Friday, January 28, 2011

House is on the market

The real estate agent came this morning (only one of the two showed up.....I think the other one may be a bit of a flake).  He took pictures and we talked about the house and all the things I have done and then we talked about all the things that still have to be done and then he left.

The realtor called me this afternoon and he has officially listed my house and basically the price for the house is just for the new owner to buy me out with me walking away not owing anything.  The housing market sucks so bad here in Iceland that I will be lucky if I am able to sell the house at all :(  I am going to be optimistic though and keep praying that the house will sell.  

Now I am off to read and relax for the rest of the night. 

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

For Sale

I have been really busy the last few weeks.  I have applied to school and today I got accepted :)  I have been trying to get my house cleaned up and ready to put on the market.  I have been cleaning and organizing like a mad woman for the last week and tonight I am done (well as done as I can be).  Tomorrow morning at 10:30 and 11:30 I have real estate agents coming to take pictures of the house so we can put it on the market.  

I have put my car up for sale and so far that is not really doing too good.  I have had two people inquire about it but no one serious.  I need to get rid of the car and the apartment so I can leave and not have to send money home to pay my bills :-0  I have also been telling people that I am going to rent my apartment out, everyone is going to spread the word for me.  I am hoping to move in with my sister as soon as possible so I can save a little extra money before I leave.

There is so much to do and I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to finish everything!  Yesterday I stayed up for 20 hours cleaning and rearranging things.  Right now it is after 11 PM and I have been up since 4:30 AM so I guess I am doing the same thing today as I did yesterday :(

Now if you could send me some good vibes....sales vibes preferably and say a quick prayer for us that I can sell our home and car before we leave.  I really appreciate it!

So what have you been up to??

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Last day in my twenties

Today is the last day I can say I am in my twenties!  Tomorrow I turn 30!  I thought it was going to be really hard but to be honest I am not affected by it at of today :)

When I turned 25 I had a little bit of a midlife crisis and quit my job and moved to Virginia.  I decided that I wasn't happy with my life and felt like it was going nowhere so I decided to do something about it.  I am moving and making another major change this year but I can tell you for a fact that it has nothing to do with a midlife crisis!!  The move is because of my divorce!  If I wouldn't have gotten a divorce I would have never came back to Iceland.  I never wanted to live here permanently, that's why I moved away in the first place.  I came back here because I needed to....I needed my family and friends to help me through the hardest part and I can't tell you what a blessing it has been to be here.  But....there is always a is now time to go and move on with my life.  Go make my dreams come true and maybe meet someone else!  Most importantly I want to go make a better life for the boys and I.

Today may be the last day of my twenties but I gotta tell you I can't wait to see what my thirties hold :)  The future is looking really good and I can't wait to see what it has in store for me!

Age ain't nothing but a number....right?  LOL

What are you planning on doing today?  I am sitting here at work (the last day of my shift and then I am off tomorrow and Thursday....yippy!!!) doing some reports hoping the day will fly by!!!

Have a great Tuesday!! 

Monday, January 17, 2011


I stole this from Stacey over at Bloggin' It like it is.  After reading my answers go check out hers :)

1. Blush or bronzer-bronzer
2. Lip gloss or lipstick-Lip me some juicy lip gloss :)
3. Eye liner or mascara-mascara
4. Foundation or concealer-foundation!
5. Neutral or color eye shadow-Both!!  
6. Pressed or loose eye shadow-pressed
7. Brushes or sponges-Brushes.

8. OPI or China Glaze-OPI
9. Long or short-Long...I can never grow my own out though :(
10. Acrylic or natural-I love to have acrylic but I haven't had them for about 2 years now.
11. Brights or darks-I only put colored nail polish on my toes.
12. Flower or no flower-maybe on my toes?

13. Perfume or body splash-Perfume.  I am allergic to something in body splashes and sprays.
14. Lotion or body butter-both!  I love body butter at night before bed.
15. Body wash or soap-Body wash.
16. Lush or other bath company-something cheap that smells good.

17. Jeans or sweat pants-Jeans
18. Long sleeve or short sleeve-Both
19. Dresses or skirts-Skirts
20. Stripes or plaid-Both
21. Flip flops or sandals-sandals
22. Scarves or hats-scarves. both
23. Studs or dangly earrings- dangly
24. Necklaces or bracelets-both
25. Heels or flats-both
26. Cowboy boots or riding boots-neither one!
27. Jacket or hoodie-both
28. Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe-Neither
29. Abercrombie or Hollister-neither
30. Saks or Nordstrom-Neither.

31. Curly or straight-straight
32. Bun or ponytail-both
33. Bobby pins or butterfly clips-neither
34. Hair spray or gel-neither
35. Long or short-really long
36. Light or dark-Always light
37. Side swept bangs or full bangs-side swept (does that mean my bangs are as long as my hair and are always pulled back?)
38. Up or down -up....always up :(  I am really bad about wearing my hair down!

39. Rain or shine-I love the sunshine but I like rainy days too :)
40. Summer or winter-both
41. Fall or spring-Fall!!!  I love the fall :)
42. Chocolate or vanilla-Chocolate
43. East coast or West coast-East Coast

Friday, January 14, 2011


So this morning I applied to college :)  I applied to start the summer session of 2011 and I am going to take my placement test when I get there in March.  My friend who lives there just sent me a message today telling me that they found some houses there that they really like and that are in really good areas.  This is really happening!!!  I have had the shakes for three days now, this is so exciting!!!  I can't believe this is happening....Holy Toledos!!!  I applied to go for Business Administration, that way I get a chance to try a few different things such as business law and accounting....both things I am interested in :)  I am so flipping excited that I am having a hard time sitting still!!!

Have a great Friday!!!  I know I am :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


i am strong, because i am weak, i am beautiful because i know my flaws, i am a lover because i am a fighter, i am fearless because i have been afraid, i am wise because i have been foolish, and i can laugh because i have known sadness

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New Beginnings

I have started this blog a few times but don't know exactly how to write all of this so I am just going to go with a whole lotta random!

The New Year is bringing lots of changes for the boys and I.

I am coming stateside on March 7th till the 14th.  I fly into NYC and am going to rent a car to drive to PA and NC.

I am coming stateside to apply to school in NC where I plan to move to this summer.

I have put my car for sale and I am working on getting my apartment put on the market in the next few weeks.

This move is something the boys and I all want.  It is great to be here with my family but I don't feel like I belong here in Iceland.  I don't feel like I am home.  I have been trying to live here but I know I can't.

I was going to go to school here in Iceland but I have six thousand hurdles to jump and I have decided that learning in the states where I get to learn in English is better anyway.

Why NC??  That is the boys' number one choice because we have friends that live there that they are very close to and they want to live by them.  I love this tiny little town and would love to raise my boys there.  We have friends there so it is not like we are going somewhere where we don't know anyone.

So there you have it!!  I am going to be moving stateside most likely in June (nothing has been finalized yet) and we are most likely moving to NC.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Busy bee

I haven't really had the time to blog lately.  I have been trying to check your blogs but I have not really been doing too good in that department either.  I have a lot going on right now and soon I will tell you all about it but for now I leave you with an awesome quote.

Sometimes your knight in shining armor is just a retard in tin foil!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Chunky Monkey

Lord, if you can't make me skinny....please make my friends fat!!!!

I was on a website today and saw this and had to put that on here hahahahahaha!!!!  I love it!!

I am participating in a 28 day boot camp program on Sparkpeople and today is day 1.  I have to do at least a 10 minute cardio workout per day but my goal for the next 28 days is to do 30 minutes (10 is not enough for me).  I am going to try to drink 8 cups of water per day, eat healthier and stop eating keeps calling my name and making me eat it!!!  I hate chocolate, not cause of the taste cause it tastes sooooo good but because of the calories and fat in it :(  Why does all the good tasting stuff have to be so bad for us???  I wish it was the other way around!!!

Have I mentioned that it is my birthday month???  Oh....I haven't???  Well it is!!!!  In 16 days I will be 30 years old!!!  Yep, 30!!!  I know I look like I am 21 but I am really going to be turning 30 (hahahaha....I tell everyone I am 21 with experience).  So I talked about losing 30 lbs by my 30th birthday and well.............that didn't happen!!!  You see, I just wasn't motivated enough!!  That is the much as it sucks!!  Now I am motivated I have more control over my life and I want to be skinny in that controlled life :)

Okay, now I am rambling because I have not slept the whole night and I am at work for the second time in a week after not sleeping the whole night!!!  I can tell you all that I am going to be a b*tch by the end of the day!!!  Back to work I go.

Have a great Monday and don't fall asleep at work (that last part was for me LOL).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I can't believe it is 2011!!!  I feel like 2000 was such a short time ago but it has actually been 11 years since everyone thought the world was coming to an end hahaha!!!

I decided to take a break from blogging during the holidays and focus instead on my boys and wonderful family.  I spent a lot of time at my Mamma's house and in between being at her house I was working.  I had such a great Christmas and New Year, I feel incredibly blessed to have gotten to spend it with my family. This is the first Christmas in 6 years that all of us sisters are together.  

The boys got a ton of presents are were really happy with everything they got.  I got a lot of great things too like a hooded zip up fleece, table runner made of fish skin (I have to take a picture to show you how awesome it is), books, a lava candle holder, decoration for my house and more.  I can't think of everything off the top of my head but you get the idea...I got a ton of great things :) 

I need to check out your blogs to see what you have all been up to....I will get caught up in the next couple of days.  For now I am going to finish rearranging my closet and then I am off to bed.  I have to work tomorrow so I can't stay up too long.

Have a great Sunday!!!