Monday, October 27, 2008

I did it!!

I have officially met my first weight-loss goal of 25 pounds! I still have a ways to go, but this is a great start! My incentive was a haircut. I've been needing a haircut FOREVER, but I had to lose the weight to get it. So, on Saturday, I went to my fabulous sister Ginny's house and she chopped off about 5 inches! My hair is the shortest that it's ever been, and I sort of freaked out at the beginning, but now I love it! I won't have a picture until we get a new computer. I'm using horrible dial-up right now because the computer doesn't recognize our USBs! Hopefully, by next week, we'll have a new computer. Yeah!

Friday, October 24, 2008


As a subscriber to the Dallas Morning News, I am able to join their Exclusives for free, which is basically subscriber benefits. They have sweepstakes every couple of weeks or so, and I won! I won 2 tickets to the Nasher Sculpture Center. I am so excited! I have been wanting to go there ever since it opened!

BUT, that's not all! I also won $50 to spend at Anna's school's book fair! On Wednesday, I went and bought Anna the book that she wanted, and a book for Tommy, and registered to win. On Thursday, Tommy totally destroyed his book (man, I was SO mad!) and then I got a call that I won! We bought two books on Anna's teacher's wish list (we would have bought them all, but the rest were sold out!), and a lot of chapter books for Anna. Yeah, Tommy didn't get a book.

Winning 2 things in one month is pretty sweet!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Photo Session Update

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Towne Lake Park1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney Texas
Times Available
4:00pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm - 6:00pm
These times will fill up quickly, so contact Missy as soon as possible! Or, you can leave a comment on my blog! For more information, click here.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A good laugh

I found this on Tiburon's blog today and just laughed until I cried. I am so tired and I still have so much left to do in this day, and I'm a little stressed, but for some reason this just gave me the giggles! feels good to laugh!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

All about Tommy

So, remember how I said in my last post that Tommy had a stomachache? Well, he was fine after going to the bathroom, so I didn't think anything of it. On Saturday, we woke up late for Tommy's soccer game, and were surprised that Tommy wasn't already up! He's usually up around 6am, but I had to drag him out of bed! He got ready quickly, refused to eat breakfast and we hurried to his game. Man, those Mighty Munchkins really did live up to their name! They were awesome! This one kid was able to kick a couple of goals from midfield! Wow. Our dragons were draggin'. Sorry for the pun, but they just don't like these 8 am games! Tommy was on fire during the second quarter, (they rotate playing each quarter, so he sat out the first), and he scored 2 goals! The first 2 goals of the game! During the 3rd quarter the Dragons only scored 1 goal, so we were all excited for Tommy to come out during the last quarter and see if he could get himself a hat-trick. But, something just wasn't right. Tommy was tired, and very distracted. He kept rubbing his tummy, and spinning around in circles. At times, he would just stand there and do nothing! Our Dragons lost 3-11. Not a good game! Well, we headed to Ella Mae's house to help unpack some more but Tommy was not happy. His tummy hurt and he refused to eat. We stayed for only a couple of hours. When we got home, he just started crying and complaining that his mouth hurt. We took the flashlight and inspected and found awful white and red bumps on his throat. Strep. A trip to Minute Clinic verified our suspicions and by 5pm, he had his first round of antibiotics. Poor kid. He was miserable all night. He would just start crying every time he had to swallow. He was better this morning, but still has a really sore throat. His appetite has yet to return, but we're not concerned about that. That's actually a good thing!

Oh, and for those of you who want to come to a game, he only has 2 more left. Next week's game is an 8am start, again, and the last game, on Nov. 1 will be at 3:30pm. Yeah! Feel free to come, we would love to have a larger cheering section!

Friday, October 17, 2008


1. Eddie is mad at me because his blanket is in the wash. It smelled so bad I kept checking his diaper to see if he had poop! He carries this blanket EVERYWHERE. It even went with us to Market Street yesterday.

2. Tommy came home with a tummyache. He's lying on the couch with his blanket resting right now. We'll see how it goes.

3. Say a prayer for Danny. He REALLY needs some extra help these next couple of weeks. I'm not allowed to talk about what's going on, yet, if that gives you a clue about his stress.

4. I found some beautiful rose bushes at Wal-mart yesterday for only $5.50! They're full and beautiful, and Tommy helped dig the holes for me!

5. Anna has been making 100% on her AR tests!

6. Tommy has a game against the Mighty Munchkins on Saturday, at 8am. What a terrible name! We have to beat them!!

7. My office re-do is almost done. I just need to find new curtains for the window and touch up the paint. I can't wait to have it finished! I've been working on the kid's bathroom, the office, and the living room, all at the same time. So, of course, I have half of each room done. I'm hoping to have it all done before the holidays.

8. Ugh. Eddie has poopy diaper #5! It's not even noon! He's started saying "uh-oh" after he poops, which is pretty cool!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Conversation with Tommy

Tommy: I need my badgoad, mommy!
Me: Your what?
Tommy: My badgoad! Where is it?
Me: I have no idea what a badgoad is. What does it look like?
Tommy: It has little circle things, oh! Here it is!
Me: Oh! Your Bi-no-cu-lars?
Tommy: Yeah, my bonocules. I need my bonogude outside. Eddie! Look! My badgoad! Let's go!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

NOT good

So, yesterday was a very busy day. It started with Tommy's soccer game at 8am! Yuck. Not my favorite time, and Tommy was so fixated on the donuts on the sideline that he didn't play well. Not a single goal. His team lost 4-9. Then, we headed to Ikea for their big sale and free breakfast. It was a mess! There was a line halfway accross the building! We had time, so we waited. It wasn't too bad, just a little stressful. Then, we went to help Danny's mom and dad move into their new house. It's a cute little house just a couple of blocks away from Lewisville HS. It has beautiful crown moulding and great Pergo floors throughout! Most everything was moved by the time we got there, but our job was to help unpack and organize. I like organizing, so it was fun, but it was hard work, and would have been much easier if I knew where to put things. There were still some clothes and cleaning supplies, and a cat, to get from Danny's mom's apartment, so when Becky (my sister-in-law) got there we headed on over. Anna, Tommy and their cousin Ben had a great time playing chase and hide and seek in the almost empty apartment, but it was getting late, so we headed back to the house. My van was full of boxes in the back, so I couldn't see out. By that time, I had a massive headache that was headed toward a migrane. I was tired and a little distracted by my 2 cranky kids in the back and a very angry cat in a cat carrier, and I hit some lady that was driving by. I just didn't see her. My bumper was destroyed but it didn't do anything to her car. My bumper is plastic, so it's pretty easy to mess up. Hers was a ghetto Honda that already had some cracks in it. Her husband tried to tell me that I put those cracks there, but there is NO WAY that I did that! She herself said that they were already there!! GRRRR! I hate people like that! We exchanged insurance, and their insurance expires on the 15th. The kid kept on saying that they didn't have insurance, which will be true next week. I REALLY hope they don't file a claim! If they do, I will fight it like nothing else! It will be pointless to file a claim on my car because the cost of repair is less than our deductible. I just don't know what to do at this point. I hate having a ghetto, messed-up car, but I don't want to spend the money to get it fixed right now. Sigh....Not a good day.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

GREAT offer!

It's that time of year for family pictures! For those of you who live in McKinney, this is a GREAT offer! This is my sister, Missy, who is a wonderful photographer, and she needs at least 4 sessions here in McKinney to make it worth her while to drive all the way up here! If you'd like to see her work, visit her photoblog here, and PLEASE book a session!

Sunday, October 05, 2008


I've been tagged by Chauntel. This is the fourth picture in my fourth file in my picture file and I had no clue what it would be because I didn't name it! This is Eddie in his reindeer pj's that were so cute! I think he was about 5 months old when it was taken, and he was laying in my bed playing with his feet. He's got such a weird expression on his face! Hmm...I tag Missy, Lori, Mandie, and Gabby. No Cheating. Fourth file, fourth picture, in your picture file.

Friday, October 03, 2008

SO Busy!

I've been SO stinking busy the past week! We have our community yard sale tomorrow, and frankly, I can't wait until it's over! My bedroom looks like an episode of Clean House! It's driving me nuts! I was so smart and volunteered to head up this sale. When I said I would do it, I thought there would be no more than 25 home participating. Boy was I wrong! We have more than 70 homes participating. Can you believe it? More than 10% of my neighborhood! Yikes! I had HUNDREDS of e-mails to read in the past 2 weeks trying to gather all of the information neccessary to put this thing on. I will most certainly think twice about volunteering for something again!

National Night Out just happens to be next Tuesday, and since I'm a Crime Watch zone captain, I had to help put this together as well! 2 major events within 3 days of each other. I'm not good with stress, so I've been a mess! Tommy's make-up soccer game just happens to be on Tuesday as well! Could they make it any harder for me!? He has pictures at 6:30 and his game starts at 7:15. NNO is from 6-9 so I have no hope of seeing Tommy play next week. I'm so sad about that! I love his games! Oh, on top of it all is my 10 year class reunion this weekend! I'm heading out to the game tonight, so wish me luck that I actually stay awake for it! 5 days it will all be over and I'll have a clean home, with hopefully a little extra cash in my pocket, and nothing major to do until Red Ribbon Week at Anna's school, where, I was so smart again and signed up to be in charge for Anna's class!