Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New month, new me.

Hi everyone! 

I know this blog has been sitting stagnant for quite awhile. Life has been steadily kicking my butt. 
However, I figured now would be a GREAT time to restart, documenting life and my new goal to start shedding these pounds that are packing on faster than my kids are growing!

So, starting this afternoon, I will be posting goals for losing this weight, as well as weekly totals of losing(or gaining). As well as what I'm cutting back on and what I've implemented to help kick my horrible sugar addiction!

And no, I will NOT be posting my current weight! Maybe at the end of all this. I do need to lose about 80 to 100 pounds.

Come along on the journey with me and lets support each other to become our best selves!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Books read in 2009

The Men I Didn't Marry
Rich Dad's Prophecy
Everything You Know About Money is Wrong
Piece of Work
The Sleeping Beauty Proposal
Petite Anglaise
Mommy Tracked
The Right Address
She, Myself, and I
The Hot Flash Club
Pushing 30
Family Trust
But Inside I'm Screaming
Life on the Refrigerator Door
How to be Lost
It's About Your Husband
The Future Homemakers of America
The Middle Place
Testing Kate
The Second Nine Months
Wiped! Life with a pint-sized dictator
The Book of Mom
Naptime Is the New Happy Hour
Everything Must Go
You're A Good Mom
It Sucked and Then I Cried
Happily Ever After

Total pages read in 2009: 8273

Not quite as many as last year.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New year, new plans

I planned on writing this post towards the end of 2009.

It was going to tell how I wanted to get this blog up and going in the new year.

It was going to say how I plan on writing at least once a week, or close the blog down for good, since I never seem to have anything coherent that I think other people really want to hear.

Then December 15th happened. My dad passed away suddenly from a car accident. No one was ready for it, none of us were prepared, but all of us were numb.

To recap some things, we moved in with my parents in May, due to financial difficulties in this lovely economy. Mom and dad FINALLY bought dad's dream house. They closed on August 3rd, and moved in August 15th.

Dad had 4 months in his house. He had so many things he wanted to do in the next year to the house. He always said the only way he was leaving this house was in a box....

On to things that won't make me cry.

I do have some things in the works for this blog. Next post will be my annual list of books read in the previous year. I also found some cool ideas on other blogs I read, so look for weekly and monthly things coming soon.

Closing this blog down is not an option I want to take, I just need to start making ME a priority again and not sit and play games on Facebook all night.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things need to change

I know I've given excuses why I've slacked on writing here in the past.

I'm tired.

So very tired. I've been on medication since the baby was 6 weeks old. Nothing so far seems to do the trick. When I'm not dealing with one of the kids, all I want to do is lay down and sleep.

Next stop is getting thyroid levels checked.

Please bear with me. I want to get this blog to where it should be, but first I need to get myself there.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rich Dad's Prophecy by Robert Kiyosaki

I just finished reading this book, which was copyrighted in 2002. It's very interesting to see the things that are happening now forecast in a book written years ago.

I really enjoyed reading this book, learning some of the steps to stay out of financial trouble in the stock market. Of course, we'd have to have money to be IN the stock market, but it's good to know what NOT to do BEFORE you start.

One of the things that is stressed over and over in this book is financial literacy. I think everyone can agree that in these current economic times, it's a very smart idea to know what you are getting into and understanding fully the risks and advantages of an investment before taking the leap.

On a scale of 1-5: 5 for ease of read and information that is extremely useful.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No rest for the rest of us

We live in a four-family apartment building. On the lower level. While it's nice because we get an extra entrance, and don't have to cart all the kids up the stairs, there are some things that are less than ideal.

The apartment building was not built with the idea that maybe you DON'T want to hear everything that happens in the building. And I do mean EVERYTHING! We have a family above us that has a dad that works third shift, and 2 teenagers. The son has been given everything he's ever wanted, and never gets in trouble for anything.

So now that he's a teenager, and there's no one there to supervise, we've had to deal with parties almost every night. I've been woken up at 2:30 to the sounds of God knows what. Tonight was the last straw. Anyone that knows me, knows that while I don't really like confrontation, I value my sleep above everything except my children's health. That will ALWAYS be more important.

So after an hour of music so loud I had to turn up the TV to hear it when I was only 6 feet from it, and not being able to hear myself think, I went upstairs to confront the little punk we have living upstairs from us.

At 18 or 19 years old, I expect a level of maturity. Maybe not a lot, but a little bit of respect would be nice. I was told that we are loud too. Which is true. I have 4 kids, ages 10 to 3 months. I can't really tell the 3 month old that she has to stop crying so the upstairs jerks don't have a bird.

So, I'll be drafting a letter to send to our property owners. It states in our lease that noise should be at a minimum to show courtesy to the other tenants. So if I can't do anything because no one in that apartment cares, then the landlord can. If they don't...well I don't see them having a choice since it's in our lease.

We'll see what happens.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2008 Books Read...late post

I try to read as much as possible. 2008 was a great year for me, even though I tapered off towards the end of the year because of having the baby in October. There were days I couldn't get a break to pee, much less try to get reading time in.

Here's my list for 2008:

What Do You Do All Day?
Perfecting Kate
Shopaholic & Sister
Shopaholic & Baby
The Second Wives Club
Diary of a Mad Bride
Diary of a Mad Mom-To-Be
Belly Laughs
Baby Laughs
The Pregnancy Test
Friday Night Knitting Club
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Tales From The Crib
The Ultimate Cheapskate
Baby Proof
A Little Change of Face
If You Could See Me Now
The Ex Files
Splitting Harriet
Bad Boys Online
Heiress for Hire
Houston, We Have A Problem
The Fortune Quilt
The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives
The Zygote Chronicles
Notes From the Underbelly
Time Off for Good Behavior
Otherwise Engaged
I Do. I Did. Now What?
Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins

Total pages read for 2008 were: 9540

Unfortunately in my cataloging what I read, I missed a few. So those don't get counted, and hopefully I don't mess up this year.

Also this year I will be reviewing some of the books as they are read. I'm always looking for new reads, and take alot of suggestions from what I've heard sound promising.

Who are your favorite authors, or books?