Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Yep I'm on the road again! After flying into Denver over the weekend and enjoying the mountains, we headed to Arizona, but JUST barely. Fredonia, AZ is really, really close to UTAH and so I'm visiting family in AZ but we are staying in UTAH! It's a lovely beautiful state and lots of nature to see!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Seriously this place has soooo much potential and with some tender loving care it could be a great place, oh and let's not forget several cases of pine-sol pretty sure it would need that as well, but it does have much potential with the right management!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Since we were such a large group and we had lots of things going on around us it was easy and simpler not to go out for meals. I mean we were all right there close to the magnificent "SurfSide" with a fully equipped kitchen so why not whip up some food for the hungry mouths to feed. It was not gourmet but it was good, we had lots of snackies, lots of veggies and lots of fun. We enjoyed the kitchen time, the patio time, the beach time, the porch time. Tonight was my last night with them and we were privileged that cousin T was doing the cooking and I was honored to be her prep girl, I held my own with her in the kitchen, I mean after all she wrote a cookbook! However, SisterS was in charge of the fruit salad and make an awesome fruit salad she did! It was super yum!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Anyway, it was a fantabulous retirement ceremony, full of family, friends and co-workers, it was a celebration and there was humor to break up the emotion. I am thankful for humor!!! It was such a tribute to the man who has been such an exemplary Airmen. I am soooo proud to know him AND his family, to be associated with such a great leader. I am also proud to be his friend, to be considered in his circle. I am so thankful our paths crossed, I am honored to have been able to have "helped" with things... While they may think it was "something" I am honored and feel privileged to have been able to have been called upon and trusted to carry out such "things"! These "people" are people who have made a big impact on our life, have helped us to grow and to be better and to continue to want to serve and yet. also have made us ponder...But in the end, in the big scheme of things it boils down to the fact that they are FRIENDS and we love them dearly and wish them all of life's best and hope to be crossing paths for many, many days to come!
- Florida again!
- Lovin' the salt life...
- I have missed SteinMart and Bealls!
- R E T I R E M E N T is coming for us too!!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
So it's kind of unbelievable the connection we have had with these wonderful friends in the Blue. I mean they ARE family! And we are so incredibly blessed. I am so honored to be invited to this ceremony and more then a bit sad that they will be retiring out of the blue; but I know it is the right thing at the right time for them...however; selfishly, I will miss them!
Three doors down is retiring tomorrow and the USAF is loosing out. I firmly believe in this case we are letting one of the best get away. Stellar man, outstanding leader and rocket scientist, what more could the Air Force need, we keep all kinds of others with less skills and abilities and we have this amazing guy and we let him walk out the door...SPACE X you are gaining one great guy!!!
Being back on the SpaceCoast is always a treat and this trip is no exception. I am loving seeing all the work going on around the beach. It's long overdue. The military beaches are prime real estate and for the entire time we were here MiB petitioned and lamented on their neglect but his song seemed to fall on deaf ears. Well apparently someone has finally heard and taken action and lots of improvements are in process and it's awesome!!!!
Monday, May 23, 2011
So last night as the graduation party was winding down and the news of the devastating storm started trickling in we went home and prayed and we were glued to the TV coverage of the storm. The ravaged town that we know so well has been hit hard We are praying for those who have suffered such huge losses...we are giving and participating in the supply gathering efforts around town and still waiting to hear that some are okay. It's tragic; it's terribly close to home.
Praying for you JOMO...as you are near to our hearts!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The celebration was awesome, so fun with bright colors and lots of family and friends of all ages to celebrate with her. The cake was YUMMERS, the food was delicious, chicken anyone, we had PLENTY! Loved the cheesy taters! Orange salad was great too, oh my, who am I kidding it was all fabulous! So thrilled I was able to be there!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
- There is no Aldi in LA :(
- There is Hobby Lobby though!
- Church choices appear to be plentiful!
- Double feature at the movies last night
- I'm pretty much ready to be in my own house again!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Whew, that's better, I just had to get that out. I want to shout out a whole lot more, but I won't/can't/shouldn't/wouldn't so that's it, have a good day, I will but it will have to be tomorrow!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
BTW WE ARE NO LONGER GOING NORTH...kinda thought it would change, it did, so Alaska is no longer our new destination. At this point I hesitate to mention anything but think south...cause unless someone with stars makes a decision about MiB we are headed south. I like the south, but really I am not sure this location truly qualifies for that designation! Of course, this information is subject to change depending on the stars :)
- Loving the sunshine :)
- Ice cream for 5 days straight...
- Days are going by so fast, yet not!
- My little girl is a lovely young woman!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
These are LilBlue's and mine and I thought they were too neat not to share! Everyone had a cup that was tailor made just for them!
That's all...carry on!
Monday, May 9, 2011
This is day two for air and probably the first time in over 20 years they have seen polish! For real!
I'm so proud of her she has taken some steps in her life to become healthier, she is eating better and taking care of herself to the tune of dropping over 50#s in the last 5 months.
Way to go Vic!!!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
It was an awesome day...so nice to have LilBlue here with me this year! What a treat. Over the weekend we celebrated with MiBs mom and Uncle G. What a double treat. Course I didn't get the best steak in the country but some felt as if they did so I guess that is good :) LilBlue and I then shared Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, lemon, I had not ever had that kind! Yes, it was good!
Today we celebrated with my side of the family after a town ride this morning. After a great lunch of various and I do mean various smoked meats from salmon to deer, which were both AWESOME, thanks Uncle Jimmy!!!!! Then we spent the afternoon visiting on the deck in some gorgeous sunshine! Aunt Vic even thinks she got a tan...LOL! To round out our evening we took a country drive with my favorite chauffeur, Aunt Shari :) These drives are family tradition when we are together!
LilBlue took time out to rest twice once on Aunt Turtle's couch and then again at Aunt Vic's, after all, she is still in recovery from being toothless! When I ran out to pick her up from Aunt Vic's where she stayed during the country drive she wanted to stop for ice cream on the way home :). We did! Oh yeah, how much better of a life can I have? Well, it would have been over the moon had my MiB been here but still, trust me LIFE IS GOOD. I am such a blessed woman and I think I need to pinch myself after such a great day (weekend) as this!
I pray that your day was good...I know many who have a hard time with this day...choose joy is my thought for you, CHOOSE JOY in life no matter the day on the calendar. I believe you make your own happiness and if you aren't happy, I sincerely believe you are not only hurting yourself, but those around you. If you have lost your joy take steps to discover it once again, do not let those around you steal your joy, EVERYONE deserves to live life and only you can make the choices that allow you to LIVE it. Is my life perfect? HECK NO, but I choose to see it in a positive light, sometimes that is a second by second choice. And I choose to be positive most days and NOT BE a Debbie Downer. I choose to not take out my frustrations on those I love, your loved ones are NOT the enemy. I also choose not to hinge my happiness on a person, place or thing, I choose to choose joy; to love Jesus, who is my joy and is the only truly unchangeable asset in my life. More money will not make me happier, more things will not make me live longer...I think I got on a soapbox here...sorry, back to my original thought. I had a great weekend. That's all...
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
The wisdom teeth are G.O.N.E! She did good under the general anesthesia; we are now home and she is spooning down a chocolate milkshake and waiting on grandma's matzo ball soup to be done! She was a tad bit lightheaded upon arrival home but seems to be doing pretty good now! As soon as she gets some food in her we will poke her meds down her and then settled her in the recliner to rest! Oh and we can't forget the peas, we have to ice pack her jaws with bags of peas!!!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
- Mother's Day is Sunday!
- LilBlue will be here today :)
- I think I love sunshine best of all!
Ummmm, I know that is short and sweet and with my current state of thoughtfulness I think that is where I better leave it. I hope your Thursday is thought provoking! Mine certainly is.
Tomorrow is oral surgeon day for Lil Blue and I am praying it all goes well when that remove her four wisdom teeth at 8 AM!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
It is hard to believe it is MAY because the weather does not seem to be MAY. It is COLD today, seriously, I have on long john's. I am so cold I am wearing them to not be cold, I have on two shirts and a hoodie. I have had two cups of hot tea, I am cold, it is not fun and it does not seem like MAY to me. I hope that we will have Spring like weather soon, I fear that we are going to go straight into Summer (and HOTNESS) and while I do not enjoy the cold, I do not enjoy being HOT either. I like some warmth, I enjoy the sunshine, but I do not to like to perspire unless I am working. I like a nice sunny day where there is plenty of shade and preferably water! Maybe I am high maintenance regarding my weather requirements, it could be worse...
I hope you are enjoying your MAY DAY wherever you are, as for me I am staying in on this cold and did I mention rainy day? Yes, on top of this cold, it is also rainy. Welcome MAY, so far you disappoint me :/