coloring Barney and waiting for the new year to get here

we have our two youngest grand daughters tonight. Keira is coloring and Kayla is watching Barney. Her new favorite. It is usually a toss-up between him and Dora, but more often than not Barney wins. Keira wants me to color with her but I snuck up here while her grandpa is coloring. 🙂 I hope…

New Years Resolutions

So I am here at work thinking about my New Years Resolutions. I have several and wanted to jot them down so a month from now I can look at them and laugh at my silliness for thinking I could even begin to control myself to make something stick. Here it goes First and foremost……LOSE…

already tired of this

I have a cold. A genuine all out cold. ugh I have a sore throat that I have had for days. Coughing, sneezing, getting the chills and then getting hotter than hell. It is miserable. And while yes I am at work (The Tylenol does wonders) I know I should be home. there is just…

My Monday on this Tuesday

I am in for another short week this week. Just today and tomorrow and Thursday and then I get a four-day weekend again. So today is my unofficial Monday. Even though it is Tuesday. I have a lot of stuff to do and am still fighting this cold and sore throat so…I can’t imagine how…

many presents

my children were very generous to me this Christmas even though I told them I wanted for nothing and anything I thought I needed I bought for myself. Still they graced me with gifts and it shows their love and appreciation. I am a lucky woman. I received some new pots and pans from my…

Lord Help Me Jesus………

Why me Lord, what have I ever done, to deserve even one, of the treasures I’ve known tell me Lord, what did I ever do, to deserve even you and the kindness you have shown Lord help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so help me Jesus, I know what I am. And now that I…

The sign says……

I need to wear a sign that says “Hey people I am dieting!” because I have gotten two boxes of candy and several candy bars and a loaf of pumpkin bread for Christmas from the staff here at work. Yes I know they mean well but,  I cut out sugar in my diet two weeks…

it’s finally here

the day I have been waiting for….it is finally here…….. school was out yesterday for winter break. We can’t call it Christmas break here in Iowa City Iowa because we have so many different religions that it would offend a great many if we did. I personally think, hey if you come to our country…

into the deep

I made a decision today one I have been struggling with for weeks now, off and on. I made the decision to make the most of all that I have and to stop complaining and wishing for something different. I am blessed in many ways. I have four beautiful healthy children and they all have someone…

I’m going to marry you

Sunday when I had my two youngest grand daughters, they were wrestling around and playing and having fun together. My wonderful Keira who is 4 came to sit on my lap and she hugs and kisses me and says “Nana I love you so much!  And when I grow up I’m going to marry you!”…