Thursday, December 25, 2008

I'm alive!

I am SO sorry I haven't posted in well, A LONG time! I have to say, number one....HOW DO YOU FULL TIME FAMILIES DO IT AND POST TOO!!!??? LOL OMG I have never worked full time before and I have to tell you, I have WAY MORE respect for those women who do now and take care of the house stuff and babies too! I get 15 min to sit at work and that is it. I have been SO busy! I am SO sore when I get home it's not even funny but the good news is I LOST 10 LBS! No change in the way I eat but boy do I move! LOL Can we say NO time for anything else!? The one computer thing I have been doing is going to my Private message box on Back Yard Chickens because I have been selling Mille Fleur D'uccle eggs (I have sold EVERY egg those chickens have laid!) it's sort of a side business to try to make chicken food money. Those four chickens have earned their stay here PLUS some :D

My baby blu is doing AWESOME...he was so much smaller than the others but he's catching up. Looks like I MAY have three boys and only ONE girl :( If that is the case than two will have to go. :( We just don't have the room to separate them right now. The girl (thank god) is my splash :D That makes me happy. And of course I'm keeping Baby Blu! Blu did have spraddle legs (their legs are straight out to the side and they can't walk well at all) It was from being in the egg for so many days after his hatch date...I cured that in four days and you would never know anything was ever wrong with him. He is one strong bird Its all I can say. They are about 7 weeks old now and staying nice and warm in our basement...soon to move to our heated shed by the bantams though. We have a wood stove out there and they stay right about 60 degrees :D I could not watch them all get so cold in our garage as we have NOT made our bantam coop yet (cory says this week!)

OK now for us...well, we have been a busy family. Nic stays with grandma when both Cory and I work and LOVES it. He asks every morning..."mom, do you have to go to work today?" and when I say NO (Hoping he will say AHHH Shoot!" He says "OH MAN, I wanted to go to grandma's!" Lol Little stinker! He's a whole four now! And he has a (DARE I SAY IT) ATTITUDE! He does NOT like when we laugh at his funny saying's Here is a cute one I have to share with you. He grabbed a gardening book I had in the book shelf and put it on his head. He starts walking with his hands out for balance and says "ok, Easy, Easy, Come on Nicholas you can do this! You got this!" It was just hilarious! But if you laugh at him he will take off running to his room and pout. HEHE He has grown up so much and is SO easy to love.
My daughter has two jobs again and is paying her bills and being way more responsible. He nice car we bought her died a few months back and she was not working so we didn't see the need to have a car...Right? Well, she finally got a job and she stayed at it for a while so we thought it was time to get her another car...we know she could not get one on her own and all her money was going to other people to drive her to work and back. We found a 675.00 one in the paper that we could pay cash for rather than have MORE payments (were still paying for her other car!) We told her the only stipulation with that she HAD to come sit with us and figure out a budget to get all her bills paid up. She did that and she has been doing really well at it so far :D

My van is broke down so I have to get another vehicle so were looking for that now. I have been using Stefan's truck (he is now making his own payments on it to grandpa!) That is a load off our budget :D He has a job at the school he goes to and he is now getting a LITTLE disability ssi money. He would NEVER be able to live off that (300.00) but it gets his truck payment paid and gives him a little extra for things he needs. We pay the kids car ins and their cell phones so we can get ahold of them. If we didn't they would be driving without ins and we would never be able to talk to them! Neither of them can afford the car ins that's for sure! It's so crazy for teens now to get coverage.
****Guess what else??? Stefan is an "ALL AMERICAN" football player! He is recognized in a magazine even! I was shocked when he brought home all his awards and coaches plague. So proud of him! He can't wait to show his wrestling coach from his old school. He will be graduating in June and than I will have NO ONE in school for one year! WHEW! I would LOVE to keep Nic home but I know I can't and work full time. Plus he really wants to go to school. He loves his play group at his school once a week. He has made two really good friends Jadan and Jordan (twins) They are three peas in a pod. Their dad looks strangely like Cory too. Their dad is the one who takes them to the play group every Wed.

Cory has been doing dishes for me when I'm at work so that's nice! And last night the three boys cleaned almost the whole house while I was at work! Cory took two weeks off work so he has really been doing good here at home with helping out. Even with the chickens!

Ok pictures will come soon. But I can't do it right now because I'm on our old computer (we get our new apple in Jan or Feb) and I don't know how to add pics on this one yet. Waiting for hubby to show me. For now this is it and If I think of anything else I will post again. But I am still alive! Oh and Nic's hand is totally healed and looks normal :D He did split his lip really good and hurt his ankle but those are healed to now :D

5 comments:

Janis said...

So glad you are doing okay. Sounds like you are certainly a busy, busy lady! Hope you have a Merry Merry Christmas and are able to get some time to relax.

God Bless
Janis

madcobug said...

Well it's good to see you back. I have checked several times and saw no new entry. I am glad that everyone is doing ok and glad that last chick made it fine. Glad that Nick is all healed up now. Hugs, Helen

Missie said...

Long time no write!

I'm glad everything is going well!

Chrissie said...

WELL WELL it's about time you came out of hiding. I thought we'd have to send a search and rescue party after you.
So glad to hear that everyone is doing so good.
Haven't you heard Grandmas are the bomb. Kyan lived with me for 10 days and refused to go home. He's been home two days and been asking to come back. I'm even better than a puppy.
Can't wait to see the pictures.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

Kelly said...

I knew you were way way busy. I say it too, I dont know how any woman can work and keep a home and family! I would pull all my hair out and run screaming. I am glad you had a few minutes to post. I think about you a lot and miss talking to you. I wanted to share something with you. It dawned on me after I was looking at my cochins after I couldnt figure out for sure if that white one of my German friend was a boy or a girl. Have you ever noticed...the girls feathers on a cochin are rounded, but the boys are pointy? Especially on the back. I never put it together, but since they mature slower that is helpful info. I have some of my boys just now finding their voice to crow well. AND HEY! Congratulations to Stefan! Wow, he is really flying high. It is nice to read all about everything going on. How long will you be keeping this job? Is it permanent, or just til y'all catch up? I MISS YOU! XOXOXOXO LOVE, Kelly