Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Who knew??

Almost 20 years ago I was married, 13 months ago he left, and in 2 days  (Friday July 29), my divorce will finally be final.  Friday is also 4 months since Brian and I started dating. 4 months since I got my life back and I started to smile again.

I spent most of last summer wasting my life.  This summer I am boating, eating seafood, laughing, going camping, concerts, playing corn hole and basically having the time of my life.

I have moved, started a new job, lost 58 pounds (well gained some back now), bought a new car,  dating the most amazing guy and for the first time in so many years, I am totally happy.  Who knew that life could be so perfect???

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Boogie came over and spent some time with me last night.  He loves his picture taken....... When I walked into day care and he saw me, he yelled at the top of his lungs "NONNIE!!!!!!" and started running towards me.  Man that 10 seconds is the best part of any day.  I am truly blessed to be his grandma.  Who knew being a grandma would be so rewarding.  Best part??  At the end of the day he goes home and I sleep all night long.  LOL

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's not about the fishing

Brian, Molly, Kevin and I took the boat out to go fishing.  I haven't been fishing since I was in Alaska and before that I was a child. We went on the Potomac River for the first time, which was a nice change.  The water was like glass and the sky was well magnificent.  How could fishing be so amazing???  I was just sitting on the back of the boat, holding my rod and looking at the sky in amazement.  It was quiet, calm and just so totally relaxing.  I realized it wasn't about the fishing at all, it was about so much more. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Humble and Kind


My motto has been to always be humble and kind.  What does that mean?  For me, humble is always to stay grounded, never think more or less of yourself or anyone you encounter, think of everyone as an equal.  Kind well isn't that pretty self-explanatory??  I literally try very hard to be the best version of myself I can possibly be every day.  My thinking is if today is my final day in this world, will I have made my family proud?  Was I the best me I could be?  Did I leave some kind of mark on those who knew me, regardless how small?

There are a few people reading this blog that honestly have no business creeping on my page or my life for that matter.  At first it bothered me when I found out they were reading it, considering I don't even know them but now I realize that if I am so interesting that you creep on my social media and blog and read what you can about me, than I hope that you find what you are looking for.  If you are looking for a flaw in me, well I'm sure it won't take long, I have plenty of them.  I just strive to correct my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I understand the reason you creep on me and I hope that I can help you realize that life is about choices and sometimes we don't like the choices others make and their choices sometimes hurt us but in the end that is the way it is.  People hurt others, sometimes on accident and sometimes not, but it's your job to do better.  Turn the other cheek, be the bigger person, forgive and let it go.   

I am a small town girl from Oregon; I love my family, and my friends.  I try to be good; I try to be humble and kind.  I've learned that bitterness, grudges, and hate, keep you from being the best person you can be, it keeps you down and focused on someone that probably could care two shits about you to begin with. Why waste your energy worried about someone you can't change or control?  Strive to be good, to improve, and to make your mark in the world. 

At the end of the day love like it's the last day you have to love and be as kind as you can be.