ok, so i started working out "regularly" at the YMCA this week. today is thursday, my arms are shaky even to hold the phone to my ear...i ache all over....i am tired in the middle of the day, i thought working out and getting healthy was supposed to make you feel better.....lol! in other news, gracie caught her mom in a breach of protocol. i have been on her lately about not inviting herself over to people's houses. well since we had to cancel her birthday party...twice! due to illness, my friend jenifer said she was going to bring gracie's present over to her. well i needed to go out anyway, so i figured i would save her from having to get out and i said to her "well would you just like us to stop by there instead" and gracie yelled "mom you said we aren't supposed to invite ourselves over to freinds' houses! " how do you explain that one....lol and one other topic....journaling. in an effort to improve things around here, i have been reading up on several different projects, one, raised bed, squarefoot gardening, two the possiblilty of raising chickens, three getting and keeping my house organized, obviously if i am going to be working out i need to learn more about nurtrition, saving money, and ofcourse, i am continuing my quest to grow more spiritually with my discipilship program. Here is what i have discovered, journals! journals, journals. you are supposed to keep a gardening journal, a food journa, an excersise journal, a housekeeping journal, a daily in the word journal, a journal of prices at the store which store, and what, where and when, a chicken journal (well actually they haven't said that yet but i am sure it is in one of the books i have gotten) so tell me while i am spending all this time writing, when am i supposed to find time to garden, feed the chickens, go shopping, feed myself, work out and clean my house, oh and read the bible? on top of everything else....hmmmm any ideas? i guess if i forgo sleep.....
ok so a trip the doctors office with frankie usually ends in a good frankie story. he did not fail me today. the dr said he thinks he strained his abdominal wall / lining with all the hacking he's been doing. and that if he takes it easy for the next week he should feel better. so frankie asked "sooo what do you think about school, should i stay home and take it easy?" and he asked if he meant for the next week or today and frankie said both, and he goes, well you should be able to go to school next week, but you could stay home the rest of today, and i said, well wait a minute before you say that, you need to know he stayed home mon and tues already, and the doctor said well doesn't he get out in like an hour and i said oh no, 3:40! and he goes, ooohhhh well then you can go back to school! and frankie goes "oh mom! why did you have to tell him that!" and i said well he needs all the facts before making a diagnosis, isn't that what you said last time, and he goes "all the medical facts, not school facts! lol also another funny, which may be tmi, but the nurse asked when he last pooped and frankie started to answer, stopped and goes "oh wait, ooohhh! you mean a GOOD poop? wednesday, ya, yesterday was just pellets"
thought since i actually have blogged in the past, but on myspace, i would transfer them onto here.
August 17, 2008 - Sunday Savings Bonds ok, so my kids get savings bonds every year from their grandparents. i know they can't appreciate them now, but those things are how i bought my first 3, yes THREE cars! so i am pleased they get them. fast forward to this week. and by the way, we found a wonderful home for the one beagle and have decided to give the other one a whirl with being just one. ok back on track to the story now. so we went to uncle bill's pet shop to try to find the "pet i cure" thing that files their nails as i am a big wus when it comes to trimming dogs nails, evidently this time we can't find a "as seen on tv" place that has one. so anyway, once again i digress (however you spell it) so we walk in and the kids immediately see this gorgeous brown little dachshund puppy! i immediately fall in love, and ask how much it was (which could lead to a whole other blog) and she said $699. woah! so the kids are begging and i said i do not have $700 to spend on a dog! well they are still whining and so chris and i said ok, you save up half and we will match it, knowing they will never save that up. so they come home and gracie is getting out her money and have her savings bond papers, and said look mom i got it, i said no honey you have to be 18 to cash those, to which she replied, well that doesn't do me any good now! why did we have to get these stupid things! i told her she would appreciate them when she was 18. so fast forward, my mom was taking me and my husband out to eat that night and my friend barb was taking the kids for us, (ok i promise the part you've been waiting for is finally coming) and she leaves with them and calls me back and says so the kids were telling me a bout the dog and about the savings bonds and she said the kids asked her since she was over 18 if she would cash them for them! guess i should have specified THEY needed to be 18 not anyone over 18! ok if you didn't find this funny then i spent too much time leading up to it cuz it was extremely funny when it happened!
July 26, 2008 - Saturday spin the flip flop ok i was not sure i was gonna post this, but frankly i want record of it before i forget. so we had some friends over one night and so did the kids. the kids had been outside playing when frankie comes in and declares " i just experienced something that i didn't think would happen until i was 12!!!" to which we all hesitantly replied "and just what was that!" he said " i just got my first kiss!" we said by who and he named the two little girls who were over visiting.well upon further investigation later, it turned out they were playing a version of spin the bottle only it was spin the flip flop! (you use what you got on hand i guess!) whoever the flip flop lands on, you ask a truth or dare question, and it landed on one of the girls and they answered yes they liked him and he said proove it! so she kissed him on the cheek (they are only 10 you know!) and evidently he did the same to the other girl. well needless to say they are not longer allowed to play that game again!
July 26, 2008 - Saturday Not so sweet anymore ya, ok so the dogs....not so sweet anymore. i am soooo over the dogs, just like i was over the fish, the hamster, the 2 different bunnies, the 2 kittens, the two batches of sea monkeys, the few plants i tried to grow and now to add to the list the two beagles!!! i think it is quite apparent i was not meant to have anything but children, and sometimes i question God's decision that i am capable for that!
April 15, 2008 - Tuesday New Arrivals They're heeeerrrreeee!so we went to the martinsville humane society to get one dog and came home with two. Both beagles, one male, 7 months old named Hunter and one female 1 1/2 yr old named daisy! both are the sweetest things and so far we are not having allergic reactions, so keep your fingers crossed......i am sure they will make for several funny blogs later.
March 25, 2008 - Tuesday presidential canidate? maybe just a speech writer here is frankie’s latest writing project, not for goodreasons though, i don’t know all the details but evidently his class was not well behaved. so they all had to write a letter to the class. however frankie did it with the usual frankie flair (i think that could be a new kind of description!) "Dear Classmates, I will make sure the last two months of school will be the best by not being so grumpy like I am, be respectful, be responsible, be kind , follow directions, active listening, won’t talk out loud, partisapate, and be safe,. I will not be snappy to Lucus, and I won’t boss people around . Also, instead of growling at people when I’m mad, I will say"please stop". I’ll make sure that this class, Room 18 will be a safe, kind, and caring classroom and watch and lean Mrs. May with respect. If I, Frankie, can’t do that, then you can call me a monkey’s uncle. I will not fail you, fellow classmates. I repeat, I will not fail you. you’re fellow classmate, Frankie Toth(Christopher) "
March 25, 2008 - Tuesday A daughter’s love have to put a gracie story in here, she can be sooo sweet! i had an awful part of the day sunday right before going in to evening services, in fact i went late, and took gracie with me. i had been crying and she was coloring sitting next to me and handed me a folded paper, that said "mom i love you, this is a book mark for your Bible, God is with you, Jeses is with you" I was so proud of her and it brought so much peace to me! talk about the little children leading the way!
March 12, 2008 - Wednesday if i had a million dollars Frankie's subject for his latest written report: if i had a million dollars. "One day I was getting the mail, I saw a decorated letter that said, "congratulations". when i opened the card, balloons of all colers flew out of the card. Confedy shooting at my back. It's like a party in a 12 in by 11 in card! "congratulations", said a voice, "you've just won a million dollars!" Then at the same secont, as I closed the card, I knew what I wanted to buy. I spend half of it, saved the other half, and donate 10% of it to my church., Capital city Baptist. I went to the pet store, Taco Bell, Indianapolis Zoo, Toys r Us, and Italy. I was a mixer of wise and not so wise. I bought a chucuaca (chihuahua), a minicher pincher, a guatar, drums, skate board, suvenirs, and other guy stuff. Then, as all things couldn't get any better, there was the bill, and from then on, my life was misrible.***as spelled by frankie"
February 19, 2008 - Tuesday my valentine! i just found the valentine frankie made me for V-Day, he left it for me to find.:
Here is my valentine with eyes of blueish gray, Cuter than a chihuahua Ole'! Sweet as ice cream with love and care If I loose you, i'll be in despair! From your favorite (and only) son
February 13, 2008 - Wednesday He just may be so you never know what frankie stories i'm gonna get from other people. his sunday school teacher informed me that last sunday, she told them they were gonna sing God is so good, to which frankie's reply was, "well he may very well be so good, but i really don't want to sing that" what's a mother to do?
January 9, 2008 - Wednesday Frankie’s poem Twas the fright before christmas
Twas the night before christmas at the old witch's house, not a creature was stirring, not even a weremouse. the witch was asleep in her old creecky bed, though people think that she is dead the dragon was snoring with firey flames, and the bedhead was in it's dreams. but soemthing rare that's happening tonite, the hiebernating bats are going to sing "Jingle bell fright"! it's song can be heard through out the two worlds, or be heard by heibernating squirells,. so that's all at thee old witch's house and everyone was asleep, even the hibernating weremouse
December 29, 2007 - Saturday dieting gone too far ok i usually am posting funny things frankie has done or said, but this one is for my darling daughter. it actually happened before christmas, but just now getting around to putting it on here. from about october till christmas (go figure) we were making an extreme effort in eating healthier (which i plan to go back to after the new year, but lets get honest, not gonna happen over christmas) which meant no real junk food in the house that whole time. i was doing fine, but i realized what a struggle it had been for the kids when gracie's christmas list looked like this....1) nail polish 2)make up 3) chips atleast it wasnt' chocolate!!!
December 23, 2007 - Sunday you want me to do what?! so frankie had a doctor appt, and during this visit, he was asked "do you think you can pee in a cup for me?" to which he laughingly replied "why do you want me to pee in a cup?" she told him so she could look at it to which he again laughed and said "ewww your gross"!!!
November 17, 2007 - Saturday working moms ok i just have to say a quick hats off to working moms! i do not know how you do it! i have only been working for almost 2 months and am struggling to get it all done! my brain has reached capacity, it keeps rejecting new info saying it has reached maximum capacity, where can i buy more memory for my brain! and when in the world are you supposed to find time to grocery shop and do laundry! are you kidding me! and i am just working 30 hrs a week, i can't imagine what it is like for those who work 40+!!! i think it is kinda like parents of one child. they think things are so crazy until they have that second kid and think, my word, i had all the time in the world when i just had one! well i thought things were crazy when i stayed at home, now i think, my word i had all the time in the world to get stuff done then! what was the problem?! oh that's right i had no money to do anything!!!
October 12, 2007 - Friday out of the mouths of babes so tell me what YOU would do. my children wanted to ride bikes in the church parking lot next door again, you would think i would learn to just not let them go over there anymore as it usually ends in something i have to write on here! which by the way i do this so i will be better about keeping records to which bring up later and embarrass them. anyway, i digress, i went over too to get some walking in. there was a car there (i forgot it was visitation night) and one of the ladies from church was in there either resting or reading, not sure what but had her window down. frankie kept riding by looking in there. well another church member came into the parking lot and waved me over so i went and we were talking. frankie takes this opportunity to slowly ride by the lady in the car and yell out loud " hey, the ol' hag is sleeping in there!" how many ways can YOU spell mortified!!! cuz i was thinking of quite a few at that moment, i yell at him and he goes "what? she is!" ok first i dont' know where he even heard the word "hag" i can think of some other words he may have heard from some people's mouths, but hag? so needless to say he was made to appologize at church sunday morning which he was terrified to do, but she was luckily very sweet about it and told him she forgave him. i think there was a flaw in God's design, he should not have given children voices until they are 18!!!
October 5, 2007 - Friday tall tales my darling little girl, ya right. so our church has an annual cook out/ hay ride, all around fall fun night once a year. we always put the glow sticks on our kids so we can find them whenever we need to. gracie was wearing a red and white top so i said why don't you wear the red glow stick tonite so you can match your shirt, she said, enthusiasticly ok!, so later when the pastor came around talking to us, he said what color do you have gracie, she said "i picked red for jesus' blood". little fibber! and right to pastor! but she would make a good politician, look out it's a little hillary in the making!!! saying what she thinks people want to hear!!! we better get the holy spirit in her quick!!! someone get a baptismal! seriously, pray for the child!
October 3, 2007 - Wednesday you found what! ok, so i let the kids play next door in the church parking lot while i fixed dinner the other night. gracie runs back in the house and back out again. i call them home for dinner and they run in faces all aglow, prouder than peacocks! guess what we found!!! they hold up a ziplock bag. i look at this thing inside it, i am trying to figure out what in the world was in this bag and as i look closer at this flat, grey/black thing, i see a little foot and long tail. yup, it was a dead smooshed mouse! so i said "did you touch this?" to which frankie said, just it's foot. i was like go wash your hands with lots of soap. i through the bag in the trash, later my daughter goes in the trash and takes it out, i said what are you doing, to which her reply was that she was taking it in to school for show and tell! i said no, not gonna happen, she keeps walking screaming that i don't care anything about her!! ya, that's a first grade girl, what happens when she is in middle school!! finally i convinced her (after a good idea from my friend kara) that if she took it to school, they would call the health dept on us, to which she finally agreed on the condition that we take a picture of it for her to take into school. then she asked if we could keep it so i said no it has diseases, but she can keep the picture!
September 17, 2007 - Monday written by frankie Current mood: ditzy ok the asignment was a writing activity, don't know if they picked their own topic, i am assuming they did. also, this is typed with the exact spelling he used to! pretty funny, this one will definetly go in the memory box, if not the scrapbook album.
"My Favorite Foods"
My favorite foods are tacos and taco saled. The kind of tacos that I like are the chicken and beef tacos which are the original one (but I don't like them with hard shells). The only kind of taco saled I like is the original one. It taste so delicios it makes my taste buns dance like a mirical has happended. But, if you put hotsause on both taco and tacosaled, you'r taste buns would probbly be on fire. The reasone why I like tacos and taco saled is because when I first try those two, it tasted awesome. Like I said before, it tasted so good, it makes my taste bun dance. Here are the top 3 taco and tacosaled makers in my book. My mom, the Taco Bell's staff, and the Wendy's staff. If you touch it (with clean fingers) it feels wet because of the sause on it, but when you just got it, it feels veary hot, like the oven. It looks like tacos mix in with a saled and sometimes chilly mix-up in one. When I want to eat it is 247 (that means 24 hours a day 7 days a week). Where I want to eat it is a Wendy's, Taco Bell, and at home, but theirs more places where I like to eat it. And I can give you a clue or two to who doesn't like both tacos and taco saled. It's a she, Her name starts with a G and her name ryms with lacie. You guessed it. It's my sister, Gracie! EVER sanse I like tacos and tacossaled, she started hating tacos and tacosaled. NOW, sanse gave you my two favorite food that I like, it's time to go and I'll see you on my next draft. Bie bie.
ok i love reading what my friends are doing so i can keep up when i have time. i also want to be better about journaling what my kids do and say, i wish i started this along time ago so i could have written down alot more, as they can be pretty funny especially looking back later. i do not pretend to be smart or interesting, i am doing this for me and my family, so if you find it boring don't read it. i am sure some things will be good and others just for documentation purposes! lol. so this is the first one. i will state in this blog that my kids are defective, they are always breaking. i have spent the last three weeks, yes three, pretty much a month's time dealing with something on my daughter, the first was a spranged wrist, the next week she had a rash head to toe and a fever of 101 then this past weekend started with her having to be picked up at school as she had the stomach flu. we had to reschedule her birthday party to this past weekend and then she not only missed the v-day party at school but had to cancel her b-day party for the second time. poor baby. ok not an interesting or uplifting blog, but neither has the last few weeks been. i will use more time to write next time, when i don't have work to do, cool lots to cut out, crayon rolls needing to be sewn, groceries to put away, pictures to be taken and things to be sold. oh ya and webkinz to play.....heehee!
At PetSmart the other day, a couple came in with their little girl dog. She was licking and sniffing all over Frankie and Gracie said, "Wow Frankie, I never saw a girl so interested in you!"
Grace: "mom, why is iguana illegal? Me: frowning at her "what?!"....then it hits me " you mean marijuana?" Grace: "ya marijuana..."
Grace: we love the chilli at the school cafeteria! it comes from the milk factory! * strange look from mom and dad* Grace: ya the same people that deliver the milk deliver the chilli!
Gracie: "mom can i go downstairs and get on the computer?" Mom: "Ask your dad" Gracie: (exasperated) "Why can't i just be a free american and do what i want!" Mom: "go ask your dad if your allowed to be a free american"
"have you ever heard of tornado alley? it's where alot of tornados go alot, not many people live on that street anymore"
So I just wiped my face down with witch-hazel and frankie walked up and kissed me on the cheek, I said ewe! Witch hazel, he sputters and says I'm not sure that's good for you, I said its all natural, and in all his frankie wisdom, he sarcastically said, ya, so is poison ivy!
From Frankie; Mom is like a bloodclot in the flow of life. Get her in a crowd and she stops it up. **This came after i evidently took too long after church talking to another lady....
*queen bee was located on the window sill INSIDE the house, dad sprays with hairspray, then picks up with spoon and takes to the toilet to dispose of it. Frankie: now that's what i call a royal flush!
"i can't believe they didnt' let me see the animals! they know that i love animals! why wouldn't they let me see the animals?!"