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Wayne and I – 2nd Year Comin’ Up!

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

I love this man.  He’s amazing, gentle, kind, but very much a man.  I wish I had found him sooner.  However, I’m very thankful for the now.

Our two year anniversary is St. Patrick’s Day, isn’t that fun?  3/17/13

Almost 2 years my love.  Here’s to an eternity more…

Love You

It’s Been Awhile

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

There are literally 877 posts from the year 1998 to 2013 on this website.  You cannot see them, as I’ve changed the majority to “Private”.

You ~ “Why would you do that?”

Because sometimes, I made “gut” decisions and just run with it.  So – we are going to just run with a minimal site for a bit.  Yeah, I know that didn’t answer your question at all.  Oh well.  I will make posts public as I go through them.  There are sometimes I just feel like being Private.  Well, at least I want my past years to be Private for now.


I haven’t written since October of last year actually.  As usual, my normal life ADD kicked in and, well – no blogging.  I update my Facebook I suppose, but that’s not truly what I enjoy.  I enjoy writing, not short blurbs about what kind of day I’ve had.  Blogging for me is kind of a therapy.   I get to write down my thoughts and then move on.

Wayne moved in quite awhile ago.  I feel strange.  Like we were never really apart for 30 years.  But of course, feeling that way doesn’t wipe out the fact that we were.  Both of us had others in our lives, for whatever purpose that served.  Both of us each has 3 amazing children – non of which were with each other.  6 Kids between us and who knows how many grandchildren and great grandchildren we will have.  That’s a life worth looking forward to.

We are very lucky to have found each other again.  I’m very thankful.  The two of us were at the points in our lives where we were available,  and either ending a relationship – or simply not in one – so it seemed to be that it was meant to be.  Good timing.  Pretty lucky.  In March, we will be celebrating our one year anniversary of entering into a relationship that was to be with each other, and no other.  I’m sure time will fly from here.  I just hope to slow time down and enjoy every moment I have with him.

We have had a recent loss in that last Thursday, January 9th – Wayne’s daddy passed away in an auto accident.  Such a tragedy, such a sadness for his family.  I’m glad I got to meet him before he left this earth.  I’m not sure what else to say about something so sad.  So perhaps I’ll post a photo of his dad and him when he was little.

Father and Son

Father and Son (Fidel and Wayne)

I wanted to write more, but fell out of the mood.

Goodnight ~ Sweet Dreams



Prostate Cancer – Oh Crud

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Ok, so I have a close family member with prostate cancer.  His attitude is great, on the OUTSIDE.  However, I know he’s scared.

So, I’ve looked into things you know, little by little about this type of cancer and always seemed to purposely bypass the REAL cancer sites.  Don’t ask me why, although I think it’s obvious.

So, I go on the site tonight finally and read it all.

Oh. My. Gosh.

If this wasn’t a G rated site I would type what I really said.  I don’t think he reads this at all.  In fact, pretty darned sure no one really reads this site.  Ok, I know some do… but wholly crud I don’t want him knowing I’m scared to death for him.  So here is the only place I can “verbalize” that.

His surgery is on the 27th of this month.

I’m going to be there for him of course.  I’m always there for him… Jeeze, I need to get the scary thoughts out of my mind.

Love and Light, please send some for my family member.  Thanks.


November 2012 Fun

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Cousins are pretty awesome.  Especially when you actually get to spend time with them.  So, I was told I earned my “Redneck License”.  Pretty awesome.  I got to play on a tractor for hours yesterday at my cousin’s property.  Here are some photos of the tractor, with my cousin on it – and some of the property we were clearing.  It was my first time on a tractor let alone pulling trees and such.  I love doing it.  Hopefully I can help him clear more!

I should be moving up to this location in the next few months if all of my plans go through as I have them now.  We shall see!


Visit With Gamma – Day One

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

What is this black majick?

I was up at 5:30 a.m. ready for my first of two days with my grandbabies.  I am excited!  I haven’t had the two of them together all by myself!  It’s been a whole long time since I’ve had two little ones to take care of.

So up at 5:30 I was as my daughter was leaving to get her things moved to her new apartment.

I swept the dog hair (I just did that two days ago!), I laid out their warm little clothes, I made sure I had it all!  And here we are at 8:03 a.m. and the little angels are still snoozin’.  What?  They always wake mommy early.  Today they are sleeping in?  But Gramma is ready!  Wakey Wakey!

Diaper Stash

Diaper and formula area ready and inspected! Check!

Coffee Pot Read

Gamma’s Go Go Juice Ready!

Toaster Ready!

Toaster and Bananas Ready for Business!

Cozy Blankets Ready

Cozy Cuddle Blankets Ready!

No Baby Yet

Where’s the babies? Gamma is ready!

I still had time to write this post!  Too funny.

It’s gonna be a full day.

Aidan is my eldest grandbaby at 2 years and 5 months old; Sophie is my little one at 10 months old!  This should be fun!  I have them through tomorrow night so my daughter, Jessica, can move into her new apartment.  Her wonderful hubby, Joe, is still overseas and should be home for a visit soon.  He’ll be able to come home to a home – Jess is so excited.

Meanwhile, at Gamma’s house.  I’ll just have to take a ton of pics and have fun.

~Gamma Zy~

A Bit of Cute

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Well, being as though I’m a grandma (new this year!) – I must post the “cute” pic here. Well, the latest!

Here is Aidan, 7 months old!

Ahhhh…. to be a grandma…. it’s like drinking a cup of hot chocolate with marsh mellas right after coming in from the snow.

My Grandson Aidan - Nov'10

Warning – Mom on Deployment

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Tree Filmstrip

If you’re going through hell, keep going.  ~Winston Churchill

The days go by and I realize, I haven’t posted on my blog.  My spiritis have been a bit off.  You see, my son – James, has gone to fight a war.  He’s a United States Marine and my boy.  I don’t care about why this war is being fought.  I don’t care what others think.  I don’t care about Republican and Democrat anymore, although I was all consumed in politics not too long ago.  But when my son touched down in Afghanistan – I suddenly didn’t care about any of it.  What I am consumed with – what I *care* about, is my son and his fellow military brothers and sisters over there.  That’s what I *care* about.

My blog truly was meant to be here to give me peace and hope and a bit of therapy.  It will continue to do that through this deployment time.  So please remember, those of you that have been by my side as I write my thoughts, hopes and dreams – this is a mother of three children who are now adults, and I get to write what I feel.  I will ask that all politics be kept off of here.  The current administration isn’t my favorite, however – the President is my son’s Commander in Chief and I won’t be talking down about him on here.  I’m an American and very proud of it.  And – a bit humbled by it.

To my friends that continue to read this – thank you.  You are my thereapy as well.  Huge hugs from a WordPress blog to you. 

Off we go!

Tuesday Fun

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

So, I just posted a post saying good morning Monday… um, it’s Tuesday.  OH that should tell you how things are going…. ha!

So here’s another post with my daughter and my grandson from his first 49er game! 

Grandson Pics

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

I love this kid sooo much! Aidan went to his first 49er game today! He was all decked out and ready to go.

Baby Marine

Friday, June 4th, 2010

He’s a US Marine Now – but still my baby

Yes, another archive video.  This one of my boy who’s now a Marine. Enjoy his cuteness!