Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ok, I stole this from my friend Trueself over at Deepest Darkest Thoughts

1. When you’re home alone, do you still close the door when you use the restroom?No, not even when I'm not home alone unless there are guests in the house

2. If you have to go grocery shopping, would you rather go alone or with someone? With the hubby :)

3. You win the lottery. Lump sum or small payments over a period of time?:Lump sum

4. Do you like your music loud or at a reasonable level? The hubby would say loud but I think just enough to jam to.

5.Are you a beach person or a snowy mountain person?:Beach, without a doubt, because snowy mountains are too dang cold

6. When do you brush your teeth?:In the morning after my shower

7. Would you rather stay home all day, or be out and about with some friends?:Mostly stay home

8. Are you more likely to be with a large group of people or a few close friends?A few close friends

9. If money were not a problem, where would you like to live?:..Wherever my family is as long as it is not cold there.

10. Are you a good math person? No, I hate math

11. A weekend in Las Vegas or Miami?: Depends on who I am going with

12. Is there anything you would change about your body if you could?: Yes

13. Have you ever smoked? Yes from the time I was 16 until December 31, 2005

14. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Sugar Free Lemonade, Sugar Free Raspberry (or Peach) Tea and Diet Sundrop

15. What were you doing @ 11 PM last night? Sleeping


1. Who kissed you on new years? I was sleeping when the New Year came in, I know...I'm old.
2. Did you have a new year’s resolution this year? Not this year, last year was to quit smoking and that was hard enough!!
3. Does it snow where you live? Nope, Praise the Lord
4. Do you like hot chocolate? Of course
5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop? No


1. Who was your Valentine? My hubby
2. When you were little did you buy Valentine’s for the whole class? Absolutely


Are you Irish? No
2. Do you wear green on St. Patty’s Day? Yes, don't wanna get pinched :)
3. What did you do for St. Patty’s Day in 2007? I am sure that I probably worked.


1. Do you like the rain? Yes, I love thunderstorms
2. Did you play an April fool’s joke on anyone this year? Yes and it was really good, wish I could remember what it was.
3. Do you love the month of April? Yes


1. What is your favorite flower? I love carnations, they last longer and are cheaper then most other flowers.
2. Is there anything special about May to you? Mother's Day is kinda nice.


1. What year did/will you graduate from high school? 1981
2. Are you doing anything fun during this month? Not that I know of
3. Have a favorite baseball team? Minnesota Twins


1. What will you do on the Fourth of July? Probably see fireworks if we have the kids
2. Are you going on any vacations during this month? No, I don't think so


1. Doing anything special at the end of summer? No
2. What was your favorite summer memory of ‘06? Going to Las Vegas and seeing John Edward with my little sister.
3. Did you go to the beach a lot? Not alot


1. Will you be attending college/school? No
2. Do you like fall better than summer? Yes, I love the fall


1. What was your last Halloween costume? Shoot I don't remember
2. Who’s birthday is during this month? Mine and my wonderful Mother in Laws


1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving? Everyone comes to my house
2. What are you thankful for? My family
3. Do you love stuffing? Of course, what's not to love?


1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Yes
2. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe? Yes
3. Get anything special last year? Hmmm, I am sure that I did.
4. What do you want this year? Gosh, that's just too far away for me to even know yet

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Good Morning :)

I just had to show off all of my grandchildren and then I will let you know what has been going on....

First off I want to tell you all that my girls are KILLING ME!! They have been living together with their children (they both have a boy, one is 4 and one is 18 months). They are fighting like they are married...I swear. Guess what they are fighting about this time....go ahead and guess..... They are fighting about the dishes and who's turn it is to do them. Seems the younger one (S,she is 19) did them on the older girls (E, she is 22) turn and now E is telling S that "it is too bad that you did them when it was my turn, it is still your turn" and S is saying that she is not doing them. E is telling her then she can move out can only imagine the headache I had when I left work yesterday. They both called and text ed me all day I could do something about it. What was I suppose to do.... call one and say...." I said that you have to do the dishes in your own house....JEEZ!!!

Finally my wonderful husband (the therapist) chose to step in. Last night he went to their house and mediated for them. He explained that they were acting like they were 15 years old and that their mommy could help them out of this jam. He explained that right now, they need each other. They both work and they occasionally need babysitters, neither one is able to pay all the bills on their house so, they have to stick together.

The older one decided that she will be able to pay all the bills on their place in about a month or so, and the younger one said that she would stay until E could pay all of her bills without the help of S.

Sooooo, S will come and stay with us during the 6 weeks that we have David's kids over the summer (which will be a blessing to both of us, although I do LOVE having my alone time) and she will save money while staying with us and be able to move out on her own after about 6 weeks.

Hopefully that will take care of that.

Now a Brandie update...

Brandie was suppose to go to rehab yesterday. No one has heard if she went or not. Social Services did contact my mother to see if she would take the children, she decided that she would but then the foster family that they are staying with said they would be willing to keep the children until they went with their father for the summer. They (neither my mom, my sister or the foster family) want to move Brianna to yet another kindergarten class (this would be the third time she moved in just about that many weeks) they do not think that would be good for her. The kids are all doing wonderfully and my mom and sister will be able to visit with them as early as this weekend.

As I understand it, the judge has called and spoken with the the children's father, both the father and his girlfriend are getting back ground checks on and when that is finished I believe the children will go with their father indefinitely.

I believe that they want the children with the father there is just so much red tape to go through. That I do not understand. I believe that he is their father (#1), he does not have any kind of record of child abuse (#2) and the he has every single right to those children. I am hoping that when he does finally get them he will ask the state if Illinois for a change of venue and go for custody right in Chicago, that will save alot of heart ache for the children because if they are in California, I am sure that they will want to see their mother one more time and it will be heartbreaking for all of them.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I am going to give you a good post today.

This is my grandson, today he is 1.

Happy Happy Birthday my wonderful boy, your grandma loves you more then you will ever know.

P.S. Is he not the cutest little baby that you have ever seen?