Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Despite the things that are making me sad right now, I am trying to look on the bright side (this is new for me.) I have more time for reading now, after the kids go to bed it's usually just me and I get to read complete sentences without being interrupted. It's craziness. I'm currently reading a Jodi Picoult Novel called "Plain Truth" or "The Plain Truth." I really enjoy her writing although there has been the occasional book that I couldn't get through. I have another one of her books on my "to read" shelf that I just don't think I can read. That one is called "Handle with Care" and it just breaks my heart. I've also started watching Grey's Anatomy. As usual I'm tardy for the party and I'm only on season 3 while the rest of the U.S. is on season 8 or 9.
With all of this new found free time I've decided to start sewing again. I'm not very good, but I think I have enough fabric to at least practice for awhile. I would love to be able to make my own dress one day, especially since I can't seem to find the one I really want. *if you happen to know where I can get a blue polka dotted white dress with a halter style neckline please let me know.*
I guess I'm done blabbing for now. Have a great day, people.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A few weeks ago I was hanging out at the outlet malls when I realized that Bath & Body Works had their hand soaps on sale 7 for $20. This being my favorite sale of the year I rushed in to buy some. There seemed to be endless options on what scents and types to get; moisturizing, foaming, anti-bacterial... I was sort of overwhelmed by all the options. Eventually I narrowed it down to the 7 soaps that I thought would be great next to my kitchen sink. As soon as I got home I stashed my generic hand soap and picked the one that I thought would smell the best, Cherry. After trying it out I discovered that the Cherry scent is actually more of a marlboro light smell than a fruit smell. Weird. I made it a 1/3 of the way through that bottle before hiding it in the closet and picking another. This time it was Cinnamon Raisin Cookie... also disgusting. What the hell? Bath & Body Works we are 2 for 2 and I'm a little bit scared to continue trying the other scents. Maybe I'll just stick to walmart soap.
All 10 of you anyway :) I just can't seem to get the hang of this whole blogging on a regular basis thing. It's not like I have anything new or interesting to say, but whatever. I promised to blog, so blog I will. We are very nearly to September and it's still incredibly hot ALL THE TIME. What is up with texas? If it's going to be that hot then all homes should be legally required to have AC. Being hot does not make me a happy camper at all. I hope that this ends some day soon.
The kids have been in school for a week and have already had a 3 day weekend. J has decided that she hates school, so every morning is a battle. She's all smiles by the time I pick her up, though. K is in 1st grade and seems to enjoy school as much as she ever has. She loves learning and socializing, so something that combines both of her favorite things at the same time is bound to be a hit. I'm glad that school has started for them, but sad that I'm not able to continue my classes this year. Hopefully soon we will get stationed else where and I can get back to the way things were. Well, I've run out of mundane topics to talk about so...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I've been feeling all sorts of BLAH lately. I think part of it has to do with where we live. I really hate it here and I'm trying my best to make the most of it, but it's not working. It's hard to make the best of something when we're broke all the time and it's too hot to enjoy anything outside that might be free. My mom and brother just left and I had a good time while they were here. We went to the zoo and to a museum and... other stuff, I'm sure, I just can't remember it.
Chris should be home this weekend and hopefully he will actually fix the swamp cooler this time. It's been 90 degrees in my house for most of the month and he doesn't think it's a big deal, at least he didn't until I had a breakdown.
I miss Georgia, we spent so long there that it started to feel like home, and for someone who doesn't have a home that's a big deal. I want to go to the beach and build a sandcastle and see actual water. I never see that here, we have all the sand you could possibly ever want, but no water.
Well, I'm done rambling for now.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
It's been rough since being here, but actually getting to socialize and what not has made it much easier. I'm glad that I already had people here who have been through this transition or are going through it. I'm also glad to have someone who is further away, but willing to listen to my crying over the injustice of this place. Well, my perceived injustice anyway. My goal is to try my hardest to enjoy my time here and not just go through the motions. I want to actually be present during my time here, which is incredibly hard to do if all I want to do is hide under my blanket. So, for the length of my sentence here (probably not a helpful way to look at it,) I am going to put my best foot forward, hold my head high, and do all those other things that motivational speakers have turned into cliches. It will be awesome. I hope.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
My goal is to accomplish absolutely nothing. I do not, under any circumstances, want to leave the house today. I have been out everyday since before we left Ga and I am so done with that. Kiana started school on Wednesday and she LOVES it. Only problem is that they are doing the same crap she did her first month of kindergarten and that just does not work. Jasmine has been having tantrums everyday about going to school and I am TRYING to make her appointment so that they can do whatever testing they feel is necessary, but I can't get on the phone with the lady. It took her a week and a half to finally call me back and I missed the phone call and now can't get her on the phone. UGHHHHHHHH.
I finally got to watch Shrek 4 last night. We took the kids to see it when it was in theaters, but Lauren decided that I would be better off in the hallway than in a not so comfy chair watching the 3d movie I had just paid 12 bucks to see. Better late than never and, according to Fiona and Shrek better out than in. Have a good weekend folks. :)
Monday, February 21, 2011
Holy bejeeebus is Texas HUGE! We were in this gigantic state for at least three days before finally arriving in El Paso. We stopped just after the texas border for the night and then headed to Killeen to visit my brother in law, where my 6 year old confused his new girlfriend for his old girlfriend (embarrassing.) Then we drove in some snow and ice, which is always a blast, before stopping for the night in lordknowswhere, Texas. Maybe some of you have seen it on the map? Then FINALLY we made it to El Paso and spent a good 45 minutes driving in circles. Thanks to Julie, David, Sara and google maps (no thanks to Garmin) we finally made it on post only to discover that there was no room in the inn despite our reservation. I'm not sure what I did to this place the last time I was here, but it doesn't seem to like me much. We finally found lodging in a motel on the east side and begun our search for a house and after 3 weeks in a hotel we got to move into our furniture less home. YAY! Now a week after moving in we have most of our furniture, cable, internet, and phone and are well on our way to making this place like home. All I need now is for people to visit me.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The cursor is sitting there blinking at me, willing me to type something. I seemed much more prepared to blog before I actually attempted to do it. Now it seems I have nothing to say, however, Priscilla said, "blog once a week," and the Barney Stinson in my head shouted "challenge accepted." So, here I am, typing randomness into a box and asking people to care... or at least pretend to care.
Man, oh man, I'm pooped. Spent all day doing random little things and now my head feels like it's been put through a chipper. On the plus side I got new dresser handles (YAY) and my daughter's teacher suggested the gifted program for her. She says that she needs to be able to think out side the box and question things. She also said "she knows so much, way more than is required for a kindergartner." Yup, my daughter is awesome. Well, that seems like enough to bore a few people for a minute or two. I think I'm going to take a couple tylenol and watch Law and Order: SVU
P.S We leave for texas in 12 days!