Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Letters



Hello all and good evening.  I am so super late getting this post done.  It has been a mad house at work the past couple of days with the holidays and year end coming up.  I would normally do this at work but today I didn't even have time to change my mind.  So here we go.

Dear God,  Thank you for letting my babies be home safe and sound.  I know that only you have the full picture and rather I like what is happening or not I can only put my trust in you and go with what you have in store.

Dear Mom and Heather, I miss you both more than words can express.  I wish everyday that you were still here with us.  Watching the kids grown, Vicky becoming a mom and all the first's of Kaylee and Aadyn.  Christmas hasn't been the same since you both became Angels the same year.  It is only fitting that you are together in death as you were in live.

Dear Kaylee and Aadyn,  I hope that you are told about your mom and how wonderful she really was.  It bites that we don't get to see you and I know that it was confusing for you both to be taken away from your mommy and the rest of us.  You both are always in my thoughts, prayers and heart.  I Love You Both and Miss You More than you could imagine.

Dear Hubby,  Thank you for being understanding.  I know that in your family you don't do gift exchange for the adults but in my family we have always done it and that is a tradition I will continue.

Dear Victoria,  I still can't believe that you are going to be a mommy.  I know you have every emotion possible running through you right now but just know that no matter what I am here for you and Love You.  I know you will be a great mommy.  As Trent and I said the other night, this is your family and you make the rules.  I will stand by you even if I don't agree with something going on.

Dear Brandon,  I am glad that you are finally going to visit your grandma.  I know she misses you and I think it does you good to get out and see her and the rest of the family.  You are always so isolated in your room on that damn Xbox or on the computer.  You need to mingle more with the outside world.  I Love You and I am Proud of you for holding onto your job even though you hate it at times I am sure.

Dear Christmas,  I am so over you already and you aren't even here.  You are just not the same with mom and Heather gone.  It would be great if we were able to see her children but only God can make that happen and I pray every night that he does.

Dear Michael,  thank you again for buying Victoria a plane ticket home.  I know that you had other things that you needed that money for and I am sure that with a little praying and hope things will work out for you.

Dear Jonathan and Brandon,  I hope that you are teaching the kids about Heather.  I know she loved them with all her being and that she would want to be here with them.  Having all of us getting along was so important to her.  No matter what happens the best interest of the Kids is all that matters.   I was hoping that you both would take the judges recommendation into consideration and let the kids continue to have a relationship with me, their aunt Victoria and uncle Brandon.  We only want the kids to know that they are loved and not abandoned by us.  I pray that you will reconsider and let us have some form of communications with them.

Dear Jack,  I am not going to get into a pissing contest or an argument.  I am extremely hurt that things happened the way that they did.  I am not going to put it all out for the world to see but I never would have imagined that you and Beth would have done what you did after Heather died.  May God have mercy on your soul.

Dear self,  get with the program and lose some weight already.  Stop being so damn tired and hurting all the time.  Hopefully I can figure this weight thing out and get back to where I was pre-kids.....ha...like that will happen but oh how I miss being that way.

Dear Sewing Machine,  I am so happy that I got you serviced.  I want to be able to use you just the way my momma did.  I can't wait to learn how to create alot of great cool things with you.

Dear readers,  thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit me.  I love reading the different blogs and seeing all the wonderful and cool things that you do and create.  So please drop me a line and let me know you were here.

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  God Bless you all and your families.




Thursday, December 19, 2013

BLOGMOPOLITAN QUIZ Fun and Link UP

Good morning and Happy Almost Christmas to everyone!!!!  So today I have decided to join in on the fun of the Quiz inspired by Cosmopolitan Magazine.  Now I personally haven't seen one of their magazines in forever but I do love the tips and quiz's that they have.  So today I am joining Erin at twothirdshazel which started this great idea.

So link up over Here and join in on the fun.  The answers will all be worth a read and a great way to meet some fellow bloggers.  Rather you are fairly new or trying to get a following up, these are always great things to join in on.  So I hope you enjoy and go visit and follow some great bloggers.


Don't forget to share your answers after you download and fill it out.  Happy Thursday again!!!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Delicious Chicken Thighs with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Good Saturday Morning everyone.  I wanted to share with you a recipe that I found online the other day.  I am always looking for great new recipes to fix to get out of the normal boring slump that I have been in with cooking.  I came across this Recipe and thought I would try it.  I mean seriously you can't go wrong with Chicken for healthy can you?  I don't think so even if it is fried.  So give it a try and see how you like it.  Now of course I didn't have a really great vegetable to go with it but I did enjoy it with some yummy red skin potato salad.

So this is the ingredients plus the chicken.  These are most things people already have in their pantry.  Ok I had all but the mustard so I had to go get it.  I never heard of it before so I was game for the experience.

 So you mix all of your ingredients according to the recipe.  Now it says that it serves 6 but honestly I had to double the recipe because 6 chicken breast just wasn't going to fill up my crew of 3.  Besides they were extremely small breast.

So after you mix your ingredients you have to drudge them through the sauce and cook them in a frying pan on each side for at least 2 minutes.  Man the smell was amazing.  I couldn't wait to get them on the plate.
Then after cooking them you had to put them in a preheated oven at 325 for at least 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  I didn't want to get out my thermometer so I just added more time.  I think I cooked them for a total of 40 minutes.


Then after they are done you simply put them on a plate and add your vegetables.  I would have loved to of had Asparagus with melted parmesan cheese on them but I didn't have any to fix.  This was so delicious that my husband said it was definitely a keeper and a repeat meal for sure.


Add a little salt and pepper to taste and there you have it.  However, I do recommend tasting it before adding salt.  The salt in the recipe should be enough for you.

Win a 2014 Ford Mustang!!!!!


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However, it still amazes me when people find out that I sell Avon and their response is that they haven't seen an Avon book in years....ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????  OMG, there is alot of missed opportunity out there for people to be making money.  But this post is about so much more.

Avon is having alot of great incentives.  The newest is a BRAND NEW 2014 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTABLE.
Yes ladies you see it correctly.  All you have to do is join Avon and place 3 orders of $50 each.  How easy is that.  With only a $10 investment to get started with Avon you have a chance to win this beauty.  Do you realize that if you go to the store and buy all of your essentials such as shampoo, deodorant, body wash, lotion and make-up that you are cheating yourself?  You would spend at least $70 at a department store or more at a designer store.  With Avon you could spend that same $70 and save $28 with your discount and still be eligible to win the Mustang.  Yes you are throwing money away.  You not only start your own business for $10 but you also get 40% off your first 4 orders and you get entered for a chance to win this beautiful car.

So tell me does your company that you work for offer you this type of incentive?  I would say absolutely not!!!!  But wait if that isn't enough to entice you to join Avon keep reading.

How about a free Keurig?  Yes I have won the Keurig and I have to say that I love it.
Not only did I win the Keurig K75 Platinum but I also got the water filter, 2 Avon Mugs and a 12 pack sample pack to go with it.  I mean seriously who can get a Keurig for only $10?  ME that's who.  You too can get great prizes as well for only $10.

Avon is always doing great things like this for their representatives.  So why not join me today and get entered to win this wonderful car.  You can join me no matter where you live in the U.S. by going to my link Here Avon Opportunity and get started today.  I can assist you in helping you grow your business and getting all of the latest and greatest product available all while putting money in your pocket.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Letters!!!!!!



Hello everyone and Happy Friday the 13th.  Wow another week has come and gone.  Well I am trying to keep up with my blogging as I have been doing alot more of that lately and I really do find it therapeutic.  I have been doing all kinds of research and trying to figure things out.

But today I am following the lead of my wonderful sister-in-law Kisha at The Glamorous French Housewife and doing this fun blog of Friday Letters.  Hope you all jump in and join the fun....ok maybe it isn't fun but it is a neat way to reach out to people specific.

Dear God,  I have prayed for many years to show my daughter the light and get her on the right path.  Her becoming pregnant is not what I had in mind.  However, you are all powerful and knowing so I will not complain.  Instead, I will step in and help her anyway that I can.

Dear Hubby,  I absolutely love and adore you.  Thank you for being so understanding and patient with me.  My life can be a bit crazy at times and you are right by my side no matter what.  You may give me grief but I know it is because you love me.

Dear Victoria,  I can't believe you are going to be a mommy.  I am so happy that you are coming back home and getting on your feet.  I know you are scared, happy, confused and every other emotion you can think of but I am here for you.  We will get you through this just as all mothers have done for years.\

Dear Brandon,  I am so glad that you are liking your job and that you and Emilee are back together.  You seem happier and I am happy for you.  Now if I could just sound proof your room when you are on the Xbox things would be great.

Dear Kaylee and Aadyn,  it has been along time since I have been able to see you and my heart breaks everyday knowing that your mommy is in Heaven looking down on you and not being here for you.  We all miss you and her.  I pray for you everyday and that we will get to see you again soon.  You all are going to have a new cousin soon and I wish you could be here to meet him or her.

Dear Chris,  I know that you blame me for alot in your life and I am sorry.  I honestly tried to have a relationship with you but it didn't work out.  You are so much like your father that it isn't even funny.

Dear Car, stop PISSING ME OFF!!!!!!  I just bought you like 2 weeks ago and you keep giving me fits on the drivers door.  Play nice already.  I am taking you to the dealership Monday to get you fixed.

Dear Scott and Kisha,  I am sorry you all are having a rough time right now.  I miss you guys and wish we were all closer together.  Again, sorry I can't go to Florida for Christmas with you all.  Maybe next year you can come here for Christmas.

Dear Kevin and Marie,  I am so glad that we got to see you all the other night.  It seems like forever since this family has been together in one spot.

Dear blogger friends, thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a safe and happy weekend.  Stay tuned for I will doing a post on the delicious dinner I made last night.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge Christmas Themed


Happy Great Wednesday Everyone.  Today is another Hodgepodge Wednesday with Joyce at fromthissideofthepond.  I love reading what she comes up with next and today is no exception.  This is a Christmas themed Hodgepodge and it will make you do some thinking.  So be sure to join in and get on the band wagon.  A great way to meet and get to know other bloggers both new and old.

1. Are you doing anything special to mark this season of Advent? If so please share.
  ---- Sadly no I don't.  I don't do alot of planning for the holidays only because my family is so spread out.

2. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen...and of course you recall, the most famous reindeer of all...so, which reindeer name best describes you this week? 
    ----Hmmmmm isn't this a tough question.  I guess I would have to say a Dasher.  Although sometimes I can be a Vixen.

3. What's worse-too quiet or too loud? Which have you had more of lately?
   ---- Too Loud.  Actually it has been mostly quiet at my place.

4. This question comes to you from Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens-thanks Zo! 

When you are administratively gifted, how often do you find yourself not trusting less gifted people to do what they've committed to do?  If you are not so gifted that way, but are reliable, how do you feel when the stronger person (in that area) goes ahead and covers it before giving you a chance to come through? 
   -----I  would have to say that I have a hard time trusting them.  I tend to check up several times until I know it has been done. 

   5. What is your most dreaded task relating to the holidays? Your most looked forward to holiday task?
    ----Most dreaded would most certainly be SHOPPING!!!!!!  I hate to shop for other people and when I do know what they would want or like chances are I can't find it.
    ---- Helping with the cooking.

6. Facebook has released its list of the 'most talked about' topics of 2013. Pope Francis took the number one spot.  Does that surprise you? He was followed by election, royal baby, typhoon, and Harlem Shake. Your thoughts? What was yourmost talked about topic in 2013? (Facebook, around the kitchen table, or wherever it is you talk)
    ---- I can see the Pope being the most talked about.  It is a huge anytime anything has to do with the Pope.  I think it gives us hope and guidance for the Catholic Religion.
   -----  My most talked about topic in my house is a tie to say the least.. My kids are always the first topic and right there with them is the finances.  ....See the connection lol

7. What's something you consider a necessity that others might view as a luxury?
    -----Do women have things that are luxury????  I thought all of our stuff was a necessity.  But seriously I would have to say every new gadget that comes out such as the latest in IPAD, IPHONES etc.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     The day before yesterday I bought a crochet batman hat for my bosses 4 yr old son.  Here is a picture of one just like it at All Free Crochet even though my sister-in-law made it.  But since I didn't want to put my bosses son on my blog I choose this picture to show you what I got him.

So yesterday when my boss came in I asked her if he like it and she said yes.  She showed me a picture of him wearing it and he was so super excited that you could even see it in his eyes.  The joy that brought me was indescribable.  After get our coffee and settling into our desk she brought me a piece of paper that was a Thank You note from her son.  Now mind you he is only 4 and is just learning to write so he had her write it for him and he signed it.  So this too brought another smile to my day.  



So my message is this....there is always time to share the joy with everyone.  It is the simplest of things that can make you smile.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Tuesday!!!!!!

Good morning and happy Tuesday everyone.  Ok well maybe is isn't a good morning if you have to get out in bad weather such as the pretty white snow that is falling in my area.  I love snow so I can't really complain.  I think it makes the world look beautiful, peaceful, clean and worry free for a short time.

However, this morning I didn't feel any of the love for the snow or the cold weather.  It is 18 degrees outside and that is extremely unusual for my area.  The last time we had weather like this was probably about 3 years ago and before that we had the Ice Storm of the century.  I have lived in Louisville for the majority of my life and I can recall a handful of times that it has really snowed like this.  So needless to say that most people here don't really know how to drive in this beautiful and peaceful snow.

So this morning I get up to go to work and mind you I didn't want to get up.  I stayed in the bed as long as possible.  Now I wish I would have just called in.  I went out to get in the car and warm it up only it didn't go as planned.  My driver's side door won't open!!!!!!  I tried everything and still nothing.  So I checked the other doors and they opened up just perfectly fine.  So needless to say that I had to crawl in my car from the passenger side and that was not making me happy.  I figured after driving to work which is only a 20 minutes drive except for today which was  a 45 minute drive, that it would open from the inside.  NOPE it didn't happen.  I just bought this car last week.  WTH is going on with this thing???? ERRRRRRRRRRRR is all I can say about that.  So I will be calling my big brother who sold me the car and finding out who the warranty is through because someone is going to fix my door.

Anyway, I am finally at work and of course it looks like a ghost town here.  I will not be busy at all so why I didn't call in is beyond me.  Meantime, I hope you enjoy this picture I took yesterday on break just outside of the building I am in.  It is always amazing to see how mother nature works and the beauty she allows us to see.




In closing please be safe out there and remember, you have someone depending on you and they love you.


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Saturday Gathering and Gift Exchange


Happy Sunday!!!!  Today it is cold and snowing outside so I thought I would take this time and tell you about yesterday.

I was invited to do a gift exchange from our District Assistant with Avon for her church.  I had never been to one before so I thought it would be a great way to get out and meet some new people.  All I had to do was buy 8 gifts all the same and bring them with me.  The amount I wanted to spend was totally up to me.  I bought 8 sets of nail polish for $5 each.  Not bad.  I spent a whole $40 on 8 gifts...wooohooo.   Some of the gifts were even hand made.  I have to say I was nervous and totally unsure what I was going to be walking into.  However, I knew that Kim wouldn't put me in a situation I wasn't comfortable.

 Below is a picture of the items in which I choose.  Now there was no rhyme or reason for the gifts or any questions or stunts that had to be done in order to get a gift.  It was really rather simple.  Each person that came in got a name tag.  On the tag was  picture of either bells, wreaths, trees or stars.    We all went in groups according to the picture on our name tag.

 So in the collage you will see the items that I picked.  The Grey and Pink is a handmade knitted scarf.  You will also see a pair of gloves with a red bow on them.  Now the gloves came with a mini loaf of Pumpkin Spice Bread which I gave to my husband yesterday to eat.  The top right I thought was a neat idea and it is basically a piece of material with beads sewn on it with a button and a loop at the other end to wrap around your coffee..So I picked the Grey one.  The bottom right picture is these adorable little Mason Jar type drinking mugs if you will with a straw.  They were just too cute to pass up.  As if I need another drinking glass/cup.  I have only about 30 mugs/glasses/bottles.




Now in this picture below I couldn't resist the Hershey's Box.  First I love me some chocolate so I will just get that out of the way.  But it is a recipe box with 99 different recipes in it.  So why not...I will try it and see what I like.  Who knows I might just do a video or another blog on one of them.  The top right is a mailbox with Santa on it.  Of course the ladies had it marked as a Christmas Card Holder but I believe that it can be repurposed into something else that I can use year round.  Not sure yet but we will see.  The bottom is Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Anti-Bacterial Soap and a matching towel.

Now I know this is only 7 and that is because the last one was a cup full of Hershey Kisses and it didn't survive to photo taking...lol.  We ate them all.


So there were alot of great and cute gifts to be exchanged and I was having such a blast.  We eventually had to go around the room and introduce ourselves and give a Holiday Memory.  The one I shared was of Christmas 2006.  That is the last time that my entire family was together.  That isn't the only reason it was so memorable.  What made it memorable was that my sister-in-law Marie has a unique way of wrapping her gifts.  You see she takes empty boxes from around the house and puts the gifts in them.  My kids got a box of Crackers, Tampons, and Dog Treats one year.  The look on their face was priceless.  Of course that was just the boxes and not the actual gifts.

Time to get off of here and go grocery shopping.  I will post the neat dinner ideas we have come up with for the week.  

Friday, December 06, 2013

Friday Letters




Hello Friends and Happy Friday.  Today I am doing Friday Letters and I got the idea from my sister-in-law Kisha from The Glamorous French Housewife.  Stop by her blog and check it out.  She is amazing and has so many wonderful things to share with you all.

Dear Victoria, I am super excited about you moving back home.  It has been a long time since you have actually lived at home and I can't wait.  Not to mention you are carrying a little one now and your life will never be the same.

Dear Brandon,  I am glad that when you get nervous about driving in bad weather that you call me and talk to me until you get home so I know you are safe and sound.  You are an amazing young man and I am proud to call you my son.

Dear Hubby, I can't say Thank You enough for everything that you have done for me and the kids.  I Love You more then I ever thought possible.  Of course I have always had a thing for you and have carried it for over 20+ years.  Thank you for responding to the letter I sent.  The rest is history.

Dear Scott,  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!  The Car is awesome and I Love it.  Certainly a step up from the one I was driving and it did great in the rain yesterday.  Did better then expected in the sleet and snow today.

Dear Kisha,  Thank you again for having us at Thanksgiving.  I wish we all could have been together but that is how it is sometimes.  Again, Thank you for helping me with my blog.  The signature line is great and I Love it.

Dear Kevin,  I am glad that we are talking again.  I have missed you and miss you everyday.  Keep your head up big brother and know that we all love you.

Dear Marie,  the hat you made for my bosses son is adorable and I can't wait to get it and give it to her.

Dear Pain in My Wrist please go away.  I have already had surgery on you for the carpal tunnel and you have been hurting every since I feel about a month ago.  I am done with you already.

Dear Winter Storm....GOOOOOOO AWAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!  I don't mind snow but I don't like driving in it and I certainly don't like the sleet that we are having with it.

Dear Mom and Heather,  I miss you both so much everyday.  I wish that I could have you here with us still as we all do in the family.  Just keep watch over us and know that we all Love You and Miss You Both terribly.

Dear KayLee and Aadyn,  I know your mommie is watching down on you from Heaven.  Just know that she loved you both with all of her Heart and You Both were her world.  We miss you and love you and will see you again one day.  Please be nice to one another and keep close to one another.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

                                                 


Hello everyone, today is another Hodgepodge with Joyce over at From this side of the pond. I found her sometime ago and have participated a couple of times but it is always fun to see what questions she has for us. So today I am going to be participating and putting this on my weekly calendar so I don't miss any.

So sit back, relax and enjoy....better yet, jump in and join us.  Be sure to link your page back to Joyce so we can all share.

1.  According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere? Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens?
        ----Well I guess I started doing selfie's before it became a word.  I used to take them all the time of me and my kids when we would be doing something silly.  Those are the precious moments.  I do post them on facebook.  I would post them on other areas but I still don't know how to work Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest yet.  

2.  Will you send out Christmas Cards this year? If so, are they ready to go? If not, are you glad or sad about leaving that tradition behind?
      ------Well I do believe that I am going to follow my sister-in-law's lead and do the Christmas Card Exchange.  I don't normally like doing the whole Christmas thing but it does feel good to get things in the mail.

3.  Do you trust easily?
     -----Usually yes.  However, if I find one thing that is questionable then no I find it hard to trust at all.

4. Pine-cinnamon-peppermint-vanilla (as in sugar cookie)...of those listed, which one is your favorite December scent?
     -----I would have to say Cinnamon is my favorite.  Pine cone bothers my sinuses, peppermint isn't bad but vanilla...well that reminds me of my late daughter and honestly it has always made me nauseous.

5.  Did you do more talking or more listening yesterday?  Was that by choice or by necessity?
     ----I would probably have to say more listening.  I work in Accounting and it is always crazy at the 1st of the month.  Every vendor in the world is calling for payment status the first week.

6.  What's the last song that got stuck in your head?  Sorry if it's back there now :  )
     -----Not real sure but when I think about songs the song "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's pops in my head.

7.  Which world explorer (in the whole history of the world) would you most like to have traveled with, and why?
   -----Wow that is a hard one.  I have no clue who it would be.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     ----To be honest I find it extremely hard to get in the Christmas Spirit since my daughter passed away I haven't put up a tree even though my other kids did a couple of years ago.  Now I do buy presents and stuff but it just doesn't excite me.  Now with that being said, it absolutely drives me crazy that people are not allowed to say Merry Christmas on their jobs because they are afraid to offend someone.  I am sorry but I will always say Merry Christmas.




Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone


This is so my husband and me in the mornings..lol



So we are now home and rested or supposed to be rested anyway from our trip to visit family for Thanksgiving.  For the life of me I could not get to sleep last night and had trouble sleeping the entire time we were visiting.  I don't know if it was because I was in someone's elses house or what but I had probably about 8 hrs sleep between Thursday and Friday.  I don't know about you but I need my sleep.  I love my sleep.  I desire my sleep.  But nope it just wasn't happening like it should have.  Oh well gave me more time to visit I guess...lol.

So after we got home last night I immediately started laundry and the coffee pot.  Since I have allergies to animals I wanted to make sure that I defurred our clothes so the allergies wouldn't kick my butt.  I now have to take my purse, husbands coat and our duffle bags to the laundry mat and wash them in a big washer because our regular washer won't clean these items very well.  No biggy I will use that time to mingle with others and put out my Avon books for new customers....woohooo go me.

So after finally going to bed at about 3 this morning I got up at 11:15 so I was finally able to get some sleep but I don't feel rested.  I am honestly not in the mood to do anything but this house isn't going to clean itself.  Hubby is already outside with the leave blower cleaning out the back yard and deck.  He finished our front yard Tuesday so it wouldn't look horrible while we were gone.  I am so thankful that he enjoys doing this kind of stuff because me...yeah not so much.  I hate the thought of doing yard work and possibly coming across spiders.  I don't like spiders no matter how big or how small they may be.

After I have my pot of coffee I will get up and get moving but right now it just isn't going to happen!!!!!  My plan for the day is to start at one end of the house and work my way to the other...the only question is..Which End First?  Do I really want to dive in to the garage first or the office first?  Honestly, NEITHER ONE is appealing to me but they have to be done.  I have to get my calm back in the house before my hubby loses it.  Now we are not messy people but my hubby is worse than a female when it comes to the house.  How I have managed to keep him from throwing everything in the garbage is beyond me but thankfully he don't touch my desk area.

But I will be getting the house in order because we are going to be having my daughter home soon hopefully.  She currently lives in Texas and has had a hard time finding a job down there and just found out Wednesday night that she was pregnant.  Yeap I am going to be a grandma again.  I don't think that she will stay here but for just a few days because her bestfriend lives about an hour and 20 minutes away but still in the same state.  She will be going up there to work with her which I am so thankful that her friend is in a position to be able to give her a job.  But it will be nice to visit with her while she is here.  So I will most definitely have to get the spare bedroom ready for her.

As you can see I have lots to do and am rambling about alot but that is what happens when you don't sleep well for 3 days and are only on your second cup of coffee.



Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving is now over


Well Thanksgiving is now over and the turkey is put away along with all of the fixin's.  Thankfully my sister-in-law Kisha cooked this year and I didn't have to.   I got to spend some time with my brother Scott and his family which is rare because we live over 6 hours apart and it is a drive, a nice drive but a drive all the same.

I want to say thank you to both Scott and Kisha for having me, hubby, my son Brandon and his girlfriend Emilee.  We really enjoyed ourselves even though I had to keep dosing on Zyrtec D.  But I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I totally love kitty cats and puppy dogs they make it difficult for me to function without allergy meds.  So now I am back home and doing laundry and enjoying my coffee.  

I didn't take any pictures which is unusual for me but I was just wanting to hang out with the family and enjoy some quality time together.  Even though my other brother and his wife or my daughter Victoria couldn't make it.  Besides Kisha took pictures and videos the entire time we were there.  If you want to check out some of the videos she took check out her YouTube Link here and see all of the holiday fixin's, prep work and fun with the family.

Before we headed back home to Kentucky today we stopped at my brothers work and signed the papers on this pretty little thing.  
Ok it isn't little it is Human Size as my husband calls it.  You see I had a Nissan Sentra that my brother also sold me about 2 years ago but it was so small that my husband  couldn't turn his head in it so I did most of the driving. 

I Sell Avon which affords me the ability to get a new car that is comfortable, reliable and all out sharp looking.  I am always looking for great people to join me in my journey with Avon.  There is no mandatory parties, no mandatory hours, no mandatory inventory, however, what you get with Avon is FREE TRAINING, FREE WEBSITE for your customers 24/7/365, RECOGNITION and the ability to earn as much MONEY as you want.  You can do Avon part-time or full-time.  I also work a full-time job for now but with Avon it is my business and I can work it when, where and how I choose.  So you see the $10 investment into a company that has been around for over 125 years has afforded me the luxury of getting a new car.  What does your company do for you?  So if you would like to join me on this journey with Avon and learn how you can also make your income better then I can help with that.  Just click here and you will automatically be directed to the online contract and I will be your contact, support and trainer.

I hope everyone had a great and wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels no matter where you were or who you were with.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful Thanksgiving

I wanted to tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the best family that I could ask for. I wish that we all could be together but we are spread out across the states. My daughter called me last night or should I say this morning and told me that I was going to be a grandma again. I was shocked to say the least but I will support her and help her the best I can.

I am also thankful for being able to have a wonderful husband who also sticks by me no matter what. We are currently at my brother and sister-in-law Kisha who fixed an awesome dinner for us. My brother who is helping me get a new car tomorrow, my son who brought his girlfriend with us. My daughter was supposed to be here but she couldn't make it. Which blows but I still got to talk to her.

I do miss my mom, daughter Heather, grandkids and my other Brother and sister-in-law. I wish they all could have been here but at least they are with use in spirit and heart. I am totally thankful for being allowed to wake-up and enjoy my family.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Rambles


So today is Sunday and I am not feeling the best. I slept on the couch for part of the night last night and woke up with a splitting migraine headache. I am not at all a happy or functional person when this happens but I have managed to stay up anyway.

My hubby fixed us brunch which was delicious by the way. Eggs with red onions and mozzarella cheese, hashbrowns and biscuits…yummy yummy for the tummy. <---insert smiley face here (which I tried to do but don't know how) I have been sipping on coffee since I woke up at 10. Yes I actually slept in which seems to be the norm for Sundays anymore. I don’t know why but I just can not drag my sorry butt out of bed on Sundays. I know I need to get up and go to church since we haven’t been in forever. Yes totally my fault. However, I keep telling my husband that he can go without me but he won’t.

Anyway, I have decided that I am going to be changing things with my blog. I have already started with taking down the negative posts that I put up there not to long about about being lied to and people blowing up my phone without leaving messages. Which both really irritate the crap out of me but it is totally unprofessional to post something like that. So from here on out I will refrain from doing so…or at least try to refrain from it anyway. After all we are only human and things happen to upset us and we want to scream it to the world. However, after much consideration I have come to realize that this may give someone power over you by letting them take up space in your blog, live and head. I am sorry but no one rents in my space for free.

I have gotten several books over the past month on trying to figure out this whole blog thing and to make my blog more marketable and a friendly space for all that would come across it. So far I have at least 6 books sitting here beside me and I still have no clue as to what I am doing or how to do it. I should get the book for dummies series but have you honestly sat down and tried to read one of those? I have and I swear I needed a PhD to figure that thing out. I am a more visual and hands on person so if you show me I can do it but if I read it…well lets just say that takes longer for me to understand. As if you couldn't tell by this blog post. There was suppose to be a smiley face in the 2nd paragraph and this was suppose to be some pretty typing style but I have managed to fail at that one. I even have it open and typed in a word document so I could copy and paste but that didn't work out well either. So NEXT!!!!!

As I said earlier, I still have a migraine but it isn't as bad as it was thanks to the 5 ibuprofens that I took when I got up this morning but it is still there nonetheless. I should be outside helping my husband with raking leaves but because I don't feel good he told me to stay in the house and get to feeling better. Apparently I look just as bad as I feel if not worse. I am so glad that I have one of the world's greatest husbands in the world. I know some of you will disagree and that is ok because we are all a little bias when it comes to our significant others.

So I am going to close this out for now but I will be back later once I get to feeling alot better and do a post about my Avon Business, how it is working for me, how it can work for you and all the wonderful products that we have for everyone in the family. This is not Your Mother's Avon Anymore.

Till next time I hope you all have a wonderful and Blessed Sunday.
xoxo

P.S. after previewing this post before publishing it...I noticed that on here the spacing and punctuation are correct. However, when I click on it to publish it isn't. I don't know why and honestly my head hurts way to much for me to figure it out right now.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge



Well I haven't done one of these post in awhile. I am such a slacker but here it goes. Jump in on the fun with us.  Joyce over at From This Side of The Pond has been doing this for sometime and she is who we are joining today. So be sure to stop over and visit her.

1. What lesson has failure taught you?

Well I would have to say I have learned what NOT to do in the future. My mom taught me to keep trying till I got it right. I don't always get it right but at least I try until I can't try anymore.

2. What decision are you glad you made?

I would have to say contacting my husband after 20 plus years of not talking to him. Who would have thought that one letter and a postage stamp would lead to such happiness. In a world of technology the only way I could find him was to write...yes handwrite...a letter to him and send it to his parents house. I didn't hear anything from him and thought that he had moved away or married. Little did I know that wasn't the case.

3. I've been a little bit surprised to see fully lit and decorated Christmas trees popping up for the past several weeks in friend's Instagram feeds. So tell the truth-is your tree up and decorated, and if so when did that happen? If not when will you be decking the halls?

As for decorating the Christmas Tree...I would have to say most definitely NOT!!!! I haven't put up a tree in some time now. Since my mom and daughter passed away 5 yrs ago it just doesn't seem right.

4. Solitaire-poker-rummy-hearts-go fish-Old Maid...which game of cards would you most want to join?

This one is a no brainer... Rummy without doubt. That was mine and my moms favorite game when she was still here with us.

5. This question comes to you courtesy of a Facebook friend, who once upon a time had a blog...When you're feeling stressed do you snack a lot or are you more the 'can't eat' type?

Can't Eat. I don't really like to eat anyway but I do because I have to.0

6. Have you ever reviewed a product or service online? Was your review favorable or less than favorable?

Come to think of it the only products I think I ever have were Avon products.

7. What was the best conversation you had yesterday?

I talked to one of the ladies on my team with Avon and helped her get her order straight and encourage her to keep up the good work. Her order was almost $1,000.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am excited about Thanksgiving coming up. I get to go visit with my brother and his wife Kisha and see their new home. Not to mention I am getting a new car while I am there and get to see my daughter who is driving up from Texas to spend Thanksgiving with us as well. Super Dupper Excited about that.

Monday, November 04, 2013

So Exhausted Today

Ok I don't know what is wrong with me today but Mondays seem to always suck!!!! I guess it is because it means the weekend is over but this Monday is worse because of Daylight Savings Time. Ughhhhh. Now don't get me wrong I love being able to drive to work in the daylight but coming home in the evening is worse. I am just so tired. I don't normally sleep well anyway due to snoring...yes I admitted it I snore. At least that is what my husband says...the poor guy usually ends up on the couch. But he refuses to let me sleep in another bed. He says that my place is by him at night in bed. Even though he gets up in the middle of the night and gets on the couch. We have a perfectly pillowtop queen in our spare bedroom but he says it is to soft. I think it is perfect considering our King bed is like laying on the concrete. But hey that is what he likes so that is what we got.

As some of you know we had a tree that fell last week due to a storm on Halloween of all days. Well Saturday my hubby and the brother-in-law cut it off the deck and then proceeded to actually cut down the rest of the tree. I was so nervous because my brother-in-law said "in theory it should fall that way" pointing to the open part of the yard. IN THEORY!!!!!! OMG is all I could think. It better fall that way or we are going to be forking out money on people's fences that we just don't have. Well he was correct it did fall the way it was suppose to. I was brushing my hair and all of a sudden the whole house vibrated because of the thump that the tree made when it hit the ground. So they then proceeded to cut it up in pieces and haul it onto the truck. I was happy but honestly there is still a bunch to clean up.

Yesterday we didn't really do much. Church had a combined service of all 3 services which was a packed house. We couldn't stay the whole time because it was so crammed and hot in there that I couldn't hardly breathe. The young lady in front of us had on so much perfume that it was literally gagging me. Hubby and I were sitting in the middle of the pew so we had to wait until it was time to great the neighbors and other members in the church so we could sneak out of the row and hit the back door. We got home and I pretty much didn't do anything else for the rest of the day. I did get in a nap which surprised me and managed to bag some Avon Brochures for tossing. So not all was lost. Now I just have to get out there and get them tossed. I did that last week and tossed over 300 old brochures and got an order for $30. So I don't suppose the trip was wasted considering I didn't go any further then about 5 blocks from my house. So that was great. I have another 200 or so to toss this time and I am targeting a specific neighborhood that I haven't been in yet. I am sure I will run out before I cover two streets. It is a large neighborhood.

So today I sit here and I am trying my hardest to keep my eyes open but it is so hard. I have the fan blowing on me because my office is hot. I have a stack of paperwork to do that I am just not wanting to do but I know I have to do it. I guess it is time to go suck down another pot of coffee....if I could streamline it to my veins I would but I can't.

I am also trying to figure out Twitter, Pinterest and InstaGram on my phone so I can follow people and enter contest but can't figure it out. I am so behind the times. I am hoping that my son will give me some lessons when I get home tonight at least on Twitter.

I am signing off for now but I hope that everyone has a Blessed and Love Filled MONDAY!!!!!

xoxo

Friday, November 01, 2013

Windy and Bumpy Night...ughhhhh So Tired this morning.

So yesterday was Halloween as we all know and it was a sad one. Due to the weather in our area Halloween was cancelled until tonight. The weather was horrible, windy, rainy, just plain crazy. So hubby and I enjoyed watching t.v. and listening to the rain after dinner. Not much different then any other night except that the weather was crazy. The howling we heard was unbelievable. I know we have had crazy weather in October before but this is crazy. Tornado Warnings, winds in excess of 50, 60, 70 mph and rain so hard it sounded like it was in the house.

Well finally we decided after watching our favorite show that we would turn in since it was already 11 p.m. and we both had to be up early in the morning for work. Ughhhh work, why can't I sleep in when I want to...lol. So I am laying there dreaming about my grandchildren visiting that I haven't seen in 5 yrs and enjoying the dream and yet disturbed by it because their father won't let me visit with them...long story. I miss them so much and never want to wake up when I am dreaming about them. Anyway, around 11:50 my husband jumps up out of bed and I heard this noise and it woke me up. He says well there goes the grill. The wind blew it over. Ok now mind you I have a big ass 6 burner grill that sits on my deck next to the railing so it doesn't get blown away and the wheels on it are locked. So I am thinking oh great there goes $400 for a new grill. We get up and look out our bedroom window and this is what we see.

Seriously? Are you kidding me? Yes I know it could have been worse. It did miss our house and the glass patio table on the deck. But the tree is laying across the entire back yard and it was the healthy tree of the bunch. I am so not wanting to see how much damage it did to the deck. Our deck is bigger then our garage which is weird but that is how it came with the house. Anyway, I am counting my blessings because I know it could have been alot worse and costly. This is just hopefully a couple of boards for the deck and clean up with a chainsaw. I was more worried about the big oak trees that surround my house. Not to mention that we just had the roof put on less then a month ago.

So needless to say with a close call like that one we ended up staying up for a bit longer and now I am exhausted, my eyes are burning and I am not really feeling work today. I just want to go crawl up in my nice big king size comfy bed and sleep the day away. In the last picture you can see in the center of the page a white mark which is where the tree fell from and after looking at the picture on here in the top right corner you can see a diagonal while line and that is actually rain coming down on us. I took these with my cell phone last night and hit the button at the right time I guess...lol.

Anyway, Happy Friday and hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend. I have to get some work done and hope this coffee kicks in soon.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

What a week this past one has been!!!!! Sorry this is a long post and mostly a rant.

So I had hoped to start blogging more regularly but honestly that hasn’t happened.  I live a pretty simple and boring life except for this past couple of weeks.  Ok it was still boring but more taxing on me emotionally.  My average day is get up, go to work, be bored at work, come home and play on the computer, figure out what is for dinner and then watch some TV. or crochet.  See nothing exciting at all.
So I have had a family member living with me since April because of circumstances that led her to being homeless.  Now I didn’t keep close contact with her for a while but when I found out she was homeless I spoke to my husband and we agreed to let her come live with us and help her get back on her feet.  She has burned me in the past when I let her use my mother’s bed and dresser.  She somehow lost it, I am guessing because of who she had living with her when she became homeless.  Needless to say I was beyond pissed because my mother is no longer with us.  Anyway, I decided to help her out because that is how I was raised.  Her mother and I had some major words over it and we haven’t talked since.  Her mom basically blames me for trying to help her when she thought she should have to fall on her ass and sit in jail to learn a lesson.  Ummm hello……she is your child and you should be happy that she isn’t living on the streets.  Whatever! 
So the rules were simple in my house.  Get a job, finish your court order anger management classes, get a job, save money to get on your feet, go to church and respect my house….the number one rule above and beyond them all was DON”T EVER LIE TO ME!!!!  If you don’t want to answer the question then just simply say…I don’t want to answer the question.  Well she got a job, finished her classes, went to church for a bit, and I forced her to save money by having her give me so much a week.  Finally she got a car and since then shit went downhill.  Oh btw, during all of this I also got her a phone and put her on my cell plan. 

After she got her car she decided to start staying at a “friends” house a lot which is no big deal.  It isn’t like she couldn’t have  a social life,  Well when I made mention to her that I felt like she was treating my house life a flop house because she would come in, take a nap, start laundry and then leave it in the washer and stay gone for days she assured me that wasn’t the case.  Well one day she bent over to kiss me on the check and I made mention that she stunk and I asked if she had been around a man…….her answer was no.  A couple of days later she posted on Facebook that she was at a medical facility because she wasn’t feeling well and her “boyfriend” was with her.  So that is lie number one that I actually caught her in.  Then there was some others as well but I won’t go into all of them.   Now I know you are probably thinking what should that matter or that isn’t a big deal.  Your right it isn’t a big deal but the big deal is that she point blank lied to me about it.  Either way a lie is a lie period.  So I sent her a message because she was avoiding me like the flu and told her she had to find another place to live because it just wasn’t working out.  NO problem she said because she found her an apartment that she can move into on the first of November….great I am happy that she found some place to call her own and try and get her kids back that are at her mothers.
So here is where all the drama to this story comes in at.  Last night after several nights of trying to get her to bring my key and the bag that was my late daughters she shows up.  I told her that she had to get the phone out of my name and that we needed to call Sprint and get it switched.  She said that she can’t because she had a old bill.  I told her that if she can’t then I was getting the phone turned off.  Great there goes $250 out of pocket for cancelling the contract.  Now mind you she did not pay for the phone or to turn it on or anything else.  I paid $198 for it and she never paid me back.  Then the bill for August and September which she paid me $80 for.  I took her phone last night and when she asked for it back I told her NO.  She was pissed to say the least.  She said that it wasn’t fair just because she had a boyfriend and didn’t tell me and that she paid the bill and that is the only way she has to get ahold of her kids, mom etc.  I told her that if the transfer went through then I would give her the phone back but until then I wasn’t because I couldn’t trust that she would pay the bill since she has lied and been avoiding me.  I was not about to let her burn me financially like that.  I don’t think I was wrong…do you?  How would you handle it if it was you in this situation?  I get a call from her with a voicemail saying that she is going to come over before work and get her T.V. that she left and her $100 she paid for HER CELLPHONE.  Uh first off, you didn’t pay me $100 for it, second off, you have only paid 2 bills and you have had it for 3 months, and third, you have been living here rent free for 5 months, not paid one dime of anything including your own personal hygiene stuff.  So yeah no I won’t be giving you a $1oo because you never paid me a $100 to begin with.  She did owe me for the $97 worth of Avon that I paid for her and her cell phone bill was $85.60 so she gave me $180.  So as far as I am concerned we are square.
I feel really bad because this girl has had it bad.  Her mom always treated her like a stepchild and nothing she ever did was good enough.  She has a good heart but gets taken advantage of a lot and doesn’t make the best decisions.  I am just sad to see that she is now back where she started from more less.  She was doing so good living here with me, my husband and my son.  She wasn’t dealing with the drama because my husband doesn’t allow drama and she actually had someone who had her best interest at heart.  Now she has drama and people who don’t really have her best interest at heart.

Today is my 2 yr wedding anniversary and she is supposed to come over which I am hoping she doesn’t but even if she does I am not going to deal with the drama.  I just hope that she will eventually learn to take care of her instead of letting people use her like a doormat. 
So now I have managed to piss her off and everyone else to say the least but I don’t understand why people want to be pissed at me for doing what I said I was going to do.  I am sorry that they don’t like that I won’t be a doormat for them or whatever they want me to be.  So now I have managed going from only have a few people in my family not talking to me to a whole lot of people not talking to me because someone couldn’t follow the rules.  Shit happens, life happens and I am ok with that.  At the end of the day I have to be true to me and my family and God.

I hope that one day we will be able to communicate again and get pasted this but until she changes her ways that won’t happen.  Her past actions lead up to her being homeless and she is repeating those same actions today.  Even her mother has said that but I am the bad guy. 

I hope everyone else has a great day.  I am going to help another friend get a couch today and then celebrate my anniversary with my hubby.

XOXO

Saturday, October 05, 2013

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Life Lost To Soon!!!!!!

A Life Lost To Soon
I remember the day that I told my mother that I was pregnant.  I was terrified but didn't have much of a choice.  You see I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth pulled and Heather’s father decided to show up at our apartment while my mom was gone and beat the crap out of me.  It wasn't the first time he had done this but I was hoping he would leave me alone after the first time.  It took me a long time to get away from him or so I thought I was away from him.  He threw me around like a rag doll and if it wasn't for my neighbors son hearing me scream for help I probably would have been killed that night. 

The cops came and I will never forget that Officer Payne looked at me and said: "are you going to tell her or am I?"  What? Tell Her? Are you kidding me, she is going to kill me when she finds out?  This is what I was thinking but I had no choice, I told him I would tell her only if he stood beside me so she wouldn't kill me.  He laughed and said that she wasn't going to kill me just be a little disappointed in me but relieved at the same time because I was alright.  That was the last night that I saw the father of my child at least until her first birthday and then only a few more times until my daughter turned 16.

Heather came in this world on February 16, 1989 at 12:36 p.m. she weighed 7lb 6 oz. and she was the most beautiful precious thing I have ever seen in my entire life.  Now mind you she wasn't the first baby I have ever seen but (yes I am bias) she was the most perfect baby I had ever laid eyes on.  This is a picture of me and Heather when she was 8 months old.  She was so cute and chubby but was always happy and full of joy.
                                 

My daughter Heather was the 1st grandchild out of 3 the year she was born.  She was a bundle of joy even though I was terrified having a child at 16.  I just knew that I would be able to manage it because I had been babysitting for years at that point.  My mom wasn't too pleased that I was pregnant but she stood by my side and told me that no matter what we would get through this together and that is just what we did.

I went on to finish High School with the love and support of my mom.  She agreed to babysit Heather free of charge while I was in school and for a $1.00 for every hour that I worked.  This was not a compromise for my mom wouldn't hear of her grandchild going into day care    My mom and my daughter were extremely close and were till the very end.     

                      
Heather went on to become a cheerleader in elementary school, the most popular in middle school and the President of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) in High School.  I looked for pictures of these events but for some reason they are not saved to my computer.  I guess that is getting ready to become a big project.  I want to be able to digitalize all of my photos for the future generations to come which is somewhere around 5 thousand or so photos.  Yes I am or was camera happy.

She was the oldest child out of 5 between her father and I but she didn't have the pleasure of knowing her father until she was much older. 

 

Her one true love was always for her Children and nothing could ever change that. After having Kaylee on 5/18/2005 she went on to finish High School and have her second child Aadyn on 6/22/2007.
  
I still remember the day that she brought Aadyn home to meet his sister.  It was love at first site for KayLee and she was a handful with him.  Always wanting to hold him, kiss him and make sure that he had his pacifier. 

 

Isn't this one of the sweetest pictures you have ever seen?  Yes I am bias again but who wouldn't think this is precious and sweet.

Heather continued on to go to school after graduation and she got a full scholarship to college.  She was going to school and looking for fulltime work so that she could support her family.  Not that I wouldn't have worked 3 jobs to make sure she could support them but that is who she was.  She wanted to be the provider for her family.  She had been looking for work when she finally got a call saying the temporary service had found her a job.  She was so happy.  I remember her first day of work she called me and told me that it was boring and she didn't think she could do it.  I reminded her that it is only temporary until something better comes along.  That was on October 6, 2008.  I told her I Loved her and that it would get better to just give it some time and before she knew it she would have a better job that she liked. 

Then the unthinkable happened.  I was at a friend’s house that I was staying with because I was letting both of my daughters live there with the kids since it was a 2 bedroom apartment it was a bit crowded.  I had just finished sending my Aunt Eileen an email telling her that we were all doing fine and all the things that was going on since my mom passed on April 19, 2008.  I got a call from Victoria my 2nd daughter and she was yelling:  Mom Heather and I stopped her and told her that they were both grown adults and needed to figure a way to work it out.  She said mom NO, Heather was in a motorcycle wreck.  My heart dropped.  I asked where and when she told me I grabbed my purse and took off out the door.  All I could do was pray to God that he wouldn't  take her from us and her children.  When I pulled up on the wreck after figuring out how to get less than 5 miles away from where I was I couldn't believe my eyes.  I almost re-ended a fire truck coming to a stop.  I took off yelling as the guy was telling me I couldn't go up to the scene.  I told him to try and stop me because that was my daughter. 

They had already taken her away in an ambulance and they detained me until someone could come get me from the scene to take me to the hospital.  All I kept saying was that “I need to get her shoes” and they kept telling me no that I couldn't have them.  They weren't listening to me.  I knew that she would want her shoes but reality had not set in on what it was they were telling me.  A total stranger seen the whole accident happen and found my daughters phone and got in touch with us and that is how we knew.  It was by far the worse night of my life.

This is the headline from our local paper the next day and they got it all wrong.  The car turned in front of the motorcycle and then back into them. 

Fairdale woman identified as motorcycle crash victim
Posted: Oct 07, 2008 1:06 AM EDTUpdated: Oct 15, 2008 11:56 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 19-year old Fairdale woman was killed Monday night when the motorcycle she was riding on struck a car on the Outer Loop at Nash Road.
LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley tells WAVE 3 the crash happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. when a motorcycle heading west on Outer Loop collided with a car that was trying to turn onto eastbound Outer Loop. The impact of the crash threw the victim, Heather Jaggers of the 9800 block of Starlet Drive, from the motorcycle.
Jaggers, who was a passenger on the bike, was taken to University Hospital where she died shortly after 11 p.m. The driver of the car and the motorcyclist were not injured.
Police believe the motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was under the influence of alcohol. They are awaiting toxicology results before filing any charges. Police do not expect to file charges against the driver of the car.

I can still remember that scene like it was yesterday.  However, I don't remember who all was at the hospital with me when she died.  My daughter was only 19 yrs old and a mother of 2 when she died.  Her children will never know who she was because they were too little to remember her.  Her son was only 18 months old and I was able to keep him for about 2 weeks before his father came and took him from me and I haven’t seen him since.  Kaylee I was able to see for a few more months after Heather passed away but it has been almost 5 yrs since I have seen her. 

Heather’s father was by my side the whole time that much I do remember.  I remember because he screwed me royally during the whole process and I didn't even know it until it was all over.  Heather didn't have life insurance which she should have but she didn’t.  I borrowed money from my work to pay for her burial.  Well her father put his name on it as well.  I didn't think anything of it at the time, I mean why should I have.  It was our daughter and we were both mourning.  Little did I know he was plotting against me the whole time.  He is the reason I have not been able to see my grandchildren or be a part of their lives for the lies that he has told and the manipulation of their fathers.  One day Karma will come back and kick him in the ass and I hope that I have a front row seat. 
So now this is all that I have to remember my daughter by along with some of the things that I have of hers and the kids that they will eventually get when they are older. 
         
Her friends made the pink cross and her father made the white one.  I would go and decorate it and put balloons and things like that up at the cross until I got a text message from him telling me that no one but him is allowed to put anything up at the cross because we made it look trashy and he paid out of pocket for it.  ARE YOU SERIOUS???????  OMG, I wanted to scream at him but like I said it was a text message.  Later we found out that the pink cross got thrown away and only the one cross remained. 

Not too long ago after not hearing from her father in years I get a text message from him saying that: “If you want the cross you can have it.  It needs maintained for it is falling apart”.  So I replied back with “I didn't realize it was yours.  I thought it was for Heather”  he said yes it was for her but remember who put out the money for it.  Again I wanted to scream OMG are you serious but again it was a text message.  I just responded with “I don’t want to argue with you and I will take care of it.”  This is how he is.  I have taken things to the cemetery and he has removed them and told me that I make it look trashy….uh hello…..she is my daughter also and I can put what I want up there in remembrance of her.  Like I said, Karma will come around and when it does I want to have the front row seat. 

Her friends and I always try to do something on the anniversary of her death rather it is meeting at the crash site or meeting at Bob Evans across from the cemetery to swap stories and remember her by.  They often send me pictures of crazy daisies which were her favorite or a message just to tell me they miss her and are thinking of her and us.  Even in death her friends are loyal and concerned with her family.  The anniversary is 2 weeks away to the day and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and miss her.  I wish I could hold her in my arms and tell her I Love Her.    I wish that she could get to see her kids grow up and because smart, beautiful and caring people. 

So until we meet again my angel keep watching over us and know that you are loved my many and missed by many.  Sending you hugs and kisses in heaven.  I hope that you and Nana are having a great time.  My mom was cremated and before they closed the casket for the burial my cousin and a friend of mine took my moms ashes and put them under my daughters pillow.  They were inseparable in life and now are inseparable in death.