Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Furniture

So one of my good friends got new furniture -the benefit to that is that I got the old furniture - it is only about 4 years old and its a beautiful red plaid. There is a couch and rocker loveseat that are the plaid and an overstuffed chair and ottoman that are a matching floral. The throw pillows are the same floral and it just made all the difference in the world. The best part is that it so matches the brick around my fireplace (which is the same brick on the outside of the house). If I remember I will take pictures and post them later.

The hubby is still job hunting.....since we have not reached the point of wanting to relocate - he is still applying. The sad part is, he has not had ONE call.....I guess its because he is applying to big companies and the big companies aren't hiring without an internal recommendation. It is so frustrating for him and Im doing my best to encourage. I just hope something comes along for him soon.

Navy son and soon-t0-be DIL are doing well and the long distance wedding planning seems to be coming right along ;hopefully, we will get it all lined out so that even with her in Italy (with him) we can have things ready for December. I just know it will be beautiful.

College boy is still attending college and so far, his grades seem to be doing well - I think the summer off will be a good break for him. He has started his job and Aeropostale and I guess its going ok but with him you never really know. The girlfriend is good and she comes over occasionally and we enjoy visiting with her.

Other than that, all the extended family seems to be doing well and with Easter coming up this weekend Im sure I'll have some fun to document for posterity *grin*

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lemonade anyone?

I have heard it my whole life....when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well I guess I now have about 500 gallons of lemonade. And really, Im SICK of making lemonade.

So I guess now Im going to try the whole gratitude thing.......

I was reading a book my mom gave me and this quote is why I wrote today's blog "Being grateful no matter what is going on around you puts you in position to keep you life moving forward, in the best direction possible, given your current circumstances." and also "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optomist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails" I guess Im a realist, cuz I plan to adjust my sails and keep on going, whether I like whats happening or not.

Thank you Mr William Ward - There is no way to avoid life's storms - they come and go whether we want them or not. The best thing each of us can do is learn how to dance in the rain! When I was little is used to be so much fun.......how come it isn't anymore?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Almost April

Well we are still enduring the "lay off" - I sure hope Craig finds something soon!

Navy Boy and The Fiance are moving right along - looks like they are going to actually be married by May (by Proxy) because the Navy needs all this paperwork for her to be able to come live there. However, we will still have a formal ceremony in December, when they come home for Christmas. They are both very excited and she is looking forward to living in Italy for a while (duh, I would just like to VISIT)!

College Boy is going to TCC and he is starting a new job, at the mall. Its not culinary work but at least its a job. He had a girl friend now and they are doing fine.

Even our fur kids are fine - its very different with Pete gone.......just having Buster and Shelby - it really seems almost quiet. We finally took the box from the MIL - she picked it up from the vet and hung onto it....I was not quite ready to take it...but we have it now and it sits on a shelf with all my boxer figurines.......its still hard...but each day gets a little easier.

Other than that not much changes around our house - each day is the same - at least until Craig gets another job......

Monday, March 22, 2010


Yes, you read that right. I guess we are now the United Socialist States of America. With the passing of the so called "health care reform" bill - The President has successfully taken over - the car manufacturers, the banks, and now health care. I guess we are slowly going to lose control over everything as along as Obama is in charge. It just kills me to hear Democrats say "you don't understand the bill" - Ok, explain it to me - my bet is BEFORE THE VOTE, the Dems didn't understand it either since Pelosi (in her infinite wisdom said) "You have to pass the bill to know whats in it".......um excuse me Ms. Pelosi, but THATS not how America works! All the meetings and forums on this bill were supposed to be public and they were not.....do you know all the arm twising and deal making that went on to get people to vote for this bill?

The Republicans will now begin the process of lawsuits that will bog down, slow down and maybe SOMEHOW defeat this thing but who knows how long it will take? Hopefully long enough for Obama to be voted out of office !!

If your an Obama supporter, all I can is, Im sorry for you - I think you have been duped!

God Help Us ALL !!!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Same Song Second Verse

*sigh* yes we did this before......about 1 year ago to be exact. Here we are in Week 4 since the hubby was laid off and not a sign of life on a new job. Again, he has applied for about 40 positions at Alcon, Radio Shack (where he spent 13 years of his life), Lockheed, Texas Health Resources, Omni American (where we have been loyal customers for 20 years) and the list is longer but the short story is he has not even been so much as called for more info or an interview or anything. He has only recieved 2 emails saying no thanks but the rest is just floating out there in the world of electronic applications and I fear we are in for another seven months of no job for the hubby! The sad part is we were just recovering from the last seven month stretch of being unemployed (of course thats why I told him -no more consulting for you pal).

So.....any and all prayers are appreciated and in the meantime, if you hear of something, send me an email - hopefully something will come along soon!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

So Long Johnny High

Yesterday Mr. Johnny High passed away at the age of 80. If you are not familiar with him - he has a country music revue show that started up the likes of Leann Rhymes, the Dixie Chicks and a few others. It is located in the old Arlington Theatre near "downtown" Arlington.

I was on his show with a girl that I used to sing with, many years ago - we were told on many occassions that we were the next Judds. We were as good as they were - but when your lead singer (me) has ridiculously bad stage fright, I guess you have no real future in "the Biz".

I know several people that still perform there and a couple are even regulars. His grandaughter Ashley Smith will continue to run the show and Im sure it will do well.

So, fair well and God Speed Mr. High, I know God is just waiting for you to sing him a song!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break

Well at least ONE member of the family is going on Spring Break......College Boy is going with his best bud and family to Arizona - who knew there was skiing there? My mind says Arizona is all desert but apparently not. They will stop at Roswell at several other places along the way and it sounds really fun. As for me, I will be working and home same as every other spring break.....but I guess thats my lot in life huh? Someone has to take care of those rotten dogs ;)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Waiting, Praying and Hoping

College boy filled out applications at the mall yesterday....allllll afternoon - he is hopeful to have a job by early next week. The hubby on the other hand is not having that much luck. He has probably applied for 2 dozen jobs and not so much as a nibble on ANY of them......of course, I say, give it time it has only been a little over a week - but I remember a few months ago saying, give it time, its only been 6 months! Its amazing to me that he has a bachelor's degree, over 13 years of IT experience and is very well like at all of his jobs and yet he can't find anything. Do people understand that when your a consultant and you get laid off its not because your not a good employee its because the works isn't there to sustain your position.......I just want to say COME ON PEOPLE your missing out on a GOOD EMPLOYEE HERE!!! Oh well, I keep waiting, praying and hoping for that one job to come along, after all I have a wedding to help pay for....now granted we only have the groom's expenses but thats quite enough.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Riding the Rollercoaster

I guess if you look at life like a rollercoaster we are in one of those very low spots where not much is happening but you know the next loop is coming up very soon. Now for some that might be exciting but for me its just plain scarey.

College Boy in the Snow

College Boy in the Snow

Navy boy in Greece

Navy boy in Greece