Friday, August 31, 2007

One day I will have "Good Furniture"

It is never a good idea to have "good" furniture when you have young ones around. The furniture never seems to outlast the children's wear and tear. Chris and I have been given most of our furniture through the years. Not that we could not afford buying our own furniture but because we felt why waste the money when it definitely will not last the kids.
I will tell you this though, when we finally buy furniture when Katie finally gets a little bit older I am starting with new dining room furniture. I absolutely loved the set my mother had. She just recently gave it to one of my sisters up in Ohio before my parents moved to Florida. My mother had this whole dining furniture set complete with 8 chairs, two extra leaves for long dining table and a two piece China Hutch. It was a dark cherry oak and it is gorgeous. Chris and I looking into getting a bed in the immediate future. We have been sleeping on a queen mattress and box spring without any type of frame for almost 4 years now.
We used to have a frame but Chris was goofing around and we are left with just the mattress. When we do finally find one it's going to be a king size because I am tired of getting a sliver of the bed.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm Back.

Sorry it has taken me so long to post. I have been competing with my teens for computer time. I have been FORCED to post from work. That's not always possible since I do work from time to time haha...

I have come to the conclusion that we are a family in need of multiple computers. Since we have Verizon Fios (Fiber optic) cable, Internet and phone we can accommodate more than one computer with the wireless capability. So... Britt will be getting her own Desk unit, courtesy of Grandma, who is buying a new computer for herself and therefore passing her old (barely) onto Britt. Since Jeff will need a laptop for College in 2009, we will be getting him one this coming March so he can get acclimated to it and of course Chris will need his own laptop. Me? I am getting a better monitor (flat panel). My computer is still good. It could use more memory since I am a SIMS nut and would love to be able to install the damn game on my computer!

Ok.. gotta go there is work to be done:(

Friday, August 24, 2007

It's going to be one of those weekends...

And I am so not looking forward to it. After work today I have to start on the laundry and do as much as I can because the Verizon people will be here early tomorrow morning to put in the new fiber optic line for our phone, cable and internet. Not sure how long it takes but my guess is I will not be online until the evening. I have so much more to put up on Regal Boutique It's ridiculous! But I am determined to complete the site as fast as I possibly can.

Sunday we have to bug proof the house again for ticks. I hate those damn things... they are so hard to get rid of. They don't go after the dogs because we have them treated once a month, but they go after me and Katie big time! So we will take the dogs to the dog park for a few hours after Chris is done spraying the entire house! Come to find out that before we moved in the previous owners had an infestation problem and they never did anything about it. Stupid jerk offs! I wasn't sure what was eating me and Katie alive until I found one on her. Like I said the dogs weren't scratching because they are protected. Nasty parasites. EWWWWW!!!!!!

Britt starts her job training this Sunday 7:30-2pm and then she goes back on Thursday from 3pm - 9:30. She will work 30 hours a week until she turns 18 and then she goes full time. She only goes to her GED Class for 12 hours a week until she takes her GED test in September. We have researched her "career" choice via the wonderful web and found that there is no school anywhere in Florida where she can get the training she wants/needs. She is wanting to be a FX Artist for movies. The only option we have found so far is online courses. She will have to basically start out learning the ropes on her own and develop her own technique and keep a portfolio of all her work. I have suggested to her to start her own blog on her work alone and see what opportunities come her way. She has an eye for it, she just lacks the "artistic knowledge". I am wondering if there are any community colleges around that offer art classes? That is something else I have to research. hmmm....

Jeff is still having no luck securing a better job. He is finally going to the local grocery store where he knows he will get more hours and better pay. If he wants to be driving his own car his senior year he NEEDS a better paying job!
His boss now has him babysitting her son (ADD plus ADHD in other words a holy terror) until she can find someone else because her son was kicked out of the after school care his elementary school provides. The boy listens to Jeff because my son will not tolerate snotty kids:)

Ok... gotta go. Lots to do.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I am ok....

I know I haven't been persistent with the blogging the last few days. I have had life issues that just took precedence.
Kids are back to school. Katie loves her teacher (she loves everyone really) and is enjoying the whole school atmosphere.
Jeff already had homework for his Honors World History - he has to read 65 pages before Wednesday. His schedule is real weird. He has A & B days. M,W,F are A days and T&Th are B days. His Aerospace Engineering class just blows my mind. The topics that they are going to review is incredible.
Britt found out that she only has to put 12 hours a week at the vocational school in the GED class so she wants to go M-W from 8-12. Chris told her for this week she needs to go everyday and he will be speaking with the instructor. Not sure if she is just saying that or not. But Chris wants to check it out first. She did score College level on her pre test. She has orientation for her new job tomorrow at 3:30.

I have been having thoughts of going to school myself. I want to be doing something I really like doing. I like my job but when you are promised a raise at your last review over a year ago and told that it is also retroactive but still have not gotten that raise it makes me think that I am not really that valuable. My third year anniversary was August 17th. My self esteem has been low for a while now and it's time I make some changes in my life.

I haven't been the easiest person to live with for quite some time now and Chris is getting fed up. Not a good situation. He loves me but when someone is constantly down all the time it takes it toll on the people you love. So.... I have taken some time to do a lot of soul searching. I am going to be restructuring the way I do things and really get my life back on track. I have let myself go and right now I don't like who I am. I can't even stand to look in the mirror anymore nor do I like having my picture taken. I have lost interest in a lot of things that use to matter to me and I don't like that. I know everyone gets depressed but I feel like I have gone beyond that.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I hate this.. I have been fighting this "bug" for a few weeks now and my body just gave in. So.. I am slowly getting better. Yesterday I stayed home from work. Trying to get through my day here at work now. I'll be back on later.

Friday, August 10, 2007

10 days and counting...

until the hustle and bustle of waking everyone up early in the morning for school. Jeff and I picked up his schedule today. I can't believe he is a junior. Where the hell does the time go? My baby will be in first grade and we have Brittany that is forgoing high school and getting her GED before she turns 18 in October.
I was looking over Jeff's schedule and OMG is he going to be busy this year. Honors Algebra 2, Honors Chemistry, Dual Enrollment English and AP Honors World History. Not to mention Orchestra and an Aerospace Engineering class. Jeff says that he will be building a rocket in that class. Great.... just what I needed to hear.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hump Day

When I was much, much, much younger I used to giggle when I heard an adult use that term. Not that I am older I am understanding the true meaning of why we call Wednesdays, Hump Day.
I have a vision in my mind that when we all begrudgingly go back to work on Monday mornings it's almost like we have to climb a imaginary hill to make it to the end of the week. It is only when Wednesday comes around that I get the feeling that I have "made it" to the middle of the week and the last two days is like running downhill, like the week will be over faster.

I am not quite sure why I think like that because to be honest with you my work days are not that hard to muddle through. My weekends however are the hard days. That's when all the little necessities that have been ignored all week need my attention. I think it is definitely time for a lifestyle overhaul. I need to find a way to muster the energy needed after putting in a nine hour workday to come home and take care of what's needed so that I can start enjoying my weekends and not dreading the impending doom.

And with school starting in less than two weeks... we all have to get into the early morning routines and establish the organization that my kids have tossed into the wind on the last day of school only a few short months ago. I am already exhausted just thinking about it.

I would like other's take on how they keep the organization flowing... short cuts taken and what not.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Check it Out!!!

I have been working my butt off ( got more butt to go) but I am finally making a huge dent in getting all the products on Regal so please visit so I haven't done this in vain:)

Remember we are still participating in with Kat's charity of choice until August 15th so get off your lazy butts and help out this great cause!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I wish...

I was not so freakin sensitive about every little thing.
I wasn't so much of a worrier so I could actually get one night of decent sleep.
I could communicate better with Chris so that every time I say something he doesn't misconstrude it as something else.
My children knew just how much I really love them.
I could be a SAHM and also make a contribution to the household income.
My life wasn't starting to feel like a rut with no path or purpose.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Where did July go?

It's August 1st? Why the hell is time going by so fast?
The kids will be going back to school on August 20th and I haven't done any shopping for them! Katie needs a haircut. Poor girl has my thick hair (picture a lions mane) and she doesn't want her hair short. She also needs new clothes. While I am thinking about it so does Jeff.
Brittany will be registering on August 20th to take her GED courses so she can prepare for her GED and then go on to take the courses she wants to become an Aesthetician.
So all in all this will be another busy month for this household! OY