Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

I hope everyone had a great one!

The boy made me the cutest little flower petal card that says the following:

I love you because:

You are nice to me

You play games with me

You always keep your promises

You give me food to eat

Isn't he the cutest?!?! I sure think so!

He also made me breakfast in bed...and without the boyfriend around to help (sadly he had to work all day)...best toaster pancakes and milk I've ever tasted.

Now if you'll excuse me...I must finish frosting 26 cupcakes...and then I must get to wrapping a certain boy's birthday presents since the big day is TOMORROW...how do I have a 9 year old??? That time just flew on by...all 9 years of it...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Here One Day...Gone The Next...

I don't mean to grab your attention by being so morbid on this fine Saturday afternoon...but something in my life is consuming me and I figure what better place to get out my feelings than this here blog...after all it is a diary of sorts at times.

Last week was very emotional...it started off great...but early Wednesday morning we got an email at work that one of our co-workers had passed away...it was shocking nonetheless as this woman was young (23 years old) and appeared healthy...but our administration staff was tight lipped and would not give any further details. That led the rest of us to wait and wonder what the heck was going on...she was new to our office beginning there in early March...but had made a couple of friends that said she hadn't been to work since Friday and the last time anyone had contact with her was Saturday evening...

So being the women we are...the majority of us searched the paper for car accidents or anything of the sort...even her obituary was nowhere to be found...what we did come across can only be described as shocking...there was a suspicious death in a condo of a young woman in her mid-20s...we all hoped and prayed this was not our co-worker...but after we returned from lunch our worst fears were confirmed...the media had named our co-worker and also described her gruesome murder...she was stabbed in the back - I can't get the mental image out of my head and can't stop thinking about how scared she must have been...not to mention the fact that because she lives alone had our human resources manager not contacted her family she may have not been found for a very long time...

They finally made an arrest yesterday - turns out the family is pretty twisted and she had a crazy uncle (not blood) that seemed obsessed with her...she even had a retraining order against him that recently expired...I can't help but think that our justice system failed her...this poor girl...she was so sweet and always had a smile on her face...I can't even walk past her desk without getting a knot in my throat each and every time...

I wish I had taken the time to get to know her better...she helped me out on numerous occasions in her short time at our office and I can definitely say that although she wasn't there for a long time she will be missed...we are all changed in that we know not to take each day for granted...here today gone tomorrow...it's a sad reality to have to face...

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Month of May

It's been so long since I've blogged...that seems to be the way I start every post lately, isn't it?

I miss you all so much and hope to get back to regular blogging and reading all of your blogs very soon. Work has been busy...home has been busy...when something has got to give (unfortunately) it's usually blogging. But I miss reading all about you and your families!

We are in the beginning of a new month...a very special month for me. The boy was born this month and will have his 9th birthday in just 8 short days...where does the time go?!?!

The very next day (May 12th) will mark 3 years since the day I met the boyfriend...3 years...in some senses it feels like we've been 'an old married couple' for years and in other senses it's like we are in our first few months of dating. I love that he still gives me butterflies...and that we make each other laugh...we both laughed so hard the other night...he really is my very best friend!

The start of this month also means the start of the boy's baseball season...unfortunately after having summer like temps since mid-March we are back to cold and rain...and maybe even snow...NOOOOOOOOOOO say it ain't so...needless to say his very first baseball game scheduled for tonight will likely be cancelled...such is life...