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Fly, fly on by

Hello friends!

Its that time again for the monthly Fly on the Wall post.

~I’ve been crocheting a bunch of critters lately. After the bunny for the husband, I made 2 pigs that have been requested from friends (and will be paid for !!), a graduation gift for our cousin (pictures to come after she gets it) and a late birthday gift for a friend. Here’s what the pigs look like:

Pig!

Pig!

 

With a cute Tail!

With a cute Tail!

And here’s the giraffe:

Green Giraffe

Green Giraffe

 

~I’ve also been working on my crafty stuff, like a dress for a friend’s wedding. I wasn’t able to find anything that I liked or wasn’t super expensive, so I just decided to take matters into my own hands:

Hooray for making your own clothing!

Hooray for making your own clothing!

 

~I’m excited for the wedding this weekend. We’ll be able to see a bunch of friends we haven’t seen since moving to London, as the wedding is in Lexington and that’s where most of our friends still are. My goals¬†are to get a nice picture of me and the husband, all dressed up for the wedding and actually dance with him (we didn’t have dancing at our reception, and we’ve never had the opportunity to dance).

~On Mother’s day I joined friends Sarah, Matthew and their kids at Church as their twins were being baptized that day. It was really sweet that the kids decorated flower pots for their moms, made cards, and read 3 things that they love about their moms. This is the littlest kid reading her reasons, with her big brother and sister, watching:

They love their Mom!

They love their Mom!

And then after the sermon, the twins were baptized. It was very cool to watch, and I did tear up a bit, and was just touched that they asked me to come and support them. It really means a lot to me, not just that Sarah and I are close, but I’m close with her kids too. I simply adore them ūüôā

Anastasia's Baptism

Anastasia’s Baptism

Sebastian's Baptism

Sebastian’s Baptism

~After church, we went to Williamsburg for Mother’s day lunch and it was pretty great. The food was good, the restaurant was beautiful, and we had a good time with the family. I had never been to Williamsburg before, and I really enjoy seeing new places in Kentucky, especially pretty ones like this ūüôā

Cumberland Inn and Patriot Steakhouse

Cumberland Inn and Patriot Steakhouse

Inside the Inn

Inside the Inn

~I’ve been in training for my new job since April 1, and this week we ended it, and started taking calls on Wednesday. That was scary! We were lucky to have a coach with us to hold our hand with the first few, but on Friday, in Transition, we didn’t have as much hand holding. It isn’t too bad once I’m on the call, but waiting for them to come in is nerve wracking! At least there’s some time between calls, so we have time to¬†fill out and document the notes we’re required to do.

~Last week, Garrett and I made an investment in ourselves: we bought new pillows! We’ve had some sorry pillows for quite a bit (as Garrett has said, he’s never bought himself a pillow, and I’ve had mine since college) so we got some new ones, and its awesome! They are very comfy and soft and delightful and I’m kind of sad we didn’t do this sooner. ūüôā

~At a soccer game of Sebastian’s a few weeks ago, Sarah mentioned that Anastasia wanted to see Pitch Perfect 2, but she was NOT going to take her. I immediately told her that I wanted to see it too but didn’t want to drag Garrett, so I’d take Anastasia! So this past Sunday, after church, Anastasia and I went to the movies and had a girl afternoon. She got to play in the arcade before the movie started and we had a great time.

~Sebastian’s soccer team was #1 going¬†into the championship, and so they got to play to defend their title. The game Thursday was apparently rescheduled at the last minute, but the coach didn’t tell anyone, so Team Wave was there at 6, when the game started at 7. And she had them running around and working on drills for the hour before the game started, so they were exhausted by the time the game started. And unfortunately lost 5 to 6 ūüė¶

~We’re trying to get together with friends for Memorial day, so we can break out the grill for the first time this season. Garrett has decided, whether or not friends come by, we’re eating steak! These friends have kids though, so it’ll be a late afternoon get together as school is in session for Memorial day, due to the high number of snow days they had this year.

~Can I just say that I don’t understand the school system down here? The kids have to be in school for Memorial Day (cause of snow days) but are off on Election day. I get that the schools are election centers, but when I was a kid and they used schools for election centers, they did elections in the gym and we just didn’t have gym that day. Personally, I’d rather have my kid in school for election day (learn about the process!) and not Memorial day, but I don’t have control over that. From a child care point of view, being off on election day makes it harder for working parents to make sure their kids are being watched. At least almost everyone is off on Memorial day.

~It was also time for Garrett and I to sign up for insurance through work. It was a bit of a pain, but necessary. I just wish that it was easier to compare prices. Was it cheaper for us to each have a plan through our own works? Or cheaper to do a joint plan via my work or his? Oy. And since I’ve sold insurance before and helped people sign up for insurance, Garrett lets me do all the comparison work. After all the research, it seemed like Garrett’s plan for both of us would be cheapest, so I signed us up for that, and then had to wait for approval! I guess they wanted to make sure we were actually married, and I submitted a scan of our marriage license for that purpose. Found out yesterday that they approved coverage for both of us, so that’s one less thing for us to worry about. Yay! Plan goes into effect July 1, so that’ll be good, cause Garrett has no insurance right now. Thankfully we have a discount plan for his meds, and he’s pretty healthy, but I’ll be glad when he’s covered again.

~That’s about all that’s going on here, wish me luck as I continue to take calls at work with less help! And check out what’s going on in these other houses:

 

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                               Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                         Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                             Follow me Home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                                 Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                    Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                                    Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                                      Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                                  The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                              Someone Else’s Genius

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                           Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                                Juicebox Confession

http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/                Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                         Searching for Sanity

http://www.southernbellecharm.com                              Southern Belle Charm

http://www.angelaweight.com                                          Sanity Waiting to Happen

http://peopledonteatenoughfudge.blogspot.co.uk        People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~N

 

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Oh, to be a Fly on the Wall

Hello friends! It’s that time again: the monthly Fly on the Wall post. See what’s going on at our house and then take a peek at what’s going on at some other houses!

~Sorry its been a while since I’ve posted. Its been a crazy few weeks. Started my new job on April 1st and its been rough trying to re-adjust to being awake in the morning.

~New job is going well! Training is a bit slow (I can get a lot of other stuff done while in training) but its informative and I’m learning a lot.

~Our first wedding anniversary is this Sunday, April 19! I can’t believe its been almost a year already! We’re going to Lexington to hang out for the day and to have dinner at an amazing Italian place that I love and Garrett can actually eat at (he has a garlic allergy).

~Garrett’s family is taking us to dinner tonight for our anniversary, which is very nice of them. I think his aunts have orchestrated this dinner outing, and they’re just so adorable. I love hanging out with them ūüôā

~Since I’ve started the new job and we’ll have 2 paychecks again, we’re starting to look for our own place. It’ll probably take a while, but at least we’re looking. I’m definitely looking forward to living alone with my husband for the first time in our marriage!

~Garrett, I and some friends started a D&D like game last week. It’s called Pathfinder, and its a version of Dungeons and Dragons. Its actually really fun and the creation of characters was a cool process. In addition to¬†Pathfinder (where¬†I play a Gnome Bard), he taught me to play the Dragon Ball Z card game and its a ton of fun!¬†Needless to say, my husband has unleashed my inner nerdy gamer ūüôā

~Remember that baby shower I threw with a friend? Well, that baby is supposed to make his debut today. Mom is getting induced and I’m so hoping that I get a call/text later saying we can come meet him. I’ll try to take pictures cause who doesn’t want to see pictures of newborns? ūüėÄ

That’s all for me this month, I’m sorry I don’t have funnier stories! Check out these other great ladies:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/               Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                  Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                      Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/         Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                        Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                            Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                    The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                 Someone Else’s Genius

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                            Disneyland in Kentucky

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com               Searching for Sanity

http://www.angelaweight.com                              Sanity Waiting to Happen

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                         The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                    Juicebox Confession

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Like a Fly on the Wall

It’s that time again, where a bunch of us bloggers give you a glimpse into our lives. So here goes:

 

~We somehow managed to control the flow of water into the basement, and have moved back downstairs. We got rid of the wet, ruined carpets, rearranged the living room, and got the musty smell taken care of.

 

~Somehow, despite the standing water and flooding, we’ve got mice again. Fortunately we have an awesome trap and we caught another bugger the other night. That now makes 2 adults and 9 babies. They’re not catch and release traps or live catch traps or whatever-they’re-called, cause 1) we can’t afford them and 2) this trap is the only one where the babies haven’t been able to eat the bait right off and not trigger the trap (that happened with the first 4 mice and it got old, fast).

 

~I got a new job! I got hired on at Convergys, a work from home agency, where I’ll be doing call center work (from home, yay!) and troubleshooting people’s internet issues. I start April 1, so wish me luck! We moved the craft room around a little too, so that I’ve got an office in there and I won’t bother Garrett, who also works from home, in the living room.

 

~I started ¬†a 365 photo-a-day challenge (check out the blog posts about it!) and while it was easy the first week, its proven to be more difficult as I go along. For a while I was beating myself up about not taking a picture every day, but I’ve decided that since its my challenge, then its ok if I miss a day or two ūüôā

 

~My friend Sarah (that awesome chick at The Momisodes) and I are throwing a baby shower for our mutual friend next weekend. I found out last month that they don’t have anything for this baby (number 4 and totally unplanned) and since this friend is convinced no one would come to a baby shower, Sarah and I are out to prove her wrong. She’s not due till the end of April, but this friend told us the other day that the doctors aren’t sure if the baby will stay in that long. So it might become a “Look who’s born!” shower instead. I guess we’ll just have to see what the little guy decides to do.

 

~Hung out with that same Sarah this week. She invited me to a Mary Kay party at her Church and this week on her day off, I went over and hung out with her and her kiddos. According to Little Bit, I’m her best friend now. And then Girl Child said I was her best friend too. So all 3 girls in that house are now my best friend ūüôā I helped Little Bit with her math homework (I love math, Sarah does not) and then we played on the whiteboard giving each other math questions and trying to figure out what words the other was spelling.¬†Sarah’s girls decided I should stay for dinner, so I got to share in the yummy Meatloaf Meatballs ūüôā

 

~Garrett’s Mom and Dad came back from Florida last week. They were going to do Mom’s cancer surgery down there but the doctor wants her heart to get stronger first, so they’ll go back in June for the surgery, giving Mom the time to work on that and finish out the school year (she works at the middle school).

 

~Garrett went to Louisville last weekend to play in a card tournament. He won one of the raffle prizes, but he forgot to tell me how many games he won. He came home very happy and was glad to get a day with the guys out of the house. By the time the weekend rolls around, he’s usually a bit stir crazy so its nice when he gets to get out and do stuff like that.

 

~I got really crafty this week, starting and finishing both a jewelry holder for my bathroom and a thread holder for my craft room (I’ll get pictures of those up as soon as I can get my new camera synced with the computer). Next big craft to finish is quilting and binding the baby quilt that is a gift for next week’s baby shower. Guess I should get on that ūüôā

 

Now that you’ve buzzed around my house a little, take some time to buzz around these other ladies’ houses:

 

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                     Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/               Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                   Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                       Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/          Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                         Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                           Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                        The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                   Someone Else’s Genius

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                          The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

https://gndisney.wordpress.com                              Disneyland in Kentucky

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                     Juicebox Confession

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com              Searching for Sanity

http://www.gomamao.com                                     Go Mama O.

 

.~N

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Short Week in Photos

So this week was a bit harder, as I was doing so much work in the basement I just got too tired to take pictures. Or forgot to take pictures of the cool stuff going on. So this week’s collection is smaller than I’d like. Oh well.

This week we found out that Garrett’s Mom & Dad were coming back to Ky as Mom needed to get her heart stronger before the doctor would treat her cancer. So they came home yesterday so that Mom can finish working the rest of the school year and work on getting her heart stronger. ¬†Since they came home, and the 4 of us can’t live upstairs together comfortably, Garrett and I needed to move back downstairs.

So on Monday when we got this news, we ripped up the wet carpets in the basement and got them out to the dump. While Garrett went to work, I rearranged the living area in the basement and started to move our stuff back downstairs. Tuesday we got Garrett’s work stuff moved back downstairs so he could work at his own desk. We got the internet fixed and then found out that our Satellite wasn’t working. We originally thought it was due to all the rain we’d been getting (which also wasn’t flooding our basement, hooray!) but Dish said it was a switch or device issue, so they scheduled us a tech to come out Thursday.

Wednesday had me finishing up getting our stuff from upstairs to downstairs and I finally got a few pictures then:

New Living Room Layout

New Living Room Layout

 

Other side of the Living Room

Other side of the Living Room

 

Then Thursday Garrett and I ran some errands before he went to work, and we got lunch from up the road, which included Chocolate Cake for Dessert ūüôā

So Yummy!!!

So Yummy!!!

 

Friday saw me cleaning and trying to get the upstairs ready for Mom and Dad, Saturday Garrett went to Louisville with some friends and I went to a Mary Kay party. Mom and Dad are finally home and since Kandi, Jason and Jaden came up with them, we’re celebrating Jaden’s birthday (3-18) tonight with the family and I’m hoping to get some good pictures then.

 

Sorry its a boring week, but at least I remembered to take some pictures!

 

Oh! I also found out that I got the work at home job I applied for! It starts April 1st and its full time, so it’ll be nice to have 2 incomes coming in again ūüôā

~N

 

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