Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A diet, a birthday party and packing

Oh yes, that's right a diet AND  a birthday party. That sounds brilliant to me too.

I am dieting because my wedding dress is a tad tight. And by a tad tight I mean it doesn't want to zip. Of course this is without the corset that I will be wearing but still. It is a problem. A BIG problem. And so I'm dieting and excercising. And so, here's my day's calorie total (because you might care)........1,115

That means, I get a snack tonight. Heck yeah. I just have to decide between a pudding cup, popcorn or being naughty and having an easter cake. Hmmmm.

So, as shown by todays food (that includes 3 meals, I promise) I can enjoy a birthday party while dieting.

But I have to decide what I want to make for her birthday cake. She is very into spelling and writing and coloring so I'm thinking about making a white cake with white frosting that I do a tye dye affect to (put drops of food coloring on the frosting, use a toothpick to swirl). But I don't know for sure. Sigh.

And packing. Oh joy of joys I know. But I want to get some stuff moved over to Jaimes this weekend and I want to get most of the toys and clothes packed and I would love to be down to what I need to survive for a few weeks.

Oh and let me show you what my next 2 months look like.

Weekend of April 30/May 1 - Friday - spend with Jaime's mom and have a barbeque, check out what still needs done in the basement and when we can start ripping out tile, spend the night there.
Saturday - my sister and brother go to prom, bake the birthday cake, wrap the presents (that I will buy sometime this week, I'm just not sure when)
Sunday - pick up the house, have my parents, my 2 sisters, my brother, my 3 nieces and nephews, and grandpa to celebrate Alexis and Grandpa's birthday, prepare for the week

Weekend of May 7/8 - (this isn't as detailed) celebrate mother's day, celebrate Alexis' birthday with her sperm donor's side of the family

Weekend of May 14/15 - Saturday - little sisters graduation party Sunday -  little sister's graduation

Weekend of May 21/22 - Moving into my new house!

Weekend of May 28/29(and 30th since it's memorial day weekend) Saturday - Alexis' friends birthday party (I'm thinking a garden party -that's another entry tho!) Sunday - having a few friends over for a barbeque and just having some fun Monday - I don't know. I'm really hoping NOTHING

Weekend of June 4/5 - Alexis' dance recital

Weekends of June 11/12 and 18/19 - currently nothing on the calendar however I still have a bridal shower that has to be sometime

June 25 - My wedding!

July 2/3 - It's 4th of July weekend, I'm sure something will come up....

July 9/10 - blessedly nothing

July 16/17 - my little sister and my birthdays

Holy cow that is a lot of stuff!

And stuff that isn't scheduled into a day or a weekend but still needs done this summer....

1. Paint rooms in the house
2. Have a garage sale
3. Go to the zoo
4. Plant and keep up the garden

It will be a fun and busy summer. Yay life.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

And a 'hoppy' easter to you

Another Easter for the books ladies and gentlemen.

First off Alexis woke to an easter basket filled with goodies. A new pair of sunglasses, bracelets, a Cinderella doll, sidewalk chalk and, of course, some candy.

Then an hour or so later out she goes to search for the eggs that sneaky bunny came back and hid. The easter bunny must have gotten a raise, or decided this child had enough access to candy with living with grandma and grandpa, because along with some candy, she got $3.10 in various coins.

To which Alexis asked if she could go to toys r us with the coupon she recieved for her birthday in the mail. (I signed her up for Geoffreys birthday club, she got a nice card and a coupon for $3 off a $3 purchase or more. Do they even have anything for that little?)

She also recieved a large egg filled with candy and a littlest pet shop toy from grandma. Oh the joys of easter.

We spent a lot of time outside, mom spent a lot of time wishing we were moved and had found a church to attend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Moving Pt 1

I don't know how many parts this will end up being. But I'm going to list off all the fun I get to do.

Jaime (my fiance) and I are taking over the house he grew up in. His mom can no longer afford to rent it and was looking into an apartment but was very sad about having someone else move into the home with so many family memories. When Jaime broached the subject of he and I moving in when she moved out, she was ecstatic. She loved the idea and so did we.

And so, after talking to the landlord and crunching some numbers, we are all set to take over the house. Before we can move in though his mom has to find and move into an apartment and his brother has to move out of the basement.

The brother is going to go back to Colorado, which is where he is from. So that is just waiting to happen.

His mom is looking at a senior apartment building in our community. In fact, it's the same one my grandpa lives in. She has filled out the application and is just waiting to hear if she is approved.

Once we can move in, our fun is just beginning.

- The foundation has a crack in it so we have to fix that. We also get to tear up the tile and repaint the walls.

- The interior walls haven't been painted in the last 20-some years. So that is a project that we need to tackle as well. I figure we will start in the bedrooms and then work through the house as we had time.

- We need to till up the garden, and plant and plan.

- We need to fence in the backyard.

- We need to build a sandbox.

I don't know how we are going to get all of this done. There is still the wedding. Finding a daycare. Both of us working full time.

I think I'm going to be very glad when it's all done!

My first post? How exciting

I only have about 5 minutes before I have to go back to work, but sometimes you have to take what you can get and be happy that you get anything, right?

Let me explain why I'm going crazy in a nutshell, and then hopefully I can play catch up later with a list to start from.

1. I'm moving. Soon. How soon depends on my mother-in-law-to-be and when she can get into an apartment. And this house needs some work. I'll explain...

2. I'm getting married. I bet you didn't get that from the mother-in-law-to-be comment. Oh, you did. Aren't you smart. lol The big day is June 25th. That's right, just over 2 months from now.

3. My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall (allow me a moment to blink back the tears).

4. I need to plant my garden. Does that fall under the moving? Probably but oh well.

And at the same time I am working, getting my dd through preschool, trying to maintain seeing my fiance at some point and keeping up with the housework where I live now.

I don't know why I would be going crazy. Nope, not at all.