I need to go check his brother's stats, but HOLY COW!! he is 18 lbs 11 oz, 28 in and his head 40 somthing, all OVER 95%. as in OFF the charts in the blue area!! ACK...no wonder my back is having fits
he took his shots very well. I still feel like a traiter, I wasn't going to do shots and here we are doing them. ok, so we aren't going to do some shots, and we did them anyway
is ok, I am going to stick to my guns on one of them. I hate the dr's attitude. screw him, I am the Mom and I think our society is pretty damn shot/pill happy already. he is my kid, I gave him my very best you know where you can go look even tho I am dragging dog tired.
he is still an amazing kid. he slept thru til 7 this am, that is RARE...he complained like 2 breaths (ok, 1.5) and went back to sleep before I could get up to nurse him last night. never really did wake up, maybe a dream? Brian on the other hand got up at 2 I think. Mark ended up sleepin with him
is ok, he is with Grandma tonight and Merrick the angel (yes dear, you are an angel!) came and watched both boys and we went on a "date", had some good serious didn't involve the boys much conversation (notice I said MUCH) and got a bunch of errands run (or is that ran? does it matter? )
came home, got everyone ready, oh yeah, the dealer called, we stopped and looked at a 06 Mustang GT. I drove it. OH SH!T that thing is FAST. never mind they can keep the thing, way to much $ as we are not at all willing to fork over $680 a month for it....really I was ready to let Mark have it. what the hell are they smoking? they basically weren't going to give him anything on his trade in. what a crock of ****, they sold him THAT CAR. guess we are done looking at Stangs. I wish he would just get a truck. doesn't have to be full sized, but honestly that lil car scares the hell out of me. he is a couple mins late and all I can think of if someone extracting his body from a crunched tin can. how is that for graphic mental pic?
guess I am still a lil post partum?
so anyhow, we have a zillion things to do. some are getting done slow but sure, some aren't. things aren't bad around here, but Mark did notice a huge drop in the checking. instead of totally blowing up, I pointed out how we have been REMODELING and about x has gone to remodeling alone. he doesn't understand that all my trips to HD and Lowes have added up. all those lil parts and pieces cost $, not accounting for the gas etc that is going up, AND groceries going up, and and and
I was so pleased with him. ok, for now...he didn't blow up. he wasn't accusatory. he wasn't a total ***. we talked about it, I am voluntarily going back into mega save mode FOR HIM, and just leave it at that. savings is still bordering on obscenely nice. and we do have QUITE A BIT to show for it. I haven't spend much (if at all) over my budget on beads etc so it isnt that. it isn't that I haven't spent ANYTHING on beads, but I haven't spent $ on quilting OR gardening or even much on clothes for anyone (currently we dont' need any, YET)
now, how long this lasts I dunno. he could melt down tomorrow. tomorrow I could come in looking for a place to go if he gets really bad, but so far so good. my b-day is next week. think I mentioned that already, and already my week is filling up fast. hope so. would be a nice change from the norm.
so, not much else to post. figure this is more then enough, right? damn long winded woman, I know. always was. hey, you are the one reading my boring journal :rofl:
sometimes boring is right nice. I remember drama, I remember soap opera. boring is VEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY NICE!
well, we decided to go to the fair Saturday morning. the day was beautiful. Alex was being an angel. Brian was at G-ma's and out of diapers that'll be the last time Mark packs him to go so, off we go. we stop by see Red and give G-ma plenty of diapers and zoom to Yakima. tried to call Robin but understandably she wasn't answering her phone (busy I imagine is still an understatement!)....Mark decides we are going to lunch before we get there. let me translate for ya: honey, wanna go to Sea Galley and have a prime rib sand?? OH BABY that is good stuff! I didn't do the philly this time, Alex has been having problems the last couple nights and I wasn't gonna push it but holy moly that was ONE GOOD SANDWICH
and I was good, we split a salad and drank tea, I had already had a can of DP and then off to the fair we went. it wasn't bad, but it wasn't any different. I had wanted to take Brian but he DIDN'T want to leave G-ma *sigh* we saw mamy things we regreted not taking him to see. sheesh
and then Mark's bone spurs started acting up, and my sciatic nerve was too. not fun but not so bad that we didn't finish walkign thigns down. Alex was an angel. got so see some great looking stuff, some oh I wish stuff, and some what the h...? is that sort of stuff
bought a shake and headed home. shake didn't sit so well, too fast? too much sugar?? too tired? dunno, I slept 30 of the 45 min trip to Mom's. felt better some, but still soooooooo tired. damn, I had wanted to go shopping! Robin, I can STILL be persuaded to come on up ya know wanna go to the Avenue (?? I think) and the mall to check out some nursing shirts.
so anyhow, today we got a few things done. dug some bulbs that are in desperate need of thinning (Robin, want some dwarf iris??) I have a ton of em. they are overtakign the thyme I have in there and I would RATHER have the creeping thyme then iris that don't bloom cuz they are over crowded and not getting enough sun
got my peonies transplanted and some starts for a good friend of mine. now I need to plant the bulbs I bought and go get more thyme but that would mean not as many beads
and I came in to grab lunch, check mail, harrass Mark and bring Brian in the house and Mark and I have a conversation on who C is. ya know, as opposed to typing his whole name out...Mark says ok, so why not DH?? and I said cuz we are all too lazy, there is C and M and another C and and and and....sides, C isn't always dear heart, cometimes dh is d-head. told him but that was ok, cuz I rarely called him d-ead, if I was mad he was just an a$$ :rofl:
so he asked me if I refered to him as TA. have I mentioned he has a very nice tight a$$?? oh man I about died. he is TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny sometimes. and when he is in a good mood and we have both had a good amount of sleep, got a few things done, he is a riot. glad things are finally settling down. the stress of the remodeling and the outlaying of $$ was hard on him, I am just pretty darn proud of him taking it "like a man" instead of getting petty and inspiring me to want to inflict bodily harm on him
man, this is nice. some days life really sucks. some days it doesn't. for today it doesn't, and that is pretty darn nice. I love not living the soap opera I used too. it wasn't nice. I love boring. it means so much less stress. that is NICE
so, R honey, I desire a nice boring winter for ya. no more d-head to worry about but a nice boring day in day out no stress winter.
oh yeah, and as I check mail, Brian PASSES OUT on the couch. NO binkie, no lunch, just out cold! poor guy has been go go go lately. he was so cute, and Mark had JUST asked him if he was ready to go to bed
"NO, NOT tired!"
dang my boys are beautiful. and being so young I can call them that. handsome yes, and later on I will get used to using that term.
oh yeah, and cut Red's hair last night. he wasn't at all thrilled with it but was happy to go play in the bath afterwards
I love that kid. doesn't get much cuter then that ya know. I love the "terrible two's", you get to watch them learn. yeah, he def has his moments, but overall it isn't THAT terrible!
Happy birthday Grandma. today would have been her 87th birthday. I still miss you so much, and you would so love my boys. my red headed boys. the only great grandchildren that have it, just like Grandpa's. wish I could visit, a dream would do, really...I am glad you aren't still stuck here like it was but still, I long to give you a hug and a kiss. hear about when you were working in the packing shed when I was born. to go out to lunch
so Mom and I are going to your fav place....I love the Mex food too, but it won't be the same w/o you
oh dear God I am raw this am. the boys slept in for me but I wake up and know G-ma isn't here. it is always so raw on this day. I suspect it won't get a ton better. I don't expect Mark to do much as I have a really good idea he knows how raw I am. Brian is being an *** too and that does help. my lil red headed terror. at least Alex is in a good mood (more or less)
damn I really thought it would be getting better. I just want today to be over with already
so, for my birthday we go to Spokane to see a hockey game, and it SUCKED big time. the boys forgot how to play hockey I guess. it was LAME. shots on goal were like 32-19 half thru the 3rd. Merrick, they were EMBARRASSING...they were SO BAD we ACTUALLY discussed not getting season tickets next year!
they may be here to stay, but they certainly didn't play!
ON THE OTHER HAND, I did get to meet Kathleen the kids were quite a handful, but we did get to chat a lil. and Manito Park was BEAUTIFUL, even if they are gearing up for winter. the roses were gorgeous. makes me want to get more
didn't sleep much last night either. not no sleep, but not good at all. got to shop too. got a couple nursing shirts, ANOTHER set of lilypadz...those things aren't worth the $$ but Mark said to go for it...hopefully I won't have to buy any more. they are only SUPPOSED to last a couple months. what a crock of hooey. $20 and they last 2 months?!?!?!?! GEEZ
but I also got 2 nursing shirts. they don't LOOK like nursing shirts, and I can wear them after I stop nursing too. no Sees tho and I REALLY wanted some. is ok, I can order it online
and Kathleen and I said we would make plans to just catch up next time. maybe when her dh has time off and we can go do family stuff. she wasn't at all what I was expecting. cute lil petite thing, I was VERY surprised when she was that much shorter then I was and Emma was cute as a bug. K was saying how much she looks like her Daddy and I could see that, but I saw here too. they both have GORGEOUS big brown eyes that are SO expressive! and of course the two 2 yr olds were running amuck.
so it was a more or less good time, altho I doubt we will go any more away Ams games. I am so hoping they don't suck this bad all season or we won't be going to home games either. and now we are stuck with 4, YEAH FOUR!! tickets. I am so tired of the "young just wait til next year" attitude. we didn't pay an obscene amount of $ to go watch a half a$$ed attempt at play. nut up boys, play or get off the ice. Sat night's game was just an embarrassment!
wow, what a weird/good/bad few days! not feelign great, but been oversugaring so I imagine that would do it. I need tea, been drinking unlead Dr Pepper
damn that is good stuff! *cry*
and Brian has been major swinging between total a$$ and angel. he is fantastic for me PT in the am and REFUSES pm, and still poops in his pants ACK!
and yesterday we went to Walmart, as in all 4 of us. that was SUPREMELY stupid. Mark didn't really wanna go and I really didn't wanna take Alex. he went but suffice to say we won't be doign THAT again anytime soon...a$$hole...subsequently the boys were angels went to pay for it and had to use the credit card. this remodeling has really sucked all the life from the checking, and heavon forbid we touch savings
we aren't discussing that yet, OR the fact that some of the "missing" $ from the account has gone to beads
speaking of which, Mark has a coworker that was sorta interested in what I could make so I worked up a musical one for her. she LOVES that thing and paid what I asked it did take more then I usually put in for time, and it does have obsidian stones...I did charge more for it and I still think she got it for cheap. on the other hand, I SOLD ANOTHER ONE! it is gorgeous too and I did get pics (ok, I scanned it) and dumped it into my bucket. don't think I have made anything that ISN'T scanned or pic'd somewhere.
and she wants to see more and Mark is going to take some samples in to work one of these days
damn, I need a SMALL briefcase
oh yeah, and I am getting mailed to me....drum roll...
wait for it
someone is going to kill me
BUT I so love doing this
so in a lil over a month I am going to do a bazaar. working on getting help too, think I at least have someone to do the bazaar WITH me!
but, oh......wait.......there is MORE
DON'T YA REALLY HATE IT WHEN I DO THIS??
a friend of mine is just about to open a Consignment Bridal Boutique and we have an apt to meet Monday (tentative, no time yet, am tho) so she can see what she wants to display for me
OMG OMG OMG OMG
guess I had best get me a tax id #. this is getting serious! Mark and I are also discussing making me a workroom maybe in or off the garage
dang, things are going good. not all good, but way more good then bad right now
now if I can just find a live in babysitter :rofl: naw, can't do that
well, the boys are back to letting me sleep.....AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH HEAVEN!
been getting a bunch of pieces made. looks pretty darn good too! I need to burn a bunch of pics onto cd and take them in, have them printed out, make me a binder
and my boys....OMG, I so love those two sometimes (ya know, when I don't want to strangle em!)....Brian is getting to the point of PT and doing pretty good, altho still NO pooping in the toilet his most recent thing (to get Mommy up FAST in the am, move etc) is to announce MOMMY GOTTA GO POTTY! in his best loud big boy voice. good thing we aren't in public much altho he DID do it at the game the other day, they are loud anyhow, that doesn't count :rofl:
and he talks TO you now, not just magpie's what you say back. we have quite the conversation (usually about passing trucks, tractors etc) when we go places. and he likes his window DOWN...and will ask quite nicely...was driving around yesterday with it down and he was just so tickled. I rolled it up just before the 55 mph and he sighed and said "thank you Mommy for the window down!" then he giggles and says, WINDOW UP! of course, his brother was trying to sleep, but what else would ya expect?
and Alex. my lil laugh boy. I so envied my sister her happy laughing daughter. not just the daughter part, but the fact that she laughed at EVERYTHING...so does Alex and he giggles and laughs on occasion too. how cute is that? ya ask him, "SHOW ME THE DIMPLES??!!" and he gives ya this huge open mouthed grin. oh yeah, no teeth, good for checking that too and he reaches for me now, he is getting so big so fast!
and Mark is turning a corner as well. we are actually talking about thigns, and it is going pretty well so far. what a wonderful change from the past! he is a bit testy, understandable, but he is behind me getting the jewelry "business" going.
oh yeah, was supposed to meet up with Jana, it didn't work, so was supposed to do a puter conference, didn't happen...not surprised, I knew it was too good to be true. did talk to her a lil yesterday tho and the shop seems to be doing well. good for her. would be nice for her to reciprocate all the help I have given her in the past tho. in retrospect tho, I must have been smoking something exceedingly good if I thought it would work that way
well, off for more beading. Mom is headed over to watch the boys, we are going to go get her linoleum, deliver it, have lunch, more beading (not in that order) and VOILA! I am already 1/4 to my goal if not more. and it won't take long to get more either
can I get off this ride? I have plenty to post and NO TIME to post it. I am a jeweling fool....I have an all of a sudden how fast can you do it? show coming up FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, and still the bazaar. Jana and her partner REALLY love the pieces I showed them. and i have no time to DO them
EEK! off to make more, I am really pleased with what I am turning out tho, but also running out of supplies...Mark is now onboard and I am making BIG bead buys. not gonna be here on time. stressed. pleased. almost had an anxiety attack a couple times, but it is looking FABULOUS
and Merrick, THANKS GIRLFRIEND...all this wouldn't have happened if you hadn't watched the boys Friday. you are a GODSEND wanna move in?
OH MY...closing in on my trial by fire. today Liz is coming over to help make display stuff. that's right, LIZ! she came over Weds night and we had a ball. she was a tad goofy but so much fun (we were both a lil slap happy from lack of sleep)...she left at 10, but we got lots of earrings done...in fact I ended up running out of ear wires. got em yesterday, got more earrings done. plenty of sets done. as always need more. bucket is filling up pretty quick too. even I am impressed with some of it
anyhow, like I said....fire trial tomorrow. it will be a definative make or break, preparation for the bazaar in Nov. even if I only sell a few pieces, say $100-200 it will be a hit. but if NOTHING sells, I am so screwed. not only cuz Mark will put a stop to it, but I won't be able to justify to myself the expenditure. we are most likely talking at LEAST a couple k right now. and I am fast running out of just about everything. I HATE shopping at Craft Warehouse and Michaels. esp now that I know what wholesale is and where to get it! the bulk group buys I found online are fantastic but so addictive. I still need to send out the winning pieces from the contest. but on the other hand, OMG I am really happy with what I have.
Liz is supposed to come over first thing this morning. I am really counting on her help today, altho if it does fall thru I won't be at all surprised, just......sad. she really is a riot, and I REALLY enjoy her company. the kids get together and last time they played pretty good, considering Brian still doesn't know how to share...they ended up LITERALLY doing laps around the living room chasing each other. Cody is a yr older then Brian and Hannah a yr younger. Brian LOVES his toys too Cody is rather fond of Brian's stuff as well causes a few problems, but we can deal with that. he will chant "GO TO CODY'S 'OUSE" if we get close to where her old apt is....she is due to move here shortly to her new apt (stayign with her parents til it is avail) and there is NO WAY in hell I am going to subject the boys to her Dad. but....still....she has been a really good friend for awhile. wish we could spend more time together, but.....it doesn't always happen.
and my husband....Mark too has really supported me thru all of this. he is my creative help when I need it and he does have a good eye for stuff. I love that man. I couldn't ask for a better husband. ok, I could but I seriously doubt I could find one! I know I wanna strangle him sometimes, but he is a faithful and loving husband and father. he does dishes :rofl: ok, seriously, HE DOES DISHES
I should try to go back to sleep...but I am really psyched this am. so off to work I go
and I am going to start my day with Cocoa Puffs. no heerios this am...I am going to be BAD...I want chocolate! off to be creative and productive