AND THEN IT IS WINTER….

I know Ihave not written in a while..But this I had to share…

I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK. READ SLOWLY!

AND THEN IT IS WINTER
You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you
unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was
young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in
a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then
and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by
surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and
where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the
years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and
that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully
what it would be like.

But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move
slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some
worse shape than me…but, I see the great change…Not like the ones
that I remember who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age
is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to
see and never thought we’d be. Each day now, I find that just getting
a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat
anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I
just fall asleep where I sit!

And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for
all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and
do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I
know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it
will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth…it’s
over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I
should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have
done. It’s all in a lifetime.

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will
be here faster than you think. So, what ever you would like to
accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too
long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can
never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise
that you will see all the seasons of your life…so, live for today
and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and
hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you
have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to
those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
LIVE IT WELL!
ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY !
HAVE A GREAT DAY

Remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and
silver.

LIVE HAPPY IN 2013!

LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU’VE EVER BEEN,
YET THE YOUNGEST YOU’LL EVER BE
SO – ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
~Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names…. But it’s OK because other people forgot they
even knew you!!!
~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything….
especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you
really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with theTV blaring than in bed.
It’s called “pre-sleep”.
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF”
switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it
anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never
wear.
~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of
all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well, “OLD FRIEND!” Send this on to other “Old Friends!” and let
them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of
Life You Have Lived.

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Im ready for a nap, but thats not going to happen…..

The past few days have been so entirely CRAZY, that I am looking forward to some down time! It all started 2 days ago, I took Bailey Boy, to get groomed! He was in my previous post clean puppy! Well when I picked him up and we got home he was a bit on the nutty side(im assuming because he was at the groomers) and he has alot of energy! Actually my dog sitter(yes I have a doggie sitter when I go on vacation like 1x a year) said Baily Boy makes me feel old, he has the energy of 10 dogs!! Ok so I took him out side to get some of his energy out and while we were out there my nose got a lil stuffy and my throat was a lil scratchy..ehhh pollen count was extremely high so i figured like everyone else its allergies and ill deal with it! Well by 10pm I felt like my throat had fire coming out of it my head felt like it was a water balloon about to burst and my nose was like a running faucet! My teeth hurt and it hit me…ARGGGGG my sinuses again for like the zilinth time this year! And we are only 4 months into the year! It really would not be an issue for me but on friday i have to go in and have a surgical procedure(I wont go into details but it something that needs to be taken care of and well,if im sick they dont take me!)

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Ok so I start taking some sinus stuff and figure ill go to sleep and all will be good ill wake up and feel better, That did not happen! Now I had to take Bailey boy back out and he had to get his yearly exam. So off we go I drop him off they take him in and tell me come back after 3 to pick him up. OK off to work I go! I FEEL LIKE CRAP.. Make my way through the work day go back there to pick him up and all is well! He was soo happy to see me and the world is right again..WRONG! I go to pick up lil man at school who now wants to sit and play on the playground with his friends. and my sinuses are plotting my death, all I want to do is go home and sleep! 45 min later after begging him can we please go home, I decide that i should call my doc who agrees to see me on the spot to get some meds in me so I can feel good on friday. 

sick

So now it’s almost 5:30 we have to get HW done because at 7pm I had a dinner apt that I had forgotten about untill 1 hour before and to be honest I really just needed some down time with my friend whom I have not seen in a while. My hubby came home around 6:45pm and off I go! I figured I would walk there and just take in the fresh air, BUT IT WAS COLD!!  We had a nice dinner..So quiet(something im not used to) but I LOVE IT! We ate and talked and watched TV(with no interruptions). HOLY MOLY this is fantazmical!

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I went home about 9 pm and I walk in the dogs are barking the kids asking questions and a full sink! YES…OK so I was really not that excited about the dishes. I remembered that i had laundry in the washer so i quickly folded what was in the dryer moved the other load over and started another load while that one was drying. NOW I go upstairs get into bed and Bailey is acting very strange.. He’s running in circles barking over excited and will not lay down! With this Bella my boxer thinks this is a good time to jump into bed with us( she’s way to big to sleep with us, she has her own bed next to ours)! So now i have 1 dog who wont stop moving my hubby who thinks this is funny and a giant dog in the middle if the bed! NO NO NO.. Bella out(mind you she did this 3 more times) ..BAILEY PLEASE GO TO SLEEP! 45 min into this, I have taken him out 3 times he is all over the yard,I finally start thinking WTF is going on there has to be an issue! It’s now 11:30 at night I need to sleep, Hubby has to get up in 4 hours for work I take him into the bathroom turn on the light and low and behold the dogs skin is HOT PINK! HES HAVING A REACTION to the shots!! Now it all clicks, and this had happened 1x before about 2 years ago! I quickly go into mommy mode and find the Benadryl(because that’s what the doctor told me to do the previous time) shove a pill down his throat and hope to god it kicks in quickly!

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At this point I grab the both dogs tell my hubby ill sleep on the couch with them as for I did not know how long it would take for him to get comply(he was running and jumping and trying to sit but im assuming to itchy so he would stand up again and bark at me) By around 1:45 he finally fell asleep and so did I.. Wait there’s more.. Because of the fact that i cant breathe through my nose I was not sleeping well, so up and down and about 3:30 am i hear the familiar sounds of little feet walking from his room to mine then back to his down the stairs blanket and pillow in tow to come sleep with me on the couch! Needless to say he passes out , 5:30 hubby leaves for work, I jump up, 6:30 oldest leaves for school, 7:30 dogs have to go out and be fed.. So at this point I figure sleep is well overrated as long as your family is happy!..

 

2 Months 11 Days 20 Hours 20 Min left..But whos counting????

OK so im just REALLY excited to get away! I love the beach I love the sand I LOVE THE WARM WEATHER!!! The fact that my family is going to the Virgin Islands also helps!!We have been there once before, well kind of been there, we had to pass through to get to the boat that was taking us to St. Johns! My kids were both young and we were going there for a wedding. We stayed in a house that was absolutely beautiful and the views were just breathtaking! We did a lot on that trip, we snoarkled, swam with the dolphins danced a lot drank just as much and went to a few reallly cool beaches with white sand and all. But this time we are staying at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. It is an amazing place!!  This trip is also going to be a very special one in a few ways! Its my parents 50th wedding anniversary, Our 15th wedding anniversary, and my sons graduation present (H.S) and also his last family trip before he goes into the NAVY! HOLT COW that’s A LOT to celebrate! This is going to be one of the BEST vacations ever!! I seriously can’t wait!!!!

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