Saturday, March 31, 2007

Book #5

I just finished reading "The Santa Cruise". It was ok not something I would have read on my own but it was a book another mom gave me. Sorry I don't have more to say about it.

Cleaning day

Normally I hate to clean but this would have me cleaning everyday. Over at 5 Minutes for Mom they are having a contest, you gotta check it out. I remember when I was working at Kmart and the Fantom's came out, those were great vacuums to but I soooooooooooo want this one now. With my daughter, a dog that sheds hair even when she's asleep, and my husband tracking in who knows what on a daily basis from his job I could really use something like this. You've got to go over there and check it out!!!!!! But the contest ends on the 4th so head over there and check it out.

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

1st day

last night was my first night at work and all I can say is man do my legs hurt. I didn't feel tired until I got about 2 blocks from home(it's a 30 minute drive from home to work). It was pretty good, easy work for me. I haven't worked in 2 yrs but it's like falling off a horse, or is it a bicycle, anyho I did great and worked thru the lines like a pro.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Don't they look cute? Isn't that a loving dog?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Let me start by saying that I love dogs. I have a dog, well actually I had 2 but that's another story. I love the fact that I live in a very dog friendly place, where you can go just about anywhere with your dog, regardless of size, and it's ok. I'm not talking about going to the park with them I'm talking about going downtown and going into a few stores with them, galleries with them. Most of the stores in downtown have water bowls outside for the dogs and treats for them too. Maybe it's because it's Arizona but there are water bowls everywhere. Hubby would go to the bar with his dog Jess if he was still alive, he did it back in CA. Even the mail people are happy to see the dogs our mail guy throws a dog treat to all the dogs on his route.
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.

Let's keep this straight, ok??

Most days I think it's cute that my husband and I don't agree on how to do things. I have a certain way of washing dishes and the way that he does it, on the rare occasion that he does, is just wrong to me. I think Savie needs more soap on her pouf when she takes a shower then when he does it, etc. But there are certain things that I don't find cute.

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

That sounds about right

Your Vocabulary Score: C+
Your vocabulary is average.
You're not exactly a literature major, but no one's going to accuse you of being illiterate!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

There might be a few changes in the near future. I have a job now so I might have to chane the name of my blog but I doubt I will. I just had to tell the world what I am doing now. I have a job!!!!!! (jumping up and down) I am so happy. We will have a steady paycheck coming in so hopefully that will help with the $$ situation some. At least we know how much we will have coming in on a regular basis and not be soo worried everyday. Well I have to go to bed, from the clock onthe dresser it's a little after 11p and I have been up since 6am with very little sleep since we went to the mts and I had to drive us up and down. Night night world.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Blogging 101

Trying new things here, lets see if is works.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

13 Thursday

13 things I need to change this year
  1. Lose some weight( don't we all say that, lol)
  2. grow my hair out
  3. get more orgized
  4. cook more
  5. grocery shop less
  6. eat more veggies
  7. get better at my crocheting
  8. donate things to worthy casues
  9. keep a better checkbook
  10. read differnet kinds of books
  11. learn to take care of the car more
  12. teach Savie how to swim
  13. get out more often

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Just so you know

I've been having problems with my computer but it looks like I am back to normal.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sounds familiar

Finally another mom who knows how I feel about Savie's not talking. I was wondering around the other moms from 5 minutes for Mom main page and I was looking around at Flip Flop Momma's blog . She was talking about the check-up she had for her 15 month old and they were talking about her 'not talking'. I know how she feels. This is the same thing I felt when I left the Dr.'s office after Savie's last visit. I felt like there must be something wrong with me because am the one with her all day, everyday and yet here she is at 24 months and still not talking. But then I got to thinking about all the things she is doing. She's interested in reading to herself or Halley (our dog) or one of her stuffed animals, she's coloring by herself, very concerned with what other kids at the library/park/whatever are doing and is more than happy to just run up to any kid in the grocery store and "talk" to them, so it's not like she's not aware of what is going on.

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.

50 Book Challenge

Well another book in the books, sorry for the pun, but I finished this one a lot faster than I thought I would. Finished "The last White Knight" by Tami Hoag in a day, I haven't done that in a long time but with no computer to play on and still waiting for my yarn to get here I can start on my crochet project so I had nothing to do but read. It was not what I was expecting mostly because I don't read romance anymore but this was ok.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Day 2 of Savie's fashion show

Last week we got a bag of clothes from my friend M. It was mostly skirts and dresses (which my mother knows I don't do very well) and I was hoping that with summer apporaching and the fact that we are still potty training, I was hoping that this would help. So day 1 was this outfit.

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.

Day 2

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.

What a weekend~ another update

Here's the picture that I took when I dropped off the tire to get it fixed. That's a big hole, right??

50 Book Challenge~~book #3

I just started this and know that I can read 50 books in a year. Mom you know I can do this right? wink wink. I am a confirmed book-aholic. I have to have something to read and reading a magazine doesn't count for me, I need a novel, something that's over 300 pages preferably but I will read just about anything. The challenge for me is to read authors that I normally wouldn't. I'm pretty sure this will happen since my library doesn't have a big selection of the books I would normally read, i.e. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ann Rice, and they haven't written anything new in awhile except for Koontz. So now I have to either buy new books or try new authors.
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

Mom's night out.....kinda

I've known about this for a couple of weeks but it took everything I had to make myself go out tonight. I should have been happy but the truth of it..... I hated it. I hate going out now. I don't know if it's because I have no friends here or what but this was just torture for me. But it was a little fun. One of the other moms, Danielle, is in a band The Green Machine, and they were playing at Hot Licks tonight. I know D can sing, she sang at my wedding, so I wanted to hear her but there were just to many people there and there was only one other mom there that i knew. I was the first one to get there so of course the room got a little quiet when I walked, the only black person in the entire bar but i put on a brave face and ordered my drink and got a place to sit. After a few minutes M showed and then another and another mom. Moms supporting moms, it's great. Well I am off to bed, it's almost midnight and I'm getting tired I'll tell you more tomorrow.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

5 Minutes for Mom

Yeah my interview is up and it didn't even take 3 weeks like they said.
Check it out!!!!!

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Friday, March 9, 2007

What a weekend: Update

Well I finally got the tire taken care of. Went down to the local tire shop, the only one in town, and dropped off the tire to get it patched but when the guy pulled it out there was a huge, gaping, hole in the tire!!!!! I was laughing when he showed it to me, it was big enough for me to stick my hand in, lol. So I told them to go ahead and put a new on there and I would be back later in the afternoon to pick it, Savie and I were on our way to the gym and then to the park. So now my tire is fixed, one of them anyways, and Savie and I spent the whole day out of the house, espically since it was about 75 today. It's suppose to be nice all thru next week let's hope this is true. I broke down and bought Savie a pair of sandals but we'll go to PayLess or something to buy us some more.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Some days

Some days I feel bad when I talk to other moms. Not because I have a perfect life or think that I am better then but when they talk about how they are having a hard time getting their child to eat veggies or getting them to sleep all night. I feel like I should do something to help them but there's nothing I can do or say to help.

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?

Thirteen Thursay #1

Random thoughts of mine

  1. why is getting out of bed so hard today?
  2. Will I ever make it out of the house on time?
  3. Savie is so shy
  4. My daughter is a community child and that's fine with me
  5. I wish my dog was ok with othe dogs
  6. I miss Jess
  7. Mike snores to much
  8. I need to lose weight
  9. Put the crackers down, lol
  10. I hate to clean
  11. I need to clean
  12. What to make for dinner, pasta?? again?
  13. I spend to much time online.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Pretty in Pink

Friday, March 2, 2007

Look what I found

After uploading some pictures from today I found an old video of Savie from when we were in CA last year. Compare this video

to this video

of yeah that's her and PJ, aren't they cute.

Gym & the Park

Today was Kiddie Gym and then going to the park afterwards. Savie has hit the point where when we get somewhere, even though we've been there before, she gets shy and wants to leave. She did the same thing this morning when we went to the gym even though her 'boyfriend' PJ was there. So I spent the first 5 minutes trying to get her to stay in the room and the rest of the time trying to get her away from PJ, lol. They are so funny together.

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.