Saturday, September 22, 2012


Let's get down to the other parts of my inner nerd. 
Even if I'm not reading them, I just like HAVING them. Especially on a shelf. 
This boils down to my weird obsession with paper, pens, and any other form of school supplies you can think of. 
But I love books! I've always loved to read, even when I don't do it so often. :) My phone has a kindle application already installed on it, and I have a good bit of free books on there. (Some are for the kids too). I got to thinking and realized there were some books I read back in school ages ago that I would like to read again, and some I didn't read (cliff notes to the rescue!) that I would like to try. So, I decided to make a wish list for reading! This is what I have so far! 

The Giver - Lois Lowry 
(apparently, this is a trilogy?! And I didn't know it! so, the rest of the trilogy as well!)
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinge 

Yeah, kind of short, but it's a start! Plus, now that I've put it here, I can keep up with a little easier :) 

My replacement phone came in today! I'm excited! It's a brand new phone, not a refurbished one. The only down side is I have to update everything and redownload all my apps again. I need to clear off the computer some so I can install my back up software for the phone, just in case something like that happens again, o_O which, I hope it doesn't. It's also a different color. Instead of the red one, I got a black one. This one is SO much faster than my other one. It only takes like 2 seconds to restart the phone! I'm excited! I just need to get more screen protectors for it!
I got lucky and all my pictures and music were still on there :) I'm super excited now! 

Anywho. I gotta get a little girl in the bath and then in bed. Got work in the nursery in the AM, EARLY in the AM :) Need my rest for all my babies! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Time to play catch up! I haven't posted anything in about two days! Yesterday I spent the day shopping with my younger sister. (not the baby sister, she was in school xD) It was nice. Even DD was well behaved, at least until around nap time :) My sister, who I'll just call B, got some of the cutest shirts/dresses. There was this one dress that I may just got back and try to find for me. It was so stinking cute! 

DH starts his second job in the morning. I'm excited. He'll pretty much bring in another full time check in just part time hours. Just in time for the holidays! Now, I don't feel so down and out because I can't find a job and Christmas/DD's birthday is coming up! Maybe once we get everything straightened out, I can get a mani/pedi with my sisters! 

Today was a pretty decent day. I got up feeling AWESOME! I got some much needed sleep! I got up, made breakfast and then cooked supper. Yeah, it was early, but it saved SO much time this afternoon! I did laundry, cleaned up, swept and did the dishes. The day went by so fast. And my children have cracked me up. We're sitting at the table eating supper when DS asks me to scare him because he has the hiccups. I told him it's not scary if he knows I'm going to do it. He than asks me why he had the hiccups, was it because he was eating too much junk? Taking total advantage of this situation, I told him YES. He was eating too much junk (lol!) Then he proceeds to tell me that if he keeps eating too much junk his belly will get fat, and he frowns. 
OH man, I CRACKED up. This boy of mine, I tell ya! 

Then, DD was whining about something. I turn around and start fake whining as I'm walking into the kitchen. Still fake whining, I turn around because I can hear her following me into the kitchen. She comes around the corner with her hand out, looks at me and says, "Stop." LOL Oh goodness. I cracked up again! 

Bedtime was easy tonight, which is NOT normal. But I'm excited about it. There's nothing to do but whatever I want to do. I managed a shower while DD took her nap earlier, so I've been painting my toe nails and watching Dinosaurs on Netflix! I LOVE this show!

Oh, I almost forgot! My phone bit the dust yesterday! I was so mad! I had some pictures of outfits for DD that I wanted to show DH as well as some home decor and the thing just decides to die! I know what really happened to it. I took pictures of me in a dress and it just killed over. LOL! I'm having a new one sent to me. It should be here in about three days. That means I have to download all my apps again :( UGH. I hate this. Maybe this one won't act up. It's a brand new one, not a refurbished one! Guess I'll see when I get it. :) 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Daily Journal: Post Seven

I attempted to work on potty training with DD today. I'm glad to know that she likes wearing her panties, and she'll sit on her potty at random times. She knows when you ask if she has to pee pee that means sitting on the potty, because she goes straight to it. Now to just get her to PEE in the potty! She peed twice in her pants and twice in the floor today. And when she wet her pants, she got mad when I took the wet ones off of her! Weird brat! lol I know that while today seems unsuccessful, it was progress. When DS was little, I literally just stripped him down and sent him outside. When he learned what it was like to pee, we worked on not peeing in his pants. So, potty training from this angle is different. 

I tried a DIY cleaner on the floor tonight (since it was peed on twice). I know that vinegar is amazing when it comes to cleaning, so I got off my bum and used this recipe I found surfing the net. The measurements are however many parts to how much you're wanting to make. I used a 1 cup measuring cup to make mine. 

1 part 70% rubbing alcohol
1 part white vinegar
1 part water
a few drops of dish liquid.

You mix everything together and then pour into a spray bottle. 

tada! easy to make, easy to use! 
I'm impressed with it. My floors look clean and they aren't sticky feeling. There's no streaks as well! 
I also read that you can take just 1 part vinegar and 1 part water and use as a multipurpose cleaner? Maybe I'll try that next. I want to invest in some of those oils you can put in the floor cleaner. I like the smell of clean, but the smell of vinegar is a bit overbearing....

Back to the weird side of my mind. 
I found another name for my name lists. Though, this one is a definite guilty pleasure name. 

Yes, for a little girl. She could go by Deci(pronounced like Desi), Emme, or Ember. I adore it. 
But, I'm sure it won't pass the DH, so I just stuck it right in the guilty pleasure file. And then I made an online list for my guilty pleasure names :) (I told you, nerd/crazy... it gets worse.)

That's the link to that list :) Feel free to take a peep if you want. 
Other than the above, there's not much to complain about. (lol!) I slept till noon again, but I'm hoping tomorrow will straighten me out. I have to work in the nursery in the morning, so I have to be up by like 7am. That should set me back on track. :) 

Daily Journal: Post Five

***this post is late because my blog wasn't allowing me to post. But, at least it's here!***

Today I have been rather nostalgic. 
I was rummaging through my original facebook page and was bum rushed by a flood of feelings. I think my depression is acting out a little again, which honestly makes no sense because this is my favorite time of year. The transition to fall! Not actually fall, it can be a tad bit too cold for me, but that area between summer and fall. I love it!  Yes, I'm weird. I thought this was established already with the baby name post! 

I've been off my schedule the past week. I've spent most of my mornings napping while DS is in school (and DD and DH were napping with me!) We've been having to pick DH up from work at 11pm and it throws me off being up when he's home before I go to bed. It's hard to explain. So needless to say, I have been up until about 3am then getting up at 6:45am to get DS up for school. I get home right at 8am from dropping him off and am napping by 9am until at least 12pm. Crazy. But it almost drives me crazy. I haven't wanted to do any of the housework. I'm having to make myself do all that. I don't even want to cook supper. ugh. 

What I DO want to do is be crafty. I'd like to learn how to crochet. I've got a pattern to sew a teddy bear with, but I'm just not feeling the sewing thing. I'd like to make DD one of these no sew tutus, and crochet some stuff. Paint/hang some stuff. I can't find any shelves like I want at the thrift stores and it's kind of aggervating. I want to decorate for fall, but lack decorations. And I'm just going to stop nagging there before I get into the job area of nagging. I shouldn't nag, but I do. It's honestly my fault I'm sitting here nagging on the internet about not having a job. Instead of quitting my last full time job, I should have just stuck it out. Working seems to make me feel better about myself. The past day I haven't felt like I was of any importance to anyone. (Depression issues.) And I know I am. I'm the most important person my children need! I know this, but I don't feel it. I think that may be why I feel sleepy all day (aside from the 4 hours of sleep I get a night..normally I can function off that little) Oddly enough, I think another factor may be the fact that we've been buying soda again. We barely drank it before, and once I start drinking it, it is insanely hard for me to resist. Seriously. I think that's part of the reason I feel so sluggish. Instead of grabbing a bottle of water like I have been, I grab a can of soda. Who wouldn't, right? Looks like I'm going to have to wean myself off of it again. :( And my coffee. Got to get back off the coffee again too. I love it, but it's not going to work out if I want to be healthy. And I don't think switching to decaf is an option lol! 

I feel like I want to elaborate on some of the things I've said, but I don't know what to say. I hate that feeling. Trying to explain feelings and then not being able to. That's what this whole blog is for, to get everything out in the open and NOT bottle things up. But when you lack to words to tell the story...there's not too much you can do about it. And that just flat out sucks. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Daily Journal: Post Six

Yes, I'm aware I skipped a day. I have yesterdays post saved on the computer. It's not letting me post anything at all on the computer site. (I'm using my app at the moment.)
I'm irritated at the site because I honestly would rather cut and paste than retype an entry. What to do, what to do. Oh well.
So today was pretty much like the last four. I almost stayed up this morning, but took a nap anyway and had every intention of getting up at 10am, only to wake up at noon.....again. maybe I can get straightened out this weekend.
DS is going to church with his aunt, so he's gone for the weekend. I'm super proud of him! He memorized a Bible verse for church in ONE day! And he also came home with a sticker for good behaviour at school this week!! Improvement, I welcome thee!! I'm one happy mama.
DD is showing more interest in the toilet lately. She's been sitting on her training potty more with her diaper on lately. And I have to fight her to get her diaper back on. If I could just find more training panties at a decently cheap price!!! Ugh!! I'm ready to get this girl out of diapers and into UNDERWEAR. Pull UPS are twice as blooming expensive as diapers!
I checked out some books at the library today. I started reading earlier, but I'm thinking I need to feed DD, get her a bath and in bed before I continue further. I tend to wedge my nose in a book and get totally lost in it. I could just imagine the disaster that would await me if she was up running around Haha.
It's almost bedtime for the little ladybug anyway :) I guess that's where I'm off to for now!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Daily Journal : Post 4

Since I opened up the can of name worms, I might as well express my excitement over the newest infatuation I've found. 
Yes, Lorcan. I adore it! It's Irish/Gaelic and means "little fierce one". ah! If only I could explain how perfect it would fit a boy in our family! Seriously. I've come up with a few combinations for it, but not sure enough on them to add them to my little list I keep. I've been playing around with what's considered "ancient" names to go with it, like Cassius, Julius, and Augustus as well as some modern and Biblical names. 

Why yes, I am completely insane. :) Feel free to stop reading and find something else a little less crazy :) Because I'm still typing. haha! 

Anyways, before I get off on a tangent. Let's type about some other stuff. Today was pretty productive outside of the house. Went to Walmart, got some things, ate lunch with DH and DD, picked up DS from school. After school I took the children to this thrift store I saw on the way to my Aunt's house one day. I'm in search of training panties for DD. I'm refusing to pay 7.94 for a three pack when my mother bought DD a sack of those plastic cover panties (also 7.94 for a three pack) for maybe three dollars. I know they're out there. I've just got to find them. 
Back on track. 
We went to this thrift store in search of training panties, and sadly, didn't find any. But I did find DS a Cars toy for three dollars. It was one of those bigger ones, and he was Dinoco (sp???) blue. The ones that are almost 50 dollars in store. And I got DD a toddler sized police car. Apparently, it lights up and makes the siren sound, but didnt realize that until I submerged it into the dishwater to wash it o_O go figure, right? So now it's sitting in my drainer just going off like crazy lol. I also found me this really cute burnt orange sweater like shirt. It has the flared sleeves on it. Oh my, I love it! Though, I feel I may need a tank top to wear under it just in case it's not quite long enough. 

After the thrift store, we went to the library. There's this drawing at school for DS for Iron Bowl tickets. All he has to do to be entered is read six grade level Accelerated Reading books, fill the sheet out with the books listed on it, and turn it in by October 19th! I think I was more excited than he was! We got him two books and a movie. He kind of had a little meltdown after we got his books, so we left right after. I didn't get to go look for anything for me, but I have a ton of free books on my Kindle app I can read instead. :) 

We left the library and went to eat supper at McDonald's. We ate and I let them play for at least an hour and a half on the play place before we came home for homework. By the time we got home, little sister was MORE than ready for bed. She was so tired that while she was crying in protest to going to bed, she was just laying down. No throwing her toys and blankets out. No standing there crying for me. She was pretty tired. :) I finally got DS to bed about a half hour ago. 

Now that the babies are in bed, I have laundry to finish. I washed the dishes while DS was playing for a little bit with his new toy and I managed to mop/ start a load of clothes before I sat myself down to release my inner nerd :) I've got a load of clothes waiting to folded and I think it's about time to throw the ones in the washer into the dryer! So I guess I better get up and get this done so tomorrow I don't have to worry about much of anything aside from what I'm going to cook for supper :) 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Daily Journal: Post 3, Part 2

My inner nerd couldn't help but blog again. :) Sue me lol 

I've been sitting here trying to find something to do with myself while I have time to myself aside from watch Netflix. A little random fact about me, I keep a name list. Yes, baby names. It's this weird little obsession of mine. It started back when I was attempting a book/short story back in high school and it's gradually gotten "worse" since then. I have a notebook for names, name combinations, names I won't use, and names I love but will probably never use in real life (my guilty pleasure names, or GPs)

That being said, I was sitting here looking up names in search of new names to play with and I remembered that I keep a little list online! And I thought I would post it! 

That's the updated list I have for now. No one's voted on it, which is kind of a downer, but oh well! 
I also am a member of a baby name forum. (Baby Name Genie!) I ran across the site when I was pregnant with Hayleigh and used it a lot before we settled on her name! I love these lovely ladies! Other name nerds like myself to talk to! It's heaven! It's been a bit slower around the forums lately, but things change. :) No sense in crying over it :) But, I love reading all their names and giving/getting feedback (though I'm not real great at the giving feedback part haha!) They're amazing! 

Back to names :D I actually have a piece of paper full of random names that I like. And yet, I have a list with names I can't decide on combos for lol What a mess! I like the feeling of creativity when I come up with names. :) I think that's why I enjoy it so much. That and it's a way to write as well, since those creative juices are all dried up it seems :( 

It feels like I'm rambling, so I'm going to cut it right here and go play around with these names I've found. 
:) So, until tomorrow! 
*-Name Nerd at Your Service-*

Daily Journal: Post 3

I finally got my Blogger app installed on my phone! So now, I can blog anywhere!
I didn't make a post yesterday. We were out all day. I worked in the nursery at church, came home, ate lunch, picked up Aasyn, and went to the park. After that, we went to one of DH's friends house for a cookout. The kids behaved so much better than I expected and they had SO much fun. We didn't get home until close to 11pm, and needless to say, we were all worn out by the time we got home. Ace swam for a little whole and Hayleigh even played in the pool! Total shock. She was pretty content with jumping in the pool over and over lol. I was pretty excited.

I've been a bit off schedule today though. The laundry desperately needs to be put away, but at least it's clean, right? I need to mop as well, but for now, I'm doing nothing. Ace is laying down getting ready for bed and I have Hayleigh downstairs with me for a bit since she slept pretty late this afternoon. :) but in half n hour two children will be in bed. I guess I can get the laundry squared away then and save myself the trouble tomorrow. :)

I'm off to do nothing productive!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Daily Journal: Post 2

I know this is the second post today, but I wrote out my first post yesterday while I was working, and didn't get home until after 11pm last night :) 

Here's my attempt at consistency. 
I haven't been up but maybe 15 minutes. My house is a mess! There's so much laundry to do. The dishes have to be done, and the trash has to be taken out. I'm stressed already. 
I still need to go to the store, but I don't feel up to going by myself. I'm sure Nick won't get up either. (btw, it's almost 11:30am) I honestly would rather go back to sleep. I feel rather irritable, I guess. 

I get tired of all the cleaning but if I don't do it, it piles up and I'm dealing with the mess I have to deal with today. Guess I better go get started and write more later. 

::So, Nick got up and we went to the store and ate lunch. He's gone to work and Hayleigh's taking a nap. I should be napping, but when I lay down, I'm not as tired as when I'm upright. Makes no sense. haha! Clothes are almost done, but the dishes can sit there for a while longer for all I care. I'm in no hurry. No sense in rushing. Thinking about trying to catch a small nap since baby girl is still asleep. Maybe I'll feel better after I get up, because I still don't feel so well. :/ Only one way to find out! Nap time! Until tomorrow! :: 

Daily Journal: Post 1

I find myself wanting to write quite often. And more times than I can count, I find myself not knowing what to write. I have tried numerous times to keep a journal. All have failed, miserably. I can't commit to the daily writing and it's frustrating! I love writing! I use to write a lot. I feel like writing everyday would help me be more relaxed. To be able to get all my frustrations out instead of bottling them up would be amazing. 

I sit at home, and while it has its rewards, it's so, so very boring. Writing daily would help me express so many issues that I have. Like my self esteem, for example. I think it would help with a lot actually. Maybe it will reignite my spark and I could start writing poetry again. Who knows. 

I feel like if I were to write, I would have to be lengthy. But I know some days, it won't be. All that matters is that I'm writing (err, well typing... though I more than likely will have a written copy as well. Just call me a nerd!) 

So, this is my first attempt at keeping a journal! Day one - complete!