Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Halloween!!!!

Well it's Halloween and my kids want to dive into the various bags of candy we have here for this afternoon. Not going to happen!! They have to wait until 1:00p.m. to get candy whether they like it or not, HA to them!!

What's new in my world you're wondering?? (or not LOL)

Last Tuesday, Nathan and I went to the dentist for a consult about his teeth. Some of his permanent teeth were coming in OVER the baby teeth and things just didn't look right in his mouth and he was starting to be in pain over it. Took him to the dentist for a "quick" exam and the dentist comes out and tells me that he needs 6 baby teeth pulled and we are just going to go ahead and do that, is that fine with you?? I told him that it would be fine with me if it was alright with Nathan. Well 30 minutes later Nathan comes out with gauze in his mouth, looking horrible and just plain wants to go home. With insurance I had to pay out $600 for this visit, like I have $600 dollars available at all times. So on to the credit card it went, not happy about it but happy that this part is over. Next is a cleaning and then talking braces, lovely.

Then Wednesday, I was so concerned about Nathan and his mouth, I completely forgot about parent/teacher conferences so I will have to call and ask about his behavior and grades and what not. Then the kids were off Thursday and Friday as well. Nothing big was going on, kinda a low key couple of days. THEN husband comes home last night from grocery shopping and tells me his car needs an alternator NOW rather than later. OKAY I said with a sigh, when it rains it pours but at least we have some money to do this rather than be down to one car and hope I don't need my car during the day.

I'm still stitching away at PS "Must Be Santa" 2009 Limited Edition kit. I'll take some pictures of that and some ornaments that a wonderful lady finished off for me (because I cannot finish finish projects and will pay someone to do so.) and hopefully Halloween pictures.

So for now, enjoy your Halloween and get lots of candy!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Wednesday Again

Let's see, It's Wednesday afternoon and my kids are home after having a 1/2 day of school today. They started WKCE (standardized testing in Wisconsin) testing yesterday and will continue with that for the next couple of weeks. All the kids hate it as it's time consuming and boring and I don't blame them but it's required for 3-12 grades I believe.

I got on the stupid bathroom scale this morning as I realized that my jeans are a tad snug and come to realize that I gained 10 fricken pounds in the last 3 months or so (maybe a little longer). I know my food choices haven't been right and I stopped walking because of the weather. But that shouldn't stop me as we have a YMCA membership with a new walking/running track. The only thing that is stopping me from going, is that at some point during the week there is a child home sick lately and I cannot take him/her to the Y just so I could walk. I suppose I could make arrangements with my DH so he goes the nights he needs to go and I could go the other nights. See..there is really no excuse. I think I need a diet buddy to help me with this 10 pound loss journey. I think on one of my email lists there is someone who is willing to be a "buddy" with me and we can encourage one another in this.

What else is new?? I started a new project from PS 2009 Limited Edition Santa kit (cannot remember the exact name but will post a picture in the coming days to show how far I've gotten) I also need to post a picture of the start before this one to show that I'm coming along with it. It's a BBD Loose Feather project. The weather is pretty today and I know, since this IS Wisconsin, the weather will change tomorrow (BOO HISS!!!)

Gotta run, a little kid wants me to play Wii Fit Plus with him.

Until next time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Someone is 16 today!!!


Well, today is a bittersweet day. Not only is today my daughter, Nichole's 16th birthday but I'm also wondering where the time went. Can it REALLY be 16 years since she was coming into my little family of my husband and myself?? How is my life going to change with her in it?? Can I be a good enough Mommy for her?? I can honestly say that I've become a better person with her in my life and am grateful for her. She brings joy to my life every day (some days are better than others). I'm so grateful that she's healthy (this whole thing could have turned out SO differently, don't want to dwell on that.) and intelligent and funny (just like her father). I'll post a picture of her with her Edible Arrangement of Strawberries. She wanted that instead of a cake which if fine with me.

I'll also post a picture of myself, Nichole and Sam. Enjoy!