Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sad News

I just received the news that my cousin, Sharon, passed away in her sleep last night. Sharon was "good people" as some would say. I have many fond memories of her. She was a single mom most of her life and has a son who is close to my age. She was a nurse and cared for many of our family members through various illnesses. She found her true love and married him about 20 years ago I'd say. He couldn't wake her up this morning. I am very sad.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I've been struggling with my weight. I am at least 25 pounds heavier than I want to be. And I would be ever so happy if I lost 35 pounds and could get back into my skinny clothes! I really am doing everything right. I'm exercising, drinking lots of water, eating smaller portions, etc. It's just not coming off.
So, last week I decided what I really needed was motivation and support. I thought about Weight Watchers, but it's just too pricey for those meetings. Then I remembered something my aunt had done several years ago. It was a group called TOPS- Take Off Pounds Sensibly. According to their website: "Programs vary, but all serve to provide members with positive reinforcement and motivation in adhering to their food and exercise plans."
Membership dues are $26.00 annually. Within my budget! They meet weekly and encourage each other. And there are contests for motivation. I called the area captain right away after getting her number from the website. She called me back and told me about a few of the area groups.
This morning I visited one of the groups in my area. There were 5 ladies there and I was definitely younger than any of them by at least 10 years. But, they were SO sweet. Their meeting started in prayer. Knowing that I was planning to visit, 3 of the ladies had written out cards and gave them to me. I placed my membership in their group right away. I felt so comfortable there.
And I have a lot of motivation!
Here I go!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

My honey got me some yellow roses. Aren't they beautiful?

And he knows I've been wanting a puppy so he got me one! A stuffed puppy...OH well! She's adorable though, don't you think? I named her Snowflake.
Have a LOVEly day!

A Valentine List!

This is kind of like the other lists out there except they are about you and your spouse!
I decided to post the list on V- Day!!!

♥ What are your middle names?
Jay and JoAnn
♥ How long have you been together?
23 wonderful years
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
1 day!
♥ Who asked who out?
I asked him out!
♥ How old are each of you?
44 and 40
♥ Whose siblings do did you see the most?
I guess mine, but sadly we don't see any of them very often.
♥ Do you have any children together?
Three and they are all grown up.
♥ What about pets?
Not yet
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Pleading the 5th here....
♥ Did you go to the same school?
One- West Jr. High
♥ Are you from the same home town?
Yes- Sioux City, IA
♥ Who is the smartest?
Stealing my BFF's answer...
Everyone has their strengths about different subjects
♥ Who is the most sensitive?
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Actually, mostly to the base for awards banquets
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
From KS to GA
♥ Who has the craziest exes?
Who knows? We do not keep in contact with exes.
♥ Who has the worst temper?
♥ Who does the cooking?
We all cook in this house!
♥ Who is more social?
♥Who is the neat Freak?
♥ Who is the more stubborn?
Kevin says me, I say Kevin!
♥ Who hogs the bed?
That would be me
♥Where was your first date?
One of Kevin's softball games
♥ Who has the bigger family?
Kevin has more brothers and sisters- I have a larger extended family probably
♥ Do you get flowers often?
Once every so often, but it's because I think they are too expensive for something that dies!
♥ How do you spend the holidays?
With each other.
♥ Who is more jealous?
♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Not long
♥ Who eats more?
♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
♥ Who’s better with the computer?
♥ Who drives when you are together?
Kevin, unless he has been drinking.