My apologies


I am so sorry for my sudden disappearance. life got in the way and things got hectic. To give a short rundown of what has been going on, I have been working, and trying to get new jewelry made for my new store online, and things got bad for me personally for a while, and then last week, I lost my job. So yeah things have not been so sunny. But as the title of this blog says, there is always a silver lining. I may be getting another job here within the week. Fingers are crossed anyway. 🙂


Busy as a Bee


Well, once again life has grabbed me and held me back from being able to be here on a daily basis to let you all peek through the shuttered windows into my life. However, I am glad to be able to say that I am going to be throwing those shutters open WIDE and letting the light pour in.


I recently went back to work after a surprise(and yes, it was a HUGE surprise) triple bypass surgery. I am happy to say I am back up to 40 hours a week, and if all goes right, then my weekends will soon be completely free, since the majority of my doctor appointments have now been fulfilled. I do need to see my endocrinologist and consult with a surgeon about the Hashimoto’s tumor in my throat, but i should be able to do that without having to miss work at all.


I have also started writing again, and once I have things moving a little more smoothly, I can start pointing people in the dire ction of where they can find my articles and such. I need to make sure that they are being accepted before I start broadcasting at random where they are, right?


Well, it is the start of a new work week and I must head out now. Hope everyone has a cheery day and that wherever you are, you are happy to be there!

Water, water EVERYWHERE, or OMG I can see the grass!


It is 57 degrees out. Let me repeat that, just because I love the sound of it(and yes, i am saying it out loud) It is 57 degrees outside. Now, granted, the temperature is going to dip lower tonight, ending up at approximately 34 degrees tonight. This is something to celebrate! I hate winter with a passion! Spring is actually coming, and with it the end of the cold, snowy, frozen days and nights.


Now, I know it will probably snow at least one more time before the end of the month. It usually does. But the fact that there really is hope out there on the horizon makes me want to dance for joy. Of course, that would exhaust me and I wouldn’t get anything else done. So maybe we will hold off on the dancing for a while until i have made a full recover from surgery and am well rested again.

How did that happen?


Wow, I haven’t been here in four days? Really? I have no idea what I have been doing that has kept me away for all that time, but hey, I am back now.


I am a little ticked about something, though. I found out there is an offset against our tax refund, because of student loans. one problem with that. Those loans have been paid off already. So I have to call the Dept of Ed and find out exactly what the heck is going on, because as far as I know, they cannot collect on loans that are already paid for. Someone suggested, since my husband was the one that did the majority of the working last year, that he file an injured spouse allocation to get money back, since he is not responsible for my loans, so we may have to look into that. The good thing is that the things we need to have money for we will have it for, so it is all going to turn out alright in the end. I just don’t understand how if my loans are paid for already, they can come after me for more money, but hopefully, someone at the department of education can explain it to me.


Anyway, I go back to work in two days, so my income will be getting a much needed shot in the arm from that as well. Of course, it will not get that shot until mid month, when I start getting paid again, but that is okay. At least I will know it is coming. The only bad thing is that I have to switch insurance programs and I don’t know exactly how to go about doing that, so I am going to have to talk to someone at HR about that tomorrow so that everything is in place by Tuesday. I tell you, it is going to be a relief to know that I have money coming in again. I am the one that makes more money between my husband and myself, so being without the income from my job for the past month has really hurt us. Hopefully soon we will be out of the shallows and be doing swimmingly again. That is really all that I can ask for. 

So, it’s Rehab Day Again


I actually have two doctor appointments today, plus I need to go out to my work and let them know I will officially be back as of Monday. It is giving me butterflies to think about going back, honestly, and I don’t know why. I know my job, I do it well, It’s not as if I have forgotten how to do it. Maybe it is because I don’t know how people are going to react to my being back. No one had any clue what was happening with me, except my direct supervisor and one other supervisor, and I don’t know if they told anyone what was going on or not. I imagine that they have said I am coming back, but not the circumstances that caused me to leave in the first place.

Anyway, getting back to work will be a good thing. I will finally feel productive again, and bringing home a paycheck will come in very handy, lol. It is always nice to have money, especially when bills are involved. 😛

Time for a shower and a quick bite to eat before I wake the kid up for school. He gets to have field trip day, so he is all excited. That makes me happy. I am really glad that he enjoys school as much as he does.

They make Me Crazy, But…


I don’t know how I would have survived if it were not for family. I don’t just mean the ones I am biologically related to, either. I am talking about those that are friends that are so close to me and my family that they have become adopted family as well. 


Sometimes, you meet a person in your life and the effect that they have on you is instantaneous. It is like you have known them forever, and like they have always bee meant to be a part of your life. That is how it is with those I have adopted into my life. Each one of them is there for a reason, and is there because they need to be, they want to be, they are meant to be. I would not be the person I am today without the love and inspiration given to me by those people and the ones that were given to me as family when I entered this life. 


Change is remarkable. In an instant, things that are going one way, can suddenly be set in motion in a totally different direction. I never could have imagined all of the changes open heart surgery has brought to my life, nor known the richness I would feel because of the love of others that has come shining through so brightly since. Yes, my life and lifestyle have changed. Yes, I know I have more changes to come. But with the people that I have in my life, the ones that care about me, love me, share everything with me…I will make it through everything without batting an eyelash.