Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30 Journal Entry

My once-a-month payday doesn't look like it's going to stretch a whole month...again.  Oh well, what's new??

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happiness: My Next Step

I've been reading a book by Gretchen Rubin titled The Happiness Project. It details her journey while seeking to make herself happier.  It has some very useful info in it, and it is very interesting.  One of the main points that I think she is beginning to discover is that she was probably very happy when she started her project, but she just didn't take notice of it.  I think that is a lesson for all of us.  There are many things that make us happy that we take for granted.  It's when we become aware of those things that we realize how happy we really are.

 I am not finished with the book, but one thing that she mentioned was that she decided to keep a one sentence daily journal.  This way, she would not feel obligated to write a big long post about the day, but she could concentrate on the main thing that happened each day.  She often includes more than one sentence...but just enough to get her thought all in.  I have decided that I will try this.  What better place than on this blog?  I know I will have other posts along the way, but this will help me to post more regularly without feeling that I have neglected my blog.  I shall start this tomorrow.  I wanted to provide some background info on what I was doing so that any readers out there would know what I was doing...whether it's one sentence or five.  I look forward to it.  I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Happiness Project.  You can also check out her website here.  Let me know if you do, and what you think.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I just thought I'd share some pics of my dad in honor of Father's Day.  

My Daddy is one cool dude!!

This was always my favorite spot to sit.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More Millie Pics!

It's been awhile since I posted any pictures of my precious granddaughter, Mille.  Being the proud grandparent that I am, here they are:

Millie loves daffodils.

Baby's got game!

Climbing on the steps.

Hanging out on Granda's front porch.

How can something be so sweet?!!!!  I love the this little girl. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Life Ain't Easy, Kid

My husband, Kevin, and I celebrated our 24th anniversary yesterday.  I can't say it's always been easy, but we made it through it.  The trick is to work through those difficult times instead of taking the easy way out.  For better or for worse, you know?  I think that's the problem with so many divorces these days.  People go into them thinking, if it doesn't work out, then they can just get out of it.  Marriage is a lifelong commitment to one another and to God.  It should not be taken lightly. 

I know that when things have been hard, I've often wondered if the grass was greener on the other side.  But, I have a feeling that it's not.  I could not imagine starting over with someone new.  That just stresses me out.  I mean, hey, I know what I'm dealing with now...and most of the time I know how to deal with it.  We have built a life together, 3 sons, and now a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter...and another grandchild on the way.  Life is good, and it's getting better everyday.  Nevermind the little problems that creep in occasionally.

I just don't understand how some people can be married for 30 or 40 years and suddenly get a divorce.  I hope that I am not jinxing myself!  But, if there is any way, I'm NOT going to be one of them!  I told Justin and Chelsea when they got married that you work through your problems.  You don't just give up.  So far, they have made it.  I know that they are young, but they have gone through some stuff already.  But, I think they are learning to work things out.  I pray that they will continue to be able to do so.  Because life ain't easy, kid.  It's gonna throw you a curve ball every now and then.

The trick is how you deal with it.  Step up to the plate, and knock it out of the park!

Happy Monday, everyone.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Big News!

I've got some big news. I've known it for awhile, but I just haven't had much of a chance to sit down and blog about it.  Are you ready?  OK.  Here goes...



That's right!  Justin and Chelsea are expecting another baby in November.  Millie will be 2 years-old in November.  We don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet, but I have a feeling that it's going to be another girl.  Of course, if it's a boy, it would even out their family, and that would probably be it for them.  So, they are hoping for a boy.  But, a girl would be great, too!  So, pray for a healthy baby for us in November.