Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years (2011)

2012 is almost here. I can say I am excited for a New Year! Not a whole lot I can say about 2011 except that I learned a lot about myself. I can also say that this year went by so quickly, hopefully 2012 will go at least a little bit slower.

I'm looking forward to a New Year and I'm hopeful that 2012 will be a year full of happiness, love, accomplishment, and as always great health. I also want 2012 to be full of God and full of Godly things.

If I was one to make New Year Resolutions I would list them now, but because I know I will never go through with it I don't make them. I see a resolution as a promise to do something and I don't want to lie to myself. I will however list some things that I would like for 2012.
1. I would like to grow closer to God, always growing closer
2. I would like to lose weight
3. I would like to have a baby (or at least be pregnant before the end of the year, even if it's the very last day)
4. I would like to be as fashionable as I was when I was known as Diva
5. I would like to read my Bible more
6. I would like to clean more (be more organized and such)
7. I would like to cook more
8. I would like to wear my high heals more (Oh, yes. And gain that muscle I had in my legs back)
9. I would like to do my nails more (Yes, it makes me feel better about me)
10. I would like to exercise more (Yoga and the Norm)
11. I would like to make more things (I love my creativity and I would like to expand it to new things)
12. I would like to get at LEAST 3 rooms in my house completely painted
13. I would like to be at least a little more outgoing
... etc.
BTW, these were not in any particular order.

I hope you all have a fabulous, safe, and happy New Year and that you may keep to all your New Years Resolutions! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

To Early To Clean...

My husband doesn't seem to understand that I'm not the type of person who just wakes just in the morning and starts cleaning and whatnot. He thinks that everyone is made like him and that if they aren't that they should start being like him, which clearly won't happen we're all made differently. See I have to wake up before I do things or I get a horrible headache for the rest of the day. Now this morning I'm not even the one doing the moving, but I'm already getting a headache from all of my husband's moving around. I so do love him, but it's just to early for all this cleaning.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Claus?

Yeah, so I know parents think its cute to teach their kids about Santa, but that won't happen with my kids. It's lying to your kids and I don't believe in lying. I'll explain what other kids think he is to my children, but I will not let them believe in Santa Claus....
I want them to believe in something real!

Friday, December 23, 2011

For The Guys!

In this world there are guys who think they are men and there are guys who are men. Men realize that how old you are isn't what defines if you are a man or not, but that hard work, devotion, kindness, loving your wife, and taking care of your children and other such things really is how you tell if a guy is a man.
Guys, be a man not a wanna-be-man!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Anger Overload

So I've been awake for just about 2 hours now. Let's start off by saying that I didn't want to be awake until about now, but I couldn't fall back asleep. Well, I laid in bed hoping to drift off, nope. I laid there and looked at Myxer for some ring tones for my phone so it won't be so boring and found a few that I like.

 Last night I set up the tree, by myself, as usual. I'm not in the Christmas spirit so that was pretty boring.  While I set up the tree my husband played a video game, a stupid sports video game. And try to get his attention for anything while he's playing it, forget it. He either won't hear you, ignore you, or yell at you for messing up his game. Same with watching sports on tv. Personally I think all sports should be cancelled, forever!

It's snowing. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate snow? Yeah, well if not, I HATE SNOW! I would much rather never see another speck of snow for the rest of my life. It's cold, wet, slick, slimy, and far to bright.

Winter yeah, along with the snow I just can't stand winter. Because of the snow, because it's cold, because I have to stay inside,.... Sum it up to Winter is VERY depressing!

I've been working on getting the laundry all clean, but then I have to fold it and put it away... What's the point of putting it away when you'll just be wearing it in a few days anyways? And my back and neck hurt, I was cursed from both sides of the family, so carrying the laundry up and down the stairs and into the laundry room hurts a lot. And that's enough to tick me off right there.

Our house though it's almost Christmas looks as boring and unChristmasy as ever. I want new things to decorate the house lights to hang outside, lights to hang around the house inside, garland to have everywhere, candles galore, ornaments to hang from random yet beautiful places,... I just want the house to decorate itself.

I still don't have the Dining room painted, the Guest Bedroom, the Hallway, the Reading room, the Kitchen, the Laundry room, the Office,...oh and the Bathroom and 1/2 Bath. My brother is still super busy so he hasn't been able to come move the Bathroom door from the Kitchen to the Dining room so that we can install our dishwasher. SO I have a dishwasher and plenty of dishes, but I still can't use it. I want a backdrop in the Kitchen, plus to remove this stupid brick part of the wall that is there because there used to be a chimney thing. We really need to go through our stuff and decide what is worth keeping and what needs thrown away. There's a bookshelf out in the garage that needs fixed so we can have more 'storage' space. I want to hang pictures up our Stairway and a hand rail. Also a hand rail down to the basement. ... There's a lot to be done that I still want to do, all this stuff only starts the list. What I could really use right now it a fast, good quality painter that would work for cheap and paint about 8 rooms maybe 9. I need to see color on the rest of my rooms.  Bare walls are depressing. I want to show how great my house really is, but with the white walls it's just boring.

I think I just have so much stuff that needs done and so many things pilling up, so much on my mind,... it's just depressing me.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let's Talk About Appreciation

Appreciation. I think people are getting a little confused on what actions are meant for appreciating  what things.

A husband and wife show appreciation towards on another:
   To appreciate  your spouse some people would say that you cook and clean (for a woman) and that you work hard and provide for a man. Now I guess to a degree that could be right, but the way I see it, it's wrong. To fully appreciate ones spouse is to love that person and that person alone with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. You appreciate them by telling them you love them, by never cheating on them, by back scratches, surprise gifts,... It may sound like little things, but haven't we always said that the best things in life are the little things, the little moments?

   You don't really clean a house to appreciate your spouse you clean your house because you appreciate cleanliness. Yes, it's nice to clean and your spouse will enjoy it, but that's not really why we do it. It's because it has to be done.

   Once again you don't really do it for a spouse. You cook because you appreciate eating and having a full stomach, not starving.

   Work is a necessity not an act of appreciation. You do work for you family and yourself out of necessity. Honestly how many of us would work if it wasn't necessary? Case and point.

Appreciation often can't be shown, it's felt. Because no matter how many times you do something nice for someone does it ever really show your full appreciation? No, it doesn't.    I rest my case.

Money, Ours Not Mine

Money, it's an annoying thing that I so wish was not necessary.

Husbands and wives often have arguments that have to due with money. Spouses often buy things without telling their spouse that they bought it, and that is wrong. Money decisions should be discussed and spouses should come to an agreement. Now the spouse that makes more money would say, "I make more money so I have that right", but they don't. Because when you get married the mine becomes an ours, so no matter who makes more money it is both spouse's money. In, I would hope most cases, the spouse that works less hours and brings in less money would  realize that the money is shared and that they would appreciate the effort put in by their spouse to provide for the family.

I'd like to note that sometimes appreciation isn't shown through something done. People can appreciate something and not really 'show' it, it's an appreciation that is deep down. Some people don't really know how to show their appreciation. ... Yeah, I think that's about all I have to say about that.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

He kept me, God kept me!

I just read a heart breaking post on Facebook. One of my friends posted about how much she misses her mom and how she hopes that her mom cares enough about her and her sisters to get over her addiction. This post broke my heart. Most of all this post made me think. It made me think of how happy I am that I never had to wonder if my mother loved me because there was no doubt ever in life, my mother loved me, and she still does.

It just once again reminded me that God kept me from that. And then it makes me remember all of the other things he's kept me from. Not to say I've never had any heartaches because I have, but there have been many things that I've never had to face. I am so thankful that God knows exactly how much we can handle and that he'll never put more on us than we can bear.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Disappointed, frustrated.. In Need Of Prayer!

So I said I wouldn't do this whole disappointed thing because I know a lot of things take time in life and I happen to have a lot of those things that are taking their sweet time in my life. I really did think I'd be able to go through these things and not get disappointed, but I guess there are just to many things that are weighing me down, taking to long to get a result. I know that God has it all under control and that none of this stuff is really that important, but I guess I have problems with the laying it at Jesus feet part.

 I like to be in control, which I guess is illogical since I can't see what's going to happen later today, tomorrow, or whenever. There's just something about not being in control that is.. well, flat out frightening! Honestly knowing that God is control, though once again I know he's looking out for me and will take care of me, is a scary thing to me. I mean what if you make the wrong decision? People who 'run their own life' wouldn't fret to much because in their eyes they can fix it themselves. But those of us who know that God is the one who really fixes it.. I don't know. I mean you have to wait on God and sometimes it feels like He isn't coming to your rescue, which is just about the time He does, but that last minute stuff terrifies me. I know it's all in trust and faith, I've been in church almost all of my life I've heard just about every sermon there is (of course some people preach it differently, but the ending result is normally the same) so I know what the preachers have to say about it all and I really do believe it. I know what they're saying is right. That's why it's so frustrating to me that it's so hard. If you believe in something and you know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's correct can it be so difficult?!

 I mean it's like housework I know that a house should be clean (and mine is normally not to bad) and  I know that I should clean the house, but for some reason doing it is so annoying, frustrating, difficult, hard, a flat out war! It's flesh, it's laziness, it's a battle.

Oh, please pray for me! Just so there isn't some huge panic. I'm not a backslider, I'm not going to backslide because I do believe. I guess I just need some strength and peace and whatever else God can throw at me to help me out take me through. I know that I need to be brought through the situation, not taken out of it because it will make me stronger.

What A Week This Will Be.

This week is going to be a hard week. Miles' job has decided to make more doors, which means more hours, which yes, is great, but he's going to be gone over half of the day. It's going to get lonely. It will be hard on us since he'll be sleeping most of the time when he actually gets to be home. But he'll be on his '2 week' shut down soon so everything will be fine. 

We still have to buy Christmas presents. We haven't even started. So that unfortunately means that I'll be the one shopping for them. Not even sure what people want. UGH!  Have I ever mentioned how much I hate to shop?.. that is unless it is clothes for me. Holidays just don't hold the same joy for me anymore. 

Well, I've been super hungry here recently, like all the time. Nothing fills me up. So I'm off to get some food in hopes that it will fill me up. Have a great day! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Am I Who I Think I Am?

I hope I am the type of person I think I am. I always try to be real and sincere. But I know that most of the time people aren't who they think they are.

I try not to ever intentionally tell a lie.
I know I'm lazy, shy, impatient, moody, and at times a big chicken. I know I'm not the best friend due to my lack of social skills which may make me appear to be a snob. My social skills lack because I'm a chicken, shy, and lazy. I realize this. I hope this doesn't offend anyone because I've never told anyone that I'm anything different than what I am.

I love to give advice if I feel strongly that my opinion is worth being heard. My opinion may not be due to my own life experiences. It could be from my parents, siblings, in-laws, friends, etc. I try to take lessons from the failures and successes of those around me. In my personal opinion that's smart.

I get paranoid when my friends say something negative but don't list a name because I'm afraid that it might be about me and I don't want to be these negative things.

I hope you realize just how real I am...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A New Diary

So I've started a new diary. I absolutely love to write so having a diary fits me.

Now a diary for everyday purposes doesn't always suit me because really my life is pretty boring. I guess I can write down my thoughts from the day, concerns, etc. But I always tend to forget to write.

But this diary is for something else. Now the purpose of this diary, for the time being, is going to be anonymous, but honestly I will tell you it's purpose eventually. Maybe in a few weeks. Just look for a Title that says Diary in it, besides this one, of course. Lol.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I Miss The Old Ways (Church)

I dream of a time when doing the right thing was easy. And not only was it easy, but it was expected and appreciated. A time when the world looked and sounded different. A time when we were free and we had fun, but we were guided by God and our lives were lead by His Word. A time when going to church was easy and 'popular' (Not to say that I like to 'follow the crowd' because I don't). A time when the church services were so full of God! People laying on the floor in the Spirit, dancing in the aisles, speaking in tongues, running around the pews, having many church services that are so full of God that the preacher doesn't even preach (Although the preaching is important too), people backing up the preacher, people gathering at the altar at any point in the service, prayer rooms and sanctuaries that you walk into and you can feel God as soon as you get your foot in the door,... I miss the old ways.

It seems that in order to have 'good church' you have to drain yourself of all energy in a fight. You have to worship when you don't feel God and when you're to tired to even want to lift your hand, pray and feel like it's hitting the ceiling,....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flat Tire

As I'm sure you know yesterday was Friday. Well, there was 30 minutes left of work and someone noticed I had a flat tire. So my mom brought an air compressor to fill it up, since my husband and I have just been filling the tire about once a week.

Today we are finally going to fix it! No more stupid flat tires! Yay! I cannot wait!

Of course that will be after work, but before I go with Miles to get his haircut.

Yeah, we've been married 2 years and I've never even seen the building where he gets his haircut. Lol. Of course we were trying to get his haircut for free by having me or my mom do it, but every time he sees our wedding pictures or video he goes on and on about how great his hair looked on our wedding day. Which of course leads to how much he wants his hair to look like that again.

Well, I've got things to do. Hope you all have a great day! And no flat tires LOL

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This Is Safari

She's one of the most beautiful kittens we've ever seen. It's hard to tell by her pictures, but she has both striped and circle markings. And her fur isn't like a gray tiger cat because her gray is a lighter gray mixed with an orange in some places. She's incredibly friendly, loves to be pet, play, and sit in our laps (or at least lay beside us). She was roaming around outside with her family on our front porch so we took her in. We couldn't catch any of the others, but even if we could have we couldn't have kept them. We would have to take them to the pound or quickly found them a different home.  Anyways that's our Safari. Oh, about the picture she thinks she's a baby. We did not put her in the kick and play she did that herself. It has been moved so that she and our other cats cannot get in it. After all its for a baby not a kitten... No matter how cute she looked in it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Passed It On

So you know how I was so sick on Sunday? Yeah, well I accidentally passed it on to my husband. Which I was so hoping not to do. But like the good husband ur is he's at work. At work throwing up a lot and being told to sit down by one of the women that he supervises. Who is also the woman who has Ray (one of the kittens) She's a nice lady. I guess my hubby is looking quite pale, which I'm sure is true. You can't throw up that many times and have your normal coloring. Anyways I feel bad about giving it to him. He's even sicker than I was. Hope his goes away soon! Please say a prayer for him. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Don't Worry I Didn't Die

Sorry readers! It's been a while since I've been on here. Life has been busy, not exactly abnormally busy, just busy.

Update on the possible job for Miles: Not going to happen at the time. But he's going to keep trying. We need for him to have a job in town, our town, not 30 minutes away.

We have a new cat.. not sure if I posted about her already. I probably have. Her name is Safari. Safari received her first shots and on the 12th she will be receiving her 2nd booster shots, be getting fixed, and declawed. Hopefully everything will go smoother with her than it did with Toots. That pick-up day was crazy.

Toots has healed up nicely and is even playing with Safari from time to time. Her fur is very slowly growing back from where they shaved her.

I started watching The Vampire Dairies and I'm hooked. I'm on the last episode and so very sad about it. Hopefully they didn't up and cancel this series like they do with all the ones I've started to like. That would upset me greatly!

On Sunday at 2 a.m. I woke up and threw up, then again at 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Possibly even 7 a.m. can't really remember. I called my boss, then called the other girl that does the early bread shifts to see if she would take my shift, she said yes, so I called my boss back to let him know. And then I finally got some very needed sleep. I still didn't feel well yesterday, but I went to work anyways. Though Kriss, the other girl was nice enough to call and see if I was feeling well enough to work or if she needed to work for me again. Work was harder than I thought it would be, but I made it. Today I feel much better. And today is happily my day off, but tomorrow I work an early shift and I get to go in again for an afternoon shift. Yeah, I was offered a couple extra hours because we are up 20%. So that's cool.

Everyone really loves our new sectional. And we are even learning that it isn't the same one as at least one of the people that we thought had it.

I think this is all the blogging I have in me today. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by tomorrow for some more. Tah tah for now!


Friday, November 11, 2011

A Day To Hate

Well, that's exactly how I felt about the way today had been going. From the start of the day I just had a feeling that something was going to go wrong.

Today was the day that I finally got to pick up Toots from the Vet. Well, I got there and like normal told her who I was here to pick up and who I am, she added some things on the computer, and took my card to pay. After paying she went to get Toots and brought her to me, which was so exciting! She wouldn't sit still which I knew was going to be a bad thing. Once she brought me Toots she realized that they forgot to add her shots on the bill so I gave her the card so she could add that and asked if I could take Toots to the car, since she wouldn't sit still. ... Skip to leaving.

Once I was almost half way home I realized that there was blood on my hand, jacket, and on the carrier. It didn't take anytime at all for me to realize what had happened. She wasn't bleeding when we left the Vet. so I knew she'd done this to herself when she was trying to paw her way out of the carrier to me. When I finally found a place to pull over to check her paws I did, but once again she wouldn't stand still so I knew I needed help. So what did I do? I went to my moms.

While I held Toots my mom called the Vet to see what needed to be done. Since Toots wasn't dripping blood they said it should be okay and that if we wanted we could wrap up her paws for a little while. Well, we tried wrapping up her paws, which she actually stood still for, but after one flick of the paw it was off. So, I knew I couldn't put her back in the carrier, but I also knew I couldn't hold her and drive so I left my vehicle there and my step-dad took me home, my mom drove my vehicle back to me... I'm going to skip some more annoying, bad day making things...

Mom was going to be working in the office with me today so I drove us both to the office to work. I worked from 9:50a.m.-12:30p.m. when we went to lunch then from 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. Part of which was taking a Cleaner home.

Went to Walmart to do the Bread job. That didn't take very long, which I was glad for because I couldn't wait to get back home to check on my Tootsie.

Came home to find that Toots had stopped bleeding so I held her and pet her then decided to try to let her roam around downstairs. Well, she did good for maybe 10 minutes and then she tried to jump on a chair and opened the wounds on her back feet when she landed. So back to the laundry room (where I keep her so she can't get hurt and can't ruin anything) she went.

Hopefully by tomorrow she'll stop opening up the wounds and she'll be able to roam around more. I'll definitely be moving the dining chairs so she can't hurt herself on those again. She's one of those cats who doesn't know the meaning of take it easy. She wants to run and jump just like she normally would, but of course she can't, she's a very uncoordinated cat, which isn't helping at all.

As weird as this request may sound to some of you please pray for Toots that she will heal up nicely and quickly so she can get back to her normal, everyday life. Thanks.

Oh, just incase you were wondering today is starting to get better, which I am very thankful for!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Kitty?

My husband and I may or may not have a new kitty. Yeah, I know that's not the greatest idea since we just got rid of a ton of cats. But Miles is in love with this new kitty. It's a girl, probably around 4 months old, kind of looks like an ocelot, and is a stray. It has family out there, but this looks like the runt. I wish we could take the whole family in, not to keep, but to find them a home, but this one is one of the only ones that will let you touch it.

We're going to see how things go having her here. If everything goes well and all of our cats get along then we'll keep her, but if things aren't working out and they don't get along or she's going to the bathroom on the floor instead of the litter box then we'll have to get rid of her.

Getting rid of her could mean putting her back outside with her family, which I'm against because although I want her to be with her family, I don't believe cats are meant to live outside. So that leaves us with finding her a home ourselves or taking her to the shelter. At her age and with how pretty she is the shelter would have no problem getting a home for her.

We shall see. Speaking of see, I'm sure you'd like to see a picture of her, wouldn't you? Yeah, that's what I thought. Ask and you will (possibly) receive. Lol.

This picture just doesn't do her justice.
P.S. Meet Safari. :)

First Vet Visit For Toots

Oh, yes, I'm beautiful. Lol. 

So, of course, I had to take Toots to the vet today. She had to be there at 8a.m. This was, as it says above, her first vet visit. She was so scared that she shook the whole car ride there and meowed as well. She is getting her shots, declawed (front and back), and fixed (or broken, as my step-sister would say)  So she's having a horrible first visit and not only will she be poked and cut, but she has to stay there for 2 nights. I get to pick her up Friday at 8a.m. I can't wait to see her and I wish I could stay with her, but unfortunately I can't I'll have to go to work, but at least she'll be home with her Daddy (Scooter) and Uncle (Garfield) and she'll be somewhere she knows and be able to get comfortable.

They're supposed to call me when they get everything done and she wakes up. Which I know it's only been 4 hours and they have a lot of work to do on her plus waiting on her to wake up.. I have no clue how long all that takes, but I can't wait to get the phone call so I'll know she's okay. I'm sure she will be, but I worry.

It's Finally Home..

That's right it's finally home. Any clue what I'm talking about? No, you probably don't. Our brand new sectional is home! I'm so excited! It looks great! It feels great to know it's brand new unlike all our other furniture which has been hand-me-downs or free furniture, btw there's nothing wrong with free furniture as long as it is in good condition, but there is something rewarding about buying your own brand new sectional (or whatever). And something rewarding knowing you cleaned and moved everything in the living room without the help of a man. LOL.

Now we just have to get rid of our old furniture that we aren't keeping. That one will definitely take a man. Lol.

I've had a busy morning so I feel like I'm starving. My mom and Mike are taking me out with them to McDonalds, ordering from the Dollar Menu eating cheap :) Smart thinking!

Hope you all have a good day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Poor Toots

I could be an Aristocat :P
So if you don't know Toots is the kitten that we kept. She is a black cat, well, technically she's still a kitten because she's only 6 months old.She's Scooter and Lil' Bit's daughter.

 Anyways, she's never been to the vet. But today I scheduled an appointment for her for Wednesday to get shots, fixed, and declawed. She's going to have a painful couple of days. I hate that she's going to have to stay the night at the vet, but it's best just in case something goes wrong.

She has to be fixed and declawed before we get our new sectional brought over, which is perfect because we'll be making our last payment on Friday. I'm not sure when they will deliver the sectional. Could be Friday or Saturday.. Hopefully it will be a day when my hubby is home. I'm not fond of people being over when my husband isn't here. Unless they are family, then I'm okay with that.

Oh, well I can't wait to get it home!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day Light Savings Time

Okay, I admit I do see why some people would want Day Light Savings time. But it isn't necessary. The world went on with life just fine before Day Light Savings time. Things got accomplished and life was less complicated back then. So really why have it? I know of a lot of people who would be much happier if we would just never have Day Light Savings time again. I, of course, would be one of them. Why complicate life more than it already is. We're supposed to be finding ways, healthy ways, to simplify life. Day Light Savings is not simplifying anything.

If people want more sunlight or less when they wake up then they'll get up whenever suits them. We'll never all wake up at the same time. We don't want to all wake up at the same time, that would make life very boring. Plus if we were going to do that then we'd have to change our jobs to 1st and 2nd shifts only, because 3rd shift wouldn't be able to ever sleep.  But we would still have to have 2 different shifts because if we all worked at the same time then no one would ever be able to go shopping, unless robots are going to be the new workers.

Okay, I think you get my point. Day Light Savings is stupid! Good day! Lol.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby Names...

So I've been looking at baby names, for when we do have a baby. We've actually thought about it before, but we never came up with any definite names.

 We believe we have the boys name, but I'm finding the girls name very hard. I have names that I like, but he doesn't like most of them. But finding the time to sit down with him and go over names isn't easy.

I'm not sure if I want to tell people the names or not. You know how some people don't tell you the name of the baby until it is born. We haven't discussed this yet. Guess I'll ask him now. That way we'll both know. Lol. .. Ok well maybe I'll be able to get an answer later. He's a little preoccupied with a game that he doesn't get to play a lot.

He doesn't want to know the sex of the baby so we'll basically have to pick out some definite possibilities before or just have a name picked out for either, just so I won't accidently give away the sex of the baby. You know by asking, "What if it's a ____?" to much Lol.

I can't wait to start working on the room. I have some 'major' plans, but I don't have any of the things that I need. I have picked a neutral color (and no I don't mean a tan-ish color. I mean a color that will work for either) I have more ideas for a girls room, but if it's a boy I'm sure I'll figure out something cool to do *smiles*

All of the bigger items such as bassinet, crib, car seat, etc. are/will be neutral. Although I would really love to go all out girly for a girl, but I'm pretty sure my husband would figure out what all the pinks and purples meant. Lol.

I'm sure I will start getting things ready soon. After all if he doesn't want to know the sex of the baby then he won't be able to help out on the decor and I definitely want the room done before the baby comes home. And it's not like I'll be able to paint when I'm pregnant. Now just to find my ultra cool stuff that I need for the room! Here's to hoping that Walmart carries most of it!

Almost Sectional Time :)

So excited that after today we will have 1 payment left on our sectional. We should have the necessary things ready by the time it is paid off so that it can come home :) The more time consuming remodeling will have to wait, but it was going to be waiting anyways. And when it's time to do some of the remodeling we'll just move the sectional into the other room. I love having a roomy home it makes moving things so much easier!

Unfortunately we've noticed that a lot (ok, a lot may be an exaggeration) of people have our new sectional. It's a good thing I plan on changing it up a little :) No, I won't be tearing it apart or anything like that. But I will be changing the pillows with home made pillowcases. Plus once you think of it we all have a different color on our walls so that makes it look different and different amount of lighting in our house which makes things look much different. It is a little upsetting since we wanted something kind of unique that we'd never seen in anyone's home, but I know that out of the people I know that have it, we all have different styles. So in the end it will look different from everyone else's.

Oh I can't wait until we have the living room and dining room painted. Yes, we have already painted the living room, but it is getting painted a different color. Lol. We didn't know what kind of furniture we were going to get and now that we know we have to change the color. Sure the color we have (a light green. Not light like baby colors, but not neon.) would probably look ok with it, but I really don't like this color anymore so I can't wait. Lol.

Yeah, I think that's all I have to say about it...

Friday, November 4, 2011

2012 Come Quick! / Some Baby Rules

I absolutely cannot wait until the first of the year! I know it's going to be here before I know it, but it seems so far away. The more time I spend with good kids (yes, there are good and bad kids and most of the time it's the parent's fault) the more I want one of my own.

Now I must warn everyone that they will not just randomly stop at our house to see us or our baby. They will not be taking our kids to say the night unless we say and we definitely won't be doing that very often. No one will tell me how to do my job as a parent, if I want you advice I'll ask for it. I have certain styles of clothing I want for my children and certain styles I don't and I won't put them in something that I don't like. If you teach them something I don't want them to do, say, or whatever then I will tell you not to teach them that if I find out you're still doing it then you won't see our children, no matter who you are. ... And that's just the beginning.

Yes, I know some of that may sound harsh, but if I'm going to have this baby then it is mine and my husband's and no one else's. We are in charge of it. There's no tossing our children off to family. In a sense I guess it's like the saying "I did the crime, now I'm doing the time" More people need to understand that.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Soup Supper

Today is the day for the annual Soup Supper (a.k.a. Chili Supper) for Frankfort Covenant Academy. The soup is amazing and of course (as far as I'm aware) all the proceeds go to the school so it's for a good cause. This year it cost $8 a ticket. It is all you can eat and it allows you to take, I believe it said, 3 bowls home with you. That's pretty good for $8! It is normally held out at the fairgrounds, which lucky for us is just a couple minutes from home.

Currently I'm waiting on my husband to get home so we can go there and enjoy some of the delicious food. Hopefully we'll catch mom and Mike there, I'll probably call to find out when they'll be there.. or better yet since I'm on the phone I'll text. Times like this it would be nice to have a home phone, but I do love that on my cell I can be on the phone with one person, text someone else, and be playing a game or whatever all at the same time.
... Apparently my phone does not like my husband because I was talking to him and then it just shut itself off. Very strange.
Ok well, I'm going to continue to wait for my husband and I'll post something new later. Have a great rest of the day!

Babies, Babies, Babies...

I know that people have babies every day all over the world, but I'm still amazed at how many people I know or friends of friends are still having babies! There are so many! Actually someone I know had a beautiful baby girl last night, very close to midnight.

Once again you may notice that this post is about babies. Yes, if you haven't guess I do want a baby and I would prefer a girl, but if it is a boy then I will love it as well. For as of right now my husband and I are not trying to have a baby, but it has been talked about that possibly we will try in the near future.

We don't want a Winter baby so we are taking the month into the equation. We both would like to have a girl first so no arguments there. But since we have been planning this for about a year we do have clothes for both a girl or a boy. So when it's time we'll see what bundle of joy we end up with.

Now my husband would probably rather I not post anything like this because any of our friends or family can read this (or people that we don't know) So if any of you do read this, just keep it to yourself. I know of a few people who will remain nameless that have big mouths. I'd hate to have to be mean to these people, but I will be if necessary. I may seem nice and seem like someone that can be walked on and told what to do, but that just isn't the case. I refuse to be controlled.

But on a happy note. I can't wait for the moment when I find out I'm pregnant, and the moment I get to find out what the sex of the baby is, and then to meet that little person!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Random Wondering...

I find myself wondering how pregnant people feel.I mean just thinking about being pregnant makes me nervous, not because I'm not ready to have a baby, it's just knowing that when I do have a baby my whole world will change. Also knowing that if you get to stressed or have some sort of accident you could hurt that life growing inside of you. And not knowing what normal things in you life will change while being pregnant. Normal foods that you love you now can't keep down. And then when you finally get to the end of the pregnancy and it's the night before how weird, scary, nervous, joyous, excited,... you must feel.

Being pregnant, having a baby it is definitely not something to take lightly. It changes everything less money, more laundry, more trash, another mouth to feed, another person to watch over.. I mean seriously just stop right there. Another person to watch over. A little person who can't do anything for themselves, you have to feed, bathe, protect, love, etc. It's no longer all what you want or what your spouse wants, you have to take this little persons needs into account all the time. You HAVE to be there for them, there is no option.

I can't wait to have a baby, but I want to be sure that I never forget what a great responsibility it is.

Now I can wait on the whole getting sick all the time, being gassy, going to the bathroom all the time, lack of sleep, etc. But I'm sure it is all worth it in the end.

Any tips for my husband and I for when we decide to have kids? Any comments on anything I said? Or any insight on being pregnant and/or having a baby? Just leave a comment. I'll greatly appreciate it!

Impatiently Waiting..

Yesterday was one week since the hubby went in to fill out the papers and do the test for the possible new job, well, so far we haven't heard anything. They did say that they normally tell people 2 weeks, but I was really hoping to hear something by now. In no way am I giving up, I still think he'll get the job, but I just wish they would call already.
I'm sure you all already know how this feels. Sure maybe it wasn't a job, maybe it was a gift you'd been waiting for or a call from the doctor, but no matter what it was waiting just caused you stress. I could only imagine how much more stress I'd be having if it was a job for me and I was waiting for the call.
Please continue to help us pray that he will get the job and that we will hear something soon. Thanks and God Bless.

Big Oops..

I made my first skirt. I crocheted it! I was so excited when I realized that I could make my own skirt and so I did. It took me a while to make, but crocheting is pretty relaxing so I was ok with that. Before completely finishing I decided to try it on just to make sure it would fit and.. um.. oops, I made it to big! Which shouldn't be a problem. I'm going to put it in the washer and then it should shrink some, which should be just enough to make it fit. But hey it's my first skirt and making things is something you learn by trial and error. So this was my "trial version" and there was most definitely an error. Lol.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

My husband and I decided that it is just to much money to go buy a whole bunch of candy with our money just to give away, so we aren't giving out candy. 

I love Halloween because I love to see the different costumes! Of course my husband and myself are not dressing up, although I think it would be fun. But we wouldn't be going anywhere, we'd just randomly be dressed up. Lol. Kind of pointless, right? Yeah. 

Now a reason that I don't like Halloween. Anyone care to take a guess? .......
It's the drinking. For some reason 'holidays' make people want to drink and when they drink they do stupid things. Example: Driving while drunk. Yes, let's just endanger everyone so I can be stupid and have a "Good Time" Yeah, sorry I like to know what I've done last night when I wake up in the morning. I have a reputation to uphold and being drunk and stupid just doesn't fit in it. 

I hope you all have a safe, happy Halloween!  

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday, Sunday,...

Sundays. Let's talk abut them. Sure for someone who doesn't go to church it's just another day. BUT for someone who does they are VERY exhausting.

Take my Sunday as an example:
I get up
Rush to get ready
Rush to work
Rush back home to wake up my hubby
Rush getting him ready
And then rush to church. 
That's my morning from 8:00a.m.-10:00a.m.
And then going home. 
Well that's my Sunday from 10:00a.m.- 1:30p.m.
After I get to church I have time to slow down and once I slow down all my energy is gone.
So from 1:30p.m.-5:00(:30)p.m. I'm at home relaxing, which may mean a nap or just laying around watching TV.
No matter what I do I'm not gaining anymore energy.
So then I have to get up at 5:00(:30)p.m. and get ready for church
Go to church
And possibly go out to eat before coming home.

Now I love my church and I love going to church, but two services are just to much. Sunday is supposed to be a day to relax and all I seem to do is run, run, run... I need the rest of my Sunday to relax.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sewing Machine

My school never had a home ec. class or anything like that (or at least they didn't when I was 'old enough' to take it) So I didn't get to learn some of the basic things at school. Yes, my mom would have taught me, but I didn't want to learn at the time.

Anyways the point is that today was my first time learning about the sewing machine. I'm making a simple apron with my mom's help. Hey, I have to learn some time and why not now? I'm interested in learning so now's the best time. Before kids, while I don't work long hours,... etc.

Plus I get to spend quality time with my mom. Unlike some 'kids' who can't stand being around their mom, I really love to be around my mom. She's very cool. We may not always agree, but she's my mom and my best friend. She's always my best friend, but she knows when it's time to be my mom and I love that.

I hope you love your mom as much as I do. And if you do you should let her know, she unfortunately won't be around forever.

That's Nothing New..

I have to find myself amazed when I hear people say something or hear them talking about something they made and they think they're the first ones ever to say or make this. Come on, you know you know the type of person I'm talking about. The one that thinks they have all these new great ideas, but really you've heard or seen these ideas already.

Seriously I know you've probably heard the saying, "Everything comes back around." They say that saying when talking about fashion, words,.. well, everything! Lol.

The "new fad" is these feathers in the hair. Yeah lets see, have you ever heard of Indians? Lol! They were also used to hide/hold drugs. Wow, what a great fashion. Now don't get me wrong I love feathers, but just don't call a style new that isn't. Kind of like Bell bottom pants SOOOO not new.

I'm telling you, Groovy is going to be back before you know it. Lol.

Lazy Days

I'm not quite sure what to post about today, but I do feel that I should post something so here goes.

Today is what I would like to call a lazy day, not because it is a Saturday, but for the simple fact that I have absolutely no energy to get up and do anything, which isn't so good when there is still a few loads of laundry to be done.

Now I will admit I have a lot of lazy days, it is unfortunately something I inherited from certain family members. Along with many other not so great things (mainly dealing with health).  But hey at least I will admit it. I'm not in denial, I'm not lying about it, it's just the way it is.

So basically for today my schedule looks something like:
-Do laundry (which I have a few loads so that will take at least 4 hours.)
-Do dishes
-Clean cat box
-Feed and water cats
-Take a shower/bath
-Go to work (at 2)
-Go to mom's
-Sew my apron together
-Come home
-Spend time with the hubby

Now I'm sure there will be more and the list above was in no particular order. So.. yeah. I'd say with the way I'm feeling the above is going to be difficult. Especially since my head is pounding. Headaches got to hate them!

Well, I hope you are all feeling more productive than me and that you have a great day. Maybe later on I'll catch up on the productivity. Lol.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Marriage.. married or not please read this

This was on facebook and I thought I should share...

【 Marriage 】
「When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes..

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.
— At least, in the eyes of our son — I’m a loving husband...

My notes: 
Marriage is a wonderful thing, but far to many people go into it lightly. Either that or they go into it the way they should with love and a life long commitment, but lose track. They no longer put the necessary time and energy into their marriage. It's incredibly sad. Please work at your marriage, don't forget that love, and don't make the mistake of even thinking about divorce because this could be your story if you do. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Videos For Our Future Children

I've started making videos and the reason I started them is for when I have children. It's basically something for them for later in their life (later being teen years at the moment) I'm sure I'll make ones for when they're kids as well with lessons and such, but for right now it's things that they'll need or want to know. Heaven forbid anything happen to me, but if it did I would want them to have something where they could see me, hear my voice, and still learn life lessons from me. I also want them to know about their family. I want them to know about their grandparents and aunts and uncles. I don't know much about my grandparents and I wish I did so this is my way of making sure that they'll know, that they won't have to wonder.

I'm also typing up a, well we'll call it a little book, about my mom as part of knowing the grandparents. I'll ask different questions find out things about her that I don't even know. I wanted to do one about my dad as well, but his past was... it was a hard one, painful. I don't want to remind him, though I'm sure he hasn't forgotten. As for my husbands parents I kind of leave that to him.

What do you think of the idea? Any questions you would have liked to know about people in your family that I could make sure to add to my questions?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

3 a.m. Special

Ok, so the title really has nothing to do with the subject. I was up until 3a.m. (Well, technically after 3) I was watching Bones, finishing up the last disc of the 6th season. 7th season starts Nov 3! I'm so excited. I LOVED the ending to this season and cannot wait to see this next season!

So anyways I was up until after 3a.m. and I had to wake up at 8a.m. for work, so it was my own stupidity, but I really did enjoy finishing Bones, of course I get to watch all the same episodes with my hubby tonight so he can see it :)

I can't wait to prove him wrong about Bones and Booth! OH YEAH!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Update: Possible Job For Hubby

He went in and filled out the stuff he needed to and took the test. He came home bummed because he doesn't think he did very good on the test, but hopefully he did and hopefully he'll get the job. I guess he only had about 30 seconds to answer each question, which would definitely mean I would fail. I don't do things in short amounts of time like that I have to do it at my own pace. He's much better at testing and giving answers than me though.

We will unfortunately not find anything out today like we had hoped. The company said they normally tell people that they'll hear something in 2 weeks. We were hoping to find out much sooner than that so that he can get out of his current job (if he gets this new job), but as long as he gets the job the 2 weeks will be well worth it.

SO anyways we are still praying and putting this in God's hands. If he's meant to be working closer to home than he'll get the job (if this is the right closer to home job) and if it's a no for this one than we'll keep looking.

Spring Wreath

I don't believe I ever blogged about my Spring Wreath that I had made, which was my first wreath. I made it either right before Spring or during... I don't really remember.

For the what products were used and the money put into it I believe I did quite well. This wreath cost around $9, just like my newest wreath, Christmas Wreath

Possible New Job For The Hubby

My husband has been trying and trying to find a job that is in town for a while. The reasons would be he can be closer to home, he won't have to travel so far, and we'll save money on gas. Good reasons, right? Yeah, we think so.

Well, application after application, prayer after prayer, etc. It seemed like nothing was going to happen. I had prayed "Lord, I know he won't call these places so you'll have to have them call him." Finally I believe he said it was Thursday he got a call when he was at work. Well, he called them back and they said that he needed to come in fill out an application for full-time direct hire and take a mechanical test.

So today he goes in to do all of that. Needless to say I've been praying and praying. I really don't think that God would answer my prayer just to take it away, which definitely makes me believe he will get this job.

I will post an update as soon as I know something. Please if you read this pray that he will get this job. If he does it will be a wonderful blessing to our family.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Christmas Wreath

Like it? I do! And guess what I didn't go to some store and pay $15-$20 on it. Nope I made it! And it only cost about $9 to make it!

Who says you can't use cheap things to make something beautiful?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update: Unknown Amazon Transaction

The "Unknown Amazon Package" finally came! And I was right!! (Of course) It's Bones: The Complete Season 6! 

Ok so the picture is horrible, but hey no one can look perfect all the time.

I'm so excited to watch all the episodes and to watch the new episodes, starting Nov 3 on FOX! 

There's a slight problem.. Miles got a new game today, which we were both very excited about. But now that I have this it's going to be like an all out war of who gets the tv. We both like this game (but can't play at the same time) and Bones is pretty much for me, but he does like it. Who knows maybe we'll work out an every other hour thing. Lol. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Getting Cold

Well, as everyone knows it's Fall time and so very close to that UGLY thing called Winter, which means not only is it cooling down, but it's going to get colder. And guess what? My house has had NO heat! Needless to say it's been getting pretty cold in the house. Before you freak out, yes, we had heat last year, but we found out about a month or so ago that we needed a new furnace valve. Well, FINALLY today we got the valve put in. We've had the valve for a couple of weeks, but just hadn't gotten around to it. Anyways, YAY to heat!

Home "Fashion"

Do you ever look at other peoples profiles? Well, clearly if you are reading this you do :) And thanks for stopping by! I look at profiles of people I know and even people I don't. I like to just read about their lives and see any projects they might have going on. Well, as you probably know some people post their DIY projects and different things from sites, magazines, or even their own home fashions. Well, those home fashions would be what this is all about. 

I look at some of these profiles and I just can't believe what I see. Occasionally I see some cute things which I take the time to appreciate, but a lot of the "new" (nothings new in fashion, it all just circles around) fashions I see that people like and/or put in their homes are just gross. I won't name or show pictures because I don't want to offend anyone, after all it's your home do what you want with it. But as for me I was taught that things should match, look nice, be clean, not cluttered,... etc. A lot of the things that I see are just way to much in one direction. I think people have lost track of what true fashion is.

After moving out of my parents and getting my own home I've struggled with certain fashion things. See when I was a teen I wasn't allowed to do crazy colors, multi-colors, etc. So our bedroom is a little out there. I'm already wanting to re-paint it or at least paint the trim back to white to make it a little better. It was my way of getting my teen fashion out of my system, now I can paint the rest of the house with an adult fashion state of mind. 

Well, that's just the way I feel about the subject, like it or not. Hope I haven't offended anyone and that you'll continue to read my blog. 

Have a great day!

Unknown Amazon Transaction

I was looking at our (my husband and myself, of course) shared account and I noticed this fee from Amazon. I hadn't ordered anything so I asked my husband if he had, to which he replied that he had not. I'm sure he probably has, but just doesn't want to tell me and I'm pretty sure it is Bones Season 6, but it hasn't gotten here yet. I've been waiting and waiting for the mailman every day (except Sunday) and nothing.

I've been waiting for about a week so it better get here today! Problem is that the mailman has been getting here later than he used to so I've been waiting to go to work until after he comes. I see his truck parked in it's normal place which means the mail should be here soon-ish. We are the second to the last stop for his (at least on this part of his route) and probably the second to last stop for his day since we don't get our mail until 3p.m. or 4p.m.

Anyways here's hoping it comes today and that it's what I think it is!

Have a fabulous day, all!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Table :)

Our church had an auction today for the Love Your (Our?) Church program, which for those of you that don't know that program (and several others) is to help the church gain money for our new campus.

Anyways back to the auction. I didn't go because it's just not my thing, but my mom and Mike (my step-dad) did go. Well, my mom called me and said I should go and she told me about this table and chairs that were being sold that I would like and that would go well in our house. Clearly I already said I didn't go so no more explanation needed there.

.... A couple of hours pass...

I get this text from my mom that says that they bought us the table (of course we will be paying them back the full amount that it costed them) SO I'm pretty excited. I haven't seen it yet, but my mom has a great eye for these things and she for the most part knows what I like so I'm not scared. Lol.

And hey if we (Miles and I) don't like the color of the wood then we can just paint it! Simple fix!
And she said the seats are padded with a green color. I don't know if it has a pattern or just a green color, but if we don't like that then we'll find some material for it that we do like. Lol.

I'll load pictures when it gets here, but as for this moment I have to go to work. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bones (as in the TV series)

Have you ever heard of Bones? Do you watch it? I do (Obviously) and I love it!

If you've never heard of Bones it's basically a crime, suspense, thriller, etc. You have Dr. Temperance Brennan (not a Dr. as in E.R., but Dr. as in Anthropologist) her nickname is Bones, due to her line of work. If you don't know what Anthropologist do they work with bones. Basically she looks at the bones discovers the cause of death, tries to identify the weapon used, figures out who's bones they are, etc. 
She works side-by-side with Agent Seeley (Sp?) Booth who works for the F.B.I., which is by the way the person that gave her the nickname Bones. She hated it at first, but doesn't really complain about it anymore.  
Together they question the victims, friends/family, and of course the bad guys. They go to the crime scene, collect evidence, dig up the body(s) (Sometimes), etc. 
Dr. Temperance Brennan also has her trusty team to help them out. 
Angela Montinegro (Sp?) being one of my favorites is an artist, she basically, besides being the best friend with good advice, she takes the skull and places the markers where they need to be on the face, then draws up what the person looked like before death. 
Dr. Jack Hodgins (Sorry if it's spelled wrong) works with evidence such as bugs, slime, and particulates. 
There are quite a few interns. Each having a different personality that just gives the already great series something more. 
There are lots of other great, funny, and colorful people that help, but I just don't have the time to go through them all right now. 

Point being I think if people would give Bones a chance they would really learn to love it. So if you haven't ever watched Bones look it up on Netflix or tune your DVR to record them. 
Another wonderful thing is they use all these big, scientific words and tell you about certain bones, etc. So you get to learn while you watch.
I wouldn't suggest it for younger children due to the occasional language and the also occasion sexual content.

The other point being is that October 11, 2011 Bones: The Complete Season 6 came out on DVD and I want it! Now I know my husband is going to get it for me, but money has other places it needs to be going at the moment, but I REALLY can't wait to see these new episodes and now that we have cable (Or is it satellite? Whichever.), PLUS the DVR, I'll be able to watch the whole season 7 on Fox (premiers Nov. 3) of course I will also be buying it when it comes out on DVD. Have to own them all, which I have 1-5 already. Lol. 

Whelp, I think it's time for me to shut up. Hope you have a good night or day, depending on when you are reading this. God Bless. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Ok, so I know that I don't have the right to be stressed, well, at least not as much as most other people, but I am. I know what I'm stressing over isn't that big of a deal compared to some of the things I've been hearing that are going on in the lives of people I know, but for some reason I just can't stop stressing.

Our house isn't allowed to get really messy, but with what mess we have I'm getting annoyed and it just keeps coming back! I can't stand it! The cats won't stay out of the little trash cans so I'm constantly picking that up, the dishes are always getting cleaned then dirtied right back up again, the cat box, the laundry,... etc. It's SO frustrating!

And this will be a very short paragraph. BILLS! I'm sure I need no further explanation, unless you're one of those families that gets everything handed to you.

I also have this headache that refuses to go away, which I'm sure is from stress, change in weather, and whatever else it could have been.

I know all of this stuff is just a part of life, but it just feels good every once in a while to get it off of your chest.  And that's what I've done so hopefully this will help me. Plus I'm just trying to remember that a lot of people are going through much more stressful things than I am.

I hope the things in your life that are stressing you out are just small things like mine. Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Good Way To Learn (or refresh) Your Math Skills

Now I don't know about you, but anyone that knows me knows I hated school. BUT now I see all these people in school and sadly to say I kind of miss it. So I wanted a way to learn the things I never learned or refresh myself on the things I've forgotten. I happened to mention this to my mom and my step-dad, Mike and they told me about this website where you can FOR FREE learn (or refresh) yourself on math! I was so excited.

When I finally got on the site I was even more excited. It's such an easy site to work with and it's easy to do.

Ok, so do you want to know about this site? I hope so! It's Khan Academy go ahead click it, it'll take you right to the site.

Go to PRACTICE and it will take you to a page where you can decide to start with the basics or go right to the hard core math.

Even better if you don't know how to do something they have videos that show you examples of how to solve the problems! Isn't that awesome? And it's completely free.

 So it's free, you learn at your own pace, it keeps track of your progress, you can sign in with your Facebook or Google account so no worries of remembering more account info, they'll help you learn,...etc.

 If math is something you are interested in for whatever reason I'm sure you'll love this site. So try it out, I dare you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Nerve...

Today I got the nerve to tell my husband something that I didn't want to tell him.

To give some explanation: I love my husband very much, but he can react weirdly to things that I think are no big deal.

This particular experience has to do with an ex. Now I don't know about you, but I've always believed in trying to be friends with my ex's. Sure you may have to give it a few week, a month, or maybe a year or two, but after some time you should be able to be friends. Of course you have to monitor things that you say, things that may have once been okay to say, but now would be inappropriate.

Anyways, this ex had text me. And it was a little weird, but I was okay with it, but due to a past experience I was unsure how my husband would react. I was actually scared to tell him, not that he is abusive or anything like that, I just can't stand when he's mad at me, especially when I don't think that I did anything wrong.

After he got home from work we had to discuss a few normal everyday things, in this case the check book, but after that and before supper, by the way we had Subway YUM! I told him that I had something to tell him and that I didn't know how he was going to react, but that I hoped he wouldn't get mad and then I told him. He wanted to read the messages that we had sent back and forth and I guess I understand that, I'm sure I would do the same thing. But after I told him and he read the messages he had this look on his face, he looked upset, so I asked if he was mad and thankfully he said no.

I'm so glad he wasn't mad and even better I'm glad I got the nerve to tell him before I received a text and he found out like that! Now hopefully I can get the nerve over the years of marriage to tell him all the things that I may be scared to tell him no matter if it's something like this experience, my opinion on something, or anything else.

Do you have any stories like this you would like to share? Or any advice? If so please feel free to leave me a comment. Like all of you married people know marriage takes a lot of work and advice (at least to me) is appreciated.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Up To You

Here's a thought for you based on the fact that we all have different kinds of people in our lives and those people all effect us in a different way. 

The Thought:
The people in your life can make you weak or they can make you stronger.
The great part is it's not their choice which way their actions, words, etc. effect you, it's yours. 

2 Years Ago Today

2 years ago today I married my husband. I wore the white dress and walked nervously down the aisle while everyone stared. No, I wasn't nervous because I was unsure about marrying him, just nervous about all eyes being on me. Our wedding was in a Lafayette church at 2:30 p.m. and our colors were green and purple. It was a beautiful wedding. 

Today I can still say there's no one I would rather ride this roller coaster called marriage with. Our marriage as all marriages has it's ups and downs, but we've always believed as long as we took the time to talk about it that we can work out any problem we might come across. Between communication, love, trust, and most of all God I know that our marriage will be a good one. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Brake Troubles..

For about a week my car has been acting weird, making noises when I brake. So today I have an appointment for an oil change and to have the brakes, brake pads, and etc. looked at. I'll be waiting there for an hour and will more than likely be crocheting or reading a book.

I'll update when I get back.

Ok, well I'm back and there were quite a few things wrong with my vehicle. The brakes in front, the router (sp?), and some nut or bolt.  Some of them had both needing fixed (example: 2 brakes) It was luckily less than I was expecting and the wait wasn't that bad, 10a.m.-12p.m. not to bad for all the things they fixed plus an oil change. In 50 miles I have to take it back so they can double check the bolt, nut, or whatever, but after that I'm good :)

Have a great day! P.S. I'm seriously thanking God that it was cheaper than I'd expected!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

No Parking Past This Point

On my street they have the No Parking Past This Point (or something like that) sign, but so many people can't seem to read. Either that or they think as long as part of my vehicle is still before the sign then I'm ok. But no, I'm pretty sure that's not how it works. Why can't people just obey the darn signs? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand them. Most kinder gardeners could explain these signs! Sorry it just really bugs me. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kittens Update...

I know I said we were going to take the kittens to the no kill shelter on Saturday, but we didn't so I STILL have them. If you're interested just let me know. Comment or e-mail. Thanks.

Supposedly on Saturday (or possibly Friday) they will definitely be going.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ray Update..

We got a call on Saturday from the lady that had taken Ray and she said everything was going great. Ray is laying and running around like a normal kitty. Her other cats have hissed at him, but he just walks away, but comes back for more, I guess that part happens when they eat.

She had tried to give Ray his own bowl, thinking that it would be more comfortable for him, but he just wasn't having it he wanted to eat with the other cats.

She also tried to put him out on her built in front porch, but he wasn't having that either he wanted to be in with everyone else, which is no shock since he loves to be around people and other pets. He's never really had to be anywhere on his own he's had his siblings and Miles and I around pretty much all the time. When Miles and I weren't around he had all his siblings, but Miles and I are around all the time except for work and they can't go upstairs where the bedrooms are. Either way he never had to be alone.

I'm very glad that everything is working for him and his new family.


I was raised in a home where you clean up your own messes by a man who was always having my mom and I clean up his messes. It was always very irritating to me and I decided that I wasn't going to be cleaning up after people all of my life (of course the exception of cleaning up after my own kids and myself)

So when my husband accidentally spilled some cooking grease on the floor/down the cabinet I felt no need to help him. Just because it was his mess.

I'm sure most people would say I was looking at this wrong, but I am a strong believer in cleaning up your own mess. After all I have to clean the house, why can't he clean up his own mess?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"My name is Raymond, but everybody calls me Ray"

Yesterday Miles informed me that there was a lady he works with who was interested in Ray. I ended up having to take Ray to Miles' job so she could see him. She had some fears about her other cat bullying him, but I told her we would take him back if it didn't work out. So far we haven't received any phone calls saying that it isn't working so I hope that he is happy there and that her cat(s) are getting along with him.

I'll update if I hear anything new.

Pray for our Ray!

Bye-Bye Kittens

Today Miles and I will be taking all of the kittens to a no kill shelter. I would like to keep Toots and possibly find a home for her myself (or just keeping her would be great), but I doubt he'll let me. Which is sad.

 I will be glad to get rid of most of them just because of the mess they cause, but I will miss them. The house will seem very empty without all of them. But it will also stay cleaner longer.

As weird as it my sound pray for me, just pray I won't lose it and start crying when we give them away. Giving away these kittens is like giving away my kids. I've watched them grow, I've taken care of them, I was there when they were born, etc. It'll be difficult.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Exercise Postponed

I was so looking forward to starting a new routine! A routine that actually involved exercise!

See until a few years ago I didn't need to exercise I could eat what I wanted and do (or not do) what I wanted, but then I started gaining weight, but I am determined that it will be going away! It's just going to take some time and I'm not very patient.

Anyways, I went to start up the Wii to do my first part of my workout on the Wii Fit and it wouldn't turn on. And anyone with a Wii who has ever had this problem knows that all you have to do is unplug the Wii and wait for I don't know maybe 30 minutes to an hour then plug it back in. So here I wait. Or should I say weight?

It's 10:08a.m. I've been up since 8:00a.m. and I still haven't had breakfast, which normally wouldn't bug me to much, but I had a morning where I woke up hungry. So during the rest of my wait, which isn't much longer I'm going to get something to eat.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Via my old school I found a website that sells very modest culottes for $20, which I believe I will be telling my husband I want a couple pairs. They would be great for my Yoga, bike rides, rollerblading, gardening, a lazy morning (or day), etc. If you don't know what culottes are, they are basically a pair of shorts with wide legs, which causes them to look like a skirt.

The website:

They sell women's and Girl's sizes. The Women's sizes range from XS-XL and the Girl's sizes range from 7-14. They're great for Apostolic Pentecostals and Holiness, etc. (A.K.A. those of religion who believe women and girls should wear skirts and not just any skirts, but modest skirts that go below the knees and that don't have huge or long splits)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I Did NOT Buy That!...

Have you ever looked on your Bank Statement and found something on there that you (or anyone else on your account) didn't buy? Well, we've had something that kept coming out of our account for months, since March, which I had actually forgotten about until today.

Once I saw it on the Statement today I decided I was going to call the bank and ask them about it. I asked what it was and they found a phone number, so I called the phone number. Well, the company it belonged to was definitely not something either one of us would have signed up for, but somehow had all of the right information, well either way it is canceled now and will no longer be taking any of our money.

I'm just praying that no one has managed to get our information to charge us for things.  

Good News & Bad News... Kittens.

The good news is the lady that wanted the kittens for barn cats no longer wants them.

The bad news.. well, I guess there will be 2 things for the bad news.
1. We'll still have them here (which is also good news because then the kittens that I wanted to keep will be here a little bit longer, but is bad news because they keep messing up the house) and
2. We'll still be getting rid of them, which means now they'll be going to a no kill shelter and will probably not all be together when they get adopted. I mean really how many people go to the no kill shelter and buy 6 cats (Momma and her 5 kittens)

 I just pray that they all find a nice home where they will be well taken care of, be inside cats, fed (and given water), loved, bathed, brushed, and just flat out babied. They're all so cute and sweet they deserve good homes. It'll be sad knowing that I won't get to see them grow up, it's like losing children. :'(

A Good Money Idea.. from me! lol

Excited to say that I had an idea that my husband thought was pretty good. The big shocker it was a money idea, to get our sectional paid off sooner. See he works long hours and is most definitely the bread winner, but I have two jobs that even together don't make up one part time job. One of my jobs I get paid by check and the other I get paid cash. Well, the money I get from the cash job is just extra money that we use for going out to eat and such. So instead of us using it to go out to eat (or get delivery) we'll be (or should I say I'll be) taking that in every week to help pay off the sectional. Plus if we have extra money in the bank we'll pay more. We have 6 months to pay it off, but I'd love to have it paid off way before. With my calculations it will take longer than I'd like with just my 1 jobs pay. So just for fun I'm going to see how long it would take with both of my pay checks.
With both of my pay checks it would take 2 months and 2 weeks, I'm clearly much happier with this one.

Either way it looks like it's going to be snowy out when I get it. I'm hoping the snow will wait. Summer was bad I'd like to go without snow for as long as possible. But I cannot wait until our sectional comes home!

So I think when I go in to pay I'll be taking a few pics of our sectional, just so I can admire it's uniqueness and show it off :) I'll post the pics on here if I can remember to take the pics.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Goodwill, Furniture Shopping, and A Short Country Drive

Today has been a fairly busy day for me. I was off work ALL day on a Saturday, which is one of the only good things about a holiday shift. I absolutely love having Saturdays off since 99% of the time my husband is off work on Saturdays. I know my job only takes me away for a very short time, but it just takes away from all the things we could be doing if I didn't have to work.

I got up at 9a.m. and did a favor for my mom and Mike. It was hard to wake up so early since Miles and I had stayed up so late, but I did it. It had to be done early because the place was only going to be open for a few hours and they were early hours. Shockingly Miles woke up and came with me. I love when he goes places with me, especially on errands!

 Main Street Market (what is now in the place of Marsh) was having some sales so we went there and bought a lot of hamburger. The hamburger was on sale $1.98 a pound and the packages had 2 pounds; we bought $20 worth. Then we took that home because we still had plenty more to do and it obviously couldn't stay in the car.

 We also went to Goodwill. For those of you who don't know the first Saturday of the month is 50% off. So after mentioning that it was 50% off I shouldn't have to, but will still point out the obvious, it was busy! Neither Miles or I like crowds, but it wasn't to bad, he wasn't taking it as good as me, but I was clothes shopping so I was distracted. I found 2 long skirts and a few, okay more than a few shirts, maybe 5 or 6. And Miles grabbed a couple baby outfits.

We went to Aaron's to looks at some furniture. It was our first time going into Aaron's. We saw a lot of nice looking furniture, pictures, lamps, etc. I of course found many different styles that I liked so it was a little confusing trying to figure out what I wanted to do, not that we were there to buy anything, more to just get an idea of what we would like to do. I did find out that their employees kind of cause a downfall to the company. They were constantly coming up asking if we had questions, asking (in what they shove off as a teasing way) "Which one are you taking home with you?", etc. It was just way to much. Advice: Explain what you need to explain and then wait until we come to you.

For lunch we went to Everything OK. Joyce, the normal waitress, was off today so we had a waitress we've never seen before. She did ok. There was a few minutes that Miles had to go without something to drink until she noticed, but she seemed very friendly. The food was of course great, as always.

I suggested while we were in the mood to look at furniture that we go to Best Home Furnishing on the square. And we did. They have a lot of nice looking furniture a lot of it was deceiving. I say that because you would look at it and say "That looks comfy!" but when you sat down you didn't really sink in at all, which I know some people like, but for Miles and I that's not what we were looking for. There were a couple things we really had our eyes on. One was a suede, cream colored couch that had a loveseat with built in cup holders that matched, but was sold separately. The second is a leather based, suede, sectional with big cream, dark brown, and light brown pillows as the back support, which is very comfortable. We asked the employee some questions and come to find out they have a layaway and they don't tack on interest so we put the sectional on layaway and we will be paying on that as much as we can so we can get it delivered to the house soon-ish! I'm so excited!

After returning some movies to Family Video we headed back towards the house, but instead of Miles going home we went to Speedway and got gas, then yet another surprise he started driving even further away from home. Where did we go you ask? We went on a short country drive. It was nice, we don't normally do anything like that, after all gas is so expensive. It was nice to just.. I don't know, I guess just be and to just be with my husband. We didn't need to talk, we just enjoyed some time together admiring God's beautiful work.


Oh, we also went to eat, for the second day in a row, at Los Amigos with my mom and Mike. Los Amigos is a new Mexican Taco (taco, burrito, etc.) place in town. It is amazing. Good food, great decor, nice seating, friendly workers, etc.

Today has been a wonderful day over all. God has bless me.

Have a great night!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ghost Whisperer

As I've posted before I've been watching Ghost Whisperer. I've been watching it on Netflix. Anyways, I am happy to say that I have finally finished watching Ghost Whisperer.

I loved it and the last episode was sweet. Sure I would have loved for them to continue the story, but you can only do so many before they all start to seem the same. I mean almost every episode you heard, "Can you tell them _________?" With the response, "He/She can hear you." If it was a true story yes, you would have to say that a lot, but in a movie it gets just a little annoying after a while. Lol. Anyways, point being if you like the whole supernatural, ghost thing then you should watch Ghost Whisperer.

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I don't know about you, but I always hated school. I didn't really fit in and it was boring. It always seemed like everyone else had everything figured out, they knew who they wanted to be.Whereas I couldn't even find the style of clothes that I liked. I realize now that really none of them had it all together, even the ones that graduated before I was out of school are still trying to figure out what they want to be or are studying to be whatever it is. 

Some of the students, ok, most of them were better at school work than I was. Not that I couldn't learn it, it was just to boring and I didn't really have any friends to help me through it. 

In my last few years of school all of my actual friends were younger than me, which I had no problem with, but it's kind of disturbing when your friends age range from 2-3 year younger and then skip all the way to 30 years or more older than you. 

I applaud all of the teachers at F.C.A. ( for trying to help me learn. Of course probably none of the teachers that I had are there now, but I'm sure the ones there are great, after all my nieces go there. One is just starting this year and the other has been going for a few years. The one that's been going loves school and I'm so happy she does, no one should have to raise a child who hates school, it's hard work. I should know, I saw what my mom went through. Lol. I was nearly impossible to teach. No one found the unique way that would help me learn and they just couldn't make it interesting enough. Oh well, at least they tried. I miss some of those school days, had some good times. The good times make looking back at school days enjoyable. 

God help my children, whenever we have them, to love school! Neither Miles or I liked school, in this case can our two wrongs please make a right?! IJNA

The point of this post? Yeah, still trying to figure that one out myself, just came to my mind and I decided to blog it. Lol. Have a great day!

2 Down 5 To Go

My cat Lil Bit had her kittens back in May, she had 7 kittens. We gave 2 to my mother-in-law and now we believe we've found a "home" for the other 5.

Now anyone that knows me knows I'm an animal lover so what we are about to do is not something I agree with, but I don't really have any other options at the moment. The interested lady works with my sister-in-law and she is needing barn cats.

 I believe cats are inside animals and should be shown love often, brushed, and pampered and something tells me none of those 'requirements' will be met. I can't find an appropriate home for them, if I could this offer would be a big NO.

Someone want a kitten (that can actually have one, inside, give it love, food, and etc.) 

Labor Day.. Why It Came To Be and How I Feel About It

I've been a little curious what was so important about celebrating Labor Day, which to me is just another worthless 'holiday' so I looked it up to see just why Labor Day became a holiday. Here's what I found:

"Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 5 in 2011).

The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York[1] It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties."   
                               --The above sections were "borrowed" from

Now notice the last part talks about a day of rest and parties. Well, I hate to break it to them, but it's a stupid holiday. How many people REALLY get to use Labor Day as a day of rest or to throw a party? Not many. I mean I have to work on Labor Day and so do a lot of people example of one: Walmart employees

Now the start, as I see, is this Pullman Strike, which I have also taken the time to look up via

"The Pullman Strike: Perhaps the most violent and most famous railroad related strike,the Pullman Strike was a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894. The conflict began in the town of Pullman, Illinois on May 11 when approximately 3,000 employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company began a wildcat strike in response to recent reductions in wages, bringing traffic west of Chicago to a halt.[1] The American Railway Union, the nation's first industry-wide union, led by Eugene V. Debs, subsequently became embroiled in what The New York Times described as "a struggle between the greatest and most important labor organization and the entire railroad capital" that involved some 250,000 workers in 27 states at its peak. ....  The strike was broken up by United States Marshals and some 12,000 United States Army troops, commanded by Nelson Miles, sent in by President Grover Cleveland on the premise that the strike interfered with the delivery of U.S. Mail, violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and represented a threat to public safety. The arrival of the military and subsequent deaths of workers led to further outbreaks of violence. During the course of the strike, 13 strikers were killed and 57 were wounded. An estimated 6,000 rail workers did $340,000 worth of property damage (about $8,818,000 in 2010 dollars)."

Clearly I skipped over some of the information, but you know why it started and how it ended. Now I'm sorry these people got 'pay cuts', went on strike, died, and did so much damage, but so far none of this is giving good enough grounds for it to be a holiday. We have enough holidays that most people don't really even get to celebrate. Lets focus on the big holidays, the important ones like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and 4th of July. I know a lot of places don't even close for these holidays. People are forced to work on these days that they should be spending with their loved ones. 

I can't believe someone would be such a.. well, Ebenezer Scrooge, that they would take away someone's holiday, someone's chance to spend time with their family. Life. Is. Short. So spend time with the ones you love. Don't let work and house chores keep you from missing out on the great memories that you could be making. Money is something that we need to survive, but seriously you can't take it with you when you die so don't let it rule your life. 

Hope this taught you something that you didn't already know and that it might be helpful to you. Have a great day!