Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy 26th Birthday!

"Throw Back Thursday" just so happens to coincide with Julz;s birthday.
Here's an oldie but a goodie from 1989.
Happy Birthday Baby

Monday, April 27, 2015

Four Years Ago

Four years ago today I was dealing with this tornado situation

Today there are sunny skies, both literally and figuratively.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Without Integrity, You Are Worthless


Monday, April 6, 2015

Changing Your Perspective

Life is much more positive these days.  Most likely because I am reminding myself of something I had forgotten over the years.
In the early years I didn't have to remind myself of this fact. But slowly, as I became more and more involved in others lives, I somewhere lost my own.  It was almost as if I lost my identity. Then there was the constant barrage of negative energy;
One can only bear so much negativity before they crack. 
 The passive-aggressiveness, the "well let me tell you how bad MY day was because it is so much worse than yours," the feelings of being unappreciated regardless of the sacrifices, the snide comments, belittling, or picking on ones insecurities, the constant stress of having to be the responsible one, the mystery illnesses and freak accidents, never owning up to anything, making excuses for everything, the constant disappointment of broken promises,  the lies and deceit.  
But not anymore
I choose to be amazing.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Y'all

Happy Easter y'all!

Went to church with my mom this Sunday. Here is this year's Easter bonnet.
Afterward we went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. I also had a call from both of my girls. If only I could have spoken with my boy it would have been absolutely perfect.
Have a blessed Easter!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates.....

unless you retire....then it is a box of chocolates from Fleming's.

Happy Retirement Little Brother

After 20 years and 4 months (thank you motorcycle accident) my brother has retired from the police force. We celebrated with dinner at Flemings.
We had a great time, despite the fact Brother would not let me take his photo
I did get a nice one of Mother and the Chief talking

And this one of Julz studying at the table.  By the time the night was over nearly every server came by our table to see the pretty young college student.
Friday the TAC unit hosted a lovely retirement party.  There were several great speakers

They presented him with his retirement badge, a commemorative coin and a plaque. They called the Chief, a former TAC officer, to present it. 
Mother also got to speak. And I did too, though he would not let me tell any stories.

Then we had barbeque and this delightful cake (that I didn't get to have any of)

After a glorious two day retirement, he was in his new uniform.

Protecting and serving once again.