Thursday, April 29, 2010

I have an idea

I have seen on other blogs where they do a Q&A thing and I was wondering what you all think about that??  I have gotten so many questions about my move, about Iceland, etc and I was thinking that maybe I would do a blog post answering your questions!?!?!  Whaddya think??  If you have something you want to know about....ask away in the comment section.  I think that would be a great way to answer the questions you all have :o)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not really in the mood

I have been really crazy busy since I got to Iceland.  I want it this way and I need it this way.  I don't want to sit and think about anything.  I want to be so tired at night that when I lay down to go to sleep, I fall asleep without thinking about anything.  I'm afraid that if I start to think about what is going on that I will just start crying and never stop.  I'm afraid that I will get depressed and not be able to take care of my boys.

I have been going non-stop for a week and a half now and I am really tired right at this moment.  I am physically and mentally exhausted.  The boys are really tired too.  They haven't been going to sleep early enough and it is starting to take its toll on them.  They want to stay up late every night and I understand that it is exciting to do that but the poor things need to get their sleep.  They have had an attitude all day and both look like they could fall asleep standing up!  I made them go to sleep at 9:30 tonight and you would have thought I was hurting them because they were so upset with me.   They need this though and they will be thankful in the morning.

I spent the day with my bestest friend Sigrun yesterday and we had such a good time.  We have gotten together one other time since I moved back and I just love that I have her here.  She is so good for me.  She lets me vent when I need to and she gives me great advice when I need it too.  I love that she listens and she doesn't say anything negative.  I am having a hard time talking about my situation with anyone because I can't stand it if someone talks bad about Dewayne.  I don't want to hear that!  I hate it when I have to start defending him because someone thinks it's okay to tell me they don't like this or that about him.  It is not okay to talk bad about him!!!  He is still my husband and I do love him and I don't want to hear people talk bad about him.  It hurts to hear it.  I'm allowed to say what I want but no one else is allowed to say it!!!

Does that make sense to you guys?  I try to stay neutral when people are upset with their spouse or friend because I don't want them to think after the fact that I have some sort of problem with the person that they are having a problem with because I said something.  Wow, did that just make sense?  

I'm moving on to another subject all together :o)

My title Not in the mood was just meaning that I am not in the mood to blog right now.  Not that I don't want to blog, I just don't really know what to blog about!?!?!?!  I feel a little bit lost and I am happy but not...know what I mean?  I have been having a really good time with family and friends and I am so thankful for them...how would I have done this without them???  They are all keeping me so busy and I love it!!

I left the house before 11 this morning and didn't get back until almost 5 pm.  I went to Reykjavik (the capitol of Iceland...about 30 min away from my house) to go shopping with my cousin.  I didn't do much shopping but I had a great time walking the mall with her and our two little guys.  We ended the trip by going to IKEA....I love that place and had not been since January of 2009 so I was super excited!  I bought a few things for Kobe and I bought a garbage can for the kitchen but that's about it :o)

After I came home I watched my niece and nephew until about 9 pm, my sister is in college and she has finals coming up and her hubby was working.  I made the kids some spaghetti and then another cousin of mine come over with his wife and daughter and they stopped over here for about an hour or so.  He fixed one of my radiators while he was here...he's a plumber :o)  I love being able to call someone if I need help!!!  I have a plumber, electrician and carpenter in the family!!  Can't beat that huh?  

I just realized that for someone who wasn't in the mood to blog I sure did blog a lot huh?  LOL!!!

Now I am going to do a little bit of putting some stuff away.  I still have a ton of stuff to do around the house here.  I have been gone so much that I haven't done much here at all...I'm not worried though, I have forever to do all of this!!

Oh, just a little tooting here but I wanted to tell you that I have lost 5 lbs since I got here :o)  I am super excited!!!  I think I may have lost those 5 lbs at the airport coming here though LOL!!  It was such hard work to get everything and everyone here hahahahaha!! 

I'm done now.  What have you been up to??  I talk so much about myself that I almost forgot about you!!!  I didn't though, thank goodness :o)  Have a great rest of the day/night!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Iceland

On Monday April 19th I woke up and Dewayne and I went to get a UHAUL trailer to put on the back of the Tahoe.  We loaded the trailer up and finished the last things we needed to do such as get Markus and Kobe hair cuts.  We left at about 1 pm and headed towards Minnesota.  It took us almost 9 hours to get to the airport in St. Paul....well the hotel that was right next to the airport.  Sorry I wasn't able to see you Pennie but by the time I passed your town it was after 9 and we were ready to get to the hotel and get to sleep.

When we got to the hotel it took us well over an hour to get all the suitcases in and get settled.  We said our good byes to Dewayne and his cousin who drove with to MN.  It was really hard to say bye, it was even harder to watch Kobe say bye to his Daddy that he loves so much.  I cried most of that night, when I woke up the next morning I looked like someone had beaten me and my face forgot to bruise.  I was really swollen.  I decided at that point that I was not going to allow myself to cry on the way to Iceland.

The boys and I headed to the airport at a little after 9 am with the shuttle from the hotel and all of our bags...it ended up being 11 suitcases and 5 carry ons not including the diaper bag, my laptop and purse.  To say we had our hands full is an understatement.  It was really hard to get everything checked in by myself with 3 boys.  Tyrique and Markus helped me so much but I would have needed 1 or 2 more adults to pull this off.  We had 3 luggage carts, Kobe's stroller and we were pulling suitcases behind us.  By the time I got the suitcases checked in I was exhausted and the poor boys were too.

We went through security and let me tell you...security is no joke!!!  They went through everything we owned and we had to repack everything as fast as we could right there on the spot as we were trying to put on our shoes and belts.  After we got through security we hit a rest area for families, they had couches, rockers, a crib and changing table.  We were sitting there when I realized I had forgotten my bag that had all my toiletries in it.  I ran back to security and they found my bag and as they started going through the bag I saw that the bag also had all my jewelry in it too :-0  That would have been horrible to lose!!!  Thank goodness security found my bag!

After that the boys and I went to our gate and waited to be called into our plane.  Once we were in the plane Tyrique fell asleep right away and Kobe was asleep before the plane had taken off.  Markus fell asleep fast after that and I couldn't for the life of me fall asleep.  I can never sleep in planes or cars....I am always so excited and scared at the same time that I can't relax enough to fall asleep.  

The plane ride went smooth and we got to Philly and decided to get some Chinese food while we were there.  We ate at the gate so we wouldn't have to run around like crazy.  Kobe played with a little boy there and Tyrique, Markus and I chit chatted about getting to Iceland.  We were only in Philly for about and hour and then off to Boston we went.

The boys stayed awake in the plane to Boston and we talked and played around with plenty of space to do so.  When we got to Boston we had to take a shuttle to a different terminal and check into our plane that was headed to Iceland.  We didn't spend very much time waiting there either...we were very lucky with the layover times, they were all nice and short.  We boarded the plane to Iceland at about 9 pm on Tuesday the 20th of April after a long 12 hours of traveling.  The plane ride to Iceland took about 5.5 hours and no one slept very much in that plane besides Tyrique.  Kobe fell asleep about an hour before we got there and I had to wake him up about 40 minutes later to change his diaper and dress him. 

We got to Iceland at 7 something am Iceland time (2 am Chicago time) after a VERY long trip into our wonderful families arms.  If felt so good to finally be finished with traveling but it doesn't feel real that we are moved here.  I enrolled the boys in school the day we got here and they started school today.  They both loved school and had nothing but good things to say when they came home.  We spent Thursday-Saturday at my Mamma's house and it was so good to be there.  The boys went swimming with my sisters and Kobe spent lots of time at the park or on walks with my sisters...they LOVE having the baby there to play with and spoil :o)

I went to look at the school that I want to go to Law school at and I loved it!!!  It looks like a great place to live and raise children.  It is a tiny little college town about 30 minutes away from where my Mamma lives and about 2-2.5 hours away from where I live right now.  The town has a little store that is only open a few hours a day, a pre-school, the college and housing for the students and teachers.  Tyrique

I am really excited about this school and can't wait to start this new adventure in our life.  Right now I am trying to unpack and put everything away that needs to be put away.  I came to my house on Saturday and have been cleaning and trying to put stuff away since.  The apartment has been sitting for 9 months so there is a lot of dust to clean.  I have emptied all the suitcases but the stuff is sitting on the floor in the living room and dining room in piles waiting to be put away....as soon as I find a place for everything it will be put away :o)

Now I am going to go put Kobe to bed, he doesn't want to go to sleep on his own tonight.  He needs his Mamma there with him.  He is really insecure and he is having a pretty hard time with this move and separation form his Daddy.  Hopefully he will start doing better soon.  He has been asking for his pacifier a lot lately and I was really tempted to go buy him one yesterday...I was just feeling really sorry for him then!  I didn't go buy one though, I don't want to have to take it away from him again.

I just got my computer set up today and I will be posting more and also getting around to reading some blogs too....imagine that :o)  I have had withdraws from not being able to blog and read what is going on in your worlds.  

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We are here

I just want to write a really quick blog post to let you all know that the boys and I made it safely to Iceland.  We got here about 4 hours ago after a really long and exhausting trip.  We are all really tired but happy to be here finally.  I will try to write on here as soon as I get the chance to.  Miss you guys!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Last Saturday

On my last Saturday in the states I spent the day on the phone.  I have been talking to friends and my wonderful Aunt Sharla today.  I am really going to miss Sharla.  She doesn't like to fly so I know I won't see her in Iceland so I am going to have to make sure I get out to see her when I come to the states next time.

I am pretty much all packed.  I have a few little things here and there that need to be put into the last suitcase.  I need to wash my jeans that I am going to wear for the journey home.  Can you believe it I said home!!!  I am going home :-O  I can not believe Iceland is going to be home to me again in a few days.  Some of you have asked if I will be able to get home with the active volcano that has grounded a whole bunch of airports in Europe....the answer to that is, I hope so!!!  Right now that way that the wind is blowing it is causing the ash to go to Europe grounding flight in many different countries such as England, Sweden, etc.  If the wind starts blowing in this direction I am in trouble and my flights will probably be cancelled.  But for now I am optomistic that I will be just fine getting home.  Keep us in your prayers if you are the praying type would ya :o)

I have been talking to my Mamma, sisters and my Aunt Sonja and we have been talking about what we are going to do when I get to Iceland.  I can tell you that the day I get there I am going to enroll the boys in school and then I am going to get my hair did :o)  I can not wait to get some highlights in my hair....I have two aunts that are hair dressers and I am super excited to be able to have great hair again. 

I am going to an open house at the college that I will be attending Law school on Thrusday.  I am so excited about checking out the school and the little town that I will be living in next year.  Before I start law school I have to go to an accilerated program where I get my Associates in one year and when I am done with that I can start towards my law degree.  I am going to get my associates in the school that is located in about 5 minutes away from my house.

I own an apartment or maybe rather a duplex in Icleand and I am going to be moving back there when I get to Iceland.  I also own a car that will be ready and waiting for me when I get there.  I am so relieved that I still own them....at least I have somewhere to start.  It is so much easier to start your life from scratch when you have a home and a car.  I didn't have either one here in the states. 

My posts have been a little bit all over the place lately and I am sorry for that but that is how my mind is lately :o)    I am going to go watch some more TV now...a Lifetime movie that I recorded called The Front.  I hope you have a great night and I will see you tomorrow for Getting to Know YOU!


Good Night everyone!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Seriously???

A few weeks ago I wrote about taking the boys to the doctors to get their school physical.  I had to take Markus to get a ct scan on his brain and sinus's and he had to have an EKG and Echo cardiogram.  Tyrique had to have x-rays on his knees and he was supposed to go see a dermatologist for his eczema (the doctor said he would get us the appointment to see the dermatologist and call me with the info). 

I took the boys right away to get all the tests done and was really worried about the results.  I called and stalked the doctor about the test results for Markus and was told that his EKG and Echo had come back normal.  I asked about his CT scan and was told that the doctor didn't have the results back yet and he would call me as soon as he did.  I'm still waiting!!!!

Tyrique has still not seen a dermatologist for his skin....the doctor never called back even though I have called his pediatrician repedetly.  I got an answer in regards to his x-rays on his knees....he has some sort of bone deficiency in his left knee and I was asked to go take him to get an MRI right away so we can see what kind of bone deficiency it is.  I made an appointment right away and called the doctor a few days later to find out the test results and I was told that they would call me right back with the test results.

I am still waiting.  I have called a few times and everytime I call they tell me they will call me back :o(  I'm tired of waiting so this morning I called and told the girl that I was calling to find out the test results for my sons and she asked for the first name and asked me to hold.  I waited and she came back and told me Markus's CT scan came back fine.  Then I told her Tyrique's name and she got mad and said...you never told me you needed test results for two kids!!! 

I said to her that I had told her from the beginning that I was waiting for the test results for my sons as in two sons not just one son.  The girl was so nasty to me and made sure I knew that this was an inconvinience for her to be getting the results.  I asked to speak to her supervisor and when the other girl came on the phone she was just as nasty as the first girl and told me that I just have to wait and they will call me back.  I told her that I have been waiting for weeks on these test results and that I am moving out of the country on Monday and she said....I am going to have to call you back!!!  I asked her if I could please wait while she looks up the results and she said NO!!!  We are busy and have to call you back!!!  Seriously!!!  I am so irritated with them!!  How do rude people keep their jobs??? 

I just called the doctors office back and was told that the doctor has to give me the test results and he should be there in 10 minutes.  Do you think he is going to call me today??  I seriously doubt it!!!  This is so frustrating!!  I just want to scream and yell and cry.....oh wait, I have done all of those things in the last 30 minutes.  Why do people have to make things like this so difficult.  I just want to know that my kids are safe.  The doctor scared me so bad the first time I went there and I just want to be able to breath easy knowing that both of my sons are healthy and they don't need anything further done. 

Five Question Friday

It's Friday!!!  My last Friday in America :o(  I can't believe it is almost time for me to go.  The time seems to be going too fast but yet not fast enough.  I did get some exciting news yesterday...the day after I get to Iceland there is an open house at the college that I am wanting to go to.  I am really excited about that :o)  I need to make sure I get everything done on the day that I get to Iceland so I can go the next day to the open house.






Now you know that on Fridays I participate in a blog hop called Five Question Friday.  Mama M over at My Little Life came up with this super fun blog hop and I love playing along.  If you want to play along all you have to do is press the button above.  Have fun :o)

1. What words do you use on your blog/online that you don't use in real life?

I can tell you that my language is a lot better on this blog than it is in real life :o) 

2. Do you still write checks?

Sometimes but very seldom.  I write checks for the rent but nothing else.  I hate to be in line at the store and someone in front of me is writing a check....don't they realize that most stores take it electronically (immediatly) out of your checking account??  Besides, it take so much loooonger to write a check!!!!

3. Who was your favorite President and why?

  I like President Lincoln....he freed the slaves :o) 

4. Are you a yeller?

Yes, I am a yeller!!!  I can't help it and I hate it :o(  My poor kids have to deal with my loud self all the time...poor things.  I am going to try to be better about that!

5. Have you ever dumpster dived?
 
Gross!!!  No thank you!!!  I am not into dumpsters or diving into them...eeewww!!!

Friday Follow

It's time for Friday Follow!!!  Press on the button below to check it out and join in the fun.

Friday Follow


If you are visiting my blog for the first time....HI!!  My name is Helga.  I am starting a new journey with my sons by moving to Iceland next Tuesday.  We are starting our life over again due to a divorce.  I am from Iceland and I am going to be moving back home to where I have family and I am starting school this fall to get my law degree.  I hope you decide to follow along on our journey to a new life.  If you decide to follow along please leave me a comment so I can check out your blog and follow you back.  Thanks for stopping by :o)


Last Thursday in America

I am so irritated that my favorite Thursday night TV shows are reruns this week :o(  I was really looking forward to watching my favorite shows.  I sure hope I can watch them online in Iceland.  My sister told me that I can not watch Hulu.com in Iceland, it's blocked.  Also she said that NBC.com, ABC.com, etc are all blocked too.  There has to be another way to watch my shows on the internet.

Today I have been packing and calling the airline company to make sure I can take everything with me.  I didn't get very many answers from them :o(  I am trying to find out how I can ship bikes for the boys.  The airline told me I have to put them in boxes or in a bag???  I don't know how you put bikes in a bag?  I asked if I can put a bag over the bikes and the lady acted as if I had asked her if I could carry them on the plane with me.  I guess I will find out when I get to the airport?

I bought shoes for the boys today and bought myself a pair of tennis shoes.  They are super cute and I love 'em!!!  They are hot pink and black :o)  I love pink!!  I will try to take a picture and show them to you so you too can see how cute they are. 

I am trying to get all the last minute things done now because Dewayne will be gone this weekend and he is going to have the car so I am stuck in the house with no car :o(  I need to go to the boys' schools tomorrow morning to get their transcripts and then I need to get Markus and Kobe's hair cut tomorrow.  Tyrique wont cut his hair...he's growing it out :o) 

Okay, I am going to stop for now so I can write my Friday Follow post :o)

Have a great night!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Last Wednesday in America

Today we went to the museum and everyone had a great time.  I took some pictures.....last time I went I forgot my camera and this time I made sure to remember it but wouldn't ya know....it died!!!!  Stupid camera!!!  I am too lazy to load the pictures on my computer otherwise I would show you the pictures we took.  Tomorrow maybe :o)


So, I guess I jinks it yesterday by saying thank you to my followers.  I lost one :o(  I have a feeling I know what it was all about but who knows.  Oh well...thanks to the rest of you for sticking around :o)  I promise my blog posts will get more exciting after I get over this lil bump in the road.....it's really a huge bump in the road but let's pretend it's not.

Okay, I don't really have anything exciting to say today.  Sorry!!!  I had to say good bye to Jalen today and that was really hard.  I had to explain to him that we were leaving and he was not going to be able to go along and I had to explain that Daddy is going to be staying too.  He was happy to hear that Daddy is going to be sticking around but he wasn't able to understand why I am going to be leaving and taking his brothers with me. 

Now that I have bored you to death I am going to say good bye and go to bed.  Good night everyone!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Knock Knock

Is anyone there??  Sorry I have been slacking on the blogging the last few days.  I am busting my butt packing and I haven't had the time to read all the blogs I have wanted to read.  If I stopped by your blog lately and didn't comment....sorry!  I am trying to get to as many blogs as possible and figured I can do that faster if I don't comment.  Usually I try to comment as much as I can because I too love comments :o)

I have to say that I am amazed at how many followers I have!!!  148 people following lil ol' me :o)  You guys make my day everytime I get on here and see that I have a new follower.  Friday Follow has made a lot of this happen and I have to say it's great but I love it when I get a new follower the old fashion way.  Thanks for making my day yawl!!

Tomorrow we are going to take a break from packing to take the boys to the Museum of science and industry in Chicago.  The boys are going to ditch school and we are all going to go explore the museum.  They are sooooo excited!!!  Honestly, I am too :o)

What do you have planned for tomorrow???  What have you been up to??  Want me to tell you a joke???

Knock knock

Who's there??

Banana

Banana who???

Knock knock

Who's there???

Banana

Banana who???

Knock knock

Who's there???

Orange

Orange who???

Orange you glad I didn't say Banana???  LOL

That was my kids' favorite knock knock joke for a long time.

Orange you glad I shared it with you???




I'm a dork......I know!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

7 Suitcases packed

As of tonight I have 7 suitcases packed.  I have gone through most of my clothes and packed them and now I need to go to the store and buy one or two more suitcases and pack the rest of the stuff and then I should be done.

I had to go through a lot of stuff today and some of it was really hard, going through the baby clothes and deciding what to keep and what to donate (these are all clothes that I wanted to keep until the next baby comes along in the family...not me).  I teared up tried not to cry as I went through all of the things I had to donate.  I don't have to keep everything but I have a weird need to keep Kobe's baby things.  I think it is just because I know I will never have another baby and I am trying to hold on to my last baby.

I have been crying a lot lately.  Pretty much once a day for the last week or so.  I am having a hard to coming to terms with the fact that I am moving away and that my marriage is done.  I love Dewayne and I never thought I would be the kind of person who was going to be divorced.  I wanted to be one of the few that only gets married once and stays married forever.  I know we are making the best decision but it still hurts.

Dewayne is being really supportive and lets me cry it out and he even bought me a purse the other day to try to make me feel better :o)  It worked...I felt better at that moment!  I was telling Dewayne that I am looking forward to leaving because it is hard to live with the man that I am getting a divorce from.  It is hard to have to live as if we are fine and everything is honky dory.  I am looking forward to starting my new life and I am looking forward to seeing my family. 

I am not looking forward to knowing that I am leaving my husband, that I will never sleep next to him again, that I won't be able to go to him if I am having a hard day or won't be able to cry on his shoulder when I need to. 

I know this all probably sounds weird...I am leaving the man and I am talking about how much I am going to miss him.  I have been with him for almost 4 years, I love him but we just don't get along.  We are better apart. 

I am going to stop now...I am starting to blabber on and on and I don't even know if it makes any sense.  I need to go to sleep now so I can continue packing tomorrow.  I want to finish packing so I can take the boys to the museum this week and also I want to finish packing so I don't have to do it anymore....I'm beyond over packing!!!  I hate packing and I hate moving!!!

Good night everyone!!



***Edit*** 

After posting this post I thought and saw two other things I wanted to add to this post.

1st- this is my 300th post!!! :o)  I think that is pretty cool!!!


2nd-you know what I am going to miss???  My shows that I watch on TV.  Iceland has one channel that is free (in that sense...everyone in Iceland has to pay some sort of a tax that makes this channel free).  There are only a few other channels and you have to pay an arm and a leg to get them.  I don't think I am going to pay to get these channels, I am going to see how we do without them.

I am really going to miss my shows on TV though, I watch some shows and DO NOT miss them.  Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Biggest Loser, Army Wives (LOVE THIS SHOW), Drop Dead Dive (I love the first season and was really excited to watch it some more), Law and Order SVU, etc. 

Night time is my time and I like to lay in bed watch my shows and knit.  It's really going to suck missing out on my shows :o(


Okay, I am done with editing this post.  I am going to get back to my Criminal Minds....I watch re-runs on ION television everynight.  I record the shows and then watch them after everything else is over....I'm gonna miss my shows :o(

Good night again!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Getting to Know You on my second to last Sunday in the US of A

First off, let's talk garage sale for a few minutes!!!  I told you all yesterday how I did great on Friday.  Yesterday I had 2 people come the whole day!!!  I made $1 the whole day!!!  I sat out there for hours and then gave up and came in the house.  I even took a nap during the garage sale....no one came!!!  Needless to say, there is NO garage sale today!!!  I'm done!  Whatever didn't get sold will be sold on Craigslist or donated to charity.  I'm not sitting outside anymore :o(

Moving on.....Keely over at Mann Land 5 has a great Sunday funday blog hop going on!!!  The blog hop is called Getting to Know YOU!  Keely asks the questions and we answer them...no matter how embarrassing (blushing).  Go check it out by clicking right here with your mouse and have fun with it!!!

1. What color do you wear the most?

Black probably.  Dewayne always complains that I wear too many dark colors...I can't help it, it's slimming (I agree with Keely).

2. Would you rather have $10,000 dollars or a dream vacation?

Show me the MONEY!!!!  I am getting ready to start my life all over and I need to buy everything that goes into the house so I could really use $10,000 right now :o)  I would love to go on a vacation but the boys need beds more than a vacation.

3. Do you have a weird, quirky or unusual habit?

When I give kisses they always have to be in three.  One or two is not enough....I need three!!  If I get four kisses then I start my count over at four and need two more kisses to make it three :o)  

4. I really need to start..........?

Working out again once I move to Iceland.  I have gained over 15 lbs since I moved to Illinois and it's driving me insane!!  I hate to look down and see what I have done to myself since moving here :o(

5. What was the first blog you ever read?

I dunno...I can't remember.  It was probably one of my friends blogs but I can't remember now.  It's been quite a while since then.

6. Do you collect anything?

Dust!!!  LOL I'm kidding.  I collected African masks that hang on the wall but I am not taking my large collection with me to Iceland.  I collect scrapbooking stuff too...I buy it all the time and have tons of scrapbooking stuff.  I can't wait to get to scrapbooking when I move to Iceland.  I will have my Mamma and my sister to scrapbook with :o)

7. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

14

8. Do you text/twitter while driving?

Yep, only at red lights though.  I am not cordinated enough to do it while driving and besides that...it is against the law to text while driving.  I follow the law!!!  I'm too scared to break the law....what if I crash???

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Garage Sale

So, yesterday at 9 am I was trying to rush and finish up the last minute preperations for my Garage sale to start when two people came over.  One woman was coming to purchase my kitchen table and chair set that we had agreed on from craigslist.  In the first 5 minutes of starting my garage sale I made $180 off of two people.  I was really excited and felt really good about the day.  

Over the next few hours people came and went and purchased a ton of stuff.  I sold a bunch of things and by the end of the day I made $460 from selling my stuff.  That did not include the beds or any other big ticket item except the kitchen table and chairs.


I sold Kobe's crib later that night and I have the bunk beds sold (I sold them to Dewayne's cousin who is going to get them next week).  Now I just need to sell a few more big items and then the rest of my stuff from the garage sale.

Now last night I was so tired and had sunburn in my face (crazy huh?) and I wanted to go to sleep early.  Instead of going to bed early I was up talking to my sister and then in bloggy world making new friends and before I knew it it was midnight and I was still up.  I hurried to bed and fell asleep within 30 minutes.

At 4 am I was up again and did not fall asleep again until 7 am.  I was up about 30-45 minutes later tired as all heck and dragging my butt.  I got outside and set up for the garage sale and was really excited thinking that because it is Saturday I would probably have more traffic here today.....that was SO not the case!!!

The garage sale started at 9 am and it is now 1:16 pm and I have had two people come.  One lady at 9 am who bought one thing for $1 and then a guy came by about 1.5 hours ago and he didn't buy anything.  I am feeling so defeated right now.  I am tired, irritated and don't want to sit outside doing nothing while no one comes to buy my stuff!!!  

Ladies, I need you to send me some good vibes!  I need to sell the rest of this stuff so I can use the money to start all over in Iceland.  I was told yesterday that my prices are too low but I want to keep the stuff sellable rather than not be able to sell anything.  I just need the customers!!!  Okay, I am going to go check outside...wish me luck!!

Have a great Saturday! 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Five Question Friday





Mama M over at My Little Life created this wonderful blog hop called Five Question Friday.  She asks the questions and we answer them....can it get any easier?  If you want to play along all you have to do is click on the button above and have fun :o)


1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?


Since there isn't really anything exciting to write about yet....yes, I wrote yet.....that movie star is probably not born yet.  LOL  I dunno who I would want to play me, maybe Jennifer Aniston....I like her.  She's pretty. 


2. Did you ever go to summer camp?


Nope. The only kind of camp I went to was either with church or my school.  I can't remeber though cause it's been sooooo long!!!


3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction?


Bugs...roaches, spiders, anything creepy and crawly scares the crapola out of me!!!


4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?


That I cry over everything!!!  I cry when I watch movies, I cry when I read a good book, I cry when I am happy, I cry when I am sad......you get the point right?  I cry A LOT!!!

 
5. What is currently your favorite song?
 
Daddy's Home by Usher!!!  I love that man song!!!

Friday Follow

Can you believe it's Friday again??  Friday means that it's time for Friday Follow.  FF is a great way to discover new blogs and also it is a great way to be discovered by others :o) 

If you are visiting my blog for the first time and decide to become a follower please leave a comment so I can stop by your blog and follow you back!  I look forward to getting to know you all.  Have a great Friday!!!!



Friday Follow 


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Questioning everything


Abby from Murdock's Mama has this great little fill in the blank thingy that she does on Thursdays and I have played along once and decided to do it again today.  If you want to play along just click right here and let Abby know you are playing along.



Outside my window..It's really blah!!!  The were saying on the news that it might snow today??? 
The time is..a little after 3 pm
Today I feel..Blah like the weather!
I am thinking..about how moving back home is going to change my life.
At the moment, I am thankful..for my sons!!!  Where would I be without them!?!?! 
I am going..to start working out again after I move to Iceland.
I am wearing..just a t-shirt and work out pants.
I wish..I could see into the future 
I am reading..blogs!  I am not going to start a new book before I leave.
I am working on..getting my suitcases packed! 
I am hoping..I will be able to take all my scrapbooking stuff!
I am hearing..Kobe talking to me.
Around the house..there is stuff all over the place!  It looks like a bomb exploded in my house!!!
I bet you didn't know..I wear shoes size 8.5
One of my favorite..places to be is in bed...I love to lay in bed and read and watch TV.  It is my security blanket!!

Suitcases and Garage Sale


This is going to be the boys and I at the airport!!  No, I am kidding....we will have half of that :o)

I have finally gotten quite a few things done around here.  I have packed most of my suitcases and I am getting ready for the garage sale tomorrow.   One of my girls Abby asked me what I am going to sell tomorrow and I thought maybe I could get some pics up for you guys but I am having the hardest time getting anything done.

I will try my hardest to get some pictures up so you can see what I am selling.  I can give you a list though....


Kitchen table and 4 chairs

Kobe's baby crib

Brand spanking new bunk beds with mattresses that have always had mattress covers on them (I bought the boys bunk beds after we moved here...2 months ago).

Sewing machine

Crock pot

Baskets, Baskets, Baskets....I love Baskets!!!

African Masks on the wall

Dressers

Toy box

Toys

Play Station 2

Vases

Candle holders

I think you get the idea.  I will try to get pictures up so you can see for yourself.


Back to sorting and packing and getting ready to sell.

What are you doing today???












Guess what came in the mail today??

This awesome box arrived!!!





Inside this awesome box was this even awesomer (is that a word??) computer!!!



I know I am a Mac girl all the way but this time I could not afford a Mac and went with Dell instead.  I have to say that I really like this laptop.




Did you notice that it is PINK!!!  I love PINK :o)

I am so excited to get to know it better LOL!!!

I bought the laptop to use for school this fall.  My great friend Pennie asked me the other day what I am going to school for and I have to say I am a little bit hesitant to say.  The reason why I am hesitating is only because what if something comes up or I change my mind and decide not to go this way with my schooling???  Sorry, I am doing a lot of questioning myself and everything else at the moment and I see after re-reading what I just wrote that I need to stop doing that!

I am going to Law school!!

 That has always been my dream and I have decided to go for it and make my dreams come true!!!  It will take me 6 years to complete school but I think it is worth it :o)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Am I doing the right thing??

In 13 days I leave this country and move to a whole different world.  I move to a place where they speak a whole nother language, eat different food, wear a different style of clothes and live a different way of life.  Two of my children do not speak the language anymore, they can understand it but they do not speak it.  Are they going to be happy there?  Is Markus going to be able to speak the language?  Is Markus going to be happy there?  How is Kobe going to handle being away from his Daddy?  How am I going to handle being a single Mom?  How am I going to handle this all alone?


I keep asking myself if this is the right decision!  I am really nervous about starting all over again.  I am really nervous about having to move to Iceland.  I love the states and chose to move here and now I am moving away.  The main reason why I am moving to Iceland is because my family is there so I will have their support and help.  I would never be able to go to school full time in the states being alone with 3 boys.  I wouldn't have anywhere to go to start my life if I stayed here in the states.  I have had offers from people telling me I could stay with them but I can't live with someone else with 3 boys.  That would be too hard on us and too hard on them.


One of the things that I am having such a hard time with is....I can't take my stuff!!  I know it is just stuff and it is replaceable but dang it...I love my stuff!!!   As I am packing up my things, I keep realizing that I am going to have to leave a lot more stuff than I realized.  I am most worried about my scrapbooking stuff, I love to scrapbook and I have A LOT of scrapbooking stuff.  I want to take that with me more than anything else.  Yesterday I packed the papers in boxes to send to Iceland and I am really afraid that I am not going to be able to send the papers because they will be too heavy.

I sent a box out on Monday that weighed 17 lbs and it cost me $80 to send it.  These boxes with papers in them weigh about 30 lbs (at least) each!  The thing is, scrapbooking paper is really expensive in Iceland and I don't want to have to start that collection all over again!  I am really torn about this!

I have to leave all my Christmas stuff!!!  I have such a beautiful collection of Christmas stuff and I am broken hearted to have to leave it behind.  I have asked Dewayne to keep my Christmas stuff until I move back stateside (in 6-7 years) but I don't know if he would do that for me.  He says he will but who knows what's going to happen in all that time.


Yes, I would like some cheese with my whine!!!  I am having a feeling sorry for myself Wednesday!  I have to sell all my belongings in two days and I don't know if I can!

Post it note Tuesday

There is a fun Tuesday meme that I have been wanting to play along to for awhile but have never remembered until it was too late :o(  Today, I remembered :o)  Click on the button below to play along.































Now I am really going to get off my bum off of this computer!!!

Have a great night!




Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wanna see what we have been doing lately??

Here is the last few days in pictures!!!




Aunt Sharla is the best Aunt ever...she always sends a box for holidays and the boys LOVE it!!!  They were jumping for joy when they saw the box had come so I decided to take pictures for the blog!




I put all the candy up on top of the fridge (yes, Sharla I moved it as soon as I got your e-mail) and Kobe went crazy for it.  He pulled up a chair and tried to reach for the candy....as you can see, he is a little bit too short still.







<-----Here is Jalen on Easter Sunday in his Easter suit.


---------> Here is Tyrique in his Easter suit...he didn't want his picture taken









<-----Here is Markus handsome as ever in his Easter clothes.


Kobe saying cheese in Church on Easter    Sunday---->










Here is the start of the pile of things I need to send to Iceland.



Adding on the Longaberger baskets.


Here is the first box filled with all my wonderful baskets and Kobe's hedgehogs.




I went to Walmart yesterday and did a little bit of damage!!!  After packing up half of the pile, I added twice as much to the pile....dang it!!!!






Kobe was playing with my mixing bowls and measuring cups and spoons yesterday.  Isn't this the cutest thing ever :o)




I bought these awesome bags so I could take my pillows and comforter with me to Iceland and I think these things are just he coolest!!!

This is what it looked like filled with all the stuff!






This is what it looked like with no air left in the bag!!!  Pretty cool huh?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Not Me! Monday

I haven't done a Not me! Monday in a long time so I thought it was about time.



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


Today we are not going through clothes and cleaning out closets preparing for our move to Iceland.

Today I am not going to start packing the suitcases.

Today I am not having Dewayne go to the post office to get me boxes so I can ship some stuff to Iceland.

I do not have two pages worth of lists of stuff to buy and stuff to pack.

Last night I did not buy myself a laptop for school...I am not really excited to start school this fall :o)

Today I am not getting a permit so I can have a Garage sale this weekend.

I am not worried about selling all my stuff before we leave.

I did not sell my Kitchen Aid mixer on Saturday night :o(

I am not sitting at the computer writing a blog post when I should be going through clothes and packing!!!

I am not getting off the computer right now so I can start :o)