Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Half a year almost gone...

I can't believe it is almost the halfway mark for 2010, and I am not even close to being halfway organized.

I am working a little each day though boxing up things for the garage sale and sending them on over to my sister's house where we will be having the sale. It is at least making me feel somewhat productive.

My husband takes his entrance exams on Saturday for the Police Academy! I am so nervous and anxious, and I hate wishing the summer away, but I NEED to know if he gets accepted. At least Saturday we will know if he even has a chance at getting in. If he passes the tests I think I will be able to take a short breath before holding it in again while we wait for background checks and interviews and such to be done.

In the meantime I became a ChaCha guide to try to make a little extra cash. I got to start yesterday and I have only earned $7. It is a bit disappointing with the amount of time I have spent answering questions. I don't expect to get rich, but I would like to make more than $2 an hour. I really would like to earn some extra money sewing, or even baking, but I don't think that is going to happen. With as little money as I am making on ChaCha, I feel like I should be cleaning or organizing instead, but now that I started I feel like I at least need to make enough to make it worth cashing out, they charge $2 for the "pay me now" option and in order to get a "monthly" payment you have to have made at least $100!

I don't currently have any organizing pictures; however, I will share the cake I made for my son's 1st birthday:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Leaving Azeroth

My husband and I have been playing World of Warcraft for nearly 3 years now. It is now official that we have both canceled our subscriptions. We are hoping that my husband will be accepted to the police academy and then with the increase in income we can get everything caught up and hopefully get our subscriptions back. Right now though, it was just money that we really didn't have to be spending on it, and it took time that we really should have spent doing other things. We never sit down and watch movies together anymore because we always spent that time playing WoW. And we have a stack of borrowed movies, so it will be nice to sit down and watch movies together again. It will also help me get done more on my crafting or cleaning, because I won't be able to sit down and play during naptime.

The thought of not being able to play is much worse than actually not playing. I haven't even logged on in a couple weeks because I have been busy with other things, and I hate paying for something I am not using a lot, but it's hard to think that Saturday night we won't be able to log on and run some heroics with the guild.

We will be back however, I most definitely will not want to miss out on the new expansion, but I am going to try to enjoy my summer away from video games!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


We have been pretty busy around here lately, and spending a lot of time outside enjoying the warmer weather, so I apologize for abandoning this blog, yet again. I am also trying to get my craft blog going, but haven't had a lot of time for that either.

As far as organizing goes, I haven't gotten a ton done, but I did go through my clothes drawers, and now have 2 empty drawers, so my husband can now have some space to put his clothes! I have a big stack of clothes that will be going into a garage sale, and I'm not completely done going through clothes yet!

I am trying to work out more. I got Jillian Michael's 30-day shred, but have only done it 3 times in 2 weeks, which isn't great, but things keep coming up, like the weekend after I got it we were going to the zoo, and boy was I sore after the first time, so I decided I should skip a few days because I didn't want to be miserable hobbling around the zoo! Then of course holiday weekend, so I didn't work out. Now we will be out of town this weekend, so hopefully I will workout again tomorrow (I worked out today, YAY), then hopefully maybe just do some walking/jogging while we are out of town. We may be going to another zoo, so at least that will be a lot of walking.

And a big update is that my husband is going to try to get into the police academy. It is something that he has wanted to do for a while, and it will be a big increase in pay and much better benefits. He has to take the written and physical test in about 2 weeks, and then they start the background checks, etc. This would be a great opportunity for him and help us as a family.

After we get back from our trip I will be spending the next couple weeks clearing out as much as I can for a garage sale, so hopefully I will have something to blog about then!