Friday, May 16, 2014


Hello everyone
Sorry for not making a post last night, but, I have so much going on as of late.  My oldest daughter thinks that because she is now 18 and graduated high school, she can do whatever she wants.  She may think so, but since she is still living with us, she is going to have to go by our rules or else find her somewhere else to live.  I hate to be that way, but, that is how it was for me when I graduated  high school and still lived with my parents.  She has had a history in the past of lying to us and it's still hard for me to trust her.  I just don't like some of the things she does or the places she goes or the people who she hangs out with.  She is going to get herself into some trouble if she don't straighten up.  All I can say is if she gets caught and goes to jail, she is going to have to stay in jail cause we don't have the money to bail her out.  I guess I sound like a bad mother huh?  She needs to be saving her money cause in the fall she is going to be going off to college over in the middle of the state, which is about a 3 hour drive from us.  I know the only reason she is going there is so she can get out of the house with us and she thinks she will be able to do what she wants there.  Sorry for the rant, but, I just have to get it off my chest cause I don't really have anyone to talk to. 

Hubby is still working 12-hour shifts from 7:00p.m. to 7:00a.m CST everyday and sometimes 6 days a week.  He was supposed to have gone in tonight at 7:00p.m., but his boss called him before he ever got up.  Hubby didn't call him back until he got up and took his shower.  He now has to go in at 3:00a.m. in the morning and work to 11:00a.m.   After that, he won't be able to go back to work until 11:00p.m. Sunday night.  He has to have a 34-hour re-start according to DOT rules.  He is still a truck driver, but he works at a place down the road about 7 miles and he is now a yard spotter.  He puts trailers into a dock at a factory and pulls them out when they are loaded.  They have been short handed since the last of January and he has been working 12-hour shifts ever since then.  They recently hired another guy and he has been out for a couple of week because he hurt is hand while he was off on the weekend.  They hired another driver and he is supposed to start this coming Monday on 2nd shift.  The older guy is supposed to be back Monday too and hopefully things will get back to normal and hubby will go to working 8 hours again.  He is still going to be on 3rd shift for a while and that will be from 11:00p.m. to 7:00a.m.  Hubby is going to have to be off for a month in July.  He is going to be having hernia surgery on June 30, and he will have to be off work for at least 4 weeks to heal completely before he can go back to work and be released from the doctor.  He has been saving up some money from all the overtime so we will have some money to pay bills and be able to live during the month of July while he is off from work. 

Youngest daughter is in the 10th grade this year and she hates school literally.  She used to love school and I have no idea what got into her.  She has the attitude of "I don't care about school".  She will be in the 11th grade next year.  She is pretty smart.  I have told her if she plays her cards right, she could get enough scholarships when she graduated to pay for or nearly all of her college.  I sure hope she takes head and listens to me. 

It has been a rainy week here and has been much cooler.  The lows the last couple of nights have been down into the low 40's.  I think this morning broke a record for it being the coolest on this date.  I have had my heat back on some this week too. 

I have been doing a lot of cooking this week and yesterday I made "Cowboy Breakfast Sandwiches".  I got the recipe from the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond.  They are so good.  There is a lot of preparation in cooking them, but they are so worth it in the end.  I love watching her show on Food Network and have printed out a lot of her recipes and tried them.  I'll have to see if I can find a way to post some of them on here.  She has given me a lot of inspiration to cook more.  I just wish I had my own house with a lot more room in a kitchen.  Hubby has bought me a lot of new stuff recently that were early Mother's Day gifts for me to use while I cook.  My dream is to have my own Food Network Kitchen per say one day.  Hey, one can dream can't they?  LOL. 

Guess I will go for now.  Gonna go do some visiting.  If y'all know of any good blogs for me to visit, please let me know.  I would really appreciate it.   Not sure if I will get to post over the weekend as that is when I go grocery shopping, laundry, and cooking, so, I will see you back on Monday.  Until then, take care and have a wonderful weekend. 

Karen H.



...tough love is always good for anyone, no matter what age, as long as they live in your home.

Jackie said...

Hey Karen, I have been very busy lately what with the garden and yard work. I hope to be able to post a bit more and visit a bit more this week.

Check out a few of the blogs on my blog roll. I really enjoy the ones in the UK.

God bless.

Jackie said...

Just checking by to see if you had a new post up.

God bless.

Loretta said...

Wonderful to see you posting! I agree on the "tough love". Hang in there, she will mature and realize how much her mom loved her.