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

Saturday, June 30, 2007

What Kind of Coffee Girl are You?

You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe
But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated
You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys
Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.
And your dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Little of This and That...

Here are a few songs that caught my fancy lately...my taste is very eclectic so here you go.
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah


Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder


Imogen Heap - Headlock


Breaking Benjamin- Breath

Monday, June 18, 2007

Tagged...

* I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.

* Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

* People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.


8 Things About Me…

One. I don’t like basements, underground parking, caves or any small, closed in places. I don’t like the thought of thousands of pounds of weight above my head just waiting to collapse on me.

Two. I love flying, I want to learn to fly a glider some day, there is nothing like the way you feel when you’re above everything.

Three. I’m not fond of being at the top of tall buildings.

Four. I want to visit every Country in the world: Australia, Egypt, Israel and Scotland in particular.

Five. I don’t like to see kids with no respect. I think that people have too little respect for life in general.

Six. I want to start some sort of operation that will reach the people in THIS country who are without. I don’t mean those able to change their lives on their own, but those stuck in such places as the Appalachian Mountains, with few to no chances of ever leaving or changing the situation they’re in.

Seven. I love nature, anything that can be done out of doors is wonderful!

Eight. This is the first time I have ever been tagged to blog something!

And the winners are...
Queen of the Mayhem, and sadly to say...that's about the only other blogger I know to tag that hasn't already been tagged or that is still posting...if I can think of anyone else, I'll surely add them.

This One Tears Me Up...

I absolutely love this song, it makes me want to get up and move and if I could get hubby to dance like this...well, I swear I would have to chew his pants off right in the middle of the dance floor. If you can't tell, I love to dance and this song is definitely one I can get my groove on with.





I will have more to post, hopefully later today!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Allow Me to Introduce...

I don't think you have ever been introduced to my family, I'm not sure why I've waited so long to do this, perhaps it was what this blog originally started out as had nothing to do with my kids and I wanted to be sure people understood that, but it has drifted away from that part of my life and is now more focused on my family, dreams and goals and I'm happy of that. Not that I don't still cling to certain proclivities, but I feel that perhaps, some things are better left unsaid, or at least said less often.



This is my husband 34, and myself...28 years old. We have been married 10 years, 6 months, 12 days, 1 hour and 37 minutes. I'm so in love with Him and feel blessed beyond words to have Him in my life.



This is my daughter and the eldest of my children at 8 years old. This one will go far in life, she is a strong willed and determined young lady. She knows exactly what she wants and how she wants it and will settle for nothing less. While these are admirable traits, they also keep me on my toes. I'm also proud to say that my girl was an Honor Roll student again this whole school year!



This is my middle child and oldest son, 7 years old. This child has a heart as big as the world and it is made of solid gold. He aims to please, and he is so smart, I know he can do absolutely anything he chooses too. Now, if I could find a way to get him motivated and excited about school and cleaning his room...lol!



This is the youngest of my boys, he just turned 4 in April. This little red head is a fire ball! He can be so sweet when he wants to, he is also very intelligent and can't wait to get into Head-Start this coming August.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Total Girly Post...

My friend came over before school to borrow my shower and had her camera, she said let me take your picture I'm taking picture of all my friends, so I said yes and here you have it folks...me at 7 AM. I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking, but I'm going to call it not being awake. I am not photogenic even on the best days, why I thought that would change in the morning I'll never know...lmao.

She actually wanted to get the picture because of my hair, you see I have terrible frizzies and she left her straightening iron here last night (I own one, but I now know that the one I bought sucks!) I used it and it took me twenty minutes with hers, while it generally takes me almost two hours with mine and never looks this good. Anyway, the point is I like it straight and so did she so she had to have a picture.



PS. Yes, I do have red and black hair. : p

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Que Sera, Sera...



Well, school is officially out and I have all 3 (8,7 & 4 years old) of my kids + my best friend's son, he is 9 years old. This makes for a full day, I am up by 7:30 am to let K's son in, feed him breakfast and get him settled down to watch cartoons or movies until my three are up, then I lay back down, mess around on the PC or just enjoy the quiet until mine wake. They believe in sleeping in as late as they can in the summer, they are up at 5:45 every day for school and appreciate being able to lounge. This works well while I'm watching Kade because he like to be alone and is happy to let my kids sleep and just watch TV, then when the other kids get up I get them fed, dressed and out to play for the day and hope like hell they can get along long enough for me to get some kind of cleaning done.

As soon as possible I'm going to get my application in and talk to the manager for a job I want, I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for the full time position that will open up as soon as the sign shop opens in their new building, the guy (he works in the sign shop doing most of their signs) I'm doing logos with is going to try and get me in there. I'm hoping to get an evening job until that opens up, I need the money as well as the time away from the house, not to say this will ease the things I still have to do at home, but it will ease the frustration of being at home all the time, staring at the same walls day after day. I also like to work, I'm good at it and good at making money...the idea of soon being able to do what I love and make good money doing it thrills me like practically nothing else could.

It's been a little crazy here for me, my mind is cluttered with the want to move up in my life, I'm tired of feeling as if I'll pass through this life and not leave a mark, a real mark...in some way. I know, I have three beautiful children and a wonderful husband and that I am SO blessed to have them. I only hope that my children will remember me as a happy, loving mother and I feel like they will never know me completely as that if I'm not able to do something that makes me feel like a success.

Does that make me a selfish person? I worry. I want so much to be one of those moms that are happy to stay at home all the time, bake and keep a spotless home, but in the nine years of having children I have given up on the spotless house idea and moved on to the...Perhaps if I put them in sports and keep them busy they wont be home to mess it up phase...and that takes $$$. Making money leaves little time for baking though and so I am left to ponder...Aghhhh! I'm tired of pondering, but know that will never really change for me, I want my children to be healthy, happy and secure in themselves more than anything else in this life and that leaves me no choice but to worry about each move I make and how it will effect them.Okay, I've taken a deep breath and know that eventually with enough work and loving care it will all work out and they know they are loved if nothing else.

I think I just have so much going through my head lately that I've barely been able to sort it all and the more I think about it...the more my options, choices and problems that come with all of that...grow. So, what am I doing about it? I'm stopping to take a breather, to enjoy my kids, the warm summer sun on my skin and the cool splash of water every chance I get. I will take the necessary steps to get the ball rolling in the work and school departments, but other than that...I'm letting it go, going to stop stressing on it so much. Life doesn't stop moving, but it will slow down if you take the time to will it to and all of those problems that we deal with on a daily basis...they will be there after you stop to breath, they will probably just seem smaller and easier to deal with. I can only do my best and beyond that, que sera, sera.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Free Association...

Thank You...Unconscious Mutterings.

  1. Savage :: Nature
  2. Warrior :: Athena
  3. Daisy :: Duke
  4. Schedule :: Work
  5. Rock, paper, scissors :: School
  6. Medical :: Insurance
  7. Jade :: Statue
  8. Elevator :: Music
  9. Drain :: Bath Tub
  10. Goldfish :: Glass Bowl

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