Sunday, November 30, 2008

what's in a number?

0: The amount of patience I have right now with my dogs, who are driving me crazy.

4: The number of dogs in my house barking at ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

9: Hours of sleep I got last night! Ahhh pure bliss.

5: number of poopy diapers I changed yesterday.

3: Tums I'm having to chew right now. Stupid heartburn.

30: The number of minutes it took me to fall asleep last night because of the song stuck in my head. I hate that.

8: The time that I will start watching, probably in horror, the show about Britney Spears. Because apparently I am a sucker for a train wreck.

23049283403294: Loads of laundry that I need to do.

40something: How many cents I need to get a stamp to mail off my house payment. Woo.

0: How many more blogs I have to do! YESSSSSS!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

guess what?! guess what?!

Today and tomorrow and then I'm THROOOOUUUGGGHHHH BLOOOGGGGINNNGGGGGGG!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!!!!
Today my little man is driving me bananas. He's been in a bad mood for the biggest part of the day, but right now he's being pretty playful....but he's testing me. For instance, he understands what "no" and "stop" mean, he just chooses to do it anyway to see what I'll do about it. Then when he's in trouble, he musters up crocodile tears and pokes out his lip.... psh, like I'm a softy. Sorry kiddo, but I've been teaching for too many years to fall for THAT one. But it is cute and I do feel bad afterwards. He just doesn't know that.

Friday, November 28, 2008

uh

We made it back to Lawton. I'm tired.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I made it again!

I'm in the fun ol' town of Ada, and most of my family has just left my mom's house. I have the coolest, sweetest, loudest family ever. True story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

because tomorrow's busy...

I better say HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Tomorrow we will be in Ada Potata, home of......*insert something cool about Ada here*.... eating lots and lots of food and gaining lots and lots of weight.

Yesterday my school went on the General's Challenge, and we walked for an hour throughout our neighborhood. Now I have a blister on my foot. But it was nice to get out and walk... and yesterday was the perfect day for such a thing. But I told the other chicks at school that that would probably be my exercise until.... well, probably until I hit that "New Years Resolution" time again. heh. I always have good intentions. :)

El bebe has a big sore on his bottom lip and I can't decide if it's a fever blister or where he bumped his mouth yesterday. His babysitter said he had blood on his lip but she couldn't figure out where it was coming from since he refuses to sit still for more than a nanosecond. So I am not positive if that's maybe where the blood was coming from or if it's a fever blister. I don't know where he would have picked up a fever blister, however.... so.... hmm. I don't know. Either way, it doesn't look like it's the best feeling in the entire universe, and I've been trying to put chapstick stuff on it all day, but he just tries to eat it.

I need to get going on the packing... if I wait until tomorrow, it'll just stress me (and the hubby) out. Goodnight, dear bloggerville. I shall try to blog tomorrow because of my obligations and whatnot, but I can't make any promises, since my mother's computer is the slowest computer in all of creation.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

just under the wire

I made it before midnight! So I didn't forget to blog today! yay.

I just cleaned out my fish tank... I used to have 2 goldfish... Bert and Ernie. Bert died, but Ernie is still going strong! If he makes it to May, he'll be 6. And this is NOT because I'm a superior goldfish mommy...it's because, for whatever reason, Ernie wants to LIVE! No matter how many times (since the kiddo has been alive) I have forgotten to feed him, or how nasty his tank gets because of my neglect of anything work-related after I leave the paying job... he still sticks around. Now THAT'S dedication, my friends. I think he's trying to get big enough to eat me. I wouldn't blame him.

Lots to do tomorrow. At least I'm off of work for Thanksgiving Break! Woohoo! Sweetola.

Monday, November 24, 2008

getting so close to the end!

Weee! After tonight's post, I only have to make 6 more until I can fade back into oblivion!!!!!! word.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

I was just thinking of that song.... the song in my title....partly because my principal plays the bells at her church and that's one of the songs they were playing this week (you'd have to meet her to know why this is a little bit sweet and a lot funny... she's not a terribly musical person... or a terribly coordinated person... or a terribly organized person....so the fact that she's playing the bells [yes, plural] makes me giggle a bit). I was also partly thinking of it because that's what I feel like doing right now. Praising God from whom all blessings flow. I'm so happy and so proud to be the mother of my son. I'm so proud and awe-struck that I was chosen to hold him, carry him, teach him, lead him with discipline and love... I love him so much that sometimes it's hard to breathe. I cannot and will not and refuse to picture my life without him. Just having a proud mommy moment. :)

I was having a discussion with my child's babysitter.... I believe this was on Friday.... and she said something that stuck with me: (hold tight for the background otherwise it won't make sense.) She keeps a foster baby.. baby Jessi... with whom we have ALL fallen in love. Jessi's biological mother is, I suppose, trying to fight to get her back; however, they had court a few days ago, and the judge said that he didn't see the case going anywhere but termination of parental rights, but he would leave it up to the state. Jessi's bio-mom got all bent out of shape, so she didn't show up to the next visitation, and then she came to the next visitation with a ginormous chip on her shoulder, took Jessi to the other end of the playground, and just held her and pouted the whole time.... not interacting... nothing. Finally, my sweet, wonderful babysitter came up to her (if you ever get a chance to meet her... do... she's amazing.) and asked her if she was okay. The lady cried and said she was mad about what the judge had said and that she's trying to do the right things but this, this, and this has happened to her in her life, and so on. My babysitter said to her... you know, I'm sure you've been through a lot in your life, but now that you have a child... you're no longer get to be the victim. You're now victimizing your child. She also went on to tell her that she's worth more than what she's given herself and Jessi's worth more than what she has given her so far, but in her nurturing, sweet, awesome way, of course.

This spoke to me. A lot. I was raised pretty much just by my mother (who is wonderful and amazing and did a great job raising 5 kids alone, I might add). My dad made some very bad choices, for most of which he has apologized. That didn't change the fact that when my mom worked nights (7pm to 7am) I was the one that babysat my little brother and sister... all by myself... when I was 13 years old...with no dad around to protect us (good thing we lived in sleepy little Ada town). It didn't change the fact that my dad wasn't there when I went to the prom. He didn't walk me down the aisle when I got married. He didn't scare boyfriends (not that I had many, but that's not really the point), and he didn't do those daddy things with me that other girls got to experience. But now that I am a mother to my own child (who has a FANTASTIC daddy, I might add)... I am no longer the victim. To act as such would be victimizing my own child. I can only make things better for him, and that's ALL I can do. I can only show him more love than I was shown by my dad, and that's ALL I can do. I'm not saying I constantly play a victim card as it is, because that's FAR from the truth. I'm just saying that I can't feel guilty for what I didn't have growing up; I can only give my little man more.

Anyhow, sometimes the best lessons in life don't come from school or even church. Sometimes they just come as paradigm shifts found in daily conversations.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

my makeup post.

Today has been a-okay. We went out for breakfast because, well, we have no groceries (yeah, tomorrow I'll go shopping. Maybe. Probably. Yeah.), and then we came home and did absolutely nothing. My kind of day. We watched "Movies that don't suck" all day long (right now it's The Terminator... earlier it was Enter the Dragon). Now the husband is watching the OU/Texas Tech game. I'm not because I couldn't care less about college football. My son has had, maybe, a 30 minute nap all day long, and has been on the mild-to-moderately cranky/obnoxious side. Right now, though, he's playing with his toys pretty happily. (Now that I typed that, he just started crying again. Nice.)

There's something beautiful about a day that's not obligated to anybody but our little family. I love the days that we are searching for things to do because nobody's pulling us here or there. HOWEVER, I am looking forward to my weekly break when big M takes little M to his parents' house tomorrow so I can do something about the wreck that is my house (it is SO pointless to clean when the human mini-tornado is here), rest, and go grocery shopping without someone crying everytime the basket stops because that means the wheels on the basket stop too, and someone likes to watch the wheels on the basket. Ah, God bless the weekend!!

oh snap again!

I officially suck at making a post every day. I just can't do it. Oh, I'm going to TRY to continue through November because I made a commitment, but I obviously suck.

Yesterday.........hmmmmmmm, what did yesterday consist of?
"He keeps kicking me in line!"
"She won't stop talking to me!"
"He called me a bragger!"
"He splashed water in my face in the bathroom!"
"Can I go to the bathroom???"
"My head hurrrttsss"
"My throat hurrrttsss"
"I fell on the playground and got this cut *sniffle*"
"I fell on the playground and twisted my ankle *sniffle*"
"I fell on the playground and nothing physically happened to me but I still want to whine about it. *sniffle*"
.....okay the last one didn't happen, but OH MY HEAVENS! I wanted to pull my hair out and leave the room screaming! They were driving me crazy!!! They were on each other's nerves, and more importantly, on MY nerves constantly!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

long day

It's been a very long day. I stayed home from work yesterday because 1) I didn't feel good and 2) I had a million things to do at home.....business to attend to. So, as I kinda mentioned in the last post, the baby and I stayed in PJs til past noon. Then we got dressed and took care of the million things of business. And I felt more accomplished yesterday than I have felt in lots of days of teaching. I don't know, maybe it's because it's getting so close to Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Maybe it's because I need a break. Maybe it's because I haven't won the lottery yet like I've so desperately wanted to. Perhaps all of the above. But there's something about watching Golden Girls when I'm supposed to be at work, changing my baby's diaper and then putting his PJ bottoms right back on instead of getting him dressed, eating in the living room with my little monster, taking a nap on the couch with my little monster..... it makes me want to do those things EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE. Seriously. That's what I want to do with my life. Be with my child. Children, actually. I want to have at least one more, maybe two more. I want to be home with them. I want to bake them cookies and have crazy fun. But the practical, realistic side of me always goes back to stupid money and stupid financial responsibilities and stupid everything that is anti-my dream. *le sigh*

But I digress. Today was very long. I came back to my poor assistant pretty much kissing my feet. She came in the door saying "please let her be here, please let her be here...OH YOU'RE HERE!! THANK GOD!!!" The kids were NOT perfect angels yesterday with the substitute. Not to mention that the substitute was literally no more than a warm body sitting in my chair. She had no control whatsoever. The school counselor came into my classroom several times to herd my crazy class, and every time, the sub was sitting in my chair pretty much doing nothing. Good thing my computer is password protected, otherwise she probably would have just been sitting there surfing the net.

So basically I was forced to be a bear today. 1) I didn't feel good. And 2) The kids were on my nerves after I found out how bad they were for the sub. It's like I had to retrain them from scratch today...everything from not talking in the hallways to raising their hands to speak or ask a question.

I don't like days like this, but the good news is that tomorrow is FRIDAY! TGIF x 2340928.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I can't wait for December

....just so I don't have to blog everyday. Honestly, next year if this rolls around again, unless my life is WAY more interesting than it is right now, remind me NOT to participate. This is meant for people with wonderful things to say, I guess.

My kid is taking every single opportunity he can find to help me type. I don't know how many times I have hit the backspace button during this short blog. He can pretty much only reach the enter key on the number pad at the moment, so it's mostly just moving my cursor back about 230948 paragraphs.

Now he's saying... "umm.... UM....UMMMM...." I guess he's trying to get my attention. HELLO KID, IT'S PAST YOUR BEDTIME. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE STAY IN PJs TIL ONE PM AND TAKE A LATE NAP AT NEARLY 5. Grrrr.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

pepsi.

I've been drinking a lot of pepsi. I don't know why. It doesn't taste good. It's not good for me. But I drink it anyway. Maybe because it has been on sale at Wal-Mart and I can't resist a good sale?

Yesterday sucked, but on to today. It wasn't THAT much better. But it was better nevertheless.

James Michael number 3 is cutting 3 new teeth at the same time. How fun! It's drool city at my house. His babysitter changes his shirt at least once a day because of all the drool, and she would probably change it a second time if I would send more clothes with him.

I love how when we're coming home from work/babysitter, and I'm driving along, and we're listening to the radio... all of a sudden he'll bust out with a super loud AAAAAAAAAA-B-C-D! But he won't go any further than D. He makes my days so worth it.

My nails are getting ridiculously long.

The Mini-Page in the paper today was about head lice, and now that I read it and saw the pictures, my head keeps itching. Blech.

Hm, let's see, what else.... next week is Thanksgiving! And I'm going to stuff my face. Just so you know.

One day I'm going to win the lottery. Then you'll all be sorry! I don't know why I just said that. But when I win the lottery, I'm staying home and having 230498 babies. True story. Actually, since I'm a c-section person, it's recommended that I have no more than 3. blah. But if I win the lottery, I can fly to some other state to have my babies where they don't have a thing against VBACs! But I'm scared to fly, and none of this is going to happen anyway. So in the words of my 3rd graders, this would be what you call "fantasy" and not "realistic."

Tomorrow is another day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

bleh.

You do NOT want to read what I have to say today.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Is this month over yet??

Man, when I decided to blog every day for an entire month, I didn't think it was going to be this tough. Not so much actually logging in to blog, but having enough "stuff" to talk about.

Tomorrow's Monday and I am NOT a fan.

My lip still hurts from where my son's big, hard head came crashing into it, busting it and sending blood everywhere. Nice. If you would have put it in slow motion, it would have looked like a boxing match, where the blood, sweat, and spit goes flying. Good visual, eh?

I need to go on a diet. I always pick the dooziest of times to try to diet... ie, right at Holiday time. Ah well. I need (want) to lose about, say, 25 to 30 lbs before I get pregnant again, and I would like to shoot for getting pregnant again in Julyish of next year. That's if our finances will allow it, of course, because I can't afford another mouth to feed or a butt to diaper at this very moment, but things could always change. My big boy will nearly be 2 by July (sad face for sure), so by the time the baby is born, perhaps he'd be potty trained! A girl can dream, can't she?

Time to make dinner! It's nachos with chili...want some?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

In lieu of a post tonight, here's a survey I ganked from my myspace.

1.) When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter?
uh... the in-between-the-laundry-room-and-living-room area. BUT, about 99% of the time, you enter through the garage, and that leads right into the laundry room.

2.) Do you have a dishwasher?
abso-friggin-lutely!

3.) Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors?
carpet.

4.) Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer?
I have a knife block, knives in my regular silverware drawer, and knives in their own drawer. I have knives EVERYWHERE.

5.) House, apartment, duplex or trailer?
house.

6.) How many bedrooms is it?
Three.

7.) Gas stove or electric?
electric, but I do wish it was a gas stove.

8.) Do you have a yard?
yeah, but not much of one.

9.) What size TV is in the living room?
I don't know, we don't take pride in having the latest "stuff".... our TV in our living room is the same one that was in my husband's bedroom as a teenager.heh

10.) Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups?
not on the same shelf.

11.) Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter?
no. We don't drink coffee.

13.) What room is your computer in?
the spare bedroom

14.) Are there pictures hanging in your living room?
a few

15.) Are there any themes found in your home?
not really...the main bathroom is theme-ish...kinda a floral thing...

16.) What kind of laundry detergent do you use?
at the moment, we have some Tide Coldwater and Dreft baby detergent.

17.) Do you use dryer sheets??
yup. Downy.

18.)) Do you have any curtains in your home??
no.... just blinds.

19.) What color is your fridge??
White

20.) Is your house clean??
it could be cleaner, but it's not terrible at the moment.... someone could pop in and I would probably be okay with it, just as long as they didn't look too closely lol

21.) What room is the most neglected??
this spare bedroom. By far.

22.) Are the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty??
there are some dirty dishes from tonight's dinner still sitting in the sink, but not for much longer.

23.) How long have you lived in your home?
a year and some months.

24.) Where did you live before?
the smallest house you've ever seen, but on some beautiful land in the country. We miss the country, but not the house.

25.) Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet?
no.

26.) Do you have a scale anywhere in your house?
yeah in the main bathroom.... by the way, if you ever come over and use it, my mother has informed me that it weighs you 2 pounds heavier than her doctor's office scales. Just an FYI...

27.) How many mirrors are in your house?
uh... like 4 I guess.... I don't know.

28.) Look up.What do you see?
the ceiling and the weird light fixture in here... I mean, it's kinda cool but it came with the house and it's probably not something I would have picked out myself, you know?

29.) Do you have a garage??
a two car garage, even...although I'm the only one who parks in it.

30.) Are you planning on moving anytime soon??
NO. I HATE moving.

Friday, November 14, 2008

TGIF

Today was on the fairly uneventful side... one of my kids muttered under his breath that he was going to slap me...ha. Awesome.

won't you forgive me?

I did not blog yesterday. It's not that I forgot (yes I did) but I also didn't get online at all yesterday. You see... yesterday, my son's babysitter took my son to her kids' basketball games after school. AKA-- hubby and I had a date night! The 3rd one since he's been born. She's taken him to other basketball games before, but I always have something else planned those afternoons/evenings. It was nice, we went out to eat.... but some weirdo part of me wanted our son to be with us too. After all that funness, we came home, and I had a message that my babysitter was on her way to drop my kid off. I looked around the house.... DISASTER AREA. Whoaaa.... NOT pop-in friendly at all. So I spent about 5 minutes SPEED CLEANING. DH was impressed with the result and said he should mention that company is coming more often. ha. Isn't he funny. But then she didn't even come in the house because her other baby was night-night in the car. Awwww.
My foot's asleep and I have to get ready for work.

So do forgive me, blogger. Do forgive me. Perhaps if I think of it, I shall blog again today to make up the difference.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

and yeah.

SONGS STUCK IN MY HEAD.
I HATE GETTING SONGS STUCK IN MY HEAD.
MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOPPPPPPP.

:)

I'm not a psycho, I promise. I find it odd that I talked about a dude I hadn't seen in years today, and then went out to eat with my husband and son... and who did I see? That dude! WEIRD!!

Um, let's see...what else. I've developed a cough. And I don't like it.

My son is a beautiful, ornery, perfect, messy blessing and I love him with all my heart.

I don't have anything else to ramble about. I hope I make it through the rest of the month blogging every day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

good job, annelle... spoken like a true smart@$$

my-very-single-and-very-catholic-friend: maybe I should just become a nun.
me: you don't want to be a nun.... the name says it!

*end scene*

and yes, blanche said that on golden girls. I cherish moments where I can use golden girls quotes in the real world. Makes my whole day.

PS: I typed this entire post with 1 hand and wrangled a toddler with the other. such fun.

Monday, November 10, 2008

bleh

The child who threw up during the play the other evening threw up in my classroom today.

I just want to thank him for spreading all of his germs for all of 3rd grade to catch...and I want to thank his parents for sending him to school still sick.

You guys are greeeeeeeeat.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Because.

The convo that happened pretty much the entire way from Mt. Scott to Wal-mart this afternoon...

babyboy: NOOOOOOOO!
daddy: YES!
babyboy: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
daddy: YES!!!
babyboy: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
daddy: YESSSSS!!!!

etc.
What were they arguing over? Nothing. Babyboy just likes the word NO.
In fact, sometimes it's NOOOOOOOOO-UH!
And sometimes it's NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! ..with a finger shake.

A convo between babyboy and me yesterday:

mommy: Where's mommy?
babyboy: at school.
mommy: where's daddy?
babyboy: at school.
mommy: Where's Aunt Lissa?
babyboy:.......I don't know!

SO FUNNY! I don't know if he MEANT to say it, but he said it. "I don't know!" .... what a cute little turkey.

And this is kinda handy....now, when he's hungry, he yells out... "EAT EAT!!"

And an update on me::::::: Nothing. My kid is my life. Deal with it.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

woops!

I didn't blog yesterday. Dang me!
I did, however, just run my pinky finger into a wall accidentally, and now it's really sore. :(

Thursday, November 06, 2008

oh, today??

Today, one of my students put hand sanitizer in another student's milk at lunchtime.
And at our patriotic play this evening, another of my kids puked his guts out on stage in the middle of the performance.

I got to work this morning at 8am; it's 9pm now and I just got home a few minutes ago.

And how was YOUR day?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

just under the wire

I hope that the people who voted for Obama enjoy the handbasket they have picked out in which to send us all to hell.

Sharpen your axes, ladies and gents... we're all about to be building fires for light and warmth soon.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oops I almost forgot

Today I voted for John McCain. I don't think he's going to win, and I'm very scared for our country.

That is all.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Day 2, should be 3...

I'm at work. My kids are eating lunch. I'm eating some really gross chili from the cafeteria. I'm no longer friends with my "best friend" and as childish as that might sound, I DO have my reasons.

That's all for today.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

well, I'm a day late, but....


I'm going to "TRY" to blog every day for the rest of this month.
They probably won't be, like, insightful blogs... perhaps just a sentence of the day because I am way too lazy to blog.
So here's my tidbit for today.... Here is the newest conversation going on at my house. Daily. Hourly. You get the picture...
me: Where's your mommy?
baby: Aaaat coooool (which means "at school")
me: At school? Where's Daddy?
baby: Aaat cooool.
me: Daddy's at school? Where's your puppies?
baby: Aaat cooool.
me: Puppies are at school?? Where's Nana?
baby: Aaat coool.
you get the idea. My kiddo is a genius.... well, I mean, how could he NOT be? Look how many family members he has pursuing higher education!!