Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I am looking forward to amazing things in the new year!
Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


OK, so here I am...11:30pm and I'm a little tired. I haven't blogged much lately. However, tonight I just felt like it. I'm taking 3 classes this semester, so I'm not promising a ton of posts, but I will try. Work, school, family, and life in general is keeping me pretty busy.

One of the classes I'm taking is a Physical Education class - yes I take online classes and yes I am actually doing the required exercising, no I'm not just saying I'm doing it.

Today was the 1st actual day, and the last day I had to turn in my "pre-test". Basically, I had a routine I had to complete and then list all my results. At the end of the semester, we "post-test" (same routine) and see how we have improved.

So, part of it was running 12 miles, a minute of push-ups, a minute of crunches, and a 90 sec wall squat (basically sitting against the wall like a chair for 90 sec). Let me first say, that other than swimming - I have not exercised like that in FOREVER!! My husband kept me very accountable by the way. Of course, when he saw the list and I said "I can run for 12 mins, no big deal. Easy peasy." "90 sec squats --- pfft no's 90 secs."

OH MY GOODNESS --- started running and began being chased by a pit bull (still a pup and friendly)tried to get him to run with me but his owner was calling him home. I thought I was going to die!! And that wall squat --- don't wish anyone that pain at 30secs left! My husband was very supportive, "You got this, half way done, 10 secs --- that's nothing." Crunches, I had those --- push-ups I thought my arms were soooo much stronger (and FYI no girly ones for me).

But you know what, I did it and it felt GOOD. In my head, I think I'm still in my 20's --- today's workout was a harsh reminder that I wasn't. I can't wait for more.

So, tonight I leave you with this ---

Goodnight Blog Readers.

Don't forget to try,


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This Love

I've had a lot going on recently. I keep promising updates - but it's a little much sometimes. I've rarely taken time to just be me. I've felt like I'm losing the reality of who I am and instead replaced it with who I need to be for everyone else, always in the "what do I need to run and do/get done next....go, go, go"! For instance, I love music so much. I could sit for hours and just sink into the songs I was listening to. For fun, I'd blast it as loud as possible and just dance around. I haven't done that in forever!

So, tonight in this hotel I'm assigned to for my last leg of training, that's exactly what I'm doing. Whole albums - straight through!! Earbuds in mind you, b/c if not I'd have to endure alien video game sounds from my husband's favorite hobby. :) Tonight, sitting here listening to "this sick beat"*, I'm ALMOST moved to tears at how good this feels and how long I've needed this. It's the little things people!

Do not ever forget to dance and sing like nobody is watching!! Do you!! Life is WAY to short.


*P.S - YES as I write this I'm listening to Taylor Swift's 1989.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Supporting the Love of My Life

Recently, my husband was diagnosed with a very rare lung disease called Pulmonary Alveolar Protienosis. Little is known about it, in fact - he has had difficulty breathing for some time now. I'm talking years. Every time we would go to the doctor/emergency room, x-rays were taken and he was told he either had pneumonia or bronchitis. After seeing multiple doctors we decided enough was enough and I went in search of the best doctor's in Houston Medical Center. We found a GREAT team of doctor's and he was diagnosed in April with this disease. Since then we have had multiple trips back and forth to the doctor with surgeries and weeks at a time hospital stays. He was placed on oxygen 24/7 and was told to he should not go back to work (a job he loved). We applied for disability and have been reduced to a one income family.
My blog/letter writing slowed as this became a time consuming medical condition. He recently started the account below to help with extensive medical bills and travel cost back and forth to doctor's. We live 2 1/2 hours away from his wonderful team. I am starting a page with information on our experiences with this disease as well.
Anyway, I've decided that writing about it can be very therapeutic - especially during those long hospital stays. We have several more coming up. Mostly, I just wanted to let everyone know why my blogging has gone almost non-existent.
If you care to read up on our experiences, just click on the tab at the top of the page and if you care to help and donate please click the widget below.
This man is the love of my life and my best friend. This trial is difficult, but God does not give us anything we can't handle. Your prayers and well wishes are GREATLY appreciated as well.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's a been a while....

Howdy folks! (How's that for local lingo?)

Well, been going through a lot lately...and I'm sorry I haven't posted much. Just been wearing lots of hats lately.

Let me just begin by saying I really will try to keep in touch more. I miss letter/postcard writing like crazy so I will be getting back into that. My reading reviews have gone down a little...I'm taking college classes, so I've been reading for education more than pleasure. However, it is a little of both I guess you could say.

I just wanted to stop in and check on things. I'm starting to get into a grove and trying to get a little of everything in and I will definitely be posting more often.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Roadside Assistance

Just posted my book review for Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston on my book blog.

Head on over to MISC MARIA LOVES BOOKS TOO to check it out. Let me know what you think!