Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

ok...i fell completely off the flylady wagon yesterday....back on are on, and i ate breakfast, etc. i know what i'm having for dinner, because i made a menu! LOL......roll wagon, roll!!!!!!!!

i'm feeling a bit tired these days....i can't seem to get to bed at a reasonable time, and it gets wearing!! i feel better mentally, tho, so i'm going to shut up right now! LOL

happy birthday to my sister-in-law and my brother! really crazy to think that we're all getting older like this....the brother is 28 now and the sis-in-law is 23....i still feel like my brother and i should be digging crawfish out of the pool in the creek (yes, i really did this!! LOL) and i met alaina when she was just a freshman in high school, so i'm thinking she should still be a geeky teenager! LOL and now my brother is a father of two rambunctious boys and my sis-in-law is a first year law student!

speaking of getting older....the baby brother who shat upon me when i held him for the first time went to prom this past weekend....boy do i feel old....and he's....gasping LOVE!! yikes!

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

today's been an alright day so far....i was up far too late to be getting up at 6:00!! so i'm a little tired today, but i've already cut coupons from the last few months.....i'm caught up with that, too! LOL

i booked two Leaving Prints shows last night.....i'm really wanting to get myself in gear, so hopefully that will help. i also am getting ready for this craft bazaar that i'm going to on saturday. i'm really excited about it, but am really nervous....i'm going to do a door prize drawing, and hopefully get some people to commit to classes.....

aaron is very happy with this new leaf i'm trying to turn over....i really hope that i can keep it up, because the house is a lot happier when it's clean and organized....go's only taken me 26 years to figure this out, but that's not too shabby because i didn't have the influence of my parents backing me up all this time.....sharon, mommy, my step-mom did the best she could considering she had three sons and a daughter, not to mention my father helping her to make the messes. i'm so happy that aaron does so much helping around the house....granted, it's not up to my flylady-psycho standards, but at least he does it, which is a lot more than most women can say! LOL

things to do today....(btw, i DID get around to folding the laundry and working on my scrapspace yesterday....the downside is that the laundry didn't all make it put away and the scraproom is very messy, so it's going to take today to work on it, too! LOL)

1. put coupons in organizer
2. figure out how to put babies' clothes away (this is not such an easy job, because they're either tearing it apart as i'm figuring out how to do it, or they're sleeping, and me working in there just seems to wake them up)
3. finish cleaning scraproom
4. call a few people regarding Leaving Prints
5. turn in two shows for Leaving Prints
6. figure out what to make for dinner now that we're not going out (WE'RE GOING TO LISTEN TO BEN FOLDS IN LAFAYETTE ON SATURDAY INSTEAD!!!!!)

Monday, April 26, 2004

life can be really good when you give it some effort! i can see the floor in my bedroom!! i dont' have any dirt laundry in the hampers! dh did the bathrooms yesterday (tho somehow managed to miss big globs of toothpaste and dirty spots in the toilet...hmmm...), dinner's in the crockpot (pork roast, but at least it's done!!), the kids are actually doing a craft today, and i have menus planned for the entire week.....

someone take my temperature, because i think i've fallen ill with something......

perhaps i will actually get to scrapbook sometime in the near future.....

things to do today:
1. fold laundry (only three loads, tho)
2. put laundry away
3. clean scrap area
4. sort toys, clean them, put them in babies' room

that doesn't include fixing meals and cleaning the kitchen or feeding babies.....LOL

and....happy birthday to my mommy-sharon!! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2004

ok...i just want to say that i've finally am doing the flylady gig.....for those of you who don't know....

my sink is now shining, and i'm desperately trying to get myself in order so that i can enjoy life a little more. so far, i feel better that i am actually doing something to better myself. it makes me feel less desperate and lonely. crazy, isn't it?

today i tackled the kitchen a bit. i read online somewhere that you could use one of those over-the-door shoe racks for extra storage in the pantry. so....guess whose spices are all nicely visible when she wants to cook? yep....

guess who also has a toilet bowl brush in every bathroom?

i will overcome................

Monday, April 19, 2004

*yawn* it was a GREAT weekend!

we spent quite a bit of time outside....the babies are really cute out in the lawn.

we went to steph and paul's for dinner, and everyone went outside afterward so that collin and maggie could play on the swingset that they just built.....the babies CRAWLED UP THE CLIMBING WALL!! i'm in such big trouble when we get our own swingset!! but, i wouldn't trade it for the world....i climb my big ass up there with them. we have a great time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

god, i am so bored. i'm really wishing i did something else. a person needs more adult company than this.....surely there are laws about how long a person can go without hearing a real voice!! after a while, the lonliness really starts to get me down. most other things about my life are totally doable.....but that aspect is really starting to wear on me. i really do love being with my children....being the first one to see griffin take a step....being there for him when he's sick and just wants his momma.....knowing all about erin's tickle spots and how to make her laugh.....those are things that really make it all worthwhile....loneliness, however, makes it hell sometimes.

guess i really should start talking to myself aloud....the voices inside my head just aren't doing it for me anymore!

Monday, April 05, 2004

hey...i forgot to mention that griffin took his first step today! :) news from the homefront...i finally have the taxes nearly finished....WE'RE BUYING THE WOODEN SWINGSET IN THE TOYS 'R US AD! :) WOOHOO!

i have another LP party tomorrow night, so i'm off to get ready for that.

Friday, April 02, 2004

another not-so-bad day in the land of shitty diapers and splattered baby food. the school boy is home (with dad, actually, but dad's been working on his grad work and has therefore been back at his classroom today) today, as the start of his spring break. it's been odd to have him in point....he didn't get breakfast today simply because he didn't pipe i a bad mommy or what?! i did try to soothe over the wound with gifts of harry potter and the chamber of secrets read aloud, but i still feel two inches high. oh, well.....did i mention that dad was home for breakfast? while some of you may do everything around the house that pertains to children, the husband is usually good at doing his fair share. oh, well.....chalk him up on the bad parent list, too.

got a little bit of a nap, tho, when harry wore me out. so all is not lost! ;)

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Today was a not so bad day....tho i tell you that inferno-child is really going to drive me to drink....or drive me to the stress center, whichever turns my crank at the time.....people who coddle their children like they've obviously coddled mr.-i-must-eat-a-green-and-an-orange-vegetable-and-one-fruit-with-every-solid-feeding-and-don't-forget-to-put-a-different-cereal-in-each-one-please............

BUT......i DID get out for a date, and my husband is working on the far this week, i've been showered upon with gifts of jelly belly's...all my favs!...and a book....and he 'fessed up that he's got some hand lotion for me, too. he's such a sweet and thoughtful guy. please remind me of this the next time he really pisses me off! ;) i must really find a way of spoiling him back.....hmmm...... AND...the best part of the night is that we got to eat at bahama breeze! woohoo!!

now...time to go take the sleeping babies out of their cribs and force the boob on them.....hopefully this is not a bad mommy, but they're very full and starting to hurt.....