Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bad, bad blogger!

I am a bad blogger. I have thought about blogging over the past week but I haven't done anything except look at everyone else's blog. We have been busy. I was in charge of a children's lenten event that was yesterday. I was in charge by default, our youth and family director asked me to help and then did nothing except get volunteers who did not show up. Luckily, it was a crummy day and our numbers were down so my one volunteer and I weren't too swamped.

My niece and nephew have been in town for several days and have been with us part of the time. They spent the night last night. They talked and giggled until late. My nephew was the first one out. I dont' know what time my niece and son went to sleep but they were still up at 10. She was singing to him.

Our town has the city wide garage sale coming up on April 4. I am super busy getting ready for it. Please come and take some of these treasures off our hands!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Mommy had a meltdown ths morning. Too many toys strung across the house, hubby is addicted to Facebook games and has totally neglected his share of the housework (how hard is it to unload and load the dishwasher and put your own laundry in the hamper?), Aaron is not staying in his own bed and this morning when he was hitting me, I shoved him to the other side of the bed and he his head on the headboard and now he has a black eye......seriously. I had blood drawn this morning and they took is from my hand and it left a huge knot on my hand. My morning daycare forgot I was coming and I had to reschedule I will need to reschedule the afternoon one. I feel like I am just one big ball of stress! My friend, Jess, is visiting this week and I can't find her number to call and get together. Does anyone else feel this way?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Update - Prayer Request

This is just an update on my friend I asked you to pray for in January. The tests have shown that her brain tumor is cancer and she is taking chemo to reduce the size of the tumor. She hasn't been at her job very long so she doesn't have any insurance. A fundraiser is scheduled for her in April. Please keep praying for her and her family.


Have you ever had one of THOSE days? We have had one all week. Aaron has been sick with the flu. We switched our checking account to a "green" account to get a better interest rate. With the "green" account, you get 3 paper checks a month and everything is on-line. Not a bad deal, right? We thought so until two large payments were paid twice out of the account this week. We called the companies to ask questions were bounced around to multiple locations because no one seemed to understand our problem with paying the car payment twice and paying the mortage twice.
Now the new UGH! We just discovered that the social security number FSD gave us telling us it was our son's.....IS NOT HIS. We discovered it when the bank called to tell us that they couldn't open his savings account with it. Thank goodness I hadn't been to have our taxes prepared yet. Now we have to find out how to get him his Soc. This is just crazy!!!!

Cleaning Out

The husband and I are both home today and it seemed to be the perfect time to begin working on our garage sale. Actually, we are just in the middle of the prep work.
We happen to live in a town that boasts the largest garage sale in Missouri. We have a city wide sale the first weekend on April. We start selling on Thursday. We try to do a total clean out to prepare for the event.
Today we are cleaning out bedrooms. If you're near Neosho, MO stop by there is always lots of stuff!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Don't you hate it when you lose something? Right now I am frantically hunting for some paperwork I need to send in to the main office. It should have gone out on Friday. I know the work was done....I have the sheets with the scoring but no forms. Working from home has it's ups and downs.......upside, you can do paperwork while you watch The Biggest Loser.......down side, some times you forget to put your paperwork back where it really goes.

I must complete my search so it can go in the mail!

Edited: I found my paperwork and all has been taken to the post office and shipped to the main office.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm Back

It has been very busy around here for the past few weeks. I had a huge Basket Bash on Saturday. I went in with 9 other Longaberger Consultants to sell our retired products. There were some awsome deals there! I picked up a pumpkin crock that I have wanted for a long time for $15. I haven't seen it that cheap any where else! I sold a ton of my stuff and made enough to buy new product from the new wishlist that began yesterday.

Aaron stayed home today with a bad cough. He is watching Ghostlight right now. It is his favorite short film. He loves anything that lights up and has found a lantern that looks like ghostlight to play with. When he gets older, we'll take him to see the spooklight that the story is made from. We live pretty close to the Spooklight. I saw it once when I was in college and it scared the crap out of us!!!!!
We are trying to get ready for a sales event in Joplin March 13 - 16. Rhea Lana Children's Consignment event is coming to Joplin and we got a booth for Longaberger and Uppercase Living. We are working on some really cute UL demos that I hope to post on here in a couple of days. Speaking of UL, check out Shannon's post about the UL design she got from us
It looks so cute on her platter!!!