Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Catching up

I did not realize until today that it had been so long since I'd posted to my general blog. I've been making an effort to post to my genealogy blog more but this blog and my gardening blog have kind of been neglected. Lot's of things have happened since July. I'm making great progress despite what at times seems like horrible odds. I'm going to make the most of the "lemons" I've been given. Lemonade anyone? I am happy that my life took the turn it did in 2005 and that I don't have to deal with that chapter of my life anymore. At the time things are happening we tend to be filled with great emotion. Now I can look back and say that I am soooo much better off. My relationship with my daughter is so much better now too. She's my best friend and I think we both have a better understanding each of the other. I've worked hard to get things for her without turning her into an ungrateful brat. This year we have been doing homeschooling and I have been learning a great deal myself. I had never pictured myself as a teacher but I've found that it's something I could do easily ...though with Brittany's AS at times it becomes a bit challenging. I've went back to school and finished(almost) two degrees. This I hope will help me to better support my daughter. The AAS in Business Mgt Entrepreneurship(finished in 2007) and my AAS in Computer Science Networking I will finish in a few months. I redid some of Brittany's room. Bought her a new pillow top mattress, HD TV DVR and media holders as well as redid her bookcases. It looks wonderful. I love the Purple, Turquoise and Green Bedding she chose too. Had to go through her closet and sort through the rid of bunches that she's outgrown and then we went on a shopping trip to replace those with ones in her size. She has grown so much over the past year....she is over 5 ft tall now and wears a size 1in jeans. I think the next thing project is to select an elliptical machine...and then figure out where we have the space for it. I think she and I both would benefit from it. Jim enjoys his weights but that's not something Brit and I would like. I'm thankful for:
  • My Daughter who is truly my best friend
  • My Husband who supports me in all my endeavors even when he thinks I'm crazy.
  • My Family-(Near & Far)
  • My Friends-thank God for my unlimited nationwide calling plan & Facebook
  • My Dog Eva who is truly a cat trapped in a dog's body.
  • The life experiences I've been through which have made me the person I am today.
Song Lyrics to live by:
  • Be careful what you wish for..cause you just might get it.
  • Some of God's greatest gifts Are unanswered prayers