Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Speaking of the Contest, if I do win. I will make my own Christmas Cards and who would like one, I will send you a personal Christmas Card to show you my appreciation if you would like. Which is something I would like to do anyway for all who have voted for me, even if I don't win. If so, if anyone would like a homemade Christmas card from me. Please email me at pookee004ATyahoo.com, let me know what you like whether it be snowflakes, snowman, Santas, anything in particular, also your address (no I won't come and stalk you) and that way I have time to make my cards and such. For myself, its something I don't like to rush into as I enjoy making cards. All information will be used for mailing the cards and then removed from my computer. As I respect others privacy as well. Thank you guys as well so much!!! And Thank You Christine...for having this contest. I got my ONE vote in today....yay!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The other day we were at the store...and you know your never to go when your hungry right? Well, I was in "snack" mode...yah something sweet I tell ya. But I kept avoiding the "FAT" aisles. You know where all the cookies, candies and brownie mixes are and stuff. But I needed bread and that is where the stupid cookies are., well I grabbed the bread and kept my head facing towards the bread. UNTIL THAT IS, I saw these Caramel Corn Rice Cakes. My Boyfriend made the weird look of something that was just sour. I said...man oh man. Not up for trying something healthy for once? Cause these things don't have no fat, no trans fat but 13g of sugar. I don't care the calorie count was low...I tried them and oh my gosh. Tastes just like caramel corn. I can only eat three because they are sooo sweet. And just perfect for easing my sweet itch. I just wanted to share my Rice Cake adventure....I know I am a dork but I don't care.
So now I am sitting here, just lit some candles and taping up boxes. I have a goal to get my Son's room done as he needs to step up and learn to pack himself. I shouldn't always have to do EVERYTHING!!!!! So he's heading into the torture chamber at this very moment...and starting. Whoot!!! He can be a good kid...when he wants to be.
I was a bad, bad girl today. I killed my vacuum awhile back, and frankly I can't stand to see my floors dirty. Makes me crazy. And I am not about to borrow someone's vacuum because I have cats and what if that person is allergic to cat hair or dander. Yes I do care about people...in general...sometimes...maybe. I know my Boyfriend is getting paid tomorrow, too bad he doesn't know he's paying for the vacuum I just bought today. Its just a cheapy but hey, it works and works good. Its a Bissel Powerforce with Hepa Filter. I had to empty the thing like 4 times. All the freak'n cat hairs. Ugh!!!!!! My floors look pretty again....swoooon! I have a new love...sorry Mike but this thing sucks alot better.
Right now I am headed into the kitchen to start packing up the "plastic china". I have so many mismatched plates and stuff...Its not even funny. And I don't use it.
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Monday, October 29, 2007
AND THEN. I just got a phone call. A couple weeks ago I had a knock at the door, it was the director of the daycare my Son attends over the summer. She stopped by on a Sunday night, totally took me by surprise. Well, she said she wanted to nominate my family to get help this Holiday after encoutering a unfortunate situation. Which was out of my control is how they word it. Ok cool. Chances are I wouldn't get it as I know there are other families in more dire need than myself. Well, I guess it wasn't the case as the phone call was the company saying they wanted to help me and my family...meaning me and my Son. I can't go into details just yet but will say. I will be getting a new washer and dryer set. Let me tell you, that took off so much stress and load off my shoulder ...I think I am still in shock. As for the business deal with the flood, it will be settled by weeks end. That is all I can say anymore.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The comeback they have for us is, on the 30th day at the end you will be paid. Today is my 31st Day..and still no money. I can honestly say I am getting frustrated. Its all business, and if a advertiser was to get paid on a certain day. I am sure they would get it, just because we are the people helping these people doesn't mean we shouldn't get paid as soon as we are suppose too. I will say too, a glitch, short people isn't a excuse. Because it happens ALL THE TIME. If the company just so happens to read this, please take note and do something about it. Alot of people are very unhappy with this. We take the time out of our day to do this for you and the advertiser, you need to take the time and make sure all the posties are taken care of. Please.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Please don't hate me...because it was so delish. And no kids to worry about...just Mike and I. He got the Hot Caramel Sundae. I love there Hot Fudge. Its to die for. So after LagoMarcinos we went to Hobby Lobby, then Michaels. Stopped at Borders books to walk around, then HyVee for something for dinner. Now we are home watching Halloween H20..Yay! Fun. I think I am going to bed early tonight. I am actually worn out for some reason.
By the way, this isn't a sponsored post or review. I do sponsored posts but will tag those in which are sponsored.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Well, I am back to watching one of my fave shows...Trauma:Life in the ER....I love this stuff.
You didn't just lose all your Christmas stuff that you have had for the past 10 years of your Son's ornaments that can't be replaced.
You didn't just lose your washer and dryer, you know the one that you worked hard for and saved up for, all the while being a single parent?
You didn't just lose the clothes that got ruined by the muddy water and stained them clothes now did you?
You didn't just miss so many hours of work that it messed up your budget because you had to clean up what you could?
You didn't just have your landlord start throwing your stuff in the garbage without your knowledge now did you?
You didn't have an argument that resulted in a Police coming into your house because the Landlord was throwing away your stuff, and her being told she can't do that...
My life has been rough as sh*t for the past 10 years, I love my Son...and I have raised him on my own. I have worked hard for what I have bought, and to lose it all in one night...and to have this feeling of being lost without your stuff. Not only did I lose my most sentimental items but I lost a part of me. I lost my sense of self. I lost respect for myself. I lost weight too because of the stress. Which was the best part of all this. This Winter, I am promising myself to do more for myself. I lost some of my scrapbooking stuff too. Now that would devastate anyone in my book. I've been scrapbooking for years, and just lately I've been buying stuff to replace what I lost. Anyone who does scrapbook knows exactly how expensive of a hobby this is. I am a sucker for stickers though. And scrapbooking has been my outlet in the past to let me be creative and expressing myself to my family. I have made them little scrap books and they just adore them.
I apologize for this long post, its been sitting on my chest for awhile now. And I really would like to smack this into my Landlords head of how she is acting and treating me. But one question for you before I go. Would you pay rent on a house, that does NOT have a working Furnace? And it gets down in the 30s at night? Honestly do tell.
This post is not to put anyone down, just to vent my emotions and feelings. All in all, she can be a good person but I don't know which days the good landlord is available.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Tonight is a busy night at Cub Scouts, its my Son's RainGutter Regatta. My Son and his wonderful Father built a boat and they get to race it in a Gutter. Its so much fun to watch the boys blow their boats with straws. They have so much fun. I will post pictures when I get home. I am off for now, I have to find something for dinner for us before we go.
I've been cleaning house, trying to get my mind off things and to get things settled. After the last couple of conversations with my landlord, I am irritated. If I get a new set of washer and dryer, I am sorry I am not allowing anyone else to use it. I can't. Its MINE. And when I move, I am taking the old washer with me. She can kiss my butt. I am going to make a payment on my light bill here too. I have something wrong with my tire...gah. Why so much happening to me?
Monday, October 22, 2007
Some new cabinetry would do the place some good too. Its a huge vanity that takes up way too much space. I like spaces, nice and simple. Maybe a little more updated to my taste, I would add a smaller vanity and definitely, add some style to the smallest room in my house. I wonder if she had to replace the one upstairs due to the water damage from the roof leaking about a month ago. If so I hope she picked something half way decent.
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Mom, if you get mad over me posting this, I am sorry. Its been sitting on my chest. I am just so mad over these other people. I sure hope justice is going to be served, and that my BIL gets his glasses fixed, she should not of ever of slapped him across the face for how drunk she was. And his bruises.....dear god.
I am a huge Garden fanatic and that is a place I visit everytime I go to another city. I want to see what type of plants grow in that region. So maybe when I go to the Royal Botanic Gardens, I can get some really great photos. Yes I take lots of pictures of my flowers and plants. Its just beautiful. Some pictures turn out ok, some don't. I don't care, I just enjoy sightseeing and taking photos. And most definitely...I have to visit the London Bridge. If I remember right there is the London Eye. Its a huge, huge Ferris Wheel. I saw it on a movie...and it looked awesome.
ONTO other things, I really want to thank the people who have been voting for me in the contest. Being gone all day Saturday, I was in shock to see my total had gone up. I know I've some great friends here in the QC helping, and in California, and a few all over the USA. You guys rock. I don't see myself winning though just because. Its not me to ever win. I could care less at this moment, I just want heat in my house. That flood took away alot more than just my personal belongings. It tooks a piece of me with it, like trust in people like my landlord.
Something of note, per our conversation yesterday. All my stuff. She considered junk and shouldn't get anything for it. And she laughed about it. It hurt me all over again. That stuff was my Son's toys, baby clothes, clothes in the dryer now ruined, my washer/dryer, scrapbooking supplies,Christmas Tree, Ornaments,all my Christmas Stuff, Cherished Teddies, and of course Beanie Babies. I had other stuff too, as it was an entire list of items that I could only pick out in pictures. It doesn't include unknown stuff. So my list was a partial list, and I was told to find the prices online of my stuff. So including my Lost Wages it came up to almost $4000. Which is not very much considering some people who lost their finished basements. Those people could not wait for the insurance and have since taken out loans to fix their basements or borrowed against their 401k's. My Landlord told me, it was my fight and she wasn't going to do anything about it. That really ticked me off because she lost a Furnace and a Hot Water Heater. And this was in JULY, its not October...and getting cold. Her excuse for the tenants not paying rent is a cop out. Maybe if she would of stood up for her stuff, things would be different. But I guess not.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I had a busy day yesterday. I had some errands to run yesterday then came home and worked on some poster boards for a Surprise Party for my Twin Sisters, I put some pics up on my Flickr lots of family pictures. It took alot of preparation of this party, like months. And it was all kept a secret. WOW. My Sisters are the nosiest people in the world let me tell you. But yeah I was gone all day yesterday and when I got home last night at 11ish, I uploaded the pictures and crashed. I was soooo tired. And my legs hurt from all the walking around we did. So today, there is a parade the Halloween Parade but I honestly don't feel like walking again today. I am still sore from last night. I might of had some sips of some alcohol but that was it....wanna see?
It was suppose to be a Alabama Slammer...well it didn't taste like it.
The photo above is a pic of part of the poster board I made as a collage for my Sisters, I love that picture and the wonderful wording, was picture perfect for them. My Sisters are priceless, and I would never trade them in for anything. Well...maybe peace and quiet!!! They turn 30 on Oct. 24. So this is a big milestone for them. That they haven't killed each other yet. Believe me...I've been a referee for 30 years with these guys...I should know. These two would fight tooth and nail, along with butter knives and hot wheels too. Well, I am going to relax today as I am quite worn out still. Its been a rough weekend to start off with.
On Friday, my Mom told me some news about my Dad. His foot was really painful and he couldn't walk. Well, we had to take him to the hospital because he was in alot of pain...and he cried. So we got him there, I had to leave to go pick up Mike's Son and when I got back. The doctor says it sounds like Gout. Which anyone knows its very painful. So now he is home resting. Makes me happy knowing he is home and safe. I sure hope the medicine is helping him.
During the party last night, I was talking to my Aunt Cookie and I can rent the hall for my wedding reception. I am estatic because it has a built in bar....YAY. Its going to be a small reception but that is ok. It will be nice to have my family to celebrate the day with me and include my family as well. I am talking all my nieces and nephews. And as I told my nieces, they are all going to by princesses. Its going to be wonderful. Unless something happens between Mike and I. I think I might buy him a hearing aid...because he never listens to me. And always asks the same questions over and over again.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Oh also wanted to say again....Please go vote for me. Or at least one of your favorite blogs on the list. I am having a blast, I have some friends all over the states that are voting for me, so head on over and VOTE. And you can vote once a day too..lol.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
On another note, I contacted our local tv station and asked the reporter who took on our case with our Flood. She was happy to hear from me and excited that things may be coming to a close. I guess we will see.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Started out ok, took Sean to his Band Camp and got him picked up. Then came home and played around and cleaned a bit. Then went and got Nicole and Andrew...and my niece and nephew. Came back, my Sister took Kelcee to get her fitted for her uniform. My Son, Nicole, Andrew, Kyle, Sean and Makayla all walked up to the parade...Yay! Watched it for a few minutes, say 35 minutes. Came home and fixed Kelcee's hair for her wedding she was attending tonight, she looked amazing as usual.
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And congratulations to the new parents Drew and Allison had their baby girl on Wednesday, such a beautiful baby too. And I know with Drew he will take lots and lots of pictures, which is the most precious thing ever. They change every single day in the first year. So go on over and congratulate Drew on his new arrival over at the www.benspark.com !!!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Is happening right now especially if your a scrapbooking fanatic like I am. Christine is having a contest where you could win some of the most needed items in a scrapbookers stash....trust me. I know. Some of the items include a
Tag-A-Long Starter Kit, from Sizzix/Ellison Design( a must have and list below in the kit)
pair of cutting pads
a Thin Cuts die
Easy Emboss folder
a paper pack
Add'l items she is throwing in:
4-pack of Sizzlits dies, the small tag set(a great idea for x-mas gifts)
Cat Face Thin Cuts die from Ellison Design (I NEED THIS...lol)
couple of Sizzix Adapters
cutting pads for the machine
a wood-mounted rubber stamp of my choice (maybe a kitty??????)
She also has prizes for second and third place!!
Over the Summer July 4th, my house was flooded and I lost half of my scrapbooking stuff. I was totally devastated as it was most of my stamping supplies and punch cuts along with my Sizzix machine. I bet I had at least 25 different stamps. As a result of losing my stuff, I lost my passion for scrapbooking. What this would do for me to get started back into something I truly love. Its that time of year where I am able to sit down and relax. I would love to win this as not only would it boost my spirits but everything else. I would like to say, good luck to the winners who ever they may be.
***Editted***Thank you to all who vote for me, it is greatly appreciated!!!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
So now I am about to go sit with her for a few minutes and head off to bed.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Well my boyfriend Mike came home last night and brought Jonathan something he found in a vehicle. At his job they get these cars as trade ins well sometimes they don't always clean their cars out as good as they think. He found $10 and a GameBoy game. Good for him...
I went and paid my bills this morning and had to buy cat food. I used the coupons I had and saved over $8.00 on cat food and kitten food, which we feed to our new mommy. It has more nutrients in it and better for the babies she's nursing.
Crapola, we are heading over to Michaels real quick too...
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Well, I hate paydays cause its always ...ok here goes nothing. And I pay my bills and I am left with little or nothing. I spent the last two weeks with NOTHING. And with doing that. We had no food, I mean we did but nothing we could make anything out of. So I wrote a check...and guess what happened? Yep. It bounced last night. Crapola.
Tomorrow...I am so totally cleaning house. I've been lazy for the past couple of days and not wanting to do anything. So hope everyone has a wonderful night!!!!
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
We can head over to the United Kingdom. Growing up and listening to one of my fave bands, they are from there and I have always dreamed of going there to see where they came from. I would love to check out some of the British Gardens....on the internet they are beautiful I can't imagine what they would be like in person. Maybe at one of the Hotels in London they could send me in the right direction.
I would also like to see some Museums since we are limited here, it would be nice to see Britains history. I will definitely stay of one of the Hotels in Manchester so I can be close to the Museums. A friend of mine told me too that I should stay at one of the Hotels in Birmingham because that is one of the places that my fave band had lived in that city. So it would be cool in live in their shoes for a few days. So now that I am searching for a Honeymoon destination and getting some really good ideas, I need to narrow it down a bit.
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Monday, October 01, 2007
Anyway for the game she is playing with us, she is going to be putting up 10 screenshots of movies til' the end of the month. And whoever guesses the most correct movies out of 10 per month will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com or $25 to Paypal, the winners choice. The first person to guess gets 1 point, now here's a kicker for all you movie fans out there, I think she said that if you guess the lead actor its an extra point...if I am wrong, please let me know.
For me, I am not the type of accept money from someone, I would put it good use in which something like the Boobiethon which is going to be starting here but it only ends 10/8/2007, I think today? Yep. just checked it it runs from today til the 8th. I am for the first time going to participate. I am nervous but its for a good cause. Because one can never know about the evil dragon that come and take away your girls for you.
Alrighty, I am starving here...no food in the house..gotta go.