Friday, October 30, 2009

Help, I need advice

I need some advice.

My sister has been coming over at 6:30 every Friday because she takes my nephew to football practice. She comes in and is VERY loud, always gets on the computer, basically interrupts my routine every Friday.
This morning, she got on the computer and checked my niece's grades and proceeded to bitch my niece out for failing a test.

In the midst of all of this, TC was having a meltdown over wanting to wear a costume at school (which I said no but told him he could carry it in his backpack). All the while, my sister is being so LOUD and obnoxious. I was stressed out.

She fussed at my niece and I gave my niece a ride to school and my niece was crying. She said, "They help Josh (who is my nephew) with all of his homework, but they can't help me with mine and if I make a bad grade, she stresses me out about it."

I felt so sorry for my niece.
And frankly, I don't even want my sister to come over anymore on Fridays. She interrupts my whole morning. It makes me so mad!

Should I tell her Hubby is sick next week so she doesn't come??

Thursday, October 29, 2009


1 More day til' Friday!!!
It is raining here in Tx again today.

I am sad that Abby went home on the Biggest Loser this week. But isn't she amazing?
For those of you who don't know, Abby was my classmate.

Seeing her little family and knowing that her hubby and kids were killed just tears me up. I couldn't even imagine.
I was happy that I saw a softer side of Jillian though.

So today, I am counting my blessings and I am thankful my car is almost fixed. It needed struts, a tune up, and I am not sure what else.

I have to do a food journal for my Science and Nutrition class. Here is my entry for today.

My breakfast this morning was Special K Cereal, wheat toast, and a granola bar for snack just now with a bottled water. Vegetable soup is lunch. Apple w/ peanut butter for afternoon snack. Smoked sausage and broccoli and maybe one other veggie is going to be dinner.

I have been walking but need to increase that by 10 more minutes so that is my goal this week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mental handicap

I was listening to the radio on the way to work yesterday. They were saying how the President has declared the swine flu an epidemic?

And autism isn't??
Come on!!

I don't really know where I am going with this but it did irritate me. Mental illness is a really big deal and it is overlooked a lot. Comments are made about "being retarded" "riding the short bus" "being special". Comments that a lot of people have made at one time or another.

With all the anti-drug commercials, how come there aren't any regarding the mentally handicapped and how it is NOT okay to make fun of them??
Have you seen any??

Sara is doing a project on my Grandmother. She was mentally ill. I remember when I was small, she would go away for periods of time. During my Mom's childhood, my Grandma was gone a lot. Mental illness runs in my family BIG TIME. It is no joke. It is terrifying and lonely and misunderstood. I think all of my brothers have it and I KNOW my Mom has it. My oldest sister is EVIL and I think she is bipolar. I try not to cross her because she is a true lunatic and will make your life hell, ruin relationships, and basically be happy to cause you pain.
It is sad.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tests, beds, and trucks

Sorry for the lack of posting. Friday I took off to work on my algebra final, and I had to work on my Economics final Saturday and Sunday. I passed my Algebra, I was so happy!!

Saturday the kids, Hubs and I went and picked out a new mattress and box springs for a King sized bed. We got one of those memory foam ones. It was on sale, but still VERY expensive!!!

My car goes in the shop today. The front end is rattling like crazy and it needs a tune up. I hope the rattle is nothing MAJOR. My sister in law has a car and a truck so she let us use her truck. I drove it today. It is a 4 door Dodge Ram and it is niiiiice. But it is BIG.
Of course it was rainy and dark all the way to work..ugh.
But I made it here safely and that is what counts.

Have a Happy Monday, y'all.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

He tried something new

TC RARELY eats what we cook but tonight he asked for a taco. I HAD to take a photo of this!!

Goings on

Yeah, this morning was fun.
TC kept grabbing my face and I have an ulcer in my mouth and it hurt like a mother.
Finally I popped him and told him to stop it.
He started crying and crying.
I grabbed him and gave him a really tight hug and he was better. He did not go to school yesterday because he was up Sunday night not feeling well. Hubs stayed home with him. I, of course, got less than 4 hours sleep and I was so exhausted yesterday.

A lot of things are going on in my marriage right now. Marriage is never easy.
Prayers are appreciated! I'm not going into detail on this blog but if you read my keepin' it real, you know what it is.

I felt myself starting to get depressed yesterday. I came home and took a hot bath and ate dinner, then I took my laptop to bed. I lurve my laptop!
The kids always gravitate to whatever room I am in, but it was all good.
I love my babies and some days I can't imagine how I would make it without them.
They are my reason for keeping on.

I am hoping for a better day.
Today I am wearing a shirt that says, "Sarcasm is just another free service that I offer."
It fits me so well!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The lake

I took the kids to the lake today because it was not raining. Woo hoo!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

WARNING this is a rant

So if you don't want to hear me complain, just skip this. Mmmmkay?

Yeah, this rain.
It is enough to make a person crazy.
And it finally stopped yesterday but my land is a swamp and my grass is so high, and I am anal-retentive about my grass being mowed. It stresses me out when it is high and I can't mow it.

And TC.
His asthma is back.
It started last night when hubs deleted a DVR'd show TC wanted to watch.
I didn't know it had been erased and I told TC he could watch it.
But then it wasn't there and then he had a huge fit.
For like 30 minutes straight.
With lots and lots of snot and tears.
Finally I just put him in bed.
He scratched and scratched and cried and cried about how he didn't want to go to school the next day, and finally his Melatonin kicked in.

He was up I don't know how many times.
I put more cream on his skin.
Then his wheezing was out of control.
So I had to give him a treatment.
This was before 4 am.

I guess when my alarm went off, I turned it completely off and went back to sleep.
Which means I woke up late.
Then I woke Sara up late.
I tried to fix lunches and get ready and get TC up in about 10 minutes time.

TC wanted to cry and fuss. I told him, "I can't deal with this now. You need to stop so we can get to the bus."

We barely made it to the bus at the daycare, I mean he was about to leave, but we MADE IT.

Then I get to work and my boss..ugh.
I am just not in the mood for her today.
And I am so darn sleepy.

On days like this, I really envy stay at home Moms. At least if I didn't work, I could lay down for an hour or so. But here I am, at work, doing what I do.

But I am NOT happy about it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here I am!

I haven't posted on here in awhile. Sorry.
Between school and home and other crap, I haven't had time.
I have had a lot to talk about though.
I was off work last Friday and my friend Tish came over and we had lunch.
We had the best time!!!

The kids were out of school Monday.
I paid Sara to take care of TC, she made more than the daycare would have charged, but it was worth it to not have to drag TC out early in the morning.

Work has been so S L O W.
I actually worked on Algebra on Monday for over an hour, but I got a good head start on this weeks problems, which are due Friday.
Yesterday I had jury duty and they dismissed us because the case solved out of court.
So I came home and cleaned the floors, did laundry and my internet finally came back up, so I finished up those math problems. Got a 91!!! WOOT!!!
I made chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and spinach for the family last night. I could really dig staying home and just going to school. Unfortunately, we have way to many bills and I carry the insurance.

I have an economics paper due tomorrow so I plan on working on that this evening.
Just this week and next week and I will be out of these two classes, I can't wait!!

TC and Sara are doing good. TC had a little wheezing yesterday but we are having torrential rain and it won't stop so I am sure it is weather related.
The school canceled his field trip today, they WERE going to the TX State Fair. I didn't mention it, so thankfully he didn't know anything about it and didn't get disappointed.

Sara is doing well, but her teen attitude is a bit much sometimes. I love that girl and I realize she will be 14 next month. But sometimes our hormones are at a very high point and we don't get along.
It is rare, though, and I am grateful for that!!!

I have stayed on top of things this week (but I realize it is only Wednesday) and I have actually read an entire book (in 2 days!)!

There is nothing better than kicking back with a good book when it is rainy outside.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's happenin'

Man was I feeling like a bloated cow earlier this week. So I decided to cut back on the sugar, and start walking.

It has rained the last 2 evenings.

Mother Nature is not my friend.

I am making an effort this week to do better in algebra. I had a long talk with my college counselor yesterday and I even cried. I told her how overwhelmed I am with these classes, working, raising 2 kids (one with autism) and I am just OVER IT. She was very understanding. I have another algebra class lined up next. She moved it to the end of my program and I can change it to another math. The only thing is, if I choose to pursue my bachelor's I have to take this second algebra.
I doubt I will go further until Sara graduates.
That is 4 years away and a lot can happen between now and then.
I just know I need a break from math after this class is over.

One thing I am excited about is that I added two psychology classes and I LURVED the last one!!!
Now if I can get through the next 3 weeks and pass this class, it will get better. I hope.

I think my hubby is proud of me for doing well, but at times he has made me feel guilty for not spending more time with him. I told him if he were RICH and I didn't have to work, I would be opening wide for chunky WAY more often!! But I have to work, and go to school, AND do the majority of the housework. So he can get over it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

4 day workweek, school issue

TC was in rare form yesterday. He still has a cough but is feeling better. Sara is coughing too but not running a temp anymore.

I will only work 4 days this week. I hope my kids stay well because I have lunch plans on Friday. My old friend TISH is coming over and I am making her fajitas. I am excited!! And we may have a couple of margaritas too. I don't ever hardly drink anything. But we may have to get a little wild and crazy and have a few sippy sips.

I am a little frustrated about getting hardly any teacher communication. What should I do??
I am wanting to write a little note in TC's folder and ask the teacher for daily feedback.
We discussed this last year, he has the same teacher this year. Except he goes to math and reading in another class.
Still, I want some feedback of his day.
Lord knows he won't tell me much.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Still the sickies

TC started coughing really bad in the last few days. We have been giving him meds like crazy. We are watching him closely because of the asthma. He is acting fine, and finally ate something this evening. I just wish he would go to sleep already!

Sara is doing better. Her teen attitude is shining bright!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sick kid, marriage, cuteness

Sara has been really sick and TC is so worried about her. She had to wear a mask because she was diagnosed with the flu- Type A. He was NOT happy to see her in that mask. He told her, "Sara, can I please see your face?"


Then last night I was laying beside him and I said, "Give me a kiss." And he said, "You may kiss the bride."

I asked him if he is going to get married one day and he said, "Yes."
I asked him who would he marry? And he said, "Sara."
Sometimes he is so cute!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some happy

I got this note from one of TC's teachers yesterday.

Toy is working hard on recognizing color words and numbers 1-10 in my classroom. Tony can identify 1-5 and can read several color words. Tony is listening and following directions well.