Okay, so I realize...it's been MONTHS since my last blog entry! There are really no excuses. I can say that life has been busy, which I guess is true for us all. My husband reminded me that if I spent as much time blogging as I do twitter partying, I would probably have a very successful blog. So guess he has a point. Oh what a wise man, part of the reason I married him.
Speaking of marriage, hard to believe that my husband and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this summer. We had talked about going away on a cruise, but I am just not sure how that would work at this point. We live away from family, and there are very few people that I would even leave my children with. I have never left the girls more than over night. I guess I can just keep dreaming that I am on a beach somewhere, reclined in my chair, wind blowing in my hair, and fruit drink in hand! Agghh...who wouldn't love that?
The past few months have been crazy. My Father in law passed away in January, after a very brave battle with cancer. Cancer is one of those things that you never think much about until it effects you on a personal level. My FIL was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma (bladder/kidney cancer) a few years ago. We thought he had beaten it at one point, but guess that's the nature of cancer. You just never know. Anyway, my in-laws were able to visit us over the holidays, and my FIL was sick then, but guess it was nothing compared to mid-January. He just went downhill so quickly. It was such a blessing that my husband was able to take a few days off of work, and fly down to Florida to be present with his father for his dad's last few days. It has been such a loss for the family. My girls are only 3 and 6, so they don't really understand the impact of it. I am 33, and I have to admit that I have been very fortunate to have never have lost anyone close to me (other than my grandfather a few years ago). This man was my Father in Law, and I can honestly say that I loved him like my own father.
My husband has been having such a difficult time with this loss, but I guess he copes with things differently than I do. I am more of a talker. It makes me feel better to get my thoughts and feeling out there. Maybe men are different or maybe it's just a difference in personality. It's just been hard because a lot of times, I just feel shut out and don't really know how I can help.
So here I am rambling again, this blog is about my deals, steals, and meals and I am going to make a more diligent effort to get back on track with this subject matter since these are things that are of true importance to me.
It is St Patrick's Day weekend as I type this, and I am so looking forward to spending time with my family in Pennsylvania. I hope and pray that it will be a blessed weekend for all of you (if anyone is reading this!)