Friday, November 27, 2009

You know you're boring when...

The last posts on your facebook page have been about working out and the KU Jayhawks! I haven't had much else going on in my life other than a sick kid so I haven't had much to get excited for. I have been at home almost all week. Luckily yesterday he was feeling better (still not great) and we at least got to go to my sister in laws house for a delicious Thanksgiving meal where we got to spend time with family. And tonight we are headed back over there to watch the Jayhawks whoop up on Tennessee Tech. And I even went home and smashed it up with Jillian. On THanksgiving. I am very satisfied with the results I am already seeing. So I guess i can't quit now! Day 8 out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spin Cycle...the week of thanks

So this year I am actually trying to teach Leo that Thanksgiving is here so we can show our thanks for each other and the things around us. I told him that I was thankful for him, for daddy, for all of our family, for our food, etc. etc. But when I asked him what he was thankful for I got an answer I never expected...but fully should have. He at first told me he didn't know but then screamed CANDY! It was so funny. Kids make you think more about what you are thankful for than you probably thought you could. But here are a few things I am thankful for. Some shallow and some from the heart.
  • I am thankful for my family. They are more help for my mental well-being than anyone else. My mom is my best friend so without her I would be a mess! My hubby keeps me sane by all his funny comments and just laughter is a constant. I am thankful for my monkey because he makes everything worthwhile!
  • I am thankful for our DVD players! The portable one of course because it makes trips to the doctor so much more bearable.
  • I am thankful for our roof over our head and the food inside. I know there are so many people out there now that are not able to afford such luxuries so even if I complain about wanting a bigger house or more bathrooms I am thankful I am able to provide for my family.
  • I am thankful for cheese dip and pumpkin pie. NOt together but they do sound delicious right about now!
  • I'm thankful for modern medicine because without it the monkey could be really sick, but instead we are able to keep a breathing machine in our house for his little flare-ups.

Those are just a few things I am thankful for. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


How does a kid on antibiotics get a fever and start throwing up. And no it was not the first day of the medicine we are on day 7. Also, this year had been really good with the lack of illnesses that the monkey had gotten. A few snotty noses here and there but the last 2 months he has had the stomach bug twice and a sinus infection which flared up his asthma. Lame.

I work at a bank inside a grocery store and they have started playing their Christmas music. It's not terribly bad because at least they are mixing it in with their other music. I don't know how I'm going to be able to handle Christmas music all day starting after Thanksgiving.

I am ready for Thanksgiving. The food, the family, the football. Ahhh yes...the 3 F's. And they are all words that can be repeated! The thing I am not looking forward to...the day after Thanksgiving. Cranky people from here until Christmas.

Also, Black are stupid. Just wanted to throw that out there. I used to work at the mall (which I loved except for the holidays) and we didn't open until 7 on Black Friday. My sister-in-law works there now and they open at 5. OMG!

I am rocking out to some Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I am on day 6 and I have done it every day. I really appreciate all the support from my friends irl and in the bloggy universe! I hope to see results! And if I don't see results at least maintain currently through the holidays!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

30 Day Shred

Rachel over at has started 30 days of doing the Wii Fit. I commented that this was a great idea and that I should do it as well. Of course i didn't, but I did go out and buy Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. And let me tell you about it. It hurts. Every day. I wake up sore. I go to bed sore. Throughout the day my legs are screaming at me. But it is only day 5 now and it is getting better. I think by day 30 my body will have lost the 20 pounds. Right?!?!

I have done this for 4 days. Every day I have done the workout. I'm pretty proud of myself. It is only a 22 minute workout which I appreciate because I don't always have the time to waste doing that. I have more important things like blogging to do! And I have gotten a lot of motivation from the people around me. I have of course talked about it on facebook and it give me pride to just put it out there and have people positively respond! I hope that I will continue for the next 26 days. My main goal is to go back to Christmas and feel good about myself and how I look. So I will keep you posted on my journey!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Random Thoughts Tuesday

I want a Snuggie. Really bad. And I saw a KU one at Kohls. Yeah mom…this is a direct shout-out of something I left off my Christmas list! J

I went to the grand opening of our new library in Derby. It’s really nice and the monkey became a card-carrying member of the NRA. Oh wait…I mean the library. My dad would have been prouder if it was to the NRA! The library is so much bigger than the old one. You could barely walk through the aisles if there was someone else in it. And they have a few conference rooms and they have a pretty large area for kiddies. Except with the whole swine flu business I’d rather have my kid play with the puzzles we have at home than the ones that all the other kids played with. I’m just saying.

As much as I love my brother I think it is funny how different we are. He and his fiancĂ©e just moved into their new house and they just bought stuff for it. A LOT of stuff. Really nice stuff. And when we moved into our house 5 years ago we didn’t buy hardly anything. Just a few things we were missing. And we incorporated all the stuff we had together. I’m glad they are able to do that (and maybe just a hint jealous!) But after thinking about it we didn’t need all of that stuff. We still don’t need it. I have too much crap as it is and we’ve spent too much money on that stuff. But I’m still a little jealous about it! :)

Last week I was on vacation and I didn’t cook a single day. I felt extremely lazy. And we spent too much money on food. That is why I make grocery lists and stick to it. But it was delicious and we didn’t have hardly any dishes. In my fantasy world this is what would happen every day. I would also have a trainer so I wouldn’t become a beached whale. I also didn’t go to either one of my spin classes so yeah, the beached whale thing. Could have happened.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Random Thoughts Thursday?!

I missed Random Thoughts Tuesday because I was busy being on vacation instead of being on the computer so I am doing it today...and it's almost Random Thoughts Friday but whatever!

With vacation happening I really haven't missed work. At all. I miss my work friends but even they haven't been there because of sick kids. So even if I would have been there they wouldn't have been so it would have been pointless.

Bedtime has been a struggle for the little monkey lately. He doesn't want to go to sleep. I'm not for sure why but it is driving me nuts. When he goes to bed at 8:30 then that gives me a good hour to an hour and a half before I want to go to bed. When he doesn't go to bed until almost 10 i have no time to myself.

I have been obsessed with books lately. I just finished The Lovely Bones (again) and can't wait for the movie to come out. The hubby and I went to 2 bookstores on Wednesday and I picked some out in my mind that I want to get if I get a few gift certificates for Christmas...Jen Lancaster I'm looking at you! And I saw on her blog her release date for her new book is May 2010 I think! I'm so excited!
I'm even more excited that our new library opens this Saturday! We haven't had a library for a month and it kind of put a damper on my vacation. I wanted to get a few books but I couldn't. Lame.
I have been having issues with sleep lately. I can't seem to want to fall asleep at night but then all day I am so tired. I took almost a 2 hour nap today and just felt even more tired. And now i am not tired but know that tomorrow is pretty much my last day of vacation and I actually need to get stuff done. And by stuff I mean not sitting in front of the computer catching up on episodes I missed for whatever reason of Bones and Lie To Me.
The other hand of that is that the hubby has been extra tired and has been going to bed early. It's like we Freaky Friday'ed it and switched bodies, only not bodies but sleep patterns. Oh well.
Ok, this was too much random and not enough thought. Oh well! I just spent an hour trying to cath up on the blogs I haven't been reading this week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hair today gone tomorrow

I got my hair cut today and I'm not sure how I'm feeling about it. It is really short. I wanted more of an angular cut where it was longer in the front and shorter in the back. Kinda like posh spice but not so Hollywood. Yeah, it didn't quite turn out like that. It is short in the front and a little shorter in the back. I wanted you to be able to tell that it was longer in the front and I don't think you can. I'm annoyed but glad my hair grows fast because it will grow out sooner rather than later. Oh well...nothing i can do about it now. Except to borrow those neon blue hair extensions from my neice!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm sure you wanted to know

Yay! I got an award! I got this from Heather over at I'm not for sure how she came across me but I'm grateful for readers other than my family members! It makes me feel like my words aren't meaningless! It is a Kreativ Blogger award and the jist is to tell you 7-10 facts about myself. Without further adieu...

1. I sing in the car. A lot. I don't really like to sing in front of other people because I get embarassed really easily but in my car nothing can stop me. I will sing country, hip-hop, hardcore rap, metal, classic rock you name it.
2. I worked at Sam Goody for over 4 years and that is where I got a lot of my knowledge for the aforementioned songs I sing!
3. I hate car trips. Most people love them because they get to enjoy the scenery and all that other nonsense. Not me, put me on a plane anyday and get me to my destination quicker.
4. I am a car sleeper. I'm sure it is because I hate car rides but I can sleep pretty much in any position in any seat and sleep almost the entire way. When I say the entire way I am talking about the 3 hour trips that we make west and northeast. Yeah, we travel a lot huh?!!?
5. I want another baby but I want to make sure that we will be able to take care financially of both kids. I know that "they" say that you never have enough money to have babies, but "they" aren't the ones that could get evicted or not be able to feed the kids or pay the babysitter. I know they are probably right but still...I want to be comfortable with the decisions I make because I will be the one affected by them.
6. My kid has way to many toys and I want to throw them away almost daily. He is pretty good about picking them up but they clutter the house and they annoy me. I'm sure I had as many toys as he did but I feel he is quite spoiled. (Another post for many other days!)
7. I could probably eat 1 meal a day and be fine. Obviously not health wise but I am just not that hungry. I only make food because I know the boys won't eat unless I make something. And yes I have been told this by the hubby. Lame.
8. I wish that I could be a better friend. I just don't have the energy to be the bestest friend in the world. I'm wrapped up in my own messes to deal with than trying to have to deal with everyone else's.
9. Which is why my co-workers become my good friends. Because we have all day every day to learn about each other. And we can talk daily. Without interrupting my other planned activities. Now if only they won't stop working there and then we can continue to be friends!
10. Finally...I will probably work at the bank I currently work for until I retire (or get fired) because I hate job hunting. It is too stressful and I don't want to mess with that nonsense!

I am supposed to tag other people to do this but I just want to hear from everyone...what are some facts about you that you want to share. Get it off your chest!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bite me

At what point do you believe your 2-year-old? I posted on facebook that my son told us that a little girl bit him and he does have a mark on his arm. It does not look like a bite mark and it is on the same arm where he took a dive earlier in the evening. It seems unbelievable that the fall could have caused the mark though as well. I'm not really sure if I should ask if this little girl did in fact bite him or even just grab and scratch. I really haven't had a problem with this particular child in his class but she is kind of a diva because her grandparents own the place. I don't really have much tact so I don't know how to ask nicely. And even when I'm trying to be nice I sound like a total witch. I don't know what to do. I wish they had cameras like at the bank so I could rewind and watch to see if the alleged incident occurred...or if my child likes to make up stories*.

* I will say that he told the same story hours apart to both me and the hubby.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

All grown up

This is what I hear tonight at bedtime:

Me: Leo, it's time for bed. I already pulled back the covers. Get in!

Leo: Mom, can I get a book to look at?

Me: Just one.

Yep...I have a reader and I love it. He can even "read" parts of Go Dog Go and Toes, Ears, Nose. I'm not hyping him up or anything but one time when I was reading it to him he started reading along. They must read them a lot at school so he has memorized it by the pictures. I'm ok with it! I'm also a huge reader and he probably has around 50-75 books already and I keep buying him more. They aren't very expensive and he loves them! It makes me happy that I have made a positive influence on him! Books are the gateway to anything and I want him to have as much of an imagination as I had.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Random Thoughts about stupid stuff

You like how I only capitalized some of my words...yeah, that's how random I am. I took an editing class in college because I was so going to be an editor of anything and you capitalize your titles. But I didn't feel like it anymore. I also am pretty annoyed that I have over $25K in student loans and don't have a job in my profession. Not. Even. Close. Yeah, pretty awesome.

I'm pretty stoked because the Jayhawks are playing right now and kicking some ass vs. Fort Hays State. You read that right...Fort Hays State. They don't even matter but I don't care because as of right now my football team sucks so I am now officially ready for basketball!

In my last post I talked about a boy who wanted to potty train standing up. Yeah, still working on that. ANy advice?

I am still wanting to lose some weight but it was brought to my attention that when you give birth your hips can widen. I guess that is why the jeans I bought pre-baby but 20 pounds+ still fit. I'm kind of annoyed by that because honestly...if I lose 20 pounds after baby I kind of want to be able to tell. Because the last time I lost 20 pounds I was drinking almost daily and working 50 hours a week and going to school full-time. I actually did it the right way this time and I look worse than I did then. That is not right!

To go with that last random thougth I was thinking about getting the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I'm kinda afraid though seeing as I've read other blogs about how they have been killed doing it. I hope not for real because I haven't seen many posts from them since...

My hubby has been watching a lot of ghost story shows to get in the Halloween spirit and it is freaking me out. He keeps talking about how he "sees stuff" when he's watching them. In our house. Not cool dude. I get nightmares from reading R. L. Stine's GOosebumps series. So not cool.

I am done with Halloween and have been pretty proud of myself because I haven't really eaten that much of Leo's candy. He actually got almost all chocolate which is nice because I'm not much of a chocolate person. It makes it real helpful for the whole trying to lose weight thing.

On the other hand of being done with Halloween I am not ready for Christmas. I know I said this before but seriously...the Halloween stuff is marked down 50% and right across the aisle Christmas stuff at 100% markup. Awesome. Merry freaking Christmas.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Forgive me father for I have Sinned...

It has been many years since my last confession. Today, my confession is about children. My confession is based around the fact that sometimes I wish I didn't have a child. But before you go scorning me because of blah blah blah let me explain. And I will say all my reasons are very selfish reasons. You know...the I wish I could sleep in on the weekends and I would have more quality time with my hubby. But also I wish I didn't have to yell at a kid because he has decided he didn't want to pick up the mess he made. Or because he decided he wanted to kick me because I wouldn't give him a piece of candy. I'm sure every parent out there has thought about how there life would be different if they didn't have children. I also would base my confession on that it is just that...a confession, a secret that I don't like to share with other people. But I have decided to use my blog as an outlet for my feelings and not just things that I want people to think about me.
The other side of my confession is this. My life would be so empty in a way I could never know if I did not have a child. I also would say that my life has changed exponentially for the better since I have had a child. I don't only think of myself when it comes to things. I know how much having a child has brightened my life and the lives of my family members. I took Leo to my grandparents house on Halloween and their faces just lit up when they saw my little Batman! I wake up in the mornings with a smile on my face because my little man is smiling in my face asking to watch cartoons in the rigging room (the living room) or that he wants his monkey (to play Play-Doh with) and me just using my knowledge to try to teach him things. Like how to be a gentleman by saying please and thank you and making sure that he is nice to the little girls in his class and that when they give him hugs not to push him away. I am also trying to figure out the best way to potty train a little boy. Who wants to stand up. Yeah, still trying on that one. So as much as I sometimes think that my life would be better without the little pitter patter of tiny feet on our wood floors I know that it would be so much worse. It's like the grass is always know when you hop over that fence it is definitely not going to be. So I think my pennance should be 2 Old McDonalds and 3 Dr. Seuss books! Do you agree?

And if you want to see other parental confessions (hopefully some more light-hearted than mine...) head over to Sprites Keeper at

Edited to add: Another reason I wish I didn't have a my bank branch got robbed. Luckily for me I was not there (I've dodged the bulled twice now...). But the man that got robbed lost his wife to breast cancer a few years ago and if the robber would have shot him (he showed the teller a gun and called it "id") his two little girls would have no parents. I would never want to leave my child without a parent because I would feel terrible. I guess technically I woudln't feel anything seeing that I would be dead, but you know.