Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Monday!!

So today I am on a conference call with an ex-client, the one who still owes me money by the way, and he asks if I will help him out. It's kind of one of those if you scratch my back I will scratch yours type conversations. I basically put it to him this way- I work on this project with you - you pay me ON TIME IN FULL.... and he said ok.

I work on the project for a little over an hour and I get a message saying that if I want the project for my own it's mine if I want it. This project is for over 250 hours of work, of course I will take it.... with stipulations... I want payment for the first half, Second half when the project is done... I don't think it's a bad deal, I think it's only fair.

I also have a couple of other projects I am working on as well so at least I have something to fall back on. If you read this- keep me in your prayers, I am seriously hoping this gets me out of this hole I am in, though I have to say I am slowly but surely seeing the light of day again!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This Week's Menu Plan

This is subject to change but this is the plan so far:

Monday: Spanish Rice

Tuesday: Pot Roast

Wednesday: Chicken and Rice

Thursday: Pork Chops ( Grilled or Baked undecided as of yet)

Friday: TBD- Will be something easy or either leftovers from the previous nights. Probably will end up being Pizza.

As always with any menu this is subject to change lol. But I wanted to participate. :) Happy Dinner!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lazy Days

I can remember when I was a kid in school, I loved Saturday because it meant I could sleep in. Not much has changed, I get to sleep in on saturday still :).

I don't have many plans for the weekend, just getting the house in somewhat of an order again from the past weeks goings on. I am going to try and post my menu for the week for next week Mon- Fri. Hopefully I will get that put up sometime tomorrow. I am going to try and look around the net to see what kind of deals I can find to share with you all so keep checking back. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Playing Catch-Up

We survived Day one of school and this was Day 2 of school. Dylan's first two days were great!! He loves his teacher and there are couple of friends in his class he has known for a while from church so that is good. He loves being a big boy and carrying a back pack and taking his lunch. He has no problem going to bed at 8:30. LOL Yay!!! Things are finally looking up it seems.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

T'was the Night Before The First Day Of School

I have been so busy this past few days I have neglected my readers. It is Back To School time for my 3 kiddos and it's has been like a mad house with all the school shopping and getting everything in order again.

I found jeans for my daughter at Old Navy for $10, which was great. Then I went to JC Penney and used a $10 coupon they had sent me in the mail along with a 15% off survey coupon I printed off the net and I ended up saving almost $200 on clothes for my boys. I spent $56 at JC Penney and bought 3 pair of jeans for my oldest son, 4 shirts for him, 5 shirts for my youngest son and 2 pair of shorts plus one pair of cargo pants for him. I think I did great!!!

Thursday is their first day of school and I am still awake watching the live BB11 feeds and can not sleep. I think it's because I will not know what to do without at least one kid here 24/7. I will finally have a few hours a day (even if I do have to work while here) where their will be no "Mommy..." HA!! So this is what it's like when they start to get older. Whatever will I do with myself???

I will post first day of school updates tomorrow evening!! Stay Tuned!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family Movie Night

We had a family movie night tonight after church. We watched 'Aliens In The Attic'.

Very cute movie and it's great spending time with family enjoying a movie that we all enjoy watching. If you haven't seen it yet then I would recommend it. Too cute. Better than 'G-Force' in my opinion.

:) Heather

Crayola Giveaway at 'The Neat Things In Life'


Jammie from The Neat Things In Life is having a giveaway on her blog for a Crayola Pack. She gives details about this on her recent review on her blog. Please do go check it out and see what great things she has to offer!!

Contest Ends August 9th so go get your entry in fast!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

ZuZu's and Spagito's

Kids can come up with some crazy alternate names for things. The two that stand out the most with my kids were ZuZu's which was my oldest son who is now 12. When he was around 3 and 4 he liked to play with ZuZu's. Now I know you are dying to know what a ZuZu is, so I will tell you. It's a lizard. Yep that's right, a lizard.

It was the funniest thing I had ever heard at the time. I still laugh everytime I think about it.

My yougest son and I were sitting on our porch waiting for Dad to come in from work and he kept saying that Spagito's were everywhere. It was the craziest thing I had ever heard. He is 5 by the way. He kept saying it and saying it and I was needless to say confused. Then it hit me all at once. MESQUITO!!! Ha!! I thought I was going to fall out of my chair laughing so hard. Then when I could speak again I said no it's a mesquito, and he said "Yea that" and started laughing with me.

I just had to share that!!! :) Kids are the sweetest.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

OK So the new movie coming out "The Time Traveler's Wife" has me so excited. It is supposedly a great love story. Seeing how I can not yet watch the movie I purchased the book in my outting this weekend. We were at BooksaMillion looking around and I saw this book and bought it. I paid more for it than what it is listed for on Amazon but that is just because I did not want to wait for it. I wanted it right then. MInd you I have not bought anything for myself in ages, and of course after I am done I can do a book trade or sell it to a new reader. So anyway, I think it would be great if we get a group together and read the book then post the reviews on our blogs or I can post your review here. Either way I just think it would be great to hear what others think.

Again here is the order link for Amazon:

And it will stay on the sidebar of my blog during this process.

So here is how it will go: You can either buy the book as I did from a book store- or you can click the link on the sidebar of my page and order from Amazon. I don't care how you get it but if you decide you want to participate please do add your name to the McLinky below so I can keep up with how many we have. And of course so I can read and comment on your blog udring the meantime. I would say the date of the review should be September 5th. That way everyone has enough time to purchase or order the book and recieve it and then read it. Happy Reading and I look forward to meeting a lot of new people as well as reading some great new blogs!! :)

Elephant Ears Project

So while at my Aunt's house this weekend (I was trying to focus my mind somewhere besides on my oldest son) I noticed that she had some very large elephant ears in a pot on her back porch. Now when I say large I am talking 6 feet tall. I love these plants and had not planted any this year. Well I asked her how she got them so big and she said that they started in a small pot just one stalk with a leaf about 6 inches tall. She had taken it from a bed of them on the other side of her house. She fertilized it and she said it just took off and started sproutng more stalks. She took it from that small pot to a bigger pot and kept doing the same thing until before she knew it she had them 6 feet tall in this large pot on the porch.

Needless to say I ended up with baby elephant ears to bring home. I am going to give this a shot and see if I can get mine that big. I definitley need something to focus on that does not involve noise.

Well I have also just realized when I was trying to take a picture of my new plants to post on here, that my digital camera is broken.... great.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just another day...

I have managed to get out to get a little bit of school shopping done, still not anywhere near finished yet. My oldest is starting Middle School and there are so many fees to be paid, workbooks, locker fees etc. It goes on and on.

We came up with a budget for bills but still don't know how we will manage to get the rest of it done. I have decided it is going to take a miracle from God. I am praying that the ex-client I spoke of a few posts back gets me paid in full this week and if that happens then it will all get done. So for now I am just on a fence.

I am stressing so much right now it's not even funny. My oldest has found himself in a bit of a predicament, (boys being boys) so please say a prayer for him when you can.