Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Its been a while.

Lots of catching up to do.  There were birthdays, Valentines, and lots of ordinary things this past while.

I have been as usual knitting like crazy, but I am actually making money with it. Each day I find new patterns or ideas and think, there is not enough life left for me to knit everything on my mind.

Things are picking up at work finally. Pools are rolling in, and that makes Dave happy.  We have been blessed with plenty of pool table work to keep up afloat this winter. I actually got to work Tuesdays this winter...a first.

It is Catholic Schools Week and there is a ton of scholarship applications I have been buys filling out for next school year. I cannot believe Jack will go...I will have an empty nest in the week next year...amazing, scary....

The weather has been mild for NW OH. The littles have gotten to play outside a bit. Sledding only once as there has been little snow.  We had an afternoon swim at the YMCA which was nice. I have had a few dinners with my Stallions group..always a nice evening. B bought a new truck, so now E finally has a car!

On the entertainment front Whitney Houston died 2 weeks ago...the night before the Grammys.  Drugs and a bath tub don't mix. She was only 48.

I continue to be an emotional train wreck. I hate this up and down stuff. Maybe it is time to cry Uncle and go to the Dr. for some help.

Catching up on some photos of life. Libbey High School is being torn down. This process has been a fearsome thing to behold.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January. Cold. Endless.Gray. Solitariness.

Midway point for the longest month of the year...at least for me. I have had a chest flu. Work is slow. Knitting, knitting and more knitting for me. At least I have been able to turn a hobby into a money maker. Some photographer friends of mine are starting to buy my knits.

D bought me a car starter for Christmas, and I am loving every minute of it! I hate the cold.

E celebrated 21 yrs on the 6th. We had a great time. H is next. She is the big 18 on the 26th. We have not decided what we will be doing yet.

Time marches on. I wonder at times where it goes, and at times wonder if it could go much slower. I feel old, and miss my kids even when I am in the same room with them. I think Mother Nature is finally catching up with me and my emotions. It seems as if with my first 3 kids officially grown there is this great unknown for me. I am scared. I don't know how to be without them. I love W and J, but I don't know how to be me without J, E, and H. I think about losing my mom and it takes my breath. I miss my sister. She is working full time now and has one in college. So many changes so very fast, and all at the same time. Has me turned upside down. Such is life. Need to catch up on my photo editing....will back track later. Lots of good stuff to post.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Santa AND the Tooth Fairy

Christmas 2011 has come and gone. All in all it was very nice. The boys have turned a corner and we can now go to my sisters house and I can acutally relax and visit. They head for the basement and play.

The boys got a Wii this year and it is all they want to play. W finally went back to school today. I hated to see him go. I am now living for Easter break lol.

On Christmas Eve W came to us and said "I think I have a wiggly tooth" and he did. Flash forward one day, and we are at Christmas dinner at R's house and he comes to us saying he thinks his tooth came out. Sure enough...MIA. We never did find it..I was kind of bummed about that. So the Tooth Fairy made a visit to our house on the heels of Santa.

I am avoiding the depressing job of taking the tree down. I need to, but it is so cozy and I enjoy it so much. Maybe this weekend.

E and B bought the new years license's for Tucker and Moose. 25 bucks a piece. Jan 1st they bump the fee to 50 bucks a piece...what a scam. Anyway, all legal for another year.

This year I hope B finds a good job that makes him happy. In the meantime, he can do openings for DSP. It's good money but only lasts so long.

Our dryer took a poop, so we need to come up with about 60 bucks to fix it. Meanwhile off to the laundromat we go again to dry clothes. UGH.

I have a feeling I can't describe, but I sense big changes this year..for all of us. I only hope they are good ones.