Fall Break

14 Oct

20141008_122339Here is a picture of my daughter on the grounds of the museum that we went to and about the only sunny and nice day for most of the week.

Now we have to get ready to rumble.  More severe storms headed our way.  Gotta love land based hurricanes.  Or maybe not.  Will let you know if we have severe weather.

Our friends had their baby this weekend a baby boy and I am needing to finish the baby blanket I started for them and need to desperately finish for them.  So congrats to our friends and their new bundle of joy.  I got pictures and he is adorable.  So will be knitting like crazy to hopefully finish it this week.

When Spiders Attack

9 Oct


A few nights ago I woke up to the sound of someone screaming….little did I know it was me.  I apparently had something bite me while I was asleep.  At first I just thought it was a dream and then happened to look down at my arm to see a welt.  I have had allergic reactions to mosquito bites before so assumed that was it.  Last week it just kept getting worse so at the urging of my husband I went to the Doctor.  I personally do everything I can to stay away from doctors concluding in my early 40’s that I have seen them enough thank you very much.  But, I still went and am personally glad that I did because my husband looked up the bite mark and thought it might be a chigger and having been eaten alive by them as a child I have to say the least a very bad reaction to them.  I was prescribed two creams to put on the area one is to help kill any bugs or antibacterial and the other is a steroid that is helping the area to calm down and look normal.

This week my daughter is off for fall break and we spent all day yesterday in our old town.  We saw the movie Dolphin Tale 2 a really great movie and good for kids or  anyone who is tired of Disney, action flicks, or cheesy horror flicks.  We went out to eat lunch, did a few errands, and hung out at Starbucks until my husband was off from work.  Then we barely beat the storms home that dropped tornados around the area.  It was an exciting night and evening as we had to head down to the basement after the siren went off sounding the alarm for a possible tornado.  It was not very fun.

Today is nice and sunny the last day of the week that will have sun.  The rest of the week will have more rain and hopefully less severe weather.  We went to a museum near by for something educational, then off to another small community where we had lunch and then walked the town looking at things in the various shops.  The last time I was there, there was a great pizza place now gone along with a great liquor store to buy wines and other spirits again gone.  It was kind of sad to see.  Then it was off to the park to let my daughter have a bit of fun playing.

Letting go some more and new windows

1 Oct

Yesterday I decided to get rid of a few more of my daughters things that she has not played with in awhile.  I have no issues with baby elmo or any other elmo type doll but, I have to say that I have hated her baby elmo since she got the thing her first or second xmas.  Along with a few other items.

We will hopefully be getting new windows in the house we are currently renting from my father in law.  My daughter needs new windows especially in her room because the outside glass to one of her windows is broken out and I really wince and am worried that she will do something crazy and break out the inside glass.  It really makes me nervous. So I hope we will get all the windows replaced before bad weather hits and hopefully before more damage is done.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.


25 Sep

Today I finally in the process of simplifying my life I got rid of my exercise ball that I was going to use as a birthing ball but, it never happened.  I have been hanging on to it for over 5 years and today I finally let it go after all this time.  I had been trying to sell it and when that failed I decided to hang on to it not sure why but, I did and now it was time to let it go.  I even got rid of a few of my daughters things as well (she never wants to let go of most things) so it was time to let go of a few things she was no longer playing with and will hopefully not miss.   With school in session her time is short to play with most of the things she has unfortunately.


23 Sep

Well this weekend we spent a day with a friend of ours and her daughter in a little town not too far from us.  We hit the festival, let our girl play on the playground with other kids, and went to a local book store that was just delightful.   In this bookstore I found a great book titled Marshmellow you will probably find it in the kids section but, it was written down that “no home is complete with out a bunny.”  The illustrations are really great as well and the story is very heart warming.  It normally retails for about $7 I got it for a bit less but, in my honest opinion it is worth more.  The bunny reminds me of my own sweet Noel and I agree with the authors assessment that no home is indeed complete with out a bunny.

I also got one step closer to getting rid of the house warming present from hell.  My in laws finally agreed to donate the vehicle that is basically junk.  Yes, I feel bad about donating a worthless vehicle to a non profit organization but, I still want the darn thing gone and out of my life.  I hope it will be gone soon.  Everything is set except we just have to find the title which,  I do not have.

My husband got the paperwork done and completed to extend the contract on his old/current job.  He will be going back to work tomorrow after having about 3 weeks off. It was not a problem really him having this time off ok maybe except for him driving me crazy lol.


18 Sep

I have decided that my daughter will be a great actress especially in any and almost all female roles for Shakesperian tragedies. We seem to go through a lot of drama each morning so far with getting our daughter ready for school.  It is almost too much.

My husband is still out of work but, has been getting some job leads and applying for jobs so there is hope at least until the possible reject letter from hades comes in the mail. If people even do that anymore.  It has been too long since I was in the job market.

Our daughter and the rest of us are finally over the ick we got somewhere along the way. So that is one good thing and our cats are feeling better as well.  We somehow managed to pass it on to them. Poor kitties.

Now it is just a matter of playing catchup for me it is with email and other things along with posting to this site.  For my daughter it is getting school work caught up and my husband getting jobs searched for, research about the company and applying for the ones of interest and a “good or decent” fit.

More simplifying

10 Sep

Today I finally let go the changing pads/bed pads that we had been using on our bed for a long while.  Since we moved and I know that can upset a childs rhythm and they might pee the bed even though they have been potty trained for awhile.  So today I took those along with a large purse that i have not used in several years it was time to say good bye permanently to these items.  They all went to goodwill and I feel so much better for it.  

I also got rid of a few of the many papers that my daughter brings home from school to the recycle bin.  Again it feels good to get rid of the clutter.  

Today my dad left for home and I will miss him.  I always do but, then I start to think that summer is right around the corner (even if fall and winter are not yet upon us) and I will see him again soon.  

My rabbit Noel has been eating like crazy.  It seems as though I am not giving her enough food to hold her for the evening or even day until I give her just a bit more food in the evening.  I really am trying to not over feed her and make her fat but, at the same time I am hoping that something is not too seriously wrong with her.  She is not pregnant so it is not like she is eating for 2 or more.  Not sure what to make of it.  If anyone owns a rabbit and can give me a few ideas about what might be going on I would appreciate it.  Of course it might be a thyroid issue as well. 


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