Thursday, August 28, 2008
Happy Birthday Grandma!!!
Our birthday's are both in the month of August. When she passed, I was given her birthstone ring...I've worn it ever since. I periodically look at it and remind myself how it looked on her hand. I find myself rubbing it sometimes...I realized this the other day at work.
I wanted to cry when my son starting singing Happy Birthday to Grandma, while looking to the sky.
We both miss her.
With love Always!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I went to see the Funky Diva's for my birthday...EN VOUGE
En Vouge was featured at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, It was nice seeing them. They put on a good show. Dawn didn't appear, however Rhona Bennett took her place and she was good. I wish the "Funky Divas" would go back in the studio, because clearly they still have it and mostly definitely from the crowd they still have a fan base.
I received a few bday wishes from friends, I haven't heard from in awhile [nice to know someone remembered my "special day"], family, lovely flowers from my son [he picked them out...grandma purchased them], money from family, a evening with En Vogue, perfume and a Gramin GPS system for my car!
I put the last birthday card I received from my grandmother up...still hard to believe she's gone.
Friday, August 22, 2008
okay moving on
I usually let him take me out to dinner and give him the money so he can pay [he gets a kick out of that], but my parents and my sister took us out over the weekend during Restuarant Week [Ruth Chris], so I'm not sure if that's something we'll do. Maybe I'll let him take me to a movie...LOL, I don't want to see no daggone kids movie though. I don't know when I've seen an adult movie last...in the theater. Um, I guess it was "Why Did I Get Married"
I had a gift and card in my mailbox from a neighbor...that was nice and brought a smile to my face...someone cares and remembered my special day.
I'll have to provide an update to let you know how "my" day turned out.
I literally have TONS of work to do, but between my office work, household work, checking home work, home association work, my business on the side work etc., I'm POOPED!
To think I called myself cutting back...no longer VP/acting Pres. of the PTA. My son started a new school this year, so I haven't gotten involved...yet. My son started school already, August 18th was his first day.
I think I will always be an involved parent, sometimes I get a little too involved though. BUT, this is a new school year, new school and a new commitment NOT to get too involved.
Just enough to know what's going on with my son and the school is all I plan to do.
- organizing an Angel Tree event...NO, I'm Not...not doing it
- assisting with organizing school wide Christmas program...can't do it
- organizing Teacher Appreciation Week...Whew, glad I'm not doing this again
I plan to be more productive tomorrow...it was just one of those days!
Until the next time...
Thursday, August 7, 2008
okay, I'm better now (this is my therapy). Mr. Crazy trying to make me "crazy"...not happening.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
With everything that has happened this year, I have used most of my leave and I have spent most of my raining day funds. I need to replenish it. "Raining" days seem to always find me. I've decided to cut back and to go through items we no longer need or use and attempt to sale them. This should be interesting. My plan is to post items on Craigslist, Ebay and this site.
I will post my progress periodically.
Wish me success!
$3000 Challenge beginning Aug. 5,2008
Starting balance $0
The pain, the pain I felt when I woke up the next day. Again, I put some damp towels in the microwave and wrapped them around my ankle and was able to move a little better. My cousin called to see if we wanted to go out on their boat. YES!!! We left the dock at 12:30pm and didn't arrived back to the dock until 11:45pm.
Our last day, we visited other relatives and of course I had to do a little shopping. My son wanted to stop at Mt. Trashmore, a park we saw on our way into VA Beach. I asked my cousin about it and she said that it actually was a landfill once, thus the name Mt. Trashmore. I looked it up and here is some info on it
Massive landfill turned into a beautiful park, officially named "Mount Trashmore." Built in 1971, the 125 acre landfill was 60 feet high. Three flag poles serve as vents for methane gas; lightning struck one once and it caught fire. In 1990, Virginia Beach residents formed a human American Flag on Mount Trashmore to honor troops returning from the Persian Gulf War.]It's really a nice park. If you get a chance check the park out.
I will update this post with the pictures later.
Home Sweet Home,