Tuesday, December 22, 2009

House pics

I can only get 5 pics to a post. Top to bottom: family room in basement, Shay on stairs from deck off 1st floor to patio at basement, back of the house, deck off living room, lake in backyard.

The new house

From top to bottom is Christian's room, kitchen, living room, view from Shay's window, front of house.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Ay-yi-yi! I am overwhelmed by life at the moment. Just when I'd thought things were falling into place nicely, they all fell apart! Luckily I'm a fatalist...I always expect things to go wrong :) Then whenever they do go well, I'm incredibly surprised! LOL!
Our landlord has family members moving into the place we're currently renting on January 1st. We had found a house but it fell through. We've now found a bigger and better house and are waiting to hear back on our application. We have to be out of here in 2 weeks and at the moment we don't know for sure where we'll be going. If we don't know before this Friday, the kids will leave their old school without knowing which new school they'll be attending.
My not working for 2 months combined with my not receiving any child support in 4 months has made for a difficult financial situation. The kids are wonderful and understanding. They know this won't be a typical Christmas and they won't be getting much from us. We still haven't been able to take son's puppy or daughter's kitten to the vet for their shots and to be fixed. To top off the financial woes, my car is making really bad noises. When it rains it pours, eh?
I do have some comic relief. Right now Frisky the kitten is in heat and driving us all batty. My 10 yr old FIXED male cat Moe keeps trying to shut her up by humping her. He was fixed at 6 months and has no clue what he's trying to do, and it is hilarious to watch! Frisky & Moe both look so confused afterwards. Their instincts didn't come with any instruction manuals! LOL!
Keep us all in your Upward thoughts as we try to make this move as easy as possible on the kids. So far it's not going so hot! Which means it HAS to get better!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I should be packing!

I've been busy! Since my last post we have found a house and started packing and cleaning ...plus decorated for C-mas! We're doing our family C-mas on the 21st. Then the kids will go to their dad's on the 23rd and spend the week. I will pack the kids' rooms while they are away. Snow shovel & wide boxes :)
Next week I have to get the kids' school info and medical & dental records gathered up. Our first week in the new town will be hectic as I get the kids into school and find places we can hang out and meet people. Just thinkin' about my massive to~do list is wearin' me out!
It's getting colder and darker every morning. This has encouraged field mice to come in and play with the cats. JoJo and Frisky are like siblings fighting over a toy when they have a mouse. Frisky figured out how to put the mouse in a box and play with it longer. I triple~checked all my boxes before I sealed them LOL! My walls are so bare, shelves are emptied, no moose in sight! The C-mas tree looks great though!
Gotta get motivated and into the shower. Doing lunch with a friend today. Been a while since I had a girls date!