Friday, November 28, 2008

I Survived...Almost...Kinda...Well, not really.

I survived! The last four days have been a little bit OVERWHELMING! It all started with JC replacing a piece of door frame around the front door that has been broken for more than a year. Why he chose to replace it now I will never understand. I think he has a little whisper in his head that says, "hey add one more stress to your wife, lets see how much more she can take before she cracks! *evil cackle*" Why does JC replacing molding add stress to me you ask? Because he just hangs the stuff, I then had to paint it. Because the plan was to touch up the rest of the house eventually too, I figured I would just do it while I had the mess out anyway I did not want to have to wash the roller and brushes more than once. So I "touched up" the rest of the house, which turned out to be more of repainting the whole house instead of touching up(That's what you get when you have four boys).

Then I need to shampoo the carpets because we have four boys were having JC's family over for Thanksgiving and I wanted the house to look nice.

I also had another get together I had to cook for, two different classroom parties to cook for, an order of 2 dozen wheat rolls, 2 dozen white rolls and a dozen cinnamon rolls to make for a lady who was purchasing them from me for her Thanksgiving. Wheat rolls, white rolls, cinnamon rolls, coconut cream pie, pumpkin carmel cheesecake, blackberry pie, whipped cream, homemade cranberry sauce, 10 pounds of mashed potatoes, stuffing and a turkey to make for our Thanksgiving. Plus all the grocery shopping and rounding up all the supplies like tables and chairs, napkins, table clothes etc. Clean my house and keep my kids entertained so they would not destroy the house again. On top of all the normal everyday tasks like preparing meals, doing laundry, cleaning house, wiping noses, making beds, getting kids to and from school....

But I did it! I survived it all, with a cold even and no caffeine almost. I had all the clean up done and fell into the bed at midnight only to be woke up at 1:00am with a croupy child, to go back to bed at 2:00am after said child's breathing treatment, to get up again at 3:45am to brave the masses for Black Friday shopping! Which wasn't for Christmas but for Sunday clothes for Vootz who has a tendency to completely out grow his clothes overnight and always with three or four weeks to go before his Birthday or Christmas. Just long enough he can't wait for the new clothes to be a gift without having to miss a month of church. I was back home in bed by 6:30 and up again at 7:00 to get Buzz breakfast, 7:20 to get Rub breakfast, 8:00 to tell Vootz to be quiet, 9:00 to go pee, and 10 to tell the people at the door "No Thank you"... Sleep? I don't need no stinking sleep! Caffeine? I don't need no stinking caffeine either!... Psharrr! Ya right and monkeys might fly out of my butt too!

Hello, my name is Kiwi and I am an addict. I fell off the wagon today when I ahem had to go to Home Depot for a new door knob and somehow ended up at Sonic with a large diet Coke in my hand which I am pretty sure was consumed entirely with one long swallow. Though I am not entirely certain because as soon as the liquid gold hit my lips time stood still and I felt like I was floating away on fluffy, white, cottony clouds... The good news is it had been weeks with no caffeine at all and my heart was doing better and everyone in my house is still alive. The bad news is I have to get passed the "craving" stage all over again, my heart is going a little haywire tonight and I am wide awake when I should really be sleeping, but hey, who needs sleep anyway?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

NaNaNaNa, NaNaNaNa, Nonese..ense

The title of this post really doesn't have anything much to do with the contents contained here in. I just have that tune stuck in my head. A couple of updates real fast before I head off to bed...

1. I have been caffeine free for so long I can't remember how long it's been! 18 days, 2 hours and 14 min. I have yet to do any too much harm to any innocent bystanders. The lack of caffeine is also why at only 10:15 I am heading off to bed when I would usually be up until well after midnight. The medication, no caffeine, and less sodium, seem to be helping the heart issue, so hopefully things will continue to get better.

2. In the last two weeks I have only had TWO sodas, both sprite and both small. (Again the sodium thing.)

3. Both my boys made honor roll and have had perfect attendance. Buzz was sick for a few days, running low temp at night, cough, sore throat, runny nose. No temps in the morning and said he was fine. He fought me tooth and nail to go to school. How is a mom suppose to argue with a first grader who INSISTS on going to school? The next week he was still not well and I made him stay home and he threw HUGE tantrums because I would not let him go to school. This week he is still NOT well but is going to school. I have not been able to get him to his doctor because he is in India visiting his family. The same thing happened last year when Buzz got strep REALLY bad, the doctor was in India. I told Buzz he needs to start scheduling his sick days around Doctor A's vacations. He did not think mommy was funny.

4. On to more exciting news, well at least for me. Remember this post? I finally made page one of Google search for "Don't Pee On My Floor!" Also page one for Kiwimoncur! I feel so Legit! Woo Hoo! I love you Google! I'd like to thank my husband and boys who made all this happen. without you I would have no totally embarrassing dirt to tell the entire web audience , I would also like to thank all ten thousand of my loyal readers...tap tap is this thing on? Hello? Hello, anyone out there? Can you hear me? *crickets chirping*

NaNaNaNa, NaNaNaNa, Hey, Hey, Hey Good Bye!

Friday, November 7, 2008

If You Give A Mom A Muffin...

This very true little story came to me via email from my Dad's wife. You mom's will totally relate.

If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her four-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan dinner. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Games People Play

I was tagged by JC's cousin Maria. I love her and her family. She has the cutest boys ever! (Her blog is private so I am sorry you will have to take my word for it.) Her parents are the sweetest people you will ever meet, and I have a lot of respect for her and her homemaking skills.

*5 Things I was doing 10 years ago...
1.) Adjusting to life as a newlywed
2.) Looking for a job
3.) Playing a lot of cards with Russ and Willow
4.) Going to the Gym with Russ and Willow as an excuse to come home and sit in the Hot Tub
5.) Learning how to live with JC

*5 Things on my "To-Do" list today...ok, h'bout tomorrow?
1.) Mop
2.) Laundry
3.) Wash bedding
4.) Iron Church clothes
5.) Play a new board game with the boys

*5 Snacks I enjoy...
1.) Jalapeno cheese bread
2.) diet pepsi
3.) Yorks
4.) Chocolate donuts (chocolate pop tarts will work in a pinch)
5.) McDonalds Apple Pie

*5 Things I'd do if I were a Millionaire...
1.) Pay off our debt
2.) Buy a house on land
3.) Buy a car
4.) Help out my family and friends
5.) help people anonymously, just because i can!+ditto

*5 Places I've Lived...
1.) California

*5 Jobs I've Had
1.) Waitress
2.) retail clerk
3.) secretary
4.) medical assistant
5.) bookkeeper

*5 People I tag
1.) Karrie
2.) Syndie
3.) Karen
4.) Lacy
5.) Beyla

If At First You Don't Succeed...Your Heart Will Go Haywire and Your Doctor Will Wag His Finger At You!

I have not made a post in a while because I have been a little "postal" haha. No seriously I have been a little on edge. I finally decided to My doctor is making me! kick the soda habit for good. I cut back to a can a day for a week, then to a 1/2 a can a day for two days then none at all. It has been 5 days now with absolutely no soda. Except for the gulp of JC's Mt. Dew I swigged at lunch yesterday out of pure desperation, which made me immediately gag. I cannot stand that stuff, Icky, Eww, Yucky, Gross! I have tried many, many times to kick this habit and have failed miserably at every attempt. Not this time! I am going to do it! Not that I have a choice My neighbor, Dub's Gweg, offered me a diet Dr. Pepper this afternoon and as hard as it was I said No, thank you. Then he had to bring out the big guns and tempt me with a diet Pepsi, and as hard as it was I stood strong. Then I came in the house and started eating and drinking anything I could find to satisfy my craving for a soda. In the last 5 hours I have consumed:
3 glasses of ice water
1 apple
1 chocolate chip Pop Tart
hamburger pie
2 glasses of milk
1 box of sour patch kids
a bite of Creme brulee (gagged, again)
6 Oreos
another glass of milk
a lollipop
a banana
a glass of Tang
a piece of gum
and a York

I still want a Pepsi! I am sick to my stomach and so full I had to take my pants off which would not be bad if they weren't yoga pants but I am about ready to jump in the truck and go to the AM PM just for an ice cold diet Pepsi. I will not however because that would require putting my pants back on I HAVE WILL POWER! I WILL BEAT THIS ADDICTION!
I will focus on the future. On tomorrow. On Breakfast! On chocolate donuts! One habit at a time folks, one habit at a time.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Public Service Annnouncement

Just a reminder to all of you in the USA...