Friday, December 23, 2011


So far this has been a amazing and wonderful Christmas. My life compared to how things have been in the past has been very amazing and wonderful by itself. The van is broke down, but we have three other cars that run, so it isn't even stressful not to have it on hand. Justin and I opened out gifts to each other already, so we could begin to enjoy them right away. I got Justin a wide variety of things, like a sexy blue shirt, tons of scary movies, and some angry birds stuff. Oh and we can't forget candy. Justin is a little kid at heart and so I had to get him some candy. I didn't have any big stockings so this year I bought 4 little ones and we each got a candy bar and Justin bought us all scratch off tickets. Which awesomely enough I was the only one who didn't win. So, in the end they were a nice thought, just not for me!

I got this super cute panda purse and matching wallet!

Justin also got me tons of craft supplies such as ribbon, paint, and glitter glue!


Best of all, Justin got me every single expansion to my Sims3 games!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Heart

I finally finished my button heart! I uploaded two pictures of it against two different backgrounds, so you could see the colors of it well. I love how it turned out. It did take several sessions, but actually only used 3/4 of a .66 once bottle of Dollar Tree glue. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gaming Addictions

I am super addicted to certain games. My favorite computer game is Sims3.

First off with the Sims. I have been playing sims since nearly the beginning of their creation. The first one I ever played was for the PS2, and totally started my addiction. I purchased the entire collection of Sims2 for the PC. I absolutely loved the entire set. Something about being able to start a relationship, have a dream wedding, and run your own business is just fun and amazing. Plus all the tools the game provides you with you can design your own home any way you want.
Then EA came out with the Sim3, which I of course preordered! It enabled you to fully interact with your entire town and not be trapped at a certain location. It also installed a continuous time line, this way as your life changed, the world around you actually changed too. So for the first time, your neighbor could have a baby, or die in a fire. Did I mention that Sims is a great way to relieve stress? Make a Sim that looks like some one you hate, then lock them in a room you set on fire! Sadistic?

 Maybe, but if you own Sims long enough, you find yourself doing all kinds of weird things. Like I once had a black widow Sim, she would marry a man, which added his money to the house, then have a kid with him and then kill him. Which turned out really interesting at night, because I had her keep the graves at home, and the ghosts of all her ex's haunted her!  Also other gamers have come up with challenges for other players. These challenges have certain sets of rules that the player must follow, and get a certain amount of points for each goal they accomplish. Some gamers have even set up sites where you can compare your score and story with others! While some Simmers blog their story line, telling about their sims unique lives through daily or weekly blog posts with pictures, almost like children's story books. So when it comes to Sims there is such a variety of things you can do once you start playing.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Button Art

So my art  project for the day has been button art! I have a large supply of buttons at home that I have gathered over time. It is easy to gather a surplus of buttons over time if you pick them up when you see them cheap. I often get mine in thrift stores for large stashes of them, or even find random ones as I got through jewelry and junk drawers. I recently saw some really neat ideas of ways to use buttons as art on Pinterest. The first picture below is very similar to the project I am doing now.

The project I am doing now is in progress, so I will be posting pictures of it on my facebook when it is done. It is using a red back ground with navy blue buttons to make a heart and white buttons surrounding it. I should have probably read some tutorials online on how to make gluing it down easier, because I am doing it all by hand, and there are at least 200 buttons on there!

Now this picture they have sewn on the buttons, which also is a neat concept, especially if they went and put a photo in the center. That would be a amazing frame!

This last photo here I really like and have seen several variations of this. I actually eventually want to do one similar to this, only in fall colors. Then I have seen this done in all seasons, like a photo transition. Plus brown buttons seem to be a color that is very easy to come by.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Depression, the fleeting friend you never want to visit. More and more often I feel hopeless and depressed and most of it stems around one base issue. I am broken. I will never be a simple healthy person. The way things are now I will never have children. I am due to start my period in seven days to see if this batch of insemination took. I don't think it has and I shouldn't be surprised it hasn't. I feel like a failure as a woman. I can't have sex with the man I love, I can't birth his children.  I cry when I see babies. Sometimes it is a lot, and I all out bawl. Usually when I see them in public I just get teary. I try so hard to remain composed. Every time I feel ill or think there is a small sign that I may be pregnant I get shot down with that I am just sick due to the stress. I really don't know what to do at times, because I am slowly starting to hate everyone around me because they can have kids, because they are healthy. I ask Justin constantly, why would you want to be with a woman like me?

I guess this is just a rant to get how upset I am off my chest. I have so much good going for me. I own a nice home, have a great guy, a wonderful dog, my family is finally starting to come together, hell, even Justin's family is starting to come around! Yet, every time I think about it I feel so empty and incomplete. Who knows what will happen.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Time

Once again Christmas has rolled around on us. The year has flown by and we are putting up trees and shopping like mad! I think I finally have all my shopping done. I wrapped it up on Black Friday. I would love to write a blog on the Black Friday deals I got, but 90% of the are Christmas gifts, and cannot be revealed until December 25th. So, that being said, this blog is going to be about just Christmas sadly. First off, I already had a head start in my wrapping and used a ton of gift boxes I purchased last year marked down after the holidays.

That is my huge stack of wrapped gifts, all for Chris, Jeremy, and Justin. I still have a lot more wrapping to do before I am finished and I am custom making a few gifts as well. So I have a lot do do before I am done, but I am excited to see what everyone thinks of their gifts this year. Last year we were really tight and Christmas just wasn't that great. I also have my tree up and decorated, but I want to add some more ornaments before I take pictures. This year is a blue and silver theme.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fancy Wedding Shoes

Well, after about 45 minutes of google searching, these two pictures below fit the description best as to what I am looking for wedding shoes. The only bad thing is, they both are over $100 each!! That is crazy talk for something that will go on my feet! My goal initially is to make most of my wedding day supplies not a one time use thing. Like these shoes for example, I want something super cool and special and I can wear them to parties and family formal occasions. Plus I feel they really represent my artistic style and taste. So at this point I am looking at making the shoes myself. Which I would not imagine to be too hard, except, shoes take a much heavier beating then most of our clothes do.  So I plan to make a few practice pairs, and if they turn out well I can wear them for the wedding, or sell them on Etsy. The one pair is from that site. If you want unique art or gifts that is the place to go. My wedding is still a ways off, but I am slowly planning and gathering supplies, so when it does roll around I will be able to enjoy it without the fret of finances getting in the way. I am totally open to suggestions on the shoes, or if any one knows of any good websites to buy unique shoes from!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Piggy Banks

Everyone knows what a piggy bank is and its' purpose is to save money. I had a pink plastic rabbit and a clown bank when I was a little kid. Both of which I murdered so I could get the money out because I was a greedy little butt munch back then. I have always thought piggy banks were really cute, and picked up a few at yard sales and such. Then, a few years back, a great idea dawned on me. I knew I wanted to have kids some day and wanted to be able to provide a great future for them. Since I was always pretty poor it worried me a lot. Especially about sending them to college and such. So that is what started my piggy bank collection.
I fill my piggy banks with pennies, mostly. This keeps me from thinking about high dollar amounts stashed away, these two banks above maybe hold a couple of dollars worth of pennies each. If they doesn't sound like much, it adds up when you have a lo of banks like I do. I have a all shapes and sizes.
The bank above I got on Halloween clearance this year. Basically what I plan to do is when the baby is born, I will take and cash out the banks into a savings account or invest in bonds, or similar things to help the money grow.  Then probably about every five years I will do the same thing again. The sooner the banks fill up the sooner I will cash them out. So in many ways it is true what they say about a penny saved is a penny earned

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coco, My dog

Yep, this post is about my dog. But coco isn't any ordinary dog, she is the best dog I have ever had and she is my baby.
I got Coco four years ago from a breeder in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now, I had been several different places and looked at several different puppies. One places was a seriously tragic puppy mill, where some of the dogs didn't even have full coats of hair. Another was a great place in Des Moines, Iowa where I could have gotten a beautiful merle colored puppy. I played with them for a while but none of them stole my heart. So finally I went to a family home in Cedar Rapids. They only had two puppies left. One girl and one boy, so tiny and calm. They had their small children playing with them the puppies were just calm and content with the handling. I picked up the little girl and held her, and from that moment on I knew she was meant to be my baby.

I paid for her, a hefty $200.00. I held her the entire ride home, and I have never regretted spending a single penny on her. When I showed her to my mom, she came up with the name Coco for her, because of her chocolate colored fur. She is a full blooded Deer head Chihuahua. Where I lived at the time the floors were always cold and she was so tiny, it seemed only obvious she should sleep with me. So she did and has everyday since then. She loves to cuddle and is always ready to curl up with me.
Coco suffered a bad back injury about a year and a half ago, we believe she fell down the carpeted stairs at my moms house. It caused severe swelling around her spine, which cut off the nerves to her entire lower body. She was basically paralyzed from the waist down. After several visits to the vet, I had to put her on special wet dog food with added lubricant, so she could pass it. Then I also had to take her outside every few hours and squeeze her bladder so she would pee. She had to have some one supervise her nearly all the time. She is the kinda dog that was everywhere I was. So if I left the room she would struggle to follow me, dragging her hind end, hurting herself. So I had to devise a system, I placed her in a tote with clear sides so she could always see me, and then moved the tote from one room to another as I did, so she would feel safe.
Coco was like that for about a month, and then the next 4 months or so she slowly regained use of her back end, and then slowly went back to normal. She is pretty healthy today, but I have to watch her to make sure she doesn't fall or jump onto high things. The vet told me when I saw him that she may never recover, and may always be handicapped. There was no hesitation for me to say that I would care for her if she stayed that way. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for that little doggy. Coco is always happy to see me, loves me unconditionally, and never lets me be sad alone. She is a amazing comfort, and I would never give her up for anything.
I hope everyone can have a pet they love as much as family. Coco is cuddled up next to me while I write this, and I love her!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Key Art

I saw the coolest picture on the show 3rd Rock from the Sun. It was a neat framed photo with dozens of real keys attached. So I have been gathering keys for most of this year, and I am excited to make some key art very very soon. I have googled some pictures below of other neat key art ideas. I love the idea of taking everyday objects and making them into recycled art. Like I want to use old bowling balls as lawn ornaments and making a privacy fence out of old doors. So there is no end to the possibilities when it comes to recycling things. I also have a ton of broken jewelry and pieces that I plan on making into unique art as well.
**I do not own and I did not create any of the images below.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting Pregnant

So, if you know me personally you know I am trying to get pregnant. Also if you know me, you know I can't get pregnant the natural way. I use a medicine dropper for babies to self inseminate myself such as the one pictured below.

Since this object is small I am able to ease it in without too much pain. I have done research before on getting pregnant and I am doing more now. Before I generally understood the concept of following my ovulation cycles and loosely followed them. Basically I used the method of counting days after my cycle, but looking back now that is not exactly accurate since I have a long cycle, lasting up to 32 days between periods. So, this time around I am actually going to be purchasing a ovulation prediction kit in hopes of increasing the chances of success.
With a ovulation detection kit you actually know before you ovulate that it is about to happen. Where as with the counting method or taking your basal body temp it is more of guess or you know afterwards. The kit tests your urine for a hormone called Luteinizing Hormone, which right before your ovulation becomes very high.
As for the cost, there are a variety of places you can purchase them. offers them for only $13.02 for a 7 day kit. Then I can also pick them up at my local WalMart.
I haven't purchased any yet, because I am still waiting to see if I get my period this month. I keep my fingers crossed that we did something right this time!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Arts and Crafts

I love to do crafts, and I have always considered myself an artist. I love doing various crafts such as sewing, knitting, drawing, painting, and just plain creating. One of my favorite things to do is make ATC's. ATC's are Artist Trading Cards. They are basically a form of mini art for you to share. You don't sell them, you just trade them with other artists. The pictures below are examples of three different cards I have made in the past. The top one I used stamps and a sticker with a neat background, the the one with the Christmas tree I hand painted, and the dragon one is a cutout from a magazine that I pasted and added glitter and pen to the background. I have see many different ones in my time trading them and I truly enjoy doing it. Right now I am doing a personal challenge with ATC's. I am doing a card for each letter of the alphabet in zentangle style. If you have never heard of zentangle I highly suggest you take a moment check it out on google here. So far I have gotten the first 6 letter of the alphabet done and I am working on three more. I do three at once because the designs take a long time and I can easily switch back and forth between the cards as I run into artist dead ends.

If anyone is interested in trading these cards or other swaps, please check out Swap-Bot, it is a great and fun site. Also I would be glad to help any new members!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Very Personal Post

Warning! If you don't want to read super personal and medical things, skip this post. It may make you blush a little!

Now that all that is out of the way, back to what I wanted to write about. I finally got to go see a real gynecologist for the first time on Tuesday. Pretty bad since I am 24, but all I have seen is nurses.  I have never been able to have sex, and it is not for lack of trying. I am just very lucky that I have had great relationships with great guys who didn't push me on the matter. I don't know if I blogged about this before, but some time last year I watched a special on MTV called I Can't Have Sex. One of the girls on there has the same trouble and symptoms as me and I self diagnosed myself with a condition called Vaginismus. Basically it causes the pubococcygeus muscle, to spasm and tighten when ever something gets near it. Like how your eye will blink automatically when something gets close. This muscle is located only a few inches into the vagina, and this reflex can cause extreme pain, and even prevent gyno exams. That makes me super nervous because I still have not been tested for cervical cancer. 
This condition is some what common, although I had never heard of it before then. When I was at the doctors he did verify that it was the condition I had. There are several methods to treat it, there is physical therapy(which I have been doing on my own), psychological therapy(which I don't know if I can afford), and there are some medications. Basically the goal is simple, I have to teach my vaginal muscles how to relax. The process is painful for the physical part, but not unbearable. There is a chance because of this that I may never be able to have children. I have been trying once again to self inseminate myself, using a medicine dropper. If I cannot get pregnant this way, I may never have biological children. I would love to adopt, but then I want to have my own as well. Also, getting pregnant may make the condition worse. The doctor said that if I were to get pregnant, due to my vaginismus, my vagina would not react correctly to the birthing process and I would either never go into labor or be in perpetual labor, because my cervix would never open.
So, basically I have a lot to be depressed about, freaked out about, and think about. I am just so lucky to have a man supportive as Justin by my side through all of this. How many guys you know would marry a girl, knowing he could never have sex with her??

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Awesome Winter Gear

Today we had our yearly holiday meeting at American Eagle. At which they introduced two of their newest products, which I had to have! The top picture is my new earmuffs which are also headphones, and the bottom picture is a stock picture of Justin's new beanie, which also has headphones connected in it! I love the bright colors of mine and Justin just loves that his have head phones in them. They have a assortment of colors for both styles and they are pretty affordable too. They are roughly $20, add tax and etc. I got me and Justin's both for only $20 because of my employee discount! So I have to say I am pretty happy camper and thanks to American Eagle some people are gonna get some rocking Christmas presents!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Wow, it is so crazy November is already here! I had a pretty good October, with the minor exception of Jeremy losing his new job. But I went and got my nails done for the first time!

I love how they turned out! Things are going well and I am deep into my Christmas shopping. I already have gifts for everyone in my household. I have no idea what to buy my brother and sister! I dont really know what they are into. I did purchase several Halloween markdowns today, but I have to say my favorite is the pumpkin piggy bank I got.

It was only $5 at Target!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

American Eagle

Well, Thursday I start at American Eagle, in the Springfield Mall. I am really excited because I have never worked in a name brand clothing store. I worked at Goodwill selling used clothes, and at Walmart selling generic clothes. This will be my first time actually shopping and selling some expensive clothes! I am very excited though, because I plan on getting Justin lots of new jeans with my discount. I am not sure how much my discount is, but if it makes them more comparable to Walmart Prices, I would really be a happy camper. So I am counting down the days!

My new Flowers

Today one of my neigbors sold me some awesome flowers, so now, my house has these pretty bushes that will come back every year! I ended up with a red one, a lavender one, and a magenta one. It took forever to dig the holes to put them in, but I love how pretty they are. I am so lucky to have such nice nieghbors to buy extra of these plants so I coud have some too. I would like to get some other plants that also come back every year, to fill in the spaces in between. It is starting to look like living in Mechanicsburg is a really good thing for us.

A beautiful day

Today's weather was just awesome. The sun was out, it was a little cool, and a nice light breeze. The only thing that sucked was it was warm enough to get all the bugs out there excited and active too. So we had severe ant occurrences, and lots of mosquito's. My friend Mike put money down on the trailer he is buying out here in the neighborhood I am in. I don't really want to call it a trailer court, when all we are is one dead end street. He got #24 ad we are in #18, so I will be able to hang out with him and his fiancee Lori, all the time.
I was super productive today. I went up to stepping stones, and got a ton of free groceries. Which I ended up taking three paper sacks to my moms for her. Also some one dumped two kittens at the church. It was so sad. One found a home, but no one ever wanted the other one, so I took it over to my moms, I knew that she would take it in. Turns out some one had dumped another kitten in Woodstock and my sister found it and brought it home. So I wasn't the first to bring her a cat! This kitten is pretty healthy unlike the other kitten I brought to her previously. Which sadly, after much love and care, passed away in its sleep.
I am no longer working at Hertz, so I am currently looking for a part time job. I have filled out a bunch of applications at the mall in Springfield, and have more I need to turn in.
Tomorrow my main focus is getting a our truck traded out for our correct truck and then working on moving a bunch of stuff to storage. Also I am going to go through our extra stuff and see what I can give to Mike and Lori for their new house. They were like me when I moved to Iowa when I was 18. I got my first apartment alone and didn't have squat. All my stuff was back in South Carolina with Chris. But there are a couple different programs around here that help out with things like that. Plus it helps a lot that the lot manager is really helpful too.
So life is interesting, but very good all at once!

New Blogger

Wow, I am trying out the new blogger lay out and it has all this imformation telling you how many age views you have. I did not even realize that so many people viewed my blo, considering how few comments I ever get. I am super happy though that my stuff gets viewed!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Yay for October

I absolutely love the month of October. I love the leaves changing, the cool breeze, and of course Halloween! Dressing up is such a blast. I already have a cute sign on the door and will be putting up more decor soon. Our internet gets hooked up tomorrow and I am very excited for that. It means no more blogging from my phone and more interesting blogs as well. I really have no clue if I havr loyal readers or not. If I do I thank you all for keeping up with me and reading what I write. I love writing and love I get this outlet to do so. I will be uploading a lot of pictures and art I do after tomorrow. I just bought a new printer today that is also a scanner, so much better pictures of my art work to come!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Justin

Today was Justins birthday. He is now 29 years old. I gave him a lot of crap for it too. Besides that I gave him a lot of great gifts. I got him the first five seasons of That 70's Show and a dragon statue. Then while we were at the mall I let him pick out a new tshirt. He got one with the angry birds on it. We went to Mcdonalds for dinner because they are doing the monopoly game right now and justin loves it. Chris got Justin two wrestling books and a dragon puzzle.  So I think overall today went pretty well.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


So there is a strong chance in a week I will be adding a new family member to my house. Today I took in a sick kitten. It has been abandon by the mother and the owners. She is only 4 or 5 weeks old. I took her to moms to see if she could be saved because she has one badly infected eye. Which after a close examination mom is positive that the vet will need to remove it. So in a few days we take her to the vet to be examined. We are letting the flea treatment take effect and getting her strength up since she hasn't eaten in a long time and is very weak. Mom wants to name her Hope because it gives you hope to see what this little thing has survived through and made it.
It is going to cost me a pretty penny to give Hope a good life, but some times, it's worth every dime.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Thoughts for the night

So before I head to bed tonight many thoughts are running through my head as I lay here right before sleep. First off I think back on the amazing weekend I had. My wonderful mega sunday date with Justin to the renaissance fair, flea market, and mall. My fun Saturday with just the boys at the mall. Then barely a week before my great anniversary date with Justin to Olive Garden.
Things have been going pretty well. I have been working at Hertz as a manager in training for over a week now and I really enjoy it. I am actually getting a lot of this computer work down!
My thoughts run back to how crazy and unpredictable my life truely is. Just a year ago I was moving to Ohio and my heart set on adoption. Then when that failed me, we tried ourselves for a baby. Now oddly a baby is the last thing I want. I have the chance to have a career now and I am really focused on it. We are also working on Justins credit and paying off our debt. So hear I am, living in a trailer I own, and in a job I never thought I would have!
Then I remember two years ago nearly I was living with 15 dogs and 3 cats! Now I responsibily just have my Coco. Things have changed so much, but I feel it is all for the good. I feel I am a much more mature and responsible person.  Justin has grown as a person too. He is healthier and makes wiser choices. We have been together for three years now and although it has bee crazy, it is all worth it. I take a bit of every experience and keep it with me, to better me as a person.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Floor Down!

Well, thanks again to my awesome neighbors/lot managers, we have our new floor boards put down in the house! It needs some small tweeking and stuff, but already looks ten times better. We also made two car loads from the old house today and it is nearly empty. I got the bathroom nearly all put together. So it is looking great. I will be hanging curtains in place of three doors tomorrow, just as a temporary fix until we get new doors to put in place. Got both dinning tables put in the kitchen and most of the dishes are put away. The window seal is nearly done, which is good because it is supposed to rain the next few days. This house has so much storage which is great, I just have to get things put away. I ran three loads of laundry and folded and put away two from yesterday.
I took the kids to a church event today to get them free school supplies and free school clothes. Then we went back an hour later because at the end of the event they let you take as much as you want. So me and Mickey got tons of new stuff and Holden got a few things. He is very picky about his clothes. Just like his brother.
I also hit up a bunch of yard sales. I was able to get Chris three more pairs of jeans and four really cool Tshirts. I got me a tshirt that had Yoshi on it. I also got some seriously awesome shoes, I may have to post pictures of them later.
I think we should be able to catch up with everything for the most part tomorrow. We plan on having a huge yard sale. We have a lot of stuff that just needs to go and some stuff to give away. So next saturday, 9am to 5pm. My place!

Friday, August 19, 2011

House Progress

Things are looking better everyday at the new house. We got some new floor boards laid in the kitchen, thanks to help from my awesome neighbor. He also fixed the seal around the sink. Then I put a new seal around the back door and have been working the patching plaster around the house, fixing cracks and holes. Chris and I picked up a rug for the kitchen and three sets of blinds for the house at the Habitat for Humanity Resale store in Urbana. We have several more we need to get. Had to pick up some super Ortho bug killing pellets because the ants have been crazy here. It rained last night with no roof leaks at all! I was really happy about that. Chris is almost done repairing the kitchen window. We got tons of stuff put away in the kitchen yesterday. I have so much storage in there it is crazy. I have been running laundry non stop for the past three days. I have really missed having a washer and dryer!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moving like crazy

Well we rented a uhaul yesterday and got a huge part of the move done. All the major furniture has been moved and a lot of the smaller stuff. Today we have to focus on moving stuff around the house and unpacking a few boxes before we bring more stuff from the old house. The move hasn't been too bad except it stubbed my toenail twice yesterday, but I guess that's my fault for moving in sandals. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but this has the potential to be a really great place.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Facebook Group

Well, today was a extremely productive and interesting day. First off I worked at Pratt. I had a great day there. Their office is filled with really nice people. Then after work I got to go to the Champaign County Fair with Justin. We had a great time and bought two ceramics to take home and paint. Mine is a cat and dog leaning against each other, while Justins is a awesome dragon! We had fun and I ate too many deep fried pickles. I brought home and large cookie and some cotton candy to enjoy later. Justin bought fresh pulled taffy.
I already started to paint Justin's dragon. I am doing a black base coat and then working from there. I already know what colors I want to do for mine. Also I started a facebook group for buy, sale, trade, and etc in my area. Mostly meaning Champaign County, but the surrounding areas too. I have a bunch of stuff in my shed I would like to give away and I would like to have a yard sale too. Then I also have stuff I am looking for too. I kinda hope the connection will help me meet people from the area too. Tomorrow, we go to start some deep cleaning on the trailer because the power should be on!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Stolen Internet

I am currently writing this blog post from my new laptop. I am stealing the neighbors wireless Internet. I will really miss them when we move!
Speaking of moving, things are coming along well! I finished the title transfer on Friday and I now own the house free and clear in my name. No more taxes due until next year. We found out great news about replacing the flooring. So over all the repairs and cleaning are going cheaper and faster then I had originally anticipated. I am very pleased with the progress. It has left us scary broke for the next few days though until Justin gets paid again. I will be calling first thing in the morning to get the power turned on, and as soon as we do, it is time to go vacuum cleaner crazy! We will be going over the whole house once with my regular vacuum and then at least twice with my Kirby. I was really lucky and bought my Kirby earlier this summer for only $20 and it does an amazing job on any carpet.
Justin and I will be attending the Champaign County Fair on Wednesday. The same day he goes to renew his driver license. We got Chris a new cell phone yesterday for only $1 at Verizon. So now he is on my plan with unlimited text.
I made my epic stir fry for dinner and it was great as always. The only thing that didn't go as well as planned was the squash had some hard spots, so before I put away left overs I went back and cooked it a little while longer to soften them up.
So over all today was a great day. I got a lot of house work done with everyone else, my mom came to visit, Mom gave Coco her shot for the year, and the kids went home. I love them, but some times I think they may drive me crazy.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New House

Here are some before pictures of the new house. Needs some work.