Sunday, October 31, 2010



Saturday, October 30, 2010

What's Been Going On in my Groovy Life

This is an update post to let you know what has been going on in my "groovy life."

Well, last Tuesday we had tornadoes all around us!

I took this picture from my driveway.  Scary stuff considering what happened to us last April...

But, we made it through okay this time.  It was an eerie feeling hearing those tornado sirens sounding again.

Next, we had Rock Star Day at my school as part of Red Ribbon (Don't Do Drugs) week...

Kiss was there.

Slash was there.

Hannah Montana showed up.
And, I posed as a goth rock star.

Yesterday, I took off work with the thought of cleaning house and doing some "projects" around the house.  But, my mom called to see if I wanted to go to Gadsden with her.  She wanted to go to J.C. Penney.  So, I reluctantly agreed.  We had a good time.  It was nice spending some time with my mom.  I hardly had to talk on the way there because she had that covered!  I thought it was funny that she kept looking for a massage chair at the mall.  She's silly sometimes.

Then, last night Justin, Chelsea, and Millie came to go to the ballgame.  It was pretty cold, so we left after half time.  Millie was getting fussy, and then she feel asleep.

Tonight Millie is coming to my house, and we are all going trick-or-treating!  She is going to be a pirate.  I can't wait to experience her first Halloween with her.  Justin & Chelsea are going to a party, afterward, where Justin's band is also playing.  Guess who gets to keep Millie?!!!!  :)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Halloween from My Family To Yours!


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Then vs. Now: Some Things Change; Some Things Remain The Same

So, I thought it would be interesting to go back to last year's post around this time and see what was going on in my life a year ago.  I had posted it on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.  Let's compare then to now:

Then:  My husband had been going through a tough mental breakdown.  We were so frustrated that we couldn't find someone to help him.  We had an appointment with the local mental health center.

Now:  He has been going to the mental health center regularly since then.  He is on 3 types of medication.  This medication has affected his personality in that he doesn't cut up with people like he once did.  I miss that part of him, but I am glad that his mood stays pretty much the same instead of up and down.  He was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.  Last week he ran out of one of his meds, and I didn't realize it for about 3 days.  I quickly went and got them refilled, but I think I am seeing the effects right now because he has been complaining a lot.  Hopefully, he will be better in a day or so.  He hurt his back a couple of weeks ago, and he missed some work.  He's back to work now, but he says that his back is still hurting.  He is not happy with his job.  I hope most of this is more to do with the mental aspect of it and hoping that it works I said above, in a day or two.

Then:  Justin had lost his temp job, and he had a baby on the way, due towards the end of November.

Now:  A couple of months ago, Justin FINALLY got a full-time job that he can live with!  Chelsea has gone back to school at night, and she has quit her Ruby Tuesday job.  My precious granddaughter was born a little early, November 10, due to Chelsea's blood pressure being too high.  Millie is even sweeter than I could ever have imagined.  They still live in Scottsboro, but I get to see them about once a week.

Then:  It was homecoming week & Albertville was gearing up to play Ft. Payne.  My boys did not have dates to homecoming, which was fine with me.

Now:  I just got in from another game against Ft. Payne.  They beat us 49-18.  It wasn't homecoming.  That comes up next week.  So far, I don't have to worry about buying a corsage for a date, either. 

So, that's the update.  Some things have changed, but some things remain the same.  Very interesting.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Millie Pics!

I haven't updated on my precious granddaughter lately, so I thought I'd share some pics of Millie Jayne.  She will be 1 year old on November 10!  Wow!  This year has gone by so fast.  She's now taking a few steps.  She also says, "Wittle Wittle baaaayby"  and "Daaaaady" and "Poppa".    I haven't heard "Granda" yet, but I'm still trying to teach her.  I'm also trying to teach her "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar Eagle, Hey!"  Gotta train her right, ya know.  :)  So, without further adieu, I present Amelia Jayne Rowell: