Archive for April, 2008

bus drama (advice welcome) and twins?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

So yesterday I took Izzy to school and I normally back my suburban into a spot close to the school. I have done that for the past three years… The bus was in the way so I just parked behind the bus to take Izzy in. This is the drop off spot for her class. Anyway, I took her in and then came out and noticed the second bus was behind me so I rushed to my car and got in to pull out as fast as possible for the bus. Before I could even get my car out of park the bus behind me whipped around the side of my car really freakishly close and pinned me in behind the first bus. I knew it was deliberate. It was very obvious. I decided not to get uptight about it and just relax and wait for the bus to unload. No big deal. After that bus left the first bus driver came running out of her bus and yelling, “don’t leave.” I thought she was going to gripe at me for parking there and I knew I was right to be parked there. Anyway, she came to my window and looked like she was about to cry and said that she saw what the bus did and knew it was deliberate. She said she was so upset that that bus had pinned me in and that I was supposed to be there to let my daughter go into school. She wrote down the bus supervisor’s number and the bus number that had pinned me in. She said she was planning to complain and wanted me to as well. I haven’t yet. I kinda decided to let it go… what do you think I should do? Complain or let it go?

So, onto another subject… today I went with Amanda to shop for some things for Lorenzo. Don’t you know it’s their six month anniversary of going out together? Apparently this is HUGE! Anyway, we were coming out of Walmart and the lady who stands at the door and says, “welcome to walmart.” was there and Amanda had on sandals that had heels and I had on flip flops that were flat, making us about the same height. So the lady said, “Are you girls identical twins?” We just smiled and I said, “no. Mother and daughter.” So she said, “Who is the mother and who is the daughter?” Again, I laughed a little and said, “I’m the mom.” Her jaw dropped. It was hilarious. HELLO! Anyway she went on and on about how she could not believe I was the mother and wanted to know what my secret was. I’m not sure Amanda enjoyed this encounter at all, it was a little awkward… but who doesn’t like to be told they look young? Is the lady senile? Probably. I don’t care. I’ll take it anyway.

Last but not least I finally found a trampoline today to replace ours that was destroyed in the ice storm. Our Sam’s club has been out of them and has 14 on order forever so while Matt, Emelia, and I were across town we zipped into the Sam’s there and they had two. Bailey was very excited! It’s square and has the enclosure with it. I hope we get it assembled tomorrow.

Amanda should be home anytime and then I’m headed to dreamland! Goodnight!

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

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a girls gotta eat!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Monday ~ calzone

Tuesday ~ tamale pie

Wednesday ~ $5 subs at Subway!

Thursday ~ BBQ chicken & baked potatoes

Friday ~ honey chicken, salad, veggies

Happy eating! Visit Laura for more MPMs!

label world

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

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50 things

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

1) Do you like blue cheese?
Yes! Well, in blue cheese dressing… (especially with boneless hot wings)

2) Have you ever smoked heroin?
HUH? Nope! Never have seen it either, thank goodness.

3) Do you own guns?

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic?
Cherry. Duh.

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Not usually.

6) What do you think of hot dogs?
I’m a wiener snob. I only buy kosher beef wieners and then it’s still sorta gross. Mystery meat isn’t my favorite thing.

7) Favorite Christmas song?
Where are you Christmas (from the Grinch movie).

8.) What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

9) Can you do push ups?

10) Can you do a chin up?
I don’t know. Probably, I carry Iz around so much my arms are pretty strong.

11) What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Probably my wedding ring.

12) Favorite hobby?

13) Ever been in a car wreck?

14) Do you have A.D.D.?

15) What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
lack of discipline. I don’t necessarily hate it, just something I’m working on.

6) Middle name?

17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
My mascara is bugging me.
Amanda should be home soon.
I need to remember to switch laundry before going to sleep.

18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Coke from Sonic, flat of flowers, potting soil.

19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
coke, coke, and coke. (don’t judge me 🙂 )

20) Current worry?
What I’m making for lunch after church tomorrow.

21) Current hate right now?

22) Ever had a lightsaber battle?
I hope not.

23) How did you bring in the New Year?

24) Where would you like to go?

25) Name three people who will complete this?

26) Do you own slippers?
Yes, but I don’t wear them.

27) What shirt are you wearing?

28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Not really. Your nails and any dry skin gets caught on them and it’s really annoying to me.

29) Can you whistle?

30) Favorite color?

31) Would you be a pirate?
Never. Too dirty and wet for me.

32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
I don’t. I just get clean and get out.

33) Favorite girl’s name?
Isabelle, Emelia & Amanda

34) Favorite boy’s name?

35) What’s in your pocket?

36) Last thing that made you laugh?
I can’t remember, probably something Amanda said.

37) Best bed sheets as a child?
They were white with wide lace on the top sheet, very pretty!

38) Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Sprained ankle?

39) Do you love where you live?

40) How many TVs do you have in your house?

41) Who is your loudest friend?

42) How many dogs do you have?

43) Does someone have a crush on you?

44) Do you zip your pants then button it,or button it then zip it?
button then zip.

45) What is your favorite book?
Mark of the Lion – Francine Rivers.

46) What is your favorite candy?

47) Favorite Sports Team?
don’t really have one.

48) What song do you want played at your funeral?
Morbid…hello! Probably Mercy by Sara McLaughlin

49) What were you doing 12 AM last night?

50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
The to do list started scrolling in my brain first thing!

Let me know if you do this so I can come read yours too!

new shoes for you?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Looking for that perfect pair of new shoes for the Summer upcoming season? I have been out shopping for new sandals and there are so many fun styles to choose from! There is a really fun online shoe site called Infinity Shoes. They have tons of styles and brands to choose from. Have you ever heard of tsubo shoes? Tsubo does a great job of combining young fashion and comfort. In Japanese “Tsubo” means pressure point. Innovative and functional, they use double density poltrethane foot beds to be both firm and soft in the right places. How about seychelles shoes? Seychelles is a California shoe brand which specializes in a vintage, young and retro style. They cater to women with an independent edge. Seychelles uses quality leathers and pays close attention to detail while maintaining an affordable price. They have a lot of cute styles to choose from that would make a great gift for a birthday or maybe mother’s day which is coming up very shortly. They also have minnetonka boots. As moccasins were first worn by Native Americans it’s safe to say that Minnetonka represents America’s 1st footwear. Building upon this history, they have continued the tradition of creating casual and leisurely footwear to be worn all year-round.

saturday memes

Saturday, April 26th, 2008


~I Say..You Answer…~

1. Early Morn…you answer?: Just 5 more minutes!

2. Foggy Mist…you answer?: frizzy hair.

3. Full Moon…you answer?: more births?

4. Starry Night…you answer?

Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer’s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.

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Saturday 9: The Most Recent
1. Who called you most recently? emelia

2. What was the most recent sports game you watched? can’t remember…

3. Who is your most recent friend? Miki

4. What was the most recent TV show you watched? the office

5. What was the most recent music that you purchased? praise music cd

6. What were the most recent clothes that you purchased? gymboree order thursday for izzy

7. Who most recently did you say “I love you” to? bailey

8. Who did you most recently text? amanda

9. Who did you most recently kiss? izzy


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friday feast

Friday, April 25th, 2008


Name something you would categorize as weird. When you are calling someone and you stop dialing to realize they have just called you! weird!


What color was the last piece of food you ate? I had a piece of brown beef jerky yesterday about 2 p.m. instead of lunch. I fixed dinner and then got too busy to actually eat.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone? 10

Main Course

Fill in the blank: I will never vote for gay marriages to be legalized in my lifetime.

Describe your sleeping habits. I sleep any chance I get. I fall asleep when my head hits the pillow and sleep until I absolutely have to get up and get busy! I love to sleep.

13 random things…

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

1.  Matt worked really late Monday and Tuesday nights.  He also worked late Wednesday night, but not until after midnight… as a result I am having trouble not yawning today.

2.  Izzy’s IEP was Tuesday.  I wrote about it on her blog.

3.  Amanda got a new job!  It’s very exciting… closer to home and a lot more fun.

4.  I have lost 18 pounds now.  Very exciting to see results.

5.  Today is take your kid to work day at Emelia’s school.  Since I work at home (which is boring to her) and Matt works for AT&T and cannot have her in his work vehicle, she is with mom today at the Oklahoma National Guard.

6.  I thought there was so much going on, but I’m running out of thoughts…

7.  Melody needs her hair cut and highlights… we may do that tomorrow.

8.  It’s almost time to get Izzy ready for school!

9.  Amanda and Lorenzo celebrated six months together this week.  He brought her 6 beautiful red roses (and a bear) on the day of the actual anniversary.dscf0284.JPG

10.  My breakfast has been the same everyday for a couple of weeks… 1 egg plus one eggwhite scrambled with a pinch of parm cheese, 2 slices of ww toast with a tiny bit of grape jelly.

11.  I usually skip lunch.

12.  I am drinking cokes again, mainly from Sonic everyday because they are half priced from 2-4 p.m. So my large cherry coke with extra ice is .86 with tax.

13.  It bothers me that they put a real cherry in my coke for two reasons:  They touch that cherry with the hands that take money, and I hate fruit including cherries.  But, it seems really wordy to say into the little box, “I need a large cherry coke with extra ice and no real cherry.”  But I do anyway…  weird huh?