Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Better Year 2007


I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. The last couple of weeks have been a blur. Yesterday was my husband's family Christmas party. We had a great time but my MIL, SIL and niece were not there. My MIL and SIL were sick. I knew my SIL wasn't coming but I was in shock that my MIL was not there. The party was not the same with here not there. I know she had a bad cold and she got home from being on a cruise on the 18th. We really missed her. We got home about 11 pm. We were all pretty tired. My hubby had to work today. I know he is going to want to take a nap since he got up at 5 am.


We are suppose to go to my SIL house today but I don't think we are going to go. My hubby has to work tomorrow also. I would like to go just to watch the Bears game that was suppose to start at noon but was changed to 7:15 pm. I know my daughter and I can go but I really hate driving the expressway at night. I guess I will decide by 6 if we are going. My hubby's car is broke and he has been using mine. We have to have his towed on Tuesday. We still have a warranty on it but I know getting it towed is going to cost a pretty penny.


I just want to say that I am sorry I haven't really been commenting in your journals much. It has been a hard couple of months.


I sure hope 2007 is a better year for me and my family.


I think I will be joining weight watchers anim0065.gifand there are a few journals that are having weight loss support so I know that will help me. I knew that with my insurance not letting me get the bypass surgery that I will again try to do it with eating right and walking. My knees have been giving me trouble lately and I am going to have to take it slow. Everytime I read Linda's journal I get so inspired. I know I can do it. Linda's Thotful Spot /Weight Loss Journey


It was really great seeing the 3 new babies in the family yesterday. Here is Mya:  6C6F4729.jpgIsn't she a sweetie


My husband and daughter were very good to me this Christmas. I got a new digital camera, a scanner so I can put all of my old pictures on cd's and a small refrigerator for the master bedroom which is on the second floor. I always drink cold water and with my knees bothering me that is why he bought it for me so I don't have to keep going up and down the stairs or sending my daughter. 

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Well, I think I am going to jump in the shower and see what hubby wants to do. Take care everyone and have a safe and happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sad News

My Aunt Joretta died yesterday of terminal lung cancer. She was 75 years old. My father had 21 brothers and sisters and I only have an Aunt left who is 80 and an Uncle who is 78. It has been a very painful year with my brother passing away and now my aunt. Keep me in your prayers. Thank You.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Time Is Flying By


My daughter just came up to me with a piece of paper and asked me to write down what I want for Christmas. I know my hubby asked her to do this so they can remember. I wrote down about 7 things. I don't want all of them but just giving them suggestions.  I really want a scanner for my computer. I want to put all of my old pictures on cd's. I also put a digital camera since mine seems to have bit the dust.


I only have to get a few more things for my daughter and hubby. My hubby won't give me any ideas on what he wants.

b_procrastinating_OD.gif I went and got him some music cd's and dvd's. I asked him about 10 times tell me what you want and he always says I will tell you tomorrow. Men! He is the biggest procrastinator.


My sister sent me the most beautiful card. When I found out I was denied the surgery I received her card 2 days later. The front of it says: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson-            I love her so much. I wish we lived in the same state.


We have been having some very mild weather here. It was 54 degrees out today. We did have some rain but that was ok because it melted all the snow away.  50a.gifThe only time I like snow is on Christmas morning.

I think I am going to finish my shopping either tomorrow or Thursday. DsDesignsHolidayshopping.gifThanks D's Designs for the beautiful graphic. I want to be finished by the end of the week. I have been slowly mailing out my cards this year. Every year I always mail my Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving. I don't know what my problem is this year.


I took so many pictures of the outside of the house but I haven't had them developed yet. I have 8 more pictures to take before I take it in. I wanted to put them in the journal but I probably won't get them developed until after Christmas. It must be my age because I am doing everything so much slower this year.

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Monday, December 4, 2006



My insurance company denied me having the gastric bypass surgery. I have never been so depressed in my life. I was on the phone with my sister in law when the other call came through and put my sil on hold and when I came back to talk to my sil I just started crying and I couldn't talk.

Got2GetBetter.gifI hung up with her and called my sister in Tennessee. She wants me to go back to Weight Watchers and try again. I am also thinking about maybe seeing how much a personal trainer is just to get me started on the right track. I really didn't have a plan B if the insurance company denied me.alwaysevolving.gif Oh well, enough of the whining about that. I just tried to keep myself busy today with other things in the house. ani_globe_keepsmiling_OD.gif

Everything is decorated in the house. Christmas-Room1.gif

There is only a few things that needs to be done outside but since it is freezing smileyWind.gif

here we are probably going to wait a few days. ani_snowman_happyholidaysOD.gifI took a few pictures with the disposable camera since my digital one is only taking blurry pictures. As soon as I am finished with the camera I will take it in and have them put my pictures on a cd so I can show them in my journal. I am so proud at how our house looks.


We got so much snow the other day. First we had a ice storm and then we got about 8 inches of snow. FLAKES.gifIt is not melting at all since it is so cold out.  Right now it is only 21 degrees. Brrrrrrnorthpole.gif

Well, I am going to end this since I am getting sleepy.  Have a nice evening everyone and thanks for letting me rant. 


Monday, November 27, 2006

I am still not through

Guide.gifI can't believe that I haven't even started on my tree yet. I have been so busy putting lights through the whole house. I have my daughter's bedroom to do and the master bedroom's bay window. My hubby finished doing the bay window in the dining room because they are so big and I have a hard time doing them. My hubby and daughter are at Menard's right now getting some clips so he can hang all the outside lights tomorrow. I have a feeling he is getting some lawn decorations also. The one my mother in law gave us broke last year so hubby threw it out.


I wish I had a fireplace so I could hang our stocks on. I usually hang our stockings from the Christmas lights I put around our entertainment center. It looks ok but I always wanted a fireplace. I think if we move in 2 years that will be one of the things I will want in our house.


I have this beautiful wreath on the front of my inside door. It is made of walnuts and has lights through out it. My ex sister in laws father made it for my mother. I will take a picture of it when we finish decorating the whole house.


The weather here has been so beautiful. It has been in the upper 50's to lower 60's.  On Thursday it is only suppose to be in the 30's. I told my hubby he only has a few more days of nice weather to put the outdoor decorations up. I think if I didn't tell him that he wouldn't have gotten his butt up off the couch to go to Menard's. CAUR8H2Z.gif

I love reading everyone's journal where they are talking about their different holiday memories. ATT00893.gif When I was a kid we used to be able to open one gift on Christmas Eve. I loved that. We would go to church Christmas morning and then come home to a great meal my mother would make.  

Well, it is time for me to go because I just heard my daughter and hubby come home and I want to see what they bought.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving


I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

I took my daughter to her foot doctor to check to make sure her toe was healing. He said it was doing great and to keep on soaking it once a day. My daughter told us the last couple of days her other foot was hurting her. My hubby looked at it and thought she had a sliver in it. He is the one that always takes them out when that happens. I told him let just wait and see what the doctor says. I am happy we waited because she had a planters wart. He put some kind of medicine on it and said he would check it in 2 weeks.

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When I was driving home from the doctor's I told my daughter I wish my appointment was earlier than 2:30. When I got home the phone rang about 30 minutes later and the lady I was going to see about gastric bypass asked if I could come in earlier. I was so happy. I left at 10:15 and got there at about 11. We talked for 2 hours. I will know if my insurance will cover it within a week. I can't wait. This whole process is going to take about 7 months if my insurance covers the surgery. I can't believe everything I have to do. My head was spinning but I want it bad. Keep your fingers crossed that I get approved.

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My hubby went to a concert today. He went to see Pink Floyd. It is not the original. I hope he has a good time. I can't believe he was going out with all the traffic today. Right before he left I told him that one of the expressways said that it was taking something like 3 hours to get to the airport and that was the way my hubby was going. I am going to try and stay up so I can see if he had a good time.

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I am thinking of going shopping the day after Thanksgiving. I have never done that before but I think I wouldn't mind this year. I noticed that a few of the stores are opening at 5am. I also start putting up my Christmas decorations so we will see if I have that much energy. LOL

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It is already 8:05 here and I am getting tired. I am thinking maybe if I stay on the computer that will keep me awake until hubby gets home but I don't think it is going to work. Every day I tell myself I am going to sleep late but I keep thinking about the dog and I get up and let him out and feed him. My hubby used to do it before he left for work but told me recently that he doesn't have time in the morning. Everyone wanted the dog but all the things he needs falls on me. I have to cut his nails every 2 weeks because they get so long. Every time it rains and he goes digging in the mud I have to put him in the sink and wash off his paws. I know I need to stop whining since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and start being grateful for the people and pets that I love.

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Well, I guess I am going to wrap this up and go watch some mindless TV. I thought Biggest Loser was on tonight but I guess not.

As you can see I am trying to put in all of my graphics. LOL I just love graphics and all the tags everyone has been making.



I was wondering why every time I do an entry now it goes so far over to the left. If anyone knows how I can fix that please let me know. Thanks Sorry for third correction. I mean my other left. LOL the right.