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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Summer Kick-Off!

It's Memorial Weekend! I am thankful for the 3 days off! I am still in awe though of how this year is flying by. The time just goes faster which sucks! Beacause that just makes me OLDER! Yuck! Oh well I guess I have to learn to cope.

We are spending Memorial doing some fun stuff. We are taking the kids to the Lake in Stockton. That will be fun boating and some tubing. We have gotten our pool open so we can swim and cook-out. The fire ring is ready to burn some wood so here comes the weinie roasts and toasted marshmellows! Yummy! Kicking off the summer with a bang!

In a couple of weeks I have planned an ONLY Girls outing. We will camping and canoeing by Eureka Springs. WOO-HOO! Good times. Nothing like kicking the summer off with a big bang on that, too! White River Here we come! Then some shopping and some drinking! Scarey mixture, women drinking and shopping, thing could go awry!

If any of my girl pals that read this would like to go give me a shout and I will fill in all the details!

Have a wonderful Memorial weekend!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Howdy!

I know long time no post. I have been super busy working to hard to catch up at the title company to be where all the senior employees are and learn all they know so I can be good at what I am doing. I am really enjoying my new job. The first day I started I did get a promotion. Only after 4 hours of being on the job, my boss advised me I was "wasted talent" being a mere receptionist, so she moved me into the commitment department. I was very accepting of this new title I received. After accepting this position I found that even real estate brokers are hesitant to going into this position due to the responsibilities that lay so heavy on them. Oh Well, I still take this as a compliment. I am very happy and enjoying this job and the responsibilities, it makes me work harder knowing that what I am doing is so important to title work. It basically is the backbone of the company.

I have also been trying to walk in the evenings to hopefully get rid of some of this darn weight I have seemed to acquire so easily. I have missed getting to read all my "old pals" blogs. My daughter set me up as well at MySpace.Com. I do like that since I get to have some cool music playing while my spot is up.

My kids are well and doing good. They have been busy with their own activities. Boys are in Baseball and of course Ariel is doing her UpWard Bounds program. She has went and toured KU and done some other activities.

It is Mother's Day weekend and I would Like to wish all my gal pals a wonderful Mother's Day! I found a wonderful quote about mothers and I would like to share it with you! I find that it rings very true!

It says: "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is being a mother."

So God Bless all you Mothers! Have a Fantastic weekend and enjoy what God has truely blessed us all with! Motherhood!



Thursday, April 20, 2006

30 Something.... What? Me? No WAY?

You know that show that was on TV when we were all kids, Thirty Something. Well, I used to think.... God, That is old! I thought for some reason I would never be 30 something? What was I thinking? I mean, What the Hell was I thinking? Did I truly believe that my life would not go past 19? I am not sure? Well, whatever that caused me to believe that I would be stuck at the same age for the rest of my life I wish I could take it back so I wasn't so damned disappointed at being 30 something! I find this over 30 thing really hard to cope with. I don't know why? Everyone tells me I am still so young and in my prime. How can I be in my prime when I am fatter than I have ever been in my whole life, weaker than ever, and grayer than ever! That says I am getting old, well, to me anyways! I know there is a cure for the fatter than ever and the weaker than ever, which I have planned some goals to try to remedy this fat, weak thing. I color my grays so I know I can mask what I really have but the gray does not mask so well, color seems to run off of those damn wirey hairs! Not to mention the hair that doesn't even belong there bull crap! What is up with that? It is a very cruel joke on all of us women that are subjected to ways to remove the hair that does not belong in certain areas of our bodies. How horribly painful and humiliating when you family sees red splotches where red splotches don't belong. I could go on!

I am not steering from my topic here but merely telling you what happened this last week to show you how being 30 something really does SUCK!
I have had a week with
pain. I fell last Wednesday at my friends house because my flip flop got caught in a crack and I couldn't see where I was walking because my arms were full. I swear it is always something with me! I am truly a clutz. I scraped up my right knee and elbow and messed up my syatic and my lower back. I have been suffering for the last week barely able to walk. My hubby finally talked me into going to our local Chiropractor yesterday, whom I love, Doc Snitker, he is fabulous! He gave me a good work over and some ultrasound therapy with a lil' shock treatment on my lower back and guess what? I can walk without suffering! Woo hoo!

This falling down thing has become quite the bad luck on my part for the last 3 years. Since my 30th birthday I have been on a roll! The 30th birthday I fell and broke my wrist and then fell again with in a couple of weeks and hyperextended my knee. On my 31st birthday I fell and hurt my hyperextended knee from the previous year. On my 32nd birthday I fell and hurt my ankle really bad, sprained. This year my syatic and lower back. I laughed on my first major fall and told everyone by this rate I will have fallen and broken my hip by age 35! It was funny...... WAS funny! No longer do I find this statement to be hilarious. I am in fear that what I have spoken will only come true! Dear God, you have to admit I am on a roll. I should be nominated Clutz Of All Times, is there an award out there for that? Well I should get it if there is!

So being 30 Something truely sucks fro me I pray it gets better but if it does not I can see myself within 2 years with a broken hip! Then what?

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My daughter called last night to tell me she had gotten elected to a position she really didn't even want but she was excited now that she had gotten it. She gave a speech for District Office for the office position of Public Relations for her FCCLA group. Well she was ecstatic and so am I! I told her how wonderful that will look on her college applications.

Monday, April 17, 2006

New Job!

It's official, I have a new job! Woo-Hoo! I am really excited! I have medical insurance now, or I will very soon. I start on April 24th. GO ME!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Birthday Blues

Well, I have been keeping myself pretty busy lately. I am enjoying the great outdoors, or trying to when weather permits. I have accomplished quite a bit of raking and burning of the leaves when wind permits. I have gotten some flowers planted and hopefully they will grow.

Last week the nasty storm weather sent me to town to work out of my girlfriend's house. My sattelite fails during bad weather so I went to town to make sure I was not kicked off so I could work full days and low and behold she had a power outage in town on one of the days. Figures! But I did get only kicked off the net for only an hour. I managed to clean my girlfriend's house and do all of her laundry while I was there. I don't know why, but I have always enjoyed cleaning someone else's house more than my own. I know she was greatful. My friend works her ass off. I know a lot of people do that but here is what she does everyday. She has a 7yr old in 1st grade, 21 month old baby girl, and another 11 month old baby girl. Yes the smaller 2 are just 10 months apart! She was in shock too when she found out she was pregnant. She works 40 hours a week at the title office in town and she works about 25 plus hours a week at home doing what I do. She manages to clean her home and keep it pretty emaculant and cook dinner for her family every night, not to mention the laundry is pretty much always done. MAN! Sometimes I wonder how she does it? She has told me she wonders how she does it herself! So I do not mind when she needs some help, I try to pitch in and help her the most I can.

Anywho... So I have a second interview for my new job I want on Thursday! I am really stoked about it! I am pretty sure I got it! Not to be cocky about it but she said she wanted me to come in to finalize on some things. So I am assuming I pretty much have it. I guess I could be all wrong. You know what ASSUMING is? I know you do!

Sunday 04/09 was my birthday.... WOO HOO! We took the kids to see the Springfield Cardinals game. It was fun, at least they won! 8 - 5 was the score. Good game! After that..... I became really depressed. I mean reallllly depressed. I have never been depressed on my birthday??? W.T.H.??? I was on the verge of tears I tell you, I was fighting them back with everything inside of me. I could not even tell my husband why? I know the poor guy was thinking WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? YOU CRAZY WOMAN!!!!! But I worked it out. I had a good cry in the bath tub while I was soaking in my jacuzzi tub. Yeah, I know I got it real bad. That is what I was thinking while I was crying in my JACUZZI tub. I said to myself, "Andi, What are you crying for? So what you are 33 years old? So what? It is not like I am going to die tomarrow, Look at what you are in and what surrounds you, I have such a wonderful husband and a wonderful home and my ASS is soaking in a freaking Jacuzzi tub in the privacy of my own bathroom! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!" Well, even though I talk to myself doesn't really mean I answer, well, I don't all of the time. Hee hee! I dont't know why or what it was I just know I was depressed, but I have worked it out. I have been eating chocolate, it seems to have helped!
I think Chocolate is the answer to pretty much any depression or problem that women have. Or I think it is anyways! Matter of opinion I suppose!

Friday, March 31, 2006

Good Day!

It's Friday! Hoo RAY! I am very happy. First of all it just being Friday and my work week is basically to an end. Second of all, my kids will coming up this weekend and I am stoked for all the plans we have. Thirdly, I have a job interview today, actually 2 interviews. The one that I want the most though is for a Title office. I would gain so much knowlede and have a great future with a reputible company. I also will be able to go to appraisal school and get some other education in the real estate area. That makes me very happy! I will be dressed to impress and clever and witty as ever(so I am hoping) for this interview. Wish me luck! ;)

Good news on our refinance, they called said everything is full speed ahead and hopefully we will get to close in a couple of weeks. I am very happy about that as well. I am hoping to get squared away with all my debtors on this thing.

I also received my sons Springfield Cardinals tickets in the mail for his birthday. So that is good, I can now just buy a card and stick the tickets in there. I can't wait to see his face!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Tuesday March 28th, 2006

It's Tuesday and I am happy! We have appraisers coming to look at our house today. I am excited, hoping to refinance very soon. This will be good, giving us some extra cash to only pay off some remaining bills I hate making monthly payments on. Hopefully this will pay off my lawyer bills too! Keeping my fingers crossed everything goes well here.

Also my middle son's birthday is on April 3rd. AH! Boo Hoo, he will be 14! OMG! I can hardly believe it. I couldn't think of a thing to get him for his birthday, I have been racking my brain for days. I get tired of buying XBOX games. Ya know? They spend so much time playing those games when they need to be doing something else, constructive, using their imagination, just something else. We started building a clubhouse for the boys a few weeks ago. It looks pretty good, we all seem to think. The boys were so gung-ho when we started, now it has fizzled out. My littlest guy got poison ivy and we didn't want him outside until it cleared up so I guess my other son thought he didn't need to go outside either. Isaiah seems to think everywhere he walks he has to touch everything. He rubs his hands across anything and doesn''t think anything about it, until he gets poison ivy! We told him when we were out in the woods building that clubhouse, "Becareful, don't touch that tree, put your gloves back on!" Words, just blah blah blah is all he hears, I suppose? We have tried to point out what poison ivy looks like as well as poison oak. He doesn't get it or care I guess. Even though my son is highly allergic to it, in fact both of them are but my 14 year old didn't get it just the 9 year old. Maybe oldest is starting to listen, somewhat. HA! Yeah we'll see. Anyways, I was side-tracked with the clubhouse. So I have purchased tickets for my son's birthday present to watch a Springfield Cardinals game. The date for the game actually lands on my birthday April 9th, so I guess it will be kind of a treat for myself as well! My son is going to be so excited! I told my daughter what I did for his present, she about blew a gasket! She was happy. She loves baseball, she said Joshua would be ecstatic about that.

So anywho, this weekend my kids will go ice skating for the first time at Jordan Valley in Springfiled for a friends birthday party and then we are having a cook-out and some karoke here at the house for his birthday. I hope my kids don't break anything or get a concousion(is that how you spell that? probably not) while skating. I thought about wrapping them up in Charmin like that old commercial on TV, hee hee, they would love me for that now wouldn't they?