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Thursday, January 29, 2009

I got a new hair cut

I have been in a total blogging slump lately. I guess I just don't have anything to say. Anyone that knows me in real life would never believe that but it is true. I have just been feeling blah lately. I am in a slump. It is the stress of no money, Jay being out of work and Jimmy and Bianca being kids.

I did get my hair cut though. It was driving me nuts so I made Jay cut it off since I have no money to go the salon. Then I put in a few layers. I am kinda liking it but it is so different.

I am also down 7.5lbs so far. I can't really see a difference but I can fit into some jeans that I haven't been able to wear for a year.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The week from hell!

So the stomach flu hit and I mean hit hard. Poor Bianca had it the worst. She was throwing up for 3 days and had diarrhea for 4. Jimmy had it first but not quite as bad as Bianca. Jay had one night of throwing up and was of course sicker than the kids and was on his deathbed which meant even though I was sick as well I had to play nursemaid to two vomiting kids and one whiny ass grown freaking baby. I did get lucky and not vomit. The other plus was I was so sick I didn't eat and lost 3lbs. That makes it a total of 6.5lbs down.

The virus seems to have mostly left the house now.Bianca is still recovering though. She mostly lays on the couch and whines. Jay is doing good on his diploma work. He has 2 projects down and 3 left to complete. Jimmy has bounced back and went to school yesterday and is going today. I am riding on a high this week for the combination of weight loss and the inauguration. Nothing sounds as great as FORMER President Bush.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Makes my heart melt

So Key is a hit with the kids. Jimmy and Bianca are in love! Now if I can just get the cats to come out of hiding life will be good.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Welcoming the newest member of our family!

We got a dog today. Not just any dog. We have been searching for months for our perfect dog and we have finally found her. She is a 3 year old pitt/boxer mix. Very well mannered. The kids love her. She is super sweet and very calm. The only thing is the kitties do not love her anywhere near as much as we do. In fact, I would almost say they despise her. She likes them and wants to play but they want no part of it.

So now here is Keyla:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blog Awards!

Thank you Maggie for my first blog award! Maggie has a great blog you should check out.

The Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post

2. Nominate 10 blogs that show gratitude or great attitude or both

3. Be sure to link your nominees within your post

4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog

5. Share the love and link this post to the person whom you received your award from

And the awards go to.....

  1. Gretchen- A very funny and sometime poignant blog by a mom of 3.

  2. Ashley- Not always G-rated but always funny.

  3. Baby Mama Drama- The struggles of a newly single mom.

  4. Jen- The ramblings of a SAHM with 2 girls.

  5. Krista- A heartbreaking blog about trying to conceive.

  6. Christine- Another tear inducing blog that follows a pregnancy and subsequent stillbirth.

  7. Rebekah- One of my real life friends. Her blog always inspires me to be thankful.

  8. Jamie- An awesome blog full of wisdom and craftyness.

  9. Holly- Full of silliness from a full-time working mom.
10. My Life on a Diet- A humorous look at a woman trying to lose weight.

So people these are my top 10 recommended reads. I am subscribed to over a hundred blog and these are the ones I read the most.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thinking good thoughts!

Jay just went for a job interview with a security firm. It is his first step towards a career change. He wants to become a police officer. On Thursday he is going to find out about getting his adult diploma. I think it will be good for him. He can't keep doing tile with how bad his back is getting. Jimmy is excited that Daddy may be driving a cop car. Our town is always looking for officers. All they require is a clean background and a high school diploma or GED.

Monday, January 5, 2009

1 down, 54 to go!

I lost a pound! I know it sounds weird to to be so excited about one pound but after almost 5 years of gaining I am really happy to start losing. The last time I lost weight was after I gave birth to Bianca and sadly I am almost back up to what I weighed just before I gave birth to her. Now if I can find a treadmill or some sort of exercise equipment I will be happy.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Patience (They really ought to market it)

I need more patience. I have realized this as my kids get older and my marriage had gotten harder. I have never been a patient person. I am normally a very stubborn person who wants things done her way immediately and without argument. What can I say? I was born to be a CEO but it just didn't work out that way.

Yesterday as Jimmy was supposed to be cleaning his room and was instead making a mess I lost my temper. I mean completely lost it and screamed at him. I am not at all proud of that and as soon as I did it I felt bad. I doubt I cleaned my room very well at 3 either. So now I am on a mission to be more patient with both the kids and Jay.

I am not sure how I am going to accomplish this goal. Unfortunately there is no pill or magic cure I can use. So that is my one resolution for New Year's. I will be more patient.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Weight loss and teething babies

So I started a weight loss plan today. I think it sounds way better than a diet. I am hoping to lose about 50lbs by this summer. I am doing really good so far but today is the first day. My two biggest obstacles are stress and exercise. I find it very hard to exercise in VT in the middle of winter with 2 children under 4. I am now on a mission to find a cheap or free treadmill. It will have to be small though since our apartment is lacking in space.

The stress factor is not being helped by the fact that Shy has been screaming since her mom dropped her off. The poor girl is teething and nothing works. She has had Motrin, teething tablets and Orajel. Luckily she just feel asleep.