Friday, January 30, 2009


Today I did 3 loads of laundry....only after a 2 day break from doing laundry. Seriously, where do these clothes come from? 2 days ago I had all the laundry in the house done, blankets, bags, new shirts, etc. How is there 5 loads that need to be done today ready? I loathe laundry I think. Dad says: "I will start doing your mom and mine laundry". I say 2 more people doesn't break the laundry It almost seems as though it would be a waste anyway. I think it would be a waste of water, soap, etc. Plus, then we would have like what scheduled laundry days?? Not worth it, just pile it in, I will take care of it.

I also swept the kitchen floor, vacuumed the house, cleaned the kitchen, peeled potatoes, took a shower, and went to a viewing of a dear friend of mines. Jessi's grandmother took her place in the Lord's household last week and her viewing was today. It was a nice viewing with people telling tales of the good ol' days. I met a really nice preacher (he wasn't really a preacher) today. All dressed up and ready to go. I also was hit on by a 7 year old and an elderly man that wanted the 7 year old to find him a I didn't bite do to the fact that I walked in on said elderly man patting other women's butts. lol. All jokes aside, I feel bad for the family. The pain on their faces was enough to jerk your heart out. I mostly hung out with the kids. They found me entertaining and I was slowing them down from running, screaming, and well hitting each other. Or at least I tried. I found it really nice that Jessi's work sent flowers. It's comforting to know that a growing business found time to honor their employee like that.

So I was all dressed up today. Couldn't really go to a viewing in sweatpants and a sweatshirt and all. It felt really good to get dressed up like that. I was talking about it with some people and said I always feel good all dressed up but I hate doing it. Does that make any sense? If I like it why don't I do it more often? I blame it on being a country girl. That's no excuse but at least I ain't to

Cody, Eric, my 2 cousins, and Dad went sledding on the hill across the road while I was gone. A good time was had by all. I walked in the door at about 7:40, Austin was asleep (I was like whaat?) and fed. Apparently he hit a growing spurt today and ate and ate and ate, with little to no spit up or other bodily functions (of the ucky nature). He's getting to be such a big boy. He has pretty much weaned himself off the bottle and formula. The bottle, I say more power to ya little one, the formula has me a little worried. I feel like he NEEDS those vitamins. So I put in a call to the doctor yesterday. They weren' THAT worried about it. Just said to keep offering it to him in a sippy cup and if he takes it great and if he doesn't that's okay too. I feel like Johnny 5 though, need more input. Do you remember that movie? Short Circuit? It's so 80's. I loved when he read the phone book in like 3 seconds. I always wanted to be able to do that. I don't know why.

Well I am done rambling for now. I think.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


After all that griping I did in my last blog, Cody went SLEDDING!!! It was so fun. Eric took us across the road in the cow pasture and we had a BLAST!!! I couldn't tell you how many times we went down the hill. Cody was loving it! This is really the first year he was in to it. We raced and went down one at a was awesome. Let this be known.....Eric does NOT race fair when it comes to sledding. He hurries up before you say go and goes down the hill. I won cause he cheated AND I went farther down the hill than he did. Cody says...well you guys BOTH won...I was like WHAT???? lol. Then when Eric and Cody raced, Eric cheated, Cody rammed into the back of he says I lose...but you cheated so I win. It was so fun. Mom and Dad watched Austin for us. We were gone for about 1 1/2 hours. It was so much fun. I can't wait to go tomorrow. Maybe I will remember to take the camera and get some snapshots of us. Oh yeah, and by the way every time I went down the hill I yelled WOOHOO. It was comical. Then I did, not 1 but 2 running and jumping on the sled as I vamoosed down the hill. Hence, I have a huge bruise on my right knee that I did not know existed until I went to bend my knee and it

Snow Snow Snow

There is a lot of snow out there. Not compared to other places in Ohio. Funny how the bulk of the storms always seems to miss us. Although, we do have quite a few inches out there. It makes me wonder if Cody will have school tomorrow or not. We haven't seen any ODOT trucks today, yesterday they were coming by about every hour, today, not so much. Cody has a "bag" packed in case we lose electricity....and I guess go under attack. lol. The things this kid comes up with. Austin likes to watch the snow but other than that he really hasn't had contact yet. He doesn't have a snow suit as I could not find one that would fit his scrawny butt. They're all just the snow bags or whatever.

Today is the viewing of a close friends' grandmother. I had every intention on going, but, with this snow I'm afraid it won't stop in enough time. As of right now, we can't see the neighbors trees or the curve in the road. We've ALWAYS been at least able to see the curve no matter what.

With this snow and the thick layer of ice after the first snow it should be some good sledding if I can drag Cody out there to sled with me. I don't know if I'll be able to get him out there or not. The kids these days aren't like when I grew up. If they canceled school we were outside by 9:00 a.m. Cody says it's too cold yesterday. I don't know about them. What happened? Where did the yearning to be outside and stuff go? I know it's not just my kid. I've talked to other parents and it's not. However, in the summer Cody is WAY more likely to go outside. Especially if there is a pool available. I just remember growing up when I woke up and had breakfast it was outside until dark, except to eat and go to the bathroom. I guess it's laziness??? It just really makes me wonder. Anyway, these are just things I think of from time to time.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Update on Dad

Dad came home from the hospital today. It was definitely pneumonia. It settled down in his right lung. He has some antibiotics and another chest x-ray next week and hopefully a ct scan. They want to make sure that the pneumonia is not masking something else (IE. cancer). Hopefully not. He also came home, to my surprise, with no smoking pills. I was really shocked. Of everyone to quit smoking I never thought it would be him. Slow down after this sure, but not quit.

Cody and Dad did some more bonding tonight by playing Lincoln Logs. Cody had a set and received another one for Christmas this year so he finally had enough logs this time to build more than one building. It made me long for an old set. The new sets come with plastic roofs that limit your building ability. Whereas the old ones accommodated the roofs to include long or short ones or no roofs at all. Dad said that maybe it was to stop catapulting...I don't know I just know it kinda sucks.

Cody & Dad talking about it.

Cody & Dad making blueprints.

SnotRod's Garage & Wash

Austin is soooo going to be my problem child. He has such attitude at such a young age. He literally yells at me (well more like a growl really). It's funny, yet not funny. I dread the upcoming years. Makes me think about when he is a teenager if he will still have attitude....yuck I hope He is such a wallower. He wallows me to death. It seems like sometimes that he has to be touching me at all times. It's cute yet annoying. He also started making the kissing noise today. It was so awesome. He's growing up so much. I want him to be little forever.

Austin laying on my feet.

Eric and I are still really good. It's amazing how strong our marriage is. It seem indestructible. I am so glad that he is my husband and my children's father. I was at a birthday party this past week and I was the only who was happy in her marriage there. I was almost made to feel left out or ashamed that we have a good marriage. I didn't feel that way, I felt proud mostly, but, it was a little disturbing. Then I realized when I looked around the room that maybe due to circumstances I was a little more mature than the people there. I didn't care though. I just will have to be more careful about the surroundings that I allow myself to be in. Thankfully, Eric watched the kids for me so it was a nice break.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Daddy!

Well yesterday and today we have moved Cody's room from one end of the house to the other. What was once the ebay shipping room is now Cody's room and vice versa. It was a lot of hard work. Dad was working with Eric all day yesterday and seemed fine. Today he started working and said he didn't feel "right" so he took his blood pressure and it was really high. So, he waited a little bit and it was extremely high. Like 238/142 or something. It was ridiculous. This whole time he was having like tremors or convulsions or something. He laid down for a little bit and I took it again but it had lowered. So we were worried but not as bad. Dad is never sick so for him to say outloud that he didn't feel good was like a huge deal. He tried to get up to go to the hospital and he couldn't walk right. Then he started coughing and was coughing up blood. They admitted him at the va. They said he has pneumonia. I hope that's all it is and I hope that he gets to come home soon. We don't know yet if the va will let Mom stay the night or not. I hope so. I would hate for Dad to have to stay in the hospital with noone there with him. That's all I have for now.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday 01/19/09

Today was less productive than I had hoped. I had every intention of getting the bills organized. Since the move meant leaving our desk in storage, I have found that I'm sort of disorganized on more than one level. Bills being the highest. However, my Mom bought me an organizing tool that has set on my bedroom floor for, oh about, 2 weeks. Can't help it. Between cleaning and laundry and raising two kids....I haven't found the time. YEPPERS I am procrastinating. I will get it done. I just need to drag everything out. And guess what?? I am dreading seeing just how many people we owe on paper.

Austin and Cody were pretty good today. Other than naps, Austin only managed to pull two things down. Both of which were glass. Haha nothing broke for once. Cody was a little whiny today, probably just tired though. He's supposed to be in there sleeping and yet he's awake. We put him to bed almost two hours ago. Gotta love it!

There's a couple of pictures of them just hanging out today. Austin fell asleep on Eric's lap for a little bit. Well, until we told Cody it was time to go to bed that is. The OOooh I don't want to go to bed sorta woke him up. Cody was playing a video game.

While I was giving the boys a bath, something that I now do all at once, the most hilarious thing (to me, not Cody) happened. I was getting Austin out and Cody always stays in and plays until I get Austin dressed. I was holding Austin up above the bathtub to get the last drips off and he pooped in mid air. Yep you guessed plop plop. And Cody was scrambling to get out of the bathtub really fast. It's even funnier now that I think about it. Cody was so grossed out and completely NOT rinsed off. Oh, and I just asked Eric how he got the poop out cause I was getting Austin out and he was freezing. And he just told me that he drained the tub, and one poop plop broke down and went down the drain and the other one he had to get toilet paper and grab it really fast cause the toilet paper had gotten wet. I am CRACKING UP right now. It was so comical and this just puts the cherry right on the cake....ewwww cake and poop. Yep I am a Mom.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's Annoying Really!

So we had Sunday dinner today. I thought, just for a second, that we had made it through it without anyone getting seriously annoyed. I got into trouble a couple of times for my mouth and it's dirty habits, but nothing serious. UNTIL.....the very end. We were getting ready to leave when a certain somebody has the nerve to go up to MY son and snatch Cody's belongings away from him and THEN accuse him of stealing. My kid may be alot of things but a thief he is NOT!!!! It wouldn't be that bad but this happens just about every Sunday dinner. This child loses his own belongings and then blames Cody for stealing them. It drives me batty. I already said something to the "someone" today. But, let it happen just the one more will be the LAST time. Mess with me that's one thing, mess with my children, and it's on like donkey kong buddy. Especially, when the accusations are completely false and unwarranted. Cody has NEVER stolen a thing in his life. URGHHHH!!!

Sunday 01/18/09

We are having Sunday dinner today at my Grandma Charlotte's. This is the first time in ages it's been here. She just bought her first ever "brand new" couch and she wanted to show it off. She cooked fried chicken, mashed potatoes, succotash, and I made the brown paper bag apple pies. I sure hope they are good cause you make the pies put them in a brown paper bag and put the bags in the stove. It sounds all good, however, while baking the paper bags smell awful. The family gets together every other Sunday for a huge family dinner. There's like 14-16 of us at any given dinner. The kids enjoy seeing all the cousins and so forth. Sometimes it's hard to be around some of these people. I love them all dearly but sometimes they just get under your skin. Well there's really just a couple. I think every family has em.

I took some pics of the boys on Grandma's new couch. Here is a list of her rules for the new couch (I'm naming it Fred).

Fred's Rules

1. You cannot sit on the couch with your shoes on.

2. No smoking on the couch.

3. No animals on the couch.

4. You may not drink or eat on the couch.

5. No bodily functions on the couch to include burping, farting, spit-up etc

6. You must bathe before you can sit on the couch. j/k

I think that is all of Fred's rules. Fred is green in color and is a gorgeous couch. Grandma is so excited about her couch and is just being precautious. It's really sort of cute. She's probably only half serious about the rules. But, everyone is afraid she's serious ergo noone is sitting on Fred.

Maybe some more later...I doubt it though.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday 01/16/09

Today, I feel like I wasted. Don't get me wrong I did my motherly duties. But I didn't really do much else. For example, I only did two loads of laundry. I feel like there just isn't enough time. I feel myself longing for spring/summer days. We're putting out a hefty garden this summer. We always put one out but this year we're putting out a bigger one due to the economy etc.. And even though it's going to be some hard work I keep imagining the boys playing in the yard while I weed the garden and plant. Then I see us all going for a late afternoon/early evening dip in the pool. I can't wait for barbeques and my most favorite summer pasttime bonfires. I imagine that Eric and Cody will definitely put in some hours on the quads this summer as well. Warmer temperatures, camping, spending alot more time outdoors this year, and even the smell of some water babies sunblock. This summer will definitely be different from summers past. I see just alot of more outdoor activities this year and have already (in my mind) been planning out our summer. I think Cody will more than likely want to play ball again this summer and now that we have his adhd under control it should be a more pleasurable event. Eric and I had some serious discussions this evening and it should prove to strengthen our marriage and family in some big ways. I love my husband so much that sometimes I don't think he realizes how in love with him I am. He makes me so happy on so many different levels that when I think back to when we almost didn't make it, while it was a big deal, I feel like that if we can get past that we can get through anything. There is a saying that every marriage has to jump some hurdles and sometimes when I think of all we've been through that we have literally climbed some mountains in the past I hope that there is nothing but rolling meadows ahead of us.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New additions

Well we have a new addition in our house. Freckles, the outside cat, has decided it's too cold outside for her butt and has invited herself indoors. This cat is a stray mind you, she just showed up one day and has never left. My Dad has been known to publicly announce his dislikenes (is that a word) for cats, however, he is the sole caretaker of this cat. Also, he is currently being shoved out of his bed due to the new cat moving in. She is a cute cat, black and white, healthy now. When she first showed up she couldn't open one eye, looked like she was starving, and had what appeared to be a hole in her stomach. When I say hole I mean the fur was never missing but a large (baseball sized) dent was there in her side. The dent is now gone, she is of healthy weight, and she opens her right eye. But, there is a squint on that eye. She goes to the vet tomorrow for vaccinations (due to the kids) and a thorough check-up. She walked in the front door today looked around for a little bit, climbed up the back of the couch and perched herself right on the quilt I had just washed that covers Eric & I's bed. Now the quilt is in need of washing again...crap.

In other news, my heart goes out to the plane crash victims that fell into the Hudson River today. So glad that everyone is okay. Well everyone except for the flock of birds that they hit that caused the plane to lose both engines.

Cody was on a two hour delay today and was sent home with a note saying that tomorrow will be another two hour delay due to the temperature, or lack there of. He's gotten good marks for behavior the last two days and is positive that tomorrow will be too. It's disheartening to know that she will inevitable be giving him "bad" marks on his report card that we should be getting Thursday. Three bad days in 6 weeks is apparently below average. If the teachers can have bad days why not the students? Maybe we should grade the teachers for their classroom behavior as well, on a daily basis that is. That way they aren't getting just the one day every two or three month report cards but a daily one as well. Yep still a little bitter I guess. Maybe it's just my motherly instincts jumping in not wanting anyone to tell me that my son is below average. Especially when he is not. He's in the first grade reading on a fourth grade level...below average??? I think not.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Today is a day that I should have just stayed in bed. I woke up with stomach cramps that turned into a headache. I had so much I needed to get done and I feel like I underachieved. I got most of the laundry done but not all of it. I picked Cody up from school and handed in his doctor's excuse for missing school Friday. That pretty much sums it up. I guess I can scratch off one thing off of my list and that was picking up Cody. I don't know where the time goes. I guess it mostly goes to rocking Austin and feeding him. He's nothing like Cody was. He is so needy and has such attitude at such a young age. The dude literally yells at me. Not that he can so much talk as just yell...and say MOOOOM. Those two boys are both rotten in themselves though. Cody had a dosage change on his adhd medicine and seemed to do much better in school today. I feel sorry for the little guy. He gets into trouble at school from time to time for the most random things. And the bad part is that he knows better he just can't NOT do it ya know? Like getting out of his seat, doing his morning work, talking, and apparentlly you may NOT touch the walls in the hallway as he found out last Wednesday with the moving a crayon. His "crayon" is well a paper crayon with his name on it that charts publicly if you are bad in class etc. He does so well goes a month or more with no incidences and then WHAM two in one week. I find myself loathing his teacher and dreaming of homeschooling. Husband says no. I just want him to succeed.

Oh yeah by the way I did cook supper so I guess that's another thing crossed off the imaginary list. Today I make a mental list of the things that I want to do tomorrow and I already accept the fact that from one circumstance or another I will not be getting my list done. So I prioritize. Vacuuming is a must. Getting dressed another must. Feeding the kids another must. And the boys need baths tomorrow night again. The other stuff will just have to wait. Most of it is stuff that I wanted to get done for myself. It seems that I run out of time always when it comes to me. I need a day. I have a brand new movie that I want to watch but I refuse to do it until I can sit and quietly watch the whole thing by myself. Selfish?? Maybe to some but to those other Mommies out there I know you know what I mean. I find myself plucking my eyebrows while I pee. Hey don't laugh it cuts down on time in the bathroom (the time that it seems everyone needs something). Maybe tomorrow I will pee in peace but I doubt it. lol.