Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Swingset

I know it's common for kids to think that all play equipment is made the same, but even after years of having our crummy little thing and their growing, they still can't get that they can't be as rough as they would be at a park or at school. I'm debating if I even want to take this thing home with us, but then they won't have much to do outside. I really had wanted to get playground equipment in richmond va that I saw that was really neat. I just couldn't afford it then and we needed something. Oh well, one day...

We're Going Home!

I'm really excited to say that we're going home in just over 3 weeks! The bad bit of this is that my stepdaughter's mother is trying to figure out how to fight it. That's just irritating as all anything when she just (unsuccessfully) abandoned her kids and moved to CA herself. She only lasted 4 months before our happiness ended. Now we aren't sure if we'll all be able to go at the same time being it was originally a planned vacation, but we'll have to see.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


I love shiny things. What girl doesn't? I have been jewelry shopping, or screen shopping, quite a bit lately with all the sales going on. I miss having a box with something pretty in it for me. It's been years since I can recall something like that as it is. I used to want to make my own things, which I still do, but that's also money and creativity I don't really have right now. One thing that my online shopping always requires is Free Shipping. I can't stand paying for shipping on things because it's so much money that I'm losing that could go to something else. I'm sure I'm not alone on this either. It may not be tomorrow, but my box will soon look decent again.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


I was poking around and I think that I might team up with someone and get DS this cheap new regal rd-40b roundneck black I saw. I think it's really neat looking but I'm not sure how much I'll be able to spend yet, especially since his birthday is right after Christmas. Last year we gave him a super cool tablet that was super expensive, which he knows that this year will be significantly less lol. At least we were able to give him something great last year.


I've really been going though it lately and most recently I'm trying to recover from a breakdown. It's really been a ride and I'm tired of all the ups and downs. The nice part is that I can think pretty clearly now that I'm not medicated, but the bad is that I still have some motion sickness issues. I'd really just like to be back to normal. I'm just not sure what that is anymore.

Christmas Season

It's so hard picking out gifts sometimes. DS has proven to make simple difficult over the years. He always only likes one or two things at a time and then all the gifts end up having one theme. Lately it's skate or music things, both not entirely cheap. I have been giving him money instead so he could choose how to spend it, but that's not entirely fun either. I saw a yamaha dgx 640 at guitar center that I was thinking about but he might like a guitar more. He's always wanted to learn piano though, so I'm still not sure. Sigh,

Monday, July 22, 2013

Collection Elimination

y grandma had collected so many things over her lifetime that it was hard to decide what could stay and what needed to go. She had everything from spoons and platters to figures and coins with some american eagle silver dollars. Basically, if they made more than one of something, she had them. She even collected German garden gnomes. My uncle recently decided to get rid of some of it to size down the storage unit. It's really sad to watch everything go knowing that I can't continue her hoarding personality.