Saturday, August 29, 2009
I have to say it has been most eventful. From the closeness of my fellow passengers, who got to watch Resident Evil with me on my PSP, heading to Cleveland, OH. To the ear popping flight into Portland, ME in the Express Jet offered by Continental. I have to say, coming into this part of the country is beautiful.
I love coming here at the end of summer. The weather is wonderful, of course. I'm grateful for any reduction in the temperature I can get. Glenn Cove Inn & Suites has done more than take care of us. Bailey greets us at breakfast every morning, the rooms are cleaned and towels replaced by the time we crawl in bed at night. Free continental breakfast is comparable to the Holiday Inns, but the atmosphere is wonderful.
Grammy and Grandpa haven't changed, still plugging along. I pray they continue for a while. The kids are trying to convince me that buying a house would be cheaper than paying for a motel. LOL! It's wonderful seeing family, it's where you can go when you need to get away from the real world.
Now to prepare for Shannan's 10th birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday, sweetie. Life has been sweeter with you in it.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Life is hung in limbo as we wait on our house to be completed. Plumbing, A/C, and electric should be connected to the house tomorrow. Furniture starts to be delivered on Aug 19. Is it really only a week and a half away?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I have started a healthier lifestyle in order to be around longer. I also have appointments to visit Grammy, get my mouth healthy, and lasik surgery. College funds have been set up for the kids. No cool cars, kiddoes. Education is more important, yeah I can hear it now.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Ok, so everything has been put on hold. Must receive Certified Death Certificates before anything can be done.
I have been sitting, and waiting, in rooms for the past week and I have concluded that some people don't bathe. That is my biggest concern. I have one more place to go tomorrow and I just cringe. How people, in this day and age, forgoe a bath is beyond me.
The other is the way that veterans are treated. I've been to the VAMC here in Houston and it's one of the better, but not by much. I know the government alots so much money in their budget for the caring of vets, but it's not enough.
When your loved one dies, here's a checklist:
1. Find the will, if there is one. If you don't have one, make one. Even handwritten is better than nothing.
2. Find all insurance policies, 401K papers. If your spouse was in the military, find DD 214. These benefits don't kick in til at least 4~6 weeks from signing the papers through HR at the VAMC.
3. I emptied my hubby's checking, bills were paid from this account.
4. If you have children, sign up for Survivors Benefits through the Social Security. (This you have to do in person.)
5. Now will be an emotional time for you, but don't jump the gun and pre-purchase your funeral. Put that money somewhere s it will grow, therefore your suvivors get much more for them, than just you getting a funeral. Believe me, it will be needed. I particularly want to be shot into space, but that's just me.
This is it for today.
Checklist for me:
1. Open IRA account.
2. Open my own checking account.
3. Interveiw several financial advisors.
4. Find a good realtor.
5. Buy home for cash.
6. Buy new car for cash.
and most importantly,
Follow Dave Ramsey's advice and live debt free!!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 15, I woke up to this chapter in my Bible reading. It relieved my heart of a burden that was caused by my husband's unexpected death. It showed me that I will be taken care of. I will continue to have joy, in spite of adversity. I will go on, and be stronger for it.
I love you, sweetie. I miss you.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Last week we headed over to the park. Unbeknownst to me, there were evils lurking in the woods. Mainly in the form of moldy oak leaves, pine needles, and standing water from the previous week's rain. Needless to say, my allergies are alive and well.
They wanted to go swimming. See the pleading faces? C and S see water, and it must be conquered.
This area is supposed to have a nice sandy beach. Where's the beach?
Of course, someone has to fall in the water that we are wading through. Though she may have been laughing too hard for it to have been an accident.
ON TO THE CRAFTING
This is a close~up of the piece finished.
I think I'm going to make some of these fabric pics for my upstairs hallway. This was really easy and fun.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Lots of stuff happening.
* for fabric from Sandy
* and boutique sets from Jennifer
Freebie Digiframes from Stacy
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
~1. Cut down on the asking of "What's for dinner?" It's on the refridgerator.
~2. Cut down on unneccessary spending. If it's not on the list, I don't get it.
~3. Adds in for freezer meals in case of sickness (me). They can pull it out and cook it, with minimal supervision.
So, in my hunt on the internet, I found Menus4Moms and found a great blessing. Not all of the dinners suit us, we aren't picky and we try anything once. It is so easy to replace a meal with a favorite, like homemade pizza or hamburgers and sweet potato fries.
*Monday~Chicken and Dumplings~Peas and Carrots~Sliced Pears or Pearsauce for dessert.
*Tuesday~Pork Tenderloin~Baked Asparagus~Brown Rice~Apple Turnovers
*Wednesday~Stir Fry~Rice(Calrose)~Egg Drop Soup
*Friday~Crockpot White Chicken Chili~Cornbread with Honey Butter~Chocolate Pudding
*Saturday~(Brett Cooks) This week is Tacos~Mexicorn~Refried Beans~Fried Ice Cream
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Loved making these ruffles.
Learned how to quilt silk flowers onto material and cover with silk organza. I just love how this turned out.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I, on the other hand, have been busy with school and sewing. With the new law going into effect Feb 10, I am trying to get rid of most of my kiddy fabric stash and head toward an older crowd. Who knows. They may ammend their screw up before then, but I doubt it. Very few people in Washington like to admit they made a mistake.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I know, I'm the world's worst at communicating. I've been busy, the kids, with homeschooling, cleaning my machines, and keeping the house. Sounds kinda boring, huh? If you only knew. Here are a few sneak peeks of a few items I will list in two weeks. I have more, but just wanted to give ya'll a taste.
~January 26-? is SEBD Euro Easter Launch.~
~February 2-6 is Piper Alley Guest Launch which is Upcycling Ebay.~
~BWILD is having its Spring Launch soon.~