Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sarah asks: What is my favorite thing about blogging: TO be honest the number of followers don't mean anything to me, i have made some amazing friends thru this blog, friends that will last a life time and then some, you ladies have been there for me so much, off course i also love blogging because it is a online journal that i can write about our lives and to get advice from other mommies.
Kera asks What's your favorite season? My favorite season is anything besides winter :p no for real i love Fall0 everything is so pretty and it isn't scorching hot all the time, the nights and evenings are cooler. How warm does it get in the summer where you live?
Amber asks: What got you into blogging? i have blogged since i was 14 years old, my husband and i had created xanga sites to write our lives and thoughts to each other, once we got married he stopped blogging if he did it was a computer related post and so boring :p i continued to use xanga up until September when i started this blog, i love the difference in both sites, i like the privacy of xanga but i love how i have met all you wonderful people.
Heather asks: Where do you wish you lived or where do you want to go on vacation? I like where i live now, never thought about living anywhere else, seeing as i have been here 7 mths :p
I would love to go to Colorado to see my sister and all of us go to Disney World, it will happen, we just don't know when. Id also like to take a cruise with my husband - to just relax and enjoy each other.
Jennifer asks: What's your favorite topic to blog about? that's a toughy because i like to ramble so i write whatever comes in my head...sometimes it makes no sense and i cannot put words together like i should, then i get annoyed because it dont sound right, but then i blog about my daughter, i blog about my husband, i blog about hockey,i post about things that i like, things that bug me, i just ramble :p
Empowered Momma:How do you find the balance between being a blogger, mother, wife and full time employee? This is a tough one because this past week since being back to work full time i feel like i am the worst blogger ever, i have a very messy house that i wish i could find the time to clean, i am so tired at night that most nights i am in bed asleep before my hubby, i hate not being awake to snuggle and say good night, but i am so tired, hoping it past soon so i can get back into a routine.
Laney asks if i believe in love at first sight: I do indeed believe in love at first sight because when I met my husband 16 years ago, it was love at first sight. I was sitting across the table from him and asked him to pass me something, there was something about that first touch that made my heart skip a beat- yes I was only 13 and I know people say your to young to think of marriage... Well yes I was but I knew some day this man would be my husband and my baby daddy.
We have been married for 10 years and my heart still skips a beat, he gives me butterflies and makes me so happy. So yes indeed love at first sight is real.
as well she asks do you believe a person can have a relationship or love someone they meet online: I don't think you can have a relationship without first meeting someone, because seriously how can that be,I do believe you can "love" someone you meet online because that's how my sister met the love of her life was online, they have been married for 6 years and 2 kids later and still in love. Off course there are crazy people online as well, but I do believe you can find true love anywhere, not saying jump for the first one who pays you attention but when you know, you know.
Jessica asks: How do I deal with the cold weather- this one made me giggle because here in new Brunswick,Canada you don't ever see anything over 32 degrees Celsius which is I think 89 Fahrenheit, which don't happen very often, its warm like 20s from may to august then it may creep up to 29-32. The winters are about a minus 25.
Its what I am used to- I have travelled and its been so hot I can't live in it, when u get in a swimming pool and its scorching hot water- ill go home and take a cool shower, I like it a little colder.
We bundle up a lot! Several pairs of mittens, snow pants, warm jacket, hat, mittens and scarves. We don't go out unless emergency when its like -25 or colder so we survive.
Monica asks:Are you spending time making scarves and do you sew too? Yes I have been incredibly busy with knitting scarves, right now I have 10 orders to fill, will have to close orders for a bit now that I'm working full time its hard to fill them, I bring it to work to do during lunch break as well.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Its a day when a lot of money gets spent on flowers that die shortly after, to me its not a special day because i tell my husband i love him every day...
What better way to say i love you then with a free printable.
It don't die and you can keep it around forever if you choose
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I was contacted by little passports and paid for sharing, the opinions are all my own
Monday, January 28, 2013
Yes, go ahead ask me anything, i will answer in next post for you.
Can be funny, sweet, embarrassing, anything, i will answer for you.
We ate supper there because we didn't have a lot of time, we don't get home til 5:30 and had to leave at 6:10, because i needed to do some banking. We got pizza and drinks at the game, it was a great game, Brooke saw several friends there and she also won a t-shirt.
We got home and because i was feeling so miserable, i was asleep in no time at all.
Saturday: a day to run errands and get things ready for Sunday's appreciation dinner
I had to go buy a present for the the lady that we were appreciating on Sunday. Had to get a few groceries, make dinner, hang out with my hubby and baby girl and get some much needed sleep again.
Wrapped presents, made food for the dinner on Sunday....
Took care of my niece as well, visited with my sister and her hubby.
Sunday: Sunday School- this was a special day at Sunday school because we had a teacher who was resigning from teaching for the past 40 years. Imagine teaching for 40 years, she could write a book on the stories she has heard, the experiences she has had, we honored her on Sunday and we honored her son because for the last 30 years he has read his bible thru every year, he got a beautiful trophy. yes I'm horrible but no pictures.
Monday: my neice came thru her surgery fine, she is a trooper, we love you Rae rae. <3
Sunday, January 27, 2013
7 months ago my life changed when i got the phone call at 3 am that i had a new neice
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Friday, January 25, 2013
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
I was so fortunate when i met Danielle thru a giveaway she had going on and then i won this free beautiful magical look.
She is a full time wife and mommy, she hosts a radio station and updates several blogs, this is my hero a mother that can do all that....
Danielle is so easy to work with, we talked on the phone many times, chatted via email and thru it all she was a friend.
She listened to what I wanted and if i asked her to change 500 x she would have.
Thank you Danielle!! i will forever and ever use her services. Her radio station, click here for the station, its great to listen to..
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
- diaper stash of 25 diapers (approx $20ea) = initial $500 investment in diapers
- diaper pail for dirties
- cloth diaper safe detergent
- anti-bacterial diaper spray
|Tallan sporting an Applecheeks pocket diaper|
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The interview that i had today went so awesome, i was so excited and pumped and i even prepared myself for this interview....
Interview was at 11- i got there a little before and went right in, she was ready for me, We chatted for almost an hour, she didn't really interview me, when i left she said she was very impressed with me, but wanted to wait until Monday to think about it, so i wouldn't hear from her til Monday...
In the mean time she was checking my references because my old Manager told me :D , she also told her she wants me back, awwww <3.
So at 2:30 pm the phone rang and it was her- saying she didnt need to think about it anymore, and the job was MINE!!!!!!
I am now receptionist for Leon's.
I am so thrilled, i begin on Monday and I am so excited.
Thanks for all the prayers you sent my way, the ones who private msged me on FB, i love you all .
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Everyone likes Soup ( except my hubby)
there is nothing more comforting then to sit with a steaming bowl of home made veggie soup.
Here is the recipe i wanna to share
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 chicken (3 pounds) boned, skinned, and visible fat removed, diced, (save
- the bones and carcass)
- Creole seasoning, recipe follows
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 4 bay leaves
- 2 cups assorted chopped fresh vegetables, such has beans,zucchini yellow squash.
- 1 1/2 cups spinach leaves, cleaned and stemmed
- Pinch crushed red pepper
- 3 quarts chicken stock
- 1 pound assorted small dried pasta shapes, such as stars, tubes, shells, etc.
- 12 small thermoses
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Monday started our Winter Prayer and Bible Conference. it was such an amazing time to see people we haven't seen in a long time, it was at a church about 10 mins away from us, Brooke and Andrew were both sick so they didn't go, i went with my pastor and his wife and kids, what an awesome speaker we had, Rev Stoops from Augusta Maine, after church on Monday we went to East Side Mario's for food and to chat with friends, i got to see a friend that we haven't seen alot of lately and ate some awesome nachos.
Tuesday night they were still sick so i had to get another ride, our pastors wife wasn't going because she was wiped out from the busy weekend we had. i cannot imagine being a pastors wife, it has to be a busy job.
Brooke was still sick so she didn't go to school yet this week, my poor baby is sleeping better tonight and no fever since 5 am today. I am hoping she can go to school tomorrow, but we shall see.
I have an hair appointment at 9 am, i cannot wait to get something done with this hair of mine. Then i have a meeting with an employment counsellor to have a look at my resume and to talk about some jobs etc.
I have an interview on Friday morning for a job i would LOVE to have.
It would work so well for us, it is a monday to friday job, no weekends and no evenings... Id get to be with my family on weekends and evenings. I need a day job to be able to keep up the hospitality role at church. So please send me the prayers and the good luck vibes i need, i also have an inside reference there and that will help me.
My brother got into a car accident tonight- he is fine, he rear ended someone... glad it was nothing more serious. The roads have been very slippery and a lot of accidents have been happening.
I cannot wait until Saturday so i can see the Boston Bruins play their first game of the season, so glad this hockey strike is over...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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Was in a weird mood most of the day, at 2:30 I walked to Faith Baptist church to meet my pastors wife to get ready for saturdays fellowship.
We set out tables, white table cloths, black and yellow decor, she is such an amazing decorator.
Wish I took some pictures but was so busy I had no idea where my phone was for camera.
Then we had to prep food for the dinner then.
We peeled 100lb of potatoes, I do not want to see another potato...
Jaredene came to help peel and hang out.
I made nachos when we got home,
We stayed up late laughing and knitting, love her.
Saturday: up at 6 am in excruciating pain in my legs, I dunno what it was but I
couldn't get a relief.
I tried tylenol, heat, no help...
Had to start cooking ham- we had to cook 8- so much ham....
Had to be at the church for 11 am, I was a few mins late but I got there, there was so much to get done...
We all worked together and we all made it to the service. We host a yearly fellowship and people from all church's around come to it, we have a speaker come in, I had to do the projector screen during service, then had to go back to serve as soon as service was over... We did well, food was delicious and so much left over.... We served kentucky gingerbread for dessert with whipped cream- delish!!
Then we had to clean up... By this time my feet were killing me, felt like fire when I walked, got home, kicked of shoes and crashed for a bit, then watched momma mia with jaredene.
Sundays are so busy here lately, we had morning service then we had a quizzing practice. Brooke has joined the bible quizzing team here, its so awesome to hear her memorize scriptures. We got pizza delivered for lunch at the church.
came home, took a long nap , went to evening service which is held at a theatre here because we needed the room. went to McDonalds with our pastor and his wife, kids.
took Jaredene home, came home, packed lunch for Brooke for tomorrow, sat down to watch some shows, i rarely watch anything, but now Sunday nights, there is my favorite show "Republic of Doyle", its made back home, check it out here.
Cheers, Have a great week
Friday, January 11, 2013
I am very stressed right now because of my jobless situation
I didn't get the job i interviewed for, it has to be one of the worst feelings in the world to get the rejection ;ether...
I wish i could be a full time blogger...but that isn't happening anytime soon because i am not a writer and i don't keep my readers attention apparently.
I want my online shop to take off and i can do that full time, how great would that be... visit here http://ramblingmomma03.blogspot.ca/p/my-online-shop.html
All i think about every day, all day is I need a Job and why cant someone hire me, from all the resumes received, why cant they pick me...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
She has started making gift baskets for anything and everything, take a look
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