Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Post of the Year

Tonight we say goodbye to 2013 and ring in 2014, What's this mean well for about a month all the gyms all over the place are going to be super freaking busy because of all the people making their New Years resolution to lose weight but give up and break it shortly after making it. For me 2014 is going to be interesting, or well at least the month of June that is. June brings with it a few milestones, hubby and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage, we will have a lot of his family up here around that time so big dinner is to be had, We will also be holding a celebration of life for Richards dad 2 days after our anniversary, then on the 27th of June marks 20 years that my own father has been gone. Hard to believe it's only been that long, it feels like it should be a lot longer. Crazy how time flies huh?

A quick recap of 2013, This summer was freaking HOT, we got up into the 80's for a few days, which is bloody hot. I turned 30 and was sick for most of the summer with some weird thing that we could never really figure out what the heck was going on with me.  But I was on antibiotics on and off all summer and even steroids to get it under control finally.  Richard celebrated one year of working at Brown's this spring and is still enjoying being the delivery driver for them.

Then October hit, Richard turned 30 then got into a car accident, missed work, we started going to Color-Me-Mine more often and became VIP members, I got sick again with a cold that wasn't all that bad and went away with out me having to go to the doctors. We got my mom's old truck since ours was totaled in the car accident and mom got a new one. Then things calmed down a bit or so we thought.

November was just a bad month for a lot of friends of mine and for us. A good friend of ours lost his dad to cancer the day that Richards dad went into the hospital then dad passed the following day, another good friend of mines mom died not even a week after dad passed and then her dad passed away two weeks after her mom. So November just sucked.

We however are ending the year on a fun note, we are going to an Aces hockey game, we always have fun there. This one is special cause it's Boomer, the mascots birthday. Free cupcakes! Should be a fun game to watch.

Hope your New Years plans go off with out any problems and if you drink don't drive and if you are driving don't drink I want you all to make it into the new year safe and sound.

See you all next year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Where's the shut off switch

My brain just wont shut off tonight, so here I am writing a blog in hopes that this will be the key to shutting it off so I can get some sleep. First off let me just say we are all doing well and life has gotten back to the new normal as much as possible. I am thankful that in a way we get the first main holidays out of the way so soon after dads passing. Just seems to me like it's a blessing that way so we don't have to have an entire year to wait and have a painful holiday, though next year will be tough when that day comes around I have a feeling we will all handle it like champs.

We had a major snow fall this last weekend, it started snowing on Friday and didn't stop till Sunday morning. We needed the snow after our two thaw outs and rains. Everything looks so pretty and fresh and we will have a white Christmas this year. Though now it's freaking cold out cause it cleared off. I rather have the snow falling (sorry mom ).

  I'm once again on antibiotics, I came down with a cold the week before Thanksgiving and got over it by the 22nd besides my ears. My left one plugged up but I was able to get that one to clear up on it's own, then the right one decide it was going to plug up. I tried my little trick and known cure for my ears and it just didn't work, I did this for about 2 weeks then caved and asked to be taken to the doctor. Man was it ever hard to get me in to be seen, not because the doctor was busy but because mom was working crazy long hours at the hospital and not getting home till the wee hours of the morning. I was finally able to go on Saturday, that's right in the middle of the snow storm. I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and fluid behind the ear drum and put on meds for 10 days. I am already feeling better and can even hear better then before.

Other then that Richard and I have just been going to Color Me Mine twice a week, we both have so much fun there and find it relaxing. Plus we love the people who work there, they are a great bunch of people and are pretty funny to boot. I have a few great ideas for up coming projects, just got to find the right pieces for each project. In fact I just came up with a great idea for a gift for my brother that I can paint there. I guess you could say I'm addicted.

Well I'm starting to yawn which means that this was the right choice for finding the shut off switch.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

November 24 2013

Why is November 24,2013 the title of this post? Well very simply put it was the day that my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly. Dad was found on the 23rd by Richards mom and sister and it was a total fluke that they had found him at all. He had called them and asked them to meet him up at a friends house just up the road from where they live out in the valley. They got there and he wasn't there yet so they went to go get their pizza that they had ordered and went the back way and spotted dads truck. When they found him his lips were blue and he was unresponsive, he was rushed to the hospital and we were told that he had massive bleeding in the brain, probably caused by a stroke and or an aneurism. Richard and I drove out Saturday night and stayed out there and Sunday morning dad took a turn for the worse and passed away shortly before 1pm on the 24th.

  Dad will be greatly missed by us all, he was a very unique man who loved to talk and make people laugh. I will never forget one of his favorite sayings, you would ask how he was and he would respond "I am 10 feet tall, armor plated, bullet proof and stubborn as as jackass" If he told you that, that meant he was good.  We are doing a celebration of life sometime in the summer as to not totally destroy peoples holidays cause he would kick us in the ass if we did that.

R.I.P. Dad, we love you