Friday, February 27, 2009


I have never meant that statement so much in my life as today. My week started off like any other week, full of things to do. As I posted earlier in the week my youngest Kaylee had a dentist appt. on Tuesday. After the appt. we went out to lunch just her and I. It was a wonderful ending to a wonderful day. Well I think I had spoke to soon. She started feelin a bit sick later that night. The next morning I got up to get everybody else up and ready for school, when who should appear by herself and draggin her blanket but Kaylee. She said she didn't feel good. When I went to see what was wrong she started throwing up. Oh the joys of motherhood. So I get her fixed and proceed to go and get her brother I'm going into the livening room on the other side of the house I'm stepping in little puddles all over the floor. NO WE DON'T HAVE A PET, it was from Kaylee getting sick throughout the night. When asked she just said that she didn't want to wake us up! OH Dear Lord, wake me up please..... so I proceeded to do the first of 4 loads of laundry that didn't make it through the night. Her futon mattress didn't make it either ( we have been looking into a new bed for her). So I told the hubby to just fold it up and take it to the trash. So that started my Wednesday with a sick baby and yet another Dentist appt to get to. Lucky for me Greg was on the 3-11 shift and was able to take Sean to his appt. Kaylee was sick all day on Wed... but started feeling better later that evening and by morning VIOLA she was feeling even better, I kept her home on Thursday so she could get some rest. Well by 1:30 yesterday it all started again she was throwing up about every 20min. or so. Well not wanting to go through this for yet another day I took Kaylee in to the ER last night at 6:00 p.m. and we got out of there around 9:00 p.m. She has what everybody else has had it is a stomach bug that kicks ur butt. So lucky Kaylee got some booty medicine to help her quit throwing up. She slept through the night but will be home today though. I sure hope I'm no the down hill slide on this one and no one else in the house gets the crud.

Now for my personal Thursday! Me and Miss Hope have this deal going on that The Man takes the girls to school and I pick them up. Well on Thursdays I only need to pick up Kaylee because Alexis and Makenna have Chorus. Well me being the person of habit that I am went to get Kaylee from school yesterday like every Thursday..... waited in line for about 20 min. got up to the front they call my number and no girls...I thought what the heck. Then when the lady was trying to tell me that the girls weren't there we both figured out it was Chorus and I ALREADY had Kaylee at home!! And to top it off I had gone to a PC party a few weeks ago and then to a Adult party the other night. The gal from the Adult party had called the other day and had said that she would call back on Thursday. Well the lady from the PC party called instead and I .... thinking this was the Adult party consultant was running around trying to find my list of goodies to buy. As I got back to the phone and was complaining that I could find the books ect. she said that she had just finished up closing our friends Kerry's party and wanted to see when I wanted to hold mine. I thought to myself OMG I almost gave the PC lady my order for the Adult Party!!
So I kept my composure and finished up with the PC lady and got off the phone before I said something stupid. I don't know who had control of my brain yesterday but I hope they got it back to me last night. I cant go through another day like yesterday!

On to last night when I was getting ready for bed... I was hanging up the new shirts that I had gotten at the going out of business sale that Miss Hope talked about. Well I got a pink one and one with red white and blue stripes, they are small stripes so it is a bit busy. Well I have ADHD adn a bit of OCD not bad it is just some things need to be in certiane places. Well I didnt know how much of a monkey wrench a striped multi colored shirt could be to me. I had no color to put the damn thing with, I just stood there looking at my closet and wondering where will this one go. Oh dear lord I just need a vacation.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just a weird day

My morning yesterday started out like any other. The alarm rings at 6:00 a.m. I get out of bed and wake up Sean, ( he leaves at 6:30). Then I go to the kitchen and start making my coffee. You would think with the super whamadine coffee maker I have I would get it done the night before and set the timer but NO not me. Well I go to make the coffee and the coffee maker is still warm ... this is 6:15 in the morning! Needless to say I was a bit confused. When I went to wake up Brittani I asked her if she had gotten up and made some coffee earlier in the mornin. She looked at me like I had 2 heads.She responded with " Ummm no maybe daddy did it". Well hell I hadn't thought of that, I didn't even look to see if he had came home early and just jumped into bed. So I went to look and he wasn't in bed or even laying on the couch. So I just think it was Bubba.... Bubba is a ghost ( or at least I think it is a ghost) that has moved down stairs to my house since my upstairs neighbors has moved over a year ago. He doesn't do much except open my front door a few times a day. Greg said it was the air conditioning turning on but I pay attention and it opens up even if the air is off. Miss Hope can attest to this. She has been at my house when he opens up the door. So now he has moved to turning on my coffee pot, now if I can only teach him to make the coffee I would be great. After my kids came home Alexis was doing dishes and had forgot my coffee cup she grabbed it and looked at me and asked me if I was finished with it? I thought well it had been sitting there since morning so yeah I was finished. She said ok.... then it made me think of what had happened that morning, so I asked her why she asked me if I was finished, she said because the coffee was still warm!!! I thought wow this had been the weirdest day in awhile. Well enough of Bubba.

Kaylee my littlest one had a dentist appt. yesterday also. It was a good visit to the dentist. The dental tech said that the only problem she had with Kaylee is that she wouldn't quit talking long enough for the sealants would be able to set. So after the dentist we had a mommy-daughter day. I took Kaylee to Applebees for lunch, she was wonderful. I think it was due to the fact that she had my undivided attention. She had a slider and some fries.. that girl is all about the fries. She did such a good job on lunch I got her a treat.

Ok so maybe a Oreo Cookie Sundae wasn't the best choice but she was really good and that doesn't happen all the time. It was a good day with my baby!

Ya'll have a good hump day!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I got a Award!!

Whooohooo thank you Miss Hope..... ( doing the royal wave here) I'm just tickled that you thought of me. I know I'm new to this blogging stuff, but I want to thank all the people who made this possible. So as they say in the movies "Pay it Forward" Please forgive me as I don't have a bunch of bloggers that I know.

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find friends and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships will be propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly- written text into the body of their award."
1) Designs by Tiffany
2) The Book of Paige
3) Bonitas Thoughts
4) Lovely Yellow Ribbons
Don't forget to pass this on

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wonderful Weekend.

Wow what a busy and wonderful week I had last week. We all know how my Monday started off but the week did get a bit better. On Wednesday I purchased my tickets for my trip back home to Idaho, to see my daughter and son-in-law ( whom I have never meet) and my 3 grand babies whom I have never meet either. I'm totally excited about going to see all of them. I will be staying 7 days and my daughter Ashley has a whole list of things for us to do. I told her that I'm going there to see them not to be entertained. I fly into Jackson Hole,WY on April 14th, so we plan on making a day of it since I get in around noon.

From left to right is Leland,Brenden and Isabell. Now I wont be just a voice on the phone. I feel bad that we live so far away but there is nothing we can do right now .. Hooooyah... go Navy! But at least Ashley understands being a Navy Brat and all. There will lots of pictures of my vacation to Idaho to follow in April.

The rest of the week was busy I took my friend Judy to the airport on Friday she was going to Arizona for a wedding. On Saturday the big V-Day Greg didn't have work like we had anticipated on earlier on in the week so I gave Miss Hope a call and said we would be able to go out to dinner with them and John and Carla. We ate at a restaurant downtown that I hadn't been to in over 9 years. Even though we have been here for 2 1/2 we just have never made it back. So all 6 of us had dinner reservations at Seagulls for 5:30p.m. we were about 5 or so min. late. It was a nice place with good atmosphere. The poor waiter we had, I felt so bad for him. We pretty much figured that it was either his first day or this was the first day he was by himself. He was running around like a chicken with his head cut off. We didn't get out of there until 8:15 I kid you not. The restaurant wasn't bad the service wasn't all that good but I totally understand where the poor kid was coming from. I blame the bad service on the people who had him wait tables on Valentines Day all by himself. As far as the food goes it wasn't all that great. I don't think I will be going back. But as far as the people we had with us, I would give them Five Stars. As we were outside talking after we had paid our bills, I said to Miss Hope "That we don't have to just be with the One we love we can be with the ONES we love." it is good that we are far enough in our marriages that we can go out as a group on Valentines Day and have a great time. We really do need to do those group dinners more often, I had a GREAT time. Nothing better than a night out with good friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Valentines Day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New outlook on life.

This is my Alexis taking a self portrait on the way to get her eyes checked. She can use my new phone better than I can. I think somewhere they should be kid proof as not to make us adults look bad. Well the chick is getting some new glasses. She had been complaining for some time that she cant see the board. But she did the same thing last year and got another pair of glasses to the tune of $150.00 and I don't think she even wore them more than a handful of times. So needless to say I was a bit reluctant to take her in again to go over the same stuff. But the doc said that her eyes have gotten a bit worse, she is now Near Sighted. So around 4:00p.m. her daddy took her to get her new glasses. Greg said that she was so excited about being able to see that she barely let them adjust her glasses. So here she is with her new glasses getting ready for school this morning. When I went to wake her up the first thing she said is " I get to wear my new glasses!" We have told her that she needs to wear them all the time. So hopefully this will fix her having to struggle to see the board.

I have a quick question to ask all of you, these are things that roll around my head and gives me thing to bug Miss Hope about lol.

With the exception of husbands,children and pets, what would be the 5 most important things you would take with you if you had to evacuate in a hurry?
1) photo albums, baby books
2) Jewelery from Gems TV.
3) Kitchen Aid
4) sewing machine
5) Family pics

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Does it ever Stop?

For all of my planning and trying to keep on top of things it just seems like my days go from bad to worse in a heart beat. Yesterday started off as any usual Monday, got the kids out the door and finally had my second cup of coffee. I got on the IM's with Miss Hope as we usually do making our plans for the day. She was going to come over and help me make some more heat packs. She had said that she needed to keep her skills sharp and would love to help me. I was needing to get some done, as I had given mine and Neighbor Greg's heat packs to his mother and sister. I also was going to make a friend of mine one for her as she is having surgery today and I know how much my SIL loved hers after her surgery. I had IMd Miss Hope and told her I was going to start making them soon ,she said ok no problem. After 20 min. or so I I'm her again, she wrote back that she was in a family talk with her momma and it might take a bit. So I persevered and started on my own. In between making the heat packs I was able to schedule eye appts, Dr. appts and even get a load of laundry started.Time really flew by and it was Noon and The Man was comming home to have lunch with Miss Hope, so she said that she would come over after that. So needless to say it was soon time to go get the kids.
The Man has custody of our girls( both mine and Miss Hopes) in the morning and I have custody of the kids in the afternoon, this arrangement works out well for all. So I go to get the youngins and as I was driving I remembered that our speedometer was going all haywire. This had started on Saturday. I can be at a dead stop and my speed is is 50 mph. So with this gentle reminder I gave the Chevy dealership a call. I received the following news: " I need to take the Sub (suburban) in and they will see what type of cluster I need for the sub. It will take a day or 2 to get the part in and then it should only take a few hours to fix and it is only going to cost me $500-$600!! I thought I was a gonna have a hear attack. And to top it all off the damn thing was on a recall list a few years back and we farted around and when we finally got the damn thing in we had to many miles on it and they wouldn't fix it. So the moral of this short story is when the manufacture has a recall on your car/truck take it in right quick or it is a gonna cost you down the road. I'm still kicking myself in the butt for not getting it in when I had the chance.

Like the good friend that Miss Hope is she was able to come over and help me get the last few bags finished. I told her that I really shouldn't do those again by myself cuz a few of them that was supposed to be 5x11 turned out to be 4x11. And the bags that I had already had made were to big. So today I guess we will be fixing cases for the litty bitty ones. We have around 60lbs. or so of deer corn to get into bags. Hope you feeling froggy Miss Hope. OK I guess my rant is done. Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. Thank goodness Monday is over!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Manic Monday

Well a whole week has come and gone and this is the first chance I have had to write anything down. It just seems like my Mondays are a good time to get this done. Wow where to start, I usually start out the week with nothing to do, but by Tuesday I have my whole week filled. Sometimes I wish there was 2 of me so one of me could rest, eat bon bons and just be a slacker!

Monday was a good quiet day last week, Tuesday however started the run for the weekend! I had a meeting on Tuesday to show some of the wives the new cup that I had made for the Dolphin Auction, I'm the Beverage Committee Chair. I need to explain a little how me and my girls roll. We are a pretty tight knit group, we would do anything for each other ( even bail one another out of jail if needed, and yes we have talked about this lol.) So even though I was the one that said OHHHH I will chair that committee, my girls are behind me 110% and are willing to either succeed or fail right along with me. Now that is what I call BEST FRIENDS. So with that said, we were throwing around ideas for the auction. We started out with Pitchers of beer. OHHH what a great idea, until my hubby popped our bubble and said how are we gonna clean the pitchers. So we moved on to the stadium cups, then thought it was a great idea to have something printed on them.

This is done on a Navy Blue cup with Gold lettering, it looks great! I spent probably 3 days of emailing the lady who was doing the cups, then forwarding the emails to my gals for proof reading cuz I miss things. So it really is a combined effort with us, with each of us bringing something new and different to the table and no one had the need to be the BOSS. I just want to say I really LURV my peeps.
Thursday was just a full day of running around getting misc. stuff done. I had done something to my back when we had compass a few weeks ago, my stubborn self keeps forgetting to take it easy and not lift things that makes my back worse. I HAD to get some stuff at the commissary, Wal*art ect. I HAD to get some more deer corn, my mother in law needed a bag cuz dumb old Miami doesn't have stuff like that. I got 2 of the last 5 that they had at Wal*art.
Friday came and I had a butt load of stuff to do, and for all the planning that I did ( I'm so on having a plan) my children seem to put a monkey wrench into the whole thing. AHHHH such is life, just got to learn to go with the flow. My father-in-law was able to spend the weekend with us, the kids just love it when he comes to visit. Now that we live closer both he and my mother-in-law hopefully will be able to visit more often and we should be able to go down more often too.

Monday, February 2, 2009

It's Monday

Wow what a busy week last week. We had 3 days of Compass, had a wonderful turn out. Well on day one we had to move from one of the class rooms at one end of the chapel to the fellowship hall at the other end of the chapel. So we put everyones notebooks in a big box and I took them down to the fellowship hall. I really didn't think it was that heavy, it wasn't a problem getting it down there. But I tell ya by the last day my back was really hurting. So this weekend I have been in my jammies taking muscle relaxers, and sleeping the weekend away. I didn't figure out what I could have done to hurt my back until yesterday. I just thought it was me in heels standing for a long time. I guess it is a combination of me getting on in years and not realizing that I'm no spring chicken, more like a old hen. Could someone hand me my walker and some depends. This is crazy I'm a 21 year old trapped in a 43 year old body. I'm seriously thinking bout trading this body in for a newer model. Well I guess that is my rant for the day. I hope everyone enjoyed their Super Bowl weekend. And just a little FYI Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so now we have 6 more weeks of winter to look forward to.