Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving is such an interesting time at our house.  This year we had a whole day of eating and visiting family.  The next day Tim left for his Uncle's ranch to get a deer for us.  He spent the whole weekend and got back Sunday afternoon.  He was then off on Monday so that we could do our running around, such as taking the meat to the processor.  During all this I was able to order my Christmas present.  My Motorola Xoom, which I am waiting, rather unpatiently, for.  So here we are on Tuesday again.  The kiddos went off to Mother's Day Out, Tim is back at work, and I am twiddling my thumbs.  lol!  I have to take a moment to say thank  you to the FBCLC Mother's Day Out crew.  I love my kids but once a week it is so nice to sit in my car, while eating my breakfast and listing to MY music and not hear, "Dallas took my toy", "I spilled my drink", or "I don't like this!".  LOL!!  I am so thankful for y'all, my family, and my friends!  I am so very blessed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Not so good at doing anything more than about twice.

Okay, so I have proved the above statement time and again. Does that mean I won't have another kid? lol

I wonder often if there are other people like myself out there. I have never met anyone like me.

I would love to teach myself to be dedicated to something. I have always had a problem with getting done what I am supposed to do. I take care of my kids, but I can't remember to take my medicine (daily vitamin or otherwise). I have to rely on my phone (when I remember to put information in it) or other people to remind me of my obligations. I can make myself get up and exercise a couple of days and then I loose interest. I can go on a cleaning spree for a few days and then it quickly gets out of hand again. I know that all these things are irresponsible and it isn't something I like about myself, and yet here I am at 26 years old and it is still a problem. I can remember getting in trouble all through school for knowing I had homework and yet not remembering to bring my book home that I needed to do that homework. How do I change this aspect when changing it requires the very thing that I don't have and am trying to change?

Of course then I can think about it for a minute and think, prayer, duh! I know the answer. I know that is the only way it will change. And yet I can't make myself get up early enough for daily quiet time for more than a week and I can't remember to say my prayers half the time before I fall asleep. I don't get up early enough for church most weeks and THAT is not just hurting me but my kids and my husband as well. I can manage Life Group on Thursdays so far. : ) I am so thankful that I at least have that.

Wow. It amazes me what comes out of my head when I let it. I am typically a very happy go lucky person but with all that weighing on my mind no wonder I have been a little melancholy lately.

So here I go to try a little harder this week to get myself straightened out. I have to go take my son his lunch first though because I ran out of the house without it this morning. : / yeesh.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dallas' birthday went very well. Here is the cupcake cake. I got a recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes from Martha Stewart, but in my opinion I should have kept looking. My mom asked if I would ever learn to not try new recipes for parties/get togethers. I told her I guess not lol! But dallas ate his so I suppose it was fine.

Well, here we are half a week later and both the boys are sick. Colton is doing breathing treatments every 3 hours and he is a sad little sight. The coughing is worse though. Dallas' fever isn't as high today which is awesome. He is feeling a little better.

Until next time.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wow. I can't bleieve it has been so long. The holidays and my birthday really threw me off. My monkey's birthday is coming up next. I have decided to make a monkey face cupcake cake. I have been looking at recipes and think I will go with Martha Stewarts recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes. The only thing I am not sure about is the frosting. 7 minute or cream cheese? For those of you that don't know the difference I will tell you so you can help me decide. 7 minute is a rich egg based cooked icing. It is light as a feather and feels like velvet on your tongue. The cream cheese is thick and creamy with that slightly tart cream cheese flavor coming out amidst the sugar. I am so excited to try this! I made a couple of resolutions this year. The first is your typical loose weight hooplah. I hope to actually accomplish it though. I have some really fun options for going at it, like my zumba game on xbox 360. The second is to read more books than I did in the past year. I read 44 last year as best I can tell so this year 52 is my goal. One per week. I would love to read some substantial books such as the ones on the list that my cousin sent me. It included Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby. However, ten pages into Wuthering Heights and I am not sure I wont go back to my fluff. Bah. Oh well. Books are books and I will reach my goal!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thoughts for a weekend

*Steps up on soapbox*

I like food.  I know food.  I know what marjoram, Rosemary, thyme, and basil looks like, tastes like, and what you can use it for.  I will eat hummus, haggis, and horseradish.  However, I can also admit that sometimes a box of good old Kraft dinner is good.  A big warm bowl of squishy all white processed flour carb loaded noodles covered in butter, milk, and powdered orange "cheese".  Why is it that just because a person can cook a gourmet meal means that all of the sudden they can't still enjoy the simple things in life?

*Steps off soapbox*

Well, Tim and I had an interesting experience this afternoon trying to transfer a file from his mom's computer to his droid.  It probably would have gone a little more smoothly had I known a little bit more about computers.  For some reason he trusted me to attempt this feat all by myself so I plugged the thing in using the USB cable and off I went.  After about fifteen minutes I came and sat down beside him and we looked at it together.  Now at this point he assumed I had tried everything as far as just copying and pasting the file.  So we followed our attempts with blue tooth and email, neither of which worked for whatever reason.  Now he took the computer and started looking.  All of the sudden he picks up the laptop and looks it over top to bottom and front to back.  He sets it back down and sighs.  Apparently when the thing says drive D it isn't the removable cd drive over in the drawer of the hutch.  Apparently it calls anything plugged into the USB port "removable drive D".  Go figure.  *grins*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First time

I imagine that almost every blog starts out similar to this.  It's my first time blah blah blah.  Well, I can't promise that I will do this regularly but I will attempt two to three times a week.  Anyone who does this often and would like to give pointers it would be greatly appreciated.  I suppose I should start by giving a little information about myself and why I decided to do this. 

My aspirations in life are eclectic at best.  First and formost I want to be a great mom to my two kiddos.  I love them more than life.  I would like to be a good wife also.  There are several things I would like to do including learning to weld, become a cosmotologist, and become a chef.  I am the worlds worst, and my sister and cousin can attest to this, about reading a book and liking one of the characters so well that I want to do what they do.  When I was young I wanted to be Harriet the spy.  lol!!

I am a food fanatic.  I would enjoy taking a trip just to sample all the different foods of the region.  Then I would want to come home and try to recreate them all!  Some of my posts will probably include my forays into baking and cooking.  Those will most likely be the most humerous.  ; )

My kind of people, believe it or not, tend to be the tattooed and peirced.  I have pink hair, although with two kids and not a lot of extra funds to go have it done it tends to get peachy in between times that I get to color it at home.  I don't personally have as many peircings as I would like to or as I used to.  I have an industrial in my right ear but miss my tongue and lip rings dearly.  I had to take them out to get a job last year because you gotta do what you gotta do.  I also have two tattoos and cant wait to get my third.  The first, when I was 17, is a fairy on my left shoulder.  If any of you know who Amy Brown is, its one of hers.  The second is on my lower back, my "tramp stamp".  It's two crossed revolvers with flames in the background, a symbol in the middle, and two stars on either side.  I want a treble clef and staff running from the top of my foot and wrapping up my leg to my knee then exploding the notes out over the side of my leg next. 

I decided to do this because I enjoy reading other people's blogs and thought, "Hey, I could do that too."  This of course goes back to the fact that I usually think I can do anything anyone else can and it eats me up until I at least attempt it.  I think the words my family heard me utter the most growing up started out when I was very little like this, "I do it!"

So I have come to the end.  I hope ya'll enjoy reading this!