Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jobs and Jogs

My stomach is in knots.. Frank's going to fill out an application for some truck drivin job delivering ice today.. his friend works there and thinks he's a shoe-in, but I'm not one to count my chickens before they hatch.. It would be so great, it's local enough.. no more stressing about looking for a job.. I'm a nervous-nelly by nature.. I need to do some yoga.. lol

Speaking of which.. totally have been running a mile and a half every day (except Monday) since last Thursday.. *pats self on back*

I'm loving it.. Monday I was too tired after a day at the boardwalk and waterpark with the kids.. plus all the crap I ate.. and I went to bed feeling like I couldn't wait until the next day to run again..

My mom came to visit yesterday so me and Frank went running together.. I felt like I had a personal body guard.. haha

Going to try and get my schoolwork done ASAP.. semester is over August 11th.. but I'm trying to get it all done this week.. next week at the latest.. that'll be a HUGE stress reliever to not have assignments due for the next few weeks.. I can't wait! I bought a great book to occupy my free time "Women, Food, and God" or something like that.. ok.. I'm rambling now.. time to do sutten productive.. ta ta

Monday, July 26, 2010

De Ja Vu

My three boys are all five years apart, give or take a few months.. Gavin is in the final stages of not fighting with Ayden about ridiculous mumbo jumbo like:

"MOM! He won't stop copying me! Every time I sit down, he sits down, every time I walk into another room, he follows me."

My typical response: "Well, go sit down and don't do anything.. and he'll get bored and leave you alone."

Gavin JUST stopped comparing who got more soda in their cup at dinnertime.. at least I THINK he stopped doing that.. maybe he just learned to hide it well so he didn't have to hear my mouth about it..

Oh, or what about when Ayden says something that is just completely ridiculous.. like:

Ayden: "Two plus two equals five."

Gavin: "No Ayden, it's four."

Ayden: "Noooo. It's FIVE!"

Gavin: "Ayden, I'm older than you. Trust me it's four."

Ayden: "Noooooooooooooooo! I'm smarter than you. It's five!"

Gavin: "Moooooom! Ayden is saying that two plus two equals five!"

But now.. Gavin has learned to just ignore Ayden's nonsense.. which is awesome for me.

Yeah so, the point is that these nonsensical arguments are becoming few and far between..

and then God decided that my life needed a bit more pizazz.. or maybe he just needed a good laugh.. because now Ayden is the Gavin and Ethan is the Ayden..


I was walking the baby in the stroller a few weeks ago.. and this older lady walking with her husband said "Enjoy these years. They're the best time of your life." And I must say.. I really do disagree with her.. I think the best years of my life are ganna be when the boys are 16, 11, and 6..


1. I could sleep in past 8 am

2. I could take them all to dinner and have it not resemble anything like taking Ethan and Ayden out to dinner (ie: kids under the table or standing up in their chairs.. food thrown on the floor, fits being had, screams being screamed, and so on and so forth)

3. Me and Frank could join another bowling league since we won't need a sitter

4. Me and Frank could go out on dates without having to inconvenience my mom to sit

5. I could leave the boys home alone and go shopping or to lunch with my friends or get my hair and nails done

6. I could lay in the pool, alone, without a toddler on my hip

7. I could eat a meal or even a snack without having to share it

8. My house will be less trashed with milk drops scattered on the floor, toys, crumbs, wipies scattered all over the house (Ethan has a love for wipies - he calls them "bit bits" and rubs them on his face every time he has a bottle), and other toddler little boy crud

9. I will have four extra hands to do chores (I already have Gavin's two)


1. No more Ethan making funny faces while he fake sings

2. No more Ethan dancing at the intro to cartoons

3. No more Ayden wanting to marry me

4. No more sick babies wanting to lay on my chest

5. No more cherub faces looking at me as if they couldn't love me any more

6. Gavin driving (fear and car insurance)

7. No more cheaper kids meals

8. Clothes will be so much more expensive (name brands)

9. Girl troubles and broken hearts

Pros def outweigh the cons.. but I really should get Ethan and Ayden on video camera soon.. like immediately.. because they are so friggen cute.. Gav is too of course.. but he's already 11.. I am referring to little boy stages.. not pre-teen craziness..

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Time to Blog again

I really need to get my life OR GAN IZED!!

School is so discombobulated.. the house has not been getting cleaned properly.. The boys haven't been played with enough.. I just need to.. organize.. and I'm thinking this blog is going to help.. man.. I don't know why I stopped blogging.. well, actually I do.. it's because I have this awkward relationship with journals.. in which I LOVE to write in them.. but when I go back and read them.. I'm not like.. "Wow.. I love that girl!" ha! I'm more like.. "I should go buy a new journal and start fresh.. and this time.. no more complaining.. and no more writing about food or my weight.." The worse feeling of all is when I go back and read in my journal and I see all the pages that emphatically say "Tomorrow is the day!" and then a few pages later its obvious that I didn't in fact change ANY my bad habits.. yeah.. that will most certainly send me to the store to purchase a pretty new journal in which to start fresh in.. *sigh*

I have at least 20 journals in my room that are only partially written in.. and I use the word "partially" very literally.. I probably write in about 20 pages.. and then buy a new one a few weeks later.. The reason I only have 20 is because at first I was throwing the old ones out.. I have tossed hundreds of journals..

I did that with this blog too.. I created one.. got a pretty little background.. wrote tons of stuff.. then got real insecure about what I wrote.. and deleted those specific posts.. but then I just cancelled it because I kept setting up goals for myself and not accomplishing them.. I felt like a total loser.. which is NOT what I need in my life.. so I cut off the source..

But then I just went back to paper journals.. and I probably will keep one of those too.. but this online blog is soooooo much easier.. you can save.. delete.. post pictures.. and maybe best of all.. "meet" other young moms who feel the same way as I do..

So.. I'm going to revamp my blog.. I'm going to make it look perty.. update it with photos of my family.. it'll be great..