My purse was stollen. $150 in cash, $80 in checks, Social Security card, Drivers License… It kinda threw my whole week off. That $150 was money I REALLY needed. I think I have ways to come up with it so hopefully this won’t keep me here in Bakerfield AGAIN. :< I’m now 12 pounds lighter. 12 pounds in 5 weeks. I can’t believe it, clothes are fitting loser, pants I could not wear three months ago now fit. If feels great to be losing the weight but I expect it to come flooding back as soon as the stress goes away… if that ever happens. SPLINTER UPDATE!!! – Turns out it was a planters wart. I got medicine for it and it already seems to be going away.

I drove my car for the first time in two weeks last night. It had been sitting because I’m trying to save money and it’s a damn gas hog.

So I get in, turn the first corner, realize I suddenly have POWER again (my mom’s car is a SLUG) and just get the biggest grin. I drove the back way out to the drag strip with the sunroof all the way open the windows down at about 90… Long curves, cool air, nobody on the road, 20 minute drive… awsome. It took all I had not to run it last night since it will probably be my last time being 20 minutes from a drag strip in awhile. BUT I know that I need to do a few things before I drive her *really* hard again. Just not worth breaking it when it HAS to get me around for awhile.

So today I’m helping my mom lay tile (UGH!). Tomorrow I need to change my oil, check my brakes, you know the mundane normal go over. I want it to be it tip top shape for the driver to San Jose. The Granny is back in all her 4.6 liter, V8, quad cam glory… I missed her! 🙂

Can I start this day over?

I had one of those days you wish you could wake up and start all over again.

So things are not going to go as planned with child custody when I move. Thank God for Randy, he is the best. So, trip is on as planned. Visitation is going to be an iffy situation for awhile but nothing that Ben and I can’t get through with a little patients.

So I *might* have to go up Sunday instead of Saturday but I am going to do everything in my power to get up there Saturday… as planned.

I just spent 20 minutes trying to get a splinter out of Cassidy’s foot. It’s just too deep, I can’t get to it and she was begging me to stop. So I’ll let it go tonight and try again in the morning. Any parents out there have good splinter digging advise?

Anyway, I’m off to take her to Troy’s. I’ll update the splinter dilema as soon as possible. Stay Tuned.
/mom mode

I feel like I have a lot to say… I have a lot on my mind… The words just aren’t going to come out right no matter how hard I try. Ehhh, it’s late and I’m tired and I guess I’ll try again in the morning.

Okay, so I’ve been eating SO bad lately. I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last month. While it feels nice to lose the weight I’ve taken enough nutrition classes and read enough to know that the way I’m losing it is REALLY unhealthy. I keep telling myself that once I’ve gotten moved and things are somewhat normal in San Jose I’ll work on losing it the healthy way. I think that if I had somebody to enjoy meals with I’d be better about wanting to actually take the time to sit down and EAT SOMETHING!

Time for the Friday Five.

1. When was the last time you cheated?
OKAY! I kinda let myself get the Princess Lollipop card when Cassidy and I were playing Candy Land the other day because she beat me FOUR TIMES IN A ROW! I just wanted to win ONCE!

2. When was the last time you stole?
I ate the last of the Oreo’s last night even though I told Cameron he sould have them. Does that count?

3. When was the last time you lied?
I told Cassidy we were out of Ice Cream yesterday when she wanted it for lunch. But she’s SO persistant and she want’s it ALL the time now. I’m beginning to wonder if Food Maxx is slipping some crack in there becuase my mom and Cameron are eating it all the time too. Lucky for me I’m not a big vanilla fan.

4. When was the last time you broke or vandalized another’s property?
Ewwwww, I can’t even remember. Vandalizing something that somebody else worked for is disgracefull.

5. When was the last time you hurt a loved one?
Dang, the questions are brutal this week! Ummmmmm, I made Ben feel bad for something that was not his fault the last time I saw him. Luckly I had time to think about it on the way home and we talked it out as soon as I got here. That’s what people do when they are in love. (Talk, not fight.)

My little brother leaves for Pennsylvania tomorrow. When I was younger I went to Penn. for the whole summer to live with my Aunt and Uncle and my cousin Stefanie. Now he is taking over the tradition but he is staying with our grandma and Gandpa. My mom’s whole family lives back East so it was really nice that when we were kids we had the chance to go and do that. I’m leaving for San Jose in a week and this last week here without him is going to be lonely.

I’ve been working on a new layout for Cassidy and the design is pretty much done but I still need to do all of the content. So here’s a screen shot for you to admire in the mean time. In the second picture you can see the nifty little mouse over effect for the picture menu. 🙂

Got the first of my Ebay money in! WOOHOO! Going to take everything to the post office tomorrow. Now I’m wanting to get a bunch more stuff up so I can make MORE money!

Girl Talk Starts Here. Boy’s Close Your Eyes.
That headach I had yesterday was SO bad. I haven’t had one like that in a loooong time. Then today I started my flow. And sheesh, I can actually feel my uterus contracting. You can tell that feeling quite easily after having a child. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a period this bad but at least now I know I’m on the downhill slope. Thank God.
/Girl Talk

I had a horrid headach all day today. UGH. I think that I’m just not getting enough sleep again. I need to break that habit again before it gets out of hand like it did last time where I was living on like 4 hours of sleep a night.

Getting more and more excited about moving to be with Ben… 10days. 🙂