Ok I resized AGAIN.. sorry for my giant kids
So I am starting to wonder what is going on with Owen and these things he is seeing. I mentioned on Fb but I will go into it here too.. It started with a scary dog with big teeth and red eyes.. Owen says he comes in his room at night and he is mean.
Now there is a snake too.. same story
Then a few days ago he says he sees a girl ghost in the hallway.. I show him nobody is there and explain ghosts are not real. He interupts me and says that she is now in his room sitting on the fan.. he looks worried but tells that when he sees her he just says GO AWAY GIRL GHOST I SLEEP NOW! **how doe she even know to do this?* anyways it's been a daily thing now.. something or someone he sees..
The animals I can handle I explained that they are in his dream and no animals are in here.. but the ghost I am just stuck on. I feel like my kid is about to star in a sci fi channel show about kids who talk to ghosts and such LOL
The other thing he has done is talk about my dad (who of course he has never met) he calls him pop pop... we had never called him that in life or in death.. *shrug* When I ask Owen who pop pop is he shows me a pic (my wedding pic) I am mildly concerned but trying to think good things on this front.
Kelly resize in photobucket but tell it to save a new copy and not replace the orinogal
I did replace original!
Jaxon is constantly describing monsters to me. And telling me there are ghosts here and there. It started after Halloween and all the Disney channel Halloween episodes I just attribute it to a good imagination. As far as your dad have you ever mentioned he was his grandfather and maybe a kid at school calls a grandpa pop pop? I tend to think more logically kwim
No idea on the monster (animal/pop pop) talk, Kelly. :dontknow: Cadence told me the other day that there was a witch in the other room. Really?! A witch?!!!! NO IDEA where she heard that.
And on the talk of newborns. My nephew is about 8 wks old now and giving them about 6 hour stretches of sleep ... my SIL will not stop complaining about her lack of sleep. All of her friends are telling her to give him a bottle with cereal + karo syrup so he won't get constipated. To each his own, I guess...?! Ella didn't sleep 6 hours until she was 9mths old.
It is fixed now, but this is what I tried to say NOT to do. Don't tell it to replace the original, tell it to make a new copy of the new size.
Can I just say that I really truly HATE it when I hear a piece of music, recognize it but can't place it... look to see what it is and then realize that not only do I know this piece, but I've actually PLAYED it?!?! Talk about feeling stupid (and an excellent candidate for early Alzlheimers :roll:). I was just listening to a concerto on allclassical.org (awesome music, BTW) and thought, hmmm, I know this piece, I think i've heard it before, but what is it...... had to look it up, and yep, a Wieniawski violin concerto that I played in college. Clearly made a deep and lasting impression on me. sheesh.
Julie, that valentine picture is creepy!
Candace, that is aweful that insurance is denying you coverage. Even though they said it won't help, you should still appeal it, and keep appealling it. That's just wrong.
Ruth, your neice sounds like a pretty amazing girl! I was impressed!
Kelly, that is so awesome that you were able to help your friend! Crazy about the things Owen says he is seeing. I do think ghosts are real, so I'll just leave it at that.
Okay I just have to say that I am going to hurt my husband. So I've been cleaning with that floormate thing, it's AMAZING how much dirt has come up from the stone flooring....which is sealed, so it's safe to clean with the thing. He got down on his hands and knees and was pointing out all the cracks in the grout, then standing up and stomping on the stone where the grout was cracked, telling me that now I'm ruining the floors because what's coming up isn't dirt, but it's eating the grout away....and now the stones are going to come up. The grout and the stones have never been flush, ever in the almost 8 years we've lived here. But it's the floormate that has somehow pushed down certain stones, nevermind that they don't move when you stomp on them, the floormate has now rendered the floor uneven. I asked him what the brown water was from when I did the hardwood floors, he said that was probably the sealant it's pulling up. I have no idea where the slapping head smilie is, but that doesn't even cut it. This man fixates on such minutia that isn't even TRUE!!!! So the deck is about to fall off the house, I won't let Colby on it at all, the dogs are on their own, but let's be concerned about hoover floormate that somehow moves stones that then become immobile when you test them, eats sealant off of hardwood floors even though you are using a hardwood safe cleaner, puts cracks in grout that have been there since the day we've moved in....if he didn't leave for work, I was going to put a pan upside his head and tell him later he fell down the stairs.
OhMyWord Julie, I have a cast iron skillet you can borrow.
omg julie.......i'm shocked i still have linoleum left on my floor.......that super duper stone eating grout spitting hoover.....crazy....it's nice and gentle on my linoleum......LOL!!!!!!!!! i've got bail $$!!!!!!!!
super busy at work
PMPL at julie...sorry girl..i know it's not funny.....but lyssa has a skillet you can use...although like i said her's is plastic so not sure it will help....I do have cast irons in 3 different sizes ....
Sheesh Peg, bout time you checked in today. ')
some of us do work you know and we were busy today LOL...and twinkle toes wasn't even here...thank god!!!
headache.. nothing is helping.. BAH!
Kelly, it has been 3hrs since you posted about your headache...hope it is feeling better now! :bigarmhug:
DH took me out tonight. We went to the Olive Garden. I haven't been there in forever. It was pretty good, but I ate wayyyyyy too much.
Julie, Oh my gosh, I really needed a laugh. My DH pulls that same crap, too. Must be a man thing.
Mmmmmm, Olive Garden. I love their breadsticks. DH doesn't like it, though, so we hardly ever go.
Well I got the kids down and I made myself a drink .. I hate drinking alone but DH is at a work dinner thing.. my headache is numbed
Glad to see you got some one on one time with DH Candace
So I decided to stop going to my trainer... this is a hard decision. he is so overbooked that I can't get any makeup classes in and nights like tonight where Dh is gone, my sister flakes and my "cougar" mom has a date leaves me 25 bucks in the hole and no sitter... I already pay for a gym membership and I have been going to my trainer for a year now.. I know what to do and what needs to be done.... the ball is in my court to make it happen.
I have been really really picking over this in my head now ever since it was posted. The whole "what do you want to be thread" I keep thinking and thinking that maybe this isn't my destiny. There has never been ANYTHING I wanted more than to have what I do now.. married to someone I adore, kids, homemaker/ mom ... I never even focused on anything cause I just knew this was what I wanted and all be darned if I do not get what I want... so here I am sitting pretty with it all.. wondering "is this enough?" I don't know I know I am committed to full time mom until both are in school and even then I am committed to school hours only working (should I need to) and I am happy to have this blessing.. but I feel like I am missing something.. I just can't figure out what.... I don't feel important.. I know I am .. but I don't feel it....
BLAH.. ok I am going to read in bed... sorry for the randomness rant.. it helps me though to see it on the screen.
Julie, wow. I really don't know what to say. Men are so dense sometimes.
Candace, I love Olive Garden. Yum!
Kelly, glad you were able to numb your headache. Sorry you are feeling like something is missing. It's so hard to figure it all out. :bigarmhug:
We're dog sitting for DH's bff. She's a good dog and ours is a good dog but put the two together and OMG I don't know how long we will last. It could be a couple months. I hope they calm down. They tried playing all.night.long.
I can't imagine, Karrie. Maybe things will calm down once they get used to each other? Can they be separated at night at all?
Kelly, I think any time you reach a goal you've been working towards for a really long time, there is a sense in which you think, 'is this all there is?' I've never felt 100% settled into music as a career - I've just never figured out what I'd rather do more. I think (at least for me) a big chunk of it is feeling like we were made for a lot more than this, if that makes sense.
Is the M&D cookie set everyone has talked about? I'm thinking about getting it for Noelle for her birthday... http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Slice-Bake-Cookie/dp/B00146K0I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329373828&sr=8-1
Ugh, had an awful moment last night. Between late rehearsals and a quick run to the grocery store, we didn't get the last of the kids in bed until almost 10pm and DH followed immediately after since he still has a cold. I just needed to clean up the kitchen and get to bed myself, but the house was suddenly quiet and instead of just breathing a sigh of relief at the survival of another day, I had this terrible thought about what it would be like if it was quiet like this all the time and if I lived here alone. Normally those really sad thoughts pop into my head earlier in the day and it's easier to fight them off, but this came out of nowhere and it took me a few minutes to get control of my head again. I really hate that. Of course it would be awful and tragic to suddenly live by myself but is this something i really need to dwell on? No. Anyway. Does anyone else ever have those terrible thoughts just pop into their heads uninvited? hate it.
thinking of you today cristina!!!!!! i hope your biopsy is painless and benign!!!!! your in my thoughts and prayers today!! i hope you can update us!!!!!
candace....sounds like you had a great night with dh!!!!!! how is wade today??? was he able to poop and feel better?? i hope so!!!!
hopefully the dogs will calm down real soon.........
kelly.......what an awesome friend you are!!!!!!!!! i'd ditch the trainer, too.....you know what's gotta be done....you can do it!!!!!!! i wish i had a simple solution on what to do when we all decide to grow up..LOL.....i flip flop constantly....i do know i will go back to work fulltime.....i have to.....dan has sacrificed so much KILLING himself in construction...he wants out bad........but we can't survive on what he would make outside of construction....sooooo i will go back to work fulltime.....i'm just not sure if i want to stay clinical or maybe investigate the teaching aspect.....so almost 40 and still not sure what i want to do......
ruth.....sorry for the crazy thought passing through.....honestly......lately has been a crazy ball of unknown stressors and dan and i are trying to figure out life with a teenage daughter......and son.......along with the littles inbetween.......sarah is just entering the world of "friends with cars"...... i'm scared.....and i've had a lot of weird thoughts that i have never normally even entertained for a second creep in......and i have to just shove them away fast..........lets just say......i will by needing to dye my hair even more frequently with all the life events dan and i have been trying to get through these last couple of weeks.....
on a much lighter note.........those M&D cookies are great......when we can find all the pieces...jack and abby play with them a lot, still!!!!!!!!
ok......i've been writing this for over an hour.....bbl......omg......
mel......love those pb anywhere chairs.......what a score.....!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, Ruth - that is the set! I'd watch it for a couple of weeks and look on the M&D site - it may go cheaper than that. Probably by only a few bucks, but possibly by more. Also, in all your spare time you could check TJ Maxx/Home Goods (if you have them where you live) - a lot of times they'll have M&D stuff for $12.99 - OR, I think someone mentioned that you can use the Michael's 40% off coupon on the M&D stuff (if they aren't on sale!).
Irrational fears: I think I have said it before - I am not a worrier my nature. When things like that do pop into my head (rarely) I just push them back and suppress them...probably not very healthy either! I am sorry you struggled with that last night!
Karrie, when you said dog-sitting I was thinking it was for a weekend or something, but maybe 2 months...:eek: !
Cristina, what time is your needle aspiration this morning? Will you know results immediately. HOping it all goes well for you. :bigarmhug:
Good morning, Colleen! My hair is turning grayer just THINKING about my girls being able to drive, date, etc....
What I want to be when I grow up....who knows!!!! This is good for now.
Sorry - three posts in a row!
Colleen, I gave Wade a suppository yesterday afternoon and all he did was poop it back out a little while later with nothing else.
My mom said he strained and strained and finally had a small poop last yesterday evening. I heard him whining a lot in the night and he is still asleep right now, so I expect there is more to come. Poor little fella.
Ruth, I have those kinds of thoughts pop into my head all the time (I am a worry-wart, I get it from my mom). It sucks. Oh, and we tried separating the dogs but they just whined at the doors because they wanted to be together. :rolleyes:
Cristina, I was thinking your biopsy was tomorrow. I'm thinking of you! I hope it ends up being nothing!
Candace, poor Wade. I hope he can have a good poop today!
Kelly, hugs sista. All I can add to what everyone else has said, I think you are having very normal thoughts, but I wouldn't let them get you to a point of being dis-satisfied with your life for years before you can pursue other avenues. Look for some blogs that affirm motherhood and read them frequently. What you are doing right now is important.
Candace, you didn't tell me you went to Olive Garden. YUM. I hope poor Mr Wade is able to poop. Just a thought. Have you tried dosing him with miralax until he is at the point like you describe, where it is too soft and he's going too frequently, then back it off to 1/2 a dose every other day?
Ruth, I am NOT a worrier, but I do have one, same, awful nagging feeling often and I can't shake it. Have you tried going to the root of your tendency to worry?
Colleen, You are a great mom. Keep the communication open, keep reminding Sarah that she knows she can call you to come get her at anytime for any reason. Just keep talking to her about crazy drivers and making the choice to ride with someone that takes driving a car serious. I guess it's a good thing mine are only 4 and 2, I'M SO NOT READY FOR THAT STAGE.
Karrie, OhMyWord why are you watching a dog for 2 months? Like everyone else, I thought it was just for a long weekend. Hope they get used to each other fast.
At 9:30, Abs and I are running to Kroger to grab a few things for dinner, then we are heading to the furniture store to order and pay for my sectional.
TJ Maxx had M&D sets for like 8.99 or less I saw .. not the cookie one but you have a good chance getting them there.
Swimming today with E and my mom is coming over to help me make birdseed favors for a baby shower this weekend...
Thinking of you Cristina! Hope all goes well!
Candace is that infection all but cleared up? Yum, Olive Garden! Haven't been to one in years! Love that salad! Saw you updated the blog, gotta read that....I love reading what you write!
Karrie oh my on the dog sitting! Ugh well hope they calm down and are just excited to be with a new friend and you can get some rest!
Kelly have fun swimming today! And I agree, once you reach a goal, I think it's natural to think, is this it? Sorry you feel that way!
Colleen yup, I feel for you with the older kids and all new worries! Sarah is a smart girl, I can see her making good decisions, she knows she can come to you. How's Jack and his teeth?
Ruth I'm sorry you had rough thoughts last nite, I am glad you were able to work thru it though. I frequently think about something happening to my kids, these terrifying thoughts I have to shove down quickly otherwise I'd be in a puddle of tears all day every day.
Bday parties....so the ones we've been to have been mixed with saying no presents please or not....the one tomorrow is a present party, the one Sunday is no presents. Most of these kids would be invited to a party if I decide to do one....I feel weird NOT saying no presents, but then I look at the presents we've doled out and feel like my kid deserves something too. I know either way is fine, but either way I feel like I'm either being selfish wanting my kid to get presents from those he gave them to, or selfish asking for presents from those he did not....and then like he's missing out on something with no presents. it's not supposed to be about presents I know....but it kinda is. Thoughts?
So Owen got lots of candy for Valentines .. he doesn't like candy/sweets/anything sugary.
He has a "treasure box" that DH got him for keeping special things. All the candy went there.. I was feeding Everly this morning and Owen comes in and says "mommy I do not like this candy" I turn he had bitten off half of a Starburst wrapper and all and eaten it!
Julie for "no present" parties I bring a book unwrapped
I will never say "no presents" it's all part of the birthday fun is getting things and we always give too so yeah I am a present for my kid person!
at Owen eating the wrapper! Too funny!
Julie, I don't know what I'd do about the presents but I tend to lean towards presents on birthdays.
So here's the story of the dog...they live in a trailer park, a nice one with a lot of older, retired people. This old lady that lives a couple houses down was walking her little poodle. Sasha (the dog we're watching) was outside on a chain at the time. The old lady stopped with her dog and was talking to Sasha from the sidewalk. Sasha got excited and broke the chain and pounced on the little dog, which then was taken to the vet to get meds to help it calm down. Nothing else was wrong. Sasha was just trying to play (she's only 10 months old). Our friend saw the whole thing happen and said it was obvious she was just playing, her tail was wagging and she was jumping around like a dog that's playing. The lady freaked out and went to the management at the trailer park, and they made our friends get rid of the dog. They even came back later that night to make sure she was gone. So, now they are looking for a house and as soon as they can get moved, they are taking her back. So hopefully it doesn't take them too long.
julie....i have never been invited to a "no present" birthday party......LOL.......so i have no idea..... i enjoy shopping for lucy's new little friends....LOL.......maybe you could write "presents are welcome, but not expected".....to take the pressure off of the parents that have had "no present" parties???????....i don't know.......presents make the world go round......LOL!!!!
karrie.....what a situation......if the dog is just a pup....of course it was just playing.....those poor people(and you, too.....) hopefully they can get a place sooner rather than later, or find a permanent home for the dog....hopefully before your kids are totally attached to sasha.......
I go with "no presents necessary". I feel like it means that the person coming can make the choice. And I feel like it says, if you are gong to bring something, feel free to bring something small. And I do what Kelly does, too. I take a book to no present parties.
Ok, so speaking of unreasonable thoughts.
Yesterday at lunch I had Indian food and then had HoRrible heartburn. Awful. It lasted a while and I felt really weird. Well stupid me last night starts googling and of course now I am convinced I am had/am having a heart attack. And of courses I'm still freaking out because my back hurts this morning (apparently common for women who have heart attacks). So I keep going back and forth between thinking I'm an idiot and trying to figure out what to do with M while I go to the emergency room.
I just had a total meltdown over pb and j sandwiches.
It's been a rough day.
emilyms......i guess better safe than sorry?? i hope it's nothing.....sorry for the rough day....yikes!!!! when i'm stressed , everyone is stressed, so miles probably feels your anxiety.......hope the er docs can ease your mind (((HUGS)))
Emily, are you cold and clamy, yet dripping with sweat? What about your color, are you nice and pink, or are you pale and greyish? If you are really truly worried, why don't you call your Dr and ask if they can do a quick ekg?
Sorry but kids best's are about the presents....it's exciting to them are part of a birthday
Emily...you are probably fine...indian spices are notorious for causing heartburn and indigestion
Be right back after mopping my floor
Emily, can you call G and have him watch Miles? How are you feeling now?
Cristina, are you back from your appt/biopsy? How is Karina doing?
re: Olive Garden last night. We used to eat there occasionally when we were dating, but I'd say it has been more than three years since we'd been there. The food was good...not great. Prices seemed higher than what I remembered, but maybe I am just more aware of $$ now!
Wade finally pooped.
All three of mine are out cold right now. Hoping they stay that way for a bit!!
Oh, and quick update - or maybe I wrote it last night - can't remember - anyway, there are patient advocates and it looks like they WILL probably be able to get insurance to pay and if not, one of the techs told me the hospital would just "eat it" (his words) and for me not to worry about it...?! I think we meet with the advocate tomorrow.
Whew that is great news Candace! Both about Wade finally pooping and being able to work with an advocate at the hospital! And you know what...Dh was telling me the average bill for one person on Valentines day at the restaurant he manages was $125 per person...it was $85 a person right off the bat, no alcohol included. In the olden days we used to do that all the time, drop tons on going to nice restaurants...NOW I think $125 for FOOD! For ONE PERSON! For ONE NIGHT! FORGET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emily if you feel like you should be checked out, do it! But I agree that initially spicy food can really cause a big HB reaction. KUP!
Mel did ya buy your couch? Thinking of eventaully breaking down for a sectional here too, just it would clog things up...but there's so much room to lay and sit on it! When is it being delivered?
Peg mop them floors girl!
Karrie that's a shame about the dog. I hope they can find a place they like quickly, and if not both dogs calm the heck down!
ok, I STILL HAVEN'T PAID FOR THE DANG COUCH. Will someone kick me? DH is going to get very frustrated with me. It's freaking cheap (which concerns me) but that isn't the point really, because I can't afford to go drop $7000 on something built really well. Even though it's cheap, I still don't want to spend the money. I had in my head that I wanted to spend around $800, but not more than a $1000. this is $1300, but I'll get 20% off, but then there's a $69 delivery charge, and then I think we want the Guardian gaurantee at $169, which covers the thing for 5 years from ANY AND ALL THINGS. Like even a toddler taking a ball point pen to it, or me getting pi$$ed at Rick and slashing the leather with a butcher knife, mechanical failure, breakage etc. And if the insurance is never used, at the end of the 5 years, we get a store credit for cost of it. So, by the time I add up the delivery charge with sales tax, we are looking at $1176 and if I add in the insurance pkg, it is $1340. It's just more than I wanted to spend. DH is going to be mad, because he really misses having a recliner. Anyway, I actually went there this morning and I HAD to leave to go get Jax. She was finishing up with another customer when I arrived and we just ran out time.
Not to complicate your life at all, Mel, but check this out: homereserve.com
This is our sectional down in the basement. We LOVE it. Seriously love it. I can show you pics, hang on.
ETA: OK, i copied my original blog post from 2009 about our sectional here: http://selah3.blogspot.com/2012/02/satisfactory-sectional.html
You can't tell from the pics, but the fabric is a soft suede-like material. When we went through all this a few years ago, you could get a fabric sample for $1 each in the mail. We opted for the non-machine washable variety just because we liked it and we figured it would be easy and cheap enough to just buy new fabric if this was ruined... and we had a friend who liked to change hers every few years or so, anyway. We have other friends who bought a regular couch, chair and ottoman and also love it. If you're looking to not spend a ton of money, we paid a little less than $800 for ours, I think (it WAS 3 years ago, can't remember everything lol).
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd this is the EXACT reason why I never bought the couch that we were looking at before! Just can't spend the money, even though the couch we have now is on the smaller side, about 10 years old, has a sheet always on it to 'protect' it (from what I'm not sure, it's trashed already!), and the couch we were looking at was 'only' $1100 with taxes, delivery, etc....just couldn't do it! But I complain just about daily about the couch we still have!
Ahahaha Ruth, didn't complicate me at all. I don't like it, plus the one criteria that DH said was necessary was that it had to recline.
I'm a total traditional furniture gal. I don't like overstuffed fluffy looking things, it has to have the right curves and feel to it.
Here is a really bad photo of what I've settled on. But it is the sectional, looks just like this
OhMyGoodness!!!! We have lost our minds haven't we? What a couple of fruitcakes we are. Rick is going to make me buy it and I know he will be right. I mean there isn't an $800 sectional out there that I would have in my home. It's all very modernish, or looks like it belongs in a man cave.
And it just makes me sick to think about how much money we spent on the 3 pieces we already have in here that are only 5 years old, and I LOVE IT.
Seriously LMAO, because I'm pretty sure that's the exact couch we were looking at! The two ends recline, right? I still keep getting texts from Grand Furniture, which was where we were looking, on all their "secret" sales, etc!
Probably not, because Ashley Furniture is it's own brand, what you find in their showrooms, only they carry. So, it's not like are a furniture store that sells Lazy-Boy or Lane etc. But, furniture is furniture, not too much creative liscence when you are talking about something in that price range. Anyway, you go buy yours and I will buy mine and we will both quit b!tchin about how what we have just doesn't work anymore. LOL
Yep, because here's the one from Grand!
yep, it is the same.
Hey Julie, You have great taste. LOL
I have an Ashley Furniture sectional that looks almost the same except one side is a chase lounge.. love it and it works great for these years! Why buy expensive stuff the kids are going to ruin?!
I will buy my nice Ethan Allen one when the kids are either gone or adult enough to not ruin it