Jul 17, 2019

Joy

My boy has been taking great joy in spending time with me. Whether he is climbing on me, or rocking out in the chair next too me
  He is just happy and silly.





Jul 16, 2019

A Little Thing

I decided to do something for myself today. I was feeling stressed out and I needed a little something and so I went out to the hairdresser. It is funny how doing just a little thing that's just for you can make a difference in your mood and how you feel. And as a bonus, it is cooler in the summer.


This is before:

This is after:

Jul 15, 2019

Conversations with Princess Belle

Princess Belle sent me text messages that really touched me.  She saw some things that other parents said that she couldn't imagine me saying.  She ended the conversation with following (I love my girl so much):

Jul 14, 2019

Finally

We finally have some living room furniture.  It isn't pretty, but it is some place for the kids to sit.   Little Prince loved them.



Jul 13, 2019

Smile

I love to watch my kids spending time together.  Just watching them enjoy each other makes me smile.




Jul 12, 2019

Weekly weigh-in

I am down 1.6 lbs.  Given the week that I am having, I am proud of that loss.

Jul 10, 2019

Pulling it together

I am feeling stressed at the moment.  I am not eating well, nor sleeping well.  I need to pull myself together.

Jul 9, 2019

Oh Boy

The last couple of days have been rough.  I won't get into it, but needless to say, moving here was definitely a mistake.  Prince Charming actually agrees with me.  For a few reasons,  this is the biggest mistake we could have made.  I will not be staying here forever. 

Jul 7, 2019

Sshh

I have a secret, just between you and I.  As of right now, I feel like this move was a mistake.  I think we should have kept to our original plan and moved to a better place in NS and planned and saved for a possible move home in a few years future if that was what we wanted.  Prince Charming was anxious to get home and figured this would be a good plan.  But, it has been a constant struggle since we got here.  I wish I could turn back time and do things differently.  But I can't change it, and we are here now. So I will make the best of things and put on a happy face for the kids. 

Weekly Weigh-in

I just realized that with the week I had, I forgot to share my weigh-in this week.  I am down another pound this week.  I am content with that.  I think I am going to keep the big picture in mind.  I had a couple of low weight loss weeks last month, but I lost 10 lbs over the month. So lets aim for another big month in July.

Jul 6, 2019

Experimentation

Little Prince experimented with a new food today.  It was BANANA! He looked at it.  He smelled it.  He kicked it.  Then he completely smushed it with his hands. He made a big mess
  Then he was bothered by the mess and asked me to wash his face, (which is code for clean me up please?) He is such a funny boy.  Maybe one day he will actually eat a banana.



Jul 5, 2019

No Fun

We had to take our van in to the garage to get the breaks repaired.  It was an extensive job and ended up costing WAY more than we expected.  We ended up getting part of the job done and will take it back in later to get the rest done.  It took every penny we had to get this much done.  It sucks because that means we still have no living room furniture.  Ugh.

Jul 3, 2019

Interesting

I went shopping for groceries today.  It was a day of trying to make the most of every penny.  The interesting thing is that I ran into three people I haven't seen in decades.  It was an odd experience, but nice. 


Jun 29, 2019

Thank Goodness!

For the last couple days, a Little Prince has been really grouchy. His sisters would come in, try to help him feel better, give up, look at me and say, "Good luck with this!" and go to their rooms.  I think he hasn't been getting enough sleep and do he was tired and easily frustrated. He has been falling asleep late, and getting up early. Well last night he got nine and a half hours sleep! He woke up this morning his normal cheerful, happy, silly self. I am thrilled! I love my baby boy when he is happy . . . well I love him all the time, but, it is nice when he is happy. I don't know what I would do if he was that grouchy, flailing, smacking, temper tantrum throwing child (from the last few days) all the time. I think I might lose my mind. Well here's to a good day with a happy boy and I don't even care if it's raining out.

Weekly Weigh-in

I weighed in and lost 3.4 lbs this week!  I am thrilled. That makes 10 lbs this month.  AMD after gaining last week and only losing .6 the week before, it showed that the changes I have made are working.  I am really motivated to keep working hard on getting healthy and losing weight.

Jun 26, 2019

Oopsie and research

Little Prince kicked my face again when I was changing him.  No malice intended, just flailing and being silly.  But he got me good and I have had a headache ever since.  Thus, the quiet on my blog. 

I did manage to get out for a little and scout out some possible play grounds that would be safe for Little Prince. It was a bigger adventure than I intended with an abundance of pot holes, road construction, and massive hills.  But I did find a place we can take the littles out for a fun summer day. 

Now I am home caffeinating, and praying my headache goes away.



Jun 24, 2019

Again!

It was ANOTHER rainy day today.  It was another day of homeschool, watching Little Prince, and cleaning.  I am getting cabin fever.  I hope to get out and run a few errands tomorrow.  I look forward to feeling settled here.  At the moment I am missing Nova Scotia a little.

Jun 23, 2019

Gloomy

It has been raining for 2 days and I am so ready for some sun and fresh air.  This girl was out meant to be locked up all day long.  And with Little Prince being so needy for me these days, I got nothing accomplished at all.  At least my little man is a happy guy with me by his side all day.  He is the sweetest companion ever.

Jun 21, 2019

A Day for Memories

It was a day to see old acquaintances.  I met up with relatives I haven't seen in decades and then with Grandma Great.  It was nice to see my Aunt.  She was always one of my favorite people.  She was so happy to see me.  She hugged me and cried.  It was sweet. 

Jun 20, 2019

Playing

I love to play a card game on our television with Little Prince watching me.  H
I play a blackjack game (not with real money).  He loves it when the way I react and loves to tell me what to do.  It is just the cutest absolute thing to see him giggling and waiting for me to react.


Jun 19, 2019

Getting At It

I got at some organizing and sorting today.  M6 pantry is looking better and the homeschool stuff looks as good as I can make it.  I am hoping that I will be able to get the rest of the boxes out our living area this week. 

Jun 18, 2019

Long and Enough

This was a LONG day.  We got up, ran out the door to pay bills and get gas and groceries.  We now have gas in our car, food in the fridge, and nothing in the bank.  And, we are still living like broke college kids with almost no furniture at all.  Oh well, at least we have enough to eat, somewhere to live, and the Internet.  We will be okay.

Jun 17, 2019

Sunny Day

We spent some time outside today.  Little Prince say with me and watched the neighbor now the lawn.  He loved it! It was a good day.








Jun 14, 2019

This and That

We had a quiet couple of days.  I made bread (after which the oven stopped working, BOO! (but it had been repaired already, YAY!). 

The little girls spent time snuggled up together playing games on their phone.

Little Prince had been watching a video about the Russian alphabet, I am way too old to learn it!

And I have been spending a lot of time watching videos with my boy.

Jun 13, 2019

Handsome Boy Again

We gave my boy a haircut today.  I had been putting it off because he hates it so much.  But we reward him with a bath and we get through it.  It is never perfect, but it is better than it was.

Here he us before his cut:

Here he is after, such a handsome boy:




Victories in our move

I have been busy trying to negotiate the ins and outside of this financially difficult move and I haven't taken the time to ponder the successes of this move.  So here are some:

  • My kids are getting to see their relatives, finally. 
  • I am reconnecting with old friends and family. 
  • Our bills will be lower, all year long.
  • My neighbor is lovely. 
  • I haven't seen one mouse or other such vermin in this house.
  • I haven't seen any ticks or spiders in or around my house.
  • I am keeping on top of keeping this smaller house clean!
  • The kitchen floor actually comes clean when I wash it (I haven't broke off one mop scrub it!)

Jun 11, 2019

Little Victories

Little Prince is doing so well since we moved.  He has learned to read, is starting to write and is trying new foods.  Today, he tried two new foods!!! He ate a little tuna lettuce.  I have a technique that when I see him looking at my food with interest, I offer him some.  Most of the time, he acts like I am trying to feed him slime or something, but once in a while, he actually tries some.  And lately, this stress free way of introducing new foods is really working.  I love it!!

Jun 10, 2019

Who Does This?

Have I mentioned how lovely it us to have a floor I can actually clean.  I wash it every other day and it looks good when I am done.  My kitchen is small, but well organized.  I have only one issue with it, my inner OCD self can't handles on the cupboard doors.  Who does this?!?!


Jun 9, 2019

A Ways to Go

Things are going pretty well.  We still are in pretty desperate need of furniture, we have no table and chairs and we have no couch.  In a family of six, we have two arm chairs and two office chairs.

I am still trying to find places for all our storage stuff.  I am doing pretty well and we have permission to add storage to the back of the house, but that takes time.  

So basically, we have come a long way, but we have a ways to go yet.

Jun 8, 2019

Accomplishment

Little Prince is learning to write!! He can already spell a lot of words and today he wrote out the numbers up to 16 before getting bored and wrote out half the alphabet before moving on!! I am so proud of him!!  He gets very happy when I tell him how smart he is and gets motivated to keep going.  We got him a little chalkboard to practice on. (He calls it a PAIL??? I don't know why.)

Jun 7, 2019

Weekly Weigh-in

I lost 6.6 pounds this week!!!  I am so prof my first week back at it.  Even on my weigh-in day, I had a few extra things but stuck within my weekly points!  AND, I didn't weigh myself all week! That was a big thing for me too!  Here's to another good week.

Jun 6, 2019

A Little Bit

I got a little more done today.  I only had 4 hours of sleep (Thanks Little Prince ♡♡) and I woke up with an awful headache.  But by suppertime, I was feeling well enough to accomplish at least a little bit.  Prince Charming is still at his mother's and so I have to mommy while dealing with the headache.

Jun 5, 2019

Very Productive

I completely emptied the boxes out of my dining room today.  I cleared out my bedroom as well.  I worked really hard.  And now it is 7 PM and the house is tidy, the kitchen is clean, and the kids are in bed.  Time for a little relaxation time.

Jun 4, 2019

Sticking to it and working hard.

I am sticking with my diet and with my goal of waiting until Friday to weigh myself.  I am SO tempted, but I am holding out. 

Prince Charming is at his parents house for a few days and I am going to try to get some things done while he's gone.  I have a couple of big jobs I would like to do, so we will see if I can do it.

Jun 3, 2019

Little goal

I have a little goal.  I want to stay away from the scales between weigh-in days.  It is tough because I have weighed myself twice a day for years.  But, I want to concentrate on overall progress.  I don't want to worry about day to day fluctuations.  I have gone a couple of days so far, lets see how I do.

Jun 2, 2019

Interesting Math

We went to the laundromat again today.  It is a nice one, and the ladies there are friendly. While we were there, we did some math.  While we are in this house, it makes no sense to get a washer and dryer.  Instead of paying $150 per month for a storage unit (and buying a new washer and dryer), we will use our laundry room for storage and pay $40 -$50 maximum to do laundry.  For now, it saves us quite a bit of money, even I occasionally pay for the pickup, wash, fold, and deliver option!  And hey, I get an hour and a half of quiet, while doing as many loads of laundry at a time as I need to.  It seems like a good plan for now.

Jun 1, 2019

Quiet

It was a quiet day at home.  I was organizing, sorting and cleaning.  This house is going to be covered in shelves and cabinets as I make an effort to get things put away. 

I am doing well in my attempt to get healthy.  It feels good to be trying to take care of myself again.

May 31, 2019

This and That

I ran into someone I worked with when I got out of college MANY years ago (about 20). He was as happy to see me as I was to see him.  He gave me a huge hug and we chatted about how things have changed.  It was lovely.

I have also decided to get back on the healthy eating wagon.  I have gained a crazy amount of weight since Christmas and I don't feel my best.  I am TIRED, dragged our and my joints hurt.   I want to feel better.  So now that we are on our way to being settled, I am getting back at this again.

May 29, 2019

Visit

We had a nice visit with Grandma Great today.  The kids had a great time. 








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