Friday, February 22, 2013

The Girls & Travel

It seems I may have friends.  I mean not just a friend that lives in one place and a friend that lives in another, but a group of women, from my sunday school class, outside church friends. I think the last time I had a group of friends was early high school, I belonged to a group of 3.  Now, 20 yrs later, I think I belong to a new group, and I try not to be an idiot about it, but sentimentally, I really need a support group right now.

My husband has been flying back and forth to Brazil, for work since September. It stinks. He will gone 4 weeks, home 2, gone 3 weeks, home 1 week. I have been thrust into the role of a single mom, with a household for a couple.  It is stressful, it has been stressful on our relationship, mostly because we are just tired. Tired of being apart, tired of the traveling, tired of being left out & tired of being left behind.

On the bright side, we have been emailing like crazy and have really opened up our communication as well. I just miss my friend. (name that movie)

Have a great weekend! Chat soon.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Getting there...

What do you think of this layout?  It seems a bit crowded to me.  I think if I could figure out how to reduce the side bar FONT size, I'd be golden. 

I have lots to tell... The big one being that my husband has been in Brazil most of the past 6 months and will be for the next 4-6 months... But I'll leave that for another day.

Right now I am at work, with nothing to do, and 7 hrs to fill... I think it's time to clean out the file cabinets!

Woot woot!

Hey, you. Have a great weekend, ok?

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Ha ha..
I was playing with the different template options and I have completely jacked up my blog. Great!

I hope to provide a more visually appealing site in the near future.


And Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How are you?

So it seems my Twitter account is linked to my blog, which is fine... I'm not a big twitterer, tweeter? So SOMEONE  who happens to be a bit tech savvy figured it out. Which BTW is totally cool with me.

I have missed using this as my outlet to whine, share, celebrate and record our family, but Facebook is just SO easy to drop a line and you're off. You know? But that's all it is, a clever line to answer the social protocol "How are you" but not actually wanting to know.
Have you ever HONESTLY answered a casual "How are you?" from someone... It's actually quite hilarious to see the expression on the check out lady's face when you say "Actually, my shoe broke and I locked my keys in my car, I found a distant relative in England and all I want to do is call my Dad and tell him about it, but I can't (insert rogue tear) it's been a pretty rough day."
It will be the fastest check out you have ever experienced... 

But why don't we? Why are we so afraid to share emotions, and struggles, and REAL LIFE? Not just with strangers but people who we consider our friends, or acquaintances that could be friends if you'd just open up a bit? Rejection? Maybe, but you'd probably most likely find relief, because your life looked SO perfect on Facebook. 

I'm not afraid, because my struggles and flaws and emotions are what make me who I am, don't tell me "Fine and you?" Tell me what is going on with your life? How can I pray for you?

Tell me, 

How are you? Really?