Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years Eve

Another year GONE....can you believe that in less then 24 hours it's 2009....I can't. Where did the year go? I am heading to my moms this evening......Mike, Ramon, Blake, Rosanne and George. I can't wait to see my mom and my sister Elise. I am almost done with the 2 albums I am doing of Ramon and Blake for my mom, just need to embellish...I was hoping to get one done for Elise...but it doesn't look good. Maybe I will just give her the pictures that I printed out for her album...if she wants me to put them in an album I will bring them back home..finish it and then mail it to her. Need to make a couple appetizers for this eveing...artichoke dip and chipped beef dip....yummy. Haven't had either in a long time. Also have to get everyone packed and bathed...going to be one heck of a busy day.

I am wishing all of my wonderful friends and family a safe and Happy New Year. Hope you all have a wonderful evening and I will think of you all at midnight. {{hugs}}

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Almost that Time Again

In one month it will be my birthday.....42 HOLY CANOLI.....most of my friends celebrated their 40th this year and most of them had surprise birthday parties...I wasn't able to make it to them and I miss that...but I remember many years ago a surprise birthday party that my firends gave me in my own apartment. It was my first surprise party and it was such a great one....we sure did know how to have fun back then. I know I have pictures from it somewhere....I need to dig them out and look at them...wish I could upload them here....that would be a hoot! lol

Merry Christmas to my family and friends

Well, it's almost over. Hope everyone had a great day. Our day was soo laid back, it was kind of nice. We didn't have to travel anywhere. We had Mikes boys over night and then Mike took them to their moms at noon and the rest of the day was just relaxing...didnt even make dinner...LOL...decided on saving it for tomorrow for when my sister gets here. We just muched on this and that. DD is already asleep so to bed I am heading real soon. Worked on my moms mini album a little bit today...printed up more pics and also worked on my December album....I have alot of journaling to do in it. ACK...You all know how much I just love to journal.....NOT!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

I can not believe that tomorrow is Christmas and that I won't be seeing my family. :( But I will be able to see some of them on New Years at my moms. :) Wasn't able to get Mike anything and he didn't get me anything...just cn't afford it. Last year we were supposed to be smart and take a bit of money out of each check so that come christmas we would have no worries.....but this was such a bad year financially taht it just never happened. We have again said that we will do it for next year...I am going to make sure of that. We weren't even able to get my other ss anything...he's 18 so it wouldnt' have been too much anyways....I was hoping we would be able to run out tonight with Mikes bonus check and get him something...but in with Mikes check wasn't a bonus check but a letter saying with the way the economy is...blah blah blah.... I am really sick of this companies BS.....I am hoping that come the new year Mike will start working for his brother and making alot more money...this is my christmas wish.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Snow

I just can't get over all the snow....I am not complaining...I love the's so beautiful. But it has been snowing everyday since before December started...I am not kidding. I do worry about Mike driving so far in this weather. They have cut back on the road workers and how often they will plow the roads and put ice down. Mike missed work yesterday because they announced on the news that teh roads would NOT be plowed or salted until the afternoon, because it would be pointless. So stay off the roads. What a bunch of BS. So that is my complaint today.

Working on the mini album of Ramon that I am making for my mom....started it early this year but missed placed it...need to make one of Blake too...I also need to make one for Elise but I will combine hers. I am running out of time but I do have until New Years. Made a couple CD orniments for them too.

I can't believe christmas is in 2 days. I did get some wrapping done..not much. Of course as soon as I started Blake woke Might try to get more done tonight...if she goes to sleep early again.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Life is soo crazy

at this time of year...where did it go? I cannot believe christmas in in a few days. I did get all my shopping done...just need to get it wrapped. DH is home today because of the weather, so hopefully I will get it done today. Still haven't gotten my camera program figured out. Not that I have done much scrapping to show but I did get one done that I absolutely love. Maybe dh can work on that problem while I am wrapping. :)

A good friend of mine, Eryn...has made a gorgeous digi kit...another friend Janet has called it blingalicious and it is just that, you can purchase it here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crazy Week

Last Friday someone from child services went to my step sons school to talk to him....didn't find this out until dh got back home from taking him to his mothers. His comment was...Oh someone came today and I smoothed things over for Donna. Smoothed things over for ME? Oh that just frosted my cookies...he's the one that got us into this mess to begin with. So I got a call earlier in the week from a very nice man from child services. We talked for about an hour and a half. I didn't bring up the suicide thing as I didn't want to stir up any other problems..especially after he told me that he feels there is no need for this to go any further. So I thought I would just let sleeping dogs lie.

Went and got our tree today. A really nice one...a white pine. Ramon wasn't thrilled about getting a real one after the last one we was a meany. It was a blue spruce...boy are those painful. But he likes the one we got. It has soft long needles. We also went out to dinner. Had these huge burritos. Delicious. Was nice not to cook even though I made SuzieQ's Corn Chowder. But I started it late and it wasn't going to be ready for a couple more hours and Mike was starving. Fine with me...dinner is ready for tomorrow. :)

Blakes very sick. Every night she procrastinates when it's bed time and usually lasts a good hour. Also usually ending with her tummy is talking...she's soo hungry...she's starving.....oh I forgot to have my snack. Anything. So tonight when she was telling me that her tummy hurt I just thought it was her coming up with a new way to say she was hungry. I should have thought something was up when she fell asleep pretty fast after that. I heard her cough a couple times and then got up and went to the bathroom. I asked if she was okay and she said yes in a sad little voice and went I went into the bathroom she started crying that she threw up all over herself and her bed. Got her cleaned up and put her in my bed and started laundry..sat down and she threw up all over my bed. More laundry. I am sooo tired right now but I want to get this last load in the washer before I head to bed. She's been quiet for the last hour, so hopefully she will sleep the rest of the night. My poor little baby. I hope she gets well quick...we are supposed to go see Santa saturday. :(

Friday, December 5, 2008


Mike and Drew went to their appointment with the P/O. By 10:00 I was hyterical. Jim had to turn in his report from the night before and the knife incident was on it. The P/O has to report that to child services. I am so scared....I don't know what will happen....because of Drews selfish acts, out bursts and lies, now I am going to be looked upon as a bad mother..that they may think my children are in harms way being around me. I have never hurt my children. I am so scared. This is something that I will NEVER forgive my step son for. No matter what the outcome. My one question though is...How come Drews suicide threats haven't been reported...and why is that not as serious as a false knife threat? I have so much anger in me right now...that I wish I could just close my eyes and when I open them this will have been nothing but a nightmare! :(

Please....say a prayer for me. I am so scared and feel so all alone right now.:(

It started out as a good week and has just gotten worse as it went on. Tuesday I got in a fight with my step son Drew. He came home earlier then usual...he got a ride home from his girlfriends mom. This is against his probation. I didn't nkow it at the time. What started th fight was that he allowed his girlfriend into my home...harsh you think...well since the end of August she has owed me an apolige. Neither her or Drew wants her to give it to me. They both know that she isn't allowed her until I get one. She has had over 4 months to do this. She chooses not to. So I was in the kitchen cutting up veggies when she came into my house, "to see Blake" ..doesn't matter what she was there for..she isn't allowed. Don't use my daughter as an excuse to try and get away with something. So about 10 minutes after she left I said something to Drew, I said Drew I am not trying to be a biatch but this..your girlfriend coming in to see Blake or whatever isn't allowed...she is not allowed her for any reason. You both know it. He was in the diningroom by the livingroom and I was in teh kitchen by the stove...a good 20 feet if not more away. Well, he got all defensive right off the bat. Started saying things, I responded. Names were called and I told him to go to his room. He refused. More words were spoken and I told him to get out of my house....pointing to the door. He said I don't pay for anything so this isn't my house it's his dads. I said this is my house and you can just leave..again pointing to the door. He started heading towards the phone which is on a long counter in between the kitchen and diningrom... he looked down at my hand and said as he stepped towards me and puffed out his chest..Oh are you going to stab me know...OMG...I didnt' even realize I still had the knife in my hand. He grabbed the phone saying he was clling his mom and I said no you're not get out and I grabbed the plug and disconnected it. He threw the phone across the kithen and it shattered against the wall. I left the room and when I came back he was looking for the pieces, I took what he had from his hands and he then left the room. I was so scared and shaking so bad. He came back through and then left the house. I went searching for our other phone that Blake plays with to call his dad, couldn't find it, couldn't find my cell either. I fianlly found the other phone and couldn't get through to Mike, then the phone rang and it was Mike asking me what the heck was going on....I just busted out crying. I asked how he knew and he said he got a call from his did she know...Drew called He used your cell. WTH he stole my cell phone? Mike told me to call the police and Jim (his house arrest guardian person) I said I wasn't calling the police but would call Jim. Jim showed up and picked up Drew who was sitting outside and they left. Mike got home and we waited. They finally came back and we all sat down and talked. Drew had told Jim that I was jabbing the knife towards his chest. OMG...I couldn't believe what was coming out of his mouth. He also stated that he hated it at our house, that he wakes up every morning hoping to get hit by something on his way to school. He had aslo told Jim that I had direspected him when I said that his girlfriend wasn't allowed her, making Jim think I did this in front of her...Jim agreed that I was being disrespectful and I spoke up....I said...this is totally wrong... How am I vbeing disrespectful... He knows she isn't allowed to be here yet he did. I told him that I didn't even say anything right away, that I waited at least 5 minutes after she left. Jim looked at Drew and your girlfriend wasn't even here? Drew took along time before answering that one. Drew said he wanted to go back and live with his mom and that he wanted to go to the Grant schools..this is were his girlfriend goes....THIS EXPLAINS HIS OUTRAGE...The talking went on and Drew again spoke of thinking about killing himself. Jim told him that he will discuss this with Drews P/O and maybe see if they can get him into a foster home...or he may think he needs to go to juvie.....this was pretty much the end and Jim left. Mike took Drew to the store and they talked. Drew said taht he was lying about it all, that I wasn't pointing the knife at him in a harmful way at all and that he knew letting his girlfriend in was going to cause a problem. When he got home Mike made him call Jim and tell him what he had said to him in the car. Later I found a letter from him to me on my desk. So much crap comes out of his mouth that you can't believe anything he says..but I took this letter to heart and wrote him one in return. The next morning they had a scheduled appointment with the P/O.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to say that I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We had a great day. Watched a bit of the parade. Ate alot of the appetizers, watched a movie, took a nap, ate dinner, played LIFE, Blakes choice, Ramon won. Had pie. Mike did all the dishes and for this I am very thankful. My hands got tore up with all the dishes and cooking I did yesterday. Now everyone is in bed, Ramon and Blake are in her room watching Toy Story, Mike is in our room watching the history channel and am getting ready to go to sleep. I wanted to scrap but my step son left his ceiling fan on (not sure why he had it one in the first place) and the ceiling is 10 feet high and it was just too cold in there. Will have to get the ladder from the shed tomorrow and turn it off. Need to get my Deccember album done before the 1st. : 0

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winter Fun

Got a few shots of Ramon building his fort. He and Drew made there own to prepare for their snowball fight. As you can see there isn't much snow left after rolling it all up to the make their forts. It looked like we got alot more snow before they started. Wish I had gotten a picture of the snow first thing in the morning when it was all new and fresh. Next time...I am sure there will plenty of more ops. ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Dad

It's been over 14 years since I lost my dad to cancer...he died before I could tell him that I was expecting my son Ramon. I named Ramon after my dad...Ramon is spanish for Raymond which was my dads name. I wish I had a photo of my dad to share. He was a good guy. He taught me how to fillet fish, he was known as the "fisherman". He loved fishing, boating, playing poker.

I remember one summer, we rented a dad would be up and on the lake before anyone else got up and my brother Ernie and I took the row boat out to meet him...when we got there he told us this fish story about catching put up such a fight, he knew it was a huge fish and just as he got it to the top of the water it let go of the was a pike, the biggest pike he's ever brother and I just rolled our eyes and was like..yeah okay dad whatever. I decided to climb into the boat with my dad and fish and my brother rowed back to the cottage. About 30 minutes later my dad got another big hit on his line and he fought this fish for a long time...he was getting it closer and closer to the boat and he yelled for me to get the net, I grabbed the net and stood ready and just as my dad got the fish to the top of the water, I leaned over to get it and there it was this HUGE pike...I couldn't believe it....just as I put the net in the water the fish let go of the hook..again. When we got back to the cottage my brother had told my dads story and when I tried to tell them that it was true and that it happened again, no one believed us...they kept asking how much money my dad had offered me to say that I saw it ...LOL

I miss him.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blog Tag

Well, I have been tagged by Tara. I have to post 7 facts about myself and in return list 7 people to do the samething on their blog and Tag 7 people of their own! Any facts at all.

here are my facts:
1. I love to buy a new purses. It's an obsession. Ramon would hate when we would be shopping and would go by the purses, he would say: Not Another don't need another one. LOL

2. I HATE FEET: I hate to touch them...anybodies.GROSS!!!!!

3. not touch my knees....they are so ticklish...just the thought freaks me out.

4. I used to be a type of Body Guard for my friends...I was the one who would fight their battles if they had a problem with someone wanting to hurt them. I would step in and take care of it. Most of the time it ended with that person backing down, which was nice!

5. I can suck in my's really gross to everyone but I like freaking them out. If I were to do it now my neck is sore the next day! I am getting old.LOL

6. I collect elephants. I don't know who or when it started. Dumbo is my favorite Disney movie and I know my sister got my a stuffed Dumbo for my 25th birthday and I think that is when it stared. Because I dont' remember gettting or having any before that.

7. I love to go to yard/garage sales and resale shops. I love finding treasures that probably I could live without but when you can get it at a great price it makes it so much better. ;)

Boy that was tough...but I got 7...and now the 7 people that I am tagging are:


Can't wait to see your facts!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

More Snow

Yes, it snowed all day...just light flurries for most of the day. Until about 4:00 p.m. then these huge flakes stared coming down real fast. The kids quickly (ok not so quickly for blake as she was only in her underware) and headed outside to catch snowflakes on their tongues. The car was covered by the time Mike went to pick up Drew.

Didn't get much scrapping done today....a couple pages in my December Daily Album. I am finding it hard to get my pages ready without knowing what will happen on those days, so I am keeping them quite simple. Trying to get Mike to get me a new cartridge of ink for my photo lab so that I will be all set to print pictures each day. Well, see how that goes. lol

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Snow already

Yes, I woke up today with snow all over the ground. I couldn't believe it...I don't mind the snow but I don't think I and ready for it yet. Mike got off the night shift about 5:30 and said it started coming down real hard...he went from 50 mph to 20 a matter of seconds, because the visability was real bad. Not long after I got up it started raining and cleared the snow. It's still raining and it got real cold!

Getting a little scrapping done today. Working on my December Album and I finished a layout for a challenge!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Boy times have changed from when I was a kid....when I was a kid we went trick or treating from dusk until there were no more porch lights on. Now a days they have made it that you can only trick or treat until 8...well, where we are anyways. I don't have a specific halloween that stands mom did teach us how to play poker with our halloween

This year Ramon went out as a Cereal killer (notice the cross spoons on his hoody) and Blake was a Gothic Vampire. Here are a couple pictures.

Good Morning

It rained all day but it seems that it is going to be a relatively nice day..the sun is shining at least. Well, it's Monday, start of a new week. Going to get some more scrapping done. I got a couple completed over the weekend. It was a very lazy weekends like that. Have some dishes to do and a bit of straightening up in the livingroom. Maybe throw in a load of laundry while I am at it.

Still having back pains, meds aren't lasting to long and they are getting more frequent and stronger....:(

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Well, dd is out of the bath and hre hair is dry...I am taking pictures as we go in getting ready for halloween...the eye liner didn't go so well, took alot for her to trust me. Her under clothes are in the dryer (yeah I know, nothing like waiting till the last minute right) We just need to make her hair crazy and lipstick. She is going to look fantastic and I can't wait to do a layout. Mike is stopping to get bobby pins for her hair. Dinner is almost ready...Italian Wedding soup....smells fabulous. DS's costume is easy. All he wanted was a mask and he's going to wear black pants and a black hoody that says CEREAL Killer on it and it has a skull and cross SPOONS, too. Need to get a picture of them together. We are going to go to town to trick or treat as most folks around here have left for the winter, then we might head over to DS's school as they are going to have some games and other activities! Well, I think that is it for now. Have a great day! ;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Biggest Fear

I have been challenged to post about my fears. My # 1 fear is spiders.....I don't care how small they are I do not like them....I freak out. I even freak out when they are in movies or t.v. shows. What is your biggest fear?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Still Waiting

Well, didn't actually find much out yesterday during the " preliminary hearing" ss just pleaded guilty and now we have to await the hearing for his sentencing....(another day dh has to miss work) He's still on house arrest though.

On a happier note...I got another layout done this morning...I was hoping to start on another one but I got a headache and I am out of pain I am just surfing.

I want to thank Desi for helping me get my layouts to scroll on my page. And alot fater then the way I was trying to do it! ;)

I also want to thank Peggy, Prettypeaches and Desi for the hugs...Thanks ladies!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sad News

Well, I got a call from my mom this morning...our friend Marie passed away yesterday! Though we knew she would be, it doesn't make it any easier. I had a lot of good times in my life that she was a part of! I will miss her deeply. Marie, God Bless You! I love you!

Happy Hump Day

Well, it's SS court appearance today, at 1:00. Don't know what I want to happen. I know what he needs, but we can't afford it. It will cost us half of $170.00 a day if he is sent away to juvie. That is totally outrageous. All of this is because he has a mother that has no sense and wants to be more of a friend then a parent. At least we aren't having to pay the court fines, the damage fines or anything else that came up before the hearing!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What am I doing wrong

Why can't I get the images to go under my words? I have tried and it just keeps staying at the top. Oh and why can't I edit my posts? There isn't a pencil at the bottom....Oh well, one day I will know what the heck I am doing! lol Too tired right now.....need to go back to bed..was up way to late these last few days! ;)

Cards Kick

So since NCMD I have been on a card kick. I am loving what I am making and am hoping to get all my christmas cards done in time this year and sent out. Last year I made I think 10, give or take, and only got them out to my family....this year my personal goal is to get them all done AND sent out. Which leads me to getting a picture of DD and DS for their christmas pic to send out in the cards! ;) Here are some I made!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Got A Call

I got a call the other night from one of my oldest and dearest friends...I was so surprised to see her name on my caller I.D. I probably haven't talked to her in a year. Well, it was bad news...her grandmother has taken ill and will probably not make's very sad. I have known Marie all my life. 41 years is a long time. Her and her late husband Papa Chuck have been great friends to my parents and family for so long, they are part of the family. I was lucky to have had her in my life.

Friday, September 12, 2008


I got some help from Desi today and she helped me find a new background for my blog. Want to thank her for her patience with me! ;) As you can see it's been awhile since I have been here myself. Have been very busy. My sister came for 2 weeks in the middle of August and then school started. Haven't been scrapping all that much...but I am hoping that with everyone getting settled back to the school routine I can get my mojo back. Here is a layout I finished this week.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

No Luck

I have no idea what I am doing.....I was able to change the color of the have to wait till someone wants to sit with me and tell me how to do

So for now I will just blab....;)

Had a campfire last night....made smores...yummmmm...seems it's been awhile since we had nieghbor had her INTIRE family over yesterday and DD hung out over three playing with the kids...I wish there was someone around here her age for her to play with. :( There are a couple kids across the canal from us, that she just started to hang out with...but they only come on the weekends, usually and the father always seems put out when dd wants to go over and play. Their kids seem real nice and dd enjoys them.

My sister is coming tomorrow...for a 2 week visit.....I always look forward to it but look forward to the regular schedule when the 2 weeks are up! lol

Well, I guess that is enough jabbering for the day...chores to do and lunch to make. :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Plunge

Well, I did it...I took the plunge. I am now an official blogger....Woo Hoo....I have joined the rest of you nuts in the bowl! The only questions often am I going to be on here! lol Well, I just wanted to say to play with my blog! ;)