Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I have found that another part of this whole grown-up thing that I am going to reluctantly conform to is scheduling and using a day planner. In the last three days I have forgotten two appointments as well as several other things that I need to do... like pay the phone bill so it didn't get disconnected... called my house yesterday to hear... do do doooo we're sorry this number... etc. etc.

The only solution that I can come up with is that I should use a day planner or something of the sort to keep myself organized. Here is the problem.... I rarely carry my purse with me so how am I supposed to write stuff down or look at it even if it isn't with me. My fried Holly leaves it on her counter at home and looks at it everyday. I guess I could leave it on my desk.. but again I can't carry my desk around with me. I am pretty sure that if I had one of those trendy pda phones my life would be a bit more organized... or would it? I would probably just leave it at home or in the pocket of the pants I wore the day before!

Anyone have some amazing way for me to make my memory actually work?


Monday, August 28, 2006


When I woke up this morning the first thing I did was look at my blog! Ain't she cute? A few weeks ago one of my chat buddies redid her blog so.... I asked if I could have her old template. She had a bit of work to do... and being that I am technologically deficient I think I added to her work. Anyway, she did an AWESOME job and I love it! Now, if I can only figure out how to link people I will be good! ha ha

If you like my new look give a shout out to looneybin4sure . She is thinking about going to school for this stuff... I think she would do great!!!!!

On a side note, can I just say that being an adult is highly overrated? Getting up at 6am to be at work by 7:30 and then not getting home until 5... who's idea was that? What person or intity decided that the work day had to start so dang early? Will I ever get used to this? And, when are you supposed to do laundry if you aren't ever home? Questions, Questions?


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What in the World?

You all remember my little red car, right? And you remember my sweet black dog and her puppies, right? Well, this morning after Robert left for work, he called me to tell me to look out the window. Can you guess what I saw? Yep, my stupid dogs were sitting on top of my car. I forcefully removed them from my car... but when I got ready to leave about 30 min later Boots (momma dog) was again perched on top again..

A few days ago, I mentioned to Robert that I was noticing some weird scratches on my car... I think I might know where they are coming from. We have considered putting it up for sale... but that can't be done until September. So... any suggestions of how to solve this problem? My hubby has some solutions, but they aren't very nice, so I need your help!


Sunday, August 20, 2006

LIfe's Challenges

Ok... I quit... Can I do that? Can I just say that if anything else that costs money or time happens my head will explode? In the last few weeks we have had our air conditioning unit go out... to the toon of 2100$, my slave pump on my camaro go out... to the toon of 45$, the kids started school and needed school clothes... afraid to admit how much that cost, lunch money... oh my goodness... dentist appts... can you say 7 cavities for the 8 yr old.... Anyway, we are now officially broke and have about 3 weeks until I have any money (other than Robert's paychecks) coming in. I know that the Lord is good... and I am impressed that we have actually had the money to take care of the things that have happened... but come on.... I am tired of this!

On a lighter note... We went to the drive-in last night and saw Barnyard: The Original Party Animals and The Ant Bully. Ant Bully was ok... if I had boys they probably would've loved it... but my girls slept through it. Barnyard, on the other hand, was hilarious. My hubby was concerned that the bulls and cows were all pictured with utters... Bulls do not have utters, but other than that it was great! At one point a cow is in labor and the pig says things like "Wow... I bet that hurts" and "What if it gets stuck?"... you could hear the laughter from the cars around us... it made me laugh.... As I type this I am struck with the idea that it might not have been that funny... it really could've been that fact that it was midnight and I was tired! Anyway, go see for yourself and let me know!


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Show Me Yours

Since I'm always one to play things like this here goes... O Mama Mia has a new challenge... it is to show our table... or the places that we eat... so here goes.

This is where we actually eat most of our meals... in front of the TV in fact... I know, I know, research shows... but what can I say... I'm a sucker! My living room is never actually this clean... I stayed up last night getting it done because I know that I am going to have to stay on top of things now that I am working!

This is the bar where I try to make the girls eat.... when it is cleaned off.... which actually happens more often than not! Look at the ugly bar stools that I bought with the intentions of repainting and recovering... a year ago... still not done!

And this is the dining room table that belong to my husband's great grandma's table... It is a little short so hubby doesn't actually like to eat at it... says it hurts his legs... It has become a hanging place for the kids school clothes... they put them there the night before and then they know where there clothes are when they get up at the butt-crack of dawn!

So... I've shown you mine... let's see yours... come on... play along!


Monday, August 14, 2006

First Day of School!

Look at my girls! Today was the first day of school! Kali started kindergarten... Megan started third grade! I have never seen soooo many crying moms in all my life. I mean come on... it's school... they come home in 8 hrs or less... why the tears? I had no tears... no sadness... only excitement about what the year was going to bring... and maybe a little dread about how Kali was going to handle all the rules and regulations of kindergarten. I called Robert when I left the school to check if I was a bad mom... I mean if soooo many moms were crying maybe I am insensitive or something... he assured me that it was ok to be ready for them to go back to school!

I did see the twins today... apparently CPS was called but conveniently every time they showed up the family was gone from the house. Hopefully they will show up now that school has started... especially since the girls are expected at school and CPS can see them there. I was relieved to see that the girls seemed to be fine... but I am a bit concerned about the efficiency of CPS if in the past 2 weeks they couldn't manage to track down some 9 year old twins.

Anyway... I know that school doesn't start until tomorrow for many of you... hope your kids have a great day!


Thursday, August 10, 2006

My Friend

Just wanted to update you on my friend... she went back to the doctor today and although her numbers had increased, when they did the sonogram the sac was starting to separate and blood was pooling.. which means that a miscarriage is imminent.

I spoke with her this afternoon... she said that she and her husband prayed for a healthy baby... so she feels like this is God's will and she is ok.... she is still crying for her loss... but at peace.

Thanks for the prayers and kind words...


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Praying for a Miracle

Ok ladies... start the prayers!! I have a friend, whom I love, who found out that she might've miscarried. I say might've because there is a chance that because of her tilted uterus the sonogram is wrong. So I am asking each of you to start praying...

Her sonogram was last Thursday... and they did bloodwork on that day and again on Monday... her numbers went up, which could be hopeful... but she has had almost a week of not knowing... a week of wondering and praying... and hoping while guarding her heart. She goes in for more blood work on Thursday and her prayer is that she will know something... she would like for her numbers to sky rocket and all would be well... but she is afraid to be hopeful.

So... I am asking each of you to pray. I am praying for a miracle for my dear friend... I want to be able to rejoice with her on Thursday afternoon...


Monday, August 07, 2006


About a week ago... the morning after we got back from Six Flags, in fact... I was abruptly awoken by knocking on my door... I thought it was one of my kids at my bedroom door, but when I looked no one was there. I was exhausted after the day at Six Flags... and it took me a bit to figure out the pounding was coming from an outside door. I went to the back door... no one there... the pounding started again, obviously at the front door. At this point I was a bit ticked, because I wanted to be asleep. I yelled "hello" and heard giggles coming from the front yard.

Again... still extremely tired and getting grumpier by the second... my first thought was "that better not be my girls"... I quickly realized that the giggling was coming from the twins who live up the road... about a mile away from our house. Did I mention that it was 2:45 in the morning? You read it right... 2:45 AM... I asked what they needed and their response "We were wondering if you would let us sleep in your floor"... I was still not completely clear headed at this point... all I could say was "huh?" I let them in... asked a few questions about what the girls... who are all of 9 yrs old... are doing out of their house... and what about their parents.... and then I went to wake up Robert... this was definitely not something I could handle on my own.

Well, apparently the girls had decided that they needed to run away from home and that my home was a great place to run to. They had opened their window and climbed out without their parents hearing and walked to our house. Did I mention that there was no moon on this night? and that we live in the country? Where there are coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes.... etc? and we live a MILE from their home?

When Robert got up, he decided that we should call the sheriff who lives up the road... Robert didn't mention any names but the sheriff knew exactly who he was calling about... he said something about them doing this a couple of times before. Anyway, the sheriff showed up, not very happy about being awoken at 3am... and took the girls home. He said he was going to call the authorities (what was he?) and have it taken care of. So... if this has happened before why haven't the authorities been called before?

We haven't heard anything from the sheriff or the parents of the girls... and I am concerned... do I call and check on things? or do I wait for CPS to show up on my door to ask about it? Robert said he would see the sheriff this week and could ask what happened. Guess that will have to do....


Blog makeover

I have a problem... I have blog envy... everywhere I look people have cool blogs with links and blogrolls and fun pictures... what do I have? I have dots.... dots that I am SICK of. So... if anyone feels sorry for me and would like to make my blog all cool lookin' please let me know!


Friday, August 04, 2006

Emotional Breakdown

My children love the cartoon Lilo & Stitch... always have... but apparently they have an unnatural attachment to the little blue creature...

The kids were sitting in the playroom watching "Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch" and all of a sudden I hear sobs coming from both children... when I say sobs I mean heartwrenching my world is coming to an end sobs... Robert and I both started asking what was up... can anyone guess what it was??? Come on, guess!!! Well apparently Stitch dies in the movie (sorry if I ruined the storyline for ya)... but he comes back. The girls had only gotten to the stitch died part and were very upset over it.

What does it mean when your children cry over a dead cartoon character?


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Life's great questions?

Summer has exactly 11 days left... or at least it does for my kids, who start school in exactly 11 days. Where did the time go? I feel like the last 10 weeks has just flown by.

Sorry it has been a while since I posted... it seems that since finding out I had a job, life has been even more hectic... lots of meetings and a day trip to six flags to celebrate. That celebration made me wonder what I was thinking! hA HA

There is a couple at church whom I have had a difficult time relating too... they are very judgmental and legalistic... and I never know exactly what to say in response to some of their ideas (oh, and they are the facilitators of my class). In class on Sunday, a discussion occurred about drinking and going to clubs... as the couple made clear their views I sat quietly... not wanting to say anything, because I was afraid that it would become word vomit... for those not sure what I mean by that... it is when you start to speak and it just keeps coming... you cannot make it stop.
Anyway, there is a group of us... hubby and I included... who go out to a local dance hall/bar/club about once every other month for an evening of dancing. We do drink a couple... and we dance to all the music... but I have a difficult time finding error in our ways... although, this couple must have spent lots of time coming up with all the ways we are wrong. We are not there for the meat market... no one drinks excessively... so... I'm having a hard time with this idea that we are doing something awful.
I understand how people can look at clubs and not want to go... they are loud, smoky, and tend to be "meat markets"... but I do not see how going with my husband to dance for 3 hrs could be considered evil or wrong.
Now, I am not trying saying that I have never been in sin at the club... I have for a long time gone without my husband for an evening of dancing and drinking with friends... I have danced with people that I shouldn't have and I have probably danced in ways I should not have. But... that is not the argument here... I have seen the error in my ways... I have straightened up... I am not longer binge drinking and I only go out with my hubby... so how can what we do now be sooooo very wrong?
I know that I will probably never change their opinion... but I would like to know your opinions on the matter....