Wednesday, January 18, 2012



  [in-spahyuhr] verb, -spired, -spir·ing.
verb (used with object)
to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence:His courage inspired his followers.
to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.
to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.
to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.
to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like,does: They were inspired by a belief in a 
better future.

There are a million things that inspire me and I would love to share them all with you but I am sure you have a life and don't want to be reading this post for a month.

I love to be inspired. It makes me happy, it fills me with joy.  I need to be inspired in many parts of my life.

So what inspires me?  

There are  things like the smell of freshly cut grass or the laughter of the young kids I look after. Having that first cup of coffee in the morning while camping (preferably with Bailey's in it). My husband holding my hand as we walk down the street (yup after 13 years together he still likes to hold it). Amazing friends.  A piece of artwork that sends me off to my craft zone to scrapbook a picture or create a card. 

 There's a ton of others but here's some of my favourites

My husband Terry and our son Marcus

Our nutty dog Frankie who thinks he is human

Weekends away with my Soul Sista's Heather and Eryn (just need my BFF Diana to join us)

My siblings - this is Susan and Shane (can't find a picture with all 5 of us it's very rare we are all together in the same place)

My niece Sarah,  nephews Kirby, Taylor, Adam with Marcus and my parents.

So what inspires you?

Friday, January 13, 2012


One of my friends did this on her blog and I had to follow along. Check out HEATHER. She has an amazing blog and a great writer.

I AM a daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, friend, and caregiver.

I WANT 2012 to be my family and extended family's year. Only good things.

I HAVE come to realize I have some AMAZING friends and so glad that I have reconnected with some from my past and so thankful for the ones I have made in recent years and as always my BFF for loving me for just me.

I KEEP everything yup I do ask my husband. Though I'm getting better at purging.

I WISH I could complete more projects than I do.

I HATE that I have a bad temper and hold things in until it flares and that usually my husband gets the brunt of it.

I FEAR the loss of my child and my husband, they really are my heart.

I HEAR a lot and sometimes things that aren't really there and make more out of it then I should.

I DON'T THINK that I have reached my full potential yet.

I REGRET very little in my life only because it's what makes me who I am today.

I LOVE with all my heart.

I AM NOT a very good liar and that's a good thing.

I DANCE whenever I can and some would say I dance like no one is watching and that I really should stop!

I SING and sing and like dancing my family says STOP! I don't listen to them and am thinking of starting a band with my friend Jill - we'd make a killing.

I NEVER seem to have enough hours in the day.

I RARELY sleep past 8 am. Ok really I rarely sleep through the night even, it's almost like I'm a newborn. 

I CRY WHEN anything happens. Good, bad, sad, happy, you name it I can cry about it. Terry calls me "Puddles" and all he has to say is Old Yeller. Oh look there I go. Sniff Sniff...

I AM NOT ALWAYS confident and sure of myself and decisions. You would think after 43 years I would be.

I AM CONFUSED ABOUT life but I think we are supposed to be.

I NEED my family and good friends in my life. Love them with all my heart.

I SHOULD get up and walk the dog or do the dishes or laundry and the other zillion things on my to do list but am going to continue to snuggle on the couch watching TV and surfing the net with my favourite 10 year old and favourite furry dog.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's been a long time

It's been a long time since I posted. Just over 3 months and not sure why I haven't other than life got busy and I have no idea what I've done since then!

 A lot has happened since then. My mom ended up in the hospital approximately the beginning of October and was just released to go back home a few days ago. Long struggle for her and some very close calls but she is home.

In September my husband took the plunge and went back to school full-time while working full-time.  I want to see my husband. I want us to have our date nights and our family fun nights. I miss him but I know what he is doing is worth it in the end.  June 30, 2013 can't come soon enough for me.

Marcus turned 10 in November. How the heck did we become parents to a 10 year old. Seriously HOW I'm sure I'm only 33 still. Yes I live in a fantasy world. LOL!  He is turning into a wonderful young man that I'm proud to call my son.

Christmas came, it was quiet for us and really what this family of 3 really needed this year.  My boys were home for break and it was wonderful having them with me, though it's nice to have routine.

I've missed blogging (not that I did a lot before) I am hoping for a bit more time to come here to a place where I can just say whatever is I need to say.