Saturday, February 26, 2011

Things are looking up...

Good EARLY morning all!

Yes, it's about 3:00am here & I can not sleep, so I thought I'd pop on & update this lovely page for y'all. :) I hope everyone is doing well & having a good weekend so far (yes, I realize it just started. lol). I, unfortunately, always work all weekend, so I don't really get to enjoy it like most people. But, that's okay, because then I can get stuff done in the middle of the week and not have to worry about pushing through crowds and whatnot. Hehe! :)

So, as I said in the title of this, things are beginning to look up on my end of things! :) During the last 2 weeks, my husband & I went around and looked at apartment complexes and managed to find one that we REALLY like & we can keep the kitties with us. We filled out our application & turned it in and all the checks that they do have come back clean, and we have been accepted! :) Yay! Now, the only bad thing is that we have to wait until another apartment opens up. The one that we had looked at did become available earlier this week, but unfortunately, there is NO way that we can be ready to move by March matter how much I want to! LOL! It's ok though. This will give my husband & I time to save up some more money and buy a few more things that we are going to want for the new place. We are basically looking at getting all new furniture and that stuff doesn't come cheap. Haha! But, we will work it out and have quite a bit saved up already, so we've got 1 foot in that door! ;) I just can't wait until we move. It will be another fresh start for us, which we desperately need. Living right next door to my in-laws is soooooo old now! I'm ready to get away and have a place that I can really relax in & not worry about people looking out their windows to see what the hell I'm doing, when it's really none of their business anyway. Ya know what I mean? Well, if not, consider yourself lucky! :) Plus, I just absolutely LOVE decorating new places! I have so many ideas in my head for the apartment & I can't wait to get started on it! It's not going to be anything fancy, but it's going to become "home" for us & I can't wait!!!!! Gee, can you tell I'm excited!? LOL! I'll keep you all updated on how that goes...hopefully by May or August we'll be in a new place. Keep your fingers crossed for us! :)
Other than that, not a whole lot has been going on. Been trying to get over this insomnia thing, but I just can't, so I deal with the best way I know how: writing. Yup, I'm writing again. I'm trying to finish up a story that I've been working on for the last year & lemme tell you, when you start a story and then stop it for a long period of time, it's hard to get the ideas flowing again. So, when I get stuck on that story, I just write something else until I get a good idea for the 1st story & I go back to it. :) Hopefully I'll have the first one finished soon & can share it with the people that want to read it from beginning to end...hehe! Plus, I've been reading a lot of books lately. I just can't seem to put them down, whether I'm reading romance, mystery, crime drama, etc., I just get sucked in & disappear into "that world" for a few hours. Especially when I've had a bad day or just need some time alone, it's great to grab a book, sit in a quiet room, and just let the words on the pages take me away. I love it. Plus, it also gives me ideas for my stories!

Well, speaking of stories, I think I'm going to end this here & go grab my book & read a little bit & hope that I fall asleep before 4 or 5am, unlike the last few nights. Again, I hope everyone is doing well & I promise to update again soon! Take care & stay safe! Later gators! :)


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Woah, where's the sunshine!?

Greetings all! I hope everyone is doing well & having a good day! Sadly, the sun is not shining here today, unlike what the weather said ("partially sunny"). I hate it when they lie like that. LOL! But, I'm still trying to make a good day of it! I've had a pretty good morning so far...well morning & early afternoon, as it's only shortly after 1pm here right now. Took the hubby to his friends' house & dropped him off so they could make a trip up to Salina together to look at some furniture & other stuff for his friends' new house, which means I get OUR home to myself for the day! WOOOO! Don't get me wrong, I love the hubby & all, but I also enjoy having time to myself! No sharing the computer, tv, etc. Hehe! However, tomorrow we are going to spend the day together. We have to do laundry (hello laundromat) & we are going to go around and look @ apartment complexes in Wichita, as we are planning on moving outta this place come this summer/early Fall. I can't wait! The place we are living in now is a mobile home that we are renting from his dad & stepmom, who just happen to live RIGHT NEXT DOOR. It sux! There are so many things going wrong in this home, that I'm even surprised that it's still standing! And of course my in-laws won't do a damn thing about it because "we don't have the money right now." That seems to be the excuse we get EVERY time we tell them there is something wrong. I mean, HELLO!! When the floor beneath your feet begins to sag, there's a problem!! (Yes, the floor beneath the carpet is, for some reason, made of particle board-who's bright idea was that?-and I guess it's gotten wet & has begun to sag in spots). But, I'm not going to think of that today. Today is going to be a good day. I'm going to hang out @ home & just relax. I took a couple of extra days off of work this week (thank goodness for paid leave), so I can actually enjoy my time off of work! :) Plus, the hubby & I are going to get new phones in a couple of days & I can't wait for those! I'm so over this damn Blackberry I have. LOL! The hubby got me some kind of Droid phone (I can't remember exactly which one), so I'm REALLY excited to get it! Just have to go to the store to get them activated once we get them in the mail (yeah, he bought 'em online-hey, they had a special! LOL). So yeah, this week has started out pretty good so far for me...I hope it continues that way, and hopefully the sun will come out some time today! I absolutely love it when the sun is shining bright! It makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside...cliche, I know, but it's true! LOL! :) Well, I'm going to end this here & get back to my soap (Days of our Lives), so I'll chat at y'alls again soon! Have a great day! Take care & stay safe! Later gators! :)


Thursday, February 3, 2011


Hello everyone! Thank you for dropping by & seeing what I have to say! :)

Some of you are probably wondering why I named this blog "Sparkling Streams." Well, the reason is simple: I enjoy them & they help put me at ease! Whenever I needed to "breathe," I'd go for a walk and try to find some kind of water source, usually a stream or river, and just sit by it, listening to the water splashing over the rocks, while I let my mind wander. Sometimes, I'd take my mp3 player with me, put the headphones on, & just walk the length of that water source. It always made me feel better and afterward, I could think clearly. This is what my blog is about also. It is going to help me get out my feelings & thoughts & give me that sense of ease I so enjoy! :)

I don't have a bunch to say right now, as it is almost 2:30am and I really do need to get some sleep, but I wanted to say hello & I hope you continue to come back & visit often! I promise...I will have better things to say when I'm awake & coherent! LOL! :) Until next time, stay safe!

Later gators!