Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whatever Wednesdays...

My friend Kat over at came up with this idea, and so I decided to copy it. :P

I have a friend whose wife just had their first child on the 28th.  J is a great guy, and we've been friends since junior high.  I have not met his wife, because life has gotten in the way, he moved out of state, I moved out of state, and we just kind of lost contact.  Through the wonderful thing which is Facebook, we've gotten back in contact, and we've been able to follow one another's lives.  Their little girl has had a really rough start to her life and she's still in the hospital.  They are doing more tests over the next couple of days, to be sure that all is okay with her.  It's scary, but through the power of prayer, she has made enormous strides in the right direction.

I can't begin to imagine what J and his wife are going through.  I spent a good portion of my pregnancy TERRIFIED that something was going to happen, and I was going to lose the baby.  Once I finally got past the point that she wouldn't survive if she was born, I went into a whole other mode of being terrified that something was going to be wrong or go wrong with her birth.  Everything turned out just fine, and my girl is growing like a weed.  I still have unrealistic fears, as I'm sure most new moms do, but Ava's fine.  I feel SO blessed to have a healthy baby.

I think that having a healthy baby is something that some people take for granted.  Maybe my losses helped keep me realistic about it, I don't know.  It's definitely not something that you can plan for.  It's so scary, and my heart just about jumps out of my throat every single time I see that he's posted an update about their beautiful girl.

If you are they type to pray, would you please send up some prayers for my friend, his wife and their little one?  She's not out of the woods yet, but is making amazing strides in the right direction, and will hopefully be able to go home soon.

Thanks for ready my Whatever Wednesday! I'm sure there'll be another blog later at some point. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Avon and Scentsy....

Hopefully these 2 companies are going to make me some money.  Even if it's not a ton of money, hopefully it will be some.  We'll just have to see what happens.  I will hopefully have my Scentsy kit on Thursday, so I'll be able to really market myself at that point.  I'm going to make some flyers, and since I get business cards in my kit, I'll pass some of those out too.  I like that I'll be able to make some money (hopefully) all while staying home with Ava.  She's growing so fast, and I don't want to miss a minute of it.  And as it stands right now, I won't have to.  We'll see where things stand when Joe and I are ready to get our own place.  Hopefully I'll still be able to stay home, because I'll be making enough from Avon and Scentsy that we'll be alright.

This is going to be short, because I'm pooped, so I'm going to go to bed early.  I haven't been to bed before 10 in I can't tell you how long, and I have 6 minutes to make it there. :P

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's official...I did it!

I signed up to be a Scentsy rep.  After mulling it over for a couple weeks, I finally just did it.  I am also going to try my hand at selling Avon.  We'll see what happens on both fronts.  I'm going to call my sister in laws and see if either of them would be willing to have a party, and we'll go from there.

I know this is super short, but I should have been in bed hours ago, so I'm going to get off here and go to bed.  I'll post more about my new ventures in the next couple of days.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Late night thoughts...........

I am still debating the Scentsy thing.  I really think I want to do it, and I am thinking that I'm going to.  I just have to make the decision to spend the money for the kit.  I know for sure of one person that will order from me, and she knows lots of people, so I'm sure that she could help me get my business off the ground.  So I think I'm just going to take the leap and do it.  I would certainly hope that between me and mom and my sister in laws and the few people I know (like the WW group) that I should be able to drum up some business.

I'm also going to meet with a woman tomorrow about Avon.  I figure, if nothing else, I'll become a rep to get a good discount for myself. :P  But, the same thing, I'll market myself as much as possible, and see where it goes.

I'm going to go to bed, because it's 11:30, and I don't feel very good.  I'm going to be cleaning, Joe's going to be working, and I need to get some sleep in.  Ava has been getting up early, and not sleeping very well.  Although, she did take a good nap this afternoon, and luckily, I got a nap in too.  However, I woke up from said nap feeling like garbage.  Anyways, I will likely write more tomorrow afternoon/evening at some point.  For now, I need to get some sleep before Ava gets up again.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

It's too $%#^@! early......

If anyone says GOOD morning to me, I think they're liable to get smacked.  I haven't found the good in being up this early, ever, so if someone can point it out to me, I would happily change my demeanor to being a morning person.  I thought maybe, having kids would change me to being a morning person.....NOPE.  Not going to happen.  Hell, the sun isn't even up yet, so WHY am I?  Oh, yes, because my beautiful daughter, the one I was just bragging about, decided that it would be good to wake up at 4:40 AM after not going to sleep until almost midnight last night.  Since she didn't fall asleep until almost midnight, it was after that when I finally fell asleep.  So, as you can imagine, I'm not exactly thrilled at the prospect of being awake.  I want my "sleeping 8-9 hours through the night" baby back. :(

I know it's just a stage, hopefully, but dang it, I'm TIRED.  She was up early yesterday too, again after not going to bed until midnight or so, and then she didn't nap well yesterday either.  I don't know what's going on with her, but I am hoping and praying that she will nap this afternoon so that I can lay down and get a bit of a nap in.  8 hours of sleep in the last 3 nights just isn't quite cutting it for this mama.  The coffee isn't even helping this morning. :(  Maybe hopping in the shower will help....I hope anyway.  I have to be awake for at least the next 5-6 hours, and then MAYBE I'll be able to get a nap in......but that's only if Ava naps, which she hasn't been doing very well here lately.

Well, this isn't getting my shower taken, and I'm not going to feel better until that's done, so I suppose I should head off here and get it taken.  Or maybe I'll just curl up on the couch, set the alarm on my phone and get some sleep.  I think that sounds like a better idea!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another new adventure brewing in my pea brain....

So, Mom and I were talking today, and there was discussion about possibly selling Avon together.  I've been looking to try and do something from home, to make a little money, so that I don't have to put Ava in daycare, and I can still feel like I'm contributing something to our finances, rather than just being the one to spend the money. :P  I think that selling Avon would be something that I could do fairly easily, and I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head for drumming up business.  I think that it would be something that would be fairly easy for me to do, especially since I have a lot of friends that would potentially order.  Mom knows gals at work, and I could solicit around town plenty, and even to the gals at Weight Watchers.

Speaking of Weight Watchers, I FINALLY hit my first goal!  I've lost a total of 14 pounds so far, and I'm SO proud of myself.  I still have a LONG way to go, but I'm on the right path, and I'm really, really happy with the results so far.  I think if I kick up my exercising (since right now I'm doing NONE) that it will really help.  But, trying to find the time to exercise when it's so bloody hot, and with a 5 month old that doesn't want to nap, is a bit tough.  But, I'll get there eventually.  Once it cools down some, I take take Ava with me in the stroller for a walk.

It's been nice having a break from school this week.  Although, I'm really NOT looking forward to these next classes.  Math has never been one of my strong suits, and so I'm really not looking forward to this math class that I have to take. :(  But, it's the only one, and it's only 8 weeks long, so I can make it, right?? I certainly hope so!

Those of you that are on Facebook have already seen this pic, but this is one of the newer pics of Ms. Ava.....She is SUCH a ham....and she's a VERY happy baby, and I am SO blessed to be her mommy!  I can't imagine my life without her now that she's here.  She's growing way too fast for my liking, and before I know it she's going to be walking and talking and dating and getting

I suppose this is all for now....I need to get dinner started, and I'm watching my nephew until my brother and sister in law get here to pick him up.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holy cow.....'s late, and I should totally be in bed.  Everyone is asleep but me.  I can't seem to relax enough. *sigh*  I am thinking more and more about becoming a Scentsy rep, and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to, but I just haven't quite made the decision.  I posted a thing on Facebook to see what kind of feedback I get from my friends, and so far, not much.  But, we'll see what happens.

I get a break this week from school, which is kind of nice.  Classes start up again on Monday, and I'm not really looking forward to this next module.  I have to take an algebra class.  YUCK.  I never really liked algebra much, and I looked through the book a bit when I got it, and EW.  Hopefully I will still have hair when the class is over, but that will remain to be seen.

I suppose this is it for tonight.  Not much to say at this point.  Good night friends.

Stay safe and be blessed, until we meet again.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Late night irritations.....

Have you ever found yourself just irritated for no real apparent reason?  Yeah, that's me tonight.  My mom goes back to work tomorrow, so she asked that I not stay up late on the computer, because the light keeps her up.  No big deal, right?  Well, it irritated me.  Joe went to bed early, like around 9, because he has to be up at 5 am for work.  Yep, you guessed it.  Pissed me off.  I hadn't gotten my shower yet, the baby was fussy, she was almost asleep as a matter of fact, and he got ice out of the damn fridge, right by her head.  If I would have had a brick, I would have thrown it at him.  But, it's gotta just be the mood that I'm in.

I suppose I'll write more later....I have to try and get Ava to sleep so that I can go to bed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New day and a new perspective.

It's amazing what a little bit of sleep can do.  I don't feel completely better than I did last night, but I've come quite a ways.

I have a better outlook on things, and I am really going to strive to be happy, as I should be.  I have a wonderful husband, who is working to take care of our family.  I have fantastic parents that are allowing us to live here rent free so that we can get on our feet and get established here.  I have friends that love and support me, even though I hardly get to talk to any of them.  And most importantly, I have a beautiful daughter that, if nothing else, completes my life.  Things in my life are finally starting to fall into place, and I am really hoping that I will be able to come out of this on top of the world.

I still desperately need to find a job, because I really am going stir crazy being in this house ALL the time.  And we need to get our own vehicle, and soon, so it would really be easier if I was working too.  We'd be able to save money faster for sure.

So, Ava gave me the biggest scare of her life so far.  Mom rocked her to sleep around 9-ish, and laid her down.  About 10-ish, I heard her, so I went in and sure enough, she was awake (of course, because I was going to go to bed  I checked her and she needed changed, so I changed her, and noticed that she had spit up a little.  So, I turned to grab a burp cloth, and by the time I turned back around, she had projectile vomited, and her mouth was full of it too.  I hollared for Joe, turned her on her side so that she wouldn't choke, and went into freak out mode.  She was pale as could be, and so I made Joe go get my mom.  I stripped her and had to give her a bath, because she had vomit in her hair and her ear.  She seems fine now, and we checked her temp, and she wasn't running a fever.  My best guess is that she got too warm, and didn't burp after the last bit of milk she drank before she fell asleep.  After her bath, I snuggled her and after about 90 minutes of her fighting it, I got her back to sleep.  She's been down for about 90 minutes at this point, and I've checked on her 3 times.  I have a feeling that sleep isn't going to come easy for me tonight.

But, since I've updated ya'll on my boring day, I do suppose I should go crawl in bed next to my sleeping hubby and at least try to get some sleep.  I didn't sleep worth didly last night, so I hope it goes better tonight.  Although with Ava's vomit episode, I kind of doubt it will, because I know ever little sound is going to wake me up all night long.  So, I say good night for now.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's that time again....

For another boring post from me about my seemingly boring life.  I am having a heck of a time the last couple days.  I'm feeling stressed and defeated in my own head, and it's really getting the best of me.  My life has done a complete 180 here lately.  I don't talk to my friends anymore.  And it's not for lack of wanting to.

Tomorrow is going to bring cleaning, and going through the closet, and working on some homework, and maybe getting a walk in before Weight Watchers, since I know that I completely blew this week, and probably gained a crap load of weight.  And the worst part is, I frankly don't care.  I am feeling so undeserving and unworthy and just completely NOT myself.  I'm not sure what's going on with me the last couple of days.

I need to find my center.  I need to rediscover myself.  I need to make some friends here locally.  I need to feel like I am contributing something worth while.  And I don't.  I am in this funk, and I can't seem to find my way out of it.

Maybe I should just give up and go to bed.  That would probably be the smart thing to do so that I don't manage to screw anything else up today.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Well, this day can go somewhere else...........

So today is turning out to be completely craptastic.  First of all, the puppy that I found yesterday has been claimed by his owner. :(  I'm not gonna makes me sad.  They aren't taking good care of him, but what can you do?  I couldn't tell her no, you suck as a fur mommy, you can't have him much as I wish I could.  He was so skinny...and his nails needed clipped something fierce. *sigh*

Then to pour salt in the wound, I got an email from the company that I interviewed with a while back, and I didn't get the job.  They made an offer to someone else on Friday.  It really pisses me off.  Oh well, I guess.  Just means that it wasn't the job for me.  But I NEED a job.  Period.  I think I'm going to just go cry now.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A quiet evening........

For the most part.  Mom, Dad, Joe and Ava are all in bed, and I'm sitting at the computer, when I should be sleeping, seeing as I have to get up to take Joe to work in the morning.  Dad is off tomorrow, and I don't want to be left without a vehicle when they leave to go to San Antonio.  So, I am going to take him to work, and then I'll have to go pick him up.  Which will likely be a pain in the butt, since I'll have Ava with me too.  But, oh well.  We can run into Wal-Mart when he gets off work and try to get his necklace that we bought that got left on the counter and stolen by another customer.  So the manager agreed to replace it, since it got stolen and we paid for it, but they didn't have the one he wanted, so she gave him a gift card.  He has checked back I think, and they still didn't have the one he wants.

I am looking forward to having a weekend in the house to ourselves.  We haven't really had any "alone" time since we got here.  I mean Joe and I have gotten to go out without the baby, or even taking her with us, a couple times, but when we get home, Mom and Dad are here.  Not that I don't appreciate everything that they are doing for us, because I do, but sometimes it would be nice to just come home and have it be me, Joe and Ava again.  I miss that.  So, we'll get a little taste of it while Mom and Dad are in San Antonio.

I still haven't heard anything from the place I interviewed with 2 weeks ago.  I emailed her last week, and she said that she was going to schedule 2nd interviews starting Wednesday of this week.  I emailed her again, saying that I was having issues with my phone, so....we'll see what happens.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  I NEED this job.  It would be the perfect opportunity, so all I can do is keep hoping and praying that it is the right fit, and that I will get it.

I suppose this is it for now.....I really should get to bed, seeing as I have to be up in like 5 hours.  I'm going to be so cranky tomorrow..........ah least I realize that I'm going to be cranky....maybe that'll help ward some of it

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How I Met Your Mother..

I never, ever watched this show until I moved to TX and couldn't find anything else on TV at 11pm.  It's pretty good.  You know what else is good?  A glass of chocolate milk to help you go to sleep.  I know, it sounds insane, because of the caffeine in chocolate, but in reality, it least for me.  I drank a glass here a few minutes ago, so hopefully in the next couple minutes, I'll be ready to go lay down.  I'm actually ready now, but wanted to get a few more thoughts out first.

I'm still debating about the Scentsy thing.  My sis in law from San Antonio thinks it's a great idea, and she has friends/co-workers that are likely to order.  She also said that she would help spread the word around for me.  And I can do the same for her, since she's selling Avon.  Which their makeup is pretty fantastic.  I've ordered several things, which has been nice, since all my makeup was hella old and nasty.

I should hopefully have another interview at the place I interviewed at last week.  The gal that interviewed me said she would be presenting candidates to the supervisor tomorrow and hopefully scheduling more interviews starting tomorrow afternoon, so we'll see what happens.  Keep thinking good thoughts for me.  I would really like to get this job, I think it would be wonderful for us.  It would get me the adult interaction that I am craving these days.  While I'm not thrilled at the prospect of putting Ava in daycare, I know that at some point I'm going to have to.  I've been lucky enough to be home with her this long, and daycare I know will be good for her, but I'm still not thrilled with it. :(

I suppose I should probably get to bed.  It's late, and Ava will likely be up early tomorrow.  Although she didn't fall asleep tonight until like 10:30, so maybe she'll sleep in a bit.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bad mood, lemon bars, and Grey's Anatomy

And once again, it's after midnight, and I should be in bed.  I have to be up early tomorrow to get Ava up and ready for her 4 month check up, and I have to find her medical records, and make sure that I give her Tylenol before we leave, and yet here I sit, watching some old episodes of Grey's Anatomy and eating lemon bars.  Yes, the are Weight Watcher friendly, and they taste AMAZING.

I have been in just a completely SHITTY mood all day.  I can't seem to shake it, and I don't know why.  I'm just really freaking irritated.  I really should probably just go to bed and try to sleep it off, because I don't think it's going to get any better by staying up.  And honestly staying up will likely make it worse since staying up will make me more tired than I'm already going to be tomorrow.

Well, I guess that decided it.  I'm going to go to bed, and try to get some sleep.  We'll see how well that works tomorrow morning when I get up.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gee imagine that..............

Another late night for me.  Holy crap, am I retarded, or what?  You would think by now that I would have learned that I need to go to bed when Ava does.  But NO, here I sit, at 12:24 in the morning, wide awake, with no real intention of going to bed anytime soon, sitting at the computer typing away and hoping that the light from the screen won't wake up my mom, since nothing else in the house is on.  I shut off the TV, simply because I was sick to death of listening to it.  So now, I listen to the clock tick, and the sound of my fingers on the keys.  I am feeling very reflective tonight, and I'm not quite sure why.  I don't really have anything to reflect on, so....maybe that's not quite the word that I should use.

I hung out in Houston today with my sister in law and nephews while my brother was at school, and it was a pretty fantastic day.  She and I haven't gotten to do a whole lot of hanging out since we moved down here, mainly because we just haven't been able to find the time with 3 kids to try and coordinate around.  My brother is in culinary school, and so he usually has their truck at school, leaving my sis in law without a vehicle for most of the day.  Since Joe and I don't have a car yet, I don't like leaving Mom without one, so it's kind of tough for me to go out there.  One of these days, I'm going to just have Mom take me and Ava out there for the day, and then when my brother gets home from school, he can just bring me back to Mom's.  Unless I start working soon, which I hope that I'm able to.

I still haven't heard anything from the place that I had the interview at last week.  I sent the woman that interviewed me an email tonight, asking about it, so I'm hoping that maybe I will hear something from her tomorrow, and that it will be good news, like that they would like me to start Monday morning. :P  I know that's probably not realistic, but a girl can dream, right?  We'll just have to see what happens.  I think I would do really well with this job, and I'm sure I would REALLY enjoy having some adult conversation.  Not that my parents aren't adults, but, they are my parents. :P  I would like to make some friends down here, and maybe be able to hang out with someone other than my mom and dad.  

I am still tossing around the idea of selling Scentsy.  I am just so afraid that I would make the plunge and fail miserably.  My brother and sister in law from San Antonio are coming this weekend, so I think I will talk to her and find out if she has friends/people that she knows that would be interested to see if maybe I would have some leads to start out with before I make my final decision.  I've also been tossing around the idea of becoming a Creative Memories consultant again, but the same thing...I'm fearful that I will take the plunge and spend the money and then fail.  I definitely don't want to do that, especially with Joe being the only one working.  We have a baby to worry about now, and I don't want to deprive her of ANYTHING, so that factors into my decision A LOT.  I sucked at Tupperware, so I'm afraid that I will suck at these too. :(  Gotta love not having any faith in yourself.

Ava's growing like a weed, and much too quickly for my liking.  We're having family pictures taken this weekend, since we've added 2 more family members since they were taken last.  My youngest nephew was brewing in my sister in law's belly, and we hadn't been blessed with Ava yet.  She has changed SO much, it's just absolutely crazy.  My sister in law has a picture of Ava on her phone from right after we moved down here, and she looks SO's just unbelievable.  My baby is growing and changing.  She smiles ALL the time, and is trying SO hard to laugh.  She's rolling from front to back and back to front, and I swear she's trying to figure out how to crawl.  She moves herself around in her crib, and when I get her up in the morning, it's fun trying to figure out how she ended up like she does.  I am SO blessed...she's SUCH a good baby, and I thank God every single day that He has allowed me to be her mommy.  He has given me so many blessings in my life, and I definitely don't thank Him enough.

Work for Joe is going really well.  He likes his job, and come September, I think, he'll be made company, and will get a pay raise.  Well, I just looked it up, and it will actually be more like December before he'll be able to go company.  Ah, well, it's a good job, and decent pay for right now.

Well, I suppose that I should probably get to bed.  I know that I'm going to be miserable tomorrow if I don't. I'm probably going to be hella tired anyways, since it's already almost 1:30.  I don't know why I do this to myself.  *sigh* Ah well.

Good night my friends.  Be blessed, until we meet again.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Headaches, Diet Pepsi, and Chopped.

That's on the menu for tonight.  I'm drinking Diet Pepsi (YUCK) because there is no other soda in the house, and it has caffeine in it, so I'm hoping that MAYBE it will help get rid of this damn headache.  So far (3/4 of the can in) it isn't helping.  What WOULD probably help is me shutting off this silly computer and going to bed.  But that would be the easy answer. :P

Ava didn't want to go to sleep tonight for some mom got her down before 10, and she went to bed, then about 10 minutes later, I heard Ava, and went to check on her, and sure enough, she was wide awake.  I brought her back out into the living room, and rocked her some more, and after fussing (half assed anyways) for about a half hour, she finally zonked out, and has been down for almost an hour.  Hopefully this means that she will sleep in some in the morning, so that I can too.  We'll see what happens. ;)

I'm watching Chopped on the Food Network, mainly because there is NOTHING else on, at least not anything that interests me, but I really should be going to bed.  My mom is keeping my youngest nephew tomorrow for my brother and sister in law, so I'm going to have to be up somewhat early.  I need to call and see about getting a haircut tomorrow too.  We're having family pictures taken this weekend.  My brother and sister in law from San Antonio are coming over, and so it's going to be a 11 person affair. :P  Well, 10 1/2, because Ava's not a running around, talking, screaming because they are bored person yet. :)  Give her another year or  It'll be nice, because Joe, Ava and I will have our first professional family picture taken, and I'm really excited about that.  Hence the need for the haircut.  It's really unruly these days, and so I want the stylist to cut it and show me how to style it so that it looks nice for the pictures.  A lot of people haven't seen my haircut, because I've not posted a picture of it, but after Ava was born....she was probably 7 weeks or so, I cut it all off.  Well, not all of it, but it's above my shoulders.  It barely hits my collar, and it just doesn't do much of anything.  So, we'll see what Mom's stylist can do for me.

Well, it's almost midnight, and I really should get to bed.  I know that I'll have to be up by about 8 or so, since my nephew will be coming around 8:30.  I love getting to spend time with him, so it should prove to be a fun day.  I have to pick Joe up from work, and we have to run to Walmart, and then I have Weight Watchers tomorrow night, and Joe and I may go to chinese for dinner afterwards.  We'll have to see what Mom and Dad want to do, and if they want to go with us.  Although mexican sounds awful good too......we'll just have to see.

Stay safe, and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.