Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
The boy is sick with a sore throat. I think he might have gotten it from the girl. I have a feeling she had a sore throat last week.
I'm a little upset. I put in an order with drugstore.com on the 23rd and it's still processing. WTH. I really need my laundry detergent. It says 1-2 days processing 2-7 ship. But it hasn't even shipped yet. I will be so p.o.ed if I have to go buy some and it comes in the mail that day. I do have quite a bit of dreft left. But I don't think that really cleans anything.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I found this site, get mortified, yesterday, well yahoo found it for me on my front page. Hilarious! Watching people read their old diaries. It's funny what was such life and death back then. I was going to post a video with me reading a page from one of my old ones, but I need to find a better way to do it, so it doesn't take 10 hrs to upload. So I'll leave you peeps with an excerpt to tease you.
March 9th 1991(my junior yr.)
Went over to M's watched TV, went to Copps and then out with Di and these geeks from Ashland. Dude spare me. I saw M and Amy & I was kinda pissed. I don't know why. Then he calls and asks why I didn't come over, coz Amy was there. I don't know I guess she really hates when I'm w/ him. Oh well b*tch. I guess he told her that I'm an awesome friend & he likes talking to me. I can't remember what she said & I guess Bill(s.t.) told Jody to tell me not to get mixed up w/ M. I don't know dude.
Friday, January 25, 2008
It's just 8 hours right. I say that everyday when I walk into work, "Its just 8 hours, you can do 8 hours." Why am I killing myself going to work? It's like the commercial says, you have to be there 40 hours a week you should enjoy it. I wish I could do something else, but I'm stuck. I don't have a college degree and the credits I do have don't count for much these days. I don't have any skills anymore, other than being a babysitter for adult males who for the most part act like children. Taking an entry level job some where to climb back up the ladder is just not financially worth it. I'll admit it's the pay and benefits that keep me right where I'm at. I really need to look in to finishing my degree. I need to find a place where I can do the majority of it online. I only need about 40 credits. Today has just been a long 8 hours.
On a more positive note, Miss Peanut Butter is obsessed with the computer. I now have to play a DVD most of the afternoon so she isn't clicking away or pounding on the keys. She still pounds the keys, but they don't get her anywhere usually. She does find the start button now and then. But she's sit and watch, move the mouse and type. I bought this Blue's Clues DVD set on Tues. and each one plays forever. There must be 6 hours on it. She was so cute yesterday sitting at the desk with the keyboard tray pulled out and leaning on it as her tiny legs are hanging over the edge of the chair watching Blue. I so wish I would've caught a photo of it, but the camera is on the desk and I'm sure she would've moved if I went to get it.
The boy heads out on a date tonight, it's with a group, but gosh they seem too young. He tried to play it off with his dad telling him he was going with his "friends" but J started asking what friends and the girls came into play. Of course he needs money for the movie too, I told J why are you giving him money. He hasn’t done anything. His reply " I can't tell him he can't go." No I guess you can't. J said he's going to tell him he has do do some work, but of course he'll be gone this afternoon, so I'll have to tell him. In the immortal words of clueless "Whatever". It's a bit funny seeing the IM each other they have so-an-so loves so-an-so as their names with lots of hearts and such. Oh to be in Jr. High again.
I did happen to catch her today! It was p.j. day at daycare, apparently she went with bed head too. Unless that her after nap hairdo.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this socializing differences? Do we raise/treat infant and toddler boys and girls that differently? Are some boys and girls born with some traits?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here's a little video of how most meals end at our house. She rips her bib off and starts rocking her chair. As you can see the dog is stalking for scraps. When she really wants out she starts whipping food on the floor.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I just talked to J he's all depressed, it was him I saw on tv. He said that when the Giants score the field goal, it was the quietest he's ever heard the stadium. Poor guy, he's heartbroken.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Now we have this feeling that we have to give our kids a better life than what we had. I will admit it, I don't like to give my daughter hand me downs or clothing items from a yard sale. I have no problem buying all the stuff on clearance, but it just knowing I bought it new for her some how makes me feel good. Maybe the feelings of being teased are surfacing now. My husband sees almost no limit in getting stuff for his son who is 11. He gets a new bat for baseball every year, I never owned a bat until he bought me one. He makes sure he has fairly expensive shoes for all his sports. His son always got a ride for everything up until last year when it was decided it would be ok for him to walk 2 blocks. If he forgets something we run for it. He has a tv and a ps3 in his room so he never has to converse with the rest of the family if he chooses. The girl has one in her room too, but it doesn't work, and she doesn't really play up there anyway. He got a cell phone for Christmas, I didn't have a phone in my room until high school, and it wasn't a separate line. For his birthday we are taking him and 4 of his friends to a condo that has a water park for the night. Last year they went to the Big Ten Basketball Tournament in Chicago. He has been to at least 3 Packer games, and numerous Brewer games, and thinks nothing of asking for anything and everything while we're there. He gets upset when you ask him to do anything and stares are you like he's in shock that you want him to do something, like clean his room. I shoveled a pretty large driveway and parking area when I was growing up, usually more than once in a day if it was snowing that hard. He thinks shoveling an inch of snow of the sidewalk is a major feat. I'm kind of going off about him because the girl is only 16 mos and I want to prevent this from happening to her. I remember taking him to the store when J and I first got together and he was 3-4 and expected to get a treat for being good in the store. I understand that we want them to have more than what we had, but are we giving it at a bigger price than just what the tag says? Why do I get "the look" when I say things need to be earned and if going without, because it was forgotten, starts teaching some responsibility than so be it? Am I really an evil stepmother? Why is this generation called the playstation generation? Why are all these adults still living at home? Is this giving them a better than what we had life?
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The big to do around here is the Packers hosting the NFC championship. Tickets are going for outrageous prices. J is going, he paid around $400 for his ticket. He was mad that I didn't want to go. He couldn't believe I'd pass up seeing this game in person. When is it ever going to happen again? All I could think about was what that $400 could pay for. I got bills. He's like we'll use our tax refund. I said you go ahead and use your refund, but not touching mine. I want to go on a vacation and I want to go some where other than a cold ass field in the middle of January for one evening, regardless of if Favre quits if they go to the Super Bowl. He'll probably end up spending another hundred up there. Crazy. Though there is this one guy, his wife, and baby, from Australia, who sold everything to follow the Packers through out the season. She must be a saint, because there is no way. I'm just not that big of a fan.
Peanut Butter has seemed to have learned a new word, "Mine!" She was using it yesterday with zeal if you tried to take something from her. "Mine, mine, mine!" I didn't think that would've been one of her first words, but there you have it: Mama, Da, dog, hi, and mine. She also says something that sounds a lot like "crazy guy" but I haven't figured that one out yet.
Finished The Subtle Knife, it was pretty good, it really kept me reading. I hope the third one is in at the library.
Monday, January 14, 2008
The boy and his team played pretty well this weekend. They beat a team that crushed them a few weekends ago. I'm just to entirely frustrated with him, that I seriously am at my wits end. Maybe I take things too personally, I don't know. I specifically asked him if he had his uniform before he left on Friday night and he said yes. I asked him when he brought it home he said the night before. I said ok so we won't be getting a call tomorrow morning that you need your uniform? Nope. No, not the next morning, the same night, he forgot his shorts and his backpack. I don't know why I'm the only one who gets frustrated in this. The next morning he forgot his whole sports bag, but remembered the ipod. I'm glad he was with his mother. I don't know when or if he'll ever learn any responsibility. I took J I'm done doing his laundry. I should not have to turn all his clothes right side out and separate his underwear from his pants and the like. J just sighs. Vent, vent, vent. There I'll change topics.
What's up with Rock of Love? I don't understand these chicks. It's a train wreck I cannot keep my eyes off of. Celebrity Rehab is another one I'll probably be hooked on. I was like "wow" after the first one. Speechless. So if the writer's strike contiues I'm stuck with rock of love, celbrity detox, and american idol. Please, please settle!!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Friday numero dos. It was a long day. Peanut Butter was quite the character today. I had to give in and give her a nuk to calm the tantrum. We have been trying to break the nuk habit, only allowing it at bed time and nap time, but when she's in all out tantrum phase I and J usually will give in. We're enablers, I know. After that she hopped up on her chair and the girl who usually will not wear a hat decides she needs to wear a hat. At least it's the one I paid a lot for. I still really like it. Then she pulled it down over her eyes. I have a feeling she's getting into dress up play. She's been trying to wear our shoes, which is funny because she also hates to wear her shoes. She's been putting the boa on and walking around with the purse. She's also been talking away on her cell phone or her tv remote which she now seems to think is a phone.
The boy has basketball tomorrow, at least it's pretty close, about 20 miles. They went to the varsity game tonight, J did not want to go, but the boy's mom didn't want to take him either so he got stuck.
I finished reading the Golden Compass. I don't get what the hubbub is about. I've been cruising through the next one, The Subtle Knife, which is much better and has by far a lot more of the controversy themes going on in it.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I think I have found the cause of my skin problems. BioKleen laundry detergent. I try to save the planet and I get a skin reaction. Since I switched back to method things have gotten a lot better. I went to the dermatologist yesterday and he scratches me with his fingernail to see if it will induce hives. Well it didn't induce hives, but it did induce the heebee-geebees. I was so grossed out after that, I really didn't care what he said.
Peanut Butter is still co sleeping and frankly, I don't know how much more I can take. She goes to sleep like an angel and bam between 10:30 and midnight something wakes her up that will not let her lay back down in her crib. But she'll curl up and go right to sleep in our bed. Then the moving around the bed starts and as soon as she so much as brushes against J he picks her up and dumps her on my head. Once fine but continually through the night. Just pick her up and put her in her crib!! I know, I know, I should do the same thing, but darn it I have to get up at 4 30, I don't want to get out of bed before that, and the one time I did this week she woke up screaming at 5 as I'm getting dressed to leave and is pissed that I will not stay and cuddle. I just need her to instantly start talking and tell me what the deal is and go back to babbling.
So I think I'm going to take the plunge and go to the scrap for a cure . J said it was a go, the only bad thing is it is my birthday, but I'm sure we can do something another night. And I'm supposed to work that weekend, but another day off isn't always a bad thing.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
1. Put your MP3 player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write the name of the song no matter what. No cheating!
IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY?” YOU SAY?
Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc Mp3 something to belive in - aqualung
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Talk of the Town - Jack Johnson MP3 hemmorage- fuel
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank - Barenaked Ladies (haw haw) MP3 C'mon C'mon - The von bondies
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Courtsey of the red white and blue - Toby Keith (not really) MP3 Wrap your arms around me - Barenaked Ladies
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Animals - Nickleback MP3 Better Man - Pearl Jam
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Piggies - The Beatles (hmmm) MP3 Heartspark Dollarsign - Everclear
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
c is for cookie - cookie monster MP3 Crawling - linkin park
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Hair of the Dog - Nazareth MP3 My Wish - Rascal Flatts
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Axel F - Crazy Frog ( i actually had to play it I didn't know what song it was.) MP3 Everything to Everyone - Everclear
WHAT IS 2+2?
Like the way I do - Melissa Etheridge(it's from sesame street.) MP3 What a Good Boy Barenaked ladies
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Voodoo - Godsmack MP3 The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Slither - Velvet revolver MP3 Bittersweet - Fuel
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Another one bites the dust - Queen MP3 Here It goes - OK GO
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Captain Vegetable - Captain Vegetable (lol) MP3 Milkshakes - kelis (hmm)
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Highway Blues - New Stories MP3 Upside Down - Jack Johnson
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Shine your light - Robbie Robertson MP3 The Old Apartment Barenaked Ladies
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle MP3 Wrap your Arms around me - Barenaked ladies
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Pump up the Jam - Technotronic MP3 Breathe Me - Sia
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
The Rainbow Connection - Sara McLachlan Mp3 Daughter - PearlJam
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
More than a Feeling - Boston Mp3 Homeward Bound Simon and garfunkel
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
This Frog - Kermit the Frog MP3 1979 - Smashing pumpkins
WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?
A New Game(Da riffs madden mix) - A new Game Mp3 Homeward bound - Simon and Garfunkel
Well I know know what any of that means. But only 4 of the itunes songs were mine, not that I don't like most of them. 4 of them were pb's and the rest were J's.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Yep, this is a lame thought, but it has been buggin' me for a while now. Why doesn't Dora the Explorer's shirt fit? Seriously, does a cartoon need to bare her midriff? Is there something I'm missing? Diego doesn't let his pants hang so you can see his underwear, so why doesn't Dora's shirt fit?
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
You would've thought we were out partying til the break of dawn last night. Peanut Butter and I didn't get out of our p.j.s until 3:30. We slept in til 9 :30 and then needed a nap around one as the Badgers lost the outback bowl. I wasn't feeling to hot, I had a horrible sinus headache. We did go out for supper last night we had a gift certificate for this restaurant that will remain nameless. The food was horrible. J ordered a medium t bone and it was well done. Our baked potatoes seemed like they had been sitting cooked and buttered for hours and the veggies were drenched in oil and all wilty. It was by far one of the worst meals I've half eaten. PB's chicken strips and fries were the best thing we ordered. The funny thing is J called for reservations and they said we can do 5:30 but not 6 and we got there and there was only 2 other tables seated. Like they wanted us to think they were going to be busy. J and I stayed up until midnight; I actually scrapped last night, though I didn't finish a page. I'm off to my room after I finish this post. Maybe I'll accomplish something.
I still have some patches of skin that are unbelievably either chapped or something. J seems to think the shingles are back in a different spot. I don't know it that is possible. I may have to check out web md.
So I wish I could be as creative as Zoe, with her resolutions but mine are pretty simple, be better with my funds and get this house uncluttered. Wish me luck.
Here's some pictures of PB and what happens when you leave her alone for more than 5 min.