Friday, May 30, 2008

Overheard at the mall

Little girl: Mommy, are those real diamonds?

Little girls Mom: Yes sweetie, they are real diamonds, let's just hope that no one had to die for so someone could have them. ( Said a little louder than necessary)

Me: Say what???!?!?!?!?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

You might be stressed if....

You have a meltdown and burst into tears while sitting in the dentists office chair as they tell you how much it's going to cost to fix your tooth. Not that I would know or anything..*sigh*

Okay, so maybe I've been a teency weency..okay okay hugely stressed the last 2 or 3 months. Now, don't get me wrong. Much of it has been good stress. Such as church callings, a new job, t-ball, getting ready for kindergarten, my husband being ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood (wow, what an experience and a topic for another post altogether). But it turns out that your body doesn't really care whether it's good stress or bad stress. It just knows that something has got to give. For me, it gave while sitting in the dentist chair after being told that my tooth was broken and it would be over $400 to fix it. Not exactly where I wanted to be when the dam broke. That's exactly what it felt like. Luckily the dentist office that I go to is wonderful and they were so kind to me. Which actually made it worse. The more someone cares, the more I cry.

The end result was that it was good to get that cry out and I feel better already. I forced myself to go on a trip to the cannery with some really good friends and I feel the blessings as well a stitch or two in my side from all the laughter. Good times and good friends.

I can scarcely describe the feeling in my home these days with the Priesthood in it. It is more than ever my true safe haven in the storm of life. It sounds silly but it's true. The Lord has wrought some mighty miracles in my life and for this I am truly grateful.

How's that for a babbling post..LOL

P.S. We got home super late last night and hubby was worried that we had been in an accident or something. This seemed sweet until he told me that he realized as he lay there sick with worry that I don't have life insurance for the next 3 months until my benefits kick in. I know, it's like something out of a love story right?

P.S.S. Did I mention that I had 4 hours of sleep last night and I'm going to bed now. Now being 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Funny Blake story

We went to dinner with my in-laws tonight as per the norm. When we had finished eating
I asked Blake if he had any money. He searched his pockets and said he didn't. I told him that I had forgot the money and then everyone else said the same thing. I then asked him what we should do since we didn't have money to pay. He looked carefully around the room and then thoughtfully tapped his chin, paused a moment and said "HIDE" We all burst out laughing as he ducked under the table. That little boy never ceases to make me laugh daily. How I was ever so blessed, I'll never understand.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Treading Water

Feeling as though I am just keeping my head above the water lately. Trying to learn this new job at the speed of light because the gal I am replacing is leaving in 3 weeks. This is NOT a learn it in 3 weeks and you are good to go job. *sigh*

I'm behind in my blog reading but I will get caught up.

Too much going on right now just like every other mom in America. It's all good stuff just a lot of it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Catch up blog...

Not to be confused with a Ketchup blog..hehe :o)

Well, I made it through my first week at Kaiser. Much to my surprise, I am already feeling quite comfortable. The people are plenty nice and the job is going to be a real challenge and I'm feeling up to it. The commute isn't too bad because I'm driving during non peak hours. Now if I could just figure out a way to power the car without gasoline..hmmmmm.

I am missing my laptop terribly. I had to give it back because I guess "technically" it belonged to my previous company. I miss sitting downstairs on my couch surfing the web and getting my blog fix. Now I have to share the desktop with hubby *gasp* and he is not very good at sharing. I can say that because he admitted it. He dislikes it so much that he's contemplating getting a laptop using his own hard earned and saved money. We'll see.

I love my in-laws. Did I mention that? They are the best. We so enjoy being with them and they are the best grandparents in the whole world. Blake loves them so much and looks forward to seeing them as often as possible. We have a weekly date with them on Friday nights and tonight they came over and we played Pinochle and had KFC. It was a perfect night. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives.

And last but not least, someone turned the heat up over here. I don't know what the official high was today but my car said 101. Say what??? It was 60 degrees earlier in the week. It has been a crazy spring for sure. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend and then back to normal next week. Whatever that is. Thank heavens for air conditioning. I am not a happy hot person.

Oh, one more thing. My new boss is British and has a very strong accent and I'm finding it very difficult to keep from trying to mimic her when we are talking. I have no idea why. Something is not right in this head of mine. Big surprise I know.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Love is.....

Love is.....

Being married to your very best friend

Going through 7 years of infertility treatments and still loving each other

Finding a relationship with Christ together after years and years of searching

Cooking breakfast for your spouse when it is your anniversary too because she can hardly move

Cleaning up the breakfast mess and then some and not complaining even once

Putting up with the bossy one for all these years

Putting your family before anything else

Holding the little boy in your arms that God sent to you in a unexpected manner and knowing with all your heart that he is meant to be with you

Lying with this child between your and your best friend and feeling as though your heart just might burst out of your chest with all the emotion

Catching this man you love just standing there watching the now 5 year old little boy sleep and falling for him all over again

Having silly little games you play that no one else would get and thinking you are oh so funny

Knowing with all your heart that you married your soul mate

Still making each other laugh every single day after 15 years

Knowing that no matter what the day holds there is a safe place to land with the man I love

Knowing and having it proven over and over that I am loved unconditionally

Thank you for all these things and more my love. Happy Anniversary!! 15 years down and an eternity to go.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

On to the next adventure

Yesterday was my last day at my job downtown. It surprises me how close I actually got to several of the people there in only 7 ish months. One gal in particular. She and I could not be more different in so many aspects and yet we have so much in common in others. I truly believe that there are those people that we meet that we feel like we have known forever. I think that these are the ones that we knew before and in some way our spirits recognize each other. I have a few days off before starting the new job and I am wishing that it was more like a few weeks. I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Today was a fabulous day. My sweet hubby got me a wonderful Mothers Day-Anniversary gift. I spent the majority of the day at a wonderful spa being pampered and relaxified. I started with a massage and then it was on to the Japanese style soaking pool which I had all to myself for about 40 minutes. Then I had a 1 hour facial in which I nearly fell asleep. Who knew that a face massage could be that relaxing. I then finished it up with a fabulous pedicure. I could barely walk when I was done but in a good kind of a way. Hubs then said he would pick the boy up so I could take a little nap before they got home. Thank you honey bunny, that was the perfect gift.

Tomorrow, I am taking Blake to the doc to talk about allergies. The poor child has been suffering this year. I'd really like to get him tested and see if I am just making it up or if he really does have allergies. He actually prayed tonight that he wouldn't get a "poke" at his appt tomorrow. I'm also going to get the last minute things for Mothers Day and then spend some time working on a few projects around the house.
That's about all that is going on around here for now. Peace out.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tag...I'm it

I've been tagged by buddy Shay. I thought it was kind of fun so here goes.

A: Attached or Single: Attached, almost 15 years.

B: Best Friend: Tim is my very best friend but I am also blessed with very good girlfriends. Holly and Arletta are true blue through and through.

C: Cake or Pie: Cake

D: Day of Choice: Saturdays

E: Essential Item: Lotion, just gotta have it

F: Favorite Color: Red

G: Greatest Accomplishment: Being married almost 15 years.

H: Hometown:Chelsea, OK

I: Indulgences: Chocolate Chip Cookies

J: January or July: January, I'm not into the heat.

L: Life is Incomplete Without: My family

M: Marriage Date: May 11th, 1993

N: Number of Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister

O: Oranges or Apples: Apples

P: Phobias or Fears: Heights

Q: Quotes: "A true friend is someone who really knows you and loves you anyway"

R: Reason to Smile: My son, every single day.

S: Season: I love the Spring and Fall

T: Tag Four Friends: I'm not going to tag anyone, feel free to play along if you'd like

U: Unknown Fact About Me:I love Liver and Onions.

V: Very Favorite store: I love Costco so I try not to go that often..LOL

W: Worst Habit: I have a tendency to be bossy and talk to much and...I digress.

X: X-ray or Ultrasound: Both are good for different reasons

Y: Your Favorite Food: Any kind of Pasta

Z: Zodiac: Scorpio

Friday, May 2, 2008

I'm just sayin

What were they thinking? Who would build a house that has several bedrooms and think to themselves "Hmm, I think we should put very light, cream colored carpet all through the house" "Yeah, that will be great for families that live here and have children" We have been able to replace the carpet downstairs but still have the nasty (been here since the beginning) stuff upstairs.

On a related note, did you know that peroxide helps to get blood out of the carpet? Yep, it just kind of eats it up. Just in case you ever need it.

**Edited** Don't worry, Blake has allergies and gets a really dry nose in the Spring and he has had a couple of bloody noses the last couple of days.