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Full Time Mom, Wife, Work, Life - Mom to three children (adults), two are college graduates and now own their own homes, and the youngest is in college in NC; wife to Thomas; Work - one full time and multiple part time jobs; Life - whatever you can throw at me....

Saturday, November 23, 2013


The leaves are FINALLY all down now!  My son did a lot of blowing and raking these past two weeks and we had a friend come with one of those truck leave suckers (I honestly don't know what to call it).  And they are all GONE!

20.  Leaves are done on November 21st this year!!!   I am thankful! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Now, I am really behind..

I can't keep up with my blog this month - Life just keeps getting in the way!!  Sometimes, good things get in the way and sometimes, not so good things.  We have to keep plugging along!  

Next week, I'll have pictures of Ravioli night - our annual tradition!  This weekend is the Festival of Trees at our Catholic Grammar School.  I won't be able to attend, but I get to set everything up tonight!  If you happen to attend, I made the snowman tree!  

14.  I am grateful to my boss for remembering my favorite drink at Starbucks - the gingerbread latte that only comes out once a year.  It is the ONLY thing that I get from Starbucks.  And he remembers EVERY year!

15.  I am grateful for the ability to help a friend with prayers when they are desperately needed.  I haven't said this many rosaries in a long time.  Glad to do it!

16.  I am thankful to have my jobs over this Christmas season and to cash flow another Christmas.  No debt!

17.  I am very grateful to my former partner, Lauren, who recommended me for a job teaching Zumba and I got it!  

18.  I know I said this one before....but only four more days now until I see my daughter.  It will be 100 days without her.......OMG!

19.  I am grateful for TWO days off next week!  Thanksgiving Day and the day I sleep in (Black Friday) - I don't shop, so I catch up on sleep on that day!!!!   I have no plans, except to have a drink with a friend in the evening! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am still a little behind on my gratitude!

11. I am thankful that today finally warmed up after three days of very cold temperatures!   And the entire weekend is going to be in the high 50's!  I'll take it for mid-November!

12. I am thankful that I got to see our good friends from Florida last night!  They just moved down there in June and we miss them!!  They came back up north for Thanksgiving (which is appropriate!).

13.  I am happy and thankful to be teaching three Zumba classes a week, again!  After quitting for a while, I realized how much I really did miss it!!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day

I'll combine this post with my 30 Days of Gratitude!

7.  I am thankful for all the Veteran's out there, who love our country enough to put their lives on line!

30 Days

8.  I am grateful to my sister who gave me a large bag full of pears.  We ate quite a lot and then I made some delicious pear sauce with the rest!  However, I never got a chance to can it, as my son ate it all!!   I'm still grateful!

9. I am grateful to my sister-in-law who gave me five beautiful eggplants!  I fried eggplant all morning on Sunday and made three trays!  One for dinner on Sunday, one to my son, and one for the freezer! 

10.  I am grateful to my hens who have been consistently giving me four eggs a day!  I know with the cold weather and the shortened days coming up, that I will be getting fewer eggs.  But for now, I'll take what I can get! 

I love fresh, organic veggies and fruits!!

Friday, November 8, 2013


6. I am grateful that it is FINALLY Friday and I get to watch my nephew in a play tonight!  SING!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

More Gratitude

3. I am thankful for my husband, I can't say it enough, but he is my rock!

4. I am thankful for my neighbor who brings me "chicken" food (all his scraps and leftovers - and for some reason, he has a LOT).  It saves on chicken feed and I now owe him a dozen eggs!!

5. My daughter comes home in 19 days....it has been WAY too long since I've seen her and I will be thankful to see her for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

P.S.A. For Today.....

.............GO VOTE!!!

2.  Today I am grateful that I live in a country, where I can walk up the street and vote for whomever I want to!

Monday, November 4, 2013

30 Days of Gratitude

It's November and on some blogs that I read and on Facebook (which I do NOT read), they are offering the 30 days of Gratitude.

So, I'm going to try to start this for November and although I am a couple of days late, I will catch up!!!

1.  I am grateful for my children.  Three separate people, three separate personalities, three different faces.  I don't know what I would do without them!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Party

My son through a Halloween party right before Halloween.  People were really, really creative with their costumes.

 Roman princess and Soldier
 Some kind of crazy monster (my brother)
 A Softball Umpire (hubby)
 Barbie and Ken (most creative!)
 My future daughter in law's side of the family
 My son and his fiance Sam
 Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
 My mother in law!!!!!
 Colin Kaepernick and his coach (brother and sister in laws)

 Duck Dynasty and his wife Miss Kay (she was he and he was she)
 My two nephews (Superman and the ghost)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Trunk or Treating

The school that my nieces and nephews attend do a Trunk or Treat right before Halloween each year.  I didn't get many pictures. (Bad!)

About 15 cars were decorated (their trunks were decorated) and they give out Halloween candy to all the kids.  There were probably about 100 kids that participated and the cars are parked in a semi-circle and the kids go to each trunk to collect candy!    It really was fun and the costumes were great!