Sunday, October 9, 2016

Give me a break

This whole election has gotten so crazy I find myself awake at 3:00 am thinking about it.  It has to be the nastiest election in history.  The insane accusations people have made about Hillary Clinton are just that....insane.  They have accused her of everything from stealing White House furniture to murder. 

Here's what gets me.  Are you telling me that there is not at least one republican politician or prosecutor in all the land smart enough to find evidence to charge her with a crime let alone prosecute her for one?  Not one?  Come on people where is the logic in that?  And they call democrats "libtards"!  Really...............................

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weddings & Pinterest "It's a good thing"

Wedding plans continue.  I think it is so neat that there are so many sites online to get ideas for weddings or just about anything else one wants.  Jamie has decided to have a cupcake tower topped with a small wedding cake for she and her groom to cut.  She looked online for inspiration and chose this one.

The only change she wants to make is adding a small wedding cake on top for she and the groom to cut.  I thought this was very sweet for a small brunch reception and will not be too expensive to duplicate.  I found an inexpensive cupcake tower on Ebay and purchased it.  If we gather things along the way it will spread out the expense for the next 7 months.

This is a dress I chose for myself.

I don't know what period this is styled after but I love the dress.  It goes with the style my daughter chose and what my other daughter will be wearing.  I haven't ordered it yet because I still want to lose another 20 pounds first.  I'm making progress slowly but surely.  I'm down almost 60 pounds from where I started 2 years ago.  Ron has lost about 30 pounds.  He looks sooooo good.  I'm so proud of him.

Since I have more time to work on the weight loss I won't order the dress until the end of April.  Of course I'm taking a chance that it will still be available.  If not I'll find something else!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Get us to the church on time.

The date is set and confirmed, wedding bells will ring on June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am in the chapel at our church.  A brunch reception will follow............

Mike went to my daughter's school and proposed to her in front of her class of pre-schoolers.  The little boys thought it was yucky and the  little girls want to be flower girls.  They used the center diamond from my mother's engagement ring and had it reset in a new mounting.  It looked beautiful!  My mother would have been tickled to death. 

My daughter wants a vintage wedding... this is the look she is going for.  I have no idea what I will wear.  Her sister will be her matron of honor and her brother is walking her down the aisle with her little niece as the flower girl.  That should be a challenge since s he will only be about 19 months old.  I guess they can pull her in a wagon.  Mike's 4 girls will be bridesmaids. I guess they can pull the wagon........

 Nataya Vintage Inspired Ivory Embroidered Tulle Empire DressNataya Vintage Inspired Ivory Embroidered Tulle Empire Dress

Monday, September 12, 2016

Yesterday was a sober reminder of how our nation changed over night.  Ron and I watched the Today Show broadcast from September 11, 2001.  I was home that day sick and watched the events as they happened.  I just remember feeling confused and scared.  When the second plane hit tower 2 it was obvious that we were under attack.  That was a horrible day as well as the days that followed.

I remember when they discovered that one of the terrorists had been here in Norman taking flying lessons at Max Westheimer Field.  That's just a few blocks from my house.  It was such a well planned attack.  I never doubt for a minute that it could happen again.  I'm just surprised that it hasn't already happened again on a major scale.

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for this election to be over.  It has been the craziest election of all time.  I'm holding my breath until it is over.  I may be holding it a lot longer if the right person doesn't win.

Strep throat is gone but bronchitis has set in to stay.  If I'm still coughing tomorrow I'm going back to the doctor.   My two days of substitute teaching has been costly.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Petri Dish

I almost finished out the week as my daughter's substitute teacher but unfortunately I crashed Thursday afternoon.  I went to the doctor to discover I have strep throat.  I haven't had that since I was 7 years old.  I just thought I was dealing with allergies.  Guess there will be an epidemic next week in pre-k.

I have learned that I don't bounce back as quickly as I did at age 7.  I have felt pretty miserable and still have a terrible sore throat.  At least after today I am no longer contagious.

Thank goodness Ron has been able to take over Mike's care.  He's going to do his meds today by himself.  I don't know what I'd do without his help.  He's one in a million.

My daughter has set a date to get married.  She and Mike are getting married in June 2017.  She called me last night and told me the plan.  She wants a simple wedding in the chapel of our church and will ask the girls if they want to participate.  They will have an intimate reception at their home afterwards.  Then they will go to Scotland for their honeymoon.  Sounds like a plan to me!  I couldn't be happier for them.  They are so sweet together. 

This just goes to show that we never know what life has in store for us.  This time last year she thought her life was over and that she would be alone forever.  Now she has met someone who loves her dearly and she will be a stepmom to four wonderful girls who think she's pretty awesome as well.  Couldn't ask for a happier ending if I wrote it myself!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Well my daughter's surgery went well.  The surgeon said her shoulder was really tied down by scar tissue and he released it.  He also cleaned up a couple of bone spurs so now she just has to heal.  He told us that something happened at the end of the surgery that he has never experienced in 20 years.  He said that my daughter woke up and said "thank you".  He said that has never happened before.  He said, "she's a keeper".  I told him we already knew that but it was nice to hear anyway.

I made a meatloaf this morning and took to her house so they'd have dinner this evening.  Now I have to go to the store and get ready to cook Mike's meals for next week.  

I've been fighting a cold and I really need to get over it before I have to go to school Wednesday.

My other daughter has been in Sante Fe this weekend.  It was the burning of Zozobra.  She sent us videos last night during the festival and it really looked cool.  I had never heard of this event before and I think I need to put it on my bucket list of things to do.

Well, off to the store!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Moving on

Well, we didn't get the condo.  The owner wouldn't come down at all and it was overpriced by $20,000.  I'm just waiting to see if he gets his asking price.

One good thing from all this is that Mike is willing to move and in fact very excited about the idea.  We also got some good advise about what to list his house for and what we can expect to get for it.

Ron and I were at his house yesterday cleaning up the back yard.  We are going to get the outside of the house painted.  Don't have an estimate yet on what that will cost but the realtor recommended we get it done before we list his house.  We are also getting someone to clean up the landscape.  

Tomorrow my daughter has surgery on her shoulder.  Ron and I are going to the hospital with her in the morning.  I am going to sub for her in her classroom next week.  I sure hope I have enough stamina to keep up with 40 preschoolers!