Monday, August 27, 2012

My 33rd B-Day!

It was a great day. I got up early and spent the morning doing things for others. It felt really good. Joel was nice enough to drive me around to do all of my "random acts of kindness". It's a good feeling to do things for others on a day that's all about "you".

After running around all morning, I spent the day relaxing...just chilling at the house. Then around 4, Thomas and I went to Mom's for an awesome B-Day dinner with the family:-) It was a wonderful day all the way around.

I got a Ninja! I have wanted one of these for so long. I can't wait to start using it!!!! I am going to make all kinds of yummy sutff!!!

I also got some wonderful stuff from Joel:-) He bought me some much needed clothes:-) and an awesome new purse...I can't wait for it to come in the mail!

Thomas is a Sophomore in High School

Wow...time sure does fly. I can't believe Thomas is already a sophomore in High School. Seems like yesterday I was dropping him off at his first day of Kindergarten:-)

It's going to be a great year for Thomas. He has lots of great classes.

He is in:
AP World History
Pre-AP English
Teen Leadership

He is going to be busy with Newspaper...and the AP classes will keep him busy. He was also asked to be the president of the CSA club (Gay Straight Alliance) I know he will be a great leader for the club!!! I really look forward to see what this year brings for Tman:-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Power Thought of the Day - 8/23/12

I release all fears and doubts
I accept myself and create peace in my mind and heart. I now choose to free myself from all destructive fears and doubts. I am loved and I am safe.
Love this one!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Got the A OK from my back doctor!!!

It's been 3 years since I had my back surgery. I went to see the doc a few days ago...and he said my back has healed beautifully! I have put on about 30 pounds since my surgery...and really want to get back into yoga and get back into shape...but am so worried I am going to mess something up with my back.

He gave me the A OK!! He said I could get back into Yoga full force...and I am pumped! I am finished with my crazy summer school schedule as of I am going to jump back into a Yoga work out schedule next week! Whooo Hoooo! Just in time to get my ass in shape before going to The Grand Cayman Islands.....oh yeah!!!

Life is good:-)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Things are starting to fall into place.....

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. There are many directions that our life can take....the consequences of those decisions will determine where we end up:-)

Over the years I have made many bad decisions....and good decisions. It's taken me some time to get better at making more good than bad. Why is it easier to make bad decisions...? Err.

The past few years of my life have been...let's say...CRAZY! The last year of my life has been the most up/down...all over the place..stressful...crazy year EVER! Things are finally starting to calm down...and I am starting to see things fall into place. Making better decisions...and less selfish decisions have played a big part in things calming down.

Joel and I are not living together...long story....but it works for us...for now:-) We both need to focus on our kids...and ourselves for a while. Things were getting crazy together...and we didn't want it to ruin our marriage so we decided to live separately and see what the future holds for us. I know most people think that's crazy...but like I works for us at this time.

Over the past year, we have broken up...gotten back together...moved back in together....split up again...moved again...etc... It's been a roller coaster. When we finally decided to live apart I moved back into a 2 bedroom apartment with Thomas and Joel got his own place in Arlington. I have been living in this apartment for a few months. It's a nice place...but the people that live here aren't the type of people I want to live around. There were gun shots right outside my window a few weeks ago....the people upstairs from me have no respect that they are living in an apartment...and are loud as all get out!!!! I have to walk Bella up and down stairs every time she wants to potty....and I feel like I have no privacy. I know I with it. Well, I am...and would make it work here as long as I have to so Thomas doesn't have to switch schools. But, I have been keeping my eye on rental homes in the school district. There aren't many at ALL in my price range that I would live in.

I ran across this home about a week ago. It looked ok from the pics...but I knew it would rent out very quickly because the rent was so low. I figured...what the heck, I will call and see if it's still available. It was. I was so excited to go see it. When I met Brad at the home...the first thing I noticed...was how cute it was:-) It's very small...and just cute. Brad was very  nice and very honest with me about the owners of the home. He said that the reason the house hadn't already rented is because they are being very picky about the tenants credit score...and they really don't want dogs since they just put in all new carpet throughout the home. I was glad he was honest with me...and was just as honest with him about my credit...and Bella. We walked through the house and I fell in love. It's a cute house that would be perfect for me and Thomas for the next few least until he graduates from High School. It's a 3 bedroom so I will be able to have an actual office and not have my desk in my bedroom! YAY! I will also be able to use the office as a nice place to study for school! There is a garage...and a great back yard with a deck that Bella is going to LOVE!!!!! I can't wait to relax on the back deck in the fall....and enjoy a good book...or study!! It's exactly the type of place I want at this time....until I can buy again. I have worked on getting my credit better and keeping it better...and the work paid off. They owners of the home accepted my application...and I got the home!!!!!!!!!!! I was so pumped when I got the text today!!! I hate to move AGAIN....but will be worth it. I am NOT an apartment girl...and I look forward to settling into a new place we can call home!....and I don't have to share it with 5 other families:-) It's all mine!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to School for me!!!

It's been many years since I attempted college. I was 18 and Thomas was 1 year old. I had a great opportunity in front of me...and I wasted it! I lived with my Mom and Sir (step-dad) in Texas. Mom helped me out with Thomas so that I could attend school, get an education and be able to take care of Thomas on my own one day. I really liked school at first, and did well in my classes. Most of them were developmental classes...but hey, you have to start somewhere right?? After a few semesters of school, I decided that working was better for me. I wanted to get out on my own and I just knew I could do it without going to school. Well, I can do it on my own without school, but have many struggles and am not able to do it the way I would like. I am 15 years later...after MANY ups and downs....highs and lows. I am ready to take the plunge again:) You are NEVER too old to go back to school and get an education.

I am about to start my 3rd semester of school and I am enjoying more now than I ever did before. I have different goals and a totally different outlook on life. It's still hard work, but I can see the outcome more clearly now than I did when I was 18.

I have wanted to work in the medical field since I can remember:-) Sir took me to his work when I was about 10 years old and showed me a dead head. I thought it was the coolest thing ever and knew then that I would end up in this field of work.

There are SOOOO many areas of the medical field that it was hard for me to choose which direction I wanted to go. I decided to go with nursing because it seems to have the most flexibility. You can work as a nurse in so many different areas...on the a school....administrative...etc. Another area of interest for me is counseling..therapy...juvenile counseling..etc... In nursing I will be able to have the best of both worlds and will really enjoy what I do.

I am sure there will be more bumps along the road ahead of me...but I am ready for the challenge this time! I have a lot of life left to live and I am going to enjoy it! I want to travel all over the world with Thomas. I want to live out in the country...with a garden...and a wrap around porch. I want to take cooking classes and have get togethers all the time with friends and family. And guess what??? I am going to have all of it!!! The simple life....doesn't get much better!

Power Thought of the Day

My life is a mirror
The people in my life are really mirrors of me. This affords me the opportunity to grow and change.