Monday, January 31, 2011

I wish....

Yesterday the youngest rode with hubby to take his parents home, so after some Internet surfing and recovering from my poor choice of breakfast I got the older one up to head out.  She had a gift card to spend from my brother and we both needed to pick up food for pets.  I didn't realize till we got to the mall she also had the plans to do some dress shopping for her up coming Vday dance.  I am not one who can normally handle a almost 4 hours at the mall, but I ended up enjoying it.  Even though many of her friends were there too, she choose to stay with me and get my opinion on dresses.  Which was quite nice.  I think I made a bit of a good impact on that and teaching her dresses are not a skin tight thing and are more flattering when they fit nicely.  She is a great height for her age and has a fabulous figure.  I'm glad she appreciates it, but I just want her to find the proper balance. 
Now for the I wish.  As I was helping her find the dresses she liked, I found so many that I liked for me.  Definitely a different taste from Haylee's so I knew not to get her to try them on.  So I was wishing...I wish to be 17 again.  To have the parties and dances that you need a fancy dress for.  To have that body back with just a couple features from today.  I want the slenderness I had that took no work.  That allowed me to eat anything and everything (much like Haylee does now)  But I would like to add to it what I have gained upstairs with age...hehe.  Then it hit me to some extent I can have it.  I just got to get back to my work out routine.  I have done so much better with my eating excluding times here and there like this last weekend.  And was doing good with working out, but with winter in that is my downfall.  But with a big event I get to dress up for here in a little over a month, and the want of some of those pretty dresses and cute spring clothes that are starting to show up, I am going to make some of those wishes a reality.  I won't get to eat whatever I want back, but I will get that then slender back with now's upstairs...hehe. 
Of course right when I make the determination to get back on that full speed wagon is when the super cold weather is headed in....oh well I will figure out how to get around it.  I want it that much this time.  And when the will power starts to fade I only need to take my oldest to the mall to look at dresses again. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My FIL is Awesome!

Almost 2 weeks ago the hubby's parents came into town.  We have been planning to replace the carpet throughout the bed rooms and the hallway to them.  My FIL and BIL both do floor work so FIL came in to lay the floor for us.  The day after they arrived he began to work on the hallway.  We had pulled up the carpet there a long time ago because I couldn't handle the smell anymore.  The previous owners' dog had peed all on it and it was attracting my old dog to do the same.  And no matter how much I scrubbed the smell was there.  And each time it rained the smell was infuriating.  The hubby pulled it out one day because it was making my mood so horrific...THANK YOU SWEETIE!  Well I went to do grocery shopping to get out of his way.  And upon my return about 2 hours later, the hall was almost complete!  The girls bedrooms followed within the next couple days.  On Sat him and hubby began our bedroom.  We were just a little short of what we needed so only half of the bedroom got done till Tuesday since we had to wait till Monday so hubby  could get the rest we needed.
It is complete now and looks fabulous.  Hubby has a couple things to do to finish it completely such as put those little seam things in from where the wood meets the tile in the rest of the house and the carpet we left in the bedroom closets.
I am so very thrilled though.  It looks awesome!!  Before and after pictures coming soon.  We are painting our bedroom soon so I will wait for that.  I am also using this as inspiration to get rid of tons of stuff we don't need.  We have way too much junk that just makes for more than needed work.
I also am thrilled with the cleaning of the new floors.  I knew it would come in handy with pets, but no idea how soon.  The night right after the floors were done my poor older dog got super sick.  I woke up to her getting sick and once got the light on discover the poor thing (and sorry for this) had it coming out both ends.  And at 4 in the morning when you are so very very tired after what was the beginning of a 2nd super duper rough week of work and worried about your poor old dog, scrubbing carpet is not what you want to do.  I loved that is just took some paper towels a  couple sprays of cleaner and a few wipes and it was clean!  I am also happy to report she was doing well by the time I went in to work.  Definitely dehydrated and drinking lots of water but gave me a few happy tail wags.  I am also so thankful my MIL loves her and was there to keep an eye on her while I was at work...looks like it was a quick doggy stomach bug.
More from the past couple of weeks, but I will make that another day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Where's your corner?

Last night when cleaning out my room, I started with (and due to my laziness *sheepish grin* still need finish) my sewing area.  I started rolling out my rolling drawers and bagging up my fabric.  I moved them to the spot in front of the living room window. The hubby looked and thought that might actually be a nice spot for me to make my sewing spot. 
With the way the living room is arranged it doesn't feel like it is in the middle of the living room area.  I am back and forth with the idea.  It would be nice not to be in the bedroom where it would disturb my husband when I have the itch to sew late.  Not due to the noise, but the light.  But in the living room I couldn't escape to be on my own working when the others are watching TV or when the kids have company over and are playing the Wii.  I also couldn't just close a door on my mess when someone drops by.
I guess that basically talks me out of the location even if it had started to grow on me.  My question is where do you have your corner set up if you don't have an extra room in the house to make your own?  I know there are books and websites for making home offices in little spots, but are there any for sewing corners?  Help please.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making Changes

I am in the middle of clearing out my bedroom so this weekend my hubby and FIL can put in new floors in the hallway and bedrooms.  I am going to miss the cush of carpet on my oh so tired feet after work, but am looking forward to the look and easy clean up!  No more scrubbing carpet to never have it truly cleaned.
With changes around the house and changes for me with work ( I am FINALLY scheduled to take my test next month) I had the itch to make some changes on here.  We'll see if I stick with these changes or make more again soon.
For now back to my cranberry-grape juice and clearing out the room before I study.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Getting the internet back means...

lots of unproductive time. We had a bundle package with our TV, phone, and Internet and the price was just creeping up to out of control. So we decided it was time to let it go and shop around. Well shopping took longer than we planned. For now the solution is digital cable so we could have wifi for all our various gadgets. We are going to for now hook up the digital antenna receiver and use netflix on our various game consoles for our TV watching. We may later find a cable company if we can find one with a price we like. And our cell phone plan changed some time ago leaving us with plenty of talk time so we have decided to do without a home phone. All of this is leaving a much needed decrease in our monthly bills. I do miss some of my shows, but not as much as I appreciate having that extra money. Especially with gas and grocery prices creeping up again.

But so the return of some TV and my computer use the night before my day off has left me only getting a little done here and there today. Oh well, like everyone says it will all be there tomorrow so have a little me time today.

So in November we went to my Aunt Minnie's in OK for Thanksgiving. We went with my parents and my brother's family. It was nice to have our first holiday with all of us and all our kids.

In December we celebrated the arrival of my friend Lori's second little boy. Thought he was going to come too early a few times but after a couple of scares he calmed down and waited a proper amount of time arriving 2 weeks before his due date (but her babies grow fast so she usually needs to deliver early.

We also celebrated the life of Lori's mom, Ann. After 9 years of battling breast cancer, her fight was finished on December 29. She was an amazing woman who did so much in her 69 years. I had been close to her for over 23 so it was a rough loss for me too. She a strong and loyal child of God and I know I will see her again in all her glory. Love you "Mom"!

That is a short summery of the past couple of months. Most of it was just spent staying busy with the usual stuff. No good projects done. Those will be starting soon though because I have lots to work on for Austin.

Time to get off here though. Got to get cleaning done and dinner made and I have finally scheduled my certification test for the end of February so I better get to studying too.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


HAVE INTERNET AGAIN!!! SO EXCITED! I know there is no way to catch up on 2 months of blog reading, but hopefully I can get time tomorrow to get all of you (if there is any of you left) caught up on most of the last two months for me.
It's late but I had to post of my return! :D