Awwww, this is my daughter Emma when she was 5 1/2 years old in kindergarten. We were living on an army base in FT. Irwin, California at the time and Emma went to school on base. Three and a half years living in the mojave desert was enough for me. I was glad to move back east, lol. Anyways I just wanted to share this picture with you all. She was my first baby. I was 18 1/2 yrs old when I had her. She has grown into a beautiful, loving, caring, giving woman and a great mother to her 3 kids. Emma is 27years old and will be 28 on January 7th.
Then at 40 years old when I thought for sure I was getting the flu, I found out it was because I was pregnant with my second child, Rebecca. Some flu huh, lol. And having a baby at 40. I had 3 doctor's tell me I should get an abortion, because my baby would most likely be born deformed or retarted, or I would miscarry. I told them no fricking way. It has taken me almost 22 years to have another baby after being told I'd never have another child after Emma was born, and there was no way I was going to abort this child. I knew in my heart she would be perfect and she was and is.
I am very proud of my two daughters. Emma grew up to be a wonderful woman with so much love to give, and my Rebecca is just like her. She shows so much love towards Jim and I as her big sister did. I am truely blessed with 2 great kids. And if I had it to do all over again, would I? Your darn tootin I would. LOL. Where is all this coming from? I don't really know. I was sitting here just thinking about my life and how happy I am here to live it. I have a great husband, 2 beautiful kids, 3 beautiful grandchildren. I battled through cancer and I won. I just feel so darn blessed and lucky. I have a wonderful extended family family, and very dear friends both on line and off line. What more could I ask for? Ok yea there is something I really want, and that is to move to a better area where my baby girl can go to a better school. Jim and I have decided that instead of looking for a house when income tax return comes we're just gonnago ahead and get a nice apartment in a nice complex. But I have 2 stipulations on that. 1. It has to be a downstairs apartment, because it is getting harder and harder for me to do steps now, and 2. It has to have a dishwasher, lol. That is a must.
Rebecca woke up this morning with a few more spots. I gave her another dose of Benedryl and Tylenol, put her into a warm oatmeal bath, and she has been fine all day. Tonight before she went to bed I gave her another dose of Benedryl, just in case. She is sound asleep.
Today Jim thought he'd do a good thing and bake some corn muffins. They smelled good and looked good until you went to remove them from the pan, where they crumbled and broke into pieces. He was so upset. He said he followed the directions on the box. I bought 10 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix. They were 10 for a 1.00. He really wanted corn muffins to go with the roast beef I was fixing for dinner. So, I told him I would make another batch. He doesn't know my secret. I use 2 boxes of the mix, and the milk and eggs it calls for, but I also mix in a cup of flour, and a half teaspoon baking powder along with a 1/3 cup of honey. When they were done, I gave him a nice warm muffin smothered in butter to sample. Man did he have a big smile on his face when he swallowed that first bite. He looked at me and said, From now on honey, you make the muffins, lol. I guess he liked them. He ate 2 more with his dinner tonight. Even Rebecca ate 2 of them today, and she never eats anything like that. I was happy.
Well, I guess that is about it for tonight. I am going to go get into my nightgown, pour a glass of diet pepsi and play some POGO for a while then go to bed. Tomorrow afternoon I am getting some "ME" time. Jim and Rebecca are invited over to one of his friends from work who has 7yr old twin girls to watch the Eagles game. Rebecca is so excited she is going to meet these girls. I know she will have a blast too. Take care all, and I hope your having a great weekend.
LOVE TO ALL.............................