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Friday, June 18

In this moment... Life stands still and...

I smile!!!

I am thinking about life! I am thinking right now how amazingly blessed I am! Even with a wicked trial coming up that has been turned into a huge trial due to my unbelievably sociopathic ex and his controlling wife... And even though I live in pain daily... And I wonder how I will continue to afford the rising cost of raising two kids on my own...

I can't stop smiling at the amazing fortune I have! And I don't mean monetary fortune! Money doesn't make you happy.  What makes me happy is having the love of family and friends! It's the security in knowing that you found your soul mate in life! It's the feeling that you get when a stranger thanks you for just smiling at them for no reason!

A week from today, my sweetie and I will be on our way to Hawaii to celebrate our commitment and love for each other... Forever together! We are committed to each other for life! Through the good times and the bad times! Knowing that neither one of us will ever hurt each other by a selfish act as with our previous spouses!

I smile today, as I will always know that I have raised two amazing daughters despite the circumstances that have been thrown our way! Everyday, the girls continue to amaze me with their unselfishness to those around them and their positive attitude toward the world!

I could go on and on with my gratefulness for all that I have! And, it's never the material possessions that make me happy.  However, instead, I will leave you to ponder all that you are grateful for... 

and remember to smile! 

For as they say, "a smile is worth a thousand words"!

Monday, June 14

time flies when you are having fun...

The weeks are just flying by!  The weekend was so rainy and cold - unusual for this time of year.  Everything is so green.  Fortunately, there wasn't any hail to destroy the few plants I have planted this year.  With my Fibro getting worse, I have had to back off on all that I do; therefore, this year, less flowers in the garden.

I do enjoy a little rain to keep me indoors and not out riding my bike.  I decided to put a printer tray to good use and am using it for my earrings.  I think it works very well.  I was tired of having to find earrings that never seemed to stay together in my jewelry drawer.  This is certainly a fun way to see what I have.

Well, it's off to class on this Monday morning.   Hopefully, the sun will come out and it will warm up later today.

Enjoy your Monday... what exciting things do you have planned for this summer day?


Wednesday, June 9

Schools out for Summer!

It's June.... where does time go?  Both my girls are home for the summer, looking for jobs.  My older gal just found one!  Yippee!  The younger gal, well, it's too hard out there to find a job.  That's okay.  She's busy with Cheerleading practices, already, and headed to a 4-day camp next week.  Then, back to town to get her license!  Ahhhhhh!  Car insurance, again... my older one just renewed hers on my account.  Where does it end... all the expenses of raising kids????

Oh well... they are amazing girls full of life and so much passion about their futures!  Me, too!  Back in school and loving it.  I am finally going to be able to focus on me and get a college degree.  Strange, but good.  The college scene is different than 30 years ago, that's for sure!

well, it's off to make dinner... Vietnamese Noodle Bowls... a request of my daughter.  Yum!