Trying to Find the Balance

Hello my dear friends!

I haven’t had time to blog anything significant lately so I thought I would take a little time today to try to catch up.  Life has been keeping me a little too busy these days and I miss my time on spaces and my visits to all of you.  My job is much busier than I thought it would be and more times than not, I’m working full time instead of part time.  I do love it, however and Emma is doing well and adjusting to her new surroundings.  I am so thankful that I can just walk down the hall and peek in on her when I’m missing her, which is all the time of course.

Emma and I are leaving next Saturday to go home to Virginia Beach for a week and am getting very excited.  I originally wanted to go for two weeks but that was before I went back to work and didn’t want to push it by asking for two weeks off after only being there a month.  I have a wonderful boss and everyone gets along so well with each other making it a very pleasurable work environment.  The time flies by so fast now that I find myself wondering where the week went.

Earl and I are still trying to make things work.  We don’t see much of each other, however as he is working in Oswego which is almost 2 hours away so he is only home on the weekends but I think the time apart has helped us gain a better perspective on things.  We have a long way to go but things are definitely better than they were.

On Labor Day, Emma and I went for a drive to Sackets Harbor which is a historical battlefield and the harbor is fed by Lake Ontario.  It is very beautiful and peaceful there and we had a great day.  I will leave you with some photos of our adventure and I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and happy weekend.  I love and miss you all!

Following the outbreak of war between the United States and Great Britain in June 1812, Sackets Harbor became the center of American naval and military activity for the upper St. Lawrence Valley and Lake Ontario.In an attempt to destroy the American shipyard, a British-Canadian force launched an attack on May 29, 1813, while the majority of the American forces were attacking Fort George. In December 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812, and the fleet was placed in storage. After the war the earthen fortifications were graded off and the battlefield reverted to farmland.





Be good to yourself and enjoy the last bit of Summer!


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rich
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 18:55:10

    Don\’t worry about it, we will be here when you have time. Have a great time in Virginia Beach and be safe. Love the pictures. It looks like a beautiful place with so much history.Have a great evening and a wonderful Sunday."Paselo my Friend."Rich


  2. Sue
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 19:09:09

    Morning RhondaLove the pic\’s and hope you have a wonderful time awayTake careSue


  3. Angel eyes
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 19:09:37

    wonderful pictures we are still here for you…angel eyes


  4. ThisIsMyHomeRightHereWithYou
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 19:28:59

    Awww Emma looks such a sweetie, you both have a lovely time next week, hopfully the sun is still around for you to enjoy.Take care


  5. Theresa
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 19:30:45

    It was good to hear from you. Emma is getting so BIG!


  6. ☆° Lady Jude
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 19:58:07

    We\’ll it\’s nice to see the sun shining over your way, Last time I was looking at pictures of the snow. I thought that was nice, because it doesn\’t snow here where I live. Have a great weekhugs Jewelie


  7. Palla-Jane
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 20:14:06

    Photos are great – Emma is beautiful, and I really am pleased to hear from you! Have a good week away, Rhonda, take care of you!


  8. m60a3
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 20:18:39

    Emma is getting so big; what is that she is whispering, "hey mom check out that cute guy over there" LOL, you to look happy and carefree. It is good to see you smile again both in pictures and in words……Peace to you allMark


  9. Beth
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 21:19:55

    It is good to see a post from you. The pictures are all great. Emma is getting big.


  10. ROCKET
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 21:47:50

    I love the shot of the two of you, home girl! Have a great trip home. We can\’t go until Christmas break and it\’s killing me. I either didn\’t get enough salt air in June or got too much but I long for it.


  11. Patsy
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 22:32:44

    First of all let me tell you how beautiful little Emma is. I wish I could go with you I have not been home since December 2008. Maybe I will go this fall before the snow flies??? Enjoy your time in Virginia Beach and be sure to take a deep breath of the salt air for me. Enjoy your visit. You take care , love ya, Patsy


  12. Cynical
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 01:15:37

    Thank you so much for the kind vacation invitation, but I fear that I am unable to take one this year (unless a trip to the grocery store counts). Have a great time, even without me, though.Peace, Doc


  13. Ralph
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 09:45:44

    Enjoy VB…I use to live there and would go back if I could…have a great trip and hope everything works out. Check out the Mariners Museam in Newport News…that is if you never been there.


  14. Princess
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 14:29:56

    Yo Rhonda, aaaw beautiful Phots. Great news that Emma has settled in. Hope u both have a lovely time, Luv PF XXX


  15. Happy
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 00:46:16

    Oh how beautiful Emma is and am so glad she looks so happy. Good for both of you to try and find a way. Hope it\’s the loveliest vacation. 🙂


  16. Here I Am
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 22:26:43

    Hi Rhonda sorry it took so long for me to get here. I haven\’t been on much just not enough time anymore. Been just trying to catch up with everyone before I try to put a new blog out, which seems to take forever these day. Love your photos of your day out. Glad to hear things have leveled out a bit at home. So glad all is working out at your new job. Just a blessing to come here and see you once in while. I am soooo happy for you and Emma life is looking brighter. Hugs Carrie


  17. Here I Am
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 22:27:19

    Oh Enjoy your trip….


  18. Unknown
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 23:32:47

    Many couples go through struggles, fights, problems, issues and almost get to the brink of a break-up or divorce. Yet they love each other, are attached to each other, or are not ready to give up on what may be true love. This is a good thing in my opinion, it’s good to keep trying to make love work. All the more power to the both of you. Figure out what went wrong in your relationship. For this to work both of you must honestly look at what you did to get your relationship to its current state. It’s better that each of you try to take more of the blame rather than less of the blame. All defensiveness must be set aside, all excuses thrown out the window, so you can look honestly at what happened. Take significant action daily to show each other you care and value each other and your relationship. This is one of the most critical steps you can take to succeed in “trying again.”And when you feel like giving up Rhonda… remember why you held on for so long already! Been there… done it… forced to move on anyways! Here\’s hoping that things work out better for your family! KUDOS to you and yours! :o)


  19. Unknown
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 23:36:57

    We balance by focusing on what\’s important to our happiness, and it should start at home with those you love and adore. No doubt you are a busy lady, here\’s hoping that you can find some good quality R & R time for yourself.Have a great week Rhonda! Picture of perfection of you and Emma!


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