Thursday, July 22, 2010

Long Overdue Update

Wow, it's so hard to believe that so much time has passed since I've last posted. Good thing one of my New Year's resolutions wasn't to blog more. So much has happened since my last post.

First, my daughter Julie and granddaughter Cassidy have moved into their own home again. The house has been way to quiet without Cassidy around all the time. But they are so happy to be in their own home.

Second, my daughter Melissa has gotten married. It was quite a surprise and if it's possible to elope but only be 20 minutes from your parents house, then that is what they did. But they seem happy so I'm happy for them. It's also one more person out of my house, and since she's still technically a teen that I know longer have to police, it's quite the bonus.

Third, my husband Bill retired from his job in April. I wasn't expecting that for another 18 months. I'm still looking for the book about what to do with a husband who is young, healthy and active, but no longer has a job. It has been quite an adjustment. How many vacations can you take in one summer? Well, we are getting ready for our third trip to Myrtle Beach since May, and that's not counting day trips and weekend getaways. He's like a kid on summer vacation. We are suppose to be getting the house ready to sell, but honestly, how can you do that when you are never home? It's just as well. There are so many foreclosures and short sales on the market, and we don't even know where we are going to move. We've been talking about it for a couple of years, so what's another year????

Lastly, my firstborn has returned to the nest. Now this is the daughter I never thought would live with me again. Trust me when I tell you this was the move of last resort for her. We put her downstairs in the "green room" which is the only room in the house where we haven't replaced the carpet. We save that room for the adult kids, who aren't used to following the rule of "No drinks allowed out of the kitchen." She's great to have around as she has such a fun personality. She also works long hours, and she's taking me to San Francisco, CA in January when her job has their convention, so I'm being extra nice to her.

Well, that's a general overview of the major things that have happened since my last blog. I have a sister that says blogs are no good without photos, so I posted a few for this one as well......

I've been trying to fry chicken without getting 2nd degree burns. I finally figured out that if I pat the chicken dry before I dip it in egg and coat it, it will fry without splattering grease. This chicken was really good.

Here I am driving our boat. I don't really drive it though. I can usually be found on the back of it reading a good book.

Cassidy's first day in the pool. Does this get-up scream "Over-protective Mom" or what????


  1. Hey, your new layout looks pretty snazzy. Wonder who did that for you? ;)

  2. hahaha, all that and cassidy still couldn't stay above the

  3. Yes, I had this college graduate work a new layout for me. She was quie talented