Friday, June 3, 2016

Falling....& Rising

Falling and rising....that can take on so many different meanings. This week, it was a literal in I fell...but I rose...with lots of help...physical and emotional help! Let's back up to Sunday night/Monday morning....2:47a.m. to be exact! As I was getting out of bed for potty time, I stepped on the charger for my cell phone that was plugged into an extension strip...felt my foot start to roll as I slid off the bed....couldn't stop myself as much as I tried. Down I went in slow motion (so it seemed) hyper extended my knee and ended up on my butt! Several not so nice words came out of my mouth. I sat there trying to collect myself knowing I could not get up alone. I was able to reach my cell phone...called Rene' who was asleep on the couch praying he would hear his phone. He did....thank God. He was there in an instant saying "What the hell did you do"? Then the tears started. As you all know I am not a little person so I knew he would not be able to help me up knee was hurting way too much to even attempt getting up on my knees then letting him help me not that simple!! Plus the last thing I needed was for him to hurt his back! He called Jordan and with reassurance from him (that they would not drop me) the next thing I knew I was on my feet. How I did not pee on myself...I will never know. I walked to the bathroom just fine with Rene' and Jordan hovering in the hallway to make sure I was okay and made it back to bed okay!! My leg and knee hurt so bad but I was just so glad to be up on my feet and walking okay that I ignored the pain. I fell back asleep after some tears and praying. I made it to work Monday but was just so upset all day. I was mad at myself...humiliated that I could not get up on my own and just plain disgusted! My girls at work were so me hugs...even crying with me (sorry I made you cry Dorian). Once I got home, I was so sore and down in the dumps, I let my boss know that I would not be in on Tuesday and knowing I was already off Wednesday, I would have time to rest and re-coup! BEST decision I ever made...I really think that made all the difference.I felt ready to conquer the world on Thursday (sort of) I got lots of hugs arriving to work and those damned tears started again! It was just overwhelming the sweet words of encouragement I got from my girls...I am not sure if they will truly know how they lifted me also! Thanks ladies! Yes I am still sore and the bruises are a nice shade of purples...
but I rose!

Between my 3 sisters and my brother, we have all had our share of falling and rising in the last few weeks. From passing out and having 11 stitches in his having cardiac a badly broken ankle that is giving her 3 kinds of a broken rib that is hurting like having some anxiety, shortness of breath to more cardiac workup....we seem to be falling apart! No we aren't young anymore, but we aren't old either. Its just a bump in the road...some of our bumps larger than others. As functionally dysfunctional as we are...and as many times we have agreed to disagree...we have come together and helped to lift one matter what we are there for one another....and that is such a good feeling. So after a total messed up week...I have to say....
I love you Becky, Roxane, Randy & Renee'!
 We rose...and we will continue to!

Monday, May 23, 2016

SUMMER 2016....begins

Poor little neglected blog! 
The last posting was when school was beginning last August! And now here we are, school is letting out for the summer once again. I really need to be more attentive to this little blog! Not sure where my blogging "meaux-jeaux" has gone, but I will dig deep and try to find it once again. When I first started this thing called blogging, it was supposed to be a release of my thoughts...just like I used to journal, just not on paper anymore. It was much easier on paper...probably because what I wrote down were my thoughts for my eyes only, whereas in the blogging world, anyone could see/read it. I found myself having problems writing some of my true fear of hurting someone else? Not sure, but I do know that I need to learn to be true to myself and if I want to get something off my chest, then so be it. I would never intentionally hurt anyone...but at my age (none of your business) I do have to be true to myself and my own feelings. 
So let the blogging begin....once again!

It has been a year of many changes in our lives. Addie has become a full time Mommy to the sweetest little girl and she does a wonderful job at it. She loves Kylee so much...we all do and are so happy to have her as a part of our lives! 

Jordan has been working in Trinidad for a few months now. Do I like it? Heck no, but he had to do what was best for his family. They are adjusting really well...we just really miss him when he is gone for 28 days and this Momma hen worries like there is no's my job! As you all know the oil industry has taken a nose dive and there is no recovery soon in site...Addie and Brenan are both out of work and looking...prayers that they find something soon. Rene' has been working out of town quite a bit....he hates it and so do I, but again, you do what you have to do to survive. 
Me? I am beginning to see just a glimmer of retirement in my future!!

 Joshua and Kylee both just graduated from Pre K and Kindergarten. They are both growing so quickly...time needs to slow down just a bit! We try to savor each day and spend as much time together as we can.

We recently added a nice big patio and we spend most of our weekends outdoors...from morning until evening! We also put up a huge pool for them to enjoy. LOVE having my chickies for the most is good! We are blessed!



1 box (3.4 oz.) cheesecake or white chocolate pudding mix
12 oz whipped topping
3 (6 oz) containers strawberry yogurt
1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
3 bananas, sliced (add just before serving or they brown)
3 cups miniature marshmallows (optional) 

Place the whipped topping, pudding mix and yogurt into a large bowl. Whisk together. Cover and refrigerate until just before serving (at least an hour).
When you are ready to serve, slice the strawberries and bananas.
Remove whipped cream/pudding mixture from refrigerator and gently fold in strawberries, bananas and marshmallows, and stir gently to combine.
Serve immediately.