Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beach bound.......

Yay!! tomorrow I am leaving for the beach!! Wahoo! Can you tell that I am excited? Bags are packed and awaiting departure. The sad part is, my boys are not going. It really feels weird going to the beach without them :( I am sure they will somehow manage without us and most likely are glad that we will be out of their hair for a few days. The Ipod is loaded with lots of music, thanks to T. He is so good to his mother :) I have a new book to start reading when not listening to the Ipod, beach chair, sunscreen. I am READY!

Hoping for good weather and a safe trip!!

Live, Laugh, Love

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Monday

This morning I took my mother to see her sister, who is in the hospital. My aunt has leukemia and has had a rough go of it. Amazingly, she is doing better. She does continue to run a fever, which apparently goes along with the leukemia. If all goes well she gets to go home tomorrow. Praise God! Thank you guys so much for your prayers.

After the visit, Mom and I had lunch (bad lunch) at McDonald's of all places. Why? I don't know, that's where Mom wanted to go. Then on to shop. So guess what, I did it!!! I purchased an Ipod touch. Yay! I am so excited.

My son, T, who has told me multiple times that I should not purchase an Ipod Touch because it cost too much and I needed to save my money. What??? Shouldn't I be telling him that?? Anyway, when I get home, guess who opens my Ipod Touch and is checking it out? Hmmm! Yes, your right, it was T. He thinks he is going to borrow it, I think not anytime soon. I'm taking to the beach with me on Thursday. Yes, we are leaving Thursday instead of Friday (a surprise from the Hubby - gotta love him).

Well that's my day - it was great!!

Live, Laugh, Love

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Please Pray........

Got a call this morning that my aunt, who has leukemia, is back in the hospital and things are not looking good. My mom and dad have gone to see her and I am waiting to hear from them. Please remember my aunt in your prayers. Also please pray for my mother, who already struggles with depression, takes these situations very hard.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Beautiful Day

I am having a wonderful day. It's beautiful outside, plus it does help that I got off from work around 2 pm today, instead of the usual 5 or 6 pm. And....I am off from work next week, wahoo! Tonight going out with the family to eat, another wahoo!

I thinking tomorrow I am heading to the pool to soak up some Vit D. Doesn't that sound great?

Live, Laugh, Love

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Update on the week off

Wahoo, I am off from work next week!! What will I do with myself............oh I have plans!

Monday - taking Mom to visit her sister who is sick, then Best Buy to get the Ipod touch.
Tuesday - almost forgot - skiing and tubing at the Lake.
Weds - not sure - It's a FREE day. Maybe to the pool, maybe cleaning.
Thurs - off to Ikea with the girls- shopping, shopping, shopping.
Friday - BEACH!!!!! The hubby, myself, SIL and BIL. It's a short trip - coming back on Sunday. However, some beach fun is better than none.

I'm so ready!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ipod Touch

All right my blogging buddies, I am thinking of purchasing an Ipod Touch. I have
been throwing this idea around for quite sometime. I need your thoughts.
If you have one, please let me know what you think of yours. It's a big
investment, so I don't want to be wasting money on something that is not worth it.

I am having a wonderful day, hope you are too.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I am so sleepy! If only I had the chance to take a nap today, I would actually do it. I never take naps during the day - if I do I will not sleep at night. But today - I so would! Had my caffeine, it's not helping....ugh! The funny thing is tonight when I get ready for bed, I probably wont sleep. Does that ever happen to you?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Today was super busy at work, but Monday's always are. After work, met the fam for dinner. To the grocery store and then home. Curious - how many times do you go to the grocery store in one week? I feel like I am there every other day. It's been a long day.

Finally, I get my turn on the computer. Checking out facebook, showing the hubby facebook pictures from this birthday party. His birthday is today, but we gave him a surprise party on Saturday. When we are done, I move over to my blog and start reading. Now I don't know about you, but I don't like it when someone is looking over my shoulder. He was invading my space, HeHeHe. He reads a little and then ask questions. On to the next blog, again comes the questions. On to the next blog, again comes the questions. Are you getting the point? Good for you, he didn't. Finally he leaves me alone without me asking him to. I was so thankful. This is my time to spend with my blogging buddies - in silence.

Hope you have had a wonderful day!

Live, Laugh, Love

Friday, July 17, 2009

I need Hugs!!!!!!!!

Oh, I want to go home!! Can't put my frustrations on facebook anymore--too many eyes. So blogger buddies I'm telling you. I just don't understand why people tell lies, especially when they know, that I know, they are telling a lie. Why if you have a management position, do you not know the answers to the questions you are asking me??? This day has been tooooo long and we have not even begun with afternoon patients. Hope this is not a sign for the weekend!!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blog surfing

I love to blog surf. I am amazed at all of the ideas people have for blogs. There are some awesome designs out there. I especially love to see all of the different blog headers. You people are crafty and creative. When I started my blog, I couldn't think of a name, so I chose Simply Donna, which is ok. As I surf and see other names, I'm thinking why did I not think of that? Because I'm not creative. Some blogs make me laugh, some make me cry and some make me say "Oh yes, I can relate to that." I am always changing my blog background because I can't settle on just one. I can't even get a 3 column template on my blog or the Mr. Linky thing. I am hopeless.

I still like blogging, even though the guys in my house laugh at me. It's fun! And I will continue to blog and change my blog background and learn something "bloggy" new everyday.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Aloha Friday

OK, so I really want to participate in "Aloha Friday," but I can't get the Mr. Linky thingy on my blog. Ugh! I will keep trying. Wish me luck. I really to want to play.

Empty nest for the weekend

I really am glad it's Friday. This has been a strange week at work. We have been busy, which is fine with me--but we have had some "odd" characters in the office this week. Many odd questions and many odd happenings.

Plans for the weekend - "NONE" YAY!

J and girlfriend have gone to Wilmington to visit her dad and brother. T and friends left today to go camping. So our nest will be empty for the weekend. What will we do??? And yes J did move out - however he is close by and around a lot.

Saturday the hubby will be out and about all day, so I plan to clean, read, watch TV, rent a movie or two. Oh, did I mention rest :) Mostly I plan to do much of nothing. Doesn't that sound awesome??!!

Perhaps I will blog surf, which as you know can turn into hours. I will have no one looking over me saying "again, your blogging again?" HeHe, it's my day, I'll do what I want, right?

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pretty cool....

My son, J, text me today with this little tidbit--

At 12:34.56 pm today and the date 7-8-09 the numbers were: 123456789

Pretty cool, huh?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Internet Explorer 8

Recently I upgraded to Internet Explorer 8 on my computer at work and have it on my new computer at home. I don't like it! I am always getting these pop ups (some that I don't understand) and it knocks me off of my page. Is there anyone else out that having these problems? What am I to do?

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's Raining

It's a busy day at work , which is good,'s raining and I love rainy days. So I just want to go home, lay in bed and read a really good book. Doesn't that sound like fun?

I'm so ready. Maybe I can after 6 pm today!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Great w/end

I have had a great w/end with family and friends. We hung out by the pool on Friday and Saturday. Had a great 4th cookout......lots of eating, sun and swimming. Awesome! We celebrated the 4th and of course the engagement of J and G/Friend. The morning spent at church and then relaxing, resting and preparing for the work week.

Praise God for this great country of ours. We are a very fortunate nation. Praying God will see us thru the mess we have made of what he has given us and most of all that his will be done in our lives.

Live, Laugh, Love

Friday, July 3, 2009

It's official

Last night, Son 1 (J) got engaged to his girlfriend of 3 years. My hubby, Son 2 (T) and myself knew ahead of time that last night was the night. J planned dinner and prepared dinner while his girlfriend went to work out. I must tell you that the g/friend doesn't get home from working out until around 7:25 pm. So I'm thinking dinner is at 7:30ish. Now let me set the scene for you..................

At 7:50pm T texts me and wants to know if I have heard from J yet. I say No!
At 8:10pm T texts me again, have you heard anything yet. I again say No!
T - well what is taking so long? Me - they were having dinner.
At 8:20pm T texts me again, anything yet? I again say No! T - what is taking so long? I say - maybe she said no (HeHe) T-responses with LOL, yeah right.
Ok Mr. Impatient (T) can't wait any longer and says - I think I will text J and ask how were the crab legs you had for dinner. By this time I am laughing and reply Ok go ahead.

Withing 5 mins I get my text from J - it's official they are engaged. Wahoo!!!!

Who knew that J had a romantic bone in his body. Apparently they had a nice dinner. G/Friend goes to the fridge to get something out and J tells her not to open the fridge he has a surprise in there for her. She wants to know if it is cake, LOL. After a short time, G/F says when do I get my surprise and J says whenever you want it. So G/F goes to the fridge, opens it and finds a note, she reads the note and says what does this mean??? She turns around to find J kneeling on one knee with the ring. Ahhhh, isn't that sweet. Needless to say there was lots of crying and yes my son did cry, or so I am told.

G/F was so emotional she couldn't remember if she said yes and had to ask J. (I love it!!)

I did finally get to talk with them both and they seemed so excited. We are very happy for both of them. Oh and by the way T couldn't wait, he had to go see them and give his Congrats! I love that our boys are so close.

Live, Laugh, Love

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Simple Question, Simple Answer

Why, why, why? when you ask someone a simple question can you not get a simple answer? Must they use long sentences and circle around the question ? Then after using unnecessary mumbo jumbo you still don't have an answer. Ughhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our church is once again going thru controversy. I am the Treasurer and this position requires me to attend several different meetings within the church and I starting to wonder why I even try. I would like nothing more than to be able to go to church and worship my Lord and Savior, without having constant chaos.

The thought has occurred to me many times about changing churches, but my husband has many family ties to this church and I hate to leave it.

I am just exhausted and frustrated. Please keep our church and myself in your prayers.