Archive | August 2017

No Extra Spending Month Update 

I actually didn’t do too bad with this.  I ended up buying a few things but I was not getting boxes/packages everyday.  I think I am going to make September and October no buying books months.  I have so many unread books at home and on my kindle.  I think it’s time to give them some focus.  I’m really liking these mini challenges for myself.  I will keep you posted.  

Just My Afternoon Drive Home From Work 

As I was driving home this afternoon listing to music on my iPod, singing along with all the Disney songs, it dawned on me the people driving next to me have to think I’m crazy.  I can really get into my Disney songs.  Singing at the top of my lungs and doing hand gesters when stopped at a light.  Thirty-three years old and still a child at heart.  

1 Year Already 


Apparently yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my much planned Disney Trip getting canceled at the last minute.  I still have wounds from this one.  But they are healing slowly.  When you are a planner like I am it is hard to move on when your hard work is destroyed in an instant like that.  Maybe some day I can plan the perfect Disney World Vacation, again, for my babies.  But I’ll never get back not being with them for their first visit, that will leave scars.  

Potty Training 

A few months ago the kids’ mommy started potty training the three year old.  None of us knew what an adventure that was going to be.  He took to peeing in the potty pretty quickly but pooping in the potty was a whole other story.  I didn’t think he would ever be fully potty trained.    When you tried to talk to him about it he just ignored you or changed the subject.  I even started download kindle books about pooping in the potty to read to him since he loved reading Peter Rabbit so much.  The last book I downloaded might have been the winner because it seems like the very next day he took to pooping in the potty and hasn’t turned back.  The book I read to him Super Pooper.


After he was pooping on the potty for a few weeks I found this postcard and mailed it to him congratulating him on becoming a super pooper.


Oh the things an Auntie will do.

Lottery Dreams 

With the Power Ball up to $700 million tonight I can’t help but think of some of the first things I would do if I were to win some part of it.  

My Lottery Wish List 

🤑 Purchase the Disney Vacation Club

🤑 Take my babies to Disney World

🤑 Take a Disney Cruise

🤑 Purchase a fifth wheel and truck to pull it

🤑 Purchase a Highlander for everyday driving 

🤑 Build a house 

🤑 Become a freelance writer

🤑 Start a foundation in memory of my Aunt who died from cervical cancer.
Or at least I think that’s about everything on my list.

Solar Eclipse 

I know this is a rare event but I am so ready for this eclipse to be over.  I am so glad I am working today so I don’t have to be out and about in the craziness.  I know some people really like this kind of stuff but not me.
Update: I did go outside at work yesterday and look up at the eclipse.  With the glasses of course. 

It’s About Time 

I have been in a huge funk for going on two years now.  I don’t really remember when it started but I do know why it started.  I let my heart and head get carried away with itself and convinsed myself I had a chance with a guy who was way out of my league.  And the funk just got worse last year when my well planned Disney Vacation was cancelled and I didn’t get to go to the Outer Banks even though it was an Outer Banks year.  But this week I feel like the weight has been lifted off my shoulders and my funk is ending.  I’ve been to Disney World already this year and in a few weeks I’ll be back in the Outer Banks and my heart has mended.  

Missing These Right Now

Do you remember these?  I loved Planters Cheese Balls and was sad when you couldn’t get them anymore.  I have tried many different kids of cheese balls since then and they just aren’t the same.  I’m not sure what it was about the Planters brand but personally I have not been able to find anything that compares.  

He Did It

Congratulations to Jason from Kentucky for winning Food Network Star.  I can’t wait to see what kinda of show he will have.  I know it will be entertaining for sure.  I might be able to convert my mom to a Food Network junkie after all.