Thursday, October 29, 2009

Letters, we got letters!

Finally after 20 days of our sailor boy in boot camp we received letters, one for mom and dad and one for Tiff. I have to say that even though it sounds hard, he seems to be making the best of it. Only passed out once during the guantlet of vaccines but he didn't care because when he came to he got milk and cookies. And probably by the time you read this he will have undergone oral surgery to remove his wisdom teeth, he said he was looking forward to all the jello he could eat and getting to have some pain meds! He also made extra points by volunteering to be on the color guard, he did this often during his Boy Scout career and will be good at it. So that's all the latest, keep watching for future postings which I'll get to you as I receive them. Take care and have a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Conference, quotes and a little of everything...

I attended an amazing conference last Saturday put on by RWC. This is the club that I often gush has changed my life. It really has, not only have I been published in three fantastic anthologies but I've met some of the most wonderful and talented people as well. Since I am now feeling my mind whirling with possiblity of more writing to be done, I'll share a quote that really fits into this theme. I'm sure my other club associates will feel the same.

"Cultivation of the mind is as necessary as food to the body"

Write on everyone!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Haylee's birthday present

Saturday I did something I rarely get to do, shop for a little girl. Now just the fact that I'm shopping is something because I just don't shop but needed to go with Tiff to the outletlet mall to find a gift for Haylee (her mom took those fab pix of D and T's wedding!) who is turning 4 tomorrow. Hit two stores but just not finding the right outfit or a little over the budget. Finally got to Gymboree and found something perfect, leggings that had candies printed in the pattern, a shirt that said "Sweeter than Chocolate" and a sleeveless pink faux fur vest. OMG! She is going to look just like a rock star!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Naval news

Well, yesterday a package addressed to Tiffany came from the Navy, it was Dan's civie clothes. Guess it's a good sign that the clothes came back without him in them, must mean the Navy still wants him around...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Danny is at boot camp!

Hello to all our loving family and friends. You will be happy to know that Danny called us last night at midnight to tell us he had arrived at Great Lakes Illinois to begin his career as a U.S. Navy enlisted guy! Didn't it seem like the time would never come? I think it hasn't really hit me yet, although Juno the black lab is acting sad. And it does seem like Tiffany is missing her extra appendage. haha (I used to say it seemed like they were attached at the hip.) So watch for future postings regarding our new sailor boy. Take care and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Navy Mom

Wow, I just can't believe that tomorrow we take Dan to San Jose to meet up with the other Nor Cal recruits to fly off to basic training in Great Lakes Illinois. In about 8 weeks he will be a full fledged sailor for the U.S. Navy. Of course that means we will be going to GL IL for his graduation in December! We will so look forward to being frozen at O'Hare airport, trying to drive to the center in who knows what kind of midwest weather, etc. etc. Well, we will also be such proud parents. Will keep you posted in future Fridge Magnet Chronicles post... Take care and have a great week.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Jana's birthday month...

Most of you know I have a bff who has been with me since the late 70's, well Friday the 25th she turned 50! She had a wonderful birthday month, I have taught her well. We all deserve a birthday month, am I wrong? Unfortuantely the month ended sadly, her adored little chihuahua died last Monday while she and her hubby were at work. She is devestated to say the least but has Chaser buried in the yard where she has placed a darling angel statue that she received as a birthday gift. So my friend is sad which makes me sad of course. But what are friends for, to celebrate the happy times and grieve in the sad times. The following quote will say everything that is in my heart for my beloved friends...

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."