I'm a 40-something working mom of an outstanding 18 year old high school graduate. Married for 20 years and looking for our lives to change in the next 6 months as our one and only child has joined the Marines!!
What a beautiful day it was yesterday!!! And this morning it is so cool and is just begging for Fall!!! These are the days that make me feel sooo good!! I have such great intentions when I get up in the morning - and hopefully this will be one of those days where I actually get done what I think I want to get done!! I pulled out all of my totes in the basement for Fall decorating yesterday and I plan to make my home all Fall-like today!! I'm going to burn some pumpkin scented tarts and just tear it up!! Yes, I am!!
We had a get together last night for my sweet Dad. He turned 80 on Friday and it was such a tough birthday for him. My Momma passed away in March of this year and this was his first birthday without her. I know he thought of her all day and was so sad. They were married 61 years and were so in love!! They were that older couple that sat on the same side of the booth - held hands always - went everywhere together - and loved each other so deeply. We got together with Dad, my two brothers and their wives, a couple of great cousins and their wives and two of my nephews, new niece-in-law and our brand new baby of the family - a four month old great nephew!! I so expected to walk into the house and see my Sweet Momma there - it made my heart so sad that she wasn't. But we all braved through it and rejoiced that we could be there together to celebrate my Dad. Delicious food of course but most of all being together with my Dad.
So for today - get my Fall on!!! I will, I will, I will!!! I've already been on Pinterest this morning to get inspired......this will happen!!!
Have a Fall-tastic day!!!!
Oh my, oh my, oh my!!! What a wonderful thing Pinterest is!! I can get lost for hours and hours!!! I guess I'm a major "lurker" and this satisfies my inner craving to look into someone's ideas without having to know them at all!! But, with the links provided, I can certianly inquire as to how to, and do you mind if I do questions to the original "owner" of the idea. Now, I don't "pin" if I can't locate the original idea or if the "owner" says no to pinning. I really understand when people get ticked off if someone has horned in on their particular idea, claimed ownership to it, or doesn't give the credit where the credit is due. I know that new systems take awhile to get all the kinks worked out of them, and improving it as well. I think Pinterest is doing a fine job growing from at least where I started following it. I've tried lots of the recipes from there - what a great avenue that is!!! I've tried some of the organization tricks and tools and some of the crafty decorations. I think this Fall is going to really spin out of control for me on Pinterest!! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I'm like a addict - with Fall being my crack!!!
I actually have followers on Pinterest - people with much the same interest that I have. I have followed many as well. I think of all the posters that I like or re-pin as friends I have yet to meet.
Oh what a wonderful world we have with technology!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
It's been how long?????????????
Way to long, I know!!! My life has been topsy turvy for the last 3 years. My sweet Momma was ill for so long and I have devoted much of my free time physically and mentally with her and my Dad to get them both healed and healthy. Unfortunately, we lost my Momma in March of this year. A devastating loss to say the least. She was the kindest, most loving and forgiving person. If I ever got the chance to pick out my Mom, she would have been the #1 pick - I just got really lucky!! I had the honor of being by her side when she died. I talked to her and told her everything that was going on outside, I thanked her for everything she had done for us all, told her I loved her, talked about my son. I know she heard me, I just wish that I could have heard her voice one last time. I know people say it wouldn't have been enough, that I would have wanted more time. Maybe they are right, but I would have loved to have the opportunity to ask again....
My son is currently serving in the USMC and is deployed to Afghanistan. Another stresser - huh? He's my one and only child and I tend to focus completely on him - amazing, isn't it?? Not something he enjoys, I'm sure!! I hope and pray everyday that he will be safe and come home to us just as he left us. He got to come home for 4 days when my Momma died, but quite honestly - that wasn't long enough!! I'm a greedy gal!!
These last 4 months have been so hard. I miss my Momma so much that it hurts. I know that I'm not the first one to feel this....but it sure feels like it!
I'm slowly getting out of my funk...maybe I'll post to this blog on a more regular basis! It feels so good just to type it out and not say it outloud. I think I may be back!!