Sunday, June 19, 2005

The countdown is on!

I officially have five weeks of pregnancy left to endure. Yes, I said endure. I totally suck at being pregnant and can not wait for it to be OVER with. I know that it will totally be worth it in the end, but for right now...IT SUCKS! We are scheduled to be induced on the 25th of July. I am scared to death because I have no idea what to expect.

I still have a million and one things to do before Kennedy arrives. I haven't done much of anything. I mean, she had furniture, but that's it. Nothing else. Well, she's got plenty of clothes and a stroller, but that's about it. I can't even make a decision on the bedding for her room. I keep telling myself that I will make the decision 'today'. I've been saying that for about three weeks. I need to get my rear in gear and get some stuff done. Brian is off for two weeks starting the 4th of July, so we will be painting her room, so I have to get the bedding ordered or bought soon! I am hoping that we can get most of the 'baby' stuff done while he is off. He goes back to work on the 18th of July and will work for a week and then he is off again for two more weeks starting the 25th. That's a lot of time off, but it will be nice to have him around since he has been working about 70 hours a week between work and school.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

You want a $1 for that? I wouldn't pay a $1 for it!

Okay...we had a community yard sale yesterday. Brian and I set a goal of making enough money at our yard sale to buy Kenney's pack 'n play and the mattress for her crib. The goal I set for myself was...get rid of all the clothes that I haven't been able to wear in years! That was hard for me to do, but I have no idea why! So, I spent last week going through the house pulling out clothes, shoes, household items, and anything else I knew that we really don't need. Friday night I started going through my scrapbook room and pulling stuff out of there to get rid of.

So, Saturday morning gets here and I wake up at 5am to start pulling tables out and to finish pricing the rest of the stuff that I had. The yard sale was set to start at 7. I had my first customer at 6:15. He wanted to buy our old Playstation. We finally agreed on a price and then he whips out a $100 bill! I just started laughing. I told him if he planned on shopping garage sales today, he better go somewhere and change that $100 bill in! I told him next time he shopped garage sales, he'd be better of with $1's! He had to beg his friend to pay for it for him.

So, the day is going good and then the "lady" shows up. She keeps asking me how much everything is....even if it is marked. She comes to the clothes, which there are a TON of. She asks me how much a dress is. I tell her it's a $1. She says, "you want a $1 for that? I wouldn't pay a $1 for it!" I told her to put it back on the hanger and hang it back up then. The dress still had the original tags on it. What did she want me to do, give it to her for free? Later Brian asked me why I didn't give it to her for 50 cents. I told him I would rather donate it to Goodwill then to give it to someone so rude!

I understand that yard sales are where people expect to find bargains, but give me a break. It seems that no matter what I marked on my stuff, people thought it was too high. I almost think if I had a box that was marked "FREE", they would have asked me to PAY them to take it!

Well, at the end of the day Brian and I had reached the goal that we had set together and I had reached the goal I set for myself. We made enough money to buy the pack 'n play and mattress for Kennedy and I got rid of a bunch of clothes that I can't wear anymore! There is already talk of another yard sale in September, but I don't know if I am going to be up for it considering Kennedy won't quite be 2 months old. But we shall see. I know that there is a ton of stuff in this house that we don't need anymore!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Let's see how this goes!

I have seen so many people talking about their blogs, so I decided to try this out. We shall see how it goes! Like most projects I "start", I will probably be real gungho about posting in the beginning and then I will probably turn into the slacker that I am!

Here are a few things about me.....

I am married to a wonderful man named Brian.
We were married October 2, 1999.
We are currently expecting a baby girl, Kennedy Grace.
We are the parents of an angel, Jonah Lee who was stillborn at 22.5 weeks because of a heart defect.
I have two cocker spaniels, Maxie and Betty Boop. They think they are my children.
I also have to cats, Socks and Tabby. They hate the dogs and they think that they rule the house.
I am a stay at home wife and will be a stay at home mom as soon as Kennedy is born.
I live in Nashville, Tennessee.
I was born and raised in Highlands, Texas.
I have had the same best friend, Joann for as long as I can remember.
I say that I am a scrapbooker, but in all honesty, I mainly collect scrapbook supplies!

Okay...I think that is enough 'stuff' for today. I'm off to pretend to do some housework!