Wednesday, September 1, 2010


After a lot of thought I am leaving the blogging world behind! I love the friendships and the people I have gotten to know and I cherish them all. I have been feeling like I really can't be my true self on here. I have had to censor myself so much that I am not being honest about who I am, feeling very fake. I don't regret those friendships I have made and hope that those people stay in my life. If I don't ever get to talk or see some of you I wish you all the best!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Update 8-28-2010

So this week flew by!

Bailee is in love with Mickey Mouse Playhouse! She calls it Mousy Mouse. I have been starting to look at the toy sections for Christmas, to see what to get her. At KMart they have a good selection of MMP items, so I decided it is going to be a Mousy Mouse Christmas! I checked the internet and Bailee came in and saw what I was looking at and started screaming and bull-dozed her way on my lap to see the toys. She got so excited to say the least. So a trip to Toys-R-Us is in my near future!

Last night, Jim and I went to the Salem football game. This is the first Salem game I have ever been to, it was okay, just like any other Friday night game. I can tell he misses coaching!

Today, I am going with some friends to the local Winery's. I am looking forward into going, but I have started a diet last week and I have done so well that I am hoping that I have some will power not to over-indulge. I have slacked big time on my exercising, but I am hoping to get back at it soon! I did stop drinking soda. I have not had a diet coke for over a week, I still miss the fizzy sensation though. So my drink of choice is unsweeten tea.

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great week ahead!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Being an officers wife

Being a police officers wife or really a wife to any emergency personal is hard and frustrating, but I have excepted this way of life. But there is one thing I can't take anymore!


We have to sleep with it on! Most of the time I sleep right through it, no problems! But sometimes I wake up a bazillion times, especially during storms and the someone is on that radio non-stop. And of course, being the noisy person I am I have to listen and find out who got pulled over, who was in an accident or what alarm is going off. And then when no one is talking for 10 minutes I finally start drifting off and bam someone is back on! And they don't speak normal, they speak in numeric code half of the time. And yes after 12 years I finally learn some of the codes, but come on just say yes or no! Do you really need numbers for that? (Those are the ones I get confused on) Then you never find out what happen in the end. I mean did the officer write them a ticket, was there someone hurt in the accident, or did they catch the person sitting off the alarms? Really it is like reading a great mystery novel and the last 2 chapters are missing!

And then when you are trying to have a conversation with him while on duty, you never get there full attention. Which can work in my favor! But most of the time it is frustrating and no he won't turn it down while I am talking to him.

So as you can probably tell I didn't get enough sleep last night and I had to write out my frustration this morning.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted? Anyways, it has been pretty uneventful here in Andersonville.

I am excited for some friends of ours. They had a rough couple of months but things are looking up for them. It amazes me how things work out. I am also excited that some of our other friends are going to be in town next month. We haven't seen each other in over a year! I love it when we get together.

My exercising has been on the back burner. I have not been running in over a week. I just can't get myself out of bed. I hope to find my enthusiasm for running again very soon. I know a lot of it has to do with it being so hot. So come on cooler weather! I wanted to go back to WW in July, well it doesn't look like I will be back until the end of Sept. I am just having a hard time justifying the money for a weigh in right now. I really wish there was a gym in town. I would love to join the Centre, but I am not 100% confident that I will go enough every week to get my money out of it. I keep looking for some inspiration, so if anyone has any let me know!

Bailee is doing great! She is talking more and more. She loves Mickey Mouse Playhouse. We have to watch at least two episodes a day if not more. The babysitter is starting to work with the 3-4 year olds on letters, numbers, and shapes. And she has Bailee sit with them and draw and listen. She brought home her paperwork from the week and it made me a little sad, my baby isn't a baby. She loves being called a 'big girl'. I wish we could have another child? But if it doesn't happen we are blessed to have Bailee.

Well that is all I got! I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Update 8-8

All I have to say WOW what a week.

I had a rollercoaster of emotions this week. I had such an emotional day Tuesday, I just started talking to someone and started crying my eyes out. Then Wednesday I was fine, nothing bothered me. Then Thursday, was the bus accident. And I cried all day. And today I have been crying off and on all day for various reasons. Poor Jim, he is really tired of the unstable wife thing.

On Saturday, I started cooking breakfast eggs and bacon. And I had had enough! Of my frying pan. Lets just say if you want 2 eggs I have to make 3 because some much sticks to my non-stick pan you end up with 1.5 eggs. So I did research on frying pans and decided that I have to get one today.

So I went to Washington. When I was driving there I started to think of the Band members going down the road and having a great time on the buses, not having a care in the world. I thought about my own experiences with bus trips. I started getting nervous and scared and I started to cry. Those trips for the kids will never be the same.

After 2 hours of deciding which pan I wanted and how much I was willing to pay I finally got one and I love it!

I am sorry that this post is a little all over the place but that is how I am feeling at the moment.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Update 7-30-2010

I had a great week! Well, anything would be great compared to last week.

Well like I had mention in my last update post, my life change took a huge leap! I got my transcripts back and I have well over the required 60 hours, so I don’t have to take any college courses. I am not exactly sure if I am going to like being in a school for 7-8 hours a day, so I am going to sub to see if the school thing is for me. I have decided that I am going to keep my job that I have now, due to the fact that it covers Bailee and I’s insurance, and it is still a steady income. I am applying for sub jobs in St James and maybe Cuba? We will see.

Jim and I had a date night Tuesday! I really wanted some BBQ, but we ended up at Applebee’s instead. I just really like the steak with the shrimp and cheese on top. I also had an alcoholic beverage, Jim just laughed at me because I was light headed after one drink. We took the back roads home and just talked it exactly what I needed. Husband and wife time!

So I guess the last thing I need to talk about is my running or the lack of. I did run twice this week. I set my alarm for 5:10 every morning but I can’t get out of bed, which is very unusual for me. I am a morning person! Anyways, Sunday is August 1st the beginning of a new month and a new start for me. I found this great idea from another blog. I got a calendar page with a scene of the beach on it and for everyday I exercise I put a sticker on that day. I love this idea, even though it might be a little corny. One because the beach theme calendar page reminds me that the next time I go on a cruise I want to be skinnier than I am now. Two, it is a great way to visualize what I have accomplished for the month. I also found a motivational calendar too that I printed out. I plan on putting one up in the bathroom and kitchen. I also hope to talk to a trainer in the next few weeks? We will have to see how the money situation is on that one.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend! Talk to you soon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Playing the "Do you know Who I am?" card

Living in a small town I have noticed several things. One of the major ones is that certain last names have weight in a town. How they got that way I have no idea, I am sure it was all established many, many years ago before I got here. I know that some get it for what they have done for the town, what jobs they might have in the town and others what trouble they have caused.

Being that my husband is now the Chief of Police, this has become a sore subject with me. If I would get pulled over for speeding,which I have and have gotten a ticket recently and let's face it I do have a lead foot at times, I would totally be fine if a police officer pulled me over. They are doing there job. When they pull me over and realize that my husband is there boss, do I expect to get out of the ticket? NO! In fact, my husband has told them if they see me speeding to pull me over and give me a ticket. I would NEVER say, "Do you know who I am?" Police officers are trained to not to profile people, but to stop people for there actions if being unlawful.

Recently, there are new officers in town. They also have no idea who is who in this town and I think that is great! They will and have pulled people over not because who they are, but because they were breaking the law. I applaud them! When certain people get pulled over and use the line,"Do you know who I am?" I think it is great when the officer says, "Nope" and continue on with there job letting them know why they were pulled over. It amazes me that these people think they are above the law. That they can speed through town and then complain about the speeding down main street! Really, I don't get it.

If you think that you are so great that you have to flaunt who you are, shouldn't you be the one to show a good example to other citizens in this town?