Thursday, July 21, 2005

We Are The Champions, My Friends :)

Okay, so you're probably wondering "champions of what?", right? Bowling, that's what :) Last night was the final position round for our summer 9-Pin No-Tap League & we took first place! YAY TEAM! All we needed to do was win 1 of the 3 games to take first, but I'll admit, when we lost the first game, I was starting to get a little worried. But we pulled ourselves together & won the other 2 games. Jim, my hubby (pictured here) bowled an awesome 833 series! But still no 300 game.....try again in the fall, babe :) Although a 300 game in a 9-pin no tap league wouldn't have really meant anything, I know he badly wanted to get one. Now I have to make up the prize list & get the money ready for pay-offs & fun night next week. Then we don't bowl again for a month until the fall leagues start back up. I'm gonna go through withdrawals! :)

If you haven't noticed, I'm in a MUCH better mood today :) Why, you may ask? Well, between yesterday & now, I've been doing a LOT of thinking (see that smoke? ;) Anyway, I've come to realize that I'm just tired of being unhapppy! And the only person that can change that is ME. So that's exactly what I'm doing......changing ME :) I know I will probably still experience some ups & downs in life (don't we all?), but I have finally decided to not let the little things bother me so much anymore. Just like those 10 document boxes that I bought from someone. I paid her for them with a gift card to an online store, but still haven't received the boxes. Come to find out, I'm not the only person that bought some & hasn't received them. So yeah, I'm a little upset that it looks like I got scammed out of $21.00, but I've decided that I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. And what's even funnier.....I realized I don't even need those document boxes anymore since I rearranged my foam stamps the other day. So if I do happen to get them, I'm either going to resell them or better yet, maybe I'll RAK them to someone else. I may keep a couple in case I can think of another use for them....haven't decided for sure yet.

Anyway, I've decided that from now on, whenever I add an entry to my blog, I'm going to add a picture of someone or something that makes me happy, someone or something that I love. And today, that picture is of my very loving, supportive, understanding & hard-working husband, Jim. The love of my life! The apple of my eye! The frosting on my cake ;) Yep, that's him! Jim has been so supportive, not only of my scrapbooking addiction, but also of me. He works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in order for me to be able to stay at home with our daughter. He shows me his love each & every day by giving me a kiss at 5:00 a.m. before he heads off for work, calling me once he gets to work to let me know he made it there okay (yes, I'm a MAJOR worry-wart! lol), calling me during his lunch break everyday so we can talk for 30 minutes, emailing me occassionally just to say "I love you", giving me a hug & kiss the moment he walks in the door from a long day at work & then rubbing my feet at night whenever I want ;) When God brought the 2 of us together, he knew that we both needed someone to love since we had both just been through difficult divorces with our ex's. The odds were against us from the very one thought our marriage would last more than a year or two. Boy, did we ever show them! We've been together now for over 16 years & married for over 15 1/2 years! We've beaten the odds & will continue doing so because we know that even when we're faced with the up & downhill battles called life, we have a love that will hold us together....forever!

Okay, that's getting a little too mushy even for me! LOL So on that note, I just wanted to say a very special Thank-you to Caro for making my banner for me at the top of my blog. I sent her some pictures & she added the title to them for me because computer dummy me had NO idea how to do that. She also gave me instructions on how to add the banner to my blog. Thanks Caro :) I may change my banner occassionally as I couldn't decide which picture to use. The above picture is the one my daughter's a painting that was on the side of a tractor trailer that I saw when we were driving back from the funeral going through Canada & stuck at the Bluewater Bridge in traffic. My sister Karen collected owls & wolves, so when I saw this truck, it was like it was a sign from her telling me that she's okay. I just know that she would have loved this picture. I decided to change the background color of my blog as well because the pink just didn't go with this banner :)

I hope my blog put a smile on your face today :)

Until I blog again,

1 comment:

Jennifer Stewart said...

Hi, Benita :)

Your banner looks great! How funny...I added one to my blog today, too. After reading all of these fun blogs I wanted to spice it up.

I'm so glad you're feeling better today :)