Tuesday, July 31, 2007
There were times over the weekend that I seriously just wanted to sit down and cry. There was so much stuff in both of their rooms (AKA CRAP) that is was physically and emotionally overwhelming. Stuff to keep, stuff to pack up for when they are grown adults, stuff to throw away.....seriously I was having nervous breakdowns during the day. When I was down and at the lowest point, Rob was there to chip in some man strength and help. When he was down....well I just went and took a nap.....LOL....sorry baby but my mind/body/spirit connection can only last for so many hours and then it gets stressed.....
So this last week we started the move. Of course in order to move Wolfie into the small room we had to get all of Lexi's stuff out and paint. I didn't think Wolfie wanted to sleep in a pink and green preppy room. So I finally got all the stuff out of there and last Thursday we went and picked out the paint. He went with a nice rich color green. The kids and I started to paint and patience was tested on my party. We got through it with minimul paint on our feet and bodies.
Rob's always the finish guy and came in Friday night to do the white baseboards and trim. He's a great finish guy. He secretly hates coming in after me cause he thinks it's more work than just taping off and doing the whole project himself. Oh well...sorry baby!!!! So by Saturday we were moving furniture in and getting Lexi's room set up also...
So this is some of the end result. I'm not quite done yet with Lexi's room and there are little touches here and there but you get the jist's of it. We threw out maybe 10 green garbage bags of junk and that's freeing in lots of ways.
Here's Wolfie green jungle room. We made a quick trip to IKEA for a duvet cover and some blinds for the window. He seems really happy with being in there. He's been sitting on the top bunk , reading and doing stuff and blasting his music.
Here's his Chameleon tank. It fit perfectly in this corner and on the TV stand that we got from a friend several years ago. We love to re-use things around the house and make them work. Well the truth be told , if we won the lottery, I would not re-use a single thing.....but since we have not won the lottery I re-use !!! :-)
So we still have a ways to go, a twin bed to sell on Craigst list and some stuff to put away......but it's a great start for now......
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
thanks rob for never minding to make dinner for us......you have a zest for cooking and I just want to publicaly say think you for never complaing and always eating the 3 starch meals that I sometimes cook......
My friend Kim just got back from Italy. She took a little trip and WOW what snafu's happened to her.....the airline lost her luggage I was so stressed for her.......but it all worked out in the end.......she rocks hard cause she brought me back this awesome necklace from the island of Murano Island.
Here's a little info about the island:
Murano Island - A Glassmaker's Paradise Since 1291, this tiny Venetian island has been the home of Venice's glassmaking industry. Glass production was moved to Murano Island from the main part of Venice because its production posed quite a fire hazard. (Note: The buildings in Venice were constructed mostly of wood at this period in history and the extreme heat that is required to make glass liquid so as to mold and shape it obviously caused the Venetians some concern.)
It matched the top I wore to work today PERFECT!!!! Thanks for thinking of me in the midst of total and complete chaos while having to try and wear Italian clothing.......hahahaha
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I have had this little honey bear in my kitchen for almost 12 years. I saw it in someones kitchen one time and I thought it was such a good idea.....Most of you know I like to switch things up around the house....but this little guy been's here for a long time......isn't he cute and helpful ?
My friend at work just got back from Africa. This is a real sign that's she took a pic of !!! I asked her if I could post it cause I could not believe a sign posted like this!!! Party on Africa! Just be sure to lock your car doors and pack heat just in case..........
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I got the first 1/2 day we were there up on Flickr so go and check it out......
Okay I have all the pics up from the weekend now on Flickr !!! Yeah!!! Still just click on the
above Flickr Link!!!! Thanks for taking the time to look at them all!!!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
pics (WORK CALLS TODAY! ) but here 's some teaser shots and a short video for your
There was also lots of water play and tom foolery going on at the Lake!!! Here's a small peek
into some of that action!!!!!
You can always head to Steph's You Tube and check the other videos out also!!!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Adult acne (AKA Good Times) Statistics
Adult acne affects 25% of all adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. These are the official statistics, but I personally don't know many adults who have not had a zit or two in their adult lives. People can develop unpleasant acne or have an acne recurrence in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. It can be difficult to cope with no matter your age, and can cause depression and social anxiety in an adult the same way it can in a teen.
Although the causes of adult acne are unknown, it is thought that adult acne may sometimes have hormonal roots. The appropriate adult pimple treatment may involve getting your hormones in check which requires a trip to your doctor.
Not so uncommonIt is important to realize that adult acne is more common than people may think, and adult sufferers are not alone. If you are troubled by adult onset acne, promptly consult your doctor.
Okay so WHEW!!!!!!! I'm not alone in my adult acne issues. But seriously I'm 39 and still dealing with this ? I'm done with this. They can just go away. Especially the "underground" ones. You know exactly what I'm talking about don't you? If you bump them or hit them just right the tears start in your eyes and you have to lay down for a minute to control yourself.
Do you know how embarrassing it is to be buying Noxema at Wal Mart and it's not for your 12 year old but for you ? No matter how fancy you package the "zit cream" it's still zip creme.......no matter if you order it from Sephora or Acne.com !
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Rob took a picture of me instead of the arms length photo......Some of you may wonder why my white "bra" straps are always out but they are undershirts I wear...so it's not bra straps hanging out....it's like the layered look.....LOL
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Okay so it's Saturday morning around 9AM and I just had to take the MacBook out with me.....The crowd has died down and I have a pocket of dollar bills. It really amazes me the questions that people ask while at a garage sale. They ask "How much are the clothes" Well first of all people it's a garage sale....so how much could the clothes possible be priced at ? It's not like it's the Nordstrom Rack people.....more like the A. Street Rack.......So get your handfull of clothes, bring them up to the table and we will figure something out.
Also 25¢ for a t-shirt is too much!!! That's the feedback I got. Well maybe they should head out to Old Navy and try to get a shirt on their clearance rack for a quarter.......think that will happen?
We have lots of fun stories from garage sales. Rob's mom used to have garage sales here at our house for her PEO group. One time a guy brought a DVD player back cause it didn't work. So Rob's mom's group had already cleared out and left for the day. This guy comes back and is yelling at Rob and I about it not working. We "tried" to let him know that it wasn't our garage sale and sorry. He ended up throwing it on the ground in front of my kids and yelling. Rob got in his face and I thought fist's were gonna fly. Rob forbid the guy from ever coming back and he never has.
It's also kinda funny when you tell someone "Yeah that's a 25¢" and even that's too much for them....they pull a nickel out of their pocket and hold it out to you.....Okay people a FREAKIN NICKLE ????? Then at that time I end up rasing the price to $1.00. I KID YOU NOT!!!!!!!
So normally by the time the sale is over this is how I look......
Still smiling cause my pocket is full of money from peddling my stuff on the corner, a headache from getting up so early, water or soda....and I can't wait to get a nap in!!!!
Hope you all have a great Saturday!!!!!!!
Friday, July 06, 2007
Can't wait for our trip to LA!!!!! Should be fun....lots of fun......
Just say a prayer for Lora and her boyfriend Daniel and their family. That they find peace and comfort at this time......
Thursday, July 05, 2007
If you were on the Jone's lawn last night all this will make sense to you...if you were not on the lawn but there in previous years......this will still make sense to you...if you have never been on the Jone's lawn on the 4th of July....well then you just may think I'm insane in the brain....
I finally got my 4th of July photos uploaded....so go and check them out......
Monday, July 02, 2007
Anyone want to guess where we went ?
Sunday, July 01, 2007
and they are a mystery flavor. They want you to guess the flavor. Everyone at my house
agrees on the flavor and what it's "supposed" to taste like. Have you tried them yet?
What do you think ? Chloe said the jury is still out for her.......
They don't even see her coming in her original Build A Bear camo hoodie !
She encourages everone to exercise, eat right and get our yearly mammograms and rectal exams....I kid you not about this.......LIVESTRONG PEEPS !
What you don't hear and see is Lexi begging me to get up and make her pancakes, sitting off to my side watching me blog (ANNOYING) and Wolfie in the shower singing and thumping on the shower walls......CUT ME A BREAK PEOPLE!!!!!!
What I did come home to last night after being at TGIF's and watching Confessions of a Matchmaker (ON A&E TV) that Lori had TIVO'd......Rob had changed the bed sheets, put the duvet cover on and put clean pillowcases on......love you for that honey!!!! Thanks!!!!
Hope you all have a great Sunday!!!!
Here's Leah and her Volcano drink. She had the coolest ring on and I might try and take it from her one day!!! She's super sweet and is married to Pete who is also a "SkyView Social Club" card carrying member!!!
Check out flickr for a pic of me and Leah....doing what I do best..........