Thursday, August 4, 2011

Started my workout today

   I started the Biggest Loser game on the wii today. I started with a 4 week challenge on beginner. I am hoping I can stick to it. I need to get back into working out.
   On Tuesday I got the last bit of dental work done before my partial comes in on August 30th. I am wanting to transform into the new me that I am happier with. I was doing really well a few years ago then I had major marriage problems. I am an emotional eater so I let it get the best of me.
   I am getting hi lites in September for the 1st time. We are holding off until the sun is not as strong outside as to cut down on fade time. I got my hair cut in June so I won't need a hair cut for  a while.
   I need to get my sugar problem under control. I need to find better snacking options & portion control. I also stay away from artificial sweeteners so that limits a lot of the so called "diet" foods. I am need more veggies & fruits. I seem to forget about it once I buy it & then it ends up going bad :(

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

beware of making the mom mad.................

   My oldest has a friend of sorts I guess you would say. We will call her L. She is a grade higher than she is & they will both be in junior high together this year (Brooke will be a 7th grader).
   L has the bad habit of calling over a dozen times a day on Brooke's cell phone. Brooke has asked her to stop calling so much, will not answer the phone & has even turned her phone off.
   We were having some issues with Brooke yesterday & L was around with her mom. I asked her to please give Brooke some space for a few weeks. 2 hours later she was at my house again with her mom wanting Brooke.
   This did not make me happy since she would not respect my wishes. It was beyond hot here today & a trying day for me. Brooke was on her way to see her friend R when I went to get her & bring her home. She had taken the baby with her outside after we told her it was way to hot.
   I am dealing with her when L calls for about the 14th time that day. I finally answered it & said to not call again. When we got home R called wondering where she was. I told her to go ahead & answer the phone & let her know she would be not be there.
  I hear Brooke getting really upset & start yelling. It turns out L is there & saying that next time I answer "Brooke's phone" she will call the police. Well for starters Brooke is 12 so it is not her phone. She is not old enough for a job to pay for it nor can she enter a contract.
   I ask to talk to R. I ask about the current drama going on, R knows I have no tolerance for drama. I can hear L in the back ground ranting & raving like a lunatic. I told R Brooke was not going today but maybe she could tomorrow. I do not want her to be there if L is there. If she shows up & Brooke does not leave than she will not be allowed at her house anymore.
   I had been trying to block L's number but AT&T was having issues. I was able to get it blocked tonight though so hopefully that will cut down on the piddly junk. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mommy, mommy there's a bead in my nose

   These were the words my 4 year old just came crying at me. She had a small green bead in her left nostril. I tried holding one side of her nose & trying to blow it out. 
   I got the tweezers out but it was to far up to even try. I then thought of the chop stick in the kitchen drawer.  I had to give it a try because I did not want to end up in the ER at 11PM. I was pleased that it did the trick & pulled it far enough down so she could blow it out.
   I am hoping this teaches her a lesson about putting things in her nose or ears. I did stick a bean in my ear when I was younger & did not tell anyone. It started to hurt as it sprouted. I am just glad she told me right away so we could get it taken care of.
  That was my excitement for the night. She was not wanting to go to bed before that but now she is in bed on her way to sleep. I am hoping I can get some sleep of my own now. I have to be up early to go to the dentist in the morning.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yes Virginia, I am thinking about Christmas shopping

   I am trying to get a jump start on Christmas, especially since 3 of our daughters have winter birthdays. Their birthdays are 12/22, 2/8 & 3/4. 
   I will wait on most things for the older girls since their choices will change as they see stuff being released. I know some video games, movies & such I will get. 
   I am going back & forth about getting them MP3 players. We would have gotten them iPod Nanos but do not like the new design, we have an older generation that we love. I am not willing to put out over $250 a girl for touches. We do have 2 iPhones that will turn into touches but we will not want them carrying those around with them.
  Our youngest will be 1 in early March. The problem is after your 4th girl you run out of things to get that you don't have a version of all ready. I have a few things on my amazon list for her. Our oldest will be 12 1/2 by Christmas & just at that awkward stage to buy for. Our soon to be 11 year old still wants to be into things that I feel as getting to be to young for her. It is not that I want her to grow up to soon I just want to get things that will grow with her.
   I have talked to my sisters & they said our brother wants a PS2 for Christmas. I guess his ex wife threw his away or something like that. We are looking into getting him a used one from Gamestop. I am using my points from Myview survey site to get a $25 gift card to there to put towards it.
   I am saving my change to cash in at coin star for amazon codes for my sisters & mom. I also know we will take our points from our debit card & get gift cards for my dad & in laws. That just leaves my sister-n-law & her husband to figure out. 
   My mom & FIL have late Dec birthdays too plus my dad has a late Nov birthday. That time of year hits hard.  Starting in early Oct until March we have 10 birthdays not including all holiday spending.
   I also have to make our 6 stockings. DH is the worst to shop for. He is one of those people who basically wants for nothing & gets what he wants when he wants it. I am the same way. I do love makeup, books,  bath things, movies & video games though. That gives me lots of choices for my stockings. I end up getting DH things I know he will use (hair gel, body wash, gum, tylenol & such)