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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nice Weather

It has been pretty hot all week in the upper 80s and I'm so glad that we have central air here at home. My car doesn't have any air at the moment and the kids wonder why I'm in a hurry to get home when we are out doing things, of course they are kids and like to be outside in this weather. We took the kids to the Indianapolis Zoo on Friday so they could see the new Cheetah exhibit before the public gets to see them. They had a great time and we all decided to play in the water at the little water park for kids. We were walking around the zoo completely soaked from water but it felt good to be cooled off in the hot sun.

We did have plans on fishing this weekend with the kids and get together with some friends for a cookout but that plan didn't go well so we just took the kids out for dinner and some ice cream. The kids were a little upset that we didn't go fishing but they enjoyed going out to get some ice cream. My husband wants to take a trip to Chicago this summer so we can take the kids to the Izanami. I think we all would enjoy that, I've never been to Chicago so it would be great to get away for a weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Weekend :)

My weekend turned out to be great even though Saturday was my father's one year memorial since he has been gone. Here lately the past few months has been great here at home and with other family members. My father in law, which is my husband's real dad just recently started to come over and visit and hang out with the whole family. He has finally straighten his self up to where he doesn't do any drugs like he used too. He had a stroke years ago right around the time when I first met my husband back in 1996. He has made every happy now that he comes around to spend time with all of us and we been having cookouts at each other's house every other weekend just to enjoy the moments.

I was talking to my husband last night and asked him what he thought about it all. He said he was very happy to see his real dad come back around to spend time with him and our kids. We plan on doing more things this summer with our family. Last few summers we didn't really get to do much due to financial situations. My future is changing now that my husband has a good job. I think my children will have a great summer this year, we plan on doing a lot of fishing, camping and going to the zoo. We do plan on taking them to Chicago to see the Oceanarium. I've never been there so it is going to be great.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

About my Father

Sorry this blog is a little personal, here it is getting close to marking one year since my father passed away. He passed away on May 22nd 2009 and it still hurts me. My father and I never really seen eye to eye because he wasn't always there for me growing up. My mother raised me and my sister alone. Every now and then my father would come around and pick us up for a weekend or two then there were years in between he promised to come get us and never showed up. He broke our hearts growing up too many times. Once I hit teenage hood and met my husband when I was 16 and moved out of my mother's house, my father tried stepping in and telling me what to do, when to do it, and so on. He really tried to tell me how to raise my children and that made me mad at him. There was several times I was upset with him but I still went to see him and let my children visit him and stay the night on weekends. Now I kind of regret for being mad at him and I wasn't able to tell him I was sorry and I love him.

The day he passed away I was on the other side of town driving on the interstate to pick my husband up from work while my children were visiting their other grandparents when I received the phone call that my father was rushed to the hospital. My cousin came home from school and found him unresponsive while my step mother was sleeping. I didn't make it to the hospital in time to say my goodbyes to him. I regret that a lot. I miss him a lot and think about him everyday, when all this happened it put a great effect on my social life and school life. I had trouble focusing on things and getting my school work done. It took time for my kids and family to accept the fact that he was gone and he is in good hands now. My dad had many medical problems so they said he died of natural causes. He was a Vietnam veteran and my baby step sister who is 21 now was pregnant with her first daughter and just found out 2 months before my father passed away. She took it the hardest because she was always in arguments with my father and was pretty much wasting her life away doing things she shouldn't have done at all instead of continuing college. So my niece didn't get to see her grandfather but she will know about him.

Sorry I had to post this, its been on my mind all day and I couldn't even go back to sleep because of it. The closer the date gets, the worse it gets for my mind to start wondering. I plan on visiting my father's grave on May 22nd and then I'm going to relax and have a girl's night out with some friends I just got back in touch with from junior high.

Just a random post

This is my first time blogging and so far the setup was easy just took me a little bit to think about the title for it. I love being a stay at home mom but there are times that I wished I had a job instead of being at home 24/7 being bored. It's great to be able to get up at 6am during the week and get the kids off school and then send hubby off to work and go back to bed. I normally go back to bed if I don't have any errands to do for the day then I get up and look at my school work to see what I have to get done. After I get school out of the way for the day, I take care of the animals off and on during the day and housework. When I get bored I will play farmville on face book or family feud, but here lately face book has been boring and farmville is driving me nuts. Farmville has too much lag where I can't even take care of my animals. LOL.

Other than playing on face book, I play world of warcraft online with lots of people everywhere. I love that game and I blame my husband for getting me addicted to it back in 2007. Even though I rather play that game instead of doing school work, I have prioritized my school work to be done first before anything else even though I slack on getting my projects done at the last minute. When it comes to writing papers for the final project I have issues with the APA formatting and lack of motivation. I usually write my final project in one day and do a good job but I'm going to start working on getting my projects done early so I can receive feedback from the writing center.

I think I have written enough to start off with my first blog, I'll write more later when I have free time, its time to get kids to the bus stop. I will accept any feed backs from anyone on my blogs, feel free to leave comments. :)