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It seems like November is moving awfully quickly….the atmosphere seems to be getting a bit chaotic in that we are trying to get ready for several things. We are trying to arrange a flight for my daughter to go visit my parents further down south for the Thanksgiving holidays…she has off for over a week so it would be nice for her to visit with family. However right now we are waiting to hear if any flights become available.

We also have heard from our son who is leaving for Japan…the army has CUT his visiting time…he has to deploy A LOT sooner…so right now it looks like he will get here and have to fly right back out after one night. He thinks he will make it here quickly but I think that is all wishful thinking. So those plans are up in the air right now…Today he graduates from AIT and he gets to leave anytime after midnight to head home. We will see what happens.

The weather has been wonderful…so nice and cool, makes it so much easier to breathe. I have made it a point of going out every day..at least for a few minutes…a great way to clear my head…and regain some balance. I have been keeping up with my art blog (FINDING MYSELF) everyday. I signed up for a challenge called ART EVERY DAY of the MONTH. So far I have managed to create something everyday. At first I really did not think I was good enough to be a part of it…I was going to wait until next year to join it..BUT no one is guaranteed a tomorrow so I joined..People have been very encouraging and supportive, and I am finding out that I can show my art and nothing bad will happen.

My hunnie right now is putting together a craft type table for me to do all my art and crafts on…I am just too excited about it…I am thinking about collaging the whole top of it then sealing it…something different – something that says me!!!

Yesterday and today I have been feeling a bit low…I am trying to fight through it all but it is driving me crazy…(right now I am refusing to give in to those dark feelings and self destructive thoughts) well hunnnie and daughter went out to run some errands and brought back some surprises for me…one being some beanie babies…(something else I have been collecting) they are absolutely adorable and two of them are primates…YAYAY! They also brought back Chinese food for lunch (my favorite) and fall angels for my collection (so very beautiful – leaves are the wings). So today I have been very spoiled and they both have succeeded in making me feel better.

Well I think I will head outside and see how it is going with putting the top on my table. Thanks for stopping by!



Well today we made the reservation for our son to fly back to Arizona once his visit here is over…he will have to “hang out” at the airport in Arizona for about 8 hours or so before flying out to Japan. Apparently the army has a army representative there at the airport where he will arrange sleeping quarters at or near the airport so that soldiers can get some sleep and rest up before continuing on with their trip. So all we have to do is get him there. He should start driving here around November 9th. He is driving here because he is bringing his car home..the army suggested that he store the car somewhere in california but that is useless because they do not start it for you…or maintain the car..if the car is here..then we will start it up a couple of times a week…drive it around the block..and make sure it stays safe. Right now he has to return to Arizona on November 17th. His flight to Japan leaves out very early on the 18th. So we booked his flight from Orlando.

The weather here is still too warm for my liking…I realize that Florida does not have your normal four seasons….but it is already the end of October and still the temps are in the 90’s and the humidity has not gone down enough. We are also 24 inches below in our rainfall…so it is going to be a very dry and crispy “winter” which usually leads to a lot of sporadic fires. I am really shocked at the fires in California. That is just so devastating…my prayers are with all those families…

I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my blogs and how to organize everything. I already have a personal blog at aol…but it is EXTREMELY limited on what you can have in your blog..basic pictures and text and some widgets from technorati..but nothing major. It also seems that people outside of the aol community cannot leave comments if they do not have an aol screen name…which I think just limits it more. I do like wordpress so far. It has taken some getting used to ..but I like it. I am just trying to figure out in which direction to go.

Well if I come up with any more interesting thoughts (cough cough!!) I shall return!



Sorry we have neglected this blog. Real life seems to take over the fun of online life. It has been busy busy busy. My daughter is in her senior year…the cost of senior year is unbelievable…senior portraits-220 dollars, class panoramic photos- 45 dollars, class ring-216 dollars, homecoming dance-45 dollars, now this does NOT include the extra costs of class expenses for every class she takes for extra materials…my only question is – Where is the money from the lottery that is suppose to financially enhance the school systems here? The more the lottery goes on the more the parents are footing the bill for their child’s education. Now those costs that I have mentioned above are just for the first 9 weeks of school…we still have 27 more weeks to go.

One of my sons has just received his orders to report to Japan for his first duty. He will be graduating from AIT (his job training) on November 8th and then hopefully come home for a couple of days to say good bye before he flies off for 24-36 months. I have many mixed feelings about all this. None of which I can talk about right now because emotionally I am just a wreck. When I think about it all, I cry…yes I knew when he joined the army that this was a strong possibility but it is actually happening, and I still am not prepared to deal with it.

My other son (and his twin) is stationed at Ft Campbell Kentucky. He is a firefighter in the army. He seems to like his assignment right now…I have no idea how long he will be there. We hear from both of them all the time – which is nice – and it does bring some relief to hear their voices and know they are ok…I guess we have been spoiled that way.

We have been trying to deal with house repairs…seems when one thing goes wrong then other things start falling apart. It has become quite costly and time consuming. Owning a home does have a few downfalls.

I am trying to organize my pages, adding some hobby blogs that I have…so bear with me…slowly but surely I will get things together.

Thanks for stopping by—PEACE!!!