And It Starts!!!

 

It’s been a very long weekend and I have a little bit of down time before going back to work. I slept the day away yesterday and today will be filled with nothing but laziness and maybe some housework in between. Work has got me going all the time and when I do get time off it’s not enough for me to catch up on anything. I think this weekend is going to be a restful weekend for me. I’m in need of some rest and relaxation, away from all the hustle and bustle of this life of mine.  I think today will be filled with movies, coffee, internet browsing, and of course soccer practice tonight. Yes, soccer is now starting and I have to squeeze that into my already hectic schedule, along with orchestra and chorus concerts, church which by the way I miss, and life un-expectancies.

I’m not complaining by no means, I have a job, great family and friends, and a roof over my head. My debts are almost paid off and I can finally start looking for another place to live. My time may be limited but I try to take advantage of what I have been given. Life is a struggle and we learn to adapt and overcome. Maybe someday I might have the opportunity to share my life’s un-expectancies with someone else. As for right now I’m happy with what I have and welcome whatever may come.

So here s to another day off, and…..

Nine Days Away!!!

My New Friends!!!!!!   Yacht Club Residents  🙂

In nine days we will be done with January 2012. It is amazing as to how fast time flies. I’m constantly moving, working, taking care of my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When I do have a chance to myself I try so hard to take advantage of it but most of the time all I want to do is just relax and do nothing. It has been a quiet start to the new year, nothing has changed. Work is still work, with some minor changes as always, but nothing too dramatic. The girls are always doing something, whether with school or friends. Julia has Orchestra concerts, along with Young Marines and soccer here in the next few weeks. Michelle is in the same boat except no Orchestra, she has Choir. So as you can tell no rest for the weary!   

Taxes are about to roll around again and I’m hoping to be 95% debt free once I’m finished filing. Now I have to start building my credit back up and hopefully by April or May, get out of this 2 bederoom duplex and into a bigger place for me and my girls. I think its time for us to make a permanent change around here. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon, so making this kind of change will be good for all of us. At least I will know that I have taken care of all my past debts and can start over from scratch. I have a great job, with great friends, and my  family is always behind me 100% with anything that I do, so I can’t complain.

On Saturday I took the girls to the Aquarium for a couple of hours. It’s always fun to go to, especially on a rainy day, with nothing to do. We always enjoy roaming around, looking at the sharks, stingrays, jelly fish, and of course the turtles..

Nimbus!!

I think the turtles are my favorite, well then the jellies come a close second of course.  It was quiet, hardly anybody was there, given the fact that it was 4:30 in the afternoon and about to close is probably why. The girls had fun as did I.

I think we walked around for a couple of hours and decided it was time to go. Michelle wasn’t feeling so good, so we headed back home for a nice quiet evening. All in all it was a good weekend. I head back to a fun filled work week, so my rest time is over. As of right now I am planning for my next weekend off, not sure whats in store but all I know is, is that I’m game for anything. This year is off to a great start compared to the last couple of years I have had.

It has been a rough couple of years and now I can sit back and know that my future is just beginning. With that being said, I still need to dig deeper into my artistic side on my days off. I miss the view from a camera lens. Hopefully sooner rather than later I can get what I “want” and get back out there, out into a world that I could hide myself in. A world filled with just me, my camera, and a little bit of imagination!  I look forward to that time when I can finally have something that takes me away from all the real things in life, even just for a quick tough of the shutter.

 

 

 

Signing off for now, until next time!

Peace be With You and Your Spirt!!  🙂

 

Morning Walk of the New Year!

Went out this morning for a little run and it turned into a brisk 5 mile walk. The walk was really what I needed, and I took a few photos along the way which made it that more interesting. It is now 11 days into the New Year and I have been busier than ever. Soccer should be starting here in a few weeks and of course, busy, busy, busy. These moment are very hard to come by so I took advantage of my time while enjoying the fresh air. The sunrise was very brief with the clouds enclosing on the sun as it came up on the Crystal Coast. Even though it was short it was nice to see it come up before the rain set in. 

I passed this bird on the beach and decided to turn around and take a few shots, I’m glad I did. Days like this gets my artistic juices flowing, even if they are far and few between. Taking photographs and looking at the finished product is so relaxing and fulfilling.

                                 

 

 

Well maybe I can get out tomorrow before the weekend sets in. It’s going to be a long one I can feel it. So the rain has finally settled in and I’m on the couch.. Yes the COUCH!!!!! LOL.. :-). Anyway, have to get up and start cleaning, don’t want to get stuck with it tomorrow.

Until Next Time!!!

First day of 2012, in JAIL!

Well here we go again. A new year a new start. I spent the first day of 2012 in jail oh but wait, this is not what you think, I work there. I had to work the weekend and was anticipating a very hectic couple of nights.  Leading into Saturday we were slow as well as Sunday so all in all it was actually very boring. It’s hard to believe that it is 2012. Shouldn’t we own flying cars and living on the moon by now? The past year is gone but of course not forgotten. I’m hoping that 2012 will offer me opportunities to advance in my career, the chance to love again and possibly get out of this little duplex of mine and into a bigger place. There are so many things I want to try to accomplish this year and I’m excited about the challenges ahead.  My kids started their first day back to school of the new year, which I should already assume will be a very hectic second half of the school year. Soccer will be starting soon, Young Marines will be back in the spotlight and well I will still have to juggle all of this plus work and my personal life, whatever my personal life is at the moment. I can’t say I’m not used to it because I am, although a full-time job thrown into the mix is a slight challenge. I have had practice at  it for the past 7 months now, so I think I can adapt to it pretty well. So with that being said, the new year should hold some amazing challenges and  hopefully some help given the fact that the girl’s dad will be moving back here in the summer. No, not back with me! they are excited and I am too, they need their dad and I need breaks in my routine. Ok well I have to get started on my new years celebration time since I missed it on Saturday. Here is to another New Year, may it unfold without many, but a few struggles.