Monday, September 28, 2009

Its been too long

It has been too long again!! Time is just starting to go by so quickly. In a way its a good thing, but I wish sometimes it would slow down (on the good days anyways).

Charlotte keeps changing like crazy. Right now she is laying down for her nap but isn't wanting too. Poor kid is exhausted. We spent a bunch of the day at Disney World yesterday and she didn't get a nap (well wouldn't take one) then went to bed late, and I woke her up this morning to go to the aquarium. So I'm hoping once she does drift off to sleep, it'll be a long nap so that she can be a happy kid! She is walking all over the place and REALLY enjoying the freedom :). Its so fun to see her be independent and walk around the aquarium some by herself... to be able to watch her decide to go look at the fish and which ones. Its nice not to have to have her see it only in the stroller (though we still have it of course!). She is also randomly repeating words after me... and even a few at a time. But I just don't think she's ready to talk a lot, which is fine. She also caught onto the sign language for "All Done" so now she tells us when she is finished with food (which is great!) taking her shower, playing with something, etc. It is such a good thing for her to be able to communicate.

Yesterday morning I went to a free Zumba/Fit Yoga/Bellydancing class and it was a lot of fun!! It was about 2 hours of working out and I'm not even sore today :). We are seriously thinking about joining the Y here, and I know that we would get a discounted rate. So I need to go by and see how much it would cost to join. I am excited about it. It would be great to be able to go work out together, do swim lessons, have childcare for classes that I want to work out at, etc. I'm just afraid that I will get all excited about it, then the excitement will fade and we won't use it.

I know that there has been more going on, but I sit down to write it and I never remember :(.It is so frustrating because I want to be able to journal our life and what we have been doing so that in a few years I can look back and be able to recall the memories. But if I can't remember them... then there's a problem!! Haha!

I don't know if I wrote this before, but Phil is seriously considering going to school again. He wants to get his PhD so he can be a professor. I am supporting him but at the same time it really freaks me out. We want to have another kid before he goes so that they are close in age, but I can't imagine being able to pay for everything while he is in school with two kids!!

I am having my second Pampered Chef cooking show on Saturday at 3pm!! I am excited about it :). My friend Brooke is having it and she said that there have been 15 yes RSVP's! That is crazy and great :). I really hope that I will be able to book some shows from the event, and get this up and running better. **Fingers Crossed**

Ok well I feel really boring right now. Maybe I will write more later when I'm not feeling so boring, and it'll be interesting to read then.

I'm off to make some stuffed green peppers. I hope that they turn out well :).


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blah Blah Blah... Boring life!

So Disney World tomorrow (yay!) and then a Ladies Night In at Madai's on Saturday night. It should be a fun weekend!! But let me tell you, for some reason, this week has just dragged on and on and on and on. I guess we haven't really done anything all that interesting, maybe that is why. But it feels like today should be Saturday, not Thursday. Maybe Friday... if it was a slow week, but obviously this week is super slow!! Its Thursday :(... for all of you who couldn't figure out what day it is ;).

Charlotte slept in until 10 this morning, and of course that meant that I did too! It felt good to sleep in like that. Typically I wake up at 8 (can't complain about that one either), but I was up late last night because I couldn't sleep, and of course I was exhausted this morning. I really need to make myself start getting up at 7 or after Phil takes his shower, so I can go to bed with him more often and have some time to myself in the morning. I think its going to be one of those, I just have to do it. And then stick it through on the weekends, because that is where I get all messed up.

I have recently gotten really into those new Vampire books. I don't know why (and had you asked me 3 months ago I would have told you I was crazy), but I loooove them! I should be getting Twilight on Netflix today too, then I'm getting the True Blood series. And I've read the Twilight series and a few other lesser known ones. Call me crazy, but I'm hooked!

I feel like I don't really have a lot to write about... our life is pretty boring, except for the regular everyday stuff, chores, grocery shopping, and playgroup a few times a week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I can't believe the last time I wrote was 9 days ago!! It seems a lot shorter than that :-/.

First Pampered Chef show!

I had my first Pampered Chef show on Friday. It went well :). It wasn't too hard either!! Even though just a few people came, it was nice to do a show around everyone I knew and that if I messed up, it didn't really matter (though I didn't really, lol). Now I just hope that I can keep it going and be able to do lots of shows every month, and make some much needed money to pay off our debt! Tonight I'm going to practice making some Elegant Artichoke Cups as an appetizer dish I can make at shows.

I am starting to feel a lot at home here, and its really nice. I am getting to know some people and doing lots of things. Being able to get out and about in town really helps the days go by quicker (quicker days=happier baby/mommy). We usually get out and do at least 2-3 things a week, plus our regular errands. Last week, we didn't have one day in, it was kind of hectic (I try to have at least one day where we can just lounge around the house, play, clean, etc.). This week we are going to the mall as a playdate, I have a MNO thing (free) that I'm going to with Madai, Water Play in the fountains, and then I'm going to Disney World on Friday with Winston when he is coming down here!! It should be a fun week :).

Oh and we went to Disney on Ice yesterday at 11:30! It was their Princess Classics show, and it was really good!! I am hoping we got a few good pictures, but its hard when they are moving so quickly!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Time to blog again... woohoo!!

I was letting this blogging thing take over my world, and now that I've had a break, I'm ready to be not so "obsessed" with it.

Lets see Lets see... my biggest news? I started my own business selling Pampered Chef! I signed up 5 days ago, and I get my new consultant kit in the mail tomorrow, yaaay! If anyone wants to throw a party or a catalog party, let me know... or if you just want to order stuff, or if you are interested in being a consultant, I can definitely give you some more information!! I am having my Grand Opening Party on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. If you are in/around the Tampa area and want to come, let me know!!! All the money I make is going to go straight towards our debt! I'm hoping to earn $1000 a month which would mean I would need to book 8 shows a month, which is a large order. I'm going to start with a goal of 4, and go up one a month from there. Wish me luck!

I have also been really active on I've gotten to meet some people and am really happy with it :). I am even an assistant organizer in one of the groups, and I'm in a couple others. It is keeping Charlotte and me busy... and its GREAT to be able to get out and now Charlotte is walking all over the place and loving to play with her friends. There are even a few that she really knows, its so cute to see!

We had an alumni meeting thing in the beginning of August. It was a student kick-off event where one student (from Florida) attended... going to school in Missouri, so there weren't a whole lot of them. But Phil and I are activity chairs and I organized the event. I think its time to get planning on another event too, bowling anyone?

Charlotte weaned, she just quit one day and that was that. And I'm 99% sure it wasn't a nursing strike because she has still has no interest in it and just refuses to open up, lol.

I haven't eaten meat in forever either. I don't know if I was COMPLETELY vegetarian last time I wrote about it, but I am now and it feels great! Honestly, I don't even miss it. We are even doing soy milk for Phil and myself and cooking etc. However, cheese is a hard one to give up. And we do organic eggs. Its so sad that the Whole Foods is about 30 minutes from here. I wish there were more. Trying to find some good stuff at regular grocery stores is proving harder and harder.

I'm sure there is a bizillion more things, but this is all for now :).