Friday, June 27, 2008

CSI: Rodent Edition

Am I just the biggest wimp on the face the earth.  Why you ask?  I couldn't tell you if you didn't ask.  My 7 year came inside after following the cat this morning to tell me there was something dead in the back yard.  

DEAD????!!??  UGH, I really didn't want to hear this come out of my kids mouth - especially when Daddy is not home.

So I cautiously walked outside to where the child was pointing, and there less than a foot a way from the play set was I'm sure was the biggest rat in the universe dead in the grass.  EEEWWWW!!!  After doing some deep breathing exercises I mobilized the troops (that would be the two children) and went to work.  I walked into the garage and grabbed the shovel.  E went and got the bag of corn shucks from the back porch and H well, he informed me the rats head was cracked open.  ***Little vomit in the back of my throat to enjoy***  I picked up the rat with the shovel, dumped him in the bag and off we went to the trash can.  E carried the bag as far at the back gate - WAY TO GO E!!!!- and then I went in for the kill and dumped it in the trash can.


I feeling the need for an emergency session with my therapist, but decided to save the money and blog about it instead.  I am still a little shaky, but I think I might survive.  My three cats may never be allowed inside again as I'm not sure who to blame for this and I don't want dead rat germs to come near my body in the form of a cat kiss.  YUCK!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dear Stupid Driver:

Thank you stupid ass mother f*cker who hit my car and drove off.  I really appreciate that I now have to repair a car that you hit with money I don't have.  Thank you and kindly wait for the karmic retribution that will surely come your way.  One that I will be praying that you see soon and is extremely harsh.

Where did this come from?

To prove that I am complete insane and 100% too hyper for my own good.  This is what I completed before lunch today.  

  1. A complete clean out of my childrens' room.
  2. A complete re-design of my childrens' room.
  3. Sweeping & Polishing hardwood floors, baseboard & window seals in kids room.
  4. Organizing their closet.
  5. Completed reading a book. 
  6. Made my bed. (It makes my list look longer)
I should rest, but I think I'll clean something else out while I'm on a roll.  

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hello, can I get a timeout?

I'm having one of those days where nothing goes right. NOTHING. I woke up with a headache, probably due to one glass of wine too many last night. I forgot to get Hunter his breakfast when he asked me. Instead I got it 10 minutes later and he wasn't happy about that. The cat wouldn't move from my side last night - including sleeping on my pillow (there was then no room for my head on the pillow).

I'm at work and nothing seems to be going the way it is suppose to.  I want to run away, heck I want to take a nap. And to top it all off, instead of going home and getting comfortable I get to go to a giant family dinner. Don't get me wrong, I will enjoy everyone there. But it will probably 15+ people. Do you know how long it takes to get 15+ people served at a Steak House? Too Long! I haven't had lunch. No one will be able to make a decision, my husband will assume I want to take over with the children who I haven't seen all day because I'm at work and all I will want to do is get a little quiet time from the crazy day.

At least I won't have to do dishes!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Its 11:30 and I can't sleep. I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but I don't sleep well until my husband is in the bed with me. Oh, I go to bed before him - he has to play video games doesn't he? But I never really get good and asleep until he comes to bed. I've been without him in the bed for two nights, tonight is night three and I'm totally ready to pack up and go home for a little sleep. I'm having fun with my parents and grandparents, so are the kids, I just miss my strange, smelly, snoring husband - now you really know I'm nuts.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Calories - who needs them.

So far we had yummy fajitas Monday night at Los Barrios. It was awesome. The children even ate. Surprise. That must mean it is good. Tonight we had corn fritters & sauteed tomatoes. Lizzie's recipe from New Zealand. Also awesome with corn, fresh spinach, a little red onion. I have yet to over eat. I also said no to opening the bottle of wine.


Well, I was thinking I don't need the calories, but I'm thinking now I must be INSANE!

I also turned down the fresh strawberries in ice cream. I also turned down a Root Beer Float. I think that I might have to actually ask my father to take me to the emergency room. Honey - you might need to come get the kids, I think that I'm about to be put away in the nut house. OK, that might be a little over the top, but see, I'm serious about losing weight. My idiot husband however is not working as hard as me and is dropping pounds left and right. Just another reason for me, a woman, to say men suck!

I'm going to go chew a celery stalk.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Road Trip Baby!

Tomorrow I am off with the kids to see their grandma, pa-pa & big grandma (that's their great grandma).  I'm soooooo looking forward to the almost 5 hour road trip.  WHOO HOO!  5 hours in the car with two very loud children.

I do have a reward at the end of the road though.  MEXICAN FOOD.  Real honest to goodness Mexican food.  Not that supposed stuff we have here, but real HOT salsa, clog your arteries lard filled dishes that just make my left arm tingle.  Breakfast tacos.  Oh & FREE babysitting under the guise of spending time with grandma & pa-pa.  Oh and I get to visit my parents & grandparents.  They are the reason I'm going.  But the Mexican Food is like icing on the cake.  

Seriously, Mom & Dad its all for you, but can we have fajitas for dinner Monday? 

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I still haven't lost any weight.

I still haven't lost any weight. I have hit the gym a few times a week - I've been on the treadmill for about 45 minutes each time. I have been working in the yard, pulling weeds, I've cut sodas, alcohol out of my daily life. You would think I would have lost something, but NOOOOOOOOOO.

I swear I could do nothing but fast and gain weight. I promise you I have a thyroid the size of a pin head, its not working, but all my tests are normal. NORMAL. Who cares that my hair is falling out, I'm tired all the time and every other symptom that is listed I have, but apparently my body has just turned against me and I will be forced to do something awful like actually break a sweat. Seriously, I sweat just walking out the door in this Texas heat, I mean I will actually have to - oh I can't say it - seriously work out. Like sit-up & push-up work outs, like crunches and lunges and evil things like that. It's not like I'm opposed to that. I would do it everyday if I had some hot, buff guy (or even some hot buff girl) come and be my own personal trainer and make me do this everyday. If I had a nanny that would come and watch my kids and miraculously make them clean their playroom while I'm doing this. I would be working out all the time. They could be mean and shout insults at me if it would just motivate me to workout. I would go spend a month with Harvey from Celebrity Fit Club and he could make me do all sorts of disgusting exercises and I would if it would make me get into a size 8.

Even if that happened, I would probably still be sitting here at 187 lbs in a size 14/16. I just can't lose any weight and its beginning to piss me off. My husband on the other hand goes once a week, and has lost 10 lbs. That you-know-what!!! Its NOT FAIR. I've got to do something or I'm going to go off the deep end and eat like ever piece of chocolate in the Super Target down the street or buy out Godiva.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Girls Night, Sleepovers and No Breakfast

Girls Night - scratch that Mom's Night Out was last night.  Had a ball as usual.  I left The Husband home with the oldest and two of his friends - heh!heh!heh!  and went out for margaritas with the girls.  I am a devious monster, but that's why everyone loves me.  

I came home to three boys still up -  did you expect anything else?  My husband playing Rock Band and me with 4 loads of laundry to fold and clear off the bed before I could crawl my little body into it.

I wake up with nothing for breakfast, 1. because I didn't make it to the grocery store before heading home last night (Central Market was already closed) and 2. because when my husband went to go get donuts for the boys, he didn't get enough for me.  I'm not sure if that was to save me from my ever expanding backside, or he just didn't think.  Either way I half hate him and half worship him for doing it.  I now have - whoo hoo - more laundry.  Sheets and stuff.  Love me some sleepovers.  Groceries to get.  Whoo-hoo - love me some shopping.  And probably something else, I just haven't had enough coffee to figure it out yet.

I'm feeling a lot of stuff in my brain today - so I could be back if after 2 more hours of 7 year olds I have anything creative left in me to say.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Another Day, More Laundry

I am not exactly in the blogging mode.  I have a ton of stuff to do, but absolutely no desire to accomplish any of it.  I will manage to get the laundry done, but seriously how in the heck to 4 people generate as much laundry as we do?  I realize we went swimming twice yesterday.  I realize that it is hot and you sweat and want to shower and change clothes, but goodness gracious (what a vintage term) I've done 3 loads of towels since yesterday.  

I spent yesterday morning at my sister-in-law's house with the kids, as well as a cousin of my husband's and their kids.  5 kids in a pool.  The kids had a great time, I had an awesome lunch and I enjoyed the company of two wonderful women. We took off to the dentist for that 6 month check-up which for some reason took 5 times as long as it should have.  Hunter had to have a filling, which we went and took care of today.  I took the kids swimming at the J while my husband worked out and although I had a good day, I got nothing accomplished.

We spent 2 hours out of the house this morning at the dentist and as I got an hour of good reading time, I am even farther behind on the housework.  I do have MNO (Mom's Night Out) tonight.  So I get another day of good company.  I can't wait to see which one of us talks before she thinks and gets the laugh of the night.  Last time it was me, so I will probably be spared that tonight.  

Oh BTW, I am at 75% on Lego Indiana Jones.  YA BABY!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

MMM Video Games

FYI, Lego Indiana Jones came out yesterday. Next Post, in a week.

I love my boys!

I am a very lucky woman.  I don't say that very often, but I am.  Sometimes it is much more fun to make fun of the crazy everyday ups and downs that look at the big picture and see how life is good.  

I have a very wonderful little boy who has helped me clean the house today.  I have a very wonderful big boy who worries about me and my well being.  I have a very wonderful husband who does things for me no average husband would ever do.  All three of them drive me crazy every single day, but the good far out weighs the bad.  Seriously.

I just needed to take a little more time out of my day to praise the men in my life for making it better.  I have also hidden my happy pills on the top shelf - obviously I had one too many this morning.

Monday, June 2, 2008

This is serious.

Went to the Arboretum today to take more photos.  Decided after looking at them there is an absolute necessity for that D300.  Seriously.  There is just too much noise in my photos and I need that extra power.  I do.  I take good pictures, but with a D300, I could take great pictures.

:)  Anyone want to surprise me with one?  Not you honey, our bank account is not that flush.