Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Confessional


I CONFESS that I am more than a tad excited.

I CONFESS that, if you didn't notice before, that I got a bloggy makeover!!! Sarajo at Outta This World designed it for me! :-)  I think she did an AWESOME job!

I CONFESS that I really did not want to go to work this week. I really considered calling in "sick" but just couldn't do it.

I CONFESS that I have a huge slight addiction to Diet Dr. Pepper. The stuff is so yummy and the caffeine makes me a nicer mom and wife.

I CONFESS that I let my children watch Impy's Wonderland on Netflix. It was a cartoon, so I thought it was safe. Then I heard my son singing along to a song in the movie. It was Tom Jones' song, Sex Bomb! AAAAUUUUGH! Not a song I want my 5-year-old singing! Sheesh! Why would you put that in a children's cartoon?!

I CONFESS that I am freezing my patootie off but I refuse to turn up the furnace any more than it already is. You see, I'm kind of an Energy Nazi, if you will. My husband will attest. If lights are left on in an unoccupied room, I get mad and insist that they be turned off. Water may NOT run while you are brushing your teeth! Wasteful in my opinion. If I see my husband pause by the thermostat in the hallway, I immediately say NO! He wants to turn up the heat but I say, get a sweater!

I CONFESS that I sent my son to school today in a Spiderman t-shirt. Any other day would have been fine, but today was the day they had their pictures taken. Oops. Oh well, at least the picture will capture the true P. At least I combed his hair!! :-)


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bloggy Makeover!!!

Check it out!!! I got me a bloggy makeover!! Sarajo at Outta This World is starting a new blog design business! She needed a little practice and I was more than happy to oblige and help her out. Here is a link to her new blog, Outta This World Designs. Nothing is there yet but as soon as she is up and running, I will let you know!

Check out my SA-WEET new button!!  I LURVE IT! I hope you'll grab one and put it on your blog! (For any blog newbies, copy the text in the box. Go to Design and to Page Elements. Add an HTML Gadget and paste the text. Easy peesy!)

Lindicious Life

Don't forget to scroll down a little further and find the Connect section on the left column. I'm starting a new Lindicious Life Facebook page. I hope you'll jump on and "Like" me! I'm also on Twitter so if you need all my most personal, status updates ... follow me! :-)  Can you tell from the plethora of exclamation points that I'm a tad bit excited?!  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Confessional


I CONFESS that I had the best Girl's Night Out last night! My friend, Michelle, and I planned it. We had a chocolate fondue and a cheese fondue. We had the ladies bring things to dip. It was so fun. We had veggies, fruits, crackers, and berries. My friend even brought white chocolate popcorn! It was divine!

I CONFESS that I ate my weight in sugar .... probably more. :-)  It was so worth it though! It was so fun to get away from the kids and have some female interaction!

I CONFESS that I'm going to a craft party tonight. My mom signs up to make craft projects for me for Christmas. The catch is that I have to go with her and make it! LOL! That is okay with me. At least we get to spend time together. :-)

I CONFESS that I stayed home from work today with a little E who has pink eye. Luckily, I've become somewhat of an expert in it. I managed to catch his early and start treating it immediately. Hopefully it won't last too long.

I CONFESS that I'm considering becoming a permanent stay-at-home mom. I work part-time as a cashier but I've noticed that E is struggling. I'm trying to figure out how to supplement our income so that I can stay home with him. I play the piano and am considering teaching it. The problem: I don't know how to teach. Any suggestions?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three for Thursday

Three things that have kept me from blogging lately.

Work -- Work has definitely gotten in the way of my blogging!

Netflix -- I'm addicted to The Wonder Years and Glee at the moment. :-)

Dead Brain -- I can't think of anything to write about!

Three things that leave me wide awake and staring at my ceiling at 3 am.

Kids -- Whether they are coughing, crying, or needing to pee, the kids keep me up some nights.

Finances -- Why does the world have to revolve around money? Ugh, I wish it wasn't so crucial and important to have money!

Job -- I'm trying to decide if I should quit my job and figure out a way to work from home. E has been struggling and I wonder if staying home would help him. 

Three Halloweenish things, thoughts, plans, ideas, memories, etc.

Costumes -- I totally shouldn't have splurged about purchased the costumes for the boys. We can't afford it but they will look so cute!

Candy -- Curse the Halloween candy! I sell tons of it at work and it just makes me want to buy some! I can smell the candy corns and just want to rip open the customer's bags and eat some. Candy = weight gain for sure.

Snow -- I have several memories of trick-or-treating in snow boots and a winter coat. I'm hoping the snow stays away until Halloween is over. Actually, I'd rather the snow just stay up in the mountains and off the road all year! ;-)

Three reasons I love being a mom in October.

Excitement -- Seeing and hearing the excitement from P about Halloween coming. Sometimes it gets annoying but I really think it is sweet to see the pure happiness over holidays!

School -- This is the first Fall season that I've had a kid in public school. It is kind of nice to have some time at home. I know I still have E but it is nice to have some alone time with him! I think he enjoys it too.

Cool Air -- It has been nice to have cool air and not have to run the air conditioner! I've already had to turn on the furnace. It is nice to be able to open the windows in the afternoon and air out the house! 

Three things I just need to get off my chest.

Christianity -- There has been the whole debacle over Pastor Jeffress calling Mormon's a cult and not Christian's. I, for one, am a "Mormon." Our church is actually titled, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I just want to say, for the record, that I do believe in Jesus Christ. I believe he died for us and I believe that I will be able to live with Him and our Father in heaven again one day.

Patriotism -- There isn't really anything "on my chest" but I just want to express my gratitude to those who serve our country. I also want to thank those who support their family members who serve our country. My family will be forever in your debt.

Glee -- I know that I am really far behind in the times but I have finally become a "Gleek." I'm not terribly pleased with how "loose" their morals are but I love all the singing! They have amazing voices!

Three pictures:
I'm going to share some funny pics and stuff that I've shared on Facebook lately. They make me giggle!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday

Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesdays Q&A!
Hosted by MamarazziQueso and Crazymama


This week's questions come from Mamarazzi....

{1} When was the last time you lost your temper?

Haha! Um, last night. I made chicken enchiladas last night and both kiddos totally threw screaming fits during dinner. "It looks yucky!", "I don't want to eat it!", and "Waaaaaaaaaaah!"  Ugh, it down right pissed me off. I try to not let it hurt my feelings but sometimes it just does. I gave myself a time-out and cooled down in my room. 

{2} What 3 words best describe you?

Funny - I'm not necessarily a comedian or anything but I enjoy all things funny.
Compassionate - I feel great compassion and love for my family and friends. Sometimes I wonder if I can have too much compassion.
Nerd - Yeah, I'll admit it. I'm a nerd and I'm finally able to be cool with that. I hated that "title" in school but I can embrace it now.

{3} What movie could you watch over and over again and never get tired of?

Oh man, I have a lot of them. It would actually have to be The Lord of The Rings trilogy. I totally LOVE those movies. I've had them put away for a while because they were scaring the kiddos. One day I'll be able to break them out again and  have a marathon.

{4} If you could do something dangerous, just once, with no risk, what would you do?

I'd like to say I'd go skydiving or bungee jumping. I'm a huge chicken and I don't know if I'd actually go through it. I know that when I have done things that get the adrenaline pumping, that I have always loved it ... afterward. Example: I really wanted to ride the blast-off ride at Lagoon in Utah. I was terrified and almost chickened out. The poor kid strapped in next to me must have thought I was a lunatic! It ended up be so fun! I was totally shaking when I got off the ride but I loved it!

{5} Which is more important intelligence or common sense?

I believe that there cannot be true intelligence without common sense. So, common sense is definitely the start to gaining great intelligence.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy List


I"M HAPPY to have such a cute family. I love my boys so much!

I'M HAPPY that the sun is shining this morning despite the freezing temps! I'm so not ready for winter.

Even though I work in retail and will have to work on Thanksgiving day and at 3AM on Black Friday, I truly am HAPPY that I do have a job. It is a blessing and I have to remind myself of that!

I'M randomly HAPPY for Honey Nut Cheerios. I'm eating them as I write this post.

I'M HAPPY for the tv show Wonder Pets. It keeps little E entertained so that I can write this post! Gotta love it!

I'M HAPPY that I have the tomorrow and the day after that off work! I'm going to my sister-in-law's house to do some canning. I honestly have no idea what we will be canning but I'm glad she is teaching. I think it is either tomatoes or apples. We shall see. I like surprises!

I'M HAPPY that I had fun with the kids last night. We turned off the TV and put the laptop to the side. We ended up switching roles and letting P be the daddy. We were trying to show him how whining can get bothersome and old but I don't know if it really worked. He kept giving us our way and giving into our whiny demands. Hmmm ...

I'M HAPPY that we have such awesome tenants in our apartment. She is a wonderful friend and her 4 boys have been fun for our 2 boys.

I'M HAPPY that our tenant boys have taken P under their wing. He is in Kindergarten and rides the bus. There has been some bullying on that bus which terrifies me. (P is small for his age and I worry about him getting bullied. I was bullied on the bus, as a kid, and it was miserable.) Luckily, the boys, ages 10, 8, and 5; have taken P under their wing and take care of him. I am EXTREMELY HAPPY about that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday

Welcome to We Want to Know Q&A Wednesday
Hosted by MamarazziAlicia aka Queso, and CrazyMama


With Fall upon us and seasonal allergies and colds going around...Crazymama wants to know:

{1} What is your feel better remedy when you are sick? 
I like to have a mug of hot chocolate. I also like to be alone when possible. I hate having kids hover over me when I'm sick. Sometimes I get to be a alone, sometimes I don't. Sometimes having my hubby there to let me cry or whine helps too. He's a good guy!

{2} When illness strikes, what is your policy on staying home from work, school or church with yourself and the family?
If the kids are feverish or puking, they are not allowed in daycare so I have to call in to work. I have no choice but it is completely understandable. I usually only call in sick for myself if I'm throwing up. P usually ends up going to church even if he has a little cold. E, on the other hand, gets kept home more often. Little ones like himself don't know how to keep their germs to themselves. I appreciate moms who keep their sick kids home so I try to reciprocate.

{3} What do you think is worse? Flu or cold?
That is a hard one. Usually the flu only lasts a few hours and then your done. But I hate throwing up! Colds can last several days. As much as I hate throwing up, I'll take flu because it leaves sooner.

{4} Flu shots? Do you get them? Have you yet?
I think I've only had one flu shot in my life. I really didn't see any difference. I do get my children the flu nasal mist though.

{5} When are are feeling down, what is your usual, go-to therapy? (retail therapy, exercise, comfort food, etc).
If I'm really down, all I want to do is sleep. It if is just minimal grumpiness or slightly depressed, I usually need to talk to either J or my mom. I do like to self-medicate with ice cream or sweets. I have to be careful with retail therapy because I can't afford to do that. :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy List


I'M HAPPY to have such a wonderful family!

I'M HAPPY that we were able to have family pictures taken over the weekend. J's awesome brother and his wife took our pics! I cannot wait to see them! :-)

I'M HAPPY to have such wonderful friends. My good friend, Carli, had her baby the other day! I cannot wait to meet the new Mr. in her family!

I"M HAPPY to have a warm home to live in. It has been so cold the last week here in Idaho. It am grateful for my warm bed too. I sure am blessed.

I'M HAPPY for Facebook. Yes, I'm an addict and I'm okay with that. My friends live inside my computer and I enjoy getting to see pictures of their families and hearing about their lives. Facebook has helped me stay connected with people. I love it!

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday

I'm linking up with WhisperingWriter at Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time today.
She got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about.

-------  It's okay ......

To have watched Tron: Legacy a bajillion times since it appeared on Netflix. The 5-year-old loves it but I also get a kick out of it.

To eat my weight in candy when I go to the mid-week activity with my Young Women. I don't know why we have to always include food but I usually end up inhaling it.

To really really really want a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I don't think my family is taking me seriously. I even posted a link to it on Facebook and tagged my family in the post. I don't want anything else, just go together with everyone else and get me the Kindle Fire! :-)  Oh, please and a future thank you!

To be grumpy at the sudden turn in temperature the last week. We went from beautiful high 70's to frigid high 40's. Ugh. I'm so not ready for winter.

To cherish every single kiss that E gives to me. He has become picky about when and if he will give a kiss. P won't kiss me anymore except on the cheek.

To miss the wet, slobbery kisses from a baby. Those are the best kind, in my opinion!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday

Welcome to We Want to Know Q&A Wednesday
Hosted by Mamarazzi and Alicia aka Queso


{1} If you had an extra hour to do ANYTHING for yourself each day what would you do?
I should say something like doing housework or reading my scriptures but what I really want is SLEEP. :-)  I like to sleep. Sleep and me are friends.

{2} Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I'm probably more of a morning person. Sometimes I have a hard time getting up in the morning but I really have a hard time staying up late. Ever since having kids, I've definitely become a morning person by FORCE and not by choice.

{3} How much sleep do you get on an average night?
I average between 6 and 7 hours per night. I realize that is pretty good. I definitely struggle when I have babies around. I'm not much of a happy camper when I don't get my sleep. 

{4} When do you find the time to blog/surf the ol' interweb?
I usually check my email and Facebook in the morning while I'm eating breakfast. I try to catch up on blogs in the evening after the kiddos go to bed. I've been known to have my laptop out and be surfing around while the kids watch a movie.

{5} What is the ONE thing you're never too busy for?
I'm never too busy to spend time with family. I'll do anything I can to make time for family. Whether it be my kids and husband or my cousins, I'll make the time. I love them too much to miss out!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Do You Ever Look Back?

Image from Google Images
Do you ever look back on your life and wish you would have done things differently? I look back at my years in high school and college and want to smack myself upside the head. I was such a lazy bum and just did what I needed to to get by.

I look back and think of all the things I could have done. I could have tried harder in school and pulled off straight A's. I could have taken advanced classes and got myself farther ahead for when I started college. I could have participated more in activities. Sometimes I just want to kick myself but then I realize that that is the only thing I can do. Kick myself. OUCH!

What is the point of kicking ourselves? What's done is done. Whether we may like it or not. We can't go back and change it. All we can do is learn from it and not make that mistake again. So what have I learned? If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it wholeheartedly! No more of this half stuff. I don't want to be kicking myself later. Now .... if I can only live by what I just said. It is so easy to pick on yourself and beat yourself up. I'm going to make a goal to be nicer to myself and love myself.

Don't worry, I won't get carried away like Stuart Smalley! ;-)