Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Hello my friends

It's been a long time hasn't it?  So much to tell.  My Abigail is 15 now, and Rebecca will be 12 in March.  I have new pictures, but not sure how to work my new phone to get them on facebook and such.  Also I am very protective about my girls.  

My Rebecca made honor roll this quarter in 6th grade, and we are so proud of her.  Abby had some trouble starting out in highschool, but she is doing better.  They both are in a Christmas play this year, and Chuck is making the costumes.  Again we are proud of them.  Both girls are really becoming great young women, being beautiful inside and out.

As you can see above, I joined a new home business.  As of today, it is the last day to join free, but you can still grab some great deals for Christmas.  The last day to order for Christmas is December 1.  Until next time.

Carole

Saturday, July 27, 2013

What to Blog about:


Hello my friends!  It has been a long time since I've blogged, and now my 11 yr old Becca is also blogging.  Please feel free to comment on any of the blogs.  

So at one point in my life, I've had 6 part time jobs, I've quit all that craziness for now.  My patient load is less, for now, and I am able to breath and spend some time with the family.  Unfortunately, alot of that time is spent doing some housework, and some playing on the computer, and paperwork.  I need to divide myself into 3 it seems!!!   I am the big time dog walker.  There's no surprise, and still working on Sparky.   

The girls:  Well, Abby will be 15 in October, and starting high school this year.  I'm not ready for it.  Becca will be starting JUNIOR HIGH.  Both girls are wonderful children, they are good, and I couldn't ask for better.  They have spent the majority of the summer in summer camp.  Even though Abby says she hated it, she always bolted out the car door, and cheerful.  Abby wakes up less grouchy any more, and the girls still confiscate my beauty stuff.  I just had to give Abby my recent lip gloss.  Yep, had the talk about sharing make up, and I'm sure I'll have it again.  

We haven't done much free swimming, but the girls have been to the water parks.  Such fun for them.  Abby and Becca both have nice tans going, and I'm white as a sheet!  Chuck is just as pasty.  

Well that's all for now.  Have a good weekend.

Until next time.

Carole

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympics 2012 Summer

It is certainly going by fast, the summer that is.  I missed the opening ceremonies. but my hubby did record it for me.  I couldn't wait for Paul McCartney. The fact that there was 204 countries, some of them I hadn't heard of, was extremely fascinating to me.  I loved seeing the wardrobes all the countries wore as well.

I have to admit, he seems like age is catching up to him, he is 70 and showing it.  His voice sounded feeble as well.  But I love him.  Kind of hokey with the jumping out of the copter and the queen, but oh well. 

I watched the mens water polo, and was fascinated.  I really haven't watched much, but am excited to see what unravels.   

Well I am the biggest procrastinator and must get to my paperwork, until next time.

Carole

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hello and good morning blogging world!!!  Is anyone out there??  It has been an incredible summer.  I have had the girls in summer camp, and they love the activities.  Of course we missed all of our theater friends, but we will see them in the fall and winter.  My girls are actresses of course.

We don't have the money this year to go on a great big vacation, but we may do a weekend excursion before the girls go back to school, which will be on Aug 20th.  Last night I had them do some reading, because they have been like zombies in front of the television.  I do have them addicted to big brother...bad mom! 

I started marketing for a new home health company and it is going very slow, as is my housework, but I plan to have this house ready and clean before Christmas!


I love my facebook friends.  I love my blogger readers, keep reading.  Until next time!

Carole

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Surviving Summer Camp

Well we are almost a week into summer camp, and the girls are loving it. I wasn't sure if they'd take to it or not, since they had been in acting camp for so long. I asked them if they'd like to camp in the fall and they agreed, so all is not lost!! Chuck and I thought it would be a good change for the girls, and help round them out a little. Becca had been wanting to ice skate. Today, on this first Thursday of camp they will both take a trip to Haunted Trails, and are looking forward to it. I must say looking at the schedules for the two camps, the park district has the 8 weeks jam packed with fun activities. I even want to go to summer camp. I've also enlisted them into free bowling, which I would love for the girls to do with me as well. I would love to be on a mom and daughter team with them, if they can learn to stop throwing gutter balls. I am not all that consistent myself. I am hoping with this summer camp too, that the girls will make some new friends outside of the school arena. Both have had a hard time with bullies in the school, with the school doing little or nothing at all about the problem. I don't have the problems with Abby at home that the school seems to feel or think they have. All kids have their moments, and my heart child is no exception. It has been particularly hard on Abby these last 4 yrs or so dealing with her heart defect as well. Well, that is all for now. I do have so much more to tell you. Until next time. carole

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recovering from a teen sleep over

So my husband thought it would be good to have a sleep over with my daughters and their friends this past weekend. Great but the ages are 10 12, and two 13 yr olds. So I had gone out to see my late nightg patient. Before I left, I told my 10 yr old, who lay on blankets on the floor, she would be the first one to go to sleep. She denied it. So when I got home a few hours later, I could hear our tv blaring, as well as the girls. They were very loud. I told people if I were a burgular, I'd be afraid to burgle my house! So I was right when I stepped in the house, Becca was fast asleep. I played on the computer for an hour, not one peep out of Becca. I went in to check on the girls, they were wide awake. Then I checked on hubby, boy were his eyes droopin. I asked why he had the tv so loud, and he said so he could stay awake. Funny. It wasn't helping of course. So at 2 am Sparky decided to wake up Becca, and of course she had her second wind, and WIDE awake!! So I went in with my husband, planning to stay awake, only to wake up with Chuck yelling at the girls that it was time for bed. It was 3 am. Needless to say, the girls didn't fall asleep until 4 am. The next day, Becca got up around 7 and Abby around 10 am. I don't know that Chuck will plan a teen sleep over for a while. Funny. Brilliant Chuck.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Getting older

Definitely my daughters can out play, out run, out dance, out scheme, out think me (sometimes) Living with Asthma is not easy, and right now my biggest challenge. Many of us take the basics, eye sight, walking, talking and breathing for granted. I've has Asthma all my life. For a good part of my life it was controlled. When I was younger, I was always in the office getting epinephrine shots. My family smoked, and so I would go into an asthma attack because of that or another reason. I was always told you'll outgrow it. Oh how I waited for the day! It never happened. Because back in the day, I was considered a sick kid, ironically I became a nurse.

I got really sick around Easter, and being a nurse I should have known better. Being an asthmatic for over 40 yrs, I should have known better. Having two young girls I should have known better, I was really sick. Long story short, I took myself to the E.R. thinking I would zip in and get a breathing treatment. NOOOOOOOOO, I got the works, and still am not 100 % ..and I attribute that to getting older. My pulmonologist feels I am no worse for wear...but I do think my asthma hasn't gotten any better really, just better controlled. I am getting older. It ain't easy being an old asthmatic. Asthma sucks the life right out of you. It sucks. If you can get the picture. I am on the mend, for being old.
Until next time.

Carole