If I could be anything in the world & Weekend Shenanigans

Monday, July 22, 2013

So I decided I would blog since the rest of my week will consist of finishing up some things for classes since only two more weeks of the semester exist and doing some things to set up for applying for my daycare license such as going to get TB tests tomorrow, oh joy! Anyways I decided to do a Weekend Shenanigans and the 52 weeks of blogging with a purpose.

I will first start out with the If I could be anything in the world for the 52 weeks blogging question. This is a toughy because I really haven't thought long and hard about it. I don't think I would want to be someone else just someone who was rich and could live carefree without worrying about their next move. That would be ideal for me, to have money and not have to worry about saving every last bit. One day I will get there, hopefully. Starting up my own daycare is the first step because I can make almost as much as I was making at my job before I got laid off with just six kids since Donovan will play stay-at-home dad and watch Arianna and the baby so I don't have to include them in my six. This weeks question won't have much detail to it because in all honesty I don't want to be anybody but myself. There are times where I wish I was someone or something else but I think to myself, I don't have it nearly as bad as other people. Yeah I am laid off and 9 months pregnant and Donovan hasn't had luck finding a job and I just bought a house but I was blessed to get quite a bit of unemployment and my student loans to not have to worry about making bills monthly. So I thank god for that. Anyways onto my Weekend Shenanigans. This will be under the cut.

High five for Friday

Friday, July 19, 2013
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So I decided to post while I am at the computer doing homework, or at least trying to heh. I at least completed everything that is due soon so a girl needs a break. Only 2 weeks of summer semester left and then a few week vacation! YAY! Anyways so here are five things that excited me this week! ps; sorry there aren't any pictures, I am being lazy!
1. The Capital Area Humane Society here in our city had a free pet adoption today if you brought in things from their urgent list and we did that and came home with a 3-5 year old dog. She is named Sierra and is a collie mixed. She is super calm and pretty nervous at first. I am hoping she opens up! Gosh she is so loving. What makes it better is she was a stray and someone found her so we rescued her ;-)
2. I am closer to my due date and being full-term! AMEN! Ugh. The heartburn is horrible and the kicks are non-stop and jabbing pains when he kicks and certain way. 2 weeks from Tuesday and I will be full-term, he can come that day lol.
3. I have been taking pictures with my camera as well as Donovan, playing around with it and it was definitely a great investment, love it!
4. I have been web-surfing (lol I hate that word) and found a few things I want to do and take up in my free-time and maybe make some extra income on them, be on the look out!
5. This week has been horribly hot and sunny but I have loved it because we haven't had much of a summer. But now it can go away. We have had a heat advisory for the whole week since temperatures have been in the 90s and heat indexes in the 100s. Only in Michigan would it be 70-80 and then skyrocket lol. Luckily it has cooled down a little because our lawn needs some loving tomorrow or Sunday, ahem Donovan is going to mow that lol.

Again, sorry about the lack of pictures. I will try and be better with that form now on since I have a camera instead of my phone which is useless. If you aren't yet, you can follow me on Instagram because I do post from time to time throughout the week on there. It is private so you have to request to follow me back but I do follow back!

If I were to win the lottery...

Monday, July 15, 2013

I again, am linking up for 52 weeks of blogging with a purpose with Frommrstomama.com. This weeks topic is "If I were to win the lottery, 5 things I would buy" How fun! Now I don't know how I am going to sum up just five things I am going to buy! I will try to pick the top five things I will do/buy if I were to win the lottery and oh, that'd be nice! Oh and I would take a buyout rather than installments because I would probably die before I got the rest of my money!

First and foremost I would pay off my house so that'd alleviate a bill I wouldn't have to pay, probably pay off all my credit cards and car and alleviate quite a few bills! Now I really am dreaming because I wish this would happen. I do, usually, pay off all my credit cards when tax season comes but then they end up being used again when money is tight and we need something. That is my main goal, especially if I won the mega millions lottery!
Second I would of course give to charity. I am not sure which charity but it'd probably be a few especially ones that help children out and battered women. That is something I have always wanted to do but cannot because I do not have the funds to do so right now.
Third I would more than likely invest a couple thousand in a trust fund and probably some cash deposits, something that will make the millions I have made grow into more money! OH that sounds so lovely! Now after posting this I definitely want to go grab a mega millions ticket just for the heck of it, I am feeling lucky haha.

Wow I really don't know anything else I would do, so I guess I will say the three things I would first do. Maybe buy another car for the family so we have two cars? I have no clue.

Anyways...I bought a new camera because my other one is broke and there isn't anyway to fix it and I need a camera to take pictures of baby when he is born, don't worry it'll be paid off come next eternity lol. I bought a Nikon D3100 which is a DSLR camera and I am in love. Still learning the tricks of the trade and if anybody knows any, feel free to share. I finally got down what shutter and ISO controls. I am working on aperture because it still is a little confusing to me! I got some pictures with the effect I was trying to achieve which is the subject standing out against a blurry subject. So I was just snapping away at Arianna haha. I will post those underneath the cut here. I also want to get a bigger memory card that will hold more pictures while in RAW format. On another note, Donovan is really erking my nerves lately, I don't know if it is the hormones or us being together 24/7 but he seems to be getting more and more lazy as the days go by, but this will be for another post because it is a rant in itself! Not to mention I had to go to the hospital the other day but again, another post. I will post those hopefully this week. I am trying to get ahead of homework and the semester is almost over so expect more posts, hopefully!