Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Didn't Know I Would Cry

Almost Grown
Isn't she cute?, originally uploaded by candyknits.

My last little bird flew the nest today. She packed up her bedroom, loaded furniture and all, into her dad's truck and took off. What a bittersweet moment. She needed to go. It was time. She needs to be on her own. Try her wings. Find out they work. And me, I wanted her room. I need the space. My condo is not big enough for all her clothes. It is a one person space. So we come to this hard place where the change is. It is right for both of us but it is hard.

I took the afternoon off work and got home as the packing was wrapping up. They came in and cooled off for a minute and then they were gone. I looked around, into what was her room, and thought maybe I better leave too. Riding down the road wondering if she would ever live even near me again I felt my eyes begin to well up with tears. They surprised me.

I pray for her to fly straight and with a purpose. That is my prayer for both my chicks.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Here's my Wordle.....

Monday, July 14, 2008

I Walked 2.72 Miles Today!

Thanks to Bee for the inspiration. She posted the tool below on her blog and I thought it looked like fun. So I started out by mapping the normal walk that my dog, Abby, and I take. Well, I lost all my exercise righteousness when I discovered that we were not even walking one mile! I will grant that one mile is better than no mile, but I have higher goals so I mapped a longer loop. I think that I will create several so that I don't get bored (or reported for stalking).

I thoroughly enjoy walking aroung the neighborhoods , imagining the lives inside the houses, admiring the architecture and the landscapes, and passing others who are doing the same thing. Abby needs the exercise and she loves the change of scenery after being crated all day. This needs to be a habit. I'll work on it.

Things are beginning to come together ever so slighly in my new condo. I am not good at finishing getting settled after the initial move. Well, I've had my "I'm not gonna look at the mess" time and now I am getting motivated to finish some things up. This weekend I started finishing up the paint job on the last six cabinet doors in the kitchen and.... I finally spray painted the door and drawer pulls and put them back on and I must say, they are lookin' good. I painted the cabinets white and sprayed the pulls glossy black enamel. I like it. I will post some before and after pics soon.

Right now I must find something to eat. Something healthy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tired Puppy

I feel the same way. I finally finished grooming her tonight. Gah! What a trauma for us both. But it is done and she is adorable. She is so sweet she forgives me as soon as I quit. Good dog!

It's bedtime for us both. I am going to compose a real post at some point. Promise.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Uncle Sam is holding Baby H back in 1989, I think.

Happy 30th Birthday Yesterday!

I can't believe it's been thirty years. Man, we were both so young. I was twenty-two and well, S was around one. She had all my love and all my attention back then.

We've sure been through a lot of life since this photo was taken and I think we both have turned out OK. I am proud of her. I love who she has become and thank God for letting me be in her life!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

One Word Answers

Found this on B's and everyone's blogs. All the answers must be only one word. It's really hard to give one word answers. As Lynn said in her musings, we all want to be known and well, with one word, we may not be understood. Ya know?

1. Where is your cell phone?
2. Your significant other? nope
3. Your hair?
4. Your mother?
5. Your father?
6. Your favorite thing?
7. Your dream last night?
8. Your favorite drink?
9. Your dream/goal?
10. The room you’re in?
11. Your church?
12. Your fear?
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
14. Where were you last night?
15. What you’re not?
16. Muffins?
17. One of your wish list items?
18. Where you grew up?
19. The last thing you did?
20. What are you wearing? comfort

21. Your TV?
22. Your pets?
23. Your computer?
24. Your life?
25. Your mood?
26. Missing someone? girls

27. Your car?
28. Something you’re not wearing?
29. Favorite store?
30. Your summer?
31. Like(love) someone?
32. Your favorite color?
33. Last time you laughed?
34. Last time you cried?
35. Who will re-post this?

Monday Meme (on Tuesday)

Tagged by upsidedownbee

  1. What were you doing 10 years ago? July 1998. I was beginning to relax in the knowledge that 20 year old Sara was pulling herself together in the adult world. Hannah was ten. We had no yet attended Sandhills PCA - first attended that August. I was still sorting out life as a single mom, had 5 years in, working at the manufacturing company that I continue to be employed by. I was doing a lot of business travel and learning a lot of new things.
  2. Five Items on Your To Do List Today: 1) Complete comments on my mid-year review 2) clip Abby’s face (my poodle) 3) paint remaining cabinet doors 4) do laundry 5) go for walk with Abby
  3. Snacks I enjoy: Cashews or Almonds, chips and guacamole, hummus, and fruit – that’s the healthy stuff. When I am weak – cake (nasty, bought, birthday cake with lot’s of icing), candy bars ( MMs, 3 Muskateers, Rolos, KitKat, Zero), oatmeal cookies…the list goes on and on.
  4. What would you do if you were a billionaire? Exhale, keep a low profile and try to help some people that are struggling. Cars: pay off Sara’s, new one’s for me, Hannah, Jeff, Christine and Nancy.
  5. Places you would live: Manhattan, Malibu, Villa in Italy where the movie, Enchanted April, was set, English countryside.
  6. Bloggers I am tagging: Not tagging anyone but if anyone bites, please leave a comment so I can see.