Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One year later....two years later....

This morning I woke up and turned the computer on. The headlines for today were, Virginia Tech, One Year Later.

What!! That horrible massacre happened a year ago. I couldn't believe it.

Is it just me, or is time flying by. Two years ago, I was a mom to a 3 year old little girl and a 2 mo-old little boy. I was living in Colorado with my husband. My parents were still married, I was about to become an aunt. Life was okay.

A year ago...I was a mom to a 4 year old little girl, and a one-year old little boy. A year ago, while dealing with the divorce of my parents, my husband got a job oppurtunity. Thus moving us 850 miles from all the family we had always been around.

We are going on 2 years in Illinois now. And looking back over all that has happened in such a short time, I can do nothing but praise God.

The things I have learned about myself in the last year, have surprised me. And I thank God that He has given me grace to get through each situation.

Now, I've never been more content. We are settling in to a new home and making friends. This is finally starting to feel like home.

Hold on to the time you have, it goes by so fast.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday Mumblings...

Or Not. LOL.

I just really don't have much to say. For a Monday it's pretty busy. I usually take it easy on Mondays and don't do a whole lot.

But I leave for Colorado on Thursday, thus I have laundry and packing to do. I also have to make sure my house is in tip-top shape before I leave. Hubby and daughter are staying home, so I want them not to have to look at a mess or anything while I'm gone.

So with all this so called global warming, I have no idea how to pack. It's supposed to be warm, but it could get cold. I've seen it snow in Colorado in May. I'm ready for some warmer weather.

I'm ready for some hiking at Starved Rock with my little guy on my back.

I'm ready to be outside working in the garden....wait, I have to plant it first. But it hasn't been warm enough.'s hoping this is the last cool week of the season.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Perfect Pair of Shoes their not the Ruby Red Slippers...but it's a funny story.

For the last few weeks, I have been searching and searching (just ask Blanca) for the perfect pair of sandals for the perfect price. I love my flip flops, but they just aren't nice enough for Sunday Morning services, and to go with other things I have.

I don't know if it's that I'm picky or for some reason I refuse to fork over $50 for a pair of shoes I will wear maybe 5 months out of the year.

So, today, I thought I would give Kohls one more try. I take a walk down the shoe aisle, and in the Juniors section (who'da thunk it) I find them. They are originally $44.99, marked down to $29.99...well, then frugal little me still had a little money left on a gift card from Christmas...yes...Christmas.

You got it.....I got my perfect shoes for $20!