Monday, January 30, 2012

YES! Look at how green the grass is and how lush and thick and beautiful! I honestly miss spring and summer more this year then I have ever before. I thought I would post a lovely picture of summer on my blog to remind us all of how lovely summer is.
I have been cleaning out my closet like mad. I am bringing my clothing that I tossed to the clothing bank in town. I am embarrassed at how many bags I have already. There was no reason to have accumulated as many articles of clothing as I did. I also seem to wear the same items over and over. I will take a picture of all the bags of clothing before I donate them. I admit I had clothing that it to small for me that still had the tags on them. I was going to try and sell them but I have tried and I tore the sale tags off and tossed them. At least someone else wont be able to try and resale the item as NWT. Childish I know but that is me!
I will not toss any of my shoes being as I love high heels and dressing up. Even if it is just for church.
My best friend Jo will be coming home from her winter in Arizona the first week in April and we usually do lunch once a week. I am going to try and go to the better restaurants where we will have to dress up at least once a month. I am talking dresses or skirts, nylons, heels, make up, etc!
I am hoping to finish the closet tomorrow and then start on my dresser. I have panties that I have not worn in years but always thought I will be back into them. I wear a 9/10 in panties and these are a size 7. So yeah I will be donating them as well. OK before you say gross these are new panties that were never worn. Hubby bought them for me not knowing what size I wore or what style I liked let alone the color. OK I hate tan panties! When I get back into the size 7 panties I will buy new panties in nice pretty colors!
In the dresser I have swimming suits, and shorts, heck not sure what all is in the dresser. Well i will be donating what does not fit me or is more then 2 sizes to small for me.
I need to find a way to earn money. I am trying to think what I can sell on Etsy. I know there has to be some craftiness in me somewhere. I need to check out ways to sell clothing online that works. Adult clothing cost to much to ship but baby clothing is cheap to ship. I buy cheap and forget I have stuff and then it is to small for who I bought it for. *sigh*.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I love how sweet Megan is in this dress. I bought the dress at Goodwill for a whole 99 cents! I love the good deals I used to find at thrift stores now days it is getting pretty hard to find anything I want or need.

I went shopping today for some groceries and to check out the clearance at Fred Meyer's. I didn't find anything on clearance worth buy except for some groceries that were in the clearance cart. I was able to pick up five six packs of Zevia soda for free with my coupons not counting the tax.

The kids went to school with a two hour late start. I am just glad they both went to school and were out of the house. It would of been nice having quiet time but I was in town while they were gone lol.

I am staying home tomorrow except for my chiropractic appointment. I will pick up Megan's medicines at Target at that time as well. I will then work more on my closet and get stuff loaded into the van to take to the clothing bank on Wednesday. I will also be working on my taxes.
I did not make the stew today being as when I got home I had a migraine and had to go take a nap. I got to feeling sick in town and was just not able to do much when I got home.

\OK not much to day today just want to make sure I blog each day and I hope to get more followers and readers!
XOXOXO D

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday At My House

This is what I have been dealing with these last few days. Well the snow and ice and rain and wind oh and no power to boot! I am sad to say that this cute tree did not make it through the storm. It was the nicest tree in this neighborhood but now it is history save for the trunk.
OK I am still working on clearing out stuff that I do not need, use, want, wear, etc.
I donated all of my card making supplies to my friend from church being as she makes cards for our amazing soldiers. I figured it was better to donate it to a good cause then to try and sell the stuff at a huge loss to me and still need supplies for the card making supplies. It was hard to tell them good bye being as I always planned to get back into making them but never do.
I went through my closet after an argument with hubby over my large amount of stuff and I tossed 4/5th of my clothing. Most of the clothing is to small for me or I just did not like what I had in the closet. Some was given to me by a friend but it was just not my style. I figure if the clothing was a size 16 and here I am at a fat size 24 then why keep it any longer? I am going to go through the clothing one more time before I donate it to the clothing back just to be sure being as i was very upset when I pulled most my clothing off of hangers.
I am also donating a lot of stuff for our ladies night out this Friday. I hate to dust and the more stuff I have the more I have to dust. So I have gathered a few things around my house that are new or almost new just not needed and figured that someone else can be blessed by them! Let me tell you that there are going to be a lot of prizes this Friday night at our ladies night out!
OK so what have I gave away you might ask? I gave away my fish tank and stand, my card making supplies in the cart that held them all, my lava lamp, all of my cat supplies, I sold or gave away 3 book cases, numerous kitchen goodies, all of the VHS tapes, and 4 large boxes of clothing and Megan's and hubbies and various other kid items. I also have a large box of towels that will be going into the garage to be used as rags and tossed! I bought new towels and will use them and the few other towels that  have that are in great shape. Or I might return the new towels I bought and just make sure that the towels left are the ones that do not have that funky smell that towels pick up so easily.
I am going to go through the bedding and cut back on what we have. I am picky on the sheets I sleep on so if they have the burrs I will donate them. My favorite sheet has a tear or two in them from getting caught on stuff so I have to toss it. I will toss the top sheet as well with it. I usually just use the fitted sheets on my bed and sleep with a comforter on me. Megan sleeps like that and so does hubby and the boy. I was told that fitted sheets and a comforter will be on clearance for 50% off tomorrow so I might go check them out and see what is available. I am also going to donate my leopard comforter being as it has burrs now from over use. Well maybe not being as I do love that comforter and how cool it looks in my bedroom.
OK that is all I have to say for now hope you all are safe and warm tonight. XOXOXO

Monday, January 16, 2012

This is what I made for dinner yesterday. It was done in the crock pot and was delicious and healthy to boot. Oh and it was very easy to make which makes it a win, win, win recipe for me. There is potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and 2 cans of chicken broth in this. Some salt and pepper to taste. I forgot to add the flour to thicken it but it was still delicious. I do think that I prefer the creamy version of potato soup better though.
Megan took another fall into the wall and split her brow area again. there is also a huge hole in the wall where she hit. i am doing this blog and then going to go lay down with her for the night and read in bed. I hate these seizures and all of her falls. This beautiful little girl *yes she is 20 but she is always my little girl* has bruises all over her body non stop. She looks like she was beat up half the time.
I am going to start making daily list of what I need to do and keep it in a notebook. This way I will be able to see what I did accomplish each day and what I need to get done and what I always forget to do.
Tomorrow the kids here are on a two hour delay due to the weather. Depending on what channel or the time we are going to get between two to six inches of snow tonight through tomorrow and then another two to six inches on Wednesday. I think we will have slush that turns into ice. If we get a winter wonderland I will post lost of pictures.
I am seeing a chiropractor now for ten visits and then I have to pay for my visits over and above my co-pay. I still have the one spot in my back that wont pop but I want it to pop it always hurts and aches. I had X-rays done and i do have degenerative arthritis through out my body. I also have thinning of something at my hips and the Dr. thinks I will have issues in ten years that will cause me trouble. Hey ten years is still ten years away!
I also have a hearing test scheduled for February 4th I think it is. If there is talking going on around me and other noise I can not understand what is being said most the time. With accents I am having a super hard time understanding what is said. I can be watching television and hubby will talk to me and I do not understand what hubby has asked me and have to continually say huh?
OK what else? I have been cleaning out stuff again and made a huge dent of the mess in my bedroom. I still have more to do but I am getting going in the right direction at least. i need to work on one area and finish that and not worry about other areas.
Well i am getting tired and thinking bed sounds pretty good right about now. XOXOXO Daphne



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I am so sad by some news I just received today. One of the young men from my church was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He is a wonderful example of God's love and is a blessing to know.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dear bloggers,

I am using life recognition.  I just found out that it was on my computer today.  I am not sure if I like that.  Am going to drive me bonkers.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I hate morning so much. This picture is purrfect for me!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wow I Need To Blog!

Where does time go? The older I get the faster time seems to fly by me. How can I be 47 already? It seems just yesterday I was 35 and just before that I was 21 and I was 16 just a few days before that.
My life has had good days and bad days like most of us have. I have had a few friends pass on to heaven and even though my heart aches with their passing my heart also beats in happiness knowing that they are no longer in pain, or lonely, or whatever was wrong at the time. They are now walking with angels!
Tomorrow I have a memorial service for a wonderful gentleman who passed away on Christmas. He was a wonderful Christian and knew the bible better then anyone I know. He played the violin so beautifully it would bring tears to my eyes. His wife Miss Donna and him *Brother Chuck* spent the last of his days together in prayer and reading the bible together. What a shinning example of love and courage they were! My prayers go to Miss Donna as she now must travel this journey without he beloved husband. I know she will shed tears but that she is also blessed by her husbands passing and will have her sweet smiles again for everyone and her beautiful love for us all will shine!

I also had to have my cat Fraidy put to sleep. She was just not happy unless she was right with me 24/7 it seems. She was always meowing for me if I was out of site, was always hungry but did not want to eat and she was always jumping onto the counters, the table and even the cabinet one time. I still miss Fraidy and even though it has been 2 months since she passed I am once again crying at her passing. I want to get another cat to love on but with hubby's allergies to cats and his dislike of cats I am not going to try for awhile to get one. I will admit I do not miss having to clean the cat box out or the smell from the urine. it is nice to walk into the house and smell clean. However just look what a sweetheart Fraidy is in this picture!

OK I am going to go to bed but I promise I will be posting regular daily blogs once again.
XOXOXO D