Thursday, January 31, 2008

Good Guesses

Okay, I had two people guess what the number meant and both women made very good guesses.Thank you so much....
  However, they were not correct... I will give you another clue...
42 (x 2)

They are all numbers related to my Friday activities.....
Something I do every Friday......
Also, these numbers are MINIMUMS.........

Friday, January 25, 2008


What do you think is the significance of this number in my house on Fridays?????  Any guesses??????  There might be a prize in it for the winner.......

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Try it out...

One of the mom blogs I read did this so I am going to try it out:
Let me know if you do it and I will check it out as well...

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss was...30 minutes ago putting the kiddos to bed
2. I'm listening to .....Love Song (my itunes mix)
3. I talk... quite often
4. I husband and the amazing children he helped me create
5. My best friends are.. Chad, Barrett, Logan, Cooper, Parker, and my family who didn't pick me but love me anyway
6. My car is...a very dirty but extremely well loved blue minivan
7. My lovely life...feels very complete
8. I hate it when people ask...if I have  my hands full with my children OR if I planned all of them
9.  Love is...amazingly wonderful and can be extremely hard
10. Marriage is...(see Love is above)
11.  Somewhere someone is thinking... WOW this concrete is cool!
12. I'm need of an extra hand
13. My cellphone is.. red and used A LOT
14.  When I wake in the am....I always hear at least one child awake
15.   When I go to bed at night... I kiss my husband and tell him I love him
16.  Right now I am thinking about... Chad and Parker, hoping they both sleep through the night
17.  Babies are.. soft and yummy smelling
18.  I get on My Space...what is My Space????
19.  Today I... had my mother's intuition validated yet again
20.  Tonight I will...HOPEFULLLY sleep all night
21.  Tomorrow I will...pick up Chad, YEAH!!!!
22.  I really want to be... a good wife, mother, and role model to my family
23.  Someone who will do this on their blog....??????????????????

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Why is it so?

I always seem to come up with wonderful posts while I am in bed late ate night.  The words and ideas flow like the water when my children brush their teeth but when I make it down to the computer and have five minutes to type, I draw a blank, as blank as the stare I get from my children when I ask them if they have cleaned up their rooms or put their laundry away.   I guess if I were really dedicated, I would hop out of bed and scoot right down and jot the ideas down, no matter the time.   NNNNAAAAAHHHH, I am not THAT dedicated.  SO until my feeble brain can remember ideas longer than the 3.7 seconds of alert time in bed, you are stuck with what you got!  Sorry, ladies......
Totally off the subject, Chad called the children something the other day which made me laugh out loud!  He is always calling himself a cracker and he called Parker Ritz Bits, you know... miniature cracker??? To funny!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I Have a DREAM...

I Have a dream, that all children, little and big, no matter what the color of their skin shall attend school EVERYDAY!  No more days off, long weekends, and teacher workdays.  Let's agree to educate these children and keep them in the public school system instead of in our homes....for long weekends, on very cold days, where they can not go outside but are confined inside the house and destined to drive their mother MAD!!!  Whatever happened to the discussion of year round schooling???
Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!!!!!!  Hang in there, school is back in session tomorrow!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

2 down....2 to go.....Barrett came down with the stomach bug last night so I guess it has about a 3 day incubation period.  I guess I am looking at someone getting sick Saturday and then Tuesday and hopefully we will be down. That is of course if Daddy and I do not get it.... WHo knows?  We might be sequestered to home for longing than I had hoped.  I guess Karma did not want me to go to the gym this week.  I have been so good for 2 whole weeks....Maybe I can get there there next week!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Is it a sign?

I was wondering to those of you who have older girls, is it a bad sign that my five year old daughter is already rolling her eyes at me when I make a corny joke?   I don't think that this bodes well for my daughter thinking I am cool much longer.  Oh well, at least i have 3 others that hopefully I can fool. 
Had a great morning today and things are looking up for my sanity!  Sometimes, we just need to vent and feel better...........

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Better Day

Well this week looks to be a better week, at least that is what I thought until Parker decided to come don with the stomach bug yesterday and did not sleep a wink last night.  Anyway, we did all take a nap and I am looking forward to an early bedtime tonight.  He is feeling much better, now I am simply holding my breath that it doe snot travel through the other 5 of us.  Keep your fingers crossed PLEASE!!!!!
But, starting tomorrow, it WILL BE A BETTER WEEK!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I am having a problem

Okay, I am having a problem and need some help.  I am not sure if anyone out there CAN help but I would love it if you TRIED...
I am tired and overwhelmed and the children are DRIVING ME NUTS!!!  I hate saying that.  I know I have so many wonderful things to be grateful and happy for and the four little ones (5 counting my husband) are the top five things but still, THEY ARE DRIVNG ME CRAZY!
I feel like I wake up and immediately have to start refereeing, cleaning, cooking, driving, organizing, cleaning (yes AGAIN), entertaining, and that is all before 9am. I have tried getting up earlier, but then they do too and the day is even longer. 
What am I going to do when these guys get older and they have even more on their plate?   If I can not handle it now, what am I going to do when it gets harder?  
I found myself so jealous of my husband who gets to go to work.  I know he works very hard and I am not trying to downplay what he does each day BUT he gets to leave, take a deep breath and break, and then come home with a better attitude (and a hot meal waiting for him)..... where is my time?  There seems to be no time for me to call a time out and I am quickly getting more and more frustrated with the kids, raising my voice more, when one of my resolutions was to be more patient.  How do I be more patient when THEY ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY!  Someone once told me that being a mother is like being pecked to death by a bunch of ducklings.... sounds about right but there is no end to the pecking..... PECK PECK PECK PECK PECK PECK...can't they find someone else with some breadcrumbs??????

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Well, now that almost a week has gone by of the New Year it is about time for me to sit down and ponder what I want to try and accomplish this year.  I like to give myself a few extra days to do this so they are not disillusioned by the holiday break.  Also, it is one of the first few moments that things have been quiet so I could put down some thoughts.  Here goes....
1.  Be more patient with my children, not raise my voice as much andfind  alternative ways to redirect them into doing what I want/need them to do
2.  Cut off the outside world when Cooper asks me to play with her during quiet time and spend those moments with her
3.  Create one on one time with each of the children on a more scheduled basis with both their father and me
4.  Get to the gym at least 3 times a week.
5.  Say NO more and not overschedule our lives.
6.  Pay more attention to Politics so I can make an educated decision come next November
7.  Talk and play more and watch TV less
There are probably a lot more but I think that is a pretty good start.  Let me hear some of your resolutions....

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

Okay, so now that school is back in session I should be able to get back to posting more regularly.  That is my hope anyway.....  Things have settled down here and everyone is back into the routine.  I did love having everyone home but I sure do love sending everyone, (including Chad) back to work and have the opportunity to set my life straight again.  I hope everyone ele out there had a great holiday and is getting back into the routine.  I would love to hear from you...