Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Fun!


Today is Friday Favorites and Five on Friday.  Let's see what's up this Friday!

1. When Calls the Heart

I've been binge-watching this series on Netflix and I'm hooked!  I can't get enough of it!  Can't wait for it to come back to Hallmark in February.  It's such a great show! :)

2. Birthday Party!

Tomorrow is Nolan's birthday party!  His birthday was Wednesday and the party is Saturday.  This year we're letting him have 5 of his friends come over for a sleepover!  We're taking them to go bowling and out for pizza.  Then home for Xbox, movie and sleepover fun! :)

3. Surgery.  

I have to have surgery in March and again in April.  Just got the paperwork today about all of the pre-surgery plans for me.  So I guess it's all set now.  We'll see how it goes.  Both are outpatient so it will all be ok and I'll be feeling better in no time!

4. Dissertation

I've been trying to work on my dissertation and research this week and finding road block after road block.  It's been hard to get started this term and Chapter 2 is harder to write than I thought.  But if I want to be done in September well then....I need to get on it!

5. Wen.

I love my Wen hair care products!  I love how my hair feels after using it.  I just love my shower time because of this product!!   Silky, shiny hair is what I get from this product!  It's the best!  My favorite is Winter Vanilla Mint.  Good stuff! :)

So there you have it.  My five for this week.   Have a great weekend!

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Until Next Time....

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Throwback Thursday

Here's a little Throwback Thursday for your viewing pleasure!  Our little monkey when he was about 5 or 6 years old.  Such a little peanut!  Look at those two missing front teeth!  I love it and I love our little many at any age!  Have a great Thursday! :)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Nolan!

Our son, Nolan is 11 years old today!  Can't believe he's that old!  Seems like yesterday he was born. We just love him so much!  The years are passing much too fast!  We're enjoying them and soaking them up so much, too.  Nolan is such a smart, kind, loving, compassionate, giving little man.  We are so proud to be his parents and look forward to watching him grow and blossom through the years to come!

So today, we wish Nolan a very happy 11th birthday!  And look forward to watching him grow and change in the years to come.  Love you, buddy!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Tuesday.  Why does today feel like Monday all over again?  Why!?  I don't like it one little bit.  Plus this weather is getting me down.  Seasonal Affective Disorder at it's finest!  SAD.  That's me today.  I have a cloud over me. Literally and figuratively.  Because yep, it's cloudy outside....AGAIN!

Also, too much to do, not enough effort to do it.  Time is there.  Effort....not so much.  My dissertation is irritating the crap out of me, too!  I HATE it!!  I'm just not into anymore.  I'm so over it!  Anyone else have a case of the Tuesdays?  I wish this week would end quickly.  

Tomorrow is Nolan's 11th birthday and it's supposed to snow.  Yuck!  And I'm supposed to go get him a cake and balloons for the big BIRTHDAY.  Hopefully the dumb snow doesn't stop me.  Hopefully tomorrow won't be a SAD day.  The weather being crappy won't help my mood I know that.  It will only make it worse.  Anyone else just want to crawl into bed and put the covers over their head?  And just sleep.  Leave the world behind.  That's all I want to do.  I think I need to see my therapists.  Maybe my meds are off.  Thankfully I have upcoming appointments with them.  Cuz, I think I need them right about now.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is so real.  And raw and not fun.  I wish I didn't have it.  I wish I didn't suffer from other forms of depression and anxiety.  I wish the meds I took would work.  I wish this day would end.  It's ticking me off.  To put it nicely.  But really, it's pissing me off.

So that's today.  Not a good one.  I need Spring to get here.  I need change.  I need so many things.  

Until Next Time....

Monday, January 23, 2017

Where Have I Been???

 That is the question....

Lots have happened in the 10 months I've not blogged.  So where have I been?  What have I been up to?

1. My niece Daphne who was born in March is an absolute joy!  She is the light of our lives.  She's so special and just so lovable!  I can't get enough of her!  She's 10 months and will be 1 year soon!  Love her!
2. My grandfather passed away in April.  He went to be with my grandmother.  It was his time.
3. My son played another season of baseball and we followed him around to those games!
4. My son's team won the little league baseball championship this year too!  It was a GREAT season!!
5.We went to church camp again this year.  Fun as always and a good family time away.
6. We went to DisneyWorld in late summer before school started and had an AMAZING time!  We soaked it all up at all of the DisneyWorld parks.  My favorite was Disney Hollywood Studios!  Such an amazing, amazing time!
7. On the same Disney trip we spent the last part of it at the Beach at Cocoa Beach in Florida.  It was fantastic!  LOVE the ocean!!  Our son's first trip on a plane and to the ocean!
8. We also went to Kennedy Space Center which was SUPER cool!  Lots to see there and we got to meet an actual astronaut!  So fun!
9. School started and Nolan is now a Middle Schooler.  He's in the 5th grade.
10. School is going great this year, unlike last year!  Which was a nightmare!  He had the WORST teacher ever!  She was horrible!  And so mean to him!  Just a bad, bad year.  So happy this year is SO much better!
11.  The holidays came and went much too quickly!  Each one was a good time for our family.  Lots to be thankful for and we enjoyed the warmth of the season.
12.  Now we're in the doldrums of winter here in Iowa.  And I hate it!  I need some warmth!!  I need some sunshine!  I NEED Spring!  Like 50-some days to go!  Ugh!
13. I and some classmates are planning the 25 and 50 year alumni banquet and reunion for our school.  It's an annual tradition and being the 25 year class we have to plan it.  So we started last week and have lots of great ideas and plans started.  It's going to be a great time!
14. Nolan's birthday is Wednesday and he'll be 11!  WOW!  Where does the time go!?
15. My birthday is in 2 weeks.  Excited about that!
16. Found out Friday I have to have surgery.  It's out-patient but still surgery none-the-less.  We'll see how that goes.
17.  And it's still winter....Come on Spring!  Get here soon!
18.  Still working on my Dissertation.  Still trying for a PhD.  Never-ending battle it seems.  One step forward....2 back.  Hoping to be done by September.  Fingers crossed!

So that's where I've been in a nutshell. Lots has happened.  But a lot has stayed the same.  Just living life as it day at a time.  I guess that's all we can do and hope for.  Hope where you're at it's lovely and you're loving life!  Once I get through another Monday, I think I'll be good.  For the record....I HATE MONDAYS!  Just call me Garfield! :)

On a Happy Note....

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