Thursday, 16 February 2017

College

Well, I am in week #6 and doing really well.  I am so proud of my dedication and my marks are rewarding the hard work.  This next week is a doozy though.  I have a few big assignments that will take a lot of time to complete.

I am working about a week ahead so that I am able to take on a few hours here and there at the Montessori School and I am spending time there doing my observations as well.  Gosh, I love those kids!

Leo, our golden retriever puppy will be five weeks old this Sunday.  He is coming home with us in mid-March and we can't wait!  He's the cutest little thing!!!

Report cards came home last week for Middleman and Threepeat...as usual, both were fantastic.  So proud of them.  Boy Oneder is doing well in third year uni as well and working hard at his part time job.  Middleman is taking driving lessons, so he will have his licence soon...where on earth does the time go???

Can't think of much else that's going on at the moment.  It's nice to have a bit of a calm in the storm of life....now to focus on my assignments!

Happy Thursday! Pin It

Monday, 6 February 2017

What a week!

We sold our house...in less than 24 hours on the market...at 10% above asking price.

It all happened so fast, my head is still spinning!

We interviewed two agents on Thursday, made our decision on Friday, signed the listing agreement on Saturday, had the stagers at the house on Tuesday, listed Thursday at 12:00 am and sold by Thursday at 11:59 pm!  It was a very stressful week, but my goodness, I am grateful for it being so fast!

We move to the new house in June.

Oh and we bought a new puppy. Leo, a golden retriever, will join us in March.  He is 4 weeks old right now and oh, so cute!  He will be Middleman's dog and Middleman's responsibility.  Here's hoping he lives up to his word and Mamma doesn't end up being the slave!

College is going great!   I was able to get myself to a place where I was working two weeks ahead....and then last week happened. LOL!  Now, I am back to about one week ahead after working hard on Friday to catch up.  My grades are very good so far.  I'm loving it.

We've had a hell of a bumpy ride over the last couple of years.  It's nice to have some good news to share. :)  God has a plan and the plan is played out in His time....not ours.  SO grateful. Pin It

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Alrighty then

Day two of full time, online college.

Overwhelmed, but under control.

I have eight courses.  I have completed the weekly reading, assignments and quizzes for 5 of my eight courses.  But, I have been in front of my computer from 9:00 to 5:00, except for pee breaks.  Surely, the workload slows down, right?  Just say right...please?

I was supposed to work full time this week, but only worked Monday.  The school admin was able to get me coverage for the rest of the week...thank GOD!

I am tired, overwhelmed, exhausted and busy.  But I am also hopeful, proud, confident and excited.

I've got this! Pin It

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Nearly go time

On Tuesday, my college courses begin.

And I am terrified.

And I am working full time next week.

And I am sure I will get behind before I've even begun.

And I'm thinking I have made a mistake.

And I will do my best.

And whatever will be will be.

Wish me luck! Pin It

Saturday, 31 December 2016

So long 2016!

And so, here we are...in the final hours of 2016.  A year filled with turmoil,

I originally typed "A year filled with turmoil and disappointment" but that's not totally true.

Sure, we have had some disappointment..ok quite a lot...but it is so easy to focus on the negative and forget the positives!

Hubster lost his job.  That sucked.  But he was absolutely miserable there anyway, so it was a bit of a blessing.  He took another job and was laid off again.  That sucked.  And it was a blow to his already bruised ego.  He has worked hard to find another job, but he's "old" in the corporate world and has been passed over many times by "youngsters" who cost much less than a seasoned employee like him.  A little bit of good news is that he will be starting a non-corporate job next week.  It won't pay nearly as much as his previous jobs, but hopefully, it will be enough to pay the bills and I truly think he will love it...and that's the most important part, in my opinion.

We lost my sweet Granny in February.  She was 95.  She lived a long life and she was able to meet all of my boys, but I miss her voice so much.

I quit my highly stressful corporate job in May and have since started working my dream job as a supply teaching assistant at a local Montessori School.  I make less money per hour than my two sons do, but I'm happy.  I'm genuinely happy. I start full-time online college courses on January 10th with a goal of completing my ECE diploma.I'm excited and terrified at the same time, but I truly believe it is my destiny.

I am huge.  Bigger than ever.  And that's going to change.  Starting January 2nd, I am going back to Wheat Belly.  Enough is enough.  I feel like a hoompa loompa and I hate looking at myself in the mirror.  Nothing fits, I struggle to walk most days and I feel like a 90 year old.  Time to get healthy again.

I have a couple of dear friends who are very sick with cancer. Young moms who don't deserve to be fighting this evil disease.  I pray that 2017 finds them both cured and healthy again.

2016 was a stressful and eventful year, but I have learned a lot from the hurdles we have had to navigate.  It could have been much, much worse, for we have our health and we have each other.  That's most important.

2017 will be another year of change...hopefully all for the good!  We move to our new house in June, so the first six months will be spent preparing.  We've done quite a bit, but we have much more to do.  One day at a time.

If anyone is still out there reading my blog, I wish you peace, prosperity and happiness for 2017. Pin It

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

What a great couple of days it has been!

Time spent with my boys, my Mom and MIL.

Laughter, fun, food, drink, love and warmth.  All that this girl could ever ask for.






My Threepeat made a beautiful decoration at school....it was by far, my favourite gift



My Hubster and three boys bought me a new Fitbit because my old one was being held together with bandaids for a few months.  I love my new Alta...except it reminds me to get up and walk when I am still for too long.  GAH!



Mom got me new plate sets...8 of them, along with new drinking glasses....all much needed.  They will be put away until we move.  She also got me some nice comfy jammies.

The boys were all happy with their gifts...as I mentioned before, we laid low this year, but they were thrilled with their gifts.  Deep down, I knew they would be.  They are great kids.

I really missed speaking to Granny.  Our first year without her and she didn't leave my thoughts.  It was strange not to get together around the family room and take turns talking to her.  I hope she was with us in spirit.

Tomorrow, we get to spend time with my girlies at Grandma's house...more fun, more eating and more love and warmth.

So far beyond blessed...just so, so blessed.

Merry Christmas. xo Pin It

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Done!

I have finished all shopping and wrapping (other than Santa gifts which I plan to do tomorrow)!

I just need to plan out food and drinks for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and do the shopping.  I am a bit ahead of schedule, so I might do some more baking on Thursday too.

I will admit, I'm feeling a bit better about Christmas than I did on Sunday.  I'm actually starting to get excited too!  It's such a relief to be ready ahead of time!!

Hubster is making great progress with the hardwood floors in the bedrooms and as he is doing the rooms, I am behind him, decluttering.  It's wonderful to have nearly empty closets and clean bedrooms for a change!  Declutering as he goes along will make things much easier when we start preparing to list the house in March and pack for the move in June.

I think that's about it for now.  BRING ON CHRISTMAS! Pin It
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