November 22, 2013

Fly on the Wall - November

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 13 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                                     Baking In A Tornado                                Just a Little Nutty                          Follow me home . . .                  Stacy Sews and Schools                            The Sadder But Wiser Girl                                     Menopausal Mother                Moore Organized Mayhem                               The Momisodes                      Spatulas on Parade                              The Rowdy Baker                       Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn’t Play Well With Others                            Moms Don’t Say That                      Juicebox Confession

Sooo, if you were a fly on the wall in my house this month you would have witnessed LOTS of crying, screaming, ranting, raving and fit throwing and that's just by ME!!!!

Yes, we have moved... AGAIN!!!!!! Shoot me now.

I tell ya, I should buy stock in packing tape and boxes.

We moved from a city and house that I loved to a town and house that I DON'T love.... Trying to be diplomatic here. ;)

We are in temporary housing, read TEENY TINY HELL HOLE. Most of my books and all of my crafting/sewing are still in boxes. WAH!!!!!!!!! But we managed to fit it all in the house, sort of.  On the bright side, since we aren't unpacking everything we are already done! LOL But the draw back of not putting stuff in storage? Yeah, we will have to repack it all and move it all again. SIGH..... Did I already ask to be shot? Can you shoot me again? Put me outta my misery!!!

The kids are all doing very well with this move. THANK GOODNESS!!! You see, we used to live here about 8 years ago. We have tons of friends and some family in the area and that helps greatly!

Oh, you are going to LOVE this. We live in such a tiny town that we (ME) had to install the cable, phone and internet ourselves! CRAZY!!! We kept calling and calling trying to get someone out here to hook us up. Apparently they only have 1 or 2 installers out here. Eventually they told us to just go in to the local office, pick up the equipment and do it ourselves. Niiiiice... We did it, though. We have cables and cords running all over but at least we are connected!

Apparently we have MICE!!! MICE!!!! BLECK!!!!! I saw evidence of mice when we first moved in but I was very hopeful that it might have been old evidence... Not so lucky. One of the cats caught and killed one the night before last. Can anyone say EXTERMINATOR???? YILES!! I swear, if I see bugs, I'm out and I'm leaving everything behind.

During this entire move all I have heard is WHY do I have SO many books??? Wah, wah, wah, nag, nag, nag. Wimps. LOL

So, I bet you want to know the juicy details, right? WHY did we move again??? Well, here ya go. The owner of the last company was a lying weasel. It took him 6 months to get our insurance and we never did get our HSA card. Then there were all the perks he promised that he never went through with. The Hubby was supposed to get a $15,000 bonus this month. All of a sudden the owner starts talking about how there will be no bonuses. WHAT??? Then there was the company vehicle that never really happened. Oh, we had one for about 2 wks and then the owner asked for it back because someone else needed it. WHAT???? Then there was the odd behavior and strange rumors. Is the company going under? Is the owner on drugs?? He started stiffing some of the parts providers (one of those providers is a good friend of The Hubby's). Yeah. CRAZY!!! On top of all of that, he stiffed Jacob his last week and 2 days of pay. We may have to get the labor board involved. The Hubby was afraid this would happen, he had watched him do it to a couple of other employees.

I am so thankful that The Hubby has so many job opportunities. We are never stuck in a bad situation. It involves moving long distances but we don't have to take crap. ;) Besides, living in so many different places builds character. You get to see more of the country, meet new people, expand your horizons. Trust me, I should know! I've lived in 6 different states (or is it 7)! I've moved more times than I can count. Shoot, I went to 11 different schools when I was a kid and that doesn't count bouncing back and forth between the same schools. LOL

Wish me luck!

November 15, 2013

Secret Subject Swap - November

Welcome to the 26th Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:                            Baking In A Tornado                  The Insomniac’s Dream              The Gamer’s Corner                             Moms Don’t Say That        Stacy Sews and Schools                       Home on Deranged                    Juicebox Confession             Discovering Me          The Black Sheep Mom                      Spatulas on Parade                     Confessions of a part-time working mom                    Rants From My Crazy Kitchen

My subject is -

Find the craziest pumpkin recipe you can online and make it.  Blog it and give us pictures.

It was submitted by:

Soooo, let me start off by saying this - we are moving again. SIGH............. Today as a matter of fact. It was a very quick thing and we will be moving into temporary housing. It's not easy to find a house big enough for 8 and we just didn't have enough time. Soooo, most of my stuff is going into storage. All my books, the kids' books, my sewing stuff, etc. The good stuff! LOL

Anyway, I can't really say when I will be back to blogging full time. I just won't have the resources at my disposal that I normally would.

Now, on to the SSS!!!

I know that I was supposed to find a recipe, make it and blog it. Unfortunately with all the madness around me with this move , I didn't get this done. So, instead I thought I would give you tons of unique pumpkin recipes that you can try yourself. Not quite the same, I know, but work with me here. LOL

Pumpkin Pickles from Reader's Digest - DEFINITELY out there...

Pumpkin Lasagna from Delish

Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers from Kitchen Daily 

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail from Cookie & Kate - maybe a few of these will help me get through the move?????

So, there ya go! Not what I was asked to do, but I hope it's OK.

Pray for my sanity, people. I'm going to need it. I miss creating and blogging! They are my outlets during all the craziness of life.