Sunday, December 26, 2021

Happy 18th Birthday to my daughter!!

I will always enjoy theming birthdays and Skye's 18th Birthday was a hit! Theme this year was in celebration of reaching the BIG 18 and Webkinz has always been a huge favorite of her childhood that included her brother and her dear cousin. What better way to celebrate? 
They went from sitting on the living room floor playing with all these stuffies, playing a Webkinz virtual world online, and then to writing stories about them! So, a Webkinz theme was defintely a must!  And we are still collecting the stuffies - new generation!!
Target did an fantastic job making the Wheel of Wow, and I did the little character laminations to put on the cake. It turned out awesome! At least we all think so! 😍 Awesome gifts, great cake, and a trip to Holiday in the Park!! It was great getting the three of them back together for a few days. ❤

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Happy Tuesday


Post a funny picture.

Post a not so funny picture.

Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Happy Tuesday.

Being happy is a good thing. 😁


Tuesday 4 - Let's discuss Christmas

Welcome Friends ... to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4. It's been quite a while since I participated.

Let's discuss Christmas!

1. Is your tree up? How tall... what color lights? Is there a color scheme you use? We kind of procrastinated putting up the tree this year because we ended up taking in a little feral kitten that we have aptly named Tumbledart. This year we put our tree up in our den and the hairballs have been snagging ornaments and bows left and right. LOL! Our tree is 7 feet tall, multi-color lights, and an array of all types of ornaments ranging from Coca Cola to Rustic.

 2.  Got a menu for Christmas Eve and Day? Always a quick breakfast! We have decided to go non-traditional this year - Spaghetti and Meatballs with garlic bread won!

3. When does it go up and how long does it stay up? Normally the day after Thanksgiving but this year it went up mid-December. Between me getting a new job and the new little kitten, things have been a bit chaotic in our house lately.

4. What is your favorite Christmas memory. When do you open your gifts? My favorite Christmas memory from my childhood has to be when I got my pink Huffy bicycle!! Haha. I couldn't wait to go out and ride it. Now, I am just thankful to enjoy the season with my amazing family. We open our gifts on Christmas morning after making a quick breakfast and having some hot coffee!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Autcraft - Hot Chocolate & Pj Party/POTW

Today was the 3rd Annual Hot Chocolate & Pj party on Autcraft. We dressed in our little pjs, grabbed our hot chocolate, and sat on one of the many beds at spawn listening to Christmas music. We also visited Santa! LOL! 😄 It was also our weekly Player of the Week and our build contest winners were announced, too. I would say it was an eventful Saturday!!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Roblox - Game Night

Game Night from last weekend that I didn't post. LOL! Our theme was Steampunk and we had such a good time. It's always fun to play games that we haven't played before. 

We are not having Game Night tomorrow night and next weekend is Christmas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thankful Thursday

I couldn't tell you the last time I set foot in a church for services to worship, but I do believe in God. I am thankful that he allows me to wake up to my family in the mornings. 

Even through the hardest moments when I didn't want to acknowledge him, he has been by my side. 

Through this pandemic and my job search that has lasted well over a year. Listening to me complain about every rejection email that I received - I swear he told me to relax and have patience. It took over a month, but I was finally blessed with a job offer working for the state of Texas. When I set out to secure a job for my family I wasn't looking for a title. I almost knew that I would probably not get benefits. I also knew that I would probably be working weekends and different days.

I never thought the job that came my way would be a Monday - Friday job, weekends off, holidays off, full benefits, retirement, and include teleworking. So, today I am so THANKFUL and blessed beyond belief that the hiring specialist that kept in contact with me stepped out on a limb and gave me a chance. 

Have a blessed day everyone!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wordless Wednesday

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday from Sandee at Comedy Plus. It's been a bit since I participated.Things have been a bit hectic around here but I have good news - I finally found a full-time job working for my state!! Yay!

So how do you put your roll of toilet paper on the holder?


Monday, December 13, 2021

Adventure awaits...

Today was the start of a new 'adventure' and I am definitely looking forward to it!! I am a nervous wreck, but I am up for the challenge. I was issued my badge, iPhone (which I have zero clue how to use), and laptop (send help to this desktop PC user) along with all the accessories, including a printer. LOL! Tomorrow I start my official training. Wish me luck!!! My family needed this!!!! 
It only took me a year! Good things come to those who keep trying after rejection after rejection. I pray that God continues to steer me in the right direction!! 🙏

I want to send a huge THANK YOU to the ones out there that have supported me and had my back this entire time. You know who you are.💓

Friday, December 10, 2021

Holiday in the Park

We had a great night at Six Flags Holiday in the Park. The decorations were so colorful and bright. The weather held out and we were able to eat dinner outside. I think we walked the entire park and rode a couple of rides. We ended our night buying smores kits, hot cocoa cups, and a holiday ornament for the tree. 😊

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Urgent Care visit...

Well, my husband found himself driving me to Urgent Care today. I woke up this morning with my left eye watering like crazy. I went back to bed thinking it was just an eyelash that would work its way out. I got up a couple of hours later and my eye was swollen and bright red and it hurt to even move it. I tried looking for foreign objects but I figured I was just making it worse. I put in some eye drops and took some Advil because I had the beginning of a headache. 

After a couple more hours, my eye still felt gritty so we headed out to sit for hours. I get worked up so easy these days and I am actually on meds for panic attacks, which I was on the verge of when in triage. My blood pressure spiked and so did my pulse which was reading over 120. We were there for almost two hours before I got called back to a room to wait for another 45 minutes. Finally, the doc arrived and she could definitely see the swelling. I was given some numbing drops and she looked at my eye thoroughly and didn't find anything amiss. She even put that dye in that would make abrasions or tears show up under a black light. Pretty wicked. Whatever it was possibly came out due to all the tears I shed. She gave me a script for antibiotic ointment to put in my eye to prevent infection. If it doesn't get better or worsens, I am to come back and get rechecked. I honestly hope it clears up. We are going to Six Flags for Holiday in the Park this Thursday and I start my new job on the 13th. 


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Roblox - Game Night

Game Night is always a fun time to just kick back and have a good laugh! Our theme this week was Your Country's Sterotype. 😁

Friday, December 3, 2021

Oh, the shock and excitement...

Add overwhelming to that equation, too! LOL! After a month of processing background checks, references, and getting fingerprinted - I will be starting my training with the DFPS as an APS Administrative Assistant on Monday, December 13th!!

In other words - I finally got a job!!!! 😀