Sunday, July 24, 2011

Modest Clothing

Does anyone else have trouble finding modest little girl clothing? My girl is two and it seems like it is close to impossible to find modest summer clothes. Everything is sleeveless, too short or bears the belly.

I kid you not, this is a toddler swim suit from the Gap.

Who are we trying to raise? It's getting harder and harder to find clothes for my daughter.

Friday, July 22, 2011

I Can Coupon Without Even Trying!

I went to Target without any coupons. I wanted drinks, some good chocolate, ice cream and my favorite gum.

I got:
Juice boxes
2 2 letters of soda
A thing of ferrero rocher
A think of chocolate covered bing cherries
A box of klondike bars
2 boxes of wheat thin sticks
and a three pack of my dentine pure gum.

Wow, that shopping list you can tell what time of the month it is for me. That aside, I thought it was going to cost about 20 dollars. I found some peely coupons and I snagged them. I waked off with all of that for less than 14 dollars and then I have 10 dollars in coupons for a future trip. Not too shabby for not clipping any coupons.

Can you tell that I am going insane without all of my coupons? One more month or so and I can have all of my newspapers again!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Long Day = Good Day

I had one of those super long days where you think you will never be able to fit everything in. Today went really well believe it or not. I guess today is more of a journal entry. There is always a first for everything.

To start off with, I re-signed the papers for the house bright and early at 8am. The owner said that he will cover all of the repairs that my inspector finds. That sounds awesome.

We went to a church potluck. Because we do not have a stove we brought some Domino's pizza. The 8 minutes that they told me that it would take to cook turned into 25. Oh well, when we got to the potluck there were still people there. The kids loved seeing friends and being able to run about a play. There was a girl there from the same town in California that I had to get out of. Her parents still live there, but she needed out too. I'm not the only one that has to escape California.

I was able to stop off at the post office to mail off a few packages.

My hubby wanted me to call some of the private schools in the aria to see if we could get Texas in. I called the number one place on my list there was someone there! I was able to hurry over and get a tour. I think I found Texas his school. I should go and look at some of the other schools. But then this school is super close to the house too.

We were able to fit a nice nap in. It was one of those naps where I didn't want to wake up because I was so comfortable. I am sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. The kids woke up so I had to wake up too. Ugh... just four more hours.

We ate dinner outside at Sonic drive in. It was perfect weather. It wasn't sticky outside and it wasn't chilly. It was the kind of weather that you can sleep outside without any blankets kind of weather.

All day long I got some cute text messages from my cute little sisters.

I checked my email. I got one email from a site that I ordered some five dollar swim trunks for Texas on, saying that they had to cancel that one item. They gave me back my five dollars and gave me a $10 shopping credit for me to keep shopping with them. I like that.
Another email that I got was from Etsy. They are showcasing one of my items:

Happy Dance!

Now it time to go to the Land of Nod. I wish every day had just all of the ups. *Yawn*, Good night everyone.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rocky Start

Who does this happen to? I have never heard of someone withdrawing a written housing contract after it's accepted, but yet this morning it happened to me. On Friday they accepted, today is Monday and they're changing their minds because they want an extra three grand. Now we have the privilege of doing the paperwork all over again.
I tried to call Spencer to cry about it but he had to hurry off the phone because one of the work trucks was stolen. Seriously? My husband can't work today because some tard thought it was a good idea to steal his work truck.

The kids packed a picnic so we are going to try to make this day better. I'm not sure if muscle milk and jello pudding is a good lunch, I think we do a drive through.

Little Heart Breaker

Marilyn broke down in tears yesterday when her Daddy was leaving to catch his flight. He told me that she's a little heart breaker and he wanted to take her with him. She's the hardest part about leaving on trips. Spencer also asked me if I put her up to it.
Both of the kids would love to go on business trips with dad. A couple weeks ago Texas packed all of his bags and told me he was ready to go to the airport. That little boy was serious and thought all that he needed to do was pack his bags and then he was all ready to catch his plane.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Has a person ever told you that you were naive for saying something in a sarcastic tone. The reason that you used the sarcastic tone in the first place was so you could get away with being down right rude. In your head you were serious and they don't see it. They don't want to see the seriousness in it. They'll call you naive because they think that you don't understand what they are going through but you have been there so many times and you wish that they would be able to understand that they are not the only ones that have been through crap in their lives. Maybe a big kick in the balls will show them the way? Who am I kidding? These people are the "woe is me" kind of people that you can NEVER make happy. You'll just keep on running around in circles, stressing yourself out because you are putting all of the energy in to making things right but not getting anything in return. It's a bad investment.
These kinds of people get depressed often. You can try to say things that they want to hear, but that's not going to help them in the long run. These people need to find their purpose in life. I believe that everyone is here for a reason. Everyone is here for a good reason. A reason to make the world a better place.
Ugh, it's so selfish of them to do crap like this. Get on with your life, stop blaming others for your crappy life, and do something about it. The best thing to do is to try to make someone else's life better instead of moping around telling us how shitty your life is.

No ones life is perfect. Right now people comment on how "things must be hard" for us. For heavens sake, we are living out of a hotel! Two kids, and a mom in a single hotel room for three going on four months. I'm thankful that my kids are young and my husband loves me. For sure it's a pain because we all have cabin fever. We'll live though.
Something else, I'm terrible because I feel like I can relate to the women on "Desperate Housewives". They have the same drama that I do. Dear ABC, If you could see my crazy family, your ratings would go through the roof! I think all of my family could agree with this so it shouldn't be offensive.

I just wanted to get this off my chest because this kind of things eats at me. I had to work hard for everything that I have. Nothing was handed to me on a silver platter. I know that the person didn't mean to offend me but I was a little bit crushed.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

An Update On Myself

I thought things were turning around and they are. After three months of being homeless in a hotel someone took our (fourth) offer on a house and I think it will pass inspections. The house hasn't had any updating and it was built in the 70's. The house was taken good care of so the house doesn't smell, it's just really outdated. When I say outdated I mean that the house has some vintage mustard yellow and orange shag carpet that doesn't coordinate with the baby blue walls.

The kids are growing. Texas isn't growing very fast. He was a big one year old but now all of the other kids are catching up to him in size. Texas is five years old but wears a size six. We had to buy him some new shoes because his other shoes he out grew. I spent some money to get him some school clothes. I let him pick out all of the clothes. He picked out graphic tees and shorts. There were no pants that he wanted or any other kind of shirts. Luckily I had gymbucks from Marilyn's clothes so I was able to afford a few outfits for Texas. $30 for four outfits isn't too shabby.
Marilyn is the one that I had to go and spend money on clothes for. It seemed like she sprouted overnight. I had to get her a whole new wardrobe and some new shoes . The only shoes that were fitting her were her rainboots and rainboots do not count as Sunday shoes.
Because I'm cheap spending 100 dollars gives me a headache. But then I wanted to buy her overpriced dresses that I would see while window shopping. I passed all of those overpriced dresses up because that money could be going to the house or to a trip to see family.

My sister out in Utah wants to sell some cloth diapers at a fair in Logan. I told her ok. I don't have a clue how many diapers to send out there. So far I've sent 24. but then with 24, two people can buy her out and then there will be no more diapers. I would like to get some wetbags and some wipes out to her. With how long the takes I think wetbags are not going to happen. She also said that she would sell some of the bows that I've made. I would like some hard numbers for what she would like but I asked her and her response was "I don't know". After I get some more money in my paypal account I think I'm going to send some more diapers over.

I've been in a painting mood. That's really random. All last night I was thinking of how I want to paint. I want to smell the fumes of acrylic paint. I want to feel the paint go on the brush and the feel of the paint glide over a canvas. I miss painting and I crave it. I know some people think of any kind of painting as a chore. It's stress relieving if you do it at the right time. If it's forced, it's not going to help and you can see the stress in the art. At least I can see the stress and it bothers me. I should be an art critic. I'm no good at design though. Well, I shouldn't say no good, there are people out there that are better than I am. So... does anyone want a cheap portrait or four cheap portraits lol?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Turning Around

Things are staring to turn around. As everyone knows I've had the worse of luck. Seriously, we tried to put an offer on a house that was available sense January and there was a offer put in two hours before I called. Of course I cried about it.
I had to choose the ER or running to the supermarket for super glue to use for stitches in the middle of the night. Yes, now that I look at how hectic toddler energies can be it's now a little bit funny if I think of all of the peoples faces seeing me holding a two year old that is holding gauze to her nose and me asking where the super glue is. Before the accident she thought it was funny pretending that she had no arms until she crashed into the corner of the bed and split open her nose. I took a picture (and now I can't find it), but now after four days and a good job of gluing her nose back together it's healing well.

Hey, Guess what? Great news! My luck is turning around.
The picture was taken on the 3rd. Texas isn't wearing his tie because he dipped it in the peed toilet water. He cracks me up. They are doing a silly pose because they are pretending to be super heroes.

The Independence Day holiday was lots of fun thanks to my sister in law Melanie. She went to a parade with us and we went over to her house for the kids to run in the sprinklers, to eat lunch and dinner. Then at night I left her hanging and we went up and saw some fireworks. I forgot to charge and take my camera but she was nice enough to snap a couple of pictures for me.

Today Texas lost his first tooth!
He was a little bit in shock because he doesn't have any friends with teeth missing. He started to cry when I was taking the picture. He thought that his tooth fell out because he wasn't brushing his teeth well enough. I told him a new tooth would grow in it's place and the tooth fairy would give him a dollar when he's sleeping. The tears disappeared, he took a nap. I had to walk to the hotel's front desk to get the "tooth fairy" a dollar. When he woke up, the first thing he did was look under that pillow. He was excited. And because he took a nap I was able to make some bow clips. Two birds with one stone ;)

I won something! I can't ever think of a time that I won a drawing. I've won awards but that's different. Awards you have to work for. Can you guess what I won? . . . Um, I'll tell you: I won a cloth diaper! I thought I won a swim diaper but I looked and they have two contest going. I guess I'm wining "fun gift packs including wipes, wipe cubes, pail pals, diapers and more". About time for me to try some cloth wipes. Oh, Monkey Doodlez made my day!
I called my husband super excited and he acted like I was wasting his time by calling him to tell him "this" kind of good news. He was hoping that I had better news (like me getting our dog back or me finding a house). It's still good news in my book.

I'm going to look at more house on Thursday. I don't want to jinx myself but I hope I find something. Thing are looking like they are turning around. The past couple days have been good.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Business Trips

My husband is out of town again. He goes out of town often and doesn't like me to tell people because he doesn't want the world to know that I am home alone.
I know it's nothing new that he's out of town. The thing is that I don't know a lot of people out here and people don't really know my schedule. It's boring and lonesome. I know this is the guy that I married. Normally I would only see him on the weekends. It's been different lately. Now it's more of him leaving on the weekends and me seeing him one night every other week. So I see him maybe one day out of two weeks.
Why am I pointing this out? I am pointing this out because I am jealous of all of the families that have their husbands deployed and have a support group. I don't have that and I never will have some nice support group that I can run too when I'm having a hard time. I think I see my husband a smaller percentage of the time than military families. Yes, I see my husband about 40 days out of the year, every year. Most of those days are on holidays. I'm jealous that they give the military time to call their family often. Once they get home, they can stay home as long as they want. He would be less likely to be killed in war. I worry that he'll get in a car accident with all of his driving.
I miss all my California friends that knew my schedule. I thrive on playdates. I realized before The kids were doing four playdates a week. Those things were keeping my sanity.
He's been gone for a week and now I am counting down until next week when I get to see him again and send him off again.