Saturday, July 26, 2014

6 Years Ago Today!


I know I have confessed my love several times for my husband but I really am in love with this man.  I feel so blessed to have my best friend be everything to me.  I know what it is like to be with someone who does not appreciate you.  I was married to one for 15 years.  Todd, well he is my soul mate. It took me 37 years to find him but I found him.
 
This picture was taken a day before our anniversary last year in Yellowstone.
 
This man is my rock.  He completes me.  I could not have made it through this year without him or at least sanely without him.  There are so many things I love about this man.  I love his humor, I love his spirit.  I love the way he looks at me.  You know, I have a self esteem issue and do not find myself attractive one bit, but sometimes I feel beautiful because the way he looks at me.  At times, his eyes and the way he smiles right before he tells me how beautiful I am or how lucky he is to have me I can see the beauty he is seeing in me. 

Last week I had a couple of bad days of missing my Dad.  Any time I get a voice mail, the phone asks me if I want to re-save old messages and all but one are of my Dad. After hearing him sing "Happy Birthday"  I just cried and cried.  I was alone in my car and I called my Grandma to see how she is doing.  She told me not good, she is always saying that, and she asked me how I was.  I started to cry and told her I miss my Dad so much.  She was there for me and while we were talking she told me what a great husband I have.  My Dad was so happy I found a good man to love me because that is all he wanted for all of his girls.  She told me she could see how much he loved me by the way he looked at me. She is right, you can tell by the way he looks at me.
 
 I truly have a good time with this man!  He makes it a point to make me smile and laugh.

The chorus of this song makes me think of Todd.



"All Of Me"

[Verse 1:]
What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You've got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down
What's going on in that beautiful mind
I'm on your magical mystery ride
And I'm so dizzy, don't know what hit me, but I'll be alright

[Pre-Chorus:]
My head's under water
But I'm breathing fine
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind

[Chorus:]
'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh

[Verse 2:]
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you're crying you're beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I'm around through every mood
You're my downfall, you're my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can't stop singing, it's ringing, in my head for you

[Pre-Chorus:]
My head's under water
But I'm breathing fine
You're crazy and I'm out of my mind

[Chorus:]
'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh

[Bridge:]
Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we're both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it's hard

[Chorus:]
'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh


I think it is a couple of reasons why I feel this way. Todd tells me my size does not matter to him.  He loves all of me and I am beautiful inside and outside.  The "love your curves and all your edges"  makes me think of that line in the chorus and I have had so many edges this year with mood swings from everything I have gone through.  He has been there every bit of the way and even shared my tears some when it came to Noah.  We do give all of us to one another.  The "All your perfect imperfections" part reminds me of an email he sent me a few days before we actually met for the first time.  We had been chatting online and emailing one another several times a day and I was worried he would not like what he actually sees.  He found this Chinese proverb and sent it to me. 
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

He told me I am his diamond, so the line "All your perfect imperfections" makes me think of our first date.
 
I cannot believe we have been with one another nine and a half years now and today we are in Chicago celebrating our 6th Anniversary.  Five years ago today, I married my Prince Charming. I love you Todd and as you say to me "You are my Moon and Stars" and I feel so very blessed that you feel the same way about me.  Happy Anniversary sweetheart.

Musical Mondays at My So-Called Chaos></a>There's nothing in my life, <br />I'd say I regret, <br />But there's something in your eyes that makes me forget, <br />The times that I believed that love was good as love could be, <br />I had it all, but I was wrong.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing like this.<br /><br />You can't describe the sea, <br />Unless you been there before.<br />It's just a mystery, <br />Until your standing on the shore, <br />And moved by every wave <br />Taking your breath away like you do, <br />To me.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing nothing like this.<br /><br />It's like another life, <br />Like I haven't felt a thing, until you.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing like this.<br /><br />Ohhhhh hooo<br />It was nothing like this<br /><br />Ohhhhhh ohhhhhhh ohh<br /><br />Nothing like, nothing like this.<br /><br />Ohhhhhhhhhhhh</div><div class=

Untitled

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Quick Hello!


Oh my dear friends! Life has been very busy lately here and the weather has been very different.  Last week we had beautiful Fall weather the temperatures were barely in the 70's when typically it is our hottest time of the year.  All because of another polar vertex.  This week!  This week we are back to normal and have heat index of 100.

I know it has been over a week since I have posted but it has been very busy week.  We began our de-cluttering a little early in hopes to do somethings that are fun while we are on vacation next week.  I will post the rooms later we are working on, however no before pictures.  They are awful!!!!  It will feel great once everything is done.  We do plan on doing some things on basically our staycation around here.  We have found some really cool things to do while I have been looking for all the Herkys on Parade.  I only have 11 left and then I will have photos of all 84.  Yes, I had posted previously that there were 83 of them but they were sneaky and snuck another one on July 15th and only gave clues to where his home is for now.  The first 10 people who located him won a prize.  I did not try but they did disclose this Golden Herky's location and we will be going to visit it.   Next week we will catch the remaining.

Tonight Kera graduates from Capri for massage therapy.  She took her boards last week and passed with flying colors.  I believe she ended up with the highest score from her class.  I am very proud of her.  She now has her license for therapist as well as her previous license for esthetician.   Her work schedule will be changing soon and I will have every other weekend free once again.  I am looking forward to it because I plan on painting or doing some sight seeing around home.  I cannot wait.

I will not be participating with Friday's Literary or Confessionals this week.  I probably will not be posting much next week either.  Tonight I am going to try to work on my post for Saturday and maybe Sunday's Song if I have time and schedule them to post later, that is if I have time tonight after the graduation.  I am also trying to pack everything Todd and I need for our little trip.  Tomorrow after work, he and I will be going for the weekend to Chicago where we will celebrate our anniversary which is Saturday.  Joshua and his girlfriend, McKenzie will be around home to keep their eye out on Ethan and Noah.

Our gardens are keeping us busy too!  The squash loves the cooler and wet temperatures as well as the beans and we are still getting peas, so not normal.  Our peppers and tomatoes do not like the cooler and wet weather one bit. We will not have a bumper crop of tomatoes this year.  We might get one harvest only from the plants.  I will be canning less this year.

On my down time this past week, I have been reading some blogs but I am also trying to finish this great book I am reading to meet my goal for the month.  I truly do not want to put the book down but I do not even have a lot of time to enjoy reading lately because I do not have much idle time.  Look at the sidebar of my blog and you will see what I am currently reading.

Watch for my Herky Parade post.  I think there will be about three or four post in all.  They are so interesting and I absolutely love the hunt!   Here is a little sneak peak of one of my favorites.


Here is a picture I took at the location of one of the Herky's.  


I never knew this place even existed.  The rec area is new and it is one of the places we plan to go next week and take any of the kids who are not working that day. They will be on the lake with either paddle boats, canoes, kayaks or those stand up surf boards while I take pictures.  I cannot wait and watch for a post about our day there.  

Bye for now!


Untitled

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy List ~ Starry Night Style


I went to the Brush and Barrel again.  I was really looking forward to this class and planned on adding a little more to my painting because if it turned out well I plan on giving it as a gift to one of my boys.  I have two who are huge fans of Dr. Who.  

 
I seriously need to get my hair cut.  LOL

I am very HAPPY with the way it turned out.  I need to work a little more on the Tardis but here is my painting after 2 1/2 hours of working on it.

Both boys love it and I think I know which one is getting it but I am not positive.  I plan on picking up a frame for it too.  I honestly had self doubt about being able to pull this one off but I am so HAPPY with it.  

I am also HAPPY how my hunt and pictures of  Herky on Parade 2 is turning out.  I believe I should have all of them but one by the end of this month.  I am a little worried about not getting one.  It was pushed over and it was sent to be repaired.  It was supposed to only take a week but it has not been returned yet and it has been over a month and a half, however the home of this statue is flooded so that may be the delay.  I am going to have to call to see if they have it available for me to take a picture of.  I honestly thought I would only get 82 of the 83 because I did not plan on driving to the airport in Cedar Rapids to take a picture of a statue BUT now Todd and I will be driving there to pick up a vehicle we are renting to take to Chicago, double HAPPY statue and trip to Chicago for our anniversary!

What are you HAPPY about this week? 

Untitled 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Motivating Monday ~ Move It

I feel good about last week.  I lost 4 pounds by changing the way I eat once again.  Now, just imagine how much more I could have lost if I was more active.  Well, I was on Sunday we did a little walking about 8 blocks and part of this was a steep hill.  This walk told me I need to do this more often!  Seriously, I feel more out of shape this summer than last summer and I weigh less.  I am sure it is because there for awhile during the end of summer and during fall I was doing great working out.  I do not ever want to feel like this again.

 This is so very true.  If you are not willing to do anything about it, then why complain. Let's do this together.  Get up and move more!  We all know it is not only our intake but we have to get up and move to feel better.  I will move more this week.  Saturday and Sunday I moved a lot by just walking, I plan to keep this going and add toning as well.  I found some great exercises for toning I can do at home.  Our membership is on hold for the next three months at the gym, mainly because we spend too much time with the garden and caring for Taj right now.  Kera will be graduating soon and I will have every other weekend back again as well as a few nights a week were we can workout again.  I love Taj and I am very proud of Kera for finishing her classes but I will be glad to be able to care for Jolene too once again.


 Are you with me?  Let's move it more this week!

Untitled

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday's Song


Oh this week's song is one I love.  I am singing it constantly lately.  I just LOVE it!  I think it has to be up to my top 10 favorites of all time.  I love the beat, I love the Caribbean sound, I love how it sounds 80-ish.  I also love the words to this song and the video is cute like the 80's videos too. I actually enjoy many songs from this band. Enjoy!


"Rude"

Saturday morning jumped out of bed
And put on my best suit
Got in my car and raced like a jet
All the way to you
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
To ask you a question
'Cause I know that you're an old-fashioned man, yeah

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is 'No'

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Yeah, no matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so
Rude

I hate to do this, you leave no choice
Can't live without her
Love me or hate me we will be both
Standing at that altar
Or we will run away
To another galaxy, you know
You know she's in love with me
She will go anywhere I go

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, 'cause the answer's still 'No"

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so
Rude
Rude

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say, I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but 'No' still means 'No'!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so
Rude
Why you gotta be so
Rude
Why you gotta be so rude? 

I will be participating with Miss Angie's Musical Monday as well.
Just follow her little badge link to listen to more great music this week, but wait for Monday.

Musical Mondays at My So-Called Chaos></a>There's nothing in my life, <br />I'd say I regret, <br />But there's something in your eyes that makes me forget, <br />The times that I believed that love was good as love could be, <br />I had it all, but I was wrong.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing like this.<br /><br />You can't describe the sea, <br />Unless you been there before.<br />It's just a mystery, <br />Until your standing on the shore, <br />And moved by every wave <br />Taking your breath away like you do, <br />To me.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing nothing like this.<br /><br />It's like another life, <br />Like I haven't felt a thing, until you.<br /><br />Thought I'd been touched, <br />Thought I'd been kissed, <br />Thought I'd been loved, <br />But it was nothing like this.<br /><br />Ohhhhh hooo<br />It was nothing like this<br /><br />Ohhhhhh ohhhhhhh ohh<br /><br />Nothing like, nothing like this.<br /><br />Ohhhhhhhhhhhh</div><div class=

Untitled
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...