3 day week... pretty much.

Today I got to work... late, but for good reason. Harper had for 4 month check up today. She was supposed to get shots, but someone was running a low temp and has an ear infection, so they opted out on her vaccines for another 10 days. I will bring her back on the 9th, and she will get a little check up and some little shotsies.. eek!

I went to the doctor after that, and I'm having some kind of allergic reaction to something around me or something that I've been eating. It attacks late in the evening or night. First I break out in hives, and then I develop hives on the inside of my body, and my chest feels like it's going to explode, yuck! So I have an epi-pen for when I can't breath, and I need to be rushed to the ER, and I have a steroid to help ease some of the inflammation that my insides are suffering from right now. Like I'm not having an allergic reaction right now, but my chest still hurts from last night. I was in pain from 12-4 AM, I thought I was going to have to go to the ER. I was kind of afraid that I was having a heart attack.

Ok this Friday we leave for San Antonio. I can't wait to go. So excited to see my fam. Tonight afterwork I'm picking up Gavin's textbook, Harper's prescription, dropping off my prescription and picking it up later this evening...
and I'm donating diapers to a struggling mom in my area. I feel for them, so I have some size 1's that Harper has grown out of and I'm going to give them away. I love freecycle

This Friday I picked up a swing for Harper's school that I plan to donate.

Harper is 2 ft tall/long. She's 13.5 lbs, and in the 50th percentile for both height and weight. She's in the 25th percentile for her head, and the doctor says she's getting a flat head, so she won't need a helmet at this time, but it might be soon in the school doesn't stop keeping her on her back. GREAT!

I've talked to them about this too. They need to listen to her mama. I know best!!!

Lazy Sunday Afternoon...

Daddy and baby girl are napping right now. I finally showered for the day, yay!

So I blogged about our 3rd wedding anniversar but I don't think that I filled everyone in on what was to follow. I woke up that night at 3 in the morning with severe burning in my abdomen. I got out of bed to take some antacid however to my surprise I was covered in itchy whelps! Eek, so I drove myself to CVS for some benedryl, and then I went to sleep again ( a very deep sleep I might add) till 10 AM. I was late for work and I had to hurriedly find someone to watch Harper since she can't go to daycare after 9 AM. Luckily Harper's Great-Grandma Pat was happy to watch her, and I was able to take care of business at work.

Gavin had his first night of Social Research, sounds fun right. I hope he doesn't very well this semester. I'm signed up for two online classes ART 1300 (easy right?) and SOCI 1510 (another easy class) however what used to be a breeze to take before Harper was born has become somewhat of a challenge. We'll see how I do though. I'll take nothing less than an A for both.

I'm working on getting that 3.5 gpa afterall!! I have about 50 more hours to go right... man that's a lot. Oh well I'm like 65% done.

I scrapped some cards for my neice and our Auntie Darbi for their birthday. I hope they enjoy them. I'm working on a nakie girl LO, still. Harper woke up while I was on the Freak last night. We've been trying to transition her to her crib, but she doesn't sleep well in her room. She wakes up all the time now. Ugh. So I'm sleep deprived yet again.

Good news, Gavin's headache has finally gone away. This evening we are returning movies to Hastings, and then we are going to do something... else. I just don't know what yet. Tonight: True Blood... I can dig it.

Anyhow... money troubles still linger. When will we win the lotto? I hope that we can somehow start paying on our medical bills. I don't want to put it all on credit... I hate credit. I'm going to have to take out school loans again to help us get by and pay for classes. Eek.

But all of this is well worth it. It will be nice to look back and say we were broke, but we were happy!

Happy weekend to you all, and I hope that next week is even better than the last.

Monday - Harper's 4 Month old Shots
Friday - San Antonio here we come!!!

Happy 3rd Anniversary to me!

Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary. It's weird to think that only 4 years ago Gavin and I were just about to meet and start our lives together on this fab journey. It's been a wonderful 4 years of loving you and 3 years of marriage. It's been a splendid 4 months of sharing parenthood with you, and I can't wait for all the years to come.

I am so sorry that you are sick today, and I hope you are feeling up to dinner tonight. You are my sweet hubby G, and I love you with all my heart!!

Although we don't have the money to do something uber special I am so glad that we can still share a meal with each other, share meaningful conversation, share our dreams, share our bed, and share our love with each other and with our newest member of the fam, little girl!

May the next three years be as beautiful as the last 3 have been, but with a little more money or less bills :D

Love you babe!!!

On to something else breifly... Delightful Hands in Celina will not sell paper craft stuff anymore, so sad, but they are having a ridiculous sale up to 80% off everything in the store. Check it out!!

Following another new blog...

Here's the link to her blog, and she is a finalist in the Summer Teen Contest hosted by Prima Marketing. She needs your votes to win though, so vote for her! She is a very talented young SCRAPPER!!!


Slightly sleep deprived...

Ooh I found a new blog to follow. Here's the link!


So cute and wonderful ideas if you ask me!!

Okay so now that my little baby is sleeping through the night mostly my hubby G is keeping me awake!
He's got a bad headache, migraine or something going on. I was so worried when he woke me up telling me he was scared he was in so much pain.

Um... I'm seriously thinking about spending the weekend of Nov 26-29th at Memory Lane Inn. They have a $99 special for that weekend in the 3 bedroom suites. I don't really have the money though, so I would charge it.

Today I'm going to surprise Gavin with his video game for our wedding anniversary that is tomorrow. We will be married for 3 years. Yay for us. I love him so much, and I hope that we are always as happy together as we are right now.

Tomorrow maybe dinner, depending on how G feels. I hope that he's only suffering from migraines, and it isn't something worse. I hope that we get back on our feet financially so we don't have to use my school loan money anymore for extras in our life.

Oh well. I wish I could stay home with Harper for a little while longer. I feel like I'm losing my breastmilk, and I'm just so depressed about that. I just love my baby so much, and I only ever want the very best for her! And that would be her Mama!!!

I may invite a friend over this weekend to scrap with me. Maybe we could make some cards or something since she doesn't really scrapbook heavily like I do. I need to make a card this weekend for my niece's birthday. And I need to pick up a little gift for her someplace!

Oh I hope my sweet hubby is feeling better today.

I'm so bad...

It's Friday, finally!!! Yay *dances a little jig*

Gavin gets paid today, so I'm going to figure the checkbook, write some checks for the school, pay our bills and put aside grocery money. I think we might do something super fun this weekend and splurge, maybe go to the aquarium. I don't know for sure though. We'll see.

Gavin and I decided that we are going out to dinner and we will buy each other gifts this year for our 3rd year wedding anniversary. I'm getting scrap stuff (of course), and he's getting Batman Arkum Asylum, an xbox video game. He's just thrilled.

I am kind of sad that we didn't have enough money to take a trip this year, but we are driving to San Antonio to see family Labor Day weekend so that's kind of a like a trip for us. It's still a bummer though because since we've been together we've gone to Disney World and Fredericksburg, TX for our 1 year anniversary and last year we stayed at Hotel Zaza in Dallas an upscale Boutique hotel.

Oh well. I'm just happy that we are sharing this anniversary with our sweet baby girl, and I'm glad that we are going to splurge a little though and buy each other something. We deserve it after 4 years of togetherness, 3 years of marriage and 1 pregnancy!

I'm counting the days until I can get my own Pink Paislee CHASUM09 lines and Cosmo Cricket stuff. I'm seriously almost out of PP. I have some that I don't plan to use for a while or ever, so I may try to sell those for cheap. It would be nice to have a little extra dough for scrap stuff. I don't have ton of stuff to sell, but I definitely have a ton of BABY paper that I don't ordinarily scrap with.

I might try to find some of ideas of how to utilize baby scrap paper. Even though Harper's a baby I don't use it for some reason.

GIMME chocolate!!

It's hard to keep up with my blog since I don't think anyone reads it. Grr.


Anyhow this week Harper is feeling much better. She's not really eating like she should during the day and giving her caretakers a hard time, but I'm okay with that as long as they are not giving her a hard time.

I want to stay home with my girl.

I want more PP. I'm running out slowly but surely I just don't have anymore of my favorite brands. I need to buy a pack of cards so I can start on my cards for the future, and I need to start Xmas shopping when I get some MOOLA! Yippee!

I'm excited, and I feel like I'm high off these glue fumes that are in my office, eek! I want to have a good night tonight, and I'm seriously craving chocolate!

Harper's Sick...

Been at home with Harper since yesterday. On Tuesday night Harper started running a pretty high fever. It peaked at 102.7. I administered infant Tylenol at midnight, 4, and 8 because her fever hadn't come down. Finally I gave her a warm bath yesterday morning and the fever broke. Took her to the doctor and they put a little catheter in her tootie. She didn't seem to mind for some reason, she was mostly upset because they were holding her little legs down. That came back negative. They sent the urine off to be cultured though. Then took her to presby for blood work. She cried, but she eventually got over it. She didn't like the lady squeezing her little footsie. After that though she was smiling and laughing. The blood work checked out okay, so the doc says she probably has 'enterovirus' I don't know what that is, but whatever. He say she should run a pretty high fever for the next 3 days, so I'm keeping her out of school till Monday.

Today she is acting much better, but she seems to feel better during the day, and she fusses and screams at night because she's miserable. It's been a rough couple of nights for everyone at our house.

Tomorrow my mom is staying home with Harper though. I have a feeling she'll be better feeling by then. Monday she returns to school.

I work on Saturday for graduation, then my friend is coming into town, and we are having dinner with her and all my old pals! I just need to figure out where! Gavin will be volunteering at the nursery, so I need to find someone to watch Harper for us. Hm.

Now I'm off to shower and then scrap a little. I haven't gotten to scrap since Saturday, and I received some wonderful stuff in the mail this week from my gal pals!!! Eek!

Looking forward to this moment of silence!!!

Tonight if Harper is feeling well enough Gavin and I might go see a movie since it's discounted tonight.

Our 3rd wedding anniversary is in a few days and we don't have the money for gifts or for anything nice right now, so this might just be it till next year! Gavin hopefully will get a new job soon or at least after we go to San Antonio. That trip is in just a few weeks. Yay! Even though we're broke we are still going. We've been planning to see family since well... before Harper was born. Fun stuff..

Case of the Mondays...

Ugh. Gavin has to get a part time job. It sucks, but it just has to be done. We are just not pulling in enough money to pay for Harper's school, groceries, credit cards, car, insurance, phone, tv, elec/gas, water and other stuff.

This sucks.

When I stop nursing I will definitely get a PT job as well. I may have to put school on the back burner until Harper's out of daycare or something, or until Gavin gets a raise or I do. This sucks.

Just sucks!!! It makes me crazy worried since we can't pay for Harper's school. Luckily my parents are going to help us out a little, but still we are adults and shouldn't need the help of our parents.

I just hope and pray that Gavin doesn't have to apply all over the place for a 2nd job, and I hope that Lowe's hires him right off the bat. He's a great employee, and goodness WE are desperate for extra money. Just enough to cover Harper's school at least!

On a lighter note, I had a great time this Saturday at my crop. I don't feel so bad because it was only $5 to get in. I met some wonderful ladies, and I fully intend to go again.

This Saturday I work graduation for 2 hours, while Gavin will be volunteering at Harper's school to get his volunteer hours out of the way, and then we are supposed to go out to dinner with our old friend, but I don't know if we'll be able to really afford it, so we may use part of my student loan to pay for dinner. Eek. At least I'm still enrolled so I won't be paying those back right away. Blegh!

Also I'm taking a break from buying scrap stuff until we have extra money. I can use my stash for now.

I'll post later... feelin' kind of down.


Okay so tonight I have a wedding to attend, wee! My friends are getting married, teehee!

I have a date tonight after the ceremony. We have decided to skip out on the reception just because we don't want to stay away from Harper for too, too long, so instead we are going out for a quick dinner at TX Roadhouse because my fat self is craving rolls, butter and chicken fried steak, yum!

I know, I know I can't quit talking about it, but I'm going to a crop this weekend, nanana boo boo!!

I pack my stuff up last night. I hope my madre isn't angry I took all of her creative memory stickers out of the creative memory binder and pouches and put all of my own stickers, thickers and other awesome stuff in there. Whee! I was able to condense most ALL of my stuff into a creative memories shoulder bag, creative memories sticker binder, my memory lane canvas bag and my little tool kit. Yippee, that means I'll have more scrap room on my table, teehee!

Oh yesterday a new wonderful friend from Scrap Freak gifted me some of her stash. I can't wait to received it in the mail and add it to my slow growing stash. I just can't wait!! She's gifting me some fibers and flowers, whee!

Now I need to pay it forward :D I'll have to find something in my stash that I can give to someone else. I know that I have some extras of cardstock stickers (like doubles) so I may RAK them to someone who wants them....

I may start doing this like once a month, and I've decided that I'm going to start making my own cards for people. It may be kind of time consuming, but it will be very special I'm positive!!!

Yipeee! Enjoy your weekend folks!

Croppy McCropster and other Wednesday Oddities!

Ooh ooh!! I'm going to crop this weekend, yippee! This will be my first crop with the SHOT group on Meetup.com; there are still 10 seats left and it's $5 (cash) at the door. Just sign up on their website to be part of the festivities. They do 2 crops a month. Yay, yay!!! There are some stellar deals / day today, so check them out. The website links are in the post before this one.

Harper is doing so well today. She started out on the tummy at the daycare center. She is such a wonderful little girl.

I have a wedding to attend this Friday. My crop is scheduled this Saturday, and I'm working on a birthday card for someone special!

At work now so I better get to steppin! Can't wait till the day when I can run my own business, whee!

Deals a day and other scrap sites...

I'm dead today. It's so busy my mind is fried. I need more sleep. I want to see my little girl. I want to snuggle my sweet hubster, and I want to SB. Eek. I'm going to a crop this weekend in Frisco, and I can't wait. I'm so glad that Gavin supports my new hobby. Harper stayed with her granny Pam today, and I know she had a lot of fun. She's practicing how to sit up. She's having more tummy time, and she's getting a lot of talking done for sure!

My mind is drawing a blank today, so no more to update really, well except for this....

Craft and Scrapbook Deals A Day Websites... enjoy!!!

And my new fave sketch site...

And a great site for shopping and chatting...

Yay for the internet!!!

Weekend Update

This weekend was fun.

Friday Gavin and I chilled at the house. We played a few games of Scattegories, and of course I kicked major butt!! Then we went to sleep early...

Saturday we took little girl and her Auntie Megan to Grapevine Mills Mall, and we walked around for a while. We also got Harper's ears pierced but then we opted out last minute. We went to my parent's place and hung out for a short time. My mom and I went to Hobby Lobby; I got some textured cardstock (my new love currently), some PP from My Mind's Eye, some school themed PP, and more Dring covers for my scrapbook. I love my madre. She's so good to me.

Sunday Gavin and I spent the morning at home just relaxing. My dad came by on his motorbike and help us install a light fixture in our office. Harper slept for several hours, and I was able to put away all of Harper's NB clothes, to make room for all the 3-6 months that she's wearing now. We bought groceries and we priced an exerciser for baby girl.

So today is Monday and it really couldn't be busier in the office today. Well one young lady came in and passed out hitting her head on our floor. So while I tended to her I had to have my student worker call the paramedics. Luckily she was okay. She has a heat stroke, and she's now in her parents' care.

What a day I'm telling ya!!