5-1-2017 Journal Update

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Blog Goal:

Things have been calming down here a bit and so I am going to attempt to do a Journal Update once a day and hopefully soon start adding other post.  I am trying to focus on getting the two big crochet projects done and that way I can focus on other things without stressing about those being left undone.

Spoiled Son:

My son is a spoiled kid, my sister just bought him a ton of things from the dollar store.  Some was on sale for real cheap and some weren’t.  I told my sister she needs to only buy the items on sale so she isn’t spending a ton of money.

Living Situation:

Currently we are living with my sister.  We were going to rent a house up here, but we had to put it on hold.  Dad has his heart set on the 17 1/2 acres in South Texas and says he may need help with the house payments.  If he gets it then we will be moving to South Texas with him, if he doesn’t then we will go ahead and rent the house up here.

Car Situation:

I talked to my dad this weekend and he has agreed to cosign on a car with me.  I am hoping I will be able to apply for the loan and get a car on Friday or Saturday at the latest! It will be nice to be able to have a vehicle again.  We have been waiting forever to get one because of the driveway drama, but now that we don’t have to worry about that we can work on getting one!

Crochet WIP:

Snow Queen Blanket: I am slightly over the halfway mark to finishing this blanket.  I just work on it a little bit every night.

Daughter’s Graduation Blanket:  I have decided the rest of the blocks I am going to make plain and then add some appliques to them.  I am hoping that will assist in getting it done faster but still look good.  Once I get the blank blocks finished I will show yall an updated picture of it.

What I am Watching:

I just finished watching The Finder today.  It was a pretty good show, but only had one season.  Want to see what else I have been watching then please click here.

4-27-2017 Journal Update

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1 More Day till the Weekend!!

Friday is what I consider my busiest day of work (every other Friday I should say).  In the morning I will go through and make sure the easiest task for work are done and then work on cleaning up all the reports so my checklist I send to my boss looks as good as possible.  It is only an 8 hour day so it goes by pretty fast especially since I try to get as much done as quickly as possible.

I hope everyone has an awesome Friday and lots of good weekend plans!

Small Town Entertainment:

You know you live in an extremely small town when your entertainment consist of the city digging up the neighbors yard, shaking your head at the clothes choices of the neighbor and sweeping the front steps for something different to do.  I can’t wait till I get a new lens for my camera and a car!!

Accomplishments:

I got my room cleaned at my sister’s house and except for a few containers I have everything organized too.  Not saying much since we didn’t bring a lot, but I am still going to claim it as a victory!

To Do List:

  1. Go to DPS office to see if I can get travel trailer put in husbands name that was abandoned on our property.
  2. Locate a car, really getting tired of not having one, and can’t use dad’s anymore.
  3. Finish snow queen blanket.
  4. Finish graduation blanket.
  5. Start graduation money cake.
  6. Go through 3 containers.

WIP:

I am now half way done with my snow queen blanket.  It is turning out really pretty.  I am waiting till I am done to take photos and write a post about it.  I promise it is being worked on.  I got frustrated so I had to stop what I was doing and make a yarn ball because the yarn kept tangling.

To Early!:

My niece decided today she was going to set her alarm for 5am to ensure she got up in time.  Usually she gets up at 6am and so I get up with her and start work.  So I jumped up thinking it was 5 am, yelled at her to get up, and she says in a half awake voice “It’s only 5 I don’t get up till 6”!  Oh, I about lost my marbles, yelled at her for setting an alarm an hour early and then went back to bed. Two minutes later I realized that was a fools notion and gathered up a dr. pepper and some snacks, and started my day! (Have I mentioned how annoying teenagers are?????)

 

 

4-26-2017 Journal Update

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My sister had some of her own child drama today and all I can say is I am happy not to be in her shoes!  It seems to be nowhere you go can you escape the drama of life.  I am still trying to convince my husband a little town in Rhode Island is calling our name!

I had a headache that wouldn’t go away so I snuck in a few hour nap.  Although now I will have a hard time falling asleep tonight, but the nap took the headache away!

I have been working on my snow queen blanket and the family tree today.  My sister found a binder with a ton of her family tree information on her father’s side.  I am swimming in a ton of family tree information.  I am hoping to come up with a game plan to share some of this information on my blog.

I have to go this weekend to get a new camera lens for my camera, the old one quit working.  I already got a request to do senior photos.  Just working out the details for this.

Also working out details to do the dinner and theater at the local high school.  Looking forward to a good night out.

Hope everyone had a good day!

Carlitos – Electra, TX

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This is my first restaurant review.

Carlitos

600 S Bailey St.

Electra TX 7660

Carlitos is a Mexican restaurant near my sister’s house.  We wanted to eat somewhere close to us since my dad had a long drive back to Winnie.

We started out by ordering drinks.  I wanted to order my son milk but was told that lemonade was the only kids drink they have.  (The reviews said it was a kid friendly restaurant).  Only have 1 drink option for a child does not feel kid friendly.  They brought the drink out in a regular cup (which was a guarantee spill risk) and my sister had to suggest that putting it in a to go cup would be a safer option.

My first time at a Mexican restaurant I usually order fajitas.  This is the best way for me to judge how the service and food is.  I always order beef fajitas with extra sour cream, no guacamole, extra rice and no beans.  I find it simple, but most waiter/waitress do not seem to find it simple.  It took the waiter 4 tries to get this right.

I ordered my son cheesy nachos and I hoped it would come out before our food or with our food.  I had to order it 3 times for him to finally to receive his order.  By the time his food came out he was already cranky, hungry and defiant to eat.  It did not help that we were all done eating and ready to go.

My husband is allergic to cooked onion and he ordered the only dish on the menu that did not state it had onion in it.  He told the waiter that he was ordering this plate because he didn’t state it had onions and that he could not consume cooked onions. At this time the waiter should have told him it had cooked onion at the very least he should have double checked with the waiter and let us know.

The rice was extremely dry to me and the meat had a weird taste to it.  My dad really liked the salsa, so that was a plus.

Although they took off my husbands order and gave us a little discount it was still over $60 for 3 orders of fajitas and a child’s nachos.  The service and food was not worth the expensive price.

I would not recommend this restaurant and could not understand the high ratings it received in the online reviews.  I would give this restaurant a 1 star!

Have you ever eaten at Carlitos in Electra, Texas?  If so what was your experiencev?

4-25-2017 Journal Update

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Things have calmed down a little bit, but not all the way.  I figure the aftermath of living in Winnie, will linger for many months to come.  We are trying to figure out if we want to get a rental house here in Electra or if we want to stay with my sister and save up for a down payment to get a place further south to be closer to more of my family.

The rest of this month and next my craft projects are going to consist of a money cake and my daughter’s graduation blanket.  These items have a deadline and I don’t want to miss it.

Starting today I am going to start getting back into reading other’s blogs and focus on my writing.  I hope everyone has an awesome day!

 

Moving Checklist

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There was a mess up with the rental car and they wanted to charge me an extra $200 dollars, I got angry and said forget it.  Will just figure something else out.  Dad has been out of work for the last 6 weeks so I offered to pay him to do the first load for me.  Figure that way I could save money and he could have some extra in his pocket.  But that means the bidder stuff wont get done.

I am praying the rest of this move goes smoothly, but I am going to just keep chugging along and hoping for the best!

Saturday:

  1. Box up all items sold on Bidders and label it (sold $21 worth of items and dad is going to drop it off since I will be out of town.). **need more newspaper and another small box**
  2. Finish laundry and pack all clothes/bedding.
  3. Organize everything into 5 categories.
    1. Take this trip.
    2. Take this trip if I have room/next if I don’t.
    3. Take end of May.
    4. Give away to Aunt or friends
    5. Throw away
  4. Clean Items being given to my aunt (she is trying to earn money for her cruise in Oct.) and have them ready to be loaded up in the morning.
  5. Drop off first load of items to my Aunt’s house on the way to get the rental truck.
  6. Pick up the rental truck
  7. Gather up all of my sons outside toys and items outside I don’t want stolen and lock in house.
  8. Pack up important electronics.
    1. Work laptop
    2. Personal laptop
    3. Printer
    4. Binding Machine
    5. Monitor (can wait till next trip if not enough room)
    6. Bedroom TV
    7. Roku’s
    8. Camera and accessories (tripod)
  9. Load Entertainment center and bed in back of truck first (then whatever else will safely fit.
  10. Back seat of truck load all of the clothes and electronics first and then whatever else will fit.

End of May:

  1. Cancel both electric service
  2. Cancel Internet
  3. Get dad to cancel the water account
  4. Assist dad in moving his stuff to my aunt’s house.
  5. From a friend’s house pick up my doll cabinet (that I have had since I was a kid)
  6. Take the rest of the items to my aunt that I don’t want for her to raise money for her trip.
  7. Give items to friends that I don’t want.

Missing in Action- Journal Update

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Wanted to apologize for being missing in action for a few days now.  It has been drama central around my house to the point I broke.  I tried to hold on for my husband because he struggles to always think the best of his family and wanted to be near them.  After almost 6 years of being stuck in this town and it getting worse and worse, the bottom fell.

If you have been following my blog for awhile you will know that we have had our fair share of issues.

  1. Trouble with the people we were purchasing our property from to give us legal dimensions and to stand up to what they agreed upon.
  2. Husband’s youngest 2 brother’s stole the property that he was supposed to inherit and after taking them to court still didn’t get any justice.
  3. His 2nd to the youngest brother and his friends stole my daughter’s truck, but since the sheriff’s department didn’t write up the report correctly we couldn’t get the proof we needed.
  4. Not to mention all the driveway/road drama!
  5. Having trouble with my daughter because my husband’s aunt told her a lie that drew a wedge between us and I don’t know if I will ever fix it!
  6. The same Aunt and her boyfriend we let move in with us in July and they managed to steal my dad’s guns, assist in the stolen truck and now have called CPS on us because they stated my son was playing in the middle of the road in the middle of the night.  (My son can’t even open the front door and sleeps with me, so there is no way that would ever be true!)
  7. So after all the trouble we found out that they do no legally own the trailer they parked on our property.  So now we are in the process of finding the correct owners so we can either get the trailer back to them or get the title for it. (In which we plan to sell it to recoup some of the cost of the stolen truck!)

That doesn’t even include everything just some of the high points of our life in this really ugly town!  So we made the decision that we are moving to Electra (where only my sister knows me)!  We are going to try to start fresh and pray for little to no drama.  We are going to stay with my sister until we find a house to purchase or we decide if we are moving to the Yoakum area to be around more of my family.

Please pray for me and my family that this change will make all the difference in our life!  I really want to be able to focus on the right things and not all the bad.

I appreciate everyone who has stopped into my blog even though I am not around to look into others.  I plan to get back into full swing of blog updating/reading and crafting on Monday.

Fight CPS Hand Book | Something For The People

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https://somethingforthepeople.wordpress.com/human-trafficking/news/introduction-to-legalized-kidnapping-and-adoption/home/fight-cps-hand-book/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog

Knowledge is power and this was full of great knowledge and provided me with lots of power. 

If you have a child this is a must read! You need to know your rights,  it is the only way to protect yourself. 

Soap Box: False Reporting!

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I understand the desire to retaliate against a person, it is human nature.  I feel you should not do so by filing a false police report or by calling a hotline anonymously!!

If your need for retaliation is so strong you want to make a police report or call a hotline anonymously, do so with true and correct information.

When it is a false report all it does is irritate the people you call on and makes you look like an idiot!

If you had any common sense, you would call the police immediately if you seen a child playing in the middle of the road in the middle of the night.  Not the next morning when you decide to get up for your first cup of coffee!

If you make false reports than you need to do a self check on your character!

When CPS or law enforcement is investigating a falsified report of abuse, it prevents them from investigating real abuse cases. It is similar to someone calling 911 to have an ambulance take him or her to an appointment when they have family who assists them. Simply stated, false allegations of child abuse endangers lives and places considerable strain on the people working in CPS, law enforcement, the court system, and the medical community.

The linked column above is from the Bella Online:

CPS False Allegations of Child Abuse

 

The Fate of the Furious

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I am a major fan of the Fate of the Furious, and it must have been fate that brought it out on my birthday!  So we made my dad babysit and off to the movies we went!

It was really weird to watch it without Paul Walker being in it, but the movie didn’t let you down.  It was full of action and comedy!

Jason Statham is one of my favorite actors so it was nice to see him in the movie!

It will be a long time before I get to go back to the movie, but I was happy I went to this one.

The only bad thing was it came out of Easter weekend.  It seemed like more people were trying to drive like they were in the movie this weekend, or maybe I was just more aware of it!

 

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