Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grown Up. Who Me?

The other night I sprung up from bed and gasped for air to breathe.


But more of a grown up kind of nightmare.

I've had this nightmare twice in the last couple months.

What is it about?

Getting my house broken into?

Getting kidnapped? (woman-napped? is that the correct term for a female over 18?)

Never graduating?

Nope. None of the above.

The thought going through my little mind that was fast asleep in my princess bed?

"I'm a grown up!"

The whirlwind of thoughts that followed were something like this....

"Someone trusted my enough to live on my own and not die!"

"Where's my Momma and Daddy? Why don't they cook me dinner and wash my clothes anymore?"

"Do I really pay my bills on time every month without ANYONE telling me to?"

"I've been driving for almost 8 years now.. really."

Seriously, this is not the first time I've had this dream/nightmare. I had it one night a few months back and I woke up the same way gasping for air and called my Momma right away.

She exclaimed, "Umm, you've been doing it for 5 years now."

Funny how it has just hit me.

So.... while out shopping today I came across a book that caught my eye. The 10 Women You'll Be Before You're 35.


Because I need to know that I'm normal and that waking up gasping for air over growing up is normal.

I've started the book and will have to get back to you on how the reading goes. Hopefully it's full of lots of insight.

Monday, May 11, 2009

She's Amazing!

I'm a day late with getting this post up.

I tried to post it last night and was instead greeted with internet connection errors.

So even though it's a day late I think it's still a post that must be said.


I've been blessed with a wonderful Momma who is there for me through and through.

Her heart is always full of love for me and for others.

Her mind is always worried about the well being of her daughter.

Her smile always there to greet me, to welcome me when I come home or when she makes a visit to see me.

She is there to support me in everything I do.

But the most wonderful gift she has given me as a mother would be her gift of listening.

She listens to me talk for hours and hours each week on the phone.

I talk about things important to me.

I talk about where my life is leading, where I want it to go and how I presume to get there.

I talk about my friends.

I talk about me, plain and simple.

Never once has she acted uninterested, she will tell you she genuinely enjoys listening to her daughter.

I believe her because she does it so well.

She's a selfless woman.

A woman that has given everything she has to her child.

And I only hope I can be the kind of mother she is to me.

She is in one word, amazing.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Is It Summer Yet?


Summer, it's almost here.

Finals will officially be over next Wednesday and then.... the most carefree adventurous time of the year will be upon us.

I'm so ready for the pool. The lake. Fishin'. Tall glasses of iced tea. Tan lines. Floating the river. Enjoying a few beers. Shorts and tank tops. Bike riding. Cook outs. Water sports. And most of all great times with wonderful friends.

I really feel like a kid trying to choose which ice cream to get when the neighborhood ice cream truck comes around.

I mean really what do you do first?

In one week I'll let ya know. ;)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Save! Save! Save!

So I'm ALWAYS looking for a good deal.

We know this about me :)

Recently, I've been working on getting my grocery bill as low as possible so I've been trying to find every way to save possible.

I always use coupons and match them with the circular but I was looking at one of my favorite blogs the other day and the woman had posted a great post about what to do to save on groceries.

If you want all the info. (believe me you do.) you should click http://allthingshendrick.blogspot.com/2009/04/350-worth-of-groceries-for-125.html

So I took some of her advice and below is what I bought and how much I payed for it total.

-2 loaves of Sara Lee wheat bread
-1 head organic romaine lettuce
-1 package organic carrots
-1 package organic raspberries
-2 organic apples
-5 ears of yellow corn
-4 organic tomatoes
-organic bananas
-1 tub country crock butter
-1 pint organic half & half
-3 packages of 6 ct. organic waffles
-2 packages of chicken breasts
-1 package lil beef smokies
-2 packages Tyson bacon
-2 boxes Kraft mac - cheese
-1 bottle Kraft bbq sauce
-6 pack of Hansens sodas
-1 package capri suns
-1 package 4 ct. colgate wisps
-Nivea body wash
-VIVE shampoo
-VIVE conditioner
-Lady speed stick deodorant
-Arm and hammer (3lb.) washing soda
-Arm and hammer (4lb.) baking soda

Total before Kroger savings and my coupons: $93.42

After w/ all savings and coupons: $57.42

Total savings: $36.00

I think that I did a pretty decent job but I'm going to keep working on my savings tactics. My goal, to get my groceries for almost free. I do believe it's possible. Please check out the link above and all the links in her post and register at the websites she gives. They really are very helpful.

After all, who wants to spend all their money on groceries?

I do believe the reason that my grocery bill wasn't less is because of my organic preference on most things. This is something that I can't give up so I'm working on finding places to receive more organic and natural product coupons. I know there has to be more resources.

So give it all a try the next time you go to the grocery store.

If you have any questions about anything email me at victoria41986@yahoo.com I would love to help you save :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

One day....

Last weekend Jeina was nice enough to loan me her adorable daughter Brooklyn for the weekend. (see above:))

And although I was absolutely exhausted by Saturday it was wonderful to have a little one around the house especially since Mom was in town.

I had the best time just watching her play, giggle and of course sleep. I think watching little ones sleep is one of the most precious things you will ever see.

I enjoyed every minute of her being here including the waking up early part :)

One day. Yes, one day I hope that I'm blessed with children as beautiful and precious as she is.

More pictures of this cutie on my Facebook
The windows are open.

The french doors open.

The rain is falling.

And I'm just soaking it all in.

Listening to the sound of the storm on this Saturday afternoon.

And thankful that I'm sitting, listening, enjoying this beautiful mess.

It's refreshing.

The only thing missing.... a cup of tea.

I shall put a pot on. ;)

Happy Saturday!