End of School Year

I see it has been a month since the last post. It has been a busy month for sure. We were getting ready for our second grand baby to be born. She was born about a week ago! A beautiful girl named ZeQara. She is fun and adorable. Mommy is doing good as well. 🙂 She and mommy are living with us currently. ZeQara is a good baby so far.  🙂  I tell her mom that means she will be ornery when she is older. LOL

Hopefully not, but you know.   🙂

We were blessed with our four kids being pretty good babies. ZeQara’s mom(oldest kid) is so far the orneriest of them all. Still have two going through high school, so one could win that honor yet. The youngest at times tries.

I sure can not believe how fast time flies. I remember as a young kid wanting time to speed up. The adults would say oh just wait, it will go by so fast when you are an adult. I didn’t believe them. Wowzers!

Definitely, they were correct.

Then what will we ever do?

Spoil grand kids? I think that is a winner! We have two now! Bummer the grandson is many miles away, but that might change someday! If not, maybe traveling will be in the plans to see him. Miss his parents as well.  🙂

We are in for some more rain tonight. We have had way too much for the month. Our lake and rivers are getting too high. We did see a tornado two days ago that was along side our neighborhood, a mile or two away, so there was no damage. Hopefully the weather person is wrong for more storms tonight.

Well, I best figure out supper, have a good night everyone! 🙂

 

Been A Wee Bit

I hope this is the beginning of more blogs. It has been a busy year, so I didn’t put blogging at the top of that busy schedule. I’m ready to now. I miss it and reading everyone’s blogs. I want to believe I’ve slacked on it because I was out of ideas but I think it was simply not writing them down.

I began a different calendar/journal book and it’s taken time to figure out how I wanted to use it. It is a mix of personal and business stuff. It is meant to get me motivated. Some of the weeks I do great and other weeks I bomb completely!

Before when I wrote the blogs, it was open word and write. No planning. I’ll still write some that way but now I will try the writing on paper and planning. My calendar/journal has many cool inserts I can buy and so I’ve been having fun buying a few and experimenting with how I want to use them. I don’t always use them like it is meant to be used. I like to be creative and use them a bit differently. Like my blog posts is actually going to be wrote on an insert that is meant for lists and notes. I’ll use the list portion for the ideas and then use the note side for writing the post. Of course, when I write it in word I tend to add and change it a bit. I seem to think of more things once I start typing. It does get the ideas going. Good insert! I found it on a clearance shelf and grabbed it because of the price. I didn’t know for sure what I was going to use it for, until today. 🙂

This is for my blogging.

Bullet Journal Beginner

I wish I had done this for her when I was pregnant with her. A neat idea. 🙂

Lights, Camera, Action

I’ve been bullet journaling for a while now, but it’s taken some time to figure out exactly what I want & need to track. It’s also taken some trial and error with different kinds of trackers and designs. I’m finally ready to share some of my favorite trackers and pages! I still feel like a newbie even after a year of journaling but I am 100% more consistent now with tracking.

Why bullet journal? I’ve always been a big believer in the therapeutic power of journaling in general. With a bullet journal, I’ve been able to stay more organized and I hold myself accountable more often than not. It’s also interesting to analyze things like my sleep schedule or spending habits, so that I can better understand and adjust my habits to meet a healthier and more successful lifestyle. If you’re looking to get started or maybe just searching for…

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Pregnant, Packing, & Pop!

My daughter’s blog. 🙂

Lights, Camera, Action

I am beyond happy to be pregnant with my Rainbow baby this year. Besides all of the ups and downs that typically come with pregnancy to think about, I quickly realized my due date was also post move out date for my apartment. Here’s how I made it happen and some advice for anyone looking to move while pregnant or near their due date.

First, I couldn’t choose to stay. My roommate and I had lived together for a year and a half, most of which she spent living at her boyfriends house. They had decided to move in together. I love my apartment and would have loved to stay before I knew I was pregnant. I had thought about getting a new roommate. I also had thought about making moves to go active in my Army career which could move me anyways. Our apartment is a super perfect 2B…

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My January 2019

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New lists,
Old goals.
Same work,
Some chores.
Mostly smiling,
Rarely crying.
Birthday approaching,
Crackling knees.
January ends,
February begins.


©JwlsMacRay2019

Simply sums up my month of January. 🙂 It has been a decent year thus far. A few bumps in the road but more good happenings. It is currently cold and a bit of snow on the ground. Though we have had some nice weather this month as well. Tonight is so far the coldest night we have had to deal with. My ideal temp is around 40 – 50 if it has to be cold. I must say yesterday was 32 and it felt nice because the sun was out after hiding for some time and NO wind. It felt really nice. I can handle that. Today it was sunny but that dang wind was there.


Well, I best get off here and hit the pillow. I am trying real hard to get back to bed before midnight again. Sigh. I have been terrible with staying up until 1 or 2 because of my job. It has been the way the schedule has fell. My own fault. 🙂 Night!

Amazonite Rock

I love rock collecting. This year I began collecting again. 🙂

I subscribe to a monthly box subscription called Awakening in a Box. I wasn’t sure how to display it at first then I saw these cute boxes that I love buying for no certain reason other than they are cute. Now they have a purpose. 🙂

I am a sucker for all things container or office supplies. It is a good thing I have to drive to get most of these or my money would be gone. LOL

I love that she puts a card in that has information about it. They also come in a small bag with the name on it. I get three rocks a month along with some other fun stuff. The total cost with shipping is $19.00.

Do you subscribe to any box subscriptions? 🙂

The Princess and the Rainbow

Cool story! My daughter wrote this. 🙂

Lights, Camera, Action

Once Upon a Time…

There was beautiful princess. The princess loved to play in the forest and with all the creatures in her magical kingdom. She would dance and sing all day long with her forest friends. There wasn’t an inch of the forest she hadn’t seen! She was so happy and always smiling. If a forest creature was sad, she would do everything she could to make them happy again. The princess’s laughter was magical indeed; it could make the gloomiest of days bright for any creature in the forest. It was the most powerful magic in all the 5 kingdoms. Unfortunately though, the princess had a small hole in her heart that kept her from sharing her magic with the other kingdoms. She very much longed and yearned to share her magical laughter with everyone she could and she grew frustrated each day that passed and she couldn’t…

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