Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Fives - Halloween Favorites

Today is Halloween and I wanted to list my 5 favorite things about the Holiday

1. Free Candy!
2. Cute kids in costumes
3.The holiday season begins
4. Cooler weather in Texas
5. Candy Tax!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Not So Wordless Wednesday

I wish I was a stay at home Mom so I could get kid off to school and crawl back under the covers.
This being a responsible adult sucks!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Tunes

because you know that you are perfect from your bottom to your top

Monday, October 27, 2014

bits of my weekend

The weekend started nice and easy, slept in, did a little cleaning and then headed out with the kid for Halloween Costume, Home Decor and pure nonsense. We had a wonderful Saturday with a stop at Steak and Shake for $4 Meals and Oreo Cookie Ice Cream.

We played hooky from church, made a huge meal and laundry, laundry, laundry

I did manage to grab some terrific baskets for my DVD storage from Garden Ridge. I just need to head back for 1 more

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Fives - Things To Do

I really need to get my butt in gear and knock some things off my today list.

So this weekend I hope to get at least 5 of the 250 things on my list to do...DONE!

1. Put out stuff for bulk pickup
2. Hang my bedroom curtains
3. Find Mask for Halloween party
4. Get last weekend's garage sale stuff out of living room
5. Organize my nightstand.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Random Thoughts

 Actually, Thursday is one of my favorite TV nights  - Big Bang - "moving back",  Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder. Unfortunately it  also seems to be the favorite day for my kid's  middle school to plan events. Math night, Choir Programs, Meet the Teacher and what not. I am not ashamed to admit that some days I want to say nope, can't make it, it's my tv night. I so want to be that parent, but I know these are the years that I must show up. I have to let her know that these  school years are when it begins to get  serious. These years are shaping your future. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

bits of my weekend

Should I or shouldn't I? After hemming and hawing for 2 weeks I finally decided to do a last minute  garage sale to get the stuff I had put aside to sale out of my living room. Just to make sure I followed thru, I invited my sisters and a friend to participate. It wasn't too bad. I made $40, friend made $50 and one of my sisters made $90. She had lots of kid clothes. The nosy neighbor watched us set up and said she had some stuff and I could sell it and didn't have to give her any money. It was all crap. I finally had to tell her to stop bringing stuff out.  She is lucky my parents taught me to be nice to my elders. I ended up putting her boxes on the curb with a sign that said free. Luckily, I blinked my eyes and viola the crap was gone.

Now one would think that money would go into saving for the Disney Cruise we are planning again for 2016, but no went to On The Border, bought the kid a new outfit and a book. lol

It was still good to make some extra spending money and enjoy the morning with one of my sisters and a friend

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I Did it! Disney Cruise 2014 Part 1

My very long over due post. After a year of hoping, praying, and stressing. I was able to pull of the vacation of a lifetime. The Diva and I spent a wonderful week on the Disney Wonder. It was a wonderful experience because she also flew on a plane for the first time. We got lucky, something happened to our plane and we were upgraded to the big boy. I think it was a 747, 3 rows across, tv/videos in the back of the headrest, so very, very comfortable.

We arrived in Miami the night before and went to our very, cheap hotel...never again, but it was close to the port and the staff was nice. Next morning we boarded our shuttle and off to the port. The Disney Wonder.
After about a 20 minute wait we boarded our ship and the 1st thing they did was feed us. You will not go hungry on a cruise.

My kid and her amazing fearless personality. The 2nd day on the cruise, she basically ate breakfast with me and then dumped me. The Disney Cruise of course had so many wonderful things that kids could do that I was slowing her down. We never ate lunch together after the first day. We ate breakfast, she did her thing and then we would meet in the evening for a show and dinner. She became friends with one of the little girls that sat at our table so she had a hang out partner. I was left to find my own adventures, which was not hard on a cruise.

We did an the Dolphin Island Adventure

So much fun. We also got to hold baby sea turtles