Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Decor came down

Well I spent several hours today taking down all the Christmas decorations. I am glad to have it all down and put away. The kids were sad to take it all down but I was so glad to have it done. For the last week I have just been feeling like my house has overun with decorations. Now I have my house back. And now maybe I can sit back and relax this evening.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ugly Christmas

It is cold enough for snow, but there is still no snow. So we will not be having a white Christmas. It is just so drab and ugly outside. We had Christmas with my sister and her family and my mother and grandmother yesterday. The kids had a lot of fun with their cousins and it was pretty nice overall. Now this evening we will celebrate our Christmas at home.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Ready for Christmas

I am so ready for Christmas, I have the baking done, all the presents wrapped. Now I just need Christmas to come. I can't wait for the kids to see their new bikes, they are going to be so excited. Saturday we will go to my sisters house which is about 3 hours away and celebrate with her family and my mother and grandmother. Then on Sunday we will celebrate at home. Then on Monday I will take the kids to the other side of their family so they can celebrate with them. I am so ready, bring on Christmas!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Church Christmas Party

Today we went to the Christmas Party at church. The kids played games and then we had pizza and cookies. Then we all sang carols and the kids exchanged presents. It was a really nice day. Everyone had fun. We do this every year.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


We have been having some very crazy weather lately. It has been very warm for being the end of November. Today we hit a record high at 63. Normally we would be in the 30's. Also the last three days we have been having thunderstorms. That is very abnormal for this time of year. Sometimes the weather is totally unpredictable.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Family Thanksgiving

The kids and I went to my Grandmother's for Thanksgiving. My mother, my sister, her two children and her husband were also there. So the nine of us had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn, green beans, and pumpkin pie. And the weather was in the 50's. Which is so great for November in Iowa. After lunch we were able to take the children to the park for about an hour. Then we went back and they watched Cars. It is so great that the four children get along so great. We stayed at Gram's until Sunday morning. It is really nice to spend time with her.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Christmas Shopping

I was able to do some more Christmas shopping today. I am about 2/3 done with my shopping. It is a good feeling to be farther along. Now I am doing laundry and doing a little cleaning. Since we will be gone all weekend I want to have the house in order for when we come back.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Replacements

The movie The Replacements is on right now. I really like that movie. I have no idea how many times I have watched it but its a lot. A bunch of ex-football players get their second shot at the majors when their is a strike. And they are able to get their team to come together and really be good and even get to the playoffs. Plus this movie features Keanu Reeves, who is totally hot and a good actor. He gets together with the lead cheerleader.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I can't wait for next week. It will only be a three day work week. And then four straight days off. I have been pretty stressed out at work lately so this couldn't have come at a better time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Started Christmas Shopping Today

Today on my lunch break I went to the store and started Christmas shopping. I got new bikes for both kids. And I also bought a shirt, Thomas the Train DVD, and extra train set pieces for my son. I was also looking for a Thomas plug n play game, but they didn't have any. As soon as I can find that I will be done shopping for my son. So at least I got a start. I am going to purchase some gifts each week and be done the week before Christmas. Last year I used my credit card to purchase all my gifts. This year my goal is to pay cash for at least half of the gifts so I am not paying for them for months afterwards. Hopefully I will be able to stick to that.

Friday, November 10, 2006

It's snowing!

It is 30 degrees outside and it has been snowing since early this morning. Yuck, they say we could get up to five inches.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I am so sick of my neighbors!

Ughh, I am so sick of my neighbors! They moved in a few months ago and I hadn't had any problems with them until about three weeks ago. Our driveways are right next to each other, I have a double wide driveway and they have a single wide driveway. One day I came home from work and there was a total of four cars there and I had to drive on my yard to get into my driveway because they had the end of it blocked. I didn't say anything to them that time since it was the first time. Then a few days later I came home to the same thing. So I went and knocked on their door and nicely asked that they move the vehicles and do not park in my driveway anymore. But it keeps happening. Last night I took out the garbage and saw that I was completely blocked in! I didn't do anything about it then I came home today for my lunch hour and could barely get into my driveway again. But I didn't want to deal with it on my lunch hour. Now, I just came home from work and I was not able to get into my driveway again. So, I went and knocked on the door and said they needed to move the cars and to please not park in my driveway anymore. She didn't say anything so I went back out and sat in my car on the street and waited ten minutes. Nobody came out so I went back to the door again and said I am waiting for you to move the cars so I can get into my driveway and she said "They will be leaving in about 20 minutes." By this time I was very pissed, and I said I am not waiting any longer either get them moved or I am calling the police. She said "fine, if you are going to be a b**ch about it." Can you believe that. Ughh, I just want to scream!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


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Monday, November 06, 2006

Desperate Housewives

Hey everyone, did you catch Desperate Housewives last night? Wow, what an episode. First Bree tells Carolyn that her husband was cheating on her with Monique who has been dead for eight months. Then Gabrielle and Carlos go to get their divorce finalized and Gabrielle is hot, she got the house and Carlos got everthing in it. And she got no spousal support. So they go home and Gabrielle starts to break all of Carlos's things, so he starts to tear the house apart.
Then Nora tells Lynette and Tom that she and Kayla are moving to Mexico. Lynette then goes to the grocery store where Carolyn walks in to confront her husband with a gun. However, half of Wisteria Lane is there and things get out of hand and Carolyn shoots Nora and Lynette and then another woman shoots her.
I can't wait till next week to find out what happens next.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Another Sick Kid

So, I got my daughter all better and then last night my son got sick. About 8:00 last night my son came to me and said he wanted to go to bed. I told him to bring me his pajamas and I would help him put them on. I just barely touched him and could tell he was hot. I took his temp and it was 103. Oh my gosh I was shocked, he was fine two hours before that. So I gave him some Tylenol and put a cold compress on his forehead. He fell asleep right away, which is very unlike him. About 1:00 this morning a checked on him and his temp was at 102, so I woke him up to give him some more Tylenol and his sheets and blanket were drenched with sweat. Then he went right back to sleep. At 7:00 this morning I checked on him again and his temp was down to 99. And he has been playing and eating and acting normal since about noon. Thank goodness.

Last night I watched the movie: The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds. It was a good movie. It was about an ex NFL MVP player that goes to prison. He is then asked to start up a football team of the inmates. It is hard at first but then with a lot of work it comes together. Then when they have to play against the guards the warden tell the quarterback that if he doesn't throw the game he will spend many more years in prison. This is the same reason he was thrown out of the NFL. He starts to throw the game and then he sees what it is doing to all of his team mates. So then he goes back in and they are able to win the game. What a good comeback story.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sick Kid

Yesterday my little girl came home from school sick. She looked pathetic, all pasty white with bright red checks. I made her chicken noodle soup for supper and she only ate a few spoonfuls. Then she went to bed and slept for twelve straight hours. She is doing better today and I am hoping with one more good night of sleep she should be all better by morning.

I stayed late at work today. An hour and a half extra because I was told that I was going to be sent home tomorrow after I completed a specific project. They are trying to cut costs because we are going into our slow season. So I thought why go in another day if I don't have to. Plus now I can save on paying one day of daycare. Plus I will have more time to do the small jobs that I have on the net.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone. I am back from taking the children out trick or treating. We only went to 10 houses. It is just to cold out, I don't want them to get sick. It is 25 degrees with a windchill of 15 here right now. Can you say Brrr. The kids didn't even complain when I said we were going home, not at all what I expected. Then I let them both pick out five pieces that they could eat tonight. Well I gotta get them in their PJ's and into bed, and get ready for another day.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Well I had the kids try on their costumes again tonight to make sure they are all set to go trick or treating tomorrow night. My son is going as Bob the Builder and my daughter is going as a witch. They look so cute I can't wait for them to go out. I hope the weather gets better though. Right now it is 38 degrees and the wind is blowing between 30-40mph. You can hear the wind howling out there. The kids won't be able to deal with that for long.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Today was a good day. I baked home made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Then did dishes and started cleaning. This afternoon my son and I did puzzles together. Then my daughter finally came home after spending 2 nights at her cousin's house. So we had supper together and then watched Shaggy Dog. It was a cute movie, I wouldn't watch it again, but it was alright. Then we all picked up the toy room and I just put the kids to bed. Now I am gonna watch the soap opera channel and try to catch up on Days of Our Lives. I usually watch one or two episodes during the weekend and am able to keep up pretty well on whats happening.
I am looking forward to watching the race tomorrow.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Well today was another normal day. It was another yucky weather day. The temperature wasn't too bad I think the high was 45. But we didn't see the sun all day and it drizzled most of the day. My daughter left about 6:30 tonight to spend the night at her cousin's house. She doesn't have school tomorrow because it is end of quarter. Now my son is making a mess in his room because he is bored without his sister here to bug him.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today was another typical day, work 8-5, hurry to pick up the kids, then hurry home to make supper. My daughter brought home her fundraiser items from school today so now I have to sort through all of that and then deliver it all. That won't be to bad, I only let her sell to both sides of the family so it just means we have to visit everyone. Other than that, I am ready to watch Jericho and Lost tonight, I like those shows.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today my son had a doctor's appointment. He had to have three shots and a finger prick. I felt so bad for him, but there was nothing I could do. He is doing very good health wise, they said his eye sight needs to be checked though. He is in the 75th percentile for his age.

Then I went to work and found out I have to work late on Friday for a reset. That's a bummer! I tried a new recipe tonight that I saw on the Food Network, it was not very good. So then supper was a bummer too. Well, that's about all that happened in my boring life today.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Well this weekend was pretty much the normal stuff for me. Take care of the kids, cook, dishes, clean, laundry, etc. I did find time to watch the movie Click. That is the new Adam Sandler movie. It started out like a normal Adam Sandler movie with a lot of comedy but then switched to a very serious mood with a great moral, spend time with your family. I thought it was a pretty good movie. Watch it if you ever have a chance. And today I took the time to watch the race. Just so you know, I am a huge Nascar fan. Not much will make me miss watching a race. So today they were at Martinsville, which is a famous short track. And it was a good day. Jimmie Johnson won!!! He is my second favorite driver. Other than that my weekend was pretty uneventful. Catch you all tomorrow.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Today was a good day. I had the day off of work!!! So I was able to sleep in until 7:00 which was really nice. I had to get my daughter ready for school and make breakfast by 7:30, other than that, my day was pretty much open. So after doing dishes I took my shower than got myself and my son ready and we were out the door. We went to the department store and got snowpants, boots and gloves for both the kids. Now they are totally ready for winter. Then we went to the supermarket and got a few days worth of groceries. Other than that I was able to watch two soaps that I hadn't seen for months, clean my bedroom and take my son for a walk. I was also able to write several articles for a site that pays me to do so, it's not much money but every little bit helps. I did have to argue with my son for about a half an hour to lie down and take a nap, but other than that we got along all day. Wooohooo, that is a great day. The downfall of the day was after school my daughter had to go with her father for the weekend, which she doesn't like to do because he drops her off at his mother's house and no one does anything with her, even though I have talked to him about this numerous times he still keeps doing it.