Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Still trying to calm down.

When i got home from work on Sunday I decided to relax in my daughters room and watch some tv. Well after a few minutes i heard some noises coming from a spot that there should be no noises. (because their were no animals or anything there) So a couple minutes later i hear some more noises and i look and this time i see something white climbing around in my daughters tote that has 2 drawers in it. First i thought it was my daughters mouse she has, I look at the cage...no...no...its not that. So i see this white thing climbing around. This time i got a better look...OH MY GOD! My daughter took the rat that was meant for the snake to eat and hid it there.

I took the rat and put it where it belonged, so then i think 'where is all the stuff that was in this case?' I had to put one of her bracelets away in her jewelry box and i get that answer...Their was stuff in there and in her toy box. So i start cleaning out her toy box, i pulled out a garbage bag full of paper clippings that she hid. I found alot of things in there that i was not happy about. Clothes that no longer fit her was in there, doesn't sound bad till i tell you that she took scissors to them and hacked them all up and threw it in there. She also had been missing socks, i wondered where in the heck they were. Yep, in the toy box with all the toes cut out of them. I cleaned up her jewelry box put all her lego's and plastic animals back where they needed to go.

You would think that would be enough to end her life as we know it. UNTIL I looked under her bed and found one of her skorts full of nailpolish all over them. Just as i write something nice about my kids just a few short post's ago, i just jinxed myself.

I was very upset with her by that point, not only for what she had done, but that it took me until 5 in the morning to clean that mess up. I looked at her closet, but i was not brave enough to tackle it. I made her take everything out and clean it out herself this morning. I gave her an A and now her room is spic and span.

I had been waiting to do all that in her room when she went back to school, to not have any arguements. But I could not take the mess any longer. I try to give them their space, responsiblitly of cleaning their own mess, but when it starts to annoy me i have to do it!
Anybody have any kids room horror stories like mine?

Sunday, August 28, 2005

My little lady at age 9 months. Isn't she adorable?

I can't remember them this small without the pictures.

My boy at age 5, this is his kindergarten picture. He was so cute and all boy.

I really don't know what i would do without them both! I know they can make me mad at times. But they both give me such joy. They both make me laugh because of course they have my sense of humor. Thank you god! My daughter is so outgoing, there is nothing that she is afraid to do or say. This is not always a good thing...but nobody is going to boss her around. The embarassing moments are getting fewer in her age thankfully. My son is laid back, easy going, would rather be a homebody than go out. Usually gives in during a fight than keep a fight going.
My babes. Gotta Love them

Those were the days

Can you believe this is me in 11th grade. Looking at these pics while i was at my mothers made me stop and think about how much i have changed. These 2 pictures are my most favorite pictures that i have of myself.

This was my senior picture. The thing that i loved the best of myself back then was my eyes. Don't know what happened to them now..but i can't get my eyes to look like that anymore. Time flies and so does your looks.

Sitting at a wedding today a friend of ours asked how long we have been married. I told them next month will be 11 years. I can't believe that 11 years has passed. My son is 11 and my daughter will be 10 next month also. Where did it go? So much has happened in what seems to be a short time but really its been a long time. It's going to be Thanksgiving soon and that will mark it being 1 year since my mother almost said goodbye to all of us. Thank God that did not happen. But my point is time marches on and you have to do the stuff that counts now. Screw the small stuff. Get out and have some fun!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Lots to do

Today I had to wake up early to take my son to his new school and pick up his schedule. It was interesting and we took the time to walk the halls and see if we can find his classes to ease on his stress about starting junior high. Glad we did it because i don't think my son would have looked down one of the hallways for one class.

Everything is pretty much what I thought it would be. His elective for the starting of the year is Tech education. From what i was told it could be that he works on computers, wood, whatever. Not too sure...i was told it was like a shop class.

The other question i had with it was learning power, that's basically where he will be reading and writing alot. The rest of the schedule was normal, math, social studies, blah, blah, blah.

Darin asked when was recess?,,,,Awww poor guy. I basically told him to say goodbye to that idea. He just gave me the "oh mannnnnnnnn!!!!!!" He's already told me that he hates growing up..lol

Well after the school I took my son out to lunch, we were a bit hungry because we had to rush out this morning. While we were eating he looked at me and said "this is cool mom", I asked "what's cool?" He said "me and you out to lunch". Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside eh?

So then off to my Aunt's, where i do a little cleaning for her and sit and chit chat about olden days and catch her up to speed in my life, with my daughter becoming a woman and Darin's schedule and yadda yadda yadda.

Then it was pick up my prescriptions, and grocery shopping and then cook dinner.
After all that it was time to enjoy a movie...which brings me to my next topic :)


"Sahara" was pretty good. I think it dragged a bit, but Matthew Mcconaughey is a total Babe! I just love the way he smiles.

I watched "Monster-in-Law" and it is great. I love Jane Fonda! She is such a great actress! I wish she was in more movies. Loved her in "On Golden Pond" and "Agnes of god". She was great in Monster-In-Law, and Jennifer Lopez was pretty good. '


Tomorrow is a day of rest, then clean up the house a bit and then get ready for a night out at a wedding. My best friends brother is finally getting married! And because i am so much a part of their family i have been invited :)

Well gnight all

Mom is playing

Mom is having a great time playing with 3 of her grandchildren at the park.

Sarah to the left is my neice and the boy matthew is my nephew. They are both great kids. My little lady is in the middle.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Does it sound like me?

Your Birthdate: June 8

Born on the 8th day of the month, you have a special gift for business, as you can conceive and plan on a grand scale.

You have good executive skills and you're a good judge of values.

You should try to own your own business, because you have such a strong desire to be in control.

You are generally reliable when it comes to handling money; you can be trusted in this regard.

Idealistic by nature, you are never too busy to spend some time on worthwhile causes, especially if managerial support are needed.

There is much potential for material success associated with this number.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I can't believe it!

Ok, i know your probably tired of hearing how my children are growing up so fast, but here goes another thing that caught my attention. Mother and I went to a store and i decided that i was going to go ahead and by the kids new shoes for school because its right around the corner now. Well Darin pulls a shoe out and it was a size 81/2 like the last pair...mind you that his old shoes are very worn. The 81/2 was too small, so ok 9, again too small, ummm 91/2? You guessed it too small! Do i hear a 10...ding, ding ding. My boy...my baby boy of 11 is wearing a size 10 in mens shoes! I about had a coronary! Not only does he wear bigger pants than his dad he wears bigger shoes than his dad. OMG, did i sprinkle miracle grow on him?

Ok...same with my darling daughter, start with last pair of shoes being a 61/2. Size 7 is too small, 71/2 too small, 8 fits with no room to grow, so 81/2 it is to get be a couple months before i have to buy a new pair. Where was i when all this growing took place?
Now mind you that the shoes could just run a bit smaller than other brands, i will take a whole shoe size off would be a size 9 for my son at age 11 and 71/2 for my daughter...does that sound right or am i raising 2 dinosaurs? ...lol...


Ok i went back to work on Tuesday and came into hell, with tours coming thru the stores to check them out. And of course its a false alarm...We do all this cleaning and come to find out that they are not even near our store, or never bother coming at all. I really think that they do that so that we do excessive cleaning to our stores and then they know that they really don't have to come. It works tho, I know in my case i do all of it because i don't want to be the person that didn't clean and my store manager has to bitch slap me. Oh well, it just means extra hours for me and i need them anyways.

I haven't wrote about movies for a while...
Last one that i watched was "Beauty Shop". I really laughed at this one.
I also watched "Sin City"....all i got to say is this one is for the guys! Unless your heavy into comic books, or like alot of gore...this movie is for you. 2 thumbs down from me.
I have 2 movies to watch this week...i will get back with ya on that.

Frank has been gone ever since we got back from our camping trip...Tuesday he went to the Ted Nuggent concert and then i did not realize that he had another concert for Wednesday, this was for Motley Crew he had this planned for months to go with a bunch of guys...the Nuggent concert was kinda last minute... Hope he got all the fun out of him because it will be awhile before either one of us get to go anywhere!

Well I'm getting tired...gnight ya'll

Monday, August 22, 2005

I'm back

I Love Camp Camp Fire Picnic Table Camp Fire Camper

Well I made it thru a weekend of camping. My idea of roughing it is the Holiday Inn. lol
But i do it for my husband and my kids. It gets them away from the tv and games and everything, and actually get some exercise. We went with our neighbors and and a few friends, all in all there was 15 people there.

Friday we got there right at checkin and started pitching up tents and the screenhouses. Then everyone was starving. Nothing is better than camping then some hamburgers and hotdogs off the grill over a open pit. After that the kids went on trails and did some fishing and came back to enjoy a fire and some made up stories off the top of our heads. With all the fresh air it knocked us out in no time flat.

We were all up at the butt crack of dawn on Saturday and were dissappointed right after breakfast a storm came in and we had to try and make sure that the food and chairs and us did not get wet. Luckily we were under coverage of big trees. The storm came and went, but prevented us from doing much of anything. But at night we roasted marshmellows and watched the bon fire and told stories.

Sunday was a great day, we took the kids to the beach and everyone loved swimming and had a great time. They played some football in the water and tryed to dunk the older people swimming. I did not feel like getting wet so i watched from a safe distance. Luckily my daughter was able to participate by then, she was so upset when she thought that she was not going to be able to go swimming.

After swimming they went fishing and more trail hiking and you name it they did it! By dark everyone was talking, and making stories again, more roasting of the marshmellows. We had most of the park to ourselves so it was awful dark and quiet there.

Today was the day to pack it all up and come home, we had alot to talk about and complain about and trying to figure out how we will do it the next time we go. The only complaint that all of us had was about one man that actually invited himself to go with us. Let me tell you that boy can EAT! We usually let the kids go and eat first then the adults, he had no problem with pushing kids to the side to grab his food. He ate and ate and ate. If it wasn't nailed down it was eaten by this man. Now folks, I am the last person to be writing about a person that over eats because you all know now that i am pleasantly fluffy. lol But man i don't remember a time that i looked at this boy and he was not stuffing his face. So that was one complaint that i think i have covered pretty well....Now the second is the same man has terrible allergies and he did not bring anything with him so he hacked and hacked and hacked...i can understand that butttttttt....he made no efforts in covering his mouth at all. At times he sounded like he was going to puke. He should have made an effort to go to the bathroom.

As long as you looked past those 2 problems everything went well and we all had fun. Now its back to the grindstone tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I Can't believe it!

My daughter Amber is a woman today at the age of 9 years old! I knew that she was developing alot, but i never knew that it would be this soon. I was at work when i was told i had a phone call it was an emergency, my husband. He says "May wants to talk to you", she gets on the phone and says "don't panic, but your daughter has started". All i could say is "are you kidding me?"
Luckily she has a teenage daughter that loaned her what she needed till i could get some.
I had to share this because i am in shock!! When i got home I hugged her, kissed her and asked her if she had any questions, any pains, she simply replied "no mom, i watched you and you told me what i would have to do". I had been telling her things all along and what to watch out for. I guess i get the mom gold star :)

Here's my little lady :)

She's giving a cheesy smile ...lol

I apoligize to the men that read this, but to the women i think you can understand :)

Darin's Party

Darin's Birthday cake! It was beautiful with green and blue mixed icing.

Darin on the left and his cousin toasting to his birthday.

This is my hubby Frank, enjoying our little bowling birthday party. I had won 2 hours of free bowling and decided to turn it into a birthday party for our baby boy. We all had fun and i did not have to have a bunch of people at my house to make a mess..lol

I would post some pics of me...but mom only got pictures of my butt and one pic of me looking like i smoked a bunch of crack rock..lol I will get some more and post them

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Happy Birthday Darin!!!

Today is my son's 11th birthday and I can't believe how the time has flown! He is a great kid!

I've already wrote about my kids and described their births so i won't bore you with it again.

He is growing up to be a fine young man is all that i can say.

Happy Birthday baby boy!!!!! I Love you with all my heart! I Love You

Sunday, August 14, 2005

This is what you all have been waiting for ...lol

I took 2 rolls of film to be developed the other day and found some pics that i would like to share with you all. This picture is of Me and my hubby at a Christmas party. Aren't we the odd couple? But at least we love eachother. Can you believe he is only 4 years older than me? He's has more white hair than my father does at 58....lol

This is my big baby "Mini", She is 8 years old. She is a Great Pyrenees and is the best dog to have around children. WE call her the queen because she owns the couch the loveseat and the beds. She goes from room to room choosing where her majesty's butt is going to sleep next..lol

She is shave down right now for the summer, but when her hair is full grown she looks like a grizzly bear.

These are my little rats...lol These are my little chihauhau's The one in front is called "Hershey" and the one towards the back is "Torro". They are so cute.

Thanks goes out to my mother for scanning and cropping the pics and emailing me them so that i can share a few pics with you all.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Missing her already!

I went back to work on Tuesday and let me tell ya I was wishing i was back on vacation. I walked into pure hell!!! As soon as i walked in it was busy and did not let up all night. Worse thing about it that's when we get our shipment and whatever they don't finish during the day I have to finish on my shift.

The only good part of the shift was that i had the best employee with me! Raycine is the hardest working girl i have got on staff! Now here is the bad part- Raycine is leaving us to travel to Missouri to be with her kids. I totally understand the reasons and she is getting transferred to another blockbuster store. That store is going to be so lucky to have such a hard working employee! And it could be worth a great deal that she will be getting promoted shortly after if she likes the store and the people in it. Here she would have to wait to move up the ladder and i think its a waste that she is not a manager. Hopefully the move will be all positive!

I will miss her and I know that we will stay in contact! I want her to know that she is a very strong woman, and every woman is! Just keep fighting for what you believe in. And don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it, You have already proved to yourself time and time again that you CAN! Whenever your feeling low and need a pick me up just remember what you had to accomplish in such a short period of time. And if you ever need a shoulder to cry on or ear to rant into you better call me!!!

I'm wishing many positive things to happen to you. Hoping for the best in everything that you do. And the power to take on any obstacle that stands in your way!!!

BYE GIRLFRIEND! Bon Voyage Goodbye Good Luck

Monday, August 08, 2005

I'm Back!

It feels good to be back home! Not that i didn't have any fun or anything, but you how it is after you've had enough of one place. There's no place like home.

Well we got up early Monday morning, around 3 a.m. and as Frank packed up the car with everything that we were taking, I hoped in the shower to wake myself up for the 10 and a half hour drive. After we finally got the kids up and dressed after about a half hour of shaking and waking to get them up, we were finally ready to go by 4:15 in the morning.

We actually made good time this trip. It really wasn't bad at all and we actually avoided the tolls in Pennsylvania, no monster traffic all the way down. We made 2 potty breaks and one half hour lunch break. I really have to admit that the kids were great 99 percent of the way down. The last hour was the time that me and Frank had to get them to chill out for a little while longer. But all in all i am very proud of them. They did mention tho that their grandfather needed to move closer!!!! lol And next visit he drives to us...lol

So we got to New Jersey around 3:30 in the afternoon and our first visit was to Frank's grandmothers. She was very happy to see him and she was amazed how big our children had gotten in just a few short years. We were met by Frank's dad there and we chit chatted a bit and then we left to see Frank's dad's house. When we got there his wife Jane (Frank's stepmother) was busy finishing dinner. It was a great meal!

After that we talked about things that we can do while we were down there. One thing that Frank wanted to do while he was down there was go thru a truck behind his grandmothers house and see what he can bring home, him and his father had stored a bunch of stuff in this truck and he wanted to take some pictures and some bb guns and tools and such back home.
We decided that we would do that on Wednesday. I'm getting ahead of myself here..lol

So Tuesday we got up early and headed towards Keansburg beach, We played in the bay and the kids actually found a horseshoe crab crawling on the beach, my kids were excited because they had never seen one up close. They picked it up and took it back out to the water, For some reason they would not go further than getting their feet wet after the horseshoe and seeing a jellyfish in the water. Well after catching the worst sunburn on my face we decided to walk over to the area with all the rides and games and let the kids ride for a few hours. While they did that i ducked into any area with shade! While we were there i saw a place that made key chains and i thought that i should be able to get one souvenior. I purchaced a key chain that has a double heart and engraved mine and Frank's name on it and our wedding date. Awwww..lol

Well after that we went back to the house and talked about what to do the next day. So Wednesday we didn't do anything but hang around the house and the men decided that Thursday was going to be the day to go fishing, Fishing (this is what my son Darin wanted to do for a very long time, was fishing with grandpa in the ocean) So first thing in the morning the boys went fishing and the girls left at the house went out for lunch and then hit the mall nearby. This mall actually had a Build-A-Bear in it and i decided that since Amber did not get to go fishing, i would buy her a bear since she lives for stuffed animals. She was excited about that and even picked out a blanket for it and had a voice box put in it to make it roar. After that we went back to the house and the boys came back a short while after that and told us of the fish that they caught. They all said that they caught about 20 for each of them but were only able to keep 2 because they were too short to keep. So Darin got one keeper and Frank got one keeper. They all smelled like fish ewwwwwwww so pushed them into showers and then ordered pizza for the night.

Friday we got up and took the troops to a bowling alley, Bowling the kids had a blast and they showed off how good they could bowl to their grandfather. He was very impressed, especially when Frank was throwing so many gutter balls and the kids were not..lol It was a good time, after that Frank's dad took us to a pretty fancy restaurant for dinner, But in all honesty i was not impressed with the food. I really did not like the taste of my ribs.

When we got back to the house Frank's dad went down to the basement to give Frank alot of things that he had stored for him. We brought home a beautiful ceiling fan that i am going to put in my kitchen and some albums and a whole bunch of things. I was beginning to think that i was going to have to rent a uhaul to get home with.

I had called our neighbor to see how my animals were doing and was informed that my big monster dog that would not hurt a flea was guarding our home. She says that she was growling at her at the door and would not let her in. I'm still having a hard time belieiving that this was true. But if it did happen it was only a case of missing us. I really don't think that the neighbor took good care of my animals, she said she did alot of things but i just did not see that when i got home. Thankfully my big dog has the run of the house and she did not mess anywhere in my house, but the chihauhau's are kept in the laundry room and i had a hell of a mess to clean up with them. But all in all everyone's ok and they started to eat again. May said that Mini was not eating good while we were gone...Well she is back to eating like a horse again i am glad to say.
Mini has pretty much not left my side since i have been home. What a cutie

Saturday we got up at 4 in the morning and was ready and on our way back home by 4:30. Frank's dad wanted us to stay one more day, but i informed him that my animals were acting strange and the neighbor did not think that she was going to be able to get in and take care of them. So we said our goodbye's and did the same thing going down as going up ...2 potty breaks and one meal.

When we arrived home we unpacked the car and cleaned the mess in the house and then unpacked the bags. Then we went out for dinner and when we got back i had to take the blankets to the laundry because at his dad's was wood floors and my blankets pretty much dusted those for him...lol So i washed them and then i had to go to the pet store to feed the snake and the frogs and then i had to go grocery shopping since we had nothing to drink or eat. So as you can figure i was totally exhaused by the time i got to sit down at my house it was 10:30 at night.

Sunday i did absolutely nothing but sleep in! After that i had to go see my Jaycee do her pageant and got to see my best friend for a few hours. Yeh!!! Monday i decided i had to take a few dollars and buy some school stuff...i purchased undies and socks and one outfit each for both. Hopefully i will be able to get some more stuff as we go along.

Well....i'm tired and i think i have bored you all long enough for tonight...so g'night