Sunday, May 27, 2007

So busy!

Hi everyone!



Long time no entry. I hope everyone is doing good. I have been SO busy. We are moving in 5 days. We originally planned to move July 1st, but someone came to look at our house and wanted to move in on June 15th. So we agreed to be out of here by the 1st of June. With nowhere to go!! I found short term corporate housing about 20 minutes from here. We will be staying there for about a month, two tops while getting a new house. 

We found the house we are going to probably be moving into. I will know for sure by probably Thursday. It is about an hour from where we have been living, but it is beautiful. My sister and brother live within 15 minutes of the new house. It is not in the mix of the cities, downtown, tons of rush hour, ect. So it will be a nice change!

Here are a couple pics of it.....


(Deleted pics we decided not to move there ;)



Actually staying in the 3 bedroom apartment for a short time will be kind of nice. It is set up almost resort style. They have all kinds of fun things to do there. And going from the last couple months here of moving, my grandma passing, teenagers in our life having hard times, ect it will be a nice change to slow down and not have to worry about so much for a bit!

One June 9th-16th we are going to a cabin up North with my mom. We get a pontoon free to use for two days so that will be cool. We will swim, fish, and just relax.

We ran a garage sale for two weeks last week and what didn't sell is already gone. Hubbys mom came over with a trailer and took it all. She is planning on having a huge garage sale most of the summer so she will try to sell most of it there.

I have been selling furniture on craigslist like crazy, and so quickly! Seems whenever I post something someone is here by the next day to pick it up. Probably because it was all priced to sell. We sold a couch, a whole solid oak bedroom set, a stove, a salt water fish setup, 2 dining room tables, some landscape edging, and some other stuff.

I have also given away another couch to my cousin, 2 bookshelves and a entertainment center that were also solid oak to my brother (actually we traded lol), my bedroom set went to hubbys mom.

My plan was to get rid of anything that I have wanted to replace there is no sense in moving it with us. It will motivate me to replace it without it. All of our house except the bare minimum is going into storage. I have a 3600 square foot house that we are moving and I was stressing about all of it fitting into a storage locker.

When I went and rented the unit I lucked out we had a 10x20 reserved, but they had a cancelation at the last minute and we got a 10x30 (WHEW!). I think it will all fit in there just fine. We have to pick up our moving truck at 7AM!! At 10 Friday morning we have 3 movers we also found on craigslist coming here to help us lift everything and carry it.

The uhaul has to be returned by 5 PM, so it is going to be a very busy day!! I am kind of sad to be leaving here, yet excited. It is going to be a good change. There is just so much to do right now that I can barely see straight some days.

I have really been missing my grandma today. Any other time like this in my life I would have called her and she would have told me no worries it will all work out, then prayed with me and told me she loved me! I miss her so much!

We have our 18 year back here at home with us and she is 8 months pregnant. I wrote an entry almost a year ago about her moving out into her own place. She did and failed miserably. They got evicted, lost everything that we had furnished the house with, lost the car, hmm what else? I do not think I need to say more. Now she is back here trying to start over.

These teenagers think they know everything and can handle everything and her and my sister are both learning the hard way that life is not as easy as they thought!

Well that is it for now. I will probably not update again until we are settled somewhere.

Love you and hugs,


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day friends!! I hope everyone is having a great day! There is SO much going on right now that I just have not had much time to do anything. We are moving in 6 weeks and have been running a garage sale that started this last week. We are running it one more week and then donating the stuff that dosn't sell.

I am getting rid of so much stuff! I have wanted to get some new things like a new dining room set, and living room set so I forwarned my kids that until we move the house is slowly going to be disappearing lol. I figure why move it with us when I plan on replacing it anyways?

My house from the outside looking in looks beautiful but I have recently started realizing that there is a very good chance there is mold in this house that has been making my family and friends sick! My sister in law cannot stay the night at my house without getting sick and when she leaves and gets fresh air she is better.

When my basement flooded last year I had a company come here that told me there was a high level of moisture here. Then my kitchen flooded a month ago right after a brand new floor was laid down and I started putting two and two together and came to the conclusion it is probably the house.

So we decided to move. But it is ALOT of work! We are looking for a close to brand new home that way we will not have to worry about the issues that come living in a older home.

I have been SO sick for the last couple months. They switched my antibiotics 3 times because I was not getting better I have had two types of Strep, and a terrible kidney infection. I think they are finally getting better.

My 10 year old Rayanna was such a sweetheart, she saved up her allowances and on Friday (because she is at her dad's for the weekend) she took out for Mother's Day. We were running our sale and was told I had to be ready to go at 4:45. So at 4 I got in the shower and promptly at 4:45 a cab showed up (because she didn't want me to have to drive lol!) that she had even called and made sure she had enough money to pay for the cab herself.

It felt funny taking a cab when we have 3 cars in our driveway but I just went with the flow ;) So off on our date we went. She took me to Ruby Tuesday's and told me to order whatever I wanted! I got the yummiest shrimp and fish meal.

While waiting for our food she gave me a gift bag with a bunch of presents in it. One was a really cute bookmark she had made with her beads. Another was a pretty bracelet she made for me. Then I took out this Aveda foot massage creme, and hand creme, and a candle and a couple other things. To be told by her when we got home she planned to rub my hands and feet ;) By candle and music so I could relax (can we say awwwwww lol).

After our wonderful dinner that she paid for and left the tip she told me we were walking somewhere else. We ended up at Barnes and Noble and she bought me two books of my choice to be able to read and relax. From there she planned to take me to Coldstone for ice cream but we were both stuffed so we went to Target and I convinced her to spend her last money on herself and told her we would call for hubby to come pick us up so she didn't have to pay for another cab ride.

Just the idea of everything she planned all by herself at 10 years old was enough to melt my heart, let alone actually doing it and doing it all simply to spoil me and take care of me (she said I thought you would really like to have your dinner paid for since you always pay for all of us, she also said that I never get a break and am always making sure her and her brother's and sister were always taken care of and had everything they wanted and needed that she wanted to give something back to me). That little girl has a heart of gold!!

I told her I am honored to be her mother ;)

Well I am off to go bring my mom and mother in law flowers and run to Target for a few things I need.

I hope you are all having a beautiful day!

Love and hugs,