Monday, June 29, 2009


We have everything out of the old place and into the new house! It's a total disaster right now, but at least it's our disaster! We have half unpacked boxes just about everywhere. There are clothes all over the bedroom floor, the closet looked like a Macy's exploded, and the kitchen has stuff laying all over the place. The only 3 rooms in the entire house that don't have anything messy in them is the 2 kids rooms and the bathroom! That will change this weekend tho! Tomorrow we will be picking up and putting things, hopefully, where they belong.

The first night in our house was rather comical. I can never sleep the first night anywhere, I guess that's why I don't like hotels, so, the first night here was rather funny. We're laying in bed, and I keep hearing a noise in the laundry room that sounded like dripping water. The only thing I could think of was that the roof was leaking, even tho it had not rained. I get out of bed, walk into the laundry room and start looking for a leak. I can't find the light switch, so I walk back into the kitchen and turn on the light and walk back into the laundry room. I can't find a leak anywhere, but the sound is still there, so I start looking closer to the floor. There I find it! It's a long, thin black bug that has like a joint in the middle of it's back! It's laying on it's back and trying to flip over on it's feet! That's what was making the noise, so I picked it up and threw it outside. I hope he landed on his feet!

Today has been a very long day! I got up early for my job, and a new schedule. I had to be there an hour earlier, but I got off an hour earlier as well!! It felt nice to get off work and not have to feel like I need to go right to bed. But now, it's almost tomorrow, and I need to get at least a couple house of sleep, so it's off to bed for me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New home!!!

So, tonight is the first night in the new house! We've got almost everything moved. The only thing we have left is the kitchen stuff. We wanted to finish washing the dishes before we moved everything over. We have to finish cleaning the old place as well so we can get our deposit back.

I have about half of the clothes hung in the closet. I need to get some more hangers! It looks rather empty in the closet even with half of the clothes hung up! We had some Taco Bell for dinner because of not having anything in the fridge, and nothing to cook on, with, or eat on!

We've got the TV set up, and obviously the internet. The water tastes a whole lot better than it did at the old place, but still tastes horrible. We already have the spot picked out for the desk, and even got a wireless card for the desktop so we didn't have to drill a new hole in the floor. We've figured out that the vents in the living room, if we put the loveseat against the wall and the TV against the wall, will both be covered up! So, we decided to put the TV against the wall and leave the loveseat pulled out a bit. I guess that the dog can lay back there!

We've still got alot to unpack, but, things are coming along nicely. I found a bunch of clothes that are a a bit too small that we are keeping put up on the shelf as motivation to lose weight. Hopefully that works!

Sam is having alot of fun only using the master bathroom, which is very funny! We have 2 bathrooms now, and he says that the 2nd bathroom is only for the kids, and visitors, so we have to use our bathroom! He is too funny! Today he seen a picture of an American Eskimo puppy, which is the type of dog that Monkey has, and he fell in love. He now wants to buy an Eskie puppy. I told him that we would have to wait for a little while before we could afford to buy one of them. I still want to get my rescued Greyhound. Eventually we will get another dog.

We got to meet one of our neighbors today as well. He has 4 kdis! I can't imagin having that many kids! He does have 2 younger ones that are Monkey and Bugs ages! Sam and I think that it's fantastic that they young ones that can play with them. At least we know that we will have someone to play with! Now, lets hope they get along!

That's all for tonight, I'm pooped and I'm ready for bed!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So, we're still working on getting everything ready to move. We've reserved the truck, got most things packed and have the bodies to move it all. I had left the electric, cable, and water for Sam to take care of because he said that he wanted all the utilities in his name. No big deal. I ask him today when the electric is supposed to be turned on, and he said he hadn't called yet. What about the water? Hadn't called yet. Cable? Hadn't called yet. He asked me if I had called to set up the trash yet and I told him no, because I just found out today that there was no more trash service at the new house. He knew without a doubt that we were going to need at least the water and electric on before we moved into the house! So, I've given him a list of places to call tomorrow to get things rolling. I will be calling the trash people and setting that up and finalizing the day care for the kids. I've been bugging my boss about changing my schedule so I can get off earlier so I can make sure that the kids get picked up before daycare closes. Oh! And I just found out that Sam has a 24 hour duty Friday and won't be home until after 8am on Saturday. He's not going to be much use to us for moving purposes! This is going to be so much fun. *sigh*

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Doctors orders!

So, today, I went to the doctors office. I convinced the nurse to quit smoking using the patch. She had about a zillion questions for me when I told her that I had quit smoking since my last visit and wanted that noted in my records and she started asking me all sorts of questions. I answered them all and she said that she would go pick up a box after work! That made me happy.

The doctor came in and we talked for a while. I told her about the research I had done this weekend about some sinus headaches actually being migraines. We had already taken a CT of my sinuses, which came back negative for anything that would cause the reoccurring sinusitis. So, we decided that we would try the migraine route and she prescribed me some medication called Treximet, it's it's basically Imatrex with Aleve added to it. I went to the pharmacy and filled my prescription. If you can believe this, it is a box of 9 pills, and if we did not have insurance, would have cost me over $200! I took my first pill because I had a headache and went to work. About a half hour into my shift, and and an hour after I had taken the pill, my jaw started really hurting badly. Well, I have this habit of not reading the pamphlets because I sometimes imagine myself having some of the side effects, so I don't read them. Usually give them to my husband to read. So, I pop open the pamphlet and start reading it and one of the side effects is pain in the jaw and it stated to call the doctor right away. I called the doctor and she instructed me to come back to check me again. I leave work and go back to the doctor. She said I was having a mild reaction to the medication and that I should stop taking it. I now have a different perscription called Cephadyn, but it doesn't seem to be working either. She also refered me to an ear, nose, and throat specialist to follow up with the sinuses.

Over all, I'm not real sure what is going on, and apparently neither does the doctor. Eventually, I guess we will figure it out, and when we do, I will be none the happier! I still have a slight headache, but nothing like it was before, so I guess the combonation of all the medications that I have taken today is doing something!

I took my reed oil defuser over to the new house today. The house has a smell to it, but I think that is mainly being caused by the bushes outside the front of the house. For the life of me, I don't know why people would plant these horrible bushes! They smell like cat pee! (I think that they are boxwood shrubs) I think that I would like to pull them all out and just plant flowers or something there. I tell you it's just terrible! For the rest of the week, I'm going to be busy packing and getting ready for the move! Yippie!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Home owners at last!

So, here it is folks! This is our new house! We signed the dotted line and at 1:32 pm on June 22, 2009 Sam and I became home owners of our very own home! There are some things that we (note: I) want to change, like the paint inside some of the rooms, but over all it's a great place! J and I have dubbed the master bedroom, the poop room, because the previous owners didn't know how to paint at all! They sponge painted the master bedroom, used the lightest color first, then went out to the darkest color. They didn't even cover the entire wall, nor did they use any painters tape! There is still wall paper showing thru the paint! The living room is the poo and blood room, the walls are dark brown and deep red, yet again, no painters tape so there is even paint on the wood mantle over the fire place! The kitchen isn't too horribly hideous, but yet again, no painters tape, so it's on the trim work over the counters. *sigh*

I did get rid of my headache for about 24 hours, but it came back. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and I'm just going to tell her to do whatever it is she's got to do to make it stop hurting even if that means that she's got to drill a hole in the side of my head! the good news about it is, at least it's on the other side now, at least I think that's a good thing. Sam is cutting his hair for work tomorrow, I will help him cut the back and then it's off to La-la land for me!

There should be more pictures soon of all of us moving stuff into the house! I have a couple friends from work that are coming to help move (I bribed them with a 6 pack of beer each to come help).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Today started out a little crazy, if I say so myself. I quit smoking about 2 weeks ago with the aid of the patch, so, I'm still receiving nicotine, but I don't have to smoke to get the result. I have put my patch on pretty much faithfully every morning. I even carry one in my purse in case I do forget, which is going to happen because I'm absent minded. Well, this morning, I got up and could not find my new box of patches anywhere! Not to worry, I did buy them while I was at work, so they've got to be at work on my desk. Sam and I needed to go into town anyways, so, while we're there we will just stop by and pick them up. Well, needless to say, they weren't there and we didn't find them until we got back home and I found them in my car! (Told you I was absent minded!)

With today being Fathers Day and all, my wonderful Mom had my two rugrats call to wish Sam a happy fathers day. It made him smile pretty much the entire day! How wonderful is it to have two small people that love you so very much even tho they are not related to you by blood in any way shape or form. Well, my hubby thinks is fantastic, and so do I. We had to go to Wal*Mart to pick up a few things like lunch meat and some Sudafed for me (Yes, I still have a headache! It's day 3. *sigh*) and we decided that we were going to go out to eat at some place nicer than Taco Bell. We don't do that very often, nor do we eat fast food very often either. We ended up at Cracker Barrel! I love going to Cracker Barrel and the hubby had never been to one before we started dating. We enjoyed the "home cookin'" and sat and talked for a while about what we want to do in the future. We tend to do that alot actually. Of course, having a mind splitting headache and trying to have that conversation is not always the best way to go about things.

I did talk to my sister, who is a nurse, about this headache. She told me that I should check my blood pressure. Wouldn't you know that I forgot to do that while I was at Wal*Mart! I don't think my blood pressure has anything to do with it, because it's only one side of my head that feels like it's trying to rip it's way out, not both. She also suggested that maybe it's not my sinuses at all, maybe I'm having what they call "cluster headaches" or even a mild migrane. I'm not sure what it is, but boy my head sure does hurt! I took some Sudafed and an 800mg Ibuprophen and I'm, again, laying on the couch. So far, nothing has really helped.

Tomorrow is the closing for the house. There is so much to do! After the closing, we need to get the locks changed, get the electric and water turned on, have the cable moved, get boxes, pack everything up, rent the truck, bribe friends with 6 packs of beer to come help move, and move everything over to the new house! Shew! Never thought that buying a house would be this much of an adventure, but it sure has been filled with ups, downs, and everything in between!

With that, I hope that all the fathers had wonderful Fathers Days and your kids got you the tacky tie that you will only wear on occasion because your kids got it for you and you would feel horrible if you didn't, and that you know that above all, your kids love you so very much whether you were the bringer of their life, or the one that is helping raise them now.

Oh, and..... Happy Fathers Day Kevin! Hope you had a great time at the zoo with Mom and the kids! You're tacky tie will be here when you come on the 4th! *wink*

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's hot!

So, it's officially 93 degrees outside, but according to it feels like 103! UGH! I absolutely hate hot weather! I've got a horrible sinus headache and I feel like shoving black-out curtains on every window in the house and turning the AC down to about 50 and taking a nap. I'm sure that it doesn't help that I'm sitting here with a laptop on my lap with the nice hot air blowing on my legs!

Most people think somewhere along the lines of "Hey, it's hot, we're close to the ocean, lets go to the beach!" Nope! It's tourist season here in the coastal regions of the Carolinas'. That means that locals rarely go out to their favorite places. I guess I'm going to have to get really inventive this year and find a nice place to go to the beach that not everybody knows about. I guess that I could go to Onslow Beach. It's military only, but the hubby isn't high enough ranked to get the good beach. Oh yes! Everything is divided by rank on a military base, even the beaches! The really good part of the beach belongs to the Officers. They even have their own little store and everything.

Today, the hubby and I ventured out long enough to go to the local mall and get the new lenses for my glasses. I had originally ordered my awesome glasses (They're orange and brown!) with scratch and glare resistant coating and Transitions. When I recieved them, the only had the scratch and glare resistant coating so they had to order new ones. They do work now! Sam thought it was really cool when we walked outside and they automatically started turning darker to protect my eyes from the sun. They continued to work inside the car as well when they changed to slightly tinted. We then went to Best Buy. We're thinking of doing some upgrading on the kids computer so we can use it for more than just for the kids to play games on. We found a really nice package deal on an Insperion desktop bundle. It was the tower, the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and an all in one printer for a little over $500! We didn't end up getting it, but now have an idea of what to save some money for in the future. We realize the kids won't be children forever and will start to want to play more advanced games than the ones that they play now, so inevitably we will have to buy a better computer.

I think tonight for dinner will be left over chinese food that we got last night and watching Miss Conception that we got in today from Netflix. Just a lazy Saturday for us this weekend.

Monday we close on our house and will be home owners! We're both very excited and nervous about this. We realize that when the water heater breaks after Monday, we can't call the landlord anymore to have it fixed or replaced. We are the landlord! It will be an adventure, that's for sure!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Well, it's been a while since I've posted here. I know, I'm a bad blogger!

Things have been a bit crazy around here lately. I turned a year older, which was pretty uneventful, if i do say so myself. The hubby made me a cake, which was really good. A butter cake with chocolate icing! How well he knows me! My best friend J got me Sims 3! But, I guess what S bought me has to beat just about every other birthday present I've ever gotten, (sorry Mom!)we bought a house!

It's a pretty nice place! Three bedroom, 2 bath, fenced in back yard. So now, the kiddos are coming back from Grammys' and will live with "Poppa Sam" and I. We're all super excited to all be back together again and can't wait to have the 2 kiddos and the dog here in North Carolina!

Today was extraordinarily hot! The little thermometer on the computer says it's 90, but I think it's closer to 100 out there! It feels like your skin will melt right off of your body! So, I'm sitting in the living room with my very wonderful husband watching NCIS. It's a rerun, they're always reruns on USA! It's okay, I enjoy watching them with him.