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Time marches on

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This year makes me feel quite old...why you ask?  Well, the class that is graduating this year are the ones that were born when I was almost a senior myself!



Next year is going to make me feel even older!

My sister-in-law graduated tonight from high school as well as a friend of mine's daughter.  In no time flat my son will be graduating(do NOT remind me, he's only going to be 10 this year!)

Next year I will post my graduation picture, I just have to remind myself to do so..you know I'm getting more forgetful in my age!

My husband, who is 6 years younger than I am, never forgets to remind me how old I am.  Next year he will be 30 and its totally on for sure, he will have a birthday he'll never forget!

Congratulations Class of 2015, don't do stupid things like getting married too young and not graduating college!  Live your life and make it amazing!

You! To the Principals office!

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I had always been a pretty good student, always trying to stay out of trouble, the shy one...though my friends would probably laugh at that.  My senior year of high school I wanted it to be memorable so I joined clubs, kept busy, ect.  My principal at that time was also the principal when I was in grade school so he knew me well and considering I came from a very small town with a small school he still knew who I was.



We had this irritable emotional pregnant PE teacher.  She was a pain in the ass, she would bitch at us at every cost.  I hated PE and I used it as a social class.  I don't remember much about what happened but a friend of mine and I gave her attitude, things were said and she screamed to us about seeing the principal.  I laughed under my breath because I had known him for so many years so I knew he'd tell us to be nice.

I was wrong.

We were made to do Saturday detention.  I had never had detention before.  I was expelled from school one time because I punched a l…

Anxiety

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I want to share with my readers something that affects about 18 percent of the United States, it is anxiety.

Anxiety is nothing to joke about, it is nothing to look down on people about.  It is real and it is one of the most common mental illness.

When I first experienced anxiety I was a senior in high school.  I had no clue what was going on.  When it hit me I felt like I was ran over by a semi truck.  I thought I was going to black out, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't function.  I felt overwhelmed by a force that wasn't there.

It went away for awhile until I started my freshman year of college.  I lived in the dorm and had a very psychotic roommate.  She was ok as long as she was high on weed but when she was off she was not a force to be reckoned with.  She would throw things around our room, she would yell, threaten, but fortunately she never hit me, I don't know why she never did and really didn't want to know why.

After my first semester I had enough so I mo…

When you think everything is going as planned

So nothing in my life has gone as I planned when I was growing up but thats normal right?  I was going to go to college, graduate, and maybe settle down, get married, and have children.

Boy was I wrong.

Really wrong.

Like, "Are you a complete dumbass?" wrong.

My freshman year of college was a flop, my roommate was a drug addict and I almost was thrown up against the wall of our shared room when she wasn't high.  I eventually moved home with my parents and tried to get through what I could.

I chose the wrong major and changed it which also changed my course of my college education.

I married the first guy who paid attention to my chubby nerdy self.

Well this post just is dreadful...

Why should I continue on?

It is sad and pathetic!  I want to be a guest blogger and I am writing a post like this?

Screw that!  No one needs to read about depressing silly nonsense!

But...maybe...no..I know..that I'm not the only one who has gone through something like this.

We live, we …

Picky Picky!

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So I have come up with ways to make menu plans but they ALWAYS seem to fall through the cracks. I'll have the perfect dinner all planned out and when I come to I will have a groan coming either from my loving husband or 10 year old son. My daughter is my foodie mini-me, she will eat sushi with me! I am still brainstorming my meal plan that will work for my family of 5 without the groaning, complaining, the going to bed without dinner attitude. I will share with you my plan of attack once I get it all together!

My 1 year old, he will pretty much eat anything!  Green beans are his absolute favorite!


Ways to make money online

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1. Make money online with Swagbucks
Basically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards. I do all the free stuff, quizzes, searches, ect. I have tried it out and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit.

2. Inbox Dollars I love this site and I have gotten paid! You can choose to receive a check or a Visa pre-paid card. I got my card in the mail a few weeks after I cashed out. This is a great way to earn some extra money for things you need.
One of the easiest ways to start earning without spending any time is to make their search engine your homepage. And then automatically you will be earning money every time you search.

Pampers diapers!

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I love these diapers and they are great for my baby boy's behind! Amazon has great deals! Check out this product and see for yourself!

Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy over 200,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO GO, plus games, music, and more.With voice search, simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, 1080p HD video, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and Android-based Fire OSFast quad-core processor and expandable USB storage for playing best-selling games like Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Crossy Roads, and moreNo more waiting for your movies and shows to buffer, ASAP learns what movies and shows you like so they start instantlyFire TV lets you fling your favorite apps to your TV to free up your small screen for other uses. Or mirror your phone or tablet to your TV.Amazon Prime customers get unlimited access to popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video, including The HBO Collection and original shows like Transparent, plus Prime Music

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

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I decided to make a post about these amazing cookies I found on Picky Palate blog.  My kids had today off because of Veterans Day and they were driving me uber insane.  I would have made them go outside but it was cold and windy and I didn't need them to get sick so what a perfect time to make these melt in your mouth goodness.

I made a couple of adjustments but don't we always do this to recipes to make them our own?










My venture of looking to make money online

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Well with a husband who works 80 hours a week 35 minutes away, a 10 month old, and 2 school age kids I have been stuck at home.  Don't get me wrong, I love my family BUT I am not a homebody, I WANT to work but with everything going on in life its next to impossible to work outside the home.  I have been looking for legit jobs.  I did have one for a few weeks then found out it was performance based sales and seeming that I am not good at selling it didn't last long.  I have signed up for some surveys and I am still looking for a work at home job.  I joined some groups on facebook but most of them you have to pay...I don't believe you should have to pay to work anywhere.  I don't want a business right now, I hate bugging people to buy crap they really don't want nor need.  
Here are some of the surveys/reward sites I have signed up for:

What would we do without husbands?

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I love writing about things that are important to me and when Mama Kat posted writing prompts for this week I was stoked, excited, about writing about someone who means the world to me.  I wasn't sure what kind of post we were supposed to write when it came to the word husband but I decided to write a bit about my husband.

Its not a very long story because we only knew each other a month before getting married on October of 2012 but even though we been together for only 2 1/2 years he changed my life for the better.  When I tell people that he is 6 years younger than I am I get the "ohh cougar!" comment, sometimes people don't believe it, probably because he looks older than I.

But I blame his army career and the fact he was blown up in the 2 deployments he went though.  Those things can make you older than you are.

I was married for 10 years to a man that I should never have been married to.  Ever.  We both agreed when we finally stopped arguing and got along, for o…

10 things I never knew until I was a mom

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You hear the never ending phrase growing up, mainly from your mom: "I hope your kids are just like you!" Thanks for the curse mom. These are the 10 things(out of many) I learned when I became a mom:
You have no shame
What do I mean when I say that? I mean, it starts from when you gave birth. When you have your legs open to God and the world, it doesn't matter who is looking at your lady bits, you just want that kid out! After you give birth, you don't care if you are walking around in just your underwear, no bra, especially if you are breastfeeding. People come over and you don't even blink an eye that they can see your nipple even if they feel uncomfortable. As the kids get older, they figure out how to undress themselves and take off their diaper. They don't care who sees their backsides or even frontsides! My kids are 9, 7, and 10 months and I still walk around with nothing and they don't give two squats about it.
You have to hide your favorite …

Why did I think this would be fun?!?

So, my husband has been working in East Texas for the past month and wanted me to stay with him for the week so excitedly I obliged, I mean who doesn't love staying in a free hotel? You have a maid every day to change your sheets, your towels, your garbage bin, and they vacuum! When was the last time anyone vacuumed in your house? What mom doesn't want someone to do things for them every day? The downside is is that you. are. in. a. hotel. A room with a TV, a bed, a phone, and a bathroom. Thats it. Ok, free wi-fi is always good of course. The first couple days I was like, "Ok, I can deal." The next couple days I want to strangle my husband for talking me into this, but I miss him when he's gone but 12 hours a day in a hotel with no car. No bueno baby. Its the day before I leave to go back home and I feel like I'm in a jail, which is ironic considering my husband is a correctional officer. My 10 month old is even looking at me like "Mom, ser…

Pinterest junkie?

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Who?  Me?

*ahem*

Ok..well, I guess a little..

*chuckles*

Ok.  I love Pinterest.  My husband makes fun of my addiction but he also knows I have found a lot of great recipes and things to do to spend my time with.

The last 5 pins I would have to go back and remember because once I get on, I pin to my hearts content and then have to go reorganize my pins.  A few months ago I went through all my pins, got rid of the ones I can't go into and the ones that were labeled spam.  I usually pin Chinese food recipes since my husband loves it.

Lets go into my pinterest and see what new things I found!

Carmelitas
A friend of mine used to make these all the time and I saw them the other day and wanted to make them soon.

Potstickers
My husband loves these and instead of buying them at the Sushi area of our grocery store it would probably be cheaper if I made them myself!

Work out ideas
I'm always trying to find new ways to get some exercise in daily.  I used to do monthly challenges..which mea…

A little bit of everything

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I was reading Mama Kat's blog for the writers workshop and I can't figure out which topic to write about.  I have been debating on whether or not to totally change the topics I write about and figure out how to monetize it.

I think I will sum it all down to one of the choices, one that changed my world forever only over 2 years ago I met my soulmate, my one I was truly meant to be with.  This is the post I chose:

5. If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?

Five years ago would be 2010.  I was separated from my now ex husband and was in a whirlwind of emotions.  I did things I was ashamed of, I neglected 2 young kids, and just lived my life the way I wanted to before I decided to get married to someone who I never should have in the first place.

If my snapshot is of what it is now I would be a better person, I would not be going through so much stress…