Sunday, December 14, 2008

Newsweek article

Fabulous article showing how the bible supports gay marriage.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/172653/page/1

For the record, I have no problem with homosexuals, nor do I have a problem with them being happily married. What's the big deal? If you love someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them then why not get married? The sexuality part of it is what goes on in the bedroom, and that's really none of my business.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What's the big deal?

I really like my car, I don't see the point of changing it. Why get a new car if I like the one I'm driving? Now this is my own non-professional opinion, but I really think that if you can't pay cash for anything right now then you shouldn't get it, just with the way the economy is. I feel like my opinion doesn't help with the recession, because if you're not buying then your not helping. And on that car thing, with the big three manufacturers going bankrupt, I realize it hasn't happened yet, but still, I would be buying a car that may be very worthless next year. My current car, my Saturn, that I bought myself, and have had for 12 years, I love, but I guess since it's manufacturer is GM I need to look to the foreign models since they seem to be doing better. I don't know! Again, these are all my non-expert opinions, but I am under the impression of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I hate that expression by the way, but it does fit my current situation. I also hate researching the best vs. the worst and the middle and I would be happy with this one but not this one... really though, I don't get why I would get a car unless my current one was not drivable. I have been without car before, and this, even if it's an old car, is better than no car at all, and I am very grateful.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

if only...

I really would give to everyone if I could. For Christmas I give to a few different charities usually, and this year we are scaling back on everything. I can give to the charity through our church and I am giving to one other, a family that lost everything in a fire. I really felt guilty yesterday when I got a call from some charity that wanted me to give money to help terminally ill kids have a good Christmas. I can't do it this year, sorry. I got off the phone and talked to my husband, and he helped me feel better about saying "no". That telemarketer didn't need to make me feel guilty like he did, I do give. Maybe I couldn't give to that place but I do give what I can. I hate making excuses for stuff like that...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Vulcan 10K Run

Let me start off by saying that I had the alarm set for me to get up at 5:30AM, but I don't know if I was excited or what, I got up at 4:something, and couldn't get back to sleep so I went ahead and got up. I felt good, not rushed, and I was ready to run today. The air was crisp and cool, the sky had no clouds, it was a good running day. I went out to downtown Birmingham at about 7:15, which gave me plenty of time to register for the race and get ready to start. After registering, I even found a few friends of mine from church, so we chatted and moved together to the starting line and chatted some more. I was telling them about how the last time I did Race for the Cure, which was last year, I finished that 5K race in about 45 minutes, so I figured with 10K I should be done in about an hour and a half. Whatever, didn't put much thought into my speed, it was still up to me to finish the race. M.S. says, "I hope to finish this race in under an hour", and K. says, "Yeah, I hope to finish in less than 50 minutes." I was standing over to the side of them like, "REALLY?", I mean, seriously, in less than an hour? They both reassured me that I will probably do much better than I think, and okay, this is my first time to do the 10K, so maybe I will.

The gun went off, and we were off. K rushed way ahead of us, and eventually M.S. waved and she was off too. That's cool though, because I run better alone, since if I talk too much I get winded. I don't think the race had been going on for 2 minutes when I tripped on some crack, in these fine Birmingham city streets, and stumbled, the whole time thinking, "I won't fall...don't fall..." and I tipped over like a tree chopped down in the woods, total face plant. My hands caught me though, so I didn't land on my face, just hands, knees, elbows and hip. A man running behind me rushed up to help me up, made sure I was okay and was off running. I started walking trying to compose myself, I was okay, and started running again, just worked my way through the pain and I was off again. My hands were skinned and my knees were too, but my pants weren't torn, so I saved myself of further embarassment. Eventually, I thought that I should stop running because my knees did hurt, so I walked most of the way. I finished the race in just under an hour and a half, and I wasn't dead last, but I think I was a bit behind the middle of the pack too.

I got home soon after I finished the race and all I wanted to do was take a shower and get clean and then lay down and watch football. While in the shower I saw that I was bleeding and bruised on all those areas I fell, which I think is what made me hurt worse, but now a few hours later I feel much better and more proud of myself. I am so glad I didn't cry after falling and I am glad I finished, even with the early fall, and I will continue to train and be marathon-ready by 2010.

I want to say a big "thank you!" to the nice gentleman that helped me up, and also to Mother Nature, "I'm sorry that I threw away that plastic bottle today."

Friday, October 31, 2008

one of those days...

I got up this morning, and it was your average, normal, every day, kind of day. I had a few errands to run and my last errand I was very excited for because I was going to pick-up the race packet to register for the Vulcan 10K run. On my way to the shoe store that has the race packets I hit a curb and then had a blow out tire. GREAT!

It's alright, I can change a tire, no problem. First I took the stroller out of my car, set it on the ground, got the jack out of my car and started to work that in preparation to change my tire. I am not sure how many f*ckers (yeah, I'll go there) passed by before a nice man stopped to help - he even said, "I could tell you needed to watch your kid because I saw the stroller on the ground". While he was helping my wonderful husband came by, and was very appreciative to have someone stop to help me. Hubby was able to finish changing the tire, and we then find out I have a flat spare tire too. UGH!!!!

I then call the people that I bought my tires from to get a tow, and we'll be able to work it that way. I get the towers on my phone they tell me it will be "about 45 minutes". Okay, whatever, I need the tow, I'll wait on it. Hubby, as wonderful as he is then takes Baby Princess with him, who is sitting in the back seat this whole time, to the place he was working doing an audit. I waited a bit over an hour, the tow guy came and took me and my car to the tire place. Husband picked me up at the tire place and took me and Baby Princess out to lunch. While at lunch we learn that my car will not be ready until 3:30. I am wondering if this is a sign that I shouldn't do the Vulcan Run.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

6th picture from the 6th folder

I was tagged by Hear Their Everywear, and I'm a little scared.



but there she is, baby Princess on my unmade bed, in a cute dress and hat. This got me to thinking. Since then I have gotten a newer camera, and those pictures are in their own folder, so just to be fair, let me post another.



And there you have it, baby princess playing and being silly on my untidy living room floor.

Now I need to tag people, and I'm not even sure who reads my blog, so I'm up for suggestions... :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween stuff

Supper club this weekend has a Halloween theme, and I have to figure out how to word something that I can bring so that it sounds spooky or halloweenish. Let me just say, I don't know how to do that without it sounding like something no one would want to touch, let alone eat! Bloody Mary, I can do, but I didn't make up that name. Hopefully people will understand and hope that I'm not being unfestive.

Speaking of Halloween, I got the Princess' costumes, and look how cute they are!



I won the choice and they will both be dressed like princesses, and not like some slutty Hollywood starlet. Sorry, I know that's harsh, but I really don't get dressing your child up like that!

Friday, October 3, 2008

UGH!!!

Whatever! That's all I have to say, WHAT-E-VER!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Facebook is my friend

Sad, but true. Facebook and I have regular contact all day long. We hit each other with little zingers and wink at each other, just to make sure we know that it was just a joke, we play games throughout the day. I have even been so involved in my friendship with Facebook that I have neglected what I should be doing, like cleaning the house, cooking meals for my family, you know the mom stuff. Of course, my friendship with Facebook is still more healthy than my friendship with Plurk was. I had to end all ties with Plurk, I don't even peek in on him anymore...

I will not end my Facebook ties, I'm much too involved now. :) And to tell you the truth, I'm a good friend to have, I can give support when needed, Facebook I will help, Plurk, I can not. Facebook still allows me to get things done, even if a little later than I meant to, but it gets done, Plurk kept me from getting a lot done, I'm guessing that is what an unhealthy relationship is like.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I am Italy




You Are Italy



You are incredibly chic. Your confidence and sense of style always shine through.

You are obsessed with presenting yourself well. You understand how much first impressions matter.



Your family is very important to you. You provide them with any emotional or financial support that they need.

But more than anything, you just enjoy spending time with your family... especially when food is shared!



I saw this in K-Mom's blog and then again in Poodlehead's blog. I guess I like the food in Italy, we'll go with that.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

on going to church...

Here in Alabama church is pretty consistent, most people go. I am reminded of when I was in Utah, most people went there, but it seemed like it was mostly a defensive move, to prove the Mormons wrong or something. I like going to church, it's nice having another community that I belong to. I like having dinner prepared for me on Wednesday nights, and the kids can play while I chat with other moms. I also like believing in God. I feel better feeling like something bigger is taking care of things here. I don't think, however, that there is a "wrong church" or a "right church", I think that as long as we go, it's all good. Now, I don't mean that if you don't go it's bad, you have that right as a human being, if you can't fit it in your day then by all means, don't go. I like going because I feel better when I go to church. I like singing the hymns and the fellowship with the people at church, feeling like I'm being cared for, not just by a higher power, but also by the congregation. I feel better not only by praying for the poor, sick and suffering, also because we donate time, money and service to them.

There you have it, why I like church. Besides, look how cute the kids are in their little dresses. :)


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Baby Princess going to school...



There she is before her first day. I am so proud of her being at "preschool", but I feel like my baby is growing all up. I have always been happier when my kids have grown older, but now I guess it feels more final. I'm not going to have anymore kids, I am not even sure if I can. She's my last baby.

She was probably more ready for school than I was, no tears. And look at her, a cute little school girl! :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Big Brother 10

Yes, I am an addict of this show. I have been before, and I was able to not watch for a few years, but now I'm back. I also decided that I could never live there for how ever many weeks the show goes on, because not everyone makes their bed! That is one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't know why, but to me, making the bed is the easiest job, so why not do it everyday? It's better than cleaning the floors (my least favorite job, btw)!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fairy Tale Ball

Last night we went to the Fairy Tale Ball sponsored by Child Care Resources. Both girls dressed like princesses and were able to dance and play with other fellow princesses. Apparently this is an annual event, but this is the first year we heard about it, so we will be back, it's for the kids.

They met pirates, and received some gold doubloons.



Big Girl Princess danced in front of the stage. Husband and I noticed that she bounced in front of the stage, as if she's ready for rock concerts, we figure it's in her blood. :)



Both princesses were able to ride in Cinderella's carriage.



Big Girl Princess had a sword fight of sorts with a giant.



Baby Princess was ready to go home first.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

a joke by Baby Princess

Baby Princess: knock, knock...

me: Who's there?

BP: Orange.

me: Orange, who?

then she laughs hysterically, makes me laugh too, pretty funny joke. :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

back from the beach

This is what I noticed while at the beach. The uniform for getting your picture taken with family to put on Christmas cars (or Holiday cards, to be more p.c.) is white shirt and khaki shorts. Not us though, we're pretty random...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

just what I noticed here.

Sorry, it has been a long time since I last blogged, and as I found out in playgroup today, I should have at least been reading them! DRAMA!!! BTW, Hear Their, if you do go to Jerry Springer, I so want to tag along, that show is too damn funny.

Today, we went to playgroup where the kids had fun, and BP fell asleep on the way home, bonus. Then BGP and I played Jr. Monopoly, which I like so much better than regular Monopoly. Later on we went to Costco, there were a few things we needed and the milk there is $1 cheaper by the gallon. On the way home BP was telling me that when we got home she wanted to "play backekball".

I was talking with fellow mamas today about how when the kids grow it is kind of sad, don't get me wrong, I like when they can care better for themselves, but there is this whole "kid" look that goes away, I have noticed this with BGP. I saw a picture of her on the wall today, and she had this little face, and she was so cute, but now she has turned all little girl, and she's still cute, but there just seems to be more maturity there, and it's like she went from cute to pretty overnight. (wow, that is a serious run-on sentence, but I was just typing the thoughts as they came.) Maybe I am making no sense to anyone (all three or four of you) reading this, but just what I've noticed.

Monday, June 30, 2008

not afraid to say it


Yes, Bill had a blow job in the oval office, so? Something tells me that Hilary isn't a freak in the sheets, and they're still together - she must have known, that someone needed to. I think, (and I may have heard this somewhere else, maybe Blue Momma?) they should have a go-to-girl for the Pres, she can give the b.j. when the First Lady won't go down. If the First Lady has a problem with it, then she should pick up a Cosmo and read about how to get it done, or go out for drinks with friends and get personal lessons, right?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Books into movies

Jodi Picoult is one of my absolute favorite authors, so I was very excited tonight to be able to watch "The Tenth Circle" on Lifetime. Why do they do it? The story wasn't changed too much, but there was just so much left out of it that I wanted to get my book for reference through the movie. I actually know to read the book after the movie, I learned this early on after watching "Lord of the Flies" after reading the book in jr. high, or high school - I can't remember, but you would think I would know better by now. *remember, always read book after the movie*

Thursday, June 26, 2008

on being a bitch

What really bugs me about myself is I can't be a bitch to someone's face, well not intentionally (things I have said while drunk or high don't count). I can think bitchy thoughts or even be a bitch behind someone's back, but I can't just go off on someone and feel that release of bitchyness. Which sucks because I could have totally had that opportunity five minutes ago from a phone call to my house, however I wasn't and now I will be thinking bitchy thoughts all day long. I guess when it comes down to it, I'm scared of confrontation.

Friday, June 20, 2008

just so sad.

I never felt like I was dying of cancer. I remember soon after I was diagnosed, I went through about 2 days of "why me?", but I decided soon after that people survive cancer everyday, I was going to be that, a survivor. Now, I am just so sad. My friend Jeff has lived with lung cancer for 1 1/2 years, and now he's dying of it. His wife sent me an email telling me that he is sedated at the hospital, and the doctors don't think he will ever come out of it. Let me give a little background; Jeff and I got along right away, we just clicked. We share a lot of the same personality traits, sense of humor, the same birthday and we even live in the same neighborhood. I met Jeff when we worked at the same accounting firm, worked on the same audit reports and financial statements. Jeff is a good guy and I can't help but think how unfair it is that he is dying. I am so sorry for his wife and family. I have described cancer hitting houses much like a tornado, where one house is fine, another may have a tree down and the next is demolished. Cancer hit our houses (mine and Jeff's) at about the same time, but his seems to be one of those houses hit a little harder than mine. I am truly sad, and so sorry for him and his family.

God bless them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

UGH!!!

It is hard enough taking the kiddies out for a meal, but if I have dinner with someone whom I consider a super-mom, and her sister-in-law comes too, who is also super-mom, it is so much more difficult to have a child that will not sit down through a whole meal! I really enjoyed the company, and it was Mexican food, which is always good, I was just feeling a bit inadequate while Baby Princess wanted to scream, stand in her chair, sing the alphabet song, run around the table, UGH!
Big Girl Princess however, total angel. :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mary Poppins

Last night I watched "Mary Poppins" with the girls. I just want to report that if you have ever seen any of those nanny shows (i.e. Super Nanny, Nanny 911) each episode turns out exactly how "Mary Poppins" does.

The nanny shows up to a family that lacks love and has unruly kids, there is no hope. Nanny shows up and helps the kids to tidy up the nursery, (which they really enjoy, go figure) and then expands on their imaginations with outings to the park or to some crazy guy's house where he's laughing so hard he is floating to the ceiling. Eventually, on Nanny's day off the kids go with daddy to his work, where they run away again, to that self-employed guy that seems to do everything, but he's cool he sings and dances, that always makes a stranger safe, right? Well, later, Daddy loses his job because the kids are just so crazy wanting to spend their money feeding those darn birds, and the mom, which I couldn't figure out what she did something about voting for women, and the dad take the kids to the park to fly a kite, and all is well so Nanny floats home.

With each episode of Super Nanny or Nanny 911 we find a family that doesn't connect well. The parents work very hard and don't get that the kids need more than just stuff to be happy. Nanny comes to make them understand all that, then she leaves and they are all better. Don't you just love reality TV?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I had to share...

something I saw today on Oprah. Kris Carr, "Crazy Sexy Cancer" was on today and she said something I want to share with the world, well, the world wide web. All of us are going to die, people with cancer just have more information, we need to live each day to the fullest. Make the most out of everyday! These words really spoke to me, I hope they spoke to you too.

and there's a picture of me when I had no hair on chemo...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

adventures with the pricesses

Where have I been? I have been trying to keep busy, take the girls on a new adventure everyday so that I can wear them out, they can take a nap and I can keep my sanity. This doesn't seem to be working out too well for me, I am EXHAUSTED!!! I really just want to lie in bed all day long!!!

I do have pictures though from some of our adventures, my favorites are from when we got the haircuts, and they modeled them on the runway.





on Memorial Day, we decided to have a nice little BBQ.



and there is always the playground.

Monday, May 26, 2008

my own observations

Last night I was lying in bed flipping channels and I stopped at TBS where they were showing "Titanic" and it was at that part where the violinists are playing "Nearer My God to Thee" and showing the mayhem of the big ship sinking. It was really so sad, the people putting their kids in bed telling them stories and so calm like they have accepted that they will die a tragic death, but show no fright to scare their children and the old couple holding each other while they were lying in bed. I starting to think about how I have always been a strong swimmer, I was on the community swim team from about 3rd grade on up, to being on the high school swim team, where I was also a lifeguard, and I realized that it wouldn't matter how well I could swim if in those conditions. I don't know why I do it, but whenever watching movies I always put myself there, what would I do?

Anyway, speaking of swimming... One of the reasons why I love the track at HRC is because it goes over the gymnasium and the swimming pool and I like to watch the people in the gym and the pool as I go by. Today there was a big fat man wearing a Speedo, and really it was just comic relief for me. I just think fat man is speedo is funny. Some people may be reading this going "ew, gross!" but he wasn't hairy or anything, that would be gross. Fat hairy man in speedo reminds me of my boss at the Desert Wave Pool where I used to be a lifeguard. EW!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

6 Random Things

I have been tagged by K-Mom, to identify six random things about myself and then tag six people to tell six random things.

1. I don't like to think about germs, they kind of freak me out. I can get totally OCD about washing my hands sometimes, so I try to not think about germs. See, and typing this now, I must wash my hands.

2. Unlike Seis and K-Mom, I have done "it" in a car, and unlike K-Mom, I have not done "it" in the back of a UPS truck.

3. Both times I was newly pregnant, I got totally wasted before I even knew. It made me feel like a bad mommy from the very start.

4. I know that I am not as smart as most of my friends, especially inferior to those in The Best Damn Moms' Group Ever (TBDMGE). I'm okay with that, I realize we all have different levels on intelligence and sometimes I don't feel as smart as my peers.

5. The main reason why I work out regularly is so I can be a "hot mom".

6. I like to read. sorry I know it's lame, but I have been sitting here for like 20 minutes and I just can't think of a good original 6th thing, I thought about copying some, but I will just leave it like it is. :)

I think I am later than most on doing this, so I think everyone has already been tagged, if you haven't, then consider yourself tagged now.

politic stuff

I have liked all the information I have gotten from John McCain in both interviews I have seen with him. I feel like I'm riding the fence again. I don't like the idea of us being in Iraq anymore, but I think that he will have better plans for getting us out of there than just getting us out of there. He has good ideas for strengthening the military, for climate control, and for ridding our addiction to foreign oil, which will help our economy and gas prices.

The only reason I would want Hilary to win is because I like the woman who plays her on SNL. I like Obama too, but I can't even remember being moved by an interview with him like I have both times with John McCain.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Look at me!

I feel so good! I was thinking about this today during my morning run. Let's take a minute to look back at how much last year sucked for me, really it started in October 2006 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but I prevailed! I survived! I was remembering how I couldn't run during and soon after my chemo treatments and now look at me! I'm off running 2 miles at a time, and then walking another 2, just so that I can finish up my hour. I realized today that I need to be more proud of myself, it did suck to have go through all that, but look at me now!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

baby princess

she seems to have that bug that i do for trying on different clothes.



and she is so good at getting her picture taken, "CHEEEEZE".

Thursday, May 1, 2008

point to ponder

There's something about make-up sex that is better than regular sex, it doesn't even require much foreplay.

Monday, April 28, 2008

marriage stuff

There is a couple at church that just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. I am so impressed with that. Husband and I had a very heated argument on Wednesday night last week, and I am still crying from it. Back to counseling for us. I was assured by a friend at church, who has celebrated 47 years of wedding bliss, that it all takes a lot of work. She and her husband have been through counseling, and according to her that's what you have to do to make it last so long. I am hoping that this is just a rough spot, I'm sure that's all it is. I was also told by a mutual friend that I needed to put forth more effort, I have my work cut out for me.

We will celebrate 12 years in June.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

the tooth fairy

Big Girl Princess has lost her two front teeth! I think she looks so cute without them.





Let me tell you about the tooth fairy... Usually, actually this has happened two or three times, BGP will wake up while I am exchanging money for the tooth, and it's no big deal because she is half asleep and doesn't remember the episode the next morning. Well, these last two teeth, husband has done the exchange, except he forgot that last one and a second after our alarm went off that morning he sat up suddenly with a gasp and said, "I forgot to do the tooth!" I asked him for a dollar and sneaked into BGPs room and made the exchange and got the hell out of there because she started to roll around in her bed. I made it!!! She didn't even get up until her alarm went off! I hope she doesn't know about me and her father being the tooth fairy because this would be a lot of work, our sneaking around if she is trying to humor us.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

adventures with baby princess

Today I went to Target (probably my favorite store ever) to find some spring/summer clothes for Big Girl Princess. Baby Princess went with me and as I was looking at the clearance racks in BP's department I noticed that the Disney Princess pj's and nightgowns were strategically placed next to that clear. I noticed this because BP got the nightgown she wanted, The Little Mermaid. I really thought I could just fake it and then put it back later on when she wasn't paying attention. It didn't work out that way, she not only held on to it she also put it on over her dress while we were in the store. I got it off her, and explained that we need to wait until we buy it before we can wear it, and that seemed to work.

When we got home, Baby Princess found her new nightgown in the bag as I was unloading and putting stuff away, and put it on to wear for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Just one of those days.

I don't know why, but for some reason today has been one of those days for me. It all started when I woke up, and everything has irritated me all day. I did feel a lot better though when I delivered dinner to I'm a Mom! and I saw her beautiful new babies.

I was also thinking about the old me. I used to be one of those kinds of people that would buy clothes to wear just for that season. I hated having anything over a year old to wear out or to work in. I look at myself now, and I wear sweats everyday! I seriously look like I'm in my tornado clothes. I was telling Little Red's Momma today that all I need is a camera crew to appear to my house to tape an interview and I look straight-up, well, I don't want to go there... I also wouldn't say I have let myself go, because I am working out very regularly and I have been much better about my diet since the whole cancer thing. I guess I am to the point now that I don't care what people think of me from what I look like.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I can't win

It is spring break for our area and since big girl princess isn't in school I have two kids at home with me all day long. I guess I should consider this practice for when summer comes, but it's still harder than it looks on TV, especially since it's tax season so my accountant husband works all the time.

Anyway, on to the reason for my post. I have wanted to have daily adventures for my kids this week because watching TV all day isn't good. On Monday we went to the zoo, bad idea, the rest of the city was also there, but it really wasn't too bad because the zoo is big enough to hold a lot of people. I just have snooty issues sometimes so people tend to get on my nerves. On Tuesday we went to a local park that is fun because it looks like a big castle, so the princesses felt right at home. We were able to climb and play and slide and climb some more. However, it was like word got out that we were there so all of a sudden there were a bunch of obnoxious rude kids pushing my kids around so after playing for about 45 minutes we left. Yesterday, on Wednesday, we went to Chuck E. Cheese. It was raining so I felt like it was a good idea to play in a dry area, even though I knew that it would end up being really crowded. We got there at about 10:00 AM, when they opened and it was pretty nice, got our pizza at about 10:30 and it started getting more crowded. At 11:00 I was DONE! We got the hell out of there, and as we were in the parking lot getting back to the car I noticed that it stopped raining. Today, I was going to go to another park, after going to the grocery store, but I really feel like if we did, I will regret it, and there is no point in wasting my gas driving to another park where my kids won't get a lot of play because I get annoyed.

hmmm, maybe I need to go to therapy. Nah, I'll just take it out on some laundry.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Remembering 9th Grade

A friend posted this on his blog and he and I went to highschool together, even though we weren't really friends, we ran around in the same circles. Anyway, I have been hit, do with it what you want.

Let's see how much you remember--

--Who was your best friend? Brione Berneche

--Who did you go out with? I don't think I went out with anyone until I got to high school. I remember my first kiss being in the 9th grade, but I didn't know I was supposed to open my mouth.

--Did you have a crush on anyone? There were like 4 or 5 guys in my class in the 9th grade, so no. But, maybe I liked a few guys that I didn't really know that went to the public jr. high school.

--Did you buy your lunch?everyday in the school cafeteria.

--Did you skip?
not in 9th grade.

--Did you get suspended/expelled?
no.

--What was your favorite class?
probably English by Mrs. Barnes, or either Music or Art both taught by the very talented Sr. Shirley.

--What was your mascot? IRISH! which I guess is a little man, whatever that little Notre Dame guy is.

--Did you go to the dances? yes, I think we had about 3 the whole year.

--If you could go back would you?uh, no.

--Where did you sit at lunch? we all had to sit with our classes at that school, we were in the same class together from Pre-K up, except for me it was 2nd grade up because I moved there from the public school, where I went in 1st grade. And I wasn't even in Utah before then.

--Who was your science teacher?
Sr. Ellen? or Helen? I can't remember her name but she was pretty bitchy.

--Who was your English teacher? Mrs. Barnes, love her.

--Who was your history teacher? Mr. Hanson, he never smelled like he showered. But I remember he was very smart, and funny.

--Who was your math teacher? I had to be in the geometry class with Sr. Shirley, even though I was taking Algebra, I have no idea why, something to do with my head injury, I'm sure.

--Did you think you were cool? I was cool.

--Describe your outfits in ninth grade? Uniforms, maroon and grey plaid skirts with white collared shirt and maroon sweater, vest or long-sleeved - our choice. On a side-note, these uniforms are featured in Outkast's video "Hey Yeah!"

--Who was your favorite teacher? Probably Mrs. Barnes, I'm still in touch with her.

--What was your most memorable moment? That I was class President.

--What were your least favorite memories? I can't recall any particular one, but I remember HATING my typing class, it was very hard for me.

--What was your best accomplishment? passing.

--What action do you regret the most? I didn't really stick up for myself througout school, I think that is my biggest regret.

--What did you spend the most time doing on weekends? Probably swimming, I was very much into that as a kid.

--Did you make any lifelong friendships? I'm still friends with Brione, but she and I have been friends since the 2nd grade. I'm also great friends with Tracy and Kerri, whom were both in my 9th grade class.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

on that whole potty training thing

I need to just get off my ass and quit being so lazy about this whole potty training thing. Baby Princess is ready and there are those little signs that tell me so, the latest one should have gotten me the first time, but I had this whole stomach bug thing, anyway enough excuses, I'll just get right to the story. This past week baby princess has had trouble going right to sleep at nap time and I will eventually go in there to see what the big deal is and she is naked from waist down and has peed (and sometimes pooped) in bed with the already wet pamper on the floor. Am I that much of an idiot? Isn't it obvious? Take her to the potty first, then put her in bed!!! That way I don't have to change her sheets and her clothes and then put her back in bed! I'm hoping to get this right by next week.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Politics

I wasn't going to go here for my blog because lots of times I feel confused about stuff and I feel like I end up looking like an idiot that votes blindly for the same party. It is no secret to most people who know me that I am a Democrat, however some people upon meeting me think that I am very conservative and I guess they think I'm a Republican. Anyway, I am so sick of one person in this race, just one in particular. This person has great ideals, but whenever I read on their blog or website, I don't really see a plan for stuff they want to do, just that they want to do it. I also feel like this person is not at all genuine in the statements made, just saying stuff to make people hear what they want to hear. I also didn't want to go here because sometimes others (myself included) can be so passionate that they get kind of mean in their rebuttals and then, in my opinion, the words get personal and those attacks really don't help anything. Well, I'm opening this up for discussion, we'll see if I get any hate mail from this post. I didn't say any names, just parties, but I do live in a very red state.

Friday, February 22, 2008

book idea

I am thinking of biting the bullet and just going ahead and writing a book! I started on one that is a draft on my posts list, but I am reluctant to publish it because I feel like it is so choppy and I may wait until I feel better about it before publishing it and then I guess we'll see what people think and if they comment on it. The only problem is that it starts with someone waking up in a strange bed hungover, and I don't know if I'm even going to like the way it's finished. Has that ever happened to you? You start something and then end up hating it because it takes a drastic turn and all of a sudden it isn't what you meant to say, but it's already out there so you feel like you can't fix it. Well, that's where it is now.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Reality TV

okay, I'm an addict! I LOVE IT, and that may be a bad thing because I will watch the reruns, you know, the ones they reshow on Bravo or MTV? while we are on that topic, btw...

Road Rules/Real World - Gauntlet III, um, okay, I guess it's all about the hook-ups now. They all have known each other or about each other for like 20 years now. How old is Beth? She's got to be about 40, right? But, let's get back to the hook-ups, one of the rookies, Brooke, decides that men are all wrong for her because she has been hurt too many times, so she gets together with Evelyn, from the other team, the veterans. This is such a disaster from my place on the sofa watching, and not even knowing these people. Evelyn is a lesbian and she says that she is falling more and more for Brooke the more she gets to know her. Brooke, however is not a lesbian and gets kicked off or loses and has to leave the show and upon her exit on the fly interview she says that she appreciates all the time she had with Evelyn because now she thinks that she can start up a relationship with the right man! WTF?!?! My heart breaks for Evelyn, and I just want to punch Brooke! What a bitch!

Survivor - Fans vs. Favorites, this one is still pretty new, only one showing so far, but James has the best body I have ever seen.

Project Runway - this is the first season I have watched, and I am so glad that I do! I can't believe that I wasn't hooked before, fashion design, for a show - what a concept! Anyway, my favorite is Christian, and I hope he continues to do well. I also like Chris March and when they were paired up for that challenge and won, I was cheering out loud for them. They rock the house!

American Idol - yes I'm still watching this show. And do you know who my favorites are this year? The guy from Australia and the girl from Ireland, yes, I like the two un-Americans, but I guess they have work visas or something and aren't illegal, can you imagine?

I don't get into the dating shows for reality, I have watched them before, but I find them pretty sad. Are they supposed to be meeting their mate for life? Now, I'm not judging because as some of you know, I met my husband in a bar, but I really can't imagine competing for him on some kind of game show. Bret Micheals has his show and is he looking for a wife? I really can't stomach that, because girls seriously, do you even know where that thing has been? I have met Bret Micheals back stage though, and he really is cute, and so sweet! I guess you can get caught up in the competion though, right?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

cancer stuff

I can't sleep, so let me just go over some random stuff. Today, after the DMV, I went to Target to get some things and while I was there a woman walked (actually rode on an electric wheelchair) into the store soon after me and I noticed she had a bandanna covering her head. This woman was older than me, maybe my mother's age, but I still felt a kinship with her. I was this = close to approaching her and then ask, "what are you surviving?" But, I didn't. I still, to this day, can not believe that a year ago, I was in the same place as her. My last chemo treatment wasn't even a year ago. I have come so far, and I feel like I am running away from that past life of cancer. I guess I just want it behind me. I haven't been to any support group meetings, and I was supposed to have an appointment with my medical oncologist next week, but since I had trouble finding a sitter, I canceled it. Wait a minute, am I feeling guilty? For not attending a support group? My mother assures me that it would be good to go, but I really just, well I don't know exactly why I don't want to go. Because I have survived and feel guilty when people I know or don't know are still suffering through it? I feel awful when I hear updates on a lady at church that is not doing well at all, and I really thought she and I survived it together, but she got a new cancer, and I didn't. I forget to take my medicine sometimes, and then I will freak out at any kind of sickness I feel. I guess I'm terrified that it could come back anytime without me even realizing it, and then it will be too late and I'll get word from some doctor that I have x amount of time to live and there's nothing they can do.

Damn, I need to get some sleep, I get like this when I'm really tired.

To the DMV

I had to get my drivers' license renewed, since it has been expired since the 26th of last month. I heard all kinds of horror stories about the DMV, the one I was going to, so I thought about traveling all the way to the west side of town because it's true, there is no line there. When I informed darling husband, he said, "what are you talking about, there's nothing wrong with the DMV in Homewood!" so, I figured, I'll just go on and go, if the baby princess starts screaming, it won't be my problem, it'll be theirs. Okay, I see what the nightmare is if you need a new license, but getting one renewed isn't all that bad, true there is no personality at the desk, but again, it wasn't my problem it was theirs. So, what do ya know? Husband was right, there was not a problem for me going to the Homewood DMV, however if I needed a new license, a whole other story!

I actually have a story, it was when I first moved to this side of the country and I needed a new in-state license to get married and because my other one had expired and I remember going to the Homewood DMV on two separate occasions and never getting it because I seriously waited for like 2 hours each time and then had to leave because I had class or work or something. So for that, I remember taking the long trek to the west side of town to go to that DMV where I didn't have to wait in line (at all), took my written driving test, stood on the mark in front of the camera, and walked out with my temporary license. And it seems like they were nicer at that DMV too!

Monday, February 4, 2008

sick, sick, sick

GREAT! Now baby princess is sick too! I had to take her to the doctor yesterday and she has an ear infection and bronchitis! I was hoping that big girl princess would be able to get back to school today, but last night she had a fever of 100 degress, so I kept her at home today so that she can get all better! I really feel like I am putting in triple shifts here. AND, when BGP got up this morning she had a very low fever of 99ish, which she can go to school as long as it's below 100, well it was back this afternoon and she has been sleeping in her bed with the humidifyer going. Baby Princess hasn't really had a fever, just the cough. All I want is for things to get back to normal, and I would just like to run, run, run around the track at the gym! I can't believe how much I miss it!

P.S. if this post seemed broken somehow, it's because I did half this morning and half this afternoon.

and another thing, tomorrow is Super Tuesday, so I will take the kids with me to vote, even if they are feverish and sick!!! I know, I'm totally mom of the year, right?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

sickness has entered our home

I feel like such a fat ass! I haven't been to the gym for most of the week, I went Monday and had a good workout, but chose to not go on Tuesday, just because I didn't want to. I didn't go yesterday, Wednesday, because I took Baby Princess to the library. Well, after the library, Little Red's momma and I had Mexican for lunch (YUM!), and after lunch we said, "oh, we'll work this off at the gym tomorrow..." Upon driving away from the delicious Mexican restaurant, and on my way home, I got a call from Big-Girl Princess's school nurse who tells me that BGP isn't feeling well, and even though her temp isn't the 100 degrees it has to be to go home, it is still 99.8. I told the nurse, "I'm on my way there to pick her up!" Later in the evening I learn through husband that she went to the nurse's office after PE, so she probably had the headache and was overheated because she didn't drink enough water. Bonus, I can still go to the gym, right? NO! BGP woke up today with a fever of 100.1 degrees, so she must stay home. The fever broke later this morning, but after her nap the fever resurfaced. So now, I will not be going to the gym tomorrow either, hopefully Baby Princess won't get sick so I can at least be a gym diva next week.

A good thing though, they both took a nap this afternoon. :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Just to clear some stuff up...

I feel like I need to clear up something, people may ask, "Queen 'B'", wtf? She seems to think highly of herself... But, it is really my oldest princess told me a few months ago that she was a princess and so was her baby sister, so I told her that I wanted to be a princess too and she set me straight and said, "no mommy, you are the queen, and daddy's the king..." I always thought that was sweet, especially since we live so far from the royalty life.

I also need to clear up something about my king... The big reason why I don't mind my husband going out for drinks with his friends is that when he gets home he is sweet and wants to have sex. Well, last night he throws in some dirty talk and I just laughed, and laughed and he kept talking. Eventually, I had to move to the sofa because he was so drunk and silly I wasn't going to be sleeping there, and I need all the beauty sleep I can get.

Also, for some reason I was so unbelievably tired last night, I went to bed at like 8:30ish, read before going to sleep, but I was probably sleeping by 9ish, which is usually when I catch up on TiVoed reality shows that I may have recorded. I'm still a little tired this morning, maybe that little birthday party I threw, on Thursday, is still with me. I also wanted to add, good book club choice, Blue Momma! LOVE IT!!! I am hoping that I can finish it before the meeting.

Yesterday, I took the baby princess to a play date at Chuck E Cheese, and for those of you who have never been, it is definitely a tiring experience, especially when your kid starts to throw tantrums and I seriously was thinking about eating there, but we had to leave before we were able to order any food and even left before we could turn in the tickets we won! That's what you have to do though if the kids act up, just leave.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Princess habits

I think it is pretty funny how there is now a gossip magazine for kids by Disney. Hubby bought it for big girl princess on the way home from work yesterday, and wouldn't put it down because guess who is on the cover? Miley Syrus! (or, Hannah Montana) Big girl princess had trouble putting the magazine down, and hubby/daddy reads over her shoulder that Miley is dating one of the Jonas Brothers? Big girl princess looks up and very matter-of-factly says, "yeah, Nick." It's like she is a little me, and will soon get her news from People, Us Weekly and all the great trash magazines that I enjoy. awwww.

The baby princess really enjoys Elmo, I have trouble with him because his voice is too high, and well I just find him irritating, but baby princess LOVES him, so I am able to get by okay. For the baby princess we (really me, because hubby was in Wisconsin on a business trip) bought her a little "Get Dressed With Elmo" toy, and we get to hear him sing songs about getting dressed, she can practice buttoning and velcroing and learn to tie shoes even. Well, today Elmo was sitting next to us and he started ringing, like a phone, and then he said, "That's Elmo's cell phone..." WHAT?!?!? Okay, I am about to sound like an 80 year old, but isn't he supposed to represent a kid? And I probably shouldn't say anymore because I am going to really sound like an 80 year old and how cell phones are a necessity that we just didn't have back in my day.

Monday, January 21, 2008

For Random Mommy

Why do you blog? I started my first blog on myspace when I was going through b.c., and I started this more public blog because I wanted to jump on this mommy blog bandwagon and write about fun stuff in my life.

What was the first blog you ever read? I think it was this funny woman on iVillage who wrote about living in "the tiny kingdom", which I knew was Mtn. Brook, then I started reading mom blogs of women I know, but the funny thing is I always felt I was lurking until I started my own a week ago...

What was the first blog that had you hooked? Actually, the blog that hooked me was billville, written by a friend of mine from college. He doesn't write on it anymore, unless it is to give a book review.

Which blogger friend would you most like to meet in real person? I think I have met most of them in person. I will have to pay more attention to if I read any strangers' blogs though.

Which blog do you admire the most, why? Random Mommy's blog, she isn't afraid to say anything, and I appreciate her honesty, besides that she is very funny.

How different are you in real life than in your blog? I try to make my blogs sound more like my conversation because I kind of talk as I type, so I think I am just like myself in my blog.

How many blogs do you keep up with on a daily basis? Just my regulars, and I don't know how many that is, but I don't think everyone writes in them everyday.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Today...snow...and par-tay.

It did snow, so we bundled the princesses up.





They were able to catch snowflakes on their tongues.





Then we were able to go celebrate Baby Princess's birthday.




We had a full day.







Friday, January 18, 2008

snow?!?!

I think it won't snow tomorrow, but here are my reasons why it may:
  1. I have a little party planned for baby princess' birthday tomorrow and if it snows people can't go, because the city seriously shuts down when it does.
  2. I have already bought a cake and party favors.
  3. The weather people say it will snow, and sometimes they are right.
  4. I don't even have a full bottle of wine.

And here are my reasons of why it will NOT snow:

  1. I have enough bread and milk.
  2. Part of me wants it to so the two princesses can see it and play in it for the first time.
  3. The weather people say it will snow, and often they are wrong.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

cleaning and stuff

Okay, I have finally gotten my energy back!!!! It hit me yesterday, and with that I am cleaning like how I used to with detail, not just the surfaces. The house thanks me for it! With that said, I haven't been working out very much this week, except for Monday and Tuesday. I wonder though if the energy I have had these past two days is because I didn't work out, eeeek, I am already looking for excuses.

I am thinking with this new energy, I may start back on the South Beach Diet, I was on this before I was diagnosed, but have been reluctant to start again for some reason. It's that first two weeks that I am dreading of detox where I can have no sugar, no flour, no alcohol, no caffeine (except I still had my morning cup of coffee), and it seems like there was something else I couldn't have, oh yeah, no chocolate, so that means no sanity! I am thinking after my birthday because I want to serve alcohol at my party, but then there will be Valentine's Day, and then Mardi Gras, whatever, I may and I may not.

First blog here

I have jumped on this whole bandwagon and now want to blog. I guess my first one is off the radar since it is on a private thing on myspace. But, here we go, I'll write more later, I really need to vacuum and the littlest princess is running around in the next room so I'll get back during naptime or later tonight.