Today, I woke up to what I thought would be a typical Tuesday. Got Alex ready for school, got back home from dropping him off and got Cara ready to school. But on the way the computer in my truck started going crazy, all the different service lights kept popping up. Completely terrified of getting stuck somewhere I came back home. Now Damien must go out in the rain and see if he can reset things and it all go back to normal.....I sure hope so, because we cannot afford to take the truck to the shop. Hope everyone else's day is going a little bit better!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Just a quick catch up on life here!
- Cara is now in 3 year old pre-school.
- Alex is in Kindergarten.
- I worked as a server at Ruby Tuesdays for 6 months before staying at home again.
- Damien started a new job 6 weeks ago where he is one of the lowest managers and he is trying to move up quick!
- I am not actively looking for a teaching job as my focus is now on the kids and getting ebay back up and running.
- I started an Amazon store to help supplement my ebay income, hoping to be able to sell toys there at Christmas time!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I sure have stopped blogging! I am now in the process of getting my ebay business back up to where it used to be. Between that and the kids, things are busy! I still have lots of ideas for this blog, and hate that I keep putting it on the back burner, so one of my goals will be to get this back up to where it used to be, along with my ebay! Which means I may be doing a bit more posts about ebay here since that is what my focus is on these days! More later....going have to make a habit of making this one of my first stops when I turn the computer on in the morning!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Where have I been? I am not sure, as I have not felt myself in some time. Financial worries, job worries, and a bout of anxiety every day has taken hold of me these past few months and I am tired of it. I still have no teaching job so spent most of the summer trying to pump up my ebay store. E-bay for many is slow during the month of June and part of July... for me, it got to the point that I needed something part time to keep us afloat so I started working as a server 2 days a week. I work double shifts on these 2 days and with getting home late then getting Alex up and ready for school, my sleep schedule is all over the place, another player in not having much motivation to keep listing items on ebay lately. By the time I package and ship out the items I sell, I do not want to deal with listing.
Part of my problem is that I have no stamina. I have been totally lacking a good exercise routine since spring, so yesterday I went to a sporting goods store and bought a new bike. Everyone in my house has a bike, so why shouldn't mommy?? Sure, I enjoy jogging on my treadmill from time to time, but it can get soooooooooo boring!! Plus, I need some sort of goal that is not weight related to get back in shape. I am so tired of dieting and thinking of my weight all the time, I just want to feel good and have energy! I hate running outside, my side always starts hurting, then my ears start hurting, and I just cannot get past the first 3 days before quitting. Yeah, I know, I am supposed to work through that initial pain, but it never seems worth it to me.
Now, don't get me wrong...I only lasted 20 minutes on my new bike yesterday before I decided I might pass out. Yes, I am THAT out of shape! And because Damien and I have total opposite work schedules, I don't have much time for big rides any time soon since I am usually with both kids at home. So today I will clean, pay bills, list a little on ebay, play with the kids, and hopefully with the time I have left over (if there is any time left over!), I can start doing some research on biking.
I better go get this day started since I am now on my last drink of coffee! Hoping Damien gets home before dark so I can go for a ride (maybe I will last 21 minutes today!).
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I hope everyone has a wonderful day! It has been a great day so far here, the baskets were a hit (amazing how $1 toys can really lift the spirit around here).
Been busy listing on ebay and going to garage sales lately! Also, the low carb diet thing did not work out for me :( Right now just trying to not eat such big portions and get back into the groove of exercising!
Be sure to check out my ebay store for new stuff added almost daily!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Get an extra 20% off your online order by using promotional code "GAPEXTRA20" until March 13! I just went and stocked up on some t-shirts for myself (some tees are already around $8-$9 on sale, then add in the 20%!) and got Cara some capris and a shirt as well. They have lots of sizes available for the sale items, so go to www.Gap.com now to find your size!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I just got back from Kroger as I needed to stock up on some stuff to help me out with starting Atkins tomorrow. There was a list of vegetables I can buy on the Atkins induction food list, certain cheeses, and pretty much any meat you can think of (though I am pretty well stocked up on meat so I only had to buy some roast beef). But with buying the cheeses alone, the costs come up, especially when I am used to seeing much lower prices thanks to couponing. But I really want to enjoy my food since I am going to be losing my wonderfully bad carbs I love from cakes, cereals, etc. I am way too addicted to carbs! And with all that protein, I should be getting full and staying full for longer, so that is less food I will be eating as well, so hopefully I can keep those costs down after this initial cost. And now that I know the costs, I can be looking for more sales on cheese and roast beef, items I didn't buy too much of in the past.
I weighed myself this morning and figured I want to lose 23 pounds. Not too much I know, but if I keep going with what I am currently eating and how much I am eating, that number will quickly keep going up if I don't change now! I have not been exercising too much either, and plan to start implementing more exercise in a couple of weeks (just in time for spring!). I am interested in how much I will lose with the first phase of Atkins, I guess we will find out in a couple of weeks since I officially start tomorrow!