Friday, October 7, 2011

Jealousy sucks...

... doesn't it? Especially when you are the innocent party. It makes you sad that someone can't find it within themselves to grow up and just be happy for you, instead they do whatever they can to bring you down. And it's not like they are suffering in their role, either. But they just can't stand to see you succeed. This is the situation I'm in right now. It sucks.

On a lighter note, it's Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so much right now. I am thankful for my family, first and foremost. Without Devin and our boys, I would be lost. These men in my life, they ground me, and make me see what's important. I consider myself extremely lucky that I am so loved by these guys :) At the end of the day, coming home and being with them, it's all that matters. All the crap that is dealt with during the day, it all gets swept aside (after a thorough rehashing over the dinner table, of course lol) and then it's just us. Content to be together.

I am thankful for my health. I've been blessed with good health *fingers crossed* and I hope it stays that way. I am also thankful for my job. Not everyone can say they have a job that they've had under their belt for over 10 years. I am very, very lucky. I'm thankful for my marriage. Almost 14 years, and not a day goes by that I regret it. This is home!

I am thankful for my family. Both sides of my family. My in-laws have helped us countless times, no questions asked... they simply are where we need them to be when we need them to be there. I'm thankful for my parents, even though they live so, so far away and I miss them. Every. Single. Day. Not a day goes by that I don't think to myself, Man, I need to tell them about this!

I am thankful for all of my friends. Albeit, many are work friends, or have been, in the past, and we've stayed in touch :) They know me, and like me anyway!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends and family. Each of you are a very important part of my life. And that's not just the Chardonnay talkin' ;)

God Bless!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What a week!

I just attended my very first Pampered Chef party last night and wow, I love the stuff they have! We had a lot of fun, as couples were invited and we had a lot of laughs and tried some yummy chicken fajitas that were cooked in about 20 minutes! Sooo, I've ordered a baking dish and booked a party! I hope a lot of people attend!

Devin is in surgery today for a hernia that's been causing him pain since our camping trip in August. A LONNNG wait, especially if you're in pain. I'm nervously waiting for him to get home so I can help him feel better and maybe feed him, he's gonna be hungry or tired, or both.

Anyway, a paid day off from work today.. got some laundry done, some housework, and I'm planning on baking the s'mores cake for Thanksgiving dessert this weekend, and some crockpot meatloaf for dinner. YUM! I can't wait!

Well, there's no time like the present!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

So a little about me...

I do enough to tire my friends and family out, and it's no wonder why I sleep so well!

I am married to my wonderful husband, Devin, and we're coming up to our 14th anniversary. We have two boys, Tyler, who is eleven, and Caleb, who is five. They keep me on my toes, and there's never a work shortage in our home. Cleaning up after three males is no one's favourite job in the world, but I can't imagine not doing it. I don't even want to think about what my house would look like lol!

Some of my interests, when I'm not working full-time, include reading, watching movies with my family, cooking, baking, crocheting, cleaning (yes, I daresay I enjoy doing it), and so many more, but my specialty is baking/cake decorating. I love to challenge myself and there are some cakes that nearly got the best of me, but the client was wowed and that is all that matters! The popular question from my boys when they see me working on a cake is, "Is that for us?". My guinea pigs.. what can I say?

An example of my work:

I've also started becoming interested in meal planning and trying to save money at the checkouts. I'm NOT an extreme couponer by any means, but that show just floors me. You gotta love it when the store gives YOU money to walk out with their items lol. But I believe I can learn something valuable from them, so I've been paying more attention to flyers and coupon sites, and just joined SuperPoints, trying to see what it's all about.

I could also write forever so, before I do, I think I'll sign off, and see where this blogging thing takes me!