Where it all started....

Well, it started many years ago at a company called RPS. The company name changed and so did mine in 2001. From there, the road led us to the ATL and our own business. I left the road to have babies, but it sure is hard to take the trucker out of a Momma!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


So, I am attempting to make my blog more about family, but at the same time, it is still called, "The Rantings of a Trucker Turned Momma".  So, it still need to allow for some rantings!!

 I am so excited!! I finally found an actual sweatshirt that has sleeves long enough! It has always been a complaint of mine. XXL to many clothing makers just means bigger around. I have compared them at places like Kohl's and JCP. Yes, I am big there, but I would also like my shirts to come down to meet my pants pockets. I also like it if a long sleeved shirt actually reaches my wrists! I have many shirts that this is not the case for!! Well, finally, I bought a sweatshirt at Target made by Champion and it not only has LONG long sleeves, but they can be extra long and act and hand covers! Here they are:

So, as I am finding this so exciting, the girl has to deflate my mood by saying that the sleeves look funny in thumb mode.  Her Aunt Jody was here and had several Under Armor shirts that did the same thing and the girl thought they were cool.  I guess being Mom and having hand covers is not cool.  Oh well.  Guess it is the first of many embarrassments I will cause for my children!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 16.....

It has been 16 days since I gave up Facebook.  I realize how much time I mindlessly wasted seeing what everyone else was doing, measuring myself against others, and telling the world my every move.  So, what have I done with my time saved in the last 16 days?  I have thought of my witty comments that I would have posted in the past, and just kept them to myself.  I knitted a baby sweater and ballet booties for a friend's niece.  I started a chemo hat for a neighbor's daughter.  I also came to a conclusion that I need to communicate with my family, since they grew to know our lives through Facebook.  I am going to use my blog to help keep them in the loop, if they choose to read my rantings!?!

So, to catch up on the events of late, we had a house-full for the holidays and it was a bunch of FUN!!  Here  are a couple pictures to recap the events:

Burke got her American Girl Doll!
She cried for a good hour the night before worried that she had
not been a good girl and Santa wasn't going to leave her anything.

Monster on his new bike!

Papa John got new Muck Boots!!

The "new" kitchen was a hit!

Grandpa's Birthday Gift:  A Mad Bomber Hat for the VT cold!

Story time with the cat included!

Then, in January, we celebrated a boy turning 4 with make our own pizzas, eating Spider Man cake, opening gifts, and talking on the phone to family.  He said it was the best birthday ever!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Making A Change

Welcome 2013!

I have decided to not make resolutions, because they are easily broken.  Instead, I am going to make a change.  At 1 am this morning, I deleted my facebook account!  My father-in-law was here for Christmas, and said that he always knows what is going on in our life, because it is on facebook.  My Mom said that she hears about my life through her work friends via facebook.  My brother-in-law and his wife were here for New Years and she keeps tabs on us via facebook.  All that is great, but NONE of it is personal.  Yes, I have enjoyed catching up with and reconnecting with old friends, but do they need to hear about my every move and do I need to know about theirs?  I have decided that neither is actually gaining a thing for me or my family.

Instead of waking up to see what everyone is doing via my phone facebook app, I can call them if I want to see what is going on.  If they want to find out what is happening in our life, they can call or text.  ~OR, I can focus more on my kids and less on what others are doing.  I can give the time I was giving to facebook to my family.  I can focus on crafting, knitting, teaching my kids to cook, CLEANING, and maybe not have to charge my phone 1/2 way through the day!  I feel liberated!  I hope I can stick to my change and do the right things!