Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Car - YAY!

Hi guys,

Well some of you have asked on FB about this but you know all the drama behind the KIA and J's funk. Well we resolved it, actually God was faithful and brought us back to where we should have been. This was the original car we were looking at and I thought it was the car God had for us. We sat on it for over a week and J was just not having it for some reason. That's when the Kia came into play, he said he felt backed into buying the Kia so we could go to Cape Cod and visit Chris and Lea and bring the dog so he got it. He bought it to make me happy. We went back and forth, J said he had peace about buying it and then the next few days after rapidly changed his mind. He was in such a funk and the whole process of everything has caused him to doubt himself and his decisions. It has not been a fun 3 months since purchasing the Kia. He couldn't get over the car, he hated it. For me it was great because I had more room and it was easier with Lorelei but he didn't like it, in fact he avoided driving it. We found out it had been a smokers car. I have a horrible sense of smell but he doesn't and just told me that was bothering him a few weeks ago, once he mentioned it I smelled it. Well to make a long story short we still had the Accord and needed to get rid of one of the cars so we weren't making 2 car payments. The Pacifica (Which means Peace, BTW!) we originally looked at was still there after 3 months and we went back to our dealer and asked him if we could trade both cars in. Surprisingly he said yes!! So I had no clue yesterday morning we were going to be getting a new car. Jason told me to go in after my doctors appt. and have him run our credit just to see where we're at. So our dealer Ben let me take the Pacifica for about an hour and half while I ran errands and brough it home for J to look at it again which was cool. We realized we made a bad choice in the Kia and it was a mistake but I was just awed by how faithful God was to us during this process, he turned our mistake into a blessing in that we were able to get rid of both of our other cars and get the original car we were intended to have. We learned some lessons along the way and I feel stronger because of it. I'm sure some issues will still come up because of the mess that was the last 3 months but we're working through it and God is in control of everything. Hope that clears everything up about our car situation!

A little about the car: it's a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring. It's AWD which is wonderful for the snow, it seats 6 if we want it to and the back seats fold down to have a ton of cargo space. The interior has a nice woodgrain on the dash and all black leather seats. Dual climate control, CD player and lots more! It's loaded! It will be awesome for road trips and is super comfy!! I just love it!!! God is so faithful!!

On another note, Lo and I are still getting over being sick please keep praying for us. My ear is still clogged, we're super congested and still have a cough. It's no fun!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Noisy Neighbors

It's 10:30 pm as I sit to write this post, and my head is splitting. I don't feel well, and the neighbors across the street (you know, the ones that have to hang out in their garage, and watch EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of your life unfold EVERY DAY) have some of their salsa music BLARING!!!! I don't complain much, but I am so sick of living near people!!!! I wish I could live in a nice secluded part of the world that was close to everything, but not close to PEOPLE!!!! ugghhh! I long for the quietness of the ADKs, or a peaceful snowfall in WNY!! When, oh Lord, will you let us leave?!?!? Sorry for the depressing nature of this entry. Just needed to vent! Love you guys!

Here are my latest creations done for a lady at work. They're her Christmas presents to her daughters. They are all in the birthstone colors of the girls' birth months. It's been a lot of fun. The little turquoise one is for her 1-year-old granddaughter.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Perfect Fall Day!

My latest video! I'm proud of it! ;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Michael Bublé - Save The Last Dance For Me

Fall makes me think of Jazz and I love Bublé!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harvest Craft Fair

Hey guys,

You're the bestest!!! Thanks for all of your sweet comments and thoughts regarding my life at this point. I've taken them all into consideration and cherish every word.

On a happier note I have a question. Should I enter into our local Fall craft fair? I'm part of the local arts council now and I can be a vendor for only $50. Not sure if it would be a waste. I've never done a craft fair before so not sure how well I would do. There are going to be a lot of families though and I've been told my stuff is very kid friendly. I was thinking of doing smaller paintings and prints/bookmarks as well. What do you think? I need to let them know soon. It's a 2 day festival on the Oct. 11-12 weekend. Not sure what to do. Could use some YaYa power with my decision!!! Thanks!

UPDATE: Well I found out I missed the deadline and I would have needed my own tent! OH WELL!!! So I won't be doing it. Thanks for your thoughts Jo!

Duchess Unruly Tresses

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life feels so blah right now

Well I wanted this post to be a honkey dorey one but life just isn't that way right now. Still dealing with a lot of unforeseen issues we have going on which were sparked by a few things. Buying our new car, the Duke turning 35, the housing market, having a toddler, things at work not going well for the Duke. We feel stuck. He feels like he's trapped and I feel alone. He's distant and it's just not working out well at the moment. I've spent the last 2 Saturday's in tears. I've done more crying in the last 2 months than I have in the last 2 years. We've lost our identity together. We're coexisting at the moment and it doesn't feel good. I have spurts where he seems like the old Duke and is back to normal but then it fades and life is blah again. It's a constant emotional roller coaster and I can't take much more of it. I'm trying to distance myself from it but it's hard. I've told him how I've felt but we are both hurting. I find myself saying and thinking hurtful things which isn't like me. I hate who I'm becoming right now. I'm trying to stay positive it's just so hard. I haven't really been talking to anyone about it because it's hard to pinpoint what's going on. We basically said Yes to God on our 9 year anniversary and it's been downhill since. I'm sure a lot of it is an attack on our marriage, this is so not fun. I just want to be who I'm supposed to be and do what I'm supposed to do but I'm not sure where we got lost. Please pray for us it doesn't seem to be getting better, only worse. I love you all.

Duchess Unruly Tresses