Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Disney Dreamlight Valley - Ariel has arrived!

The Little Mermaid has always been my absolute favorite Disney Princess movie. I was so happy to finally unlock Ariel!

Ariel's antics are quite funny. If you have ever seen the movie, you will know that one of her favorite items is the dinglehopper -aka a fork. 😄

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Dreamlight Valley - A missing sock

Some of the quests in this game are simple, while others actually take days to complete and I think I found my first one. I came across this sock on Dazzle Beach and I have to give it to Donald.

It's slimy and looks like it's been chewed up and spit out. Donald believes aliens have been stealing things from his house and is talking about lights in the sky. Upon entering Donald's house I find a bunch of rubbish, along with some kind of electronic device. Hmm.

Sunday Blessings

Happy Sunday! I got up and dressed, fed Tumble, and hopped online to attend service with the church I follow. It has been six months since I started following FWPC and I feel I am so blessed to have found them. Great sermon this morning with two little ones being baptized today.

Have a blessed Sunday!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

New Disney Game

Well, I decided to go ahead and purchase the newest game that Disney released a few months ago. It's called Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Skye and I got it on Steam, and T got it on Switch. Right now it's early access only. Disney Dreamlight Valley is a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old and new. The graphics are pretty amazing and the overall game itself it quite entertaining and fun to play. You can definitely tell there are areas for additions to be added. 

Friday, January 27, 2023

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday All! Saturday is actually in just a few minutes and I haven't been on most of the week. It has been a slow week, but one of those weeks regardless. I routed cases this week and the amount of service authorizations I have processed is going to make me have to add extra rows to my PCS Report this month. Wow. Just wow.

The weekend is here and I have cleaning to do! Yay! 😂 We put together a new baker's rack/microwave cart for the kitchen. I will be moving it up there this weekend. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Will it rain? Will it snow?

I live in Texas and do not know! 😂 Well, we were supposed to have snow flurries and some weather come through, but I guess it just wanted to rain. 

I worked remote today and I work remote tomorrow. I was supposed to have a staff meeting today but they canceled it due to the inclement weather we were supposed to have. It's my week to route cases but thankfully it has slowed down from last week. I was able to get caught up on some paperwork and process some service authorizations for workers. I am in the process of making new labels for the cubicles. I am trying to make things look a bit more professional in my area. No more handmade signs. It is too easy to use a nice font, print it out, and laminate items these days. 


Monday, January 23, 2023

Awww Mondays



Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.
Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.

Thanks Sandee! 

Tucker, Bibi, Fiona, and Fritz front and center.
The Hippo Bloat

Sunday Blessings - lapse in posting

I am so bad at this blogging thing. LOL! I may, or may not, get better. 😁 I have just been trying to get things situated here at the house and working. Since we lost our forth Admin, it has been back to two weeks of routing every other month and we have been swamped with cases lately. My workers just can't seem to get a break.

But what has really kept me busy is my decision to dive into our family history. After coming across some of those old photos of my mom again, it bothers me that I don't know who some people are. So, I have been spending time building a family tree on Ancestry. And the information that I have been able to verify is mind-boggling. From Mennonites to the Jacobite Rebellion, lost titles and imprisonment, to two and three wives and half siblings - it has been absolutely entertaining and interesting. Gotta love history! 😊

Started my morning off with coffee and church services. I am so thankful and blessed that technology allows for this when you cannot be there in person. Hopefully one day that will change.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Happy Tuesday!


Happy Tuesday! Post a funny picture. Post a not so funny picture.

Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.

This is too true!!! 😂

Wednesday, January 11, 2023


January is human trafficking prevention month! 

#WearBlue #TeamDFPS #HumanTraffickingPreventionMonth #EndHumanTrafficking

Join me in the fight against human trafficking!


Regulations to be imposed...

I am definitely happy to see this pass in our city and I hope other's follow suit. I cannot tell you how many cases we have that are self-reported, or called in by EMS, to boarding homes like this that call themselves "group homes". Some of the conditions that my workers have walked into are absolutely horrid. Our elderly are being taken advantage of in a lot of these cases often using their entire social security check to pay for a room in a three bedroom house that has four or five other beds in the same room.

 Fort Worth to regulate boarding homes after officials find poor living conditions

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Photos and chill time

I spent the majority of the day going through old photos, and the ones my mom had of her. They were in a photo album at one time but started to fall out, so I boxed them up. Today, I finally decided to go through a few of them. Some of the photos she had cut into circles but I fixed that with a collage. They are not the best quality but still very special. 

My awesome husband put some meat out on the grill and we whipped up some mac n cheese for kiddos. Spent the rest of the night playing Wizard101 fighting gobblers. 😁

Sunday Blessings



In Christ alone my hope is foundHe is my light, my strength, my songThis cornerstone, this solid groundFirm through the fiercest drought and stormWhat heights of love, what depths of peaceWhen fears are stilled, when strivings ceaseMy comforter, my all in allHere in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone who took on fleshFullness of God in helpless babeThis gift of love and righteousnessScorned by the ones He came to saveTill on that cross as Jesus diedThe wrath of God was satisfiedFor every sin on Him was laidHere in the death of Christ I live
There in the ground His body layLight of the world by darkness slainThen bursting forth in glorious dayUp from the grave He rose againAnd as He stands in victorySin's curse has lost its grip on meFor I am His and He is mineBought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in deathThis is the power of Christ in meFrom life's first cry to final breathJesus commands my destinyNo power of hell, no scheme of manCan ever pluck me from His handTill He returns or calls me homeHere in the power of Christ I'll stand
Songwriters: Keith Getty / Stuart Townend

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Busy week

The first week of January has been very busy indeed! I have been pulling out bins and trying to go through all sorts of stuff that I have kept over the decades. How does one acquire so much? 😳 I have already thrown out two full trash bags worth of old cards and papers. I have bins of school work that I have kept for both kids from Pre-K through HS graduation. Four bins! I don't know whether to make physical copies of memory books, or just go for digital. With technology ever advancing, digital would seem the way to go. I did find the pictures of one of the many dollhouses that my grandfather made.



But sometimes technology and storage devices fail. I remember years back, I had been paying annually to have these wonderful online photo albums. Some photos that I had in these albums were lost because the CD that they were stored on became ruined. It was $40.00 a year and I had them for several years. It was how I could share photos with family and friends, especially those that were not close. Then one day I received an email that the company was closing and the services would no longer be available. When I tried to download my photos, I got a pop up saying that I needed to pay my annual fee. Your company is no longer going to offer services for these photo albums, but you expect me to still pay? I think not!! I lost those pictures and I have never depended on anything online again.

Putting together photo albums can be tedious and I have several already from when my kids were little. They also take up quite a bit of shelf space, which I do not have. I am already putting together memory books for my daughter's days in Girls Scouts and Cheer. Decisions, decisions.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year!

Cheers to a New Year! 🎊 The New Year is like a blank page in a book and we hold the pen. It is your opportunity to write a new chapter or story. Happy New Year wishes and many blessings!

We took my mother-in-law to Six Flags to see Holiday in the Park and celebrate with fireworks. We had a fantastic time and it was the first time she had ever been to Six Flags when they decorate for Christmas. 

Happy New Year!!