More Flowers…I Love the Way This Photo Turned Out



Flowers in My Yard


Prayer Requests Continued

A few weeks ago, I wrote here about my friends Drew and Donna. For those who don’t want to go back, Drew was an old college friend of mine who I reconnected with on Facebook. His wife, Donna, has a stage 4 glioma – a brain tumor.

In July, Donna went in for a routine biopsy of the tumor. During the procedure, a blood vessel was knicked, and Donna had a seizure. After quite a while in intensive care, Donna was moved to a rehab facility. Her progress has been slow, but she has begun radiation and chemo. Her prognosis, while initially was 6 months to 2 years, has now, unfortunately, been downgraded to merely months.

Drew and Donna are wonderful people. Drew is one of the funniest guys I know, and Donna is just such a nice, wonderful caring person. They have been in love as long as I’ve known them. They have a little boy, Joe, who is learning to deal with his mother’s illness and impending death.

I know you don’t know them, but please, keep this family in your thoughts and prayers, that they may all find peace and healing no matter what the outcome of Donna’s illness.

Hello Busy…Where Did You Come From?

So freaking much to do right now. Slammed at work. Tons of stuff I’m trying to keep up with at home.

This past weekend was just the ticket I needed for rest and relaxation. It felt good to do nothing at all, but now, well, I’m backlogged again.

I have projects at work that are coming out of my ass. Everything is due this week too – yay and joy on that. My house just continues to get dirtier and dirtier, no matter how much I try to clean it.

I need a new plan. I have to do lists at work that help me get things done, and I think I need to enact that policy at home as well. Each night, I’m going to tackle some chores, so that I can handle the housecleaning better. I just feel as if my home is like a pig pen right now, and I can not stand it. Doesn’t help that I have a cat and dog who are dropping hair left and right. And then, there’s the yard work that I need to get to.

And of course, we’re going to be away the next two weekends.

Things may be quiet around here. I have a few pictures to edit and post. I’m posting quite a bit more at I’m Being Bypassed, but that’s weightloss stuff. Honestly, it’s what is going on in my life right now, and therefore what I’m blogging about more, so, yeah.

Someone Push the Reset Button

So, I posted earlier that I was in a bad place. I’ve been exhausted, and cranky, and I’ve had a few health issues this month. Plus today, good old Aunt Flo showed up, after she had the absolute nerve to overstay her welcome by two weeks last month.

We had planned on going down to the trailer this weekend, but Mr. G and I talked about it, and I told him how burnt out I was feeling, so we decided to just stay home this weekend. Our alternate plan was to drive down to Baltimore to look at a car I’ve been drooling over for over a year now, but I decided yesterday to wait it out. My Cruiser will be paid off next year, and when she is, I’ll finally trade her in. I can wait, and it will give me time to put money away to build up my downpayment.

So, in lieu of getting the car, we’ve decided to do absolutely nothing this weekend. Rest, relax and recharge. Sleeping in. I need to get caught up on some scrapbooking, and I need to just sit around and do nothing. No driving to VA tonight, and then back Sunday. No grocery shopping or cleaning. I may even spend the entire weekend in my PJs and recharge my poor, worn out batteries. I’m even thinking some home spa treatments.

I can hardly wait until 4:30 gets here.


I’m in a bad place mentally. It’s been a long month. It’s been a long process to everything. I’m fried.

That is all.

It’s Not Been A Good Week For Friends and Family

Well, this week is turning to crap.

On Tuesday, I found out that my late sister’s husband’s father passed away. He had lived a long full life, and was a genuinely nice man. I was glad that my nieces and nephew had a Pop-Pop like Walter while they were growing up. I’m very sorry for my brother-in-law (can I still call him that? Betsy has been gone for 10 years now) and his family, and my heart bleeds for my nieces and nephew.

Then last night, my Mom calls. Mom rarely calls with good news, so I knew something was up. She told me she’d gotten a call from her best friend Shirley (they lived a block away from us when I was growing up, and still live there). Shirley’s husband Dexter has been struggling with pancreatic cancer the past few years, and I thought Mom was calling to tell me Dex had passed away, but no. What she told me was that their grandson, Dan, a kid I had babysat, and watched go through horrible struggles to finally put his life together, was killed Monday in a motorcycle accident in Middletown, DE. He was driving recklessly, and paid the ultimate price for it.

Talk about heart bleeding…Danny was 25. He was a young father. He had finally put his life back together after years of struggling with depression and drug use, dealing with abandonment and heart ache. Shirley and Dexter have lost so much – Shirley’s mother recently died (at the age of 104!), and they lost their son to suicide years ago, when his kids were little. I feel so horrible for them. And I’m affected by Danny’s death myself. I have known him since he was born, and always considered their family my extended family. Its heart breaking to hear that Danny was killed, and to know that Shirley and Dex have to survive another loss in their family.

I’m a bit meloncholy today, remembering Dan and Walt. Keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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