Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rough times

Well, I've had a rough time these past few months.

My antidepressant hasn't been working well for the past 4 or so months. Well, I finally went to see my Dr. on Tuesday and got my meds changed. I am now on Paxil. It's been a rough transition so far. Been praying...a lot...and having others pray for me. I couldn't get through these past few days without the support of Hannah and Kevin. They have been my mainstay. Also of course reading my Bible and praying have also been a big help. It keeps me grounded.

I couldn't get through these past few days without the prayers of Becky, Kim and Michelle. What's neat is I don't even know Michelle. She's on the prayer team for Faith Sisters message board. I haven't been there in a really long time but she has been keeping track of me. Also, Becky. She has been a wonderful prayer warrior for me. And Kim. I know when there's a problem I can always count on her to pray.

Thank you so much ladies. And of course, my family. You have all been a wonderful God-send. He has truly blessed me with some wonderful people in my life.

I will keep everyone posted on how I'm doing as the days and weeks go on.

Hugs, Nanette

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Let me know your memories. :)

Hi!! This was on someone else's blog so I wanted to pass it along. :) I posted a memory on their blog.

"Everybody is doing it"

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Now back to my everyday stuff.....

Just got back from having my hair cut. Suzy did a beautiful job! I love how it turned out. I wish I knew how to post pictures or I would. ;)

Hannah got hers cut, too. We are both 'Looking Good!' LOL!!! (If I do say so myself.)

We had our yard sale on Saturday. Did pretty well. We made $155. I don't think that's too bad for 6 hours time. We started at 8:00, but had our first 'customer' here as soon as Kevin put out the signs at 7:45. I just don't know what it is about some people. ;) We stayed 'open' until 2:00. Kevin was so funny because from noon till 2 he kept asking 'What time is it?' He was ready to go get the signs. We had it in the paper till 2. LOL!! He was thrilled to go get the signs. :D

I was exhausted all day on Sunday. I guess I was recouperating from Sat. I just couldn't shake it. I took a short nap in the afternoon and felt better after that.

Not much else is going on. I got all my ATCs finished and mailed. I still have 10 cards to make for Becky and Nicole. I need to get going on those. I just have felt 'out of sorts' the past few days.

Well, I'll post another day!
Have a great evening!

Hugs, Nanette :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

So tired..... :(

I am so tired right now I don't know why I'm posting on my blog.

I guess that since I haven't posted in quite awhile I thought that I should.

So here goes...

Well, we've been getting ready for a yard sale we're having tomorrow. I am so exhausted from not getting enough sleep last night (that's another story!!) and planning and setting up for the yard sale. I hope we have a good turn out because we've got a LOT of stuff to sell. The money we make from it is going into Hannah and my 'vacation fund' so we'll have some spending money while we're away. ;) I'm selling a bunch of papercrafting supplies. A LOT of clothes. A LOT of books. Some knick knacks. Windows. Just a TON of stuff. :)

Now to why I didn't get enough sleep last night....

It was a crazy night anyway. Kevin was so exhausted from getting up at 5 a.m. the past 2 mornings so he could go pressure wash a shopping center nearby so he fell asleep on the couch. Hannah was in her room, so I came down to the computer. Hannah ended up coming to look for me at 12:30 a.m. to see where I was and wondering why I was up so late. I ended up going upstairs and 'visiting' with her in her room for awhile...then went to bed. Kevin was still on the couch. After I was all comfy reading in bed Hannah comes bursting in saying that someone had responded to her manuscript!!! It was a publishing company that was interested in her book. (it turned out not to be what we'd hoped) But it was a response just the same. She was so excited!! I was so tired!! LOL!! By this time it was after 1:30 a.m.

Needless to say I finally got to sleep and ended up waking up at 9:00...which to me is way too early when I didn't get to sleep until after 1:30.

So now I'm dragging. ;) But somewhat excited about the yardsale.
Wish me luck!! I'll tell you later how we made out!

Hugs!!!! Nanette

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Terrific B-day!!

Well, my birthday was yesterday. I am now 48 years old. And the way I've been feeling these past couple of afternoons I feel more like I'm that old. LOL!! For some reason as the day goes on, my neck, shoulders and into my head has ached. I'm not sure why....but it bothers me. Oh well, I'll see how it is tomorrow. ;)

Now...about my birthday.....

Kevin, Hannah and I went to Asheville for the day. We left early and got to the 'big city' by 11:00. Our first stop was AC Moore's. I got a bunch of neat stuff. ;) I had a bunch of coupons printed out so I gave one to Kevin, one to Hannah and I kept one. Hannah said that I was 'exploiting' them by having them do this for me! It was funny. I got some of the Cuttlebug embossing folders. I can't wait to use them. I've never had any before. :)

We then went to have lunch at Red Lobster. Mmmmm. Boy was it good. We then went to Michaels where Hannah got some jewelry findings. Our next stop was Target. I just love Target and I would love to have one here. I got some fun things there. :) Hannah got some new clothes due to most of hers getting too big for her. (she's been losing weight. and doing a great job!!) Next was Barnes & Nobles. I got some magazines for our WI trip. And our last stop was the mall. I got some votives from Yankee Candle and some hand soaps at Bath and Body Works. Hannah got a pair of jeans and a pair of capris in Old Navy.

We got home around 5:00 where there was a gorgeous cake waiting for me. :) My best friend Pam made me a sunflower cake. Beautiful. :) Pam and Gary came over later on and shared it with us. We headed out again for a nice supper at the Boiler Room. Mmmmm!!

Today was more celebrating. :) Hannah and I went out to lunch with Pam and Debbie. (or so I thought that's all it would be.) When we got to Monte Albans LaRessie, Candy and Donna were there waiting for us!! It was such a nice surprise. We had a great time eating, laughing and just visiting. And, of course, the mexican men had to sing to me (and Donna, her birthday is Mon.) with Sombraroes on our heads. I felt silly but it was hillarious!! It was so much fun!!

I got a lot of nice gifts from these wonderful ladies. From Pam...a tea set for one. From Debbie...some gourmet teas to go with my tea set. From Donna...a handmade, stain glass necklace and earing set. From LaRessie...a beautiful notepad. And from altered frame. Such a nice surprise.

I've already gotten the pictures back that I took yesterday and Hannah took today. Yesterday's pictures are of the stores that we went into in Asheville. They came out really neat. I think I might make a mini album with them. :)

It's been a great past 2 days. So much fun. :)
Oh!!! I also got a bunch of e-cards and birthday wishes from my online friends. And gifts and cards from family far and wide.

Thanks to you all!!
Hugs, Nanette

Monday, July 07, 2008

2 Days till my b-day!!!


Well, my birthday is in 2 days. ;) I will be 48 and, to me, that seems impossible!! Where did the time go?!?!?!?!? I don't feel like I should be in my late 40s. :( Oh well, I guess it could be worse...I could be turning 58!!! LOL!!!

The plans for my big day is for Kevin, Hannah and I to go to Asheville to do some shopping. I'm 'hoping' to go to AC Moore, Michaels, Barnes and Noble and Sams. Probably the mall. (I need some B&BWs hand soap.) I'm not sure where I want to eat lunch yet. Somewhere different than we usually go.

Kevin worked yesterday. Something he hasn't done in years. It's hard to work on Sunday. We thought it was Monday all day. He was pressure cleaning a strip mall and since most of the businesses are closed on Sunday he really had no choice. He'll be making 2 more trips to finish it so he'll be working next Sunday, too. :(

We've been planning our annual trek to WI. We'll be seeing Three Dog Night in concert while there. :) Hannah is so excited!! They're one of her favorite bands. It's hard to believe she's only 21 by way of what 70s bands she listens to. ;) She listens to the same music that I grew up with. Makes a Mama proud knowing she can influence her daughter with the music she listens to! LOL!!

I got 2 birthday cards in the mail today. :) One from my mom and the other from my BIL and SIL. So nice that they thought of me. :)

I guess that's all the news for now.
Thanks to all those who leave me a comment. :)
Hugs, Nanette

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Belated 4th!!!!

I sure hope you all had a happy, safe 4th!! We had a good day here at home. :) Some old friends came over and had a 'cookout' with us. In fact, Pam (my best friend) invited her and her hubby over!! It was quite funny!! But we had a blast together. Spent the afternoon cooking, vistiting and a lot of laughing. My dog, Honey, was hillarious!! She loves her 'Aunt Pam' and gets so excited when she comes over. One of the things that Honey did that brought so much laughter was, I had some flowers in a vase on my coffee table, and a lily was just her height so she stuck her nose in it and came out with a bunch of orange pollen on her nose. It was hillarious!! We all laughed so hard!!

We had a cookout but ended up eating inside because it was so hot and humid. Around 7 pm. we all headed to the Rec Park to find a spot on the hillside to watch the Fireworks from. We took our watermelon to the park with us and snacked on it while waiting for the firework show to begin. Pam and I also went to buy some Kettle corn and cotton candy. (it had been ages since I had cotton candy!!) We ended up waiting in line for the cotton candy 50 minutes!! I don't know why the line moved so slow but when we got closer to the front there was no way I was going to get out of line then! All I thought was that it had better be good cotton candy for me to have waited so long!! And it was!! LOL!!! We got back to our blankets just as it was starting to get dark and the Firework display was only minutes away. It had been years since we'd gone into the park to see the fireworks and I must say, it was very enjoyable. But for the 2 hours we were waiting the show only lasted about 30 minutes! But it was fun to watch all the same.

We got home around 10:00 pm. and had Root Beer floats. Mmmm!! After Pam and Gary went home Kevin and I stayed up till after 1 a.m. watching 'The Waltons!!' I know, we're crazy!!

Today I'm a bit tired, to say the least. ;) I think I'll take a nap this afternoon.

Hope everyone had a Great Holiday!!
Hugs, Nanette

P.S. Thanks, Laurie, for checking in. Makes me feel good!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Forever since....I've last posted.

Well I hope someone is checking in to see if I've posted lately. Well, I'm ashamed to say that it's been....just forever....since I've last posted. So sorry about that. It seems that I've been spending all my time reading everybody elses blogs and ignoring my own. :(

Well, here goes! This is what I've been up to lately:

Yesterday I went to work with Kevin (my dear hubby.) and ended up with overspray all over me!! I couldn't get over how sticky and layered my hair was with paint. We worked outside at a house up in the mountains so the weather was gorgeous. :) Kevin said that he's going to pay me I'm excited to have some vacation money!!

My birthday is a week away. I'll be 48. It's so hard to believe that I'm in my late 40s. Where did the time go? I don't feel like I'm just around the corner from 50. Makes me a bit depressed to even think about it!! I'm not sure what my family has planned for my special day. I've been tryin to come up with what I want to do. So far I know that I will get a bunch of balloons (one of my favorite things!!) but as what we'll do that day...I don't know. ;)

Right now I'm uploading pictures that Kevin took of a job he's bidding on to my Photobucket acct. I will be sending an email to the customer with pictures and the quote. It's taking forever to upload that many pictures!!

Well, I was speaking of our beautiful weather we've had the past couples of days. Today was no different although it's a little more humid. Yeserday was gorgeous!! Cooler temps, sunshine and a nice breeze. Very unseasonable. I loved it!

We've started planning our summer vacation. The earliest we'll be heading out is the 24th of July. But with Kevin's schedule it will probably be later than that. It doesn't matter...we're just looking forward to going!

Well, I guess that's it for now.
Hope I haven't been away too long.

Hugs, Nanette