Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life!


It's has been months since I last posted and so many wonderful things have happened in my life, namely a new love interest!

I have met the most amazing, wonderful, kind, compassionate, thoughtful and sincere man EVER!  His name is David.  We currently have a long distance relationship of approximately a two hour commute.  We see each other primarily on the weekends, however, his job enables him to work remotely from my home as scheduling permits.

I have included a few pictures of him and some events of the great times we've been sharing both together and apart.

I also hit the BIG 50 in May!!  I must say having such a wonderful man in my life made the reality much easier to accept! ;-)

Happy summer Everyone and I'll attempt to post more regularly!


 February was enjoyed by a visit from my daughter and a trip to Frankenmuth for the Ice Festival!

 A business trip to Chicago...I couldn't resist the Chicago style hot dog from Portillos!
 So good but soooooo bad!

During spring break, my son I headed to Raleigh to visit my daughter/sister during the Duke/MSU basketball playoffs!  Who do we root for??  We cheered for both!

Parties for friends turning 50! 

A Jimmy Buffet concert in Indianapolis was loved by a sea of people!!

 Yup! I turned 50!!!!!  Yikes, that makes me a 1/2 century old! 

But this guy makes it all OK!!

Fun in the Sun in Northern Michigan!

Good times with my daughter while visiting in May!

Coffee in the morning by the water with my Mr. Wonderful!
Ahhh, life is good!

This was the view...

More friends turning 50!

Beautiful Sunsets...

...and Sailboat Races

Weekend of Weddings! Wedding #1...

With Mr. Wonderful of course!

Wedding #2...

Poor guy he endured the torture of two weddings in two days and barely knew anyone!
He was a great sport about it all and participated with a great attitude and a smile!

And...he was my biggest cheerleader during our 5K race the morning of the second wedding. 
I took third in my age division, but only because of his encouragement!! 

Life is good, I am blessed!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pink Christmas Cactus

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone and Happy New Year!

First off I would like to thank Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday each week. Click on the Image in the right sidebar to visit her site.  I have been away from blogging for a while.  I'm so happy to be back!  You can catch up on my life while I was away in the So Many Updates post below.

Today I am blogging about my beloved Christmas cactus.  I have been trying to get this poor thing to bloom for 6 years.  I have re-potted it, put it in a dark place for several months, watered it and lovingly cared for it.  It just wouldn't bloom.  It has flourished in size but just no blooms...until now!

I think I have finally solved the problem, the location!  I moved into my current house just over a year ago and found a nice window with indirect sunlight.  I was told it should be in a southern facing window but this one faces the north.  I suspected I would be bloom doomed again this year, but low and behold I have these beautiful pink flowers!  I'm so excited!  I have more buds appearing daily, a little after Christmas but that's okay with me!  It's BLOOMING!!

Enjoy your day and stay warm if you're in the northern climates like I am.  A foot of snow and temperatures in the teens...I want to live somewhere warmer than this!  Hopefully soon!



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's a Birthday Party!

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you that Sue from CollectinTexas Gal is having a Birthday Party and of course there is a give-a-way.  Click her Birthday Party invitation on the right and sign-up today!

Have fun and good luck!


Monday, January 4, 2010

So Many Updates!

Hello has been months since I last posted and so much has happened in my life, some pretty ordinary, some fun and some very sad.

The photo above is from one of the highlights over the past few months.  My daughter Elizabeth, lovingly referred to as Betsie (she hates that name) came home for a visit in late October.  She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina; I have been searching for months to find a job there to be closer to her and to get out of the miserable Michigan cold weather!

I mentioned some bad...well, while Betsie was home, I was sooooo sick.  My "unofficial" diagnosis was the swine flu.  I missed 6 consecutive work days which has never happened before!  I had body aches, a temperature, sore throat and major lung and head congestion.  It was awful!!  The doctor diagnosed me with a variation of a strep infection and prescribed antibiotics.  One week later,  I left for San Diego.

This photo is from our recent trip to San Diego, my first ever trip to southern California.  What a breathtakingly beautiful place!  I would love to live there.  This was our view from the patio of the quaint restaurant where we had breakfast on the last morning of our visit.  What a great place to recuperate from the flu!
Let the holidays begin!  Dinner for two on Thanksgiving.  We had a nice time, but I missed my kids and the family togetherness!

Christmas favorite time of the year! 

A very  very sad day for me was December 17, 2009, the day I said goodbye to my sweet boy Toby.  He suffered through liver cancer for weeks and I held him for hours on his last night on earth.  I love you Toby and your memory will live in my heart forever!

Cookies for the neighbors!  I put my baking skills to the test, they were enjoyed by one and all (including me, hehe)!

Christmas with the family (my son and me) at my sister's beautiful home, minus my daughter.  She stayed in Raleigh working both Christmas eve and Christmas day; we missed her!

The week between Christmas and New Year's was spent in Raleigh with my daughter!  We had a great time and enjoyed a lot of Mother/Daughter bonding.  In addition, I got to meet the new man in her life!  What a great guy, she seems truly happy!

Now it's back to work and surviving the winter doldrums...did I mention I hate the COLD Michigan winters??? 

I promise, I'll be back soon!