Thursday, December 31, 2009
I am SUPER overwhelmed right now-just got back to Georgia, unpacking the car, gifts, putting up decorations, maids were just here, I've already trashed the house, laundry, life, etc!!!!!!!!!!!
I go back to work on Monday for a teacher workday, and husband has to work on SUNDAY-ugh! No daycare and I have 4 sets of writing to grade (still!)
I am trying to take a deep breath and just get over it all. Husband informed me last night that I have been in a slump and just moping around and "overwhelmed" for the past month. That was nice to know. Hmmmm, what is my deal?
I need to take some time to get things accomplished, then I will do a real post with lots of pictures!
I have set new WW goals and have to get back to planning menus and going grocery shopping. I also MUST do some workouts-but that is also by the wayside. RAH!
But, for right now, I'm not reading google reader or posting. I'm loving on Emma and trying to get shit done. Is this just a mommy thing that we go through? I did this before kids, but it didn't seem as bad or intense. Just that nagging feeling of not getting even the basics done. And I really haven't been on the computer either-I was feeling like I was neglecting you all and I miss our daily convos!
PS-like 18 people I know are pregnant right now! I am so excited for you all! Anyone else want to share some news??
I will be back soon! Don't give up on me! :D
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Anyway, I want you to check out Mrs. Potts and her awesome giveaway, and OK, I guess you should enter it, cause it's pretty awesome people! So, go check out the giveaway and be sure to tell her that I sent you!
Hopefully I'll get a post with some substance sometime before the New Year. But don't hold your breath. :D
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
This weekend we don't have much on tap. The doggles have to go get their shots tomorrow morning, then I plan on going to the gym for at least an hour. I only went once this week. This was the week from hell as far as trying to get stuff done. I had tons of errands to run. I also need to finish up shopping and wrapping this weekend. We are leaving Tuesday for sweet home Alabama for all of the Christmas festivities.
On Monday we are planning to go to the mall and have Emma's picture made with Santa. Let's just say the last venture equaled about 3 hours in wait time. So, hello weekday. We are also packing like mad and getting our cars ready for the trip. We have to take two cars since we have 400 lbs of baby shit and personal shit and 2 giant dogs.
I can't wait to see the family and friends in Alabama. I already have lunch dates and shopping trips planned! Yay! Lots of posting and pics will ensue on the trip-I will have 2 nannies-aka grandmas taking care of Miss Emma.
I hope you all have lots of plans and fun in store for the upcoming holidays! What are you most excited about?
Character 1: The 3rd floor?
Character 2: Go.
Character 1: It's scary up there.
Character 2: Don't be silly, Fuller will be up in a little while.
Character 1: I don't want to sleep with him. You know about him, he wets the bed. He'll pee all over me, I know it.
Character 2: [looking disgusted] Fine, we'll put him somewhere else.
I know I will have an answer within thirty minutes of posting this. My ALL.TIME.FAVE. So, give me your best guess.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Anyway, I have been lax in posting about two awards I received, so let's do it! I love awards, love getting recognized in bloggy land, and think it's only good and right to re post and share the love with my other BFF's!
So, first up we have the Honest Scrap award from my IRL friend Adventures of a First Time Mommy! Thanks girl, love it and you! Let's have lunch and a walk/play date soon!
In order to accept this award, I need to come up with 10 honest things about myself....yikes a million-some of these may be TMI, but....it said honest. :D
1. I don't always wash my makeup off. I know, it's awful for my skin, but sometimes I am so tired, I just say, "Screw it."
2. I clip my toenails in bed, but pick up each clipping and put it on the night table so they don't go in my bed or on the floor. Sick, I know. But it's the only way I can maneuver my feet up that close to my face to see.
3. I cannot leave school on Friday until I have planned and copied every last detail for the upcoming week.
4. I cannot go to bed until the kitchen is practically spotless (although, during pregnancy I could and did leave dishes in the sink overnight!)
5. I go to the bathroom (tee tee) at least two times before flushing if no one else is in the house. (What, I'm trying to be eco-conscious!)
6. I feel guilty if I don't go to church on Sundays.
7. I drink two diet cokes per day.
8. I feel guilty if I don't track my WW points-which mainly is on the weekends-I "track" in my head.
9. Likewise, I feel guilty if I eat something I don't know the points of, because it's probably not good for me.
10. I can go all weekend without showering if I'm not going out with people-and I'm not grossed out.
Do you all still love me?
Now, I want to give this to all of my followers and readers! You all make me smile, and I want to know more about you all! Please post the award and tell me ten honest things about yourself!
Next, the Happy 101 blog award! This is from Brittany at Living in the Moment! This award is for blogs that make you smile, and it has two requirements:
1. List 10 things that make you happy
2. List 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
1. Diet cokes and wine
2. My hubby, daughter, and whole family!
4. My dogs (most of the time)
5 My friends IRL and in blog land
7. Making lists and crossing things off (OCD much?)
8. Having email "conversations" with friends (right, b.e.g.? :D)
9. Going to church
10. When people guess the Sunday Saying!
Now, these people make me happy, but unfortch, I cannot link up to all of them because I am sooooo tired and have a baby to care for (J/K-she is just my excuse :D) But really, all of these fab ladies are found on my blogroll to the right-check em out now.
Mrs. Potts at Experiments in a Galley Kitchen
Brown Eyed Girl
Bridget at Don't Blink
For the Love
Leslie at Lamberts Lately
Jen at Should be Cleaning
Mrs. Classic at Simple yet Classic
Miss Sweet Tea at Sweet Tea Diaries
Ladies, keep the hits coming! Sorry for the lame non link up, but I adore you all nonetheless! Now, I expect to see some award posts in my Google Reader soon ladies. :D
Saturday, December 12, 2009
So, have a go at this. I did enter these into my WW online to get the points value, and my chili is 4 points per serving, and the potato soup is 6 points. That's good! As always, recipes upon request. Happy (still) weekend!
Monday-Chili with baked Tostitos and a side of broccoli
Tuesday-Mom's shrimp creole with salad
Wednesday-(WW meeting night) Leftover chili
Thursday-Potato soup with cheese toast and a side of broccoli
Friday-Jambalaya (box style) with salad
Saturday-Hubby's birthday-out to eat!
Sunday-Baked lemon pasta with salad
Monday-out to eat! Emma is getting her picture made with Santa at the mall. (Yikes!)
What are you all eating this week? Do share! Leave a link in the comments so we can all see-I would love to do a McLinky. Anyone know how or want to start that up? :D Tell me and I'll do it!
It's that time again! In case you are unfamiliar with the rules, identify the characters and movie that this quote is from. :D It's a classic folks!
Character 1: What are you looking at?
Character 2: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer...
It's an easy one, I know. But humor me. It's one of my favorite movies. And it's fitting for the season too!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Shaina from Post Smith! Yay Shaina! I don't know how to copy and paste the actual random number generator, so you'll just have to take my word for it! The random number generator chose number 39. Shaina, send me your home address please, and I'll get your Target giftcard in the mail right away!
Now, I am SERIOUSLY super excited for all of the people I have met through this giveaway! I have LOVED
stalking reading all of your blogs and have been adding to my Google Reader left and right! I love my blog friends! Thank you all for entering! We will have to do this more often-let me start planning for my 200th post now! :D
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
OK here is the quote for the week:
Pretty easy for us older folks :D It is from a movie. Identify the characters and the movie please. Leave a comment with your answer.
This looks pretty random-it is a conversation during "an escape" scene.
Character 1: Naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm, and a two-foot salami under the other. The bartender says, I guess you won't be needing a drink. Naked lady says...
[the ceiling gives way]
Character 2: Oh, shit!
Give it your best shot! I hope we can get a winner this week-remember, no cheating....... :D
Saturday, December 5, 2009
PS-I am in love with collages in Picasa since I don't have to upload the pics one by one. I will be over it soon, hopefully by the next post! Or not.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Today you were four months old. It seems like I just wrote one of these letters for three months. You've got to slow it down a little bit girlfriend. You had your four month doctor's appointment and vaccinations today. Let's look at your stats:
Very impressive little one! You got two shots today-you screamed bloody murder when the nurse put them in, then the minute that we picked you up, you stopped. Hmmmm, drama queen much? :D You are doing so many things now. Today you rolled over 4 times in a row! You also went Christmas shopping with me for about 2 hours without a peep! You are such a good baby girl! You are going to try rice cereal tomorrow, then we will start introducing fruits and vegetables. I will have to report back on whether you like it or not. Let's look at you over the past few weeks.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Quote 1: "Stuff your sorries in a sack!"
The movie is Pineapple Express. This was said by Saul (James Franco) to Dale (Seth Rogen) when they were doing their drug deal.
Quote 2: "I will literally fu** you in the street." "NO! Don't fu** us anywhere!"
The movie is Pineapple Express too. This was said by Angie's dad to Dale during the dinner scene. Saul busts in their house and they are all freaking out.
Ha-larious! I love Pineapple Express! Come on people, be ready for next Sunday's quotes. They are all going to be from movies. (I had one guess on a TV show.)
And PS, I am all over this post for "Keeping it scannable."
Brittany visited a web site called Tips for Writing Your Blog and she got some, well, tips.
Let me tell you how I think I am doing on each tip.
1. Choose your topics wisely
Ummmm, yeah, since I blog about shit diapers, my food intake, Zumba, and Sixteen Candles. But, this is me, and you like it. :D At least I hope so (okay, lie and make me feel better.)
2. Ensure that you make your readers happy.
Well, I am gonna have to say that this will make someone happy. So, I am on the road to happiness with "my readers." I also hook you all up on Sunday Sayings, so some other people are being made happy through my
3. Share your expertise.
Well, I am sharing my knowledge of menu planning, working out, and movie quotes. Gah, I am so amazing and knowledgeable. Maybe I should start teaching you all how to plan for third graders and make up interesting lessons. Ha!
4. Keep your blog posts short but very tight.
OK, this one could be okay. With the exception of my "Mother Load Thanksgiving Post in Pictures." But that was pictures-so it doesn't count. :D
5. Know your audience.
Readers, I like to think I know you all pretty darn well. You are all friends, and sweet women. I have no men followers :D. We all have a lot in common. I think this would be the ONE thing in blogging that I am good at.
6. Make it scannable.
Okay, I could be good at this too, since I am too lazy to write long posts. But, this post is clearly not meeting that criteria. The thing is, I like reading "meaty" posts from my people in google reader, but then there are days and times when I just want a quick, light read. I have some work to do here.
7. Ensure that your blog posts are informative.
Well, looky here! I am informing you now! And I have informed you about Zumba, movie quotes, and what I am eating for the week. I also keep you informed about my weight loss. Because honestly, don't you all want and need to know those things? Haha! :D
So, I clearly have some work to do to become Dooce, MckMama, or Kelly. Oh well, aspirations people.
Hope your Wednesday is going well!