I am now living in North Carolina and am finishing up my first semester of college. The last two and a half months have been crazy, hectic, exciting and filled with fun! I started by getting to the states on May 10th and the boys and I slept in a hotel in NYC. On the 11th we flew into Norfolk, VA and a good friend came to get us. We stayed with a friend of mine for less than two weeks before we moved into our own home. I got a car a week after getting here and then my household goods arrived a few days after we moved into our apartment. I rented a three bedroom townhouse in a quiet area about 10 minutes from my school. I really like the place and will have to take some pictures to show you guys. The boys really like our home and so do I :)
School was a struggle at first, it was really hard to get back into the grove of things. I am doing really good though and have met lots of new people and made a few really good friends. One of those friends that I made is with a girl named Deb, she is my life saver and I have no idea what I would do if I had not met her. Deb and I have so much in common and we really clicked right from the start. She has 2 children that are close to Kobe's age and they get along great. I love having friends with children the same ages as my boys, that just makes the friendship that much easier. All of the friends that I have made here have children around the boy's age which has turned out to be a real life saver for all of us.
Here is a link to Debs blog, go check her out and show her some bloggy love :)
Kobe left to spend 5 weeks with Dewayne in the beginning of June. That was really hard for me due to Kobe never having left me before. He is back though and doing great :) Tyrique and Markus went to Florida for 6 weeks to spend some time with their Grandmother and just came back home on Thursday. They had fun but are so glad to be back home with their Mamma :)
We have added a new member to our family, her name is Molly and she is a Silky Terrier. She just turned 4 months old and is the cutest little thing in the world.
Here is Molly sleeping in her Mamma's bed
Tyrique holding Molly the day we got her.
Markus with our newest member
Kobe was gone when we got her so I didn't get a picture of him with her on day one but we will have plenty of pictures of the two of them....this much I know since they are best friends :)
I have two days left of my semester and then I get three whole weeks of summer vacation. I am so excited to get some time with the boys to go swimming, to the beach and we are thinking of doing a family trip to Busch Gardens, Water Country and Jamestown. I want to make a few days of it and get a hotel room and have some fun with my boys.
I have been reading your blogs but have sucked at commenting....sorry :( I don't have much time and I try to squeeze a few minutes in per day to read your blogs. I will get more organized and start commenting one fine day hehe.
Today is my last Sunday working here and I am so happy :) These last few weeks have been rather crazy, I was sick and then I have been trying to pack up our stuff, sell the car and a few other things and signing up for classes. I am really excited about signing up for the classes.....I feel like a little kid starting school for the first time lol. I am taking 14 credits this summer and then I am going to be taking 16-18 credits this fall. It's a lot but I am hoping I can do it :)
I wanted to join Keely and her peeps in Getting to know YOU. If you want to join along too then click here!
1. what's something you've eaten and liked, but didn't think you would?
In Iceland they eat horses, sharks and whales....we are a whole different breed ya know hehehe.
2. plastic surgery..yay or nay?
I'm all for it and wish I could afford it!!
3. 2 things you love about spring are.....?
The ugly white, wet, cold snow melting (I will be missing the snow but for now I am sick and tired of it).
Feeling some warm sun on my face and seeing the grass getting greener!
4. when's the last time you went on a picnic?
Are you talking about the photo editing software?? I went on there a few weeks ago hahaha
I haven't been on a picnic in a looooooong time :)
5. what's your favorite app?
6. who does the grocery shopping in your house?
Considering I am the only adult or the only person in the house with a drivers license......I do ALL shopping, cleaning and anything else that needs to be done in MY house!
7. would you rather take a spin class or zumba?
I want to try Zumba so bad....I will when I get to NC!
8. how often do you go out to dinner?
Not very often...maybe once or twice a month and then it is often just to get some burgers or a pizza, nothing fancy :)
So life has been kinda crazy for the last few weeks.....hum where do I start??
For the last 3 weeks we have been battling the most horrifying stomach flu ever!!!! Markus has been sick most of those 3 weeks and then Kobe had it for well over a week. Tyrique got lucky in the fact that his lasted about 2 days and I was feeling pretty dag gone lucky not to have gotten it at all and then BAM I get sick :(
I am on day 4 and I feel a little bit better today than the last 3 days but I have no energy to do anything! I have had a fever, headache, body fluids exiting many different areas and really bad body aches!
We got really lucky because Tyrique's confirmation was last weekend and we were all healthy during that day (that night Markus got sick again). The confirmation went great and we are really happy with the way it ended up. I will dedicate a whole post about the confirmation full of pictures of my handsome lil big man (Ty is at 6 feet tall so I can't call him little).
Now I am going to join in 5QF and then I am gonna try to get something done in the house (read....go lay back in bed).
1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
My temper!!! I am working on it and I think I am doing great but I want to get better control of my temper.
2. Write about a time when you got lost.
So....March 14th I was driving in NYC trying to get to JFK Airport and I got really lost and ended up in Time Square! I found my way to JFK but got some great pics at Time Square while I was there :)
3. Camping or 5 star hotel?
Camping=bugs and getting dirty!!! 5 Star Hotel all the way for me thank you very much!!!
4. Have you donated blood?
No! I want to though....I have a very common blood type so I need to!!! I want to donate bone marrow...I think we need a lot more people willing to donate bone marrow (as well as blood of course).
5. Do you have a budget or do you 'fly by' most months?
My money is budgeted as in I pay all of my bills and then the rest of the money goes to food and gas in the car! I don't make enough extra money for any other exciting budgeting than just getting by!!
I haven't played along to Just Thursday in a while because I have been so busy so today I am taking the time to play along. If you want to play along too just visit Abby over at Murdock's Mama.
Outside my window..it's raining!! I am so glad it is finally raining....that means the snow will melt :)
Today I feel..good about everything that is happening in my life. I think I am finally to a point where I am happy with the choices I have made and the direction that my life has taken. I am really excited about what more life has to offer.
I miss..sunshine and warm weather!!!
I am thankful..for the way my life is turning out!
Tomorrow I am going..to clean and enjoy my day off. Maybe I will take the boys swimming!?!?
I am wearing..Work clothes.
I wish..the cleaning fairy would come to my house and pack it all up and clean it for me :)
My schedule this week[end] includes..Cleaning tomorrow. Cleaning out the attic Saturday and a birthday party for my cousins daughter on Sunday.
I need to start..blogging more often :/ I am really sucking at the whole blogging thing!!!
I am reading..Nothing at the moment. I really don't have time right now. I have to say though that I want a Kindle after reading the review that Jen over at 3 Little Monkeys wrote! I think I would read a lot more (that would probably be bad in my case since I am a book worm....would I ever be able to work or take care of my boys???).
I am working on..organizing the next month so I can be all moved out by the end of April since I reserved a Cabin for the boys and I for a week :)
Yesterday I..made pizza for dinner and Markus and I watched Bones (we started from the beginning and are on Season 3....we didn't start from the beginning yesterday though lol).
I am hoping..My sister and Mamma will come over on Saturday so we can start on the attic......PLEASE COME HELP ME MAMMA (I know she reads this blog and I will make sure she reads it today hahahahaha guilting her into helping me lol).
I bet you didn't know..Tyrique's Confirmation is in a little more than a week and I am so not ready!!!!
Guess who's back? Back again!! Keely's back!!! Tell a friend (Eminem's Shady's back just in case you were wondering lol). Getting to know YOU is back and I am playing along :) If you want to play along click here.
1. if you won the title of miss america, what would your platform be?
I agree with Keely on this one....World Peace!!!!
2. outdoorsy or indoorsy?
Indoorsy all the way :)
3. pajama's out in public..classy or tres tacky?
We all know it's not classy but I wear my pajama bottoms out in public!!! They are comfy and I don't care what anyone thinks!!!
4. what's your favorite room in your house?
My bedroom! It is the only place I can go to get away :)
5. nook, kindle, or book?
Book all the way!! I love to read and I cherish my books and want to keep them forever and ever and ever :)
6. would you rather wear the same outfit for a week or not brush your teeth for a week?
Wear the same outfit! I could not go a week without brushing my teeth....eeeeewww!!!!
It's time for the silence on my blog to be broken!! I have been really busy the last few weeks and have not had time to blog. I went to the states last week and came home on Tuesday morning (I will blog about that later). My house is off the market and let's just say there is a good reason for that :) I will not be moving out of my place until I leave to move to the states. I still need to sell my car! I will update you all later on everything that is going on. for now I am going to play along to 5QF with Mama M.
1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?
2. Do you still have your wedding dress?
I didn't wear a wedding dress when I got married....maybe next time I will :)
3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?
To my bed! My bed (or my room) is the only place I ever go to in my house when I want to get away.
4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?
Well, um....ahem!!! Tyrique slept in my bed from the day he was born until he was about 5, 6 or 7. He crawled in my bed until he was about 10 though. Markus was not allowed to sleep in my bed because I was not going to go through that again!! Well, then Markus had tubes put in his ears at 3 years old and I felt so sorry for him that I pulled him into my bed.....he stayed there for the next 4 years!!! Along came Kobe and I would not allow him in my bed because for the first time in years I had the bed to myself (Dewayne was there too of course but no kids). Then I got a divorce and moved to Iceland and our whole routine went out the window and poor Kobe got to come sleep in his Mamma's bed cause I felt so sorry for him. As you can guess he is sleeping in my bed full time now!!! When I ask him if he wants to sleep in my bed he looks at me as if I have lost my mind and tells me he is sleeping in our bed!!!
5. Do you watch late night TV?
I turn cartoons on for Kobe and we watch one cartoon (or 5) and then we go to sleep. Some nights I turn the TV on for me but then I usually fall asleep to it so there is no point in turning it on.
Yesterday morning while putting on my bra I got quite the shock....
My boobs are gone!!!
I have been working out like a mad woman for 22 days now, going to bootcamp 3 days a week and then trying to go to hot yoga once a week. I have noticed that I am slimming down but I guess the one thing I was not prepared for was to lose my boobs!!
I have never had big boobs but I had gotten to a full C and I was really happy with that. Now my C cup bra looks like it belongs to someone else...my bra is half empty :(
It's okay though, I have come to realize that if I have big boobs naturally then they come with a big belly....I can't have big boobs without being overweight!!
Now I am just going to keep losing the weight and if I feel the need to (if money allows) then one fine day I will go out and buy me a pair of big perky boobs hahahaha :)
I gotta tell you, I have never in my life worked out as hard as I do now. Bootcamp lasts for an hour and I am going the whole time and I love that I keep pushing myself as hard as I can. I can feel how much my tolerance level has gone up. I can run longer and harder than I have ever been able to do and I can actually go the whole hour without taking a break!! The scale is not going down the way I would like for it to go but I can see the difference in my clothes and of course my bra!! Even my panties are starting to get big on me....you know what the means?? I am going to have to go buy some new panties soon (I love panties)!!
I have been working like a mad woman trying to switch shifts so that I can go to the states next month (in 13 days just in case someone other than me is counting). I have a ton of things going on and I am super tired! My apartment has not rented yet or sold for that matter and I am getting really frustrated. I was hoping to be moved out by this point, hopefully I can get someone in the next week!
The renters that were gonna rent fell through (because of me). I did some research on them and decided that it was not worth the risk to rent to them so I denied them...they were not happy with me :(
I am at work now on day 5 of 7 and I am so tired. I can't wait till Thursday night at 5:30....then I am off till Monday :)
I hope you have all been doing good. I haven't had much time to blog...or do anything else for that matter. One fine day I hope to get back into some sort of routine with blogging.
Abby over at Murdock's Mama has a fun blog hop on Thursdays that you should all know about by now called Just Thursday! Why don't you hop on over by pressing here and play along too!
Outside my window..the weather is crazy, it's windy and raining. There is a storm warning for later on today through tomorrow...the winds are supposed to be horrible!
Today I feel..a little bit icky :( My belly hurts and I wish I was at home in bed!
I am thinking..of my life. The choices I have made and the choices I am making!
I am thankful..that my sister met my Mamma to get Kobe for me today so I don't have to go tonight after work in this crazy weather!
Tomorrow I am going..to be showing my apartment at noon. The renters that were supposed to rent from me fell through (it's a good thing) and I have a few people that are checking the place out in the next few days. I also had a showing this week to a lady that is interested in buying the house.
I am wearing..work clothes!
I wish..the house would sell so I wouldn't have to deal with this headache anymore!
This weekend I..I am off from work and will be packing! I am not moving till the end of the month since the renters fell through so I have a bit more time to get packed up and moved out.
I am reading..nothing at the moment. I haven't had much time since I finished my book last week.
I am working on..packing the house (I feel like this is the answer way too many times for me!! I have done too much moving in the last year!!).
Yesterday I..worked, went to boot camp and then early to bed.
I am hoping..the next 2 and a half hours go by fast so I can go home to my boys!
I am hearing..the wind and rain outside!
I bet you didn't know..I have horrible heartburn right now :(
One of my favorite..foods lately is homemade pizza.
My Valentine's plans include..working :( Exciting huh?