ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008


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There is nothing worse than my little dancer pulling her hamstring. She has been struggling with her sore leg for a week now so I finally mentioned it to her dance teacher to remind Trinity to take it easy. She seems to be doing better tonight but Kim says to wait and see how she feels in the morning. Trinity is one dedicated dancer but if she doesn't take it easy she will have to sit out a couple of classes and she won't be happy with that :0( She had her 2 hour class tonight so she is having a hot bath then I will give her some advil and a heating pad. I'm sure she will feel better in the morning. There is nothing worse for a dancer then injuring her leg.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


It has been a long day spending most of it sitting here at the computer so I am going to call it quites and head off to bed. Tomorrow will bring a busy morning for us. After dropping the kids off to school we will head out shopping for a new door for one of the doorways in our new family room. Maybe while we are at it we will get some prices on windows. I think I got most of my blog hoppin' in today and if not I will make sure to visit you tomorrow. I am starting to look like this cat right now so I will say good night to you all! Thanks for visiting :0)


Tammy tagged me with the Prettiest Mom meme. Thank you so much Tammy, you're the best!

All you have to do is copy the poem and add your name to the bottom of the list underneath the person who tagged you, then tag 5 pretty moms.
Prettiest Mom
Before I was a MomI never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations
Before I was a MomI had never been puked on.Pooped on.Chewed on.Peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.I slept all night.
Before I was a MomI never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests or give shots.I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a MomI never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put her down.I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much.I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a MomI didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a MomI had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.
Before I was a MomI go everywhere I like without thinking too much.I didn’t know much about parenting and breastfeeding.I seldom buy new clothes and other accessories for myself.
Now tag 5 persons who you think is a special Mom.
Here’s the first chain of tag :
10. Sandra
13. Sting
14. Tammy
15. Carrie

I am going to tag Darlene, Anne and Mel,


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I have been spending the morning playing around with different music sites trying to get music to play on my blogs. I have wanted to do this for a long time now and I'm very excited that I finally figured it out and it was easy to do (go figure lol) Anyway I hope you enjoy the new change to Rantings of a Woman!


My husband has been spending 1quite a bit of time gong over our bills to make rue that we are being accurately billed after one recent incident. It is so easy for us to lose track of things around here and finding the time to read through our bills has cost us extra money. A couple of our bill have been overcharged so he has been dealing with those issues and we figure while he's at it hwy not call around to make sure that we are getting our car insurance cheap! When we moved things were done so fast that we might not have received the best insurance rate out there. If there is money to be saved he will find it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I just received a new award! Yep that's right another great award from another great blogging friend. Thank you Syari from Celebrating Life for this award! I am posting it with pride and I'm passing it along to others to enjoy and hopefully make their day a brighter one :0)

If you are here visiting my blog then consider this award for you also. You all have such wonderful site that I enjoy visiting!


What is up with that...? It is not snowing or raining, the roads are clear and it's +1 degree outside. So we get up get the kids ready and Matt takes them up to the school. Darkness, total darkness and no kids in sight...What! So Matt turns on the radio and at the same time Jay's friend and mother pull up beside him and tell him that there isn't any school today. She had done the same thing with her kids a few minutes early (she's also a teacher and didn't know). So the kids are home today Yay and Jay went to his friends house. It's a day late but hey they got a snow day!

Monday, January 28, 2008


This morning the schools were still open for students and against my judgement I sent them off to school with their father. The weather went from snow to heavy snow then quickly turned to freezing rain then heavy rain as the temperature got warmer. Well it didn't stay warm long and as it got colder out things starting to freeze. So when hubby was home for lunch I ran up to the school and brought the kids home. Better off home anyway and if I had of left them I would have had to take hubby back to work, come home, pick up the kids, come home, take Trinity to dance class, pick hubby up , pick Trinity up then come home...Sounds like too many trips on the slippery slushy roads don't you think. Everyone is home safe and now playing some Dance Revolution. Maybe next time this happens they will just cancel school or I will use my own judgement and keep them home.


I gave the "Forever Friends Award" to a good friend Kim. She isn't just a good blogging friend who got me started with blogging but she is my real life best friend. Unfortunately for us I moved 7 hours away from her in the summer and we only keep in touch through blogging and emails and I tell you it's not the same. She not only is my best friend but she is Blake's (3 year old son) bestest buddy ever. They have an incredible friendship. I will never forget Kim and I am hoping to get together with her this summer!
Thanks Kim! I can always count on you :0)

FF Award


With the messy, cold winter weather I am ready to pack up for a nice vacation somewhere warm and I'm sure the rest of my family will agree! Maybe now is the time to turn to my gateway to Vacation Rentals to escape this nasty weather and enjoy the warmth of the sun. My hubby would prefer somewhere not too hot but after cleaning out the wet, slushy driveway in the cold he might just change his mind!


Yesterday was a very upsetting day for me although my day didn't start of too bad. After lunch hubby had to go into work for a few minutes to check on things, I was busy cleaning up some mess from renovation projects, the kids were off watching TV and Jay was outside playing street hockey. Once I go the front porch cleaned out I called Trinity down to see it. She was surprised! We had taken up her dance floor in the family room to give us more space and put the floor down in the porch for her to dance on. She now has her own dance studio with a door she can close to keep her brothers out! So back to where I was going here. While she was dancing in her new studio I see Jay out front in the yard which immediately set off alarms with me so I opened the door and there was Jay almost passing out on the step. His face was turning ghost white and he was crying. I quickly grabbed him by the shoulders of his jacket and pulled him in the house. Come to find out he was punched in the head and had his fingers bent back. I thought they were broke but they seem to be ok now. Thank God, he just started guitar lessons. So I got him settled in and heading out to confront the large group of boys. They all stuck together of course with the same story but when I asked for Jay's hockey stick they told me it wasn't there. I was pissed because I knew it was out there. After I came in the house to but my shoes on the go look through the snow Jay calls out and tells me that they went back in the trees and brought out his stick and buried it in the snow. so I head back over and sure enough after a few words from this very upset mother they handed the stick over. While this was happening they were laughing at Jay who was looking out his bedroom window about what had happened. By this point I was steaming mad and they knew it.
I decided it was time to take action with some parents here so I started with the kid who has been always causing the most trouble and telling the kids that there is no God or heaven and so on...well I spoke with his father last night which was the hardest thing I had to do... His father is the Minister of the Church up the street where all these kids go to Youth Group together. I honestly don't think he was hearing what I was telling him. Then I broke down and told him what his son is telling the kids about there not being a God and so on and he tells me that it some syndrome that children of preachers can show...I guess they rebel against what their parents preach. What kind of excuse is that. I don't think I got anywhere with this last night so I will have to continue to watch what goes on outside. God it most certainly doesn't get any easier as they get older does it? How else can I deal with situations like this without being the bitchy parent on the block...or the only parent who care about her kids...where are these other parents anyway.
Well that's my rantings for the day I'm getting angry just thinking about it. Jay is doing fine and went to school this morning. I guess his finger is a little purple and his headache has gone away.


The other day Tammy gave me this "You make me smile award" that I really appreciated getting! :0) Tammy I am sorry it took me so long to get it posted.......and I also received this "Forever Friend Award" from Juliana! Thank you so much :0) To get the code for the FF Award visit here!

FF Award

Once again I am passing this along to those visiting my blog. I don't like to name people because of leaving someone out. You all deserve these awards so post them on your blog and pass them along!

Friday, January 25, 2008


We are challenge you, everyone, to participate this "Big Bang - World Record". Our goal is to exceed 1.000 links. Together will be reach that goal. Just make sure you follow the rules. Have fun!

*Start Copy Here*

You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.
Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.
Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.
Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like the scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.)
Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in.

1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda's loft 7-Amel's Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen's Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 21-Little Aussie Cynic 22-A Nice Place in the Sun 24-The Down Side OF Up 25-Ladyjava's Lounge 26-Cat Tales 27-moms.....check nyo 28-Colorado Baby 29-It's a Woman's World 30-ENLIGHTENED BITS 31-My View of "It" 32-My Reviews and Finds Along the Way 33-Our Hep Chat 34-Rantings of a Woman 35-The Callalily Space 36-Mom Knows Everything 37-Hazel 38- Chronicles and Tales Unlimited (RED)
*End Copy Here*

I am tagging : Matt, Petula, Darlene,and Anna

~Remember, you don't have to be tagged to play along!


This is a funny!!

A Canadian is having breakfast, in Paris, one morning (coffee, croissants, bread, butter and jam) when a Frenchman, chewing bubble-gum, sits down next to him. The Canadian ignores the Frenchman who, nevertheless, starts a conversation.

Frenchman: 'You Canadian folk eat the whole bread??'

Canadian (in a bad mood): 'Of course.'

Frenchman: (after blowing a huge bubble) 'We don't. In France, we only eat what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle it, transform them into croissants and sell them to the Canadians.' The Frenchman has a smirk on his face.

The Canadian listens in silence.

The Frenchman persists: 'Do you eat jelly with the bread??'

Canadian: 'Of Course.'

Frenchman: (cracking his bubble-gum between his teeth and chuckling). 'We don't. In France we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam, and sell the jam to the Canadians.'

After a moment of silence, The Canadian then asks: 'Do you have sex in France?'

Frenchman: 'Why of course we do', he says with a big smirk.

Canadian: 'And what do you do with the condoms once you've used them?'

Frenchman: 'We throw them away, of course.'

Canadian: 'We don't. In Canada, we put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into bubble-gum, and sell them to France.'


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Thursday, January 24, 2008


Today I was given some great awards from Darlene. She is becoming a good friend and I enjoy visiting her blog. If you haven't stopped by her Mommy's Gibble and Gabbles blog you should stop on by to say hi! Thank you Darlene for these awards!

If you are reading this blog than consider these awards for you. You all deserve them as well and all I ask is that you pass them on to make someone else smile!


How many people out there made their new year resolution to lose weight? This can be a challenging task for most of us and whether you want to lose a little or a lot we all have our challenges to over come and sometimes a little motivation can go a long way.
So with everyone wanting and needing to lose weight it might be a great idea to get something started on my Jabber Jaws Blog. Tuesday is weigh in day for Jenn and myself so for everyone who wants to participate in losing some pounds lets all weigh in on Tuesdays!
**Leave me your starting weight and each week I will update our progress. I know some of us have more weight to lose then others but we still each have our own goals to achieve...

Together we can make our goals happen!


I was tagged a few days back from Kim and I think that it is time that I get this posted for her. So here it goes...

Rule #1
Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an ” A,” you’d replace the link under that alphabet and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.
1. A.
2. B.
3. C.
4. D.
5. E.
6. F.
7. G.
8. H.
9. I.
10. J.
11. K.
12. L.
13. M.
14. N.
15. O.
16. P.
17. Q.
18. R.
19. S.
20. T.
21. U.
22. V.
23. W.
24. X.
25. Y.
26. Z.

Replaced link:
Previous tagger:

Rule #2
You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. Remember, though, that not everyone’s into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community. TIP: Tag your frequent EntreCard droppers via its messaging system.

I am tagging...
The Males Perspective, Hip Mama Blog, It's a Woman's World, Enjoying the Ride and Mommey's Gibble Gabbles

Rule #3
Just like any other “meme” out there, ask a question for your taggees to answer along with your own answer to your previous question. This is optional.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


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I want to share these two awards that I was given from Jenn! They mean a lot to me especially since they came from her. Thank you so much Jenn. I am passing this along to anyone who takes the time to stop by for a visit from time to time. You all deserve these awards as well. So if you are her visiting then these are for you! Enjoy and pass them along ~

Parenting Aids

the most daunting and important job in today's world is raising children. Think about it when you get into parenthood you are ultimately responsible for the life of another. It can be an intimidating situation especially if you are not prepared. In today's world you need to be able to access information from a variety of sources. Now available is parent alert videos this site is an online rental location that supplies educational video's on various topics that touch so many children. You are your children's first and best teachers. so why not take advantage of all the help you can find. Great educational video's for kids grade K-13, for as little as $19 a month you have access to a wide array of help video's . Worried about how to deal with the hard issues of alcohol, smoking or drugs, there are video's for all of these topics. Concerned on how to help you kids deal with dating or sex there is help for these issues too. You can get started in three easy steps, first register and create you parent alert account and choose the subscription plan that;s best for you. Next browse the video list and select the ones that meet your needs to create your video queue. Then simply wait for your video to arrive, keep it as long as you need then return it in the postage paid envelop. When it arrives back they'll send you your next selection. You really can't miss as this membership will teach your children so many life lessons. I know when we moved this summer my son had a lot of problems with bullying at school, the video's on social health and life skills would have been a great asset in working through those issues with him.

***Ranting Hairstyles

Well tonight was monthly hair cut night for all the boys in the house, what a whirlwind, I started off with Blake, got him all trimmed up, he's the squirmiest. When he was done it was off to the shower with him and onto Kohl, he likes his hair spikey and short, it makes him think better at school. When he was done it was time to kick Blake out of the shower and get Kohl in. Than we moved onto Jay and finished up with Matt what a rough night. My reward I'm going to the professional hair stylist on the weekend to fix up my cut.


I am just counting the days until we take our family on vacation to Orlando, Florida. I remember going when I was younger and I had the time of my life and want my children to have the same experience and memories. My vacation to Florida was spent with my grandparents and we spent many days visiting the many attractions that Orlando has to offer. Sea World, Bush Gardens and Disney's Magic Kingdom are just some of the attractions we visited and it was an awesome experience and to see my grandparents enjoying some of the rides as well was priceless. Great time had by all! Besides the amusement attractions we experienced some of the Orlando Tours. I remember this to be a great way to visit Orlando while getting to sit back and enjoy the sights of the city.

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Last Sunday the snow was falling, the wind was blowing and we were enjoying the snow! We couldn't take being in the house any longer so we bundled up and headed to the hill. It was a 15 minute walk but well worth it when we got there. The kids really enjoyed their time and took advantage of the hour and a half of sliding.


I can play..."Hot Cross Buns"
(don't laugh I'm just starting)

Now it's Jay's turn to be in the spotlight. He had his very first guitar lesson last night. This went really well and he has an instructor that he really connected with. He was so excited and learned so much in just a half hour session. He had a smile from ear to ear when he came out of class and his face just lit up. At first I wasn't sure how interested he really was in learning to play but I think he has found something he loves (along with basketball) and is a natural at it. I think learning the guitar will come easy for him. I guess he likes to perform like his sister but in a different way! keep up the hard work will definitely pay off :0)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Insurance Premiums

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So if you are looking to reduce premiums you owe it to yourself to shop around and work with your insurance provider to get the best deals available for you. The best thing you can do for yourself is to research as much as possible to find the best insurance solutions for you.


The last 2 days have been absolutely freezing with the wind chill it has been as cold as -29 C. Needless to say we haven't been walking the kids to school the last few days. I'm sure the Oil Man is just loving us because the heaters have all been cranked up. It finally started to warm a little tonight and began to snow it is supposed to warm back up tommorrow, we sure hope so anyway.


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***Guitar Lesson

Tonight is my son's first night of guitar lessons, he asked for a guitar for Christmas and has been eagerly anticipating the beginning of his lessons. He will be going once a week to work with his instructor and practicing at home every night for about a 1/2 hour, it will be a lot of work but he really wants to learn so he'll do just fine. I can't wait to hear him strumming away to his favorite songs.


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Triniyt received a great Tap report last night from her junior 1 tap exam that she took on the weekend. This was her first dance exam and she did awesome! I am so proud of her. The exam assessement was broke down into marking categories of pass, pass plus, commended, commended plus, highly commended and highly commended plus and I am pleased to say that Trinity received a " HIGH COMMENDED" assessement. She is a natural little dancer and makes both her mother and father very proud :0) Next year she will take her Jazz 2 exam...


I received the "Everyday Kindness Award" from my good blogging friend Jenn! Much appreciated! Thank you :0)

I am passing this award on to...

Monday, January 21, 2008



With having four children things are always crazy busy around here and the kids are always picking at each other and aren't very nice to each other on most occasions which often gives me the impression that they hate each other. The other night after little Blake took a fall into his brothers bed, I got the bloody lip cleaned up and put a cold cloth on it to help stop the bleeding while he was curled up in my bed. Not long after I returned to the bedroom and found Kohl and Blake cuddled up together and Kohl was telling Blake that it was alright, trying to make him feel better! Why can't they be this way to each other all the time or at least most of the time?!:0)

Saturday, January 19, 2008


It's a girl!
Congratulations to Anne ~My Virtual Journal~ and her husband on the birth of their first child, a beautiful little girl named Jadyn! Jadyn was born on January 16th and weighed 7.4 and 19 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well and are now both resting at home.
Take care Anne, get some rest and enjoy little Jadyn!

Friday, January 18, 2008














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Oh my God...I am so exhausted that I can hardly function right today. I am in much need of some rest so with this said I think I am going to take the weekend off from running the kids around to their friends houses. It will be a weekend home with family where I can just stay home and not worry about going anywhere...well except to take my daughter to her dance exam tomorrow afternoon, but that is only 30 minutes. No running around, no renovation projects, no cleaning...sounds relaxing all ready. Now if only I will stick to it! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


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Jay will be so happy when he gets home from school today. I finally have him signed up for guitar lessons that will start for him on Tuesday. This is something he has been looking forward to and now that he has his own guitar I think it's time he learned how to play. You never know I might look into guitar lessons for myself down the road...I will see what I can learn through him :0)


With Valentine's Day just around the corner you can't help but feel the love that's in the air! How do you celebrate and show your love on such a special day to the one you love? For me I always seem to have a problem finding the right valentines gifts for him , that's right my husband. What do you buy them? will help me this year with a good selection of valentine's gifts for the man in your life!


I was given this "You Cheer Me Up Award" from Misty! It was definitely something I was needing first thing this morning as I woke up in the most miserable mood imaginable...Oh my poor family, I'm surprised they didn't kick me out the door. After my husband took them to school then headed to work himself I was able to sit down at the computer and this is when I saw that Misty gave me an award. That ended the mood...What was up with it in the first place. Someone must have set me off in my dream or something. Anyway things are great now and when I finish up here I will go watch a movie with Blake down in the family room. Thank you such much for this Misty...but you are the one that cheers ME up! Especially today :0)

~For this award, please go over to A Nice Place in the Sun to read her very fun and inspiring post about why she created this award.

I am going to pass this award on to Petula, JJ, Jenn and Jocelyn! Let other know how much they cheer you up!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


My husband emailed this to me earlier today...thought I would share it with you...

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the checkbook. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad,
Breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.
After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 P.M. he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though.

You got pregnant last night."


I was tagged by Tammy to do this Band Meme...I had fun with it!

Here's how it works -
You are about to have your own band's CD cover.

Follow these directions to the letter.
Go to......

1. first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Ok here I go...

The name of my band is CATHAY DE GRANDE!

The title of the album is TOO DARK TO READ!

and this is my album cover...

I am going to pass this meme on to my hubby Matt, Jocelyn, Anna and Darlene. Let me know when you get it posted!


~ I know...I spelled mystery wrong...oops~

In this house with Blake around it is next to impossible to shower alone but the big mystery around here is how does he get stripped off so fast? He does this in seconds and his clothes are always found dropped on the bathroom floor the same way. It's like he teleports himself out of his clothes and into the shower, which would explain why his clothes are piled up this way. Hmmm!

This kids could spend the day playing in the shower or bath tub. If there is water around he is happy and has to be one of the cleanest 3 year old around. He does this twice a day with hubby then with myself and sometimes again in the evening when it's time for the kids to get showered he is wanting his turn in the tub. Some days it's a pain but is it really and issue worth dealing with at the moment. He is still a little boy! When the water starts running so does Blake :0)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I have done a whole lot of blog hoppin' today due to the fact that I was rearranging the furniture in my house trying to get things better organized. We have been living here for 6 months now so you would think that I would have things in place by now. Nope! But I think I am getting there. I didn't have any opps today until I had the kids in bed and was heading there myself. So now that the work is done I will enjoy a hot bath and hopefully catch a few minutes of American Idol.
Nighty Night :0)


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Monday, January 14, 2008


I think it's time to say good night and turn away from the computer. Prison Break is on earlier than expected so things are a little rushed to sit back and relax. Blake is missing one of his many many stuffed puppy dog and can't/won't go to sleep until they are all accounted for...OK so I guess I'm rushing here for nothing. Matt just informed me that Prison Break is on again at 9:00pm, the other show must be a catch up show from the fall. Talk to you all tomorrow. Night :0)