Being four is driving me batty. Emily has really had her moments lately. She has starting saying NO and sometimes lies. Yesterday while my Mom was here she wanted a juice box. She went upstairs and grabbed a fresh one. I reminded her that she had two in the fridge that she hadn't finished. She acted confused and told me she didn't see any in the fridge that were open. I told her I knew for a fact they were there and shortly after that she said she didn't need one. Later I went upstairs to do some cleaning while they watched a movie. I went to change the trash bag under the sink and there they were....2 half full juice boxes. Lovely. I went downstairs and said "guess what I found" and she was like " I am sorry Mom, I didn't want you to be mad at me". UGH. I just don't get it. She has always been such a good girl. She still is, but these things make me nervous. Like I need to get her in check now before it escalates. Whoa nelly. I am sure it is just one of those phases all kids go through. Wish me luck. Again I must say- who coined the phrase "terrible twos" Because I certainly believe so far that 3 and 4 were more interesting!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
So I am planning on grocery shopping later. I need ideas. Anyone have any recipes to share? I am tired of making the same things. I need inexpensive and healthy (or semi healthy) meal ideas. I am tired of spending so much on groceries.
Oh and for those of you who asked about Christmas Tree Shoppes...It is a discount store here in the US mainly in New England but there are a few other locations (DE, IN,MI,NY, NJ, OH, PA). Its one of those stores my husband hates. They are great for holiday decorations, seasonal things. Its just one of those stores you can browse and find great bargains. I love getting tissue paper, gift bags, wrapping paper/bags.
I am on a mission cleaning today. I still haven't quite made this place how I want it, so I have piles of things all over the place. I am starting to hang pictures and things. Baby steps I know. I should have taken more before pics...Maybe I will have to look through and post some afters anyway....
Alright now help me with some recipes!! Pwease!!
Posted by Julie at 1:46 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Today was a strange one. I was supposed to have lunch with the ladies, but Emily is sick with a fever. I was going to take advantage and clean while we were home. Did I do that? NO! I went to talk with Jim while he was getting ready to leave for work (12:30). After he left I watched tv for a bit, put Em down for a nap. While watching tv I became so sleepy. Zzzzzz. I slept and woke up groggy. I was having the weirdest dreams, not sure if it was real or not. I watched a movie in bed then took a shower (still feeling groggy) and made us some dinner. A total waste of the day. Maybe I am fighting something off too-since Em likes to cough in my face alot.
Well, I hope everyone else had a better day. Enjoy your weekend. I'm hoping to be more productive tomorrow.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This Kitty, who I like to call Kitty Peeping Tom, comes right up to my french doors and looks around. This drives Willow nuts. I finally got it on video-LOL. Sorry it gets a bit shaking when I try and get closer...But if you ignore the tv and really listen you can hear her grunting and spitting at the peeping Tom and he is still just peering in.
Ok-some how it got flipped on its side.....sorry...its still funny!!
Posted by Julie at 1:42 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I started counting points again today. I so love the online points tracker but hate thinking, especially today. But I am doing it. I know I can do this. I was always skinny. I can be skinny again. I want to get on track again, so when its warm again I can walk and work in the yard. I need to call the treadmill people, my treadmill is making a funny noise. I think the belt is loose or something?
I am having lunch with the girls (Chele, April & Keri) this Saturday and am excited to get out. Thank goodness the Wood n' Tap has a great ceasar salad with blackened chicken- YUM!
I need a personal chef and personal trainer!!!
Posted by Julie at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We are still living with one car. Jim's Dad helps by bringing Jim in a few days a week-Thank God! But the days when I have to bring him in or pick him up are tiring. Today was the worst.
Check out this schedule-
We headed out 7:30am
brought Jim into work 7:50am
I headed to "the city" to get a copy of Em's birth cert 8:10
Vital Stats office doesn't open till 8:30am sit in car for 20mins :(
Then headed to Walmart to kill time
Shopped for 30mins, the headed to pick Jim up for 10am
Drive to Jim's appt (work related) quick stop and headed to lunch 11am
** mind you this is basically been driving back and forth from one town to another ***
Then dropped Jim back to work and headed to yet another town to get my haircut got there early (12:30) appt was for 1pm.
Left salon at 2pm and had to pick up something for Jim at friend's house.
Head back into "city" to pick up copy of birth cert ("city" doing construction down town so city hall and vital stats in different places)
Head back to Jim's work area to go grocery shopping 2:30
Finish grocery shopping and head to pick up 4pm
Sit in car for 30mins waiting and then head home
Finally home for 5pm
I am so tired, I spent way too much time in my car. I wish you knew where I was driving-seriously back and forth. It sucked.
But my hair looks cute.
Posted by Julie at 5:40 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Jim couldn't wait till Saturday to give me my birthday present. So he gave it to me tonight. I'm in love. Isn't she pretty. I love coffee. I love my keurig. I almost told him to wait to give it to me tomorrow-we're going to dinner for my birthday- but tomorrow morning I will be extra happy that I opened it today!! Yay me!!
Posted by Julie at 6:49 PM
Spring is in the air!!!!!!
Hope it stays for a bit anyway...........................
Posted by Julie at 2:27 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Posted by Julie at 7:06 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I just saw that my blogoversary is in 47 days.....
I can't believe I have been blogging for one year (almost)
Posted by Julie at 8:34 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2009
My birthday is one week from today. I will be 37 years old. I can't believe I am so close to 40. Is it just me or does time fly once you hit 30. Tomorrow we are heading to my MIL's to celebrate my birthday. My hubby, my wonderful hubby ordered me my favorite cake- vanilla cake with butter cream frosting and yellow and purple roses. He even remembered my color choice. My brother's birthday was last Wednesday. Although we are 2 yrs apart our birthdays are 10 days apart and we have always celebrated them together. Its nice to celebrate with Jim's family because for the first time its only my birthday. So this week is my celebration week as my hubby likes to call it. I hope it turns out to be a great one.
Posted by Julie at 9:14 PM
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The idea of trying to get pregnant has taken me over.
When I found out I had PCOS and heard these words "getting pregnant will be a challenge" I began to cry. I always knew my periods were irregular, but I never imagined it to this degree. I had always wanted to have children. Now that my wedding was 6mos away I was that much closer to becoming a Mom. Or so I thought.
After 3yrs and 2mos of marriage I finally had my daughter. The years before that all I could do was look at baby bedding, bottles, articles on infertility. I can't tell you how many times I would go to BabiesRus and just walk around looking at everything. (how many un-pregnant couples do this for fun) I just loved everything baby.
After I had Em, I still loved those things, but they were now all over my house. I gained more weight and I was busy with a baby. The idea of having a baby wasn't on my mind. I kept thinking -when I lose weight...
Last year my friend became pregnant and was telling me that her dr suggested an amnio because she was 35. I was also 35, I freaked. I thought to myself- did I lose my chance, am I too old. I knew I had to try, if I didn't I would regret it forever. I had to lose weight. But then the whole selling the house fiasco happened. I lost track.
Since we've moved here I had lost 11lbs and kept it off that is huge for me. Keeping it off without dieting is usually impossible. My cycles have been more frequent too. I started temping again and I am browsing baby sites. I am reading articles on PCOS and getting pregnant. I am planning on calling my obgyn for an appt so I can discuss my options. (this I am terrified about)
But today I was on BabiesRus and was browsing bottles-just to see if things had changed since I was pregnant. Seeing bottles made me smile. It was back, that NEED to have a baby. I am so in baby mode it is overwhelming. I really want another baby. Really really really!!
So bloggy friends... Here we go....are you ready....for the ups and downs of trying to get pregnant....when your body just won't cooperate. Lets pray for a miracle.
Posted by Julie at 6:24 PM
Monday, February 2, 2009
"Someone" I know is VERY sensitive and I have learned over the years to soften my approach when dealing with certain subjects. Sometimes I wanna punch this person out. I just had a conversation with this person and I said all I wanted to say and it felt good.
Now on the other hand...I still wanna punch this person out.
Posted by Julie at 10:59 AM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I can't believe it is after 8pm on Sunday night. This weekend flew by. I can't even say I was busy. We finally have the missing piece to our treadmill and Jim cleaned up some in the cellar. Hopefully we can start using our equipment and start losing weight. I have maintained the 10 lbs I have lost so far and that is huge for me. Usually when I stop counting pts I put the weight back on. Funny thing, even though I am still down the 10 lbs I feel bigger. UGH! So wish me luck this week. My birthday is coming up, 13days away. I wanna lose some more before then. Motivation-getting closer to 40....Holy crap!!
So far, no more mousies caught. Oh and McGiver Mouse is still MIA. Hopefully he hit the hills running and took his family with him. I doubt it. But I did buy some more traps Friday, haven't set them yet. But every time we set traps we've been lucky to catch something. So I am happy to have 2 empty traps in my cellar. I want my hubby to clean the area where I think they are living, but he's not hearing me. LOL. I wouldn't be hearing him either.
Today at Target I bought a blue baby blanket. It was on clearance for 98 cents. I couldn't pass it up. I want to lose weight so I can start trying for a second baby. If we were to have a boy I wouldn't want him to be cold. So I am not crazy right. My hubby is 100% on board for baby #2, but he doesn't get why I bought a blanket. He thinks I think that if I buy a baby blanket I will have a baby. He is such a boy sometimes. I received a booklet of coupons in the mail for all things baby the other day and a sample infant diaper. I haven't received anything like that is months. Besides everything I was signed up for before was at the old address. I see those as signs, I believe in signs. 2009 is my year to try to get pregnant. If I do, I do. If I don't, I have beautiful daughter. I am not getting any younger.
Posted by Julie at 8:19 PM