Saturday, November 26, 2011

the adventure continues

heard from my brother yesterday that my fathers ashes are here now - he got shipped from louisville to seattle so that i can put him in the water with my mom.  somewhere i should put some kind of actual memorial for them so that others can find it in the future but that is an adventure for another day.  when we did my mom's ashes we took her on a final adventure driving from the seattle area up to port townsend, the took her sightseeing a little and finally put her ashes into the straight of juan de fuca.  we took tons of photos and i made a slideshow of her final adventure, so i feel it is only fair that i do the same for my father.  and of course any excuse i have for a trip to port townsend is a good one.  i love it up there and i love the cemeteries up there.  i really need to take a day and go cemetery exploring here soon.  i have wednesday through friday off so maybe i will just hop a bus and see what i can find.  i am trying to get better about exploring and making posts on here :) time will tell.  i am also working on redoing my family tree as i found that i have like two whole trees combined but they are not showing up as duplicates - dontcha just hate that?  and have started working on a tree for my wonderful friends that i am staying with.  i hope everyone is having great adventures researching their family trees as well as exploring cemeteries.  peace and luv to all, laura

november 26 2011

ok i am constantly falling behind on keeping this up all month so i am gonna go for a long one today - i am thankful that i have a roof over my head and food in my belly daily.  i am thankful for my family and my family of friends.  i am thankful that we have enough for extras like cable and netflix.  i am thankful that i can walk over a mile now.  i am thankful that my son is working on moving in with a friend till he gets back on his feet instead of living out of a tent in the winter.  i am thankful to have a new camera that i can take thousands of photos with again.  i am thankful that each day i grow closer to my weight loss goals and getting new knees.  i am thankful for the beauty all around me from everything to looking out in the distance at mt rainier to a fallen leaf in the gutter.  i am thankful to be watching a wonderful almost three year old who makes me younger every day.  i am thankful for my sore muscles at night because they mean i played hard each day.  i am thankful for the christmas lights going up all over as they make the world seem so much nicer, friendlier and peaceful.  i hope everyone out there has as much as i do and is as thankful as i am this year, peace and luv, laura

Monday, November 21, 2011

november 21 2011

today i am thankful for everyone who reads this :) also thankful for my down comforter at night and laying in bed looking out my window as the sun comes up even on cloudy or foggy days :) hope everyone is thankful for what they have today ~ peace and luv ~ laura

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

november 16 2011

today i am thankful that i have a home, food in my stomach and people in my life who love me

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

november 15 2011

today i am thankful that i am not sick any longer.  I am thankful for the people who invented vicks and psudofed.  i am thankful for my friends and family who worry about me when i am sick.  ~~ since last friday i have been thankful for all the veterans, all the active servicemen and women, pizza night, lazy saturdays at home, playing with trucks, childrens movies and cuddling with a 2 year old on the couch till we fall asleep

been MIA

been MIA for a few days now - i have been sick - will be back later with a list of thankfulness :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

november 10 2011

today is the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  I am eternally thankful for all the men and women who serve and protect our country and our way of free life.  today will be a little long since my step-brother was a Marine.  I am thankful for the few short years I got to share with him in my life.  As teens life was not what it should have been to say the least especially between me and my step-father.  Shawn and I didnt really talk about the stuff that went on in the house, but he totally knew it was wrong.  He worked at Taco Bell his senior year and would bring me a bag of food every night that he worked and just put it outside my locked bedroom door and knock and walk away.  it was not something i asked for, nor was it something he expected thanks for.  it was just something he did to try to right the wrongs going on within our household.  Shawn married a wonderful girl aftern graduation and when he went into the Marines they moved to San Diego.  I was living down there for a few months during that time and it was great to see him really succeeding in life.  Unfortunately, he had many personal demons to deal with and when his marriage was failing, he decided to end his life.  He is one of the actual good guys in my life, and he is greatly missed to this day.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week,
peace and luv,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

november 9 2011

today i am thankful for naps and that mr william decided to take a nice long one :) i am also thankful for the broccoli cheddar soup with chicken that was made last night.  it is delicious!!  i am also thankful for soft fuzzy slippers :)  what are you thankful for today?  peace and luv to all ~ laura

this photo is from my train ride back from kentucky last month

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

november 8 2011

today i am thankful for the sunn streaming in the window and warming my back as i try to focus on working while william is sleeping.  i am also thankful that i am not sick, as william's daddy is.

peace and luv to all

Monday, November 7, 2011

november 7 2011

today i am thankful for homemade mac n cheese.  it was amazing for dinner last night but even better for lunch today!  i am also thankful for all my friends and family for sticking with me throughout this time in my life.
peace and luv to all,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6 2011

today I am thankful for foggy cold mornings - i woke up to our first real frost and thick fog and went for a nice long walk (yet another thing i am thankful for since 2 years ago i couldnt walk a block without a walker) and took a bunch of photos and just gathered my thoughts for the day - all before most people woke up.
I hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep this morning,
peace and luv to all,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

november 5 2011

#thankful - today i am thankful for sleeping till 8 - i dont have to get up with little guy on weekends which is nice.  i am also thankful for my sister who loves me enough to drive 200 miles to visit with me.  here is a photo that was taken of me and my sister last halloween:

i am the one not covered in blood lol
well i hope everyone is having a great weekend,
peace and luv to all,

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4 2011

today I am thankful for rainy seattle days when I can just stay inside all day playing with mr William and uploading photos to my new Deviant Arts account. Who knew that a 2 year old could spin in circles for a half an hour?? :)

This is Obviously not from today :)

Peace and Luv to all,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3 2011

Thankfulness today - today I am thankful for the amazing things that little 2 year old William tells me - we are working on potty training and he is watching Horton hears a Who and I can tell he is going #2 in his diaper so I asked him "are you pooping?" and he said "no, dont worry, I am watching the movie" :) funny answer when I know exactly what he is doing - and I am thankful for my son who is almost 22 and still talks to me almost daily and makes me laugh a lot also :)
Hope everyone has their little things they are thankful for today,
peace and luv to all

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2 2011

Thankfulness - it means something different to each person on earth.  Today I would like to state that I am thankful for the beauty that God has created around me.  The fall colors are just amazing and when you add sunshine and blue skies to that here in Seattle you get just amazingly beautiful scenery.

Until tomorrow, peace and luv to all, Laura

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1 2011

Hello all,
November is a month when we get to celebrate Thanksgiving and remember what we are thankful for.  In that spirit I am going to work hard on posting here daily things that I am thankful for.  Today I am thankful that it is sunny and warm in the Seattle area.  I am thankful to be watching my friends son whom I adore.  I am thankful for my friends who have let me stay with them.  I am thankful for my sister who I couldn't really do without as she is one of my best friends too.  I am thankful for a lot of things so that is why I feel I can choose at least one a day to post about.  See here is my friend's son - ready for trick or treating last night - how can one not be thankful for having such a joy in their lives?

Anyway, that is it for today, Peace and Luv to all ~ Laura