Friday, May 31, 2013

MAY 2013

"The world's favorite season is the spring. 
All things seem possible in May."
-  Edwin Way Teale

My ever precious D.J.

Dexter with his little tongue sticking out 

Can't forget Honey BooBoos mama June getting married

Cute Find at Target

We discovered a new place Tomatillos 


My girl Dakota

Vic at a doctor visit after the knee surgery..such a face! lol

beautiful May flowers

Color Fail..did not like

Happiness is a pink bike..saw outside of Walgreens

Me and my baby DJ 

This month's Ipsy Bag 

Vic getting the staples out

Before and After Vics new knee

My Love

Staples coming out

More "May" events in my life:
1968: I was 7 months old.Started walking according to my baby book
1986: Graduated from High School
1995: Moved into an apartment  by myself in Sarasota (Beneva Garden Apartments)
1996: saw the movie Twister 

1998: went into business with my mom and Frank , J's Home Furnishings. A new and used furniture store..LOVED that job and experience. 
1999: went out drinking with my friends Twyla and Chris. Something that doesn't happen very often obviously for me to have it written down lol

2001: weighed in at 159 (oh to be there again!..soon I hope)

2009: Volunteered at Sarasota Pride 
         Had my second hip replacement.
         Dad, Darrell, and Vic put up the fence in our yard so the dogs would stay put while I was                    recovering from surgery.

2011: Deb and Lori visited from Oregon.
         Saw the movie Bridesmaids for the first time (have since seen it several more times, one of my favorite movies now!)

Let's bring on June now!! May has been a time of recovery for Vic  with many trips to the doctor and Physical Therapist. We've watched a ton of TV with so many of the shows ending for summer we've  had to find new ones. Tyler Perrys shows on OWN (The Haves and the Have Nots) and a comedy that I can't think of the name have been good. Of course there are always the housewives of Atlanta, OC, Beverly Hills, Etc.  I hope to get some beach time in soon and maybe a bike ride or two..What does your summer hold?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Putting it out to the Universe

Wouldn't it be great to win the lottery? I often go to bed at night with thoughts of who I would help, what I would buy and how my life would change if I won the lottery. I have had tons of rough ideas but not really a plan. I would buy tickets one or two weeks and then perhaps go months without even thinking about it.

I love the TV shows about lottery winners. How the Lottery Changed my life is one of my favorites. They are not always happy endings. Often the stories tell how families fought or how the winnings only made life harder or the problems the people had get even bigger. I'd find myself judging these people for some of their stupid purchases.

A few weeks ago Vic and I watched one of those lottery shows and saw a man that won and is doing well. He wrote a short book on how to win the lottery. I didn't buy the book but we did start keeping track of our lottery spending and came up with a plan and a system to our spending. We tweak it each week as needed.

Before the Lottery drawings I started going on and looking at homes that I'd buy if we won. I started a list with different price ranges of items we could buy or fix depending on our winnings. boat, new fence for the back yard, dogs teeth cleaned, etc. The new house would be only if we won super big..more of a fun dream than anything I thought would really happen.

And then...I found a perfect property. It was a house on some land (10 acres) with a separate building/apartment mother in laws quarters that Victor could live in. I mentioned it to Vic and Victor one day and then it was stuck in my brain. I kept going back to the link and looking at the property and Vic started talking to me about it more and more. It was out of our budget but not like a million dollar home or anything..just a few hundred thousand higher than we could afford to buy.

After Vic's Physical Therapy yesterday we took a drive and went out to look at the house. We fell in love even more. It's a beautiful piece of property with gorgeous trees. There are three acres fenced off for livestock , a pond , a salt water pool...just everything we could want. Vic's thinking was to live on the water/beach if we ever won the lottery, but I think the country would suit us better with the fur children and everything.

We are putting it out to the universe and buying our lottery tickets. Many of the events in my life have happened this way so I   truly believe this could be the same. Positive thoughts, positive energy and some prayers..a little help from my dad up there wouldn't hurt either! :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day

Happy May 1st!

I am home this first day of May taking care of my partner Vic. She had knee replacement surgery a week ago and  can't be left home alone yet because of the fall risks being on blood thinners.
It's a rainy day out. This will be the first day that the nurse and the physical therapist come to see her since she got home from the hospital last Saturday. They should have been here sooner but there was a mix up with something along the way. It's fine, we will make the best of it. She's been doing exercises and is walking all over the house on her walker. We've got this!
My mom and her partner closed on a house today, they are moving in the rain..not fun. It will be so nice to have her close again.

Previous May events:
1995 I moved into a new apartment on Cloister Dr in Sarasota..loved that place :)

1996 Went and saw the movie Twister

1998 My mom, her then husband and I opened a new and used furniture store

2001 I weighed 159 lbs!

2009 I volunteered at Sarasota Pride. Watch my video here!

2011 had friends that I met on Myspace that live in Oregon come and rent a place from us on Siesta Key..Had a blast with them! See the post about their visit here!

2011 Went and saw Bridesmaids the of my favorite movies ever!

Go out and make some memories this May..I plan to!