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Home Alone!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Wow, people going all sorts of places today; Husband is out in the tractor plowing his brothers field (it used to be our land, but he sold our 30 acres to his brother, instead of leasing it to him....a bad subject here at the house, as he didn't talk to me about it, but that was over 20 years ago); Scott is heading to Rochelle IL to hopefully get a picture of the NS 1072 (a Heritage unit-special paint engine) that he's missed a LOT of times and has had trouble getting a photo of because he's either working, or it goes through in the middle of the night, and the lighting isn't good enough there to get a good picture; and Brande went over to her and her bf's place to feed her ponies.

I just realized I'm alone here....how calming, but still, I miss not having people around. Oh well, gives me a chance to get things done I normally couldn't.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and that your weekend is more than you ever expected. SMILE...it's the sunshine on a cloudy day! emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 6/2/2013 8:22PM

    Some times an alone day is good. emoticon

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Bad afternoon

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I was so upset, I thought the visitation was from 4-7 yesterday, and we arrived around 5:30, and no one was there. I called my mom and she said it was from 2-4 and the funeral was at 4, so we missed it all. I was so mad that I'd not paid closer attention to the times, but I would have swore the funeral was today and wanted to go so bad. At least my Mom and Sister went, but still...I just feel so bad, now am trying to figure out who to send the card to. I'm going to have to open it and put a check inside instead of the cash, too. I hate having to open it, but what else can I do?

I hope today turns out for the better, I'm on a hunt to find out who to send this card to. Have a great day, everyone. emoticon

  
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DEEO12 6/1/2013 1:01PM

    Eleni is right. I am sure they will appreciate the card and you can't let this take over your day week month etc. You need to find a way to not beat yourself up over this. You had great intentions and things went wrong. You can always place some flowers at the grave sight too.

Hope you can find away to forgive your self about the times as i am sure they are not upset with you.

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MS.ELENI 6/1/2013 12:08PM

    It was just meant to be. Funerals are for the living anyway. I am sure family will appreciate a card. Don't let it upset up.Nothing you can do now. Try to have a nice weekend. emoticon

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June--busy month ahead

Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm not really looking forward to June...we have a graduation the day before Father's Day, which is normally the day I go on the HOG MDA Tub run, now I can't this year because of the out of city wedding of my husband's neice. Kind of frustrating, but hey, it's a wedding of family, so what can you do. Then again, I'd rather be doing something that I'm not faced with lots of good food and able to get out and walk a lot, if you know what I mean. Oh well, such is life. This will be the first time in 10 years I've missed it.

Found out yesterday a long-time friend of my family committed suicide. Chris had lost a son to suicide a while back, and then her ex-husband did the same thing (suicide) and she felt it was her fault for both, and then she lost a job she absolutely loved and she blamed herself. I guess she just couldn't take it anymore. She was 47, I'd not seen her since her son's funeral because she moved far away. It's such a shame, she used to be the sweetest, most fun person, but after such hardships, I guess she wasn't able to handle them anymore. Rest In Peace, Chris, we'll miss your smiling face.

Anyway, on that note, I'm going back to doing my tours of SparkPeople...I hope you all have a wonderful day.

May you finally find the peace you've craved here on Earth, we'll miss you.

  
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MS.ELENI 5/31/2013 12:29PM

    So sorry for the loss of your friend. I really don't understand how so many things can happen to one person. It is too much to bear some times.
It sounds like you have some fun things coming up. Enjoy them and just do the best you can with eating etc.

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Worries and rest

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What a beautiful morning, though it's supposed to storm this afternoon, that's alright. Did my exercises today and wished it was cooler out, imagine that!

I actually woke up this morning and felt like getting up, instead of just wanting to lay in bed, that's a first. Got my shower taken, exercises done; maybe it's because it's such a beautiful morning, I don't know. But what can you say, we've decided to have leftovers tonight, and an egg sandwich if we need it, because we normally stop somewhere and eat before getting groceries, so I'm figuring out what I'm going to eat before we go so I have the "right" things.

I've decided it's kind of nice not to have to get up and not have to go out and clean pony pens, etc, though it was good exercise. I can spend it doing something else.

Oh, Gator is feeling better, no more...ummm... diarreah, I was worried about that, because of his Dad dying of cancer and that was one of the signs. But he'd gotten into some bones somewhere, and Brande found that in his excrement, so we figure that's what was wrong. We fed him rice and tuna all weekend, and he's now been eating and everything seems fine now. So we're praying he's doing fine. Plus, when we called the vet they said a lot of dogs have been having a flu, so it possibly was that, too. But we're glad he's doing so much better, no more worries, thank goodness.

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe day! emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 5/30/2013 2:28PM

    Without horses you will have more time for you. Enjoy

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Ponies and Trains

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wow, today's going to seem sort of boring compared to my blog yesterday, but that's alright. It's supposed to be beautiful out today, in the mid 80's, now THAT's something to celebrate.

These are rare days, lately, too bad we couldn't have had this during Memorial Day weekend, but that's alright, we survived and now it's coming this week, I'll take that. My daughter wants to go to two horse shows out of state, but she's not sure her bf will be going, so that means I'll probably be going with her, because she needs someone to help her with the ponies. I love going to the shows with her, but dang, it's a lot of work, but that's alright, I also love having the time with her. I'm so proud of her, she loves doing it, and as long as she does, I'll be there with her, if she wants me to be.

My son loves trains, and I'm really proud of him, I keep telling him that he should take all the photos he's taken of trains and make them into a book. He knows so much about each one of those engines, that he would be able to put together an amazing book, but he won't do it. I'm not kidding, he must have at least 4 of those BIG photo albums filled with every engine that's come through Janesville, and most that's come through Rochelle, IL; not all, but a lot of them. He can tell, by the whistle alone, what the engine is, where it's going, etc etc. He's done it many times up at the River, and it's just amazing to see him do it.

Anyway, I have to get my exercises done, I hope you all have a great day. emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 5/29/2013 12:16PM

    How many ponies does your daughter have.
I agree your son could make a great book. I think it is awesome. I wish I had something as cool as trains to take pics of.
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