Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It is official... I completely suck.

I can use this time to spout excuse after excuse as for why YET AGAIN I have forgotten this little blog thing.  To busy with work to post... umm I was a home healthcare worker with access to a computer, I could have totally updated when client was sleeping or not in need of me.  Family issues...ummm my life is centered around my three nephews and if I am at their house again I have access  to internet and computer so I could have posted.  Dad being transferred...Okay so this one did take up a BIG chunk of my time; getting the house ready to sell, trying to keep it clean with all the animals so people could come and look was a task all in itself, trying to find a house in a new state, find new job in new state (Mom did, me not so much) and then big move.

I am not going to say that now that life has started to settle down that I am going to post more often, because chances are that my ADD will kick and I will go off to do......oh shiny thing on the floor.....umm... to do something else.  BUT I will try.

And Yes, I realize that if it wasn't for having someone bringing my Raverly profile up today in front of me I probably would not have updated this...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I completely forgot I had a blog!!

Yupe I forgot I had a blog, or at least that is what it feels like! I am really going to make a real effort to work on this thing this year. I am sure I have said that before I really mean it this year. This year is going going to be different, I am actually going to do something.

As my family and friends know that when I was in school I use to be very active in music. I was in the high school girls choir, concert choir and touring choir. I also took private vocal lessons from a private music school and sang solo's with them. When I was younger I learned to play the guitar among other instruments, but it could not hold my interest. It really was not the instrument that I wanted to learn.

This year I think it is time to do something different, to do something for myself. I am wanting to learn to play the Violin. I am sort of nervous that I might be too old to learn, but my mother has told me that my Great Aunt was 80 when she started to play the piano. I figure if she can do it then so can I. I am also worried that because of my disability that I won't be able to play. The last time I let my disability stop me it was knitting and I am now a knitting fiend. So in my brain if I can knit I should be able to learn to play the Violin.

You cannot let a disability rule your life, if there is something you want to do then make it happen. Learn to adapt and overcome the obstacles!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random Picture time

Okay I think it is random picture time...I am going to try to add some pictures that I have had for some time. I just have been either lazy or busy to get the pictures....

These lovelies are from Miss T right before and after she came home...

Then these are from Christmas...I wanted to show how big our tree really is.
Does everyone else see that the top just touches the ceiling??

More of Miss T....

Now for some random picts that I took this last summer that I really like and that I want to share....

Hope everyone enjoyed the picture show...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another sleepless night

What is it with this no sleeping thing?? I just don't get why I did not sleep last night. I was tired, I was comfortable and I had my music so normally I would have been set but no. Sleep eluded me all night, I thought that maybe after I posted my blog message this morning I thought I might get some sleep but no. I went back to watching cartoons thinking that this would bore me to sleep, again the answer was no. I just chose to put so up beat music on my Ipod and grab a book and read til the kids got up. That is what I did.

Now tonight it is almost one in the morning and here I sit. I am so tired that I have a headache, but still no sleep. I think I will just go lay in my darkened room and wait for sleep to come or go. Thank God that I do not have to do anything special tomorrow. I am not sure I will be coherent to do anything but stair the TV or maybe just read a book.

Speaking of books I have a couple to add to my list of recommended reading...
At Christmas I read a book named "The Expected One" by Kathleen McGowen. It is a fiction book on the search for Mary Magdalene gospel. It is FICTION and I know that but still there is something in there that makes you think.... Well Kathleen McGowen had a second book named "The Book of Love", this one is about the search for the Gospel written by Jesus himself. Again this a Fictional Story, although you do learn alot about Mitilda of Tuscany. Both of these books are very good, they are definatly books that you can read and reread many times before you are done with them. I am rereading "the Expected One" and I am finding things that I missed the last time I read it.

Thats about it for now. I aplogize for things not sounding right on not being spelt right...I blame the no sleeping thing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The sleep deprived

Here I am sitting at my brothers at about 3 in the morning. I love coming here and I even like the idea of spending the night so that I can see the kids off to school in the morning. But for some reason I can never sleep!! I am not sure if it is that it is not my bed or that it is gosh darn HOT here!! I sweat to death at night here no matter what I do. It is driving me crazy!!! I am not sure what is worse....The fact that I am actually tired and that I know that I need to get up in the morning and be chipper for the sake of the kids or that is the fact that I need to be in the car tomorrow with M on the way to Peoria and not get to go home and nap until later in the day. I have a feeling that it is going to be a long day ful;l; of soda and sugar so that I stay awake.

That's it for now...sorry that it is a drive by posting but what do you expect for this late of an hour??

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hello February

This is just a drive posting...I am waiting for my camera to charge enough so that I can post pictures. Today (I had to look at the time on that one) was K's Derby for Boy Scouts.... he got third in his group. Great job K!!! Next weekend is W's (the older W) birthday party. I think I got him something he really will like. I love being the aunt with all the cool toys!! I was smart I got him something that all the boys will like. I just have to remind him that it is more fun to play with others then it is by yourself.

Pictures coming soon....Thought I would warn you!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Whats going on....

I thought I would give a beginning of the year (yeah I know it really is not the beginning of the year but still) report on what I am doing. I am warning you now that I am going to talk books, knitting and family. You have been warned!!!


In the beginning of January I decided that I was going to read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I'm not sure how many times I had the book in my hand every time I went to a bookstore and then chose not get it. For some reason at Christmas I was at Walmart with my mother and Uncle (Uncle doesn't drive either and he needed to go Christmas Shopping, mind you it was the week before Christmas) I was in the book isle just skimming the titles. I normally don't buy books from Walmart, I wait and go to the Borders or Barns and Noble that is about an hour from home. I am not sure why...maybe it is because that is what I am use to....use to work near the Borders for 5 years. Anyway....back to the Book isle.... I saw one of the workers putting a couple of books back on the shelf and there it was. She was putting the only copy Twilight of back. It was a sign that I needed to get it here. Now. Some people say that I jumped on the Twilight bandwagon just because the movie came out and they might be right but I think this is different. I have been wanting to read Twilight for some time, I just never did. I had seen the previews for the movie and they helped to peek my interest for the book but still I didn't read the book. I waited and waited but when I saw the book at Walmart right before Christmas was a sign, that it was time to read it. Here is the thing I still did not read the book... Every time I would pick up the book and crack the cover something would come up and I would leave the book for something else. I finally started to actually read the book on New Year's Eve, my parents went out and me not being a party person stayed home. I had the book finished on the first then started to reread it on the 2nd (my birthday). I now have read all 4 books (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn). I tried to tell myself in the beginning that the only reason that I was reading the books was because I always read the book that a movie is based on because we all know that the books is always better then the movie, since the movie was suppose to be really good so the book had to be great... But at the end of Breaking Dawn I knew that I was addicted, that I was caught in the web of the Twilight series.

I am working on 2 projects right now. I am still working on the Spiderweb shawl from Victorian Knitting Today. It is my first Lace project... It was suppose to be a wedding present but things happen and now it is going to be a regular present...that is if I ever finish it. My second project is a knitted doll. The last time I went to Barns and Noble I picked up a Knitted Toy book. I wanted something that was just plain knitting, no following charts, no hard counting or yarn over patterns. So now I have everything knit I am just waiting to get stuffing so that I can put it together. Next thing will be to knit it cloths so that it is not naked. I like things that just keep going. Finished projects are great but I really enjoy the process of making the stuff better then the idea that it is done. I know that that sounds odd but I really don't care.

My brother got married the the 3rd of Jan. It was a nice little thing, just our family and hers. Then it was off to the house for a little get together. It was really nice. M (brother) went back on the boat about a week later and has been there ever since. He should be coming home sometime next week. Then just this week W lost his first tooth. It is a funny story.... M (sister inlaw) took the kids to a family friend after school. After awhile W came to M showing her the lose tooth. Then about ten minutes later W came back to M with the tooth in his little hand. He had wiggled it til it was real lose, then twisted it until it came out!! His Thinking??? Now he gets a dollar from the tooth fairy and he can put it to a new video game!!! Yupe thats my boy... anything to get a new game. I am not sure if that is my influence or his fathers.

Okay I think I have bored you enough now. I am going to check my email and continue to listen to Glenn Beck's radio show from today. I might not get him on the radio but thank God that I am an insider and I can listen him on the internet! If the Fairness Doctrine passes that might be the only place to listen to him!