Saturday, August 29, 2009

Is this Really My Life?

Do you ever feel like you are living someone else's life? I mean, are you living the life you planned? I was laying in bed this am thinking about how blessed we are to be healthy and happy with children and grandchild that are well. I was also excited to go out shopping, thinking of stopping at the thrift store and to the fabric store as we are going camping and I wanted a little hand project to do. I go out to get into the car via the front yard that looks like no one lives in our home. There are weeds everywhere, the bushes need to be trimmed, and the front porch and patio are filthy, which is interesting since my husband is not working at this time!! Then I look at the car and it is filthy. I have to take the hose and squirt it off before I can drive it or I cannot see out the windows!!! So I had this thought... This is not the life I planned and I feel like I am living someone else's life. I am wondering when do I get to live my life?

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I told you all in a past post that I have been blogging alot. I decided that I want my blog to reflect my life and as a place for my family to see some pics and know what is going on. I bought Tara Frey's book Blogging for Bliss and it is great. It explains why people set up blogs, how to set one up and lots of tips for making it beautiful. Eventually I want to have a link to photos so my family can see new photos of our travels around California. I am a nurse case manager and travel around California to see patients. Bob and Dexter d Dog travel with me and Bob calls it driving Miss Debbie. We always plan something fun and have a favorite Mexican Restaurant in almost all of the cities we have visited. So stay tuned and I would love some comments along way.... Happy Trails....

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I just wanted to post a few pics of our nieces wedding. It was such a loving and fun time had by all. As I grow older I realize just how precious life is and it is so important to grab the people you love and draw them to you as often as you can. My mom is 78, she does well and enjoys life to the fullest sewing like a maniac for the whole family and I think this keeps her young. Hope you all had a good weekend, enjoy Sunday, my DH is in hog heaven with both the Giants and A's playing ball today.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Family musings

We attended the wedding of my darling niece Lauren. She has 2 beautiful sisters who were bridesmaids and they all looked so grownup and beautiful. They have had a hard time as their mom and dad (my brother) divorced a few years ago. Their mom and dad have not really gotten along and do not really talk to each other. I think though that I am more sad about the loss of their marriage after the wedding. My DH and I were good friends with them and we did quite a few things together. I consider Lauren's mom my best friend, but my relationship with my brother has been strained due to the events surrounding the divorce. I had not been at any events with both of them and just realized how sad it really is. My brother seemed lost and not a part of all of the festivities that he could have been if he had made better choices. My sister Kathy said something to me not long ago that made sense. People do not stop and think that the choices they make, to make themselves happy, affect everyone around them. It makes me teary eyed to think about it. But in spite of all of this it really was happy times for all and we wish them the best in their marriage. We sure danced our feet off!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer and sewing thoughts

I added some new photos today. Our garden has turned out better than we ever thought and have had pounds and pounds of cucumbers, squash and 4 kinds of tomatoes. Hubby is planning a larger garden next year. I made several outfits for Miss Hannah and have started creating with vintage linens that have problems like rips or stains. I am quite good at getting out stains, but some just won't go!! The little white dress that ties at the neck was made from a long slip from the 1970s then I added the vintage embroidered linen to the front. It came out quite cute. I also made a pillowslip dress, but Hannah is quite thin and will grow into it. Our weather has cooled down to the upper 90s which is great. I would love to hear from some of my blog readers, please leave me a comment!!