Monday, October 31

Treat, Treat, Treat

No tricks here this Halloween!

I had a math test tonight and score a 98!!! YEAH ME!!!I am so glad the test is done.

Lindsey went trick or treating and left so fast that I didn't get a picture of her in her dead cheerleader costume! Alyssa stayed home and passed out candy, she was my criminal this year.
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Rob will be home in Sunday can you believe it? I can't!!! Talk about stressing out


Thursday, October 27

New Wreath

I took the advice of Homefront Six and got a bigger wreath. I'll have you know this is wreath number 4! I like the way this looks and decided it was a keeper.

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This is Math??

This is math?

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Shut up!!!!


Thursday, October 20

It Is Good To Be A Woman

It is good to be a woman:
1. We got off the Titanic first.
2. We can scare male bosses with the mysterious gynecological disorder excuses.
3 Taxis stop for us.
4. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.
5. No fashion faux pas we make, could ever rival the Speedo.
6. We don't have to pass gas to amuse ourselves.
7. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.
8. We can congratulate our teammate without ever touching her rear end.
9. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.
10. We have the ability to dress ourselves.
11. We can talk to the opposite sex without having to picture them naked
12. If we marry someone 20 years younger, we are aware that we will look like an idiot.
13. We will never regret piercing our ears
14. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.
15. We can make comments about how silly men are in their presence because they aren't listening anyway.


The Quilt

The finshing touch to my room has arrived. Here it is with the quilt!
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last one.
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It is better then I thought it would be...and it just finished the room perfectly.

I've been thinking I may be able to find some funds to start the kitchen...Uhmm


Wilma & Plane Crashes

I am asking for your prayers. My parents and my brother's family will be in Wilma's path. I talked to mom today and she said they are not too worried Wilma should be weak by the time she reaches them but prayers can't hurt.

She also told me about this sotry Plane Crashes Into Port St. Lucie Home. The house was less then block from mom and dad's. She heard the plane hit the house.


Monday, October 17

Cheeseburger Soup

Tonights dinner was Cheeseburger Soup. It was one of the recipes I got out of a Gooseberry Patch. It not only smelled great but it tasted wonderful.

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Saturday, October 15

Before & After

So I am as done as I can be till the quilt arrives. GRRRRRRRRR!! I hate waiting.

Now the pictures:
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This is a close up of the bed with the new wreath. I am still not sure it is staying. I need to see it on the bed with the quilt. I also wanted to show the space in the room now that I have removed some furniture.
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And these are close ups of the artwork framed.
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Finally a close up of the wall over Rob's dresser:
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There are photos of the girl's w/Rob and photo's of me along with candles, you should see the room at night with all the candles lit.

Today I am vacuming agian and washing the carpet, then the room will be as complete as it can be till the quilt arrives.


Thursday, October 13

Are You Ready?

I know you're all just dying to see more ...ok, ok stop shouting here are a few pictures to hold you over.

Rob's Award wall before
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And After:
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It's not that we aren't proud of his achievements...but maybe an office would be a better place for it.

Rob's side of the room before:
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This is the best view I had. You can't see the chair but trust me it was there and with about 1 foot king space. This is so much better:
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Now he has at lease 2 ft between the closets and the bed.

That's it for now but more will be coming. My pictures should be here today!


Wednesday, October 12

Let The Decorating Begin

Today was a great day as far as accomplishing tasks.

  • Shed is clean

  • Truck looks awesome

  • All junk has been removed from house

  • Lindsey's ceiling is being repaired

I also returned items to Lowe's from this summer and bought the new light covers.

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Tomorrow my prints should come and hopefully the other items I ordered.


Tuesday, October 11

Its Miller Time

Ok for me it is more like Corona Time you get my drift!

I am done painting!!! Everyone have a drink on me!

Now to clean out the shed so I can get all my crab in there.

Hold tight pictures soon.



The color is up I love this it is so soothing. Image hosted by one more Image hosted by
I also bought some art for the walls today at Allposters.comThe price for both prinsts $21.98. Image hosted by Photobucket.comImage hosted by I can't wait to get them framed and up. The Wyeth was $80.00 in every book I checked. After I frame it the price will be around $30.00. I like that!

My Plan is to finish trim and touch ups today so tomorrow I can start to redecorate the room!


Sunday, October 9

The start

I went out shopping yesterday for my bedroom. My goal is not to spend more then $300.00 to redo this room. I found some great deals.

One is this King quilt for $50.00 I love the colors.Image hosted by The only problem is they don't have the shams to match. Honestly I want something very plan (Ivory) to go with this. I had wanted something quilted or lace but everything I have seen is way out of my price range. Come to think of it I may have some Battenberg shams in the closet.

My next deal was this basket. Image hosted by It was on clearance at pier 1 Imports for $1.12. It is going to look great on my dresser and nightstand.

I also bought some new sheets at Bed, Bath and Beyond they are 230 thread count Linens & Lace. I can't wait to get them on the bed they are so soft.

I am cleaning out closets today and pulling out furniture so tomorrow the painting will begin.

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I found my shams Image hosted by they match the bedskirt,curtians, and throw pillow I already have. Now the best part is they were only $7.99 each.Well within my budget. I found them at Home Visions. com. I do wonder how nice they will be for the price but we will see.


Saturday, October 8

Fall Break

FINALLY!! Fall break is here and I am so glad. I have a huge list of things I want to get done. The one I am most excited about is painting my bedroom.

I will of course be posting before and after pictures so stay tuned...


Sunday, October 2

Reality Sets In

I have spent of much of the past 2 years thinking about the day that Rob comes home that it never hit me how I would be feeling when he was on his way.

Reality has set in. In 35 days he will be home if only for three weeks. Then two weeks later he will be home for good. I don't know how to feel about that. So much has happened in the past two years.

We have both been through many different experiences, led completely different lives. For his last homecoming I was so excited and it was such a stressful visit. I just don't dare to let myself get excited this time.

I must admit I am very nervous and a bit scared. What happens if after being apart so long we can't get back a life together? What happens if we can't work past the stress of him coming home?

I also have to think that the girls are so much different then when he was last home. We have a life that is different. How do I let down the guard I have built up to make it through this deployment and let go? How do I let it down and let him take over what I have been holding together for so long alone?

I wish I had answers to these questions but I don't. I guess I will just have to take it one step at a time and pray for the best.