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Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Birthday To me. I am now officially in the middle of my Fabulous Fifties!!!! And I am having a great Birthday...I am one very Blessed lady!! I have a wonderful Husband, 6 great kids(2 birth) (4 step) pretty good health and an Awesome God!!!!Also 3 GRANDChildren!!! What more could any one want.

I have enjoyed my day, I choose to stay home today and tonight and do just what I wanted and that is what I have done!!! How many get that option? Have a crock pot of pinto beans, in a while will make a pan of cornbread ,peel an onion and that will be Dh's and my supper. Yummy!!
Tonight will be quite at our house, we live in the country so no trick or treaters. my ds 19 did come by and painte his face and dressed up as the Joker to go to work tonight, so I did get to see 1 kid excited...
Please bear with me to reminise about times past!!! This was my favorite time of the year as a kid, my birthday and also the school carnivals, to me they were were so exciting to me. The games in different classroom, The cake walk, The glass jug that held marbles and a chance to guess the number of marbles it held to win a great prize. And also the King and Queen chosen. they would always be 5th graders. I always thought that would be the ultimate to get to be queen, they were chosen by how much money they had collected!! Of course for me we moved before I was in the 5th grade and guess it was just as well, our family had 7 kids in school and 2 babies at home and we were lucky to have money to buy groceries. I got to live my dream through my daughter, when she was on the homecoming court her sr. yr. She was also my 25th birthday present, born the day before my birthday, she turned 30 yesterday, wow where as the years gone.
Also going trick or treating as a kid was great, we walked miles and miles around our town getting candy, it was so exciting. Back then candy was a real treat, Of course these days not a good idea, I see Church's having carnivals tonight so that is good.
Thanks for taking time to share my memories and hope you all have a great night!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back Again

Here I am back again, It is Sunday the 26th? of Oct. A couple of weeks since I have update my blog, now to remember what has been going on. No calls for work lately so I have enjoyed being home. Helping DH in what ever way is needed. His business seems to be a little more stable so that is a blessing.. Last night we had the Oct. birthday party here at home, myself and 2 of my DD have birthdays this month, so Daughter-in-law brought pizza and salad and the rest of us pitched in drinks, chips, cake and ice cream. It was a great time all 6 of the kids were here, 2 in-laws and 3 grandchildren so we had a great time. I will be 55 the 31st my DD will be 30 on the 30th and Dstep daughter was 25 on the 17th of the month. We all had major birthdays!!!!
I still am enjoying being in the Fabulous Fifties but my body continues to grow. Major self control in the eating dept. needs to continue. I did do my work out tonight on the elliptical!!Yeah me!!! Tomorrow is my yearly physical hoping that my cholesterol is down, on 3 different pills for that and wish I could get it down so I would not be on that much stuff. We will see..
Gotta go amazing race is coming on...See you all later

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This Week

Another week has passed ! I worked wed. thur. fri. last week, and mon and tues. of this week. I really felt like a working woman for a while. But I have really enjoyed the last 2 day off. It was amazing I stayed caught up with house stuff when I worked. Tomorrow is step daughter 25th birthday, we are taking her to lunch tomorrow and then have all Oct. birthday celebrations here at home on the 25th.
DS 19 came for a visit today, enjoyed seeing him, it is working better for me with him living away, seems we have a lot better relationship this way. Stepson 18 is graduating this year so Sr. pictures are to be made sat. and getting ready to order invitations!!! Whoo-hoo . That will be 6 for 6 of high graduates and I am very THANKFUL. Hope all is well with your world

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grocery Store

My big priority today was to go to the grocery store, which I did. Of course before doing that job I went and got a pedicure which was great. This week I have started again trying to practice self-discipline in a lot of areas of my life, so much of my shopping today was for (healthy foods). I still do not have the menu planning down, but also working on that, it is so much easier to eat healthy if you plan ahead what your menu will be. One of the things I enjoy about being in my Fabulous Fifties is that I get to grocery shop alone. School is out here for fall break and many moms where shopping with little ones and many seemed a little stressed!! I love little ones, been there and done that, but also really, really enjoy going alone.

This week-end DH an I attended a week-end Couples Retreat, enjoyed it very much!!!

Hope everyone is doing well!