Saturday, July 19, 2014

Everyone knows I love a party. I love the people, the planning, the decorations, and of course the beautiful result once all of your hard work comes together. It's my "thing". So a friend asked me to help her put together a small, classy, rustic get together for her sister. I was expecting it to be for her birthday, but no. It was actually a wedding reception! You should of seen the look on my face when all the ideas just flooded into my head. haha!

I immediately knew that I wanted to use my neighbor's barn. I say barn, but it doesn't actually house any animals..haha! It's an outbuilding for them basically. Very clean, rustic, and most importantly it doesn't smell like a barn. It's beautiful. I knew I wanted that to be the backdrop, with beautiful white lights hanging from the rafters. The tables would be round with a Round burlap tabecloth on top, and a gorgeous oil lantern in the center to provide ambiance lighting. And of course flowers everywhere. I cannot wait to get started on this!

I hope that my friend's sister loves the end result, as it is HER day after all. I just get to make the location beautiful, so that it matches the beautiful bride.

I'm a pretty patient person, but my downstairs neighbors are getting on my last nerve. The woman is very young, early 20s, and has two small children, about 4 and 2. We share a porch in common and she hardly ever cleans up after her kids. There is constantly dirt everywhere from them digging next to the porch with their toys. There is constantly food bits left everywhere. There is constantly banging of doors and yelling. The icing on the cake though was when I saw the littlest child pee on the porch. Yeah, awesome. Just awesome. I hate neighbors. haha!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I've been having a stressful day, and at the end of a stressful day I like to sit down at my computer and stare mindlessly at things. Anything really, it could be Pinterest or Facebook...or a game. Basically anything that makes my brain relax and let go of all my cares. One of the other things that helps me relax is looking for things to buy, because what girl doesn't like that? Am I right? Yes, yes I am.

Tonight I'm looking for guitars for children. That might seem like an odd thing to look for, but I have a young cousin that could really use one. He is the 6 year old son of my younger cousin, and absolutely has a natural born talent for it. His birthday is coming up and we were invited to the party, so I thought this would be a great gift. Nothing too fancy, just something to get him started. I'm sure he'd love it. His mom probably won't feel the same way though. haha!

So I fell off the wagon...again. I had a very scary Pulmonary Embolism on May 20th, and ever since then I have been off track. You'd think it would of went the opposite way and scared me straight, but nope. I did get back on track about a week ago though, and so far so good. I haven't weighed myself, and don't plan on it for awhile. I'm afraid of what that number might be, and I don't need to get myself all depressed when I've been doing good again. Hopefully I'll check in next week, and still be on track... Wish me luck!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I am so excited for summer to finally be here. It seemed like it would never come after the super long winter that we had. Since it's nice and warm out now, the kids have been outside playing a lot more. Unfortunately they don't have a lot to play with. They have their scooters, sidewalk chalk, squirt guns, and a few other small outside toys. They have nothing really big, like bikes or swing set. So, I decided to look at swing sets in woodbridge yesterday, and have a bit of a surprise in store for them. I purchased a nice new swing set that will be getting here tomorrow. I cannot wait to see the look on their faces! After it is all put together, I'm sure I won't be seeing them until they're in need of food. lol!

So, on May 20th I had quite the health scare, and that is putting it mildly. I could have easily died, but I didn't. I'm still here and kicking, thank goodness. I passed out from a blood clot moving from my leg and lodging in my lungs, otherwise known as a pulmonary embolism. It was extremely scary and it has definitely made me focus on my health and has renewed my motivation to lose weight. Along with losing weight I also need to drink more water and exercise. Staying stagnant is not my friend anymore, I have to keep my blood moving so it doesn't clot. Right now though, I am going to take a much needed nap. :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This week has been an extremely busy one. I have had many appointments and countless things on my To Do list. One of those was looking at http://www.nchealthagency.com to do a little research on purchasing a healthcare plan when the enrollment period opens up again. I failed to sign up for it this time, but I will be next year for sure. After I finish up with that, I have to make a doctor appointment and an appointment for my son's IEP next week. Hopefully by the weekend I'll have all the things on my To Do list done and I can relax and enjoy the down time. What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun or exciting?

I have been off track on my diet for about 3 weeks now, and have gained about 5 lbs. Tomorrow I will be getting back on track though. I am getting to the point that I am disgusted with myself and my behavior. Time to change things and get back to eating healthy and exercising. Starting next week I will be exercising outside by going for walks with my best friend. That will be nice.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This week is spring break, and I've been taking advantage of my kids being gone to do a little house cleaning. We've been sorting through their room for things to pitch, and things to donate. So far we've taken out a couple bags worth of stuff, and we still have to go through the closet. After that's done with, I'll be moving on to the kitchen. I want to sort through the cabinets in there as well, and replace all the drawer glides. The ones we have in there, have been in there forever, I think since they built the place. I also want to put down contact paper in the cupboards for a nice fresh look. I can't wait to get started in there, but for right now it's back to the dungeon that is the kids room.

Well, I fell off the wagon again. I'm going on almost 2 weeks off the wagon, and I'm starting to get really mad at myself. I need to get back on track. My stomach is really wishing I would too. It has been extremely unhappy with me for the last week or so. I am promising myself that I will get back on track on Monday. I absolutely have to! Back to counting calories and going to the gym. I actually kind of miss the gym.