Friday, December 31, 2004

2005 Here we Come!!

Just a quick "Happy New Year" to all of my wonderful blogging friends! We are off to a fabulous party where I get to dress up and look totally hot. We will eat good food and drink good booze. And after dancing all night we will kiss at the stroke of midnight :)

Okay, Okay, so I am soooo dreaming! Wouldn't that be nice though? Tonight is Taco Friday at our house where we will be dressed in our PJs, watching TiVoed episodes of "Lost" and be in bed by 10. I might throw in some good booze at least :)

Happy New Year!!


Thursday, December 30, 2004

Will We Ever Learn?

So the hubby has been coming home early this week since no one is in the office and the traffic from all the rain is horrible. It has been really nice since I took Julia out of preschool this week to help her get over her 18th (I am totally exaggerating, but it feels like that) cold this winter. And as of yesterday she finally has an appointment with the Ear, Nose, and Throat Doc to see if she need tubes in her ears. Thank god! So anyway, it is so nice to have him home so that I can take a break once and a while.

Last night we decided that we were going to attempt to have dinner in an actual restaurant. Yes folks, a place where they serve your food and pick up after you. Now that may not sound like a big deal, but when you have a 2 year old working on 40 min. of sleep in the afternoon, it is a HUGE deal. So the beginning of the meal was fine and Julia was somewhat well behaved. Then we our food came and as I am lifting the fork into my mouth, she lets out the scream heard around the world! My kid has one of those screams that actually rattles your eardrums and your ears ring for 5 minutes afterwards. After the scream she got underneath the table and took off running. My poor husband is in the middle of the restaurant running after our daughter. I of course pretend that I don't see the stares of those who don't have children and proceed to shove most of my dinner into my mouth in record time. Jon finally comes back to the table with Julia and she is crying. The waitress comes over with a box and says "Do you need a box?" a not so subtle hint that your kid is crazy and you need to leave. So Jon put his now cold food into the box and we leave. Will we ever learn that toddlers and restaurants don't mix? Will we ever learn that taking a toddler anywhere on when she has no nap is not a good thing? It was just a sad scene as my husband had to eat his dinner sitting at our kitchen table with no one to serve him or clean up afterwards. I guess it will be take out and home cooked meals for at least another 10 years! Then again I did find a new babysitter so maybe I need to be using her soon!

So please tell me if this ever gets better? I can only hope :) Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Nothing Much

I want to be a blog whore today- I really do, but nothing is going on here besides buckets of rain. I did attempt to find some stuff on sale at the mall and then bought stuff that was not on sale. I think I need lessons in bargain shopping- anyone want to help me out?? I did buy the last installment of "Sex and the City" today on DVD so luckily I will have something to watch when the cable goes out from the storm. Other than that, life is pretty boring in this house. Hopefully something exciting will happen so that I can officially be a blog whore :)

Thanks for reading!


PS Why does Blogger's spell check not recognize the word "blog"? It certainly corrected my spelling of "whore".

Monday, December 27, 2004

All Done

So I thought I would get rid of the Christmas design since it is over :( I am still cleaning up from it and refuse to take the tree down like the hubby wanted yesterday. Christmas takes forever to get here and then POOF it is gone. I guess that is what video camera are for so that you can relive your child face after they saw what Santa brought them. Oh well- there is always next year :)

There is are a couple things I learned this Christmas that I will have to change next year- 1) My kid is super spoiled! Being the only grandchild on one side and the first on another I can see that, but damn the kid is spoiled! Maybe I should be getting a start on having another child so there is another to shop for. I will have to work on that :) 2) I am never buying another toy again until I go though the stuff she has and give it to children who don't have any! There is too many in this house for one little person to play with. She is so getting socks and underwear next Christmas!

Well I hope that you all had a great holiday. What did you get? Let me know :)

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, December 23, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Taking a break from the blog for some Christmas celebration with family. So from my family to yours hope you have a great holiday! I look forward to hearing what you all got from Santa :)


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Diet Tip #6

Don't watch your husband open the 2 lb. box of Sees Candy he got from work because you will want to snatch it from his hands and run away screaming "IT IS MINE ALL MINE!!!" as you shove all the contents into your mouth at once.

So here is my plea to Mrs. Sees- please create a no sugar, fat free, carb free, taste good, looks good, piece of Bordeaux candy. I will be ever so grateful and promise to only eat 10 in a sitting :)

Hope everyone is getting all of there stuff done and is ready for Saturday! Thanks for reading.


PS Hey Gabs- call me back will ya!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Two Words

Wrapping Sucks!

I will have to take a picture of how the last of my presents got wrapped because you can tell that I was not having a good time after almost 2 hours. Plus there is some freaky weather going on here (we are talking 80 in December!!)and it is so making me not in the Christmasy mood. All I want to do it drink my peppermint hot coco by the fire with some Pjs and slippers on. Instead I am sitting in shorts and a t-shirt with the fan on while I wrap a million presents :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


PS For all of my friends who live in the places where it is really cold, sorry that I complained about it being warm. It just doesn't seem right is all :)

Friday, December 17, 2004

All Good

Things are much better round here. I took the kid to the doctor and she has yet another sinus infection, so I think that is why she had been so grumpy. I would be too! So after 2 days of yet another round of antibiotics, she is a different kid. Thank God! This week has been a little stressful with trying to get all of my stuff done so I won't have to do it in a rush next week. I think that the people at the grocery store are starting to recognize me since I have been in there at least 4 times this week. I am having my annual family Christmas party tomorrow and that is about 20 people. I guess now that us grandkids are older and have homes of our own we get to have the party. My cousin better have it next year because it is not fun cleaning, planning, and pulling off a party. I was actually on my hands and knees yesterday cleaning my banister! Aw the work of a housewife (or domestic engineer as I like to call it) is never done :)

I did notice one thing about cleaning yesterday and that is that I was not spent like I used to be afterwards. I think that my diet and exercise is really helping. I have gone down 2 sizes and I feel great! I have lost enough weight to where everyone notices now, especially my mother who is my worst critic. Of course I have some more to go, but I am the same weight I was before I got pregnant. I just wish I was the same weight I was when Jon and I started dating- I was so cute! Also I don't think that everlasting baby pooch is every going away. Good reminder though of what I have now :)

Well that is enough talking for me :) Hope everyone enjoys their Fridays! Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Kid For Sale

Cute 2 1/2 year old girl for sale. I will throw in her entire wardrobe, including all of her Barbies! I will of course want visitation, but she is all yours for a low price :)

Can you tell that I am just done today? I think this is Julia's 5 the tantrum today and I just let her do it in her room. And for my very sweet SIL- look what you have to look forward too :) She can be so sweet and loving and then a minute later be the child from hell. Please tell me this either goes away or gets better- Soon!!

Thanks for reading.


PS I am a good mother- right??

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

My Little Princess

My sweet and kind MIL gave Julia a Barbie that is from the Barbie movie "The Princess and the Pauper". I really don't think that she had any kind of clue the impact it would make on my household. Not only does this Barbie sing (2 freaking songs), but there is also another Barbie that goes with her that sings a duet with her. Well needless to say, we have both Barbie's now and all I hear all day is "I'm just like you, you're just like me" as the two Barbie's sing together. It even came with a CD and now that is all I get to listen to in the car. It just seems that all of a sudden Julia is a total girl. She wants to dress up and wear a crown. She even wants to be called "Anneliese" which is what one of the Barbie's names. The other day she came out in her ballet outfit and shoes and told me to put on music so she could dance. It just amazes me because she was never like this. Never paid any attention to any particular doll or even had the notion of wanting to be a princess. I really honestly thought she was going to be a tomboy. Next thing I know she will want a bra and be going to prom. Damn Barbie :)

I hope everyone is having a good week. Thanks for reading!


Monday, December 13, 2004

What is Up With That?

Alright another Google search today for "dirty mommy and daughter pics". I am listed under porn sites or something?? So weird! I mean I can see why my blog comes up, but those who click on it must think that I am a "dirty mommy" (whatever that is) with pictures! Well sorry for those who are because there are no dirty mommies here unless you count the language I use occasionally :)

Well today well pretty uneventful. I had to take Julia back to the doctor again, but luckily it wasn't her ears. I just have one of those kids that catches every sickness that a toddler can get. I can even call the doctor's office and use my first name and they know who I am. Other than that I went grocery shopping and made spaghetti sauce. Oh the exciting life I lead!!

Well I hope you all had a good Monday. Thanks for reading!


Sunday, December 12, 2004

Another Weird One

Today's new Google search was for "My friend the hot mommy". There must be tons of websites devoted to hot moms that I have no idea about. I wonder whoever clicked on my link thought when he came to my non hot mommy site :)


Saturday, December 11, 2004

Date Night

I think I have mentioned before that my husband got a new job a couple of weeks ago. He loves it and the company he works for has really out done themselves. At his old job they never had any kind of Christmas party or really did nothing to boast moral in the company. Well last night we got the taste of the good life. Went to the company's annual Christmas party and I have never seen anything like it. It was at The Grove of Anaheim, which is a concert hall right by Disneyland. The entrance was like walking the red carpet at an awards show. There was food, drinks, ladies with candy, music, and TONS of people every where you turned. There are about 5,000 people that work for this company and I think that everyone plus a guest was there. They do this every year! I could not believe it! Needless to say we had a fabulous time and it made Jon feel like he made the right the choice in taking this job. Also when we got home the baby sitter was asleep with Julia on the couch and it was the cutest thing I ever saw. This was the first time we had this particular baby sitter and Julia loved her. Hopefully she will come back :)

Tonight I am going to make potato pancakes. We do not celebrate Hanukkah, but I thought maybe tonight we could bring out the spirit of it. Jon has never had potato pancakes before so I will introducing him into the world of pancakes with sour cream or applesauce. They are not in the diet plan either, but I have not really rewarded myself for losing weight so tonight I am going to eat :)

Well I hope everyone is having a great Saturday. Thanks for reading :)


Thursday, December 09, 2004

Not Much

So there isn't a lot going on over here. I thought I would think of something by the time I turned the computer on, but nope- nothing. I thought of resorting to making stuff up, but then that would not be very honest of me and also a little pathetic. So how about you tell me what you want for Christmas? It can be anything. Also I don't discriminate between naughty and nice since I think that we all have a little bit of both in us :)

For Christmas I want to be 30 lbs. lighter, my kid not to have a cold every other week, and for my husband to start cooking :)

Thanks for reading!


PS We got a fake tree this Christmas- is there something taboo about that??

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Diet Tip #5

Don't think that when you make your world famous snickerdoodle cookies (this time with real sugar) that you are not going to be tempted to eat them. And when your husband goes up stairs for the night, don't stuff three in your mouth as fast as you can because he will smell the cinnamony goodness on your breath. Just stick to your low carb, sugar free, fat free, no taste, made of wood, snack bars that cost $7.00 for 4.


PS I just realized that I talk about cookies way too much! Damn Holidays!

Monday, December 06, 2004

The New Telephone

For those of you that don't know, I have a sister in law named Gabrielle who just had a baby (my 1st niece ever) about 2 months ago. I have to say I got extremely lucky in the in law department. Not only does Gabrielle rock, but so do her parents. Anyway, she has a blog and she was the one that got my hooked with the whole blogging thing. I go to her page everyday to check out the latest pictures of my niece or to read Gab's witty insights. We don't talk on the phone much, but when we do we always talk about stuff we posted on our blogs. So this made me think, are blogs the new telephone? I could go weeks without talking to my SIL, yet still know everything that is going on in her life and vise versa. I am very honest on my blog and I write how I would speak to anyone, so why do I need to call people anymore? Also, I have to make time to call someone so why don't I just use that time to write a post instead? Of course there are some family members that I would not refer to my blog, so I will still have to make phone calls to them. I just find it interesting that if I really didn't want to talk to anyone again, I could just email them my blog address and tell them to read it.

Alright that is enough insight for the day :) I would be interested to know if any of you have any family memebers you blog with instead of speaking? Let me know! Thanks for reading!


Saturday, December 04, 2004

Pulling the Santa Card

So I think I have found the secret to disciplining a toddler- use Santa!! Julia was being a real menace today as we were putting up of all of our Christmas stuff. I have all of these special ornaments I have collected over the years and she kept getting into them. I know she is 2 and that is her job and everything, but after 50 times of saying "Don't touch that" and nothing works I had to get creative. So I said "If you touch that one more time I am going to call Santa and tell him you are not being good." She flipped out and didn't go near the ornaments again. So all afternoon I have been threatening to call Santa. I actually had to do it once and she cried "I am sorry, tell Santa I am a good girl" I should find someone in the family that I could call and pretend they are Santa on the phone. I am probably going scar her for life, but at least something worked for once!! Or I will live to regret when she brings it up at the table when we meet her future in-laws someday. I am just tired of saying "No" all the time and it not working. So thank you Santa Claus for allowing me to use you to control my 2 year old :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for reading!


Thursday, December 02, 2004

It Never Ends

I am sitting here with a nice cup of...TheraFlu! Oh how my life has been like this week. I won't go into the messy details since all I would do is bitch about everything. I am just thankful that tomorrow is Friday and then it will be the weekend. That is the only thing keeping me going at this point. I even went to a therapeutic trip to Target and bought the cutest clutch purse for Jon's Christmas party and that didn't even help. Maybe I should spike my TheraFlu. At least I would have a good nights sleep!

Well sorry about the bitching. Hopefully I will be my old cheery self tomorrow. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, December 01, 2004

So Long

My dad just called and told me that he had to put our family dog down today. I knew it was going to happen soon, but I wasn't prepared because I didn't get to say goodbye. Anyway, his name was Radar and he was 16 years old. We got him when I was in 8th grade and he was so little! I remember the car ride home with him because he sat in my lap and peed on me :) When my parents got divorced when I was 21 he went to live with my grandparents. There he was even more spoiled than he was at home. I last saw him about a month and half ago and he didn't look well. So I know that this is for the best. He will be a missed member of the family.

So if you have beloved pets at home give them some extra love today. Thanks for reading.