Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Sad Week

My heart is heavy for a dear lady I know. This lady has been battling cancer for several years now. Just yesterday I heard that she has stopped all treatment and is now under "comfort care."  It's so sad. I'm not real close to this lady, but we share some similarities. She has 3 sons, like I do. Two of her sons went to school with Chase and Jordan. They played football together. She and I were both a part of the parents that sat in the stands cheering on the team. We attended some of the same show choir competitions. Now, her fight is about to end, and I can't help but think of those 3 boys who will go through the rest of their lives without their mother. While 2 of them have already graduated from high school, one of them is still in middle school. She won't be there as he graduates and goes on to college. She won't get to experience the joys of grandparenthood. She won't get to see her sons walk down the aisle. It's just not fair. Life is not fair. Cancer is a cruel, cruel disruptor of lives. This is a sad week. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Blog...Trying to Get it Going Again

It's time for the start of a new school year. The teachers came back yesterday, so things are beginning to get interesting. I am at a different school this year, so we shall see how that goes.

My grandbabies are growing, and I don't get to see them near as often as I'd like since they live over an hour away. Justin works weird shifts, also.

My Etsy business, Letter Mania, is going really well. We have also begun making things out of old pallets. We are going to set up a space inside a shop downtown to see how things go with that.

Jordan is about to start his second year at Snead State Community College. Chase graduated from Snead in May, and he will be going to my alma mater, Jacksonville State University, for the Fall semester. I think he has settled on graphic design/multimedia design as his major...for now.

It's a busy time in our lives. I just wanted to write a few tidbits here to try to get this blog thing going again and provide an update on our family goings on.'s off to work.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Current Life, in a Nutshell

Hello! How's life treating you? It's okay here. We still have our ups and downs, as everybody does. I guess we'll make it as long as our ups outweigh our downs. I'm still working at the primary school, but I'm also running a fairly decent business making wooden letters for people. My Etsy shop seems to be doing okay. I have a steady amount of orders coming in. I really hope it continues to grow, and I can continue to do it. Speaking of growing, my little granddaughters are growing like weeds! Millie is now 3, and Maddie is going on 1 1/2. They are precious! And I'm not a bit biased. ;)  Even thought they love Disney movies and Disney princesses, Justin is making sure that they don't miss out on the things he loved as a kid.  He has Millie collecting Pok√©mon cards, and she knows all about The Power Rangers.  Maddie is still a little young for all of that, but rest assured, she will know all about it also. They both pretend like they are Power Rangers. Maddie is very good at stomping her foot down and saying, "Heee-ya!"  It's so funny. I love those little girls SO much!! Justin is hoping to get a good job around Albertville so that they can move over here. Chelsea completed her teaching degree in secondary English last December. Hopefully, they both can get jobs close by. There are just more opportunities for them around this area.

 Jordan and Chase are still in college at Snead State. Chase will be graduating with his Associate's Degree in the spring. He plans to transfer to Jacksonville and go into Computer Information Systems...but I'm not sure if he'll stick with that or not. He really doesn't know what he wants to do, but that sounds the most promising right now. As for Jordan, I just don't know about him. I'm not sure he is taking in seriously right now. He procrastinates on big assignments, and that usually gets him into trouble. He is still in jazz band, which pays for his classes. So that's a major plus.

And then there's my husband, Kevin. He still struggles with mental illness as a manic depressant, and always will. Some days it's hard, for both him and me. I hate those days so much. But I try to relish the good days.

So, that's my life, currently, in a nutshell. I just felt it was time to update and put it all down, even though it's been awhile. I'll get back here and post again one day...hopefully sooner than later.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just an Update

Hello! I thought I'd do an update since I've been away too long. I'm still churning along, working at the school, staying busy, busy, busy. I've started a new business on the side. I make wooden letters and monograms for people to hang in their homes and on their doors. It's been going really well, and I plan to set up as a vendor at the local show choir competition in February. Here's a link to my Etsy shop. You know...just in case you wanted to check it out.

Let's see. What's been going on on the homefront? The days of seeing my grandbabies seem to be getting further and further apart. It used to be once every 2 weeks, but lately it's been more like a month at a time. Justin has a crazy work schedule, plus they have been sick with a virus, and we sure didn't want to get that! Little Maddie had an episode that we don't really know what happened. It could've been a seizure, or it could've been that she was choking on something. The MRI and CAT scan came back clear, so hopefully she won't have another one of those. 'Bout scared us to death!!

I'm praying that Justin will find a good-paying job in this area so that they can move out from boonie country. You've heard of that, right? Sure you have. ;)  There are just so many more opportunities for them around here, and it's NOT just because we live here.  Although it would be nice to see those babies a little more frequently.

Chase and Jordan are going to Snead State. Chase will be graduating with an associate's degree in the spring! Wooo Hooo!!  I think he is going to go into Computer Information Systems when he transfers to Jacksonville State University. He has had a hard time deciding what he wants to be when he grows up. I don't know if Jordan has a clue yet. He still has time, though.

So it's time for me to get in there and get ready for my 9 to 5 job, more like 8-4. I hope everyone has a blessed day. Chow.