Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quick update

I took this out of an email to a group I belong in that way killing 2 birds w/ 1 stone.

Well 1st I have been mia for a few weeks as I have been fighting w/ AT&T U-Verse. I paid my bill and they credited it my old - closed phone account. I then was disconnected... Yes you read right. So they found my $ credited my account but because they disconnected me they could not reconnect my old # or my email. And I have to wait until Monday for them to come out as they are booked solid. I was so MAD! Yes they have credited my account and have made me promises etc.... Well so I am using the neighbor's wireless connection and my cell phone. This started when I called to cancel my cable part. Grr!!!

OK Here is my update

Logan - In a gym and swim class at the Y. He is doing great! He is in 4T clothes and been sleeping in his bed and staying there almost every night.. Yippee!!!!

Faith - Doing dance and Scouts. She starts soccer soon. She has been on ADHD meds for 3 months and it is amazing how she is doing in school. I have noticed that she is more whiney and weepy on these meds. Our Dr said that may have always been there but w/ adhd she may have not been able to show that side of her. But she is doing well.

Alli - She will be 13 in less than 2 months. She swears she is moving in permanently in June. I guess I have heard this before and her mom will buy her attention, love etc and she will stay there. I know she is just looking for the love of her mom and that her mom uses this to keep her there so she doesn't lose the child support and maid services. I also know that Alli sometimes tells us lies and so we can't take everything she says as fact. Just a very hard situation.

Stephanie - Is doing great. She has 3.97 gpa at college and working. Her b/f and her are leaving tomorrow for Florida. We are still doing our weekly lunch dates and talk almost every day on the phone. Her b/f is such a nice guy and they really seem to really made for eachother. Where one is weak the other is strong. There is a possibility that she may get laid off but her b/f and her have put a lot of $ in an account and are prepared for it. Also if this happens she will have unemployment and can focus more on school.

Jimmy - He has heard it looks like they will close about 6/15... At least that is what is being said. He will get a 6 week severance package and an additional $1000 if he stays until the end. He then can get hired by the company that American Express outsources to. So we are waiting to see as a lot of his coworkers are going to Arizona or looking elsewhere. There isn't much out there so we are in hopes that he can get a supervisory type position. So keep him and the job dilemmas in your prayers.

Me - Well I have started working out. We traded our PS3 for a Wii and we bought Wii Fit. Plus I have tons of DVD's etc. So I am shooting for at lest 4 times a week. Work is going great. I got a raise and I also got 20% stock dividends and 15% profit sharing. We had a very good and strong 2008 and my company was in the Fortune 500 top 10 in several areas. We are employee owned and I have good job security. I have not been doing much with PartyLite but am going to start as with hubby's employment issues I want to make sure we are secure.

So I think that is about everything and things are good.

I hope everyone is doing great.

Take care


Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once." Lillian Dickson

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Exercise and health

Well I have made the correct decision to get off my fat rear and start moving! It has been a rough year. We have all taken turns being sick and I am ALWAYS tired. So increased my caffeine and then I don't sleep. What a vicious circle. So I had a stomach bug and made a decrease in caffeine. I have decreased my caffeine over 75%. I then had a rough several days as Faith was really sick. She started w/ a fever Saturday and it kept getting worse. Monday at the clinic after Tylenol was still 103.5 and after many tests to make sure it wasn't something else - Faith has bronchitis. She was having breathing treatments and antibiotic. She finally went back to school today.

While I was off with her I decided to use my Wii and the "My Fitness Coach" and get started. Did get on the scale and wow 15 lbs added since Summer. So I was a little worked up as I am almost as heavy as I was when pg w/ Logan and Steph. So after doing my measurements and doing a fitness test I really realized I am obese and out of shape! Time to make some changes!!!! So today was day # 3. 30 min work out every day. I am a little sore but I will get beyond that.

I totally feel as of late like I am drowning. I have missed a lot of work with everyone being ill.... So then I get behind and bogged. That creates stress and then I bring that home... etc.... Another vicious circle. So today I cleaned my desk at work and organized the mess. YES I do have a LOT of work to do but at least now I feel like I can do it.

Today - Weather sucks! It looks like December or January over 5 inches it looks like yuck! Spring can't get here soon enough. But we are all home safe and warm. And we all have our jobs and health. So not a complete waste. And with the snow it will make spring beautiful as it will melt.

Tomorrow Faith has a Girl Scout Rally. I am helping out with it. So I really must get to bed as tomorrow we may go to a hockey game too. I am thinking Saturday would be better but hubby really wants to go tomorrow. Saturday I have another scouting event at a museum on an aging exhibit. The girls have to do some sort of scavenger hunt.

So I may try and post some pics. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Carrie I hope that you are staying dry, warm and off the roads tonight.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Dells and Definitely not Farmer in the ...

OK here goes making small post and will add to it as I have started many many times...

We recently went to the Dells and stayed @ Chula Vista. Here are some pics.


Also had a wonderful time. Here is a link to where we stayed:


Monday, November 3, 2008

Wow... I need more time

I remember posting a bit ago and I know so much has happened but I have no idea where, how to star so this may ramble a bit. Let's see, I will start w/ kids oldest to youngest....

Steph is still going to school at ITT and she has 96% or more in all her classes. The trimester is almost over and that means finals are coming up and she is flipping out over them. She has a new boss and is very happy about that as her old one was a write up freak. She loved the power of being a supervisor but had no idea how to be one. She turns 20 on Thurs.

Alli was here from Weds through Friday. Her mom was being a freak again. Last week was pick up day for fundraising. Well NO ONE in her mom's family bought anything. Isn't that odd seeing that they bought from her stepbrother when he had a fund raiser going... AND people 100 miles north and further bought. Well she forgot to let us know that we were supposed to have money at the time it was to be picked up. She told us on a Sunday night and it needed to be picked up on Monday afternoon. Yeah ok... Well Alli was upset and crying etc. The head of the PTO called and asked if her mom could write a check as she was not actually cashing any until Nov 10th. But the answer was no. So the head of the PTO after talking to me realized that I wasn't trying to stiff anyone but that the info never gets to us here and so she wrote a check and I was picking Alli up Weds afternoon so I would pay her then. Well Alli's mom picked up the stuff and then an hour later brings it back to the school flipping out saying people are talking about her. Well if they were not after that they would be. Yikes what a freak. poor Alli has to to this school and her mom throws a temper tantrum at her school. Over what... Over the fact that I must have said something to these people as she was not looked in the eye when she picked it up. These people have hundreds of orders to get to everyone and they could less about her but yeah she was being picked on. She is the one that needs the rubber room. WOW! Then she called my husband and was yelling at him. Poor Alli called a few times during this crying. But again it is her choice to stay living with her mom. We did have a few nice days with her including Halloween. We also saw her cheer/poms at the basketball game after school the day we picked her up. Another day of dealing with her mom. Who talks to me like I am a child and don't understand. Hmm I have an almost 20 yr old and I am 40. She is 32 and her oldest is Alli who she treats like an alien as her husband and his kids are treated like royalty. OK off that... after 4 days Alli went back home. I hate to see her leave as I know she goes home to the craziness there - not that we don't have craziness but we are not mean.

Faith... Well she had a positive diagnosis for ADHD. Not even a little surprising to any of us. She started meds today and I can see if things continue as with these pills today they will be changing them. She was almost more hyper and she is having problems falling asleep. Otherwise she is Faith. She is in dance and scouts and today there is no dance as they are setting up stuff tonight at the town hall that she has dance in for the election tomorrow.

Logan, Please give this kid some sleeping pills. He doesn't sleep and when he does never long enough and he is a beast! A cute adorable beast but beast none the less. LOL He is bratty and then he smiles and laughs. He is so much like my bother.. And my thinking is probably like what my hubby was like but no one says yes or no to that.... I just would like him to not be so sassy and sleep when he and I need him to. 10 days and he will be three and he is way in the trying 3's. He tries every day to see if I will be sent to the psych ward. I may be getting close.

Hubby - He is still liking his job and hopes to go bow hunting this weekend. he is doing ok but there are days I'd hang him up with his son. They both are frustrating....

OK to me. Work at my day job is great and my new boss is still good. And PartyLite is good too. I just need a few parties as I want to have 6 this month so I can earn some free 2009 product. Oh there are some nice new things coming in 2009.

I do need sleep. So I am going to try and get some early as Faith is now asleep and Logan is laying down.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Good morning

Wow it is true I am getting ready for work and felt I had to put this in writing... I WEIGHED myself and as it was not quite as bad as I thought it would be it was bad enough. And for some this # probably is OMG huge or that isn't that bad but for me it MUST be a turning point. I weigh on scale 199 and the other 200. I was wearing pants and the scale that I weighed 199 is the more accurate scale and has half pounds. So I will put 199, but it is time to take responsibility and get HEALTHY! I have diaabetes that runs in my family and I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Faith. So it is time to really make the decision to get healthy and stay healthy.

I have to leave for work in 15 minutes and still have to get 3 people out of bed and curl my hair but I just felt that I NEEDED to write.

Thanks for listening (reading)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

To catch up on the week

Well Over the weekend I had 2 PartyLite shows and I have several to enter. What a job that will be. This weekend was a weekend w/ Alli. I actually drove to get her and it was raining Friday - all the way there and back. That made a it a very long evening. We carved pumpkins and I will upload the pics in the next few days with others as well. (I have pics from my nephews wedding the weekend before) Sunday hubby took Alli home and I did not want to go with as I had way too much to do. 2 days later haven't finished any of it. I feel like I am on a treadmill going nowhere fast! I sure hope this feeling goes away soon.

Monday my new boss started at my location and that is good as my desk has NEVER been so messy or so full of papers. I like him a lot. He seems to be better equipped to be somewhat sociable. And I am sociable. I need social contact. Tomorrow we are going to lunch together. This is a good thing maybe we can talk about where I want to go with the company and maybe he will take me seriously.

Things have just been soo very busy but as you see I wasted a ton of time moving my entry from AOL. I copied and pasted and my pics didn't transfer but I have until 10/31 and if they don't... oh well. I did have fun rereading some of the surveys. Funny that my answers would be different on some questions. I also feel saddened by my gain of weight and worse yet by the fact that I know I have done it and not stopped it. AND not even stepped on a scale. I own two! I know that there are some changes I need to make and ONLY I can do that! But today it will not happen! BUT tomorrow is a NEW day!

Well I did catch up on Grey's last night. So maybe Thursday I will actually watch it or maybe let the DVR box record. I have to say I like fast forwarding through the commercials.

OK to bed I go as it is late and I am bushed.

Previous AOL stuff

These area all of my previous posts from my AOL journal. So if you have read these in the past you can ignore these.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Wow what happened and why???
Exhausted Private Practice

OK I guess AOL has called it quit to journals. I followed Linda to a blog are and joined.


I have been so busy between work and work # 2 PartyLite and the kids and life in general... I will try to get more active on the blogspot.

Take care

I can be reached at kurby_68@att.net

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 10/2/08 8:34 AM
I know! I'm upset because I left blogspot because adding photos was a miserable thing there...hope it's better now. I have an old diet journal there HA that I never hardly used and than I found this place. Now 2 years of stuff here that I want to keep may be lost. Cory is working on saving it for me because we all know how moving journals can go. I just don't put my trust in them at all. I have a lot of Nic's stuff in here I don't want to lose. I will be there too...just don't know when for sure. Prob in a few weeks or so.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Busy busy and busy.
Quiet Brewer Game

Busy busy and busy.

1st we have had Alli ALL summer and unfortunately have not convinced her to stay permanently because she is scared to start all over with a new school, friends and activities. I do understand but I so worry about the time that she is home and how she is treated but she is 12 and can make up her own mind.

I stopped working at Old Navy after 1 yr the last week of May. And we moved on June 7th. As the weekend before I had my nieces graduation. Faith turned 7 and we had a late party. We both did the Bellin run and I lived through the over 6 miles. WOW!!!!

Faith was in soccer and loved it. She will be in a different school. She is excited but scared. But all in all she had a great day. New school, new friends and a bus ride. She was so excited after school. And she was sooo tired she fell fast asleep. A good day.

A couple of weeks ago Logan and Faith were on vacation at my sister's (their aunt.) And they loved it. My sitter requested 1 week vacation when her other child that she watches was in Florida. So it worked perfectly as my sister has been begging to have my kids for a week all summer. Her kids are grown and she so loves my kids as much as I love hers. I liked not having the kids as I could do and get things done I couldn't normally do but it was so quiet and the house stayed clean and hubby and I could do anything any time we wanted but we didn't any more than we usually did... we were still too tired. On top of which I had a touch of a stomach bug.

All in all a very very busy and long summer and I am happy that school started and hopefully we can get back into a normal schedule again.

I also have joined PartyLite. I have done 2 parties and have 6 more on my books. I am waiting for my link / webpage and then I will post it. If anyone ever needs to order anything let me know. I love the discount and the products so I decided to give it a try.
Logan will be 3 in November and has beyond caught up on speech. From being 9 - 12 months behind he is now about 1 to 1 1/2 yrs ahead. They figure about 4 to 4 1/2 yrs old in speech. He is very smart and so terrible 2's and trying 3's. :) I love it!

Then Stephanie. Work is going great! And she has decided to go to college. She is excited. We spent Saturday together. We went to Olive Garden and the mall and then to a movie. "Mama Mia" It was GREAT!

Hubby is loving the job. His new (old employer) job is going great and he loves it!!! And I love the bonus/commission checks. We may finally start to get ahead.

So right now besides catching up on bills and just trying to remember where and when I have to be somewhere is what I do. And I will have a new boss as mine was promoted. So day by day things will keep going.

I hope you are all doing well. I did make a myspace page just for PartyLite. Check it out. And CARRIE want to have a party... I guarantee you'd have fun and get a tone free... And better yet... we'd get to see eachother.


I will try and upload pics from Faith's first day of school and a few other....

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• #2 Comment from linnpooh 9/2/08 11:49 PM
It was nice catching up with you....you've had a full summer!! I haven't been to a Party light party in years, I can remember that they had really nice things. I'll be doing a lot of decorating....so I may look through things :) I hope you are successful with it! I used to sell Avon years ago and only had one major problem.....I was my own best customer LOL! :)

Pooh Hugs,

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 9/2/08 10:57 PM
I will think on that party thing. I love partylite :D I will let you know. It won't be this month for sure..have a lot goingon with Stefan and Alex's car and ugh! SO much this month! I bet Kim loved having the kids over. What are her kids all doing now? Did they all go to college? Do you have any current pics of them. It's been YEARS since I seen them. Sounds like you guys have all been busy busy! Glad you got an entry in...I have been wondering what's been going on with you all :D

Monday, September 1, 2008 ABC's of me.
Chillin' WWE - Yuck!

This is from Lindapooh's journal and I am going to so try and get an entry and update you on the summer. I had not realized it was May the last time I wrote here. Wow indeed...

A is for age: 40.....

B is for beer of choice: I don't like any - How about RootBEER.

C is for career right now: Finance assistant and PartyLite Consultant... Oh and MOM & Wife. LOL!

D is for your dog's name: None

E is for essential item you use every day: My comoputer

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Big Brother & Grey's Anatomy

G is for favorite game: Canasta!

H is for hometown: Wabeno

I is for instruments you play: I know what notes there are and where but don't really play anything.

J is for favorite juice: Orange or Cranberry.

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick: Hmm right now... NONE

L is for last restaurant you ate at: Olive Garden

M is for marriage: I married my soul mate almost 5 yrs ago.

N is for Number of Piercing's: 4 in each ear - There used to be 5 in each but let the ones in the cartilage close

O is for overnight hospital stay: Cesareans. With my kids. Sleepless nights as they always bother you

P is for people you were with today: My kids and hubby

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: Hmmm I RARELY ever have wuiet time. But when I do it is when I like to watch a movie or read a book of my choice.

R is for biggest regret: Not spending more time with my mom.

S is for status: Happily married.

T is for time you woke up today: 6 the 1st time... !

U is for what makes you unique: Independent and a force not to reckon with.

V is for vegetable you love: Broccoli

W is for worst habit: Yelling

X is for x-rays you've had: Many and don't know if I remember them all.

Y is for yummy food you ate today: Cheddarwurst and corn on the grill

Z is for zodiac sign: Leo

Saturday, May 24, 2008 Ugh!!! Life
Frustrated Friends

Wow... what can I say. I worked 2 nights at Old Navy and Faith had soccer practice. What a week. We also have checked out places to rent... We found a couple we fell in love with. And are waiting to see what happens w/ the one we want the most. Say a few prayers. It is a 3 bedroom townhouse. In a better neighborhood and a nicer school district. And it will cost us a lot less in the long run as the utilities are less than 1/3 of what we are paying now.

They were sad to see my resignation but they understand. I told them maybe in the fall after school starts I will maybe work every other Sat or Sunday. Jimmy starts his new job Tuesday. Can't wait for the real pay checks instead of unemployment.
Next weekend is my nieces graduation. I am pumped but just want to know that we will be able to move that weekend after. I feel so torn and pulled on everything. Tonight I just felt like I could lose it. Too much stress sometimes. I am waiting to join the fitness center until I know that we have a place as I hate to spend money we may need. I hate waiting!

The girls are at Stephanie's tonight. She wanted to play big sister. I then was asked to sit my friend's son. The boys played and are now fast sleep. Jimmy playing his game. I just love the sound of guns and grenades etc... Tomorrow I will pick the girls up and maybe get to see my friend Katie. I miss her. But she has been dealing with a lot and being 40 miles away makes it tough. And both of our schedules...

Did I mention that my wash machine died... If not... you now know. So I was at the laundromat Sunday while hubby went grocery shopping. It saved us 1 1/2 hrs. And then my friend came over. Jimmy grilled out and we hung out. Faith and Emma played. They are both bossy... It was an interesting afternoon.

Well I probably have more to write but am too tired to think. I will write more this weekend... Have a little time seeing have a 3 day weekend.

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• #2 Comment from linnpooh 8/1/08 6:44 PM
Hi Kallie,
I'm just dropping by to say hi and to reconnect since I finally have a computer again! I hope that life is treating you well and that your summer is warm, sunny, and full of smiles.

Thanks for the support since my fire, it has meant a lot to me.

Pooh Hugs,

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 5/24/08 8:31 AM
Ok make sure you post pictures of your new place! It's never any fun MOVING but the fun starts when you actually get to enjoy you new place. Good to hear it's in a better school district too. I hope you get the one you want. OH I remember the laundry mat visits! It cost SOO much! I could not believe it! Cory got the washer fixed really quickly after I mentioned the price lol. Good luck!

Thursday, May 15, 2008 I am still alive

Man this is been a rough week. I keep starting to write this and at one point I had it all done and poof!!!! It was GONE!!! I was so angry and tired as it was 11 PM and I should have been sleeping.

Things have been ok just busy and crazy. Normal for me. 1st good news!!! Jimmy (dh) got a job. It is with a company that he used to work for but then part of the company split off to form a new company. He was part of the spin off so then he didn't work for them any longer. He was called for an interview the next day. He went in at 12:45 left at 1:30 and @ 5:30 was offered the job. The $$ is better and a chance for bonuses/commissions on top of what he makes. Benefits start from day 1. One less stress. I don't care for the hours but then beggars can't be choosers. He will get done @ 7:00PM. But there are NO weekends!

Friday we went to a co-workers wedding. It was beautiful. And it was a nice time for Jimmy and I to be away from the kids. Poor Logan just bawled when I left him @ my friend Nichole's. We switch baby sitting. He stopped as soon as we left. We stayed until after the grand march and then we went home and changed our clothes (Mainly because my feet were killing me in my new shoes) and then we went to the casino. We only go a few times a year and seeing that we spent less on the wedding etc. It was good as we won $80.

I picked the kids up early Sat. Morning as we were meeting Stephanie and her b/f Parker for brunch. It was nice. Then I got my Mother's Day gifts. A pair of New balance Tennies and a workout outfit. I will be styling. We went home and Dh, Logan, Faith and I ALL took a nap. Then we went to the mall and grocery shopping. Woohoo we know how to party it up… Sunday seeing that my kids wanted me. I got up and we ate the new cereal that they wanted. Captain Crunch that turns the milk blue. (By the way you clothes and mouth too) Then we lounged as that is what I wanted. We run way too much and I wanted quiet. I got an Ipod for using while workout. See a pattern here… I am joining a fitness center this week. So they are helping me. Good kids and dh. Dh and kids cooked and cleaned. And Alli called me to wish me a happy mothers day. She said happy mothers day and in the background you could hear her mother say happy stepmothers day. Witch!!! And she said I love you and I heard a snort in the background - what a hurtful and rotten woman. But I am not going to dwell as it was a great day.

We are also moving. We were going to buy the house we were living in but as time goes by and it nickels and dimes us to death as well as falls apart we have decided that it is not a good financial decision to stay so we are moving sometime between now and 6/15. We are packing and when we find a place we will move. I HATE moving but I am excited to be moving. I think that the house has ghosts and I don't mean literally I just thing the house comes w/ baggage and memories and I think we need to move on. We are going to rent and maybe in a couple years we will look at buying.

I am putting in my 2 week notice to Old navy "AGAIN" Though this time I won't stay. It is too difficult w/ dh going to be working until 7 PM as we would have to find a sitter and then it would cost more than I get paid. I will drop my notice off tomorrow when I pick up my schedule. I like the job, I like over half of the employees and I love the discount but it is hard w/ a family and a full time job. So it is time to close that chapter in my life. I also want to go back to school even if it means online classes. So that is my next thing to look into. 1st I want to get moved, get exercising and then we will add school.

So the kids have had colds and so has dh & I but yesterday the school called me as Faith was crying in pain and wanted me. So home I went and to the dr we went. She has a very bad inner ear infection and antibiotics were prescribed. She also starts soccer tonight. It is 1st practice/meeting. The dr said no school but as long as she was up to it soccer was ok as she will have been on it for over 24 hours. Logan is crabby and snuffly so hopefully it will go away soon and not turn into something else.

So that is about it. I hope. After writing this and starting to write this I should have it straight but I took allergy meds and I worked the last 2 nights @ ON and I am SO tired!

Hope everyone is well.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 5/15/08 6:36 PM
Great news! Glad to hear he got a job..hopefully he really likes it. It's so hard to work someplace when you hate it. AND glad to hear your going to ONE job now. That had to be stressful for you. Nice gifts too ;) I love my ipod...it was wonderful while working out. Something I SHOULD do more of! I have been walking alot ;)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Tired
Quiet TV

Well Faith & Logan are sleeping and I thought I'd try and do this while I have 2 minutes. Sunday night was a late night. I know better but I didn't listen to myself. Monday was another crazy day at the office. We are starting to set our customers up to have invoices and statements emailed instead of mailed. This means a large savings to our company as we will save in postage and paper etc. But it means one heck of a headache for me. Let me say that w offered to about 75 of our customers and over half said "sign me up" So I set them up. Mind you I have to set them up once for invoices and another for statements. Then if they have more than one account we are talking doing it again. Well I set up about 75 "times" and find out that we were not told there is one drop down box that has to be done or it doesn't work. So I get about 30 emails saying hey I logged in and it says user password and/or password incorrect. So I email the guy heading this up... Well he says you didn't do it right. Grrr!!! So I fixed it 75 times. Then I have to email the 30 people back. Well as all this is going on I am getting other emails, phone calls, instant messages and my darling boss keeps putting more work on my desk. I really wanted to scream!!! So finally I felt like I was digging out of the hole I was in. By the end of the day I was only about 1 day behind where I normally am at and hopefully before Thursday I get closer to being caught up as the 1st is always my crazy day at work.

So that was my joy yesterday and today. I even dreamed about work... YUCK! So eating has been ok but I could still be eating less and I really need to get on my treadmill or walking again. It has been too windy and cool to walk especially if I would bring the kids. I think tomorrow my goal will be to get the treadmill out and use it.
Other than that just cleaning and doing day to day stuff. Chasing Logan and Faith... LOL Well I am tired and am off to bed.

Linda thinking of you. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Carrie we have not told the kids about Zeus but we will have to tell them as they have been asking. And I can't avod you... Nor do I want to. I'd like to come visit when I have Alli and the weekend of the 30th I'll be in Wabeno for Cassandra's graduation. You could come and party with us. And we should try to get you here too. Bay Beach opens soon!

Well to bed I go.

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• #2 Comment from linnpooh 5/1/08 8:25 PM
Don't you hate it when you dream about stuff you do during the day? When we had our grocery store and it was Thanksgiving time, Marv would be handling turkey orders and frozen turkeys for weeks. About a week before the big day, every year, he would start having these vivid dreams...once that the frozen turkeys attacked him and chased him out of the store!! LOLOLOL! That is a sure sign that your job is bringing you too much stress :)
I hope you are all caught up by now, and that all the bugs have been worked out!!!
Greys is on in a half hour.......whoohoo!

Pooh Hugs,

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 5/1/08 3:12 AM
The weekend of the 30th will be pretty busy here because well...I will have week old chicks!! LOL I don't know if I can leave them that early yet. Depends on my crew here and if I can trust them to take care of them. I would love to get to bay beach again too...Nic loved it last time. We will have to plan something!

Sunday, April 27, 2008 Day in the life with kids.
Happy Brewers Baseball

OK Weds I worked from 6:30 - 3:30 at my day job and then came home, ate dinner, loved on my kids and then was at Old Navy from 5:15 until 9:30. I ate almost nothing for dinner (some salad) as I had eaten lunch at 12:45. So a few hrs later I just wasn't ready. After work I was hungry and I generally do not eat after 7:00 or 8:00 but I had to. So I stopped at McD's as it was open and right there. I ordered chicken nugget meal. I ate 1/3 of the fries and 4 nuggets and gave the rest to Jimmy when I got home. Well he looked a little stressed when I got home as Faith gave him a hard time getting to bed and Logan was crying when I got home. He had been sleeping but kept waking up. He ONLY wanted daddy and was just irrational as he was tired. So I finally convinced him to come by me and got him a drink of water and snuggled him for a minute and he calmed down and fell asleep. So up to bed he went. (I carried him as he was sleeping... LOL) Well being later than usual I did get online and then it was to bed later than I should have.

Thursday. Busy at work again. Then I got home and did a few things and then it was Grey's time. I was so excited. I agree w/ Linda that things had gone downhill but I have to say I really really loved it. After that I took my shower had everything ready for work Friday. I crawled into bed, turned on the TV as Brett Favre was going to be on David Letterman. I watched the last of the news and then watched Letterman... right up until the time Favre was about to come on and I fell asleep!!! I woke up when hubby came to bed and I said "shit! I fell asleep" He said that it was just finished. Grrr!!!!

Friday another very busy day at work. Hubby picked me up for a very early lunch as my boss was only working a half day so I had to be back before he left. So ran to Old Navy grabbed my schedule of no hours... Then we went to Limited Too and Coach House - Hallmark and bought stuff to get the free Webkinz. So 3 Webkinz (1 we paid for) and 2 free. 1 for each kid. The kids love going on and playing on the site but you have to BUY a pet to play... There is some educational areas and it teaches about school and work etc. After work we went to an area neighborhood rummage sale. It is an annual event and it is HUGE. Well we were hoping the weather would permit as it had been raining earlier. Well we went to about 12 sales when it started sprinkling and then we saw lightening. Thank goodness Jimmy had moved the car closer to where we were. So we got in the car and about 2 min later the sky was BLACK and it was pouring. We had met Kelly & Hannah and so we went to Burger King for dinner and so the kids could play together. I had a diet coke and a grilled chicken garden salad w/ low fat/calorie dressing.

After we got home I found out I didn't have to baby sit and sat online for a bit and then to bed I went.

Saturday we had originally thought we'd go back to the sales but it was 39 degrees and windy. We were also sitting for my friend Nicole's son Gage. He will be 4 in August. We ran to Walmart and then a few errands and home. We fed the kids lunch and I tried to get Logan to nap but he was too excited having gage over so no nap. When Nichole picked Gage up she was taking my kids with her. We trade sitting. Saves us both money and we trust each other.

We also got a call from Alli's mom as she "accidentally" broke Alli's phone. Yeah whatever... after hearing stories about this woman taking her fake nail and digging them in my husband's back as she was mad at him. And she threw a lamp at the wall. When they were together they lived across from my in-laws and I have heard enough to dislike Alli's mom for a long time. But she makes it easier every day. She did say that Alli will be not seeing much of her this summer as she can't handle her attitude. The therapist told Alli's mom that she is just a normal preteen and that it is Alli's disposition/personality to be the way she is. I cannot tell you how much I cannot wait until her two little angels that are 3 and 1 are teens... If she thinks a little preteen attitude is bad.... LOL So her mom is paying us to replace the phone. She is giving us $40 for the phone and the extras that Alli had - wallpaper/ring tones. It is total about $25 - $30 as we hit a sale when we reordered it and the phone is a better phone. So the remaining $ will go for minutes. But Jimmy told her that she better be letting her use her phone. Until Alli had this phone she could only call w/ permission as they only have cell phones and it could only be after her nighttime and weekend minutes were. Allil did not get to text or call her friends. She can now do this and it has been helping her socially.

Afternoon with hubby without kids. This rarely ever happens. Hubby had won $20 free food at Buffalo Wild Wings and it was only valid for the football draft party there between 1:30 and 10 PM. So we got there and it was packed. He got a free T-shirt too. We then played in the draft. We got a lot right but did not win any other prizes. Round 1 got done about 5:30 and we would have stuck around longer but the drawings (Including 2 packer tickets) were not until 9PM and we had told Nicole not too late as she was going out @ 8 and wanted to be able to get her son to her dads (Pete & Debbie) So we picked the kids up and Logan had only slept for 20 min as Gage and Faith woke him up. He was sad and tired. He was a lot happier when he saw mom & dad. We got home and fed the kids dinner. We were not really hungry as we ate late lunch. We did end up eating but it was late. We made a frozen pizza. I only ate 2 pieces.

This morning the kids were up early and we went to bed late as the kids were overtired and wound up and didn't get to bed until late and then Logan woke up 4 times in 1 1/2 hrs. They did go play in Logan's room for a bit. Then we got up and did a little grocery shopping. Then home and a little cleaning. Now I really need to get dinner going. As the kids are STARVING and I am getting hungry too.

Linda I agree about the licorice but I sometimes don't stop so am trying to not start. And Thanks My kids are entertaining and I love sharing them and their stories. They sometimes push my patience but I would not change them for anything.

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• #3 Comment from breakaway1968 4/29/08 10:12 PM
OH forgot...does your hubby enjoy playing WOW? World of Warcraft... If so he could join COry and Stefan in a quest lol while WE play with chicks :) You guys could have lunch over here or dinner...depending on what time you get here. I would love to finally meet your hubby AND baby LOGAN and the girls too! Oh I wish I could have seen him when he was tiny too :( Just let me know...we just need a day warning so I can be sure to STAY home lol.

• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/29/08 10:09 PM
HEY THERE! YES YES YES...come see the chicks anytime. THey grow up fast so it would be cool if you could come see them the week of May 23 but if you can't just come over when you can. They will be indoors for about 5 to 6 weeks under the brooder lights. I will be sure to send lots of pics so they can see them. Did you tell the kids about Zeus yet? OH I feel so bad! I hope they aren't to hurt by it :(

• #1 Comment from linnpooh 4/29/08 12:55 PM
You are really doing great with your portion control eating....I really think that is the answer for all of us. How in the world did we Americans start thinking we needed the "super sized" meal? It's like we all want to be thin, yet we complain if we go out to eat and they don't pile our plates high with portions we can't possibly eat without exploding....I get so mad at myself for this!! But, we are learning and we WILL get it right this time!! :)
Your life is so busy and "on the go", I forgot what that life was like...it's been a long time since I've had little ones at home. Enjoy your time with them though, it goes so fast and then they are out the door....treasure every second.

Grey's was so good, wasn't it? I'm so happy that Meredith is going to confront her issues, and I hope they let us in to watch. I feel like I have suffered with her, so I need to see the process of how she works through it. I'm routing for her!!!

Keep up the good work on eating better....you are winning! :)

Pooh Hugs,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Grrr Kids!
Angry American Idol

OK There are 2 videos.. we will see if they work. Never added video before.
Today was a day of fixing messes at work. But it was another busy day. I stayed at work during lunch anmd rad some of my Fitness magazine. It was actually a good thing. And I skipped snacking at work today. Though I did eat a donut. We have been having a lot of junk at work... I need to just make my oatmeal and NOT eat the junk. Lunch was whole grain wheat bread, lean turkey and ham with some tomato and pickles and yellow mustard. I decided yello mustard better than mayo. I also drank 3 bottles of water. The bottles refill for about a week and then pitch. They are 16.9 oz.
After work we went for a walk. We all went. Then we came home and we had chilli dogs, baked beans, french fries. Now I will say in the past I would have eaten 2 or 3 of these and been stuffed but I kept remembering what I read on Lindapoohs journal about portions. So I ate 1 w/ very little chilli, I bajed the fries not deep fried and only had 5 and then a spoonful of baked beans. After I ate that I cleaned the table. And by the time I was done doing a few things my food had settled and I was not so hungry. Then a few minutes ago I ate a few pieces of twizzlers. I could have skipped that as now I feel overfull. I will have to remember that for tomorrow and the rest of my future. But the hubby and kids were eating it so I took a couple.

I just chased the kids to their rooms. They were into the strawberry syrup. Grrr! Then Logan spilled it on the floor. What a mess! OK Back to Idol. Ah this is my favorite week. I love Musicals! And wow david... What great way to do a Phantom song. I have seen Phantom and it was just the best thing ever! And he really didgreat!
Well before I have to string 2 kids up I must run and make sure they are in pj's and brushing their teeth. You will probably not hear from me tomorrow as I work at Old Navy.

OK Well I had to go string them up. Faith is in bed 15 min early. And Logan is now sitting on the couch and daddy is making sure he sits there. Boy am I boiling right now. They are really ticking me off. Logan turned on the water and flooded the bathroom floor. And Faith instead of "tattling" decides to tell me after the floor is flooded. Grrr!!! I can understand why some people drink...

OK I hope everyone has a better night than I am having.

I am adding more... David Cook is awesome too w/ Phantom! I am loving these songs tonight!

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• #2 Comment from linnpooh 4/25/08 2:54 PM
The videos are so cute....that Logan is a ham!
Congratulations on stopping at one Hot Dog....good for you! I know how easy it is to eat two or three, especially because I used to eat so fast...I never gave my stomach enough time to get full. The Twizzlers are okay really, if you just had a few, they are fat free and filling....those are the things I'm trying to learn to just have a few of. I like the "Red Vines" licorice and if I get a bag, I eat it all...the same day I buy it!!! Grrrrrr!

Thanks for sharing the pictures....and when I was reading about the strawberry syrup & the bathroom flood, I suddenly was praising God that Mandy is 25, even if I do miss her terribly!! LOL!

Take care!

Pooh Hugs,

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/23/08 11:44 AM
I totally forgot AI was on and I missed most of it, but did catch David Cooks performance! WOW I can see the top two now...david and david. lol I didn't really like Brook's little part they showed after the show. I think she may be in trouble this time. Cute videos of the kids! Love how Logan is really getting into it! lol

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Few pictures
Happy American Idol

Here is Logan's new bed. He is using his tool set (screwdriver) to "fix" it. Here he is reading a book.

Here is Alli with her present "Guitar & Guitar Hero" She is SO serious here. Logan is jamming too.

Here is Logan who had too much a week ago. He fell asleep while playing. I will add another entry with a video and the days happenings.

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• #2 Comment from linnpooh 4/25/08 2:43 PM
Awwwwhhhh, what an adorable picture of Logan asleep!! They play so hard don't they? It was adorable seeing him Jam with Ali....too, too, sweet.

Pooh Hugs,

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/23/08 11:47 AM
AWW Logan is just adorable! I want to meet him before he's 5 lol! They are SO cute at this age. I am just having a ball with Nic at this age too. We really need to get together some day lol. You should come up to Cindy's house one time this summer when they have their big cook outs. Robert is always there and you can see him too. Wouldn't it be cool to just be young again for one week!? Back in the old days when we watched videos and ate doritos! lol And back then we never gained a lb when we DID eat doritos cuz we were outside doing stuff most of the time! OH to be young again :)

Monday, April 21, 2008 A better day! Happy 12th bday Alli
Quiet TV

Yesterday Alli called about 12 times. Glad she got some $$ for phone cards for her cell phone. She enjoyed her birthday party and got many things she had asked for. She was just calling to make sure we were still here on this end I think. I heard I love you many times and she also told me thanks for listening to her. How could I not? She may not be my biological daughter but I love her same as if she was. It took us a long time to get where we are at and we have our days where we fight but I did that with Stephanie too. Girls!

Last night I watched the hallmark movie and of course cried. It was a very good movie. It is amazing I watched this movie and enjoyed it even though there was no sex, violence and cussing. So why not more movies like this? That was what was going through my mind while falling asleep last night.

Today I got up and off to work I went. Then came home to a happy little boy. He loves seeing mommy at lunch and after work. He was so funny this morning. He kept saying mommy home - no work. LOL I'd love to stay home but I missed sooo many days this year already and don't want to be out of vacation days on June1st....
After work I ran to Wal-Mart as we needed a few groceries and diapers. Then Faith & I brought everything in and we made dinner. Chicken, potato wedges and dinner rolls - Wal-Mart deli. $7.50 and we have leftovers. What does my daughter say while we are eating dinner? When can we eat more ice cream? I wish I never would have bought it as that is all I hear... "Ice Cream!" I am still full and it has been 3 hours since we ate. I had some broccoli, 3 potato wedges, 1 small dinner roll and 1 piece of chicken. And what does my daughter say to me... Ice cream... They are bottomless pits I swear. And tonight we were supposed to work on cleaning out her room and getting rid of some clothes and toys. Well I am exhausted so that will have to be tomorrow.

Other than that... Nothing too much going on. Jimmy is still looking for a job. The kids are all healthy today. Oh except I signed up for the Bellin Run. My employer is paying. So now I just have to walk in it on June something or other. LOL My dd Faith's Uncle runs in it every year. And Faith does the kids run. Her uncle signs her up. This year Steph says she is doing it as her employer will give her the day off and pay part of it and then reimburse her if she finishes. My friend Nichole is walking and says she will wak w/ me. So I should really at least start walking this week to get in somewhat better shape for it. I do work @ Old Navy Weds & Friday. We will see how the week works.

I think that is a day. I could go to bed right now...

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• #3 Comment from breakaway1968 4/22/08 7:59 AM
Here is the link to it...you may have already seen it but if you haven't...SEE IT! It's a great series!


The first one (Love comes softly) has Izzy in it from Greys....
• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/22/08 7:56 AM
I see Linda sent ya over a comment :) She is just the greatest and that precious doggie of hers! Did you get to see a picture? Oh he's so cute! SHE was the reason I started journaling here because I ran into her journal first and could NOT stop reading. Read the first entry and from there I was hooked! lol If you want some good inspiration just start there! There are so many great journals here..Nay is great, Lori is great but I forgot...private lol Her and her family all texted Stefan and asked him who seen him naked! lol It was hilarious. There were six phones in total. Pretty hilarious clan over there! There is just so many more I would run out of space here! Anyway...GLAD that Alli enjoyed her bday...I was worried when you said she called crying her eyes out! I didn't think she would have a good time at all! Hallmark movies are great! I own EVERY season of LIttle House lol AND another great series is the one Michael landon JR directed...Grr can't remember the name of it now! There were several movies to the series and even Cory liked it! It's on the same lines as little house...sorta. I will look it up and give you the names

• #1 Comment from linnpooh 4/22/08 12:10 AM
Happy Birthday To Ali.....I'm glad she had a good party! It's nice that your relationship has come to the point that it has....how wonderful for all of you :)
I love Hallmark movies too and they always make me cry....they are done soooooo well and have such a great message.
Having Ice cream in the house is hard, I can hardly stay out of it.....so I understand your daughter!! Now, we just go out and get a cone when we want some, so we won't keep grubbing on it for days :)

My husband is out of work too....we just shut the doors to our grocery business in late Dec, after 60 years of being in my husband's family. We couldn't compete against the big boys anymore...it was like swimming upsteam constantly. But, I have to believe that God has something wonderful planned for us....and I do!!

Take care!
Pooh Hugs,

Sunday, April 20, 2008 Venting
Sad Baseball Game

OK After Jimmy was on his way home Alli & her mom got into a fight and we ran out of minutes on our cell phone and Alli called here and she was crying so hard I had to have her repeat things over as I couldn't understand her. Her & her mom got into a fight and then her mom told her she was canceling the birthday party and told Alli to pack her shit and get out. So she called and asked me to tell her dad and me to come get her. Well she called back and said that her mom had gotten over whatever she needed to and that the party was back on - probably knew that we would come get her. So I then asked her if she was at the party and she says no the party isn't until 3 we have to leave at 2. So why did we have to have her bathed and down there at 10:30???? Well after we talked she said right in front of her mom. I love you and thanks again for being there for me. Have my dad call when he gets home. He did and it was Alli not getting her way and her mom picking fights over things that are not important. So typical her mom picking fights w/ a child... Alli has called here 3 times since just to talk to her dad. She needs that lifeline to us to know we are here for her. Poor girl. It truly breaks my heart.

Summer hurry up and get here!

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/20/08 3:36 PM
OH MY GOSH I cannot believe a MOTHER would even say such a thing to a young girl "Pack your shit and get out?!!!" that is not something you tell a young child! I can sure see why you are so worried about her and want her living with you like yesterday already!

Sunday, April 20, 2008 The weekend
Happy Birds chirping

OK - Friday. Got up to rain and went and got a coffee and filled the gas tank. Got to work and there were donuts. I was hungry - even though they are not my 1st choice or a favorite food - I did eat one. More paper on my desk.... Steph was possibly picking me up after work as she was getting done and she had to go to the bank right down the road... She called as she was done w/ work early. So I asked Mary - coworker - for a ride she would but she is on overtime and wasn't leaving until 5PM. So I called Ann and she was available. Yippee... I could walk but it looks like rain. So at lunch my husband brought me food... Lets just say after eating a donut @ 6:30 - and nothing more I was starving. He brought me Taco Bell... It tasted good but it was a ton of points. Then because I had early lunch - I was hungry in the afternoon. So someone had a bag of chips in the break room. Ok I now have -2 points and have not eaten dinner. Hmmm Bad food day!!!! Ann brought me home and it was great - I was home alone for about 1 1/2 hrs. It was great. I sat on the computer and didn't have any interruptions. Faith was home at 5:15 and Jimmy w/ Alli & Logan at 6:15. We had burgers for dinner. Like I didn't eat enough bad food.

We were all in bed somewhat early and yesterday up pretty early. This was supposed to be Alli's last soccer game weekend but she chose to skip the game and spend the weekend here because her birthday is tomorrow. She was upset that she had to go home early today because she had her party in Milwaukee. Well yesterday we went to Old Navy to get my schedule and to get a shirt for John for his confirmation party. Then to Ann's. The kids all played outdoors. Jimmy went between out by the kids and in the basement to listen to the Brewers w/ Ann's dad. I sat w/ the women in the kitchen talking.

We got home and did some straightening and Steph came over for tacos and bday cookie. We got Alli Guitar Hero and a guitar. That is the only things she asked for. We bought it used so was only $65. We are having her party in 2 weeks.

Today we are just going to clean while Jimmy gets Alli home and have a quiet day. I may take a nap. LOL I am tired already. Faith opted not to go after getting ready today and Logan and her have been arguing. So it has taken me about 1 1/2 hrs to write this. I may save in a word doc just in case so I don't lose it. :)

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/20/08 3:09 PM
Your life is just busy! lol There is always something to be done or something your doing. I guess its the same here but I don't have work to add to that drama! Thank god! It WAS much more stressful with I had to leave the house for work. No one could do anything without me there. You know how it is!?

Sunday, April 20, 2008 One word
Quiet Birds chirping

You can only type a ONE Word response.
Not as easy as you might think.
It's really hard to only use one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? Husband
2. Your significant other? Jimmy
3. Your hair? Flat
4. Your mother? Missed
5. Your father? Working
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Weird
8. Your favorite drink? Diet
9. Your dream/goal? Healthier
10. The room you're in? Living
11. Your ex? which?
12. Fear? drowning
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Somewhere
14. Where were you last night? Home
15. What you're not? Thin
16. Muffins? Yummy
17. One of your wish list items? Allison
18. Where you grew up? Wabeno
19. The last thing you did? Ate
20. What are you wearing? PJ's
21. Your TV? Off
22. Your pets? Others
23. Your computer? Lifeline
24. Your life? Busy
25 Your Mood? Good
26. Missing someone? Mom
27. Your car? Taurus
28 Something you are not wearing? Bra
29. Favorite Store? None
30. Your summer? Short
31. Like someone? Yes
32. Your favorite color? Black
33. When is the last time you laughed? Morning
34. Last time you cried? yesterday

I had to really force myself to only use one word on each one. Can you do it?

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Sleepy....

Well yesterday it started the same as always went to work. Ate my oatmeal and had my coffee and man was I busy... Paper and more paper!!! I went to the grocery store after lunch as I promised the kids ice cream and still hadn't gone and bought any... So after dinner - gourmet dinner of fish sticks, mac & cheese and carrots we had chocolate ice cream. The kids loved it as I bought sprinkles.

Kids were in bed early and that was good. I was in bed at 9 PM but made the mistake of turning the tv on. I was going to watch the 9 o' clock news... well I ended up watching Men in Trees. I didn't make it through the 10 o' clock news.

Today up early and got ready and at work - oatmeal and coffee. My boss had placed a ton of paper on my chair. I loved that... It was another very busy day but they do go quicker that way.

When I got done w/ work is was raining. So home to find Logan sleeping. We had chicken, noodles and corn for dinner and shakes for bed time snack. Everyone showered/bathed and the kids were sleeping by 8:30. And where am I heading... to bed. I am just exhausted.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/18/08 8:05 AM
Sound like a routine you got yourself in. Is Kelly still watching the kids? I hadn't heard you mention that. How is she and Hannah doing by the way. I take it you didn't do the "No Tech Night" lol

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Another day
Chillin' Socom.........

OK Well another day and no more $'s. LOL Today was a tired say. The kitten - Zoe decided that you need to play at 4AM.... Good thing she is so cute. So I got her calmed down and she slept on my chest after purring really loudly. Well I couldn't get back to sleep. At least until 10 min before the alarm went off....

So I got ready and went to work, I ate Weight control Oatmeal from Quaker for breakfast, a banana for snack, 6 in turkey sub on wheat from Subway and some chips. For dinner I had 3 small pieces of taco pizza. Lots of veggies hardly any meat. It was really good. The pieces instead of 8 were 12 So I had about 1/4 of the pizza. I usually would have eaten half. So I was happy with that.

Lunch was at Subway because Kim and Cassandra (My sister and niece) were in town and I got to visit. Then after work I got home and did some more cleaning as Faith's teacher did a home visit/conference. It went well. She said that Faith is doing grade level and she feels better than a couple months ago and that she thinks maybe Faith is growing out of some of her hyperactivity and that she is really getting it when it comes to reading & math. Yeah!!! So we were pretty happy about that.

Logan is running through the house in just undies and he used the potty. Yippee!!!
So all in all not too bad of a day.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/16/08 7:42 AM
WOW Yeah for Logan! Maybe you will have an early potty trainer there ;)

Heather's baby Jenna can WALK now! SO CUTE!

Monday, April 14, 2008 Craziness
Loopy deal or no deal and Logan yelling "Hockey!"

OK Carrie don't faint but here is another entry.

Yesterday was an ok day. #1 I got to sleep in past 5:30 2 days in a row and I was in bed by 9:30 and sleeping by 10:30 both Fri & Sat nights. That in itself is a miracle. Saturday was a cleaning day and I accomplished pretty much everything I set out to including making a roast w/ lots of carrots and potatoes. It was great. And always so easy in my crock pot. I LOVE my crock pot and my griddle. So Jimmy made scrambled eggs & toast for breakfast. Stephanie called and said she was ditching Kelly & I on the women's expo but that she would make it up by her and Parker taking us to lunch. (Parker paid so he took us out to lunch LOL) We went to a mexican restaurant that I love. El Azteca. Then Kelly & I went to women's expo.

Last night I went to bed at 10:30 and up at 5:30 (OK Really up at about 5:55) I start work at 6:30 but I don't have to leave until 6:22 to get there on time. And generally it takes really only 5 min. But today as every day all I had to was get out of bed, curl my bangs and get dressed. I shower @ night and have everything ready. Work was ok. My boss was in a great and talkative mood. And the girls were as bitchy and catty as every other day.

Breakfast was cappuccino, a banana and a curve's granola bar. Lunch was Progresso Low sodium chicken noodle soup. Then I was bad and bought a bag of chips from the vending box. I drank mainly water all day. Jimmy made dinner and it was chicken & rice dish w/ broccoli & cauliflower, cheese and cream of mushroom soup. It was good.

Well I need to get two kids in bed. Baths are done, homework is done and room’s were cleaned up 30 min ago. Yippee... It was good day in all except me and hubby got in a fight over money. Man if money was never an issue we'd rarely fight. Because when we are stressed over money is when we start arguing and then everything gets us going. I truly hate money!

OK off to get the kiddies in bed.

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#2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/15/08 9:35 AM
Continued from previous post---->I don't have as much fun shopping as I used to ;) LIKE I buy NOTHING now! lol But all our bills are paid and were not behind on a one now :) me not working had really hurt us...I hadn't realized I was bringing in enough to make any difference but I guess I had been. We had to cut our cable and our phone and stop eating out AT ALL and use vinegar and water for a cleaning solution but were catching up now! AND we actually have our car insurance in savings waiting to pay the bill! And our car insurance is A LOT with two teens and four cars insured! Its right around 900 every six months...but it would be less if ALex hadn't gotten the two speeding tickets and an accident running over government property! We do still owe 1400 on Stefan's hearing aid. That will be paid after taxes are back in about three days. HAHA ya we procrastinated BIG time. WELL, Cory did...he was suppose to do his business taxes long ago but didn't...and we can't do our personal taxes until his business ones are done. I can't believe your hubby cooks so much! Can I borrow him at 5am for a week?! Well I think that's a long enough comment! lol Whew!
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/15/08 9:33 AM
Wow *wiping off dust from falling on floor after fainting!* another entry so soon!? lol Anyway, your comment on my last entry was funny. Yes, I can see me mother those chickens too. lol I needed some incentive to WANT to get my butt out of bed to make dinner. I have been staying up later (which I should NOT do) and then it really sucks getting up at 5 to start dinner! If I have chickens I HAVE to get up so I can go let them out of their pen as soon as the sun cracks. About the money thing....Cory refuses to fight about money. lol If I even start talking about it he says...hun, there is nothing we can do about what's going on so it's not even worth our time discussing it. And even when I bounced a check once by NOT adding the previous on in our books...he just said well, there is nothing we can do about it now..it's done, don't worry about it. He is amazingly calm about money which I really like. Even when we were behind on a few bills...he didn't worry. ME I'm a worry wart and I want to get things paid by that dumb due date or I can't sleep! I used to take care of all the money stuff, bills etc but he does all that now. THANK GOD! It was driving me insane! To be cont.....to many words for your comment box lol!

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Some pics.

Logan at the Zoo

Faith & Alli at the Zoo

Alli before soccer game

Faith after hair cut

Alli Logan and Faith - Peek-a-boo Logan

The kids again

Steph stopping by to get some of her stuff... and talking to Parker as we know they can't be apart for more than a few minutes. LOL

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/23/08 11:49 AM
I forgot to add on this entry how much I loved Faiths new doo! It looks SO good on her. She is really looking grown up!
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/12/08 7:02 PM
Aww cute pictures! Love them! :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Update part 2
OK So now to about Spring Break

Dh picked up Alli Weds as that is when her last day of school for Spring break was. She came in and asked if later she could talk to me just me and alone. I said of course that we can always talk. So my guess was maybe af had come for a visit. She will be 12 in less than a month. Nope!!! Her mom FINALLY allowed her to take the health seminar that talked about becoming a woman. Well she had ?'s and her mom didn't answer them... She said you sat at school they told you everything what is your problem. WTF!!! So I told her that we could discuss anything she wanted and that any ?'s just ask. I also went to Barnes & nobles and found a book written by a dr but the info was by girls her age through 16. And I paged through it and it was very good. So I bought her a 4 pack of doggy magnetic book marks so that she could mark ant parts of the book that she had ?'s on. My goodness you would think I hung the moon. Yes we argue and yes we get on each other’s nerves but she says to me. I KNEW you were the one to help me. Then we went to Wal-Mart and bought pads. I told her if and when she was ready she could switch to tampons. Wow what a look I got. LOL But she said was IF she wanted them she would talk to me about it. I think this brought us even closer together.

This last weekend we went to sil's and we actually had a nice time and Easter. Though Sunday dh had to run Alli to her mom's for church and lunch w/ their family. Well it is about 2 min there and 20 back. Dh gets back and the cell phone is ringing it is his ex telling him to pick up his dd as she is being a witch (and no that was not the word she used) Well Alli did not want to put her nylons on as she hates them and says they don't stay up and they itch. I hate tem too and rarely wear them either but I am darker skinned and can get away with it. Oh yeah guess what when she is here I don't make her wear them. So I can't tell her to wear them when I don't. I do tell her this if we are at church and it is cold out and the skirt/dress is above your knees you wear the nylons) So instead of her mom saying that she needs to wear them for church and can take off afterwards she starts yelling crazily to put them on and shut f up etc. Then calls dh and calls his dd that word. And then my dh called 10 min later to talk to Alli (he hadn't left because he know that his ex is a psycho and will have calmed by then.) And she said she agreed to wear them to church as that is what I always tell her. LOL So we pick her up and Alli tells us that she wishes she hadn't been there... except to get her Easter basket. ... See next paragraph for that rant... And that her mom picked at everything she did and said.

OK When dh picked up Alli she told her dad that she was being picked on for believing in the Easter bunny etc (I have been telling dh that when his dd asks he needs to tell her or I will as she is almost 12 and is probably getting picked on) So he asks him if the Easter bunny is real. Mind you she is a bit immature and naive as her mom raises her to be that way with all her lies. So dh steps up and tells her that it is true that EB and Santa etc are all not real and that we are the ones that work our tail feathers off and let some fictional character take the credit. LOL Alli then says ahhhh now I get it Kallie is the best step mom. LOL Dh says geez thanks daughter. She knows that I do a lot of the stuff and she then knew that her dad was not good at picking out the things that she liked especially when it is clothes. So Alli asks her mom the night before Ester and her mom says stop playing this game. What do you think and Alli says if I say I believe what will you say and her mom says that you are smart as you would be right. Alli hangs up looks at me and says nope I am smart because I KNOW the truth! Winks at me and laughed. Kid has quite the sense of humor at times.

OK Now to the big rant. Sunday night we get home and Faith's biological dad calls to ask if I can drop her off. It is 7PM and I am dealing w/ stuff but he is parked in and no one is home. Well I did go back out after driving 2 hrs and took her there for me to see that all the cars in the driveway were there and everyone was there and they had been for sometime as they were all cold and had a small layer of frost. Was I pissed off!! Of course I refuse to battle in front of my dd but let me tell you when her father is where I can let him have it... So by the way on a good note Faith has been telling people that she has 2 dads and she introduces Jimmy as her dad. He has always been there since she was one and is more of dad than her real one.

OK So I get home and Alli is telling her dad that everyone had either had the flu, has the flu or something at the Easter lunch she was at. Well Monday I get home and Alli doesn't want dinner and I am off to work at Old Navy. Well I get home and the kids are all sleeping and Alli had been puking all evening. GREAT! 4 am and I wake to my son crawling in my bed. He gets comfy. 4:30 my ds is puking all over me and my bed!!! YUCK!!!! So dh bathes him. I partially clean up and take the bedding off and remake the bed. Dh puts Logan in bed w/ us and I get a bucket. I take a quick shower and I hear Faith crying that she has the runs and didn't make it to the bathroom. So I called in to work. I think that my dh is great but 3 kids puking and crapping everywhere... I wouldn't want to do it alone. By the end of the day I had been puked on 3 times and Faith has now puked almost 7 yr and besides a little baby spit up... Never before. And I have to say that even though she barfed on me it was comical. After she did it she laughed and said I never did that before. LOL Then she says oh no and barfs all over the clean laundry dh just washed and folded. It at least the missed the couch... She then cried. We got her bathed and I took shower #2. Then Logan started again. By this time Alli is starting to feel better and wants me to feed her.

Well by the end of the night the kids are all clean, all sleeping and my stomach starts feeling queasy... Well Weds was my day & Thursday too. Today I somewhat feel better. Dh did have it too but Faith had it about 18 hrs, Alli 2 days, dh about 24 hrs. Poor Logan and I got it the worst. Logan & I are eating but not much. We have Alli's mom to thanks as she knew that people were ill before going there. I truly hope she gets this flu too.

So spring break what did we do... We barfed! So maybe tomorrow we may do something and on a good note Steph picked up the girls yesterday and took them to get their hair done, bought new shirts, new books and lunch. At least they had a bit of fun. I slept all day.

Sunday when taking Alli back dh and Faith and her went to a professional soccer game. They enjoyed it and at least a little fun for spring break.

So last weekend we had Alli 3rd weekend in a row due to Spring break and she had her soccer game and on Sunday we took the kids to the Milwaukee Zoo. They had a blast.

This week we tried to get some cleaning done and again the same today. So I think that is everything... Maybe I kept getting lost and added and changed and well... you know I have kids. LOL

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/12/08 7:29 PM
OH My gosh! I HATE the stomach flu! HATE IT! We have not had it yet in this house and it's been three years lol. Knock on wood! Lets hope it stays away! Doesn't sound like your spring break was very fun at all! Now that I'm all caught up...keep um coming ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Update and pics
Chillin' Socom & baseball... Still not liking it.

Well I have been informed that I have been not doing my duty updating this as I should and I will try to do more. :)

I am still at Old Navy but have cut back to about 5 - 6 days a month. Just enough spending $ and keeping my discount. My permanent day job is going OK too. I just got a very small promotion (They had to as they couldn't give me a raise but in the words of my boss it was long overdue and really deserved.)

Steph is still dating and living w/ Parker. He seems nice and he is stable. So as long as he is good to her and she is happy... Can't ask for anything else. She has decided against school for now and she is doing well with working. She makes about what I do an hour.

Alli. April 21 and she will be 12 and can decide where she wants to live. And seeing that last yr mom put her in a mental hospital not once but twice and her step dad is a mean jerk to her. Things are looking good for us. And her mother says she looks forward to Summer when she is here and she doesn't have to deal with her. So I don't expect a fight. She was here all of Xmas/Winter break. All of spring break and at least every other weekend. We'd have her more but living 100 miles apart is hard and we have to drive all the way there and back 2 times a weekend. $$$$ in gas!!!! She has been much better wehave really only had 1 large blowout in the last 3 months

Faith had a rocky 1st part of the school year as they expect children to be reading now when they enter 1st grade and she was in the bottom 6 of her class (There are about 36 kids in her class) She also has math issues, but all in all she is grade level in everything. They feel she is ADHD and want me to of course medicate... Oh wait I refused to discuss that with them as they are not Dr's. I have discussed with my dr and she is still not sure that she is and she probably has some tendencies as her father did but I am waiting until summer and will test her as she will be 7. We will see what a dr that deals with this says. She cut her hair and Steph took her to get her hair cut. Then she cut Logan's hair and she lost all fun privileges for 2 weeks. She has been good since then. Kids... why do they do that.....

Then my Sweet little boy... Oh wait my hell raising toddler w/ way too much energy and it is hard to get upset as he has a smile that could melt Antarctica.. I see many calls from the school in years to come. He is doing better w/ talking but is still seeing a speech therapist once a month. It just went down from 1 time per week. She says he is the smartest two yr old she has ever met. She thinks he is stubborn! Tell me something I don't know. He loves his hair to be cut too. He finds the clipper container and brings it to me and touches his hair and says cut cut... I think had I had him 1st I may have stopped as I did not have patience when I was younger. God sure knew what he was doing giving me this blessing when I was older. And he truly is a blessing to our family. We all adore him and we all chase and get frustrated with him too. LOL He is growing like a weed. He loves animals and computers but not a big tv lover. He does love video games...

A little more on dh's ex...as she is up to playing her games again.... Recently she signed Alli up for a weekend soccer team. HELLO We have been taking her every other weekend and she knows dh works Saturdays... Oh yeah we get Alli on Friday and games are Saturday and we bring her back Sunday... Oh wait we live 2 hrs away... So dh took vacation every other Saturday (Lets use it all up before Summer) I think w/ Alli's mom she figured ha-ha you won't come to Alli's soccer games and won't take Alli for a weekend. And dad will look bad and Alli will be mad at daddy. Well that backfired as we were there all weekend in Milwaukee. We stayed at his sister's and we actually had a good time... Except that she was working and then her hubby slept most of the day... They are having problems. But we did find out a lot of things and it will be interesting to see where things are at in 6 months tome..

OK Back to Alli.... So we were all at her soccer game and so dh ex decides she is coming. She brings her mom, her mil, her dh, her 2 dd's, her dss, her brother and a few others. Now indoor soccer is in a gymnasium and usually only the parents & siblings of the kids playing are there so maybe 40 - 50 people. So here she is with about 10 ofthem... Now mind you Alli's 1st game was the week before and she didn't go only her mil (Alli adores her step grandma and she does seem very nice) As her dd and her dss had their bdays and she HAD to be at home doing things for that) Now why not get things ready Friday and earlier in the week seeing she doesn't work. Why would you sign up your child for a soccer team that meats on Saturdays when you know that is a birthday and you know she goes w/ her dad every other weekend unless you are trying to cause trouble?

Dh also gets migraines and he missed some days and the company he works for told him that he would be fired if he misses any more days etc so he signed up for FMLA and our Dr did the paperwork... Well he had it before and she did the paperwork the same way. The company that processes this and approves it says it is not correct and the Dr has to be God and say exactly when and how many and how long they will last so it was denied and they put dh on corrective action. Which meant one more itty bitty thing and they can fire him. So he signs up for the every other Saturday and they tell him he can't as you accrue vacation and you can no longer take it before you accrue it. (WTF everyone else can use it but he CAN'T???) So our Dr redid the paperwork and the days seeing they were already approved they finally said OK, but now your quality of work must be 100% (There phone calls get rated to make sure they are doing everything correct and the way the company wants as they have certain guidelines and things that must get said as they are dealing w/ Medicare and Wisconsin has a lot of laws on this. So he goes to work w/ a migraine and the stomach flu and they decide that is the day they are going to listen in on his calls. So they rated 3 calls 1st - 79, 2nd - 98 and 3rd - 85. So they suspend him for a day. And say that our Dr never sent the paperwork. So I called the clinic paperwork is in there and she said she'd re-fax. Well until they decide what they want they suspend him w/ no end date... Does this mean he is fired? They can't give us answer but tell him he can call and collect unemployment until either A - he finds another job or B - his paperwork is processed and approved. The paperwork has been sent 3 times and he has not heard back. So my guess is they wanted him gone. His supervisor is really upset and calls every day to check on him. They have done this w/ 6 other people getting FMLA. The only thing it does is protect them from losing their jobs if they are off work due to their illness.... Protect them my ASS... So dh had a phone interview w/ their competitor and they loved him so he had a face to face interview and it sounds like they are doing the background ck and maybe a drug test... So keep your fingers crossed. He would start 4/28 if he got hired as that is the next new hire class. And here is the bonus - benefits are better and he'll be making between $1 - $3 more than he does now. So unemployment has been getting his weekly calls. So the kids enjoyed Spring Break w/ Daddy and Mom won't use her vacation days. Or so you would think... keep reading.

As far as insurance he'd get it from day 1 and the date dh last worked he has insurance for 30 days. So we'd have no insurance for like 2 weeks. I could sign up and get insurance at my work but the only problem is it would probably cost more than his and get less coverage as it is an insurance company he'd be working at. So we will see if he gets hired on Monday and go from there.

More on Logan... He asks to use the potty and occasionally he actually goes. LOL So they just retested his speech and he went in less than 6 months from being 9 months behind to being just about caught up. He is so rough and tough and I swear he looks like he is being beat. He has so many bruises from falling and running into things. As my Dr said at this age her son was bruised too. She said some kids are just unstoppable. He is always running - of course as he is 2... LOL And he forgets to slow down.... Oops.

Oh and those unexpected kittens are got big and we found them homes.

Read part 2 in my next post.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/12/08 7:18 PM
Oh my sounds like you had a big mess on ur hands! Glad hubby found another option other then that place. I wouldn't want to be there either...sounded like a no win situation! ON to part 2

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Meme
Chillin' Jimmy's Socom & Baseball - Yawn!

I had 1 child, worked and played hard and had no interest in having more children and a hubby. LOL Boy have things changed...


1. Make a roast in the crock pot w. Carrots & potatoes
2. Clean the upstairs bathroom
3. Clean Logan's room
4. Clean Faith's room
5. Post an update on here


Fruits & veggies, cheese & crackers


Pay off my bills, my family & friends bills. Make sure that my family & "real" friends were taken care of and make some trust funds for the "children" now and future in my family to make sure they had their education taken care of.


1. Sitting too much at this computer!
2. Eating to much!
3. Not cleaning when I should.
4. Procrastinating and not finishing what I start.
5. Spreading myself too thin and skipping much needed sleep.


1. Milwaukee, WI
2. Wabeno, WI
3. Green Bay, WI
4. Hinesville, GA
5. Pickerel, WI


1. Cashier
2. Accounting/Financial
3. Nursing Assistant
4. Retail
5. General office worker

Play along if you want :)

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/12/08 7:04 PM
Hey I knew all these answers lol Well, not all lol But close. I'm heading to read ur stuff now.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 Good bye to a legend
Sad Big Brother

Today we heard that Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers. I personally am saddened by this news but I also truly feel I would rather he retire than get injured. I wish him a great retirement and happiness in all he has give the Packer fans for 17 years! I hope he enjoys his family and fishing as well as hunting.


Honors and awards

Favre has won the Associated Press's MVP Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award three times, all in consecutive years (1995, 1996, and 1997; the last shared with Barry Sanders).

In 1999, he was ranked number 82 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. In 2005, TSN published another special feature honoring the 50 Greatest Quarterbacks. With his career statistics considerably augmented, Favre was ranked number 4, behind Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana and John Elway, and just ahead of previous Packer quarterback legend Bart Starr.

Favre was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2007.
Favre has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl nine times in his career.
Favre is a six-time All-Pro selection.
Favre was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.

Has received the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor 12 times.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle declared November 29, 2004 as Brett Favre Day to honor Favre's 200th consecutive NFL regular season start. That night, the Packers defeated the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football.

Men's Health Magazine voted Favre the "Toughest Person in America" in 2003.

Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make a Wish Foundation in 2007 for "being a true standout, even among the many generous celebrities who help create magical experiences for the kids who wish to meet them."

United States Sports Academy Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2007 finishing ahead of Tiger Woods and Tom Brady.

NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 presented by the NFL 101 Award Committee.

FedEx Air player of the year award in 2007.
Records and milestones
Favre currently possesses most of the well-known NFL career records for quarterbacks, including:
Most AP NFL MVP awards: 3 (1995, 1996, 1997)
Most consecutive starts by a quarterback (NFL): 253 (275 including playoffs)
Most wins by a starting quarterback (NFL) regular season career: 160 (Regular season record: 160-93)
Most career passing touchdowns: 442
Most career passing yards: 61,655
Most career pass completions: 5,377
Most career pass attempts: 8,758
Most career interceptions thrown: 288
Most career games with at least three touchdowns: 63
Favre holds the record for consecutive starts by a quarterback with 253. His streak ranks behind only Jim Marshall, who started 270 straight games.
In the playoffs, Favre stands behind only Joe Montana in pass completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards and passing attempts.
In addition, Favre owns a number of team records, having printed his name into almost every passing category in the annals of Green Bay Packers history, most recently setting the team record for consecutive completions with 20 on November 22, 2007, against the Detroit Lions. With 38 "come-from-behind" 4th quarter wins & 2 more overtime victories, Brett Favre is the Green Bay Packers record holder and second only to John Elway's 47 4th quarter or OT "come-back wins", in NFL history.

Consecutive starts streak
Since first being named the starter of the Green Bay Packers before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 27, 1992 Brett Favre never missed a game. He is currently in first place for the most consecutive starts by a quarterback in the NFL and one of only five quarterbacks to have started over 100 consecutive games in NFL history. He failed to finish a game due to injury on only six occasions since taking control of the Packers as quarterback. Besides Favre, there are only two other active streaks of 100 or more games, those of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Since the beginning of Favre's consecutive start streak, 409 other quarterbacks have started in the NFL, 11 of them being back-ups to Favre at one point. Among his former backups are: Don Majkowski, Ty Detmer, Mark Brunell, Steve Bono, Doug Pederson, Matt Hasselbeck, Danny Wuerffel, Aaron Brooks, and J. T. O'Sullivan. Two veteran backups to Favre never started another NFL game: Jim McMahon, and T.J. Rubley. The consecutive starts streak is widely considered one of the most notable streaks in sports, so much so that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has as an exhibit displaying the jersey Favre wore during his record breaking 117th consecutive start as a quarterback, and a section of their website devoted to what the Hall of Fame calls an "Iron Man".
Here are some pics that will remind us of what a legend he will be.

Thanks for letting me share.

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• #3 Comment from breakaway1968 4/12/08 2:03 PM
Hey there...where have your entries gone?? LOL Anyway...we never use IE at all but we use the apple and firefox. Firefox works for the plus minus. Interesting that Yahoo/att doesn't work tho.
• #2 Comment from rmuel81924 3/5/08 1:20 AM
A sad day, but what great memories.

Check out the Ode to Brett Favre:

• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 3/4/08 11:31 PM
This was great! So sad tho! I've had a very bad day today!
Thursday, December 27, 2007 Kids!!!!
Frustrated This kids loud voices.....

Man,,, Children can be a blessing but sometimes I truly know why Duct tape was created... Today I pick up Logan after work and have to chase him down and have to just about sit on him to get his jacket on and zipped. I get home and Faith and Alli are sooo very wound up... And then dh gets them more so... My friend was supposed to be here and I was glad she wasn't but then after that it was just getting them settled and them my sister Kim showed up and can we say they are all crazy again... She leaves and I try to get a few minutes just so I can start dinner and Logan gets in the fridge and spills the truffles all over the floor... So instead of cooking I am cleaning!

Finally dinner is done and the girls are messing around. They are switching plates and seats. Fooling around and talking sassy. I tell them to STOP! And of course that was Soooo FUNNY!!!. Well dinner is over and my friend has called to say she is coming over and she is bring her son, his g/f and their baby. They live in Missouri and I haven't even seen a pic yet. I am so excited!. Well I think I hear them so I will write more and post pics later.


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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 12/28/07 1:34 AM
Sounds like this entry should have been called "stress"! lol Say hi to Kim next time you see her.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 omg STRESS!!!!!







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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 12/24/07 1:14 PM
all done reading and wow you have been going through some stress! Is Logan's finger all healed now? That would have been terrible! I remember slamming Stefan's finger in the car door once and his root of his nail came out way down his finger! It was horrible and he was only 2! I felt so bad and ran him to emergency...we were on our way to wabeno so ran back to antigo...wasn't that far out thank god! I pulled over to fix something in his car seat (he screaming) and when I finally got him settled down I close the door and didn't see he had his hand our reaching for me! OUCH! I still always think of that! Well hope you guys have a fabulous week and see ya here again soon!
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 12/24/07 1:05 PM
WOW ok I thought I had your journal on alerts! I wasn't checking because you were off line lol Now I see you made a few entries that I missed! Sorry! I am reading now ;)

Saturday, December 22, 2007 For Carrie

1. What are your siblings MIDDLE names?
Faith, Edward and Anthony

2. Where is your dad right now?
Pickerel WI

3. What was the last thing you said?
Stop it!

4. What is something you've learned about yourself recently?
That I am losing patience

5. What color is your watch?
God & Silver.

6. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
I think of the Sussie sexy accent.

7. When was the last time you squatted to pee?
Camping last yr.

8. Who is the last person you liked?
Before my hubby... Several but seriously Chris

9. Are you close to your mom?
I was...and I miss her alot.

10. Where does your best friend work?
Daycare, Perkins and SAHM

11. What is your least attractive feature?
Fat belly

12. What color are your pants?
Black w/ white stripes

13. Do you have a roommate?
Yup hubby and 4 kids, a bunny, a cat and 2 birds

14. Do you prefer paper or plastic?

15. What color is your bedroom flooring?

16. Do you have a chair in your room?

17. What time of day were you born?

18. Do you know anyone engaged?

19. What's your favorite number?

20. Do you know anyone named Laurie?
Yes, one of my best friends in school was named Laurie and I still talk to her today :)

21. What color is your mom's hair?
My Moms hair was dark brown.

22. Do you have a dog?

23. Where did you live in 1987?
Green Bay, WI

24. What happened to you in 1993?
I was 25 and was getting divorced

25. Does your first memory involve your dad?
Yes along w/ gandad and mom

26. Do you remember any songs as a kid?
lol lots always was singing.

27. When was the last time you went swimming?

28. Has your luggage ever got lost?

29. When was the last time you talked to one of your siblings?
My sister two days ago

30. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
NO :(

31. Do you play an instrument?

32. Have you ever thought it would be cool to smash a guitar?
Can't say I did

33. Do you like fire?
Yes bonfires and a fire in a fireplace

34. Where was your last vacation?
What is a vacation? Last was before hubby and I were married

35. Are you allergic to anything?
Yes sulfa and I have hay fever

36. When was the last time you cried?
When my van died

37. What kind of shampoo do you use?
I don't stick to one

38. Have you ever been to a spa?
Once before a friend got married we had pedicures it was heavenly

39. Were you popular in school?
Nope...just had a few real good friends and we had more fun the then popular ones!

40. Did you take science all four years of high school?

41. Do you like butterflies?
Yes love them

42. What is the last book you read?
Reading... I read books to my kids so let me see something about a cat but I don't remember the title

43. Do you like Coke or Pepsi more?

44. What is one thing you miss about your past?
Hanging w/ Carrie.

45. Did you ever see the school nurse?

46. Have you ever wanted to be a teacher?
Yes a math teacher

47. What is one thing you've learned about life?
One day at a time is all you can do

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
Not really jealous

49. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't know

50. When was the last time you were in an elevator?
Logan's dr appt.

Copy, paste and play along in your journal. Leave me a comment so I can read yours.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 Another one (or more) for Carrie
Happy Dallas game & socom. Bleck!

50 question meme

I got this meme from Carrie and seeing I have been away feel like I should do it.... So here goes:

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
I would say Damn guess my dr owes me as he didn't do the surgery right. LOL

2. Do you trust all of your friends?
Lately there are some I question but not others who have been there through everything.

3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?

4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

5. Can you make a dollar in change right now?

6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor?
Ummm. None.

7. Are you afraid of falling in love?
No as I am in love and know that I wouldn't be falling in love w/ anyone else.

9. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
Of course..

10. Whats your most favorite scar?
My Csection because they represent my babies and I LOVE thinking about my babies :)

11. When was the last time you flew in a plane?
10/2001 for work

12. What did the last text message you sent say?
Steph did you make it to Shawano? And you have some shopping left and presents to wrap....

14. Fill in the blank. I love:
My husband and family

17. How many kids do you want to have?
I didn't plan or necessarily want any but I have 4 counting my step daughter and do not want any more as I am getting to old..

18. Would you make a good parent?
I think to late to ask that

19. On your Myspace, where was your default picture taken?
At a wedding

20. What’s your middle name?

21. Honestly, whats on your mind right now?
Wow I should be wrapping presents as I have only wrapped 2

22. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be? I don't know.

23. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding? My sister.

24. What are you wearing right now?
Lounge pants and a cami

25. Righty or Lefty?

26. Best place to eat?
My mom's... After that Mama Mia's in Milwaukee

27. Favorite jeans?

28. Favorite animal?
I love kitties

29. Favorite juice?

30. Have you had the chicken pox?

31. Have you had a sore throat?
lol who hasn't?

32. Ever had a bar fight?
Not a fight per se

33. Who knows you the best?
Hubby and Cheryl

34. Shoe size?

35. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?

36. Ever been in a fight with your pet?
OHH YA! lol

37. Been to Mexico?

38. Did you buy something today?
Yes Groceries and a few xmas gifts

39. Did you get sick today?

40. Do you miss someone today?

41. Did you get in a fight with someone today?
The children as they didn't want to sleep

42. When is the last time you had a massage?
Oh man...LONG time ago! can't even remember.

43. Last person to lay in your bed?
My son and hubby

44. Last person to see you cry?

45. Who made you cry?

46. What was the last TV show you watched?
Choir show Thursday.

47. What are your plans for the weekend?
Wrapping and sleep..

48. Who do you think will play along?
not sure

49. Who was the last person you hung out with?
Debbie and her family and mine

50. If your "significant other" asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say?
Probably have to say yeah as we have a kid together LOL

Copy and play along.


4 Jobs I've Had
Fast food
Financial Asst
Sales associate at Old Navy
Office Assistant

4 Movies I Can Watch Over and Over
Hope Floats (my fav)
Grease 2
Any Barbie movies w/ Faith

4 Places I Have Lived
Wabeno, WI
Pearson, WI
Green Bay, WI
Hinesville, GA

4 TV Shows I Love To Watch
Biggest Loser
Big Brother
Without a Trace

4 Places I've Been To On Vacation
Savannah Ga

4 Websites I Visit Daily
Yahoo - Mail check
Blighted Ovum proboard
WalMart Free Samples
Carrie's Journal

4 Favorite Dishes
White chicken chili
Taco baked potatoes
Grilled cheese & soup

4 Places I'd Rather Be Right Now
Bath tub!
Massage therapist
A Sauna

4 People I'm Tagging (I know neither of those were tagged lol!)

The Mate Meme

1. Who is your mate?
James, Jimmy, Jim depends on who is talking to him - Married 4 + years

2. How long have you been together?
We've been together almost 5.5 years.

3. How long dated?
We dated for a little over a year.

4. How old is your mate?
He is 34

5. Who eats more?
In a day I may but at a sitting he definitely does. He can eat 2 foot long subs. OMG makes my stomach hurt thinking about it.

6. Who said "I love you" first?
Honestly not sure.

7. Who is taller?
He is 6'4 and I'm only 5'6.

8. Who sings better?
uhh me for sure! lol But he loves ps2 Singstar!

9. Who is smarter?
We are about even we are smart in different things.

10. Whose temper is worse?
Mine boils quicker and I yell but when he blows you know he is mad!

11. Who does the laundry?
He washes I put away.

12. Who does the dishes?
We both do

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
Depends on where you’re standing lol if your standing at the foot of the bed then it's me

14. Who pays the bills?
He does.
15. Who has bigger feet?
Definitely him he has at a size 10.5 wide

16. Who has longer hair?
Me his is super short

17. Who is better with the computer?
He thinks he is but There are many things that I know that he doesn't so probably equal.

18. Who mows the lawn?
He does

19. Who cooks dinner?
We take turns

20. Who drives when you are together?
Generally he does.

21. Who pays when you go out?
He does as he likes to carry the $$

22. Who is most stubborn?
Me for sure.

23. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?

24. Whose parents do you see the most?

25. Who kissed who first?
I think it was mutual

26. Who asked who out?
We met online and he was supposed to come to Green Bay but didn't and then he asked me to come there and I wasn't going to but my dd Steph talked me into it.

27. Who proposed?
He did sort of. He asked his parents if they'd marry us. Guess he figured it was an obvious thing.

28. Who is more sensitive?
me, but he is pretty sensitive (but he'd say he wasn't)

29. Who has more friends?
me....definitely me...he is not a social person unless I force him. lol

30. Who has more siblings?
me, I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. He has 1 sister

31. Who wears the pants in the family?
Depends on the day.

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#1 Comment from breakaway1968 12/24/07 1:19 PM

These are so fun :) Sometimes you still learn something new even though you knew a person forever!

Saturday, December 22, 2007 For Carrie
Chillin' TV - That Darn Cat

Dawn of Beneath The Surface

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car), Ceedee Taurus
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie), Penaubutter Fudge, Chocolate chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name), KUrb
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal), Black Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born), Evelyn Milwaukee
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters ofyour last name, first 2 letters of your first), Urb Ka
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink), The Red Mike's Lemonade
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers), Edward Phillip
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy), Haiku Cinnamon disks
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ), Phyllis Phillip
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter), Smith San Francisco
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower). Summer Rose
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now +“ie” or “y”) Apple undie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree), Oreo Truffle Apple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby / craft, fave weather element + “Tour”), The Photo Sun tour

Copy and play along if you want to and post it in your journal. Come back and send me a link if you do it.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 12/24/07 1:18 PM
This one was pretty funny

Sunday, September 9, 2007 Hello
Happy My sister and her son talking

Just wanted to say hi and say all is good and maybe you will see me on here again soon.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 11/9/07 9:48 PM
Where R U girl...you have been tagged! See my journal date 11/09/07

Sunday, June 24, 2007 Tired
old american idol

OK Today I am bushed. I got home last night and should have went to sleep but nope played on the puter and went to bed late and Logan was typical... awake at 6:30. So we all got up and ate and took Jimmy to work... yep a Sunday as he then will have tomorrow off.It worked great though as tomorrow is what is known here are kids day. So everything is free for kids. The pools, parks, bowling baseball... etc. So Jimmy will take the kids and play for free all day. I will however be working both jobs w/ just a 30 min break in between. Today was nopt too busy and I was able to get done early and a friend wanted us to come over for a cook out... So after working Jimmy & I didn't have to cook.

I think w/ being on my feet and running all over this job may help me lose weight as I am not at home sitting on my big behind. I have been the fitting room runner the last few days and "runner" is a good word. I take the clothes back to the floor and can we say Old Navy has a lot of customer's that try on a lot of clothes and are messy by the way.

Well I hadn't seen anything from Carrie. :( I do hope she had a good weigh in yesterday. I am as always thinking of you my dear friend.

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 7/7/07 12:52 PM
Where R U?? ;) Start writin girl!
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 6/25/07 2:50 AM
Well with my dad and not getting home until after 6am with now sleep I did not make it to my weigh in...BUT I will make it to the next one. My scale at home says I lost ONE pound though :) Hope that was correct. Read my comment to your last post took THANKS for caring!

Saturday, June 23, 2007 Long awaited update!!!
Loopy a/c and fan

OK Well sorry to be scarce but my life is really not my own. I pop on and start but get interrupted. I started at Old Navy and so far I like it as far as second jobs go. Yep broke down and got a 2nd job as we are always broke and I'd like to get ahead not live ck to ck. I expect to lose some weight too as I am on my feet the whole time running around w/ my head cut off. I actually am at 184.5. I figure that I should make about $400 - $500 extra a Month and get a discount. I am hoping that I will get a huge raise and a promotion in Sept and that dh gets a promotion soon too but I still plan on staying at Old Navy until December. That way I just really feel that things are better financially. After that I may still work 1 day a week to keep my discount.

My day job is still going ok. It has been a little more hectic as my boss was out ill, out for training and then out for a seminar. In 3 weeks time he was gone more than he has been there. That make for a lot more work for me. But it makes the days fly by.

OK Steph had broke up w/ her longterm b/f and she has since met a new one and in the link below you will see him. So far I like him. Being a mom I get the right to change my opinion on that at any time. She is still working two jobs. She actually takes calls for hotwire and she likes it most days and she is thinking of applying at my dh's work as it would mean $3 more per hr. She also still is working at New York & Co. Which is right across from Old Navy in our mall. She seems to be calmer than when she dated her last b/f. Time will tell....

Alli is in Wyoming on her summer vacation and will be here from Thurs until the end of summer. She has been a bit mouthy but she has always been. Other than that she seems to be doing ok and we are still hoping at the end of the summer that she can stay w/ us.

Faith passed kindergarten and is taking a fun learning summer school class and then goes to the boys and girls club after that and Grandma picks her up and then home to me. She is loving it. After her class ends in a week we may let her do the parks programfrom 11 - 4 w/ Alli until the end of summer. Her uncle works there so we know she will be well watched. She also turned 6 on 6/5 and her bday party (most of the pics are from 6/10) It was a really great day.

Logan... He is a very sassy and trying my patience little guy but his smile melts my wanting to hang him from the ceiling fan... Seriously he keeps me running. I chase him every moment I am home. He is still so loving even w/ the sassy times. I was soo happy to see him tonight after working and I had only seen him for about 1.5 hrs between jobs so when dh picked me up I had to hug him and Faith even though they were sleeping. Then when we got home I held him and just snuggled w/ him for a bit before putting him in his bed.

Dh... well his work is going well and he has really been helping out w/ the kids and house while I am at work. But we have been really tense between us. A lot is because of $$$. We fight about it or if we are really stressed about it we start arguing about really stupid stuff. W/ both of us being tired we have barely bd in the last several weeks and that adds to the tension. We do love each other but the stress and tension make life hard sometimes. But he told me that he would rather be poor and stressed out w/ me than be rich and not stressed w/o me. So all is good.

OK for those of you w/ weak stomachs don't read this part... Last Friday Logan woke up early and I went in his room and he was poopy. 4:55 am and man did it stink. So I ran down stairs as I had bought a new package of diapers the night before as we were out. So I am changing him and larva crawled out of his diaper - the new and clean diaper. I screamed and screamed (bugs etc don't bug me, but when I open a new package of clean sanitary diapers and... well I bought puked) OK well everyone in the house was awake and that was a bad bad day. 1st I had to go in to work. so dh and Steph started bug spraying and stomping and there were about 5 in my living room. So then dh had to go to work as he was in training. So Steph called in to work and started cleaning. We called the diaper co. (I am not naming what co as I think it is a freak happening but if they don't send and do what they said I will name them and boy watch out when I am mad...) Well I left work after I finished what had to be done and brought the diapers back to Walmart and they gave me new ones. According to the diaper co when larva are microscopic they can climb through the plastic so if they were in a warehouse or a truck... whatever. Any way got home and dh had the night before cleaned out the fridge but had forgotten to take that bag out to the curb... Well guess where all the nasty larva (maggots or whatever the the BLANK you may want to call them) were in my kitchen. Grrr!!! Yuck!!! Gross!!! I was so mad I thought I'd have a coronary right then..... Well after reading that you can only kill them by stomping on them or drowning them and the best way is w/ boiling hot water... Well w/o taking 3 yrs we killed every one by drowning them w/ bleach and stomping them. We then started at one end of the house and went to the other and bleached everything and sanitized the best we could and 1 week later we have not seen another one. So we are waiting for the 2 - $10 coupons and see what else we get in the mail. I will keep you posted... Can my life get any wilder... Oh yes it can...

So last week I go to use my debit card to put gas in the van and it won't work... well AOL that we have not had in almost 1 yr decides that we wanted it and debited our acct right before payday and bounced a few things and made our acct negative. Grrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they just don't know what could have happened and they also said that they will put the money back in our acct but it can take 7 working days. It has been over 5.... And they will also reimburse any charges incurred due to this.... When it rains it pours...

OK well I am now sooo tired and my feet hurt and my dh asked if I planned on sleeping tonight. LOL I think he wants me to come to bed....

Enjoy the pics. 1st set are mine 2nd is from my friend.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/album?c=kurby_68&aid=576460762404378823&pid=&wtok=9ETy7CUqnR71SgJUWapgvQ--&ts=1181698460& .src=ph



People will forget what you say
People will forget what you do
People will never forget how you make them feel
Mia Angelou

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 6/25/07 2:47 AM
OK wow boy! I don't envy you! BUT I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION. What the heck did you do for a diaper for Logan at that time of the morning?! lol

Sunday, May 13, 2007 Mom's
Hopeful Brewer Baseball. Oh so exciting. Not!

Mommy survey. - Just saw this - Had to pass along.
1. How long have you been a mom? 18 1/2 years

2. How many kids call you mom? 4

3. When you were pregnant did you know what you were having? Yes I kne even before the ultrasounds on the 2nd two. 1st no u/s and still right.

4. How old were you when you became a mom? 20

5. How long were you in labor? OMG All 3 times too long just to have a c-section any ways.

6. What's your favorite thing about being a mom? Hmmm the unconditional love and the messy hugs and kisses. Or the fact that I am not intelligent any more...

7. What's your least favorite thing about being a mom? Worrying

8. Do you want more kids? Nope I am done and will wait until I have grandkids.

9. Have you ever taken your kid(s) on a trip? Yes and it was a trip. LOL

10. How many times have you been pee'd on? Hmm which kid... Too many to count.

11. How many times have you been barfed on? Hmmm Logan has been my only one. He did it really good once. Spit up many times over the years.

12. Is your kid(s) named after someone? Stephanie has Lynn for middle name. A shortened version of my middle name and great grandmas 1st name. Faith Marie. Faith is my sisters and aunt's middle names. Marie was my dad's mom. Logan's middle name is James after his dad and grandpa. We were NOT having James Jay the 3rd.

13. When is the last time you had a sitter; What did you do?
Work M-F... Do something and get a sitter... Yeah right.

14. When your kid gets in trouble, who is the bad guy? I am always the bad guy... Jimmy is always the nice guy.

15. What is the longest you have been away from your kid(s)?
Logan just work, faith aweekend. Steph used to go up by my sister and Grandma for 2 weeks.

16. Are your toes painted? Not now.

17. Last movie you saw in theater? Some zombie movie dh picked out.

18. One thing you will not give up just because you're a mom: ??? Nothing so far.

19. One thing you did give up now that you're a mom: Sleep

20. Favorite Cartoon: I don't like cartoons per say but Ilike the Barbie movies.

21. Favorite Snack: Trail mix

22. When the kid(s) are napping, you are: Cleaning or on the computer or at work.

23. Where is/are your kid(s) now? Logan napping. Steph coming home from Shawano and Faith up by Jimmy.

24. Favorite place to buy maternity clothes? Rummage Sales

25. If I could do it over, I'd do this differently: Just plan on the c/sections and be more strict.

26. Did you breastfeed or bottle? Both.

27. What are your children's current obsessions? Steph - work. Faith TV and Logan his new blanket and music and dancing.

OK 1st hope everyone is enjoying their mom's today. I miss mine today. She has been gone for over 17 years. And not a day goes by that I don't miss her and think wow what I wouldn't give to tell her something or share the joys of my children or ask for advice when I am having a rough day. I always think about how much she would have enjoyed her grand kids. And how much they would have adored her. Life is sure not fair.

Faith made me 2 cards and her grandma bought me a card and so did her uncle Scott. She planted a plant at school and brought that to me. And a clay pot w/ beans for my desk for pens. It is decorated in TONS of glitter. When I have Steph's camera I'll take pics.

Logan made me a painted rock for a paper weight... He tried to eat the rock and the paint. (He is 18 months today.)

Steph bought me a new travel mug and a new large coffee pot. (my old one was only a small one) She is also taking me out to dinner.

My dh cleaned the down stairs for me. He is not into gifts and cards. He has only gotten me a few in all the time we have been together.

The Dark Side Survey
Imagine that, for some reason, you've now been forced to consider the following:

1. You're forced to choose between one of the following vices. You have to choose, and do, one of them: Smoking, drinking, illicit drugs. Which would be the most acceptable to you? Hmmm I guess smoking that way I am in control of myself. I used to smoke a very very long time ago. I rarely drink and have never done drugs.

2. You're forced to give up one of these senses: sight or hearing. Which one do you give up? Hearing. I would want to see my family. Of course I would miss the sounds of their laughter and music.

3. Disregarding the previous question, you're only allowed to enjoy one thing from now on :music player (CD, iPod) or DVD player. Which would you keep? Music. I love it. I don't watch many movies or tv. I like to just not always enough time.

4. You have to give up one of these for 3 days: eating or drinking. Which would you choose to do? Food. I can drink enough nutrients to be ok.

5. You have to choose one: perpetual daytime, or perpetual night time. Which one do you think you could live with? Daytime. As I need light. I get crabby when it is winter and dark a lot.

6. You can only choose one type of treat for life: salty snacks (potato chips, Doritos, etc) or candy. Which one? I guess salty but I like both. Chocolate covered pretzels and nuts.

7. Your life partner has to be one of the following: heavy smoker or heavy drinker. Which one? Heavy smoker...as he already smokes. My dad is/was an alcoholic and I would not to deal w/ that again as my ex-hubby was an alcoholic too.

8. Your life partner also has to be one of the following: Democrat or Republican. Which one could you live with? I think dh says he is Republican so I guess that would be my pick. LOL

9. You can only watch one forever: CNN or FOX News Channel. Which one? Fox

10. You can only have one: a computer or a TV. Which one do you keep? Computer as I can watch my shows from there and download music & movies.

11. You have to live in one of the following places: The Sahara Desert or Antarctica. Where do you do? That is a hard choice I'll go to Antartica as I can find ways to stay warm.

12. You have to give up one: MySpace or your cell phone. Which one do you keep? My cell phone definitely... LOL especially seeing that I don't have one. :)

13. You have to do one of the following: create 1000 email surveys or answer 1000 email surveys. Which one? Create 1000.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 6/15/07 10:35 PM
WHere are ya girl?? Haven't seen ya here in a long time.

Saturday, May 5, 2007 Tired.... Really tired
Chillin' Dryer

OK Carrie Tagged me:

This is the quickest, shortest Alphabet meme/quiz ever! Come play, one and all!

A-Available or Single? No. And I am w/ Carrie Thank God.

B-Best Friend: I have lots: Carrie. She was my 1st b/f ah and the trouble we got in. Then I say that there are too many to name off. I am really lucky to have great and wonderful friends you know the ones that you can depend on no matter what time of the day or night. Cheryl, Ann Debbie & Kelly.

C-Cake or Pie: I am not a big pie eater but cheesecake is good

D-Drink of Choice: Right now Water and cherry coke zero.

E-Essential Item(s): Deoderant and conditioner.

F-Favourite Colour(s): Red Black & purple

G-Gummy Bears or Worms? Bears melted from sun in the dash of the car. Or worms that are the sour ones. Mmmm

H- Hometown: Wabeno Wisconsin way out in nowhere land. Population??? Not sure Carrie.

I-Indulgence: Dairy Queen Blizzard

J-January or February: February as it is closer to the end of winter.

K-Kids: Hmmm let me count the ways... To love them... And yes Carrie counting the grey hairs. :)

L-Life is incomplete without: My family & friends

M-Marriage Date: October 23, 2003

N-Number of Siblings: 1 Sister & 2 brothers

O-Oranges or Apples? Apples & Oranges. Love them both

P-Phobias/Fears: Fear of dying and not having my kids looked after and my dh remarrying Cinderella's step mom. .

Q-Favorite Quote: Don't really have one either

R-Reasons to smile: When I hear my children's laughter

S-Season: Any but winter. But I love Spring - A new beginning.

T-Tag Three: Hmmm. I am not sure anyone is here so I will tag 3 on my miscarriage board.

U-Unknown Fact about Me: I am a closet dancer and singer. I love singing and dancing.

V–Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals? I am an eater of the meat. But I could be a vegetarian as I love veggies.

W-Worst Habit(s): Yelling.

X-X-rays or Ultrasounds?: U/S - I love seeing my babies. The 3-D was awesome.

Y-Your Favorite Foods: I love salads

Z-Zodiac: Leo

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 5/9/07 2:31 AM
Ok that thingy I was suppose to do before/?? well, I'm doing it right now! I totally forgot about it! SORRY!
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 5/9/07 2:29 AM
THANK YOU! I bet your amazed to finally see me here?! How have you been? UPDATE!!! lol

Thursday, May 3, 2007 Ahhh another Thursday

OK Not a very eventful week. I weighted myself and I gained back everything I lost so... up to 189... That SUCKS!!!! But it is my own fault. I need to start exercising and stop eating...

The kis are ok. Though Logan had a touch of the stomach flu this week. He threw up on daddy at least this time. He is still not eating great but maybe he is done w/ the growth spurt that he was going through....

I guess that is it. I just wanted to let everyone know I am alive...

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 5/5/07 9:51 AM
You weighted yourself huh! lol It sounded so funny reading that out loud. Anyway, you have been tagged!! Check out my journal
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 5/3/07 11:39 PM
I went back up to my original weight too don't feel bad! Hope Logan is feeling better and better throwing up on dad then you right?!! Lol

Saturday, April 28, 2007
Happy Blue's Clues

Ok, for anyone who has children you would understand the feeling of pure horror if you find out your child has cancer!

Well read on and help us help this little boy from Canada receive his wish! He would like to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for receiving the most cards. This was posted on a friend of mines journal and I copied it so Please do the same so we can get more people to send cards so that this very sick child's dream can come true. AND it's fun to do! I have mine ready to go and will mail it off tomorrow :)

Imagine being diagnosed with leukemia. Imagine undergoing rounds of chemo. Now imagine you’re seven years old.

Recently, one of our retailers contacted us about 7-year-old Shane, who’s been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and is currently at the Children’s Hospital in Ontario, where he’ll undergo chemo until June. The Make-a-Wish Foundation asked what his special wish would be–well, Shane is going to be 8 years old on May 30th and his wish is to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for getting the most birthday cards. He needs to get over one million cards. (I love a kid who thinks big!)

Want to help? Then send a birthday card (or two) to Shane at the address below. Please help if you can–I imagine this is a pretty big deal for a kid who’s gone through much more than anyone should ever have to. Thanks in advance!

CTV Television
Cards for Shane Bernier
1500 Merivale Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6Z5

Please have cards arrive by May 30th!

Saturday, April 28, 2007 Better today
Happy Nothing... just quiet and a car going past...

OK Amazing... I got to sleep past 6:00 AM. Faith was up at 7:15 but went to wake Steph up for work and bug her. :) So I went back to sleep. I stayed sleeping until the alarm went off then at 8:10 as Jimmy works ALL day today. 9:30 am - 10:00 pm. Logan woke up as Jimmy was crawling out of bed so he got him and brought him to me. We snuggled for about 30 min... then Faith came up and got him wound up. So down to let the dog out as Steph couldn't do that as she was running late for work - typical.... So oatmeal for us 3 and got the coffee brewing. French vanilla w/ cream & sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Ah heavenly.

So Jimmy went to work and I did the few dishes. Logan fed himself so he needed a bath worse than he already did. So I threw him in the kitchen sink... I knew it was clean... I just cleaned it. So got him dressed and cleaned his room and went through ALL his clothes in the closet and dresser. WOW a lot more taken out and he still has clothes up to 4T. I think all he needs for summer is maybe 2 or 3 pairs of shorts and some socks. Fall he shouldn't need too much. I am sure rummaging this summer I will have enough clothes for the next year. :)

Straightened up a few more rooms. And we were going to Faith's room but Logan fell asleep and the dog had to go out so I told Faith she could rest and watch a movie and then we'd eat lunch when Logan wakes up and then either the park or cleaning her room. and finishing the rest of the downstairs part of the house. That means just my room and Steph's and the basement left. Well I have to go refill my coffee and I have to post something from Carrie's journal.

And Carrie ah yes the good old days. We had fun, Shondi, Laurie, Danny and George and of course Robert... I really miss my brother... How can we be so close for so long and now he barely acts like I exist? I really am upset by that... Oh by the way Raymond is supposedly getting married in October so maybe I will get an invite and I am sure you will...

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/28/07 8:20 PM
Oh I forgot about george! lol He was a funny one. "Tiny bubbles on the garage!" remember that? lol Wasn't that their Prom? I know it wasn't ours we were to young. I'm not so sure I will get an invite or not lol Cindy may though.

Friday, April 27, 2007 Finish the sentence
Still Little Mermaid 2

Finish the sentences:

1. I’ve come to realize that my ex……. was not so bad. LOL
2. I am listening to……Movie "Little Mermaid 2"
3. I talk…….a lot.
4. I love…….My kids.
5. My best friend……is my hubby at least on his good days.
6. My first real kiss……was a long time ago at Ann's sisters wedding in Milwaukee.
7. I lost…my mind.
8. I hate it when people………talk down to me.
9. Love is…….insanity.
10. Marriage is…….a lot of work.
11. Somewhere, someone is thinking…….that they are missing me. :).
12. I’ll always be………a mom
13. I have a secret crush on………noone.
14. The last time I cried was because….Alli was sad to go home.
15. My cell phone…….What cell phone?
16. When I wake up in the morning…….I hit the snooze and hope I can get a few more minutes of sleep.
17. Before I go to sleep at night………I hope that I can get to sleep and then have no interruptions.
18. Right now I am thinking about……..Sleep!
19. Babies are…….a great and wonderful blessing that turn into evil teenagers.
20. I get on the web…….to catch up w/ friends and read my emails.
21. Today I……am crabby
22. Tonight I will…….sleep.
23. Tomorrow I will………clean and maybe take the kids to the park.
24. I really want…….more money and more time.
25. The person who means the most to me in the world right now…..Oh no not just one several and they are my family.
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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/28/07 12:46 AM

FIrst of all..OMG Logan had staples in his mouth! lol WOW how scary! And I hit lots of sales today too and tomorrow we will hit several hundred lol We are gone all day...seriously! And I am going to do the question thing on my tomorrow journal so watch for it k. Thanks for the cheer up...it really helped :) I had fun thinking of all the fun stuff we did back in the day. MAN does it make me feel old realizing we were YOUNGER then our girls!

Friday, April 27, 2007 Days like this
Frustrated Little Mermaid 2

Today started ok... Went to work and somehow my desk had thrown up overnight. Papers everywhere. My in box was full. There was paper on my chair too. Everyone still crabby and the phone did nothing but ring!!! Grrr!!!

Then My boss gets in and starts asking me 3000 things while I am trying to work... Then he leaves for lunch. Then he comes back and informs me that he will be running to pick up customer's cks and going to the post office. So I had been hoping to take 1/2 hr lunch and leave at 3:00 but nope!

After work Jimmy picked me up and we had to go through construction and pay Steph's credit card bill as yesterday on her day off she decided not to... Then we went to a neighborhood rummage sale. Actually a village. Well they aren't officially open until tomorrow morning but a lot are open Friday evening. We went to a bunch. Logan was crabby and kept screaming and... oh yeah touching everything. Faith had to touch everything and then ask if she could have it. Then She decides she has to go potty. So 4 blocks back to the port-a-potty. She whined all the way there. Then we went to more sales. I didn't find a ton but if the kids would have cooperated and oh... just one of those days. So Jimmy went to unload stroller and put Logan in the van and I was going to two more sales. 1st was a bust. 2nd was great... I was there about 25 - 30 min. Well when I got back to can, hubby was crabby w/ me. We argued and then went to Little Ceasar's for a cheap dinner. And home to eat it. I am tired and crabby. Logan was sassy after we ate and bit me oh and best yet he found a small package of staples and had some in his mouth. Well I don't think that he ate any... So he is finally sleeping and the movie is almost over so Faith will be in bed... And me too.

OK better get some things done. Later...

Thursday, April 26, 2007 Tired
Quiet News

I just wanted to let everyone know I am here and alive. Had a very long week that isn't quite over yet. My boss has been out of town at a training seminar at our district office. This is the 2nd time this month. So holding down the fort. Everyone at work has been pretty crabby too so it has been a long week of work. I wish the people I work with would grow up. Ah feels like high school sometimes.

The kids are ok this week and I went to a Creative memories party last night. Hoping to go to an evening of scrapbooking in May. Kelly would like to see Logan's book get done and Faith's started??? LOL

That is about it for the week. I am off to get some sleep.

Sunday, April 22, 2007 Just chilling after a busy weekend
Chillin' Batman movie

Well After going to bed later than wanting to yesterday I got woken up and then Jimmy hot home from work. Well I got the kids all fed and dressed. Stephanie was ugly and we got in a huge fight as her dog ate my new tennis shoe. It was pretty ugly and she said that she was moving and I said all right just make sure to take the dog with. Grrr!!!! She can be so darn nasty and snotty! OK She left for work and it was supposed to hubby sleeping and Alli and Faith playing/watching tv & going on the computer. Well... It was not just Logan and me running errands... Add 2 girls. 1st we went to the mall and were looking for a dragon statue or something that Alli likes to go on her cake. Well we found one for $4.99 but way too heavy. Then we found several really nice ones that were light and they were $20. Not happening. If we had not spent so much on her already maybe... but NO! So we went into Shopko and looked - no figurines - We did find a Pokemon toy she liked so that would be going on the cake. Then we stopped at NY & Co to see Steph - who was rude to me. Then we went to Copps and they only had cakes that were too large. So we were headed to Wal-Mart but couldn't get in the lane to exit as no one would let me in. Next exit Woodman's - So decided to grocery shop 1st and then go for that cake. Well we did find a cake at Woodmans and got done but w/ ALL the added help of 3 kids... Took a LOT longer. So it was 1:00 and the kids were starving and so home to clean.

Can we say that my family was not very helpful so I did do a lot myself! Well it finally was time for people to arrive..... Waited and waited well Kelly & Hannah were there. And then I called others and one said Oh that was today.. And no one else answered the phones. Ann did show up after a bit. We grilled out - Hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. Had pasta salad and chips & dip. Not gourmet but everyone ate well. Then cake. After that gifts then Kelly and Hannah went home as they were sick of Zeus licking them. Stupid dog! Ann stayed for a bit and we just hung out. Except for the guys went up to Alli's to play a game on the computer. So us girls were watching Lion King that Faith had put in the VCR. After they went home Steph wanted to go to Wal-Mart so I went with. Got to bed late and the kids were up early. We went to a few rummage sales and the hubby took Alli to Milwaukee. I had a Home & Garden Party that only 2 people showed up for and we had a pretty good time. Jimmy got home at about the time everyone was leaving so he took a shower and got ready for work. So Steph is at work and it is just me with Faith and Logan. Faith is watching a movie and Logan is trying to climb on me and patting my thigh.

I added a few pics.
1 - Alli w/ her cake
2 - Alli w/ her license plate in which she said where's the keys and the car. So next yr maybe a matchbox and a house key. LOL
3 - Steph w/ her other sister Hannah. (Faith took the pic.)
4 - Hannah, Brian and Faith
5 - Me & Logan.
6 - Jimmy & Alli. They are laughing at the fact that Alli wanted to know if it was just for the bunny as it looked good enough to eat. LOL

That's All for now.

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#1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/23/07 9:19 AM
Great pictures. Well, we went to Cindy's and spent the night there. I didn't call you because I forgot to put your number in my phone and Charlotte was getting crabby because her two kids were crying and wanting OUT of their car seat so she didn't want to stop to check out the phone book anywhere! AND she said I'm not Sopping anywhere else! lol And then we were late returning the tux too! Always running late...we would have been on time but Jaden told her he didn't want juice so she got him milk...well then he threw a fit and said NO I want juice! We were already in the van buckled up and ready to go! lol SO she went back into the house and got juice for him...all that wasted 15 min of our time. I told her just make him deal with the milk and she said no he would scream all the way home. Prob right! lol

I swear teen age girls!! We should be able to choose to skip that age! It's way to hard! ALTHOUGH I sure am happy that it's not just me going through this! Lots of people who have teen daughters are going through the same things right now as us. Whew...we may have a decent kids after all... eventually!!!! Alex doesn't usually get to snotty with me cuz she knows her dad would lay into her big time! She's scared of her dad! lol BUT I know if dad were not around she would be worse...she is learning a little respect as time goes on though. I have actually been pretty proud of her...she even decided to go back to work after she quit and I told her that was not an adult thing to do at all. She has not missed a day of school in a long time now and is pretty much handing in all her home work :) Thats this month...we will see what next month brings. Anyway, check out my journal for pics. they are so adorable!

Friday, April 20, 2007 A day in the life Part 2
Anxious Elmo movie

OK I did NOT start cleaning instead I played Sudoku and checked my email and then checked my miscarriage board. Ahhh... But then I turned the cartoons off and told Faith let's get a move on. Dad will be home and saying... I thought you were cleaning. LOL Well we started in a run through. and got All the dishes and then I helped Faith wash dishes. and then made dinner. The kitchen and dining room were clean and dinner (spaghetti & meat balls w/ French bread) After dinner cleaned up a little and was going to leave to finish getting what we need for Alli's party tomorrow. Well.... Jimmy wants to make a cd as he is working tonight so he will have off tomorrow. So he turns up the music loud and Logan starts a dancing. (I promise that I will get Steph's camera and make a mini movie of it as it sooo very cute) Jimmy said after he picked up Alli that they went to the mall as Alli had a coupon that if used within a couple days of her bday she gets $10 off the purchase at build a bear stores. So he had promised Alli they'd go. So after they got her dog and used her coupon and gift card from Xmas she was a happy gal. So walking through the mall Logan was dancing and causing a bunch of people to follow. My sweet baby boy.

Finally after changing Logan into pj's and Faith into a clean outfit we were ready to go. We went to $ Tree and it was packed w/ young kids. Yuck!!! And ALL in my way. I hate that. So after walking up and down in the aisles Faith decides that she needs to buy a dog magnet for Alli. Well we got what we needed and it was 8:15. Grr still needed to get to Wal-Mart and get home so hubby can get to work. So got to Wally World and checked on cakes. I was originally making a homemade carrot cake that Alli insisted she wanted. So of course I was happy thinking that was easy. So she told her dad that really she wants a chocolate cake and wants it to be Eragon or some type of Dragon. Grrrr!!! So then After looking at ALL the cake books and asking 3,000 questions of the bakers I find that they have nothing that Alli would want or like. She wanted dogs or dragons. So the young guy - looks about 17 - 19 says... at he mall I think the Hallmark store they have some dragon figurines for a few dollars. Buy a cake and put them on. What a smart guy. Well tomorrow off to the mall and then either back to Walmart or over to Coops and get a cake and have them write happy Birthday Allison. Yippee!!! So got bunny food and a Cherry coke zero and we were on our way home behind some old man going way under the speed limit. And I could not get around him. It took forever and Faith keeps saying I have to pee!!! Ugh!!! I said just hold it.

Finally home at 9:15 and dh is like what took you so long. And he put Logan to sleep in the pack n play not his crib. Alli is on her computer and Faith is being really loud. Man can we say Calgon take me away. So Faith settled down and started watching her Elmo movie. And the dog keeps walking behind me and insists on sniffing the bunny. Darn zoo here I swear. So it is 9:44 and Faith should be sleeping, Logan is asleep in the wrong place and Jimmy has left for work. My plan is to get some stuff done and get some sleep. I have only had a few nights not sleeping w/ him and I don't like it but I am looking forward to having the whole bed to myself. :)

OK I guess after reading on here I will go put away the dishes and off to bed I'll go. So a day in my life is generally hectic.... I am tired just reading what I wrote.

Friday, April 20, 2007 A day in the life
Happy The dog walking/birds chirping and cartoons.

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN US ON OUR "A DAY IN THE LIFE OF" IF YOUR INTERESTED PLEASE JOIN US! My friend Carrie and her niece Heather are doing this. ...PLEASE join us and leave us a message so we can check it out. Carrie is in my side bar...and in her side bar she has two heathers there...the "my niece heather link", check those out as well.

OK today started w/ the alarm going off at 5:30. I hit snooze and back to sleep for 7 or 9 min. I then turned off the alarm and out of the bed I went. After going to the bathoom and getting my clothes. I hear Faith say... "MOM can I get out of bed. 5:50 and she is wide awake. So I grabbed her clothes. Ironed my shirt for work and her shirt. She was dressed and so was I. I curled my hair but big surprise no brush or hair spray. So we went down stairs. I brushed the curls where I wanted them and then sprayed. Called Faith and sprayed her detangler in her hair and her brushed her hair. OK 6:05 and just about ready. Faith said she wanted gum and when I looked at her nails... not very clean. So made her wash her hands and then I scrubbed her nails w/ the nail brush. And of course no towel. grabbed a towel and got her settled. Told Steph that Jimmy was taking me to work and all that. Took the dog out to the bathroom. Grabbed my coat and purse and got the dog back in the house. 6:20 and I am in the car. Hit every red light and got to wrk right after the train went through. Got to work at 6:29.
Ah work. 1st I went through all the crap that my boss put on my desk after I left yesterday. Sorted through all the papers on my desk. Logged into my computer and all of my programs. Then I went and grabbed a diet pepsi and a granola bar from my food stash drawer. The phones weren't bad so I didn't have to help answer the calls. Always a plus. Then I opened my file drawer and pulled out my work for today. I went through my emails and many customers contacted me w/ payment info. So only had about 10 calls to make. About 9:00 a salesman brought in bagels from Big Apple. So I grabbed one and put on some veggie cream cheese on it. Back to my desk. Ate my bagel well going through my accounts. They look good again. I forwarded my spreadsheet w/ my aging of all my accounts to my boss. Finish up making my calls. And it is10:05. Kelly calls as she called my house and Jimmy opted not to answer the phone or is in the bathroom or outside or something. Then cleaned up my desk. And turned off my computer. Ah 1/2 days are great when you work early as there is a lot of day left. Jimmy on time to pick me up. Another plus. He is very happy to see me.
Off to pay Kelly and the van. Then to GB Games (used games and dvd's etc) We bought Alli a game for Her Nintendo DS that her mom is getting her for her bday tomorrow. So we then went to The old Take 2 (don't remember the new name.) I hate these stores as Jimmy always has to look at everything and Logan wants to touch everything and I just want to get what we came for and go. Nothing at this store but Logan loves the music and is dancing. :) Then to EG Games. They had another game Alli wanted and we found a set for the DS it is case, extra pens, head phones and a charger for the car. Only $14.99 New and on sale. Yes!!!

We then started home. We passed about a zillion rummage sale signs... OK maybe only 20 and Jimmy was on his time schedule so no stopping. Got home and made Logan chicken nuggets and peas and fruit cocktail for lunch. And juice. He ate it and did not want any help. Rosie (Faith's grandma) called and asked if she needed to pick up Faith and I said I could but if she wanted she could. She loves the time w/ Faith but she is more lenient and lets her eat junk fod. She said that her son - Faith's uncle wanted to take her out to dinner and somewhere so she would wait to see Faith.

I called Cheryl as originally she was picking me up from work and wanted to tell her that I was only working 1/2 day and not to pick me up. Otherwise she'd be waiting a long time!!! LOL She was at her Son's and she asked if she could take me to lunch. So I now had a lunch date. Cleaned Logan up and changed his diaper and got Jimmy and him in the van and to Milwaukee they will go. Took the stupid dog out. Sat down at the computer and attempted to post on here but the phone rang. It was Stephanie asking why I was home and telling me how rude our receptionist is at work... I said true purpose of the call... Well she wanted $$ as she hadn't cashed her ck and she was in between jobs and needed $$ for dinner. So left her the $$ Jimmy gave me... While I was on the phone w/ her Cheryl drove up and was honking. Finally got off the phone and off to lunch. We went to Old Country Buffet. On the way Cheryl gave me a few gifts from her trip to Ohio. We then met Aleta (DIL) Robyn and Aeris (Cheryl's Granddaughters) And her hubby Tony was w/ too. We were seated and I got a large salad. Yummy. I ended up sharing my peas and melong w/ aeris who did not like what her mom was giving her. I then went and got some steamed broccoli, spicy chicken meat and nach chips w/ a little cheese and sour cream and a mound of lettuce and tomatoes. A little baked chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. Shared the chicken w/ Aeris. Then on to desseert. Cherry Cheese cake. Yummy and very full. So then while waiting for the others to finish I looked through Cheryl's pics from her trip. Then back to the car.

Cheryl dropped me off at Faith school at 2:32 School was out 2 min ago. But there are a lot of kids that haven't been picked up. Faith has paint all over her clothes and her teacher is nowhere in sight. So another time I can't chat w/ her. So we walked to the gas station and bought Faith an ice cream sandwich. Home we walked. We got home and let stupid dog out. Then Faith washed up and she went to watch that stupid tv. I sat down and am drinking a diet coke plus (has vitamins and minerals) Tastes about the same and it was $0.90 as it is new. So now I am off to do some cleaning as tomorrow is Alli's party and I hav a home & Garden Party Sunday. So need to get my booty moving. Plus Jimmy wants spaghetti when he gets home at 6:30. Check in later w/ more of my day...

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/20/07 8:18 PM
Thanks for joining in! It's always fun to see others "A day in the life of". I'm going to be adding more to mine in a bit.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 Today
Quiet TV - October Road or something like that

Ahhh tonight I am tired. Jimmy has been working late and until yesterday I was steel not feeling 100% but now just sleepy. I just thought that I'd poste and let everyone know how things were. Tomorrow is TGIF. I am happy for that as it has been a very long week. I should be cleaning my house, doing dishes and laundry but nope sitting here just got done watching Grey's Anatomy. A good show as always.

I weighed myself this week and don't remember what it was as I was still not feeling well and was really tired. So tomorrow I need to reweigh myself. I probably gained as I truly haven't eaten as I should. I did go for a walk this evening. So that was a positive. Well the weekend may end up being long. So I should get some sleep. Jimmy and Steph both should be home soon.

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/19/07 11:44 PM
By the way...where has Ann been? I seen she started a journal but nothing more since then.
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/19/07 11:43 PM
You sound a little down today. I missed Grey's tonight because I totally forgot it was THURSDAY! GRRR well we are going to download it on itunes when it's available. I have to clean too big time...should take me a good part of the day tomorrow. I have been bumming for the last three days and have not been able to do anything here. The only room that has been staying clean is my bedroom. Well, Heather and I are doing a "a day in the life of" series tomorrow...wanna join? Just update several times in the day...maybe add some pics if possible. Sounded like fun so I joined. Let me know if your interested. Trying to get more people to make it more interesting. You will have to keep an eye on heathers journal tomorrow too. I'm going to try to get my sister to do it too.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 My name is:
Mischievous none

Your name: Kallie

Your age: 38

Your location: Central Wisconsin

What's the weather like there today? The weather is finally warming up and were expecting about mid 60's today :)

How much did you pay for your last tank of gas? It was $2.83 / gal and we were empty so $61.00 to fill up! I believe the gas price is at about 2.87 today

Your relationship status: Married for 3.5 years Together for 4.5

Number of kids/grandkids: Daughter Stephanie (age 18), Step Daughter (11 on Saturday), Daughter Faith (5 1/2) and my son Logan (17 Months)

Pets: Steph's Chocolate Lab Zeus - almost 1 yr. Alli's Bunny Sparkle about 1 1/2 - She was Alli's Bday party 1 yr ago. And Steph's 2 cockatiels. Roberta is 2 1/2 (ends up being a boy) And Bobbie we rescued about 1 1/2 yr ago (A girl) Now the names are because my mom was Roberta (and was called Birdie) So my dad's birth name was actuall Bobbie. LOL Corny huh? And none are mine, but I take care of them for the most part....

Do you live in a house/apartment/bat cave??? House

Square foot area of your home OR # of bedrooms and bathrooms: it's ??? sq feet with 5 bedrooms and 2 baths - Dbl Living room and a formal dining room. And in the basement a toy room.... Very huge.....

Early bird or night owl? Both and man that sucks as I never get enough sleep.

Do you have life insurance? Yes through my work and my dh's...

Last vacation destination: Officially - The Dells Sept 2005

Last heartbreak: Hmmm That is hard looking back... maybe not so bad... He may have done me a favor... Maybe I should thank him.

Last celebration: Every day... LOL Seriously I don't know... Guess we must be partying too much...

Strangest (most out of place thing) on your computer desk: Green furry boa of the girls...

Strangest thing on your bathroom counter: Iron - clothes not curling iron... Too lazy to put it away

Plans for the weekend: Alli will be here again and her 11th bday is Sat so we will party.

Best thing you can say about the person you snagged this from: She has been one of my b/f since I was 6 and no matter how many miles apart we have been I know I could always call her and we'd always have something to say and she would be happy to hear my voice. :) I love her dearly and she means the world to me.

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/17/07 10:06 PM
Aww you and Heather are just simply making me blush today! :) Thanks for the very nice compliment! It was never boring, I have to say, being your friend...and then When your brother fell on me (after falling down the stairs) I had another friend...(a boy friend) Funny how things work out. It was the best time of my life looking back :) Miss it dearly...and ya, we should try to get together. It all depends on weather or not my sister will be home or not. I plan on staying over at her house...charlotte may be with me...not sure yet. I will let you know more soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 Today is better
Chillin' The dryer

Well today definitely is a better day. Had some fruit for breakfast. For lunch we went to McD's As Jimmy told the girls we would. I had a grilled chicken sand & a side salad. So not too bad... I did have to wipe off the mayo from my sandwich as I guess someone didn't explain light mean little not drown my sandwich in it....

Right now the dog & Logan are napping. Faith is at Grandma's, Steph's at work and Jimmy is bringing Alli back to Milwaukee after she hd been here a week. :( I truly hate her going back. She tells me things that her mom says and it tears my heart out. Her mom truly is a heartless witch. Grrr!!!

Other than that just going to try and get laundry and dishes done. That is my goal!!!

Hope you are all well.

Here are a couple of Videos that Kelly posted for me.




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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/16/07 12:10 AM
I bet its very hard to see her go back. You sure get attached to them when you see them so often. Loved the videos...beautiful kids :) And Logan is getting SO big!

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Life
Chillin' Suite Life of Zack & Cody

OK I am really feeling yucky today. I ate a lot of food that I shouldn't have yesterday and on top of which about 10 - 15 Whoppers - Strawberry Milk Shake Robin Eggs. And now my stomach is killing me.

I am tired and the kids are not behaving today and my house is beyond a mess and I have 4 loads of Laundry that are on my couch waiting to be put away but every time I move I feel like throwing up. And Besides that I have probably 4 loads to wash yet...

Logan is whining I think it is morning naptime.

OK nope he just wanted to snuggle w/ me. :) So now he is helping me type.
I think I should nap w/ him and let the girls play together on the computer.

I will post more later

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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/15/07 12:57 PM
yeah A POST! It's been a while since I seen from you. hope your feeling better today and hope the kids are doing well. We had 7 loads of laundry yesterday!! Yuk..but today is well...laundry is done, dished are done and the house is OK looking...but needs a good vacuum going on.

Monday, March 26, 2007 Almost caught up
Quiet Nothing.

OK I am back, 2 kids bathed and in bed and my shower taken. Dinner was 2 bean burritos w/ cheese. Mind you not the low fat cheese I had bought because my hubby decided to use it as it said mexican cheese and never read that it was low-fat. Grrrr Men!!! Any ways that was about 11 points. I need to find my books and see how many points I am supposed to get and make a excel chart ... I am bushed. Off to check my email and then to bed. I hope you girls are journaling. 2 days until our group.

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/6/07 10:18 AM
Hey where ya been??
• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/2/07 2:22 PM
Hey girl! It's great that you made it here! I just got back from Florida last night 2:30 in the morning! We were tired and thanks goodness Nick decided to sleep in today :) Well, Just wanted to say hi and let you know i got the link. Thanks for sending it!

Monday, March 26, 2007 Catching up!
Chillin' news

Well what an interesting weekend. I will start on Friday and work my way through today. Friday my friend Cheryl was off work and she was in town so we decided that we needed a night out so we added Ann, Debbie and Aleta. It was definitely a great start to the weekend!!!

Friday I started out bad. I woke up late so it was a different day for eating:
Breakfast: pop tart & a diet Pepsi
Lunch: Was a Campbell’s soup. (I was 5.3 points for WW High fiber)
Dinner was Pizza (WW - 12 points)
I also had 1 lg cappuccino an more diet Pepsi

OK Next was we went out. We had soooo much fun. We danced and drank and danced and drank. I had a few ego boosters w/ after the few weeks I had had it was great stress reliever. I won't give you all the details but it was a great time.

I only got about 3 1/2 hrs of sleep and then it was up and get ready to go to my sister's I started the morning off w/ several cups of coffee and some water and then 1 sm piece of pizza (about 5 pts)
Lunch was 1/2 Peanut butter and jelly sandwich w/ milk.
Dinner was Mac n cheese, Pork on the grill and baked beans. I had sm portions. After dinner I had a glass of wine and 1/4th of a small piece of cheese cake (I used fat free ingredients) My aunt was here from Texas and her daughter in law and her grand daughters. They along w/ my grandmother stopped over and it was a great time. My sister and I sat in the hot tub for at least an hr just chatting. Then to bed I went.

Sunday morning breakfast was a apple danish (not any clue on nutritional value) Then a cappuccino w/ my niece (I allowed her to drive me to the Citgo station - she doesn't have her license yet. she did quite well) We then chatted w/ my younger brother and his family. We went to lunch and I had a grilled chicken and some fries. Dinner was salad w/ grilled chicken) We got home at 10:30 and sleeping really late.

And that is again how the week starts... We did have quite the storm over night and I was surprised that everyone slept through but me.

Today a new week... Breakfast was a Special K Bar, Mid morning snack was the same and Lunch was pizza hut. I ate 2 plates salad w/ very little fat free salad dressing, Had some peaches. Then 2 small pieces thin crust veggie pizza. I had lunch w/ Steph, Kim, Jed, Cassandra and Anna (DD, DS, gs's dd, ds dson & ds - dd - df) Hope that made sense. LOL They were here as Cassy was getting her braces off her teeth.

I will catch up more later when Logan and Faith eat dinner and settle down.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Life is insane!!!!
Hopeful October Road (New TV Show) & Kids being loud

OK my life is true insanity. Yet another day of little sleep. Today was a difficult day as I woke up late and that sets my whole day in the wrong direction. I did add a pic so that you could see my sweet inspiration on my way to a healthy body. He loves the telephone!

Breakfast. I started w/ my smoothie.

Midmorning snack: Pop Tarts - I know not a good choice but I left my special K bars at home and believe it or not it was healthier than everything else in the vending box.

Lunch was Pizza Hut Buffet: Now I did really really good. I had a lg plate of salad w/ almost no dressing and no cheese or eggs or cottage cheese. Also had broccoli and carrot sticks. Then at 2 pieces of veggie pizza w/ thin crust. Drank water.

No snack this afternoon I was still full. Did have a diet Pepsi though.

Dinner was spaghetti w/ meat sauce. I did use ground chuck and rinsed it after I cooked it. And had 1 very small piece of garlic bread and there was hardly any butter on it. Only 1 serving.

I am having my evening smoothie. I added strawberries tonight and a little more flaxseed.

I did get in a walk today. I took the kids and we walked after I got home. We walked for about 45 min.

I hope you are all doing well today. I haven't heard from you....
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• #1 Comment from breakaway1968 4/4/07 6:33 PM
What a cute picture! You got a handsome one there :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Weight and weekly meeting
Frustrated Socom

OK Here goes. Here is what I ate today:
Breakfast at my desk was a Special K bar w/ a diet Pepsi
Morning Snack: fat free animal crackers/cookies
Lunch: Michelinas healthy gourmet meals. Chicken, rice & veggies
Mid afternoon snack: Fat Free French Vanilla Cappucino
Dinner - Mc Donalds Snack wrap w/ grilled chicken no sauce. Asian salad w/ grilled chicken.
Bedtime snack: homemade fruit smoothie w/ flax seed.
Today I was 187 I have lost 2 lbs in 2 weeks.

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• #2 Comment from breakaway1968 4/4/07 6:34 PM
2 lbs in 2 weeks is great! I sure wish I could see a 2 lb loss. These past few weeks have been turmoil when it comes to diets!
• #1 Comment from inascarbabe 3/22/07 12:03 AM
Well the link works. WOO HOO !!!!!