Monday, February 28, 2011


Has anyone forgotten about me yet?

I hope not!!

Can you believe it is the end of February??!! Holy moly!

Life has started to come together a tad bit. It was starting to get really crazy here is a list of why. (I LOVE LISTS)

1) Nana's behavioral patterns changed and were hard to predict/assist her.
*hiding foods *overwhelmingly angry and stubborn * stealing things to the extreme (it was funny at first) *crying all the time when we are not around
Solution= Marc has scaled back his hours from 40 to 20 and will be able to spend more time with her which is really what we ALL need. Now he will have time to get house hold things done as well such as shopping and cooking. Lord knows I REALLY don't have the time for anything right now.
2) School has kicked into high gear.
* I thought it was tough juggling everything when school started? Please bring that time back! Lots of assignments.
Solution= Work really hard and play really hard as well on the weekends. I try not to bring my work home and am blessed to be able to do my homework at work.
3) Lack of exciting things to post about.
*Guys my life is BORING.
Solution= Opening the floor for anyone to request information, and being easy on myself when I just don't have anything to say!

Also, as a side note, I got a 100% on my math quiz today and will find out my test score soon + I got a 99% on my first essay in English! Super happy about that! Everything is okay here I swear!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Heeeeyyyy yyyyaaaallllll

Did ja forget about me?

I didn't forget about you!!

I ended up getting pretty sick last week ( Igot so sick I passed out in the shower) and life was sad/ not good.

Now life is OVERWHELMING. Still, yes...annoying to talk about....yes.

I've been day dreaming about living somewhere less frigid but that wont happen for a very long time. I'm thinking we will either go to Virginia or go really crazy and move on to the west coast. All I know is that Marc and I don't thrive well in this kind of weather. We will stick it out for the responsibilities we have now but we are in agreement that we aren't staying in WI. Who knows what the future holds.

Right now I'm boring and busy.

What's new?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homework Break

I have a love/ hate relationship when it comes to math homework.

I love it because it takes a lot of time for me to complete, so my work day FLIES by.

I hate it because it's REALLY HARD.

Wanna hear (see) something funny?!?

Nana has been doing this new thing were she steals stuff from the basement (basement holds pantry items, laundry, storage, and bathroom).

After being at school and work for roughly 14 hours I was fantasizing about taking a shower and just passing out. So I went in the shower and was rinsing my hair to wash it and BAM. No shampoo, no conditioner. FUDGE PICKLES. Banana stole it. (I say stole in a loving/joking way, she probably just thought they were hers)

I ended up finding some backup shampoo, but no conditioner in sight so I looked online (imagine a wet cat googling -yep that was me) for a recipe and ended up making a concoction of avocado and a raw egg.

So I was a scruffy lion head today.

Other things nana had sticky fingers for:

Laundry soap (both bottles)
Fabric softener sheets
Wedding invitations
7 rolls of toilet paper
A Can of Chickpeas

Living with her never gets dull!

Love y'all.

P.S. You might not think my hair looked "that" bad...but that was after straightening it!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Momma's Birthday

Today is my momma's birthday! She turns 55 years beautiful!

I love her so much that i thought I would play one of her favorite songs. I miss her!


In my life, I wanted to drive my car off of this today...

Not really I swear! I'm just looking for Friday :)

Love y'all.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Interrupted Life

My life has been put on hold since last Tuesday.

The storm pretty much attacked and all kinds of things have been affected by it. I got my car stuck yesterday in an icy ledge of snow that was between my driveway and the alley. It took me forever to get it unstuck, and I had to miss work. My scheduling manager was being tough on me about it but I couldn't leave my car because I almost saw someone hit it while I was talking to her on the phone. My only option to get to work would be to take a taxi, about 25 dollars. Soo, I would go to work, make 60 bucks (before taxes were taken out) and then already have 25 dollars taken out if you think about it. It's bull. So I didn't go to work (I talked to my operational manager and he told me to stay home). Hopefully I wont get any flack from it. It's just a job (a low paying one at that) but I can do my homework here (even write blogs) so it's important at the moment.

Things I am stressing over/ trying to decompress from:
Only working 13.5 hours last week
Household Bills/Debt
School bills
Missing work last night (car got stuck)
Too much on my plate
Can't figure out how to apply scholarship money towards college tuition.
Issue that came up today which might make someone doubt me (?) that's a hard one to be vague at.

Just all kinds of things that I'm trying really hard to stay calm about.

I keep fantasizing about where my life will lead me. I'm excited but I wish I could take one thing at a time. Instead of juggling all these issues around. Can life stop for a few more semesters? If I could just go to school and not work I would feel more sane but it's not an option. . My only option is to keep going and just try not to fall apart.

Trying to balance everything is ridiculous. Money, errands, housework, schoolwork, actual work, nana, healthy living, is overwhelming. Thank God I don't have a social life HAHA!

I don't mean to whine, but I'm flustered. I want to be able to take care of everything at once and it's getting to be too much for me to handle. How do I do it all? How can I take care of myself and be able to do all this as well? Sometimes I feel like it's not understood how much I do and take care of. Ugh enough of this pity party, it's getting me nowhere.

After negatives come positives!
1) I took a quiz last Monday in math and got a 94%!!
2) I cooked all kinds of meals so I don't have to worry about cooking for the rest of the week!
3) I've been really good with working out, i walked two miles yesterday, and shoveled snow for an hour which burned 625 calories!
4) I haven't missed any homework assignments even while absent!
5) I got Itunes and got to download music onto my phone, which is awesome for walking!

Alright I feel a bit better.

On to the picture show?

The best thing I ate this week: (Collard greens, ham, and chickpeas)
Weird recipe I made Apple, bacon, cheddar frittata :)
Pretty basket on the table
Delicious breakfast I've been making lately: Oikos plain Greek yogurt, honey, raw oats
Me, moments before realizing my car was stuck yesterday.
Y'all have a good night, I'll be hanging in there.

P.S. Marc just told me we need a new transmission for the ford. PLEASE WORLD QUIT PICKING ON ME.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Michael Jackson

I was never a real Michael Jackson fan but I really like impersonators!!!

You should hear this guy, it's pretty cool!

That is actually my favorite M.J. song. IF I had to pick one.

News in my life:

I've been snowed in since Tuesday night, finally got to go to work tonight. I ended up only getting 13.5 hours this week

I didn't eat very balanced this week, being snowed in didn't help but I'm working on it this upcoming week.

Best thing I ate this week

I made banana bread yesterday with Truvia instead of sugar, and earth balance instead of butter! I also put pecans in it YUM!

This upcomg week I'm make some HOLY SHYZA DELICIOUS recipes. My plan is to cook them all on Saturday and just have to reheat and eat!

My menu includes:

Shrimp Alfredo with peas and greens
Sweet Collards with ham and beans
Slow cooker Pineapple Chicken (will do in a morning before class) with brown rice
Skinny girl Clam Chowdah with mixed greens
apple bacon cheddar fritatta over a bed of spinach

Sound delicious???

I'm going to try to recommit to blogging nightly BUT I don't know where my battery charger ran off to for my camera! That's a must find.

I'm also going to be using this calendar to help plan my foods and meals for the next week.,,20409810,00.html (click on the pdf to print)

See I just needed a few weeks to find a groove! I'm working on it and I'll never give up that I can promise you and myself!

I must say I'm a little nervous about Marc though. He told me he's already thinking about giving up school. I'm sad for him, but really frustrated about how he feels so overwhelmed with learning and having to participate in class. I don't really know what to say or do. All I can do is encourage him but if he already thinks he is going to quit I don't think that I will be able to change his mind. I feel like there is no reason for him to give up except laziness..but I'm trying to stay open minded. UGH!

So guys update me, how are you? What's new?