Sunday, August 7, 2011

How have you been?

It sure has been a long time.  I had kinda fallin off the planet.  I just really needed a break from the whole thing.  I needed to take a moment and concentrate on myself.  I looked at a picture that was taken of me which was rare as I never liked to have my picture taken.  I knew I was big and I just didn't like the way I looked.  So I decided that I lived that way my entire 20's I was not going to enter into my 30's that way. 

So I took the time and did something about it.  I started Nutrisystem and really gave it my all and now 7 months later I am 50 pounds lighter.  I am so happy about my life right now things are just falling into place.  I now have the energy to keep up.

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary this year and I lost most of my weight in time to renew our vows on the beach in a dress that was not plus sized.  In fact it was smaller than my original gown! 

So I decided to start this blog over again with a new look just like the new me.  I have committed to posting at least once a week and probably more as this will be my online journal.  About pretty much whatever is going on in my world.

I look forward to this being a fun place for us to come too and chat about whatever is going on in our worlds.

Till next time

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Whole New Direction

I have decided to take this blog in a new direction well kind of.  I will still be doing the normal rantings I will be adding a new chapter in my life.  The journey of the Nutrisystem diet I have decided to start.  I have now been on the diet for 6 weeks and I have lost a grand total of 14 pounds.  So this will be my accountability blog I will talk about my life and the food and just whatever I feel like talking about.
So feel free to join me on this wonderful roller coaster I call life.  I will evaluate food my life and just plain rant sometimes so stay tuned for the next chapter in this saga.  I will be posting before and after pics so feel free to come on in and sit awhile I look forward to meeting you....

PS... good luck on your journey tell next time my friends....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Am I crazy quite possibly

I know I cannot be the only one that talks to myself.  My kids will come up to me all the time and say "mom who are you talking to".  I tell them no one and they just give me a weird look and walk away.  I always tell people if I start answering myself we will have a problem.
But I am one that is always going I always have ideas and I have a big mouth.  So for me I find that speaking my thoughts just makes it easier and puts in all in perspective.  So there I am cleaning house or taking a shower just talking away.  Maybe its my own way of getting things out.  See I guess if I say it and no one is around I have it off my chest and it's done. 

Just wondering if I am all alone in this or are there other people who do the same thing. 

No I do not hear voices my kids might think I'm crazy but hey what can I say.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More on the school saga....

Well it has been a while since I posted last and let me say that life just got in the way.  Isn't it funny how that seems to happen so much more these days.  I have been with the University of Phoenix they now say that even though I did the official withdrawal from the school in the correct way and at the time was not enrolled in any classes.  I still owe them for the first week of both classes that I would have been enrolled in if I had continued with the school.  Hello what? I said that the info for those classes were never even on my dashboard I could not even look at any information on them and I was not even suppose to start those classes as they cleared my schedule after I did the official withdrawal. 

Their answer well you would have started them had you not withdrew from the school so you have to pay for the first week to the tune of $1,400.  So now not only do I have the 10 grand owed on the student loans that I had to take out for the first year I now owe that as well.

Of course now I have been researching the school and finding so many people that have had similar circumstances.  I have no one to blame but myself I should have checked them out before signing up so that is all me and I full well owe the money for the student loans.  I will be paying for years to come for a year of classes that I will not be able to use.  See the school says I owe them this money and they will not release my transcripts so I cannot use the classes that I have taken at any other school. 

This just really makes me so mad and sad not only for me but for the tons of people that this has happened too!

The most ironic thing is I keep getting emails from the school asking me to sign petitions because the Obama administration is trying to regulate the for profit schools just like this one.  In this email it says how this school is for the working man and we need to save it.

Ha Ha! what a joke really I mean you screw working people every day!

Would love to hear if anyone else has just plain out been screwed by this school or any other for profit school for that matter.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to school time never gets any easier.....

I have been working outside of the home now going on 2 years.  It has taken me about that much time to get used to it.  See I didn't have a choice in the matter my hubby was hurt in an accident and has not been able to go back to work so guess what... This stay at home mom who really had no job skills I am not ashamed to say it my job was my kids and my house.  Sure I had thought about what I was going to do but just made no decision so here it was thrown in my lap you have to support the household. 

So I got up went and found a job took me a little while but I found it and then it hit me.  My oldest started kindergarten that same year and I just felt so lost.  I wanted to be there I wanted to see him off to school and be there everyday when he got off that bus hear about his day but nope I had to sit at a desk so I could pay the bills. 

With school about to start here I am still faced with the same thing only now both my kids are in school and it is just horrible.  See by the time I get home they have been home for about an hour or more and well they are kids they can't remember anything.  Except the stuff you don't want them to remember.  Well they come home tell dad their day and run off.  I come home we sit at the dinner table and guess what they can't remember a thing about what they did.  Why is that?  I don't know gave up trying to figure it out.  So dad tries to remind them but it's no use they have moved on and done with that part of their day. 

So does it get better I sure hope so but am I holding my breath nope.  So what to do I have no idea I have to work have to pay the bills of course who is going to pay them for me not one person.  So I get up everyday and know that I am providing for them and hopefully they will remember that.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Woohoo!!!! I won....

First let me say I found this great blog I'm A Mark Girl.  I am a makeup junkie and I am so glad that I found her she has such cool stuff to offer.  She is always doing giveaways and guess what I won her first one and I am so excited..

This is so cool so head on over and tell her The Crazy Candle Lady sent you.... 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Welcome come on in and sit awhile......

You are in for a wild ride.  I am here for fun this is going to be a blog about me and my crazy life and just my thoughts that are well not appropriate for my other blog.  So I am gonna have fun and list giveaways and other random things.  So stay tuned for the next chapter of this wonderful craziness that I call life.