Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Terrible Tuesday's

Well it is Tuesday the 11th day of Sept. thus the 9-11-01 anniversary. A sad day for our nation.. I often ponder why why did this have to happen. And then I get to thinking of the next 12-12-12 day.. what will that day bring. I have many tell me to quit thinking about it. But I can't.. I think of what this nation means to me and to others of my family and what God means to me. It is a real eye opening think to stop and think of the possibilities. I love God and my family and then so on. But God come first and then my family and then career job or what ever. But most of All God should come first in everyone's life. I hope I have instilled that in my Children and I hope my family (parents and brother) understand and I hope they follow this and put God first in there lives. All so on a day like this I pray that you will not be offended at my post. If it does I am sorry and Pray that God will be Lord of your life. So take today to stop and reflect on your life.. because others didn't have the chance to do that 11yrs ago.. So Have a Blessed day. Melody

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Well it is July all ready and so much has been going on, We just got back from Hawaii and had a great time. I also have been trying so hard to lose weight. I have lost 21 lbs so far. It has been a battle. But I am trying so hard. I know I didn't put it on over night and I am not going to lose it over night. So I am the slow and steady as the turtle goes (Grin) . We had a wonderful time in Hawaii. That was my anniversary present from hubby, it was our 30th on June 12th.. We took the kids with us they had a blast.. Figured they wouldn't get to go any other way. It was relaxing and peaceful. The kids first time in the airplane and they loved it.. I will try to down load pictures.. But like anybody cares.. I guess my subbies I have here don't give a flippin fig about my blog here.. Anyway we went to Kauai Hawaii the island of foliage. It was beautiful.. and the weather was very good yes it did rain everyday but it was showers u could be in and not get horrible wet. The Trade-winds keep the island cool. The high was 85 and low was 65.. I say that the weather was awesome. When everyone back home was 100 to 103.. And we were so cool, there is no humidity there. And the plant life there was beautiful and so was the waters. There was not bugs of any kind there.. but there were a lot of chickens and roosters.. even when going to the gas station. They were every where on the island.. Hubby and Kyle went deep sea fishing and caught tuna.. poor Kyle got sea sick once.. threw up over board and that was it.. He was a trooper.. He had a great time fishing. Kelly and I just lazy around the resort and I did laundry too as we had a washer n dryer so I didn't have to wash when we got home. We had a whole week there from Thursday to the following Wednesday. So we were there a total of 7 days. We also had a fun kitchen and i cooked our meals as it was terrible expensive.. I mean it was 40.00 for adults and 35 for kids even if you just got a burger and fries.. So they had grills and we grilled out every night and went to a little market they had near the resort.. not to bad., but of course if u wanted eggs they were like 5.99 a dozen and milk was 7.99 a gallon and the bread was like 2 something a loaf.. so we went and got a local card for the stores and it help us save quite a bit. If u had a Little Debbie addiction then go there and u will be broke from it... a dozen donuts were 6.99 a box and the cakes were like 6.99 a box of 6 and the pies were like 2.99 a pie.. so needless to say we didn't buy them.. What was kool was the local Walmart had surf boards but they were like 699.00 so that was pricey.. They had one Walmart and One Kmart and a few stores at the mall but all in all it was mostly tourist shops. We had a rental car and we put over 600 miles on it.. good thing they didn't charge by the mileage.. LOL But everything you wanted to do was clear across the island. so the only way to get any where was by car. But I must say it was a a great trip. This summer has been so busy. We got new pedi chairs for the salon and we have had a increase in business. And of course with Kyle in football and wrestling he has been busy with practices and also we had a Special thing with Kelly going to the "Major League All Stars Game" in Kansas City. It was total awesome. And we have a family Reunion on the 28th of this month. And also the first weekend in August we are going to Pennsylvania for a Little League game the Special Pony kids are going to help with the World Series that the Pony League has... So all in all it has been a busy summer so far.. Kyle will start His Jr. Year this year they start school on the 17th or 20th of August.. will know more when we register for school. He is excited for his Jr yr. But it also will be a stressful year as he will be preparing for the ACT's & SAT's.. He is starting to stress out a bit.. He also is Dating a girl from town here and they have been going out for over a yr.. minus 2 weeks that they broke up but all is well. She is home schooled. And works at the local grocery store as a checker. Kyle wants a job but with his school work and his sports he wouldn't be able to keep up.. So we have chose not to let him work. But it may change.. not to sure.. I can't wait to get back at crafting and scrap booking.. Took the summer off and well ever since April trying to save money for the trip.. And as soon as Kyle is registered for school and school clothes bought I am going on a major Scrap Booking shopping spree!! LOL LOL I so have been waiting for this.. I have to get pictures developed and do my Hawaii vac. scrap book.. Well I need to go I have a client that just came in and I have to get busy working.. Have a great day! Melody

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Well it is another day in the life of Me.... I have some really good news I lost another 4 pounds this last week. I am getting so super excited. I love the B 12 & B6 shots... they are so working... My daughter lost another 2 pounds.. I am super excited for her..

Well the Easter season is upon us. I just Praise the Lord for all that he has done In my life and my Families lives.. I am having Easter at my house I think unless my daughter wants to have it at her house.. Either way it will help my mom out.. her arm is healing very well ... I took out the stitches before we went to my uncles funeral. She wanted them out so she didn't have to have a big ole bandage on her elbow.. So I got all 10 of them out.. good thing the Doctor used blue thread it was easy to see them that way. Well I am going to change subjects sorry to be so random but I have had a ruff last month with clients also the 2 months before.. Hubby is not to happy and wants me to just give up the shop and not have it any more. I have had a few more than I had the previous month but not enough to make bills and he is up set that I am taking money he makes to support my shop.. And says it is not fair to the family. So I have been in deep thought over this..I just can't give it up.. not yet anyway.. Any way I will close for now and get ready for my 1:00 pedi client..


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday March 28,2012

Wow am I excited.. My daughter and I each have lost a total of 10 lbs. A piece this month. The B12 & B6 shots are helping to get my energy level up so I am doing more activity. I go in 60 days for a thyroid test to see if the medicine is working. I hope it is and that it isn't a permanent thing. I do have one sad thing to say I lost another uncle to cancer this last week. His wishes were to be cremented and to have a Memorial service. Which is this Saturday. My husband and I and my parents will be traveling 2 hours to go to the services. In January my dad lost his brother to cancer and this month my mother lost her brother. There were 3 boys in my dads family and there were 7 in my mothers family and now there are 3 left in my dad's.. him and his older brother and there is just 3 left in my mother's .. my mother and her 2 younger sisters. It is hard to see parents lose there loved ones. My grandparents are all gone and now the aunts and uncles are going. I guess that is the process of getting old. I know we must all die but it doesn't make it any easier. I dread the day when it is my parents that have passed on. I don't think I will be able to bare it. We are a close family..
Well I have taken enough writing of my family. On to other things. I would like to hear from you my subscribers.. and see pictures of your things that your proud of either family or your crafts or anything. Please let me see what makes you happy.

Well I am off it is to work I go and I hope it is a good day or I am afraid I will have to close the nail salon.. this economical strain is kicking our butts. Well until later peace I leave with you.

Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF March 23, 2012

TGIF. I am so glad it is Friday. It has been a week. It has been a struggle. I have been on a roller coaster. Just praying God gives me Favor in his site. I am going thur some things. I just pray things get better or else I won't like the out come of this. The craft me is in a funk and I can;t seem to get past this. And the trouble is I have stuff to craft with just need the mojo to kick in so I can scrap. I need to quite having a pity party because nobody will come and I will be the only on that cares so I need to either go on or stop and let this consume me. And I don't want that to happen. Anyway Monday I go back to the Dr. and see what she says about my progress in the weight I have lost. The no regular soda thing is getting better. Had the with drawls and headache that comes with that. I am going to be researching for recipes for low fat high protein and low carbs. Have had a heck of a time talking to the nutritiousness. Seems as we can't get together and that is discouraging. One thing that did perk me up was a dear friend complimented me and my daughter that she could tell we are losing as she can tell it in our faces. I guess we had chubby cheeks.. lol lol lol I just will be glad to get back into some of my skinny clothes as I call them. Since summer is coming I want to get back in to my capris and shorts and my tanks. As I don't want to buy any more clothes as we all have a whole room downstairs full of our clothes for the whole family. It is like a walk in closet. It is the utility room were the washer and dryer is. There are things we have planed this summer that I want to be able to enjoy but being heavy I can't enjoy them. Well I need to run as it is time for work..

Monday, March 19, 2012


Well it is a windy Monday but it is sure nice. Warm and sunny the way I like it. Got another shot last Thursday and it is helping. I have gotten a lot done.. I have lost another 3 pounds for a total of 7 pounds all together. Rather proud of my self tho. My daughter and I are doing this together. And she has lost 3 so far. I am proud of her. My dream is to be at least 50 pounds lighter by June.. I so want to be that for our vacation to Hawaii. It is our 30th wedding anniversary. We are taking the 2 younger kids with us.. As this will be the only time we will be able to take them there as a family.. There excited.. Just wish my oldest daughter could go with us..

Anyway I just wanted to check in here and let you all know that I am doing alright just not been on the computer that much... There are issues.. But I will check in often tho and keep you all updated..


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Good Morning March 7,2012

Good Windy Wednesday!!
It is so windy today.. and there predicting rain for the rest of the week after today.. Been a busy week. I have to go and get my B12& B6 shot Thursday and Friday my son is off to a school function and will return home Saturday night. Going to a Global Fest for his Spanish club.. Not sure what I am going to do this weekend.. With rain and all .. probably do laundry and just chill. Or tackle some closet that need cleaning out. Who knows.. Well things are going good with the weight loss.. I am keeping a journal on my computer and writing down everything I eat. Also got a call yesterday from the clinic.. my blood that they drew had some issues. 1. I am anemic and 2. High cholesterol & 3. I have a very low reading on my Thyroid and there wanting to give me medication for it. So maybe that is why I am fat..... lol Anyway I have to go and see the PA when I get my shot to see what I need to do. I will let you all know.. But I best close for now and finish getting ready for work.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Monday March 5, 2012

Happy Monday Y'all !!
It is a gorgeous day here in SI ... The sun is shining and the temps. are not to bad .. I am so proud of my self today.. I didn't go back to sleep after taking Kyle to school .. I didn't feel the urge to crawl back in bed.. Yay Me! Those B12/B6 shot I got is still working .. The energy is still here.. I get a shot once a week ... They may burn but so worth it if it keeps my energy up and I can accomplish daily task. I have had breakfast and dishes are done. Been catching up on my You tube vids.. And I am making out a list of things that need done today and a grocery list. Oi vey I hate that job going to the store for groceries. Seems I buy to much.. But don't we all . I have to cut out my coupons before I go and get my adds to know were to go for my best deals. That in it's self is a chore. The Sunday paper had 3 coupons booklets this week so it is a good week. Sometimes they don't have squat. I am also going to go thur and purge some craft stuff that I haven't used and box it up and give it to a couple of my U Tube friends! I hope they will enjoy it.. Well I need to shove off and get started on my things since I am off today from work . TTYL

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The first day of the rest of my life..

Hello all
It is the first day of the rest of my life. I have decided to take control of my life. Decided to take it back. I have been a slug long enough.. I feel so much energetic today .. Due to a B12 and a B 6 shot I got yesterday.. I have been so lethargic and have had no energy and feel so bad but seen the Dr. and advised a B12 & B6 shot for a boost of energy. And it is working I think.. well I have more than I had yesterday .. I have gotten my kitchen clean and the counter tops clean and the stove clean and the dishes done. I hope with the new energy I will start feeling like getting up and doing things. And losing weight. I need to if I am to do all the fun things this summer with the kids. So many vacations and mini trips and I want to enjoy myself and not feel to tired and hurt to walk and participate and not sit and watch. ..

And who knows I might get some scrapping done to like I want to do.
Well break is over and I am off to clean some more.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Hello Well it is the last week or so of February. It feels if my world is turned up side down.. I lost a Uncle 3 weeks ago and now I am losing another one.. Both to the dreadful Cancer.. I hate cancer it has taken do many of my family members and friends.. It doesn't get any better. If that isn't enough I have had a cough for over 4 months now.. Afraid to go to the Dr. I know I should.. But still afraid.. Then if that isn't bad enough my son is giving me fits.. I just don't know how to handle it all. Hubby is to harsh on him and it upsets me when they holler back and forth.. I guess i am the peacemaker or peace keeper.. I have always tried to keep peace in the family and not try to cause waves.. Even if it isn't my fault and it is a family member causing the trouble I just roll over and give in.. Just to keep peace in the family and to have a happy life.. Which at this point I am not happy. Oh well .. That is me the wishy washey person that I am.. anyway I am off here to get some laundry done... Just need my mojo back to scrap... Maybe this is what I can Put in my smash book my dreadful life.. Ha Ha Well I will close for now.. Will write more later..
Melody & My SO CALLED LIFE.....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jan.20 2012

Well it is has been a while and I have broken my resolution to write on my blog everyday or almost everyday. Bummer.. I have been in a slump.. I have a lot of things I need to do and I haven't done them.. I feel so bad.. What is with me.. Need to improve ... as my dad use to say"Shape up or Ship out"..I guess I have to many iron's in the fire as they say.. Or maybe it is ADHD for adults. Or may be laziness.. who knows..In such a funk and in a rut and not sure how to get out.. I want to craft.. but can't seem to leave the computer along long enough to actually do something.. Does anyone have that problem.. I can't seem to follow thru on anything.. And I am not liking it either.. Well I am off for now to a least attempt to do something... Maybe laundry or clean... who know's.... Well until later.

Monday, January 2, 2012


WOW HAPPY NEW YEAR AND 2012. Well it has been since march that I have been on here. I am a bad blogger but it is one of my new years resolutions to get better. And to post more pics and to craft more.. I know it is a lot to start out with but I am going to try my best and as my husband say "All U can do is your best" & "If U do ur best then that should be good enough." So Onward and Upward.. It is an adventure everyday... So as this new year starts out.
Yesterday Jan. 1,2012 Was a great day had church and then dinner at my mom;s for our yearly Ham & Beans and corn bread and Fried potatoes.. And then a bit of shoppin with mom and then back to church last night.. Yesterday was a great day.

Jan. 2, 2012: Today I got up late and it felt great and got to do a bit of leisure surfing the net. And I have watched utube and gotten some Ideas for this year.. Later on It will be taking down the Christmas tree and decor and then laundry. Need it for this next week. My son said this year he was going to get up and not give me grief at going to school .. I pray he sticks with it.. He and his Girl Friend Mallory have been dating for 6 months today.... She has been so good for him.. His wrestling season is almost over we have this month and it will be done. He has an all day thing Saturday the 7th... So his dad and I will be working there most of Saturday.. Any way I am off to get started on the tree and laundry..
Happy New Year!!!