Sunday, January 31, 2010


When I married my husband I promised myself that I would not have ANY mother-in-law problems..I knew up front that I couldn't compete with her and I didn't want to..
Unfortunately I only had 5 years with her before she passed away but in those 5 years we never had a cross word.
I got tired of listening to all the negative comments that people would share about their in laws and I really didn't want all of that negative energy in my life.
Fast forward about 35 years to 2003 and we are at my daughter's wedding..Now I am asking myself if I can do the same for my Son-in-law. The next year my son married and I asked myself the same about my daughter-in-law.
While on the phone with her the other night I was expressing how much I loved her and Alan(sil) and how blessed I felt because we all get along so great. There is mutual respect and we just flat out get along!
She said to me.."It is funny you should say that because just the other night I was thinking the same thing about you and Jim." There it was! Validation that I was keeping my word and it was working!!
So today I am blessed for sure. I have a great relationship with both Alan and Monica and I am working hard to keep it that way!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hives!! What good are they?

For many years now I am blessed with hives in the winter!! I am sure it is stress. My DH is a concrete man and not much pouring during that time. I am not inclined to worry because he does more than enough for both of us!!

I just find it amazing that your body know what to do to get you to slow down...Itching is NOT fun, I don't care what anyone says. The sad part is that the scratching actually feels REALLY good..its the aftermath of the scratching that is awful. It hurts, it stings and the bumps just keep getting bigger and bigger..

I usually can talk myself out of them..take some deep breaths and tell myself to relax and they will usually subside and eventually go away..I learned this technique years ago when after about 4 winter seasons of having my mom take me to the ER where they would inject adrenaline making my body just shake uncontrollably and watching her cry as her daughter's body shook out of control....I decided that I needed to TAKE control and not put her through that again.

This year however..I was in a very high stressed state. I was giving my notice at work and knew they were going to fight me, which they did, but I survived...worrying about not having a big wait between paychecks (we need money to run this place! lol) and my baby girl is graduating and wanting to go 2 1/2 hours away to college and my husband is absolutely having a cow!! And of course I get his wrath because I will not discourage her from going.. I think she should experience life on campus away from us but just not tooo far..Hey..she has worked hard for her grades and GPA and I think she will thrive..

So anyway, I took Benedryl with made me sleepy so the DR recommended Ativan which put me OUT!!! Finally we decided upon Zyrtec because it does not have the sleep ingredients and I finally got through them..I think....

I had these hives for two weeks solid and took the Zyrtec finally for 5 days..but I ran out and there are a couple die-hard snots that want to hang around and try to get me stirred up again! Soooo, I am going to bed! And first thing tomorrow I am heading to the drugstore to get some more Zyrtec!!! LOL!! Maybe my age is making it harder to concentrate!! LOL.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010..What happened to Y2K????

It really doesn't seem that long ago that everyone was in a tizzy over the Y2K ordeal at the changing of the century and here it is 10 years later!!
2009 was not that bad of a year for us but just not that great of one either. I am going to hang on to the positive tho and just go from there.
Nov 4Th Everett was born to Luke and Monica and he is just the best baby! So content. I think he is going to be the tall one tho because he is long and skinny even tho mom is nursing him. Nolan is going to take after her I think and be not so tall. Daddy is 6' 5" but Mommy is just about 5'6".
I bought his little onsie and it says.."Who needs SANTA when I have Grandma!" We had a great Christmas and now it is on to the new year.
I resolved to not make any resolutions any more because I cannot keep them for some reason. I do have goals tho to be more organized and thoughtful. I really want to try to send cards for Birthdays and Anniversaries as well as just plain Thinking of You cards to brighten someones day unexpectedly.
Wouldn't I love to get my house painted inside and carpets replaced and wallpaper removed??? But that all takes money, so short of winning the lottery I am going to have to pick up more hours or start selling some of the stuff around here I no longer need.
I wish you all a very happy 2010!!! I will be praying that God will be close to my friends, to protect them and bless them.