There are 5 things in life you cannot recover: A stone...after it's thrown. A word...after it is said. An occasion...after it's missed. The time...after it's gone. A person...after they die. Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. Never regret anything that made you smile. Enjoy Life!!

Friday, May 3, 2013


I can't believe it is May already.  I think I missed April completely.  I have been "busier than a one legged man in a butt kickin' contest" for sure.  There have been so many things going on with my daughters and family.  This weekend we have about 5 different things to do or go to in two days. 

PLUS it is Junior Prom weekend for my oldest.  We got her dress and shoes on sale.  The shoes were on clearance and I had a coupon so they only cost $13.00...what a steal.  So far the most expensive part of prom have been the two tickets for prom and after prom.  She has been super busy with school.  She has taken one ACT test but was not happy with her score, so she is signed up for the next one.  She also has a post-secondary test to take so she can take college courses during her senior year in high school.  We are working hard on getting her to drive and get her license before the Fall school year starts.  She has had her temps for well over a year, and had not really wanted to drive (not the typical almost 17 year old).  I told her I was not calling a taxi to take her from the high school to the community college (which is a part of University of Cincinnati) in the Fall...LOL  Now my youngest daughter wants me to start teaching her how to drive now at age 14 (well almost 15).  Once the tests are taken, the driver's license is received, we will start applying to colleges and for scholarships. 

Color Guard starts on Monday for my youngest and that will be twice a week or more until November.  I am involved in the Band Boosters Car Show next weekend (unless it rains then it will be the following weekend) and there will also be a band banquet the following week.  She is looking forward to all of the marching band/color guard activities starting.

We also had our computer and printer both die within the past month.  No viruses just complete hardware failure.  My computer guy, otherwise know as hubby, could not fix hiss.  So off we went to burn a hole in the Best Buy credit card.  There is only so much I can or want to do on my I-Phone.  I NEED my desktop computer.

I have a 3rd job interview on Monday.  I had a phone interview the beginning of March, an in person interview with the interim manager the beginning of April and Monday I will have an interview with the hiring manager.  The job sounds promising.  It is 15 minutes away from home, in the same office park as hubby's work, same type of work I was doing with my last two jobs, and in the same pay range.  I have enjoyed my eight month sabbatical for the most part, but it is time to get back out there and put the awful circumstances from the last job behind me and move on.  Indigo will not be a happy girl because she likes having me home, but it should be just a couple of weeks between me starting the job...if I get it...and when the girls are out of school. 

Below is a picture of my big girl on her couch.  Other than getting in bed with us and the lazy boy in our office which she also claimed so she can look out the back windows, she is not allowed on any other furniture.  This is a hand me down couch I have had for several years and has seen better days.  We plan on getting rid of it - hopefully soon ;-).  Not sure how we will break the news to Indi...LOL  She spends a lot of her day here looking out the front windows.

Here is a better picture of her couch.  She takes up pretty much of the couch herself.  If you sit there (at your own risk I might add since it is full of dog hair and treat fragments more often than not) she will jump up and sit on you while trying to sit next to you. 

On the stitching front, I have been working on a model.  It is beautiful and I can't wait for you all to see it.  I have missed all my stitch groups for the past month and will probably miss the one tonight.  Not enough hours in the day.  Hopefully I will be able to make it to at least one stitch group this month, if not there is always next month.

I will try and get back next week with a proper update that will include a trip Mom and I took to Lebanon, Ohio last weekend, prom pictures and anything I may find on our trip to the Antique Mart in Lawrenceburg, IN on Sunday.

I will leave you with a quote I found on one of the stitching groups I belong to on Facebook.  It would be great charted up and on a sampler.
Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love, Light and Happiness,