Queen of the house..............

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Queen of the house..............

Well it was a good weekend. I just went ahead and deleted my last journal on the old bb. I figure it was just daily things nothing major. I had been doing well and written in it since Jan 1. I will continue to try to write in here daily with daily life things. Its a nice place to come and vent and a place to put joys and triumphs also.
Tyler had a ball game today. He didnt play as well as he could have but did pretty well. He is enjoying it and its nice to see him around other kids. Tommorrow will be difficult he has a game after school and I will have to take Justin and Noah. Keeping track of Noah will be interesting. He is such a busy little butt.
Dave is not happy with the coach. Not playing Tyler as a catcher. He is so weird sometimes. I dont think Tyler could play in that postion but he thinks that is the only place he should be. The problem is that they have this kid that is awesome. That and then 3 more that have played in the past. Tyler doesnt even have a catchers mitt. I told Dave we need to get him one but he just pouts. I think he feels that Tyler came from being one of the best players to one that has to heaven forbid play some in the outfeild. I think the coach is doing a great job. The kids all sit one inning a game and they all get a chance to bat. Half way through the game he switches them around and they change positions. Dave is so hung up on things sometimes. I dont understand him sometimes.
I say let Tyler play get some exercise and learn more about the game.

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Tyler had a game last night and I had to take Noah and Justin that is such a hassle they are not the sit on the chair and watch a whole game type kid. It was freezing too. BRRR. He is still having some trouble with hitting but did pretty good. He has a really good team.
I had a headache this morning and spent most of the morning laying on the couch while Noah trampled over me. I did manage to take some tylenol and feel better. We have eaten lunch and I did a load of laundry. I would like to finish it all and get it PUT AWAY. I know same old same old complaint of mine. I really am a pig. I try not to be but it is so much easier to just leave it than to take the effort to put it away.
We were all in bed by 10 and Noah slept all night. He has done pretty good at that again. I hope I did not jinx that. UGh nothing worse than not getting a good night sleep.
I am so ready for warm weather. I cant wait to take the boys to the ocean and to the parks. Or just walks with them to feed the ducks. They are going to love the boardwalk.
I am still in my jammies I suppose I should get motivated to get out of them and into some real clothes to finish the laundry vacumn the floor and make the beds.

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Busy day yesterday. Spent the whole day running errands. It was beautiful outside. Noah had on shorts. I tood two walks with two different neighbors. Guess I will be getting a work out. LOL I bought a new patio table and chairs. Will be nice this summer. We used it last night and grilled out it was so nice. The two big ones are home from school today. Spring break starts tomorrow and they have been saying they had sore throats any ways. I finished up the Easter bucket shopping. Just need to put them together. I figure buckets they can use again.
Nothing going on much next couple days. May try to find a egg hunt for Noah on Saturday.

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Well spring break has started. The fighting and whining and the screaming also. Why do my children have to fight with each other. Please someone tell me I am not alone in this......... Justin is a screamer I think he is the most annoying. Tyler is the tormentor and Noah is the little one into everything.
No plans for Easter here just going to grill out something if it decides to warm up. I may make a lasgna if its too cool to grill out. I would like to take the boys somewhere if just for a day next week. Some where in Jersey that we have not been to yet. That would be easy there isnt many places that we have been.
Probably wont be posting much this week. I will be busy with the boys and not online much.

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This is pathetic. I started this journal on Jan 1/ 03 and wrote in it every day faithfully. Sometimes two or three times a day. Now that I deleted my old one and started this new one I just dont feel like coming in here. Change maybe just the new layout. I like it and all but when your used to something else and it gets changed you dont keep doing it.
I still struggle with keeping up with the laundry and feeling that as a parent I suck.
I was about to just type I wish my kids didnt have to behave so that I yelled at them then thought about that its me isnt it?! Dealing with them by yelling instead of just dealing. I know that I never ever dreamed that being a parent would be so much work or so hard. I love my children and my husband but sometimes I think where would I be if I wasnt here......
Oh did I mention its pms time again. I almost always flip out this time of the month. Little things stress me out. I scream and cry and nothing seems right.
Did I also mention its spring break and my boys are home all week since last Thursday.
Yesterday day was nice Tyler went to his friends house and was gone all day. That is terrible to say but when he isnt tormenting Justin all the time it goes so much easier. We went to church and then came home for BLT. I had bought some steaks and things from the butcher shop then Dave went and invited the neighbors over for dinner on Sat. night. They are remodling this 1/2 million dollar home and probably put that much more into it. She took me for a tour. I can only say OMG. It was beautiful the entry way is marble and the kitchen is gorgeous. Custom marble and granite and stainless steel appliances. I said well we are just simple people I hope your not too disappointed. The husband is a lawyer and she is mmmmmm something with a towing service. They have one child (well she does) who is 10. Tyler loves her they play alot. They were friendly and seemed to enjoy the meal. I hope they did becouse we spent about 50 dollars on the meat. It was going to be our easter grill out.
They did say that growing up they were both poor. She was a single mom for 5 years. I said well my house isnt perfect but the boys have been home since Thursday. The clothes were off the dining room table. Thats about it.
I have to get those clothes today. I did some laundry all ready and my goal is to get their rooms this week and to get all the clothes put away.

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On scale of 1-10 I feel like a 5 today. I had a really bad case of the flu yesterday morning and still not feeling that well. I have not puked or pooped since then but still not feeling 100%.
I made Tyler clean his room to a point. It still isnt perfect but its a lot better. The neighbor girl was out side so I figured he could do it later. For him to go outside and get some exercise is more important to me than for him to finish cleaning his room.
Noah has been runny nose and sneezing lately. I sure hope we can get over it with out a trip to the doctor office. I dont know how we get so tight on money but it happens every single time. Make more money spend more money. UGh its the same old thing. I know we could live in a smaller place and not so nice. I like the house we live in and we are blessed to afford it but at what cost........ Our lease is up in October so we will see then about moving. I know Daves answer he will stay here instead of moving. He really hates moving. Funny he sure has moved alot.
I should get to the laundry that I left on my table yesterday. It is 11:40 maybe I should put on some clothes and get out of these jammies??????

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Had a much better day yesterday. I was feeling pretty good so told the boys to get ready and I would take them to mini golf. They had each been to a birthday party and had a free coupon to golf. The neighbor girl was over so I said she could come too. Her mother and father were unpacking so I figured they would enjoy the break. It was my plan to not spend much money under 20 if possible. I called Dave at work to see if I could take out 20 to take them so they could get something to eat if they needed. I got there and the place is a huge amusement type place. Not six flags or disney by any means but a small park with batting cages, archery, mini golf, some kiddie rides, climbing wall things like that. Well since it was spring break and they were just opening those other activities this week they were running a special and had wrist band days for 12 dollar they could do all the activities. Including go carts those alone are 4.50 each time. I called back and said could I take out a extra 20 so that Justin and Noah could have a wrist band too. It started at 12 and we were there pretty soon after that. We stayed till 6pm they were so exhausted and had such a good time. Noah loved all the rides. He was barely 36 to ride the kiddie ones but he rode them all even this little roller coaster thing. He had to sit with one of his brothers but he never cried once. He only cried when they told him to get off becouse they wanted to ride with a friend. LOl someone asked me how old he was when I said 2 they couldnt belive he was riding that. We did the mini golf and it is actually a pretty nice coarse. Justin fell in this huge water hole. He was sitting on the side or something. I felt bad for him he was soaked from the waist down then he started trembling and I said its ok your not in trouble I think he was embarrassed and afraid he was in trouble. He can be so sweet. I didnt have any clothes that were dry but it was getting late and we were almost done. He said he wanted to stay so we stayed until 6. He actually made a little friend and was riding several rides with him before we left. It was too cute.
I have to remember to get us some sunscreen Noahs little cheeks are pretty rosy today and so is my face. The joys of having fair skinned children.......I am envious of dark skin people.
With me being sick on Monday and gone all day yesterday the house is looking pretty gross. I am working on catching up the laundry. My goals today are the laundry and the bathrooms. Tomorrow the kitchen and living room.
I have been sleeping pretty well a little tired Noah was up early today but not too bad. I am stiff from all that walking yesterday its so sad to be so darn fat and out of shape.
Some days I really dont like myself much. I look in the mirror and say oh my gosh how did that happen?????
Well the laundry is about to finish and time to switch to dryer and start on the last load.
I have gotten back in the swing of writing in here each day. I dont know why it was so hard it was only a minor thing that changed but I am telling you change can do it. LOL

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Biggrin WEll to most of you this will not be very exciting...... Life with a 2 year old. Noah pooped in his potty today. Whoo hoo maybe we are on the way to being ready than I give him credit. I have not really started but since the potty is out in the kitchen again next to the computer he finds himself sitting on it more and more. Today I noticed him sitting there so I ignored him and sure enough he started grunting and got up and said mamma look YUCK!!!! It was too cute. Then he kept screaming poop at the top of his lungs. Oh joy joy the joys of potty training.
On a another little note I did manage to get most of my house clean today. The living room and the kitchen floor and the table and all the clothes off the table. The dishes done I think I did a good job. I even vacumed. Now maybe I can just up keep and get to the bedrooms and bathrooms tomorrow.

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Ugh I missed a day again. I just cant seem to get back into this journal. I had a pretty good day yesterday nothing exciting. I cant even remember.....how sad is that.
I remember cleaning maybe that is what i spent the day doing. No wonder I dont remember it.
Took the boys to the park today. Dave has a ballgame tonight so wont be home until after 10pm. Oh darn... he called and said it didnt start till 730 I said and your telling me why. He said just wanted to make sure it was all right. I was like well yea its fine. I guess I should be glad he called to tell me in the first place and just not sat around worrying why it took him so long.
Need to finish up the dishes
and get dinner started I am sure the boys will be hungry soon

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I must say this is the first month in like 2 years that I have af here and there was no major blow up the week before. It usually means that I have a major episode with screaming and crying and no control. Major fight with the husband and or children and threats of the divorce. LOL I am not quite sure what was different about this month. I have been walking some maybe just the little bit of exercise was what helped.
I had the two extra kids here again this morning. I must say kids in 3 never really play well at my house. My son just can not handle more than one friend over at a time. He is great one on one but when we throw two there is usually a fight or dispute.
Dave brought me home 4 lbs of strawberrys yummy yummy. I sliced them and put a little bit of sugar on them. I think I will go to the store and get some whipped cream and shortcake. MMMMMMM what a nice way to celebrate spring.
Justin went to work with Dave this morning. He seems like he enjoyed it. He never gets to do things with him alone. I try to encourage him to spend individual time with them but that doesnt all ways happen.
I am feeling pretty good considering af showed up this morning. I knew she would be here soon.

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Well I woke up feeling crappy. Af is here and I am so tired. I feel it in my bones. UGH was a pretty good day. I did some grocery shopping today and then we grilled out this evening. The neighbor lady came over. It was nice. But after having at least 3 extra kids here all this week has exhausted me. I think I may need to take Noah to the dr tomorrow he has had a cold for awhile and now his eyes are gooky too. Joy joy joy.
Should be a nice day tomorrow with the boys back at school. Spring break was way too long for me.

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Well I did it again. Missed another day. I have been feeling like crap. I took Justin and Noah to the dr yesterday. Justin has ear infection and Noah has pink eye and cold/allergy junk. Zyrtec for Noah and drops and amox for Justin.
This af is heavy and painful. That on top of some sore throat and I am tired and bitchy.
Today wasnt too bad got most of the housework done. Still have a pile of clothes on that damn table. YIKES it is going to kill me to get that taken care of and done daily.
Dave has softball game tonight so wont be home till later.
Not much going on. Same old same old.

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Everyone is feeling much better. Noah still has snotty nose but his eyes are clear. Justin seems much better. I too am feeling much better. Except for bleeding like a stuffed pig. The joys of womanhood. I just cant tell you how excited I am to be a woman.
I did the last bit of my grocery shopping today. I hate living check to freaking check. We make twice as much money here than we have ever yet we still live check to check. I am torn about trying to get a job or not. It would be pointless if I had to pay a sitter and with summer coming I would need a sitter for all three. I could do weekends only but even then it would be stressfull. I know we will just have to make some sacrifices and see where we can cut some corners. Honestly its not like we are spending extra money on material things we rarely eat out and when we do its under 30 for the family. I think I will have to rethink the money we spend on food... with it being spring and summer coming I am hoping to eat more fresh fruits and veggies.
As much as I hate to say it we should find a cheaper place to live. It is going to have to be smaller. I have not even seen anything in the paper that is even for rent. Its just not a rent kind of place and yet the housing is so expensive......I have to remind myself there is a purpose and a reason. Trust and Obey........
I am thankful for the house we live in and the school the kids are in we are blessed. I am blessed that I can stay home and that Dave has a good job. I truly am I just always think of more we NEED so maybe its not really a NEED but a WANT.
Something will work out it always does.

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I hate money. Thats all I can say or maybe it s the lack of it.
The boys were throwing rocks at the garage door last night and put a nice little hole in the siding. I swear sometimes they drive me insane. I know boys are boys but when does it stop. They got the picture I think and I better not see a rock in their hand again........ One thing I hate about the houses here everyone has all these rocks. My kids have always picked them up since tiny. Maybe I will have to give them some sponges to throw at the door instead.
Everyone is still coughing and Noah still has a runny ooey nose but he has been sleeping pretty well.
I have to get alot of cleaning done today. Was out shopping for food yesterday time I tackle the mess on the dining room table and time I get this kitchen floor.
Noah has done great on the potty this week. We may be closer than I think. I think he has pooped every day in there. Problem with him is he keeps stripping all his clothes off. I havent really fought with him to put them back on becouse he just takes them off again. UGH it is easier to get him to use the potty when he is naked. Wonder if anyone would notice I have a naked 2 year old running around.

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I did it I got the laundry off the table. I had it all finished yesterday and started out with two small loads this morning. Then one more after Noah peed on a blanket.
I have been doing fly lady again. I hate all the annoying emails but I love the concept and when I need them I read them. I had my dishes done last night and took a shower this morning and got dressed.
Noah is throwing major 2 year old fits. Joy joy joy.
Tyler got a A on a unit test for math and a nice note sent home. He has been trying so hard to show that he is acting mature. Some times that kid is just so adorable. The other time I want to rip my hair out of my scalp one peice at at ime.
Justin has been doing great on going poop on his own. This is a major thing for him and he has done great this past week. I am very proud of him.
Noah has been trying on the potty. He has the pooping part down. Now if we could just get the peeing in the potty part down.
Dave has decided to do some exercise too. He ran (I am sure slow jog) last night. It is time we both get in shape and feel better about ourself.
Not much else going on. The weather has been so nice. That really helps ones outlook.

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Took Tyler to his ball game at 8:30 this morning. It was cold. They finally lost a game. Little humbling for them since they have dominated most of the teams they have played so far.
I cleaned up the flower bed this afternoon. It was pretty dead looking. I have no green thumb so I hope we took the things out that were supposed to come out and not taken out things that were supposed to be there.
Dave mowed the yard. Trimmed the edges. I would love to be able to buy this house sometime. I would do a few things to it but to have it ours would be really nice.
I bought pull ups today instead of diapers and when the last half of diapers are gone I am not buying any more. He has been doing really good and I think its time to make a effort.
The neighbor took us out to dinner lasts night. I really enjoy her. The kids love her. She was dragging out all these things for them to play with. It was wild. I can not belive she offerd to take us out it was very nice. I will have to repay her again and have her over for dinner.
Noah fell outside and hurt his hand on the road. It has a couple nice gashes in it and right on the palm. Poor little guy.
Tyler has been fighting with his friends today. Its a up down up down thing. Poor kid. He is so passionate that he gets his feelings hurt and he doesnt understand when they are MAD lol has life to look forward to.
Oh I almost forgot I got to go to a garage sale today. I really love going to them and look forward to going. I found a little fleece blanket with Big Bird on it and a little chair with Elmo on it for Noah.
I am enjoying the weather outside and the fact we can go outside its just so hard with Noah. The house isnt fenced and he goes across the street and the river is over there. That is one thing we would do if we bough this house we would FENCE THE BACKYARD.
I am feeling pretty good. Not overwhelmed and in a downward spiral if that makes any sense.
No plans for tomorrow just Church and then if its nice maybe we will go to the park.

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The boys have been outside playing most of the day. I love it when its nice outside and they can play outside without killing each other. Not much going on its too chilly for a picnic. Going to grill out some steaks later on and have Tylers little friends family over for dinner.
I need to run to the store and pick up a few things. Nothing fancy just a few steaks I had in the freezer out on the grill. Some potatoe salad and garlic bread maybe another vegtable.
The house is pretty clean so I didnt need to spend alot of time recleaning.
Noah has been pretty good with the potty today. He continues to take off his darn diaper / underwear/ clothes.
I think I will make a dessert for later so I better get going.

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Dinner went well. Its nice to have a adult conversation every now and again. LOL.
The boys were so tired from all the playing outside they went to bed pretty easy. I was in bed by 11.
I have my last load of laundry in the dryer and the table is full again. I am going to get the table cleaned off. I have to mop the kitchen floor again we had the boys sitting at the pool table in the kitchen last night while they ate. Good plan they got crap everywhere.
It is a little cooler this morning but maybe it will warm up later.
I have dinner thawing in the sink. So once the beds are made and laundry finished. Then its the kitchen and pick up the living room. I want to get to the boys room sometime maybe I will get them started today.
Happy Belated Birthday Angel if you are reading this. Tried to call ya. Love ya woman. Dont feel too bad your card was the only one that I got too. My fil called me last night and said oh I am sorry we missed your birthday. LOL I was like yea it was last month. Then reminded him to send Justin his card. His is next week.
Dave is on vacation next week and I plan to get a few things done around here. We may buy the boys some bunkbeds and get that room switcharoo finished.
I need to wash these beautiful drawings off the wall sometime that is on the list to look for a product that takes off the crayon and leaves the paint on.
I have been feeling pretty good lately. Maybe its the fact that I actually talk to a few adults. The neighbor took us out to dinner the other night. I talk to her reguarly and the other new neighbor I chat with her some. I talk alot to Tylers little friends mom. She is becoming a good friend.
I am still researching some things for summer vacation. We really want to use some of the bonus money on some things around the house and to pay off a few things. So we want to do soemthing fun but not too expensive.
Lots of possibilites since we live in a area that isnt more than a days drive to a few places and states.
I have to remember to sign up the boys for free swimming lessons the town offers. To get swimming passes to the local lakes.
I have also decided it is time to start to exercise again. I am trying to get healthy and to lose some of this excess baggage that I am hauling around.
Well this became long and I need to get the living room now since Noah decided to dumb a box of Dora the Explorer cookies on it.

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I forgot to add that Noah is doing great on the potty at least when he poops. I would much rather change a wet pullup than a poopy one. I just wish he would KEEP HIS CLOTHES ON!!
The joys of potty training. Whoo hoo.

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I am feeling down. Like I am fat and useless. I have to get my butt in gear and lose some weight. I know its not just the weight but if the weight off my butt would go then maybe I would get the other weight off.
I just dont have any energy today. I didnt do amy house work and didnt even cook dinner. We had pizza.
Maybe tomorrow I will feel better. Dont feel much like posting. Nothing in paticular making me feel this way I just feel blah.

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Still not feeling much like writing in here. I took Noah to the library for story time. He threw a fit and cried through most of it. Some of the other kids had a drink and were drinking on thier cups. He started screaming for his juice. UGH I thought you were not supposed to take drinks into the library.
I bid on a walking tape on ebay. I am really serious about starting to exercise and lose this weight. It is the only thing in my life that I can be in control of so its time I take it back........
Tyler told me he hates me tonight and called me a BITCH. I just dont know what the boy thinks sometimes. I know I yell too much and I really try not to. They just wont pick up after themselves and then its left to me. I know that Dave will just be screaming about it when he gets home.
Its a continuous circle. Clean or be yelled at that its not clean. I am not a cleaning type person. I try but seems to just get away from me. How did I end up the way I am. I was so in control of my life before I got married. Am I happy? Is this the best it can be? Where or what would I do if not here? Why am I even thinking about these things????????
I am going to lose this weight and get control of my life I am I am I am.
Feel good about yourself and the rest will fall in place.
I love being a mom I love I love I love there I said it enough maybe I will remember all those years I didnt have a family or a baby and be thankful for the ones I have. Why does it have to be so hard?
I know this isnt making any sense. I am just typing away and letting whatever comes out come out.
I love my family and I love my husband thank you God for them...... there with that said I am going to bed.

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Going to take a day or two to get some thing straighend out in my life. Starting with a plan to exercise and eat healthy. I talked with dh and things are at least out there to be discussed. I can not blame him for everything. I know I am wrong too. We just need to work on some things together.
So if im not here for a day or two. Dont worry I will be back.
I have tried to stay away today and have been back at least three times. What can I say I am addicted to being here.

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Things are so much better. I took all day to think about things that I needed to change and things that I could change in my life. Things that would make me feel better about myself. I wrote Dave this huge email and he replied. I was shocked. He came home last night and was a completely relaxed different person. He stopped at a car dealership on the way home and looked at minivans. We have a big one but need /want to get something smaller with better milage. Keep the payment the same with something newer and smaller. WHoo hoo I am so excited. He said I know how much you have wanted to trade the van but we wont decide till you look and see them. WOW the old Dave would have just driven home with something and said do you like this..... So I guess that is my Mothers day gift a new van.
I am going to excerise and start dieting again. I know I should start a diet / fitness journal but I am too lazy to so will just bore you all with the details here.
I am really going to try to work on keeping the house cleaner. I know that makes Dave happy and I hate I mean really hate to admit it but it does help with ones outlook to have a clean house.
I feel refreshed and ready to take charge of my life again.
Then again it could be a pms thing and those days are gone for this month. LOL
Making meatballs and spaghetti for the boys since Dave will be at softball. He doesnt like it so the boys will love it.
Just need to get my laundry today and exercise and clean up the house.
If I could just get Noah to wear some freaking clothes. He strips all the time and pitches a huge fit if you try to get him in clothes. He wont wear diapers anymore he runs to the package of pull ups and puts one of them on. Looks like I am finished with diapers and moving on to the next step.
He has pooped in the potty or near it for almost two weeks. Now if I could get him to pee every time in there.
Justins birthday is on the 12 and I have nothing planned. i was going to do it next weekend anyways. Maybe even Friday evening. Couple friends to a movie?
Well I should go and pick up the living room again and get the rest of the dishes ready to be washed.
It so nice to feel better about oneself and wake up refreshed and not wake up feeling like your ready to go hide under the covers again.

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Went to the car dealership today and found out which car we are getting. We are getting a 2002 kia sedona. It wont be here till Wednesday its on its way from Florida and will be at our dealer on Wednesday. So Wednesday morning we will go over and get it. We got into this one with no money down and its two years newer than what we were thinking of getting. It also has 10,000 less miles than the one we thought we were getting. We were going to have to put down 1,000 dollars on top of our van trade in but now we dont have to put anything down and our payment is the same as it is now. Whoo Hoo. It is going to be so nice I just can't wait.
Dave cleaned out the garge this morning when we got back. It was really bad and its so nice to have it clean now.
Tyler lost his new glasses. I so cant wait till he can wear contacts. Please let it be soon.
Did our shopping tonight. Even found a razor scooter for Justin for his Birthday on Monday. He will be so excited.
Well its late and I am tired.
Happy Mothers day to all my friends that are mothers tomorrow.

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Yesterday was Justins birthday. We took him to pizza hut for his special dinner. He had a good time. We were at kmart before we went and found a bike for Tyler. LOL poor kid he got a bike on Justins birthday. I asked Justin if he wanted to get one and he said no. He just doesnt want to ride a bike or even learn. The neighbor lady went and she got him 2 ps2 games. She spoils them. She then was at kmart with us and got them a street hockey set.
Dave has been on vacation and we have been cleaning all week. Today we got the boys room. Let me tell you that was a chore. Only thing left to do is the rest of our room. We even found Tylers glasses. He lost them the other day and I have looked everywhere. I was talking with the neighbor and she found them under the van. LOL they must have fallen out when Dave was in the van looking for Tylers baseball shirt.
Speaking of van we get our new van tomorrow. I am so excited about it. I can not wait to not be driving that big one.
Oh Justin got a razor scooter and he loves it. He has been scooting around on it for days.
Noah has been a little heathen. He keeps pooping on the floor and taking his pull up off. That boy is going to drive me insane. He is so busy.......
Only thing on the plan for tomorrow is to do our room and get the van.
We have lobster tails to grill tomorrow for dinner. Hmmmm will be so yummy.

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Still no van and its beginning to piss me off. The truck was supposed to be here yesterday but hasnt gotten here yet. I hope it gets here today. I am ready to get rid of the other one.
Took a huge walk last night. It was nice to get out and have a adult conversation. I went with my neighbor. I orderd that walking video off ebay and it should be here sometime next week. I can not wait to get started on it. I have been doing pretty good with the eating thing. Not many carbs and hardly any white flour.
The house is clean and as much as this hurts me to say it is really nice. I only have to pick up a few things each night and its all done. I hate it when he is right.
He took the car into get a oil change and has to have the brakes done. Yikes there goes money were planning on using for something else. We have freaking over draft charges and that really really makes me mad. I checked the account last night and after midnight they were not cleared then this morning they show up with yesterdays date. HTF does that happen.
Oh well back to week to week. I swear life is a cycle.
Part of me wants to get a job to help us get buy. Its not like we are doing with out basics. We are doing with out extras the dinner out the movies the spur of the moment lets take the kids here things. I know I know just material and we should be happy that we pay our bills. I do like staying home but would enjoy it more with money to spend on what I want. I will not put them in day care and for one couldnt afford to put them all in. So it would have to be something in the evening that didnt require any one having to watch my children.
Other than Dave that is. Wrote that and thought oh no they will think I am leaving them home alone.
The weather has been pretty nice. I really feel better when its nice out and you can be outside.
Well not much going on here today waiting for a call from the car dealer to tell us when we can come get the van.

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That van better be here today. My dh is getting a little restless. But now its so late that the minute we decide to go look somewhere else it will be here. So its kind of pointless to get mad now and find something else. KWIM?
I did the dishes this morning and the laundry and the rooms are still cleaned. It is really nice to be so clean. Why havent I thought this before?
I bbq turkey legs on the grill last night they were so good. I used my mustard base bbq sauce from SC. I was saving it for something yummy.
I had a ear ache last night took two sinus meds and then went to bed at 11:30. Noah slept all night. Whoo hoo.
I have been up since 6 am and got all my chores done for the day. I am waiting on laundry to finish and then will have it all done. YIPPEE.
I know that Justin and Tyler are both having sore throats they are whiney and fussy. No fever but you can tell. Justin has some snot issues and drives me insane when they are big enough and dont BLOW it.
I took Justin to target last night alone so he could spend his birthday money. He didnt find anything that he liked. We got one of those fuzzy black posters with a dinasour on it and he colored that when he got home. He had some paper left and colored Noah a picture of himself and Momma. Noah was jabbering all night about it. It was too cute.
Well I have to get Tyler out of bed the big lazy butt. I hope to come back and report that we have a new van and that it is so nice. I hope I hope.

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Batten down the hatches its pouring here. Dave got tired of waiting and we went to a dealer to look at a van. Some one somewhere is lying to us. He said no way could the other guy get us into a van that was that new with that type of payment. He said our van was only worth 3,500 on a good day. LOL the other guy said 6,000. I think he is ready to wait for the other guy to come through now. I felt like white trash in this other guys place. I think the first guy was telling the truth. He would not have any reason to lie to us. Or string us around this long. He said today that they were in Virginia.
Oh well if it doesnt work out its not like the van we have is not driavble or worth anything.
Well I dont think that we will do much of anything since its pouring outside.

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No van yet but the guy said its on it way. We even got a lot lower interest rate. I say waiting is good. He said they were going to throw in something since we have had to wait for so long. Whoo hoo he mentioned electric starter or something else. I am willing to wait and he said since we gave him a deposit first that we still get first shot. He said three of them are all ready sold. The other dealer that we went to called today to say that they found Noahs cup. LOL Dave is going to drive over in our new kia. LOL they were like there is no way you can get in to that and that the other guy was lying to us. It is going to be great to see him smirk. LOL
I was up with Noah in the middle of the night but Dave let me sleep till 10. Sometimes I love that man.
Tyler has a ballgame today and its freezing again. I really hate to go to them in the cold. UGh oh well. I will go since Dave is waiting for the call from the van. I dont mind spending time alone. I will just take the sleeping bag and snuggle under it.
Dave is a little upset that he wasted his vacation. I think the time away from work was worth it. The house is clean and should be easy to maintian.
We had people over for dinner last night. It was nice. Just pizza but still was nice to see them. I have a pork roast for tomorrow after church. Thought we were having it last night but then they came over. I thought tonight but Dave asked for wings since its a race on tv.
Not much going on except for waiting on the van and Tyler has a ball game.

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Missed a day in there. YIkes just when i ws doing so well. Let's see Sunday we went to church and then came home nothing major. Went to a few garage sales. Seems strange to be going on a Sunday but it was all right.
Took the kids to the park later in the afternoon. The neighbor wanted to go for a walk with us. I have been walking alot. It was fun they all enjoyed it.
I was sick last night. Some kind of acid reflux I think. Still not feeling that great. I had about a half a bottle of hot sauce Sat when I made some hot wings I think it was just lingering inside. Ewwwww.
Still no van!! The truck apparently broke down in Virginia and they had to wait on a part. It will be here tomorrow and they will have it all ready when Dave gets off work. So whats one more day when your waiting on a van. Dave asked them to put in a keyless entry if they wanted to add something that wasnt in there. He said that wouldnt be a problem.
this is our last story time this spring and it will start up again in the fall.
We have a bingo party with the pta on Wednessday and Tyler has a game on Thursday. We get the van tomorrow. Hmmm sounds kind a busy.
Noah spilled a whole bottle of ketchup on the floor today while I was in the bedroom slaving away and vacuming their rooms. UGh some days that boy wears me out.
I am feeling better now that I have been execsiing and when I shop again plan on getting some other types of food.
Not much else same ol same ol.

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I am glad my life is boring and dull. It was easy to keep up the house yesterday. Well except for the bottle of ketchup that Noah decided to dump on my floor. Not once but twice. You would have thought I would have moved it? Ugh sometimes he gets by me. I was in the boys room vacuming came out to a bottle of ketchup strewn about the floor. He is a diaster that is waiting to happen. I do love the boy. He makes up for those moments with the other fun things he does. Jules reminded me to enjoy those things the other night. He was dancing with his shadow on the wall and it was hilarious. Saying me thats me.
Tyler was in a mood yesterday. I think he is getting sick. His voice was sounding hoarce. Not that you could tell him that. He is so much like Dave drives me insane.
Mondays are bad for them. They are grouchy and nasty. If we could have a week with out a Monday that would be great.
We are supposed to get the van tonight. UGH I will be so glad when its here finally. Waiting on Dave to call. Apparently the truck broke down on its way and had to wait on parts. Dave things the guy stopped at every titty bar along the way and ran out of gas money. LOL
Got something to do all this week. Should be intersting.
Well the laundry has stopped and I need to get it folded and put away.
Hate to admit this again but it is nice to have a clean house. BOy to I hate to admit that.

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STill no van!
The newest story that we got was that the truck hauling them from Florida to New Jersey broke down somewhere in Virginia. It needed a part and the part that was sent was the wrong one. They are gaurenteeing that it will be here today by NOON. They called the transporter and threatend to cancel the sale. Thats 11 2002 minivans. So it looks like they will be here today. One way or the other. On the good side the dealer passed out a flier saying if you bought a new or used car this week that you would recieve a free dvd player or 13 inch tv. So I bet if I know Dave he will have them in the van when we leave tonight. LOL
I just got my walking tape that I orderd on ebay. Its great I did some of it this morning but Noah was freaking out. It looks like something I would enjoy alot. I need to get a couple weights for my hands to help with the arms. Next time I am in kmart or walmart I will do that.
Noah has his last story time at the library today until the Fall. I guess they don't do it in the summer becouse of too many big brothers and sisters that would have to be at the library.
The pta has a ice cream social/ bingo family night tonight just not sure we will be able to go if the van comes in. Just have to wait and see. Tyler has a game tomorrow night and then again on Sat.
Dave was alot better last night as far as mood. I know its Monday thing. The boys were in bed fairly early so that was nice. I actually got offline and watched some tv till I was falling asleep.
Noah slept all night. It so nice when that happens.
I am excited about getting in shape and losing weight. I really want to take control of that part of my life. I know I can I know I can I know I can.
I need to get both of us dressed and ready to go to story time. Maybe I will be back later.

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Ok let me say as of yet we have not heard about the van. We are at the point where you just dont call becouse you dont want to hear a excuse. Ugh I told him on the phone you go there and drive something new home tonight. LOL
I kept Justin home today. He has had this icky nose for a few days and thought some extra sleep and rest would do him good. He has been pretty good.
I need to get Tyler a gift for a little boy in his class is having a party tomorrow night. I didn't see anything in the stores here in town. I hope to go to target when Dave gets home. If not will go in the morning.
Coach called and Tylers game is cancelled. No suprise there since its pouring outside. They did ask if we minded playing on Memorial Day at 4. I dont have any plans so why not play baseball.
I should get this laundry put away that would make dave happy.

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Wow guess its been a couple days since I wrote in here. Lets see We got the van on Thursday night. Its nice and just needs some minor things repaired.
I started posting on the wieghtloss support board. I love it there. They have been really great in welcmoing me. I am serious about getting ready to take control of my life. I can do this. I need to lose 100 pounds and one mile at a time its going to come off.
I have been walking every day. I did my mile this morning first thing. It is great to get it done.
Going to bbq some ribs tomorrow after church. Well ok correction going to grill them later in the day for the race.
Well I will try to catch this up in the morning. I am very tired.

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Went to church in the morning. Stopped at the mall afterwards. Dave just upgraded his phone and I was going to get a new one too. They wouldnt just add it to the bill though so going to order it on the phone. Sometimes they are just idiots.
I baked some pork ribs in the oven for 5 hours at a slow temp and then threw them on a hot grill to put sauce on them. They were pretty good if I do say so. Had some fresh corn and baked beans with them. The neighbor came over then we went to the ocean to see the water and out for ice cream. I didnt have any just some cherry itaialn ice that Justin decided he didnt like any more. I am in trouble though they just opened yesterday and its right around the corner. UGH just what I needed a Italian ice store with in walking distance.
I have been exercising for the past few days. It has been good. I didnt do the tape yesterday but we did walk on the beach if that counts.
I have a london broil marinating in the fridge for later tonight. Dave is home from work today. Tyler is supposed to have a game but it doesnt look good. It has been raining and wet fr the past few days.
We have changed vacation plans again. I know you wish we would make up our minds. ME too. I think this is for sure though. His brother asked us to come downt to Florida. We thought ok thats not bad. We could go through SC and see friends of ours. Then to down. Then we thought why spend alot of days at thier house it only gets frustrating and not like a vacation. So we started looking into Jekyll Island , Georgia. We have stayed there before and its really nice. IT so small so its not major crowded and the beaches are nice. I did some searching and found a place that has a family room. It has a 2 dbl beds and a sleeper couch. With breakfast and sports bar there and pool bar. For under 100 a night. You can rent bikes and ride around the place is great.
So even though we are driving a long ways it will be relaxing and we get to see our friends and family. I love Charelston SC too and we will be there for couople days. We have done Myrtle beach several times and its great too but its so busy. We really are looking forward to the slower pace and riding bikes and enjoying the beach. Small water park there too and its really reasonable. So thats the plan.
I have done the dishes and the laundry and picked up the living room. Its now 9:30 in the morning where is everyone but me and Noah still in bed sleeping.
Oh af is here and its not nice. I am getting grumpy and its crampy. ICk ick ick.

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Wow 2 days again. I was doing so well. I have a sore throat and not been feeling very well. Maybe thats it. I am behind in housework. That makes me behind in feeling well. I just wish that af would leave and that this darn sore throat would go away. Its raining again and again and again. I just want to go to bed and sleep all night.

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Wow it has been 5 days since I wrote in here. I had a really bad sore throat and I think that was keeping me from being in here. I have been feeling better. I have been eating better and working on the whole picture. I konw that I need to lose weight and am really trying to achive that. I know its a long process and I am not rushing it. I just want to watch what I eat and make sure that I am eating healthy.
The boys wont be out of school until the 27 of June. I have to get some things planned for them. I need to sign them up for swimming lessons. Call about the rec program in the parks. We are going on vaction July 11 to Jekyll Island Georgia and that is going to be fun. I found a coupon for Six Flags and Tyler is dying to go there.
I put some clothes and things in Layaway yesterday for vacation and summer. I got some really great deals. Most things were 40% off. Noah needed some shirts badly. I got them all new swim trunks. Now they each have two pairs. I like them to have a spare when the one is drying.
DAve and I are getting a long pretty well. I think we have started communicating better. I know he is under stress and the bills are piling up. The problem is that he gets bonuses and we depend on them for living. Not just as extra money. It will be lean till we get the next one and when we get that we will catch up all the bills and back bills.
I love my new van. It is so nice to drive. I know it will be our only one for a few years.
I have dinner all ready. I made baked spahgetti. The dishes are done and we will eat when Dave gets home. I need to get the laundry off the table and put away in the next few minutes. I just wanted to come in here and write something. I hate not sticking with something. I need to do better. It really helps just being able to write some things down.