Sunday, August 21, 2011

We've got a tree down!!!

I woke up this morning to find this. . . . .

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Our gigantic tree that shaded most of our back yard was on the ground! Guess we're gonna need to borrow a truck and chainsaw from someone. And now, I know exactly what I'll be doing while the kids are at school on Monday. . . . .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Got it

Well, I got the job, I had an interview on Monday. Which was followed immediately by a second interview and a job offer on the spot (about an hour after I got there). Providing I pass the background check and the drug test (which I'm losing sleep over, hee hee) I'll be working next week. The pay isn't awesome but the schedule works for me, I'll be working three nights a week (part time) so that will help with the bills. My calendar is filling up for September and October shows for Pampered Chef so it'll be a busy month! But, I'm hoping between the two jobs I'll be able to bring in about $2000/mo extra which will help tremendously. Even if I only do this through Christmas it ought to help a ton. I've been working with the kids and Sushiboy on teaching them how to take care of things around here because I'm gonna need some help. But, here we go. Off on a long, hard journey that will hopefully end with us doing much much better financially.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A day of tough decisions

So, things have been tight around the Sushiboy household for about the last year and a half. Just when we start to think things might be getting a little better, something happens to send us right back to drowning. I have been making my Pampered Chef work but it just isn't enough. So, after a very late night last night of trying to figure out (again) how we are going to make it I made a very difficult decision. I applied for a job at Wallyworld. I want a graveyard shift. Something that I can do that will still allow me to do shows for Pampered Chef and be available for my family. Two of my kids will be in school all day this year so that helps. I'll get home from work, get kids to school and head to bed while they're at school. Hopefully I won't have to do this for long. If I can be bringing in $ with PC and $ from Wallyworld I should be able to have us mostly out of debt within about a year, perhaps sooner. I have no doubts that this will be extremely difficult but I honestly don't know what else to do. We need more money. So, here I go, stretching myself even more thin. sigh. I applied today, wish me luck.

Monday, August 1, 2011


We got a guinea pig a little while back. It was never healthy, it died after we had it a couple of months so we got a new guinea pig. We had decided on her when the family we were getting her from thought they better check the sex (we thought we were getting a boy) they checked the sex and sure enough, it was a girl and it was fat and it had been in with all the other guinea pigs so we took the guinea pig "at our own risk". Ha ha, yep, she kept getting fatter and fatter and this last weekend while we were at my family reunion she finally had her babies! Three survived and the runt died. They are so cute! Did you know guinea pigs are born with their eyes open and with fur and teeth? They start eating regular food a few hours after they are born. They are basically just tiny miniaturized guinea pigs. Here are some pics, so fun! By the way, does anyone want a guinea pig in 6 weeks?

Monday, July 25, 2011

New fall products

Well, the new fall products for Pampered Chef arrived the other day. Holy cow! I got $1164 of new products! It was amazing. I put them up on my couch, it took me about a week to figure out what to do with all of them. I finally got the 4 HUGE boxes put away in my cupboards and the boxes themselves out to the recycling pile outside my door, which now looks very much like white trash live here. I need to make a trip to the paper recycling center tomorrow. But on the bright side, it came on a day that all of us needed a little pick me up. Here are some of the pictures of the day. My favorite is probably the one of all the kids digging into the boxes. Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE what I do?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Garden Plenty

Well, my garden is finally growing, I have about 10 small green tomatoes growing and I decided to try to grow tomatillos and they are growing! yeah! This morning I picked my raspberries and found some summer squash and zucchini! yeah! Last year I had a horrid garden, didn't even get zucchini. That is a bad year in the garden. Around here there is a joke that you need to lock your doors when you go to church, not because you're afraid someone might take something but because you're afraid you may end up with a car full of zucchini when you get out of church. hee hee. Looks like my neighbors may need to lock their doors this year. :) Just for fun I threw in a couple pictures of Cakes who lost her first tooth about a month back and Tank who was being very silly.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Do you ever look at your spouse and think "whew, he may not be perfect, but I am sure glad he is who he is!" Yep, had yet another one of those moments the other day. Sushi (and myself) have our fair share of faults, but, he is overall so wonderful I'll take a few faults as long as he'll take a few of my faults. What a lucky woman I am to have such a wonderful husband who provides for our family, thinks I am wonderful, and is a great father to our children.