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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Family Pics

The Diva and I had our first family pics done. The photographer is still working on the pictures but she did give me a sneak peak of 2 of them

The Diva
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Me and the Diva
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Monday, November 1, 2010

My pretty little vampire

The Diva wanted to be a pretty little vampire this year.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Show us your life - Entry/foyer

We are doing show us your life on my Mommy Board, yep got the idea from Kelly's Korner so I decided I would also share those posts here on the blog.
If you can think of any great decorating ideas please let me know. We are doing family pics in December so we will have pics on the left side of the wall soon
show us your life

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday Diva

Happy 8th Birthday
On September 25, my baby girl turned 8. We had a Princess and the Frog party theme. Thanks to Shelly at Divine Party Concepts (you must check out this website) I was able to pull off an AWESOME at home party. The hit of the party was the "Sweet" Gumbo table. The kids got to pick different candy and snacks to make their own little cup of gumbo

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Bzz Report

I have just gotten the opportunity to join a new campaign as a Bzz Agent. I will be bzzzing Elmer's Craft Adhesives and Xacto Products. I don't know all the details yet, but will keep you posted as soon as I get my goodie box

Thursday, August 26, 2010

1st Day of 2nd Grade

at her desk


The Diva started 2nd grade with a brand new school and a brand new teacher. We were so blessed to have the same teacher and classmates for 2 yrs in a row. It gave us a chance to really know the teacher and her classmate. This school year brings about a new teacher, new classmates, but we lucked out and her 3 of her BFF's are in her class and our school had a brand new school building built behind the old school.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Well it worked for the Obama's...

My mother wants to move in with me. Yes, my Mother miss control freak herself wants to move into my home with me. How did this ever come up in the conversation? Mother's Day and I am talking to my little sister and she is graduating in December. I told her if she didn't want to move back home with Mom who has a 1 bedroom apartment that she was more than welcome to come to my house. I could fix up the toy room (enclosed 2 car garage) into a bedroom/living area for her. My little sister said since she was going to graduate school she was going to stay on or near campus.

Soooooo a week passes by and my mom wants to know if she could come stay with me and she could help out with the Diva and help around the house. I was caught off guard so I basically said I didn't care it was up to her but she needed to realize she was moving into her grown daughter's home. So we have been talking, she's nervous, I am nervous. I explained my do and don't. I told her that we were not at the house to be nurse maids, mom is notorious for getting sick or maids. I informed the Diva and she said she had to think about it after she found out she would be losing the toy room, but now she is on board, but she is not planning on moving all of her toys out of the room. She said Suga didn't care. She may not I don't know. It would be great to not have to worry about after school care or finding child care when school was closed on the other hand my mom can drive me crazy and may lock her in her room. We are still discussing it...

Friday, June 4, 2010

1 Samuel 1:27

Today I was blog stalking since at the moment I am all about home decor. I haven't actually done anything major, but I am getting lots of great ideas and book marking different web pages. lol I came across a blog called Wondefully Wordy (http://wonderfullywordy.blogspot.com) and looking at her ready to print vinyl and came across this scripture in one of her designs

"27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him" 1 Samuel 1:27

Now anyone who knows me. KNOWS that Diva is my world, but lately I have been failing in the Mommy department. Last night she insisted on talking non stop for an hour until I told her she needed to go find something else to do. I was happy and content to channel surf and sent her off to her room to watch a DVD. This is not the parent I dreamed I would be or even the parent I desire to be. I got a Wii so we could spend more time together. I buy games, puzzles so we can spend time together, but latley we have been eating dinner in front of the tv and then each of us going to different parts of the house to watch more tv. This little scripture, reminds me that I prayed for Diva, that I desired her with all my heart and that I cried out to God that whatever the situation that one day he would bless me with a little girl. I guess I could have been a little more specific and asked a quiet little child content to sit and read but then she would not be the Diva that I love with all my heart. Thank you God for this little reminder that pretty soon the child content to talk to me for hours who is hanging on to me, who walks under my feet even though she is almost as tall as me, who want to help me cook even though I just want to get in and get in down will one day be a teenager, an adult and I do not want these memories to be of us watching tv in different parts of the house.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Mirena Update

So I had my 1st cycle with the IUD and can I just say I may have to give my Ob a kiss when I see her at my follow up visit. It was a long cycle - 8 days but it was mostly spotting, yes spotting after 2 yrs of being tied to the toilet the fist 3-4 days of each cycle. I had 8 days of spotting. I kept going to the bathroom just to be sure I was not mistaken. Let the Angels sing Hallelujah!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1st grade awards


Today was the Diva's 1st grade awards day. After much discussion on what she would wear we finally settled on a dress that was dressy enough for her and casual, your going to school for me. We did have some pouting over the shoes. She wanted to wear her white heels and I insisted on her white flats. I don't call her a Diva because it's a cute nickname. lol. Diva got an award for making the A Honor Roll every 6 weeks (she was 1 of 7 students in the 1st grade that received this honor) and the Art award. She is always drawing something. I am so proud of her.

Oh did I mention she is the tallest kid in 1st grade, not girl, tallest kid

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Mirena - Background

Warning this is TMI...

The past year I have had horrible periods. I am not talking about the cramps, the bloating, the general moodiness, yes I have that but Midol, chocoloate and long naps usually helped with those problem. My problem has been heavy bleeding, so heavy I was using Ultra Tampon and a Overnight Maxi and having to change every 45 minutes and at times I still managed to have bleed thru on my clothes. You can just imagine how many times I had to change my sheets, mattress pad etc for 7 days. It has been awful. My ob found some fibroids and a little smaller than an egg decided to go into my uterine lining and cause havoc every 21 days with my life. The week of the cycle was bad, but because of the blood loss it would take 2 weeks for me to feel normal again and just when I was getting my groove back BAM Aunt Flo that bitch would show up again. I was prescribed the pill and it did nothing for me probably because I hate taking any kind of medication and usually forgot to take it. So after putting up with this I decided I would make an appointment to have an ablation. This was a hard decision to come by because even though I am single, 42, have an almost 8 yr old child and not in a relationship. I still desire to have another child. I still WANT another child. I still want to experience the whole pregnancy again. Yeah call me crazy, but since the cycles were causing so much problem with my life I decided that desire was not worth sacrificing my quality of life in the hear and now. So had my mind set, ready for the procedure. The downtime was about 3-4 days and knew Diva is independent enough to handle that. She had been doing it anyway. I get to my doctor's office find out I am not a candidate for the ablation. My fibroids are too big and too far in my uterine lining to get the results I want. My mind is spinning thinking I am going to have to get a hysterectomy. I still have my wisdom teeth. I can't imagine giving up my uterus. My ob/gyn Dr. Ramana Jones @ Dallas Medical Center is just wonderful and is not the type of doctor who really works with her patients know I really have no desire for a hysterectomy and suggests the Mirena IUD. So I get it and today is the 2nd day of my period on it. It is our hope that my cycles are not as severe with it in and over time they will decrease...
Let's see

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Love...

The Diva rides to school with the neighbors Mon-Wed and I take the kiddos to school Thur-Fri. This morning the Diva runs back to the house as they are getting the the car because she forgot to give me a hug. You know it's the little things that make this journey so worth it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

bits of my weekend

So laying bed Saturday morning and ticked because I screwed up last month and funds were low (times like these are when I really wish there was a 2nd income in the household) and we can't go anywhere or do anything. I was going to have a garage sale, but rain was in the forecast. So around 10:30 am I see that it's not raining and decided what the hell I will put a couple of things out and that way if it starts to rain I won't have to bring to much into the house. My garage has been converted to the a toy room so I have to put things in the actual driveway. So we get our 1st customer as we are bringing the stuff out and bam $5 bucks and then a 2nd customer and in 2 hours we have made $25 and it's getting hotter so we take what's left back into the house. So I ask the Diva what did she want. She wants me to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squequel with her so she can act out the singing and dancing parts with me. We have the movie at the house so actually we didn't need any extra money I just needed to get out of the woah is me pity party and spend time with my child.

So I make lunch, do a few chores and then get to watch the Squequel and some scenes at least 5 times. I am a lucky, lucky mom.

Sunday, I got a little home improvement urge so I painted my hall mirror that has been a nasty foret green for 2 yrs and I painted my wicker coffee table. The Diva spent the afternoon with the neighbors and I got to watch America: The Story of Us. loved it

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bits of My Weekend

Spent 5 hours braiding The diva's hair. Wished I had done it last weekend it was gorgeous outside on Saturday



My Car battery died. This really nice guy named David was giving me a a jump and the negative terminal broke. He went to Wal Mart and bought all the parts to fix the battery terminals and refused to let me pay for the parts. He then looked at my battery and said since it was 8 yrs old I needed to replace it



Talked on the phone to David and Brad. The 2 guys who did not keep our dates last weekend. David called on Friday to see if I would go out on Saturday. I said No and Brad and I made plans to go out on Thursday

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Weekend Update

The weekend had lots of promises but ended with a fizzle.
The Diva had a birthday party on Friday night at Gameworks. It was great to see a couple of Moms I had not seen in months and catch up.

Saturday morning got up and got the chores done because Sunday I had not one but 2 dates. woo hoo. I had them perfectly planned at restaurants about 10 minutes apart from each other. One date at 2 pm and one date at 6 pm. Holli went and met her babysitter Maddie and they hit it off. I am chilling at home reading Skyscraper by Zane and I get a text from David (date#1) that he is sick and don't think he will be able to go out on Sunday. Ok no loss I still have a date. I call the babysitter and tell her to come at 3:30 instead of 1:30.

Sunday I am out at Ikea and having a good time then Brad date #2 text and cancels because he worked overtime, he was tired and did not want to drive to my side of town. So what was suppose to be a great weekend fizzled into nothing.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Should be an interesting weekend

This weekend should be busy and jam packed. Tonight the Diva has a birthday party. I am ahead of the game so I have already bought the gift I just need to wrap it. We are riding with another Mom so I am picking Diva up, changing clothes, wrapping gift and hopefully out the door by 5pm.
Saturday the plan was to braid Diva's hair, clean house, go meet the babysitter that will be watching Diva on Sunday (Friends have used her so she has recommnendations, but I still need to meet this person and her parents), but as I type this out there is no way in hell I can accomplish all of that. So it looks like Diva will be in puffs for a week and I will braid next week. I want to go get some loc gel anyway so maybe it's a good thing. I will condition and need to pick up a bottle of hair stuff tonight.

Sunday I have not one, but 2 dates. I am using this "dating" site and I am doing a meet and greet at Starbucks. Thank Goodness Starbucks are every where so I have planned for 2 hours with each date and the Starbucks are about 5 minutes away from each other. I am meeting Brad and David. Lets see if I can make a connection with either guy. At the moment I am truly attracted to Brad. He funny, he's a big guy with just a tough of OG in him. David is the opposite of my type. First he's not black and 2nd he seems like a pretty nerd. We shall see.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow 2010

OMG I forgot to post about the snow we got in Texas on Feb 11-12. We got 12 inches in some places. I am 42 years old and I do not ever remember that much snow. I got some great pictures, but again I have not replaced my camera cord yet and can't post pics. I need to put that on my todo list today. The Diva's school closed Thursday and Friday. Our office closed - Friday - shocking! - and we were off on Monday. Made for a very lazy did not get anything accomplished weekend. I was very upset with Dish Network because the sattelite did not work and I did not get to spend the day in bed watching bad tv.

Looks like we may get more on Tuesday 2/23/10. This is going to be a very interesting winter.

All is good

Today I am in such good mood. I guess it helps to go to bed before 1am. I got enough sleep to not be a sour puss. I am looking forward to a good weekend. We are suppose to get rain on so I hope to stay in and finish getting the house decluttered and getting in some extra nap time.

I am also happy to say I am in better financially now then I was this time last year. It's babysteps. I see each year how life is improving and I need to stop doing the stupid stuff and manage better. I am going to try the envelope system for spending money from the Financial Peace series. I am not in gazelle mode yet because I am not ready to give up luxuries such as internet and cable, but I am getting there. I am also working on saving more.

As for the Diva's father things have not improved. We are still fighting about every little single detail. He's stubborn. I'm stubborn. One of us is going to have to wave the white flag soon or we are going to wind up in court.

Well that's it. I met a guy named Ken online. We are meeting at Snuffers on Sunday. I have joined a dating site and hope to get out of the house and date this year. I am not looking for anything serious just a little fun every now and then. It will be great if my social life included more than kid's birthday parties and PTA events. :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Update on Bliss Challenge

AWESOME!!!! I got Christmas stuff stored away. I don't have the perfect storage containers, but I made do with what I had. As for the toy room, the Diva and I spent 3 days decluttering and cleaning it out. It looks great. I made the rule that if it could not fit in the closet in the toy room she could not keep it so there was some pouting and tears, but now it's a room she is proud to call her own.
She calls it her apartment. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

So a little update on us.

Diva has had more attitude late and lot more clingy. I don't know if she just needs more or me, more play time with friends or if it's just growing pains. I know part of the problem is that we have been in the house alot on the weekends. It's hard when you have a child that likes to go, go, go and a Mom that likes to be a hermit. I am going to let her have a play date this weekend and I plan to get out of the house more once I get the car in the shop.

Me well I got hit on at a gas station on Tuesday, January 19 by a very looking gentleman named Edward. He seemed to be in his late 40's. He asked for my number and said he would call. If he calls within the next few days he will score major points. He waits till next week I will probably not answer the phone.

Marcus is still around. I am not sure if I am hesitant to go out with because of our age or because I have not been out with a guy in so long. It just feels weird to me. I really need to go out just to get one under my belt.

On the home front - the toy room looks awesome. Holli and I spent almost 5 hours over a 2 day period cleaning and organizing that room. It's so beautiful I don't want Holli to play in it. We have about 7 bags/boxes of stuff to take to Goodwill. I am thinking about posting some online, but if they do not sale with in the next few weeks they are out of the house. I love that room. This weekend my plan is to declutter the guest room. It has been a junk room since we moved in and I can't wait to transform it into my guest/office/craft room.

Other than that life is good. The Diva's Dad and I already had our major fight to start of the new year so I will know if we are going into round 2 next week. He says he hates it when I call him, but he does not reimburse me on time so I have to call him. It would seem that if he hated talking to me so much he would just pay me and be done with it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bliss Challenge For the Week - Declutter

I am doing the Bliss Challege and need to post what I plan to do.

My main focus is decluttering. It seems that now that we have a bigger space we have more crap. I hate it.

My challege for the week

1. take down Christmas decorations
2. declutter the toy room

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Blog Goals

I started the blog to have a "daily" glimpse at my life. I didn't do as well as I wanted to in 2009, but that is one of my goals for this year. A little tid bit hear and there. So since we are 4 days into the New Year here it goes

Diva and I celebrated New Year's Eve together. I went and got groceries, we picked up movies and saw The colony light show one last time. I did have to have my neighbors tell their guest to move their car since it was blocking my drive way. Who would block someones driveway? That just amazes me you would think nothing of blocking a stranger in or out of their driveway. This was the 4th time in December. I am going to have to talk to them. My neighbor's are really sweet, but that nonsense needs to stop.

Anyhoo, the Diva made it to 11:30 pm and I made it till at little after midnight. It beat my last year's record. I don't think I made it to 10 pm last year. lol To make up for sleeping thru New Tear's The Diva started blowing her noise maker at 8 am. THAT did not go over well and she got banned to the toy room. Yes, it is a harsh punishment to be sent to a room with every toy imaginable. The best part is that it is sound proof.

I did take a minute to reflect on 2009 and although I am not where I want to be in alot of areas of my life. I am doing so much better. I can see the accomplishments I have made in 2 years when I was at my worse. financially, I still NEED and want more, but I am doing so much better. I am still not in love with my job so this year I am going to finally go to Massage Therapy school and see if I can do something I love and make more money or maybe turn it into a full time career. I will keep you posted.

My other goal is to go back to my love of crafts and try to do one craft a month. I am proud of the fact that I finally finished crocheting Diva's blanket. The blanket is a hot mess with all of the colors and different stitches, but she loves it and it keeps you warm.

Well time to log off for now.

Happy 2010 everyone