Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No one knows...

That I am blogging. Okay, my aunt knows, a few of my cousins, and some random people who like to read about white hairs. I finally broke down and told one of my sisters. My husband doesn't know. My brother does know and my mom found out via my aunt's blog. I guess if I want more readers, I'll have to tell people. I guess I haven't gotten to that point yet.

My mole was benign.

My good friend finally got into their house after some foreclosure purchase drama.

My Mimi lost another tooth.

My baby stayed awake from 2:35-6:15 the other morning. That was fun.

My other good friend sold her house and will be building her dream house all at the tender age of almost 30.

I went to the gym today and actually made it through my work out without feeling exhausted or in pain.

BBQ chicken for dinner, so I can use one of my many sauces in the pantry.

Bought myself some shirts. Now I have 5 going-out shirts. NICE.

Got Lulu some sandals and let her run around the vacant Payless for 20 minutes. The associate said, "Man, is she busy!" Yes, she is.

Lulu grabbed the most colorful and bejeweled pair of flip-flops and would not take them off for the longest time. She ran and they would fall off, but she put them back on and kept running. I am pretty sure Mimi still doesn't "hold on" to her flip-flops.

I cleaned the shower and tub.

I did the dishes.

I am downloading a movie from I-tunes.

Lulu has been off the bottle for 12 days.

She goes to Nursery in a month. Yay!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Albertson's escapades--Save a ton

I knew there were doubles in yesterday's paper, so I went to a coffee shop and bought 4 Tri-City Heralds. Then I took them to my sister to show her how to use her doublers. We went to the store together with 4 kids under 4 years old. That was crazy, but the savings was worth it.

I ended up spending $10.98

saving $67.00

We had so much fun, we took the loot home and went out again. This time we watched each other's kids so we could go faster and make sure we got everything we wanted. This time I had 3 sets of doublers.

Spent: $3.78


One receipt said $0.06!!!

1 pkg orbit gum

1 bottle bubbles

2 pkgs hot dogs

1 tube colgate

1 toothbrush

This coupon stuff is fun. There are a lot of deals out there. Yes, I have more than 10 boxes of cereal, 15 boxes misc crackers, 8 brownie mixes, 5 cake mixes, 30 chocolate candy bars for s'mores, 6 bottles of BBQ sauce, and lots of other storage type food. I had to get over the idea that stockpiling was bad. It was hard at first, now I just shop the deals and am grateful for all the savings.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

OH! What fun it is to...

Go to the dentist, get a mole removed, sleep fewer than 4 hours at night, sleep fewer than 2 hours in a row, have a baby with 5 ear infections in 5 months, get an X-ray, feel sick, have a daughter moaning all night, get a bad haircut, and staining your last "leaving the house" shirt.

The good thing is the x-ray was normal, the mole removal didn't hurt, I haven't thrown up even though I thought I would because my backpain was so great, the dentist really numbed me up good, I did sleep for 6 hours once this week, my daughter has stopped moaning, I might get to take a nap today, there is food in the fridge and the pantry, my kids don't have the chicken pox--yet, I actually exercised yesterday (20 min), I will get a break after my husband comes home from boating, I am not planning on making dinner tonight, tomorrow is Sunday.

The end.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Disneyland is found

It's a good thing, I found the picture hiding on my computer. Okay, not hiding, but not labeled clearly. Besides preserving memories, it will save me some money to pay for all of my current medical interventions. Blah.

Biopsy and X-ray

I have an appointment for my biopsy, but not the x-ray. I really don't want to know. Ignorance is bliss type of thing. I am sure I just fractured my tailbone or something, but I still don't want to be told--do nothing for 6 wks. That doesn't work in mommyland. The biopsy is on Thursday. Of course, I can imagine all types of bad things happening, but I don't feel worried. Whatever it is, I can't really do anything about it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A-Z Does It

Those teachers sure put in a lot of work to make this play happen. Relatives and friends were packed into the cafeteria like cattle and there were tons of first graders in their letter vests. It was a fun evening for all.

It was hard to wrestle a 16 month-old and keep her from running away, but it was great. This was the first performance Mimi had participated in and she was great. No better than anyone else, but she did her part and did it well. Who knew the alphabet song was such a catchy tune.

I really like the fact that her school has special projects and performances for each grade level. I don't ever remember having a community performance unless you were in choir or band. I think that exposure is good for the kids.

Both grandmas and one grandpa came. A cousin came for his birthday, Mimi said, "I can perform for him and that will be my present to him." Happy Birthday! We also had 2 aunts in attendance. Mimi had lots of support.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I did something bad and something good

Well, I thought I was being so good and uploading all of my pictures on the computer, but when I went to look for some Disneyland pictures to print, they weren't there. I also deleted them from the memory card because I thought they were on the computer. I checked to see if they were all there while I was uploading and I thought there were not as many as there should be, but I scrolled through and I don't know why I didn't see that they were missing, but they are gone. So the only disney pics I have are 2 on Heath's facebook. I am so sad. On the up side, that gives us a reason to go again.

Now for the good thing. I have not been to the doctor since I got married, except for when I was pregnant. Today I went and they want me to get an x-ray of my back and hip and a biopsy on a mole. Awesome. Oh, and I get to go to the dentist today. My prediction is 7 or more cavities. Ouch!!! Gina, where is your husband when I need him?

Lulu has slept through the night 2x this week...HEAVEN.

Mimi is in a school play as the "letter I." She is so fun and outgoing, my total opposite. I hope she does well. I'll post a pic later.

I went to Walgreens and bought a tube of toothpaste and raisins with my $5 coupon and then they gave me back a coupon for $4.50. Free toothpaste. Go get yourself some and keep the Register Rewards rolling.

Today is our 9 year anniversary. That is why I am doing all of this lovely Dr. stuff. I told Mr. I was going to go to the dentist and the doctor for my present. How romantic.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mo peas

That is what Lulu says when she takes her medicine these days. She is so funny. Her favorite word is more. But it has to be more of something sweet. More candy, more juice, more crackers (I guess those aren't sweet).

Yesterday she said waffle. It was more like wafa and turned to wawa when Mr. came home, but it is fun to hear her new words. The doctor said with lots of ear infections there is sometimes hearing loss. When she repeats words, I know she can hear, so that makes me feel better.

Lulu is a little dare devil. She lets go of the swing and falls off without crying. She tumbles down the stairs and laughs after a bit. She likes to run as fast as she can between the fireplace and the couch and usually falls, without crying. She runs out in the cul-de-sac and waves at the cars as they approach. She races her trike down the sloped driveway and jumps the curb. She ran outside to the trampoline pit and jumped in with her bucket and shovel and started digging. She has had a few scrapes and bruises, but she is determined to go and do. She is so fun to watch and play with and tease. Today she let me use the aspirator and clear her nostrils. She just laid there and when I was done, what did she say? "Mo peas."

May Day

My neighbor used to bring us a bunch of lilacs in a basket every May Day. This year it won't happen, so I found some for myself to enjoy. Does May Day mean it will be warm from here on out and that the baby won't get any more ear infections?