Sunday, June 29, 2008

Waiting stinks!!

So we're waiting patiently for someone to call us.
To let us know if we got an official offer.
To find out what the offer may be.
Hubby is working all day today.
I hate waiting.
I think that is why I am almost always late.


Are you ready for this??????????
We got two offers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Both people who came yesterday, are making offers.
Holy Crap!!!
I gotta pack!!

I guess lowering the price worked.....

Kinda sad, this was our first place together, our first place away from the parents. Almost 9yrs.
Good things to come. But still a bit sad!


I had an early Morning today. I met up with Chele to go meet some kitties. There were so many and so cute! It was hard to walk away empty handed. Michele found a baby and she brought him home. He seemed very happy with his new Mommy, and I heard they've been bonding and playing all afternoon. They even took a little siesta together-awww how sweet.

Meet Michele's new Baby....

Isn't he sweet. I had fun being with all the babies, so sweet. I made a friend too, I wanted to bring him home. But I wasn't sure if my Hubby or my two cats would like a new kitten. Plus he looks kinda like my Barkley who passed away 12/06. But he was just so sweet and he liked me.

This was my little friend, isn't he cute?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

keep crossing

To all of you who are crossing fingers and toes...Keep them crossed!! I just found out that we will be receiving an offer tomorrow-Hopefully a good one- But none the less an offer!!

Thank you all for you well wishes!! Hope this may be it!!

Guess seeing the stool out was a good thing!!

What the _______ ???????

First showing scheduled between 1pm & 2pm
12:18pm people show up to see house, we haven't even left yet!
I answer the door and say to buyer's realtor "we'll be out in 2 mins"
He says "Ok, we'll just go over there", I was like OK, whatever.
As I watch him and his clients walk away I realize he is going to show another condo.
One of the condos in our complex went on the market Wednesday.

Holy Heck!!!! Now we have real competition!!!!

So now that they were 40 minutes early and now I am headed out to Great Gramma Et's.
I can't go back home till 4:30pm!! Another showing scheduled 3:45pm......*Sigh*....* Big Sigh*
The cats were crazy in the heat, and nervous nellies for being someplace else. UGH

Two good things: they are listed $5k more than we are, and when I returned one of our stools was moved so that sat there for a bit. Last time that happened the person who saw our place was looking between ours and another condo-So hopefully that is a good sign. Maybe lowering the price the $5k will help and maybe my St. Joseph will help too!!! Hope so!!

Oh and Emily had a ton of fun playing with Gramma Ethel's neighbor's kids. When she was done she came running up to us and and had a GoTee (spelling??) of dirt!! I asked her what happened and she said she ate dirt!! yes friends my daughter ate dirt, really bright!! I guess it was coming!! She then told me she tried to give K (neighbors daughter) some dirt too, but she didn't like it. Hmmmm, Wonder why??

Friday, June 27, 2008


I bought this last time I went grocery shopping. I love body wash vs. a bar soap, I feel cleaner!! Well this brand and fragrance is AWESOME, after you shower you feel moisturized, you smell pretty and even the shower and your bathroom smell pretty for a LONG time. It's a body wash, moisturizer and air freshener all in one-LOL. Right now if you go to Colgate's website there is a $1 off coupon so you can try it too!!! If you like body wash, you'll love this!!!!
Plus it's purple and I LOVE purple!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fingers, Toes and Eyes Crossed

We have a showing Saturday between 1 & 2pm. I have a good feeling, I sure hope this is the one!! Actually, do you remember when the people came and couldn't get in because the key was missing. Well they never came back, but our realtor called to let their realtor know we lowered the price and they wanna see it. We had such a hard time deciding to lower the price so I am hoping that it works. We want to move so much. If we could get an offer soon, we could possibly be in the 'country' for August. Oh how nice to have a nice yard for a month of summer. Oh to be closer to Em's school a drive of 5-10mins instead of 25mins. Windows all over the house, to catch an actual breeze. A large family room, a possible craft room -although I'd rather it be a baby's room. No more cleaning up for showings. I actual look forward to packing and moving.

Everyone cross those fingers, say your prayers and hope hope hope!!!!

**Update 11:53pm** We now have TWO people coming tomorrow!! I hope someone makes an offer!!!

We had the talk again

So my hubby & I had the job talk again. I know I need/want to find something it's been about 5months since I've worked. The money I made however so measly still helped. Now what do I do and where do I do it. Back to the limbo thing, but I don't to get some easy job at the local grocery store to make some money and then have to quit if we move. Emily's school has a teacher's aide position open and it would be prefect for me-but she is still in that school and should I be her teacher?? and I am one of the Co-directors of her school this year so I can't exactly hire myself. Oh but if that job came up again down the road I would sooooo jump on it!!! M,W,F 8:45-1:15ish & T,TH 8:45-12:15ish and NO SUMMERS!!!!! I will soooo make sure the teachers know I am interested in something like that going forward. But I can't find that perfect job. It makes me sad. Anyone ever try anything like Pampered Chef or Lia Sophia or Avon. Somehow these avenues seem an easy fix, I can make my own schedule and make some money. I know that the money can be great at sometimes and sometimes its so slow the money isn't reliable. I know a few people who sold via these types of companies and did ok, I've picked their brains already. I know I would do fine after awhile, but the first few shows I would be so nervous.

UGH, why is being a Mommy so hard?? and then there is taking care of the kids.

Anyone have a job for me??

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Feeling a bit in limbo. Trying to sell this condo is so unsettling. There are some changes my husband and I want to make, but being in real estate limbo makes it hard. With these crazy gas prices he wants to look for a job closer to home. Making that change now would be hard not knowing how life will be in the 'country'. I need to find a great Mommy job to help my hubby with the finances. If I find one here I'll have to quit when we move, but if I find one in the 'country' that will be too far for a part time job. Then there is the whole keeping the house the way buyer's want to see it and not the way I want it. We have put so many of Emily's toys away and she wants to play with them. She got the cutest desk for Christmas, but I put it away for the move. Now that she is practicing writing her letters she could really use it and I don't wanna create more clutter-what to do. I don't want the desk to stay in storage never let her use it or get too big for it. I just don't know what to do about that. Then there is me, feeling trapped inside, again due to these damned gas prices. I don't know how people live in apt buildings and never have a yard. Where I grew up there were nice places to walk, here I am cautious there are some weirdos in this 'city'. I need a yard. Not knowing if we will be here 2 months or 8months more is so stressfull!

So she thinks she can dance??

Emily is officially signed up to start dance classes in September. She is quite the excited littel girl. She has been practicing for months with her little tutu and leotard (discount store finds) and her little silver ballerina flats (she believes they are really ballet shoes). She has been telling people for the longest time that she takes ballet classes and knows how to dance. I just hope she doesn't walk into her class and tell the teacher "I already knows how to dance, watch this". I guess I should just get used to it, because I'll bet fifty she'll do it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flea from Flea's world has tagged me for a meme!
I am so new to Blogging this is the first meme I have tried to do so don't laugh if I do it wrong, I feel so silly. I was tagged when I first started blogging by April, but I really didn't know what to do (sorry April) maybe I'll look back and do it after this one-if I survive. LOL

Eight Things I Have a Passion For:
1. My Family- Emily & Jim
2. My furry family- Sebastian & Willow
3. Arts & Crafts-sewing,scrap booking,card making,collages-anything creative.
4. Photography-I would love to learn more,make money doing it,get 2 new cameras
5. Reading for fun or for learning
6. Exploring or driving around (especially in the 'country', my soon to be home)
7. TV & Tivo
8. all things Vera Bradley

Eight Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:
1. Have another baby
2. Go on a real vacation as a family
3. Be financially settled, no stress
4. Finish college
5. See Emily graduate from College, fall in love, marry, become a Mom.
6. Go to Alaska
7. Go to Australia
8. Go to Hawaii

Eight Things I Say a Lot:
1. I'd like a medium blueberry iced coffee light one splenda- LOL
2. What the 'hake'
3. Holy 'Cripes'
4. Like
5. EMMY SUE!!!
6. Stop!!
7. Shhh!!
8. Ready Freddy

Eight Books I Have Read Recently:
1.Atlanis- David Gibbins
2.Dead Aim- Iris Johansen
3.On the Run- Iris Johansen
4.Fatal Tide- Iris Johansen
5.I am Legend- Richard Matheson
6.Don't Tell- Karen Rose
7.The Big Bad Wolf- James Patterson
8.Three- Ted Dekkar

Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times:
1. Grease
2. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
3. The Wizard of Oz
4. Clueless
5. The Breakfast Club
6. Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
7. Sixteen Candles
8. Pretty in Pink

Eight People I Have to Invite to do This Meme:
1. Chele
2. Keri
3. April
4. Dawn
5. Jackie
6. Sarah
7. Heather
8. Robyn

Monday, June 23, 2008

Holy cow

So you all remember my saga with running out of gas and finally getting on the boat. Well check out this article and you'll know why I am having nightmares. I am sure it was truly just an accident. The boat's captain is a nice man and the boat goes literally about 2mph. The weather was crazy here in the 'city' that day-lost power in the mall while the storm went through. I can just imagine how it might have been out in the 'country' that day. But none the less, I can't even imagine how it might have been if we were on the boat when it happened. Thank God it wasn't the case. Just glad everyone was ok. Can you believe it?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

2 1/2 more days...

of my first week counting my WW pts. I feel like nothing has happend...hopefully I will see a change on my scale Monday. I also hope this weekend is easy-Emily has a birthday party on Saturday & Sunday we have a party for my aunt's 50th and Chele's birthday. I am on cake duty. Making a carrot cake for my Aunt's over the hill cake. Making something on the light side for Chele-so i guess I will join her. My mom is making a favorite salad of mine. My in-laws make this and it is soooooooooooo good, my brother calls it 'heart attack salad'. It is a cold broccoli salad, with cheese, bacon, red onion and a sweet mayo dressing- it is sooooooooo good. I should put it through the WW recipe builder and see how many points it is.

What a bargain!!

I went to the mall and hit a great sale. I bought Emily 5 outfits and a pair of flip flops for $17.96!!
Woo Hoo!! I sure do love a bargain!

This market is giving me a headache

So we had the big discussion we lower the price or do we keep it the same. It's been three months and we haven't had an offer. We did have one woman who was deciding between our condo and another-but obviously chose the other. But other than that, we haven't heard much. I guess I will sleep on it, I feel like we've already made the decision to lower it. I just need a few more questions answered then I can decide for sure. I just want to move.

**update 5:15pm**
We have officially lowered our price!!
Come on "someone" buy it already!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Diet Smiet....

Another Monday, another day of TRYING to lose weight. With my PCOS it's so hard to lose weight. I struggle just to not gain weight. After high school I started to put some weight on, but nothing crazy. When I felt like I was uncomfortable, I would just 'eat less'- I never really dieted or thought about dieting. When I was 26 I met the man of my dreams and even though I was about 35lbs heavier and 2sizes bigger than HS- I was happy & totally comfortable with who I was. Over the next 2-3yrs it seemed like every time I stepped on the scale I was 5lbs heavier. No matter what I did, I just was gaining, and quickly. About 6mos before I got married I found out I had PCOS. When I was planning my wedding (50lbs heavier than when I met hubby) I felt ucky and uncomfortable and was beginning to hate buying clothes. 2yrs later I FINALLY became pregnant (another 30lbs heavier). I actually did very well with my weight when I was pregnant, because PCOS has a lot to do with hormones, for 40wks I was 'normal'. After having my daughter I lost all my 'baby weight' by wk 3....but soon after I stopped nursing, again crazy hormones, I gained all the baby weight back. Now somehow and somewhere during the past 3 1/2yrs I have gained approx. 40lbs!!!! It seems like for the past 1 1/2yrs I have been struggling to maintain this CRAZY WEIGHT!!!! and thru that time I have maintained and not gained anymore- That to me is an accomplishment. I don't want to stay where I am. But of course for a MILLION & ONE reasons I want to lose weight. If I could lose 30lbs I would like to start ttc and then if I can lose 40lbs I will be at the same weight as my first OBGYN appt. So from there I would obviously try to continue losing...... If I were lucky to have another baby- I would do so many things different after their birth. When we are in the 'country' I will have more options for exercise and outdoorsy kinds of things. Living in the 'city' I feel like I am sometimes stuck inside. (WHOA-am I babbling or what??) So I am counting my WW pts today, with what little food is in the house-so far so good.......I NEED to do this!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Hi there!!
This question is mostly for the Moms out there, but I guess it relates to everyone. I've noticed that some people have "blog names" for their children or loved ones to protect their identity. But I also see people post a lot of pictures of their children. I am very new to blogging, so I am curious to how you all feel about safety and protection for those we love, especially our children. I worry about the pictures I post of my daughter potentially ending up viewed by someone I rather not view them?

Do you have any concerns re; your children's pictures online?

Why do you use "blog names"?

Do you keep the pictures up forever? Do you delete them later on?

Do you worry about weirdos peeking at your blogs?

Any safety features you know of that you can share with me?

What is wrong with me?

Why is it that sometimes something so silly, so worthless, so unimportant can eat at you and drive you crazy. I had an incident at the local Walmart-really no big deal- but the woman who worked there annoyed me so much that I can't stop thinking about it. I think it was her first gesture to me, she didn't speak a work, just a motion for me to hand her something. This one little motion, this annoying hand gesture, this smart ass look on her face has me still irked 4 1/2 hrs later. Now here it is midnight and I am tired...but I am afraid if I go to bed now I will just think about that woman and her damn gesture.

Seriously, what is wrong with me??

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just cause.......................

I am running about cleaning up the house, making things shine & sparkle...I just had to share


Fingers Crossed

Today we have 2 showings. We had one scheduled for 6:30-7:00 & now we have another for 5:00pm. I sure hope we get a bite. I wanna move to my house with a yard. I am tired of cleaning up my house like a crazy person every time someone is coming. Making sure that everything is squeaky clean and shiny. I am tired of chasing my cats around the house trying to get them into the cat carrier and then finding some random place to waste some time. Tonight I will have to be gone from 4:45pm til about 7:15-7:30pm....Too much time. I would go to the mall, but I won't leave my kitties here, I don't trust that the Realtors won't let them outside. UGH, keep your fingers crossed and wish us luck-I sure hope someone tonight will love our home. Heck, they can just like it, enough to BUY IT!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer is here....

Well today was Emily's FIRST last day of school. Summer has officially started for us. I can't believe how much she has changed, grown up and learned over the past 9months. I am so glad I sent her early, she truly enjoyed it. As I enjoyed meeting some new people, some great Teachers and wonderful Moms that have become good friends. I look forward to September after some fun this summer with Emily.

Emily's first day of preschool. Proudly wearing her big girl back pack and showing off her first homework project, a picture of a Dinosaur.

And here she is 9 months later, so grown up. I can't believe the difference in her. I love her so much!!

We started a tradition, on her first day of school we had ice cream after school at Gooseboro (a restaurant where hubby spends his Sundays during the summer months) and today we had lunch at the 'Goose' after school. It was nice, our friends own the restaurant so it was nice for them to see Emily too and chat a bit. A nice day overall. Hubby had day off to boot-woo hoo!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On a Happier Note....

So I had to get Emily's hair cut professionally, Monday. Her hair is so thick. I couldn't get it even. But here it is...the end of her haircut fiasco...... It's a cute little bob, with a little clip it looks so cute. Will be good for summer!!

Banks Suck & Target is stupid

I hate banks! Since I am a SAHM we have little funds to work with to get our bills paid etc. That is a sacrifice we chose to make. Scrimping and saving and looking for bargains. My poor dear hubby works 7days a week ,we only see him M,T,W nights and Sat mornings. he cooks at 2 friends restaurants on the weekends to try and make ends meet, thank god for them. He is tired, I miss him and now Emily is old enough to realize he isn't around and misses him dearly. We try so hard to work with what little funds we have. He just started his summer cooking job and we felt a little relief with our funds....extra money it felt good. Then today I went to check our account, balance everything and we were in the red-UGH. My hubby made 2 separate CASH deposits over the weekend and they held them as one and charged us over fees for some purchases. I called them and was like what the heck, how can you hold cash. It irritates me so!! Banks and their overdraft fees, did you know that is how they make most of their money. Then feeling so bad for my husband, I decided to apply to Target for some extra cash- I have much retail experience- I applied last Monday and spoke to someone and they said they will call me for an interview. Well 9days later and after the bank fiasco I called to check on the status. First I called and was on hold for 10+mins and decided to hang up and call back. Finally I get someone and she put the phone down and checked with someone and came back to the phone and said "we'll keep your app on file and call you if we need you", I was silent and then said "thank you". I was furious, I have many yrs experience in retail, among other talents. After all that happened this morning I lost it. Target is blowing me off. I am so angry, it was so hard for me to go there and apply for a job in the first place. To be away from my Em, to not start a new job that will last .... a sacrifice I had to make and they say they'll call me. Whatever Target, Whatever Webster- you both suck!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

'photo shoot'

Here are a few photos from our 'photo shoot', you can see her right side it a bit layered from her cut. I think these pics are so funny, because she rarely sits for a good pic anymore. And I have to say, when decorating her room while I was pregnant, I never knew that the pink I picked for her walls would make such a good backround for photos. Some of the best pics I have are in her room.
She looks so grown up in these pics, so sad to see my baby is growing up. She's a little girl now :(

The 'hair cut'

This is the first 'tuft' of hair I saw as I wandered upstairs.....

Here is the wad of hair I found in the toilet, I guess at least she cut her hair over the toilet.

Here you can see the very short chunks she cut out of the side of her hair :(

It was mostly her right side, I tried to trim it and make it even, but she has so much hair it came out uckky- again I am no pro. We ended up at the mall today and I got her hair cut. With the humidity today it dried funny and I thought, it'll do. But she just took a bath, and I blew it dry and she looks VERY cute!!

We cut it shorter for the summer. I will post picks tomorrow, we also had a 'photo shoot' before the hair cut... Some funny pics, she actually let me pose her-LOL- you'll see.

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Showing, A Showing, A Showing!!!!!

We have a showing at 12:45pm today......I have a good feeling........
Trying to think positively......I wanna move.......
I will miss my home, but I am so ready for a summer with a yard!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It may be TMI-you've been warned

So I have been considering posting this for the past two days. I wasn't sure how people would react to the *TMI*....Well I am too excited and amazed that I must post/vent. I have PCOS, I think I may have mentioned in a previous post. Basically I have a bunch of hormonal issues, a few being : hair loss (which is depressing me more and more- I used to have great hair), acne (not so much an issue, not like when I was younger- I would trade the clear face for a head full of hair anyday), I don't ovulate on my own (used fertility to have my Emmy) and then I have CRAZY abnormal periods (had them 2-4 times a yr until I was about 21- then they disappeared for good). I had my first very- own (no medical intervention) period in 10yrs the month I got pregnant with Emily and then about a 1yr & 2mos after I had Emily, I had a period. I was so surprised, I remember when learning about breastfeeding they said you can go a yr without a period, but I didn't listen because I thought that didn't apply to me. So after that first surprising period, I had a few more that year. Ever since then I have had one here and there. But this is the crazy part, I had one last month and again this month. Two in a row,that just doesn't happen to me. Why is this exciting or why am I happy about this? Well to me this means I may be ovulating on my own. I want another baby or at least I wanna try for another. I need to lose about 30-40lbs first (weight gain another fun side effect of PCOS insulin is my enemy) . Part of me feels like I wasted a month, a month I may have become pregnant on my own- but the other part of me is like I could have become pregnant last month-wooo hooo!!! I need to get my buns in gear and strictly adhere to my WW pts so I can lose the lbs. I also need to start charting my temperatures so I can see if anything is happening. They say that women with PCOS sometimes find getting pregnant the second time around is easier, I hope this applies to me. We can't afford the meds I used to have Emmy and once we are in the 'country' my RE will be far away. I know I am just babbling away here, but I am soooooo excited!!!!!!!!

Wish me baby luck!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm brushing my teeth mom......

I sent Emily upstairs for a quick nap this afternoon. She was up there for about 15mins and I heard her in the bath room. " Em what are you doing up there?" "Just brushing my teeth Mom". I heard her jump into bed and everything went quiet. About 20 mins later I went upstairs to check on her and maybe catch a few zzzzz's with her. As I walked upstairs I saw this tuft of hair in the hallway and then another on the bathroom floor.......OMG.........I said "Emily, what did you do???" as I walk into my room she pulls up the covers over her head. I then walk in to the bathroom to check everything out, and in the toilet is ALOT of hair. I almost start to cry, I say again "Emily, what did you do?" she starts to cry.....OMG, I felt so bad, My poor baby cut her hair. I didn't want to scare her, it wasn't the end of the world, she was safe. But all I could think was my poor, cute, adorable little girl is broken, her hair is a mess. I can't believe it. I will post pictures later. I was able to cut it and make it look cute- I am no pro- but it will do. She is so at that stage where she gets into everything, she was never like that so we never really "baby proofed" the house. I guess I need to re-evaluate that. UGH

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Michele, Happy Birthday tooooooooooooooooooooooo YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Boat trip, we finally made it.

Here are a few pics from the boat ride last Friday, it was well worth the wait. The weather was much nicer than it was Thurs and Emily loved hanging with the 'big kids'. The boat was adorned with a pirate flag and captained by 'Jack Sparrow' himself. Just a fun filled beautiful day,it was so nice for the 4's to let us tag along.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


We saw the most amazing double rainbow yesterday....It was the coolest thing ever. I wish I could have gotten the whole rainbow in one shot. Check out a couple of my shots, you can barely see Emily in the first one-she is my 'pot of gold'.