Sunday, May 27, 2012

Things are changing ...

When  your kids are little you see them change with each passing year.  You change their diapers and watch them try to walk.  Then comes them starting school and you think ..13 years seems like a very long time, but it goes so quickly.  

I remember the day that my two oldest kids started kindergarten.  I remember crying as I walked them into their class rooms.  Then came the time for them to graduate from elementary school- now all three of my kids have graduated from elementary school. 

I think the hardest day besides them starting Kindergarten  was when they started high school.  Because I knew that those four years of high school would be the fastest years of their lives.  I was so right!!  Now, I have two of my kids that have graduated from high school and one that is now an 8th grader. 

I miss the days of when the kids were little.  I loved watching them grow up.  Of learning to pull themselves up and learn to walk.  There are the many days of being at the baseball fields .. not sure if I could ever count up those days, especially with two boys that have played.  I wouldn't change anything.  I wouldn't take back one of these days that I either froze or burned up watching my kids play. 

Now, I only have 5 yrs before my last child will graduate from high school.  But with the next five years brings many more changes.  My oldest son is getting married in two months and I am not sure what my son that just graduated will be doing.  Who knows he may be married by the time my daughter graduates.  I may even have grand kids by then.

I can't wait to see what road the Lord leads me down now .... bring on the next five years  and the many changes that will go with it.  Thank You Lord for the years that I have had with my kids ... I am blessed beyond measure!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Energy ... finally!!!

Over 25 years ago, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  During this time, I have fought to have energy and I mean energy just to get through the simplest tasks.  It was getting worse.  My normal day consisted of .... driving bus in the morning, coming home and sleeping from 30 min to hour and half - depending on how tired I was that morning, then I would get somethings done and before I was to go on bus in afternoon I might lay back down for a few minutes.  It would be all I could do some days to get through my bus route in the afternoons - then I would come home and crash on the sofa.  Some days I wouldn't go to sleep but I couldn't move either.   I would wait til the last possible moment to get up and start supper.  I was noticing that I was getting later and later as time went on.  Supper consisted of something quick and easy.  I sure didn't want to spend alot of time in the kitchen cooking.  After supper I would have to lay back down for a little while so that I could get up and clean the kitchen.  Now, it was getting close to time to go to bed. 

As I look back over those days, I was barely functioning.  I was doing only what I had to do at that moment to get through that day.  My house was starting to take its toll.

But NO more!!  A friend of mine introduced me to Advocare Spark drink.  It is the most amazing thing I have ever come across.  It is loaded in vitamins and minerals, especially B6 & B12.  It is like getting a B12 shot with each drink.  I have had B12 shots before and they didn't work like this drink does.  It has been a very long time since I have had this kind of energy. 

In one day along, I vacuum the bedrooms twice, vacuumed the ceilings in two of the rooms and scrubbed the bathrooms.  Now, I know that might not sound like a lot for some people but for me that was major. 

Since then I have tried several different products from  Advocare and have become an advisor.  I believe in the products and the company that much.  I take the MNS Max 3 - which is a mix of multivitamin, fish oil, calcium and some other vitamins.  There are so many products that they offer - anything from helping you lose weight (24 day challenge) to performance.  There are some great non-paid endorses - Drew Brees is my favorite. 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So much going on ...

My life is always busy but this time year is worse.  With it being the end of the school year to being full force at the concession stand, but this year is different.  It is busier.  Mark, my middle son, is graduating from high school and Thomas, my oldest is getting married in a couple of months.  I have also added another job to my list of part time jobs and I am saving the best for last ... I have been down with my back. 

I am not sure what I have done to my back, probably working in the concession stand and lifting things.  The pain has been bad at times and has put me in the bed on days.  I have gone to my regular doctor and to an orthopedic, both thinking it is pulled muscles.  Waiting to see if for an MRI to be done to make sure.  With me being hurt I haven't been driving the school bus and I hate it with it being the last two weeks of school.  But there is nothing I can do about it. 

I wonder if God does do things to slow us down.  I wouldn't be surprised if he did this so that I would slow down and take some time to chill out.  I barely had the energy to watch TV or read my book, little along do anything else.  Now you know how it is when mom is down ..nothing in the house gets done.  My family has done pretty good, but my house is a mess.  Are we the only ones that see the mess?  Seriously, they don't see the things laying around as a mess?  Oh well .. having to learn to just chill for the time being. 

I am still losing weight and I have found the best products for energy and helping me lose more weight.  I will tell you all about it in the next post. 

I am excited about my son, Mark, graduating from high school on Friday, May 25th.  It has been a long hard road with him through his school years and I thought I would never make it to this point, but WE DID!!  And I am so proud of him and the person that he has become.  He is just a nice young man  .. that any mom would be proud of.  I am not sure what he is planning to do with the rest of his life, but his life is in God's hands, and I am entrusting Him to guide and lead Mark on his path through life. 

Feels so good to be back ... had computer problems and haven't been able to get on to post any blogs, but got that all worked out.  I am looking forward to posting more on my blog.  Until later .....