Monday, 27 January 2014

My poor, neglected blog

I have had no energy nor gumption to blog lately.

The winter that never ends is really getting me down and I am truly trying to live more happily, so coming here and being a Debbie Downer would be hypocritical, so today, I will just let you know that we are all alive and kicking.

  • The older boys are in the midst of exams.  They are pretty stressed out about it, but I am confident they will do well...they have been very well-prepared this year, studying without even being asked to.
  • Mom Strike 2014 was a glowing success.  Everyone is much more helpful and aware of their own messes...only a few slip-ups lately.
  • Today marks my 17 year anniversary at work.  I have never been happier and this company continues to be the best company in the world to work for.
  • I am hosting an 80's Murder Mystery party this Friday night.  Everyone is getting into their characters and I simply can't wait to see what's in store!
  • Rosie is being groomed tomorrow.  She looks like a stray right now...poor girl.
  • Dudley is the  He is so loving, so cute and oh so smart!
  • My van is making weird noises.  I have an appointment with the mechanic on Friday morning.  Here's hoping it won't cost me an arm and a leg to fix.
  • Only 52 days until spring!!!
And, that's a wrap!
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Friday, 10 January 2014

Happy "Would Be" 42nd birthday

Joanne would have been 42 today, had she not been taken from us 8 years ago.

This year has been particularly hard.  I'm not sure why, but Joanne has been on my mind and heart for a couple of months...daily.  I feel so sad, so lost without her.  This year, more than any other so far.

I pray that she is enjoying her time in Heaven, while she waits for the rest of us to join her.  I pray that she can see us, feel our love, hear our prayers.  I pray that we will meet again one day.

RIP sweet baby sister.  I love you always and forever Babe. XO Pin It

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Wordless Wednesday

An upside down minion...just because.

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Thursday, 2 January 2014


According to


  [hap-ee-nis]  Show IPA
the quality or state of being happy.
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
1520–30; happy + -ness

o·ver·hap·pi·ness, noun

1, 2. pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentedness, delight, enjoyment, satisfaction. Happiness, bliss,contentment, felicity imply an active or passive state of pleasure or pleasurable satisfaction. Happiness results from the possession or attainment of what one considers good: the happiness of visiting one's family.Bliss is unalloyed happiness or supreme delight: the bliss of perfect companionship. Contentment is peaceful kind of happiness in which one rests without desires, even though every wish may not have been gratified: contentment in one's surroundings. Felicity is a formal word for happiness of an especially fortunate or intense kind: to wish a young couple felicity in life.

1. misery.

"Happiness" is my word for 2014.  My dear friend, Kate, chose "joy" as her word last year and this year, she chose "hope".  I really like the idea of choosing a word to work towards and live by for a year and so I chose "happiness".

Happiness is something that has so far, in my 44 years of life, eluded me.  I mean, I have many MOMENTS of happiness, but I have, so far, not been able to find happiness as a whole.  I don't want to live in a state of euphoria all the time, but I want to wake up each day not feeling a cloud of sadness.  I want to look forward to get excited about things that should excite me.

And so, I am on a quest to find happiness.  MY happiness.

2014...may you be the year that I find that elusive feeling of pure happiness. Pin It
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