Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Propane please...I am not stupid!!!

Out in the country we don't have the ability to have natural gas. We get to use a propane tank.
Well, the last six months I have known that our propane gage has been wrong. I tried to tell them the last time I filled up, but the guy just would not believe me.
So, finally I had had it. I knew that this company would give me a hard time about my dilemma. SO, I dialed the phone number with a plan in mind. I can't explain to you how I know the gage is wrong, JUST BELIEVE ME.
Anyway, today I called, the lady I visited with didn't want to believe me. SO, I said, "If you guys aren't worried about it then I guess I won't be either. But I want my gage to be right so I can know the exact amount I have." She sent someone out not wanting to argue with me anymore.
The guy comes out trying to tell me that nothing is wrong with the propane tank my levels are fine. I tell him again, "I know the propane tank is fine but my gage is wrong". He finally believes me "I THINK". Just got a phone call from the guy today. I will be getting a new propane tank tomorrow with a gage that will work!!!! Finally!!!!
I am not a push over anymore. I WILL stick up for myself. and I love doing it. I am not rude and I don't yell, but I don't give up. Especially when I know I am right.
Just wanted to vent and write out this paragraph of my life. Have a great day and don't forget to stick up for yourself.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sucker and Happy Birthday!!

First, SUCKER, Yes I am a sucker for kittens. Last week we got two new kittens. My friend was needing a home for some kittens. I told her if they are males then I will take two.
So, unfortunately, she had two males left. They are really cute and my kids love them. I have repeated many times, "Take the kittens outside", "They are outside cats". I am not doing a litter box...NO WAY!!!
jjjjjjjjja (Four year old son helping me type)
Yesterday, my second daughter turned eight years old. It was her turn this year to have a friend birthday party. So, after finding birthday invitations at the D.I. for .50 cents we took around invitations to her friends. (We had to keep this birthday simple & Cheap)
My budget was $100. For $100 I was able to buy her 4 gifts and buy the accessories I needed to pull off her party.
Can't forget the presents...She doesn't look excited at all.
After the games we did the blow out of the candles. I made cupcakes for her party.
After we sang and blew out the candles we played a game of "cake walk". When the number they stood on was called out they could go get their cup cake and eat it. They had fun doing this game also.
This game was a big hit...Bobbing for apples. Had everything at home to use for this game.
After the party almost everyone went back to play with this game.
This game was ring toss using left over soda bottles and diving rings.
I learned a valuable lesson doing this party...It isn't how much you spend on a party, it is the memory you are creating and the fun you can have by making it simple. Simple is good.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kids are great!!

A few days ago I was sitting next to my four year old son. He is so cute. We were sitting by each other and he just happened to say, "Heavenly Father will never leave us alone". Just out of the blue, it was perfect and what I needed to hear that day. I love that he learned that somehow. I would like to take the credit on that one, but he has good Sunbeam teachers too.
None the less, he understands at an early age that our Heavenly Father will never leave us alone.
What an amazing thing to know. I can't imagine doing anything without my Heavenly Father.
Kids are great!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can I just say...

Well, I was going to write a post to complain and ask your opinion on my dilemma, but then I realized that I shouldn't do that. So, I will write a post about nothing. Nothing at all.
Life is still going and we are still being blessed. I am so amazed at how the Lord is so aware of everything we need in life.
My husband and I left our home in AZ two years ago when I relocated to Utah and my poor husband had to follow. Since we have left our home we have been blessed to have amazing renters in our home that have taken care of it and paid every month on time.
Now that my husband has lost his job we can no longer make the house payments. So, we got a friend to be our realtor. This has been a long process, but we finally got our house on the market.
It was put on the market last Wednesday, had two walk throughs and two offers by that same Saturday. This is unreal for Arizona. The market is so bad there. The value of homes in AZ have dropped in price as much as $50,000. Our home was bought seven years ago for $107,000 and we listed the home for $69,000. If you need a home in AZ now is the time to buy.
Anyway, we are hoping our realtor can negotiate well with the bank and settle with a short sale.
This is ideal for us and the bank. The Lord's hand has been with our AZ home. This has been one part of my life that I let go of and handed it over to the Lord. I knew I couldn't do, but I knew the Lord could. Look what He has done. So AMAZING!! God is good!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not JUST a Mom!!

I am NOT just a Mom. I am a Mom that is ready to stand up for what I believe is right for this country. I was watching Glenn Beck tonight, he has had moms on his show trying to make a difference in their communities and wanting to help shape America. On his program a mom started a website titled As A Mom. I am passing on this information.
As a Latter Day Saint woman, I know the power of a mom. A mom is what holds together a home and family. So why can't we help with America. It is time I get involved with knowing what is going on and being part of even my community. I have started in a small way by being on the PTA Board, which I didn't realize how time consuming it is, but I need to be out there knowing what my children are facing. So, I will get off my soap box and share the website that I learned about tonight. Life is Good!!