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Bossy, Independent, Stressed, Crazy about my husband and family. This blog is about the everyday life of our family of 2.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Shopping

Today B and I went prim shopping.  He followed me around a couple of my favorite primitive decor shops and I spent money.  It was a great day, ha!  We are trying to finish up our living room - which we redid a year ago.  We need end tables by our couch.  I bought one today, but the debate is whether it's too small.  My sis says to leave it for a few days and see if it grows on me.  So, I'm going to take her advice and see what happens. 

B has offered to move it to his man cave and use it next to his recliner.  So far, I'm declining his generous offer.  I wish that I had tons of extra funds and could just walk in those stores and get whatever strikes my eye.  I'd love to have the seasonal decorations and the walls all decked out.  Don't get me wrong, I have lots of stuff, everywhere.  But there's always room for something new.  I love to rearrange and try things in different places.

When B and I gave up the dream to have kiddos, we decided to live more of a retirement lifestyle while we are working.  We might take a spur of the minute trip to somewhere, or stay overnight or buy something new for the house.  I have had a few people tell me how lucky we are...and we are very fortunate.  But, it goes both ways.  If you have children, you are rich beyond measure.  We are rich with nieces and nephews and couldn't imagine our lives without them. 

Friday, September 28, 2012


Today I turned 49.  Not 50...that's 364 days away.  I'm 49.  One year left of my 40's.  This has been a full decade.  I got engaged, married, a passport, went to Jamaica, got a new sister-in-law, foster parented 3 sweet children, visited Disney at least 6 times.  Those are some of the highlights.

My 40's have had some low times - I lost my mom to ovarian cancer, we were not able to adopt any of those sweet foster babies. 

My handsome husband was such a sweetheart today.  He brought me 6 long stemmed roses to work.  Then sent me a text a couple of hours later...he dropped by with 6 more long stemmed roses and left them for me in another part of my work area for me to discover.  Heavens, he gets all romantic on me like that and makes me fall in love all over again with him!  Tonight he took me to the movies (I get in free on my birthday, ha ha) and then we went out to dinner.  It has been a wonderful day.

I'm going to enjoy this last year of my 40's.  Going to try to make it the best year yet.  It's started out great, so I'm hoping to keep that momentum going.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Virginia Vacation

Well, we spent a long weekend with my BFF from high school.  Yes, it is possible to keep a friendship going for decades, and we are living proof.  B and I flew to Virginia Beach after work last Thursday and spent till Tuesday with D & D.  We had such a wonderful time.   We packed as much as we could into 4 days, plus we talked and talked and talked some more.

B and I have decided that we'd like to do more trips like this.  Take off for 4 or 5 days, explore an area and enjoy each other.  He is a great travel companion...if I'm relaxed and going with the flow, he is nervous and uptight and vice versa!  This was my first "carry-on" only trip.  We didn't check any bags - everything I needed had to fit in a suitcase that I could carry on the plane.  I'm an over-packer.  Always want to be prepared for whatever might happen.  Hate to wear anything more than once on a trip.  Well...it took me a week to pack.  And every day I would go through my suitcase and edit a little more.  I'm proud to say that I only didn't wear one pair of shorts and neither bathing suit (too cold to swim).  Everything else got worn, woo hoo!  And I wore my jeans 3 different times during the trip.  This is huge for me.  B was pretty proud of me...I think deep down he didn't think I'd be able to do this.

Also on this trip we decided to leave the ideas of what to do up to D & D - we were in their territory.  This is totally unlike me - I usually need to know what I'm doing every second of the day.  And guess what...it was fun!   We visited the Outerbanks in NC and rode on a 4x4 over the sand to find the wild horses of Corolla, we went up 104 steps to the top of a lighthouse at Fort Henry.  We dug our toes in the sand and we went on a sailboat and I didn't get seasick!  I think more going with the flow will be in my future for sure!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm cranky

and I don't know why.  Well I do know why.  I didn't get to sleep til after 1 a.m.  Work is super stressful. Dealing with dental insurance and decisions on when to have dental work never puts me in a good mood.  And I'm hungry.  So hungry.  I've been trying to get back on the myfitnesspal.com bandwagon and lose a few more pounds.  And I'm starving.  Fruit isn't cutting it.  I'd like some chips and crackers and a brownie or too please!

So, I'm going to try to not be cranky.  I'm going to eat a good supper.  Healthy, hearty and hopefully, please Lord, let it be filling!  And maybe the rest of my day, I will be a kinder, gentler person.

Um...yeah, right.