Happy Festivus

23 12 2008

 

 

Hey guys. Nothing much to report. Lots of running around and packing. I saw the notes saying I must love the warm weather. The truth is when you live in it year round you really want snow. Its a grass is greener thing. But that is part of why I chose LA. I’ll get snow but it wont snow where I live. (I can drive an hour and be in snow).  

 

I leave for LA on the 29th. And the wedding is the 27th. WOOOOO. Lots going on eh?

 

Things with the guy are as confusing as ever. He calls all the time just to talk and even sent me a picture last night cause he shaved his head and I guess wanted me to see. Im at the point where I figure Que Sara Sara. It doesn’t mean im thrilled with the situation but I’ve accepted it and figure it’s better for me to focus on ME right now anyway. 

 

 

I’ll try and report more when I can. Until then I leave you with a few holiday cards:

 

 

Santa doesn't need you. Santa doesn't need anyone.

Santa doesn't need you. Santa doesn't need anyone.

I actually send that card out ^^ to my friends at Christmas. 

 

 

OK this one is a bit mean but I cracked up

OK this one is a bit mean but I cracked up

 

This is just insane. 

Crazy singing house

 

 

I actually used to give my friends snowman poop for christmas

I actually used to give my friends snowman poop for christmas

 

 

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Happy Holidays Everyone

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23 12 2008
lara21167

They are cute. Glad you seem to be feeling better, and you are right. Focus on you don’t worry about the confused man (which he is). happy holidays to you.

Witchy for you to post the pics you need to just go to myspace.com then where it says to logon User name or rather email lara21167@yahoo.com
Password; dalton67

23 12 2008
Clo

Those are funny. And rowdy, boys are dumb. You should totally focus on yourself. So if he calls and it’s not convienant for you, don’t answer. If you don’t feel like talking, don’t answer. I mean he can’t have it both ways, it’s not fair to you.

At least you’re busy!

23 12 2008
lara21167

In answer to ya’ll from the last post… Yes my son is graduating in June. I think he is going to come live with us while he goes to College or until he can get his own place. We’ve been talking about that, so I hope so. Anyway thanks. I think I got a case of the Christmas Blues. haha. Last year or the year before I got depressed right before Christmas. There was alot of tragdities (sp) on the news that year and it was depressing!! Anyway I feel like we all have known each other a long time ever though we haven’t met face to face. Alright enough sentiment…

Clo yea you may want to give up on Cindy. She sounds way too self involved.

23 12 2008
lara21167

OH and I just had a good scare. I called home to check on Kristy, she gets home from school about 2:40. My hubby answered and asked me if she was going to a friends after school, this was about 2:50. So I told him to go outside and look for her, he already had but went again. I called the school and her bus broke down at the school and they had to send for another one. Now the school calls about everything under the sun, why can’t they call about a bus being late?? Scared me to death!!

24 12 2008
lara21167

Need some prayers and good vibrations!! My boss had a brain hemorage, he’s in the hospital and his wife said they won’t know anything for 24 – 48 hours. Yesterday was his birthday, today is Christmas Eve. And we were just in here making fun of what a scrooge he is. Now I feel bad.

I have my home computer up and running but still can’t get on the internet. I spent an hour on the phone with verizon. Everything seems to be working, the lady said it has to be the settings in my internet explorer. I took a disk I have here at work and am going to reload it, see if that does anything. May be online this weekend.

24 12 2008
lara21167

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! or Hannika (sp) or kwansa (sp) How ’bout Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 12 2008
Janey

Rowdy, the xmas cards are hilarious!!!
and yes it sounds like the guy wants to have it both ways
without any regards to how its making you feel.
your right to want to focus on you right now. Happy Holidays!

Lara-i will send good thought to your boss.

24 12 2008
Clo

Good thoughts to your boss Laura! Trying to get ready to go to my Aunt and Uncles for a little bit. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays!

24 12 2008
Janey

im depressed =[
my mom and i got into a stupid argument and now we’re not speaking so i left the house and now im at Ezi’s but he’s at work. its fucking christmas eve. you would think people would like to get along. nd now im just sitting here watching Oreo chew on my pen. i dropped it.
stupid fucking holidays. they suck. i need booze and a cigg.

24 12 2008
Clo

Janey, it takes two to fight, and you could go back and apologize to your mom. I mean, I don’t know who did what, or what you guys were fighting about, or who’s right and who’s wrong, but it IS Christmas Eve, and tomorrow IS Christmas, and I’m going to assume that you were fighting about something that in a week isn’t going to matter anyway. My mom and I used to have dumb little fights all the time, usually around a holiday cause we were both stressed and stuff. You’re going to get over it eventually, sooner will just make you a lot happier than later.

25 12 2008
Witchypoo

Hey Ladies…MERRY CHRISTMAS! It’s 11:53 pm here – so not quite Christmas Day, yet…but, close enough. We’re all still up rummaging around; I’ve been preparing food for tomorrow’s dinner, and we’ve all been cleaning. We just got done watching ‘Christmas Vacation’ with Chevy Chase…we watch that every year at least a couple of times; I LOVE that movie, (anyone as goofy as Chevy Chase’s character has GOT to be loveable, you know?). Anyhoo…Heathness just put out his cookies and milk for Santa; he’s at that darling age when he believes totally in the goodness and cheer of that jolly old man. Pure magic.

Janey…Sweetie, I know it’s a downer to have to deal with a spat with your Mom – especially at Christmas. Regardless of what it’s about, it’s a strain to deal with all the emotional crap, sometimes. My mom and I haven’t spoken or seen each other in over 4 years; it’s a looooo—-ng story that goes back to many years ago, so I won’t go into it. Suffice to say that I doubt your current difficulties with your Mom run as deep as that, (I’m making that assumption based on what you’ve mentioned about your mother in past comments – obviously, I could be wrong). However, if I’m right about you having a decent relationship with her…any spat can be worked out. It will be alright…so, SMILE, and enjoy the holiday, Janey. Give your guy a big kiss and hug, think happy thoughts, and let it shine, Sweetie.

Lara, Cloey, Goldie, Janey, Gabber…peace on earth and goodwill to everyone. Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, Happy Hannika, (I’m too tired to look anymore for the right spelling), Happy Kwansa, (sp?), Happy Holidays…you name it, Ladies. Hey…it’s officially Christmas, and Jerry, Beau and I just looked outside: it’s snowing!…so pretty. Hugs & kisses…nightie-night, and take care.

25 12 2008
Janey

MERRY CHRiSTMAS!!!!!

soo its ten o’clock. i just woke up and Ezi still sleeping lol
i decided that i wasnt going to let my argument with my mom ruin my christmas eve. so i called Ezi he couldnt get off of work til 5 which actually worked out great. i made him a huge traditional Puerto Rican christmas dinner and i made Coquito [Spanish Eggnog] its got condensed milk, coconut rum and cinnamon. i made two huge bottles. i called my cousins and Ezi’s siter and her boyfriend over. and when Ezi got home he was surprised. so Edwin [Ezi’s sister’s boyfriend] brought over some Vodka and it was fun. we played the alphabet game and got drunk and everyone just crashed. i have a headache. im hoping it goes away before i go back home to try and work things out with my mom.

and yes it was a stupid fight. she made a comment that i didnt like and i said something about it and then we argued about it nd then i left. my sister is suppoed to come over tonight. i haven seen her in a couple moths. she lives in New Jersey soooo that should be fun.

Witchy-we’re getting tons of snow tomorrow.

everyone have a fun, safe Christmas!!!!

25 12 2008
monkeyspeaks

Hey guys. Hope everyone is having a good xmas. Good thoughts to your boss from Fla as well (soon to be Cali… eep. I leave in 3 days although I leave for the wedding tomorrow in N. Fla).

I don’t think dude wants to have it both ways to be honest. I mean he knows I don’t get “physical” with someone unless I am in a relationship with them and obviously, there is no more relationship lol. We do talk everyday still. He’s usually the one to call me and then I’ll call back or something.

He’s actually being pretty helpful. He knows that I don’t have a car my first day there and I have to get the dog and myself to the apartment from the airport which is like 30 minutes to an hour away from my place depending on traffic. He said if he can take the few hours off of work he would come pick us up so I don’t have to rent a car. I told him I appreciated the offer to help and if he could then cool and if not then I would be fine.

A mutual friend of ours is coming over after I get into the apartment to help me run some errands. That grand ole, just moved in, Target run. Gotta get an airmattress to sleep on, some sheets and a comforter to tide me over till my stuff arrives, some kitchen stuff (I didn’t bring dishes with me. I didn’t have a full set so I have to go get dishes and cuttlery) and of course lots of cleaning supplies. Dude was funny cause he was like uhhh you know they clean the apartment for you before you get there and I said I knew that but I don’t feel clean and settled till I clorox the bathroom and simple green the kitchen on my own. So we are gonna do that together (myself and Pam, the mutual friend) and her husband may come by the apt also and hang out with us for a bit. I call him Big Brother cause he looks out for me.

He said he knew that Dude was gonna pull this right before I moved and has nothign to do with me which I agree with. I mean I shoulda saw it coming. Right now I figure I am just gonna focus on me and get settled and start work and he and I can just take it from there. The fact that he still calls everyday to talk… and not to see if “I am ok” but to see how the packing went, what did i get my family for xmas, what are my plans for the day, just your regular everyday stuff. He still calls me on his way home from work or before I go to bed…. I am sure part of it is habit, but I think part of it is because he still cares and is just confused and it is much easier to say lets step away and figure it out on our own than to try and force something into working. Im not saying I will get back with him and I’m not saying I won’t, nor am I saying I will even necessarily have that option. But for now I just want to take one day at a time. I’ve been feeling a lot better.

And the wedding is Saturday. My friend is SO FUNNY. I didn’t want to tell her we broke up but it came up. She is sitting me at a table with some people I know from college, including one of my exes and his date (i told her that was fine, i dont need her worrying about petty things!) and she is sitting this guy that she has beent rying to set me up with for two years HAHAHA. I looked him up. Not a totally bad looking guy. I mean Im not interested in anything like that right now but it will be nice to have a potential dance partner. They are just doing a sweetheart table because we don’t plan on really sitting long and has spread out the wedding party among all the guests so that everyone feels special.

Man. I’d be lying if i said I wasn’t nervous for the wedding and the move. Part of me is like ok, lets just get this over already so it can be done and in the past (the move more than the wedding) but then the other part of me is like. OMG its too soon, I want to stay home with mom and dad longer. I’m living with them for the time being. We actually get along REALLY well. I hang out with them more than some of my friends!!! (Yea, Laura, I dont know how your daughter is right now – I know when I was her age I always wanted to be out with friends and not home…. but by college I got close with my parents and then after when I moved out they had to tell me to leave the house cause I was around so often. Not because I didn’t have other options but because all I ever wanted to do was hang out here hahaha). It is going to be really tough for me, not having my parents around. Im so used to just going to their place to hang out that I don’t know how I am going to handle not having that option.

26 12 2008
Clo

OK, just a quick note before I head home from Moms, I’ll adress all your guys comments either later tonight or tomorrow… But it’s getting late and it’s a looooong day and I’m tired. Anyway, Caydens first Christmas was amazing, very much fun, and I loved it. Cayden hit the jackpot, lol. Which is funny cause originally we said no gifts… And we didn’t really get him a lot of stuff… He doesn’t have like any toys, so we got him two rattles (one set is wrist/ankle rattles you can put on) a monkey that lights up, and a fisher price laugh and learn puppy which is actually really creepy (goes off randomly, says things like “hug me” and “I love you” or “You got my toes!” in a really creepy voice when no one touches him. It was on sale, and I heard a lot of people like it, but it creeps me out. Then we got him a car seat toy, a teether, and diapers. My Mom got him this leap frog toy that’s like a ball and you spin it and it says the alphabet and has animals and stuff… And a sweat suit. My sister and brother got him bottles… My cousin who’s my best friend got him this really cute classic pooh picture, a tigger, and a baby einstien movie…. His Grandparents and Great Uncle are tomorrow, I know his other Grandparents got him his jumperoo, I don’t know if they got him anything else. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, but his jumperoo was 90 bucks, so I mean that was a lot.

Anyway, I’m so excited because my cousin got me tickets to see Rent! Which is my FAVORITE musical (did I tell you I’m a total showtune loving dork?) Rent and Once on this Island are my two faves. I’ve seen the Rent musical once, but they’re closing down, so I was totally bummed to find out that they weren’t coming here, cause I didn’t think I’d have the money to go. And then I was even more bummed because Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal from the original broadway show (they were cast by Jonthan Larson himself, and they were in the movie) are coming back to do the tour…. So my cousin told me she’d pay for my ticket to go see Rent in Pittsburgh. Well, we were going to do Cleveland, cause it’s closer, but it’s really soon (Jan. 6th) and the only seats left are crappy ones. So we decided to wait to go to PA, cause Steph went to college there and knows people, so we’d have someone to stay with (although Jeremy and I were talking about getting a hotel room and making i a mini vacay) Anyway, tickets don’t go on sale till the end of Feb. and then the show isn’t till April (And Cayden will be 7 months then, which is crazy to me!) but I’m so excited!

Alright, this is longer than I thought, but Happy Holidays everyone, and I’ll respond laterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

26 12 2008
Janey

Ezi and i just got home. we went to a party. i have never laughed that much in my entire life!!!! it was awsome its only 11:30 but we cam home early cause Ezi was tired and we did have a pretty late night last night and he has to work tomorrow. im tired as well. o0o0o and yes Ezi totally loved his shoes that he got for xmas from me so…SCORE!!! lol and i LOVED my new phone. YAY! i think its time for bed. i can hardly…Damn! Oreo just left me a present of his own. okay not going to bed. going to clean up poop THEN join Ezi in uniterrupted sleep!
Merry Christams.
[which will be over in 30 minutes lol]

26 12 2008
Clo

Rowdy- I LOVE your attitude about the whole guy situation… And I dunno, I do think he cares about you still. I think you moving out there spooked him. Keep doing your own thing, and if he’s supposed to come around, he will, and if he’s not, you’ll most certainly find someone else. And have fun at the wedding! I’m glad you’re in better spirits!

Witchy- Christmas Eve we watched a Christmas Story. I’m all about tradition, so I think that may become ours. We also started a few other traditions, such as buying Cayden an ornament, and a pair of PJ’s. There’s a few more I thought about after Christmas, like I’d like to buy him a “classic” Christmas movie. I was bummed cause I didn’t catch the old school How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie… They played the new one, but I didn’t see them playing the old one, so I’m going to try to find it and get it for him, and the start buying other old classics (Frosty, Charlie Brown, ect.) How’d Heath enjoy Christmas? I can’t wait till Cayden can set out cookies and all that jazz.

Janey- Can I have some of your uninterrupted sleep? Cayden won’t sleep more than a 4 hour stretch, and he sleeps better when he’s in bed with us… Only I don’t sleep unless he’s in his co-sleeper, and then I sleep poorly (it takes up a ton of room). So needless to say, I’m tired!

I wanna hear about everyone’s Chrismas! And Lara, I’m assuming you’re not at work, so I can’t wait till Monday to hear about yours!

OK, I just got Cayden to sleep and now I need to speed clean. We’re doing Christmas with the in laws tonight, and they bought Cayden a jumperoo and are coming over to put it together after dinner, and our place is a WRECK!

26 12 2008
Janey

i just got home. i went out to but a skirt and some heels cause i was going out tonight but guess who just got home from work and has a fever? so im going to not go out and take care of my man.

Clo-he still wont sleep? i cant not have at least 6 solid hours of sleep. i get the worst migrane. and my christmas was pretty boring. i had party/small get together on christmas eve and i went to a party at the Pastors house last night. it was fun. her nices are soooo funny. we got hom early cause Ezi was tired. i got him shoes fof christamas cause i didnt know what else to get him. and i got him this hoodie i saw at P.C.X that i knew hewould love so i got him that. and he got me a new cell phone and these cute pj bottoms that are more for his liking than mine =] and he got me bras. i dont know why but he said that he was tired of the ones i have so he got me some more. and thats pretty much it.

my mom and i are speaking again. she went shopping with me. she got something for Munchkin. who completely ignored me after i gave him his present. he was pretty much like “Yay! i got a present now leave me alone” lol

26 12 2008
Clo

I’ve been getting really bad headaches too. I dunno if it’s lack of sleep, needing glasses or both. But nope, he’s not sleeping. He won’t eat more than 4 ounces at a time, and now he’s bigger so he needs to eat more often. I tried cereal, and it doesn’t really do too much, maybe gives us 4 hours more consistantly. Plus he’s on this kick where he wants to sleep in bed with us, and we just don’t have the room. My in laws asked us if we have room for a king sized bed, so I’m wondering if they’re getting that for us, and if they are, I’d be SOOOOO happy. It may sound really mean, but the one thing my in laws are good for is money. Money and food, they’ve taken us to some of the tastiest places to eat, lol. He’s officially 3 months next week. I thought he was 3 months last week, but I guess you go by the date of the month he was born (so the 28th) instead of weeks. This whole thing is confusing… And then we get to start sleep training, YAY. But his doctors appt is in feb. and if he’s still on 4 ounces then, I’m going to ask her if there’s anything we can do…

I just feel like I don’t have any time anymore. I mean, my mom takes him once a weekend, and that’s nice, but then I feel like I only have one day to get stuff done, and there’s so much to get done… And then hubby wants time spent with him, and I do love spending time with him, but he usually wants to go out and I’m so tired!

On a better note, I’m pretty sure I got my period today (sry, was that TMI? I just have never been and never thought I would be so happy about getting it) It’s a little weird, so I’m not sure if that is really it, but I heard that your period is different the first couple times, after having a baby soooo.

26 12 2008
Clo

Forgot to say we got a THUNDERSTORM today. I heard something outside and I was like “is that Thunder?” and I was like “noooo, it can’t be, it’s december!” But sure enough… Thunder and lightening. Cayden LOVED it, he always got really active in the womb when we would have storms. But, they’re calling for a high of 65-71 tomorrow! Which is just typical crazy Ohio weather…. Like a week ago it was 20 below and now it’s going to be 70????

27 12 2008
Janey

Good Morning, Ladies!
Happy Saturday ❤

28 12 2008
Janey

hey guys. boring saturday.
my sisters home so we’re playin battle ship.
im totally kickin her ass!!! lol

29 12 2008
Janey

what is it with random people not minding their own business??
soo0o0 me and my cousin were out and we had her five kids and her sisters 2 kids. and they were all behaving bas except Arielys who just turned one. so my cousins 7 year old daughter was told to saty near my cousin so we wouldnt lose track of the kids if one should wonder off we’d know who it was and blah blah. so her 4 year old [Eliel] hit her 7 year old [Thaisnelly] and she ran away from us to chase him and hit him bcak. i was in the middle of tying a shoe while trying to change a diaper and i notice that two kids are running around so my cousin get them and tells them they have to stay with us. strages LOVE to kidnap little kids like them. but Thaisnelly saw Eliel stick his tongu out at her and she went after him gain. when she came back my cousin gently grabbed her by the arm to reprimand her. well Thaisnelly thinks that she’s grown so she dismissively waved her mother off and went after her brother yet again. my cousin went to grab her arm so she would but she moved and my cousin ended up pulling her unbelievably LONG hair.

my point. this lady saw what happend and sees my cousin stongly reprimanding her daughter and she’s looking at us like my cousin is beating the shit out of her daughter. which she’d never do cause she hates hitting her kids so she doesnt she just yells at them. i on the other hand have no thoughts about lightly spanking them when i feel they deserve it. so the lady started shaking her head disapprovingly and i asked her if she had something to say. she was all “i just dont think its right for her to treat her child that way” i was like “um excuse me. children who dont listen to their parents get yelled at. she wasnt hitting her and yes she pulled her hair but it was an accident. if you want to cause drama id be more than happy to spank the shit out of her and give you a reason to shake your head. but you dont have one. so go about your business and we’ll do the same. thank you.”

and my cousin felt so bad. she was pissed that the lady though she was mistreating her daughter when she was just simply correcting her. if i was her i would have spanked her. i dare my 7 year old to wave me away dismissively the way she did. she talks back to my cousin, hits the littlle ones and does all types off things and blames her sister for it. she hates when i babysit cause i call her out on it. but i only spanked her onec when i told her something and she hit me. i dont care how old she is she will not disrespect me. anyways theres my rant =[

29 12 2008
Janey

sorry for the typos.
there are a lot =[

29 12 2008
Clo

Janey- I know it’s probably annoying when people butt in, however, on the other hand, I’d rather have someone butt in and be annoying/wrong, then to not butt in on a real case of abuse, you know? It’s hard though, there are so many times when I just want to yell at people when their kids act up… I know when I was younger if we acted up in public, we didn’t go out anymore. I mean, I get that sometimes kids will have meltdowns, and that’s not the parents fault, but we were at a chinese buffet the other day and these parents were just letting their kids run around, bumping into people and screaming. I’m like, it’s not a McDonalds play place, keep your kids under control. Then not too long ago, we were shopping at Target, and my Mom kept trying to look at this rack of clothes, and this woman had her two kids… And they were running and playing hide and go seek in the racks and stuff, and kept bumping into my Mom and not saying excuse me. And my Mom would move, and the lady was like following her… I mean parents get mad when you say something to their kids, and I kinda get that, especially if the parent is trying to discipline their child themselves. But what are you supposed to do if the parent isn’t doing anything? I mean I don’t think you should take it upon yourself to discipline the child, especially if you don’t know them, but parents get so pissed when you say something to them. But I’m like, c’mon, you know when you’re child is acting a fool.

We went shopping all weekend. Places had great sales. The Carters Store had an awesome sale, and I love them. Their stuff is SO cute, but it’s so expensive, unless they’re running deals. Like 25 dollars for a pair of jeans? I don’t think so, not when my child will be out of them in a week. But when they run sales I go nuts! Figured out and priced my new tattoo, I’m hoping to get it for my birthday.

29 12 2008
Janey

it sounds like they had pretty good sales Clo. and thats wsome about your tattoo. i want one across my wrist but im not sure if im gonna get it yet.

29 12 2008
Clo

I wanted to get “No Day” across one wrist and “But Today” across the other (it’s the theme/tagline from Rent.) But I’m not sure if/when I go back to work if I’ll be allowed to have tats, so I try to place them where I can cover them. It’s tricky though, cause I dunno where I’m going to put the one for Cayden. Jeremy says my shoulder, but my other one is on the back of my neck, so I can’t see it. I thought my calf, but I dunno, that seems like a weird place to put one. So, we’ll see.

29 12 2008
lara21167

Good morning everyone. Glad to hear everyone had a great christmas. My Christmas was good everyday around it wasn’t lol. I left work on Christmas Eve at noon. I had some last minute things to grab. so I did that on the way home. I get a grocery store gift card from work, so I get my Christmas ham with that. Anyway, I got home Christmas Eve and my husband told his brother (who doesn’t drive) to have his boss drop him off at our apartment and we’d take him home later. Well my hubby got me messing with that damn computer again. Turns out Verizon is going to send us another modem. Won’t work and we tried 2 different computers. Anyhoo my husband and his brother can make a nun cuss they are soooo annoying. So I told joey to take Jimmy on home. Well they decided to stop at a bar and Joey didn’t get home until after 5:00. By the time I headed to the store it was almost 6:00. All the stores around here closed at 6:00 on Christmas Eve. Even Walmart!! We drove all over and there were cars in every grocery stores parking lot people tring to get last minute things. So my daughter starts crying. “What are we going to eat!!” Like we had nothing. It’s funny now… So we had our Christmas dinner on Friday. So after we get home, my son’s grandmother had called and he called her back. Now his father and I always switched off the holidays. Since he’s been with his grandmother I haven’t had him for 1 holiday!! Well she got mad at him and kept hanging up on him when he said he was staying till Christmas. And he got upset. I almost took him back. But he stayed. Oh and we watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” every Christmas Eve. and “A Christmas Story” on Christmas day. (I remember seeing that movie at the movie theatres on a date when I was 16 lol) But Christmas was good, we went to my MIL in the morning. My little great nephew got soooo much stuff it was ridiculas!! Poor Kristy got alot but she was always the “golden child” until Brian came along so i think she had her feelings hurt. Even though I told her Brian is a baby and would get more. Then we took Richie back (can’t bring myself to say “home”) and we were invited to a friends house for Christmas dinner. So everything worked out. But I was starting to feel sick. By Friday I was off and on feeling pretty sick. Of course I had grocery shopping and had to take my daughter to the mall to spend one of her gift cards. By Saturday it got me good. Had the flu full on. I’m at work now, but still not feeling too good.

29 12 2008
Janey

its not weird on your claf. my brither has one there. but his takes up the whole thing. its a fire blowing dragon. he got it when he was 18 to make my mom mad. but that’d be a cute place. my sister has four. she has one on her lower stomach. one behing her ear. one on the back of her neck. and one across her wrist. she wants to get fading stars from her ribcage to her belly button but she hasnt decided yet

29 12 2008
Janey

calf, i hate typo’s

29 12 2008
Clo

Aw Laura, I’m sorry you’re sick! This was the first year I got the flu shot, because of Cayden and cause I was already so tired of being sick.

Janey- I spelled calf wrong anyway, lol Calf is a baby cow, I shoud have said calve I think, but who the hell cares? There are just certain spots on the body that are deemed “guy” spots, like the upper arms and I think maybe the calve. Not that that would stop me, but. It just makes me a little iffy.

29 12 2008
lara21167

I can’t help you on the tatoo thing, i don’t have any. Next year Cloey you’ll get to do the cookies and milk thing. Btw, I said before our weather is copying each other. We didn’t get as cold as you, but we were up in the 60’s yesterday, a little cooler now but it just feels like spring. I could skip winter altogether.

Witchy how did the boys enjoy their Christmas?

My boss is still in bad shape. The first 48 hours were the most critical, and he’s hanging on but still bad. He didn’t seem to have a stroke and not an anerism (sp). The doctor said that the bleeding seems to be from a hit in the head. But apparently he didn’t say he’d hit his head or anything. Idk.

29 12 2008
Janey

ill be sending good thoughts to your boss and his family

29 12 2008
Janey

my sister and i are going to the movies the ninth to go see Bride Wars. she said that it was a movie about us. lol it prolly is

29 12 2008
Clo

Aw, I hope he didn’t get like attacked or anything like that, Laura. And yeah, we got up to like 65-70 the other day, it was nice. And then it went back to being chilly, but not unbearable. Ohio weather is always weird, and I kinda hate it, it’s not fair to give us a tease like that and then take it away!

29 12 2008
lara21167

Maryland weather is weird like that too, but we usually don’t get any extremes if you know what I mean.

No I don’t think my boss was attacked. He may be in his upper 60’s but he is a big man. Not fat just tall and big. Not too many would want to take on someone like that. He may have hit his head though and thought nothing of it. A girl who used to work here, hit her head, just hard enough to cuss a minute and a few days later she was vomiting and dizzy. Went to the doctor and she had a mild concussion. So sometimes you just don’t realize.

Everyone have a good night. Rowdy I lost track of time, have you moved or in the process?? Let us know how it’s going.

29 12 2008
Janey

Lara-i think she said she was going to a wedding then she was moving? im not sure. thats what i think she said

30 12 2008
Janey

GOOOOOOD MONRNiNG, LADiES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 12 2008
lara21167

Good morning Janey!! Where is everyone, busy I guess. I’m still fighting this flu. I think Rowdy should be moving either yesterday or today, so I guess she’ll update us when she gets settled. I’m excited for her, that’s a big move and it sounds like she has an exciting career waiting her.

30 12 2008
Janey

HMm…Lara, now that you mention it, we havent heard from Witchy in a while. and MT posted on the bedroom blog like yesturday. i wonder how she is…hope Gabber is okay too. havent heard from her in a while.

30 12 2008
lara21167

I guess Witchy is just busy. Hope nothing is wrong… And MT Idk, I made one more attempt to say hi on Bedroom Blog and told her to check in with us. I mean if she forgot the url all she has to do is ask….

30 12 2008
Janey

im bored =-[

30 12 2008
Clo

So I’m not listening to my Mom anymore, lol. She said Cayden was too big and we could stop swaddling him now. And while technically we can, he sleeps better when we do it! I was so exhausted last night, and he was super fussy. I noticed he calmed down when I really held him tight. So I swaddled him as tight as I could, and the kid passed out like that. We fell asleep at 11, and we woke him up around one to try to get him to eat, but he still only took about 2 ounces. But he slept till 5! I’m not sure how long he would have slept had we not fed him, but then he slept from 5 till 9:30, and then was up for like an hour, and laid back down at 10:30 and didn’t wake up till 12:30. Depending on how the next few nights go, I may be moving him to his crib. Although that makes me kinda sad.

Witchy is probably busy with the kids being home. As far as MT, I’m not sure what happened with her. I just kinda assumed she got busy with cleanup and wedding plans.

OK fussy hungry baby, and hungry Mommy!

30 12 2008
Janey

Wow clo sound like Cayden might just start sleeping through the night. you think? or is it too soon? i know you cant wait lol

30 12 2008
Janey

OH MY GOD!!!!!
BAD GiRLS CLUB SEASON 2
MARATHON!!! WOOOT!!!!

sorry as you can see, its my favorite show lol

30 12 2008
lara21167

Swaddling, if he likes it do it no harm in that. My daughter hated to be swaddled from the day she was born. I think she was so cramped in my uterus she didn’t want to feel cramped anymore!! And she never liked to be tucked in in bed or hugged too long. Funny child

30 12 2008
Clo

He may start sleeping through the night. Our cable guy who was here yesterday said he has a 7 month old who started sleeping through the night at 1 month old. However, I know someone now who has a 7 month old who still isn’t sleeping through the night, it really varies from child to child. Just like swaddling. Some kids can’t stand it, and some need it. I just wish he’d eat more at one time. He’s such a big boy I think he needs it/ I dunno he’s been so weird about eating lately… I almost can’t wait till the ped appointment, but it does mean more shots 😦

30 12 2008
lara21167

I always just thought babies and young children eat what they want and need. Some kids though you have to push them. So long as he is growing and is healthy he’s fine. My son loved to be swaddled, Kristy would just fight and fight ’till she got her arms free. I remember in the hospital those nurses would wrap her so tight, but she’d squirm and wriggle till her arms were free. Then here’d come another nurse wrapping her up. Poor baby.

30 12 2008
Janey

i always think that the poor babies being so wrapped up are prolly
sufficating=[ my niece also hated bein all wrapped up tight. so we usually kept he in warm long sleeve onesies

31 12 2008
Witchypoo

Helloooooo—ooo, Ladies! How’s it going? I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately…I’ve been sick, plus trying to keep up with all the guys at home, Christmas, etc. I started getting sick on Christmas Day, just in time for all the droves of family to start showing up. All day while cooking and getting ready, I felt odd…a little light-headed, headache, a little moody, etc. By the time everyone left later in the evening, I started realizing just how crappy I felt…plus I couldn’t breathe very well, which always makes me feel worse, anyway. So, I haven’t had the energy to do more than the bare minimum for the last few days. Tomorrow is filled with appointments for the spawn and I: my yearly gyno exam, (Yahoo…not!), Beau’s and Chance’s weekly allergy shots, Beau’s orthodontist braces tightening/adjustment…then Heathness has his martial arts class at 4:00. After all that, we’re going to Jerry’s parents for his birthday dinner, (his birthday was yesterday). We tried this new Japanese sushi/steak/seafood restaurant that just opened a few miles away from us. It was really good, and we all got a kick out of watching the Japanese chef cooking our food right at our table on the built-in grill…the place was packed. Heath was riveted watching the entertaining chef toss his knives/blades around, juggling eggs, etc…it was funny.

Hey, girls…I finally got a few pictures posted on Lara’s myspace page where she set up a folder for me. Predictably, they’re under ‘Witchypoo’s photos’. Thanks, Sweetlara for letting me post some photos, since all of you have posted pictures of you and your families. I kind of felt like the black sheep, you know? hahaha. Maybe I can post more every now and then…I love looking at all of your’s also. The last two are pictures of Beau and Chance in their “specialized” sport…Beau’s has his name under the picture…but I forgot to put Chance’s name under his, (it’s just identified as ‘Our baseball hero’). It’s Chance pitching. I gave Jerry a really nice camera for Christmas, plus a scanner for his birthday…he wants to really start taking more pictures of our family, (not that we don’t already have a ton, with a pretty decent digital camera)…he wants to be able to tweak the photography more, and have a camera that will take really good action pictures of moving subjects, (think: boys and their sporting activities, for one thing). Anyhoo, he’s having fun learning some of the cool things you can do with the camera, photoshop, etc. Damn! I forgot to include a really cute picture of Heath in his martial arts class, doing a great kicking pose. Maybe I’ll get that one up soon, if you want to see it. Cloey and Janey, you two take a lot of really cute pictures. Lara’s are darling, also…but you need MORE, Girl! Hahaha.

Speaking of you, Lara…I can’t believe your son’s grandmother would throw such a hissy fit on Christmas Day over him spending the holiday with you. Shit…it’s not like you’re his MOTHER or anything, is it?! What a spoiled, inconsiderate brat to hang up on your poor son…making him feel bad for wanting to spend Christmas with his mother. Unbelievable that she would act like that.

Janey, your story about the busybody woman in the store with your nieces/nephews…yeah, there’s always someone willing to speak before they take the time to actually observe what’s really going on before opening their yaps. It’s usually pretty easy to tell the difference between an actual abused child from one who is being reprimanded for misbehaving; normally, a child who is abused has a totally different demeanor from one who’s bold enough to mouth off and misbehave in public. Maybe some people have only had the experience of raising perfectly well-behaved children, and don’t know what it’s like to be humiliated in public when your child blurts out embarrassing words/sentences, or runs around like a lunatic, or stomps his/her foot while yelling, “NO-NO-NO, MOMMIE!!!” Some people just have no idea, you know?

Cloey, it sounds like you had a great Christmas; I’m so happy for you about the ‘Rent’ tickets. That’s great! Yeah, my boys really enjoyed Christmas, also…Heath was so thrilled that Santa actually ate ALL the chocolate-chip cookies and drank all the milk we set out with him on Christmas Eve before bed. It was pretty cute. Like you, we have some Christmas traditions, also…I buy special ornaments every year symbolizing that particular year…take special pictures, collect Christmas classic movies, etc. It’s good to have a few special traditions that you, your husband, and the children can associate with the holidays; it’s surprising how important these things are to our children…they really seem to latch onto them, making them a permanent part of their experiences/expectations.

Janey…how’s Oreo? Does Ezi spoil him?

It’s getting late, and I have to be up pretty early tomorrow. Nightie-night, Girls, and take care.

31 12 2008
Janey

sooo i should probably fill you guys in. its 10 in the morning. i just got home. i’ve had the most AMAZING night!!!! Ezi surprised me yesturday by telling me he booked us a room at a hotel. we got there around 8. we had so much fun!! and now i’ve got to pack cause we’re going to NYC to see the ball drop tonight and its a 3 hour car ride =[
we’ll be back around 5 in the evening tomorrow.
[oh and YAY!!!! we finally got to have sex] just thought i’d throw that in there.

Witchy-glad your boys had fun on christmas. BTW i looked at you pix and your boys are soooo adorable! you look kinda like i had you pictured in my mind. i aslo have to add some more pix from christmas but i’ll wait till after today.

31 12 2008
Janey

o0o0 and i forgot: Ezi LOVES Oreo. he’s something else. Ezi and i were kissing and Oreo jumped on Ezi and humped his leg. i lost him in the snow in the backyard caue he’s more white than blck so i couldnt see him. i freaked cause i thought he ran away lol

31 12 2008
lara21167

Good Morning. Witchy love the pics. You look just like I pictured you. Actually all of you do. Which is funny because I usually picture people wrong. Your boys are very handsome. And Heath is adorable. Yes he looks like he can be a handful. I got this stupid flu too started christmas and am just starting to feel better. Yesterday was the first day I really ate for a good 3 days.

Hey anyone have any suggestions on why I can’t access the internet at home. Verizon sent a 2nd modem. Still not working, they are sending another, but I don;t think that’s the problem. I’ve had 3 different people try and can’t get anywhere. The Verizon tech’s are in India, I think, and they obviously have a certain protocal to follow and really don’t know anything. I think I’m going to call my local cable company. They have tech’s come out and hook it up for you. So maybe one day I’ll have internet at home. That is if my hubby doesn’t throw the computer out the window first lol.

31 12 2008
Janey

Ezi and i are leaving now, ladies.
Have a great new year!

31 12 2008
Clo

Oh my goodness Witchy, your kids are adorable! Especially Heath, lol. He looks like he is SUCH a…. I dunno, Cheeky Monkey comes to mind? LoL, I hope that’s not offensive and you get what I’m trying to say… He looks like the kid that is ALWAYS into something, and is a handful, but so damn cute he gets away with it, lol. And your family really looks like they love each other a lot.

I’m mad because I either lost our camera, or someone stole it. It’s possibly (and I’m hoping) in the car, but if not…. I want to take pictures! Cayden, now that he’s getting some solid sleep, is SO much happier. I put him in his crib for the first time to sleep last night. He went down (awake) at 10:30, fell asleep on his own (yay! I thought that was going to be the hardest part) and slept till 3:30. I, however, did not sleep so good. We had a wind advisory, so it was really windy/loud outside, and ever since we had that wicked bad windstorm that knocked out the power, I keep fearing it’ll happen again. So I kept waking up to the wind, half falling asleep to try to listen for Cayden, and fearing the power would go off and then I wouldn’t be able to hear Cayden on the monitor. He woke up at 3:30 and I moved him back into the bassinet. I think that’s what I’ll keep doing (put him down at first in the crib, then when he wakes, move him back into our room.) until he sleeps through the night. I am a little sad though, I feel like I haven’t slept with him in a long time, or held him while he sleeps. So, today I made some baby-mommy cuddle time. He’s headed over to my Mom’s tonight.

He’s growing up too fast. I’m so sad, I want my tiny little baby back. I get so excited for what’s to come, walking, talking… All that stuff but then… I get sad when I realize that it won’t be too long from now when he’ll be too big to fall asleep on my chest…

Being a Mom is some of the biggest heartbreak ever.

Oh well. Here’s to a new year, ladies!

31 12 2008
lara21167

Yes Cloey Motherhood has alot of heartbreaks, and alot of love so it evens out. Btw, I told you Maryland weather copies Ohio, we are getting the wind now and it’s awful!! Well everyone have a great New Year. I plan on doing nothing. Maybe baking cookies with my “baby”. We never did get to bake Christmas cookies, unless you count the ones my hubby burned (left them in the oven for 1/2 hour!!) Anyway have fun!!!

31 12 2008
Clo

Laura, I meant to tell you that I have no idea what’s wrong with your computer, but my husband knows a little something about computers, so when he comes home, I’ll ask him to see if he knows what it could be.

We’re drinking tonight. We tried to plan a party, but everyone who said they’d come have slowly backed out. I hate that, it’s one of my biggest pet peeves, along with standing someone up. I mean if you don’t want to come or have better plans or whatever, that’s fine, just let me know. I’m just glad everyone backed out before we bought a ton of food and stuff. As far as standing someone up… There’s really no excuse. You can ALWAYS get ahold of someone, there’s cell phone, emails, text messaging… Ugh, hate that.

Can I just say I’m really happy I “met” you guys this year? As corny as it may sound, I think our internet friendship is really special, and it does mean a lot to me, as much as my husband makes fun of me for it (Men, just don’t understand some things.) So I hope you all have a lovely, happy, fun, SAFE, new year!

And Rowdy, hit us up when you get the chance. I know things have been hectic, but I miss you!

31 12 2008
lara21167

Thanks Cloey I feel the same. And once again I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year. I am not drinking, not quite over this flu although today is the best I’ve felt. But I am getting some steamed shrimp (that’s a tradition with us) Have a good one. Everyone watch for Janey on the New Years Eve shows (Joke, I know how many people are there 😉 ) I’d love to do that though, although I don’t know if I could take the cold. See ya next year…

31 12 2008
Witchypoo

Hi, Girls! Listen…we’re running out the door – again – this time to Heath’s martial arts class, then Jerry’s parents for a little while. It’s 3:30 pm here right now; we’ll be back early, and I can write more then. Cloey, Lara, Janey, Rowdy…I feel the same “corny” way you described about our internet friendship; it’s special to me, also. Btw…my husband LOVES making fun of me for it…and about a million other things, also.

More later, and take care.

1 01 2009
janey

Hey Guys!!!!
yes i also feel the same way about you guys.
sooo im typing on my phone so please excuse the typos =]
Ezi and i decided to NOT go see the ball drop this year. too LOUD,CROWDED
lol so we’re in the city now but we’re enjoying some quiet time and frankly i just wanna eat and go to bed lol we’re going to a restaurant soon.
everyone have a great and safe new years eve! i’ll “talk” to you guys next year lol

1 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hey Ladies…how’s it going? It’s 10:03 pm here; I know that some of you have already hit midnight: Happy New Year! We’ve been home for quite a while; I’m not overly motivated to do anything much…I’m tired, but I don’t feel like going to bed. So, I’m just downloading music, while Jerry is playing with his photo programs on his laptop, (photoshop and all that); Beau is playing ‘World Of Warcraft’ on his laptop, (I guess lots of teenage boys play it; he plays simultaneously with some of his friends); Chance is upstairs playing with Heath. There’s the rundown on all the exciting activities going on in our household right now; our neighborhood is really noisy, though…people are setting off loud fireworks. Fascinating, hmmm?

Lara…hope you’re feeling continually better; I know it’s hard to “celebrate” when you’re not feeling yourself. The steamed shrimp tradition sounds yummy; I love any traditions involving good food, (especially seafood/shellfish).

Talk to you all later…take care.

P.S…I’m glad you all enjoyed the pictures; I look so goofy in photos, and Jerry doesn’t always take a very good picture, either…but the spawn usually look pretty cute, (isn’t that always how it is? Kids almost always take good pictures, hugh?).

1 01 2009
Witchypoo

I forgot: Yes, Cloey…you said it just right about “kids being some of the biggest heartbreak ever”. I completely agree – as well as with Lara’s observation that Motherhood also involves a lot of love, thus making everything even out. Sometimes you really do feel like you’re going to lose your mind with all the intense feelings that bang around your heart; true, deep love with your partner can and sometimes does set off similarly intense emotions. All you can do is buckle your seatbelt and try to enjoy the ride, you know? Sometimes the intense emotions, (even the really happy ones), can be a little exhausting for me. Love in its many forms is often bittersweet and poignant; I wouldn’t trade the experiences, though. You’ll even out in some of your more heart-wrenching emotions, Cloey; Motherhood is so intense, (as is marriage, sometimes), it requires a gradual acclimation. Don’t worry, Sweetie…I’m sure you’ve got it covered.

Take care.

1 01 2009
Witchypoo

P.S.S….oh, yeah: meant to tell you, Cloey and Lara that you have it just right about my littlest spawn, Heath; he IS a “cheeky monkey” – that’s a good one, Cloey. He’s also a REALLY loving, affectionate little guy, too…and he’s really “old-fahioned” gallant, as well. He’s really protective of me; for instance, if Jerry is holding me down, tickling me and whatever, Heath will come running over to defend me…even though that means he’s going to be next. He’s really perceptive about emotions, picking up on subtle details in voice/mannerisms that I wouldn’t think he’d be aware of. So, he’s not JUST a handful…kind of a complex little monkey, you know?

Take care.

Btw…hope you find your camera; that’s got to be upsetting.

2 01 2009
Janey

hey guys! Happy ’09!!!!
Ezi and i just got home. we kinda bummed out and didnt go to times square cause after 4 hours in a car i just really wanted some food and a bed. it was 10 degrees in times square last night soooo also wasnt looking foward to that lol we went to visit my grandma instead. havent seen her in a while. she’s so cute. she’s 93 years old. so ezi and my cousin and my unle and i spent the night at grandma’s nd rang in the new year in a strage way. we were enjoying an intense domino playing. it went on till four in the morning and then i finally was like “me need sleep” lol

i enjoyed seeing my grandma. she’s the most amazing woman i have ever met. she had her right leg amputated when she was 10 years old. yet she got married, gave birth to 8 kids [including a set of twins] and she’s just this amazing, wise, spiritual woman. =]

sooo Ezi just ordered chinese. MMMMM! lol
must pick Oreo up tomorrow from Juicy’s house.
now im going to eat and shower and possibly pass out.
i’ll unpack tomorrow 😀

2 01 2009
Clo

Janey, it sounds like you had fun! We just stayed at home, drank (Cayden went to Moms), and played cards and hung out. All in all, pretty boring. I actually missed the ball dropping, I was outside with the dogs, lol.

I, however, found my camera, Yay! New pics of Cayden are up, I took too many. I always feel bad deleting any, even if they’re not good. I feel almost like I’m deleting him, lol.

I posted a video on my blog of him rolling over. He does it pretty well from tummy to back, and from his back he can get to his side. He’s sitting pretty well supported. He’s getting so big, I am so sad 😦

2 01 2009
Janey

yea we had fun.
Ezi and i were winning at domino’s and my uncle and cousin refused to admit defeat so we played until almost four in the morning and then i passed out. the boys were still yappin until i woke up and told them all to go to bed lol

speaing of waking up, i just took a nap and now im regreting it cause Ezi is going to bed now. so i’ll be awake all by my lonesome…unless i go back to bed OR otherwise distract him from sleep…HMMMM????

2 01 2009
Witchypoo

Happy ’09, Ladies; I’m on my way to bed here in a minute. Jerry is on vacation all this week…so tomorrow morning we have a service appointment set up for our truck. I have to get up early to get my workout done, shower, & get ready in time to leave with him for it. We just watched ‘Wanted’ with Angelina Jolie’, (sp?), Morgan Freeman, and James Macavoy, (no idea how to spell his last name)…I think it’s him, anyway. It was good, if you’re in the mood for a lot of action/violence; there’s actually some really amusing parts, also. I can’t make up my mind if I like Angelina or not; if you believe the tabloids, she and Brad Pitt started something up while he was still very much married to Jennifer Anniston…not pretty. I don’t care for mate-stealing/adulterous situations – though I also try not to be judgemental. I don’t get people who want someone who’s married: if they’re willing to cheat on their current spouse/partner…what’s to stop them from cheating again? I really doubt I could ever take a cheater seriously; he’d be useless to me, you know? Alright…I have NO idea what got me started on that line of thinking. Oh, yeah: the movie with her in it; it’s entertaining if anyone wants to check it out.

Cloey…I’m seeing a lot of bittersweet emotions from you regarding Cayden and his progress. I know EXACTLY how you’re feeling, Sweetie. From the moment we give birth to the little monkeys, the process of separation/flying away begins. Granted, it starts off pretty gradually…but an observant Mommie notices and feels every little step her baby takes toward independence – and away from her. Motherhood is a constant exercise in learning to let go, and it’s so damn difficult and heart-wrenching at times. The best mothers know how to let their children fly…but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take a lot out of them sometimes. Practice does make it easier, for the most part. Plus, a well-loved child will always symbolically hold your hand; that bond can’t be broken or made any less significant with time and life changes. It’s amazing how the heart remembers and stays loyal. So…try not to fret too much, Cloey.

Take care.

2 01 2009
lara21167

Good morning and Happy New Year. I am at work all by myself. We are officially closed, but I decided to work because with the end of the year I have alot to do. So here I am talking to you guys instead of working lol. Glad everyone had a good New Year. I had a migraine yesterday. Still kind of there tring to come back. Cloey, Witchy said it all regarding motherhood.

Janey I was thinking about you while I was watching the festivities at Time Square. I think you made the right choice not to go. My poor daughter is disappointed in the times square ball every year. This one really didn’t come down like it usually does so she was doubly disapointed. The first year she stayed up to watch it (and it was a struggle for her to stay up) She blinked or something and kind of missed it and started to cry. All we did was play games, bake cookies and that was about it.

2 01 2009
Janey

goooooood morning ladies!
its 9:04 am and i should still be sleeping buuuuut
i was woken up by the snow-blower. i refuse to believe that
we will get more snow!!! lol.

Lara- i watched it on tv kind of. i missed the ball dropping cause i was talking to
my grandma and we turned the tv on a bit too late=[

2 01 2009
Janey

you guys, joe hottie’s new post is very interesting lol

2 01 2009
Clo

Cayden slept through the night! I was so excited! Well, and kinda nervous, lol. It’s weird, my biggest dream since having him was the day he’d sleep through the night. But now that it happened… I woke up at 5 and mini-panicked that he hadn’t woken up yet. He’d be kinda weird all night, including one episode of severe spitting up, it just kept coming out his nose and he started choking. So I decided last night not to put him in his crib, but keep him in the room with me, just so I could hear if he spit up anymore. So we laid him down at 11, and he was out, and he woke up briefly at 12:30, crying for some reason, I have no clue why, he wasn’t hungry, wet, or anything like that, but pretty much as soon as I picked him up he stopped and went back to sleep. So hubby and I finished watching Dexter (loved it) and went to sleep. I woke up at 5, looked at the clock, and had a heart attack, I jumped up and peeked in the bassinet, convinced that he wasn’t going to be breathing. But, nope, he was, just passed out. So from then on, I was kinda half awake, trying to listen for him and when he’d wake up. When hubby got up to go to work (early to do new years inventory, yuck) I finally fell back asleep fully, and Cayden didn’t wake me up till 8. Then he took a bottle and went back down till 10:45. *sigh* It’s SO nice to feel rested 🙂

However, I am highly peeved at my husbands work right now. They put him late 3 fridays in December, which sucked because the person late on Fridays ALWAYS gets hosed. They also made him the late person Christmas Eve, on call Christmas day, and the late person that Friday, as well as the on call person that weekend. Then they tried to make him stay late New Years Eve, and he was like, no way jose. Then he got the schedule, and he’s late three fridays this month, which is bull. They’re supposed to rotate, and he seems like he just keeps getting screwed. Then he got paid today, only to find out that they messed up his check, which puts us in a tight spot, and they’re saying they’ll make it up to him on his next check, only I don’t think we’ll be OK if we do that.

I just hate his job. He’s tried looking other places for a new one, but nobody is hiring right now, at least nobody that pays as well as he gets paid.

Ughhhhhhhhhhh. 🙂

2 01 2009
lara21167

As I’ve said I am a bookkeeper and we do send our payroll to an outside agency now, my boss panicked when I had my perforated ulcer, I mean I’m in the hospital totally out of it on the phone with her trying to tell her how to do payroll. Anyway, I make misstakes of course, and if I jip someone and they need it, i’ll run a check on the spot. it makes me mad that alot of companies say they can’t do that, that b/s they can it’s just extra work!! I had to run checks this week myself because the payroll coming from the agency got lost again. So many people in accounting only know how their computer system works. They don’t know accounting or how to do things manually or bypass the system. ok my pet peeve for the day lol. Cloey glad Cayden slept through the night for you, and I know that Panic feeling. btw my headache is back. My excedrine’s not working for me 😦 I even got some excedrine migraine. It’s helping some enough to be able to function.

2 01 2009
Janey

im sooo glad he’s sleeping through the night, Clo!
thats awsome. no more tired mommie lol

Lara- i dont know what to tell you about your migranes.
i cant even get mine to go away lol but i do drink jasmine tea
and it helps it not hurt as much

3 01 2009
Janey

im in the midle of straightning my hair aannd my blow-dryer burns out. sooo i pput my hair in a bun and go get another one. they ranged in prices from 40-100 bucks. so i got this red one for 60 bucks and i got some hair moisterizer thing and this shine spray i love. so im straightning my hair. OH and im dying ma hair next week!!!! YAY! super excited. im doin black on the bottom and red on top. what do you ladies think about that? would it look nice?

4 01 2009
Janey

tragedy just happened.
i was play fighting with Ezi and i broke a nail and it broke right in half and it ws bleeding like crazy. funny part its my middle finger nail so now when i blow on it so it wont sting it looks like im trying to flip some one iff lol. god it hurts really bad. 😦

4 01 2009
Witchypoo

Blech! Gross! Bloody nails/fingers…YUCK! All that stuff makes me want to hurl, Janey. Hahaha…plus, we’ve been snacking on ice cream and various other junk foods all evening, so my stomach is VERY full, anyway. Put a bandaid on it, before it gets infected.

Today was another car errand day; this time, we took Jerry’s car in to the dealership for routine service/maintenance; they took a LONG time, so we were there twiddling our thumbs for a good 2 hours. We didn’t know it would take that long, or we’d have brought another vehicle; we wound up walking to Costco to take up some time, wandering around looking at things. There wasn’t even any close eating places for us to go hang out in when we got hungry. So, we went back to the dealership, ate cashews and biscotti, and drank coffee they keep there for customers. At least there were a lot of magazines to read while we snacked; Jerry and I critiqued the starlets and their fashions…(we were bored silly – there wasn’t anything else to do).

Anyhoo, when we got the car back and left, we went shopping for food, and the rest of the evening has been spent kicking back at home. Right now, there’s a Mike Holmgren, (head coach for our Seattle Seahawks football team), ‘Goodbye Special’ on tv; he’s leaving after 10 years…a very popular football coach. The segments showing various photos and scenes set to music always make me sentimental…silly, but I always get that way.

I wonder how Goldie is doing down in Cali; she said moving day was the 29th. I’m curious how she likes it so far…and how she and the guy are getting along, (if at all).

Lara…hope you’re feeling better after the illness and the lingering migraine. You poor girl; your husband should give you a really long back massage, and make you a great dinner while you sit with your feet up.

Janey…speaking of play fighting with your guy: yesterday afternoon I was trying to rest, and Jerry wouldn’t leave me alone; he held me down while pretending that he was going to stick his tongue up my nose. Yeah, I know…GROSS…he didn’t really do it, but he made it seem like he was going to. He thinks it’s funny to hold me down while licking my face, tickling me, etc…I get him back sometimes, but I have to be ready to run, or he’ll tickle me until I practically pee my pants.

So, you’re dying your hair, hugh, Janey? I’m too chicken to mess with my hair; I leave that to my nice, capable, chatty, Aquarian hair dresser, Frances. She’s somewhere in her early 60’s and VERY good with all kinds of hair coloring; she goes to a lot of seminars and any kind of new hair design/coloring demonstrations, so she’s always learning. She has a nice studio a few miles from where I live, and I love to go visit with her while she’s doing my hair; she’s a doll…VERY funny, entertaining, and witty. We have a great time visiting and laughing about our crazy relatives and various other people we know. I don’t have a lot of experience with two-toned hair, Sweetie…so I can’t really offer an informed opinion on that. Maybe you can post some pictures of your new hair color on your myspace page so we can see how your hair turns out. Be careful that you don’t do anything too drastic that might damage it or make you cry when you look in the mirror. Hahaha…just kidding, (sort of…really: don’t ruin your hair).

Cloey, is Cayden still sleeping through the night, or was that one night a fluke? My babies wouldn’t sleep anywhere but right next to me, so all I had to do was turn on the lamp and stare at them for a second to make sure everything was ok when I woke up disoriented about them sleeping for longer than expected, (you had mentioned waking up vaguely panicked after realizing Cayden hadn’t woken you all night). Yup…Jerry and I decorated the nursery for Beau while I was pregnant; we had so much fun shopping for a really nice crib, matching changing table, decorations, putting up wall borders, etc., (Paddington Bear was the theme, in bright, primary colors…so cute)…after all that, Beau WOULD NOT sleep in there. He wouldn’t even sleep in his crib or bassinet next to our bed at night…no way. When he was around 9 or 10 months old, I really tried to at least get him to take naps in his crib. I’d sit downstairs, trying not to pull my hair out while he screamed and cried. This didn’t work, since he’d get himself so worked up, he’d actually throw up in his crib. I couldn’t exactly let the baby throw up, so he won that battle…no more crib attempts. By the time Chance made his appearance, we made a weak attempt to get him to sleep in the crib at night…but he almost seemed to sense that we’d already gotten suckered by Beau on that deal, so he wasn’t having it, either. Chance did sleep in his bassinet for naps during the day when he was really little…but only downstairs in the living room with me, not upstairs. We didn’t even attempt to get Heath to sleep in a crib; it just seemed natural to have him sleep with us, after the first two babies. My friends would tell me how their babies were sleeping in their cribs through the night at just a few weeks and all that; I didn’t even care. We just do things the way it feels right for us.

Cloey, it sounds like your husband is kind of getting screwed with the work schedule thing; you’re not thinking it could be intentional, are you? Hope not. Sometimes employers just don’t consider the needs or convenience of employees…which isn’t fair. It must be really frustrating for you to see him being taken for granted like that.

Hmmm…so, what’s everyone up to, this evening?

Take care.

4 01 2009
Witchypoo

Hey, Lara and Cloey…I’ve been sitting here reading things on your myspace, (got on Cloey’s through Lara’s); Cloey, I just watched your videos of CuteCayden…including the one of him rolling over. So darling! He looks like he’s waving his arms in victory after rolling over…you had great timing getting that one. Is that your mom in the other one holding Cayden? Btw…I looked at your calendar of January ‘o9 where you have ‘Mom’s Birthday’ posted on January 6th. So, she’s a Capricorn, hugh? No wonder she identifies so easily with your husband. I read on your site that he’s a Taurus, (I read all this through Lara’s site…it was there for anyone to peruse – no I’m not some psycho-stalker…just idle for the moment and reading whatever I can get my hands on). Anyhoo…yeah, I can see why your earth sign mommie would think your earth sign, dependable and patient husband is generally beyond reproach…they basically speak the same language. You, Sweetie, as the thunderbolt Aquarian, are about as alien and baffling to the two of them at times as it’s possible to be, (I’m speaking of the mental processes…not emotional, btw). Also, I’m just making an educated guess – or assumption – based on what you’ve told me about your husband and your mom, and what generalized astrological guidelines suggest. It just kind of fits. I don’t know why this pleases me…but it does, (not that you feel misunderstood and outnumbered by your husband and mom at times…but that I can make sense of how you describe the dynamics between the 3 of you. It’s always nice to be able to think, “Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhh…sure, I can see why this is this way, and that is that way…”). Ok…I don’t think I’m making a lot of sense; even I think I sound like a strange lady, reading this nonsense. To paraphrase…what I’m saying is that I feel like I know a little bit more about you and your loved ones after a closer look at your site, which I jumped on through Lara’s. From what I can tell from your page, Lara…your friends visit your page more than you do, hugh? Hahaha…didn’t you say that you only set it up because of something to do with your daughter’s cheer pictures? If I had a myspace page, I probably would be really hit-and-miss about updating it; I’m sure it would be all about my family.

Oh, yeah…I looked at your new pictures, also, Janey – cute.

Well…I guess the bored, crazy lady has run out of things to ramble about.

Take care, and nightie-night, Ladies.

4 01 2009
Janey

Witchy- yes its very gross. and it HURTS!! lol
I’ve done the two-tone thing before. i had dark brown on the bottom and soft red on top. it looked okay-ish but red on top of black i think will look hot. =]

4 01 2009
Janey

i broke another nail 😦
i was getting in the car and when i
shut the door i heard something POP.
there goes my nail.

5 01 2009
lara21167

Janey once you break one nail, they all start to go. Don’t know why but that is the way it is. If I break 2 i cut them all back.

Witchy, no I don’t update my myspace much. I do need to get some pics together and post on there though. I need to start pricing digital cameras because I want one.

Cloey how are things? Can’t wait to hear from Rowdy.

5 01 2009
Clo

Whew, sorry. The weekend was a little hectic. My Mom’s birthday is Tuesday, Witchy. Jan 6th, aka the 12th night (12th day after Christmas) which is some religious thing, I dunno. And that really is kinda neat about my Mom’s sign and Jeremy’s. I think it’s funny how those things always seem to be relatively accurate. I know mine always have been. And I guess Cayden is a libra I think? It’s the one with the scale, which they say is one of the most desired sign of them all.

So, I have baby fever right? Which, from talking to other Mom’s, I think is a pretty common thing after having a baby. I thought I was waiting because of Jeremy. I planned on having to talk him into it, and doing that around Cayden’s first birthday. Anyway, so I brought it up yesterday, just to kinda make my intentions clear and it wouldn’t be such a struggle and/or surprise to convince him come September… And to my surprise, he said we can try again whenever, including now. You think this would make me estatic, considering the whole baby fever thing… Instead it made me panic a little! I mean Jeremy didn’t say “Oh honey, throw out the birth control, let’s start making more babies!” He just said if it was what I wanted, then we could. But then I REALLY thought about it, and… I’m not ready to share my attention. I got REALLY sad thinking that I wouldn’t be able to focus on Cayden 100%, and a little scared, as well. I just kept thinking, he NEEDS me. I still plan on starting to try when he’s a year. I mean everyone keeps telling me that that’s crazy, and I understand it’ll be a lot… But it’s important to me that my kids be close in age. I mean, I know Witchy your kids (Cheeky Monkey, lol.) have a difference in age, but my brother and sister and I are pretty much a year apart, and I like that. It was like built in playmates. I mean yeah, I like the idea of Cayden being old enough to help out, but I like the idea even more of them being able to play with each other (and fight with each other, lol.) I dunno. I can always change my mind from now until then, but as of right now we plan to start trying for the next one around September. I just thought it was funny that what I thought I wanted turned out to freak me out a ton.

Witchy, Cayden pretty much sleeps wherever we plop him. We really got lucky with him, he’s a pretty easy baby. And I think he’s consistantly sleeping through the night. He’s made it until at least 5:30 these past couple nights, if not 7:30-8.

Janey- Sucks about your nail. I bite mine, lol. I used to get them done, but… I dunno, I have a really hard time spending money on myself, and that’s a lot of money for fingernails.

Laura- Digital camera is the best thing I ever bought, and obviously saves us tons of money on prints, cause you can pick which ones you want, and you don’t have to get the bad ones. Plus I usually end up taking a billion of the same thing, in order to get the best one. We got ours on overstock.com for like 109 dollars I think? Shipping on there is only 2.99 for everything, and sometimes they run a dollar shipping deals, or free shipping deals.

5 01 2009
lara21167

I may check that out Cloey. Not right now, I told my daughter and husband, “no extra spending this month”. I didn;t go overboard on Christmas but Decemeber just always has extra expenses. And food prices are driving me nuts!! Yes I think you should wait till Cayden’s a year before tring. You just had all those surgeries and proceedures, your body needs to heal. I wish I’d had another after Kristy. She’s like having an only child and she gets bored and I have to be her playmate, which I love, but there are times when I’d like to just sit down after work and watch TV. Neither of my kids are much on watching TV. Which is good but sometimes….

Update on my boss. They put a trech in his throat so that they could take out the breathing tube. And take him off the sedation. He is doing much better and is awake at times.

5 01 2009
Clo

Overstock is my fav. They have cheaper ones, too, I think… It’s been awhile since I looked… But my husband wanted as high megapixel as possibly, cause I guess the higher the megapixel the better the pictures. I don’t know, my husband is the technology guy. We just switched our cable company to ATT, we had Time Warner, but they blow.

And I worry cause Cayden already likes to watch TV, lol. And I don’t like him too. I dunno, sometimes I get really anal trying to be like, supermom, and do everything right, which I know is impossible. And then other times, I give up, lol.
I’m glad your boss is better!

5 01 2009
lara21167

I think everyone tries to be supermom with the first, doing everything right. Even when I was pregnant with my son, I wouldn’t eat lunch meat because I read that there was preservative in it that could cause birth defects. Once you get to spawn #2 you lighten up a bit. Like that paci that fell on floor doesn;t really need to be sterilized, just rinsed. Have enough kids the paci falls on the floor and you just pop back in their mouth without even wiping. lol

5 01 2009
Clo

lol, well some things I’m kinda like eh about. The whole paci thing, most of the time (depending where it falls) we wipe it and put it back in his mouth. I think kids today get sick more often cause we’re sterelizing things left and right with hand sanitizer and all that. A little germs now and then are good for somebody. It’s mainly his brain that I freak out about, lol. Like if he watches TV is it going to overstimulate him and make him have add? I don’t talk to him enough, his vocab is going to suck! That sort of things. Like I said, it varies from day to day. Some days I’m like, eh, whatever, a little TV won’t hurt, and other days I’m like NO! We’re reading and doing tummy time, and motor skill development, lol.

6 01 2009
Clo

So I think I’m going to turn my myspace profile back to private. Especially now that Witchy can get in through Laura’s page… I was on my baby center board (the mothers board, I love it.) And this woman posted…. I guess she randomly came across someone’s profile, and noticed that the pictures on the profile were hers! Someone went into her flickr account and stole her pictures, and then made a profile on not only the babycenter site, but myspace (where she also made a profile for her “husband” using pictures of the other womans husband) and facebook, as well as a few other mommy sites. I don’t really have a problem with someone stealing mine or Jeremy’s pics. I mean it’s not like I’m hot, so I don’t know why someone would want to pretend to be me. I wouldn’t WANT someone to do this, but I’d be pretty eh about it. However, this woman stole pictures of the other woman’s daughter and pretended it was hers. And I dunno why but that REALLY creeps me out. I mean it’s my personal opinion that Cayden is GORGEOUS (I think any mother would say that about her child.) and I don’t want anyone to take his pics. I mean, this woman pretended to be this other woman for YEARS, through her fake pregnancy and her “daughter” was almost a year old. It just really creeps me out so I think now I need to go to all my profiles and set them to private.

6 01 2009
lara21167

Yea, that is really creepy. Witchy I did set mine to private since you posting your pics. There are sooo many weirdoos out there. And the germ thing, I totally agree with you Cloey. I mean people go nuts with their antibacterial stuff and what happens the kids don’t develope any natural immunities and get sick all the time when they get to school. It’s like that movie “The Boy in the Bubble” John Travolta played the boy, I think.

Btw I just started selling Avon, I like Avon products. Anyhoo I have a website, if any of you are interested. You can order direct from the site and Avon will ship direct to you. http://www.youravon.com/lbiser

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