Friday, June 27, 2008

What a week...

This past week has been kind of crazy. Friday Lenny called from work at 9:30am and says to get the kids packed for the weekend at the beach and he will home to pick us up in 20 minutes. Have you ever tried to feed children and get packed for a weekend plus get the children ready to leave the house in 20 minutes?? Well if you have and you can do it...I admire you!! I worked my tail off and it still took 45 minutes. :)

Anyway, we were originally just going to head to Lincoln City, but as we were driving down the road at the last minute Lenny decides to head to the Sea Lion Caves. We stopped in Florence at the beach, went to have some lunch, headed to the Caves, and then came back to Florence and found a hotel with a pool for the evening. The next morning we headed to Lincoln City where we met Lenny's mom and two neices. We stayed there one more night and we all headed back here on Sunday.

Monday was Lenny and I's anniversary. Three years. And I spent the evening at home, with Doris, Monea, Kayla, and a projectile vomiting set of toddlers. Where was my husband? Oh that would be hanging out with his friends. He said since he took us away for the weekend that should count and I shouldn't be ungrateful. Next time he won't take me anywhere. Is it just me... or does the day matter??? Was I being stupid for still thinking the actual anniversary would of been nice to spend together? Anyway.

The children were sick all night Monday and Tuesday. NOT FUN!!! Then on Wednesday, Lenny got sick. They sent him home from work that morning. He was still sick yesterday and this morning. I got sick yesterday, and have been sick since. However, to time to rest or sleep or recoup when I have everyone else to take care of. :)

So, this past week has just been a little hectic. Thankfully Lenny's mom and nieces have been here. They have been a huge help with the children. And it's been nice to have company. If they wouldn't of been here with me on Monday I probably would of strangled my husband. :)

I am hoping this next week settles down a little bit.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


If you are reading this, and you have a blog, you've been tagged. Because inquiring minds want to know, you MUST repost with your OWN answers!

If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? clothes, hair, nails. tanning, gas money to visit my BFF

Favorite thing about your house?
it's a nice location
Least favorite thing about your house? it's an apartment not a house

What job would you pay NOT to have? anything at all that has to do with snakes

If you could be a fly on the wall, where? I can't tell you that...then it wont' be secret

Favorite food: carne asada
Quirks: soo many of them...dishwasher loading, the way the TP unrolls, things being in a line, making lists for everything....i could go on forever
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less?

Any regrets in life? too many

Favorite Charity/Cause? Abused children or Juvenile Diabetes

Favorite Blog recently? Dont' Read This

Something you can’t get enough of? My children

Worst job you have ever had? Brown Bag Cafe working for a sexist pig who told me to keep my mouth shut and just be the pretty face he hired me to be

Guilty Pleasures? reading
and computer time
Got any confessions? Jazzie Mae still uses a bottle to fall asleep at night

When are you most relaxed? When I am rested

One thing you are bad at? only one????

One thing you’re good at? Multitasking

If you could change something about your circumstances, what? Another thing I regretfully can't post here

Who would you like to meet someday? My children's spouses

Who is your real life hero? any single parents who raise fabulous children

What can you not live without? my children

Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? I completely disagree

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Brain Rot

I am actively combating my brain rot! My wonderful sister in law keeps sending good books my way. So between Sodoku puzzles, crossword puzzles, learning about random things, and good books...I feel like my brain is being put to better use.

In the last couple weeks I have read "Into the Wild"...a true story about a young man venturing off into the Alaskan wilderness, and "The Lovely Bones". I must say that though the first book was good, the latter has to be one of my favorite reads in quite awhile. It is about a young girl of 14 who is murdered. She is telling her story from up in Heaven, where she is watching down on her family and friends. It is a gruesome topic as far as child murder, but the book was so well written that I could not put it down.

Currently I just started a new book, a memoir by the author of The Lovely Bones, about her rape and healing process afterward. I will let you know how it is.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nothing exciting...

I know I haven't written in a couple days...but there hasn't been too much exciting going on. Whether finally turned nice yesterday, so until then we have been kind of stuck here in the apartment.

The Fourth of July weekend there is a family reunion in Paradise California. We are supposed to be making a road trip down there to go to it. We didn't go to last years reunion, because Isaac was still practically a newborn, plus financially it was going to be too much of a stretch. There is a pretty big wildfire right outside of Paradise, though, so we are watching that to see if it affects plans or not.

This weekend is Father's Day Weekend. Tomorrow we will go to church and grill some ShishKabobs. Not too exciting, but plenty exciting for us. Lenny is working 6 days a week right now. His work almost NEVER offers overtime, so we are trying to take advantage of the fact that they are offering it currently. It will help pay for the road trip, especially with gas prices!

That's about it for now. Excitement galore in Salem Oregon!!! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Is it selfish????

Is it selfish to want to hear an "I appreciate you" or "I appreciate everything you have done" or "Thank you" at least once??

I do alot of things for this family. Do I work? Nope. Not outside of the home. But I do ALOT. I hardly ever have that much "spare" time. In the AM before the kids wake up, a minute or two here and there throughout the day, and then after the kids go to bed. And things don't get easier when hubby gets home. I actually have MORE work to do then. And it's okay. I do what I do because I like to. I was always a perfectionist workaholic before the children, so now I put the extra energy into my home life. And I like it. I don't do it for the recognition. I do it because I love my children and husband. But for some reason, after 5 years of doing whatever it takes, a "Thank You" or "I appreciate you" would sure make me feel like everything I do isn't for nothing.

I gave up a career I had had for 8 years for my relationship. While job hunting after I quit that job, I turned down an offer to be a General Manager for a restaurant in HAWAII, I passed on another General Manager position because the Training would of sent me to Italy for 8 weeks. Another GM position I turned down because the training was for 6 months split between Florida and Arizona. And that was just to keep things going in the relationship in the earlier days. Since the children, I have given up the little stuff like time to myself, splurges like a haircut or a tanning session, Starbucks coffee, even a chance to sit down to eat a meal uninterrupted. I have asked my husband to give up nothing. He still continues to get what he wants when he wants it. And I let him. I help make sure he gets it. I am not even asking anything to change. I would just LOVE to hear a "Thank You".

Selfish of me, I know. And it even sounds ungrateful on my part. But I guess I am only human...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tidbits of advice....

Insanity is the act of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

In any given situation, you basically have three choices... Change it, accept it, or leave it.