Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Best Day Ever...

I had the best day today!

*Dropped Natalie off at school at 7:30*

*Met up with some friends that I haven't seen in awhile and we made some Christmas Cards. It was totally fun and just what I needed this morning.*



*Picked Natalie up from school at 11:00.*

*We headed over to the Dr. to get her a flu shot. We didn't have to wait very long. Thermisol Free)*


*After that, we went to the mall and shopped around for a few hours and had lunch and a snack.*




*I got one of those Mall Massages. $12 for 12 minutes. It was awesome and I KNOW it had to be more than 12 minutes. It felt like forever! Natalie sat in the chair and quietly waited for me to be finished. I was so proud of her.*


*Played in the play area for awhile.*


*Then we left the mall and met some other friends we haven't seen in a long time at Pump It Up!*


I had great conversations today. Wonderful conversations that I needed and missed. I needed to see and be with my friends today. Thank you Jennifer, Laurie, Kim, and everyone else for great times today with us!

We came home and had some bowties with butter for dinner. Natalie actually ate the entire bowl! Now she is laying on the couch watching Scooby Doo. Soon, I will read her a book and it will be bedtime and back to work tomorrow.

What a great day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

School Pictures are In!

I was a bit nervous to order school pictures. I have taken TONS of pics of Natalie and have seen first hand the funny faces that she can make while taking a pic. And the blinking from the flash makes for a whole slew of drunk looking pics! So, when picture day arrived, I ordered the smallest package. (6 minis, 3 wallets, and the class photo). My intentions were to take her to Walmart where I could SEE the pics as they were being taken so that I could approve them. After all, nobody wants to pay hundreds of dollars for a half drunken, eye closed, sneezing, photo! Well, the pictures are in. They came out nice. I have the option to order more online but I think I will still take her to Walmart and get them done. Or maybe not, I'm just not sure! So anyway, without further ado...


Friday, November 7, 2008

Where did my sweet child go?

One of us is not going to make it out alive! lol (Okay, we WILL make it out alive but at the moment it doesn't seem that way!). My wonderful, sweet, nice, caring child has been taken and replaced with a rude, spoiled, bratty little stranger! EVERYTHING is a struggle. Getting out of bed-struggle. Eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner-struggle. Getting dressed-struggle! I am ready to pull my hair out. Please and Thank You has gone out the window. Today she went to the bathroom when she finally got out of bed and said, "I didn't turn the lights on". Meaning... I didn't turn them on so I am not turning them off. I told her that bratty little children don't get visits from Santa. They don't get Birthday parties or presents. Today for breakfast she ate 3 bites of apple sauce in a baby spoon and said she was full. Of course she is full, she refuses to eat a meal and her stomach is probably the size of a pea! I have to find a different approach. It seems like all I do all day is yell and as Dr. Phil might say......."How's that working for you?" It's NOT! She will be 5 in a month........if we make it! lol

Monday, November 3, 2008

Be Heard! Vote!





Your vote is your voice. You cannot complain about what happens unless you vote. You have the right to Vote. Just do it! Every Vote Counts!
I will be voting tomorrow. I feel a bit discouraged that the candidates are my only choices this year. However, I cannot dwell on that. I have to vote for who I think will be the best for my Country. I don't completely follow politics. There are many things I don't really know much about. These are the things that I do know:

1. I don't believe in Abortion and I would never have one. However, who am I to tell another woman what they should do with their own life?

2. I believe that we needed to go into this war the way we did and I stand behind President Bush's decisions on it.

3. I believe that we need to continue further with Stem Cell Research. This could be the only way we find cures for diseases such as AIDS.

4. I believe that we need to make it possible for EVERYBODY to be able to afford Health Insurance no matter how much money you do or don't make.

5. I believe that our borders MUST be more secure.

6. I believe that we have the right to bear arms.

7. I believe that homosexuals should have the same rights as anyone else. If they love one another and want to enter into a union together, who am I to say they shouldn't?

8. I believe in the Space program.

Sometimes I wonder if I should have all of these beliefs. I am a practicing Catholic. I go to Church every week. My child goes to Catholic School. I believe in my religion but I also believe in my opinions above. I will be voting tomorrow for who I think will be best for our Country.
I will be voting for McCain. I just cannot vote for Obama based on who he is associated with. I know he is not those people, but he is associated with them.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Photo Card Giveaway!


Who wouldn't want to win 40 Christmas Photo Cards? I would! My friend, Jennifer, is having a giveaway on her website. www.cutiepiescustomcreations.com

Simply click this photo below to get to her site:

If you go to her blog from her website there is a place to sign up for the contest! You just have to comment her and tell her which design you would pick if you won! So Simple and worth the chance of winning your cards for this year! Good Luck! If I don't win, I hope it's you!!