Monday, August 27, 2012

Days 5-8... I'm a total failure but I swear I have a good reason!

I know my domain should be but cut me some slack, I'm a mom with four kids (girls I might add), planning a wedding, and looking for a house! I have a lot on my plate! So I will do a little catch up with that before my 5-8 ;)

I've been doing a TON of wedding planning the last few days... Picked out a venue to do the ceremony AND reception, put together a whole wedding binder (pics to come), ordered a sample of our (late) save the dates, and even ordered our ring bearer pillow! I feel like I have been busy non stop on the wedding stuff alone.

We've been doing a ton of house hunting too! Just something to rent right now though. So today we went up and set up a bank account for Chris and his work so they could do direct deposit and we could start saving not only for a wedding but to purchase a house. Then we went and looked at a cute 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 story home that we absolutely loved! It's a little over our price range for the monthly rent price but I think we can swing it if we budget and save. Everything was new and redone! Stainless steel appliances and brand new carpet, paint, bathrooms. GORGEOUS! We filled out the rental application and will find out tomorrow if we got the place. I am SO excited! I'm also very excited to be ordering brand new living room and bedroom furniture and when we get the place (or a place anyways) I can finally do that!

Okay, now my 5-8!!!! Day 5 - Post a picture of something or someone that made your day special. This one is so easy! My girls! My girls make every day special and so worth all the bs in life!

Day 6 - If you could spend 15 minutes with any celebrity who would it be and why? Oh gosh I hate this. I don't really like celebrities... I mean I don't think I'd really want to spend 15 minutes with one. I know I'm a nut but it's true. But if I had to pick anyone I'd pick Elizabeth Banks. I think she's an amazing actress, she's gorgeous, funny, and a great mom.

Day 7 - If you could live in any time period of the past, when would it be and why? I would so live in the 50s, or is it the 60s? The Grease era! Everything seemed so amazing then.... Everything was less expensive, times were easier, things were simpler. I think if things stayed that way things would be so different now. I sit and watch Grease sometimes and just get lost in that timezone. I wish so bad that I could go back to that timezone, just for a day.

Day 8 - How do you envision your life being in 5 years? That's so easy! I picture myself living in a nice house with 5 kids, being able to make a great life for them and having a beautiful house for my husband to come home to every night. I'd love to be done with school by then but since I haven't even start I don't know if that will be possible. I want to be a supermom and not be well off but be comfortable and not have to worry. Photobucket

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Days 3 and 4 - Catch up time as I'm already a slacker!

Day 3 - What was the last movie you saw in theaters? Gosh the movie theater... Oh how I miss being able to see a movie while enjoying a bucket of popcorn, milk duds, a nice cola and of course the feet on the back of my seat. No but seriously, I would kill to see a movie! The last movie I was and please do not fall off your chair laughing was Cars 2 when it came out in theaters. It was actually Chris's and I date night that we had to take the kids on so we saw Cars 2. Sophie was only about 5 months old and she didn't cry once which was nice. Chey sat really good and enjoyed the whole thing! All in all it was a nice "date". Day 4 - If you could rid the world of one thing, what could it be? That's a tough one. There are so many things I'd like to rid this world of and my ex husband is at the top of the list. But in all fairness that would only really rid me of him so I will go to the next option down.... Poverty. There is so much poverty in the world and it just breaks my heart. No one has to be rich or even well off, I just want us all to be able to survive and healthy. Know that we will have food in their stomach's and clothes on their backs.... Know that there aren't children dying of starvation every day while others sit there and throw out food by the gallons. I love love to know that everyone, every little boy, every little girl doesn't go to sleep hungry and cold on the streets each night while trying to use a cardboard box as mat to lay on. I want these children to be able to have proper schooling and jobs when they grow up and have families. It's just sad that this can't happen. It's even worse to see that there are tons of people out there who don't give a crap and just turn their backs. Photobucket

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 2 - Advice for a Newborn

The second day blog challenge is "If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?" This one is a hard one for me because I could offer a lot more than just one piece of advice. If I had to choose I think it would be that you can't control everything. There are many things out there that you can't control and you just have to let them come and accept them. Once you actually realize that things are going to happen whether you like it or not, then you can move forward more easily. This is only I am still struggling with on a daily basis. I am a control freak! I like everything to be planned and I want to be the one in control. When something doesn't go the way I picture it in my head I lose it. I need to know what, when , where , how and why. I never every little detail planned out to a T or I seriously feel like I might lose it. Of course that is not how life is. It is not that easy! Things don't go as planned, plans break, people change their minds, and shit happens. You can't control every situation and you'd be much better off if you just take everything one day (or even one hour!) at a time and not try to control everything. My husband's cousin reminded me this the other day when I was having a panic attack and letting my mind wander. I put way too much into everything and it is so overwhelming that I just break down sometimes and think to myself "I can't do this!". Then I had this reminder that I can't control every situation and shit is going to happen and there are no if's and's or but's about it. Once I accept that, then I can move on. Sure enough, I took a deep breath, stopped thinking about my unplanned, uncontrolled future and just started taking things one day at a time. The world is NOT going to end, I WILL survive, and everything WILL be ok!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Blog Challenge!

So I'm doing it. I'm starting the blog challenge! It's a 30 day blogging challenge where I blog every day about different things. I'm a little late, I know but hey better late than never right?! So the first day is "Write your goals for the month." I have several key goals that I'd like to accomplish this month not only for me and my sanity for my husband and kids' sanity too. The first is to find a house. We live in a small town, but my husband's work is great! We have been having issues finding a house that is A) Big enough; we need at least 3 bedrooms, no less. B) Is close to Chris's grandparent's house and/or work and C) It needs to have an air conditioner and a dishwasher. This right now is our top goal because let's face it, I've been on my own since I was 16 and this whole living with Chris's grandparents and being babied thing is not going for me. I don't like asking for help, I don't like feeling like I'm a moocher, I'm independent and dammit I need my own house so I can do my own thing and not be worried about stepping on everyone's toes. A second goal for this month is to get the girls on Medicaid. I think we are JUST under that margin where they qualify for health insurance and Maddy still hasn't had her 4 month check up and shots! I'm sure she's just fine, growing fine, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. A third (and final) goal is to get my family on a schedule. We are so screwed up it's not even funny! Well I think Chris and I are more screwed up schedule wise than anyone else. The girls pretty much have a set schedule, Maddy is starting to get on one a bit. But things will definitely run much smoother if we were all on a schedule. I only have three goals for the month because it's not good to have so many goals that they can't all be completed right? Maybe once I get everything in order I can have more monthly goals but for now, for me, these seem like key goals to a very functionally and happy mama! Photobucket