Monday, March 15, 2010

The Craziness Of Life

Hello to all my fans of my two blogs My Crazy Life With A Toddler and Memories Of You. It's been a while since I've posted. My apologizes for being absent. Things have been wild in my life lately. I feel like I'm going crazy. I haven't been able to blog as much as I would like because things have been so out of control for me. The hubby has been laid off from his job since January and unemployment is just not cutting it. To say the least our check book has shrunk to nothing. To improve our financial status the hubby decided to take a job out of state. He's currently working in Indiana. He works Monday - Thursday, home Friday -Sunday. Then off to work again Sunday afternoon. It's going to be a hard road ahead, but at least we can pay our mortgage payment again. (Sigh)

Then there is the health problems with my mom, which have been going on since November. Just when I think she is getting better I get another blow to my heart. She was diagnosed with stage 1 Uterine cancer. Yup, the big C. Her prognosis sounds good and the doctor feels confident that my mom will make a full recovery. My mom will undergo surgery in April and again will be staying with the hubby and I until she is back on her feet. I'm hoping and praying that the surgery will get all the cancer.

Last but not least there is the problem with my 9 1/2 year old Golden Retriever Samson. He's got a severe eye infection. The vet called it an ulcer on his eyeball. Ouch! My poor baby is on heavy doses of antibiotics, two separate eye drops and an oral antibiotic. I have to put drops in his eye every two hours and we visit the vet every three days. If his eye won't respond to this treatment then we are off to see an canine opthamologist. He will eventually need surgery on his eye. The poor dog hand hardly see these days.

So, that's what's going on in my life these days. Just craziness! Sometimes I think the world is so out of control.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on and on and on today. I feel so much better.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lets Go To The Rodeo!

When I first met my husband he was such a country boy. He never left the house without his cowboy boots and cowboy hat. So, it wasn't surprising that he always enjoyed our visits to our local county fair to enjoy the small town rodeo shows and to view the local farmers live stock. There's always so much action to enjoy. It's always the highlight of the night for our five year old to visit all the cow and pigs. Even mommy enjoys petting a cow or two. We've always wanted to check out the really huge rodeo shows, but have never had a chance. My brother and sister in- law moved to Houston about six years ago and recently got a chance to visit the Houston Rodeo and just fell in love with all the festivities. They told me that there were so many great activities for the kids to participate in. Plus, they just loved the rodeo show. Not only can you visit the rodeo and the live stock, but you can also buy  tickets to concerts at the Houston Rodeo. How awesome is that? My brother and sister in-law told me that they only paid $21.00 per ticket and had great seats for the rodeo show. What a great price to pay to have a day out with the family filled with loads of fun. My husband and I have been planning a trip to Houston to visit my brother and his family. A trip that I'm really looking forward too. I'd really like to stop for a visit at the Houston rodeo and make it a family event for the day.

What Do You Have To Smile About?

You Have Your Attitude to Smile About

Things may or may not be going well in your life, but you always take time to smile a little.

You know it's important to keep looking up and looking toward the future. Optimism always wins out.

You're the one person always eager to see a silver lining in dark clouds. It's important that you feel hopeful.

No matter whether you're having a good day or bad day, you keep smiling. A smile makes everything better!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Take Advantage Of The 2010 Home Buyer Tax Credits. It's Time For A Real Estate Bailout.

This is the perfect time to purchase a home. It's truly a buyers market out there in the home market. There are so many great deals on homes these days. For the tax year 2010 there is a great home buyer tax credit to take advantage of. If you're a first time home buyer or have not owned a home in over three years you can receive a credit of up to $8,000.00 on your 2010 income tax return. The best part about this credit is that it applies to current homeowners too. For current home owners to qualify for this fantastic tax credit they must have lived in their current home consecutively for 5 of the past 8.    If you meet these guide lines then you can receive up to a $6,500.00 tax credit. Income limits to qualify for this credit are as follows, $125,000 for singles, $225,000 for married couples.  This is a wonderful way to have a Real Estate Bailout.  If you're interested in taking advantage of this tax credit you must act now. This tax credit may not have any future extensions. So, qualified applicants hurry and get those contracts signed by April 30, 2010 and schedule that closing before June 30, 2010 or you may miss out on this amazing tax credit. Please view the video below  if you're interested in learning more about the 2010 home buyer tax credit.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hope This Puts A Smile On Your Face

A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, 'I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.'

The driver says, 'Gee, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating. '

Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: 'Now don't be silly, dear -- you know that this car doesn't have cruise control.'

As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls,
'Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once !!?'

The wife smiles demurely and says, 'Well dear, you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher.'

As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth,
'Woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?'

The officer frowns and says, 'And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine.'

The driver says, 'Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.'

The wife says, 'Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving.'

And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, 'WHY DON'T YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??'

The officer looks over at the woman and asks, 'Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am?'

(I love this part)

'Only when he's been drinking.!!'

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Tuesday!