Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Monday, December 31, 2007

The New Year...

Is upon us, once again and it's the time of year that people are making resolutions...

I too have thought about changes I would like to bring about in my life, number one being to get myself into school this year if it kills us all! Of course I'm not going to kill anyone, but this is very important to me and I think it will greatly change (for the better) some of the opinions I have of myself. Speaking of changing opinions, that's another thing I am going to do this year, work on how I see myself, because I know that no matter what anyone else thinks (and I do respect many of your opinions), weather good or bad, it will never mean as much to me and I will never gain anything from those opinions if I don't see myself from a healthy perspective. Enough said, those are my resolutions for 2008!

January 1st, 2008 is a very special day to me, it marks the eleventh year that Jay and I have been married. Some times it only seems like yesterday that we stood in a church and said our vows, others, it would seem another lifetime, funny, how time works. I feel like the most incredibly blessed woman in the world and at times find myself lacking the words to explain how he still makes me feel, though, cherished, loved and safe pop into mind instantly when I think of him. All I really know is that He makes me want to be a better person, for myself, for him, for our children...and that can never be a bad thing! Thank you Jay for coming into my life...I love You!

I know, I know, this all sounds very emotionally mushy and stuff, but as much as I hate to admit it, I am a woman and prone to emotional outbreaks from time to time, so get over it! lol!

I hope that You all ring in a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Gift...

The holidays have been wonderful this year, especially after receiving a gift I've wanted for years! A camera.

This camera...

I've been snapping pictures of unsuspecting victims (family/friends/animals/trees...pretty much anything that will stay still long enough for me to shoot!) all week. Here are a few that I really like...

This is Tony(our youngest, 4), while it looks like he fell off a bike, this wasn't the case, he was actually upset because he got a remote control truck and the battery was taking too long to charge. I wish he'd been smiling, but I like the way this turned out never the less.

This is Eli (He'll be 8 Jan. 6th, the middle child), he was out playing and I got him to stop a second to catch this shot, another that I really like.

And this is of the neighbor's cat, I'm not a huge fan of cats, but I like the coloration of this animal, so I caught it sitting still and got this...

I hope to figure out soon how to get the pictures onto the computer without them becoming so huge!

I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season so far and wish you all a spectacular new year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Remember when....

I said...
"I am also so ecstatic about what’s going on with our house! We are renovating…if I had a camera I would be taking pictures of all this to show you guys, but alas I do not, perhaps J will get me one for Christmas ; ) That would be mega cool!"

Well, I have the coolest husband in the world! He got me a camera, a really nice one too! (Must put BJ on my list of things to give Him!) So, I started taking pictures already and have some of the addition that was once the carport, now, taking on the shape of a room. I'm SO excited. We swapped gifts last night as he thought it would be nice to have a camera for the holidays, ya know! I didn't argue at all, I thought it was one of the finest ideas he's come up with!
Anywho, here are the pics!

(This will be the theater room when it's all closed in.)

(Double doors that I've wanted so long!)

(From inside the theater room looking out through the not yet finished walls.)

There are sure to be more soon!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Winding back through the years...

I was over at Rock Dog's Blog and saw this really cool meme that he did, and decided to do one myself.

It asks what you would say to yourself if you could write a note to you when you were 13, did that make sense? Here are a few things I would love to say to me back then.

Dear thirteen year old Scarlett,

I’m writing you (myself) from 16 years in the future, the date is 12/20/07, the president is George Bush, no not Bush Sr. there is a Jr. Yes, yet another one made it in...God Bless America :o)

Anyway, none of that is why I’m writing you, there will be time for that later. For now I want to try and pass down a few pieces of knowledge that you may find useful. Here goes…

Whatever you do, where ever you go, no matter who you happen to be around…DON’T let people convince you that you’re ugly, stupid and worthless, it’s just not true and you’re going to spend the next sixteen years making stupid mistakes to convince yourself of this and you’re going to waste a lot of time beating yourself up over why these people don’t like you. It’s their loss, let that shit roll off your back. Besides, most of those people now look at you and trip out on how different you look and YES you will have boobs someday!

Work HARD in school, don’t be lazy, you’re smart and would do well to learn now while your young, believe me, you will appreciate yourself more in the future if you do. History IS important and you will find later in your life that you actually DO enjoy the subject; in fact you love learning of any kind. Pay particular attention to your English/Literature classes, it will come in handy when you begin writing, yes, we write (sometimes), isn’t that cool!

Don’t light that cigarette! Put that out right now! You dense girl, what the hell are you thinking, you sing, you play musical instruments and you’re fucking it all up even though you don’t realize it yet, you’re laying the path that will eventually take a big toll on all of that! Take care of your lungs, keep singing and playing, don’t let that talent slip past you, you have as good a chance as anyone to make something out of it, so long as you don’t screw it up!

Draw your heart out! Let all of it out in your art, stop bottling things up, it doesn’t help. It’s only going to build up more and more until we just become a very angry little bitch for a while.

Remember that no matter what is going on in your life, it will pass, there is nothing placed in front of you that you aren’t able to handle if you will use your mind to figure it out and not just react emotionally.

I could go on for ages on things you shouldn’t do and things that will make your (my/our) life easier, but you are young and curious, and have much on your mind, so I will stop now and let you get back to your life. It does get brighter :o) go live it!

Your Future Self

P.S. You are still a tomboy and I don’t think that will change though you will learn to enjoy getting dressed up to go out with your significant other. Yes dear, you will eventually find someone….

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The holiday musings of a mad woman...

I have decided that I am the grinch, all this talk of lovely memories; happy holidays, Christmas long past and such make my toes curl...

It's not the holiday itself per se, I guess, but the stress of buying, shopping, buying, searching and did I mention buying? I'm such a guy when it comes to shopping; I hate it!

I am excited to see the reaction on my children's faces this year though, we are getting them each their own game system (probably a PS2 each, for the older two and perhaps a V Smile for our 4 year old) and I know they are going to freak, but in a good way. This will be their first game system and I think they'll love them!

I am also so ecstatic about what’s going on with our house! We are renovating…if I had a camera I would be taking pictures of all this to show you guys, but alas I do not, perhaps J will get me one for Christmas ; ) That would be mega cool!

Anyway, about the house…we are turning the carport into a family room and Theater room, the ultimate man room, I’m going to get pictures of it somehow for you guys when he finishes it. With what he has in mind I’m sure that this house will be the hang out place for all the kids of the neighborhood…just lovely…lol! We are also ripping up all the carpet and putting in wood and tile floors throughout the house, can’t wait for that to be complete, no more pesky carpet stains!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007


This is my current desktop background. I was fooling around in Photo Shop and this is what I got. Nothing special, but simple with just a splash of color to remind me to smile when the world is gray. : ) Corny...I know.

Have a wonderful weekend my (as hubby calls you all) blog buddies
Thank You Rock Dog for mentioning my blog on your bitchin' show!!! That was super cool.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

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PARENTS: BE WARNED: This blog is run by an ADULT and I CANNOT guarantee that every post will be suitable for children under the age of 18.

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