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Friday, April 27, 2012

Wind Storm Freebie

Only 3 new releases this week. I tried. OK, so not as hard as I SHOULD have tired. But I did try :) Sometimes, something just has to give. It's been a rough week, special needs wise. Autism is kicking our butt! We are looking into options...

Anyway, click HERE to go to my store. I hope you like the new stuff! I may only have 3, but I like them!!!

Hey there party people!!! What's up in your world?? I hope that everything is good :) Life is ok here. I woke up, and knew that I should be designing. But when Kari texted and asked if I wanted to go walking, I really wanted to go. So, I knew that I wouldn't get all 5 packs done, but so be it...

I got the kids to school, then chatted with CPT after he got back from PT, then headed to walk. It was a good walk, too. Kari and Kim and me and Julia and Erin all went. We walked the loop and chatted the whole way. Lots of different people to talk to. LOL.

We got home, and had about 20 minutes to change and get ready for the movies. Erin didn't go, but Liz and Maggie met us there. We saw, "The Vow". And yeah, I wasn't a fan of the girl's character. I just wanted to punch her the whole time! Like that quote circulating on FB and Pinterest, "If I woke up from a coma, and Channing Tatum said that he was my husband, I'd go with it..." I'm just saying.... I thought she was a brat. We talked about it after, and it's kind of like that after a deployment. Who is this stranger? Why did I marry you? To a small extent, anyway.

We went to Schlotskis afterwords. I know I butchered that name. But I don't feel like looking it up. We got soup and a 1/2 a sandwich, and chatted for about an hour. About special needs, and schools, and teachers, and whatever else came up. Good friends, and good conversations.

Then we headed home. I cleaned the stove for about 30 minutes (I'd already self cleaned it, so I was finishing it off), then it was time for the kids to come home. Then CPT came home. We'd decided that Joe should go to Hockey practice even though he had a baseball game, because Ice time was more "precious" than field time. But Joe was almost in tears when I told him that he was gonna miss his game.

So we decided to let him go to the game. I took Joe and Jim and Eme to the baseball game at 4:45 to make it there at 5:00pm. The game started at 5:30, but they needed to be there early to warm up. CPT was in charge of Jake, and was taking Tom to his game at 7pm. We would stay at the game, and watch Tom's game. I had it all figured out.

Anyway, met Julia and Kari at the baseball game, and we were only about 10 minutes into the game before they called it. Because of wind. We couldn't even see the mountains. No more games for the rest of the night. All canceled. But, on the up side, Joe and CPT could still make it to Hockey.

We hurried and loaded up in the car, and hustled on home. CPT was still there calling people for his baseball team, so as soon as we pulled in the driveway, he grabbed Joe and he and Jake and Tom and Joe headed out. Tom still wanted to go, and Jake had fallen asleep in the backseat for some reason. Strange child.

I had from 6-730 to design and upload to the store and blog. So here I sit. 3 packs designed. And packaged. And loaded to the store. And blogged. And it's only 7:17pm. Oh yeah. I'm good :) But if I was really good, I'd go back and design the other 2 packs, right? Nope, not that good - hehe :)

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breaking and Entering.

So, the migraine endures... But with drugs, it WILL go away... I took more, and waited for it to subside. I got the kids off to the bus, then started to get Jake ready. And ended up having to toss his room while he was in the shower. I found the electronics closet unlocked, and wanted to see if he either had a key, or had something in his room that he shouldn't have. But I couldn't find anything... I did accidentally see him when he got out of the shower, though!!!! Grab a towel next time, dude!!!!!! AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

After CPT went off to work, I chatted with my mom for a while, then hopped in the shower. And then Kim and I went to the beauty school. We got pedicures and I got a fill for my nails. We'd thought about getting our grays covered, but decided that it wasn't quite that bad.

We had a lot of fun at the beauty school. We talked to the nail techs about Miche purses, and about kids, and about this that and the other thing. We were done around 1, and headed to Bassett center.

We went to Wendys for a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger, then to Jewelry Box, and then to Dollar Tree. Then back home. I had about 30 minutes before the bus. Kari and I got Julia's kids from the bus, and we headed to the park. Julia was at the dentist. She was done shortly. We stayed for a few more minutes, then all headed home to get our kids ready for baseball.

I let Jake and Tom stay home, and I took Eme and Joe and Jim with me to the ball park. CPT should be home shortly, I figured. Kim was in charge of dinner tonight, and she brought Taco Bell Tacos (oops for Kari :( ). My kids were happy. Practice was good. We chatted and enjoyed each others company.

And soon it was time to switch fields. The older kids got done sooner than normal. Usually practice goes till 6:30. But it was just 6pm tonight. Sweet! That gave us extra time! And no Cub Scouts tonight, so I was able to go to Jim's practice too.

And then I got the text from CPT that Jake had convinced Tom to help him to take the hinges off of the electronics door. Seriously??? Breaking and entering???? What lengths won't this child go to get electronics???? I really don't know what to do. I'm at my wits end.

Luckily CPT was at home and was in charge and controlling it. I'm glad that I wasn't.

We finished up the 2nd practice, then headed home. I was tired. It had been a long day. The headache was mostly gone. Mostly. I got the little kids to bed, and set to looking for my keys. Did I mention that I couldn't find my car keys? I had to drive the Saturn tonight because I couldn't find my real keys! Oh crap! Plus, it has my mail key on it :(

So, I looked all around the house for it. And still couldn't find it. I cleaned the Suburban out, and part of my room, and my Miche purses. No luck. I still couldn't find it! Tomorrow. I'll look some more tomorrow.

CPT and Jake and Tom got home around 9pm, and we talked about the "stealing" thing, and it didn't go too well. Well, not horrible, but Jake didn't like it. Tom took it ok. But then, he's Neuro-typical.... CPT went to work on his truck, and I blogged. Yeah, that's about it. I'm ready for bed. It's 10:30 pm now, and I'm sleepy. Night, all! See ya tomorrow :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

To Know Me Is To Love Me

I held the migraine off with drugs for most of the day, but just barely. I ended up taking more Imitrex than I was supposed to take. I just took some Motrin, some Excedrine migraine, my Topomax, and a drowsy sudafed. Hopefully I sleep well tonight. It really was good day, despite the headache.... My new Summer Miche catalogs came!!! I love the MAY shells!!!!! Vibrant coral and green and blue colors!!!!!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gardening Guru freebie

Sorry I didn't get to blogging. By the time I got home from the long night at the ball park, I was tired. I was gonna blog in the morning, but I woke up puking at 4am from a migraine! Darn it!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Birthday Bash WordArt

Hey, you guys. So, yeah, um, MIA this weekend. Let me explain. It's been getting increasingly harder to blog over the weekends. CPT seems to like me around. hehe. And doesn't want me to disappear off to the ole computer or something like that. So here's the NEW an improved plan. Over the weekends, if I'm ahead of the curve, I've gonna pre-blog some WordArt. If I'm not, you'll just have to wait till Monday for a freebie. Can you all survive without me for a weekend? I think you can... hehe. Do it for CPT then. ha!

Anyway, it was his Birthday on Saturday!!! He had to wake up super extra early on Saturday morning (3am) for a youth temple trip! He and Tom and Jake were going to ABQ NM to the temple! Of course, Jake refused to wake up. Sigh. That child. CPT didn't mess with him. He took his, "I won't wake up" as a sign of insubordination, and left him. I'm not sure what's going on with Jake and the "I won't wake up", so I'm gonna ask the therapist next time we go...

Anyway, Tom and CPT were out of the house by 4am, and when the rest of the kids and I got up at 7:30am to get ready for ball games, I had 4 for the day. And Aspergers teen, and 4 kids that required adult supervision all day long. Oh the joy. Let the Saturday fun begin!

We had Joe's baseball game at 9, but had to be to the ball park at 8:30am. Kari and Julia (and Corby) were both there, and we all had fun chatting. I'd gotten a bit sunburned the day before, but it had already turned to tan! Oh yeah! Bring on the summer! Now, if I could just lose 30 lbs... hehe ;)

Julia took the little kids and Eme to the next game. It started at 10am. And this game didn't get over until 10:30. AND, I got my first call from my Miche magnet on my car! I was super excited! Yeah me!!!

After the boys' game (Astros), I took all the kids in my Suburban, and Kari and Corby went in her car, and we all headed to the little kids' game (Angels). We made the last 15 minutes of the game. They were adorable. A much different feel than the older kids. hehe. Kim was there, and we all said "hey", and visited for a bit.

I was slightly on edge from parenting Jake all morning long. He really didn't wanna be at the ball park. He was mostly being good. He was just bored. I THINK he had a lighter in his pocket. But he was denying it. And he's too big for me to pat him down if he doesn't want me to. I'd end up hurt. He said it was just a pointer light. He was trying to play catch with Joe and Leo and Corey and Alex. Which was fine and all, but when someone who weighs 230 (and doesn't know how to use their body the right way) tries to play catch with people who weigh 75 lbs, someone is gonna get hurt. It was stressful for me.

Anyway, what I wanted to do when the game got over was to go straight home and sleep. BUT, we didn't have food in the house. SO, we went to the commissary. And grocery shopped. With 4 children. OH yeah, totally living the dream! ha! And they were good, but naughty. And my nerves continued to be grated against. And about 1/2 way thru, the shopping cart was so full, I had to look for an additional one. By the time we checked out, it was $365 worth of groceries. Maybe I should shop for food more regularly.... ha!

We finally headed for home, then I remembered that I had to get a cake for CPT! He wanted a Dairy Queen cake. We've never bought one before, and we have one at the PX, so I ran in real fast. And bought the biggest one I could find. Oh yeah, those things are super spendy! And a box of dilly bars as a reward for kids for helping me carry in groceries. Because they WILL help carry in groceries. LOL.

We got home, and all ate some ice cream. It was hot in the suburban! hehe. Then started the daunting task of unloading and putting away all the groceries. And had about 45 minutes before we had to go to Hockey. Like I said, busy day!

I had just enough time for a part of a Vampire Diaries, then had to turn it off. I got Joe ready, and noticed that Jake had fallen asleep. Yeah, let sleeping dogs lie. We quietly left the house. hehe. I took everyone else, and went to pick up Kari and Leo. And off to hockey we went. We chatted, and the boys skated. And Jim played around in the stands. And the hour flew by. Then we headed back home.

I dropped Kari and Leo off at home, then Kim texted and said that she had some canned food that she didn't wanna take on her move. So I went over to pick it up. And we all went in. And I convinced her to come to Big Lots with me :) I left Eme and Joe and Jim at her house with her Middle schooler babysitter - oh yeah :) Jake was still sleeping :)

I found some Easter clearance stuff for my Miche parties for the ticket drawings, and a few other things that I just had to have. A toy for Boxer, and some cheap soap for the bathroom, and some shampoo that I like. Just typical Big Lots stuff. Oh yeah, and I earned my 20% reward! Score :)

We weren't there that long, really. Then we headed back. I collected my kids, and the canned food, then headed home. Jake had called while I was at Big Lots, wondering where everyone was. LOL. I said I was on my way home. We unloaded the stuff, and CPT called and said that he was almost home. Perfect timing!!!

We got the house straightened up just in time. We cooked Hamburgers for Dinner, then had the Ice Cream cake for dessert. It was a GLORIOUS birthday! And I don't remember the rest. LOL. See, this is why I like to blog each day. I did give all of the boy's (including Leo) hair cuts!

Sunday was a good day. Leo spent the night. And Kari's family and Kim's families came to church!!! That was super neat :)

After church, the power went out. I boiled some chicken and then we BBQ'd it. When the power finally came back on, we watched 2 episodes of Dr Who, then put kids to bed. I worked on cleaning the house for a few hours. I have a party on Tuesday at the house.

And yeah, that's all I can remember! So there, you are mostly caught up. hehe :)

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