Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I still do not feel like doing much of anything, but the show must go on. I have an entire weeks worth of laundry to do. I wished I could go to the laundry mat and be done in an hour and a half with all of it, but I can't. (Too expensive.) At least this time next week I will have MY washer and dryer back and I won't have to worry about it. I can't wait to be able to do laundry when I happen upon it.
Well, I better go and get ready. No rest for the weary here. I really just want to stay home and relax today, but I can't. Its no wonder I am still sick. Anyhow, pray for our move and that somehow miraculously I get to feeling better very quickly.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Anyhow, as I said we will be getting out today. One of the homeschool groups is going to a bottling plant (I think Coke) and we are signed up to go. Monday, another group we are in, is going to a TV station. I think those two trips will be fun. We may go to another group this afternoon too. It all depends on how I feel. Being sick the last two days, I never really got anything done. I lay in my bed almost all day yesterday. Except for about an hour or two where we did some school. We had to get something done. Today, well, the field trip may be it. LOL.
Alright, I better go get Anna cleaned up so we can get ready for the field trip. Have a good day and hopefully I can get a few more things off my list this week. God bless.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
1. Finish Packing
5. Determine when we are moving our fridge in
6. Find help with moving
7. Finish Packing
8. Clean the new place to my liking (before we move in?)
9. Start cleaning old place, so we can get our deposit back
10. Work (Yeah, for some reason we must do this)
12. Try not to get sick (trying to right now, ugh!)
13. Finish Packing
14. Determine what to eat during the move time
15. Cut off all above utilities here at old place
Alright, I think that is all. I know just as soon as I get off, I will think of something else, but I am sure trying not to. I just want out of here and I want the boxes GONE, like yesterday. I hate moving. Anyhow, I better go so I can actually finish some of these items. Hope you all have a good day.
Monday, January 21, 2008
He makes me laugh all the time.
He has a great sense of humor.
He makes me smile.
He makes me crazy.
He loves his Anna Banana.
He is a great husband.
He is a great daddy.
He is sweet.
He is kind.
He is funny.
He is loving.
He is handsome.
He is my husband.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books
This next one is one that is a cold reading. It is also the hardest book in the series (of the first twelve books) and all she did was read the title and thought that she would have NO problems reading it. It is a lot harder than she thought, but she kept trying through the whole thing.
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books
As you can tell, she IS reading!! She is very proud of herself. She was so excited yesterday. Those "BOB Books" by Scholastic are a good starting point. It was great. I never could have posted a video without my husband's help. Thanks honey! Hope you all enjoyed the videos. She sure was excited!! Ok, ok...I am a proud mommy! This was my bragging rights day. LOL!!
Monday, January 14, 2008
The living room:
Are we supposed to be able to sit in there and enjoy anything? Good grief. It looks terrible. You can't even sit on the couch yet.
The dining room:
Yes, it was lunch time, so I took the picture with my daughter in it. The cabinet on the left holds all our homeschool stuff.
Anna's bedroom (the safe haven of it all! LOL):
(Thanks for the cute bedding Michelle.) Anna has got to have the cleanest room in the house. I want her to have somewhere to go that isn't all cluttered and covered in boxes. Granted I have been taking the pictures off her wall and packing up the porcelain dolls, but at least she still has a decent looking room.
Even amongst all the chaos and craziness (there are more boxes and mess than that, but thats all I can get to to take a picture), my daughter is still amused with the simple things in life:
Here she is carefully arranging her macaroni:
Into a square of course!!
She just discovered that she can rearrange things and make new shapes. It was just a matter of time before we started using our lunch as a school lesson. She was so amused with herself that she did it again and again until the macaroni was gone. (There went not playing with our food.)
Stay tuned for a video of her reading her very first book. She is so pleased with herself and I am going to try my darndest to get it on video and learn how to post it to here. I hope she will cooperate for a video. She is so cute reading. She has known the words for quite some time, but never really put them in a book format. anyhow, I better save the actual story for that day.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Now, let's get my mom's stuff fixed and done!!
Update on our Move: We found a really cute duplex that I like (Jeremy never gets to see them due to his work schedule). We are applying for it today and we are praying that this is it, so we can stop thinking about where are we going to move. It will also save me gas money. LOL! I am driving all over this city everyday looking at places. I have gone through my weeks allotment of gas in 3 days. LOL! Having to replace that was hard on me, but if we get this place it will all be worth it. We should know by this afternoon. I am praying this is the one, because Anna was super excited about this place and was jumping all around it saying, "here is my room. Here is your room. I like that bath tub. I want to go play in my back yard." LOL! she has never been more excited about a house in her life. Yes, we have moved a bit. As Jeremy put it, this is our 8th move and we have only been married 8 years. Do you see a pattern?! LOL
Update on my mom: Well, there is no update on this yet. We are trying to get ourselves settled first, then I can go back to figuring out her mess. We are just praying REALLY hard. Maybe it will work.
Well, time to get ready for the day. Pray for us to get this duplex, if it is God's will. Anna really liked it and it would set her at ease to be able to go back and say we are moving here! Pray for things to move swiftly for my mom and she gets the help she needs so desperately. Thanks so much all 8 of you who read. LOL!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
The other issue is our moving. We know we have to move, but I just can not get that feeling about anywhere that it just seems perfect and it is just right. Its usually not that difficult for me. I am almost always ready for a move like this, but I have no peace about where is the right place to live. It is very difficult to search for a place and not find your heart in any of them or just know that "this is the one." I guess that this is still yet to come.
One more thing, not that I needed any added stress, is my mother's appeal for disability was denied, yet again. Her primary neurologist refuses to change the findings in his report because he hasn't seen her in the last month. He is 6 hours away. I am sure it is really feasible to just go visit him to get this changed. I am working, my husband works, etc. It is just not that easy. This wouldn't be a problem, except my mother has no money and her lease is up at the end of February. It is paid in full until then, but we have no necessary means to help her. I can't just pull $525 out of the air to pay her rent until this appeal gets fixed. We barely have enough to make ends meet at our place and that is with family help. We are turning in more paper work to hopefully get her seen by a doctor in this area, but there is no telling if we will get approved for this. Without her getting this disability thing through, it is putting me in a very tough position. She will have no where to be or go, because the same time her lease is up, is the same time we are scheduled to move. Am I supposed to move her too? Where and how? She is not able to live with us because she has two cats and Jeremy is highly allergic to them. Those cats are her babies and her life, so I know she will not get rid of them. That is not a possibility, but I am at a loss as to where to get help and how much longer I can keep going trying to help get more help. This also needs prayer.
Anyhow, as you can see, I have a lot on my plate at the moment and they are overwhelming issues. I am not sure what to do at the moment on any of these issues, but I am praying that something BIG happens on these things. I have a strong feeling that the homeschooling issue is closely related to the others and my emotions. I guess I felt that if I worked longer I might be able to pay things for my mom to keep her going? I don't know. Anyhow, any thoughts or prayers on these matters would be greatly appreciated. Thanks if you read this far for reading my mini novel today. God bless!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Searching: The search for a new place is on. I called over 30 different places about houses and duplexes for rent. I am hoping to find something that will suit our family just right and will be within the budget we can handle. I know it will come, but it is not in our timing, but in God's. We also got our first set of boxes last night to start packing. We have a lot of junk and between working, searching for a place, homeschooling, and Jeremy being sick, I must start packing now.
I know that was brief, but Anna has a doctor's appointment today. No, she is not sick, it is just a Well-Check, in which we will be in a waiting room with a bunch of sick kids and we will probably be back there next week with some sort of virus or whatever. (**Knock on Wood.) Anyhow, I better go. Have a great day all.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
As you can see it was a clever little idea and it worked beautifully. It toasted them just nicely and we never had one burn completely to a crisp. It was great. Just how great you ask? Well, Here is a picture of our little marshmallow face:
As you can see Anna is almost completely wiped out, but not too wiped out, since her Grammy called her at 12:01am. Lol!! She excitedly took that phone call.
And then it was straight to bed. She slept in till 9:30am, which if you don't know my daughter, that is GREAT for her. She never sleeps in. As you can see we had a fun kind of relaxing night. It was very enjoyable. Maybe next year Daddy won't be sick and we can go to the other event we wanted to. So, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Make it Great in 2008. It is a time for New Beginnings.