Monday, July 28, 2008

Coming up with a plan...

So, my friend Chelle recently did some MAJOR cleaning and organizing at her house. I'm jealous. I want someone to come in and MAKE me get rid of stuff I don't need. I just can't seem to do it on my own! One of my biggest problems is completing a task. I will start cleaning one room and will get sidetracked doing something else and then something else and then something else. At the end of the day...none of it gets completely done!

So, tomorrow Miss K goes to school. (This is her last week until the school year starts's later for her MDO program.) The exterminator is coming at 10. I've got ants in my kitchen which tells me that I am not doing a very good job of cleaning in there. (We've also got some MAJOR spider thing going on outside that is FREAKING me out on a daily basis.) I need to sit down and work out some kind of plan to get my house under control. It's really out of hand. And 99% of it is my fault. I hate cleaning. I was born without a cleaning gene. And, let's face it, I'm lazy. I'd rather sit around and color or read with my child. I'd rather play with play-doh than clean the toilets. I'd rather watch Barbie Swan Lake for the 9,999 time than do laundry. Are you getting the picture?

So, tomorrow I am going to formula some sort of plan. It will probably make no sense at all, but I've got to come up with something. Maybe if I actually post it on my blog, it will give me incentive to actually do the work.'s 1:30am. I need to finish cleaning the bonus room, but I want to go to sleep. So, I will get up in the morning, clean the bonus room, take K to school and then come home and clean the kitchen before the bug man gets here.

Oh....did I mention that I have an entire book to read tomorrow before 7 for my book club? I love to read, so I don't know why I didn't read this one. I've read probably 15 other books this month, but I never picked up this one. And the book I just finished too me forever to read and I was very disappointed in it. And it was recommended to me by someone who write short stories and has them published on line. She is an awesome writer, so I honestly thought this would be something similar to her style. Not even close.

Oh, another thing. Wednesday I am having some dental work done. Because of the amount I am having done, I've elected to do the sedation thing. They have blocked out SEVEN hours for me. They will not have anyone else in the office but me. That makes me a tab bit nervous. Good thing they gave me a script for Valuim. And I totally plan on taking it! Hollye = Big Arse Chicken.

alright...I'm out of here. Blog ya later.

Friday, July 25, 2008

My baby is THREE YEARS OLD!!

I can not believe it. She is actually three years old. Where has the time gone? When did she get so big? Brian and I have been working with her to teach her to say that she is "three years old." She refused. She told me that she wanted to stay two. That she wanted to "keep little forever mommy." That brought tears to my eyes. I want her to stay little forever too. I'm just sad. I won't get to experience this age again. Although....right now, with the way she is acting, she will be lucky to make it to 3 1/2. Some days she is the sweetest little girl you have ever met. Then her body is taken over by something and she turns into a demon child. She did something on Thursday and she knew she was in trouble. I just looked at her and she walked into the hallways and put her nose on the wall. I never said a thing to her. About two minutes later she asked if she could come off the wall. I told her yes and she said, "I'm really sorry Mommy."

So, Miss K has pretty much been celebrating her birthday for almost the entire month! We started when my parents came into town to visit over the 4th of July weekend. Of course they brought birthday presents. Then the next weekend we went on vacation and part of our vacation was a trip to the American Girl store to get her a Bitty Baby. We get back from vacation and that weekend was her birthday party at the Monkey's Treehouse. This past Wednesday we took cupcakes to her school so they could celebrate her birthday. Today...her actual birthday we are headed to one of her favorite places...Chuck E. Cheese. She doesn't like Chuck E. himself, she likes to ride that Derby game horse. She will ride it like 10 times in a row and I usually have to make her get off. So, we are heded to CEC to have lunch some of her friends. Then her other grandparents are coming into town later today. And, through out the month presents have been arriving in the mail. She gets excited when I check the mail these days.

Okay...gotta run. I leave you with another photo from Miss K's birthday party. Photo taken by Sherri. Blog ya later.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My friend Sherri rocks!

My awesome friend Sherri took photos at Miss K's birthday party this weekend. I can't wait to see how the rest of them turn out!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Total Disaster!

Well...when you have 3 people working on the same project, things are bound to go wrong. Needless to say, I gave up on the crayon rolls at 12:30 this morning after I tried to complete the first one and it was WAY off. My mom was ironing different that Brian and Brian was trimming different than my mom. I sat in front of that sewing machine for HOURS.

So, I've got to get dress and head out to get something...anything for party favors. I am going to rework the crayon rolls next week and see if I can salvage some of them. If I can get the fixed, I'll give them to her friends from school for something or another. I'm just really bummed. starts in 4 hours and I've got a million and one things to do. Doesn't help that I am sick as a dog either!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Party Favor

So, like MONTHS ago I saw this really cute crayon roll on Loved it and thought it would be the perfect party favor for Miss K's 3rd birthday party. I mean, I had to top the awesome Mickey Mouse beach towel I gave last year. We are talking top quality! Remember...I'm a BARGAIN shopper, so I got the towels for like $4 each. Since I only had 8 kids, it wasn't a big deal., I decided to make the crayon rolls. Found some way cute monkey fabric to make them with. And then I never did a dang thing. So, today is the 18th (it's 3:45 in the morning.) and I've not made one yet. I actually just finished the sample to see how it would go and how long it will take to make one. Well, it took a LONG time. It took a long time because I am so freaking unorganized. And, I've not used my sewing machine in a couple of years. Pulled that sucker out to use it and got half way through sewing and the machine keeps messing up. I have no idea what the heck is wrong. So, I take myself down to Wally World at 2:30 in the morning to buy a new sewing machine! Yep. And let me tell you...they've got some strange people working at Wally World at 2:30 in the morning. It took like 4 people to figure out how to accept American Express gift checks.

So...anyway...HOURS later I've finished one. I made it out of some extra fabric, so this is my "trial" one. I'll probably end up mailing it to my friend's daughter because even though it isn't perfect, it is still functionable! So, tomorrow morning I've got to get up at the CRACK of dawn and start cutting fabric for 20 of them! I'd like to get all the fabric cut before 10ish so that I can run a few errands and come home and sew my little heart out. I'm going to set it up in an assembly line. Then I am going to put Brian to work when he gets home. He can help! He knows how to use an iron. I'll also beg my mom to come over and give me a hand. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? I do this to myself ALL the time. I even started planning this party back in March. Here it is...last minute and I've not gotten them done. At least I've gotten just about everything else done. I need to order balloons, pick up a fruit tray, get a bag of ice, pick up cello bags for the crayon rolls, make "thank you" tags for the bags and I am sure there are a number of other things I've forgotten I need to do.
So, I promise I will blog about my vacation and the "adventure" that one of our family members had on the way home from vacation. For those of you who know anything about Miss K will find this story funny. At the time, we sure didn't!
Okay...I've got to get to bed. I am only going to get about 4 hours sleep. Blog ya later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Before anyone else calls....

Yes, I've heard about the GM layoff thing. Yes, it does affect the plant that he works at. Yes, it does affect his job. Yes, he still has a job. Am I nervous? Heck yes. I did ask him to update his resume' and start putting it out there. I can't let it control my life, so I just have to have faith in God and my husband that everything will be okay. I've got other things I need to concentrate on. But, more than likely, as soon as Miss K is in school fulltime, I will have to go back to work. I really wanted to stay home for a couple of more years after she started school so that I could be involved and volunteer at her school. I am just praying the economy turns around soon. It is honestly very depressing. Heck, I am going to have to go back to work just to be able to afford groceries! The past 3 months I've spent more money on groceries than I ever have expect during the holidays.

Okay...I've got to get out of my 'funk' and get ready for Miss K's party this weekend and then for my inlaws to be here to following weekend.

I'll blog more about our vacation later. Let's just say...the trip home was a bit of an adventure for one of the members of our family.

Blog ya later!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Windy we come!

Because of the production schedule at the plant this summer, we weren't able to do our usually summer thing and we won't be able to go to the beach this summer. I'm super bummed about the beach because we had such a great time last year. It was one of the most laid back vacations that I've ever had. Maybe next year.

So, I mentioned back at Christmas that I wanted to take Miss K to the American Girl store in Chicago for her 3rd birthday. So, we decided to make a little vacation out of it. We are meeting some of favorite people in the world in Chicago. Us girls will head over to the AG store and the guys are going to do whatever guys do. I'm excited for Miss K to get to go to the AG store, but I'm even more excited about the day AFTER. The hubbys and the kiddos are headed to Wisconsin and Margie and I are going SHOPPING!!!! And if you know me at all, you know that shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. Heck, I have a degree in purchasing!

So, we are headed out tomorrow afternoon. We are going to drive to Indy and stay the night and then drive to Chicago the next day. We've got plans, but nothing that we have to "stick" to. We are just going to go and have some nice family fun. And this trip will also give me a chance to finally get my camera out and take some photos. I am embarassed to say that I've not taken a photo in about a month. How awful is that?

And dang it...I just realized that I've got a ton of stuff that I still need to do for Miss K's birthday party. I started planning this party MONTHS ago and then just stopped. Now, I'm going to be rushing to get everything done. At least I finally got the invitations mailed and that is the most important thing. That and the cake and the cake was ordered months ago when I booked the party. My biggest concern now is that I won't get the party favors done in time. I've not even started them! I should have never said I was going to make those crayon rolls!

Well, I need to get some laundry done and get K's stuff together for school tomorrow morning. I've got a lot to do tonight, so it's probably a good thing that I don't sleep much these days. I need to get off this computer and get some stuff done. Heck, I've not packed a single thing for anyone in this house! Blog ya later...WITH PHOTOS!