August 30, 2014
Garage Sale Items NOT For Sale!

Brad and I spent the morning setting things out for our garage sale. Then he had to be at work.  My mom came over to help work it while I balanced 2 toddlers.  We kept Mr. E in his high chair for the first part of the morning but Miss A wanted to run around.  Which was fine until this older lady came a little too close to where Miss A was playing.  She perked up and immediately told the lady, "You can't buy my toys!" Luckily the lady just laughed and told her that she would pass them by and look at the clothes.  Whew.  Except not.....   The next lady that came to our sale, Miss A ran down the steps and down the driveway and said, "I am having a picnic and my toys are NOT for sale!"

Oh good grief!!

I am thankful that this lady also found her funny and not rude but it was time for Miss A to go inside. We had things to sell!  ....including her toys!








August 26, 2014
Yes, No, Maybe So...Today, Tomorrow, or the Next Week

We heard from our realtor today.  After a long story, we may hear back tomorrow...or we may not that our offer may or may not have been accepted.  Huh??

This conversation did make me laugh. It was very sweet for her to call. :)  

(Planners don't do well with out a plan!)

*** On another note, I had a yummy dinner at Panera with friends and a fabulous Pumpkin Spice Latte! Welcome to Fall! We were all standing outside chatting in the 100 degree weather drinking hot fall drinks. :)








August 25, 2014
Homework or Blog.... Is That a Question??

Here I am in the silence of a building other than my home. I am trying so very hard to concentrate on good ole Cultural Geography, which underneath my sarcasm I truly enjoy.  All I can think about is everything going on in my life at the moment.

Took Miss A to the dentist this morning.  The only way she got excited to go was when she asked if she could call the doctor "Doc McStuffins".  And she did call the nurse and the doctor that! It was quite funny.



Sadly though, she has bottle rot on 7 of her teeth! Wait. What?? We have to have her sedated next week so they can fill it in.  No, she doesn't still have a bottle.  She does however sneak chocolate milk in the middle of the night after I have brushed her teeth.  Ugh!  I am a little nervous about it all. I understand why they are going to sedate her. I just don't like the thought of my 3 year old being under anesthetic. 

We are also in the process of buying a newer home.  The only hang up is that it is a Short Sale home.  If you know anything about short sales, they are anything but short.  The term originated from the owner not paying their mortgage, so they were short making the payments. It has nothing to do with our purchase. 

I am so ready to move and there is no end in sight as to when we will close.  In the mean time I want to start packing so everything isn't just thrown into a box at the last minute. But what is the point?  To have boxes sitting around cluttering the place?  :)  At least the important things are being packed!  lol




If you are bored and want to come do my homework for me, I will not complain....unless you aren't very smart. I need A's. :)

Although I am supposed to be doing homework at the moment, I have found this to be more therapeutic.  And Facebook seems more boring with its endless videos and equally endless advertisements that flood my newsfeed.  All I want to see is what my good friends have going on in their life.  So please do something fun and tell me about it. :)








August 23, 2014
If I Were an Alcoholic Would You Offer Me a Drink??

If I told you I was an alcoholic, would you say, "It's just one drink."? 

 .... I am not an alcoholic.

But an addiction that is very real to me is food.  I have very little self control.  When I am trying to eat healthy, please do not say, "It's okay to splurge every once in a while." It is a real struggle for me and rarely is it just one splurge.

So many people will say, "I just can't seem to lose weight." Then they list everything they have eaten. Well is it any wonder?

I have to be diligent. Please do not send snacks home with us. Please do not leave snacks at my home.  I am at home ALL.DAY.long. And I truly struggle to ignore them staring back at me.

I am not asking you to change your habits. I am only asking that you do not encourage me to stay unhealthy with you just to make you comfortable.

This isn't just about weight loss for me.  This is about my health.  Unhealthy eating runs in my family as well as diabetes.  I am not looking to develop this nor am I willing to pass it on to my children.  I am taking steps to change the unhealthy lifestyle that has gone on long enough.  Thank you for those of you that have been one to encourage me. I appreciate you!!!  To those of you that have enabled me, thank you for caring enough about me to start taking your snacks home with you and to no longer say, "it's just this once."  ;)  I love you all and I am glad you love me.

*I need true friends to help me stay on track.
*Friends help friends succeed.
*Friends do not enable. 
*Friends encourage.
*Friends don't scold or embarrass when slip ups happen. They say things like, "Better luck next time."
*Friends challenge friends to do the right thing.








August 15, 2014
Where has the time gone? 3 years in Fast Forward

Wow! The last time I posted was April 2011 after the birth of Baby A!  She is now approaching 3 1/2 years old and as spunky as ever!  This girl a walking comedy act.  I think most 3 year olds are. The funny things they say are mainly due to learning the language. But since she is the only 3 year old in our home, (thank goodness) she will be the one dominating that category for this blog.




On April 13, 2013, Baby E was born.  




Short Summary: When he was born he had jaundice. No big deal normally. Normally wasn't the case for us. They released us from the hospital when he was 24 hours old and told us to report back the next day to check his levels.  By the end of that week he had to be in the "baby tanning bed" (the bilirubin lights). 



This made me so sad. I couldn't take him out unless he was eating. All I wanted to do was hold him.  Every day we had to go back and forth to the hospital to have his liver levels checked.  When he was 2 1/2 weeks he started coughing and became very sick.  The day before he turned 3 weeks old, I had to do CPR on him to get him to start breathing again. We called 911 and he was rushed to the children's hospital and admitted to the PICU where he was diagnosed with Pertussis, whooping cough.  We stayed in the hospital for 24 days. He was released with a monitor, which we kept on him for 7 months.



Today, Baby E is 16 months old and completely healthy.  His smiles light up the room.  He is as rambunctious as any healthy boy could be. He is comparable to a goat! lol  He climbs and he eats EVERYTHING!  :)





L'il C is 13 1/2 and in the 8th grade. Holy Cow! She is super tender and compassionate.  Smart. Funny. Talented.  She loves to sing. She is still in dance and this year has started taking piano. In a month and half she is more advanced than I was in 9 years of piano.  lol  This year she has begun thinking of ways to positively impact the new school she is attending.  She is everything I could hope for in a teenager.  We  undergone some life changes this year and although it has been a struggle emotionally, she has shown how strong she really is.  She meets each day with a smile.  Pride emits from my being with the young lady she has become.




For the last 3 1/2 years I have been able to be a stay at home Mommy.  I love it! Most days I keep my sanity. Then there are the other days....Ha!  Mommy needs alone time as well as adult conversation time. :)  I have also been enrolled in college full time the last 3 semesters.  I shouldn't have blown all of my time 18 years ago when I didn't have so many responsibilities.  (Oh well I had fun back then. Isn't that what matters??) ha!



Mr.C is still as amazing as ever.  I thank God for him every day. He is my rock and he definitely is a good lifeline to have around. :) He keeps me balanced with his suave debonair. (50 cent word!)  He has many facets to keep up and running at all times. He is extremely good at juggling everything in his life. He is a hard worker, loving father, and attentive husband!



I know not blogging over the years has made my reading audience plummet. (Because my google log screams it at me.) But welcome back. I have returned. :)








June 20, 2011
Arrival 04/27/2011



Who knew that I would go into labor the last day I posted. I went to the hospital that night at 11:30 and they kept me. I was dialated to a 5. Miss A came into this world at 10:17 Wednesday morning. She was 6 pounds 15 ounces and was almost 21" long. It was a smooth easy labor/delivery. We are so glad she is finally here.



As much as she was in my ribs at 21" and the fact that she is constantly kicking her left leg I know why I was so uncomfortable the last couple of months.



It is hard to believe she will be 8 weeks old in 2 days. I know my sister has been bored without my posts but I have enjoyed not being on the computer and just hangin' out with my new little one.










April 26, 2011
Down for the Count

My doctor gave me one more time to consider being induced before he left this week for Pennsylvania. I declined knowing full well that the odds were against me being able to wait until he got back to have this baby. Not a betting person, but I am fairly certain she will be here before the weekend since he won't be back until Sunday evening.

I have had to miss 2 out of town field trips with L'il C not knowing when she will be here. Sad about that. I don't like being in control of my life/schedule. My friends make fun of me because I carry my planner around. They call it my Bible. I just plan ahead and truly am lost without it. This week I have had to say "pending on this baby" about EVERYTHING!!!

Any takers on betting when she will be here? :D










Laughter ♥ Sarcasm ♥ Love
Seems well-balanced to me... therefore I will not be taking a poll!

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Garage Sale Items NOT For Sale!
Yes, No, Maybe So...Today, Tomorrow, or the Next W...
Homework or Blog.... Is That a Question??
If I Were an Alcoholic Would You Offer Me a Drink?...
Where has the time gone? 3 years in Fast Forward
Arrival 04/27/2011
Down for the Count
What do you keep from your past?!
Naked
We Are Wanted for Robberies in Arkansas!!


















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