Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Finally a break!!!!

Last night Steve and I finally got a break - thanks to Steve's parents. Steve's dad called him before I got home from work. He told Steve that he had something he wanted to talk to us about. When I got home from work we went over there.

What came after we got there put me in utter shock. Steve's parents asked us if we'd like to take over there house!!! They want to move into town, and would like for us to move into their house and take over the payments. When I asked how much the payments were, he told me $460!!!! I could of shit my pants!!! The house is 3 bedroom/2 bath. 1800 sq ft. It sits on 5 acres. Can you believe this??? I'm so happy I'm floating on cloud 9. This means that we'll finally have a house, the kids will have their own rooms, and we can FINALLY get married!!!!
The Goddesses/Gods are shining down on us - for once.

Speaking of which, my studies continue. I'm scheduled to start my pagan classes on Aug. 7th. Hopefully there won't be too much interruption with us moving and all - cause I really want to take these classes. I've been doing a lot of my own studying, but it will be nice to interract with other pagans in a virtual classroom and learning some in-depth stuff. I can't wait!!!

Ok - too many exclamation points for one day. ;)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Kid Free Weekend!!!

This week has been a very quiet week. On July 4th, I took my kids to my mom to spend the rest of the week with her. We took the kids out of daycare a couple of weeks ago, and so Steve has been keeping them home with him during the day. He works nights, and so it's quite hard on him to take care of the kids and sleep during the day while I am at work. My mom decided she would take the kids for the rest of the week so that Steve could have some peace and quiet and get caught up on some sleep.

Wednesday and Thursday were normal days. Came home from work, had dinner, went to bed. When Friday came, I didn't want to just stay home. I figured if mom had the kids - we might as well do something so it was worth her having them. We decided to head to Fayetteville after I got off of work. We had to get a rat for Baldasarre and did some driving around. About 7 PM, I spoke to a friend of mine, Leah, about going over to her house and having some drinks. Steve and I hit the liquor store before heading back home. We went out to Leah's house for a drink. We hung out there until 1 AM or so. We reminised on "old times" like we always do when we've had a few drinks. Steve stayed pretty quiet. Leah is my ex's sister - so I'm sure it was a little weird for him hearing about our stories. When I've been drinking, I don't comprehend what I'm talking about and how it might affect the people that are around. Steve didn't seem to mind so much, but he sure couldn't get in on the conversation cause he had no idea what we were talking about.

Yesterday, I got up around 10 AM. That's a rare luxury. Ususally when the kids are home, I'm up by 8 AM. I cooked us both some breakfast and had a great idea about what we could do. Being that the weather was so nice, I asked Steve if he wanted to go fishing. I haven't been in years, and I know that Steve really enjoys it. We headed to Wal-Mart to get our licenses and pick up a few things that we needed. We then headed out to Beaver Lake. It was so beautiful out. It was hot, but not too hot. I caught a bass!!! First bass I've ever caught in my life. After spending a couple of hours there, we decided to head to another part of the lake that Steve liked. We got there a little after 6 PM. It was nice and shaded, and very quiet. Didn't catch anything there - but it was a lot of fun. We're going to start doing that on a regular basis. Hopefully, next weekend, we're going to take the kids. I think they would love it, especially Brayden. Don't think that Payton will be too into it; she's a little girly-girly for messing with worms and fish but it'll get her out for a while.

The kids come home today. I have to admit, as nice as it's been to have some "alone" time with Steve, I've missed them. Steve's going to make pizza for dinner. My dad's excited about that. He loves pizza, and I really think he's going to like Steve's homemade pizza. Well, I need to go and get my laundry put up and clean things up around here. 'Till next time.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Back to Square One

This week has been a very trying week for me. We were supposed to close on our house yesterday - but of course that didn't happen. We should of expected it - but what happened this week we didn't expect. Monday, we got a call from our loan guy that the loan company that he was getting us approved with had backed out of the deal. Even though we've jumped through every hoop they've asked us to - they decide 4 days before closing that they can't give us the loan. ASSHOLES!! So, my loan guy says "Don't worry, we'll find another loan company". That should of been my first sign to worry. So, he submits us with some other companies. On Thursday, 1 day before the scheduled closing, I get a call from our realtor. She's a piece of work now, but that's a whole different story. She tells me that she's spoken to our loan guy - and that we're not getting the mobile anymore so she's giving up our land. WTF???? I call my loan guy back who basically tells us that he's probably not going to be able to get us a loan for the mobile, but is trying to get us a conventional loan for a "real" house. I guess that's not totally bad news - but Steve and I loved the house we were getting. It was a mobile - but it was gorgous and had everything in it just how we wanted: All the appliances, antique crown molding, marble and granite countertops, 4 huge bedrooms, and total sq footage of 2300. It was our dream "startup" home. We don't mind getting a "real" house - but I just don't think there is going to be any way that we're going to be able to find a house near as nice or size for the price we were going to pay. So, anyhow, we're supposed to find out about that on Monday.

Holiday weekend:

Today, we're all heading over to my moms. My brother from Kansas and my brother from Conway are coming in for July 4th festivities. Basically in our family that means swimming, eating, heavy drinking and fireworks - usually in that order. My skanky sister is supposed to go back to Conway with my brother on Sunday - we'll see.. LOL I'm excited about seeing my neice. My brother from Kansas has a little girl - Kirsten. She's my only niece. Being that I have kids - all my brothers and sisters have 2 neices and a nephew (except my brother who has a daughter, neice and nephew). This is my only neice. We don't get to see her much - I think I have a post from Christmas that talks a little more about her. She's adorable.

My studies:

I've enrolled in online pagan studies - and have been accepted. The classes don't start until August - but I'm really excited. There are so many aspects of the religion that appeal to me. The fact that you follow your own beliefs - you can either agree with some, all, different variations - is the most appealing. I hate people pushing their religion and beliefs on me. The best part about pagans are the fact that they are supportive of all beliefs - and don't try to push their beliefs off on anyone. I had a friend last night tell me the difference between a witch and a bitch, it goes something like: "One has power, the other just think she does"...I don't know if that's the exact thing he said - but it's pretty funny. So what happens when a bitch becomes a witch?? That's going to be interesting to find out. ;)