Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My little toddler-becoming a preschooler, is in total love with Tom Hanks' Polar Express. We watch this movie at least once a day. If we let her, it would be three times in one day. I like the movie and all, but bless her heart, three is too many for me. But here we are this morning with her favorite movie playing. It did give me time to get breakfast ate and done, cleaned up afterwards, and now some free time for myself before I start on my next task. Laundry. So for those of you who have not yet watched this movie... save it for a nice cold winter night close to christmas. Curl up under warm fuzzy blankets with your youngins, and drink a hot cup of cocoa and enjoy the christmas spirit this movie has. It truly is a magical movie!

Monday, January 26, 2009

This past month I have been perusing the blog world. Sometimes I come across a blog that I just can't by without checking for an update. Warm Pie, Happy Home is one of those blogs. RuthAnn is just a sweet heart and opens up her home and shares her recipes with everyone. She's a tradition housewife with a country heart. You should rush right over there and check her out! Not to mention she has my dream kitchen! Right down to the stove.

Today is the day after rain. The sun is shining brightly reflecting off the stucco houses here with the dark looming clouds blowing away in the background. I love it. I've got the windows thrown open. Laundry smells sweeter and I've got one of my candles going. Pumpkin pie from Walmart. It's a nice, crisp day. Even my two cats love it. They are running around the house doing their cat olympics and taunting each other. Between the kids and the cats, there is always something that needs to be picked up. (One just lept over my head from the couch! My hair moved.)

Have a wonderful day today. Enjoy the rest of the week! I may get to post again this week, but we'll see. I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished this week. Maybe a few loaves of bread and a pie if I have enough apples left.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And here it is almost 8pm and my husband is still at work. This is the life of the military. Dinner has been done and the kids are getting rambunctious. These are the nights that I will not miss when he retires from the military. I love my husband and only a strong love can handle being a military wife.
2009 Obama Inauguration
Today is the long awaited day for so many hopeful Americans. I didn't vote for him. I do want to say though, that although I did not vote for this man, he is my President now. I support every single one of my Presidents. It is not an easy office. There is a reason why they are the ones in that office at that time they are in office. He has spoken of many hopes and dreams of many people. I hope that he can follow through on them. I also hope so many blessings and opportunities for the Obama girls.
As the country stands still for the Inauguration speech, the whole world watches.
I can tell you from personal knowledge that even though the new Commander in Chief is being sworn in, his military is not stopping any work to watch. The military never sleeps nor stops functioning. This man is my Commander in Chief. My husband has to go and do what Obama commands him. Let there be wisdom and compassion in each one of Obama's decisions. The weight of the world, literally, is affected by our President's decisions.
Beautiful benediction.
Go to Whitehouse.gov

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Can you tell that I love this man?

It's the middle of January and the leaves are falling off the trees around here. It feels and looks like the beginning of fall. The weather is nice still warm, the sun is shining, and the leaves are falling. This does not look like the end of winter/beginning of spring.

I have my first photo booking. A wedding. I'm nervous since it will be my first and a wedding is a big deal. I have 2 weeks to read up on some techniques and angles. I'm loving looking through all the flickr wedding photos. Good inspiration there.

Okay peeps. I'm off the enjoy the rest of today with my family. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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This is the smile that I adore! Complete and udder All the troubles really do just melt away and become insignificant in the presence of this smile.

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When I see these photos of my precious youngest, it reminds me to enjoy the little moments that pass by. The little golden nuggets. Without them we would drown in depression.

Well, I have to go now. My middle and outspoken and determined baby is wanting some cereal.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday my baby!

You are now 1 years old!

My baby is no longer an infant anymore. She's now, on cue, walking. She is so adorable as she carefully takes her steps. Her birthday party was Saturday and we only had our closest friends that live by us come by. She had a great time. She is my light of my world. Her smiles and laughs erase all negativity at that moment in time. Happy Birthday Precious!

There's a lot of catching up I'm doing with the state of my home. I have been working on making this place a home and a refuge from the world outside our door about a couple years now. I wasn't progressing there for about 6 months because of depression while my husband was deployed. I didn't have the right medicine and I didn't have the energy to find a psychiatrist and psychologist at the time either and my family doctor isn't specialized. (I hesitate to state what I deal with for the stigma's that society has placed. I am Bipolar and ADD with, of course, some OCD.) She only prescribes what I've already been told to take when I originally had the military psychologist. So now I'm actually doing much better and can get it going during the day. I've learned some key triggers to help me get started in the mornings so I don't snap back into no energy or motivation.

  1. The first thing I do is turn on all the lights as I walk through downstairs. It's still too dark outside to open any curtains.
  2. The second thing I do is start my coffee or grab a Cherry Pepsi. This I need to take my medicine. (I take thyroid medicine also and that cannot be taken with food for an hour afterwards.)
  3. At this point, my husband and his friend that stay with us is getting ready for work. I make sure they have everything they need. Lunch is grabbed and not left behind. Phones are charged and in hand to take with them. Truck is started and warming outside. Uniforms are good and in hand. Then I stand outside with them and chit chat as they wake up and smoke their morning cigarette. (I do NOT smoke. And never have my entire life!) Then I stand out and say by as they leave.
  4. The next thing which is very important to me- turn on the TV to the music station. Not the regular cable mtv, or vh1, or cmt. The other ones in the 900's. During the week its country. Fridays and sometimes Thursday its rock. (My poor hubby does not like country, a.t. a.l.l., and he married this little Texan girl!) So I wait until he's gone before I subject him to that cruelty. (LOL)
  5. At this point my day can go one of two ways. Really good or just okay. Really good is when I go straight to the kitchen and start cleaning. I start my morning list in the kitchen. Then start laundry. (Trying to get into the habit of a little laundry every day. We are sooo behind.)
  6. By 6:30am my day can be going really well still if my baby is still asleep. If she wakes up early at this time, then my day has drastically been delayed and I really cannot seem to catch up and then I get discouraged and aggravated by the fact that I'm discouraged and defeated and my day is now pretty much over cleaning wise. I will try to do a couple more things when she naps. Or if she is content playing on the floor without me, then my day is restored. (Yes, I know I should not get discouraged and aggravated, but I haven't been able to tackle that part of me yet.)
I can normally finish my cleaning by 10 or 11am. It takes that long because I do morning wake ups for 3 kids, breakfast, bottles, diapers, and cartoon. I get the kids going with their morning routines they like. Now remember, my son's school still hasn't started back after Winter Break yet. Not until next week. So this is his last week of vacation and it's going to be a whopping 88 degrees today! It's going to be a pool day today. (In the middle of January! Gotta love southern California.)

Well, I'm off to get started. Have a good today!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Well, well, well. Lack of motivation now for months. When does it end?!

I've got to snap out of it and get it together. My to-do list if really long. And my creative spark is sparking. But I can't do anything with a mess around. Weird I know.

I'm sitting here and while blogging, I'm watching Giada on the Food Network. She shoot a Corn Cannon!! She has a target on the back of a tanker type truck. Oh! I so had to hit the DVR record button so I can show my Huney when he gets home from work. You talk about a project for him and his friend to try and make.

I will post more often. Promise.