Thursday, February 28, 2013

Every day lifa at my house!

          As a mother, you never know what the day will bring. Our schedules change with the direction of the wind. Today's schedule for me was to get the kids off to school, then get to town. I needed to get my oil changed, tires rotated, inspected, and renew my tags. I also had to get an under-armor shirt for my son to wear for the baseball game today. Pick him up a BLT sub from subway and have all of this done and get back up the mountain before 12. I had a pretty good schedule planned! Keyword: PLANNED!!
          I get to school with my sons sub and find out the game has been cancelled! And by this time, his 30 min. lunch break is about 4 minutes from ending. I'd already decided to surprise him and my older son by taking him out of school early to go watch his brother play his first game. Again, this was a surprise to them both. It's a 2 hr. drive from here for the away game. They cancelled the game due to snow and ice.  So, I decided to just bring him home for lunch and some rest.  Then, my oldest sees me and asked if he could come home too! So we are here this afternoon, resting.
         I now have to go back to town, 30 miles one way, to get groceries and medicine for the boys. Which I could of done while I was there, but it's gonna be a great afternoon spent with my boys!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baseball Season

Spring is my favorite season for sure, with all of the buds popping through the ground, birds singing and eating out of the bird feeders. It's just a miracle to see how things grow and come back to life after such harsh winters.  I live in the mountains of NC and the weather here is different from what I'm use to. During the winter (cold) months, I usually won't go outside unless it's to gather another arm full of firewood for our stove.

Baseball is another reason I love this time of year as well. My youngest son, Trenton, started playing on a rec team last yr. He was in 6th grade and had never been on a team before. He asked me this year if he could play again.....I thought he would because he loved it so much. So of course, he is on a team this year, but it's the school team.

Trenton, listened to the coach's last year and took their direction to heart. After just a few games last year, they tried Trenton on first base. He is a lefty, so they wanted to try him in that position.  He was there from that point forward!! As a Mom, I enjoyed watching the sport, being a team Mom was great as well. Our entire family got so use to games twice a week and practice. We would even have private practices and most of the kids would show up to practice as well.

There first game is tomorrow. It's an away game, and the boys will be leaving school around 12:30. We got uniforms yesterday and he is lucky # 7!! He is so excited, and so am I. I wish them the best of luck tomorrow, and hope they have a great time! It won't be long before I'm sitting in my collapsible chair, sipping on a diet pepsi, and cheering on our team. Good luck to them all.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Loving Spring Weather.

This time of year, I love to start messing with all of my house plants, mostly angel plants. They seem to work well with plant dummies like myself. LOL. I take alot of the long stems coming off the plants, break them right above a notch and place the pieces in a clear jar with water.

I let them sit in my window seals and wait for them to root. One of my best friends has helped me with this process by breaking off pieces of her "mother" plant and rooting them in this way for me. We now live hours away from one another but she can answer my questions over the phone and keep me on track.

My pieces have been sitting for a week now, and starting to root. I had a couple of containers get cloudy looking, but I simply dump the jar and rinse all of the plants off, put them back into the water filled container and wait.........

I will try to figure out how to post some pictures of my containers, once I figure that out.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Learning to blog

I'm a mother and wife. I'm a seasonal worker and have decided to try to do some sweepstakes and learn how to coupon. As we, my family and I, try to save more money in these tight financial times. Please be patient as we learn how this all works. Thanks in advance!