Montana and North Dakota have become home.... dang it lol.
Lord help me but these babies wear me out.... they are just perfect!
Yes, it's from last winter but I adore this shot...so us....
This kid glows from the inside out... my almost 11 year old!
Favorite sport: embarrassing our kids in public
My mini-me is finding her own way in life
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The silence. The sounds of Murphy's little snores. The utter quiet. It was a beautiful thing.
School started. My sweet babies headed back to school.
Princess is a freshman. She was so cute. She flat ironed her hair. She put her cute little outfit on and drug all her supplies in her OU backpack. It was too cute. She jumped right out of my truck and headed right in. She'll need me when that homework starts though, lol. Btw, who decided that volleyball uniform shorts would be tiny little ass shorts called spanx? She made the team and frankly the shorts are killing me!
Duchess is in fifth grade. In other words, they are the big kids on campus. :) She's loving that mess. It was all dressy for first day but that won't last. She actually has a real locker this year and she was all about it. She keeps adding locker decorations to my grocery list on the fridge. Poor baby, she's exhausted though because I had to drag her out of bed this morning. Thankfully she gets the rest of the week off, next week starts soccer and tap dance. Pray for the baby, lol.
Now I'ma go work and get some laundry done.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
So let me break it down for you, honestly... Tuesday night we went to Wally. Dave had to drop a work truck off for repair so we drove over to pick him up. And since there was a big ole shiney Wal-Mart across the street.....well. yeah. Duchess needed a new queen sized bedding set for her new bed. That was the whole reason for going into wally. I swear.
We hit the door. Duchess and I holding hands (cause we always have to go pee first thing, it's weird) and we come out of the bathroom and Princess and Dave are nowhere to be found. Here we go. I get a buggy and we head straight to the bedding section. After some debate and color discussions, she picks a comforter and sheet set that is a compromise. My requirement was that it match the black and pink already in her room and she wanted something super bright. We did well I think. Then we head over to grab mom some more shampoo/conditioner.
I come out of the edge of the aisle and there they are. I see the other two at the end of the store with a buggy and they are in workout section. Which means they've already hit ammo/guns. Their buggy has: three boxes of various ammo, some loading powder, two new weight plates for the lifting bar, and more. lol.... so oh boy.
Then it was "why don't we go ahead and grab school supplies cause we're already here".... dear Lord.
Not gonna lie, $335.87.
And since I'd not budgeted for that crap, it really makes it hard for me to stay on my saving goals.
So last night I had THE BEST IDEA EVER..... (deserves all caps, shut up)
Since I shop a lot on Amazon and they deliever my toilet paper to my house, why not Wal-Mart. Sure enough, I was able to sit down this morning and buy the nine things I needed on my list.
freshy fresh- don't ask
Grand total of $45.98 with no tax and no shipping. It'll be here next Thursday. Since I wasn't completely out of anything, the timing was okay.
Dudes, I just saved $300 by NOT going to Wal-Mart to shop at Wal-Mart.
I deserve a effffffffing nap!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tomorrow I start my cleanse. Prepare for talk of gas and etc. It's gonna be a blast.
So what is going on with you?
Has school started back yet? Did you sit in the driveway with a martini in your underware waving at the school bus? I wish I could..... unfortunately I can't. For reasons which exhaust me, even though we live in town........ I'll be driving my kids.
Then I'ma come home and act out the beginning of school dance from Grease 2 on the front lawn. Swear. I have no shame and all my neighbors work. Except for old vet guy across street and frankly he'll just applaud from his front porch. Then I'ma take a nap.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Princess managed to miss passing her permit test by one question. Kinda feel bad for her but it is what it is..... So her truck just sits in the driveway. She gets one more shot before Daddy says she can wait another year and try again. If she wants it bad enough, she'll do the work and pass. (Sure it doesn't help that her best friend was all like, I passed with 100%, lol)
Duchess missed her momma. Good lord but that child is a mess. At least three nights a week at bedtime, we'd be snuggled up on the phone just chatting and counting down the days till she was home. While she had a blast, she really likes to be at home. Yeah, I totes get that. She's going through a critical stage and I've had to have several talks lately about "yes, you do have to have friends" and my little smartass is all "you don't and you do just fine" (stop laughing Mae) so I'd like to point out that yes, I do have friends. I'm just really freaking picky and frankly, I have all the friends I need. They rock. People suck. Damn, totally see where the kid gets it.
Soooooooo my momma and daddy spent the week. We had some fun. We cooked, we hiked, we did some sight seeing. They got to see our life here in nowhere Montana. Or as Dave calls it Montucky. It's not glamorous at all but it's home. Dave rarely if ever asked me to do anything that is connected to his work. Except a Canadian bigwig was visiting and auditing his branch.... and brought his wife and kids. Kinda dreading it until I realized she cracked me up and her boys were fun and well mannered. Sweet Jesus, did they love my momma though, omgawd they luv my mom. She's the best. Go ahead and envy me now, my momma is da shit.
Lord help me, I've been busy as shit though since they left. So I've put my resume together. And yes, I realize that I'm freshly conferred and do not even have my degree in hand yet. BUT..... I'ma go getter what can I say. And I have a very strong supporter in my pocket cheering me on. So I've applied for a few things..... but I'm really worried cause where we currently live there are VERY little local opportunities. So basically there are lots of jobs in the bigger cities around oil nation up here but I really really really really really don't want to move there. Frankly, my kids deserve more than that. So yeah, I'm looking for a balance. Somewhere I can use my degree and still be in a community where my kid can ride her bike around the block and etc. So yeah, basically I'm throwing it all up in the air saying.... all you Lord!
And the most awesome part.....I got a call and had an interview. Ima say no more for now...... just that as usual, I get my heart set on something and now I really really really want this one. Would not require me to move but still give me a good step onto a career path. Oh and I looked like an adult too... suit, heels, hair, makeup.... you'd not have recognized me, lol................ I won't know the results for awhile (hopefully by school starts) so I'll keep you posted.
So we are staying busy. Princess was busy today sheering sheep (yeah, don't ask) and Duchess spent part of her day hanging out and visiting with her friend. I joined a local community organization (yeah so was invited to the meeting and sponsored by one of the people in my interview, that is a good sign right?) then I made yummy cheezy balsamic chicken, washed all the laundry, moved four strips out of the yard before I broke the mower and put my exhausted amazing husband with a sore neck (? slept wrong?) to bed at 730 (I loved his excuse, let's just snuggle on the bed for a minute, snore, snore, snore, lol) and I stripped down the fridge and cleaned the utter shit out of it then rearranged my shelves in there, cause I'm a freak of nature.
Rambling complete.......... back to great pics to come.