Thursday, January 31, 2008

2 Days

in a row. (doing a little happy dance) I got out of the house at 9:30 this morning, that's right I said 9:30. Let's see if we can continue and make it 3 days, lol.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am a thief

but not in a bad way. Let me back up and start at the beginning.

I don't really know what I am doing online. I love to play around and see what's going on. Reading other people's blogs, seeing what they have on their pages, layout, etc. Every now and then I see something that I like and think "that would look kinda cool on my page" and I steal it. I click on whatever they have on their page and make it my own. I am such a bad mommy. What kind of example am I setting for Savie? (hanging my head in shame)

And since I bounce around a lot and come across other mommies that I like to read, I never seem to save them to my blog but to my toolbar. I really should move some of them over, like Claudia who lives in Canada, Anna's site espically with her crocheting and stuff, Mom's Happy Handful with her six kids, and also her sister. There's new mommies I've found like Queeny, crazysoccermom, and Dawn. I've read their blogs for the past week or so and have them saved but haven't added them to my blog I should and quit being sneaky about the whole thing right? Ok so sometime this week I will have to start moving them from my toolbar to my blog and quit being a thief, lol.

Yeah I did it!!!!!!!!

I made it out of the house on time this morning..............barely. It wasn't a pretty leaving the house but it worked, we got out of the house and only got to where we needed to be about 5 minutes late, which isn't bad at all. I was really trying to get out since it was horse day and all. But I'll talk about that some more in the next post.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Things have to change

they really do.

Usually I am really good about getting us out of the house and to where we need to be but the past couple of weeks. I just can't do it. We haven't gotten out of the house before 10am all week and today was library day. Actually since it's the end of the month today was our tea party.It's something the librarians do for the kids, it's so much fun. They have a little tea set and saucers, with milk and sugar, sandwiches or some other kind of snack. It's just so cute I'll have to post some pictures next month. But back to what I was talking about, getting out of the house on time.

Story hour is at 10:30 and I would like to be in the car and on our way by 10. That way we have time to play and relax before story time. Today we didn't even get in the car until 10:15am and then I got to thinking that if we rush (a bad thing to do) and get there we'll have to leave early anyways since she has a Dr. appt. at 11:30 so why rush across town just to have to rush back? Turning the car around we came home, not going to the library at all. Back home I unloaded and threw another load of clothes in the washer and tried to figure out what we could do for the next 45 min before our appt. Let's just walk down, mommy needs a good hike anyways. So a harness on Halley, jackets on us (even though it was a nice 59 today) and walked down to the Dr. office. It's only a 15 minute walk but you know what happens when you walk with a toddler? A 15 min. walk turns into a 45 min. walk. But we did it and then after our appt we walked over to K's house and then I walked back to my house to get my car and then drove back over to get Savie. We only stayed a few minutes because K was living to and we needed to come home to have lunch, by the time I got back to her house it was almost 1:30p!!!!!!! At least we did something today and I got a good walk in, lol. Hopefully tomorrow will be better since we are going out to the horse's again.

5 Minutes For Mom

I know I posted this before but they've changed so much in the past year, grown and everything, that they've had to re-tool their blog listing. My interview should be listed in a day or two but check them out, they have a lot of cool stuff on there.

50 Book Challenge

Well I finally did it. I finished a book. That's right a book. From the way things go I might not get a full 50 book read this year but we will see. I finally finished reading "For the Love of Money" by Omar Tyree. It's the sequel to Flyy Girl and that was a good book but for some reason this was just slow to read. I'm hoping that my next one, The Cursed by L A Banks, will go by faster. I love her books.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Take two

Ok I don't know if I mentioned this in my post about new years or resolutions but I am going to try and keep a weekly menu plan. And, drum roll please.......I've done it for one week. YEAH!!!!!!!! But the big question is can we do this for two weeks in a row. I am trying to plan for this coming week right now so if anyone has any suggestions for websites that could help in planning that would be great.

Friday, January 25, 2008

It's offical

I have tried to deny it for a long time now, and even after Savie was born I knew that I would have to stop doing this but I can't, I just can't stop myself. I am no a morning person and can not get out of the house before 11am. There I've said (well wrote it, same thing) and now I can move on and do something about it.

Today is Friday and I should be at the park right now but instead I am on the computer, in my pj's and haven't even made anything for breakfast. Savie is eating dry cereal because I didn't feel like putting milk on it (plus she has a bad cough and a runny nose so no more milk than necessary). I guess we really should get up and get dressed but after all the running around we did yesterday I really don't feel up to it. What did we do yesterday you ask that would make me feel so tired today, even after a good nights sleep? Well let me tell you....

Got a wake up call around 7 from another mother calling to see if we wanted to meet at her place or if I wanted her to drop L off at my place. I completely forgot that I promised to watch L for her while she had a Dr. appt. So now I have to jump out of bed and get Savie out and dressed so we can leave the house in 45 min. Did I mention that we don't really do morning's in my house? But we were only 5 minutes late, which isn't really a good thing since the place is only 5 minutes from my house!! LOL.
After playing with L she took us to breakfast to say thank you to me, which wasn't really necessary since I would do it for anyone and I would like to think that they would return the favor but anyways. By now it's 10 and I really want to get on the road for Tucson, it's a 2 hr drive to Tucson and I just want to go. But I'm not going alone, I have to wait for my friend.
Yeah the same one that has all the animals, so I know it will be awhile because she has to feed the lambs, get the hairless set, etc, etc. But I called her when I was getting dressed so she knew where I stood time-wise. Called when we left breakfast and told her that I still needed to come back to the house but I was almost ready to go. I'm not going to get into it but we didn't leave here until 1:30pm!!!!! That's right for all that time, the whole 3 1/2 hrs we were at her house trying to get her ready. It was not what I wanted.

But we finally left, around 1:30pm!!!!!!!!! We should have been in Tucson already not just leaving but that's another matter. Savie fell asleep on the way up there which is a good thing since it's a 2 hr drive and she wasn't going to get nap in. We got there and did the shopping I went there to do and spent way more than I had planned. I didn't think there would have been that much left in the store but there was. I spent close to $100 on books in that store (stupid store closing sale, lol) and then let Savie play in the play area that was in the mall before making the 2 hr drive back.

And just so you know how tired I am today, I started writing this this morning and now it's 10p and I'm finally finishing, lol. Oh well off to bed I go,

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

101 post

Wow what a thing to post for my 100 post, not what I was hoping for but oh well i guess it will do, lol

She doesn't get it

not even a little bit. K doesn't have kids of her own, how could she you read the last post about the animals so where would a kid be in all that??? But I'm getting off topic. I take S over to her house mainly because the walk there and back is good exercise and she has plenty of space outside for her to play in. But that's it. I would never go to dinner and leave her with her for a couple of hours that is just out of the question. Especially after yesterday.

A couple of days ago we went to Walmart and she bought a bunch of stuff for S to use at her house, glue, paper, stuff like that. Well when I left they were playing outside. It was a little windy but not as bad as at my house since i leave right at the base of a mt. Fine, everything is fine, so I walk all the way home and get the car and come back for her. I called to tell her that i was on the way so they can clean up whatever they were playing with, you give her a warning. Well I get there and they are coloring and gluing pom poms to paper, it was all very cute.......until i saw that there was a heart drawn on her pants.. IN GLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes that's what I said, in glue. And then something was drawn on her back pocket to. I was trying really hard not to get upset but just because it says it's washable does not mean that you can put tit on anything. I left, with S, and did what I needed to do came home and washed her pants, twice. When I talked to her later online, she asked me about ti and I told her that it finally came out. She got upset because "it says it's washable, that's just like a bait and switch. I'm going to write them a letter and tell them they can't mislabeled and mislead people like that".

me "No K, it's not meant for fabric, and it is washable.... from your hands"

K "Well that's just wrong, they shouldn't do that"

K "the girls and I used body paints on our clothes and skin but, it washed out easily..."

me "because body paint is meant to wash off of just about anything, not the same for glue or crayons"

K "WELL.... they should NOT say washable then!"

I could go on wit the conversation but I think you get the point. How many different ways can I say not to do that? I finally just told her not to do it. It's meant for paper, pom poms and stuff like that. Maybe it's just me but that is just stupid on her part. Kid or not, if I was watching someone else child and they got something on their pants be it crayon, glue, stickers, whatever, I would try to take it off not get made at the company that made it because it didn't wash out.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr

Ok I've been a little lax in days and didn't even realize that MLK day was on Monday. I can't believe that it's almost the end of the month already. Our library here has started doing an art class on Sat afternoons and we've been going. It's only been 2 weeks but so far it's been really fun. (just another day for me to spend at the library right?, lol) Well anyways, in an effort to get us caught up we did 2 projects today, a sugar and sand art project and then something for MLK day. Well the first project was easy. Glue and colored sand on paper, how can you go wrong? lol. Then it was time for the second project.

The lady asked how old the kids were and if they knew who made the line "I have a dream" famous, or rather who spoke those words. Well let me give you a little background about the other kids in the this class. There is Savie and myself, another mom who has a 4yr old and a 3yr old, and then a lady visiting from Alaska with a 9-10yr old. The old girl is the only one in the class that is not half black. So back to the teacher.

She was going off talking about how he was a great man and that we should watch programs about him this weekend, etc. I am all for that and have nothing against anything she said, it is after all a part of black history. Then she proceeded to tell us that "even a 3yr old should be able to understand what is going on". Then, continuing to look at myself and my daughter, she wants to know if she knows who he is and what he stood for. Am I wrong in thinking that at 3 she has no idea what is going on? That she is more interested in coloring and painting? So I got over that. The whole point of the project we were suppose to make was "who inspires you to be a better person, what are your dreams, what do you want to be when you grow up".

Ok that's fine for the older girl but how would a 4yr old know the answer to that? Am I wrong in thinking that? Have I lost my mind? I was a little put off by the fact that she was trying to tell me what I should be teaching my child. I know what she needs to know about black history, about the people who gave their lives so that I, as a african american woman, can go where I want, do what I want, and live where I want. I know this, there is no need to tell me that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I feel a little better now. Sorry for the speech but I have been thinking about this all day.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Can you say "yea haw?"

We, the other mommies that we spend time with, try to get together every Wednesday and do some kind of outing with the kids. Today's outing was to go to a horse ranch just outside of town. We have driven by every almost every week when we go to Douglas, so it's not a totally new place for us. It was so much fun. I am so glad that J suggested it. There was a horse there with blue eyes!! I've never seen a horse with blue eyes. I think the lady said that they were Appaloosa's ? I don't remember and I didn't get a lot of their pictures I got more of the kids playing in the carriages they had around the place than anything. The horse's are a mix, Appaloosa's and Arabians. Horse's look so different when they have their winter coats on, lol. She also has burro's but I think they are minis, they have short legs and really big heads, they look kinda silly. Here's pictures of the kids playing and the animals. I'm kinda looking forward to Friday now, I think we are trying go to the pool (indoor).

Monday, January 14, 2008

Fast Food

Now I'm not saying that I don't eat fast food, I would be lying if I said I didn't but this is getting old. The whole " whopper freakout"?? It's getting old. Are really that hung up on getting a whopper that we are going to ask "for the manager to come to the window" as one woman said during one of the commericals. I mean c'om. So you can't get a whopper, go home and make a sandwich, have some leftovers, get something from the grocery store. But I have to wonder, how many people just took what they got, in the ones where they gave out Big Mac's instead of whoppers, and were happy? I think a lot of people just got their food and left or ate it. Get over it people.

Today was to cold to do much of anything outside, well not really but it was really windy. I think that we had wind gust that were 15-25 mph today so makes it kinda hard to enjoy the sun that we got. I'm hoping that tomorrow is not more of the same but we are in kinda of a wind tunnel so who knows. Tomorrow is library day so will be out for the morning and then back in the afternoon, I may end up making banana bread to keep the front of the house warm since this house is drafty. It's one of the things I can't stand about this house and I can't wait to leave but that's another post, lol. Well off to watch some movies, eat some popcorn and work on my niece's blanket.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

5 Minutes for Mom

I miss being on the web. Last year I signed up with 5 minutes for Mom and when I was able to post about them I did. They are a great bunch of woman who support and joke and hang out together. I love it. Check it out.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Meanest mom on the Planet

So I was on another blog and I came across this link on her sidebar and went to it. I had to laugh because after reading the story about the "meanest mom on the planet" to myself I had to kinda agree with what she did. It's a little more than I would have done but hey everyone is different. I read the story to my husband and you know what he was stuck on??? The price of the car!!!!!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, the fact that they, well the mom, was going to sell the car for $3,700. Not the fact that there was booze in the car, that it was hiding under the seat or that 'a friend' left it behind. I have to laugh at that. It took about 5 minutes for me to get over that one.

Today was park day. We did the usual park thing and then went for hot dogs. Usually we don't go because we end up doing something for my friend and end up missing things. It was a lot of fun though. We need to it more often.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Goals pt2

I forgot to mention this in my goals, I will lose weight this year. Not because of a diet or fasting or anything like that, I will be more mobile this year.
-I will ride my bike
-I will take my dog for a walk more often (she's starting to gain weight to)
-I will get a smaller size bra (trust me I need it)

These are all things that will happen, not only because I need to lose the weight but because I want to feel better. Playing a round of ring-a-round-the-rosie with Savie leaves me winded, walking up a flight of stairs leaves me winded. I should not feel that way, I am to young for that. Well maybe not that but I am not ready for that to be my reality. I want to lose the weight.It's not a matter of being a size smaller but being a healthier weight and being able to do things without having to stop because I'm tired and winded. I thought that working would help with that but I only ended up putting on weight instead of losing it (all those late night trips thru the drive-thru is what did it to me). But this time next year I will weigh less.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

what a day

Today was a great day. We were suppose to go hiking today with some of the other moms but it fell apart so Savie and I went by ourselves. It was a good day for it. I know the place, we tried it last year with a friend last year but we only made it about 5 minutes, lol.

It's at the pass here in town, which is nice since I brought our dog along with us. She had been left out for so long, not going on walks, being locked in the house because it's cold. So off we went on a good hike.

We had a late start, didn't leave the house until about 10:30 and still needed to gas up (not a good thing to drive to the top of a mountain when your 'check gauge' light is on, lol). Halley was every happy to be in the car to the point that she almost fell out, lol. We got to the spot and Savie kept asking me 'where are we going?" It was to cute, even though I had told her several times that we are going for a hike (we can't say walk around Halley, she knows the word and goes crazy). Out of the car we go, oops wait a minute forgot the camera, gotta take pictures of the sites and scenery. So we set out again, this time with camera in tow. Halley was her usual happy self when we are out, Savie was more interested in picking up sticks then looking around. We walked down the trail for about 30 min before we walked back to the car. Got some great shots of her climbing a mountain and sitting next to a small tree and then in a tunnel we found. I will have to post them later. I am to tired to go out to the car and get the camera.

I needed the walk. I need to lose the weight that I've gain over the past 2 years from doing nothing. Savie and I are going to be doing this more often, at least until it gets to cold for it. But I think that the worst of our winter is over since today was a nice 60 degree's with no wind. I'm hoping that maybe even try again this weekend. Let's hope.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What a friend

Yes I am going to brag about myself. I have a friend, who started out as a co-worker, that uses me a lot. Not necessarily in a bad way all of the time but one of those friends where when you get home at the end of the day after being with them or dealing with them you are just tired. Now not just physically tired but emotionally and mentally tired. Yesterday I promised to come over and feed the two baby lambs that she rescued from her mother's ranch outside of town (don't ask that's a whole different post) and she said that I could use her washer/dryer since I only have a washer and it was raining here yesterday. So no big deal, feed 2 baby lambs their bottles, wash clothes, let Savie play on the play set outside, easy right?

No such luck. Her washer/dryer situation is bad. It's in another room that is barely big enough to fit the 2 of them in there. I mean they are right there, you can't even really walk in the room because to open the dryer door it pushes you out. It gets a little old and makes my back hurt, I don't know how she does it.

****edited to add more****
So today, the 13th, we went to Tombstone to buy trigger locks for the gun that hubby has because we need them. So it';s a great family day, nice and warm and sunny, we are enjoying ourselves. We've just gotten there, are walking around watching the street fight they have every hour (gotta love Tombstone) when my phone goes off. It's her!!!! I hung up the phone and she calls back!!!! So I finally turn my off off and went on with the rest of our family day.

When we left to come back home I turn my phone back on and she left a message asking me to come get her from her parents ranch, 30 min outside of town!!!!!! how can I say no when I listen to the rest of her story. What a friend I am.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I have finally made up my mind, and I think my mother would be happy. I am going back to school. I may have said this before but I am really going to go thru with it this time. I went the the junior college here and got the books so I can plan for next semester, not the winter semester but the spring/summer one. That way I have time to plan for Savie, find grants/financial aid (if I qualify), and look for a house. I figure that by the time we move, he stops working long enough to get his contractors license things should be settled down enough for me to go to school. Especially since I plan on doing online classes and Savie won't be in school just yet. I'm hoping that by the time I put her in day care/prechool I will be ready for 2-3 classes and not stressing to much, lol.

Which brings up another subject, putting Savie in daycare. I don't see the point since I am not working and we spend time out with other kids. I mean, why waste the money that we don't really have, on putting her in school now when I am not doing anything else during the day? I mean if I was working, or in school, then yeah I will put her in school but for now there's no need. And it's not like we don't spend time with other kids and are not social, we are. We have a pretty wide schedule where we do do certain things on certain day, ie story hour or going to the park, but we are active. Everyday is something, even if we just have to go wash clothes we are out doing something. Well it's way past the little one's bedtime so I guess I better go put her to bed, lo. Have a great night ladies.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Well it's Friday here again and we did the usual, playtime at the park. But for the past couple of weeks we have missed it or have been out of town so we haven't been. It was so nice to see everyone, both old and usual (if that's the right phrase) again. Usually after Tues we don't really see a lot of other people because we don't go over to Douglas for their story hour we stay here and do bi-lingual story hour. I have so many pictures that I would love to put together for a scrapbook that I think the other mothers would like to see. It's nothing fancy, just pictures I've taken at the park and the library and other event/things that we have done as a group but to see the changes in the kids would be nice. It was only after looking at some of the pictures that I can really see the changes in Savie. Besides it's something nice to do for someone other than me, lol.

Today started out pretty good. Finally put the new down comforter on the bed so we won't be freezing anymore and had a very warm night last night. Slept in and then got dressed and eat a little something for breakfast. Savie was her usual cranky, wanting to watching TV self (we are going to have to put a stop to that soon, very soon, but we made it out the door at a reasonable hour. I tried to drop stuff for hubby but he wasn't where I thought he was going to be so I have his phone and am looking all over for him. Played at the park for a good amount of time, hoping in the back of my mind that she will take a nap so i can think after 5 minutes lol. Then came over to feed a lamb and dry some clothes but I ave yet to eat. I really want to get home and work on my nieces blanket, eat my own lunch and just relax. I don't think that's asking a whole lot you know. But that's what I get for being a friend to this one person. I am getting myself into her stuff, it's great and everything when I can do that I like, like go to the ranch, feed some animals, have a 2 opinion when I go shopping, but it wears then when I can't get a word in edgewise.

Like the other day when I was trying to tell her a story about the trip I just took. Somehow things managed to work their way around to being about her......again. Not that she hasn't had a hard time in life, but when we're talking about how hard it is to find time to do something for me without Savie how does that translate to her not having car?? Maybe I'm missing something but somehow everything that I bring up works it's way back to her and her problems.

Well maybe I can eat my lunch now that the lamb has calmed down and she is eating. Let's hope for good things, right?!?

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!! Just a view from the pass near our house. I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year eve's I spent my night watching movie's, eating popcorn, and having a glass of wine.