Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday Thoughts

My knee is killing me. The DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) really took a toll on me. I couldn't (still can't) bend my left knee when walking. When I was walking down the stairs carrying Mason, I fell. Luckily I was able to catch both of us on the railing before it got too ugly. Mason is okay, but since I couldn't bend my left knee it locked up on me and twisted. I already have problems with that knee so this just adds to it.

I had to get someone to cover my shift for Tuesday because Margie got the stomach bug that Mason and Mom had last week. Now I think I'm getting it because I am so nauseous.

I miss you so much! I want to wrap my arms around you and kiss you. I want to feel your arms around me. I miss your touch, your scent, your everything.

I wish Patrick knew how to pour me some root beer so I didn't have to get off the couch. Every time I move it hurts. Matt even offered me his cane yesterday, that's how bad I was limping from the DOMS.

We got some bad news today, and I'm hoping it somehow turns around.

I need new charms for my Pandora bracelet (sorry that was random, but a commercial for Jared just came on).

The DOMS from yesterday are setting in. In my triceps, traps, and neck.

The boys are already in bed and I think I am following them soon since I feel bad.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday Madness

Today (Sunday) I hit the gym for 90 minutes of moderate weight training. Mom and Matt came over this afternoon and helped me with the boys while I cleaned the apartment. I was able to get 90% of it done (still have dishes that need washing). I forgot I was on call tonight and when I remembered it turned out they needed me to come in. We had a floor set tonight and it was the first time I had my own section. I was the first one finished (imagine that) and I was also the only one the manager complimented directly. It was a good night. I am sore as heck though.

I am thinking about going to the gym tomorrow too. I have an appointment at 3:10 and I need to clean my car out.

Tuesday I work 12-3 and I am so not looking forward to the ugly weather. The wonderful Margie is watching the boys for me since Matt has a doctor's appointment. Gym today!

Wednesday is the surgery so I'll be at the hospital all day. I was on call Wednesday night but Joy and Sherial said there is NO WAY I am going in. Even if Rachel calls in sick, if I report for my call in shift I'm in trouble. They said I will NOT be working that night no matter what. I <3 them!!!!

Thursday--- IDK what's going on Thursday. I can't even remember if I work or not... I need to check that. I will be at the gym at some point in time.

Friday I think I work and of course I'll be in the gym. Maybe I'll do some baking tonight.

Saturday I'll hit the gym bright and early for some cardio then I think it's D&D weekend.

Random side note: I somehow managed to cut my finger open while I was giving the boys their bath tonight... IDK how I did it, but it hurts.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Boot camp was pure torture lol

We did lunges, squats, side lunges, reverse lunges, and sprints for cardio and worked abs, chest, back, shoulders, and arms for strength training. 

I never thought I'd be thankful for a dirty diaper, but when they came and got me to change Patrick I was relieved... until I went to walk down the stairs. I almost didn't make it. HA!

After boot camp I had my fitness assessment, but she didn't make me workout since I just finished her class. She said I did a good job and she can tell I know what I am doing. 

We made a work out plan and I'll be hitting the gym 6 days a week. I'll do 30-45 minutes of cardio each day and I'll change the routine up each time so I don't hit a plateau. I'll also do a full body workout 4 days a week. We're confident this is exactly what I need to achieve my goals.

I'm debating taking tomorrow off and starting the new routine on Monday. Give the muscles in my legs a chance to relax.

I have to say thought that even though I complain about the pain I love the way it feels... when you tear your muscles down to the point that you can't sit down, you just fall until you hit the chair. :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

I did it!!!

I had a little free time today and I walked my happy butt into 24 Hour Fitness and joined. I got an amazing deal too. As soon as I signed up I went home to change and get back up there and get started.

I did 30 minutes on the Total Body Crossramp on an incline between 3 and 5 and on a resistance of 3. It felt fantastic. I got my heart rate up to 180.

I cooled down doing 6 miles on the stationary bike. That was incredible.

Tomorrow I have boot camp at 11:00 followed by a fitness assessment at 12:00 and then working from 6:30-9:30. While I am looking forward to that, I'm a little worried as to what the boot camp entails. I was kind of thrown into it because the trainer I have my fitness assessment with was double booked with me and the class so she asked to take her class then stick around for the assessment.

The plan is a week of straight cardio, then a week of cardio and abs, then I'll start some low weight high rep weight training until my muscles are used to this again and then I'll start a High/Low routine.

Here's the stats again...

Weight when I first started the weight loss journey: 270 pounds
Weight when I gave birth to Mason: 263 pounds
Weight as of today: 206 pounds

I'll weigh in every Friday, I can't wait to see that scale move again. I will likely see a big loss again because I know I am holding water. I can see it in my ankles.

I'll keep you all posted on my progress. I hope to build a support system too since I don't have Bob working out with me.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This is my 200th post on here. I'm glad that it came today because I have big news to share...

After a long 2 year wait, my dad is finally getting his kidney transplant. Luckily for us my sister was a perfect match and she is going to donate a kidney to dad. The wait has been so long because my dad had to lose some weight to be sure he was healthy enough for the transplant. Since August he's lost 132 pounds.
Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday February 2nd at 11:00 am at Harris Methodist Fort Worth. My sister, Dana, will go in Tuesday night and they'll do her surgery and have her in recovery while they start dad's surgery. My dad is a police officer for a small town in West Texas, he has a wife, 4 kids, and 6 grandkids. Please keep him and my sister in your thoughts and prayers.

I will be taking the boys to Abilene on Tuesday (hopefully if I have the gas to get there) after work so I can be at the hospital with the family all day Wednesday. I'm on call Wednesday night so hopefully they don't need me since I'd go in right as dad's getting out of surgery.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thursday Thankfuls

Today I am thankful for...

  • My littles! I'm the luckiest mom in the world to have three beautiful/handsome babies. 
  • Cindy for meeting me for lunch Wednesday and for going to dinner with me tonight.
  • Crazy cheap clearance racks because now I don't feel bad that the new skirt is too tight to wear.
  • Cindy again for saying "You've lost weight since I last saw you"
  • The random stranger I gave a ride to Wednesday for keeping me busy and entertained. 
  • The one person out there that can always make me smile no matter the mood I am in. You've been so quiet lately and I miss you. IMYLM... ...ILYLC!!!
  • Ibuprofen because my tooth is killing me and I'd never get any sleep otherwise.
  • My kids going to bed early.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One of those days...

Let's start by saying I got two new piercings last week and they are still healing. I started the day out hitting one of them and it hurt pretty freaking bad.

I have one person in my contacts on my phone that I normally text all the time. They were having a bad day at work today so my phone was awfully quiet, this made me sad.

Patrick decided today would be a good day to pour juice on Mason's head every time I turn my back to him.

I met up with a friend this afternoon and we had milk and cookies so that was the best part of my day. :) IMYLM...

After milk and cookies the boys and I ran to the store where the bottom ball to my tongue ring came loose and got stuck in my throat. I was able to get it out.

Also during the trip to the store Mason decided he would like to throw the relish and it landed on my foot, and now I have a small cut on my toe.

As we're headed home, out of nowhere appears a freaking wheel barrow in the middle of the road. I had to swerve to keep from hitting it.

Then once I get on the freeway my trunk pops open for no reason at all.

When I get home Patrick decides he doesn't want to mind at all and enjoys throwing toys all over the place.

I hit the other piercing at this point and it still freaking hurts. Not to mention my tooth is killing me.

In other news I chose my product for my review so stay tuned for that coming up sometime in the beginning of February depending on how soon it gets here. I also have it on good authority that I am expecting something else in the mail soon. THAT is what I am looking forward to the most. I can't wait to see what it is.

I managed to get both boys to bed early so I am off to dreamland myself. Imagine that... Me in bed before 10:00. Hope I can actually get to sleep (without crying).

Monday, January 24, 2011

Life as a "single" mother

I HATE HATE HATE the question "so what DO you do all day". You want to know what I do all day? Let me tell you what I do all day! This blog is what a typical work day looks like for me.

I get up between 5:00 and 5:30 am for some quiet mommy time.
Sometime between 6:00 and 7:00 am one or both boys wake up.
As soon as Patrick gets up it's time to try to use the potty and we all brush our teeth and get dressed.
As soon as both boys are up it's time to eat. I make Patrick's cereal and feed Mason while he eats.
I clean up the breakfast mess while Mason plays and Patrick watches Mickey Mouse.
Mason goes back down for a nap and Patrick and I build houses with his Legos (he isn't allowed to play with them when Mason is awake) and watch Playhouse Disney.
I also get some cleaning done at this time.
As soon as Mason wakes from his nap it's lunch time.
After lunch we read and do some coloring or other crafty project.
Around 4:00 I hope for another nap out of Mason so I can get a shower before work.
Mom and Matt get here between 5:00 and 6:00 depending on when I need to be at work. We discuss how the boys are doing that day and what's for dinner.
Between 6:00 and 6:30 I'm at work until 9:30 (later if we have a floor set).
I get home to relieve Mom and Matt and if I'm lucky and both boys are sleeping I heat up whatever is left from dinner.
I sit down to write my blog for the next day and watch a little tv and I end up falling asleep on the couch (it's less lonely than sleeping in a bed alone)
Sometime around 2:00 am I wake up and get in the bed so I can hear Mason when he wakes up.
This is normally when I break down and start crying because I miss him and wish he was here with me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday Madness

Not too much going on today. Lunch maybe? I hope so! Something interesting about today? Two months ago I got a text message that took me completely by surprise (in a good way). Up until last week I had that text saved in my phone. I'm sad it wasn't able to be transferred to my new phone.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be pretty laid back days. I'm off both days, but I'll be cleaning the apartment and I have a couple errands I need to run.

Thursday is bill day (YAY... or not) and I work at noon. Thursday night the boys and I may go to Lewisville to go to dinner with Cindy, Andy, and Phoebe.

Friday night Bob will be home for the weekend. Well really he'll be home for Saturday since he leaves Sunday morning before we wake up.

I work all weekend so that's about it for the week. I'm thinking I need to change the Monday blog post up again because my weekly madness has calmed down quite a bit.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time For a Review!!!! CSN Stores Review

What's CSN stores?
Well let me tell you...
CSN is a website you can visit that offers products from over 200 stores in one place. You can get everything from swing sets for kids to blankets.  If you remember my last CSN stores review I reviewed The Melissa and Doug stacking rings and the Melissa and Doug alphabet letters.

What will I review this time???

Maybe I'll choose the super hot zebra patterned bedding...

But if you want to know what I choose to review you'll have to stay tuned right here to find out. Now head on over to CSN and check out all the amazing products you can get without having to bounce from site to site.


That's pretty much how I feel right now. A bunch of us went out last night and the night started out good. I had two margaritas at the piano bar... ugh I can't even think straight to blog. 3 hours of sleep is no where near enough after a night like that.

I really hope they don't need me at work today when I report for my call in shift. Today is D&D day and I hope I can concentrate enough to play. Someone please tell my kids to go back to bed so I can get some more sleep...

Hey, the good news is I was having such a good time I didn't send any drunk texts. Or I guess that could be bad news depending on who you are.

The evening went a lot better than I anticipated. :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday Randoms...

Edited to add: I miss those little "thinking of you" texts. They always bring a smile to my face, but it's been a while since I received one. IMYLM... ...ILYLC!

Thursday started out being a wonderful day. I was excited, and anxious. It ended up being a pretty awful day.

Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself. I know what the outcome is going to be, but yet I still get myself worked up.

I wish Lindsey didn't live so far away, she's the only one that really understands, and it's just not the same talking over a text message. I really need to go see her... SOON!!!!

I wish I was able to be 100% open on here. I have so much I want to say, but I can't.

I've been sleeping on the couch for the past two weeks because I can't deal with the empty bed anymore.

I cry myself to sleep every night because it hurts so much.

I've been thinking about getting a second job to keep myself busy, but I don't know if Mom and Matt would be willing to keep the boys more often.

I don't know what I am going to do when Matt goes back on the road. I suppose I will have to quit Gymboree and go back to being a Stay-At-Home mom. He was originally supposed to go back next month, but I don't know if that is still a go or not.

I feel like Bob and I aren't on the same page when it comes to what we want out of life. I also haven't talked to him about this because we rarely see each other and when he is home we usually have 900 things to do while he's here.

It's nights like this that make me want to knock on the neighbor's door and ask him for a cigarette, but I won't. As much as I want to... I won't...

I wish I had the ability to see into the future, but at the same time I wonder if I really want to know how things will progress.

Everybody around me is sick, but you know what really sucks? When you have two sick kids, and you're sick, and yet you have to just get over it because there is nobody there to help you. You know what I do when I'm sick? I change diapers, I make breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I wash dishes, I vacuum the floor, I pick up toys, I give baths, I clean the tub, sink, and toilet, I grocery shop, and at the end of the day I give hugs, kisses, and cuddles to my boys before I put them to bed.

Does anyone ask how I'm feeling? Sure, my co-workers do. Does my husband? Nope... he asks how the boys are, but not one time has he asked how I am. When he's sick I check on him to make sure he's doing okay, the day after he's sick I ask him how he's feeling. Is it so hard to return the favor now and then?

Now that I've done my woe is me post (Maybe I should change Friday Randoms to Woe is Me Friday) it's time for a picture that is sure to cheer anyone up...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday Thankfuls

This week I am thankful for...

  • Having lots of time off work. I've been able to recover from District Meeting and this never ending sickness. 
  • My mom and Matt for taking me to get a new phone today. Mine completely died. Luckily it was under warranty and they had a replacement in the back.
  • Lindsey, because when I have potentially REALLY HUGE NEWS you always answer my texts
  • My husband, for not freaking totally the eff out last night when I sent you that picture
  • My mom, again, for watching the boys Friday night so I can go out and enjoy myself.
  • Bethany, for watching the boys Saturday so I can play D&D (or work depending on how the day goes).
  • Cindy, for not being upset with me for bailing on you for Friday night. And for understanding
  • Redbox, for allowing me the opportunity to see freaking awesome movies for cheap :)
  • My blog readers, for continuing to read my blog and vote for us on Picket Fence.
  • YOU!!! You know who you are and I am eternally thankful for you. IMYLM 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So much has happened in a short amount of time

3 months ago I was living in Lewisville, Bob was working on the Orange Line. I had to drive to Rendon to pick my mom and Matt up to take him to his first appointment here after his accident. On the way I stopped at Starbucks. While at Starbucks I met a really great person who would become an important part of my life. ILYLC!!!!

In the past three months I've moved to Abilene, moved to Arlington, started a new job, met new people, made new friends. Bob changed jobs and moved to Brownsville and now goes back and forth between Brownsville and Eagle Pass. Mason became a toddler and learned to walk.

It's just the boys and I when Bob isn't home (he gets to come home every other weekend). It's hard and it gets lonely. Some nights are worse than others. The days aren't so bad because I'm usually able to keep busy.

There is so much more I want to say about the past three months, but I can't... not yet. I don't think I could put it into words anyway. It's such a jumbled mess of emotions. If you could read my thoughts for a minute you'd be like "dang girl, you're a mess". LOL

Tuesday Thoughts

I feel like crap. I still can't breathe. I'm going on a full week of this stupid crap and it's getting quite annoying.

I REALLY need to clean the apartment. It's been taken over by a couple of toddlers.


It's barely 8:00 am and I'm already ready for it to be lunch time

Cindy and I aren't going to the movies Friday because her DH has to work all day and I have plans that night. We're hoping to go next week instead.

My new Bath Junkie shower gel and lotion smells soooo good. I did a mixture of Spring Fling, Summer Sorbet, and Coconut. And I made it pink :)

It makes my skin really soft too.

I've been thinking about going tanning again. I used to go all the time, but haven't been in over four years.

I am starving, but I have no desire to eat because I feel bad.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Madness

This week is going to be pretty easy and uneventful for the most part. I work today from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. That's pretty much it... I'm on call Tuesday and Saturday. If I don't get called in on Saturday then I'll be playing Dungeons and Dragons. I have a movie date sometime Friday with Cindy to see No Strings Attached. Bob doesn't come home this weekend so it will just be the boys and myself all week. I'm sure I can talk someone in to a couple lunch dates to keep me busy this week.

In other news...
We're all sick again. Patrick and Mason both got the stomach bug that was floating around the daycare at District Meeting. Mason slept 90% of the day yesterday and only ate some carrots and a little bit of cereal. I kept him pumped with water so he stayed hydrated. Bob was feeling sick to his stomach before he left yesterday as well. Seems the stomach bug missed me, but I ended up with chapped lips, a sore throat (which is gone now thankfully), and I can't breathe because I have so much sinus pressure I feel like my head is going to pop. Cute huh?

Maybe I'll occupy a little of my time this week and go buy a new dice bag. The seam in mine split and since my sewing machine broke before we left Lewisville I haven't been able to fix it. Maybe I'll use my free time to tackle this ever growing mountain of toys that has taken over the corner of my living room.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

District Meeting Recap

Wednesday night was the welcome social. We gathered in the atrium and were introduced to the first time attendees. I was able to catch up with some of my fellow spouses along with quite a few employees. I met some people for the first time.

Thursday morning the spouses gathered downstairs for breakfast...

After breakfast we participated in the "Kiewit Ranch" which was a team building event where we were split into teams (my team being the yellow team) and competed against other teams to win fake money that would come into play later in the day. After everyone was finished with the stations we used our funny money to "go shopping" to buy silly clothes that we would need for later in the afternoon.

Danielle was a good sport, being our model...

After we had our outfit picked out and our model dressed the real fun began...

Each team had to come up with their own version of a can can dance and perform it for all the other teams and three judges. Ours is quite embarrassing so you won't be seeing any of the other pictures and for sure you won't be seeing the video.

Thursday night was Thorn's Biergarten...
Where they did the Chicken Dance...         WAY.TOO.MANY.TIMES!!!!!!

Friday morning the spouses were able to choose between breakfast with the employees or room service. I chose room service since my employee wasn't there. It was an incredible breakfast. After breakfast I had an appointment at 9:50 for the pampered spouse event. We got 20 minute massages and free goodies from Bath Junkie. We had raffles and a wonderful lunch. We also had a full open bar starting at 8:30 am lol 

Friday night Bob made it in time for dinner, which was great!!! The night time entertainment Friday was "Kiewit Goes Global" 

All in all it was a great time. There were some embarrassing moments and I did get spit on by one of the "BETA" teenagers, and there was a stomach bug going around the daycare, but it was good fun still.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Swagbucks is the Community That Pays

I've been honored with the chance to be part of the Swagbucks Blogging Program. I am grateful I am able to bring fun and exciting Swagbucks related posts to my readers.

Today we are talking about the new, Free Games Swagbucks offers to their members.  The games go live today for all Swagbucks members. I've been honored with the the chance to try these games out through a special beta program.

There are puzzle games, word games, arcade games. You can play for free for the chance to win swagbucks or you can enter tournaments (this costs swagbucks) to win more swagbucks.  The games seem to be running well and I did not experience any bugs while I was playing. I was able to try out most of the games at least once to get a good idea of how things work. My favorite being the puzzle games. I entered a couple of tournaments and came in third place on one of them. All of the games I was able to try out appear to be user friendly with good graphics, great sounds, and easy controls.

Have no idea what Swagbucks are? If you click the first link in this post it will take you to the how it works page. Basically Swagbucks is a search engine, similar to other search engines, only with Swagbucks you have an opportunity to earn Swagbucks. You can then redeem them in the Swag Store where you can earn things like Amazon gift cards, jewelry, clothing, office supplies etc.

For today only, if you sign up (click on Free Games at the beginning of the post) for swagbucks you have a chance to start off with bonus swagbucks. Enter the code SBGames (case sensitive) in the code box during sign up and you'll get 30 swagbucks added to your account. Add that to the 30 Swagbucks everybody gets for signing up already and you start out with 60 swagbucks. That's awesome!!!!

From Swagbucks: Please be aware that this is a Flash-based games portal that we've enlisted some outside developers to create with us.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Time Has Come...

I likely won't be blogging for the next couple days unless I do it from my phone.  Tomorrow night will be the beginning of District Meeting. It's going to be weird without Bob there, but I am excited to see all my fellow spouses.

In honor of Wordless Wednesday here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

First snow of the season :)

Patrick with the WTE Born in September 2007 Traveling Teddy. He's been traveling since the babies were 9 months old. The are all 3 years old now.

Monday, January 10, 2011

This Time I Mean It!!!

I'm giving myself one more week. District Meeting is coming up tomorrow and because I know how much food and alcohol I will consume I am giving myself until after DM.

Starting Monday it's all over. It's time to stop this horrible way I've been living. I would like to do a no carb week, but I don't know if my body is still in the stage of being able to pull that off without what little energy I do have suffering. So I'll aim for a week, but take it a day at a time. I'd also like to do a week with no caffeine and no alcohol. Can I pull off all three at once???

I'll be buying a new scale and I'll take my measurements. I'll do a body fat assessment. Well I'll have this information already because I have to get my health screen at District Meeting.

There is going to be a lot of chicken and fish in my future. Along with lots and lots of fiber. I may even do a cleanse and I'll start my Lipo 6 Black... again.

I need to do this for me...for my kids.


Monday Madness

Sunday night at work was brutal. We were out of there before 11, but we didn't finish. The store looks horrible. The only reason we left is because we had too many people and went WAY over our labor for the night.

I am off on Monday. I will be hanging out at home with the boys. Hmmm I wonder if I can find someone who wants to join me for lunch... I will probably do some cleaning as well, and packing.

Tuesday I work from noon until 3. My mom and Matt are keeping the boys longer so I can get my nails done after work.

Wednesday is going to be a lazy day most of the day. Wednesday night is night one of District Meeting. It's the welcome social.

Thursday and Friday look like this:

Saturday will be a day of recovering from the above. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Feel Like a New Woman

Since starting at Gymbroee (December 6th) I've been too exhausted to function most days. With Bob gone all the time it's even harder because I can't just go lay down, take a nap, or sleep in while he watches the boys.  Most of the time when the boys are napping I'm either on the computer or doing other things that make me even more tired.

After playing an exciting game of Dungeons and Dragons yesterday (There you have it... I just admitted my inner geek on the blog... for the whole world to see... and I don't care <3), I picked the boys up from my friend Margie's house and they were both exhausted when we got home. I put them both to bed, changed clothes, washed my face, laid down on the couch and I was out by 9:00. Granted it was broken sleep because I was in a little bit of pain and I was texting my mom and my best friend, but it was incredible. I woke up around 2 am and turned everything off and went to bed. Now here I am at 6:00 feeling better than I've felt in a long time and I'm ready to take on whatever life throws at me today.

On the agenda for the day: I have to get stuff for my mom and Matt to make burgers for dinner tonight. I'm working at 6 and I'm hoping we get out of there before midnight. We have New Line tonight and we just don't have enough room in the store for anything else so the organizational part of the night is going to be brutal. I am totally going to be rocking some sweats, a t shirt, tennis shoes, and my ipod. I really need to do my laundry, but I haven't taken that task on while I have the boys solo yet. I've gotten lucky with the holidays and Bob being home so much, but that's all changing now and I'm not sure how I am going to get the clothes to the laundry room with two boys in tow. *sigh*

Okay, I am going back to sleep now :) I just had to post my blog since I didn't get a chance to post it last night.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Change of Plans

Bob texts me today and tells me to call him ASAP. Turns out the Eagle Pass job has too much work going on so they are not shutting down for District Meeting. Which means Bob has to stay there. I was so upset. See, as a spouse I look forward to DM every year. It's the only chance we have to catch up with our other spouse friends from different projects. We only see each other once a year.

After a phone call to Carlos it has been decided that I will go to DM by myself this year. As secretary of the KFS (Kiewit Family Support) Group, I should probably be there to answer any questions since our president is Central District and won't be attending our Spouse Functions.

It's going to be awkward without Bob there, but I'm sure I can find someone to hang out and drink with (a lot of people probably). I know the survey spouses will let me tag a long. :)

This also means I am going to have a HUUUUGE bed all to myself. I am looking forward to that the most.

Friday Randoms...

My neighbors have a REALLY squeaky bed. I can hear it the whole time they are doing their thing... eww

Speaking of that... there are a couple cats doing their thing outside my window right now and I'm pretty sure that sound is more annoying than my neighbors' squeaky bed. Double ewww

5 days until District Meeting!!!!! Bring on the fun!

I found someone willing to go see No Strings Attached with me in two weeks. Hello girls' night... it's been a while.

I am looking forward to tomorrow :)

I still love him and miss him!!!

My mommy cooked, and washed my dishes again when she watched the boys last night. IDK what I am going to do when she moves and starts watching them at her house.

I need to buy a tie for Bob, and he has to have the most random colored shirt so it's hard to find a tie that goes with it.

I need to get my nails done!!!

I need to do laundry...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thursday Thankfuls

Today I am thankful for YOU!!!

I miss you (like mad) and I love you (like crazy)!!! I want your face to be the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. I wish you were here with me always. I love you more than you'll ever know.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I love this little man more than words can describe. He and his brother and sister are my whole world.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Tuesday Thoughts

Working 6:30-9:30

I'm watching The Craigslist Killer right now and it's pretty crazy. I had to close the window and lock the door lol.

Mason's doctor's appointment went well today. He weighs 21 lbs and is 29 inches long. He's in the 25% for weight and height and in the 95% for his head size. He's right on track developmentally. He got three shots and blood work.

Today is going to be a good day... I can feel it ;)

My hair smells good... totally random observation

Natalie got released from the hospital on her birthday (my brother's girlfriend)

I am sooooo ready for next week... District meeting, seeing friends we haven't seen since last year, three nights of open bar, Pampered Spouse event, Kiewit swag (that's the first time I've mentioned the company name on the blog, but I figure my stalkers already know the company name so why keep it quiet now). Rumor has it there will be a raffle for an iPad. I want to win that!!!!! The spouses are getting a "surprise" after the Kiewit Ranch event. I can't wait to see what it is. Last year we each got a pair of New Balance running shoes. They had a bunch of New Balance experts come in and we took over a foyer of the hotel and we all got fitted for our new shoes. It was awesome. The boys will be in child care from about 7 am until midnight or so.

I need to get my nails done sometime this week. I just don't know how I want them done.

Today is the first day in about 2 weeks that my throat hasn't hurt and I hope this means I am finally over the cold from hell. Now if my lips would not be chapped anymore I'd be good to go.

I've started saving up for my tattoo. I know where I want to go, and I think I know what I want. Now I just have to get a quote on a price.

Monday Madness

I have a feeling this week is going to be crazy...

Monday Mason has a doctor appointment at 9:00 in Highland Village. I am off so hopefully I'll be able to take a nap and recover from Sunday.

Tuesday I work 6:30-9:30 and I have to take our District Meeting clothes to the cleaners so they are ready to go for next week.

Wednesday I am off, again hoping I can catch up on some sleep.

Thursday is bill paying day...YAY (or not) and I work 6:30-9:30 again.

Friday I'll do last minute shopping for District Meeting and maybe make a trip to Abilene to pick up Bob's ties, belt, and cuff links. I'm on call this day though so it will depend on if I am needed at work or not.

Saturday... TBD

Sunday I probably work, but I won't know until Wednesday.

Okay, so this week doesn't sound as crazy as I thought it would, but I am tired and sore and STILL sick.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And let the day from hell begin...

I think this will be the first time I've openly complained about Bob on the blog, but it's getting to the point if I don't then I may explode on him....

First I am SICK!!!! I can't function in the slightest. I have inventory at work today. We are manned 100% which means nobody can call in (if they still want a job). I figure I could easily sleep until 7:30, get the boys ready, get breakfast, get to mom's, and to work well before 9:00 for my first shift.

Not so much... Bob leaves at 5 and then calls me because he can't figure out the ATM...yeah REALLY! Once he finally gets that figured out we realize the insurance payment came out last night and there wasn't as much in there as he thought there was. He starts bitching right away. He can't live off $230 a week but he expects his wife and kids to live of less than that once all the bills are paid.

I swear if it weren't for me, he'd be homeless, jobless, and broke. I don't know how he ever functioned when he was single. I feel like I have 4 kids not 3 kids and a husband.

So now that I've gotten that out...

Yesterday was a good day (until I got home). I had fun with some friends. I look forward to these days. If you would have told me three months ago that I'd enjoy these days I'd of laughed at you and said you were crazy. But I do enjoy these days I enjoy them a lot...


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

2010 was a pretty decent year. We had some bad luck, but we also had some good times.

In April we were able to attend the Ronnie Coleman Classic and I was able to meet the Tx/Ok WTE January moms. In June of course we escaped the Valley and moved to Lewisville. We celebrated our 6 year anniversary on June 25th, but Nana also had her heart attack and had 5 stents inserted. In August Matt had his accident and we celebrated Patrick's 3rd birthday in September. October started out great. I met the person that would become an important part in my life, someone who I can honestly call my best friend, but October ended on a bad note with my having to move to Abilene. November came and I turned 27, and was able to get out of Abilene. Of course there was the incident that happened the day we moved, but all in all it was a good month. In December I started working at Gymboree, I made new friends, my uncle got married, Austin and Natalie had their accident, and we celebrated Mason's first birthday.

Coming up in 2011...
We have District Meeting coming up soon. Hopefully come March I will be back in the gym. The bestie, Lindsey will have a baby!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for her and Curtis, but I have to admit I have MAJOR baby fever going on... working at Gymboree is not helping either lol. I don't guess we have anything else planned for 2011 right now. I KNOW it is going to be a great year though. :)

I hope each of you have an amazing 2011 full of fun times, good friends, and perfect health.