November 24, 2009
I bought New Moon yesterday morning and finished it this morning. On my way home from work I'm gonna stop and get Eclipse & probably Breaking Dawn as well. I mean what happens if I finish Eclipse by Thanksgiving and I'm not able to get Breaking Dawn until monday.... I don't think I would make it!!!! LOL
I love how the books just flow from one to the other! Sure there may be a little gap in time but it's the same story through the books. I plan on watching Twilight sometime this weekend while I'm at my mom's and then going next weekend with the girl I work with to see New Moon!
Ok so that's pretty much all that is going on with me... Read, Work, Read, Work, Read... :)
November 23, 2009
We didn't really do anything this weekend. Out to eat (fast food) a couple of times and picked up a table that my boss gave to me.
Yesterday his grandmother flew in so we spent a little time with her before going home to eat dinner. Last night, while having dinner, we watched UP. I've heard that the first was sad but I boo-hooed through the entire movie! I even cried after the movie was over! It was really cute and really funny but definately a tear jerker. I'm not really surprised I cried because I cry at sappy commercials .... seriously.
I'm so ready for Wednesday to be here so that I know I'm that much closer to my 4 day weekend. I know the 4 days will fly by because we have something planned each day but I'm so excited to start cooking and spending time with families!!!
November 20, 2009
Well I'm about 200 pages in already and I'm completely obsessed. I will probably be done with book 1 by tomorrow at the rate I'm going!!!!
I can't believe I have joined this crazy twilight frenzy but here I am... on the other side. :-D
I have no idea what our plans are for the weekend but I know there will be some major house cleaning tomorrow before Adam's grandmother gets here on Sunday. Maybe we can get some Christmas shopping in too!
Have a great weekend!!!
November 19, 2009
I still have folders to add and may take over the top of this whole bookshelf. This is in my dining room so it's very central for me. Usually every gets piled on the bar or the island. Luckily my house is very narrow so this is only 2 steps away and right in plain sight. I had originally planned to set up my command center in the living room at a built in desk but I don't think I would stick with. I'm very much an "out of sight, out of mind" kind of person. I would still be searching for something and realize an hour later it was in my the proper place.
Today is Adam's last day of vacation until his next week off in December (except for his Thanksgiving holidays off) and he's coming all the way to my work to eat lunch with me! I miss that so much. When he used to work nights he would come eat lunch with me a couple times each month. We didn't do it too often because his truck has horrible gas mileage and I work 25 miles from home. I'm very excited :)This weekend his grandmother is coming in from CA and staying with his parents for two weeks. I can't believe the holidays are here! Like in 1 week!
Next week will be crazy:
Thursday ~ Thanksgiving with Adam's family
Friday ~ Black Friday shopping, Nap, and then I'm staying the night at my mom's for some bonding time
Saturday ~ Wake up early and help my mom cook all day. Adam's comes over around lunch and visits and we have dinner.
Sunday ~ Going to go cut our Christmas Tree and then come home and decorate!!!!
November 18, 2009
Yep that is a pile of my husbands socks that have holes in them or are just worn out. There is also a bag you can see (with the green top against the wall) where I bought him new socks. A few receipts, paper towels from his pockets, and some other odds and ends were in this pile. At least he doesn't spread it around the house I suppose....(gotta stay positive here)
This discovery came about from a blog I'm following (Home Sanctuary) and there is a small challenge each day to complete and you get points... awesome. Yesterday's was the sock drawer. Well my sock drawers are actually in really good shape but I knew that Adam had thrown a "couple" of socks behind the closet door so I used that as my challenge. Our dresser is in our closet conveniently next to the door so I was unaware of the severity of this problem as I'm never in the closet with the door shut.
I didn't take an after picture but I can assure you that all the socks have been properly disposed of (couldn't donate because they were very holey... not sure if you can donate socks anyways?). Crazy crazy man but I love him :)
Today's challenge is to eliminate piles or stacks. That will be very hard for me. I can go through a stack and weed things out but it will be VERY hard for me to actually eliminate it all together! We'll see how many I do.
Have a great day!!
(Did spellcheck before submitting ... no misspelled words... it's like getting a 100 on test!)
November 17, 2009
Anyways I just hate to BOTHER people. I hate to try to SELL them something. Especially this time of the year and with the economy. Yes people NEED life insurance but they don't see the need nor do they want to pay that money each month. I hope I can get it together today and get on the phone!
Last night I had a Mary Kay meeting. I'm trying to start over in my business because we could really use that extra income. Especially if something happens with Adam's job. I don't have a plan yet but I'm going back to the beginning and just keeping it simple.
Don't reinvent the wheel, just repurpose it.
Basically I need to take ONE idea make it mine and run with it. Very simple.
I have found a few blogs that I absolutely love. I have been searching for ideas about getting my home organized (especially after finding Adam's drivers license in my drawer a year later). My first step is going to be to set up a Command Center. I'm not going any further than that one idea for now. I've picked out the little storage bin I want and I've picked out the area in my home. I just need to get the bin to get started (hopefully after work today).
Check out these blogs:
Lastly I'm looking for a self paced bible study. I've never done one but I've always wanted to. I've searched the internet and found several that I have to purchase but I don't want to spend a bunch of money at the moment. If there is something inexpensive (less than $10) then I will get it.
November 16, 2009
Anyways we had some really bad chinese food and then went home. I'm swearing off chinese food FOREVER. I don't care for it because all I pretty much eat is white rice and the breaded fried chicken and it's not worth the $9 for a buffet. Adam loves chinese and it was next door to the hair place so we went over. It was gross! I'm officially done with it!
Anyways.... Saturday I did my usual house cleaning chores (dishes, laundry, dusting, and a little bit of pick up) and we were lazy pretty much the rest of the day. Adam showed his sister how to change the oil and her car and we hung out with them for a bit. We went to a surprise B-day party in the evening for a couple of hours and then came back home and fell asleep on the couch... Actually I pretty much passed out as soon as I sat down!
Sunday we played some pool at the in-laws and then got ready to go to town. Adam dropped me off (he went to Lowe's) at a new Beauty place ULTA that just opened because they had Big Sexy Hair hairspray on sale for $5.99 (reg like $16). Very exciting! Most of their stuff was higher than Wal-Mart but with their rewards program it may come out cheaper. It's not in a very convenient location for me so I'll probably continue my Wal-Mart loyalty unless there is a great sale like the hairspray. Then we did our grocery shopping and I'm very excited that I was able to get 99% of my Thanksgiving ingredients that I'm making. I just need potatos & pie crusts. I better get that today or tomorrow. There is already a chicken broth shortage!
Adam is on vacation Monday - Thursday and plans on getting a lot accomplished around the house. He has several things planned but I'm really praying he finishes our guest bath that we started earlier this year. It will be SO GREAT when that is done! I'm also praying that he enjoys his time off and doesn't worry too much about a potential layoff or loss of hours. All weekend he basically chanted we can't afford it and we're broke. I am keeping a tight rein on our funds but I still feel that we have to enjoy ourselves and go out to eat or just goof off everyonce in a while. There is no way we could go into lockdown at home and be happy. We are trying to only go to Tyler once in a weekend rather than 2 or 3 times. That saves a lot of gas and time!
Have a fabulous Monday!
November 13, 2009
Last night a little after I got home Adam & I got into an argument about something stupid. Well he was in the living room watching tv and I was in the kitchen making dinner. Lexi kept coming in to the kitchen sitting at my feet and staring at me. I didn't realize that she was doing the same thing to him. She would jump up on the couch, stand on him practically, stare him straight in the eye and then look in the kitchen. Well he came in to the kitchen, we apologized and everything was better. He turned around and said to Lexi "Do you feel better now that me and your momma have made up?" She took off to the living room and started playing with her toys like normal. I didn't realize all this happened until he told me what she was doing to him on the couch. I love that little mutt so much!
Today at work I was cleaning out my personal drawer. This is where I keep the payroll stuff for all the employees here as well as all my personal bills. I pay bills at the office because I live in the booneys and have SLOW Internet. Anyways I had a pile of junk in there that I decided to go through... Renewals for magazine subscriptions, bills I had paid and forgot to take home to file, scraps of paper with notes about something I needed to do etc etc etc. In all of this I found an unopened envelope addressed to Adam. I opened to see what it was.. figuring it was junk mail or something. Well it was actually his drivers license from when I renewed it in 2008. Ya that's right over a year ago.
I renewed his license online like I do all the time and then we waited and waited and waited. I tried calling to see if they could tell when it was mailed but they wouldn't talk to me. Adam was always working during their hours so he could never call. Well sometime around July or August of THIS YEAR he had jury duty that got dismissed so I told him to go by the DPS and see what happened. Well he did and they said since he waited a dang year he had to do a lost DL and just get a new one. So of course he did that and it was promptly mailed to him.
Now I'm faced with a dilemma. I can't hide this from him. Seriously I CANNOT lie nor can I hide things. It eats at me and I confess all my crimes. So I'm probably going to go home tonight and confess that a year worth of worrying he was going to get a ticket was all my fault because I'm the most unorganized person on this planet. Ugh! I think it's hilarious that I've found it but then again I'm a little disgusted with myself for having it the whole time and not knowing it. Obviously it's been a while since I've cleaned out this drawer!!
Now if I could only find the cord to my camera so that I could charge it......
Have a great weekend!!!!
November 12, 2009
What will happen to the families of the men layed off? It's almost Christmas and there are not an abundance of jobs in our area. All of the manufacturing plants, like where Adam works, are either laying people off or closing down all together. We thought we were "lucky" because after his company filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier this year they haven't layed off even one person.
I'm scared but I'm not worried about what will happen to us if he is without a job. I know we will be taken care of. I know we will survive but I just feel devastated for all the families in our communites this holiday season. I pray that they will find the true meaning of Christmas in Jesus and not the "stuff". I pray that no one will go hungry. I pray that our local organizations, PATH, The Salvation Army, Food Banks, & Churches will receive an abundant amount of donations to help out the greater need this year. I'm also praying that if Adam is one of the ones layed off he will have Faith that God is going to provide for us.
Please pray for the families that will be envolved and that are already struggling from layoffs and other financial problems.
EDIT: Thank you for your prayers! Just got a call from Adam saying that as of right now he isn't being layed off. The did lay-off 12 people and moved another 20 around between machines & shifts. As of now Adam is still where he was but is having to take over a maintenance person's job that was layed off in addition to what he already does. We are very thankful that he has ANY job though. He is also scheduled to work tomorrow so that is another answered prayer! Thank you!
November 11, 2009
Thank a soldier today!
I didn't do so well yesterday with my squats that I challenged myself with. I only did about 10 so I'm challenging myself (AND YOU) to do this again today! I know I can do more than 10! I'm still looking for anyone to join me in this journey :)
Today is my go home early day so that we can go to the chiropractor. I love be able to leave 45 minutes early :). Also this evening the band is practicing and I can't wait to hear them. I think they are now officially a full band! I can't wait until their first show!
So that's pretty much it today! Have an awesome Wednesday! The weekend is almost here :)
November 9, 2009
I had a follow up with my Dr today to check my birth control because he changed some stuff up last time and also to check my blood pressure. For some reason I have normal blood pressure everywhere except his office. It jumps to 140s over 90s! So he has me log my BP a month before I come and bring in the log. My logs are 120s over 70s which are "beautiful" he says. So today I was pretty nervous because I knew that it was going to be bad again and he was going to say I needed to come back in 3 months blah blah blah. I've prayed a lot this morning and took a Guidepost to read while I waited on him. (He does rounds at the hospitals in the AM so gets there right at 8:30 - my appt time)... Anyways I read in the lobby for a few minutes and then the nurse called me back to do my BP. I cringed but tried not to get over anxious... I think I make my BP go up because I get so worked up about it!
Today my BP was 121/80..... HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! So he of course said it was "beautiful" as well as my log and I'm released to not come back until my annual appt in August! Woo Hoo HAPPY DANCE!!
I did talk to him about getting on prenatul vitamins now and possibly going off of Birth Control at my annual or sometime in the beginning of 2011. I haven't discussed this with Adam yet but will over the next year and of course I would never do this without us talking about it and agreeing. I just want to be prepared ahead of time!
Now this brings me to my original topic for the day! It hit me that if I do get off the pill in a year I could be a mom in about 2 yrs.... HOLY COW! So I really want to take a look at my life and not necessarily change it but I want to be a better me. I HAVE to lose weight. No more playing around wah wah wah stuff. This is serious. I need to think about the future now instead of oops I'm pregnant... I sure wish I wasn't 200lbs!
This is something I've been thinking about the past few days and the food isn't so bad for me to figure out. My main problem is when do I work out? I wrote out on paper a sample week day to see where I could put work out time in.... I'm still looking for that time slot. So I'm taking it to the people... well the people that are interested in ready my blog anyhow...
This is a sample and usually pretty normal for me.
Up at 5:30am - Shower
5:45am - Get Adam's stuff ready for breakfast & lunch in his lunchbox, Feed Lexi & Chloe
5:55am - Start getting ready (make-up) and watch DVR
6:30am - Kiss Adam goodbye and start fixing my hair
7:15am - Dressed and ready. Clean up the kitchen, get my lunch ready, gather my stuff for work, clean up after Lexi (inside dog) & put her in the kennel, Meds to Pepper (outside dog).
7:30am - Out the door to work.
8:15am - 5:00pm - Work
5:00pm - Run any errands or straight home
5:45pm - Home if I went straight home. Kiss Adam hello & start dinner
5:45pm - 6:45pm - Cooking time (depends on what I make). Usually during this time I clean up the kitchen as I cook, start a load of laundry, put up any laundry that was from the day before, clean out cat litter, etc.
6:45pm - Sit down to eat dinner & watch some tv
7:00pm - Make lunches for the next day, clean up the kitchen, change over the laundry, start a new load of laundry if needed.
7:30pm - Usually this is time Adam & I spend together watching tv, talking, or just laying on the couch. This could probably be work out time but I'm honestly exhausted and ready to sit still until it's time for bed. Also it would suck to give up this time with just us. But possible option here.
8:30pm - Change over laundry again, throw clean stuff in a basket if I did 2 loads. Bed time.
Now if I have to run errands after work ... even so much as picking up something for dinner it could throw me off 30 - 45 minutes because of traffic. Not good but it happens. With better menu planning and thinking ahead I'm sure I can eliminate this problem.
My weekends are not really scheduled so I couldn't tell you what I do then. I can definately fit some excercise time into both Saturday and Sunday. This time of the year a walk down our road would be great!
So I would like to know what other busy people like ya'll are doing to fit in excercise time. I can't imagine what it will be like with kids!!
One thing I would love to start doing again is challenging myself. The first time I did the Biggest Loser Club and lost weight I was successful because I joined the groups and challenges. I'm still a member (wasted $20/mo for the past 4 mos.) and I'm getting back into it. BUT I think I may get overwhelmed with the groups & challenges right now so I'm going to challenge myself (AND YOU) each day to do something.
Today's challenge for myself is to see how many squats I can do at work today! Shouldn't be too hard. I have my own office so my co-workers won't see me. Doesn't require sweat so doing this at work will be easy. (TIP: When I did a challenge like this before I would do at least 5 squats every time I went to the bathroom - Adds up if you are downing water throughout the day!).
So please give me your thoughts and opinions of all this! I need encouragement, motivation, and would love to have anyone doing this with me :-D
Saturday we slept in and had a late breakfast. I got a lot of laundry done and some other random things around the house. Most important I vacuumed my bedroom! I don't know why but I've been procrastinating on that and now that it's done my room feels so much better! Saturday night we went to Adam's parents and played a few games of pool on their new table and visited with his family.
Sunday we got up pretty early and ran to Hawkins to get breakfast and a sunday paper pretty much in our pjs. After another lazy morning we got ready and went to Tyler for Bird Food & groceries. Adam had to be back by 2 to go to band rehearsal. My brother-in-laws band has been looking for a new lead singer and a bass player. I think that they have found both! The singer is awesome! They are practicing Wednesday and hopefully can get a gig soon! I'm really excited for them!
Have a fantabulous Monday!!!!!
November 6, 2009
My cousin, who is 6 months pregnant, is stationed at Ft Hood. I'm SO THANKFUL she is safe and that I found out about the entire situation via her Facebook post. I would have been so worried had I not known she was ok as I'm sure a lot of people where until they found out their loved ones were ok.
Please please keep the families of the 13 killed, the 30 injured, and the other families involved in these peoples lives in your prayers. This is absolutely devastating!
November 5, 2009
God has never given us more than we can handle. When we first moved out on our own we didn't make near the money we do now and somehow it all worked out so I know that we are going to be ok but it's hard not to see all the bad.
I'm trying to see all the positive:
He'll be home on Fridays and have a 3 day weekend which will mean that he will be in a better, not over worked, mood. He can do more around the house or outside like he wants to (that doesn't require funds for building or redoing something anyway). I know there's more but that's the two I have for now.
Other than this news life is great. I mean really great. I'm so thankful for the life I have and the relationship Adam & I have. It's really awesome. I'm not really sure how I'm one of the lucky one's that found my other half so early in life.
Sorry I've been very sentimental lately... I can't help it. Well back to work for me. Today has been incredibly busy with claims and people needing complicated things!
Have a great Thursday!!
(Edit: Adam just message me to say he's working tomorrow! YAAAAA Thank you God!)
November 3, 2009
This very well may be a long post (not that that's very unusual for me)!
Last week I ended up taking off work early Thursday and Friday to get stuff done. I'm so glad I took off early Thursday because that's when I made all my food and it took FOREVER. I made a cake, cookies, and a spinach ham roll and not only did they have to be cooked but assembled, decorated, etc.
Friday, Adam took a vacation day to get things done around the house and by 3pm he was calling me freaking out because he hadn't accomplished as much as he wanted so I headed home to help out. Neither one of us ended up really dressing up. I had already done my make-up that morning so that part was done but I didn't do the whole white face thing I had planned. Adam's costume required make-up, glueing his mask because it fit around his face snugly, and his overall costume (He was going to be a killer scarecrow). He ended up not having time to do all that so he randomly dressed up as different things all night.... but mostly he was just himself.
We also had a great bonfire. I love bonfires one a cold night and it was definately cold on Friday!!!
We had a lot of fun and I can't wait to do it again next year! We now have a ton of halloween stuff!
Here are some pics from Friday:
Adam's pumpkins he carved. When they were lit the light orange glowed around the design (very cool!)
Sunday we hung out at the house all day and I cooked Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas for Adam and Robert. I was able to get my house back in order for the most part. The only thing left to do is get the black cobwebs off the ceiling and box up everything. First I needed a bigger plastic tub. We have outgrown our other one this year!