My Life

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A New Start for me!!!!!!!!!!

Has it really been that long since I have posted here – no way!!!!!! I just love that picture of Faith. We went to the Melting Pot last night and we had so much fun! I did overindulge a little, but it was worth it!

I hope all of you out there in cyber-space have had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good and I will not complain about starting a new Monday.

I am revving up my workouts this week in preparation for my trip to NY and to hopefully lose enough weight to enter the NS contest coming up in 45 days. Yea, that is a tall order being that I am 34 pounds away from goal, but I am going to get as close to there that I possibly can.

It is amazing that with so many diet products and health clubs that America is so overweight. I have been very thin and fit before in my life and the past several years I have really battled and NS has given me a new life and I want to make the most of it.

Please have a wonderful night friends!

God Bless,


Saturday, February 11, 2006


This is Faith giving me attitude about washing out the pink!!!!
Hello everyone. I have no idea how working mothers do it and I only have one child. So, I work about 50 hours a week, give about 2 hours to Faith's school, do some charity work, try to keep up with my NS post, try to be a good mom, do all the cooking, cleaning, ironing, laundry, etc. I just feel like I go in circles most days. How do most women pull it off? As I sit here and type this, I am looking around my living room and it is a mess. I cannot take a shower yet, because I do not have any clean socks, I have yet to fix lunch and all I want to do is spend the day doing nothing. Yet, if I do not do it, it does not get done! UGH!!!!! Please tell me how all of you do it? I need to get a grip before I go insane. Does anyone else feel like this, or is it just me that gets so overwhelmed with juggling the home and career? Maybe I need to go and see Dr. Phil!!!! Please have a wonderful weekend and excuse my complaining. God Bless, Renne'

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I am a nut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh boy do I love this picture!!!!!!! Go Steelers!!!!!!!!!

Okay, somebody please calm me down. This week has been an emotional roller-coaster. The week started out okay and just kept going down. With my estranged father having a mini-stroke and I cannot even call him – ugh to my friend and paralegal Carole having 3 aneurysms all around her heart. I am glad that the weekend is here. We were on the run today because I volunteer for the “Angel Food Ministry” once a month and today was that daySo so, now I am here at home and I do not know what to do because I know there is nothing I can do about my father or Carole (she is not having her first surgery until Tuesday), so my focus has shifted to the STEELER GAME!!!!!!!!

About an hour ago I started to go NUTS!!!!!! I cannot control myself and cannot comprehend that I have to wait another 20 hours!!!!! UGH!!!! I just do not know what to do. This town is absolutely bonkers. I was at the UPMC Hospital last night and my aunt, DH and I all had on Steeler sweat shirts and people were yelling out to us wherever we went. The whole town of Pittsburgh is back and gold. I guess I am not the only nut around here!!!

Anyway, on to more serious things. I have been debating putting up a post about my relationship with my parents and have those of you on the outside give your opinions and insight. I have just had it and I am at my wits end. I just do not know what to do anymore. So, please let me know if you think it would be appropriate to post about that here.

Okay, now that I have rambled on about sooooo many different things, I will get off of here before I bore you further!!!!

God Bless,


Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2006 will be a grand year!!!!

These beautiful people are my grandparents and my daughter!

Okay, so it is a new year with a new beginning. For me turning 34 will be a good thing, as leaving age 33 behind me is something of an accomplishment for me.

So, when I think about goals and where I plan to at the end of 2006, I feel great expectations. There is so much that I want to change in my life. Obviously I am looking forward to losing the rest of the weight. I is a good feeling to know that I am starting the year with half of the weight gone – YAY!!!! I also want to strengthen my relationship with God, as I feel as if He is calling me to do something and I need to listen. I plan on working harder in the form of dedication and efficiency. I plan on moving my companies in new directions. I would also like to be a better mother, better wife, better friend and a better boss. I also plan on being more accountable to myself and to others, especially to God. I also plan on writing more on my blog, as it is a release for me. As long as the rest of you do not mind my senseless rambling!

Anyway, this is going to be a good year for all of us, as so many of us need more positive things in our lives.

May all of you have a blessed and wonderful 2006! Here's to you!

God Bless,


Monday, December 26, 2005

Merry “Christ”mas and Happy New Year!

Well, I made it through Christmas without being with my parents. As hard as it was – I made it. Christmas Eve was the hardest because for 33 years I have been with my immediate family. I really missed my Nan the most, as she raised me just as much as my own mother, yet she lives with my parents now. Ouch! Anyway, I am okay and I love my parents so very much and cannot wait until they want me again!

My daughter and husband had a great holiday. On Christmas we went to my aunt’s and she and all of the family my parents have turned their backs on welcomed me and mine with open arms! It was such a great feeling to feel loved.

I hope and pray that all of you have had a wonderful Christmas and/or whatever holiday you celebrate.

The pictures are of my gifts that I wrapped for everyone (my passion and only talent besides numbers) and Tom, Faith and I having fun on Christmas Eve and Day.

God Bless,


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving. I hope and pray that all of you have had a wonderful holiday. Surprisingly, we were invited to my brother’s house at the last minute, so we did get to spend time with family, albeit a cold family gathering in every sense! Tom and I had a tolerable time, but Faith had a nice time with the other children that she never gets to see, so that made it better! I ate so much food that I feel like I am going to explode!

Anyway, tomorrow is a new day and we only have one more holiday to get through before things go back to normal. I use to love the holidays, but with all the family problems I have grown up in I now understand why people dread the holidays!

I hope all of you have a wonderful evening and a great holiday season!

God Bless,


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Vacation Day 2 - Disney!

Hello from Florida! We are having so much fun in Orlando. Today we went to the Magical Kingdom and Faith had a blast. A girl after my own heart, she loved the roller coasters the best. This was our second day away and I already feel better just being away. A couple of weeks ago I had a miscarriage and I did not even know that I was 8 weeks pregnant and I felt like my life stopped. Very strange to have pain, emptiness and such sorrow for a child I never even knew I was carrying. So, today I was able to focus on Faith and God reminded me of how blessed I am that God gave me my miracle baby Faith. WOW!

I hope all of you are having a good week and Friday is a sleep away!

May God richly bless all of you,