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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I know...I know...Where have I been???? Oct 8,09

I know...I know... I have been AWOL for too long. Thanks for being so patient with me. And thanks to those of you who have taken the time to check on me through email.. It means more than you know. It's so nice to have such good friends that you have never meant As most of you know... my life these past few months have been anything but great... but we are still hanging in there. I have had ups and downs and am making choices that I hope will make life better for all of us. I am seriously thinking about getting a job... I hate to think about my kids in day care but it is a must at this point.. DH is on the fence too. We love the fact that I can be here for them, but times are hard. In my last post he had sold his old truck and now he has another one.. He just didn't like the one he was driving so he found another Peterbilt to drive..It has isn't problems already, so that has been kind of not a good subject here!!! lol.
As you can see my beautiful kids are in full swing of school. Ash is Kindergarten and loves it but still has trouble with me dropping her off. She is getting better and hopefully soon it will pass. Brandon is in the 4th grade and seems to really like his teacher and loves his Science class!!! He is getting big and it at my shoulder already. I'm 5'11" so he is getting there!!!

I have a show in November and am trying to get lots done. I did get these pillows stuffed yesterday and hope to get more done. They have been good sellers for me that the shoppe where I have my things. The economy has been hard out here. My mom's antique shop has closed. The four ladies that run it made the decision to close it while they were ahead and not let the lack of business take them out!! It is bittersweet for my mom. She loves the shop but will love the time at home now too!!
My sweet friends... top left to right.. Pam, Mary Ann, Mary and Kise
Bottom left to right.. Jaylin, Sid and Me... there was another Mary that came but she was late for pictures.. !!!! I love them all so much!!!

In the past couple of months I have reconnected with some of my very best friends ever... I was a dispatcher for Morgan County, in Ft Morgan Colorado for 7 years and those were really some of the best times for me. I had great friends and have lost touch with some of them. But I decided to things for me more and so I have started having a "me" day and going out with some of my friends and working on getting ME happy again.. I have lost almost 50 pounds since July 20th and feel great!!! I figured if I'm not happy I can't make my family happy.. So there are changes coming and I hope they are all good!!! WE all need to be happy!!! So until next time... I will try to keep up!!!! Love to you all!!!


Farm Field Primitives said...

I'm glad to see you are back. It's amazing how life gets ahead of us!! I'm sorry about your mom's shop. I sure wish there were some way to wave a wand and get everyone back to work again. Congrats on your weight loss. What an awesome accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself. And your right, if you're not happy, it's hard for the family. Good luck!!

Anne said...

Its good too hear from you!!! I know times are tough for soo many now and days....And I completely know what you mean...If mama aint happy...Aint no one happy!!! Same Here!!!
Hugs to you!

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Soooooo glad to have you back. I too know how it feels to be AWOL....LOL. I'm working on stuff for my 12 Days of Christmas show in November. Congrats on your weight loss, you skinny chick! :0)

Love ya!

Farmchick said...

Hi dear!!

I am glad you are back! I am happy for working on making YOU happy....it's hard for us as Mom's to think of ourselves when we really just want our family to be happy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stop over for a visit! Oh and I love your pillows...really cute! :)

Judy said...

I think of you often and am happy to see you posting again. I want to know how you lost the 50 lbs!

Dawn said...

Hey thanks for stopping by Backdoor Primitives. The stencil I bought at out local Hobby Lobby ,it was called Rustic. I enjoy makeing my signs. Great last post. I will visit again soon!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Joleen...Glad you are posting! I am currently in Oregon, checking on my favorite blogs...I flew over your state on the way out here. Sounds like you are having some fun...You go girl!!!

Bear Hugs~Karen

nancy huggins said...

Love your blog and especially love the pillows..I just signed up to be a follower so hopefully you will start posting more..take a visit to my blogs..I have a selling blog and the link is in my reg blog..I may be having another give away soon if I do good at the craft show this Sat..I will celebrate with another give away

Priyanka said...

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