Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Evil Swine

I never give the flu shot! I just laugh when they ask either myself or the children to get one. BUT, this swine flu thing has got me a little crazy. My pediatrician, who I love, and is always on my side, threw me for a loop the other day when she suggested we all get the swine flu vaccine. I walked out of the office without it. I can't make a decision just like that, but boy was that a rough day. I thought about it, called a couple girlfriends and passed on my paranoia and then prayed about it. Oh yeah, and let's not forget, pestering my husband while he was trying to eat dinner and trying to force him to make a decision he feels is my decision to make. By morning time, I decided to do what we always do, unless something makes me absolutely certain to change my mind.
And as a family, we will:
-wash hands longer (we sing the abc song twice) and more frequently.
-remember our vitamins every night.
-get to bed on time.
-not get crazy with an overpacked schedule.
-and of course, eat more veggies!
For anyone else, faced with the same decision- I feel for you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apple Crisp

So yesterday, I decided to make apple crisp. Thought it would be nice to do with the kids. Well, it got a little crazy around here. So that quickly turned into mommy making apple crisp after the kids went to bed as a treat for Daddy. Well, Daddy fell asleep watching the Yankees and Mommy made apple crisp, but had no one to feed it to. What's a mommy to do? Eat it herself!!!! I thought I would partake of a small amount. Everyone needs a treat, right? Well, a little piece turned into a little more and then a little more this morning cold from the fridge. Then I was left with a huge dilemma. My husband would see that I ate nearly half the apple crisp! I have been in this predicament before and normally I give a tiny bit to one of the smaller children and tell my husband, "I shared that with so and so". Wow- now that I write that, it sounds like a white lie, huh? Well, I had forgotten to share with any of the kids, so I was left with the old Bill Cosby trick. Did you ever see the Cosby episode where Cliff is trying to hide from his wife that he is eating the freshly made cake? Well, he keeps scooping it out from the bottom and covering it with more frosting, but he keeps eating it so the hole just keeps getting bigger and bigger and Claire eventually finds out. I sort of spread out the apple crisp across the pie dish. It worked I guess. Now here I am with some left, everyone sleeping and the promise I made to my daughter that she can have some for after lunch tomorrow. Did I mention I have a wedding to go to on Sunday and the dress is a little tight?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lost - Please Help!


So it really is not that important, but I can not find my memory stick to my camera. I went to Sam's the other day to make up some pictures for my son (we are making a binder filled with pictures of him standing with different men who have different jobs, so he has real life people to look up to in all different areas- so far we have a firefighter, a doctor and a lifeguard) and I put the memory stick into my jeans pocket rather than taking the whole camera. The jeans I had on (incidently great jeans called slimming jeans from Sams- very flattering, but cut big so you can fit into a smaller size- finally a single digit for me- and they only cost $15) had pockets that are not deep. I got the pictures asked about another memory stick because mine is full and they were $35- no way. I vaguely remember coming home and taking it out of my pocket so I wouldn't lose it and putting it down somewhere. I went to look for it later and could not find it! It is my own fault for being disorganized! I believe I have checked everywhere possible including that days garbage, but I have no idea where it is!!! AHHHH

I have most of the pictures on my computer, but I just realized my daughter's most recent field trip was on there. And I love to save the memory sticks so in case my computer decides to go on me. Please pray I find it - it is driving me crazy!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Can you believe it?

I WON AN AWARD!!!
Ok- so I won a blog award from a friend who has taken pity on my poor attempt to blog. But, it has given me the encouragement I need to keep blogging! Thanks so much to thegapgirl!!! Here are my questions I need to answer:

1. Where is your cell phone? No clue!
2. Your Hair? Long and Brown.
3. Your Mother? my rock
4. Your Father? loving
5. Your Favorite Food? PIZZA
6. Your Dream Last Night? None
7. Your Favorite Drink? Water
8. Your Dream/Goal? Completely Debt Free
9. What Room are you in ? My room
10. Your Hobby? card making, reading
11. Your Fear? sickness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Debt free in a finished house
13. Where were you last night? church nursery
14. Something you aren't? organized
15. muffins? sure any kind
16. wish list item? cricut machine
17. Where did you grow up? right where I am today
18. Last thing you did? dishes
19. What are you wearing? Pajama top and jeans
20. Your TV? sesame street
21. Your Pets? NEVER
22. Your Friends? Mostly moms
23. Your Life? Blessed
24. Your mood? great
25. missing someone? brother in CA
26. vehicle? black van- love it!
27. something you are not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? Marshalls
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? just now
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your Best Friend? K
33. One place that I go over and over? church
34. One person who emails me regularly? best friend who forwards.
35. Favorite Place to eat? My bed at night alone while watching TV. sad

Check out my award over on the side!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CO-sleeping


I try to be a great parent. I really love my kids. But I do not want to sleep with them. I am just a person who needs space sometimes and sleeping with an elbow in my face or a foot in my eye (both have happened) just doesn't spell out a good nights' sleep for me. However, it seems like someone is always getting up asking to sleep in my bed. And lots of times, we wake up and someone never asked, but just hopped right in. I wonder what percentage of American families has kids sleeping with them? Voluntarily or against their will? I do feel bad when you talk to parents that love to let their children sleep next to them. Like I am mean or something. Am I crazy? Is it too much to ask to sleep only next to my husband?

And let me paint this picture for you. We have a full size bed!!! Not a king. Not even a queen! Just a full. We always plan to get a bigger bed and the money always goes to something else. But I have to ask myself as tax return time slowly creeps up, do I really want a bigger bed? Do I really want everyone in it?

Halt on the Tuesday Book Reviews

Okay. So for now, I think I will put a stop to the Tuesday book reviews. Too hard to keep up with them. And to be perfectly honest, I have not been reading a book a week lately. I have temporarily stopped reading my Christian Amish Romance novels (my absolute fave) and have been focusing on reading books about being a better wife and mother. Maybe my kids and husband should blog to let you know how those books are really going. LOL
I have been also trying to sell on ebay as much as possible. I will blog more about ebay at a later date. I just do not have as much babysitting as I normally have. But it always works out. "God is good. All the time." Quote from my Pastor.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Something Free At Home Depot

I thought this was so cool! I am sure many of you have already taken advantage of this, but this weekend was the first time my husband took a couple of the kids and they had a really great time! One of the children is only 4, but they were still able to go- I don't think home depot is that strict on the age thing. They got to make a fire engine bank this week. It was really cute and they got a home depot kid-sized apron and a pin with the picture of the craft that they did. They really enjoyed it!
Not too many things are free anymore and I was amazed at the quality of what they were able to make. I thought I wonder why Home Depot does it? Sure enough, in walks my husband with a huge bag of stuff he was "meaning to get"! I guess they figure every parent needs something at Home Depot and this is just the way to get them into the store! If you haven't already, check it out!

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