Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here are the rules:1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)


K- kind, i really try to be kind to most people
a- athletic, love to swim, play softball, and do yoga and kickboxing
t-timely...i have to be ontime or it makes be feel out of sorts
h-honest...i cannot tell a lie...very well least i was when i was younger
y-yacketyyack...i can talk for hours
n-nice...i think i would like me if i met me lol

7 people? JEANNE! 7 people!

Friday, January 25, 2008

white socks

well, this is not what some of you may be thinking of. This morning my 7 year old daughter and I are officially sharing our socks. I had to buy her the next size socks because the heal was in the arch of her old socks. the next size size. she will be eight in just 2 weeks. i can't believe how much she has grown. i see a layout in my future.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Yes, I said poop. As I was getting DD off the bus today...DS decided to dump his beans and weenies (hot dogs and beans in a can) all over the carpet. So I sent him to his room where he decided to take off his diaper which had a gigantic POOP in it and smear it with one of his 4x4 trucks into his carpet in his bedroom. One mess after another and he just smiles at you. even when you are crying and yelling at him he smiles at you. "Sorry, I no mean it" is what he says in the sweetest of voices, but what he means is "sorry you are mad but it was a blast for me". How do you reason with a 2 1/2 year old? Boys are just gross. pure enjoyment out of a mess. And today started out so well. He Pooped on the potty first thing in the morning. I told him how proud I was of him and ge got M&M's for it. I think we will take the sticker approach. I hate poop. I really do.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Hardest Thing

The hardest thing I had to do this week. Well, the hardest thing I had to do was make shamus incharge of the kids why I went to my yoga class. He is a great dad, but does tend to take the easy way out. Baily has ccd on tuesday nights at the same time my class ends. So, I have put him incharge of taking her to ccd so I can finish my class and not have her late. Well the other 2 kids usually come with me because they have a daycare there and it's a part of my membership. Braydon was having a really off day. Terrible. Really Bad day. I did not want to have to leave the class because of him crying. I made shamus take him with him to drop Baily off to CCD. Now, there is a ton of traffic and I knew he would fall asleep and its dinner time and it's not just a quick drop off, but I needed this class. He handled it well. Braydon didn't fall asleep until coming home from picking B up. It worked. I was selfish for once and it worked just fine. I always let shamus take the easy way when it comes to the kids, so this was tough for me. He was not happy at first. I will thank him tonight ; ) and let him know he did a great job watching more then 1 kid in public. So there you have it. I gave up a little control...just a little...on purpose.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Eat, Love,Pray

This book has been mind opening, heart opening and just spiritually opening for me. I am relating to the author in so many ways. I feel like she wrote it for me. Now, She divorced her husband...I am not divorcing mine, and she took off for Italy...though that would be nice, that's not happening either. She is however dealing with some very similar issues. The things she says to herself, I can hear my own mind telling me. I can already see change in my life since I have started reading this book. I almost don't want to stop reading it...I don't want to run out of pages. It was the first time last night during yoga when it came time to meditate that I wasn't looking around the room unable to relax and concentrate on my minds eye. I have been sleeping soundly and waking feeling great ready to start my accomplish. Even a small calmness came over me when dealing with my oldest on an issue that is very difficult right now. I found the right words to help her's taken 1 1/2 years to convince her she needs CCD. To show her that she can get something worth while out of it even if it's not what they want her to get from it. So for this I am so greatful to my friend who gave me this book to read. I am not sure she even knew how inspiring this book would be for me, but I do believe it was meant to be.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

guess who is starting school!

Yep! signed him up today. He starts...TOMORROW! He is so excited! I am too, for him. there are 3 boys in his class and 1 girl. poor girl. This will be good for him. I want him to get in before he gets too used to staying home with me. I will drop him there at 12:30 and pick him back up at 3 pm! I can't believe all 3 of my kids will be in school! (not at the same time as erika is in half day kindergarten-but it will be great for her and I to have some time just for us.) I shall update with a picture tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

for jeanne

here is an update on my life. I am currently finding myself. I am a little lost or maybe I'm not. Maybe I am finally feeling like it is ok to just be who I want to be, not take crap from people just because they feel it's ok to give to me. With my parents in Florida and my 3 brothers pretty much being men and not feeling the need for a close family it gets kind of lonely. I am also living in a very large town and it is truely difficult to make those relationships that I thought were just normal everyday relationships. You know...the one's where someone just stops by for a cup of coffee just because they want to chat or that you could stop by when you feel like blowing off some steam. Even when I go to the gym there isn't many people who make small talk. Anyway...I am currently trying to find happiness within myself so that I can feel comfortable with or without anyone else wanting to be apart of my own little world. Makes you wonder how someone with 3 kids and a husband can feel lonely...

I think it boils down to...The husband works so many hours that when he is here he is catching up on house maintenance or maybe some sleep. The 3 kids? Yes they keep me busy, I love that. I love them. My almost 8 yearold works my brain everyday. My 5 yearold...sweet as can be and only sees the glass full...not even 1/2 full, it's full all the time. My 2 1/2 year old...he is his father...busy busy busy. So why the loneliness? I am not quite sure. maybe loneliness isn't the right word. I never thought I would have to work so hard at relationships. My friend just asked me the other day...what made you and your husband attracted to each other in the first place? What interests did you have in common? This answer scared the crap out of me. "him" that is what we had in common. I was completely into him. He drove a lifted truck. I could tell you everything about that truck. He went wheeling. He was Hot! People loved to be around him. I loved to be around him. made my heart pitter patter when i saw him. I still feel this way about him...but I was never sure in the first place why he fell for me. He can bullshit any guy at work and he can talk cars and trucks in his sleep, but when it comes to us...