Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting On The Next Storm

This is what greeted me at the door this evening. There is another storm system headed this way and it's supposed to be much worse!

Monday, May 23, 2011


I had barely been home long enough to take my shoes off when the Tornado sirens began to blare. After seeing all of the news footage lately, I was scared! Lumpkin and I hid out in the bathroom and I had her jump in the tub and cover up with a comforter. We had our little Leia with us too. We could hear on the scanner that there was damage and buildings down somewhere. I was thankful when the sirens stopped and we were safe!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Lumpkin and I are moving again. This makes four times in two years. All told, well over forty moves for me since the age of eighteen. Just when I'm feeling like the worst Mom in the world, Lindsay says "I can't wait to move! It's exciting every time!" What a kid! As much as we love our good friend Hasseman, it's just not working out. Living together is tough and I don't want our friendship to suffer. He was in a bind, we were in a bind, and thought we could pool resources. Losing the job I had and being unemployed for two months made a bad financial situation worse. Then take into account a new, lower-paying job, longer commute and new bills and something's gotta give. So we are moving back to the small town we were living in (ten minutes away) for cheaper rent, lower utilities and the privacy that we had living alone. Just wanted to give my blog friends the heads-up that I may be MIA while making the move. Thanks for understanding!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not The Mother's Day I Had Planned

I didn't feel well on Mother's Day. I didn't feel right when I woke up and the symptoms became worse throughout the day. I was still feeling chest pressure, back pain and difficulty breathing close to bedtime, so I called my sister and asked her to pick me up.

Two days later... I have a hospital bill (the good news is, the tests came back great) and I'm waiting to get my car back. It has been in the shop for a new transmission. When it rains, it pours. I'm trying to keep a brave face, but it's difficult. I was just starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm turning to you, my blog friends, for some kind words of encouragement. I hope your Mother's Day was spectacular!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day In Heaven

Mom and Lumpkin...

"...If flowers grow in heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for me, place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while"

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's Only Prom, Not The End Of The World

My baby, she's growing up.

The lighting's not the best on this one. I think one of her friends took it at dinner. But look at that smile. I love seeing my sweet baby happy.