Journal Oct 10-16

Oct 10th

Question? Write down the name of someone you had a good conversation with recently.

2012

Hubby.

2013

Farra, my daughter. We talk a lot more now. Our relationship is good. My daughter is my best friend.

3383071c534ad96cac5ec21ec926236a (photo credit to bing.com)

Oct 11th

Question? What makes you feel wonderful?

2012

Hot showers.

2013

A tall glass of Pepsi and a pretzel with cheese. 🙂 hee hee

Soft-Pretzel(photo credit bing.com)

Oct 12th

Question? One word for today.

2012

Relaxing.

2013

Happy.

Oct 13th

Question? You have no patience for _____.

2012

Stingy people.

2013

Kids that don’t mind. Hint to my kids. 🙂

Oct 14th

Question? What expression do you overuse?

2012

Maybe. Will see.

2013

I will do that.

Oct 15th

Question? How much time do you spend commuting?

2012

None. Work at home.

2013

None. I putter at home writing and artwork. I don’t make any money at it, yet. 🙂

Oct 16th

Question? You woke up at ____.

2012

6 a.m. Hubby gets up early.

2013

7 a.m. It is an automatic thing, but I still set my alarm, because you never know. 🙂

Journal Oct 3-9

Oct 3rd

Question? What was the last bad movie you watched?

2012

Luckily, I have not watched a bad one. I haven’t watched too many this year with the hubby being deployed.

2013

It was some Earth movie. I forget the title even. Poor story line and acting. I couldn’t even watch 15 mins. of it. We rarely not watch all the way through.
Anniversary Flowers 2013 005 My beautiful anniversary flowers from hubby this year. 🙂

Oct 4th

Question? In three words, describe your love life.

2012

Happy. Love him. No time for one on one anymore though.

2013

Friend. Love. Happy.

Oct 5th

Question? What question makes you anxious?

2012

Will my kids succeed?

2013

Will I accomplish what I want before I’m too old to.

Oct 6th

Question? Do you have any new friends?

2012

No one close but casual. Deb and Heather.

2013

A couple new ones. Beth and Jennifer.

Oct. 7th

Question? Are you happy with your choices today?

2012

Yes. I can’t sulk about it. What’s done is done. Learn.

2013

I should have got up and made breakfast. It would get me moving. So not really happy with it today.

Oct 8th

Question? What is your biggest dream?

2012

To be a famous writer. I would like people to admire me and family proud of me.

2013

I want to live a happy and healthy life. I want a family that is close and spends time together.

Oct 9th

Question? You want a new _____

2012

Car. 🙂

2013

House. I already have an old one. It would be nice to have one without problems and stress.

460852_10150912197852483_1370307956_o My very old house. 🙂

Gobble Till You Wobble

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The first stage, fine marker. I saw this saying on good ole Pinterest. Love that site. I did mostly Halloween projects last year, it was fun to do these Thanksgiving ones. It seems Thanksgiving tends to be left alone. I love the holiday. I miss the big holiday dinners that we had when I was growing up. I know we will have those again one day, I do have four kids after all. Multiply that and it equals big family. Yay!

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I added the watercolor pencils. I like this art type. I like acrylic paints but need more practice.

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The final product. I love it. It looks good with the other wall decor I did today.

Turkey Dance

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My dancing turkey art for Thanksgiving. I don’t have a lot of Thanksgiving art to hang, decided to make my own. This is the drawing with fine marker.

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The next stage, coloring with watercolor pencils. I am still learning the technique and enjoy the outcome.

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The stage of adding water. I think it turned out good. I’m getting better at applying the water. I use to add to much water and then it would run. Progress!

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Last stage, added a fun saying. It is now on my wall, on to the next project. Happy Sunday!

It was a Monday…

car pushing (photo credit to Bing.com)

I decided to head back home from my daughter’s on Monday and ended up with a broken car on the interstate. I can be thankful I was able to coast to the side and for cellphones for calling my hubby. I must be listening to hubby when he talks to people about cars because I was able to figure out it is my fuel pump. He has done a couple tests and so far it is pointing to that. He has another one to do to make sure it isn’t something else. My luck, it will be a bigger problem. The car has been a good one, but it has had electrical issues. I hope it is nothing bigger. He did try the fuse and no such luck for an easy fix, they were fine. Sigh. I am thankful also for having the son living here because now we can share his car.

It did create a few funny odd happenings though.

Hubby came to pick me up, we grabbed everything out of the car just in case something would happen to the car before we got back the next morning to pick it up. It happened after hours and nothing was open to rent a car pulling thingy. We missed grabbing my bag that had my comb in it and my toothbrush.

The bag was grey and it was dark, in disguise.

I had no way of combing my hair after showering that night. All the males in the family have no hair or really short hair so they don’t comb their hair. My son Jessup was really sweet trying to comb my hair with his fingers. I take it he missed me being gone. 🙂 I must say, I had really fluffy hair not being able to comb it. LOL. I did go to the store the next morning and of course forgot buying a comb. It was even on my list. Shaking my head.

Luckily, my daughter has an OCD issue with toothbrushes, she had bought several and left here, so I was able to have a new toothbrush after showering. I needed a new one anyway. Now, I must replenish her stash.

While I was showering, I was in deep thought about my car, I put body wash on my hair. I kept thinking why isn’t this lathering up? I turned around and realized I had grabbed my body wash. Duh. Maybe that is why my hair was fluffy. We could be on to something there. 🙂

The next morning we were able to rent a U-Haul car dolly pully thingy. We went to pick up the car which was about 30 minutes from us. Yeah, I was that close to being home.

It rained all morning.

Luckily, it stopped long enough for us to push the car up onto the dolly. I got to do the steering. It was a bit of fun, though I kept thinking I would not hit the brake in time and go flying into my hubby’s pickup. Of course, it has those big tire dips so that wasn’t going to happen. You know, a writer dreams up the worse and funny scenes possible.

We were able to get it back to our duplex. The next fun task was to get it into the garage. We have a pretty steep drive way. Hubby pulled up into a vacant driveway a few duplexes North of us. At first, I was helping the oldest son to try to rock it off the dolly but I am a weakling and couldn’t get it. Once again, I am put into the steering task. I could just picture myself flying backwards off it and crashing into an oncoming car.

I did good.

I braked again when I was supposed to, then hubby switched and became the steering person. The oldest son got him pushed out into the street and they were able to turn the car to head down the little hill to our drive.

It was a funny sight to watch.

Son pushing while hubby trying to turn into the drive and up the drive. They almost made it, but not enough He-Man. Poor son got his workout.

They did get it in the garage after some major pushing. Unfortunately, the son ended up dizzy afterwards because of his last month’s head injury. He is ok just over did it. I know this weakling wouldn’t have been able to push it. I better get myself back to the YMCA. 🙂

All ends well. I am glad it wasn’t a worse situation. I am hoping for a quick and easy fix. 🙂