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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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Table & Chairs

One of the last pieces of furniture from our pre-marriage days that we still had in our house was our table and chairs.  They were B's and I never cared for them - but they served the purpose.  Big old clunky chairs that tipped over if you sat too close to the edge.  The only thing I liked about the set, was that there was a bench and we could fit extra people around the table.

Over the years, we have discussed getting rid of the table and chairs and buying a new set,  and then an opportunity presented itself.  A friend's son was buying his first house and looking for furniture.  So I told her about our clunky table and chairs, texted her a couple of pics and lo and behold her son wanted them!  What????  And he wanted them immediately. 

This all came about the weekend before our vacation to Disney.  So on a Sunday, our table and chairs went out the door and we had a big empty room.   When we got back from vacation we still had a big empty room so we decided to paint it!  

Luckily we had found a new set the same weekend we sold the old one, and had been patiently waiting for them to call to set up delivery.  Well, my patience ran out this week and I called them twice yesterday to see when they were going to be filling our empty room.  They were very unhelpful and I was not impressed.    Today B went down to the store to see what was up and supposedly our set will be delivered this Friday.  I'll believe it when I see it. 

Meanwhile, we will continue to eat in the living room on our card table and folding chairs.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Oh No...the Big 5 - 0

Well, this is it...my final few days in my 40's.  Where has this last decade gone?  All I can say, is if my 50's are as jam-packed full of life as my 40's, it's going to be a wild ride!

In my 40's I got married, foster parented 3 beautiful children, had 2 different jobs, vacationed in Jamaica, lost my mom, and saw my oldest baby girl niece graduate from high school.

This past weekend we visited with my family for 48 hours.  Oh, how I love each and every one of them.  We had 16 sitting around a table yesterday, enjoying the wonderful meal my sister and sister-in-law put together.  We laughed til we cried, reminisced about the good old days and dreamed of what's to come.  Everyone wore black in honor of my decade change and I loved it!  B tried to get pics of me with everyone there - I told them I was documenting my birthday, but it was really just a chance to hug up on them for a second or two.  Plus a couple of my nieces and nephews told me that I didn't look like I was going to be 50!  They are now my favorites, ha ha!!

I love that my Dad wrote the following in my card -  "I know you are not 50, just 5 perfect 10's".   I've decided that 50 is nothing more than a number - it's not going to define me or the things I'm going to accomplish in the days, months and years a head!

Or at least that's how I feel about it today...not sure how I'll feel after the day has come and gone!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let's Play Catch Up

You know it's time to catch up on your blog when your husband mentions it!  I had no idea he was even still reading it, I'm thankful that he does - he might be the only one!

Last we chatted, we were doing the Disney countdown.  Well, Disney has come and gone and we had a most wonderful, fabulous, magical time.  It seemed to take forever for the trip to happen, then it was over in the blink of an eye, and now, 2 weeks later, it seems like forever since we were on vacation!  As a matter of fact, I texted a photo of us to B today and reminded him that I wanted to be on vacation again with him soon!

So my thoughts on our Disney trip....we stayed at a great hotel, Wilderness Lodge.  The rooms, lobby, decorations, pool area, etc were fabulous.  We spent a day at each Disney theme park, rode segways, saw the Cirque d'Soleil, shopped, swam, ate, and enjoyed each others company.  It was nine days of "just the 2 of us" and it was wonderful.   Our flights down and back were hectic - delays, lost luggage.  But we got there and so what if our luggage spend an extra day in Baltimore on the way home!

We were both back to work within 6 hours of being home and we haven't stopped since.  Between working, painting and cleaning, laundry and all the other normal chores of life, we haven't been bored!

We are heading to visit my family this coming weekend - it's been 2 months since our last visit.  To say I'm anxious to see everyone is an understatement.  It will only be for 2 short days, but I'll take it!

Hopefully I can get back into the groove again and back to this blog!