Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Well, its happened. BAB has found the all powerful Dora the Explorer. She is in love. I am not. BUT she thanks me everytime I go downstairs and put her Dora movies on so that I can get a little peace and quiet. I love it! Which would be to say that it is a love/hate relationship!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The news

Well, I flunked my diet yesterday. But I am back on track today..... so far.

LC is 12 weeks old today. The time goes by so quickly. She is sleeping through the night now. Hence the being able to write more since I am not haggardly tired! LM is going to turn 2 in about the 2 months! I can't believe it! BAB is a typical 3 yr old. She is growing up so fast. Her face is looking more like a little girl and not a toddler.

LM and I were sick yesterday. We both had a fever and nothing else. This morning however my throat hurt. But I am guessing that it is from the new Plug In that I used. I am sensitive to smells. That makes me sound so dainty......:) I'm not.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Real moms

I got this from a forward. I thought it was funny. I had to pass it on!


Real Mothers don't eat quiche; They don't have time to make it. I make it.... before the kids get up!

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. Its true this happens to me all the time. No matter how many times I say not to bring them down there. They are sneaky little devils.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
filthy ovens and happy kids. I don't know if I have ever cleaned my oven.... wait last christmas I dumped some apple pie on it. I believe I cleaned it then.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
doesn't come out of carpets. I am of those weird mothers that don't let there kids play with play dough inside. It makes me have panic attacks. :)

Real Mothers don't want to know what
the vacuum just sucked up. I got a dyson for my birthday. Love it! But I also have to see what is being vacuumed. And with 1 husky mix and a long haired cat it is just disgusting. I can't vacuum in front of people. I break out in hives.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.' I've never heard that!

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother... Awwww.... My kids still call me mommy!


Thee ultimate screw up

Well, it happened. I was asked if I was getting excited about my baby being born. And I had to tell her she was born in Aug. already. I was mortified. And I cried. So I have gained a lot of weight. I actually have lost some, but I haven't been doing that good on my diet. And also I just sat here and ate about 3 handfuls of chocolate chips. I just don't have time to work out! But I have been doing the south beach diet. I would like to loose at least 65 lbs. That leaves me with more then I weighed before I got married still......

Monday, November 2, 2009


I need to sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeppppppp. I should be sleeping, but I'm not. The oldest girls are napping and LC is at my mom's house. I am not sleeping. After the kids went to bed I had to make myself some lunch. And then I decided to try and take a snoozer. The phone rang. I didn't answer. I settled back down. The phone rang again. It was my sister. I answered and gave up the nap. Le sigh....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The diet

Well I am officially on the road to loosing weight. I am counting calories and doing a diabetic. How exciting..... It is the easiest way for me and I feel like it helps me in the long run. I have done it before and lost a bunch of weight. Then after I stoped trying to loose weight it didn't come back like some diets because I wasn't eating weird stuff. It taught me to eat the right things and when. So why you ask am I loosing weight if I didn't gain? Because apperently that goes down like a lead balloon when you are pregnant. At least that is my excuse.... :) I actually don't know how much I weigh now but I am sure I could loose at least 50 lbs. UGH. I really wish I had time to go to the gym. Some day....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the best

I have a babysitter/nanny come every Tuesday to watch the kids. I LOVE HER!!! She does my laundry. She cleans my floors. She does my dishes. She watches my crazy kids. AND today she made a sour cream coffee cake that I started yesterday but didn't have time to finish. (AKA got butter out and that was it...:)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Uppers and lowers

Well, LC has to get an upper GI. She has acid reflux and is having problems breathing after she eats due to the reflux. The Upper GI will see if there is anything else going on that is causing the problem. Hoopefully we will have some answers. I am wondering if there is something that I am eating.

I am at my wits end with BAB. She is sooooo loud and whiny. She never stops talking. She tries to boss EVERYBODY around. Including me. She acts like she is LM's mother and tells her everything to do. Yes, she is the oldest. But this is seriously out of control. And if she throws one more fit today I am going to make her stay in her room for the rest of the day. I am so sick of this stage....... May it end FAST!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sloppy Joe...kinda

I put 2 recipes together to make this. It turned out really good. I am by no means an excellent cook. However, I do make a good supper when I feel like it!

Pizza Sloppy joes
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb sausage
2 cups swiss cheese shredded
pizza sauce (enough to make sloppy!)

Opt. pizza mix in's- mushrooms, green peppers, onions, etc

Cook the sausage and gr beef together. Drain. Add mix in's and sauce. Add the cheese is last minute. I also froze some in my family size portions. It worked out well! Enjoy!

Aaaaaaaalllllll by my seeeeeeelf.....

Ok that was lame.... I don't even know who sings that.... Ok I just googled it. Eric Carmen. Never heard of him. Interesting...

So if you haven't guessed yet, Pilot is gone for the weekend. So I am, as stated before, all by myself. I think I will be ok. So far not to bad. LC takes a pretty good nap in the morning. Then she will prolly wake up when I am trying to get the gets lunch of course! But we will have to work ourselves into a groove.

I have loaded the dishwasher and started it, vacuumed, and started a batch of chocolate chip cookies. The kids are dressed and fed. I am contemplating on weather to get the fall clothes out. The kids need the next size for sure. LM's little belly is starting to stick out! I am going to have to find some pants that fit BAB. Her 2t pants fit length wise, but are to tight in the waist. Maybe I will have to invest in a good seamstress.

The girls are doing pretty good with LC. LM wants to hold her all the time and BAB wants to mother her. So I have to hold them off with a stick. Both are jealous and want me to hold them too. Which is quite hard.

I still want to can a bunch of stuff this year if I can. I want some more tomatoes. Thanks to my friend Taiya I have some already! She was nice enough to can some for me! So even if I don't have time to do more I have a few. I would like to do some applesauce, peaches, and freeze some corn. I think corn season around here is almost done though. I might be to late. Oh well, I got a baby instead and that is worth it!

So Sheila puked yesterday. Pilot was so kind as to clean it for me. However, he used a concentrated cleaner on the carpet. It stinks. Sigh.... I have a bottle all set up for use. I have all the windows open trying to get the smell out. UGH!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

You guessed it

I had the baby!!! HAHA... Little Cutie was not bigger then LM as it turned out. LM was 7lbs. 7oz. and LC was 7lbs 8oz. both 20 inches long! HAHA!! Long story short I was suppposed to have a c section at noon and went into labor at 1:30 in the morning. Hard contractions 2 then 1 minute apart. They wouldn't do the c section at 2:30 in the morning when I got there and so I had to wait until 11:15 when they finally took pity on me and did it. They did gave me something to stop the contractions but it really didn't work. It kinda did but not really. It stopped them for about a half hour, but then they came back. But all was well.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coming up

My C Section is next Monday!!!! So excited. I think this baby is going to fall right on out. I am pretty sure she is going to be bigger then LM was. Glad this one is a C Section for sure. It takes the waiting out of the picture. Although I get a lot of funny looks when I tell them that I am having my baby a certain day. Then I have to explain that it is a c section and blah blah blah....Whatever...

I am up in the middle of the night because Pilot decided not to go to bed when I did. Which is fine. But then is loud and wakes me up before he goes to bed. Then I have to go to the bathroom. Then Sheila decides that she is going to whine at my bedside because she needs to go outside which Pilot has oh so nicely already went to sleep. So I have to get up and let the dog out. Then wait. While I am waiting BAB starts crying and comes out of the bedroom..... for no reason but to cry. Sent her back to bed. Then I got hungry so I made a snack. Maybe an hour later I will get back to sleep. UGH. I better get used it though. Pretty soon I will be up with night feedings. Hopefully more sleeping during the day will occur then.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Busy busy busy

I am trying to get as much stuff done as I can before the baby is born. Although I have stopped doing a lot of walking stuff. Like zoos and shopping....:( But I am still busy! I have doctors appt., visiting with friends, open houses, family reunions, and just plain craziness! But I am glad because it passes the time so well.

Also I am so very proud of myself for not going to fast food the last couple of nights. I have just not wanted to do anything, but I made myself get something around for dinner both nights. Tonight was chedder brats, fried potatoes, and broccoli. HAHA. At least it was edible! And it had a veggie!

Pilot has been gone since Thursday and will not be back until Wednesday. It is going to be a loooooong week! But I am prepared. I even have somebody coming over on Tuesday to watch the kids while I get out. And then on the last day somebody is coming out to make jam with me. OK, well she is going to make jam and I am going to watch.....heehee. AND then, Pilot is going to take the girls camping Thurs.-Sunday. WAHOO!!!! It is just about an hour away. His family always goes there every year. I am not interested at all. I hate it every year. All they do is ride bikes and its usually boring. Now that I have the kids I get stuck with them all the time because he is out riding bikes. So I said no camping for me! HAHA! I might go out a day like I did the last couple of times. That isn't so bad. I can leave when I want to. Maybe I will kidnap...uh... I mean snag one of the sister in laws. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Looooooooooong week

Well today was the first day in a week that the kids and I did not have something going. Which means no family that doesn't get to see them but once a year and there fore 'must' spoil them. And no grandparents. And no more fun. Because mean mama is 10 months preggo and has had it with winey, bossy children. No you can not tell your sister what to day. No you can just do whatever you feel like. No you can't scream and somebody will take pity on you and pick you immediately. That went all day........ They went to bed early. They are lucky they didn't go to bed 30 minutes after they woke up. If I had to say stop wineing one more time today I thought I might have to bang my head against the wall. It was insanity! Did I also mention that Pilot is off riding a bike ALL day today. He gets to do something fun for him while I have to pick up the pieces that he let go while they were camping. UGH. Ok so I am a little irritated right now.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The garage

......is clean!!!!!! YAY!!!!! Pilot cleaned it and did 'man things' while I sat in a comfy chair and pointed. It was fun. I'm not lazy really. I just can't lift heavy things while 9 months preggo! Which is a handy little excuse.

Tomorrow I am going to the fair so BAB can ride on rides. I am pretty sure LM will not be able to. Although she is tall for her age. At her 18month check up today she was in the 85th percentile for height. Which in my family is crazy. Pilot's family is tall though. She is going to pass me by the time she is 5 yrs old I'm sure. I am meeting my sister and her kids. My friend is camping there so we are meeting her there to hang out, eat fair food (which I'm sure she is sick of!!!), and ride the rides.

Pilot is taking the kids camping this weekend at his grandparents. They have a fifth wheel that is parked in the drive way. It is going to be a big family campout. I, however, am going to be going up for the day on Friday. I am NOT going to be sleeping in a camper bed. I am just not going to do that this summer. I will next summer I'm sure..... They leave tomorrow. I will have peace and quiet. I will not know what to do. Oh wait, I will sleep!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I'm not really sure what this means, but I just leaned over my porch and picked a weed. It was that tall. I am so sad! I love my flowers, but I just can't weed this summer!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My little adventure

So today I went to GG's house to have lunch. We went to Red Robbin. It was great. I hate the steak sliders and parm/garlic fries. YUMMO! All was going well. I had about 3 drinks (diet coke of course!) and we were sitting there talking about what to do. GG says well we could go see Harry potter. I was "ok, why not." So we head back to the theater. We get there and the movie starts at 12:30 and my clock says 12:35. We decided we would go anyways. So we go in and I say "Harry Potter please" He (very young and slightly attractive) says 12:30. (not like a question.) So I'm like thinking to myself 'Good Lord that is a lot for a movie.' So I start getting my purse for the money and GG says "yes, the 12:30 show." I was like 'Oh, duh' So I pay the guy 5 bucks and smile like an idiot. I go to the bathroom because I just drank 3 sodas and I know I will have to go another 3 times before the movie is over. GG goes to the bathroom as well and we look for the right theater. We find the one that says Harry Potter and walk in. Its already started so we start walking. Then the guy who already thinks I am an idiot scares the crap out of us and whispers behind us that we are in the wrong theater. That poor guy by now has lost all hope for womankind by now. I am sure of it. So he points us in the right direction and walks away snickering. I then have to go to the bathroom 3 more times during the movie and of course every time I panic that I am not going to walk into the same on again. But I do.
After the movie we head back to GG's house. I stop at a red light and wait for it to turn green. It does so and I start going. THEN I see a police motorcycle with its lights on RIGHT behind me. I was like "What did I do!!!!!?!?!?!?!? He comes to the window and asks "How are you ladies doing today?" I looked up at the nice respectable cop and say "Well, I was having a good day!". Then I gave him a BIG smile. He was a very nice cop and laughed. He asked me if I new if my tabs were expired if I just hadn't put them on. I said I didn't know because it was my husbands job. HAHAHA. He let me go though. He was a nice cop. After all that we are about to GG's house and there is contsruction going on. There is a whole lane missing and they are digging a deep deep dark hole instead. I am slowly going through and happen to look to my right and see 2 older gentleman parked in there hooverounds WATCHING the construction! Like it is the highlight of there poor little day! I could not help but laugh. I felt really bad for them, but it was soooo funny! So thus ending my little adventure with GG. I made it home safe and sound with no more incident. :)

The beach

We had fun! It was wonderful weather and the sun was out! We went to the big water. (Lake Michigan) and had a blast. BAB got so cold however that she had full body shivers for a half in hour. But she is a drama queen and of course the Aunties babied as per her wishes. They wrapped her in 3 towels and baked her in the sun. We all walked away with minor sunburns even after we applied sunscreen. I got some pretty funny looks with my big belly! It was a very fun day for sure. Of course the uncles played in the sand with them and buried each other.... The uncles that is. Boys.... they never grow up!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lots going on

Well, I found the outfits I bought to take to the hospital for the new baby. I couldn't find them anywhere. I finally went on a rampage and found them in a completely weird place. But I found them. YAY!!!! And I went to the mall to get a nice outfit for me to wear in the hospital. And then to get the various other small things I needed. SO I can finally pack my overnight bag. Have I yet? No....:)

I also need to stock up on diapers, wipes, blah, blah, blah. That can wait a couple more weeks though. Unless I go in labor early which I doubt. But one can hope!

I am going to the beach tomorrow. Yes, that is right.... At 9 months preggo I am going to the beach. I am going to wear my bathing suit and I don't care that my legs are hideously white (oh that reminds me I have to shave tonight) and cellulite. Ok, so I do. But I am not going to let that bring me down. Hopefully there will not be alot of people. And if there is well there won't be after I get there..... Heehee. I am going to be meeting my sisters in law and friends there. It will be fun. The kids are going to have LOTS of fun. I really want to ty and pack in as much as I can before the baby is born because once she is here it is done for me for the summer. So lots of pictures of the kids. Everybody is on strict orders to NOT take my picture. Unless I am behind a HUGE A$$ umbrella or in the water up to my neck. HAHA. Ok, there will be few exceptions..... a few....:)

I need to clean my van out for tomorrow. YUCK. Its really not that bad...... OK so it is. I need to vacuum and everything. But I am going to do it tonight and pack it all up so all we have to do is get dressed and go.

I got a new phone. YAY! My old one hasn't worked right since..... prolly a year ago. This one is purple. WOOT! And has a slide so I can text easier. WOOT! WOOT! Its awesome.

Ok so that is thee extent of my exciting week. HAHA. Ok so not really, but you get the idea....:)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Camping is not for panty wastes

Well I made it through the day. AND I even had fun. It wasn't that bad. It wasn't hot for the most part. Or humid. My feet did swell, but not too bad. The kids were not bad for the most part either. But I am soooooooooo glad we are home. Camping is fine in small doses for now. Maybe more later. We'll see......

Against the rules

I am going to go against my better judgment and go the campground to have lunch. My sister and fam are their camping and my mom said we would go over there for lunch. I am not happy about it and yes, I know, I can so no. But then I would be spoiled and bratty.... So I am going. At 9 months preggo and 2 small kids to run after there better be some good food. I will prolly drive seperate so I can just go when I want. I am already the family nazi b****. So it really doesn't matter anymore. Last year I went with a 3 month old a 5 month old and a 2 year old. It was oure torture. I was at my wits end. Pilot was off biking so it was not as if I could just go. It was awful. I was hot. The kids were hot. The kids were naughty. BAB neeeded a nap and I was about ready to tape her to the bed. My sister was about ready to have a panic attack because she can't handle stress. It was just bad. I am scarred for life.

Now I just have to point out that I do NOT mind camping. When I have no more diapers to change and no more put-everything-in-my-mouthers then I will be HAPPY to go. Also not being pregnant would be another rule.

At least it is not going to be that hot today. Well, high of 70's which feels like 85 to me with my little build in heater. I would not even attempt it if it was any hotter. I just wouldn't. I'm kicking myself for saying I would go already.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

randomness again

Not too much exciting has gone on this week. I had a garage sale again. It was kind of a dud. But we had someone come in a couple hours before we closed and said she would buy the rest of the stuff as a lump sum. So we took her up on it. The garage sale was actually at a friends house. So I left all that up to her. So I am not really sure how that ended up. So I actually might have made a few dollars..... We will see.

I have 5 more weeks until my scheduled c section. I am sooooo ready now though. I was having mild contractions a few weeks ago, but they went away. Its a little too early for that anyways. In another week if I go into labor they will just do the c section. YAY!!! But I am not counting on it. I'm sure this baby will be the same as LM. Late. Oh well. I will live. Just like every other pregnant woman has before me.

I have my pregnany hives back in full force again. BUT I am taking the dandelion herbs and using Pine Tar soap..... again. It actually seems to be helping. I feel so pretty after using that soap. It remminds me off charcoal for some reason. It really makes me feel so feminine. NOT!!!!!

My feet are swelling.... Yuck.

The kids are doing well. They are loving being able to play outside. Pilot just made them a swing set. So they can swing and such. No slide yet. These kids are soooooooooo spoiled. We have a kiddie pool (complete with small slide to go in it), climbing play place with slide, another small slide, bubble mower, 3 balls, sprinkler lady bug, sprinkler ball (huge), another play house set, sand box, swing set, and a while 12 acres plus a lake to play on. AND they are bored! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! And that is just the stuff outside.

BAB is putting everything in her mouth again. It is a constant battle. She is 3 YEARS OLD!!!!! Why do I have to tell my 3 yr old to stop putting random things in her mouth. I'm talking weird things here. Like wood chips and stones. But also everything inbetween. Plastic lizards, spoons(and I mean she chews on them randomly through out the day if she finds them), and general random toys that seem 'chewable'. And for some reason she thinks straws are for chewing. sigh.......

Why is it that a closed screen door is like a magnet for kids to run right into. My nephews ran into it at least twice each in a 10 minute time. That must be one strong screen door is all I got to say. And also next time I am going to set up a video camera. That was freaking hilarious stuff.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The 4th

Well, we had friends. We had family. Now I want to slip into a very nice coma for about 24 hours. That should do it. Those pesky kids won't join me though....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Scary Times at the B Ranch

LM has this thing were when she gets mad she will stop breathing. As in she will do that cry thing that babies do, but waits until she can only lay limp and do shallow breathes until she catches her breath. Well Pilot decided that she was going to sit in her chair and not stand while she was eatting. This made her really mad. And she did her thing. Well, she completely passed out. At this point I am panicing because I don't know if she passed out or if she had a peice of food stuck in her air way. So I start wacking her. Not sure wat happened but she started crying and I knew she was atleast breathing. She cried for a while and then we put her front of the TV and she forgot all about it. The TV(and before you get all 'ahhhh' about the TV, it was a baby DVD) is good for something I guess. Scariest moment so far this year.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

the other side

So after 2 and a half years that we have had BAB I still have to deal with stuff from her past. BAB still has what I call a food obsession. I wouldn't exactly say that it is in the area of full on food hoarding, but it is close. If BAB sees food she is literally obsessed with it. She can not think of anything else until she has that food. If it is not available at the time she will sit and watch until it is. She will scream and throw a fit. She will beg. She will ask until I finally say go to your room. And her eyes NEVER stray from the food. I was hoping that this would disappear as time went by. Not so lucky. I would not say that it was worse, but it is always there. Just differently as time goes by.

BAB went to Vacation Bible School last night for the first time. She came home that night and spit up. I don't mean she puked. It was like her stomach was literally just gushing out of her mouth. So now I have to figure out a polite way to tell the nice VBS workers to not over feed\water my daughter. I don't want to, but I have to. I don't want them to feel bad. I don't want them to think I am mad at them. Because honestly, if a 3 year old was asking me for a drink I would say "sure, its just water!' But for her she will drink until she is sick. She has no shut off. The adult has to be the shut off. YUCK!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


The girl's were driving me crazy this morning. All they did all morning was pick, pick, pick. LM has found her scream. And uses it often. Especially when BAB is 'bugging' her. AKA-BAB knows how and will do anything to bug her. So after 2 hours of this nonstop headache inducing crap I sent them outside in the cold, wet, windy morning. Yes, you read right. I was sick of listening to them. Actually it worked. I went out and read a book and they got out and played in the mud puddles. After lunch I put them to bed. I took a nap. And then it started all over again. sigh.....

I am contemplating trying to see if LM will potty train. I think she could and I have heard that at 18 months it is possible. I don't know....

I am half watching a Min Pin. This thing is half the size of my cat and as dumb as a box of rocks. Ok, so its not that dunb, but it isn't the smartest dog around. At least if half comes when you call it. Most of the time she just stands and looks at you like 'What?'. Oh well. My mom is actually watching it. I am just watching it today and had it yesterday a little.

I just read My Sister's Keeper. If you haven't read it and want to stop reading this post! I was NOT expecting that in the end. Wow. What a sad story. The whole time I wanted to slap the mom. But the ending is what really cooked it.

This day can not get over fast enough.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

old faithful..... or not?

We had to put an invisible fence up for Sheila. After we moved I was really hoping that she would behave better. She always comes when she is called. But she is REALLY protective of me and the kids. If the neighbor is out she will be aggressive and run up to him. And it is typically the guys. Then she started running out to the road and barking and chasing bicyclists. SO we finally had to surrender and put the invisible fence back up. This fence will warn her audibly with a beeb and then give her a little shock if she tries to go over. ( I have tried it. Its really not that bad. But apparently dogs really don't like it) I don't think that she would ever really bite a person, but she nips at them to try and herd them. She is a herding dog. It is her instinct. So when my nephews come I have to put her in a kennel or something so that she doesn't try to herd them. I do it because that is what a good owner does. I don't like that I have to 'protect' my nephews. Really it mostly scares everybody because she is so aggressive looking and sounding. I'm really not sure to the extent that she would go. Although it does make me feel better knowing that if I or the kids was ever in real danger she would be there to protect me or the kids.

This was put to the test last week. Pilot had the kids on our boardwalk that literally goes 500ft through some marshiness and out to our dock. He had taken them for a boat ride and was on his way back. Sheila was uber pissed because she could not go past the invisible line and had been barking the whole time. BAB decided that she was going to jump to a board prolly 4 feet away. I'm still not sure how or why she thought this could happen! Either way I prolly don't have to say that she fell in the marsh. While Pilot was avidly pulling her out and paying all attention to her, he did not notice that Sheila had run through the invisible wall to save her child. And that is why I keep her. I know my kids will be safe with her around.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Phews

I had my nephews out last night. I believe we all went to bed at about 10pm last night. After BAB wouldn't leave the boys alone I sent her to her room. They were trying to have a 'camp out' in the bed downstairs. Which I thought was hilarious. LM kept getting scared because a stupid toy kept going off in her room. By the time I figured this one out it was close to 10pm. Oh well. They slept in a little. Thank God! After we made it through breakfast we went out to play. And didn't come back in because I said so.... Ehn, not really I'm a big softy when it comes to my nephews. We went in and out all morning.

In other news, I'm hungry. But I finally weighed myself the other day. I really haven't gained that much weight. I have gained about what I did with LM. That made me feel better. I feel HUGE anyways. I am only 31 weeks. Le sigh....

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mom2mom sale

Well, I am going to be setting up for a mom2mom sale this morning. It went from 40% showers to 90% showers this morning....ugh. I am hoping that it is inside. Cuz seriously..... I do not want to sit out in the rain. On the other hand I do not want to lug 20 boxes of clothes and crap into the building. Yuck.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

After Burn

BAB's birthday was yesterday. We are still feeling the afterburn. She went to sleep crying. Woke up twice crying in the middle of the night. (it is currently 2:15am. Couldn't sleep due to screaming 3 yr old.) It is not uncommon for her to wake up crying. She has always done this. Always. Usually she has no idea why. I will go in there and she is incoherent and crying. I really can't do anything for her. Well last night I heard her screaming at the top pf her lungs "I WANT DAD-DY. I WAS DAD-DY" And the last part of daddy was a scream. This was not a I am being burned alive scream. This was I want daddy right now because I am the boss of the world. I was like "It is 4 in the mother Bleep. I am going to ignore her and hope she goes back to sleep soon." She did. Just a few minutes ago I heard " I want baby." Over and over and over and over and over and over again. I finally went in after 15 minutes of this. She couldn't find the new doll she had got for her birthday that was 6 inches from her face. Aparently this is scream worthy. I, on the other hand, am rather pissed that I have been woken up twice since 1am because my 3 yr old couldn't find a God Blessit doll. Can you tell I am a little irritated that I am awake and 2am in the morning? I think the worst part is Pilot is still sound a sleep.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Conversations from BAB

And just to be clear this was her talking the whole time.

"Get me some applesauce."

Me looking at her from accross the room... not moving a muscle.

"Ok, here you go honey."

"Thank you."

"Your welcome"

"I really like applesauce. Do you or not?"

"Ohhhhhhhhh! *Squeel* *giggle*"

Me rising eye brows trying to not to look like I am listening and watching.

"I like mommy and my daddy likes mommy too."

"I went garage sale today. I got Dora and chair and I was naughty because I can't unbuckle self. I saw a doggy and I like the doggy. I pet her. She has bow on her. I fed giraffes at the zoo. And Zebras. And peapocks(Peacocks). *Making licking and chomping noise.* The giraffe stick tongue out like this (sticking tongue out) and get it....................."

This went on for a full 20 minutes straight. I have no idea who she was talking to. She was sitting at the table. I am starting to wonder if we have ghosts.........

Croupety, croup, croup, croup.

Well, another round of croup is going through the house. LM has it again. I am guessing like last time that BAB will not be effected by the croup part, but will get a general cold. Of course it is the weekend so naturally she is getting worse..... I decided to self doctor until Monday. Unless she seems to get worse. I am giving her pulmicort in a nebulizer. That is what they did last time. So far she really hasn't had to much trouble at night which is when it is the worst. I gave her a nebulizer treatment a few minutes ago and she is bouncing off the walls. Let's see how bed time goes tonight.

Friday, June 5, 2009


This is the 3rd time in 2 days that I have cried. I. Am. Not. A. Crier. Stupid hormones. And when I say cry I don't mean boo hoo.... I mean all out tears falling down my face in a river. I am a big lumpy sobbing mess. ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!


I have to take my dog to the vet today. I think she is sick. I am one of those people who think the worse. OK, I'm not neurotic about it, but............. Anyways, she is part Australian Shepard and (I believe) Husky. She is going to be 3 this fall. My SIL had a pure bread Aussie and he died of kidney failure before he was one. It apparently runs in the breed line. My last dog that died was 14 years old I believe she died of kidney failure at the end. Sheila is exhibiting some of the signs of kidney failure. Now she could just have a simple infection, but I can't help freaking out a little. SO to the vet we go.


Why do the kids ALWAYS have to be sick when Pilot is working? ALWAYS. And then when he comes home they are fine. So he never actually sees how hard it is for me to actually do anything around the house. Or how much work a sick 18month old is. Then as always I get the "So what did you do while I was gone." As he is looking around at the after math of a tornado in the house. *Sigh*

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Say What?

So we got a van about a month ago. This was a hot subject between Pilot and I for a LONG time. I wanted a bigger vehicle like 2 years ago. He is just now getting around to it.... I wanted to get a SUV because of the fact that we live on a dirt road and it would suit us more. We live in the "Winter Wonder Land" for Pete's sake. That should tell you what our roads are like all winter. Not to mention that the road is like a sand dune all summer long. Also I was trying to hold on to my last shred of non-mommy dignity. Needless to say Pilot got a van much to my chagrin. Today he asked me if I liked it. I looked at him with an ambiguous look. I had no comment. He knows how I feel. This in turn made Pilot laugh and tell me I am stubborn. Which I will willingly admit to. However, then it went into funny name calling. I am apparently a "weiney boob." I have not stopped laughing. I can't even begin to describe the look on his face when he said it. I will take the name as long as I do not have to admit that I like the van. I will say it is a nice van. But my German stubbornness refuses to admit any likeness to said van. So therefore I am a "weiney boob."

Monday, June 1, 2009

New moon

I am such a geek. I am 28 years old and CAN NOT wait until New Moon comes out. I really liked the books. So far Twilight was fun, but I am hoping that New Moon will be better. It has more financial support then Twilight and a more experienced director. I saw the new movie trailer and was pretty excited. Sigh........ I need a life.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have started Family World War 1 on Facebook. And I do not feel bad at all!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm hungry



So I just want to whine a little. I am so sick of certain people making me feel guilty. I grew up letting guilt rule my life. And I quit that a while ago. I swear I will never ever, ever, ever have a friendship and/or family relationship with guilt ruling. Ever. I'm sorry I am not and do not do what you want me to do. Give me a break! I have 2 kids and 1 on the way. I have NO MORE brain cells left of my own! I don't feel guilty for not getting you a coke at the store. I don't feel guilty that my babies name is ruining your life because it doesn't suit you exactly! BAH!

In other irritating news, the mosquitoes are eating me alive in my own house some how and my feet are swelling up. I am just having a pisser of a week.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Why does my neighbor that I have only seen twice in the year that I lived in this middle of nowhere house have to come when I am wearing an old yellow from the 80's maternity knit shorts with legs white as a cloud except for the hair that has been growing for weeks and a paper thin shirt with no bra on? WHY!?!?!?!?!? I was the only one outside. He saw me. I couldn't exactly go quick change. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

I went to the zoo today

arghhhhhhhhhh.............. Well, I survived. I wasn't actually sure that I would. But I did. BAB fell alseep in her stroller while we were still in the zoo. LM was still going. That is until we put her in her carseat. Then she was out in about T minus 5. I remembered the sunscreen. We all kinda got a little at the end of the day. I reapplied. I swear! But not as bad as last time we were out. This particular zoo has a place were you get to feed giraffes. It is really cool actually. They stick there tongues out and you put a cracker on their tongues. Then they suck it in somehow through the netting.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The baby is growing

I am sooooooooo hungry! And thirsty! Actually what I think it is, is that I can't eat as much at a time so I have to eat more often and less at a time. But seriously! I feel like a pig! I hope I don't get the swine flu.....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Things to ponder

Last night our smoke alarm started going off. The first words out of my mouth- "Oh, dear." What the- ! Am I an 80 yr old woman? The alarm however did not wake up the kids.

When the smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the day and it is inappropriate to say anything except 'oh dear' (AKA the kids are within 2 feet of me) the first words out of my mouth are ' OH, S$@#'!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

just so you know

smiley fries + ketchup + a diet coke + 2 cupcakes + 9am + 6months preggo = HEARTBURN!!!!!!

The Morning from Hades

Pilot piled the kids on the bed this morning to wake me up.I am NOT a morning person. I don't know what he was thinking. LM poked her finger in my belly button and it still hurts. BAB smacked my face and took off with my phone. Not mention she was REALLY loud and annoying. Then Pilot made a snide comment to me. I was not a nice mommy this morning. I yelled. ALOT. Then I had smiley fries, ketchup, a diet coke, and 2 cupcakes.

Oh, did I also mention that I have been awake since 5:30 because the neighbor dog came over and riled Sheila up. I never was able to get back to sleep. Then he sat out there and barked. Which woke up the kids at 7am this morning. *sigh*

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Things that I have said to my 2 yr old recently-

1. We don't have a barn. We are never going to have a barn. STOP ASKING!!!!!!!
2. Stop touching the dog. Stop touching LM. Don't touch anyone else or you are going to bed.
3. You want to pray for Aunt Bruce?

A slump

I'm in a slump. I am so tired and can't seem to catch up. I need a day of rest. This however, is net with much disapproval as possible from Pilot. I wish he could understand that I can't just take a nap when I want. If the kiddos schedule works out I may be able to. But they usually don't. Then I have to do this and that and clean and make food and blah, blah, blah. I just need to sleep. I can't even sleep at night because I am plagued with crazy pregnancy dreams and have insomnia now as well. When I wake up I'm up for at least 2 hours. I'm really not one to complain about my pregnancies. But I AM TIRED!

The day after

Well, I have a nice farmer's burn. I have subjected my one year old to skin cancer already. And my 2 yr old is very cranky because we are not going to the park the second she woke up. But LM and I were able to sleep in until 9am. BAB and pilot went to his grandma's for breakfast. A semi quiet house in the morning.

A little funny thing is going on with our kids. Of course if you have been following or already know us then you know that BAB is adopted and LM is our biological. BAB (almost 3 in a couple of months) wears 5t shirts and 2t pants. LM (16 months old) wears 18-24 months pants (not 18months, too short) and 2 t shirts. LM is actually about as tall as BAB. I think that she may even pass BAB in the pants area this fall. BAB is short and a little on the chubby side and LM is taller and lankier. I am taking bets on who will be taller this fall.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Beautiful day today

Went to 2 different parks, sister's house to play, picnic at one park, pizza at the other, Dairy Queen, baths for both girls, shower for me, and sunburn for everybody. Not to mention swollen ankles for me as well. But the girls were both pretty good today. LM had a few melt downs. BAB was good 99% of the day. All in all not a bad day. Lots of sunshine. Loved it. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as nice!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

Fun was had by all. We went to my mom and dad's house for Easter lunch. YUMMO! Then we had a Easter egg hunt for the little ones and the little one's at heart. Fun was had by all. At 6pm after consistently getting on BAB's case for one thing or another we packed up went home. I had enough. I got the kids in the house. (By myself of course because Pilot was flying) Pj's on and ready for bed. They were in their Easter coma as soon as their head shit the pillow. However I am paying for it today since after said Easter coma neither one has taken a nap. *sigh*

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Gate

I have started to put a gate up to keep BAB in her room at night. She has started coming out in the middle of the night and playing with her toys. Real sneaky of course. However her toys make noise. About time all those loud and annoying toys paid off! I am most worried that she will just let her self out. And yes I have tried locking the doors. She knows how to unlock them. She has decided to go outside on a handful of occasions. So we had to bring out the gate.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I have been so busy lately! Haven't had time for the blog. But the kids are sleeping and I have a few minutes. WOOT!

I have 4 more months until little baby girl is born. I am FREAKING OUT!!!!!! Ok, so no really that bad. It just kinda hit me the other day! Everything is basically ready. I only have to get the dresser and crib ready. I basically have everything else.

I am going to a couple of shopping centers next weekend! WOOT! I am going with a friend and we are going sans kids and husband. I am sooooooo excited. I can hardly wait. There is a cutsie little strip of stores and then a BIG christmas store. Then in the next city over there is a GINORMOUS outlet mall. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A friend came over the other day and helped me make some letters to stick on the wall. They are
my kids' names. It's wood letters with scrapbook paper glued on top. Easy and fun. LOVE IT!!!! I need to go and buy some letters for the new baby. But I'll have to hide it in my super secret spot because it is a secret. I really don't know why..... That was Pilot's decision. I already told people anyways. Whatever.

I have tulips, daffs, and hydrangeas coming up!!!!! I need to buy some crocuses this fall and plant those so they can come up next spring. My cedum is starting to grow too. I think I have some irises that are coming out as well. I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!!

I have carpenter ants in my kitchen. They are driving me nuts. I went on a rampage yestreday and killed about 30 of the suckers. I think I made a dent. I need to buy something to get rid of them but I don't want toxic chemicals in the house because of the little ones. BAH!

Because Pilot is gone a lot I get stuck.....er.....I mean, am able to entertain his out of town family while he is gone. This is not fun for me. Some family is ok, but some are not. We will leave it at that.

BAB is driving me nuts. She 2 going on 13. I can hopefully get her into a program for preschool this fall. She is going to be turning 3 in the summer. Some programs have a 3 year old program. She really needs it. This putting her personality in the best possible way- She is a born leader that is going to be a good boss some day. That is what I tell people. You can read into that how ever you would like.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

missing dog

I saw a dog yesterday that reminded me of my old dog, Sammy. I have been thinking alot about her since then. I miss her so much. I know that if you are not an animal person you probably don't understand. And that is ok. She was my friend. She was always there for me. Through thick and thin. My confidant and my security. *sigh*

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh what a morning

LM decided to keep me up all night for no reason. She woke up fussing ALL night! I got up with her gave her a drink and motrin. I had a cold and thought maybe she got it. I sat up with her a while and finally put her back down. I slept in a little unexpectedly. When I woke up BAB had taken all the clothes out of her dresser. AND everything on top of the dresser. She had broke a wicker basket we keep toys in because she had turned it upside down to stand on it. I was HOT! I am glad that she was not hurt, or the dresser did not fall on her, or that she didn't come out and get into worse trouble. Although I know I would have heard her if she had actually came out. She was being sneaky and quiet in her room. So needless to say how do you punish a 2 year old for taking all the clothes out of her dresser? GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

I am eating cheetos and coke already this morning and it is only 9:30. It is going to be a day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the time is drawing near

LP's next hearing is coming up soon. The social worker said that he was going to be petitioning the court to have her placed back with biomom. I have very mixed feelings about this. I have talked to the biomom a little here and there. I drop her off at her place and pick her up. She comes to doctor's appointments with me and the such. I know that she loves LP and I believe that she has gotten her life together. My fear is for the future. Weather she can keep this up and not turn back to her old life. I love LP very much. She is almost a year old. I have had her for so long. It's just very sad.
I have thought that I should start packing her up so I don't have a crazy day trying to get all her stuff around at the last minute. Then when I get up to do it I suddenly find myself exhausted. I just can't seem to do it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Nice weather

It is so nice out today! Why am I inside?!?!?!?! Well the kids are napping and I just got up from a nap. I suppose that is excuse enough. I had to go into town to get a prescription so I stopped at McDonald's to get lunch. I brought it home and fed the kids. Put them down for a nap. They are on hour 3. Hmmmmm coincidence? Not sure.

I took a walk yesterday. That was crazy. 35 lb of BAB + 25 lb of LM + ? lb of stroller +muddy hily roads = out of breath pregnant mom 2 feet down the drive way. Shut up. Its been a long winter. I haven't got out much....

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Croup

Well the babies had croup this last weekend. LM got it first. If you have ever had a baby with croup you know how awful it is. They can't breath. They feel awful. It is just not the common cold for sure. But we all survived. We even survived the steroids prescribed to get the inflammation of the throat down. If you have ever had a kid on steroids for asthma or anything you know how awful that is too! They want to crawl out of there skin I think! Poor babies! The rest of us got the 'big kid' version of it as well. BAB is still coughing, but seems to be feeling better as well. And Pilot and I well, we just don't count I think!

I will leave you with this funny story- They have recently redid the road down by the local Walmart to add a middle lane. I have not been down that way since they have redid it. Mostly because it is a little out of town and I don't go that way. I had to buy a humidifier for the babies on Saturday after my mom and I sat in Urgent care for 2 hours while they tortured my daughter. (another story....) I successfully got the humidifier and was headed out of the parking lot. I pulled out and realized I had gone to far and was on the shoulder so I got back in the correct lane. I am driving along and look behind me. I see all the cars are driving on the shoulder. I was like what are they doing? And then it dawned on me. I WAS DRIVING IN THE NEW MIDDLE LANE! It was the old right lane and now the middle lane! The new right lane was a new pavent and a different color. It also did not have a white line indicating it was actually a lane and not a shoulder! OY! My mom and I had a pretty good laugh at that. Which we needed at the time!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A mile a minute

Two out of three of mt kids are on oral and nebulizer steroids. They are running around a mile a mile a minute. More later. Must wrangle children.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Facebook Fun

The other night I was sitting at my computer while Pilot was sitting at his. I know-LAME-O! What can I say we are an old married couple with 3 kids. Anyway, I happen to click on Facebook to see what was new. I heard the pop noise that indicates I have a instant message. I look down and it is Pilot..... across the room..... So I right something stupid back. We went back and forth a couple of times then this pops up-


I look over at him with a weird look.




Another weird look.




poppity pop pop

pop a doddle do

Q: what's your favorite beverage ?

A: pop

Q: what comes in an aluminum can and has lots of Fizz in it?

A: Pop



I might mention also that Pilot is giggling over in the corner. GIGGLING! Like a school girl. My husband keeps me laughing. What can I say!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Loving it!

I officially love Salam Hayek. This is why. I agree with the blogger quoted in the article- Salma left breast has done more for humanity in a few minutes then I have done in my life time. You go Salma Hayek!

The Good news and the Bad News

It seems as though BAB's adoption is through!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is ours officially/unofficially. We have her on our insurance and everything!!! I'm so glad that it is finally over. However, the court will not do a hearing to finalize. They said as an unofficial quote since I did not talk to her on the phone, Pilot did, ' We do not have time for adoptions in court we have more important things to do'. I was hot! But I have to take a deep breath and just be glad that she is basically ours. We can just have the judge sign the piece of paper, but it would be nice to have a hearing. Blah.....

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fresh air

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Can you smell the fresh air? Hee Hee. I opened a window! It is like 50 degrees out. But it is worth it! LOVE IT!


BAB is finally ours!!!!!!!! It has been over a year since rights were terminated and she was available for adoption. We have everything except we have to go to court to make it official. Now we have to wait for the court's to call us for a date. So again we wait........

Friday, February 6, 2009

sick babies

LP and LM are sick. Fever, runny nose, and other issues that I will spare you all! LM is pretty cute when she is sick actually. She is cuddly and warm. And she sleeps! YAY! LP is actually at her bio mom's house. We will see how she is when she gets back. I guess it is good for biomom to see what it is like to take care of a sick baby. Before LP left she was CRANKY! Not that I am blaming her. I would be too.

In other news, Pilot left today. He will be back Sunday. Short trip. That makes it nicer. It is harder on both of us when he is gone more then 3 nights. It doesn't happen often, but when it does I am about to pull my hair out and he is getting pretty lonely by then. Which is always intersting when he comes home. I want nothing but to get OUT! He wants nothing but to be with us! OY! The life of a pilot and his family!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog's Day

Well he saw his shadow today. I personally am in denial. Although he always sees his shadow. I don't know why they have Groundhog's Day any more. It should be null and void. It just depresses us northern folk. By this time we are all sick of the snowing and blowing and the freaking cold. Then to hear 6 more weeks of winter! BAH!

In other news, my friend Casandra brought over gluten free cake today and it was really good! YUM! It helped my blah mood.

In other other news, Sheila found a new friend. yay....... Her name is Jody. She lives across my mom and dad's lake. We were over there eating dinner. And as always she follows us over and stands guard at the door. She comes in sometimes, but I don't think my dad likes it. Anyway, she was out and about sniffing the snow when Dutch and his friend from accross the lake. This was very interesting to watch. Sheila is a good doggy friend. Not so good with people. Hopefully Jody will not come over as often as Dutch. Jody was over once before. It was July 4th and she was scared of the fireworks. People were over at my house going in and out. All of a sudden she just comes on in the house like she owns the place. Like a good neighbor I called the number on the tag and they came and got her.

The Big Blah

I am feeling blah lately. I am so tired. I am feeling better and not having the queasies. So that is a plus. I am basically in that stage were I look fat and not pregnant. Makes me want to hide in the house. Blah.

Side note - I actually cleaned the house a little today. I'm a little surprised at myself. I really must be feeling better!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sundays at my house

Every Sunday we go to my mom and dad's for lunch and to hang out a little. But lately it is just getting to be to much. I have 3 kids 2 and under. And this may seem weird, but you actually have to go down 54 steps to get to my mom's house. Don't even try to picture it if you haven't ever seen it. Anyways, I have to take all the kids down. BAB used to go down her self but is in a stage of everybody does everything for me. And so she waits for somebody to get her. I have tried waiting her out. She sits on the snowy steps and screams until somebody finally gets her. Now my mom and dad help me. However, it is still such a pain in the butt. Then I have to drag them all back up. It doesn't really help that I am 3 months pregnant. And my mom's house isn't baby proof to the point that mine is. So I am always chasing the babies around making sure they don't fall down the steps or eat cat food. It is just stressful! So I asked everybody if we could do Sunday's at my house for a little while. At least until LP leaves and I don't have so much to think about. I am not sure if everybody is happy about this arrangement, but they agreed. I mean it is only for a couple of months! Have a little sympathy!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


I have been having cravings this pregnancy. I never really did with LM. I have been craving sweet, salty, cakey, crunchy, spicey, greasy (which always gets me in trouble), and just plain weird food. SO far no combination of weird food. One minute I want nothing to do with a food and then the next I have to have it. Weird.

In other news, Pilot is gone. He was home last night but left around 1:30pm today. I miss him this time. I know that sounds bad. I miss him in general when he is gone. But for some reason I really miss him this time around. He is such a pain in the butt sometimes. But he really loves me and I love him. Some might say we deserve each other. Mostly because we are both pains in the butt. I would never admit that......


I do not have kids. I have monkeys. They climb on everything. I can't stop them! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also I have a video moniter in BAB's room so when she gets up to play instead of sleep I can see her. Hee hee hee. Anyways, I watch her when she is in there playing with the babies. If she is naughty I tell her to not do whatever she is doing. I love the reaction. She looks around like where is she?!?!?!?!? Hee hee hee.....

Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring is coming soon?

Sheila is shedding already. Which is WAY early. So yesterday I had high hopes yesterday that maybe, just maybe spring was coming soon. Until I looked outside today. Yuck, yuck and double yuck. I went to the city today for some much needed groceries and to pick up LP. I am just glad that I am back home and I am NOT going back out until it stops snowing. Or I go stir crazy. Either way.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pilot, heart beats, and beef

Pilot is coming home tonight. And can I just say "Thank GOD!" This weekend seemed to be at least 8 times longer then it really was. I think I may be a little stir crazy as well.

In other news, I went to the OB for the first time today. I heard the heart beat. It was faint, but it was there. Everything was good. I have a prescription for the infamous honking huge prenatals and a bag of pregnancy magazines. I really do love my doctor. She is wonderful. My formal due date it Aug. 19th. Although I had to have an emergency c-section for the last one so this will be to. So the August 19th date really isn't the day I will actually 'deliver'. I am getting a little more excited about this pregnancy. I heard the heart beat and I am feeling like this baby is for real. Its kinda weird like that for me. Sometimes it takes me a while for things to actually sink in.

I have a freezer full of beef. We buy 1/4 of a cow every once in a while. The shipment came in today. We have a huge freezer so we keep Tj and Bruce's (Pilot's brother and SIL) beef for them. They just come and 'shop' in our freezer when they need meat! Hee hee.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nap time

This is why I like nap time so much. It is quiet. From the time my 2 year old gets up to the time she goes down she is either talking nonstop, screaming, or crying. And its usually that order. She wakes up and talks nonstop. Then she inevitably starts screaming which ALWAYS gets her in time out but she still does it. Then we get to hear a serenade of crying while she gets ready for bed. And there is usually crying dabbled in there all over in general.

A van

Pilot has promised me a van. About time. I, however, am working on getting a Tahoe or the new Traverse. I want 4 wheel drive. I live in the middle of nowhere and would like to be able to leave my garage with out getting stuck immediately. And yes that has happened before. He, however, is a tight wad. So the likes of me ever getting a big vehicle with all wheel drive is pretty much down the drain. I apparently have no idea what I need. Who knew?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Boring weekend

Pilot is gone this weekend. My mom is gone this weekend. I'm bored. I am stuck home with 3 little girls. There is no way I am going to even try and go out with them alone. They are just all to young for me to be able to do anything with out stressing myself out. It just wouldn't be worth it. It just wouldn't.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dutch strikes again

Today I had to head out for LM's 1 year well baby visit. I was running late and left Sheila outside. Hey, she is part husky she should stop being a wuss and play in the snow! Anyway, so Dutch was over as well. When I got back they had managed to open my door and both were in my house playing with the babies stuffed animals. Gross.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


......the neighbor dog. He likes to come over and play with Sheila (my dog). And that's fine. Except he jumps on my door and tries to come in. AND if anybody comes to visit he growls at them! I'm like 'Really!' I have enough problems making sure my dog doesn't eat anybody! Oh well, at least he doesn't try to eat my children! And also he likes to bark. Incessantly. Which I'm sure annoys my other neighbors. I deal with until I can't any more and then I call his owner. In fact I finally just programed his phone number in my cell. Its under Dutch. Why not? I think I call him more then my sister.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The SW is leaving and a new one is taking over the case. I have never directly worked with him before. However I have seen him in the office and have a friend who works with him now so I know what he looks like. I happened to see him in a parking lot the other day with another social worker that I happen to know as well. I waved at them and they waved back. The new social worker looking slightly like "crazy lady waving at 3 o'clock. Just wave so she leaves us alone." So I emailed him and said it was me that waved at him and not some crazy lady as he probably meets some um.... interesting people in his field of work. This is a direct quote from his email.

"No, my part of the conversation with (other social worker I know) was, "Look, that lady is waving at us. She looks really familiar." My interpretation of (other social worker I know)'s reply is, "That's Leslie (last name deleted), you idiot. You've seen her in the office a million times." Then I said, "Oh, yeah. I do know her."

I think I am going to get along just nice with the new SW.

Monday, January 19, 2009

the gorious sun

OK, I saw the sun today. It was very heartwarming. I even think I cracked a smile.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

And Also

I AM SO SICK OF THE SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am moving to Honduras or possibly Belize. I am so freaking depressed. If I don't see the sun soon I am leaving on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back......

I feel little again

My daddy yelled at me tonight. I felt like I was 8 yrs old again. I almost cried too. Honest. Ok, so I may be exaggerating a little. He 'sternly' talked to me about having a land line phone in the house. We are all wireless. We have cell phones only and wireless internet. Pilot does not want to have another bill a month. Which leads me to other rants, but I digress. I am still in a mood about my daddy 'sternly' talking to me so I will save those for later. I'm afraid this would become a whole post about the things that bug me about Pilot. I will go to my corner and cry now......

Friday, January 16, 2009

Oh the guilt

The DHS office must be short on foster parents. They have called me twice in the past 2 weeks. I feel so guilty, but had to say no to both placements. I have 3 girls 2 and 1/2 yrs old and younger plus one on the way. I just feel like I would be doing an injustice to the kids I already have and to my unborn baby to add any more stress. But I think the guilt is killing me more! I want to just take in all the little kids and save them all. I know I can't do that. I know.........

The plane crash

I'm sure everybody has heard about the plane crash in the NY Hudson river.... But in case you haven't here is a link -NY plane crash

What in the....... Oh whatever......

Well, 4 babies later and one on the way I have gotten to that point where you just let most things slide. You know when you see a mother of 3 pass by and her kids are punching each other in the face and she is quietly humming to herself as she seemingly is enjoying looking at a piece of fabric. And the thought 'Why is she letting her children give each other black eyes??? crosses your mind..... Well, I'll tell you why. Because she is sick of yelling at her kids and figure that if A.) they are not killing each other and B.) they are not killing anybody else they are fine. They will eventually learn that giving each other black eyes is not fun!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Theater, How Dramatic

GG (my sister-in-law) and I went to the movies a couple of nights ago. We wanted to get some popcorn. There was a board with 'specials' on it. They were all numbered except the last one. This one was the 'couples' special. We were the only ones at the theater except those working behind the booth. We get to the counter and decide to get the couples special to save money. So I say 'we will do the couples special.' Then it got eerily silent except the screaming in my head 'That sounded gay!' It gets weird and more awkard as the silence continues. Then I blurted out "SHE IS MY SISTER IN LAW' Kinda like in Moulin Rouge when the duke is waiting for the Satin and Harold Zigler yells "SHE'S CONFESSING". *sigh* So embarrassing!

Monday, January 12, 2009

LM's 1 yrs old!

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was in denial. But we had the party yesterday. There are pictures. Proof that my baby is not a baby anymore!!!! She had fun desimating her cupcake.... and then another one...... She had lots of fun and received lots of fun gifts! Thanks everybody!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mexico accident

Sometimes Pilot goes to Mexico for his work overnights. He doesn't like it. I mean they don't go to the nice resorty places. They go to little known places in the middle of nowhere. An unmarked car picks them up and takes them to a hotel. Hardly anybody speaks english. Its just not conformable. I have never been to Mexico, but have been to 3rd world countries many a time. I know that traffic is awful in usually. There is no rules. Stopping is optional, if you want to pass you just go no matter what, if you are the biggest car then you have the right of way, and nobody wheres seat belts. It is just plain crazy. So when I heard a crew was in a bad accident down there it was not a surprise. Then Pilot told me that one of them was someone that commuted from the same airport as him and I knew him. Then it was really sad. I guess someone rearended the hotel car/van and none of them where wearing seatbelts. He flew up to the roof, fell on the FA and then on the floor. He ruptured a couple discs in his back and was in extreme pain. Everybody else was ok though. I'm assuming scrapes and bruises though for them. He is back home safe and sound. Poor guy! Get well!

no more snow

I think I am going to go on strike until there is no more snow. What exactly I'm going to strike with is up for debate. I was thinking food, but then I decided that since I was pregnant that wasn't a good idea. And then I was thinking no baths, but then about an hour after I woke up I couldn't even stand myself and ran for the shower. Then I had the brilliant idea that I was just going to pretend that the snow didn't exist. So I went to my local superstore with a sweat shirt and nothing else. I think I might have frostbite on my left ear.....

sudden case of the chubbies

I am almost 10 weeks preggos. I am at that stage when it doesn't really show pregnant. Just more chub. Especially if you aren't a little skinny minnie like me. The things woman do for our children. It will be worth it!

Ohhh..... come back.....

Have you ever had a day when you know you are in a bad mood. But you really can't help it. It is like everything is piling on. You are saying mean things and you just can't stop the words that come out of your mouth? And then you find your self trying to shove them back in your mouth while uttering 'ohhhhhh....come back.....' This morning was one of them. I am noticing a theme. It is mornings. Maybe I am not getting enough sleep. I don't know.... I just can't sleep at night anyways. When I am pregnant I get insomnia. Sleep is not over rated!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Ok I got this on an email and thought maybe this would kick start my fun!

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Had a baby!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any. I was just glad to be alive most of the year!

Did anyone close to you die?
No, i guess not.....

What countries did you visit?
United States..... ok so I already live there. :)

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Peace in my life and FUN!

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Jan. 1oth. When my Little Miss was born.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
um...... Staying alive... Oh OH OH OH Staying Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive.... Do the disco...Ok sorry

What was your biggest failure?
um.... can't exactly remember.. Don't get me wrong. I am sure there was some.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
No thank GOD!

What was the best thing you bought?
My new house!

Where did most of your money go?
The babies!

What song will always remind you of 2008?
i guess really none. I don't think I really had time to even listen to music!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
traveling. having fun. getting out.

What do you wish you'd done less of?

What was your favorite TV program?
i guess none

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
no. I may dislike a few people here and there.... but hate is a strong word

What was the best book you read?
Well, sad to say it was the Twilight series. I know i'm lame.

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What was your favorite film of this year?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly can't remember.....

What kept you sane?
Knowing my family depended on me.

Who did you miss?
Some friends that fell of the face of the earth.

Who was the best new person you met?
i can't remember meeting anybody new this year...

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
God has a reason and time for everything.

2 More!

I was called yesterday by DHS to place 2 more kids. I actually thought about it.......for 30 seconds and then I said no. And then for the next 24 hours I felt guilty. Really guilty. And then I thought about it again and decided I made the write decision. I really want to help out, I do. BUT I can only do what I can do. They did not try to pressure me. But as soon as I said no they were very quick to get off the phone! Call the next in line. Very sad. It is very sad to me that the lives of these poor children are in the hands of so many. *sigh*


Ok, so I did a review my last couple of months or so of my blog. I am boring. When did I become so boring? I think it was sometime between no sleep and dieing of boredom. So I have decided that as my New Years resolution (which I don't believe in..:) I am going to be much happy and have more fun. We will see how that goes.....

Must reiterate

Ok, so yes, I am pregnant. I am 9 weeks along. I am very happy that I am pregnant. I think I am having a hard time telling people because the latest round up in my house is BAB (2 1/2 yrs old), LM (almost 1 yrs old in 3 days), and LP (9 months old). Most people think I am crazy. And I am. But it just kinda happened. And don't get me wrong, I am very happy it happened. Five years of infertility and I would be happy if I was having triplets at this point. I just get so tired of people saying "you're going to be busy' and various other things.... Like I don't know that. I don't know. I guess people just have to say something. Not to mention the saucer size eyes when they find out. I guess just a little spout.... Anyways, all is going well with the pregnancy just like last time. I don't think that I will have any problems. I am excited to have another baby. I am a little more grouchy this time around. Not really sure why........ I am definitaly not in as good as shape as the last time. Which makes me sad. I want to try and go to the gym, but I never seem to find the time. Woe is me and all that junk. Whatever.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top things I never thought I would say

1. Leave the dog's butt alone.
2. Boings stay out of your bedroom.
3. Don't scratch the hematoma off your sister's back
4. Chew on your chewy BAB.
5. Eat your horse radish, BAB.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

BAB's funnies

I'd like to take a minute to tell a few stories about BAB. Keep in mind that she is 2.

Today we over to my mom's to eat lunch. This is a tricky time for my kids because it seems that after lunch it is nap time. We were doing ok though. Except for BAB's incessant talking while we were eating. Now I usually tell her to eat her food 20 times during lunch so that I can eat in peace most of the time. Instead I let her go. My mom was 'listening'. I wanted to see how long it took her to loose it. Eventually she told BAB that she better stop talking and eat her food. Well this lasted about a minute. Not very long. So I looked over at her and said "BAB please stop talking to Grandma and eat your food." She then leaned over her food and whispered, "I'll talk to my self." and then continued to babble quietly to herself. My mom and I were stifling giggles under our breathe by this time.

Earlier that day we were getting ready to go to my mom's house. I told her to get her boots and coat on. So she sits on the floor and places the boot on top of her foot and gives it a couple of waps. I was busy getting the babies ready at this point. So I turned to her and said "BAB, I know you can put your boots on. Please put them on." and I was nice about it...... By the time I got the babies around she still was diddling with her boots. So I said "ok, I guess you can stay here." Of course the crying insued, but I did not hear as I went out the door with baby number 1. I came back in and she magically had her boots on AND buckled with her coat on. Hmmmmm....... I thought 2 year olds were supposed to want to do things on there own? If I would do everything for her like a baby still she would let me. This I don't understand. OY!

Friday, January 2, 2009

going to bed early

Pilot left me here with the girls to go play cards with the guys. I'm not feeling the best. Soooo..... Because it is Pilot's turn to get the kids up in the morning..... I'm putting them to bed early. Hee hee Revenge is sweet.