Saturday, January 19, 2008

My last post for a short while...

Well I'm not going to be able to post for a couple of weeks. This weekend we're busy packing, moving and cleaning. Next week I've got to: get the kids enrolled in school, go to an interview/fill out papers/ do the piss-n-a-cup for my new job, clean the rental house we are moving out of, move everything that we didn't move over the weekend (this should be minimal to none after tomorrow). Plus it'll be a couple of weeks before I get a phone line hooked up to the house (do to the phone company requiring a ridiculously high deposit) then I get to find a dial up isp that is local. I'll probably be starting work next week as well.
So life will be extra crazy for the next week or so, but that's all right. A little craziness is good for ya.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


All right, now with the typing of that title I have the song from the Beatles in my head.

Yesterday afternoon was busy. On the way to the lawyer's office I got a phone call from a place I had faxed my resume to. So I may of got a job and a house in the same day. Today sometime I have to go to the shop and get the application they faxed there. All eleven pages of it, I swear when you work in the healthcare business they need,or want, to know your entire life history plus some. It's perfectly fine, I understand you only want to hire the best, most reliable people. It's just crazy how many papers you have to fill out. Then they do a background check, a driving record check, a drug test, they check the registries to make sure your not listed as having abused anybody. By the end of it all the company knows more about you then you do. It's okay though, I'm sure I'll love the job. I'm going to be taking care of special needs people this time. It'll only be about a 15 minute drive from the house, compared to the 45 minute drive it would of been to the place of my prior employment. I try my absolute best to work as close as possible to where the kids will be during the day. Beginning in the next week or so they'll be at the elementary school. Staying home is not going to be an option, not with the mortgage payment we have now. We could make it on Hubby's salary, but it would be so tight we would squeak when we walked. We just don't want to live that way, and then if something bad happens we would drown. I want to avoid that as well.
It'll be great, new home, new job, new school for the kids. When we start a new chapter in the book of our life we go all out. Everyone seems to be in a lighter mood today, except for Hubby who is still trying to choke down the amount of the mortgage payment and our less-then-great interest rate. He'll be okay once we get our budget all figured out and everything. We've never paid so much a month for a place to live. It'll take a big adjustment, but it'll work out. It kinda has to now.
Oh I also got an Eastern Redbud tree in the mail yesterday from the Arbor day foundation. My yard is going to be so pretty, in a few years.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It's official...we now own all this; 1500 sq ft. 1.2acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, a kitchen, a dining room, a living room and a den. Now the fun begins.

Getting my ducks in a row and such...

Trying to figure out what all I'm going to need to do once we get moved. I'm going to be putting the kids in the elementary school there. Fun thing is going to be since technically they are coming from a private school(we are with an umbrella school, I'm technically a teacher of the school and our home is a satellite campus according all to Tn state law, but it's homeschooling anyway you look at it) they'll have to be tested for grade placement. I think my oldest son may test lower then what he is because of his math problems. I pretty much know that my youngest son will test lower because most likely he'll refuse to answer the questions. He did this for pre-school and kindergarten, if he doesn't know the person he will not talk to them (or at least not where they can understand him). He will not do what they ask him, he'll sit there giving them a blank stare for the most part. If they test him after he's been around them a few weeks he'll test at where he's suppose to be at for the most part. He did this every other time, lol. He refused to do things I knew he knew how to do or he would act goofy and do it totally wrong. Bad thing is, is the teachers knew he was acting up but graded him on what he did. I hate that, I think kids/students ought to be graded on homework and classroom skills not given standardized test or silly jump on one foot type tests (what kid is going to take an adult seriously when they are telling them to "jump like this" " or can you stick this thread through this whole" my son looked at them like "this is stupid" and just sat there or did it the way he wanted to, which of course was wrong). There are a lot of members of my family who have test anxiety and do awful on end-of-the year tests. They got good grades up until then, and are very bright people. But the test knows all and that's all that counts or at least in this country it is.
Well, I'm not looking forward to it, my two that I'm worried about not passing the school's test are okay with having to go back to their previous grade (my youngest wants to go back to kindergarten, can't say I blame him, lol ;). My daughter I worry that she may have an attitude the day of her test and throw a fit and fail. I hope not and I know she doesn't do other people like she does me but that worry is there. My middle son, I think, will do just fine on it. It's a bit nerve-wracking but it'll be okay in the end, I know it will.

On a final note... My youngest son came into the living room carrying his backpack and his shoes:
y.s :"I'm ready to move now."
me: "You have your clothes, toys and everything."
y.s.: "I have a blanket and a pillow and my lions."

Yep, just the essentials, that's all ya need.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Close Tomorrow!

I just got a call from Hubby...we're closing on the house at 4pm tomorrow. Is that a finish line I see? I think, I think it is. It could be a starting line, though, depending on how you look at it.

Just Another Rambling Post

I don't have anything smart or witty to talk about. I'm not in the mood to rant or rave about anything. I'm just bored so I'll put something here since it's been a few days since my last post.
We haven't heard about the house again as of 9:30am this morning. Well I haven't heard, Hubby may of since he's who the lender calls but he's at work so I won't hear before noon anyway. I'm hoping we can close this week. I want the trouble of packing and moving, I want the big mortgage payment, I want to have to go through the headache of having to figure out where to go to turn utilities on. Heck I even want to have to go back to having to use dial-up again because it's a little one light town we're moving in, lol. I want this because it's mine. I can do whatever I want to this house and 1.2 acres of land. If I want to take out a couple walls (and I do) I can. If I want to paint the living room a royal blue, I can.
I'm nervous, excited, frustrated, annoyed, hopeful, depressed, optimistic and pessimistic all at the same time with this home buying sh-stuff. I just want it over. I want to move in and not move again for a long while. Like after I finish college and become an RN and we decide to move 'cause we can afford more. Of course, you never know, we may just fall in love with the neighbors, community and everything and decide that that's where we'll stay till the end of our days. That would be great, I've always wanted to live in a town like Mayberry or even Mayfield (I had to look this one up, it's the town the Beaver's from Leave it to Beaver lived in, in case you didn't know). I've always wanted to live in one of those neighborhoods/towns you see on old t.v. shows where neighbors are always popping in for coffee or tea and gossip, and the kids all play together in the street (okay so I would never allow mine play in the street but if all the neighborhood kids want to play in the yard and traipse mud through the house that's okay, that's why they invented carpet cleaners). Of course real life is nothing like t.v. but, hopefully our new neighbors will be great, I know they have kids and hopefully they are nice kids. I saw a swing set in the yard across the street as well but I don't know if that's for kids or grand kids so I'll wait and see. It'll be an adventure anyway and that's what life is about, right.

Friday, January 11, 2008

There's a Roof!

Woohoo, we got the news Wednesday night. Now it's back to the underwriters and we should hear something tonight or Monday. This makes the third time back to the underwriters, I believe. Hopefully it's the final time. They also have to get a copy of the roofers license to make sure he was licensed. If he wasn't then they may to send someone out to look at the house. They just re-shingled over the existing shingles it looks like. This kinda sucks but FHA allows for 3 layers. I really can't blame the seller to want to go the cheapest route, he's wanting to buy some land and has already had to lower the price of the house.
Well that's it for now, I'm off to see about getting some stuff done.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Family...

I got a comment someone wasn't quite sure if I was me 'cause I mentioned a sister with twins. Most people who know me and the family I grew up with don't realize I have a whole other family as well. It gets kinda confusing in a way. So here it goes...I have a total of 4 sisters, 2 brothers and a stepsister/sister-in-law (actually I have more step-siblings but I don't know who they are and we're all grown so I'm not too worried about it, if we ever meet then great but if we don't then that's okay too) and another sibling that's about 5 years older then my oldest brother that I didn't know about till a while ago. I grew up with my older brother and 3 of my sisters. I met my sister with the twins and brother once before I guess (she has pictures to prove it , I just don't remember it I was pretty young). I didn't find her/meet her again till I was in my early twenties. She was married with a little girl about the same age as my middle son. Well we've sorta tried to keep in touch since then. I think that's it as far as I know, there's (in order from oldest to youngest and by first initial only)...B.,T.,D.,L.,S. and H. (okay I guess the "T" should really be an "A" but we know her commonly by "T" so I'll leave it at that) and then there's V who's my step-sis/sil. It gets real confusing because B. and I have siblings and grandparents and aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews that T.,L and H do not have because they came after our mom's first marriage was over or during her second marriage. I'm positive we're not the only family in the world that's this way. It just makes for a wonderfully large confusing family tree. Well actually my sister and I were talking about it this morning, it's not much of a tree. I think it's more of a grapevine, it sorta has tendrils that go everywhere. At least it's not a poison oak vine; clingy , irritating and leaves you with a rash.

Monday, January 07, 2008

What Have I Done Lately?

Absolutely nothing. It makes me mad at myself too. I should be doing a million things, like cleaning, packing, doing lessons, inspiring the kiddo's to use the great minds they have. Instead I've done nothing at all. I actually feel like doing something today so that's a plus. I think I'll be brave and take the kids to the library later (my kids aren't bad but they like to go four different ways at once and that drives me crazy in public places). There's a couple books I would like to check out and they have been bugging me to go. I think we'll go and cash in their book-it things at Pizza hut too. It's great that Pizza Hut opened that program up to homeschoolers. I remember doing it when I was in elementary school and I don't think my brother would of read a thing(other then baseball cards and magazines) if it wasn't for some reward for doing so.

I need to start working on my resolutions. Here it is the 7th day of 2008 and I've not really begun anything. I think I need to find a work-out/diet buddy, someone to call me up and tell me to get off my lazy ass and do something. Hubby says he would help, but he's too nice. He would never just out right tell me that I'm getting fat and need to fix it. Besides, he's a guy, once he decides to lose the few pounds he would like to lose it'll be gone. Okay it's not been that easy lately but then again he's not really tried, he's not overweight or anything just a little soft and it bugs him a bit. Me, I've not been this big since I had my daughter nearly ten years ago. I was doing so good until we moved down here. Now I rarely go outside (I don't quite feel safe), I'm mostly a sahm (I was busting my butt 40 or more hours a week as a cna in Mo. I had a part-time job here but these cna's don't work a 1/4 as hard as what I'm used to. ), I also have a big o' case of don't wanna's and don't feel like it's. Plus I've been saying "once we move I'll do that", "I'm going to wait till we get moved before..." and more. I've put my life on hold waiting to move and I need to quit that. Especially since moving day keeps getting pushed back and I have no idea when we will be able to move. It's raining today, it's suppose to be raining tomorrow so I don't see that roof getting put on that house this week. Maybe next week, I don't know.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year Resolutions

I try and make these every year, and hardly stick with any of them. Here are mine for 2008

1. Stick with this years resolutions.
2. Lose weight, the number on the scale is getting too scary for me.
3. Get organized, I'm tired of never being able to find anything.
4. Start having mother/daughter girls really need to stick together as we are outnumbered in this house and I'm hoping a little more individual time will help her moods more (I think some of her mood swings/tantrums are just for attention and not because she's truly mad or frustrated at anyone).
5. Find a babysitter for at least one evening a month so I can date my husband. Or at least another couple in the same boat who would like to trade babysitting duties so we each can go out once a month with out having to pay outrageous fees for a babysitter.

There that's about it, I like to keep it a small number. There are a million more things I would like to do but I am very bad about overwhelming myself by trying to do it all, all at once and then end up doing none of it.

One more week...

...hopefully. The seller called us last night and updated us on what was up with the house. It seems he needed someone to write down how old the roof on the house was and the two people he called and got to go out to either couldn't or wouldn't do it. So he's going to go ahead and replace the roof. He said it should take about a week, as long as we have good weather. So hopefully by the end of next week we can close and start moving in.
I hope everyone's New Year holiday went well. We didn't do anything New Year's eve and on New Year's day we went and visited with my sister, her husband and twin daughters. They are moving this week so I wanted to see them before they did. They'll only be about 6 hours away, but that's far enough we won't be up to see them much. We haven't been to see family and friends that are only 4 hours away since May when we went to my sisters graduation.