Saturday, December 27, 2008

Xmas Aftermath

Christmas was great but I have no pictures ready to post. I do have some tree pics though! Here is R2Tree2 -- the tree of space!

Not great pics but you get the idea! LOL The kids all had a great xmas and so did Steven and I. We got some great gifts and some wonderful family time. Very quiet and relaxed this year. But, I did miss all of my extended family. No one came to visit this year so it was a little weird.

So, in the aftermath of opening presents and playing with toys, I injured myself. Last night, I tripped on a box and slammed my foot into a wooden chair leg. The result? A broken baby toe. Very swollen and bruised but not too bad looking. But it sure does hurt!

So, how was your Christmas? Did Santa bring you anything good? Did you get what you asked for? Were the kids well behaved? Tell! Tell! LOL

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas (Eve)

In case I do not make it to the computer tomorrow, I wish everyone a happy holiday of whatever flavor you celebrate. Be safe. Be happy.

Go HERE to Steven's Blog to see a picture of the WOMs with HOHOHO.! Braeden walked right up to Santa and said "Hi. HOHOHO I want GoGo ChooChoo Train!" He actually asked Santa for the Diego Rescue Railway. Cool. But he did not want Santa touching him! Malachai was totally cool sitting on Santa's lap until I walked away to be out of the picture. This from the boy who does not let ANYONE touch him usually! We were pleasantly surprised and the pic is sooooo cute!

More tomorrow maybe! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A break to say Hi

Well, the tree is finally up, I have baked Gift if the Faeries bread, banana bread and eight different kinds of cookies, the kids saw Santa at the mall, I am done with all of my Christmas shopping and my kid is not doing any more fund raising right now. So, I can take a quick break to say hi!

I swear, I will post pics of the tree of space one day soon. My husband has named it "R2-tree-2" and it is gloriously covered in Star Wars and Star Trek ornaments. We are still in search of the perfect tree topper and are using a curly cue Santa hat right now. And I need to make me a space themed tree skirt one year here..... but it is pretty cool looking. Jenna took pics... I will post them. i promise.

I have to deliver cookie platters to both restaurants tomorrow and to a friend of ours as well. Then, I will start wrapping presents. Wow. It looks like a store threw up in my closet right now. Bags and boxes full of stuff all over the place!

The Wingmen of Mayhem have been active this past few weeks. The youngest WOM is full of shit. Literally. He has taken to protesting nap time by spending an hour or so working up a full diaper and thens tripping naked and playing with the results. Every day. SOOOOOO MUCH FUN. Ha. The older one has been acting so grown up lately that I am not sure what to do. Maybe he has been stolen by aliens and brainwashed..... hmmm......

Jenna's trip to London and Paris has been postponed. There were just too many issues with trying to get all of the money together for all of the students byt he deadlines. So, we are still fundraising, but are planning the trip for 2010 instead. That gives us plenty of time to earn every penny. And not go crazy while doing it!

Speaking of fundraising... I had organized a raffle to raise money. We went and got donations of different things from local businesses and sold tickets. Well, I ended up buying $20 worth of tickets and so did my mom. I won a 6 month membership to a local fitness joint! Sooo excited! They are open 24/7 so I will be able to go in when the kids are asleep with Daddy at night. maybe I can lose the darn weight that i hate so much.... I also won a free cut and color at a local salon! So, now I have to decide what i want to do to the hair! Hubby was so heartbroken when I got my hair cut short last time that I think I will keep it longer this time. It is not too long right now but i don't want to make him cry by getting it cut too much shorter!

Maybe I will finally dye my hair blue like I have always wanted! LMAO.... black with blue tips is what I want but I may setlle for red. Who knows! You will have to check back to find out! LOL

I will post pics of the tree soon and update on how we all are again before Christmas if I get a chance.

Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope your holidays are peaceful and joyous!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Lazy Tracy

So, like, Mama totally sucks. This is Tracy's daughter from over at The Delusional, who has some serious bragging and stuff to do.

In November I wrote a book. It's called The Surface of the Deep, and it weighed in at 87,050 words. My goal was 50K. Woot! I just rock like that. My book is about a revolution on an alien planet, and it parallels the French Revolution. The French Revolution rocks. You can read all about it at my writing blog, As the Plot Thickens, or on the "Surface of the Deep" page at my "official" (ha) website, High on Life. Go! Read! Give me more blog hits!!! Goooooo!!

Oh, yeah. Mom's putting a new playlist on the sidebar. It's our Christmas playlist. It's sort of...okay,'s pretty offensive. Bad language and crap like that. We think it's hilarious and totally kick-butt, but if you don't like rude Christmas carols, pause the playlist when you come to the site.

In other news, London/Paris fundraising is going great. Yay for that. I have $230-and-something-cents, and the first payment is only $215. So I'm set on that. Anything else I make between now and the due date goes to my best friend, who's also trying to go. After the first payment is made, I start putting stuff into my own account again, because the total is close to 3K. Yeah. That would be a lot. Heh.

B tried to kill the TV. He sprayed some sort of cleaning chemical (how he got it, I'm not quite sure) all over it. It fizzled out and died, but thankfully dried out and powered back up later. M also ate half an Asprin today, which was very fun -- not -- for Mama. She was freaking out majorly. I was pretty freaked, too. I swear, these boys are going to be the death of us all. No, I'm kidding -- I love 'em. But still, they're so...boyish.

Mom is sitting here telling me what to post. Everybody tell her that she's lazy.

She says that she's "tired". Uh-huh, sure. Heard that one before. Pfft.

Okay, that's all from me for now.


(PS -- Come visit my sites, please! I need some more hits. Be awesome. Yay!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Snowing!

OK, I know many of you live in areas where snow is no big deal. But, I live in Southern Mississippi. Snow is a HUGE deal here! My daughter actually got a snow day from school! Wow. It has been snowing for the past 3 hours off and on.... mixed with rain. But, we do have a covering on the of it. HAHA

I am loving it. I have only seen snow two other times in my life. Once when I was about 14 in FL and once last winter, here in MS. It's crazy that we have had snow twice in the past year here. It is most unusual.

Anyway! I will update soon. Lots going on here.... just busy busy busy.....

Going to watch the snow fall now.....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Best Post

Okay.... so I have been trying to catch up on all of the blog posts that I have missed reading over the past little bit and I ran across a post that Amalah wrote yesterday. I have gone back and read it about three times now. I have to say that I think this is one of the most well written, thought provoking and heart felt posts that I have ever read. I cried. Those of you who have followed my struggles with Braeden know the heartache I have felt and the fear and anger and just plain worry that I have dealt with. Amalah was there with me. She probably has no idea who I am, but her struggles with her son that have been so similar to my struggles with Braeden showed me that what I was feeling was okay. She carried me through some tough nights. So, reading this post really pushed my buttons. Right now I am trying to decide whether to bawl like a baby or be pissed off.....

Please. Go. Read.

Once agaiin....... bad blogger!

I have been soooooo busy. I know, it's no excuse! But, life got in the way of blogging. I have missed everyone though and will be popping in to all of your blogs soon.

One of the things that has been keeping me busy is writing articles for Associated Content. You can see links to some of my most recent articles on my side bar. Feel free to pop over, read them and let me know what you think! You can comment on the articles themselves or here. I would love some feedback.

My mother and MIL were here for a week for Thanksgiving. We had fun. It was great to spend time just hanging out together. The boys got spoiled rotten the whole week! LOL Speaking of spoiled...... I must confess that my MIL made the fabulous chef coats and hats for the boys' Halloween costumes. I forgot to give her credit so here it is: Great job! I loved the costumes and the boys did too.

Jenna's trip to London and Paris is still on, but has been rescheduled for June. I am fine with that, it gives them time to do more fundraising. Right now we are busy trying to get donations for a raffle they will be holding in a few weeks. We have to get all of the donations ready so the girls can start selling tickets! We hope they make a lot of money on this one....

Steven finally started his blog. It is called Metaphysics and Alchemy.... a cooking blog with some twists probably. Go check it out! He would love to know what you think. His very first post explains the name.....

I promise to be back within the next few days with another post. There has been a lot going on. But, right now, I have to go rescue my 3 year old from the evil clutches of his younger brother.... mwuah hah hah hah!!!!!