Monday, May 31, 2010

Week 22 - "Barefoot Week" i heart faces Photo Challenge

This week's photo challenge is "Barefoot Week"!!


Naturally, these photos came to mind!!  We visited Auntie Connie upon our arrival home from China, and, there was barefoot fun in the air!!
We love you Auntie Con!!!

Here are some more of our barefoot photos from our first days in China and at home.

There's always Daddy's famous mismatched socks!!

And, of course, we have today's barefoot photos

In a flash, I just can't  believe two years have gone by!!
And so quickly too!! 

About Soles 4 Souls: Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria.

For more "Barefoot Fun" please visit "i heart faces"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week 21 "Yellow" Photo Challenge


I took this photo while walking through the Confucius Temple Marketplace in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.
It was Sunday, May 25, 2008. It was the day before we were to meet our daughter for the very first time. The very last day of waiting to become a family.
Truly one of the most memorable times in our lives!

To see more "Yellow" please visit "i heart faces"


January, February, March, April, and May 2010.

Lately, well not just lately, most of my posts seem to be photo challenges.  I can't remember when I actually wrote something worth posting with some exceptions over the last year.

Now, as I sit at the computer these days, I just draw a blank - time goes by minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. I take Jillian's picture everyday, and I am amazed how much she has grown.  There are so many pictures and stories to catch up on, however, the more time that goes by the harder it is to catch up.  

So before I actually post these words, I take pen to paper the old fashioned way.  As I get my thoughts in order, I am amazed how the words flow.

The demands of daily life, work, dealing with personalities and a constantly messy house - no make that two messy houses - are an endless source of frustration.  Sometimes I just don't know where to start.  I know I need organization.  I also know I need to somehow add rest, sleep and "me" time into the fray.  Not an easy task.  I roam room to room and can't escape the things that need to to be done.  I know it's not laziness.  Sometime I just don't know how or where to begin, and sometimes I am just too damned tired.

We waited so long to have Jillian in our lives - YEARS!!  Now that she's here, I am resentful of the time that I can't give her - the time that I am at work, the time that she is at daycare.  I find myself wishing time away just to get through the week.  Sad, isn't it??!!

There is so much more to life than waiting for the weekend to get here and when it's finally here, it's gone in a flash.

I want my sister, Debra, to get more enjoyment out of life than just shopping marathons, Dunkin D0nuts and cVs.

Then there's my Mom.  Her birthday came and went and I didn't even post about it.

...My Mom...

March 22, 2010.

March 22nd was my Mom's birthday. 
Oh how I miss you.  It's been so long since I saw your face in this lifetime.  How I miss you.  It brings tears to my eyes and my heart is heavy.  I miss "our" time.  I look for you in my dreams - not that I have much time for dreams.  Threre's too little time for sleep.

So, belatedly, Happy Birthday, Mom, I love you and I miss you!

And, Mom...
"B7, that's a Bingo!!"
Always missed, always loved!!

...Then came April 4th...

April 4, 2010

As well as April 4th being Easter, it was the two year anniversary we saw Jillian's face for the very first time!

I remember each and every detail of that amazing day with all it's anxieties, possibilities of disappointment (meaning no referral), as well as, the excitement of all that waiting coming to an end.

You can read all about it here!

...Then there was B1ue Cr0ss/B1ue Shie1d

May 2010.

With all the stresses of work and the ensuing dreaded "0bamacare" and insane taxation coming our way thanks to our elected officials who were bribed and voted against our wishes, we can't wait for November!  Pay back is a B****!  We'll be voting your A**** out of here!!  

We need to protect our Constitution, and protect our freedom of speech!!
We love Glenn Beck, and may God bless America!

...And then there was B1ue Cr0ss/B1ue Shie1d....

We now have issues regarding lack of insurance when BC/BS let their contract with our network of hospitals expire.

Lack of a BC/BS contract is threatening our jobs and our hospital.  They refuse to negotiate any offers for a good contract and blame the issues on our hospitals.

I worry about my job, our health care coverage, and my hospital.  I worry that my Dad is now NOT covered by my hospital.  All his doctors practice there.  Should he need care, he is NOT covered, and will have to go elsewhere.
All thanks to BC/BS!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Raining.....


Yea, I know, we been MIA!!
These pictures from mid April to let everyone know we're still blogging!!
I'll try to catch up A.S.A.P. Just not tonight.

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