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Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Okay so the quit smoking thing didn't last long... but I am going to try again soon. The tragic events of the past few weeks have left me a little unnerved and very sad. As the mother of a 3.5 year old I can't imagine losing my little guy to a maniac.... Oklahoma is an open carry state so I am not sure how gun control would have any effect. My concern is now that they are thinking of arming teachers and making school safety a priority. I think they also need to think about preschools and home daycares. DHS monitors these but nowhere can I find any information on security precautions for daycare centers-does anyone else find this troublesome. I know his daycare has ways to deal with incidents but what about "security" anyone can walk through the front door-should I be concerned....I hope that daycare centers and preschools are factored into the discussion. Its Christmas,I am tired of stressing and I plan on enjoying the next few days off. I bought a slad since its supposed to snow-I hope so because I would love to get ouside and sled down the hill with my little guy. I have fond memories of sledding when I was growing up in Williams Lake. Anyways time to shut it down. Merry Christmas to all Let's wish for peace this year.

Friday, November 16, 2012

I quit day 4 no smoking

I haven't posted in a long time-wow, its Nov almost Thanksgiving where has the time gone... I quit smoking 4 days ago after a nasty stomach flu that left me flat on my back for almost 2 days-I don't think I have ever felt that sick in my life. I realized after day 1 that I hadn't had a smoke, I have never gone any significant time without one. Hubby and I have also discussed quitting and I had planned on quitting next week after Thanksgiving. I have to admit it has been tough-I loved my coffee and cigarette in the morning but this morning it really didn't bother me when I poured a cup of coffee-I was surprized myself. No more surprized that my hubby who I think doubts I am serious about quitting-at this point in my life honestly things could not get any more stressful so I really couldn't see standing outside freezing my butt of as a solution to help me overcome my stress...I told my boss I was qutting and my coworkers (both of whom smoke) they understand that I will not be myself for awhile and may be a little bitchy (really I was bitchy when I smoked)So neither stress or mood swings have caused me to smoke. How do I feel today? Not myself in all honesty I feel a little dizzy and I can't tell if I feel hungry or if I feel sick. I feel like crying and I don't know why I am not sad but tears swell up in my eyes every once in awhile. I have a hard time eating because it is usually after I eat that I want a smoke the most.. I have to keep reminding myself to take it one day at a time and pretty soon I won't think of it anymore.I know it is going to get better the worst part is over.. Besides I have an adorable 3.5 year old boy who deserves better. Wish me luck

Monday, July 9, 2012

Boost your Roost Entry-Back Patio

Here’s our entry for BOOST YOUR ROOST Welcome to Oklahoma, this is our 3 bdrm/2 bath foreclosure on 2.5 acres which we purchased 4 years ago. We’ve done a lot so far… This spring we managed to save enough money to redo our roof with blue metal (Let’s not mention the hot water tank flood that ruined our new pergo flooring please) Now here’s our dilemma…we do not have enough $$$ to cover our back patio.
As you can tell by the photos, there is a rock wall all the way around, a very rotten wood patio, and lots of toys for our three year old little boy. We just removed the air conditioning unit and we want to expand the back patio all the way to the side of the house. My wish list is: 1) to have a nice covered outdoor kitchen area where we can sit/BBQ and watch football-closed in what do you think? 2) a new deck- ours is rotting. I’d like a place where our little guy can play with his cars/toys in his bare feet. 3) new eaves with outdoor lighting. 4) no rock walls please- not with a toddler. I’d use the rocks for a fireplace at the end facing north which would block the cold north wind in the winter. 5) remove the trees make a nice place to park-some gravel in the drive? 6) expand my bedroom and move the door-I REALLY need a bigger closet. In sum, We love it here! We love to be outside! (My husband of 14 years really needs a break from the hubby do list) I read a lot of blogs but I don’t Twitter and I don’t Facebook, I do love Pinterest. I would greatly appreciate your votes for our project.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teardrop Fort

Its still a work in progress I should have more pics next weekend.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Blue tin roof

Ever since we moved in we always planned to put a blue metal roof on the house. finally its done.Hubby and his Dad spent four days with winds blowing 20 miles an hr to get this sucker on and they did a great job. Scrapping the old roof off was the hardest part 6 nails per shingle and two layers?? not to mention that last summer was so hot the shingles pretty much melted together.This is the back of the house, we are hoping to be able to afford to cover the back patio soon.I haven't taken a pic of the front yet but from the road it looks fab, you know when people slow down that they notice it and I love it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter Bunny

Oh I love my job we close at noon today. We are hoping to get the yard mowed and looking pretty again for the weekend. I have pinned a bunch of tree fort ideas for the tree fort but we haven't made much progress yet. New roof is ordered and we should be starting on it next weekend-blue metal roof exactly what I wanted. Will post pics soon as blogger does not want to download.