Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday was the much anticipated "doggie day", as Rylan called it. We volunteered at the Ellis County SPCA. I wasn't sure what to expect. When I called Friday to confirm, I was told we should come at 1:00 for "training". Okay - whatever. Well, we walked in, told them we were there to volunteer, handed our application and the fun began. 2 dogs at a time, we could take them outside to the fenced area, keep them separated - have fun. Dalton started with a sweet chocolate lab named Marilyn. She was a charmer. She wiggled her way out of the kennel as soon as the door was cracked and wiggled her way even further into our hearts. Dalton took her to fenced area 1, picked up a ball, threw it....and forgot to let go of her leash.....she dragged him through the grass, poop, everything. The other boys and I were laughing so hard we were almost crying!
I made sure we spent time with every doggie there, so as not to hurt anyone's feelings. This gal was preggers, and was a sweetheart
Then we went to the kitty room. After I lost both of my cats to old age, I swore I'd never again have a cat, but the kitties were oh so sweet.....Soft and cuddly and purring in your ear. :-)
After our doggie day, we went to the movies to see The Blind Side...finally everyone else saw it. The theater was still full, but wow - what a great movie. You walked out and just felt good!
Today my love muffin went out of town for work (again) and won't be back until Thursday. I miss him already.
I've got a busy week ahead....Friday is the big Christmas party at Ry's school (I'm room mom) and hopefully afterwards, we'll go over to mason's party at his school....Lot to prepare.
Friday, December 11, 2009
we had family pix taken, i bought the cd so i could order christmas cards, still haven't decided on a card design, still haven't ordered - may not make it out this year :-(
december 27th will mark the one year anniversary of the birth and death of my sweet little nephew logan. my heart aches knowing what my brother and sis-in-law must be feeling. you never expect these things to happen close to home and when it does, it shatters your heart.
my sis in law (shannon)'s mother was diagnosed last week with an aggressive type of cancer. she chose not to endure chemotherapy and the family is makign the most of the time they have left with her.
tomorrow (12/12) my 2nd oldest brother lynn turns 50! we're celebrating 50 years of LIFE with him. tonight. i still have to figure out what else I'm making for the party...baked potato dip and.... ?????
i agreed to be rylan's room mom. next friday (12/18) is their christmas party and i'm basically "in charge". i've had some feedback from a few mom's but pretty much winging it. i have 24 5/6 years olds to impress, i'm a little flustered. i have to plan the crafts and get everything to make them work -- maybe this weekend i'll have time to sit down and review my list.
i REALLY want to teach my kids to be selfless. i know its an age thing, but dalton is all about dalton. the world revolves around him, what he wants, where he wants to go, how he wants to do anything. it is very frustrating. as a parent, you learn (quickly) to put your kids before yourself. i know i was all about me earlier in life and its a lesson i learned and adapted to. i can't expect my 12 year old to understand, can i? well....my start is that tomorrow we begin our volunteer work for the spca of ellis county. i have a huge heart for animals and my kids do too, so i decided that would be something they would enjoy and help with - and learn about helping others and not being so self centered.
On a positive note, my eyelashes are ROCKIN' today!
i really want a nice, sit down lunch. i need sandie time. i hope she's free.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Looking forward to a fun-filled weekend. Friday night is keeno with the girls. I really enjoy the girl time. Saturday love muffin and I are going to a party with fajitas and margaritas...talk about a good time. The rest of the weekend I need to fit in - searching for a range/oven for my rent house and coordinating a few contractors to give me bids for some work there.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
mason's project (due next week) is to disguise a turkey. he wanted to go with elvis. it's funny.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I’m an emotional eater. I celebrate with food when I’m happy, console myself with food when I’m sad. Food helped me cope with my feelings and became a friend. Three kids and a failed marriage later, I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been. I have continued to see myself through rose colored glasses. I knew I had gained because when my love muffin and I decided to go to Mexico for vacation, none of my summer clothes from the previous year fit. What the hell – I’ll go up a size, they’ll be comfortable when I lose this extra weight. Guess what? I’ve never lost it. Fall came and my clothes (again) from last season didn’t fit.
I used to enjoy going out, meeting with friends, etc. but now….I don’t. I know why. I’m embarrassed at the obese person I see in the mirror. A few months ago we met some friends at a concert. I’ll call them J (him) and L (her). I thought I looked okay, but when L walked in, heads turned…even mine. I want that for me, I want that for love muffin. I want him to be proud of me.
I don’t eat a balanced diet, unless you call burgers and fries balanced. I don’t allow any “me” time and exercise is purely non-existent. I’m disappointed in the person I have become. I’m always tired….exhausted actually. So much so, I was in bed at 8:00 last night and asleep by 9. My body aches. My hips hurt so much that I’ve had to put a pillow under my hips to sleep. I could blame my aging body but the truth points to my overweight body.
I contacted a long time friend yesterday. She made a dramatic slim down and I wanted her secrets. I knew the answer before I asked – eat right and exercise. Duh! It’s always been the answer, but I’ve continued to search for the quick fix, reached for the diet pills, whatever I could convince myself to turn the corner. For some reason, today I realized all that’s been in front of me for so long. One life – one body – one chance!
Today I ordered the books that will change my life….I feel it! The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. You basically eat balanced meals of protein, fruit, veggies and no sugar, flour….the bad stuff. I printed out the grocery list from the website (www.eatcleandiet.com) but will have more insight when the books arrive.
I haven’t owned scales in years. I bought some about a month ago that remain in the box. Tomorrow morning I will step on them and let reality slap me in the face. It will be more motivation! I know it will not be easy, but it will be worth it.
Wish me luck and tune in for my progress.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday night I went to a friend's house for a glass (ahem - bottle!) of wine. We sat and chatted for hours. It was great to catch up and relax a little.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Another busy week. Last night I had a headache when I left work and it stayed with me until about 9:30.
Today: Tonight we have to bake cupcakes and pick up 2 ltr drinks for Mason's fall festival tomrorow night. I'm also getting my hair cut. I can't decide what to do. I want to grow it out, but this stage sucks! Decisions.....Dalton wants to go to some church even called CHAOS, I told him, open his eyes, we live in chaos every day. lol
Tomorrow night is Mason's festival/carnival at school. Dalton also plays football tomorrow night (is the weather allows). Clone?
Ex and I switched weekends so he could actually spend some time with his kids on the weekends that he has them. He's off this Saturday, so we've planned accordingly... I hope he'll get them Friday night so I can go to the store with love muffin and get a gift for my Ry.
Saturday morning is Ry's birthday party. I need to pick up the cake (early). It's a GI JONES (as Ry calls it) cake - I hope it's cute. After the party they'll go with their dad for the remainder of the weekend. Saturday night we have a costume party to attend. I want to make some creepy food items to take. I found a recipe for a dip with carrots coming out as fingers and almond slivers placed as fingernails. GROSS! I love halloween! My other idea is to make cake balls (kellyskorner recipe) and make them look like eyeballs. Great ideas, I'm lacking on the crafty part. My mom has that trait. I will try though.
So back to my initial thought. I guess blogging is nearly the same as tweeting. When I'm out and about, I'm not really the type to document my every move. I prefer to savor IN the moment.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Last night Den and I went to see COUPLES RETREAT. I love Vince Vaughn. Cute movie. I highly recommend it.
This morning I ran errands, bathed the dogs, started laundry and then went to a Mary Kay facial party at my neice's house. Now I'm home and ready to get cozy for the night. We're having fajitas for dinner.
Oh - I went to target today and only bought what we NEEDED (vs. WANTED). I got the dogs new collars and Georgia a harness....she's so strong and a little b**** that it hard to walk her so I'm trying the harness on her. AND I bought the boys some halloween pencils for $1. Proud of myself.
Gotta start onions & peppers for dinner. Much love to ya'!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Life has been crazy lately....a lot has fallen onto my plate and forced me to deal with some ME things. I need to take responsibility for me, my children and the future. There...said it. Whew, now the action part. lol Steals and deals are just that, but bargain shopping for Tobey, or shopping period, for Tobey is coming to a halt. I've convinced myself that I can live the simple life, but my actions are showing otherwise. I don't need STUFF to be happy. I don't. I know I don't, but I empty my closets to consignment and donations, only to start filling them back up. I need to find control in my life and this new found "budget" he speaks of, will help me gain it back. No more frivolous spending. No more target (aka crack house) binges. No more shoe dazzle. I'm living on a budget and within my means - that is my new motto.
I'm supposed to play keeno with the girls Friday night. I HOPE HOPE HOPE I feel well enough to enjoy some girl time. Living with 4 boys....I need it.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Last night love muffin and I went to the Texas Theater to watch The Dallahachie Boys perform. I had not been to the Texas Theater since it was an actual theater. I went with Jack Hughes and he put his arm around me and I was scared he wanted to kiss me. LOL. I think it was 6th grade.
This morning I got a call from Uncle Dustin that Mason was running fever and not feeling well. I went to pick him up and made a dr. appointment. Swine flu. Poor baby, as soon as the doctor walked out after telling us, he broken into tears. All of the hype on the news had him scared. She came back and assured him that he would be okay.
We came home, I made him some chicken noodle soup and he played on the computer....yes, the same computer I'm typing on right now. We all took naps this afternoon. I heart naps. When I got up, I started couging and my shoulders and neck hurt. I left my vitamins at work. Crap! Cross your fingers.
OH -- and big news, I got my iphone. Ordered it about 4 yesterday and it was delivered today -- still getting set up now so nothing to report really
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I'm taking off work on Friday, spending some time with my momma at Canton. I hope the weather is nice. I really just go to look at overpriced, handmade crafts and EAT. corn dog and funnel cakes are calling my name. I've been to dog alley once. My mom won't let me go, because she knows I would walk out of there with an overpriced, puppy mill, sickly dog and be heartbroken when it doens't survive. Boo...
On another note, I the v.secret stuff I ordered last week has shipped! I hope this weekend my honey and I can go out on the town and I can dress up in my new kicks! :-) MUAH!
Monday, September 28, 2009
- My Family (this includes parents, love muffin, my boys and friends. my friends are my handpicked family)
- Dr. Pepper (sorry, but I can't seem to knock this one)
- Cell Phone (just to keep in contact. I'm not a huge phone talker)
- Shoes (duh!)
- Etsy (can you say SERIOUS addiction)
- TV - Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Khloe Kardashian
- My camera. I just have a small, portable version but this year I hope to upgrade to a SLR
- Music. it inspires me and lifts me up
- My dogs
So these were the best I could come up with off the top of my head.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I ordered some shirts from victoria's secret today. I returned some items and had a gift card that was burning a hole - plus, since I've consigned a lot of clothes, I open the closet and see nothing to wear, except for the same things, over and over again. Anyway, used gift card, some online offers and only paid $3 out of my pocket. That's awesome.
Love muffin will be home tonight. I tried calling him last night, becasue the power went out in 1/2 of the house -- I wasn't sure what to do and my biggest concern was Grey's Anatomy was coming on -- I couldn't miss it! He didn't answer or respond to my texts so I hoped that he was on his way home and planning to surprise me...no such luck. Tonight he will be back!
State Fair of Texas starts today. I really want to go this year. We went last year after the TX/OU game (want to go there again too) and enjoyed some fried treats. The fried bacon was overrated.
Wishing all my peeps a fun filled weekend!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I feel an extreme disconnect with my kids and their school. I seriously don't know how I manage to balance full time work with full time mommy. Believe me - NOT easy and not much can compare....no working late nights, early mornings, on your feet or off. This is 24/7. There is no OFF switch. Being a parent NEVER EVER ends. I've got mr. social butterfly who is slacking on his school work and will soon be grounded for months; sweet little mason that doesn't get his way and turns into a devil; and french fry who has reverted to a 2 yr old with his meltdowns and the only way to get him back, is.....treat him like a 2 year old. He's 6!
Den had to go back to Tulsa today, so I saw him for like 30 minutes tops. He'll be home for the weekend.
UGH. Now mason doesn't want to get in grandma's car because he wants to play with his friend, the answer was no. God bless my mother who deals with these tantrums in person, while 45 miles away, I get to blog about it.
Susan said it best....I am a walking advertisement for birth control!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tonight Sandie & I are going to the PINK concert. I'm super excited. Wish it were on a weekend, but at the most, I'll be tired in the morning, which is no different than any morning.
Den is away on business this week. He's coming home for a softball game, going back, and returning on Friday. I so miss him when he's away.
I took clothes to consignment. While they were going through my fall clothes, I wandered around the store and only saw 2 items of mine - I hope that means everything sold and I'll make mucho $ from it. My contract expires 10/10 so it won't be long before I find out
Rylan's birthday is next month. He's been fickle about where he wants to have it. First it was bowling, now it's Flip Fusion. This is obviously a big decision for a big boy -- he'll be SIX!
The boys had their photos taken on Sunday. After all the rain, it was nice to be outdoors. Rylan had a few meltdowns but it wasn't out of control. Tiffani did a good job. She's given me a "sneak peek" on the photos... www.tmsphotography.blogspot.com
We have family photos scheduled in a few weeks. I need to figure out what we're all wearing.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There are 120 players in 7th grade football since no player is turned away. That said, they split into 3 teams, A, B and C. Dalton is on the C team, which I'm saying means Cool team. Yea. So I get to the game last night about 6ish. A team plays. it rains. B team plays. it rains. i'm cold, tired and wet. majority of those in the stands had already seen their kids play, so they leave. rain, rain, rain. 9:00....C team takes the field. Remember watching little kids play soccer and they all just stay in a pack, around the ball. repeat for football. The ball kept slipping from the rain, every play they had to get a dry ball. I don't know if this team has had the least experience (i.e. no pee wee football). Finally, at 10:00, the game is over. Did I mention my kids and I haven't eaten yet? Yea...apparently, they don't open concessions for jr. high football - another thing I wish I'd known beforehand. So I go to JITB, grab some tacos, head back to the field house to pick up dalton, load up his bike, go home and get everyone settled and ready for bed. EXHAUSTION!!!!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I started working on a flyer for Freddie. SPCA is closed today. Put an ad in the paper. Left a message for animal control. I hope we find him!!!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Mason woke up with a barking cough. He's sick. Called the dr. for an RX
Dropped presley at the groomer (he hates me)
Drove around looking for freddie
Took rylan to wal mart to get a gift for his friend's b-day party
Looked for freddie
Took rylan to the party
Dr. called - wants to see Mason
Took mason to the doctor
Went to HEB to buy groceries
Drove around looking for freddie
About to start gumbo for dinner
It's only 1:30. I'm beat!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
with september, i envision cool evenings and a stroll in the neighborhood. we'll see if the forecast agrees.
Next week is a 4-day week. I even forgot about the Labor Day holiday. what to do
Monday, August 31, 2009
Since school started (last monday) I leave the house with my hair wet and let it air dry, and let me just say, i prefer my hair straight and shiny. I'm a mess. I went to belk and the crack house (aka target) yesterday and nothing fit. I know I've put on weight in the last year, but I do nothing, have energy for nothing and expect it to just fall off of me because I want it to. I told den last night that I want to start walking every evening. we'll see if i can make that happen. I've been overwhelmed and out of control lately, and I need to regain some of that.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
taking off work tomorrow to spend the day with my boys.
hopefully i'll get back on track next week
Friday, August 7, 2009
This morning I talk to love muffin and he tells me that I was loco last night. I asked him what he was talking about and he told me that I was singing nursery rhymes, talking about flowers, birds, colors...apparently it was quite entertaining. The problem is that I don't remember at all! That's a bit scary.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday went to the old house and worked....and worked....and loaded up shoes. MOST of my shoes are safe and sound and WITH me! :-) Whew
I feel like this move is dragging me down. I wish....I wish I had dozens of prepared boxes and a roll of tape and could just go in, box up, tape up and send on, but I am sorting as I go...deciding what goes with, what goes to the donation box and what "someone" Might want...The latter is where I'm going wrong, it goes or it doesn't -- should be cut & dry, but I'm a pack rat, clutter collector, whatever you want to call it, and by golly it's HARD to part with some things. So, I just hold onto it for another round. My goal to be out is August 1st so that gives me a week. I hope once the furniture is out, I will be motivated to finish up and get outta there for good! Moving is bittersweet, but I usually spend at least a moment, shedding a tear or two.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I read My Sister's Keeper before the movie came out but I still haven't watched the movie -- it'll be heartbreaking and I haven't wanted to sit and cry for 2 hours.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Today's blog feeling - frustration
In my early parenting years, I often wondered what I was doing wrong. My kids fought constantly. I assumed it was a phase. Hoped it was a phase. I was wrong. I never fought with my brother growing up. We were the best playmates. I didn't understand. I still don't understand.
Ring~Ring. Dalton's phone number is displayed on caller id. My thought - what now? He already called and described how he was going to spend every penny of his birthday money on cleats for football (which with patience, I would've bought), basketball shoes (hmmmm...that is months away), a chin strap and a hat. I tried explaining that after the football meeting mid-August, they would tell us what we needed. Okay, back on track. What now? I answer the phone to Dalton, frantic, crying....I can't even understand him. through the blubbering tears, I manage to catch - "mason stabbed me in the arm with a fork". huh? twilight zone......WTF!?!? I ask if my mom or dad are there to find out what really happened, leading up to this. If you know dalton, you know that he NEVER does anything to instigate... I'm still not sure of the details. I'll call later to find out -- all I DO know is that it was Dalton AND Mason - both of them, so BOTH of them are in trouble. good thing I have time to think about their punishment - I'm none too happy at the moment!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have a busy weekend ahead. Taking off work tomorrow to take care of some things that can only be handled during regular business hours, which are the same as mine. It is times like these that make me wish I worked closer to home -- some of these things could really be lunch hours, but since I don't have that convenience, I bundle them all into one day and take off, which isn't exactly feeling like a "vacation" day - but whatever.
- Pick up letter from cornerstone to confirm Rylan's identity.
- Go to the social security office and sit (hopefully not long) to request a replacement card for Rylan.
- Uniform shirt for Rylan. go to store to check sizing, order (Duncanville)
- Pay bills (I hope I can squeeze some out of this check)
- Take photos of the house for marketing purposes
- Box up (more) of the house....when will this end??
- Contact ARC to schedule pick up of furtniure & household goods -- I'm done garage selling, just get it outta here!
Hopefully I can squeeze in a LITTLE r&r or something fun - pedicure? swimming?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
F-MIL: It's nice to meet you. ..... I'm so glad that they found each other....
MOM: Well, we'll see -- only time will tell
WTF? Could she show maybe just a little support and happiness (ha) thrown in my direction? Can you say pessimist?
Monday, July 13, 2009
What a weekend! Saturday Dalton had his birthday party. I figured he was old enough (12) to invite whomever he wanted, so he did. He had 4 boys, 3 girls over plus his brothers. We're working on a tight budget so I made cupcakes and decorated as "beach themed". I'll upload pics tomorrow. I thought they turned out cute & I bow to the Cake Boss! Decorating is not an easy task! I think it turned out well.
My mom thought she had round peppermint with the red stripe (which was to be the beach ball), but turned out they were plain white, so I dipped them in red food coloring....the red marshmellow thing is supposed to be a beach ball....
Yesterday I went to work on the old house. The boys went to their dad's (first time since June 21st -- yea, don't ask unless you want an earful) and ended up spending the night. Of course I didn't know this initially so I was trying to hurry & finish so I could pick them up. I probably didn't make much headway at the old house...I really needed help to motivate me. It'll get done eventually! Yesterday afternoon my friend Beth came over with food (she is a GREAT cook). We cooked out, swam and ate. I had a full tummy & was ready for bed but found it difficult to turn off my mind, which continued to race until I finally went to the couch & turned on the TV for a few hours. Needless to say, I'm beat today!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My oldest son turns 12 on the 14th. I can't believe I have a 12 yr old. My youngest starts kindergarten in August. And Mason....my smack in the middle sweet child, is changing schools this year, but I think it will be a great change!
Time flies when you're having fun. Or time just flies - regardless of the fun factor.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- Emailed coach about football
- Dalton is too close to the school to ride the bus
- Dish network DID receive all but one receiver and have credited me for all equipment
- Got the schedule for transferring mason to new school zone (northside)
- Shot clinic for Dalton's shots (need record)
I feel like I've made some headway on my home duties. Still not budging on painting the kitchen....I'll work on that one.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
My to do list keeps growing:
- Sort out details for Dalton's birthday
- Contact the school about Mason changing zones
- Find out if dalton can ride the bus to/from school
- Football schedule
- Call dr & schedule shots for dalton
- Contact prospective buyer to see the house
- Clean up the house (somewhat) first
- Go to the house and box up more stuff
- sort bills
- the list goes on.....
We came home yesterday afternoon, I fixed lunch and then flopped on the couch for a nap. The boys worked outside with den & swam. last night we cooked burgers on the grill (yum)
I got to work this morning and to my suprise, my work family brought me birthday goodies (and I thought they'd forgotten about me) :-) These gals are the best! So I've been snacking all day and I guess it's to blame for my sugar rise & fall throughout the day.
Next weekend we're having a b-day party for dalton -- he'll be 12! YIKES. I have to get details sorted out. Call
Mason and grandma made me a carrot cake which Mason says was made with LOVE AND JOY! Den got me a PINK fishing pole. You have to know me to understand how much I truly appreciated this gift.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- marching bands
- patriotic music (Lee Greenwood anyone?)
- family & friends
- red, white & blue
- water / beach
When I was little, I remember spending many birthdays at the beach -- it was our vacation destination. Because the fourth was a day after my birthday, I always thought the fireworks and celebration were for me. Yes....that's why I STILL make a big deal about my birthday. Maybe one day, when my "number" is much higher, I will not expect everyone to wish me a happy day, but until that day comes.....:-)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We've started staying at Dennis' this week. I don't feel like the house is 'mine' so I'm a little on edge - making sure the kids don't drop a crumb, but this morning I get up and one of the dogs (MINE) shit in the rug in the living room. I cleaned it up the best I could at the moment but I was gagging the whole time. Tonight I'll have to see what I can do.
We don't have the boys rooms set up yet, so mason and rylan wanted to sleep in the floor beside us. Sometime in the night rylan snuck into the bed. A habit that must be broken....and soon. He's getting so big and doesn't stay still.
Getting back to work. I am NOT going to dwell on the dr. pepper or sweets that I cannot have. nope -- not doing it.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday I spent the afternoon working on my house -- clean up, sorting for garage sale. I felt a sense of accomplishment...I had 4 bags of trash. Big bags. After the garage sale this weekend, I hope I really have a dent in getting moved out and getting the house ready to rent. My entire house must be cleared out. It's a big task, but I'm very excited about our future!
Yesterday we had a late lunch, visited w/Den's uncle, came home, checked out his jeep in storage, went to my sister's, grocery store, home, swimming. By then, the day was near over. Amazing how time flies when you're with someone you love.....:-) went to bed early but couldn't fall asleep.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- garage sale
- comes with me
The decision is so tough, but I've kept these categories in mind while sorting through our stuff. If you've read lately, I'm planning a garage sale. Next weekend, I think. I have LOTS of decor items, clothes, some furniture, kitchen stuff. I'm taking work type clothes to a consignment store tomorrow. Clothing generally doesn't make much at garage sales, & some stuff is still good condition, I just outgrew it.
SO....I'm hoping to be out of my house in July. get the word out if you know anyone looking for a house to rent. 3/2/1600+ SF
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
So it's Tuesday now. Last night we went to Den's. The kids helped him lay grass in his yard (it looks SO good). We swam. Ate dinner. Went to bed. OH...and I watched TV. SCORE!!!! I can't explain how difficult it is to have no TV. i did at least have a couple of fuzzy channels but with the HD switch over last Friday, I lost even that. movies or video games. being broke really sucks. really!
Looking forward to the weekend. Friday night we're having drinks at the Pub then going to Keeno, which is always a blast.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
COMPLETELY off topic....I think my inner 12-yr old girl is dying to get out. Last year (around Halloween) I got into tutu's. Love them. Everything is better wearing a tutu. Housework in a tutu, is suddenly not too bad. Tutu + stilletos = Oh la la. This year, my obsession is the flowers in the hair. They look so freaking cute on little girls. I downsized the flowers and made my own hair clips because I couldn't find them anywhere (anywhere = waxahachie).
LOL. Ry is watching Kung Fu Panda and has apparently seen it enough times to have the lines memorized....too funny!
HOpefully getting some cable hooked up tomorrow....no more fuzzy 4 & 8, although I have to go thru the trouble of packing up my dish receivers and shipping them back...but desperate times.
Going to my friend, Jill's wedding tomorrow night. Super excited. I haven't been to a wedding since....Jeff and Meegan, several years ago. It'll be fun. I think we're staying the night because it's in Weatherford & we don't want to drive back to Hatchie afterwards. I hope the storms stay away. Must check weather.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
...and if a child calls their parent mean, it probably means they're doing something right!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday night Den and I went to the movies to see The Hangover. I seriously think this ranks on my top 5 movies. It was greatness...absolutely hilarious. We left and went to Courtside for a drink but left without finishing because the place smelled like vomit.
Saturday I had a hair appointment with my super awesome hairdresser - Cara! I wanted to go dark, I love my hair dark. I think it makes my eyes look more blue. So we put some LAVA on it...yes, that was the name of the color. I look like a straight up rocker chic. Cara....I may have to do this again just before DEF LEPPARD in August!!!! After my hair appointment, Den and I had a couples massage (a Valentine's gift) at One Fine Day. He was asleep in the first 5 minutes but I enjoyed mine...of course it's always over a little too soon. Sat. night Den went to TMS for a race, so I hung out at the pool, reading and watching TV.
I woke up this morning at 11! Who the hell sleeps til 11? ME!!! Got up, Den cooked lunch and I came home to feed the dogs, steam cleaned the hallway and Dalton's room, went back to Den's, fell asleep on the couch, came back home. Dreading the work week.
Did you notice I mentioned vomit in this blog twice? LOL!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Last night we get home and I told the boys to clean up the front yard. It's time to mow (again) and Dalton and his friends had some boards in the front yard that they used as ramps for their skateboards. They last moved these boards about a month ago - i remember this because I REFUSED to move them and I just mowed around (sorry Den). they were excited about moving the boards. Why? When grandpa helped move them over, they picked them up and snakes scattered. baby snakes, but snakes nonetheless. In my previous life, as a princess, I wouldn't dare get near this plot, but as a mom of three boys, I stand there with my stick, waiting to "catch" the slithery little creatures. Sure enough -- 2 baby snakes. And what do boys want to do with snakes? What else -- kill them. I supervise while Mason runs to get a shovel....wait, no - a rake. A rake? that's what he came back with. Gotta love them. They proceed to cut the heads off, then carry the lifeless slinky around the front yard and down to the neighbor (girls) to chase them with a snake body!
This morning I took Rylan to grandma's and there is a possum in the flower bed. Looked like a giant rat. GROSS! I try to scare it with the sound of my car -- success. I shoo the giant rat to the carport, then down the driveway. I follow him in my car to get it far away from the front door that I'm just about to go into. Rylan is in the back seat yellling -- RUN OVER HIM MOM!!!!! :-)
I wonder what creature awaits me tonight!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Peace out! (that's what I saw when I'm avoiding real emotion)
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My yard has been looking awful. I needed to mow, but between work, games and practices, it was difficult to find the time. Sunday we returned from the lake, I got out of the car and went straight to the garage to start mowing. Oh yes -- denim mini skirt and all. Of course I stepped in several ant beds and am now trying to get the big red bites off my ankles. So, it was so bad that it needed a "do over". Tonight the boys wanted to help. I wish I had taken pictures. Rylan was mowing, Mason and weed-eating and Dalton was doing what he does best -- talking on the phone. There are definite lines in the yard, but they aren't straight. I'm sure my neighbor wishes we hadn't mowed the grass dividing line between my house & hers, but I was so proud of my boys. They didnt' stop until it was done. Well...almost. I was tired and begged to be finish, or told them we were out of gas, or something to make it end so I could come in and take a nice COLD shower.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Spent the weekend with Den and Kim. We had a fun-filled weekend. Need to upload photos.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Lower back STILL hurts. Traffic sucked this morning. The traffic lights were out downtown making traffic even worse. I didn't get to work until 9:45! Dalton is still struggling in school. Dennis is still out of town. Jackass didn't do what he told me (& the boys) he was going to yesterday. Monday is not my favorite day of the week. I'm STILL only one person, trying to juggle many balls at work. My friend Christie is dealing with some relationship issues and was very upset yesterday. That's all for now.
The day WILL get better!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So I come home from work and head to baseball practice, but not before I go to Walgreen's to get my $5 coupon that they jipped me out of on Sunday. I find BREAKING DAWN in the backseat so I gladly pick it up as the boys practice. I can jump back into this book in no time. Practice is over so I head home. The boys go outside to jump on the trampoline. I decide to take this opportunity to read some more...I can't put this book down. I'm doggie sitting for Dennis while he's out of town so I have his big doggie Fred. So I spoil him rotten, just like my own. I grab my book and head towards the front door. Fred is pretty big so he's not allowed to go out without a leash. He sits down like a good little doggie, I leash him and he's quite anxious to get outside...he can't sit still. He doesn't have very good walking manners but he is on a choke chain so once it tightens up, he knows what to do. He twists around me so I am wrapped completely one time in his leash. I open the door, he starts to run, throws me onto the ground as he untwists me and takes off after this dog that was sitting at the corner of the street. Fred running. Tobey yelling (as I pick myself up off the ground). Adrenaline pumping. I chase him almost to the end of the street when I realize, he ain't coming back. Run back home, get in car, drive neighborhood with my head out the window screaming "FRED!!!!!!" Go back home, pick up the boys for extra eyes on the lookout. Drive up and down the street. Drive, yell, drive, yell. Panic. What will I tell Den? Oh shit. Drive, yell. We pass the Cooper's on Grand Street and Mike is outside. Dalton yells....I see him. I back up, jump out of the car, completely oblivious to traffic. Sweet Mason says, "mom, should I lock the doors?" Mike comes across the street, said he just saw him. He asked if he still had his leash on...Yep....that's him. Mike calls him, he comes running. Tongue hanging out of his mouth, panting, I pick him up and get him in the car. Whew. This could have been disastrous.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I'm looking forward to my long time high school friend, Kim coming to visit in a few weeks and ultimately moving back to Texas. Woo hoo....
Glimpse of the evening...well, 2:30 till now.
Left work. Drove to Midlothian. Dentist appointment. Talked to Kim before and after. Drove to pick up Dalton from tutoring. Took him to get whataburger. Went to Dennis' house to "shock" the pool. It was green and cloudy and we have some work to do before I'm so much as dipping my toe in that water. LOL. Grabbed the dog food from Dennis' so I didn't have to go to the store, it was heavy! Came home. Changed clothes. Took Dalton to the Fine Arts Center for a choir program. Watched/listened to the program. Went to baseball - Mason was playing. So exciting when your child is on the field! Game was over at 9:00. Took the boys to Taco Casa for some very nutricious dinner. Uh..hello, CHEESE is a milk product. Duh. The boys are in the bath and I've realized I am once again, addicted to blogging.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Back to Mexico. We went on a canopy/zipline tour which was AMAZING. I thought I might be a little scared but it was such an adrenaline rush swinging from treetop to treetop in the jungle.
We also went to the village of Yelapa and snorkeling in the coves on the way there. I've never been snorkeling but I loved it too. The water in PV is not as clear as other destinations in Mexico but once I had my mask on, the fish were apparent and very vibrant. I saw several bright blue and yellow fish and a blow fish that I followed around until I bumped heads with another fellow snorkeler.
The most adventurous of my "tours" was horseback riding. I thought I was going to die. The ride UP the mountain/jungle was fine, but when we decided to go back down, through the jungle, and see the waterfalls...well, that was a different story. Here I am on this big ole horse. About 24 inches of a ledge. No safety rail keeping us on this trail. I tried to calm myself. I even sang Twinkle Little Star to the horse. Dennis kept asking for the camera, sunscreen, whatever. I kept telling him-I am NOT taking my hands off of the reigns. I was a mess! By the time we got to the half way point, I jumped off the horse and started bawling. Poor Dennis. Poor Me. No more horseback riding for a while!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The trip was awesome! So much to blog about, so I'll start on days...
Day One. I was nervous about the trip because of the press that Mexico has been getting lately. We flew first class so with a few drinks, the plane ride was fine. We get in the taxi and wow...he was a crazy driver~~suddenly, traffic stops and we hear sirens. We are at the stop light (which obviously are not necessarily observed) and here comes anyone in Puerto Vallarta with of power ....policia, bomb squad, ambulance, fire department and SWAT team - complete in their all black attire, face masks and machine guns. Holy crap!
We ride to our hotel which was NOT in the "hotel zone". Dennis didn't want to be amongst the hotel chains and once we arrived, I was glad we weren't. The hotel was secluded and a 30+ min. drive to town. Absolutely beautiful. 5 star plus. The grounds were amazing. I'll add pictures next week. We checked into our room, admired the view, then headed to the pool bar for some much needed R&R.
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