Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I want to say thank you to everyone that prayed for Jenni Wallace Cornwell. She went to Heaven on March 23, 2009 to be with her mother. Continue to remember the family as the visitation is tomorrow evening and the funeral will be Friday afternoon. I spoke with Josh today and he sounded pretty good. I've got to be strong so I don't break down on him this week. He has asked that Ronnie be a pall bearer since he was Jenni's "boyfriend." He also reminded me how much she loved him. But who didn't she love? She was truly a great person.

Ronnie is still unemployed. Seems like there are no local jobs. It's hard to want him to get a job knowing there's a chance that it will take him away from home a lot. That will be difficult, but we can do it again...we just don't want to.

The house thing is moving on regardless of everything else. The foundation guys were here Monday and Tuesday and were able to get finished before all the predicted rain.

So why did I call this post "emotions?" Because I'm not sure how to feel. I'm heartbroken about Jenni, but I know she's doing so much better than all of us. I'm worried about Josh...he'll be strong, but I hate to think of him being alone after all the formalities. I'm glad Ronnie is at home, but I worry about the money situation. I stress over the fact that a new job could take us back to being weekend lovers like we were before. It's not easy. I am excited about the house, but with everything else that goes on I don't keep that feeling too long. I guess life just isn't supposed to be easy. I think that's all the rambling I'll do for today.

Have a blessed day and leave a comment if you stop by.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Still losing

I didn't do so hot with WW this week, but I still lost a little. This morning I weighed like I normally do and had only lost .2lb. That stunk, but I knew that I had splurged a little this week and it was expected. I hung around the house with Ronnie and later went to help Grandma turn her quilt. While I was there I weighed again. It was down another .8. At that point I said let me go pee and when I came back it was down another .2. So, it may be a little of a stretch, but I'm going to say that I lost 1.2 pounds this week. :)

Keep praying for Jenni and the Wallace and Cornwell Families. God Bless!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Life is just peachy...

Can you smell the sarcasm dripping off that one? There is too much crap happening all at the same time and I don't think I can handle it all much longer!
Jenni is in very grave condition. I can't imagine how Josh and her family must be feeling right now. I dread checking her blog because I don't know if I'll be able to handle what's there. But I am thankful that I can know what is going on and let Josh know that I'm here for him. Please continue to pray.
I'm so tired of my students that it's not even funny anymore. I overslept EVERY morning this week. I didn't get to school until 8.10 on Thursday. I just have no desire to be there. Sad.
And the kicker...Ronnie got laid off today. Isn't that just great? So now we're building a house and lost one income. This sucks....really....bad.
Tired of talking about how cruddy this is...bye.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March 14 Weigh-in

Just thought I'd post really quickly. New weight is 186. A loss of 1 pound.
Got to go. I'm going to a consignment sale with my SIL. Toodles.

Friday, March 13, 2009

House Update

Everything is going well with our new house. We were able to secure financing with no problems at all. A feat considering our credit histories (we've been working on our scores) and the state of the economy and the housing market at the moment. God certainly answered a prayer there. He is supplying our needs because the trailer is constantly surprising us with needed repairs and new dangers, not to mention that it seems to be growing smaller. Enough about the box we're in now. We're on to better things.
The company sent their guys out on Wednesday and they were able to get the footings put in within a few hours. It's neat to see where the house will actually be and the outline of the future foundation. We're glad that the rain and snow dried up for a few days and that the sun shone long enough to get that done in the time alotted.
Yesterday Ronnie talked to our salesman. We found out about our downpayment and things like that. Then Curtis told him that he had had to make some decisions since our house was on the line. That phrase threw me off, but what he really meant was that our house was on the assembly line. YAY! And the decisions were minor; he added 2 electrical outlets to the outside for us. He said if it were going to be his house he would have done it, so he added them for us. Cool deal. Out of all that rambling the only part that matters is that our house is being built!!! I'm getting very excited.
I'm also getting a little nervous as well. We've never had a house payment! We'll be ok I'm sure, I just get stressed about things when it comes to money and debt. I've grown to hate debt and I'm trying to get out of as much of it as I can. But I love that I'm going to get to have a home that is in good condition and that will be large enough for us. I can't wait to paint and decorate. I'm even looking forward to cleaning it (a little) because I will finally have decent closets, drawers and cabinet space in the kitchen and bathrooms, and a separate area for the washer and dryer! Woohoo! Did I mention that we'll have two bathrooms? Awesome! I can give Ethan a bath in one while Ronnie makes the other one smell bad. Then I can wait for the fan to clear out the clouds and enjoy a relaxing, candle-lit soak in my garden tub! Ahhhhh!
I think that's enough rambling for now. I'll be back with weigh-in news tomorrow (I really hope I haven't gained! I walked over 3 miles yesterday!!). Please continue to remember Jenni and Josh in your prayers. The link is at the top of the page. God Bless!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


My friend, Jenni, whom I have known for over 7 years, has been battling cancer for several years. She is now at Duke Hospital fighting several conditions that have resulted from her weakened state. I have put her blog in the section that shows the blogs that I follow. I know that she and her family would appreciate any good thoughts or prayers that you may have for her. Also, her husband, Josh, has set up an adsense account to generate some money while they're unable to work. Please visit the site, learn about her condition, and click on the ads so that they can earn some money while at Duke. Thanks so much and God bless!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What a lovely day!

It's Saturday again! Hard to believe, but this year is already flying by. First, my weigh-in results. My TOM began this morning so I think that added a couple of pounds, but I lost 1.4 pounds and my total loss is now 13 pounds! That being said...I have completely pigged out today on anything and everything that I could find! I'll just have to work extra hard this week to knock it all back off.
Now then. We've had a really fun day today! One of those days when nothing really gets accomplished, but you're tired anyway and you know you've had fun! This morning the three of us watched cartoons together and then Ronnie did some work on the tractor while Ethan played with the dog and I lay in the grass taking pictures. Afterwards, we got out the 4-wheelers and went on a little adventure. Ethan rode with me and we did some major splashing through the creek! He kept screaming "That was fun!" So we kept going! Later Ethan and I "baked cakes" in his sandbox while Ronnie worked on his project Jeep. Somehow I managed to pick up the living room and wash 4 loads of laundry to hang on the line and Ronnie washed my dishes yesterday. Today has been fun!
I think that's about it for now. We're going to get cleaned up and go grab a bite to eat and buy address numbers for our soon-to-be driveway!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Long Day

Yesterday we had a snow day. The snow was nice, but I still went to work for a workday. It wasn't too bad. Ronnie went with me and hung out while I worked. I think it did him good to get out of the house. Since they were out yesterday, my kids were bouncing off the walls! I don't know if we'll make it to spring break, much less to the middle of June! I'm counting down the days.
Speaking of counting down the days. The consultant that is helping me with the trip I'm leading to Costa Rica called today and verified that we'll be gone from June 24 through July 2. We're only 113 days away! I'm nervous, but excited! I can't wait!
I'm still at school because there is a meeting for the upcoming 9th graders and their parents tonight. I have to give my little blurb about the foreign language department. It should be so much fun! Can you sense the sarcasm?
It's good that I have some time though because I'm being observed tomorrow morning and these couple of hours will give me a chance to get some stuff done.
I guess that's all for right it's not! I almost forgot! Yesterday I went walking with my MIL and SIL with Ethan in tow. We walked 2.8 miles!!! Not very smart when I had to carry Ethan on my shoulders for at least half of that! At least I got some good activity points for WW!!
So I think that's all for now. Toodles.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Congrats Card

This is a card I made this afternoon for a couple at church that has found out they are going to have a baby. I also have a picture of Ethan and his finger after he "helped" me with the ink pad.