Wednesday, September 19, 2012
And thanks for the comments ladies. It is nice to see that there are a few of you out there who still check in with me. I'm looking forward to both of your photos in this challenge :)
Stacy, we will absolutely get together in December. I am so looking forward to it!
Dani, I am beginning to really love instagram. How can I find you?
I was starting to think about all the stuff that has been going on since I posted last. There's been A LOT! Some big stuff and some not-so-big stuff...but definitely more than we are used to seeing in such a short period of time. I'm not going to bore you all with the details of each, but they deserve mentioning if for no other reason than for me to have a record of it. So, here's a breakdown of my year so far.
~ My Cubub's passing
~ MONephew moved here and in with my parents
~ MOSis, her fiance and daughter moved here and in with us
~ MONephew and my parents didn't work out. He moved in with us too.
~ Went to the Def Leppard/ Poison/ Lita Ford concert. Seats were amazing and the show was awesome!
~ The heating element in our oven broke. Couldn't use it for almost a week until replacement came.
~ The compressor in our air conditioner died at the end of July. At $1500 to fix, it has remained dead. As was our moods for most of August in 90-100 degree temps. Even the dogs looked wilted. Bring on the fall weather!
~ Shell turned 37, I turned 38, and our kids turned 14!
~ My CASis was here for a weekend and my bestest friend and his boyfriend visited us for a week in January. I know I already talked about them, but they were both highlights during a sad time and deserve mentioning again.
~ Shell's dad and girlfriend drove out from Utah in March to see us. It was very nice getting to know her a little and Shell loved having her dad around.
~ We bought a new-to-us car in April after Shell's became too expensive to fix. So she took mine and I get to drive the new one. It's a Chevy Malibu and I love it.
~ Celebrated my MONiece's 5th birthday in March with family and friends. First time we've celebrated a birthday with her :)
~ My boy had a 3-day tension headache likely caused by his posture when sitting at the computer. Within a week my girl was at the doctor with a pulled muscle in her neck from stretching wrong.
~ My girl also had a sinus infection that lasted FOREVER. When I started feeling sick soon after I thought it was the same thing. Nope, it was bronchitis. I'd never had it before and would not like to experience it again.
~ My boy decided not to continue playing football. To say that Shell was disappointed would be an understatement. He was good at it, but just didn't enjoy it anymore. No need to pay for a sport that he doesn't want to be in.
~ We took three trips. Two to CA and one to UT. They all deserve their own posts.
~ My kids started high school. My girl is now the stage manager for the elementary/middle school musical and they are both in an internship program to learn the technical side of the theater.
~ I started my 5th semester of college.
~ MOSis and her fiance are "on a break". After constant bickering and arguing, they decided to take some time and decide if this is something they want to try to salvage. He went back to MO. This just happened two weeks ago.
Never a dull moment! And I even left some stuff out! No wonder I feel like this year has been rough.