The strange world of a Southern wife and her Canadian husband.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Reading List

Well I was inspired by a fellow blogger (Mrs. Ashley) to start my own reading list. The link is on the side bar of this page. Please feel free to let me know of any good books you have come across.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another day another dollar

Well, life has been chaotic lately with everything going on in our lives...deciding not to sell and move, my dad's surgery, my uncle's cancer...other than that my life is get up go to work, come home make dinner, read some of a book and go to bed.

Anyone have any ideas on ways to make my life not so dull?

We are currently working on paying off all debts...well mainly DH's debt. My mom offered him $1500 to pay on his credit card if he would come over and clean out their gutters. Keep in mind this is no small task. My parents have a 4000+ sq ft home that has a steep 2 story roof, but he needs this money to pay on his card. Other than that...we are almost done with paying off our laptop only roughly 2 more payments and then we will be paying off the Pottery Barn sofa. Then back to the only debt we will have is his credit card and our mortgage.

I promise to post pictures soon of the things I've done to the condo.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Update on Dad

Well my dad is doing as well as can be expected, he's recovering in the hospital and is anxious to get out. I promised him once he can eat a full meal again I will make him his favorite, hamburgers!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Well today my dad has kidney surgery. He currently has the largest kidney stone in the state of NC. He has baffled doctors completely. But today they will either get the stone out or take his kidney. I am currently at work and he's about to go into surgery in 4 minutes. Needless to say I have been edgy and jumpy all morning because I am scared for him. I will update later once I hear any news.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Well, DH decided we would wait to buy a house...needless to say I am not too thrilled. So I decided we would cut back on frivolous expenses, I cut out the landline phone, cut back on the satellite (no one needs 5000 channels), and cut my cell phone bill in half.

Well yesterday my mother called and gave me some not so great news. Her twin (my uncle) has been battling colon cancer for years...they gave him a 5-10 year window on it and he's reaching 10 years this year...well he went to his chemotherapy doctor yesterday and they found something on his lungs, its not big enough yet to biopsy it so they will wait 3 months and he'll go back for a PET scan and biopsy.

Well also on a happier note, my birthday is coming up and well since we are saving money, I am asking for only one thing, Blue Rhapsody Pleated Tote

but should anyone need to know what to get me...yes this time I actually know what I want, instead of the usual "I don't know" answer, I am addicted to some of the movies from The Hallmark Movie Channel

Its the Love Comes Softly Saga DVDs