Tuesday, November 27, 2012

She's back

Nothing too extravagant yet, but our EOTS is back! The following pictures are from day 1 and day 2.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Post Thanksgiving

Although I can not begin to tell you how excited I am that Thanksgiving is over, just know that I will be even more excited once Christmas is over.
All my life, for as long as I can remember anyway, my mom shopped for Christmas gifts all year. She would stuff and hide it just about every week. I am not even kidding. By her doing this, I would always have tons of gifts and of course I was excited. I loved Christmas...when I was a kid. Now that I have kids of my own...not so much so. Now that my mom has passed away and Christmas was her favorite holiday...not so much so.
I know, having kids of my own, I should probably enjoy it just as much, if not more; seeing their faces light up on Christmas morning, and I do enjoy that aspect, but that is about the only thing I really enjoy about. I seem to get depressed because I can not give my kids the kind of Christmas that my mom, a single parent, always made sure that I had.
I am not new to this mom gig. I have been doing it for 13 years now, and for 13 years I have said, "I'm going to start shopping as soon as Christmas is over" and of course THAT never happens. I typically do not even start shopping until about a week maybe two weeks before the big day, and YES, I am ALWAYS one of those ones who is still out on Christmas Eve buying gifts.
I did not mind Christmas as bad when stores still had lay-away. Walmart did away this until last year, but they only allow you to put certain things on lay-away, and you can't do it all year. Only during the holiday season.
Anyway, I will say it again, I WILL START SHOPPING ALL YEAR LONG FOR CHRISTMAS AS SOON AS THIS CHRISTMAS IS OVER! There is also another plus to this...You always have something on hand for birthdays, be it your own kids birthday, or whatever.

For those who are wondering, the kids were with their dad this weekend, so Stormy, our Elf On The Shelf has not returned, but she will tonight!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I find myself being so excited for the holidays this year, and probably for the stupidest reason...Stormy will be returning to our house Friday morning...given that the kids are not gone already with their dad. We shall see.

If you do not know who Stormy is, she is our Elf on the Shelf. We got her last year, but not until right before Christmas, so this year, we will pretty much have her for a whole month. I am so beyond excited about this, but kind of worried for a few reasons. Number 1...GEMMA! Gemma is the 7 month old Lab that we have and I fear she may eat the Stormy, the tree, AND the gifts. That is just the kind of sweet baby that she is. Number 2...hoping that Stormy doesn't forget to go back to the North Pole each night and play a different trick by mornings light.

I know that Dawson knows about Santa, and he knows about the Elf too, but he don't dare spoil it for his sister, and I have NO DOUBT that she knows the truth as well, but she honestly gets so excited. Last year, (more than once) Stormy forgot to "fly" back to the North Pole I forgot to move the Elf and play a different trick, or hide her in a new, crazy, unexpected place, and boy oh boy, she (Keigan) was upset.

I will be keeping a photo journal of our time with Stormy this year and of course I will be posting it on here.

Do any of yall have an Elf on the Shelf? What kind of things has your elf done?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Friday Night Blues

I love being a wife and mother, but just for the record, I love going out to the clubs too....and I have not been in a very long time. The hubs doesn't care for it too much. Not sure why, but there is just something about that LOUD music, and being with a group of friends that I long for...sometimes. I don't want to go every weekend by any means, but sometimes, I feel like I am going to go insane if I don't go, and yet...I still don't go. I usually find myself sitting at home singing to myself "she's got those Friday night blues."

On the plus side to this NOT going out...I have managed to wash, dry and fold about 15 loads of laundry this weekend! EVERYTHING is getting washed and I think I have about 3 loads left and then I will sweep and mop, and I will be finished.
Sunday is usually the day that we go grocery shopping and clean the house together, and the kids too if it is their weekend to be home and not at their dads, but today the Hubs went to work so it has just been me. I think I may go start on the garage next but we shall see how my back is doing in a little while...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


With everything that is going on tonight, I must say, I would NEVER leave MY country just because of an election. Be proud to be an AMERICAN, I am. That will never change. Sadly there are so many ignorant people out there who vote for someone based on their looks, their race, and so many other reasons, other than what they should be taking into consideration. Not to mention that it is time to get with the ages America...to hell with the electoral college. Let each and every AMERICAN be heard as an individual. Count each and every single ballet that is cast. How is it that we trust technology to save our lives, yet we still rely on something as out dated as the EC?

I am absolutely disgusted, but still proud to be an AMERICAN! 

Election day..joy joy

So today is THE day, and I hope Obama gets voted OFF the island!

I honestly don't usually get involved in all of the political bullshit, and I try to keep my opinion to myself for  the most part, but tonight....tonight I am sick at my stomach at the the fact that this fucking idiot, Anti Christ, could possibly be re-elected. This man is a FUCKTARD! He has done nothing good for the economy, and where the hell is the CHANGE he promised? We  got change alright, just not the kind that he promised.

I can not say that I am for one party or the other, as I believe and support some things from each side, so I just go with the lesser of two evils, I guess you could say. I followed along and did some research four years ago and I was against Obama then, and I still am...even more so.

I understand that it takes more than 4 years to CHANGE everything...for the good, but it damn sure did not take that long for him to make matters much worse than they were. I also know that as each President is leaving office, the new one coming in will inherit all of the bullshit created and left behind by the last, but if they really know what the hell they are doing, and stick to their guns and don't just say shit to get elected and then do the total opposite, then we would be much better off.

Anyway, that is my rant for the night.

Now, tomorrow back to work...Ugh. Hope my back feels better when I wake up.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

12 sleeping kids

Toddlers and two year olds...sleeping...makes me want to go to sleep!
Yes, I am at work and it is nap time, but not for me. Lucky me, I get to listen to the lullaby music crap and watch the kids sleep. Do you know how hard it is to stay awake in here? Then on top if that, it's freaking hot as hell.