Writing Challenge ~ Day 15: Best thing.

Day 15.  The best thing to happen to you this week.

I’m always complaining (especially in my head) at how unorganized my house is.  Well, this past weekend the hubs and I spent the entire Saturday cleaning and organizing which made me feel super productive.  I’m so lucky to have the help.  We did a great job from top to bottom!  What was the best thing to happen to you this week?



Writing Challenge ~ Day 13: A date.

Day 13.  A date you would love to go on.

This is easy.  I’d love to be on an exotic island with my husband for the day; to have it all to ourselves.  There would be swimming, sunning, and drinking delicious slushy drinks.  There would be a mad candlelight dinner and awesome music playing.  I’d love to show my husband that the beach is not all that bad.  He has never gone to the beach with me, says it’s “not his thing” but I don’t think he understands how awesome it is for the day.  I’d love to show him how wonderful it could be and this would definitely be my dream date.



Random Jam #249

Ahhh, a blank slate to write about whatever I feel like.  First I’d like to start off by saying how proud I am of my granddaughter who at her 2nd swimming lesson was tested and bumped up another level.  She is such a little fish.  She can jump off in the deep end with no floaties and quickly come up and maneuver to her back where she can easily float.  This got her out of “beginners” very quickly.  I don’t know where she gets her bravery from.


Second, I had quite a bitter/sweet weekend.  I was offered a new job, one that I reeeeeeeally wanted but it turns out there is no health insurance or 401k, both of which I currently have.  I am going to have to turn down the offer but the people were SO NICE TO ME and welcoming and it’s just the type of place I’d want to work at.  Well, you know the bitter part but what is the sweet part you ask?  I’m grateful for the job I do have with all the benefits.  I feel very fortunate even though I’m working a shift I’m no longer interested in.

I was really scared to interview.  I’ve worked my current position for 13+ years and this was my 2nd job interview in all that time.  I’ve learned that I’m fully capable of presenting myself in a professional manner and that I have a lot to offer with all of my experience.  I’ve learned that it’s not so scary if you just answer the questions honestly.  So, even though I don’t get to accept the position (that I reeeeeeeallly wanted) I am proud of myself for facing my fear and getting to the point of being offered a new job.  I have a big thank you to offer to my sister for sprucing up my resume and a big thank you to my friend Kate for all of her helpful interview questions and answers!

Every muscle in my body is achy.  The hubs and I spent the day cleaning like crazy yesterday because we are having an appraiser come by tomorrow morning to refinance the house.  Talk about an exhausting day.  I am so lucky that he was home to help out, I really appreciate all of his hard work.  I know I’m not alone in all of this.

Today I’m working a double shift.  I’m at work and the woman sitting kitty-corner from me is sooooo LOUD.  I find it hard to concentrate on my own calls.  Funny, how can someone be so loud and have no clue?  I tend to be more on the quiet side – my callers can hear me but I don’t want to disrupt the room.  It’s called being courteous, wish she’d try it some time.

I’m excited about a girl’s weekend getaway coming up mid-September at my sister’s summer home.  It will be my sisters’, my mother and I.  I’m looking forward to girl’s time together.  Especially with my mom seeing as she is not getting any younger.  She’s 86 years young 🙂  I thought I wasn’t going to be able to go since I accidentally picked up extra hours at work that weekend but luckily a co-worker took them for me.  I’m so lucky she did that.

Why did I pick up extra hours today?  LOL!  It always seems harmless at the time….



Writing Challenge ~ Day 12: Ex?

Day 12.  Things you want to say to an ex?

This one is hard for me because I’ve been married for so long and my ex is my high school sweetheart.  What would I want to say to him?  I’d like to say everything to him, tell him how I’ve been- show him my children (and granddaughter) and introduce him to my husband.  I’d like to know what he’s been up to and see what has been happening in his life.  We ended on bad terms because we broke up but we spent 4 years together in high school and I know (because I’ve talked to him since) that he’s doing well- I’d just like to sit down with him and fill him in and pick his brain.  I wish him all the best, always.



Writing Challenge ~ Day 11: Current Relationship

Day 11.  Describe your current relationship.

I’ve been happily married for 25 years to a wonderful man that I love with all my heart and soul.  We raised (and are still raising) 3 beautiful children together.  Now that they are grown I’d say our relationship is even stronger.  We really have a massive give and take thing going on.  He’s really the main priority in my life.  I’d do anything for him and always put him first where he belongs.  I’ve never been treated better by anyone in my life.  He’s the best friend that I’ve ever had.  I don’t know what I’d ever do without him.  He’s strong, SMART, gives great advice, is always there for me, is always there to make me laugh, he’s handsome, he’s a sweetheart and always puts me first.

I’ve never known a greater love and consider myself to be the luckiest woman in the world to have him for my husband.


Writing Challenge ~ Day 10: Drugs & Alcohol

Day 10.  Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Well, as a mother of 3 I definitely have views on drugs and alcohol.  I was never that “cool” mom that let my kids drink at an early age.  You know the kind of parent that let their kids drink with them while they were underage as long as they were drinking with the parents.  No, not for us.  My husband does not drink whatsoever and I am an occasional/social drinker.  I think if you are old enough to drink and do it responsibly there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.  As for drugs, I feel like they should legalize pot.  And when they do, I’ll be the first in line.  Drugs and alcohol for underage kids is a no-no imho.  I don’t think they have the mental capacity to do it responsibly nor should they be allowed.  If however, you are an adult, I think if it’s legal, and you can do it responsibly, knock your socks off.




Writing Challenge ~ Day 8: Worry

Day 8.  Something you’re currently worrying about.

My daughter is in the Marines and I worry about her a lot.  She is currently deployed overseas and pretty soon our communication will be very limited.  I wish she were done with the Marines already and home for good.  I miss her and love her every day.


Here’s the list I’m working off of if you care to join in on the writing challenge: