Sunday, June 29, 2008

so long. stay tuned for my new blog coming soon. looks like I will be blogging sooner then I thought. to you all that have touched my heart here in MO... love ya and will miss you deeply.


Love, just me


the end!
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hello all... I am back. I spent some quality time with my family and now I am back to finish up this week. to be honest I was a bit homesick. I apologize, but my nerves are in knots. i realize that I will not be able to deal with this as I would like to so I have to go visit the doctor this week. we did a chance to go to a flea in Alsip, but of course it was not as good as the one here, but I did get a few things that I left behind. I did find a name for my new blog and it will be called.....


as we were driving the highway this past weekend a COLD PLAY song was playing and this phrase came up and I thought why not. it's maybe not very creative, but it will represent the changes that are happening now.

THANKS again for your support. Beth thank you... Linda H. thank you and Linda S. thank you.

one exciting thing that did happen, we went to visit a few potential living areas and GLEN ELLYN rocks... it's an adorable place. beautiful homes with older trees and beautifuly kept front yards/gardens with adorable wreaths on the door. they have a wonderful little downtown with cafes and a few little cute stores. Kind of reminded me of OLD KIRKWOOD here in Missouri. Wheaton, IL is next on the list. we will be living in Naperville for the next two months, but to be honest when we drove through Glen Ellyn Naperville was out the door.

Peace out and love to you. the countdown now has begun. let the tears roll!
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

I took this picture a while ago. You can see this beautiful lighthouse at the end of Navy Pier... the Pier is one of my favorite places in Chicago. walking along the water and taking in the beautiful sights. if you are ever in Chicago drop me a note. I would love to break out of my shell and meet new people.

I packed a few bags that we will be taking to Chicago this weekend. dropping off one of my dogs with my mom. next week will be my last days at work and then off we go. I shall be back to St. Louis hopefully in a months time to check on things here since my house has not sold. Praying to St. Joseph that it will soon sell.

enough of me....

thanks for visiting my blog. enjoy your weekend. thank GOD that tomorrow is Friday.


just me
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

a bit stressed, but hanging in there. I am debating if I should end this blog and start a new one when I get back to blogging. I am not good with making up good names. I thought why not start a new one to coincide with my new beggining.....
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this puffy cloud was in front of our house two days ago. it was amazingly beautiful and kept growing. my husband and I are very different in personality, but we both love watching storm clouds in the sky. I tease him. you should of been a weatherman instead of an engineer.... just goes to show how amazing the world is around us.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

vintage cake toppers

Sunday's find. this past weekend was my last visit to the flea here in MO. right before i left this was one of my last finds that I purchased. the lady told me that her husband's aunt had just passed and this was hers. i think she said she died somewhere in her 80's so I am thinking this might be a bit up there in years. not sure. i love it and to tell you the truth i believe vintage cake toppers might be next on my list of collecting.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

hope your weekend was wonderful. this was our last weekend here in MO. next weekend we will start travelling back home to take some necessities for our move. we did a lot this weekend. we took a drive back to our first apartment in Chesterfield, Mo and took a long drive to Alton, IL/Grafton, IL to say our goodbyes and also to check on the overflowing river. the Village of Elsah which is between Alton and Grafton does have flooding. we could not turn into the village because the front part of it is filled with water. I found the famous Rubensteins. this place is packed to the rim with stuff. by stuff I mean good junk. I talked to the owner for a while. he is 81 and is still running his business. he loves flea markets and loves spending time with his 75 yr old wife. how sweet! I will have to show you what I bought from him. well it is Sunday at 9:45 p.m. & I swear my eyes are closing while I am sitting here typing. I am wiped out. have a good week and come back soon to check out my weekend flea findings.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

new finds and picture practicing

I left work early today and since I had not posted any of my recent finds, I thought I would take this opportunity to do so. I know I am going to repeat myself again, but I love seam binding and any chance I get to buy some I will. I found this wonderful pink basket. Not sure if it's old and if I had to guess I don't think it is, but it's very pretty. 2 tea cups to add to the collection. and a wonderful linen table cloth. the colors are wonderful and it has pretty flowers imprinted.

Hope you enjoyed this little show and tell. next weekend I will be taking some of my shtuff to you know where and then the following week is moving our move date.

after that I probably will not have access to my blog, but hopefully I will still be able to visit some of my favorites.


just me.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

count down has begun

Destination: Windy City

Arrival: July 4th

Why: Because there is no place like home!
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

more pics of our father's day walk......

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walking in the dirt with no shoes on.......great therapy!

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Happy Father's Day

This weekend was filled with tons of outdoor fun. It's hot as heck, but we had a good time. Yesterday when we got home from some errands we had a couple of ducks waiting for us in front of our house. Of course we had to feed them. Well this morning I walk out and guess who I see the cute little duck pair waiting for us to feed them. A few minutes ago, I looked out the window and guess who was there again? What's funny is how do they know which house is ours once they leave? Very smart duckies we have here in Missouri. The rest of the day we spent at Castlewood park..... we took a long walk through the forst preserve. Fun was had by all. Hope your loved one is having a good day as well.
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

I see you do you see me.... here I am!
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I see you...........leave me a comment pretty please... just kidding....

flea tomorrow... of course I am going. I need to get my fill before July 3rd.

have a good one!
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Klondike park

we had no plans today and the boys love to run around and try to catch frogs, turtles or lizards. What better place then Klondkie Park.... Klondike park is off of highway 94. it's a beautiful car ride to the park and look at the amazing plants that grow in this prehistoric looking park.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Count down has begun

Destination: Chicago, IL

Arrival: July 4th or 5th, 2008

Why: There is no place like home!
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dedicated to YOU!

Ladies I woke up this morning feeling sorry for myself, but as the day went by my attitude brightened up. I had a really bad day yesterday and this morning I felt really silly.

I am an emotional person.

I wear my heart on my sleeve.

If I could change one thing it would be to be a bit stronger. BUT ENOUGH about me. Thank you for your kind words and support. I hope you don't think I am a whiner. I really try to be in a good mood everyday and I try really hard to never show if I am upset or angry. I apologize for being weak yesterday. One thing about me that I also dislike is sometimes instead of thinking about things thoroughly my emotions take over and then when I have thought about it I feel dumb.

so let's move on. THANKS again for your kind comments. I appreciate it and I am looking forward to a good weekend. My brain is kind of fried from all the training that I did yesterday and today so I am looking forward to a brainless weekend.

Blessings to you,

Just ME! :)
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

more beautiful scenery here in MO.... I am beginning to miss it already. I hope when I finally settle in, I will be able to show you some wonderful surroundings in Chicago. I already have (in my mind) planned places that I would love to visit. Navy Pier being one of them. When I lived in Chicago 12 years ago, before I got married, I loved to visit the pier. I love people watching and on summer days in the evenings they have music playing. For the 4th they usually have wonderful firework displays. The lake front is also a wonderful place to just hang out at. The fountain in downtown is another awesome sight. I remember one time waiting for an old boyfriend there. We would always meet up there as he lived in the northside and I was from the southside. memories, memories, memories. As I was going to work today all these memories were coming back. GOSH I know you are tired of hearing about my stories, but I am finally going back home. I am sure when I start visiting all my old stomping grounds all these memories will come back. Good and bad. The history that I had back then will all come a pouring. We all have past histories. I have a good one, but it's something I would like to forget and I know for sure that once down there my past is going to hit me right in the face. Stuff I will have to deal with. You know it's a small world. My father says it's a circle by that he means that it will come again. Sooner or later it always catches up.
I know for sure that it will! There is no more hiding from it. Even my mother will not be able to keep me safe from it like she always does. I will run into him and I will get tested. I am sorry I am an emotional mess today. I wish I could somehow get a thicker skin. Does anyone know where I can find one? TODAY has not been a good day. Some days I wonder if I could just run away somehow, I can hide myself and never be found. Of course I can't do that I have two children that need me.

I apologize again, but my nerves are acting up. I had to take my meds so that I don't get a panic attack soon. I can feel when they are coming on.


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