Friday, January 6, 2017

Started this morning off by dropping the kids at school. Our 4 year old
has been sick for two days with a cough and now a fever. I'm glad it's Friday,
I've been thinking about all the things that I need to get done during this
weekend. Good thing the kids are old enough to help me with chores and
other things that I need help with. I've been wanting to go coupon shopping
to stock up on things we will need before this next snow storm comes in and
will wait until the kids get off school, so they can stay with Jr. so I can run
and get some cereal, shelf stable milk and canned goods, to tide us over
for another month or so.

The last winter storm we had was right before winter break and it happened
two days before it started and the kids were stuck at school until 8 pm and
didn't get home until almost 10 pm. I had left at 3 to pick them up and ended
up stuck in traffic until 8 pm and had to phone my husband to pick them up
since I was like a mile or two from the school and traffic wasn't budging.
hubby got there and was told that they had gotten a ride back home with the
vice principal and another member of the staff. I was worried because the
last address they had for us was the motel not too far from the school and
they would now find out that we were at a motel 8 miles away from them.

They were very understanding and let the kids attend school, since they are
always on time and doing well in school. So I am very grateful for those

Getting back to sewing has been on my mind all morning, since Nesi said,
she needs a new outfit for their choir concert at school coming up. I've
been stocking up on patterns and materials, but still have to gather up the
courage to sew something. The last time I sewed her something was a
nightgown in 2012 and she loved it so much. I'm thinking maybe a simple
skirt pattern will do and we could just buy the top to go with it. Just trying
to save money here and there.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Here's to a new year of goals and a fresh start

Welcome 2017! It's refreshing to know that we're now starting a new year, new goals
and I will be going back to daily updates. A lot has happened since I was last on here.
We've moved, the kids are growing so fast and I'm looking at doing a clean sweep
this year of all things that have been holding me back and letting go of all fears of

Our baby is now 3 going on 4 years old, the older children are in college,one married,
one going through a separation, 2 of them in middle school and I am now a grandmother
to a beautiful granddaughter.

We moved out of our last home of 3 years in July of last year and are now in and
out of motels until we find a place to call home. Dh finally got a laptop for our kids
to use and I get to use it while they're at school or update while they're asleep at night.

We haven't been to church since July, so I will find a ward that is closest to us for
us to attend, starting this Sunday. The kids are looking forward to it and so am I.
The closest one is the Tongan ward, but I've been not wanting to go since we were
last there and drama broke out there. My kids have asked me to please not look at
what happened there last time and for us to just go and at least catch sacrament as
a start and then we could leave after. So I agreed, they need spiritual fulfillment as
well and it's been selfish of me to hold them back from it.

I'll end for now since I have to run and pick the kids up from school.