Friday, March 16, 2018

Lazy Friday

Good morning my friends! I took the day off work today so I am enjoying my coffee with Snookie on my lap. Braless. Ah it's the finer things in life.

Tomorrow I am doing a craft show so that means it has been raining all week and most likely will rain tomorrow.  Effening rain! Always raining on my plans.

I got a new canopy, which is actually the canopy that my mom had bought at the same time I bought one. Originally we were going to go halves on one but now I'll just pay her back for it (or trade sewing :)) since I will be using it all the time. I also bought some weights to put on the legs. Scott is going to pick up some sand or small rocks to fill them with today for me. I'm so paranoid about the tent flying away now.

I don't think I shared the boards I made to keep my mug cozies from flying all over.

I think they turned out pretty well. Now to see how they actually work out. I used elastic to hold them on so that they can still be slipped out to look at. I'm pretty sure I also want to make some more so I can spread out the themes a bit. Or maybe I'll just sell a ton so I have more room haha. I probably have about 100 more cut out that just need to be sewn together. *not an addict. *maybe

I keep praying I am not going to get the flu since I hung out with Jessica for most of the evening on Wednesday and ended up taking her to the ER because she couldn't stop coughing and her chest was hurting. While we were there they did a flu test and it was positive for type B. They gave her some tamiflu and she's been doing ok. 

Tomorrow is going to be such a busy day. Craft show, then as soon as I get back we have the St. Patrick's Day dinner at the clubhouse that I might have just skipped but the kids want to go. I also got drafted to help with the cake booth. Tomorrow is also the one year anniversary of the day that my father in law passed away.  

So off to read some blogs while the day is young. Good thing I had to take the kid to the bus this morning or I'd probably still be wasting it away in bed!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Trevor's 15th Birthday

Trevor turned 15 yesterday! He's counting down the time until he can get his driver's license permit. I'm counting down until I will have to pay even more for car insurance!

We went to dinner at New China in Ripon.  I was trying to find somewhere to go in Tracy but every place has horrible reviews. New China wasn't all that great but the lady that works there was fantastic so she made it fun. Next time we'll just have to save up so we can eat at Dave Wong's in Stockton. I KNOW that place is good.

We just had our little family for dinner since Scott wasn't feeling well, Melissa was supposed to have class and Jess had been in Monterey. Somehow we all made it to eat.

Trevor and Melissa had fun folding the cloth napkins. They are looking at other ways to fold them on the phone.

The crew, our little family which looks not so little and Jessica's girlfriend Brooke.

This gal was so cute. She said it was her birthday too!

So 6 months and he can get his driving permit. God help us ;)

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Craft Show

Good morning! I have a day off today, thanks Presidents! Figured that's a good time to make a blog post haha.

Two weekends ago I did another 2 day craft show by the movie theater. It ended up being a bit windy on Saturday. What a pain! Also I couldn't get the internet to work on my phone for most of the day so I lost some square sales. Some guy showed me how to do a work around to get my phone to work later but by that point it was almost time to go home.

I did meet some great people though! One plus to doing these things. Lots of networking.

Here is my booth Saturday morning when we started. This was my first time having someone on both sides of me. I like my stuff put out to the front since it's little and draws people in so I tried a different way to set up. The gal next to me ended up leaving a little room so people could walk on the side too.

After the wind started kicking up I put all my stuff in baskets and condensed it to one big table and one small one and pushed it all out to the front of the booth.

On day 2 it was a beautiful day! There was no one to the left of me so I could spread out a bit more.

Business was doing a little better until all of a sudden this HUGE wind gust came up and took my tent and threw it at the booth next to me and all my stuff blew off my table out into the sidewalk into the road, down the street. Talk about shocking. Thank God no one was in the area next to me at the time and no one got hurt. My tent is totally junk and I ended up ripping off the top so it would stop trying to be a kite while we tried to wrangle it into a foldable position. 

Random people ran around and gathered up my stuff for me. A woman was pretty much laying on one of my tables  holding everything down. Someone wrapped up the other table with the tablecloth/sheet and put a chair on top to try to get things to stop blowing. 

Talk about insane! I just brought everything home like that, wrapped up and a mess. I don't think I lost anything though, how amazing is that? I had 2 mug cozies that got a little dirty but that's it. 

So thanks to me this event planner is now requiring 25 pound weights on the corners of all the tent posts. Not such a bad idea. I need to buy a new tent so I'll get weights when I do. 

I've been thinking up ways to hold my mug cozies down so they don't fly away too. 

The event planner offered me a free booth space at a future event because she felt so bad about my stuff lol. So far I haven't picked one. I will though! My next one is with a different outfit at the church on March 10th so I have a bit of time to get my new tent and weights haha.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well today is possibly the start of another furlough. BUT it's also my birthday! I took the day off and tomorrow too since HELLO 4 day weekends are nice.

So far today I've dragged myself out of bed to take Trevor to the bus and read some blogs with Snookie on my lap. Productive day lol.

I plan on doing some sewing after I get done farting around on the computer. This weekend I'm doing a 2 day craft fair by the movie theaters again. I have been doing a lot of sewing to prepare for it.

Tonight we are going to go to dinner. Jess has to work and my mom has a class for foster care so I will go to lunch tomorrow with them.

Last night I went to Bingo and my friend Traci had a birthday crown and boa waiting for me lol. She's so cute.

Fact: If you wear a birthday crown into the bar someone will buy you a drink haha

Anyhow, Happy Birthday to me. I'm now in my "Mid" Forties. God the years go by fast don't they? I can't believe I'm that old already. One good thing is I don't have much gray hair yet lol. "all natural" :)

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Mom's Birthday

Well today was my official weigh in day (for myself only lol) and I have now lost 10 pounds since Jan 1st. WOOT WOOT. Very happy with that.

Mom's birthday was Sunday but my brother invited us over on Saturday for some cake and ice cream. I had a little sliver of cake and it was delicious!

I love her smile in the bottom pic :)

Before and after going over there I was working on cutting out some fabric and also selling some online on one of the Facebook Fabric Destash groups. I love those groups. I pretty much did that all weekend in between the other things I had to do.

Sunday I had to go to Joann's and my friend's household was finally not sick so I could take the presents I made for her boys over. 

They loved their bags. The 2 younger boys already had the toys I bought them but they just pulled them out and they all battled together.

Monday I had the day off and had planned a lunch with my mom for her birthday (before my brother planned his thing). She invited my aunt Cheryl who brought her daughter Chelsea and I brought my girls since they were all coming. Trevor declined.

For some reason I scrunched down when she took the pic. 

Chelsea is my 1st cousin and she's younger than Jess lol. We have a bit of an age gap in the cousin department on that side of the family. I was the only grandchild for 7 years *spoiled* by Grandma haha. 

We all got the salad bar. Afterwards I was wishing I would have just ordered a straight meal so it was easier to figure out the calories. 

I splurged on a little dessert too.

My aunt and cousin left after a bit and then we sat there and talked for a couple hours. Started to get embarrassing that we were there so long when the waitress shift was changing over  lol. Time go to! haha. 

I so wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. I could use a couple more days off. Hopefully I won't get them in the way of a furlough next week though.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

One Week

So I've been logging my food into Lose It for one week and I'm down 5.6 pounds. Woohoo. Although I really did party it up on New Years Eve so who knows how much of that was just cocktails lol.

The Friday before NYE I went to the grocery store with my list of groceries I needed for the week. That was a good idea.

Here's what I made for dinners last week

I ended up not cooking on Friday night because I had to go to the grocery store (again) after work and I was starving so I had El Pollo Loco. That was my first time going there. It was good and under 500 calories.

So there's proof that you can eat real food and still lose weight ;) My internet at home is so slow lately it's taken my 2 days to get this post done. Maybe it's partially my old computer though too. Who knows. Our microwave died over the weekend. It's always something.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

New Years Eve

Oh my gosh you guys! I only need another $1.36 in ad clicks to make it to $100 which is what you need to actually get a check lol. Not bad for 10 years or so of blogging haha. I put those on there a long time ago when I blogged a lot and actually had hopes that it would go somewhere someday. Now it feels almost like an ancient practice.

So since it's already the next weekend I should tell you what we did for New Years Eve right? As usual the Entertainment Committee where I live threw a NYE party (which ends around 9pm for a "New York" New Years, and then we find our way to the attached bar lol). I went on Saturday morning and helped set up the hall, then Sunday before the party I went and got 20 balloons from the dollar store which is always fun.

They served a standing pork loin something or other, little red potatoes, fantastic salad and a baked apple. It was a ton of food. I ended up giving half my meat to Scott.

Hopefully this will be a great "before" picture in a few months..

You can tell the pictures closer to midnight by how squinty my eyes are haha. We had a great time and got to sleep in the next day woohoo!  Glad for the day off. Work has been so quiet this week with no nasty deadlines and everyone being on vacation. I can't wait for the days when I earn 10 hours of leave a pay period. Although I might be almost old enough to retire by that point ;) Retire. hahah maybe if I had been hired on as a permanent employe back when I first got my job 11 years ago instead of 2. Ah well something is better than nothing right?

So glad that we don't have any plans for this weekend. We really should take the tree down though!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017


Christmas was so nice since I have ALL my kids here. That was really the best gift there could be.  We started off the morning with opening presents at home and then went to my mom's to open presents with my whole family which takes hours now since there are so many of us. This year reminded me of when I was little and we would open gifts at my Grandma's house and everyone would be gone by the time it got to be her turn (we open youngest to oldest, one at a time.)

Mom's tree with the presents brought by everyone added in

The one time it's good to be a younger twin, Vincent gets to go first!






My mom got him a new Skateboard, he's in heaven.



and last but not least Jessica!

My mom got her this cool hula hoop she's been wanting. I'll have to get her to send me a video so I can share, it looks like it lights up when you record it.

We all played a bit of pool, that was fun

Brother Louie and Emma

We had 18 people for dinner. Scott went and got his mom and sister Suzie and brought them over to eat. I took some pictures with my mom's camera, maybe I can update later when I get a chance to steal them.

Jess and I washed most of those dishes PLUS all the serving ones. Mom ended up drying when Jess petered out. I told mom next year lets just have pizza on paper plates. 

This was the best toy. It's called my first drone or something like that but it's really just a toy helicopter that is kid proof! They all had a great time playing with it.

For some reason I wasn't smart and had to go to work the day after Christmas. I won't make that mistake again! I was so tired and just wanted to lay around in my pj's instead of going to work.

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