Saturday, February 19, 2011

The ABC's of Me

  • Attitude I usually have an attitude about everything.  *snort*
  • Blessed
  • Claustrophobic
  • Dependable... If I give you my word, you can count on it
  • Egotistical... I'm working on that
  • Finis Coronat Opus
  • Grudge...  I can hold a grudge for a LONG time.
  • Heidi... I'm named after an Army buddy of my  parents
  • Irish
  • Judgemental... way too much, (see "E")
  • Klutz
  • Lexapro... one of the best things I've ever done for myself
  • Musical
  • Night owl
  • Optimistic
  • Patriotic...  I cry during the Nat'l Anthem
  • Quirky
  • Rumpled... I very seldom look "fresh"
  • Seventy... born in '70
  • Tenacious... I'm like a bulldog
  • Unabashed
  • Valentine's Day... is my anniversary
  • Wisconsin... will always be home to me
  • Xylophone... I have one in my house
  • You Betcha... It's a Wisconsin thing
  • Zamboni... I've always wanted to drive one


Monday, February 14, 2011


19 Years.  That seems like a lifetime.  It's not possible that we've been married 19 years.  I'm not old enough to have been married for 19 years.  It boggles my little mind.  I have spent more than half my life with this man.  
We met in the summer of 1989, and were dating a few months later.  Although we never really went on a "date", we just hung out together.  All the time.  I knew right away that he was the one.  He "got" me.  He accepted me for who I was... faults and all.  I felt completely comfortable with him right from the start.  Like we'd known each other for years.  He was one of the first people to truly "listen" to me.  He listened to my dreams and fears, my wants and needs.  He would ask my opinion because he honestly wanted to hear it.  We could spend time together, and just "be".  We didn't feel the need to be doing something all the time, or fill the quiet, empty space with talking.  We could just sit and be together, silently.  As long as we were together, we were happy.  
And we're still that way.  As long as we're together, we're happy.  Even if it's doing something mundane like grocery shopping or sitting in the dentists office.  After 19 years we still like to be together... we haven't grown sick of each other yet.  And this man still makes me laugh.  A lot.  Every day.  I can be in a rotten mood, or be having the worst day, and he'll come home and say something so typically Dave-ish, that I can't help but laugh.

I'm not saying our marriage is perfect.  I don't think that exists.  We have our moments when we annoy each other.  I upset him.  He upsets me.  But underneath all of that there is love and true friendship.  A solid foundation.  This reminds me of the bible verse from Matthew:  Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means 'rock'), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.  (Matthew 16:18)
Dave is absolutely my best friend.  My biggest supporter.  My fiercest defender.
I thank God every single day that He brought Dave into my life.
I have been so incredibly blessed.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

{Bucket List}

I think we all have a bucket list... we all have things we want to do or see or experience at least once before we "kick the bucket".  

I've decided that I need to stop letting ~life pass me by~ and I need to start getting out there and "doing" things.  

I'm no longer going to use the excuses of it costs too much, I'm too fat, I'm too old, what would people think? or I could NEVER do THAT!

{I think it had something to do with turning 40 last year}

My list consists of the following:

  • Travel to Ireland
  • Travel to Scotland
  • Girlfriend get-aways... on a yearly basis at least, but I'd prefer every 6 months
  • Attend an Elton John concert
  • Attend a Billy Joel concert
  • Go to Disney World w/family for a whole week
  • More Travel (Italy, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Switzerland, Russia)
  • Attend a Packer game at Lambeau Field
  • Buy a couple of Harley's for Dave & I, and tour the midwest on them
  • Buy a cozy house on a lake in northern Wisconsin or Minnesota - it MUST have a fireplace
  • Learn how to knit
  • Attend a Badger game at Camp Randall Stadium
  • And still more travel (in the USA - Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Alaska, Boston, Branson MO, Seattle, & New England just to name a few)
  • Take a Wine Appreciation class... learning what wine goes best with what meal
  • Learn to fly
  • Join a Curling Club

I'll probably add to this list as time goes by... and hopefully I'll cross things off the list as time goes by.  Like Ireland.  *Big Grin*

What is on your list?


Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Compliments and encouragement, they are not for the perfect among us…because who among us is perfect?

"You are doing a beautiful job.  No, I didn’t say perfect.  I didn’t say spotless.  I didn’t say sinless.  I said beautiful.  Broken, messy people can be beautiful, and the way that you try, try and try again, that is beautiful."

Read all of it at (in)courage... The Why of Encouragement.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

I'm legal

I truly can not explain how excited I am !


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Back to school

A week ago Megan was suspended from school for fighting.  In the hallway.  With a boy.  A boy much bigger than her.  She was trying to boss him around, and he was having none of it.  He wasn't listening to her.  Which ticked her off.  And she "pummeled him" as the Vice Principal so eloquently put it.  Swinging and punching, had him pushed up against the wall.  She was MAD.

After sitting out for three days, she was allowed to return to school on Tuesday.  Dave and I had to take her in to school that morning and meet with the VP, she had to  sign a contract stating that she would keep her hands to herself and listen to her teachers, etc.

We'll see it goes.

So far, so good.

"Train up a child in the way he should go:
And when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6