Well I can tell from my lack of blogging that that things have either been extremely boring around here or just too busy. Care to guess which is true????
Grab a cup of whatever, sit back and let me tell you a tale.
On a positive note – I FINALLY got my Associates Degree…2 schools and 4 years in the making but I finally have achieved something. When I left my job about 4 years ago I sure wasn’t thinking that I was going to be doing this this long, or be unemployed this long. I figured a year for my kids to shape up…ummm NO, maybe two years at the most. FOUR and my eldest, eventhough he is as college still gets into more trouble than any 3 people I know….but I digress. I am still in college though, working on my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice (I should be writing a paper right now by the way but you see that isn’t happening) and will end up with a Humanities certificate as well which is good for Social Work. Add that to the Paralegal education and I can deal with kids both before and after they have to see the judge.
On the lemonade side of life (yeah right) I get to have my house remodeled. This is what my office now looks like:
Yeah, I was getting ready to go paint the walls and this room would be done, really that was all that was left to do. Finally got the mess cleaned up, looked at the wall and there was a HUGE termite nest stuck to the drywall. You know how men have selective hearing and if you ask them to take out the trash they don’t hear you? Well say, “Wayne, termites” in an average voice and they come running down the stairs. Of course, he claims I yelled repeatedly but I think mine recall is much more accurate. So he comes down and proceeds to 1) find the buggers, 2) break out the drywall and 3) soak the wood with so much termite killer that we have to run for the hills for the stench. The cats were intrigued
Well…there you have it, my poor office is gutted…but I get a contractor!! And not only does he get to fix this room but he gets to fix the hole in the livingroom ceiling from back in 2004 when hubby fell through from the attic (thankfully his leg got caught cause it is a two story livingroom) AND paint the ceiling and walls in that huge room.
(over 50,000 pictures….can’t find the one needle in the haystack – I will keep looking)
Another thing they get to do is finish the powder room that has been without ANYTHING that makes it a functional bathroom for almost 3 months.
See, my part is done, we painted….now PUT THE TOILET BACK IN!!! He is working on it….but is also working 70 hours a week so I can’t be too mad.
Then there was Easter….
This is my favorite time of family get togethers, sitting on the porch afterwards and just watching the kids play.
Hubby and my mom
Real life sometimes shows up:
Ben and his girlfriend Brittney (trying to kiss but mom held the camera)
So of course, he threatened to moon me :)
So I will try very hard to update this more often….but stuff happens you know?