Wednesday, April 16, 2008


No doghouses to be found anywhere at Lowe's that will work for my girl:(. But on a better, brighter note, I am getting a doghouse free from work! yay! and I know that it is perfect for her. Will need help from the guys as to getting it into my back ayrd. Well, enough about dogs and doghouses..Seems that my sister might have a tumor on her pituitary gland. Until a few days ago, I did not even know that tumors could grow on that gland. ! Well she had an MRI just a while ago, and blood tests a few days ago. Have not found out the results yet. I will call her in a few days and find out what is going on. Till then, I just won't worry about it. Does no good to . No sense in driving yourself crazy with worry about something you have no control over.Beddy bye time for me now. Good night world.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Off to Lowe's to pick out a dog house for Heidi:)

M Family room

This is my family room. The pic does not show the whole thing, and yes the floor is going to be re-done, b ut it looks 100000000000000000000000000percent better than it did. Now, I still have to finish the bathroom, the guest room, and the kitchen. I am taking estimates on having the windows cleaned. Normally I would do them myself, but i have storm windows and I am told that they are a bitch to clean, so I am having them done. I am having laminate tile put on the kitchen floor plus (I think) in the bathroom. More pics as i get things done. Oh yes, and my yard man is coming to do my lawn( I am having it sodded, landscaped) on Wednesday. YAY!

My New Home(Ok I know it isn't new)

This is my bedroom. Nice hardwood floors, and great new designs (I went with New Orleans French style country)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Sunday

Well, today my cousin Joni headed back to her home in Arkansas. I will be forever grateful to her for her help. Perhaps someday I can help her the way that she helped me. She is honest, funny, intelligent, and works her butt off!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Getting there!

Today, as was yesterday, I was exhausted all day. Work work work, which I love, but when you add my weight, I get tired out easy. My house is getting done. Yay! I am going with an old time New Orleans French country theme, and I am going to even have Laissez le bon roulement de périodes !
stenciled, or placed in my kitchen above my cupboards. The Family room is now painted a pearl green, which is one of my favourite colors. Every thing is dusted, cleaned, replaced , or new( I , thankfully have few new things added) I have a beautiful and very inexpensive couch put in. Tomorrow, I am having a technician come in and look at my windows that I am sad to say have not been cleaned in about twelve years. I am having a cleaning woman come out to my place twice a month to clean. Beyond that, I will keep it clean. It is such a cute home. The master bedroom is going to be painted in a pearl blue. I have new bedsheets, linens, and the guestbedroom is being repainted in a beautiful pearl yellow. Heidi is getting a dog house and she is going to stay out side, unless the weather gets bad. Much moving things and cleaning and work has been done, and most of it has not been done by me. I will forever owe a debt of gratitude to my family for helping me. My mother and my cousin did most of the work. In spite of the pet stains, the hardwood floors are turning out beautiful. To have them sanded down and some boards replaced plus having my kitchen floor laminated(Ok I only have one estimate thus far) will cost me approximately 2 grand. The money does not concern me all that much because I have much saved up, and I still am saving. Oh yes, and I am also installing a toddler gate for my Heidi, so she cannot escape into any of the other rooms(she will be allowed to come into the kitchen and the laundry room)Oh yes, did I say that sometime in the future, I am getting a flat screen television? Happy! Well, the floor comes first! As they say in New Orleans:Laissez le bon roulement de périodes !

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Update ..

Today is April 6, 2008. I am feeling and doing much better. My family has really come full circle in helping me get my house in great shape! The bedrooms( I have 2) are in the middle of a wondrous makeover, as is my kitchen and family room. I owe a serious debt of gratitude to my family, especially my cousin Joni. She has been a GODSEND. I mean she has worked the hardest. I have also been working hard, doing some cleaning when I come home from work at night. I will post some pics when all is done. There is still work to be done.Tomorrow, I (ok we) get started on my guest bedroom.I promise here and now to keep my cute little house clean! I promise to post pictures when we are done. May take a while, and I have spent a little money, but it is definitely worth it. My mother and Joni are great decorators, which is great. I am not so hot in the decorating department but I am going to do great with the cleaning.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Disgusted and Depressed

yesterday, I was feeling reaaly bad. I became disgusted with myself. I cried a lot. I was so disgusted with myself for putting on so much weight that I can now hardly walk. I My back hurts all the time and my knees are starting to hurt. I stayed home from work most of the day yesterday. My sister,mother and cousin came over to my house unexpectedly and I was extremely embarrassed because my house is filthy. I have tried to keep it clean, but with all the weight I get tired easily. I did not want them to know what happened to my house. My sister said that she loved me, but could not stand being in the house because it stank. My mother had a very sad look on her face, and that upset me even more. She said that she wasn't mad. They said that they were not mad and understood what it feels like to be depressed.There is much renovation that needs to be done to my house, but they have agreed to help me do it. My cousin even tore out some of my carpeting while I was at work today.I did much cleaning last night, and some tonight.I feel bad for making them sad. They say that they are glad to help, and they gave me lots of hugs and are helping me and getting my house fixed up. I feel so ashamed.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lap Banding update

Well, this getting the lap banding surgery prep is going slower than I though. Oh well I am in no big hurry to have it doen. I mean, I want it, need it, but there is a ton of prep work to do before surgery is done. I am hoping to have it done sometime later this year. I have taken a great interest in other things, too. For instance, Iam really getting the hang of my camera. I love it! I find that the battery on the camera can run down fairly quickly if I don't charge it up every few days. Other than that it is great. I am still debt free and I am going to stay that way. I am still listening to Glenn Beck and Dave Ramsey(those guys are great). I have not spoken with Dennis is a very long time. I think he has another girlfriend right now. Oh well.Jeff has moved to Kansas City. The last time I chatted with him, he was having some unspecified difficulties, and needs some time by himself. I may try to call him in a few weeks. I am still enjoying my classic tv and even more so since I have a new dvd player.Sex has not been in the picture for a while. I like being alone. I come home after work, and other than the tv and/or the dog, it is QUIET. I love it. This is my life. I don't think I will ever get married.Oh well. I don't dwell too much on it.