Monday, September 28, 2009

All Caught Up. . .for now :)

Laundry, DONE. House, CLEAN. Homework, FINISHED. It has been a long time since I have been completely caught up on everything. I know it won't last for long, so I need to just take a deep breath and enjoy it for now. *DEEP BREATH* Feels great!

This Thursday we are heading up north to get the rest of our things out of our home up there. Has it sold? Nope. Any offers? Nope. Will it EVER sell? Who knows. All I do know is that we are tired of having all of our things split between two homes. I was telling my friend that I spend half my time looking for things I know I have, only to realize that whatever it is that I am looking for is still up north.

So, chaos will be going on here again next weekend because we will be trying to figure out how on earth to get everything to fit into this house. It will be interesting. I am sure that at some point we will be selling things off. There is just no way that all the furniture that filled our 4500 sq ft home is going to fit into a home half that size! It's all good. We will figure it out. We always do.

Well, I think that I am going to go and watch tv for a bit before I head to bed and enjoy my clean and organized house (while it lasts!).

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Shoes~The Purse~The Dress~The Interview

Am I posting these pics to show off my clothes??? Haha! NOPE! I am posting these pics because this outfit will either become a favorite of mine, or will end up as one I despise! ;) Why? Well, this is the outfit that I woke up this morning and put on to wear to my interview for entrance into the Education program at the college.

It was the final step I had to take in order to be done with the application process. The application process has been a LONG one! First you need to take all of your general classes, then you need to take all of your pre-core curriculum, then you need to fill out an entire packet of information that includes your Educational Philosophy, an short biography, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, take a writing test, meet with the advisor to go over everything, and then FINALLY you get to sign up for the interview.

After signing up for the interview, you wait the two or so weeks for the day to arrive, then you dress professionally and head out the door. Is there any way to prepare for the two hour interview with Professors who have a doctorate in education? Nope. You just go.

I went.

I survived.

Now I wait for my letter of acceptance or denial. UGH! Glad the process is over. Waiting to hear? Not so glad about. The advisor said I will have my letter by November 1st at the latest. That is a VERY VERY long time to wait!!! I SO hope it comes sooner!

If the letter is YES! I will love the outfit above.

If the letter is NO. . .well, then perhaps that dress will be one I won't put on again! Haha!!! I will chalk the NO up to bad dress mojo :D

I am keeping my fingers crossed that my letter starts out CONGRATULATIONS! Here's hoping!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Plugging Along :)

My week in a nutshell:

hubby gone.
3 tests.
1- 10 page paper.
2- 2 page papers.
Homework galore.
2 hour interview with 3 college professors.
YW stuff.
Sweet sixteen bday party.
Lacrosse registration.
Scout stuff.
Class observations.
Math tutoring sessions.
Lack of sleep.
Laundry piled high.
Dirty house.
Dirty bathrooms.
Unpacked boxes.
More stuff to do than I have time for.

I am hanging in there. I would be telling a lie if I said that it has been easy. It hasn't. I would also be telling a lie if I said that I wasn't nervous for the big interview tomorrow. This is the FINAL step I have to take in order to be accepted into the Education Program. If I don't get accepted? Well, I guess we just take it from there.

My thought for today:

Being happy does not mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to see beyond the imperfections.

You know what? Even though life is crazy and some days I don't know how I will get everything done, I am still smiling and happy. Well, er, a, come to think of it. . .maybe it isn't happiness after all, maybe it is delirium! Haha! Whatever it is, I am still smiling!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

You Had A Birthday Shout HOORAY!

A 16th birthday and a first date (Homecoming!) all in the SAME weekend!!! Busy, busy, busy!!!

It was a crazy busy weekend. Part of me is glad it is over, the other part of me is finding it hard to believe that my daughter is old enough to be out on a date!!! She said she had a GREAT time at homecoming. SO glad her first official dating experience was a good one!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Okay, so this pic is probably only entertaining if you were there to see it happen! Haha! They always play the number game at the Expo, when they say to find a number you run and find one to stand on, then they draw out a number and if you are standing on the number they draw out, you win a prize! Pretty simple! Well, Brooke nearly broke her neck trying to get to this number! It was HILARIOUS! Here is our VIP table. LOVE being in VIP area!!! It is one of my favorite parts of going to the expo :)

Our Mess :)

What the heck is a SCAPBOOK???

Another English lesson: What the heck is prosOcuted?

We had a great time. I was able to complete quite a few layouts. Not as many as I hoped, but WAY more than the last time we went. I also won the "grand prize" on Saturday! It was a suitcase. Bryan says it is the ugliest suitcase he has ever seen :) But, I don't care! It was still fun to win it!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Every LAST Second. . .

I am going to stay up and enjoy every LAST second of my 39th year. In three minuscule little minutes I will be hitting the big 4-0!!! It doesn't even seem possible. Seriously! I don't feel as though I am 40. I don't feel any different than I did when I was 30 (well, for the most part anyway!).

I didn't think that turning 40 was going to bother me. Let me just say that it DOES! I don't want to think about it. It seems crazy to me that I am that old! My mother was only one year older than I am right now (or will be in a couple of minutes, haha) when she became a grandma. A GRANDMOTHER!!! For the love of Pete!!! I can't even fathom that!

I figured that I would just be accepting of my upcoming birthday and do something big to celebrate. Right now I am thinking I would rather just pretend like it isn't happening! I would rather just live in denial and pretend to be 39 for a while longer. Here's hoping that pretending will work! :)

Well, the clock is now stating that it is 12:02 AM. It is officially now my birthday. . .I am thinking that denial is sounding better and better all the time!

Bring out the botox! Bring out the face lifts! Bring out the anti-aging creams! Bring on the exercise! I am going to give this aging thing a run for it's money! HAHA!

Well, Happy Birthday to me!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Oh my goodness! Yesterday was a day I wish I could hit the redo button and try again! I felt like I was was losing my mind or something. . .

5:45 AM I woke up ready to face the new day

9:00 AM Went to Spanish class thinking that I was kind of caught up. WRONG! Dang this class is hard!

10:00 AM Went to Educational Psychology. . .got there only to realize that I COMPLETELY forgot to write a paper that was due. Nice! Grrrrr! So, I quickly hand wrote one in the 5 minutes before class started. Yes, it will be marked down for not being typed, but at least I will get SOME of the points.

12:30 PM Arrive home. With the few hours that I have left before my next class starts, I spend it getting ready for a church activity at my house. Things went pretty well with this and so I am feeling pretty good at this point.

4:25 PM I get ready for my math class. Guess what! Um, well, I realize that I have a 5 page test in this class that I TOTALLY forgot about!!! Yep, class starts at 5 PM and I have not studied for one second for the test. Nice! UGH!

5:00 PM Get to class already frustrated because I know I have to take a 5 page test I am not in any way shape or form ready for and realize that I left my homework that is due sitting on my desk at home!!! For the love of Pete! What is happening to me!!! I think I am losing it, hmmmm, or perhaps I already have lost it!

The night continued on. I survived it. I was so frustrated with myself for not being more prepared for my classes. I guess that is what happens when you take the long weekend to try and get moved and unpacked instead of studying and preparing for classes.

Oh well, today is a new day. I have a fresh start and HOPEFULLY I am more prepared to face it! HaHa! :)

Good thing I am going to have some fun at the expo this weekend. I think I need a little break! :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Make It Stop. . .PLEASE! :)

I have decided that my boxes have mated and had families of their own. That is the only explanation for the fact that no matter how many I unpack, there are still SO MANY more left! AHHHHHHHGH!

Funny thing about me, I used to LOVE moving. Seriously, I did! I thought it was so fun to move every couple of years. Redecorate the new house. Enjoy it. Get bored with it. Move on. It was fun for me. Now? Well, considering I have moved 3 times in the past year, I am done. It is no longer fun. I am ready to put down some roots and be done moving.

Don't get me wrong. I still want to travel the world and see as much of it as I can before I leave this place; however, I want the SAME home to come home to every time after I do travel.

I want a home that we will make some memories in while my kids are still living in it. I want that home to be the home that I FINALLY put in the pool I have dreamed about having for most of my life. I want that home to be the home where my grandkids come and spend the night. I want that home to be where my kids gather with their family's and share Thanksgiving dinner. I want a home that will be home for as long as is possible.

Maybe I am just getting old, or maybe I have FINALLY just found out that moving is just too much work to feel like fun anymore :)

Well, boxes are calling my name. Time to get back to work. Hopefully it won't take too much longer to get unpacked and settled.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ever wonder if you have bit off more than you can chew??? Well, that is how I am feeling about now. I am trying hard to keep my chin up and stay positive, but I would be telling a lie if I didn't admit that I am overwhelmed right now.

With the move this weekend my life was crazy enough. Add to it my insanely hectic school schedule, homework, my kids, parent teacher conferences, my church calling, my daughter's early morning drivers ed, two kids on the cross country team, piano lessons, mounds of laundry, a husband who works out of town and a brain that does NOT want to learn Spanish (but HAS to!), and you pretty much have my week in a nutshell and it is only Tuesday!

I am HOPING that after I finish unpacking and get settled, that I will be able to put myself on a schedule of some sort and stay on top of everything. Right now considering my life is sitting in boxes in my garage and all over my house it is a bit hard to feel organized (to say the least!).

I am SO SO SO glad that this is a long weekend coming up. I have a goal set to be COMPLETELY unpacked and settled in by the time Monday is over with. I hope I can do it!!! I just want to be organized!!! I can't believe the stress that it causes me to live in chaos. . .I am not good at it. I need a clean house in order to feel at peace. I know it seems a bit strange, but it is the truth!

Enough for now. . .time to get my old body to bed and so I can be rested and ready for all tomorrow holds in store for me.