Monday, January 31, 2011
The end of last week started with me starting to not feel good. Yuck. I don’t think so. So I have been sucking down cough drops and just trying to relax as much as I can. Friday I was going to go with my dad to pick my mom up from the airport but her flight was delayed to where she was supposed to get into town by 9 that evening to not even leaving her destination until 10. Yikes! So I just stayed home with my boys and made some chili dogs for dinner and we hung out.
Saturday we got up in the morning and we played a little Don’t Wake Daddy. The game. Not the real version where we’re quiet! Then we got ready and hit the town with my mom to do a little shopping and then go to lunch. Because Leo was with us we ended up eating at Wendy’s instead of someplace a little nicer. We’re waiting until he’s not with us so we can go to Noodles and Company. But we hit up World Market because I had a gift card. I got a carrying case for my 9X11 cake pan, a heart-shaped pancake/egg mold and 4 soufflé dishes so I can make some individual pot pies. Yum! Then Saturday night we got some take out from Texas Roadhouse and went over to my sister-in-laws house to watch the Sunflower Showdown (AKA the KU vs. K-State game!). It was amazing because KU beat K-State by a lot!
Sunday we woke up and went to church. Then we came home and hung out most of the day. I ended up doing all of my laundry and putting it all away so that was nice but still an annoying task. I told the hubby I would clean the bathroom but I didn’t make it that far. The nap I took sounded better. I guess I will do that tonight!
I hope all of you had an awesome weekend!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Love is abound this week in What I'm Loving Wednesday. Go see Jamie to see other link-ups as well!
- I love when I hear songs on the radio that I haven't heard in a REALLY long time and it takes me back to the time when I really loved it. A lot of good memories!
- I love that Big 12 basketball is in full force. I'm a little sad (ok a lot sad) that KU lost last weekend but we got back on track last night in a win against Colorado. I also love the camaraderie that you can see in the team. When one of the players lost 2 grandparents and his mom in the last month they surrounded him and showed support by wearing a patch in honor of his mom. So sad.
- I love that my baby boy is big enough to clean up his own messes. When he spilled a mini bag of chips today I made him clean it up himself. And boy was he mad! He did not want to do it but I think that he needs a little responsibility.
- I love that my oven is FIXED. Hallelujah! I can turn it on and use it. AMAZING.
- I love that my jury duty is over. One week was more than enough.
- I love that my mom is coming home from a business trip on Friday. And that we're going to lunch on Saturday. I haven't hardly talked to her all week!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Another week gone so it's time for random! Hit up Keely to see what other random is going
on in the blogosphere!
Convo with the hubby
Him: why are farts so stupid?
Him: I mean I know why we do it but why do they make such weird
noises? And they smell. I know it's methane gas and that's why you can
light them on fire..
Another convo with hubby
Him: do you remember me waking you up last night?
Him: I farted really loud and it scared you and woke you up. I'm
surprised you don't remember because I couldn't stop laughing.
I should have prefaced those two conversations with the fact that we
had Mexican food last night. And I feel a little guilty with those
stories because I had just told the hubby that I don't normally write
about him. But not guilty enough to not publish them!
Leo has been writing in a notebook lately. He'll ask how to spell
something and we'll tell him and then he'll write it. Well last night
he was in our room writing and coloring in his notebook and hubby
asked him why he was so cute and Leo responded, "I don't know but I'm
smart too." That kid is ridiculous!
I've been a member of a jury since last Tuesday. It's been interesting
but it has really messed up my week. I was supposed to have last
Friday off because I had to work Saturday but since I was on jury
duty I had to go there on Friday and still work Saturday. Which means I
got none of my stuff done. So yesterday I had to do a lot of stuff. But
I definitely didn't do enough because the house still looks trashed. I
guess here's to this weekend. Oh and do you know what sucks terribly?
Having to sit on jury duty for an 8 hour day with cramps and bloating.
Especially when your friend was almost 2 weeks late. Ahhh sometimes
it makes you remember what a sense of humor the big guy has.
There has been a football picks contest going on since December for
the local paper that if you win you get a gift card to a local sports
bar. Well I have an aunt that works for the paper and told me to do it
so I have been. Well apparently I've been the only one participating on
a regular basis so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna win. Saweet!
I stopped at Subway this morning to get a sandwich for lunch. I got a
6 inch sub that the footlong is only $5 thinking that the six inch
would be $2.50 or $3. I also got chips and when I went to pay the guy
was $5.39. Incredulously I paid and when I got my receipt I looked and
the sandwich was $4. I should have gotten a footlong for just a dollar
Monday, January 24, 2011
My weekend started Friday night by joining my little monkey, the hubbs and my parents for dinner at a local BBQ restaurant and then hitting up downtown in the arena to see The Harlem Globetrotters. It was so much fun and Leo enjoyed it this year as much as he did last year. He was so tired by the end of the night though. Going straight from school to dinner and then to the game. He came home and pretty much went straight to bed with no fuss.
Saturday was a work Saturday so I was at work from 9-6. I listened to the KU game on the radio while working (well off and on anyways) and it was a sad day. KU lost and it broke their home court winning streak ending it at 69. But seriously...I think it's pretty dang good to not lose a game at home since 2007!
My evening ended by heading home and making some tostadas for dinner. We hung out and I made 2 picture books for some family members that I didn't have enough time before Christmas to get made so I'm so excited to get those to be able to send them on. I'm sure they will be thrilled when they receive them! I then hit the sack by 9. I know I'm a nerd. I laid in bed watching the 2 episodes of Teen Mom 2 I had taped.
Sunday was not very eventful either. I got up and made breakfast for the family and then hit church at 11. Made a trip to the library to return the first book in the Bones series and picked up the next one. Apparently there are 13 books in the series. Who knew?! And then watched football for most of the afternoon/evening.
My weekends with work on Saturdays just seem to go way too fast and I never get enough stuff done around the house that needs to. But I guess that stuff will eventually take care of itself. Well except those dishes. And the cooking. But other than that...Happy Monday to everyone!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Yesterday my dad picked up Leo from school. I was on the phone with my mom when they arrived home so I talked to Leo. I asked him how school was and he told me that it was good. I could hear my dad on speakerphone saying...really? That's not what they told me. So I asked Leo what happened and he told me that he beat a kid up. Wait...what? Record screeches to a halt. And picture me driving on a highway listening to this. Ridiculous. I ask my dad to get back on the phone and he tells me that he didn't get the full scoop but that Leo and 3 other kids ganged up on a kid.
So I immediately called the daycare when I got off the phone with them. I was informed that Leo and 2 other little boys had been standing in line to wash their hands before lunch. She turned around to wash a table off for lunch when she turned back around the 3 of them were on top of another boy hitting and kicking him. And he was in the fetal position crying. Wait...what?! My sweet little angel attacked another child. And you didn't make a bigger deal to the person picking him up? She said that there was no bickering or arguing with each other before the incident and that it was completely unexpected. She separated it quickly and that when she asked what they were doing the boys said they were playing. I'm assuming that the little boy crying did not say they were playing but that's something else. When I asked what discipline method was taken she said that they all still ate lunch but instead of playing afterwards they had to go straight to their beds (cots) and lay down for their nap. She said that there are a lot of boys in the class and that they do get pretty rambunctious but that this situation was extreme. She also said she would like help from parents for disciplining and figuring out what happened. I of course agreed and told her I didn't expect her to be the only once disciplining on a matter this large and thanked her and profusely apologized.
So then I called my hubby and laid the situation out for him. We both decided that the television would be the worst punishment at this point in time for Leo. He doesn't just have 1 favorite toy and he is one of those kids that has a TV in his room (let the judging begin...). He mainly only watches the TV at night when he is going to bed and I think he likes that because when he co-sleeps with us (let the judging continue...) we leave the TV on at night because someone who writes this blog but will remain nameless doesn't like to sleep in the dark. The other reason he uses the TV in his room is for his SmartCycle. So we are not allowing Leo to use any TV in the house for the next 3 days. No movies, no TV, no video games on the TV. Nothing. And boy oh boy has it made an impact on him. When I told him last night that it would be gone for 3 days he told me that would be impossible. So dramatic. And since then I think we have had 3 different sets of tears when being reminded that there will be no TV. And every time I remind him that he is not in trouble for something now but that this is punishment for hurting his friend. It is a very big deal. And I find the situation very unacceptable (the fighting not the punishment.) We also have had him apologize to his friend (separate from when he got in trouble originally) and his teacher and we are going to have him write an apology letter to both his friend and his teacher.
So as a parent did we do the right thing? Or should I say doing the right thing? Should we have been more strict? Were we too strict? Will a 3 year old understand tomorrow that he is not in trouble for something he did now but something he did 2 days ago? I just don't know.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I love my little monkey. He loves his clothes fresh out of the dryer so every morning because we love him so we put his clothes on a quick 5 or 10 minute run so they can be warm. That is actually a bribing point when trying to get him out of bed on rough mornings! It also reminds me of when I was younger and I would put my clothes over the dryer vent in the bathroom so when I got out of the shower I could throw on some warm clothes!
He was sick this past week. Like uber-sick. Like 103 degree temperature sick. We finally took him to the on-call doctor at our local office (P.S. I love our doctor office because they are open 7a-8p M-Th and then open 7-5 on Friday and then open on Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 10-3. It’s a miracle for working parents!). The doctor said that it was just a sinus infection and the fever was telling us something was brewing. The funniest part was when she looked up his nose and she said that was impressive. Like there was so much snot in his nose that even the doctor was impressed. My kid the impressive snot-nose!
Do you hold open doors for people? I am a door holder. I will wait a few extra seconds to hold it open for people who are coming. I won’t wait a ridiculous amount of time but enough to seem gracious. And I’m fine if people in front of me don’t wait if I’m coming. What does bother me is if I am right behind someone going through a door and they let it close on me. So rude.
I went to church yesterday and I didn’t take Leo because I figured it would not be wise to take a 3yo that had been cooped up from Wednesday night through then and expect him to sit still. I came to 2 conclusions. 1)There ARE other kids in church who don’t always listen to their parents but I’m too busy wrangling with mine to hear it. And 2) Even though I am paying attention there are definitely times that I zone out. Even without a little one to distract me. Maybe the lack of time I have to zone out in my regular day that just the peace and quiet of church gives me a place to do that. I’m sure God understands.
I am still dealing with the broken knob incident from my stove from the cleaning lady. I finally sent a come-to-Jesus email to the owner of the company saying that enough was enough and that I needed something done IMMEDIATELY. 5 weeks of stove-top and microwave dinners was wearing on me and my family and that I didn’t think that my situation was getting the attention it needed. She promptly responded (for the first time in our correspondence) saying that she was sorry and if I could find the knob faster to get it and bill her. And that I would receive a free cleaning. I’m uncertain if I want the free cleaning. But only in the sense that I wasn’t complaining to get a free cleaning but it is pretty tempting. I think I’m going to accept it.
I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with my Iphone. Like can’t put it down, wear the battery out obsessed. I have downloaded the Twitter, Facebook and Canasta app. Yes. I said Canasta app. I play Canasta constantly. I literally played it for at least 3 hours yesterday. Not all in one sitting but between getting up and going to bed. It is addictive! And since I’m playing against a computer I never have to wait for the other player to respond. And I am constantly getting on Facebook and Twitter. Boy am I ridiculous. I never thought I would be that girl but I sure am!
Ok…that’s enough random from me. Check out Keely to see all the other random thoughts flying around today. I’ve heard it’s kind of a big deal!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Other than the exercise I didn't do too well. But I swear...next week I'll do better. I hope!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I was having a conversation via email with the hubby yesterday asking how Leo was this morning and cracking up about the things that he does. I said something about how I was taking Leo to the library after I picked him up from school and then we would go home where I hoped he would wear himself out before Leonard got home from work (around 8:30). And he sent me an email back and kiddingly told me that I was being mean and how much he had enjoyed being with Leo lately and playing with him in the evenings since I've been working later. And I sat on this nugget all day. Wondering why I always feel super-stressed out at the end of my work day and just don't always feel like playing with Leo. I always let him play or watch movies or do pretty much whatever he wants but I don't always (read hardly ever) just sit down and play.
And so after thinking about this off and on for the better part of 6 hours I came to a conclusion that I could only blog about because if I expressed this to my hubby I would be looked upon with exasperation. I am the not-fun parent. I am the one that HAS to get stuff done. I'm not saying the hubby doesn't do anything because he does. He's a good helper but he a lot of times has to be asked to do something. Because when I got off work last night I went to the grocery store, picked up Leo, went to the library. Then we got home and I had to cook the chicken for our chicken and noodles along with the rest of the stuff that goes with it, get a different supper ready for Leo because he was just SO hungry he couldn't wait. Then I cleaned out the fridge, changed the sheets on our bed and threw them in the wash with a load of towels and re-dry Leo's clothes that Leonard had left in the dryer and hung them up. Then I took out the trash in the snow and brought the trash can and recycling bin back up to the house. All before 7. And I got off work around 4:15. And I was up at the gym by 5:45. Holy crap. I'm just tired thinking about all of that! And like I said I'm not (totally) complaining but I know why I don't always feel like playing.
So I guess it's ok if I don't always want to play but I also need to look at myself and realize that I don't always have to do EVERYTHING. Maybe I can delegate more. Maybe I can just do some more on the weekends. Who knows. But one thing I know. I don't always want to be the non-fun parent!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I'm loving all things treats lately. Right now I'm at work staring at a pumpkin pie. I made a birthday cake for one of my co-workers yesterday so that is taunting me from our breakroom and last week we had a going away party for an employee who was leaving the bank to join the police academy so we have a doughnut cake in the fridge. Seriously people...are you not aware of my new year resolution to try to eat healthier? Must resist temptation...must resist temptation!
And on that I'm done with my love! To check out other lovely things check out Jamie!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It snowed today. Well technically it has been snowing since Sunday. And the people on the roads were of course darlings. It took me 1 hour to get my son to daycare and then get myself to work. Normally it takes about 35 minutes. That's adding a lot of commute time that I could have been sleeping.
Leo was a holy terror on Sunday. I just kept thinking that when I have a bad day I can't take it out on everyone or else I would be smacked. Unfortunately I can't smack my 3 year old. Or at least I can't without being called upon by social services. I kid I kid. But seriously. He was bad. I'm not sure what got into him but all day he was just being a little jerk.
Work is getting hectic. I get to work 44 hours this week. At least I have a job (at least that is my mantra these days!).
Today is 1-11-11. The whole world is going to end. Oh wait. That's next year. I don't know why people get so bent out of shape over little things like that. But woo hoo none the less.
My husband was telling me all day on Sunday that there were sooooo many new movies that were coming to theaters this year. I can probably count on the one hand how many we'll actually go and see. But a girl can dream! (Hello Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm talking to you!)
Go on over to visit Keely and see what she and the other peeps have to ramble on about! It will make your Tuesday workday go by faster!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday Leo and I just lazed around in bed until almost 11 when we finally got up and got some stuff done around the house while we waited for Leonard to get home from work. When he got home we just hung out some more. Then around 4 we went to my friends house who has a son a year older than Leo and we all exchanged Christmas presents and the boys played for almost 3 hours. Then we met my parents at Texas Roadhouse and had a delicious dinner.
Sunday morning we woke up and headed out the door for breakfast and church. Then I made a birthday cake for one of the girls at work for her party tomorrow. Finally we watched the KU game. They keep playing games that are too close for comfort.
A pretty lazy weekend and an amazing one at that!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday: Alarm did not go off due to stupid Iphone glitch. Woke up at 6:18 when my class started at 5:45. Major fail.
Wednesday: Woo hoo! I made it to class. And it kicked my butt. What I thougth was going to be mainly a step class turned into my giant nightmare by using this class to work on cardio in a bootcamp like atmosphere. Run, cardio, run, cardio, run, cardio. For 45 minutes. Yikes!
Thursday: Could barely walk let alone do any more activity. Plus I worked from 9:30-8
Friday: Today I also got up at 5:15 (not looking to good at that time BTW). Got to my class and it was much better and less boot-campy today. Still very strenuous but I could handle it. Still sore but not as bad as yesterday!
That was my week. HOpefully next week I can do even better and even do some stuff on my off days. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I’m loving my new-old Iphone! I am taking over the hubby’s old phone. It is the original Iphone and he was able to get the new Iphone 4. And I can’t put the stupid thing down. I can read blogs, get on twitter and facebook and play all the stupid games from apps that I could download. I’m like a kid in a candy store. It’s so much better than the old slider phone I had! And the screen is AMAZING! (and yes…I’m aware that you all knew this already seeing how my phone came from when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth, but seriously. It’s awesome!)
I’m loving that my alarm went off this morning (you know…since Iphones had a major malfunction with their alarms) and made it to my workout class this morning. It was a good class. But we had to run. I HATE running. But I made it!
I’m loving that Leo got a SmartCycle thing for Christmas. He loves it and has been playing quite a bit. And even though it is a video game thing that hooks up to your computer I like that it is all learning games. I don’t feel bad letting him play longer since it’s educational.
I’m loving that it is January and I didn’t have to wear a coat today. I’m probably crazy seeing as it is only 19 degrees but it felt much warmer. I’m just glad we haven’t had any ice or snow so far this winter. (knock on wood!)
I’m loving that we got a floating holiday for the new year since it fell on a Saturday. That means that I (again) get to take the first weekend of March Madness off. So stoked! Hopefully the Jayhawks will make it farther this year than the past few!
And finally I’m loving that the Jayhawks are playing on TV tonight! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Things have been pretty crazy around here what with 70 billion Christmas celebrations to attend and what not. Yesterday (and the entire week before) it kinda looked like Christmas threw up in our house. We had presents and a whole bunch of other Christmas related stuff everywhere! When I got home from one celebration on Sunday though the hubby had already put the tree and all Christmas decorations away. He definitely felt the same. Then we spent the next 30 minutes just tidying up. It's much more relaxed in our living room what since we have a place to sit down again!
For the celebration on Saturday I said I would make a pumpkin pie. Well the night before I was going to an impromptu New Year's celebration at my aunts and I didn't want to come empty-handed so I figured I would make 2 pies and take on on Friday and one on Saturday. It all would have been fine but my oven is not usable at the moment (another story all together) so I was taking them to my moms to bake. Again, that shouldn't be a problem but apparently pudding-like pies do not travel well when they haven't been baked. So after I had already poured the pie filling into the crusts and was trying to transport them to my car they started spilling. So I had to dump the filling back into a bowl only to transfer the now wet and gooey pie shells AND the filling. Along with dinner for my son to eat while the pies were baking before going to the party. Needless to say we were running a little behind schedule but alas the pies turned out great and the whole pie for Friday was gone before I left.
I have a bruise-like thing on my big, left toe. It has been there for several months now. I say several because I'm not quite sure when I first noticed it. I know I had it when I got a pedicure the week before Thanksgiving and I'm 90% sure it had been there for at least a month before that. And it hasn't really grown much with my toenail but I'm not sure how fast toenails usually grow. So anyways...I was talking to the hubby about it and he decided to politely inform me that a co-worker of his had something similar and it turned out to be melanoma. So of course I throw the theory out the window because seriously?! Melanoma on a toenail? That's just ridiculous. But then the thought started festering in my mind. And then my crazy imagination took over where reality should have really set in. And so since Friday night I have thought that I have cancer in my toe. And then I told my mom that they would probably have to amputate at the knee and I would be like the Amy Poehler character on SNL where she's a trashy girl with only 1 leg that farts a lot. Because I'm guessing with 1 leg it makes you fart. I don't know. But I am going to the doctor on the 26th of January for my annual check up so hopefully I won't find out the bad news of amputation. Keep me and my big toe in your thoughts!
I have been reading the Millenium trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books). And They. Are. Amazing. Like can't stop reading them. The first one was pretty hard to get into seeing as it had to do with a journalist getting convicted of libel over a financial article but once I got into I didn't want to put it down. And then Saturday night I didn't really have anything to do other than lay in bed and read so I stayed in bed from 8:30 until I finished the book at 1:30. Yeah, 5 hours. Straight reading. So ridiculous but so worth it! I just started book 2 last night and it has been good as well. I just want to know what happens! Unfortunately I have to work all week but I do have 3 lunch breaks so I am going to get at least 3 hours of reading in! And hopefully I will get more in as time allows!
That's all my random! Hop on over to Keely's and see what she is randoming about!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Friday I got off work at 3 and went home and started my crazy weekend. I made 3 dozen enchiladas and 2 pumpkin pies for a family Christmas gathering. Then I headed to my aunt and uncles house with Leo in tow for a family friendly evening. Leo got to hang out with his 2 cousins from Kansas City while I got to chat and play games with a few of my aunts and uncles.
Saturday we had another Christmas gathering for my dad's side of the family. So by 12:30 we were at my uncles house for a gathering of around 60 people. It was SO much fun. We ate lots of food, played games, chatted and opened presents. My favorite part of the afternoon was when some of the people had brought additional gifts for a dirty santa gift exchange. I was so bummed that I forgot to bring something to exchange but it was so hilarious watching the family exchange gifts. I think the best dirty santa gift was a matador-looking Ken-doll wannabe. He had a crazy gold outfit and his "package" was hanging low and to the left. It was ridiculous. And he was picked by my uncle. And seriously we were having fits just watching my uncle interact with him. Hopefully we do the dirty santa giveaway again next year and he will give up the matador to be re-gifted next year!
Sunday started too early by heading off to church but we got to listen to my mom play the piano and half of my family was there it seemed like. It was nice! Then we had our FINAL Christmas celebration for my mom's dad's side of the family. With this one we do a gift-exchange via Bingo. It was also fun and I ended up with a really nice serving platter that looks very fall-like. I gave away a 30-piece cookie cutter set with all Christmas shapes. It was a pretty good steal because I got them 50% off at Bed Bath and Beyond the week after Christmas. Then we all played Liverpool Rummy and my team won! I rock!
And while it is so crazy having to go to so many Christmas celebrations and sometimes I dread it I should be extremely lucky to have so much family that wants to see me and my family. And they usually turn out to be a pretty fun time!
My evening ended by watching KU play and then getting ready for the upcoming week! I have to get up extra early on Monday to start my cardio sculpt and core class. At 5:45. Yikes! I hope you all had an awesome weekend!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
- I want to be more pro-active about my health. I am going to watch what I eat even more and work out. I am getting off to a good start tomorrow by starting my 3 days a week exercise class at the local gym. At 5:45 in the morning. Seriously...what was I thinking?
- I want to be a better mom. I want to yell less and play more. I want to be more patient.
- I want to be a better wife. I think I'm doing pretty good on this front if I do say so myself, but there are ALWAYS things that can be worked on! ;)
- I want to be a better person. Spiritually I have gotten a head start on this. I am 5 for 5 in the last weeks going to church. I hope that going will get my spiritual gears going and with that will help me be a better person. Not that going to church makes that happen but hopefully in my case it will put me in a better mind-set.