May 29, 2009


...for a different kind of girl posted this today. Had me cracking up! you may have to scroll to the top when you open it up. I love a child's mind.

and I really love a mother's sense of humor

The Ocean

So...if you know me, you know I am the BIGGEST sissy you will ever meet in your life. I am terrified of bugs, and well just all things that are yucky. Last year we took the kids to Coco Beach for the day before we headed back from our Disney trip. I was completey terrified of the little yellow crabs that live in the sand and keep popping up. I really can't even describe to you the feeling I had inside while watching these things literally come out of nowhere. I wouldn't get in the ocean because I was scared of the fish swimming around and jellyfish that The Man kept telling me about.

And now we are going for a whole week. I am excited for the trip, but absolutely terrified of the ocean and all the things in it. So i have found a solution. Ready??

Yep...I'm going to find me a wet suit. That way...I can't FEEL anything as it swims by me. And as for the crabs in the sand. I'm going to get a beach chair that is up off the ground.

May 27, 2009

24 days and counting

The beach is just ahead...I can almost feel it. 24 days until we leave for the beach. I am so excited to spend a week with nothing that we HAVE to do. Just have fun and be a family. I am consumed with a million thoughts for pictures to take. I have decided that I am going to focus on getting a good sillouette picture at sunset for over our mantle. Several of the blogs I follow have been talking about printing pictures on canvas and I am COMPLETELY in love with that idea. I cannot tell you how excited I am.

Sports are ALMOST over. We are so close. This is the final week and boy are we going out with a bang. Last night The Boy had a choir concert and had to miss the baseball game, which actually got cancelled due to the weather. Tonight he has a baseball game at 8. Tomorrow he has a band concert at 6. I think there is something Friday, but I have NO idea what it is. Saturday we have a softball trophy parade thingy and a soccer game. Sunday we have a soccer game and after season party. See...I'm exhausted just writing it all down.

OK, back to work. Still hectic, a little stressful, but still SO much better than the previous place.

May 22, 2009


Stress is a funny thing. I will be the first person to tell you, I spend most of my days stressed out. Stressed about things that matter and a lot of stuff that doesn't. I stress over my stress. But recently, I got out of a bad situation at work and have a great vacation to look forward to. I actually feel relatively un-stressed. But my body tells me otherwise. The last three days have been miserable, physically. I have had 3 cold sores, the skin on my face has hurt, a headache that won't go away, and a super sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and right side of my head. It's been very uncomfortable but I have really tried to not say too much. I am tired of hearing myself complain, I can only imagine what The Man thinks everytime I complain about something new hurting.

I am also one of the WORST people about going to the dr. But today as I sat at my desk and just wanted to cry because the pain in my ear was unbearable, I thought "this is stupid, just go to the dr and get some medicine, you obviously have an ear infection". So I called and they were able to get me in today (yeah!). Apparently the virus that causes the cold sores lives in your nerve endings and is exacerbated by stress and fatigue. All the other stuff, the skin, the stabbing pains...all that is connected. It is just my nerve endings in my face and head freakin' out a little bit.

The funny thing is...I really don't feel that stressed out. Really! Maybe it is a lasting effect from the job i just left??? Who knows.

Fortunately, we don't have too much going on this weekend so I think I'm just going to focus on homework and getting the house cleaned. There is nothing else that HAS to be done. Next that's a different story altogether.

Ice Pick

Will someone PLEASE pull the flippin' icepick out of the side of my head. 3 days...really? who has a headache like this for three flippin' days?

May 21, 2009

OK, seriously

All good intentions of a diet went to the wayside this week. MUST get back to it. Had a healthy lunch today but ruined it with a yummy dr. pepper. I couldn't help it, it was a GOOD one. You know sometimes fountain drinks taste better than others. And this Dr. Pepper was a REALLY good one.

Don't think i have anything going on tonight so after I fix dinner and The Man gets home (another late night) we are going for another walk. I really need to be walking 4 miles, but I'm not sure I am quite ready for that just yet. We'll see. I only did one mile the other night and honestly i'm not even really sure it was worth it. HAVE to get on some sort of plan. You know that commercial for Walmart and all their different diet products where the woman is putting up laundry and see's her swimsuit in the drawer....yeah, that's me. OH BOY!

May 19, 2009

to eat or not to eat...

that is the question...or really just the situation.

several years ago, I was one of those girls that didn't eat when she was stressed out. I really think that is why I stayed so skinny for so long. Lord knows I had enough stress, so I never really thought too much of it.

But a few years ago, it changed. Now I eat when I am stressed. I eat A LOT. I can really eat more than people might think. If you know The Man...then you would understand. Not eating was never an option with his family. So I became accustomed to that. NOW...I need to somehow figure out how to get back there.

I destroyed some M&Ms earlier today...ok just an hour ago, but still. I stress and I eat. I wish I would crave something healthy...but no of course not. M&Ms and rootbeer floats call out to me. Oh how I would LOVE to have a root beer soothing.

I'm gonna have to walk 3 miles tonight to work off those babies.

Drama, Drama, who's got the drama?

Yeah, because I REALLY have to go looking for it. Right!

Work is posed to spin out of control rather quickly. Hanging on and I'm here until they tell me they don't want me here but holy moly...hang on for a wild ride.

The Boy has all of a sudden decided that he can be lazy with his school work...and is mad at ME because he now has to go to Saturday school because his teacher is fed up with HIM not doing the work. Lovely, just flippin' lovely.

The Girl is well she is a girl...I wonder how many times I have said that in my blog?? But yes, she is a girl that is full of drama, just because...well...because she is awake. Yes, you have to take a shower EVERY night. Yes, you have to brush your hair...and all of it, not just the parts you can see. Yes, you have to put up your laundry. No, you cannot hide it and pretend you put it all up...I will find it. I promise you, I will. Please for the love of all things good and your mothers precious sanity can you please please please clean up the GIANT mess you left on the table, or counter, or floor, or bathroom, or....wherever else your trail happens to lead.

The Man...I love you. I'm a little nervous about the "opportunities" that keep coming your way. I will be supportive, but I won't lie and tell you I'm not nervous. There is a plan and I am just waiting to see how it all unfolds. I love you and I believe in all you do and know that all will be ok. But holy hell i'm nervous.

The Wise One...know you are loved. Even in all the needy times, you are loved. For who you are and all you do.

Glass Lady...believe in yourself and know that you can accomplish great things. Your fear will forever hold you back. Reach out and try new things.

As for me, I'm really flippin hungry and because work is such a state of chaos, there is no one to go eat with. Guess I'll heat up the stupid healthy lunch I brought.

May 15, 2009

Pictures coming out of my ears

You know, I really should take time to think about things before I promise them out. I finished the girls soccer team shoot last night and told the coach that I should have them ready to view by Saturday morning...WTH, it was Thursday night and we have an 8:00 baseball game tonight. Yeah...I really see me getting them done by Saturday morning. Perhaps if I didn't have 248 of them to sort thru and edit...

It's Friday, one week back. I LOVE it. We are getting ready to move the office down one floor so it's all packing tonday. Even with all the moving, coming back was a very good decision.

The Boy goes to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio tomorrow for a band All Star field trip. He is SUPER, not so much. He has to be at school at 3:45 AM and I will pick him back up at 2:00AM on Sunday morning. He better be glad I love him.

The Girl is being extra helpful lately, maybe she is coming out of her funk. Fortunately it's the two of us tomorrow because The Man has to work. Maybe it will be good for her.

OK, I'm off to go pack more office stuff.

May 12, 2009

So very blessed

I started the new job yesterday. It is funny how things come full circle. It will be a year next Monday that I left. I am so very happy to be back and realized, a long time ago, that I should have just stuck it out. But since I left they have had 3 or 4 layfoffs and I probably would have been in one of those. Now I can come back and just ride the wave out and see where it leads me. I forgot what it was like to be loved and valued and to have people believe in me. When I got home last night The Man said he could already tell that I was happier. This is my "work home", this is where I belong.

May 7, 2009


Well, I am officially in my thirties. It's really weird because I have such a hard time judging other peoples ages and I really don't feel like I "look" like I'm thirty. I guess that's a good thing though, maybe I won't feel like I look 50 when I turn 50. :)

I got lots of birthday comments yesterday and that always makes you feel good. Such good friends. All loved so much more than they know.

Yesterday was a good day. I did absolutely nothing!! Those are the best days. I'm playing stay-at-home mommy this week and really haven't gotten much done on my list that I wanted to get done. But it has been a relaxing week, and I think I really needed that. Shhh...don't tell The Man, but he was right. I needed some time off to just relax and just do what I wanted to do.

Next week, it's back to work. I really am excited about it. I am excited to be back with people who truly value what I can do and value me as a person. It will be nice for a change.

Ok...I HAVE to get SOMETHING done today. I'm off to hang up all the laundry and hopefully get my financial aid registered for.

May 1, 2009


Anonymous Bloggette tagged me this morning

1. Mention the person who nominated you.
2. List six unimportant things that make you happy.
3. Tag six blogs, state the rules & notify them with a teeny comment on their blog.

Six things that make me happy, unimportant things...hmm

1. getting my hair washed...i LOVE to get my hair washed at the salon with a REALLY good scalp massage.
2. laundry soap... i love the smell of clean laundry.  Right now I am all over the Gain Lavender Lilac Moment
3. pictures...the perfect picture of the perfect moment...that really makes me happy
4. naps...i love to take naps when time allows
5. margaritas...there's not too much to say on that one
6. jokes...i love to hear my kids tell jokes

so i'm really bad about tagging to mine and tell us what your 6 are.