Good morning Xangaland,

We are finally finished with my Mom’s front room.  It looks wonderful and the furniture is now all we’re waiting on.  It will slowly be delivered over the next few weeks.  I have the day off today so I’m going got catch up with a few people I have missed in these last weeks.  I will be going over to my Aunt Susan’s house in just a few short hours to visit, and take some pictures for her to post later.  Then this evening I am going to have company.  The couple that Ryan took the TDY for wants to come see the new door, window, and car.  They also were talking about going to see a movie and getting some dinner so that should be fun….. This will be the first time I have seen or heard from them since Ryan left. 

Tomorrow I am leaving though for the mountains.  My parents have a small cabin in Prescott that desperately needs to be remodeled.  I’m not just talking about looks either.  This thing is old and has problems holding out the weather and the mice alike.  So we are going up there to finish out the bottom floor and move everything down so that this summer they can literally rip the top apart.  Why do they need me you might ask?  Because I do tile and the bottom floor bathroom is only half done.  So for the next few days I will be laying tile and working on drywall.  I am leaving Saturday and coming home Wednesday night then going back up Saturday again and coming home for good the next Thursday.

So all in all this is going to be quiet a busy two weeks.  Ryan has already been gone for two and I can hardly believe it.  By the time I get home from up north there will only be three days until he comes home.  The time has flown by.  I will try to write again before I leave but if I don’t get the chance, goodbye and I hope all of you have a wonderful week.  I will try to write again next weekend when I am home.  I am going to come around and visit you, hope I don’t miss anyone, I am pretty far behind.  Take care all of you, and have a wonderful week. 

Song of the day? Praise Chorus by Jimmy Eat World.  I know I have done this one before, but it is such an upbeat song and for me it is profound.  Last time I made this one the song of the day I put up the first verse today I’m putting up the second.  I love the lyrics in this song.  I love the challenge.  Basically, okay get over it and get things done you can’t just wait around for them to happen because they won’t.  Great song for a good day. 

Are you gonna live your life standing in the back looking around?
Are you gonna waste your time?
Gotta make a move or you’ll miss out.
Someone’s gonna ask you what it’s all about.
Stick around nostalgia won’t let you down.
Someone’s gonna ask you what it’s all about.
Whatcha gonna have to say for yourself?
I’m on my feet, I’m on the floor, I’m good to go.
Now all I need is just to hear a song I know.
I wanna always feel like part of this was mine.



8 thoughts on “

  1. I can’t wait to see those pics! I’ve been dying to get a glimpse of the fake flower lady’s “garden!”
    You’ve been such a little busy bee! You gonna head down here and help me finish my kitchen? Texas is gorgeous this time of year, lol! I’m just glad you’re keeping busy. Before you know it, Ryan will be home again and all will be well. Have fun tonight when you go out, and when you go up to the cabin. Be safe, be careful, be you! :O) (((Hugs)))

  2. I hope that you have fun this weekend. There is so much that has been happening around here that I just hope to rest! lol
    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated.

  3. thank you for the comment. Your words mean alot to me, thank you. But Im sorry that it doesnt help…I wish it did…I wish there wasnt this empty pit in my stomach right now knowing that hes going for a yr when hes already been gone for 4 months now! SUPPOSEDLY he will get 14 days leave before he heads to Korea and then a 30 day leave mid-tour! I dont think Ive stopped crying since he told me last night! I honestly dont know how I will do it! Thank you again for your comment. And Im soo happy that the time has flown by for you while Ryans been gone! And I bet you cant wait for that homecoming! 🙂 thanks again Courtney your the best!

  4. i’m glad the time is flying by for you.  seem like ur extremely busy, but sounds like it’s a fun kind of busy =)  thanks for the prayers! be safe this weekend!

  5. You lay tile too?  Holy cow that is great!  I hope you have a beautiful time in the mountians.  Kelly 

  6. I am glad that your doing fine. I miss talking to you too. I hope that we can catch up EVENTUALLY!! lol  I bet your folks are loving having your help. You have a fun and safe time in the mountains and I will catch up with you as soon as I can. Love ya!

  7. Hooaaahhhhh to you courtney!! have fun at your parents cabin fixing it up! for me, cleaning is something that is relaxing to me. kind of like singing! so that would be fun. good luck with it and I hope that I hear from you soon after!! im so happy that you two will be able to be there at our wedding! and you guys arent that far from us, so it wont take you long to get here and who knows, you might even end up being part of it. lol. im just so happy to get to see you and meet you and talk! you have been such support to me and so wonderful! I hope to hear from you soon. have fun!

  8. Courtney…your words made me cry…thank you so much I think you finally made something inside of me feeling at least a little better….Im sure I can make it thru, but its really hard right now cause my major concern was Iraq and honestly didnt think about the possibility of Korea. Thank you. you are an amazing person and I cant imagine how I would have gotten thru this whole thing without you…and thank you is all I can say….your words were so nice and touched me…I dont know what I would do without you! THANK you…Im still crying…scrapbooking sounds like a good idea. HAVE FUN IN THE MOUNTAINS!

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