hope I do something this weekend. I got some
new fabulous sb paper.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's freezing & the roads are horrible. The mall was closed yesterday & most companies but I had to go to work. :( Today the roads were a little better but still horrible.
Colin asked if he could go play in the snow. I told him no currently has the sniffles. School is out again today & most likely tomorrow.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hubby goes to the Dr

G's had a Dr visit today. They are going to change his medicine for the neuropathy. I sure hope it helps. He's so tired of being at home & not at work.
I've had a lot of bad news this week. A really sweet woman that took care of her ill husband for many years was just diagnosed w/ lung cancer. She didn't smoke.
A 41 yr old co worker of mine died over the weekend. He didn't show up for church Sunday & didn't show up for the MLK parade Monday. The police was sent to his home & they found him dead. I had just talked to him last week. We were walking back to his desk he asked what was wrong. I told him I wasn't feeling well. He grabbed my hand & said let pray. He started praying that I feel better. I told him I did feel better & Thanks.
What bothers me is these things seem to happen to good people. The people running around inflicting nothing but pain & evil into the world don't seem to get cancer. I don't think life is a cake walk for anyone but I don't like to see bad things happen to good people. I know it's reality but I still don't like it.
Colin wanted to stay home from school inaugural day. He said only he & one other boy would be in school. I said no one from your school called & said there would be no school so you are going.
His school is not free so if they are open he is there unless he's sick or vacation. His school always seem to be so shocked that we take him out of school to go on vacation.
I told him I'm sure they will show the inauguration at school on TV & they did. I remember watching man walk on the moon on TV at school.

Happy Birthday to my mother!! Your the best. Maybe someone will tell you I mentioned it on the blog. My mom doesn't read my blog. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

G is ill

G is not feeling well. He's been sick for a few days. He has a call into the Dr. They want him to see a neurologist. I wasn't pleased w/ my neurologist visit. I went for headaches & they told me I had carpel tunnel.
I really hope it's nothing major. He could use a break on the health issues.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Feeling good

I feel so much better. Eating better & exercise is the key for me. I'm so proud of myself. I climbed 6 flights of stairs this morning. I wasn't breathing as hard as I was a month ago climbing 3 flights. Yeah I'm getting into shape.
K, mom & I are meeting at mom's house Sunday evenings to weigh. I wasn't going to weigh because my new jeans were a little snug. I was certain I had gained weight & who needs that downer. I decided to weigh & was delighted I had lost almost 4 pounds. I'm sure it will be back next week but I will not be discouraged today.
May goal is to climb 5 more flights this afternoon.

G is a little down because he's gaining weight. With the feet issues he can't be as mobile as he would like. I want to say quit buying pop & ice cream. I quit buying it years ago so he goes to the grocery store & buys his pop, ice cream & cookies. He's an adult & know he should eat better. I've emailed & shared countless literature on the benefit of certain foods for fighting cancer. Years ago when he was more fit & I was not; he didn't harass me so I will not harass him. Please pray for his feet, some days he gets very frustrated. I understand & wish it was more I could do to help him.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fitness 09

I'm working hard to keep walking 4 flights of stairs twice a day. My joints hurt really bad Wednesday but I kept walking. I know their are people that can't walk so I don't want to complain. It's supposed to be 70 degrees today but tonight close to freezing. Never a dull moment.

Colin attended his first break dance class. He did great. He was a little lost in the beginning but by the end of class he had nailed the moves. They all get in a large circle & free style dance, at the end of class. Colin had a ball. He did his best moves, he was so cute. Most of the class is really advance. He cheered when several of them did head spins. He can head spin too; but I hate to see him do it. It scares me & I don't want him to get hurt.

G is still having the same feet issues. Yesterday he was in pain watching the big game.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Work in progress

My sister, mom & I started a healthy plan. We all want to lose weight & be healthier.
We weighed, measured & signed a contract with ourselves. This morning I came into work & a co-worker brought in donuts from an awesome bakery. So far today I've resisted. I hope they are all eaten soon. :) I did climb 4 flights of stairs. I plan to do 4 more in the afternoon.

G sd Colin was not so excited to return to school today. He is excited about gymnastics.
He did a backhand spring last week & I wasn't there because I was still at work.
I hope I get to see him do a back handspring today.

G's hands are much better. He still drops things from time to time but not as often. His feet still give him trouble. The Dr had upped the medication dosage but he's still having issues. He didn't sleep so well last night so he's napping today, since little precious is back in school. I hope he doesn't nap too long because he won't be able to sleep tonight.