Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Took a Break

Ok..Ok..Ok....I know I've been absent for a while! My mom informed me that my last post was about parenting classes and that did not look good. I have logged on to "facebook". While I love to read blogs, I just don't seem to have time to keep one of my own.
We had a wonderful Christmas. Bella got her GA golf cart, ipod (i washed the last one which was only 3 months old), electric guitar and amp, new bed linens, clothes, wii games and Henry got a bicycle, waders, duck bucket, blue tick hound dog/puppy, wii games, boots, bed linens and lots and lots of toys. The puppy has been an experience! It's like having a newborn in the home all over again. He howls, whines and barks! I've had to baby proof the home and pick up all small objects! He loves my pantry.....imagine that! Henry is playing basketball and he is having a blast. He's a little aggresive and I never imagined that he would be. Well, I've got Juniors Luncheon on Saturday, basketball game, 2 kids parties and one adult party. Think I'll make it? Gonna try.
PHYLLIS and MOM......Go to Facebook!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Parenting Classes

I really think I need to take a parenting class. My children do not listen to me. I start off speaking in a calm and sweet voice and I gradually go into a psycho crazed yell. Why don't they listen and why do they back talk? My daughter absolutely has the sassiest mouth known to an 8 year old. I do remember that I was a "smart mouth" during my teenage years, but...8 years old! I don't know if I will survive. My husband practically drug my son out of church on Sunday because he was being loud and disrespectful. I thought my husbands head was going to spin around on his shoulders. Of course, I was caught up in the fact that my daughter was crying because she and one of her close friends (a boy) were trading "pinches" and he twisted her wrist. Of course, she cried and cried and cried! I totally missed the entire sermon. We need children's church......BAD.

On a lighter note, tomorrow night is my last obligation for Home Life/Juniors. We will have the Love Light Ceremony which benefits the children's wing of our hospital. Home Life is donating $650.00 and we are also donating $700.00 to our local Family and Children Services office. They will purchase Christmas presents for foster kids and needy families. We also have Christmas party tomorrow night. Fun! Can't Wait. Friday night, Service League is having a fundraiser.... Tour of Homes. We have 3 homes on the tour and it should be fun. I feel guilty because this will be the 3rd night this week that I have left my kiddies. Only this week!!!!!! Saturday we will finish decorating our float for the Christmas parade. Fun, Fun! Hopefully, it will not rain. It is flooding at this time.

I have a couple of pictures to post. My sweet and dear little brother sent me a picture of his baby. His baby does not like my children, but we love him anyway. My brother needs a couple of two legged children. I tell him quite frequently that if my children and his baby were in the road about to get hit by a car, I think he would save his baby first. His name is in George Bush? or George Washington? He is cute and he does like Aunt Selina.

George, 2008
The only child of my brother and his girlfriend.
He does look cute in this picture.

My little brother and his sweet girlfriend.
Photo was taken in 2004. This is sad. I can't find a
more recent photo. My brother looks a lot different.
He is about 30 lbs lighter than he was when this photo was taken.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I love Christmas, but this time of year is demanding!

My Christmas Tree

Parents Room table at Santa Breakfast

Bella with friends and Mrs. Kristi

Santa Breakfast is over. Wow, it was great. I was Chair of "Parents Room". It is relatively a simple room.....Decorate, supply the food, juice and coffee and that's about it. Display Hospitality! Since I talk a lot, I did not have a problem in this area. My daughter went with two of her friends and they showed up at 8:00 AM. It started at 8, so I was a little surprised to see that they were the first one's on the scene. They were excited about purchasing gifts in the Secret Shop. One of my babysitters took the girls. My husband and son were bird hunting of course.It appeared that every other members' husband or parents took their children, but I had to pay a babysitter $40.00. What is wrong here? Anyway, change of subject.

I've been on the hunt for a Small North Face Jacket for Bella. I'm trying not to order online, since every package that I've ordered has been delivered while I was at work........Needless to say, my nosey daughter has inspected each one. We have received 3 packages from Pottery Barn Teenand one package from Ebay and she has guessed or attempted to guess what is in each box. Of course, I just played "dumb". Henry tried to sneak a peek in the back of my car last week, but I threatened him that I would give-a-way the gift if he peeked. It was killing him.

We went to dinner last night and 4 out of the 5 children that were with us were complaining of stomach aches. My dinner was cut short and we headed home. Thank goodness, no one had a virus. When I pulled up in the carport, I noticed that our lab was not happily greeting me at the door and this is so UNUSUAL. I called her and then I asked my daughter to call her........she would not respond to either of us. Upon inspection, I noticed that she was wet on her neck, back and hip bone. She was wimpering and acting like she was scared to death. I finally convinced her to come to me (I wanted to assess her gait/walk). She was walking fine, but she just about knocked me down trying to get between my legs. She acted like she was terrified. We have a bulldog across the street and I really think she was attacked while we were at dinner. She has a broken tail according to the vet. Husband is worried....."How much is that gonna cost me?" Who cares, she is in pain! I could not stand to see her suffering.
My Atlanta trip last weekend was Awesome. One of my dearest friends from High School drove over from Birmingham.She brought her boys and they are so adorable. My daughter and I both fell in love with them. I did not accomplish a lot of Christmas shopping, but I did discover a few good deals for myself and Bella. I just could not get focused. I think I'm tetering on exhaustion.

Volunteered to help with crafts in my son's classroom yesterday. Why, Why, Why? I have no patienc! 5 years old do not listen when you tell them they do not need to use an entire bottle of paint. glue and glitter for their ornament to be "pretty"! I took candy for the kids and my son was so funny. He instructed the class that they need to, "Just go sit down and wait a minute and he would give them some candy". He also told the, "If you misbehave, I'm not going to give you a treat!" You would have thought he was the teacher. Painted ornaments with kids this week and my dining room chair and floor has the evidence to show that we really enjoyed ourselves. I'll try to post pictures. Can't find my camera at the moment. I've been taking pics with blackberry and it is not very clear.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Things are a little crazy right now! My plan is to decorate Christmas Tree's tomorrow and bake for Thanksgiving. Lots of "running around" to do for Pictures with Santa on the Square Thursday night. Going to Atlanta early Friday morning for our girl's Christmas shopping trip. Isabella, of course, is going with me so I'm not sure that I will be purchasing a lot of gifts. If anyone has access or knows of location that I can purchase a WII FIT, please let me know. PHYLLIS will you check at your local stores in PA? I need one for the snowboarding game that I have bought Bella and Henry for Christmas. I don't know about you guys but I am behind! Anyway, hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and this will probably be my one and only post for the week, as I will not return from ATL until Sunday and we will be lighting the Manger Scene at church on Sunday night.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gingerbread House

I was hoping and praying that my dear sweet babysitter would have assembled the gingerbread house with the kids today while I was at work. Well, she was really considerate and saved it for the kids and I to complete tonight. I know this should be fun, but really.........It isn't! Of course, we are an impatient family and we did not want the walls of the gingerbread house to dry before we started decorating. I'm a little OCD and I just finally had to back off. Isabella said, "Forget it mom, You bought a cheap gingerbread house and that is why it will not stay together." Hello! I paid $9.99 for it. She wasn't sure if that was a lot or not so she did not comment. Henry absolutely loved it! He was so excited. He wants to eat it. I really don't care at this point.

The beginning.

The End

He is so Happy!

Is this a joke? Martha Stewart does not live here!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doctor and Dentist

Hen had a cavity filled at the dentist this morning. Instructions were, "DO NOT BITE YOUR LIP OR GUMS AND YOU CAN'T EAT FOR 2 HRS.". Hello, we know this! It isn't our first rodeo! Unfortunately this is our 2nd cavity. Anyway, he was NPO due to being medicated this juice, no food. Of course, he was thirsty and starving when we left the dentist. MOM, can I PLEASE have something to eat. Hum, well.....OK! I stop at McDonald's and get him a hash brown and instruct him to take tiny bites. Well, I stop at store to look at Christmas decorations and when I get Hen out of the back seat, I noticed his lip is swollen and looks as if it has been put in a meat grinder! "Henry, What did the dentist say?" "Do not chew on your lip". Well, then it starts. The crying and whining because his lip hurts. I'm sure it's my fault since I gave him the stupid hash brown. Why doesn't McDonald's serve grits? Anyway, we also went to allergy/asthma doctor. We just completed 20 days of AB and he is still congested. "HE NEEDS ALLERGY SHOTS!", said the DR. Ok, Ok, I'll talk with the husband. Henry is going to love this. He had a sinus x-ray and he was such a big boy. I am so proud of him. We ate lunch with ma-ma and then picked up big sister. First thing out of her mouth was, "What is wrong with your lip?". HELLO!

He doesn't look bothered by the swollen lip.

I have not bought one Christmas present for my children. I have got to get focused and start shopping. The month of December is going to be crazy, so I'm sure I will not have a lot of extra time. Bella and I are going to Atlanta the day after Thanksgiving. I haven't informed my husband nor my son yet. I'm sure they will be bird hunting the entire weekend. They probably will not even realize we have left.

Henry's Christmas List.
He wrote it himself. (I will interpret.)
1. Rifle 2. Gun 3. Four Wheeler 4. Computer
5. Puppy 6. Log Skidder 7. Excavator 8. Dump truck
9. JD Tractor 10. Front End Loader 11. Blue Tick Hound
Bella wants a GA Golf cart with a radio, Guitar Rock Band and Guitar Bedroom sheets/comforter from pottery barn teen. I'm sure she will come up with some more items. Neither of my children need one thing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

SURVEY. had this survey on her blog. It took me forever to complete this questionnaire and I have found that I am so boring. ITEMS IN BOLD APPLY TO ME.

I am 5′4 or shorter
I think I'm ugly.
I have many scars.
I wish my hair was a different color.
I have a tattoo.
I am self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/I've had braces.
I wear glasses.
I'd get/have gotten plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
I have freckles.

Family/Home Life:
I've sworn at my parents.
I've run away from home
I've been kicked out of the house.
My biological parents are together.
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I have children.

I've slipped out a "LOL" in a spoken conversation.-
Disney movies still make me cry.
I've snorted while laughing.
I've laughed so hard I've cried.
I've glued my hand to something.
I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
I've had my trousers rip in public.

I was born with a disease/impairment.
I've had stitches.
I've broken a bone.
I've had my tonsils removed.
I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
I've had serious surgery.
I've had chicken pox.

I've driven over 200 miles in one day.
I've been on a plane.
I've been to Canada. -
I've been to Niagara Falls.-
I've been to Japan.
I've been to Europe.-
I've been to Africa.

I've been lost in my city.
I've seen a shooting star.
I've wished on a shooting star.
I've seen a meteor shower.
I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
I've pushed all the buttons in a lift.
I've been to a casino.
I've been skydiving.-
I've gone skinny dipping -
I've played spin the bottle.-
I've crashed a car.-
I've been in a play. -
I've met someone in person from the Internet.
I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I've seen the Northern Lights.
I've sat on a roof top at night.
I've played chicken.
I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I've eaten Sushi.
I've been snowboarding.
I've been snow skiing.

I'm single.-
I'm in a relationship.-
I'm available.
I'm engaged.
I'm married.
I've gone on a blind date.
I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I've been divorced.
I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
I've kept something from a past relationship.

I've had a crush on someone of the same gender.
I've kissed a member of the same gender.
I've had sex with someone of the same gender.-
I've had sex with more than one person at the same time.-
I am a cuddler. -
I've been kissed in the rain.
I've hugged a stranger.
I have kissed a stranger.
I have had sex with a stranger.

I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't
I have lied to my parents about where I am.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I've cheated while playing a game.
I've cheated on a test.
I've driven through a red light.
I've witnessed a crime.
I've been in a fist fight.
I've been arrested.
I've shoplifted.

I've consumed alcohol.
I smoke pot.
I regularly drink.
I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
I've taken cough medicine when I wasn't sick.
I've done hard drugs.
I've been addicted to an illegal substance.
I can't swallow pills.

Mental health:
I have been diagnosed with depression.
I shut others out when I'm depressed.
I take anti-depressants.
I have had an eating disorder.
I've slept an entire day when I didn't need it.
I've hurt myself on purpose.
I'm addicted to self harm.
I've woken up crying.

I'm afraid of dying.
I hate funerals.-
I've seen someone dying.
I have attempted suicide.-
Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
Someone close to me has committed suicide.

I can sing well.
I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others too easily.
I watch the news.
I don't kill bugs.
I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for sake of being able to rhyme.
I swear regularly.
I am a morning person
I paid for my mobile phone ring tone.
I'm a snob about grammar.
I am a sports fanatic.
I play with my hair.
I have/had "x"s in my screen name.
I love being neat.
I love Spam.
I've copied more than 30 CD's in a day.
I bake well.
I don't know how to shoot a gun.
I am in love with love.-
I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
I eat fast food weekly.
I believe in ghosts.
I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
I am really ticklish.
I love white chocolate.
I bite my nails.
I play video games.
I'm good at remembering faces.
I'm good at remembering names.
I'm good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.