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Thursday, December 23

Ending the year off with a bang!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, finding time to blog is getting harder and harder these days.  I'm hoping when my girls become a little more self sufficient, my time will be freed up just a tad ;-)

I'm going to take a moment and share some thoughts that are going on in this crazy brain of mine.

*Alexi is going to be 4yrs old on Tuesday.  She is growing up so fast and loves being a big sister!! We are in the process of planning a birthday party for her and my In-laws are coming next week to surprise her with her cousins. She will be so excited!!
*Emma will be 9 months on the 29th.  She just started to crawl a couple steps the other night. Before we know it she will be walking.

*Fred is doing well.  He still has a job and that we are truly grateful for. He has been Mr. Fix-it lately around the house.  Thanks to him, my in-laws and some friends, we now have a new roof on our house, new carpet in our master bedroom and new porcelain tile in the kitchen and dining room.  Next week, maybe.just maybe, he will build my new bench and start on the bathrooms.  We will see......



*I have been busy holding down the fort and working full time.  I took a trip already for work and am planning another.  I'm really enjoying what I do. I have a vacation booked to Disney the middle of January.  Its my aunts 50th birthday and my grandmother, mom, cousins and myself are going for 5 days.  I'm sad that the hubby and kids are staying behind, but I'm excited to be hanging with girls.
*I've become a QVC junkie this holiday season.  Its was so bad, I got the same sales associate in the same day and she told me I needed to walk away and do some laundry.  Lol  We got a new laptop, a Keurig machine, the girls teachers gifts, Fred's employees gifts, gifts for my co-workers, a steam mop, a purse organizer, and some gifts for Fred ;-).  I'm sure I am forgetting something. What makes it worse??? I just found out that one of my clients used to work for QVC and gets a major discount on all items for life.  She just told me I can cash in on her discount.  We plugged in the laptop that I purchased to see how much her savings would be....it was $100.00!!  Seriously!!! I am in big trouble!!!!!!
*Although I've been on point with the presents this year, my cards have been the opposite.  I just sent them out and tomorrow is Christmas eve.  Oh-well, can't do it all....
*We had friends over last night for gift exchange and we had a special visit from Santa.  All the kids had a ball. One problem though....we ordered pizza, we all ate pizza, we are all sick from the pizza. I am currently home with a child that has diarrhea and is vomiting. Fun, fun, for all....  Rest assure I will be calling the pizza place later today and demanding my $$$ back!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, November 4

Costume Pic

 JoJo            Emma            Alexi

Saturday, October 23

Work, Work, Work

I know my time on here has been very limited. I have been working a 16 day event at "Home-a-rama". I have been working everyday any where from 8 and 12 hours. I am tired and its only day 8. I will post and include pics later.

If you live in the Virginia Southside area, come out and say hello :)

Thursday, October 7

Wondering....

...if my house is ever going to be back to what I call normal anytime soon.

...if our insurance company will ever get a clue.

...if my ******* (whomever they are) are going to step up to the plate bc its coming close to a year now.

...if my bank account is ever going to change.

...if its going to hurt as bad as everyone is telling me when I have my tonsils removed.

...when Emma's back is going to get stronger so she can start sitting up.

...if its really time to have my tubes tide.

...if hes really gonna get the pay back he deserves.

...if any of our family is going to come down for the holidays bc its not our year to travel (we go to PA every other year).  I'm guessing probably not.

...** ** **** **** **** *** * ****.

...** ** ******* ** ***** ** **** ** ******* ****.


...if I'm going to be back to what I call normal anytime soon.


{sorry about the *** , I don't want to hurt anyones feelings}

Monday, September 20

random thoughts and feelings.....

Its no secret I have been really busy.  My mind has been everywhere and I don't seem to know if I am coming or going anymore.  Everything just seems to just blend in.  I feel like I am walking in a plastic hallway, in my own world while I am watching the rest of the world going on on the outside.  Its weird, I know I am apart of everything that is going on, but just at a distance. I see it but I don't really experience it. I can't really explain it. 

I have been really busy at work.  I've been sponsoring a lot of golf tournaments.  Here is a pic of my husband and our crew chief at a tournament we did benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation.  It was great, we raised a lot of $$$!
(Gotta love the pink!!  They really wanted to show their support.  Lol)

Last Friday I did a double.  First shot gun was as 7:30am and the other was at 1:00pm.  Boy were there a lot of drunk people.  Lol  I had orange crushes, dirty palmers, bloody mary's and jello shooters at my tent.  What a great day!!  It was a great time had by all.
(My tent)

(My ride.  Lol)

Oh bye the way, that elephant...it's still there.  Sometimes I wish the truth would just come out so that I could stop with the crazy dreams I've been having.  I know I could easily be the one to open up the can of worms, but I really feel like its not my RESPONSIBILITY to.  I didn't cause it....I am only the cause of it (does that even make sense? Idk).

Until next time.......

Wednesday, September 15

110%

On many levels...

I've grown up in the last few years. I am responsible and take pride in almost everything I do.  When I take on a task, I make sure to not only do it to the best of my ability, but I try to go above and beyond.  Now don't get me wrong, I KNOW I am no where near perfect (ironic...I recently came across an old letter from an old friend that claimed I thought I was...hahaha.  Seriously?!?!?), but I try to make sure things are not done half a$$ed.  I take on many hats. I make my time count.  I think about things.  I plan.  I think about how things will effect others. I take on the worry and concern.

I wish others would respect that and do the same...

Sunday, August 22

Feeling a little mediocre these days...

The last few months I really feel like my postings haven't been as creative and interesting as they used to.  I've been in a funk and although I have still been blogging,  I'll be honest, I haven't been putting much effort into them.  Part of it is lack of time, the other part is lack of creativity.  I just haven't had the desire to spend a lot of time into my posts. 

I hate being in this funk bc I now I am more creative than this. And for those that know me personally, I usually have more things to say.  Lately, I have just been taking things all in and minding my own business....within reason of course ;-O

We've been turning new leafs in the Delima residence.  We've all set new goals and we are working really hard to achieve them.  I'm going to be honest, its not easy with some of them, but we are committed and all working together.  I've still been decluterring my house due to some of the changes.  Between yard sales and putting things on craigslist, I've really gotten rid of a ton of stuff. (Don't get me wrong, I still have a lot more to off load, one pile at a time.)

I've been excited about some things I have been working on at work.  Hmmmm.....maybe that's where I have been focusing all my creativity at??!?!?  I am currently working on some huge marketing events which absorb all of my time there.  One event is a golf tournament at the Broad Bay Golf Course.  We are teamed up with the great folks at the Susan G. Komen Foundation and all proceeds go to the cause.  Its huge!! We have had so much support from the community. All of our sponsorships filled faster than we anticipated.  Its on Sept. 2nd, so for those of you that are local, look for us on the news that day.  Another event I am working on is a movie themed event I entered us in.  It's at a large marketing function and we had to pick a movie that coinsides with our type of business and decorate our booth.  We chose Ghostbusters.  I'll tell you all about another time and maybe I'll even post up some picks.  I will say this....it will def. be a show for all!  Lol.

Well, its time for me to head to bed.  It's been a long day and I am tuckered out.  Sweet dreams all.

Saturday, August 21

Yummy Sweet Potatoes

Over the weekend I finally started Emma on baby food.  We did the rice cereal introduction and Emma gave me the official surprised what.is.that? kinda look.  She's been doing well with eating.  Its no different than when we started Alexi on baby food; about 25% of it would end up in her mouth and the rest of it would be on me or her. Lol

Well 3 days ago we started her on sweet potatoes. Boy does she love them!!!   And so does her face apparently:
And just for the record, this is from when Fred was feeding her ;-)

Tuesday, August 17

I want some!!!

I don't know about you all, but I could really go for one or two or five three of these right now!!

Thanks to Rachel at Cupcakes Take The Cake, I will dreaming of these while I eat my ham sandwich for lunch.   Mmmmmmm

Now she is not responsible for this chocolate and cherry cordial bliss.  She is simply passing on the yummy goodness for this savvy cupcake company. WHOM.BY.THE.WAY ships by the dozen.....in Australia :-(  I wonder if they would make an exception for me? HHHMMMMM???  {The wheels are turning}

Monday, August 16

Monday Funday

Between yard-saling and being sick over the weekend, there wasn't a lot of time to have much fun.  We did have a good friend over for dinner Sat. night.  Its been a while since we've seen him and it was nice just sitting back and chilling out.

I had a yard sale on Sat. for a few hours.  I can't complain; I made just over $70.  Not too bad, right?  Well its gone already.  Yup, I ended up using it all when I went food shopping.  I didn't need it for food shopping, it was just nice not to have to spend $$$ out of the bank acct. for once. 

I was supposed to yard sale on Sunday too, but late Sat. night I started to no feel so well.  I ended up sleeping until 11:30am on Sunday.  That afternoon I also took a 3 hour nap.  I'm feeling a little better today, but still not 100%.   :(

I need to get moving and start getting ready for work.  Hope everyone has a Monday Funday!!

Saturday, August 14

Clowning Around

Yesterday Alexi and JoJo dressed up like clowns for school.  It was circus week.

Itsy's been doing her own clowning around.  She loves to play in the dryer when I'm doing laundry.

Tuesday, August 10

Short on time, but not on pictures

I don't have a ton of time to bloggity blog, but I do have some new pics to post.
Alexi started tumbling class and loves it!

Alexi and her cousin JoJo started school this week.

New beginnings for all!!

Sunday, August 8

Double The Crack

Do you see doubles?  I do......everyday.  I have had a personal crackberry blackberry for well over a year (on the right).  I now have one for work (on the left).  What in the world am I going to do with all this crack I am carrying!?!?!  Lol

I know what that is....do you?

Does anyone else see that? 

All my life I thought I was the only one. At times I seriously thought I was crazy and literally questioned my thoughts, my feelings and my memories. 

Although I've kinda been preparing myself for its arrival, part of me really thought it would never come.  Don't get me wrong, there is a part of me that hoped I imagined all of this and it was a great big wacky, strange and demented dream.

I was wrong!!

At a time when people should be laughing, celebrating, giving and receiving......I had an unexpected guest.  Others may call it a Pil, Slon or Olifant......I call it an Elephant and its been standing in the corner of the room quietly awaiting its announcement for the last few months. 

At least it was.....

Last weekend I worked up the nerve to do what seems like what nobody else was going to do.....I pointed out the elephant. I also made it clear that it was not going anywhere until it was addressed. 

It was a shock.            I knew it would be. 
It was uncomfortable.  I knew it would be. 
It was calm.                 I was surprised.

What happens now?  I'm not sure.  I do know that the elephant is still in the room and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  At least not until everyone who's supposed to see him sees him.  When do I think that will happen?  I'm scared to find out.....

Saturday, August 7

Decluttering

The last couple of weeks I have been trying to declutter my house.  Seriously.....I have a ton of things that I am going to be selling in a yardsale next weekend. I can't believe that I have all of this stuff.  That's right......all it is is STUFF.  Meaningless, money-wasting, space-taking STUFF and I don't want it anymore!!!  I think that this is going to be my biggest yardsale ever.  I'm debating on whether or not I'm to put an ad in the paper.  I usually do better when I do, which makes it worth paying the $20 for it.
Hmmmmm?!?!?!  We will see.

The reason for the decluttering other than the pure fact that I just need to? 

Them:
I've decided to share some of my space with my sissy and nephew.  My little sissy decided to make a fresh start for herself and her son and I am happy to help her out. 
I am so proud of her!!

Thursday, July 29

God in the Thunderstorm

Tonight we had a really bad thunder and lightening storm.  Here is the result of it:
 
(This is my house and our tree was hit by lightening)

Somehow there is structural damage to our home.  The wood beams and cedar paneling in my upstairs has shifted.  We get to look forward to some new home repairs....

THE IRONY....

Every night before putting Alexi to bed, we read a passage from Psalms.  We don't choose one randomly...we started from Psalm 1 and have continued on; one a night.  Well tonight this one was next:

Psalm 29 God in the Thunderstorm

Praise the Lord, you Angels;
praise the Lord's glory and power.
Praise the Lord for the glory of his name;
worship the Lord because he is holy.

The lord's voice is heard over the sea.
The glorious God thunders;
the Lord thunders over the ocean.
The Lord's voice is powerful;
the Lord's voice is majestic.
The Lord's voice breaks the trees;
The Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes the land of Lebanon dance like a calf
and Mount Hermon jump like a baby bull.
The Lord's voice makes the lightning flash.
The Lord's voice shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The Lord's voice shakes the oaks
and strips the leaves off the trees.
In his Temple everyone says, "Glory to God!"
The Lord controls the flood.
The Lord will be King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
The Lord blesses his people with peace.

I have a lot to pray about. I want to figure out what all this means bc I truly believe God is telling us something.....

Tuesday, July 27

Say Cheese!!

Guess who just lost her first tooth and couldn't be happier?!?!?!

Alexi did and she is so happy!  She says she is officially a Big Girl!!

Wednesday, July 21

Change, Change, Change

And I don't mean the kind in my pocket....

As I stated a few blogs ago, I know I can't always control the changes that go on around me, but I can make some changes that are better for me.  I wanted to update ya'll on some changes that are currently going on in my world.
  1. I was contemplating changing the layout of my blog. Well if you haven't noticed already, at the top left corner of my blog from TheCutestBlogsOnTheBlock states that my layout will be deleted on July 23rd.  Sooooooooo I have no choice to go ahead and get a move on that change. (Thanks TCBOTB for giving me a kick in the ol'you know what to get started on this)
  2. I am changing positions within the company I work for.  I am currently the Office Manager, but the last couple of months I have been dabbling in the Marketing aspect and falling in love with it.  Our current Marketer is stepping down at the end of the month due to school overload, so I am moving on over.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not giving up the office work completely...I will be overseeing a new assistant that I am bringing in.  I get the best of both worlds and love it.
  3. I am getting a couple more roommates.  I am not going to discuss details at this time, but I am helping someone that I love and know would help me if the circumstances were reversed.  I'm happy about these roommates and when I tell Alexi, she is going to be even happier ;-)
  4. I am changing my hair.  Not drastically, but I have been growing it out longer and its starting to grow on me.....no pun intended!  Lol
  5. I am changing my attitude.  I am being firmer with things that don't matter so much and more compassionate about the things that do matter.
I intend on making more changes and will keep ya'll up to speed.

Monday, July 19

People Should Stop...

Last Thursday driving home from work I was listening to this radio station.  (Yes, depending on the kind of mood I am in, I listen to all kinds of music; from Rock to Hip-Hop to Christian to Jazz to alternative; I listen to it all.) Well DJ Anna comes up with a different topic of discussion every night and last Thursday's topic was "People Should Stop-_______" and you fill in the blank. Here are some of the callers answers:
  • People Should Stop-giving their 2cents when clearly is was not asked for
  • People Should Stop-the government from making stupid decisions
  • People Should Stop-driving like idiots
I got to thinking about this over the weekend and I have come up with some of my own answers:
  • People Should Stop-slamming on their brakes when no one is in front of them
  • People Should Stop-living beyond their means then crying poor me
  • People Should Stop-calling my house and asking me if I want to do a survey
  • People Should Stop-acting like they are better than everyone else
  • People Should Stop-thinking the world revolves around them
  • People Should Stop-wearing flip-flops with socks (It's summertime people!!...the whole reason for wearing flip-flops is to cool off the piggies.  If your gonna wear socks, you might as well put on a pair of sneaks)
  • People Should Stop-thinking I care when I really don't
  • People Should Stop-thinking life is a one way street
  • People Should Stop-being so lazy
  • People Should Stop-thinking my friendship is like a revolving door where you can easily come in and out of
  • People Should Stop-letting their kids run around the neighborhood streets in high traffic areas un-supervised
  • People Should Stop-fake tanning to the point their skin looks like rubber
  • People Should Stop-letting everyone else raise their kids while they still act like kids themselves
  • People Should Stop-wearing their pants so tight that I can see the flowers on their underwear
  • People Should Stop-wearing opened toed shoes without a pedi. (I am tired of seeing un-painted toenails that are longer than the edge of the shoe)
  • People Should Stop-making babies they can't afford
  • People Should Stop-pretending
  • People Should Stop-thinking that all my blogs are about them

Sunday, July 18

Meet Itsy

Itsy is our newest addition. 
Alexi has been asking for a dog for quite some time.  We've decided we are just not ready for a dog yet....we barely have enough time to take care of ourselves, let-a-long a dog. 
We decided to adopt a kitten instead.
She puts up with Alexi chasing after her and picking her up.
Alexi wanted to name her Itsy Bitsy Spider...we settled for Itsy.
She fits in just purfect!!

Thursday, July 15

Seeing Double

I love it when I find deals on matching outfits for the girls.  I found these at 50% off!   


These I picked up for a friends baby shower I went to last Sunday.  She has a little boy and another on the
way.
Love It!!!!

Sunday, July 11

Pink Lemonade Fun

Got Pink Lemonade cupcakes?  I do....and so will Fred's employees, my co-workers and Alexi's little friends.  I came across a yummy recipe from this bloggy friend and I thought it would be fun to make them (there are cute 4th of July cupcakes too, but scroll to the bottom for the pink lemonade recipe).

Now keeping in mind I am a mom of two with little time, I opted for the box mix and added the lemon zest and lemonade concentrate.  Still YUMMY!!  I also made minni cupcakes instead of regular size (its better for my waistline ;-) ).

They are just tooo cute for words....you add a little fruit candy and a straw and Walla, you have a pink lemonade!!!

Thoughts for the day...

I might not be the most beautiful person or have the perfect body... I

might not be the 1st choice but I am a GREAT choice... I don't pretend

to be someone else because I am too good at being ME... I might not be

proud of some of the things I've done but I am proud of who I am

...today...Take me as I am, or watch me as I go!"....
 
 
{I can't take credit for this, I stole it from my friends Facebook comment and it totally goes with what I am feeling right now!! Thanks Melissa!!  See you in two weeks ;-)}

Speechless.....Or Not!!

Tonight I have been sitting here catching up reading some blogs and offering up my 2 cents and I can honestly say I am having a writers block.  Seriously, I really don't have anything to talk/complain/dish/gossip/gloat about right now.

*ahem*

I should say there are a couple things I'd like to lay-out, but unfortunately I can't.  One of them I kinda discussed in a previous blog.  Well the time is coming....as.a.matter.of.fact....it will be Tuesday!  I will update you all when I'm allowed to officially "say things out loud".  As far as emotions, no matter what the outcome, I'm not sure if I'm going to be happy or cry.

*sigh*

As far as another issue I have been putting off dealing with, well I think things are about to hit the fan and to be honest, again I am not sure if I'm going to be happy or cry.

I just want a normal life.  Whatever that is, I just want stability/happiness/love/security/honesty/loyalty to exist in my little world.  Yes, I said it....my.little.world.  I don't put myself on a pedestal and I don't expect things to revolve around me and what I do, but I do have a little world that my family and I live in and need to survive in.  Is that too much to ask for?  Sometimes I think it is.....and it stinks!

*sigh* again

I think its time to make some changes.  I figure if changes occur in my life bc of the action of others, than you know what?!?!, changes are going to start happening bc of actions I make!!

Here's to some new changes!!!

Saturday, July 10

Wow! Two giveaways in a row!

You heard it right , Jaimie over at Fried Pink Tomatoes is doing it again. As if one bloggy giveaway wasn't enough, she has a second one going on and it.is.right.up.my.alley!! How awesome is that!!!!!

She has teamed up with this lovely gal over at MyWoobyandMe. She makes all kinds of baby lovelies like blankies, woobies, bibs, etc. Love it!

Well of course I had to enter and if I win I will be choosing one of these (I can't seem to make up my mind bc I love them both):
One of the questions I had to answer to win was...."who would you give this to?" Umm, I totally said ME. :0) These would so be perfect for my little Emma, don't ya think?
Wish me luck!!

Monday, July 5

Some giveaway fun!!

So this pretty cool gal here is having her first BLOG GIVEAWAY!! I am excited bc its been awhile since I have participated in a giveaway.

Now what is she giving away? We get an opportunity to choose an item from HipHopHippos. How sweet is that!!

If I win, I think I will be choosing this lovely item:
I think I would have both of the girls names put on it. How cute!! If any of you fellow bloggers are interested in an opportunity in winning this or any of the other cute pieces that are made by Sara at HipHopHippos, then head on over to and visit Jaime at the Fried Pink Tomato!

Love it!!

My latest addictions

I don't know about any of you fellow facebookers, but I have never been one to get caught up in any of those FB farms or any other games they offer. I don't know, I barely have enough time to live my real life, let alone a fake one. I'm just sayin. Now I have in fact become addicted to playing Family Feud on FB. Every chance I get to help someone win fast money...umm yeah, I am all over it!! Now I don't go as far as buying extra games, that's just crazy! But I do play my 2 free games each day. LOVE IT!!!

Granny Smith apples and peanut butter. Mmmmm that has been my favorite snack lately. I'm averaging at least one apple a day. I have one of these that helps me cut up my apple and then I dip them in this. Yuuuummy (I actually just finished one). LOVE IT!!!

Now I have tons of lotions, creams, body washes, lip balms and even candles from Bath & Body Work. I'm sure you all do too! But let me ask you, do you have these? I was given these as a gift after having Emma from my sis from another mis Liz (my brothers ex-wife, LOVE THAT GIRL!). Anywho, I just started using them about a month ago when I ran out of my Eucerin lotion. Hellllloooo, where have these been all my life!!! I'll be honest, my fave is the lay it on thick intense moisture body cream with Shea butter. I can put this cream on in the morning and my legs are still soft and smooth when I go to bed. The best feeling is putting some on after an evening bath and waking up the next morning with soft skin. LOVE IT!!!

What are some of your latest addictions?

More 4th of July pics of the girls




Sunday, July 4

Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America

(Photos compliment of my neighbors firework display we got to view last night without having to leave our house)

Saturday, July 3

Who's That Girl!!

The more and more we look at Emma, we ask ourselves "Who's that little girl?". She has a special look all of her own.

When Alexi was born, she had a head full of jet black curly hair and hazel eyes. If you had put a goatee on her, she would have been a spitting image of Fred....no lye!

Now Emma on the other hand is quite the opposite. When she was born, she was practically bald with blue eyes. We even joked if we had brought the wrong baby home. Lol! As her hair is filling in, its becoming more strawberry and those baby blues?.....the pediatrician said most likely they are not going anywhere. She looks nothing like Fred or myself. We both have brown hair and hazel eyes. If you put her next to Alexi, she resembles Alexi's current look, just minus the hazel eyes.

So..........who is that girl????

Well she is our litle princess with a look all her own, That's who she is and we love her!!!

Friday, July 2

Princss II Fun!!

Emma the princess.....




Just tooooooo cute!!!