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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Buying online fail

Bath and Body Works

 
Yikes!!! 
I was so excited to have my box of Bath and Body Works delivered on a Saturday.  I get my package in the house and I open it and this is how it came.  I’m not happy at all.  So I call customer service and the lady says sorry for your leak wipe it off.  I’m like no you don’t understand this is more than a leak it exploded.  She says I will replace the damaged one. I say to her can I send this back to you and you send me a new box. Her reply is no unless you want to pay cost of shipping.  Needless to say I’m very disappointed with her.  Trying not to be rude I again try telling her how bad this box looks and really she could care less.  Do I then tell her OK here is what I’m going to do.. I will go to social media.  Wasn’t joking with her.  So yes went to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  I left bad reviews on Bath and Body Facebook page.  Then I left a comment about beware of buying online and left pictures.   Someone messaged me and asked me to explain what happened and so I did as well as added more photos of my box.  Then spent time cleaning up my items.  Which truthfully didn’t take long but they were gifts for Christmas.   Then by Tuesday I do get a message telling me they would send new box not including the one she was sending.  I offered to send back the first box but they didn’t want it.   
So if I hadn’t went to social media I would have just had to settle for my messy box.  I know in the grand scheme of things I probably shouldn’t have been so upset about a messed up box.  Maybe  I shouldn’t have left a bad review. I really don’t know but am proud that #Bathandbodyworks took care of me.  I did go back and left a better review.  


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Life is good!

Hello Everyone!  I know I haven't blogged about my vacation yet.  I have been busy since getting back home.  Mr. C. and I decided  that I would NOT return to the flower shop.  For several reasons but the biggest one would be so I can be home and help him when he doesn't feel his best.  As you may be aware he is disabled.   This has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders.  Seems as if every day flies by for me.  I am getting many things decluttered.  Which is a great thing for us!  Mr. C. is a minimalist where I tend to be a pack rat.  
Free stock photo of light, house, table, luxury

This is what Mr. C would love!!

Black Wooden Round Stool

I like lots of stuff!! No joke!!!!Would love a room like this one!  Maybe one day. Do you like lots of random items in the house?

So needless to say I am enjoying the break from work but yet am working hard on our house.

I promise to come back and fill in about my trip/cruise.  I do not have my pictures backed up yet and so I will get all that done soon.  I took lots of pictures while I was on the cruise this year.  I had a great time that is for sure.



beverage, caffeine, coffee
I have been busy writing pen pal letters!! I have sent off around 15 pieces of mail the last several days. Sure have been missing my pen pal letters, swaps and journals and packages I use to get on a regular basis.   Hopefully I can get more wrote and sent by this weekend.  I am currently working on 2 journals, a snowman swap and a tea swap.  Love being on swap bot.com and a Facebook group
snailmailRus.   I have always enjoyed my penpals.


caffeine, coffee, cup
Love to have a good hot drink when writing my penpal letters.  I prefer hot tea or hot chocolate.  But in a pinch flavored coffee will work.

Take care my friends!!!














Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halloween cruise 2017


So have my suitcase and tote out ready to pack.   Am super excited about going out of Mobile Alabama port this time.  Just because it will be a new experience for me.  
I have my jewelry together in my cute anchor jewelry organizer.   So don't have to worry about that at last minute.   Most of my toiletries are packed. Will double check everything.  
This trip I'm trying to take my new clothes OR ones I haven't taken on a cruise before.  This way I can have pictures in different clothes.  Makes it easier to sort pictures down the road.  If I was more organized I would have them in photo books with dates.  That would take guess work out of it. 

Am leaving October 27th for my vacation.  Will return November 6th.  Going to Cozumel and Costa Maya.   Making pit stops at Galveston Texas, Biloxi Mississippi, Mobile Alabama and going to Pensacola Florida.  

Most excited about the cruise.  Love to be pampered on the five day cruise.  I really enjoy the entire experience while being on the cruise ship.  This year we will be on Carnival Fantasy ship.  It's a older ship but has the 2.0 upgrades.  Several different restaurants to eat at that you can pay extra money.  I am leaning toward the steakhouse the first night.  That experience is well worth the $35.00.  

I hope to find time to write about each day while gone on vacation.  Last year I only wrote 2 days of entries.  Wished I had incorporated it into a activity such as rising early and watching the sun rise on the lido deck.  I'd have a hot drink in hand enjoying the peaceful mornings before everyone got up and around.  


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Logan's 1st day in 1st grade


Logan is going into first grade already! He sure has grown up way to fast for this memaw!! I am so proud that is sweet, smart and loving to everyone.  Here's to a great first grade Logan!! May it be filled with lots of memories!!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kara and Allison

Kara and Allison
These are two of my sweet nieces.  They are growing up way to fast!  Kara is 17 and Allison is 19 years old.  
I can remember putting Trevor and Allison down on a baby quilt together when they were babies.  Just seems like yesterday!  Stacey and I lived across the street from each other.  Which meant we spent lots of time together.  Sure miss them days!  I would almost say that it was as if Stacey was a sister not just a sister in law.  I am glad to say even today with Lonnie and Stacey getting a divorce if one of us needed the other we would be right there for the other.  
This photo was taken at the race track.  Their brother Hunter was racing.
I can't imagine where the girls lives will lead them.  I know they are going places and I am so excited for them!!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aaron's Family

Aaron, Michelle, Wesley and Angel

It was time for a family picture of Aaron's family!  
Pix Gal photography Studio did a awesome job.   This was our 2nd setting with her.  I have 2 more scheduled before school starts.  The next session will be watermelon themed.  Which is perfect since I live in a town that prides themselves on watermelons.  Then we  must do back to school pictures.  Especially since Angel will be going this year.  

Wesley and Angel 

Wesley

Angel 

These kiddo's are so stinking cute it isn't funny!  they both enjoyed the mini photo shoot today.
I hope to get their pictures made at least Pix Gal photography is reasonable priced.






Friday, July 28, 2017

Hunter racing!

                                                               Go Hunter Go!


Karen Sue, Hunter and Lonnie

We are a racing family and now we have the little guys racing as well! I am so proud of Hunter Joe!! 
I think that Lonnie will work with Hunter and teach him how to build the race car up from the ground and keep it going.  Plus it will keep Hunter busy and that will help him to stay focused.  
Hunter Joe give them hell on the track!!!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bingo Night!!

Ms.. Shirley 

The last Thursday of every night the Senior Citizens has a bingo night.  Ms. Shirley 
 asked me if I wanted to go with her.  I said sure sounds like you will have a great time.  I was going to read a book while she played.. Well that didn't happen as I ended up playing.  Well let me tell you these older folks take this game way serious!! I had fun playing as well as watching how everyone interacted with the others.  

Shirley and me

I couldn't go without taking a selfie of us now could I?  At 50 years old I do believe I was the youngest one there... Although Vonda was there with her mon and she is 5 years older than me.  What is age thou?  Shirley had a great time and it got her out of her house for several hours.
I hope we remember to attend next month!! 


Shirley waiting on the bingo lady to start calling out the numbers.  Unfortunately we didn't win a prize but still had the best time ever!  Let me tell you the prizes they had wasn't too shabby at all. I saw a pretty necklace, a couple of tote bags, household items as well as some tools.  Several cool items I would have liked myself.  In fact I am thinking if I see some nice gifts on sale I might just pick up to take to put on the gift table.  
Entertainment that is free that includes lots of visiting and laughter equals a perfect evening.  Sometimes I believe we forget that we don't have to pay large amounts of money to have a good time.  This night was the perfect example of having a good time for no cost.  They even had drinks and cookies!  Although if I go back next month I think I will take a bottle of Coke and a package of my favorite cookies.  They had Pepsi but I am a Coke gal.  The cookies they provided was more of a dry variety where I like Oreos or Chocolate chip cookies.  Yes I might be a tad bit picky.  Although I would share my goodies with the others. 
Hanging with Ms. Shirley has been so good for my soul.  She fills a void in my heart that has been empty since my mom and grandma passed in 2010.





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blake's family

 
Jessica and Blake

Jessica

Logan

Blake and Jessica went to a wedding this weekend.    Doesn't Logan look so big these days?  He is so cute and the sweetest boy ever in this me maw's eyes! 

As you can tell I stole these pictures right off  of Jessica's Facebook page!  So now I can treasure them as well and show everybody Blake's nice family.  I am so proud of him!!  Jessica has been so good for Blake.  Together they have created a good life for them and Logan. 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pamper Me!

 
Tonight I need a super long bubble bath and some wine and a good book!
At our house we normally just take showers.  So last night I cleaned out the tub really good and tonight am going to take advantage of a clean tub. 
Sometimes it is important to step outside our daily routine and focus on ourselves first and foremost. 

So my plan is to read something I normally do not have time to read.  Tonight it will be Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.  I have had this book for quite some time now so it's time to crack it open.  I was thinking about keeping it for the cruise in October but I don't want to wait that long.

My hair needs a good deep condition so I will do this while enjoying my soak.  I just need to remember to rinse well before I step out
of the tub. 
Aromatherapy is a must.  I have some Lavender foam bath I will use tonight.  Smells so darn yummy. Plus it is relaxing.

Don't forget to pamper your face!  Face Mask is a must.  I do not do this nearly enough so tonight will be the night!! 

Music  I have found a new app to me that I want to use.  Spotify Music.  I normally go for pop music or adult top hits.  Tonight I am leaning toward some Christian music by Newsboys.  We just currently watched God's Not Dead.  Before that I hadn't heard of them. 

I can't wait to get in the tub and soak and forget all  about my troubles for just a little bit.  Lately my life has been filled with stress and turmoil.  This should help me relax and let go of some of the minor negativities in my mind. 

I am treating tonight like a date night to myself.   I am so looking forward to some me time!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Journal

July Journal 2017

I enjoy working in journals for trade.  This journal is a quick one only a month long.  Some of the requirements was to fill a composition book with stories, recipes, entries and anything you want to share.  I tried to make mine interesting.
Page about Galveston Texas

Recipe page

EL Paso Texas Trip
Galveston Texas

I am trying to be more creative with my journals.  I hope my Swap Bot partner will appreciate the time I put into the journal. 
I have found that using the free travel brochures makes the page pop and more interesting.  Sometimes being  creative doesn't take a lot of extra money.  Putting in tip in's is something fairly new that I am enjoying doing to the journals. 
I do get lots of inspiration from YouTube and Pinterest. I do spend hours on both of them sites.  
Next agenda is I want to play around and learn how to do different fonts.  I hardly ever change up the fonts I use.  I am amazed at how others use so many fonts.  
Do you have any cool journal tips for me?  Would love to hear them if you do.     

Friday, July 14, 2017

Creative letter

Creative Letters

So am trying to be a little creative when sending out my pen pal letters.  When I am at work and have a few extra minutes I will grab some sheets of computer paper.  We all know how boring white computer paper starts off looking.  So I try to add some washi tape and cute stickers to jazz the letter up a bit. 


 
I am sending this to a new pen pal.  Sure hope she likes the attempt that I put into her letter. 
Writing snail mail has always been a passion of mine.  I probably started with pen pals in middle school.  I've done it off and on for probably 30 years.  Just seeing a envelope in the mailbox from a friend makes my day so much brighter. 
This letter is awesome! I took it from Pinterest.  She did a awesome job on this letter!!
I would love to be able to use different fonts in my writing.  Which means I would have to practice my handwriting.  Some days I don't feel like I have the time or energy for another creative outlet.
When you write letters do you try to make them more creative?
Outgoing Mail
I really like the bright colorful envelopes that catch your eye.  Using last year calendars is a cheap and fun way to add color to your our going mail. 




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday downer

Warning: do not read if you have a sensitive stomach!!!

This morning I get a phone call at 8:30 am from Ms. Shirley asking me to come give her a enema.  OH MY GOD! I have never done this and it was never on my mind to do so EVER!  I am about to throw up in my mouth.  I have made it to be 50 years old with out doing this...I'm not looking forward to this at all.  I do believe I am being punished for all my bad choices growing up. 

I go to Marlow Medicine to pick up enema  and get directions.   It took less than 5 minutes to get it done.  It wasn't hard just the ick factor of doing it.  Before I go on any further YES I wore gloves!  There is no way that I could have gone in that region without gloves.   This is so out of my comfort zone it isn't funny. Once I get to  flower shop  Mildred tells me that I have to call ATT and DEMAND they get a technician out here sooner.  I am like this is not who I am and I do not demand things from others.  Which they know isn't who I am that's not my personality at all.  For one I know who ever I am talking to is just a employee and don't have magical powers to do whatever they want.  Plus I try to live by the motto  do to others as you want them to do to you.  As my moma always said you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. 

Honestly I can't take much more negativity in my face today.  I feel like I'm inches from going over the edge today.  The next step will be going into full fledge depression.  I know me well enough that much more SHIT today I'm going to scream. 

Sure hope everyone else is having a better day than me!!!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jett is racing!

Jett and Thomas!  Jett won his first race!! Way to go big boy we are so proud of you!  Jett is only 6 years old and is following in his dad's footsteps.   Way to go Jett!  He has
been around race cars and tracks all his life!  My brother Thomas is a dang good driver with a tad bit of a hot head to go with his racing.  He does great during the race season. 

Sarah's Baby Shower

 
Sarah Ellsworth

Congratulations to the mommy to be!  Am so proud of  Sarah and Nick.  They will be wonderful  
to baby Luca!!
The host did a wonderful job on the baby shower.  Loved the decorations and how they did the food buffet.

 
Gift Table
She received lots of wonderful gifts. 

Baby Luca is going to be so spoiled!!

Food tables and guest.  I just wished I had taken closer pictures of how they displayed the food.  These ladies are very talented!!

Raffle for when Luca makes his appearance to the world.

Sarah and Samantha
Can you tell they are sisters?  They are both beautiful girls.  I have been friends with Kim as long as I can remember.  I also know that Luca is going to be well loved and taken care of by Great Grandma Sue and Grandma Kim and Papa Kevin!
I was honored to be part of Sarah and Luca's special day!  Am anxious to meet Mr. Luca!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wesley and Angel

Wesley & Angel

Wesley

W
Angel


Had Aaron's bonus children's pictures taken for the $th of July. They turned out so darn cute! 
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July.  I have to admit I am glad it is over.  It seemed like I was on the go from early morning to midnight Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday night. Now am counting down till Friday night!!

Wesley and me
A rare one of Wesley letting me hold him for a fast picture!

Angel and Wesley found the "Rpck On Marlow" rock!! Aaron wouldn't let them keep it.  Makes me want to paint some rocks and place around town!!  What a cool ideal.





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. 

                      Brigham Young 


I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Tuesday I am off work at the flower shop and I am so excited! I need a free day to do whatever I want!  Which means I will make some fried chicken, potato salad, a pie and cut up some watermelon.  Yummy! 
Around 5 I will do to Ms. Shirley's and get ready for friends and family to show up to watch the fireworks at dusk. 

Logan

Love this 4th of July picture of Logan! He is so darn cute!!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Rock on Oklahoma



Found our first painted rock!!


Angel and Wesley

Angel and Wesley 

We were on our way to Pix Gal Photography Studio when we found our first painted rock here in Marlow Oklahoma.  Aaron wouldn't let the kiddo's take the rock and rehide it.  So I snapped a photo and we put the rock back in the same spot.  I have seen several painted rocks on the local Facebook page but I do believe this rock is the cutest one ever! 
I think I should buy some cheap paint and find some rocks and paint a few for them to hide.  I think that would be a fun weekend project for us. 
ROCK ON MARLOW seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Family get together

Independence day is here! We all love to celebrate this holiday with a cookout and fireworks.  I went to my cousins Saturday night to celebrate it a little early.   My cousin Trish had invited family and friends over to enjoy the evening.  I felt very blessed to be included in this year's celebration. 

Michelle and Aaron

Angel and Caleb and Logan

Aaron and the kiddo's
I didn't take as many photos as I wanted to but at least captured a few.  We had a great time Just wished that Mr. C. and Trevor had been able to attend. 

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty
Ho Chi Minh

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day dreaming

Am daydreaming about the next time I will be on water.  I feel more at peace when I am this close to water. 
Today I can feel that I am not in a good place mentally but almost don't want to work on my attitude.  I know I can focus and get back on track but sometimes I feel like what does it matter. 
For instance:
I sit in the same spot every day when I am home.  This morning someone else was in my spot.. It just went all over me.  For one thing I am hardly ever at home due to working.  So don't sit in my spot till I leave for work.  If you feel the need to sit there by all means but do it after I have left for work.  I think as the sole bread winner right now I should be able to sit in my area.  Then my logic kicks in and says REALLY??  your upset about your parking place for your big ole butt when there are many other places to sit? And I am like YES! I want to sit in my spot.  Uugh I hate feeling like this but yet oh well.  I will get over it OR I will choose to do something different.  Right now I am needing to make major changes but am way too scared to get the momentum started. 
I hope to shake this feeling off here in a little bit.  Makes me cranky and I don't like that feeling.
Hope everyone is having a better day than me.  I will keep focusing on wishing I was on the water right about now!






Friday, June 16, 2017

Welcome Weston

Welcome to the world Weston Nunley!  Congratulations to Whitney and Coby! 
What a sweet baby boy. 

Weston is going to be loved by many. 

 
Not sure how little Gunner feels about the new baby boy coming into his life.  Knowing Gunner he will end up loving and being the best big brother ever!

I love being a great aunt! How much fun it is to watch babies grow up and have babies of their own.  I am so proud of Coby and Whitney.  They were made for each other with out a doubt. 
Welcome home Weston!!!!