• Life

    This Blog….

    I want this blog to be more than just raising awareness. I want this blog to also be about – healing. Learning that despite all of the  bullshit (yes, I cuss from time to time) that Ive/you/we’ve endured, that we can have somewhat of a normal life – whatever that may entail for some. Im currently in college majoring in Social Work. I have a loving, supportive husband. Im a (step)mom to beautiful 8 (step)children. Ive had the pleasure of keeping a child out of foster care. I was blessed to have my mom live out the last days of her life in my home before succumbing to cancer. My past does…

  • Life,  Personal Stories

    I Asked God…

    Let me start off by writing that I am not an overly religious person. In fact, Im more spiritual than I am religious. I’m not here to debate how and why I feel the way that I do. I know what works for me. My only wish (goal) is to maybe help and inspire others who are and/or have gone through situations that makes you say – what the hell?!? I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know why seemingly good people are faced with some of the most tragic things no-one should ever have to endure. I don’t know why seemingly bad people “have it all”. I don’t question…

  • Life,  PrincessSylvia

    Mother Nature is Kicking My Ass – Buuut

    Things could be worse Thank You Lord for continuing to guide my steps in my personal and soon to be professional life. I started school the beginning of the week and Im killing it like a BOSS! Well, til it’s time to hit that Math *gaaaah* I will be going on vacay with my hunny in 16 days. 8 DAYS of pure awesomeness with my guy once the fun begins. Im pretty proud of myself. I have taken my meds every morning. I set the alarm for 7am. I have not had a sip of soda in a week. Had some sweet tea twice but have stuck with water. If you…

  • Life

    The Lotus Flower…

    The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.   Sometimes I see the words Ive written and its as though Im reading someone elses life when in reality, that life is – Mine! The only way I can explain any of it is that Ive come this far by the grace of God. He has protected me. Kept His distance from me to draw me closer to Him. Continues to love and guide me, even though I feel like I dont deserve it at times. However, He reminds me…

  • Life,  Music

    My Wish by Rascal Flatts

    My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold, And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too, Yeah, this, is my wish.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etd4wfEOyvI Follow and Share:

  • Health,  Life

    After Years of Neglect…

    After years of neglecting myself, my body is starting to feel the effects of it. It seems as though with my slowing down which has only been 3 months –  has it all come to the surface. And this bitch (my body) aint playing. Yesterday, I had to take a trip to Urgent Care. My headaches were becoming worse, as well as the dizziness and OMFG, the extreme fatigue. Bottom line is – it’s all a result of being anemic, having hypothyroidism and my newly dx of  pre-hypertension. The doctor got on me during the exam and had the nerve to say “yeah right” after asking me, as I was leaving, if I…

  • Life

    Idleness

      I truly don’t see how those who sit around all day doing much about nothing are ok with that. Im a sahw (stay at home wife) and former sahsm (stay at home step mom).  The majority of my life, Ive had others to take care of and/or I worked. Besides caring for me husband, our cat and my (step)children every other weekend,  what Im used to is pretty much non-existent now. While I am thankful to my husband which allows me to be home while he works, it’s killing me at the moment not being able to do anything. Granted part of the issue is us only have one car cause if…

  • Life

    Quiet Times…

    The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.  When I have a million thoughts going on in my head, the only way to deal with them is to write or distance myself from people. I tend to get very quiet as well. I wish people would get that about me and stop taking offense because when they do – it annoys me to know end, which in turn causes me to be “short tempered’ with folks. Follow and Share:

  • Life,  PrincessSylvia

    Getting It Together….

    I was thrown for a loop last week when the hubster was dx’d with diabetes which also landed him in the hospital for 3 days. Praise be to God that we’ve been able to get his sugar under control but yea, it definitely through me for a loop. When this happened and all the changes that were to follow, it also brought about some anger within me. That in turn made me so unmotivated. Im past that (the anger) now so I can get back on track. I now have my class schedule for the Fall. With the hubsters help, Im learning how to clean the pool and while time consuming, it’s…

  • Health,  Life,  PrincessSylvia

    Today Was A Good Day!

    I became a (step)grandma last night to a beautiful, healthy baby boy named Marcus. I will post pictures soon I signed up for The Color Run today (cost was $30.00) that’s going to be held on the 4th of July.  I even ordered my tutu. I received my address for my adoptive soldier I filled out my FASFA today. I keep saying Im going to return to school next year but whose to say I will still be alive and kicking? Ive decided to return this August. I will take only 2 classes at this time. Im looking forward to painting a well known bridge here to raise awareness on rape Im looking…