Aug 31, 2017


I had one day off today.  But with only one day off, I decided not to go crazy getting things done.  I slept in, did laundry, got groceries, spent time with my kids and cooked with my girls.  It wasn't a fancy day with dozens of things crossed of my list but it was a quiet day of just being a mommy.  I miss silly little days like this.

Aug 29, 2017


I smell trying to adjust my diet to see if I can feel better.  I am just so tired and worn out.  I am including more fruits and veggies and cutting out a lot of sugar.  I have no control over my work schedule, the endless housework I am never on top of, and all the mommy duties, I am constantly running to keep up with, but diet I have control over.

Aug 28, 2017

Kicking It

This headache is exhausting.  I am so very tired.  There is a big event this weekend in town and we are going to be busy.  I need to kick this before that starts!

Aug 27, 2017


I still have a headache.  It is hard to look at the computer or my phone.  I am trying to rest up before work.  I will post more when I am feeling better.

Aug 26, 2017


I am finally a grown-up who owns a vehicle that was not bought out of someone's backyard.  I actually have a car payment and a vehicle I can count on to get me places everytime. And, I am building up my credit rating at the same time.

The people at the dealership made it all so easy, they took care of everything for me and made sure I left in something that really met my needs.  I am so grateful for their help!

My van is by far the newest, most cool, easiest to drive, vehicle I have ever owned.  I truly love discovering all the new things:

Like the newfangled keys

I even the little girls out for a quick trip in our new van, which they LOVED!

Aug 25, 2017


I have a great post coming, but I have the WORST headache!!  I can hardly hold my head up.  I will post more later when I can think clearly.

Aug 24, 2017


Little Prince didn't sleep last night so, neither did I.  I am exhausted.  I am going to do my best to function at work tonight.   I have been running around all day trying to do something to have a properly running vehicle.  I should have something at some point but I would like to have it today.

Aug 22, 2017

Hmm . . .

Back to work today.  I feel a little like I am forgetting to do something.  I have no idea what though.  I am sure, I will sort it out.

Aug 21, 2017


I finally have a day to spend with my family and I am enjoying it.

I do have some mommy guilt today that I don't give enough of me to my kids.

It doesn't help that Princess Snifflefritz wishes we could go back in time to before I went to work.  She spent every second of today following me, soaking up all the attention she can, like she can't get enough of me.  She hates that I am working, she just misses me.

And I won't even get into all the ways I feel like I am failing at housekeeping or that I am short changing my beautiful baby boy and all his special needs.  I just want more days like today.  I want to give more to my family.  I don't want them to miss me.

Aug 20, 2017


I finished a day shift today and I am finally off tomorrow.  It will be nice to have a day to get things done.  I hope I can get my van into the garage tomorrow.  Tonight, I am just tired.

Aug 19, 2017

One More Day

My boss asked me if I could work tomorrow I was sent home early today so I spent some time watching a movie with my family and making broth on the stove.

She also told me that she needed me and to let her know if there was anything she could do to make sure I didn't quit.  Which made me feel good.

Aug 18, 2017


The countdown is on to a day off.  I work tonight, again tomorrow morning, and then I am off on Sunday.  I so NEED a day off.  I really hope, I get Monday off too.  It would be so nice to have two days off.

Aug 17, 2017

It feels like today is day 179 in a row working.  I am so exhausted!!  Sunday can't come Doon enough for me!

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.