Dang…

Well…..first off, you can now find me on Tumblr at www.owljane.tumblr.com. At first I didn’t like it, now I’m hooked. My Instagram photos will post there as well so make sure you follow me.

I stopped doing Foursquare, people on FB were getting annoyed and I got tired of constantly trying to update it. 🙂

In other news: I’ve lost a few pounds and around 4 inches overall. My bras and pants no longer fit right. I want to hold off on buying new stuff for at least another week (we leave for Florida in two and a half weeks) so that at least my clothes on vacation will fit.

I won’t be buying a new bikini, my tops and bottoms tie together so I know they will fit right. Keira will need new shoes AGAIN within a week or so. It’s like she went from a size 3 to a size 5 over a week. The Nike’s we bought her (size 4) no longer fit her. We won’t be paying $45 for shoes for her again anytime soon. She loves wearing shoes she can put on herself (ie: flip-flops or other slip on shoes) so that’s what we will be getting her for the summer at home. She can’t wear those kinds of shoes to school and she hates it.

Seth has been playing ball, they only have a few games left and they finally won one on Saturday. I don’t think ball is his game. He’s more of a soccer kid. He’s going to be lean like his Uncle was, plus he was great at soccer when he played in Upward. His new middle school will have a team so I hope he makes it there.

Jeremy has been working a lot of overtime and it’s finally starting to calm down where he’s only working 9 hour days instead of 10 hour days.

On the house front: no progress made in the bathrooms, surprise! BUT we have decided on colors, just haven’t gotten the paint or anything yet. I need to find some stuff that goes along with the colors we picked. Tile is first on our list and since our house is on a slab, we agreed we could probably do everything our selves cause it’s level. Just have to borrow the tile cutter from the BIL.

Outside the house – the bushes shall be gone! Well…..as soon as the baby mockingbirds in one of the bushes grows up. We have three white/green bushes in front of the kitchen/dining room window, two box woods and some kind of other bush that attracts bees in the spring. We plan on transplanting them either in front of the dog lot or down the property line. They will get pretty big if we let them be.

In their place……decorative stones/gravel and oversized pots with perennials or annuals in them. During the winter we can dress them up with lights and Halloween/Fall items and Christmas/Winter items. So they won’t just be empty pots sitting in front of the house.

It’s nice that Keira can come outside now and play while we do stuff in the yard. It’s been neglected for a while. My blue balloon flowers haven’t bloomed in two years cause the bushes are over growing them and my irises too. We also plan on making a flower bed around the Bradford pear tree in the front yard. Hopefully to transplant the blue balloon flowers and irises there. If not, we shall find something else.

I know I have been absent from my beloved blog for a while. Life takes hold sometimes and you just can’t get time to write…..unless your like Young House Love and it’s your job, then you make time. 🙂 Writing here isn’t a priority anymore, kind of makes me sad to think about.

Since I’ve been gone the past three weeks I turned 30 and remembered the passing of my father. It’s been eight years ago and still hurts, always does. The passing of George Jones made it worse. I cried at work. George was a great inspiration to my dad but now they are together, pickin’ and grinnin’.

So – before I start crying again…..I’ll stop there.

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