Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's Time!

"Mom, my watch tells me it's time for you to give me some banana bread."

"You are questioning the high-tech capabilities of my Diego watch?"

"That's what I'm talkin' about!"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I've started this post no less than 4 times over the last 2 or so days.  It's not that what I want to say is hard to put into words or anything.  I just don't have much to say.  For a change.

The kids have been fighting (-normal).

We're trying to get some school done-(normal).

I am still frustrated with some of my bad habits-(normal).

There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to cram everything I need to get done PLUS the things I want to get done(-normal).

I'm just in a slump, I guess. Even my facebook posts have been boring.  I've resorted to posting some of my favorite quotes from movies.  (Death cannot stop true love.  It can only delay it for awhile.)  They've resulted in the most comments ever on my profile but still...not very exciting.

Hopefully, I'll get my butt in gear and work on my resolutions I promised myself earlier this month. 
And, (I can't believe I'm saying this) hopefully my kids will do something noteworthy.  Please Lord, don't let it involve blood or any other bodily fluids. Amen. 

Hope everyone else is having a great week! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I made these today, first time ever for both! 

Pecan pie for Grandpa's 81st birthday.

Pineapple Upside Down cake for friend's birthday.

I hope they taste as good as they look! 

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I have decided, there's nothing better than being told a secret.  By a 3 yr. old.

It is going to be hard to convey this through typed words but I'll give it my best shot.  Just imagine with me:

Jeven:  I want to tell you a secret Mommy!

Me:  Ok .  I then lay down on the bed with one ear "exposed" so he can tell me his secret

Jeven  with mouth aprrox. 1/2 inch from my ear:  "lip smacking,lip smacking, big breath, lip licking, lip smacking...."

Me:  Giggle!!

Jeven:  said at normal voice volume:  WHAT are you laughing at?  I want to tell you a secret!!

Me:  Ok, well, tell me your secret!!

Jeven:  "more lip smacking and big breaths, just getting prepared to tell me his huge secret, all done 1/2 inch from my ear"

Me:  doing everything I can to not turn my head to escape all the hot air going into my ear drum!

Jeven:  big deep breath:  I love you!!!

Me:  That's the best secret EVAH!!  Thank you.  And, I love you too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'll Show You Mine....

Thanks Gucci Mama for letting me know that this special day had arrived!

So, incase you can't decipher what this means:
You have to leave a comment,perferably a polite, "You are so awesome" type comment. 
If you don't, you will have bad luck for many,many years. 

Ok. Yeah. So,really, nothing will  happen.  Except, you'll make my day!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Parking Idiots

Dear Other Person That Is Going Into The Same Establishment As Myself And My Four Children,

I know you see me unloading my four children out of our mini-van.  I know you think we are having such a fantastic time.  I know you see my children running around the parking lot like hooligans and think to yourself: "I just have to be part of that!". 
I also know that your best solution to that is to park right beside us.  Even though there are about 107 other parking spaces open around you. 
And, by "right beside us" I mean within inches of our van. 

I understand you are just trying to be friendly.  And maybe, perhaps, you're one of those "people persons" and you probably also will be standing up against me in the check out line. 

But.  Seriously?  I am only a mother.  Taking 4 children into a public place.  My patience only goes so far. 

Take this as my fair warning to you:  If you continue to park 3 inches from us, while there are many other open spaces available to you, I will not stop my children from doing any of the following:
  • hitting your car with our door
  • putting their gum on your mirror
  • actually opening your door to pet your dog
  • drawing "Josie is dumb" on your windshield
  • taking a rare, limited edition Littlest Pet Shop and letting it ride on your hood
If you come out to find any of those things, well, you know?  I warned you. 

A Mother Of Four, Frustrated With Parking Idiots

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The New Year and Boogers

Happy New Year!  Yes, I am perfectly aware that we are 7 days in to the so called New Year. 
But, you see I'm still trying to catch up from Christmas. 

If we could just inserted about, oh say, another week into this month, preferably soon, I'd be ready to roll.

We were off for 2 weeks, from school.  I had high hopes of
  • getting ahead in school
  • getting ahead in cleaning/organizing the house
  • finishing some unfinished projects
  • having some quiet, down time with the kids 
The only thing I can honestly cross of that list is the last one.  And we only had about a day of lazy time.

Now, here it is the first week back into real life and not only do I have regrets about the Christmas holiday but a whole year's full as well.

I have plenty of resolutions. I think most people do.  But, I try to keep them personal.  Yes, I know, sometimes verbalizing resolutions helps you be accountable and such.  The people that matter most know the things I am working on. 
I am trying to keep them simple and slow.  For instance, I want to be healthier.  My first step is to cut out the soda pop.  I drink a lot.  It is diet soda but it's still not good for me.  So, I'm trying to drink more water.  Once I master this new habit, I'll move on to something else. 
Hopefully, by the end of this year, I'll look back and have a whole list of bad habits replaced by new, better habits.

I will end with this conversation I had with my hubby last night.  We were discussing turning the kitchen table around.
Me:  What if we put it this way?
Him:  Uh?
Me:  What if we turn it like this (hand gestures).  No. Then at least 2 of the kids would have to sit up against the wall.  That would bother me.
Him:  Yeah. That would just be making it easier for them to put boogers on the wall.
Me:  Yeah. You're right.  Never mind.

It only hit me later that I wasn't shocked about boogers on the wall. I didn't argue or try to deny the boogers existence.
Does that qualify me as a seasoned parent?  If that doesn't, I don't want to know what would!