Friday, August 29, 2008

I am a Slave to the Whims of a Two Year Old!

I sit here trying to type with said two year old crawling all over me, cause heaven forbid he be still for 5 seconds. We have just finished a battle over the TV, because I had it on a taped (DVR actually but I am a child of the 80's) movie of Cars, and because of all the said moving around, he punched the remote and changed the channel. Which met with a chewing from him because he thought I did it, "Hey dude it is all your fault!" I scramble to change it back to just to shut him up, in the meantime he has become engrossed in an episode of Calliou. I get it back on Cars, only to be met with vicious protests of wanting Calliou back! I like Calliou, I want Calliou, put it back on Calliou! UGH See this is how I spend my days now! Tens years ago if you would have asked me what I would be doing in ten years, I would have said shaping young minds as a high school English teacher! Now, I am shaping the mind of my own 2 year old. Well, you know really now that I think about is not too bad a gig, but the pay SUCKS! What did you think you would be doing now 10 years ago?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Could someone please tell me?

How if I got a shot in one side of my butt, why the other side hurts too? My other butt cheek is having sympathy pains! Either that or I have just been sitting on my butt too long! Who knows, but I am sore, that is for sure!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ER Visit, and Just Another Reason I Hate Living in a Small Town

Okay, very rarely will you hear me complain about small towns and living in them, because for the most part I love it. I love not having to worry about my kids playing outside or being snatched outside the Wal-Mart. Today though I hate living in a small town! I had to go to the ER last night, I was having some horrible upper abdominal pain, that just would not go away. I took several Tums, a warm bath, tried to sleep in the chair, on the couch, paced the floor, made Bruce rub my back when I could get him to stay awake, nothing was helping! I suffered for 3 hrs before I said I couldn't take it anymore. We call mom she comes down to watch the kids and Bruce and I head to the ER. Now, mind you there is a much bigger town about 30 mins away with 2 larger hospitals. (These aren't booming metropolises but are bigger than our town!) But I didn't think I could stand riding in the car for 30 mins because I was hurting so bad in my upper abdomen and my back.

We get there and there is no one there (benefit of a small hospital), they take down all my info and tell me to take a sit in the waiting room. I sit and was there for like 5 mins (another benefit)and they call me back. They ask my weight, bp, and ask what is going on and I tell the nurse, she takes me to room. Now ya'll I am not kidding I was in there like maybe 5 mins and in comes the dr. I was so impressed, it must have been a slow morning in the ER. He comes in pushes on my stomach a bit, that did not help! He says he thinks it could be an early onset of gall stones, so they were going to do some blood work, and give me shot for pain. Again maybe 5 mins pass, and the nurse comes in gives me a shot and takes blood. Now in between time this guy comes in with chest pain. I mean this guy was carrying on something awful! So I began to doze cause when it comes to pain meds evidently I can hold those like I hold my liquor, not at all! I am in and out dozing hoping someone comes back soon. I wait, and doze, and wait, and doze, you see the pattern. Finally he comes back says the blood work was fine, so they are sending me home with a prescription of Nexium and some pain meds, and that I should follow up with my family physician. I told him I didn't have a family physician, and he just kinda looks at me and goes okay. So, I figure he will go ahead and run the tests, ummmm nope! They finally discharge me about 9, we got there at 6! I have no idea what is wrong with me, and I am still loopy from that shot! LOL I go to get my prescription filled at the Wal-Mart and the dag gum nexium is $156 bucks, that about sent me back to the ER! UGH!

Anyway I have an appt with my OB/Gyn for an ultrasound of my gall bladder. Thank goodness he could do it. So, the moral of my story is heart attack trumps gall bladder. Remember it people, especially in a small town, with only one freakin dr in the ER!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pink Blog

Pretty cool and very girly, dontcha think?!?

Book Reviews!

Yes, plural reviews because since my last one I have read count them 2 more books. I read the next two books that I had in the Love Comes Softly series, called Love's Enduring Promise, and Love's Long Journey. Both were really good, not a hard read in fact neither of them took me more than 2 days give or take. Both made me cry so if you don't like a book that makes you cry these aren't for you. I love the message of faith that both had and they were really uplifting. Think Little House on the Prairie for adult women. Anyway if you would like to read a good Christian series of books give these a peep! I will be picking up the next ones as soon as I can.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Why are weekends so short?!?!

It is the start of another week! UGH! LOL Mondays are not my favorite day of the week! We had a good weekend. We took the our kids and some of the kids from church bowling and out for pizza for a back to school bash. We had a good time. Megan even got a strike and a spare on the last frame. She was quite proud of herself. Cooper got tired of it toward the end, but it was way past nap time at that point. Alex enjoyed it as well. They had never been bowling before, so it was quite the event for them.

My friend Kyla and her husband Bryan came over Saturday night. We whipped the boys in a game of spades, big time! LOL So we played some Trivial Pursuit after that so they could redeem their manhood. We had sworn off playing Trivial with them a long time ago because they always kick the crap out of us! They did win, but Kyla and I had a good showing, we had more than just one piece of the pie, LOL. While playing we realized how horribly out of date our game is, but if I remember correctly Bruce got that for me the first year we were married for Christmas, and that was 10 years ago. So, yes it may be time to update, LOL.

Sunday was church, and then I went to help Bruce move into his new office at the school. So all in all a fun but fairly uneventful weekend. I am looking forward to the long weekend this week! YAY!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another Book Review

I told you I was a fast reader when I want to be, LOL! Anyway after finally finishing A Million Little Pieces, I started my next book. I read Love Comes Softly by Jeanette Oke, it is the first in a series of hers about the Davis family. There is also a series of movies on the Hallmark channel. I loved this book, it is a beautiful story of love, adversity, family, pioneer life, and faith. It was just heartwarming especially after my last reading choice. I have wanted to read the series for awhile because I love the movies, but the book was so much better than the movie and the movie is wonderful. The book had some plot differences that really added to the story. Anyway wonderful read, there is a Christian message but not an overtly preachy one. I have already started the 2nd book in the series, so I will let you know how it is!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I finally finished A Million Little Pieces today! I am glad I plugged through, although the epilogues at the very end were a bit of a downer! You know where they tell how everyone ended up and where they are now, of course with James Fray who knows if he was telling the truth or not. Which brings me to my next point, I have a bone to pick with Oprah! I mean we are talking about a highly, highly intelligent and educated woman. I mean girl has been around the block a few times, and I find it so hard to believe that she didn't throw up her BS flag on that whole book! Even I was sitting in some parts going "there is no way that that happened",and I am not nearly as intelligent or educated as she is.

That being said, I do think for the most part that he was truthful. I do believe he embellished some parts of the story, but who in telling a story doesn't do that to make it more entertaining? I certainly don't think he deserved the public flogging he received at the hands of the Big O! Of course he could have cleared all it up with a little tag line that said BASED on actual events! Anyway count me on team Fray though, because he really laid himself out there in the book and gave a horrifying glimpse at the life of an addict, and a hard core addict at that.

I am disappointed that I took so long to read it, but I am so glad that I did because I did end up enjoying it, and when I can I will be picking up his other book My Friend Leonard. ( But I will do it when I don't have 2o other books I would rather be reading!)

In case you didn't notice...

I am a little ADD when it comes to my Blog lay out. I get tired of things really quickly and think I have to change it up. This new one ain't lasting long, I am itching to change it already!! Anyone else a little on the ADD side?!?

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Million Little Pieces

That is the title of the book I am reading right now. A Million Little Pieces by James Fray, and it is taking me a million years to finish it, and I can't figure out why. I am too emotionally involved to quit, that is how I get totally co-dependent on the lives of others. I have to know how his stint in rehab turns out, and it is driving me nuts that is taking so long to finish. I have about 10 other books patiently waiting to be read that I can't read until I finish this book! UGH!

I am really normally a fast reader, I mean I can read a Janet Evanovich book in about a day and half, so it isn't that I am a slow reader. Anyway I am plugging on and I will get finished. IF it kills me! Which it very well might! Anyway I will let you know how it goes. I honestly don't have too terribly much left! Wish me luck!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Small Victory!

Cooper finally peed on the potty last night! He has already pooped in his pants this morning, but I had company and wasn't watching him like I should have been. Thank goodness he had a pull up on! Baby steps!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

First Day of School

It is official, I am the mom of a Kindergartener and and Third grader. Geesh where did the time go? Heck for that matter where did the summer go? It is a blur of t-ball, bible school, fights, annoying cartoons, and houseful of kids, all of which somehow are mine! It is just me and Cooper here today, and it is really quiet! I miss my girls already. I was so proud of them this morning Alex looked so grown up and I can't believe she has been on this earth for 9 years and yet I can't remember my life before she was in it. She was my learning curve child, the one you overprotect and make mistakes on, but I have to say she is a pretty awesome kid. She is smart, witty, beautiful, and she has such a good heart, and is so focused on doing the right thing that even though it annoys me at times makes me immensely proud. Academically she does well, and for the most part it comes easy to her, except math she takes after her mom there. I am mathematically challenged just ask any of my former math teachers!

Meg my independent child! Oh gosh she looked so cute in her new little glasses with her backpack! She was so excited to start kindergarten and see all her friends. The social aspect of school Meg has down pat, she is friendly and funny and kids really like to be around her. She stuggles a bit with the academic part, it just doesn't come as easily to her as it does to Alex, and I pray that part of that is because she couldn't see well. Now that we have her glasses I hope that part of school improves for her. Oh Meggy she is gonna be a cracker jack I tell you. She is so funny and at least once a day makes me laugh and not just a giggle but full fledged laugh out loud and then I think where does she come up with this stuff. She is also insightful and intuitive and she adds so much to our family. I am extremely proud of her as well.

So it is just me and Cooper here, working on the potty training, counting down the time until the girls get home, so I can see how the first day went. Trying to remember ever bit of it, because just like summer their school years will be over all too fast, and my house will be empty and I will be sitting here thinking where did the time go, seems like only yesterday they were in kindergarten. SIGH

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Small Success

I had a small victory last night on the potty training front! He pooped a small bit in the potty. We all got excited and clapped for him and he got a sticker on his card and a Hershey's kiss. I thought alright we may be turning a corner here, Cooper promptly smashed that dream about 3o minutes later when he pooped in his pants. One step forward three steps back! UGH!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Potty Training

As I mentioned in my last post I am going to start trying to potty train Cooper. I must say this is one of my least favorite jobs as a parent. I really think someone could become very rich if they started a potty training school. You know you take your kid daily for a week and them BAM they are potty trained, and you as a parent are much happier, and the potty trainer is 1000 bucks richer. I would pay it I tell you, because I abhor potty training.

So to start the process we went to Wal-Mart and got some brand new big boy underwear for Cooper. (I have to correct myself from calling them panties, give me a break I have successfully potty trained 2 girls and am a panty wearer myself)He picked them out he was so excited, they had all different Disney characters on them. He was so excited I thought this is going to be so easy, he is going to want to wear those so much, this potty training thing will be a breeze. We get home and he is still stoked about the underwear he has taken them out of the package and told me who was on each pair, and then he asks to put them on! I was so excited, I told him to pick out his favorite, I want lightening mcqueen car, no wall-e, no nemo, no lightening mcqueen car, just pick a pair son, okay nemo. He puts the nemo ones on, he is so proud, he models them around the room, I explain how we have to keep them dry, so you can't pee pee in the. With my penis he asks? Yes with your winkie I reply! Oh wow did he love those underwear, he loved them so much that he showed his love for them by promptly peeing in them! It is going to be a long year people, a long year!

My Girls!

Oh my girls, how I love my two girls, but quiet frankly they are going to send me to the loony bin! We are in the final countdown of summer break, and really they have been pretty good all summer as far as playing together and getting along and not driving their mother insane. That has all ended. They do not wish to get along they do not want to play with one another, and I have never seen two kids who were more competitive with one another. Sibling rivalry to the max these two.

Anyway this morning they got up insanely early, so I sent them to the living room to watch t.v., so I catch about 30 more minutes of sleep. Big mistake!! From my groggy state I hear screaming and yelling, then rustling, then Meg (who is the younger by the way) I am going to punch you in the eye! Then I hear crying! Evidently Meg follows through on a threat. UGH! The eye was okay, and after another 15 minute lecture for the 400th time about how we never hit anyone in our family ever for any reason, I am officially ready for them to go back to school. Yes, I will miss them terribly, but I will remain sane. They get along much better when they aren't spending as much time together. That leaves just me and the boy here, and we are tackling potty training this year, oh Lord help me, can't I send him to school for that?

Monday, August 11, 2008

I Have Been Tagged

Tag and I am it! FUN! LOL Anyway my friend Amber at me plus three tagged me! Anyway since I have been tagged I have to share some things about myself, and well what better topic is there, I ask?!?

On to the rules:
1. Link the person that tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

Okay here we go six unspectacular quirks of mine.

1. I love fall it is my favorite time of year, I get all giddy and happy, thinking about cool night shorter days, pumpkins, and falling leaves. It is hands down when I am the happiest with mother nature, unless it rains and then she and I have issues. (I am not sure that is quirky but I am making up my own rules here! LOL)

2. I am a planner! I love to have things planned out. I love to make list of my plans, and write things down and research options and such. A two day trip, I start planning at least 6 months in advance. I research, hotels, restaurants, I know exactly what we are going to do each day. I read reviews of hotels, I look at pictures (which isn't always a reliable method!). I am a planner, but I don't freak if my plans get alter, I just like to have a general knowledge of my final destination!

3. I love the show Jon and Kate Plus 8 and secretly afraid that I am sort of like her. Which isn't all bad except on one of her bad days, and then I look at Bruce and ask am I anything like that?!? He assures me I am not but I think he lies! LOL

4. I am addicted to using the comma and exclamation point. I can't type a blog post, board post, MySpace comment, email, or write a letter without a gross use and misuse of both the comma and the exclamation point! See there I go, it is a sickness I tell you. Crap I used a comma! OH MY GOSH someone make me stop! It is hopeless.

5. I am very messy! I can't help it, my house on most days is a total disaster and I did not get the gene from my mother of anal retentiveness and I can sleep just fine if there are dishes in the sink and laundry to be done! Sorry!

6. I married my high school sweetheart, and I know it is lame and all that sappy stuff, but he still truly one of my best friends. I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be to marry him and have my 3 wonderful kiddos! Even when they all drive me slightly nuts which happens often! I still can't imagine my life without any of them.

Okay now I have to tag six people, but maybe I only feel like tagging 2 or 5 or 1. I am not sure I know six, but here it goes.

1. Laci
2. Mary
3. Tina
4. Tasha
5. Christi

Okay 5 is all I can do. I am laughing in the face of conformity! HA! HA! HA!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Best Friend Had a Baby!

My friend Sara, who has been my friend since those awkward years of high school you know when you are a freshman, anyway I have known her a long time. She had a baby boy this week! Oh gosh, I had forgotten how much I love the lovely tininess of a new baby. I took her and her family dinner Friday night because as any mom knows the last thing you want to do after birthing a human is cook dinner. Again I digress, but I got to hold him and snuggle him and smell him and talk to him and he stared and me and yeah I know he can't see me yet but I really think we bonded. He was so cute and tiny and cuddly and for a minute there I began to think oh man I want one of these, no I need one of these, I must have one of these!!! I mean seriously people I was one millisecond away from sneaking out the front door with him, and leaving her my 2 year old. I mean that would be a pretty even swap right?!? Then he began to cry and I began to bounce, then he began to cry louder, and I bounced more and tried to soothe him, and he cried louder and then I began to panic, and I bounced more, and he cried louder, and then he spit up, and then I gave him back to his mother. Then I remembered exactly why I am not so keen on going back to those sleepless nights of crying for no reason. I mean in my house only I get to do that! Anyway he was lovely and I will love getting to hold him some more, but I love even more that I get to go home and have a peaceful nights sleep, that is if I can keep my two year out of my bed for the night!

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Daddy Has a Big Penis!

Oh geesh am I ever sorry that I taught my 2 year the correct vernacular for that particular body part! I was trying to be progressive and unprudish in my thinking so when he asked what it was I told him it was his penis, thinking there would be no way that he could say it for one thing. To which with glee he replied penis, penis, penis about a hundred times!! As if that all was not bad enough, the other day he begins to tell me that he has a wittle penis but daddy has a big penis! OH my word I about bust a gut at that one! I was gonna just keep that our little secret, because although I was mortified at what he was saying I was pretty stoked that at 2 he got the concept of big and little. Anyway I digress, about 2 days after this incident he went on all to tell his daddy his newfound concept, "Daddy I have a wittle penis but daddy has a big penis!" Bruce smiled for days after that! LOL It was a total that's my boy moment for him! LOL They bonded for sure. Anyway going back now I wish I would have just called it a winkie because penis isn't gonna sound all that forward thinking when he yells it out during Sunday school or the middle of Wal-Mart! Yep, winkie it is.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Giving the Blog Thing a Whril

As a member of the world wide web for sometime now, I finally decided to jump into the world of blogging. I doubt that I will have anything earth shattering or all that important to blog about, as the title suggests my life is pretty boring and pretty much revolves around my husband and kids. I figure this can just be a creative outlet for me and will allow me to record some of the day to day events in my life and the life of my family. Along with being a mommy I am an avid reader and would love to blog about the things that I have read here as well. Anyway, it really just boils down to another place where I can maybe get some more adult interaction in my life or at least carry on a conversation with myself.