Thursday, June 30, 2011


Some days I feel like the kids and the Weimaraner have a bladder the size of a pea.  Generally I wouldn't mind, but days when we are out and about it seems like we are going every two minutes.  We ask before we go to Wal*Mart they say no.  We make it half way through the store and one of the kids has to go, so of course you ask who else has to go.  Of course everyone answers no.  Fine and dandy, until you are next in line at the check out scoping out the chocolate you should be eating and low and behold someone needs to go potty.  This isn't always bad mostly when you are the only adult shopping with three kids.  My oldest isn't quite old enough in my opinion to take herself or her sister to the bathroom.  Maybe 15 years ago but not these days.  So then the question becomes, do you try to go and make it back before its your turn?  Or do have them hold it and wait for the best?  Either option is a crap shoot really.   Then comes the dog.  I love the little guy, he gets treated like a actually child. We live in an apartment on the second floor. So taking the dog out is not just letting him out in to the yard.  I wish but houses to rent in our area are waaay over priced.  So I end up taking out our Weimaraner.  My oldest used to take out the dog out as well but he weighs twice what she does so if another dog comes along she gets dragged along for the ride.  So in order to take him out to do his business I have to lock the door and take my keys and then walk him, and keep an eye on the house.  Yeah I basically don't trust 95% of my neighbors.  I take him out four or five times a day.  That used to be all he would indicate that he needed but lately he wants out like every five minutes.   So at first we took him out when ever but now he just walks around sniffing the air.  Little bugger. So now its more of every few hours thing.  I'm just wondering about summer vacation.  Will we make to our destination with out a billion stops? Maybe I need to buy a potty chair
, just kidding.  Although I may buy some chucks for the car seats, in case we can't find a restroom in time.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Six Weeks Later

It has now been six weeks since my hysterectomy.  It feels like it has been six months.  I'm guessing all the restrictions make it feel that way, no lifting, no bending, no twisting and etc.  Basically don't do anything.  BORING! After the pain of surgery went away I felt soo much better.  Even better after the doctor's office realized they never gave me hormones to level out my imbalance.  I have way more energy, I sleep better and I don't constantly feel sick.  The kids are loving their "new" mom and of course so is my husband. We walk to the park to play; we bake and do fun stuff.  Stuff I never felt well enough to do before or had to force myself to do.  It's amazing how a uterus can cause someone soo much grief.
Of course I am sad that I will never have another baby of my own but I have three I can deal with it.



"It's alright to feel good. It's alright for nothing to be wrong."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

From office 2010

Can I really blog from office 2010? Hmm, quite the interesting concept.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Too much coffee

Wait strike that not coffee coughy. It's a family joke. My younger ones couldn't say coughing so it turned in to coffee. So now the joke is they had too much coffee.
We have all cycled through what we refer to as summer colds. Yuck!! Every summer we a get one. Usually later in the summer. I think the not so hot summer we are having in the pacific northwest is what caused it. We generally get them at the end o summer when the cool down starts. Iris, my youngest, has the last and what seems to be the worst. We are on night 3 of coughing all night. Poor baby:( we have tried four different cough meds but none seem to work completely. My husband went and got some dylsem tonight. Tha fully it's working fairly well. It should it's twice the cough expectorant. That and a humidifier seem to be doing the trick. I was leavin the window open a tad but since we have a couple neighbors who smoke that's out the window. I don't want to exacerbate her coughing with second hand smoke. Hopefully this will end soon so we can all be well and make the best of the summer. You know when the sun actually comes out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

School begins

So this is the begging of my 2nd time going to college.  I already went to college in 2003 and became a medical assistant.  That was 7 years ago and I only had one kid.  I am only taking 11 credit hours and they are all online so that I don't have to find a sitter to match my class times.  I have the next two terms set up to be taken only online.  We will see where spring leaves me but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.  So far, only two days in, it is going good.  I have already gotten my work done and completed for my writing class.  Of course it was just an introduction, and a essay.  Hey I'll take it! I am also taking psychology, its required and sociology, my choice.  They both so far have required a lot of reading.  Good thing I'm a bit of a book worm. LOL  I have already read and taken notes on two chapters of psychology plus two articles.  Then since it is online you answer the questions in a discussion board format.  Thank goodness I spent all that time on iVillage. ;) The sociology I choose because as part of the pre requisites you have to take a humanities course.  I am always asking my husband things like " why on earth do people do that?" or " What makes that OK?"  Well now I am taking a course that will help me understand better. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is I have to volunteer some where for 8 hours.  I'm not whining.  I'm more than glad to give back to the community it is finding the time to do it.  With now school, work on the weekends, 3 kids and now a husband on graveyard.  I could go during the day, but my husband works til 7 am ,and by the time he gets home he has time for a shower then off to his class.  Class is out at noon so then he needs to sleep and do homework before going back to work at 10 pm.  So I'm not looking forward to impeding on his sleep time. It will get done but will definitely take some scheduling.  
  So here goes my journey into college once again.  I know I can do it.  I've done it before.    I will keep trying so I can better myself and my family.  I can live my dream <3
The fish who keeps on swimming is the first to chill upstream."  311~ My Stoney Baby