Nothing But Purple: 2012   

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Is Upon Us

Are you ready?

I sure am.  The kids’ presents all wrapped and tagged from Santa, yes they are still young enough to believe.  Heck, I still believe. 

My seven year old, Connor had asked me about Santa, all I told him was “As long as you believe in him, Santa is always going to be there.”  Hopefully the kids at his school aren’t mean to him about it. 

I had taken them to get Santa pictures and they both know that our Santa here is their Papa, which they have been told that he is helping Santa.  That it’s a lot of work to get all the little boys and girls names and their favorite things to put under the decorated tree in their house.

Believing is always half the battle when wanting something.  I believe I will pass all of my classes this year at Full Sail University, so far I am. 

Our tree is decorated in blue, white and silver, my dad’s, Gampy’s favorite color.  It is very pretty and he likes it.

The Christmas candy mom always makes this time of year has been made and passed out.  I was able to send some to my best friend that lives in Oklahoma.  My favorite treat is the Oreo Truffles.  The recipe I will post on my cooking blog, here.

The kids get out of school on the 19th of December and go back to school on the 2nd of January.

The accomplished feeling is a wonderful feeling to have to one has completely a task such as buying and wrapping all gifts with enough time to enjoy the Christmas break with ones children or family and friends.

I hope you are ready and enjoying your special time with those special people.  Until next post Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Novemeber 2012

Boys had fun at the Burgoo Festival.  It's a celebration in our town that symbolizes the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall in September.  Vendors come from all over selling their craft or food.  A lof of folks make what they call a Burgoo Stew.  Each recipe is different but the one I tried this year was very spicy.

Halloween Costumes!!

Yoda, James Be!

Stormtrooper - Connor


Old Yoda

Fighting for the greater good.
Halloween was a great success.  I even dressed up as Padme.  The boys had heaps of sweet goodness loot.  I honestly surprised that it is almost gone with some help from myself and other family and friends. HAHA!

In other news:
 I'm doing really well in school.  All A's!  I'm in a marketing class this month.  I'm not particulary fond of reading but I do my best to comprehend the information.  I have four classes left for my first year at Full Sail.  

It is honestly amazing how much I see the name of my school in so many publications such as GameStop Magazine or Rolling Stones Magazine.  Full Sail sure is on the up and up in Entertainment.

Josh and I are still together, it was five months on the 16th, will be six on December 16th.  I'm happy with the way things are moving.  He trusts me, I trust him.  He works, I work.  He has his friends, I have mine.  We talk about everything.  

Sometimes my head does a little too much thinking but I can't help that part.  It thinks because it wants to guard my most sensitive piece, my heart, my feelings.  Most of the time I've notice it starts thinking too much around the time Aunt Flow wants to interrupt things. I don't know why, could be the birth control effects or it could just be the mini person inside that looks at the negatives.

I try my best to stay positive and it helps that I have people that want to hear what I have to say when things I feel are not right with me.  I'm glad those people are in my life.

Football season is over.  The Falcons did a great job playing and learning all that they could.  We should be having a banquet soon.  I'll find out next year if the boys want to play again.

School for the boys is going well.  Grades are good even though they aren't labelled as A's, B's or C's which I find simply annoying.  I guess it changes when they get older. I don't know.

Thanksgiving was wonderful!! I hope everyone had a fun time with their families.

Christmas will be here soon.  My shopping is complete, all gifts have been wrapped.  Though I do want to get something for my lovely, compassionate boyfriend, just not sure what.  So I'll be searching high and low for that special something for him until I just can't look anymore!

One month left in 2012! It sure has been a curvy year.  Next year will be even better, I feel it in me bones, matey!!

Scotch Magic One Handed Dispenser

First off this dispenser is a snail by shape in default.  It’s kind of cute for a tape dispenser but it is called Scotch Magic One-Handed Dispenser.  I like to call it my little snail.

It has all nice qualities one would want for wrapping gifts at the holiday season or even for birthdays.  It’s small so it can fit into the palm of your hand.  I have used this little snail numerous in the past weeks while wrapping gifts for Christmas.

It is preloaded with a single roll of ¾ inch by 500 inches of tape.  It can be reloaded with ¾ inch Scotch® Magic™ Tape up to 1,000 inches long. It has a green button that you pull back to make the cutter jut out to cut the tape at the desired length one wants.

The only draw I have issues with is that the roller along with the flap the tape lays on is a surface that the tape sticks to.  Which can make it difficult to roll on a straight surface such as a gift box.

Here you can see it rolled up on the roller part of the dispenser.  It can be taken care of quickly but when you’re in a time crunch it can be very frustrating.  I was able to pull back on the green button to cut it so it gave me a little tape flap to pull it off the roller then I had this nice straight piece of sticky tape that I could still use.  Which, that aspect is pretty nice but when it feels like it’s going to happen every time one begins to roll it, it is very disheartening.

This is what it looks like when the tape is rolled on the roller.  That grey flap there is what the tape lays on when ready for action.  The tape does tend to stick to it.  Almost like you have to go slow with this little snail to make sure the start of the tape sticks to the surface you want it on.

This is what it looks like when one begins the adventure with the Snail, in other words Scotch Magic One Handed Dispenser.

If there were a way to make the roller and the tab the tape lays on a non-stick surface, this little doohickey would be GOLD!  I like it along with the many other products they offer such as The Pop Up Tape, The Shoe Dispensers in different colors for the shoe savvy person, or the Classic desktop dispenser in four different colors.

Scotch brand tape has been in my family for years.  I’ve tried others and they just don’t seem to do the job like Scotch does.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adoption For Travie

Little Travis is up for getting his official family in October and they need your help.  Just a small donation of 5 or 10 dollars will help.  Here is a link to Travis' fund.  This little boy needs his family.

At four months old he was in the care of Melissa and Jennifer, he is now 3 and a half years old.  I think it's time they make it official and they can do that with your help.  Just click on the link above, read their story and make a small donation.

I've know Mel and Jen for a few years but only through online.  They are wonderful parents to this little boy.  Mel, Jen and I have a common interest in The Twilight Saga, we met through twitter first then landed Facebook.  I have enjoyed seeing pictures of Travis and would love to see more of him as he grows up.

So please go to here and make a donation.

Thank you

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 2012

School has started, the end of the first full week has come and will be gone this afternoon.  The boys are doing great so far.  Making new friends, spending time with old ones.

Football is going well.  GO TEAM FALCONS!! Connor was playing as center but this week they have had open positions again, now that the coaches have see the kids play and can place them better with their strengths.  James is falling in love with football.  I tell him to get mean and growl at the other guys.  It's too funny.

KickOff Weekend

Getting Ready!

Getting Mean and Tooting his own horn.

The Whole Team
Varsity, Junior Varsity, Peewee and Chearleaders

Practice Spiking

My Little Football Family!

There's practice tonight and a game tomorrow! I'm excited! I'm proud of my little men.

On to me! I'm doing pretty good.  Almost finished with my first class, this is the last week for it.  Just one project to finish and turn in on Sunday! One class every four weeks for eight months. That's how this online program works.  I'm still seeing Josh and liking him more everyday.

Two weeks from today I will be another year older!! WOW! At 15 you don't think you're gonna make 19. At 19 you don't think you're gonna make 21.  At 21 you don't think you're gonna make it past 25 but you do and the years just keep coming.  Different challenges bring better oppurtunities.

Each year something different presents itself and you make the choice to either take it head on or leave it alone.  This year I've taken a lot of things head on.  Learning to let go and forgive those that have hurt me takes time but I'm a hundred precent positive that I have done that.  I'm a better person for it.

The reasons why I know I'm over my ex hubsand are as follows; I'm no longer worried about him, I'm not concerned with his life anymore.  I'm not putting myself down. I don't feel like a zombie anymore.  He and I were not meant to be together.  He broke his promises that he stood before judge and God vowing to keep.  I did not.  I do not have to carry his burdens anymore.  I FEEL more ALIVE now than I ever did the five years I was married to him.  I have nothing to be jealous about because I am back in school like I set out to be.  I have family that love me.  I don't get manipulated anymore.  I felt as though I was blocked off from the outside world.  Not anymore!  I'm actually having fun being me!

My music helps me in so many ways. Listening to Pink, Katy Perry, Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, Brandy, and all others bring my spirits back from where they came from.  "Just as fast as I can, to the middle of nowhere" - Pink Just Like a Pill, Blow Me A Kiss.  Can't Hold Us Down - Christina Aguilera featuring Lil Kim - "No body can Hold us down" "Offended with what I have to say"and Josh Turner Time Is Love "I only get so many minutes, Don't wanna spend 'em all on the clock, In the time that we spent talkin', How many kisses have I lost?" Gloriana GoodNight and many more. Katy Perry - Wide Awake.  Adele - One And Only "You never know if you never try To forgive your past and simply be mine" Havana Brown featuring PitBull We Run The Night

These songs tell me that there is always hope, always love, always faith no matter what happens in your life.  You're still breathing, still waking up in the morning making it through the day able to come home breathing.  I'm thankful I have what I have. I wouldn't change it for anything.

This song says it all for me! Jennifer Lopez Dance Again So many songs that describe what people go through.  Every song has a meaning you just gotta listen.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 2012

I am still alive, breathing loving my kids and family. I am stilll living with my parents, still babysitting. Connor has lost six teeth since last August. He turned seven last month. He is half as tall as I am. Gotta measure him and his brother this coming Sunday. Connor has also started playing football. The teams first practice was tonight and I'd have to say it went pretty well.

James is doing great. He wants to so badly do everything that Connor is doing. I feel for the little fellow but then with him being as small as he is I don't think I can handle both my boys getting hit and smashed on game days. At first James didn't want to to be signed up until he was at practice tonight. School starts in just a few weeks, James the kindergartener and Connor the second grader.

Man it feels like yesterday I was bringing them home from the hospital. Time sure does fly when your an adult, but seems so slow as a kid.

I am startin my own NEW adventure pretty soon. Music production program at Full Sail college. I have always had a passion for music , dance, and animals. Music being number so I am going after it. I am excited and nervous, excited because it is my journey and I am taking the reins back.

I have a special someone to thank for lighting a fire under my ass to live because of all the stress I have been under, especially since April. He does know that and I so very much appreciate him for doing that. I have more passion now than I have had in years. The fire was always there I just needed more wood to be placed on it to make it bigger. I really like this man.

Music Production!! Holy cow!! An exciting new journey I can't wait to get started. It is completely online and they will send me a laptop with all the hardware and software to be able to achieve my bachelors goal. A bachelors degree!! In something that I want to do I just hope I have fun learning a new skill, wait I want to enhance my music knowledge.

Well that's it for now. Oh I am officially divorced. I didn't celebrate nor did I cry about it. My new story has begun and I am excited to see where it takes me.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 2012

School let out the end of May and summer has started.

Connor had art camp last week. He enjoyed making items out of clay.  We will get to see them in a few weeks.

My divorce will be finalized tomorrow by the judge.  Some say I should celebrate but I'm just not sure I should.  I know from clear eyes it wasn't a great relationship but it was my first and it lasted nine years from the time we started dating to the time he said he wanted a divorce.  April was our six year anniversary.