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.