Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve :joy:

Apparently I'm tired today. Last night Scott and I went out on a date to dinner at the Mongolian BBQ and then to the movies to see Avatar.

Yummy dinner and awesome movie. We got home about midnight and I crashed out. And woke up at 11:00 this morning.  Holy cow!! Glad I told everyone I wasn't going to go to work today. This is it though, I'm going to have to get totally all better and stop having these extra long holiday weekends.

I have a ton of stuff I need to get done today but so far all I've managed to do was eat some eggos, drink some coffee and harvest my crops on Farmville.

Like the losers we are we have no fun plans for tonight. I sent my brother a text yesterday asking him if he was having people over to his  house and he said he'd let us know and so far I haven't heard from him so it looks like it's going to be just another night around here.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm on the mend!!

High de ho neighbors!! How's it going??? I'm feeling much better right now. I was a total raging bitch about 2 hours ago though. I got home from work and went straight into cleaning mode. Cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the waffle that my husband left in the waffle iron on SUNDAY when he made waffles. Washed the dishes from SATURDAY and SUNDAY and MONDAY and TUESDAY and scrubbed the counters down and cleaned off the table with all the cookies and bread I never got delivered and we all decided to just eat and swept the floor and cleaned up the fucking wrapping paper and the fucking crackers that were ground into the fucking rug. Called my husband and told him to bring home some fucking dinner because I was fucking pissed that my family is a bunch of savages. Told all the kids they weren't EVER allowed to eat in the living room ever again and packed up most of the Christmas stuff when my husband finally got home with pizza and decided to start pouring me some diet pepsi pronto. Then I ate and wow I feel so much better now.

Just need to pack up the tree. I have a box going for stuff that I don't want anymore to go to Goodwill and I'm tempted to throw all the rest of the crap in there. I mean we never even put batteries in all these Christmas things and we stored them for a whole year! Think the kids will even notice if they aren't there next year? Guess they'll get over it!Pin It

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Recap 2009

Well this year tops last year in being the SUCKIEST Christmas ever. Can we just say that being sick and coughing your head off all day is NO FUN!?! Here's my Christmas Re-cap

Tuesday-shop until I drop, finally get everthing done.

Wednesday-work, home, Dr.(told I didn't have bronchitis and given some crappy cough syrup that didn't work), baking

Thursday (Christmas Eve)- go to mother in laws. Christmas Eve wasn't TOO bad. Except that my brother in law was pretty much plastered and pissed my husband off by making a liberal comment. Heaven help anyone that doesn't share his own views! I think politics should be illegal to talk about. At least at work, home and family functions. ;O) My father in law had fun talking my brother's ear off. They love fresh meat to tell all their stories too. Me? I've heard them so many times I can tell them myself.  I made the lasagna (that's one of those words I will NEVER spell right on the first try) . Brother in law made a salad. We had plenty of food and were sufficiently stuffed when we left.

When we got home I wrapped everything I had to wrap and after the kids went to bed I did the Santa thing.

While the hubby did this:

When I was done he suddenly popped up and said I should have woke him up to help me. I was like hmmm well I've been doing it on my own for 15 years I think I can handle it!

I ended up on the couch not too long after I went to bed. Coughing is a bitch. I hate her. So I was sleeping on the couch and I heard some noise and Melissa  and Trevor were up inspecting their presents with a flashlight. SO SO CUTE. Eventually I was like um what time is it?


I told them it was way too early to be up so they climbed up on the couch and snuggled with eachother. I wish I would have got a picture but I was way too tired to get up. I think it was around 7 or so when everyone woke up for the 2nd time.

Scott bought me a garden hopper stool thing. (no that's not me, I wish my waist was that small!)

After we opened presents we headed over to my brother's house where we had bagels and donuts and cough syrup and used the inhaler 5000 times. As the day went on I just felt worse and worse. At one point I went upstairs and laid down for a bit. Not sure if I actually slept or not. The day went by pretty quickly even though I was dying. We didn't eat dinner until after 8. By that point I just wanted to eat so we could go home.

My kids all enjoyed Christmas I think! My mom bought Trevor this color change Hot Wheels thing and he's been playing with it ALL DAY today. Melissa got some DS games and a cell phone so she's been busy with those. Her friend also got her first new phone and they have been texting back and forth all day today. We got Jessica a new bed. She has been sleeping like a gypsy with her mattress on the floor for the last year. It's nice to see her with a normal bed now!! That took the hubs awhile to put together. TG he did it, I think I would have had to hire someone if he wasn't here.
My little adorable niece had on the CUTEST outfit. Isn't she just too stinking cute!! And she was sitting in the little bumbo seat and OMG I could just eat her up!!

I hope she doesn't get sick :(  Eventually we went home and I went straight for bed. I got up at my usual coughing hour of 2 am and rearranged my farm on farmville for a few hours. Eventually tried to sleep a bit on the couch..

Saturday-I got up and called my dad. We were supposed to go to his house and do Christmas with them. 

At 9 I decided to go to the Urgent Care. Three hours later I finally got back to a room. But not before stepping on the scale and confirming that Yes, Julie, you are a total fat ass. The nurse was asking me all these questions about my last menstral cycle and I was like umm last month and she was all what day and I was all I don't know. Seriously I'm dying here and she wants to know when the last time Aunt Flo came to visit? I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with my coughing. I was so glad when the Dr. finally came in and man was he a hotty! He said right away that I had bronchitis and prescribed a bunch of stuff for me.
Not too long after I came home my dad came over and dropped off a PRIME RIB dinner complete with my favorite pie. I think that was about the nicest thing ever. I need to make them a thank you card. Although I should probably wait until I'm not sick.

Well since I've been sick, my house pretty much still looks like this
only with more shit thrown on top! Here's hoping that I  start feeling better soon.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Feels like Arkansas

I keep meaning to get over here and post something but I keep forgetting until AFTER I get off the computer. I finally made it over here!

So I've been sick. Thought I was getting better but have relapsed. I went to the Dr. yesterday and got a prescription cough syrup but I can only take it at night and it didn't really seem to work last night. :sigh:

Saturday was my nephew's birthday party. We went bowling. Scott's niece was there because she is dating my brother now. He's SO not happy about that. He thinks it's just weird and gross. The only thing that kind of weirds me out is if they ever have kids they will be double cousins with my kids. Guess it would be good if anyone ever needed a donor for something lol.

My brother might be coming to my MIL's house on Christmas Eve, which is kind of weird too. At least it will liven the place up a bit and get someone on MY TEAM haha. I'm just hoping it's better than last year.  I'm cooking a lasana so maybe my MIL won't be so wiped out.

Sometime between now and Thursday I need to get some energy to do some baking, wrap presents and clean the house up. Wish me luck.Pin It

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ho Ho Ho Merry Cough Cough Cough

Well it's another day of trash tv and hugging my pillow on the couch. I thought I was going to kick this cold no problem. I was even starting to feel better yesterday. Went to work, came home and played around with my scrapbook stuff. Made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen and THEN went and did some Christmas shopping.

Hit a few stores, ending up at Wal Mart, because let's face it. The store is CHEAP and stays open late. I'm strolling along and hit the toys section where I'm getting followed along by this stocker woman who apparently can only stock things in front of and around where I want to look. It's a big toy section lady!! Pretty much let her know that she was f*ing annoying me and I think she enjoyed that. Stupid witch. I was just about ready to give her the one over with my shopping cart when they announced that the store was closing in 5 minutes. Are you kidding me?? It's Christmas. At Wal mart. It's USED to be 24 hours. Guess I'm done shopping for the night.

So high tailed it to the front where they have TWO cashiers.  So an hour later I was finally out of the store and on my way home.

Santa still needs to do a bunch more shopping but has a big block when it comes to what to get anyone but the 6 year old, because really I could give him the recycle bin and he'd be happy. Hopefully I'll be feeling better tomorrow.

The kid's Christmas program is tonight. Bitter sweet since it's the last one for Melissa. Next year she'll be a big "Jr. High School Girl" and they don't do the Christmas program. Sigh. On the upside only 5 more of these counting tonight!!! So far we've sat through ten years of these programs. And they are the SAME ever year. They even have the same classes sing the same songs. Don't get me wrong, they are cute but they need to mix them up a bit!!Pin It

Monday, December 14, 2009

Life Goes On

Friday after I came home and cried my eyes out than called my mom and cried some more, I got out the Christmas boxes. Nothing like keeping your mind busy to keep you from totally losing it.

When the kids got home from school (I stayed home from work that day), we put up the tree with minimal cursing, unlike last year , and then got busy putting on the ornaments. Jessica even helped a little bit. Each year she wants to do less and less when it comes to our traditional holiday things.  That's the sad part of her growing up!

While we were hanging up the ornaments, which by the way I got smart last year and left the hooks on them, much easier!,  I realized that Trevor has hardly any ornaments that are "his". When Jessica was little we went a bit overboard buying the Hallmark ornaments. There are A LOT that are "hers". Part of that spilled over into Melissa's years. When Trevor was born we were REALLY broke. He has I think 2 ornaments that are "his". Poor kid!!

I'm making an effort to pick up some for him while I'm out and about so that next year he'll have a few more to put on the tree that are all his. So far I've found a snowman with his name on it, he was pretty excited about that!

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Good Bye To A Dear Friend

Thursday night I went to bring Tabbie in from "hanging out" outside. I rubbed her belly and noticed that it was SO tight and bloated. I could tell that she really wasn't feeling well. I started thinking about how much she's been having "accidents" in the house this last week, this weird licking thing she's been doing, and lastly I realized that she hadn't emptied her bowl in quite a few days.

And she didn't want her treat.

I felt a bit of panic when the realization hit me that I think this is it. I called the vet but they couldn't get her in unless I wanted to pay $80 extra for an emergency vist.

She's 15 years old and is already quite lumpy and I knew there was no way I can spend a lot of money on her, because really, dogs don't live much past 15 anyways.

So we all showered her with lots of love and gave her tons of hugs and kisses and Friday morning I took her in. The vet said it was most likely a tumor in her belly or liver area. So we snuggled on a blanket as she took her final breaths. She went quite peacefully, which I am grateful for.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

WTF is up with the tooth fairy these days???

Tuesday afternoon the kids were beating on each other as usual. They were leaving me alone so I was just yelling out the usual "knock it off" and "quit hitting eachother", when I heard something weird going on. Jessica was apologizing to Trevor, that she didn't really "mean to" and so I had to get up to investigate. Trevor had his hand over his mouth and then when he pulled it away he had  tooth in his hand and lots of blood. ICK. He almost started to cry then his sister's reminded him that the tooth fairy would be visiting and he'd be getting a dollar! Eventually the bleeding stopped but look at his goofy grin now!

The sad part is that the stupid tooth fairy sucks rocks because she has forgot to come TWO NIGHTS in a row. WTF???

It might have a little something to do with hanging out with the elderly down at the club house playing bingo. (she won $2.50 this week!!) And maybe that little whiskey & coke that she had right before hand.

Or maybe that glass of wine she was having right before bed.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

81 Is Cool & The Biggest Loser Finale

Anyone else have trouble giving  your blog posts a title? I hope no one decides what to read on my blog based on titles! But then again maybe that's why I have so few comments!

Yesterday mostly centered around my Father-In-Laws 81st Birthday. Yes, my husband's DAD is 81.  Crazy!! That's what happens when you have a kid when you are in your 40's!

(Wow does Trevor have the tough guy look on his face or what??)

You can click here to see his 80th, good times people, good times.  This year we didn't have any other family show up, just us and his parents and of course the sister that lives there.

We went all fancy and went through the drive thru for some KFC. I even used coupons and it came with CAKE! Score for one less stop! Although I did have to play extra to get a couple pieces of breast meat since I KNOW his mom would be sad if she had to like eat a leg or a thigh. Those are the things you figure out when you've been part of the fam for 18 years. (damn I must be getting old to be around that long!)

Anyhow it was yummy and we stayed until almost 9.

I watched part of The Biggest Loser Finale there but we had to leave because everyone was tired and had to go to bed. So I missed big chunks of the finale and had to look online to see who won the at home prize. I just got a glimpse of Rebecca so I need to look up her haut look (just did, you can see all their pictures on the NBC website.  I know a bunch of people didn't like her but I was hoping she'd win.

And Tracey? OMG she was all boney! Anyone else think she had the too thin look going on? (but now that I look at her pictures online she doesn't look quite as bad)

I was hoping Rudy was going to win. I know everyone hated him but I secretly thought he was kind of cute and was hoping he'd win. Danny just bugged the crap out of my husband because he was always CRYING and raise your hand if you think he's hoping for a record deal with his guitar playing & singing.

Overall I'm just amazed at how much weight they all lost. Totally transformed. I was totally inspired after last week's episode when they all ran the marathon and I'm really thinking training to do a 5K. I think I need something like that to get me motivated to lose some weight and get fit. Anyone else thinking of doing the same? I looked up the couch 2 5K program and it looks do-able. I just need to get my ass out there and do it. Anyone else up for it? I'm thinking of starting a new little blog just dedicated to that. That should help me stay motivated I think!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

When Hell?? Freezes Over...

Hey so remember yesterday when I was saying how cool it would be if it snowed here? Well this morning I was sleeping and I heard the sound of the back door being pushed open and the dog escaping so I jumped up and called her but she ignored me and took off anyways. It was dark so I couldn't really see anything and I kept calling her and she didn't come so I was like "screw it!" and went and took a shower.

I got out of the shower and looked out the window to see if I could see her and guess what I saw????


I know all you midwesterners and northeasterners are like yeah yeah but it hardly EVER snows here. Like the last time I remember it snowing I was in jr high or something. And it lasted for like 2 minutes. This time it was like an hour! Of course I promptly woke up the kids with


(for some reason it will only load this picture side ways?? It's not sideways on my computer??)

They got dressed real quick and went outside to check it out. It was big flakes which was totally cool. I tried to get some pictures but it was too dark to really see anything.

Oh and the dog finally came back with snow all over her. haha.

It snowed up until right before the bus showed up for the little kids. I saw a few flakes on the way to work but it was mostly just rain by that point. A little while after I got to work it started snowing there!

So it was a very neat and fun Monday morning here!!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

I've been buried in bookmarks!

Wow I haven't been here in forever! Thanks for the spammers for hitting my blog and leaving comments that I had to come delete I've found my way back.

I just realized I forgot to do the end of the month pictures for my garden!! Hopefully it won't be raining tomorrow and I'll take some after work. It's supposed to rain almost all week, and it's been so cold I wouldn't be surprised if we see some snow here in the California Valley!! That would be fun. Just as long as it doesn't last too long. I know I'VE never driven in any snow and they'd have to truck over some snow plows or something hahaha.

Here's some bookmarks I finished today. I spent all day working on them and I'm finally caught up with my orders. Maybe now I'll get my Halloween boxes put away and dig out the Christmas stuff!

Santa needs to bring me a new camera I thinks!! The iPhone works ok but obviously lacking in some high quality photos ;O)

Yesterday I went to Sacramento and took 3 teenagers to a concert, dropped them off and spent the day with myself! Finished reading my book, The Time Traveler's Wife at Starbucks. I didn't think I was going to like it when I first started reading it but it was a REALLY good book. Totally enjoyed it.  Then I took myself to the movies and saw The Blind Side, great movie! Took myself out to dinner at In N Out Burger and then to Barnes & Nobles for some more coffee and a couple more books. Totally enjoyed my day. Probably should have bought some Christmas presents but I wasn't really in the mood.

Picked up the kids and they were so noisy when they got in the car I ended up on a different freeway than I wanted, lucky for me it was going the right direction and I just had to cross over later. All in all it was a good day!

So what have you all been up to?

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