Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cousin Johnny

Rest In Peace cousin

Johnny in the Navy (Boot Camp)

Johnny and Lisa at a family wedding

Johnny and me during a Christmas trip to Michigan in 2010

Epcot Birthday Celebration (picture heavy)

So this month I celebrate my 47th birthday. Ok, it was this past Tuesday. I decided to spend this past Saturday with my sister at Epcot. I purchased annual passes last year and they expire soon, so I'm getting the most out of them, lol.

Anyway, my sister is a floral designer and the International Flower Festival is happening at Epcot. Great combination! We had so much fun together! We hardly get to spend time together anymore, so this was extra special. Here are some pics from our day:

Took me almost 30 years to get a picture with Goofy!

All of the characters are made out of flower/plant materials; except Goofy, he's real! 

I am going to Epcot one last time this month and then the passes are done. I'm looking forward to the final visit (for a while). 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019

Where has the year gone? I don't get on here nearly as much as I'd like. This year is flying by so quickly. Most days I can't decide if I'm coming or going, lol. Well, last week I was given the option to slow down for a minute. Not an option I would have chosen. Not that I don't want to slow my life down, I do. However, sometimes God intervenes and says "OK, since you won't slow down for yourself, I will give you a reason to." Yea, God, I listened. 

On April 29 I went to the local Veteran's Hospital ER with what I thought might be heart issues. While I was getting ready for work I had symptoms of what might have been a heart attack. By the time supper rolled around, I was being admitted for surgery to have my gallbladder removed. So yes, I have had to slow down a little recently. Unfortunately, this also means a serious change in my diet. I really have to limit my sugar, fat, and fried food intake. I had already been working on that when this came about. 

One week later, I am on the mend. I am ready to go back to work. 

Since I had some off time, you would think I would have done some work on one of my WIPs. Nope. When it rains it pours. I won't go into the details. I am well and that is what really matters. 

And what is going on with our Congress anyway? They are so full of ignorance anymore. 😒 Tired of the news. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Is it really 2019?!

It's hard to believe how quickly 2018 went by and that we're already into February of 2019. A lot is going on in this world, good and bad. A lot is happening in my life, good and bad. I won't get into any of it right now.

I am listening to President Trump (I still can't believe he's president, lol) give his State of the Union Address to Congress. I'm hopeful our congressional representatives will get their crap together for the sake of our nation. Again, I won't go into any real detail here.

So, I am sitting in my hotel room, in Kissimmee. Not too far from Disney World and yes I will be visiting one of the parks this week. Not too far from several friends. I may see one or two later this week. Not too far from where my work conference is located. All the while wishing my cat were here with me, or my niece, or even my friend (which would mean having a cat-sitter, lol). But, I do need this time away so I can get MY crap together, lol. And hopefully get my students' exams graded. Yeah, that's slow going currently. 😑

Well, that's pretty much the start to 2019 for me. Staying busy at work. Teaching my favorite subject once again: American History. And looking forward to a great year!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


While we are not being directly affected by Michael in the East Pasco area, many of my family and friends to the north are or will be. It's amazing that just over a year ago I was in Taylorsville, Mississippi escaping Irma. A few weeks ago, that same area took basically a direct hit from a hurricane, albeit a small one if not a tropical storm. And here we are almost half-way through October and Michael is about to hit land.

I leave you with an image found online...

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Praying Hands and Cleaning House

Let's start with the cleaning house bit. No, not my actual house. I recently went through the blogs that I follow list and removed several from my list. Mainly due to inactivity for more than a year. While doing this, I noticed several are no longer available and/or have no way to "Unfollow." I wonder how I can remove those from my list? Life goes on, I suppose...

I have done a bit more stitching on Praying Hands in recent weeks and have meant to share a post before now.

I'm hoping to pick up my stitching again in coming weeks. For now, I am taking things slow as I continue to deal with some health issues. Have a few more tests to do and then I'm sure there will be consults. Possibly surgery. But all I can do is put my faith in God's plan for me.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Someday... Yea

I wish I could tell you how I really feel. The flirting is fun, but I am beginning to develop feelings that go beyond friendship. Maybe you're not the one. Maybe you are. Only God knows for sure. I just want to say the words, but find those words sticking - not coming out. Why are you so handsome, so kind, so funny and fun? Why did you come into my life? Am I reading too much into the flirtatiousness? Am I just that lonely and longing for companionship, fulfilling companionship? I don't know.

I do know there is a fine line.

I do know that the sound of your voice, the emails and texts, they all bring a smile to my face. At a time when I feel so much sadness. I know the desires of my heart. God knows the desires of my heart. Do the two really meet? Or is it just my mind and the games of the dark one?