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Possibly Stolen

Thursday, July 24, 2014



Since moving I have noticed that there are quite a few pawn shops around here. I started thinking about going to one and getting money for a couple of pieces of jewelry that a couple of my ex's gave to me. I told mom this idea last weekend. One of my ex's bought me a really pretty dragonfly necklace with purple stones from Sears for my birthday. I never gave that back to him because crap happened and I ended up putting a PFA on him and after the PFA expired I didn't see him again and I wasn't looking for him either. Another ex gave me his navy ring. After I quit working at Ponderosa I didn't see him again because he ended up on house arrest and he ended up having a pregnant fiance. I always kept the necklace in my jewelry box and the ring on top of the other one. I remember not seeing the ring before we moved. I got to thinking that I haven't seen the dragonfly necklace after we moved. Which makes me think that they were stolen out of my bedroom. Mom's soon to be ex husband was home a lot more than I was because I worked and he didn't so it's only logical to think that it was him who went into my bedroom since he had a habit of doing so and took them. I'm angry that I can't find these things even tho they were from guys I have dated. I sat in at the voting booth one day a few years ago because a family friend had asked me too and I didn't have to work that day. I got a check for doing that. I left it in my car so I'd remember to cash it. I was looking for it later on that week and it was no where in my car nor was it in my purse or in my room so again I'm thinking that mom's soon to be ex stole the check. What he did with the money from the check and the jewelry if he pawned them I have no idea exactly but mom thinks that he bought alcohol with them. Before we moved I had no privacy in my bedroom. This guy would go in and go thru stuff and take whatever. He didn't know boundaries. I couldn't even lock my door because he'd kick it in. He kicked in my sister's door once when she locked it. I had to get a P.O. box because I had found two opened letters with my name on them in his glove compartment of his truck. Two weeks in a row. He wasn't smart enough to open one and then wait a month or two let alone put them in different locations. One person told me he was doing that to protect me and I told her that he wasn't and he didn't know boundaries and didn't respect privacy. The letters were from my son's dad. He wasn't protecting me. His only concern was himself. I told mom that I am so glad that we moved. I don't have to hide food in my bedroom so my son could have lunch for daycare. I do hide chocolate because the other two people living in this apartment don't have any self control. A bag of Dove's dark chocolate could last me a few months unopened and it would last them about 2 weeks if I left it out like I used to. I don't have to get a P.O. box to get my mail. Elijah and I are the ones who get the mail. Mom rarely, if ever, gets the mail here since we are home and she's at work.



My upstairs neighbor started going to the fitness center with me on Monday. Fortunately he didn't go with me last night because he was waiting for his bed set to be delivered. I think he's more interested in me than he is actually working out and losing weight. He split up from his girlfriend because she got mad that he took care of his kids. She wants him to forget about his kids and only take care of her kid. He asked for my opinion and I told him that his kids are his priority over her kids. I'd put my kid before somebody. He's looking to get out of the complex. She doesn't want him to leave because she can't afford the 3 bedroom apartment (her son from what he said only works one day a week) and she doesn't want to pay the deposit or the first and last months rent on a smaller apartment. Crap happens. She's going to have to do it when her lease is up on the 3 bedroom. Sorry about her luck. I'm not interested in dating him. He's 49 I think so he's not that old but he's still old. I am going to love to break it to him that when Elijah starts school I am changing my exercise schedule from Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings to Monday thru Friday mornings. I'll have a better chance of getting the fitness center to myself in the mornings during the week than I would in the evenings. Most people go to work during the day during the week and the kids will be in school soon so no teenagers in the fitness center. I am going to take the time and figure out a new routine between now and then. I'll be working on my food choices as well. Elijah will probably be getting on the bus about 7:30 since school starts at 8 so I'll be able to get to the fitness center pretty early.

  
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WESTERNSAGE 7/25/2014 2:13AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your things being stolen. The monetary value is secondary to the sense of being violated by having your personal space invaded. It's a good thing you moved even though there have been some inconvenient trade-offs.

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School Starts Soon

Tuesday, July 22, 2014



I registered Elijah for kindergarten at the end of January and as of last week I still haven't heard anything from his teacher or the school. I find out that school starts August 11. So I call the school to see if he's been accepted or is going to another school and I got told that the teachers didn't start until August 7 and didn't get their rosters until then. I was told in January that I'd be called by his teacher in July. So then my neighbor said to call the school board so I emailed them and I called them and then the principal called me and I emailed her and she got back to me via email. Kindergarten and PreK don't start on August 11. They have a meeting on August 11 and then we have to schedule testing for the 11, 12 or 13. There are a day at school for assigned kids in PreK and kindergarten on August 14 and 15. School for kids in kindergarten and PreK officially starts August 18 and is all day. I am reminding myself that school starts soon and that he'll have to be up early and that I'll get time to myself. This morning Elijah wakes up at 6:15 so I am reminding myself that school starts soon. During his endless talking and singing I am reminding myself that school starts soon. I am excited for school to start because he'll be getting out of the complex and around other kids as well as learning things. When he starts school I'll be able to go to the fitness center in the morning after he gets on the bus and I'll be able to clean the apartment and it'll stay clean. I'll be able to get on the computer for longer periods of time (and actually sit down without interruptions) and look for a job. We went yesterday to a place that helps with school uniforms. I like the idea of the kids wearing uniforms because you don't have to argue in the morning about what they are going to wear and all of the kids are wearing the same thing and nobody is getting picked on because of the clothes they are wearing and Elijah won't be coming home and saying that somebody has this shirt and he wants it.



My upstairs neighbor and his girlfriend broke up and he's trying to get out of the lease on the apartment he's living in. So last night he decides to actually come to the fitness center with me and says to let him know when I go. So I let him know when I was leaving and then I left. He was talking to somebody when I got outside so I started walking. I lifted some weights and then got on the treadmill. A group of teenagers came in and was gathered at the weight machine. They were talking but I'm not sure if all of them were lifting weights. After the treadmill I normally go for another round of weights but couldn't last night. This guy from upstairs has a thing for me. I'm uncertain about him. My friend says he gives off a creepy vibe and I have to agree with her. I need the shirt that says weights before dates. Once Elijah starts school I'll be able to go in the morning and have a chance to stay longer and teenagers won't be at the fitness center unless they have graduated and I'll more than likely be alone which is the way I like it and my neighbor from upstairs will be at work. Mom can go to the fitness center more often after work since I'll be going in the morning until I start work and then hopefully I'll be able to work out a schedule.



I am looking forward to the start of school. I'll be able to have time to myself during the day while he's at school. I'll have the apartment to myself. The TV won't be on a lot like it is now. I'll be able to clean the apartment and it stay clean. It'll be so quiet in the apartment and clean in the apartment.

  
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WESTERNSAGE 7/23/2014 7:14PM

    You have waited a long time for Elijah to start school. Your patience in caring for him 24/7 is astonishing and admirable. You've done a great job as a mom. Now you are entitled to some of that time for yourself. You go girl!

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DEEKELLYE 7/23/2014 7:41AM

    Thanks y'all! I remind myself that school starts soon and that seems to help me get thru the times where Elijah is a chatterbox and a music box and gets into stuff. I can't wait either.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/22/2014 2:55PM

    School starts Sept 2nd for us.....I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!

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MILPAM3 7/22/2014 10:21AM

  Kindergarten always starts later. It allows the older children to get into a pattern before the little ones come in. They are in need of more attention and care, which is hard to manage when all the other students are first getting used to being in school again.
I know what you mean about cleaning and having a place stay clean. I always breathed a sigh of peaceful relief when DH and the kids would leave for their week of fishing. Now that we're empty nesters, I still enjoy it when DH is gone for business or mission trips. It's just a nice reprieve. emoticon

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COOP9002 7/22/2014 10:09AM

    School begins in mid August here as well. Hopefully, Elijah has an amazing year.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/22/2014 8:54AM

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Conquered Fear

Wednesday, July 16, 2014



I have never been a fan of the deep end of the pool. Any pool. I don't like it when my feet cannot touch the bottom. Some part of my foot has to be able to touch the bottom even if it's on my tippy toes. Saturday night Elijah and I went swimming with the upstairs neighbor and he kept trying to grab me and take me into the deep end. I panicked every time. The pools here start at 3 feet and then there is 4, 5 and 7 feet. We've lived here for nearly 3 years and I've never gone past 5 feet. So yesterday I decided to go to the deep end and then swim back to 5 feet. The first time I thought that wasn't so bad. So then I spent some more time in the deep end of the pool. I got a good leg work out while I was there. Elijah even went in the deep end. I don't like to be dunked in the pool. I don't even like to be touched in the pool unless I am holding Elijah. I like to be left alone. I'll swim around and stuff but that's pretty much it. No touching. I am proud of myself for conquering my fear of the deep end. We have to get Elijah a new inner tube since his has a hole in it. I might put some super glue on it until we get him a new one so that way he can still go swimming. I feel safer when he's in it since he's not a very good swimmer. I'm glad that at least one of the pools are open and not green. It's only a matter of time before this pool turns green.



They finally have the air conditioner fixed in the fitness center. Elijah and I went on Monday and it was actually cool. A little too cool but all I had to do was move the thermostat and it was good. Finally after a few weeks of the air conditioner not working it's working and it's not a sauna in the building. I am going to go tonight. I think mom and Elijah are going to go to Target after she gets home from work. If that's the case they'll be there for a while and I can stay a little bit longer. I am looking forward to going. I like going to the fitness center.



So my neighbor finally bought yarn for her friend's baby blanket on Monday. She's known about the gender of the baby for at least a month, if not longer. The baby is due in October. Why she didn't get the yarn sooner is beyond me. She came over Sunday night to give us this cake stuff her mother in law made her. Why she cannot bring stuff over before 8pm is beyond me. She always has to bring something over after 8pm when I am trying to get Elijah in bed. I have him calmed down and then her and her daughter come over and he gets excited. So she was telling me on Sunday that she was going to get the yarn after work. She said that if she made the blanket it would be done after Saturday but if I made it she knows I could have it done by Saturday. That's kinda short notice there chick especially since she has yet to purchase the yarn on Sunday night. I know I can have it done by Saturday. While we were at the store she gets the yarn in the color that she wants and then sees this pink and says she wants a hat, bib and booties. I was like I am not going to have the blanket, the hat, the booties, and the bib done by Saturday and I've never made the bib or the booties before. I am just going to do a granny square for the bib. That'll take me half an hour or so to do. The hat will take me an hour or so to do. I'm not sure how long the booties are going to take. Probably an hour. She doesn't know that I am putting a flower on the hat. Not going to tell her about it. The flower is already made. This neighbor drives me nuts. I'm just glad that she's not giving me parenting advice as often as she used to be. Her daughter still doesn't go to bed on time nor does she sleep in her own bed every night. I really don't want to hear it from her. She's not the perfect parent.



Today I woke up a little after 3 but didn't get out of bed. I rolled over and kinda went back to sleep until 5. I was having this dream that I was somewhere with like a boot camp instructor that was tough. Then he finally loudly says it's time to get up now. It was slightly after 5. So I decided to get up a few minutes later and begin my day. It's 6:30 and Elijah is still sleeping and mom is on her way to work if not at work. I am ready to get my shower. I may even make my bed and then put my laundry away after my shower. I am so hoping that Elijah sleeps in this morning. He got up at 7:30 Monday and Tuesday. I miss the days where he slept in until 9 or 10 and the days he took naps. These days if he takes naps he's up until midnight. I'm too tired to stay up that late all the time. It doesn't matter if Elijah is up that late because he'll still be up early. I want a few more hours of sleep at night which is why Elijah doesn't stay up until midnight or take naps.

  
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DEEKELLYE 7/17/2014 7:46AM

    Thanks y'all!

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WESTERNSAGE 7/16/2014 10:49PM

    Congratulations on conquering that fear of the deep end of the pool! That's a real accomplishment.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/16/2014 12:23PM

    I love the pics!

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2014 8:19AM

    Have a wonderful day

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NILLAPEPSI 7/16/2014 8:07AM

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2am Wake up Call

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Yesterday was supposed to be day one of shopping. So my plan was to finish the list and go to the fitness center at some point before mom came home. Mom ended up staying home because she had a classic case of tossing and turning and didn't get to sleep until 2:30. Wish I would have known that when I got up because I would have gone to the fitness center if not a shower before Elijah got up. I hate waiting on mom to get a shower during the week. I took Elijah to the fitness center with me and he took some cars and his car track thing that he got when he was littler. I lifted some weights. Then Elijah decides he's going to play with the weight machine instead of watching his show and playing with his cars and I keep telling him to get away from the weight machine. Does he stop? Of course NOT. He starts crying and ends up wanting to leave the fitness center. I'm upset because he didn't let me do the treadmill. I hate taking him with me. Once he starts school I'll be able to go during the day until I get a job and I can go as soon as he's on the bus and stay for as long as I want. Since mom stayed home we got all of the grocery shopping done yesterday. I am debating on if I want to take him and use the treadmill today or not. Mom's already gone. Last night we went with my neighbor to Hobby Lobby for some yarn. She wants me to make her friend an afghan for the baby she's having and then she also wants me to make a hat, booties and a bib. She told me on Sunday that she wants the blanket by like Saturday and she's like I know you can do it. Yes I can do it. But then she added the other stuff. I was like I can have the blanket done by Friday if not Saturday but I can't have the other stuff done. I don't even know how to make booties. I'm going to make the hat on my knitting looms since hats don't turn out right when I crochet them. The hat, bib and the booties won't take me very long to make. It'll take me a few hours to do them all. The blanket is what's going to take me a few days to make. About 8:30 I turned off the TV because the Little Mermaid was over. I wasn't planning on giving Elijah a bath last night but he decided he wanted a bath. I was like how about a shower and he's like bath. I asked him how come when I want him to take a bath he wants a shower and when I want him to take a shower he wants a bath? I was like you either take a shower or your not getting one. I wasn't about to argue with him. He's so stubborn and hard headed. It drives me crazy. He decided on a shower. Then after he went to see Yaya we went in his room and I got his bed ready and then we had a moment and prayed. The last two nights he's like you can leave now. What? I can leave now? Last night he wanted to play games with his friends. Not sure how long that lasted. He must have been tired if he didn't want me to stay longer. Then about 2 my door opens and it's him. He was cold and he had to pee. So he laid in my bed for a little while and then he went back to bed. I am hoping he sleeps past 7:30 today.



Yesterday we spent a little more at Sam's Club than I was planning. The high prices were chicken, salmon, beef, pork steaks and my coffee. We get the meat there because we can get at least 2 meals out of one package. I get my coffee there because it's a bigger bag for like $2 more and I get kind of a roll over plan with the coffee. It takes me about 4-5 weeks to use a bag of coffee from Sam's Club. I'll get a bag of coffee next month and then the following month I won't need to get coffee because I'll have enough. There's still at least a week and a half worth of coffee left in the container I put it in. I would like to not have to buy meat for one month. I'm not saying we go vegetarian but it would be nice to be able to have enough meat left over to not have to get it and we can get other stuff. We spent under $100 at Walmart yesterday. Some of the things we got weren't on the list. I got a small bag of coffee for my biological father because he lives in PA and doesn't have the coffee I drink because it's made and sold here in Louisiana. So when mom gets paid again she'll send him the coffee. I told him that when I come up to PA for a visit I'll bring him a bag with me. Who knows when I'll be able to go back for a visit. I've made like 3 or 4 plans to go and haven't gone. Mom says it's not safe because of her ex. I'm not worried about him because I'm not afraid to call the cops if need be. He'll be surprised to get the coffee in the mail. We got chicken. It wasn't on the list but we needed it. We didn't need frozen fruit because we have the blueberries so that saved us $10-12 so hat was nice. We got cherries. I am making vegetable soup. They didn't have every thing I needed so I improvised a little on the cans of vegetables. I have some frozen okra in the freezer so that'll replace the can of okra. I grabbed an extra can or two of okra and tomatoes and a can of corn so that'll replace the can of tomatoes, okra and corn that I couldn't find. I add some carrots, mushrooms, extra tomatoes, celery, peppers, and frozen mixed veggies to the soup. The recipe calls for ground beef but I use stew meat instead. I got the recipe off of the back of a can. It's pretty tasty. I haven't decided if I was going to make the soup on the stove or in the crock pot yet. It's good either way. I got a bag of Dove's dark chocolate. I keep it in a bin on a shelf in my closet instead of keeping it in a dish on my dresser. It lasts longer that way because my dresser is right by my door and mom and Elijah have a habit of just taking it when they want it. So if it's out of sight and out of reach it lasts longer. They ask me for some and I give them two pieces of it. If I want chocolate I eat two pieces. Again it makes it last longer and besides we don't need more than two pieces. We got cherries at Walmart yesterday. I am looking forward to eating some. I made a smoothie and I am going to finish it yesterday. It is a strawberry, blueberry and banana smoothie. I used one of Elijah's yogurt cups because he's not eating it. It's not Greek yogurt but still I don't want it to go bad. It's a tasty smoothie. I used frozen blueberries instead of ice.

  
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SYNKYTTEN 7/15/2014 9:24AM

  Its always frustrating to have to bring kids to go work out.... especially when the place has no child care or anything. emoticon

Thats why i like work out world, the one I go to anyways, has a sauna, a pool, a womens area, tanning, a free weight area, and free child care all for 20$ a month. MY daughter loves playing with the other kids there.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/15/2014 9:08AM

    Ohhh! I like the idea of frozen berries in place of ice. emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/15/2014 8:51AM

    Frozen fruit in place of ice is delish!!!

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Blueberry Picking!

Sunday, July 13, 2014



Yesterday was a busy day. We went in the morning to pick blueberries. I was feeling conflicted. Half of me was like blueberries every where must go pick them all and the other half was like stay in this bush until you have picked them all. After a while I started feeling frustrated. There were times I stayed with one bush and there were times I went to different bushes. I told mom that next year I wanted to go earlier and she's like in the day and I said earlier in the season and in the day. She's like alright. We got about 11 pounds of blueberries. Elijah got to see how they grow. We were there for nearly 2 hours. If I had a car and the money I'd go as early as possible and as often as possible. We'd need a deep freezer but the blueberries are $2 a pound. Awesome price considering that you are paying more than that for a pint of blueberries or a small bag of frozen blueberries. They blueberries have been washed. They are in the fridge for now. Going to work on freezing them today. Then in the afternoon we went to the library. A bunch of the books I put on hold were ready to be picked up. I looked today and the DVD I picked up is reserved for another borrower so I have to take it back on Saturday. It's the Biggest Loser's Power X-Train DVD. I watched it last night and I don't really care for it all that much. I have a hold on the Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout DVD. I am hoping that it'll be ready to be picked up by Saturday. I have two books that are reserved for another borrower so I am going to read thru those two this week and finish the book I have been working on. That'll be 3 books to take back. I got some crochet and knit books. 3 of which are going back. I am going to keep the one for a while. I am going to see if I can get some of the patterns typed out. I had a CD on hold that I am getting onto my iTunes on my phone. 30 extra songs to listen to. I know I like a few of them already but others I can delete off if I don't like them. Last night we went swimming. Because my neighbor went swimming with us we stayed a little later than planned.



My favorite time of the day is when everybody is still sleeping. It's 7:25 and everybody is still sleeping. If mom doesn't get up soon then we aren't going to make it to Sunday School and I doubt that we will be making it to church this morning. I am enjoying the peace and quiet tho. I'm not planning on waking mom up and if she doesn't wake up by 8 then I am going to let Elijah sleep until 10 if he's not up by then. I have an idea of what I want to wear if we go to church and Sunday School but I didn't get them out. I despise not having a car. If I can change the past then I could and if I could go back in time and do things differently I would. Since I can't do either of those things I have learned from them for sure. I am really enjoying the peace and quiet. The peace and quiet doesn't happen all that much once Elijah is awake. He is rarely quiet and lately has been singing a lot. It drives me nuts sometimes.



Some people don't think I weigh as much as I do and are shocked when I tell them I was 232 pounds and I am now 210. We did a challenge at my last job and one of the regulars was like so what are you 125 and I was like no and he was like 150 and I was like no and he's like so what are you and I was like around 200 and he was shocked. Most of my weight is around my mid section and my chest and thighs and butt. We started going back to Cedarcrest a few weeks ago and last week we saw one of my favorite people and he was saying that he's gained 50 pounds and I was like you must have found part of the weight that I've lost and he's like you aren't that big. I was thinking I'm bigger than you think I am. I printed out a BMI chart yesterday at the library and at my heaviest I was in the extreme obesity category. Now that I have lost 22 pounds I am in the obesity category. I told mom and she's like only people who are 500 pounds are extremely obese and I was like they are morbidly obese and then she's like but you aren't obese. According to my BMI I am. I don't look like I am over 200 pounds. I am just compact that's all. I am so looking forward to being under 200 pounds again. My goal is to be between 115-130. I don't want to be under 115 but I don't want to be over 130. I am happy that I can fit into a smaller size clothes. The outfit I have picked out for today is a large. There is no x in front. I may at 115 fit into an extra small. I am looking forward to buying size medium. That's my next goal.

  
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DEEKELLYE 7/14/2014 7:48AM

    I'm sure I'll find a few. I found one for watermelon blueberry smoothie on Pinterest. It was pretty good. Unfortunately I accidentally left the bowl of watermelon on the counter and it turned yucky overnight. I'll be making smoothies for sure. Got most of them frozen yesterday.

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DEB62BIE62 7/13/2014 7:27PM

    Love blueberries. Sounds like you'll be finding a lot of recipes with blueberries.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/13/2014 4:14PM

    Oh man! emoticon me some blueberries!!!!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/13/2014 3:58PM

    Mmmmm, blueberries!!!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/13/2014 3:18PM

    The blueberries sound awesome

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COOP9002 7/13/2014 3:18PM

    Love your "I'm not short, I'm just compact and ridiculously adorable" sign.

Blessings.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/13/2014 9:46AM

    I saw a t-shirt that said "I'm not short - I'm fun size!". I thought it fit in with your visual of not short but adorable. I have fond memories of picking blueberries as a kid - our whole family would go. Now I like someone else to pick for me!

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