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Some pics of our soon to be House

Here are some pics of the house we are waiting to close on. I dont have a lot yet and its hard to take good pics with a cell phone, but anyway the house is 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, upstairs and half basement. Im so excited to be getting a house, i am sick to death of trailers. Thats right i live in a trailer, lol.

Kitchen and back door

Kitchen and back door

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Part of the bathroom

Part of the bathroom

A window in one of the bedrooms

A window in one of the bedrooms

The shrubs are to large to get a good pic of the front, so here is a kind of side view

The shrubs are to large to get a good pic of the front, so here is a kind of side view

Other side of the front

Other side of the front

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Update on my life

Me, Dominik, and Donnie

Me, Dominik, and Donnie

Me

Me

Its been a long time since i sat down and wrote out a good post, life has really kicked into full speed here lately, but in a good way. Those of you who have been following me for much time at all or read my about page, know that i am a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. I have talked a lot on here about how great life is when you are clean and sober and its true, but it was not easy in the beginning. My husband didnt trust me, my husbands family didnt trust me, nobody did. Everyone was waiting for me to mess up, and with good reason. But now after three years, life is finally feeling like it is supposed to feel, just normal. My husband and i have a wonderful relationship now, we keep nothing from each other at all. I have no secrets from him and he has none from me, We share everything. In the beginning it kinda had to be that way so that he would know that i wasnt using again, but now its just natural and great. I am more in love with him now after 14 years of being together than i ever have been, and i know he feels the same. Darrell and i have turned everything around, we did what everyone said couldnt be done we solved our issues, and not only saved our relationship but made it so much better. Our family is thriving.
But that is just one of the many great things about how my life is going now, we have been trying to get a house for a while now and we are expected to close on it in october, woot woot.
The kids are all doing great, Dustin who is 19 is in college ( so proud of him ), Dj (10) is in 5th grade this year and is such a good kid, Dominik just turned 5 and had a great birthday party, and my little Donnie (2) is starting to talk like crazy and just growing so fast.
In edition to everything else i just shared we have started our own business on the side which is going really good, and Darrell got a promotion at his regular job to, Life is great. I still need that nose job lol, but other than that everything is perfect. I hope all of your lives are going just as wonderfully as mine is and if not, dont lose hope things will get better, im living proof of that. Oh and i havent had a smoke in like 3 weeks, just sayin.


Labor Day weekend – Walking Dead Marathon

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there is a walking dead marathon goin on here today, my hubby went and bought me the 4th season on wednesday which is the day it came out. Check out the cool little key that came with it, it says West Georgia correctional facility, so neat and now i have all 4 seasons yay.
So today is my zombie day, i even made me and the kids a special cake for the occasion, lol. I hope everyone else is having a great and safe Labor day weekend.
kinda messy, but its just for us here at home anyway kinda messy, but its just for us here at home anyway


Life through the lens challenge – My Vision of Love

Me and dj and my grandmas arm

Me and dj and my grandmas arm

This weeks life through the lens challenge is love, i didnt draw this one because i dont think i could do it justice, or capture all of the emotion in it, im definitly not that good yet. But this is what i think love looks like. This is me at 18 holding my first born (D.j.) for the very first time, and the amount of love i felt at that moment was almost to much to handle, i personally think this picture shows that pretty clearly. I dont think there is any love stronger than the love between a (good) mother and her child it is an amazing feeling.


Guest Post – Resident Evil (2002) Review

Plot : A virus has escaped in a secret facility called “The Hive,” turning the staff (Umbrella Corporation) into flesh eating zombies, which causes the complex computer (The Red Queen) to shutdown the base to prevent the spread of the infection. A military task force is sent in to shut down the main computer and quarantine the deadly virus. What they don’t know is that they must fight their way past all the zombies, mutants, and the computer itself , before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Will the team make it out alive? Review : I know how much Diana loves zombies so this review is for her, thank you for allowing me to guest blog on your site!  This film can arguably be one of the best zombie movies ever made. I’ve always been a big fan of this franchise and you can credit the first movie for that. The film was great and really got you into everything that was going on and left you wanting more. Lets start out with the acting, Mila Jovovich and her supporting cast all did an amazing job in this film, it was honestly an excellent all around acting performance. The story couldn’t get any better then the one that they wrote, it was entertaining and gave us some great thrills, with a little bit of a mystery vibe. I say mystery vibe because throughout the film Alice sees flashbacks and it just makes you wonder why she is seeing these things and how it will impact this movie later on.

Now in order for a horror movie to be successful, it needs to have some good scares, which is exactly what this film provides. You can get scared by just looking at the zombies, honestly they’re creepy and disgusting.  The mutant creatures including the dogs were absolutely terrifying, the makeup for this movie was very impressive and extremely well done. There really weren’t that many kills but the kill scenes were crazy and were absolutely gory. This is such a gruesome movie and you have to love that. There were also plenty of bad ass scenes that had us wishing that we had some of Alice’s crazy powers. I wish I could  kick some ass like her!

Overall I absolutely loved this film and think that it is the best zombie movie to ever come out. I know some people may disagree, but you really have to appreciate this film, especially since this movie has made the numerous amount of video games become successful because of this film. The acting and story in this movie were great and can really keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. The horror and thrill in this movie was at an all time high, if you don’t get scared at least once I would be surprised. The best thing about the film has to be the makeup, everything was very well done, which allowed the zombies and mutants to be as scary as they can be. I honestly have no complaints about this amazing film. If you haven’t seen this movie yet I absolutely recommend that you go watch it. You wont regret it! The film is a must watch!!

I give this movie a 10/10

Thank you for reading. Written by Matthew, author of Horrorville.

Once again, thank you for the opportunity Diana!


My Amazing Son

Yesterday was my little Dominiks birthday, he is a big 5 years old now.
And he informed me yesterday that he is not a baby anymore, he is a big boy and soon hes gonna live outside. I have no idea where that came from but i didnt argue with him, lol.

I never had a birthday party when i was little or anytime for that matter, so its important to me that my kids have one every year no matter what, i always have so much fun getting things ready and watching how excited they get. Anyway Here are some pics i thought i would share with yawl.

His cake didnt turn out as good as i wanted , but it was my first spiderman cake

His cake didnt turn out as good as i wanted , but it was my first spiderman cake

Dominik

Dominik

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Spiderman Dominik

Spiderman Dominik

Dominik playing his new game

Dominik playing his new game


Guest post – Inspiration Doesn’t Always Come from Humans

Happy National Dog Day.  Meet Max, my hero.

My Max!

Today, on this special day,  I celebrate a creature that has done more for me in my life than any human I’ve ever known.

A creature that from the start, for no reason at all, loved me unconditionally.

A creature that helped me find my true self.

 I owe him everything.  I will be so lost and devastated when the time comes for him to leave this earth and cannot imagine living here without him at my side.

A day to celebrate him is the very least I can do.

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Life Through The Lens Challenge

This weeks life through the lens challenge is Love.
Display a photo that you have taken or a drawing that you did, which illustrates what love looks like to you.
This theme will be open to submissions until next tuesday September 2nd, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.

This past weeks life through the lens challenge was miraculous, I want to say thank you to those who participated. Every submission was great.

http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/life-through-the-lens-miraculous/

http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/i-have-lived-to-tell-the-tale-of-my-people/

http://beginninglifeat43.com/2014/08/25/my-miraculous-little-fairy/

https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/life-through-the-lens-challenge-my-vision-of-miraculous/


Life Through the Lens Challenge – My Vision of Miraculous

Dj

Dj

Dj

Dj

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Dominik

Dominik

Donnie Donnie Donnie
This weeks Life through the Lens challenge was Miraculous, so i drew three pictures of the most miraculous things i can think of, my children when they were babies. Two of which almost didnt survive, but all of my little ones are my miracles. Being a mother to them is the best job in the world and i wouldnt trade it for all the money in the world.


True Blood – Review

True-blood Spoiler alert I dont usually do reviews on movies or tv programs, but i was in love with the show True Blood and the last episode they will ever do just went off, and may i just say that that was without a doubt the worst way they could have ended it. It sucked so bad that i have to say i wish i had not seen it, it ruined the whole series for me. Not only did sookie help Bill kill himself but they turned Eric into a kinda nerdy sell out, Lafayette did not even speak in this episode and at the end sookie is pregnant by a faceless human nobody. What a waste of a good show.


Guest Bloggers

images (49)Hey everybody,
im thinking about trying something new and opening my blog up to some guest bloggers, it kinda depends on how many people respond, so if you think you might be interested let me know. Just leave me a comment and we’ll go from there. Writers, photographers, artists, anyone is welcome, my only condition is if you want to guest post here, then you have to keep it fairly clean.


Cartoon Craziness Challenge – Mythical Me

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This weeks cartoon craziness challenge was to draw a mythical creature, so i drew myself as a vampire fairy hybrid. Yes i totally stole the idea from True Blood, so sue me. This one was a lot of fun, Let me know what you guys think.

http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/cartoon-craziness-challenge-week-7/


One Liner Wednesday

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If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/one-liner-wednesday-theoretically/


Life Through The Lens Challenge – Miraculous

This weeks Life through the lens challenge is – Miraculous. Display a photo that you have taken or a drawing that you did, which illustrates something wonderful and miraculous to you. This theme will be open to submissions until next Tuesday August 27th, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.

This past weeks Life through the lens challenge was fear i want to say thank you to those who participated you did great.
https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/life-through-the-lens-challenge-fear/
http://theqwietmuse.com/2014/08/13/enemy-within/
http://frillthrills.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/life-through-the-lens-challenge-accepted/
http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/creative-friday/
This is going to be a weekly challenge done every Tuesday, there will be a theme with which we are supposed to pick out a picture or create a drawing that we feel illustrates the theme. This challenge will last for 8 weeks so feel free to jump in at any time.


Life Through The Lens Challenge – Fear

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This weeks life through the lens challenge was fear. The picture above is fear for me, the idea that i may live to see another of my children or my husband go before me, scares me to death. So i drew a casket for this one. I am not afraid of dying, but i am afraid of losing those that i love and having to try to live without them.
https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/life-through-the-lens-challenge/


Im Done

Nonsmoking and kinda grumpy me

Nonsmoking and kinda grumpy me

Hey everyone,
I did something day before yesterday that i thought was impossible, I quit smoking.
It has been almost 48 hours since i had my last cigarettes and i kinda feel like pulling my hair out or chewing my own tongue off at times, but all in all its going pretty well. Especially considering i was a smoker for 20 years and that i really loved my smokes, but i love my life and my family more. I think the last straw for me was when i talked to my dad the other day and he told me he has copd, that kinda made it a reality that every time i smoked one of my cigarettes i was slowly and willingly killing myself.
I never thought i would be able to call myself a nonsmoker but here i am, truthfully i was getting a little worried, i couldnt even walk from my car to my front door without being extremely out of breath and my heart racing so fast that i felt like it was gonna burst outta my chest. Its funny how when you’re done you’re just done, and you know it. In the past i said i was gonna quit, but in the back of my mind i knew i had not had my last smoke, like i said i really enjoyed my cigarettes. But now i am done, i love my kids, my husband, and myself way to much to throw it all away just so i dont have to be uncomfortable right now. Though i am done no matter what, i really hope this want for a cigarette gos away with time, cause it sucks really bad, lol.


Life Through The Lens – Challenge


Hey everyone,
me and Erin over at http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/ have been talking back and fourth for a couple weeks about doing a challenge called Life Through The Lens, and we finally decided to go ahead and get started.
This is going to be a weekly challenge done every Tuesday, there will be a theme with which we are supposed to pick out a picture or create a drawing that we feel illustrates the theme. This challenge will last for 8 weeks so feel free to jump in at any time.

This weeks theme is fear, so either pick out a picture you have taken or create a drawing and show us what you think fear looks like. This theme will be open to submissions until next Tuesday August 19th, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.


Obsessed

20140804_143206-1I have a new obsession, the show True Blood.

I didnt think i would even like this show but my husband and i were in walmart the other night and saw the first 3 seasons. He asked if i wanted it and i said nah i dont think i would like it, but he said he thought i would and got it anyway. When we got home we put it in and i stayed up until 4 in the morning watching it, now im hooked. If you havent seen it you should definitely give it a try, its pretty awesome.