Friday, March 4, 2011

Forty and Fabulous

   I'm sorry I haven't kept my blog up to date lately. I have been so busy working here at the hotel we currently live at. I am working as a Housekeeper to keep me busy and to help me get back in shape.I have put on a few pounds, since we started living on the road three years ago. 50 or so to be exact. It will creep up on you when your not working anymore! I have been working for the past three months and I have managed to lose 25 pounds so far. I turned Forty this past Feburary 11th and I vowed to myself on my 39th birthday that I would lose my unwanted weight and get back in shape by my Fortieth birthday. I'm so proud of myself for achieving my goal. I feel better and have more energy than I have for the past two years or more. Here are some before and after pictures of me! I thought I would really take turning Forty bad, but to my surprise, I really am loving Forty! Your only as old as you feel, right? If that the case, I feel 30!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Finding work while living on the road

  For the past two years I took a break from working, because I started traveling with my husband. I managed to gain a lot of weight while sitting around doing nothing. I decided to finally get back on my feet and find a job. It was tough trying to find a job that fit around my families needs. I finally got a job after two months of looking right here at the hotel we stay at. They were looking for a housekeeper. I was a little nervous starting such a vigorous job after being on my butt for way too long. After only two weeks on the job I was bumped up to Leader over the housekeepers. To my surprise, I have fallen in love with the workout I get cleaning all the rooms and such. I have made some great friends with other employees. I am a happier person , now that I have something to keep me busy. I am extremely happy that I have lost a lot of weight and have shaped up my body. I am definitely on my way to being fit and fabulous on my fortieth birthday coming up in February. I have discovered that housekeepers at hotels or anywhere for that matter get paid very little and do so much work. Anyone who travels and stays at hotels should always leave a tip for the maids, they so deserve it! I will sadly have to leave this job when my husband gets transferred to his next job. I know I will never forget the friends I have made and the physical peace of mind this job has given me.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"life on the road" Snake eating a rat for lunch!

This is a video we took, of a snake eating a rat for lunch at a musuem in Virginia!  Enjoy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Watch this info commercial my son had to do for School! It's so FUNNY!

"Life on the road" Route 60 Scenic Route through West Virginia

My family and I took a road trip from Wisconsin to Virginia earlier this Summer. We love to take scenic routes whenever we can. I think Scenic Trail Route 60 is worth the extra couple of hours drive along winding roads and spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains through the Heart of West Virginia " Beautiful God Country". We were embraced with Mountainous views and Winding roads ,with rock walls. We Stopped at an Overlook and rode a Snow lift over a spectacular lake. We also never expected to see such a breath-taking waterfall, nestled right off route 60. We really love to travel, and route 60 was an unexpected surprise. If you ever get a chance to drive through West Virginia I extremely Recommend this Route. We are going to drive through this way in the fall, Which I know the changing of the leaves will be Breath-taking. This is also a great biker route! Here are some picture that we took along route 60, Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life on the road " Pit Bulls"

 We are the proud owners of an American Pit Bull and her name is "Monet" . She is a loving, sweet and loyal pet. She loves attention from people and doesn't have a mean bone in her body. I dislike it when people have construed ideas of what pit bulls are like. I know that many are scared of this breed of animal, but pit bulls that are raised as  domesticated animals are very much like any other dog. Unfortunately, Pit bulls have gotten a bad rap over the years, from people who have raise them to fight in dog fights. We have had the hardest time trying to find a permanent place to stay because of this bad rap that pit bulls have. Luckily, hotels don't have breed restrictions and allow any animal to stay in their establishments. While staying in a hotel has been fun, we would desperately like to find an apartment or house while my husband is at this job.
 We are suppose to be staying here in Michigan for over a year or longer. We have been here at the hotel for a little over two months. It's getting old not having a full size kitchen and a separate bedroom for my son. I wish people would get to know my dog ,before making an assumption based on breed. I know I can't be the only one with this kind of problem. I wish there was no such thing as dog fighting or animal cruelty in the world. We love our dog like she is our daughter and life wouldn't be the same without her. My husband says if he can't take his dog on the road with him to where he has to travel to to work, he would quit his job. Just like people, all dogs should be treated equally!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dead Beat Dad

My son just turned 12 this past Monday and it's a real shame that his biological father has never sent him a birthday card, Christmas gift, or Child Support. Not even a simple Phone call. Austin's biological father hasn't seen him since he was 9 mths old. I wish I could fixed this for my son, because I know he thinks about why his real father doesn't want nothing to do with him. Why can't dead beat dad's see want effect there non-existence has on a child. Just a simple gift or phone call would make my child feel special and like his biological father knows he exist. What's even worse is that the only contact we had from his real father is to request that he gives his rights up as his father. Child Support Enforcement is in the State of Florida and he is currently on probation with the State of Florida, but the State of Florida cannot collect a simple Court Ordered Support amount of a whopping 29.00 a week. His biological father has been on probation for over two years now. Something is definitely wrong with this picture. We as a society, should change the way the Child Support Enforcement is governed. Our children deserve better than this! Please tell me if you have similar problems or concerns. Maybe, together we can be heard!