May 23, 2010

We've moved :)

we've moved!!!

May 16, 2010

{I never thought I'd see the day..}

D and I have been together for 6 years (holy crap!) and in that amount of time I have witnessed him doing many things. None of which surprised me too much (after past boyfriends he would have had to be really creative to shock me), but today, at 2pm, he accomplished shocking the crap out of me.

Yesterday at the birthday cookout (because it wasn't actually a party) he informed me that he would be getting baptized today. Yes ladies and gentlemen of the blog-o-sphere I said baptized. Why does this shock me? Because for the 6yrs I have known him he has been very vocal about his opinions on church. He didn't want to go, he didn't like the set up, and he didn't need someone preaching at him about how to live his life. Which are basically my views also to tell you the truth. But as of a few months ago, he has been going to a Native American church. They focus on NA traditions and such. He has always been in to that type of thing (and has NA on both sides of his family). Anyway- today he baptized and joined the church officially. I can't believe it. Now, I'm not a religious person folks (big surprise there), but I am very proud of him for making such a huge commitment. After 6yrs of listening to him tell me how most religions are not worth his time, he is joining a church. A real one lol. Anyway- you know I got pics :)

Right before they started.

The living spring just behind the church. Amazing.

He should have dunked him ;)

Officially a member of the church. He's pretty happy about it :)
So there we have it folks. I'm officially dating a church goer. Who'd have thought right?

May 15, 2010

{Git R Doooone!}

Raise your hand if you attended a Larry The Cable Guy show last night.

*slowly raises hand*

That's right folks! Who's jealous? Don't look at me that way, you know you're green with envy! How did I score tickets to see such an awesome comedian? Welp, here's the deal..

I was just coming out of the theaters after seeing Iron Man 2 (awesome!) and I checked my phone. I notice I have 4 missed calls and 2 text messages. I thought something was going on with Bug or G (they were with my grandparents) so I hurried up and called my mother (my 4 missed calls). Turns out that, nothing was wrong with my boys (thank goodness), but my step-father had gotten several tickets to the show and wanted to know if I wanted to go! Ahhh! I was so excited I could have peed right then and there in the lobby of the theater. The show was 8pm, it was 5 minutes to 7. We hauled ass to my mothers house to pick up the tickets and thanked my step-dad profusely for getting the tickets.

See, a year or 2 ago when I had wanted to purchase tickets for Larry the Cable Guy they were $200 for the cheap seats. No way was that gonna happen lol. I figured I'd just have to wait until he wasn't as popular and came into town. I knew it would happen sooner or later lol.

So anyway- we had great seats in the upper bowl. It wasn't the nose bleed seats but we were pretty high up. We also had a great view of the stage. A local comedian came on first, he was pretty funny. I laughed quite a bit. Then Bill Invall came on. Now, I think he's really funny. I do. But the dude recycles his jokes. We (D and I) had both heard all of them several times. Ask me if they were still funny...yup, they were *haha*. He did have some of them that we hadn't heard though too. So it wasn't horrible or even bad, just not surprising.
Now, when Larry came on-- that was a different story! The first thing out of his mouth was GIT R DOOOONE!! He was way too funny! I laughed so hard if I wouldn't have gone pee before we sat down, I'd have soaked my jeans LOL. It was crazy funny!

OK bloggies you can be super jealous of me for the rest of the day now! ;)

Stay tuned for more updates, I also had a birthday party today for the drama queen and D. Good times.

May 9, 2010

{Happy Mothers Day!}

I hope all my awesome readers (all 14 of you lol) had an awesome Mothers Day! I certainly hope that even if you didn't, he made up for it by giving you an awesome foot rub and buying fattening food :). Because that's what D did. I got up this morning to him and the drama queen getting ready for church. I don't normally go but I thought I would today since if I didn't I would be stuck at home. So I get all ready to go and sit down to put my shoes on before waking up Bug and he says, "Is today mothers day or is it next week?" I couldn't believe my ears. I said, "um..it's today." and he says, "Oh." Another five minutes goes by and he says, "I'm sorry I didn't get you anything, you took my last $50 yesterday." (He gave me the $50 and I spent it on things we needed for the house and trip to McDonalds) I said, "So you don't have any money for gas for the van?" He shook his head no. I was immediately pissed off. I took my shoes off and told him there was no point in me getting ready to go then because there's not enough gas in the van to even GET to the church. He offered to put the car seat in his car but by then I was pissed and didn't even want to look at him. So when he said he would just stay home with me I told him to go. I knew he didn't want to stay home with me. He wanted to go to church and play with his friends and if he staid home with me he would just be annoying me with the stupid effing x-box all day. So I did a load of laundry and the dishes and proceeded to go about my business. He left me home with Bug. Do you moms know how hurt I was that he didn't even tell me "happy mothers day"? I carried his kid for 37wks. (give or take a week) and he couldn't even be bothered to say, "happy mothers day" or "thank you for giving our son life". He didn't get me a card from the kids, NOTHING. So I sat there all afternoon (because he leaves for church at 10:30..they don't start until around noon) with the baby...super effing fun.
The kicker though is that he tried to tell me we didn't have the money this week because he had to pay rent. Awful funny how I'm the one who took the rent check up to the office LAST week. And his friend sold him a mower for exactly what our rent is! *Gasp* He clearly thinks I'm stupid. Otherwise he wouldn't try to blow smoke up my ass like that. So yeah..I'm miffed. Still.
He did, however, make up for it (somewhat) by buying me a card, foot massager, and Hardees. Had he just not bought the effing mower (that we didn't need because ours works perfectly well and does a great job on our small yard) then we would have had PLENTY of money. GAH!!
OK- I guess I'll stop bitching now. I'm sorry bloggies. I can't help myself. I'm just so tired of feeling under-appreciated around here. It's like, I don't make any money so my opinion and feelings don't matter. So guess what? He doesn't change diapers or do laundry so fathers day he can kiss my butt. I'm not fussing over him on his day if he's not going to give to piles of pig crap about me on mine.
My birthday is on Thursday. I'm going to be 27. Can you believe it bloggies? 27!! Where did the time go?? I'm just 3 years from turning the dreaded 3-0. Shhh...no one mention that number again. I may just turn 29 and let that be it. LOL Don't act like some of you don't do the same thing o_O.
OK- I guess that's enough for today :). I hope everyone had a GREAT mothers day!!

April 24, 2010

{Good news for us!!}

Before I even start this post I have to direct your attention to my treat site (yes, I'm plugging once again!). I'm currently doing a giveaway (my very first) and I'd love to get everyone involved! So if you have a dog or know someone who has a dog that would love to get 3 free biscuits head on over and see what it's all about!

We got some amazing news the other day! D came home from work and informed me that not only did the big bosses (not the really big ones, but the important people lol) at CAT recognize that he is the only one who knows what's going on in his department but because of this, they gave him a promotion! He is now a supervisor! Woohoo! And with this comes perks ladies (and gentlemen should there be any). He gets a $1 more an hour (which doesn't sound like a lot, but it is) and he gets dibs on the good over time! So not only will we be able to finally pay all our bills in just a couple checks but we can get off Link. If you have ever been on gov. assistance you know how good it feels to finally be able to get off of it. It's like a huge weight has been lifted and we can breathe again. It's awesome! Oh but the good news doesn't end there kids! Wait for it...D said I should start looking for..wait for it...(enough waiting?) a house...to buy!! We want to do contract for deed, you started this whole deal a year or 2 ago but never found anything we could afford that was worth the money in this area. It appears though (from looking online) that a lot of people are moving out of the area we want. If we're lucky we can find something good. I'll even take a fixer upper, in fact, I would sort of like one. I like the idea of making my house the way I want it instead of how someone else liked it. I'm a control freak like that lol.
Some not so fabulous news I got the same day D came home with his, G's SD is going for visitation after 6yrs of not seeing or contacting him. Lovely. I'll have more info as the BS progresses.


April 14, 2010

{That's gonna leave a Mark!}

I swear Bug has got to be the most accident prone kid I have ever met. If it's possible for him to get hurt doing something, he will. Two days ago we were walking in the house and I was holding the door open. Of course he dragging his feet, he's 2, I have to dangle candy in front of him to get him to move at a decent pace lol. Anyway- we have 3 steps leading to our porch, he was on the second step, he went falling backwards, hit his little noggin' on the ground. It left a scrape and I'm sure it hurt quite a bit but there was not blood so I didn't think too much of it. He got kisses and hugs and wanted to cuddle for a little while, 10min. later he was telling me, "Side" wanting to go back out with the olders. So I let him. :)

Then today while he was running around like a wild man after his brother (G) outside he fell down :(. He came running to me with G in toe to tell me what happened. Basically he fell and got some booby and a nap out of the situation. All was fine after his nap.

Until of course tonight when G spilled a glass of tea on the kitchen floor. Of course Bug took the opportunity to run across the linolium, wet, floor and fell, smacking his head on the floor. Poor baby :(. He got kisses and hugs and some tylenol for any headache that might come later. He's fine ;). He's up in his bed watching Kai-Lan right now.

I just don't understand how someone so small can get hurt so many times in a week. I guess he doesn't have that, "I better be careful cause if I fall this is gonna hurt" voice yet. Hopefully he gets that soon lol.


April 10, 2010

{Well it's about time!}

Three months ago my father-in-law (OK, so he's not my father-in-law because his son is not my husband but whatever) got me my very own domain name for my dog treat business. I wasn't having any luck selling my treats, I thought having an actual website with an actual store would help me a lot more than peddling my wares on etsy (which is one of my favorite sites ever!). I couldn't afford a domain, but FIL found dreamhost and set me up. I was so friggin' excited I could have peed my pants right there while I was setting it up! I couldn't wait to get started designing it (besides treats that is my 2nd favorite thing to do in my spare time), I couldn't wait to show it off. To prove to everyone that said it's a stupid idea that I could do this, I could do something I love and something I'm so horribly passionate about and make money. But there were problems.


The first arose when I realized that I had no clue how to build a website from the base codes up. I didn't know how to put one together on my own. I had always just gotten a code from somewhere like blogskins and stripped it down and made it the way I wanted it. But setting the whole thing up on my own? Intimidating much?! I, of course, couldn't find a free website design that I liked either. So that made it even harder. I tried my hardest to figure out what I was doing but nothing I did was up to my standards. I'll admit it freely, I'm anal about my websites. Horribly anal. I want them to be as close to my vision as possible. And usually, I accomplish this. I gave up for a little while.

Then I decided that because FIL had also set me up with zencart I would just use the store as my actual site. Well that worked out real well, I have no idea how to code CSS which is what zencart layouts are coded with. I learned pretty fast but zencart is so messed up and annoying that I just gave up after a while with that too. Dead end.

And then I got this bright idea, set up a wordpress account! Now that I had my own domain I could host it myself and not have to worry about it. I'd always wanted a wordpress blog..ever since I started one. And there are all of these amazing themes for it, and plugins...oooh the plugins! I of course screwed it up a million times though and probably made my FIL crazy with all the e-mails he would get from wordpress saying I'd installed it after screwing it up and having to delete it lol.

It took about two weeks for me to find a theme I liked and work it to be my own. I set up a store within wordpress and I am sooo happy that it's still a blog.

So here it is bloggies, the debut of PRECIOUS PET PASTRIES!! Expect big things in the coming months, I have so much in store! :)

Other than all that, there's really nothing to report on lol.



April 6, 2010

{I'm sweatin' like a whore in church!}

It's only 80* and I'm already complaining. I'm screwed this summer. I bet it's ungodly hot. *ugh*

Easter went well around here. The kids got a little bit, not much after the fiasco at Christmas. We headed to D's grandmothers for some yummy food (I swear the woman could make liver and onions taste like steak). She had baskets for the kids. So they sort of made out like bandits. We staid there for a couple hours and let the kids jump on the trampoline (*jealous* I want one!) and trample the grass in the back yard ^_^. We got home around 3pm (so not too late of a day) and just hung out forever. I'd filled eggs but I was way too lazy to hide them this year we just never got around to hiding them. No big deal, Bug graciously took one for the team and ate most of the candy inside them o_O. I'm kind of glad it's over. Here are some loverly pictures for your enjoyment.
Decorating eggs

Bug eating said eggs

The finished product

Trampoline fun


OK, that's all I got for ya'll. Enjoy the pictures I'll be back with you at some point :).

April 2, 2010

{Blogger Fail}

I have been slacking so bad with doing this blog that it makes me want to cry a little bit...not really. But since I'm up at 5am anyway, for unknown reason, I thought I'd go ahead and blog a little bit :). You know you missed my ramblings ^_^.

I have been kid free since Wed. I don't know what to do with myself without kids. I don't know if that's because I love them so much or if I realize just how little life I have without them. G and Bug are both with my grandparents & Drama Queen is with her grandparents. I don't think I like being without kids, as much as I needed this break from them, the house is oddly quiet without them here..and I don't enjoy it. There's no one kicking me in the ribs or stealing my covers (Bug), and there's no one sneaking out of a bedroom to snack in the middle of the night besides myself thinking that I don't know about it (Drama Queen). *Sigh* I'm kinda looking forward to going to get them tomorrow.

I also have to finish Easter shopping tomorrow. I am such a slacker this year. Usually I have everything done way in advance because I don't like last minute shopping around a holiday. But not this year. *blah* I did manage to get a few things (minus the candy) the other day though. G is the hardest to shop for so far all he has a Styrofoam airplane you assemble yourself & a checkers game (the kid loves it). All he ever wants is guns and crap like that and I told him he's not getting any more guns, I am so tired of finding them broken and all over my house. Then again, I might get all the kids some little water guns or something. *sigh* I don't know. Drama Queen wasn't too hard to shop for- 2 pairs of Princess socks, 1 Mickey Easter water color set, Princess lip-gloss, & a Tinkerbell activity book that was supposed to go in her stocking but got forgotten under my bed. Bug is getting- a plastic shovel & rake, finger paints & paper, & Cars socks. T has nothing so far, I'm letting D go get him stuff because I can never pick stuff that he likes (and he'll let you know he doesn't like it & that pisses me off). So I guess really candy is the only thing that I need to buy besides a few more things for G. Shouldn't take too long I guess, just need to make sure D leaves me money lol.

While we're talking about D (as I often am) we had a date night tonight ^_^. I was starting to kind of wonder if it was going to happen since he had plans to go fishing all weekend. But today when he came home from work he asked me (and T because he was here too) if I wanted to go fishing with him. He rarely as in never takes me fishing with him anymore. We met up with his friend at the Pekin park and fished there for about 2hrs I think (around there). I caught a cat fish O_O!! It was just a baby, we threw it back. After fishing (T's grandmother picked him up from the park) D and I went to see Alice in Wonderland (didn't suck..would have been better in 3D) and then to my favorite place to eat Schooners. The have the best hot wings on earth! No joke!! I won't even eat wings from somewhere else. Then we came home after that (a pound of wings in hand). I love date nights :-).

So I guess that's pretty much it. My treat site is coming along, as soon as I get the plugins working for the store then I'll post a link. I can't wait for everyone to see it. I'm working super hard on it. And I finally figured out how to work wordpress..the forums helped quite a bit.

OK, I better get off here and see about getting back to sleep..I don't think it's gonna happen though.


March 29, 2010

{Just Because..}

Basically I have nothing to say tonight. I'm just writing to let you all know I'm still alive. I may actually close this blog once my other is up and running from wordpress, but I'm having trouble with wordpress because I'm css stupid. Blah. Eventually I'll have it up and running and all will be fabulous :).

Bug is driving me absolutely nuts these days. I think perhaps it has something to do with his age...I choose to believe he is too much like his father. They are both a pain.

OK- that's pretty much it lol. Like I said, nothing to write about.


March 4, 2010

{Time for a change!}

It seems like forever since I changed my blog layout. Remember when I did it every month? lol Yeah, clearly I've either gotten a life or gotten lazy...I'd bet on lazy if I were you o_o. So I guess I'll shop around for some new kits and see about making a new layout. Perhaps I'll attempt something new instead of just the same old layout with a different design lol. Who knows? I might be too lazy busy to do that much work.

My treat site is taking forever. D's dad was supposed to help me out with it because I don't know how to do that zencart thing that he swears by, but he hasn't been over to do it. Their store also fell apart and they have to move locations because of the douche bag guy that they were sharing the building with. Who knows when it'll be up. It'd be nice if he could just explain to me how to use it so that I could just do it myself, but no one does anything the easy way these days. We'll have to renew the damn domain before I actually launch it. *sigh* So yeah, that's what's going on with that.

In other news, I got a call from my dad on Monday afternoon. He said, "I'm in the hospital." I almost lost it. My father and I have never had a good relationship. He's a drunk and a drug addict and that's just how he has always been..always...as in my entire life. But that doesn't mean I don't love him, it just doesn't come quite as easy as loving say..my grandfather (whom raised me). Anyway- he calls and says he's in the hospital, he has congestive heart failure. I didn't want to cry on the phone, so I sucked it up (as he would tell me to do) and just asked the important questions, "When did you go in?" - Sunday. "Are you going to be OK?"- They have to run tests. My sister and I went to visit him on Wednesday and got more news. Not only was his heart going bad, but because it wasn't pumping enough blood to the rest of his body, his kidneys were shutting down. *Sigh* I almost started crying right in the hospital. But once again, I sucked it up. We sat there for a while and learned that not only does he have the heart problems, they can't really do many tests because he also has pneumonia! So his lungs are full of liquid and he can't lay all the way down. *Sigh* So there you have it. Until the pneumonia goes away, we know nothing. He also has diabetes, he has been border line for years, but now he has to take insulin and such. I hope that they can get this figured out soon, I don't want any other kind of call; unless it's one saying he has been released with a clean bill of health (which won't happen). So yeah. I'm not one for praying, I never have been, but if you could all send positive vibes his way..and maybe add him to your prayer list, I would be eternally grateful.

G is still having trouble at school. He is on Concerta for his ADHD but his teacher says he's not doing anything different, but after school he is much more focused. *Sigh* I really think that they don't know what they're talking about. He needs the special help, he's a shy kid, I really think some of the teachers these days just don't want to teach. They want the kid to pick it up quick and if they don't, they're a problem child. And they are so quick to say, "He should be held back" Well, sorry bitches but it's not going to happen. The last thing he needs to feel stupid because he has to stay in 1st grade when his friends are moving to 2nd. So it's just not going to happen, if that's their only solution then we'll just home school him.

So that's basically whats been going on around here. What's going on with you? ^__^


February 24, 2010

{So Glad to be home!}

We got home on Sunday, but I'm still so glad to be able to walk around my house in my pajamas all day that I may never leave again. No joke.

The trip started off pretty good as far as road trips go. The Drama Queen and G sat in the back and watched movies (thank heaven for a portable DVD player) and Bug slept. It was peaceful with no "Are we there yet"'s or "He's touching me"'s. It was a pleasant hour and a half.
 
  

When we pulled up to the hotel everyone got pretty excited. We had been told that this place was huge and that there was a ton of stuff for kids to do. So we headed up to our room, which left a lot to be desired! There were 2 full size beds (supposed to be queens), a tv, and a bathroom (along with a table and a closet). It was just...tiny. The rooms at the hotel I cleaned were so much bigger, especially in rooms with more than 1 bed. There was also a fridge in every room, not in this room though. We could have used a fridge for sure.
But it was clean, which is more than a lot of hotels have going for it.


Now, we were informed before we set out on this trip we were told that the hotel would have a bunch of stuff for kids to do and it was just awesome and there was more to do than just gamble. *Sigh* So wrong! There was a pool but other than that, there was nothing to do for the kids at all. So guess what the kids spent a ton of time doing?
 
  

On Saturday D and I decided to take Bug and explore Bettendorf. We went 10mi. in both directions, we found nothing but houses, bars, and businesses. We were pretty annoyed so we headed back to the hotel. Upon arriving we asked a woman who works at the hotel where we could go that's kid friendly. She informed us that there was a childrens museum and the Putnam museum. We went down to the pool and asked the kids if they wanted to go. The only one who said yes was G. So we took him and Bug. It was freakin' awesome! So awesome that I can't even post all the pictures I took! So here they are in my facebook album :)
The childrens museum & Putnam museum...pretty cool huh? Both kids had a ball at the childrens museum and G absolutely loved the Putnam museum! It was a great day! 

Sunday we came home, and I was so friggin' happy to be in my own house again! :)

February 15, 2010

{Happy Valentines Day!}

I have been shopping so much lately. As much as I absolutely love to spend D's money (hehe) I have about had it with the mall. I've been there about 6 times in the last 2 weeks. Crazy right? I haven't been there more than 2 times in the last 2yrs before this. I've also gone to Gordmans, I love that store! I went on Friday with my mother, sister, and her SIL. Then I went back on Saturday because I saw a 13pc glass cookware set for $20! I also ended up getting a swim suit. I look like a friggin' polka dot whale but damn it I got 1 and that's all D said I needed to do. Anyway- on to other things.

Saturday I borrowed Law Abiding Citizen from my step-dad and then we watched Time Travelers Wife. Law Abiding Citizen was really, intense, within the first 5 minutes. It made me cry a little bit when those people broke into Gerard Butlers house and killed (and raped) not only his wife but his daughter..his 6yr old daughter. I can't handle movies like that. But when he started killing people (Gerard Butler), I smiled. The Time Travelers Wife was good too. It was really sad though. I enjoyed it. I really loved how it was just fate that she knew she would be with this man forever, even when she met him in his future, he didn't know. It was great.

On Sunday (Valentines Day) D and I got up around 9am and ended up going to Bob Evans for breakfast, but since it was Sunday and packed full of old people and their walkers/canes we decided Steak 'n Shake was a better idea. Boy were we wrong! As we walked in we saw a waitress leaving for a smoke break. We sat there for maybe 10min. before someone even came over to talk to us and take our drink orders, turns out it was the waitress that was outside on her smoke break. We sat there for another 10min. before she came back to take our order. We got in there before 11am and didn't get our food until almost 45min. later. Where was our waitress? Smoking. What did we do about this? The waiter that actually brought us our food, got a $20 tip, our waitress, $0. We also informed her manager. I hope she got in huge trouble. That is just effing ridiculous, she spent more time informing us that she went on break and left her tables to someone else, than she did actually waiting on our table. Ridiculous. She had no business going on break at all with that people tables waiting for the their food.

After that we went to the movies and even though I didn't want to, we sat Avatar. To my surprise, it didn't suck. I thought for sure it would be a craptastic sci-fi flick. It was actually pretty good though. I loved the love story in it :).

Oh! I got my new glasses too! I love them! I shall post pictures sometime soon. I love having contacts but I also love having glasses. It makes things a ton easier. My contacts are actually in too, I just have to go pick them up.

So I'll be able to see on our trip to Iowa this coming weekend. Later people!


February 7, 2010

{It's good to be a girl sometimes...}

Did you hear that? Wait. Listen. Hear it? That my friends is the sound of 2 adults, parents actually, letting out a joint sigh of relief to find that their long awaited (so, a couple weeks but really, that's a long time to wait for money lol) income tax check had finally been deposited onto their account. Whoops and Hollers were heard through out the house as I read D's answer to my text "So are we rich yet" on Friday at 11am. I'd waited that long to text him only because I didn't want to bother him and have him in a bad mood if it hadn't come through yet. So to receive a text seconds later that simply read "we'll def. be going shopping tonight" sent me into a fit of glee! I was so excited to have a little money in the bank! The minute D got off work he went to pay a few bills that needed to be taken care of. He paid off our Cilco bill (which they'd put us on a payment plan for), the phone bill, Direct TV, and Aarons (my laptop & camera). Our goal was basically to pay off all the little bills, and preferably not acquire any more. Then we went shopping. Ooooh how I love to shop! Friday I just bought a long brown sweater (so warm). Saturday I went shopping with my mother and step-sister in the morning, bought nothing (we'll get to that soon), but then went back to the mall after picking up my sister and she helped me pick out some cute things. Don't act like you don't wanna see them either! Check it out!








 




I also got the brown sweater and a pair of dark colored jeans that are in the washer right now lol. I also bought myself some white wife beaters (so D can have his back haha) and more unmentionables. :) I'm just so effing happy to have a little money to spend right now.

And, listen to this one, D wants to go to Iowa with his grandmother and all 4 kids the weekend after V-Day. His grandma got a free room up there because she frequents the casino. It's going to be a good time! I'm kind of excited about it. Someone needs to explain to men though that swimsuit shopping is not something a woman who is trying to lose weight, enjoys doing. Bastard men.

I also got this today.. I shall let you speculate as to what it is and why I got it.







January 30, 2010

{Toddlers without their siblings}

I will never again scold the drama queen and G for wanting to play without Bug for a while. He is a serious pain in the ass today. The kids hasn't pulled his out of my ass entertained himself all day. Now I know he's only 2yrs old and I'm supposed to entertain him a little, but he has always been able to go off in the toy room and play by himself for a while, since he was like a year old he has been doing this. I guess I took it for granted. Never again will I scold the Drama Queen and G for wanting to play without him sometimes. I was attempting to take pictures of the dogs (hoping to get one good enough to use as my header for my new treat site) and the entire time he was getting in the shots, putting things on the chair, and being an around pain. I got like 3 good shots of the dogs because if he wasn't up in their faces, D was. *Sigh* It drove me absolutely crazy!! I'll be glad when he's older so he wants nothing to do with me some of the time, instead of needing camp out at my feet 24 hours a day. *Ugh*

Speaking of G he was put on meds for his ADHD and has only been on them a few days. It's going to take a little while for his body to adjust to them and start working. Well, my grandmother (who takes him a lot of the weekends) called me today saying, "I don't think those pills are working do you?" I replied with I don't know. They have to have time to kick in. She wants him off of them, I know she does. Then she texts me and says, "I can deffinately tell a difference on that medicine." Um..OK I thought you couldn't? I asked how she could tell a difference and she said he was "talkative" and "spacey" lol. My kid is always talkative and spacey *haha*. So yeah. So once again I told her that it's going to take a while before we see much of an improvement, if there's even going to be one on this dosage. He might need it upped. We won't know. I e-mailed his teacher though and asked her to watch for changes too. I have every confidence that we are going to get this under control and get this kid straightened out. It kind of annoys me that she thinks she knows better than I do. I'm his mother. Deal with it. Thanks.

D brought up a good idea, since neither of our kids seem to want to listen and give us fits about everything, we should have a little competition between the 2 of them. Who can keep their room cleanest, who can do their homework without fighting us, who can get home from the bus stop without lingering (which both of them seem to do). I hope it helps. I'm so bothered by how they don't listen and how we have to fight with them ever-little-thing they do. *ugh* We shall see.

Alrighty- I better go now.


January 27, 2010

{Movie Review}




Has anyone seen this movie yet? I just watched it tonight and I loved it!! Ellen Page is by far one of the best actresses I've seen in a LONG time. I love her. But to add to it there is also Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. I love Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon is hilarious. It was a good movie as far as story line, the actors are amazing, and it was too funny. Drew was the funniest though, she plays "idiot stoner" extremely well lol. If you haven't seen it, you should!

Up next is Surrogates with Bruce Willis, but you have to wait until tomorrow for that kids ;)


January 26, 2010

{ADHD, MMR, & Steak 'N Shake}

Today was so exhausting, if only because I had to get dressed before noon and leave the house. I hate that. I swear I could stay in my pajamas for the rest of my life. No joke. They call to me every single second I'm not in them. Is that weird? Well screw you, I'm a SAHM with no where to go most of the time lol.

Anyway- I took G to the doctor this morning. I really wanted to get him back on his ADHD meds and hopefully get his grades under control. She put him on a new kind and we made an appointment to come back in a month to see how he's doing. I really really hope we can get this under control. He is so all over the place and can't focus on 1 single thing for too long. It makes me crazy and I know his teacher is probably going crazy too. I don't want him to struggle in school any more than he already has been, you know? At this age he should still be enjoying school, not hating it the way he does. While at the doctor they informed me that he had not gotten his MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) shot so I went ahead and had them do that. But being the horrible cautious mommy that I am I also had them do the H1N1. Since he had already been diagnosed with it once, I didn't want to chance him getting it again and having it worse than before. So he got 2 shots, both of which he screamed at the tops of his lungs for them to stop it took like a champ. My grandpa treated him to Steak 'N Shake afterwords..I assume all is forgiven. You know what though? Even at 7yrs old, watching my buddy get those 2 shots and hearing him cry out for me (mama no less!) had me (almost) in tears. I hate it. HATE. I can't say I hate too many things but shots are one of the things I HATE.

A couple weeks ago I blogged about going to court for Child Support (which I have since deleted deciding that I didn't want to make that BS public). Well, SD and I talked the other day (text actually) and he apologized for being gone so long and that he just wants to be the man and father G needs. That is all fine and good. Lets see if he sticks to that. So far he has not made an effort to do much but text me that night. He asked for a picture of G via phone, I sent him 2. When he asked when he could see him, I told him a good time for us and he canceled on me claiming the baby (his other son) had a doctors appointment. He could have seen G had he tried. I dunno. I've still really got my guard up about this, but at the same time, I want G to know that I'm not the one that is holding his father back from him, his father is doing this himself. We shall see how this reunion goes.



On a lighter note, D rented 500 Days of Summer the other day. I couldn't get into it. I know if it was just all too predictable or if the fact that the lead female is so freakin' monotone. I just didn't like it. D said it was pretty good...he doesn't know what he's talking about though. X-Box 360 + Modern Warfare 2 have rotted his brain. See this movie at your own risk.

January 24, 2010

{Survey Saturday..just a lil late}

1. When was the last time you shaved your legs?
This morning

2. What were you doing this morning at 8?
Sleeping.

3. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Telling Bug for the millionth time to lay down.

4. What are you wearing right now?
Backstreet boys shirt and PJ pants.

5. Are you mad at anyone right now?
No. A little hurt maybe.

6. The last two people to say they loved you?
Bug and G

7. Kissed someone in the last 24 hrs?
Just Bug.

8. Are you happy with your living arrangements?
Yeah. I guess.

9. Last thing received in the mail?
A cell phone bill.

10. Do you have any famous relatives?
Not that I'm aware of.

11. Have you ever had sex in a public place?
Yes.

12. Have you ever been searched by the cops?
Not like ME personally, but I was on a date with a guy (I was 18) and the car got searched. Apparently he had a record I did not know about.

13. How is your hair?
It's pretty crazy today.

14. How many different drinks have you had today?
Water, Tea, and 1 can of soda (be proud people!)

15. What have you eaten today?
2 bowls of salad, 2 bowls of cereal, 1 single serving bag of chips

16. Are you any good at math?
Not even close.

17. What did you do Friday night?
Not a whole lot.

18. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
I haven't been to the beach in years.

19. Are you taken for granted?
Very much so.

20. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
I have 3 children. Of course I have been awake for 48hrs straight. Are you kidding me?

21. Do you like the ocean?
Sure.

22. Did you stay friends with your ex's?
No.

23. What are you excited about?
Nothing.

24. What did you do two nights ago?
Nothing. Literally.

25. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?
No :(

26. Where do you keep your money?
The bank..

27. Do you remember the most naughty night of your life?
Yes..lol.

28. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
Alone if they're blanket stealers and bed hogs.

29. What was the weather like on your birthday?
Craptacular. Just like it is every year.

30. Would you make out with anyone on your friends list?
I have on FB. Many many moons ago.



January 22, 2010

{F Bomb Friday}

I would like to know why pens, markers, and crayons are so exciting for 2yr olds. Seriously. I mean, sure you can make pretty pictures with them and present them to your mommy or daddy, in which case you usually get a "Oh what a pretty picture" and "I love it!". But really, what's with the excitement over them? Bug is friggin' addicted to the damn things! He has written on the Drama Queens walls (with permanent marker no less), my kitchen cabinets, the TV in the toy room, hell the kid has even drawn on my fridge! But his absolute favorite  thing to draw on? Himself. Of course right? Why wear clothes when you can draw them on yourself *ugh*. This morning however, was particularly annoying. I was sitting in the living room watching a little TV, relaxing, all that jazz, when I realized Bug was being quiet. This is rare. So rare that it caused me to jump up and see what kind of trouble he was getting himself into. I walked into the toy room to see him sitting on his little army chair (also writing on that), in his diaper, singing, and drawing himself a shirt *sigh*. What makes this annoying is that I searched high and low for pens yesterday to put them up and get them out of his reach. Where he found this nasty little lone pen is beyond me and it has since found itself in the garbage, as I believe it to be The Devils Pen. Stop laughing! At any rate, he is now clothed, still covered in pen. It's a good thing this kid is so damn cute.

 This picture was actually taken 2 days ago when I found him using my DS..with pen all over him. *Sigh*




Want more F Bomb Friday stories? Check out Mimi over at Living in France. :)



January 21, 2010

{Nothin' but the movies}

I have really been slacking in the blog department lately. There is just absolutely nothing going on in my day to day life that is worth talking about. No drama. No messes (other than Bug writing on himself..yet again). I'm living a boring life lately kids. *blah*

We did rent a movie last night for the kiddos though. Has anyone seen "Up"? It's pretty cute. Both G and the drama queen liked it. Bug wasn't too impressed but I didn't figure he would be. It doesn't have puppets lol. It sort of made me want to cry a little bit, that rarely happens. If you haven't let your kid watch it yet, I recommend it :).



Oh! I saw The Blind Side too! Oh my gosh! This movie is SO amazing! I didn't think it would be anything but fabulous though, I love Sandra Bullock. It had the tears going a few times. You should see if you haven't already! :)



I know that most people have heard about this movie. I just saw it the other night. It was crazy. I couldn't believe how hard this girls life was. I have never experienced something so horrible. But what impressed me was how strong she is. How she was determined to make things better for her kids. It was just amazing. It was real. It was something that actually happens and isn't glamorized with some happy ending BS. I cried and laughed but mostly cried. I'm sure this movie isn't for everyone, but I had to post about it because it's just that good.

OK kids, I guess that's all I have to say right now ;). I'll post again soon.




January 15, 2010

{Just A Bunch of Crap}

I seriously have nothing to blog about, but I didn't want to leave anyone hanging lol. So I thought I'd just blabber on and on and hope that someone cares ;).

I lost my phone for 3 days over the (last) weekend. I was lost. I had no idea what to do without it. It's crazy how much you can really depend on something like that. We found it on Sunday though, behind the couch, under the curtains. Thanks Bug. But while it was lost D brought up that I probably have an upgrade coming up...we checked...I do! Apparently it comes up in March, so guess what Kristin has been busy doing? lol Yup, obsessing about phones! We all know my love for my Centro. My first smartphone. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. So, naturally I sort of want to stick to the palm company. Their Pre does nothing for me what so ever. I don't like the sliding phones so much, it's annoying. The Pixi I enjoy a lot. It's got a 2mp camera, but no video..which I use but not a lot. I love the design, how big the window is which is the only complaint I have about the Centro. And lets not be silly, I also like the idea of having a phone called a Pixi lol. Is that dumb? Then we have the Blackberries. Everyone has them. My brother swears by them. So I found one I like, the Curve. What do you guys think? Do you have any of those 3? What do you think of them? I use it for everything. E-mail, phone, calendar, facebook/myspace/twitter, pretty much everything. So if any of those phones suck for any of those things, let me know :-).

I got the kids report cards today. Drama Queen brought all her grades up, G is still failing English and Spelling which I find odd considering he's passing Phonics. I don't really get it. I called his ped. to ask if there was some different meds we could try. He was on Focalin last year but it really did nothing for him at all. He either needs something different or stronger. Something. Something must give. If I can't get him straightened out soon, he'll be down hill for the rest of his school career. I don't want that. I know how hard it is to go through school with problems and struggling. I don't want that for him. I want him to be OK in school at least, I def. want him to get better grades. Especially now. I guess we'll see what his doctor says.

D, his dad, and his dads friends are starting up a business. I don't really get what they're going to sell. But is it weird that I don't really think it will last? I dunno, maybe it's just because our own business is not a guaranteed pay check every week. I don't want to worry about that. At CAT we're OK. We're struggling a little right now, but we're doing OK. I don't want to lose that kind of security I guess. Does that make me a bad girlfriend?


January 12, 2010

{New Years Resolutions...just a lil late}

You know what? I don't usually New Years Resolutions. I don't ever stick to them. But this year, I'm really going to put forth some effort. I only have 2 resolutions though. Unlike some others who make tons lol. So here they are.
1. Get in Shape- I weighed myself today ladies. I am officially the weight I was the day I delivered G. O_O Yeah. I weigh as much as I did 9 months pregnant. I am stressed about it a little. But I'm on the right track. D is going to start watching Bug in the afternoons so that I can go for a walk without bundling him up and everything. It's much easier to motivate myself to get out there and walk if I don't have to spend half an hour dressing Bug and getting him situated for a 20min. walk around the "hood". I also started my Teabo again. I know, I know. No one does that anymore. But it really works for me. I was getting tone and losing weight the last time I did it and I lost interest. Hopefully the "challenge" I'm participating in on my mommy forum will help me a lot. I'm not super competitive, but I am super motivated after seeing that number on the scale this morning *shudders*.
2. Dog Treats- I started trying to sell dog treats online months ago but hit a wall. There are just so many dog treats online and so many people just choose to make their own. But this year, I'm really committed to making this business work. I love baking my treats. I love knowing that a dog that eats one is 1 less dog getting the crappy kind at the store. I love it! I want to prove to my family the haters that I can make this work and I can make money at it! I just have to figure out how to market them...and where lol.

So there are my resolutions for the year. We'll see where I am by December, or hell we'll see where I am 3 months from now, right? lol Wish me luck ladies!



January 11, 2010

{Just a little somethin'...}

So I know it's super boring to some, but we are a movie watching family. I have loved movies since I was a kid, and now, my kids love movies too. D and I have probably over 100 movies (DVD and VHS) and our collection grows more every time we go to wal-mart with a little money lol. It's something we can do as a family that everyone enjoys. It's not something you have to be good at or go crazy for. You just curl up with a bucket of pop corn and a blanket and there you have it. A fun filled night with the family :).