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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blog Overload!!!!

Damn, I've been gone awhile!!! So grab a drink, cause this post is going to be a long one!

First off, I know this is a bad photo of the peanut, but I bought this shirt a long time ago on a trip to VA, and it finally fits her!!!! So this ones for my girl Luz, I know she'll love it!!

Can you even believe that my child walks around the house like this and thinks it's hilarious?? She has always walked on her tippy toes, but this is the new thing. Seriusly, have you tried this??? Yes, I have, but there is no way in hell I can do it!! She tells me she is a ballarenia. I've even had the Dr. check her out, and he says there is nothing wrong. I do have to tell her to walk on the bottom of her feet, then she'll do it for a little while, then right back to her toes!!
Now down to the nitty gritty, no Rob has not found a job yet. So needless to say our house is a little STRESSED at the moment!!!! He had an interview on Monday, and we haven't heard anything from that. They said it would take about a week for them to make a decision. Unfortunately the economy in MI is so bad right now, I'm starting to freak out that he won't find a job!!!! Please keep your fingers crossed and prayers going up for some good news REALLY soon!! Rob is doing some side work for a local business man just to help out with some cash (cause we really need it)!! We are thankful that he has a little work for him, even though it's just misc. odd jobs for him, it's better than nothing!!

Anyone out there sell Silpada jewelry or just love it?? I love their jewelry and I am going to start selling it. Something for a little extra cash. Jodie and are going to look at everything on Tuesday and go from there.

To all of you out there with debt, pay it off NOW!!! Don't wait till later!! If we had already paid off all of our debt before Rob was laid off, it wouldn't be a big deal, but since we still have 3 1/2 years to go, this really sucks!!!! You just never know when something like this will happen, so pay it off now!!!!!

I tried a couple of weeks ago to quit smoking, I was taking Chantix. Well, lets just say that I haven't quit smoking YET! I took the Chantix for those two weeks and as soon as I had to move to the higher dose, it made me sick. After three days of being sick, I finally said no more! So now, I'm trying to quit on my own! It's going to be a slower process, but I'm going to work at it! I'm down to like 5 smokes a day, I just am going to keep going down from that number and hope it works!! Wish me luck!!!

On another health note, will somebody PLEASE kick me in the ass to get me to stop being so lazy and exercise all this extra weight I am carrying away!!!! Damn, pretty soon I'm not going to fit into my damn clothes!!!!! And we all know that I can't afford to buy more!! I am in this rut and I can't get out!! I have no motivation!!! You would think since we are doing pretty much nothing while we have no money, that I could exercise!! I mean, it's free, I have a treadmill and an weight bench/2 station machine downstairs, so I have no excuse at all!!!! My daughter would love to go for walks or bike rides too, pretty soon the snow will be falling and we won't be able to do those things, so you'd think I'd be doing it now!!!! Hello Lori????!!

I did get to go have some fun last weekend!! Every September (and May) we go up north to Karen's place to celebrate her Birthday with a girls weekend away. I said I couldn't go this year for obvious reasons, the closer it got, I wanted to go, I don't miss girl's weekends away!!! So I got to go, thanks to Jodie!!! So I decided to surprise the girls!!! I knew they would be sitting at the Oak Grove Tavern by the time we got there, so I walked in and surprised them!! As always we had a wonderful time!!! These are the girls that I would call my closest friends!!! I can't imagine my life without these girls in it!!!! Now, I wish I had a photo of the one armed man that came walking out of the woods at 2:30 in the morning, but I don't!!! We had just got back to the cabin and we were standing outside and low and behold from out of the wood walks a one armed man who was talking to himself, he couldn't find his car!!! Hello, you've just walked 15 mins from the bar, your car is not here!!!!! Anyhow, we always have some crazy funny stories from our girls weekends, but this one takes the cake!!!! I hardly took any photos and the group photo we always take for some reason won't download. So here are just two photos!!!

Karen and LoLo

Jodie and Wendy

I haven't scrapped much lately, but I do have some lo's to show you that I just downloaded from the camera.

Here are two ATC swaps that I have done in the last month or so:

Well, I guess it's time to check out, football is coming on!!!

I did do a video of Lily and as soon as I can figure out how to post it I will!!

Have a great week!!!




yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...SEMPER FI BABY!!!!
I love it...too too...awesome!!
She looks fabulous in that!! I gotta get one.

Oh girl hang in with the job hunting..It will all work out. What kind of work does your hubs do?
OH ...the jewelry job sounds cool...I've never heard of it. I'll have to check that out!!!
I think I need a second job too, but I can't do it with school. I'm not making the money I used too either and we have sucked all our saving down. It does suck, ever bit extra we come up with we use to pay stuff down, but when there's a lot of stuff it seems fruitless!!

Man oh man...I almost spit my soda out when I read "'s free"!!!! Hysterical...I know what you mean, since being kicked out of the military I've not bones just can't handle it..and I see myself just getting weaker and softer...LOl.

Winter is going to kill me too...if I don't at least attempt to start walking... I'll be looking like a marshmallow!!

CINNIBONBON said... least you are thinking about exercising....I'm sitting here avoiding my homework and eating a big of Cheetos...XOXOXO

Sassy Sasha said...

Hey girl the job will come to him, when we all east expect it, hang in there and head up babygirl, you are truly a blessing to many others and your family will be blessed in return. Now onto those babies toes SNICKERING really loudly to the point i snorted LOOL that was too cute, wow and I tried it just now before I hit reply and umm not so much working out for my big feet and long toes LOL .. girl she has talent lol .. and as far as working out you can do it girl .. just think of health reasons or something, heck I had to, I am doing weight watchers online andit is AMAZING, do you know that weight watchers really is not a diet but just a healthier way of eating and more conscience way of selecting your foods, when you do it online you see a HUGE selection of food, hey even if you take the princess to McDonalds you can still eat there, WW says that it is only I think 7 or 9 pts for a 4 piece mcnugget happy meal, I am on the 32 points a day due to what I want to do and how much I want to lose and I think I use at least 26-28 a day .. not to include the 35 weekly allowance points I never touch and I am FULL .. so look into that if you can .. hugs to ya girl ..

MandieGirl said...

Hey Lori! Great job on quitting! I know you can do it!!!! Same with exercising, too! I haven't been feeling well this week, so I haven't done much, but hopefully I'll be feeling better tomorrow and I plan on going to the gym after work! I wanna see your comment on Wednesday over at my blog, too!!! :)

Karen said...

Found you on SIS

I hope things work out. What type of work is he looking for?

I have the same motivation problems with exercise too.


chelemom said...

Hope hubby finds a job soon.....been there and it totatlly sucks! Your little one is a cutie pie! Hang in there.....

Anonymous said...

Hey Lori
the job will come. what kind of work is he looking for?

good luck on the quitting smoking and the exercising. i need to start walking again. i always gain a few too many pounds in the winter.

i love the picture of your cute daughter on her toes. looks like that would hurt.LOL

Anna M-W said...

Cute shirt!

Too funny about her toes! As long as the doctor says it is normal, you don't have anything to worry about!

That is great that you didn't have to miss your girls' weekend out!

Girl - smoking is bad for you and who do I work for?? :)

Dude - you are 5-0! I didn't realize that! You go girl!

I ♥ you!

Cassie said...

My daughter walks on her tippie toes. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but the school did. The nurse asked her to stop. I was like, "what?"
Um, if she wants to walk like that then let her, hello!
Anyhoo...I love your pink blog!!