Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Did I Do Today~

Not Much. Having two kids at home of course is a lot of work. It reminds me of a SAHM joke a friends sent me the other day:

What Did You Do Today, Honey?

A man came home from work to find total mayhem at home. The kids were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud and muck. There were empty food boxes and wrappers all around. As he proceeded into the house, he found an even bigger mess. Dishes on the counter, dog food spilled on the floor, a broken glass under the table, and a small pile of sand by the back door. The family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing, and a lamp had been knocked over.

He headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, to look for his wife.
He was becoming worried that she may be ill, or that something had happened to her. He found her in the bedroom, still in bed with her pajamas on, reading a book.

She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked:

"What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered:

"You know everyday when you come home from work and ask me what I did today?"

"Yes," was his reply.

"Well, today I didn't do it!"


I didn't stay in bed, wish I could but I did just basic clean up. I wanted to work on a clean up project. The ENTRYWAY is my 1st project from the book I'm reading. Every time I tried to clean up that area I got 20 questions...what are you doing, can I help, why is that shoe in that pile, can I put on that jacket. I just gave up. I will do this when I only have Lil Mama home. Geez!

I work Friday thru Sunday at a cafe I've been at for 10yrs.I love my customers! Of course we have been a little slow but things are still good. Anyways while I'm at work my hubby is home with the kids. They still don't understand the concept of picking up after yourself when daddy is at home, dang my hubby doesn't know how to either. Hmmph! I spend pretty much all day on MONDAY cleaning up my family's mess. I scream, I yell, I pout, I explain, I give rewards, but nothing works they still live like pigs on the weekend. Someday I hope the kids see this is not how I want to spend my day off doing. Okay vent over. Be thankful its Thursday because if I was writing this on Monday I would probably have some curse words in this post, lol!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cut the Clutter~ Chapter 1

I have a lot of self-help/organizing books that I decided I'm going to read them and SHARE the info or at least talk about it.

First Chapter is CUT THE CLUTTER....oh yes I need this bad. My house is so cluttered that I feel I need to move to get out of this CHAOS!

The intro for the first chapter is: If your family's "stuff" has taken your home hostage than this chapter is for you. ARE THEY TALKING DIRECTLY TO ME....lol!

Anyways, lets go see what this chapter is all about.

We all want to pass the Guest Test! My house is on the borderline. I would like a 30 minute "heads up I'm coming over" call then I know I can pass the test. But I wouldn't pass if they knocked right at this moment.

I'm supposed to learn:

* How to Organize to find things quickly
* Ways to re purpose items for storage
* Tips on maximizing shelf and closet space
* Solutions on what to throw, what to keep
* De-cluttering techniques that add beauty to your home

Well the night is ending so I'm going to read chapter 1 tonight and I'll let you know what I'm going to be working on tomorrow!

Hey anything to DECLUTTER my house!

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HOME FAST by Vickie Christian (591 tips for the Busy Moms) I bought this book at Borders for $1.99 (reg $14,95).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wii Fit Fell Off

of course I did! Ugh! The sensor wire got ripped in half so no Wii for us until Daddy fixes it, Not sure when that will happen, It better be SOON. I really need to get back on my exercise program. Feeling very sluggish this week. Of course I'm relying on the Wii, I can't go walking around the block like every other normal person...nope I just stop exercising. Lazy butt that I am.

Lil Man's Surgery

will be done tomorrow. On Monday he woke up with his face all swollen so we were at the dentist by 9am. Our dentist looked in his mouth and said "he is going to have to have a child root canal" huh...Oh My poor baby! They sent us to another dentist and that dentist told us he has 2 abscess...ummm My poor baby. At that office I broke down crying because I felt like the worst mom ever! Next step is tomorrow getting them pulled. Daddy is even taking the day off to be in the room with Lil man.

Fighting already and it's only 8am

Ugh! I guess I'm in a for a long day. Lil man is home with a bad toothache (more on that later) and lil mama is not happy about it. She loves her brother but is always ready for him to go back to a school so she can have the house and mom all to her self.

This morning I was on the laptop sitting on the couch and they were fighting over who was going to sit by me. So to ease the tension I sat in the middle and that was no fun for me because my coffee cup was so far away from me that I couldn't REALLY enjoy it. Just one of the many ways I sacrifice for my kids to be happy....lol!

I know I'm in for a long day but I'm going to put them to work around the house. I'm sure they fight over the chores. When does the fighting stop????

Back to being referee.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Beautiful Poem by Langston Hughes

I, Too, Sing America
by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

I'm going to print this poem out for my son. He is very proud that President Obama was elected. He told me that now he knows he can be president someday too! He gets it!

Yesterday was HISTORY IN THE MAKING! My son will remember this exciting event for the rest of his life.

Don't Give Your Son Girl Yogurt.....

in his lunch. That is what my son told me yesterday. At lunch a girl bully made fun of my son who had a DORA yogurt cup. Well of course the yogurt came home unopened. This bothered my son so much that he got sick at school and I had to go get him early. He even had a play date arranged and he passed on that. So no more girly yogurt for my lil man! I feel I have a lot life lessons to learn for my kids to have a better day at school.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Who's Child Does This..ugh

"Mom,I farted and it smells good" and this came from my 4 1/2 little girl. Where is my girly girl? The things that she says is just remarkable and I shake my head a lot. Who says silly stuff like this....oh yeah my little diva I guess!

We had girl night tonight and watched the Princess Diaries 2. I had fun watching it but Lil Mama was into talking so I missed things here and there but its okay!

Lil Man is at a sleepover and it killed me not calling and checking on him. But he is 7 yrs old he told me and reassured me that he will be okay and I didn't have to call. How did he know I wanted to do that?? He is such a sweetheart because he was very concerned about his sister being here all by herself but I told him that I was going to watch movies with her and she will get extra love tonight. He thought that was cool.

Hubby is out and about...Saturday night is his NITE OUT so he heads out that door around 7pm. I used to stay awake until he came home because I was worried about him. Nowadays I sleep right through him coming in. Not sure what that means. Do I trust him to get his ass home w/o incidents or is it I just I got tired of stressing and sleep was far more important. Okay maybe a little of both, lol!

Well its 12:30 am and I writing on my blog...wow can't sleep, lol! No I'm just making up time that I didn't get to work on here...wink wink. Off to bed I go now. Goodnight.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Target-Just Say NO!

I need to stay out of this store. If you see a short chubby redhead heading into El Cerrito's Target, tell her to go home, its me! Just kidding of course.

That store is EVIL because it makes me spend my money on crap we really don't need. I love to buy stuff on SALE. Today I put back the $22.00 Guitar Hero (reg $80) because we already have GH on Wii why do we need one for XBOX! They have 75% off toys and I saw BIG TOYS for under $20 and that hurt walking away. I went in with $25and no purse w/credit cards and that was a good move.

I need to go to therapy for my TARGET ADDICTION. Sad thing is Lil Mama loves to spend her allowance at Target so she is starting out early.

I really suck as the tooth fairy

I did it again...I FORGOT TO PUT MONEY UNDER LIL MAN'S PILLOW....AGAIN! He comes over with lip out and his tooth in hand. My heart fell to the floor because that is a very bad mom! We had a late night and I just wasn't prepared. Totally forgot when I went to bed and he woke up before I did. I SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I gave him a couple bucks and told him that the tooth fairy OWES ME. He was okay with that but still wants to put his tooth under his pillow again tonight.

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