Monday, December 1, 2008
Now I am not a big fan of cold, snow or Winter but winter in Arizona is bearable for me. We don't really get snow here even though we are in the mountains but the wind is what gets you every time, at least that's how I feel. I am a cold loving person, unlike my daughter who, as you can see from this picture, loved playing in the snow at my mother's house last year.
Now hubby on the hand can handle the snow. He grew up in Idaho where it really snows, you know where you have snow days from school, have to actually dig your car out of the snow to get to work. That's not for me. I am from California, the Bay Area to be exact, where it doesn't snow. It rains, flood days are the norm there. But since we live in an area that doesn't do snow and we don't have to worry about it really I think we will stay.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I won't buying any of these products.
Friday, November 14, 2008
How was your Friday? What did you do?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
No and that is what I expected. I'm not worried about it since Savie's birthday is on Friday and I have to get that worked out and also something for the local cake auction. Wish me luck.
But then I am sad. There was a proposition here in AZ that I don't agree with. I'm only going to go into a little detail on it because I don't want to offend anyone or get a bunch of emails/comments about it. It's Proposition 102 and it effectively bans same-sex marriage's here. Personally I have always felt that marriage is between 2 people not 3, I'm kinda surprised that some people didn't think of it that way, wanting it to be monogamous and all. (My attempt at humor on the subject). But this is a topic best left for another day.
Today is day that we need to come together and get behind our new President. Even Bush has so far.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
In my bedroom I have a pile of clothes next to the hamper that is a mix of clean clothes, things I need to take care of and who knows what else. I got rid of a basket that I was using because things were still on the floor, mainly because they were overflowing the basket, lol. I really wanted a stacking shelve so things would be up off the floor, I could see what was there, etc. I bought a 4 tier rolling rack that is now in place and being used. Now I just need to remember to hang the clothes up when I'm done, lol.
What are you tackling this week?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
We try to go around 1 PM when we have fewer kids anyways. That's today. We had 6 kids, 1 that got picked up shortly after we got there. The place was pretty empty and as usual, the kids were good. I was told later that we have been asked not to come back to the cafeteria. I was pissed, annoyed, and offended to say the least. How can they do that? How can a public place ask us not to come and eat????? I was upset but the other teacher, who has lived here for 15 years and donated a lot of time to varies groups, was physically upset but it. I don't get it. What would you have done? I have never been asked not to come back to a place, I have stopped going to places because of the service/food/attitude/etc but it has never happened to me. I don't know what to do with myself.
Apparently there have been complaints about us. That the kids are out of control, they are loud, and run around. Yes they are loud just as loud as some of the adults in the room, and yes they have run around a few times, but that's kids for you. I am waiting for the letter saying that we are not to come back. I want to know what these people said, about which kids, days/times the whole nine yards. That is just crazy. I am pissed.
"X" is always trying to get me to stay over, even when I am just dropping something off and don't turn my engine off. You would think that would be a hint that I am in a hurry. I don't want to stay there for more then a few minutes. When I was house sitting I left windows open so there could be some fresh air in there and it was so much better just in the first day. I would think that yo would realize just how bad the smell is when you have to burn incense and have 2 air fresheners in every room just to cover the smell (and I do mean cover).
Have I talked to "X"? Nope don't want to. Did I get thanked? Yes but not like I would have like to have been. Will I do it again? Probably not, since I am a sucker for animals.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
If you don't open windows your house will smell.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Once I was in (don't ask me how) I had to move things around( in a small space) so I could bring some bags in, then bring Savie in. It was not a good day. She was not happy, I was sore and hot. There was just no getting around it. I don't understand why you would leave for a couple of days and not take out the garbage and wash all of your dishes. I can't go to the mountains for the weekend without doing that. I don't want to come home to the smell of garbage going bad or the see all those dishes in the sink. It's just crazy. I can't feed some of the animals because their bowls are dirty and in the sink!!!!!!! So twice today I've washed dishes (I know that I don't need to but it bugs me) plus it cuts down on the flies. Trust me, doing something like this is minor in this house. There are so many things wrong in this house that I am not going to get started on it.
So here's the deal, I am hurting myself getting into her house to take care of everyone but that should end on Friday when the key gets here!! Lets hope that it's the right one. Then I can clean the animals up, let some out, and get some fresh air in. I am way to nice.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The things my friend sends me is usually something that I already knew, true not to this length but still who doesn't know that MSG and phrases like "Natural Flavoring" are bad? I've told her several times that we don't et this or that because it is so processed but she insists that is's ok to eat it, even if it is every now and then. Please have some respect for what I want in my child just like I have for her dogs.
MSG Dangers-------They knew !!!
Gee...how unsurprising that THEY KNEW!
The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as 'Natural Flavoring.'
MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee shops!
I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada , and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America.
In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.
The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: 'MSG-Treated Rats.'
When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the Campbell 's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the 'healthy low-fat' ones.
The items that didn't have MSG marked on the product label had something called 'Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,' which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.
It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don't catch on. (Other names for MSG are 'Accent, 'Aginomoto,' 'Natural Meat Tenderizer,' etc.)
But it didn't stop there.
When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained MSG. Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn't use MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere.
Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant -- even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and Denny's -- use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy. No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the skin -- their secret spice was MSG!
So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative, or a vitamin?
Not according to my friend John Erb. In his book The Slow Poisoning of America, he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.
A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us?
'Betcha can't eat [just] one,' takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!
MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.
Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I think that some of the other moms that I spend time with (I think I've outgrown the phrase "hang out with") think that Savie is close to prefect. Not that they would ever day it but maybe it's me reading to much into their looks. Savie is by no means a prefect child. She has her days where she is clingy, whining, grumpy, rude, or just bad in a general way. Yesterday was one of those days. They happen. It's just a matter of how you deal with it, in my opinion. My thinking is how you react to a situation is how your child reacts to it as well. If you are clam and assertive, put on a brave front, then your child will have the confidence to do it. If you are upset and mad and angry, not happy about what is going on then they will act the same. I know it sounds weird but it's like dog training (I know it sounds kinda bad that way). But after watching a lot of Dog Whisperer, I've come to the conclusion that me being calm and going with the flow in most situations has helped Savie be confident.
We usually do stuff just the two of us when we are not at school and some of the other moms seemed surprised that she is, for example, ok about going on the rides at the fair by herself. We missed our friends so she really had no choice but she was fine with that. She has learned to make the best of her situation. Sure I would rather that she got to go on rides with a friend but you have to make do.
I started this post for a different reason but this will do. When I look at other families I know they are not prefect but they are having a prefect family moment.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
- When we were dating and went out for dinner we would joke that most people were looking at us because of our age (he 58 me 32) or our skin color (he-white me-black)
- My dog Halley is white with black spots on her skin and her coat
- I have a white drawf rabbit named Max
- I only wear white socks
- I only wear black tights in the winter
- Nothing in my life is black and white
Sunday, October 5, 2008
It was a rough game and one player on the other team got thrown out of the game because of a flagrant foul, a face mask, he nearly pulled it off the poor kids head. After that it was ok, even though it looked like the couch came out to defend the kid.
Saturday was the Farmer's Market. It was a little slow that day and I had to hurry since we were planning on going out to Gleeson later in the day. Got a few things at the market then walked over to the football game for the little ones. I was going to watch a little bit of one game but ten we saw P so we stayed to watch him cheer. He's so cute, he's the only boy on the cheerleader team. I wish I could remember how old he is, I think he's 7 or 8 yr old. After watching the first half of the game Savie and I headed home so we could head out with hubby. It was a family trip, even Halley got to go, even if she did have to stay in the car the whole time. The place we went to had a couple of horses and burro's running loose (fun).
So that's my weekend, what did you do?
- Years ago (and in some places it still is) it would be forbidden for my husband and I to be together
- why are certain books banned?
- There are some couples that are still taboo
- When it comes to my dog, there are certain things that are forbidden
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Savie was in the shopping basket eating, because there is no eating and walking of course, and we were in a slightly crowded aisle. I left her on side of the pole and walked around it so a guy could get to something in the middle of the aisle.
"Mommy, can I have my milk"
"Just a minute honey"
Mommy your so mean"
Meanwhile gentleman is standing with his back to us trying not to laugh
"Oh my goodness, I'm a mean mommy Savie?" walking back to the cart
"Yes" smiling really big
"Am I the meanest mommy ever?"
"Yes you are mommy" laughing now and so is the guy
"Here's your milk. "
"Oh mommy, your so nice, come here and give me a big hug"
by the guy is out and out laughing. Gotta love the conversations I have with my daughter while shopping. LOL
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
We went thru the box and found the missing pieces for things and got rid of things that she doesn't play with anymore. She did really good. We got rid of a lot of stuff. The box is now half full with a box of Lego's and a hamper full of stuffed animals. Just in time to, her birthday is in two months and then it's on to Christmas.
How was your tackle this week?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
And Halley was just as happy to have her there.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today B was at school. He hasn't been there very often because they have been out of town but even before that he was a little off when it came to playing with the other kids. The last couple of times he has been at school he has been a little wild, and slowly getting worse. Today was by far, he worst day.
Most days he wants to play by himself, which is fine, and not have much to do with the other kids. We let it go because he is now a big brother (2 months now I think) and hasn't quite adjusted yet. Well the kids were painting on the floor and after telling him several times not to walk thru the area (we were off to one side of the room and not in anyones way) I sent him to time out. Now as I have said before time out is not a big deal (sit, think about what you did, talk to us, apologize and that's it) but he would not go. I walked over to him to walk him to time out when he pinched me. Not ok. I had to sit down with him and hold him to get him to calm down. Once he was calm we talked about why he went to time out.
Later on during circle time he kept talking, yelling, and standing in other kids way of the book and had to be sent to time out. This time S took care of him. This time had to take him outside to talk to him so we could continue with circle time. About 10 minutes after they came back in we were doing something else and he kept running into us with a ball and I asked him to stop. Again he had to go to time out, and this time he pinched me on my neck.
I took him outside and talked to him. He was just out of control today. When his dad came and picked him up we talked to him about what was going on and what we would like for them to do, at home with him, to reinforce what is going on at school. Just as we were talking he did it again to someone else and dad saw first hand what we had been telling with during the day. I told dad that there was no reason to deal with it at the moment because it would embarrass him but when he acted out he dealt with it. I'm hoping that he gets better even though I have a feeling things will get worse before they get better.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
That is a really good question. Since I live in a house that I don't like I would move.I don't want a lot in a new house, not even a new house just newer then what I have now. But what I want is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, with a nice size kitchen/living room/and maybe even an office. A nice size yard for Halley and Savie, a closed in driveway but one like I have now. to leave Halley outside during the day I have to pull my car out of the driveway, get out let Halley out, close the gate and then get back in the car. That is a little annoying when your in a hurry, or it's at night.
But for the town there is a lot that can be changed. We are sorely needing jobs (what place in America doesn't) but I think once the mine opens here we should be ok but then there is an environmental issue. There are just so many things that are bad here but that's about par for the course. I thik every place needs a little something.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is a good one since Savie's birthday is coming up in 2 months. I am trying to decide what I what to do for her birthday but I have to make sure that there invitation. I think that is one of the important parts of a party. I've seen some really interesting ones from the other moms, like the E-vite which works for a lot of us since most of us are online. There's handing them out but most of the time I won't remember to have them on me. Then there is the old stand by, mailing them. Is it sad to say that I don't know most of their last names? Or their addresses?
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey
Blend all ingredients together (preferably with hands). Roll into balls the size of large marbles and refrigerate. Optional: roll balls in powdered cocoa or roll balls info flaked coconut or dip into chocolate fondue. Eat and enjoy!
These are so good. The last time I made them I stuck them in the freezer and then put them in my ice cream.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This week's game was a a good one but I was not happy. it started out good but went downhill fast. At halftime it was 28-6 the other team. There were a lot of kids jut running around since the game was just bad. I noticed this girl at the last 3 games i went to, at the first game she had bought a whole box of sugar cubes from the gas station (concession stand wasn't open for this game). Am I the only one that finds that weird? Before that game was over she had eaten at a quarter of it and shared the rest of it with her friends.
But back to the game.
There's not much to tell other then we lost (of course) by a big margin. I think someone told me that it was 49-20, that's just a spanking. There were little blocks, no hits, and the team just looked sad. I'm hoping that next weeks game, an away game, is better then this weeks.
Most days I have a a cup of coffee at home but the days that I work I have coffee at school. I don't want to have more than one cup in a day especially since I don't eat a lot during the day. Most of the summer I haven't needed coffee so I have only been making half a pot (little does my husband now), because I don't like the taste of day old coffee. I love the smell of brewing coffee, it's one of the reason I go to the coffee shops. But the smell of roasted coffee smells like burning broccoli to me, I don't know why but ti does. I have a whole routine when it comes to making coffee and since I am the one to make it, it has to be done a certain way.
- Fill the water (enough for about 6 cups at least, who knows I might want a cup when I get home at night)
- Wash dishes
- put the coffee filter in
- Watch TV
- Getting ready for bed I put the coffee in out of the freezer
Thursday, September 11, 2008
There are quite a few kids at school and for the most part they are pretty good. I know how most of them are during school so they are fine. There are a few kids that are wild but they aren't there everyday. There is one that is just wild and loud, one that snorts because her mother thinks it's cute, and two that tattle on everyone.
Well today all four of them were there. Everything was fine until the one that snorts bit Savie. Yes that's what I said. SHE. BIT.SAVIE. Now I understand that mom is a little out there and there is not a lot in the way of rules in their house (long story and I'm not going to get into it) but that is out of control. She is suspended from school until the biting thing is under control. I am not happy. Thank goodness she barely broke the skin but that is not even the point. About an hour after this happened I saw her run over to anther kid, grab her arm, and make like she was going to bite her to. I stopped her before she could do it. This is the same kid that she did bite about 10 days ago. I, for one, will be happy if this one does not come back to school at all.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Today I had errands to run in town so after calling to make an appointment for her, we headed in. She was a trooper. With all the stops I made she was really good, I think the nap she took on the way in helped a lot. So did the one on the way back in. And of crouse she was acting fine when we got in to see the Dr. But she is back on Amoxicilln and sleeping. I am staying home tomorrow from work and have to figure something out for Wednesday. If her fever isn't down then she has to go to K's house for most of the day (not totally happy about that). But she can't be around other kids while she has a fever but I have to work. S needs to go to the Dr so I have to work. Oh well. Hopefully her fever will break and she can come with me on Wed. wish me luck.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
- It's a miracle that my dog survived a javelina attack.
- It's a miracle that hubby has burned himself more
- It's a miracle that I have lost weight
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tonight's game was a good one. I was hoping that Savie would go with me but she fell asleep not long after we got home. Oh well I was just going to have to get over the whole thing and walk down there by myself. (The field is only 6 blocks down the street from my house). I changed my pants and got ready to go. Had to make sure that i had a flashlight because there are javelina's and stuff out there. Plus a couple of the street lights are out on some of these streets so who knows what's out there after dark. It was a nice walk down there. As usual I missed the first quarter, I did the same thing last year. When I arrived at the field it was 18-7 Bisbee. Great start, much better than last weeks game against our rivals, Doulgas, where we lost 35-0. After trying very hard to keep the academy out of the endzone we went into the half 24-14 Bisbee. At the start of the 3rd quarter we where down by 3 pts. There were a couple of turnovers that were just badly handled on our part. They used the same play like 5 times in a row, a miss direct with the same players. I hope they work on that next week at practice.
We were looking a little sloppy during the 4th quarter but pulled it out to win 48-28. Like I said, a much better game then last week.
One of the things I love about this town is that so many people know other people and not just enough to say hi but really know them. I don't have any kids in school yet I go to the football games and some of the other fundraising stuff they may have. My thinking is this, if I want the school to be better then it is now when my child goes I need to start helping make it that way now, not when she's in school. Start early and maybe all the problems yo hear about the school will be taken care of by the time your child gets to that age/point.
So what did you do on your Friday? (there might also be Football Monday and Football Sunday, just be warned)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
But yesterday was the day. Hubby was home and could keep Savie busy while I did the receipts. It took me about 4 hours to get most of them put away. I finally did it. Now it's just a matter of remembering to do this every month.
What about you? What are you tackling this week?
Monday, September 1, 2008
3 Things I like to do in my free time, when I have it.
1> Read~ I am a book-olhic. I love to read and have reading withdrawls when I haven't read anything, a book, magizne, anything in a couple of days
2> Crochet~which I am just now getting back to. I took a big break from it but that is going to stop.
3> play with my daughter and my dog~in that order, lol.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
How long were your labors?
One child and it was 3 hours of real labor
How did you know you were in labor?
My dogs told me. Seriously my water didn't brake and the only reference I had was 10x worse then cramps and I have never had cramps in my life, I had no clue until my contractions were less then 5 minutes apart.
Where did you deliver?
At a hospital
I'm told I did have some but my daughter came so fast that I didn't really feel much. Other than the nurse tapping on my hand where an IV was.
A great midwife. She was really willing to work with me before having to call a doctor in at all. I really wish I could have given her a really big hug. I love her.
If you want to play head over to Shannon's blog and play.
This week at school has been really easy. There have been a few incidents but that's what happens when you have a bunch of 3 and 4 yr olds. There have been a few storms this week but nothing major, hubby went to the mountains so that means that we had a "girls night" and made pizza. I have to remember to put that on my list of things to make this winter. It was a lot easier than I was thinking it would be.
Sat was the usual time at the Farmer's Market. For some reason she was just not having a good day. Even though we saw friends that we see at school and other places, she didn't want to play with them. She was very clingy, especially for her. After that we went to the store to get our movies and some more cheese. I don't think I had enough. But I ended up giving an acquaintance and her son a ride. I worry about her. She has such a hard time making the connection to what she is suppose to be doing with him. And I don't just mean "first time mom" stuff, I mean her brain is fried. Her upbringing didn't prepare her for what she needs to be doing with a child but that's another post.
Today was Brewery Gulch Days. Usually there are one or two things for the kids to do, even though it's a fundraiser for our Boys and Girls club. But this years was much better. There was a great little carnival with a jumpy castle, there were games, and easy ones at that. Savie came away with a lot of stuff. And again she was clingy. I don't know what is going on with her. Maybe tomorrow will be better since we don't have school and it will be just the two of us.
How was your weekend?
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
oops, my peace and quiet has been taken away. They are both up now, I'll be back later.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
There are a couple of shows that I record, mostly from PBS or TLC, and that's what we watch at night. If she has been up after hubby goes to bed (which is rare) she gets to watch 2 shows and then it;s off to bed. What i do is put on one new one and then one that we have already seen so she won't want to watch it and want to go to bed. The past couple of times that I have done this she has been wanting to go to bed without me.
I know, not the best way to get my daughter to go to bed but her, it works for me, lol.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I remember when I was waiting for my daughter, who is now almost 4, to talk. She was always a babbling little thing, making nosies and 'talking" to herself but I wanted a 'real" word. You know, I wanted to her "momma" or "dada" those were the words I was hoping to hear. I think she was just over a year old.
Now that she is talking, and doing a lot of it, now other people are saying that there is something wrong with the way she talks. Yes she is a little hard to understand sometimes but what kid at this age is completely understandable? I know that if you take the time to listen to her talk, you can understand her. It's just a matter of having the patience to listen. I know that in a couple of years from now I will be asking her to talk to me and then want her to stop talking all together, lol. But for now I am going to enjoy the talks that we have, especially the silly ones.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
What's Your Discipline Style?Logical Legislator
You believe that the punishment ought to fit the crime. Logical consequences teach children that they are responsible for their actions, and that every action evokes a reaction. If your child doesn't do her homework, then TV time will have to be used to complete it. Just make sure you use careful judgment in deciding on logical consequences. Forbidding your child to come home after she misses curfew might seem somehow "logical," but it wouldn't be morally responsible.
Take the quiz: What's Your Discipline Style?
What are you?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
8 Puffs Basic Kleenex @ $1.69 each= $13.42
on sale for $.88 = $7.02 Savings $6.48
CVS toothbrush 1@ 2/$3.00 = $1.50
receipt coupon = $1.50 Savings $1.99
Puffs Kleenex = $2.29
Total amount paid $10.06 amount saved $8.47
Not bad, huh?
So I don't know if I have mention this or not but Savie is learning to spell words. We do it at school and she has really gotten into watching WordWorld. It's a good show, I like it and it works. Well while we were out I wasn't paying a lot of attention to what Savie was doing while she was in the shopping cart. If you've ever seen the show you know about "build a word" well she was sitting in the cart and saying letters but I wasn't listening until I saw what she was doing. It was so cute. I told her she didn't have the right letters to make a "pool" for her puppy so we needed to find them in the store. We found the letters (she picked letters off of clothes hanging on the rack, lol) and "built a word" in the shopping cart. It was so cute I wish I had video of it. But then about 15 minutes later she got me really good. Busted my lip and made me bleed. It went from a great moment to a bad one. Oh well at least the swelling has gone down. So what did you do today?
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
So since I am home and will be able to get on the computer do you know what else I am doing? Going thru my blogreader. I had 122 posts to read this morning and right now I am down to 75. And I have barely posted myself!!!!! Well let me go toe bed so I can be somewhat ok tomorrow.
13 Things I don't like about my rental car
- It's not my car
- It's a car and not an SUV
- It's sits to low to the ground
- I can't see out the back windows or sides for that matter, and there are a lot of blind spots
- It has daytime running lights which is just weird to me
- Savie can open the doors, inside and out
- I way the doors are the passenger door looks open to me
- I have no trunk space
- Halley can't fit in it
- It's not my SUV
- It's black, not a great thing for the desert
- I have to unlock the driver's to unlock the whole car
- It's not my car
Can you tell that I miss my car?
Sunday, August 17, 2008
- Savie waking me up to get her something to drink (even though daddy was in the living room with her)
- Savie falling back to sleep
- Savie coughing on the couch
- The turtle trying to escape down the hall
- taking the turtle swimming
- Savie throwing up on the couch
- Seeing her trying to get comfortable on the couch
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Dis for.......dog, my baby, Halley. Sorry for the graphic pictures.
(yes they are both asleep)
Well that is all I can come up with mainly because it's late and I had forgotten about it, but head over to the new ABC Wedesnday blog and see what other things people have come up with.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Water. Yes I know it's the end of summer and we are all thinking about going back t school but what is working for me right now is water. You know you use it when it gets down ti the bottom of the bottle of soap/shampoo/laundry soap/etc. I don't know why I never used it before but this is common practice at school. The bottle that the kids used it watered down, not a whole lot but enough to make a big bottle of Ivory soap last a long time. So what am I doing at home about it?? I have added a lot of water, not to much, to my hand soap in the bathroom and the kitchen. It's also cut down on how much water we use to wash our hands.
Normally I would add a link to Shannon's blog but WFMW is on vacation and this is just for me.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Last night was our fashion show. I don't think I mentioned it all this week. Deb, the tie dye lady, and a couple of other people were having a fashion show last night to benefit the local animal shelter. It was great. We each had 3 outfits to wear and I think there were 9 of us all together, with 3 of them couples. We had a pretty simple thing to do, walk out show the clothes, then walk down the stairs, walk around the room, and then back up. We had 2 rehearsal where Savie was very clingy and not wanting to walk down the stairs even though it was only us there. I was really hoping that she would be ok for the show and not crabby, but there is also the fact that we did it at 6pm after being in school all day. I made sure she got a nap even though it wasn't as long a nap as I wanted, but she really needed it since the show was at night, 7pm to be exact.
But she did so great. We had her new teddy bear and BeBe with us, I put ribbons in her hair to match her outfits and we had so much fun. She did a great job, she walked out, stood, down the stairs, and around the room. She even used the flash light to show her purse and bracelet off. I can't wait for the pictures. I just wish that hubby had been there to see the whole thing but SAM was there and she liked it. The people that were there, I think there were about 20 of them, said that she did such a great job for her first time and her age.I can't wait for next year. Maybe I should have let her be in the pageant this year, lol.
As soon as I have pictures I will be posting them so please, check back for them ok?
For myself, I am working 3 days a week and still need to sign up for my classes. I have just been so not aware of what is going on that I am behind on this. I have a few things to do now that school is back in session, what about you? When does school start for your kids? Are you ready?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
And I'm not the only one. Savie has been very clingy today. Usually she is ok but today was just hard. I was suppose to have only one kid, N, after noon today but there was a change in plans and I have 2 which made my afternoon a little hard and Savie was just tired. There were a lot of tears this afternoon and I will be very happy when daddy gets here tomorrow. I just might have him come get her from school (after he takes a shower). I can't wait.
Oh and I also needed him to kill the big scorpion that was in the bathroom.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I don't think that a lot people think about the manner in how they say things. Yes in the media we see all manners of things, good and bad, but it is not just that. It's how we see ourselves and how we treat other people. We need to stop for a minute and think about what we are doing, not just on the big scale f things but also on the small scale. How are we treating our neighbors? The older couple that lives 3 door down? the stray cat that shows up every now and then? Have we taught our kids to be nice? To treat people with respect?
Thinking about taking the time in how we treat being, using our manners, this is something that I feel is very important, regardless of the age. My husband, at the age of almost 60, doesn't think at all about trying to get around me without saying "Excuse me"? I tell the kids all the time at school "to use their manners" to say "excuse me" before walking in front of people, reaching in front of people, etc.
It's also about the manner in how you carry yourself. Are you confident? Are you brave? Myself personally I am not. Yes I am confident, that I have raised my daughter to be a good person (but that struggle is only beginning), that my husband loves me, that I will find something fulfilling in my life.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Something I hear a lot of at home and at work.
"Do I have to pick up those toys?" (even though they took them out)
"Do I have to sit at the table to eat?"
Some of my other favorites are
Do I have to wash dishes tonight? Do I have to feed Halley? Do I have to get gas today? Do I have to pay that bill right now?
I wish I had more but that's all I have tonight. My mind is a little off since I have a major storm blowing in right now.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
This has been a good week. Savie and I took Halley in on Monday to see about her drains and stitches. She got all 8 of her drains out then. I know she is feeling better, she was happy about going to the vet's office, lol. (She is such a love of a dog, have I said that already?) Then I took her back on Friday to find out about her stitches and they only took the ones in her butt out and said that she is looking really good, all things considered. She still has her E-collar on and the stitches in her head but that should only be for another week. I am hoping, for her, that everything comes out next week. I am sooo ready for her to get this collar off because she is smacking the heck out of us!!!
Today was the Farmer's Market, as usual. I guess Savie got up a little to early this morning because by the time we were close to being done at the market she was cranky. But we got lots of good stuff at the market. Since hubby will be gone for a couple of days next week. I know that I will need to get some food for him so I was hoping that I could get it at the Market but since he's not leaving until Tuesday I can't get a lot of stuff for him but he did ask for some corn and that's what we got. A dozen, fresh, organic, no pesticides corn. I would take a picture but I have them in the fridge already, lol.
I need to go to the store, I've been putting it off all week, but I need to do it. I have a list of stuff I need to buy. That is my plan for the rest of the day now that little bits is awake. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Well I didn't plan on having a tackle for today but I do. Like I said before I was re-ended while my car was still in the driveway (rolling my eyes). Well I never got around to calling in the claim, I've never had to do one before so I had no idea what was in store for me. I had to call 4 different numbers to finally get thru to make my claim. Since I have never had to do this before I didn't know what was needing of me but is it normal for them to ask you to "verify the age of the driver?" I have never heard that before and thought it was something that they should have but that's ok. Since I was coming home at lunch anyways today I knew I was going to call and get that taken care of and I did. It was one of the longest 16 minutes on the phone. LOL
What about you? What are you tackling?
Normally I am not a big fan of going to the Dr. and try to do as much as possible on my own. I try to go the herbal route whenever possible. But this whole thing with Halley has made me love the Dr. eve if it is a vet, lol.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I thought I was going to take her to school and then spend the morning with Halley but Savie wanted to stay with me so off to town we went. Savie was a trooper. Halley was really good at the vets office and got all of her tubes out but still has her E-collar on. Now she has a regular collar on instead of her harness, I hope that feels better to her, and I spent most of the afternoon at school. I need to go to bed. I am off.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
***GRAPHIC PICTURES AND DETAILS***
The other night there was a big storm and I wanted to get some pictures of it. (I did and they are cool) and then we came back in. After the storm, about 3 hrs later, hubby let Halley out to go potty but didn't close the gate. I walked out a minute or so after her and was looking around. I turned around to say something to hubby thru the window when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. I turned around in time to see Halley lunge for something around the bend of the road. I yelled for her to come back but she didn't and then I saw it. A javelina. I yelled two more times, yelled for hubby, and then yelled again for Halley. Another one came out of the bushes on the other side of the street and I turned to yell again. By the time hubby came running out of the house to help I saw at least 4 of them surrounding Halley. I screamed and ran. Hubby finally got her away from them and I grabbed her by her collar and pulled her inside.
When I pulled her into the house and saw it, it was bad. She had major bites and a big puncture wound in her neck. It took 30 minutes to get the bleeding to stop. I had to go to a friends house to get more gauze. I parked outside my gate because I just wanted to get home. I called to a after hours vet but never got an answer, and then I had to call a vet in Tucson (which is 2 hrs away!!!!) I wasn't getting an answer or help and Halley was not looking good. We finally got he bleeding stopped and I wrapped her neck. That was the good thing, the bad thing. Savie woke up during the fight outside. It's about 9:30p at this point and so now she is awake, scared, and not happy. I can't comfort her because I'm worried about Halley, hubby is working on her to.
I spent the night on the couch next to her bed checking on her. It was a long night. When hubby finally got up the next morning I took a shower and got Savie up for school. I packed a lunch, got her dressed, got myself some coffee and started to wash dishes when.......BANG!!!!!!!!! My neighbor from down the street ran into my car.
Yes that's what I said, ran into the back of my car. I wasn't parked out in the road. Several cars had already driven by my car and didn't hit me. It was just not the way I wanted my day to start. So now not only do I have to take my dog to the vet to get put back together but now I have to take my car in to be looked at.
I got Halley in and they looked at her, gave me an estimate of at least $700. I left her at the vets drove down the street to get my car looked at and that was about $1,700.00 but I still haven't called my insurance company to tell them about it. I figured my dog was a little more important then my car.
In the link the first one is the storm and then pictures of Halley.
Last night Halley was attacked by javelina and then this morning my car was rear ended. I spent all of last night sleeping on the couch, checking on her and trying to get some sleep. I am not in a good place.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Apparently I can't.
I had a couple of errands to run this morning and asked Savie if she wanted to go with me or if she wanted to go to school and I wold come back. She choose school. Fine by me. That means that I can go have a muffin at HDM and read my book before going to the bank. But that was not to be the case. When I got the bank, not my usual branch, after the teller talked me up abut what I needed today she asked me where Savie was (that's one). I told her that she was in school (pre-school) and went across the street tot he coffee shop to get my breakfast (even though I wouldn't be able to read my book now). The lady at the counter asked where my daughter was.
"She's so cute, we haven't seen her in awhile." (that's two)
Since I still needed to go to the bank I went to the one I usually go to. Long story short I got asked4 different times "where's your daughter?"
I guess maybe I can't run around town by myself anymore, lol.
Monday, July 21, 2008
My water bill hasn't gone down that much but it's a start, right? What about you, how are you doing on the challenges so far?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
No not in the X-files kind of way but in the "life after death" kind of way. That would be. I believe there are ghosts/spirits out there and in my house and at the library and the local park ghosts are everywhere. I have no problem with them. For the most part I think they are mis-understood. I think there are plenty of them out there that had great lives, happy ones, and something happened to them.
I remember when I was in junior high or maybe even in elementary school, that a friend and I used an Ouija board to see if there were ghosts in the house that she lived in. Long story short, there was and we saw proof of it in an unsettling way. This is not the kind of ghost that I am happy with. I like the ones that move things around in the house when no one is there. You know, the ones that turn the light on in the bathroom when you know you turned it off, or put the milk back in the fridge when you left it on the counter. These are the kind of ghosts that I like. I acknowledge their presences, say thank you for putting something away for me, that kind of thing.
What about you? Do you believe? Are they out there for you? Watching over you
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The past couple of weeks, well really months, I have been working and most days it's great. The kids are a lot of fun and they are learning things, playing with things, it's an adventure. I have learned a lot about myself and just how much patience I have ( a lot). But everyone needs a break from that right? And Savie needs some "mommy time" where it is just the two of us doing stuff, like it used to be before we started going to school. So for the past couple of weeks we have taken off Wednesdays to go the movies. When we go back to school on Thursday and finish out the week we are both in a little better mindset, having that break from all the kids and noise and stuff. It has helped with my mindset to. Thank goodness when school starts again in a couple of weeks (Aug. 6th to be exact) that I will only be there 3 days a week.
So for the summer that is what is working for me? How about you? What is working for you?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Well I finished my tackle that I started last week. Remember I said I was crocheting a belt? Well I finially finished it but will have to wait until tomorrow to see if it works (and take a picture). Poor baby fell asleep not long after we got home so there was no trying it on her.
What about you? How are you tackling things? Head over to 5 minutes for Mom and see some more.
Monday, July 14, 2008
I don't remember how I found her but I love her stories, they're great. This is by far my favorite post. (Warning, stop drinking/eating before you head over there) Did you read it? Were you laughing? This is why I call her my quirky sister. I have had a few moments, nothing like this yet, but I think I am still due for some. Poke around her place, you will always find something funny. I have to head back over a grab a button from her, she is so much fun. Don't forget to bookmark her.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Rolled over onto the couch and went back to sleep. (Kristen would be so proud)
I tried calling hubby several times because I wanted to know where he was mostly because it was storming pretty good here, lots of thunder, some lightening and then the power went out. Twice. I finally gave up on trying to get any sleep in the living room and moved us to the bedroom in hopes that not only would I get some sleep but it would make it easier for Halley to snuggle up with me (the thunder was scaring her) and Savie to take a nap. It worked. We were in bed for a 20 minutes before she started crying for daddy. But she did go to sleep
But today I was feeling a bit better and after going to the baseball game and taking another nap we went shopping and ended up in the rain.
After this long post I thought I would leave you with a song. Don't forget to turn your sound on.
Oh in case you can't understand her the words are
rain, rain, rain, rain
beautiful rain (repeated 3 times)
oh it's coming down (repeated 3 times)
Friday, July 11, 2008
I love that you can see the clouds/fog rolling in over the mountains. I like that look, it's shots like this that make me wish I had a little better camera to really get shots like this. Don't forget to head over to Tom's blog to see some more shots.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thankfully Savie was asleep and didn't wake up at all but I wanted to call and check on K to make sure she was ok over there and ended up being on the phone for a good 15 minutes with her telling me the same thing she told me 2 hours ago. (I really need to stop calling her) Hubby decided to go to bed (not much else yo can do right?)when she woke up. But thank goodness the power came back on after another 20 minutes and I got to at least put this post up. Guess I will have to do WFMW and WW tomorrow when I have time to upload pictures.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is one that I have been putting off for a long time. Savie is so tall that most of her pants keep falling down. I am consistently telling her to pull her pants up, which I am sure she is sick of her by now. She is already 3 ft tall so most of the 3T clothes that should fit don't because the pants make her look like she is wearing high waters. The first couple of times it was funny to see but after awhile it was just annoying. So my fix for the problem?
Buying a belt.
Or rather make a belt.
I spent most of the day, at school, trying to make a belt, to fit her. It has to be pink (her new favorite color) and of course long enough. I've gotten about 3 rows done and hope to get it finished tonight if I get it done I will post pictures so check back tonight.
What about you? What are you tackling this week?
Monday, July 7, 2008
Now I can't fully understand how she would feel about the puppies dying or getting this sick since I have never had any contact with Parvo until now. And after last summer I really don't know what to make of it, it's a horrible thing. I saw the puppies after they died, I mean I help feed them!!! But she even said it herself some of them were just to young to begin with.
Now here is my problem. I got a call from her on my answering machine saying, as nicely as she could put it, that one of the puppies was sick and that it might be Parvo. He's acting that way, not eating, etc. That the dogs that I petted that smelled really bad might of had it and that is why you never go to a pound/shelter etc and then come to a house where there are puppies under a year. That even though I washed my hands that it might have come into her house on my shoes.
Now here is where I have a problem. Yes, I touched dogs that were really smelly, while I was at the dump. A place I go to at least one a week for recyclables. And have been there at least 6 more times since I ran into those dogs. Who by the way, have not had a bath all year (according to the owners) and walked over 10 miles thru who knows what, over 2 months ago. Now I don't know how long it takes for a dog to show signs of Parvo once it's been exposed but I was under the impression that it was faster that that.
As much as she wants to tell me not to do this or I should give Halley that she doesn't listen when I tell her not to give Savie something. She treats her dogs, all 9 of them, like kids and doesn't want me to spoil them or give them something bad but when I tell her not to give Savie candy/chocolate/pasta salad she ignores it. I don't know what else to say to her.
Friday was a perfect example. Savie is still sick and on antibiotics so I don't want to give her complex food and upset her stomach. We only went to the parade because she asked for it and then I had to go to the store so we stopped at her place to give her some stuff. While there she kept insisting that Savie take home a plate. I told her no, several times, that she is sick and I don't want complex food in her right now. "Oh well give it to hubby, he might like it." Hubby doesn't want anything from her let alone a plate of food that he can't chew. It's sitting in my fridge and will get tossed out. Even after that she came outside and gave her a chocolate bar.
So let's have a recap. I may be responsible for a puppy being sick but it's ok to ignore what I saw about giving my daughter stuff.