Monday, March 29, 2010

Insomnia at it's finest

It's 2:40 in the morning and I can't sleep. What better time than now to test out writing a post from my iphone? I've already facebook stalked everyone who is interesting. I've caught up on all I missed on Twitter...well kinda. I haven't been very loyal to my Twitter so I'm pretty sure I've been forgotten by most. I'm not even on any cool lists anymore. :( anywhoodle posting this random nonsense reminds me of when Jake did a post from Sanders iphone....except since it's all out now that they aren't who they had claimed to be I wonder if he was just bored one night like me. So he made his post a whole lot more infesting than my ramblings. However, he was quite truthful when he said he couldn't proofread his post, it is quite difficult and I honestly don't feel like making the effort. :D

Random thoughts:

My kids are on vacation. We all lived through week one. One more to go...pray for us.

I have a huge bruise on my thigh. It's 2x3 and purple and disgusting. I was gonna post a picture...but then that would mean my thunder thighs would be on the internets for the world to see. Um yeah no.

I want Vanessa's banana pancakes in my belly right this second.

I probably lost anyone who was reading this post in the first sentence.

Should I be offended by people calling the MBP guys old when it turns out we're the same age? Haha. I wonder if I'd be a 4 on their scale since I'm chunky but funky? Actually I don't care.

I want to go to Disneyland. I want to have breakfast with the characters again. My niece just got an internship there. I'm so happy that she will be a Cali girl again for 5 months. She'll only be 1.5 hours away. Yippee!!!

I'm still not tired. :( I guess I'll watch some TV and clean up my DVR a bit.

Have a great week!!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hump Day Happies.....

Don't judge.  I have a new addiction. 

I know what you're thinking....Bingo is for old ladies.  You are right.  When we are there we are surrounded by old ladies....and old men.  It's great times.  We hang out, have coffee and a great breakfast for $5 and play Bingo for 2 hours.  Every once in a while one of us yells "BINGO" and walks away with $300 in cold hard cash and dirty looks from all the peeps around us who were 1 or 2 numbers away.  It's great times I tell you.  But you have to go with a fun group.  It makes all the difference.  

The funny part is we've made it a habit of going on Wednesdays which is 'Seniors Day' because my mom gets a free donut and orange juice.  They call us "girls".  When we come in they say to my mom "Hey brought your girls today, Hi girls!".  Sure beats going to the supermarket and being called ma'am.  :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The things I've learned...

I have officially been a stay at home mom, or SAHM if you will, for about 3 months.  I've learned a few things during this time....

1.  The days go by WAY faster when you aren't stuck at a job you hate. Time just flies and I never get it all done.  I mean look at how long it takes me to do a new post.  There still isn't enough time in my day to do it all.  I don't think there ever will be.  

2.  A house with 3 kids, 2 adults and 1 dog will never be clean.  It will never be a "showcase".  By the time I get everything cleaned up and put in order it's time for me to pick up the kids from school and then the tornado hits. I don't want to be the mom that is constantly making her kids clean up.  But we're getting better.  We're now at the 'won't be too embarrassed if company stops by stage.' ;) 

3.  10.5 years and 3 kids really messes up my dish and towel sets.  When we were first married everything matched.  All the towels looked nice and even folded in the linen closet and all my dishes matched up nice in the cupboard.  Now I don't think we have two towels that match each other so the stack of folded towels is always mismatched looking.  We have a crap load of plates but don't have more than 4 that match each other.  Don't even get me started on silverware.  ha! 

4.  I can't motivate myself to lose weight.  Even when I look at the photos of me and I get sad that it's gotten this bad.  I've let myself go.  :(   It makes me sad that I can't seem to do what I have to to get this weight off.  I walked/jogged the golf course a couple days each week, but I need to make it a habit.  I know this. 

5. I have a mean left hook.  An old friend of the family who is a trainer offered to train us girls at boxing.  There are 4 of us who go together every Friday.  Each time we go we get a little more comfortable with the process (and a little more sore from working so hard).  Last week he had us work on some combos...jabs, uppercuts, hooks.  None of this meant anything to me a few weeks ago, now it gets me all pumped up.  I love boxing.  LOVE IT!!! 

6.  Wood floors = endless sweeping and dusting.  For serious.  I guess with carpet I never noticed cause it was hidden and that grosses me out too.  I am way tired of cleaning though.  I also noticed that my hair falls out a lot.  In my bedroom there is a crazy amount of my hair on the floor when I sweep in there.  It's kinda I going to be bald?  

7.  My kids are awesome.  I didn't just learn this from being home.  I've known this for quite some time.  :D  But being home with them allows me to see that awesomeness in action.  Their teachers have nothing but great things to say about them.  They have lots of friends and the right kind of friends.  They work hard at school and do their very best in their sports.  I couldn't be more proud of them.       
8.  We won't be able to afford me staying home for long.  That makes me sad.  But the more and more I look at the savings account dwindling...the more I know I need to get back out there.  I went on my first interview a few weeks ago.  I didn't get the job and I wasn't sad.  But unless I find a way to make some money from home I'm going to have to head back to the work force soon.  We had said that I would only stay home a few months....but I was hoping to win the lotto or something. :D     

9.  You can't win the lotto if you don't buy tickets. DOH! :D  

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm a "winner"....

I won a raffle today.  A big important raffle.  A raffle a bunch of us entered, wished each other luck on and crossed our fingers that we wouldn't win.  I won a spot as a chaperone on B's classroom's overnight field trip aboard the Star of India.  

It's a beautiful ship and a great experience.  I would be okay with it if I wasn't such a wuss.  Seriously.  I am fine with no make-up, no bed, sleeping on a wooden deck floor, waking up at 5:30am.  I can handle it. However, I am an active watcher of Ghost Hunters.  I saw the episode they did.  The creepy voice saying "Get off my ship!". AH!!!  I mean there is a group that hosts ghost hunting trips on this boat.  Again, like I said, I'm a wuss.  I do not like things that go bump in the night.  I don't like hearing noises and not being able to shake the hubs awake and make him go check it out.  

B is super excited that I'll be on the ship with her.  So I'll tough it out for my baby girl.  I'll be super mommy and we'll have a great time.  But just so you all know...I might pee my pants if I see/hear anything scary...and I will totes blame it on one of the kids. :D