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Celebrate life to the fullest!!!


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Happy Birthday to me!!  Yes this sound a little vain, but let me explain…   Today as you guessed it is my birthday! I am…   If you know me I have always valued  Birthdays to the max.  I make big deals about  everyone’s birthdays. Because  Life is a blessing!! My mom’s birthday is April 6th. So I’m 33, Where has the time gone?? So mych has changed in just the past 4 years…

A Bit of History: The past few years I haven’t really celebrated my birthday. If you didn’t know my whole immediate family used to work at the “Kennedy Space Center” in Florida. Since NASA  shut down the Shuttle Launches, my family’s life has been  quite crazy. Everyone lost their jobs… My  family started relocating spreading out moving way one by one. Everything was different. We were extremely close family. I mean every one has their issues but, its great when you have such a great family close by. So it was a huge finical and emotional  strain.  That was about 4 years ago.
 
In Jan 2011 I packed 5 suitcases and moved across country  because God told me to. It wasn’t easy leaving all  I knew and  making that jump of faith. I took turns living with my mom and sister Amanda, living mainly out of 1 suitcase…  It was quite the adventure really…  Mainly because their landlords wanted to raise the rent if I would be permanently living with them. So I rode the train back and forth..  Not knowing when I’d  feel relaxed and at home…  But after about year I got my first rental house, which I loved! In a  very small town, within a canyon.  Birthdays’s were hard to get together for and often spent alone.  Last year  I moved again,  which I was a bit angry about at first bit its been great since.

Last years Birthday was the worst I will ever remember! Because we got word my brother was very ill with cancer, so we all got together and went to go see him. (It was a blessing we were all together but, we completely ignored our birthdays.) It was very touching, very draining and over all very hard……

So when this year came along I  was mad at the loss of loosing my brother, I was mad we’re all apart yet again, due to life. I only reached one goal, publishing my short story “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”.  Honestly, I was depressed and angry… But I choose to buck up and clean my apt… I have come to the conclusion  that cleaning brings you closer to God.  You work out your stress and vent your  emotions… Now I understand the saying “Cleanliness is close to godliness”.

This morning when I woke up, I was refreshed and reminded why Birthdays are so important. They are to celebrate life, life God gave us! No matter where we are,  or who we are with,  we need to take joy and be happy we can live another day, we have another day to work on our goals, etc..   So I am happy its my Birthday!! The day I was born into this world. Even with all the hardships I’ve endured, (not as much as some)  I am happy to be alive.. Another day full of experiences…  

If you are a gamer… The higher level you are the more experience you have, the better your gear and skills are… If we look at our ages as game level…. It makes aging so much better… So where ever you are, whomever your with, be happy about your age, and celebrate life to the fullest!!!

Now please excuse me while I go get  ready to go run some errands and  go to  an early  dinner with my Mom, and this weekend my sister Amanda and her Husband will come visit. And my mother and I will officially celebrate our birthdays together with all four of us… She’s the bigger person sharing her special day with me.. I am very blessed…

Ps.  By the end of the year we will all be in one state again!! Even tho we may be a few hours apart its much better then across country!

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Twister Alert!


 Hello My  Loyal Friends and Family, 
 
Lately Life has been  for me like a Twister  and I don’t mean the game. I mean the big scary Tornado kind.  Fasten your seat belts,  your about to enter the vortex of Life!
 
Some Good, Some Bad. I don’t know where to start…
 
It  guess  it all started when I moved up north!  I had to lean to live out of a suit case, I had to lean not to plan  so much. That was hard, I greatly enjoy planing things,  I lost a love and gained a stronger better love then I could have hoped for! I had a small stroke.  Fiances have been tight but I have been lucky  enough to be blessed enough to still do things I enjoy, like get an Ice Tot-ti  and a slice of quiche  on the weekend at the local cafe. I’ve had several emotional break downs, while working on my book  and at other times, which I highly regret.  Among other struggles, life has been mostly good. God is always Good!   
 
Last month I went to Florida,  My dad and I  drove  for five days across the USA,  to see my sister, her son, her boyfriend, and other people we care about. It was a great trip, though I missed  a few planned  events with some people due to schedule differences. I was so happy to see my family, I miss them so much, though I don’t think I showed it well..  My nephew is getting so big so fast! My sister has some room mates with her right now and they have a son who needs a lot of attention, and is cute as a button. I wish I could have adoped him. He needs a good foundtion of rules and love. I would have loved to be the one who gave it to him, since his parents are lacking in that area. However they do seem to care about his well being. Where they lack  my sister has taken over and is doing a great job caring for him when they don’t.   I am so proud of her. She is a great Mother!
 
I also  got to go to an awesome drive through zoo with lots of  unique animals that one can not see at most  zoo’s.  We had a white rhino  stalk us and at one point we worried he would ram our truck!  EEKK!  Thankfully he decided to  go by with out a scratch.  We fed giraffes, man were they cool!!!  I wanted to take Cupid home, he was such a lover!!  
 
***SPOILIER FOR ZORRO THE DRAMA***
I got to  finish the Disney Zorro series with a beloved friend! I love that Zorro!!  (hums the them song, he marks them with a Z! )  He had some awesome outfits, moves, I really loved most the characters,  especially Zorro, Bernard, Sargent Garcia,  and His loyal friend..   I  didn’t care to much about the sudden ending, I had hoped he would have settled down with a woman……. I guess he Knows that he is mine  ;p (Just Kidding) I will look into it latter especially the books.. Besides The Xmen, Spider-Man, and Superman!, He is one of my favored hero’s!
 
I also  went to Florida to get my first Dog. The family has had dog’s before but this one is all Mine. A  female,  A Pure,  Blue Harlequin Great Dane, with one blue eye and one gold eye. My parents own her half brother, that part was not planed.  I fell in love with her before we knew the blood line. She is a hand full. She is  headstrong, very very smart, sneaky, a climber, and has a attitude, but she is also sweet,  playful, loving, and great with children, and other pets.. She is a real gift from God. She has a real way with people too.. It is hard to stay  sad with her around, I call her my little healer! I  don’t know how I made it with out her. She is growing so fast too!  Lily Belle is about 15 weeks now, about 40lbs, and is up to my knees already..  I’m 5 feet and 1 inches tall by the way…  Thankfully she is now mostly house trained, at least at my house!  ;p  Did you know puppy poop  smells much worse then a  baby’s dirty dipper… EWW!!
 
It took us 7 full days to  drive back to Washington!! Sheesh!!!!   We had to avoid snow storms, my  Nitro  does not have snow tiers, and is not a 4X4. On the way back home we saw my other brother and his girlfriend,  one of my dearest friends  with her family including my god children. I was so happy to see them! I wish they lived closer! I will make an effort to not wait so many years next time!!  I got to taste the great salt lake flats, and man was that good salt! It reminds me we are the salt of the earth… Says the Bible.. we saw a huge tree farm that went on for about 15 miles and probably covered over 1000 acres from baby to adult trees! It was a unique site to behold!
 
We stopped at my grandma Nanna and Baca’s house for one night and got to experience my first snow of the season there in my birth town. It was amazing! I am so thankful for that!!!  We also stopped at a Cherokee town, and I got to learn more about my heritage.  Along the way we went through:  a few  small snow storm’s, a sand storm, salt smog,  city smog, saw a coyote  run across our path, saw  lots of: Antelope, Buffalo, Deer, and  lots and lots of cows… Not including the road kill of: frets,  beavers, skunks, badgers, coyotes, foxes, Porcupines, Muskrats, nutrias, bob cat, a lot of some kind of animal that was a ball of fur kind of like a big hamster not sure what it was, and much more…. It really saddened me to see so many  dead and that I saw a wider verity of dead animals then I did live ones!!  http://roadkill.michaelgeraci.com/ here is a site of  some of what I saw, it is not for the queasy  to look at…      
 
Next time I think I wanna take a train! 
 
When we finally got home, we had to a lot to do especially me, I had to finish settng up  the guest room / office, and other things around the house before the holiday visits began….  I was all excited and motivated to work on on my books, when I got done with thr chores a few days latter only to find out my free word  trial  had worn out. Boo.. 
 
Two weeks latter, For thanksgiving my other sister  with her husband, and other brother with his girlfriend with his children our other nice and nephew. (Yes I have 4 siblings,  there are five of us all together.)Came with five dogs all together and nine people it was a mad house..   Yet it went much better then any of us had hoped. It was very hectic, but the time together seemed to flow nicely by.
 
Now every one is gone and I am left alone once more at my house, with a sink full of dirty dishes, a bunch of torn peppers around the house, and Christmas around the coroner…  My head and body feels like a whirl wind of emotions, pains, aches, thoughts, and it is all making me dizzy…   I can’t believe how much has happened this year, with the move, getting a story published, my new house, ect.. It feels like it happened so fast and at the same time this year feels like it has been several years in the making.. It has been one struggle and blessing after another!!
 
By the way my sister got me office professinal from work, but now she can’t find th code. I pray she finds it soon I’m itching to write!!!  ;p  
 
I love you, Be safe, God Bless you all!
~Amy Jane
 
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