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Friday, May 29, 2009

I stopped eating junk food. At least, I quit eating junk food at the constant pace that I once did. I started this about 3-3.5 weeks ago. No more McDonald's, no more frappucinos, no more chocolate, no more nacho cheese dip, no more hot dogs, no more brownies. At least not in excess. One time I had like three Krispy Kreme donuts in one day. I was out of control. So, I quit the excessiveness and now I've lost like 3 lbs so I'm well on my way to getting my weight back down to normal. I just need to keep it up. *sigh*

The first few days of not eating junk was hard. I was very grouchy. My friend says it's just because I'm hungry but it will get better. It has.

I'm tired this morning. Last night Riley had a game at 6 and I didn't get home until almost 9. Then I had a beer (because I skipped my dinner calories to have a beer or two or three or whatever) and then I had to make fudge for Darby's end of the month birthday celebration at school.

Now I have fudge at home that I will probably eat.

We found out on Tuesday that Jordan knows how to play the piano. No one had a clue. Not a single one of us knew he could play the piano until we went to his school concert and he and a few other kids played. It was funny. Not funny like, "ha, ha you're a dork because you play the piano", but more like, "what the heck? When did you learn how to play the piano?".

My hair is crazy today. I don't know why.

I'm grouchy. Work can make me very grouchy. I need more time off. Ugh! Oh well, it's Friday. I don't have much going on this weekend and I might just watch a bunch of movies. Brian bought us the Netflix box where you can get movies on demand. It's really cool. We have like a 100 movies or TV shows we can watch.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Too Much News

Things at work have been pretty slow lately so I've been reading a lot of news. Way too much. I think too much news can make a person crazy. I don't think I should know so much about the world. Actually, I haven't really been reading the world news, mostly just national, but I don't know if I need to know so much about other people. (Except bloggers of course.)

Like the other day I was reading about the boy who was ordered by the judge to have chemo. I was reading one article and when I finished reading that one I noticed they had updated the article with more information. By the time I finished that article the mom had an arrest warrant issued against her. It was just crazy! I was following this story minute by minute. I don't need to do that! What's wrong with me? And now I have an opinion on this story and I talk about it and I tell people details. It's just too much.

I won't go into my opinion on this matter here, because I think that can get obnoxious, but let's just say I don't think too highly of people who have raised a child for 13 years and he doesn't even know how to read. Learning disability or not a 13 year old should be able to read something.

The stories that are really bothering me are ones when children are involved. Obviously I have been following the chemo story, but there's also the little girl in CA that was killed by a Sunday school teacher, and two men sentenced to death, one for throwing 4 kids off a bridge and another for shooting up a family of four over a drug debt. I don't know why I read these articles. I have the hardest time getting them out of my head and yet, I still read them.

I don't really have anywhere to go with this, but I thought I would just get it off my mind. Though, when the prosecutor on the drug guy recommended the death penalty to the jury, the defendant through a half empty water bottle at him. I thought that was pretty funny.

I do try and put some fluff in there. I read about celebrities and most of the time I can't believe the things they say. My gosh, they have pretty tough lives, let me tell you. And I read about the baseball player who was called out because he missed the base. That was good. I thought only happened in little league.

Well, that's pretty much what I have. I can't wait for my three day weekend! Woo hoo! Have a great Memorial Day. I'll be hanging out in the mountains doing nothing!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Darby's Birthday Weekend

I have high hopes for this weekend. I'm positive it will be fun and everything will work out. Since Darby was so depressed on Monday and I felt so guilty I set up a dinner with her friend and her friend's mom at TGI Friday's. I'm going to have her open her new outfit and her Taylor Swift tickets at the restaurant.

Just to slip this in as a side note Darby's new outfit is from Abercrombie. Brian and I went to the mall last weekend and I said let's go in here real quick and see if they have something on sale to give Darby for her birthday. Brian stops abruptly at the entrance to the store and looks up at the sign. "I don't shop here. I'm not going in this store, I don't shop here." It was so weird and funny. What a way to react to a store! I just told him, "I know you don't, but Darby does." Sheesh!

Anyway, I was telling Darby's friend's mom Brooke how sad I felt that Darby didn't think anything was going on for her birthday and how sad Darby seemed so she's having a big party on Saturday. Not for Darby really, it's actually her 30th birthday too, but she said she was going to tell Darby it's for both of them. Darby has been in a much better mood this week.

We are also going to a movie with my mom on Saturday. I don't quite know the logistics yet because my original plan was to have Darby, my mom, sister and me go but when the other kids found out about the movie they all want to go and really, there isn't any good reason they can't. So, I'll get it figured out.

Baseball season is almost over, in fact Jordan's last game was Monday and his pizza party was on Tuesday. Riley's last game is Saturday the 30th at 10 am, which really sucks because I scheduled my hair appointment for that exact date and time. May 30th at 10 am. I guess I'll have to cancel. I can be a bad mom by mistake but missing the last game of the season on purpose is more guilt than I can bear. :) Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Was great! Brian took me shopping at Express on Saturday and we went to eat at Old Chicago. It was so yummy. We ordered an appetizer sampler and then had a couple of beers. Very, very good. Sunday we had lunch at his brother's. That was nice. Lots of wine. It was pretty uneventful as far as family gatherings go, so I think that's good.

And now I feel like such a bad mom. I skipped Darby's game on Friday. I just skipped it for no reason other than I was tired. So I felt guilty and I emailed her that I was sorry I missed her game, but I would for sure go to her next one. And I totally have to break that promise because her next game is out of town. And there is no possible way I would be able to make it home in time to take her so her grandma is taking her. And Riley's game is at one field and Jordan's game is at another so I have to go to Riley's since Brian can't be in two places at once. And she seemed a little disappointed when I told her.

And she thinks I'm totally slacking on her birthday. She's getting concert tickets for Taylor Swift so we're not having a big party for her because the concert tickets take up most of her birthday budget. She keeps trying to plan her party and I keep coming up with excuses as to why we can't do it this weekend. It sucks! She seems all sad! She probably thinks I'm awful. Friday seems a long way off to wait to give her tickets so that she can be happy again. Sheesh!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Having Saturday Morning Coffee

I only have one thing to do today. Take the kids to their Awanas carnival. It's the last event of the season. I have no idea what I'm going to do on Tuesdays now. Well, next Tuesday is Cinco De Mayo so I'm sure I'll think of something, but the Tuesdays to come are going to be open. It will be weird.

Riley does have a game today but since the carnival and the game are at the exact same time his grandma is taking him, which is nice because it's raining pretty heavily right now. That was actually part of my evil plan when I asked her yesterday if she could take him. Ha, ha, ha! Just kidding. I just want to go to the carnival. It's fun and Jillian is little and a lot of responsibility so I didn't want to ask someone to spend three hours taking Jillian from one game to another at a church carnival.

I noticed that Riley's hair is a little like Zac Efron's. This is because Darby, Jillian and I were watching High School Musical last night. Jillian is watching High School Musical 2 right now. She loves the singing and dancing. Back to Riley's hair. I noticed his hair style is similar to "Troy's" except not as styled. He won't get it cut, but he needs a trim desperately. I'm thinking if I take a picture of Zac Efron in and have it "styled" maybe he'll agree to it. Though he thinks Zac Efron is a loser so this plan may back fire.

Jillian's picture is in this month's issue of Nick Jr. magazine. It's pretty cute. It's a small picture on one of the flowers on the first page. She is such a cutie pie. I need to go buy a few more copies. Right now she isn't allowed to go through it and she loves that magazine. I'm torturing her. The other kids were jealous. It was pretty funny. But they also thought it was pretty cool.

And the moment you have all been waiting for...

A picture of Lucy. See how cute she is? Jillian and were taking pics of her last weekend when Brian went to Twin Falls for a Boy Scout Jamboree. I have decided that we won't be getting another guinea pig. I'm worried they wouldn't get along and I don't want my Lucy to be bullied or hurt. We did go to look at guinea pigs last weekend and I asked Jillian what she would name her and she said "Hell". Yes, my three year old daughter wants to name her guinea pig Hell after her favorite song Gives You Hell. I suppose we could have a Lucyfer and Hell. Not really!

Okay her is a cute pic of Jilly and Jillian was taking pictures of her favorite blanket and best friend. She also took a picture of my butt but I'll spare you that image.