Sunday, November 29, 2009

Can't get it outta my head.

I keep seeing that damn rabbit in my head. :( I also see its fur, and tail sitting out in my backyard. Oy.

Trying to post something to get it off my what better then pics of a little blonde? Enjoy.


Ok, so she wasn't blonde in those pics...She had on Jilly's Halloween wig. LOL

Miss Bree was playing fashion model with Jilly. Jilly would dress her up in her clothing, then send Bree out on the catwalk to show me, where she'd pose while showing off Jilly's clothing.

Bree & I made this today. Its a reindeer, if ya couldn't tell. Its made from her footprint (she wore her sock) and her hand prints. Kinda cute.

Thats it for now. Toodles.

Witnessed something sad & horrible this morning.

I know its in a dogs nature to chase other animals, especially when the dog is a Jack Russell Terrier...but I hope to never ever EVER have to witness anything like what I saw an hour or so ago again.

I took Moo out. Didn't see the rabbit in the yard, but Moo sure did. She chased it in the yard, it ran to her pen area and Moo cornered it. The rabbit tried to squeeze through the fence of the pen, but couldn't get more then half way...Moo had a chance and grabbed it....There was blood, fur, shrieking from the bunny...and screaming, from me. I was yelling NO MOO NO LET GO! Then I screamed for Bill to get his ass outside and help me! Moo had the rabbit in her mouth by its leg I think, I couldn't see well because Moo had her cone on. I did see the back of the rabbit was all bloody, from Moo & trying to squeeze through the fence. Bill finally got Moo to let it go, and the bunny ran to the back of the yard and escaped through the small hole in the fence. Poor bunny. It might survive with a gimpy leg, or the shock of it all might kill it. It made me sick to my stomach and sad. It shook me up, I was shakey. I love animals, and rabbits are so cute. :( Stupid dog.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

If you know about dogs, please help...

As I mentioned in the previous post, Moo has something wrong with her. Not sure what it is, possibly ringworm? If you know anything about dogs, please take a look at this picture and let me know what you think it could be, and if you have any advice on how to remedy it, cheaply, without a vet visit if possible...
There are red areas, seems to itch her she is always scratching and licking it...we have put her cone on her to keep her from messing with it . Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Here is another picture taken this afternoon. I guess it looks better, not as red, more like scabby areas...Still not sure the cause though. She hasn't been her whiny hyper self today, just quiet and sleepy. Hasn't wanted to potty much either, more interested in scratching.


**UPDATE: Last night Moo was miserable. I've tried giving her benedryl to help with the itching. Under her arm in the armpit area its totally raw, and on one of her shoulder areas, its raw too and bleeding. Poor Moo.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The day after

We survived Thanksgiving. Woohoo. I cooked, quite well if I do say so myself. Didn't have a lot of people over, just the girls, Bill, Zach & his friend and my mom and dad. We chowed down, I cleaned up, and then we visited for a bit before mom & dad headed home. Here is a picture of the 3-layer pumpkin spice pie I made. Yummy looking isn't it? It was good, and super easy.

My mom did something totally awesome yesterday. She gave me some money to shop for the kids Christmas presents. She knows money is tight and she wanted to help out. I will be doing some more cleaning and home improvement projects for her in return. The money sure came in handy today when I was out shopping at 5 a. freaking m. More on that later.

After my parents left yesterday the girls and I ran out to Kmart. I was looking for a toy that was supposed to be on sale, of course it was sold out, but I did get a raincheck. Then it was off to home again, to set up the tree. We just have a small tree, that sets on one of our end tables, because our house is to small for anything else right now unless we got rid of some furniture in our living room. Its nothing special, just a tiny tree, with pretty lights, some cheap ornaments, and a very few special ones. Aubrey & the cats really enjoy the tree.

I was so tired last night from all the festivities. I was hoping Bree would go to bed early, but nope. She finally went down at 10:30. I tried to go to sleep then too, but I couldn't seem to fall asleep. It was around midnight when I finally did. At 1, the stupid dog was whining to go out. I took her out, went back to bed, 10 minutes later she whined to go out again! UGH. I get back to sleep, then Jilly is up in pain again. I give her some meds and go back to sleep, until the alarm goes off at 3:30 telling me to get my tired ass out of bed to shower and go shopping. It was so hard to get out of bed, I was super tired. Once I was ready, I got the girls up (yep, had to take them with, no one to watch the little ones.), off we went at 4:30 to Walmart Hell. Talk about a madhouse. We had a plan. Bree & Jilly were in my cart, and we went off to get the doll set, while Kels went off to get the DS that Jilly wanted. Thankfully she scored the LAST one! We also got some PJ's for the little girls, some hoodies for all the girls, a cabbage patch doll for Bree, and a few other things I can't think of at the moment. It was then time to face the dreaded lines at the check out. OMG, the lines were so long. We waited in line for over an hour. Jilly was in the cart, sleeping. Kels took Bree walking around to keep her content. Thank God for Kelsey. I was so glad to get the heck out of there this morning. Poor Bill had to work during that mayham. He said this year there was a lot more people shopping, and it was a lot more disorganized.

Poor Jilly has had a toothache since Wednesday night. She has been in a lot of pain. Unfortunately we don't have a dentist for her since we've not had insurance, so I didn't have one I could take her to right away. I have a call into one here in town, they of course were closed today. I'm going to try them again tomorrow, if I can't get them I'll keep trying places till I can get it taken care of. Until then, does anyone have any home remedies that work well for toothaches? We're doing alternating tylenol and ibuprofin, and heating she is trying an ice pack to see if that works any better. Poor thing.

Oh, and the dog has something wrong with her too now. Just can't seem to get ahead around here, always something happening. The dog has been scratching and licking her belly, its all red and raw looking. We put her cone thing on today to keep her from licking it.

So, if you are the praying type, please say a prayer for Jilly's tooth, and for the dumb dogs belly area. We'd really appreciate it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe, have lots of fun and good food, and enjoy your family.

I'm thankful for so many things. My family, friends, health, home, and my computer :) and many many more things that I don't have time to list.

Its 6 a.m. now...I should probably start cooking :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I'm sitting here watching Aubrey play shopping. She is so imaginative. She pretends to scan toys, then put them in her bag, then into her cart. She then takes the stuff to daddy and tells him what she got him. Now she is on another shopping trip, she has a list she tells me. Apparently she is shopping for frosting, cookies and mook (milk). My kind of list :)

A bit ago she was telling daddy to lay down and go to sleep! She brought him a pillow, and at first she covered him with a kleenex for a blankie, but then she went and got one of her blankies for him. If he got up, she'd scold him and tell him to lay down and go to sleep! She even gave him a good night kiss, then said, "Nice to meet you daddy, how do you feel?" LOL she is such a nut.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. My parents will be coming over for dinner, I'm cooking. I actually enjoy making Thanksgiving dinner...just don't like the clean up so much. I started to get stuff ready today. Chopped up the celery & onion that will go into the stuffing, made sure I had everything I needed, made a little pie...which is actually extra, since mom is bringing pies. The pie I made is a Jello recipe, they have a pumpkin spice pudding out right now, the pie is made with it and coolwhip. Its pretty good, I snuck a taste. Thinking about sneaking a whole piece too, since its extra :)

In case I don't have time to post tomorrow...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I'm borrowing (stealing) this idea from my blog pal Mindi. I read it on her blog the other day and I thought it was a good idea. Thanks Mindi.

Here are things I'm thankful for, abc style.

A - Aubrey! My little ball of sunshine, my spitfire, my funny girl. I love Aubrey.
B - Bill, my hard working husband who is working 2 jobs so I can be a SAHM. I love Bill.
C - Computer! I love my computer, all my friends live on there!
D - December due date group, great bunch of ladies, like family to me.
E - English :) Great bad more people in the US don't speak it...
G - Grandparents, the kids love them, and they are always here for us when needed.
H - Hersheys! Chocolate makes everything feel better.
I - Income. While we don't have a big one in this house, its better then nothing.
J - Jilly! My diva daughter. I love Jilly Bean.
K - Kelsey! My teenage (eek) daughter, who is a great help with Aubrey sometimes. I love Kelso ;)
L - Love!
M - Mom. I love my mom, we are pretty close, she is always there for me. No matter what.
N - Ni Hao Kai Lan, Bree LOVES this show and it keeps her attention for a bit, she is even learning good things, and some Chinese language.
O - Oven? lol couldn't think of much else for O.
P - Players, as in portable DVD players, like the one in the van...Keeps Bree quiet, scratch that, content in the van.
Q - Quiet! rarely get any, but thankful for the little bit I do have
R - Richard, Rhea, Rick & parents & brothers.
S - SNOW! I love snow. So shoot me :P
T - Time with family & friends
U - Upwind...a good place to be when hubby farts.
V - Van, my van gets me here and there.
W - Walmart. Not my favorite place...but its where we get most of our food and essentials.
X - Ummm...X-rays. Good ones, showing fixed breaks lol (Kelsey's finger)
Y - Yak yak yak. My girls talk all the time. Even though it drives me nuts, I am thankful they are able to communicate so well.
Z - Zachary. My first born. I love him. Don't love all his actions and choices lately...but definately love him.

Ok, my list is done. I challenge you readers to do so too...its not as easy as it may seem :) Good luck.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Dreaming of shopping...

I was just looking at Walmarts Black Friday ad...and dreaming of shopping. There are several things I'd like to get for the kids. Such as, Graphic hoodies for all the girls, pj's for Bree, guitar & DS for Jilly, and a baby doll set for name a few. Unfortunately, I'll probably not be able to shop, since 1: I'm broke, and 2: Dragging 3 tired girls out to be at the store at 5 a.m. wouldn't go over well, and 3: By the time I get there, I'm sure all the other greedy shoppers will have snagged up all the good stuff.

Bill's second job is at Walmart, working nights, he HAS to work, can't get it off that he can't help me. Wouldn't it be nice if employee's got to get the stuff and set it aside to buy after work?

Instead of these early bird sales, they should have a 1 day sale. Have these specials on for an entire day, to avoid crazy crowds stampeding in and people getting injured and stuff like that.

Will YOU be shopping on Black Friday?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Twitter & Facebook?

Before I type about my topic, I have to tell you about my conversation with Bree today. She was in the bathtub.
Me: Are you a cowgirl?
Bree: No
Me: Are you a cowboy?
Bree: No
Me: Well, what are you then?
Bree: I'm a COW!!
LOL what a nut!!

Ok, today I'm going to ramble about Twitter, and Facebook. Do you, my readers use these? I use both. I have myspace too, but haven't checked it in forever. I have twitter and facebook open every day all day that my pc is on, and when I'm near it and have a minute, I refresh and see whats going on with everyone. I like both programs. The one thing I don't like about FB is seeing what everyone else is sending eachother, and all their game/application crap.

I wonder how long until something new comes that I get into and then end up spending less time at FB & it did to myspace.

Anyways...if you want to hook up on either of those, I'm ReneeDK on Twitter, and on FB I'm Renee Lumsden Kofoid.

I hope everyone had a super Sunday. Mine was crappy...litterally. My rear was glued to the John half the day. Had a headache all day too. Wasn't fun. I'm hoping for a better tomorrow.

Gonna be a crazy week. Kids will be home Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from their will probably be a lot of fighting around here...will my older girls ever get along?? Thursday, my parents will be coming over for Thanksgiving. I'm cooking, I do every year. I'm hoping we are all healthy, so sometime during this holiday week my brother, sister in law, and the new baby can stop by when they are in town.

I guess thats it for now, I have a little blonde wanting to climb on me...Toodles!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Potluck post

Since this post is about a little of this and a little of that, I named it my potluck post :) Pretty smart of me eh? Let the rambles begin...

* Bree has been so funny! She has taken up dancing and can really shake it good! She has also learned how to do a somersault and each time she says, "I did it!" very cute.

* Bree has also learned the dreaded words 'Why?' and 'Why not?' and asks them over and over whenever something is said to her. She isn't even 2 yet, isn't this a bit early for the why/why not stage? I'm not ready lol.

* Bree LOVES bath time. Usually after dinner she is very messy, so we go right to the tub for clean up. I get her down from the table, and we say, "To the flyboat!" (from Wonderpets) and then we march to the bathroom saying, "march march march". Well when I did that last night, Bree apparently didn't want to march, as I said "march march march" she said, "but I can run faster!" and she ran her messy little butt to the bathroom. Silly girl.

* Today was busy. Went to my moms to help her re-arrange her furniture. Then came home for a bit, then it was off again, this time to the mall and to Walmart. Had to get my wedding rings cleaned at the mall, really my only reason to go there since I don't have any extra money to spend. When we got home Kels & I watched the movies The Ugly Truth, and The Proposal. Both were good. The underwear part in the Ugly Truth had me LMAO. Bree watched with us, sorta. She was more busy going up and down the couch, and spilling her popcorn onto the floor, knocking my drink off the table, and dancing around.

* Did I mention that Bree slept all night last night? Well she did! I was so proud. Things are going better for the most part since we gave up the booby pacifier.

* Today I got an award from Mindi over at Part of Me. Thanks bunches Mindi, I feel so special :) The award came with rules, but unfortunately I can't follow the rules, because none of my blog friends ever do anything with the awards I send them, and I really don't have to many that I can send to. I'd send you one Mindi, but you already have one :) Thank you so much for giving one to me.


I believe thats it for tonight. Its 11:00 and I'm beat. Toodles!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Update on the Oinker shot and other stuff

Got to the shot clinic at 1:45, then went into the crammed building and stood around for around an hour to get the shots. Kels went first, no problem. Jilly was next, she got teary and said it hurt like heck! She complained for the next 45 minutes. Then came Bree, she had to get hers in her thigh, she cried for about 30 seconds and was fine. She was pretty interested in her bandaid after that. She kept telling me she got her "Big girl shot". She did well. I was so grateful to get out of there! It was so hot and cramped in there, I was sweating like a pig.

Bree is supposed to get a second dose in about 30 days, I think Jilly too. That part sucks donkey schlong. Im sure if Jilly needs another she is going to put up a stink about going back.

So I mentioned in the previous post about the cat having worms. YUCK. When my husband came home for lunch I told him about it. He came in and took off his coat, I said, I have something to tell you, and you are not going to like it...then I broke the news to him. He walked into the kitchen, then proceeded to yell, "God damn it, why can't I get a mother *#&%ing break?!" then he walked back and put his coat on, and left without another word, slamming the door on his way out. Ummm OK... kinda childish don't ya think? Its not like its MY fault the stupid cat has worms. Besides they were his cats before I ever came into the picture, so he shouldn't take out the worm issue on me. It pretty much ticked me off. Yes, I know it sucks donkey that the cat has worms, (and fleas) and everything else, and I know he's tired and doesn't feel well right now, but geeze, don't take it out on everyone else.

Oy, the girls are in the kitchen now making salt dough ornaments, and fighting, big time...will they ever get along? I need a referee for them at all times.

Jilly made a book for Bree today. So far it's titled, All about Aubrey. And she has this much so far: Aubrey is turning 2 in a month. And she is so cute. She likes candy and loves to look at books. She is a very smart little girl. And she loves to play with babies. She has two sisters and one brother. Her big big sisters name is Kelsey and her medium big sister is Jillian and her big brothers name is Zach, he knows how to drive. :) Cute isn't it?

Thats it for now, gotta go tame some wild girls in the kitchen...Toodles.

As if things were not fun enough around here...

We made a icky discovery of the cats (maybe both) has worms! YUCK!! Oh freakin joy!! Remind me to never ever ever get pets again. These pets are draining our money big time. The cats have to be on special meds every day because of something they've had since birth I guess, not sure what it is, dh got the cats before he met me. Anyways, that med is $60 per can. On top of that we have the worms now, PLUS, we've been fighting fleas...oh yeah, we still owe on the dumb dog too...she broke her leg in 2 places last spring, which cost us over $3000...

I'll post another blog later, to let ya all know how the oinker shot went. I checked earlier and no line was formed yet...going to check again after lunch.

toodles for now

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stick it, swine flu!

Tomorrow, the health dept. is going to have a free swine flu vaccination clinic here in town from 2-7. I will be taking my girls to get their shot. I know they older girls can get it, since the school recording phonecall yesterday said so. I think Bree qualifies too since she is young, even though she isn't school age. I can't get it yet, because I'm not in the "high risk" catagory. So tomorrow, we'll tell swine flu where to go as they get stuck with a needle fun fun!

So, every news story I've seen regarding these vaccination clinics, they show lines blocks long, and people waiting for hours to get these shots...eeks. This has me worried. Granted, I'm not in a huge city or anything, but this is for LaSalle County, not just my town. I'm worried about long lines and waiting outside in the chilly weather trying to keep an almost 2 yr old occupied. I thought about getting the girls out of school early. Not sure the school would be happy with that, it might be unexcused... I also thought of keeping them home all day tomorrow so we can go even earlier to check it out, see if lines are forming etc. maybe I could tell the school there was a family emergancy or something... I don't know what to do. I just know if I wait and go after school, everyone else and their brother is going to be there at that time too. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yep, I suck.

Gee, I bet with a title like that I'm going to get some crazy people showing up here. LOL at least I'll have some readers ;) j/k. The reason for the title is, I suck, at blogging. I've been trying really hard to blog every day this month and I was doing good (even if I blogged about boring stuff), until last night. Ya see, I try to blog when Bree is in bed, so I can concentrate and type something that will at least make sense. Sometimes thats hard to do if I have a little one climbing on me or something. Anyways, I was waiting for her to go to bed last night so I could blog, but she didn't go to bed until 11:40!! By then I was to tired to even type my name let alone a blog. So I suck. I missed a day of blogging. Oh well, its not like anyone is reading it anyways. If they did, they'd be leaving me nice comments (hint hint).

So today, Bree & I decided to make a turkey hat for her for something to do. We traced her hands for the wings, we made feathers, a head, beak, and that little dangler thingy...and this is what we came up with:

Isn't turkey girl cute? I think so. Even with cracker in her mouth. She put her turkey hat on and waited for Daddy to come home for lunch a bit ago. When he pulled in the driveway, she was at the window looking out saying "gobble gobble gobble". I think it made Daddy's day.

Speaking of Daddy. He's been fighting sickness along with me for the last few months. He is sporting a low fever right now and is cranky, wait, I should say crankier then usual :P It is hard being sick, and working 2 jobs, it totally wears ya out...which is the reason for his cranky demeaner. Anyways, please keep him in your thoughts and/or prayers that he gets better soon.

Its a gloomy chilly day again today. Blah. If its going to be like this we should at least have some damn snow. Have I mentioned I LOVE snow? :)

Thats it for now I guess. Sorry I suck. Toodles.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blogs blogs and more blogs

Recently I've found some excellent blogs to read. I've taken a liking to food blogs, and crafty blogs quite a bit. I find one I like and end up spending way to much time reading everything there....Usually while reading, I come across links to even more blogs, and I find some I like that way and spend more time reading. Its very addicting. I've been bookmarking a lot of pages of things I want to make sometime. I've already tried a few recipes I've found, and a few craft things. Its a good thing. :) Not so much for my housework though, its feeling neglected often...but its always waiting for me when I'm done reading.

Thats it for tonight. Boring huh? Sorry. Toodles

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Forever a Ninny?

When Bree was first learning to talk, she couldn't say Jillian, or Jilly. It always came out "Ninny". It really sounds very cute, and Jilly has gotten used to it. At one point, Bree made a song, she kept singing "Ninny Ninny Ninny Uh Oh" over and over. LOL Goofy girl I have.

Well, now that Bree is bigger, and talking so much better, I asked her the other day if she could say "Jilly" and "Jillian". Come to find out she can now say them when asked. But she refuses to call Jilly by her name, its always "Ninny".

I wonder what will come when she is older...will she finally call her sister by her name? Maybe Bree will call her Ninny forever....


How is your weekend going? Totally boring here. I'm still not feeling 100% yet, so I'm trying to take it easy. Didn't do much of anything today. We did get the Christmas lights hung up outside today. We thought we'd take advantage of the warm weather to do so. Much better hanging lights when warm then when we are freezing our asses off. We won't be turning them on though until Thanksgiving night.

Tonight Bree & Jilly were being silly. They kept calling eachother a ding wing and were rolling around...all was good until Bree smacked her face onto the leg of my chair, now she has a fat lip. Poor Bree.

Miss Bree was so good last night. She slept from 9:30 till 7 this morning! Yay! I hope it continues. Wish us luck. Today she has had no nap, since we've been busy playing and all. She started to fall asleep at dinner but I wouldn't let her sleep, it was to late for a nap and to early for bed. Now she has gotten a second wind and is going strong at 9:00...darn it. LOL.

I think I'm going to go cuddle with her, maybe she'll start to chill and go to bed, so I can too.

Peace out. Toodles.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Tonight I have a little of this and that to ramble about. Nothing exciting really.

I spent most of the day cleaning my basement. This was a very hard job because I'm still feeling like shit and have no energy whatsoever. Plus I had a little helper...Bree. The basement was so very disgusting. My 19 yr old son has been staying down there and he is a freakin S L O B! I couldn't believe the mess I found. Totally not cool. When he returns from staying at his friends we are definately going to have a talk! Besides his mess there was just general mess. We have a very small house, and to many people with to much shit living in here, so whatever doesn't fit upstairs gets taken down..and then just dropped somewhere. It was hard to even walk through down there! HORRIBLE. So I have the one side of the basement done. I cleaned up, threw some stuff out, rearranged stuff, and while its still full of stuff, its at least organized and there is a lot more room to actually walk through and even room to spare. :) I'm in major pain tonight after all that work though. My back is totally killing me. I sure could use a massage.

The girls and I spent this evening watching the movie 'UP'. It was really good! The begining is somewhat sad, but it did NOT make me cry. There were several laugh out loud parts. We all enjoyed it, I'm glad we watched it.

Handy Manny is HOT. Well, the dude who is the voice of Handy Manny is hot I should say. Just thought you'd wanna know. :)

Told ya it was rambles tonight. Haha.

Thats it for now, sick, and tired, and tired of being sick! So I'm crashing for the night. Toodles!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meow meow meow, ruff ruff ruff

My darling Aubrey talks all the time. I mean ALL the time. If she is awake, she is talking. Pretty much the same for her big sister Jilly.

Right now Bree's favorite thing to say while we are driving is, "meow meow meow, ruff ruff ruff" over and over and over. Sometimes she'll switch it up and throw in a "moo moo moo" here and there or another animal sound. Then she'll say, "Dora and Boots, Dora and Boots" over and over and over. Or, she will sing the cheer Jilly taught her, well part of it anyways...She yells the first part really loud, "I WILL I WILL, rock you down, shake you up!" again, over and over and over.... I don't know if her mouth gets tired, but my ears sure do! LOL. The cheer she says all the time, not just in the van, its really cute. Sometime I want to video it, but everytime I try she stops, she is such a stinker.

As for Jilly, holy cow. Talk, sing, yell, cheer, non stop. My aching head. I think Bree learned from her. Last night I was so tempted to break out the duct tape, to tape Jilly's mouth, and then her hands, to prevent her from undoing the tape on her mouth! Haha. I didn't do it of course...some might think that would be child abuse :P

I got smart today. I am blogging early. If I wait until tonight when its quiet, I'll be to tired to think straight. Actually I'm to tired now...but tonight it will be much much worse. Last night was a rough night. I didn't get to sleep until after 11, then my darling daughter got up at 3 and didn't go back to sleep until after 5:15. At that point I thought I'd lay down too and catch a few winks before the alarm went off in an hour...but the stupid ass dog had other ideas... So, needless to say, I'm a tired and cranky mommy today. I'm really looking forward to bedtime! I hope I can stay awake to watch Grey's and Private Practice! Wish me luck.

I guess thats all for now. Still feeling crappy...hoping for improvement soon. We need to all get better so we can go see my new niece!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Round 3

Just when I was starting to cough less...round 3 started this morning. Woke up with a sore throat, feeling like I've been hit by a semi. Enough already.

To tired and achy to blog, can't concentrate, let alone type something interesting...maybe tomorrow.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I'm a list maker. I make lists often, daily, but I don't make lists of lists lol. Sometimes I check off my list, sometimes I do not. I mostly make my lists to remind me things, since I'm old and have a crappy memory. I keep a notebook in front of me on my desk, to jot things down when the mood strikes.

Just to bore you, and give me something to type about, I'll give you a list of things I did today....

* Called the school to tell them Jilly is sick and staying home. (Check)
* Cleaned the stinky ass dog's cage (check)
* Gave stinky ass dog a bath (check)
* Changed clothing after wet no longer stinky ass dog drenched me (check)
* Unloaded the dishwasher (check)
* Reloaded the dishwasher (check)
* Laundry (work in progress, as always, never seems to be totally checked off)
* Picked up the kitchen (check)
* Swept the kitchen floor (check)
* Washed the kitchen floor (no. back hurt to bad at this point. If you don't hear from me later, send help, I'll be stuck to my kitchen floor)
* Came up with a dinner idea, then listened to my whole family bitch about it (check)
* Think about Bree's birthday and what gifts to get her. Decided on a bag of potatoes, a box of rocks, dry dog & cat food, and a pet water dish. Those seem to be her favorite things to play with anyways, who needs toys? (check)
* Fixed dinner and listen to my girls still bitch about it, but the older one had 2 plate full...go figure, must have been really yucky huh? (check)
* Gave Bree a bath then chase her naked body down to get her PJ's on. (check)
* Became very lazy, and sat and watched Dancing with the Stars (check)
* Got a cranky Bree to sleep (check)
* Gave Jilly some cough medicine and ibuprofin (check)
*blog (check!)

That is the jist of my day. I did more things, but at this point I'm to tired to remember them, and who knows where my list disappeared to. Some little one probably took it to use as a coloring paper.

I'm beat, so I'm toodling out...toodles

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank you McD's drive thru lady

I believe I stated at some point in my blogging history that I have a weakness for fountain cokes from McD's. Now that they are $1 I get one a day at least. Since I knew this morning would be rough (and it was, I'll explain in a moment), I definately needed my coke this morning. So, I dropped the big girls off at school, then headed for McD's on my way out of town, I was going to mom's today for more work on the dining room and needed the coke. I had a coupon from their Monoply pieces to get a free breakfast sandwich, so I got one of those for me, and a hashbrown for Bree and her fruit yogurt parfait. So, I ordered, got to the window, and the nice cashier lady was working yay. She is always so bubbly and talkative, a real nice lady. I joked with her asking if they had any sanity I could buy to go with my breakfast. She laughed and asked if I was having a rough morning. I told her yes I was, and had a rough weekend too. She said she could make my day a little better..and she gave me our order for only $1.07 :) Which is the price of just the coke. SCORE! That was super nice of her. Now I know why I like the McD's on that side of town so much better.

So the weekend was rough, doing all that stuff at my moms wore me out big time. Then I'd come home to my messy house. Plus Bree would be cranky from being gone all day. Then this morning Bree was screaming her head off frequently, which was really yanking my chain, I was not in the mood. I was cranky, tired, sore, and dreading going back to mom's to do more work. By the time I had got to McD's and listened to Bree scream for 10 min. in the car I was soooo ready for that coke lol.]

Once we got to my mom's, I went into the dining room to survey our work from the night before. We had painted the ceiling, but apparently we did a super shitty job. It was dark, and the dining room lighting was crappy, so it was really hard to tell what was covered and what not...come to find out there was a lot of not. When I looked at the ceiling this morning I wanted to cry. There was no touch up involved, it had to be totally redone. Have I mentioned before that I think painting ceilings sucks donkey dick? Well if not, it does!! I moaned and groaned, and said a few choice words, and got to work on the ceiling. It now looks much better. Then I had to put paint on the walls. Thankfully walls are much easier! I was done with all the painting by 1. Mom got the job of cleaning paint brushes and rollers, I was to damn tired and wanted to go home. The dining room looks nice. Once all the stuff is cleaned up and moved back into place it will look even nicer. I'm so glad its done. Mom's been wanting my help with this for a few years now. She has a whole list of stuff she wants me to do, and unfortunately there is more painting involved :( She wants the bathroom done again, and at some point the kitchen cupboards all need to be that is going to be a chore for sure!

So I'm pretty beat tonight and sore. I'm not used to all this work lol. On that note, I think its bedtime! Cross your fingers that Bree & the dumb dog let me get some sleep.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holy Moly

I've vowed to post daily and by George I'm going to do it if it kills me! So here I am at 11:30 p.m. holding my eyes open with toothpicks, and posting. Haha. Bree just now went to bed, the little turd. She took a late nap at Grandma's so that killed us tonight. I was falling asleep trying to get her to sleep. I'm so very tired, and sore! Why did I offer to help my mom with this wall paper removing, painting adventure?? Because I'm a good daughter, thats why...and stupid lol. I don't mind painting walls, but let me tell you, ceilings suck donkey dick. I washed the walls today, primered the walls, and painted the ceiling. Tomorrow I'm returning, providing I'm able to move my body, and putting a coat of paint on. Anyone wanna come help?

Thank you Mindi for returning, reading my blog, and commenting :) I've missed you! Without your lovely comments, it makes blogging kinda boring.

Ok, can't hold the eyelids up anymore. I'm heading to bed and praying Bree & the dumb dog let me sleep. Last night they did not. I went to bed at 10:45, Bree was up at 11, then at 1 she woke me up crying in her sleep, then at 3 she got up, and at 4:30 the dog had to pee, then at 5 Bree cried out again waking me, and then at 5:30 it was the stupid dog again! CRUEL I tell ya, why can't they be nice and let me sleep?

Ok, peace out, toodles, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Wall paper stripper that is :) What? You thought it was a different kind of stripper? Shame on you! haha At least it got your attention...or did it? Seems no one is reading lately.

So anyways, today I went to my moms and spent the day stripping the wall paper from her dining room walls. Such a fun job. Got that all done and tomorrow I'll go back and work on primering the walls, then painting. Hopefully it looks great when we are done. Mom's been wanting me to do this for her for a long time.

Bree spent the day playing with Grandma and Grandpa while I did the wallpaper stuff. Usually she stays far away from my dad, but today she was his buddy. She kept taking toys to him and talking non-stop. Dad was pretty amazed at her gift of gab :) The only nap Bree had today was 15 minutes on the way home, but did that make her go to sleep early? Hell no! She was up till 10. I was falling asleep cuddling with her, but she was up and watching tv.

So on the way home from my mom's tonight, it was dark...and guess what we saw! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS on houses! WTH? Its the first week of November, way to early to have Christmas lights on! I can understand putting them up today though, it was a beautiful sunny and 70 degree day here in IL! Great day to get those lights up (just don't turn them on till after Thanksgiving!) so you don't have to do it in the freezing cold winter weather.

I finally got a picture of my brother & sister in laws new baby. She is a cutie that is for sure! See for yourself :)

Trinity Rose
I didn't lie did I?

My silly daughter, Aubrey cracked me up tonight. She said to me, "Peace Out Mommy!" She is a hoot.

Ok, enough for now, I'm tired. Gotta get some rest, another busy day of mom cracking the whip on me tomorrow!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Thank you donkey & Bree

If you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say donkey, please read the weaning story from last month.

I am so very grateful to you donkey, for giving me my boobs back. Bree has not had any in over a week, so we are officially done. She does still ask for it, but she'll ask me if the donkey ate it all and I'll say yes, and she is ok with that. :)

Thank you Bree for starting to sleep better now too. I think in the last week we've had 3 or 4 all nighters! Im probably going to jinx myself now by saying that eek. I hope you keep up the good sleeping my beautiful Bree.

I've been trying to post every day, but I've been somewhat discouraged, since I've had no comments the last several days. Apparently my readers disappeared. :( Come back come back where ever you are! I'll do my best to come up with some kind of witty post soon :)

To tired to type anymore tonight.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy News today!

Today I got some good news. You see, I have a brother, his name is Robb. I also have another brother Rick, but well...we don't talk much, he's to busy for family. So anyways, Robb the good brother lol married Beth a year ago on Nov. 1.


Not to many months later, they were trying to get pregnant. After a few disappointing tries, they finally succeeded :)


In August we went to the baby shower for Robb & Beth. It was on Jilly's birthday. It was a fun, long day. Beth got lots of good stuff for the baby...

Later on in the pregnancy, back in Sept. the girls and I went to visit Robb & Beth out in Springfield. Here is a picture of Bree feeling the baby while we were there...

Isn't that cute? Bree talked about that for a long time. She even tried feeling my "fat belly" as she called it, and said there was a baby in there lol ummm no.

We haven't been able to see Beth since that visit, since she has been grounded by her doctor so no traveling. I do talk to her regularly on the phone she can talk! :)

The plan was, she was going to call me when she went to the hospital. So I'd know things were moving and I needed to be near the phone. Well, today that plan basically went out the window. As I was at walmart picking up some sock for the girls and granny panties for me, my cell phone rang. Its Beth. I asked if she was by any chance at the hospital, and she said yes...and she said, actually, you are already an aunt! WHAT?! Apparently they went in around 2:30 I think she said (hard to hear her on the phone at Walmart), and by 8:30 she had delivered via c-section. Trinity Rose, 7lbs 6 oz, 20 in. long. YAY!! Beth and baby are doing great. I wish I had some pictures to show you all (if I had any readers lol) but the only picture I have at the moment is the one she sent me via my cell phone. As soon as I get one though I'll be sure to share. She is very cute!

So that is my good news of the day :) It made me a happy camper. I can't wait till we are all well enough to go visit...right now Bree & I are dealing with colds.

Thats it for now...


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trying hard to post daily

I'm trying hard to post here daily, but sometimes I don't have much to say. Well I do have stuff to say, but its all stuff that will probably bore the hell out of you all. I do have something I'd like to talk about, but I'm not sure I should. Still thinking about it. If I decide to talk about this thing that is stressing me out, I will need advice from those that read, to help me decide what to do.

Bree slept all night last night. Yay. Unfortunately though, she woke up with a cold and has been feeling icky all day and clingy too. I hope she sleeps well again tonight, but with the cold I'm thinking she won't...which is why I'm heading to bed in a minute to catch any ZZZZ's I can get. I'm ready for bed can hardly keep my eyes open and its only 9 p.m.. I'm so old.

I really hope I have more to talk about tomorrow. Don't want to make the very few readers I have leave out of boredom lol.

Here is a picture for you to hopefully get a chuckle out of. Bree colored. On Noggin (now Nick Jr.) they did a thing about face painting one day, and showed how to make a kid look like the tiger from the show Ni Hao Ki Lan. So now whenever Bree has her markers she "makes a tiger nose" she says....see for yourself:

I'm thankful its her face and not walls or furniture...and also very very very thankful for washable markers.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New look...again.

Since Halloween is over, I figured it was time to change the blog look again. I went to Scrapblog to make something new...only to discover Scrapblog has changed things yet again. Why is it every good thing they change and its not so good anymore? Nothing good is free anymore either. First they introduced the "credits" you need to buy themes, backgrounds, stickers etc to make your project...that bummed me, but there were still many free things so it wasn't a total loss for a cheapo like me. Now you can pick some of their free themes, but you can no longer change much other then the pictures. You can't get a new background color for it, or new stickers etc, without buying credits. BAH! I don't have the money for that crap, so it depresses me. I used to enjoy going there and making new things. Why did they have to go ruin things? Because they want MONEY.

So, I have a new look, but its not the look I wanted really. I was going to do a fall type thing, not Halloween, more Thanksgivingish. I saw the design I picked out (the one I have now) and I was going to change the background color to a more fall color, but couldn't do it. I like it now, blue is one of my favorite colors, its just not very fallish. Do you like it? I hope so, because since Scrapblog changed all its crap, it may be what is stuck here for a while lol.

So. Yesterday, I posted about how well Bree did, and how she slept all night. I was so happy. Apparently, I jinxed myself, yet again. Last night was a bitch. I went to bed, and thought wow, since Bree is sleeping better I don't need to rush to sleep to catch a few winks before all the wake ups, so I thought I'd watch a bit of TV. I shouldn't have done that. I got tired and shut the tv off at 10:45. At 11 Bree woke up. We went and rocked and cuddled till she fell back to sleep, then I put her back in bed. At 12 she woke again, and we repeated the process. Then again at 1, and 2, and 3, and right after I put her back to bed that time, she woke again at 3:30. UGH. We ended up both laying in Jilly's bed (Jilly was in mine, she sleeps with me when Bill works nights) and she finally went to sleep for the rest of the night. Thankfully I was finally able to sneak out of Jilly's bed and into mine. Soon after I dozed off the damn dog woke me up because she had to take a leak. OH MAN!! That is so not fair. I took her out, she did her business, then she got put back into her cage for the remainder of the night (or should I say morning). Its nearly 5 a.m. now, but I am determined to catch a few winks of sleep so I head back to bed. That lasted for about 45 minutes, and the damn dog was at it again. Have I mentioned I hate this dog? LOL So needless to say, I'm tired today.

Today is my mom's birthday! I don't remember her age right now...I think she is 64. Happy Birthday Mom!

Since I'm so tired, I don't think I have anything important to discuss today, or can't really think of anything because my brain isn't functioning well on the little sleep. Hopefully I'll have something better tomorrow.

Let me leave you tonight with pictures of how Jilly fell asleep last night...on my chair.


Monday, November 2, 2009

No no no! I'm not ready!

Yesterday and today I have seen/heard Christmas videos on tv, and Christmas commercials too. I'm so not ready for this. I used to LOVE Christmas. Every year it killed me to wait till the day after Thanksgiving to set up my tree, because I had the itch to do so much earlier. I'd decorate everything and would be so filled with Christmas spirit, I LOVED this holiday so much. Now that I'm broke, I do not feel the same. Christmas commercials depress me.

Every year, I say I'll shop early. Get things on sale, hide them, and be ready long before the holiday. Every year, I fail to do so. When will I learn? By the looks of it NEVER. LOL. I seriously need to win the lottery...

I do have some good news today. Yay! Bree slept all night again! That is 2 times now since we've started this weaning adventure. I was so happy. Unfortunately I didn't get to sleep all night, thanks to the dog whining to go pee, and to me having a stomach issue at 4:30 this morning. But I'm still happy that Bree did well, even if I didn't lol. Miss Bree has been a big girl today by using her potty a lot too, even a poop in her potty! We were so excited! :) LOL just what you wanted to hear about, poop. Ha!

In yesterday's post, I mentioned my mommy group. I'd like to tell you a little more about that group. It is a group of moms that were due to have a baby in Dec. of 2007. Most of us joined when we were pregnant, but we have had a few new members come in later who had a baby in Dec. 07. We shared pregnancy info, talked about our aches and pains, good days and bad, first kicks and sounds of heartbeats. We've shared a lot with eachother and became great friends, and we are still together as a group today, and our kids are turning 2! The only problem with this group is...its an online group, and we are miles apart from eachother, so we can't hang out together in person. I love this group of mommies though, I'm glad to call them my friends.

Here are a few misc. pictures...after all, a post is no fun without pics right?
Here is my UGLY pic for my SPC I mentioned in yesterday's post...the UGLY is me, what I looked like after a long day of mowing, raking and bagging leaves, I was tired and sore, blah


And another ugly picture for my SPC, my ugly bathroom carpet with a few nail polish stains from my box of polish falling out of the closet one day

Jilly & Bree cuddling after trick or treating the other night

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My achy breaky body.

Oh my achy breaky body! Today I mowed, and raked, and bagged up leaves. That was hard work for a fat old lady who is sick and coughing up a lung. LOL. I'm sore in places I didn't know I could be sore at. Fun fun :) I will be so glad when I feel better, this sick crap is getting old.

Our trees are now bare. The yard is raked. Halloween is over. Bring. On. The. Snow! I love snow. I know, I'm crazy. But its pretty. Snow is so much better to look at then rain, and leafless trees, and brown grass. Plus, its fun. Snowballs and snowmen, and sledding woohoo. It drives my husband nuts that I like snow, he hates it.

I belong to a mommy group. Each week we do a Self Portrait Challenge. That means we take a picture of ourselves, with whatever the topic is. This weeks is self, with something ugly. I have sooooo many ideas for this one. :) Anyone else wanna join in and do a self portrait challenge with me on here?

Gotta go, Bree's cranky and Desperate Housewives is on.