Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's my Birthday!

Well today I turned 49, it is really hard to believe. It snowed last night both kids were on delay today! Amber had left me a Birthday poster on my windshield and a red balloon tied to my antenna. I came to work at 8:30 Charles is gone today not much to do. I started the Financial Peace Class (Dave Ramsey) at my Church last week. Tonight is our second class meeting. I have done my homework. Hunter got a welcome surprise at school yesterday Milligan had some leftover money for financial aid and they gave him a thousand dollars. I did my income taxes last week and fafsa's for all three of us.

Everyone is so ready for spring and warmer weather. We have had alot of cold days and snow this winter. Not alot of accumulation but still cold. I am looking forward to walking again and excersing. I did go to a Zumba class at Avoca Church monday. It was fun but it didnt make me sore so I am not sure if it was a good work out maybe more of a cardio.

This semester I am taking a Medical terminogy class so far it has been pretty interesting and hard. There is alot to learn!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

weight loss

My weight loss journey well this past 5 weeks I have lost 8 lbs. I really have been watching what I eat and working out 3 times a week at least. Me and Amber joined the Shake & Bake gym/ tanning place and I have been doing sit ups and lifting weights at home. I feel so much better and my clothes arent tight. It is hard not to get discouraged when it doesnt come off as fast as it should have but I have to look at the big picture. Since Jan. of 2009 I have lost 17 lbs! I think that is pretty good!

May Happenings

Well the school year officially over and Amber is a senior! This year has flown by and this time next year she will graduate. I started back to school this past Jan. taking online classes through northeast. Summer session starts in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to summer and all that comes with it.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring is HERE!

This has been one of the worst winters we have had in years, 25 inches of snow, (not at one time thankfully) and the temps stayed cold all winter.

Amber lost a good friend and classmate the Sunday after Christmas, Quinton Lowe died from complications of a tractor accident. He was such a sweet special guy. Him and Amber went together in the 8th grade and he took her to the 8th grade prom and danced with her at Star Search. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. A true Farm Boy and country as can be. We all love and miss him so much! This was so heart breaking, on his family and the community. When Amber and her friends went in to say good bye to him she told him to tell her daddy hi, that truely broke my heart.

We are 3 months into 2010 and the Spring race is over, yeah! Easter is this Sunday and spring break next week. Warm weather is on the way. I started taking 3 classes online this semester one more month to go. So far it hasnt been to bad, making pretty good grades. Dont know how many i will take this summer. Went walking tonight, walked about 3 miles, it is finally warming up enough to get outside.

Amber is going to pick up her prom dress this week, it is purple with sequin detail, it looks so good on her! Chase asked her to the prom a few days ago and I think she is looking forward to everything. She likes getting all dressed up and doing all the girly things. She is a beautiful girl inside and out. I love my kids so much!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Never have enough time to do everything that i want to do, I know most people feel this way even when they don't work or retire. I have several books that I want to read, tons of photos to scrapbook, and a messy house to organize. Several boxes of stuff to list on ebay. ETC..........
But I have to take a deep breath and realize that this is life and you can't always plan everything, you just have to roll with the punches and take what comes your way, realize that you can't control everything and you do your best.
I am thankful for two wonderful kids that are Christians, go to Church 3 to 4 times a week. It is a blessing to watch them grow and mature into adults and see their relationship with God grow. They went to the Church that I grew up in last Sunday and got up and sang in front of everybody. They did a wonderful job, I am very proud.

I have been working on my Scrapbooks at least 3 to 4 nights a week so I am getting some things done. It is starting to feel like fall now, got down into the 40's last night. I love fall and all the pretty colors.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mid July 2009

Well I have had my surgery and am laying aroung alot. Dr. Laing performed the surgery on July 7th at Sycamore schoals. I came home two days after. It feels similar to my C-sections but I don't have a baby. I did loose about 7 lbs, hopefully there will be even more weight lost once im back to my normal life and can be more active. I feel like im still swolen and bloated. Me and Amber went driving today, we went to Kohls in kingsport and 5-guys burgers and fries in kingsport. She did really well just needs to learn her way around. We stopped at movie starz and bought some movies to watch. Zack Harrison came over to play video games with Hunter we havent seen him in about 8 yrs., he went to youth group with hunter and amber. Hunter went bowling with Clinton and his other friends.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well yesterday I woke up dizzy, havent felt good since we went to the cheerleading comp. in I went to urgent care and he said i had a viral inf of the ear causing the dizziness. Gave me to prescriptions. Didnt go in until 12 today and worked till 4.

We found Amber a car it is what she has been looking for, 2002 Honda accord with a sunroof. We will get to bring it home sometime this week.