Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day/SNAGS ONLY

Happy Mother's Day!  Today is the USA's mom's day. 

I want to apologize for not being around.  I've been in a dark spot (not as black as it was years ago) but nonetheless a place I'm not used to being in anymore.  I'm slowly working my way, or crawling my way out of it.  I will be ok.  Bless all of you who have e-mailed me and left me comments.  I have some who have asked me various questions and requested a couple of tags.  I promise you will get the tags and the answers to your questions today.

Wow, I could write a book.  Megan has a new internship with another large company here but there's that darned background check again.  3 more weeks and counting for expungement.  Joey is going to go through Pa voc rehab for heating and AC.  He is having some problems with a course he withdrew from and retook years ago.  Pa. is weird with financial aid.  They say he needs to make these two credits up out of pocket before aid and loans kick in.  He's working this summer and really can't focus on a school course.  We will work this out.  There is a one time appeal process so either mama will roar or his counselor can help.

Me...well, I'm still persevering.  I think I was much happier when I had nicotine pumping through my veins, at least mood wise.  It will be one year on May 29th although I still take a few puffs once a week or so when I'm out with BF having a few drinks.

We (me and my three) are taking my mom to all places today....Denny's.  That was her choice.  My gift for her...lol...my brother gave her an old 19 inch tv a while ago.  It's lost it's color.  I'm not sure if you all remember that we had 6 tv's floating around here.  Two are gone.  We are giving my mom the 25" Magnavox and the 27" Magnavox is now in my/Megan's room.  I know she will love it.  It's bigger and actually has color that works plus the 27" was just sitting here calling my name for the bedroom.

And....my BF bought me a new cell phone.  Mine got crunched in between the recliner and the LED screen was cracked and leaking.  I was due for an upgrade.  Of course, thisis torture for me because I'm indecisive.  I ordered a pink Razor.  Joey said that was a bad choice because he has a silver one and the battery barely makes it through the day.  He rarely uses his so I would have hated the battery time.  I wanted a Blackberry but didn't have the huge web access fee Verizon charges plus it just darned confused the crap out of me when I messed around with it.  My son picked this one out....LOVE IT!!!!!  It's an LG ENV and is comparable to the Sidekick.  Megan wants me to text her all the time instead of calling.  Yowza, this is too easy with the keyboard.  I have free web access for a month but I really haven't used it that much.  It has Tetris and Pacman on it.  Love Tetris.  Funny thing was I didn't know it opened up into a keyboard.  Joey came up the next day and showed me.  I fell in love with it plus the camera is 2 megapixels and takes a pretty decent picture.

 

 

I haven't make any tags for quite a while.  I messed around in PSP yesterday.  Boy, am I rusty.  I'm hoping to get back into my addicition again.

Oh and Megan has been staying here for the most part to save money.  She still pays her rent but it is cheaper to live here.  I paid her Pa. wage tax so in turn she cleaned the house.  Boy, what a blessing that was to walk in the door and see a neat, tidy house.  Her brakes and rotors on her car are bad.  It's in Pittsburgh.  Her dad actually bought the parts and is supposed to fix it tomorrow.

Ok, this is long enough.  I am working my way around and catching up.  Sorry, I've missed so many of you.  Love you all!!!!!!  (BTW:  I was very saddened to see Guido may be gone from JLand.  What a rock he is to us all.  And, Lisa, Lisa's Place of Thoughts and Ramblings, which is private, father passed this week.  Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.)

HUGS AND LOVE.......CHRIS

                 

50 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend... sending big hugs and lots of good vibes.   I have the pink razor and it's fine... maybe Joey needs to have them look at his battery... might be a defected one.  Enjoy your day
hugs
d

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris sorry you have been feeling down in the dumps ,cant believe its a year since you stopped smoking ,well done ,I have snagged both your graphics today they are both lovely ,Debbie tells me I missed you on the chat room the other night I was so disapointed ..love Jan xx

nay0114 said...

Happy Mother's Day Chris. Sounds like you all are busy with life. I haven't visited or writing in my journal in so long time has been crazy. Glad to hear you're okay.
Take care, Chrissie

springangel235 said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend....thank you for getting us caught up on you and everyone in your special family.
Yes, we all miss Guido..so much...he was a rock to all of us...I hope he comes back...
Hugs and make it a great day...cheer up...you have all of US!!!!
Joyce

springangel235 said...

PS.....love the snags and the phone looks awesome...happy chatting!!
Love,
Joyce

nelishianatl said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!  I have missed you and hope you're almost at the end of this period or through it and feeling better.  I know what it's like to be there. Those phones are awesome!  I have a razor phone and he is right.  Barely makes it through the day and I hardly use it for anything.  It sounds like you have a very sweet daughter.  Somebody better help Joey get through school as it sounds like he's motivated.  I snagged that tag at the top.  I love this sorta thing.  Guido's abscence makes me so sad too.  And I've already visited Lisa as well.  You've such a big heart.  

Big hugs and wishing you the happiest Mother's Day ever!


Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Prayingandbelieving/

emmi2sweet said...

Happy Mother's Day Chris ... hope you have a very special day full of love & happiness. Emmi

lattedah711 said...

My son Joey got the Orange Envy for Easter.  He Loves it.  We also have Verizon.  Unlimited text, free Vz to Vz and its $15 mo. for web access for that phone.  Thats good for you and Megan.  :)
Even though it was easier to smoke, it's better for YOU that you quit.  Keep up the good work and you will be so happy you did.
Stay positive no matter what life throws at you.  :)
Happy Mothers Day.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/    Tracy

frankandmary said...

I am very sorry about the darkness, but hope most of it is behind you now.   I get the nicotine thing, but it might also have left you around for a few less years, & I am thinking the kids( the one day grand kids ;-0 too) need you.  ~Mary

bhbner2him said...

The snags make a beautiful Mother's Day gift.  Wishing you one rich in love!  - Barbara

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling bad Chris, it's so good to see an entry from you today. Your phone looks fantastic! How nice to have Megan doing the housework too! Have a great Mothers' Day, enjoy the meal. Well done for keeping up the not smoking for so long too. Jeannette xx  

cherry2sweet2eat said...

background check expungement does that mean they will fire her when they see her background check? why?

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I bet it was nice to see the tidy house it alone is enough to drive a woman insane at times just the over whelmingness of it all...wishing you a wonderful mothers day and keeping you in prayers.  Hugs,TerryAnn

lanurseprn said...

GREAT to hear from you Chris. I knew you were still around by your comments. I hope you start feeling better soon. I know how that is....to be in a dark place. It's HELL! I have a solution....come visit me in sunny CA!! We'll have a blast!
Love ya Chris..
Pam xoxox

lisa41076 said...

Chris, wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day, Love and Hugs Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((CAB)))))))))))))))))))))))))))I know what its like to  be in a dark place.I am proud of you that you are not smoking.I know its hard,because I wath my Mom go through it.That is a nie phone you have there.I want a black berry to,but,I am home all the time and have my LapTop,so,it wouldnt be good for me.I hope you have a special day on MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((CAB)))))))))))))))))))))))))))I know what its like to  be in a dark place.I am proud of you that you are not smoking.I know its hard,because I wath my Mom go through it.That is a nie phone you have there.I want a black berry to,but,I am home all the time and have my LapTop,so,it wouldnt be good for me.I hope you have a special day on MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!

cayasm said...

Several of us seem to be in that dark place, (sighs) I gave up smoking over a year ago, although glad I did it but have been fighting with the weight ever since!
Glad to read the kids are ok and doing well. Love your new phone.

Happy Mothers Day.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

siennastarr said...

{{{{Chris}}}}}  So sorry you are in a dark place.  Lord knows I can relate.  I feel like such a bad friend because I haven't emailed you about being absent from your journal, but, lately you've been alot like me.. just not leaving many entries, so I didn't think much of it.  I always look forward to your entries, but I feel bad that I wasn't more in tune with your depression.. :(   Forgive me?  I know you will drag yourself out of that dark place.. because you are strong, like me.  We are survivors!!

I got a new phone to, but mine is basic.  It's an AT&T cell phone.  Period.  No fancy gadgets, or anything.  I can text (although I don't, because it takes to freaking long, and half the time I can't see the tiny little letters on the number panel..lol)  Besides, I can't ever understand how all that shit works!  Too complicated for me!  Just give me a damn phone that works, and a keypad with letters and numbers big enough for me to see, and I'm good to go! lol
Yeah.. I'm getting old, I guess!

Love you much!

Hugs
Jackie

carolsixpac said...

 It is so good to hear from you! Awesome phone! Wishing you a happy Mothers Day-hugs-Carolina

jjdolfin9 said...

Miss you in DSD.  Sorry to hear you are having a rough time Chris.  Prayers going up.  Happy Mom's Day.
Hugs, Joyce

gehi6 said...

Glad to hear from you, and hope you have a good Mother's day.  Sounds like 3 kids and getting everyone situated in the world can take plenty of energy.  Sounds like you are all doin' good.  Gerry
http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

firestormkids04 said...

Happy Mother's Day!  So far it has gone well for me.  I am glad you are taking your mom out today.  I wish my kids were close enough to do that for me.  Thanks so much for you comments in my journal.  They mean a lot to me.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

glensfork4 said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well Chris......

Michele

stetsonsfyre said...

Happy Mom's Day Chris :)  Neat phone!  The LG ENV was the one I picked out also when it comes up time for C's and I's update with Verizon.  I didn't know it opened up like that either lol.  Hugz, Teresa

chat2missie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I love your phone.  It looks so cool.  
Missie

sunnybethe said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Chris!  Very nice phone!   My G/f and her hubby have Razors.  And the batteries are awful.  I hope the kids get thing workd out. We never stop worry about them do we?  hugs,  Bethe

nortenadcorazon said...

*CHRIS!!!!
Heyyyyyyy Uuuuuuuu!!!
***HAPPY "MOM'S DAY"!!
I sure have missed reading U!
I'm in AWE of Ur two New Creations to Us!
I tag them for some Friends ...Never adding anything But Thier name...They Love Ur Talent so Much!
Sorry to hear about Ur Cell~ But Woww! Luving The New One!!!
I would be on the TETRIS  :)
BiGG Huggs & Smiles
Debra
P.S. See I Got The Name Right  heehee!
xoxox

heavenlybama said...

Happy Mother's Day Chris!
Hugs,
D

queenb8261 said...

Happy  Mother's Day even though it's almost over. I hope it was  a wonderful one. Considering what is going on in our lives...mine was pretty good. I didn't know you were in the black hole with me. We should be on the phone commiserating with each other. I need to do an update entry. Glad you're still not smoking.I cannot believe it's been nearly a year. Where in the hell has the time gone. My youngest granddaughter, Hailey is 9 1/2 mos old and wants to walk so bad. Thank goodness she is just pulling up now but she sure can go in her walker. Sigh. They grow up too fast.
Take care Chris and if you need anything let me know I'll send you my number, if you don't have it already. Again, Happy Mother's Day, dear friend.
Luv N Hugs, Barb

ktkamanski said...

My thoughts and prayers will be that the sunshine finds your heart and a smile finds you :0)!  
Take care of you, my friend. Enjoy and have fun,
Katie

jmoqueen said...

Glad to see you are still around Chris but I'm sorry to hear your in a dark place xx Hope you manage to lift yourself out of it soon xx

((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

queeniemart said...

I love you like family and think about you every single day.....SO glad you updated.....you have no idea how much i miss you when i do not hear from you....glad to hear the ex will fix the car.....i bet your mom loved Denny's! We had one and i loved their breakfast. I hope all gets worked out for Joey.....congrats on that cool phone too. I LOVE YOU!

astoriasand said...

Aw Chris I hope you soon feel much better.I adore your phone it's fantastic.Fancy a keyboard Whoo-Hoo.I hope you all hada  wodnerful Mothers Day.Sorry i wasn't around at the time.Look after yourself in my prayers all of you.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day. As for the down and out depressed feeling, I hope you know you can email me anytime hon. I'm here for you and I know all too well what that feeling amounts to. As for the nicotine...I'm truly struggling NOT to pick up the habit now. I don't get it, it was easier a few months ago. I think it's because the weather is nice and I'm outside and that's when I used to light up. Love the phone. Actually looks like something I could use with the keyboard, it would work great with close captioning. (Hugs) Indigo

mcknansmom said...

i have that same phone!!! love the keyboard for txting!!!
have a great rest of the week...
hugs
tina

tendernoggle said...

Good to hear from you!!! I love your phone!!!
love ya,
carlene

tpiez4me said...

I'm afraid to get a phone like that....I'd be sooooooo addicted!
Glad to hear from you.  Now I gotta learn this PSP stuff!!

eyesbaerle said...

Best wishes! Hugs, Maria

lv2trnscrb said...

love the phone, my son has the sidekick and he says it is great for texting

hoping you feel better soon; it is hard to get out of the blues sometimes, life can be soooo overwhelming at times

I know what you mean about nicotine, I don't smoke, but I used to like a glass of wine or two to keep the stress at bay; am giving it up for a year (long story) and I remember saying to my husband last week when we were stressed with moving "moving was a lot better when I knew I could look forward to a glass of wine in the evenings", but hang in there, don't go back to smoking; best gift you can give to your body by remaining smoke free

betty

bojgill4375 said...

Those are pretty tags Chris. Thank you so much for your kind words on my journal. It sure is not easy to put an animal down. They become part of the family. She had a good life, so I have to remember that. Thank you for the prayers and prayers for you too because you sure sound busy. God Bless, Janie

ktkamanski said...

Thank you for sharing such talent to help all of our journals smile! Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Katie

winivere2002 said...

Miss you, Chris.
xx

bgilmore725 said...

Hi Chris... I'm repaying your visit... I hope this has been a better week, for you and your children. If not, I'll add you all to my prayers as well. It's tough watching our kids dare to stretch out beyond their homelife, attempt to start their own life, and to come against the "No's!" It doesn't matter what the reason is when it's something they were really hoping for. But you and I both know that another door will open. They will come to understand that experience soon. REal soon I hope. Price of gas these days, it's got to be hardest on the youngest adults in our population. The students, the newlyweds, the young parents, single-parents. Take care. bea

princesssaurora said...

Hey there!!!  I know you have visited me... so you are out there!  How are you doing?  How is the whole clan?  Update time...  lol

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Checking in on you..hope that your getting some relief...I will be asking some of my prayer warriors to keep you in prayer...I have a friend that my mom knows and she has shingles on her head and it is so painful for her take care of yourself and know you and yours are in my prayers..hugs,TerryAnn

winivere2002 said...

Miss you, Chris. Please come back!!!!!!!
xx,
Win =.)

ktkamanski said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello ~ Sure do miss your entries. Hoping this finds you happy, healthy and enjoying life. Take care of you my friend,
Katie

bgilmore725 said...

Please get better and come back. My prayers are with you, my dear. Missing you. bea


http://journals.aol.com/bgilmore725/Wanderer/

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