Thursday, December 30, 2004

Trying to see the brightside..

Today was a not a good day for us. It started out bad because I woke up this morning at 2:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. So I got up and averaged grades and almost got that done. Then, I went back to sleep until 11:00.

I then called the car dealership, who was taking a look at my car to see what problem I had. They didn't find anything wrong and suggested that we needed new tires. So my sister came and took me to get my car. Eric met me at big 10 tires and we had new tires put on my car. The guy that did the job said he used to work at the dealership and that something something shaft was not getting enough grease or lube or whatever. So we took the car back to the dealership for the 2nd time and they fixed it.

So all is well right,wrong.

Heidi had not been feeling well all day. My mother in law watched them this afternoon. She called me at work to let me know that Heidi was running a low grade fever. ARGGHHH.

We are having Christmas this weekend with my mother in law and sister and brother in law. I really shouldn't complain because this is the 1st time we have been sick in awhile and it could be a lot worse, but I am only human.

So in the midst of all of this, I am trying to remain positive.

hee hee. Not doing to well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Employee of the Month

That would be me. I recieved the honor of being employee of the month at office depot. Supposedly I will be recieving a $75 dollar gift card sometime in the near future. That is pretty cool.

Men if your stomach turns at the talk of periods and such skip this paragraph.

Hopefully, this month will be the last of bad menstrual cycles. I will be having an ebaltion done on January 14th. What they do is they go in do a dnc and a take pictures of the inside of the uterus. Then, if all is well, they insert a balloon into the uterus and fill it full of hot water and burn the lining out of the inside of the uterus. Thus there is little to no bleeding. I have some issues. Can't remember if I told about these are not. Either my uterus is growin into my uterine muscle or I have some long diesease that causes me to cramp really bad. I feel pretty much like I am in labor every month. My hope is that I will be able to hold off at least 5 years before I have the hysterectomy. Anyway, I am pretty excited about the whole thing. less pain is good. It is an outpatient procedure and I should be up and back to normal in a couple of days after the surgery. Any prayers would be appreciate it.

Ok now that is all the pms talk.

This weekend we will have Christmas with my husband mother, grandmother and sister. That should prove to be pretty fun. We always have a good time together. Anyway, I am almost finished with grades for the semester. I have 1 hr before bedtime and I am going to try to finish them.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Trying to get back on track.


How easy it is to fall off of a horse. The past 2 weeks, I have gone off splurging more on food than I have in awhile. I haven't gained any weight which is pretty remarkable considering what I have been eating and that I haven't exercised consistently. I decided that I would walk on my lunch break at work. Even though I walked for only 10 minutes, I felt better, and I felt that I accomplished something.

I have a tendancy to loose focus during the day on what I am doing so I am going back to a daily planning routine. Every night before I go to bed, I will plan the next day out by physical writing that down. It seems that I get more accomplished that way. I want to read the 8th habit by Steven Covey maybe that will help me focus more to.

Well, speaking of focussing, I have to work on grades and progress reports that have to be turned in on Jan. 15th and I think that I will do a little laundry before bed.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Wow, Christmas came and is almost gone!!!

It just isn't the same anymore. It is a good different though. I never thought that I would say that getting a present wasn't important to me. Just reflecting on what I got this year, here are some things that I got all year.

*another year with a wonderful husband
*2 healthy children
*one semi restored relationship
*New close friends
*new vision on my life
*a smaller waist line
*a healthy extended family

Those are the important things that I got this year. I guess to sum it all up, I got relationships.

Those are pretty darn important. I am thankful to God above for all he has blessed me with.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

recap of the weekend

I have been very busy the last couple of days trying to catch up housework, christmas shopping, and working.


We got up and got on the road a little later than we wanted to, but all was good. The ride there was beautiful. We had a couple of snags on the road through Chatanooga, but that is expected. Trucks locking up, people being stupid. We stopped in Natalahala. Wow what a great little spot. I loved it there. I got some great shots of the girls there.Then it was on to N.C. We finally made it to the cabin without getting lost. (I was giving directions). We had a nice dinner waiting on us. Typical Christmas dinner. It was delicious though. We toured the cabin and it was beautiful. It had 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. (I got the card, I see a friends weekend coming up in our future). After dinner we made Christmas ornaments from construction paper, coloring book pages, ribbon and glue. Very cute tree. After that we hung out for a bit and went to bed.


I woke up about 2:30 and couldn't sleep. I sat up and looked at the fire in our nice fireplace for about an hour and thought about how for breakfast I wanted some ham and eggs. I went back to bed and woke up the next morning and cooked some ham and eggs. Yummy!!! We all got ready and went into Ashville and went shopping. It was a cool town with a lot of cool shops. Then, we went back to the cabin and got ready for an amazing evening. We all got dressed up and headed to the Biltmore. For dinner, I chose the Lobster Bisque, Roasted Duck, Apple Cranberry cake (pie). It was very delicious. Then we headed for the tour. OH My Lord the House was beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine living in a place like that. It was huge and beautifully restored. There was a bowling alley and a swimming pool inside the house. For that time period, it is pretty amazing to think about it. There were 35 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms in the house. Amazing. We headed back home that evening and went to bed and awaited snow for the next day.


We woke up to no snow, few flurries. I decided that I wanted to get out of the house and explore my surroundings. So Tara and I took the girls, I wanted to give the grownups a break, and headed out. We drove in the mountains for several hours. The temperature kept rising as we left weaverville. It was pretty hillarous. Well, we stopped at the downtown toyshop. Holly and Heidi were not impressed. Sooo, we headed back to make a quick stop at the grocery store. We were in the store maybe 15 minutes and came out to a freaking blizzard. It was snowing harder than I have ever seen in my life. It was a beautiful sight.. The girls were very excited. When we got back to the cabin, they played in the snow and had a great time. That evening we, John actually, built a bonfire. We roasted hot dogs and made smores. Then the girls, Tara and I , took a slide down the hill on our natural sleds (our butts). IT pays to pack a booty in the snow. That was fun. After that, we all headed in to get warm. We played triva pursuit and headed to bed.


We slept in. We had to be out by 11:00. So we did the normal packing thing. The line we were to travel on to get home was really the line the snow storm hit. We decided to go south. It added about 5 hours to our trip hom which was already 6 hours. So, if you do your math, that is 11 hours. yikes. Very long trip home, but very relaxing. We could have took the 6 hr trip, but it would have felt like 11 hours. So we chose less stress. yeah. We decided to go through helen Georgia. It was very beautiful . Then we had supper in Dalton, Georgia. Then it was home. I love the mountains. I love driving through them and seeing all of the beautiful overlooks. Eric and I are going to live there one day.

Tuesday- Wednesday

Back to work and daily grindstone. I will work tonight, but be off tomorrow and Saturday. Yippee.

Merry Christmas to anybody that does read this.

Be back next week.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

WE had a great time!!!

I must say!! As ed grimley would have put it. We went to Ashville, NC this weekend and it was wonderful. I will detail much later. Right now, reality has set in,I must go to work.

Snazzy!!!!! Posted by Hello
All dressed up and somewhere to go!!!!! Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 16, 2004

I hope blonde's have more fun!!

The reason that I hope blonde's have more fun is because I am one now. I got hightlights done today. ooooooo. I hope hubby will be happy with them. It will take some getting use to for me. It is a pretty dramatic change. We will see. I am kind of nervous about him seeing my hair. Most people would say it doesn't matter if he likes it do you? I however care what my prince charming thinks about what I look like. He looks at me more than I do. Thus, it is important. I am crossing my fingers and holding my breath.

I am excited about the trip I am about to go on to the Biltmore with the family. I am pretty excited. I here it nice there.
I am addicted to pretzels. Posted by Hello
I am addicted to hot chocolate. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Oh the Pain

Got my eyebrows waxed today. owwwww. That hurts really bad. The way I get mine done is my grandmother heats this wax up and then she puts this hot burning wax on my eyes. Then she precedes to let it harden. After this, she takes tweezers and rips the wax off with eyebrows. Man beauty is pain.

Monday, December 13, 2004


That is what I need. Man, my real job has me working as of the last 3 weeks 5 days in a row without a day off. I now realize why eric stays pissy a lot or how he used to. He really has improved his disposition. The man can bring you down if you let him. This is day 5 and it was really tough not to be negative. I lost focus and got pissed off tonight at work. They had me going in 3 different directions and I was determined to finish 1 project. I ended up finishing most of my work. I have to continually remind myself that is just paper supplies. I have got to get back to practicing my walking yoga. I felt better when I did that. I had a time of reflection on a daily basis. I just have to get back into the routine of things.

A Fighting Disposition

That is my description of myself when playing board games or pretty much any sport. Dang it. I love to win. hee hee. A minor character flaw for some, but I love that fighting spirit within myself.

I started reading my acting books again. I haven't gotten very far, but I am determined to read them. I really want to focus in the near future on drama, theatre, tv, etc. I don't want to be famous, I just want to do what I love to do. I remembered something to. There is no basment in the alamo either.

Friday, December 10, 2004

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of Jenita Smith. She was killed in an automobile accident. She was one of my cheerleader sponser in college. She was so precious. I post a picture of books because she loved literature so much. She will be missed. Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Feeling kind of sentimental

Maybe it is a result of high or low horomne levels. who knows? I can't sleep because I have to much going on in the old brain.This is the first time in a long time that this has happened. I ate some crackers and drank some milk and will try to get back to sleep soon. I lay in bed earlier thinking about how fortunate I am to be married to the most wonderful man in the world and have 2 great kids whom I love tremndously. We have some great friends. Although our life is not perfect, it has some great things in it. IN all reality, I am as happy as I can be on this earth.

I saw one of my directors in theatre tonight. I have decided to pick up my acting books that Eric bought me in Febuary and try reading them again. They are a bit beyond my way of thinking and intelect when it comes to preparing to be an actor and building a character, but I feel the need to try to stretch my way of thinking when it comes to this subject. I also am going to do some research on some other books that might intrest me on the subject of yoga.

I have to work this weekend so I will be pretty tied up with all of that. I am anxious to see the schedule for next week. I know that I will be off friday-Monday, so I look to work most of next week time will tell.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Getting back into the groove

It was nice to get back into the groove of my life yesterday. I hope that it will last for sometime. Thanksgiving and work have about shook my world upside down. I didn't have anything to do or anywhere to go yesterday and that enabled me to walk and get some much need house cleaning done. I still have plenty to do today, but I did get a lot done yesterday. I even got my tree decorated. yoohoo. I think the biggest adjustment for me is working 30 hour weeks and trying to juggle house, kids etc. Thank goodness Eric has stepped in to help. Hopefully after Christmas things will scale down at work a little and all will be well. I don't know how these supermoms do it. Work 40-60 hours a week and have kids to take care of and a house to take care of that would be impossible for me. I guess I am a big wimp. I can live with that though.

It was nice to get back into my yoga frame of mine. On my walk yesterday, the wind was blowing, the sun was shining. It was awesome to feel the presence of God through his creation and for just a few minutes focus on him alone.

Monday, December 06, 2004


It was cool today our homeschool group went caroling to an elderly home. These little old ladies were so sweet. They just loved to see the kids sing. It was fun to see them laugh and smile.

I am glad to be off for the next 2 days. That will be awesome. I actually don't have anywhere to go tomorrow except to start walking again. Rain or shine, I have to. If it rains we may ride over to the aquadome and walk there. So I may have one place to go. I have got to stay in shape for sure. I have been practicing my yoga poses still, but walking really makes a difference in relation to the poses.

I have a great husband. I love him very much.

Sunday, December 05, 2004


Friday - shopping/ work/slash baking/bed
Saturday- Huntsville shopping/play rehearsal/poker night
Sunday-rewrite on the play/figure out bills/church/bake/play/dinner/game of life at Scott's/bed
Monday-is yet to be seen.

I love to watch people do card tricks. Really, I do. I think that it is super cool. I guess it is the little kid in me. I still get amazed that Santa can make it all around the world in one night to. And don't blow up my hopes and dreams by telling me that he is not real because I saw him, the real him on Christmas eve in my living room talking to my mom and dad. So, maybe he doesn't come to your house because you don't believe in him, but he comes to mine.

Making the little fortune teller things like we made in grade school and the poppers is pretty fun to.

the kids in Sunday School reminded me how fun those things can be. It is crazy to me that they have lasted this long.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Work, moving, babysitting etc....

My week has been crazy, however, I haven't really lost it at all. I almost went off on this old lady at work one day. She was just hateful. She was asking me if we carried a certain item and I was asking her a question in return to make sure that I understood her and before I could even finish my question, she snapped at me. I was like hold that horse sister. I was thinking in my mind at first, I dare her to be ugly to me. Then, I felt sorry for her because she was either not well (mental) or she must have had some tragedy in her life to make her so hateful and bitter. It made me hope that I will never be an old bitty and that I will always be the nice old grandmother lady that makes you happy and smile. Kind of like Mrs. Clause.

My mom and dad moved all their stuff into their new house yesterday even though it was not totally complete. They had to move because the trailer that they were living in was being moved today. I went down and helped them move some stuff. It was a task. It made me feel good to help them. I was tickled actually. I got to babysit for mom (my sister kids that she keep m-f). That was cool. My mom and I made a intresting trip down to lake at like 11:00 monday to move some stuff that couldn't get wet due to the rain on Tuesday. Good thing we did. It was a nice trip of memories and remminissing. It was like old times when we used to spend a lot of time together.

Busy, but still foccused on peace and tranquility.