Hope you all had a lovely Cinco De Mayo! My hubby thought it’d be funny to put the mayonnaise in the sink to celebrate the day! Yes, I know – he is rather strange.
We had homemade chicken enchiladas for dinner! I’ll have to post the recipe cause they were yummy!!
I got some cool shots of the super moon on Saturday!
Cory got a hitch, ball, and pen at the Swap Meet today for five dollars! It fit his truck perfectly!! Yeahhh! : )
We went to Alicia’s fourth Bday Part up at his Aunt’s house! It was fun times!!
I have decided that I am king of tired of doing my Coke & Love Series. It’s not that I don’t like doing it. I’m just tired of doing it. Shouldn’t I be updating everyday about my not so exciting life for you all to read instead of once a week with a “weekly” not so popular series? I think so. It’s how it used to be and people seemed to like the out there, in your face, not so edited version of ME and well I kind of liked that too. So maybe we should get back to business. Let’s get back to me being here for “your entertainment” purposes (yes I am STILL in love with Adam Lambert) because let’s face it my blog lately has been kind of boring and if I EVER EVER want to be ANYTHING like the amazing Bloggess then I need a not-so-boring blog that only posts “weekly” series and yada yada yada boring boring boring.
So with that said (yes I really do envision the day when my blog hits 1-2 million viewers and not because I write tutorials or boring crap either but because I write controversy and maybe even throw a little bit of sex advice in every once in a while – we can’t all forget the “sex column” that got Kelly and I pretty much thrown out of Rainbow River Pride which started the Havasu LGBT group in the first place – now can we?) here is the weekly (try not to make it so boring) recap of my week thus far (I mean technically it’s NOT over yet).
Friday (yes I have decided to go ALL the way back to Friday!) $180 was spent on two tires for the boat trailer. We spent $180 for two tires to be able to get the boat from Shawna’s place to our place which is probably less than five miles. But all in all – it was SOOOOO worth it! I know I haven’t seemed as excited as I should lately about the purchase of our boat, but I am truly happy about it! My mood lately mainly is because all I have seemed to be doing lately is sitting here bitching, moaning and groaning about money. In fact, I spent the ENTIRE weekend sad and depressed because I looked at our budget and thought we didn’t have enough $$ for the bills. Well turns out the excel spreadsheet we use to do our budget had a formula wrong in it somewhere between this month and October’s budget. I re-did the ENTIRE budget on Monday and turns out we’ll be okay. See the problem lies in the fact that in July we have to start paying for Cory’s insurance. I know the damn state of Arizona decided NOT to pay for insurance for people who don’t have children! Damn stupid state of Arizona … damn … oh wait! That was the Republicans who did that huh? Hehe! Oh never mind – either way – point being we now have to pay for it which is fine! We have the money! Anyway, so I may have been sad, depressed and mopping all weekend over a stupid formula that wasn’t even correct to begin with! I hope no one took it personal!
Anyway I am kind of bummed we don’t have the $$ to fix the boat up this summer, but whatever! We have a boat and by next summer – even if I have to sell my right arm (wouldn’t sell my leg because then I couldn’t get INTO the boat) – we will be out there on the lake, getting a sun tan, drinking some beer (well not me – I’ll stick to Diet Mt. Dew or Ice Tea), and driving all over this lake! You know I have lived in Lake Havasu since I was 9 (except for those three years I was in Tucson but I do try to forget those times) and I have NEVER really truly toured the lake. So next summer – I’m going to add that to my “to do” list.
So anyway – we got the boat! We spent Saturday SOMEWHAT cleaning it!! SOMEWHAT! I mean there is a LOT that needs to be done. Like the boat needs deep cleaned, new carpet and in my opinion a new paint job but we got it wet is the point.
Sunday – let’s not discuss Sunday.
Monday I went back to work!! After TWO WHOLE DAYS OFF, back to work I went. Now don’t expect me to write too much about work on this here blog. 1) I don’t want the pleasure of being mentioned in Mohave County Folks facebook page. Those damn right wing nut jobs are what give the Republicans a bad name and the County too and 2) I honestly on some days really have nothing to report.
Tuesday … what happened on Tuesday? Hmmm …. I supposed not much seeing that I can’t even remember Tuesday and it’s ONLY Thursday.
Wednesday – ah Cory decided to bring home a BIG HUGE ASS crate (and when I say crate I mean crate) of strawberries and tomatoes. Okay we ended up throwing half the strawberries away (now mind you these crates were free! We didn’t pay for them) because they were bad but what in the world am I to do with a huge ass crate of tomatoes! I DON’T EVEN LIKE TOMATOES!!! Oya! But whatever – I supposed I can make pasta sauce with them.
Today I went down to the Nautical to take pics of the boss and got a very educational update on the Horizon Six Flood Project. It’s actually very interesting! I never realized Havasu was sitting right under a water basin like that! Crazy!
Anyway so lots planned for the month of May! This weekend is Cinco De Mayo and I am making homemade chicken enchiladas. Next weekend is not only Terry’s Bday Party but Mother’s Day! The following weekend is our Housewarming Party and then of course Memorial Day Weekend in which I am trying to talk the parents and husband into going to the Hoover Damn. We shall see about that.
Anyway – see wasn’t this SO much more fun than boring old Coke and Love! I think so! However I do think the post needed more pictures and maybe even a video or two added in. Hmmm! Oh well – there is ALWAYS next time!
Love you all bunches!!
Ps – I am ONLY like 999,999,980 views away from my 1-2 million mark! : )
Here’s my monthly recap for April 2012!
Let’s take a moment to go over my 2012 Goal List & see what I did or did not accomplish
My 12 in 2012 goal list :
Complete the 365 (366 technically cause 2012 is a leap year) Project by posting once a day on my blog Okay I may have missed a day or two but for the most part I have been keeping up with posting (or trying too) at least once a day!
- Finish Affair of the Mind Part 1 ! Am I ever going to finish it? I have 8 more months to go … right? : ) It’ll happen!
Read 12 books in 2012 I read 2 books this month! Go me!! I read SocialPunk and Divergent which were both awesome books!
- Go vacation in a state I haven’t ever vacationed in before Still a work in progress … looking very doubtful this will happen this year.
- Lose at least 5lbs (10 is actually what I would prefer to lose but I am trying to keep this reasonable) by summer Well … I’m not doing a real good job on this goal! But I did start an exercise routine during the week. AM workouts Monday, Wednesday and Friday and night walks Tuesday and Thursday.
Finally launch my web design business site & get the business fully up and running The site isn’t FULLY up and running (still have the story section to do) but the web design part is!!
Create 12 of my own unique food recipes I made my special Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf!! Yumm! It’s the first time making it and my first attempt at actually having meat loaf come out looking like a loaf! Ahh! Anyway 4 down and 8 more recipes to go!
Enroll in some sort of continuing education by 2013, wither it be graduate school or another B.S. program I finished my FASFA and applied for MCC’s Webdesign Program!
Build up our savings account to at least have $1500 in it by year end We had $450 left over at the end of the month! Granted it’s roll over for this months expenses but still … !! We’re getting there!
Interact more with the blogging community I try to comment on blogs more! I am slowly getting there! : )
I finally have more red marks then not! Yeahhh! Looks like April was a productive month!
April 2012 In Review
Overall April was one BUSY month!! It was fun though and looking back I must say I am very greatful for the people in my life who help out during hard times, to friends who are always there, to family who loves you no matter what, and to Shawna and Gary for being awesome people and letting us buy their boat! I <3 you all!
January 2012 Review can be read here!
February 2012 Review can be read here!
March 2012 Review can be read here!
Well maybe I should write what was accomplished this weekend. I mean the entire weekend wasn’t a failure.
Friday – we got new tires for our boat trailer and brought our new boat home
. We ate dinner at Taco Bell and came home and watched some TV.
Saturday – got some coffee from coffee bean!! Yum!! Then I went and got some signatures as my duty as a PC not that I ever go to the meetings but u get the point –
didn’t get as many as i wanted but there is always this weekend.
Cory and I cleaned the boat –
still needs a better wash but good for the moment.
Sunday we got up and went to the swap meet. I got a pretty bamboo plant with a turtle pot
and Cory got a five dollar coffee table for outside
and some parts for the boat. We went and got some pork chops and meat at Food City then came home and rested. We both were tired and feeling crapy.
Oh and I almost forgot we sold those two left over tires on Craig’s List this weekend for $75!!
We also got a free movie rental via VoDu and watched We Bought A Zoo!! Cute movie! Great for the family!! Totally recommend it!
So all in all – the weekend wasn’t so bad after all.
Well we got the tires and brought our new boat home yesterday!!!
Still have a lot of work to do to get it water bound but we’re slowing getting there!!
It’s Coke & Love time again. It’s based off of Wine and Love hosted by Nora! But because I really don’t like wine – I am calling it “Coke & Love” because I am addicted to Diet Coke. It’s where you share your weekly wines (or beer, liquor, soda- whatever your beverage preference is) and then your loves since last Thursday.
If you want to participate in Wine and Love (or whatever else you feel like calling it) you can link up to the series on Nora’s site.
Things Making Me Reach For My Bottle of Diet Coke …
Still lacking in motivation but Cory found this push up thing (I don’t know it helps you do push ups. I’ll have to snap a pic of it) that I wanna try to help me do push ups! I’ll get there soon! I know it’s no excuse but I’m still adjusting to the move or at least that’s what I keep telling myself Haha! But no seriously, I’ll get my motivation back somehow!
The weird weather continued this week, but I do think it is done now! In the triple digits this weekend! So happy! I <3 summer weather! But it’s just been so weird lately. Like one day we have our heat on and the next our air. Craziness!
Things That I’m Loving This Week …
Cory’s Mom was with us this past weekend recovering from being sick. Cory and I went to the store and got steaks to cook out on the grill! Ya know I never liked steaks or potatoes before until Cory. Now I do! He doesn’t get them too burnt and twice baked potatoes are my favorite!! Still not a big fan of regular boring old baked potato but I LOVE twice baked! Yum!
So speaking of grilling – we went to my parents last night for dinner (Mem cooked fish, potatoes, and green beans) and Idol and my parents gave us our House Warming gift early. They got us a new grill! We are all excitied! We’re going to break it in tomorrow night with Grilled Chicken! Yum!!! I’ve never owned my own grill before (well I have a George Foremen but that doesn’t count).
So Cory has been pretty handy around the house lately. He made us a plant shelf for the window in our kitchen. I <3 it!
Oh and how could I almost forget – Cory and I are purchasing a boat from Shawna! We got to fix it up a bit and get some parts for it, but still! It’s our FIRST BOAT! We are so excited!
Oh and Grandma told us the other day she is getting us In Door/Out Door Carpet for our HUGE patio! Ehhhh! So excited for that too!
Ahhh … looking back – this was a rather good week!
Oh one last thing – I FINISHED MY WEBSITE LAYOUT! So if you are reading this through a reader take a moment to check it out and tell me what you think! http://sarahahall.com
What are your wines and loves of the week?
So today we got a boat!! Our VERY first boat!! I’m so excited! Cory has wanted a boat or some sort of water toy for over a year now and we finally found one. Needs some work before we can put it in the water, but still! : ) We need to find two used tires for the trailer so we can move the boat from Shawna’s to our place. So if anyone has any used 195-75-R14′s they aren’t using – let me know! Hehe! Anyway I ran into Shawna at Food City last week and she was talking about how she had all this stuff for sale and I just happened to ask if she had a boat for sale, and she did!! She sent me a pic, talked to Gary and today Cory and I went over there and looked at it. Now granted it does need some work done to it. Like two new tires for the trailer, a fuel pump and probably a little paint job but beyond that – it’s a great deal! We’re paying $500 for it and then we’ll have to fix it up. But either way – it’s the perfect boat for our first boat. I’m excited! Can’t wait! Doubt we’ll be able to afford to fix what needs to be fixed by summer. I get extra money in August so in August we’ll be able to fix what all needs to be done and maybe if we’re lucky have it in the water by the end of August (it’s still technically summer then right?). But either way – we’ll for sure be out on that lake next summer in it. Hehe! We’re excited! Here’s a picture of it:
We’re going to call it “Bumble Bee” cause well it’s the color of a bumble bee!
Thanks to Shawna and Gary for selling us their boat! Once we get it all fixed up – we’re going to have some fun times out on the lake!