Thursday, July 31, 2008

I have no clue why people just can click on my name and get to my blog???

The OpenID thing says "No trusted sites yet" ... I have no clue what this is???


On other news.... my hubby is coming home today after being gone for 5 days. It will be so nice to see him and just have another adult around. He will not leave again til Monday ... yahoo! (side note, mother nature just let me know how much she hates me). LOL... welcome home honey!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Enjoy the day...

How is it that when hubby is gone the house stays cleaner??? It is not like he makes a big mess... strange.

The children are in the kitchen emptying the dishwasher... this means they are having a spatula fight and I am sure the pots are on their heads. But at least the dishes will make it to roughly where they belong, and I did not have to do it. I am not a lover of unloading the dishwasher.

We have company coming today. A very nice lady and her 2 kids. Should be a good time ... maybe a little parenting from our butts with a side of coffee.

I can't believe how many people are ready for the kids to go back to school. We have only been out for a month... is it really that bad. I enjoy, on the most part having them home and am not in a rush to go back to the grind. However, I do have a child with anxiety, so school is never an easy adventure. Our summer break is really a break ... school is major work for little man and I.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008


As I sat typing my last post I hear from one of the girls rooms ....

Baby says ... Hammy, Hammy (that is middle child's hamster)
Middle child says ... oh oh
Baby now lowers her voice even more so I can't make out what they are talking about.
Middle child finally says ... OH that is better.

So I am guessing that the hamster was release and then caught. How much longer must that thing live....

Mommy on the edge

Party of one, not fun ....

Yes, it is official I miss my man. I know I will get back into the routine of him being gone and then home ... but last night was not easy. I really truly missed just having him there.

Well now that I have admitted it and wrote it here ... I shall now let it go. It is what it is.

The other thing I missed was my girlfriends Pamper Chef party. It just completely slipped my mind ... so when I was missing hubby I could have been hanging with a really great friend. I feel really bad! Lesson learnt ... pity parties are for one... and I am better with more people around.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Kids are growing...

Today I took my gang to a new park that was just built. The coolest of cools park! But what I did not realize was that my babies ... we are not babies. And even if the park was WAY COOL (cause I think it was), it was too young for them. They lasted 15 minutes and then were ready to hit the road. I remember the days when I was dragging them from the park ... and now they are dragging me from the park.

I was reading another blog the other day and she was talking about errands.... you know bringing all the kids with kinda errands. Well I had my first taste of freedom this year with baby going to kindergarten for 2 hours. I could get coffee and then do my errands listening to music I would not let the kids here ... yes that meant no Disney/treehouse music. It was lovely. But now summer is here, and don't get me wrong I am not wishing the little beasts back to school ... but having them come along to do the errands ... SHOOT ME NOW PLEASE!

Off to wash windows, clean mirrors, clean bathrooms, wipe counters, wipe tables.... ah the joys of not doing the errands you are really suppose to be doing.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday missmash...

Well, I had a lovely weekend with hubby and the kids. One of the best parts was having dinner with good friends. We had fun, played a game (I won ... just saying is all), hot tubbed and relaxed. Very lovely.

I am learning a few new things about me ... like I have no flipping clue what my decorating style is ... I find it hard to let go of friendships when they have come to the end (I seem to take this very personally... when I very well know people grow together and apart)... and I do enjoy having a clean house.

So, to add to theses things I have purchased myself a magazine called Style at home (Canada), second one I am not sure where to go with that, and the third... keep on tiding up as wells as enlisting the children to do a bit more. Seems I have forgotten that I have 3 very capable children! LOL.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Well my little bro is on his way here. They released him half an hour ago with many conditions. One of them being no more herbal remedies. He will be on very strong steroids for the next three months (that should do some good damage of it own) and then after that he will be on a new experimental drug... IF he starts glowing at night my kids are gonna love that!

I have really be enjoying my babies this summer holiday. I love how loving their brother is to them. He loves getting them breakfast or putting a special show on for them. Today he even made me breakfast ... and I shall enjoy every bit of it... as it twice the amount I normally eat and earlier then I normally eat. But so cute!

As for this Flylady thing ... I kinda feel strange admitting this, but I love the shiny sink. And I love how my master bedroom is looking. How does one collect so much crap?? I can see the floor in the closet!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blood, Puking, and a trip to the ER....

On top of the house falling apart ... my brothers intestines are falling apart too. Both my twin bro's have crohnes... my dad has crohnes... my dad's evil mother had crohnes.

Well last night at about 1am I got a call from my brother's girlfriend letting me know she was taking him to emerg. Finally was the first thought that popped into my head. My brother has not been able to eat more then one meal a day for over a year. He is now 6 foot and only weighs about 155.... not good. But hey, he has been on these great herbal bla bla bla things that have done him NO GOOD... do you hear the anger in my typing.

Anywho (and anger is released into the black hole) they gave him morphine for the pain and started him on some very strong roids (that otta kill his liver). Doctor after Doctor has come and looked at his ex rays... specialist after specialist... and we are still waiting on another specialist.

We all know that removing the part of the intestine that is blocked is only a short term fix.... drugs will harm his body... no drugs will kill him... and here we sit waiting .... waiting on another specialist to pick the less of all the evils.

I love my brother and he is an amazing man... this kills me to see and hear him go through all this. But I must also type that our parents are out of the country... and at this time he does not want me to worry them (so that means don't tell Mommy on me). Well I will give him 12 more hours to get his butt out of the hospital or I am calling and telling on him. And if they do cut him open ... all bets are off.

I can say that this time around I am much more relaxed.... been here before and I know it will all work out ... right ... right....


Pulling on the Big Girl Panties...

The coffee table is full of laundry, the dishwasher is not unloaded, and the house is going down hill in a big bad hurry!

So, I got myself hooked up with the FlyLady again. I have not had to use it for years ... but seems I need some help. I did not realize some of the changes that would happen when DH changed jobs. Now I am not going to feel sorry for myself... nope I am gonna put on my big girl panties and get things back under control.

Things I am going to work at this week ....
-get the house back under control
-get the kids video game time under control ... that thing is too good of a babysitter.
-menu plan for next week

Really I would like to hire a maid, a nanny and a cook!!!! House work does make me ugly.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Man of the house...

I wondered what a "the man of the house" is. I am sure back in the 40's I would have been able to answer that. But now in 08... ya I got nothin.

So, since my hubby was on a trip I told my son he could be "the man of the house".... but only if he could explain to me what that meant.

9yr old boy - Well I think it is the person who sits and watches the evening news... (long pause) and eats macaroni out of a pot! Oh ya and looks after the girls when you go shopping.

Me - (laughing to myself) Ah, well thanks for giving me the low down. I guess you can handle being "the man of the house".

That one was priceless!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Monday....

Well my hubby is off and gone for work. Seems like he is going to have a really great week!

Sunday we had a house full ... between 17 and 20 adults/kids. My kitchen now looks like a small storm has come and gone. But it was so fun, and it was planned so last minute... kinda like if you had drove by my house on Sunday you were asked to come for dinner. So everyone brought a little something something and we all ended up eating way too much! Good times.

Today we are having a few more adults/kids for a pool party. Should be a blast.

I am sooo looking forward to this weekend and it is only Monday. One of my girlfriends is having her Adults Only summer party. I love going to this party each year!

Well I should run, shower, shave ... maybe try to find the kitchen counter.

Enjoy your day.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

He must be love struck...

I am having the most amazing lazy week ever! I have done nothing all week. I have however managed to do the dishes each day ... but beyond that, I got nothing.

And what does my ever so wonderful husband say .....
"The house looks great".

Are you kidding me. There are weeks I bust my butt to make this house look good and this week nothing, I do nothing and he still thinks it looks great. Dude must be going blind! LOL, he's a keeper.

Today we are doing more swimming... and more visiting with friends. I love summer for the hanging out... but I did notice that yesterday I was getting kinda bored. Then some of my gal pals showed up with all their kids and the party was on.

And to top it off a good friend of mine and her family stayed for dinner. I love having meal times with families that work like mine. It was so relaxed and fun! Ah ... such a great time. I love seeing how our kids behave to each other ... and how the pecking order goes. Full entertainment. I laughed so much at my youngest and her middle... those two are just plain crazy. Yaaaa crazy like that! (thanks for the good times)



Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I love the sound of happy noise, really I think I just love most noise. The sound of my children laughing, my girls doing tap dance on the living room floor, my son jumping for joy when passing a new level of video game and music. I love love music 24/7. I do not like quite ... for fear I may have time to think .... lmao.

I have music playing all the time. All kinds, from different years. I play my music loud or quiet (depends on if the beastlys on in bed). Like I said I LOVE NOISE!

What I don't like is to be woken up at 7am by a jackhammer! It was like someone took my happy bubble and was attacking it. So I shut the windows... ya did not make a huge difference. But in time the attack of the noise stopped and now I am back to happy sounds. My girls running around the yard playing horses and my son running around inside cause he is hopped up on sugar.

I shall now crank up my music and reclaim my happy bubble!

Enjoy the day.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"The more you have."..

"The more you have the more you have to worry about." author unknown.

Interesting statement (I have no clue where I read this). I think this one is all in what side you are sitting on... the haves or the have nots. What do you think?

My hubby is starting a new job next week. More money was a selling point for him. For me the selling point was how well he is treated. The new company is a company he has worked for before and they treated him very well. So I am excited for this new adventure ... not that life is ever boring here.

Today's day will be filled with swimming, swimming and swimming. We are loving the new pool that was given to us. I must find a way to thank the person that gave it to us ....

My youngest is having a friend over, however since they are still little that means the entire family (minus the dad) is coming over. Should be fun! There will be six kids and the mom and I. (I am out of waterproof mascara... just call me Tammy)

I have been thinking about the opener of this post and I think I would end "The more you have" with ... The more you have the more you can give!


Monday, July 14, 2008

This is my 3rd blog. My first I had for years ... then one day felt too much pressure to write and DELETED it. My second I started on a road to finding myself ... when the whole time I was right there ... lol. And now my third ... (all good things come in 3's) is me, right where I am.

I feel no pressure to write, I have no loss of self to whine about ... this is just where I am at and how I roll. And yes My flip flops are really FLIPPING AND A FLOPPING!

It is funny how different all people are and I for one, do not fit neatly in any one box.

What to live by...

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller