Wednesday, October 1, 2008

starting over with new journal

I am trying to figure out how to add my new link for my new journal. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

Well, my daughter knows more than I do on the computer. thanks sweetie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bone Tired but Happy

My computer seems to be working fine now. I am glad that I didn't have to take it back. I guess all I needed to do was completely install the AT&T Yahoo installer and I was able to get on line. All those hours, yes I said hours of talking to all the different techs in India. I thought I was going to lose it but I was determined to get back on line. I am doing the happy dance.

I am also very happy because we had my hubby's 50th birthday party. It was so much fun but I am glad it is over. It started at 2pm Saturday and just ended around 7 pm Sunday. I had family sleep over and then we watched the Bears game which they lost in overtime. I think about 50 friends and family showed up. 

I will have to download the pictures when I am not so tired. I am so ready to hit the sheets early tonight.   Well, I have so much to say about the party but I can't seem to concentrate right now. Have a great evening.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back On, but not for long

Well, I am happy to be back on line but I have to return my tower because my Internet Explorer is not working. I was able to get on yesterday and today using my AT&T Yahoo installer. I would have to reinstall it every day in order to get on so I don't want to do that. I was talking to Compaq for 3 hours, can you believe that. It took 3 hours and nothing was resolved but to return my tower. They offered to send a box so I could send it back but I told them I would just return it to where I bought it and get a new one. I might be able to do it tomorrow but we are having a big birthday party for my hubby on Saturday and I am not sure I will have time this week.

I hope to be making tons of entries once I am completely back on. I hope you week is going better than mine.

Take Care

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I am missing all of your journals

I am sitting at the library and we only get an hour to use the computer so I am going to try and read some of your journals. I hope you all are having a wonderful spring. Love to all

Thursday, May 8, 2008

computer broke

Hi Everyone, I am at the library putting in this entry because my computer is completely fried. I am not sure what I am going to do yet. I cancelled my aol account. I only have it until the 15th of this month. I am going to miss reading all of your journals. I hope you all have a great summer and I hope to be back on within the next few months. Take Care.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Time in Illinois


Thanks Missie for the beautiful spring tag.



These are the 2 dresses we bought for my daughter. The first one she is going to wear for class night and the second one is for graduation.

The pictures don't do them justice. They are so beautiful. When we got to the mall we went to Sears first. We didn't really see anything but long prom dresses. The next store we went to was JC Penney's. We didn't see anything there. My daughter had to call her friend to see which store they went to the other day that had the dress she wanted. We went over to Carson's and found these. I was so happy with here choices. She tried them on and looked like a princess. We didn't get shoes or purse yet. The dresses cost enough for now.

My daughter is spending the night at her friend's house. She went to a skating park with her today. I am thinking of getting into my pj's and just relaxing for the rest of the night.

I finished planting all of my herb, vegetable and flower seeds in pots. I can't wait to plant them in the garden. Here is a picture of our empty garden.
My husband build a pond on the other side of our garage. I am not sure if I showed the picture last year. He is still going to be working on it this year because we have a leak somewhere and he can't find it.


Well, I am missing my program Big Brother so you all have a wonderful evening.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. My hubby had to work until 2:30. We had a nice quiet dinner at 5:30. I made a roast with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, broccoli, mushrooms and biscuits. I am so ready for bed now but I am going to wait because if I go to bed this early I will be up 4 am.

My daughter and I are going shopping for 2 dresses. One for class night and one for graduation. I can't believe she is graduating 8th grade. Time sure does fly. I am probably going to have her 14th birthday party and graduation party together. She graduates May 22nd and her birthday is June 1st. We are probably going to have the party at my sister-in-laws trailer park. They have 2 big pools and horseback riding. We may even have a sleepover in tents. It sounds like fun.

I have been feeling a lot better lately. I am still pretty down about my weight but I know eventually I will get my mind back into it.

Well, I have a big day tomorrow at the mall and to finish planting all my vegetable and flower seeds indoors. I already have my chili peppers sprouting up so I thought I would try to start a lot of my plants from seed.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Feeling Down

I can't seem to get out of this funk/depression. I don't know what it is. I don't want to go anywhere and I don't want to talk to anyone. I am thinking of making an appointment to go see my doctor. A few weeks ago I stayed in bed for about a week. I got up to get my daughter off to school but I went right back to bed. I put on my happy face when I have to but other than that I just can't seem to pull it together.

I have been cooking and baking a lot. I seem to get enjoyment out of that but in the process I am eating way to much. I was losing weight for awhile but totally gave up and have been on the road to destruction.

It has been very cold here. It is in the single digits and with the wind chill some days -35 degrees. You can't even go outside and do anything.

Well, enough of my complaining. Hopefully my next entry won't be so negative. Thanks for letting me vent.


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Beautiful Day

children20.gif image by dutchtreatIt has been a beautiful day today. I can't believe the other day it was 14 below and today it is 59 degrees. It is making me think of spring. I had a few windows and doors open today. I know it will be short lived.  hobbieblink74.gif image by dutchtreat I keep thinking about my garden. Counting down the days. LOL 705.gif image by dutchtreat

This week I was having a hard time staying on plan but I did lose 4 lbs. I am not making anymore cookies. A few hours ago someone came to the door and my hubby answer it, it was the girl scout that my hubby ordered cookies from. I couldn't believe it. He ordered 3 boxes. I am staying upstairs and not going near them.

The other day I was cleaning out my pantry and I had some barley and lentils so I went on line and found this wonderful soup. It tastes so good. I still have tons left because no one else in the house will eat it. I may freeze some since I just got through making chicken breasts in the crockpot with my spicy tomato OBST-03.gif image by dutchtreatsauce with vegetables. I put it over brown rice. That is what I had for dinner.

My daughter daughters_mr.gif image by dutchtreatand I did the 1 mile walk away the lbs tape.walkgalani.gif image by dutchtreat I thought I was going to die halfway through. We probably could have gone outside and walked since it was so beautiful but we decide to do the tape instead. I pulled my pro form machine from out of the walk in closet. I am going to start slow on that machine because it is hard. 81-945371089.gif image by dutchtreat

My daughter goes back to school tomorrow. It is going to be a very busy week. Her volleyball games start tomorrow. On Tuesday we are both suppose to volunteer for market day at her school but she has a game so it will probably be me and hubby doing that since we have to miss her game. Market day is mandatory this year. She is graduating 8th grade in May so we have to put in volunteer hours.

Well, I think I am going to go start my new book that hubby bought for me.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Thanks Missie for this tag. Missie's Magical CreationsI want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. My night was uneventful. I just watched tv because hubby had to work at 6am and he was sound asleep. My daughter had a sleepover and I called her at midnight and she was outside yelling and making snow angels.

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I woke up this morning and it was -14 below with the wind chill. smileyWind.gif image by dutchtreat

We have another night of  cold weather and then they are talking about it getting into the 50's on Saturday. This is some crazy Illinois weather but I am used to it by now. I have only left my house a few times and that was to let my neighbors 2 dogs out and to play with the 7 cats. They are vacationing in Florida. I wish.

My daughter was at the library over the summer with her friend and someone stole my digital camera out of her friends purse. They found the purse in the boys bathroom. We decided to buy her a digital camera for Christmas. I just downloaded some Christmas decorations of the outside of our house. They are a little blurry but I am going to try to put them in the journal. Copy_of_house.gif image by dutchtreat

I am back to trying to get healthy this year. I didn't make any resolutions because every year I seem to break them. I have noticed a lot of journals this one especially Body of Evidence (I hope you don't mind Erica that I gave you a shout out)mentioning getting healthy and I know they will help me with my struggle. anim0065.gif image by dutchtreatI just have to get myself motivated to move. I know that is a big part of it.   runner8.gif image by dutchtreat 

Here is one of the pictures.

Well, I am going to read some email and pick up my daughter from her girlfriends house in a few minutes.