Thursday, August 9, 2012

I am terrible at this.....

Blogging....I am awful at it!! I look at blogs everyday, but never feel like I have anything remotely important to blog about...However, I am hoping to get better at this. So, to start off fresh..again, I am going to let you in on the happenings around our household because I know you are dying to know what goes on around here. Heck, who am I kidding, I don't even know if anyone reads this...But anyways, first of all, it is HOT here in Texas!! Like "stay in the house unless you are near a body of water" hot!! I don't like the heat..or the cold for that matter. Give me Spring and Fall and I am a happy girl. The girls are getting ready to go back to school. Ryleigh will be in 5th grade and Kristyn will be a freshman (tears...). Kristyn has started high school volleyball two a days and has her first two tournaments of her high school career this weekend and one of them is at my old high school. She made JV cheerleader so she also has to cheer for the scrimmage they have on Saturday. Needless to say this is going to be a busy year for her. She is also talking about playing golf, tennis and running track. Not sure all of those will happen, but you never know. As long as she keeps her grades up and enjoys what she is doing, I will support her and be there to cheer her on. On Sunday we are going school shopping, so needless to say it is going to be a busy weekend. Doodle has only been home 3 1/2 months since last October, so basically I am a single parent. He was in Montana from Oct-Feb, North Dakota from mid-May until 3 weeks ago when he went to West Texas. He did manage to come home for 2 days before he went to West Texas (where it is REALLY hot). We, or should I say I, have started the process of getting ready to build a new home...I am hoping to start it somewhere between March and June. I am sooooo excited! The girls and I started going back to church on Sunday..I am so glad we are going back. I didn't realize how much I missed it and the people until I went back. We go to a Cowboy church and the people are really laid back and nice. We went last night and Kristyn went to Youth and really liked it. It helps that she knows alot of the people there and some of the girls that she plays volleyball with go there too. I am going back to work...for the school district!! YEA!!! I have been subbing for the district since I became a SAHM 3 1/2 years ago. I had applied for a job last year and actually did the job as a long term sub at the beginning of last year, but the Superintendent decided not to hire for it and just moved someone from the high school over. When another position was opened this year, the principle asked me if I would like it and I said "yes"....so, I took the test and made a 97 on it. I go back on the 17th and the school year officially starts on the 27th. I know it won't be much money, but I am fortunate that I don't have to work for the money. This is giving me something to do during the day and still be home when my kids are home along with making a little bit of money. I will be in the same school as Ryleigh working with 4th and 5th graders. Well, that is about it for now....gotta go pick up Kristyn from her morning practice session, only to have to take her back in a few hours.....I feel like I need to put a "free taxi" sign on the top of my vehicle....but to be honest, I would not have it any other day! Hope you have a great day!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What a week!!

I have had one heck of a week!! Here is a post with Weekend Recap & Wednesday Weight Watchers Weigh In with other stuff thrown in.....

First things first.....

Weekend Recap:
you all know about my fiasco with the stove. On Saturday we spent the day looking for a stove. Got that done and that evening we went down to the deerlease with some friends and ate dinner.... came home and went to bed...Sunday I spent ALL DAY washing clothes because Doodle was leaving on Monday for Montana until after the first of the year. That evening some friends and us all got together to have dinner before Doodle left..it was soooo good! Steaks, potatoes, mixed vegetables and Sister Shubert rolls!!! YUMMY!!!!! After dinner, we came home, girls got baths and went to bed and Doodle and I packed his bags and made sure he had everything he would need. Monday, Doodle got up and left for Montana around 6:00...I got the girls up and off to school and then came back home and went back to bed since I had a terrible headache....the rest of the week was filled with the usual...school, cheer practice, football game, you know, the usual.

Now on to:

Wednesday Weight Watchers Weigh In
...I went by myself this week since my friend was not feeling to well....I weighed in at .6 lbs lighter than last week which is good. Not as much as I would have liked to lose, but loosing is always bette than gaining....so I will be happy with it and hope it is better this week. One thing I have got to start doing is exercizing....I have a plan...I am going to start getting up, putting on my workout clothes, take the girls to school and come home and walk/run a mile. It is a start! This week I have not been worth anything!! The first week that Doodle is gone is always the hardest. Getting used to a new routine, not sleeping well,..you get the picture.

And last but not least...

New Business Venture
I have signed up to become a Thirty One Gifts Consultant!! I just got my consultant kit yesterday and I am soooo excited! I first saw the product catalog when a teacher at the school that I sub at had a catalog. Then a friend of mine had a catalog party but I was never able to get with her to look at the book. I contacted the consultant that she used and I had a book party and got over $600.00 in orders!! YEA ME!! I ended up getting $100 in free products, 2-1/2 price items and 2 hostess exclusives! I was hooked and wanted more, so I signed up! My sister is currently having a book party for me and I have a couple of other people who are going to have parties as well....I am soooo excited!

So there you have it....everything that has gone on in the last week in our household...oh, and Doodle made it to Montana on Tuesday evening...he said it is beautiful and just today a moose crossed the road in front of his hotel room...CRAZY!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It is always something....

Why does it always seem like "it is always something"??? Earlier this month we had to have the duct work replaced so that hopefully our electric bill will drop from $500.00+.....yes, you read that correctly. Anyway, last night I had just put the chicken and rice in the oven and sat down and all of a sudden a here this buzzing noise and look at the oven and there is flames inside... uuuuggghhhh!!! I turned the oven off and flipped the breaker so there was no power to the stove and the fire went out and that was that. But, no chicken and rice! Ended up cooking some sausage on the grill and I had a sausage sandwich...So, the husband, girls and I went to Lowes this morning and bought this....



When we were on our way home I got Doodle to stop at the grocery store and I bought a cake mix, brownie mix and cookie dough....once we got home and got the stove hooked up, I baked these goodies....



Just waiting on the brownies to cool off....YUMMY!!! Doodle and the girls love chocolate cake and I like brownies....even though they are not great for Weight Watchers it will be ok because I have extra points! lol...Well, better get off of here so that I can make some potato salad for tonight. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2nd Annual Redneck Birthday Bash

Yes, you read that correctly....REDNECK!! Several of us started this last year since there are a lot of our friends who have birthdays in October. Seriously, I think we have almost everyday of the month covered. So, last year we put together a party with a band (Jody Booth), food, dancing, we even hire cops to make sure that everyone acts right. We have had close to 200 people both years and nobody gets out of line. This year was the hubbys BIG 40 so it was extra special for him....We have started looking forward to this party and so has everyone out here where we live. We live in a small community where everyone knows everyone, kids kindergarten through 12th grade ride the same bus and all the schools are located on the same land. You can stand in the middle and see each school...not to mention we are in the country and "town" is 20 minutes away....LOVE IT!! Anyway, here are a few pics of our night....











I can't post all of them due to the amount that I took....but I think a good time was had by all!

Weight Watchers Wednesday Weigh In

Well, today was the weigh in day....the scale said I had gained .9 lbs....but, the lady said she didn't think that was right because I had on two shirts and blue jeans with bling on them which tends to make them heavy and makes it seem like you gain weight when you really didn't. ...and they are heavy pants, but I didn't think about that when I put them one this morning. When I got home, I changed and weighed myself and my scale said I had lost weight...which made me feel great, but my luck, my scale is wrong....BUT, I am just going with it!! lol....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weight Watchers Wednesday Weigh In

I meant to do this post last night, but after going to my WW meeting and running the roads with my friend, baking a cake for my husbands 40th birthday and cooking supper, time got away from me. Plus the fact that we had a quick severe thunderstorm that evidentally produced a tornado kinda threw me for a loop....

So, as I mentioned, yesterday I went to my 3rd Weight Watchers meeting, which made my 2nd full week on the program and I am happy to say that I have lost another 1.6 pounds!! YEA!! I now weigh 138.2.....YIPPEE!! Sorry to have to make this post short and sweet, but I have housework that desperately needs my attention and the next two days are jammed pack. Tomorrow I have errands to run in order to get ready for the 2nd Annual Redneck Birthday Bash....oh yes, there will be pics!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weekend Recap

I know I am a day late with this post, but yesterday I had to run a couple of errands and Kristyn had a volleyball game and we didn't get home until around 10:00....and I only live about 5 miles from the school!! They won, which was great! Anyway, on to our weekend....

Friday: Friday night was Middle School night at the High school volleyball game. They introduce all the jr high volleyball teams for Tarkington. After the game, we just came home because Kristyn had a volleyball tournament all day Saturday.

Saturday: We spent all day at the volleyball tournament (Kristyn's team won 1st place, for the second year in a row!), after that, we went to Academy to get a pop up blind for Doodle and Ry to use on Sunday, and then we went to eat at HB japanese Steakhouse....yummy!!!

Sunday: Doodle and the girls went hunting in the morning...when they got done, I took the girls to PetSmart and got Ryleigh a hamster since she had such good grades on her report card....we stopped by the grocery store so I could pick up a few things and then we came home and stayed inside because the weather was nasty and raining...YIPEE!! Finally, we got some rain!!

So, there you have it....our weekend....we didn't do alot, but it sure did seem like it!! Well, tomorrow is my weigh in at Weight Watchers..I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!!