Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I didn't update my blog all weekend or yesterday. I have had a crazy weekend. I took my little Paytie bug in to get pictures taken on Saturday. She was cranky and the room was so HOT!! I had a cute little outfit on her with a brown coat that had pink flowers and was lined with a furry leopard print. The underneath of my hair was soaked by the time we left...did I mention it was HOT!!

Well needless to say she didn't cooperate. She wouldn't smile and was fussy and crying. I was ready to rip my hubby's head off. He was trying to help and kept saying lets reschedule. I don't think he understands what it takes to get there. And then you have to wait for 10-20 minutes and then walk into a room thats HOT!!! Then the baby is fussy, it is just so much work and energy. And then its HOT!!

I took her home and took some pictures later after she slept for 2 hours. She doesn't usually sleep for 2 hours. She is a big cat napper unless I'm holding her. We are trying again on Thursday. I scheduled the first appointment so it wouldn't be hot. It will probably turn out the same but at least it won't be so hot!!

Turns out she has a little cold, I have had a sore throat all weekend and my foot keeps hurting. Don't know whats up with that. My hubby just keeps telling me to go to the doctor. I don't go to the doctor for a sore throat or a sore foot. It has to be something major. And what is weird is my foot will stop hurting then start up again a few days later.

I think its all the walking around I do with the baby on our wood floors. She is still a little collicky and with her being sick she was fussy all weekend.

Did they say SPRING was on the way??? I saw it for a minute.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Newspaper Frenzy

Here's the story:

I'm sitting on the couch holding the baby relaxing because my 5 year old is at school and so is my pre-schooler. After 2 days with them home sick I'm about ready to tear my hair out. I think they are too. They have been fighting like crazy, yelling and hitting and just GRUMPYYYY!!

So I'm enjoying my peace and quiet watching a little tv for a minute when I think I hear the garage door open...I listen, no, I think, it can't be the garage door. No one should be home yet, then in runs my 5 year old yelling, "Mom, Come quick hurry!!" So I jump up put the baby down and run to the garage. The wind is blowing like crazy and my 5 year old precedes to tell me that there is newspaper flying everywhere and the mail is blowing away. There is a bundle of crumpled newspaper and some mail on the wagon in the garage.

So we go running out of the garage our newspaper is blowing into the neighbors yard. Mail is blowing this way and that way. I yell for him to get the mail in our yard. I take off after the papers that are going in my neighbors yard. They are strung out all over the bushes. Luckily the bushes are stopping them for a second so I can pounce on them.

Needless to say we grabbed as much as we could. I think we got all the mail but if you see any flying around with my name on it send it my way will you.

So my nice relaxing minute is over...my paper is all over the place and not in any kind of order. I hope we got all of our mail. I guess I forgot what time it was and didn't look out for my kindergartener to get home. He tried to get the mail but dropped some and the wind was so cold and blowing so hard. He was so worried that is was going to blow away. I thought it was cute and funny. And I'm sure I looked funny running all over our yard and the neighbors in my slippers trying to catch newspaper and mail blowing everywhere. Luckily I had sweats and a t-shirt on but it was sure cold and the snow melted. Spring isn't it wonderful!!

Hopefully the running got some energy out of the kids and they will be happier today. I'm hoping for no fighting. I told my husband I'm going to Craft Night with my friends tonight and he has the kids and if my day doesn't go better dinner too!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

Yesterday I had 2 sick kids at home and the baby wouldn't let me put her down. Every time I put her down she would cry. Needless to say I didn't get anything done.

So this morning first thing I jumped in the shower. The baby was happy the kids are still sick but a lot better. I get out of the shower, the kids are fighting, I come out of the kitchen to find this on my table....

Yep, you guessed it peanutbutter!! I guess I should have fed them breakfast first.

My house looks like a bomb hit it and I want to pull my hair out. Its cold outside and snowy and a big snow storm is supposed to hit tonight. Is Spring out there somewhere?? I need a vacation, the spa, or calgon....do they still make that?

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Mopey Monday

Today I'm in a blah mood. We are back to winter here again. It snowed last night and its cold again. Windy, cloudy and very chilly. It had been in the upper 60's low 70's for about a week. I know the snow won't last but it still is kindof a downer.

The kids are home from school today it's the end of the term. It should be a great day for movies and popcorn but I'm not in the mood. I need a mood buster to lift me back to my happy self. Wow! I'm a downer today!!

I think blog hopping might help. I'm sure there is some happy cheery person out there that can make me laugh and cheer me up!! Some funny story of something that happened over the weekend....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Blog Party Time

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

It's 5 minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog party. Check it out!! There will be lots of fun!!

Blue tape and Twilight

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Great taper of floorboards, wall edges or corners and ceilings.

Paints floorboards and edges of wall by floorboards, wall corners and edge from ceiling to wall.

Will not be responsible if paint hits the ceiling do to distractions such as baby crying, getting bumped, etc.

Contact me at 555-BLUETAPE

My brother and sister-in-law bought a house and I am helping paint this weekend. I'm the designated taper. Somehow I got labeled as the "Designated Taper". I guess I do a fairly decent job. So my weekend is Painting Weekend.

Hopefully the baby will be good enough so I can go to a Twilight Party. A few of my friends are getting together and watching Twilight on Saturday night. Can't wait Edward, popcorn and girlfriends!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chickens or garden

This is my 4 year old chasing chickens out of our yard.
So here's the story:

Yesterday after my 4 year old and I ventured out to see what made it through the winter he kept asking me when we were planting and what we were planting. So we went to the store and bought some peas. I think we will plant them this weekend. I'll have my 16 year old til up the garden for me and then we can start planting.

I have slowly been planting an herb garden but some of the things I've planted didn't come back. My lavender plant didn't and I know its a perennial. I think I planted chamomile but I can't remember if it is or not. My chives and sage are back and my mint but I need to dig up my mint and plant it in a bucket in the ground. I didn't realize it would spread all over.

We also have a little problem with our neighbors chickens. The are digging up my flower beds, my garden, around my trees and bushes. Did I say little, big BIG problem.

So my dilemma is WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CHICKENS?? My hubby has talked to the neighbors and they just act like its not that big of a deal. To me it is. Last year they dug up my flower beds and my tulips and daffodils were dug up and I had no flowers come up. It really made me mad. So if you have any ideas of what to do with my neighbors chickens let me know.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

My 4 year old and I went and checked out our yard to see what was "popping out". The flowers are just starting to "pop out", the trees are starting to bud and the bushes. Can't wait to start planting.

Spring is here!!! Yeah!!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Since the weather is still a little cooler I thought a recipe for Tasty Tuesday would be good.

Taco Soup:
1 lb. hamburger
1 med. onion
1 pkg. taco seasoning (I use mild)
1 (16oz.) can cut corn, with juice
1 (16oz) can kidney beans, drained washed
1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
Grated cheese
Doritos or tortilla chips
1-2 cups water (optional) (I don't add unless I want it more soupy)
sour cream

Fry hamburger and onions together, cook til done, drain. In a large pan add hamburger, onions, taco seasoning, corn, kidney beans, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, turn down and simmer. Spoon into a bowl, add cheese and crushed chips. Top with sour cream.

What's soup without homemade french bread.

My Grandma uses this recipe. Her bread is divine. One day I hope mine will turn out like hers. She says the secret is to not rush the bread.
French Bread
1/2 cup warm water
2 TBS yeast (2 pkg.)
3 TBS granulated sugar
1 TBS salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil ( I use canola)
2 cups very hot water
6 cups flour
Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. In a large bowl, combine salt, oil and 2 cups of hot water. Mix in 3 cups of flour. Add the yeast mixture. Mix in remaining 3 cups of flour. Stir down dough every 10 minutes for 50 minutes. Shape into 3 small loaves or 2 large loaves. Place on cookie sheets or french bread loaf pans sprayed with vegetable spray. (I sprinkle corn meal on the bottom) Let rise til double. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on rack.

My grandma uses an egg wash over the top and also slits the top with 3 slits. Then lets rise again. I haven't figured that out very well because it doesn't rise as much as before but maybe I'm rushing it.
Love the bread though. It lasts only a day in my family with 3 boys.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Have you seen your neighbor lately

With the weather getting warmer and Spring right around the corner, you'll be getting outside more, working on your yard and perhaps garden. Have you noticed you haven't seen much of your neighbors during the winter? Maybe its time to get to know them again.

The other day I saw one of my neighbors and I thought I haven't talked or really even seen her all winter. It's sad. We get all hulled up in the winter and don't get out as much. With me having a baby I really haven't seen anyone. I stayed in as much as possible with the baby. Trying too keep out as many germs and illnesses as possible.

I thought I should get out and say Hi to them again. My kids usually are out playing with the neighbor kids all spring, summer and fall. But winter time they aren't outside as much.

You could take over some:
Fresh bread
Soda pop with a tag "Just Poppin' by to say Hi"
Popcorn or caramel popcorn with the same tag
Some seeds like peas, carrots, beans, etc
If you like to garden and so does your neighbor suggest a pumpkin growing contest or a giant sunflower growing contest, have a BBQ at the end of summer to celebrate the winner

There are so many ideas out there so get out and meet your neighbor again.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


The Give Away Winner through random.org is:


Yeah!! Congratulations!! I will be contacting you by email. She has chosen the baby blanket.

Thanks to all of you who entered my contest! Check back often for some fun and exciting things coming up.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Time Change and Hope

This Daylight Savings time has totally thrown me for a loop this year. I think with the new baby and a kindergartener it has been worse. And when did they make it so early? I vaguely remember that last year. Last year I didn't have to get up as early because I still had a pre-schooler. My teenager gets himself up and eats and out the door. Thank goodness for that.

Wednesday, and I know this is really bad, but I couldn't get up. My kindergartener woke me up at 8:45 and said, "Mom, I'm going to miss the bus!" I told him he already did and school started 10 minutes ago. I asked him if he wanted to go and he said let me think.... no. I rolled back over and slept for 10 more minutes til the baby woke up.

(And did I mention Tuesday?? When he was late and I had to drive him to school and he was still 5 minutes late.... ) oh, I'm such a terrible mom.

I think with the baby being up and my 4 year old getting up a couple of times and the hubby recovering with surgery this time change has just sucked. (This is me rationalizing my terribleness)
I'm hoping the weekend will be full of sleeping in.....at least I can HOPE right??!??


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Great Give Away

I know I did Wordless Wednesday but there are so many contests out there and I had to tell you about this one.

Go on over to My Organized Chaos she has tons of contests but I love this one the best. They are the cutest baby shoes from Jack & Lily. Enter to win like I did.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bracelet or Baby Blanket GiveAWAY!!!

This is my first ever GiveAway on this blog!!

I'm giving away a flannel baby blanket or a bracelet!! Winner can choose.

The baby blanket is flannel with fringed egdes. It measures 36x42".

Beautiful bracelet soon to be sold at a shop on Etsy.

The contest ends March 13th. Winner will be notified on March 14th.
To enter you need to:

Leave a comment telling me which one you would choose.

For an additional entry:

Become a follower of my blog

For an additional 2 entries:

Blog about this GiveAway
(be sure to leave the link)

SITS Spring Fling

SITS Spring Fling is here and I'm a little behind. (Hubby had doctors appt for post op) Head on over to SITS and check out the Spring Fling it has tons of giveaways!!

Check out April Showers Spring Fling Giveaway!! It ROCKS!! A new blog header and more!!

I'm trying to get my giveaway up here in the next few minutes!! So check back...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Updates on puke and more puke

As I'm starting to post this morning, Paytie bug was a little upset. Usually I can put her in her bouncy right by me and as long as she can see me she's ok. I just start typing and she gets a little fussy. Her little cry that says pick me up so I pick her up and puke comes shooting out all down her and down me.

I say WOW and reach down for the burp cloth and more puke comes out. Now it's all over the floor, all over me and all over her. So I'm off to do some changing and some cleaning. I guess I'll post more later.

Can I say one handed typing takes a lot longer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crochet Hats

Do you love crochet hats? I do and I think these are the cutest hats. Check them out at NuxieMade they are having a contest. Go check them out and enter to win yourself. I'm going to have to order one for my little Paytie bug.

When even Jello isn't your friend

You know you are really miserable when you can't even eat jello. When all you can swallow is gatorade and that takes about 20 minutes. I feel so bad for the hubby. I just hope in the end all this helps.

I'm thinking the title to my blog fits me perfectly right now. I have a husband who just had surgery who will be down for 7-10 days. A 3 month old collicky baby (she is getting better) a 4 year old destroyer of everything (He can make a mess faster than anyone I know) a 5 year old that keeps waking me up in the middle of the night (he's hungry or not tired) and a moody 16 year old that doesn't get along with the destroyer.

I'm sleep deprived if not by the baby then one of the other two kids or the hubby waking me up for something. One day I hope to not be the "Frenzied Homemaker" but the "Peaceful Organized Calm Loving Fabulous (should I go on) Mother".

Luckily the hubby is drugged up and only feels like sleeping. I hope I have some hair left after this week to 2 weeks is over.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sleep Apnea Surgery

My husband had surgery yesterday (I'm sure he doesn't want his picture taken) for sleep apnea. It was so funny because all of the nurses kept asking so I guess he snores really bad is that why you had the surgery? I said no it was because he stopped breathing when he was sleeping.

The snoring don't get me wrong was horrible, very loud and hard for me to sleep but what concerned me was he was stopping breathing. I didn't notice it til recently because he used to work nights so we didn't sleep together very often. Great for me on the sleep. He started sleeping downstairs so it was dark during the day.

He switched jobs and now works days. I've noticed for a while that he quits breathing for like 20 seconds or more. He finally went to the doctor and did the sleep study and all the tests and they recommended surgery. He had his tonsils out, his uvula, part of his soft palate, his tongue microwaved (yuck) and a deviated septum fixed. Needless to say he is miserable.

My mother-in-law said he was terrible when he was little. Whenever something happened he was so dramatic about it and such a baby. I told her he's not really like that anymore. He will get up and get himself stuff. He hates to stay down and that's the problem. Also he is so ornery. Luckily with this surgery he is so miserable that he will stay down and rest. He can barely talk.

Hopefully he will be better in a week or so. The hard part is with a 3 month old its hard to take care of him and her and the other kids with all their activities. I'm going to need a vacation when this is over!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I think I'm the queen of procrastinating. Yesterday we had a family party. I had all week to get ready for it. I thought I can take each day to clean. With a new baby it's hard to clean everything all in one day.

So I thought Monday I'll clean the bathroom, Tuesday the family room, etc. But then my brain starts thinking...I'll have to re-clean everything again because the kids will either mess it up or the bathroom will need to be re-cleaned. So I put off doing it.

What I should have told my brain was: I can still clean a room a day and then on Saturday I'll I will need to do is "Little touch-ups"!!!!!

I am really good at crash cleaning. Cleaning everything in one day. Being under pressure really gets me going. The only thing I didn't take into account was I have a three month old that's not going to let me do it.

So I was up late on Saturday still trying to get everything finished cleaning, cooking 2 breakfast casseroles and setting up tables and everything.

I need to figure out a way to kick my procrastination habit in the butt!!