Monday, December 02, 2013

Where has this year gone?

I can't believe it is December!!  Also that this is only my third post of the year!  What has happened to my blogging ways?  Just a few highlights of what has happened since my last post.

In August, my niece went away to college.  She is about 3 hours away but loving the big city life!  I could see me slipping right into big city life easily.  Also in August, I meet with a dietitian which helped validate the way I have been eating.  I was glad we were on the same page and she gave me good tips.  I still need to come up with a good meal planning routine.

Then in September, I donated my waterbed!  I have missed it since it has been cooler.  I have also noticed a big difference in how I feel with good mattress!  My back doesn't hurt me as much.  After my body adjusted, I love my new bed and mattress!!

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Phoebe at the Dog Swim 2013
Then mid-September, I got the stomach flu.  I had to call into work and everything thinks I am dying since I rarely call in.  The last time I called in was March of 2010.  Then I had 5 days off to get better.  I hadn't been that sick in a long time!!!

October, I ended up with a sinus infection after starting to feel better from having the stomach flu.  I took Phoebe to Pets & Pumpkins.  The most exciting part was a 2 week vacation!!

On vacation, my sister and I went and visited my niece.  She showed us around the big city.  I really enjoyed our adventures we had!  I really hope to go back to have more adventures.  :)

Then in November, I went to a crop with a friend of mine.  I even made more friends!  It was a great retreat and hope to be able to do that again.  I had no internet or cell phone service for a couple of days.  It took more planning ahead.

Something exciting that I learned earlier this month was I was spied by Imaginisce!! My layout that was spied My layout is of my pug Phoebe with the paw prints going across. I really like the first layout posted! I love all the curvy lines. Fun!!

I will have to see what December has to bring!  So far, I am trying to reorganize my house and get my living room ready to put my tree up.  

I had started this post at the Mudhouse.  I was hanging out with my younger niece and we were having fun!  It was super foggy for the drive home.   We made it!!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

I miss Fleck!

My favorite game on my iPad shut down the servers on August 16. Here is a video that was posted. I can't get the video to play but I added it anyways! Photobucket

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I am tired of being a grown-up!

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The last couple of months has been rough in the grown-up department. I am a homeowner and was quite excited when I bought my house. I teased my parents that I was going to move into the basement of their new house. Then I got over my homeowner woes and thought of a solution then another homeowner woe came along. It wasn't an emergency like the first one but still another thousand's of dollars type of repair. ::sigh:: I have been wanting to refinance for quite some time. I had the bright idea of doing a cash out to pay for these thousand's of dollar's repairs. I find out this week, I am unable to do this. Home values have went down since I bought my house and it has affected my plan. I wish I had known this months ago when rates were a little lower.  I would have started this process sooner but I was under the impression I would need an appraisal.  I wanted to do a few things to my home prior to this.  Drats. Now I am stuck with a huge payment from these home repairs. I miss the days of calling a landlord! On the bright side, I will be saving money on my house payment with my refinancing.

Then last night, I got out of Wal-mart and I noticed I had a flat tire.  I call roadside assistance and they put my spare on my car.  I was happy that it was included in my car insurance so no charge.  But a screw was in the side of my wheel which they can't repair, the tire has to be replaced.  I went to Sam's and they told me I needed two tires, not just one.  The reason was they couldn't find a tire to match my other tires, it would mess up the balancing or whatever.  It was going to be over $200 for two tires!  He asked me what I wanted to do and I said I want my keys.  I waited for 2 hours to get nothing done to my car.  GRRRR!  I hope I can find a tire that will match my other tires to save money.  I don't have the extra money right now for all this craziness!

Just a little vent on the last couple of months.  I am redoing my budget and all will be good again.  Please, no more unplanned repairs, big or small!