Saturday, December 29, 2007
But I think because he has to stop working in about 2 months things would get better for us. He is going to stop to get his license and then hopefully he will be able to get bigger jobs and bring in more money. I on the other hand will still be out of work,. I want to go back to school to get a degree in early childhood education so I can either run a daycare/preschool or be a kindergarten/1st grade teacher. I know that for the later it's a couple more years of schooling but it's a plan, you know. It's better than a few years ago when I didn't know what I wanted to do and I just a general idea.
A couple more days and then it will be 2008, can you believe it???? It seems like this year has flown by. When I have a chance to look through some f the pictures I have online I will post a slideshow of Savie just from this year and you can see the changes in her, I can't really see them, other than the fact that most of the clothes from the beginning of the year don't fit anymore, lol. But the coming of a new year has so many different meanings to it. It's a clean start, a new diet, a new house, new baby, etc. I hope that I have a chance to enjoy the old and as well as the new and just be happy with what I have.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
|Your Birthdate: March 15|
You take life as it is, and you find happiness in a variety of things.
You tend to be close to family and friends. But it's hard to get into your inner circle.
Making the little things wonderful is important to you, and you probably have an inviting home.
You seek harmony with others, but occasionally you have a very stubborn streak.
Your strength: Your intense optimism
Your weakness: You shy away from exploring your talents
Your power color: Jade
Your power symbol: Flower
Your power month: June
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Now before you think that I'm some kinda of Scrooge stop and think about it for a minute.
~Why is that at the end of the year we suddenly feel it necessary to be kind to people?
~This is the time that everyone wants to 'give' to others for the sake of giving?
~We put up lights to show our 'Holiday cheer' and be 'festive'? (even if we go overboard and look like something out of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation)
It's not that different from my feelings on Valentine's day, but we will get to that later. This is when we want to be close to family not because of the holiday but because society has we have to. I want to be close to my family all the time, and I will get to see some of my family pretty soon yeah for me!!! A lot of people over do their house's in decorations and presents and food and then there are people who are looked at as hating Christmas because they don't go all out for the holiday but want to stay with their family and keep it low key.
That's where I am right now, wanting to keep things low key. That's what Thanksgiving was for us. It was just the 3 of us, turkey/stuffing/football. That's it, simple and sweet. There was no need to have everything prefect and looking just right when it's just the 3 of us, why am I trying to impress someone whose not here?
Now let me get back to the joy of the season.
I have not even started to get the presents for my own child but i have the presents for my niece and nephew in CA, who I am going to see in a few days, but I still need to wrap them before we leave because you know that just doesn't look right if I show up with them unwrapped. But it will be nice to see some of my family again. The only problem is they are all spread out that it would take a week to see everyone, lol. But I will be seeing a few people, I just wish that I had time to see my friend, K, who just had her 3rd baby so she is once again outnumbered in the house. 2 boys and a girl.
I have just gone off on such a ramble about the holidays but I am wishing everyone a happy and safe one, that they are simple plans that are enjoyed by everyone with as little stress as possible.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Can you believe it? My baby is now 3 years old. It only seems like yesterday, blah blah blah. That is not me. She has gotten to be so big but she is so much fun. Everyone loves her and that's not just me bragging on my own child, she is so well behaved that it makes me wonder what she will be like when she becomes a teenager, lol. The other shoe has to fall soon.
The past year has been pretty easy, there have been few days where she has been a 2 yr old, you know trowing temper tantrums, not listening, etc.it's just been in the past month or so that she has been a 2yr old. Tomorrow is balloons and cake, not a whole lot of partying here but that's ok, thankfully she is at an age where it's not a big thing and we can focus on other things right now. We are having cupcakes in the park on Friday at our regular playgroup so that will be something. So again I saw happy birthday baby.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Are we having fun or what?? This is out in Wilcox, Az at a place called Apple Annie's. It was so much fun, even though it was just the two of them. That is Savie and Lia, a friend of ours that just turned one a few days ago. It took us about an hour and a half to get out to this place but once we got there it was so worth it. We picked pumpkins and a few other veggies. There had to be a couple of acres of just pumpkins. So glad we went, hopefully next year we will make it to the apple orchard, lol.
Here we are going pumpkin picking, again. We did it once at the beginning of the month with a couple of friends and it was so much fun. This time we stayed local, we not really, but it was only about a 30 minute drive this time. This is PJ and Hank with Savie. As you can see they are having a ball. They have so much fun together even though Hank is a little rougher than he needs to be and his poor mom has a hard time handling him. I feel for her since she has another baby, who is almost a year, and is trying to keep them both happy. I know I couldn't do it so I feel for her.
I will have to come back and post Pictures of Savie in her costume. She had so much fun for her first time trick-or-treating.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Doesn't she look like she's a smart dog? Like she wouldn't get into to much trouble? Wrong!! She has been sprayed 3 times by skunks, twice in one week, and all before we left CA. Then again here in AZ while Mike had her out in the woods camping, ha ha on him. Well last night was number 5.
We've had a skunk problem here for about a month. There has been one here at least once or twice a week but the bad part is that they have been going under the house. Yuck just picture that. This little thing walking up and down the driveway and not being able to do anything about it.
Last night I pulled in and checked to make sure that it wasn't in the driveway, again then let Halley out so she could potty before I went in the house. I turned my back on her to close the gate and that's when it happened. She took off and grabbed the skunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes that's right. Halley was sprayed again and it was to late to go to the store to get Baking soda. (I found a really great recipe that works better than tomato paste/juice) so I left her outside with her blanket and water, took a shower myself, ate a little and then went to bed so I could go to the store as soon as they opened at 6am.I will be drinking coffee today for sure, or maybe just have an energy drink or two.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I have to go to the Dr.'s on Friday for a stupid allergic reaction to some bug bites. My legs are swelling and they itch really bad. I mean it's to the point that I'm thinking about taking sleeping pills just so I can sleep. My arms are getting bad to. I went last week, before going to Vegas, and I get some meds then bu that was only enough for a week. This is just got to stop. I don't like taking meds but that's what i need right now.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
are getting so big. Unfortunatly we lost a lot of them to Parvo but there were 4 puppies left and only one of them is hairless. Here is a picture of the one hairless that was left. She has been named Abby and living in her new home with a friend of a friends house here. The picture is just to funny. She is so small right now, she fits in the palm of your hand. I should have more pictures of the other ones tomorrow.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts.
At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
D is for Devoted, I am devoted to my daughter and my family.
A is for affe
V is for very simple. I would love to have things simple and the more simple the better, lol.
O is for
N is for 'no' the word i hear all the time from my daughter, lol. so goes the vocabulary of a 2 yr right?
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
OK this past Sunday Savie and I were having a lazy morning just hanging in bed, hubby was in the mountains (left the day before since I didn't have to work)when my friend Kerri called. I was talking to her on my cell with Savie laying on my right arm, close to the edge of the bed when I looked over saw this crawling over her shoulder and onto her chest. Of course the first thing I did was scream and yank Savie away from it. I dropped the phone and got the thing off of her and ran out of the room. Can you picture that??? this is just gross and it turns out that it was a mini tarantula, true they are not aggressive but still that's a spider on your child, eeeeeeeeeeee. I still have a hard time going to bed at night even though I have had the house sprayed and haven't seen anything in a week. Unless you count the skunk that came in the yard last night, lol.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Can we say ohhhh???
Today we took them outside for playtime and they were just having a ball trying to run around. I have to get the pictures I took of them off my camera today so you guys can see them. They are just adorable.
Ok time for me to go to bed, it's almost 2 am.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Well since it rain we are not going to go swimming. i was considering it on Sunday but thanks to the rain it's not that hot anymore so we will wait until the end of the week. In the meantime, we have some errands to run so I will have to add to this post later today.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
It was just so hard to drag myself out of the house this morning and go. Savie was morning than ready to go this morning. But we dd it, we made it to the pool around 9:30 even though we tried to be there by 9am. We stayed at the park, which is right next to the pool, for awhile with some of the other kids and then went to the pool for an hour. Savie and PJ were the only ones that went in but that's ok since it means the little pool wasn't that crowded.
Tomorrow is the start of the summer reading program so we will see how that goes. Hopefully better than last year with all of the kids that show up.
Friday, May 25, 2007
I got our pictures back yesterday (family you will get yours soon) and they are sooooooooo cute. Yes I am bragging about my daughter but she is just to cute for words. I wish I had a scanner so I could scan them to my computer and show them off some more but no such luck there. (I have figured out though that I need to take my computer in to get it cleaned so i can find out why I can't download my pictures from my camera. )
Some of the moms "trade" kids, like one mom will take another moms kids for the day so she can work or go to the Dr. whatever the case may be and then they will trade later. I love that fact. i had never asked anther mom to watch Savie until i had to go in my interview.
Also last week w went to the San Pedro River for a hike. It was so nice. The kids walked to the river and played for awhile, then when they got cold from the water (can you believe it?) they sat down and ate. I have pictures and a link for some of the other pictures that another mom took but I can't do it right now, my mind doesn't want to work right now.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I think I go a little ahead of myself buying the Vista software for my computer. I need to take some things off before I ca load all of it on my laptop. Oh well. That's what I get to trying.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday we didn't do anything and then Thurs we went to story hour and then our SnB. It was fun. Since it's been so warm lately that we spent most of the early evening and night outside, we start at 5pm which is fine since the kids were having so much fun. I haven't been riding since Wed because my butt hurts so bad from the seat but I'm going to buy another one and see if that helps.
Today we went to the park but it was hot, I mean it was already 90 by 10 am this morning. I think we are gong to move back to the other park since it has more shade. See what I mean about it being a great week. We've had nice weather, great days, and very little temper tantrums. lol.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
First I couldn't get the Suburban started, not just ignition trouble that I've been having for the past coupe of weeks, but nothing, not so much as a click. So I had to unload hubby's truck, which had all of the tools he used this week at work, by myself. All of the toolboxes that he had, the rolling toolbox, and then tried to unload the table saw and the air compressor and then changed my mind (that thing is way to heavy). So we went to the bank and deposited my paycheck, a whopping$361.00 for 2 weeks!!!!! who hoo!!! anyways we came back to the Farmer's Market but because of the wind they were shutting down so i still didn't get breakfast, my second thought was to go to the BBC for breakfast. What was I thinking, it's a Saturday morning and there are tons of tourist in town so there is at least a 20 min. wait and I'm starving at this point so we just went next door to the Co-op and got some eggs and came back home to eat. Since I thought I knew how to hook up the battery charger I tried to that so I could take the Suburban into town instead of having t worry about his truck but there was no luck there. I let it charge for almost 2 hrs and still got nothing so we had to take his truck.
So we drove to Sierra Vista in his truck and thankfully she fell asleep just outside of town is she was nice and rested when we got to Walmart. Spiderman was suppose to be there and I was hoping that we would get there in enough time to see him before we took our pictures. I knew Savie wasn't going to want to get to close but i thought we would at least try and I hoped it wouldn't take away from her good mood and ruin taking pictures.
I got soooo lucky!!! She did great! There was no fussing, crying, outing up nothing. She took great pictures. I can't wait to get them back. There are 2 of us and then 5 of just her, the lady that took our picture said that she did great. I can't wait to get these pictures back. I wish I had a scanner so I could post them. They came out so nice.
So a so-so day turned into a great day. That's the way to end it right, ladies??
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Hello?!?!?!? did you not get the hint?? I took the kids out of the room so you wouldn't be in the way and what do you do?? You put yourself in the way. We read one story and then it was time fr the musicians. They sung a bunch of songs about animals and when we got to 'Old McDonald' she made a comment about knowing a version that's not very kid friendly or animal friendly. Why would you say that??? Why bring it up if you can't sing it in front of 2yr????
I don't understand this woman. She had a comment for everything and everyone. Maybe I'm missing something but I think she's reaching for something.
Thurs: chicken, potatoes, an veggies
Sat: Tuna casserole
This will more than likely change since we went out to dinner last night eve though I had dinner in the oven.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
About 2 months after we bought the Suburban, which I have named Betty, when we went up to Phoenix for a photo shoot for Savie and then decided to drive up to Prescott to visit some friends. About 2 hrs from Prescott there was all this smoke and Betty was pulling really hard up a hill and then she just went dead. We called AAA to get a tow and then found out that the transmission went out!!! And had no choice but to have Aamco put in a new one. That one day trip cost up about $4,000.00 that's the transmission and rental car.
The next time we needed to do work on the transmission was about a year later, it went out again but this time it was still under warranty so it didn't cost anything but the rental car for a week.
Fix #3~ we made a road trip to Idaho for Labor day and took a friend with us. While we were in St. Maries, hubby's hometown we put in a new radiator, the size it should have been which was 4x bigger than the one that was in it (that's why it took us so long to get from AZ to ID).
Fix #4~took another road trip to CA for business for hubby. On our way home, can you guess what I am going to say??? That's right it was the transmission again. So another call to AAA and Aamco. It took about a week for them to fix the problem, we were stuck in some little town in CA in the mts in the winter when we had only packed for a week. I was pissed. So we were stuck for 2 weeks with no car. So let's see that's a new transmission (under warranty), a hotel room for a 2 weeks, a rental car for 2 days, and a plane ticket to get home and back. Oh wait I forgot we did get Betty back but then on our way to get the trailer that we had, in the city we got stuck in, the transmission went out about 2 hr after we got Betty back that's why we ended up flying back.
I love Betty but she is just a drain on our $$. Hubby says that once I get a car (yeah) Betty will be used mainly for camping, which is great cuz then we don't need a tent when w go, lol. We've already slept in it once so it's not that bad it's actually about the same size as our bed now so it won't be that cramped.
Ok I think I'm done ranting/raving about getting a new car.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
I got my hair done this past Friday (finally) and of course took Savie with me. I've been to this lady's house before, Ms. Beverly as I call her. Savie was really good, she watched some of the movie Ms. Beverly put on for her, watched me for awhile but even she asked about her talking but when I told her the same thing I tell everyone else, she was happy with it and didn't make that 'oh you poor thing' look. She said at least I was aware of the situation, that a lot of parents miss the chance to help their kids because they are in denial about the situation. At least one person backs me up with my decision.
Friday, April 20, 2007
- the passenger windows don't work, which kinda sucks during the summer
- the heater/cooler doesn't really cool/heat the back seat
- the cooler in the back of the vehicle doesn't work in my opinion, just makes a lot of noise
- the glow plugs don't work so I have to spray to start it, every time
- it has a leak in the transmission line
- leak in the oil line
- no washer fluid for the windows
- can run without the key being in it, but it needs the key to start
Now this is a tough vehicle don't get me wrong but there are days when I can't stand driving it. It's loud and smokey, I can hear it coming from a block away literally, so I know when I go over to other people's house they can hear me coming it's embarrassing. So on any given day I know that people in my neighborhood know when I'm leaving, coming home, etc.
Well yesterday I was leaving to go to work and was backing out of the driveway like always, looking behind me since we live right at the curve of the road and sometimes people fly around it, when all of a sudden I hear creeeeeeaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!! The stupid wind blew the gate closed just as I pulled out. I hit the gate.........again. Yes that's right I said again. About 3 months ago I hit the post itself but this time I hit the gate so now you have to pick up the stupid gate to open/close it and what is the damage to the Suburban, nothing much just a dent in the side panel.
But about 5 hrs before that Savie and I went to the grocery store and just after I pulled into the parking lot I have a flat tire, a totally flat tire, not just low, but flat. This is nothing like when I blew the tire in Douglas when I knew I ran over something, no this is just the weirdest feeling something not being right with my tires. I know that having a new car I would probably still have these problems but hopefully not all in the same day.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Mon: (working) leftovers
Tues: (not working) Swiss casserole 1, Mashed potatoes and parsnips, with bread
Wed: (not working): Oat & Herb Encrusted Turkey, potatoes and seasoned veggies
Thur: (working) leftovers
Fri: (working) leftovers
Sat: (working) tuna casserole
Sun:still trying to decide about this one.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I know that I'm not the 'competitive' or 'expert' or 'selfish' mom or 'oblivious' one but am I the 'lax' one or maybe 'the wimpy' one? Am I a lax mom because I don't hover over my child at the library/park/gym? I don't think I'm a wimpy mom I do punish her if she's not behaving in public. I tried to get the article to link but no such luck so check it out and get back to me, let me know "how rude are you?"
Friday, April 13, 2007
Red Hat Society's Domestic Goddess by Regina Hale Sutherland. This was another book I got from one of the mommy's from my playgroup. It was good. I was very surprised but I think I've getting pretty close to my limit of books that are out of the ordinary for me, lol.
- which is worse leaving your dog at home or in the car during the rain?
- is feeding your dog canned and dry better than than cooking their food yourselves?
- is a walk once a day enough?
- is it really so bad to let your dog sleep in the bed with you?
- why do we let our dogs lick our faces after they lick themselves?
- do all little dogs have a "little dog complex" or is that just us?
- how long does it take for the dog and owner to look alike?
- why do dogs love to ride wiht their heads out the window?
- and why do we let them?
- why do some people dress up their dogs in clothes?
- and why do our dogs let us?
- what are people thinking when they name their dog "Sir Ralph snoozer"?
- is there really such a think as an ugly puppy?
Ok those are all my questions about dogs................ for now,lol
Thursday, April 12, 2007
- Standing in line they like to play with the kids in front of the
- They are willing to give them some change to help them out
- they have very little patience
- wait until the last minute to pull out their wallets
- the younger couples fight over who's going to pay
- the younger kids always want candy
- the kids are just cute
- the older ones want to have a conversation with you even though they hold up the line
- they think your not listening to their conversations
- they don't realize just how loud they are
- usually don't pay attention to you (the cashier) when they are in a hurry
- want to be in and out 5 minutes ago
- there will always be more of them
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
So I left and went to work hoping that I could buy vinegar at the store and not have to get up early or something. No such luck I couldn't find any in Wal~mart before my shift and the grocery store across the street was packed there was no way that I could get in and buy just the vinegar and get back to the store in 15 min!!!!!! So when I got home at 1am, yes that's right I said 1 am, I dyed the eggs, cut up stickers and then hid everything so when I got up today I could hid them in the backyard. Thankfully I had already told mike the plan so he let me sleep in, which is great seeing as I didn't go to bed until almost 3am.
Well the princess was just a little hyper and I only slept until 7:30 maybe. She was bouncing off the walls and just seemed so ready to go do something so I got dressed, after a couple of sips of coffee, and went outside (on a very windy/cold morning surprisingly) and hid her eggs. Oh did I mention that I had to hide eggs for Mike to? He wanted me to do a dozen eggs besides the goose eggs that I did for Savie so I told him that he needed to find them if I was going to go thru the trouble of boiling them. It was so cute. Savie was so happy/excited to go look for them. I really need to figure out why the computer isn't taking my pictures. As much as I would have liked them to come out better they didn't. She was just moving to fast for me so there are a lot of shots that are from behind or the side of her. But other than that it was a good first Easter for her. She got lots of stickers, did a great job finding all of her eggs, and of course had a lot fun.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Since hub didn't clean up the spilled apple juice she spilled in the bathroom 2 days ago, which he told me about while I was in the shower, I needed to mop the floor. And since I needed to mop the floor, I might as well mop the kitchen and the hallway. And since I was going to go thru all of that I might as well give Halley a bath (my dog). And since I was giving her a bath then I need to clean the whole bathroom. See what I mean?? A+B+C+D+= a lot of cleaning. Which then got me a little sidetracked from making dinner plans and here's why........
now that I am working I need to get more organized. I need to plan out meals for the week, not just dinner but also lunch so I can get things together ahead of time. I have dinner ready for tonight, lunch for myself for the next couple of days, I have an idea of what they will have for dinner considering that dinner tonight is pretty big so tonight and tomorrow are taken care of. Then I need to think about Friday and Saturday. What to do what to do.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Well everything that was in the house is done but there are still 2 loads on the line, they will have to wait until tomorrow since we have no plans tomorrow that should not be a problem. Did everything fine, she's still upset but you would never know it from all the running around she's been doing.
We went and got some of her Easter stuff for her but since we aren't religious and don't go to church and she's not getting any candy there wasn't a whole lot to get her. She has a new basket, some plastic eggs and then tomorrow when I go to work I'm going to buy some stickers and stuff to put in her eggs. I'm not going to pay $3.00 for a sheet of stickers here when I can get 3-5 sheets for $2.00.
Oh yeah I ordered Goose eggs!!!!!!! I can't wait for them to get here. I'm going to go to the Co-op tomorrow and see if they are in, I wanted something different for Easter since this is her first time. Savie and I are going to dye the eggs on Sat., unless something comes up, the goose eggs and then some regular chicken eggs, and then sometime before I go to work (hopefully) I'll put the plastic eggs together and then get up early on Sunday and hide them in the yard. Am I just asking to be hurt or what?? I work until midnight on Sat and then I want to get up early and do all of this, what am I thinking?? Oh well the things we do for our kids. lol
Monday, April 2, 2007
Laila Ali~ great boxer with a kinda deep voice. I saw her dance tonight and she was good. It was a Bond song so I loved it, she was very into her character.
Billy Ray Cyrus~ He's a little stiff but he's trying, you can really see that he's trying it's so cute.
Clyde Drexler~ He's a little stiff to but I think it's the height difference between him and his partner.
Joey Fatone~ ok after being in 'NSYNC guess I expect him to be better then some of the other dancers. But he's been good. I was impressed with his last 2 dances, he's fun to watch.
Shandi Finnessey~ nothing to say her, don't know her and didn't see her dance this week.
Leeza Gibbons~ Old, I love the fact that she flashed everyone on camera!!!!! That was just funny. and I think he was right that Janet is wondering why she got in so much trouble when she did it a few years ago.
Heather Mills~ She was great! I love the fact that she got away with wearing tennis shoes even though Master P got such hell for that.
Apolo Anton Ohno~ He was great!!!!!!!!He may think that he isn't a dancer but he's great.
John Ratzenberger~ Hey it's Norm?? ok had to say that. He's pretty good, just like Jerry last season. I think he's got a couple more weeks in him.
Ian Ziering~ He was cracking me up with the butt shaking thing. He has it n him to get close to the final.
Like I said I can't call a clear favorite just yet so check back if you like the show.
We have no family in the state, at least not ones we are talking to, so the only way to stay in touch with them is to call them or send cards. I love this one Aunt, she is very big into scrapbooking and makes her own cards so every card is very personal and i love them. But the down side is she has sent candy in the last 2 cards she has sent to Savie. Valentine's day and now Easter. But she's not the only one, my mother has done it to, so it's not like his side of the family is doing things that I don't like, it's across the board. Do I send them a card back saying thank you for the beautiful card but please don't send candy anymore? Savie would really like to have stickers/books/whatever? How do I do this and be nice about it?
well it didn't last long, about 10 minutes after I posted this the battery on the laptop went dead. Guess we'll have to try again later. lol
Saturday, March 31, 2007
This is my short blog, I have other thoughts but I can't seem to gather them at the moment, maybe it has something to do with not getting enough sleep in the last couplpe ofdays. lol.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
My problem is with the loose dogs, the ones that you know have a home but the owners have done nothing to make sure that the dogs stay in their yards. I see this every day, there are 3 dogs on my block alone (there's only 4 house's on my block) and when I take Halley, my English Pointer, out for a walk early in the morning we must pass at least 15 more on my mile and half walk. There a couple of house's that I don't walk by because I'm never sure if the dog is in the yard or not and I don't want to be in the middle of a dog fight that early in the day. What got me thinking about this is this blog, I was looking around and came across her post about Toddlers and Dogs. This is so true. I hate the fact there are so many dogs running loose in the part of town. Savie isn't afraid of them but Halley thinks she has to protect us from every dog we see so I end up being pulled in two directions, Halley pulling me forward trying to get to the other dog and myself trying to pull Savie along and stop her from yelling at the dog. Some days it's just to much but sooner or later they will both get past this, this thing they have with the other dog. I can't wait for the day that Halley is just going to ignore the other dog.
I have been teaching Savie sign language. I don't remember a lot so I can only teach her a few of the things I know, she can "say" 'eat' and 'drink', recognizes 'thank you' and I'm working on 'potty' , 'happy', and 'play'. But for some reason when Mike sees her say 'eat' he asks her if she wants something to drink. Don't confuse her!!!!! She knows what she is saying when she does them, don't reinterpret them. He says he knows what she is asking for when she does it but that it doesn't mean the same thing when she says it to him. It doesn't work that way, if she says drink to me then it means drink to everyone else in world, that's like telling her "when this person says yes, that means no". It has to mean the same thing every time she says it, it just makes the matter worse later on.
But I shouldn't be surprised, he still thinks she wears diapers when she has on training pants (which I call panties), and that she drinks out of a bottle when we have sippy cups. There is a difference.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
- Lose some weight( don't we all say that, lol)
- grow my hair out
- get more orgized
- cook more
- grocery shop less
- eat more veggies
- get better at my crocheting
- donate things to worthy casues
- keep a better checkbook
- read differnet kinds of books
- learn to take care of the car more
- teach Savie how to swim
- get out more often
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
This past Wed I had to leave her with a friend for 2 hours, this is a first for both of us. usually I will leave her with Mike but he had to work so I left her with a friend and when I came back to get he she told me that she was very helpful, said 'please' and 'thank you' a lot, colored and did all the things a kid does. This made me feel so much better about leaving her. Off to do a few more things.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I love this little blue dress, and after trying on everything in the bag, 15 different items mind you, this is what she picked. I had no say in it this is all Savie.
This is a blue jean skirt and a white sweater and yes, it's almost 80 degree's outside but that's what she wanted to wear. Again this is all Savie, I did nothing but tell her she needed a skirt or shorts or something to go with the top she picked out. What you can't see is she has on her favorite boots as well. It's day three for her but I haven't taken pictures of her but they will be coming.
The thing that I've noticed that I do is read everything that one author had written and then try to find something similar that's how I started with Dean Koontz. But this is suppose to be a book review so let me get to it.
I just finished "The Buffalo Soldier" by Chris Bohjalian. I didn't remember this author but I've read one of his other books, "The Midwives". I loved this book it was a great look at a family trying hard to stay together thru the death of their children, adopting another, and an affair. You see everything from a different persons perceptive and also gets snippets of the buffalo soldiers. Some may find it confusing but I liked the way it was written. (I was never good at giving book reports in school so forgive me if this sounds boring, ha.) I definitely recommend this book to others.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Like just the other day we were at the library and one of the the other moms was saying that her son was teething really bad and nothing she did was helping. Well I can't help here since Savie never did this. Save got her first teeth when she was 1 and I wasn't the one to notice it, my mother was (thanks mom)!!!!!! And even after that she was fine, she didn't have a fever, she didn't fuss, the only thing is everything had to go in her mouth. That was fine with me. But what do I do when another mom is talking about her child fussing all day, not wanting to eat/nurse, not sleeping at night? There's nothing I can do but give them a sympathetic smile and offer something that I heard another mom say or something I read in a book, hoping that this, in some way, helps her.
I'm not bragging that my child is perfect but I am so happy to have not gone thru a lot of trauma's with her. So far the bad things that have happened to her have been small. She's fallen off a couch onto tile floor at a friends house when she was a year, she's gotten sick to the point where I've had to take her to the ER once but to me that is not major, nothing to really think twice about. It just seems to remind me that everything about her, from her delivery until now, has been easy but then it makes me wonder, when is the other shoe going to fall?
- why is getting out of bed so hard today?
- Will I ever make it out of the house on time?
- Savie is so shy
- My daughter is a community child and that's fine with me
- I wish my dog was ok with othe dogs
- I miss Jess
- Mike snores to much
- I need to lose weight
- Put the crackers down, lol
- I hate to clean
- I need to clean
- What to make for dinner, pasta?? again?
- I spend to much time online.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
After the gym we went to Saginaw Park. I love this park. It's enclosed with only one gate so I don't have to worry about her running out of the park. A lot of the other moms that didn't come to the gym were at the park, it's a regular playgroup thing. Here's a couple of pictures.
This one is her draging one of the other moms off to help her since I'm not allowed to, lol. A few of the other moms watching their kids and Savie watching them.
Well I finished her robe, mostly, tonight and tried it on her. I still have to figure out how to do the hood for this thing but she seems to like it already.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
This is a vest that I made last year I think. I finally got around to weaving the ends in and am now going to give it away. One of the other moms that I know, Danielle, is in a band and they wear green so I am going to give it to her since I already gave her the hat I made out of the extra yarn. Hopefully I will see her before March 10th when her band plays so I can give it to her and then go see her band so I have some pictures of her in it. I hope she likes it.
This is a star afghan that I started about 2 weeks ago. It worked up pretty fast even though I messed up a couple of rows but you can't tell.
And this is the outfit I made for Anna, I'm one of her tester so I have some cute putfits to make (thanks Anna).
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Well I decided to go ahead and see if his son was home and have re-set the traps for me but his truck wasn't at their house (they live around the corner from us so when I leave I can see who's car is home). So I decided to go ahead and see Mat at work. He was great, he only laughed at me a little when I told him where the mouse was but he said he'd be right over after he was off and take care of it. So Savie and I went to the store to get a few things and wait for Mat to come over.
He found where the mouse was living, in the stove under the cover, he as building a nest if you can believe it right there. Mat showed me where it was and even scared the mouse out for a minute before he finished vaccumming and gave me some mousebait to put there. So I was much better Friday night knowing that 1) the mouse wasn't there 2) there was mousebait out for it.
So Saturday morning comes and we need to go to Walmart so I can buy some more yarn for Savie's robe. Everything was great until we left to come home. Savie was whining that she wanted to have something to drink so I pulled over and.............got a flat tire!!!!!! Completely totally flat!!!!!!! I have no idea what I ran over but it killed my tire and I didn't have my AAA card on me so I had no clue what to do. Well after crying in the car for a minute, I finally decided to go back to Walmart and use their phone book to call someone even though it was a mile walk back to Walmart. Just as I walked away from the car a Border Patrol Jeep came driving up and then my landlord's wife Mary drove up as well. So long story short, I know a little late for that, AAA showed up and changed the tire and Savie was great. She sat in the car with Mary while I dealt with the truckdriver and then we came home. So now we are home, safe and sound. Good thing I didn't wait for Mike to get home there was a message on the machine saying that they are staying in mountains for another night. Thank goodness for Mary. lol
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Savie got a card, homemade by her Nana, with candy (thanks a lot mom lol), a cute pink t-shirt, 2 new books, and a little hologram picture. I have to wait until i wash the shirt to take a picture of her in it. I let her wear it today and of course she got dirt and yuck all over it, lol. But hey, that's what toddlers do. Thanks mom the package she loved it.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Oh yeah if you look really close at this picture that is a skirt I made for Savie, isn't it cute? She's already worn it twice and everyone says she looks so cute and adorable in it so yeah I'm proud, lol.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
When Savie was born I sent out a "baby Update" maybe once a month to the family members that I had email addresses for so they could hear about how she was doing. This is the next step for me. I am going to use this to keep family and friends updated on, not just her, but the family as well. This way everyone can see what she is up to, see pictures of her with her "boyfriend", in a new outfit, whatever the case may be.