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!