Saturday, June 30, 2007

Saturday Fun...NOT

Well, I got the new Jeep and the red car cleaned up and out. I am pooped! It was really too hot to do it this afternoon, but I wanted to get it done today. Maybe I'll even do Duke's tonight, but it'll probably have to wait until morning. I wanna do it while I am in the mood; these spurts don't come along very often.

Cody woke up in a very bad mood this morning; he quickly got over it with the thought of getting another day added to his grounding. He has been quite pleasant since then.

I got the ingredients to make a dessert for the cook out tomorrow. Of course, with us being on a diet, I bought sugar free stuff to make it with. I am making an eclair cake; hope everyone eats it because we sure don't need the leftovers here. I am curious to see if I have lost any more weight. I can tell that I have lost some in my tummy area; great to actually see my progress.

Hope tomorrow goes well and everyone can get along enough to get through the night. It is sometimes difficult to deal with; but thankfully we don't have to do it very often.

Friday, June 29, 2007

WOO HOO, the weekend

I am so excited for the weekend. Nothing special going on, just excited. I plan to clean the cars out and then chill with the boy and his friend.

When I got home last night, Cody had grabbed a bath towel and some binder clips and wanted to make himself a superhero cape. So, I got it all fixed up for him and he went on for about an hour with all his "pretend" stuff. So cute! I was talking with a friend and don't remember doing something like this at all, but I am sure I did. I was reminded during my conversation with her about the blanket tents and the pillowcase on your head and pretending to be a bride or the flying nun. What fun!

Cody got it in his mind last night to call his best friend, Luther, to tell him something. In any case, Luther was not at home, so he called first thing this morning. Of course, he wants Luther to come over to play with him since he misses him so badly. They are, after all, best friends. On another note, I think the boy slept with the telephone number under his pillow.

I am hoping that the play time is better this time around. Last time Luther came, we went to see a movie and to the park. Luther did not want to listen to me and of course, Cody then followed suit and began behaving badly. Both talking back; can't stand that! But, then I was soooooo very sick and didn't want to deal with anyone, so maybe it wasn't that bad. The reality is, I am going to try it again. I am sure that feeling healthy will make all the difference.

Duke is thinking that he is going to escape this whole thing, but I'm thinking not. We'll see what happens. The poor guy is stuck home all day, I know he wants to get back to work. Not sure when or what is going to happen, we just have to keep praying.

His sister has invited us over for a cookout on Sunday. I'm not sure if we are planning to go or not. I feel like we need to because she's family and it's time to move on. Maybe things will be different, and if not, we can move on from there. Keeping my fingers crossed. They are such a wonderful family and are much closer than mine is, they just have a hard time dealing with one another. For my family, I just get tired of listening about everyone's faults and problems. When I visit I want to hear about the good things and the bad things as long as we aren't kickng each other around. I used to participate in this sort of thing, and I just don't want it in my life anymore. I love my family very much, I just wish we could all migrate away from this negativity. There is hope.

Filled up the Jeep today and it took $60.00....WOW. I wasn't planning on that much, but I gotta have it. I would love to know how many miles per gallon I get, but the speedometer is not working. Although the readouts in the vehicle say about 20.5 mpg. I think that's pretty good for an SUV. Still loving it!

I drove by my former sitter's house today and she is still living with her boyfriend; the one she said she was leaving. In fact, she claimed that she couldn't watch Cody any longer because she had to "get a real job" and leave this abusive man she is living with. I totally supprted her decision which really left me in a "spot." So, if she hasn't moved and her car was in the driveway at a time when, if she had a job she wouldn't be home. I am assuming that she gave up what she wants to please this jerk! It makes me sad that she would lie to me about the situation. If she didn't want to be a sitter any longer, why not just say so? Not sure how I feel about this.

Trying to get some scrapbooking done. Maybe Sunday. I am so far behind and I have seen to many great ideas, I know that if I don't get started, I'll lose the inspiration. Crossing my fingers.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Nothing much today. It is so hot during the day and rains in the late afternoon to early evening. We sure need the rain, but it seems to be coming all at once. Our driveway is almost completely washed out. Looks like we might need to get it graded; of course, we will wait until another pretty day with the hopes of no rain during the evening. Whenever that will be.

Cody is doing his best to understand the concept of being grounded. He doesn't mind being at home, so it's not much of a punishment for him. He was going through a couple of scenarios wondering if that would get him grounded. Such innocence.

The office is going to be moved once again, not sure when. The zoning approval did not go favorably and we now have to move. They have made an offer on another place, not sure what the timeline is after that. Maybe it won't be a very long time, but who knows.

Got a few cards made while the storm went by. Nothing like trying to be productive when you have no TV. I need to try limiting my television watching, but one thing at a time for me. I'm already dieting and taking away the TV at the same time might push me over the edge.

I am anxiously awaiting the new Harry Potter movie to come out. Cody and I love the Harry Potter series. I am looking on Ebay for the series in book form. I may find them at a yard sale or something. Hope I can find them.

The new Jeep is just great. I am loving it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Middle of the Road

Today I am feeling much better than yesterday. Don't know what had me so down! Maybe the fact that I had clean sheets and blankets on my bed cheered me up; who knows.

I decided to ground Cody for lying about wetting the bed. He is grounded for five days and there is to be no swimming or playing his video games. I'm sure the bed-wetting was an accident, but I will not tolerate his lies. I feel bad for him, but he has to be taught certain lessons, and this is a start in the right direction. It is a funny thing, raising children especially a boy. We have an enormous responsibility ahead of us. By the time he is an adult, he has to be able to not only take care of himself, but also a family if he so chooses. He is only five, but I feel like we have to get started on this so that he understands it is not just him that he has to worry about and care for. Our universe may revolve around him, but not everyone else's will. A cold, hard truth for all of us at some point. Of course, I hope that I am not projecting this on him, but I want to prepare him.

On to other things. GOOD NEWS! I got to drive the Jeep today. YEE HAW! I am so excited to finally have it in my possession. It seems like forever ago that Duke bought it for me. It runs great and is so comfy. Can hardly wait to get it cleaned up and post some pictures. I intend to put this in our scrapbook too. WOO HOO!

We went to see the new Fantastc Four movie on Sunday. Cody loved it and has even been recalling moments and catch phrases from it. It was not great, but neither was the first one. The things we do for the kid we love!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I am so frustrated lately! It seems that I can do nothing right, am I a total failure? Do things make sense to only me and no one else? Does anyone else feel this way right now? Oh man, I have just about had enough. I want to lie in bed with the covers over my head.
Cody wet the bed sometime yesterday and didn't say anything about it so it sat all day and seeped into the mattress and the egg crate we have on the bed; I was livid. It got all over the blankets too. The parts that really infuriate me is that Duke suspected it and didn't go check; and when I asked Cody, he said he didn't. I asked more than once and more than once, I got the same answer, so I didn't check either. I am a moron. I spanked the boy, told him how disappointed I was that he LIED to me and started changing sheets at 8:30 last night. I am still mad about it this morning. I CANNOT believe he lied to me right to my face with, it seems, no remorse for doing it. He thinks that simply saying "I'm sorry" covers every single mistake he makes; he doesn't seem to be making any effort to improve his communication or change how he behaves to avoid making the apology in the first place. I blame us; we have not actively engaged him into changing his behavior; we have threatened to by all means, but no real action has been taken. What to do?
Things at work are good. I love what I do, it just seems that lately everything is coming down on me. I am feeling overwhelmed and completely lost. I don't know what is happening to me, seriously.
I need to make an appointment to see the doctor. I've been threatening to do that too, I just don't. I hate going unless I am sick; goodness knows I cannot afford to miss work. Maybe I'll take care of it next week sometime.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Snake Skin

Cody and I found a black snake in the driveway a few weeks ago, of course he was fascinated by it and spent some time with it before coming in the house. Well, days later, Duke was out by the shed and noticed a snake skin. Not sure if it bleongs to the black snake, but Cody wanted some pictures of himself with it. I have posted a few for your viewing pleasure.

The Start of the Week

So, it rained all night and is now raining this afternoon. I am glad because we really need to rain, but I sure wish I was at home for it. I hate to be out in the rain and especially hate to drive in it. Hope we get enough to have fireworks on the 4th.

I have lost 16 lbs. so far on my diet. I am ecstatic! It is the motivation I need to keep going. I am not "seeing" the difference anywhere in particular, but my clothes are fitting differently and so are my shoes, strangely enough. I am very happy with my success and I hope that I can continue in this direction. I will be happy to be in a size 10 again. I still have a long way to go, but I'm staying focused!!

Duke went to pick up my Jeep today, so maybe I will get to drive it tomorrow. I may have to wait another day so that he can get the oil changed and such; he wants it to be really ready before he hands it over to me. I can hardly wait. I guess the fellas that worked on it did a great job; my feeling is that "yeah, they had it for over a month, it should be perfect!"

Not sure of any plans for the holiday yet, we kinda talked about it yesterday. I really want to go near the water, but I'm afraid everyone else is doing that as well, especially with the heat. We'll have to discuss it some more, we still have more than a week to decide.

We got Cody a super soaker and that boy has been soaking everything in sight. The dog had better be glad he has legs to get away with. HAHAHA I spent the better part of an hour soaking Cody with it yesterday. He wanted desperately to go to the pool, but it was packed and neither Duke nor I wanted to go, so this was the next best thing.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fighting the Heat

It was over 90 degrees today. HOT! Cody really wanted to go back to the pool, but it was packed. We may try to river tomorrow before going to see the new Fantastic Four movie. I am not looking forward to seeing it as I wasn't a fan of the first. But, Cody wants to see it really badly.
Found a frame for the picture of Cody and Duke at Hobby Lobby for $8.00. I got my favorite picture blown up to 16x20, so I thought the frame was a great deal. I can hardly wait to have it hung up. I got the picture for Duke in honor of Father's Day, but I was having a hard time finding a frame.
Made a giant salad today and man, is it good. It's been some time since I have made and enjoyed a salad. Hopefully, we eat it and it doesn't ruin before we have time to finish it. The vegetarian approach to weight loss is sometimes monotonous. I don't want to get into the rut of eating the same things everyday, we might lose focus. But, it is nice to have lighter meals during the hot weather.
Cody got a sunburn during the time at the pool yesterday. Even his head got too much sun. I have had to warn Duke of the danger of being in the sun with no sunscreen. Duke's skin s ruined by years of sun worship and he thinks that if Cody keeps his shirt on, he doesn't need sunscreen. I about had a fit! Everyone needs sunscreen when they are enjoying outdoor activities, especially water fun. I put some sunscreen in Cody's backpack so they will always remember it. Hope my tactic works. Of course, if they don't use it, it doesn't do any good to remember to take it.
I couldn't sleep past 6:30 this morning, such a bummer. The plan on the weekend is to sleep at least until 9:00 am. Never happens; if I can sleep, Cody wakes up at the crack of dawn. Ah well, no rest for the weary.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Getting Ready

Getting ready for the weekend. I am happy to have the next two days off, seems like it has been a LONG week. Not sure what's different, normally the week just flies by. I am hoping to have a quiet weekend, just watching telelvision, napping, and resting. Of course, I need to clean the house, but that can be in between naps.
Duke and Cody have been going swimming for the past few days. Cody has been having a blast and is getting some sun. The boy went to sleep at 7:00 last night and didn't wake up until about 6:30 this morning. He would not have awakened then, but he was having a bad dream about me getting bitten by a snake.
I am crossing my fingers that the Jeep is ready today or tomorrow. They called last night and couldn't keep the darn thing started. Duke picked up a friend and they got the thing fixed. Guess when they started to work on it they took the battery cables off and that disable the alarm. So, it was just a matter of enabling the alarm and voila. So, all they have left to do is paint it and I can have it. Cross your fingers for me.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Man, I'm Tired

Got to work early today. I got up a bit early and had planned to get started early due to the fact that I needed to put water and transmission fluid in my car. Duke must have put the transmission fluid in, but I checked the water and it was still low. So, off to the spigot to get water into the radiator. Hope it was enough; I had put some in it yesterday as well. Hope I get my Jeep soon; I'm not sure how much longer my car will make it.
Cody seems to be thrilled that he talked his Dad into buying balloons. That boy loves balloons. They went to the swimming pool near the house yesterday. Cody, of course, had a great time. However, he did tell me that since he could touch the bottom he was confused as to why he still had to wear his swimmies. I had to give him this long, drawn out explanation as to the safety aspect of the decision. He finally accepted defeat. He also informed me that I needed to PLEASE stop telling people that he married Rachel because little kids aren't supposed to be married. I about cracked up, but I told him in the most serious way that I could that I was very sorry and that I would stop telling people about his marriage. How cute are kids these days? So, if I told you, please disregard the gossip. HAHAHA
Got some great files over the last few days from some of the groups that I belong to. I am contemplating getting a booth at the On Cosby Festival to sell some of my scrapbok creations. I believe the festival is in October, but Duke claims that it has already passed. I need to find out. In any case, hopefully, I can get some stuff ready and be successful selling them and getting my name out there. That is the plan anyway.
Still looking for a sitter. I have one more woman to call, maybe tonight. Hope I can meet with her over the weekend. Hope she has a spot and doesn't live so far out of the way that I go broke buying gas all summer long.
I am hoping to have a quiet celebration for the Fourth. Who knows what we are doing. I do know that I do not want to purchase fireworks since it is so dry out. Hopefully, Cody won't notice the tents and such doing the selling. Last year, we got only a few things, but it was fun. Just me and my two boys.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hump Day

I really want to grow my hiar out, but it is not doing what I want it to do. I look like I have an old ladies style. Hopefully, I can deal with it until it gets to a managable length. I'm thinking I want some curls.
I need to call Stephanie to check on Nick and his teeth. I heard that he got them fixed and ended up having a root canal on the one tooth. Hopefully, not much of a difference.
Duke and Jeff are still trying to get some lawns so they can start mowing full time. They have one or two, but nothing that will keep them busy. It is so dry that people just aren't needing their lawn cut. I hope things change.
I am getting frustrated with the fact that I still don't have my Jeep. The repair shop has had it almost a month. I want to drive my new car, not just dream about it.
The diet is going great. Even Duke is onboard and seems to be satisfied when we eat. We have decided to just have meat once a week and eat vegetarian for the remainder of the week. We are eating lots of rice and veggies..YUM! Then we have fruit or yogurt for dessert. I will weigh myself on Sunday to see if I have lost any more weight. Crossing my fingers.
I have to get the sit up machine out and get using it. I have been talking about that for more than a week. Guess it's time to spring into action!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Just Another Day

Man, I was so tired when I got home last night. The moving of the office wore me out. Guess I was snoring while we were trying to watch a spy movie. I have my doubts though.
Cody was excited to be home with his daddy. I think they had a pretty good day together; sometimes it doesn't happen that way; sometimes Cody can be a bit of a *dare I say it* brat. I know they had planned on putting up deck railing to prevent the dog from getting on the deck. That didn't happen yesterday because Duke seems to have some unexplained aches and pains. Guess it happens when you get older.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Moving Day

Today, the office that I work at moved to a new location. It is a beautiful house with lots and lots of space. We had outgrown our other building a few months ago. It has been fun getting everything set up and organized. Believe it or not, we might actually be able to find something now.
Had a great dinner and conversation with Jason and Tina yesterday. Charlie went with us and Jason did the cooking; which normally scares the bejeezus out of us. Everything was terrific. Only bad thing was, I forgot Tina's gift. I'll have to take it to her another day.
I have a feeling that with all the moving and lifting, I will be hurting later tonight and tomorrow. Nothing like a good workout though, especially when you are trying desperately to lose weight. I weighed myself at Jason's yesterday and discovered that I had lost 10 lbs. I am so excited and very proud of myself. This is what keeps me motivated!
Cody is home with Duke today; should be interesting to hear about their day when I get home. I have to call a few leads I got tonight. Hopefully, I can meet with someone this week and have a sitter lined up. Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Today is Father's Day. I made Duke a card; which I will post a picture of later. We are going to head to Jason's around 3:00 p.m. for dinner. It will be nice to see him and Tina; haven't seen them since the first part of May. Jason and I are going halfsies on a bucket of redwood stain that Duke said he really wants.
I made an omelet breakfast for Duke this morning. The dog ate Cody's breakfast. I believe it was intentional; however, after I said "Cody!" in shock, Cody exclaimed, "Bad boy" to Jack. Hmmm, sounds like a con to me.
My search for a sitter continues. The two ladies of which I have referrals have yet to call me back. Guess Duke is stuck with Cody for this week.
Well, I believe that the office is moving to our new location on Monday. I am looking forward to the move but not the actual moving of the stuff. I have always hated packing and unpacking. But, it will be nice to have more space and a KITCHEN. Can hardly wait for that. Right now, we have a microwave and a small fridge in a corner of a closet.
The diet is going well. Duke is on board and we are both really excited to see some progress. I can tell that I am losing, my shoes and clothes seem to be fitting differently.
Happy Father's Day to Duke, Jim, and Charlie. We love you very much!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Wild Weekend

It is Saturday, one of our days to sleep in and Cody decides he is wide awake at 7:00 this morning. It is odd, because during the week when I need him awake, all he wants to do is sleep. Ah well!
Nothing big planned today. Gotta run to the grocery store and then back home. Jason is having us to his home tomorrow for Father's Day. Should be fun. They, too, are on Weight Watchers, so he's devising a cook out around our diets.
I need to give the dog a bath and then clean the rest of this house. Guess that's the plan for the remainder of the day.

Friday, June 15, 2007

It's Friday!!

I am so excited for the weekend to be here; it seems to have been such a long week. Maybe it's just me. I am also excited that our office MIGHT be changing locations next week as well. It'll be nice to have a little more room and an actual kitchen to use. Yippee!

Weight Watchers seems to be going well, had a lapse yesterday when the words "ice cream" were mentioned. So, I took the splurge and deducted the monstrous number from my daily points value. OUCH! But, it was worth it.

Cody woke up this morning with his birthday party on his mind. He now wants a monster truck party AND a hot tub party. Who does he think he is...Hugh Hefner?? I don't know of any other child his age requesting a hot tub party.

Here are a few pictures of Cody with the new 'do and a cheesy smile; I'm hoping at some point he learns how to smile without locking his jaw and looking so strange. Until then, I'll just have to accept that it takes about 10 pictures before I finally get a good one.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Supposed to be a hot one today. We got a little rain last night, it was nice considering we haven't had any for a bit.
I took pictures of the boy last night, but didn't bring them today...forgot! In any case, I will try to remember to bring them tomorrow so that I can get them posted. He looks so cute with the buzz cut and he loves how it feels on his hands.
He woke up at 2:30 a.m. telling me that I am the best Mom in the whole world and then he kissed me on the forehead. Awwww, I tell ya, sometimes that boy can charm you beyond belief. He also told me that what woke him up was a dream about a snake chasing his dad. Apparently, his dad was screaming like a little girl in the dream and Cody was laughing about it. Can't wait to tell Duke. The whole dream was spurred by the fact that Cody found a black snake in the driveway when we got home on Tuesday. Thank goodness he doesn't have nightmares about snakes; I've had a few of those and they are NOT fun.
Nothing much else going on except the search for a sitter. Thought I had someone, and her hubby says no kids for the summer. Bummer! So, the search begins and I need someone before Monday. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Another Day, Another Dollar

Things are great today. It is nearly two weeks on Weight Watchers and I notice that I am feeling better. I can tell that my stomach is shrinking as it takes less and less to fill me up. In fact, I find that eating small portions of fruits and vegetables throughout the day significantly decreases my portions at meal time. I really need to start on the exercise plan and will most likely start on that this weekend. I haven't had a hard time sticking to my daily "points" at all.
I got great news from Wendi today. The FDA has approved a weight loss pill and it goes on sale starting Friday. YEAH!!! Something that will help me in my struggle to lose this weight. Unfortunately, it is expensive, but I figure I could try it for a month to see if it will work for me, and then decide whether or not I'll need another month or not. I'm excited. My weight is a huge factor for me, has been for some time; but I've only recently decided to take action. I know I'll never be pencil thin again (darn), but I at least want to be at a healthy weight that will allow me to do things with my son that I cannot (or will not) do. It would be nice to take him swimming and biking and actually be able to participate. It will take some time, but I am getting there.
I am getting ready to enter the planning mode for Cody's birthday party this year. We have decided to have it the Saturday after his birthday. School starts early this year, so there is no time to have it before then. In any case, Jason's birthday is so near Cody's, that we decided to make one party this year. Duke is checking on getting the pool at Fox Den for about 4-5 hours. Should be interesting.
I will most likely be posting pictures of Cody's haircut tomorrow; I gave him a cut with the clippers last night. He seems to like it and let me know that he thinks he looks handsome with it that short. Of course, I think he is handsome regardless...but it seems to bring out his eyes, I must agree.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Life in General

Ok, so no posts for a few days. Trying to get myself back on track. Cody and I went to a birthday party for my nephew, Kaden, on Saturday. We had a great time; the kids went swimming. Believe it or not, they all got along and it was a wonderful day. Veronica and Victoria wanted to come spend the night with Cody. So, after a bit of convincing, they got their wish. Things were great until Victoria didn't want to eat. She's so cute, and started complaining that everything "hurt". Cody does the same thing when he is finished eating, so I let it go and fgured if she was hungry, she'd tell me. It was the first time that she spent the night at my home.
The following morning, got all three fed and then they started playing. Veronica, my oldest niece, asked to do some scrapbook stuff. I had her pick out the paper to make herself a word book. She chose some "crazy, busy" paper, but that's what she likes! She showed it off once she got it home; which made me very happy. I am trying to get my family in the habit of saving and scrapping their photos; it has been a long, hard road.
I rented a few movies so that they'd have something to do if they got bored with one another. I was going to take them to the park before taking them home, but the time got away from me. so, it was bathtime and then off toward home for them. I believe they had a good time and I'd be happy to have them stay with us again.
I got to my parents' to drop off the girls and my aunt didn't want me to leave before seeing her. I spent some time with her. Love her so much, she is such a sweetie! She is suffering from what I believe is edema; her feet are so swollen you can hardly see that she has ankles. She is supposed to go to the doctor today to ensure that this is not endangering her heart with all the extra fluid. I am concerned about her. Hope I can find something out about her tonight.
Had a pretty good weekend; didn't get enough sleep. Somehow I never do. Monday just comes too soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Back to Work

I didn't post for a couple of problems.
Cody has t-ball games on Thursday and Friday nights and then we have a birthday party on Saturday. Man, you go from having no plans to being booked for the weekend. It's nice to be busy though. Although, I HAVE to get the coaches album done by Friday for sure. I'll print pictures tonight and get all my cutting done for the embelllies, and be able to put them together after the game on Thursday. That's the plan.
We are busy at work today. The phone has been ringing off the hook and I am alone. Poor Wendi has a migraine and Bob is in and out. I don't know how he does it.
It's my third day on WW and I am feeling so good about sticking to the points. I feel much better about myself even though I haven't lost a pound. I'm staying strong.
My nephew had to go to the dentist to find out what they can do about his teeth, guess they said it doesn't look good. Poor thing got three teeth knocked out by his brother. Brother was skipping a rock and he came up out of the water at the wrong time. WHACK!! Right in the mouth. My sister told me that he received 6 stitches inside his mouth and three teeth damaged and/ or missing. He's 14, and just a gorgeous boy. Of all things, he's afraid the girls won't find him attractie any longer. Poor Dakota feels so bad for being the one who did it; he sure didn't do it on purpose. Hopefully, he'll be able to get his teeth fixed before school starts in August.
Well, better get back to work.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lazy Day

Just grocery shopping today.
Today, I planned to finish the coach albums for the end of the t-ball season, but that's not happening today! Maybe next weekend. Of course, I have no idea if we will even have another game, but since I have made the albums already, I WILL finish them to present to the coaches. Cody had a great time playing t-ball. He claims that he doesn't want to sign up next year, but I'm sure that he will.
Only a few more months until the start of the school year and Cody's sixth birthday. He's grows more and more excited as the days approach. I have no idea what we will do for his party this year, will just have to play it by ear.
Over the past few weeks, Cody has been asking questions about babies, marriage, love, etc. He's only five and I never figured I'd have to answer those types of questions until he was much older. It baffles me from where he gets some of the ideas that he does. But, if things go according to his plan, I'll be a grandmother to 1000 grandchildren. WOW!
Tomorrow, Weight Watchers! I am certainly looking forward to it; my weight has just gotten out of control. Those dreaded bad eating habits. Guess I've never really had a healthy relationship with food, but I understand myself a little bit better and know that I will succeed in losing and keeping the weight off. Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Today the living room was painted. Not sure if I like the color, but it looks better than the faded white. I ended up having to do the taping, which I hate. But, would have rather done that than paint...ugh! Duke did a great job, no paint on the carpet or anything.

Cody painted on one area of a small wall and actually did a great job. He remembered what he was told the day before about how to keep the brush on the wall. I was quite proud that he didn't make a mess.

Duke has gone to the car show in Pigeon Forge. He loves those things...I just don't get it. Ah well! I know he loves them and with all that has been going on over the past month, he really needs to escape for a bit.

Friday, June 1, 2007

First Entry

So, I just got this set up and am very excited to make my first post.