Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We have a thing....

We have a thing in our home. We call each other silly. We call ourselves silly. Of course only when it's warranted, lol.

It started several months ago. I don't remember what I did, but it was silly and mindless. I looked at the kids and said "Say silly mommy!" along with what I had done. It's continued with things like "Silly mommy, you left your phone in the car!" and, "Silly mommy! Your shoes are ON your feet!" I've added, since that first silly mommy moment, silly (insert child's name here). I want to continue this because it seems to help them with admitting mistakes and understanding that mistakes are ok. No one's perfect! I want them to learn to be humble.

It looks like it's working! A little bit ago I was sitting in the living room when I heard baby girl in the kitchen. She was looking for her cup of water, but couldn't find it anywhere! She was confounded! Out of the blue I hear "Silly me! I put my cup on the counter!" It was the cutest, sweetest thing ever! She admitted a silly mistake she had made and was ok with it... at not yet 3!!! Since then I've heard the older kids say similar things over lost shoes, misplaced belongings, forgotten jokes, etc.

It seems to me that my example of being 'silly mommy' is showing them that it's ok to not only make a mistake but also to admit to it!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hello? Is anyone out there?

Wow, it's been over a year and a half since I last posted anything! Well, life is crazy. I know I posted a couple years ago that I'm getting divorced. Well, still working on that. It's crazy, and a mess, but we're surviving! I've made a huge transformation during that time! I'm no longer depressed. I no longer sit at home all day hoping someone is thinking of me. I live. I love. I have a life!! I'm not a partier, but I get out. I hang out with friends. I take the kids to the water park. I've lost 50 pounds, I'm gaining muscle (or trying at least, currently battling too thin, lol) and I have a tan! *heavenly angels in the background singing* A tan is a HUGE deal for me and my lily white Swedish behind! Lol. I work, though I don't make enough, but I'm trying to find something better. I have a job interview tomorrow! Hopefully that will help! I'm starting a fitness blog. I've become big into fitness and an active lifestyle. The blog is at Let's see if I can keep up on that, lol. It will require me to sit still for a few minutes to post! Lol.

Umm, let's see. I've started taking American Kempo... I love it! I'm about to test for my yellow belt. I've worked so hard to get to this point! When it's taken you over a year to get something, you know you deserve it when you finally get it! Well, I'm about to get it! My instructor just needs to observe a little more to make sure I'm ready to test.

Oh! Another thing... I'm sure none of you were aware of this, but I never finished high school. Well! As of December of 2009, I have completed my high school requirements! I took the GED and got 1 perfect score, 2 near perfect scores, and 2 pretty dang high scores, lol. I'm now planning on taking my GED scores to the adult ed department of the school I took the GED at and asking them to apply it to the final .5 or so credits I needed to get my adult diploma.

I'm also planning on signing up to be a substitute teacher with the school district. This will help me a little with what I've decided to go to school for! So, I love math and finances. Love it! And I love teaching. I love watching as they 'get it'. Part of the reason I homeschooled my kids. So... I'm sure you've guessed it already, lol. I'm going to be studying for my secondary education degree with a math endorsement!

Ok, well, this tired mommy is going to bed! It's after 2 am and I'm still up! Wow, lol. I'm going to have a fun time waking up tomorrow morning! Lol. Night all!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!!

Could the season get any better? I just love this one annual event! Of course, the days and weeks leading up to this one event and the recovery period aren't quite so wonderful, this one day every year makes it so worth it! The light in the kids' faces, the magic in their hearts... nothing else can halt the balking over the excessive baking and clutter galore quite as easily!

Today was absolutely wonderful! I say this surrounded in doll packaging and the stray bits of wrapping paper that I missed during the initial sweep of the house once the paper tearing frenzy was over and the random toy pieces that all belong to various sets and will likely be misplaced, only to be reunited with it's original set in, oh, 6 months or so. Doesn't that, right there, prove the last sentence of the last paragraph to be true? Lol. I will get into that subject a little more thoroughly when I can compose my thoughts a little more eloquently. I have a mindful of thoughts that would fill a single post and then some! Lol. That post will have to wait, though, since my normal, human self isn't able to run on an unlimited amount of energy and something begins to wane when exhaustion pushes it's way to the front. Well, my ability to be witty and cute is that sacrifice right now.

I just thought I'd wish all of my dear friends a very Merry Christmas before the day has passed!! I just noticed that even if you're on the east coast it's still before midnight, therefore still Christmas! Besides, If I don't do it now then it likely won't happen until next year, lol.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

The white stuff has been piling on us for about a week now off and on! This is the most snow I've seen in a couple years!! I LOVE it! Well, not the roads. I really wish they could invent roads that repel snow. Wouldn't that be nice?? As of right now I cannot see a single patch of, well, anything ground related when I look outside. It's so pretty! And the snow is falling straight down, not like a few days ago when it came at my porch at an angle. I had to actually shovel my porch!!! Right now, though, there isn't a single flake adorning my path from the door to the steps!!

Happy Birthday Sass!!

Only 9 days late here!! Lol. 8 years old on December 13th... My baby (well, big girl, but she'll always be my baby!) is growing up!!

Now, keep in mind we had just eaten lasagna for dinner, hence the red mustache, lol.

Happy Birthday Fuss!!

Almost 2 months late!! Ack!! Well, Miss Fuss celebrated her first birthday at the park on October 25th! Yay!

Here she is with her birthday cake and oh so stylish "bib" lol (hey, it kept her clothes most of the way clean, lol).


Finally! Some Pics of my Kids!!

I was looking through my blog today and realized it is bland. The purple is pretty, yes, but it needs more! Then I remembered that I promised you all a pic of Fuss in a Bum Genius so, here she is in a yellow BG One Size pocket diaper!!


And them some of them all for you aweing pleasure!





And another of Fuss