Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Vacation

Well it's started already. The fun of Christmas break with the children out of school. So far one child has ruined a tupperware pitcher by placing it on the eye of the stove that I was making tea in.He looked a bit upset, I was a bit upset, but it's not worth him feeling bad. So I just told him oh well it's just a pitcher and not worth getting upset about. I didn't like the color of that pitcher anyway. 12 just said to me, "I need some henchmen do you know where I can get any?" me "uh no why do you need henchmen?" 12 so I can do my chores and they would do them for me...lmao how funny is that?  Then 6 has been complaining non stop about his brother hurting him. 2 has been bossing us all around and even told 12 that he was working for her and she would pay him on the first day of school. How funny is that? 12 is doing dishes as we speak (thank you God for children) This post should be about all the things I need to get done and me being on here isn't helping me get them finished. I need to reboot the laundry, fold the laundry, do turbo jam, watch my calories so I can lose weight instead of's been a rough month what can I say. I'm very grateful to say that all my shopping is done, all my presents wrapped and hidden so that 2 doesn't single handedly destroy...aka open every present if we were so crazy as to put it under the tree. 
Snickers, our chocolate lab, just ate his ball and so much food I'm not sure where he put it. I've started making his dogfood and all his gassiness has gone away. I thought it was because of the price of dog food that I started making his own. But after watching dirty jobs it's because dog food is gross that I'm making his own. Dang, add that to my list he's almost out of dog food. I need to make that by tomorrow at the latest. Doh! Well I better go get turbo jam done so I can then reboot my laundry, start the dogfood, begin my diet to a new body and somehow manage to make all my children behave. I'll let you know if I accomplish anything other than my nap I had earlier today and watching Muppets Christmas Letters with the kids. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My weird world

today I have gone to church, directed children from 2-11 to sing Happy Birthday Jesus in a choir, and then came home from church and began the process of pulling my wallpaper down. See we've been in this house for 10 years and only painted the living room and the kids room. Our house has needed paint being as it was built in 1986. The previous owners had put up wallpaper in 3+ rooms. I was very worried that it would be stuck permanently to the wall. I went in there and just started pulling it and it all came off, just that easy. It was awesome. So then I decided well let me see if it will come off in the other bathroom...not quite that easy but maybe if I load it up with some hot water it will pull right off. That's my dream. I'm going to paint them a light brown or kind of the color of cocoa. I'm so excited. I will accent with brown towels and maybe some other autumnal colors too. Of course this will all be purchased with my birthday money in January as we're too broke to pay attention. LOL Lucky for me my dad always buys me gift cards for Dillards so I'll be coming to see you soon Dillards!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Welcome to my friends. Here's my family pics for you to see. I have a beautiful daughter who is 3, son who is 6, and son who is 12. My dh and I have been married for 15 years and been together for 17. We are happily married. I just concluded 3 classes to reinstate my teaching license with the state. Who knew they had an expiration date?? Hopefully I'll have it back by Summer. :) Welcome to Mom Times.

Lifetime of Learning crammed into a year

I realize that by some standards I'm not old...and according to others I am. But I feel like I've learned a lot in this time of my life. Today was my friends son's birthday party. It was a fun time and a blessed affair. Lots of children, candy, dirty faces, hitting, give me that back, etc. But there was a hole in our hearts. You see One year and four days ago today his mother became a statistic of domestic violence. Yes, my friends, she was murdered by her ex. This has left a hole in all our hearts. We miss her, cry for her, long to hear her, cry to see her, and in doing so we go on with our life and try to help care for her son in the best way we know how. I can't imagine a more selfish act than killing someone and thinking it will end your problems without giving a second thought to the people who loved her and who have to go on everyday.  For example her son who goes on without her and his father. Why? Why would you do this? 

We've been blessed, as her mother says, to learn from this experience that we all love and care for each other. We now keep in touch more, love each other deeper, and in general realize how short life is. Because it is very short. Well my friend, I miss you today just as much as I missed you a year ago. I'll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands...cause you are who you are no matter where I am and every tear I cry you hold in your hand you never left my side though my heart is torn I will praise you in this storm!