This is going to be one long entry so go grab a cup of coffee first, and get me a grande Carmel macciato while you’re at it, k?

First of all I totally didn’t follow through with NaBloPoMo which makes me so mad at myself. It’s not like I didn’t have a ton to talk about, I did, I just got busy lol.

Kenzie’s great! Had a good week off for Thanksgiving played with her cousins and friends twice and really had fun spending time with her sister and daddy. Her grades are doing very well, I am so proud of her!

Maddie’s awesome too. She loved Thanksgiving, because she is a turkey, lol. She has been uncharacteristically sweet to relatives she doesn’t seen often which resulted in a lot of ‘awwww’s’. She is fascinated by the lights outside that Howard spent 4 days putting up and the Christmas decor on the interior of the house. She calls the lights ‘Pretties’. So, whenever she sees them on she screams, ‘PRETTIES ON!!!!!!!!!!!’ It’s precious! She got her first kiss on Friday, by a cousin but on the lips none the less, poor Derek, not a chance buddy.

My mom is slowly crawling back on her rocker. She’s gone back to the doctor and got back on her meds, YAY! Her diabetes is out of control which her doctor is pretty convinced that it may of caused a mini stroke a week ago. She has been sick for days now, all her medicine is going to take a while to kick in and work correctly again.

Howard’s doing good. He was having trouble with a professor of his recently and basically he called her out on being too critical and now she’s being better about it. His other class he’s doing amazing in! Job is going well, he loves it and the people he works with! Todd has been staying with us and going to work with him everyday so he’s not stuck in the house with me all day, which he doesn’t mind but he’d rather spend time with his brother, I don’t blame him at all! He has had a lot of fun Griswolding our house. It looks just beautiful! (yes, I’ll post pics soon!)

Now for me, I suppose. My learning team issues are not solved in any way. But the dreaded paper is almost done and will be finalized when I get the girls other part of the paper, she has sent me approximitely 300 useable words. She was supposed to give me around 1200! I’m upto 1800 so far. Just waiting. Hopefully she doesn’t take too much longer because it has to be posted before class on Thursday night. Speaking of Thursday, it’s my LAST CLASS!!!!! YAY!!!

Play by Play of other events:

Our Thanksgiving was great, food was awesome, my in laws and parents were here.
I got up at 4am and did Black Friday shopping and got soaked but tons of good deals, Howard slept in, butthead lol.
Friday’s Thanksgiving with my family was great. Kids had a blast and I really enjoyed spending time with my family. Howard was his normal, charming self lol.
Saturday we didn’t do anything except clean the house, relax, put up Christmas stuff and work on my papers.
Sunday we went to Church, went shopping and then went to my niece’s surprise birthday party. They’re going to Disney World for her real birthday and she was sad that she wasn’t going to have a birthday party with her friends and family so my sister threw her a surprise party.

Since then I’ve just been trying to finish these papers. I got my individual one done and turned in on Saturday.

So, that’s what’s been up with me. Now I need to get Maddie ready and go get Kenzie from school and take the girls to get their flu shots. Man are they going to be mad at me!

My Twlight Experience

For those who haven’t seen Twilight, don’t read past this unless you want it to be spoiled, k?

First of all I got to see it with some of the best girlfriends ever, Marcy and Tasha. I also met some new friends that came with us, Jessica and Amanda.

The movie finally started and I didn’t take my eyes off of the screen. Bella was played by the beautiful Kristen Stewart. I heard by many that they didn’t think she could capture Bella as everyone saw her in their heads. She fit my view of Bella perfectly and frankly that surprised me! The guy that they got to play Mike, was TO THE T identical of what I thought he would look and be like in my mind. Eric was awesomely casted as well. Jacob Black, in one word, adorable. I cannot wait until New Moon when we see his character flourish. And now to the Cullens.

Now have you seen ‘The Wedding Date’? The part where ‘Nick’ winks at ‘TJ’ and ‘Kat’ and TJ says the awesome line ‘Oh my God I think I’ve just cum’

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Much better day

I journaled this entry at 5:31PM on November 21st 2008.

We’re on our way to Caldwell and since I can’t access the internet, I figured I write it out.

I had an excellent day today. A little hectic, but still fun! I got new clothes and shoes and got the girls a few things as well including Maddie’s Christmas dress. YAY! I let Maddie have a little to much freedom, letting her run through the stores as I browsed. I couldn’t look very well though because I was so worried what she was getting into if I couldn’t see her for more then a blink. I did have a good day though.

Howard got home early and helped me get ready for the trip considering I was gone the majority of the day. I am so excited about tonight and seeing Twilight with the girls. Ugh, I am so swept up in the Twilight fantasy, it’s rediculous. My poor husband. I totally need to get a grip, but that’s exactly opposite of what I’m going to do once I see that movie, I know.

Thursday Thirteen

Today’s Thursday Thirteen things that went wrong today:

1. Maddie got sick

2. My team wouldn’t email me back

3. Howard yelled at me about my team issues which made me cry. He wasn’t mad at me, he was mad at them.

4. I couldn’t get on my student website to do my worksheet due tonight for class.

5. Maddie wouldn’t let me do ANYTHING except hold her!

6. Howard couldn’t make Mackenzie’s Thanksgiving lunch

7. Howard’s tire blew out at work

8. I locked my keys in the van when I was supposed to be going to get Kenzie

9. I had to ask my mom for a favor (enough said)

10. Howard’s parents decided not to move this weekend which could possibly mean that I can’t go on my twilight date tonight.

11. I didn’t understand my assignment for class, and my instructor wouldn’t return my emails.

12. Both my kids cried when I left for class, which made me cry.

13. I found out that the girl that was supposed to do the other half of the paper for our final project has more then likely dropped the class, which leaves me to do the ENTIRE FINAL paper myself.

I want nothing more then today to be over. But I’m still in class right now.

Wednesday words for the wise

Husbands, do NOT put powered sugar in a container labled flour. It ruins my pan fried chicken as well as my large skillet that is now in the trash.


Trying to pull it together

What I’m trying to pull together:

-Team Project
-Individual final essay
-Trip this weekend
-My house
-Holiday plans

I am so incredibly frazzled. I need a drink lol. I have made a to do list for me for the rest of the week, it’s two pages front and back.

Thursday alone is going to be a rough day. Kenzie’s Thanksgiving lunch at school, Doctors appointments, class. I swear I thought about not going to class on Thursday. Just too much going on. I dunno. Ok and now my still very awake child is wanting to color all over my list.


I am starting to get a little anxious about all my work due in the next few weeks. I just feel like I have a lot on my plate right now. Which I kinda do. The holidays, my kids, school, work, Howard, his parents issues and oh so much more. It’s just getting a little overwhelming.

As for work, I haven’t worked in the office in a few weeks. My entire staff of coworkers was let go and since technically I wasn’t hired on with the company they just basically haven’t called me in. I submitted my resume to Howard’s boss. They’re hiring tech support and a CSR and I’m their #1 canadiate. Go me! It’s a great company that is treating my husband very well. Also, it’s a small company growing company. I’d love to be able to help it grow. So, I’m very excited about that.

Ok, this took me forever. Maddie is pissed and yes, still awake. Howard’s passed out on the couch and I’m supposed to be working on my essay. But when I typed in, “kill me now” I decided I did enough for one night.


Last night was uneventful (thank you Kimm). Kenzie slept well, as did the rest of our household. She woke up this morning with a low grade fever and a sore stomach but was able to eat meals all day without getting sick. She is feeling a lot better but because of the fever, I’m concerned about school tomorrow, so we’ll see.

This morning was our new members class at our church. We are official members now. Church was a big turning point for me today. Basically I friggin l9pm lost it. The choir started singing amazing grace and my face started raining. I prayed with quite a few individuals from church today and it made me feel so good. Christianity is still hard to talk about for me. I believe in God, but there was a time when I didn’t. I can’t explain why I had this turning point and I why I feel such a pull to God, but I do. And it helps me get through my issues and that’s all that matters to me.

When we left church Howard and I went out to lunch and then he took me to best buy to buy me a laptop, I’m typing this entry from my bed. Seriously.best.husband.ever. Not only that but at 9pm he left the house to take the trash to the dumpster and went to wing stop and grabbed us a late dinner and went to Wal-Mart and got me some Tylenol (my arthritis is killing me and we were all out).

Kenzie was feeling a lot stronger this evening so we’ll see about school. I told her if she didn’t have fever then she got to choose if she was going to school or not.

Anyway, I need to thank my husband properly, take that as you will and goodnight. 🙂


We ended up going to Caldwell today and man am I glad I’m home. Trip was good, kids were great until about 3pm. Kenzie had a TON of sugar (Mother in law, grandparents) and got a horrible stomach ache. She passed out shortly after, so did Maddie. When they woke up they were both unhappy and we left. We made it about…oh a mile and a half and Kenzie starting throwing her guts up ALL OVER THE VAN! Which proceeded to get all over the left side of the van, driver side and all. Scared Madison to death. It was a mess.

Maddie cried all the way home. She’s in bed now.

Kenzie didn’t throw up again, but her stomach hurts. She’s in bed now as well.

Let me clarify, we let our kids have sugar. But not much. She is not used to having sugar. Maybe a sucker every now and then and some juice. For the most part she drinks crystal light and eats sugar free Popsicles. Obviously it took a toll on her having orange soda, push pop Popsicle x2, sweet tea, koolaide, sonic ice cream shake and a cherry limeade from sonic. Geez. That makes me nauseas reading that!

Anyway, when we got home, I jumped out of the van and screamed ‘LAND!!!!!’ Which caused a laughing riot from the whole car.

I’m now going to bed because we’re supposed to be joining our church tomorrow at 9am.

I take it back

Remember THIS entry?

Yeah, I totally take it back. And that’s the thing with Howard. Whenever I bitch about him to anyone, to him, when he knows I’m unhappy by his actions he always makes up for it and makes me feel like a jerk, lol. I’m not complaining about that either, I’m glad that my opinions and view of him are important enough to him that he fixes things.

Yesterday he worked his butt off trying to get home in enough time to see me for a few minutes before I had to leave for class. He delt with my parents while I was here, and even after I left. On my way home, he sounded whipped. He said that Maddie’s been a handfull and he didn’t get anything done while I was at school. I apologized but when I got home it was a whole ‘nother story! Both kids were fed, happy, and still awake (I got home shortly after 9). The house was SPOTLESS. Seriously. He majorly cleaned and he cleaned the office up from all my dad’s bedding stuff, ect. I was in utter shock. Oh and the ‘whipped’ voice…it was an act. Although he was tired, when I got home he had a HUGE smile on his face (like a kid who brings his mom a frog in the kitchen while she’s trying to cook).

He amazes me. 🙂