Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Why can't people just get along?

I have a wonderful group of friends. They are fantastic. The women get along and the men get along. I've just never had a group of friends like this before and I feel incredibly blessed.

Until this week.

We had a get together at a restaurant because two of them just recently turned 30. Then after wards we went out dancing. Well, thank goodness I couldn't make it til the dancing part, so I missed all the drama. Although at this point, I don't feel like I did.

Today, I get a phone call from my bestie explaining what went down and how on Sunday one of the girls(she is new to the group) was talking about her(my bestie) on Sunday and her kids in front of OTHER kids and adults. And when confronted about it the new one got real snotty. She got snotty because she was caught not because she did it! Oh how I dislike those kind of people. the kind that don't feel sorry but just sorry for themselves because they were busted. So needless to say our little group has a bit of division in it right now. BUT even though this happened with my best friend, I'm trying hard not to pick sides. Because you know....I'm 31. I'm not in high school, but all sides of me want to stick up for her. You know rush out tell the other girl to mind her business. But the small part of me just thinks the new girl in the group is jealous and I know darn well she wants to be the center of attention. She's hard to deal with and hard to work with in all aspects. She expects people to walk the line around her and heck she talks like that to her husband which is rude. And no, I'm not a do every single thing my husband tells me to do and like it. BUT I respect him enough to not talk to him like this other lady does especially in front of people.

So I have this huge feeling that our little group is just never going to be the same. And it is sad. It is one of those times that you know people are going to pick sides. And I don't want to. Well I do but the adult side of me is telling me to stay out of it because I wasn't there both days. I just hate to see one friend so sad and the other thinking she did nothing wrong.

Ugh...sometimes it just stinks to grow up and act like an adult.

I know, I know this is such a boring blog post. But see, you can't even escape grade school behavior when you grow up!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Decluttering Plans!

We moved into our new house in October and I can already see where our "hot spots" are going to be.

The main area is in the basement. The area where we come in from the garage gets coats, tons of shoes, backpacks. and whatever junk they bring home from wherever we are. Plus the one room in the basement is the kids play/game room. It has their tv, wii, dartboards, basketball hoop and nerf guns. So it always looks a mess. Which stinks because that is the first area we walk into.
****My goal in the basement is to have an area to place their backpacks. We do have a coat rack but I need to convince those kids to use it instead of tossing it on the furniture. Plus, I want to toss at least 10 items a week. I know I can easily toss more stuff in the trash but 10 items is the minimum.

The second room is the kitchen.
****The dining room table is a MAJOR hot spot so is one section of the counter alongside the coffee pot and the microwave stand. In this room, I want to make sure that all old school work is thrown away and the hot spots cleaned nightly. I work in the evenings so I come home to a messy kitchen area. But we are working on that ;-)

The living room is generally clean but just to be safe, I want the endtables cleared out of the books weekly, unless they aren't finished being read.

****go through the cupboards and toss empty bottles. My kids have a habit of emptying shampoo bottles and placing them back in the I tell

Kids room.
****Light clean weekly. Deep clean monthly where we toss broken toys or toys missing parts. And go through their clothes to check sizes. I try to do this when we fold laundry but sometimes a few smaller items make it through. Oh and we are going to work on donating so many toys every few months. They get so many toys that they push quite a few to the side.

Remember this isn't my cleaning schedule. These are just my plans to declutter. My cleaning schedule itself needs its own plan but at this point as long as it is getting done, I'm happy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

ugh....Why do we have to share?

This past week I have been so sick. I had a 103 fever for a few days and had the worst sore throat I have ever had and it wasn't even strep! And now I have passed it on to my daughter. Poor thing. I feel like crying for her because I know how bad it hurts. Ugh....why do we have to share again? Good news is that no one shared the impetigo my son had, THANK GOODNESS!!

Friday night we went and played games at a friends house and had a blast. OK so we never got to the game playing but it was a lot of fun anyways. I love having friends with that I can take my kids or the same friends that I can go away without friends and we have fun either way. Our relationship isn't based on just our kids playing together or us hanging out. And the best thing is that our husbands have turned into best friends. I feel blessed that they have come into our lives when they did. My husband and I were the first of our friends to have kids and they all turned their backs on us because our life was different. Sad. But such is life and they aren't in my life for a reason now but it still just hurts when I allow myself to sit back and think about it.

My baby girl had her 7th birthday on Thursday! Oh how I love that munchkin. She was in Zhu Zhu heaven. She has to wait for some of her presents from us until her party which is this Saturday.

And here is the cake. Yes I bought it and in my drugged up fever mode, I attempted to write Happy Birthday on it. Um....yeah should have waited...LOL

*btw, the pics were taken with my env3 so don't mind the bluriness.

Now, I'm in clean up mode from being out of commission all week. My house is a mess. The junk and dishes collected. So I think this week there will be a few posts on decluttering this house of mine! It became quite the mess....real quick!

Until next time......Have a great one!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Snow, ice and impetigo

Last week we got hammered with snow and freezing rain. The snow was wonderful and just beautiful! The kids have been sled riding in the backyard. We had a snow day on Friday and today "C" wanted, well not just wanted, he begged for a 2 hour delay.

The freezing rain caused some massive accidents on the interstate that caused traffic to be rerouted past my house for 18 hours or so. But I would have taken all that traffic longer than that and not complained a bit if the 2 adults and child would have lived. I feel so terrible for complaining about traffic blocking my drive way (couldn't get in or out). At least my family and I were happy and warm while we were stuck in our house. We were all together and those 3 people won't be with their family again. Sometimes I need a kick in the behind to stop feeling sorry for myself. Really I do!

Ugh and lets not forget our visitor last week. My 9 year old son got impetigo from someone. Poor kid. I thought he had a cold sore for a day or so. And then the next day he had a huge rash all over his cheeks! We got him right into the doctor and got him his antibiotic and ointment for his face. So far, the rest of us haven't gotten it. And we've turned into Germ X I so hope it stays away. But seriously I check the mirror every single day...heck multiple times a day. I'm not counting cause I'd be embarrassed at how many times I look to make sure I don't have a rash appearing.

My daughter is going to be 7 on Thursday so we are going to be having a bday party soon. Ideas, please!! HELP!!! I'll have another post on that soon.

Have a GREAT day everyone :-)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Random things about me

1. Do you like bleu cheese? Only Bleu cheese salad dressing and then only one certain brand.

2. Have you ever smoked? No way.

3. Do you own a gun? Not me but my husband does.

4. What color Kool Aid was your favorite? Blue Raspberry. They don't make it anymore :-(

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yup...I go every 3 months for a diabetes check up and I'm just sure he will yell at

6. What do you think of hot dogs? ok. I like peek a boo the best (hot dog wrapped with a crescent roll

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Christmas Vacation! LOVE LOVE it!

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Hot tea or coffee

9. Can you do push ups? No and it drives my husband nuts.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My engagement ring! And the necklace my kids picked out for me. Both pieces had lots of love behind them!

11. Favorite hobby? Reading and facebooking

12. Do you have A. D. D.? Nope.

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Glasses and have since 6th grade.

14. Middle name? Sue

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. I hate that commercial. I hope the boy is having fun at his friends. and I wonder if the girl is frozen stiff out there with her daddy!

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, Water and soda

17. Current worry? Money but isn't that a biggie for lots of people

18. Current hate? Unannounced visitors. Gossip from certain family members that is hurtful. You just know if they are talking about that person that they will talk about you when you leave.

19. Where would you like to go? hmmm...I'd love to take the kids to Disney World.

20. Name three people who will complete this: Not a clue

21. Do you own slippers? yeah if I can find them.

22. What color shirt are you wearing? Hot pink

23. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? We have them but they don't stay on the bed.

24. Can you whistle? No.

25. Where are you now? The couch in the living room

26. Would you be a pirate? No.

27. What songs do you sing in the shower? None. It is normally me telling the kids I will be out and to leave me for a few minutes. That I won't drown and I really don't need them with

28. Favorite Girl's Name? Hmmm...I've always like Colleen. I don't have a clue why

29. Favorite boy's name? Christian

30. What's in your pocket right now? Don't have a pocket in these pants.

31. Who last made you laugh? My husband.

32. What vehicle do you drive? Jeep Commander

33. Worst injury you've ever had? Broken elbow

34. Do you love where you live? Yes

35. How many TVs do you have in your house? 5

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A December Review

I've been such a horrible blogger this past month. I was anxious to spend as much time with my family as possible.

Christmas was fantastic. We all had a blast. BUT my husband and I realized we spend way too much money on gifts and not enough time on the meaning of Christmas. We are definitely going to be changing that.

Here are the kids at their Christmas program. My daughter is the second in on the bottom with the black, white dress and red bow. My son is in the top row with the gray sweater on. They sang Little Drummer Boy, Away in the Manger and Go Tell it on the Mountain. They all did such a fantastic job. This is our jr. youth....ages 6 to 5th grade. The rest of the kids are all family friends. Whoops you gotta click the pic to see Christian....gotta resize when I have second


Here is our Christmas tree with our kids and our two chihuahua's. The black dog is named Angel (she is a longed hair chihuahua) and the white dog is named Harley.

On December 26th my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. We went to Niagara Falls. And had a great time! Yes it was cold but it was beautiful.

And here is one of the light houses on Lake Erie in Erie Pennsylvania. Doesn't it look like a post card! I thought it was just beautiful!

Well this was just a snap shot of our December. A have a new post coming up with what we are thankful for and what we are hoping for the New Year.