Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chris is sick. Again. Grr. Chris usually gets sick once a year and it lasts no more than 24 hours. He's been sick twice now in less than a month. My poor hubby. I hope none of the rest of us get it. J and I are fighting off serious allergies but other than that are fine. And, Ash (of course) is well!

A & J are outside playing with Sadie & Rachel. You know your kids are creative when they can play outside for hours with nothing but their imaginations. We don't have a play set or anything. Just grass and dog crap, and weeds. Some of you will recall earlier in the summer when I bribed the children to pull weeds for popsicles. See!?! They really do have a warped idea of fun. But I will nurture that warped-ness for as long as they'll let me!

By the time I got to work this morning I felt like I had already been there for 12 hours. I slept horribly and finally got up a little before 6. Was sick of tossing and turning and thinking and trying not to think and staring and wondering..ugh..just forget it!

Chris says he's making chicken verde, beans and rice for dinner tonight. YUM! However, I'm thinking it might be me making it b/c he's still upstairs sniffing and probably wanting to die. But, when he's got a goal, he achieves it. So, I'm sure he'll pull it off this time, too. He's a great lil cook. And super cute to boot!

J's parent teacher conference is at 5:15..I'll let you know how it goes! Jess' son, Gabe, had his today too..we're going to compare notes on our sons later this evening. LOL Gabes in kindergarten at Cole Valley Christian where my kiddos used to go before my money tree not only died but left a big gaping cavernous hole that I'm just starting to possibly be climbing out of.

Ashley just came in, asked for a snack and then fell down the bottom part of the stairs. Dork. She's laughing at herself. I guess that's what happens with long legs! They get all tangled up!

We're moving to a new warehouse with that is closer to me, thank Heavens!!!! Will shave off about 8 minutes from my driving time, each way. I can't tell you how happy that makes my lil heart. I told them to move the warehouse to my garage but I guess it's not quite big enough. Picky, picky.

I see lots of projects that I want to do but just have no energy or time for. Kind of sad. I have a chest I want to sand down and paint..a table bottom that I want to sand down and stain and find a new top for, a quilt waiting to be sewn up, a blanket waiting to finish being screwed up err I mean crocheted up. Blinds that all need to be dusted, cabinets that need rearranging as does the garage, the office that needs to be repainted, paint touch ups in other rooms, finish painting the kitchen, fully painting other rooms..the list just goes on and on and on and on..but then I think of my "Big Bopper" and everything else fades away. It's possibly my most favorite ice cream sandwich in the known universe (if they could put Fat Boy ice cream in the middle of it, it WOULD be the best). Have you ever had one? Do it. Here's a pic. And, don't even THINK of looking at the calories before you buy it. Just eat and enjoy and be thankful you have a wonderful man who enjoys your ever growing fat ass. Oh wait, that's me..well, hopefully you have one of those men too.

Anyway, my hubby bought me TWO of these the other day. One for right then and one for a "rainy day"..well, my friends, I feel like today is rainy. It's not..but it could be. And tonight I will shove it into my mouth, and probably try to talk while I chew. And look at my hubby with loving eyes of adoration for how generous and sweet and caring he is. Awww honey thank you for my ice cream sammys!!!

The Chevron guy knows me..not my name, no. Just as the lady who buys the Big Boppers. They were out for forever. I was angry. I kept going in and trying subpar (at best) imitations of the Big Bopper only to be disappointed. When Chris brought them home the other day I almost cried. I couldn't believe that they were back in stock! I saw the blue wrapper through the bag and started screaming. SO EXCITED!!!!!

Ok, I'm sure you don't care about that. I'm gonna go now. Have a great night! Love you :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome to the blogging world Kristi Nipp!! Excited to have you in our "family"!! :)

It was a long day today but went by quickly..sort of. I still had piles of stuff to do when I left, which doesn't please me. But, oh well, there's always tomorrow. Or, if you listen to the man I talked to today, there may not be tomorrow and since we live close to the airforce base (sort of), we should sell our house and move east of the mountains to survive the upcoming bombings. MMkay, thank you sir. I feel better now, any other cheerful news you'd like to share before I complete your vitamin order?

My bro Jon fell off of a roof yesterday at work and broke his wrist. WHAT! WHY? Weird. He will be just fine. Thankfully. Please keep him and DeAnna and lil baby Monet in your prayers. The lady DeAnna was working for up n decided to shut down the business so DeAnna is having to look for work. Which we all know isn't an easy thing to do right now, especially if you don't wanna put your baby in daycare. can be pretty scary when you have a baby to feed, wondering if a job will pop up. Thankfully they have faith, and serve a mighty God, but we welcome prayers on their behalf!

My bro Matt got his deer this weekend. He'll be comin over soon to smoke some jerky and use our meat grinder to make some ground deer meat. Congrats my bro!

I get to go to breakfast with Kristi on Saturday morning and then we're goin to Costco to get some food we can share (the only good way to do Costco) and then I'll go finish up my shopping at Winco. Should be a super fun day! Then, we're invited to go to some church friends' house (along with the rest of the church) to watch the game that night..sounds like fun. Maybe we'll just have to attend! Then again, maybe we'll just stay home and relax.

We have the parent teacher conference for J on Thursday night. I can hear it now.."He's such a sweet and respectful boy. Always helpful, but is there a way you can get him to stop talking?" To which I answer, "No, he gets it from his father." LOL!!!!!!!!!

Well, we're trying to talk ourselves into making dinner so I better go. Have a great day!! Yep, you guessed it, I love you. No, really, I do. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

P.S. I forgot to mention (I think) that the new book selection is up. This month's selection is one of my fave books of all time, The Penny By Joyce Meyer. I keep recommending it to everyone, Mom just finally read it and loved it. You should read it, too! It's a book you won't want to put down, you'll hide in your closet with a Bic lighter if you have to..yelling for the outside world to leave you alone till you finish! Read it..go get it right now..I dare you :) It's ok to do something just for you, I promise. Take some time for yourself, it's worth it and so are you!
Got the MRI results back today, Doc says it revealed that it is a lypoma just as we'd all thought. So, that's good. I'll meet with him on Wednesday to discuss the surgery further and schedule it, too. So, that's out of the way. My friend told me (when I told her it was still a cyst) "Oh good, I was worried it was cancer." Jee, thanks friend. Suck a toe.

Anyhoo, Chris is out makin dinner by himself, I'm sure he'd like some company so I better get goin. Have a great night! Love ya :)

P.S. Captcha has been removed for Val's precious sake..comment away my dear! ;) heehee

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Just got done scheduling my MRI..finally! It's on the 23rd at 4:30, for those that care :) In other cool news our insurance re enrollment period is in just a few days (before the scheduled MRI) and it is then that I will be able to put all of my copays and deductibles back down. We had them raised up high b/c we never go to the doc, but now I need them low baby, low!! So, it will be nice to have the surgery applied to the new low deductible. Last time I had to do this was when I was prego with Jaden, so that's good. Proves we are healthy folk! ..or just that we don't go to the doctor.

I'm on the 3rd day of taking iodine in hopes it shrinks the cyst, we'll see! The girls at church prayed over me last night, that was great :) I always welcome that & the body tingles that come with it! I'm not against miracles, that's for sure!

J's been drawing Robo-Cop pictures. Why I'm not sure b/c he's never seen the movie (except for umm hello, who's his Daddy?). Probably the same reason he continually talks to people about Family Guy even though no one in this house watches or condones watching it..But anyway, here is the picture. As usual, double click on it if you want to see it in full size.

J's up in the shower, probably dancing and singing to himself while dumping almost the entire bottle of shampoo out and then filling it back up with water. Of course I can't confirm he is doing's just a guess..well, I can confirm the shower part.

Ash is out workin on homework, she's got some projects due this coming week.

Sadie's layin around somewhere, probably exposing her crotch and enjoying the cool air. haha

Chris ordered some Chinese for he and I for dinner. Should be yummy. I think I'll make the kiddos pancakes. They love breakfast for dinner but we hardly ever do that.

We're getting close to the end of my first full time week at work and boy am I ready!!! This girls plum worn out. Although, I do have to say that the long days seem to go by faster than the short days did. Hmm. But I miss my mornings with Chris..making him coffee and having breakfast together and nice quiet mornings. BUT BUT I will enjoy being able to pay bills..not that that outweighs the missing..

Well, yall have a wonderful night. Love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Here's a pic from Saturday's TBQ meet.

You need to double click on the picture because it's cut off & warped in the smaller size. If you double click on it you will be able to see all of the girls. Anyway, Our girls like to dress up crazy for the meets. None of the other churches do it..whatever, I know they want to! Anyway, we got 1st place, and Ash got 8th place in the individual awards! On Sunday when Georgiann was up in front of church telling the congregation how the teams did, she got to Ash & started to cry and said how very proud she was of her. It was pretty special.

Anyway, back to Saturday.. Mom n I left the meet before they began the scramble phase of it (which Ash does not enjoy) and we went out to lunch and then shopping around town and just caught up on stuff. It was great! I miss my Mom n Dad n brothers n Gramma. Wish life wasn't so busy for all of us. But, oh well, the time we do get together is great! Anyhoo, after that I came home and slept for I think 3 hours. I'm so worn out. It was sooo nice.

Sunday we got up for Church and Chris was deathly ill and had been all night so he stayed home. The kids and I went, did our TBQ/JBQ practices, then church (which was GREAT by the way)..then after that I thought I'd ignore the never ending gas struggle and drive down to Boise to see my family. I think I've only seen Monet (my niece) maybe 4 times since she was born in July. Wow, not how I had envisioned things! But, it was soo nice to see her sweet lil face. She's so cute and smiley. Got to meet Jon n DeAnna's new baby puppy, Scout, too. She's cute. Didn't get to see Matt n Laura, she has family in town. But got to go see Gramma. She was really excited. She gets so lonely since Grampa passed last year.

J and Ash are currently sliding down the stairs at full force on their butts. J just told Ash that he hurt his "gluteus bone". LOL Dorks

Work is going well. It's much calmer and laid back now that Angie is gone, although I do miss her & Kenadee. They are nice people.

Well, I'm gonna go upstairs and watch the season premiere of Little People Big World now..we recorded it the other night and haven't had a chance to watch it yet! I'm excited :)

Hope you're all doin well :) Love you!

OH and P.S. This months book selection is finally up,

Friday, October 10, 2008

Well here we are .. another Friday. Sweet Jesus, I love Friday's.

I'm not feeling well, again. Ash is not feeling well, again. The crap seems to be making it's second round through the house. J has a headache still off and on but seems to get past it quickly, so that's good.

The week at work was interesting, full of drama and came to a close with Angie quitting after work last night. Called in at 5:10 to let Corinne know she wouldn't be back. Perfect. Anyway, it's great for me because now I get more hours, and hours that work much better for my family. I now work Monday's 8-4, Tues-Friday 8-3. And then on the days I clean the grandparents, I go into work at 11:45/12 until 5. At this point I will need to work 3 hours one Saturday a month, but it is probably going to phase out. Not a big deal though I'll probably just bring the fam with me on those days, and then we'll just run our errands afterwards.

We're (by we I mean mostly Chris, as he's ordered me to do nothing but go to bed and rest) making our famous creamy tomato soup & grilled cheese sammy's for dinner tonight(tonight I got Gouda and smoked jalapeno white cheddar with jalepeno cheese bread and then a regular sourdough type bread). And pumpkin pie for dessert. My bro is coming over I think. So that will be fun. Haven't seen him in a long time, we've all been so busy.

Tomorrow, as you probably know, is Ashley's first TBQ meet. I feel bad that she's feeling so horrible. Hopefully tomorrow she will wake up feeling awesome and ready to take on the day.

Then after the meet my Mom n I finally get to go have some Mommy Daughter time. I haven't seen her for more than 5 minutes outside of church since before they left for Hawaii. CRAZY!! We're gonna go probably have some lunch and then do some shopping. So, I'm looking forward to that.

Then I'm hoping to come home and just relax with my lil fam and enjoy each other. AND I hope to go to church on Sunday..we've missed two Sunday's and a Wednesday due to this stinkin bug we have. Or wait, maybe we missed one Sunday and 2 Wednesday's. Hmm. Yeah, I think that's right. Anyway, the kids are upset about it.

OK, well I'm feelin crappier by the second so I'm gonna go lay down for a bit. Have a great night guys..and a wonderful weekend!

Love you


Monday, October 6, 2008

Mornin :)

Joni inspired me to go back to my old blog style..I had used that site before but had problems with the margins b/c it wouldn't show my side bar properly. I didn't feel like fighting with it, so I moved on with life. But, today I had some time to play with it and got it pretty darn close! The other problem I had with this blog layout site is that sometimes the layout wouldn't show up and instead it would just come up with a plain white if that starts happening, let me know! Until then, we'll just enjoy this purrty layout!

Saturday mornin we all got up and got ready to go to J's first JBQ match in Nyssa. It was a long day, but fun. We carpooled over there with my co-coach and her that was fun for all of us..and easier on the gas! When we got back to Kuna we went to their house and visited for awhile (they live a block away) and then came on home. Shortly after we got home, Jaden got a headache. I told him to go try laying in his bed in the dark for awhile and if it didn't help then I'd give him some medicine. I went in to check on him awhile later and his head was a little better but not I went ahead and gave him some medicine (I try not to give him any because it never works.) As I was doin that I noticed that he was burnin up with a fever! He was just as surprised as I was! Anyway, I texted a few friends n fam and they prayed. Within 10 minutes he was up singing and had no headache and no fever. Awesome! Praise God. I asked him if he had a miracle b/c Grammie and Grampie had just prayed for him..his eyes got all big and he was super excited. For those of you who don't know, when J gets his headaches and fevers they are horrendous and last usually for 3 to 4 days. Eyes totally bloodshot and glassy looking, etc. So this was great! So, then we're all good to go, except that I'm still fighting my headache, but whatever, that's nothing unusual!

Next morning J comes in and says he has a little bit of a headache but is ok. So we start thinking maybe we should keep him home, and Chris will just take Ash down to church for her TBQ practice and then come home. And, I will just call Sherry to let her know she has to coach on her own. Sounds good, I'm getting ready to pick up the phone to call her when Ash comes in and says she just puked. AWESOME! *sigh* OK, that seals the deal, NO ONE's goin to church! We tell Ash to go back to bed and rest. I text everyone and tell them we ain't comin to church/practices today. J comes in and watches the Heffalump (Pooh Bear movie) movie with me. Chris snoozes. I get up after that and make breakfast, then Chris and J go out for dog food and batteries and, chocolate for me :). Ash never pukes again (which is normal, she never holds onto sickness). I fight a headache off and on, but I really think it's just sinus related. Chris feels fine, as usual. J's doin great.

This mornin both kids got up happy as larks and hopped off to school happy as could be. Sweet!

Oh, back to the JBQ match, we got 1st place! Fun :)

Well, that's our weekend. How was yours?

Love you!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

guess what my grades are!!!! F's!!! JK! ;) actually they are all pretty good. I have all A's andB's. my math grade was just about an F and i got it up to a B in that period. (thats an hour.) isnt that AMAZING!!!!????? i think so. my heart was jumping with joy when i saw my grade go up that stinking fast! :) :0 :) :0
uhhhhh...... doo doo doo doo...... lets see here.... even though my grades are really good, i have quite a few of missing assignments. in life science, we went on a field trip to the sego prarie pond and took water samples for our microscopes. i found a water bear, some bacteria, sand crystals, water mites, and best of all, A FLY LARVAE! it looked sooooo cool and it seemed to just glare at me. (he looked reeeeeaaaallllly mad when i put the cover slip on him cuz he coudn't move. so i named him angry.) then we had to pour him down the sink and i was sad.... :(
( he was also digesting, and i could see his stomach was all wavy and was moving.)
you could really see the detail on that thing! thats all for now!

peace and chow, (lots and lots of it! yum.)

Holy crap just realized that I failed to approve ur comments from the other day..sorry! They're there now. I had read them in my email, just apparently never came over here to approve them. finish my story from earlier this morning (if you missed it, start reading the blog before this one and you'll be all caught up!) So after she got all that junk cleaned up I continued to mess up shipments all day..messed up orders all day. Had a horrible headache..but she got me a big delish Scotch & Soda from Sonic's Drive Thru that was delish. David (her Dad and co-owner) said that I should leave out the soda cuz it ruins the scotch. LOL It was kinda funny b/c none of them had ever heard of a non alcoholic scotch & soda..they thought I just wanted to drink. And, well, it might have been a good idea. Anyway, if you don't know what it is either, it's a sprite with lemon and vanilla.

Then after work I came home, got the sweet fam and went to get groceries. We got home around 8:30, put the groceries away. Heated up the homemade Lava Cakes that Corinne had given me earlier in the day and gorged on those. Oh DELISH. What a perfect way to end a horrible day. Then Chris and the kiddos watched Iron Man and I went to bed and watched my story and Project Runway and then passed out..but it was so hot for some reason last night I kept waking up. Oh well. The kids don't have school today or tomorrow so I got to sleep in this morning. Well, I still woke up around 7:30 but just laid in bed till 8 in the darkness and then turned on the tv and watched some Tim Gunn's Style Rescue or whatever it's called. I love Tim Gunn.

Today at work was good. I had a lot to catch up on with having been so busy while Corinne was gone and got quite a bit done. Corinne was having a hard day. Not feeling well (Gail & I think she's catching our crud) and finally decompressing from last month or so with the illness & death of her Gramma and the funeral and everything else. She just looks worn out. And she is like the energizer bunny, the girl never stops. So, when she looks like she did today I worry. But, I'm sure she'll be ok. She has nothing to do this weekend so I told her, "SLEEP!!!"

Came home to my hubby making me a wonderful dinner tonight, as always. A nice pork roast with the veggies and gravy and then I made some mashed potatoes. It's so nice to come home.

It's an overcast stormy sort of evening and my plans for tonight got canceled so I'm gonna go get in my jammies and relax in my lazyboy that Gramma gave me. I love my Gramma.

Have a wonderful night. I've missed you guys and love you like crazy. Be blessed as you've blessed me :)

I've been punishing my blogger b/c I have been angry with it. Juvenile, yes. Really, I should punish photobucket. But, whatever. See I was one step away from a sweet new layout for this bugger and then the photobucket thing froze up and the blogger wouldn't let me save my changes. So, I just haven't been back. Maybe tonight I will have a chance to change the layout. I just can't stand it. It's so...fugly.

Anyway, the ultrasound was fine. Wonderful in fact. I asked if I could just stay all day. The ultrasound thingamajig felt GREAT on my back, the bed was ultra comfy, room was nice n quiet and at the perfect temp..ahhhh. I'll try to remember how great it was when I get the bill. heehee Anyway, she sent the stuff over to the radiologist who will then send it over to my doc who will then look them over. blah blah..I'll call him tomorrow, I think, and see what's what.

Week has been long. SO glad tomorrow is Friday. I messed up everything I touched at work yesterday. I got to work at 8, and by 8:15 had my head in my hands, choking back tears. Luckily I'm alone at work till usually around 10 so I had time to compose myself . Corinne came in around 9 help fix the mess I had made. Well, I should explain..they had updated the system the night before and not left a note to tell me..AND had not changed back the settings. So when I went to upload all the new orders I instead uploaded them into some weird file. Then I called Corinne to ask her what the crap was goin on and why the current orders didn't come in..she said no worries, just go delete the ones I imported and she'd be down to fix the settings in a bit. Fine. Sounds great. I begin to think..sweet! Not such a bad morning after all. I go and start deleting the invoices I imported (have never done this before.) You do this by opening the invoice and hitting Control D. Super easy. Nothing rocket science-ey. I start to notice, hey I guess I don't need to close down the window when I hit control D b/c it just brings up the next one..SWEET! One less step for me. After awhile I think..hmm..I wonder why my list isn't getting any shorter. OH CARAPP..and my whole body goes numb, the blood leaves my body, silent hush fills the air..I'm deleting VALID INVOICES instead of the duplicate invoices. HOLY CANOLI. AND this is when my head entered my hands. (I should say that I've also been fighting a horrendous and I do mean HORRENDOUS headache now for the better part of a week and possibly a cold that my kids keep trying to give me. AND yesterday morning I started my period, a day early, out of the blue. Emotions are running high!!) I decide, I'm not calling Corinne to tell her that I've been deleting important files by accident. I think it better to wait to share such news. She comes in awhile later, after I've also realized that every customer that calls that I have to take an order from is being printed on an invoice which shows the date of the day before. Weird. I start to I even know what today is? Where am I? What the hell is goin on? I just want to go home. I was saying, she came in..smiled and asked how it was goin. I said, "It's only gotten worse. Much worse." She says, "Why? What's goin on?" I tell her everything..she says, "Oh man. OK, let me sit down and see what's goin on." Mind you she is not angry..which is what I love about working there. But, I still feel like a moron. She says, "Don't worry about it, this is all part of learning." I say, "OH, is THAT what this is? Learning?" LOL She takes 20 min or so and fixes it all..brings back the stuff I deleted, etc...

Crap..gotta go to work, will finish this later. Stay tuned!!!