Tuesday, March 31, 2009
i really wasn't intending to start looking at houses until the fall. but, i came across a great house that was in foreclosure (THE HOUSE IN THE PICTURE IS NOT IT:() So today I made an offer and now we'll have to wait and see what the bank says. I know there are multiple offers on this house and there is never a guarantee when you are dealing with foreclosures. So we'll just play the waiting game and I'll let you know!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday night we had some bad weather come through...storms and tornadoes. When it passed over I decided to go to the mall for a bit of window shopping and exercise. On the way there, about 3 miles from my home I saw a little boy in the street and he waved me over saying "Hey, stop, stop can you take me to Uncle Frank?". He was 4 years old and had really good communication skills. There was no adult outside and no cars passing by. He opened the passenger side door and got inside my car and kept asking me to take him to "Uncle Frank". I pulled over at the nearest parking lot and called the police. He lived in some nearby apartments but didn't ask to go back there. So I wasn't sure if anybody was at his home or if he was trying to run away from something or what. It was so weird! The police sent a patrol car to us but before they got there his parents came to get him. They had called the police and reported him missing and the police told them where I was (right beside the apartments). They were hysterical, but so polite and thankful that he was ok. They said his uncle had just left with his two brothers and he ran out of the apartment trying to catch him I guess. The parents thought he was with the uncle and the uncle had no idea. So needless to say little Maxwell made it an interesting weekend for me!!
Children can run off from anybody...my brother and I both walked away from our home (at different times) when we were toddlers. Thanks to some good citizens they brought us back home before mom ever knew we were missing. Mom says it scares her to think of it even today! So I'm just thankful that Maxwell is with his family and is safe and sound.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Yellow isn't my best color, however it seems to be everywhere this spring. So I'm incorporating some shades of yellow into my wardrobe. I also bought a clutch this color. I have a really cute navy and white wrap dress that I'm going to pair with these yellow shoes also.
Friday, March 20, 2009
My Spring break has been hectic, productive, and quick! It's always sad to see the end of a break come, but here it is!
My grandmother is doing better. She is resting at home and seems to be getting stronger each day. I'm so grateful, I was really concerned that she would not be able to live alone anymore. But, at least for a while she'll be ok in her home. Family members are checking on her each day and she's resting.
I did get two doctor visits in of my own this week. My gynecologist thinks I may have endometriosis. (great!) I'm taking some medication for three months to see if anything changes. If not, she may have to do laproscropy surgery this summer to make a definite diagnosis.
I also went to the dentist. I knew I had a problem with one of my teeth and it was actually cracked. So I had an old filling removed and a new one put in. Thankfully I didn't have to have a crown put in.
I didn't have any time to spend with Maddie and Eddie which is sad:( It will have to wait for the summer I guess. Although this morning I did veg in front of the tv and Maddie came in with me and layed on me for about an hour...SO FUN! We watched The Food Network. Then around lunch time Eddie and I walked to the mailbox in the beautiful sunshine. He picked up all the sticks along the way. He loves it outside!
Now I'm off to do my favorite thing...shop for spring shoes, clothes, and accessories. I've cleaned out my closet today and put all the winter stuff away. I've made a list of things I need for Spring and Summer. I'm going to try and not overdo it. Happy Spring!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I, for one, need some luck this St. Patrick's Day...actually my grandma does. She was rushed to the ER on Sunday afternoon with symptoms of a stroke. After spending 24+ hours in the ICU it appears that it wasn't a stroke (good news), however she is very weak and my family has to make some tough decisions about what her next steps will be. She is 87 years old and very independent! We don't want her independence taken away, however we can't risk her falling and hurting herself either. It is a huge job (physically) to help her get around, get dressed, shower, etc. I'm not sure what this week will bring, but it's not exactly the spring break I had planned. That is ok though, I'm just glad I have the time off to figure this out! Thanks for your prayers!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
One of the first signs of spring in the South has to be when the blooms start to appear on the beautiful Bradford Pear tress. They are all around my area so as I've driven to and from school this week they reminded me that my long awaited Spring Break is acomin'!! Glory Hallelujah for my sweet schedule! Now, don't get too jealous of me. You all know what I put up with on a daily basis...whines, tattling, complaining, excuses...and that is just from the parents!
I have a good group of kids this year, but we all need a break by this time in the year. I'm ready to get rested and refreshed this week! I have some fun things planned, although I'll be in town I'm going to act like I'm on vacation!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Happy Birthday, sweet Maddie!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
for 5, 6, 0r 7 days...I don't really know how long it's been, but it's been several days! ...don't let their innocence fool you! They are a complete handful!!!! Their parents went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a Snow Ski/Anniversary trip this week and we had the kids. Then on Saturday I made a quick 24 hour getaway to pick up my grandmother in East Tennessee. She's been visiting family in North Carolina for two months and was ready to come home! She is 87 years old and this trip has been hard on her. I think she's home to stay now, no more traveling for her!