“Come on Cletus! It ain’t nuthin’ but a short walk. You might walk over, but you limpin’ back! I ain’t no easy win!”-The Nutty Professor
First let me say I’m not sure what got into the kids yesterday; I don’t know maybe it’s because David was home for a few days. Anyways yesterday they were in full swing of doing everything and anything to work my nerves. Ok not ALL day but most of it. So you can imagine by the end of it I was ready for David to come home and take over so I could a few minutes to myself. Since I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for dinner I thought I would go ahead and give the Monkey a bath-ok actually I was hoping David would call me before he left work so he could pick up a pizza. What can I say I had a rough day and didn’t feel like cooking. After the bath I decided to head down to the kitchen and see what I could figure out without having to do a lot of work, so guess what I came up with….spaghetti and meatballs. Did I mention that I just got done giving the Monkey a bath. Seriously what was I thinking-oh yeah that’s right I wasn’t because it didn’t dawn on me until I was pretty much done the mess he would make. And boy did he make a mess-all over the tray, his hands, and his mouth. And of course Sweet Pea kept looking at him and laughing because of the mess he was making and how he would eat one piece at a time. Luckily though it wasn’t in his hair so I didn’t have to give him another bath just a good sponge bath on his hands and face. So note to self next time I decide to make spaghetti make sure Monkey has not had a bath. Here’s hoping today is a much better day.
“Come on Cletus! It ain’t nuthin’ but a short walk. You might walk over, but you limpin’ back! I ain’t no easy win!”
“Just as he is sharing all of your adventures, others are sharing his. They were with him when he hid from the boys in the book store.”-The Neverending Story
See that little smiley up there? That has been me the past few days. I’ve decided to really get off my lazy but and start exercising. Here’s what I’ve been doing:
- Fri.- walked 1 3/4 mi (2 laps I jogged)
- Sat.- bike 25 min 5 mi
- Mon.- bike 20 min 4 mi
- Tues.-bike 30 min 5.5 mi
Ok so here’s my question when I say bike it’s a stationary bike, anyways do you think I’m getting a good enough workout to loose weight by doing this. I mean I know it’s good exercise and cardio but will I loose the weight as efficiently as if I was walking/jogging on a track. Either way I’m exercising and that’s a start, oh I’ve also started stretching and man that’s been kind of tough. So I guess you can say that I’m back on the weight loss challenge because I’m seriously determined to shed some pounds. Last bit of info. start weight was 166 lbs and now I’m 164 lbs. But it’s not because of exercise although it’s helped not putting on those 2 lbs. Ok wish me luck.
“Just as he is sharing all of your adventures, others are sharing his. They were with him when he hid from the boys in the book store.”
“Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.”-X-Men
Summer isn’t even officially over and Sweet Pea has outgrown just about everything in her closet. Near the end of May I had bought her new sandals and flip-flops, and now she has grown out of her shoes. But that’s not the only thing-her clothes as well. All of her t-shirts from last year are to small, along with all of her dresses. Anyways yesterday I made a list of clothes she needs and man the list is long-she basically needs a whole new wardrobe. However, the good thing is that Aug. 17 is our tax free weekend so that’s when I’m going to go shopping. And as you can imagine I’m pretty excited about because really any type of shopping is fun for me. Now for the not so fun part, well it could be-I need to take Sweet Pea to the store and find out exactly what her sizes are so when I do go shopping I’ll know and won’t have to guess. So my plan for tomorrow is 1. taking her to the movies (it’s the last one on the summer movie thing), 2. go have some lunch, and 3. Go to Target and possibly the mall to try on clothes. We’ll see how this all goes tomorrow. Have a happy Monday!
“Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.”
“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is”-Forrest Gump
I had a great day yesterday-my mil, her sister, and her mom and I went to the beach for the whole day. But the best part was that I didn’t have any kids with me. David said he didn’t mind watching the kids so I could get a break and just relax-how sweet. First we went to Pappasitos for lunch-omg there fajitas are the best, then we drove to the beach. And let me tell you what I did-absolutely nothing-I brought my mp3 and a good book and just layed on the beach doing that. It was great, but when we left the house I felt guilty and especially when we got there because I knew Sweet Pea would have had so much fun playing. So would have the Chunky Monkey but I would have spent the whole time chasing him that it wouldn’t have been much fun for anyone. But really I just needed a day to myself without chasing any kids and just having some time for me. After awhile we cleaned up and walked on the strand and then at a place called The Spot-umm wasn’t really impressed-I would have taken Sonic over it. And then by the time we got home it was about 10:30 p.m. and everyone was asleep-including David. Oh and did I mention that the living room was a mess; I’m talking toys everywhere and all the cushions off the couch-nice. So this morning I asked him how his day went and he said for the most part the kids were ok. And as you can imagine I’ve spent the morning cleaning up a bit, but as you can imagine the kids have already made their mess so really what’s the point. Today I’m just going to take it easy because I still feel like I’m in lazy beach mode.
“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is”
“Smile, you son of a bitch.”-Jaws
So I was cruising around blog world the other day when I came upon Musings of a Housewife and she had a meme that I hadn’t seen and thought I would do it so here it goes.
High School Spirit Meme
(black and gold-school colors)
1. Who was your best friend? Well I had two best friends in high school-Alissa and Bonnie
2. Did you play any sports? No I didn’t, instead I was a trainer so I could hang around a bunch of cute guys. But even though I didn’t play in school my friends and I played volleyball, and I would run around the neighborhood.
3. What kind of car did you drive? I drove a gold 1986 Honda Accord
4. It’s Friday night. Where were you? After the game we would go out and party.
5. Were you a party animal? OMG yes, that’s pretty much all I did during and even after high school.
6. Were you considered a flirt? Yes but I wasn’t the type to steal or mess around with someones guy-not my style.
7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir? No
8. Were you a nerd? No, but I wasn’t popular either. I guess you could say I was somewhere in the middle.
9. Were you ever suspended or expelled? Not in high school but I was in Jr. High. I think I spent a total of about a couple of months in and out I.S.S. (in school suspension)
10. Can you sing the fight song? No
11. Who was your favorite teacher? Coach Yeager
12. What was your school mascot? Panther
13. Did you go to the Prom? Yes and I had a blast even though by boyfriend had gotten a speeding ticket leaving the after party.
14. If you could go back, would you? No way!
15. What do you remember most about graduation? Throwing around beach balls and I a few people blew up some condoms and threw them around as well.
16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day? Hmmm, hanging out at a friends house getting drunk-I know bad girl.
17. Did you have a job your senior year? Yes, and it was my first job-I was a bank teller.
18. Where did you go most often for lunch? The snack bar.
19. Have you gained weight since then? Umm yeah I’ve gained a little to much weight.
20. What did you do after graduation? Moved in with my boyfriend and took a year off from school.
21. What year did you graduate? 1997
22. Who was your Senior Prom Date? His name was Ricky Stewart.
23. Are you going/did you go to your 10 year reunion? My 10 yr reunion is this coming August and I don’t think I’m going to go because really what is the point. To see a bunch of people who were fake then and probably are now or at least will be when they see their old friends-no thanks. Don’t get me wrong I had a little to much fun back then, and part of me is curious but I didn’t keep up with anyone except Alissa because well she was my one true friend. So in other words No I won’t be going.
“Smile, you son of a bitch.”
“If we’re caught, we’re gonna hang… But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.”-Young Guns
I’m sure I’ve said this before but around Mother’s Day we finally saw the cat that has been lurking around our house. Anyway she’s really cute and Sweet Pea decided to name her Sparkles. Well she’s an outside cat and she’s been coming and going as she pleases since we saw her. Oh and for awhile we thought she was pregnant but we found out that she was nursing but we never heard or saw her kittens. That was until Friday. Here she comes tramping back to come eat when I hear Sweet Pea “Mommy I see a little black cat and it’s ugly.” So I go look and don’t see anything and tell her if she sees it again to come get me-she does a few minutes later and sure enough it’s a black kitten and it’s really cute. Turns out it’s Sparkles baby but the kitten is still pretty skittish and it won’t let me near it. The weird thing is that since Sparkles and her baby have come to the house neither one of them have left which isn’t like her. Usually she would disappear for a few days (I’m sure to take care of her baby), and now she just lays on the porch like she owns the place. But now we’ve run into a problem our neighbors have these really mean dogs that eventually killed David’s dog about 6 months ago. Surprisingly his dog lived for about 10-13 years but in the end those mean dogs got him. Anyway I saw the ringleader snooping around our house which makes me mad and scared because of Sparkles and her kitten. I’m usually one who doesn’t believe in animal cruelty but I would so make an exception with these dogs. They really are mean and cruel and attacked my dog that I had a couple of years ago and well we never saw him again so who knows what happened. Anyway David and I are thinking of poisoning some meat-I know that sounds cruel but really they’ve killed one of our dogs we know for sure and the other we’ve speculated. And I really am an animal lover but not when it comes to a pack of mean dogs. Oh and the neighbors could care less and we live in the country so there are no fences and they can come and go as they please.
“If we’re caught, we’re gonna hang… But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.”
“God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.”-Because I Said So
You Are Summer!
I don’t really do these quizzes but some of them are funny and I thought what the heck. Now even though the adjectives describe me pretty well I couldn’t believe it said I’m summer. I HATE summer, I mean really HATE summer. But hey I’ll take what it says-so what are you?
Chris/Melanie-Thanks for showing me that table off of Amazon-it’s really cute. I like the idea of the paper roll on the end. But my fil said he could make me that same table for like $75-100 which would include everything. Then afterwards I’ll go to Wal-Mart or Target to get some crates to put underneath.
Tracy-I know what you mean about how stuff never looks as neat as it does in the pictures. That’s how our house is-toys everywhere, and like you I tend to be a neat freak. I pick toys up every day to only see it messed up again.
Ok please don’t take this the wrong way but only Catwoman commented on my Can You See My Hands? post. Maybe y’all missed it and if so I really think y’all should read it because it’s to funny to miss. Alright well I’m off to catch up on some of your blogs-have a good Monday.
For the past couple of days I’ve been searching the internet for ways to declutter the kids bedroom and playroom. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do I just know that something needs to be done. It’s not like toys are scattered all of the floor that you can’t see the carpet-although it feels like that. I just want to do something so it looks decent. With that being said I’ve also been wondering if I should get Sweet Pea an art desk or a table for her and the Monkey.
Here’s the art desk I was thinking of getting her. I really like it and there’s space for her to put her crayons and stuff but will she outgrow it to soon. I know Monkey could use it but I would hate to get it and then her be to big for it. The price for this is about $69 at Wal-Mart.
Now this is what I found in Pottery Barn Kids and I really like it. It’s definetly more than I want to spend but I like how they can both stand or sit at this table and how you can buy two carts to go underneath it for storage. Then this way they could both be at the table at the same time and hopefully although doubtful there will be no fighting. This is $269.
I am open to any and all suggestions because I really want to do something to make it look a little better. You know I don’t mind using storage bins but David thinks a toy box would look better. Ahhh who knows!
“God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.”
“I stocked your freezer. You now have enough meat to feed every guy who answers your ad.”-Must Love Dogs
I am hooked on this show called Ace of Cakes. I was up till 1 a.m. watching this show because the cakes they make are freakin awesome. Last night they showed them making a gumball machine with real bubble gum, a scrabble board, and a slot machine. If you haven’t checked this show out you really should because the cakes they make are awesome. And the funny thing is that they don’t look like your regular bakers-they’re edgy and cool and very talented. I mean these people use all kinds of unconventional things like blow torches and power tools. The owner is Duff Goldman and most of the people who work for him are his friends. Man I wish we had a place like that here but we don’t and they don’t ship cakes so unless you live in Baltimore, Maryland I guess you’re out of luck. Anyway checkout there website Charm City Cakes and there are all kinds of cakes there to look at, and if you want to watch the show go to Food Network and it will the list the dates and times.