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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Have had a wonderful trip. Went to boardwalk about an hour south of Houston and had a wonderful evening. The weather was gorgeous. Wonderful time with family. So precious. Hard to see us leaving our seperate ways. The planning and effort put into this trip was well worth it. Another family adventure memory. Not enough time together...but we take what we can have. Heading out to airports in a little while.+ emoticon


Saturday Morning

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Well here we go. Finally the big day we've been preparing for has arrived. Grandma is off with our neice and the bridal party getting their hair done. Grandma seems to be doing well with all the changes. Had a few moments last night as she was tired that she snapped at the bride when they changed the schedule...but she seems to have gotten some sleep and was off with the bridal party at 7 am after eating a good breakfast.

Great time with our kids. Daughter's flight had mechanical problems and they had to take anoather flight but they made it about an hour we stayed at the airport and waited for them. Grandma got to be at the gate waiting for her to deplane...and get the first hug. She liked that.

Trying to make good food choices...but it's hard.

Looking forward to time with our kids today and tomorrow morning before heading to the airports.

God continues to bless me with special times with my family. I cherish these moments.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's finally here...the beginning of our adventure to Texas. Take mom to get her hair done at 11:30 over my lunch time. Will probably have hubby bring her over around 7 pm tonight. Son and daughter-in-law get here tonight...probably LATE or EARLY and then we head about around 4:30 am to fly to Texas. Can't wait to put my arms around my daughter. I may not let go. Then we fly back Sunday afternoon. We get home around 11:55 pm and my best friend and her mom will already be here. They will help me get ready for a garage sale Thrs, Fri, Sat

I hear thunder and lightening this AM We could sure use the rain. Some of my flowers .... well I just haven't had time to get them watered and they look very thirsty.

I think after all our preparation for this weekend...I think we are ready. I think we have everything altered, purchased...but not all packed...YET.. Still working on that.

Off to a wonderful adventure!

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OZARKMARY 9/16/2010 6:54AM

    Have an awesome adventure and reunion with your daughter. Think "healthy choices". I'm off to NE for a Fri night of grandson football. Can't wait! emoticon emoticon emoticonmary

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    Travel safe, have a wonderful time!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Went to RAD class last night...self defense class led by local Police department. First week was book learning and last night we got to try things. A girl at work signed us up. Enjoyed it but returned with several good bruises. Felt good I was able to stretch out and get through everything well without strain or out of breath and able to stretch out all the way. My life choices are paying off. Felt good about that.

Only two more days and my family will be all together. Not for long enough but you take what you get. We fly out friday at 6 am. My son and daughter in law and mother in law will be staying the night so we can leave together. My daughter and her boyfriend will be leaving about the same time from Florida and meet up with us in Texas. She will get there around 9:40 and we get in around 9:58. What great timing. We are attending my nephews wedding on Saturday. Looking forward to being with that side of the family also. Wondering how mom will take it all in. Been awhile since she has seen her daughter. I know she would like a closer relationship but my sister in law is too busy and things have been strained between them over the years. Mom has become calmer since moving here and seems more happier and laughs a lot more. My sister in law lives a different kind of life and have gone through major struggles the last few years...loosing their home and bankruptsy etc and tend to have a negative attitude and blame others for choices they have made. So wonder how Mom will do?

Was reflecting this AM how blessed I am. I have started to live life instead of sit on the sidelines and watch life go by. We have accomplished so many hurdles this year. Checked off some of my bucket list items and we are accomplishing some of my goals for this year. It is a season my hubby and I are growing closer and closer although we both have busy careers that demand lots of time and energy. Taking an evening drive has been fun. Even my hubby has perked up and is starting slowly to do other things besides sit in front of the TV at night and vegetate. Slowly things in my life are moving.

Two friends and I meet monthly for Bible Study and we are challenging ourselves to memorize Scripture. We have been friends for a long time but life drifts us in and out of each other's lives. We want to encourage each other, pray for each other, learn more and hold each other accountable....That is another good thing going in my life that I've neglected for awhile.

We get home from Texas Sunday night and my best friend and her mom will already be at the house. They are helping us put together a garage sale that weekend! They are such precious people to me. They have been there for me closing down my dad's farm and helping me pack up things and clean up things (ICK) Her mom always had a hot meal at night for us...Yum Yum! I am truly blessed with special friends in my life. That is another part of my plan...get rid of our clutter and packratitis. After closing down two family's home our garage was overflowing.

I am enjoying making new friends on Sparkpeople from all over that are also on the same journey to improve their health and lifestyle. AWESOME!

So I am excited about the changes in my life and plan to continue them. It is a crazy, busy time in my life right now...but it is fun and exciting.

I am heading in the right direction and I am starting to see changes.


Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Had the final dress fitting on mom last night and everything looks good! Praise the Lord! Things are coming together. Looked at what she has laid out to take and everything looks good...except we added a button down shirt for when she gets her hair done. Now I need to start packing. Have a meeting tonight and then W and Th don't have anything scheduled. Will probably try to squeeze in exercise with mom before we leave. I exercise each AM but she doesn't...sometimes she walks but want to keep her moving.


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