Monday, March 26, 2007

I win, I win, I win!!!!

Holy crap it's a freakin miracle!


About a month or so ago, I told Dh and kids that if they wanted clean clothes then they needed to bring them down to me and I would be happy to wash and fold them. But if they failed to do so then they could do it themselves.

Ok so tonight, I'm folding some towels and Dh asks me to do his uniforms for work. I said "Sure honey, go get em" (this is where it gets interesting).

He says something to the effect of No, or something assanign like that, I dunno I wasn't really listening.

So I said "Fine ok then you can do them yourself." And went upon my business. For an hour and a half, I made little comments like "Wow our laundry smell SO good with this new detergent I just bought!" and "I just love how well this cheap ass fabric softener works!" as I folded the laundry.

So, we finish watching a show that we had previously recorded on the DVR, he hands me the remote (signal that he's going to bed) and gets up. I get up and follow him (he likes to be tucked in and kissed goodnight) upstairs. On my way up, I'm picking up wads of strewn about toliet paper b/c my 3 and 4 yr olds think it's just the funnest toy ever! I swear being the only girl in this house who uses TP the most often, we go through more TP than an entire HOUSE FULL of girls.

Anyway, he starts throwing his dirty clothes into the hallway. (HOLY FREAKIN MIRACLE!) I'm silently snickering, I smile and sweetly say "Oh thanks babe!". I tuck him into bed, take his clothes, throw them into the wash and come straight here to post my victory.

Ahh, yes, victory is mine.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

And now we wait...

Well, my 12 yr old went and distributed my flyers within our neighborhood today. So now all I can do is wait for someone to call. I offered a special price for new customers, so maybe that will entice someone to call for more information. My new cell phone is on it's way too.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fly Baby Fly!

Well, last night I maed and printed up a bunch of flyers to pass out around my neighborhood. Maybe I can get some scrap for hire jobs out of it too LOL. Ok, so I wont hold my breath on that one. I also bought myself a prepaid cell phone so that I don't have strange(r) people calling my house looking for me. Well that and incase of emergency.

So it looks like Im really gunna do this... and now that reality is setting in.. I'm getting nervous lol.

Oh and if I start to hate it.. please somebody smack me because even though DH agreed to let me have a stab at it.. he said and I quote "I reserve the right to say I told you so" and there is nothing I hate more than when he proves me wrong. There's no way, I'm letting him be right.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Welcome to my world...

Well, I wasn't sure what to call this post but my day started out kinda rocky but I am feeling good now.

This morning my 12 yr old and I discovered that someone h ad been on our back patio and stole the handlebars off my 5 yr old's Razr scooter. We live in an apt complex.. the downstairs back patios are fenced in and then fence is pretty high but these kids have no problems scaling them.

Also, someone stole his muddy shoes off the front porch.. why I have no clue. It's a good thing he had sandals or we'd be in trouble. He was almost late for school because of it.

If you've ever read my OTHER blog.. you'd know all about the troubles I have had with this place. I am SO ready to get out.. this was just the icing on the cake. Ooh.. icing.. that sounds really good.... anyway back on track.

So earlier I was in tears when I called my mom to tell her what happened. I started looking at rental classifieds in town.. started to get depressed. And then it happened... I had an epiphany.

I had been thinking about going back to cleaning houses.. I used to do it for a service about 10 yrs ago but I'd rather work for myself. So I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and figure out a way to actually do it. I found a lady in town who does daycare.. and she's willing to only charge me $5 an hour for my 2 smaller kids (who dont go to school, might be 5 per kid but still) on a drop in basis, no contract.

I brought it up with DH who said we'd talk about it when he got home (just walked in the door, literally!) and I got so excited at the prospect I cleaned my house just to show DH I could do it AND I even have dinner ready.

So while I may not actually be SuperMom.. I do damned good impression lol.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, March 16, 2007

So it's Friday!!

I lost a full pound and a half this week! Actually it was really only 5 days but I prefer to weigh on Fridays so I weighed in early, yay me!!

Not much planned for this weekend.. I have to take DH to the dentist tomorrow to have 6 teeth extracted, most of which are wisdom teeth he hadn't taken care of eons ago.. not too much wisdom there eh? So I get to be dumbass's hubby's driver and I get to stay through the whole surgery, yipppppeee! I had hoped that my DSM mag would have shown up by now so I could read it while I waited but um yeah it's not. Maybe it'll come today.... we hope.

So what do y'all have planned this weekend? Anything good I can salivate over?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I'm hungry and I want CHOCOLATE!!

Ugh I get so hungry at night, I don't know what my problem is. I used to be ok at night with just a bowl of popcorn as my night time snack and now that same bowl of popcorn just isnt enough.

I have a severe sweet tooth and I tried to curb it and eat some fruit instead but my tummy is still feeling empty and I know if I don't eat something I won't be able to sleep. Im stuck up doing DH's work uniforms which he chose to ask me to do at 1/4 til 10 and he's been home since 3 pm. Grr...

AND, I've managed to resist those Thin Mints... and I was going to have a choc cupcake earlier and I decided to put it back and not have it.. and now I WANT THOSE COOOKIES!!

Ahh.. ok I think I am better now.. still hungry but at least I got it off my chest. :)

Time to get personal...

Gunna try to do this more often, because really besides my kids, digiscrapping, and designing I really do have a a life. Somewhere in there it's hiding out.

Anyway, on to the actual topic of this post.. I have been struggling with my weight the last few years. I had it under control for the most part and then once I got 15 lbs from goal, I got comfortable. And then came the winter months.... and the winter blues. Which added 24 lbs back on.. so now here I am AGAIN for what feels like the 8 millionth time starting back on Weight Watchers. And maybe a weekly post here will help keep me accountable, at least if I know people are reading it. As of today I have 38 pounds to lose.

Yesterday started the beginning of my journey on the CORE plan and I think I did pretty good. I only had a few non-CORE items and pretty much stuck to serving sizes.

And then......... the MAN came home bearing girl scout cookies. I had a couple, as much as I really wanted to eat the whole box, I didn't. So YAY me.. BOO him. ;)

Monday, March 12, 2007

If you stop by my blog....

Please sign here and say hi. Just curious who all visits!

Happy Birthday!!

To my Baby!! Greyson is 3 today, how that happened I will never know. I did this LO of him today. I took the pictures yesterday and I will have another LO tomorrow with the pics we take tonight when we do cuppy cakes.

Credits can be found here

We are having his favorite dinner tonight... SPAGHETTI!! Guess I better put that red shirt back on him for dinner tonight!

Happy Birthday Baby!!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Pics for Jess

Braeden-age 5.5 yrs

Kyle last summer age 12

Alex and Liam (11 and 4)

Greyson almost 3 yrs.

Semi recent pics of the kidlets...