Friday, August 29, 2008

Competitive Bones

When God made me, He didn't give me the "competitive bone". I know for some people that is completely unbelievable. For them, competition is just a way of life. But for me, I could live every day of my life, for the rest of my life, without ever competing in any sporting event or game that requires a "go get 'em" attitude to win. Maybe it's because while I was growing up, I had such a bully of a brother and it was him that drove it out of me. Both of my parents have very strong over bearing personalities and maybe that had something to do with it. Or, maybe it was because I was the baby and I got "babied" a lot as a child. I don't know, maybe it's because I'm just a drag...
but that's not the way I see myself! I still like to be at events and I will even participate and play because I do enjoy the opportunity to spend time with people... and truthfully, I do enjoy winning. That is why no matter where I am, if it involves teams, I always want to be on my husband's team because he's just one of those guys who usually wins. And I have to be honest when I say that my husband has been known to "cheat for me" by not playing as good as he can just so I will win because he's just a DORK like that. But he's my Dork and I love him. I just don't want to play against him at Yahtzee... EVER... okay, maybe once in awhile, just not a lot. :0)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Need a Personal Assistant

Do you ever feel like you need someone right there to pick up all the slack in your life? How about those times when you have 500 thousand things that need to be done and just when you think you finished... there's just one more thing?! Grrr...
Recently, my hubby left his Cooshy "Work from Home" job as he is now the Children's Pastor at our church. His now position is WONDERFUL!!! We couldn't be happier. God is SO GOOD!!! However, there were a lot of benefits to him staying at home all day. Like- I hate to admit this, but, I NEVER had to do laundry. I know, everyone gripes about laundry, and I'm with ya. It was just that since Rich was here all day, he just did it for me. I CERTAINLY wasn't about to complain. Now, I have to do it. With him being home al day, he kept up on the housework. I still did the CLEANING, he would just keep things picked up. Now when I get home from work, there are dishes in the sink, clothes and the floor... you get the picture. And that's just the home life. I could go on and on with school work, yard work, errands, bills, extra curricular activites, social life, spiritual life, work... and the list goes on and on.
It's funny... I always thought I woud make the best Personal Assistant to any successful person, but now I think I'm that person and someone just needs to assist me! :0)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Blues

I don't know if I'm "a little bit weird" here, but, I have to say that sometimes, most of the time, on my day off, I get the BLUES!!! This morning was pretty much the same as any other. I woke up to get Belle ready for school and before I knew it, I felt the "heaviness" that I have come to describe as "Monday Blues". Throughout the day I have to fight to stay "up". Richie asks me what's wrong and I really don't have a good answer for him. Atleast he's a good enough guy to stick it out with me and not throw it in my face like some people I know would do. As a mom, I know that children do better when they have a set schedule. Maybe I'm still a kid at heart and I just need my schedule to keep me happy. I don't know. All I can say here is it's only 5:06 pm and there's still plenty of Monday left.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

3 Miles to Victory

Yes, that's right. Three miles. I know that doesn't seem like much, and really for Rich and I, it wasn't that bad, but BELLE? She had a hard time with it. Tonight I asked my hubby to take me to LaFortune park so we could go for a walk. Once we got out there, we were pleased that they have a nice "Jogging trail". When we started out, I thought we would walk really hard for 30 minutes and then go get some dinner. Little did I know that one time around the trail was a 3 mile trek. After we started, I realized we were in for a serious exercise and you have to be committed because there really is no way you can quit. The trek takes you way far away from your car, so even if you turn back, you still would end up walking a long way. About 1 mile in, Belle started getting really rosey cheeks and she had a serious cramp in her side. We had to do a lot of talking to keep her in it with us. Several times, she wanted to quit, but we wouldn't let her. When we rounded the last bend, some 50 minutes later, we were so happy. Belle was whimper laughing... if you are a parent, you know what that is.:0) Needless to say, it was great exercise and we told Belle she better get used to it, because we are going to be doing a lot more exercise from now on.

Friday, August 22, 2008

cute, cuddly AND COSTLY!!!

I have these adorable little chihuauah's. The fawn colored one is Shiloh (he belongs to Belle) and the chocolate one is Kitty (she's mine). We have had them for about 3 months now and every day we have so much fun with them. We have such a good time playing with them and cuddling with them and we love showing them off to all our friends and family. Often, I say about the puppies that they are "cheap entertainment" because they are so sweet. BUT, in reality, that isn't the truth. We have spent more money on these two pup's than we ever have on any other family pet. With shots and food, we never leave the pet store without scratching our heads as we look at the receipt and tonight we bought flea treatment adding up to a whopping $90.00 total. It won't be too much longer and we'll be shelling out a coulpe hundred dollars to get them fixed... does it ever end? Oh yes... I will say that they are CUTE, they are CUDDLY... but they definately are COSTLY!!! Can I get a witness?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Burning Little Tingles

Okay, I'll admit, I can be pretty obsessed from time to time. In this "chapter" of my life... yes, I definately am obsessed. You see, recently I discovered that I am developing varicose veins. YEECH! I know, it's hereditary and, no, it's probably not quite as big of a deal as I am making it out to be, BUT... I don't have to like it. In fact, I googled varicose veins and found that there is really nothing you can do to stop them... since they're hereditary. But, there are a few ways you can prevent them. For one, I am walking... a lot. Exercising your legs can help with the circulation. I have also started taking vitamins. They say that grape seed extract is a natural anti-oxidant which is good for vein health. And as I go through the day, I elevate my legs when I can and I picked up a pack of support hose... but I won't even think about wearing those until it gets a little bit cooler. I think I am going to call the doc and have them looked at eventually. But until then, I have to say, the thing that I always thought was so ridiculous is sneaking up on me. It's that "getting older" thing and I am starting to see the effects of it.