Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yes, Virginia, There is a Blogger!

Yes, I know.  It was brought to my attention last night that I haven't blogged "since 2002", which is a slight exaggeration, but nonetheless true.  I don't really know what has been keeping me so silent these past months.  It isn't the lack of something to talk about, because I love to talk.

I realize lately that the stress of life and a buttload of major life events all coming within about 12 months has just been too much for my brain and body to handle.  I have gotten separated, then divorce; had a death in the family (my grandmother); I moved twice; and my job changed twice.  Pretty much the only things I didn't do were have a baby or die.  But my body has been physically unable to keep up with the stress, and I have landed in the hospital 7 times since March of this year.

So, I am taking a little time to get back to the real me.  I am learning how to better cope with stress and to define what is actually important in life.  Be patient with me, but I am working on a few new website/blog concepts that should be online shortly.

In the meantime, you can check out my latest website at .  I should have the other sites online soon!

Much love,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So. Far. Behind.

So, I just looked on this blog and realized that I haven't updated it since my Grandmother passed away in September.  I will say that much has happened since then.  I got divorced, started dating, got a steady boyfriend, and moved out into my own place.  Things have been hectic, for sure!!

I will begin updating again, but this site will probably be more of a home for digital scrapbook pages than my normal brand of snark.  Please visit my other blogs for your doses of snarky banter!

Life After Divorce

Apparently, Hell is on the Fourth Floor


Friday, September 4, 2009

Going Home

This week has been a rough one.  Last weekend, I finished moving out of the home I shared with my husband.  I have no idea where he moved.  Not my business.  I wish him well. 
Then on Tuesday night, I caught wind that something just wasn't right with my grandmother.  In July, she was admitted to the hospital with a broken femur.  I am not sure how long it was broken, but at 88, a broken bone is never good.  She started having problems with her kidneys, and by early this week, there wasn't much hope.  Wednesday I was able to spend some time with her, along with a minister from our church and several family members.  Unfortunately, she was already pretty far gone.  At 5:30 am Thursday, she silently passed from this world.

Two years ago, almost to the day, we lost my grandfather.  Grandma and Pawpaw were married 64 years when he passed.  They were the most adorable couple I have ever seen, and she was somewhat lost without him.  Grandma had a strength and determination that I have always admired.  I remember spending many hours with her in my childhood just listening to stories, watching her quilt, and learning piano under her watchful eye.  Of course, I was mostly there for the pickles... but I loved having one on one time with her.
Grandma was always concerned that she would pass earlier than she planned, as both of her parents died in their 60s.  I would say that after 88 years, 64 years of marriage, 6 children, 20+ grandchildren, and a gaggle of great-grandchildren, that she lived a long and happy life.  I know that Grandpa was waiting to welcome her home.
Some of my fondest memories of my grandmother:
  1. Lightning Cookies - These lemon flavored bars were amazing and I must remember to locate the recipe.
  2. Elephants - she LOVED elephants and collected them.  Grandpa brought her an amazing table home from India during WWII with elephants on the legs.  I bought her a Waterford Crystal elephant for Christmas a few years ago and you could see in her eyes that she cherished it greatly.
  3. Pulling my brother out of a swimming pool by his ear.  I mean, sure... my cousin Heather and I convinced him to jump in there... but it was still funny.  To us.  Not Chris.  Sorry bro.
  4. She used to pick me up from school when I was sick and my mom was not around.  She was very comforting.
  5. Sonic - She loved going to Sonic and would always get me a grilled cheese.  Mmmm Sonic.
I will miss my grandmother very much.  It still hasn't really sunken in that she is gone.  But she will live on in my memory and my heart forever.

I was very fortunate to sit down with both of my grandparents a few years ago and have them tell me all about their lives growing up and their lives together.  We did the same a few years before my paternal grandmother and I was always happy to have not only my memories, but her's as well.  If you still have your grandparents, go to a bookstore and find a "Grandparents' Book".  You just fill in the blanks.  Trust me... you will thank me later!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Digi Scrap Pages

So I realized it has been forever since I updated this thing. I have been going through some stuff. Anyway, I have been doing a few more digital scrapbook pages, so I thought this would be a good time to upload them. Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I promise to get Easter pictures up ASAP, but in the meantime... here are a couple of pictures with my sister, Sarah!!

Sarah is my baby sister! She is 5 years younger than me, and I couldn't imagine life without her. We talk nearly every day and her gorgeous daughter, Madison, is the love of my life. I am so proud of my sister... in addition to being a mommy, she has been working her tail off at the hospital while also attending nursing school full time. She will graduate next month and will be a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) taking care of little babies. Her determination and tenacity to get what she wants all on her own has always taken my breath away.

We didn't get along when we were growing up, as expected, but she is now my best friend and I love her dearly!!

Congrats on your upcoming graduation and pinning, Baby Sister! I love you!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Be Careful...

Be careful about the things you ALWAYS say you will NEVER do...

I ALWAYS said I would NEVER let my hair go brown...

But, today I did this:

Well, to be truthful... my AMAZING hair stylist, Summer at Studio 3000, did this.



Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeff!!!

Happy Birthday to one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world... Jeff!! Hope it is a great one! Thanks for being such an amazing friend and a rock during hard times.