Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

100 Truths

I stole this from Amber, it seemed like a good idea at the time =)


1. Last beverage: Water, I don't drink much of anything else lately

2. Last phone call: Husband, of course

3. Last text message: Jodee

4. Last song you heard: Talking Heads- Burning Down the House

5. Last time you cried: Today

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. Got back with someone you've broken up with: Yes, stupidly!

7. Been cheated on: Yes, the idiot!

8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes

9. Lost someone special: Yes.

10. Been depressed: Yes.

11. Been drunk and threw up: Nope

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Blue

13. Pink

14. White

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU: (2010)

15. Made a new friend: Yep

16. Fallen out of love: Nope.

17. Laughed until you cried: Yes, but not often enough.

18. Met someone who changed you: Definitely

19. Found out who your true friends were: Yeah, but I pretty much already knew that.

20. Found out someone was talking about you: No

21. Kissed anyone on your Facebook friends list: Well... yes... but I am married to him!

22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Most of them

23. How many kids do you want? More than the two I have

24. Do you have any pets: Yes, the cutest puppy ever.

25. Do you want to change your name: Yes, I always thought it was really boring, and it isn't like I can shorten it to make a nick-name

26. What did you do for your last birthday: Uummm... is it bad that I can't remember

27. What time did you wake up? 6:30

28. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping, thank goodness.

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Thanksgiving, I love it.

30. Last time you saw your mother: Monday, she did a great favor for me.

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: My health issues

33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yes, a couple.

34. Who is getting on your nerves now? 1st graders!

35. Most visited websites: Facebook, godealgo, IMDB

36. What's your real name: Sarah Rebecca

37. Nicknames: Sariah, Mom

38. Relationship Status: Happily Married.

39. Zodiac sign: Cancer

40. Male or female: I'm female.

41. Primary School: 5 at last count, too many to list.

42. Middle School: Bennion Jr. High

43. High school: Cottonwood

44. Hair color: Blond

45. Long or short: Longer than I have had it in years.

46. Height: 5' 5"

47. Do you have a crush on someone? Yep, and its a good thing too, cause I am married to him.

48: What do you like about yourself? I have a good sense of humor, and am friendly.

49. Piercings: Ears, two in each but I only use one set.

50. Tattoos: No thanks

51. Righty or lefty: Righty.

FIRSTS:

52. First surgery: Wisdom teeth

53. First piercing:12 ears

54. First best friend: My hubby, and Cassie, and Vennessa

55. First sport you joined: I DON'T SPORT!

56. First vacation: First one I remember was Yellowstone

58. First pet: First I remember was Sassy (snif)

RIGHT NOW:

59. Eating: Nothing right now but I am making corned beef for dinner

60. Drinking: Nada

61. I'm about to: Finish dinner

62. Listening to: The sound of my little fingers rapidly typing.

63. Waiting for: Hubbs to come home

YOUR FUTURE:

64. Want kids?: Yes more please

65. Get married?: Only once

66. Career: Teacher, maybe some day.

67. Lips or eyes: Eyes, lasik again would be nice.

68. Hugs or kisses: Kisses

69. Shorter or taller: depends on who I am standing next to

70. Older or Younger: Younger would be nice

71. Romantic or spontaneous: Spontanious

72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Can I say both...

73. Sensitive or loud: Loud

74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship for sure!

HAVE YOU EVER:

76. Kissed a stranger: Yes

77. Drank hard liquor: no

78. Lost glasses/contacts: Yes

79. Sex on first date: No.

80. Broken someone's heart: Yes.

82. Been arrested: no

83. Turned someone down: Yes.

84. Cried when someone died: Yes.

85. Fallen for a friend: Yes

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

86. Yourself: Most of the time, depends on the situation

88. Love at first sight: Yep... again married him

89. Heaven: Absolutely

90. Santa Claus: Yep

91. Kiss on the first date: NO!

92. Angels: Yes

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:

94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: Nope

95. Did you sing today?: Yep, with the music but nobody was home to hear it, thank goodness.

96. Ever cheated on somebody: yes, but it wasnt on purpose

97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: High School, improve grades, stay away from boys, go to college after.

98. The moment you would choose to relive? My wedding day

99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: Nope, already there

100. Are you afraid of posting this as 100 truths?: Nope they are all completely the truth.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Drivin'


Do you remember what it was like when you got your drivers license?
Or when you got your first car?
For me that is what its like every time I get into my car.
Driving equals freedom for me, I love to drive. I will never understand women who stop driving when they get married. As far as I am concerned that is MY car and no one else should be driving it. Especially if I am in it. I hate being a passenger. My friends give me a hard time because any time we all go somewhere together I have to drive. Mostly it is a control issue, but a lot of it is also that I get a kind of trill from driving. It really is one of my favorite things to do. I love long road trips. Emanhaud and I have the best conversations while we are driving too. For some reason we can let loose and really talk to each other when we are in the car. We discuss politics, movies, books, finances, and just about anything else that might be on our minds. The funny thing is that we don't talk to our kids at all when we are in the car. The Bug gets really annoyed by this, because she really wants to be part of the conversation.
For me being alone in the car is the best time for me to think. I just let my mind wander and think about things in a way that I just don't normally. I get some of my best thinking done this way. Any time you pull up next to me you can guarantee that my music is going full blast too, and you can almost always catch me singing along as loud as possible. (Windows up of course!)
Don't worry I obey traffic rules while doing this!
Maybe I like driving so much because I waited longer than most to get my license. I was 18 and graduated from High School before I could drive. I bought my first car just before I got my license. I paid $125 for it when I bought it from my uncle and I put $800 in repairs into it, a lot of them myself. I will admit I did NOT like driving a mini-van but it was still freedom and I dealt with it until I finally sold my van this summer. Driving is also the thing that makes me the most mad. I hate it when people don't obey traffic rules. I will yell and cuss at people for doing stupid things. This makes my family very happy as you can imagine. But I still love driving and they will have to remove my license from my cold dead hands at the age of 100 before I give it up. Maybe I will request to be buried in my car!
How about you do you like to drive?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Randomness

So I know it has been quiet a while since I have blogged. I just haven't felt that there was much to say. Not that there wasn't anything happening in my life, I just didn't really feel like writing about it. So hopefully what I do have to ramble about today will take up some space and fulfill my bloggy quota for the month.
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I would just like to say I hate airports. I seem to have only sad moments at airports, mostly because it is not me doing the traveling. I am usually the one dropping off. I had to take MJ to the airport to go home today. I was very proud of myself that I didn't cry, because I didn't want to make her feel bad. But I really wanted to. I just don't know what I am going to do without her here now.
Who will keep me company?
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I have to say I am loving Junior High... no... really!
My girls have the best teachers.
It is far less of a nightmare that I thought it would be.
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The Bug went to her first JH dance today... this makes me scared and fall over with laughter all at the same time. I desperately want her to grow up and start doing age appropriate things. At the same time, I am terrified of her spending actual social time with the kids at her school.
Does this make me one of those loony over protective parents?
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I swear I will never shop in Walmart again if I can help it. Every time I go in there, not only do I have to look at and swerve around the very dregs of humanity, but I have to deal with the people who shop there too. Their employees are getting less helpful by the minute, and they no longer always have the lowest price, so my thought is, why bother!
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I am up to walking 4 miles a day now, not that it matters. I have gained 20 pounds since spring, (AKA my last surgery) and none of that weight wants to go away. It is time to really buckle down and start actually depriving myself of things that are doing me no good. Like ice cream, and all that Halloween candy that is just sitting around. I am not far away from cutting out sugar all together. I did it once for a while and I did feel better. The problem is I am not sure I have the will power. I have to start reminding myself, that it just isn't worth having all this weight on me, and feeling like crap.
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The back problems are back. I have a herniated disc in my lower spine, and osteoarthritis, in addition to that. I am going in for steroid shots in my back on Monday. I am just hoping that all goes well and it actually makes me feel better.
I am so tired of being in pain.
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So what are you watching these days, me... I'm loving Big Bang Theory.
What!
You haven't seen it?! Well check this out.



OK that's all I got, so here are the tunes. Enjoy!

1. Strip- Adam Ant
2. New Moon on Monday- Duran Duran
3. Tenderness- General Public
4. No One- Alicia Keys
5. Another Day in Paradise- Phil Collins
6. One Night in Bangkok- Murray Head
7. Imagine- John Lennon
8. The Emperor's New Clothes- Sinead O'Connor
9. 74-75- Connells
10. Jane Says- Jane's Addiction

Bonus: I'm Your Daddy- Weezer

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Question of the day?


How do you feel about children calling adults by their first name?
Do you feel that it is OK or not?
Tell me why.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What Happens on the Playground Stays on the Playground

Actual Conversation heard between two sixth grade girls...
(Sugar is talking to Freckles about the cell phone rules in her family, names have been changed because I can't remember their real ones.)

Freckles: "Are you the oldest kid in your family?"
Sugar: "Yes, accept for my two older sisters."

How do you not crack up, when you hear something like that?!

Friday, September 24, 2010

HOLY FREAKING COW!!!!

I just got home from work and realized that my dog was freaking out in the back yard. There was a loud chirping accompanying this freaking out and I assumed that there was a magpie in the back yard taunting my dog... again. I looked through the back door and saw that my dog had something cornered in the tall grass that my husband needs to cut badly. Hint hint. I went into the back yard to rescue the "bird" and it began to run around chasing my dog. The dog was also chasing the critter at the same time so you can imagine the mayhem that was going on. So you know that thing that all the dogs do in the movie Up? You know when they all yell SQUIRREL and look around at the same time. Well it was just like that, accept that my dog had an actual squirrel (not a bird) cornered in the back yard. Needless to say you all would have been very amused had you seen me trying to lure my dog away from said squirrel.
And no the bologna, that I was using for this purpose did not work!
I don't know who was more worn out by this experience, the dog, the squirrel,
or ME!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Question of the day?


What is your favorite "acquired taste"?
You know the thing that when you are giving it to someone who has never had it before you say "Well, not everyone likes this, it's kind of an acquired taste."
So what is it?
Black Licorice
Coffee
Grapefruit
Artichokes
Come on you can tell me!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Is Laughter Truly the Best Medicine? Or NOT!

Wow! We had quite the day yesterday! Let me start by saying I love my children with all my heart! They are truly an inspiration to me.
Yesterday, however I was willing to sell one of them to the gypsies.
Yesterday we had a gooey-a-thon.
Lou Lou has a problem with the dry fall air. It makes her nose itch. So to relieve this particular problem she sticks her finger up there. Which inevitably leads to blood. The great thing about Lou Lou and blood is that she likes to share it. And it doesn't have to be shared with a person, it can be shared with carpet, walls, clothes, you know whatever is around. One of the really fun ways she chooses to share it to blow blood out of her nose at a high speed, and to aim it at whatever unsuspecting person happens to be trying to help her to stop bleeding. This of course leaves said person looking like they have just stepped out of a zombie movie.
Anyway, we were trying to help with the problem, and possibly put a stop to it, so we took her to the doctor yesterday. (Thank heaven for the Kids Care that is open on Sunday.) We made an appointment, and were in the waiting room watching a movie when one of the offending nose "geysers" occurred. I quickly yelled at the top of my lungs to whoever might be around "Shes gushing blood"! (Which technically she was not, at least not like she was 15 minutes earlier when we decided to take her in.) The problem was not the quantity of blood, but that I had nothing on me to help stop the flow, not even a Kleenex. Several people came out and helped me lay her down and gave me something to soak it up. I carried her into a room, and Emanhaud and I explained the problem. Now keep in mind this is probably her tenth bloody nose in the last four days. Some of them were small, like the one she had in church earlier the same day. And some were "geysers" like the one to come. The doctor told us there were several options. The first he suggested was packing her nose with cotton balls soaked in cocaine.... yes that's right COCAINE! We joked and said she was already keyed up, and he said it wouldn't be enough to make her worse. He made several more suggestions, including cauterizing the nose.
This is my autistic child that is incredibly strong for a 50 lb child. It took four of us just to keep her on the table long enough for the doctor to look at her nose. We mulled over our options and decided to go with whatever the doctor thought would work, this was done in about one and a half seconds. After we papoose wrapped her it was discovered that they did not in fact have the supplies to do what they wanted to. The doctor decided to try cauterizing it. This is done by sticking a wooden stick with silver nitrate on the end up her nose...
YEAH RIGHT!
We held her down, me holding the chest, Emanhaud holding the legs, a nurse holding the head, and the doctor holding the stick. Well he sticks that thing up there and the thing that you would expect to happen when you put a stick up someones nose happens. It begins to gush, in a way that I have only ever seen in movies. The funny thing is, he has a second stick in his hand and he sticks that one in there too. By this time she is howling mad, literally! So the second stick goes in, and it changes from a stream to a raging river of blood. Plus while this is happening she is trying to blow the thing out of her nose full force. So the doctor, Emanhaud, and I all look like we have been sprayed with blood...
oh wait we were!
At this point the doctor looks at us and says there is nothing he can do further and we need to go to the ER. We bundle her up and put her in the back seat with her head in Dads lap, and head up to the hospital. A twenty minute
drive away. Which of course means that it stopped bleeding on the way. We get to the ER, and check in and the doctor comes in, this all happened in about 15 minutes. The doc looks at her and says there is nothing he can do for us...
wait...
REALLY!
So apparently you cannot cauterize something that is not bleeding...
They gave us some info about nose bleeds, and sent us packing. We were there for maybe about 30 minutes.
We got in the car, very frustrated, and I said to Emanhaud, she will be bleeding again within an hour. Needless to say I was right!
The funniest thing is that to top it all off durring dinner last night after everything had calmed down. The very same child slid backward through a dining room chair and got her head stuck in it.
How can you not laugh at that.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gardens Bounty



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Introducing...

There is something I have always wanted to do. More for the experience of doing it than because I thought it would be fun. An opportunity came up to do this very thing and I jumped on it when it presented itself. So here I am introducing to you our very own Foreign Exchange Student.


MJ
We have had her living with us for about 2 1/2 weeks now, and I have to say it is going much better than I ever could have expected. She is actually more of a teacher than a student. She came here last fall and has been staying with another family until now. We are hoping she will choose to stay with us for a while too.
She has been a great influence on our kids and on me.
So here are some things I have learned about her...
She is 20 years old
She is from South Korea
She is majoring in Social Work
She loves cheese
She loves to cook and learn new dishes to make
She is a great cook herself
She loves and is excited about watching American movies and TV
She likes comedies
She loves to laugh
She has a great sense of humor and is learning to understand and use sarcasm
She is very pretty, especially when she dresses up
She loves to eat
She is very caring and misses her family terribly

We are so excited to have her come and stay with us, and hope she feels the same!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dropped the ball

I feel like I am letting people down. I have almost completely stopped blogging lately, and I am sorry. I just don't have the energy or time to sit in front of the computer lately. I blame my Iphone. Ever since I got it, I can check email, facebook, and anything else I want without having to venture into the deep dark basement in search of the computer. The nice thing about this particular device is that I can do almost anything on it, the down side is that I cannot update my blog. It is also very inconvenient to read other blogs on it as well. So not only do I not update, but I am not reading either.
I am sorry about this.
I do want to keep up with what is going on in every ones lives, I just can't seem to find the time.
It seems however that neglecting your blog is the way to get new followers, mine have doubled since I started ignoring my blog.
(Not that that really matters!)
Hopefully things will get back to normal when Lou Lou and The Bug go back to school.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Plant experts apply here...

I like house plants.
Unlike the things I attempt to grow outdoors, they do not have to be weeded.
I am pretty good with them too. This however, hasn't always been the case. A few years ago every plant in my house up and died on me, for no reason I could ever figure out. For the most part though, I do well with them unlike some people who can't keep them alive, because they refuse to water them.
I have been know to have house plants so large that people were afraid the plant would eat them alive,
as seen below.

(It got so large I had to donate it to this place. )
People were actually afraid to sit in that chair!
Yes I know, its a lot of clocks... stay with me here people...
The point is that I have become pretty familiar with plants and how to take care of them.
Then I found this...



I keep this plant right next to my shower, I looked through the glass this morning to find this staring me in the face. I was almost afraid to finish showering. It looks like something from this movie.
Anyone got any ideas?
Where it came from... besides Mars?
What I should do with it?
... anyone....?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

New

For some time now I have wanted to change the name of this blog. Something about having my name in the title and plastered all over the banner really bugged me. So I have bit the bullet and finally come up with a new title. If you are here looking for Sarah's life, don't worry you have found it.
We are still under construction too, hubby is working on a new banner for me.
So be patient with us, we are working on it!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Evidence

As some of you may remember from this post last year, I have a rather large garden every year.
We do this with my in-laws as a kind of a family plot.
My FIL keeps asking if we have seen evidence of the deer that are in the area, and until today we hadn't seen any.
Well that has changed!



I picked them and brought them home in the state that I found them in because this is my evidence.
THOSE ARE MY SPAGHETTI SQUASH!
And yes I did mean to yell that because that is exactly how I said it when I found them!
STUPID DEER!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Decisions?

I'm trying to decide if I want to do a give away for my 300th blog post...
anyone out there who would like me to do this?
If you do comment below.
(I'm will be taking donations for it if I do decide to do a give away. If you want to donate comment too.)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Dear Stupid Cool Keeper people,

When my air conditioning stopped working on Friday afternoon of the hottest weekend of the year. I just assumed that it was the fault of the machine. And while it bothered me that I was going to have to spend a large amount of money to repair it, I was willing to because it is a necessity in 100 degree heat. Finding out that it was going to cost me less than I expected was good news however, finding out that it was the fault of the little box that YOU installed on my house was not.

Your product sucks! It cost me $130 for an after hours call to my house on Friday night. All this just to find out that your equipment is what had actually failed. I want it off my house NOW! The only reason I signed up for it in the first place is because you were sending weekly reminders to my house.

I want you to pay for the appointment too. I do not think this is asking too much. Hopefully when I call you and tell you as much you will agree.

I am gearing up for a fight, just a warning.

Sincerely
Sarah

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

10


10 things I hate about me
1. I am loud
(But not as loud as my mother)
I yell a lot. Sometimes at times when it just isn't necessary. The bad temper is part of this.
2. My feet,
I have a very average size, which means I never can find shoes on sale. By the time they go on clearance, all the average sizes are gone.
3. I am incredibly pale,
and no amount of sun has ever or will ever change this fact.
4. I am vain,
I love looking at myself in mirrors. If there is a reflection around I can't help myself.
5. I am incredibly lazy,
I would so much rather be laying down watching TV or reading a book.
6. I can't swim.
7. Asthma, and bad health issues,
nuff said.
8. I hate the shape of my body,
I have very broad shoulders, and a large bust. However my hips are very slim and I have no rear end. I know this doesn't sound like a bad thing, but I also have a thick waist. This makes me look square instead of curvy like a woman should be shaped.
9. I never finished school and got my degree,
this makes me feel like an uneducated yokel.
10. I get intimidated easily by others,
It keeps me from keeping in touch with friends. I just don't want to bother them. So I never call and then I just eventually end up loosing touch.

10 Things I like about me
1. My skin,
I have very clear, nice skin. I rarely have breakouts.
2. I am naturally thin,
Not SKINNY, just a nice average size. This also makes it very easy to find clothes that fit me in almost any store.
3. My hair,
I can wear it in almost any style, or color I want and it still looks great with the shape of my face.
4. I am friendly,
I have no problem talking to people I don't know.
(Weird that I have more problems with people I do know huh! See above.)
5. I stick to what I know is right!
6. I forgive easily,
maybe a little too easily. I don't like holding grudges.
7. I accept differences in others,
you don't have to believe the same way I do to be my friend.
8. I am smart, and have a pretty high IQ,
I love to learn new things, and pick them up pretty quickly.
9. I am a good mom,
or at least I try to be.
10. I like to cook,
and I am pretty good at it. My neighbors have started calling me Sara Lee.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

YUCK!

I posted a little bit of my experience the other night on FB, but I thought I would elaborate.
First let me tell you that I never was allowed to go to concerts as a kid. My parents at one point went to see Paul McCartney, and said that there was so much marijuana smoke in the balcony where they were seated, that they got high themselves, just on the smoke. So thanks to Paul McCartney, I was never allowed anywhere near any kind of live music.
THANKS PAUL!
So I never really experienced much in the way of live music until I was an adult, and by then smoking- in any form- wasn't allowed indoors. Now, I love concerts. There is an excitement there that just can't be matched for me. When I heard that this band I really like was in town, for a free concert no less, I got very excited. I had been to these kind of concerts as a vendor, and had always wanted to participate as an actual spectator, so I jumped at the chance.
(I think we are in one of those pictures!)
When we arrived (two hours early) it wasn't bad at all, a little wait in line, and then we found our little space in the grass for our blanket. As things started to fill up, there was a great party atmosphere. We lived in down town SLC for the first two years of our marriage, and I really like, and miss the feel of the outdoor parties. Emanhaud of course whipped out his camera as quickly as possible, was practically drooling at the possibilities, for crowd shots. (Don't worry there will be more to come.)
About the time the warm up band went on, things got very crowded, but we were still holding our own. Then all of the sudden, the Mayor of SLC got up to speak, and a little ripple of discontent went through the crowd. This was the time that we were suppose to be listening to music, not to the Mayor. I looked at my husband and asked if this was the season opener of the series, and he said he though it was. Well that would explain the enormous number of people. This was the point when we started to loose all patience with this particular crowd. This was the point when the alcohol started to settle in on most of them. This was the point when they started to trample anyone sitting down, including the baby that was sitting with her family right behind us!
All of the sudden, all decency and respect for human life just floated away on the breeze. I didn't mind that occasionally people would step on our blanket, I didn't even mind when they would occasionally would trip. Hey I am not the most sure footed person either. But when, they started blatantly trampling the people on the blankets, that made me mad! Eventually we had to stand up, because the density of the crowd just made it too hard to be sitting anymore. Eventually we had to put our bags (my purse and his camera bag) between our feet, to keep from being stepped on. Eventually we had to get used to being kicked, and stepped on.
And eventually we just had to leave.
Two songs into the main act.
We just couldn't take it anymore.
Maybe we are getting old...
but this kind of thing just isn't what it used to be.
I can tolerate people drinking around me, even though the smell alone was making me want to throw up. I get that not everyone feels the same way that we do about alcohol.
What I can't tolerate it people getting sloppy drunk and then trying to trip their way over everyone in their path.
Lets just say that when I said NEVER AGAIN... I meant it!
I wonder if this will make me never want to let my kids go to outdoor concerts....
As for myself, I'll stick to the arena concerts, thank you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Question of the day?


So every time I log on lately it seems that I have a few new followers.
This question is addressed to all of you.
How did you find me? Did you follow a link from someone else?
You are all welcome, new friends and old.
But will someone please tell me how you got here!
Thanks!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pppppttttttt!

You know there are times when I do feel like I am being punished for some kind of past wrong.
Most of my life is pretty good right now. Our current money situation is good, that isn't always the case. I have a great relationship with my husband. I have beautiful children, who love me as much as I love them. I am not even bored, which is saying something considering we are smack dab in the middle of summer.
The problem is that it only takes one little thing to drive me right over the edge right now.
My beautiful, sweet, autistic daughter is spitting again.
No this isn't just spitting, this is blowing disgusting raspberries right in your face
ALL FREAKING DAY LONG!

Ok so I know there are some of you out there who are saying...
Oh look how cute she is, it can't be that bad.
Well its worse!
Imagine if you will, someone spitting on you every time you try to hug them. Or spitting on you all the way through a meal, which means when her mouth is full of food.
Imagine that the noise from this action is in your ear every waking moment.
Yes I do mean EVERY moment she is awake.
That means from 8am to 9pm.
She even keeps herself up at night doing it.
Every hour of every day.
This has been going on for about a week now.
I am getting very tired of this.
The hard part is that she isn't like other children. I cannot punish her for doing this because it is really not a conscience act. Yes she knows she is doing it, and yes it gets worse if you try to stop her. But it is more of a compulsion, than anything else. She literally cannot stop!
It is just this one little thing.
Other than that my life is just great thank you very much!

Monday, June 14, 2010

?

I am having a parental dilemma.
How do you punish a child for something they knew was wrong when they did it in a fit of temper, but they came to you and confessed to all of it, including the fact that it was purposeful?
Don't get me wrong, she is being punished, she is grounded from life for the rest of the day.
Is that too harsh, considering she did confess without even being asked, and before I even knew she did wrong?
Maybe we will just call this the question of the day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Randomness

So summer is here...
NOT!
It is suppose to reach a whopping 58 degrees today. I have to keep reminding myself that it is in fact JUNE!!!
I am so ready for the heat now. Yes I know I will be complaining come July, but I will be happily complaining.
I am ready to get the pool out, I am ready to have sweat trickling down my back even while I am sitting in my air conditioned house. I am ready to be sun burnt and blistered.
This is me... being ready... still ready... waiting...
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I am desperately trying to loose weight.
The problem is I have no will power.
I need to develop some of that.
I have to keep reminding myself,
"Sarah you are an adult, you have self control, you are the only one who can control what you do, OOOOO COOKIES!"
See, doesn't work.
I am regularly exercising. Last night Emanhaud and I upped our walking by another mile, we are up to three now. I have a goal to walk for an hour every day.
Some days that goal is more attainable than others.
Some days the only thing I want to do is lay on the bed and watch reruns of Alias.
I will keep trying. I'm not giving up yet.
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I'm bored
I keep looking for stuff to do, reading, cooking (see above), laundry, etc. Its just that on a daily basis most of the time the things I can think of to do just aren't happening. I just finished reading a series of books and have nothing on my list to read now. I can only do so much housework without going crazy. As far as cooking and baking go... again see above.
When I was a kid my little sister used to go around all the time saying she was bored. My mom would look at her and say "no your boring" and after a while she started saying "I'm boring" instead. Not the nicest thing to do, but I think that is what I am going to have to start saying.
"I'm boring, boring, boring!"
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I am starting up my cooking classes for kids next week so if you are in the Davis county area and want your kids to participate just leave me a comment and I will fill you in on the details.
If anyone out there has fun and kid friendly recipes that you can suggest that would be great too. They don't have to be easy. I am teaching them how to actually cook, not just assemble.

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Alright I guess that's it for the week

Here are the tunes
1. Little Red Corvette- Prince
2. Violette Hill- Coldplay
3. Stiff Kittens- Blaqk Audio
4. Oh My- Mellowdrone
5. Walking on Air- Kerli
6. Colorful- Rocco DeLuca and the Burden
7. Another Day in Paradise- Phil Collins
8. Out of Control- Oingo Boingo
9. Cruel Summer- Bananarama
10. The Only One I Know- The Charlatans

Bonus: Your Decision- Alice in Chains

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An open letter to the idiots who keep doing this

ALRIGHT
YOU...
YEAH YOU!
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
STOP PUTTING THE FREAKING SHOPPING CARTS IN THE HANDICAP PARKING SPACES!!!!!
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INCONVENIENT IT IS FOR A HANDICAP PERSON TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR TO MOVE THEM SO THEY CAN PARK THERE?
OBVIOUSLY YOU DO NOT AND THAT IS WHY YOU CONTINUE TO DO SO!
WELL
STOP IT!!!! NOW!!!!
YOU KNOW WHERE THE FREAKING CART RETURN AREA IS SO...
USE IT!
Sincerely,
Me

Wordless Wednesday

Fence Friday

Monday, June 7, 2010

Can't Complain

First let me just preface this post by saying I am sorry that I haven't updated for a long time. I have been really busy... Really! I swear I have been!
My girls graduated from elementary school this week, I planted a HUGE garden, I had to work, I have been trying to keep up on my house work... You know.... busy.
Plus there is the problem that I don't do anything web related any more unless it is on my Iphone. So I don't read other blogs, and I don't do updates unless it is a one sentence updated on Facebook. I know lazy lazy lazy.
I promise I will try to do better.
Plus I finally just realized, Hey I have a laptop!
Crazy world huh?
The thing is that even with all the busyness, I haven't been stressed out as much as usual. I haven't had a lot to complain about. I have decided I like my life. Sure I could stand to loose about 20 pounds. (See below post) Yeah I do have very difficult and challenging children, that are out of school for the next three months!
But hey, I get to sleep in for the next three months too!
So that makes it all better.
This is the first time in years that I am actually looking forward to having my kids home for summer.
Did I just say that?
I think there may be something wrong with me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Leaf

I looked at my husband last night an said "I've had it!" I don't want to feel like this anymore.... Oh wait it isn't what you think!
I have decided that I am going to be healthier. I know I have said this before, but this time I mean it. Let me tell you why. About a month ago I decided that I was cutting out sugar in my diet. It went really well for a while, I had very little sugar, and I did feel a lot better. However I have absolutely no will power and I eventually gave in. I think yesterday was my low point. We had the girls birthday party last week and so the house we have had a lot of sweets hanging around anyway, but I had to compound it with the donuts that I purchased on Monday to hand out in their classes. And since they were buy a dozen and get a dozen free, I had to get some for us too. Then about half of the donuts for the classes came home with the girls anyway. So we have birthday treats, cupcakes, and donuts just sitting around getting stale, and I spent money on them so I feel like I just have to do something so it isn't a waste of money. The solution is of course to eat them all myself. I am ashamed to say that I probably ate about 6 Krispy Kream donuts yesterday, along with two frozen burritos I had for lunch, and a couple of scotcheroos.
Needless to say I was not in a good mood yesterday. When I am "sugar mommy" I am not pleasant to be around. I do not feel good, I am impatient, I am angry, and I yell a lot, for no particular reason. By the time last night rolled around I was not a fun person to be around. This was sort of like hitting bottom for me. I decided right then and there that things were going to be different.
So here is the plan. I am recording on this very public blog what my stats are as of today, and I will make a monthly update to let you all have the chance to ridicule me if there is no change.
(This is probably the bravest thing I have ever done)
Natural waist: 35 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Bust: 38 inches
Bicep: 11 inches
Weight: 155 lb.
These are the areas I am the most worried about.
OK so don't get me wrong. I am not fat, I know this. I know there are people out there that truly struggle with their weight. I am not trying to belittle their struggle by saying that I am fat. I know that I am not!
I am however, very unhealthy. I am at the top weight I have ever been in my life, and that includes when I gave birth to my girls. I do not feel comfortable with my body and it is affecting the rest of my life. Plus now it is starting to affect my family as well.
I do not want this to happen anymore!!!!!!
Really this isn't about weight loss, it is about being healthy enough to feel good. It is about being healthy enough to take care of my family. It is about feeling good about myself, and knowing that I am trying my hardest to take care of myself. It is about setting a good example for my children so they will not have the same kind of struggle with their health that I have had.
I just want to do better, and from this day forward I will do just that.

Monday, May 17, 2010

12 years ago today I became Mommy!

We've come a long way baby!
Happy Birthday to my beautiful girls!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

OK So Now I Really Am Depressed!

So Emanhaud sent me this via email the other day, and seriously it really did make me depressed. It made me laugh a little too, so I thought I would share.
Men Are Just Happier People-- Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

Phone conversations aren't over in 30 seconds flat. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.


Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24th in 25 minutes.



No wonder men are happier!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

This speaks to me

I love music.
There are certain songs that just instantly transport me to another time, and literally fill me with memories. Good and bad. Sometimes a song just speaks to my heart, sometimes it's something about the melody, but most of the time it is the lyrics. I found this one, and something about the words just makes me cry every time I hear it. I thought I would post part of it because it says something about how parents feel about their children, and I found it fitting for Mothers Day somehow.

"Well my dad was sick
and my mom she cared for him
her love it nursed him back to life
and me I ran,
I couldn't even look at him,
for fear I'd have to say goodbye
and as I start to leave he grabs me by the shoulder and he tells me,

whats left to lose,
you've done enough
and if you fail well then you fail,
but not to us
cause these last three years,
I know they've been hard
but now it's time to get out of the desert and into the sun
even if it's alone"

-The Format- On Your Porch

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

What Might Have Been


I have 4 friends/relatives that will be having or have had babies within the month. I get to go and hold these little darlings occasionally. Holding a perfect little new born is a cheerful thing to do. Most of the time. Sometimes it sparks a little bit of sadness in me. I didn't have perfect little new born babies. I had fetuses. For those of you who don't know I have twin girls that were born 14 weeks premature. The were under two pounds each. I didn't hear my newborns cry until they were seven weeks old. They had scars on their body from the first moments of birth. I has never been easy for me to be a parent. Not that it is for anyone, but I have never had one of those blissful moments when all seems right with the world. I have always had worry.
Will they ever be able to breath on their own?
Will they be able to see they way they should?
Will they be able to eat normally?
Will they be able to sit up?
Will they ever walk?
Will they ever talk?
After a while it switched to...
Will she ever be able to feed herself?
Will she ever be able to get dressed?
Will she every be able to tell me she loves me?
Will she be like everyone else?
Will everyone treat her the way she deserves to be treated?
I know all parents ask themselves these things. I know they all worry. But at some point I have had to give up on the dream. Sure there are a lot of things both of my girls can do that I never thought they would. We no longer have to spoon feed, or worry about falling down stairs. We do however worry about how the world will treat people who are so vastly different.
I look at new born babies, and pray fervently for their parents that they will never have to go through the heartache of having to give up what might have been. I pray that my children never know how much it hurts to give up the dream of a perfect little baby. I pray that they don't realize that with giving up that dream, my life had been altered but, not always for the worse.
I do however hope they realize that my life has been better because of them. That I wouldn't change a thing to make it different for myself. I would change it for them, not because there is something wrong with them, but because there is something wrong with the way the rest of the world sees them.
I hope they never have to ask themselves,
What if?
or What might have been?
I hope they can appreciate themselves for who they are.


Beautiful daughters of God!
 
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