Sunday, November 26, 2017

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday y'all, I've got a lot going  on in my head these last few days.  Figured I'd drop in and see how everyone's Thanksgiving went?  
It was good here, other than the stomach bug we picked up.  So far it's only hit the twins, praying it stops there. No one likes a stomach bug, or anything that comes with it.  

I blew the dust of the ole lap top tonight, needed to upload some photos and the likes, goodness knows I need to use that option more often since the icloud hates me and I refuse to use it.  haha.

As you can tell holidays have been in full force around here, I tried to get the kids to pick fall colors out of multicolored food sprinkles... This is the face for asking such things, teenagers yo.

Our neked tree, its decorated now. Just no picture on file yet. I had a bit of a fit the other day when we were to go to the tree farm and pick out a tree. I had all these magical ideas of getting us all together and taking a nice photo and this and that, which is absurd I know, I mean there are six of us now.  Well I didn't get out of the car and the family is already headed back to the van telling me that they're too expensive. I went home in full sulk mode.  Sent the husband and teenager to our kroger today to get one of their affordable ones.  Oh well .

I hope you are all well ... 

My granny with my twins.  Love all three of them so much, so blessed to have her and that my kids have her. 
And mostly, this...  On this day, five years ago my mom took her last breaths here on earth. The details of that night have resonated with me since. Some days I'm better at forgetting what it looks like or sounds like, but this week has been a challenge for me. I'm not dropping this in last to leave a sour taste. I thank God for taking her that night, she'd gone through so much, cancer really sucks man.  There was so much bad in losing my Mama MB, but there was so much good too.  I miss her, daily, all the time, forever.  I'm thankful for her, for the time we had with her, though not long enough. It was just what we needed, I guess,. She really left her mark, on her family. 

I found a Christmas card tonight too from a friend who passed away last year, my dear friend Tim.  Sometimes the holidays can be the worst for these things. 

I'm thankful for you guys and gals, my Dingleberries.  I'm glad to have this place to come and ramble on and none of you judge me, well at least not publicly. 

Hang in there friends... 

Much Love from your friendly
Monkey Butt

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

video update, last one

Ok, last attempt before I just give up. If you’re reading this and was unable to view my video a few weeks ago lease go check it again :)


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Vlog 1, update

So as some of you noticed, i attempted a video blog and well ... I guess I failed at it, I've no idea why or how... 

If anyone has knowledge please let me know.

I did a video on youtube because I couldn't figure out how to upload a video that wasn't youtube. 

I did however go look at it just now and it does play for me. Please dingleberries, go check it again and see if it works..

Thank you

-Still hanging in there

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stupid toys

My 4 year old would flip for this plane, so of course being Mommy, I go on the hunt for it. Seriously, why does it cost so much on Amazon. I'm going to check ebay and then go to bed .

Stupid toys


Still Livin

Hey yall!  I'm tired!  It's been a while since I logged in, nothing new there. But I'm still alive and kicking, still missing my Dingleberries!  I hope you are all well.

My boys just turned 4 and 1. They're growing up I guess. Sometimes my head feels weird and I'm like man, where did the time go, they're almost grown.  hahah..

Guess that's just the way it goes. I sure wish my iphone had an app for blogger, would really make my blogging life easier, its hard to get the lap top out most of the time.

Much Love yall

Hang in there friends

Monday, January 23, 2017

Baby Ian

My sister had their baby boy Ian today, their family is complete. His birth brought on a wave of grief for me, because ours didn't go as planned.  Maybe I'm just jealous

So much congrats to my sweet sister and their family

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ahhhh so much work

Happy Thursday y'all! It's been a crazy week, trying to clear the house of all the extra messes I've made with my "decluttering". It's been a ride and it ain't over yet!
I left you guys with the progress of my closet, happy to report that it's done. I've got to unload my shoes but that's aprocess in it's own. I've quite the collection of converse shoes!
Proud to report that I've downsized enough they I no longer need a dresser! 
But this is the end result, a mess! The dresser use to be to the right there on that empty wall. I'm working to purge that bookshelf and thinking I'll hang some shelves for the remaining books! We shall see! 
This box was part of it, as well as two large plastic totes full of clothes! I've had this box with me since high school I think and it was so full of so many memories but I did good and only saved a few! 
And did I show you my bathroom?? 

Not too shabby, eh? Don't judge me on my shampoo hoarding!

All that being said, I've unloaded this much stuff (so far)

But I still have all of this to do, just to name a few.

I'll be busy for the rest of the year, I'm sure. 2017 should be an interesting year... to say the least.

Happy Saturday yall

Hang in there. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

My big fat head

Bored, I guess.. Should have added to the first post, but was an impulse I guess

-Hanging in there

Day 3: email

Things are slowing down a little, I'm able to at least  open the lap top for a few minutes.  I picked up a cliff bar at kroger tonight. It's not good.
We're expecting "winter weather" so I stocked up on milk and bread. Of course. 
Don't want to be stuck in the house with no milk sandwiches. 

Emonkey calls them sammiches.  Love that kid. 

So today in the  great purge of January 2017 I deleted some emails. 

I know what you're thinking.. what the hell is she talking about now. Well I'm notorious for having too many emails and I know my measly bit has nothing on some other folks, but whatevs!  This is my journey!  

On a side note.. Emonkeys most recent favorite saying is "what the hell". Yea... I think he learned that one from me..Of course, but it's better than "shit". Which he learned from Mr MB. As soon as he drops the F bomb, Mr MB is getting a bar of soap in the mouth. Just sayin

Anyways, back to this..

 300 down... 

only 675 to go. The problem I've found is that the junk emails just.keep.coming!

So that's it!  Exciting right?

So now you tell me, how many emails are you hoarding... 

-Keep on hanging in there

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 2: Still in my closet

The monkeys are all sleeping.. so I'm taking this opportunity to post what I've been up to today, and note that I'm still not done.  Ugh 

Today is tackle my closet day.  We all know what a woman's closet is like, well mine isn't really an exception. But in my defense, Mr MB has more stuff that I do in the closet. 

So I pulled everything out that either I haven't worn, won't wear or can just plain live with out. Did the same thing in my dresser drawer. Which I'm considering just getting rid of the dresser all together. (I didn't take a picture of that)

** Please note this isn't a child subjected to the horrors of a hoarding house hold... The floor is cleaned up now **

But yes, that's my pile of "things". Things that I know I can and will live without.  There are two more bins in my closet that have to be gone through, another day. Right now I'm going to call it a success if I can get this stuff out of my house ASAP!  I'm starting by bagging it up.
I read somewhere that you can bag it or tub it up and put it away for 30 days. If you didn't miss it or need it during that time then toss it.  
I'm not that patient. 

And this is what I've got left, so far. There are still a few more items I have to get hung up but I started with two full sections and am left with this.
Not too shabby, right? 

 There is:
*heavy jacket
*light jacket
*2 small flannel shirts
*2 sweaters
2 t shirts
*2 knee length skirts
*2 long skirts

-Hang in there, Dingleberries

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 1: It begins

Don't get your hopes up, I can almost guarantee I wont post daily, but I had a few minutes.. eating birthday cake and watching twilight again.

So i had a few minutes.. Today was Day 1 of my sorting and trashing.. I've got 2 bags of garbage (see hoarding) as well as a box of flip flops (I saved only 1 pair) and about 10 pairs of converse shoes.  I have an impressive "collection" of converse shoes.. .I'm getting rid of them.

This so far is going to be the hardest thing I do, because I've got some that I just love love love .

There's so much more to do, but I'm starting and that's a big step for me.  I think it's time, time to rid of all the clutter and all the mess.

The kitchen will be another hard part for me, it's been suggested that I make things from scratch. I think people have way to much free time.  Kind of like me I guess but I can't seem to wrap my head around making anything from scratch and it being better, lol ... I'm bad I know..

Did you all see Pokey's birthday cake? It wasn't cheap but Lordy is it good.

She's thirteen now, I can't believe it.  We have a teenager!  Pretty soon I'll have to throw a sweet 16 and buy cars and stuff.  Thats going to be weird.

Happy Tuesday Dingleberries...

Hang in there!!

something new, 2017

Call me crazy, but I'm starting something new this year. 

I've never been a hoarder before, but I've been watching a lot of it lately on television.  I get it, I have a small hoard of childrens clothes as well as toys and wipe containers. Just little things, but I see it and I'm like oh man that's overwhelming.

So my goal (we're not going to call it a resolution because that sets it up for failure) is to go ahead and work on living the minimalist life and somewhat more of a "crunchy" life as well as working on less waste around. Papa MB says we're "manufacturing trash". I don't know what's happened, I guess because I'm doing the stay at home mom thing?

We'll see and my hopes are to keep yall posted on how it's going.

So far,  2017 isn't starting off too bad.

Until next time,

-Keep hanging in there