Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Years Resolutions

Okay so for a refresher here's last years resolutions(or this  years since it's not 2009 yet).
1. Stick with this years resolutions.
2. Lose weight, the number on the scale is getting too scary for me.
3. Get organized, I'm tired of never being able to find anything.
4. Start having mother/daughter girls really need to stick together as we are outnumbered in this house and I'm hoping a little more individual time will help her moods more (I think some of her mood swings/tantrums are just for attention and not because she's truly mad or frustrated at anyone).
5. Find a babysitter for at least one evening a month so I can date my husband. Or at least another couple in the same boat who would like to trade babysitting duties so we each can go out once a month with out having to pay outrageous fees for a babysitter.
Well...number one was blown out of the water rather quickly.  Number two I did, somewhat.  I lost some weight, maybe not as much as I would of liked but I did manage to lose and keep off about 12lbs.  Number four, I still need to work on that one.  It's getting hard to do it 'cause dd is always at her friends houses anymore.  Number five...well we went out once this past christmas parties count as dates right. Oh I forgot about three, well obviously it seems, organization is still not my strong point.
For 2009 I'm keeping it real short and sweet. My goals this year are:
1.  Continue to try to get in shape
Losing weight is not going to be my goal, fitness and a healthier body is.  Losing weight should be a nice by product of getting in shape and being healthier but it will not be my priority.
2.  Keep my kitchen clean and as clutter free as possible.
  Not my whole house, just one room.  I'm hoping if I can do one room and keep it looking great my family will catch on with the rest of the house.  If not, well at least I'll have a clean kitchen where I can find stuff I need to fix healthy, great-tasting meals.

See I'm trying to keep my goals small and simple enough that with the kids, the dogs, work and school I should still be able to obtain them.  I'll many other goals throughout the year.  I just can't let the New Year begin with out a clear start to where I would like to finish and my other goals would take to much time and thought right now.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Stupid, Greedy, People

Last week I posted my boxer Lucy on Craigslist.  After weeding through all the emails I chose someone who I thought would give her a good home.  When I drove over an hour to meet her and give her Lucy she was talking about how they had everything set up and her daughter had picked out clothes for Lucy and how excited they were that Lucy was coming to live with them.  Well today on I saw and ad for a 1 year old white boxer, I click on it and there's Lucy's face staring back at me chained up outside.  She has unique marking so I know it was her and for 100.00 adoption fee!!! Ugh I just hate greedy people and I hate that I fell for someone else's scam.  I bet she just scours craigslist looking for free puppies, kitties and dogs and then sells them on another ad sight after she gets them and win's over their previous owners.  I doubt she will answer the email I sent her and I hope karma bites her in the ass for her treatment of people and their pets.  I didn't give Lucy away lightly and I miss her greatly.  So goddess watch over Lucy and see that she goes to people who will love her and treat her as the diva she is.

Friday, December 19, 2008

What's Happening?

Not a lot here actually.  Well there's always something going on, but not too much to blog about I guess.  Last weekend we went to hubby's christmas party.  His boss had it at one of the casino's.  Free booze, free food, loud music and a bunch of goofy ironworkers.  My hubby won my xmas present.  I know what it is but I won't put it on here so it's a surprise for ya'll.   I haven't taken it and played with it or looked closely at it even so I can have something to unwrap xmas morning.  I usually know what my gift is every year anyway.  Hubby isn't too good at shopping for me, he'd rather just give me some money and have me get it myself.  
Anyway just not too much to blog about just yet.  I start classes in just under a month, kids get out for xmas break in about an hour.  They go back Jan. 5th, so two weeks with the kiddies home, yeah.  

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Guild Wars

Anyone play this....I'm in the middle of downloading a trial version.  The graphics seem pretty I'm hoping it's not too hard to play.  I'm thinking I may not like it 'cause even though I do like a lot of rpg type games I don't like playing games like WOW where I have to deal with people...especially rude/mean people.  Because, mean people scare me.  I want a game that's fun and I can do it pretty much all by myself unless I choose to get into a group with someone.  Everyone I know and their uncle plays WOW.  I don't think I know anyone who plays Guild Wars.  I think that's why I'm leaning towards it.  Anyway, I'm waiting for it to finish downloading.  I downloaded it (or part of it I guess) made my character and now it's downloading more. I'm glad I'm on broadband or I would of gave it up about 5 minutes ago.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Xmas Cards

I bought xmas/greeting cards....maybe this year I'll actually get them out in the mail.  Years past I get as far as the addressing, signing and stuffing/sealing them and then I stack them on my desk and by July they are just tossed in the trash.  I'm horrible I know.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sometimes I Wonder...

...why I even bother to decorate my house.  On Thanksgiving I had cleaned off my table, put down a pretty runner, had a pretty bowl full of pecans and the pretty goblets my friend had bought me.  It looked so nice.  Then I leave the room only to come back and find someone had spilled root beer all over everything and left it there.  It's not the spilling of the soda that upset me, accidents happen, but to spill it and leave the mess there staining my new table runner.  
Now yesterday, I dug out the tree and christmas decorations.  Went to the stores to get some more pretties for the tree.  Put the tree and lights up, turning my fingers beet red putting up outside lights in 30 degree temperatures (it may of been forty but it seemed to get colder and colder each time I stepped outside).  Had everything looking so festive and pretty by the time the kiddies got home from school.  I was so proud of myself and in a great mood.  Kiddies come home and start messing around the tree.  I tell them just to leave it alone and just look at it.  They are not home more then 45 minutes when I hear a crash as I look in dread to the living room.   The tree is now laying on it's side and everyone is saying "I didn't do it".  I try to stand it back up only to have it fall to the other side.  Tears coming to my eyes with every sound of breaking glass balls.  I got pissed to say the least.  I couldn't even stand to look at my children, if they would of just stood back and admired the tree it would of been fine.  No, they had to touch it, put paper and other odd items on it, arrange the ornaments so the tree was no longer balanced.   I didn't go back into the living room until Hubby got home, I just couldn't face the destruction.  
Now my tree is back up, not quite as pretty as it was.  The garland is still in disarray, the ornaments aren't as space out as they were, the tree is a little squashed looking(being that it's fake and it's fell twice in one day).  I'm going to try and smile and get over it, but it sucks that it seems every time, every single time I try to make my house look nice...someone comes around and end of story.