Tuesday, February 21


Why is it so hard?? I love my husband very much... but sometimes I would like to ring his cute little neck. I know that he is trying to get a good job to support us ... I just wish it wasn't in Missouri, where I don't have any family or friends.

I had a whole other blog written, but I was rambeling and it didn't make sense. So this is what it turned out to be.

I'm sorry... I'm just in a bad mood and I'm tired of talking/arguing/fighting/misunderstanding with Steve.

Ok, I'm going to go to bed and hopefully have a more productive/better day tomorrow. Until then...

Saturday, February 18

Please Pray...

I cannot even begin imagine what my friend Crystal, her husband Scott, and their family is going through. Please pray for their daughter Emily who has been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. I don't know what else to say. If you would like to read more and get updates, please visit Crystal's Blog. Scott just posted the most heartfelt post that is beautifully written and SO sad. I cannot even fathum what they are going through.

Please remember Emily, her parents, her brother Frank & her sister Madison in your prayers.

Tuesday, February 7

Updates - Part II

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. We are going to be very busy for the next couple months, so I am apologizing in advance. This last weekend we finished more projects on the house, not quite done, but pretty darn close.

This next weekend coming up, I am going to CA to visit Nicci & Gustavo Grant while, Steven Lee stays home and finishes up our list and watches the dogs ;)

I saw a post on Crystals blog and I wanted to do it too! Here are my answers.

Jobs You've Had In Your Life:
1. My first job: Cinema 12 - Movie Theatre (concession worker)
2. Old Country Buffet
3. The Gap
4. Let's Learn (teachers supply store)
5. First Card/Bank One
6. Station Casinos

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over:
1. Where the Heart Is
2. The Notebook
3. Newsies
4. Pretty Woman

Places You've Lived:
1. Dundee, IL
2. Elgin, IL
3. Freeport, IL
4. Carpentersville, IL
5. Las Vegas, NV

TV Shows You Love To Watch:
1. 7th Heaven
2. Related
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Amazing Race
5. One Tree Hill
7. Survivor
8. Reba

Four Places You've Been on Vacation:
1. Wisconsin Dells
2. Missouri
3. Utah
4. Hawaii

Four Blogs You Visit Daily (in no particular order):
1. Crystal's
2. Steph's
3. Kim's
4. Brooke's (although it's been since Christmas)

Four of Your Favorite Foods:
1. Pasta
2. Chocolate
3. Bread
4. Ice Cream

Four Places You'd Rather Be:
1. IL, with my family & friends
2. NV, with my family & friends
3. On the couch, playing hookie from work, while there's a thunderstorm, reading a good book.
4. Always with my husband

Four Albums You Can't Live Without:
1, 2, 3 & 4. All country music

Four Vehicles You've Owned:
1. '69 Trimph
2. '91 Dodge Shadow
3. '94 Toyota Camery
4. '99 Jeep Cheorkee
5. '03 Ford Escape

Ok, I must get to bed. I have another full day for tomorrow (yuck, although I'm going to Trader Joe's, so that makes me happy). I will try to post new blogs, and update comments on your sites as much as possible. I will talk to ya'll later.

Wednesday, February 1


So, I wanted to update you on a few things. First, I wanted to explain why I have not been on so much. We are putting our house up for sale next week, so we have been running around like chickens. Here is what my weekend entailed:
~ Went to Lowes to get more trim pieces.
~ Painted the trim.
~ Went to Home Depot for corner pieces.
~ Painted the corner pieces.
~ Caulked the kitchen sink.
~ Helped Steve carry flooring upstairs to our bathroom so he could start on that.
~ Helped Steve with the toilet. We had to take that out.
~ Put a second coat on the trim & corner pieces.
~ Went to back to Home Depot to get a wax ring for the toilet.
~ Steve then went to H.D. to get a new saw blade... the other one was sparking.
~ Finished putting in the flooring in the bathroom, put the toilet back where it's supposed to go and the wax ring didn't fit... too small.
~ Gave up for the day and went out to dinner. Margaritaville.... mmmm....
~ The following day we did some other stuff, but mainly installed the trim and corner pieces, caulked the trim, put in the tub stripping and after coming home from H.D. AGAIN we were able to put back the toilet and everything fit correctly.
~ I also did all of our laundry & we grocery shopping for the week.

Here is a list that we still need to do:
~ Finish the flooring in the spare bathroom and then we are done. (Hurray!!!)
~ Shave some of the doors so they close properly.
~ Paint the doors we shaved.
~ Remove the rest of the pictures from the walls, fill holes & paint.
~ We disconnected the alarm system, so we need to hook that back up for the home inspector. Only problem is... we don't know the code :(
~ We need to repaint the back patio... it was painted when we bought the house, and it's all chipped now. That needs to be fixed.

Ok, I think that is it. We are almost done though. I'll be so excited when this is all done and we can put our house up. It's so scary having strange people walk through your house, so I want to make sure we take down and pack anything I don't want up/out.

I will be busy for another week. The following weekend after that, I am going to CA for see Nickel & Gustavo. So, sometime after that, I will post pictures and updates.

Until then, above is a photo of the bathroom we just finished this weekend.

We took this when we went to Margaritaville!