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I am married, and I have three great kids! I have a biological daughter, and I have a stepson and a stepdaughter. I love my husband, he is the greatest guy of all time!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

I made a skirt!!!

I've completed my first article of clothing!!! I made a skirt on Saturday, start to finish, and I wore it somewhere!! I'm so excited!!! It was just a simple black skirt, with an asymetrical hemline, and I think it was great!! The waist line looked a little wonky, but I wore a long shirt, and no one was the wiser!! I actually wore it to my old best friend's wedding, so it was kind of formal. Actually having a goal in mind, and completing it, is VERY exciting!! I started Saturday morning, we left for a couple hours, and when we got home, I ironed everything, cut up my skirt, pinned it all over, and started sewing!! Like I said, the waist line was kind of wonky, but that was because I had made the opening for the elastic REALLY big. I got the elastic all set, and dang it, the elastic didn't fit!! It was just a teensy bit too big, so I trimmed down my elastic a little, and then it fit in just fine! I finished sewing it up, and I tried it on! It fit, but the hem...just wasn't right. By that time, i didn't have time to fix it, so I closed it up and put it on!! I'm so proud of myself that I had a goal, I worked toward my goal, and I got it done!! Hopefully I learned how to do it, so next time my waistline won't be so wonky!! I'm sure that the more I sew, the better I'll get!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

My new job!!

So, I have a new part time job!!  It's actually just a volunteer thing, and I don't get paid money!!  I do, however, get blog advertisement, on the very top of the giveaway website!!  I love it though, more than my real job!!  If I could get paid to do my new gig, I’d quit my current job in a heartbeat!!  My new ‘job’ is working for a giveaway blog site, posting giveaways that people send in!  It’s super simple, and it might be silly, but I LOVE it!!  I am hoping that I’ll be able to put it on my resume, either that I was volunteering, or that I did some blog work, so that it will help me get an online job, a REAL online job, not one of those stupid scams!!  You should look us up, it’s a GREAT thing!!  People from all over the world email us, and we post their giveaway information!  There have been so many great giveaways!!  There have been earrings, necklaces, gift certificates, altered journals, and more!!  Just today, I posted this REALLY pretty engraved pet portrait, it’s a piece of wood, and it’s customized with YOUR pet!!  It’s really neat!!  I’m going to try to win that one, so I can get a gift for someone for Christmas!!

  I’m looking to find another volunteering/part-time job, so if you know of anything, please let me know!!  Also, go see Etsy Giveaways and look around, the link is below!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My baby's growing up!

This morning I took the kids to the bus stop.  It was bittersweet for me.  Brinley sat in the front seat with me, and as we sat there, we talked about the day ahead of us, and it was just so sweet.  She is such a big girl, and she is so amazing.  We held hands and had such a grown up talk.  I just can’t get over how big she is getting!!  She is turning into such a beautiful young lady, and I am proud to call her my daughter! 
Yesterday when the kids got home from school, they got to watch TV for a while, while Danny was fixing the water pump.  Once that got fixed, the kids all had to do their chores.  Brinley half-ass did her chores, then she went in her room and started reading a book.  Of course, she wasn’t going to get away with doing half of her chores!! 
She has been really cranky lately.  She misses her daddy, and I think she’s been really stressed out about him being gone, and it’s causing her to lose sleep.  There are nights when she comes in the living room at midnight, and it’s obvious that she hasn’t been to sleep yet.  Poor girl!  I’m really glad that Dan hasn’t yelled at her about it, when we talked about it, he said he wanted to!  She’s just stressed, and I know that!  I don’t blame her, I’d be stressed out too if my dad was gone!!   Hopefully when he comes home on leave, she will realize that he is fine, and it will help her not to stress so much, so she’ll get more sleep. 

I'm learning to crochet!!

I’m learning to crochet!! I got a book last week, and I’ve just been chipping at it, one day at a time! As of last night, I’ve finished about four rows of a future blanket, I’m REALLY excited!! I’m hoping to get it done some time before Christmas, and maybe if I do, I can figure out how to make some Christmas gifts for people. I’m really excited, because this is something I’ve always wanted to learn!! I am really enjoying crafting!! I can’t wait to get it done, so I can post the pics on here!! =)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I witnessed a wreck!!

So I witnessed a wreck today.  A BAD wreck.  There were three vehicles involved, a black van, a white car, and a red truck.  I’m going to talk through what happened, mostly for my sake.  Feel free to read all about it!  I’m going to use BV for black van, WC for white car, and RT for red truck.  Duh.  =)
Anyway, I was driving along, going about 90 MPH, when all of a sudden I felt the need to slow down.  I slowed down to about 75 or so, and then in front of me, I saw this BV with the hazard lights on, going REALLY slow.  There was a WC driving up on it, going REALLY fast, when the WC suddenly slammed on her brakes, swerving back and forth across the lanes of traffic.  The WC swerved off the road, then got back on the road, where she hit a BV.  The BV swerved of course, because of the collision, and the RT swerved, trying to avoid being hit by the BV.  The RT swerved off the road, then back on the road, and then he went off the road again and flipped twice, landing on its side.  I was behind all of it, watching, kind of frozen in shock.  I pulled over to the side of the road, trying to decide whether to call 911 or not.  Someone else who witnessed it pulled over in front of me, and as they got out of their car, they were calling 911, so I didn’t.  I walked across the busy highway; it hadn’t slowed down at all, to talk to the people in the wreck.  There was a guy in the RT, a woman in the BV, and a woman in the WC.  Believe it or not, everyone was okay!!  The guy in the RT climbed out his window, and he walked away without a scratch!!  Within seconds it seemed, there was an EMT on the spot, and the fire and police were also there within minutes!!  The other witness and I had to stand around waiting, probably for about 30 minutes, waiting to give our statement to the Highway Patrol.  We gave our accounts, and he took my information, just in case.  It was VERY scary, and I’m still thanking God that He made me slow down, otherwise, one of those vehicles probably would have been mine.  Thank you God!  Even though I’ve had some really personal issues with God this summer, He was still there, watching over me.  He definitely deserves ALL the credit for keeping me safe. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's been a while...again!!

Grr!!  I was so excited to blog every single day, and it's been a week since my last post, AGAIN!!  Oh well, I'm here now, and that's what matters!!  =)  This has been a VERY long week, and I have never been more glad that it is Friday!!  I am SO glad that tomorrow's the weekend, and the only thing I have to do is finish up school shopping, which isn't a lot because we did it all last week!  Thanks to Tax Free Weekend, we saved like $400!!  =) 

Monday starts the Big Idea Festival at http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/, and I can't wait!!  I'm really looking forward to learning some new scrapping techniques!!  Right now, I'm in a class called Write Now!, a zippy journaling workshop that's going to teach me how to write gooder!!  =P  So far I've learned a LOT!!  I love it!

Big Picture Classes

I've been crafting like crazy lately!!  Usually I just buy stuff, and then I get bored with the hobby, whatever it may be, but so far, I've been USING what I've bought!!  On Wednesday, I made a new bag for my wire jewelry making supplies, and I made a bunch of trees of life!  I don't think I'm doing them quite right, but I don't care! 

This afternoon, I have to go to the eye doctor for a Glaucoma test.  Please pray that I pass!!  A month ago, I got my eyes checked, and I tested in the high risk range for glaucoma, so my further testing is today.  Please pray!!  I don't need ANOTHER ailment!! 

That's all for now folks, hopefully there will be more later!! =)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Daily Posting...

So I guess when I named my blog, I shouldn't have named it my 'daily' blog, I should have named it the 'whenever I feel like it' blog!!  I've been trying SO hard to post every day, but almost every time I think about it, I'm not near a computer, and if I am, I'm busy doing something else!!  Anyway, my point is, I'm going to try to start writing more often, if it kills me!!

Okay, so I have a question.  I want to get my girls something to remember us by while they are at school.  I saw these rings that I fell in LOVE with, it is just a plain silver ring that spells LOVE in cursive.  My husband thinks they're too young for that, but what do you think??  I think T might be too young, but not B.  B is too smart for even 2nd grade, I think she would definitely be able to take care of something like that.  Do you have any ideas for what I can give them, so they won't be lonely at school??  Thanks!!

Link Party???

Okay, so I know this is probably a really stupid question, but WHAT THE HECK IS A LINK PARTY????  I keep seeing them EVERYWHERE in blogland, but I can't find a definition anywhere!!  If I knew what one was, I would probably be more inclined to participate in one!!  Help me!!!

In other news, today's a great day!!  =)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hilarious Imaginary Letter about Oklahoma!

I received this in an email, it was one of those forwards that we all get, but this one was amazing!!  I don't know who the author is, so this is me giving him credit.....

Read on if you want a laugh!!

Dear Diary,
Just moved to Oklahoma! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings.
It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

June 14th:
Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:
Fell asleep by the community pool.. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:
I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and Shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol'
Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant
freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th:
Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?

Aug.. 4th:
Its 115 degrees. Finally got the
air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.

Aug. 8th:
If another wise ass cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

Aug. 9th:
Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when I sat on the seats in the car, I thought my butt was on fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass . . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried butt, and baked cat.

Aug 10th:
The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do crap for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state?
Water rationing is next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.

Aug. 14th:
Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115
today. Cactus are dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Oklahoma. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here?? Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.