Weekly Update July 30 - August 5

Wow, I think I have missed a few months because it just does not seem like it should already be August. 


DH and I have had a rough couple of days with arguing about just stupid stuff.  I think we are both super stressed about finances, and all the junk that goes along with that.  I think I have learned a very valuable lesson that I will take with me for the rest of my life (at least it applies to DH and I).  I will not loan money again and when our friends are going through hard times and we help out, it does not mean they are going to reciprocate the same. 


It's amazing to actually see that when I have been doing so well in the past, a few of my friends and a few family members cannot be nicer and up my butt so to speak so they can reap the benefits of my exhaustive hard work.  HOWEVER, when things are tough, it's amazing that they are nowhere to be found.  LOL


On a MUCH BRIGHTER note, I found a new hair color and got that done, had a few spare moments to actually straighten my hair instead of throwing it up into the summer ponytail, and BEST OF ALL, DH has an interview on Friday with a company that he had interviewed with before he got the job he is at now, which will possibly offer him more benefits, later hours (not a fan, but we will deal with this), and more money.  If you wouldn't mind saying a few prayers for us and sending over those famous PW positive vibes, I would be so grateful!!


Edit: For my FB friends, we are keeping DH's interview off FB so prying eyes don't see. LOL.

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm
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Hello sweet Becca! I'm so sorry to hear that you have had a rough few days :-(


DH and I haven't been put in a position yet to have to loan or borrow money, but I know it is inevitable that it will happen one day. It makes me so nervous because I know it can completely change relationships. And I think the whole situation could put stress on anyone's marriage/relationship.


I am saying prayers for your DH on the job interview. I know that would help out a lot, even if his hours change. My DH works a late schedule some weeks, and it's not as bad as I thought it would be initially.


And I hope you will post pics of your hair!! :-)


I could also use some prayers, although it probably sounds totally silly! We booked our honeymoon eight months ago and (needless to say) have REALLY been looking forward to it. After living long distance, finally moving together across country and DH's eight-month deployment, we haven't been able to take a vacation in 3+ years. Including a honeymoon, which we never took after the wedding last year. Since we live on the East Coast, we were kind of forced to go somewhere in the Caribbean since we each only get a week off work and didn't want to spend a significant amount of time traveling. Well, of course this is storm season! And it has been quiet all year, but there is something brewing right now that is forecast to possibly hit on the day we arrive. I am crushed and in disbelief, even though I knew it was a possibility. We didn't have another time that we could go on a trip, and we knew we were rolling the dice when we booked it. But still :-( 


Any positive vibes that you can send would be much appreciated!! I can usually find a silver lining in anything, but I am extremely nervous right now. We are set to leave on Saturday, and I hate being on pins and needles. I have never learned as much about storm systems and weather patterns as I have in the last 48 hours!!! LOL

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 3:40 am
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Thanks SO MUCH Deb!!!  I know it will pass, but while you are in it, it doesn't feel very settling.  : )


The funny thing about loaning money is that when I was making GOOD money, I really did not have a problem helping people out - it's just my nature, but for someone who calls themselves a sister to me to ridicule me regarding our financial situation right now when she herself has no clue how to budget, etc, is just plain wrong.


Anway, enough of that. Let's talk GOOD fun!!  Oh honey, I will be doing a no-rain dance, sending up prayers, positive vibes, etc for the storm to be fizzled before you leave.  I know how you have been anticipating your HM (I am in the same boat - we are hoping to go on a mini one this year or might have to wait for the 3rd anni), ESPECIALLY with you guys being apart for so long while T was bravely serving his country and then you dealing with all the moves, etc.  It sure is hurricane season, although (and don't laugh) I always keep up with the storms (my dream hobby one day will be storm chasing) and I heard on the news that it might be just a tropical storm for a day and then move out to the ocean.  Where are you going - what island?  If you booked your trip with an agent or online, you might have hurricane/tropical storm coverage.  I would check into that.  BUT, MY NO-RAIN DANCING has commenced for you!!!  xoxo


Pics of the hair are coming tomorrow - I just got back into my office and I'm doing some work while cutting yarn for a scarf - ADHD at it's worst.  LOL. 

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm
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LOL @ working/cutting yarn at the same time!! That is too funny...and so something I would do. Sometimes my DH gets home from work and I have a few projects going on (in addition to my work). He always says, "Hmmm...what do you have going on in here?" He can barely handle browsing the internet and watching TV at the same time! J/K


Thanks SO much for the no-rain dance!! I could sure use it. It's funny that you mentioned the storm chasing. Since I have been trying to find out everything I can about the storm, I am finding that all the people on the weather blogs are cheering it on! I'm like, NO!!!! I'm all for it being a big, crazy storm that is fun to watch -- waaaaay out at sea, away from any land! LOL


We are set to arrive in St. Lucia on Saturday, which looks to be right in the projected path of the storm. It does look like it might just pass through on Friday before we arrive, so my fingers, toes and everything else are crossed that the effects are minimal.


Oh, and definitely ignore anyone who is trying to tell you anything about money. If they are not married to you or handling your retirement accounts, they are WAY overstepping their bounds! :-)

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm
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Here is a pic of my desk right now - I am working, going to attempt to crochet a different flower as my work gets uploaded (it takes a few minutes), polishing my nails, and doing some Avon work.  LOL


"Hmmm...what do you have going on in here?" - LOLOLOL!!! My hubby says that all the time.  He usually just laughs, shakes his head and walks away.  


You are welcome! I know, the weather "geeks" get a little over excited when they hear storms.  A tropical storm is not that bad, just a little wind and some rain.  I remember living down in Florida during Hurricane Andrew back in the 1990s and whew, I will never ever forget that storm ever.  That storm caused me to become very interested in the weather. 


I completely agree with you about not listening to anyone about money.  A very tough and disappointing lesson was learned through this.  : )  Things are going to be so much better going forward.  I have adapted a new attitude and there is nothing or anyone that is going to get in my way.  LOL


Here's the pic of my crazy desk.


Here is a pic photo 3386473-1

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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Hi ladies! Oooooo I'm crossing my fingers, sending prayers and doing the "job"-dance and "no storm"-dance for you guys!!!! :-)


I'm sorry, Becca, that you have had some hard days. I hope it gets better and that your DH gets the new job!


LOL at your desk, I'm the same when I'm doing things at home, 5 things at the same time :-)


Deb, we heard about the storm warning over here aswell and I hope it passes before you get there! I keep my finges crossed and I wish you a wonderful week with your DH!!!


The past weekend at my parents place was just great! We enjoyed it so much and our LO was spoilt, as you can imagine ;-) Here's a pic of us, my mom took in the garden on Sunday.


Hi ladies Oooooo I photo 3386610-1


For me it was a really short work week, as the 1st of August is our National Day and we have off work, so it was great! The weather was beautiful on Wednesday, so we went for a walk up the hill early in the morning to soak up the sun and the amazing views.


Hi ladies Oooooo I photo 3386610-2


Back at home we prepared everything for the evening, we had some friends coming over for BBQ and watching the fireworks.
Yesterday I had an easy day at home with LO as well as today, he's sleeping and I'm doing some cleaning and ironing. Tonight we're invited at some friends home for BBQ. They have a little girl, same age as Fabrice, so it will be fun :-)

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:49 am
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Your family is sooo cute!!

Just stopped by really quick to say THANK YOU for all the prayers and no-rain dances (lol, DH loved that, btw)! They worked!! The storm passed through and we are leaving for the island first thing in the AM.

I'll miss you girls, see you in a week! :-)
Posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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What a gorgeous family!!! LOVE!!!!


Deb - I know you are already gone, but YAY that it passed and you are on your HM!!!  I hope you and T are enjoying yourself and having a wonderful time!!!

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 3:58 am

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