Friday, April 29, 2011

Go Lady Cats!

Highlight of my day....watching our Lady Cats softball team kick a little Galveston Ball butt. 

Round 1 of play-offs - Check!

I just happen to be related to the coach....she's my sister.

I'm so proud of her and the girls. I've told her I'm planning a trip to Austin this year.  They have the talent to go all the way to State and I would love to make that trip with them to cheer them on.

Round 2 - Coming up!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

House, Easter and A Question

The inspection went well on the house.  There were a lot of nit-picking stuff but nothing major.  For the age of the house, this was a good report.  So...Jeff did a few things to make the buyers happy and we're still moving forward to closing May 20th.  Woo Hoo!!

I was looking around the house last night thinking about what I could start packing up and decided I would start with the few things that are hanging on the walls.  The closet in the computer room would also be a good start as I rarely need anything out of there, except a bag.  And I could start packing up some things in the kitchen.  Maybe if I try to do a little each day it won't seem to hit all at once?  Yea okay, we'll see how that goes.

Our Easter weekend was great.  My nephew Paul came in from Florida for the weekend so its always good to have him here.  My niece Cori completed her RCIA classes and was initiated into our Catholic family.  So proud of her for sticking out the classes and all the requirements.  It was a long process but well worth it!  We spent Easter Sunday at my sister's house celebrating with family, food, egg hunt, confetti eggs, water slide and more good times and memories made.  I love being with family...its therapeutic for me.  Just feels good. 

So now my question to you is how do you go about doing something that you really want to do but afraid to do? Do you just swallow hard and go for it or do you just put it aside and forget about it?  You would think at 39 years of age I wouldn't be afraid of anything.  I'm experiencing things in my life I thought I never would have to again like getting back out into the dating world.  Yikes!  Its not that I'm afraid really (well maybe) but the idea just boggles my mind.  And how do you take blinders off when you've basically had them for 18+ years?  These are all things I am still trying to figure.  Part of the process is fun and exciting but the other part of it is just down right scary.  Yes I know, suck it up and be brave!  Live life to the fullest...grab it by the horns and go for it, life is too short to be afraid or scared.  I'm real good at saying that to other people but horrible at listening to my own advice. 

So I have more to learn...we knew this.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The inspection on the house is tomorrow and I'm a bit nervous about it. Not because I think they will find anything wrong with the house but because I'm worried our buyers will want everything little nit-picking thing fixed on the house.  Trying to stay optimistic and think all positive thoughts.  And while I'm at it, I'm throwing some prayers out...crossing my fingers and my toes.  :)

I have not started packing yet.  Waiting for this to be done and then I'll think about it.  Tomorrow will be a month out from closing so I still have some time.  It's all good.

Tomorrow is also my sweet niece Makenna's 9th birthday.  Can't believe my goddaughter is 9.  Wow...time does fly doesn't it.  We had her birthday/swimming party this past Sunday.  I got a little sun myself thank you very much.  If my sister doesn't watch out, I might catch her in the tan department (yea right!)  I know that will never happen. 

Other than that, we're trucking along.  My boy passed his TAKS reading and math. Woo Hoo!!  Science is up next.  My girl is still keeping us on her toes and getting prissier every day...and I love it!

I know this is hard to believe but I'm already wishing summer was here so we could be at the beach house.  You won't hear me say that often but I do love hanging out at the beach house...its makes the summer heat tolerable for me. :) At least for that week we're there! ha!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little Bit Stronger

There are a few songs on the radio these days that I love listening to but the latest single from Sara Evans is one of faves.  I like to think its talking about me :)  And I also like to think believe that with every little step I take, I too am getting a little bit stronger. 

Below is the video link and the lyrics following...

A Little Bit Stronger

Woke up late today and I still feel the sting of the pain
But I brushed my teeth anyway
I got dressed through the mess and put a smile on my face
I got a little bit stronger

Riding in the car to work and I'm trying to ignore the hurt
So I turned on the radio, stupid song made me think of you
I listened to it for minute but I changed it
I'm getting a little bit stronger, just a little bit stronger

And I'm done hoping that we could work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I'm done thinking that you could ever change

I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger

Doesn't happen overnight but you turn around
And a month's gone by and you realize you haven't cried
I'm not giving you a hour or a second or another minute longer
I'm busy getting stronger

And I'm done hoping that we can work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around

And, oh, I'm done thinking, that you could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger
I get a little bit stronger

Getting along without you, baby
I'm better off without you, baby
How does it feel without me, baby?
I'm getting stronger without you, baby

And I'm done hoping we could work it out
I'm done with how it feels, spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I'm done thinking that you could ever change

I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger

I get a little bit stronger
Just a little bit stronger
A little bit, a little bit, a little bit stronger
I get a little bit stronger

Friday, April 8, 2011


We have a contract on the house!!! 

Now let's just hope we get through the inspection without being nit-picked even more.  I really don't think that is going to happen.  These people are nit-picking every little thing.  Part of me doesn't blame them because they are buying a house but come on already! 

So yes, I'm very excited about this contract but I also think I am going to be holding my breath until May 20th.  I also need to start packing.  This will be fun (not really) and another good opportunity to go through everything.

I allowed myself to start looking at bedding.  I want something new.  Something different.  Can't decide on a specific color, just thinking and hoping something will jump out at me and I'll say "that's it!"

Other than this, that's really the only exciting thing I have to report.  Going to be a quiet weekend, which is good also.  I desperately need to start cooking more.  My poor kids.  Its been a lot of sandwiches, chicken tenders, mac n cheese, fish sticks, beefaroni and whatever else we can come up with ....with one or two really good meals in between.  I promise I am going to do better....really I am. Christopher has been asking for Chicken Spaghetti again so I think that will make an appearance here pretty quick, along with Bubble Pizza. And I am still determined to make Pioneer Woman's Sesame Noodles.  One of these days it will happen!!  ha! 

Do you have any good recipes that are kid friendly you would share with me?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Reason, Season or Lifetime Friends

I came across this the other day and thought I would share it with you. 

Reason, Season, or Lifetime Friends

When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. S/he has come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

S/he is there to meet a need. Then without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, s/he will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes s/he dies. Sometimes s/he walks away. Sometimes s/he acts up or out and forces you to take a stand. What we must realize is that the need has been met.

When a person comes into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. S/he may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. S/he may teach you something you have never done. S/he usually gives you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons. Those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. You must accept the lesson, love the person/people anyway, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

Source: Anonymous

Monday, April 4, 2011

We Have An Offer

A few actually, all from the same couple but we have been going back and forth with them since Friday.  I think now basically at a standstill, unless they come off what they are asking us to give up.  I do understand its a buyer's market now but good grief!!  There are some things I'm willing to part with and some not.  Guess its all part of the game. 

I have to admit, part of this game is exciting.  The anticipation to see how it all plays out and what the final score will be.  I feel like at this point its tied in the 5th.  Both teams fighting to win.  I'd like to see us both win.  Them with a new with a sold one! 

Another admission...for about an hour this weekend I got excited thinking about decorating a new house for me and the kids.  And then I reminded myself that nothing has happened just yet.  But for that short time, I was in planning mode for a new place.  Now that's gonna be fun!   


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Encouragement & Support

I have the best girls in the world.  Every single one of them, from my sister to nieces to cousins and girlfriends has been so supportive and encouraging.  I am so grateful to have them all in my life, especially now when I am so uncertain of myself. 

My hope is that I will wake up one day and everything will make sense to me, I won't be afraid of anything and feel like I can conquer the world again. 

Snap! didn't work. 

Click, click, click....worked for Dorothy but not me. 

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle...I guess Samantha knows the trick to wiggling her nose the right way.

Things are still going good....and I feel like I'm still winning.  The occasional hiccup here and there but nothing major.  I'm going out more.  Ok well I know one night doesn't really qualify as "going out more" but that sounds a lot better than nothing at all, right? 

Good things are happening and I'm going to do my best to grab hold and enjoy the ride...with a little push from all those awesome girlfriends I have. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

More Wisdom

Have a great day, now get out there and own it!

You only live once!

Be brave!

Quit hiding!

Go for it! 

And then there's my today, don't wait for tomorrow or a better time. 

I think I have finally figured out why I'm so hesitant to take those steps...rejection. 

Leave it to Marty McFly to help me see my problem.