April 21, 2011

day to day

Our day to day has been going super slow and it's driving me nuts! When Darkside is working alot then it always seems as if we have plenty of money to do repairs but no time. So each thing we need to do takes a week or longer -- blah!

But the alternative is to be broke with plenty of time to do chores and we don't want that! I kinda like the ability to pay all our bills and buy the things we want.

------------ OMG! -----------------

I just realized I hadn't told here that we moved again! JEEZ! How could I forget?!

When we got our taxes this year we moved again. Hopefully (fingers crossed!) this will be the last time. We stayed in the same town but just moved on the other side. The house is crap but was cheap and we were able to work out a payment plan so I can pay it off in 2-3 years. Plus the best parts are: it's got a huge yard, enough bedrooms, and I can have chickens & rabbits!

Should I even divulge the bad parts? hmmmmm............. yea gotta I guess LOL

Going into it we knew that the neighborhood isn't the best. Not quite ghetto but close. Plus we could tell that there was a groundhog who had taken up residence under the porch. Anyone who looked could tell that there a few trees that needed trimmed/taken out along with the yard needing cleaned. Also the plumbing was a known problem, but not a big worry.

Things we didn't know that we have figured out so far:

  • floors joists are weak
  • foundation is crap
  • NO storm windows or screens
  • bathroom, kitchen, and dining room too small
  • phone lines no good
  • furnace not vented enough
  • roof leaks
  • termites
  • wasps
  • basement leaks
  • 3 truck loads of trash in chicken coop
  • broken glass all through the yard
Oh yeah and the fact that we live RIGHT next to a park -- a park that I thought was a quiet rarely visited park -- NOT! The neighbor kids go there everyday and if it hits 75 outside then there are all kinds of people who go there. It shocked me! Especially since the park has CRAPPY parking. But believe it or not we've not had problems with people trying to park in our driveway -- and I'm grateful for that =)

But you know what? I'm determined to make it work. No place is perfect and every house needs some work especially for the price we paid! So we've already tackled about half of this list and we'll get the rest fixed in time. all it takes is time............

I am NOT a patient person tho..................
wish me luck!


April 17, 2011

Wrapped in HOPE 2011


I participated in this last year and made a quilt for a little boy in September (blogged here).

This year I had the kids help me pick and we decided on 5 kids. I've got two done so far and already sent out.

Now on to the next two that are going out in the next month. I have some great ideas for them too =) And the last one is in November so I'll have plenty of time to do it.

I've had so much fun doing this. I've pushed myself to try new things and methods. And I'm so happy to be able to help out other kids who have to go through some of the same things I've went through. Having a parent in prison (at any age) is difficult on a kid. It's real difficult to wrap your brain around. But having a token of love to wrap yourself in -- that was made for you & from your parent -- that's something that makes a real impact on these kids. I'm so happy I've been a part of this =)


April 11, 2011

my "new" nephew

I got to talk to my "new" nephew for the first time today! It was only for about 2 minutes and I'm pretty sure I scared the crap out of him but it was so good to talk to him finally.

I'm also pretty sure I said all the wrong things but really where's the handbook on this? How is a person supposed to know what to say or not -- how to act or not?

I say "new" because to me he's been my nephew since birth -- but his parents kept throwing the whole DNA test threat around but until recently never actually did it. My nephew is turning 11 in a couple weeks!

I just hope that in spite of recent events that someday I will get to finally meet him because I've never seen him except in pictures. He looks so much like my brother did at that age -- I just wanna hug him and never let go!

sometimes life just sucks with the way things are........


April 10, 2011

a new day..............

I normally don't post when I've been out but you know what I felt the urge tonight =)

Things have been messed up here beyond explanation but you know what -- I think things are on track again.

When someones's (and by that I mean me) friends do them dirty they need time to re-adjust. Well I think I've had my time. I know I've said that before but I really feel like it's ok now.

I think that it's great that I can go out and see so many people that WONT do me dirty -- week after week -- and then come home with my loving husband to start yet another week.

Yea I'm happy!

I'm sure that those people who tried to ruin my life are happy that it took me this long to go back to normal but you know what? I can't help it that they are crazy like that. It didn't work and I'm sorry that you live such a sorry life that your only happiness can come from making other people sad. Maybe it'll work on the next sorry bitch but not me =)


hopefully more posts to come =)