II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

cramps-n-zits-n-tears oh my!

(warning: guys--you'll wanna skip this one. Trust me!)

So...you'll never guess what I got today?
Yah--Mother Nature, Aunt Flo, the CURSE!
Remind me again why women got the 'pleasure' of menstruation? What did men get?
I'm actually one of the lucky ones. Since I have an IUD, my visitor only visits about every 6 months these days...but gee...when she comes she brings a whole load of 'presents' with her. Today, the first present I recieved was a GINORMOUS zit gracing the center of my chin. How lovely! Of course I couldn't wait to pop it so now I have a big red scab there instead. Nice.
Next, since 'she' came unannounced, I had the 'pleasure' of soaking and scrubbing my new favorite undies. (sorry girls...gross and way TMI i'm sure--but you know you've been there!) Shortly thereafter I hear the chime of my cell phone telling me I have a new text message. I open it up to read one of the sweetest things my husband has ever said to me and immediately the water works began. The bad part is I was driving the kids to school. Driving and sobbing aren't the best pair-fyi. Plus, then I have to try to eplain to them why I'm "so happy that I'm crying". Yah--4 year olds just totally do not get that.
Since then, I've been experiencing those long-forgotten cramps. The kind of cramps that make you want to bend over and clutch your stomach and not move. What the heck? I haven't had cramps like that since big bangs were in style. Oooouch!
Furthermore, I think I have cried 3 more times since the earlier text message. At least they have all been tears of joy or compassion--not sadness. My lower back reminds me of how I felt when I was 9 months pregnant---tons of pressure. Plus, I've been hungry since the moment I opened my eyes this morning. That is not a good thing since I just started a new eating plan yesterday!
Dang that Eve. I wonder if we get these 'pleasures' because of her disobedience in the garden of Eden? I mean, I know we were cursed with pain during childbirth...but I wonder if we would have had to go through all this 'fun' if she'd have just kept her mouth shut. What kind of a woman TALKS to a SNAKE anyway? Aren't we supposed to scream and run from snakes? I'm telling you---she better watch her back when I get to Heaven! :o)

The Deoderant Dilema

I stood in the deoderant aisle at Wal-Mart for probably 10 minutes this morning sniffing and smelling, reading and studying the different kinds of deoderants. I ended up getting nothing.
I'm looking for THE deoderant. I want a solid that goes on clear. I want it to smell clean and fresh not musky and I certainly don't need my armpits to smell like a fresh picked orchard. I don't like gel or anything sticky and I'm not into shooting ice-cold areosol into my pits either. It has to have a good dose of anti-perspirant because as we all know, I'm no stranger to getting sweaty. I also want something that can keep up with my busy, active lifestyle so that when I finally crawl into bed at 11 pm and try to cozy up to my hubby, I don't suddenly realize that my deoderant stopped working a few hours earlier and I then have to keep my arms pinned to my sides for the rest of our cuddling. (very hard to seem intersted when you won't move your arms away from your body!)
So...what do you guys use or suggest? Right now I think I'm using some kind of Teen Spirit crap I bought for Brooklyn but she never uses it so I decided not to let it go to waste. However, it is of absolutely no use. I can smell myself before I even finish a single morning work out and on top of that, it has this sickly sweet smell that reminds me of something Hannah Montana would wear.
I did notice that all the big brands have come out with a "Clinical" strength deoderant now. At first I thought this was the answer to my problems....but then I realized that #1 they don't even claim to be more anti-perspiranty than the other kinds and #2 they don't smell hardly at all (maybe gentler to your skin though) and #3 (the big one) they cost nearly $8 each!! YIKES! Eight Bucks for a stick of deoderant is a bit steep for my wallet--unless I know it's absolutely amazngly awesome.
So, what kind do you guys get? please do tell..... :o)

Monday, February 23, 2009

I am THAT somebody!

Does this sound familiar?
"Somebody needs to take out the trash."
"Somebody needs to fold the laundry."
"Somebody needs to scoop the dog poop."
"Somebody needs to call ___ about ____."
"Somebody needs to clean up this mess."
"Somebody took my stuff."
"I didn't do it, it was somebody else."
"Will somebody please turn that down?"

Ya, well, for once, I'd just like to be a nobody. Nobody has to do anything around here except for Somebody and I'm ready to retire from "somebody's" job. And by the way, "yah, somebody took your stuff--she also put it in your room where it goes until you leave it out again when somebody will have to pick it up again!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bear with me

So..it's like this: I didn't mean to---but I blogged my whole life's story (well at least the last 4 days worth) on my other blog ( http://p90xourjourney.blogspot.com ) and now I don't want to re-type it all. I'm sorry I keep doing this to you guys...but sometimes having 2 blogs and trying to keep them seperate is hard work.

I know I've been very neglectful of this blog lately and I hate it. I really do. You guys are totally my buddies and when I go a week without "talking" to you or "hearing from you" (reading your blogs) I feel kind of lost--and alone.

Anyway, life has settled down a bit for me now from the way it was last week...so I hopefully will be able to stay caught up now.

Of course, I have another big weekend planned...so who knows? Anyway, just don't give up on me. I promise..even if I am gone for a bit, I'll always come back!

Ps. Can someone please tell me how you put a link to another blog on here without typing out the whole address? I cannot, for the life of me, figure that out! You know where you can just click on the words "other blog" and it will take you to my other blog....???!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Where am I?

{{Big Sigh}} hmmm....so where've I been you ask? Well, there are a couple possible answers:
1. I've been doing extra work this week for a friend from the dr. office.
2. I've been working out even more than usual.
3. I've been preparing for school Valentine parties.
4. I've been doing laundry, dishes and cleaning house even more than usual.
...and that's pretty much it.
I go, go, go from the moment my feet hit the floor at 5:30 am and don't usually stop until the moment my head hits the pillow at about 10 pm. I know..that's the story of every mother. I'm not looking for sympathy--just explaining why I've been around less on the blogosphere. Add to that the fact that nothing really extraordinary or significant has been happening around here...and it makes for really boring blogging.
This weekend, for Valentines Day, my mom has offered to babysit while Matt and I do something. He actually has an idea up his sleeve this year, so he is taking me somewhere--but I don't know where! He told me it's "not very exciting. Don't get your hopes up". But I don't care if it is exciting...I'm just thrilled that he is making the plans!! We agreed to stop at the mall or somewhere and pick up a little gift for each other while we're out. That way neither of us has to stress about what to get each other beforehand and it's as much a gift to me just to have him actually WITH me shopping as it is to get something! (the guy HATES shopping with a PASSION!) I'm looking forward to a day with my sweetheart--just the 2 of us. What do you guys have planned for Saturday?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

If that ain't the truth!

If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes.
When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller andnone will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.
A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secretfears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Let's Go-G.N.O.!

Please tell me you know what GNO stands for???
If you're any kind of Miley Cyrus fan, you've surely heard the song.
Well, for those of you who don't have a young pre-pre-teen girl who is a Hannah Montana wannabe...I'll tell you...It stands for Girls Night Out.
Something we all need more of, IMO.
Well, tonight me and Brook and my mom got out of the house and went and saw the movie Bride Wars. It was SOOOOOOO cute! I highly recommend grabbing up your best girl friend and going to see this movie! You will laugh and cry--and then walk out of there feeling more grateful than ever for having that friend. Go see it! I can't imagine any female who would dislike this movie!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Don't take it personal...

but I haven't been blogging much lately because I just don't have anything interesting to say. And when I'm not blogging much--I tend to stay away from the computer more--which means I also don't read blogs either. So I'm sorry if I haven't read or commented on your blogs lately, it's nothing pesonal....just been busy with life.
In the past 14 days, Brooklyn has actually gone to school for 3 1/2 days! Wednesday (almost 2 weeks ago) she went to the dentist and missed half a day of school. Then she stayed home Thur. & Friday with a sore throat. She went back to school on Monday and then we got iced in and school was cancelled the rest of the week!! Now, finally, it was Monday again and time to go back to school but she was sick again/still. I took her to the doctor this morning and he said she has acute laryngotracheobronchitis. Basically--she has no voice whatsoever and has a very swollen, irritated, sore throat and neck. He excused her from school until Wednesday. But...I think we are actually going to let her go tomorrow because she is not feeling bad anymore, she's not contagious and they are having their big "100th day of school" party tomorrow and she doens't want to miss it.
On another note...Sunday after church, we decided to take Grant and get his hair all cut off!! We've been growing it out for a looooong time now, but it was starting to really look shaggy and sloppy, so we went back with a short cut with a little faux-hawk/spike in the front and it looks SO CUTE! I'm so glad we did it. I was nervous at first because I really loved his long hair and had grown attached to his little curls in the back..but now I can see he looks much neater and cleaner and even cuter with it short.
As for me and Matt..nothing is really new with us. We went and had our taxes done last week and they are already filed and we are waiting on our return to hit the bank. It's exciting because we are VERY focused on getting out of debt this year and with this extra money, we will be able to pay off his truck and a few little credit card debts that we owe. YAY! Just a few more to go and then all we'll owe for is the house! Maybe, if we're really dedicated--which we are--by this time next year, we'll be to that point! yay!
Okay, well, I wanted to write more but I am suddenly very sleepy so I think that'll be all for now. G'night y'all! XOXO!