Thursday, May 31, 2007

Headaches and Kids

I went to bed with a migraine last night and woke up with it still. So I tell the girls to be quiet my head hurts. I think Ok Jess will listen, she's 6 and Hailey will not. Yah right they are both being hellions and of course making all kinds of noise and screaming and not playing nice. Then what happens? I have to punish them both which of course means my head hurts even more.

Where is that damn calgon when you need it?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Home finally!

Last Thursday we headed out to SC for my sisters graduation, which took a very long 9 hour drive, with 2 kids. Now granted the trip went better than expected thanks to the dvd player we borrowed but it was still a long trip! We arrived late in the day and didn't see the family til even later for dinner.

The next day was the graduation but of course I had to get up bright and early and go to Kohl's to see if I could find some shoes to go with the outfit I had brought. Lucky me I found a great price on some sandals and got 2 pair. Only $9.99 each! I had already picked up a pair I could make do with for $21.00 so this was way better!

Finally back to the hotel where the family stopped by and chatted for an hour or so, by this time it was already 3 pm and we had to be at the graduation at 6 pm. They left at 4 and we had to be at their house by 5 and we had to leave by 5:45 lol. Umm yah ok that was 4 of us to get dressed and over to the house in an hour! Whew we did manage to make it though and the girls looked so cute!

I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried how the kids would act during the ceremony, well ok just Hailey. Jessica did great at her dads college grad which was umm 5 hours long! Hailey was only 2 months old and did great too! Well in the beginning she and dh walked around til it was time for the ceremony to start. No way was she going to sit still for 2 hours, ok well she didn't even make it but about 15 mins and she was ready to get down. So she and dh walked around the football field for almost 2 hours LOL. Poor guy! It was soo hot, and we didn't have anything to drink for him or Hailey. Thankfully the ceremony only lasted an hour once it got started and then off to the house for the party.

The rest of the weekend was kinda a blur, we didn't do anything, family was to busy so we should have come on home. Next time I will know, it really did hurt my feelings though and then they acted all like whats wrong. Well DUH! Anyways, another story for another day.

We came home on Sunday, which happened to be our 7 yr anniversary stuck in a car for 9 hours! The girls were fairly good though which made the trip go better. We got home and rested for 2 days since hubby was off on Mem. Day. This is the first week kids are out of school, so I need to figure out some fun things to do besides our normal playdates.

I hope that everyone had a great and safe weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Happy Hump Day! LOST Season Finale TONIGHT!

Wow already the middle of the week and still have nothing accomplished. Well ok we do have the clothes washed but have so much more to do for the trip tomorrow. How am I supposed to fit that in and watch the 2 hour season finale of LOST??

I think this will be a long night indeed, up very late no sleep then drive for 8 hours tomorrow after getting up at the crack of dawn. Yes lots of fun! I can't wait! Hmm ok so not really and I wish I had one more day before this all starts.

I am excited about tonights LOST show though, I have been so irritated, stressed and mad at the show this season. Just when I think I have it all figured out they go and add a twist to it! Will Locke or Charlie die? Will the other Losties get shot by Ben and the gang? Is Juliette going to be "good" for good now or is she still plotting? To many questions and I am sure not enough time in this 2 hour episode to answer them all.

Stay tuned and hopefully we'll get the answers that we want and need!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Not enough time in the day!

That's my biggest trouble right now but again my mom says I am the world's best procrastinator! I think I work best under pressure, but usually I have the time to do it even last minute. This time not so sure, I have 2.5 days now to get everything done before the trip on Thurs.

So much to do, wash clothes, clean house, bank, store, pack clothes, cut grass, get oil change, plan a few more play dates for my mom group and so much more. Umm right in 2.5 days, sure so guess who doesn't get much sleep? You are probably saying right now, you could be doing some of this stuff instead of blogging, well I could but that just wouldn't be me!

In the famous words of the Little Engine That Could....I think I can I think I can...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yet the end to another week!

Well I haven't been to good at writing this week due to my family being sick and then lo and behold I got sick. In between being sick I had to shop for my moms group 3 mom baby shower that happened last night and get the shower organized. To say this past week has been busy is an understatement!

I have so much still to do for our trip this week to SC and I haven't even begun. I guess in the morning I'll make a list of everything I need to accomplish in the next 3 days and pray that I cross them all off! Luckily school is still in for these last 3 days so I will only have to take 1 kiddo with me while trying to run all of these errands.

There's not much else to report so I'll leave on this note..... Here's hoping for a better week!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy Belated Mothers's Day

Yes I am way behind in blogging this week, to many sick people and not enough time in the day! I hope all of you mamas out there had a great Mother's Day, mine actually didn't turn out half bad!

I had breakfast cooked for me on Sunday morning, got a couple cards and 2 Cd's and a plate with Jess hand print on it that she made at school. I was quite surprised as I didn't expect anything at all. After a nice relaxing morning we all got dressed and went up to Monte Sano State Park and had a picnic lunch and let the girls run and play. They have a decent playground and it actually wasn't nearly as busy as I thought it would be.

Good thing Mother's Day turned out well, because the next 2 days wasn't so fun. You can read about that in my previous post.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

Yep that pretty much sums up today's 30th birthday. It sucked and not only did it suck but royally sucked. I have been taking care of a sick hubby for 2 days and a sick child as well. Lucky me, no celebration today, but then again I didn't expect one even if they hadn't been sick.

I slept on the couch last night as did Jess so we didn't catch whatever it is they have, so far so good though I didn't feel great today. No birthday presents, no cake, just a couple phone calls and some message board wishes. Guess that's better than nothing right?

What did I do today? Hmmm besides take care of the sick ones, I have done 4 loads of laundry, changed sheets on the bed, did breakfast, lunch for me and the girls, cooked dinner which hardly anyone ate at all and gave girls baths.

Umm yep Happy Birthday To Me.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

TV Shows and My Addiction to Them

Yes I watch TV, probably to much per the standards of society, yep a 4 to 5 hours a week! ACK whatever will I do, rot away to nothing? Doubtful!

So to say I am addicted to TV is wrong, but I am addicted to some TV shows. For instance, I MUST watch LOST every Wednesday night, no interruptions for that 1 hour. This show has been an addiction for me since it first came on, it's my escape for 1 hour. It's an intriguing show, an irritating show, a MUST SEE TV show and at times comedic. I love the characters and the story line, though it's been driving me nuts lately.

Will Locke die? Will Charlie die? Is Jack on the "others" side now? Is Juliette going to change her ways? Will we find out how the "others" got to the island? So many questions and so little time left this season to find out all the answers.

My next addiction is Grey's Anatomy, yes LOVE it and another one of those shows I must watch uninterrupted so I can catch everything. I used to be a huge ER fan, but they kept changing characters so much I had to quit watching, GA has replaced that love!

I tune each week to see what Meredith and McDreamy will do, if Alex will still be the pompous ass he tried to be, will George ever be faithful to his wife, will Izzy find true love again, will Christina and Burke get married and so many more!

Two other shows that I love to watch but don't necessarily think I am addicted, Ugly Betty and October Road. OR just came on this season and has already ended, and I hope for a bring back this summer or fall! UB is about over for the season and yet I am still waiting for Betty to fall in love!

Oh I despise summertime since all the shows go to reruns, but we do get a few new shows that may be worthy of my addiction. Til then!

The big 3-0 is coming!

Whatever will I do when I say goodbye to the 20's? In 5 days I'll turn the big 30 and say goodbye to my 20's and wonder what the 30's life will bring. Will I be more decisive and be a better mom, will I be a better wife? I doubt that another year will do that, that starts inside.

As I look back on my life there are definitely some things I wish I hadn't done and of course some things I wish I had done. The number 1 thing I wish I had done, drop those one sided friendships. You know the ones I mean, the friend that will call you when they are sad, crying, bf broke up with them, parents being mean, the always having issues friends, but when you need a shoulder to cry on they aren't there for you. Those are the ones that are draining, you can't have one sided friendships. True friends will be there by your side no matter what life hands you, and if you are a true friend you'll reciprocate the gesture.

Turning 30 is another milestone in life, some say that's when you become an adult and realize that you need to have a plan for your life. For many they are finishing college in their 20's, have started a career and then a family. For others they didn't go to college, they started working and then started family and no matter which you chose you end up in the same place. Trying to decide did you make the right decisions in life.

I haven't quite figured out how I'll celebrate my 30th birthday yet, but I am sure it'll be just another day, after all it's just another year older. Right?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Terrible Twos

You know you can just tell when you wake up you will have that kind of day? Yep today is it, I thought the morning WAS going fine, only to be misled by my still half asleep brain. The monster err I mean little one has been off and on, whiny, I want, hungry, sleepy, eat, hold me, play, movie, dress me, feed me mood all day!

She got that Little Leap thingy for her birthday, it has DVDs and the controller for babies/toddlers and she likes to play with it even when the disc isn't in. No big deal, so I get it for her, she wants to play, so I try to start the DVD but it will not work. I forgot we switched them out and need to reset it. So while I am trying to reset it, shes screaming, toy I want toy over and over and over. I just gave in and gave it to her and turned the DVD off, the she gets pissed off. Starts screaming MOVIE, MOVIE, MOVIE and I tell her no. So she chunks the controller across the room!

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH seriously does she have to do that every time she gets mad? UGH so I took her to time out of course where she will probably fall asleep since I think that's the problem anyways. I was trying to get her to hold out til we got in the car to get Jess from school, BUT doesn't look like that is going to happen.

Naps and chocolate makes everything better right???

Party Order Arrived!

Thankfully it arrived in time for Mother's Day since some of my customers ordered items for their moms. Now to get out there and deliver! I also have my fundraiser order being processed, and hoping it doesn't take but a week or so to get to me, so I can get them shipped out. The fundraiser didn't do as well as the softball team had hoped, but unfortunately online fundraisers do not do as well as traditional ones. I hope they try to do another one later this year, I do think they would get better results.

Though it didn't go well, I do hope to gain 8 new customers out of it, as I didn't make much commission this time. I plan to send business cards, summer catalogs and flyer's out with the orders, so maybe I'll get a few bounce back customers! Maybe I'll stick a 10% coupon in for their next order as well.

I am really trying to get in on the party circuit, but it's proven harder than I expected. I have asked everyone I know and haven't been able to get any booked, but there's still hope! I am not giving up. I'll be looking around for vendor shows too because I think getting the products out there so people can pick it up and look and see how Tupperware has changed in the last few years they will be surprised.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Happy Monday!

Whew made it thru the weekend with sleep and I am sooo happy! This is the first weekend in at least 2 to 3 months that I have slept and felt rested when I woke up on Monday morning. I didn't have that typical Monday Blah, I didn't wake up feeling sluggish or anything.

Today's weather is absolutely beautiful, warm weather, slightly breezy and not a cloud in the sky. Oh how I love Spring, except for the allergy problems. I am still having some issues with that, but some rain would help. OH did I mention school is almost out? Jessica has 12 days left and tech it's only 11 since she will not be there the last day.

We are going to SC for my sisters graduation (high school). Yep we are 12 yrs apart lol my mom was crazy starting over! It's been a fun ride watching her grow up and become a young adult and hard to believe she'll be starting college this fall. She is going to USC in Aiken, made their cheerleading squad which she is super excited about!

Other than that there are no big plans for this month, trying to get some cleaning done, the garage reorganized yet again and hopefully the house painted (outside). I would love to take a mini vacation, but dh and I think we'll try to sneak away for the weekend in June to Chattanooga or Nashville. We'll see what this month brings!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sleep Sweet Sleep!

I am sooo happy to say I have slept the last 2 nights! I mean really well rested sleep, how awesome is that? Yes it's great! I was suggested by a friend to try Melatonin its a natural sleep aid and so I decided to pick some up over the weekend. I took it on Friday and Sat night and slept soooo wonderfully! I am going to try to NOT take it tonight, to see if my body may have readjusted itself and will go to sleep at a normal time.

I think it's been months since I have slept this well, first it was due to stress, then it was due to toothaches (which now are gone) but I think since I was so used to being up til 2 or 3 in the morning I just could not get my clock set back. I felt so rested this morning and so far there seems to be no side effects from taking the melatonin.

Here's hoping to a wonderful night of sleep!

Friday, May 4, 2007

To A New Beginning

Yes that's how I feel this morning after a long heart to heart talk with my dh last night. We really needed it and it took a year or so to make it happen. Tears, sadness, happiness and laughing and making up does wonders for your marriage and outlook on life.

Sitting down and talking about whether we want to have any more kids turned into a talk we really needed to have. Marriage isn't easy and there's been some very rough times the past year or so, mostly due to me ( I think) but we both share the blame. I for once just listened for close to an hour on what he had to say and didn't interrupt except to say I am sorry. That's not something that comes easy to me when it comes to this type of thing.

Have you ever really sat and listened to your spouse, I mean really listened? No tv, no kids, nothing as a distraction but really sat and focused on each other? If not, I really recommend you do it, you will be surprised on what you learn. I found out that I was pushing to hard and complaining about everything (not tech but it felt like it after he finished talking) and not trying to work on things to make them better.

So after much discussion last night, we both are going to try to reconnect, I am going to try to quit being so critical and he is going to try to be more affectionate by showing not telling me he loves me. We also talked about the last year has affected our kids, how we don't spend enough quality family time together. So we are refocusing on our kids as well and I think they'll be better for it.

Last night was good for us and I hope to report back soon that things have greatly improved.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Finally, a better day!

Well I finally slept more than a few hours last night, nothing great but still better than a couple hours. I didn't feel like a zombie this morning so that was good, though I did sleep in til 8. My playgroup had a Spring Fling today so I had to get moving lol that must have been motivation enough since I haven't been out of the house in about a week.

Today went well, the munchkin did well, she ran and played hard and slept great for her nap! Now if she will stay out of the kitchen trying to eat every 5 mins we'll be good. I swear shes having yet another growth spurt because even when she eats like a pig she'll come back later " I hungry mommy". Cute but seriously after the 3rd time I am done!

We have some storms coming in tonight and tomorrow so I am hoping that it doesn't make my head hurt to bad, but I can already feel the pressure. JOY! Can't you tell and hear my excitement? LOL Um yah that was a bit sarcastic!

Maybe tomorrow I'll have something interesting to write about LOL.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May has arrived

The sun is shining, the kids are still in school for a few more weeks and I am a ray of sunshine... NOT. Another night of not sleeping and my kids waking up at the crack of dawn, yet I get no break from it. My husband knows that I haven't slept well the last week because of my allergies but what does he do? Wake me up to tell me he's leaving and the little one is asleep! OMG I could have killed him. Why would you wake up someone to say I am leaving?? Just leave the freaking house.

So you do know what happened right? She woke up 5 seconds after he walks out of the door. Good thing I was already awake from the dumbass telling me he was leaving. Luckily she's been in a good mood so far, but me not so much.

I think I should get some things accomplished today, answer some emails, get my Tupperware Fundraiser orders tallied up, shower, get dressed, get the girl dressed the list goes on and on. Oh yes and I must go to the store and buy some chips for a Spring Fling party tomorrow, buy Mothers Day Card for my mom and get it sent out in time. If it doesn't get sent today it'll not make it to Hawaii by the 13th.

I would like to get my mom something special, but what? She's been so stressed with my stepdad in Iraq and my sister graduating later this month. She doesn't really need anything (she has more $$ than I do lol) but a card just isn't enough. I sent her flowers for her birthday so can't do those again, plus she flies out of Hawaii the 15th (my birthday) to SC for my sis grad. Hmmmm any ideas?