Wednesday, April 30, 2008
If I have to hear about Jeremiah Wright one more day this week, I think I will cut my ears off.
Do you ever wonder if some psychologists/psychiatrists went in to their chosen field because they know they are a little wacky themselves?
Am I crazy for letting Peanut Butter just go to town at the playground. I don't put anything really off limits, I will let her try just about everything, but I stand there with her so she doesn't crack her skull.
I am wondering if you all are congratulating me on actually starting to like running or the fact that I worked at a prison for 12 years. If it is the prison part, you should be smacking me up side the head saying what were you thinking?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I cannot believe I am actually going to admit this, but running is getting a little easier. I don't know if it was that while mental need to get over a mile barrier, but of the 1.7 miles I was out today, I think I ran at least 1.4 of it. I did stop in the library and grocery store, but I ran to and between and from them. I really only think I walked 4 blocks total and 2 of those where for my cool down.
I think Peanut Butter thinks that is her real name. I might have to start calling her by her real name for awhile.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
It is amazing how much time you can waste in a store when you don't have a child in the cart. I went to wally world for a couple items and it took me almost 2hrs.
I forgot to post this, but PB turned 20 months on Thursday. I can't believe how fast this time has flown.
I know some of my MN blogging friends experienced this already in the last couple days, but they are forcasting possible snow tomorrow. UGG.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
My official last day of utility was today. I start my new post on Tues, so I have the next 2 days off. WHO HOO. Though it is only going to be in the 40's with rain.
Something is up with Peanut Butter, I think it is molars. She's drooling like crazy and has been running a bit of a fever. But she also has the nasty runny nose. There is nothing I hate more than the nasty runny nose. Especially when her hair gets stuck in it. Blech!
I ate horrible tonite, but I don't care. I've almost given up on losing weight. I have actually been exercising and I gain freaking weight. The boy and J try to be nice and say well, muscle weighs more than fat. Whatever, don't care, fed up. So we went to quaker steak and lube and had lots of awesome wings. After I bought a crap load of healthy stuff from whole foods. So, no I haven't completely given up. Just frustrated. I mean I've actually started to like plain yogurt in a sugar cutting effort.
Friday, April 25, 2008
I get to the library and am perusing the books when the boy comes up. He said he was out and it started raining so he stopped in. I asked how hard is it raining. He says oh it's really coming down. You would think he was the child of the wicked witch of the west. Some girl comes up and gets his hormones going and he says he's going to stay for a while. Yeah, ok, you'd better wait out the downpour. I check out and get outside and it's barely sprinkling. I don't know what the son of Elphaba was thinking, really coming down, pfht.
I stroll on over to the grocery store and curse living in a semi small town with a small selection of healthy food. I know I must drive to Whole Foods tomorrow. I cannot pay 4.19 for a half gallon of organic milk or 4.39 for yogurt, when I can buy a gallon for 5 there and yogurt for 3. I buy more than enough when I am there to cover the price of gas. Any who, some lady says something about it looking nasty out, and I'm like wtf, I checked the radar. I had no intentions in taking Peanut Butter in the stroller in the rain. I quickly grab some stuff and check out. The checker says oh we aren't taking credit or debit cards, the satellite is down. I said well I only brought the debit card. They fill out the old fashioned carbons for me and we brave it out of there.
It is raining, but not too bad and incentive to run home, so I start and whammo torrential downpour. PB is screaming I'm doing all I can to get moving, and like that it is over. I'm waiting at the light completely drenched, trying to wipe all the water off of my face and PB is still screaming. I'm only 3 blocks from home at this point so I'm almost sprinting just to get home. I pull PB out and she is soaked, the poor thing. We get changed and all is well again. I don't know what that freaking radar is good for if it is going to trick me into thinking I have it made for at least an hour or so.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
What part of running is supposed to be fun? I pushed my self a bit today and almost completed a whole mile straight. I rewarded myself by cutting the walk off and playing at the park with Peanut Butter and walk/ran the the way home. Ok, I feel good that I did it, but dang I'm starting to doubt this whole 5 mile thing.
Monsanto, bad stuff here people. I don't want everyone of my TFTs to be tree hugging, but I may have to go into this one. Stay tuned.
Julia Roberts doesn't wear deodorant. How the !@#@! does she not offend, to steal a line from Pretty in Pink. Oprah was surprised and said she always smells so good. I'm rank if I forget after a half an hour. I am afraid to try the tree hugging deodorant for this reason.
To rummage or not to rummage? I know I can make some cold hard cash if I just get it together. I have half of the girl's stuff marked.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
J called me from work with some good news. A position I signed up for has a good chance of getting to me. I am really excited. I hate being what we call "utility" I basically get assigned a different job everyday depending on who's on vacation, position vacancies, or construction escorts and you have to basically be an brown noser to get decent jobs. The position I might get is a split between our hospital unit and our mentally challenged/recovering bad boys. It's not the best job, but it beats utility. The timing isn't the best we have a bunch of positions coming open, but I'm afraid if I don't take this one, another one may not get to me. They go by seniority and once you take one you can't sign another one for six months. But this job's days off fall on just about every Holiday, mainly Christmas, WHO HOO.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I must say I'm a little jealous of everyones banners. If anyone wants to give me the lowdown on how to make one it would be appreciated.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Peanut Butter was out playing B-ball with her brother last night. She was having so much fun. She really wanted to put it in the basket, but sadly neither me or the boy could lift her high enough. I didn't want to lower the hoop, since the boy was playing. I had though about getting one of those playschool ones, but I wasn't sure she'd play with it. Maybe she would. I wanted to get this sand box yesterday. I went to Menard's to see what they had, because secretly I want to buy some sort of play set for PB, but J doesn't want one. I just want a small one with a slide. She loves the slide. He wont notice a teeny play set out in the yard will he? Well, Menard's has all this stuff set up that the kids can play on, and PB did NOT want to leave. She screamed all the way to the door. The really bad thing was they didn't have the darn sandbox in stock. I may order it from Wally World since I can get free delivery to the store. My hopes is playing in the water and sand of her own will keep her out of the freaking dog dishes. She stuck her $20 teeny kathy kruse doll in there this morning. I was not happy.
So I'm playing hooky today. It is one of my weird days, I had yesterday off work today and have sat, sun, & mon off, it's called a split weekend at work. I really need to get this pit cleaned up with no one underfoot or dumping everything once I pick it up. So I'm taking a lovely five days off and hopefully get the house looking decent for 1 day.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Are you a structured, plan it out person, or do you fly by the seat of your pants.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I made mini quiches for dinner. I actually got them to turn out pretty good this time. I have been having issues with excess water from the broccoli, but I used asparagus tonite and I like that much better.
It pains me to write, I actually agreed with Elizabeth Hasselbeck on the view today, that so rarely happens. I have almost stopped watching because of her, but she surprised me today by saying they shouldn't ban tag on the playground, and that kids learn social skills there. I agree, I don't think games should be banned. I do think it is how kids work out their issues and get along. Yeah, yeah, I know the games can get out of hand, but I would hope there is some sort of supervision overseeing recess. I've been through the whole, "I hate you, therefore we all hate you and you can't be on the swings with us." You learn to kiss and make up and decide not to really be friends with to many girls as you get older. Am I condoning bullying, no, but I think the coddling of kids has almost gone too far, we are not all winners, life is not fair, you have to fight your own battles, and not everyone plays nice.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, my brother is getting together a relay team for a marathon and I said sure, I should be able to run 5 miles by August. I am now thinking, "wtf was I thinking." It is enough pressure knowing I will be on a team that is way more conditioned than me. My brother has some how brainwashed his girlfriend in to trying the tough guy race, though she said she'd probably only do the summer one. He's actually got it in his head to go back and try and win the thing. So, not embarrassing myself in August is my main goal. Hey, if I can actually run the whole 5 miles, maybe I'll try the tough guy.
So I'm putting it out there for you my loyal blogger friends to be my support and when I say I ran, ran/walked. Just give me a shout out saying, keep it up, you can do it, it would be much appreciated. I really think I'm going to have to use Zoe's theory of big reward when this is all done. And a big thanks to Amy who already gives me a shout out when I mention I ran.
By the way this is my rest day so I did a lame 1 mile walk.
Monday, April 14, 2008
The girl and I went for a run/walk today. I did 2.3 miles. I felt much better running. I do think I need a better pair of shoes, but they will have to wait a bit. PB gets bucky here and there like she wants out. I get her home and she doesn't want to get out. It is crazy.
A photo from yesterday. It was the boy's last basketball tournament of the year. PB was playing between courts with Daddy's hat. She'd put it on take it off. It was pretty comical.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Peanut Butter thought the salad was delicious.
The Cake was really good too.
She was a little upset she couldn't run around during the first dance.
So we took pictures of ourselves to occupy the time.
Nana and Aunt B. Had fun dancing with PB.
I can't believe my Brother's girlfriend got him to do the YMCA.
They did a candy toss for the kids.
She really wanted this little fella to dance with her. The flower girl whipped her around the floor. I can't believe I didn't get a shot of that.
Peanut Butter After a long night of running around and dancing like a fool. T-I-R-E-D!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
We have a wedding this weekend. My cousin is getting married. It doesn't seem like he should be old enough, but he is. The bride to be seems extremely nice. They are Disney fanatics, he did the whole engagement get away at Disney World. I can't wait to see Peanut Butter tear up the dance floor. She has some mad skills. I have so much to get done this afternoon. I'm getting the spot checked out, I have to get shoes for PB and myself and probably her some tights and something for her hair. The boy may need to go to urgent care with an earache. Make dinner, get the boy off to practice, try and get a walk/run in. It doesn't seem like much, but throw getting PB in and out of the car all those times and ugh, it seems like a lot. I took tomorrow off to got to the wedding so I didn't have to go from 4:45 am til midnight or so, but J decides he should work then, so he'll be up at 3:00am and hopefully we'll make it to the church on time. It's about a 2hr drive. But hopefully it means he won't get all smashed at want to stay out til all hours. The party has left this girl a long time ago. I just can't do it anymore.
It will be nice to see my brother he's flying in from Jersey. It's a little weird we used to be super close and talk all the time, but as life happens we don't talk much and when we do it's a lot of dead air. We catch up and I think we feel bad that we don't have more to say like we used to and sit there.
It is going to be tight on the groceries for a bit, I and going to have to keep this budget in check. I know I should do meal plans, and I try, but with J's schedule, it goes awry and there are time the food gets wasted. I may have to start making the meals with out worrying if J is going to be home and let him eat leftovers. I really need to keep my spending in check, I've been trying, but food is killing me.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Are family dinners important in your house? Do you think they make a difference?
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Peanut Butter had a long day today. We left the house at 9am and went to Madison. We stopped to get my car aligned. She must have had a store of poop, because as soon as I changed the first diaper, she filled another one. And as soon as I changed that one she was grunting again. After the hour and a half there and an estimate of 875 for the rest of the work that needs done, we headed over to Target since we now really needed diapers. Then Best Buy for 101 Dalmatians, I had $10 in rewards, old navy to find her a dress for the wedding we are going to this weekend. We went to Panera for lunch and then grocery shopping, where the total gave me a heart attack since I still need to get quite a bit. As I'm packing the car up with groceries ready to head home, my mom calls and is in Madison too. We meet and I look for a dress for myself while Nana hangs our with PB. We have some ice cream, and PB is ready to call it a day. It's almost 5 and she hasn't napped yet. This rarely happens as soon as we get a couple blocks out of the lot she's out. We get home and I unpack the car and pull her out and lay her down on the couch. She usually will not go back to sleep once you pull her out of the car, but she zonked right out. Now the trick will be to get her go to bed tonite.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Is there anything better than leaving work on Fridays. I actually got up to got to work for 7 days in a row, I did leave early on Saturday, but I still had to drag my hinder out of bed at the crack of dawn. It has been really hard for me to get up this week I was practically sleeping through the alarm. I am looking forward to sleeping in til 7:30 and napping with Peanut Butter tomorrow.
I'm a bit mad that we didn't get out and play yesterday, it was beautiful again. J gave me PB in the parking lot at work and took off golfing. She hadn't had a nap yet, and instantly fell asleep on the way home. We snuggled up in the chair when we got home and napped a bit. We did walk to the grocery store so we did get some fresh air.
I was watching this interesting show on these "earth ships" in Taos. A guy bought all this land and started building self sustainable homes out of "garbage" the walls were old tires and concrete. They actually didn't look too bad. The were considered "off the grid" since they were not hooked up to any water, sewer or electric. All of this was done by solar, rain collection, and I'm not sure how they did the sewer, but it was done some how, one of the home owners talked about a flushing toilet. The county was really ticked off about it since the houses weren't conventional stick homes, therefore didn't meet building codes. I fell asleep went the battle began, so I'm going to have to catch it again. I'm sure you all are thinking I'm a big tree hugger, I'm not a radical or anything, I'm just concerned about the future.
PB and I got venturous today, I was falling asleep and feeling bad about all the M&Ms I ate today so we went out and did 2.2 miles, I think I ran about half of it. I did a mix of running and walking. I feel so much better now, I've been such a slacker. The only bad thing is, PB has a horrible diaper rash, and she had a semi runny poo as we were on the way home and was crying her I'm uncomfortable cry, dumb me couldn't figure out what the problem was until I get a whiff after we got home.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
I took the stroller out for a spin yesterday. Yeah, I'm not sure about this whole running thing. I'm doing the beginner stuff, run a couple blocks, walk, run, walk. What was I thinking? We'll see how it goes.
Peanut Butter is still playing in the @#$@ dog dishes. Yesterday she must have decided that her jacket needed a cleaning and thought, hey, the dog's water. I picked it off the floor and it was soaking wet. I go look at the water and it's full of kibble that she transferred over. She'll run through the living room, shirt soaked with a handful of dog food. I don't want to gate it off again, because the dog drives me crazy about it. And I hate going over the gates. I was so happy not to be putting them up anymore.
Day 3 of no allergy medication. Yesterday my nose ran a bit, today I have a sinus headache, but it is bearable.
I've had crazy dreams the last couple nights. I tend to dream about what happened or something I watched in a weird freaky way. I watched Bad Voodoo's War Wednesday, and dreamed I was in Iraq that night. J and I were discussing money last night and I dreamed that I was checking out at WallyWolrd and my total was $1250. I kept taking things off to get it under a thousand. I had a Brita water pitcher for $60? Must have been from my THT post, crazy stuff. I was almost in tears when I was just down to just food items and it was still over a grand. But I do feel like crying sometimes checking out, how did basic groceries get so expensive? The one good thing is the only brand of ice cream that I will buy has gone up $1.50 in the last 6 months, so I don't buy it anymore. I ate the last of what I had in the house last night. Though J seems to think we only spend $150 on groceries for 2 weeks, he's lost his mind.
If you get a chance try and catch Frontline's Bad Voodoo's War on PBS. It is really good. It is about a platoon of reservists in Iraq. For a few of them it is their 3rd and 4th tours. They are on convoy security which is something they are new too. I will let you watch before I go into more detail and I will probably use it for my Thoughts for Thursday next week.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I should really stop watching some programs. This week, along with an interesting Frontline on Bad Voodoos War about a platoon in Iraq, I tivoed Nightline since it's on past my bedtime. I was interested in the segment about the nonchurch for nonbelivers. But got sucked into to Under the Sea. It was about all the garbage in the sea, specifically the Pacific Ocean. And well if you have seen Finding Nemo, which I have about 100 times this month thanks to Peanut Butter, you know all drains lead to the sea. I couldn't believe the crap they were pulling out, a basketball, suitcases, tons of toothbrushes, and umbrella handles, all from the middle of the ocean. There is a portion of the Pacific Ocean that has basically been labeled a garbage dump due to the currents. It has become "plastic soup" from all the plastic bags and such breaking down. In some places the plastic outnumbered the plankton. There are beaches that instead of sand are becoming plastic pebble beaches it was crazy when they showed a hand full of plastic beads from off the beach. My real fright is it entering the food system, which I'm sure has already happened. Will crabs start having a plastic shell, jellyfish becoming floating plastic bags.? This is what happened with PCBs they entered the food chain at the lowest level and when it gets to us the food has high concentrations of the nastiness. A real interesting book is Our Stolen Future. I do not eat the same after reading that book. It gives some reasoning on why out fertility rates are dropping. So after seeing Nightline, I am going to think more about what I am buying, is it throw away, or is it going to last. I looked around my living room at all the plastic toys strewn about and I just felt awful. Is plastic the true evil? How do we live without it? Since we can't how do we contain the waste, or recycle it better? Any thoughts on anything?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
- Why are the dog dishes so fascinating to Peanut Butter? She plays in the dog food and tries to carry the water dish getting water everywhere, she even dips containers into the water it is so gross.
- Why don't people vote? I understand that "they are all going to screw us over" as someone told me, but at least go vote for the one who will do the least damage. It only takes a few minutes. Pick up a paper before the election or go on line and see who's who. I voted yesterday. I've even been called for jury duty and I still vote in every election. Though I didn't have to report any of the days I was called for.
- Why is it when you are really waiting for something to be delivered it takes the longest time of the estimated shipping? When you could care less it shows up before the earliest estimate.
- Big Oil.
- Is scratching and biting normal reactions from a angry toddler? She just grabs a hold of my face by the cheeks, and scratches, holy crap does it hurt.
- I have been craving/needing sweets. It's killing me. I actually ate year old girl scout cookies, since that's all I had left in the house. They were really bad ones too, the coconut caramel ones. Shaking head in shame. No, I'm not pregnant either.
- My sinuses are shockingly good today, without taking allegra w/ decongestant or Claritin. I did a sinus cleanse last night and am going to see how long I can go without meds for it. Usually it's running as soon as the medication wears off, but so far so good. It may change when I am around the dog for a period of time though.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This reminds me of the boy in kindergarten. He has J's skin tone and gets pretty tan in the summer if he's outside. I went into school to pick him up and the kids had all made life sized drawings of themselves in the hallway outside class; I'm looking at them and I noticed one kid colored brown. I thought oh, they must have a new kid, since this was a pretty whitebread town. So I take a closer look to see what his name is, and it is the boy. I'm wondering why he colored himself dark brown; we get in the car and I ask him about it. He said, "I am the tannest kid in class!" I had to laugh.