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… – Hubby is being laid off as of 15 Dec.  Rotten timing, eh?  We’ll be okay though.  We’ve got things figured out although everyone he knows (quite a few people as Hubby firmly believes in networking!) are helping him look & his boss is looking into whether or not he can be kept on overhead for a few weeks until another position (another worker is leaving in a few weeks for a different job out of state) is open around the 1st of Jan.  This would work best but, ultimately we’ve decided that it’s time to get the heck out of hell, Sierra Vista, Dodge!

This is in no way upsetting me as I have decided that I hate living in the back of beyond (Hello Joanns, Michaels & Hobby Lobby! & goodbye septic system & well!!!) but, I do wish that things hadn’t worked out quite this way.  We need to work on our house/property to get them up to snuff to sell.  In other words we’ve got lots of painting & yard work ahead of us.  (Anybody want to come help us shift dirt & gravel?)  Oh & we’d love to go back to England or Germany if anyone knows of a good job.

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It’s a torn ac!  But it’s also quite possibly a torn cc as well!  What this means is that for the next 6 – 8 weeks there will be absolutely NO sports to include mt biking.  In fact, the only things he can do are soaking in the pool (not quite blue or warm enough) & walking.  That’s it on the exercise front since we don’t have a gym membership.  The other things are that he still needs to be in his sling, take Aleve twice a day (take less pills than ibuprofen), still use the ice as needed & that last one is that he should sleep in the recliner if it feels better.

And that is what we learned after driving up to the big city & meeting Dr Nielson @ the Tucson Ortho Institute.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love that place?  Not here?  Well, I do.  After the other peds ortho dude saved reset the Princess’s arm we will always go up there for our bone needs.  It’s a trust thing.

Well, I’m off to start researching my last paper for this class.  Hopefully I get a couple of week break before my next online classes start.  I still have to go in & register because they won’t let me do it online (register) until I’ve taken 12 credits online.  Oh, well.  Gotta go get that Aleve!

Well the girls left w/ their mom earlier.  I will miss them but I have rediscovered why we only had two.  I’m just not cut out to be a mom of a larger family than what I have.  Nothing wrong w/ larger or smaller; it’s just about what we can handle & need.

Some other things have happened & I wanted to make sure that I acknowledged these things.

1.  Hubby is the best!  He stayed up all night w/ the Princess who was vomiting her guts out (yeah, that’s how I felt too about the whole thought of it) & let me go to bed.  This is the second time he’s done this & wow!  If that isn’t true love I don’t know what is.

2.  The girls are sweet & polite but now they are gone.

3.  The girls have a family who love them very much but I’m really grateful that I learned to do things like look @ my kid’s papers when they bring them home from school.  It really makes a child feel so much more loved.  The adoration staring @ me out of those sweet eyes is a drug I’ll never get tired of.

4.  My kids are actually pretty good & I love them & they love Hubby & me.

5.  I have felt @ different times that I am a lame mom but turns out I’m not as lame as I thought.  Yeah, me!

6.  I have a Father in Heaven & elder Brother, Jesus Christ, who love me more than I can ever love them even though I’m trying.

7.  I’m so grateful for everyone who reads this blog & comments in a good way.  Love ya, guys!

Has anybody else heard of Matt Logelin?  He’s the blogger whose wife died right after giving birth to their adorable baby girl, Madeline.  It was incredible sad & yet Matt had to go on for this beautiful little girl that he & Liz, his wife, had wanted.  After raising Maddy alone except for family, friends & bloggy land Matt has found love again.  To me this is one of the most amazingly beautiful stories.  He’s mourned Liz so hard & for so long.  All I can say is good for you, Matt!  No one should have to be alone.  I hope that Maddy, you & Brooke are very happy!!!

Then there is Patrice over @ Not a girl, not a woman who just found out that her little sister’s cancerous tumor is gone.  Anna still has to finish her chemo & radiation treatments but she’s won a major battle here.  This is a miracle for a teenager.  A girl still in high school.  Just writing this has me in tears of joy for the miracle that has been granted to this amazing young woman & her family.  If you get a chance give Patrice a high five for her sister.  I know she’d love that!

I’m wondering when you go to college online if you should actually be able to contact your instructor & get a response from him.  Seriously.  I think he has been gone for a couple of weeks because all of a sudden there was a flurry of graded material plus when I asked him a question via email I didn’t get a response.  So…. What do I do?  Oh & I did get an “A” on my first paper & I anticipate another one on this one.  The thing is that I just threw it together.  I didn’t actually sit down & outline it although I did do some research on two things for the paper.  Trust me when I say that it didn’t take long.  I think the paper took me all of 10 minutes to write & the reviews I’ve gotten so far from this online review & also my peers incline me to think it’s okay.  I should be grateful but I don’t feel like I’m learning anything in this class.  I know, quit whining.  It’s obnoxious & I should be happy that I’m getting good grades but….

It’s Sunday & I’ve turned in my latest assignment a day early.  I’m thinking this means I should really try to blog more this week & I’m going to try to hit Aloha Friday this time.  I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!

(I’ve got to learn to proofread better!  Seriously!!)

I’m still around but I’ve been making this english class alot harder than I should.  I’ve been letting myself become intimidated by the 20 yr gap in school & really, I shouldn’t have.  I can do this!  But, I’ll still be absent a bit longer cause trying to make my brain come up w/ my next essay is not fun.  I have too many ideas & not enough to go on to actually make it seem like a coherent recollection.  *shrug*  I’ll be back, I promise & I’m working towards being done by Thursday night (not due until Friday pm) so that I can play Aloha Friday!

I did want to leave y’all w/ something that my aunt sent me.  This just really hit home w/ me.

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.

A Death Certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . .. And read this slowly…
I Believe….
That just because two people argue, that
doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue, that
doesn’t mean they do love each other.
I Believe…
That sometimes when I’m angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe…
That we don’t have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.
I Believe…
That no matter how good a friend is,
they’re going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe…
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I Believe…
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.
I Believe…
That it’s taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.
I Believe…
That you should always leave loved ones
with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I Believe…
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.
I Believe…
That we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.
I Believe…
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe….
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done,
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I Believe….
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I Believe….
That my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing,
and have the best time.
I Believe…
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you,
when you’re down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe…
That maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you’ve had,
and what you’ve learned from them…
and less to do with how many
birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I Believe…
That it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I Believe…
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I Believe…
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe…
That you shouldn’t be so eager to find
out a secret.
It could change your life forever.
I Believe…..
Two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.
I Believe…
That your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don’t even know you.
I Believe…
That even when you think you have no more to give,
if a friend cries out to you..
you will find the strength to help.
I Believe…
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe…
That the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon..
I Believe….
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in.
I just did.
I believe..
The happiest of people don’t necessarily
have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.
Thank you God for all the wonderful people
who help us throughout the journey of life…

Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Now usually that is said or mentioned in song but today I’m singing it from the top of my lungs!  HALLELUJAH!  Now, it’s not because I don’t love my children.  I actually love them very much.  Hard not to when you’ve worked every day of their lives to help them in some way.  They are my joy & delight.  They are also my life’s torment.  If you don’t have kids try to think back to your childhood w/ your siblings (if no siblings I do feel sorry for you – siblings are great for deflecting any kind of trouble headed your way – just ask my sibs!) & if you do have kids but they’re not @ this delightful stage yet, well, don’t worry.  You’ll be there sooner than you think!

So back to my Hallelujah!  It’s Monday.  It’s the first Monday of school in the new year.  Nuff said.

I’m starting the New Year off right.  Today I had my first mammogram.  Not as bad as I’d thought actually.  I won’t have the results back for another week but, hey, @ least I’ve done something right for my health to start the new year.

So.  If you’ve of the appropriate age or if you have family members who’ve had cancer (especially breast) have you had a mammogram yet?

Happy New Year one & all!


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