Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nearly New Year

So December has come, and almost completely passed us by!  I can't believe Christmas is over, and we are on the verge of 2013.  I knew these weeks before our move would start flying by, and I was so right, it makes me sad.  I never feel like we have enough time to do all the things we want to do while we are home visiting family, especially at the holidays.  Friends often get merely a hello, and not a proper visit that I would like to have with them.

That being said, I am ready to go back to my house, get back on a schedule with the kids, and get this move in action!

I am so beyond excited to move to England I can hardly stand it!  The stress a move entails is going to multiply with this one I think since it is overseas, but I am still excited.

Christmas went well for us all, the kids got many nice things, but not too many, and hubby and I got something we've been wanting, and have done a bit of shopping for ourselves for things that are harder to locate down in NM!

We'll be headed back to the Land of Enchantment soon enough and while I will be sad to leave our families, I am excited to move on to our new adventure!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The beginning of the end

This morning will be my last day working with all the kiddos at MDO(Mother's Day Out), and all of the terrific women I work with.  I am a bit sad, but also a bit happy because this marks the beginning of the end of our time here.

I originally started working this past spring to help out with finances after our house in Texas went empty.  It doesn't pay enough for me to have not needed to pull from savings every month, but it did help offset things a bit.  Now I will miss all of these kiddos and the ladies I work with.

We are leaving for the great PNW on Wednesday morning which is why today is my last day.  Tuesday C has an orthodontist appt. to see how her palette expander has worked for her, and to project when we will start braces.  Between that appointment and packing I won't have time to be at work for 5 hours!

 I always have mixed feelings as we begin a a military wife, you always hate to leave behind friends, and sometimes the place you've lived, but not always ;)  We have roughly 9 weeks left here, 3 of which will be spent back home for Christmas.  Now those of you who are military may realize what a short amount of time that is to prepare for a move, let alone a move overseas!  I am a bit stressed out about it all, but many of the things we need to prepare for can't even be done yet without hard orders, which we don't have yet.


This time is going to go so fast, my head is spinning just thinking about it...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nearly Christmas!

I cannot believe it is nearly the end of the year again!  I have most of the Christmas shopping done, and shipped to my parents house already, just a few last minute things in my head to grab once we get there.  This year we are going pretty low key since we have to turn around and get the whole house packed up and moved across the pond....that's right people, in case you hadn't heard the news via my FB page, we are moving to ENGLAND!!!!!!

We have been waiting for these orders for over a year, and are over the moon excited, stressed, and excited some more to be going!

The girls are both super excited, I am happy that they are both old enough to appreciate what a terrific adventure we are about to embark on.

My FB/Etsy page have started perking up thanks to a great friend/fellow blogger!  You can find her over here at Story of a Girl!  Be warned, she does not have a filter, and she is outright hilarious when she is passionate about something (we have this in common I think)!

I am going to try to keep my blog a bit more up to date...okay I know I always say that....but I really am!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome home hubby, and sick.

My wonderful husband was able to come home from his deployment after just 6 short(but long) weeks. He arrived home at the end of last week, and it has been wonderful to have him home these last few days.  He hasn't had to go back into work yet, so he has been home, and here to help me around the house while I juggle my part time job, driving the kids here and there, and my own classes!

 This morning when my alarm went off to get up and get ready for the day, I realized something very off, my head hurt, my nose was stuffed up and I didn't want to move (which is normal for me in the mornings, but this morning was worse than ever).  That's right folks, momma is sick.  I texted my boss and told her I was not healthy enough to come in, got up and rid my head of a wad of horror story quality bodily fluids, and went back to bed.

I have spent the rest of the day sitting on the couch being non-productive, surfing the internet, watching shows on the DVR, and knitting on my cardigan a bit.  Thank goodness for husband being home too, because I went upstairs, and took a hot bath and then proceeded to nap for 3 hours!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homemade Love's the name of my shop on which you can find here.  I just made a new batch of (Bubble Gum) lip balm last night, and have the labels ready to print to stock them in the shop, but since I was up much earlier than usual to get into a new workout regime, I am exhausted!!!  I will get them up tomorrow for sure.  As always, all of the ingredients are all natural, except the flavoring isn't (obviously) essential is a flavor oil.  My girls absolutely LOVE it, and I know all of your favorite little girls will as well!

Beyond my fabulous lip balm, you can see some of my knitting projects for sale, as well as some other natural beauty supplies, with more of those coming soon as well!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

What a year!

I can't believe I have been such a blogging slacker for almost a year!  What a year it has been too.  I have a 6th grader, an almost 5 year old, whom I am casually homeschooling, my knitting is still a big part of my life, and I opened a small shop on Etsy with my naturally made bath products, and some of my hand knit items!  I am back in school temporarily, taking 9 credits, aiming towards ASL interpreting!  I forgot how much I loved Deaf Culture until I was back in ASL class.

I also became a vegetarian, however I do occasionally consume wild caught seafood.

"Semi-vegetarian diets consist largely of vegetarian foods, but may include fish or poultry, or sometimes other meats on an infrequent basis. Those with diets containing fish or poultry may define "meat" only as mammalian flesh and may identify with vegetarianism.  pescetarian diet, for example, includes "fish but no meat"." (wikipedia)

As I said, I am only eating seafood occasionally, and only if it was caught in the wild.  I feel like our country's traditionally raised meat sources are so horrific anymore, that I would rather not consume from that supply, and since the grass fed, free ranging sorts of animals that I feel are treated humanely are so far out of reach for me where we live, and in my budget, that I would rather just not eat meat at all.  However, if I could afford to, I would eat meat that was treated humanely in life and death.  I do try to buy smaller quantities of the better meats for my family since they are still meat eaters, but as I said it is hard.  I wish I could convince them of how I feel about it, but I can't.

I wanted to put this out there because I have been catching a lot of flack from people lately, about my eating habits, and rather than sit and constantly try to defend myself, I thought this might help.