Fourth of July, new beginnings…

It has been an interesting month or so since I last wrote. Much has happened, most good, some so-so. My shoulder is the same. I have since been put on Lidoderm patches, and Cymbalta, to try and control the pain. I had an EMG test last week, and there is no sign of nerve damage. That is both good and bad. Good because there is no nerve damage, bad because we still don’t have an explanation for all the pain, and the tremors.

Good news and new beginnings….

I have been seeing David for a few months now. We started dating shortly after January, but being a bit burned from my marriage falling apart last year, I pulled away from him. I am not proud of it, but I basically slammed the door in his face for a few months.

He didn’t give up on me though. Here and there for nearly 2 months, he kept sending me an email, checking up on me. I never answered….until one day. I have no clue what changed, or what made me answer, but I am so glad I did.

He has such a good heart, and truly is an “old fashioned” man. He wants to take care of me, but not in a neurotic, “nice guy” way…he wants nothing in return. He does it out of the goodness of his heart, and because he loves me. Just as I do it for him.

This is a huge adjustment to get used to after the ex. The ex never did anything unless there was some benefit in it for him, usually trying to get me to love him more. But David is the complete opposite. He is quiet, that is something I am also not used to, but I don’t have to doubt how he feels about me. A hand on my knee while we are driving in the car, or watching tv is all it takes to remind me.

Here we are waiting for fireworks to start last Wednesday…

Earlier in the day, we did a BBQ with the kids in the backyard, and they played croquet

This is my daughter Sam, and his son Jake. They are only about 3 months apart in age.


And this is the elusive Deborah. She seems quite stealth at eluding my camera, but as you can see, just like the Geico geko, she can be filmed if the photographer is skilled.


And this is at the ballfield in our little town of 3500. This was the first year that they did their own fireworks, and I have to say it was pretty impressive for their first time.

There was a short little burst of fireworks, and then nothing for nearly 15 minutes. My youngest, Tommy, pipes up with “Gee, if that was it, this was a waste of time!” Gotta love the things they say. We also attempted to go to the fireworks a couple towns over. We sat for nearly 2 hours waiting for them to start, and it just got too late, so we started to head home. Of course, the minute we pulled out of the parking lot where we were camped out for the show, they started. Oh well.

David and I have decided to combine our families. We go tomorrow to look at a 5 bedroom house here in town. I won’t move to his town because of the bad environment, and it’s in a small city, and we all know I am a country girl.

More new beginnings…………I am a grammy now.

Meet Sauske Douglas. Born Monday, June 30th. He weighed in at 6lbs, 6oz. He is my stepdaughter, Nikki’s little boy. Gorgeous eh?

Be blessed!