Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Life Update

Hola amigos,

   It has been a while.That means I have a lot to talk about.This post may get a little crazy,so just bear with me.
  First,My daughter and I saw Hotel Transylvania 2 last Sunday. Unbeknownst to my daughter I fell asleep for the majority of it lol. However,she had a great time and that's what's most important.From what I can remember it was really good.Am I the only one that goes to movies just for the snacks?I'm a real health nut,But when I go to the movies I have no problem with eating my faves: Nachos and popcorn-with butter.Yes,with butter. And no movie is enjoyable with Sour Patch kids.So check out Hotel Transylvania.
  What am I reading? Currently,nothing. I've halfheartedly tried starting three books.All are books that I should be interested in,and I am,but I don't know-I'm just not.(Actually I will tell you why later.)I'm seriously distracted guys,and I lay part of the blame on my family.Which brings me to my next current event.
  My family-myself,dogs,husband,and kids-are great.My younger sister-not so much.I have an older brother who has settled on a life of crime.He done hard time-10 years.He has no more strikes.He gets into trouble now and he's a lifer for sure.That said,he is a wanted man.And my sister is the bait.
What had happened was a package arrived at my sister's house.She's thinking,"Yay! My Amazon is here!!" But her name wasn't on it,my older brother's name was.Odd she thought,but accepted it anyway.As she is putting the package in her room on the floor there is a knock on the front screen door. It's the Feds, and they waste no time rushing in, putting my sister down on the floor, and cuffing her.They ask her about the package.Does she know what's in it? She says no.Points out that it's not addressed to her.Comments that the package looks like it's already been opened.Then the Feds confess that they were the one's who stopped the package in transit and opened it for photo purposes.Apparently they had been following the box from its departure in Cali.And inside is $85,000 (street value) worth of cocaine.WTF!!! My older brother is an asshole.The Feds have repeatedly told my sister they don't want her.That they want my brother.Yet she has been locked up under a $100,000 bond for a week and my brother-who has spoken with the Feds twice-is still M.I.A..They didn't lower it at her bond hearing,and now I've had to hire a lawyer just to get another hearing in the hopes that the lawyer can get it lowered to where I don't need a house to get my sister out.Understandably my sister is a wreck.My younger brother and I are taking care of the bills and her job will be waiting for her when she gets out.We keep her with plenty of money on the books, and I visit her as much as possible.The struggle is real,and this incident alone is havoc on me with my anxiety.At these numbers a lawyer wont give you the time of day for free.Pray for me and my sister.
   How about this weather.We got rain for a week straight here in NC.Which meant that C&C Concrete made $0 last week.And on top of that my stove finally has gone caput.Not a good time of year for this to happen.Anyone who knows this trade understands me on this.But having to deal with my sister made the workless week a godsend.Finally the sun has returned.There's not a cloud in the sky today.The air is cool and crisp,and the leaves are turning.I love fall.

   So those are my current events.Normally my life is quiet bordering on depressingly quiet. But the cosmos sure does have a way with keeping you on your toes.I'll catch up with you guys later in my next blog.And remember,be good to each other.



Sunday, September 27, 2015

I Havent Forgotten About You

Hello Guys,

    So a lot has happened since my last visit with you guys.First is probably the best news. I have a med regimen that works for me.I did run into one bump in this area.At first I had Lithium.I gained weight on it, causing my blood pressure to go up.I stopped taking it immediately,and the Dr. put me on Tryliptol.I got better and exercise got the extra weight off.But even still I had lingering bouts of depression.I felt as if I wasn't all the way there.So we added a low dose SSRI. And magic happened.I'm myself again.Along with the therapy sessions I can actually say that I am happy.I'm looking forward to the fall,and Halloween,and parties.I actually took a little vacation.Well I spent the weekend at my sister's house.A break from the kids.I slept in.I read-A LOT.I relaxed,and had adult conversations.I met two new people also.And I am happy.
   So my brother and sister.They are both younger than me.And they share a house an hour away from me.It's family,it's quiet,it's perfect.I bring my makeup,take long showers,everything is at my pace.And I've met some interesting people.One is a complete nerd,but fun for those late night text sessions.We can really be ourselves around each other and it's nice.The other is a person that I never though I would be friends with,but we get along better than famously.It's wonderful.Hard to believe that at one time I thought I'd never have friends.
  That's meds,and social.The other is my diet and exercise.That is going well also.I'm doing alot of challenging stuff.I'm surprising myself.And my husband with me. Of course we have lost quite a bit of weight,but more importantly we feel great.My blood pressure has come back down.So everything is moving into a more and more positive direction everyday

  So there you have a short and sweet version of what I have been up to.I have made a major shift in my life and I feel both brand new and a little scared.Mostly of relapsing.I'm terrified of going back to what I was.But I try not top think on it.Take care and until next time BYE!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bout Of Books Day 5

Hey guys,

   So I finished "The Keeping" by Nicky Charles and went straight into
   I am really enjoying the story in this series.I did not do the "Character Soulmates" challenge for Friday.I didn't have the time.But Blue Books and Butterflies has a very nice blog.Check it out http://bluebooksandbutterflies.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bout of Books Day 4


   So day four and I am reading all the time.I halfway through

   I also did the "Four Seasons in Book Covers" challenge.
I am sorry if you are a reader who likes page counts.I haven't cared to record them.I'm reading and I am enjoying what I read.I never think to record the numbers until I am posting and it dawns on me that I've forgotten again.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

B-O-B Day 3


   So what did I get up to book-wise on the third day of the readathon?? Well, I am officially pulling the plug on my posted TBR.I have now read three books that were not on my list.Don't get me wrong.I enjoyed every letter.And I am currently reading another book that was not on the list.But you will hear about it tomorrow.Thus far, I have completed three books:


   I have started physical books,but have yet to really get into them let alone finish one.Marley's Ghost, while good, is dragging for me. And The Wrath and the Dawn I can't seem to get into neither.That is how my reading has been these last few months.I have been reading physical books,but my ebooks have been getting special attention from me.

   I did not do the challenge,MASH.

Catch you guys later.Bye:)

Four Seasons in Book Covers Challenge

Hi guys,

   Today's challenge is hosted by Kimberly Faye over at http://www.kimberlyfayereads.com/
Spring: Peony In Love by Lisa See
Summer: The Summer Garden by Paulina Simons
Autumn: Autumn Rose by Abigail Gibbs
Winter: Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bout Of Books Day 2


   Day two of the B-O-B and I have finished "Alpha" by Jasinda Wilder.Still reading "Marly's Ghost"by David Levithan.It is quite a sad book.I think that is why it's taking me so long to get through it.But I don't want to shelve the book.I want to finish it.
   I did participate in the challenge.I debated all day and decided to do it when I wanted to take a longer break from reading.So I entered the "Book Scavenger Hunt" hosted by Kate over at The Book Monsters.Check out my entry here: http://mommymoods.blogspot.com/2015/08/bout-of-books-scavenger-hunt.html

   So that is all I have to report.I may not be reading very many books; but, along with what I do read I have been keeping up with various blogs that I follow.Something that I have been VERY VERY lax with in the past.So I will catch up with you later.Bye:)