Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 20, 21, 22 and 23

haha, I think about it but never make it around to doing it.

Friday- I was thankful for New Moon. LOVED IT! It was so much better than Twilight!

Saturday- I was thankful for getting alot of stuff done around the house. It seems that since I'm off I always think 'oh I can do that tomorrow' and then tomorrow becomes the next day etc. Really, like laundry and taking stuff back to the library. I am such a slacker since being a SAHM.

Sunday- I was very thankful to sleep until 10:30 am. TEN THIRTY! That was amazing. We did a little Christmas shopping for my step daughters and then had a nice dinner out. great day!

Monday- Today I am thankful for our cat. Really he is M's cat that we got for her 2 Christmas' ago. I love him so much!! He lays on my lap and curls himself up in a ball. He likes to hide his head when he is sleeping. AND he snores! I swear. I have never heard a cat snore before but he does!! He is so love-able and playful. I cant imagine our life without him......he brings us all so much joy. (and I'm not a crazy animal lover)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 18 and 19

Day 18-
I am thankful for Firefox. I downloaded it because I liked the preview feature it offers. Honestly I don't use the feature that much but FF seems to run much faster than IE. I uploaded pics to FB yesterday in less than half the time it used to take me in IE.

Day 19-I am thankful for my Sedu flat iron. I love this thing. I use it almost every single day. The Husband bought it for me 3-4 yrs ago and it has been one of the best things he ever bought.....for me at least! My hair has a natural frizz to it....not enough for curl, just enough to be annoying. Its raining today so my hair is extra frizzy. Or it was until I flat ironed it. ;)

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 16 and 17

Day 16- I am thankful for my daughter. I know this is kind of a given for most people but it's extra special for people who struggle with Infertility. Sunday at the Cheer Exhibition I was overcome with emotion. I seriously thought I was going to cry, for no reason. The program hadn't even begun and I was just in awe of how brave my baby girl was. I was just so proud of her. My shy, tiny baby is now a blossoming young lady. She is an excellent student and always tries her best. All of her teachers love her. She put her all into everything she does. She just melts my heart! I may never have another baby but this baby sure does give me the warm fuzzies.

Day 17- I am thankful for headbands. I hate my new haircut. Really its just the extra layer she put drives me crazy!! So until it grows out my hair will have something in it, which is so unlike me!

This is part of Serenity Now's 27 days of Thankful.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Catch-up.....Day 13,14 and 15

Apparently it is just too much for me to blog every single day. lol

Day 13, Friday-I am thankful for the love my daughter and step daughters share. Even though this isn't my ideal situation......something I thought my life would be.......when I hear them play and giggle it makes all the nonsense of blended families go away.

Day 14, Saturday-I am thankful for a beautiful day. I LOVE sunshine.....even if its not that warm. I love wearing sunglasses and just being outside.

Day 15, Sunday-I am thankful that my daughter will be cheering in her first Cheer Exhibition. We are so excited and full of energy today. A few more hours and she will be cheering in front of 1000+ people. My shy baby.......

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Gotta go curl M's hair!!!!!!

This is part of Serenity Now's 27 days of Thankful.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Writers Workshop- The Punishment

My brother and I used to walk from the bus stop to our house. I remember many times my mom being there but I guess as we got older we were allowed to make the long trek home alone. This wasn't a typical bus stop/walk home like most people would think. This was mostly straight uphill and 1 mile long. Seriously sucky! I am 6 yrs older than my brother, which means my legs are longer and I could walk faster. lol

It seemed like he kept us going at such a slooooow pace. I would walk as usual and then have to stop to wait up for the good sister I am.

Speaking of being a good sister......Apparently one day I got tired of his slowness and tired of waiting around. What else is a girl to do? Like any normal person would do.....I picked up a rock and threw it in his direction. In his direction equalled hitting him square in the head. OH MY GOD. I was for sure that I just killed my brother and here we were in the middle of nowhere, no one around and blood is squirting out of his head. OMG. I was frantically apologizing, thinking this is my last words to him or something. So I rushed him down the driveway (we were halfway home) to the nearest neighbors house. I don't remember what happened after that until the point where we got him medical attention. I am still shook up and so sorry. My parents thought I needed to be really sorry, I guess. They made me sit in the room while he got his head stitched up. That was some serious punishment!

We both made it out alive.
I don't think I threw any rocks after that and he has no brain damage or anything.

This has been part of Mama Kat's Writer Workshop.

Day 11 and 12

Day 11 is a follow up to day 10 when I went to M's school.
M and B have been friends since they were 2 yrs old. They both went to the same daycare and since entering school they have been in the same class for 2 years. I love hanging out with these girls! Madison doesnt call B her BFF.....B has a older sister who M calls her BFF but I would say its the other way around. Earlier this year I went on a field trip and had B in my group to chaperone. The girls were so happy! So while at school this week I kinda just sat back and watched them. I watched them whisper and giggle, I watched them make eye contact and not have to say a word, yet know what the other was saying. The teacher allowed B to go to the bookfair with me and M while the rest of the class went outside for reccess. When an adult came to the bookfair you could enter your child to win a I entered both girls. Also, your child got a free bookmark and pencil.....I got one for both girls. I love these girls and their friendship! I kinda sat back and envisioned a life time full of friendship for them.
I am thankful my daughter has such great friends that she may know all her life!

Day 12- I am thankful for The Husband being home today. We lazed around this morning, went to lunch and did a tiny bit of Christmas shopping and browsing for ideas. It was very nice and unexpected! We went months without being alone and now this is the second time in days.

This is a part of Serenity Now's 27 days of Thankful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 9 and 10

Hmm this blogging every day isn't working out very well. lol I am thinking of my positives and what I am thankful for but I just don't make time to blog about it. I thought about not blogging last night while I was laying in bed. Oh well, combining days is better than not doing it at all.

Day 9- I am very thankful for the compliment the Cheer coach gave me about M. There are 2 coaches and I have become friends with 1 of them......the other is just more of a 'hi, how are you?' kind of thing. This coach came up to me out of nowhere and told me how great M is and how she is so good at cheerleading. The friend coach had told me before that M is 1 of 3 cheerleaders that are the best.....there are 16 girls on the squad. I am so proud of my baby. *I* didn't really want her to do cheer, this was something daddy suggested. I thought she would be too shy but that has not been the case at all. My kid really rocks!

Day 10- Today I am thankful for having the time to go volunteer at the book fair. M is always so excited when I will be at school......she may be driving her teacher crazy today by talking about it.

Head on over to Serenity Now for some more thankfulness!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Day 7 and Day 8

I don't usually get on the computer much during the weekend and if I do I stick to Facebook and email. Soooo lets play a little catch up on my past 2 days of happy's.

Day 7- I am very thankful that The Husband and I could spend the day together. Alone. We haven't been childless since September when we went out for my birthday with friends. I love road trips so we got up early to start the big adventure. We dropped M off with my mom (its on the way) and traveled 2 hrs to a big Outlet Mall. People take tour buses to this place, which I found odd, but whatever. Anyway the car ride, being alone, holding hands and just trying our hardest to enjoy each other while we had alone was so nice. We did some Christmas shopping so that's a plus! On the way home we stopped to eat and had the BEST dinner. I don't know if its because I was hungry or just because of having a good day.....yummo! We both got steak and loaded mashed potatoes. I'm not a huge steak eater but this was delicious! After dinner we went into a Target just to walk around......The Husbands idea!

Day 8- today we just kinda lazed around. We watched our first Christmas movie tonight. I love (and am thankful) for those quiet family times of snuggling together. It's so peaceful.

Hope you had a great weekend too! Head on over to Serenity Now for some more happyness!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Day 6 of being thankful

Today has been more of a struggle coming up with the good but I'm here and doing it.

The day started off with me trying to get Taylor Swift tickets and they sold out in 5mins. I was on the site at 9:45am and the tickets didn't go on sale until 10am. The site locked up and by 10:05am they were all sold out. UGH!

The positive is that when I told M she wasn't upset. She didn't know about the concert until I told her this afternoon. It was going to be a Christmas gift.

Then I had an interview at 1pm and the pay (and hours) were laughable. I make more on unemployment!

The positive to this is that this was my first interview in 6 yrs so I am glad that I didn't waste it on a job I would be really interested in. I learned alot and will feel more comfy next time I have an interview.

Hope your weekend is off to a good start! Head on over to Sernity Now for some more happyness!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Day 5 of being thankful

I have a good one today....actually a few.

I started the day off with dropping M at school and then off to Target I went. I got us some 75% off Halloween shirts for next year and a table runner. Love cheap stuff! I went to a few more stores and then went to get my hair cut. Last stop was grocery shopping. Usually I hate it but today was ok for some reason. Maybe it wasn't crowded or maybe I was just having a good day.
I am very thankful to shop without anyone. I know thats weird but I like to look at whatever I want to look at and just wander around aimlessly.
(There are times I like people to go along also)

To end the day......

I got a call for an INTERVIEW which will be tomorrow (Friday) at 1pm. I am not crazy over the hours at all. I was quite spoiled with my last job.....hours and money wise. I am just excited that I actually heard something from a job. I have even went back to double check that my phone # was correct on my resume after so long of no contact from jobs. Its that bad out there, people.
So I am nervous, excited, happy, scared, etc but most of all I am thankful for a chance to interview. I haven't interviewed in 6 yrs. wow.

Head on over to Serenity Now for some more happiness!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Day 4 of being thankful

This morning I was asked to review some bad events that happened in June. You know... the miscarriage and my grandfather's death. Horrific, both of them.

Anyway, while updating this person I really realized what a great group of girls I know. I will probably never meet them because they live all over the country, and some in other countries. We have known each other for years, 8 years to be exact. When I joined a message board for Single Mom's on a popular site......I had no idea I would share my daughters whole life with them. Some of these girls were there when my daughter was a crazy fit throwing toddler, others helped me blend my family, some you just connect instantly with. I had no clue that they would know I was pregnant even before my mom did. They have seen me through good times and bad times, ups and downs, a crazy roller coaster ride of life and they still love me unconditionally. And I them.

I am so thankful to have these girls!!

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

27 days of Thankful (late to the party)

While catching up with blogs today I saw this great post about counting to Thanksgiving by saying what you were thankful for each day. A few things made me jump on this little party....

1. This place hasn't been the happiest since my lay off so its about time we bring some more sunshine back in here.

2. I will really enjoy counting my blessings and listing happy know positive thinking and stuff.

3. Hopefully it makes me blog more.

4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Thanksgiving so it will be nice to have a countdown.

Ok lets get started.

(catching up by thinking back)
Day 1- I was thankful for having a wonderful holiday weekend with my family.

Day 2- We had cheer practice, which gave me a reason to be out of the house and socialize. I am thankful for getting to know a few moms better.....they are great girls and our friendships will go beyond cheer.

Day 3- I am VERY thankful for the rave review that M's teacher gave at the Parent/Teacher conference today. 3rd grade has been a huge adjustment in our house for many reasons. M is still doing well and is in the top Math and Reading groups but its just harder for her. The teacher reassured us that the transition from 2nd-3rd is hard for many because in 2nd they are babied and 3rd they are on their own......they have more responsibilities. That will help us so much to work with M on being more independent. She is such a great kid, in school and out!

Head over to Serenity Now and join in on the Happy thoughts!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ahh Sunday dinner and leftover

Yesterday I made a roast in the crock pot and it was yummy, as usual. Love making this because I don't have to do anything yet it feels like we are having a big meal. I also made homemade mashed potatoes.....gravy and the whole nine yards. There wasn't much roast left over but there was alot of potatoes. Yum, I was looking forward to my 'comfort food' lunch on Monday. I put it in containers right after dinner but it was still too hot to put in the fridge.

See where this is going?

The first thing I see this morning is the 2 lovely containers still sitting on the counter. ugh. lol I have no idea how I missed them......I always turn on a light in the kitchen and double check the lock near the kitchen door before I go to bed.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! We had a nice time, I dressed up and it was alot of fun, the kids got tons of candy (my thighs love this part). We didn't get to do the Haunted House because the fire dept that was hosting it held a memorial for a fire fighter who was killed in an awful crime earlier in the week. The kids didn't mind and it wasn't a second thought.