Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DAY #3

So as I am on day 3 of unemployment I have got small things done. Past 2 days I have kind of been lazy and not very motivated. Today I have done 5 loads of laundry, ran over and watched my niece for an hour, stopped off at the old job to drop off a file which ended up being an hour long stay, cleaned out under Cade's bed, put a desk in his room and now I am off to fold, sort, get rid of and put away laundry. This is a HUGE project for me since we are basket people, meaning we all get our laundry out of baskets!! Well NO MORE!!! It is going to be a fight and take an effort to get over this habit, it may even be harder then stopping smoking was!! I did find an AWESOME new product that I am LOVING....Purex Complete Crystals. They are fabric softener that goes in at the start of the wash, I have put the link on here go read about them. the scent really is in the clothes!

Happy Washing!!! No really I am trying here!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Forced Evolution=Following My Bliss

I have stolen this term from a friend and really LOVE it since it truly is where I am at in life. I was talking on facebook to an old friend about the end of my job and he said that sucks and sorry, I replied with thanks you and yeah it does suck but i am OK with it since I was ready to move on but I wasn't because the hours were great, my boss was cool about time off for the kids or if the kids had to come with me ect... over all it was a great job that I enjoyed but after 2 years I felt I had done all I could do there and was getting bored. He then said so it is forced evolution! Now I am embracing that!! I am looking onto my own stuff! as I said in my new years post I want to be creative again, I miss it and it was always my outlet. I will be starting up a web site, more will come on that when it is rolling but i will share that it is fun & so very ME!! I am going to volunteer for a charity that I LOVE, hopefully do a bit more at the kids school and get my house in order. I want to get our "Bears Room" done since that is an idea that has been in my head since we moved in!! Pictures will be posted on that project. I hope to get back into scrapbooking, looking forward to a scrap weekend with my Mom & Holly in April. I am Following My Bliss, that is my mantra for this year!! Maybe next week I will work on that pie! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can't say I didn't see it coming...

Well I got the news that come Monday I will no longer have a job. I must say when I got this news I wanted to cry & felt relieved at the same time, for those of you who may not know the store I work at has been struggling for a couple months and it has been a question of when not if we close. I am not looking forward to going into work today knowing that it is going to be sad and I hate sad!! I am an optimist sometimes to a fault, I do not want to look at the bad stuff and try very hard to keep it at bay!! I know that there are times this comes off as being flaky or dumb even but I always know the bad is there I just don't think it is good for my body, soul or mind to dwell on it. I speak to God and tell him my fears and ask for his help with them, then I let them go because what will happen will happen and I know with the strength of my friends & family we can get through it as we have shown to many times we are a strong group of people!! we love stronger then many families and embrace each other for who we are!! I love that about each and every one of you. I hear stories of families who don't talk and think to myself how sad that is!! I could not imagine nor would I want to a world without each of my in laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, mothers, father, brother in laws or my sisters!!! How sad that would be! Back to the subject. I now will have time to work on the list in my last post! that is my silver lining! I have many creative ideas that have been in my head that I now will have the time to get out of there so I can sleep!! I will start to look for a new job in a month and I know I am so lucky that Brian is working and I have the luxury to hold off.

Here is what I find hard about the blog, when do I stop?? I think I could ramble for a long time, maybe that is the answer when I feel I am rambling to just stop!! Like now...:)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Twenty Eleven

We are now 11 days into the New Year and I am working on what I want from it...

1.To run 6 5k races, I was going to do the Chicago Marathon since I am turning 35 this year and I really want to have cooler accomplishments then I saw New Kids On The Block in concert 5 times!! but 26 miles scares the crap out of me, which is also one of the fear i have of happening during those 26 miles, so I in turn am going to do 30 miles just spread apart!!

2. I want my daughter to learn how to put stuff away and that doll clothes DO NOT go in the laundry!! Really with 4 people I am good on the amount of laundry I have to do!!

3. I want my wonderful amazing son to find himself and see just how wonderful and amazing he is!!!

4. I will have a clean house!!! and invite people over at a moments notice without worry!!

5. I will keep on track with getting fit!!

6. I will follow my bliss!! not sure yet what this means but I am working on it and I have almost a full year to get there!!

7. I will embrace turning 35!!

8. I will keep up on this blogging stuff!! I hear it is a great outlet!!

9. I will read non fluff books!! well not only non fluff, can't go cold turkey, it's not as easy as quitting smoking!!

10. I will learn how to make pie crust!! I have always wanted to make a pie and oddly enough I never have, I think when you have a grandmother who's pies are sooo amazing you get intimidated.

11. I will start taking classes!! I am not sure in what and I don't want any kind of degree but I feel like my brain is going to mush!!

I am sure I will do more then is on this list and that is great but now I am going to hold myself to what I have put to print!! As I re read I know that I have alot to be thankful for and no matter what this year brings with my family a & friends I will have enough love and support to work through it all!!!