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Friday, April 20, 2012

Trying New Things

It's Friday, so you know what time it is! New Release time! I've got 5 Brand New Wordart Packs in the store, plus an Easter Bundle for you!!! $2.00 per WordArt Pack, and only $7 for the 10 WordArt pack bundle!!! Click HERE to go to the store :)

All layouts by Sharon - Our schedules actually lined up this week! Woohoo! I've missed her AWESOME layouts!!!

So remember that big party that I closed out on Tuesday night at Kims? Oh yeah, it came in today! And it was only Thursday!!! We were SO stoked!!! Overnight shipping totally rocks! hehe.

I got the kids up and dressed and out the door to school, then made sure that Jake was moving, and took my laptop and headed to Kim's house. Her bi-polar kid was "dying", and needed to stay home today. But she still needed to get the kindergartner to school. So, I supervised the "dying" one while she drove Austin to school. Jake checked in with me before he went to the bus. Thank goodness he was happy and on time. ha!

I designed while at Kim's house, and stayed till around 9am. I had 4 Wordart packs done when I left, too! Oh yeah for me! I was on a roll! I hurried home at 9, and changed real fast for Yoga. I told the girls that if I got enough work done, that I'd go.

Erin picked me up, and she and I and Kari and Julia and I headed to yoga. We met Laura and Nicky and Jenny and her mother-in-law Shirley there. Oh yeah, there were a TON of us. That class was PACKED full of people today. And I think he was trying to kill me today. Because I'm so far out of shape it's even funny. I've totally let myself go... :( But I didn't quit. I kept on plugging on. Shaking legs and arms besides the point. ha!

My reward for yoga was going out to lunch. I told the girls that from the get go - ha! Jenny wasn't going to go, but I made the group put it to a vote, and we ALL voted that she had to come with us. And it actually worked! She came with us! ROFL! Who knew that she would listen to my crazy rantings!!!

We decided to try the Japanese place on Airway. It was $12 for the lunch buffet (that was INCLUDING the military discount), but I thought it was pretty good. All sorts of sushi and meats and soups and junk. I didn't know what half of it was. I needed someone to explain it all to me. Amanda, my dear, you needed to be my Sushi translator!!! hehe :)

Kari and Julia didn't care for it, since Kari is a vegetarian, and Julia's stomach can't handle meats. And almost everything they had was meats. So it was expensive for not much for them. Sorry, girls. It's Jenny's fault. She picked it. Erin and I were in hog heaven, though. LOL.

After lunch, we headed pack to post, and found Kim's party order in my house!!! We all came inside (minus Jenny and Shirley) and separated the orders. It was like Christmas! We all had SUCH a great time! hehe ;) Again we were thrilled with how quickly it came in!

We loaded up all the orders, and dropped Laura off at her car at the gym. Then we went to Kim's house. And dropped off her order, and 2 of the other orders. She would see Cherylynn and the other chickie at her kids' school today. We stayed and chatted for about 20 minutes, then headed home. Erin dropped of Julia, then dropped off me.

Tom was home by that point, and I worked on a project for a little bit, and sent him to the bus. And then CPT was home, and I continued working. Then headed up to the bank to deposit money from Leigh's party. We wanted to close it out around 5 tonight. Jim came with me. I don't know what he thought a bank was, but was sorely disappointed with what it actually was. hehe.

We came back home, and I met with Leigh briefly and closed out her party, then came back home. CPT and Joe and Leo went to hockey at 5:45pm, and the other kids and I hung here. After Jake's chores were done, he went to a friends house in the neighborhood across the street from ours. Nick, I think. Funny, because that was the other friends name who moved to Ft. Sill! LOL. I guess he doesn't have to remember his name, right?

Eme made Strawberry cupcakes with powdered sugar dusting, and Tom made sloppy joes for us. And I designed and loaded my store. Thursdays are my "bad parent" nights. ha! Unless I'm uber productive during the day. I was only uber productive between 7:30-9:00. And that wasn't long enough. hehe. Last week I was. But this week was SO much more fun!

It's now 7:30pm. CPT and Joe and Leo are on their way home. Jake is hanging with Boxer. I had him come home at 6:45pm. Eme is on her way home from the park with Lexie. Tom is working on a merit badge for Boy Scouts. Jim is doing something in the other room that involves singing to himself - LOL!

The girls and I are gonna go on a walk tomorrow morning, then I'm not sure what else the day holds. I DO know that come 9am, I'm placing my order for the new catalogs!!!! hehe :)

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Garden Grow

So, tomorrow is the 20th. And I'm SO excited, because that means that I can order the May catalogs for Miche!! I guess they're just doing a one month catalog thing for May. Not sure how that's gonna work. We shall see. I wonder how many I will need to order, then.... Hmmmm. I have tomorrow to figure it out, I guess. ha!

I woke up at normal time, and got the kids off to school. I was super sleepy, though, for some reason. CPT had a bunch of errands for me to do. Sigh. I told him to email me a shopping list and that I would go. But then he never did. Ha! So I didn't go. He did say to go and get the title of the 2001 Suburban transferred over before the temple trip this weekend, though. He and Tom and Jake are going. So that was a priority.

But I wanted to watch a Vampire Diaries first. So that was a priority. LOL. Then my mom called, so I chatted with her for about an hour first. THEN watched the hour long show. Then headed on up to the title place on post. Which took about an hour.

And that took me up to lunch. CPT came home, and I was SO incredibly sleepy by that point, I could hardly stay awake. What was wrong with me??? I managed to be poor company during lunch hour, he went back to work and 1, and I napped until 3:15. Seriously!

Tom came home, and asked if I'd gone and bought the modeling clay that he needed for his science project due tomorrow. Crapit! Nope, I hadn't... So I left him in charge of going to the bus, and headed out the close gate (thank goodness it's open from 2-4) to go to Target. And bought the last 2 packs of modeling clay. Then went to the Dollar Tree for some supplies for Cub Scouts. We can plan seeds! They had all of that! Perfect :)

And got home a few minutes past 4pm. We had time to shuck 15 ears of corn, and get it in 2 big old pots of water with a stick of butter. And get it boiling. And get kids changed for baseball, and the suburban loaded, and Tom started on his project. Jake was being "special needs", so he had to come to the park with me. Tom and Eme got to stay at home and wait to come to Scouts later with CPT.

The corn wasn't done when it was time to go, but I put it in a seal-able zipper cooler, and it steamed itself the rest of the way done. And it turned out PERFECT. I learned a trick to picking the perfect ear of corn at the store. And from a random stranger, none the less. Look for the ears with the nastiest silky parts coming out of the stalk. Those are the yummiest ears. It's been true every time!

Anyway, we took the corn, and headed off to the park. Jim and Joe and Jake and I. Joe went to practice, and the rest of us ate. Julia brought crissount (I know that's not spelled right...) sandwiches. With turkey and tomato and lettuce. SO freakin' good! And Kari brought drinks, and Kim brought apples and bananas and fruit snacks. Good dinner, girls! And I had the fresh corn on the cob. Oh yeah! I think the other families were jealous- ha!

We had a lot of fun sitting around chatting and laughing and making fun of people, as usual. I don't know what Julia and I are gonna do when Kari and Kim move after school gets out! We need to find 2 crazy friends to replace them! If possible - :( I don't think it IS possible - hehe :)

Kim took the little kids over to the other ball field at 6:30, and I cleaned up the ginormous mess of food that we had, and Kari and Julia picked up the uniforms. Then I took Joe and Leo and Alex (I let him come this time) to Scouts. Alex was PERFECT. Joe and Leo were naughty this week.

We did have a great den meeting, though. We spent the first 10 minutes playing freeze tag outside. And by we, I meant I watched 7 rowdy Cub Scouts, and wondered how I was gonna get through it. I decided to move our table and chairs outside. It was 85 degrees. It would work :)

Next, we had the opening ceremony. And had to deal with people jumping off chairs, and being unruly and rowdy and squirrely and junk. Dang, these kids are hyper... Maybe because I have a special needs kid at home, when you add 2 more into the mix, I get annoyed. I don't know.

Anyway, we talked about the different kinds of plants. Then passed out the planters (7 per boy). And put labels on them. Then passed out markers. And let them pick what kinds of seeds they wanted (from 12 kinds). And they labeled the planters.

Then they got the dirt, and we passed out the seeds. And they planted the seeds. And that was the 60 minute den meeting. We had the prayer, got a snack, and cleaned up. I released kids back to their parents, and headed home. I dropped Alex off, then exchanged Leo for Jim. I put kids to bed, and started blogging.

It's now 9:30pm. CPT and Tom and Jake are still at church. I'm still tired. Even with that 2 hour nap. I hope I'm not coming down with something. That would be sad :( I don't have time to be sick, you know! hehe.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Super Fantastic Good Time

Hey there! So, Kim's party was today. I spent the whole morning getting ready for it. And then the WHOLE day at her house. Seriously. I didn't get home till around 5:30pm. And I got there at 10am. LOL. But it was SO much fun! Total Miche success! Best party so far!!!

I was calm and confident and totally worked the party! I kept the talking presentation part to a bare minimum, and showed the shells, and got the girls interacting with the tickets for the drawing, and we just had fun! We had a "dress up" to match your outfit with the purses time, and we played with the purses. Just a lot of fun.

And Kim ended up get $100 worth of free product credit! And 4 half price shells, and 35% off of the rest of her order! And we got the part closed out that same day! I was SO super excited! And, because of that party, I made by sales goals for April!

After the kids got home from the bus, I as still at Kims house, and they all came over and had left over food. Oh yeah, no after school snack preparations for me. We eventually tore down the display and we brought it all home.

CPT was busy getting ready for Baseball practice with Tom. He and Tom and Joe (he wanted to go too) left for practice, and I had the other kids. Jake was in trouble (again...) and in his room, so I just had Jim and Eme. I took some "me" time and watched and episode of Vampire Diaries, then worked on my online buddy Tiffany's party. She had 2 bundles that she wanted to get. That should be closed out tomorrow or so. And Leigh's party needs closed out too. Oh yeah! I should be near the top of the leaderboard for my group - hehe :)

I helped Jim with his homework, and put the kids to bed. Joe and Tom and CPT came home, then Tom and Joe went to bed. I showed CPT all of my grand accomplishments for the day, and then he went to work on his truck for a bit, and I started blogging. And here it is, 9:06pm. There's time for one more Vampire Diaries before bed. I'm telling ya, it's gotta be about over, right? I mean, how many more episodes can there be??? I've gotta run out of them soon???? Hopefully! I need my life back! LOL :)

Oh yeah, and for those of you who do Miche, here's the list of shells that are being retired by the end of the month. So, if you want them, get them NOW. They will be gone VERY soon :). Or is that :(...

Click HERE to go to my Miche store.


Summer (already gone)

Laurie Urban
Soft Red Wallet
Mystic Charmer
Storm Charmer
Night, you guys :)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Day At The Ballpark

Oh yeah, 4 hours at the ballpark... I'm exhausted. LOL. Good thing I didn't do anything else the rest of the day - LOL. I did get the kids off to school on time. Jake's alarm went off for 30 minutes (6:45-7:15) before he got up and turned it off, but he did get up and turn it off and hopped right in the shower. So that was good.

After they left, I completed a Scrapbookgraphics work project. Then Kari and Julia and I went on an hour long walk. I guess that was good, right?

Then I did some Miche work, then watched an episode or 2 of Vampire Diaries. CPT came home for lunch, and we hung out. Then he went back, and I worked on an Easter Bundle for Fridays releases. Then I watched a Vampire Diaries, and took a nap. Yeah, that was my day...

Tom got the kids from the bus, and I went to the Commissary to get stuff for dinner. I was in charge of baseball practice dinner. Kim and Kari and Julia and I are feeding families together at the park. I had main course tonight. I went with fries and chicken sandwiches with cheese.

I sent Joe to practice with Kari, and came about 15 minutes late. It took longer to bake the fries and the chicken than I thought it would. But i got it all done, and off we went. The little kids played and ate, and the moms ate and chatted.

Then we moved the "party" to the little kids' practice at the other ball field. And we got the games schedules tonight, so we were entering it all into our phones. We have a few overlaps, but most if it will be ok...

Then Kari and Julia went home, and Kim and I went to the older boy's practice. We watched CPT and Hunter and Tom. It was a good time. We stayed for the uniforms to be passed out and got their schedules. And yeah, it was 9pm by the time we left the field. Holy crap!

I got home, and got the kids to bed. And here I sit. It's almost 10pm. I'm drained! But I think I have 1 more Vampire Diaries left in me! hehe. Once they are done and over, I can get back to my normal life, right?

I have a Miche party at Kim's house tomorrow. It should be a FUN time!!!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Source of Frustration

So, I took the weekend off... Sorry... I'm a slacker. :( A few times I thought of going back to blog, but I never got around to it. Bad, bad me! I was sucked into the Vampire Diaries! I seriously just sat around and watched TV all day long! On my iPad. My kids had a clean their rooms day on Saturday. I did help, so it wasn't like I did nothing. Jim and Joe's room was spotless. Eme's too. And Jake's. And Tom's. It was quite the long and tiring process.

And we again had it drilled home that Jake is fixating on electronics. Sigh. So not good. He is trying to get ahold of a key to the closet at any cost. Or a DS. Or a computer. It's a major fixation. He can't let it go. Saturday was spent fighting with Dad most of the time. I hate it. I was upset a lot of the day.

I did get to sleep in on Sunday, which was good. CPT held down the fort. But then, Jake convniced the little kids to swipe my key, and break into the electronics closet and steal DS's. I was SO mad when I woke up. So I spent the morning with angry tears. Which, of course, lead to a migraine. And being late to church. Sigh.

After church, I escaped to more vampire diaries.

I forgot to blog about Friday. It was my 2nd Miche party! It really went well. It was at my neighbor Leigh's house. I'm getting more confident in my presentation skills. Honing it in. I'm having a lot of fun with it. For date night, CPT and I stayed in, and hung out. And yeah, that's kind of what we've been doing. Low key (but crazy) weekend at home. I'll be happy to send kids back to school on Monday.

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