Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Dallas

We this week(and it is only Wednesday) has been a very busy and axious time. I will start with the past days events.

Monday- DH and I woke and knew that we needed to get to the bank, get a carpet cleaner, finish packing the kitchen up and pick up the moving truck. We thankfully were able to do all of that plus the DH was able to clean the carpets upstairs. We picked up out budget truck, took it to have it weighed and then came home to start packing it. Thankfully my father in law was here to help and they did most of it. I was able to clean the kitchen and playroom. They were able to get everything packed. Thank Good. The best news of Monday is that Matt missed a call from the Dallas Police. He called them back and they are now going to start the Background check which can take up to 6 weeks. We are hoping it won't. Now why is this good news you ask. Well when I woke up Monday morning I said it would be a good thing moving to TEXAS with no jobs if either DH or I had heard from our jobs. I was so excited.

Tuesday-DH and I woke at 645 to finish packing as the woman would be there at 1030 for our inspection. During those hours we were able to get both vechiles weighed(we get paid to move depending on the weight of our junk), return the cleaner, finish packing said trucks and finish cleaning. Well the woman showed up at 1015 and was there for 10 minutes. We did have to pay 90 bucks to move but not to bad (since some people have paid up to 4500), We left Fort Polk at 1130 and I did the first driving of the big truck. not fun as the road to the highway is very curvy and people drive 80 milees on it. I went 50 max. Matt drove the rest of trip from the Texas line to Dallas. We made it here at 6pm last night. Had dinner and tried to relax.

Wednesday- Sign our lease and move in. Will have updates later.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Baby Blues!!!

I have been thinking about doing this post for the last couple of weeks. After debating back and forth I decided to do it and see what comes my way.

I love being pregnant.

I have been thinking alot about when we would have another child. Our oldest is 6 going on 46 and I was in labor with her for 7 hours, my contractions were every 30-45seconds and she was 9.5lbs at birth had a 11cm head and was 21.5 inches long and I was a week early. My pregnancy with her was very unique has I did not know I was pregnant until I was 6 months along( I still had a period). Looking back at the early months when I had no clue I was pregnant, I thought my morning sickness was the stomach bug because it only happened when I was at work at 530 in the morning at chick fila and the stomach bug was going around. Then once the pregnancy was confirmed even the Dr was dumb founded because I had not gained any weight.( I did gain once I knew) and in fact had lost 30 pounds. By the end of the pregnancy I gained 70 lbs. I was overcompensating since I was worried about not knowing about.

Our youngest child is 3 and she is a handful. I was had to be induced with her at 3 days past due. I was induced at 10am and she was born at 4 pm the same day. Again the contractions were awful, my epidural failed due to be placed in the wrong spot and the idiot Dr dropped my placenta.(Yes ,Dropped). When she born she weighed 8lbs80z. At the time she was born my oldest was 27 mths old and I had only been married a year(Yes they have the same father). This pregnancy was also different in the fact that I knew 2 weeks after my missed period, and was sick morning,noon, and night. Oh did I mention my husband was at basic for 5 months of my pregnancy. Another different thing about her pregnancy was the fact that a Dr found a heart defect in me and required that I be on bed rest for the last 4 months which did not happen because of husband being at basic. Another major issue during her pregnancy is that 1 month before she was born we moved from Tn to La. Not a fun task with a 8 month pregnant woman and a 2 year old.

Now you may wonder why I am having these feelings of wanting another child after all the issues I had when pregnant. The major issue is that I have the baby itch. My DH and I have agreed that we would wait until the oldest is 10 before we try again but for me that seems like a lifetime from now. I have 3 reasons why I want more:
1. I want a son
2. I want to experiences some of the pregnancy fun that I did not experience
3. I love the feeling of the baby inside. Very Special.

Lately I feel as if I am running out on time to have kids due to my heart. I have been told by my Dr's not to have any more kids but I they also told me that if I would lose some weight than I might be able to carry the baby without a problem to my heart. Yet, I am so worried that my heart will give out before I have time to have my last child( I have been told that my heart is showing signs of it weaking, plus there is some concerns because my heart is pushing on my lungs). Am I be paranoid or is it a normal feeling for a person with a medical problem.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One Week Left

It is hard to believe that next week we will be leaving the Army. While is has not always been easy due to 2 back to back deployments it has been a good life. It has allowed me to finish college, get out of credit card debt, buy a new car, and it has allowed us to provide for our kids.

While we will not be officially out of the Army until July yet we are going back to civilian life early(DH will get a check until then) which will be a challenge due to the fact that we have no jobs, still have bills to pay and 2 kids to support with no health insurance. I have been fortunate to save about 11k but that will not last too long. We are hoping this money will get us thru the next 6 months. DH and I have agreed that if our money dips below 5 k than we are going to both get part time jobs until we are able to get full time jobs. We are also hoping to get about 4500 from the Military as they pay for you to move back to your home of origin. . Also, please pray for me I have a heart condition and can not be without medical insurance too long.

While in the Army I have made some great friends which have now all moved on to other post. I am definitely going to miss those girls. We spent 14 months together, were there for each other when something bad had happened. We watch each others kids grown up and now they are on the east coast and we are moving farther West. So sad to be leaving my wonderful army family.

I am ready to see what god has in store for us( Hopefully a Job for me in the next month).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


So my interview is on Friday. My family and I will be going to Dallas together since my husband's birthday is tomorrow. While I was not nervous until about 2 hours ago I am now feeling like I need to vomit. My husband says that I need to be confident which I am sure I will be in the interview as I do not know the people. Yet, tonight my husband was asking me some simple questions and I felt so nervous that I started laughing histercially which is what I do when I am nervous. I am hoping that I do great on Friday and am offered a job.

The thing that has me the most nervous is all the questions that I am not 100% how to answer like
What are your weaknesses?
While this question should be easy to answer. It is not becasue how many of us want to admit our fault. After a lot of thought I have decided to answer this question honestly by saying that I do not alwasy know when to say which can lead to be overburden with other people's problems. I am also going to say that I am very structured person which does not always allow me to go with the flow of life. However I am working on this.

Where do see yourself in 5 year?
This question is another that for soem unknown reason has me going nuts. My answer is going to be that I would like to be finishing up my Masters's of Social Work, hopefully getting ready to start my LCSW. I would also like to be working with children who are in the foster care system or with children who have been physically or emotionally abused.

Why did you become a Social Worker?
This question should defintley be a no brainer but for me it was not that easy of a decision. My husband says that I should say that I started out as a education major but after I got my AA degree and moved to Lousiana I decided that I did not feel that I was called to be a teacher. Yet, after having dealt with some persoanl family issues when I was younger I felt that if I could stop one child from going thru the pain I wnet thru then I was making a small difference in that childs life.

Why do you want to work Here?
Ok no brainer I should have this answer nailed yet I am stumped. This company has so many different services that our offered that I was interested just because of that. How should I answer this. Do I be honest and say that I loved that fact that they offer so many different services to the cleints they help. Or should I say something else and if so what????

These questions may seem like they would be easy; yet for some reason I am stumped by these 4 questions. Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Well 2 weeks from today Matt and I and our kids will be leaving Fort Polk for the last time. We have basically gotten everything packed, have found a place to live and may have leads on jobs. Please pray for us during this stressful time.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Have little girls!!

As most of you know I have 2 little girls that are complete opposites. Well a few months ago a friend of mine was a fan of felicity cottage on facebook. Well I am always intrigued by other peoples fans. I am so glad I clicked on this site. This wonderful lady makes culottes which are shorts but look like dresses. I had 2 custom ordered for my girls and what a deal I got. I paid 36 for the fabric and her time and then paid 5.5o for shipping. Needless to say you can get this deal anywhere.

To find her site go to in the search bar change it to sellers and then type in FelicityCottage(all one word). She is taking a small break but will be back soon.

I will have pictures later

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Today and yesterday have been a very stressful day as I have been waiting to hear from anyone to set up a job interview. I literally said today that if I did not hear from anyone today I was just going to wait until we move to apply for more jobs.

Well today I was making a cake and the phone rang and I just thought it was for my husband but my husband brings me the phone and says it is a Texas number. Well I get on the phone and it a lady with a company that I applied with 2 months ago asking me if I was still interested in a job. Well needless to say I am excited about the fact that I finally heard something and I am nervous because I have not done a interview for 4 plus years. My interview is Next Friday at 9 am. Please Pray for me as I get ready for this nerve racking time.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Weight Loss and a Challenge

SO today was my final weigh in for the month of May. It was a rough 2 weeks and while I did not meet my goal I am happy with the weight I loosed.


Now starting today for this month. I would like to lose 8 pounds. This will be a challenge for me as we are going to be moving in the next few weeks. The good thing is that I will now have a work out room in my complex that I can use any time. Plus I will be able to walk the complex.

Now for the challenge, After walking 8 miles on Saturday my new challenge for this week is to walk a total of 30 miles. This 30 miles does not include the 8 I walk on Saturday but does include the 5 I walked last night. I hope to walk this by Sunday. Now to my blogging friends. I challenge to you do something that will put you out of your comfort zone. It can be what ever you want. I then want you to challenge 2 of you friends to do it. You have the entire month of June. You don't win anything but will have the satisfaction of doing something you always wanted to do.