Thursday, December 13, 2007

Oh what a month........

Well a lot has happened since my last blog entry. Both my kids have been sick off and on; especially the little one......his ears again. We've spent a lot of time at the doctors' and immediate care center and I've missed work. He's set for surgery tomorrow morning; he's getting new tubes put in his ears.

I fell and hurt my back resulting in me being off from work for an entire week. This drove me crazy because I really couldn't do anything. I laid there thinking of all the things at work and at home that I needed to do but couldn't....FRUSTRATING! Of course these things always happen at the worst the last paycheck before Christmas! But I'm back to work now, thank goodness!

I hope all of you are having a wondermus Holiday Season and I'll update again soon! Hugs and Love!


Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Scoop on Brandy aka Redneck Girl

Okay well as you all know, I took a "break" from Blogging and during that time a lot has happened. First off let me say that I didn't really want to stop blogging but felt I HAD to do it, to keep the peace in my own personal war.

Since leaving the blogger community my divorce became final. Hearing that was a bitter-sweet feeling; in one way I was so relieved that it was finally over and I could move on with my life but I was saddened because it signified an end of an era of my life. My Ex and I had been together since we were kids and it's hard not to feel the pain of losing that connection. But with the help of my children, mindtwister and my friends I got through it without too many scars.

I lost my health insurance when the divorce became final so I had to find another job. I found a job as a Legal Assistant for a Defense Litigation Firm in town, I work for the managing partner. I like my job but it is demanding and stressful and often I am reminded why I left Legal. But I knew that most of my experience and my degree was in Legal so that was my best option. The hardest part is having to be away from my kids more. I feel bad but unfortunately this is what I have to do to make ends meet.

I haven't' been working as much at the Pizza place, mostly because I want to spend that time with my kids. In addition, it's getting more and more difficult for me to work such a physical job. That brings me to the medical issue I had some time ago. Before I started my new job I was working two part time jobs. One day while working at the Pizza place I starting having pain in my hands and wrists. I looked down and my hands had turned blue, as if I were a smurf or REALLY cold. It freaked me out a little and my co-workers wanted me to go to the ER but I am really hard headed and continued to work. This happened two or three more times before I finally went to the doctor. I underwent several test (some of them hurt like h*ll) and it was decided that they weren't sure what was wrong with me. Probably a rheumatological problem but it hasn't happened in a few months so I am praying that it was a temporary issue.

Mindtwister and I have been officially dating for almost a year. He has such patience and is an amazing man! I am so lucky to have him in my life. I don't know if I could have made it through the last couple of years without his support. He is my friend, my lover, my soul mate.......he makes me smile and laugh so much that I blame him for my newly found smile lines. Plus my kids absolutely adore him and he loves them so much!

Often I've wondered why things happen the way they do but I'm finally realizing that God has his plan and sometimes we might not agree with it or understand it fully but it's best just to put it in his hands.

I have missed each and every one of you! I have thought of you all so much and wondered how you and your families were doing. I'm so glad to be back and can't wait to read your blogs each day!

Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Just when you think you've heard it all......."Don't make me spin up on you like Taz"

Sometimes I feel inadequate as a parent. I know that I do a pretty good job but every once in a while I'll say "I should have done this or that" but the other day I saw and heard a parent that made me feel like Mother of the Year.

Mindtwister and I were having dinner at a local pizza place. There was a birthday party on the other side of the restaurant, looked like nice people, they were dressed well, clean and neat. The kids looked to be between 11-13 and were really well behaved (in my opinion). One of the boys got up to use the restroom and on his way back stopped to look at something. His mother screams at the top of her lungs for him to get his little Mother F'n A** back over there. Wow.....just wow...I thought I'd misheard, she couldn't have said that but that's what she said cause she repeated it once more before he made his way to his chair.

The adults at the party were talking and the kids were in their seats talking amongst themselves. Suddenly one of the mom's burst out with "shut your mouths, I don't want to hear you". The kids got quiet and ate. After they were finished eating they starting talking and laughing (not being loud or disruptive). Again the loud mother roars "Shut up, don't make me tell you again" followed up by another mother saying "I'm not going to tell you again". The kids sat in silence until the same boy that went to the rest room spoke to some one across the table, his mother gets up and looks at him and says "Don't make me spin up on you like Taz, cause none of you can whoop me".

Mindtwister and I look at one another in disbelief did she just threaten to turn into a cartoon character and whip her child? Again...WOW....where did she learn this technique of parenting? I mean the kids were at a party but were expected to sit in silence, what is that? They were in no way being disrespectful or loud. I felt really bad for those kids; what their daily life must be like......scary.

So, looking at the brighter side, as we left the pizza place and I had a renewed sense of my parenting skills. Also, Mindtwister and I had learned a new phrase "Don't make me spin up on you like Taz".

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy 30th Birthday to me!

Well another year has came and gone. 30, a milestone birthday......I've seen some people take it really hard, some take it gracefully, to some it's just another year, I am embracing it......embracing life at 30! I am thankful for all that I've been blessed with; two beautiful kids, a loving man, family and friends.

I vow to take more time to enjoy life, slow down and take it all in, really live instead of just being alive. Here's to making the next 30 years even better than the first!

Love y'all!


Monday, October 08, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

So this is goodbye.......

For personal reasons this will be my last blog entry. I want to first off say thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. This blog has been a journey through the many trials and tribulations of my life......thank you all for following it and supporting me when I have needed it most. To Ms. L. my first "Blogger Buddy" thank you for sticking by me with your wise and witty support; you are wonderful! To Pinky thank you for all the hugs, for caring, understanding and checking on me when I was gone from the blog scene. Also, thank you for sharing your talent with me and my loved ones.....I will continue to shop @ Pinky's store :) To Barngoddess thank you for your support and your amazing sense of wit you have made me smile so much! To Brian thank you for caring and always supporting me; also thank you for trusting me enough to share your life with me. To Diane thank you for your encouragement; you and Brian take care of one another. Miss1999 thank you for your positive outlook I can almost feel your smile in your words. To Rach thank you for your warm words and support. To Pavel thank you for your kindness and understanding; tell your brother that I have missed him. Whiteroseboy thank you so much for your sweet comments and encouragement I am glad that our paths crossed. To Raj you have been a dear blog friend always positive thank you and I know you'll be a great father. To have made me laugh so much, especially on days when I didn't think laughter was possible, you have made me think and made me are a wonderful writer.

To those of you who I know "in person" thank you and you know the reasons I have to do this; I love you all and appreciate your understanding.

You can contact me through my email I will try to continue to read as many of your posts as I can but even if I don't comment know that you all aren't far from my thoughts. Thank you so much for making me believe that there are good people in the world; before my blog I would have never thought it possible to care about and love people that I have never actually met. As I say this with tears in my eyes..........Hugs and Love to each and every one of you.......I thank you more than you'll ever know.


Friday, January 05, 2007

more pics

Milk and cookies were all gone but Santa left the boys candy canes ; )

Stockings on Christmas Eve

My boys with the Meijer Santa........the one I normally take the kids to wasn't @ the mall this year and the Meijer santa looked better than the one who replaced the mall santa and the pic was only a $1!

This is one of the Pics I took for Mindtwister for his scrap book I made him for Christmas. Mustang Scarlett was the photographer and H2S was the art director.

I'll share more Christmas pics when I upload them from MT's digital camera.


This is Mindtwister wearing what will soon be a scarf.

This is Mindtwister wearing a bow that was on my mom's christmas present.......and we are driving down the road while I took this pic.....wonder what the people in the cars around us were thinking......LMAO!

I got a new Robe for Christmas......I come in to find Mindtwister wrapped up in my pretty pink fluffy robe.....doesn't he look cute?

My youngest son wrapping himself up for Christmas.

A picture of our Christmas Tree.