i need motivated...

  • tryphena
    To do what?
    by tryphena at 03/27/12 7:16PM
  • sallyanne
    Hey friend!
    by sallyanne at 03/27/12 10:19PM
  • whipsmile
    so do i!
    by whipsmile at 03/29/12 7:49PM
  • themother
    Maybe we should start a motivation club. Or something.
    by themother at 04/01/12 9:25PM
  • didow
    Wish I could come light a fire under you but since I can't you'll just have to accept this -- JUST DO IT!!! :)
    by didow at 04/01/12 11:52PM
  • granny
    Sometimes its just difficult, isn't it. I've learned to accept that a day now and then doing "nothing" is ok. Perhaps even necessary.
    by granny at 06/20/12 1:08AM
  • tryphena
    How about an update? What's going on in your life these days? Inquiring minds want to know... :-)
    by tryphena at 10/05/12 3:44PM
  • whipsmile
    I miss you.
    by whipsmile at 12/18/12 11:31AM
  • kt80
    To write a new post?
    by kt80 at 03/26/15 8:48AM
  • tryphena
    Hey, Phyllis...just get on Pleo and say Hi, okay? Miss you here.
    by tryphena at 12/04/15 7:27AM

01/29/12 12:39AM

Couldn't resist after I saw this. Besides, I just got my first flat screen Computer monitor
and it's SO COOL to see these bright colors on a nice big monitor! (well, big to me!)

And....while I "have you on here" Please say a pray for my sister from Texas and myself
as we both head to Nebraska in the next couple days to help my other sister to BE WITH our mother. Mother is in the hospital and tho she is always SO STRONG and HATES to be sick, I'm fearful that her 90 year old body just won't cooperate with her strong mind this time.

  • didow
    Happy Birthday and I hope you have a safe trip.
    by didow at 01/29/12 7:51AM
  • sallyanne
    Happy Birthday!! I love you, sweet Phyllis and I'll pray for you, Yvonne and your mom.
    by sallyanne at 01/29/12 9:36AM
  • homeschoolmomma23
    Happy Birthday and safe travels.
    by homeschoolmomma23 at 01/29/12 1:58PM
  • bandmom
    Happy Birthday! So glad for your new flat screen! And I'll definitely be praying for you all....
    by bandmom at 01/29/12 3:57PM
  • mtnestr
    Happy birthday and I'll pray for your safe travels and for your mother!
    by mtnestr at 01/29/12 4:29PM
  • tryphena
    Happy Birthday!!! And safe travels and love to your mother.
    by tryphena at 01/29/12 4:37PM
  • juliamiriam
    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Praying for you guys!
    by juliamiriam at 01/29/12 6:46PM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    Happy Birthday to you, safe travels, and I'm praying for you and Yvonne and your mom.
    by cyber_space_cadet at 01/29/12 9:31PM
  • thejoyoftom
    Happy Birthday. My prayers go with you.
    by thejoyoftom at 01/30/12 9:25AM
  • granny
    I'm so glad you and your sisters will be together with mom. And a happy birthday to you!
    by granny at 01/30/12 1:52PM
  • anne
    Happy trip to you and your sister. Hope your Mother does okay. Happy late birthday!
    by anne at 01/30/12 5:47PM
  • mockinbird
    Thinking of you both and praying for your Mom. Hope you had a Happy Birthday.
    by mockinbird at 01/31/12 8:40AM
  • themother
    Sorry I missed your birthday and sorry the extra concern for your mom arose about the same time! Hope you travel safely and that your mom and your sisters and you can have some quality time together.
    by themother at 01/31/12 2:37PM
  • whipsmile
    Happy Belated Birthday!
    by whipsmile at 02/02/12 10:06AM
  • sirtarin
    Hmmm... almost a month late... :P I hope you had a happy birthday, anyway! =)
    by sirtarin at 02/25/12 8:56PM

details coming soon...

  • tryphena
    Hurry UP!!! I can't wait to hear about it!!!
    by tryphena at 01/12/12 9:39AM
  • lori_in_pa
    Awww... And what she ^^^ said.
    by lori_in_pa at 01/12/12 11:05AM
  • _fire_of_fantasy_
    :D ♥
    by _fire_of_fantasy_ at 01/12/12 11:18AM
  • sallyanne
    :) I loved every minute of it!!
    by sallyanne at 01/12/12 11:26AM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    by cyber_space_cadet at 01/12/12 1:50PM
  • juliamiriam
    by juliamiriam at 01/12/12 1:59PM
  • harbermama
    Pictures, pictures!!! Oh, wait... :-)
    by harbermama at 01/12/12 3:49PM
  • mtnestr
    So happy - can't wait to see pictures!
    by mtnestr at 01/12/12 8:42PM
  • whipsmile
    by whipsmile at 01/14/12 11:36AM
  • thejoyoftom
    Saw pictures on Facebook from Melissa. Joy's dress was just beautiful, so nice to see a modest gown. Joy was lovely and Jeffery so handsome. I, too, love the picture on your profile. Congratulations!
    by thejoyoftom at 01/14/12 2:32PM
  • anne
    by anne at 01/15/12 3:14PM
  • bandmom
    by bandmom at 01/15/12 9:08PM
  • sirtarin
    by sirtarin at 01/21/12 12:14PM
  • themother
    Love your profile picture! The dress is beautiful and much appreciated! Looking forward to more!
    by themother at 01/27/12 8:25PM

*Change and Strange*

Bitter sweet week-end. My girls are headed home. Joycelyn is coming home for a bridal shower tomorrow, then has to head home early Monday morning to get back to CEI, to work. Tia will be here till after THE Wedding.

This will be our "last" week-end with just us four before we become FIVE!

Next week-end will be strange as well. We'll all be together for about 24 hours to have some fun-filled UNwrapping of presents and probably some LIVER POOL game playing, then "the couple" has to head back to be at work on Monday! Oh, the joys of adulthood and working, ya know?

Three weeks from today life will change again. Joycelyn will be married, and Kittia will be on her way back to Florida.

  • juliamiriam
    by juliamiriam at 12/17/11 4:54PM
  • metzgermom
    Thanks for that update on your beautiful sparkly, happy blog. I'm glad you update,even though some of us are very behind on that. :^)
    by metzgermom at 12/17/11 8:50PM
  • tryphena
    Sounds like things are going along as they should...but so quickly...
    by tryphena at 12/17/11 10:09PM
  • mtnestr
    Lots of excitement coming up in your family. I hope that all comes off without a hitch...or rather, WITH a hitch! Congrats to the soon-to-be newlyweds!
    by mtnestr at 12/18/11 12:14AM
  • sallyanne
    I'm so excited! We are counting down the days until the big event!!
    by sallyanne at 12/18/11 8:49PM
  • thejoyoftom
    Have a Merry Christmas. May they all have safe travels. :)
    by thejoyoftom at 12/19/11 9:39AM
  • bandmom
    Lotsa changes. Try to enjoy your roller coaster ride!!!!
    by bandmom at 12/20/11 9:42PM
  • bandmom
    LOL, I'm with you about the anticipation of the ride! But relief when it's over is definitely something to look forward to....Hang in there!
    by bandmom at 12/22/11 10:29PM
  • didow
    Lots of changes going on. I hope the transition will go smoothly for all of you.
    by didow at 12/28/11 1:10PM
  • sallyanne
    Thinking of you today! Such excitement in the air!
    by sallyanne at 01/06/12 9:14AM
  • tryphena
    Thinking of you right now, as you become a fabulous mom-in-law!
    by tryphena at 01/06/12 6:21PM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    Congratulations, Mother-in-Law! :)
    by cyber_space_cadet at 01/06/12 11:54PM
  • sirtarin
    Congratulations! =D
    by sirtarin at 01/07/12 2:42PM
  • themother
    Congratulations to all of you! Looking forward to a sparkly wedding update!
    by themother at 01/07/12 8:03PM

2 months later...

Let's see....what rhymes with






Yes!!! 10 years to the day after Bob lost his job he got a job!!
He's been working here and there (temporary factory working jobs) off and
on of course, but that computer related job has never happened till now.

HOMELIFE ACADEMY (HLA) is a private school that hosts home school families to
give them the legal rights to home school in TN. HLA takes care of records, diplomas,
counseling and lots more to help home school families. We were a part of HLA academy
with both our girls. Their diplomas both say HomeLife Academy at the top.

HLA has been "stationed" mostly in Memphis, with most employees working in their homes.
They have an excellent reputation with the wonderful helps they give to
home school families. The HLA office is now located 2.3 miles from our house and now
has a more professional office set up, with better equipped employees working in the
Records Deptartment.

We found out about their move and went for interviews....Bob is working FULLTIME and I have been hired parttime. Bob's job is in the RECORDS OFFICE working on a computer!!! He has also been given the job title of "tasks" which could of course be a
variety of things, from putting offices desks, chairs together, to fixing old file cabinets, etc. The jobs will be endless because of his talents and williness to do whatever they ask him of course. But mostly it is working with a computer!

The HLA Staff is wonderful...all home schoolers (or past home schoolers) with a superb,
compassionate, caring, FLEXIBLE office! WE LOVE IT!!

I could go on an on how happy we are right now. Our desks are side by side, we often go to work together and it is SO MUCH FUN!!!
I am continuing with 2 cleaning jobs, with Bob's help when he can and there are some weeks have been working 50+ hours to get our work done.

I am also tutoring 4 hours a week (my true passion of teaching), which adds to our busy-ness.



happening in less than 7 weeks!!!

More on that in the NEXT ENTRY!! :)

  • curlie
    That sounds like an amazing place to be! So happy for you!
    by curlie at 11/19/11 10:56AM
  • mtnestr
    Wonderful news, Phyllis - I couldn't be happier for you! Praise God for the bountiful blessings he has bestowed
    upon you through your patient endurance!
    by mtnestr at 11/19/11 11:23AM
  • juliamiriam
    EEEEKKK! I am soo happy for Joycelyn and Geoffery!!! XD

    So glad Mr. Bob got a job!!
    by juliamiriam at 11/19/11 3:36PM
  • tryphena
    This is just terrific news! SOOOOOOO thankful!
    by tryphena at 11/19/11 4:46PM
  • whipsmile
    that is so amazingly amazing!!!
    by whipsmile at 11/19/11 6:05PM
  • didow
    by didow at 11/19/11 6:24PM
  • pistos
    Absolutely thrilling!
    by pistos at 11/19/11 10:10PM
  • cyber_space_cadet
    What an answer to prayer! So VERY grateful to God for this amazing blessing.
    by cyber_space_cadet at 11/19/11 11:12PM
  • lori_in_pa
    yay! yay! yay! Praise God!
    by lori_in_pa at 11/20/11 8:04AM
  • sallyanne
    I am so thankful and happy for you. This is, I think, my favorite of all your blogs!!! Love the Bob list!!!!!!
    by sallyanne at 11/20/11 1:01PM
  • themother
    Hurray, hurray, hurray! What a wonderful answer to prayer for both of you! Rejoicing with you all!
    by themother at 11/21/11 12:33PM
  • themother
    And I love your little autumn leaves dancing across the screen!
    by themother at 11/21/11 12:33PM
  • thejoyoftom
    Thank you so much. The godly life of a loved one, even in death is cause to rejoice; and although, death brings sadness, it reminds of of our separation from God because of sin, (serving it's purpose.) We had a wonderful service on Saturday. The visitation in Gary was very nice, too. I saw friends and family that I had not seen in decades. Everyone loved my mom. I will miss her very much!
    by thejoyoftom at 11/22/11 8:55AM
  • mockinbird
    congratulations my dear twin!! I am so happy for you both. You certainly had a lot to be thankful for yesterday.
    by mockinbird at 11/25/11 4:44PM
  • themother
    40 day challenge is to find ways to increase our spirituality -- to focus on specific ways that we can think more about spiritual things and act in a more Spirit-led way.
    by themother at 11/30/11 10:12PM
  • bandmom
    I am sorry it's taken me so long to see this, but I am SOOOOOOO happy for you and Bob! :D
    by bandmom at 12/02/11 8:27AM
  • anne
    Just read your post. How WONDERFUL for both of you! Not only to have found a job, but to have found one you two are so thrilled with. I'm glad!
    by anne at 12/04/11 9:03AM