Monday, January 31, 2011


Well, I got the call today - they found someone better qualified and I will not be doing the two phone interviews...

I know God has a plan for me and that it must not have been meant to be, but I really WANTED this job.

Soooo, I have no other prospects. Back to the drawing board.

Trying to not let it get me down, but it is hard :( All I want to do is cry...

ok - I have to pep up!!!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend and things

Friday went well. I had my interview - it was long - I met with who will be my boss, the VP of HR, and the Asst. Director of HR. Think it went well. I have two more phone interviews on Tuesday and then I should hear...


Friday night I went to one of my BFF's houses to play. K and her baby are more than best friends as they say, they are sisters. They share a bday and their names both start with K. They love each other but they fight like sisters. I think Kbear as her mom calls her is too used to having a baby sister. She told K she couldn't play with some toys because she might break them. Her mom said hello, she is the exact same age as you!!!! It was funny. I think K was bothered by it but they were tired at this point. As we were leaving they jumped up to give each other a huge hug and K's tooth (the loose one) bumped Kbears eye and there were HUGE TEARS. Like I said, super tired. I was hoping it would knock K's tooth loose enough to get out, but no such luck!

I did get some Mommy talk time :) I don't get to talk to L very much for lengthy amounts of time so it was nice.

Sat we ran some errands, took a nap, and had movie night. We went to my friends resale shop Head 2 Toe and I shopped a little for my bday. Kendall LOVES Kenya, the owner, and she evidently found something she wanted to get me for my bday. Kenya evidently hooked her up. I have no clue what it is and I can't wait until Sat to see it!!!

Today we lazed around until we got out to eat a late lunch and then ran into WalMart to get a posterboard and some raisins. The poster was for K's 100 things posted for the 100th day of school on Tuesday. She had to have raisins for their celebration, that was what she was assigned to bring...

She could do 100 of the same things, or 10 groups of 10 things - that is what she decided to do - here are her 10 things:

10 pcs of ribbon 10 pics of herself
10 paperclips 10 safety pins
10 hearts 10 stickers of states
10 buttons 10 butterfly stickers
10 bone stickers 10 jewels

She is in LOVE with the poster. We worked together well and had fun! She never even got frustrated which was a major accomplishment!! Tuesday is the big 100th day! She has been talking about it since BEFORE Christmas break!

Less than a week til my bday! Get to see one SUPER AMAZING friend on Wednesday and another on Fri and then on Sat, K and I are going to the zoo and maybe we will go to the melting pot for dinner :)

Softball starts Wednesday - the freaking coldest day of winter...GREAAATTTTTT.....

Anyone want to buy some candy LMAO!!

Ohhhhh! Watching The Outsiders. Have not seen it in ages. LOVE IT!

Here comes the sun...

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Well, tonight was a busy night! Girl Scouts at 6:30 and then a coaches meeting at 7:00 on the OTHER side of Atascocita...

It was hard for me to leave the meeting. I am a control freak. I can admit it LOL. Liana is great and I heard she handled it fine!!

Coaches meeting went well. Found out we will be practicing Mon/Wed which works out perfect because it does not interfere with scouts! YAY!! Can't wait to practice Monday!

I feel like a huge idiot because my stupid fingers would not work and I hit send twice before I was done! These parents are going to think I am a MORON!!! oh well...

Lets go Ladybugs Lets go!!!

Anyone want to buy some softball candy???? It is yummy! Yes I know I just asked my entire circle to buy cookies, but here is some chocolate :) It will sell, I just have to sell it! Door to door again...

OH YEAH!!!!! I have a big big interview tomorrow! I had a phone interview with them LAST Monday (1-17). AYE YAI YAI! I am nervous!!! I want this job bad! Soooo, pray for me tonight and tomorrow and keep them coming :) I will post as soon as I hear something!!!!

Here comes the sun...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Well, I had my team meeting tonight! It went well, I recruited two dads to be asst. coaches! LOVE that they want visors like the girls and me!!! That is super cool!

I passed out candy and showed the uniform we needed. I got all e-mail addresses and met most of the girls! I have twins on my team. They are identical. I am in trouble. KJ was able to tell them apart...I am going to have to get them name tags!!

I am just waiting on my practice schedule from my division director. The girls are SUPER ready to play! All the parents seem nice. I am sooo excited!

We should have the ball rolling next week. I have a coaches meeting tom night so maybe I will get it then! GO LADYBUGS!!!

BTW, job interview on Friday! I had a phone interview with this lady last Monday and am having a face to face on Friday! Please send me prayers!! I NEED THIS JOB!! It is a cool one too! It is for and export/import compliance analyst for Dresser Industries. Basically I make sure that everything that was sent in or out of the country for this business unit was done correct.


Here comes the sun...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Favorite things (at the moment)

A few of my fav things change, but a few stay the same...

1. My gorgeous growing daughter. She changes for the better every day. She is smart and OH so funny!!

2. My heating pad. It has been keeping my back feeling good. Mostly I use it for keeping me warm in this chilly house.

3. SOFTBALL! I am stoked that Kendall is playing and even though I know that I am stressed and overwhelmed with responsibilities, I am also STOKED that I am coaching!

4. lotion - weird I know! I have never been a foo foo girly girl, but lately I have had some dry skin and K's is ALWAYS weird. I bought us a big jug and slather us both down just after the shower. It has felt great!!!

5. positivity from people - so many people know that I am down and out - I am broke, jobless, and sad - I have some good friends that have been helping me keep my faith and my positive outlook :) It is hard, but they are helping so THANKS!!!

6. my new softball glove - ok, I know I already posted softball, but this glove - ohhhhh it is so cool to be a grown up! This glove is cheap now, but 25 years ago, I probably drooled over one just like it!!!! It is soft and smells all leathery! It is sitting with a glove in the pocket and a big strap around it getting ready for this weekend when K and I go practice!!!

7. coffee - this will always be on my list - tonight in the bathtub K made me a peppermint coffee - I love that she knows that is my fav kind - it makes me smile that she knows me so well - I don't think I have ever told her this outright so it is even more special

8. my birthday - it is only 10 short days away :) - I don't want anything - just to spend a day with my girl - maybe we will head to the zoo. Who knows. I know that she is more excited about it than I am :) Another reason why she is my ultimate #1

9. girl scout cookies - I am in love with cookies - I may not feel this way in a few weeks when there are oodles of cases in my house, but as I mentioned the other day, I am super proud of my babies and all their hard work! Especially my own who has only 100 to go to reach her main goal! GO GIRLS!

10. reading - last year I read 26 books - I plan to at least meet that goal and maybe exceed it - only time will tell. I am on book #3 that I plan to finish by Monday! Three in one month isn't too shabby...

AND, did I mention that Kbug is AWESOME!! She just made me laugh - yes, I know that it is almost 2am, but she sleeps with me. So, she is a huge sleep talker. She does this ALLLLLL the time. It is beyond funny. Just a second ago I heard her giggle! I looked over and she was smiling!

MAN I LOVE HER!!!!!! Tomorrow is picture day at school for class pics and Spring pics (a little early if you ask me, but you didn't, so, I digress). She picked out a red with white polka dots pillowcase dress. It has a Minnie silhouette on the front. She is going to wear this with a black shirt and black leggings underneath and a red bow in her hair. After I make the hair flat of course...

I will try and remember to get a pic of her before we leave for school!!

Here comes the sun...


Monday, January 24, 2011

WHAT am I thinking???

I look back over the weekend and I find myself asking myself "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??"

I have aspirations as a working mom to be able to do everything a stay at home mom gets to do. I KNOW I can't do it all, but I want to be there as much as I can. Case in point, I got my teaching certificate so I could be home with Kendall as much as a working mom can be. I know this does not always allow me to do all school related functions, but it lets me do a lot. Plus, it allows me to get home early and volunteer for things in the evenings.

BUT WAIT, I did not get a teaching job yet and it is looking grim with the grand Gov. Perry making EDUCATIONAL CUTBACKS!!!!!! Sooo, as sad as I am, I have to go back and get an office job...This leaves me way less time to be the kind of mom I have always dreamed of being. BUT, I am going to just do it.

So far, I have decided to be K's troop leader. It is honestly not a tough job so far and I REALLY enjoy it! We only meet two times a month, maybe three if we have an extra event so, so far, so good. Well, I had to be cookie mom because no one else volunteered. This is OK. I wanted Kendall and her friends to be able to sell cookies. Even though no one volunteered, I am not going to let them go without. That is how my mom was and in turn, me too. I will do anything for a kid :) This will only get stressful in Feb and March when cookies come in and money changes hands! I am good. I can do it. I am highly educated and easygoing. As long as everyone follows the schedule and dates...YAY!!

Now, Saturday, K tried out for softball. She was EVER SO excited and so was I. After having played almost my entire childhood, I couldn't wait to sign her up. Well, there we were, waiting on the tryouts to start and the division director starts asking for more coaches. I kind of walked away because I was SO tempted. I came back a few minutes later and he was still asking. GRRR!! I opened my mouth and this spilled out "OK, I'll do it."

Now don't get me wrong, I WANTED to do it, but with my above mentioned previous commitments and my impending job...ummm yeah, how am I going to fit this in???

SO, ok, I watch all the girls try out, rate them, come home, and think about my picks. On Sunday we had our draft. OH YEAH! Guess who drew #1!! This girl!!

So, I got to pick my color first - red for ladybugs OF COURSE!!! Then I got first pick. I got this AWESOME set of twins in the first round because siblings have to be on the same team! SCORE ONE FOR THE LADYBUGS. The draft went well, everyone was super nice! I am excited.

Near the end, the division director, J, tells us OK, the practice schedule will be sent out this week. You will be randomly assigned two days of the week. OH WAIT, I think - helloooooo Girl Scouts...He says if I end up getting a Thursday, I can see if another coach will trade me. So, now that is hanging over my head.

Then I hear, um ok there is a mandatory coahes meeting on Thursday at 7 - ummm heelllooooo GIRL SCOUTS MEETING THIS WEEK AT 6:30...OK, I can get my ever so fantastic co-leader to run this one and I will stop by for just a minute to rave to my girls how great they did on cookies!!

Then I hear we have to have a parents meeting by Wednesday and pass out fundraiser...OK, soooo Tuesday night, Service Unit for meeting for troop leaders for girl scouts, Wednesday night is now going to have to be my parents meeting, and Thursday I have girl scouts and a mandatory coaches meeting. OK, I can do this.

My heart is in the right place, I have not decided where my head is yet. And when I get a job! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

It is OK, I want to do this all more than anything! I am so thankful for the wonderful blessing that is my daughter. I will figure it out. I am a great organizer and planner, just sometimes a procrastinator...This will have to change!!

And, in case you were wondering, my girls did AWESOME! at cookie sales. Can't tell you the number yet because some of my moms read this and I want the girls to know first heee heee heeee

Until next time...




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Friday, January 21, 2011


OK, I am going to admit something...I still have my Christmas stuff up. I am SO lazy!! I can't get motivated AT ALL!! I seem to just want to come home after I drop K off at school and sleep. Some days I don't even take a shower!!! It is ridiculous!!! Chris goes back to work next week so I am going to get it done!!! I have to! This is INSANE! I mean realllyyyyy...

K has softball tryouts tomorrow! I am SO SO excited! I played softball my ENTIRE childhood and it is SO awesome that she wants to play too! Years ago, we bought her a pink and purple softball glove. I got it down the other night and started softening it up. It fits her and it is broken in pretty good for tryouts! We went last night to get her some cleats. Academy didn't have the ones they had in her size, but we found the CUTEST pink and white softball shirt and some adorable pink capri sweatpants for tryouts and practice >

On another wonderful note, with Granny's help, we are at 278 boxes of cookies. We are waiting on three more orders and are going to go around the neighborhood tomorrow and Sunday! Her goal is 400 and she has until March to get there! I am pretty darn sure we will make it! I am so proud of her drive and commitment! She is a cookie BEAST! I love her for that! Girl Scouts and cookies were another one of my fav things growing up. This girl steals my heart more every day!

I still have not found a job, but I just heard today that I have a face to face interview at Dresser on Thursday. I also have a good feeling about the interview I went on earlier this week. I am also waiting on two more interviews. I really hope I get the Dresser job. It is a little farther away from where I want to be, BW8/290, but not SUPER far. Regardless, Kendall is going to have to be back in aftercare longer. No more 3:30 pick-up. It is OK, I hope to be teaching in August, but if not, I want an awesome job in the meantime.

Payless is having a BOGO event going on and I have been DYING for some new shoes! I found three AWESOME pairs and K got a pair. I got a denim looking pair of cork wedges, a brown pair of work wedges, and a cute looking purple gladiator type that match K's pair. Hers are pink and mine are purple (both or respective fav colors). Now, despite how much I love winter, I am DYING for spring now to wear all these shoes!!!!

Kendall's second looses tooth is still hanging in there. She lost the first one over a month ago and the two big girl teeth are coming in. One in the missing hole and one behind the loose one. I have been working with her to get it loosened so it doesn't cause any damage. Maybe by my birthday!

SPEAKING of birthday's!!!!! Mine is only 14 short days away!!!!! I don't know that I am doing anything at all, I am in a weird place, but it is still a birthday! Maybe I will treat myself to a pedi or something.

Like I said, I am in a weird place. I don't know where my life is headed right now. I know more than anything, I need a job. I want to make some changes, but I can't do anything without $$$. I SO need to get my butt in the pool. I am planning on doing an indoor tri on March 6th, but...I have not swam in ages. I don't know if I am going to make it LOL. I SO want my gym membership back! WAAHHHH!!!!!!!

OK, I will update after tryouts tomorrow :)

Here comes the sun doo doo do do do...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Again!

WOW! Check out this awesome blog I found today! It combines a few things from my top favs :) Mickey Mouse and scrapping!!!

Check her ou! She does GREAT work!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


This is totally random, but I just had to get my feelings out!

We just watched precious and I am SO bothered. I hate to believe that there are people like that in the world. It was a very disturbing movie that is for sure!! I want to help those people. I want to open a huge house and take all those poor babies in. I HATE ABUSE! Those babies never asked for any of that :(

On another note, Kendall is 12 boxes away from her initial goal and just over 200 from her main goal LOL! She is loving selling cookies! I am loving selling cookies. I am also cookie mom which scares me a little! I am responsible to get everyone's cookies and distribute them. We have to pick them up on a work day. I know I don't have a job now, but I will by then I hope!!

She told me tonight that she loves me a thousand hundred fifty twenty and plus twelve.
That in a 5yo's brain is A LOT!!!!! I am so loved. I love her so much!!!!!!! She is the best thing in the WORLD. I love her giggles. I love her smile. I love that no matter what it is that she is doing, from playing a game to hugging me or playing My Little Ponies or telling me something she doesn't like, she does it with the utmost PASSION!!! She puts her whole heart and soul into EVERYTHING! She is amazing. She is a beautiful little person that makes the worst day instantly better!

Here comes the sun...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another week

Well, the retreat was...AWESOME! I missed my girl but it was nice to get away and have someone else cook for you!!! I got a ton of work done and am almost done with 2008. I am so thankful for my friend Jaime and the crops and retreats she holds. The last two years of knowing her have been great. I got a ton of scrapping done AND I have met some wonderful and sweet people. They are pretty much my closest friends even though we don't see each other enough!!

Kendall had a rough week at school behavior wise. I don't know what is going on, but she had a hard time listening. I sure hope she can fix it next week. I don't like having to get on her.
We had girl scouts and added a new member, Hope. She had registered for scouts but never picked up by a troop. As soon as I found out about that I snatched her up! She is Kendall's friend in her class so we already knew her. It went well and the girls earned a petal.

We are in the midst of cookie sales! My girl is a SUPER cookie seller! She LOVES it! This makes me SO happy since I was also a super seller :) They just went on sale on the 8th and we are just shy of 100 packages!!!!!

Chris got a JOB today!!!!! YAY! He was so happy! It is at a great company in the transportation industry called Maersk. They are a Danish company and are supposed to be very good to their people. They have a gym, a cafe, and a massage therapist from what I hear! He starts on the 24th!

As for me, I have some leads, but nothing concrete. I have a phone interview tomorrow. An interview Tuesday and two more that I am waiting to hear back on!! I am praying every day that God puts me in the right place. I know he has a plan for me so I am trying to remember that and give my stress over to him and trust in my faith that he will lead me in the right direction.

I had been running and training for a half-marathon. When I did not make the race (there was a lottery), I gave up. BUT, I have been really wanting to get back into it. I have also been wanting to do a triathlon BAD! Even more than the half. I found one super close to me and it is all women. I have been thinking about doing it. A friend from high school is doing it and I asked my friend Jaime if she wanted to. She wasn't sure but today emailed me that there is one at our gym that she wants to do! It is all indoor and not distance based but time based. It is early March so we can get our feet wet and then train for the distance based one!

SO EXCITED! Now I just need to get my gym membership reinstated so I can practice my swimming!!!!!


Kendall is also signing up for SOFTBALL!! Another one of my fav things. She has tryouts next Saturday so that is something I am REALLY looking forward to.

I will keep you posted on the outcome of all the above events :)


Thursday, January 6, 2011


So, I have gone on a few interview and nothing yet, but I am trying to remain hopeful! I found out today a job opened up at K's school!!!! YAY! Applied online, emailed principal and in the morning I will drop off my resume to the office and to K's teacher!!!!

PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, better get to bed! After I get back in the morning, my local (in relative terms) bestie is coming to pick me up for our annual WINTER RETREAT!!!!!!!!! YAY! Three days of me time! I will miss K and it is hard because I know how much she misses me!!

BUT, her and I have a date on Monday afternoon to go sell sell sell some girl scout cookies!!

Anyone interested???


I may post at the retreat, but I have alot of work I want to get done!!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Back to school...

Well, it was back to school day for K today! She did GREAT! She got up in a happy mood, got ready with no problems, ate breakfast and even wore what I wanted her to LOL!!

I MISSED HER! Since I am not working (love being home, hate the zero income), I was home with her the whole Christmas break. It was such an amazing blessing. Today was BORING! No Wii, no operation, I even had to remember to eat! AND, just as I was snuggling in for a nap, I realized it was time to go get her...OH well, there is always tomorrow. She stayed on green which was super impressive because I just knew she was going to have SO much to say after being away from her friends and teachers for that long!!!

A positive note, I have an interview tomorrow. It is far away and not for a lot of money, but it is an interview...I have applied to AT LEAST 100 jobs. It pains me to say that!! I have always gotten jobs so easily and have always left a job for a new one. This is the first time that I have ever really had to look. I am praying that tomorrow goes well because I could just take this one (which is a smidge more than unemployment) until a better paying one comes along. This is a marketing company for some fortune 500 companies. Hopefully, another one of the 8 jillion hiring people will call me too and maybe, just maybe I will have a job mid-month.

BTW, my birthday is only 31 short days away!!! I hope some major changes have gone into effect by then, but only time will tell!!!

I will let you all know (all sad 5 followers (I so wish I had more)) tomorrow how it goes!!!


Monday, January 3, 2011

:( Last Day!

Well, these 17 days went by WAY too fast :( Tomorrow K goes back to school. I am not ready to let her go! This means she is halfway to FIRST GRADE!!!!!

I had a wonderful Christmas with her and we were lazy and played and played and relaxed and snuggled and LOVED! She is excited to get back to school. She misses her friends. I do miss routine a little bit, but her going back means I have to find a job.

I am beyond STRESSED about this! I am so so worried about money and life and everything! I have applied for TONS of jobs and am waiting to hear. Only time will tell.

I have two new television obsessions: Storage Wars and Hoarders. On Storage Wars, this set of guys go to different storage units that are being auctioned and bid on them! On Hoarders, the film people that have houses that are BEYOND dirty. It is like a car crash. You can't stop watching. It is insane. I just don't see how people can let their houses get like this. REALLY!!

In my 26 books of 2010 I started reading Jamess Patterson. I am on the last publeished book of a series called "Women's Murder Club." It made me smile tonight. One of the women, Yuki, the lawyer, was in a bar and was talking to the bartender. She laughed and he said "I think the sun just came out." She laughed and smiled again and he said "Here comes the sun." I had to smile. I have been told that I have a gorgeous smile and a great laugh AND I just changed my mantra to........HERE COMES THE SUN!!! It was really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I will post tomorrow on how our first day back goes!! AND, only three more days until RETREAT!!!!!!

Here comes the sun...

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Here are my resolutions...

1. To drink less soda and more water
2. To lose 20 lbs
3. To be a better mom
4. To play outside with K more
5. To find peace for myself
6. To start attending church

I think these are all attainable. I just need to be mindful of them! There in lies the problem!!

I will keep you updated!

Here comes the sun...

More New Year...

OK - I stole this from another blog, but I really liked it! I am really obsessing over the new year. I want to remember the old and embrace the new! So, here goes...

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

Took my baby girl to her first day of Kindergarten.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Sort of. I got my teaching cert, but now how I wanted. I resolved to be a better mom and I think I did that. I resolved to lose weight, but didn’t.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes! A few did and a few were blessed with adoptions!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes, just before Christmas.

5. What countries did you visit?

USA :)

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?


7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

There are so many! Two really stand out! K’s first day of school and Dec. 26th, the day she lost her first tooth!!!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I would say finishing my teaching cert and becoming a real teacher. Even though I didn’t get a teaching job :(

9. What was your biggest failure?

I quit running because I felt defeated.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

None for me. K got a spider bite and a nasty viral skin infection called Molluscum.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

It would have to be K’s b-day and Christmas presents :) Well, her school supplies too!!!!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Kendall hands down!! She had a hard time adjusting to school and the expectations. For the first few weeks she jumped from green to yellow, but didn’t like it. She has been on green since mid-October! She has tried SO hard and is really doing a fantastic job.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

There are a few that surprised me, but mostly myself. Just for allowing myself to think and feel the way I do sometimes.

14. Where did most of your money go?

stupid bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Two things really…K starting Kinder and K losing her first tooth!!!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night by Black Eyed Peas – it was K’s pre-K graduation song!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? Sadder – I have no job and no idea what the next month even holds
b) thinner or fatter? about the same
c) richer or poorer? Beyond poorer but financially speaking only

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

playing outside with K

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

Christmas morning was at home with K and C and then we went to my mom’s house for dinner. My brother was in town and my sister and two of her kids were there.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?

I fell in love with Kendall even more (if that is even possible). She is growing and changing every day. She is turning into such a smart big girl!!

22. What was your favorite TV program?

I watch waaayyyy too much TV! I love Survivor and The Biggest Loser. OHHHH and Grays Anatomy tooo!!

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I don't "hate" anyone but there are people I just don't like! And a few have made the list this year LOL

24. What was the best book you read?

I read a lot of books. This year I made my goal of 26! I am so proud of that. I think the best one was either “Eat, Love, Pray” by Elizabeth Gilbert or “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I don’t know that I discovered any great music per say, but I did realize I love hippie folksy music.

26. What did you want and get?

I got to spend an amazing weekend at Kickapoo Kamp with my wonderful daughter!

27. What did you want and not get?

A teaching job…

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

I liked a ton! I think Tangled was awesome and Princess and the Frog. Wait, my fav was Ramona and Beezus. Ramona Quimby was my fav literary character from my childhood and I could not wait to see the movie! It did not disappoint! I think I even am raising my own little Ramona. I see sooo many similarities in K and Ramona!!!!

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 34 this year. We went out with Liana and Michael on the weekend and saw Dear John. On the actual day I just chilled at home with the fam and a COOKIE CAKE!!!!!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

One thing…a teaching job or just not having lost my job.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

I tried to change my fashion a little and dress a little younger.

32. What kept you sane?

My beautiful daughter and some wonderful friends!

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Who did I fancy??? I like Jon Corbett. I like a lot of super cute boys that are famous!

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

I do not follow politics.

35. Who did you miss?

I miss my friends. I talk to them on FB or via text a lot, but they don’t all live close so we can’t really hang out as much as we would like. This WILL change in 2011!

36. Who was the best new person you met?

Hmmmm, this is a tough one. I met my friend Dayna’s mom who is really cool! I met some great mom’s through K’s school and girl scouts.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Hug your children tightly, even if the try to squirm away. (I stole this from the person I stole the question list from, but it is great).
Also, you can’t change anyone but yourself!!!!

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

A new one that I have been using on my blog that seems to fit WELL is “Here Comes the Sun.”
So many crazy things happened in 2010 that I feel it has been raining on me. So, in 2011, the sun is going to shine!!

Accomplishments for 2010

After my depressing post yesterday, a friend suggested I list my accomplishments for 2010. I thought I would try that to cheer me up!

I read 26 books!
I completed Kendall's 2007 scrapbook and am about halfway through 2008.
I received my teaching degree.
I helped Kendall win a medal for the Reading Express at the library over the summer.
I pulled K's first loose tooth and she did not even cry!
I found an awesome couch online for $40 for our living room!
I sold a bunch of stuff online to help with some bills over the summer.
I am trying to reinvest myself to my extended family and be there more for them.
I tried and mostly succeeded being a patient mother. 99% of our mornings were drama free!
I worked on being a better friend.
I became a Girl Scout troop leader and am working on changing the lives of 8 girls!
I snuggled and kissed my baby girl every chance I got. She is growing so fast so I am trying hard not to let it slip away.

Wow, thanks J!!!! That did make me feel much better!! LOVE YA GIRL!!!! You are the bomb!

Now, stay tuned for my hopes for 2011.

Here comes the Sun!!!!!