Monday, April 11, 2011


I am not a fan of storms... I love Spring. I am loving it more now that I have some beautiful flowers planted in my front yard that my Stepmother put in last spring. HOWEVER, I do not enjoy the storms that come with this season. I have never been a fan of them. Ever since I was little I remember being scared of storms. Oddly enough they don't bother me as much when I am not alone or when I am in a department store. I know this is silly since department stores are probably one of the last places you want to be besides in a trailer! They just give me sense of piece. We are lucky that our puppies are not at all phased by storms. Both doggies just lay around unaffected by the noises. Tonight we are getting ready to have some storms and I am trying not to let them effect me. I have spent this evening sitting around watching positive television and catching up on Molly's blog. Molly's blog always inspires me to update my own blog. I, however, never write anywhere near as wonderful things as Molly does. She is very creative and I am just not. I really want to be creative. I have all these things started that I want to do to show that I am a creative person. I have tried to cross-stitch, blog, crochet, write short stories, sew, sing, and most recently I have decided to take a stab at photography. I have always had a love of photography. I just love taking pictures. I always have. I think I get that from my Dad and Nana. They have always taken a ton of pictures, perhaps that is why I love pictures so much. I am having a hard time getting this new business up and running. I not very confident in my work. I am always scared that someone can do it better than me. This is something I am working on. Well, I suppose I had better get off this computer I can see lightening now. Of course I decide to go to bed when it starts storming!! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This just might be the most glorious week of all time...

I am on vacation.

Here is a run-down of my vacation so far:

Eric and I went to the Virden High School homecoming football game

What did I do that day??

Church, Lori's shower, then watching the Cubs win for the first time all year

NOTHING...really I am not sure I did anything, but lay around

Lunch with Nana...that's really about it


Lunch with Stephie and Barb, work to write my schedule,
organize the basement (still not done!)

Well, that is it so far. Tomorrow is Friday and I really don't have anything planned. Just gonna try to get the basement done and I will be happy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Day 3...

It seems like nothing is getting accomplished...yet it is. The entire spare room is painted, except the door needs to be done. We got a second coat on the ceiling in our room and one coat of green. I also go the cabinets cleaned out and some kitchen stuff put away in the kitchen. I am getting more I was putting stuff away and deciding where I wanted stuff it started to feel more like my house. Mom spent the day doing house work. I am not looking forward to that stuff. When I say housework I mean actual work on the house not just cleaning. Tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday I have to work. Then we are off for four days. Let the moving commence!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New House

We purchased a new house yesterday. Well, new to us!! It is several years old. It has a few issues, which I will talk about as I go through finding and fixing them!
Here is a run-through of what happened yesterday and today.
Friday I was supposed to meet up with someone who works for the same company I do for breakfast because they were driving through Springfield. Well, on her way here her car's check engine light light came on and her battery gauge was low so we had to get her to a rental place and to get her car no breakfast!
Then we ran back and picked up my checkbook to pay the closing costs on the house, which p.s. when paying closing costs if it is over 500 they can not take a personal check...must be a cashiers check. Got everything taken care of there. Then went to the house and got started painting.
We got the entire spare room primed with almost two coats...and I think that is it. We spent a lot of time making purchases yesterday. Plus I had to take care of some work things so that cut into time along with a very LONG chiropractor appointment!
Eric's parents dropped off their truck for us to use in the move. We had breakfast at Panera and then went on to the house were we got 1 coat of white and blue in the spare room and the trim done in our bedroom. Really not a lot accomplished on the painting front today. Hopefully we will finish tomorrow. We still have 2 coats of green to go in our room and one more on the trim...then another coat of white and blue in the spare room. Yuck...
I am currently VERY ready to go to bed but am waiting for Eric to get home from work. The poor puppy has been here all by himself all weekend. I feel really bad for him so I don't want to go to bed until Eric gets here so he can stay up.
Speaking of Wrigley...
I was taking a shower this evening...and the puppy decided to get in with me! I usually leave the door open when Eric isn't here so the puppy doesn't freak out thinking he doesn't know where I am. Well, today he decided to lean into the tub and bite at the water as if feel from the shower. I really thought it was pretty funny until I got soap on him. At this point he was so soaked that I decided to just give him a bath. I had to bang on the wall to wake up my sister to get the soap from downstairs. Let me tell a dog a bath while you are naked is weird!! Also trying to dry him off while naked...equally weird. However, now we are both clean and ready for bed!! :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

All Molly's Fault...


I would like you to purchase this for the child I will someday have. I think it would make a great baby shower gift someday!

Also, I would like to thank you...if you want to call it that for my new obsession with this!

I think I am going to write a blog while I am on vacation this week entitled "The only reason I do this is because of Molly!"


Marie 'lyn :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I haven't posted about my new puppy!

At the beginning of February we got a new puppy.

Probably something we really should have researched more and thought over more, but one of my worst traits is once I decide I really want something I will do whatever I have to do to get it...but that is another post!

Here is my new puppy when we got him...

What a cutie huh??!! He was so sweet that first night. He slept with us, he was too scared of his new environment to sleep by himself. It took him a while to get used to his kennel, but he is now and is sleeping very well in it at night.

Here is my puppy after I took him to the groomers....except that I shouldn't have, but we won't get into that!

Soon after that my friend Jennifer brought her puppy Bailey and they played so hard this is what happened...

He was a tired puppy!

He is a good puppy for the most part, but he bits sooooooooooo much and pees on the floor, and eats his poop...but other than that he is pretty good. We start puppy classes on Monday. I am hopeful that he will learn a lot and get used to other dogs and MAYBE realize that biting hurts!

Here is the most recent picture I have of him......

You can't tell in this picture how big he has gotten, but I realized it today. When Bailey came over to play when we first got Wrigley, Bailey seemed so much bigger than Wrigley. Bailey seemed like a big dog. Then today when we played Wrigley was SO much bigger than Bailey. Bailey looked so little next to Wrigley, and Wrigley isn't even that big!! So I need to take some more so people can actually see how big he is. I really like this picture though. I think it is super cute.

Wrigley had such a hard day playing that he has rested the entire rest of the day. We went over to Jen's about 11:30 and left about 2:10ish. We got home about 2:30 and slept until 5. Since then when I got up he has just layed around. He is currently sleeping on the floor. Hopefully he will still sleep tonight!

Not a good pic...but captures his personality better! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So...big changes at work. I did get a promotion, but it is very bittersweet because some people lost their jobs. Makes me very sad. I hate when you get used to working directly with someone and then they are just gone. Just like that. I try really hard to distance myself, but really I am just trying to make it easier on myself. I am very sad about the manager that is no longer there. I think we were all working very well together and had learned how to communicate together; which can be a hard thing to do, but we were doing it. We all listened to each other's opinoins and gave appropriate advice.

Anyway I will quit whinning now. No amount of whining or want will change anything that happened.

My new job....

I am now a salaried manager. Which I have mixed feelings about. I have to work more hours, which kinda sucks, but I will get over it. I guess I really don't have anything else to talk about!