Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Caught you looking!

So, I finished my final project for CIST and am glad it is done. Now all I need to do is finish up the last of the access assignments and I am good to go with this class. Life has been interesting in the last week. My friend Jack has not emailed to let me know he is doing ok..and not hearing from him scares me. While I know there is nothing I can do about it, not hearing from anyone in a war zone is something that will always affect me.

College is almost done, just about 3 more weeks to go. I finally got my first failing grade today in Psychology. It was a low D, and I will be working on getting my extra credit turned in soon. My thighs are still hurting from finishing up some of the boxes, and planting the vegetables. But thanks to Mother Nature, I have not had to water the plants...lol

Ok, I should really try to concentrate but I can't. My mind is elsewhere and worried.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Taking Time...

To stop and smell the flowers. Sometimes we forget to do that, and then the smallest person in the world reminds us too. Our lives get so busy, and seem to just wrap themselves with cobwebs. How do we get out from under those webs? It seems like your always dusting constantly, but you just can't seem to get rid of it? Or as soon as you turn around there is just a light sheen of dust caught in the sun.
Each day, you work hard to clear out the webs of your life. And each day, something new happens that may add to your webs..so the question that occurs more and more often becomes...What do you do to clear out your cobwebs?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Salina and back again...

And off to Salina Kansas we went on Friday after Chase got out of school. What's there? This awesome Animal preserve called Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure. What is the significance of this place? It's where Chase's Great Grandmother Esther was born. And how cool it was to hear Esther tear up when she heard on the phone that we were all standing there and about to go in. Definately worth the almost 3 hour drive to say the least.
Sebastian was CONSTANTLY on the move and really enjoyed himself as well. He and Chase ran and ran and then ran some more. It was an absolute blast seeing thier reactions to the different animals, and how much fun they were having. I loved every second and this little break reminded me of why I go to school every day. So I can secure our children's futures and make sure we can continue to do trips like this.

And look at his smile. Tell me he didn't look happy to be with his Mommy and Baby Brother! It was a lot of fun, we were all sunburnt to the max, and tired as all get out. But we enjoyed every second with each other.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Will I make it?

There is so much in this world to be ungrateful for. To be tired of. To be rid of. We have a president that can talk his way around and out of anything. We have schools closing because the economy is so crappy. We have Veterans that can't afford college because things are so tight right now.

But there are things to be extremely grateful for around us. We just need to open our eyes and see them. The children playing in thier yards in the sunshine. The sounds of their laughter ringing through the air. A woodpecker in the distance attacking a light pole. Heat in our home, and the ability to have a safe room installed.

Friends who will stand by your side through thick and thin. People who will love you despite all your issues. Your children who see a beacon of love exuding from you. The warmth of thier arms wrapped around your stomach. Their breath on your cheek as they whisper I love you into your ear.

So take the time, notice the important things. And love all that is around you.