Friday, August 31, 2007

Oh boy.

I learned how to make pie crust. Guess what we've been eating? Chicken pot pie, buttermilk pie, chicken pot pie, blackberry pie, more chicken pot pie ...

Yeah, not exactly helping in my desire to be healthier, eh? *knock on wood* While I haven't released any fat, I haven't gained any weight either. But I'm definitely not healthy.

Hubby had a really bad breakdown the week Small Fry went home. Things are finally back to normal with him (mostly) and between the two of us. We celebrated our 1-year anniversary yesterday. He brought me a dozen red roses and a pound of chocolate covered gummy bears. So yeah, doing better now. Focusing on that instead of the bad stress kicking my trash for the month of August. I love working from home -- my boss has been very understanding through all the stress of the family stuff lately, so she's let me be more flexible lately.

With my new shift, starting next week, I intend to exercise and shower before I start work. Starting Monday, I'll be doing the one-mile until I can get back in gear. Then I'll do other aerobics and/or the two- and three-milers. I'll work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while hubby is still sleeping, then spend a few minutes with him before Munchkin gets home from school, then hang out with the two of them, make dinner, etc. Hubby often sleeps again between 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. and then goes to work, and kiddo goes down at 8, so I'll then work more from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. or thereabouts. I'll probably take naps here and there, too. Wooo.

That's the plan.

Jump/Flash/Swing Drives

So, our neighbor gave us this computer a while back -- for our family history class since hubby (heaven love him) wouldn't let me download PAF to his computer. Okay, it's his computer, I'm okay with that, but the ladies in the class were horrified I couldn't do anything with his computer (they later asked if they'd offended ME by being so pushy, but he was the one who got up and left and never went back to class. hello??). Anyway. The computer. It is a few years old. It is an IBM. The wife said she thought it was a pretty good computer. And it'll be fine for PAF and the kids playing Neopets on it.

But it is slow.

It only had 128K memory.

WHAT? My swing drive (thanks for the recommendation forever ago, CC) has 512K. It is smaller than a chapstick tube and almost as old as the computer.

Yeah, I'm not kidding.

So one of his gaming buddies gave us a memory card with 256K memory so we can run WoW on both computers, right? (Gosh, I'm an addict ... we're now debating hubby building me a computer for Christmas with the Christmas savings account money -- one of the perks for working at Nestle, they take out the money before you ever see your paycheck, and by the end of the year, we'll either have a really huge Christmas or a good Christmas and pay off a bill or two). Yeah, the memory card KILLED the computer. Which made me really upset -- I'd just moved all of our pictures I'd taken since he gave me the digital camera to the computer and deleted them from the camera. And PAF had been updated, too. *sniff* IBM pre-made computers apparently don't want new ANYTHINGs. He changed it back out for the original memory card and it did NOT want to turn on. He fiddled with it for 15-20 minutes and it finally came back on. I immediately copied the pictures and PAF back to the swing drive. Then I realized it had been a while since I'd backed up my work shortcuts, so I came in here to do it. Yup, it's been a while. Since December. Since I started all new accounts in November and added a whole bunch of stuff in those shortcuts for those accounts through about March, I was horrified. Glad the computer hadn't DIED.

But hey, I'm happy I bought this thing. Well worth the $20 or whatever it was -- it'll save me more money in the long run if/when the work computer does die.

And CC, I'm so budgeting for that thing you showed me for hubby for Christmas ... mwahahahahahah ...

UTIs and other fun stuff

So, I woke up Wednesday with another UTI. I never had a problem with them until I had the IUD a year ago, and since I had it pulled last October, I've had two or three more. I'm so sick of being on antibiotics for EVERYTHING since my heart condition -- I don't think I've gone a month in the last 1-1/2 years without a course of antibiotics. My stomach just started churning even just thinking about taking another round of antibiotics. So I tried to ignore it Wednesday, not wanting to be having different sorts of pains and problems from the antibiotics, but finally called the doctor Wed afternoon. They were closed for the day, and they are closed on Thursday. What to do?

I looked up some homeopathic sorts of things on-line. After reading for a couple of hours (interspersed by every-5 or 10-minute trips to the bathroom, I drank about a quart of water, a glass of cranberry juice, two glasses of orange juice, took 1000 mg of vitamin C and two cranberry pills as well as a capsule of acidophilus, and yes, my stomach was full. About 15 minutes after all of that, I took 2 Tbs of apple cider vinegar with 2 Tbs of water (no honey, although some websites say you can add that). Within one hour, I no longer hurt when going to the bathroom. At that hour mark, I actually voided more than a dribble for the first time all day. I took another dose of the apple cider vinegar right then, and then Thursday took more when I woke up and more when I went to bed. I will take more before I go to bed tonight, as a prophylactic measure. The only caution they give you is to brush your teeth afterward because the vinegar can make your teeth sensitive. But I feel fine. I'm still drinking a lot of water and bought more juice today, but thank heaven for being able to go to the bathroom again ... hahahahaha.


We rented Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last night for our anniversary. Romantic, I know, but hubby did bring the roses and chocolates, I figured he could pick a movie and I didn't hate the idea of watching it. We both actually enjoyed it. Good stuff. Reminded me of watching the original movies and series with my brothers. lol. Good times ...


And I hit level 27 with my toon on WoW today. Not that that is a HUGE accomplishment or anything, but I am having fun. *sigh* Nooooooooo, don't make me have FUN!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Yay! ... We've been married a whole year.

When hubby came home from work today, he brought me a dozen roses and chocolate covered gummy bears (my favorite! he's looked for them off and on since we met and finally found some at Macey's around the corner from us of all places). I bought steak for him for lunch, which I'll make when he gets up.

Awwww ...

As we sat there this morning eating chocolate together (naked. :P), we talked about our wedding day and how much has changed in the last year, and how awesome our wedding day was. Man, I love that guy. I think I'm gonna go have a nap with him.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


hahaha ... there are nights I feel all "accomplished" when I make dinner -- if hubby (a carnivore) AND Munchkin (a picky little stink who doesn't eat much meat) both eat it. Tonight was one of the good nights. A version of shepherd's pie -- ground chicken (the only meat I can always get Munchkin to eat), canned corn and black beans, frozen green beans, with garlic mashed yukon gold potatoes topped with cheese. They both ate it all and hubby was having more when I just went out there. mwahahahahah

Of course, Munchkin might have only eaten hers for the promise of a small slice of buttermilk pie ... which is something else I didn't think she'd eat but she DID. And LIKED it.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Nosy Nellie

So, in the last week, we've had several people ask us if we're ever going to have more kids. Yeah, that hasn't helped the situation much at all.

My visiting teachers were asking about it and chatting about babies in general. They're both young, been married a bit longer than we have been, one has a 6-1/2-month-old baby boy (who was with them and quite cute) and the other has furbabies. Then we went to a BBQ/gaming party with a few of hubby's friends and they started asking about it, too. We're fairly close to all of these people and it's really not like they offended me or anything, but then as we talk and they find out about the miscarriages, they apologize to ME for bringing it up. They're not the only ones who have brought it up, but they are the only ones I've really let know what's been going on.

The thing is, my sweet husband might look like a big, mean, scary, tough guy, but he's more sensitive than I am (unless I'm PMSing). They really need to apologize to him. *sigh*

He did go off his meds a little while ago. He's actually doing better, our stress level has gone down with his shift change and his kiddo going back home, and Munchkin is a much happier kidlet right now, too.

So, yeah. The people asking these questions are probably going to be the ones driving me crazy when I *do* stay pregnant, rubbing my tummy and asking if I'm sure I'm not having twins. (Happened from about 5 months on from certain of my employees when I was pregnant with Munchkin -- not twins, just no room inside for babies, so they poke right out). GAH.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Yeah, the mountain came back. But I took an hour or so and put it all away again. Yay!


Really, housework and work and taking care of the family keep me pretty busy. That's all that's going on really this week. Someone at church asked me what was going on, and I just said, "I'm good." She asked what was wrong. I'm like ... Nothing. Nothing's really happening, which is WAY better than bad stuff going on. So I'm pretty decent right now, nothing to complain about.

From work today

Ponder for 2007:

Number 10: Life is sexually transmitted.
Number 9: Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
Number 8: Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
Number 7: Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
Number 6: Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
Number 5: Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Number 4: All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Number 3: Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00 and a substantial tax cut saves you 30?
Number 2: In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
AND THE NUMBER 1: THOUGHT FOR 2007: We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

"Life is like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow."

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Kiddo (mUnchkin) starts back to school Tuesday. yesterday, we got to go meet her teacher. She's a gal with whom I went to high school, so it was fun catching up with her a bit. We were pretty good friends and she remembered me in a good way, which is sort of suprising considering I kind of lost my mind during my senior year. And everyone thought I was pregnant at graduation but I wasn't. In fact, I was still a virgin. (didn't get into any of that with her, but the other folks we hung out with spread that rumor, so I was sort of shocked she was happy to see me).

Anyway. Hubby is doing better with meds and his new shift. He likes working fewer hours and having more time at home. I like the fact that he's happier and more normal. So that's awesome.

Looking forward to back to school next week so I can really get back in the groove of my new split shifts.

And then maybe I'll have more time to play WoW ... *snicker*

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I woke up with a migraine. It's been coming on for a week. Hubby very lovingly insisted I go to the Instacare for a shot and took me there. It's better now.

In other news, I am embarrassed to admit I like playing WoW. I do not, however, play as much as my husband does. Thankfully.

And finally, a survey not written by/for a 13-yr old girl.

1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?
Axe. It's hubby's. Various fun-scented bubble baths for me.

2. Do you have any watermelon in your fridge?
Sadly, no. I could really go for some right now.

3. Is there anything moldy in your refrigerator?
It's possible...

4. Are there any dirty dishes in your sink?
YES. And they're staying there.

5. What would you change about your living room?
Paint. New furniture.

6. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
Clean. Ran it yesterday, I think.

7. Do you have a can of mushrooms in your pantry?
Well, yes. In the foord storage.

8. White or wheat bread?

9. What is on top of your refrigerator?
Cereal. And two crock pots. (anyone want a small crock pot?)

10. What color is your sofa?

11. What color or design is on your shower curtain?
In the master bath, it's sage green leaves on a white background. The main bath is FISHIES!!!

12. How many plants are in your home?
Five ... which all need to be watered ...

13. How many candles are in your home?
Too numerous to count.

14. Is your bed made right now?
No. I used to make it every day. I gave up. And now, about the time I'm getting up, hubby is getting home from work and getting IN bed, and around the time he gets up, I have a nap.

15. If you have a coffee pot, what color is it?
I don't like this question.

16. Electric or standard can opener?
Both, actually.


27. Comet or Soft Scrub?
Neither. Lysol foaming stuff -- no scrubbing required.

28. Is your closet organized?
Sort of.

29. What color is the flashlight that you use the most?

30. What kinds of things are in your junk drawer?
Bubble gum, stuff from when we moved in the house ...

31. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?

32. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?
... no ...

33. If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
It could use a clean out. We need to get stuff to DI.

34. Curtains or blinds?

35. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Two. Standard and neck pillow. And three if hubby and I end up sleeping in bed at the same time.

36. Do you sleep with any lights on at night?
Munchkin does. It's a hall light. That's the only one.

37. How many ceiling fans are in your home?

38. How often do you vacuum?
Not often enough! --Ditto

39. Standard toothbrush or electric?
Standard --Ditto

40. What color is your toothbrush?

41. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?

42. What is in your oven right now?
Oven... racks. --hehehe ... me too.

43. Is your microwave clean or dirty?

44. Is there anything under your bed?
Storage boxes. One of them contains a quilt I've been working on for years ...

45. Chore you hate doing the most?
Scrubbing toilets. Doing dishes. Laundry. I am not a good housekeeper.

46. What retro items are in your home?

47. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
Not anymore.

48. If you have a yard, who mows it?
The HOA guys ...

49. Is there anything on your kitchen floor right now?
dirt. --LOL

50. How many mirrors are in your home?
A few.

51. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home?
Not exactly.

52. What color are your walls?
off white... which is worse than white.

53. Which rooms in your house have wallpaper?

54. Do you have a peephole in your front door?

55. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your house?
I have knives.... and a big maglite. --Ditto

56. What does your home smell like right now?
Nothing. I'm a bit stuffy.

57. Fave candle scent?
Depends on the time of year. During the holidays, I want cinammon-y or bakery scents. The rest of the time, I love vanilla.

58. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
Baby sweet gherkins and baby dills.

59. Who are in the pictures you displayed?
Kiddo, the Savior, a seascape my gramma painted ... And a montage of family members. I really need to get Goodbye Blue Skies framed ...

60. What color is your favorite bible?
My scriptures have a red leather cover. I need new ones though.

61. Do you have plenty of cabinet space in your kitchen?
It's one of the things I wish I had more of in this house.

62. Ever been on your roof?

62. Do you own a stereo?
Yes. I think we have two.

63. How many tvs do you have?

64. How many house phones?

65. Do you have a housekeeper?
No, but I want one.

66. What style do you decorate in?
Early garage sale.

67. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints?
It depends... both together make for a very nice mix. --I'd agree with this

68. Is there a smoke detector in your home?
several --Ditto

68. In case of fire, what are the items you would grab if you only could make one quick trip?
The lock box and my purse.

69. Do you know how to work your electrical box?
Is that where you flip the switches if the fuse trips? I've had to do that a time or two ...

70. What temperature in your home is most comfortable to you?
I keep it around 76 in the summer, 72 in the winter. Even at that, I still have fans going in the summer and wear extra clothes in the winter.

Monday, August 13, 2007

pottery-based quiz

1) Harry begins Hogwarts and sorted into a house. Which house do you think you would be sorted in?
Gryffindor = Brave
Ravenclaw = Smart
Hufflepuff = Loyal/hardworking
Slytherin = Sly, looking for the easy way

Hufflepuff. I'm too chicken to sign up for what Gryffindors deal with and, even if I'm smart, I'm too lazy for Ravenclaw's smartness factor. Obviously, I don't want to be in Slytherin.

2) The Mirror of Erised, instead of showing a reflection, shows what the subject wants more than anything. What would the Mirror show you?

A stack of cash and a carefree life ... A big house (not bigger than needed, just big), no debt, the right mixure of rain and sun for me and hubby to both be happy, and a couple more children!

3) In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry’s new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is a celebrity with an overdeveloped case of ego. Which current celebrity do you think is overblown?

Tom Cruise. Paris Hilton. Britney Spears. Lindsay Lohan -- major disappointment with her ... gah.

4) Harry calls Fawkes (Dumbledore’s phoenix) to him by exhibiting loyalty. What non-family member would be able to call your phoenix?

CC. Jess/Nate. Jennifer.

5) In The Prisoner of Azkaban we first see a Boggart, which takes the form of whatever the person fears. What would your boggart turn into?

I'm Molly Weasley. Everyone DEAD.

Or a big pile of bills and 0 balance in the checkbook.

6) Harry is able to fight off dementors by using a patronus charm which calls upon a very happy memory. What would your happy moment be?

My wedding day to my sweet husband.

7) In The Goblet Of Fire Fred and George try to put their names in the goblet even though they are not old enough. What “mature” activity did you try too early?

Marriage, clearly. The first time.

8)In The Order of the Phoenix Harry discusses what he wants to be when he gets out of school. What did you want to be when you were 15?

A teacher.

9) The kids take their defense against the dark arts in a room of requirement where the room becomes whatever you need. What would your personal room of requirement be–when would it appear?

A sound-proof room with Time-Turners and computers and a bed! I could work in peace, get in a nap, and not miss anything!

10) In the Half-Blood Prince we are exposed to Felix Felicitas, a potion that will make you have a wonderful wonderful day. Tell us about a day that you would like to live over again–a wonderful day.

I don't know that I'd want to live my wedding day over again, but I loved the honeymoon -- just being able to kick back, spend time with my sweetie, and not have to work ... that or the days right after kidlet came home from the hospital, before I left my ex, while he was gone to work. those were good times. ORRRR, after my heart surgery when kidlet and hubby were both here taking care of me, quiet house, etc.



11) In the Deathly Hallows, Hermione blanks her parents' memory of her existence. Is this something you would do to protect those you loved?

Well, yes. It would be hard. But yes. I wished I could have done that back when I left my ex (although, it would have been easier to blank HIS memory ...)

12) We find that Dumbledore entrusted Snape to kill him. Do you have anyone that you would trust enough to kill you if you asked them to?

Hubby and I have had the pull the plug discussion, but that's about it.

13) Many beloved characters do not make it to the end of the book. What fictional characters' deaths affected you (besides the ones in Harry Potter)?

Oh geeze ... I don't like this question. When characters die, there is usually not a happy ending, and I end up hating the book. Richard Paul Evans, I think that's his name (christmas box?), his books are like that. Love the book until a character dies. I quit reading them.

Well ... Things could be worse.

Just so you all know, this last week wasn't the best. Nor was it the worse week I've ever had, to that's all right.

Hubby is supposed to go back to work tonight on his new schedule. Hopefully he sticks it out and doesn't go crazy because we are broker than broke. And right now, we have too many bills for either of us to cover alone. So ... hoping he's settled into his meds better than he was last week. Which is a story I'm not going to repeat.

Saturday night, our date night involved World of Warcraft (WoW). I don't usually just sit around and watch him play, but he'd asked me to consider creating my own character and playing for a while to see what is so cool about it. I'm not 100% sure why he loves it so much (although I see his point of creating his own sci-fi/fantasy story every time he logs in), but about the 30th or 40th creature I zapped and thought, "I have the skills to kill this sucker quickly," I realized I was SUCKED IN. He is so happy I'm playing, and giddy to tell all his friends and brother, "I can't join the group right now. My WIFE is playing." Hilarious.

And then yesterday, after I finally woke up (I haven't been sleeping well), kiddo and I talked about the game and I told her I played it and she wanted to see my character. So I showed her, and she asked me to play. So I played for a bit and she was like, "MOM! You are SO GOOD!" Which is also hilarious to me.

I am not a gamer. I do not play videogames. I do not like videogames. Except, I kinda liked bringing the smackdown on the undead ... and the creepy kitties ... and the wyrms trying to eat me ...

Friday, August 10, 2007


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Blind Date

This would be my cuzzin and his parents. Cuzzin is on the left (duh). He is 31. Sweet guy, works hard, travels a bit with his job ... And he wants to get married and have kids. Wild, huh?

The catch? He thinks white girls are boring. So he wants someone with some flava. Latina, black, whatever, just not boring. I figure I have not boring white friends, but don't know any single women of other flavors. But whatever.

He's also only semi-active in the church. He remodels LDS churches for a living and when Sunday comes around, he doesn't want to go in one. It's an excuse, to be sure, and he readily admits such. And he says he's still a virgin (NO, I DIDN'T ASK THAT).

So yeah. I don't know why I'm posting this. It just struck me as amusing that my cousin said, "I think we white people are boring." I had to remind him we aren't exactly white. And I have some girlfriends who are white and definitely not boring ... ahem.

It'd be funny to start a dating service for good guys who are stuck in ruts and too old for singles wards. Y'all could rate them with stars for personality, looks, job potential, etc.

I wish I had a picture of my BIL -- 34 (i think), working full time now, going to start grad school, and since he's hubby's bro obviously he's Tongan and relatively cute (although my husband is sooooooooo much hawter; I'm not biased or anything).

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The baby hunger

I know, I just got my eyes zapped, I just got my home back to normal with SF being gone, hubby is still adjusting to taking meds, and Munchkin needs some mommy time.

I really want a baby.

Here's some pictures of my Japanese niece. Hubby says our babies (when we do get them) will look sort of like her ...

Niece and her mommy.

Niece at the grocery store.

Niece and her uncle (my brother).

Niece's daddy (my little brother) calls this a "Cryle".

Niece and Munchkin.

The worst part is Munchkin and hubby are just as baby hungry as I am.

And I started my stoopid period today. I was late. I didn't want it to start. I'm trying not to cry. Not succeeding very well though. *sniff*
The weight thing.

I've had my beautiful stepdaughter here for 6 weeks and, well, life has been HARD. She's a kid, being raised by a mother who ... isn't up for any mother of the year awards. Some days she acted like she wanted to be here, and other days I'd've sent her packing in a heartbeat.

I took her to the airport yesterday as scheduled. Hubby was heartbroken. My reactions and feelings were very much different. I feel like our house is OURS again and our lives can get semi back to normal. And my daughter is my sweet kid again, instead of competing for everything.

So NOW I get to work on me again. Exercise, eating better (hard to do with Her Royal Pickiness in the house - she's even worse than MY kid).

The end of the visit

Munchkin and Small Fry were pretty horrid their last day at church together. I cried and cried and got mad and then told them to eat dinner without looking at each other or speaking to each other (my SIL says she has had to do this with their two older children as well). After a while, they decided to be friends again and played well. The Japanese brother and family came over again and stayed the night. My cousin showed up to spend time with them, and hubby's meds were still really messed up, so we ended up leaving to his parents' house a bit earlier than planned since my family was freaking him out.

We had a special Tongan dinner and then cake and ice cream for the birthday girl and the last night kid at Mom and Dad's. Then Mom gave me $200 for each of the girls for "school supplies". (If you ever watched Lizzie McGuire, you'll know why I think that's funny). As I'd taken the kids school clothes shopping the day before and put it all on a credit card, I was really grateful for the money. I didn't spend that much, but we've put the rest of their money aside for when they need things during the school year. Munchkin says I should put hers in her bank account for the interest. (Mom also gave her $100 for her baptism, which she's taken to the mall with the entire contents of her piggy bank with hubby for Heelys, and any leftover money she wants in her bank account, too). Small Fry was mad I just didn't give her the whole amount, and I said, "we bought school clothes, you know things have been tight, here's $20, be quiet." Okay, I didn't tell her to shut up, but she was satisfied with the $20. Hopefully her mother doesn't call and decide to try and ream me out about the rest of it -- it's none of her business, wasn't her money. *sigh*

We came home and cuzzin was still here, so we all just chatted for a while. He left when it was time to put the kids to bed. It was good to see him, but I revert to childhood and childish (punching, hitting, sarcasm) whenever he's around. Not good. lol

Anyway. The Exploder has been acting up, so I got up Monday at 2:30 a.m. and took hubby to work in the Cruiser. Got home around 3:15, couldn't sleep for a while, fell asleep at 4. Had to get up at 4:30 to let the in-laws in the house so they could stay with the girls while I took the Japans to the airport. Left at 5:30. SIL asked me if there was something wrong with our bed. She said she'd heard squeaking and thought we were setting our alarm clock, but it kept going. So she went in and started talking to my brother, who wanted her to shut their bedroom door because he didn't want to hear his sister getting some. He was embarrassed during the act, she said she "enjoyed" hearing it (hahahaha), and then they both teased me in the car on the way to the airport. THEN she said, "I can't believe you wanted to do it that late, knowing you had to get up that early to take him to work. I wouldn't have." I'm like ... "I'm always ready to go." Must be our family, since my bro admitted he is, too, and so are both of my other brothers and a sister (the other sister used to be that way, too).

Hubby called around 5:50 to ask me to get him -- but I couldn't. Told him to call Mom. Got home around 7 and the in-laws left; he hadn't called them. I fell asleep, had a dream hubby needed me, woke up at 8. I tried to call him but couldn't reach him and didn't know quite what to do. I made breakfast for the girls, fed them, had a shower, and at 9:30 took Munchkin to my SIL's, then took Small Fry to the airport. I had to wait until the plane took off, and right after SF got on the plane, her mom called to say she was on her way to the airport (WHEW!). I left the airport around 11:45, drove straight to my SIL's to pick up Munchkin, and stayed there talking and decompressing (seriously, as I left the airport, I felt a huge weight lift from my shoulders), then took Munchkin to Deseret Book to get her name imprinted on the scriptures my parents bought her for a baptism gift (they also bought her dress).

When I got home, hubby's shoes were here but I couldn't find him for a bit. He was on SF's bed, curled up in a ball, angry at me and the world. Turns out he broke his cell phone and left work; don't know if he still has a job today. He walked to his parents' house and slept on the trampoline until his mom got there, and then she brought him home. we must have just missed him. i talked with him for a bit, gave him his meds, and, well, had some alone time. he's better today after his next dose.

Anyway, yesterday sucked. last night, i started with a yeast infection and woke up in the middle of the night (around 2 a.m.) with pink eye. Sometime after that, I started my period. Fun!!!

Went to the eye doc this morning just to check the eye out -- the surgical flap is fine, just need some new antibiotics for the conjunctivitis. I'm in a bit of pain from my eye now though, and the cramps sure aren't helping matters. Owell.

I'm working. One of us has to. *sigh*

Hoping he still has a job; he's s'posed to change shifts next week. Different work, better pay, better boss. Hope it works out.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Baptism Day

Well, the stress of the weekend finally caught up with me yesterday and I cried in public at a MOVIE THEATER for heaven's sake. *sigh*

But the good news is:

*Munchkin and my nephew got baptized and confirmed today!!!
*I still have a job
*Hubby still has a job
*I don't hate my family (much)
*The Explorer lasted for most of my brother's trip before acting up and then getting two flat tires
*My other brother was able to help little brother with the tires (getting them changed and filled, not buying new ones; that's on my agenda next week)
*Mom said she could help us buy new tires so we can sell the Exploder
*Mom bought groceries to get us through until today, which is the first chance I've had to buy groceries in three weeks
*I took the kids school clothes shopping and we're using the cash hubby's brother gave us to pay for it
*Hubby is still on his meds, although they've gotten messed up again this week
*We have money to PAY for the meds
*Hubby's pay increase is effective 8/6 even though he doesn't start his new shift until 8/13
*Munchkin got a lot of cash for her birthday/baptism; she can buy her own darn Heelys
*We were able to buy Munchkin a game she loves (Harvest Moon for GameCube) ... even though both girls were with me at the store; Munchkin didn't care I handed it to her after buying it without wrapping it, either (which is unlike me -- usually, I wouldn't have taken them OR given it to her without wrapping it. I was VERY stressed out.)
*Have the tithing money and have a positive balance in BOTH bank accounts
*Small Fry actually MINDED me and got most of her packing done tonight since little brother is staying with us again tomorrow and she needed to clean her room
*MIL and FIL are happy we're going over there tomorrow for cake and ice cream

And my husband and I have had some "quality time" this week, so yeah, I'm happy. *snort*

Thursday, August 2, 2007


"Hey look! a Saturn!" said Small Fry, as we were driving to a restaurant last night. A second or two passed. "Oh, wait. It wasn't a Saturn."

"What, do you like Saturns?" said Munchkin.

"No, I just know what they look like!!!"

hahahahaahahha ... *snort*

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

1)Drinking (quit in 1998?)
2)Going to college (quit in 1998?)
3)Drinking coffee (quit in 1997)
4)Got married to my ex in 1997
5)Quit smoking December 1997

1)Jolly Ranchers
5)Corn chips

1)... Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
2)Some Celine Dion songs (blah)
3)Some Whitney Houston songs (can't believe I'm admitting that one)
4)Almost all the songs on our wedding CD

1)Buy a bigger house with a yard
2)Pay off our debt
3)Help friends and family with their debt load
4)Have more babies
5)Sock money away for mission/college funds

3)Grabbing my husband's butt in public places
4)Forgetting laundry in the washer (ew)
5)Not putting away laundry after it's washed and dried

B)Watch movies
C)Watch the Food Network
D)Grab my husband's butt
E)Edit co-workers' work. I get a little vindictive thrill out of crossing out their bad transcription and typing over it.

1)A size 10
2)A marching band uniform
4)Banana clips
5)A belly button ring

happy happy joy joy joy

Hubby just called. His boss tried to "freeze" him in his position at work -- he knows the recipes by heart and, well, stoopid Stouffer's doesn't have certain ones written down anymore, just count on hubby to make them. He's been trying to change shifts so he can get back into school and work fewer hours because he'll get paid more per hour on the night shift. Well. While he was out sick due to the medication changes, they granted him the shift change. He still gets it as soon as they give him the paperwork, so we're thrilled. Less stress, more stable hours, etc. I'm so happy, but nothing compared to the joy and peace and happiness I heard in his voice.