Friday, June 20, 2014

This pretty girl turns 21 tomorrow..Her Golden birthday!!
lol...Until a few years ago, I had never heard of golden birthdays..

She returned from Colorado yesterday..I will be going out to lunch with her and her boyfriend Jeff tomorrow..Can't wait.

Haven't seen her since we took her to Colorado for her 10 week internship...She is working for Chalkbeat, and online magazine.

She has done an awesome job for such a young girl..I am so very proud of her...
She will return from Colorado and finish her last few months of college..(although she has already walked for graduation) she does have to finish a few months of time yet...

Then who knows where she will end up..lol..she has recently mentioned on twitter something about Chicago....so we shall see what the future holds for her....

I think I'm dealing with a bit of depression..I'm going to look into going to a group for grieving grandparents...don't know if it will help, but it can't hurt.....

I'm forcing myself to go out of town this week-end..lol...My nephew is holding a benefit for a friend of his that was in a terrible crash..he is recovering but it is taking a long time and we hope to be able to help with his expenses..My nephew has a band and has enlisted the help of other area bands..the cover is only 5.00..but because it's an hour and a half away from my house I decided to get a hotel room..my sister-in-law (his mom) will come down from Eagle River and spend the night too..so we can have some girl time and catch up....

I wasn't sure if I was going to go or not..I tend to by pass things because it seems to take too much energy..but I know that if I go, I will have a nice time and it will be much better for me than sitting at home...

I'll post pictures when I get back:)
Have a great week-end!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


JJ....Today marks 8 months since you've been gone..
I still can't believe it's true..I can't believe that I will never see you and hold you again...
I miss your voice, I miss trying to touch your hair and you saying "grandma, stop"
I loved you yesterday, I love you today and I will love you for ever....
Miss you sweet boy!!
Well, we did it...Left this beautiful girl in Colorado......

Monique graduated college...(she walked in the ceremony in May, but has a semester to do yet..she will be officially done in Dec.)
She received an internship at Chalkbeat in Co.( It is an online magazine) for 10 weeks..Yikes..Can't believe she will be 1040 miles from home for that long..
My daughter, Moniques boyfriend Jeff, Paris and I did a caravan trip to get her there..she has her car so she can get around.

We went to check out where she will work..it's in Denvers downtown..I know she can handle it. She worked in our downtown area for some time and she is a city girl..lol

She is staying with one of the Marine Moms my daughter met in one of our Marine groups..That has helped ease some of the fear of her being so far away...

While we were there, we went sight seeing up in the mountains..so darned exciting..
 So beautiful...
 Monique, Shannon and Paris..
 Red Rock Park and Amphitheater..

We had a lovely time..could do without the long drive though...lol

Monique started work on Monday and was sent to a school meeting to live tweet the event..
On Tuesday, she had her first article published...Not bad for a 20 year old..(she will be 21 on the 21st of June)

We had a nice time..
The day we were coming home, my daughter and I had some issues...not exactly sure where they came from but it made the 16 hour drive home a bit awkward...ugh..I just don't need this again..
Not sure how we will resolve it but it is what it is..

I have been taking it a bit easy since getting home..I know I have to start working on getting my cleaning business going..lol...
I am doing some specialty work for my boss this coming week-end..I will be doing pressure washing of the drive thru lanes at some of the banks...Haven't done that before but I'll be working with someone and at least I'll be outside..so it shouldn't be too bad...I should get about 16 hours for the week-end...

On Monday, I'll be working at the Harley plant with my friend Julie..re-working parts..that will give me extra money too..so things aren't dire..lol...

Well, I guess I'm out of news for now......Have a good one:)