Sunday, February 24, 2013

Life Is Good

Good Sunday morning to one and all.  I'm actually writing here this morning...shock!  It's 9:41 a.m. on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning and I feel like tapping some words on this keyboard.  When I started this blog nearly 7 years ago I blogged for my sanity, to try and get over the grief of losing my best friend Gail, my mother, our dog, becoming empty-nester's and turning 50 all within a six month span.  I think my lack of blogging is because I am content with my life.  I used to write in my journal, or here, to try and make sense of my life and to figure out what to do or feel.  I feel great now.  My life is good.  My marriage is fantastic, all 37 years of it so far.  Our girls are fantastic.  The oldest has given us our first grandchild and her life is rocking along.  We are so happy that her life is where it is now and that granddaughter is AWESOME!  The youngest is happy!  She has found a good love and her life is taking some turns for the good and I couldn't be happier for her.  Business is good and we can continue to employ our long time employees and give them stability, along with ourselves.

Me, yes me...I am feeling really good.  I have finally come to terms with the terrible grief that consumed me when Gail and my momma died.  I didn't think I could get over that and move on but I have.  I will never, ever forget them but my life has to move forward.  I have to enjoy my sun-filled days, my life and continue on.  Maybe it's the sun streaming through my window that is making me feel so good.  Maybe it's the recent visit from Afton and her guy that has me in good spirits.  Or it could be that precious little pumpkin Rio that lights up my life.  Whatever it is I am glad.  I have found my new love of painting and I've nurtured my friendships to fill my empty.  Life is good.  My life is good.  (I'm kind of drippy today.)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Music Friday

Finally, here is one of the songs Afton and Nick did at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.  Enjoy listening to our daughter and her guy on the vibes.  

Social Call

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Music Plays On!

The concert is done and what a fantastic success!  Their little newly found temporary group was a great mesh of talent and the audience loved it.  Oh my, oh my, oh my!  It was exciting to hear our girl and her guy wow people who had never heard them.  
Tomorrow they head back to LA and to carry on with their lives.  Hopefully they will perform here again soon since the response was so good. 
Hopefully The Hubby will get the videos uploaded from his phone and I can share on YouTube! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Family Time

Life here the past week has been CRAZY and great fun.  The youngest and her boyfriend flew in late, late, LATE Thursday evening from LA and it has been a whirlwind for sure.  If you are in the Tulsa area tonight, tonight is the place to be.  They will be performing at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame!  Yesterday they had a bass player and drummer and Nick's vibraphone set up in our front room practicing and Afton singing....WOW!  I pretty excited to hear them on stage, the full concert.  They have been rushing around doing all kinds of stuff and last night we, as a family all went to B&B's to play with little Rio and eat Indian food.  What a great evening introducing Afton to Rio and Nick.  Tonight after the concert we invited some cousins, inlaws, family and a few friends over to enjoy brisket and a few salads.  Impromptu gathering. The brisket is ready, salads are made, brownies are calling.  

We've found our feet...
and personality! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I am here, trust me.  Feeling so much better.  I've just been kind of quiet with the blogging lately and not sure why.  I don't know if I'm depressed or just content with everything around me.  Life is good!

Valentine's Day has come a couple of days early for me.  The Hubby decided he wanted to get me some roses before they were totally picked over and I am a happy girl.  He is the best for sure.  I love my partner in life.  He makes me so very content and HAPPY!

The little kiddo in our life now, Rio, is growing by leaps and bounds.  I can't believe how she is changing, daily.  What a cutie she is.  Her smile just makes my insides just jump for joy.  Kiddos are awesome and you would die for them, but those grandkiddo's....YEEHAW!!!!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


Melancholy...that is what I am feeling lately.  I'm not sure if it is spring fever or just flat out depression.  I just spent 30 minutes re-reading my blog posts from the beginning, 2006, after the death of my best friend and just before the death of my mother.  I feel in a rut in a way and I should be happy.  I'm having great fun babysitting with dear Rio and am excitedly awaiting the visit from the youngest daughter and her boyfriend next week.  Yet, I can't seem to read or paint or have a smile on my face.  What is up with that.  I'm just kind of blah!  I'm going to blame it on old man winter and they cold.  Yet today and the past couple of days have been nice and SUNNY!  I'm so ready for spring and summer and I'm ready to NOT WORK!  In fact, I'm playing hooky this morning when I know I should be at the office.  Here I sit at home typing away putting off the shower and packing up of art supplies for class today.  Even that doesn't make me happy.  I don't have anything inspiring me to paint and that is a real bummer.  I've got to get in my happy place.  I don't even want to get my camera out and take pictures so that I have something to paint.  I NEED FLOWERS!  I NEED SUN AND WARMTH!  Come on spring and summer.  I'm ready for a garden!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Busy Granny

The past couple of weeks have been quite busy for me and B.  She started teaching again and that means Granny babysitter has begun her new job of, well, babysitting sweet Rio.  Unfortunately the little booger has decided that sleep is overrated and takes a lot of very short naps, and sleeping for B&B is almost non-existent.  Fortunately, she is happy and not too cranky.   
We've set up the back office at work that is not used into a makeshift nursery.  Thank goodness my knee is fixed so I can get down on the floor and play with her a bit.  Today she is 4 months old.  They certainly grow fast and she changes everyday.  What a joy.