Friday, May 30, 2008

Am I by myself?

I saw the other day a commercial about sunscreen. For those of you who know me, know I am really fair skinned and when I go outside I slather SPF 50 on me. Well I saw that Neutrogena now has SPF 85 - I am so excited! I know I'm a dork to get excited over something that keeps me looking like a ghost. But mainly I really don't want wrinkles! Have a great weeknd - I get another long weekend since I have to take Monday and try and set up the new house.

The truth comes out

Wade told me last night when Renah got into bed with us the night before last, she cuddled up next to him and said, "daddy, I love you" He was of course on cloud nine and said, " Baby I love you too" She then said, " But I like mommy better" He just laughed and took the cuddle for as long as he could get it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

And now deep thoughts with Christina...

I am in a war - a war against fleas. Wade set off 5 flea bombs in the house today. I hope this take care of things. I am going to steam the mattresses and the vaccum them and wash the sheets in hot water. Plus I have to pack tonight. I am taking Monday off to try and get the new place in order. As I have said before I do like to move but I really want to paint this place and we can't until we are all moved in. That bugs me, I do love to paint but I like to do it when there aren't a bunch of things I have to move. But oh well, I will b/c that is the way this move is going to be. I will get to paint soon and I can't wait.
I just love what a fresh coat of paint does to an area. You can change the entire look of a space with a few gallons of paint. In the house we are about to sell, when I first saw it the living room (which has a loft area so the ceilings are about 16-18 ft tall) was painted lime sherbet green and the kitchen attached was lemon yellow. It was so ugly! But because the ceilings were so high and there was so much light that came into the space I knew it could pull off a really bold color. I chose my favorite wall color - red! A beautiful apple red - the whole room felt so much warmer and I didn't need as much on the wall because the paint was the accessories.
I am a little irritated about this whole stimulus check thing. We did recieve our tax return via direct deposit but because we paid for the tax fee out of the return we have to wait for a paper check. We are scheduled to get it in JULY! This is what are need to get the house on the market and it is frusterating! I'm sorry I jump from thought to thought but that is the way my mind works. Actually, it usually has 3-4 things going on at the same time but I can only write about one at a time so I type what is yelling the loudest in my head at that moment. I have had 64 ounces of water today and I haven't really tried. I am just drinking every few minutes and before I know it I'm out of water again.
My girls are going to be flower girls in June. i don't know who is more excited, the girls or me. I got them the cutest dress on sale so that bumped up the cute factor in my eyes. I can't wait! I love having girls and being able to put them in all the frills and pink - they love it too, they are girly girls just like mom. Ainsley has the biggest brown eyes and when she gets upset the well up with tears - melts your heart. Renah still has a baby face and make you want to squeeze her she so cute. She has the pitiful look down too. But last night I was strong, she was upset and wanted to sleep in our bed and I made her stay in hers. When I fell asleep, somehow she knew and went to daddy. She told him she was scared, he asked her why she was scared she saw the opportunity to melt daddy's heart and said, "because I'm not with you". Now Renah is not a daddy's girls, she is all mine. So the rare occasion Renah wants daddy, he soaks it up and guess who was next to me in bed this morning - yep it was Renah!
Since we got our new bed - (commercial break - denver mattresses are the best - we have the "veil" omg I love it!) anyway, now that we have it I sleep so soundly that when the girls come to our bed I have no idea. this is something I 'm sure they love b/c before I would wake up b/c I felt them move or climb on the bed. I think the girls like ours bed better than theirs - it really is super comfortable. So I guess that it for now, if you stayed to read this whole crazy blog of odd thoughts that go through my head. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Is there a doctor in the house?

I got a call from my daughter's daycare today at lunch, they were concerned about some bumps on my youngest daughter and asked that I get her checked out to make sure it wasn't chicken pox. I called my boss to let him know I was going to be a few minutes late getiing back to work. I went to the Heath Clinic on campus (since I'm staff I thought they would help me out) No- they won't touch children. So I went to our pediatrician - no you can't walk in. I tried the health dept. downtown - no the nurse won't look at patients, then I went to a pharmacy with a nurse on call - no, the nurse wouldn't feel comfortable telling me yes or no. Finally, I went to a walk in clinic and they took her. Thankfully not chicken pox. We have a really bad flea problem at our house right now and that is more than likely what it is.
We have used flea powders, sprays, flea bombs, natural remedies, nothing is working! It only bothers Renah and I. We got rid of the cats last week and did the flea bomb but those are some tough fleas! Renah and I got even more bites after that. Does anyone have any suggestions?

On another note, my 4 day weekend was nice. On Friday, the girls and I went to look in a few antique shops, and went to a park, went on a nature walk, had lunch at Chick - fil- a and played there for awhile. It was a fun filled morning. Saturday I did some packing and we went to a little cookout, Sunday I woke up with a bad migraine and serious sinus problems. I felt horrible. we didn't go to church, we just laid around. I did a lot of packing Monday. All in all it was productive and nice spending the time with the girls. I hope you Memorial Day was good as well.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Weekend!

I am so excited I am taking a vacation day tomorrow and the university decided to let staff off on Monday so I get a 4 day weekend! The girls are excited too - they have been talking about for days. I do have to pack up my house this weekend but most of tomorrow is just me and my girls. we are going to look around some stores and go on a picnic and play at the park. I can't wait. I miss being a stay at home mom so much and to get a couple of days with my girls is such a blessing. So I hope you all have a great day and a great Memorial Day weekend - remember those who have sacrificed their life for our country!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Ok, my pity party is over. Time to move on. We are selling our house in Texas. I love that house. I bought it while Wade was in Iraq the last time. I painted every wall and put my heart into it. I wanted to settle down there and have never had that feeling before, but it wasn't in the plan. I wanted so badly to hold onto it and looking back I should have seen the signs that said "Sell!" Now though I am so ready to get rid of the house - it seems like such a burden! Now we are just waiting on our stimulus check to arrive so we can fix a few things on the house and get it on the market. I pray it sells quickly b/c it affects the other thing we are thinking about that I can't discuss just yet but I really really want this to happen!

Jingles get stuck in my head so easily, I have had that stupid Subway $5 song stuck in my head all morning. but worse, when I was about 6 there was a Best Western commercial with dancers that sang the Best Western phone number,"Call 1-800-528-1234 - Best Western"and they would keep singing and dancing and over 20 years later I still remember it. I will be cleaning and start singing it or Dora the Explorer. Now though my girls are in love with Hannah Montana and I will just start singing "Best of Both Worlds" even when the girls aren't around! Embarassing at stores!

I am excited about moving next weekend. I know I must be the only person in the world who gets excited about packing and unpacking, but I love new spaces! I counted it up the other day and I have lived in 23 different places in my life in 29 years, so moving is what I do best. I love getting into a new place and cleaning it top to bottom, painting and making this new space a warm, inviting place for my family and friends. That being said, I don't like moving other people. I will help b/c I know it is hard work and people need help. But I alway feel like I'm not doing it right on others things. I know eveyone has specific things they want done and to me packing is personal. I don't even let my husband pack that much! We have a system, he gets all the electronics set up and moves heavy things and I unpack everything else. It works for us. It gets done in a reasonable amount of time and I know where things are!
I guess that's about all for now, I may write more later because not a lot is going on at work today and I need something to do!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Welcome to my pity party

Today I get to whine. I am really stressed. Hubby and I are trying to make a few big decisions (why does that word have to be so hard to spell?)I am stressed and did not sleep well and have been on the verge of tears all day. We are pretty sure which direction God is leading us but one of these decisions requires a leap of faith. I just want to know there is something to leap on before I go. I know that takes away the faith part but it is scary and I don't like it! The other decision is one that we should have made a while back. I feel like an idiot that I wanted to hold on to it. I wasn't ready to let it go even though looking back there were signs that I ignored. Ah but hindsight is 20/20. And, I had Mcdonalds for lunch and am nauseous! So today is official "I feel sorry for myself day!" What do you want to whine about today?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


It is about 15min. before it's time to go home - woo hoo! There hasn't been a lot going on at work right now except for the phone calls and there have been a ton of those. But I am a good multitasker so reading something online while I talk on the phone is something I do quite often. I would like to thank those bloggers who do write often - it really gives me something to do! I get a little concerned about someone when I check on a blog several days and there is nothing new - help me people - I need something new! We are almost halfway through this year. Wasn't I begging my husband to help me take down our tree just last month? Holy Cow! Oops I just saw where I still have some mail to sort before I go home so I guess I will stop this random blog for now. Have a great day! - 2 minutes later that took no time at all! I guess the randomness (is that a word) will continue. Would you like a laugh today? Go to June's blog ok I did not do that link thing right - any suggestions on how to do it? Anyway - she is so funny. it took me about 2 days to go through her last year and this year -I laughed until I almost peed! Well, for those of you who know me , you know it doesn't take much for me to pee when I'm laughing. TMI? Reguardless, it was funny! Is irreguardless a word? Doesn't that mean not reguardless and so therefore is the opposite of what one is trying to say? I don't know but I don't like when when someone says it. Ooh 5 minutes to 5! Ok I am going to close out of everything and sit here for the other 4 minutes waiting to race out the door!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Have you ever noticed on commercials they are trying to see their "better" product they show a person doing an everyday thing and make it so hard. I just saw one they put a glass thing in a plant to water it b/c it is so time consuming to water your plants! It showed the woman who bought those now sitting on the couch enjoying a magazine . Now that she has this product that waters her plants she has free time again! I don't know about you but watering my plants is what keeps me from being able to sit around during the day. After I wrote the previous title I realized I was spelling bra, hence now it being B.R.A. - now it looks like a female robot here to rid the world of too tight bras(am I the only one who thinks that?)

B.R.A - Blog Readers Anonymous

Hello, my name is Christina and I am addicted to reading others peoples blog. Am I alone?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mommy's Day

Well, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day, mine was good. My girls gave me some homemade things. I received a bouquet of "flowers" from the girls. Their hands were traced several times and then rolled up and tied together to make a bouquet. Ainsley also made me a necklace, and Renah gave me some real flowers. The best of all came this morning. Yesterday at church, they gave out books where people wrote a few paragraphs about their mothers and they also asked the children different questions. I didn't get a chance to read it so I brought it into work with me. One of the questions was "What is your favorite thing to do with your mom?" My 4 year old was quoted saying. "Taking a nap with her." It melted my heart and of course I was trying to compose myself at my desk. It was absolutely beautiful. I think back at the birthday parties I have planned for her, and the presents I have given her and her favorite are the little things - just being with me. That is how we need to feel with our Heavenly Father - just being happy being with Him, reguardless of what He gives us, just enjoy his presence.

I did try and spend some fun time with the girls this weekend. Wade was finishing his diving certification so he was gone all day Saturday and Sunday. The girls and I went for a picnic and to play in the park for awhile on Saturday. I decided after we left to try and find them some flip flops. Their sitter bought them some before she left for Cambodia, but the girls have worn them everyday so they are looking a little shabby. Renah kept asking if she could get the cow as well. I didn't know what she was talking about until Ainsley told me she had found a cow when they bought the other flip flops and really wanted it. I told them I didn't know where they went last time to get the shoes so we probably would find the cow. Needless to say she was dissapointed. I decided to go to the Dollar General and when I pulled in the parking lot, Ainsley said "this looks like where we came with Miss Rachel (their sitter)" They had a display of stuffed animals outside and as we drove by Renah saw a cow and got so excited! "My Cow, My Cow!!!" I took them to the display and they were on sale (the Dollar General has sales? - they can get cheaper?) She found the cow she wanted and it mooed - she hasn't let go of it all weekend, every few minutes I would hear " moo, moo" coming from her arms! Ainsley had seen a monkey last time that she wanted but found a pony she wanted even more. We also found the really cute flip flops!

Sunday after they took me out for lunch (they offered to "take" me to McDonalds but I told them I would pay if we went to O'Charleys!) we did end up going to McDonlads so they could play for awhile but at least I didn't have to eat there! I am amazed daily by them - they are growing so fast and come up with some of the craziest things! I want time to speed up on Wade getting his diploma so we can have more children and I can go back home but at the same time I want the girls to stop growing so fast so I can enjoy them being this age. Does that make sense at all? Moms, you will understand! I am enjoying this blogging thing - It is a good place to get out what I want to say whether anyone reads it or not! Have a great day!