Sunday, November 28, 2010

haven't check comments in a while

Hey all--

wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my
"do you care" post.

I re-read it and it sounded rather pathetic---sorry about that.

I am glad that people care about what I write--so


to everyone.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Countdown--

This August I was so excited to really do each holiday really big so Yee Rah could experience "holidays" American style....
Fast forward and I didn't even decorate for Thanksgiving---SLACKER---
I lost all motivation when I found out I was pregnaunt and sleeping became more important than decorations--pathic I know.

a few year ago at Hobby Lobby (I think), I bought the most expensive Christmas decoration I have ever bought. It is a advent calendar that is for the whole month. I am not functioning clean enought to do justice to decsribe it, so I will post a picture as soon as I pull it out. I will say that it is kind of like a shadow box and it has 25 doors--one for each day of course.

I do however have a list of fun things that happen in December to help make the season more merry--I will post my 25 things at the end of this blog. Last year I even put in the things I was going to do for exercize each day---it was fun and the girls loved opening it up to see what fun thing was in store for them that day.

so here is my list of fun 25 things to do: (somethings will have to switch because of Church Christmas Program and last minute things, but overall this is it)

1st: get out Some Christmas Decorations (start Christmas lights?)
2nd: get out Some Christmas Decorations (more Chirstmas Lights?)
3rd : Denver
4th : Nutcracker
5th: Denver --- Read with Grandma Minnie
6: Christmas Pictures (Girls & Family)—FHE??
7: Christmas Cookies
8: Christmas Caroling as a family (in our own house with Hot coco & Cookies)
9: Christmas Shopping--??--Mail out Christmas Gifts (cuss because I haven't started the Christmas lights)
10: Put up Christmas Tree
11: Muppets Christmas (Freeze while hating every second I put up lights)
12: FREE NIGHT (do a crappy job of putting up the rest of the lights and hate them)
13: 12 Days of Christmas Secret Santa--do or not do---that is the question
14th: Write Letter To Santa
15th: School Party
16: Movie night as a family
17th: Read Christmas stories by Candlelight
18th: Yee Rah piano recital
19th: Deive around to look at other christmas lights (feel so guilty I didn't do a better job on my lights)
20th: Christmas Ding Door Ditch
21st: Reindeer Food and Santa Cookies (turn on all lights for a few hours---have Lucas tell me I shouldn't turn them on at all)
22nd: Gingerbread Houses
24: Look up Santa on the Internet-is he almost here? (forget all about the Christmas lights and enjoy the peace)
25: Do the Nativity Story (Start dreading taking and putting away the Christmas lights)

SO hear is hoping that this Christmas is more decorated than Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

do you even care?

Some times I read blogs and I think
"wow--I really didn't care about a thing I just read"

BUT those are by people I don't know---so I wonder...

When people read my blog do they really care?

Do I blog to prove something? To entertain? To get comments? To purge feelings?

I think I blog for many reason---maybe some of each of those.

Mostly I try to be honest, but I have started about 20 posts I have never posted---why?
I don't know? Maybe because some of them are too personal...maybe I feel some are too shallow, or just plain embarresing. Do I really want everyone to know "that" about me?

I find that it is easy to post things like To Do Lists, and things that don't share the "real" me.

one reason I haven't posted is because I haven't felt well and haven't felt like blogging, and I feel guilty about that---

I need to let go of alot of guilt and worry that I carry around so IF I don't post for a month I am letting go of the guilt---I won't worry what people think if I post a blog that they might not find interesting!

PS: I had 3 more sentenses written here and deleted them--because I was worried what you would thing---*sigh* I will keep working on it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Got it done---only to do it all again tomorrow

I know I left everyone is such a cliff hanger the other day--ha ha ha!

Anyway---I got everything buy my bedroom cleaned---and I mean really clean!

So tomorrow I am doing it again, but instead of 5 hours it will take me 1! Ahhh that feels good.

Tomorrow is also Sedona's Ballet so look for pictures coming to my facebook soon---

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another To Do list

OK--my house is about at 60% mess--and I have friends for dinner tonight and a big apron swap on Saturday here---so TODAY is my clean day.

I am childless today because Pepper started school. I miss her. I hope she is having fun.
Walking her into class I asked her "Do you want me to stay for a while or go home?"
Pepper didn't even look at me and said "Go home mom."


here is what I am doing today

1. Kitchen (I think an hour including the floor)
2. Back Room (10 minutes)
3. Middle Room (20 minutes--including takinge everything upstairs)
4. Dinning room (1 hour)
5. Bathroom (20 minutes)
6. Bedroom (30 minutes)
7. Mudroom (1 hour)

That is about 3 and 1/2 hours BUT I also need to do these things

-bring wood in (looks like snow soon)
-Buy Sedona tights for Ballet
-Make an Apron
-Make Food for dinner
-Go shopping for some of the food for tonight and for Apron swap
-Not get sick
-not take a nap

READY SET ......


I will keep you posted on my progress....

OK 40 minutes later the Mudroom is clean and the wood pile is restocked--PLUS I got some of the trash and stuff picked up around the porch---I am off to a great start! I am +20 minutes--I will start a load of dishes and work on the middle room---that way I will be +40 minutes!! YEAH ME!

Now about 20 minutes later and ALL the dishes are done (not put away yet)---which since I didn't allot a certain amount for dishes, just kitchen---I will finish the kitchen--according to plan I have 40 minutes to do the rest of the kitchen--including the floor--


Got distracted---had a few phone calls--I kept working, but didn't get as much done as I would have liked. It is 6 minutes to noon---so I am taking a break till 12:30 so I can eat and regroup---See you at 12:30 :)

OK 12:15 and I am ready to go again.

I still have almost everything left to do---

Here is the NEW plan

1. kitchen (30 minutes)
2. Bathroom (20 Minutes)
3. Dinning Room (1 hour)
4. middle room (30 Minutes)
5. Vacuum (20 minutes)

I will have to go and get Pepper before I do the vacuuming--so that is my goal---Everything done by vacumming before Pepper comes home! :)

if this isn't boring enough--here is my grocery list for tonight

1. Garlic
2. French Bread
3. Cream/ Half and Half
4. Trash bags
5. Salad stuff

Alright GO!

Kitchen and Bathroom Done!

Dinning Room and Middle room with about an hour to go!

I need 5 minutes to look up a few things and I am off again!

Monday, November 8, 2010

5 questions about me tagged me with these 5 questions:

1. If you had one super power to wish for (X-ray vision, invisibility etc.), what would it be and why?
My friend said never having to sleep anymore! That would be awesome--but since i better be creative and come up with my own--I think the ability to read minds. It would save alot of time--but could be really strange and embarrassing---so I think I will stick with the best ever answer of never having to sleep again. (unless I wanted too)

2. What is your favourite book of all time?
I love books, but there are a few I can read over and Jane Eyre and My Side of the Mountain (favorite book from when I was a kid) read allowed to children I think The Monster at the End of this Book...for the illustrations I love The Napping House. I also love listening to the books on tape by Jan Karon and the Redwall series by Brain Jaques (sp?)--honestly I could go on and on.

3. What is your idea of the perfect day?

Again--stealing my friends--
1. Having a perfectly clean house all day
2. Sleeping in unti I wanted
3. Delicious breakfast of bagels & Cream Cheese
4. Play on the computer
5. Play with kids--games, drawing, just talking---whatever we wanted!
6. Out to lunch at restaurant.
6 1/2. Buy one great new outfit that makes me feel pretty!
7. Go on a afternoon activity with the whole family--maybe Hot Springs pool
8. Home to nap and bath
9. Dinner out (or pizza delivered)
10. Movies with my kids
What would make this the MOST perfect day is if someone did all my laundry, and put it away, along with my iron and mend pile---and not have my kids argue---and have them listen the first time--and my husband be generous with complements.

This one would be a dream/no money day
1. Fly all my family (extended--aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, (and of course ALL the in laws too) into Disneyland for the day
2. Have credit cards with $500 limit for each person for the day
3. Eat at a character lunch
4. Have front of the line passes for every ride
5. A wonderful dinner where everyone got exactly what they wanted
6. Fly everyone home to a house that had been professionally cleaned.
I have many dream days---how about finding a Italian Mormon relative that had all our family history done, but no computer--I could spend a whole day in Italy doing that..
Or going to a war torn country and liberating men, women and children and set up a new way of life for them---I mean if I can dream lets dream big!
..but honestly most of my days are perfect, but they are wonderful and I am thankful for them.

4. If you had the chance, what one famous person would you meet and why?
I have no idea. There are so many people I would like to meet---the obvious ones like Christ, Joseph Smith or the Prophet, of course those are an easy one---
But I would also like to meet Joan of Arc or Emma Smith or Lucy Mac Smith or Jane Austin or some famous movie producer who just fell head over heals for my acting--that would be nice too!

5. If you could possess one talent (singing, painting, writing, etc) and be truly proficient in it, what would it be?

maybe writing, because I already love to write and if I was really good maybe I could finally get an agent. :)
also right now since I am practicing I will also say the piano---it is frustrating to plunk out notes when I hear the whole song in my head.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

work in progress

I once had a great friend who was excellent at writting poems---he wrote one about a knight who would do anything for the princess. When he started to have some serious problems in his life come to light, I wrote this as a response.

The Lonely Knight

A knight stood so strong, brave and true.
If any dragons came he knew actually what to do.

He had won the heart of a fair maiden, and she worked by his side,
But he would never tell the deepest of what he had to hide.

He had a dragon that came to him years before.
This dragon was fierce, horrible, and so much more.

The knight felt hopeless, fearless, and weak,
Whenever they had to fight, the dragon would not be beat.

After years of the terrible secret dragon the knight let go on his pride,
And knew facing the dragon was his journey alone to ride.

Knowing this time his victory will be known,
He faces the dragon, with better weapons, yet still alone.

While the knight feels defeated and sometimes is,
The battle against the dragon isn’t over until the victory is his.

He needs to defeat this dragon until it is no more;
if he does not win, he will be ruined, even down to his core.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 Little Inches

My big question the last few months is how can something smaller than two inches make you...

1. So TIRED all the time
2. Dry heave for no reason--even in the middle of conducting a song at Church --lovely!
3. Crave Pizza and Taco bell and give you heart burn after eating ice cream
4. cause me to gain over 4 pounds (OK maybe closer to 9?) -- it is the size of the baby carrot!!!
5. Cry at stupid things
6. Get upset over stupider things
7. Get sick trying to cook eggs
8. Have my belly already totally showing--again---the baby is the size of a mini candy bar!!
9. give me strange/weird/scary dreams more than normal
10. make me want to stay in bed all day.

The Embryo is now called a fetus officially at week 10--in my opinion it should be called a BABY from day one-

So almost 10 weeks along--not even out of the 1st tri-mester---*SIGH*

interesting facts about week 10----who knew?

This week is somewhat of a landmark for your developing baby. By now, your baby's complete body plan is laid down. Your baby has taste and tooth buds at this point. The brain will continue to grow at an amazing rate and nearly a quarter of a million new neurons are produced every minute! The embryonic heart is completely developed. External genitalia are not apparent until next week, but a male's testes will already be producing testosterone. (HOPING FOR LOTS OF TESTOSTERONE!)
The Mom to be may notice an abundance of emotional and physical effects.---(Oh great!)