Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rant & Rave Wednesday

Thanks to Little Ms Blogger I've decided to do a Rant & Rave of my own. I was bored and wanted something to do while the kiddos were napping...

RANT: I hate that I've stopped losing weight. I totally should be doing my Billy Blanks right now but I'm too darn lazy. I really need to shed 50 more pounds.

RAVE: We are leaving for Montana in exactly one week! I am packing and making my lists already! I can not wait to go!

RANT: I'm so done with childish drama. Why is it that fully grown adults feel the needs to act more immature than actual children under the age of 12? I'm so tired of hearing about the she said and then she did this to her and then this happened, garbage. Ugh!

RANT: I'm so tired of parents who can't behave as such. Why do people have children if they can't be a parent? My daughter may not be perfect but at least I'm trying my best and not just letting her run around like a heathen. Discipline is a must when you are raising children. And so is the word no. Oh and a 3 year old wearing a diaper until it sags to her knees? Either potty train or get off your duff and change the diaper before it hits this point. Otherwise I may feel the need to strap you in a diaper that is duct taped to your hiney for a whole day to show you how it feels.

RAVE: My daughter is 3 as of tomorrow. She may grind my nerves some days but she is my precious baby girl forever and always. I spent 9 months being told the pregnancy was not viable and that I'd lose her at any moment but my baby girl held on and blessed us with her presence. And everyday on her birthday I thank God extra hard for allowing us such a gift. I miss the baby days but I love seeing her grow up and how awesome of a little person she is becoming more and more.

RANT: I despise the railroad for holding out on the last 7 guys that need to be hired back on. This layoff sucks and in exactly 2 more months, we will lose our health insurance if he doesn't get hired back on before this.

RANT: Why does it take a hospital 2 months to report that my son was born? I had to drive to our state capitol to get Ignacio's birth certificate and was told that as soon as the hospital calls in and reports that our son was born, they'd send us the certificate. never mind that I need it to get him on our insurance and needed it like 2 months ago when he was actually born...Still need his social security number and card too! Can't very well get that without the birth certificate. Does this mean my son doesn't exist?

RANT: Why does my rant list outnumber my raves?

RANT: Bad things happening to good people. Husband has excellent theory about it but I still can't help but grumble when good people suffer and the bad ones reap the rewards.

RAVE: I have an albino frog staring at me. A certain bloggy friend who is crazy about frogs made me think of her when buying fish for daughter. Luckily, daughter had same idea so we brought home Diego. He's albino. And crazy. And kinda cool. Except when you can see through his body and see his innards...

RAVE: Decided on my son's Hebrew name finally. Yitzhak Shmuel bar Rivkah. Which translated means Issac Samuel son of Rebecca. Abel sin't Jewish therfore he doesn't get a part in Ignacio's name. Now we just have to plan a trip to California for the actual ceremony. Hannah was named when she was 5 months old and her name is Hewbrew is Hannah Elisheva bat Rivka. Her name was easyily translated, Ignacio's? Not so much.

Monday, September 28, 2009


It has been forever! Maybe even years...Okay okay yes I'm ex...egg...stretching the truth...Kind of...
My computer has been a sore spot with me for awhile. This computer was given to us completely brand new. So I can't really complain. But I can. You see, the man who gave it to us? Was homosexual and very into porn and didn't do a good job of putting on a virus protector. So welcome viruses. I, am not that knowledgeable when it comes to computers so I stave off anything technical. There's my excuse.
A week ago my computer resorted to turning on, which took long enough for me to use the bathroom, find something to eat and fix it and then maybe be ready after that. Then I'd log into facebook and tada! It would freeze up. So my cheap butt finally walked my computer into the shop and told them what to do and walked out in a huff. I'm too cheap to have it fixed you see. Had I not been, this computer would have never gotten so bad and it would been done a few months ago. Most of my friends didn't believe me when I'd pop off facebook suddenly or tell them that my chat wasn't working. Seriously though? It wasn't. I'd never get to farm and hence why I gave it up and my chat sucks. Pardon me. SuckED. Past tense.
So now, today I got to pick it up. It almost was like greeting a long lost relative. Except more exciting. Haha. It had 3 Trojan viruses on it along with so many more little viruses that I was operating on half a gigabyte or megabyte o whatever it is that they call it. I was lucky my computer even turned on is what I was told. Yay. So they wiped out the whole thing and re-put everything back on along with an extra fligagigamegaramabyte and a half of memory so it will run faster and they even put on a few virus defender thingies so I won't get anymore viruses. HAH! Watch me...LoL.
In the meantime, I had Abel's wonderful aunt come from Seattle to visit for a week. She cleaned my house, cooked for me and dealt with Hannah the whole time. Talk about amazing rest and relaxation. In that time, my husband ventured off and we got a vasectomy. Yes, we. I get to suffer his healing time, care for him and am dealing with the emotions of never having children again. Oh and now I have a love...No, excuse me, loathing for our insurance company as well. I'm so confused as to why a insurance company would be willing to pay the couple thousand dollars to have my tubes tied and not pay for my husband's $800 vasectomy? I was talking to them the day it was done and they told me they wouldn't cover it unless it was a matter of life or death. Dirty *(%^&$%8...So whatever I told hubby and Dr to just do it and we'll pay for it on our own and hubby can count this as a early birthday present. LoL. My emotions are doing fine actually. It's just unreal yet. I know I'll hate it in another two years when baby fever hits but then we'll adopt. I'm thinking of fostering for older kids and adopting later on in a few years. I always feel bad hearing about older kids who hit 16 and no one wants them because everyone wants babies and toddlers so maybe I'll be that one rare person to give them a home when no one else will. Call me Angelina won't you?
I've been enjoying my time without my favorite addiction reading. What amazing reads I've stumbled upon. I'm into Chic Lit mind you. And searching for amazing authors. If you are too, check out Jennifer Weiner. Never mind how I pronounce her last name...She's amazing though. Her book that I just finished, Good In Bed is all about me. Without the ex-who-dumped-me-right-before-I-found-out-I-was-knocked-up theme. Well actually there are many parts in there that aren't me but the main character is just like me it's scary. I may write this author and ask to star in the movie...By the way, she wrote the book that inspired the movie In Her Shoes. I'm reading that one right now too. LoL. I'm addicted.
Gifts given to me always make me feel guilty. Just so you all know. But. Me sending gifts make me feel on top of the world and quite amazing. I've had a certain little pink gift here waiting to get sent off to a special friend of mine and every time I looked at it I'd get giddy and giggle and smile. I had to wait for my computer so I could get the address and send it off. I'm so retarded I leave all my addresses on my computer and don't put them anywhere else. I'm now in the process of collecting them and transferring them to other sources, LoL. I hit the jackpot though. I bought a movie, Twilight to be exact (melting...melting...melting) and got two copies for the price of one! Talk about exciting. My luck is always backwards where I usually pay for one and get none so this was quite unexpected. So I had to pass it on to someone who would enjoy it just as much as I would and who needed a few goodies as well. Shopping for others gives me a high unlike any drug I swear...
Biggest Loser and Survivor are on again! Yes, I'm a reality TV bum. I'm trying to backtrack and watch Grey's Anatomy so I can be caught up on this season but my reality shows come first. the best part? I have my dad addicted as well! Score! Can you imagine a 70 year old man watching Biggest Loser or Survivor? LoL. It's hilarious. You walk by my house and can hear both of us screaming at the people on the TV. No we haven't realized that they can't hear us yet. Darn them for not listening...
My Hannah~Bug will be 3 in only 3 more days. It makes me sad because she has grown up so much in the last two months. We're doing her party on Saturday and I'm pretty excited for it. A little Princess party. I didn't get her much because she has been spoiled rotten these few months. So she is getting a Princess papoose chair for her room. I also bought her adorable birthday outfit complete with shoes that she'll wear to the party. Pictures will come I promise. My little girl...
Ignacio is doing great. He's finally smiling tons now. He's such a serious baby. Quiet but serious. Today I finally got him to break down and smile big and quite a few times. He's so handsome. I'm in love. Over and over again.
We got the greatest news in such a long time too. I will again disappear in a week and a half for about a week or so. We are heading back to Montana for a visit. I'm excited to see my friends again. It's actually half and half. A few friends have had nothing to do with me and I know we'll get over there and hear nothing but how much they've missed us. But then we'll come home again and it'll go back to how it was before. So I kinda don't even want to bother seeing them you know? I'm trying to gain access to the car while hubby goes and does a weekend job with my cousin too. I have a special friend in Montana who I want to desperately meet up with. So if she's reading this (you know who you are!) I'm trying hard I promise!!!
And this for now is it. I'm off to deal with fuss butt in his swing. Why oh why does he not like this dang swing!?!? And to check my e-mail. I will catch up on blogs a little bit later. Soo much has gone on since I've been gone, it's almost overwhelming!
Lots of love and hugs to everyone!! I've missed you!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One Month Down...

Today marks Ignacio as being 1 month old already. It didn't seem as if time had been moving fast but now that I look at it, it has definitely flown by. Which makes me sad because he will be a year old in no time. Not that I don't want to see the wonderful little guy my son will be turning into, I just really enjoy the baby days and know that it will be the first year that I will miss the most.
Everything is going great here. Hannah has been going to daycare for a week now. She only goes twice a week for about 5 hours each time but she loves it and I have to admit. It really is nice to have a small break. She's one of those kids who is quite busy and never slows down and these days, I just don't have the energy to keep up with her. So her being at daycare with other kids definitely helps. She's going through an adjustment phase there which is normal but I hope she passes through it fast. I don't like hearing that my kid is the one who has been hitting other kids. I can't help it that she hasn't had much interaction with other kids her own age. I'm glad I did this as next year she'll be in Head Start and we don't want her getting in trouble there.
I didn't buy a stroller because I never used one with Hannah and having Ignacio so close to winter, I didn't think I'd get that much use out of it. Boy was I wrong. A good friend of mine lent me her new stroller as she has two of them and now I get to go for walks. Last night was the first one and it was great. It was both Abel and I and then the kids. We both enjoyed it and Hannah was ecstatic to be out in the fresh air running around. We stopped for ice cream even! I love me some root beer floats! It was really nice though because Abel was along with us which will be rare once he goes back to work on the railroad. And I felt like my normal mommy self just with more happiness. It feels weird. now that i have two kids I finally feel like a mommy. When it was just Hannah and I, I didn't really ever feel like an actual mom. I know it sounds stupid huh? I'm messed up, I admit it, LoL.
Hannah's birthday is coming around the corner. My baby girl is turning 3 on the 1st of October. I love it because it brings the terrible twos closer to being at an end but then again I hate it because she's getting older on me, LoL. I have issues with kids getting older can you tell? Well anyways, she's very excited because she picked out her own invitations and decorations for the party (Disney Princess of course) and we know that finally this year will bring about actual excitement for her. She understands what is going on for once. We haven't really decided on what to get her. We got her a really cute princess papoose chair so far and then we are looking for a big gift. We always do a small gift and a big gift. I'm thinking a dollhouse. She's turning girly slowly but surely, LoL.
So I'm really excited for next week to come. Abel's aunt from Seattle is driving over to spend a week with us. I'm really lonely for family right now so this is a really big ray of sunlight to me. My mom's reason for not coming up when I had the baby was because she couldn't take any vacation time off and didn't have any money to go anywhere. So yesterday? She and Teri took off to go drive up to San Fransisco to spend a week up there with Teri's kid and grandbaby. It's really funny because I'm the only one out of their 4 shared children that have not had a visit whatsoever. I'm so butt-hurt and pouty it's unbelievable. I'm envious of anyone who has a great bond with their mother. You know that fabulous "we're more than mother and daughter-we're best friends" kind of relationship? Yeah I wish I had one of those. But alas, I do have a small blessing. Abel's parents want to come move up to be nearer to us. They are talking next year of retiring and coming up. My mother-in-law is amazing and loves me to pieces so I'm thankful that while my mother isn't what I need, I at least have a mother in law who tries :)
Well folks, I think this is a good catch up for me. I need to get going and clean my house, bathe the baby, eat something, and get stuff ready for tomorrow. We're leaving at like 5 in the morning to drive 2 hours away to Bismarck to do a whole day of "Pow-Wowing" which is actually a day of garage and rummage sales. I love me some garage sales, LoL. So I hope everyone out there is having a fabulous day and that your weekend goes amazing! I will blog again :)


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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A mermaid or a whale?

Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:


A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia and the coral reefs of Polynesia.

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human?

They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them. Therefore they do not have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I'd rather be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my grandkids, a good dinner with my husband and a coffee/lunch with my friends.

With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good gosh, look how smart I am.