Saturday, December 20, 2008

November and December

Well, the past 2 months have just been 1 problem after another....I need to rename this blog "Crisis of the Week" or even "Crisis of the Day"!!

Here is a small sampling of many of the crisis I had in November and December in no particular order......

1. 1998 Camry overdue for oil change, 17 year old daughter drives it the most and never made it to get the oil changed as we instructed...then it started making noises, then she got oil changed, made more noise...you guessed it....threw a rod! So now engine has to be rebuilt. My husband who has always done all our auto repairs, is still having the terrible back problems, but he has started slowly working on it. He has found several parts on Ebay at a great discount, thank goodness!

2. 16 year old son went on field trip to the "International Food Festival". He did not follow directions and was left at the place. His teacher called AFTER they got back to school and frantically told me he had not come back! Great!! Long story, short, he called me, was safe with a friend of his and this friend's aunt who brought him home.

3. The next Monday after field trip incident, I find out my son is suspended for 3 days because THEY left him at the place.......

4. Last week, my 17 year old daughter (the one mentioned in #1), is driving my 1999 Honda Passport home from school and has a fender bender (her fault)!!!!! The Camry is still disassembled and now the Passport is out of commission until it can be fixed...$500 deductible....that we do not have. She already has had to give us money she makes from her part-time job toward the Camry being fixed.

These are just a few of the problems we have been experiencing lately....I would have to say this year has been one of the worst as far as problems in our 20 year marriage.....but it could be a lot worse, so I won't complain too much!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Update on Gas Prices


So, I understand gasoline prices are less than here in South Alabama in other parts of the country, but I'm still happy with ours....at least it's better than the $3.99 we got up to!

This is what I paid today.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Left Behind


Hey Everyone!


I know it's been a while since I posted, but was dealing with some personal issues.

Has anyone read the "Left Behind" series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins that was published around 1995? Didn't know it had been that long!!

Anyway, I read this series a few years after it came out.....and I have read the whole series twice since then......and just recently with all the world events, I decided to read it again and have already finished the first two books.

If you want a good read, check them out......yes, it's about what Christians call the "Rapture"....but you don't have to be a Christian to read it....it follows a fictional group of characters that were "Left Behind" and their "adventures".....there is a lot of Biblical prophecy and scripture in the books, but much of the storyline is from the minds of the authors.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Gasoline Prices


Isn't it insane that just a little under 2 months ago, my area of south Alabama was looking at gas prices close to $4.00/gallon. Then the "stock market crisis" started and the prices have been dropping steadily Every Day!


This is what I paid for gasoline today at the Wal-Mart!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Favorite Time of the Year



I would have to say that the period from October through December is my favorite time of the year.







I live in south Alabama, and it really doesn't starting cooling off til about the middle of October, plus the humidity typically gets lower, so it's verrrryy nice outside right now (and I'm inside typing on my computer, lol!). I think I need to find away to take it outside!


Anyway, I found these pics on the net and thought I would post them.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Favorite Blogging Buddy!




Let me introduce everyone to my favorite blogging buddy. Actually, she is my 3 year old Tabby cat named appropriately "Tabby" (Tabitha is her official name!).



She loves to keep me company at my dining room table where I have my laptop set up. She'll lay next to it, behind it or my favorite...right in front of the keyboard when I'm trying to type, visit blogs, etc.!



When I get up to take a coffee break or something, she is quick to grab my chair.....






Anyway, this is Tabby!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Been Sick

So I know that a lot of people have been sick lately with all sorts of junk.

I felt left out, so I developed some "sinus problems" on top of my regular "bad sinuses"!

I was coughing, wheezing, sneezing, blowing, but no fever for about 2 weeks. After getting two hours of sleep one night from coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing I decided I needed to go to the doctor because I finally decided this was not going to "just go away"!

The doctor diagnosed me with the exact same thing I had about a year ago....sinusitis, bronchitis, and asthma of unknown origin, lol! He prescribed a steriod, antibiotic, inhaler and to take an over the counter sinus product......so tonight I had to take 2 steroid pills, antibiotic pill and sinus pill---4 total! That's a lot for me.

After 2 days, I am feeling muuuuuucccchhhh better. I can function without becoming short of breath and the coughing and other symptoms have subsided.....but now it's "that time of the month!" It figures!!!! Oh yeah, so add 2 ibuprofen on top of the 4 pills I had to take for sinuses!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Blogging Buds

Here's a list of blogs I frequent.

It is a very diverse group ranging from anything from A-Z! It includes blogs on saving money, making money, being a mom, making food, crafts and just living, lol!

Feel free to check any out that interest you.

Thanks for visiting!


A Little of This and That

All in a Blog

Angies Silly Stuff

Anything I Think About

Baby Luvin

Blog About it

Blog Fogg

Bloggie Mommie

Busy Bee Village

The Cajun Blogger

Candle At Both Ends

Cat-o-nine Tales

Claudette's Words

Christianity with Tracy

Homeschool with Tracey

A Christian Marriage

Confetti by:Kateedyd

Coodas Corner

Cypress TX Mom

Da Boss And Bryguy

Daves Blue Planet

Deal with Chrominc Pain

Different World

Domesticated Diva

Drizzly Blog

Editorial Nation

Fat Girl Goes Fit

Feelings Just Are

Flipping Adentures

Florida Travel Spots

4 Cats Make Me Crazy!

The Fuzzbutt Files

The Geeks Girl

Godly Woman

Good News

Green 'n' Pink

Happy Healthy Families

Have Your Health

Here On Columbia Avenue

Hillbilly Heart

House of Bargains

House Wife Wom

Huckle Buckle and Other Mom Stuff

A Hunter's Wife

I Don't Commute

I Feel Like A Woman

I Love My 3 Boys

It's Just My Thoughts

Jolly Mom

Kateedyd What?!

Kimmi's Krazy World

Kim's Kountry Kitchen

KKB Mom of 3

Kookie Krumblez

Luxury Lifestylez

Making My American Dream

Marvelous Medley

Mia's Motivation

Mindy Making Sense

Mindals Musings

Mix World

Mad Mommy

Moma's Crazy World

Moma's Life

Mommie’s Marbles

Mommy Mia's World

Mom Tidings

Mom to Three Sisters

Moon Babyz

Ms Frugal McDougal

My Big Fat Battle

My First Steps With Jesus

My-Junk-Drawer

My So Called Blog

My Name is Not “Mom”

My Song of Joy

My Wahm Life

My Weekly Beef

Notes From a Wannabe WAHM

Not Just In Your Head

101 Ways to Save

Pamela-te-da

Paradise Fiber Studio

Photos for the Fun of it

Postcard from Somewhere

Pure Jade Home

Raising a Girl

Remotely Mommy

Saving with Style

Saving With Tracy

Savvy Business Moms

Secola‘s Space

Secret Thoughts and More

Shrinking Pamelalala

SlickMom

Something Witty to Say

Success Factors

Surgical Nurse Musings

Talk Time with Kim

That‘s What I am Talking About

Tele Twenties

Three Times a Bridesmaid

The Jolly Kitchen

Thrifty Momma Ramblings

Thrifty Thoughts

Time Keeps on Flying

Vibrant Healthy U

Wahm Adventures

WAH and Loving It

WICBlog

The Work From Home Blog

Work from Home Options

World of Homemaking

World of Mom

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's Been Awhile!

Yes, it's been quite a while since I posted on this blog, but I will now be trying to post regularly.

I have been pretty busy with getting kids back into school -- one in 10th grade and one a senior in high school. I'm already anticipating a good cry at her graduation!

Also busy with work. Work 3p-11p shift in hospital as operating room nurse. Very interesting.

And battling my health insurance company over MD visits for my husband who hurt his back in December of last year and hasn't been able to work since. He has degenerative disk disease in lower back. We are contemplating having surgery.

O.K., I'm caught up for now and will post again soon!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gustav


Well, I live along the Gulf Coast in southern Alabama.....great usually, unless a Hurricane comes a'knockin'! So, here we are 3 years post Katrina and eagerly anticipating which way Gustav will go. Guess we'll just have to wait it out. No reason to panic....just get supplies......'just in case'.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Greetings

As the name suggests, this blog is about anything I think about, i.e. anything that enters my mind. These "things" could range anywhere from stuff about my family life, current news, my work, my cat's antics, cooking, children, religion.....basically "anything"!