Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are you ready?

Are you armed and ready to launch your all out attack?

Do you have your stradegy down?

Do you have your targets in your sight?

Do you have your plan B, and C and D ready to spring into action?

If not, you have one more day...........


Go for the GOTCHA!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A funny

When you just need to step back and have a really good laugh at yourself....

This weekend we decided we needed a break from all the craziness of life. So, we packed up the truck and headed to our condo at the beach. It has been way too long since we have spent any time there. With my old job working weekends and the kids sports schedule, there never was a free weekend. It would always be someone missing something or a big production. That did not make it fun to think about coming down here.

Now with my new job and not working weekends. It is going to be much easier to enjoy this place.

Last night we were trying to find someplace to eat. It is still the off season so many places are still shut down and have not opened yet. We found an awesome place to get the BEST burgers. WOW!!! It's called Five Guys. Go if you ever get the chance. It was incredible!!

Afterwards, we were driving around and looking for other places that were open for future eating out possibilites. I always tend to look for places that have lots of cars. If its busy, it must be good right? Well, I spotted a parking lot that was packed!! Packed at this time of year? It must be REALLY good. I mention this to Hubby and the others.

"Look at that place! It must be really good. The parking lot is packed."
Noone responded as they were trying to find the place I had seen.
So I pointed it out to them
"Right there"
That's when I saw it. The sign of the place....It was a car dealership!
And that is when we all lost it and laughed our way back to the condo.
So much for the really good resturant I thought I had found.

WOW! See I really did need a break!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hats off to full time working Moms


I am only day 2 into my full time work week. Yes, that means I am working 5 days this week, just like any other regular full time working mom. I am helping to cover for a coworker who is out cruising the bahamas. Hmmmm. Why didn't I go??

Can I say those moms who work full time jobs are the farthest thing from regular. WOW!!

These women are mighty, invincible, she-rah's, I am woman hear me roar kind of women. Definitely NOT regular! My hats of to them. They have definitely earned my respect.

Here I am only day 2 out of 5 and wondering how I am going to make it the rest of the week with my sanity. It's just my mindset to start with. I have worked 5 days a week before. Granted it may not have been mon-fri 8-9 hour days, it was probably more like one day 13 hours, next day 4 hours, next day 6hours, etc. That was with the call hours and shift work.

Either way, I am getting a taste once again of what full time working moms go through everyday. Even more challenging are the single moms working full time. I am trying to do laundry, homework, picking up kids from after care, and after school sports. Forget trying to make a decent meal at a decent time. It has been the chicken nuggets, grilled cheeses, pizzas, tomorrow it will be soup I think.

God has blessed me with my husband who has a good income that allows me to work just part time. Thank you God for this blessing!!! I pray I never take that for granted.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Babygirl's birthday party

Today it is absolutely pouring rain outside!!!!!!

Thank goodness we decided to do babygirls birthday party at our church's gym. That way she could invite her entire class from school. Otherwise she would only be able to invite 6 friends.

I am grateful. Even if they get done with the all the party activities they can just run around and chase each other. There are lots of relay games or tag games that can be spontaneous forms of entertainment for twenty 5 & 6 year olds. I am really thankful I a have all those years of experince from doing kids church.

Did I say, I am grateful it is not in our home and in a huge gym? LOL.

Well we are off to set up. I wonder if the weather will encourage kids to come (get the kids out of the house and run some energy off, or too nasty outside parents don't want to go out in it) We shall see.

Happy 6th birthday Babygirl!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Keeping in line with the weekend

Well, like I said earlier, it is a spring weekend. So I decided to follow in line with the spring weekend and do some spring cleaning, and decluttering.

It is amazing when you start a project, just how much worse it really is.

I have been cleaning the air vents, decluttering the laundry/utility room which includes going through all the kids coats, moving some furniture around, etc. Plus I need to do all my normal chores like the laundry itself (not just the room).

I already have 2 bags to give away, 1 to my sister and 1 to goodwill. The trashman is going to love me this week.

Well off to finish vacuuming the utility room and to reboot the laundry!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring for the weekend!

It's supposed to get into the 50's this weekend.

Spring Fever here we come.

I am sure this is not going to last and we will have some more cold weather after this. But it will be nice to get the ground to dry out a litttle. Everything is still sooooo wet. There is still quite a bit of flooding around too. With such a wet year and then alll that snow, there is just no where for all that water to go. We actually still have a pile of snow at the end of our driveway that continues to slowly melt away.

We are having one of widgets friend's spend the night this weekend. but other than that, it should be a low key weekend. A weekend to catch up on some much needed sleep and a project here and there.

Happy Spring Weekend!