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I have really become very lax in blogging the past 6 months or so. I feel terrible about this. I really want to be a “blogger” but my life has been full. I am struggling with the decision on to stop my blog or not. I will continue to think on this as I do not want to make a hasty decision. Perhaps I will only blog monthly. I am looking forward to any feedback you may have for me.

Last night I added a new page to my blog. Why don’t you go check it out!

In a previous post I had mentioned that life has thrown some curve balls my way. I was very vague about this….until today.

The week of Christmas I found out that one of my Great Aunt’s died. I was really sad to hear this on one hand. On the other hand she was 92 years old and was not in the best of health recently. I attended the wake one week ago today. This was the first time in many moons that I have seen some of the family that was at the wake. It was good to see my brother,  we have made tentative plans to get together sometime this month. He and I have been estranged for many years so maybe that will change in some manner. Only time will tell.

The day after Christmas I am on my lunch break and in walks My Love. I was so happy to see him I ran up to him and hugged and kissed him and at this moment I said Uh Oh…this isn’t good. See he has only visited me at work a couple of times and each time it was bad news. We excuse ourselves and head somewhere quiet. He tells me that we need to talk as something has happened  and proceeds to tell me that he was fired. This has thrown us off-balance to say the least. Neither one of us ever saw this coming. He worked there for 7 1/2 years. WOW. He was told that his job was no longer necessary.  My heart hurts so much right now. I can not begin to image what he is going through. He knows I am here for him that I support him always and that I love him so much. It has been just over a week and the two of us are still in shock. There are many things I want to say, need to say but am unable to. I am trying to compose thoughts and this is the best I can do right now. So if the grammar and whatnot are not up to par please forgive me.

It seems like a moment ago we where excited by the holidays coming up and now that talk is unemployment and budget cutting. Ah Life…sure likes to keep one on their toes. Oh no worries here. We are stronger together. I am trying to stay optimistic. In fact someone suggested that I make myself a Quote Booklet. So next thing I know I am writing favorite quotes on a Mat Stack I bought. Punches wholes in them and strung them with pink ribbon. I LOVE It. Everyday we look at our quote of the day and it helps. Some days it helps only for a moment or two others it changes how that day would have went. I have been playing around with possibly blogging about the quotes. After I read each one I feel like I need to write about it. So we shall see.

My tummy has started to rumble and I realize the time and must head off in search of dinner. Now where did I put that Pho menu (hey a girl needs to eat and it’s soup)

Life has thrown some punches my way as of recent. I am cleaning up the mess these punches have made in my life and plan on getting back to blogging regularly again soon.   Without to much elaboration let’s just say two days ago something life changing happened. It was/is a negative thing and that I am struggling to find the positive in.


My job is renovating…the construction crew let us help take a wall down today. It was AWESOME!

I decided I want to try Yoga by the end of the year. This center is not far from me. They also have seminars….a couple in December have peaked my interest.

Our Day is what we call our anniversary. This year instead of making set plans we decided to just do.  After breakfast we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens ( No matter how many times one goes here there is always something new to see. We so enjoy looking at all the plants, trees and fish that live here. Nature tends to center the two of us so this was a great start to Our Day.

 Next up was rug shopping…about a month ago a pipe burst in our apartment and we lost out living room rug. Off to see what treasures we could find at Ollies. I LOVE the rug we found. It so goes perfect with our brown couch. 

New Rug

At this point My Love turned to me and asked if I would like to go window shopping at the mall. I figured why not. I am not a big mall person but love to window shop. I have not been to this particular mall in sometime and learned that there was a Pandora store. I do own a Pandora bracelet and looked at it as an opportunity to look at charms. I like that my bracelet each charm has meaning to me so I take my time in purchasing them. I did acquire a new charm…..The World’s A Stage. I chose this particular charm as Life & Marriage are full of ups and downs.

We had an early dinner at Jack Astor’s. We always enjoy the food. So that was a bit of a look into Our Day.

I have been making tweaks to my blog pages. Still learning what is working for me and what isn’t. Just added some pictures from the Botanical Gardens. Guess I should stop procrastinating and finally sit down and complete my OSHA video tutorial that I promised I would complete today. After it is completing I am hoping to make a batch of hummus and do some reading.


Enjoy what today brings you!

I have been a busy lady today. As you know I made a stop at Joann’s today. I then went on to grocery shop. I know have a pot of chili simmering on the stove for dinner. It has been windy and raining today so I thought this was a nice day for it. My Love always enjoys when I make it because he knows there will be Chili Mac in his future. I have cut fabric for napkins. I am thinking of taking the four I cut and turning them into double-sided ones. Seeing I have a bit of time on my hands I am going to go and press them so that after dinner I can sew them.

While I was out today I also picked up the gift for my 50th Blogger. I do not want to spoil anything but I think she is in for a surprise!! Her package should go out this coming week!

I wrote up this morning and saw that I now have over 50 followers. I can not express how touched I am that you all follow me. I want to send a Thank You to my 50th Follower….who is Must Have Boxes. If you would please contact me at my email: so that I can discuss this with you I would be most appreciated. As of this posting I have 52 followers and am thankful for each and every one of you! Enjoy what  today brings you!!! I am off to work now.

I received notification that this blog has received 100 likes!!!!! I started this blog not thinking that many would be interested in what I have to say. I was wrong…..I guess! Here is to the future and what and where it takes me only time will tell!!!

I just want to thank you for being interested in what I am doing and taking the time to stop by.

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September 2022