Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Just need to vent a has not been a good day, it will be better i am sure. First, the internet went down in the middle of research was cox's fault. DTV gave me crap and was not helpful. The bank was semi helpful. Internet came back and it took me 3 hours to write an outline and a works cited...Yea...3 hours. Should have taken 20 min tops. I just showered an hour ago...I am ready for bed. The soup I am making for dinner better be damn good or else.....

Monday, March 26, 2012

Keep on Educating

Just registered for summer and fall classes...all are online but one. I also am looking into the co-op program with the base...but for now, I am going to clean the toilets and do laundry...yea I am having fun.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Conversations with oldest daughter

Oldest Daughter and I had a text convo today and I wanted to share it:

Oldest Daughter: I am sitting in my last college class ever.

Me: yay!!!

Me: Took a hard test an 85 on it...brought my 99 avg down.

Oldest Daughter: Yeah that happens haha but it's still a good grade.

Me: Yea but it bums me out some. Oh and I get to register for classes when the "seniors" do and not the junior that I am - Sunday at midnight. hahaha

Oldest Daughter: I do not miss registration, ours was at 3am. You just have to do better at the next test to bring up average but an A is an A no matter if it's 100 or 90. And C's get degrees.

Me: thanks for the pep talk. Nice to know that you were listening all those times I told you the same thing, minus the C's get degrees. lol.

They do listen to us LOL. Made me smile and proud.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Finally...painting is done

Well, the major part of the painting is done. Tomorrow, touch ups and the baseboards. Then the cleaning up and putting back everything. I am pooped. I am so stiff from all the bending. I thought I was over that since I have been working out, but apparently I have no idea what muscles I was working out with. We went the color, sweet chamomile. It has brightened up the room and I love it.  

Pictures were hung of the wall art I created.  Little things left to do.

I have to make my paper for class top priority tomorrow morning as it is due on Monday.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Continuing saga of the Kitchen Makeover

Today was spent cleaning the cabinets needed a good dose of Murphy's Oil but I had bought Pledge's version of it and it works really nice, and has a nice orange citrus smell. They are now shiny and clean...on the outside. Inside, they are still in disarray. Took down the curtains and rods, and moved some furniture to the garage to make way for painting. I had to chuckle because I hate cleaning but I know it needs to be done. I hate it mostly because growing up both of my parents worked most weekends and I was the one who cleaned the house (only child) and so I learned quick to keep it clean so that I could fly through cleaning day! So as I was cleaning the cabinets, I noticed there wasn't that many dust bunnies hiding anywhere. I guess I still clean the same old way! At least the kitchen anyway...don't even think about looking at the furniture anywhere could engrave your name in the dust. I hear the damn bunnies laughing each time I walk by anything in the house that attracts dust. We are going to get the paint today and painting this weekend. 

I have created - well - in the process of creating some wall art for the kitchen. I just need to find two more frames for them...two are on the wall in another room that I will take down. The others are most likely in the attic. I don't go up in there. Don't ask. 

I found a few neat things I want to do in the master bathroom online and hubby told me he was going to ban part of the internet from me if I didn't stop finding work for him. But, he liked the ideas.

Ok off to pull out the stove and refrigerator...I bet that is where all the dust bunnies are hiding...the boogers.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Forward...No thanks!

I don't know about any of you, but this time change has really affected me big time. Time change, whether it's forward or back, has never bothered me before. Never. Ever. I am finding it hard to get sleep. I go to bed at the same time and listen to hubby snore (and I mean S.N.O.R.E.), read my kindle until the snoring is quieter and more evenly spaced, then I fall asleep. Somewhere around 2 - 3 in the morning, I wake up - WIDE AWAKE. So I read. By the way, no one is on FB at the time. I just get sleepy enough by the time hubby wakes up to get ready for work, which is 4:30am and I am awake again. I truly don't fall back to sleep until he leaves at 5:30am. My internal clock is set for 7:30...wait...correction....Belle wakes me up at that time to eat and she is relentless. Of course, no use going back to sleep as I have classes, chores, and errands to do. 

I really wanted to scrub and oil the cabinets today, I still do, but my body is telling me "Go to bed" and I may have to listen, once the kids leave. They are heading back to the boro today with dog. But knowing them, they aren't on a time schedule and will leave when they choose to. 

Why am I rambling on about this, to stay awake? No. To tell you my problems? No. I have no clue why. Mr. Sandman has not been doing his job well and he shouldn't be allowed to leave sand in my eyes when I haven't gotten to enjoy the benefits of sleep. Solid Sleep. Good Sleep. Uninterrupted Sleep.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Painting the town...I mean the kitchen

Not a very good picture but that's the lightening in my kitchen, which will be fixed too. Oh can you see how many projects will get started now! Anyway, hubby and Val like the light greens, Jen and I like the lighter yellows. Hubby even wants to paint the ceiling in the kitchen...we had our washer leak through the ceiling about a year ago and when we repaired it, the paint didn't quite match. I really like the tiling idea but he was not for it.

I am still narrowing it down, leaning towards a color called sweet's a soft yellow with just enough brightness to go with the dark cabinets and black appliances.

 I also am looking for herb prints to frame..not having much luck there though...may have to make my own.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Time for a Change...Kitchen make over

I am in the midst of planning a deep re-organizing of my kitchen. Cabinets, pantry, counters, everything will be re-organized. Items donated that I never use and those that are rarely used will be put up in those shelves that are touching the ceiling. I have it all planned in my head - it will look great. I even will be redecorating the kitchen with items I know I have in some closet in the house. Yes, this will be awesome when it's done. 

There's only one problem.

It's in my head. It won't come out because I am Queen of Starting Projects. 

But my kitchen looks totally my head.