Melissa Kaylene: I'll Choose To Make Lemonade

Friday, December 7, 2012

I'll Choose To Make Lemonade

Just when I least expected it, life throws some more curveballs your way. Literally within minutes of publishing my last blog post, my trusty laptop that I used nearly daily for the past four years decided to cross over to the point of no return and the motherboard gave out. Needless to say I was slightly devastated.
It seems as if timing is everything, and this was no exception to the rule. Wayne had a terrible abcessed tooth that had to have a root canal, and he only had $200 left on his insurance. The work ended up costing more than originally quoted and totalled up a whopping $1700 dollars. There goes my dreams of a new laptop out the door for a while.
So here I am on my phone attempting to use the Blogger app for my Android, and I'm not really loving it. But I thought I'd give it a whirl and see how this works :).
The week hasn't been only frustrations....there has been good things too. Emma had her preschool Christmas Program last night and it always puts a huge smile on my face to watch them try their hardest up on the stage.
Anika got her first report card and after a struggle the first half of the term, she's stepped up her game, turned in all of her papers, and is doing well.
I've been trying hard lately to get the house back into order still, first I'm working on going through and picking up and cleaning each room and then I hope to go back through and organize things better.
Tomorrow will be a full family day, starting off with breakfast with Santa and our towns Christmas bazaar. Anika has two basketball games, and then we plan on finally getting our tree and 'trimming' it tomorrow evening. Sunday Wayne and I both have to work, so we are squeezing the whole weekend into one day! 
                                            - Melissa


  1. I know the frustrations of a dead laptop! My motherboard quit, too, after 4 years and I just about broke down. I never quite realized just how much importance a silly little computer could hold but it does! Photos, music, contacts, etc. I sometimes forget that technology isn't fool proof. But so glad to here about some of the highlights of your week! Hope things keep looking up for you and your family! :)

  2. Hi! Found your blog on the blog hop! Excited to connect with you! Would love a visit from you over at Moms Surviving Kids!

  3. I am a new follower from the GFC Collective! Glad to have found you! I hope you will hop over and follow back!
    Merry Christmas,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  4. You have such a cute family!

    I found your blog through the blog hop and I'm your newest follower.
    Check out my blog and follow me back!


  5. Hi there!!! I am Hanna and I found you through the blog hop!! I love making new friends and your blog is lovely. I am your newest follower:) Happy Holidays! You can find me over at
    xooxxo Hanna

  6. So sorry to hear about your laptop and those pesky dentist bills (they're never fun!).

    It's great that you have some fun Christmas events planned to help end the week on a positive note! :-)

    It was nice having you link up at last week's Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. :-)

  7. Hi Melissa,
    New follower here from the Grow Your Blog hop!Great blog:)
    Keep it up!