Friday, January 30, 2009

25 Random facts about LMT

I'm patiently sitting at work waiting on 4:30 to get here so that I can go home. It's been one helluva day! I read this over at my cousin's blog and my sister's and thought I'd bore the rest of you with me!

1. I have a freckle between my toes.

2. When I sleep at night if the cover has a tag on it, the tag has to be in the lower right hand corner of the bed.

3. I have six horses and one of them is expecting at the moment.

4. I once lived in a town called Prairie Lea, TX and still miss it at times.

5. I love disco music.

6. I've never been out of the United States and probably never will due to my fear of flying.

7. Going to the gynocologist does not bother me.

8. I like to eat fritos and a hershey's bar at the same time.

9. I don't wear jewelry unless I'm dressing up for a special occasion.

10. Me and math do not get along.

11. I have two tattoos... one on my lower back and one on my ankle.

12. I've had my belly button pierced twice though it is not pierced at this time.

13. I have never wanted to be a stay at home mom.

14. I once drove by George Strait's house in San Marcos, TX

15. I did not graduate from high school and this is my biggest regret. However, I did go back and receive my GED five years later.

16. My first job was a hostess at Champ's restraunt.

17. I have been stood up on dates several times and was devastated each time.

18. I love short hair.

19. I have become addicted to blogging.

20. I have a problem with animals... the problem is I keep bringing them home even though we have enough already.

21. My 3 month old still sleeps in the bed with us.

22. I am one of those mom's who goes to the games and yells very loudly from the stands.... my 16 yr old hates this by the way.

23. I believe that I was too young the first time I got pregnant but do not regret it.

24. I hate to cook!

25. I love listening to Gary Allan.... wait that's not random... it's just a fact!

Now I want each of you to do it and let me know you did. I'd do all that linky stuff but i'm still a little illiterate when it comes to that!

it's just one of those days when.....

Even though the skies are clear and blue and the sun is shining, inside I feel like it's raining.

Yes, I'm having one of those days. The kinda day where you just want to stay in the bed with the covers pulled over your head. Where you don't want to talk to anyone or be around anyone. Where you can just close your eyes and dream of that perfect world where everything is as you want it...

I know tomorrow will be another day, but for today, I am sad.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


okay, we were granted guardianship of Addison on January 7th. I just NOW got the papers and they were filed on January 9th! It aggravates me how some people can just be so slow about things that aren't important to them. These are some of the most important papers I've ever wanted or needed. Now the next ones should be the adoption papers and a birth certificate that has us as her parents!

A Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

There's nothing like.....

being a....

BIG SISTER!!!! Unless, you're the little sister!

Thursday's dilemma

Alright here's my dilemma. Next weekend I am taking the whole crew (all six kids) to have their portraits made. My original idea was to have each of them wear either a pink, red or white oxford with jeans and no shoes. Well, guess what? Do you know how hard it is to find red oxfords for small children? I've found it to be extremely difficult.

So, here's what I'm asking: If any of you have any ideas on a theme for their portraits, please share. I would be in debt forever.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

tax time!

Happy Big Yellow Face Pictures, Images and Photos

whoo hoo! finally got my w-2's... even though my refund is spent before i get it... ain't life grand?

Not Me Monday - Conversation with a 5 year old

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

First off, I did NOT bring my two beautiful girls to work with me on Friday and enjoyed every second that I got to spend with them because it seems like I never have enough time anymore.

The guard at the guard shack did NOT say there was no way Becca was my daughter because I wasn't old enough to have a daughter that old. She must be my sister. And I so did NOT appreciate the sentiment.

And then when another person at work mistakenly thought I was Addison's grandmother and Becca was her mother, I did NOT secretely scream inside and want to punch them. Instead I just smiled and kept going about my business. People should remember what "assumptions" starts with.. wink, wink.

I was NOT elated on Friday afternoon when we took Addison to her preemie follow up and the therapists all thought she was doing well. The only thing they want us to work on is having her look to the left more.

I definitely was NOT lazy on Friday night and did NOT order pizza and breadsticks for dinner and buy my husband his favorite beef quesadillas from Los Gallos. I would NOT ever do something like that.

I did NOT have the following conversation with a 5 year old on Saturday:
Me: Cordarius, sit down in the chair and quit playing on my furniture

CJ: Nope

Me: I’m not going to tell you again, sit down or I’m going to whoop you.

CJ: And I will punch you with my fist

Me: Okay, but before you do that, think about this little boy…. I do not take any medications for depression or anger issues and I’ve had a pretty crappy day. So when you punch me with your fist I can’t be responsible if I go crazy white girl on you so my advice is either sit down in that chair and quit playing on my furniture or go to your room!

Nope, didn't have that conversation because all the kids in my house are perfect angels.

I was definitely NOT lazy this weekend because I figured for once I'm not doing anything. Afterall, I do NOT work 40+ hours a week and then come home to care for a husband and six kids plus a trillion pets.... okay, maybe not a trillion, but it seems that way.

My husband and I did NOT sneak off with Addison yesterday and go to wal-mart. And I did NOT give into vanity and buy hair dye to cover up the greys that seem to be sprouting rapidly these days. I also did NOT throw a toy into the buggy for Addison and then tell my hubby after we left walmart when he was looking over the receipt. Nah, I would've told him beforehand.

I did NOT have to pray to God a million and one times this week to give me the strength to get through all of this because I am superwoman... or people like to think so anyways.

And lastly, I did NOT get into a screaming match with my hubby last night when he came into the bedroom. Because, of course, he did NOT wake up both myself and Addison and he was NOT griping because I didn't finish the laundry and get all of his work clothes done. I did NOT proceed to tell him that he was a grown man and if he were worried about his clothes then he should've checked before 10 at night to see if they were done and if he wasn't happy with my productivity then by all means, he could start doing his own laundry. And I did NOT tell him that I was his wife, not his or anybody else's maid!!! Nope, not me, because I am submissive and would never do that... ha ha!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Finally friday!!!

Yea! It's here!!! Friday, the day we all look forward to... or most of us anyways.

Today I brought my girls to work with me. One had an orthodontist appointment this morning and one goes to her preemie appointment this afternoon.... So here's my girls at work with Mommy!!!

Aren't they gorgeous??? Okay, okay, maybe that's just MY opinion, but heck, do you blame me???

They are both getting so big. My "baby" girl will be getting her license any day now and driving. Not sure I'm ready for that. And Addy has started lifting her head and chest when she is on her belly. She'll be rolling over on her own before I know it. She sure has been drooling alot lately. Wonder if she is getting ready to cut teeth?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interesting & random facts about the day of my birth....

10 June 1973

Your date of conception was on or about 17 September 1972 which was a Sunday.

You were born on a Sunday under the astrological sign Gemini.
Your Life path number is 9.
Your fortune cookie reads: Love always and deeply.
Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 7 & 11.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 8 & 22.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2441843.5.
The golden number for 1973 is 17.
The epact number for 1973 is 25.
The year 1973 was not a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/3/1973 and ending 1/22/1974.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Ox.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Elk; your plant is Mullein.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Mesore, the fourth month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 10 Sivan 5733.Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 11 Sivan 5733.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is12 baktun 17 katun 19 tun 15 uinal 19 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Sunday, 9 Jumadiyu'l-Avval 1393 (1393-5-9).
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 22 April 1973.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 29 April 1973.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 7 March 1973.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 10 June 1973.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 17 June 1973.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Thursday, 27 September 1973.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Tuesday, 17 April 1973.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 6 March 1973.

As of 1/22/2009 10:03:01 AM ESTYou are 35 years old.
You are 427 months old.
You are 1,858 weeks old.
You are 13,010 days old.
You are 312,250 hours old.
You are 18,735,003 minutes old.
You are 1,124,100,181 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Joey Zimmerman (1986)
Tara Lipinski (1982)
Leelee Sobieski (1982)
Hoku Ho (1981)
Shane West (1978)
Elizabeth Hurley (1965)
Michael Burger (1957)
F. Lee Bailey (1933)
Maurice Sendak (1928)
Judy Garland (1922)
Saul Bellow (1915)
Frederick Loewe (1904)

Top songs of 1973
Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree by Dawn
My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings
You're So Vain by Carly Simon
Crocodile Rock by Elton John
Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Keep On Truckin' by Eddie Kendricks
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
Top of the World by Carpenters
Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 5.09197651663405 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
Your lucky day is Wednesday.Your lucky number is 5.Your ruling planet(s) is Mercury.
Your lucky dates are 5th, 14th, 23rd.
Your opposition sign is Sagittarious.Your opposition number(s) is 3.
Today is not one of your lucky days!
There are 139 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 36 candles.Those 36 candles produce 36 BTUs,or 9,072 calories of heat (that's only 9.0720 food Calories!) .You can boil 4.11 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1973 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1973 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1973 in the US there were approximately 2,158,802 marriages (10.6%) and 708,000 divorces (3.5%)
In 1973 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
In 1973 the population of Australia was approximately 13,614,344.
In 1973 there were approximately 247,670 births in Australia.
In 1973 in Australia there were approximately 112,700 marriages and 16,195 divorces.
In 1973 in Australia there were approximately 110,822 deaths.

Your birthstone is Alexandrite -->
The Mystical properties of Alexandrite
Alexandrite can assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and augmenting ones ability to experience joy. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Pearl, Moonstone, Opal
Your birth tree is
Hornbeam, the good taste
Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, tends to egoism, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads reasonable, disciplined life, looks for kindness, an emotional partner and acknowledgment, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with her feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.
There are 337 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 350 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waxing gibbous.

Want to find out interesting facts about the day you were born??? Then try this:
Click on 'Birthday Calculator.' It tells you how many hours and how many seconds you have been alive on this earth and when you were probably conceived. After you've finished reading the info, click again, and see what the moon looked like the night you were born. Who says our time clocks aren't ticking... Enjoy. Birthday Calculator
Be sure and post so we can all see YOUR interesting facts!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordful Wednesday... Ike

Okay, I posted (tried to) a pretty decent blog for Wordful Wednesday and with my run of luck lately, it didn't take... ugh!!! Now I just want to give up.... I'm just going to post the pics my sister sent me from Hurricane Ike. My niece and the dog slept through the storm. They had damage to the backyard and my sister's "sanctuary"... and then the calm afterwards. The colors in the sky are absolutely beautiful...

Now it's your turn to go over and see Angie at Seven Clown Circus and post your own Wordful Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

really, does it get better???

Okay, I'm having one of those really really horrible days/weeks! And right now, I just don't see the silver lining.

To start off, yesterday I felt bad all day. Just didn't have energy, was hurting, running fever and I thought, "oh no, i'm getting the crud again." Well, on the way home I felt the urge to pee but instead of stopping, I just kept going. Can't be late to daycare (and for those who don't know, I work an hour from home). So, I pick up kids from daycare and finally make it home and am in some pretty bad pain. Guess who has a bladder infection??? So at 6:45 last night I'm on my way to the store to get AZO and cranberry juice. And it's a good thing I still have some antibiotics left from last week.

And of course, Addison is still not sleeping well. She just tosses and turns too much and you can tell she has gas.

Then this morning I get up and Emily (my 2 yr old niece) has took her diaper off sometime during the night and has messed all in the bed. Why me??? I can't deal with stuff like that. I so thought I was going to puke everywhere.

I'm trying to get everyone up and dressed, Addison fed, Emily showered and clean the bed up and get myself off to work and no one is cooperating with me.

Now I just can't quit crying since I'm at work and finally have a moment to gather my thoughts... why???

Monday, January 19, 2009

How we ended up as eight...

Okay... so I keep posting about how many people live in my house... and thought I should explain. Not that there is anything wrong with women who give birth to sooooo many children, but I will say up front... that's not for me!!!

Years ago in 1992 I had a beautiful baby girl.... dark hair and dark eyes with a beautiful complexion. How did I get so lucky.... So now instead of worrying about me, me, me, I had her to worry about. That's how we get two.

Then in 1998 Becca and I were blessed with our sweet baby boy, Blake. Quiet the opposite of his big sister, he was light complected, blonde hair, and blue eyes. And I have always said that if I had him first, I never would've had another one. From day one, he has been hell on wheels but I wouldn't trade my man for the world.

So as a single mom in 2001 I ran into an old friend of mine and we started spending time together as friends. I had never lived on my own so when I finally got a place of my own, he offered to move in with me. That shifted life's events and from that moment on we were no longer just friends. Now of course we've had our ups and downs... alot of downs... but we've struggled through them and manage to overcome for the most part. He has been a wonderful father to my children and I think that God had it in his plan all along because Blake is the spitting image of my husband and acts just like him (poor me)! And my children love him and he is their Daddy. So, now we are 4!

Jojo and I weren't able to have children of our own due to a hysterectomy I had to have 5 years ago. It was devastating for us but we moved on. We were content on it being us.... then in October his sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Another one of God's plans, she calls us and says, "She's yours. I can't give her the life you can. Come get her..." Do you think I hesitated for one moment??? Well, heck no!!! So with a 16 yr old and a 10 yr old and working a full time job, I drop everything and became a momma once again to a newborn!!! She is OUR life!!! We all love her and are very blessed and lucky to have her.

Then in November, due to unforeseen circumstances and a family emergency, we received temporary custody of my husband's two nephews and niece... ages 5, 4, and 2 respectively. There was no way we were letting them go into foster care and be split up. Especially at the holidays.

And that's how we have become a family of 8!!! It's been a life changing event and there are days when I just wish for everything to be back normal. And I know that God is working his magnificent plan and if I just let him do it, everything will end up right where it's supposed to be. The kids will be back with the mother like they should be and my family will be complete, like it should.

Not Me Monday.....

Okay, I've been reading Mcmama's Blog about Not Me Monday for several weeks now and just haven't brought myself up to speed... but today is a different story...

So, here we go.... first off, I did NOT go to the store last Friday and spend way more money than I should have. I didn't need that litter box with the lid on it because my cats do NOT tend to poop on the floor. I'd definitely get rid of them if they did that.

I did NOT wake up in a cranky mood on Saturday because most of Friday night was spent trying to get a colicky baby to sleep. The meds they have her for her kidney stone and to prevent any further UTI's is NOT giving her gas.

I did NOT spend what seems like an eternity washing loads of laundry. Eight people in a house do NOT make alot of clothes. And I did NOT see what it looked to be clothes that had not even been worn in the dirty hamper because if I had then I might have went a little postal.

And I definitely DID NOT tell my husband that it would be okay for him and my son to go see the amateur wrestling at the school which the RRHS cheerleaders were sponsoring. I would never do this because that means I'm sitting at home by myself with 4 kids ages 5 to 3 months. What kind of mother/wife would I be to give them a free pass???? Oh and by the way, the did NOT enjoy theirselves.

I did NOT wake up cranky again on Sunday morning. And I did NOT get crankier because I had to wash the same sheets I had washed on Sunday because some 4 year old did NOT pee the bed again.

And on Sunday I did NOT spend hours in front of the computer in my daughter's room downloading songs into her Itunes. No, not me, I would never do that...

And I did NOT get up again this morning, only to start another week once again.

Monday full of memories


Just a quick walk down memory lane thanks to the wonderful mom over at Jam's .

This picture here was taken I think around 1994 at Christmas in Haughton, LA. It's me and several of my cousins and the little black head cheesn in the front row is my beautiful daughter!

You look at this picture and think OMG, look at that hair or them clothes... lol.. right Kimbo???

Anyways, it's one of the few pics out there that I have with some of my mother's family in it.

You're turn

4 & 4... compliments of Kimbo

Okay, I've been seeing this pop up alot lately and this weekend I was tagged by my wonderful cousin, Kim, in Cali.

The deal is you gotta go to your fourth folder in your pictures folder and choose the fourth pic in that folder... well here's mine...

This is a picture I took of Addison when she was in the hospital with RSV. Not a whole lot to tell about it but boy, that was sure a trying time. This was taken on the day we were released so there's no iv's or crap stuck to her. thank goodness.

And she's been doing really well ever since.

So, with that said, I tag the following: becky, and Sandra

Mostly everyone else has done it... have fun ladies.