Damn been so long since I used my blog. Think it's time to start again. Got a lot of crazy mixed up feelings , just need a place to write everything down. Time to get shit together. Making changes, time to find me.

my sister in law...

My sister in law was in a wreck last week. She is so lucky to be alive. She has a broken leg, other leg has a crushed foot which has to have surgery done on it on Thursday. She has stitches in several places on her face. She also has broken ribs. She hit a van ( think it was a van) head on..going about 50 miles an hr. Thank god she is ok. She has a very very long road ahead of her. Please pray for her and keep her in ur thoughts. I spent the night and day today with her. She can't be left alone for very long. Due to the fact that she has to hop on one leg while using a walker. If she would need anything, or god forbid fall.. She is staying with her mother in til she is better again. But her mom has to work during the week. Pray for them..plz

brandon turns 3!

Hello fellow bloggers! I've been gone from my blog for a really really long time. Today I am posting pictures of my sons third birthday party. It was just a small gathering of friends and my family.

Brandon being silly. I just love this picture.

I was a little worried that the candle flame would scorch his eye lashes, lol but he blew them all out.

yummy cake...Keith baked the cupcakes for me. I but on the decorations. haha...i got the easy and fun job

ohhhhh presents. He was so excited by the presents. Loved opening each one.

he is so into bakugan. He received many for his birthday. I have put some of them up that way they don't get lost.
wow a fire truck!

being the great mommie that i am, i couldn't let him get all fun toys, had to get him an educational toy. This will teach him all sorts of things, colors, shapes, numbers, letters..grrrreat.

and a scooter, also from mom and dad. He played with it for 4 minutes, fell on his toy farm house and won't go near it now. LOL Wanted him to play with it inside to get used to it before taking it out side and falling on the hard sidewalks.

and this is my hubby Keith. I couldn't go with out posting this picture..just because i know how much he LOVEs his picture posted on the net. hahaha Love you bunches sweetie.

And all good things have to come to an end. He is mad cause one of the other kids took this fire truck. also he's very tired..the party was during his nap time.

On a sad note..reason Keith's family didn't join us for Brandon's party is because his sister was in a head on car wreck Friday. She is in the hospital. Doing very well for someone that wasn't wearing a seat belt. She has a broken leg, her other leg has a crushed foot, several broken ribs. Lots of cuts on her face, her lip had to be sewn up cause it was cut really bad. so plz everyone keep her in your prayers.

As for me, I've been doing ok. I've finally lost enough weight to get below 200 pounds! yay me! I know weigh 195, have lost 40 pounds and plan to lose another 25 before being happy with my self and my body. I can get into a size 14 jeans! Some depends on make size 12 jeans. That is freak in awesome. Turning 30 a few weeks ago i didn't quite reach my goal of being 190 but I'm so very very close that I didn't lose sleep over it.

Have a grrrrrrrrrrrreat day everyone!

PS..will be doing some maintenance on my blogs looks some time today.

is it August?

Really couldn't tell around here that August is here. The days are hot..but not the normal hot we are used too. We are used to humid, sticky summers. And well this summer has been an awesome one. Hot windy days, filled with cool nights. I could live with this type of weather all year long. I am able to get out side and enjoy the weather with out sweating bullets.

My sister got married last month. On the 10th of July. It was an out side wedding. Never been to an outside wedding before. It was great. Kids were able to run free in the yard, weather was great, and the ceremony didn't last forever. LOL And my
sister looked beautiful. Dressed in her white gown, hair done up, pretty yellow nails. Just spectacular. And Jason, the groom looked very nervous. But dressed very nicely. Unless you looked at the hem of his pants. I was asked to hem the pants, since I had a sewing machine and knew how to use it. But for
some reason my sewing machine didn't want to sew the fabric. So in the end I ended up sewing the him by hand. What a very very long progress that is. And it looked awful. I really felt bad, but i didn't know what to do.
And of course I have to share a picture of my Boo. With this little bow tie on. He just loved that little bow tie. The shirt was a little snug but we mad do. How cute is he! While on the subject of Brandon. I should tell you that we have begun potty training! Not sure how it happen, one day he said he had to pee..the next day he was in pull ups. It's been smooth sailing every since (hahah yea right). He doesn't have any number 1 accidents in his big boy pants, except while he is sleeping, but we can't not, will not, do number 2 in the pot. Any tips on that? Of course it's only been..2 weeks..maybe 3 since we started. I'm hoping today is the day. We talked about it a lot yesterday, bought him poo ball. LOL Told him he could only have the ball if he pooped in the potty. And thats all he talks about while he is peeing in the pot. Anyways, that's the scoop on boo. He's been having so much fun this summer, out side, riding bikes, playing with this neighbor cousin. What a great summer to remember.
As for me..I'm still trying to lose weight. I can't believe I have lost 30 pounds since January. I haven't lost any recently but I really haven't been trying. Not as hard as I should be. One thing I gotta say is..My husband is the greatest. So supportive of me, he doesn't care if I'm fat or skinny ( I'll NEVER be skinny). He loves me just the way that I am. That's one of the mail reason I'd like to lose weight. Too look nice for him. He deserves it. Eating healthier isn't that hard. I love the food, wheat bread, yogurt, veggies, fruit. But god sometimes I just want to eat..pizza, hamburger,anything deep fried. LOL I eat a lot of soy burgers, which if I put the right toppings on, pickles, tomato, ketchup, it taste like a real burger. And I found this Fab bread called sandwich thins, 100 calories, full of fiber. I just love it. Here is the site..check it out..and try some soon! http://arnold.bimbobakeriesusa.com/subcat.cfm/subcatId/131
I have totally lost my mojo for stitching. I can't pick up a needle, don't' want to pick up a needle, the thought makes me sad. But one good point is ..I have my cross stitch stash sorted out and neatly put away. Something I could never do before cause I was always searching for that next great chart to stitch. I have on the other had renewed my love for reading. I have read 2 books this week. Very good books, couldn't put them down. Actually stayed up til 1am last night reading it. I'm such a loser nerd. LOL
I guess that's all for now..I'm off to pay farmville on face book. Have a great day!

4th of july

happy 4th of july!!!

I watched the flag
Pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine
Saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..

I looked at
Him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square
And eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men
Like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign
How many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes
Shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers'
Graves ?
No, freedom isn't free

I heard the sound of Taps
One night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler Play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant 'Amen,'

When a flag had draped a
Coffin. Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and
With interrupted lives.

I Thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in
Arlington .
No, freedom isn't free.

Enjoy Your Freedom
&God Bless Our Troops

Happy 4th of july!

Welcome summer! Summer is finally here. It's been so hot and sticky out that Brandon and I can't really get out side to enjoy the weather. I for one can't breath in the humid weather, and he gets over heated too quickly. So we have been entertaining our self's inside the last week or so. I found this really great learning track on Craig list. He loves its! And I love it because it's teaching hi

m his colors and letters. I also found this train track at a yard sale for 5$$. What a great deal. We don't play with this track as much because he likes to knock the train off the tracks and he can't get i

t back on right. Then he gets mad and gets really fussie. So unless I can sit down with him we keep this track hid. LOL

Here is a picture of my 1st sunburn of the season.

Man did it hurt.Brandon and I was spending a lot of time in the small pool that my sister bought for us at a yard sale. (5$$!!) But something went

wrong with the pump. We aren't sure what , Keith is suppose to work on it today. i hope he gets it fixed so i can continue to work on my tan. oh also because Brandon enjoys it so. LOL he was really scared at 1st. But after spending time in it he really started to enjoy it. I cant' get him to do anything but walk around..but it's a start. I remember last year he was terrified of the pool. So we are taking baby steps so that doesn't happen this year.

As for my diet/life change..I have finally reached 205..5 more pounds and 'll be at my goal weight! Not that my goal weight is my stopping point.but if I reach 200 pounds I'm going to go get my hair done. Cut/color/ and style. I can't wait. I can't believe I've almost lost 32 pounds! I can really tell it too. My clothes fit so much better and I have energy! Now if i can find time to exercise i could lose that last 5 pounds in a matter of weeks. But working full time and taking care of a 2 year old..i just can't seem to find time.

As for cross stitching..well..i've lost my mojo. I have over 500 charts at my fingertips and I cant find a single that that catches my eye.I haven't stitched a single thing since I finished my girl on the swing. And it took all I had to finish her. Someone help me plz! LOL

My sister is getting married next week. And i didn't stitch her a wedding sampler. I feel kinda bad about that but..what am I too do.

Happy 4th of July to everyone. Plz be safe and responsible this weekend. NO DRINKING AND DRIVING PLZ!

Happy late mothers day

Of course I didn't get on here in time to wish you all a Happy Mothers day. I just can't seem to find time to blog these days. I have so much to write about..see things I would like to post..but then I get busy and forget.  My sister got me the most wonder full gift for mothers day. It's a hanging candle. It's from party light. I have been wanting it for a very very long time. My sister in law next door gave me the mini jar candles. Isn't it fabulous! I can't wait to light the candles and see what it looks like at night. Keith for mothers day ordered me something..not sure what..but it hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully it will be here soon! Will let you know what it is when it arrives. 
I have been working on my touching the autumn sky. I'm 
soooo close to being done with it. I have begun adding the beads. I think all I have left is the very top, a few beads and a little back stitching. I can't believe I have been stitching on this for over 2 months. I never thought it would take me this long. Here is an updated picture.
I found a bird nest in my back yard a few weeks 
ago. I've been watching it almost daily. Seeing the little birds out my kitchen window. It's very
 neat to see such a thing up close. I have taken a picture of it. If anyone knows what kind of bird this is I would be glad to know. 

We have had more sickness in this house this year than I can stand. Last week I had to take Brandon to the doctor, he had upper repertory and ear infections. Again!  And Tuesday I had to take Keith to the doctors (kicking and screaming lol ) and he has strep throat. I pray I don't get it. I don't have PTO hours at work to take. Would really stink to use the little hours I have saved laying on the couch sick. 


Where has April gone? The month has flown by. I can't believe it will be May soon..and soon after that hot..humid weather. I dread it. I don't do well in the heat. I have been spending most of our afternoons out side with Brandon. Before it gets too hot to be out side. I have been stitching very little.I hate taking my stitching out side. Scared it will get dirty. Here is a picture of it tho. My WIP hoping soon I will have it stitched and finished. Click on it for a bigger view. I really enjoy stitching this. Love all the great colors. I can't wait to start adding the beads.

I received the above and beyond award this month at work. I received a bag with our mission statement on it. I was very surprised to receive this award. I was rewarded this bag for the following reasons..takes initiative to follow through with her job,supportive of change,very positive approach to problem solving, and planned activities at home and brought to work for the residents to enjoy. How great is that? lol

We had a great Easter, spent Easter with my family here. Had a large dinner with the family and then took the kids out side for an Easter egg hunt. Of course the older kids found all the eggs leaving the smaller kids with nothing. Next year we've got to figure out a different way of doing things. We have kids from age 12 down to age 1. I hate to break them up in small groups, maybe have a big kid help a smaller kid? Or give them each 1 minute to find eggs..starting with the smaller kids 1st? I dunno..anyone have any ideas on this?We didn't buy Brandon much for Easter. He has so many toys now, and with yard sale season upon us..we didn't see the need. We don't allow him to have much candy, but I did buy him a small basket of stuff.

I hung a bird feeder in my back yard. Trying to bring finch birds to the yard. After a week of hanging back there and nothing..No birds at all. I woke up the other morning and found this eating from the feeder. Isn't it beautiful!!! I love watching this little bird eat.

The weather has been so nice here the last few days. High 80's. Today it is suppose to be 77 degrees but with rain. Of course the my day off it rains..it rained last week on my days off. grrrr

I've been doing alright on my diet. Still at 208 tho. I'd like to lose enough weight so I can fit into my shorts soon. I'm not buying new shorts..I'll either lose the weight or suffer in jeans. LOL What a great way to keep me motivated.

Anyways, I gotta go. Going to get my housed cleaned up today so I can relax the rest of the week.

Before I go tho here is a picture of my husband,son and me. Of course I couldn't get Brandon to sit still. He was wanting down to finish (drinking) blowing his bubbles. LOL

under attack...ack!!

A few days ago I was in my laundry room putting the clothes from the washer into the dryer. I noticed there was a wasp flying around the room. I sprinted to the kitchen and grabbed the first thing I saw to kill it...a bottle of mean Green(used to clean counter tops and floors). I went back to the laundry room and saw there were 3! wasps flying around. So I took aim and sprayed them with the mean green. When I saw the wasps were weakened I saw my next plan of attack across the room..the broom. Well...I started for the broom..and slipped in the mean green fell onto my knees and did a split. I was in awful pain..couldn't move..thought I broke something in my knee. But I was still under attack ..the wasps were now back on the move..and pissed. So I crawled..sorta of..to the phone and called my sister to come help me. I wasn't able to stand up..my inner thigh muscles hurt sooooo bad. She came and helped me..first my killing the wasps and then by getting me to my feet. Needless to say I am terrified of bees.I have no idea why I have this fear. I'm not allergic to them. But I freeze up and get all squeamish when I see one. Anyways, my knees are fine..other than bruising. I hurt for a few days, had a heck of a time walking. lol But now I get a good laugh when I tell this story.

I haven't gotten much more stitching done on my touching the sky piece. I spent one day frogging it..I was one over too far. I hate when that happens. I am so glad I stitched this on linen. The stitches look so neat and fresh. You can't really tell but it is stitched on a lite blue fabric.

Today I have to get my house cleaned top to bottom. I am having a party lite/candle party today. Party lite has such nice things but way to expensive for me. I'm having this party to see if I can sell enough things to get the candle tree I want. Gotta sell 150$ worth of stuff.

Brandon is in a new phase. Now when he gets into trouble..he wants a hug. You can be in the middle of telling him not to do something and he will hold out his little hands and say "hug mommy..hug". He hugs me probably about 50 times a day..cause he's not only wanting a hug when he's in trouble..it's all the time. If I ask him to pick up his toys, tell him dinner is ready, if I get up to go to the bathroom, all the time!! But at least he's not banging his head on the floor.

We have started potty training..but it's not working. The first few times were fun..and he sat on the little potty chair. But now it's a fight...he says "it's broke mommy, it's broke." talking bout his pee pee. I've tried offering him a sucker if he pees in the potty. But that isn't working. Keith seems to think it's too early for potty training. At what age did you potty train your little boy? Brandon just turned 2 1/2 a few days ago. I'm going to do some Internet searching today see what the experts say.

I have been sticking to my diet fairly well. I've had a few set backs with the hurt knee and the weather. One day it was 70 degrees out side with sunshine., the next it was snowing!! I couldn't believe it. Crazy weather.

But I'm off to do a little stitching before Brandon gets up. Hugs and have a great day.

blah blah blah

I feel like crap. Woke up on Sunday feeling very tired, sore throat,and my head feels like it is stuffed full of cotton balls. I went to work in a very foul mood. And working in a nursing home isn't the place for someone in a mood like this. I got through the day tho, came home and slept on the couch. (tried to sleep on the couch, Brandon didn't like the idea). Woke up Monday morning, got dressed for work..and I just couldn't get myself to go. So I called off. I HATE calling off. But I feel so drain of energy. Working 4 days a week, taking care of a 2 year old, taking care of ALL the house chores, trying to diet and exercise has really taken a toll on me. I feel as if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders and I just can't take it much more. I just want to lay down and sleep and sleep and sleep. I'm tired...and being sick doesn't help matter much. Today I have decided that I will get my walking and exercising done as soon as Keith is off to work. And then I'm going to spend the day on the couch with Brandon watching cartoons. Heck with the house chores..but..I won't be able to lay around knowing things need done. So I will probably not lay around all day. I feel guilty...is something wrong with me? Why can't I just forget what needs to be done and do what I want to do? Anyways..enough depressing talk.

I have been working on Touching the autumn sky. I love the colors in this piece. So pretty, kind of reminds me of fall. I think i will take a break from it today and stitch something small. I don't know what yet..but something cute and springish.

If anyone has any linen/even weave they would like to sell plz email me with prices. glorylady25@gmail.com I could really use white,cream,ivory, or lite blue.

I have this piece of Aida in my stash. I've had it a really long time. I do believe it is silk weavers. You can't really tell in the picture but it has sparkles in it. Very pretty. But what do i stitch on it? I have no clue what would look good on this fabric. I was thinking maybe flowers but i just don't know. Any opinions would be great.

Hope everyone has a great day.

my boo boo is sick

Took Brandon to the doctors yesterday. He has ear infection and upper respiratory infection. So the doctor gave me 2 different cough medicines to give him. One for the day time and one for night time. He also gave me an antibiotics but doesn't want me to start him on it unless he's no better by Sunday. I don't understand why he would want me to wait..but I'm not a doctor. lol

I need some help with my blog. See on the right..where I have a picture posted and it says I love Sig country. I want people to be able to click on that picture and be taken to Sig country's web site. I have fooled around with HTML codes for 2 days and have not figured it out. Can anyone help me out? Sig country is where I get all my blog candy, pictures with my names and my headers for my blog. I just love them there. And it's free! Here is the link in case anyone wants to check it out. http://forums.delphiforums.com/sigcountry You do have to sign up tho. IT's a message board.

Today I am going to spend most of the day cleaning. Spring cleaning..getting rid of junk that we don't need any more. And I'm going to finish washing down walls. So think of me when you are sitting and stitching the day away.

green thumb

I weighed in this week at 209! I am so close to my goal that I can almost taste it! I've been drinking slim fast and eating protein and fiber bars. You wouldn't believe how full you feel when eating these bars.I've also been doing a lot of walking, I try to walk 45 minutes every day, but I do good to get in 30 minutes of walking. I'm glad the weather is staying nice, I put Brandon in the walker and away we go. He loves it almost as much as I do. I've also been weight training 3 times a week. I LOVE my new weight set. I'm hoping to reach my goal weight by may. Fingers crossed!!

I've decided to try my hand at house plants again. I used to have many many plants in my home. But when Brandon came along I was scared we would try to eat them so I gave all of them away. Also I couldn't keep my cat out of the plants. She would lay them them..flatten them out, break the steams. I finally got sick of trying to keep her away from them. But now I have a new idea..hanging baskets. LOL Worth a try I guess. Here is a picture of my Jade plant. A friend of mine gave this to me. Isn't it awesome!(click for bigger picture)

Here is a picture of my WIP. It's called Touching the autumn sky. Very very pretty.

Today I gotta take Brandon to the

doctors. He has been sick all weekend. Started with a fever but now he is coughing and has a runny nose. I know it's probably just his spring allergies but I want to get him checked out anyway. Strep throat has been going around and I want to make sure it isn't that. I have to be at the doctors at 8:40. I will post an update when I return home.

Is it spring yet??

Oh my. I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted. Whats up with that? Well I've been very busy around here. With the warm weather I have been taking Brandon out side to play most evenings. He loves being out side. And I love the warm but not so hot you can't move weather. So this is the perfect time of year for me. Having Brandon out side is so exciting. He is in the stage of asking "whats that"? So we walk around the yard , him asking the question and me telling him what this and that is. And he love to touch everything! He even picked up the neighbors dogs poop and brought it to me, asking "whats that"? It was soooo gross. Another thing that amazed me was the day we found a frog in the yard. We played with that poor frog for at least an hour. I had to finally hide the frog so Brandon couldn't find it. I'm sure the frog was glad to hop away from our yard. LOL

I've been doing really well on my diet. All though I've not lost any more weight. I go from 15 to 17..sometimes I hit 19. But I feel grrrrrrrreat. I have energy to play with Brandon, to get my shift at work in and I sleep so much better. Specking of exercise I have a new "toy". It's called The wave, by the firm. It is so awesome. Keith bought it for me after I saw it on TV. I've had it a week and can already feel the muscles in my stomach tighten. I'd post a picture of it but I'm too lazy to search the web for one. LOL

I haven't been stitching much lately. Work and playing out side doesn't give me much stitching time. I am working on touching the autumn sky by MIRABILLA. I am stitching it on 28 ct lite blue linen. I think i have fallen in love with linen. Makes everything look so .....neat. LOL I have more of this done, worked on it last night while watching a movie but didn't take a picture of it. Wish I could fine more charts of little boys to stitch.
I gotta run. Brandon is wanting his dinner. Hope everyone is doing well. HUGS!!

Better late than never!

Happy Valentines day all! Sorry to post this so late but I haven't been in the blogging moon lately. What did you get for V'day? Keith actually bought me something this year, with out being told what to get me! I was so surprised. He bought me red satin sheets for our bed, and a stuffed valentine Puppy dog. I LOVE sleeping on those sheets. So soft. I've wanted a set for years and years. I bought him his and hers Ky. (maybe a little TMI?) lol and stitched him the Valentine stocking. (click for bigger picture)Which I just finished yesterday. I think I'm losing my stitching mojo. I haven't stitched much at all this week. I've been either on this computer or watching movies. And usually when I watch movies it's great stitching time. Last night I watched the movie called Cloverfeild. I LOVED it. What a great movie. Also watched a movie called Blindness..what a stupid movie.

Keith and I got our income tax money this past week. He bought a 46 inch flat screen TV, which we now have mounted on the living room wall. I bought me a home gym. (I'll have to post pictures of it soon) I've had it for over a week and haven't used it. LOL I'm so lame. I haven't' lost any weight in almost 2 weeks. I like to eat..love to eat stuff that is bad for me. I need some major help from family and friends. I've been taking diet pills called slim quick. Been on them for 2 days,not sure If i see any difference with them or not. Will let you know when I'm on them for a week or so.

I bought to new charts last week from 123 stitch. New waxing moon charts. I can't wait to stitch them. Might start them today. Not sure tho. Have lots of things I want tostitch but just dont' feel like stitching. (((Some one help me!!!!)))

Here is some pictures of Brandon. He's doing much better with the fit throwing. Every time he throws him self down on to the floor we've been making him get up and go sit in his room for about 5 minutes. Seems to be working for us.

boring week

Today I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. So here I am blogging at 3:30am. I don't really have much to report. I've been working, stitching and playing another game on shock wave. I am so hooked on a game called Westward gold rush 3. LOL If I'd stop playing those games I'd have a lot more stitching done.

Here is another ornament I stitched up last week. It was quick and simple. It is by Lizzie Kate, tiny tidings. You can't see the white on the top of the stocking. I was thinking I should probably back stitch that part. Haven't decided yet. I sent 4 of my stitched ornaments to Vicki at http://www.sewfun.biz/ to finish for me. She charges 6$ per ornament to finish them. I don't think that is a bad price. I can't wait to get them back and see what she has done with them. The other 2 or 3 I am going to finish myself this week. Least going to give it a try. LOL

I received my Valentine swap from Heather.(http://heatherstitch.blogspot.com/) I LOVE the heart she stitched for me. I think I will leave it posted all year long. Isn't it beautiful! I mailed my stitched piece to her late so she hasn't received it yet. I'm thinking today or tomorrow she should have it.

I am stitching on Hearts n hands Valentine stocking. Here is my progress so far.