Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas with the Judges

Goofy cousins
They are much calmer when Great Grandma is around.

Christmas celebrating began yesterday for us. We had a nice time. There was a funny video I took of Mama (Roby's Grandmother) and I am going to try and post it on youtube. She loves to receive money for gifts and the sisters really got her this year.

Ben is such a good guy. He helped me all day today. He heard I was going to be busy doing a good deed and he came over to assist me and worked very hard for many many hours. I would still be busy working on the project if he had not helped. I am fortunate him.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wishing I was there

Youth (firm and tight with no gray or scars to show)
This photo brings me peace!!!!!!!!

I need to run away for a few days.....impossible physically but mentally I can. This is where I would like to go. Roby and I were being rafted down the river by a very nice Jamaican. The Jamaican motto they live by is NO PROBLEM.. I need to remember that motto myself. Right now it seems that everything is a problem. I need to think mind over matter. The mind usually wins. But for now I will just go back to 1985 when things were simpler just floating on a handmade bamboo raft...................What I didn't really realize then was that I had the best man in the whole world who would only get better with age.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Looking for order

I am still walking around this house looking for order. It is amazing how much things are in such shambles. Ben's stuff is all over since he is back from California. He is commuting to Rusty Wallis on the rail system. So far so good but it takes awhile to get there even in the car it is over 2 hours one way. He is anxious for that 1st paycheck.

All the decorations are making me claustrophobic. I need to try and focus on the things I need to accomplish and try to enjoy the Christmas season. With my kids being older it seems to get harder every year. I just really don't know what to do and what not to do. It feels like Christmas is so hectic and that is not what I want. I would like to time travel back to the simpler times, if only for just 1 Christmas. The times when kids were happy to just get 1 gift and have fun playing games and popping corn. Way back a long long long long time ago. DREAMING.............................................

Friday, December 14, 2007

I quit

I feel so relieved. I wrote my letter of resignation and I am going to deliver it today. It is a bittersweet feeling. I have to choose sanity and I feel like I was about to go insane. My children, hubby and mom can now come first again. I hope to be back to the peace and joy soon. I miss all my friends and family now I will have time. I do not know how women work 40+ hours a week, I guess I was not cut out for that. It feels like a boulder has been lifted from my chest. I walked away!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

love this quote

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy cow!...what a ride!"

This will definately be ME!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Chemotherapy is....

Today I took mom to her 1st treatment. It went Just like we hoped and maybe a little better. The nurse and doc were very informative and best of all the Chemotherapy Nurse was excellent. She is definately in the right line of work. She explained everything completely so that we would understand it. She was very busy giving everyone there the treatments they needed. She took the time to talk to us and all the patients like we had known her for a long time. Mom did great once she got past the shivering and chills in the beginning. The stuff she is taking is
OOps! Teenage daughter having boyfriend crisis....gotta go....more later.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Time

decorating the tree
team work

frosty day

yippee it is snowing on Thanksgiving
Wow, I love Texas!

Thanksgiving Break Campout Pictures

Too scary, I need in this tent now!

Mountain dew time
Wonderful waterfalls!

Our spontaneous camping trip to Oklahoma!

Hectic............I have not been posting, here are some photos of Thanksgiving Break!