Non-Productive Almost Productive

Well, January flew by fairly quickly. Though it feels like the last two decades have flown. I begin each month with a BIG list of things to get done. Normally, accomplish half if I’m lucky. January stayed with the normal accomplishments. I’m a little disappointed but I will once again make that list for February and begin again. I think I’m addicted to lists. 🙂

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I didn’t finish reading any books, sigh. Read, but it was mostly articles. Too bad those don’t count on GoodReads. 🙂 I did buy two books thanks to the youngest son wanting his comic books. At least he is reading. Wish I could get his brother to read. Sigh.

February is here and I celebrated another birthday. The youngest made me a vanilla cake. I did not once get up and help him. I wanted to but he has to learn on his own. He has made several now. Hubby, Jessup, and Adric helped me celebrate. Daughter posted some nice pictures with some wonderful words. 🙂 She should be writing. She is good at it. The oldest son I didn’t hear from but he is out to sea (Navy) so I will forgive him. LOL.

I did get lazy this week and we ate out a lot. I figured my birthday week so why not. I do feel sluggish so back to cooking this week.

I hope your February goes great in all aspects of your life!

I’m pushing forward to get crap done! 🙂 LOL

A my bday 2018 Adric who made the cake and lighting the candles. I’m afraid we have a fire loving kid, he kept trying to do tricks with it. Ugh. LOL

J my bday 2018 Jessup, he looks thrilled. LOL

H my bday 2018 The hubby. 🙂

A – and A + + Art Day 2

tielia-and-i-1980 Day 2 Challenge.

This is my best friend from grade school and high school. 🙂 It is her birthday today! We were in 4th grade here. I’m the one without the hat. 🙂 Seems like yesterday. lol  I did the background on yellow cardstock and then used Bic markers to do the designs on the background. I love doodling. I posted this on her Facebook. 🙂 We don’t see each other much nowadays, drifted apart, but we do still talk and care about each other. Great friend, fun friend. 🙂

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I dislike when someone takes the last bit of ice cream and leaves the container in the fridge. A certain young son of mine. lol  Of course, I think there is still ice cream until I go to get some and it is empty. 🙂

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Watching when your child succeeds at something, no matter how small of an achievement. Love the smile on their faces. 🙂

What is your – and + of life?

Its My Birfday.

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My birthday selfie!
I’m enjoying a quiet day at home. I read a bit this morning. I enjoyed a glass of Pepsi, but thinking about getting a fountain pop. And maybe a cookie, yea.
The oldest son and I were going to go to a movie but saw they don’t offer early times in winter. Darn it. So thinking cheap night movie with all three boys but can we decide on a movie. I’ll get back to you on that one.

Unfortunately, hubby and daughter can not be here but maybe see them this weekend. Yay! Hubby for sure as long as the winter storms do not prevent that. Life of a trucker.

Enjoying all the happy birthdays on social medias. It makes it not so lonely. I sure miss my grandparents and my dad today. Grandma always made birthdays special. One of these days I hope to spend it with my mom. I didn’t grow up with her but we are OK. I’m not sad about it anymore. I understand better as an adult. And also miss my Aunt Mary’s homemade cakes. Yum.

I do so enjoy spending it with my kids and hubby when we can.

Happy birthday to anyone who has the same birthday!

Happy BDay to Me!

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Well, it’s my birthday. 🙂 A cold and snowy day. I guess it should be since it is February. 🙂

I decided to try something on Facebook this year. I hid my birthday so it wouldn’t remind others of the day just to see if anyone would. I am pleased that a small few have. It does prove though without those wonderful reminders, no one remembers. LOL… Sneaky Facebook.

I have all my peoples on lists, so I don’t forget something major. It makes things easier and quick to go through the newsfeed, at least on my computer.

Anyway, I am going to make some spaghetti for supper.

I have actually been sick for the last week with a nasty chest cold. I still don’t have my strength completely up but it is getting there. I can say this was the first time I had been sick in two years. I think that is pretty good. I have always been pretty healthy. I think with hubby’s upcoming retirement and the stress of figuring out where the next paycheck is coming from helped with the body not fighting that nasty cold.

I hope everyone has a lovely evening! We are in for more snow. Ugh. Where is Spring? 🙂

Cheers to 2014!

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Happy New Year!

My New Year’s Eve was spent in my cozy little living room under my warm and fuzzy blanket. 🙂 The two younger boys went to an all night roller skating party, the older boy at his girlfriend’s, and that left hubby and I some quiet alone time. We spent it watching movies! 🙂

We thought of going to watch a movie but we couldn’t agree on one we both really wanted to watch. I think we both were just not wanting to go. After we dropped the young ones off we stopped at Sonic for a yummy sundae! 🙂 After stuffing our faces we headed to the movie rental place. We ended up with 5 movies of different categories.

We watched two movies and the last one was in the middle when midnight hit. We were a bit late wishing each other Happy New Year. If it hadn’t been for the fireworks going off in the neighborhood we probably would have missed it completely.  🙂 One of our neighbors had some fun with those, they lasted awhile. We didn’t even get up to look.

Like I said, warm fuzzy blanket. 🙂

We were about twenty minutes late sending a SnapChat to the oldest daughter wishing her happy birthday! She has a lucky New Year’s Day birthday. No, she wasn’t the New Year’s baby, she was second to be born in the hospital that day. 😦 I tried.

Hubby picked up the boys bright and early on New Years Day and they were all smiles from the fun they had. We then sent them directly to bed for some rest.

Ah, more quiet. See we planned this right. 🙂 We continued some more movie watching and hubby made us cheese and ham omelets. Yum!

I also put cheese, chili, and little smokies into my neat little three crockpot gadget. All day today we snacked on nachos and little smokies. What a meal. 🙂

It also lightly snowed!

Even though our evening wasn’t full of exciting things, it was nice. It was nice to have hubby here and the kids happily doing what they enjoyed. I would like some year to visit New York and see the ball drop. I think that would be fun. One of these years I would like to throw a party with friends where we can enjoy games and maybe even some beverages. 🙂

I’m glad every year is a bit different how we celebrate and not the same thing every year.

As for resolutions, I mostly just want to be happy and healthy. I suppose that means I better pledge to eat better and to exercise more. I guess beginning the New Year with nachos and smokies wasn’t the way to start the healthy resolution. I guess I also bombed the exercise part with planting my bum on the couch. I suppose this is record breaking time in breaking my resolutions. Ooops. Oh wait, I was happy! Yay I kept one! 🙂

I wish everyone the best of everything in 2014! I am happy to have crossed paths with everyone one of you in some way! 🙂

Never regret, regrets make unhappy people.

Journal Nov 28-Dec 5

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Nov. 28th

Question? What was the last risk you took?

2012

Quit my job of seventeen years and became a stay at home mom. Scary.

2013

I began sharing my blog posts. I don’t mind sharing with strangers but it freaks me out to share with people I know. Weird, huh?

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Nov. 29th

Question? What five words describe your mood?

2012

Happy. Full. Relaxed. Awake. Fat.

2013

Content. Happy. Relaxed. Loved. Alive.

Nov. 30th

Question? Today you almost ______

2012

Wrote. 🙂

2013

Became motivated. 🙂

Dec. 1st

Question? What would you like your epitaph to read?

2012

Caring. Fun. Loving. Beautiful.

2013

Sweet. Caring. Fun. Pretty.

Dec. 2nd

Question? What details from today would you like to remember?

2012

I always remember this as grandma’s birthday. Miss her.

2013

Remembering grandma’s birthday. Love and miss her.

Dec. 3rd

Question? On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?

2012

A BIG 10!!!!

2013

I am most definitely a 10!!! 🙂

Dec. 4th

Question? Do you want to know how it ends?

2012

I sometimes think so, but then other times no. I don’t know. 🙂

2013

No. A mystery is good. The unexpected.

Journal Oct 31-Nov 6

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Oct. 31st

Question? Halloween plans? What’s your costume?

2012

No costume. Going with Adric, his friend, and his friend’s mom.

2013

No costume. My daughter had hip surgery today. A minor one which was an outpatient thing. Once she felt ready we went to her bar that she bartends at around 10pm. We enjoyed watching all the crazy drunks and costumes. There were some neat costumes. She was on crutches but felt good. It was good to be out.

Nov 1st

Question? What was something you couldn’t do today?

2012

Write.

2013

I didn’t see my boys. I’m staying with the daughter for awhile until she feels comfortable with the crutches. She is doing good. It was a movie watching kind of day. 🙂

Nov 2nd.  Happy birthday to my youngest kid, Adric!

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Question? What’s your biggest expense right now?

2012

Rent on the duplex.

2013

Rent on the duplex and upkeep on the house back home. It is well worth it. Enjoying our time in big little city. Love having two places to call home. I don’t have to live full time in a messy remodel of a home. LOL

Nov 3rd

Question? When did you last hold a baby?

2012

Wow, probably Adric my son. Ten years ago.

2013

This summer at a baseball game for my son Jessup, a lady handed me her baby while she was swatting bees! LOL I was like, oh, don’t cry little one, I am out of practice!

Nov. 4th

Question? Today you made ______.

2012

Progress on writing my first novel. A small progress but it is a start!

2013

My daughter feel better. 🙂 She was having an allergic reaction to the bandages on her hip incision. I had to go get some new bandages from the store. I brought Wendy’s food back while out getting the bandages! I am such a good mom. LOL

Nov 5th

Question? What should remain as-is?

2012

???????

2013

My hair. I am keeping it long for the winter. It makes a great warm covering! lol In the Spring, I can cut it for the warm weather. It actually grows fast anymore so I am not afraid to cut it off. 🙂

Nov 6th

Question? What time did you go to bed last night?

2012

I believe it was about 11pm. Normal.

2013

I think it was between 11-12pm. Fairly normal thing. It varies depending on what I am doing. If I read, it tends to be later. I hate putting a book down once I get to reading it. 🙂