27 January 2010

Better Day

OK, I'm better today. I had a huge talk with myself. Actually I scolded myself for such ridiculous behavior. And today I feel better.

I woke up and told myself, no more of that horrible behavior today. Today you are happy.
And so far it's worked. I guess I should tell myself that every morning and hopefully I can put the smack down on out of whack hormones.

But I do think because I was so angry and just foul yesterday it helped my motivation because I got so angry at myself for being like that. I forced myself to change. So we'll see how that goes.

And watching The Hangover last night before bed helped as well. I laughed. It was good.

And now I'm going to each lunch.

26 January 2010


Ugh, I am in such a foul mood. I'm not really even sure why. I think I'm perpetuating my foul mood by thinking 'I am in such a foul mood'. I have suffered a bad case of emotional eating today too. I've eaten more cookies today than I think all of last year combined. (OK maybe not THAT many...)

It's PMS.

I need to kick my own ass. Because I'm starting to get on my own nerves. Really what the hell. Snap out of it. Get motivated. It's time. I'm ready. I'm lazy though. God I'm lazy. This creates a bit of an issue- laziness versus motivation. It's like the ultimate fight.

I should start telling myself I'm in a happy mood. I'm happy. Happy Happy Joy Joy. Swing Swing from happy to foul. Oh wait that makes me sound a little bi polar. I'm really not.

Oh hell, I'll just stop writing now.

22 January 2010

Floating Friday

Well I have not floated away despite our huge amounts of rain. Nor have I blown away in all the wind. However a lot my backyard has been rearranged thanks to the wind. It was so windy it actually blew Sweet Girl's Barbie Jeep (the electric one) OFF the patio and around the house! now THAT is some wind! Looks like today will be it's last day and tomorrow we'll have some sun. I have quite enjoyed the few days of rain. I sure do miss it!

1. You have a chance to make a difference in your own or someone else's life.

2. Don't wait, let's do it right now!

3. There is a whole lot of water in my back yard!

4. Go ahead eat that dozen doughnuts, you'll feel like crap and pay later.

5. It's time to make a change.

6. Exactly where to go on vacation is up in the air but the fact we're going is not.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a date with Leo and some friends, tomorrow my plans include probably a movie with the kids and relaxing and Sunday, I want to probably watch some football, I may declare another stay in pajamas all day day!

21 January 2010

Storm of the Century

Ok, well maybe not that monumental but we are gearing up for a good one here in Arizona. It's affecting the entire state. For us in the valley, we're getting a crapton of rain (reported an inc an hour) and high winds (reported gusts of 60 mph).

The high country (AKA Flagstaff) is getting a crapton of snow (reported 36 inches) and also high winds.

Parts of the freeway heading north are closed and school districts are telling parents to keep their kids home (why they didn't just CLOSE the school is beyond me, but really what do I know) to avoid flooded roads.

So what does this storm mean? Besides the obvious wind and rain? It means we'll have horrible flooding and all the idiot drivers come out to attempt to drive across a wash and then get swept away and need rescuing (again because they are idiots). At least they are fined the cost of the rescue. But still really, you don't know by now that you shouldn't attempt to drive through a flooded wash? Really? Maybe they should have read the Phoenix Police tips for driving in bad weather.

I do love a good storm you know. And I do kind of wish we were in Flag to experience almost or over three feet of snow! I for see a visit with lots of fun sledding!

I think I'll have to post a picture of my flooded back yard, I'll update that later.

19 January 2010

Ugly Stuff

Do you have anything that is so ugly that you just love it? I have been searching for the perfect dishes so I can set my formal dining table. We never actually USE the formal dining table so I'm going to set it as part of my decorating. The search for these plates has been long. I finally found some at Target and they were on clearance. Score!

They were on clearance because no one wants them since they are so ugly. But they have the main color I was looking for and I think they are so ugly I like them! So the table will be set with them. I tried to find a picture on Target.com but I can't find one on there. There are some other ugly dishes on there but not the one I got. I'll have to take a picture of the finished table.

Do you have something ugly that you just love?

15 January 2010

Fill Er In

Happy Friday! Let's do some Fill Ins.

1. The lesson I learned yesterday was I rely on email WAY too much for work.

2. The best places are where friends and family meet.

3. All these years seem to go by really quickly.

4. It was snowing just like I wished when I arrived.

5. The truth is I think I'm a complete slacker most of the time.

6. The absolute joy is what I remember most from that day.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to happy hour with a couple friends, tomorrow my plans include taking the kids to see Disney On Ice and Sunday, I want to enjoy a nice hike and then relax!

14 January 2010

Modern Family

Have you seen this show? If not you are really missing out. It is HILARIOUS! I actually laugh out loud with every episode. I'd have to say it's the best comedy sitcom I've seen in a long long time.

I am looking forward to the season coming out on DVD so I can catch the episodes I've missed so far. Yes I know I can watch them online but ugh on that. I like it on the TV. Call me old school. HA.

And speaking of TV, Lost is coming back! Final season. I can't believe it, I can actually remember watching the first season. In our 82 year old house in downtown Nashville. I was pregnant with Sweet Girl. Why do I remember that? No idea. I wonder if we'll be disappointed with the final season? I am sort of anticipating disappointment.

Back to Modern Family, I think Cam is my favorite character. I'm not sure why.

Watch it and let me know what you think!

13 January 2010

The Incident Report

This is just Little Man's week. He's the blog star of the week. And he is apparently becoming "that kid" in his day care class. Here is a recap of an "incident" report I received one day as I dropped him off. He is apparently quite proud of his "parts".

Recap: While teacher was assisting other child in class, Little Man and another student took their pants down and were showing their private parts to the other students.

Action Taken: Teacher advised we don't do that in the classroom.

Child's Response: Child just stared at teacher.

I was OK until I got to the child's response section...then I lost it laughing. What did they expect?

So I have a talk with Little Man that he shouldn't go around showing off his penis at school or anywhere else for that matter. The next day, I asked him before he left for school "Are you going to show anyone your penis today?" "No Mommy."


I picked him up that afternoon and asked the teacher if he kept his clothes on today. She said yes and went on to say that she talked to the class and that the only place they can take clothes off is in the bathroom. Well this apparently gave Little Man another opening for sharing his glory. As she then told me that after explaining this to the class, she overhears Little Man and another kid in the bathroom with Little Man saying "Mine is bigger than yours!!"

It starts young people. Apparently size matters even to the 3 year olds.

11 January 2010

Mommy, Where Were Those Naked Girls?

If you're a friend on Facebook then you may have already seen this conversation I had with Little Man. For those who are not well here you go.

After a bath one evening I was getting Little Man dressed in his pj's. We were making small talk when all of a sudden he asks me "Mommy where was that place we went and saw all the naked girls?"
I am shocked into silence and finally respond with "Ahh I don't know where YOU have gone and seen naked girls."
"Yes we did"
"That time, that time we went and saw all the naked girls"
I am beyond perplexed at this point.
"Little Man, WHO was with you"
"We all went"
"When did we go again?"
"That time"
I'm not getting anywhere obviously. I am so confused on where he saw a bunch of naked girls. Leo is out of town and so I'm trying to figure this out on my own. I'm scanning all recent memories and to my immediate knowledge Leo and Little Man have not ventured out alone and although deep down I know with all my heart Leo would never take our kid to a strip club, I do begin to question. Because where else do you see naked girls? Or a bunch of naked girls? But surely not. I continue to question him, I can't remember everything I asked but it was probably the same question over and over waiting for a different answer. And finally, finally I got it.

"Silly Mommy, it was when we went to the circus"
"Ah I see, but Little Man those girls were not naked"
"Yes they were"
"No they were not"

But I know, I know he probably told his classmates and probably his teacher too he went and saw a bunch of naked girls...
I gotta say we never lack for entertainment with these kids around!

08 January 2010

Helllloooo Friday!

Ah Friday, my favorite day. It signifies the end of a work week and the glorious fact we get to sleep in tomorrow. Ah love it!

And Friday also means Fill Ins! Yay!

1. There are places I want to go back to over and over and some never again.

2. We need a nice big wind to blow those clouds away.

3. Standing in the line at the grocery store checkout reading trashy tabloids is an enjoyable way to pass the time.

4. Walking in and taking in the sights, all she could say was oh boy.

5. He went out tiger hunting and came back with rabbits.

6. Sometimes I can't keep my mind from wandering .

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing on the couch and maybe a movie, tomorrow my plans include breakfast with Leo and probably some cleaning and rearranging the playroom and Sunday, I want to do nothing if possible!!

06 January 2010

Apparently Fall Comes In January

Well I walked outside yesterday to get the mail and low and behold it was fall. Apparently fall comes in January in the Phoenix area. There were leaves on the ground and falling off the trees. So I guess I did get a fall just not at a normal time and without out the nice color. But I guess beggars can't be choosers.

I keep wondering if I can make my own fall here in the backyard, if I planted a bunch of maple trees would they survive the summer and eventually change colors and drop their leaves? I've wondered and considered sneaking a few out there next to the palm trees to see. That would sure make the neighbors happy a bunch of falling leaves all over their yards. Or my luck the gardener would yank up the trees thinking they were weeds!

As everyone in TN is preparing for snow and dealing with frigid temps we're sitting here comfortably with temps in the high 60's low 70's. Not too bad.

05 January 2010

Hello 2010

Hello 2010! Wow a brand new decade. Happy New Year to everyone. I'm back and hopefully in the saddle with regards to blog posts and getting back out there!
I haven't made any resolutions yet and maybe I won't this year. Not sure yet. Have you made any? What are they?

I am sure 2010 will be a great year, 2009 was one of our best years yet so the only way to go is up! Right??

Just a short post today we just got back home last night so I have some work to do and some unpacking to do. I'll be back tomorrow. I hope you will too!