Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Beautiful Flowers from My Beautiful Daughter!

Happy Hump Day!

It's Wednesday! Half way thru the work week - hallelujah! Work has been a nightmare this week - at least so far. Monday was good! I got FOUR checks in the over nights for Walmart events. That put me at five for the week. Since last week we have a new rule that unless you get 3 sales for the week, you can't wear jeans.....well....that's a big deal! And five insures I'll be wearing jeans next week! But yesterday - yesterday was awful. I had a complaint from Home Office on one of my events in San Diego. And I spent the ENTIRE day trying to fix it. When I left last night, I felt like I had done my best & had it under control. But today I have to go in & put together an email for the property owner & submit my dealers permits. NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!
So on my last post you saw that we were working on some property. It is out in Weddington Woods by my dad's. We spent the entire weekend out there. Needless to say, nothing got done at the house. So....I'm behind yet again on laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping etc. But I won't be worrying about all that much longer. By March 15 we should be moved out there. Into our camper. I feel like I'll be able to stay on top of the cleaning & stuff in such a small space! We're going back down this weekend to work on it some more, and move some stuff down there. Honestly, I'm excited about all this. It is going to be an adjustment, but an adjustment that will be worth it in the long run. We're going to spend about six months catching up on stuff. Stuff we've got behind on because I wanted to live in this great big house & try to "keep up with the Jone's". I've finally came to the point in my life that I realize, I don't CARE about the Jone's. My heart belongs to Jesus, to David, and to my family. NOT the almighty dollar. A couple years ago Brittni gave me a book for Christmas called "Simplifying Your Life". I read it when I first got it, but my heart wasn't listening to it. I read it because it was a gift from my daughter, and I felt like I had to. But I found that book again about a month ago. David had already been talking to me about the fact that we couldn't keep doing all this. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting a different result. Well, every month we do the same what HAS to be paid, do what we can, rob Peter to pay get the picture. The stress it has put on both of us is indescribable! We both work our asses of every day. And for what? Another 30 days in this house that won't be paid off until David is 72? We decided we don't want to work that long. And we don't like living in a subdivision. We don't even like living in town!'s back to the basics for us. Simplify, simplify, simplify. In about six months we're going to pour the slab for our new dream! A small cabin in the woods. Something that fits US! Something that with a lot of hard work, a lot of heart, a lot of determination, will change our lives....for the better! And yes, I'm looking forward to it. A special thanks goes out to my dad, for giving us this opportunity to change our life. To get off the fast track, to redefine who we are & what's important to us. Til next

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Car & The Hospital

It's been a whirlwind around here lately. A couple weeks ago now, I stayed home sick on aaTuesday from work. Then on Wed, about lunch time I got a call from Eddy & they were admitting Davin to the hospital for RSV. I flew down to Washington Regional & picked up Hunter man, then took a personal day on Thursday & stayed home & kept him. Thank God Davin was better by Thursday & they sent him home around lunchtime. He is doing so much better now, but we were all scared to death for a little bit. The one thing I did learn from my time with Hunter is how big he's getting & how sweet he is! He is also a handful & I have no idea how Dez does it with two little ones. Eddy & Britt were 20 months apart (not 24 like the grandsons), but my memory isn't what it used to be, so I don't remember it being so hard!

That Friday was back to work for one day! Then on Friday evening David took me out to our favorite restaurant The Celtic Grill for an early Valentine's dinner. Their steak was awesome & it was so nice. Then we met Britt & Rob at Britt's little hang out bar, Good Vibrations. David & Britt played pool, then David & Rob, and me and Britt. I learned two things - one - I suck at pool, and second, we are too old for the bar scene! I mean, we had a good time, but stayed less than an hour & came home & went to bed! Ha!

And while I'm talking about Brittni - she finally got a new car! She bought a 2011 Hyundai Sonata & it it beautful! She is SO very excited about it. She financed it on her on, without a co-signer or anything. Our little girl is grown up now with a grown up job, attending college, buying a car - where does the time go? Anyway we are really happy for her & proud of her too.

And since I started this post a while ago....I think I'll just end it now & try catch up more later. So til next time - me.