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Sunday, September 22, 2013

My life in a nutshell right now

I am so sorry I have been gone so long.  I really don't have excuses just busy.  My sleep schedule hasn't been all that great either.  Insomnia is kicking my butt.  I usually get about 4 hours of sleep a night and that is not making good productive days.  Even on the weekends I am usually up by 7.  Anyway, here's life in high's and low's.

Elexis got sick on Thursday.  She started running a fever and her throat hurt.  Went to the doc on Friday and she tested negative for strep, flu and mono so it's just a bad sinus infection (yay)

We finally got my pug spayed.  We tried breeding her (my mom and a couple of my friends wanted little Delilah's of their own), but it never took.  It broke my heart dropping her off because she is such a happy dog.  

I think a lot of my insomnia comes from anxiety.  I need to get some stuff settled and maybe I will sleep better.

My car is officially out of warranty.  Last week, right before it rolled over to 120,000 miles, I went and had about $900 worth of work done on it.  Our extended warranty has more than paid for itself.  

I finally went to the dentist after 2 years.  I had two crowns and a filling and I go back for another filling at the end of the month.  My new dentist is super nice and so is his staff.  My family and I love him.  He even gave us a gift card to the movies and his dental assistant says he never does that.  I guess the feeling was mutual.  

Elexis is feeling much better.  So is my pug - she has way more energy.  

On Saturday morning my daughter auditioned for the Oklahoma Honor Chamber Orchestra (OCHO) and got 3rd chair in cellos.  I am sooooo soooo proud of her.  She has been preparing for this all summer.  Next audition is National Honor Chamber Orchestra...crossing our fingers.

I have finally started working on my table that I am stripping and refinishing.  All the old paint is off.  I am now cleaning it and sanding it.  I got half of it done.  I will get it done this week.   I have determination.  

I went to Disney On Ice!  I love DOI.  This is Elexis and I's 12th year going together.  Sometimes my husband joins us, but it is usually just us.  I love it.  It's a good bonding over all things Disney.  

I also stopped procrastinating on a couple of other things as well.  Yay for productivity.  Next stop: catching up on all your blogs.  Get ready to be bombarded by comments from me.  

Here are some middle's
I still haven't made a decision on schooling yet.  I am afraid it is going to be too much and I don't want to overwhelm myself.  

I have still been walking the zoo at least 3 times a week, but I need to get my butt back to the gym.  

I promise that I will start being a better blogger (I need to find another challenge).  I will start posting more on all your blogs.  I have missed all you girls though.  

How about some random pictures?

Brave - Disney On Ice

My favorite - Beauty and the Beast - DOI

Little Mermaid's Flounder - DOI

Glazed donut muffins made for hubby's work

Blueberry Muffins made for hubby's work

Pumpkin Muffins made for hubby's work

Caramel Apple Muffin's made for hubby's work - They were for his monthly meeting that he holds.  The staff loves it because they get goodies.

Pretty flowers at the zoo.

Wagon rides at a rodeo

Elexis and my mother in law's puppies

Oklahoma Science Museum fun with my girl.

I started the 4th book.  I can't believe I didn't read these sooner.

For Lizzy - I painted my nails a holographic purple silver color.  Mine are not as good as hers though.

Dentist fun!  

Happy to have my baby back after 3 days of her being in the shop.

I hope everyone has a great week!  I can't wait to catch up with your lives!!


  1. I have really missed you! Sounds like you are super busy. What are you wanting to study? Just take one class at a time. That is what I did when I decided to go back to college. Congrats to Eliexis and all those muffins look delish!

    1. I have very much missed you my friend. I think about you every day. Hubby said the muffins were gone in about 5 minutes. I made 5 dozen.

  2. Wow--you've been super busy! I've missed you! And I have an award for your blog: shine on!

    1. I have missed you too. Thank you so much for the award. That's really sweet.

  3. HA! Kudos getting the most out of that warranty! I forgot how long mine was supposed to last by the time I drove it home that first day. :3 oops Glad Elexis and the pug are feeling better. Your nails look great!! :D Such a gorgeous color!!!!

    1. It was supposed to be an 8 year warranty. I made it 5 1/2. I live in my car apparently. My nails don't look nearly as good as yours always do.

  4. Uh Oh I see Kwizgiver beat me to it....but I have a Shine On award for you too! Gee you are popular. I love learning new things about you.

    1. That's okay, I will give props to both of you. I have missed you all so much!!!


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