Thursday, July 6, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Recently my childhood home, the place that shaped my childhood, The Ranch, has sold. I don't know if I believe it or if I ever will. For though it is a piece of my Mom I am losing, it is even more a piece of myself.
Here is a poem I wrote a few years ago, I am not sure I want to share it, but I feel it says how I feel about that home in mountains than anything else could. I am not a writer and don't really have a "flow" with words so to speak, so please excuse my many mistakes.
Honestly, that time in my life, those first few years, were like a fairy-tale. I could never describe the whole of it, the magical feeling, the peace, or joy. I had a childhood unlike anyone else I know, besides a few of my siblings perhaps. Those days were before Mom got sick, when she was healthy still and that is where I remember her. There in the kitchen, making apple pie, or trying out the old woodstove.
Those were the most precious days of my life.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I haven't written any personal post lately. Life has been just so full! Last month seemed to just roll by without my noticing and now March is already half over! Argh...Feels like I can't even stop to think! But...I will try for this post.
For a while now I have been just anxiously waiting for the time when Marissa and I will get our own place. It has seemed like a long time since we first started working towards that goal. For Christmas we received gifts of items we would need. At the time it seemed so far away! Now more recently we got a living room set and a kitchen table set! Plus Marissa and I both got more work which is such a blessing! I had just started to worry that maybe we couldn't afford to live on our own. Now it feels so close...Yet still so far.. I still need a bed and we need a washer and dryer... But otherwise we got what we "need" and then some!
On the 31st of this month my sisters and I are going away for my sister Elisa's birthday. I am excited! This is the first time we have ever done anything like this before. Well...We did stay one night away together before but it was a long time ago and I was quite young... My relationship has changed with my sisters since then...Though I will probably always be the "baby" I feel I am much closer to them now.
This July a group of us are going to Minnesota once again for our church conventions. And like before I am really excited. Last time was a trip to remember...And I mean, literally!;) But hopefully this year's memories will be even better! We plan to do some sightseeing on the way back home and I am really looking forward to it! The main place I want to go is so see the town my dad was born in. I grew up hearing stories about it but this will be my first time there! Maybe Mt. Rushmore, Lake Superior also...??
I have been slowly trying to go through stuff and downsize the multimillions I own. I am exaggerating. But it is close enough! I have tons of stuff of my Mom's and tons of stuff from my childhood. Lots I will keep though I will probably pack it away again...But there lots of toys that I don't know if I will want to keep now. I have been through my clothes many times over the last few months and continue to get rid of stuff. Only now it is about all I can do. I have many t-shirts from my many travels around the country that I can't part with.
I have been thinking about doing a series of post about all the places I have been. I've traveled all around the lower 48 states, though not to all yet. I've also been to Canada and Mexico. If I ever find time to do the tags I am supposed to do(sorry guys!) Then perhaps I will find time to do this too!
Just a quick update. Hope you enjoy it!
Monday, March 6, 2017
I was tagged by two different people, thank you Shantelle @ Between the Pages of This Bookish Life and Marissa @ Hidden Treasures! I won't be tagging anyone (as everyone has probably already done it!) and will be answering questions from both the people I was tagged by. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Well...Hmm... This one is hard, I don't eat a whole lot of snacks these days.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Last night my nephew picked Marissa and I up (I don't drive in snow!) And we headed to my Dad's. The roads were quite icy! Everyone was invited over to see my step-mom's parents who are out here.
After being cooped up and unable to leave the house it felt like I had been handed $1,000,000! Lol, okay, not quite.... ;-) It felt pretty good though to be able to get out!
We got there and everyone was anxious to get out in the snow! Nobody has spent much time sledding this year, guess we just aren't used of being able to...Though in my case, there really isn't anywhere to sled in a subdivision. Not everyone was there yet though so we waited with butterflies in our belly's. Or I did anyways...;-)
Finally we all bundled up. Grabbed the sleds and took off. A few of us went and tried one hill out front, but nobody came and joined us. So off we went to find them sledding down another hill. Oh it was fun!
After awhile us girls decided to go walk around. Laughing and talking. Looking at the "stars" in the snow and eating them...LaKaysha??;) We sledded down the hill a few more times, but then spent the majority of our time visiting, eating snow and dancing. Hehe!
After awhile we finally started getting cold, or at least I did, and went in. Good food, good conversation and coffee...(yes, we made a few changes in our diet;)
I was glad to spend some time with people again! Laughing, visiting and just seeing their faces. It was refreshing! Also was very glad to spend sometime playing in the snow! Aww....Felt like I was little again....
Enjoy! <3 Marita
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Well, I have only managed to work one day this week due to the weather. I've missed at least one day a week since Christmas! I am enjoying the break but it hasn't been helpful to my budget.
BUT.....I am LOVING the snow! Only once have I actually gone out in it and it was a blast! Tonight the whole family is invited to my Dad's and I am hoping to spend some time (if we can even make it there!) In the snow....
Over all, January has been a very slow month. Mostly sitting at home and only going out if necessary. Any clear day when the roads are good I try to make it to work and get everything I need done in one day. I spend my days reading, knitting and watching old movies...And re-watching Father Knows Best ;)
Marissa and I have both been feeling gross, itching all over with slight rash(I had welts one day) and headaches. So we decided to try a special diet and hopefully heal our stomaches and find out what is causing everything. I can't say if we will be able to stick to it... Hopefully we can! It hasn't been fun and it is only the second day! Lol! But overall I have felt better already! I am enjoying trying to be creative and make foods we can eat but also make them taste good. I will try to keep you updated on how this goes and whatnot...:-P
Anyways, since nothing much has been going on I don't have much to say...Been going through stuff, planning and budgeting in what we need for our rental/apartment. Pinterest is quite helpful and fun so we've enjoyed doing that.
We spend hours reading inspirational and funny quotes to each other. We get a good laugh...:-P
Hope you enjoyed this little update!