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Thursday, August 19, 2010

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I know, I know.....I haven't written anything in several days. I'm still trying to sort thru all my old blog entries so that I can add them here. I didn't realize just how many journals I had completely filled to the hilt, when I was using AOL Journals back in the day. I have enjoyed reading back thru some of the entries. Especially the entries i had written during my divorce and the two years after said divorce. I read back thru them and wonder how the hell I stayed strong and sane. Its good reading. Reminds me where I have been, where I am going, and where i don't ever want to go again.

It's almost time for school to start back up. I did some minor school shopping the other day and balked when I saw that for 6 pairs of shoes, 4 back packs, 4 packs of came to 120.00. That's like....a lot. Dude, I can think of so much I could spend that on and get more lol.

It is definitely a good thing that I love animals. It is definitely a good thing that Chy is a Vet tech. On Tuesday, two stray dogs showed up on our property. Out of the blue. Poor things looked awful. It looks like they had been roaming for some time. Ribs showing, fur missing, pads of their paws worn. But they are such sweet girls! Did a search for the owners and apparently they were abandoned when the owners moved. So....we took them in (I know....that makes 7 dogs that we have now). Dakota promptly took the older dog and named her Soteria, and named the young pup (which we have since discovered is Soteria's puppy) and named her Aimee. They are so well behaved, and housebreaking proved to be a simple task with them. They have settled in nicely thus far.

Aside from things being overly hot and humid here, not much for me to update on right now. I'm sure i will find something update worthy.

Warmest thoughts,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cropsey documentary & Disappeared: Lee Cutler documentary

I normally steer clear of controversial subject, for the simple fact that tempers tend to flare and the discussion almost always gets heated. Generally a discussion on religion goes array and the parties involved get very heated because they are passionate about their own beliefs. It's fine to be passionate about your own belief system. Seriously. is. The type of discussion I am referring to is the one that winds up being nothing but a big "bash fest" and tempers get out of control. Not cool. Seriously.

I have been watching the much anticipated "Cropsey: The Urban Legend" documentary. I was looking forward to it for the simple fact that, the previews made it look pretty interesting. So far, I am disappointed. It is not at all what the previews led people to think it was to be. Its interesting to a point, but is filled with a lot of very boring, very circumstantial evidence. At one point they bring religion into the picture and refer to Satanic Cults. Ok, what struck me as odd is the fact that a retired detective compared Satanism to Catholicism. Umm hello, two very different worlds. Two very different sets of beliefs. I will state right here, right now, I disagree with religious comparisons like that. BUT, who am I to judge another for his or her belief system? I am not going to judge another because of their belief system. I will say this though, If you believe in God, then you must believe in Satan. No I don't mean worship either one. I mean believe. Lucifer (Satan) was an archangel, that was cast from Heaven. With that said, how can one believe there is a God and not a Devil? I find it interesting when I hear people state they do not believe in Satan, yet they believe in the God that cast him from heaven. I have my own opinions on the documentary, but you need to form your own. Watch it and form your own opinions on it.

Prior to watching Cropsey, I was watching a documentary called Disappeared. The episode I was most interested in was the one about Lee Cutler. This young man disappeared in October of 2007 (October 20, 2007 if I recall). His mother has held onto hope beyond all hope for the last 3 years. I admire her strength to stay hopeful. Lee disappeared and has not been heard from since. From what I have been able to read, there have been a few sitings of him and last one said that he had mentioned going to California. For all my Cali friends, go to:

Facebook | Let's Find Lee

...look at the pictures of this young man, and see if maybe you have seen him on the streets, in a store etc. I encourage others to look as well. His mother deserves to have closure and to find out one way or another as to wether her son is alive or dead. My heart really goes out to this family. They have been searching for three long years for their loved one. They have remained hopeful and smiled, when they wanted to cry and curl up in a corner. NO parent should have to go thru something like this. My heart aches for them. I'd lose my mind if it were me in that situation.

Warmest Thoughts,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Trippin' Tuesday

Trippin' Tuesday is here again!

It's been awhile since I did a Trippin' Tuesday, so I thought I'd do one today. On today's trippin' agenda, is....laundry. Lots of it. I wrote yesterday that I had managed to catch up on the laundry. Keyword being HAD. Yes, you guessed it...the kids decided that it was totally cool, totally trippin' to take every single blanket we have (don't make me count them, please...way too many to count LOL)out into the yard yesterday. It is still unclear as to what they were trying to make, or as they say "build". Judging from the blankets, the lattice (yep, they used some of my lattice in their little project), I'd say they were trying to build a fort. Ahhh, the life of a mama is never boring, and never done. =)

Further on the agenda is grocery shopping. Its time to do our monthly stocking of the cabinets and pantry. I'm not particularly looking forward to it. Daniel likes to screw with my OCD every...single...time...we go grocery shopping. I think he lives to screw my system up -snicker snort- . He will intentionally mess up the items on the conveyor belt, knowing full well it sends my OCD into overdrive, hyper annoyance mode. And...he laughs the entire time. o.O Can I toss him on the conveyor belt in hopes that it will suck him under? Well, not really. I love him too much to do that. But it sounded good right? -snicker snort-

I also need to finish redesigning the business website, in addition to creating a sample design for a friend (for her site). Shouldn't be too hard right? Yeah, uh huh...riiiiiiight. I am such a damn perfectionist when it comes to my design, art and photography. I drive myself insane with it. I own worst critic. And I know this. I beat myself up harder and more so, than anyone else does. I still have 1TB worth of hard drive, to go thru photo wise. It's a daunting task and I am not liking it. But alas, it has to be done so that I can get the images into the archives on the site.

I seriously need to do school shopping for the kids. We got the lists for what all they will need. The school doesn't ask for much do they? -insert sarcasm-
Can I get a magic helper faery here? Please? -sigh- Okay, guess not, LOL.

I need to go pay the water bill too. Amazingly, every 3 months (when the water bill is due), we pay about 60.00 for water. Not bad for 10 people eh? I'm tickled to pieces about that. Can't ask for a cheaper bill there!

I'm currently looking at some Macro lenses for my cameras. Found one or two I'd like to get. I need to get another zoom lense as well. I am undecided on what focal length I will get this time. Meh, decisions, decisions.

Well, I will find something else to add to this later, I'm sure. I always do.


P.S. Yes I am aware that i wrote this at 3am...what can i say...I was bored, had nothing else to do, knee is giving me issues again. Give a girl a break lol

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just another Monday

Just another ordinary Monday here. I have never really liked Monday's to be honest. But then I am not really a morning person, and Monday means waking up in the morning to start the week. Sometimes they start off good (like today), other times they start of bad (like 6 months ago). I have to say that I am much happier now. Life has calmed down and is filled with barely any "drama". I have moved 5 states away from my family and it was the best thing I ever did. I love my family, but sometimes...It's good to have some space between you and family. The kids are thriving and do so well out here. We have a small farm so to speak. Let's see here, we have 5 dogs, 6 cats, numerous small critters, chickens.....We are getting ready to build a coop for the chickens (Rhode Island Reds). We are getting 2 nanny goats, 2 billy goats, possibly a cow. We make frequent trips to the beach where the kids always have a blast.

So, today has been a really good day. Its still rather hot here but not as hot as it has been for the last two months. Today its only about 88 degrees at 1pm, instead of 106 and higher. We had some good rains over the weekend. Chy and I got the chance to play in the rain with the Risk, Aly and Saph (3 of our dogs). It was...FUN! Sometime today we need to get the riding mower and mow the lawns. That is a task in itself lol. The house is clean, laundry is being washed. I got caught up on the laundry last week, which felt good. I have 4 lines out in the back, so I can hang clothes out and not use the dryer...which makes the house hot during hot days =)
I went thru an entire big bottle of clorox doing laundry, washing walls, washing floors, scrubbing bathrooms. So, its off tot he store on Tuesday to get some more bleach, a few more things of dish soap and laundry soap.

I think maybe this week we will go back to Vilano beach or maybe Ponte Verda Beach. I know i want to head out to Pen to see my friend Kierstin, who I haven't seen in a long time. Kiers and i go back to when we were both pregnant. I can't believe its been as long as it has. I reconnected with my childhood best friend B and Sam. The things we talked about while catching up on each others lives. So so much has happened over the years. Hard to believe we have been friends for 22 years!

My twin is now homeschooling her girls and let me tell you I am so proud of her. She is doing amazing! She is loving every moment and my nieces are doing wonderful as a result. She is one talented multi tasking girl lol.

I will be starting back to school soon. Originally I had signed up with UoM for CSI Photography and Analysis. Originally. Over the weekend I changed my mind and decided to go with a major in Archaeology and Marine Biology with a possible understudy emphasis on CSI Photography. I think I will enjoy marine Biology and archaeology more than CSI Photography. Irregardless, I start back to college soon and i am taking on a full load. I will be full time and its going to be stressful I'm sure.

Chy is studying to be a veterinarian, she is in the midst of her own Marine biology class and I am trying to help her with that. Dakota has decided to pursue Law enforcement as his area of study and he is excited about it. Cheri is in 7th grade and wants to pursue veterinarian in the future. Who knows...maybe i will have TWO doctors in the family =) Shawnee, Chenoa, Hunter, Liam and Dinnah all start back to school at the end of August. Summer is slowly coming to an end and willgive way to Autumn. I can't...wait.

My Photography business is slowly taking hold here and that's a good thing. Renamed the business, gave it a new look. We are getting ready to start building the studio, which will be large enough for my equipment, props etc and clients =)

Well, now that I have bored you to death...I will leave you be lol
Have a wonderful Monday and an awesome week everyone!!!!

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