Thursday, September 10, 2015

Somethings Come Over Me

And I'm just not sure what it is. I always thought that I was a good person. At least in my heart of hearts I have tried. I try to do good by others. I help when I can. I try to smile and say hello when I pass another person. I pay it forward as often as I possibly can. I always try to have everyone's best interest at heart. I think there lies the problem possibly.

In doing all of that, I forget about myself. I am always so worried about what someone is going to think. What someone will do. I had a bit of a facebook "tiff" the other day with someone that I thought was a friend. She totally flipped out on me and then told me why did I act surprised. Well, because I was? And how she feels sorry for my Husband. Too bad she doesn't know the half of things in my life. Too bad people only know the part of me that I let them know be it good or bad.

Some days I feel like I am going into a sort of a depression. I have no friends. Most of my family doesn't want to talk to me. My Husband usually seems to only want to tolerate me on occasion. Maybe this is all in my little pea brain. I don't know. But this is just the way I am feeling and I thought I would put it out there on my blog instead of my fb so that I hopefully won't be judged so harshly...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ohio Fun

Besides it being what feels like a million degrees (yes, over exaggeration), this has been a pretty fun week. Yesterday I went on a field trip with my Daughter's 4th grade class. We went to the Fair at New Boston. It was a really fun time, but as the first sentence says, it was H O T! No breeze to help. Very sunny. Most kids only had 1 drink and some of it was a milk from the cafeteria. Milk? On a field trip? I guess I shouldn't complain since it was something, but still. Luckily there was a free water tent, so we could all hydrate a little.

Today Hubby was supposed to work, but found out at 6:30 he had the day off instead. So we decided to take the Girls apple picking. None of us had ever been before, so we had no idea what to expect. The place we found is pretty great! They even had homemade pies that are delicious. We got SO many apples that I need to find some recipes so the Girls and I can start baking.

On our way home, we stumbled upon a car show. Wow, what a nice time (except for that darned heat)! I think the Girls even enjoyed it too. Since we were pretty much overheated though from all of the time we spent outdoors, we decided to not stay long and head home. But not before stopping by my favorite produce stand. Got some peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, corn on the cob and cucumbers. We will eat like Kings for days.

And how is your Holiday weekend going?

Saturday, July 25, 2015


It seems like we have gotten to experience things since we moved here that we didn't get to do in Florida. And if we had stayed where we were, we probably never would have gotten to either. Today the Girls went with Daddy. They got to meet some alpacas! Now I wish that I would have gone with them and taken my camera. Next time you can bet that I will! Luckily Daddy took some pictures with his cell phone though:
"Hey Girl, your hair smells good!"

Are we having a party?

"Yes, she does smell nice.."
We got a new to us lawnmower the other day. It wasn't running, so Hubby fixed it. I was so excited, I mowed that backyard. When I was done, I took one of our dogs out in the backyard. I noticed a bird in the pool. Thank goodness furbaby didn't notice! I brought pup back inside and headed back out to see what I could do. I scooped the bird up and started rubbing it to dry it off. Then I found a basket and got some warm grass clippings to put in the basket. I sat the bird in it to warm up (I swear it was shaking). Brionna and I were sitting outside trying to figure out what we were going to do with this thing when all of the sudden and up and flew away! I am so thankful and pray that little creature makes it:
It never acted scared of me. Sure hope that little thing knew I was only trying to help!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Whirlwind (I guess you could call it that)

So, out of the blue last week, I receive a message on facebook from a female. Seems she got snarled in a mess with one of my exes. Not just any ex either, but the most lying, cheating, loser, lazy, pathetic, and any other negative word you'd care to add to the list. At first I honestly didn't know how to act. I mean, how would YOU act/react? See, he's married, but certainly doesn't act like it (and he wasn't married back 20 some years when we were together and had a child together). I know he tells women (yes, multiple) that either he's single, getting a divorce or just forgets the part about til death do us part. So, to blame all of the women would be crazy. I mean I really believe that SO many of them have no idea about the wife. And her and I are pretty good friends as hard to believe as that may be. Him, I can't stand. Her, she's one of the sweetest people you want to meet and certainly doesn't deserve to be treated the way he treats her!!

So, back to my story (although it isn't a story because it's true):
Seems he struck once again. Wrecking havoc in a nice person's life. His m o seems to be that he goes after vulnerable women. How he can sniff them out is beyond me. I guess since he's done it for so many years, it's like second nature to him or something. Do I blame the females? Not necessarily. He KNOWS that he's married! That should be the end of his "hunting". But if they go into the situation knowing that he's married and thinking that they are somehow special and he's going to leave his wife for them, it's their fault as well.

I believe that the one that contacted me was fed a ton of lies. He is very good at what he does after all. But I do know that he has multiple ones on the line still that know he's married and still continue their "relationship" or whatever you want to call it. So if/when they get hurt, get a disease or whatever may come, it will lay totally on *their* shoulders! Ladies, LISTEN! If someone tells you something about a person you're interested in, it's probably not because they want him for themselves! Become an investigator. Use the intuition that God gave you.

In closing I want to say thank God he deserted our Son many, many years ago. With a role model like that, who the Hell needs one?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weather and Birds

Man, we've been getting some rain lately! Sad to drive through the country and see crops ruined. I can only imagine what those poor farmers must be feeling and going through! Yesterday it was so bad that parts of the asphalt washed away. Talk about crazy.

But the temperature has been nice, so I am not complaining. Seeing the heat that family and friends are dealing with in Florida makes me more happy about our move. I mean, we really love everything about Ohio thus far! Granted we haven't hit that snowy period yet, but I am not a heat person, so I think we'll do fine! And there are people that do well in the snow. I know we certainly can't be weird-os!

And my hummingbirds. Ah I love them so! Seems that we're getting more and more coming to our feeder. I have yet to get a picture that I am "thrilled" with, but I hope that day will come soon. I am going to be sad when these little creatures leave us for the Winter. They've got quite the personality.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


They've become my latest obsession. Yes, I am very obsessed at the moment! I love to just sit and watch them. I love trying to get a decent photograph of them. But, they're quick little boogers. Yes they are. A couple of times now, I have seen 2 at the feeder at the same time. I don't think they play well with others though because they seem very possessive over that feeder. They will fight and chase each other. It is entertaining to watch though. And they really seem to enjoy the homemade "nectar" when it's fresh. Which is why I try making it every couple of days. Plus, I read that if it gets too old and moldy (yes, the inside of the feeder has gotten nasty before, so I make sure to clean it real good with some hot water at each nectar change. NO cleaners of any kind) it can make them sick and even kill them. Also, I never use red coloring. Not only is it unnecessary since they're color blind, that can also make them sick. Here are a couple of pictures that I have gotten so far:
Not the greatest picture, but I found it rather cute. It kept peeking around the feeder at me
Coming in for a drink
All of these were taken through the door, so not the best quality. Trying to get some better pics while being outside

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Our Saturday Adventures

First I want to start off by saying that we're not the most religious family out there. Should we do a better job, certainly. But, we do try. I guess you could say that we're a work in progress. With that, I will try to tell about the adventure we had the best that I can:

The Girls and I decided to go to the farm with Hubby for a bit yesterday. It was rainy, cold and not even a good day for ducks. First though, we needed to run an errand. As we headed down the road, we noticed a Gentleman walking in this weather. I pointed him out to Hubby, but we were headed in the wrong direction. Did our errand and then headed to the farm. Before we could get to far though, we saw the same Guy, still walking in the rain. No umbrella. No waterproof gear. Just him and a backpack he was carrying. We decided to ask him would he like a ride. We figured if nothing else, it would get him out of the rain for a few minutes and get him a little further up the road (and quite honestly, we thought he might only be going to WalMart or something close by).

We stopped and I rolled down my window and asked. He seemed so appreciative and accepted. Honestly I wouldn't say "gladly". He did pause for a moment. I am sure he probably has seen his share of loonies too. He got in the truck and we started on our way. Hubby asked where he was headed. He told us something like New York or a different state then what we're in! He started telling us his story.

He's Dutch Amish. And a mail carrier. They don't accept anything from the Government. They are their own nation. He's been doing this (delivering mail) for 41 years! All by foot!! How crazy is that. And he's 72 years old. I swear, you would never know how old he is by looking! He looked younger than Hubby and I both. His route takes him 16 MONTHS to walk.There are 7 of them (Dutch Amish mail carriers) left that do this. As we talked more, he told us that he was soaked to the bone. Well, we could only imagine. And hadn't eaten for a couple of days. They're not allowed to ask for help, but can accept if it's offered. So although we only had about $80.00 to our name, we took him to the next big town and got him a Motel 6 room for the night.

And since he hadn't eaten in days, we went to Bob Evans and got him a quart of beef vegetable soup, some hot rolls and crackers. We also stopped at the Family Dollar store and bought him a poncho so he would have it if the rain continues while he's on his journey. Hubby also gave him $10.00 so that he could wash the few clothes that he had and have a couple of dollars. Now, we are totally broke, but you know what? That's okay. Our saying that is completely true is: God always provides for us! And he does. Everyday we are blessed whether we realize it or not. Heck, waking up every morning is a blessing in itself.

And the Bible tells us that we need to help one another. What if our new Friend was Jesus himself? Or if this Guy is simply pulling one over on us (which we both highly doubt)? You know what? Either way we know in our hearts that we did the right thing. We helped another human being in their time of need. And this morning we're going to go pick him back up to take him a little more up the road. And we will say a prayer with him as we send him along. Amen.