A Journey to the Pacific North West

I had a training for work yesterday. It was a really fun eye opening training. Which isn't always the case so I was happy. But, I am sure I am now looked at like the crazy coworker.

See the training was on bias. At one part we looked at pictures of 4 individuals and had to say what was our reactions to the photos. One of the pictures was Ted Bundy when he was defending himself against murder. Taken briefly before he escaped and traveled to Florida. Where he killed the girls in the Chi Omega house and the young young.

I was super excited that I knew who it was. So after the others said what they thought, usually that he seemed charming and nice. One person said he had mean eyes. Finally I was hoping up and down in my seat so the training let me speak. I told all about his murders and how he was defending  and soon after the picture he jumped out of a second story window and fled to Florida where he committed his finals murders. I mentioned the connection to Anne Rule, how they worked together in a crisis call center, locked inside an old Victorian mansion together. That's how she became a true crime author she wrote about her relationship with him.

When I was done with my insane ramblings. The trainer said I was correct. everyone just kind of looked at me like I was weird. Then someone from the back asked if he had a personality disorder. I happily filled them in on that as well.

So since I am basically only posting once a week I thought I should ask this now :)

The girls and I are planning on a massive road trip this summer. A 36 hour one way trip. I never go anywhere because I am a homebody and hate spending money on experiences (I know I am odd) But Its somewhere we really want to go and see that Abbey graduates next year and her two top schools are super far from me. Why did I have to watch Gilmore Girls with her? She is wanting to abandon me for Yale. So since she is leaving me (sniff sniff.) I want to try to do things we've always wanted to do. So major road trip it is. Now here is the dilemma should I use my car which gets almost 40 mpg and takes flex fuel which is always cheaper than regular gas but will put 5 thousand miles on my car. Or should I rent a car. I price checked and found one for about 177 for the week but won't take flex fuel and may not have the gas mileage of my car? Which would you do?

Goal Check in and Spring Goal Setting

This time change really gets to me. I have spent the week fighting the desire to nap all day and then not able to sleep at night. I also spend all day on Sunday wishing I had one more day off because I didn't get everything done that I wanted to get done.

At least this weekend I was not chasing bunnies around a yard. I was designing buttons for the podcast.What do you think? I think the one with the eyes needs to be moved down some for sure.
I had a date. Kinda. The dad of a friend of the girls asked me to make a wall decal and I did. He invited us over and I hung it up. They cooked and we all played cards against humanity and the kids danced and had fun. Hmmm. Ok typing that out maybe it wasn't a date after all.

So I went back to see my progress on winter goals, to find I didn't set in winter goals. Which is ok because according to my fall goals I suck at completing goals.

1. Set a budget- Lets try this again Nope hasn't happened

2. Work on organization- my organization hasn't improved from the last post. I still can't find shit. Actually this has gotten better. I have almost all of my craft things organized. I am able to use my room as an office and function ok. And several other spots are organized. I am calling this a partial win.

3.  Paint a room- I have several things that need painted and I know that I will not be able to get it all done, but I think I can accomplish a room. Nope, although I have a date set to paint Abbey's room. I just can't decide on a color for my room and the living room.

4. Etsy/Shirts-I've been doing stuff for my friends and family and kinda half hearted with etsy, but I think I am going to focus on it more strongly. This has been ok. I've averaged a sale or two a week. Christmas was really busy.

5. Concentrate more on blogging-Actual posting and commenting more. I am hoping this goes hand and hand with the getting more organized. I don't feel like I am using my time wisely. Nope this has been a bust. Sorry

Spring is one of my busiest times. The end of school year is insane and this year is made worse because both girls are in the musical so we have lots of rehearsals and show dates. Plus we are getting out of school earlier this year. (only 3 snow days) so lots of stuff gets packed into the next 2 months. That being said I am going to try to make a few goals.

1. Concentrate on Blogging. I am determined folks. I love blogging, I hate that I am so bad at getting any content out.

2. Focus on Podcast Growth. Guys I am telling you I never thought I would be so close to year one on this podcast. But here we are about to have a birthday party (launch day party?) for Haunted Family Podcast or HFP as I call it. We had so many issues along the way I really can't believe we didn't just give up. But we didn't and I think every week we get better. I actually had the coolest encounter this week. I was in a fb group and someone mentioned their podcast and its one I love and listen to every week. So I told her that. She said she listens to me too. It really made my day.  I was just thinking with the anniversary coming up I'd like to do a give away give someone a fan pack of the buttons, maybe a sticker, magnet, shirt etc.... I don't know. I would love ideas if you have them. I have never done a giveaway before so really don't know how to even have one. Suggestions are totally welcome.

3. Paint Abbey's room and touch up other areas that have paint issues. 

4. Go on a real date. One that doesn't involve me doing work no matter how much fun making decals or shirts are. 

Chasing the Easter Bunny

This weekend my ex husband was out of the state and he asked me to feed his bunnies. He has several different hutches. I agreed because I am nice and I love playing with the bunnies after I've fed them. When I pulled up to his house I realized I had left the door to one of the hutches open and he had a jail break. There were bunnies hopping all around his yard.

 Hannah, Abbey, and I chased them all down except for one. An all white one with pink eyes.

But don't worry we set the live trap with bunny food inside so she should come back home.
If I was a real blogger I could spin this story around to be some metaphor on life, but instead I started to take the pics with my phone because I never have my DSLR with me, and the battery died so I had to plug my phone into my car. I am so grateful that my phone charger is super long so I could take this while it was plugged in. Ha! What do you know there is my metaphor for life. I have been so scattered lately (not just with letting my phone die, and example. Abbey was singing at the final game of the girls high school basketball tournament and my phone didn't spring forward. We were almost too late for her to make it) that I feel like I am chasing the Easter Bunny.
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