Tuesday, April 28, 2009

week #2

Today was my second week on weight watchers. It has been a week in a funk with Payton getting over an ear infection, Addison trying to get sick and all of this crummy rain. So I wasn't on track like I should have been. I didn't work out but maybe once and didn't drink all my water like I should have. But I did stay on track with my points....at least I did something right. Well, weigh in was today and I really didn't want to get on the scale. Holding my breath, I stepped on and I am down 2.5 more pounds. Not exciting but I can't complain it is a lose. I really thought that I hadn't lost any. So, I am getting back on schedule with my workouts and hydrating.

I am determined to get my prebab(ies) body back after way too many years. I know that won't happen because I was 115 when I got pregnant with Mo. It has been over 12 years and I ain't no spring chicken any more. Plus pregnancy does some mean things to a woman's body....and age...not to mention gravity*grin*.

Not expecting miracles, just a healthy mind and body.

One of my closest friends was going to ask if I was sick because I had lost a little. I told her "yes, I am sick. Sick of being overweight."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I got this as an e-mail


After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right: You want me to... go into that room with all those kids,
1. correct their disruptive behavior,
2. observe them for signs of abuse,
3. monitor their dress habits,
4. censor their T-shirt messages,
5. and instill in them a love for learning.
6 - check their backpacks for weapons,
7 - wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and
8 - raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.
9 - teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship andfair play, and
10 - how to register to vote,
11 - balance a checkbook, and
12 - apply for a job.
13 - check their heads for lice,
14 - recognize signs of anti-social behavior, and
1 5 - make sure that they all pass the state exams.
16 - provide them with an equal education regardless of theirhandicaps, and
17 - communicate regularly with their parents in English and Spanishby letter, telephone, conferences, email, homework hotline, web page,midterm newsletters, and report card.
You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, abulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
You want me to do all this and then you tell me......

"I CAN'T PRAY?" Are you nuts!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a little success

A month ago I decided enough was enough. I have been over weight since the twins were born....5 YEARS ago. So, I joined the FLC at church and have been working out about 3 to 4 days a week since. Nothing was really changing because I wasn't watching my calories. I joined weight watchers last Tuesday and have been watching EVERY point intake as well as doing my pilates or the FLC.

Today was my weigh in day and I was excited to see that I have lost 5.5 lbs in one week. YEAH!! I am very encouraged and pray that I can keep on this road to success. I really need to lose the pounds and get in good health. I have no energy to keep up with the kiddos. I have it in for me because Addi is a ball of fire taking off when you least expect it. Just wanted to share how excited I am to make some progress.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

cuddlin' with my daddy

Payton hasn't been feeling well. I am sure she has a double ear infection. Hopefully I can get her in to see the doctor tomorrow. Well, here she is snuggling with her Daddy earlier today. They both look pretty comfortable.
*Payton has an ear infection in one ear. She is on antibiotics and antihistamine. Poor baby can't hear well and we have to literally holler at her so she can hear us. Today she is feeling better.*

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

peek a boo...i see you

playin' with daddy? couldn't resist sharing. she keeps us laughin'.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Hope everyone had a great Easter. We spent it with Susan and Garry. Attended church, got caught in the down pour of rain,ate a yummy brunch, thankful the sun came out, hunted eggs, Daddy snoozed on the couch, came home, made the kids rest, never dyed the eggs(oops), ate dinner, and Daddy went to work. It felt rushed, but very nice to remember the true meaning of the love Jesus showed and continues to show us daily.

I am disappointed I didn't get better pictures. I hope S and G did better. Here is what I could salvage.

Friday, April 10, 2009

dating all over again

Todd and I have been together over 13 years now. So ,you know, the spark is pretty much a fizzle. After 4 kids there isn't much time for romance or couple time. We really didn't put forth an effort to turn off the parenting and focus on husband and wife time. Our marriage was stalled and uneventful. Don't get me wrong, we love each other but we were stuck in a rut!

We have decided that we need more communication of what each others' needs are. We are talking more and putting forth the effort for each other. Making sure the other feels important and spending more time together. It's like we are dating again. We did have dinner and a trip to WalMart last weekend...alone. I know, WalMart isn't that romantic but it was nice to just be together.

Susan and I went shopping this morning and Todd kept the kids. Thanks Susan for taking me and being my fashion consultant. My hubby is making sure that he takes the kiddos for me every once in a while so that I can unwind. After I got home my nephew returned Todd's call to confirm babysitting tonight. Wow, 2 weekend nights in a row. How did I deserve that?

Well, I better get some house work done before my "hot" date tonight. Anybody jealous?*grin*

Saturday, April 4, 2009

we tried

This was one picture from our photo shoot. I like it....... The only thing missing is Todd. We'll get one soon with all of us.

Friday, April 3, 2009

my little hot tamale

Todd loves hot sauce. The hotter the better he says. I bought him some Cholula and one he had never tried before called Yucatan made with habanero peppers. Yeah, can you say burn.

Anyway, little miss Addison decides to try them both. She managed to get the bottles off the counter and the lids off. I noticed that she wasn't where I could see her. I call her name and she has the Yucatan in her hand, the evidence around her mouth, drool coming down her chin. I ask her what she did. She says, "I try it." Mind you there are NO tears or screaming hot. She actually liked it. I guess she takes after her Daddy on that one.

I would have loved to post a picture of her face.......

a little....or big..... push

*I forgot to post about the most exciting part of our day. After parking at the mall for our play date, I was talking to one of the other moms while she got her kids out of her car. Took about 5 minutes. As we started walking I looked over at the van and I had a flat tire. I mean it was dead. No hope for fix a flat....so my wonderful hubby who was just about to go to sleep since he works the 3rd shift. Drove 20 minutes to change my tire. What a man!!! I did pay attention so that I can change it if it ever happens again. I'll pray it doesn't. So after our fun time playing, we went to Discount Tire where I was told it could not be patched because a razor sliced it open.(how did that happen?) $26.00 and a new tire later, we are blessed.* added later

There is a sports program for home schoolers that meet twice a month. Morgan has only been
twice, today being one of the times. She enjoyed it so much the first time and couldn't wait to go back. She had met 2 or 3 girls that she had hit it off with. Yesterday she couldn't wait to go to see one girl in particular. Well, this morning it was completely different. She complained and didn't want to go. I usually give in and say OK but not this morning. (I am working on that.....give me some time.) I put my foot down and gave a push(not literally) and told her she WAS going. Of course then I got the attitude which seems to be a lot lately since she is a "preteen". Oh the hormones, but that is a another post all by itself.

Anyway, I take her into the building and she is still really not wanting to be there. Being standoff-ish, looking uncomfortable, looking for a familiar face. A smile appears of recognition, the little girl she wanted to see was there. Yeah. But she still wasn't participating like she normally does in sports. My athletic daughter didn't want to play. Well, the younger kids and I had a play date with 2 other moms and their kids so I left. When I came back to get Mo, she introduced me to her friend and asked if she could go hangout at her house for a little while. Double yeah!! So she is at her house right now. I know that she is having a great time.

I am realizing that I do have to give a push every once in a while or she is going to miss out on some thing good.