Thursday, February 26, 2009

Two weeks with sick kids

I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 weeks.

We (as in mostly just the kids) have all been sick and I feel like I have no time or energy to blog right now.
So for now I have nothing interesting to say except sorry I haven't been blogging.

My daughters have bronchitis, well they had it last week anyway, I had to take them back to the doctors this week because my baby has 2 ear infections and pink eye, and when she checked them out she said they just have a common cold now.

My son had the stomach flu, and it started the day before Valentines. I hate when the kids miss out on holiday fun. : (

I'm feeling completely worn out (but haven't gotten sick.....Yet) I only say yet because I'm sure it's coming with the crappy way I'm feeling now.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Organizing, fly lady, and some other great stuff

Okay so everybody remember this post about my 2009 Goals. I mentioned something about getting my house and my daily routines and everything else organized, I didn't exactly know where or how to start this.

And then

I found this blog and she has listed some great way's to start decluttering and to start organizing and she also has a linky up that a whole list of people are linking up to and showing how they organize. It's amazing, what great help it has been to me. I haven't linked up to it but I don't have any great ideas like these peeps do. Oh how I do love seeing peoples tips and watching there rooms and houses transform. Which by the was she has a post up right now that cracks me up. I should mention that while we have been "cleaning house" we have found close to around 10 pairs of scissors.

While spying on peoples blogs one day I came across The Twins Mama. I just love her blog by the way. Any who she had posted one day about a Control Journal and she had pictures up of hers and I just knew that was how I was going to get some control in our lifes, I had never heard of a control journal before. And with the whole trying to organize your house and life this little tip came in handy cause for me some day's even the thought of figuring out how to get our house clean and organized made me a cranky momma but after reading her blog I went to google and typed in control journal and found And it is amazing she has everything you need on her site for starting your own control journal and for help with organizing and decluttering. And the best part is...................IT'S FREE!

I have to give a huge thanks to The Twins Mama for her blog that day, I wonder if she had any idea she was going to help a family who was truly out of control feel in control again. And props for flylady too!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My 500 & something weigh in but only my second post about it

Okay so I was checking out my weight blogs to make myself sad and to make sure I totally over eat at dinner tonight, which won't be anything new for me cause I'm pretty sure I over eat every night. I'm sad to say I haven't stuck to my goals at all, what's up with that Bahama mama! I'm also sad to say that I started this weight loss journey (for the second time) in November and gave myself 8 months to lose 38 pounds which should be a simple simple thing. But I haven't stayed on track with my weight watcher points or working out at all. I'm all over the place, some weeks I work out, some weeks I eat right, some weeks I do NOTHING.
I'm almost 199 % sure I want to lose this extra weight, but yet I sit and do nothing.

I sat on my bed yesterday (had a few min of alone time) and I looked at my wedding pictures and I just cried. So sad that they would make me cry sad tears but I look so skinny, that's right skinny, me skinny. My oldest was a year and a half and my youngest just a month old and in a months time I got myself down to a beautiful size 7, which yes that's skinny for me (I've always carried extra weight). I know I can lose the weight I did it twice before, three times if you count my freshmen year of high school when I was tired of being a size 13 so I joined the cross country team, soccer, and track team to get a cute little body. What is really keeping me from losing now?? Maybe I will have the answer within the next few weeks, I'm hoping it doesn't take longer then that to figure it out and get myself into better shape.

Here's my November goals and I'm sticking to them (maybe, I'm not changing them just yet, anyway)

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

4 months later and still at 165 pounds, 4 more months to go. I'm sure I can try to lose some of the weight in four months 4-5 pounds a month would be awesome, I am happy that I haven't gained any weight, I will (try) to post every Monday to keep you up dated on my progress.

So we will call Monday's MEASURE ME MONDAY'S I don't actually measure myself but we will be "measuring" my progress, so I thought that would be a cute name for it. If you want to do it with me you can comment your progress or comment and let me know your measuring your progress on your own blog. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND ME! Eat healthy and smaller meals, and get out and get some exercise.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dead Like Me: Life After Death

It's finally here and I can't wait to see it, in all actuality I probably can because I have been waiting for what, 4 years for them to bring the series back!

I've watched the trailer for it a couple million times and I have read about it (in hope that they would bring it back) since the series ended. And I am a little disappointed that Rube is no longer in it : (
And what's up with the new Daisy, really! She reminds me nothing of the old Daisy.
I'm becoming a critic and I haven't even seen the movie yet. Well wish me luck cause I have it and I'm going to watch it now and I want it to be good.
And y'all better go out and buy it and watch it and help it to make some money so they bring the series back. If you've never seen the show, go rent the seasons, whatever, just watch it. I like how this guy describes the show, how he says the shows a strange combo of the the cynical and the sentimental, you can read all of what he says here
You can watch the trailer for it here

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Have you ever cut your own hair?

Well my 4 year old daughter has and let me tell you, going in your room with a pair of scissors, sitting in a corner and cutting your bangs out of your face isn't such a good idea.

We (as in me) have been trying to grow her bangs out so she can tuck them behind her ear or wear them in a pony tail with the rest of her hair. The problem with SOS' hair is that her bangs start in the middle of her head so by the time all her bangs are cut she has a mullet, that's why I wanted to grow them out. She really does hate when they get in her face but they where almost to the length of fitting in a pony tail and now, which she totally doesn't understand, is that we are going to just end up growing them out again. Let's hope this time she doesn't get a hold of any scissors!

Speaking of hair.

LLOL has always had problems with her hair. She didn't have hair for so long then when it started coming in we where so excited because she's the only one with curly hair. But when she was about 18 months she started losing her hair just on one side of her head and we took her to the doctor and he said (in different words) you don't see this very often and said there was nothing we could do about it. So we cut off all her hair, so it wouldn't be so on even. Well now that it's getting long again we noticed that the side she didn't lose is curly and the side she did is completely straight. So much so that you can't straighten the curly side and you can curl the straight side. Nobody ever believes me until they see her so.........
Straight side

Curly side

As you can see it's really bad, well I had a wonderful idea to let my sisters she her and they would know exactly what to do considering they are both stylists, and all I got was wow I've never seen this, shave it off. Jaw dropping advice!! Should I really shave my almost 3 year old's head? That thought really does make me want to cry. But I'm sure as she gets older and she's rocking this crazy hair cut she will want to cry.......everyday!

And while we are talking about my kiddos

ABB is losing two more teeth, and he can't wait for the tooth fairy to come.