Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011 (New Years Eve)

Had a great time in Olive Branch with family. Ate some good food, shopped, and shot fireworks.

I got to talk to or see all the people who matter to me today. Looking forward to church in the morning and Sunday school and then I am going to clean up my house and cook on the grill. Life is good.


Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011

Clarksdale is going down the drain! What once was a beautiful town is now a ghetto. Glad I moved to the country where it's safe. To many senseless murders and the law doesn't have anything to do with it when it happens to a non-black. So sad.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

Ready to get home and start decorating for Thanksgiving. I will keep up most of my Halloween decor since it is mostly fall colors. I love this time of year. I don't have a lot of money to buy stuff to decorate with but I have fun using what I do have. Dollar Tree always has great stuff.

I am going to sit down and write out a simple budget and see if that will help me with my financial problems. I make good money but never seem to have any left over and bills go unpaid as a result of it. I did the Dave Ramsey deal but mine is not major.


October 31, 2011 (Halloween)

I had a great weekend. Friday we had a fall carnival at church and 25 people showed up. It was a great success and the kids came out and had fun and so did the adults. Saturday I went to my brothers church to their carnival. I then went to the Halloween set up down the street where I had a great time. I wasn't ready to go since it was only 8:00 p.m so I stopped by my friend Peggys apartment and visited a while. I didn't get in until mid night.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

Not a whole lot going on in my life. I am planning on having a nice weekend though. I am not much on getting out a lot but I am this weekend. I am going to October Fest in Cleveland, Alissa's birthday that afternoon, & Leslie's wedding saturday evening. I hope I can get it all done.

Friday is Mason and jordans birthday. I am going to bring a cake over and give them their presents and a little money. I don't think I will go to Southaven to Chucky Cheese with them but i will come by Friday and see them.

Bruce and I are getting along great and we are both so happy. I love him and he loves me and thats what counts. I just wish I could see him more often. I know he has to work though. I cant wait til November. He and I can actually see each other a little.

Better run.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 8, 2011

I decided to work this morning just to get some stuff done that I can't seem to get done during the week. I should have it all done by 9:45 am when I clock out. I doubt I will work next weekend.

These past few weeks have been hectic at work. I look forward to the weekends. I can handle it but I still need some relief every once in a while.

I am trying to start a website with videos, pictures, music, live weather reports, the weather channel, various links, etc. I want to do it for fun and I think it would be if I could get it moving. I have always wanted to own my own radio station or tv station. I can now do it online and it would be free. Ha


Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 19, 2011

Sarah, Mason, Jordan, and I went to Atzimbas for supper. We had a great time. Jessica went to a football game and Leo and Christie went out to eat at The Ranchero. We then went to The Shoe Department before we went to the house. I may try to start taking the kids out on friday night. They were so good.

I am trying to decide if I am going to take a vacation in the next few weeks. I either want to go to Harrison Arkansas to the Southern Heritage event. I also want to go to Pulaski Tennessee in October for their Southern Pride weekend of events. I may need to wait and go in October since it will be cooler and I should have a little extra money.


August 18, 2011

I turned 42 today. I am getting old and my body is feeling my age. I am still healthy even though I am overweight so I am lucky.

I had a wonderful birthday though. Jim bought everybody lunch for my birthday and I got to pick. We ordered out at the Dutch Oven and Lesa had them order a dozen of their cupcakes. I went by Leo's after work for a party and supper. We had pizza and birthday cake. I got a card and a $50.00 gift card. I then met Lesa, Shan, Debbie, Debra, & Ratt at the Stone Pon. I wasn't hungry but I did enjoy the company. I was up most of the night with horrible acid reflux.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011

Had a wonderful time in church and Sunday school this morning. The Lord has truly blessed me by guiding me here to Friars Point, Ms and to my sweet church. I thank Him everyday for leading to the path of rightouness.

I am planning my vacation that I am going to make myself take this year. I am going to go to Hot Springs, AR in September. I have decided on the third weekend in September. I will have time to get some money together and make all the necessary arrangements. I am going by myself so I am going to make the best of it. I have to check out the calendar at work and see if anybody is going to be going that Monday & Tuesday.

I am going to Tupelo, MS the second weekend in August for a meeting. I am so excited. I am lead to do this and want to do this. I wont be able to make every meeting each month but I should be able to make a few meetings a year and a few rallys.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 15, 2011

Wish things were easy like they were 20 years ago. Money was good, jobs were there, and the cost of living was much cheaper than it is now.

Having a hard time with money and my checkbook right now. I make mistakes with money and continue to make them. One day I will get a grip of my finances and start living again. Not looking good right now.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What is wrong with our country?

There are a lot of good things about our country but some decisions our countries leaders make really do disappoint me. We elect a president who could not produce a simple birth certificate, a cold blooded murderer walks free in Florida that murdered her little daughter, famous football players get off because they have money, and lets not forget the tragedy that happened outside of Coahoma county several years back where a family of 4 were tortured and murdered. The two men that committed that crime are in prison but may never be executed because one of them "bumped their head" while on death row and does not under why he is going to be executed. These are our leaders that serve our country and make us all look like fools.

I know I seem harsh at times but my words that are spoken are the truth. People judge me because of how I believe but if they would really sit down and think about it; I am politically correct.



Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26, 2011

Glad to see the weekend. I had a tiring week but then I turn around and work Saturday for 4 hours. I got my work done so it was worth it. I won't work for another 2 Saturday's so I am glad I got to work .

I woke up early this morning like always. I want to go back to sleep but I have to get ready for church. I might end up taking a nap later on. I only nap because I am bored. I had two cups of coffee and that hasn't woke me up yet. I need to get in gear because I might fall back asleep.

I have cleaned up my house all except the sunroom and my bedroom. I am going to do that when I get back from church. I am trying to do it all myself so I can save money by not paying a maid. It's hard keeping up this house by myself. I do a little at a time so it won't overwhelm me. If I get it done without any trouble; I will work on the exercise room . I want my house clean for next weekend when family comes over.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

Work has been great this week. I am looking forward to my paycheck tomorrow. I have really worked hard and I hope it will be nice. I have to work Saturday to do my freight bill audits. I need that extra money and I am going to work as much as I can so I can pay off my debt and be able to save some money later on.

I am thinking about buying another vehicle but I am having to wait and see what I can afford. I don't want to spend any more than $200.00 a month right now. I can spend $300.00 a month after the first of the year. If my truck can make it until then; I will wait till 2012 to get another vehicle.

I am missing my friend right now but Iknow that we are better off right now. I am glad that we are friends and we do still love and care about each other. It was hard at first but I know we are doing right and that makes all the hurt go away.

Diet is doing ok but not as much as I would want it to. I am cutting back and that does help. I am bloated this week and that makes you want to give up. I can do better after this week.


June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

Not to much going on today. Just another hot day at work. I did get a lot done today so that's good. I have to get a lot out between now & Friday.

I am doing fairly well with my budget. I have $13.00 in the bank and that should be all I need until Friday morning. I don't want to be overdrawn anymore. I like being in control.

I am going to carry my family out to eat Friday night. We might go to The Fortune Cookie. I love that place and so do they.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011

I joined Friars Point Methodist church this morning. It's one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am going to work hard and be a big part of that little church.

It's been 6 years since I got out of a bad relationship and I am glad I made that decision. I am not in the best one now but it beats that one. I am ashamed of things I have done in the past but I have learned from those mistakes and grew from them.

I will be taking a vacation soon. Its not going to be a big one but I am going to get away. I am deciding between tupelo or Southaven . Both places cost about the same . I have to go to tupelo the second Sunday in august so i might go to tupelo . My a/c isn't working in my truck so that needs to be fixed before I go anywhere.

I found my little puppy Bambi when I was on my way to church. I didn't recognize her at first but knew it was her when I got back. Such a sweet little puppy. The other dogs remembered her and was glad she was back.



June 11, 2011

June 11, 2011

Had a long, hot week at work. I was so glad to see Friday afternoon get here. I love my job and that's what keeps me going.

Diet is doing ok. Friday was my cheat day. I still watched my carb intake but ate stuff I normally wouldn't eat. I am going to walk some this weekend to get started on my exercise program.

I am joining the Friars Point Methodist Church this Sunday. I am so excited. I gave already started making changes in my life. Ready for my new Christian life !!!!

I went on and opened my Regions checking account up again. I think I made a right choice. I need to keep up with my bills and money a little better. I may be buying another vehicle in September or October . I am trying to weigh in all I have to see what I can afford. The insurance will double and the tag will be high too. I don't go anywhere now so I know I wouldn't be going anywhere then.

I am working today at saftcart. I have some freight bills to audit and a few more odds and ends that I don't have time for during the weekend. I need the money too so any overtime I can get is a help.


Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

Day 5 of my high protein low carb diet. It's been hard but I do feel better about myself. I have a long way to go but I can do this.

I am opening up another checking account up and I hope I can keep this one straight. I am going to watch my money and try to get things squared away. I am going to work hard and try my best to keep it straight so I won't be worried. I can keep up with my bills a lot better too.

I decided not to take off Monday and Tuesday for a short vacation. I have a large Canadian shipment going out Monday and I need to be here to do the paperwork. I will go somewhere later on but no time soon. I may even work saturday to do my freight bill audits. They are piling up.

I am cooking breakfast this morning. I have to eat plenty of protein and cut out the carbs. I have a few pieces of Ezekiel bread left. May toast some to eat with my bacon and eggs. I am drinking decaf coffee this morning and it's pretty good. So far, I haven't had any caffeine withdrawals. Just a slight headache is all.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! We appreciate all the men and women who are in the armed forces. God be with you!

Today has been a rather boring day . Wish I had something better to do. I am bored out of my mind today and have been all weekend long. I can only take so many naps to make the day go by faster. I am going to get out and have a life one day. This is ridiculous! I am 41 years old. Life should still have some fun in it.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 30, 2011

This weekend has been good so far. I got up early yesterday and washed clothes and did a few things around the house. I am trying to keep my house clean and dishes washed. It looks so good right now. Want to keep it that way.

I am trying to plan a short vacation this summer
. I may go to Tupelo for a few days. I am
Looking for a nice hotel with a pool and one that's close to the mall and Sam's. Its going to be in July or august and I am not going to take a full week. Gas is so high that I don't want to go to far. I have to go through my bills and plan a good week to take off. Jessica can come out and feed and water the dogs while I am gone . Trying to plan around work is the hardest part.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 25, 2011

We survived another bad storm last nigt. I will be able to see more in the morning when it's light outside. I hope there's not a lot of damage to my yard.

Work is going well. I am taking on more responsibility but I don't mind. Glad they depend on me to get the job done. I am grateful for that job.

Had a lot on my mind these past few weeks. I wake up in the middle of the night and worry. It's out of my hands but I still worry. Jesus will walk us through the hard times.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter! Had a grand time at church and with family. God is so good to me and all who lets him into their heart.

I am seriously thinking about becoming a Methodist and joining Friars Point Methodist church. I am going to make my decision by the end of summer. I enjoy my little church and i feel so welcome there. Its a hard decision to make but it is my decision and i am going to make it soon.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011

Had a great time at the festival yesterday. Got a lot of nice stuff. Great food and a wonderful time. The kids really enjoyed it too. Looking forward to The Delta Jubilee in June . Friday Night at the Stage will soon follow. Going to try to do a few festivals this summer. Might even go out of town to a few.

Excited about Easter next weekend. We are going to have it here again this year. I am going to dye some eggs for the kids and make them a basket.

My callous on my face finally came off. It's been bothering me for 2 years. I am going to put medicine on it until it heals completely. It's pink now and feels funny. It should be completely healed in a few months.

Today is another beautiful day. I am outside on the patio letting the cats play outside. I have to keep an eye on Huey because he wants to hurt them. Charlie brown and I are watching them.


Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Today went fairly well at work. I am so grateful for that job. It has changed my life. I am getting things done and I feel like I want to do better.

Had a great weekend. Leo and kids came out Saturday. We ate and the kids played with the cats & dogs. We are going to do Easter here. I am working on the menu.

I woke up feeling great this morning. I think good thoughts and keep my mind clear.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13, 2011

Had another wonderful weekend. Family came over Saturday and we all had fun. Mason planted my tulips around one of my trees. We cooked out and then had a bonfire and shot fireworks. Charley Brown played outfield while the kids played baseball.

Sunday was good too. I went to Ashley Norris' baby shower. Had a good time and got to see a lot of people. I stopped by Lesas and we watched tv and I helped her in the garden.

I planted some gladiolas bulbs and set out an herb plant. I want to get my rose bush planted next week. I am not good with a shovel so it takes me a while. I am going to set out more bulbs and a few plants next weekend. Gardening makes you feel better. I have to get motivated so I won't be so bored.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 9, 2011

Woke up at 2:00 am and can't go back to sleep. It is now 3:50 am and I am wide awake. I did clean up a bit instead of just laying here. It is cold in the living room and hot in my bedroom.

I decided just a few minutes ago that I need to start getting my direct deposit on my Wal-Mart money card. I am to busy at work to worry about keeping money in the bank. I am not good with an account and I need to work on saving my money for my future instead of giving my money away. I had to make that decision after failing so many times.

I am getting ready to sign my 401k papers and get the ball rolling. I am 41 and have nothing saved for my future. Better late than never. I have a lot of regret for not saving until now. Times are hard now and be worse by the time I get retirement age. I make good money and I need to save as much as I can while I am young.

I hope I can plant my flowers this weekend. I have had them for 2 weeks. I am going to let the kids plant some too . I have so navy plans but no help to get me started. Just wish my dogs would stay out of my plants.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 1, 2011

I am so happy that today is march 1st!!! I love March because it's a sign that spring is just around the corner. I am going to enjoy a low electric bill for a few months.

I am going to set out some plants this weekend. I meant to do it last weekend but just didn't get around to it. I have some tulips I am going to hang in a basket on the front porch. I am also looking for some ferns to hang outside. I want my yard to look good this summer. I am going to plant some tomatoes and green onions soon. I would plant a big garden if I didn't get off work so late.

I am ready for the summer to get here. I have so many plans this summer. I might use a fee days of vacation to get my yard ready. Not sure yet. I just need some time to get my yard ready.

I miss my sweet dog Carley so much. She always made me smile. My dogs all miss her too.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

January 25, 2011

Had a busy week at work. It's good to be busy in this economy. I am grateful to be working in a factory that it is busy and let's you work all the overtime you can handle. I feel better when I get my direct deposit every Friday. It would be a lot better if I liked a certain kind of people but I am not going to change.

I had to run my heater last night. It was a little chilly. It suppose to be a high of 63 today. I hate to pay that high light bill but sometimes you have to.

I am going to plant some flowers and plants this weekend. I have a lot of ideas but little man power. I need to put my little white fence up this weekend.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

This week has been beautiful. The weather has been great. I sleep good at night and get up without any trouble at all. I am hoping this will be the last of this cold weather is behind us.

I am going to start planting my flower garden Saturday. I am going to buy some pansies for my little pots . I have a few ideas this summer that I want to do. I am going to go to Lowes next weekend and buy some stuff for the yard. I am going to plant a small garden in one of the swimming pools since I don't have a tiller to break up the ground. I am so excited! It will give me something to look forward to this summer.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011

This weather is simply gorgous. I enjoyed my Sunday church service and Sunday school this morning. I am looking forward to Bible study Wednesday night.

The dogs and I went for a brisk walk this afternoon. I am going to walk a little later too. I enjoy the beautiful weather outside and want to spend some time outisde.

I am planning on planting a garden this spring and summer. I am buying some plants this coming weekend for the flower pots outside. I am going to plant a small garden this summer. I want to be outside a lot and enjoy myself. Hope my pets stay out of my plants this time.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29, 2011

What a beautiful day!!! It has been amazing today. I took a long walk with my dogs this morning. It felt great to be outside. The temp was around 70 today . I played with the dogs and had a great time.

Leo and kids came over this afternoon. We cooked hot dogs and did a little exploring. There were a lot of thorn bushes across the street when we tried to walk in those woods. We even got out the hammock and the kids loved that.

I went to Krogers this afternoon to buy groceries. I bought a lot of the sales and stocked up on them. I still need to buy a few more things for the pantry. I am going to make a trip to Southaven next weekend to buy more stuff. I have to stock up while I have the money. I will have something in case I run out of money.

I bought a blu ray DVD player Friday . Leo hooked it up in my room today . It sounds great. I was going to rent a blu ray DVD today but there wasn't much of a variety at Redbox. I rented Red and Buried
Buried was not a good movies. I will watch Red tonight. Leo said that was good.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 26, 2011

This week is going by fast. I am ready for the weekend! Not like I am going to do anything. I need to organize my office space and get stuff taken care of. I need a place for everything.

My dogs and cats are doing well. They are eating a lot and wanting more. Guess winter time does it to them. Summer time is the time for them to stay gone all the time.

Work is going great since the "devil woman" is gone. I hope we will get a raise pretty soon. I make good money but always want a little more. Haven't been this happy in a while. I hope to sign up for my 401k soon .


Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 15, 2011

My water froze up the first of this week. A pipe burst inside the pump house. Leo and the kids came out and fixed it. I dont have any good pressure but it's only until Leo gets back with the parts I need Monday.

Not to much going on this weekend. I was planning on going somewhere this weekend but had to change my plans. I had to pay rent this week so I am a little short. I am getting used to staying home on weekends. May get to go to Oxford next weekend. I want to go see a movie and maybe go eat somewhere nice.

I am going to sit down tomorrow and figure out how much I owe a month. I want to drop game lounge on Directv and get a DVR but don't want to pay a lot. I may get XM Radio again if I can get a deal on the unit. I make good money and don't owe a lot so I might as well enjoy it since I stay at home on weekends.

Wish gas would get a little cheaper . I know it won't get below $2.00 a gallon again. It would be nice if it would. I would actually go places on weekends.

My problem every week is I eat out at lunch during the week. It is not healthy and I spend a lot a week. It adds up! I could be buying something with the money I spend. I am going to make some adjustments in the next few weeks and I should be doing great once I get them working with my budget .


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12, 2011

Another cold day in the MS delta. It was 17 degrees in my bedroom this morning. I was so cold. I will have the heater and electric blanket going full force.

I had a semi good day at work. I was shaking cold when I would leave my office. Hope the next two days go by fast because I am ready for the weekend.

I am happy about my decision I made yesterday. Change is hard but I knew I had to do it. Hope he is happy because it's all about him and his son. I love him enough to let him go to find the peace he needs. Time doesn't change a man; God does.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 8, 2011

I do hope we will be getting the long awaited snow everybody is talking about. I am all ready for it. Just waiting on it to happen.

I rode to clarksdale this morning to get some groceries and see what all is going on . I got what I needed and didn't spend much time looking around. There was a good many people in the stores but not like I expected. I got in and out in a hurry. I had a nice lunch at
The Ranchero and headed back home.

Showtime is free this weekend. Maybe there will be some good shows on this weekend. I will have some entertainment if I get snowed in. I am glad I got the Game Lounge on satellite because it makes the day go by faster.

I hope my feller can come over tomorrow. He is going to try before the weather gets bad. I miss him so much even though we talk several times a day and see each other several times a month. Hope to see him more often in a few weeks.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

I finally got my truck back Saturday night. It's running great! I am at Delta Muffler right now getting a new exhaust system fixed.

I hope I can go back to Southaven this weekend. Its between there or Oxford. I like getting out and doing things every once in a while. If I don't go this weekend, I won't be able to go till towards the end of the month.

Work is going good. It would be great if I could learn all this Granger stuff and get organized. Working on the organization this afternoon.

See ya,


Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

I welcomed 2011 at home this weekend. I can say I had a great 2010 but pray that this new year will be the same if not better. I am slowly trying to figure out what paths I will be taking this year. I hope it will be a good one.

I finally got my truck fixed and got it back SUnday. I need a muffler or pipe put in this week because it is awfully loud. I don't want to get a ticket and its also embarrising to ride down the street and people see you and laugh. I live in the country so it makes no difference to me when I am headed home because its dark outside.

I am trying to sort some things out in my life. One big issue is something that I wanted 18 years ago. I know things work themselves out for the best and forgiveness is something that I have to take into consideration. Its just the thought of being hurt again. The hurt never goes away. I hope I can start this year off right and let go of the albatross that is holding me back and get a free start with someone that wants me and won't hurt me. I have pondered that decision and I can't seem to make up my mind right now.

I am going to start planning a short mini-vacation soon. I want to go somewhere for a weekend and just get away. I have my pets to consider in my quest to go somewhere over night. Don't know what I will do but I know that it will have to be planned way in advance.

Until then,