Sep 18, 2017

Another one

Another day with my family.  We cleaned a little, spent time making a fun supper with the girls, did a little baking with them, and then had a cup of chai tea and watched a sappy movie.  I really do miss days like this.  I love my babies cherish every second I get with them.

Sep 17, 2017


I had a nice day off.  The girls and I had chai tea and watched a home renovation show.  The we cleaned Little Prince's room.

I spent an hour playing with Little Prince.  He was beside himself with excitement to have that much of my undivided attention.  It was sweet.  He was careful to set limits though.  It was funny, because he was right there beside me but if I touched him or moved closer, he would back up, but keep playing with me. Jumping up and down and squealing with happiness.

Princess Snifflefritz had her first shower instead of bath and she wasn't sure what she thought.

I made a chili bar for the kids for supper.  They love picking their own toppings.

And the kids loved the Tim Horton's smile cookies I bought them for a great.

Sep 16, 2017

Good and bad

I had a good night at work last night.  My boss and I discussed my schedule, and I did the cash and tills for the day by myself.   One more step to being a shift supervisor.

I hate being away from my family, I hate working, but at least don't hate my job.

Sep 15, 2017


I am feeling a little sad today.  My kids miss me, Little Prince is acting out because he misses me.  I want to be home with my babies.  I miss them.  I don't want to work.  I hate this.

Sep 12, 2017


So the girls and I attacked some house cleaning today.  While, it isn't done, there is a definite difference.   For supper, I made them tacos and now after a long day with my family, I am curled up on the couch in my flannel nighty, watching a cheesy romance movie.  Nothing exciting, but a lot of lovely little things.

Sep 11, 2017


I am off work today.  I am knee deep in housework and time with my kids.  The house is starting to look a little better, thank goodness!  I love family time.

Sep 10, 2017


I am working again today. I am in charge again, so that will be interesting.  I am learning new responsibilities today as well.  It may be a stressful night.  I am counting down the hours till my shift is over because I am off tomorrow.

Sep 9, 2017

Just tired

Too tired to think of interesting things to share.   My house is a disaster, I am working every day, too much to do, too little of me to do it, and I am very, very, tired.

Sep 7, 2017


Back to work today.  I had no time on my days off to clean . . . agh!!  I just keep thinking about my plans for the future and keeping my chin up.  Hopefully I am in a better place than the last day I worked when I was a weepy, stressed out mess!  I hate that I am like this.  I just need MORE TIME!!

Sep 6, 2017


We are back home and I am exhausted.  It cost too much but it is good to get Princess Snifflefritz's teeth all fixed up.  Here are some pictures from our trip.

Sep 5, 2017

We Made It

We made it into the city and Princess Snifflefritz is having a fun adventure.  She is enjoying the time alone with her mommy and daddy.

For now, I am exhausted and plan to cuddle with her in our hotel and watch a movie.

Sep 4, 2017


Tomorrow, I take my new van on it's first long ride.  I have to drive into the city with Princess Snifflefritz and Prince Charming.  I hope it goes well and I hope it isn't too expensive.

Sep 3, 2017


Having a blah day.  I feel a little like a hamster in a wheel.  I keep running and working but I don't feel like I am really getting anywhere.

Sep 2, 2017


There is some motorcycle rally here in town.  There are thousands of bikes everywhere!  I had to head into town early do I can fight the traffic.

So I got up, made taco-mac for supper, got Little Prince up and dressed and fed, and headed directly into town.

Now, I have all this time to kill and nothing to do as it is freezing cold and I am not so interested in motorcycles.  Certainly not interested enough to battle those crowds.

Sep 1, 2017

Hi Ho Hi Ho . . .

Hi Ho Hi Ho . . . it's off to work I go.  There is a special event in town and it is going to crazy busy.  Before my family, I loved working.  I loved being good at it, I loved the people.  Now, I get nauseaus at the thought of going to work.  Every day, I remind myself of what I am trying to accomplish.  I repeat a mantra of what I am trying to do for our family and the fact that I am good at it and the people I see are the only things that make it bearable.

Aug 31, 2017


I had one day off today.  But with only one day off, I decided not to go crazy getting things done.  I slept in, did laundry, got groceries, spent time with my kids and cooked with my girls.  It wasn't a fancy day with dozens of things crossed of my list but it was a quiet day of just being a mommy.  I miss silly little days like this.

Aug 29, 2017


I smell trying to adjust my diet to see if I can feel better.  I am just so tired and worn out.  I am including more fruits and veggies and cutting out a lot of sugar.  I have no control over my work schedule, the endless housework I am never on top of, and all the mommy duties, I am constantly running to keep up with, but diet I have control over.

Aug 28, 2017

Kicking It

This headache is exhausting.  I am so very tired.  There is a big event this weekend in town and we are going to be busy.  I need to kick this before that starts!

Aug 27, 2017


I still have a headache.  It is hard to look at the computer or my phone.  I am trying to rest up before work.  I will post more when I am feeling better.

Aug 26, 2017


I am finally a grown-up who owns a vehicle that was not bought out of someone's backyard.  I actually have a car payment and a vehicle I can count on to get me places everytime. And, I am building up my credit rating at the same time.

The people at the dealership made it all so easy, they took care of everything for me and made sure I left in something that really met my needs.  I am so grateful for their help!

My van is by far the newest, most cool, easiest to drive, vehicle I have ever owned.  I truly love discovering all the new things:

Like the newfangled keys

I even the little girls out for a quick trip in our new van, which they LOVED!

Aug 25, 2017


I have a great post coming, but I have the WORST headache!!  I can hardly hold my head up.  I will post more later when I can think clearly.

Aug 24, 2017


Little Prince didn't sleep last night so, neither did I.  I am exhausted.  I am going to do my best to function at work tonight.   I have been running around all day trying to do something to have a properly running vehicle.  I should have something at some point but I would like to have it today.

Aug 22, 2017

Hmm . . .

Back to work today.  I feel a little like I am forgetting to do something.  I have no idea what though.  I am sure, I will sort it out.

Aug 21, 2017


I finally have a day to spend with my family and I am enjoying it.

I do have some mommy guilt today that I don't give enough of me to my kids.

It doesn't help that Princess Snifflefritz wishes we could go back in time to before I went to work.  She spent every second of today following me, soaking up all the attention she can, like she can't get enough of me.  She hates that I am working, she just misses me.

And I won't even get into all the ways I feel like I am failing at housekeeping or that I am short changing my beautiful baby boy and all his special needs.  I just want more days like today.  I want to give more to my family.  I don't want them to miss me.

Aug 20, 2017


I finished a day shift today and I am finally off tomorrow.  It will be nice to have a day to get things done.  I hope I can get my van into the garage tomorrow.  Tonight, I am just tired.

Aug 19, 2017

One More Day

My boss asked me if I could work tomorrow I was sent home early today so I spent some time watching a movie with my family and making broth on the stove.

She also told me that she needed me and to let her know if there was anything she could do to make sure I didn't quit.  Which made me feel good.

Aug 18, 2017


The countdown is on to a day off.  I work tonight, again tomorrow morning, and then I am off on Sunday.  I so NEED a day off.  I really hope, I get Monday off too.  It would be so nice to have two days off.

Aug 17, 2017

It feels like today is day 179 in a row working.  I am so exhausted!!  Sunday can't come Doon enough for me!

Aug 16, 2017

Two steps forward . . .

Two days of mechanics and garages and running around and my van still isn't fixed!!  I do have some idea of what is wrong and an arrangements made to make an appointment with my mechanic to get it fixed as soon as I have a day off.  It feels like I have been going non-stop for weeks!

Aug 15, 2017


While waiting for our van, we visited this amazing church.  It took 32 years to build this church by hand.  Amazing!

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 13, 2017


I managed to make arrangements to get to work today.  Another girl is carpooling with me.  I appreciate it so much!!  When I finally have a reliable vehicle, I will offer to do the same for her.

Hopefully I will be able to do that after I take my car into the garage tomorrow.

Aug 12, 2017


So frustrated!  My van  (the one that I bought less than a week ago) isn't working!!!  Off to the mechanic on Monday.  Book!!

Aug 11, 2017


Having a pretty busy but good day, before work I got laundry finished, got supper made, got my kids bathed and dressed in clean clothes, and got my house tidied.  I also found out that if I make sure three hour trip on my day off, I can cut my car insurance in half!