Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 TOP TEN

As I've done the past few's the past year in review (the good, the bad and not in any particular order):

BABY MILES!  In March we were blessed with another grandson and we love him to the moon and back!

We lost our baby Keyser to cancer this year.........   :(

We added Morgan to our herd; I don't want to get back into all those pigs again; but I do love the hairless and they are hard to find!

With no artistic ability what-so-ever - I discovered Paint Nite!  And discovered, though not perfect, I can be a Picasso (wink, wink):


We added Dexter to our herd: 

One of the worst thing that can happen, happened......we lost my nephew Chris on November 14th.  Much much too young to go, it is the most heartbreaking thing I've ever been through:

Chris was an artist and we planned to do a Paint Nite together in January.  :(

Weight loss is a constant thing I struggle with; but it was back to Weight Watchers and their new program - Smart Points.

Movies, movies, movies.... I saw so many movies this year - I lost count!  Thanks to CC for being my partner in crime, not only with movies but weight loss as well.

A successful Pet Drive and a successful Canned Food Drive.  I love doing these - thanks to all my co-workers and friends for making it happen!

Learning how to do day by day without a loved family member; that's the ongoing challenge.

For past Years in Review:

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Today was my nephew's birthday, he would of been 33.

I took flowers to his grave.......

Friday, December 4, 2015

And Now It's December......

Yep, missed the whole month of November.......

November was terrible.

November 14th my 32 year old nephew died from an overdose.  He was found sitting next to his bed. It was determined he had been dead for 12 hours.

Everything gets hazy after that.

I loved that boy (yes, I realize he was a man, but always a boy to me); I loved everything about him and it hurts so much to lose him and I guess it'll hurt forever.....

Sunday, October 18, 2015

And It's October......

Wow - it has been like FOREVER since I've written a post!!

Lots has happened though.....

We adopted a new dog from the Antietam Humane Society.  This shelter has a wonderful adoption program and the staff is so knowledgeable with the animals.  Very pleasant experience.

An owner surrender due to "no longer being able to care for him", he's been a wonderful addition:

We call him Dexter.  He's a 2-1/2 year old beagle and yes he does have the hound bark!!

Another Paint Nite (my new obssession) and hubby joined me this time (as well as Suzy, CC, Polt and Mama Polt)!

CC and I are back at Weight Watchers!!! (though I've been sick for over a week, so haven't had a first weigh-in yet and due to illness haven't eaten right yet).

And of course, hubby and I went to the beach:

Wish I could wake up at the beach everyday!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

And Whew....Some More!!

I can't believe how this month got away from me....not to mention the summer!  Where did it go???

Anyway....I'm off in the morning to Myrtle Beach!  Yep, another
V A C A T I O!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


My vacation is over!  That's always sad but it also is always good to get back home.

I was in Ocean City, MD with my one sister, her two daughters and her two grandsons.  We went last year and had a great time, so we went back this year.  Needless to say, my eating habits weren't good; oh the intention was there but they didn't play out.  So I'm back to square one; still doing simply filling.  I had a doctor's appointment prior to leaving for the beach and he suggested I enjoy myself and get back on track when I return.  So that's the plan!  He also upped my thyroid meds a teeny bit to move my metabolism along.

But anyway, I'm back and back on track and though it looks like I'm starting over - I'm not defeated yet!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


So I see another month has gotten away from me!  I really don't want to give up blogging; but life often takes over!!

I did ANOTHER Paint Nite and had tons of fun; I'm also signed up for another in August and have lots of friends coming along for that one.  This is the painting I did this time:

My dogs were a little bottom heavy; but I thought it turned out great!  This painting was very close to me...I see Toby & Lucy looking up in the sky at Keyser (represented by that bone shaped cloud).  I had signed up for this painting before losing Keyser (or even aware that I was) and now it seems like it was a glance into the future.

I do LOVE the Paint Nites though - there's one going on this afternoon with some spots left; I'd love to go but I'm getting ready for:

V A C A T I O N!!!!!

This is the second (hopefully annual) trip to Ocean City, MD with my sister, nieces and great-nephews!  Sure to be fun and entertaining; oh and I can taste those hard shell crabs already!!