April 17, 2012

Friend vs. Parent or both...

I have a little dilemma and I need some advice.  So who else to turn to than the blogger world? I have recently been told to stop being my daughters friend and be her parent.  Here is my issue with this, why can't I continue to be her friend/confidant and her parent?  You see my punk #1 is a good kid, she is in all AP classes and still makes high grades and in the 9 years she has been in school (k-8) she has only been in any kind of trouble 1.  That was resolved, yes she was grounded and had the iPod and such taken away from her.  We have been through counseling together and we are virtually a lot alike.  So naturally we are friends.  Not to say that I don't tell her no or scold her when she is wrong, but I also like to think that I turn those moments into life lessons, that is how I parent.  Now like I mentioned over all she is a good kid so we have a friendship bond and I don't think that I need to stop being her friend to be her mother, I don't feel the need to punish her just for the sake of punishment.  I know that is probably not what was implied when I was told that cliche but that was what I got from it. What do you think? Please way in as this is a matter heavy on my heart at the moment.

February 07, 2012

Recovery is a (not so nice name)

Sunday I ran the halfer and today is Thursday and I am still recovering. My hips and knees feel so old.

February 05, 2012

In memory

Today was the day that I have been waiting on for nearly six months. Today was the day that I had been planning to run the Galveston Mardi Gras 1/2 Marathon in honor of Diane Hart. God had other plans. Last week Diane lost her three year battle with cancer. So today I ran in memory of a beautiful woman.

January 30, 2012

Outta control

Recently a friend of mine has deleted their Facebook and Twitter account out of fear of losing their job. A friend of theirs was basically fired due to a post on FB related to an incident that happened at their workplace. This is getting ridiculous. What has happened to the freedom of speech in this country? Are we not allowed our own opinions anymore? This really bothers me. I am all about that face to face relationship over any type of technological one, but there is also an upside of venting and or receiving input about situations on network sights. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if keeping an open mind someone may point out a different take on the idea or situation. Point is everyone has their own opinion. As the saying goes "opinions are like @ssholes" everyone knows one." I know that isn't how it goes but right now I like it better. And feel free to comment with your opinion after all it's a free world for now.

January 24, 2012

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

First of all I have reached my goal for the American Cancer Society and have gone beyond! I am so thankful to all of you that helped me to raise money for such a great cause. I have a little less than two weeks and I will participate in my first ever half marathon. I am in no way prepared but I will have fun and will finish. Last I will be proud of myself; I have done something to help so many people.

Yesterday I started my last semester at Lonestar College. That is a great feeling, this fall I will be a full time student at The University of Houston. Wow I never pictured myself going to a four year university. The time is going so fast and I really do appreciate the education now, much more than I would have at 18.

Recently I have decided to delete my FB page, at first I had major withdraw, seriously with nail biting and shakes. Unfortunately Dimples grandfather passed away two days later (completely unrelated to my deleted FB), and this gave me such whirlwind of a schedule that I no longer had time to complain that I was bored and there was nothing to do, such as read my "friends" updates.  I now had to pack 4 people (punk#1 is with her Dad) for a last minute flight to Memphis for 4 days.  Which means a ton of clothes, toys, activities for the airplane, etc.  Not to mention punk #2 turned 6 the same day that we left Houston. This was the first time for both the littles to ride on an airplane, so a VERY big deal.  I have to say the attendants for Southwest were very accommodating, they even announced the birthday girl's name and age, Dimples got to hold her up so everyone could see.  This totally made her day.

The hubs is home, fill you in more later.

December 18, 2011

Consider this our Merry Christmas Letter.

WOW! It has been a very long time since I have blogged anything.  Let me give you a quick update.

Still in school
Kids still crazy

yeah that covers it.

Lilly started kindergarten this year and is loving it.  She is really growing so much. Mrs. L tells me that she is really quiet and shy and I just have to look at her as if she is speaking of aliens.  My Lilly is not quiet! From the minute she walks in the door she does not stop talking or singing until it is time for bed, even then it is screaming that Caitlin won't leave her alone.

Caitlin the exact opposite from all my other posts about her.  Not sure if I told you, but she was diagnosed with ADHD, now do you see why I have been gone for so long, we have decided not to medicate.  She is in a half day pre-k program at Lilly's big girl school and is thriving.  Now that she is going 5 days a week and our schedule seems pretty regular she really is doing so much better. Not even one phone call from the teacher, SCORE!

Natalie started 8th grade this year and is in all advanced classes.  She makes me so proud every day.  She has really grown into a young lady that isn't afraid to stand up for herself and make known what she is expecting.  We are working a lot this year about respect and what it means and how it is shown.  Again, I am really proud to be her mom.

Dimples and I are about to celebrate our 8th year of marriage in January.  Oh how I love that man.  Ok enough of the mushy gushy stuff.

This upcoming February my sister K, Natalie and I will all be running the Galveston Mardi Gras 1/2 Marathon! I am so excited and a little scared.  I really don't want bloody toes. EWWW GROSS! Please visit my page with DetermiNation to read about my goals and to help support Natalie and me.  K is on her own, I will win! Just kidding we are all going to cross that line together. Holding hands. Because we love each other.

I will really try not to be gone for so long this time.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


February 16, 2011

Relay for Life

My Reason to Relay
I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer.

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love. 

Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. The American Cancer Society is also rallying communities (like ours!) through events like Relay For Life, to fight back and find cures for this disease.

Please join my team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!


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