Tuesday, November 30, 2010

True Story :)

So the other day Miss Macy and I took a little trip to Costco. I rushed around the store grabbing what I needed, rushed into the restroom to pee and rushed home. (This was on our way home from our trip up to RuthAnnes. So I was trying to get home to unpack etc.).

Anyhow, as I rushed out of the store I vaguely noticed a few people seemingly staring but I just thought they were looking at my cute baby or something. Ya know?

Well when I got home and rushed past the mirror I noted a white tail in my wake...About a foot long. Yep. I had myself a toilet paper tail :). No wonder people stared! Hubby and I laughed so hard. I hope you did too. :)


good morning. :)

sometimes my kids just crack me up.
This morning Mia asked where daddy is. So i told her he is at work (just like every other day of the week) :) And her response was... oh, so he just snuck out of bed.
Cracked me up! ;)

On the note of running ... uhh, i did not get to that yesterday. i fell asleep instead. Man, i feel tempted to be frustrated. will i ever get back into it? Then i have to remind myself, my baby is only 9 weeks old. (and i got my kids nasty cold.. so better to rest and get better)
I know I will get into it at some point cuz i remember, once I am used to it..I love running and it gets me into great shape. (I used to run 3-5 miles a day, back when I was a teenager.

Today is Macy's 2 month check up, so I will be packing up all 4 kids to go. Fun times. (my mom used to watch them during app. I can't believe how I just took that for granted, that I had an automatic sitter.) Anyhow, i am not really looking forward to having all 4 there with me, but at the same time...It's all in my attitude. My kids def. feed off my attitude, so I will have a good one! :)

I am off to make myself a mocha...I have resolved to stop buying them..lest we not be able to pay our mortgage!

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Monday

It's Monday! Blah! :)

Anyhow, I hope y'all had a wonderful thanksgiving. Mine, it was ok. It wasn't that it was bad, but for some reason I really had a hard time that day with the fact that mom is sick. But, after a good cry, some wine and a long talk with a good family friend (oh, and a good night sleep) I felt much better. Sometimes you just have to get it all out...I think.

This weekend...It was great! I had a fantastic time with my family, visiting RuthAnne and fam. I was quite impressed with my kids, as it is a four hour drive up there. They were super good though. We just visited and played, ate good food, drank lots of coffee, oh and some wine. ;) Thanks RuthAnne. When we got home, Hubby unpacked everything. SO super kind of him.

Anyhow, so this week...Started with a bang. I got those kiddos off to school and now have about an hour til I have to go pick up DD from school...There is laundry to do, floors to sweep and bathrooms to clean, so I best be going...but I hope to post again soon.

Just a little tidbit about myself for the week. :) My new favorite creamer is coffee mates Vanilla Nut. Yum! And cuties (oranges)are much better than the satsuma oranges I got last week. And I am going to start running every day. Also, I LOVE christmas music. Well, really anything about the holiday!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What is wonderful this week

1. Satsuma oranges, Mmm! Love em. I got a box on sale at Safeway (wanted them so bad I dragged all four kids in there just to get them (in the pouring rain! ) :)

2. CoffeeMate's Sugarfree Caramel Vanilla creamer, it's my latest favorite

3. THANKSGIVING :) :) (hopefully we get to go to the dinner at my parents place.. My kids have nasty colds so my dad has to check with mom's doc to be sure they aren't too concerned about her being exposed to the germs) (the tiny yucky germs, as Ky calls them :)

4. Our trip up to visit Ruth Anne and fam. over the coming weekend.

5. My husband being around for an entire 40 hours straight :) (he just got off work) :)

6. My new laundry system

7. My new phone (the blackberry curve :) My phone broke a few months ago, when my Mia spilled coffee on it...i have been using a loaner SUPER OLD phone for WAY too long! It really got in the way of my texting habit.

8. My baby, she is seriously so stinkin' adorable. I love her so much. (she never talks back and just does exactly what I want :) (I love my other kids too. But you know what I mean :)

That's it for today.

Hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To do List

So, back to my original posting idea...It is Tuesday, so my to do list for this week is as follows

1. Read library book that I have had in my possession and renewed twice :)

2. Eat lots of good food :)

3. Take my kids out for walks and bike rides. (especially today since there is snow here :) (like 1 inch or less :) but hey! It IS snow!)

4. Bake some good food.

5. Be patient with kids.

6. Watch the latest episode of Bones, one of my favorite shows.

7. Pray more.

8. Visit Ruth Anne and family for the weekend :) :)

9. Continue to update my blog.

10. Work out a few times.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkkkkkk!

...........I think. :)
Man, I have missed blogging. But, I have just plain.not.had.time for it.
I would like to update you.

Macy is so cute and growing up a bit. She takes regular naps now and is awake for an hour or so after eating...She coos and smiles at us, especially me. :) My husband gets jealous.. but, I guess I deserve it. After all, I did go through A LOT to have her! ;) Her pediatrician is ALWAYS so quick to confirm how pleased he is with her progress. . and to note what a miracle it is that she is with us. It's such a good reminder, God IS good.

My mom is currently doing real well. She seems to be her normal self, which is at times hard for me...to realize she is ok for now, but her current diagnosis only gives her a certain amount of years anyhow...(if that makes sense?)
She started chemo and radiation treatments last Thursday, and seems to be handling them quite well. I picked her up from her radiation appointment last week. It was really nice to spend some time with her that day. We pray for her at dinner time and bedtime each day..it's cute that my kids ALWAYS remember her in their prayers :)
It's becoming more "Normal" for me that she is sick (well, that sounds horrible, but my point is the shock has kind of worn off) But sometimes the reality of it all overcomes me and I CAN NOT believe my own mother is terminally ill. But, I do believe in God and He knows what he is doing...Even if I don't understand why.

Daily life...it's become more "normal" with 4 kids. I have started doing a few things that help make days (during the week, especially) run more smoothly. One being that I cooked a bunch of dinner cassroles and froze them over the weekend...that way when my husband calls and says he has started his hour long drive home I just pop it in the oven(this was kind of an "issue" before as he never leaves for home at the same time, some days it's a 10 hour day and other days he works 14 hours) The other thing being I quit folding and putting away the kids clothes (thanks for the idea, Sherah) Laundry goes SO much faster. In fact I kind of "enjoy" doing it. I just throw theirs in a separate clothes basket for each kid and I am done. (they mess up their drawers anyhow)

On diet and exercise...I have been working out most week days at the gym.. but my prepaid membership is running out Dec. 5th and we can't really currently afford it, so I guess I will just be trying to get outside to run or walk with the kids or ????I don't know. It kind of stresses me out, cuz i am not good at exercising outside of the gym, but that's the way life is for now, so I am working on not complaining...Not just not verbalizing the complaint, but not having a complaint in my spirit etc. Life is really what you make it.
I haven't really lost any weight, sometimes I am down 1 more pound, but basically I haven't put a dent in the 13 pounds I have left to get down to prepregnancy weight. I am not sure what to do about this either, but two things I have decided. #1. Being super down on myself and talking about it all the time (to hubby especially) but not doing anything about it, is certainly not attractive! He thinks I look pretty darn good ;) And #2. It's honestly more important that I address the issues that "make" me fat, than that I lose the weight.

K, it's bedtime for kids and no one is heading that way since I am not giving that direction :) so I better sign off for now. I promise to try to have a more fun post next time, soon I hope.....If I even have any readers anymore :)

Happy Monday!