Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Sorry that I have not been feeling up to getting on here lately. There has just been so much going on and I've been exhausted and physically drained lately. Hopefully, with the new year approaching, things will get better.

I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful one! Mine was ok. I must say.... I'm glad it's over. I have be come the complaint department. Just letting you know that this year my response is "I don't care". That really gets them.

D.J. and Joseph got the Wii this year.

I bought the extra remote and nunchuck for it so they didn't have to fight over it. I also got D.J. the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 game for it and some other golf game that he was asking for. I got Joseph the Boxing game. Joseph also got a video rocker chair,

and Guitar Hero III for PS2 which would've been great if the guitar was not cracked and ohh yeah... his PS2 didn't decided to conk out Christmas morning! Yeah, welcome to my hell! All he did was complain all morning and all day. Thank goodness for the 80gb Zune he got because if that didn't work I was killing myself just to not hear him anymore. D.J. got a ton of DVD's that he asked for and CD that he really wanted replace that was lost. He also got a ton of clothes! he has outgrown everything since September! Basically, all his t-shirts and sweatshirts. It's rough having a 44 inch chest and almost 17 inch arms. They don't fit into M's any more.

I think the best was Lacey! She had a blast this year. She was so funny opening up her presents and everyone elses for that matter.

She's like having a 2 year old around. Non-stop energy. I think I took more photos of her than the boys. She is a lot cuter.

Besides all the Joseph drama, everything else was pretty good.

Now.... for the inquiring minds that want to know what Ribbons are..... Ribbon's are I guess another name for BowTies according to my friend Linda. I made a batch of "Ribbon's" for Linda's house since she invited us over last Sunday and she kept saying these are the best "Bowties" I've had in years. Now I have to say.. I did take photos of them, but of course dh deleted them from the camera before I could upload them to the computer. So I will have to make another batch either today or tomorrow (because we ate the double batch I made last week) and get the photos up here. I will also post the receipe. Very easy to make and very addicting!

Well, that's it for my update. I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2007


Yes, I'm still here. I've just been so tired and so busy lately that I just don't know whether I'm coming or going, and when I'm not coming or going, I'm sleeping! Things have just been very hectic. I just seem to be running all the time. I also feel very run down lately. I think I need to go for a tan to rejuvenate. Last year I tanned almost every day and I felt pretty good most of the time. So far this season I think I've tanned 2-3 times. Not good.

Lets see, I really don't have much to report. Wrestling is going strong right now. We had a meet on Wednesday (did very well) and then Saturday an all day tournament (did very well). The tournaments are killing me though. Sitting on the floor of a cold, smelly gym for over 12 hours is just insane. I think I'm crazy!, but I just love it and the boys love it that I'm there (I think anyway). I took 255 pictures on Saturday! The boys really look forward to seeing their pictures, especially on the website that I started last year.

Other than that, It has just been very cold and windy here. We did get 2 ice storms, nothing like snow here. Just been busy and hardly on this computer except to upload photos and edit them. Hopefully next week will be a little less hectic.

2 peas challenge today: What is one thing you look forward to during these last few days before Christmas?
I look forward to spending some time with great friends and family. I can't forget the baking of cookies and ribbons in my house. My family has already eaten a full batch of ribbons that I made on Friday night! I think I'm going to have a triple batch this week.

Friday, December 07, 2007

No Time

NO time! Lately that is how I've been feeling. Going from dr's to school and then everything else in between has just run me ragged the last week. I have had no time to get on here at all to update or to even check out all my wonderful friends blogs, sorry guys. I'm hoping for a little down time on Sunday so I can catch up with everyone.

I don't know if I mention that ds Joseph was wonderfully expelled from school last Thursday for 5 days! He had a pack of cigarettes on him but the kids that he was hanging with outside the building had drug paraphenial basically a pipe. All 3 expelled for 5 days.

So since I didn't have to worry about getting him up for school I slept in since dh keeps waking me up when he gets in at 3am! The early am is usually when I have my time to myself and I can get on here, but since I slept in I did not get on here all week.

Quick update, Shannon is doing wonderfully! She seems so happy and Steven (the ex) seems so lonely and sad. He is here everyday! He is getting better though. Danny has been spending quite a bit of time with him which Steven likes.

Other news.... DJ has lost mind. He has been overworking himself and now is getting a cold. He has been going to the gym at least 5 days a week. He goes and does his regular 2 hour workout, comes home for protein shake and some light meal then goes back for 3-4 hours of cardio! I see a re-lapse here, but he tells me no! yeah ok.

I went for my Remicaid infusion last night. I hope it really kicks in! I've been in horrible pain for about 5 days now. The weather hasn't been the best here either so I don't know what to blame. I just don't want my feet and back to hurt so much. Especially my feet!

Lets say the last time I posted I was hoping to get the tree up. Well dh didn't want to put it up that soon. So guess what? No tree yet. I have no idea when that baby is going up in this house with my hectic schedule. Maybe Sunday I will get up and then get the lights on it and the boys do the rest. They love doing it! I love watching DJ. He just gleams while putting on all his ornaments that he has made. It's funny that my kids at their ages still love doing it. My friends tell me their kids don't want anything to do with it.

Ok... this is enough for today. I'm going to see if I can catch up on some of your blogs before I have to leave. Have a Freaky Friday!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


2 peas challenge for today: Do you prefer to attend crops online or in person? Explain why you like one over the other.

I first need to say that I've never done an on-line crop! I'm not sure I would like it, which is probably why I've never done it. I really do enjoy in person crops though. I love to see and watch what others are doing. I love it when the others give ideas and tips while I'm doing something. And when I'm stumped on something someone always has an idea to spark something in me. I enjoy all the noise and hustle and bustle in the room. It is just very interactive. I love being in a group sometimes. Of course there are times I just want to be alone.

Let's see what do I have planned for this weekend. Cleaning, and more cleaning. I really would like to try to get my tree up this weekend. Next week is the real beginning of wrestling season and then I will have no time to do it! I also would love to get my truck emptied out with all the gifts that I have hiding in there. As I bring in the stuff, I wrap it and put it away! Thats the only way to do it! I write everything down that I wrap this way I don't get duplicates (which will not happen this year since I'm pretty much done, just gift cards left really). I only have one more box that needs to be shipped out next week and that is it for me!

I also need to go grocery shopping! The boys said there is no food in the house, lol. There is food, just nothing that they want at that time. The kill me. DJ would be perfectly happy with his Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Polander Grape Jelly. DJ kills me, he goes through 2 big jars of peanut butter a week! Joseph would be ok with chicken nuggets! I've also been told that we need ice cream and Apple Jacks! That is what is on their grocery list! Gotta love it.

Alrighty then, I guess I really should stop procrastinating and get my butt moving and do something productive here today. I hope you all have a great weekend!