Saturday, October 31, 2009


I hope you all have a fun holiday. Enjoy the night, don't eat too much candy, and keep your kiddos safe! My boys are very excited to go around the neighborhood. We probably won't stay out long, they already have enough candy from trick-or-treating at Hubby's work yesterday.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pics coming soon

I finally uploaded pics from my sd card so I will be posting a bunch of pics soon. First I need to look back to when the last time I posted pics was. We also had some family pics taken by my awesome sister-in-law so I will be posting some of those too. It's been 5 years since we had pics taken so I'm really happy to have some new ones. Anyway, it won't be tonight cuz I'm tired and heading to bed soon, but hopefully this weekend sometime I will get them posted.


I've been trying to do some fun Halloween stuff with the boys this week. I've made mummy mini pizzas, spider sandwiches, mummy hot dogs, and the other day we made paper plate spiders, bat, and pumpkin to hang from the lighting fixtures in the kitchen. And we finally carved pumpkins 2 nights ago, which was pretty fun. I'm trying to be more of a "fun" mom by doing stuff like that with the kids, and they really enjoy it, though their attention spans end after about 5 minutes lol.

Why didn't I think of that? lol

My Hubby is always trying to think of some really great idea to make money, like inventing something or making a cool new website. A few days ago he was saying how the person who invented barcode scanners must be pretty well off. Seriously, bar codes are on everything. We were wondering how someone even came up with that idea. Haha, we are watching Jay Leno and saw that someone sold there NFL team loyalty on eBay and got $10k, and Hubby said "Why didn't I think of that?!" LOL

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not quite photographic memory

I keep meaning to have my sister-in-law take some family pictures of us before the weather gets really bad. The last time we had pictures taken was when Jason was a baby 5 years ago (almost to the day actually). So I just want some nice pictures of our family, not for photo holiday cards or anything, just to hang in out home and so my kids don't look back at their childhood pictures and wonder why we were too stingy to get pictures taken lol. I really need to remember to ask my sister-in-law about it soon.

It's coming

A few weeks ago the weather started turning colder. The forecast said it would be in the 50's for most of the last week, but it's actually been a really nice week. I didn't even need a jacket the last few days. Unfortunately I know it won't last forever. Winter is coming and I am not happy about it. I hate the cold and going out in the snow. If I could I'd go someplace warm for the winter, migrate south. I just know that I'll be one of those old people who rents San Antonio apartments every winter so I can skip the cold weather.

Dang sales

So I go a bit crazy when I find a good sale. This week Albertson's has a good sale going on and with my coupons I've gotten some great deals, but I've also managed to end up with more junk food than necessary. And of course I have absolutely no self control and just opened the third box of Gushers in less than 2 days. They are sooo yummy though! If I ever have lots of money to afford cosmetic surgery I think I'd pass up the boob job and wrinkle treatments and go for some cellulite removal lol. Or I could eat better and exercise more, but I just don't think I could ever give up sugar and carbs. Mmmm.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Need sugar

Tonight I was really craving something sweet and could not find anything to make the craving go away. I had a glass of egg nog to see if that helped and it did a little but not enough. I finally looked on the top shelf in the pantry and found a Hershey bar I'd forgotten about. Yay! Unfortunately it still wasn't quite what I want. I want something fruity and sweet, like Starburst or Skittles. Or better yet, I need the best appetite suppressant available so I stop eating so much junk! I was going to have a bowl of Trix to take care of the craving, but now I think I'm going to just cut up some real fruit so I don't feel like such a pig lol.

Pain in my legs

Lately I've been getting achey pains in my legs, kind of like pinched nerve pain. I'm thinking it's because I'm not exercising. When I used to run regularly I didn't get them, but when I get lazy it comes back. Occasionally on Freecycle I see people offering treadmills and ellipticals and stationary bikes, but I never go for it because I don't know where I'd put one or if I'd even use it, but I'm thinking the next time I see an offer for one I might see if I can get it.

Man's jobs

I know these days there's lots of people who don't subscribe to the "men's jobs" and "women's jobs" type of thinking, but I'm so glad my Hubby takes care of the outdoor seasonal chores. I have never had to mow the lawn. He actually enjoys yard work so it's never an issue. Last week he blew all the water out of the sprinkler system and turned it off so the pipes don't burst over the winter. He also got the swamp cooler ready for winter by turning it all off and getting it all wrapped up. In the spring he had to replace air filters or gears or something on it too. I'm so glad he does it because it's on top of our roof and that's pretty dang high. He also gets up there at Christmas time to put up lights. That really scares me because when's it covered in snow and ice it can be very slippery and I'm always worried until he comes back in safely. I will gladly do the majority of laundry, dishes, and vacuuming as long as I never have to set foot on the roof lol.

Sweet tooth

Now that Nathan is almost a year old he likes to try eating everything. Of course that means I'm often fishing junk out of his mouth that he found on the floor! Today he got to eat some cut up grapes for the first time, though most of it ended up all over him and his seat. I never knew grapes could be so messy! And he loves anything with chocolate lol. He's definitely my son with that sweet tooth. :D I admit I have a bit of a problem when it comes to control over my sweet tooth. I really don't let Nathan have many sweets though, just tiny tastes. Once at my mom's house for her birthday I gave him some chocolate frosting off my piece of 'death by chocolate' cake and he loved it and started yelling for more and got so excited. Hopefully he doesn't get my genetically bad teeth and gets Hubby's good teeth instead.

Crazy cat house

I'm starting to feel like our house is over-run with cats lol. The kittens are 6 weeks old now (and I really will try to get pics of them up soon) and they can climb and run all over. Today I had to coax them out of a hole in Jason's box spring under the bed. I need to find homes for them in a few weeks. They are already litter-box trained and eating kitten food, I'd just like to get them all fixed before finding homes so whoever takes them won't have this problem lol. Our other female cat looks like she may be pregnant too, but I'm really hoping she's just gotten fat from eating the kitten food (cuz it has more fat than regular cat food). I don't think they make cat diet pills so I'll just have to hope that after the kitten food is gone she'll lose the extra. Really really hoping she's not going to have kittens too.

Work it

One of my favorite TV shows is The Biggest Loser. I think it's very inspiring and I love seeing how much the people change. Unfortunately Hubby doesn't like watching it (because he hates Jillian) so I never get to watch it when it comes on and am left to wait for it to be put online a week later. I have to be careful not to read any spoilers during that week, which is hard when I have tons of Facebook friends who watch it and post something about it. Sometimes I wish I had someone to motivate me to eat right and exercise lol. I am trying to eat better. We joined a veggie/fruit coop so we got tons of fresh produce and I've been trying to eat it before it goes bad. But I'm still a slacker on exercise. I wish I had an elliptical or treadmill or even a jumprope or Kettlebell I could work out with at home. I should try to get a few more runs in before the weather gets too cold, but with it getting darker earlier it is hard to work it in.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What goes up...

I love having a nice big TV, when Hubby first bought a 50" plasma I thought it was unnecessary, but I've come to really enjoy it. But the problem with hanging plasma tvs on the wall is it can be hard to reach the input/output jacks. Hubby bought a thing that plugs in to the TV and has 3 input things so we can just plug our stuff into that and switch as needed and have just the one line going to the TV (if that makes any sense lol), but we had to take the heavy TV off the wall to get it switched around. It's not as heavy as our last TV but still pretty awkward to get off the wall bracket.

On the move!

Almost 11 months old and finally Nathan is crawling! Thought he'd never get mobile. It's so cute. Of course now I need to watch him closer, and be aware of what he can get to now. He's also trying to pull himself up on things, but not quite there yet. I can't believe he'll be 1 next month, this has been the fastest year ever!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Don't lose it, just hide it

Earlier today Hubby and I were watching TV and saw an infomercial for a product that is supposed to help slim and hide body fat. We were just laughing at it because instead of helping people be healthier and lose weight like they should they were advocating just hiding it. The promoting lady seriously said "Keep the donuts, just get *item*". Yes, America, don't try to eat right or exercise, just hide your fat! People just want to have good results without doing any work. At least the top weight loss pills actually say you get the best results with diet and exercise, but so many people think they can just get away with popping pills and not do any of the work themselves. (*I know there are many people who do eat right and exercise and still have problems with weight, so this is not directed at them, this is just about the people who want results without doing anything.*)

Tired brain

I know, I keep promising to update more and am way behind on pictures and things. I do want to but before I know it another week has gone by too fast and I seem to always be behind in everything lol. The boys start preschool next week so I need to get their stuff ready and call their doctor to get vaccine records. I also need to call my dermatologist for an appointment. Those expensive UVB treatments I did a few months ago didn't help for long, my psoriasis came right back really fast. Sigh. I also started doing some work online that doesn't pay much but it's something I can do easily when kids are being good or napping. It just requires lots of brain work, like looking up Orange New Jersey cosmetic dentists, football stats, and other random trivia. It is kind of interesting because I'm picking up lots of little tidbits of info I never knew. Anyway, my brain's not used to working so hard lol, so I have a headache. Back to watching Sunday night football. :)