Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My blog

I finally got my blog back to how I had it. I will not be able to use the new templates because none of my links or pictures were click-able. So, back to normal for me. I'm sad though because I wanted something other than black. 

But, I guess once you go black, you can never go back....even if you want to.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Abby Cadabby

Violet is in LOVE with Abby Cadabby. So, is this good, or bad? I'm not sure.

I can use Abby to get Violet to do things she wouldn't normally do, or might be uncomfortable doing. (I just need to buy her a plush Abby)

I can make Violet an Abby quilt for her next bed size to get her excited about sleeping in a big girl bed.

She will want everything Abby that we see, like how she is with Elmo..which is annoying.

Abby Fabric is expensive and hard to find.

I'm sure there are other reasons, those are all I can think of right now...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pork Kebabs

Pork Kebabs

This sounds like a pretty yummy recipe. I'm not sure if I'd get around to skewering them up though. I'd probably just leave the pork loin whole.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Well, Justin and I are getting into the tough time of the year for us, the summer. Summers are always a little more troublesome for us since Justin doesn't get his teaching money. And, since I haven't started my business just quite yet, we're about to be way beyond broke.

So, I'm going to have to pick up another day of work. I'm actually ok with that because I really do enjoy the time spent away from Violet. I mean I love the crap out of her but the time away is a good thing, for both of us.

I'm also going to look into Oprah's Debt Diet and see if there are some big changes Justin and I can make. I'm going to reinstitute my $60 per week on food plan. We used to eat SO healthy when I would plan out food and make a grocery lists. It might have to go up a bit like maybe $80 so that Violet can eat too. :)

Taking a hard core look into our credit card debt is going to probably stress me out. But I'm hoping it might also be motivation to get my lazy butt moving on my business.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

my swiffer, my friend

So, I found a knitting pattern for washable swiffer cloths and I think I might make a few and see how it goes.

I do love the disposable cloths even though they are wasteful.

I will keep you posted as to whether or not I like it.

Swiffer Reusable Cloth Pattern

Looks SUPER easy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

They're dead.

All of my freesias are now dead thanks to all the rain and then the 100 degree temps. now I just have dirt. DIRT!

But, I also have cookies in the shapes of little stars, so...I guess things aren't that bad after all :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

June update of everything

1. Be all that I can as a wife and mother:

Just gave Justin a wonderful Father's Day that I hope he remembers. I gave him a CD and some Xbox points as gifts, then he got to spend the whole day with Violet while I was working. I got off work early and went to the grocery store and picked up a cheesecake(as requested)and some rolos. Then I came home and we got to spend some family time together. Then we went to Borders and browsed for a while. I bought the Baby Einstein alphaooks for Violet since she's getting so good at the alphabet. Afterwords we went to Penn Station(also requested) and then we came home. When we got home it wasn't long before Violet was getting sleepy so Justin read her some stories and put her all snug in bed. Then, Justin got an hour and forty minute massage from yours truly. After the massage we ate lots of cheesecake with fresh pineapple, strawberries and blueberries. After some Wipeout I went to bed and Justin played Xbox. Sounds like a great day to me! :)

2. Make all Christmas gifts.

um. ha. nope.

3. read more often.

I am currently The Inheritance of Loss...(I can't really say much about it because I read the first chapter a month ago and haven't picked it up since.) Not doing too well here.

4. Make Violet a quilt.

I haven't dedicated any time to this lately either. I think my goal is to give it to her by her 2nd birthday.

5. try at least 5 new dinner recipes a month

Yeah, I haven't really been blogging about food lately. I have been keeping up with this one though.

So, I would say, May/June are not really good months for me anyway. Some of you know why. Anyway, I'm hoping to turn a corner soon and get myself out of this rut that I'm in.

I think I have decided after all to get a business license. Just in case. I hate to not have one and then get in trouble.

I still haven't fallen in love with a logo yet so I think I'm just going to use a font and I'll develop a logo later.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Damn Rabbits!

They just ate one of my freesia blooms..

I need a gun.

Japanese Beetles!

Will I ever get a break! Holy geez! Not only did one land on my head and I wore it for about 2 hours without knowing it... They're eating all the leaves on my tree.. My 1/2 dead tree, which is probably going to fall on my house in the next couple years because all the dead parts are directly over my house.

Ug. We need to move so bad! We've hit the 5 yr mark, which is when I wanted to start shopping for new houses but now that I'm starting this business Justin and I have decided to wait and see how the business goes.

I definitely want to move before Vi starts preschool. :*( I'm dying on the inside. seriously. dying. I want to move right now! I would even settle for an apartment at this point.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Garden update (100th post!!!)

So, this is the embarrassment that is my garden.

Of the 40 corms, so far, 2 of the 6 :*( are starting to show progress of actually blooming flowers. One of them is going to be yellow! I cant wait!! I might just do myself a favor and cut it and put it in a vase. I mean, 1 stinking flower by my porch is just pathetic. (I might as well buy fake flowers and stick them in the ground.)

I'm mostly sad that 4 of the original 10 flowers were ruined by animals.

Also, my impatiens died a most horrific death. The day that I set them outside to adjust to the sunlight, it hailed. sad.

The Elements-34 Cheryl-6

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

depression. bleck.

So, I've been depressed lately, which has definitely cut into my business planning time. Well, not this morning!

I woke up rested and happy. I finished my fee schedule, contract, logo, about me, and am currently working on my website!

Things are going good!

I dont know why, I'm still nervous about announcing the company name. I'd almost rather not do it at all. ha. I'm crazy.

Once the website is done I will be ready to start advertising in full force!

(there are many things that the website affects, business cards, email address, and flyers)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

First pictures

These pics were taken on June 3, 2010.

Bust 34"
High Waist(belly button) 29"
Low Waist(ASIS) 32"
Hips 36"

So, though its not bad, its not what I want and I must make it better. I dont really have a goal, I just want my stomach to appear MUCH smaller in clothes.

Also, not that it matters, my weight is 110lbs. I would REALLY like to be around 125 though...but I want it to be all muscle.