Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Me: ....think you're a really good....
Me: Yes! Psychic! That's the word. The only word I could think of was v0yuer and I knew that was totally NOT the right word.
MIL: (bursting into laughter) Ah, I needed a good laugh today!
I got home and typed v0yuer into www.dictionary.com and made sure I knew what it meant and am somewhat shocked at myself for having that word in the forefront of my mind. Especially while talking to my mil!! lol I'm glad she has a good sense of humor.
Monday, December 17, 2007
So this all started with a conversation about our Christmas with that side of the family and how she doesn't want to go after what happened at our last get together. According to her, our step-mom and our grandma (who really does like to get in everyone's business) jumped on her and told her that she should get a double mastectomy. Honestly I was there and no one ever said anything remotely close to that, but that's how she interpreted what they were trying to say to her. A little back history. Our mom died from breast cancer, our aunt died from ovarian cancer. We are high risk. My sister is 34 and has never been to a gyn. Our mom died when she was 40 when she died. They were trying to tell her that getting check ups were the key to preventing this disease. But my sister is so set in her ways that she thinks she knows her body well enough that if she were to get the disease, she would be able to handle it. Why wait to get the disease? It's like she's just waiting to get cancer. Like she expects it. It makes me sick. She's not married, no kids, doesn't date, lives with our maternal grandmother out in the sticks. She has surrounded herself with old people. And at times I know she blames me. She told me once that I'm living the life she always wanted, but now she's stuck taking care of grandma. I know that Grandma would want her to be happy. Would want her to get out and see people her own age. It's just so frustrating that she thinks she's being all martyr like and really all I see is a sad, old, bitter woman stuck in a 34 year old's body.
I just need to move past this. This is going to occupy my thoughts today I can tell and I really don't want those thoughts in there. I just want some happiness for her, but don't know how to help her find it.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I feel like time goes too fast. The days are too short and I don't get done the things I need/want to get done. Some things aren't as important as others, but I guess not having any clean underwear can be a problem come shower time. Hm...
Off I go to tame the kids and work my cleaning magic.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Then tonight as we are getting our older two in bed, Ryan is crying because he wants the stuffed animal that Reagan has and well...we know how pretty that can be. So Bon comes in with a bouncy ball and tells Ryan that if he stops crying, he can have the glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball. Ryan was immediately silent and awestruck that he could have the ball. He wanted the lights off right away. Bon gives me this panicked look, like "oh crap...it doesn't really glow..." But he shuts off the light and I say to Ryan "oh cool!!! Can you see it?" Ryan's response "no". lol So we say that it's a darker-in-the-dark ball and the darker it is, the darker the ball gets and we are totally playing up how cool that is to have. Ryan bought into it and was asleep in 5 minutes. *phew* We escaped that nightmare!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A random product review: Arby's new toasted subs. The turkey and bacon club is to die for. So yummy! Pair it with some curly fries with cheddar and you're good to go.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So a little update. The cold. Still hanging around. You think my head would run out of things to put in a tissue, but alas, every 15 minutes I blow my nose. I don't sound so much like a man anymore. My mother-in-law said it was more like Rachel Ray.
The onion smell. It's back. And you want to know what it is? It's the treadmill. Gross. Beyond disgusting. At least when I'm on the treadmill, my nose isn't against the belt. Well...usually anyway. ;)
Turkey trot. I'm "running" in our local Turkey Trot this year with three other girls from my ward and maybe a guy. 5 miles. Holy. Crap. I am so not ready. The one girl's goal is to finish in under an hour, even if it's 59:59. My husband keeps asking me if I'm ready and he knows the answer because he asks it with a huge grin on his face. Yeah, I'm ready to look like a complete idiot. Sure!! I do that well. lol
Bunko. Who knew it was so hard to start a bunko group? Not me, but I do now. We're having our mock night this coming Saturday so that those who have no idea how to play can learn. I'm just excited for the food that people will be bringing. Ahhhh....treats. And I wonder why I'm not losing weight....
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Off to lay down with my kid again. Up for the third time in an hour.....
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
About the page layout. I am sooooo HTML challenged, that I'm not sure I'll ever get it changed. I do have my header, but other than that.... I'm still thinking about changing it though. ;)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I braved life today and we invited one of Reagan's best friends over. They were pretty good and even though Ryan was being a total punk, everyone seemed to get along well. Ryan did come downstairs towards the end of her time here and pouted to me that he didn't have a friend. So I played with him a little and he was okay. After getting the kids in bed, I ran to Target and Helzberg diamonds to see what the charge would be to get my wedding ring resized. My fingers are a little fatter than 8 years ago and wearing my wedding band makes my finger sore. Now I'm home and should be heading to bed soon.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I have so many projects lined up that I don't think I'll ever get them done. I think I need to write them all down and try to have them all done in a certain time frame, or I know I'll never get them done. I'm starting to feel like I need another 12 hours added on to my day, so I can get everything done.
This week is our 8 year anniversary! It seems so weird do have it be that long. Like, when did we become grown-ups?! We aren't old enough to have a 4 year old! And a house and a minivan! Gosh! We will probably celebrate our day on Saturday though, since my husband will be out of town on that day. Plus, Friday night is Bunko night! I'm looking forward to that. Even though I will feel all that anxiety again. I worry too much. Just be me. I need to put that on a magnet or something or have that be my mantra.
I'm trying to clean my whole house this week. Let's see if I can do it! I'm so lazy... lol
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Life has been hard on me lately, but I keep praying that I'll get the strength I need each day and just live it one day at a time. I am planning a Primary Activity for Saturday. It should be fun!
Well, I need to feed my kids lunch. Hopefully I'll keep this going, because I know how much you all missed me. ;)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I'm staring to get more organized. And I'm loving it! I have the kid's toys in bins in the basement/toy room/family room. Reagan's room is no longer a chaotic mess of toys since taking them all out. All she has in there now are books, stuffed animals and her dress up clothes, which are shoved in a dresser drawer. Ryan has a toybox in his room with odds and ends toys. And our room??? NO TOYS!!! Ahhhhhh.... lol It's great.
This week I hope to accomplish these goals:
- run/exercise 4 times
- put books on bookshelf
- finish laundry AND put it away
- finish cleaning garage
- sell pool on craigslist
- possibly find a push mower on craigslist
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
I was in 4th or 5th grade and thought I looked great! But the hair! Oh my heck! It's poofy and mulletish! And there is so much of it that I could hide a small furry something in there, or maybe even a large furry something. And to go with the big hair, big glasses. Because really, who didn't have big glasses in the 80's?!
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
There isn't much to post about. OH! Reagan had her birthday and has been telling people that "My mommy says I'm gonna be 4 ALL WEEK!!!" I look at her and am amazed at how much she has grown. The baby chub is going away (maybe because of her pickiness at meal times), she is tall and lanky. And she is beautiful. And she has spunk. Almost daily she'll say something and I'll wonder where she learned/heard/saw that and it hits me that she is really absorbing the things in her environment. My husband said we need to teach her how to pick good friends, because she is such a follower. She loves being around other "big girls" and doing big girl things. She recently told the primary chorister, in front of the whole jr. primary, that "my mom says you don't do it right". Ack! Talk about total embarrassment!! *sigh* Luckily the chorister didn't think much of it, but now every time she starts saying "my mom says" I get a little short of breath and break out in a sweat. :)
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I can make milk.
I can sing songs with my children.
I can talk for hours with my best friend.
I can laugh.
I can daydream about organization.
I can play airplane with my kids and get a good leg workout.
I can pray.
I can sing.
I can choose to not be offended.
I can be silly.
I can love deeply.
I can miss greatly.
I can smile at strangers and make them smile back.
I can color with my kids.
I can be.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
My kids are all asleep at this very moment. Ahhh....peace.
My best friend had her ultrasound yesterday and I saw pictures today and it is so cute! I am so excited for them!
Reagan and Ryan are really good kids. Even though they have meltdowns and tantrums, they listen and mind me about 98% of the time.
I got a whole bunch of material from my mother-in-law. Don't know what I'll make with it, but I've got it!
I went shopping today with her also (my mother-in-law (mil, for short)) and it was fun. My fil (father-in-law) has been working from home a lot lately and it's driving her a little nuts. She was so excited when I called so she could get out of the house and not feel guilty.
I got my dh (dear husband) some new dress/work pants today at Penneys. I hope he like them.
I also got some new tarts to melt in my tart warmer. I love Yankee Candle. I got a new one, at least new to me, that smells divine. Cranberry and something else. mmm....I wish I could suck it in my nose and smell it all the time.
I have a really cute, happy baby. He's getting so big and if I hold him too long, my arms ache. He's a heavyweight. But cute. And smiley. And did I mention cute? ;)
We're supposed to be getting a new carseat shipped to us pdq. When we ordered it, it was backordered and so they said approx. 3 weeks. Tomorrow will be three weeks and I'm really hoping it comes! He's definately outgrown the weight on his infant seat. But not by much. He might be just at the limit.
I was telling my dh some of my gardening plans and he nodded the entire time, agreeing with it all. Hmmm...I wonder if it'll actually happen this year?
Um, that's all I can think of at the moment. My brain is starting to slow down. ;)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
But do you ever feel like you should wear a sign that says "I often put my foot in my mouth!" I do. And man, do I. Sometimes I feel like if I'm not putting my foot in my mouth, then I'm saying something totally offensive to someone or saying something that makes me sound like a racist/prejudiced/you name it kinda person. Which I'm totally not. I've put my foot in my mouth a couple of times lately and I'm thinking that maybe I should really just keep my comments to myself. But hey, if you ask for them.... ;)
Monday, February 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Well, my kids are in destruction mode. My throat hurts from yelling at them while vacuuming. Don't ask...I was ready for bed when I woke up.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
- After much begging by my girl, we made spritz cookies this morning. My older two decorated them with colored sugar before baking and I think we made about a million.
- I cleaned the two full-baths today. I even had to re-scrub the floor in one because it smelled like dirty butt. It was gross. It didn't smell like dirty butt when I started cleaning the first time, but after washing it. Go figure!
- I picked up the laundry off my bedroom floor that has been there since oh...November! and *gasp* put. it. away!!! "No way!" you say. And to that I say "Yeah way!"
- And then I vacuumed said floor. Yeah. Go ahead. I know you want to do the whole Elaine from Seinfeld 'Get out!' complete with a push. I'll brace myself.
- I also washed the dishes.
- And made dinner.
So what that I didn't shower or even put a bra on today. I cleaned. Seriously folks, I could start a trend around here. And just to get some bonus points...today's dinner was the third (that's a 3 with an rd after it) dinner I've made this week....in a row. I know, I know. I'm such the homemaker....