Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What a waste of money.....

Starpulse reported that Britney Spears new son, Sean Preston, is to play the baby Jesus in his very own nativity scene this Christmas. The pop princess and husband Kevin Federline have transformed his bedroom into the nativity setting in celebration of his first festive holiday. The beautiful singer has splashed out on the lavish decorations that include six waxwork models and several life-size toy donkeys and cattle.

The 23-year-old singer is so excited about her first Christmas as a mom she has even bought a cherrywood style manger for her baby. A source close to the star is quoted by Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "It cost an absolute fortune. But at least she didn't have to buy a baby Jesus - because Sean is playing the part."

Something to remember at Christmas time....

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known. ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

All I want for Christmas is....

A MASSAGE! The works! That's all I want. Period. Nothing else.

I have THE WORST sinus headache today. I took an hour and a half nap this afternoon and when I woke up, I still had a headache! Flippin allergies! Stupid mold!

I'm wondering if the massage would help to "loosen" things up. I bet it would. That alone would justify spending $70 to just make it all go away!

Think Richard would let me do it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Real World Austin update.....

So I watched the Reunion Special tonight on MTV. Some things have changed and some not so much. First of all, they are still at odds with each other....possible more than ever. It got really ugly at some points.

It seems like they still all hate Lacey. Lacey is still with her boyfriend and at one point Nehemiah made a rude comment about him being "in a wheelchair". Very uncalled for.

Rachel is still with her boyfriend too. She looked like she's gained a little weight since the show.

Wes and Johanna are now boyfriend/girlfriend. That was a shocker. She didn't want to have anything to do with him on the show.

And the night before the special was taped in a "oh so convenient" manner, Danny proposed to Melinda in New York on a carriage ride and MTV got it all on tape. I *think* the jeweler even donated the ring for publicity on the show. I'm happy for them, but that's so cheesy! Come on! I guess they have no desire to leave the cameras behind. I'm sure they will get married on TV as well. Ugh.

Nehemiah and Danny REALLY got into it at the end. It was "bleep" after "bleep". More than anything, I think it's just this bitter jealousy that Nehemiah has toward everyone else on the show. His "woe is me" attitude was getting on my nerves.

So, there you have it. They are showing the "shit that you never saw" next week, so I'll be tuning in for that. I wonder what the "Real World You Never Saw" DVD will be like. I'm contemplating buying it just to see if they put the gym on it.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Favorite Things....

I've slowly but surely have become addicted to Body Step. I try to make classes on Mondays and Tuesdays when Richard is off and can keep Maeve. On Mondays, Kyra goes with me and on Tuesdays, I drop her off at school and then head to the gym. My goal in 2006 is to get certified so *I* can teach it. I swore that I'd stay away from the step for a while, but that never works. ;) I've been a stepper for years and really missed it after Maeve was born. It's nice to know that I can go back and teach it one day. Until then, I'll just take a lot of classes and keep teaching Flow.

I've gotten hooked on "Guiding Light" again. It's a soap opera that I've been watching on and off for years. Thanks to my mom, I always go back to it. She used to watch it when we were little kiddos. So I know all of the characters. Somehow I feel close to her when I watch it. It's weird.

Plus maybe this time of year just always brings back a ton of memories. I really do miss my loved ones during the holiday season. I also miss old friends that I've lost contact with and those that I don't hear from often enough (you know who you are). If I could just reconnect with just one person, it would totally make me happy.

Kyra has been so funny lately. I need to post some "Kyraisms" soon.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

7 months!

Miss Maeve will be 7 months old tomorrow (Monday). Where did the time go? I was just looking at pics of her as a newborn as I was putting calendars for my dad and my MIL together for Christmas. She was so tiny! Now she's grown into this extremely energetic infant who is still very fond of mommy. She's getting her share of snuggles from daddy too though. I can't imagine my life without her and I'm so glad that God blessed me with another little girl.

We are still breastfeeding with no end in sight. It's a little harder now physically because Maeve is such an acrobatic nurser. She doesn't get distracted by the TV or lights....rather she's just a wiggle worm and doesn't want to sit still for long. Our nursing sessions are 5-10 minutes tops. Then she's done. She's not a child that likes to fall asleep on the boob either. She'd rather be put in her crib and left alone.

As I look back over these 7 months, I can't believe that we are still nursing. It's amazing. It's something that I'm very proud of because I didn't do it with Kyra and I was determined to make it work this time around. Richard is proud of the fact that we haven't had to buy one ounce of formula. I'm proud of the fact that I've given her the best start in life and hope that I can still squeeze a few more months of nursing out of her yet. It's really just more than nutrition. It's a wonderful bonding experience that I will never forget. The next time I see a mom nursing in public, I'm going to stop and say, "What a wonderful thing you are doing for your baby." They need that encouragement. In a society that frowns upon nursing in public, it's very important to encourage mothers to nurse their babies whenever and whereever they please. I truly hope that one day nursing is not regarded as "gross" and "uncalled for". I think if people were a little more educated about the many benefits, they would change their tune.

I watched a documentary today about a child that was born without a face. The little girl was adorable and stole my heart. She's going to endure many surgeries throughout her life. I pray that God gives her and her family strength. She was such a cutie and very smart too! That show made me realize how lucky I really am. All of my "problems" seem so small.

Hug those you love tonight. I know I will.

We are sooooo screwed......

I keep telling Richard that we are screwed. Maeve is now getting up on her hands and knees and rocking back and forth. I'm pretty sure that she'll be crawling by Christmas. Right now, she gets up on her hands and knees and scoots backwards. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before she learns to move forward. I told Kyra to get ready to hide her stuff! LOL!

Maeve also has a temper like none I've ever seen. Scratch that. I do know someone who has a temper like that. His name is Richard. She definitely takes after daddy and will probably give us more than a few gray hairs over the years. She does not want to be still. She wiggles at changing time and doesn't want to be put down anywhere. Her favorite position is when we hold her so she can stand. She's all smiles and laughter then! I just wish I could remember if Kyra was the same way when she was this age. I'm trying not to worry about it, but you have to wonder if this is your "wild kid" or if it's just a stage.

Oh the joys of parenthood!

Yeah, I'm never doing this again....

So I'm very sleep deprived right now. Maeve will not nap or sleep at night. It's now almost 4:30am and she's been up TWICE since midnight. Um, that's when I finally put Kyra in her bed because I was tired of hearing her snore and couldn't sleep. I'm VERY tired. I'm almost resentful of Richard getting to sleep during the day.....uninterrupted.

Every once in a while, I get this feeling of "Oh my gosh, I'm never going to have another baby. It's sad." But then I have nights like this and I'm very happy that we are done. I'm very content and look forward to the day (or in this case, night) when I can get a full night's rest again. I keep telling myself, "this too shall pass....", but Kyra and Maeve are two different people. I'm scared that I won't do the exact same things with Maeve and she'll end up being a horrible sleeper. I honestly think that we will have to let her "cry it out" at some point. The more we comfort her at night, the angrier she gets. I know this sounds strange, but it's true. Some kids are just different. Kyra wanted total silence when she was an infant. Maeve wants noise....lots of it.

I pray that God lets me have a few hours of sleep. I really need it if I'm going to function tomorrow (today).

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Dads React to Nighttime Crying By Pretending to Sleep

"More than one-half of British fathers react to their infants' nighttime crying by either continuing or pretending to sleep, according to a recent survey conducted by Mother and Baby magazine in the United Kingdom. While 52 percent of fathers do not get up in the middle of the night to care for their children, an additional 22 percent get up only after their partner has gotten out of bed to tend to the baby. As a result, six out of 10 mothers reported feeling resentful toward their partners."

***I'm forwarding this to Richard because HE DOES THIS!

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Poor Santa....

'Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed.
He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.
Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks.
I have a good mind to scrap the whole works!
I've busted my ass for damn near a year,
Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear?
The old lady bitches cause I work late at night.
The elves want more money--The reindeer all fight.
Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids.
Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS.
And just when I thought that things would get better
Those assholes from the IRS sent me a letter,
They say I owe taxes--if that ain't damn funny
Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money?
And the kids these days--they all are the pits
They want the impossible--Those mean little shits
I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds
Assembling dolls...Their arms, legs and heads
I made a ton of yo yo's--No request for them,
They want computers and robots...they think - I'm IBM!
Flying through the air...dodging the trees
Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees
I'm quitting this job there's just no enjoyment
I'll sit on my fat ass and draw unemployment.
There's no Christmas this year now you know the reason,
I found me a blonde. I'm going SOUTH for the season!"

"But I'm only 4 years old......"

I have been begging Kyra to clean out her closet. Actually *I'm* the one that will do all of the chunking....I just want her to straighten it up so I can at least walk in it to hang up clothes. For those that don't know, Kyra has a small room and there's a queen sized bed in her room, so all of her toys are in her closet on shelves. This little set-up works well because she makes such a darn mess and all I have to do is close the doors and her room is "clean". That's fine till I can't stand it anymore. Right now, I'm at that point. I've told her that Santa will not bring new toys till we get rid of some of the old ones.

So today I ask her again if she will clean her closet and she says, "But mommy, I'm only 4 years old. I'm too young to do it." Um, sure. I responded by saying, "Well I'm 28 and I'm too darn old to do it, so you have to do it." Then I chuckled to myself. I'm sooooo turning into my own mother. I swore that I would never do things like dress my kids the same and bribe them to do stuff. And what do you I am doing just that.

One day Kyra and Maeve will have kids that will make huge messes. Then they'll understand. And what's worse, they will have turned into ME! LOL! ;)

My husband, the "thief".....

Richard went to Lowes this morning because we got an ad in the mail the other day advertising $25 pre-lit Christmas trees for Friday only. I've been wanting a pre-lit tree for a while now. I hate putting the lights on a tree. It's such a hassle and usually Richard and I end up in a fight over it.

Richard comes home around 7:30 after he got off of work. HE GOT A TREE! THE LAST ONE! Here's the story behind it. He said that he walked in and there were people everywhere. He looked for that particular tree because it was 6.5 feet and he knew that it was marked down to $25. He didn't see one on the shelf. But guess where he found one? In a cart! He said it was all alone and "hidden" someone hadn't made up their mind about it and didn't want it "gone" while they looked for other trees. Richard stepped up to that cart and looked to his right and then looked to his left and didn't see anyone that gave him the evil eye, so he walked off with the cart! LOL!

It's now almost 10:00am and we have a tree up with lights and tinsel. When Maeve wakes up later, we'll put all of the ornaments on it. I'm so thrilled to have a smaller tree too. I can actually reach the top of it without standing on a stool! Kyra is so into decorating and is so excited to be putting it all up today.

I never shop on "Black Friday", but I guess getting the ad in the mail and having Richard check out the store this morning wasn't such a bad thing. And it was's not like I sent him to the mall at 5am with all of the other lunatics.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Rate my life....

This Is My Life, Rated
Life: 7.7
Mind: 6.7
Body: 8.4
Spirit: 6.8
Friends/Family: 6.6
Love: 7.3
Finance: 7.5
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish all of my family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that God has blessed you in many ways over the past year and you have lots to be thankful for! Enjoy this wonderful day and remember to take a moment for yourself and reflect on the blessings in your life!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Risky Business....

Tom Cruise makes me sick. I really can't believe that I ever had a crush on the guy. He's a creep and a weirdo.

His latest purchase is a sonogram machine so that he can view his baby with Katie Holmes at any time that he pleases. Someone needs to tell Tom that too many sonograms can be harmful to the baby. Word on the street is that when she gives birth, he's going to "donate" it to a hospital. Yeah right. You'll just keep it for your next "alien" kid.

Then he said in an interview that Katie doesn't have to be "silent" during the birth, but just "quiet". Yeah like that's any better. I really hope that Katie poops all over him during the delivery and squeezes the shit out of his balls to help cope with the pain. He said that he just wants things to be "comfortable" for her. Uh huh. Take the girl to a hospital and let her have an epidural and then she might be comfortable. Poor girl. She has no idea what she's in for.

Oh, and now he's saying that they won't marry till at least summer or fall of next year because Katie wants to have the "fairytale wedding" without having to wear a maternity wedding dress. I guess that this is a good thing because hopefully by then Katie will have come to her senses and realize what a moron this dude is. I know that her Catholic parents must be so disappointed, but at least there are no strings attached (well except for a little alien).

And all of these Scientology creeps that have to "chaperone" Katie 24/7 are getting on my nerves. Leave the poor girl alone and at least allow her to get photographed solo.

I have 3 words for her: "RUN Katie RUN!"

Monday, November 21, 2005

Something in the water....

Babies everywhere! It seems like I have a ton of friends and family members that have recently had babies or are expecting! WOW!
-My friend Krishna and her husband Richard had a little girl, Avery, in the beginning of October.
-My friend Anna is due with a little girl around Christmas. She and Jeff are naming her Jocelyn (I think). ;)
-My friend Emily is due in mid-January with a boy. She and Kent are naming him Timothy (again, I think).
-My cousins Roxie and Darren are due at the beginning of February and it's a surprise!
-AND today I found out that my cousin Megan and my cousin-to-be Mike are expecting as well! I'm so excited!

Do I know you? Chances are you could be pregnant next! LOL! ;)

Weekend woes....

It wasn't all bad, so I'll hit up the good things first.

-Jen came to visit on Saturday and brought the girls some cute stuffed puppies. Thanks Jen! Kyra is carrying hers everywhere. Thanks for a great visit as well!

-My dad came on Sunday. He kept Kyra busy all day. She adores him. She even got him to play on the computer with her which was hilarious. My dad has never even looked at a computer.

OK, now for the woes:

-Kyra woke up at 5 on Saturday morning. Maeve woke up at 6. *yawn*

-Kyra's allergies are really bothering her. This morning (Monday), she threw up a lot of mucous at 5:30. So once again, she was up early. Maeve followed around 6. When will these kids sleep past 7:00 again?

Friday, November 18, 2005

Do your flippin job!

A month ago, I called my OB office to let them know that I was running out of the samples of Zoloft that they had given me and they needed to fax over a script to the pharmacy. Weeks went by and I never called and checked to see if the script was there. I still had some samples left. Yesterday, I called the pharmacy to see if the script ever made it there. Nope, it didn't. So, I call the OB office and they say, "We'll fax it right over right now." So today I call the pharmacy and guess what? They *still* have NOTHING.

Is it that damn hard to do your job? All it takes is a freakin fax machine! Two seconds! Ugh. I hate calling the doctor's office and gently reminding them that it's not over there. That's not my job. I don't get paid for being the 3rd party. Ugh.

I'm waiting till 2:00 when they re-open after lunch and then I'm letting them have it!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

And in celebrity news.....

I don't know why I bother reading trash about all of these people, but it's like a bad train just can't look away.

Britney/Kevin- So K-Fed has been out partying ever since little Sean (aka Cheeto) was born. I think that Brit's getting ready to kick him to the curb. Rumor has it that Kevin and his ex planned his little rendevous with Britney a long time ago so that they could get $$$ when things didn't work out and a divorce ensued. I guess Kevin might go back to his ex. He was also caught wait....bumping and grinding at a club with Ashlee Simpson. Gross. There was also a rumor going around that Britney checked herself into the Four Seasons Hotel on the same day that none other than Justin Timberlake did. Guess Brit wanted him to meet little Cheeto without a huge visit from the paparazzi.

Tomkat-These two really freak me out. He looks old enough to be her daddy. A few weeks ago, we saw pics of her with this HUGE belly. Lately, the belly has magically gotten smaller. Hmmmm..... Now they are saying that she miscarried. Either that or she got tired of wearing the pillow under her shirt. Someone said that the "War of the Worlds" comes out on DVD next week. These two will do anything for publicity. Even Oprah admitted on her Monday 20th Anniversary show that when Tom jumped on her couch that she thought that he was "gone" and that it was all a "ploy" for publicity. DUH!

-I don't get all of the hoopla surrounding Lindsay Lohan. I think she's ugly.

-Please let there be just one day where Paris Hilton isn't in the news.

-Nicole Richie needs to gain some weight. She's a walking corpse.

-Matthew McConaughey is the "Sexiest Man Alive". Oh yeah!

-After watching the Johnny Cash special on TV last night, I'm 100% in love with Joaquin Phoenix. I HAVE to see that movie!

This n' that....

Richard came home from work with a large peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks just for little ol me. Awww....he was thinking of me on this cold morning. I almost didn't want to drink it because the scale HAS NOT been nice lately. But, I drank it anyway and thanked him for it.

Maeve now knows what to do to get mommy's attention. She "fake" coughs or she'll start panting like a dog. It's annoying, but pretty darn cute too. My little drama queen.

I'm really wondering why dogs sleep all the time. Jen, do you know? I swear that Mia sleeps 23 out of the 24 hours in a day. She's a lazy a$$ dog.

I went to the doctor today to have him check my ears. One has been throbbing from time to time. Turns out that the ear is fine. I am having bad sinus troubles right now. He wanted to prescribe me something, but stopped dead in his tracks when I told him that I was breastfeeding. I told him that as long as it wasn't an ear infection that I could put up with it. He also commended me on losing a lot of weight since the last time I was there. Um, newsflash: I HAD A BABY! I honestly think that he thought that my pregnancy weight was my pre-pregnancy weight and that I lost from there. Yeah right. Dude, I have a loooooong way to go.

This chick on the Food Network is massaging a turkey and she looks like she's enjoying it a little too much. Ewwwwwwww!

I think I have found someone that has more of a leash on Richard than I do. Her name is Kyra.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Can't you read?

I specifically put a sign on our door today saying, "Please DO NOT ring doorbell OR knock on door. Baby sleeping." This was for the UPS man because we are expecting several deliveries this week. Our UPS man is cool, so I figured that he'd have no problem reading the sign and abiding by it. Those of you that have been to our house know that Maeve's room is right around the corner from the front door.

Anyway, I get home from teaching around 2 and Maeve is napping and I'm sitting here at the computer *thinking* that I'm hearing someone knock at the door. Sure enough, I look out the peephole and it's the same black guy that knocks on the door every freakin week. I don't answer. He knocks again.....this time louder. I still don't answer. Then he's BANGING on the door and by this time, Mia hears it and she's having her usual heart attack when someone is at the door. I still don't answer it and he goes away.

So did my sign that was taped to the door fall off? Nope. It's still there. And conveniently, Maeve is now awake as well as a result of the banging and the dog barking. Lovely. There goes the first 45 minutes of her afternoon nap. It's going to take me FOREVER to get her to go back down.

My blood was boiling. I put that on the door this morning in hopes that we'd get an uninterrupted day. Couldn't this guy read? If not, then he has no business going from door to door trying to sell whatever it is that he's selling. I see him in the neighborhood....walking and waving to people like he's in a flippin parade. Richard thinks that he's just begging for money. I don't care. I won't answer the door for anyone unless I know them.

I have had the occasional desire to answer the door with a baby hanging on a boob though. I bet that would make them never want to come to the door again.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Candy cane cuties....

Here's what my girlies did today!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Reasons to be happy.....

Things are going pretty well this week thus far. I just don't want to jinx it. I'm happy because:

-Maeve is FINALLY over her cold (flippin doctors' offices).

-I get to go to my favorite step class in the morning.

-We are getting lots of company this week! Anna is coming over tomorrow, Jen is coming on Saturday and my dad is coming on Sunday! WOOOHOOO!

-I'm slowly, but surely getting all of my Christmas shopping done online.

-We aren't going anywhere for Thanksgiving. I could be bummed, but I'm not. I would dread packing for 2 kids and travelling by myself with them (Richard has to work). So, we'll just hang out here and watch the parades that morning.

-Kyra started singing the jingle to the local radio station (KVET) this morning. Clearly, we listen to too much radio in the car. But it was funny to hear her singing!

-Richard is pretty close to winning the football pool tonight. Come on $70! Mama needs a night out on the town!

-A COLD FRONT is coming in the morning! It will FINALLY feel like Fall around here!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Tales of the gym and the mall.....

I took Kyra with me to the gym this morning. We went to a different one than we normally go to, so she was quite unfamiliar with it. I wasn't worried though. I figured she'd be fine. I went to work out upstairs on the cardio equipment and I could see her from above. She was so cute. See, Kyra is very shy and very sensitive and doesn't approach kiddos that easily. If they approach her, she's fine. She'll play with them and talk nonstop. It was sort of sad seeing her having a tough time approaching kiddos. I could tell that she wanted to play with the other girls, but she just didn't have the guts to go up to them. I've noticed that she still "parallel plays" in that she'll play by other kids, but not with them. School is a totally different story though. She has her friends and she interacts, mingles, holds hands, etc. She even learned more names this week! I'm so proud of her!

Then we headed to the mall. The first thing that we notice are the huge, elaborate Christmas decorations. Then we see none other than Santa himself. Goodness. Looks like Santa might just be making an appearance on the 4th of July one of these years. How early does he arrive? I remember when he would arrive after Thanksgiving. Boy times have changed. Kyra begged to sit on his lap, but I told her that Maeve would be very upset if we forgot about her. She understood. Besides, I want to dress the girls in matching shirts and take them. I'm hoping to get them in there soon because it's going to be a madhouse after Thanksgiving. Plus, Maeve still does pretty well with strangers which is another reason we need to go soon. Maybe I'll take them next week.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Me, the Nurturer....

Try this personality test:

Here are my results:

Your answers suggest you are a Nurturer
The four aspects that make up this personality type are: planner, facts, hearts, introvert

Summary of Nurturers

Care for the important people in their lives
Strive for harmony and avoid confrontation
Think of themselves as gentle, conscientious, and mature
May have trouble making decisions that could hurt others

More about Nurturers

Nurturers are quiet people who believe in order and diligently look after the people they care about. They focus on the needs of others and establish routines to help them meet their commitments.

Nurturers are the most likely group to say they prefer a job where the same thing happens every day, according to a UK survey.

Nurturers remember details that are important to them, such as their friends' birthdays and anniversaries. People with this personality type value others' feelings and may challenge behaviour they think is insensitive.

In situations where they can't use their talents or are unappreciated, Nurturers may feel bitter and seek support by complaining to their colleagues. Under extreme stress, Nurturers may become preoccupied with the worst possible outcome and believe that they are heading for disaster.

Because they are so caring and loyal, Nurturers run the risk of being taken advantage of.

Nurturer Careers

Nurturers are often drawn to jobs that allow them to help others.

It's important to remember that no survey can predict personality type with 100 percent accuracy. Experts say that we should use personality type to better understand ourselves and others, but shouldn't feel restricted by our results.

***Yep, that about sums me up! ;)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Food for thought....

Crap. The holiday season really is around the corner. The entire downtown area is adorned with decorations and today I saw huge wreaths being hung on all of the bank buildings. *sigh* I'm really not ready this year.

I just realized that the Christmas tree will have to go up soon. This *could* be a good thing because Maeve is so clingy to me and perhaps this will provide some entertainment for her. OR this *could* be a bad thing because it just might give her more incentive to become mobile. Let's pray that doesn't happen. I'm not ready for that either.

Tonight Kyra prayed for ladies, daddies, fans, lamps, doors, and children. I love that kid. She's strange, but I love her.

I was in the car and listening to the radio and heard that a certain station is a mix of the 80's and 90's. I started pondering what we'd call this decade when it's over with. The "zeros"? LOL! Anybody got better ideas?

I absolutely cannot stand roadkill. When I drive by it, I look away or close my eyes for a second. That really can't be good when you're driving.

I hate the scale.

I cracked up laughing last night when Richard was imitating his late grandfather. It was so funny. (Shhhhh don't tell him, but Richard reminds me more of his grandfather everyday.....his grandfather's name was also Richard!)

Did I mention that I hate the scale?

If one more person comes to the door and rings the doorbell during Maeve's nap, I'm going to open the door and spit fire at them. I'm NOT kidding. I guess I'll have to make my "Don't knock or ring sleeping" signs again. Not that they know how to read.

I wonder how many trees could be saved by obliterating all of the junk mail. I swear that's all that's in my mailbox these days.

Where is the cooler weather? I'm sick of running the a/c in November and I'm itching to dress the girls in their fall/winter attire!

I'm in "Photograph"

If you read a blog entry below, you'll see that I like Nickelback's "Photograph". And well what do you know? My name is in the song! Here's the verse:

Kim’s the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She’s had a couple of kids since then
I haven’t seen her since God knows when

Now there's even more reason to like that song!

Oh and by the way, I bet that song will be "the song" for the Class of 2006. The rest of the lyrics have "high school" written all over it.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Mixed feelings....

For some strange reason it hit me today that Maeve is 1/2 year old. I started thinking about the amazing development that happens to a baby during their first year of life. It's really mind boggling. To think that they go from this tiny, innocent being to this free-spirited, extremely energetic toddler in a year's time is nothing short of a miracle. They say that you will never "learn" that much so quickly ever again in your lifetime. I believe it. Time flies. Soon she'll be talking and walking and whining like her sister does. ;)

Speaking of sisters, Kyra is freakin hilarious at bedtime. We have a routine where she potties and I help her brush her teeth. I read her a book and then she says her "own" prayer. This prayer has become a long, drawn out one where we pray for everyone and their dog. I love hearing her pray because: #1) I just love hearing her little voice speaking in this cute, yet soft tone and #2) You never know what she's going to pray for. The last few nights, she has prayed for things like doors, space aliens, "stuff", the lights, clothes....I just get such a kick out of hearing her come up with the most random things.

Oh, and if you're reading this blog and also have a 4 year old (you know who you are), please tell me that your kid BEGS for food as much as mine does! I swear that Kyra could eat all day long. It's NOT a growth spurt......this is just how she is. She'd eat me out of the house if she could! I often wonder if she ever gets full! Oh and Alien, I too wonder if I will ever be able to eat in peace again. Some day......

Kenny Chesney has a new CD out today. One of Randy Rogers' songs is on it. I'm not too sure how I feel about that. I'm happy that someone came along and noticed how much of a talent Randy is and how his songwriting is nothing short of amazing. I know that the CD will do well and that Randy will be reaping the benefits. BUT having said all that, I feel a little sad that Nashville has picked up on our "Texas Music scene" it was "our little secret" or something. I also hope that Randy gets all of the credit that he deserves if "Somebody Take Me Home" becomes a huge hit. I'd hate to think that people would like to give KC all of the credit for that song. Sure he recorded it, but Randy wrote it and recorded it first!

OK, I MUST go to bed now. Tomorrow is another day......

Monday, November 07, 2005

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A is for age: 28
B is for booze of choice: Frozen margarita
C is for career: Domestic goddess and mommy
D is for your dad's name: Charles
E is for essential items to bring to a party: chips
F is for favorite song at the moment: "Photograph" by Nickelback
G is for favorite game: Skipbo
H is for hometown: Victoria
I is for instruments you play: None :(
J is for jam or jelly you like: Grape
K is for kids: Kyra Marie and Maeve Elizabeth (and we're DONE!)
L is for living arrangements: Me, Richard, Kyra, Maeve, and Mia in a cozy house!
M is for mom's name: Delores
N is for name of your crush: Joaquin Phoenix....that's as of today. LOL!
O is for overnight hospital stays: 3 (miscarriage, Kyra, and Maeve)...that's 3 separate occassions, but many nights because of the c-sections.
P is for phobias: Fire
Q is for quotes you like: "Be kind to your kids.....they'll have to pick your nursing home."
R is for relationship that lasted the longest: This one
S is for sexual preference: Um, I prefer the male species! LOL!
T is for time you wake up: It varies....this morning it was 6:45.
U is for underwear: Yes. Old Navy thongs....I will not wear anything else.
V is for vegetable you love: Carrots
W is for weekend plans: None :)
X is for x-rays you've had: Just dental ones
Y is for yummy food you make: Apple Dump Cake....I laugh when people ask for the recipe....there really isn't one!
Z is for zodiac sign: Pisces

Sunday, November 06, 2005

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-There's a house in our neighborhood fully decorated with Christmas lights. *sigh*

-Maeve is congested and I hate seeing my baby so miserable. *sigh*

-I went to a baby shower today and there was a lady there talking about how she just bought her daughter her 1st bra. *sigh* I'm so not ready for those days.

-Um, it's 80 degrees in early November. *sigh* Where is Fall?

-I'm really hooked on "Grey's Anatomy". Sundays are usually pretty busy around here though and Richard doesn't like to watch it. *sigh* I wish it were on on Wednesdays when he's at work.

-I told Kyra that I want to be a Grandma one day. She got really upset and told me that she "doesn't want me to be a Grandma because then I won't be her Mommy." *sigh* She really doesn't quite understand that concept yet. I'll always be her Mommy. :)

Saturday, November 05, 2005


I just saw these on the Food Network on a show devoted to candy. YUM! I could eat these things all day, everyday! LOL!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Let the countdown begin.....

I went to the grocery store today and noticed that the "seasonal" aisle is now in transition. The candy corn is now being replaced with candy canes. Wrapping paper is starting to take on a look that reflects that all important day in December. The card aisle contains colors of red and green. Yep, it's coming folks.

There are a few important things that I must do this year. #1 is to make/find Maeve a stocking. Since our local mall is now full of the fancy, schmancy stores, I doubt that there will be a Christmas store this year. That sucks. I'm almost 99.9% sure that I'll have to make one on my own. Heck, I'll head on over to Hobby Lobby and find a stocking, some glitter, and some glue and get Kyra in on the "arts and crafts" project. She'll love that. #2 is that I must get Maeve a "1st Christmas" ornament. I got one for Kyra and it has her little picture in it. So it's only right to have one of her sister adorning the tree this year.

Ahhhh...the Christmas tree. That should be fun this year. See at Christmas, I'll have an 8 month old. I have a feeling that mobility with strike with Maeve right around the same time. Lovely. I guess since I've survived Christmases with Mia and Kyra, I'll survive this one too with Maeve. Hopefully all will go smoothly without a trip to the ER.

I have VOWED to myself that I would do ALL of my Christmas shopping online this year. So, I'm starting this week. I got on the Old Navy site tonight, but it kept wigging out on me. Turns out that they are doing some site maintenance right now. Geez. Of all freakin nights! I want to shop NOW! I want the bargains NOW!

I can't wait to take the girls to see Santa. Kyra will be thrilled. I just can't wait to see what Maeve does. She really doesn't have that "stranger anxiety" yet. I bet it'll hit soon though....just in time for pics with Santa. I can see it now. I'll have one kid that's giddy beyond words and one that's screaming her head off! LOL!