Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Silly Stinky sayings

Sometimes my youngest son (Isaiah) says things that blow me away and I think he must be a miniature adult and other times he just says things that make me laugh.
The following is one that made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes (not good when you are driving).
Coming home one day I mentioned it looked like it was going to rain to which he said.
"Mom, do you remember that one time you were driving and splashed that kid?"
Yes and I felt so bad.
"It was so funny".
Not for the kid it wasn't. How would you like it if that happened to you?
"It would be funny. I would come home and say mommy I got peed on by angels".
Then he said this a week ago.
After mentioning that we had to get home because I had to go to the bathroom (yes it does seem I'm in the car a lot)
Women can't pee because they don't have pee pees. Adam took duct tape and ripped Eve's off.

Then other times he will say something that will just grab my heart and I know for everything I have gone through in life my life is worth living.
Like just a minute ago when he yelled at me Stop thieve. What did I steal? You stole my heart.

I love that boy so much. I have truly been blessed by God when he granted me these boys to mother.

I'm getting a purple toaster....apparently

Conversation between my boys (oldest is coloring his Garfield book and he colored the toaster purple)
Oldest son: Mom look, I colored the toaster purple.
Me: Yes I see that, I like purple toasters.
Youngest son: You do?
Me:Yes I do.
Youngest: Tom (whispers) I know what we can get mom for Mother's day, her birthday or Christmas.
Oldest: Mother's day already passed.
Youngest: So what, I know let's just get some purple spray paint she already has the white toaster.
Me: (giving him a are you serious look)
Youngest: What you said you like purple toasters.

Do I tell him now or later that women do not like getting household appliances for holidays. Nah he wouldn't care he is all boy. :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Body by Bob

Aound my birthday last year I started working out to Bob Harper's Inside Out Method and I loved the results. The only bad thing about it is that they belonged to the library and I could only keep them for a week and if I tried to renew them someone else would have requested them too so I could not do them but maybe every other week.
I told David (my husband) that for Christmas I wanted the dvds and seeing how they were only $20 at that time I thought "great I am going to be looking hot by June". Not so apparently since he bought me the Biggest Loser game for kinect.
Don't get me wrong it's still Bob and I like working out to Bob a lot but there is just something about being able to work out to real people and seeing other real people doing the same things you are attempting to do.
Suffice it to say they no longer have the dvds at our local library so now if I want them I have to order them and then wait on them then do them for a week and take them back. Too much work.
So I of course still want to get them but for some reason I kept telling myself I couldn't afford them or didn't need them. Both lies apparently.
Well today I decided to just take the bull by the horns (or in this case the Bob) and order them from his website They still had them for $20 and lo and behold they take paypal.
So for only $24.99 I am getting my workout dvds and with any luck and determination I will be well on my way. The best thing about them though is that thanks to doing some surveys the money I had in paypal is from that and not my bank account so actually I paid no "actual" money for them.
So here we go in 7-14 business days I should be able to start my road to fabulous.
If anyone has ever ordered from his site before using paypal do they arrive on time?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fly it by me again

If you haven't figured it out by now I LOVE to take pictures and I love to post them online for people to view. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking them. I don't know why I took a picture of a fly on the leaf of our rose bush except I just thought it was cool and thought it was even cooler that I was able to capture it before it flew away.

Thieving squirrel

Guess he was a little hungry and prefers junk food over healthy.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A bad american

Am I a bad american because I am not patriotic?
Ok so I am loyal to America and I am very grateful to the military men and women who died for this country and the ones currently fighting.
I did after all marry a marine (and like he says even though he is no longer in once a marine always a marine). It just seems to me that after September 11th their are lots of "patriotic" people or at least their was.
Now it just seems those same people are patriotic if they get the day off.
To me patriotism should be about being loyal no matter what. Whether we are in a war or not, whether it's memorial day or not, whether you get the day off or not.
So maybe I am patriotic.
I just don't do it outwardly only one or two days a year but everyday. When I rise out of bed and thank God he woke me up, everyday when I kneel at my bed and pray for my boys, everyday when I walk out of my house in shorts I am grateful.Grateful to God for making me an American  and grateful to the military for fighting for my American freedoms.

Friday, May 25, 2012

She hates me but why?

They say you learn something new everyday and today I learned that a certain person for whatever reason hates me. Not only does she hate me but she hates me with a passion. Who is this person you ask? Well I'll tell you, this person (who shall remain nameless) is my youngest son's teacher.
All year (ever since halloween really when he told her he would not participate in the halloween poetry reading because we don't celebrate halloween) she has caused nothing but trouble. It's almost like she hates the fact that I am an involved parent. If I see that my son is not doing well in a subject that he was previously doing well in I would ask her about it (never once did I blame her teaching methods), if my son came home and had a point for something that made no sense to me I would email her about it and ask, if my son came home talking or crying about some kid bullying him I would ask her about it (and this happened ALOT), if she needed volunteers for something I would volunteer as much as I could (or his dad would). Apparently she is not one to like parent involvement (also known as parent interference by her I'm sure).
Back in March my son was being bullied on the playground by the same people again and he got frustrated with it and said something to them. Something he shouldn't have said but he did and the teacher instead of calling me or the principal calling me gave him a point and I had to call a meeting to get it taken care of. At this meeting I asked about the paper where the teacher fills out to keep kids away from him next year and she acted like she couldn't stand that I would know about this top secret teacher paper. Well excuse me can I help it if I have a lot of friends that are ex teachers?
Anyway back to the subject at hand. I have known she doesn't like me but it has never bothered me until today and it doesn't exactly bother me now so much as make me think of the pettiness of this person.
Yesterday my son had a field day and although we were the only parents out of his class to show up to watch and support the kids she absolutely refused to talk to us and anytime we were near she would walk as far away as possible without actually going inside the building. And for the record I took lots of pics. Lots of times I go to the school I take pics.
Today my son was presenting his skunk project to other classes that he's been working on for awhile now and he wanted me to come at 12:45 and stay until 2:10 to make sure he got to take the board home (he was suppose to work on it with another kid but this kid did nothing and everything on the board was stuff I had printed for it) So anyway I get there today and I'm not even there 5 minutes when another teacher (son's ss teacher) comes to me and "asks" that I don't take pics of anything but the kids' boards because some parents didn't sign waivers to  have their kids pics taken (I was not taking them for public viewing) so I told her no problem I was only there to take pics of my son anyway and I don't like people having pics of my kids (which is true) but I know that the message was really coming from not this person but the main source of the problems.
So that's my day/year in a nutshell. I can't take much more of this and I will be so grateful when it is all over. So doing a happy dance over here that there is no school Monday and then they only have to go until May 31st.
5th grade has to be so much better.
I'm not trying to bash anyone (I know it sounds like I am) but I had to get it out somewhere. Not one person I've talked to about this woman (who had her when they were kids or their kids had her) can't stand her either. It's like she's nice to you if you kiss butt. I don't kiss butt for anyone I was just trying to be a good parent who gets involved in my son's education. Would she have rather me been a parent who doesn't care and lets their kid run all over her?
And for the record this same teacher who told me not to take pics of kids was there yesterday at field day and not one time approached me about not taking pics. Why would she do it today but not yesterday?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Trying too hard

Am I trying to hard? Too hard to blog? Too hard to find material to post about? Too hard to impress others and not myself ? According to my husband I am so now what?
Should I post pictures I have taken (that I love) or should I write things that I think (along with the articles that I read to form my opinion), should I post funny things my kid(s) say on any given day? Or should I just scrap it all and say what the heck I'm going to post any thing I think of and if they like it then great and if they don't it is not a direct reflection upon me?
Anyone else out there who blogs know what I'm talking about?
This blogging thing is not easy.
Growing up I have always wanted to write a book and as I got older I wrote some poems and wanted to publish them but have yet to do that. That little you're not good enough monster keeps popping into my head at the most imoportune times. Yeah I'm pretty sure I spelled that totally wrong.
So for all you out there in blogger land tell me what you blog about or what kind of things you like to read about. Maybe we can help eachother through this blogging land.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Glass tire

I don't know about you but I am sick of people thinking it's ok to leave things out to destroy other people's property knowing full well that is going to happen. Long story short today my husband was cleaning our car in the driveway and when he was done decided to move it to the street (we share a driveway). Well our new neighbor apparently babysits and her friend or whatever she is came today to pick up her baby and parked in the exact spot where my husband was going to be moving our car. As he is parking it and I am in the house I hear a crash and ran outside thinking he might have hit something. Yep he sure did he ran over a Starbucks glass bottle that those people left by the curb. I'm sitting out front for at least 10 minutes pulling glass off the tire and out of the street. Luckily I can laugh about this now but at the time I was seeing red. Can anyone tell me what makes people so willing to not care about our fellow man anymore? Did they ever or is that just a dream I had? Well anyway here is some of the glass. Most of it I picked up before I thought hmmm this would be good on blogger. :)

Clearance means same price

Apparently clearance is short for exact same price.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Prices going up?

Is it just me or have you noticed it too? Everywhere I go prices are going up and up. I run to Save A Lot today to get something quick for dinner tonight since I have to be back at my youngest son's school at 6 and of course a few other much needed items and how much do I spend? $38 and some change. There was a time when going to Save A Lot would get me at least almost 2 weeks worth for around $40-60 depending on what I got and now I'm spending almost $40 for maybe a week and that's pushing it. And their fruit is not cheap anymore. Heck I can go to Meijer and buy a ton of fruit for around $20-25 and a bag of very small apples at SAL are around $3.49. Bananas are still cheaper then anyplace else but strawberries are $2.49. I just spent $1 for a pound of strawberries the other day at Meijer. I don't know about you but I am so grateful I have discovered coupons. It may take a little time at first to get them organized and a little time to make your list before you go to the store but it is so worth the effort when you can save that money for your family and do fun things with your kids throughout the year instead of saying "sorry kids not this week I had to buy groceries so now we can't go watch a movie at the cheap Danbarry theater."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lying lips (part 2)

The other day I posted about being lied to and although I do know (he confessed) to lying about 1 part of the story the other part I am believing him. I know it may sound weird that I was lied to so why would I believe anything? Because I know him and I saw firsthand how this other person is and I have heard firsthand the lies and part truths they/she has told. Let's just say I will be so grateful for it to be June 1st.

Windows 7

Last night we bought ourselves a new computer because of course the other one was no longer working properly (it was after all probably at least 6-7 years old). Well the first thing we did was go to Walmart and buy one that had a tower, keyboard, and mouse. Great deal right and only for $287.55 (after tax) cheaper than the other ones for the same model. Well it has windows 7 on it (of course nothing we can do about that) but let me tell you although I love the new computer for internet I hate windows 7 for anything else. None of my picture discs will work with it, I can't find anything I need, and none of the screen savers are working even though the screen savers I'm trying to use are already ON THE COMPUTER. I would not recommend windows 7 to anyone. Windows XP & Vista is so much easier to use and so much better in every way. So like I said although I like the internet on it everything else stinks. So  thumbs up & DOWN!!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lying lips

What do you do when you know for a fact you are being lied to but you are not 100% sure who it is that is lying? What do you do when you have prayed and begged God to let the truth come out and when it does you still don't want to see it because it hurts so much? What do you do to the person who is lying to you when this is their first major lie and you are not sure how to handle it?
So many questions and yet so few answers. Why does life have to be difficult sometimes? Why can't we all just get through life with a minimal amount of pain?
Do you know what it's like to be so hurt by the one person you was 100% sure would never lie to you and not only lie to you but with a straight face and even when you asked them the next day what happened their story had so much detail and not one iota changed.
What do I do now? How do I punish this? Something has to be done but what?
I just wish with every fiber of my being it was June 1st and this stuff was done. I know I have to talk to him but how do I lead into it and how do I keep my patience when I hate lying with a passion and he knows it.
Why do I have to deal with it? Because I don't want him to grow up to be a burden on society like I see so many kids out in this world headed to and I HAVE to cut it off at the pass.
I just pray when he comes home and I ask him if he has anything to come clean to me about he doesn't continue the story that may or may not be 100% true.
Help me!!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I know MY plans. Do you really?

The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
 Plans-As kids we dream and plan for things we want to do in our future. As adults sometimes our plans change and sometimes they don't.
When I was a kid my "dream" was to go to college and become a private detective, at least that's what I told people but my true dream was to be able to be a stay at home mom.
However with the way I was raised with my father I knew I only wanted to be a mom but not get married. After all no man was going to control me so I tossed my stay at home mom dream aside in favor of nothing really.
Now here I am 26 years after first declaring I was going to college and I am married to a wonderful man (who does NOT try to control me), have 2 wonderful sons and to top it off I'm a stay at home mom.
All that to say this. God did not honor "my" dreams or plans I had for myself as a child but his plans. He is the one who placed the dream in my heart so therefore he honored our dream.
Like it says I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
My future is in raising my family to the best of my ability. God did that for me. God placed it in my heart as a child to be a stay at home mom and despite all I have been through and wrong paths God does honor the plans he has for us.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Shopping cart derby

Have you ever been to the store on a Friday morning when it's actually not too busy and you think this will be great only to find out it's not so great. Yep that happened to me this morning. I went to Meijer to pick up our weekly supply of ingredients to make pizza (Friday is pizza night and it's cheaper and healthier to make it) and everything is going along great until I have to start jumping out of the way because apparently I missed the memo that today is the annual shopping cart derby day. People were so rude and hateful. They were jumping in front of others without saying excuse me and leaving their carts in the middle of the aisle and then giving me a dirty look like I am a bad person for having the audacity to breathe THEIR AIR. After all only they can breathe their air and of course anyone they send a written invitation to. Sometimes I wonder what happened to the good ole days when people would bump into you and say sorry or excuse me, the days when they would not leave their carts in the middle of the aisle and give you a dirty look for saying excuse me. What has gotten into people now a days? Even now I can go to the store and get dirty looks not just from adults but from kids as well (as young as 5) and people wonder why kids grow up to rob others or have no sense of brotherly love. It's because we as parents/adults/care givers have said you know what this is my space and you have no right to be in it therefore I would rather take care of myself instead of correcting my child. After all if we punish our kids we end up punishing ourselves. Granted I agree everyone has a personal space that needs not to be invaded but seriously you are going to tell me that the whole store is your space? Even when you are on aisle 2 and others are on aisle 9? Get over yourself. Start smiling at people. Even if you don't feel like smiling that day do it anyway. Like they say give one to get one. It truly does work.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Psalms 46:10

The Bible says in Psalms 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the Earth.
I have been having a very hard time with this because I have been praying for months upon months for a certain situation and although I see little changes here and there I don't see the big change. You know that big change that we expect God to give us right away.
Well at first I was sitting there bawling my head off about this situation again crying out to God and this is the verse that came to mind. BE STILL and know I AM GOD. So although I had no clue what it meant I decided to try it out and like I said even though I don't see big changes I do see little changes that is keeping me holding on and knowing that God will deliver.
Last night I was talking to my husband and all of a sudden it was like a light bulb went off in my head that said this: Be still and know that I am God means just that. Be still and wait PATIENTLY for me to act, to answer prayers. That's not saying that you are never going to get your prayer answered just that God wants you to wait on him to lead you. Yes God says it's ok to act because sometimes we have to do just that but if we wait patiently on God he will be our warrior for lack of a better word. He will step in and fight our battles. After all it does say vengeance is mine thus saith the Lord (Romans 12:19) (This is paraphrased sort of).
So all in all what I'm trying to say is when you go into your prayer closet to prayer it's good to talk to God about your situation because he does want to hear it but sometimes it's good to just go in there drop to your knees and say "God I don't know what to do, here I am broken and alone I need you, show me what to do". Then you listen and see what God speaks to your heart.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Emotional bullying

My son has been bullied emotionally for months now and today I guess I finally had enough and let the kid know how we see things he is doing and how it's going to be. The funny thing is he and my son used to be best friends but now this kid only wants to come over on nights when my son goes to church so he (this kid) can play video games. Before anyone gets mad at me for "telling off" an 11 year old kid I have been saying things to his mom for at least 2 months and it's apparent she doesn't care. She all but ignores me when I ask her to talk to him and let me know what's going on. I have even asked her to let me know if my son did something to her son to cause this and nothing so obviously he didn't. I see this every morning at the bus stop and I don't want to embarass my son but how can any mother just stand by and let her son be bullied? I don't know about you but I can't and I won't. Also as a side note I did apologize to this kid and told him I am sorry if I hurt his feelings but I can not just sit by and let him do the things he does.
Around here if you show up to play with my kids you are considered family and I will protect you and treat you the same as I will my own flesh and blood so for me to tell him this stuff was pretty much my way of telling him I care about him and he needs to think about what he's doing before he grows up and does it to the wrong people.

When I went to pick the boys up today this kid asked me if I could go in and tell his grandma the number for his mom to call the church to be able to ride the van. Really kid because your mom told me 2 months ago she prefers that you ride with us but trust me I am 100% ok with you riding the van.  There is only 3 more weeks of this program and for once I am grateful. Maybe this all is a part of our prayer for God to show our kids who their true friends are. I can only pray.

The write stuff

Yes I spelled that correctly. I have come to the conclusion that I am a perfectionist and that is my problem with this blog. I care too much about what people think about me and will think when they read this so I have decided that I am going to do this the only way I know how, the only way that would be right for me. I'm going to write about stuff that is real to me,stuff that I know about. I am going to let it all out and if people read it great and if not then at least I'm getting my thoughts out.
I'm going to start being true to me, myself, and I. The person I should have been 36 years ago.
I will post things about my kids, Bible verses, my opinions on daily happenings or things I read about online with maybe an occasional video or picture (I have taken) thrown in for good measure.