Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Comfortable....


Been awhile since I've posted. I had a free minute or two at work so I decided to get back on the ball.....computer....blog.

We had a great Thanksgiving here. I hope everyone else out there did too. We went to Hot Springs, AR to see family. The leaves were all red and gold, very pretty. We took our time and had fun. Stopped at Natural Falls State Park. If you ever have a chance to go I recommend it, the views from the top and base are breath-taking.

Chris has been switched to day shift for 2 weeks to train on another project. I'm over-joyed to have my husband at night, although I feel bad about his schedule getting messed with. So, last night we sat down to watch SATC2. (We didn't get through it all, we were both ready for bed. ) something that Carrey said made me think. "We need to work on the sparkle."

Her character was complaining that they were becoming too "Mr. and Mrs.", she was frustrated that he was all right with sitting at home with her and watching TV. It got me to thinking; "What's wrong with that? I feel privileged (not to mention it somehow make me feel safe) that Christopher and I are comfortable enough with each other to just sit. We don't have this need to fill the silence all of the time.".

I think that a part of growing old together is just being able to "Be". There may not always be butterflies, looks and health will someday fade, but if there is love you shouldn't have too much to worry about. Just my two cents on the topic. Until next time, God bless you and yours.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OMG I MIGHT Actually Be Getting Into The Christmas Spirit...


Okay, for those of you out there who don't know me here's a little bit of information for you. I can not stand it when Christmas things happen before Thanksgiving. By Christmas things I mean, the decorating, the music, the advertising in the stores (commercials I expect). The only thing Christmas like that I don't mind happening before Thanksgiving is getting my shopping done.
Well, this year might be different. We went to Bass Pro Shop last Friday, they had all of their Christmas decorations out. UGH! I was so annoyed.
It was pouring rain, my umbrella broke, and then I have to step into a place that crams Christmas down your throat before Thanksgiving even hits. Pretty soon we're just just going to shove Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas together that way we can get all of the advertising done at once. We'll call it "Hallgivingmas" where we'll put spiders on the pilgrims turkey and place Santa next to it.
Okay, on with my story. Now that I've got that out of my system...we went into Bass Pro Shop and BAM! they might as well smack you over the head with a Christmas tree. I was just about to gripe about it while taking off my coat and then working on Claire's. I looked at her and she was in awe of this Christmas tree. Her whole face was lit up like, well, like a Christmas tree. She pointed and said "Wow Momma!".
Right then and there my heart grew. I pictured that scene from the animated version of the Grinch. You know the one where they take the X-ray machine and watch his heart grow when he discovers the Christmas spirit. Well, I think that mine might have done a smaller version of that.
So, here I am, getting in the Christmas spirit BEFORE Thanksgiving. What's wrong with me?! What have I turned into?! It's not because I'm a mom is it?! I'll have to think that one through. So, until next time, God bless you and yours.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Amazon...

Another short blog today.
I'm excited, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Enough people have asked Amazon to stop selling the book mentioned in yesterdays post. Guess what?! I got an email this morning about that book. Here it is:
Hello,

This book is no longer available for sale.
Thank you for your recent inquiry.
Best regards,Taruni R
Amazon.com

Thank you to all of those out there who helped make this happen. I went on the website, and while they still have it listed, there is no image, and if you click on it it takes you to a page that has an error from Amazon on it. I can live with that. AND it means that I can still shop online through them. So, until next time, God bless you and yours.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This makes me SICK!


Okay, not a long blog today. Just wanted to share some information for all of you out there in cyber-land.
Any mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, if you have a kid or know someone who does, or if this makes you as sick as it makes me. Please feel free to share and not shop at Amazon until they agree to not sell things like this anymore.
Okay, my rant is over. This is something that I need to pray about I have decided. Just leaves a BAD taste in my mouth. Until next time, God bless you and yours.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'll miss this...

I've been off of work since Friday. I have had so much fun being with Claire full time. Even going through potty training drama, it's been so much fun. A bad day with my family beats a good day at work ALWAYS.
I could do this full time momma thing. Too bad the economy won't allow it. We went through potty training boot camp. It was pretty good. She still has some trouble during meal time and nap time. We're going to work on night time training when she fully has the hang of it.
SO,...tomorrow we're going to be sending my little girl to day care in her "big girl undies". Still going to send the pull-ups for nap and meal times. I'm excited!
All I can think about is not wanting to go back to work tomorrow, and wondering how Claire will do tomorrow. So I'll quit blogging while I'm ahead, before I start rambling on about Dora undies, and toddler giggles. So until next time, God bless.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween....

Well, it was a very fun Halloween in this house hold. I took off Friday because the town that we live in did trick-or-treating downtown that day. It was a lot of fun. We took our little Abby Cadabby out to get candy and have fun. We also took some great pictures of on the square.
She had so much fun. She said "or treat", her version of trick-or-treat, and thank you to everyone who gave her candy. There was a mini-haunted house that we went through (it was no more than 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. There was black drapes, spider webs and 3 monsters handing out candy. I was thinking..."This won't be too bad, Claire should be fine." I thought wrong. We walked in, fine, got to the first monster, she got a little scared so we just passed without taking the candy. By the time we got to the second monster she was in full out panic mode, trying to climb up my legs and hide at the same time. So, needless to say/type, we hightailed it out of there.
Then Saturday morning we went to our mommy and me art class. Got to decorate sugar cookies, she LOVES her sugar by the way. Then we headed home to attempt our three day potty training method, which I am making a three and a half day. So far it's very trying. But still crossing my fingers. Until next time, God bless

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Let it Rain.

It's raining, it's pouring, this momma is about to be snoozing. What?! Is that not how the song goes? Well, you know what? That's how it's going to go tonight. I've been running around crazy. I think that my work schedule is starting to get to me.
This morning we were supposed to have a meeting and I didn't get the text until i was walking into work wondering where everybody was. As soon as I read the text I started to bawl. I just broke down. Stressed much? I was told hopefully our schedules will be back to normal sometime after the middle of October. It won't come soon enough.
So, on with Thankful Thursday:

1.) Overtime; it makes my check a little nicer.

2.) Rain puddles. Or rather Claire Splashing in rain puddles. Made my day.

3.) DVR. I'm so stinking tired tonight that I'm not going to even watch any of the premiers that I'm so excited to see. So NO TELLING!

4.) My husband. I called him this morning upset. Through out the day he would text me asking how I was. It just really touched me that he took time out of his sleep schedule to make sure I was all right.

5.) Baby kisses, and giggles, and hugs. Or I should say toddler kisses, giggles and hugs. After a hard day I needed all of that.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Bad Mamma Jamma...


It's official. I love going shooting guns! I was always one of those people who were scared of guns. It's not that I didn't want other people to not have them, I just didn't want to have anything to do with them. Until last Saturday.
Now, I'm in love. I got to shoot and AR-15, a 22, a 12 gauge semi-auto, and a 40 glock. I went Skeet shooting and hit 4 out of 5. I've decided that it's addicting, a stress reliever, and something that I need to do more of.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Manic Monday...


So, another week is upon us. Too bad, the weekend never lasts long enough. What a busy weekend it was.
I had to work Friday, then Saturday I gave blood and had my little girls second birthday party. It was a lot of fun, most of my husbands family was there. My family is mostly spread out so they weren't there.
I'm glad that my little girl was too little to notice that only one other kid was there. Thank you Amy and Brooklyn.
It's pretty sad when the friend that you've known the least amount of time can show up and my other friends that I've known since high school or shortly after can't be bothered. It just kind of upset me. They can't even call or anything. I'm there for every birthday, party, etc. that I get invited to. The only ones that I don't go to are the adult parties and I don't have a sitter.
All right, vent over. It was still a really cute party. Claire would say "cute" every time she opened up clothes. She was so excited about all of the fuss. It's just so sad that my little girl is getting so big. Well, I have to keep cleaning house, so until next time, God bless.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Okay, here's my Thankful Thursday blog post. I know that I haven't posted in awhile, and I'm sorry all of you who read my blog. I just need to get off (or on) my butt and start doing it. It's my way to let my thoughts out. So, here we go.

I am thankful for:

1.) Getting my HYLA vacuum to work. We bought it at a pawn shop YEARS ago. The instruction manual is in Dutch/German. Needles to say, I didn't understand ANY of it. So, I finally got on youtube and looked it up. And...wa-la! It works, and works very, very well.

2.) My IPhone. Just got one a few weeks ago and LOVE it. Seriously, you can't understand the obsession unless you have one. How did I ever function without it? It has my email, my calendar...EVERYTHING on it.

3.) That October is getting closer and closer. We are working so much overtime and after October 12 we can finally have days off. I'm thinking I may need a week off. Doubt it happens, but hey, hopefully it'll be here before we know it.

4.) Christmas. I am thankful for Christmas, it is just around the corner. I am thankful that I had decided to put $10 on a Wal-Mart gift card every time I went to Wal-Mart. Because of that Now there is over $600 on the card. I have a feeling that Christmas is going to be a lot less stressful.

5.) My family. They are wonderful. I had to stay home with Claire yesterday. She didn't feel well but was still a sweetie. She took a nap, and I even got to take a nap. Then Christopher and I got to spend some much needed time together.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Manic Monday...

Just another Manic Monday for this momma. I've been working over time and long hours. Sucks, sucks, sucks. To top it all of I have to go in for an early meeting tomorrow.
Well, on another topic I got to try out my HYLA vacuum today. Chris got it from the pawn shop and it has been sitting in our garage for about 2 years. The only instruction manual that I could find is in German. Sure, there were lots of informational videos, but nothing showing me how to use it. I decided to wing it, and I'm glad that I did. I vacuum with a Kirby Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After using this vacuum I looked in the water and it looked like I hadn't vacuumed in YEARS. Yucky!
So, I better start/continue my cleaning so that i can go to bed and get up early. I am SO ready for a vacation. Until next time, God bless.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

In this truly blessed life I lead here is what I'm thankful for:

1.) I'm thankful for dress-up time. I had so much fun with Claire tonight playing dress up, she got so excited she could hardly sit still for the picture.

2.) My crock-pot. I know, weird thing to be thankful for, but I am. It makes it so that I get more time with my family after having to work late.

3.) My family. They should have been listed as number on honestly, but the free time and crock pot lead into it today. I got to spend more time with my family BECAUSE I had made a crock-pot dinner and this is what we did with that time.

4.) AC. It got to 102 today. So I am VERY thankful for that.

5.) I'm so thankful that I don't have to work this weekend. I've worked the last 2 Saturdays and can not wait for a full weekend off.

There's my list for now. So, until next time, God bless.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Although I have a cold and feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck, I am still blessed.

1.) Claire is starting to talk more. It's so fun to listen to her little voice say new things.

2.) I'm getting overtime. True, I can't stand working open to close and then Saturdays, but it sure makes for a better paycheck.

3.) The weekend is almost here.

4.) I got to spend some quality time with my husband today.

5.) I get to take a nice shower and then go off to bed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ramble

Okay, I'm lame. I haven't blogged in so long. I can say that we've had fun, and then not so much fun as well. Right now the mommy and daddy in the house are sick. We both have colds. It's a miracle that Claire hasn't gotten sick.
On some other news, my sister is pregnant with baby number 3! I'm so excited! I'm going to be an aunt again. I just wish her family lived closer so that our kids can grow up together.
My dad says that he's almost done building his house. The dry wall is fixing to go up. I'm hoping that it's done by Christmas so that we can go visit.
Anyways, that's all for now. Until next time, God bless.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Madness...

http://becauseican.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/monday_1.gif It's been crazy. Sorry that I haven't blogged in so long. Life has been happening. Nothing too much. I got sunburned at the lake, although not as bad as it could have been.
So, I have officially joined the lamest blog category. If you need any lessons, tips, or pointers be sure to let me know. Free of charge, just have to find the time to do it. Between potty training, work, house work, and other things it's kind of crazy.
On the potty training front, it's going pretty well. We've tried the sticker chart as a reward, but she seems to be more interested in M&M's now. It seems to be working. Tonight she told me that she had to go potty twice, and she actually did. I'm one proud momma.
Work is really busy right now. I'm just ready for everything to go back to normal. Working open to close sucks. I feel like I'm missing out on so much with my family. Still blessed though. So until next time, God bless.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Toughen Up Tuesday!


All right. Coming home from vacation feels good, but I am worn out. I have to do laundry and clean the house etc. etc. etc. After all of my complaining I realize something; I need to toughen up. After all, I'm blessed.
Sure I may be tired, and I may have to do the laundry, dusting, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping. mopping, cooking etc. (I'm telling you...I'm Cinderella.) So, I take a break before I even start and turn on the news.....what do I see, Oklahoma City flood victims insurance is not covering the costs of their houses.
Got me to thinking; hey, it could always be worse. I try to stay positive but I do complain. I don't want to go to work, I don't want to clean, I don't want to cook. You know what though, I have a job, and food to cook, and a house to clean.
Okay, I tend to talk/blog about blessings a lot, so on to another subject; Potty Training. It's going well, Claire even went twice this morning! The chart seems to be working, but I've had a few people tell me to keep a jar of M&M's by the potty and let her have one every time she goes. So, I bought the jar today, and the M&M-mini's. Let's see if that works. I'll try to keep you all updated on my progress. Until next time, God bless.

Monday, June 28, 2010

They Say You can Never Come Back Home...


They lied. Christopher, Claire, my grandma and I all drove to Corpus Christi to go to my sisters wedding. What a trip it was. We had some good times, like stopping at the Czech Stop, and Claire starting to tell me that she had to potty...only if I asked, but you have to start somewhere. And some bad times, like when Claire peed through her diaper and her car seat soaked it up (...YUCK!) or when I forgot to get myself a t-shirt as a souvenir.
The wedding was kind of scary. I was the matron of honor. I DO NOT (repeat, DO NOT) like standing up in front of people. Unless I have lines to recite or something like that I'm a total wreck. I'm just glad that the attention wasn't on me.
I had a chance to get some girl time in. I got my nails done with my sister. It has been such a long time since I've had that done. I just wish that they had used a better polish. My nails were gummy for 3 hours, even after sitting under those nail drying lights.
The first full day that we were out there my nephews, dad, step-mom, grandma, and sister went to the aquarium. It was a lot of fun, I even got to pet a sting-ray. I just wish that I could've gotten Claire to touch it, but she was short that if I would've put her over the water where the sting ray was I would've ended up dropping her. But she LOVED the turtles and the under water dolphin tank.
That night Christopher and I went to the ocean to watch the waves under the full moon. It was so beautiful. I love that I can just sit in silence with my husband and feel totally safe and at ease with him. Everyone should be so lucky as to marry their best friend.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day


A Little Girl Needs Daddy
A little girl needs Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding her high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!
Like being the deep music
That tells her all is right
When she awakens frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in her heart
And shows her how she might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving her the love
That is her sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
She'll always find him there.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday...

To continue on with my Thursday tradition of post topics here are five things that I'm thankful for.
1.) I'm very thankful that I got to work in town these last two days. It was so nice to be close to my family, and I ended up getting a lot done around the house too.

2.) I am thankful that my husband finally got a reliable vehicle. I have been praying on that one for a long time.

3.) I am so thankful for the time that I had tonight with Claire. I got to paint her toe nails for the very first time ever. And she was in such a good mood, we had a lot of fun.

4.) I am thankful for my friends. I met a friend through Cafemom. It just so happens that she lives in the same town as I do, AND we have daughters that are close to the same age. Today she announced that she's pregnant. I'm so happy for her!

5.) I am very blessed to have the home, friends, family, and life that I do.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

TV Tuesday


Meet my new obsession. I know, I know. I'm a full grown woman in my mid-twenties and I'm quickly becoming addicted to a teenie-bopper show. Sad, but it's the little things that bring happiness....right?...right?!...RIGHT?!
Quick update on the potty training front, we've had good and bad days. Usually when she wakes up in the morning we can get her to go potty before we leave for the day and then again when she comes home from day care. Not today. She was not having it.
Christopher woke her up for me and she was not happy, she would cry, and whine. I got her to sit on the potty, and gave her her potty books. 99% of the time she's happy/excited to get a book and pretend to read it. Not today, she cried and fussed and just was not happy at all. Then when she got home she would sit on the potty, but not actually go. Oh well, it's a journey.
So I will close with the loves of my life. God has truly blessed me.
You can't tell that she's a Daddy's Girl can you? hehe.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just Call Me Cinderella...


It's Saturday and today I have decided to clean house. I'm already tired and want a maid in case you're wondering. Why did I decide to clean?
I'll tell you why. I want my family to be able to live in a house that's nice. It may not be the biggest, or best, or anything like that, but it'll be clean, In my mind a clean house equals a less stressful house.
So far I've gotten the carpets vacuumed and steam cleaned. Left on my list is dusting, sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing the bathroom. And maybe even giving the dog a bath.
While I'm doing all of this Claire has been amazing. I'll stop every 15 minutes or so and give her hugs and kisses. She's been playing with her dollies and reading her books.
Potty training on the other hand hasn't been good today or yesterday. She's earned stickers for her potty chart every day but these two. Well, the day's not over yet so hopefully that will change.
That's all for now. Until next time, God bless.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thankful Thursday


I usually do "Thankful Thursday", let me tell you, today it was a little difficult. I'm going to try not to gripe after all this is a post that concentrates on my blessings, not my miseries, as we should do in life.
So, I'm not to gripe about my morning from h-e-l-l. Instead, here are my blessings:

1.) It's not so crazy at work. Meaning I actually have time to get my sanity back in between those crazy customers.

2.) I got around this morning without having to rush. You have no idea how much stress that takes out of my day.
The h-e-l-l didn't start until I got to work, I'm not worried though, I try to live my life right, if this person wants to be nasty, then God help them I guess.

3.) I didn't have to cook tonight. Thank you left over tacos and Spanish rice.

4.) Claire's potty training has gone very well at home. She even earned another star on her chart today! I do think that my day care provider is getting a little frustrated though.
What we're doing is putting her on the potty every half hour or so (and giving her a potty board book, and the potty chart/star thing). It's working at home, she only has accidents during nap time, and even wakes up in the morning with a dry diaper. For some reason it's not going so great at day care though.

5.) I have a Lord that loves me and beautiful family. I walked in the door after work today, Christopher and Claire had made a pallet and were watching a movie together. It was too cute.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Potty Time!

It's that time.....Potty time! I have started trying to potty train Claire. It's only been a few days, and wow, I'm already exhausted. I had a few methods in mind, but to tell you the truth, I have no idea what I'm doing.
The first thing that I tried was potty board book. These seem to be working so far. Although the first day I was ready to scream. I decided that these books were strictly bathroom books. Let's just say that Claire had a PROBLEM with that.
She loves to be read to and she also likes to pretend to read. So she wanted to take these books out of the bathroom. I had to keep bringing them back to the bathroom and putting them up. that did NOT go over well. Now I think that she's understanding better though, at least she keeps them in the bathroom. I also made a potty chart, she seems to really like that.
Anyways, that's what I've been up to, now I just have to figure out what we're going to do about potty training when we take our little road trip in a couple of weeks for my sisters wedding. Wish me luck. Until next time God bless.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Potty Training....


Is wearing this momma out! So, it's that time, Claire is wearing pull-ups and starting to use the potty. I'm excited and sad to tell you the truth. My little baby is not such a little baby anymore.
So, I've read somewhere that I needed to designate certain toys or books for the potty only. That's exactly what I did. I got 2 potty books. One that has Elmo on it and one that has a little girl on it. (And I swear, if I were to turn Claire into a cartoon she would look like this little girl.) Both of these books have buttons on them that either, flush or say something.
So far it's working. She LOVES her potty books and can't wait to read them when she's on her little potty. I'm taking her to the potty every 20-30 minutes. She's gone 3 times today with only one accident during nap time. It's just hard trying to get house work done in between potty breaks.
Wish me luck, until next time, God bless.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thankful Thursday...

In this world I have many blessings. Here are a few of the blessings in my life:



1.) My husband, daughter, me and some friends of ours all got to get together at the lake and had an awesome time. (And only 1/3 of this house hold got sun burned....and it wasn't me or the baby!...Poor daddy/hubby.)



2.) I have found someone to watch Claire this week while my regular day care person is on vacation. Not only that, but she comes to my house! That means that I don't have to get up early to get Claire Bear around!



3.) I don't have to cook Saturday! My father in law has realized that he hasn't seen his grand-baby since April so he offered to cook for us. He offered to do it over at our house if we wanted, but we figured (or rather Christopher did) that we would make the trip.



4.) I'm getting caught up on laundry from this weekend. Lame, I know. But now we have clean clothes to wear.



5.) Claire used the potty today!

Oh, by the way, here's your daily dose of Claire....feel free to say your ooohhhhs and aaaawwwwwws.





Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!


I haven't blogged in a week. It's been a little crazy. I didn't plan on blogging today but since I'm home because there were bad thunder storms last night I took Claire home and now she's taking a nap. So I decided to write a quick one.
We've been at the lake. Turns out the camp site next to us has 2 marines in it. They were really nice guys and my husband being the social person that he is, we've made friends.
It's been a good weekend. Please remember to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces.

I found this poem here and thought that it fit.

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Madness...


All right. Another Monday come and almost gone. But not before I watch the Bachlorette. I wasn't for sure how I felt about the choice of the bachelorette. I can tell you one thing though. There are some CRAZY dudes on there. Some of them I think deserve more camera time. Hopefully the ones chosen keep it interesting.
I was so ready to sit down and relax tonight. Claire is hitting her terrible two's early. She wouldn't eat tonight, and she was so fussy. One minutes she was just all giggles, the next it was the end of the world. I hope that tonight was just her being moody and that she's not getting sick or something like that. She was ready for bed tonight, that's for sure. She usually plays peek-a-boo while I'm turning off her CD player and putting away the books that I read to her before bed. Didn't do anything like that tonight. Usually I'm telling her to lay back down as I'm shutting the door.
Maybe I need to take a cue from my daughter and call it an early night. You know, I think that that's exactly what I'll do. Do until next time, God bless.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Blessings...

I wasn't going to blog today but then Claire and I have had such a good day that I thought that I would count a few of my blessings.
1.) I'm married to my soul-mate and best friend.
2.) I get to be Claire's mommy. There are so many women out there that would love to be mothers, but can't. AND I get to be a mother to the sweetest, funniest, cutest little girl ever. I may be biased, but I don't care.
3.) I have a nice home to live in.
4.) I have a job. I may not love my job all of the time, but it helps pay the bills.
5.) I have amazing friends.
Well, that's just the tip of the ice berg. I have to get some laundry folded tonight so that I have clothes for tomorrow. So, until next time, God bless.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Freaky Friday...


Okay, I'll admit it. I may look like a pretty normal person on the outside, but on the inside.....not so much. I LOVE vampire. werewolf, supernatural things.
I don't believe any of it really exists (unlike some people). I liked to be spooked. Especially when those stories have a love story intertwined in there somewhere. I guess that would just make me a romantic?
So, I've been wanting to see this movie for awhile. I saw that it was on Starz and decided to set my DVR. I'm glad that I did. It was very entertaining, bloody, and good.
So, on another subject tomorrow Christopher, Claire and I are going to Bass Pro Shop sometime tomorrow. Why? I don't know. But that's all right. I'm just glad it's the weekend, too bad it's not a long weekend though. Oh well, I'll just have to count my blessings.
Until next time, God bless.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TV Tuesdays


Okay, another crazy day at work. Let me tell you that I was SO HAPPY to get home. We had shrimp stir fry with the cake that I baked last night for dessert. I had such a good time with my family tonight. After I got the kiddo off to bed and the husband off to work I turned on the TV.
Hello, my name is Misty, I'm a grown woman and I love the new 90210. Okay, I've admitted it. I like the drama of a teenage soap opera.
Watching the show got me to thinking something....Does the drama that we watch somehow seep into our lives? You know when you watch a "feel-good" movie and it leaves you smiling? Why can't the same be true of something drama-filled? Does it cause unnecessary stress in our lives? Just something that I was wondering. So, until next time, God bless.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Manic Monday...


I smell strawberry cake. Okay, this isn't mine, but I baked one and it looks an awfully lot like mine. I guess I was feeling rather Betty Crocker-ish tonight.
Today Monday won. I got to work on time, but locked myself out of my computer. When I called tech support to have my password reset (cause I didn't think that I knew it) I was told that I have to have my employee ID, which I have to be able to get to through my log in.
Well, there were some good things that happened today. I got to spend time with Claire, and she was in an AWESOME mood. She was dancing and singing, and hugging and kissing. And She ate really well tonight.
It's pretty sad that it's only Monday and I already wish that it was Friday. It feels like I could have fit at least four days in to today. Oh well, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger I guess. Until next time, God bless.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Psycho Saturday....


Despite the name of the post, today was not that psycho. Don't get me wrong, it had it's moments, but overall a good day. A day that was both lazy, crazy, and everything in between.
Claire and I got to sleep in for a little bit while Christopher went out of town to work on the boat. It was so nice just having a lazy day with my baby. Until Later in the afternoon. We had to head out of town...that's when the psycho took over.
We went to the car dealership because we're thinking about trading the car. From there we Claire and I went to the mall and I got a few things from JCPenney, then we went walking around the mall. Walking, and walking and walking.
Word of advice, if you ever think about going shopping to where you have to actually go into dressing rooms and try on clothes, with a toddler, alone....DON"T. I spent the whole time chasing her, telling her "No, Stop, Put that down, Shh!, Stop Screaming". One thing that I am grateful for; the dressing rooms had full length doors, so no crawling under.
After that I went to my mother-in-laws and then to my husbands' cousins' graduation. She graduated tonight from the same high school that my husband and I graduated from. I've known this kid since she was 8 or 9 years old. Now I feel old. Oh well, to be able to age is a blessing.
Tonight was pretty awesome though. It was like a mini-reunion. There were so many familiar faces. And we've all got kids, and are adults now. When did that happen?!
Okay, I'm tired. Good night all, and until next time, God bless.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Funky Friday...


Today is Friday (for another half hour or so anyways). Thank God! After a long week, full of small little tasks, house cleaning, dirty laundry, cooking, etc. I am ready for the weekend. I am ready to do nothing. Just sleep, and lounge.
Well, not this weekend. We have to go out of town for a graduation. So, out of town we'll go. We'll get there (way too early) Christopher will go to the shop and work, and I'll go, go, go, do something. Then I'll end up up rushing around and come screeching into the parking lot of our old high school.
Oh well, maybe I can relax Sunday. That's a BIG maybe. I am in some serious need of down time. The only thing is, I feel guilty when I'm not doing something for my family. It may not be something that needs to be done at that moment, and usually it can wait....How do I get over that? That guilt? I do this (blog) for me, but I usually do it in between tasks, and when everyone is out and I'm too tired physically to do anything else.
Oh well, I guess that being a mommy and a wife (and more) is a learning process.....and this mommy and wife is still under construction. So, until next time, God bless.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thankful Thursday...

So I know that I don't blog every day, and even when I do blog it's not on set days. But I do want to try to do "Thankful Thursdays". So here we go, "Thankful Thursday"....
I am thankful for my family, my baby girl, my husband. They make my life worth while. Today I came home and I was unloading the car going in and out of the house. My little girl runs out screaming "Momma! Momma! Momma!" She makes me smile. I truly felt loved.
My husband is another person that I am so thankful for. He is my best friend. I can be silly around him and he joins right in. I can be dressed in sweats with no makeup and an old t-shirt, and he tells me I'm beautiful.
I'm thankful for the house that I live in. It may not be the biggest, or the neatest, but it's a home. It's my haven away from the outside world. When I have a bad day at work, or we go out and it's been a long day, I'm always grateful to step through my front door.
There are many other things that I'm thankful for, both big and small. In my opinion more people need to concentrate and be thankful for what they have instead of focusing on what they don't have. I have challenged myself to try to find the bright side and blessings in every situation. So, until next time, God bless.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Way Back Wednesday....


It's Wednesday....we're almost there. Ladies and gentlemen please fasten you seat belts, and in case of emergency the exit is Friday, leading into Saturday
. I'd like to thank you for choosing weekly redundancy, we know it's been a long, bumpy ride. We're only half way there. It's only downhill from here though.
Alright, now that I got that out of my system; back on topic. Today I was at work, and trust me, it's been a hellish week. Anyways there I was waiting on customer after customer after customer when there was a customer that brought candy with him. He was placing an order, and he starts eating "Zots"....ZOTS.....I haven't thought about those things in YEARS!
"Where did you get those?" Apparently there is this gas station....in TEXAS that sells them. Texas for crying out loud. A whole other state. Well, my sister is supposed to be getting married next month and she lives in Texas. We may have to check the place out.
That little experience of mine brought me back to summer when I was about 12 and my sister and I used to go to the park with my dad and on the way we would stop and get candy. I always got 2 of a few thongs; zots, poprocks, or this gum that had coca-cola in the middle of it...oh! and warheads!
So, for those of you out there in blogger land, what's something that brings you back? Until next time, God bless.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

What is a mother? a Mother is many, many things. If you look closely you can sometimes spot a mother. Her hair isn't always in style or even fixed. Sometimes she'll have stains from her childrens small hands on her clothes. A mother is the one that when there's only 0ne piece left announces that she's not hungry.
I can honestly say that most of the time I fit those descriptions. But you know what, for all of the hard work that comes with being a mother, it is more than worth it. Happy Mother's Day to all of you Momma's out there!
Until next time, God bless.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

So, this weekend has been the BEST Mother's Day weekend I've ever had! I got a ring, a new swim suit and we got this new bed with 2 matching night stands!
Yesterday was a crazy day. I work in a college town and it's the end of the semester so all or the students were coming in to my office. CRAZY!
After I got off of work Christopher and I went into the city, we bought this bed, shopped and then went out to eat. It was so much fun getting to spend time with Claire and my husband. I am truly blessed. I even got to sleep in late today!
Down-side....now I have even MORE furniture to dust. Oh well, you know what they say. A mother's work is never done.
Happy Mother's Day to all the momma's out there. Until next time, God bless.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I want! I want! I want!

All right, mother's day is right around the corner. I LOVE mother's day! I've only been a mother for almost 2 years now, but I couldn't imagine not being a mother now. There's nothing else like it.
I have decided that I want something that says "mom" on it this year. Or represents motherhood. So, I have decided on this. I'm hoping and wishing, and praying, that I get it. I LOVE IT! JCPenny has such good deals!
Okay, this weekend my husband and I are supposed to go to Oklahoma City and hopefully getting a new bed! This place is selling a bed with storage, a headboard and two night stands thrown in. We have a tiny house and hardly any closet space, but lots of clothes. I have a hard time throwing some things out. I go from one extreme to another. I'll get on these cleaning sprees and either start throwing everything away, and then I can also get very sentimental and want to keep everything. Oh well. I just hope that I'm not the only one that goes through things like that.
Until next time, God bless.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oh Netie Pot....

How I love you so. Okay, I tried it. I went to a local health food store and purchased one of these things. I had seen it on The Price of Beauty and thought, "I should get one of those.". So that's just what I did.
First of all a little bit about my allergies. I HATE them, with a passion. They say at the doctors office "You just have seasonal allergies." They lie. I have allergies all year round, indoor and outdoor. So I am constantly searching for things to help my poor nose.
This is natural, and it worked for me. Granted I've only used it once, but I think that I might be hooked.
You fill it with warm water and non-iodized salt (about 1/4 teaspoon) tilt you head to the side, stick the spout in your nostril and pour.
It took me a couple of seconds to tilt my head just right so that the water would drain into my other nostril instead of down my throat. But once I got it right and then switched to do the other nostril and did an exhale through my nose.....MAGIC! I usually have a hard time breathing through my nose at night. (Most of the time only 1 nostril at a time will work.) Last night I had no problem. I will be using this again.
So, on with my healthier me life-style. I'm only drinking soda on the weekends, trying to be more active (although not succeeding all of the time), and doing natural remedies where possible (hence, the netie pot). I've already lost 6 pounds, which brings me down to 150 and a BMI of 24.2. It's in the higher range of the "normal weight" zone, but I want it lower. I have just 15 more pounds to go!
So, for those of you out there trying to be healthier; You can do it! So, until next time, God bless.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Truethful Tuesday....



They say the scales don't lie. Sometimes I have to wonder though.....

Today was weigh in day at my Weight Watchers meeting (you actually weigh in at every meeting). I tried a new tactic this week. I kept track of all of my points. I wrote everything that went into my mouth down in my food journal. "If you bite it, write it" as they say. So that's exactly what I did.

I got my Subway kids meal before I went into the meeting. The meeting is on my lunch break and there's a Subway right next door. I swear, it's like they planned it that way or something. So, I walk in with my meal in my little turtle bag (LOVE it by the way) set the bag down, grab my stuff and the step on the scale.

I'm clamping my eyes shut so that I can't see what she writes on the paper. I hear the pen tap the paper then nothing. What?! No, "Good job," no, "Maybe next week". Finally I can stand it any longer. "How'd I do?" Well, I'll tell you how I did...I lost 2.4 pounds is how I did! I'm proud of me. Who knew that following the plan would actually work?! (I did, but that's besides the point).

Now I have to go home and brag to my husband. So until next time, God bless.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Blessings....


All right....Bring on the Monday....ooopppsss....I take it back, wait, no...too late.
That's the attitude that I had today, and guess what, I got my wish. Monday hit me like a mac truck today.
Positive thinking, positive thinking, here it goes:
Claire woke up in a good mood. She let me brush her teeth without me having to fight her. She's AWESOME doing it before bed, but waking up, not so much.
My coffee was ready for me when I woke up. I LOVE my new coffee maker that has a timer. Seriously, how did I ever manage without one?! I must have been crazy.
Today is my wonderful, awesome, amazing, sexy, sweet, husbands' birthday. (Did I put enough adjectives in there for you?!) So HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTOPHER! I LOVE YOU! Seriously, he's a great husband (and my best friend).
People coming in and paying their bills today, or making arrangements also reminds me to be thankful that I have a job. There are so many out there that are struggling, and while we are pinching pennies at least we are both employed...AND my husbands work hours have picked up.
Most of all I am thankful for my faith. It's hard to have faith in the world that we live in today. To be able to say, honestly say, that I KNOW everything will be all right because God has a plan for me is awesome. He's given me my beautiful family (which I could not do without) and everything else in my life. God is good.
So, how are you all out there in cyber-world blessed? It's so easy to concentrate on the negative, and I've decided to try my hardest to have a positive outlook. So, until next time, God bless.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Lucky Woman...




I had to brag. Not only has my home life been going pretty well lately....BUT....I got flowers delivered to my office today! I'm so blessed to have my husband in my life. I can't wait to get home to my family.....let the count down begin!
Until next time, God bless.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summer Projects...


Okay, as if I wasn't busy enough I decided to make a list of things that I want to do this summer.


1. Go to the Zoo


2. Go to the Science museum


3. Go to the Art Museum


4. Go to the park more often


5. Take Claire swimming at the pool


6. Go to the Pioneer Museum


7. Go to the lake


8. Go camping


9. Go to the historic downtown part of a town, any town


10. Make a play date with friends.


11. Go Scuba Diving


12. Steam-clean the carpets


13. Detail the boat and all vehicles


14. Make hair-bows for Claire


15. Make another tutu for Claire


I am a planning type of person and have decided that I want my daughter to be cultured. Some of those I will have no problem doing. My husband owns a jet boat and LOVES the lake (he's what some may to refer to as a "lake-rat") so we usually camp. For other activities there's going to be more of a challenge, and not all of them are fun. I'm up for it though.

Until next time, God bless.

Monday, April 12, 2010

What the HECK?!


I am a Christian woman. I believe in being able to practice my faith without fear of persecution. I also believe that if I find something offensive that I shouldn't have to do it. That's why I am proud of this young woman and what she did.
This makes me glad that I live where I do. A lot of places in the world she wouldn't have had the chance to stand up for her beliefs...or in some places even go to school. Good for her. Sorry, I'll get off of my soap box now. Until next time, God bless.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sick babies are not fun....=(


I haven't posted in a few days. My dear daughter is sick. She's only 19 months old and when she doesn't feel well I feel helpless. She woke up Tuesday with a fever and just was not herself. So, my wonderful husband stayed home and watched her, and he did this after working a 10 hour shift.

When I got home I changed out of my work clothes, loaded Claire up and took her to the next town to the walk in clinic. The took blood from her finger, did a strep test and a flu test. She just has a virus, there's nothing that they can give her, blah, blah, blah.

So, we went to Wal-Mart to get her some Motrin and Tylenol, and Triamedic. Poor sweet-heart. Yesterday when I got home, no fever! I did my happy dance and Claire joined me. Unfortunately we were too early in our celebration. She now has a fever of 102.

So I'm praying for a quick recovery. Until next time, God bless.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend...

This weekend has been so awesome! I realize that I am truly blessed to have the family that I have been given. Now if only I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. I have to count my blessings though. At least I have a job that I get paid to do. A lot of people can't say that.
We went to Dynamo Gym. Claire had a blast by the way. we walked around the zoo and saw most of the animals, even went to see the new Children's Zoo. Claire loved looking at all of the animals and so did this momma.
It was so funny. When we were looking at the giraffes and there was a blue neck ostrich in there. The ostrich is walking the fence, stops in front of Claire and I and starts pecking at the fence. It spooked me. I kept on flashing back to 6th grade, Rose Hill School. It was pioneer day and we were all dressed up and made a special trip to an old time one room school house to experience what it would have been like back then. Well, at recess there was an ostrich that was kept in a fence behind the school. The boys were teasing it and it would run and chest-butt the fence. It just gave me the creeps for some reason.
Anyways, after that we went shopping and then home. We got some super cute shoes for Claire. Oh, and she picked up on the work "cute". Everything we handed her it was "Oh, cute" in her little girl voice. Very, very, well,...cute.
This morning we went to church, out to eat and found out that Claire didn't like the Easter Bunny. She was SCARED. After we got home it was nap time for this household. After nap time Claire and I decided to go into the town square and snap some photos. She got her first skinned knee. She was so brave, it didn't even bother her. It didn't bother her until we got home and momma tried to clean it, then we had a fit. Oh well, all's well that ends well. Until next time, God bless.Add Image

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Weigh-in Day.

Tuesdays are my usual Weight Watchers meetings. I go on lunch hour, and usually skip out before the meeting is over so that I have time to eat. Today I took a new approach. I got my food and brought it into the meeting. Well, that actually works out better for me. I don't feel so rushed that way it turns out.
So, to weigh in I decided that every little bit counts. I took off my watch, necklace and earrings. Guess what?! I lost weight again. I am now down a total of 5 pounds. Only 17 more to go. That's all for now, so until next time, God bless.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Superwoman!


Okay, today has been a beautiful day. And I feel like superwoman to top it all off. I got to work on time, got Claire to day care on time and even had time for breakfast and coffee. I know...Superwoman, right?! Well not so fast. I got to work and Christopher called me. "Did you leave me the car seat?" Dun-dun-dun *insert dramatic music here*. Nope, I forgot. That's all right, I'll come get it he tells me.
So, I commute. That means that he had to drive all the way into another town. He's waiting for me at the bank which is across town from where I work. And when I say across town I mean that I'm at the almost very East side of town and the bank is at the very West side. Okay, so I get ready, and Boom! I'm off. I walk fast to my car, jump in, and start driving.
I'm cutting in and out of traffic driving as fast as possible without breaking the law (too bad anyways). I make it to the bank in record time. Give my husband the car seat, sign a check for him to cash and then back across town I go. I tanned and even had time to eat lunch. Again, I'm Superwoman.
Other than that I'm just ready for this weekend. I'm anxious about the challenge that I've given myself for tomorrow. We'll see how much I get done. Until next time, God bless.