Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I really AM a bad blogger :( I apologize for not updating my blog very often, but I've just had so many things on my mind these past few weeks with the house-hunting & stuff. We thought we found the perfect house.....all 3 of us fell in love with it! It was on the lake, had windows galore, the basement was a finished walk-out.....just everything we've been looking for. Turns out, the couple changed their minds about renting it because they really want to sell it instead :( But what really stinks about it is that the guy contacted US about the house! We posted an ad looking for a house to rent & he replied to our ad. Why do people do that??? :(

Oh well.....what can you do? There's also 2 more houses that may work out. One is in the country, which I'm not too sure I'll like, especially since it's on a well. Water is a very important thing to me since I drink a LOT of water everyday. The other one seems almost too perfect.....it's in the newer subdivision right behind ours which would be awesome & it's gorgeous! All stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 4 bedrooms, a 3-season room on the back.....just truly beautiful! But the price is a little bit higher than we wanted to spend. We could afford it, but it might be a little tight. They're going to give us a decision by the end of this week or so, so now we just have to wait.

I did the layout above a couple of weeks ago, but kept forgetting to post it. That's my granddaughter at her birthday party. Not sure if you can tell, but I used stickles on the word Pony & also along the the swirls that I cut out from the paper, which is Basic Grey's newest Euphoria line. It's all straight IRL.....sorry if it doesn't look that way.

Now I thought I'd answer some questions that you all asked in my last post (thanks for all the comments, btw :) ):

I also have the same camera you do, does yours work?
The guy told me that it didn't work, but I guess I could try it, once I figure it out, that is, lol.

The robbery happened real close to my office! Scary huh?
Yes, it truly was scary! Someone was definitely watching over me that day! I'm still sad that they killed the guy, but I read later that he had a gun :(

Don't ya just love junk shopping?
Yeah, now I do! ;)

Do you have any other great thrifting spots you go to around the area??
I haven't found any yet, but I'd love to!

Everytime I get something new for my room I always tell my hubby but Benita has it honey.
Awww.....thank-you hpoormon :) (btw, what's your name?)

I was also tagged by Darcey a while back:

Ten Years Ago: I was 35 years old, Jim was 33, my kids were 12 & 8 (omgosh, when did they grow up???), we had been living in Michigan for just about a year, Jim had just started his new job, I drove a 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo, which was later totalled by a drunk-driver that read-ended Jim.

Five things on today's to-do list: Well, since today is almost over, I'll list 5 things I did instead. 1. Go to the gym - check! 2. Wash dishes - check! 3. Do laundry - check! 4. Take a shower - check! 5. Take another shower after going to the gym - still to do :)

Snack I Enjoy: Since I'm working on losing weight, I don't snack nearly as much as I used to, but one thing I enjoy is the WW ice cream.....they're only 2 points & settle my craving for ice cream when I have it :)

Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Buy a house with handicap access so that I could bring my Mom to live with us & get her out of that nursing home! Buy a 2009 Dodge Challenger :) Donate to several charities.

Places I have lived: Michigan (was born here), Pennsylvania, Virginia & Michigan again.

4 People I am tagging:
Toni (when she gets back from Hawaii, that is)

Well, I just got home from the gym a little while ago & the shower is calling my name :) Hope you're all having a wonderful week!


SenomesDesigns said...

glad to see you bloggin' again Benita! I wondered where you went! Sorry the house didn't work out for you! Hoping something opens soon for you!

Thanks for taggin' me, I'll go add it to my blog.

PS ya it was unfortunately they killed the guy, but he pulled the gun on our officer first! He did what he was trained to do.

Lily said...

Love the layout Benita. That pink edge is perfect. Really eye . Sorry to hear about the house. I guess it just wasn't the one you were meant to be in. I firmly believe in fate. The house wasn't available because the right one for you is just around the corner.

Lily said...

oops, that should read eye catching...note to self, proofread anything written after midnight.

Heather Bares said...

great layout!!!

Renee said...

Love the layout!

Janet said...

So sorry the house didn't work out! Hopefully another option will work for you. I'm sure it's stressful having your living situation unresolved.

Adorable LO! Your granddaughter is such a cutie!

Sarah C. said...

Sorry things didn't work out with the house. Hopefully one of the other two options will pan out soon.

The layout is great! Your granddaughter is too cute. :)

Noelia said...

Great page Benita!

Linda said...

Great layout! Good luck with the house hunt!

Darcey said...

Great LO! She is a cutie! Glad you are back to blogging.

hpoormon said...

Benita, Glad to see you back blogging. Your layout is adorable, I remember reading how sad you were when you thought you wouldn't see her on her birthday, then as a surprise you were invited to attend. What a beautiful way to remember that special day. She is just precious.
Your perfect home I am sure is right around the corner. Remember everything happens for a reason. Keep your chin up and whatever you find will always be a home because of the love in it.
Oh, and my name is Holly. Holly Poormon. I live in upstate New York and found you thru 2peas website. I have loved your scrapping space, scrapbooking talent, and blogging ever since.
Keep smiling!

Krissynae said...

1.) you are not a bad blogger. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sorry to hear that the owner of the house you really liked changed thier mind. The right place will come. Hugs.

Cindi said...

I'm so glad you posted! I was worried about you! I clicked on your link and said to myself that if there wasn't a new post, I was going to send you a "Are you okay?" email!
Sorry you didn't get that house but I am a firm believer that things work out if they are meant to be. There was a reason that you didn't get it. Something better is ahead for you and your family.
Keep the faith!