Sunday, January 31, 2010
When we left Florida almost 2 years ago, I left behind a part of my family. There were a few reasons why. One it has been a gruelly few years with my oldest son and the stress he was putting on me was slowly killing me inside and I was fearful, it would eventuly put a split in my relationship with my husband. As we made our choice to move to Georgia, a big part was to start FRESH and leave behind some of the pain and heartache of past. So, in that choice, I had thought it would also be best for my middle son to go live with his dad. Even though Chance only caused us typical teenage heartache, he is a child that needs alot of pushing.... and needless to say I was tired....I soon realized that choice was not the best choice for Chance atleast.
It was time for me to step up and be a mom again to Chance... being that he has always been the easy going kid, he has always gotten the short end of my love. Believe me when I say it pains me to know that I did this to him. His heart is as big as him and as you can see, he is a big boy. My Big Boy....who I love with all my heart. It is because of that love, I asked Chance to come back and live with us so we can be a Family again and we can give him the love and guidance that he needs to become a productive adult.... I know this new road will change the way our life has been for the last year and a half. I also know that as much as I am scared about the changes, I am hopeful that we can help Chance become that MAN we all know he is capable of being... It is just helping him believe in himself.
Posted by City Girl Turns Country at 2:35 PM
Sunday, January 10, 2010
So here we are two Florida native in the mist of our first snow fall. Now let me tell you, this is not Chicago snow fall but 1 inch of snow has brought our town to a stand still.... but more than that me. So a day before it is due to snow, my sister tells me you better get to the grocery store and I am thinking are you crazy it is just a litte snow, it will last a day. So, I don't go to the store. Well, day 2 and I need food and I cannot get out my driveway. Note for those who have never seen my driveway, it is long and steep so a little ice has caused a huge problem... I cannot get my car up to the top.... So after 2 days of being trapped indoors and the need to feed my family, I get the shovel out and start cleaning the snow and ice of the driveway so I can get back to civilation.... but here lies the question.... What is wrong with the pictures above.... Yes, that is my shoveling and my darling hubby enjoying an ice cold beer and the view.......
Okay, I must confess, he did eventually grab the shovel and help the damsel in distress complete the driveway.
Yippee... day three and I am free.. I can drive and so I head to the store to get some food and I also need to get to Bed Bath Beyond for some floor cleaner and this is where I must make my first confession... I spent money... but it was a bargain. A much needed... okay maybe it not really a need but a want... comforter, King Size completed set with sheets and the works, regular 200.00 for 41.00... I really could not pass it up... maybe I could of if I was stronger but.... to this point I swear, I have passed up many things and have been so pround of myself. So I start over.....
Oh on the other front, I lost 3 lbs... so there... I made some good choices...
Posted by City Girl Turns Country at 12:36 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So just as my sister got me started with my love of scrapbooking after many years of nagging..." Come on just do it, you just might like it". And I did. She has once again turned me on to the new wave of Digital Scrapbooking..... So Sis this is for you.. a few of my first creations..... Not as good as hers but before long.... Can't wait to share more....
Posted by City Girl Turns Country at 5:54 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The New Year awoke with the sun shining and the air so cool and fresh it made you feel ALIVE.....It was then that I knew it was a NEW YEAR with NEW BEGINNINGS
Hubby had the day of which is so rare that we decided to take the day to enjoy each other..... We headed to little mans favorite place to hike "Amicola Falls". Now let me tell you why he loves this place so much.... It is not for it beauty, it is because he loves to watch his mom pass out on about step 650 of 700 steps it take to get to the top. Nice Guy huh.... Well, I got him this time, I let him and daddy climb alone.... I took a hike on a more peaceful trail.
During this time, I thought about the New Year and what I wanted it to bring...
I want to be CONTENT with the things I have...
I want to be BRAVE enough to be me and reach out to people and not be afraid of being rejected.
I want to be BETTER wife, mom, sister, daughter and friend.
I want to be FOCUSED so that I can reach my goal of saving and my life goal of being a healthier being.
I want PEACE from my inner thoughts.
The first day of 2010 brought me HOPE that these things are possible... I just know that it will take work...
Happy New Year.... to all.
Posted by City Girl Turns Country at 9:38 AM