Thursday, May 29, 2008
I had a minor freak out that I didn't have anything appropriate to wear to work. An online order from Old Navy (Love their plus size dress pants...and the ones I loved most were on clearance!) and a trip to Fashion Bug..and I was set. Yay!
Sunday..I grilled steaks for the first time in my life. (I've only been grilling for almost a year). They turned out fabulous! I found the best seasoning.. Its by Mrs. Dash for Steaks and Damn..its good. I had been using the hamburger version..and its great too!
Monday (Memorial Day) ..Mom and I took Dalton to Fountain City Day in the Park. Its super fun. I went as a child..and I enjoy being able to take my boy too. They have booths set up selling handmade items..local restaurants set up booths with food as well, and local churches usually have a booth and something fun for the kids to do. Dalton did a game for the first time..it was one of those where you through a ball through the mouth of a fish (great big wooden thing...I suck at explaining..but surely you know what I mean) ...He got 4 tries for $2....everyone gets a prize...even if you don't actually win.. (super cool for the littles)..He got the last one in! He was so excited. He picked out a little toy and off we went. Another church had a great big blow up jumper thing..free too! Dalton was too scared to try it last year..but since he's "Big" now..he wanted to.. and he had a ton of fun. He got to play on the playground for ever...then he decided he wanted to ride the Horse..( they have horse drawn carriage rides thru the park ..on the track). He didn't chicken out either.. He was a bit nervous at first..but soon perked up. We were there for over 3 hours.
Then we stopped by CVS to get Mom's meds..and picked up some things.. Croc like shoes for Dalton to wear outside...a shaver ( he wants me to buzz his hair..), a few chairs for the porch...and new sunscreen.
We came home and I opened his slip and slide. I bought it at the end of last summer on clearance..and saved it. Lathered him up in more sunscreen..myself too..I was a bit red by this point.. He had a blast..thought it was the coolest thing.
I grilled hamburgers..and as I was grilling..it was beginning to look overcast.. The winds picked up as the sky was darkening.. I was silently begging my burgers to get done before the rain started..Well they didn't..about the time the rain started..our power went out. Did I mention Dalton freaks when our power goes out?? Yeah..kid freaked..once he found his flash light he calmed a tad. I finished the burgers in a hurry..and we had a "flashlight" picnic on the screened in porch by the pool. By the time we were done eating..our lights came back on.. Yay!
Tuesday..I started my new job. I had to be there by 8am..and its a good 15 minutes a way without traffic.. Poor Dalton..we were pulling up at the daycare at 7am..when they opened. He was confused because his friends hadn't showed up yet. lol I got to work with about 10 minutes to spare... Spent the day in training.. which is done via conference calls. The day went fast.. I get home and change clothes..and my poor ankle/cankle and calf were so swollen..almost up to my knee. It felt like a burning tingle.. very strange.. It once I put my feet up it started getting better. Today..they swelled up again..bad.. So I am going to look for a little stool I can rest my feet on at my desk. That helped when I was pregnant.
Umm..thinking.. I think that is all. Oh I do have pictures from Memorial Day..and I will try to upload them this weekend.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I am going to post my to do list in hopes that since I published it to everyone..I will feel the need to accomplish as much as I can. I have developed a bad habit during my recent unemployment on taking a rather large nap after I drop Dalton off at school. I waste so much time sleeping. It needs to stop. So ..here it goes..
- Laundry- It is a never ending job around here. Last night and tonight, I have done a few loads..even folded it and mostly put away. The laundry room still looks like a disaster area though. I know I can't completely catch up tomorrow, but I do want to make an effort.
- Dalton's toys- They have multiplied and taken over my home. My sister and I weeded through and bagged up ones that didn't see much action. We put them in the garage, but one by one they have found their way back upstairs. So, I want to make a dent in the visible toys. He really only plays with his trains and trucks..so the others can be put up. Even those can be rotated..he has SO many.
I'm starting small. lol So, I will report back tomorrow and see what I can get done!
Also..send prayers/good thoughts to a few friends for me...
*Michelle's dad is in the hospital..he had a brain aneurysm and had surgery today. He's had a rough few months health wise..so the more prayers the better!
*Kim F's MIL is in the hospital as well... she was taken for chest pains. So send prayers to them too.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I will be rejoining the working soon! I got the call today. I start training for my new job on May 27th.
The most awesome things about this job:
- My new co-workers seem like really cool people.
- I will be getting base plus commission. The base is quite a bit more than my previous job.
- The hours are KICK ASS. Instead of working my heiner off 9a-7p Monday thru Saturday, I will be working 8a-5p Monday thru Friday. No nights..no weekends!
- I will have insurance I believe starting September 1st. This is long overdue.
There are many more things that make this job a great fit for me, but I won't bore you. Just wanted to share my news.
*knock on wood* Guess who has jumped on the Potty Training Bandwagon! Yes, Dalton! The child that I was beginning to think would always be in pullups is so into going potty!!
- Yesterday, he was in big boy underwear for at least 7 hours. No accidents!!
- He is being bribed ;-) I found these little dinosaur capules in the $1 spot at Target on clearance. You just drop one in hot water and it breaks open and turns into a little dinosaur sponge. I got a pack of 12 for a quarter. He loves them.
- He is all into picking cool underwear. He recently got Transformers, Diego and Spiderman undies to join his many Thomas the Train pairs. He picked out a pair to put in his backpack to take to school today. (Blue Diego if you are interested haha). He went from 8am until 5pm in those Diego undies with no accidents!!!!! This is HUGE news for us!
- I bought a couple new Thomas the trains for end of the day presents if he does super good. He enjoys working hard to earn his gift. Last night he got the Giggling Tank cars, and today it was Stepney. I still have Hector and an age appropriate Transformer in the backroom.
- He is so into bowling. The past 4-5 months I have told him once he wears big boy underwear all day and goes potty, then I will take him to the "bowling place". He remembers! The first thing he said to me when I was telling him how proud I was that he stayed in big boy undies all day was that he was going to get to go bowling and get bunches of strikes. lol
- Fruit Loops. I have heard about putting cheerios in the potty to add to the Potty Fun from a few friends. Well, we don't have cheerios..but I did have Fruit Loops. So we put a couple in the potty after bathtime tonight. It was hilarious..the kiddo was stopping his urine midstream to change his aim to dunk a different color Fruit loop.
So all in all.. I think this week is going to turn out to be good.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
- The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agaston.
I read a bit about the SB Diet online the other night and thought it might be worth researching.. Anyone tried it? (Found this at McKay's for $2.00)
- Audition by Barbara Walters
I'm a dork.. I like reading Autobiographies. She led quite a life it seems.
- Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin
She is an author that I only recently became aware of...She has quite a few books out already ( Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof) She has a way of writing that will make you hate a character in one book..and then before you know it you are rooting for them. She rocks.
- Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson
Patterson is mostly known for his Alex Cross series of books (love them!!) but he also has a few books that touch your heart in a way that is rare (at least for me). Like Sam's Letters to Jennifer and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas.
- Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
Kinsella is also the author of the Shopaholic series (a must read).
- Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes (purchased at Mckay's but not read yet)
Carolyn from my Mommy email loop first told me about Marian Keyes a summer or two ago. The first book I read by her was Other Side of the Story then I found Sushi for beginners and read it too. She is a fabulous story teller..you get lost in the world she writes about. I highly recommend reading anything by her. I also picked up Last Chance Saloon at McKays for $3.00) Also, I want to read Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Angels, and Anybody Out There?
- 32AA, Call Waiting, and Confessions of a Serial Dater by Michelle Cunnah
She is an author I stumbled upon browsing for books at the Barnes and Noble website. Her books seem like they would be a light hearted fun read.
- Rebel Angels and Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
I have mentioned Libba Bray in a previous blog...one of the favorite thing posts. These two books are the remainder of the trilogy that A Great and Terrible Beauty started.
So that is my want list...not that you wanted to know. At least now I have a hard copy of it, so when (not if) I lose the paper copy then I'm not screwed. lol
PS- I won't mention how damn long it took me to format this blog. Damn bullets.
So I am a book whore..
Leigh and I went to McKays the other day..I took a shitload of books for trade credit..(Got almost $60.00 in trade.. yay me) I had made a list earlier in the week of authors or book titles to remember to look for. What did I do?? I forgot the fucking list!! LOL Classic Christy.
I did remember a few authors and titles. Specifically... Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (the newest book..a sequel to Good In Bed) and a few books by Marion Keyes (Rachel's Holiday and The Last Chance Saloon)
So I decide to start with the new Jennifer Weiner book. It was such an awesome read..and I won't spoil it for any that haven't read it yet. I was crushed at one point in the book. Full blown sobbing, gasping for air, you shot my puppy crying. It was bad..lol Needless to say, I finished the book in one sitting. (Around 3-4 hours..it was after Dalton was asleep). Well the mood carried through today. I was worthless. I made the decision to keep Dalton home from school the night before due to his constipation (again!). Poor kiddo. He stands there stiff legged and red faced just grunting and groaning begging me, "Mommy help me please". It breaks my heart.. So I was determined that today we would fix it. The kid passed an adult sized poop..it would have made my ass cry. lol He was so excited.."Mommy, My did a huuuuge poop" Anyway..I was very off today. At one point, I snuck upstairs and hid in the little hallway corner..just so I could be alone for a few minutes. I got maybe 5 minutes before Dalton came upstairs cautiously looking for me. (He's facinga lot of fears all the sudden..monsters, ghosts, random noises, and the dark.) So I came out of hiding..but I just wasn't me. I avoided phone calls today..( sorry guys..love you) because I just wasn't up for faking a happy mood. I'm trying to snap out of it.. I refuse to let a book..an fucking awesome book at that get me down.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I'm unemployed. Since last week.
Dalton was sick beginning of the week..Tuesday I took him to the pediatrician..
Long story, short..the evil person and I got into it. Because he's a heartless bastard. (Laugh all you want Nateah..you know I want to call him worse things haha)
I had an interview...at a temp agency last week.
I aced the exams..
typing: 60 wpm
100% on windows, word and excel
Yay! I needed that ego boost lol
I went to another job interview today..went very well.. I think I've got it. More info on that tomorrow.
Monday morning I woke up to take Dalton to daycare..well Mamaw chauffeured us because I sprained my ankle (just walking) Saturday. Dalton looked at my car and said, "Mommy's car's broke". Some son of a bitch tried to break into my car overnight and broke the little window on the back seat. &^%^$* I felt so violated. So I called the police and filed a police report..the officer said they hit a few cars on my road. Busy night. @@@ Mom realized later that she had left her car unlocked..and Dalton's portable dvd player is gone. They didn't actually get into my car..the door handle and the unlocker thingie is too far up from the window they broke. So I called around to see if I could get it fixed on my own cheaper than the $500 insurance deductible. Today a place came to my house and fixed it for around $150.. Yay! I heard great things about their work..and their prices.. All of it I found true.
I picked dalton up from daycare for his tball game..to be told that in the past 2 hours he had diarrhea 3 times. Greeeeeeeeeeattt.. They didn't think they needed to call me since it was so close to pick up time. I will have a little chat with the director tomorrow. So no tball..I have a whiny hiney boy tonight.
OH ..another blog coming soon..about my girls night Sunday with Sabrina..that deserves a post all by itself.
New Union Prayer Book for the Days of Awe
At the rising of the sun and at its going down,
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring,
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer,
We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember them
When we have achievements that are based on theirs,
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are a part of us, as we remember them.
Friday, May 2, 2008
and a cure was not meant to be,
So he put his arms around you
and whispered "Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
as we saw you pass away.
Although we loved you deeply,
we could not make you stay.
Your Golden Heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Copyright © 1997 Therese Williamson