Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Economic crisis hits home

My son- in law was layed off last Friday. He is an Accountant in a major firm. He made it through the busy season and watched many co- workers let go. He thought he was safe.

Not so.

The kids have such a good attitude. He received a 2 months severance and babygirl1 provides the health care for the family. They have been financially responsible, have no credit card debit and both cars that are paid for. They will be fine but I worry. It's my job as a Mom.

In this tough economic times, I feel so lucky. I just got ANOTHER job, not losing my only job.

I hope hubby finds a job soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

There's really nothing wrong with him!

I manage to have a nice weekend despite my cold. I liquored up on airborne and I didn't get as sick as a lot of my colleagues. Whew!

I hung out with my Mister most of the weekend. Saturday our "boys" met and it was love at first sight. Buddy is exceptional with kids and little dude is no exception. They bonded over wii and the swimming pool. It was a warm, sunny day, perfect for our activities. I wish I could post a picture but I don't feel comfortable to post a picture of him without his dad's okay. I will tell you though, he is a stunner!

Later that day, I drove buddy to the theater so he could see a movie with his friends. He says to me on the drive:

"Mom, I like Mr. J. i hope you marry him."

Me:Umm, I'm glad you like him but, it's only been 4 1/2 months.

Buddy:Well, you are older so don't wait too long.

Me: I should probably wait for him to ask me though.

Buddy: Mom, this is 2009, girls ask that kind of stuff. And, there's really nothing wrong with him so don't wait.

There's really nothing wrong with him!

Wisdom of a fifteen year old boy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Since not much is going on...

I thought I would post some pics. Some you may have seen, some not.

I feel so blessed to have such wonderful kids and that my girls have found awesome men to compliment them.

I also feel so fortunate to found my Mister. I so believe in fate. I didn't want to go to the Medical staff party. I was sick and felt like shit. He didn't want to go either. But, we both showed up.


I think I was at a turning point in my life. I had been alone for 3 years. I had grown into a very self reliant, mature woman. I do believe I was close to the point where I would be undateable. I was becoming to set in my ways, too in dependant.

I don't know if you all remember, but I was hesitant and didn't think he was for me in the long term. I had a list of all the things I wanted in a man. He had them all but he also had one that I didn't want.

A small child. I have raised my kids, enjoyed them and now I'm almost done. I have been able to take care of myself and enjoy life. I wasn't sure I could do it all again, especially a child I have not raised myself.

But then I realized that if I really love Mr. J that if I don't accept his son it's like not accepting a vital part of him, like his heart or a lung. I mean really! I know how much my kids mean to me.

I finally met little dude and it was love at first sight. Watching my Mister with his little guy made me love him even more. Little dude was slow to warm up but by the second encounter, he was talking my head off and asking ME to get him a drink.

I want to post his picture because he is so adorable but I will refrain.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I did this today...

I know, I know. Late huh? But, I knew I wouldn't be getting any of this back:

So I wasn't in a rush.

I turbo taxed it and e-filed.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vegas Breakfast Finale

Time sure flies when you are having fun. This trip was FABULOUS! The conference was great and the time I spent with my Mister made me love him so much more. I have a deep respect for this man and what he is enduring. i believe we became closer than close on this trip. Long, long talks and awesome....you know. I won't make ya jealous Jules;)

And speaking of Jules, I would just like to say a public blog THANK YOU to a woman I have only virtually met but love. How is that possible, I don't know. If you would have told me a year ago I would feel close to someone I've never actually met, I'd think you were crazy. But then again, I'm crazy;) Anyway, Loves my Jules and she knows why. The end!

My Mister and me met up with the Fam for breakfast.

Sad to part ways. I find the older I get, the more I want my family around. Especially true since Mom passed almost 5 years ago. We are much closer since then.

Tons of traffic on the way home stirred up my negative nellie. My mister is a positive dude so he is quick to snap me out.

Love my Man!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Power of positive

By nature I'm a negative person. Most people would not guess this trait of me though because I speak positivity.

I speak positivity while I'm thinking negative. How screwed up is that? I'll tell ya, it's wastes a lot of energy.

I decided years ago when my Mom was still alive that I'd do my best everyday to think and act positive. i listen to my Mom's negative talk too long and thought how unattractive it sounds. After all, no one likes to hear negative things all day. It's a real downer.

I ordered these cool affirmation cards and I thought I'd share some of them with you.

All meaningful change starts in the imagination and works it's way out. Therefore, dream often... and dream big.

Never lose your child's heart.

Any help I can get to think in the positive is a plus.

I'm still a little cynical. Don't hold it against me:)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I think I'm in.....


And LUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

More Vegas fun

Saturday after class, my big bro G came to town with his wife and daughter. My sis was also there with her hubby.

We met at the Venetian and ate the Grand Lux cafe. Good food with great company. I haven't seen my big bro G. in 6 months and my Sis in 5 months so it was a great night!

Little C and Beauty queen.

Babygirl1 and hubby

Big Bro G and Crazy girl

Sis and hubby D

Hot and Hotter (as Jules as dubbed us. Still have not decided who is who)

After dinner more photo ops.

We were going to walk the strip but Crazy girl has a broken foot and my Sis was too tired so we all called it a night.

Well, sort of. I took my Mister to the black jack table and he won $200.00.
Yay, a little closer to those boobs:)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vegas Fun, oh Yes!!

I played hooky today. I woke up with a sinus headache. I think it is all the casino smoke.

Slept in with my man. I needed that.

We went to see Zumanity last night. What a kick. The sexy cirque du soleil show is fantastic and well....full of sex. What they make some of the audience do is so amusing. We had a great time.

After the show, Mr.J tried his luck at the black jack table. We have a deal that if he wins big, I get my boob:) I was hoping I would bring him luck.

No such luck:) I don't gamble much. I could never bring myself to dump loads of money in a machine. If I have that kind of money I would rather buy an expensive purse, shoes or clothes.

We headed to the 64th floor to a club with amazing views of the strip.

We didn't stay long. We were both hungry so we headed to a cafe for a light bite.

I will leave you with some fun photos. We are having a great time!!