Thursday, June 23, 2011

Study = no fun

I have a test coming up next Wed, that I really need to pass, so I don't have to take this class in nursing school.  I don't know about you  but after being out of school for 3.5 years, I find it hard to sit down and study.  Not to mention I have my lil princess on summer break that is constantly wanting to do something.  I know I need to pass this and that I need to study but I find everything else seems priority than studying.  So what are your study habits and what tips do you have for this busy single mom?

Did I mention Friday is suppose to be pretty and sunny, would be a nice pool day for me and the Princess, but maybe I should call it a study day?  What shall it be?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party Help

My lil princess birthday isn't until August, but it never hurts to plan a little early does it?  At hobby lobby the other day when purchasing fabric my daugther spotted some fancy Nancy material and just had to have it, so of course I bought it.  Now she is requesting to have a fancy Nancy birthday party, which is fine with me because I don't have to pick out a theme now.  I just need some suggestions to help my mind to rolling with ideas. 
I thought about having them to dress up in "fancy" attire, and I would supply to boas,gloves, necklaces etc.  I also would like this party to be outside.  I could sit up a table and put some coloring sheets down for them to color.  But this is about as far as I have gotten. So all you creative thinkers out there, what are your suggestions?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Date Night

After a long stressful, sleep deprived few weeks, and learning the ice cream and a MOOVIE at Chaney's isn't until next week, I decided me and my boyfriend was long over due with a date.  I have been dying to go on a date especially since I bought a fabulous dress, just for a special occasion.

So after talking we decided we was going to make a trip to Nashville and hang out down town, and we both had to dress up.  On top of that my boyfriend made reservations at the Melting Pot which was amazing as always.  After our amazing meal and being stuffed to the gills, we went to a little side bar for a little dancing.  Note to everyone: my boyfriend is an amazing dancer, as for me I can barley move my hips lol.  But thanks to Zumba  that I attend weekly has helped out in a tremendous way.
Date night was a huge success and much needed time together without a child for a few hours.  I just adore this man so much. :)

And on another note, I have a little fish on my hands.  My daughter that was terrified, screaming bloody murder when I got her in a pool and wrap her little arms around my neck as tight as could be...loves the water now(as long as she can touch) But she has began to pick up the skills to swimming, and I just love this.  I would love for her to love swimming as much as I did when I was little.  My parents couldn't keep me out of the pool, with that being said I was on the local swim team for 10 years summer and winter team.  Hopefully this week we will be able to attend the water park where Kenzie can practice more.  And I get to go kayaking this week with a friend from school, I am excited hope the weather is pretty.  O yea and I have to study for my test coming up very soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, I will enjoy the rest of the weekend working, and spending time with my father, time with Brian's family!  Happy father's day to all the fathers out there.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Anyone need a Kleenex holder?

Hello everyone!  I made it back, I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend and good week so far.  Mine has been a little crazy, running everywhere and work has been WILD  wonderful.  I believe that past few nights it has been a full moon. 

One of my gym friends emailed me and told be about a blueberry festival  coming up and that I should try to be a vendor.  I informed her that I had very little to sale at the moment, and that I work every weekend.  I offered to pay half her booth if she would set my stuff up with hers, just to see what sales and doesn't.  That would give me a starting point on what to keep working on.  I am so excited about this, but nervous that I won't sale anything. 

But on a good note I have made a Kleenex holder.  I love these little guys, they are so darn cute.  Not to mention they look way more amazing than the boring plastic wrapper than they come in.
Told you they were cute, and my quantity is pathetic, a good start.  I have made a few pouches but have sold most of them, or kept for my pleasure. 

 My little princess has been hard at work as well, she has helped me cut out my shapes for my applique shirts I have been making.  Pictures to come, I promise.  They turned out pretty cute, I was bummed on a few I had the marker I use to bleed through on the fabric and I can't get it out YIKES.  So lesson learned don't use a permanent marker to trace your shapes with.  Guess that is the fun in making homemade crafts.

My next project is to make a 4th July Ribbon Wreath, I am quite excited about it and Kenz is too since she can assist with this.  I also need to find time to study for my test that I take in a 2 weeks.  I can't get myself motivated even tough I know this would be a huge stress reliever if I could pass this and not have to take the class. 

But to de-stress from all this kaos we have had going on, we are headed to the water park and catch a few rays of sunshine, that decided to come out today.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stressed to the Max!

Do you ever have the urge to just go to a top of hill and scream as loud as you can for 10 secounds and let it all out?  Well I could do that this very moment but 10 secounds wouldn't be long enough for me.

How do you single parents keep your head up all the time?  I try and most of the time I suceed but here lately, I havn't.  I fell like I am slowly starting to crumble.  I have seen a side of myself that I am not happy with.  I am like a monster, even if I try to put a smile on my face, you totally see that it is fake.  My poor boyfriend doesn't know what to think, and I don't know what to think because it's not me.

I know it is from my 1.5 hrs of sleep that I had on Monday and Wednesday after working all night, but when my lil' princess gets up, I have to get up and we are going to have a fun filled day even if I havn't had enough sleep.  I have to do this to get in a routine to help me stay up when I start school in Aug, and I am afraid this isn't going to go over well.

I am stressed just thinking about it, it is my dream to go back to school and get my RN, so I can have my dream job and better stability for my daughter and me.  But I find myself asking is it worth it, because I don't like this monster side of me and no one else does either.  I knew I would be irritable, but I didn't think I would be this bad.

So I find myself asking if this is going to be worth it and I would say yes, but seeing this side of myself it's not.  Then I have been told never just settle and i fill like if I don't do this I am just settling, I may never have the opportunity to go back to school.  But I'm not in debt now and I  will be when I go to school.  But if I wasn't going to school, I would buy a house because I hate paying money on rent, so I would be in debt once again. 

Is anyone else in the same situation and how do you deal, and what should I do.  I would love to her some advice or at least know I am not the only one feeling this way.

Applique Onsies for my friend

Hope everyone had a great weekend, mine on the other hand was CRAZY and involved lost sleep and lots of cleaning..on the other hand I survived and still breathing.  Hopefully we can keep our plans for the rest of the week, which includes pool time and a trip to the zoo with a friend of mine.

Kenzie had a big weekend, going to a summer party with one of my friends daughter that lives 2 hrs away.  I had to miss it since it was when I had to be at work.  But I found out my friend is having a little baby boy.  So with my new fabric that I recently purchased, I couldn't resist not to make a few applique onsies, I would've made more if time permit.  But they were too cute, and I was excited at how they turned out.
Hope everyone has had a good Monday.  Me and Kenzie are off for an adventure walk.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dry Shampoo

I am pretty sure one of my favorite inventions yet is dry shampoo.  This is because after a long night of work, little sleep, and wanting to spend some Kenzie time, all you have to do i spray it on rub it in and have clean hair.  Yep this is so very helpful even after a long rough hour at the gym and you got that sweaty nappy hair look and have to run to the grocery works wonders. 

So I am a little tired from work and not enough sleep, but hope everyone is enjoying there weekend.  I on the other hand have enjoyed having Kenzie time and sad that I must return to work for another long night.