Friday, October 21, 2011
We stopped here this morning and as you can see from the picture I took sitting in my truck, there was a line at the drive-thru. The donuts were good and JT said tell you every bite of the eclair had cream in it. My pig in the blanket was out of this world. The prices are a little more but considering I have to drive 10 miles to get donuts, it's well worth the few more cents.
To top it off, Rice Donuts is owned by folks who live in Rice, TX and who have children who go to school in Rice....... GO Rice.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
At Constructive Playthings there is a wide variety of preschool supplies to chose from. If you are looking for interactive preschool supplies for your little friends, Constructive Playthings is the place to go. There are interactive preschool supplies for movement and music, fitness, playground items and even riding items. At my school the kids loved going out on the blacktop with the tricycles. If you school does not have tricycles or riding equipment, be sure to check out Constructive Playthings under Active Play.
Of course there are art supplies, a major essential, blocks, manipulation toys and activities and even categories such as science and social studies. Constructive Playthings has all your preschool supplies plus many you may not even think of.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
There are men's t shirts to fit every man's taste. If your man is more into the v-neck shirts, Aeropostle has them in so many colors your guy is sure to be happy. Now that it is becoming colder, Aeropostle also has men's long sleeve t-shirts. The long sleeve henley t-shirts are great for a more stylish look. Long sleeve polos, stripped and mock henley long sleeve t-shirts are also great and come in many colors.
The graphics very from the New York graphic, the 54 graphic and the Aero graphic. It's easy to see that Aeropostle has great men's t shirts.
Monday, October 17, 2011
1. I have never owned a home.
2. I have never owned a horse
3. I have never taken a photography class
4. I have never told my mother how I really feel about things
5. I have never lived on a ranch
6. I have never had or been in a monster truck
7. I have never held an office
8. I have never written a book
9. I have never felt fully complete with my life
10. I have never hosted a holiday at my own house
11. I have never made a homecoming mum
12. I have never never really learned to sew even though I got a sewing machine for Christmas last year
13. I have never really enjoyed going to church even though I love Jesus with all my heart
14. I have never eaten pecan crusted chicken even though I want to really badly
15. I have never eaten Indian food
16. I have never gone to college on campus, not until January 2012
17. I have never been more proud of my awesome children
18. I have never been more excited than when the fire radio goes off
19. I have never given up on the idea of graduating from college
20. I have never learned to attach to the 16 foot flatbed trailer
21. I have never gotten over feeling abandoned when I was a kid
22. I have never stopped missing my Papaw
23. I have never forgiven my stepmother for the mean things she said to me when I was growing up
24. I have never stopped loving my sister Nicole even if I can't stand her behavior
25. I have never been to somewhere tropical
26. I have never driven a boat even though we own one
27. I have never been to Ireland or Scotland even though my family is there
28. I have never had my photo professionally taken as an adult
29. I have never had a family picture made with my children
30. I have never forgotten how much I love small towns and the history that is attached to them
31. I have never loved the way I love my husband and children
32. I have never gotten back to the real me all the way
33. I have never seen 99% of the United States
Saturday, October 15, 2011
So what have I done for my birthday? Up at 6am on Saturday to make whoopie pies for Bryan's 4H fundraiser, made birthday cake for the birthday bash later today, got frustrated with my oldest son aggrevating the hell out of me, turned the computer off on my other son so he would get in the shower, fixed Jill's hair, changed clothes 9000 times, am currently wearing my daughter's shoes and socks to show her what it feels like when she wears mine without asking me first and now I am waiting on JT to get here so I can do my hair and make up and we can go.
The light at the end of the tunnel is going to my god parents where I am getting a birthday party with my son (oct 13) and my nephew (oct 14). I am also going to be sneaking my bottle to my party.......I'll provide you guys with the pics and details later....but today, I am feeling every bit of a mom of 5, a wife to someone who works nights and a 33 year old woman but I like it that way
Until Next Time
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Since moving to a small town I haven't made many friends. I am not a "girl" friend kind of person anyways and since I'm married, hanging out with guys doesn't make me appear in the best light, lol. That being said, I will be using my blog to weigh some pros and cons....If you want to add some comments, feel free.
Right now I work in the school cafeteria. It doesn't sound glamorous because it's not BUT I like my job, I enjoy my co-workers (even if they do get on my nerves sometimes), I love the kids at my school (I have babies ages 4-6), my job is steady, my paycheck is what it is (try just over minimum wage minus taxes and child support) and I have an awesome schedule BUT it is not what I want to do with the rest of my life.
In November I go register for classes and for the first semester I am going at night, after work, but the problem comes in after summer break...do I return to work or do I not?
My thought process for staying at work:
I will have a paycheck (granted it's basically nothing)
Other than that, I am having a hard time with it because working means school at night which means no time for kids and staying up late to study and work on papers all while having to get up early in the morning and head to work.
My thought process for not working and just going to school:
I will not have a paycheck but the "leftover" money might just be the same amount I would be making IF I stayed at work
I would be at school while the kids were at school and I would have the evening for them and for homework
The bad thing is I don't have a paycheck coming in.
As you can see I am leaning more toward not working but I am waiting until the first semester to get an estimate of how much the "leftover" money is before I can make a decision....why is it when you try to do the right thing the decisions are always harder?
Until next time
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It doesn't matter if you are looking for a frilly bedspread or something more modern looking, Brylane Home has a great selection and amazing prices. JT and I decorated our room a few months ago and now it is time to start on the boy room. The boy room encompasses two sets of bunkbeds and houses four boys ages seven to fifteen, each with their own taste.
Brylane Home provided us with the solution to the boy dilemma.The Delia Bedspread Set is the answer for our family. Coming in five different colors, each boy get the chance to chose which bedspread they would like for their bed while Mom gets the beauty of them all being the same style and totally affordable.
bedspreads, you can also order the shams to make it a complete set. Go head over and take a look for yourself.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Until Next time.
In not very long from now I will be headed up to my college and taking my entrance exam. Of course I am super excited but I can't help the feeling of wanting to throw up a little. I haven't taken a test in I don't know how long. I'm not scared about the reading or the writing passages but I am terrified of the math section. If I don't pass it I will have to take remedial college math and retake the test after I complete the class. It sounds like no big deal right, wrong!
Looking at the classes I need to take is giving me anxiety. Am I going to be able to do this? What am I taking away from my family? Am I being selfish? All questions I am dealing with right now and the other big one is school during the day or school at night.......right now though I just need to focus on the test.
Let yall know how I did later.
Until next time.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Since Direct TV has become such an essential part of our lives, I'll be calling the folks at Expert Satellite to come hook up at our house. Now you might be thinking that satellite is expensive but in fact there are packages starting as low as $29 for your viewing pleasures. It's quick, simple and easy. Simply contact the folks at Expert Satellite, schedule a time for the instillation tech to come out and Presto!
Besides, could you really go without watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jersey Shore or Texas Women?
Friday, October 7, 2011
School Supplies For Less makes their website very simple to navigate. For school, my favorite section would be Arts & Crafts along with Early Childhood being that the school I work at is an Early Childhood Center. They have amazing links for teachers and even a close out section for those of us on a very strict budget.
For those who home school, there is an entire section devoted to Biblical principals, as well as general educational books broken down by subject.
I especially like the idea of being able to buy my children their supplies, and for a discount price, while also grabbing celebration certificates, furniture and office supplies. Make sure you stop by School Supplies For Less and take a look for yourself.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Being that we have a large family I am always looking for a way to save money and I found that with Straight Talk. With no contact and nationwide coverage, Straight Talk is a great solution. I bet you can think of all the things you can do with the money you will save. With Christmas right around the corner, this is a great option for those of us with teenagers.
The price is great at $45 a month and gives even the heaviest cell phone user options that work for them: Unlimited text messaging (an option I definatly need), web access, picture messaging and unlimited phone calls so you can Call a friend
There are amazing phone selections too. If you are looking for a refurbished phone, $10, yes I said $10. There are phones that meet the needs of every customer. If you are looking for mobile web access, mp3 players, instant messaging and BlueTooth capabilities. Looking for the latest in phones from Smart Talk? You can even get an Android on Straight Talk
Straight Talk provides you with a great deal, the whole Hook, line and sinker.
See what customers have to say for yourself.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
JT is taking his little Honda which we decided (meaning the kids and I) that we were going to cover his car in spider webs that glow under black lights, have his trunk open and a huge spider coming out of his trunk. Spider is currently drying out in the back of the house as we speak. We are going to also have my Tahoe there so we are going to do a big scene in the middle to tie the vehicles together but also because there are not a bunch of us and we need to look bigger than what we are.
First my Tahoe: Instead of having the back open, The kids and I are going to open the glass and fill it with eyeballs. I know you are wondering how....well, at work we get oranges in these boxes that have holes in the bottom. we are going to spray paint the boxes black and fill the holes with eyeballs, attach them inside my Tahoe and then stream spider webs and again have another spider crawling down the side of my truck on the backside.
The tie together is going to be a creepy looking building with all kinds of ghouls and goblins lurking about and of course lights but I have saved the best for last
We are going to have an a hayless hayride. Yeah well we are in a drought and the cost of hay is through the roof so we are making a haunted pirate ship with ugly looking skeletons we are making from paper mache and JT is going to dress up as a dead pirate even if he doesn't know it yet and me, I'm going as a spider of course lol....I don't know why the kids are so into spiders and bugs right now but hey, I'll go with it.
I am super stoked to be doing this Trunk or Treat! Pics to come soon, promise.