Sunday, October 14, 2012

This direction...That direction....No direction

As I read the blog of the Lovely Andi-Roo, it made me think….I have no direction for myself as far as this blog is concerned. And then I thought...is that a big deal? Do I need a direction? My answer was NO! No I don’t! The direction is my life! Hence the name….other than the fact I couldn’t think of a name for the blog….maybe that’s too broad, but I don’t really care…but it did get me thinking….and again, ultimately I don’t really care if my blog is random and isn’t specific to say cooking, or arts and crafts or politics or whatever. It’s me and I'm happy with that. I’m not writing this for anyone else really but me anyway so why do I care if I’m focusing on one thing or another!

But don’t get me wrong, it’s great advice for someone who is a writer, which I am not!! I was reading her blog and she mentioned something she read from another persons blog about writing etc...I believe this person was a writer.

I love blogs that do that kind of thing, that are specifically for craft or cooking, but that's just not me. I’m just not a writer in any which way, no sir! AND I'm just not that focused on one thing or another.....I just blab, this is my blab page. I’ll put the happenings of my life and post pictures and recipes and who knows what else! That’s what you’re going to get. If you don't like it....oh well, you don't have to read it!!

One thing I would like to do is figure out a better design for this blog. Which at first I was thinking trying out other blog hosting sites, is that what they are???..i.e. ...I tried out wordpress and didn't like it! First off I wasn't about to pay for it! lol AND they didn't have what i was looking for, so here I am!…ideally I’d like to have my own website that I could set my blog up on. I’ve seen others do that and I really like it...For now, this will do!

We’ll see where this takes me….Where life takes me....Always a work in progress!

Friday, October 5, 2012

TGIF

Friday…you’ve come at last! What a long week and for no particular reason. It just seemed to drag on and on, and on. BUT it’s finally Friday! Woohoo! I wish I could say my weekend was filled with absolutely nothing, meaning lounging around and playing video games all day with Bill! Sadly for me, that will not be the case. NOT that it will be filled with bad things or crazy things. AND I should add it’s all by choice…I chose to do the things I’m going to do, so I really shouldn’t complain, but I like to anyway. HA! Well I’m not really complaining either….right?!

At least tonight will be relaxed and I’ll be doing something I really enjoy, which of course is spending time with Bill. His birthday was yesterday, which he also happens to share with his oldest daughter, who turned 6, (yes, he has 2 kids 6 & 4) so he spent their birthday with her and so we weren’t able to do anything together, so that’s why we are going out tonight the two of us! Nothing beats good food and I’m sure a beer or two to make for a relaxing night!

THEN Saturday I’ll be playing softball most of the day. Tournament. Not complaining, I’m just not looking forward to the sore feet on Sunday. BECAUSE I went to the doctor on Monday and found I have Plantar Fasciitis….which nothing can really be done about, so hopefully my new shoe inserts will help for tomorrow!!...but anyway, the tournament is good because it’s for a cause, charity tournament. It’s fundraising, and I hate to say it, but I can’t recall what we are fundraising for. I know it’s for a specific kid that my friend knows, who is hosting the tournament. I know… it’s terrible that I can’t say what the cause is for!! BUT that’s why I’m playing!

AND Sunday is coaching…I guess I haven’t mentioned that I’ve been coaching….Girls Softball 12u (12 & under)….this is not something I ever saw myself doing. But here I am. I’m really there just helping, as my school schedule doesn’t allow me to be there on their main practice days, so I say I’m just helping. PLUS, it’s not like I have a daughter on the team…it’s a friend of ours, the same one throwing the tournament, her daughter plays on the team and she asked my sister and I to help, so that’s what we are doing. They play every Sunday, through the end of October. So that’s where I’ll be on Sunday.

Geez! All that to describe a few days. Hope I wasn’t rambling too much…but ….“that’s my prerogative”

And now you all have that song in your head like me! enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

That Bitch

This past Friday I went to visit my grandmother. It’s been a couple of weeks since her surgery. I’ve heard a lot of positive things from everyone on how she’s doing, but I wanted to go and visit her myself and let her know that I’m worried about her and love her.

Bill was so great, he drove all the way down there with me. This is San Diego mind you, and from where we live, it’s usually about a three hour drive. I was really glad that he did that and that he sat there with my grandmother and me at the hospital. We were only there for about two and a half hours, but I know that meant a lot to my grandmother. AND thankfully, no one else was there, so it was just the three of us, not including her roommate on the other side of the curtain. AND ok, yes, the cousin showed up, but thankfully only for about 5 minutes. Full of fake pleasantries, and “oh, I’m so happy to see you!” , but again, thankfully only for 5 minutes.

I was elated to see how much better she looked from the last time I saw her. Of course that was right after a major surgery that took twice as long as it should have. Thankfully she made it through and that’s all that mattered. She almost looked back to normal. Almost. I’m so amazed at what a strong woman she is, to be bouncing back so quickly. She is still a little weak but, oh I can’t even tell you how much better she’s doing. Of course we aren’t anywhere near the end for her, she’s got a long road of recovery ahead. But she’s moving along and I’m so happy!

I’m going to make sure I go back down and visit in about a month. I’d like to give her time to get out of the hospital and get settled at home and get her routine going with all the things she’ll need. I told her she has to slow down. She’s a very active woman in her church. Always going to conferences and trying to help other people. Now she just needs to focus on herself and healing herself. My strong lovely little grandmother, I love you dearly!

Grandma Rose & Ariana last Christmas