Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Darn, Darn, Darn

Darn headache go away!!! Must you stay with me for 2 days straight?
Must be from the lovely news a the daycare telling me I have to pay an extra $40 because I forgot to bring the check in on Monday. Forget the fact that this is just my 2nd week using
them, not like I have a habit of doing this!!!!! WTF!!!!!!

I need to really learn to relax, not stress about the simple mindless things that decide to annoy me everyday and just-breathe...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

nope- not working :)
Neither is the Tylenol or the large amounts of coffee I'm consuming.
I promise, I'll be better tomorrow, I'll be a happy camper when I'm at home cleaning the bathroom and the entire place...the magic of Mr. Clean...hehehe I'm a dork.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Being creative and frugal

So I've been following a lot of creative ladies on the blogger universe and I feel like I really need to step up to the plate and be as creative and frugal as they are. I mean, if they can why can't I?Maybe we've been leaving above our means (I don't know how since everything goes to bills). I was so disappointed with this country system when I went on maternity leave. I mean, seriously ~ I've come from a 3rd world country that has a better Maternity leave than here (3 months FULL pay). It was such a hassle to get a straight answer only to go on leave and be left with only 5 weeks/60%-of-my-check-deal. (OH, and did I mention that I have insurance and STILL had to paid to the Dr. $400 that the ins. didn't cover, plus $500 to the Hospital and... (BRACE YOURSELVES)... $900+ for the anesthesiologist!!!!! HAHAHA what a joke. But enough of this rant, going back to the original post: I mean I see these women really well dressed and with pretty nice homes..all from yard sales and Goodwill??? I CANT BELIEVE THIS! So dear Sister and I are targeting the GW locale next week and see what we can accomplish. And in the middle of trying to figure out how to be more frugal (CVS here I come) I am starting the Scrapbook for the little guy. (did I mentioned that I have 3 other albums in progress?)

I did however get a chance to create this for my desk:

Sorry for the blurry pictures, this is not my usual camera. It cost me nothing since I had this frame stacked away forever (we are talking 5 yrs) I had paint left over from my Design School days and had the ribbon and the metal word also from different Scrapbook projects left overs.

BTW- I have the albums and MOST of my materials (1 walking closet full of it to be exact) from my days working in that industry, so 98% of my stuff was free :) I know, you hate me.

So without further ado, I'll be posting anything frugal that I come across...wish me luck.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back on the chain Train

Here we are again, back at work and missing the little guy terribly. He seems to enjoy daycare so I guess thats good. We had a great time last week visiting the family in DR and I can't believe how good Alain was with his little brother.

Right now I am trying to think what to do for Aiden's First Birthday, and I'm pretty much set on a Monkey theme. Most likely is going to take place in NJ so people can actually attend.

He is growing so fast each day, last week he found his hand and now keeps sucking on them. He smiles and laughs a lot and pretty much moves around in circle if he is lying on his belly. He loves to have conversations with daddy and the grand parents.
Right now he is drinking about 3oz but he is one chunky baby :)