I started this blogging journey in December 2013 thinking I wouldn’t make it through a couple of months. Here it is a year later and I’m still here. Some months have been pretty slow posting wise, not so much life being slow. As a family we’ve been through a lot this past year. Dealing with the bullying of my grandson in the spring and then with finally getting the diagnosis of Autism. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome but due to the changes in the DSM-V he falls under Autism now.
Had a pretty quiet summer, got the pool up and working even with dealing with a leak in a new liner. Spent a lot of hours on the mower in the “back 40” from March through October. One of my favorite things to do outside. In the midst of all of this I started back to school, working on my Masters in Criminal Justice. It has been an interesting journey from May. Been on break with no classes since mid October but they start back next Monday, 5th. Transferred to Nova Southeastern in FL to finish. Pretty interesting class starting, all about Firearms and Ballistics and the other one on Forensic Science. Looking forward to these two.
Still hanging on to my insurance license, got too much time and money invested not to keep renewing it every two years and doing the continuing education. I am in the midst of working on my AFIS (Agriculture and Farm Insurance Specialist) designation, so I guess taking the third part of that course will be my continuing education this year, that and the Ethics class that is required.
Started by journey as a Jamberry Nail Wrap consultant in November. Funny thing, I’d never heard of them until August of last year when a Face Book friend had a Face Book party and then became a consultant. Wish I’d know about this company before. Pretty new, started in 2010 and growing fast. Check it out: http://www.eulasullivan.jamberrynails.net/ and anyone wanting info let me know. Cool nail wraps and get paid to have pretty nails. It’s only in the US and Canada right now.
Through all of this the last month has be trying on my health and dealing with blood pressure issues. I am hoping that things will settle down again when school starts back next week and one of the grandkids will be back in school. They have all been sick including the three year old. This crazy flu and respiratory stuff is nothing to mess with. If you are sick with this, go to the doctor, emergency room or something. Kids are dying from it, scary crap!!
If we could keep all the vehicles around here running it would be a miracle. Out of seven vehicles, three are down right now….OUCH that’s a lot of $$$$’s going to be going out the door.
This is about it for my crazy life. Striving to increase my blogging and writing in this new year and accomplishing much more along the way. With major home improvements looming on the near horizon it’s going to be a busy one.
Posted in Autism, children, Family, Farm, fun, grandchildren, Holidays, memories, RandomRamblings.., Time
Tagged anxiety, Family, farm, grandchildren, home, life, Random Ramblings, wishes
The tree was decorated with the help of the three year old grandson. He was never happy with it, kept saying it needed more lights and things. So of course we kept adding and adding, but he was happy.
He said he wanted a winter wonderland with my Christmas houses, but of course he had to add a train. His big brother put his train up for him. I thought he was going to add some of his Thomas the Train trains to it but he didn’t.
On Friday after we got the decorations done it all caught up with me and I was sick. Blood pressure up very high for the first time in about seven years and on Saturday morning – it was bad- I spent 1/2 day in the local Emergency Room. Guess I have to deal with this crap again, and with classes starting back in a couple of weeks it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.
Even with the trials of Autism/Asperger’s being around, I am so thankful for my grandchildren to be as healthy as they are. I can always look around and see others that are not doing as well. Sometimes when the meltdowns hit we neglect to see the positives. I think that we sometimes let ourselves get overloaded with what is going on in our lives and forget that we have it so much better than a lot of others.
Merry Christmas to all!!
Posted in Aspergers, Autism, children, Christmas, Family, Farm, fun, trains
Tagged anxiety, Aspergers, autism, children, Christmas, dreams, Family, farm, fun stuff, grandchildren, Holidays
Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.
There’s lots of sinkholes around the property here, the one I wanted I couldn’t get to today so I chose a smaller one. I may post the other one later this week.
Show us something (or someone) you cherish, and get up close.
Not really what I had planned when I read the description of this challenge. While walking around the back fields today I saw these – while they are not a treasure to me they could definitely be to the birds during the cold.
Posted in Fall, Farm, Flowers, Food, Photo101, Photos, RandomRamblings..
Tagged Family, farm, flowers, grandkids, photo, photo101, Random Ramblings
Happy Thanksgiving to all from Tennessee, where it’s a “balmy” 35 degrees and cloudy. Sun tried to peak out a few times but finally gave up. I hope everyone, everywhere has been able to enjoy family and friends.
Posted in ancestory, Fall, Family, Farm, fun, grandchildren, NaBloPoMo
Tagged ancestors, blogging, children, fall, Family, Food, NaBloPoMo
Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.
That moment when you know it’s gone from being silly to completely over the top.
Posted in children, Family, fun, grandchildren, NaBloPoMo, Photo101, Photography101
Tagged children, Family, grandchildren, NaBloPoMo, photo101, photography
Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.
This shot is of the ticket booth at the old drive in on Hwy 50 in Lewisburg, TN. It’s closed for winter and looks so desolate and abandoned. Took a shot of the sign at the entrance also but the color on this one really stands out.
The following photos are of the sign and the concession stand area. They all have the pops of red.
Posted in Fall, Farm, NaBloPoMo, Photo101, Photography101, RandomRamblings.., Storms, TN, Water
Tagged children, Family, farm, grandkids, life, photo101, photography, Random Ramblings