29 June, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 6: Cars, Cars, Cars!

Okay.... so words first and THEN the "wordless" part of Wordless Wednesday. Little I's birthday party was Saturday (don't worry, as soon as I get pics there will be a post!) and he got TONS of cars to play with. Then my Aunt L was cleaning out her youngest son's room and gave us tons of stuff, too! A Car bed, a car/lego table (with storage underneath) and lots of toys. So, on to the wordless part: here's Little I doing what he does best--playing!

The table is just short enough for Little I to kneel and play

22 June, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 5

Potty training Little I has started off slow. We're starting to get the hang of it though. :-)

A true man. Reading a book on the toilet.

Woo-hoo, Take Four!

Another short post, but it's okay. Mostly because...

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, thanks for everyone who was praying, sending good vibes, etc. This is really exciting! I've already had my budget in place for a year, and now I'll have a little room to breathe.

And I can't stop thinking of all the things I want to buy for Little I!

  1. A swing set/climber.
  2. A real pool... not like his little wader pool. 
  3. Lots and lots of clothes and shoes.
  4. Tons of books
  5. And even though he doesn't really need them... more toys.
Oh, and stuff for me/the house:

  1. Stuff to hook up the dishwasher, 
  2. Some kind of rubberized flooring stuff for the basement to make it a play area
  3. A mower.
  4. A gate for both porches (or possibly convince my dad to build them if I buy the supplies.)
  5. A new dining room table... since Little I sliced the laminate down the middle.
  6. A storage unit/some shelves to store Little I's toys in.
  7. Possibly a better computer for school (and/or Microsoft Office 2010)
  8. Stuff for my car.

I know these things won't come right away (or even in a few months) but it's something to dream about for after all my debt is paid off and I've started saving. I want to have at least $2,000 saved before I buy anything outrageous...although Little I's swing set/climber can't wait very long,
or it will be too late to play with it.

Oh, and lastly, I can finally start tithing on a regular basis! That's something I'm really excited about.

Ah, now I can finally start to relax about stuff. To start: I'm going to sit down on the couch and watch my recorded shows (Covert Affairs and MasterChef)

Night, all!

14 June, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 4: PeePaw is BACK!

Yes, there are some words here: So PeePaw was finally well enough to come back to church. 
And guess who HAD to sit next to him.

Gluing himself to the pew.

Copying PeePaw

Woo-hoo, take three! (and other stuff)

I had my interview today. It went REALLY good! First I was interviewed by one girl, who gave me the initial green light to be interviewed by someone higher up, who gave me the green light to finish the process with a background check. So as long as I pass the background check I'll start on July 18th. (haha, who are we kidding... I'll be starting on July 18th) :-D

As for the work program (S.C.O.P.E.) I'm not happy with the type of work we're doing (packaging Q-Tips for sale at Target and CVS and packing them in baggies for homeless shelters) I'm easily advancing there. In the beginning, you start off counting and packing the Q-Tips. Then, if you take initiative, you move to weighing the packed Q-Tips, and then finally to sealing the packs which then are put into boxes for shipping. In the 4 days I've been there (not counting orientation) I'm already sealing the packages. Fun, right?

Here are some of the things I've been doing at the Job Center (Thurs, Fri, Mon, and today)
The Q-Tips we use to fill the containers (we wear gloves)

The containers we use for sale at Target and CVS
Fun at the end of Friday

Fun at the end of Friday

Fun at the end of Friday

The bags of Q-Tips for the homeless shelter
The sealer (AKA my new plaything)

Sealed bag of Q-Tips

So hopefully glad that I'll be leaving for my job soon!

Also, Little I is not adjusting to going back to daycare very easily. He cries every time I drop him off, and runs to me crying when I pick him up. It's wearing on me, and according to my mom, I'm "spoiling" him now. By spoiling, she must mean the constant holding, cuddling, nursing and responding to his every need like normal. Oh, wait--I did let him have an Oreo as a part of his bedtime snack. Uh-oh, he's spoiled.

Well, it's late and I'm tired and I have to go back to the Job Center tomorrow morning... Goodnight!

08 June, 2011

Woo-hoo, take two!

So that phone interview I had went really well!

And now I have an on-site interview this coming Tuesday!!!! As Little I says, Hoo-hoo!!!

I'm so nervous EXCITED!!!!

 Now, please pray, cross your fingers, send positive vibes or whatever you do that I get this job. It would be a definite life-saver.

Oh, by the way. Temps here have been NUTS! So here's a photo of Little I enjoying a Popsicle to keep cool. :-)

He loves cherry Popsicles

And he loves playing with them more

07 June, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 3

Bookish Babe


Guess who has a job interview! Okay, so it's only a phone interview. However, if I do well on the phone interview, then I get an on site interview. I'm so excited!

It's a good job: Customer Service.

It has great benefits: health, life, dental, disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and 401 (k) with a company match.​ Also, the company pays for lunch on Mondays. :-)

It has good hours: 8am to 5pm for 4 weeks for (paid) training, then 12pm to 9pm (with chances to switch shifts later)

I'm not going to name where it is, but it's a pretty great company to work for. :-) 

I really hope I get this job. Crossing my fingers!

06 June, 2011

Where do I begin?

I know, I know. I said I was going to keep this thing more updated. And then life happened: my computer broke (one of the hinges broke, which led to the casing coming apart and whatever else) on Friday the 20th and that led me to being without this thing for over 2 weeks. Crazy!

So. Here's an update on us:

My grandpa got out of the hospital, albeit later than originally planned. He is now home and doing much better: he even came to church today!

K moved out. Part of me is glad, but mostly I'm just peeved that she fucked me over (and my parents, who own the house I rent).  She moved into her recently deceased grandmother's house, because in order to keep insurance on the house someone who is family has to be living there. So she's living there for free... for now. Just wait till her dad tells her to either pay rent or move out.

I'm still looking for a job. I've put in TONS of applications, and I think I may have to resort to fast food... :-/ Also, because I'm receiving funds from the state while looking for work, I have to do a work program through them. 84 hours a month. (which, if you figure it all out, means I'm getting $4.23 per hour) All to get $355 a month that doesn't even cover my rent, let alone my other bills.

Little I will be 2 in 2 1/2 weeks. Aah! He is growing up way too fast! Yesterday (Saturday) my cousin took Little I's 2 year pictures. After 45 minutes of him running around at the park refusing to look at the camera, it started to get stormy and we called it a day. My cousin actually managed to get some good shots, though!

Also, Little I moved to a "big boy" bed--really my old day bed.

Little I loves his new bed!

Since he got his new bed, Little I has been sleeping in his room for the whole night for at least 3 nights a week. :-D

Speaking of sleep, I have to get there myself. Barring any disasters, I WILL update at least 1 more time this week. :-)

EDIT: You know what I just noticed? Since I started this, I've posted 4 times every month. That's horrible! I WILL update more!