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I am getting by......

Friday, August 29, 2014

It has been hard the last couple of days. We dropped off our first born at college on Tuesday. What a change in our family dynamic. It is so hard to let go and carry on. Sometimes I feel like I am in this fog. At times I am totally out of it. Today Danny finally called. The first thing out of his mouth was. Hello Mom how are you?? I said I am doing OK. How are you?? With that he said he missed me so much and that he was so homesick. I said this huge awwwww and then I said I missed him a lot too. I told him in time it will get better. It has to. I guess time will heal all. I hope it does because right now it just plain suxs... I feel lost without him here. I hope he adjusts to campus life well and all goes smoothly for him. I know for me I will get thru this.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Here we are at Danny's orientation in college.



Hugs to all and take care..

  
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ALICIA363 8/31/2014 12:30PM

    I'm falling apart just 'cause it's DD's senior year in high school. Can't imagine your heartache. Hang in there!

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TWESTEN1 8/30/2014 12:16PM

    I think that must be the hardest thing ever... when the kids start to leave :( Mine are 14 and 16 so I have few more years with them. Sorry it's so hard ~ it's kind of nice that he's homesick too... nice that he's missing you!!! That means you're a great mom and are loved.

Hang in there!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/30/2014 11:33AM

    My oldest just graduated her university and my middle one ready to go....sighs..I have my "baby" for two more years after that before I'm a empty nester...I hear it gets easier but you are right...it's a BIG change. emoticon

I guess we are one of the lucky ones. There are families where they can't wait to get rid of their kids and their kids can't wait to go! LOL

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KELLIEBEAN 8/30/2014 11:07AM

    I remember, like it was yesterday, how it felt dropping my daughter off 11 years ago.

It will get a little easier. I'm with you!

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/30/2014 7:45AM

    Aww hugs to you guys

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TROOPER1961 8/29/2014 10:50PM

    Aww Gf I feel so bad for you!! emoticon

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Have a Great Weekend!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

I love ice-skating. Here is an amazing commercial somebody just shared with me. Check it out!! Nothing more romantic than a good ice-skating routine with cars on ice?? Now I made you curious. Check it out!!

We are having a little get together for the end of Summer celebration. Time to celebrate Justin and Danny's Graduation, Danny's 18th Birthday and my 50th. Can't wait to have some FUN!!

Make it a great day and weekend!!

Hugs,


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MUMMY22BOYS 8/24/2014 12:14AM

    Hope you're having a great time!!

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/22/2014 11:15AM

    Awesome
Have a great weekend

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LOSE4LIFE47 8/22/2014 10:17AM

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Happy Monday!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just wanted to share that our favorite local restaurant on the lake is being sold this week. We have been going there since hubby and I met. Many good memories there. During the Winter months we would snowmobile or ice-fish on the lake. When we got cold or wanted to eat we would climb up the ladder and go in for some good food and something hot to drink. During the Summer months we would hop in our boat, dock and have a great meal. The locals would also be there to talk to. Hopefully, the new owner will keep a lot of the same things and just make a couple of changes. I guess they call that progress.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer... I still can't believe Danny will be off to College on the 26th!! The Summer is just going way too fast!!

Hugs,

Here is Justin and Daniel at the Restaurant

  
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LISACHOSECHANGE 8/21/2014 8:22AM

    I am sorry about the restaurant closing. It goes fast with kids doesnt it

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TROOPER1961 8/18/2014 9:08PM

    Hopefully new owners will keep most the same. New chapter for new memories?

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/18/2014 8:21PM

    The summer did go fast.

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STILLMENEWBODY 8/18/2014 4:25PM

    Clearly you have a lot of very wonderful memories formed around this restaurant. The thoughts of any possible big changes would definitely tug on my heart strings. Let's hope it remains a wonderful place to go and that new memories will be created!

I hope Danny's first experiences at college are great ones!

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ROBBIEY 8/18/2014 4:14PM

  I am sorry that the place is closing, but you will always have memories of your time there. Time stands still for nothing or no one.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/18/2014 3:51PM

    Everything changes.

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CRAZY WEEK!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

This week was insanely busy at the office. I can't describe it and I don't know why but we are just rolling along with the business. It may be a long, hard, cold winter again so we will squirrel away the funds. On Thursday we had four real estate closings. This week I have been getting out of this office past 7pm every night. Also, I am in here again and it is Saturday. I am not happy about it but it is business.

Last night was my jogging night so I was excited to shut down the office and get out and hit the roads. I decided mentally to JUST DO IT!! Put one foot in front of the other and push myself forward. I jogged so far that I was totally amazed. I clocked in a 4 mile jog and did not hurt at all. Three times I stopped to walk a little but most of the time I jogged. I kept saying mentally over and over again "Slow and steady wins the race." I truly believe that. I heard a couple footsteps behind me and there was Justin and Hubby jogging. We gave each other high fives as they passed and kept going. It feels great that we are out there taking care of ourselves.

Keep moving forward one step at a time... If I can do it - so can YOU!!

Another one of my favorite sayings!!!



Hugs,

  
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LADYJAJA 8/18/2014 7:05AM

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LISACHOSECHANGE 8/3/2014 7:49PM

    I am sure the run felt good after the long week. Congrats on going so long

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BIGPAWSUP 8/2/2014 6:28PM

    How awesome are you!! That is fantastic.



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PRUPLEBEAR 8/2/2014 5:08PM

    You rock

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TROOPER1961 8/2/2014 4:31PM

    U are such a ROCK STAR and so incredibly proud of you and your mindset!! emoticon

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My Eldest Turned 18 Yesterday!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

We went out to dinner last night to celebrate our first born turning 18!! WOW!! Has time flown. Where did it go??? I got home and Danny went out to celebrate with his friends. I sat there on the couch and it hit me. I turned 50 on Monday and Danny turned 18.

I am jogging now and I feel healthier than I have ever felt. Even in my teen years I never jogged. Yes, I have aches and pains but I am more active now. I just think it is what you do with your days on this earth and how you treat your body that counts. I treat every day as a gift - a precious gift!!

Take care all my Sparkbuddies and keep going one step forward at a time!! You all push me to strive for the best because today I am and we are worth it!!



Hugz,

  
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KMOMMO 7/22/2014 12:02AM

    Sounds like you have a new chapter of your life opening up! Happy birthday!

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GRLTAZ 7/20/2014 7:17PM

    Fantastic !!

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LISACHOSECHANGE 7/20/2014 2:52PM

    Wow it does go fast happy birthday again..lol

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DJ4HEALTH 7/18/2014 11:04PM

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BIGPAWSUP 7/18/2014 7:49PM

    Happy birthday to the both of you.

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JTREMBATH 7/18/2014 7:30PM

    emoticon to you and Danny.

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GEORGE815 7/18/2014 6:30PM

    Lots of good things. Happy Birthday to you and Danny. Keep the exercising up. I am jogging during my walk which I didn't do when I was younger. The things we need to do.

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