Thursday, November 27, 2008

Because a thankful heart is a happy heart!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well I'm at my moms so I have a limited amount of time on the computer, but I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all. And list a few things I'm thankful for this year.

I'm thankful for my hubs HWAG, I'm thankful that he's the main provider for our family and he always has and always will work hard to support his family. He knows me inside and out and he's still happy to be with me. He's been helping so much around the house, and he understands that sometimes I JUST NEED A BREAK.

I'm thankful for my 3 healthy babies.

I'm thankful for C2MM, I'm always so happy for the times I just get to talk to her. I love hearing how amazing she's doing in school, she wants to graduate from high school and that's so big. I'm thankful that she hasn't let her mom define who she is. I love that we haven't seen each other in so long but we still understand each other (the way other peeps just don't).

I'm thankful for my ABB. He's such an amazing little guy. He's so smart, I'm thankful that he loves going to school and he loves doing homework, and he loves that he's learning how to read (he makes things seem so easy). He's such a good big brother, he's always watching out for his little sisters. I love that he likes to spend alone time with me, because I love it too.

I'm thankful for my SOS. I love how sensitive she is, because she's sensitive to all things, So all the small things we do matter to her, I LOVE that. I love that she has a million and 1 puppies and they each have a name and are so well cared for. I'm thankful that she loves books and she loves to run, we are so much alike. I love that.

I'm thankful for my LLOL. She is always and I mean ALWAYS making me smile and laugh. Who knew that a 2 year old could be so much fun (by being so damn funny)? I'm thankful that she's such a sweet baby. I love that she loves when I just hold and hug on her, it makes my day so often. I love that she can't go to bed until her daddy gets home at night and gives her a big hug and kiss. I love that she loves my dad so much.

I'm thankful for my parents. I'm thankful that I have them and that I got to spend thanksgiving with them. I can call my mom any time and she's willing to talk to me (specially when I need it). I'm thankful that my dad is still here with us. I'm always glad for how much they love my kids, me and my hubs. I'm thankful for my moms cooking. Yummy!

I wanted to hear from you guy's, so if you want to share anything your thankful for please share it with me.

Here's one of my favorite veggie tales songs, it's so sweet

I thank God for this day,For the sun in the sky,For my mom and my dad,For my piece of apple pie!For our home on the ground,For His love that's all around,That's why I say thanks every day!Because a thankful heart is a happy heart!I'm glad for what I have, That's an easy way to start!For the love that He shares,'Cause He listens to my prayers,That's why I say thanks every day!

Say thanks everyday peeps, say it everyday. : P

Friday, November 14, 2008

Twilight Movie Countdown

Shamrock Christmas ornament

I saw this at Target, and I fell in love. I didn't buy it for myself cause I've NEVER bought myself an ornament but I want it. Hint hint
It's amazing I know.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

And it keeps getting younger, and younger

Me and HAWG and our 3 little ones went to Peter Piper Pizza this past Tuesday, what a fun time we had. Eating out is always clean and so easy when you have 3 under the age of 6....NOT! It seems to be a huge mess and hassle and completely tiring.

But what I really wanted to blog about was the kids who were sitting directly across from us, first off where the hell are kids parents these days???
So sitting next to us was a table of about ten or eleven 11 years old and some looked even younger then that, kids.....just babies to me. But obviously not to them or their parents, not only did they all look all "gangstered" out they all had cell phones that had to cost WAY more then mine, and they all sat there texting (so cool) right??

The thing that REALLY gets to me and that made me feel a million different emotions like sad, scared, unhappy, and other feelings I don't even know how to express was that three sets of them were boyfriend and girlfriend, who are not even just boyfriend and girlfriend (like the cute little kid stuff) but they are BOYFRIEND and GIRLFRIEND, the girls (not even developed yet) are sitting on the boys laps and they are making out....WTH!!

It makes me so sad for them, where are there parents and why aren't they explaining to there kids that things are supposed to be special (like your first kiss, and so on) you get my point, if these little babies are making out at 10 and 11 what the hell are we going to face when our kids get older. I'm scared and sad for me and my hubs do we really only have 5 or 6 years before we face this with our baby?? What do we do as parents? How do we make our kids understand (when every other kid out there is doing the things we don't want our kids to do)?

I just am shocked at how the world is corrupting our kids at younger and younger ages. It really does sadden me.

Me and HAWG both lived (WAY) different lives but we both were way late bloomers (on every scale) I definitely had the chance to be bad and I could have gotten away with having sex at a young age but I was sooo much of a tom boy and completely like duh about boyfriend, girlfriend stuff that I didn't fully understand or care about anything (like sex) until about 16. And my hubs had a completely different life where his parents just keep him extremely busy and sheltered that he couldn't do anything even if he wanted too.

I would hope that my kids are a little bit more outcast (I guess that's the word to use), if fitting in means them selling them selves short, then I don't want them to fit in. I want them to just be happy and sure of who they are and to not feel pressure where friends, girlfriends, sex and drugs and everything else is concerned. It's making me cry now just thinking about the evils we are up against as parents.

I guess like most parents I just want the best for my kids.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My first weigh in.

I can honestly say that this week I was surprised by the weight loss, but I did it!

I know I did okay I followed some of my rules or guidelines so to say...but not all of them and I wasn't consistent with any of them. : (
That's probably the laziness in me.

What I need to continue to work on
  • Write down everything I eat and drink
  • Drink 8 oz glass of water before every meal
  • Don't eat after 7 pm
  • Don't use my extra 35 points
  • Working out 180 min a week
  • Sit ups every week
  • Lose 38 pounds in 8 months

What I did great on but need to make sure I keep doing

  • Drinking 64 oz of water (some day's it's a lil less but not to much) I did great on it
  • I haven't had any soda well I had 3 glasses of diet all week and 2 glasses where coke zero which is considered water on WW
  • I used less salt (just a lil) I did good, I will continue to do good, and try to cut out a lil more

I wrote down everything I ate Mon-wed and I never went over my 25 points, the rest of the week I didn't write anything down. In my defence it was a crazy busy busy week.

I worked out about 75 min last week and did the sit ups Mon-wed the rest of the week wasn't so great on the working out.

I just really need to push myself to do harder and I will (try). I really want to lose this weight, oh my gosh I want to, I'm just an emotional eater and an emotional person so its really going to be a lot of work to break my habits, to bad I can't be a person that works out when I'm feeling emotional or an emotional organizer or something crazy like that, why do I have to love food.

Okay well here's my weigh in results

  • Starting weight-168.o
  • current weight-165.4
  • Total weight loss-2.6

I can do this!

I also wanted to say you can leave me comments. You don't have to have a blog spot account or write your name if you don't want to, you can comment under any name you want to or anonymously. thx

Friday, November 7, 2008

How close is too close?

I know I'm so cool people can't help but feel drawn to me. Totally joking!

But I have a serious question. How close is to close when you work for somebody? I technically work for myself but I get paid to watch peeps kids, I guess that means I work for them because If I didn't watch those kids I wouldn't get paid....duh!

Well one of the girls I work for is really pushing friendship, and at first I thought it was all cool and good and possibly we could be friends. I'm starting to think she's pushing friendship to try and take advantage of me. She's always trying to get out of paying me full price, which I freaking HATE.
My reasons would be I don't charge that much to begin with and I work my ass off to keep the kids clean, feed, happy and learning.

Now what? What do I do?

The other 2 couples I babysit for want friendship too, the only difference is I TRUST them, they never complain about the pay or ask how much they owe they just know what to pay, they don't try to get me to babysit Saturdays or holidays.
One of the couples even has given me more then what I ask on more then one occasion (for supplies or just because they know I work hard). I so love them by the way they are two of the coolest people I have ever met.

Even with all that said How close is too close?
I want to keep it professional, I want them to know I like them and I love there kids. How do I do this and what do I do?

Is it okay to go to birthday party's or out for ice cream and so on, or is that not okay. Is going out without the kids okay or is that a total NO?
I'm so lost. HELP!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Laying down some laws for some serious weight loss

Tomorrows Tuesday and I wasn't able to do Atkins at all, it's just not something that is practical in my life right now. I'm sad I wasn't able to lose a couple pounds before the picture, but I'm sure I will get over it at least I'm not the full weight I was this time last year. : )

Something more practical for me is doing weight watchers again. It's easy to follow and it's a life style change rather then a diet, the only reason why it didn't "work" for me the last time was because I didn't follow through with it.

So I started doing ww today, and I will continue to do it hopefully FOREVER!

I'm still at a weight of 168.0 (I know cause I weighed myself this morning). I will weigh myself every Monday. Any who that puts me at a total of 25 points allowed each day. With 35 extra points a week. I'm going to try hard to not use that extra 35 points.

Here's my plan Stan

  • weigh in every Monday (and only Monday's)
  • write down everything I eat and drink (for the first month at least)
  • drink 64 oz of water everyday
  • drink an 8 oz glass of water before every meal
  • don't eat after 7 pm
  • no soda (only diet)
  • use less salt (I'm a salt addict)
  • try not to use my weekly 35 (extra) points
  • work out 4 days a week for 45 minutes or 180 minutes a week
  • do 100 sit ups everyday
  • Lose 38 pounds in 8 months

When I look at that list it seems like a simple plan and super easy to follow. I'm not asking myself to do anything way crazy or unaccomplishable (is that even a word). I'm really looking forward to the weight loss and I think this will be a good plan for me. Well wish me luck again. I will try to write my accomplishments every Monday. Until then I guess I'm stuck with this weight. hahaha

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Here's some Halloween pictures.

We didn't know that ABB could wear a costume to school, until the last min. So we put together a costume really quick so he wouldn't feel left out, he went as a 50's kid. So cute.

And here's there costumes from Halloween night. ABB got best costume at 4 different houses. He was our "savings" like from the cox commercials. : P
SOS was a cow girl and LLOL was a Lady bug fairy, they all looked so freaking cute.

They had such a good night, It was so fun taking them trick or treating. SOS couldn't wait to get home and eat her candy and LLOL would wait tell everybody got candy and then she would tell the person k shut your door, I was like oh LLOL what are we going to do with you.

And after we got home we watched Spongebob Squarepants Halloween and ate candy, what a night.