Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
This week's verdict: GAIN 1 POUND!! AHHH!!!
Not bad for being up 3 on Tuesday morning LOL....so here is where I went wrong:
TACO BELL!!! OH HOW I LOVE YOU!!!
SWEET TEA (just once through the week, when I usually only have it Friday as part of the "flex points")
Cravings...I gave in....just a few times....
Memorial Day food......Hey I wasn't too bad....
Best MONTHLY friend is coming soon.....may I say water retention and bloat, even my boobs won't fit in my bra!! OMG!!! LMAO
However, I am walking now with Coach Mary and Hilary and night walks with Amy K....so that should help EVENTUALLY!!!
Wish me luck...I just had McDonalds LOL....I am on my way....
Signing off....lots to get accomplished today!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I was feeding the baby (AKA: the one I babysit) today on the couch...she was drifting off to sleep when I smelled something terrible...I lifted her and sniffed, nope, I smelled myself, nope, I smelled the couch, the blanket, and even the air, nope....then I called the little smelly shitzu dog up onto my lap and REEK...he smelled so bad...worse than the smelly smell he gets when he needs groomed which his how he got his name by Debby...Smelliott.
His left ear was soaked and smelled of stale urine....My head quickly spun around and asked Noah to come here....
Reasons why I suspected Noah:
6 days ago I was cleaning Noah's room and cleaning out the closet for a trip to Goodwill when I noticed something wet in a small container in his closet... I pick it up and sniff (I am a sniffer...I sniff everything....I blame the big nose.. just habit...I sniff the food before I eat it, I sniff pillows, I sniff my kids, I sniff clothes, clean/dirty, however, I do not sniff my hubby unless he is leaving for work in the morning...lol lol) Back on topic....So I sniff the small container filled with liquid and jump back quickly...IT WAS PEE!!
"What Mom?" He stops in his tracks...he sees me in the closet.
"What is this??" Like I don't know.
Very quietly he whispers, "peeeeeee......."
"What made you think you could pee in the closet??"
"You told me to stay in my room and I had to pee......" Okay good reason... So I discussed that if he had to pee when he was sent to his room that it was OK to go the potty.
4 days ago, we were in the basement playing and I was cleaning up the toys and reorganizing what the kids were putting away...obsession with an organized (my organized lol) basement. And Sydney says, "Pee." and points to the little plastic basketball hoop in the basement. Where the ball rolls down the hoop and lands at the bottom is a small hole....FILLED WITH PEE!!!
I swing around stare at Noah and say, I mean yell, "No....AH!!!! I see more pee!"
"HUH?" He ignores me.
"THERE IS PEE OVER HERE IN THE TOY!" I am getting really frustrated.
"Mommy, you locked the bathroom door down here and I had to pee." OK if you gotta go you gotta go, RIGHT?? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Noah, if you need to go the bathroom, and the basement one is locked, you go up the stairs and go at the top of the steps. THERE ARE 4 FREAKING BATHROOMS IN THIS HOUSE USE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Okay Mommy," he hangs his head down.
I take a deep breath and say, "Go upstairs get the cleaner and the paper towels. you are cleaning this up."
"EWWWW....I Don't want to!"
"TOO BAD...you should have thought of that before you peed here! GO!"
He returns and cleans up the toy and then I reclean the toy with disinfectant.
We discuss the appropriate places to pee at bedtime.
TODAY....I smell the dog....he smells of urine. Thoughts run through my head. Was he using the potty and the dog came over and he peed on him? Did the dog rub his head in the pee that maybe Noah missed by the toilet, cuz dogs are gross, did the dog fall in the toilet? or Did Noah purposely pee on the dog?? and WHERE??
I remain calm because I wanted to puke...it smelled terrible!
I take the baby upstairs and put her down and proceed on my investigation. I start my scanning the house for puddles of pee....Nothing.....
Then I remember the kids were on the deck playing picnic and camping trip. I scan the deck...dry as a bone....
I ask Noah..."What happened to Elliott?" He looks at me strangely. "SMELL HIM!" I demand.
"EWWWW" He scrunches up his nose.
"What did you do?" I question.
"I peed on him."
"Why and Where?"
"Outside. I peed off the deck and he was in the grass." He admits.
"Did you try to do that?" I ask.
"Yes...." Head drops down.
"SMELL HIM NOAH...WOULD YOU LIKE IF SOMEONE PEED ON YOU?" Trying to put him in the dogs shoes (if he wore them).
"NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He yells.
DEEP BREATH..."Where do we pee Noah???"
"In the potty...I am sorry Mommy." He is apologetic. And I don't care.
"Go to your room!" He heads upstairs, "AND DONT PEE IN THERE!"
I know this is normal to a point, but come on already! I remember a story my mom told about my brothers and they were this age...age 4/5. They enjoyed peeing on bugs at the beach....
Do I just not get it because I don't have a ding dong, a wong, a wang, a pee pee, a penis, a hot dog, a SHIZAM, a I THINK WITH THING body part??
Boys are so hilarious...and I can't help but laugh at all this...I just hope we are done with the peeing where we please stage!!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
WHEN YOU PULL OUT A GRAY HAIR, DO TWO COME BACK IN ITS PLACE?
If you pull out a gray hair, and wait the three months it usually takes for a hair to grow back and the additional three months it takes for it to get long enough to notice, know what you'll have? One gray hair. But here's some real breaking news for hair pluckers and dyers worldwide: the natural blond is an endangered species! According to a study by the World Health Organization, natural blondes will probably be extinct in about 200 years because there are simply too few people left carrying the blond gene. The WHO predicts that the "Last of the Natural Blondes" will be born in Finland sometime during 2202.
So treat me good people for I am endangered.....and so is my daughter. FOR my hair is not dyed! ehehhehehehehhe
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Down 1 pound!!
I am down exactly 6 lbs and feeling good :)
Shhh....don't tell Hilary but that was with a sweet tea and a egg and cheese bagel at McDonald's yesterday for breakfast....I am a bad girl......
Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal for breakfast
Tuna sandwich with Light Miracle whip on a Originial Light Flat OUt Wrap
I get about 18 grams of fiber in 2 meals!!
Dr. Oz would be proud of my S shaped poo....lol lol lol
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Mary and Hilary were walking away through the community on their way to do a driveby my house to see if I could join them, when hubby and I were on our way out of the community. We see them ahead, slow down, and stop to chat. They both whip out 2 books each.....oh I am so full of good books...I keep thinking when is hubby leaving to play poker???
The best part of this story is the books they brought and how they fit in my life. Let me proceed:
First, Mary brought me 2 great books:
Book 1: Judy Blume's Wifey
Now for the final two books...Hilary brought:
Thank you girls for doing what you did today. One little act of kindness made my entire YEAR!! You are the best!
Love you girls!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Last night was very much similar minus the hubby. He went and played poker with our neighbor. SECRET: Don't tell but I actually enjoyed the time without him..Shhh...doing bedtime is easier...it is quiet...we had routine.
With Daddy, we have NO quiet, NO routine.....he cranks the television up as loud as he can (you know 31 year old male hearing loss) and makes the routine what he feels like doing that night.
Tonight was different. I bathed the kids, cleaned up the bathroom, brushed teeth, took them downstairs for 10 minutes of quiet play (no tv blaring in the background), went back upstairs for two quiet books (no tv blaring in the background), then I put Syd in her crib and back to lay with Noah. They both were out by 9:30. I went downstairs did the ritual, then laid on the couch at 10:00 to watch DVRed American Idol....then, I laid there with the silence surrounding me....
Oh how I loved it....what I wanted was to read a good book, but I am fresh out, so I decided to get caught up on my favorite shows...
Oh how I love this show....my humor, totally my humor to a T...
it began with the Book of Sam....and it showed the library with the different sections. I got to thinking...
The Book of Lisha....what type of book?
Humor?? Fiction? Nonfiction?? Action??
I think it is a little bit of all of it. Being a mother to my high maintence kids and a wife to my hubby would encompass all the sections in one. For example....
Hubby texts me: Still no call.
I text: Oh well...not God's plan
Hubby: Yeah I guess.
Me: Stop stressing.
Hubby: I just don't get it, they said such great things about me.
Me: Well, maybe they haven't made their decision yet.
Hubby: Oh they did. I need to get over it and move on. I just don't get it.
Me: Me neither. But I love you n this isn't the plan.
Hubby: K love u
Me: love u 2
This same conversation repeated about 10 times over and over again during the past 5 days.
My book has Drama. Hubby is my drama. I don't do drama, but hubby does. He interviewed for his dream job in PA, but hasn't heard anything. We are now waiting for the rejection letter....and that my friends is when the drama will skyrocket. Amy K be prepared...lol.My book is also filled with action and struggle.
Hubby reminds me this morning as he kisses me goodbye. (Mind you I am half asleep and don't have the energy to argue back about having kids all day). "Honey, you need to go get money and send out the birthday card to your mom and Mother's Day card to mine." I wimper, "Kay," and roll back over to sleep.
While in the shower, I remember...Oh my....our bank is 30 minutes away and with gas at 3.79 a gallon I am not driving up there to hit the drivethru and I need to get stamps at the Post office again..no drivethru. Reminder: I have a 10 month old little girl I watch and Sydney. I don't do stores with no carts....and pulling out a stroller to hit a gas station and then again at the post office is an absolute NO!! I don't have the energy.
So, my plan Stan:
I drop Noah off and head to Sheetz. That is my one stop shop. They have my bank's ATM (or MAC as we still call it) where I can pull out money charge free and buy stamps! Oh how I love you Sheetz.
BUT....being the oh so super mom that I am (sense the sarcasm?), I forgot a stroller and I look back and notice Syd has NO shoes....little runaway clumbsy Syd has NO SHOES...Think....Okay, I have to do this, so I grab Sara then head over to Syd's side and hoist her up on my right hip (not has strong as the left). I got the wallet and clicker in my hand, a 20ish pound 10 month old on one side, a 26 lb 2 year old with no shoes on the other. Hands full and head into Sheetz.
I got the pity smiles....
I got the "Oh you have your hands full" comments...
I head to the ATM...put Sydney down, warn her to stay by Mommy so she doesn't get booboos. Get my money and stamps.
Look over and begin craving a diet pepsi....Oh how I want one.. Can I do it I ask myself?? The last time I tried I ended up spilling the entire thing right outside the Sheetz door...I am going for it..I NEED it that bad.
I allow Sydney to walk over to the fountain machine...barefoot on a germ infested, fungus covered floor in her bare feet...Super mom here....
I get my drink, head to the cashier...Syd following with dingy feet. Another mom is there behind me. She smiles. I smile back. I look down and realize that the one who doesnt walk has shoes and the one who does walk has none. Again Super Mom....
I go to move up and some guy tries to but in front...can you not freaking see that I have my hands full?? Damn man. I say, Excuse me....he apologizes.
I pay...I get my kids on both hips and reach for my drink...the mom behind me hands me my drink. She smiles. I smile back and say thank you SO much. Now get the kids, my drink, and myself in the car. Drink on roof, plop Syd in seat, get Sara buckeled...back over to buckle Syd who has made her way to the floor of the car....mind you...covered in french fries, toys, and dirt....BLAH...
I stand up and look down and notice that my bra and cleavage is hanging out....the girls must have been holding on and pulled on it....OH MY....quickly cover it up and look around....
Just some construction guys standing there smiling and pretending like they saw nothing....First thought...GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE....
Once I got everyone buckled, me in my seat, slurped my diet Pepsi, and put my keys in the ignition...I felt success. My little trip to Sheetz was action packed with some nudity...now that book would sell!!
What would your book of you contain??
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
So, that is a total of 5 lbs and 13 to go!! I can do it!!
Thanks for all your support!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Did you picture it??
Sydney's 2nd birthday tea party was held on Wednesday and was absolultely adorable. My friend, Hilary, took some fabulous pictures! I also took some, but kept forgetting... I know me... forget to take pictures??
The tea party consisted of 2 small kid tables, covered in lace table cloths (old lace curtains I no longer use), lollipop flowers, a Barbie tea set (a more manly tea cup for the handsome little boy), animal crackers, and a cloth napkin folded into a square in the center of each table.
Here are some pictures of the tea party.....
Monday, May 12, 2008
The weekends always go so fast, yet they are so hard to remember!
Mom, ME, and Deanna (my sister-in law)
Sister in law Ashley and I (where is Mikey??)
Mikey and Ashley's new addition, Lilly Grace
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
He got his uniform and extras last night at practice. He was so excited!! As soon as he got in the car, he ripped it open and started shouting to us about it. Time will tell.
I work online tonight and Thursday night. Anything for some money right? Oh, how I dread it. I, unfortunately, or should I say fortunetly, did not get many hours this time.....mixed feelings I guess. This is a busy time of the year....many birthdays and Mother's Day and what not.....I suppose I can't complain!
I am SO looking forward to my friend's crop night this Friday night. I got so much I want to work on! I am a year behind on both kids! I don't know how I will catch up! But, I will not let that stop me...no way...I am a cropping machine!! Camping trips last summer, pumpkin patch, and pool pictures will be done Friday night....I also have a little page in the works....Using a song's lyrics...I can't wait to do that one!!
Okay, that was a little boring but what can I say?? I can't wait to have some time for ME!!
Then, bright and early Saturday morning is our Community Yard Sale....it is kinda funny when the first couple years we moved in, the community yard sale went on and we did the shopping cuz we didn't have anything to sell....and now....I want to open up my house and start selling EVERYTHING!!! Oh yeah, some how and at some point I have to get ready for this yard sale... Oh maybe Friday...LOL....
Noah also has his first game of the season on Saturday morning. Daddy will have to take him while I sit at the yard sale. I have mixed feelings about not being there. I think he will do better without his comfort lovey (Me.) but I want to watch him!! AH!!! He will be fine and probably better with Daddy! So, while Noah is at his game with Daddy, Sydney and I will be maning the yard sale...selling all the stuff that I can't stand looking at any longer.
Then, Sunday is Mothers Day as all we mothers know. What will be in store for me?? Only time will tell (once again) cuz my hubby isn't much of a planner, maybe a last minute card he has the kids make so he can play off the Sorry honey I forgot...or maybe a "You can pick out what you want" card....we will see....either way, I will just be blessed to have the best 2 kids in the world and a great hubby to share it all with!
Then of course there is celebrating my mother.... while she is putting around the house, maybe just maybe she will get something special from me....little ol' me. :)
Well, that is it for the ramblings of a beautiful Tuesday morning...I think I am off to take a shower. I deserve that today!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
This week, I lived off of Weight control oatmeal from Quacker, 1 % milk, bananas, lots of water, pretzel sticks, chicken fries from the Schwann man...dude I can eat 8 of them for only 3 points!! Gotta love that, Subway subs, grilled chicken, brocholli, grilled chicken sandwich from Wendys and MORE WATER!! Next week I am going to spice up my lunch with some chicken fries on a salad!! YUMMY!!
Okay so you want to know how much I have lost since I started this WW on Monday??? YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW??? Don't get that excited cuz it hasn't even been a full week.......
2 freaking pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I freaking sacrified sweet teas for a whole 2 pounds?? WTH?? lol...it is all good cuz next Friday will blow everyone out of the water!! LOOK OUT STONEBRIDGE CUZ HERE COMES HOT MAMA OF 2 UP TO THE POOL!!!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Noah is home today...he is sitting on the couch trying to watch Camp Lazlo with one eye....very funny.
I am so excited cuz the baby I watch is crawling!! It is so exciting!! So, I am pulling out the baby gate!! AGAIN!! lol
Birds are making noise in my dryer vent already this morning....I don't understand what they are doing in there cuz when I pull out the tubey thing it is empty, but then again, I keep turning on the dryer and blowing out their work.....ugly birds....And I know you are thinking why the heck doesn't she do something about it??? Well, believe me that is on my list of 50 million things to do.....I will get there...hopefully before they burn my house down.
There was no school here yesterday cuz a group of kids let all the air out of the tires at the bus shed. Those little bastards are going to be in a heap of trouble....cameras?? DUH....
I have to get prepared for my daughter's birthday! I have so many things going on right now so I need to put my focus on that....invitations should be out already!! AHHH!!! That is letter B on my ABC list!!
Get me motivated!!!
OH OH OH...I have been so good all week! I haven't had a single sweet tea since Sunday when Kim and I stopped for one in Pittsburgh!! I have been a good girl, cuz tomorrow is Weigh in day!! Amy K I hope you are ready girl!! You probably kicked my A double S since I didn't start till Monday morning....Bad girl I am!! Bad!! BAD BAD!!!
Off to get this house together and begin my day!!