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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pray Without Ceasing..

Have you ever looked at a scripture and said seriously?! Is that even possible? That's how I feel sometimes, especially when I see one like...

1 Thessalonians 5:17

King James Version (KJV)

 17Pray without ceasing.

Can a person really pray without ceasing. I mean seriously, you have to work, eat, sleep, and etc. Can you really pray during the whole day? Since it is in The Bible it must be possible, but what would one pray for? Yes, your family, friends, church family, the leaders of the nation, and etc. But after so many days of praying all day long surely you would run out.. Well, then again 'bad' things are constantly happening all over the world. Unfortunately all the prayers in the world aren't going to stop that, but I'm glad to know that I serve a God who cares and listens and that when we pray He can do mighty things.

I've heard of recent stories from visiting pastors from the U.S. saying that they've seen miracles of healing (all the way from headaches and backaches to people's legs being healed and being able to walk and the deaf being able to hear, etc.), financial blessings, and things all the way up to people having been dead for minutes (and I'm talking 10, 15, or more minutes) and God suddenly (suddenly, yeah, that's kind of a joke if you think about it) bringing them back to life.

Some people think that He's stopped working miracles, but He hasn't. And I'm so thankful that He hasn't. What a testimony we have just to know that our God is still our Healer, Way Maker, Creator, Father, ...our Everything that we could ever need.

Speaking of praying my friend was with child and she lost it due to an Ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy, she was I believe 2-3 months pregnant, if you could just keep her in your prayers. I have never lost a child (at least not that I know of) nor do I have any children so I can't imagine what she's feeling and going through, but I know it is painful. Thank you for your prayers.

Have a goodnight!


For over a year I've been the dishwasher. We had a dishwasher at the apartment, but our house didn't have one and from the looks of it, it never has. But after bugging Miles over and over again and other people even saying we needed a dishwasher we finally bought one :) Unfortunately we can't use it yet because we have to get all the stuff setup. Also there's a door in our kitchen that leads to a 1/2 bath that we are going to have moved (for more room in the kitchen and so people don't have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom) The door once moved will be in the dining room. Our dining room is big enough that the door won't hinder anything, plus it gives me an excuse to move the big, ugly cabinet that's holding 90% of our movies and hopefully buy (or build) something better. 

Our dishwasher is black, stainless steel racks, pull handle, the 'hidden' buttons on the top, KitchenAid :), under the counter(which of course means we get some more counters!), etc. and even better it was on sale! I love a good sale! Whenever we get all this wall stuff, the counter, and etc. done then I'll post pictures. Don't know how long it will take (our go to guy, my brother, is pretty busy), but it will all be worth it once it's done! 

This is one of the walls in our kitchen. To the left of the stove is where you enter from the Dining room, to the right of the stove is the 1/2 Bath, and that open door to the left of the 1/2 Bath door is to the Laundry room. So picture the door gone and the dishwasher where it's sitting, the cabinet above the stove lifted, and our microwave between the stove and the cabinet. Also there will be a counter over the dishwasher and another like 1 ft. or so of counter towards the laundry room. More counter space is always a plus!

   Whelp, I can't wait until my kitchen starts looking more like I want. Hopefully one day my ideas will help you to create a look for your kitchen (and hopefully all my other house ideas will help too)

Have a great day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting better...

Well, since my last post I have facebooked someone that at one point was my best friend and have been getting to know more about her life since I so rudely stopped texting, hanging out, facebooking, skyping, etc. Not because I didn't want her to be a friend, just I don't know, I guess I don't feel like I'm a very good friend. I'm not good at thinking of things to do and I don't really have the money to go out to eat or go bowling (or something similar) So basically the only thing left is to hangout at a house and watch movies. Guess I could cook (to take care of the whole eating thing), but movies are the only entertaining things I can think of (at my house anyways) Well, I guess we have video games.. those are pretty entertaining... Why do I think of things now, but not when I need to think of it? Oy! Anyways, I'm going to keep facebooking her and then I'll add in texting, skype, phone calls, having her over, etc. I guess I'll take it slow (sounds more like a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship when I say it that way lol) I say I'll take it slow because I don't want to go crazy and end up just the way I was. I really want to get better. Not just with her, but with other old friends and make some new friends. I know I can do this, I know I can beat this introvert personality, and etc, but it's going to be hard and take a lot of hard work, but hey at least  I'm going to finally try, right?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Change The Way You See It..

I was looking at this blog and one of his post talked about changing the way you see something. So now I'm suddenly wondering how many things have I been looking at wrong? Family, friends, my views on things in life, etc. I know I've looked at things wrong before. Example: I've been to 3 different churches in my 21 years and at 2 of them we've left and went back again (kinda like the one I'm in now) Anyways, I've found myself being upset about the friendships that they have and how I feel left out at times, which to me made no sense at all since they all know me, but then I took a step back and realized that had I stayed at the church I'm sure I would be close to them. Another example: I moved from Frankfort to Lafayette and then back to Frankfort, each time I was of course leaving friends behind. I couldn't possibly spend the money on gas to go back and forth to see them and pay for entertainment. Well, they have new friends (or not new friends) and I see that they all get to hangout and have fun and I feel left out. Once again I was looking at it wrong, it's partially my fault that things are the way they are I haven't made the effort.

I will admit that I have never been very good at being a friend. I don't have much to say so phone conversations are weird and texting is boring when you aren't really saying anything so I don't do that, skyping is the same (basically) as being on the phone so none of that, and then the no money for going out and doing things so, yeah, not really any good way for me to keep up with my friend's lives. I've really got to work on that. I know I've had some good friends, good friends that I've let down. And I've said I'm sorry a million times so I'm not going to say it again, but I really am going to try better... it'd be easier if my husband would try with me... I'll see what I can do.

Be patient with me please, I have a lot to learn still, especially about being social.

Have a great day!

His Job Is Harder On Me Than He Thinks...

My husband is a wonderful man. He works really hard so that I don't have to work very much, to pay our bills, to buy us nice things, etc. He works 12 or 13 hour days. He gets up in the morning at 4:30a.m. (or 4:50a.m.) leaves the house by 5:10a.m.-ish and then he's at work from 6a.m. to 6p.m. or later and finally gets home 30-45 min. after he gets off. It seriously feels like I never see him.

He talks about being sore and being tired and I completely understand that he is sore and tired. Sometimes he seems to think that I don't really realize what working like this does to him, but I do. I appreciate all of it because he's doing it for us and the family that we will one day have.

His being gone so much throughout the day has really taken a toll on me, especially here recently. I think today has been the first day that I really realized what it does to me, because today is the first day that I've just broke down and cried. He doesn't know that and I'm ok with that. He has enough stress in his life without knowing how bad his job effects me.

On the plus side he is trying to get another job, one that is actually in our town. We don't know what shift he would be working (or if he'll get the job or an interview), 1st would be nice, but either way he'd only be 5-10 min. away from home so it would be a blessing. We are praying that he'll get a call from them here soon for an interview and that they'll hire him and he'll be able to start right away.. unfortunately the place is on a hiring freeze, but God knows how important this is and He can make a way.

My husband is a good worker, so there's no reason for them not to hire him. He'll work overtime and he's a fast learner, good at training people,... he can do it!

Please help us pray that he will get this job and if this job isn't God's will that He will lead us to the job that is (and that it be in our town) Thank you!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Seriously Emotional Me..

I've always been a kind of emotional person. I'll cry at a funeral even if I didn't know the person, I cry at sad parts in movies, etc. Of course you maybe be thinking, "Well, that's all pretty normal." That's true, it is, but the older I get the worse it gets. This year my emotions have really gone wacky, the things that normally wouldn't bother me are making me bawl like a baby. I know people get more emotional with age and that woman can be emotional during P.M.S., Pregnancy, etc. I'm just curious why it's hitting me so soon. I'm only 21 and if it keeps going like this by 41 I'll be crying at the drop of a hat.

I must admit that there is one woman in the church that is, well, I guess I'll word it as sensitive. I've often prayed that I would have the sensitivity that she has to the spirit of God, for other people, etc. Which means I could be getting just what I prayed for. I find that fabulous! We still have a prayer answering God.

To many people's sensitivity is hardened and they don't realize (or care) when others are hurting or when the spirit of God is near, but I want to know those things. I want to help people and I never want to be so insensitive that I block out God.

 The calling that my husband and I have had for most of our lives requires that I care for people and that I would be sensitive to how they're feeling. I'm just hoping that Miles, I, and everyone else can step out of the way so that God can use us for what he's called us to do. I'd love for it to happen soon, but I know that God's timing is perfect and it will happen when it's right.

Please pray for God's will, strength, courage, and desire in our lives. Thank you.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Life's A Challenge. Will you succeed?

Life is challenging. Every day is a new challenge, it's up to you if you fail or succeed in those challenges. Will it be hard? Yes. Will you want to cry? Definitely. Will you always feel 'up to the challenge' or motivated? No.

The good news is every day is a new day, a chance to start again. If you messed up yesterday just forget about it, learn from the mistake, and make today better than yesterday. About the crying, it won't be all the time, but there will be days when it seems like to much and you just have to cry, once you've cried it all out you'll feel better. Maybe not 100%, but it will help take the 'world on your shoulders' feeling away. Don't forget if you are blessed enough to have good friends and family to talk to them. Let them encourage you and possibly even help you.
And most important don't forget to pray. God loves you and would never put more on you than you can bear, but sometimes (as you know) it feels like there's to much for you to handle, but He wants us to ask Him for help, He loves to help us, to show His love for us even though we aren't worthy. We will never be worthy, but we are to strive to be the best that we can be so don't let not being perfect stop you from trying.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amazon Baby Wishlist :)

Do you have an Amazon account? If you do you know that they will have recommendations of things they think you will like. Well, today I went through some of my recommendations and it had a lot of baby stuff! I was surprised at how much baby stuff there was. I know it was there because I had put a few baby things on my wish list, but now.. haha.. now I have a ton of baby stuff, for both boys and girls. 

...Time passing... 

I talked to my mom on the phone, that's what passed the time. 

P.S. <3 Carrie Underwood's Mama's Song do Youtube it!

BTW if you have never watched 3rd Rock From The Sun than you should. It's hilarious!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Work, Housework, and Painting...

And on the schedule for today there is work, housework, and some painting (the dining room). Anyone else seeing the theme 'work' here? I am. Not to sound like a big baby, but my head and neck have been hurting today so this work is going to be a little hard, but I'm sure I'll figure something out. May not get it all done, but I'll have at least some of it over with. 

Went to work today and realized though it is a BIG pain in the butt I should really just get up earlier on Wednesday because I tend to come in right before all the other people that do the bread and they mess up my groove (they always move my bread rack to my left which makes getting the bread harder for me.) So earlier it is.

I'm waiting on my hubby to get off of work, hoping it will be here soon, if it isn't then I'm getting something to eat (I say getting I mean making) because I'm quite hungry. 

Hope you are all having a great day, but as I said before I have stuff to do and my head is hurting so I'm going to get off of here. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

... A Very Long Post

Exercise *check*
 Yep that's right exercise! I have a checklist of things that I want to be done before I have a baby and losing weight is one of them. So I'm trying to exercise everyday. :)

I'm getting ready to go to work... fun, right? I guess having a job like mine could be fun. I can talk on the phone and once the shelf is stocked I leave. It's not hard so, yeah, guess that makes it kind of fun. When people get in my way it gets a little annoying and I tend to want to slap people for having NO respect for me or the other workers.

....(time passing)

I went to work. You know how I was talking about those people I want to slap, yeah, I ran into some of those today, but besides that work was fine. Took me about 30 minutes to stock the bread and now I'm back home, clearly.

I haven't heard anything from my hubby since his lunch, but he said at first break and at lunch that today has been a very busy day, so he's probably just worked through breaks. I'm guessing I won't get a text until he's heading to the car, which give me 30 minutes to talk him into using these coupons for Long John Silvers today before they expire, which if you didn't get the hint they are expiring today.

I was wrong! Hubby just text me and he's cleaning up and getting ready to come home! Yay! And I think we might be using those coupons... maybe.

Wow.. So I'm watching the news and someone went into this neighborhood and started looking for unlocked car doors and rolled down windows, opened those vehicles, and stole anything important. AND a police officer was found going 100 mph in a 55 mpr with no lights/siren on and so far nothing can be done about it. That's pathetic. You're a cop uphold the law!

I don't know why, but I keep turning down the air conditioning and I turned off the fan in the living room, but I'm still cold. It's 73 or 74 degrees, which would normally be to hot for me (Miles has ruined me lol) ... Okay so I have now turned the air to 78 (which our temp reader is broken so it's really 75) I'm under a blanket so it's feeling better, but we'll see how I feel when I have to get out from under my blanket...

SO I posted on Facebook my new addition to the living room, but I don't believe it was posted on here so I'll upload a photo :) It may take a while so... I'll post it when it finally uploads.

Last name Gibbs for our Living Room wall. It swoops :)

More news the temperature is supposed to drop to fall like weather tomorrow, but you know that there's a 50/50 chance so we shall see. Here's hoping!

Haha.. so I just got a helper for painting :) If I need it that is!! Gotta love my bowling our bowling buddy Holly :) Which I have 2 rooms that are needing painted (for my checklist/Living Room & Will-Be Kid's Room)

Also on my checklist is to make sure that I can be faithful in taking the Prenatals which I have been taking faithfully since the 1st so for me I'm doing fabulous!  (I want to wait 3 months just to make sure I've taken them faithfully since they're SO fabulous for babies) P.S. Not to say that we will be trying after that 3 months! But if we do then I'll have been on them for the 3 months at least.

Looks like Long Johns is a yes from the hubby so whenever he gets home then we can go get that or at least I think that's what the plan is.

Tomorrow I'll be (hopefully) riding into Lafayette with my hubby. He'll be going to work and I'll be chilling at McDonalds, the car, Barns and Noble, the mall,... etc. That way I get to chill with my hubby on his breaks. And I'll get to see Holly and Lupe aka our bowling buddies. It'll be nice to just hang out. I'll be able to read, chill on the laptop, hang out with friends, ... etc. I'll just have to get my clothes picked out tonight and get all the things I need out. Like, oh say, my trusty laptop :)

Away I go now :) Have a fabulous rest of the day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Today's Outline

Okay, just in case you were wondering he (my husband) was not upset with me for going to Chinese, just busy :)

Today has been a busy day. Miles went to work and got back home before I even got up (he went in at 6a.m. and got home at like 9a.m.) he brought me McDonalds breakfast in bed :), then we cleaned, he change our 2 pronged receptacles to 3 pronged, went out to eat with my parents at Pepe's, took me to work, worked duh right?, went to Goodwill, found 2 skirts, a dress, and a shirt and an incredible deal on a blueray player, came home, in-laws came over, went to Subway, brought our food back home, watched Rio, watched Soul Surfer (by the way Rio is cute and funny and Soul Surfer is a must see!), in-laws left, and now here I am....

Had a pretty good day. Did my hair in a do I used to do and it turned out AMAZING! Looked FABULOUS :) Love when that happens!

Whelp, time to think about what I'm going to wear tomorrow... So away from Blogger, Facebook, etc... I go. Have a great, safe, peaceful night!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Um... yeah, don't have a good title for this one...

Ok, so yesterday we were supposed to go have tacos at my mom and Mike's house BUT plans changed due to my niece Morgan having to go to the hospital and have her appendix taken out, right at the same time dinner was scheduled for. So we rescheduled for tonight, same time, same place, same people. So now I'm at home waiting on my husband to text me and let me know when he'll be getting off work.. or just to text me.

I went to Chinese again today with the family and the girls are super excited to see Miles tonight so hopefully they'll get off here soon.

Bad thing about me going to Chinese is I think it might have made him (Miles) a little upset, but hey I was hungry and I had to eat so why not just go with them. And there's nothing wrong with me going to eat with my family esp. when I'm not using any of our money.
When we go out with his family we normally end up paying for ourselves and for them, plus they live 30 minutes away = Gas+Food... that's a lot of money. Where as my parents live 5-10 minutes away.

You may be asking yourself, "Why is she bringing up his parents when she's talking about him being upset about Chinese?" Well here's your answer. Normally if he's upset about me going somewhere without him (to eat) he brings up the fact that 1. We don't go out to eat with his parents very much AND 2. We see my parents WAY more than his.
My argument. My parents live closer (of course we'll see them more), we go to cheaper restaurants with my parents (less money), we don't have to travel out of town with my parents (less money),... I have more, but some just aren't appropriate to say to anyone besides my husband and a couple chosen people.

 I get a little frustrated when he gets upset or mad at me for stupid things. He's a great husband and our marriage is great, we always work things out (doesn't mean they won't get discussed again) so please I'm not trying to make him sound like a bad guy, he's not. But we were raised very, very differently and he may get upset about things without really stopping to see the logic behind it, so in other words instead of thinking it out he just gets upset right off the bat. Me I think about it, then decide if there's a good point or reason. Oh, I love him! LOL.

Ok, sorry bad subject.

We may have found a home for another one of our kittens. Miles has a friend at work who would really like to have one of them. Now she just has to talk her boyfriend into letting her have it. BTW the friends would be our bowling buddies :)

Hmm...still no text... sounds like him being upset to me, but I try not to flat out accuse him until he's ignored me for a while. And I haven't received a text since 10:49a.m., but I didn't tell him about Chinese until 12:02p.m., which he should have had a break somewhere in there so yeah pretty sure I can accuse him now. Lol. I'm SERIOUSLY hoping that he's only busy, but sometimes he'll just get upset out of nowhere. We shall see....

Oh, BTW yesterday I worked out on my exercise ball and did all the moves that came in the book that came with it, which is I'd maybe 15-20 moves, most of them said to do 8-12 reps and so I did. I'm pretty sore today and feel like I really need to pop my back and neck.

Whelp, I'm getting off here now. Have a great day! (or what's left of it, I guess)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chicken, Soy Sauce, and Onion Recipe

Ok so you probably can't tell it apart, but on the top there's Onions and below that is Chicken and it's all covered in Soy Sauce

I tried this new recipe, Chicken, Soy Sauce, and Onion ( I believe it is also known as Sweet Onion Chicken) It was good! And super easy.
You need:
8 chicken thighs
2 cups onion
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup water

Directions (not in full, drawn out detail):
Heat pan for a minute on medium-high then add the chicken
Brown the chicken
Remove the chicken (put on a plate)
Change heat the medium-low
Add onions
Cook the onions for 12 min (stir often)
Put the chicken back in
Add the Soy Sauce and Water
Let simmer for 15 minutes
Take out the chicken (put back on plate)
Let Sauce and Onions cook for a minute longer
Pour Sauce and Onions on top of the chicken

Yep, pretty simple :)
Don't say I never taught you anything :P

My Kinda Kid...

Yesterday I went swimming with my hubby :) That was fun, plus I need the exercise.

Today we're going to my mom's house to have tacos with Mom, Mike, brother Dave, and his wife and kids :) Love, love, love those kids! If I could have my kids be like any kids I know it'd be them. Well behaved, smart, funny, adorable,... And yes, though they are well behaved they still have fun and that's the way it should be!

And Dave and Lynette are great parents! So many parents just let their kids do whatever they want, so their kids never behave and they're loud and annoying... you know the kind of kids only their parents could love or even like because they're such brats. Dave and Net didn't let that happen of course I think they also just got lucky with good kids, but I know Dave and no way would he let his kids be brats even if it was a full-time job. Lol.

Anywho, I can't wait to see them later today. Of course before I can see them I have to get in a bath/shower, get ready, go to work, and then wait a couple hours... Oy. Not fun.

Whelp, now you know! Have a FABULOUS day :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Door Knobs..

I love my day off! Today is my day off! I'm hoping today to go and get some handles/knobs for some doors and possibly get some more knobs that will be replacing the ones in the kitchen. :) Slowly, but surely we are getting things put together. I wish it could all be painted and fixed up by now, but I know better. Getting a house to be exactly how you want it is a very long process and the more time you have to wait the more you might change your mind. We are trying to get things done before I change my mind, yet again. Lol.

I'm also hoping to go to Don Pablo's today. I woke up this morning and it just sounded good. Lol. So right now Miles is on his break and I'm asking him about Don Pablo's and the knobs. He already knew about Don Pablo's, but said we'd talk about it later.

Anyways I'll upload some before and after photos if I get the stuff today... that'd mean you'd get the pictures either tonight or tomorrow (God willing)

He okay'd me going in now while he's still at work and shopping then we'd go to Don Pablo's once he gets off. So now I'm getting off here to get ready to leave! I'm so excited! Can't wait to upload pics for you to see! Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Food. There's lots of it, right? So many billions of different recipes in the world and they make the books with the recipes in them, but guess what I had like 20-30 recipe books and I could only find a few actual entrees that I liked. I don't know how to cook many things and honestly I don't like to waste money on new things because I don't know if I'll like it. Want to know what I actually know how to make? Ok, here goes. 

1. Spaghetti
2.Italian Bow Tie Bake
3. Tacos
4. Meatloaf
5. Fried Chicken
6. Baked Chicken
7. Pork Chops
8. BBQ Chicken
.... Well, I think you're starting to get the idea. Most of what I know how to cook is chicken, which by the way Miles and I are so over eating chicken. Not because I cook it a lot. I don't actually cook a lot (I'm trying to fix that by the way) But just chicken I mean really it's not that great. So now I'm having to search recipe books and I guess I'll have to start searching online for some entrees that actually sound good. 

Think about it, if you're like me and you have recipe books that have appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, and desserts what do you typically find more of that you like? I'll tell you what I find, desserts. If I could just make an entire meal of deserts we'd be set, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't let me and we'd both be 1,000 pounds so that's a BIG NO! 

Anyways, I'd like to learn some new recipes, something good, but easy. So if you have an ideas of a recipe that Miles and I might like just let me know. You can post it in my comments (or e-mail, text, letter,.. if you know that information) Just so you know Miles doesn't like soups so those are no's.