Saturday, September 30, 2006
Little white lies like that don't hurt, right? Or have I scarred my child for life? ;)
Oh by the way, she got off to a rocky start at the party, but then behaved very well....a lot better than I expected. She didn't like all of the "rough" boys jumping and bumping into her on the moonwalk! LOL! Wait till our own little "boy" (bully Maeve) grows up! Boy is she in for a rude awakening! ;)
Friday, September 29, 2006
Even though I know Kyra is doing well, I'm still nervous about that damn report card coming next week. It's almost as if I'm getting one myself! LOL! We attended Open House last night and Kyra's teacher was raving about her journal (she loves the pictures she draws) and going on and on about how smart she is. Kyra adores her teacher and though I had my doubts in the beginning, I'm so glad that Kyra got her for a teacher. I think her teacher's personality really blends well with Kyra's.
I sincerely hope that I get a good report because the following week I have my first parent/teacher conference! I remember my mom doing that for Lisa and I. Seems like yesterday.....
Damn I'm old.
The new Supermarket near our house has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and witness the scent of fresh hay.
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.
The veggie department features the smell of fresh buttered corn.
I don't buy toilet paper there any more.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
With all that's happened to her, I started thinking about love. When it comes to family, I like to think of love as a circle. It's infinite. It never ends. It's round. It's wholesome.
I'd like to think that each family member has a special spot within the circle. In order for the circle to stay together and continue to live up to its name, each member must equally love the other. The husband must love the wife, the wife must love the husband, together they must love their children and vice versa. This keeps the circle going. It completes the circle.
Granted the love between a husband and wife is different from the love between a parent and a child, but it's just as important. I don't think a mother and a father can completely love their child unless they love themselves and in most cases, each other. I realize that this doesn't always happen. There are parents that aren't together. But the respect, honesty, and loyalty should still be there. They do owe their child that much.
I hate to see broken circles. But they do happen. If you or someone you know are part of a broken circle, don't fret. There is time to complete the circle again. Healing will occur. Happiness will occur. Your family will be whole again. But you do have to take a long, hard look at the outside forces that caused this broken circle. Are they truly sorry for what they did? Do you trust them? Do you honestly believe that 100% of their love is devoted to you at all times?
You also have to ask yourself if you can tolerate this behavior a 2nd time if it's repeated. Because usually it is.
I'm not an expert on relationships by any means. I'm just stating how I feel. I truly believe that healing starts with forgiveness.....not only with each other, but with God. In the end, He will be the one who decides your fate.
Again, I hope and pray for my friend. I pray that this post gives her a little insight to things she may have not noticed before. She's a strong girl. She'll be fine. And I think she knows what's important and what she has to do. ;)
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Yes, we are aware that Mr. Crawfish has the ability to escape. Richard has clipped one claw back completely so that he doesn't wander up the aquarium. He'll have to continue to keep up with that. He said that if that thing gets his fish then both claws are gone! LOL! Poor Mr. Crawfish!
Right now, the fish and Mr. Crawfish are tiny, but they will get bigger. These fish are happy. They swim around in there like crazy. They are fast. Kyra hasn't named any of them yet. Not that you can tell them apart. She still talks about Poopie....a fish that they had at school that died. She prays for Poopie in heaven at night! LOL!
Also, notice that the aquarium is right by a window. We did that on purpose (sort of). It's so easy to open the window and siphon water out of the tank when we have to change some of the water. Richard has a system down already.
Maeve is pretty oblivious to it all. She has learned to say "fishy" though. :)
Friday, September 22, 2006
-I'm kind of bummed that Shanna Moakler got booted off of "Dancing With The Stars". I didn't think she was that bad at all. Jerry Springer needs to go. I think people voted for him because he's "Jerry Springer" and he probably got some sympathy votes because his partner was injured. Oh and is Mario Lopez gay? Just curious. Joey Laurence's veins in his forehead bother me. I don't know if they always bulge out like that or if they did because he was so freakin excited. This week was definitely better than last week. I still DVR the shows and watch them later. I don't have 3 hours in my schedule right now to sit there and waste. ;)
-My house looks like a tornado ripped through it right now. No use in cleaning it up till the kids are in bed. That takes up half of my freakin night anyway. Ugh. I never get a break.
-I'm going to post soon about the differences between Kyra as a 17 month old (that I can remember) and Maeve as a 17 month old. These two are NOTHING alike. Let's just say that I have my work cut out for me right now. *sigh*
-Still no fish for the damn aquarium. There's rocks, water, plants....but no fish. Richard is waiting for something to be shipped before putting them in. Apparently that "something" won't be here till Wednesday. Kyra thinks that she and her daddy will be buying fish for the aquarium this weekend. Richard said that he'll have to go out and buy at least one. Dude, next time don't make promises that you can't keep!
-Kyra astounded me tonight by explaining to me what a trapezoid is. WTF? Where is she learning all of this stuff?
-I have officially entered the wonderful world of Les Mills choreography again. Yep, already.
-I'm so damn tired all of the time. I think I need to get on some vitamins again. My prenatal ones ran out a while back. I stayed on them till after I weaned Maeve. I need something....and it ain't Red Bull either. ;)
-I seriously contemplated making Richard stop for Starbucks this week. I don't know why. I guess I am just in the mood. Then I saw how much carbs and sugar are in some of their lattes. Forget it.
-Kyra (and most importantly I) made it through another week of school. She wants to attend the "No Tardy Party" next month, so we shall be "on the ball". Not that we've been late or anything. I set TWO alarms in the mornings to make damn sure I get up.
-Maeve continues to amaze me with her vocabulary. She's saying new words daily.
-On Wednesday, Mr. Hot UPS Man delivered a package. Richard and I were sitting on the sofa. He left it at the side door again (Bless him). Mia went nuts as usual. I didn't see much of his face this time because he had some shades on. Upon seeing him leave, Richard said, "Yeah, I can see why you think he's hot." See?! I told you!
-All of this rain "hype" this weekend better in fact turn into at least a drop or two. I loved the rain last weekend. We need more of it.
-One of my good friends text messaged me today from Budapest, Hungary. Oh how I wish I were there! Instead I'm dealing with two children who can't get enough of the damn refrigerator. You would think I'm starving those two!
That's all I got. I'm out!
There is a front and supposedly some rain on the way. It's going to be rather chilly in the mornings next week too. Kyra will be thrilled. She loves wearing her light jacket to school (weird kid).
I think that we are laying low this weekend (what's new? LOL!). Richard is off. I'll take the girls to church and I'll take Kyra to Sunday school on Sunday. I think Richard might be going fishing that morning. Plus it's supposed to rain (YAY!)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Maeve got one of those phonics caterpillars for her birthday and Richard was sitting on the floor one day trying to push F-U-C-K really fast so that it would sound like the caterpillar was saying that word. Well, little ears (like Kyra's) hear now and pick up on things like that rather quickly, so I told him to knock it off. (And you wonder who the children are around here.....)
So the next time you think your child's toy might be useless, think again.
I'll update after I've come off of the booze and the pills (I'm kidding!).
Well after hearing that my mommy radar immediately went up. Somebody is picking on my baby! I told Richard and he said that they probably have a crush on Kyra. He said that they wouldn't be picking on her if they didn't like her. He's probably right. *sigh*
I told Kyra that if it *really* bothers her that they do that, then she should sit elsewhere with another friend or by herself. I think it would be hard for her to do that though because one of the little boys is our next door neighbor and Kyra is pretty good friends with him.
Now that I think about it, he *must* like her because I heard Kyra talking about how another boy was saying, "Owee (his name is Orlando), there's your girlfriend" and pointing to Kyra on the playground. Kyra came home and told me repeatedly that she's NOT his girlfriend. Thatta girl!
*sigh* Kindergarten love. LOL!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I bathed the girls and after that Maeve discovered that her daddy went to sleep with a piece of pizza in his hand. I'm not kidding. Kyra tried to convince me of this earlier, but I didn't believe her. Maeve steals the pizza and starts eating it! LOL!
For some odd reason, I found the box of guitar picks on him too. I don't know if he put them there or one of the girls did. Who knows. And I bet he won't remember either.
Maeve decided that her daddy was a jungle gym and crawled all over him. He didn't flinch. She even moved his leg herself and pushed it on the floor! LOL!
Kyra decided that it would be fun to crown daddy "king", so she made a crown for him with some of those megablocks and put it on his head. Again, he didn't move.
Kyra also tried to talk me into letting her paint Richard's toenails. LMAO! Can you imagine the horror of that? He would wake up in the morning and be freaking out! She also wanted to do his fingernails. Too bad 8:00 rolled around fairly quickly and she had to go to bed.
I bet he won't believe me when I tell him these things in the morning! LOL!
This kid has a temper that I've never witnessed before. And I've been around a heck of a lot of kids throughout my life. Seems like some kind of cruel joke that my kid is the worst that I've seen yet. *sigh* Yeah, that cute little face and those gorgeous blue eyes are all a front. Deep down, she's a maniac! LOL!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
I got her out, got her dressed, and changed her sheets. I rocked her for a bit and prayed that their would be no episodes during the night. There weren't. But she and Kyra both thought that 6am was a fine time to wake up on a Saturday morning. Zzzzzzzz......damn kids!
So Maeve plays fine today, but is quite fussy. She's cutting the lovely molars right now and is having a heck of a time with that. She napped for 2.5 hours. I was so tired that I did too! LOL!
Fast forward to tonight. I do my good deed and take the kids to church. We sit down and we're not even 15 minutes into mass when Maeve pukes all over a blanket (which by the grace of God I decided to take inside), herself, and me. Lovely. I grab Kyra and tell her that we are leaving. She starts to cry. We can't leave church because we just got there. Crap. I tell her that her sister is full of puke, I'm full of puke and we are leaving! On the way out, we see the main priest that's outside. He comforts Kyra and asks why she's crying. I say, "Well her sister just puked inside, so we have to leave to get cleaned up." He tells Kyra that she should go with her mommy and help take care of her sister. I just love him. He's an old Irish priest that is just too darn cute. I love his homilies. He's so real.
So, we come home and Maeve has no more episodes. She plays just fine. She fights me at bedtime, but that's normal.
I did notice that both of the times that she had puked was after she had drank some milk. She had milk this morning too, but kept that down. Could she be allergic to it now? I'm just confused. We'll see what happens over the next few days and go from there.
Oh, and Kyra was horrible behavior-wise today. I kept thinking to myself, "This is the same kid that gets good behavior stickers at school?" She even told my dad tonight, "I was bad today and Maeve got sick. This was the worst day of my life!" LOL! Uh huh. Believe me, you've got it easy kid!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
I really don't get the point of this show. First of all, you're a "has been" celebrity. Was your previous "job" not enough for you? Are you in the show just to gain publicity again? (This is my theory) If you win this show, do you want a record deal?
And they are singing DUETS! The celebrity singer is always going to sound better than they do!
I think it's all "for show". It looks like they want the show to be the next "Dancing With The Stars". Um, too little, too late. The "Skating With Celebrities" show was a flop. This one will be too.
BUT, if they'd let them have a few brews before the show to loosen up, then I'd totally watch that. Imagine the slurred songs and the stumbling on stage! LOL!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Richard's next project: the shocks on my car. Right now, it sounds like two people having a little nookie in a lowrider! LOL!
Oh, and while we are on the subject of Richard, I'd like to report that the aquarium is up and running. It WILL NOT be a natural tank. (Thank God) We still have to get fish and all of that, but it does have rocks and water in it and the motor is running. So that's a start!
BUT, he also went and bought a 2nd hand kayak yesterday. (WTF? A boat isn't enough?) I swear he has an illness.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Maeve is now 16 months old. She's a fiesty little girl. I think the Terrible Two's have hit quite early. Man can that girl throw a tantrum. It's insane. I've never seen anything like it. We are so screwed. But then she can be the sweetest and most gentle kid. She loves to cuddle with me and adores Kyra and Mia. Mia is her only playmate during the day now. It's kind of sad actually because she'll walk around saying, "Kyra?" She misses her sister while she's at school.
As you can tell, she's got quite a vocabulary these days. I'd have to say that her favorite word is "daddy". She is constantly looking for Richard or calling out to him. Other words that she says are: "mama", "Kyra", "Mia", "Papoo" (and she points to his picture too! Cute!), "night, night", "pickle", "cracker", "ba ba" (for milk), "no", "yeah" "hi", "bye bye", and "doggie". This morning I took her in the jogger and ran and she heard dogs barking at us. Usually, she'll say, "doggie", but today she barked back at them! LOL! Maeve is also a wonderful eater. She'll eat anything. So the fridge is a favorite of hers. She's good at leading me around and letting me know what she wants. I like that she can communicate more with us now. Even though she's a handful, she's at a fun age where she's interested in the origin of everything.
Kyra is adjusting to Kindy quite well. I take her in the mornings, but she rides the bus home. Maeve loves waiting for her in front of our house. I'm really proud of Kyra because she's been eating a lot in the cafeteria at school. She's trying new foods and not such a picky eater anymore. I credit her sister and some "peer pressure" for that. Kyra has homework on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She's learning to read sight words and she's learning to write beautifully. I can't believe how much she's improved on just writing her name in such a short time. On Tuesday afternoons after school, she takes dancing across the street. She loves that. Then this Sunday, she starts catechism classes at the church across the street from us. Today, we got a notice in the mail for that with her name on it. She thought that the letter was from God. She said, "I guess God knows my name!" LOL!
Kyra told me that she was a little mad at recess today because some of the kids that are in same class as the little boy next door called Kyra "his girlfriend". LOL! Kyra told me, "I'm not anybody's girlfriend!" You go girl! She also told me that her best friend at school copies everything that she does! Imagine that! I'm sure Kyra is used to it. Maeve does the same thing. ;)
Mia is well, just Mia. She hasn't changed one bit. She's still lazy and loves these girls. She hasn't moved from the sofa tonight. I saw her go outside to potty and then she came back in and put herself right back in the same spot! LOL!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
So I was pretty much all for this idea until Richard started talking about how he wanted to go out and catch the fish that he'd put in it. (WTF?) I guess buying some fish at the pet store isn't challenging enough for him. He wants to use all natural plants and chemicals. So it's starting to sound more like a project or hobby. He's doing research on the internet to see how to go about doing all of this. I just hope that it doesn't 1.) turn into a money pit and 2.) turn into MY project. I told him that I'm not cleaning the damn thing. I saw how my mom cussed the itty bitty aquariums that my sister and I had in our rooms when we were kids. I think she actually prayed for the fish to die so she wouldn't have to deal with maintaining them anymore! LOL!
So once again, I sit here asking myself, "Why can't he be NORMAL and do NORMAL things?" He always has to make things more difficult. Ugh.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I also like to work out in the mornings. I want to get it over and done with. I don't like waiting till the end of the day to work out. I never have. I'd much rather take/teach a morning class. I also run a few times a week in the morning. Since I take Maeve in the jogger, I prefer to do it earlier since it's much cooler.
Everything is just fresh and new in the morning. The air is cool. It's quieter. You just take notice of so many things.
I always knew that I would be a morning person when we would get a head start for vacations at like 3 in the morning. My mom and sister would be crashed in the backseat and I would be in the front seat navigating with my dad.
In fact, it's now 9:00 and I'm ready to go to bed. So I'm definitely not a night owl. ;)
Monday, September 04, 2006
I cringed when we went to Walmart on Saturday. They have all of their stuff out and Kyra wants to walk through the aisles and pick out a costume. I told her that we still have plenty of time yet. I just wanted to get the heck out of there!
In case you missed why I don't like Halloween, let me refresh your memory.
Ugh. I hate this time of year. The worst part about it is that I'll be seeing it all for the next TWO MONTHS! :(
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
I hated thunderstorms when I was a kid. When my sister and I were home alone and one hit, we'd flee to the neighbor's house. No kidding. I was so scared. Things have changed now. I always say a quick prayer to be protected during one and then go to comfort Kyra. She's not scared of them....just more anxious about what's going on. She'll insist that we light a candle or grab a flashlight in case the lights go out. LOL! Mia is oblivious to them. Thank God. A lot of dogs freak out including my sister's dog, Calli. She hates them.
I really hope we get some rain soon. More than anything, I think I need it for piece of mind. I'd like to know that God can still make it rain! ;)