Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Saturday, January 31, 2009


For anyone that loves snowflakes or have children that do....here is a wonderful site full of snowflake pictures, and info...My son Sam enjoyed looking at the pictures and cutting out his own snowflake. This is Sam standing out in the snow..(yes, those are snowflakes falling) Have Fun!!http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/kids/kids.htm


Friday, January 30, 2009

We are lucky!! We have heat and electric..my parents haven't had electric since Tuesday. They have their heat running on a generator. There are a lot of folks still without electric and trying desperately to buy generators. We didn't have water for a few hours last night. It did come back on though. The city had to get generators to power the water pumps. It's still slow going on back roads. The main roads aren't too bad. There is bad fog and black ice tonight. It's 16 degrees here and it definately feels it. I feel very badly for the folks that are without power. The hotels are full and so are the shelters. The good news is that it is suppose to warm up this weekend...maybe some of this lovely ice will melt!! I Hope So!!! I'm beginning to think I might be ready for spring...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Well, our winter storm is finally over; but left much destruction behind. We didn't have any power last night and they say there are 70,000 or more people in our area without power. They say it may be into next week before everyone gets power back on. I don't know how long ours will stay on...I'm hoping that it does. The trees and power lines are still falling from the major weight of the ice. The temps are well below freezing so it will be a while before we thaw out. It sounded like something from a scary movie here last night. The sky was lighting the whole house up green and blue from transformers blowing. Then we could hear the loud booms from the transformers and the trees crashing and booming to the ground. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep last night. I am glad that even though we have a huge mess to clean up in the backyard, nothing landed on our house. We will definately have to get a chainsaw to get it cleaned up. For all of my friends to the east of here where the storm is headed....Please stay safe! Jerelene

Monday, January 26, 2009


Well, I think we are going to finally get some snow! We are under a winter storm warning until tomorrow at noon..I just might get my wish! I've been a little under the weather so I will keep this short. Everyone is doing well. The new puppy is keeping us very busy. He is definately a cutie. ( I will post a picture as soon as I can!) The other dogs seem to be adjusting well to their new companion. Especially Lilly who came from a shelter. She is very mothering to him. It's really cute to watch them play together. I will have to post and let everyone know exactly how much snow we get. I just hope we don't get the ice! It's too hard to walk on and I don't like falling. It feels a lot worse to fall at my age than when I was younger. Maybe we'll get to build a snowman!! I'll keep you posted!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hoping for a Blessed 2009..

Well, it has definately been a while since I posted. I guess you could say I've been a little depressed. Back in December, we went in for my daughter's first o.b visit. They did an ultrasound to determine the actual due date. They couldn't find a heartbeat. We had them wait another week and do another ultrasound. Still no heartbeat. A week later the Doctor had to do a D.& C. We have all been pretty saddened by this. I had been dissapointed with the timing of course, but still; I was very much looking forward to a new sweet baby. The dad took it pretty hard, just as I did and my daughter. He lost his brother back in September to a brain hemorraghe. His older brother was my oldest daughter's boyfriend. We had felt that God was allowing this baby to come along to help us all heal a little. So, it didn't make any sense to me at all when I found out it wasn't going to be happening. I rarely question God; but this was definately one of those times when I was doing some very deep thinking. The only thing that's been making me feel better is concentrating on the fact that I truly believe I will see this baby (my first grandbaby) in Heaven. Through a lot of praying, I am finally starting to feel a little better. The hospital does a burial every couple of months for any families that lost wee-ones. They actually have a burial spot and service for these little angels. I think this really helps. It makes you feel like it was something and mattered. It's good for the healing that needs to take place. The service will be later this month. My daughter's boyfriend gave her an engagement ring. She won't be planning a wedding anytime soon, but he was planning on marrying her and I guess he wanted her to know he still loved her and wasn't going anywhere. He bought her a tiny chihuaha puppy for Christmas. He is black and white (looks like a little cow!) and adorable. His name is Mickey. He is 8 weeks now. I hate to say it, but I have kind of taken it over! I've put all my love and sadness into loving this little guy! It seems to be helping too..I actually think it is helping my depression and taking my mind off of things. The wierd thing is he seems to be helping everyone in the house..My youngest has Tourettes. His tics have been greatly improved since Mickey came!! He is a little angel!! Despite the little accidents, it has been a very good thing!! My daughter seems to be doing pretty good too. She stays very busy which I think helps a lot.
We have really been trying to get back on track with the homeschooling the last 2 weeks. We had just been so distracted by all that was going on..so I am glad things are starting to settle down now.
We bought a white tree this year for Christmas. I decided to leave it up and decorate it with snowflakes and snowmen..It's actually kind of cute. I thought when it gets a little closer here to Valentines Day, we'll make some Heart decorations and put on it too! Those will make nice art projects...
We still haven't had any real snow here...a little one morning but then it quickly melted. I am just absolutely praying for some snow...I love it when it's in the trees and bushes!! Well, that's all for now...I am hoping 2009 brings blessings my families way!! And yours too!! Love, Jerelene