Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

To all of my faithful readers, I’m sorry that I have not blogged much this month. I’ve been working two jobs  and going to school and let’s face it….my blogging skills are not making me rich so I needed to focus my energy on other things. Thanks for your patience. I'm hoping to get back up to speed soon.

If you’ve been following my blog then you know that I find the practice of being grateful essential for staying positive. It’s not always easy to be grateful especially when life is beating you up but if you can get in the habit of finding the blessings, the positive things in your life then you can’t help but feel grateful and that changes your attitude.  Life is about choice. We can choose to be grateful or we can choose misery.

My family has a lot to be thankful for. We will all be home this holiday and so I won’t need to take pictures like this one I took last year…..

which I then texted to my daughters making them feel guilty for making their parents empty nesters on a holiday. (It must have worked….they’re home this year!)  

We are grateful for the time we got to spend with family this year:

For the little bit of traveling I did this year and the ability to see and experience all that this world has to offer...

For technology and all the fun I've had this year....texting, blogging, emailing and facebooking and especially for finding people I haven't seen or talked to in years. 

I am thankful for all of you that read and encourage my silliness. 

Here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to click on the link below.... 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Men and stuff!

I had an epiphany this weekend. I told you that we were moving my husband's business and amidst the sawdust and the stuff we moved.... I had an enlightening moment. My husband is never going to change!! There I said it. Now maybe you've already figured this out. Maybe I'm just a little slower to figure things out. Maybe I'm a naturally hopeful person. One thing is for sure...he's not gonna change. Ever.

You see.... I know he has a tough time throwing things out. Let me correct myself. He has a hard time throwing out his stuff. He has no problem throwing it out if it's mine.
This is what the shop looked like Saturday morning.....this is moving day. Nothing packed.

Do you see all those pieces of wood? Yup...they got moved to the new place.

I think he is afraid that Home Depot will go out of business so we bought it all?

Then I go into the office to pack it up. And do you know what I found?

This jacket....he had this jacket before I met him and I would not let him wear a quilted leather jacket around me. So....what does he do with it? He stores it in his shop. I thought he got rid of it.

I also found this painting.....

We purchased it back in the 80's when country decor was in fashion. The last time we moved I thought he got rid of it until I came to move him this weekend.
Honey, Laura Ingalls called....she wants her artwork back!

Now another thing I learned this think alike. And they encourage each other. Now ordinarily that would be all nice and stuff. But when it comes to getting rid of junk.....they come up with great ideas why you should keep it. you know what they talked him into saving? A broken ceramic kitchen sink leftover from a job! Because....and here is the wierd guy thinking part..... you could dig a hole in the ground and put the broken sink in it and let the dogs drink out of it. What?????

Here's one of his partners in crime, our neighbor Tim. Great guy....shows up in a volunteer t-shirt and moved my husband's stuff all weekend. Great friends will do that.....move your stuff without complaining. Well, he did complain but that was about the country music. As a way to apologize and thank him.... I think we should give him that painting and just maybe the quilted leather jacket.