Sunday, January 31, 2010
A woman came to my home today
To watch everything I do and say.
She came in and said, " Have these floors been swept?",
And, "Is this the way your house is kept?".
She judged my house and noted things to be done
By the length of the list there must have been a ton.
Dishes, windows, fan blades to dust,
My refrigerator cleaned out and sterilized a must!
When she was done with the house, she turned on me,
With a magnifying glass she said, "Let me see."
"Your make-up is not done and your hair is a mess."
"Did you think of style, when you got up to dress?"
"Your arms are too flabby, your feet to big,
You slouch, your tummy sticks out like a pig?
You move too slow, you don't do enough!"
I must say her critiques were really quite rough.
She did not note the time I spent
With my little girl and how much it meant.
She did not care when I listened to my son
About the things at school that he had done.
She did not think that dinner time was nice,
She was too busy saying, "This is missing a spice."
She did not write down when I listened to a friend,
Or was quick to help a heart on the mend.
All that mattered was the things you could see
And if I measured up to the woman next to me.
The lives I would shape and touch did not matter,
The questions were superficial like, "Would you get any fatter?"
By the end of the day I felt really small,
And that really my life didn't matter at all.
Would you let somebody treat you that way?
"Of course not!", I hope is what you would say.
Then why are you that woman you let in your home,
To judge yourself with a fine tooth comb?
Remember do not criticise or beat yourself up,
If in your sink there sits a dirty cup.
Think of all the good that you do,
From listening and caring, to tying a shoe.
Make sure you give credit and realize,
You are the one that touches many lives.
* Just a little side note. I am not talking about my mother in law, that's what my husband thought when I read this to him. I was just thinking that as women sometimes we can be really hard on ourselves. I wanted to do some fun things for myself today, but I kept thinking "Oh, I can't leave these dishes, etc. ect. So I sat down and wrote this poem. All you women out there are amazing and I am including myself in that.
The kids are down for a nap, I think we might write letters and color church pictures latter. Oh, and I get to torment Don with soup today. Ahh, ha, ha, ha!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Well we have come a long way in our living room. We are getting closer to the end, but I thought I'd take you on the journey.
We start at the beginning. With our green and brown paint and the one light in the entry.
Then we painted and installed more lights.
Then we put in crown molding.
Next came a chair rail and a different color paint.
This last weekend we added curtains.
I love watching it change and come together!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I am setting new goals (since I finished my last ones). In February I want to loose 5 pounds and get heavier weights to lift. If anyone has any that they're not using and I could use until you're ready that would be awesome. Anything over 5 pounds. I also have a longer term goal of losing 40 pounds by the first week in April and to finish a 5K in April that they are doing at Josh's school. Just putting that out there. It always feels more solid when you tell someone and write it down.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We dropped off the tattle teller at a friends and on to the doctors office. It was a children's center so it was cheery, with tons of toys and cool airplanes hanging from the ceiling. They brought him in the back and the nurse gave him a special bracelet to get his Popsicle at the end. He got his happy juice-life was good. (and he was funny. Pretending his hands were ducks and talking to each other than totally laughing. The whole BLAAHHH kinda laugh. He couldn't even say his own name) Life was good until after the tubes were put in and the anodes taken out.
Josh woke up in a darker room, an ivy mysteriously in his hand, and mom was no where to be found. He calmed down once I got there and rocked him and layed with him. He fell asleep. But I hope it is true what the nurse told me. She said the happy juice acts as a 3 hour temporary amnesia. That way I will still be a great mom that he can trust, and not an evil doer that tricks and lies to him. Ah-ha-ha-ha!
Friday, January 22, 2010
If you look to the right of my blog you will see a biggest loser section. All those little percents have added up and now there is 19% less of me. I lost 3.6 pounds this week. Making me hit 33.4 pounds down. I also reached, and went over, my weight lose goal for January, and got lower since before I got pregnant with Josh. Plus reaching my 30 pound goal. Now on to 40 pounds and finishing a 5K. I am so excited. I might post a before and after picture. Stay tuned!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
My kids didn't know what to make of this. Mostly they just stayed out of the kitchen. Josh though, had to ask me something and ventured into the kitchen. Suddenly the peacock whistled and Josh covered his ears for a split second and then covered his crotch and ran out of the room. (sorry if I offend anyone) I thought, how the heck did he know to protect himself and why? I couldn't stop cracking up. I'm laughing right now and it happened before New Years.
So, is Wal-Mart evil or is my appetite to have more evil? HHHMMM
Today was one of those days. We practiced writing all his letters lower and upper case. I know I am such a mean mom. ( I did it too to make a game out of it.) Then we went through all the flashcards of the words he is suppose to know by the end of the year. I was so proud he knows them all now. So, we took it to the next level. I told Josh we were going to put a sentence together. I gave him a pile of words that were pronouns, then verbs and so forth. This is the sentence he put together.
He then looks at me and says, "So, can I go play now?" He is smarter than I give him credit for!
Josh's interview in his new Buzz Lightyear P.J's
Every year I try to interview the kids and ask them a few questions. They don't always make sense, but I hope it will be fun to look at in about 5-7 years. A friend, that I knew in college, his family had done it and it was funny to see how goofy he and his brothers were growing up.
Holly's interview in her new P.J's. She was more talkative.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Not only do they have weird voices, Josh does different voice for different characters.
Just thought that I would share.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Holly wanted to take baby Jesus to bed with her. I put our manager (a short laundry basket with a pillow in it) and the wrapped baby Jesus and put it between their beds.
Holly still talks about being Mary.
Here is Don fixing our living room over-head lighting situation. There was one light in the entry way area before (see green picture of before). Don installed a similar light on the other side and a ceiling fan in between the two in the living room (see 3rd picture) The last picture is of the room I couldn't get all the lights in. Crown molding is coming next.