Monday, December 27, 2010

Please welcome...

Diamond our three month old chihuahua. She white with grey and brown spots. She loves to lay in your lap and snooze the time away.

Though having diamond is a joy and half..the pottying training is very frustrating. Since she arrived from Santa she has only made it four times on the paper in the house. Oh take her outside you say...well that's easier said than done. She isn't big enough for the xxs small collar we bought her and the tag it weighs her down. She gets her first set of shots tonight after my DH gets off from work.

She has had a shopping trip in a portable carrier and didn't know what to think. Well, our family is adjusting to having a puppy in the family but we all love this precious pup.

Pictures will be posted as soon as a I get some from DH.

Dog collar give away

you will read soon why this is important to me to win..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14th

One kid home from school, sick. Another upset that they can't stay at home with other kiddo.
Doctor appointment on the agenda today besides putting up laundry that is clean and in a big pile on the floor of my room.

More sewing on that last remaining gift. Yup..very productive all considering.

December 13th

December 13th-monday

Let's see..major clean up from the weekend, sew on my last remaining gift, a package arrived, and the bug company came and sprayed, delivered present to a ticket agent that has been very good to us over the last couple of years when we have bough tickets to a sporting event. One of my kids woke up still sick. Yuck!

Pizza for dinner because we got in late from deliverying the gift.

Monday, December 13, 2010

december 10th -december 12th

december 10th:
More christmas shopping, eatting at mcdonald's, last soccer practice of the season, and lots of holiday movie watching
Lot's sewing of the remaining gifts.

december 11th:
Last soccer game of the season with happy bags and drink handouts, more christmas shopping, more watching holiday movies

december 12th:
Mickey Mouse club house hot dog dance is dangerous to daddy's health. He fell down and hurt his ankle. Two hours later in an emergancy clinic and x-rays, so far, just a serve sprain. A Birthday party for odc. More holiday movies and not so holiday movies. The Expendibles was okay. Not bad for actors that are older than me. Should inspire us all to stay in shape.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Okay if you have been watching the series, you know that it doesn't follow the books exactly. Though, it is close. Between the show True Blood, dead as a door nail, and this part of the series, I am totally caught up in the story line.

I can't believe they killed off a character that in the show runs away. I can't believe they haven't gotten to some of the stuff in the book yet. Though, I can say, this yummy on the character descriptions.


December 8th-December 9th

WEll lots of television viewing christmas special and non christmas specials. Lots of early bedtimes for some tired folks.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deember 6th-December 7th

Let's see more sewing for birthday gifts and christmas gifts, choir practice and choir performances.
Helping out a friend who was in a jam. The stress and choas of the holidays affecting everyone as the count down gets closer.

Pearl Harbor Day, a family's member sweet 16th birthday, and more sewing on gifts.
I got news about our house that we didn't want to hear. Terminates. Luckily, we have a yearly contract and warranty with a company that when they came for something else they immediately scheduled a time for treatment. For once a warranty was able to be used and it didn't cost a darn thing.
The kids watched Big Time Rush Christmas special with Miranda Crosgrove and Snop Dog.
I finished my Charlaine Harris book.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

december 3rd -5th 2010

December 3rd:
I ran a few errands for Daddy. WE watched more Christmas movies on the television. We had a soccer practice. We ate store bought pizza with salad.
December 4th:
We got a birthday present for yk's friend birthday party. Soccer game which we left early to make it early to the birthday party. We ate at tacos for lunch, pizza and cake at the party , frozen treat for snack, potato soup for dinner. More christmas specials.
Mommy finished up more hair stuff.
December 5th:
I did laundry. I wrapped finishe presents. We went to go see santa at Wal-mart. We went grocery shopping. Toy Story 3 movie is really good. Boy it time flying in this christmas season!

Friday, December 3, 2010

december 2nd

they girls watched the rest of Pipi longstock's christmas dvd. Then switched to Spongebob square pants. They also helped me move chairs around in order to vaccumm and mop the title floors.

I cut out applique letters for gifts. I spent the day with my friend Robyn her two younger children. We shopped at an outlet mall. I found a new way to discover christmas season. Through the eyes of children. Everything is a game, everything is unique and special. Everything is must see moment even if the adults fail to see the fun in it. Darth Vader is a comical evil villian. Gloves are gonna get you monsters. Toy stores are the land where dreams come true for kids.
Thanks Robyn for the afternoon of fun.

I made Butternut squash for the first time. My family didn't like .I loved it. Call me weird. I don't care. I just need a whole lot more squash to make it thick and creamy.

I discovered that the older the kids get in school. The less they remember that Christmas time isn't about stress factors but about being kind.

Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton

They're back! Anita, Jean-Claude, Asher, Richard, Mich, wereleopards, wererats, and werewolfs. Vampire politics, to secret government agencies trying to recuit Anita, and to an understanding of oneself is part of this life adventure Anita has continiously going on. A spoiler..remember the oh so controled father figure Lt. Dolph from the local police. Read the book and find out what happens to him.
Here are my favorite parts of the book.
"Michah, I still have feelings for Richard, but he dumped me. He dumped me because I'm more comfortable with the mosters than he is. He dumped me because I'm more blood-thirsty for him. He dumped me because I'm not the person he wants me to be. I will never be the person he wants me to be."
"Richard will never be the person he wants himself to be," Micah said.
The world was what it was. And no amount of anger, or hatred, or self-loathing, or stubborn blindness would change that.
The hard emotional truths bothered me more than having intercourse with someone I wasn't in love wiht probably said something about how far down the well of moral decay I had fallen.
Jason's words came back to haunt me. That I hadn't really given myself completely to anyone. That I heald back something from everyone. I"d held back huge chuncks of myself from Nathaniel. More than any other men in my life, he was the one that I'd held back the most, because I didn't believe I was keeping him. Once the ardeur under control I wouldn't need a pomme de sang every day. Once I could fee the ardeur from a distance like Jean-Claude could, I'd stop using a pomme de sang. Wouldn't I?
Do we really give up ourselves to make our relationships work or do we hold a piece of ourselves back from the other to be sure we aren't totally destroyed when the unspoken expectation isn't meet.
"You have no scent, you aren't real, only a bad dream, and dreams have no power unless you give it to them. I give you nothing. Go back to where you came from. go back to the dark."
Oh boy could I have used this a few nights ago during bad dreams nights with kids.
p. 216-217
"I asked you to feed off me a few minutes ago, and you said not while the ardeur was riding me. Not while I was intoxicated."
I had to smil at the choice of words, because intoxicated was good description of the ardeur. Metaphysical liquor.
p. 229
Legends say the Amazons chopped off a breast to make them better at archery. I don't believe that. I think its just another example of men thinking a woman can't be a great warrior without cutting away her womanhood, symbolically, or otherwise. We can bbe great warriors; we just got to the pack the equipment a little differently.
p. 323
I believe in love, but I believed in evil, too. Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November 30th Through December 1st

We ate a spinach salad with cucumbers, and have a private selections pizza from Fry's Grocery store on November 30th, 2010. The kids had popcorn for snack, and cake for desert.
They started watching Pipi Longstockings Christmas Dvd. We had to stop it half way through due to bedtime.
MOmmy cut out patterns for christmas presents and cut up scrapfabric to blanket buddies for friends.
Wednesday December 1st 2010, we had planned to finish watching the Pipi Longstocking Dvd. Daddy had a bad day. We watched Phoenix Coyotes play the Minesota Wilds instead.
Dinner was toasted sandwiches with chips and sweet tea. Mommy is sewing more christmas presents for teachers, and friends.
Headbands, and sleeping masks. Hopefully cut out blanket buddies this weekend.

November 29th Christmas Countdown

The kids had brown rice, carrot chips, brocolli, and roasted sweet potatos for dinner.
They also had sprinkle cake with strawberry frosting for a snack. Not to mention what they got at school.
We watched the dvd Music and Moonlight Christmas Special together. Well, the kids watched it and I read my Laurell K. Hamilton book.
We got a surprise that evening. Their father didn't have to go out of town on business after all. He came home early to tuck everyone into bed.