May 26, 2011

The Gift

So last night I received an amazing gift from my girlfriend and dinner guest Kristie. Some of you may already know my dear friend Kristie from my previous blog mentions. She is the creator of the blogspot blog, Cali Girl With A Washington Heart.

Kristie and I go back years, and our families are very close, and on a recent family visit to her home I was admiring a paper wreath that hung above her fireplace mantel. As soon as I saw the wreath I was totally lost in admiration for the darling shabby chic work of art.

Upon noticing me swooning over her wreath Kristie nonchalantly informs me that she had made the paper wreath herself, just for the fun of it, and that she was more than happy to make one for me as well. I couldn't believe my ears, SHE had made these gorgeous paper wreaths that adorned her home and she would make one for ME!!

It was in that moment I understood the sensation of simultaneous euphoria and disbelief that lottery winners experience. Immediately I began envisioning where I would proudly display my new incredibly gorgeous and extremely shabby chic treasure while I smiled and nodded yes to Kristie.

A few days later Kristie and her family come and join us for dinner, and Kristie presents me with my gift. A paper wreath made from the pages of an old discarded dictionary. A perfect choice for a writer wouldn't you agree?!?!

If you are interested in buying a paper wreath from my darling Kristie you can reach her by her blog

May 24, 2011

What Time Is It?

It has been almost 2 weeks since we have moved to Washington state and my body still hasn't adjusted to the difference in daylight. In Temecula when the clock strikes 8PM it is dark outside. Here in the Black Diamond/ Maple Valley area it is VERY sunny at 8PM and quite a ways from dark.

The locals say in the summertime the sun doesn't set until after 10PM. Making gauging ones time here a little tricky. The outside scenery stays the same giving you no real noticeable progression of time.

The brightness of the morning looks the same as the brightness of the afternoon. Making the day feel longer yet time pass quickly. I hope I get used to this daylight difference soon. I'm tired of being so sleepy.

May 21, 2011

Garage Sale!!

Today is going to be an exciting day for me. Our entire housing development is having a garage sale. A few neighbors put things out yesterday & I was able to acquire 2 new treasures. A non-motorized push lawn mower for $3 dollars, which I love & a child's well used red rocking chair for $10 dollars.

I can't wait to see what the rest of the neighbors are selling today. My new friend & neighbor Danielle,told me she purchased a gas self propelled lawnmower at last years annual garage sale for $5 dollars. I hope to have her luck today with a gas mower also. It would be a treat for me to have both kinds of mowers but I prefer my non-motorized one. It gave me the most amazing workout ever!!

I hope fate smiles upon me today & I am able to find a neighbor trying to unload some ceramic roosters & or chickens, be forewarned you will never hear the end of it if I do. Oh do I dare to dream that I could be so lucky as to find some ceramic rooster & chickens being displayed along with every other used & broken trinket. Just sitting there on folding tables waiting for me to discover their beauty. As a bitter husband with better things to do sits on a lawn chair in the driveway begging me to take these items so he can go back inside.

Do I dream it... Do I dream it... Yes I do... I most certainly do!!
I will post pictures & gloat later. Until then I wish you a happy & glorious weekend.

May 19, 2011

Sleepless In Seattle

I can't sleep.
I'm really tired.
My body & my mind are not on the same page.
I really want new curtains for the family room.
I really wish my hubby would help me hang the curtains I have,
This weekend is our anniversary.
We will have been married 13 years.
Or is it 12?
I have the perfect gift for him.
I'm pretty sure he's gonna buy it himself & screw me outta a gift.
It was a really awesome gift.
Why does he always do that?
He is so difficult to shop for.
I hope he gets me a puppy!
That would be so romantic.
An iPhone 3GS and/or iPhone 4 that would be romantic also.
An iPad would be equally as romantic.
A girl can dream can't she?
Well except for me, cause I can't sleep.

Let It Go!

So I love Washington state, I think we can all agree I have established that fact. Now I hope to discover that I equally love the medical professionals practicing in the state. I need to find a doctor so I can regain control of my O.C.D.

I am not accustom to my children playing around the neighborhood with groups of children riding thier bikes without constant supervision. Or walking 2 & 1/2 blocks up the road to the school bus stop.

I am battling my anxitey internally & losing the battle. I don't want to raise my children to be fearful just aware. So the cycle of controlling my surroundings because I can't control life begins.

On a scale of 1-10 I am about a 3. I know it's me struggling with accepting my boys are growing up. Sometimes I just need a little help letting go. Since we are so new to the area I haven't found a home church yet.

My heart is still very much in Temecula at Rancho Community Church with our amazing pastors & worship team.

I miss my church & carne asada nachos that being said I sure do love Washington!

May 18, 2011

I Don't Hate It Yet *wink*wink*

Well it is 70* & very sunny here in Washington. We have experienced some rain, off & on but nothing serious. It's been more of a mist & sometimes even a light sprinkle but nothing to severe...yet.

The locals here LOVE to tell us that once we experiance a winter here we won't like Washington as much as we do now. It's as if they are desperate for us to reply to their "How you liking Washington so far?" question with, "We hate it!! My children & I are miserable!!"

They don't like to hear that we love the city we live in or that we have wanted to relocate our family to Washington state for a little over 2 years now. That our neighbors are amazing & that my kids are attending schools we have always wanted them to have the opportunity to attend.

I'm excited about my life & eager to explore Washington with my family. Maybe in a few months I'll post how much I hate it here. *wink*wink*

May 17, 2011

Impossible Dreams

It has been months since I've been able to blog. I have so much to tell you I don't know where to start. First today is my sister Elba's birthday which is always cause for a big celebration of love, laughter, & red velvet cake! However this birthday brings me a touch of sadness because I won't be able to celebrate her day with her.

We have recently relocated to WASHINGTON STATE!!! Our dream of raising our family in Washington has come true with the help & glory of God. It is everything we hoped for & more.

Our boys are so happy here & the house & neighborhood we moved into is absolutely amazing!! Best of all my sister is relocating here as well!! She will be arriving next month. Life is amazing for my family right now. It feels like an impossible dream has come true. I hope you are all doing well my friends & I will be writing of my adventures here soon.