Thursday, January 31, 2008

Partial snow day!

Today our office closed at 2 pm due to bad weather!!! I wasn't to excited because I am on-call and still had to go out in the snow if someone needed me! So far so good just a lot of phone calls! We are supposed to get around 8-10 inches of snow by morning but who knows weather people are not always right!! Anyway Owen is feeling better and YEAH slept through the night! I hope he repeats that again! I was high fived by Marie and here is what it meansI've been high-fived by my friend Maria at Mommy of Four It's an archive meme.

Here is the reason why this meme was started:

"I know that when I find a new blog that I want to visit again, I rarely have enough time to go back and read everything from the beginning (although sometimes I do!). I want to get to know that person, but it's hard to commit to reading all of the posts from the last 2 years!This meme is designed to make some of those old posts readily available to those who may be new to your blog, or even those who are regulars, just not from the start."

Here are the rules:

Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. But there is a catch:Link 1 must be about family.Link 2 must be about friends.Link 3 must be about yourself.Link 4 must be about something you love.Link 5 can be anything you choose.

Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better. Readers - don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

So here are my five links




Love Shopping
Crazy Me

That is my 5 things and I high five Amy
and Stephanie

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ear Infection!

Tongight I am very very tired. Last night sweet little Owen was up all night long with horrible ear pain. He would just scream and cry and kick his little feet! I felt horrible no matter what I gave him or tried to do to soothe him it just didn't work. So off to the doctor today with an ear infection that did perforate the ear drum. He is feeling better now I think since alot of yuck is out of his ear! He just went to bed and I hope and pray we get some sleep tonight. Sunday and Monday we were up almost every hour!!! So I hope everyone had a good night because I am going to bed!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have put up a post!! I was off all week and had so much to do and places to be!! I had a great weekend at the scrapbook retreat I will post some pictures tomorrow. We went to so many neat places along the way and it was just good. Thanks for all the advice you gave me regarding Owen and his binky!!! I agree he will get tired of it and just throw them to the side! Only time will tell. Well I am at work and shouldn't really be posting right now!!! I am such a rebel!!! I will have more tomorrow! I had a very long day at work and on call I worked like 15 hours yesterday so tonight my goal is home and to bed early with Owen!!! Bye for now!!!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I really don't have much to say tonight. I had to go into work for a very very long meeting this morning (even though I am on vacation) so it took up pretty much my whole day! Owen has a little cold so he was clingy and crabby! You have to love winter time! I am having a slight problem. I had mentioned this before I think I need to break him from his binky (pacifier). We had successfully taken it away from him during the day and he only got it at night. Somehow he managed to get it back all the time! I LOVE the binky! It makes him happy when he is sad, it makes him content when he is tired, he plays with it when he is happy! I just don't know how to take that comfort away!!! I would love any tips that all you great moms out there with kids and more experience. I think it is a controversial topic. Some people told me to keep it longer some say take it away now! Please anyone help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks! Have a great night!! I hope to get some help! I'm desperate!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I had a very nice weekend! Yesterday I did a bodystep class! Oh boy was it hard. It is a traditional step class with lunges and squats thrown around in there. It was an hour long and after half hour I was hoping it would end or I would just pass out. I did make it the whole time and felt great afterwards. Today I have stuck to my goals for the year! I went and ran 2 miles on the treadmill, then did 25 minutes on the ellipitical machine. Then it was time to clean. I organized all my kitchen cabinets, made my husband and dad study where everything goes, then I scrubbed the counter, washed dishes and mopped the floor! We also did the self clean oven and WOW it really makes the house stink. Chris and I made chili together for dinner it was the perfect cold cloudy day for it!! I almost have all my laundry done. I am afraid it is all a dream and I will wake tomorrow and all the laundry will still be piled around the house and my room! Well I am off to watch a movie!!! See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Out with Friends

Hi! Today was another very good day. I went to a new class at the gym this morning. It's called BodyCombat. It is a mix of martial arts and kickboxing. I had a lot of fun but it was hard to follow at first. Tomorrow I hope to do some step areobics. I spent most of the day with Owen and then it was time to get ready to meet some friends. Me and 2 friends from work met for dinner and a movie! We had a really great time ( we missed you Amy). We saw the movie 27 dresses! I LOVED IT!! I recommend it to everyone in the world well except for husbands who don't like chick flicks! Anyway it is very late for me because I love to go to bed early! See ya all later!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Today was a great start to my vacation! I went shopping in the morning because well that is what I like to do best. I went shopping for scrapbook accessories so it was not stressful at all. I did get frustrated at the first store because their computers were down for credit and debit cards and the cashier was young and kept telling me my card was failed. I asked if there was a computer problem because I had just used my debit card at another store! She just kept telling me nope your card is a failure!!! Then her manager called to tell her the computers were down! Poor girl didn't know what to do she had to check me out with the manual maching and I had to tell her how to do and what to write and that I had to sign it!!! I was very nice to her the whole time though. After that the rest of the shopping day was good. I went and worked out with my husband. It was a good time. I am having a lot of trouble this week staying motivated. I have no energy or desire to workout and all I want to do is eat chips, candy bars, and bad stuff!!! I am trying so hard to get back on track. I just need to get back in my zone I just don't know how! I guess it will come to me in time. Here is a picture of the Valentines day box I made for a countdown to v-day Amy is hosting! Have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been around the last few days! I worked late on Monday due to being on call and just had so many places to be this week. Last night we had a surprise 75th b-day party for my g-ma. She usually doesn't like to be out in public to socialize she is kind of a homebody. But she had a great time. All of her kids ecxcept for one was in town, her sister and brother came to town and just about all her grandkids were there also. She just walked around smiling all night long!! I had a really great time. Today I officially started my vacation. I am leaving next friday for a weekend scrapbook retreat and decided to take some days before to get some organizing done and just relax before the weekend!!! Well I hope to keep up with my blog more and have more interesting topics! Hope you had a great week see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

What a Party!!!

Hello everyone! So last night was the fire dept's christmas party. It always starts out as a family dinner, awards are given out and the DJ starts playing music the grandparents and babysitters start arriving to pick up the children and then of course the drinks start flowing! My personal choice of drinks is wine. Lets just say I had way to much wine and it was a great night!!! I am feeling a bit tired and hung over today. Now I remember why I don't drink very often!!!!! There was a lot drunk fire fighters last night but don't worry all of them had a DD to take them home! Well thats all for tonight I need to go to bed you sleep a lot better when the room is not spinning!!! Hope to see you all tomorrow I'm on call so I don't know how late I will have to work!! Here are a few pictures from last night!!! Let's just say it involved saran wrap!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sorry forgot the super cute pic of the card so tired!!!

I'm in a bad mood!!!!

Well I wasn't going to get on and blog tonight but then I did create something so very cute thanks to the help of my good friend Amy. I had a good day at work. My evening wasn't all that bad until close to Owen's bedtime. I guess I need to explain that a new pet peeve of mine is relatives getting Owen all hyped up right before bedtime. Some nights it is Chris playing with Owen in his last spare moments before leaving for work, which I understand! My dad lives with our family right now and tonight like other nights he comes home right as I am getting Owen ready for bed and the two of them want to play! It is really cute and sweet and I am grateful and appreciative all that my Dad does BUT I like to stick to Owen routine! Here is why: I am the one who has to listen to the poor baby scream and cry when I lay him down because he doesn't want to go to bed, I am the one who has to get up with him early in the morning when he is cranky because he stayed up later playing and screaming!!!!! I guess I just needed to vent!!!! I love my dad so very much and don't know what I would do without him! Anyway after my screaming child finally fell asleep I went to get a card pattern online and that just didn't workout for me at first. I made a crisis call to Amy and it all worked out. I made this very cute (in my opinion) card for Owen's 2nd b-day invitations! It is kind of late and I am kind of tired so please someone tell me if the card is not so cute and they should not be mailed to people I know, love , and will see a lot of !!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I had a really nice day off today. I slept in late, ate breakfast on the couch, and then got ready to go shopping. Lately I have felt the need to SHOP. I am always inclined to do so when we have the least amount of money. I know it makes no sense at all!!! I had a lot of gift cards to use so it made shopping much easier. I went to old navy first and got a cute tank top and sweater to wear on Saturday for the fire dept banquet dinner! I think I will look pretty hot!! Then I went to Kohls really didn't find much there and then off the my favorite place in the world the scrapbook store!! When I got there today I found my friend Amy!!! Yeah! So we had a good time shopping I got some very cute paper to make Owen's b-day party invitations!! Then back home where I started to organize my office/scrapbook room. I got pretty far on my desk. When I started you couldn't see the top and now everything has a place and looks great! I still have half the room to clean! I am still doing well with my organization goal. Just have to take one step at a time. I did a cardio workout tonight. Here is a good tip for all of those trying to lose weight like me! I have the Biggest Loser cardio max and power sculpt videos. I don't know if you watch the show but the trainers on the show made these videos!! It is so awsome. The contestants are doing the workout with you so you don't feel so stupid watching super models do the workout without ever sweating like other videos and it really gets your heart pumping! It is so worth getting. I found my videos at Borders. Well that is all I have for you tonight!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

It was a long week at work but it has finally arrived ........ MY DAY OFF !!!!!!!! I am very tired this evening but at the same time so very happy to be able to have time to myself tomorrow. Owen will be off the the babysitters (we have a 3 day criteria to meet!) so I can choose what to do!! I will most likely go back to sleep after I drop of the Owen. I will feel the need to clean and organize stuff though. I always have good intentions and then decided sleeping or laying around watching TV is more important than house work!! I have a sick husband here at home. He has missed the last two days of work. I hope he feels better soon and that I don't catch what he has. I am so sorry to not have anything really of interest to talk about. I never know what to write and quite frankly I kind live a boring life. A life that I love and wouldn't change but boring!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Goals Update

Well I just wanted to say hello! I wasn't around this weekend due to being on call for work and being very very busy!!! I was at the gym last night doing a class called body pump. It was soooooooooooo fun! I can't hardly walk tonight and it's hard to hold Owen because my muscles are so sore!! It is a class that you have a weight bar and you do different excercises for an entire song using each muscle group you can think of and it was an hour long class!! That brings me to my next thing. I have so far in the 8 days of January kept up with my resolutions. I have being eating much better and excercise almost everyday. I pick up the toys, and the rest of the house on a daily basis. I have been making a small list of things to do before I go to bed at night. It only has 3-5 things on the list and if I accomplish at least 2-3 of them I consider that a success!!! Slowly I am catching up on laundry and getting my housed organized!!! I feel I can succeed this year!!!! I am tired and not feeling very well so off to bed I go!!! Have a great night and see ya tomorrow!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

7 Random things about me

I was tagged to write 7 random things about me. Sorry it took me so long to get to this. I was having computer trouble and working on my resolutions!! So here it goes!
1. Paranoid Personality: I always feel like people are judging me, talking about me or laughing at me!!! I think it started from mean girls in high school. I had a lot of mean things said to me and about me and one of the mean girls was my own mom!!!!! I am trying to work on this but it is hard.

2. My favorite food is Mac-N-Cheese. I could eat macaroni with every meal every day of the year. When I was pregnant I could eat a whole box of kraft mac-n-cheese and still be hungry for more. At every family holliday they make a dish just for me!!!!

3. I love PIGS Ever since 8th grade I have collected pigs. Anything with a pig on it I had to have. I had figurines, towels, blankets, pillows, ornaments, shirts, I have a piglet tattoo, and another hog wild pig tattoo, my license plates has pigs on it, I had picture frames, trust me if they made something with a pig on it I had to have them.

4. I have 3 tattoos and would like to get my 4th. I got me first and second and third tattoo with Chris. Our first one was in Las Vegas where piglet was placed on my shoulder. Then in Ohio I got my initials with tribal on my lower back. Then in Illinois where I live I got the mean little pig (it is cute though) on my ankle that says Hog Wild!!!! I want to get another tattoo with owen's name or something!

5. I am addicted to TV. I love to watch Days of our lives, biggest loser, grey's anatomy, ER, Law and Order, Samantha Who, the list gets bigger and bigger every season. I finally got DVR in September and I can't believe that i ever lived without it!!!

6. I am ve sensitive.ry I have a little bit of low self-esteem which ties into the paranoia. I get my feelings hurt easily and really doesn't take much to make me cry. I cry at weddings ( usually unless I think the couple is not suppose to marry), I cry at TV, and when I get really mad I cry. There was not a day that went by when I was pregnant that I didn't cry over something or just cried because I was crying.

7. I like to watch Nascar. My favorite driver is Jimmie Johnson who by the way was the Nextel cup champ as was he last year also! Yeah!! I would love to meet him because I think he is pretty hot but I have no chance since he has a super model wife!! I enjoy watching the races on Sundays with Chris, my mom and step dad, and I loved going to see a race in person!! Hope to catch more races this year!!!

Well that is all that I have and I need tag some people but the only one I know is Amy

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Well another year has passed and now here is 2008. My goals for the new year are a lot like everyone else's I suppose but they are pretty important to me. So here is my list and I sure hope I can stick to it!!!

1. Lose Weight: I have 20 pounds to lose so far to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. If you don't know I had lost 30 pounds was looking smokn' hot and I got pregnant with my Owen!! So I want to get that body back (except exclude having another baby!) I have lost 5-6 pounds before the new year but now more healthy eating, going to the gym more and no more lazy Leslie!!!! Amy I know your out there and I will be your support and you can also be mine!!! Just call during a sugar crisis!!1

2. Family Time: My husband works nights and I work days so we don't always have a lot of time together. So I want to make an effort to spend the most quality time with him and Owen whenever I can. I don't have a lot of controll over this one but I know we can work it out!!

3. Get Organized: This is the number one goal for me in 2008!!! My house is a mess!!! Toys everywhere, papers on the table cabinets a mess, closets open with care and laundry , laundry, and more laundry!!! I am making a point to slowly start organizing my house and life in general!!! I know I can do this I just have to stick to it!! So in few days, weeks an months please feel free to ask me how it is going!!!

I have already made a great start to the new year. I woke up early with Owen we cleaned up all the christmas decorations and I put them away in a nice organized manner(first for me). I cleaned the kitchen put away and organized the toys, and did several loads of laundry today. We spent time as family playing and laying on the couch before chris went to work. I also went to the gym and had a good workout!!! Here is to the new year and good luck to all of you and your goals!!!