Monday, August 31, 2009

The Empty Nest

The time has finally arrived. We have an empty nest. Jenny left last weekend for the Clemson Bridge Program.

We are so excited. So many projects we want to do. Trips we want to take. After 35 years of always being responsible for someone else freedom is Delicious. I love all our kids and we be there if they need us. But it is time for them to build their own lives and for us to concentrate on each other and our dreams for our later years.

Over the next few months we will be remodeling our home should be an adventure. I plan to keep you updated with written reports and pictures.

I am also working on new things for my etsy shop keep an eye out new arrivals coming very soon.

Everyone have a fantastic September one of my favorite month's..

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friday Fill-ins

. I remember, I remember the days before cell phones.
2. Dear Jenny I want you to know I am proud of you.
3. Is that my reflection in the mirror!!???
4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of chocolate.
5. I'm saving a dance just for you!
6. If I made a birthday list a cruise would definitely be on it!!!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hopefully feeling better, tomorrow my plans include doing absolutely nothing and Sunday, I want to sleep!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Fill-in we go!1. When will the weather get cooler?
2. Hurricane was the last good book I read or movie I saw or tv show I watched.
3. Everything has its beauty but beauty is in the eye of the beholder
4. Egg salad sandwiches is what I had for dinner.
5. I'd like you to have a great weekend.
6. Go to bed is where I want to be right now.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward sleeping, tomorrow my plans include eating out and Sunday, I want watch the race and sew!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I am having a terrible go of it lately! So i figure i should count my blessings. It's suppose to make you realize how lucky you are!

1. I have a husband that loves me ;we are the odd couple I am Oscar,he's Felix.

2.All our children are in good health,have decent jobs,and a decent place to live. Even the 2 in college have part-time jobs.

3.We are not in danger of losing our home and we actually eat too much.

4.Our health is not doing well right now but we do have good health insurance.

5. Angelique is in Kuwait but it seems to be a safe location and November is right around the corner.

I am just tired , I am being pulled in so many directions,expected to solve every one's crises. But after 35 years of taking care of everyone else I need some me time. Why does no one understand???

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Should Go To bed

I am sitting here on the computer after taking my medication and I should be in the bed.

so if I sound a little off rack it up to the medicine.
I have been looking forward to downsizing for a long time. It's finally happening mid August;but there are mixed emotions about it. I am sure Jenny will do well she has had her plan set since middle school she is following her dream.
But unfortunately some of the other kids are not set on a path to follow their dreams and they are jealous of the one's who are. And Mom feels stuck in the middle because she loves all of them and wants them to be happy. But I can't make their decisions for them. And I can't fix the messes they make they are adults now. Being a mother to grown children is a lot harder than having little ones.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Friday Fill Ins we go!1.Watermelon is my favorite summertime fruit .2. My favorite John Hughes movies is don't know one :(.3. My husband's face is something I love to touch.4. The full moon makes me mischievous.5. Sleepy right now.6. When daylight fades the stars shine. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to crafting, tomorrow my plans include shopping and crafting and Sunday, I want to watch the race!


I can't believe it's been over a month since I blogged. I was so certain I was going to have better time management.

July was a busy month. Jenny had her college orientation,basically boring for us both. I have taught the kids independence since they were able to walk so she knows how to make decisions and knows what classes she needs to take to fulfil her dreams. She moves in August 21. She is very excited. I know she will do well.

I also had my first etsy sale in July. I was very happy. I followed some advice I read about listing a new item or re listing everyday to drive traffic up and it is working.

I am working on some new things for the shop, getting ready for the holidays. But I have to finish a baby quilt for a shower and refinishing a bed before I can give it the attention it needs.

I am posting a picture of my latest quilt.

I am going to try to blog I least once a week this month.

Thanks for dropping by.