Thursday, May 19, 2011

I'm a horrible horrible blogger

I apologize. I had every intention of blogging daily for a year. That was the challenge to myself. I guess I didn't take in to consideration the fact that I have 5 children, 1 being an infant and that I am in the middle of packing my house up.
Anyway, please forgive me. I will still blog when I have a few moments to myself. New goal: at least once a week :)

Thanks for understanding.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to pop in and say Happy Mother's Day to all of you mommies out there. Have a wonderful day. Enjoy some good quality time with your kids because with out them we would have no need for a mother's day. It's supposed to be beautiful here tomorrow so I'm hoping to get outdoors with my little ones.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday's Blessings..a cpl days late

With not feeling well and all the other things that have kept me busy I forgot to do my Tuesday's blessings.  I guess I am a work in progress because I really wanted to make sure I did that no matter what. So here it is even if it is a cpl days late.

~ I am thankful for my husband. He works so hard to provide for us even though their are many days he would much rather be home with us.
~ I am thankful for missing my husband EVERY night when he's at work because it means we have an amazing kind of love, one where we miss each other even after 18yrs of being together.
~ I am even thankful for the hard times in those 18yrs because it has given us a much greater appreciation for REAL love

~ I am thankful for my family, even when they drive me crazy or I drive them crazy. Family is so special and I think some times we take it for granted. To any of my family that actually read this thing...I love you and I really am grateful for you
~ I am thankful for online friends. I am not a good friend, honestly, I'm not. I am a good listener and will usually help you see the positive in things but I just don't have time for a lot of real life friends. I know that probably sounds sad but it's the truth. I don't like to talk on the phone, I really do have a 1000 things to do and on the weekends, I really do want to spend time with my kids and husband. Thanks to message boards/forums and facebook I am able to have friends again. They don't require a lot of my time. I am able to offer a shoulder, a laugh, a smile, or be a sounding board all without having to interrupt the day too much. I know I know it really doesn't sound good but those that are like me will understand.
~ I am thankful for a computer and the Internet, with out it all of this home loan paper work stuff could have taken FOREVER
~ I am thankful for the TV because it is giving me the time to write tonight. Yes it is 11:17pm and my 2yr old is up and watching tv...and naked to boot. Refer to earlier post titled "So not better than you" and you will understand
~ I am thankful for McDonalds, is that sad? I didn't realize how grateful I was for that until this week when they closed the one closest to me down for re-model. Oh well, guess the kids will get real food for 6-8 weeks. Then again, Taco Bell is still open :)

Here's the big one for the week, no debates please......
~ I am thankful, truly thankful, to be an American. That's right, you heard me. There is bad and there is good. There are those that will find bad in EVERYTHING and those that will find the good. However, I have to say the "bad" we have is still a lot better than a lot of people's good. So yes I am thankful.

Good night all. I will try and make up for earlier this week by writing this weekend.

Join me....comment below on what you are thankful for? You are welcome to leave a link to your blog as well especially if you want to join with me and do a weekly "Thankful" post.

Thanks for being patient

I am feeling better now and I've almost got the house back together. I think tonight I will just recap the last few days.
Saturday was our UFC night. We like to buy the UFC on demand fight and have the family over for good food, good company and a good fight. Yeah, I know, UFC? I find it pretty interesting though.

Sunday morning I caught some bug and it knocked me pretty much on my butt. Jerry was going to record a few songs (singing is his favorite hobby), so the baby and I stayed in bed pretty much all day.

Every day since then has been BUSY! We are in the process of buying our first house. While Jerry was in the Marine Corps we never really had a desire to own since base housing was a convenient option. We are now ready to venture in to this wonderful world of house ownership. Let me be honest with you....we are scared poopless. I am amazed at all the paper work, I don't think my printer has ever worked so hard. I know it will be so worth it in the end though. The house we are looking at is ideal for our family. It's a BIG 2 story house with 5 bedrooms and a den (school room). I love the idea of having a school room. I mean, I know we won't actually do school in there as we are "get comfy on the couch" kind of people but it will be nice to have a room this year for the hodge podge of books/ things I have acquired and intend to acquire.

The dining area is huge and would be ideal for our family gatherings, remember I have 7 sisters and 6 of us are married and have children, so our gatherings are very big. Sooo, keep us in your thoughts and hopefully I will have some good news to share about that soon.

I'm also spending a lot of time researching curriculum. I need to find something new for the kiddos next year and I'm kind of stuck. All the information out there can be overwhelming but I am glad I can find out as much information as I can. I know I will find the right one for each kid...right?

Okay, I've rambled enough. I apologize, I just have no inspiration to write tonight. So instead of just babbling, I'm going to call it a night.

I'll be back tomorrow, refreshed and ready.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Can I call in sick?

I'm sorry to say I am sick. I obviously cannot call in sick from being a mom but I am going to call in sick from being a blogger. If feeling well I'll be back tonight if not I will see you all tomorrow.

Good news though, being sick has seemed to cure my insomnia at least temporarily.