Aug 16, 2017

Two steps forward . . .

Two days of mechanics and garages and running around and my van still isn't fixed!!  I do have some idea of what is wrong and an arrangements made to make an appointment with my mechanic to get it fixed as soon as I have a day off.  It feels like I have been going non-stop for weeks!

Aug 15, 2017


While waiting for our van, we visited this amazing church.  It took 32 years to build this church by hand.  Amazing!

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 13, 2017


I managed to make arrangements to get to work today.  Another girl is carpooling with me.  I appreciate it so much!!  When I finally have a reliable vehicle, I will offer to do the same for her.

Hopefully I will be able to do that after I take my car into the garage tomorrow.

Aug 12, 2017


So frustrated!  My van  (the one that I bought less than a week ago) isn't working!!!  Off to the mechanic on Monday.  Book!!

Aug 11, 2017


Having a pretty busy but good day, before work I got laundry finished, got supper made, got my kids bathed and dressed in clean clothes, and got my house tidied.  I also found out that if I make sure three hour trip on my day off, I can cut my car insurance in half!

Aug 10, 2017

Hi ho hi ho

Back to work today.  I got most of my cleaning list done with only two jobs left and others done that weren't on the list.  I get to work a day shift this upcoming week and I love that!  It is busy and I really like getting done early in the day.

My kids are unhappy with me going back, but I bought them a fruit tray as a treat and they love that.

Aug 8, 2017

On The Road Again

Well, it didn't work out the way I had hoped, but we do have a used vehicle now.  We can get back and forth to work, and work towards our future goals.  It is a little newer than our old one and it is a little more roomy.  We do have a couple of little things to do to it, but we took it to our mechanic and it shouldn't be too expensive.

Aug 7, 2017


These few days of forced holiday have been wonderful.  I have had time to shower every day, I am almost all the way through my cleaning list, and my kids are thrilled to have me home.  It sucks that we had to lose our van, but I am all about the amazing silver lining here and these few days of work, family and enough sleep have been incredible.  I will be so much better able to go to work on Thursday with a clean house and a fresh state of mind.


It is Natal Day and I keep seeing lists of things that are closed for the holiday.  All I can think is it doesn't matter to me because I am stuck in the country with no vehicle.  I am not going anywhere at all today.  But I am spending time with my family and crossing jobs off my cleaning list.  I keep finding more jobs to add to my list but I think I will try concentrate mostly on the list I already have.  For the most part.  I do feel relieved with all that has been done so far.  My house is at least presentable again.

Aug 6, 2017

So Good

It feels so good to be able to get things done and to spend time with my kids.  I had an awesome day checking cleaning jobs off my list (and others that I added) while the little girls 'helped' me clean.  I only got about a third of my list done, but I already feel like I can breath better.


So here's the thing, we lost our van yesterday when we lost a tire in a catastrophic way.  But in a funny, unexpected way, it will work out for the best.  Next week we will be driving a newer van. We got great financial advice which means a year or six months from now we will be in a MUCH better financial place.  We will have good credit and money saved.  And now that I have five days home from work, I will be able to enjoy time with my kids and I made a list of places and things I want to give a thorough cleaning while I am home.

Aug 5, 2017

Well That Was Unexpected

So I was going 110 kms an hour down the highway and this happened.  It was totally scary but I managed to keep control of the van and get it off the road without crashing.  Now my financial plans have to completely change but I did meet the greatest car guy who gave us wonderful financial tips and information.

Aug 4, 2017


An the old Chinese curse says: “May you live in interesting times,” and boy am I having an interesting day!  I only got 4 hours sleep last night, (mommy stuff) and when I got up cell phone service is down.  And our BRILLIANT decision not to have a landline means we can't call anyone.  And the little girls were making breakfast . . . an invention of bread, maple syrup and Cheerios.  Hmm . . . interesting concoction LOL.

Oh well I have to hurry and change Little Prince, make supper, do laundry, and tidy my kitchen a little before work!  Here's hoping nothing else 'interesting' happens before work.

Aug 1, 2017


I have one day off again and back to work again tomorrow.  Honestly, last night was a HARD day at work.  We handled it well and it went fine, but I am SO COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED today.  I have a headache and I am not doing nearly as much as I should on my day off.

Jul 31, 2017


Yesterday something new happened at work.  I was put in charge of your shift.  I made all the decisions regarding who did what, who stayed and went, who should have a break and when.  It felt like a big step to me.

Jul 30, 2017


Yesterday, work was kind enough to let me go home early because I was working on only three hours sleep. So today, I am fully rested with TEN hours sleep!!  I am spending some time watching tiny home shows with this little cutie.

Jul 29, 2017

If only

Back to work today.  I got enough done to get through today.  The kitchen is scrubbed, supper is made, and some laundry done.  There is still so much for me to do, but it will be fine.  If I could just put everyone up in a closet until I got home from work so that they wouldn't make a mess, that would be great.  LOL

Jul 28, 2017

Too Much amd Too Little

There's too much.  Too much to do, to little time and energy to do it.  I am so very, very tired. I really hate this and I hate that my kids hate it too.  Ugh.  I have one day off and I work again tomorrow.  There is no way am can do everything I want to.

Jul 27, 2017

Being a homeschooling, working mom to kids with special needs sucks!  That is all I got for now.

Jul 25, 2017

Hi Ho

Hi ho, hi ho . . . it's off to work I go.  It was a lovely couple of days off celebrating my little girl's ninth birthday.  But now it is back to the real world.  What I would really like is a million dollars or something few paid days off to clean my house from top to bottom.

Jul 24, 2017

Her Special Day

So today was the day we did the fun stuff for Princess Magpie's birthday.   She felt so special.  First we went to breakfast at the Digby Pines Resort.  All of the girls were awestruck and even Little Prince was happy.

Princess Magpie was amazed when the waiters, the chef, surprised her with cake and even more so when even the customers jojned in as they sang her happy birthday!

After a little exploration, we surprised her again!

We took the girls to the spa you get a manicure.  Princess Magpie was thrilled!

They even put up balloons for her!

They felt like big girls as they picked out several colors of nail polish and enjoyed their manicure.

Jul 23, 2017

There be Dragons

Years ago I bought Prince Charming a dragon. I knew he loved dragons and I thought it was pretty.  Well after all these years, we actually lit an incense in it.  It looked really wonderful, like a dragon breathing fire.  The little girls were awestruck by it.

Jul 22, 2017


Princess Magpie turns nine today.  I piled all the kids into the van this morning to pick up daddy from work and went out for breakfast for a little fun.

I gave the kids each $10 to spend at the dollar store and then we went home so that I could get ready for work.

After we got home, we had a little cake and presents. It was just a little fun for today and we will have more fun on Monday.