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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 2013

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to two of the most important men in my life...my husband Keith, who is an Angel celebrating this special day, and to my fiance, Kai, who stepped in and continued where Keith left off. I LOVE YOU BOTH so very much!  I love you Keith for being the great dad the kids and I knew you to be, thank you for bringing Kai into our lives, and I love you, Kai for ALWAYS being there for the kids and I, no matter what! You BOTH, stepped into the role of helping to raise another man's child/children, without reservations, without "titles," and without blood linkage. You did so from your HEART  and there is a special place in Heaven for "Dad's" like you both!




CONGRATULATIONS are in order...

Congratulations are in order for my oldest former stepdaughter! Seems she got married in late August 2011, and in April this year, was 5 weeks pregnant, so now, she is probably about 3-4 months along. Sending best wishes for a lifetime of happiness with this one!

Poor Kim, I think Kanye will survive...

The Immoral Minority: Kim Kardashian not allowed to fly to celebrate her...: Courtesy of the Daily Mail :   Kim Kardashian wasn't there to celebrate Kanye West's birthday.  While pals like Beyonce and Ja...

What's in a Name?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jackie-pilossoph/should-you-change-your-na_b_3312025.html

OK, I didn't change my name. I've only been married once, and I wasn't divorced, so maybe I see it differently.

I do know a woman who didn't change her last name after her first divorce. She kept her ex husbands name for all the 2 yrs and 3 months it took for her to remarry. It wasn't until after her 2nd divorce that she changed her last name. She threatened to change it back to her 1st ex husband's name, "for their children," but she chose to change it back to her maiden name.

WHEW, thank GOD! Can you imagine how much MORE of a HASSLE it would have been when he died, having to prove when they divorced? History shows she would have tried something!

For THAT, I thank you. :-)

just 12 things? I can think of more....

Stories with Paige

https://vimeo.com/59636962

I absolutely LOVE this woman! she is one of my ALL TIME favorite people in life. She is one of the most NON judgmental I know, and just an all around awesome woman! ENJOY!!

Relationships with our children...

Relationships with our children...

I absolutely love this! I have always spoken to my kids about things. I recently had a conversation with my son about something that was going on with him. I asked him what he thought a punishment would be, and he said "nothing. I'm sorry and I won't do it again." I took him at his word, along with a "pinky promise" and he hasn't let the situation happen again.

I've always included my kids in decisions, whether they be punishments for them or decisions I may have to make. I think it builds trust.

In theory....

http://www.bigblendedfamily.com/what-is-it-about-clothes-and-time-sharing/

I think these ideas are really great, if the ex spouses live near each other, or at least within a reasonable drive time to each other.

In our case, my former stepkids lived an airplane ride away, and we didn't always know when or if we were going to see them. This wouldn't have worked out to well for us, though at times, when we did have the kids, we would take them shopping for clothes, school supplies, books to read, or other things.

when this happened, they would pack whatever they could into their carry on's and some in their suit cases, and we would ship the rest to their (mom's) house if need be.

Back pain today...

ok, so sitting down, and standing up, and bending over are quite painful. Once I stand up, I can walk a bit, but it hurts and I can feel it, especially in my right leg. I did get new meds yesterday, Thank you my love, for going to get them. I was given 750mg of Robaxin for muscle spasms, and 800mg of Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation for sciatica. the GOOD thing is, I can take these every 6-8 hours as needed, THANK GOD. I still use the cold/warm compresses. Yesterday I walked to my love's house, next door, literally, and did some knee to chest exercises. I did 10 and fell right to sleep, LOL...This is just crazy and the WORSE it's ever been in ALL the years since being diagnosed. So that's THAT update  2pm couldn't come soon enough, LOL, next medicine time, 8pm...

For us Diabetics!

GREAT article!

http://www.bigblendedfamily.com/how-to-manage-disappointment-with-your-exs-household/

My husband dealt with this. His ex thought she "knew" what was going on in our home, whether the kids were visiting or not, and 9 times out of 10, would email my husband about it. SO ridiculous....yet if he mentioned something that SHE would tell him, she accused him and myself of invading her privacy and ALWAYS threatened with a lawsuit or a restraining order. Goofy ass woman....

OH MY ACHING BACK....

DAMN, back pain is a BITCH!! I have so much respect for people that have chronic back pain and still do what they need to do! This is NO JOKE!

So I went to the docs yesterday, and she seems to think I pulled a muscle. She pressed on my spine and when she got to my lower back, I YELLED and flew up to the ceiling. Of course, not literally, but GEEZUS, I could have! Afterwards, I cried, it hurt so bad! I love my doc! My love jokingly called me a cry baby, I admit it, I am, LOL

I got a shot of Toradal, that stung like a bitch. the RN had to monitor me, and after about 15 minutes, just when I laid on my side on the bed in the room, he came in and said I was able to leave, when I was ready. My love helped me get up and walk. I was sent home with some medicine called Meloxicam. I took one and I'm not sure if it helped any.

I'm not supposed to stand, sit, bend for prolonged period of time. I do have to go to school tonight, so we shall see how that works.

I missed work today, but that…

Sciatica is a BITCH!

OMG, for two days now, my back has been hurting! Today, I can bend some, but not much... it's also hard to stand. Yesterday was horrible and I had class last night and took a few minutes before I could actually stand up from sitting down for 2 1/2 hours. Thank GOD my daughter is taking classes with me, and she helped me by carrying my book bag and lap top. We have school tonight, to make up for  having Memorial Day off.

Life has been good. My poor love has had to take time off work, but will be going back soon. It sucks because he's had to cut into his vacation time later on in the year.

My son got to see his older half brother for the first time in 12 yrs. He hadn't seen him since he was 4 yrs old! They started talking on Insta Gram I think it was, and his brother picked him up on Sunday and took him for a burger. He said he had a good time, but he was shy and thought he didn't talk much, but he hopes they can get together again. So do I.

Gotta start getting busy, TCB…