Life has gotten crazy since the birth of the twins --- busy, busy, busy!
But I am BACK!
Will post more soon....lets just state that all is well -- twins are 19 months old, oldest just had his 9th birthday! Still married to my hubby....
missed you all....
Okay so I remembered it now and I am back --- but on my way out the door....will update you all tonight. There is so much to tell you....so much has happened!
Babies are now just over 7 months old!!
Missed you all!!
Does anyone out there have meal ideas for truckers??
I am having a hard time coming up with meal ideas for my husband while he is on the road.
He has a microwave and a fridge. He is usually gone for 10-14 days at a time.
Any help would be GREAT!
Does anyone have any creative ways to "gift" this news to her parents??
It is silly - but my husband LOVES them....and I have heard that they have released a stuffed animal of them in 1995. But I can't find them in Canada.
Any help would be wonderful.
Will update soon with pictures and stories...just thought I would apologize for not writing.
So, we went out and purchased a potty chair today! Help!!
I can't remember how I trained my oldest...I am having a complete lack of brain day! what do I do now? I have the chair...I have shown him the chair, and got him to sit on it several times today, with success. He peed 3 times in the potty chair....and then once on the floor, and once in his playpen (just in it while I ran to empty the potty)....and that was all within 30 minutes!!
BTW, I am VERY excited about the fact that he peed 3 times in the potty and we made a HUGE deal about it. We even bought that potty that sings when you pee and he LOVES hearing it sing.
- Current Mood: cheerful
Last night we had a snow storm....crazy! I just spent 1 1/2 hrs outside shovelling snow, only to get 1/2 way down...but then my amazing neighbour came around with his snowblower and finished everyone's driveway...what a SWEET man!! :)
I think I am going to take a bottle of wine over to him in a moment to say thank you!! :)
Anyhow...here is the view from my front door....
- Current Mood: exhausted
The saddest one is someone is giving away their pregnant cat - this cat is going into labor in the next 2 weeks, and they are giving the cat away now. They can't atleast wait 2-3 weeks until the poor kittens are born??
Then there is someone that has a 4 year old dog and they are moving, so they are selling their dog!! Come on...what kind of reason is that??
To me it would be the same if I sold my child cause I was moving! When you adopt a pet, you are taking responsibility for that animal and they should be part of your family!! It just makes me so angry to see people giving up their pets for such stupid reasons and especially not even thinking about how the animal is feeling - I mean a PREGNANT CAT!!
oKAY...DONE venting....thanks for listening....
- Current Mood: annoyed
I am trying to understand the rejections that were made to Jesus throughout Luke, and this one is puzzling me.
- Current Mood: curious
My hubby is about to leave tomorrow afternoon to California :( Incase someone doesn't know, my hubby is a long-haul trucker. He is usually gone for 7-10 days at a time, but it looks like he will be gone for 2-3 weeks this time. :( It is so hard when he leaves for such a long period of time.
On the good note, for my birthday (Friday, Feb, 2), he got me a wireless mouse, and a Goodlife Gym membership (my suggestion, not his). :) Looks like we will be celebrating my birthday at the end of the month.
I am so proud of him and the work he does, but man, being a trucker's wife is really hard at times.
- Current Mood: depressed
I have decided that I will believe only what I can prove to be true!!
- Current Mood: blank
What I want for Christmas...
1. Gift certificates to Ponderosa - my husband is a trucker, and we tend to drive to New York or Buffalo on weekends off to go to Ponderosa (we are Canadian's and I must admit Ponderosa in the states is so much better!)
2. Receipes that for meals to make for the husband while on the road (long haul trucker that likes quick easy to eat meals)
3. Gas money or plane money to fly to Nova Scotia to see my best friend...she had a baby 6 months ago (she lives in South Africa but is visiting her family for 2 months in Nova Scotia)
4. penpals...I love getting emails and I check and reply everyday!
5. a good, honest, work at home type job. Something to do with typing or something like that.
6. Mmmm....a second hand, older truck/car for my husband to get back and forth to work in the winter (I hate winter driving and his work yard is 20 minutes from our house and I need to take him and pick him up when he goes on his trips)
7. Anything Rachael Ray - Cookbooks or magazines with receipes or copies of her receipes.
That's all....email me for my address if you can help me at all :)
Merry Chistmas or Happy Holiday (whichever is less offensive to the given person)
- Current Mood: cheerful
- Current Mood: chipper
So far 7 people out of the 20 invites have RSVPed...I am preparing for the 20 anyhow since many parents forget to RSVP. :( Man, that is so frustrating. Do I prepare 20 loot bags if 7 people come???
So, I am in the middle of organzing the house for the party and keep getting distracted by ANYTHING. I want this done, but I shouldn't have left it till the last minute. I do work well under pressure, not this is just plan mean to myself. :P
So, Halloween Costume party for kids! We are having Rice Krispe spiders, and Halloween cupcakes (tons of yummy candies for the kids to decorate their cupcakes - worms, chocolate rocks, crushed up teddy bear cookies for "dirt") Yummy!! Then we have mommy dogs, and potato chips...and of course ICE CREAM! We have a clown coming for an hour...that should be entertaining for them. Plus if necesssary we have several movies to watch.
I have the playroom totally organized so that there is room to have fun in there...and I will set up a craft table for the kids. :)
I am so excited!!!
- Current Mood: chipper
Events around me have really caused me to stop and think about life and the importance of it. My Dad's best friend, Dane had a severe heart attack a few days ago, and was rushed off to the hospital to have a bipass operation. His wife sat and waited to hear the news about her husband. She felt that he was "going to Heaven to see Dan" and that she was losing her husband. Here is a woman that has been married for about 25-30 years and been through a great deal with her husband and she sitting waiting to see if he would survive his surgury, scared that she might loss him forever. She was talking with my Mom trying to decide what she would do if she lost him...how would she survive....with the small amount of life insurance they have, how would she pay her bills...how would she live without her "other half." A good note so far he is doing fine, and has made it through the operation, now they just have to monitor him for a few days, and then they have to really look at changing their lifestyles.
Then I look at my Mom, she is doing just that...living her life after losing her other half. My Mom met an amazing man 7 years ago that was everything she needed, he treated her well, and was an amazing husband to her. Only to lose him way too soon to cancer.
Then I look around at this world at people fighting and getting divorces. Saying that they wish their ex would "just dissappear" or "I wouldn't shed a tear if he or she died tomorrow." How can you make vows to someone one day, and then wish them gone so soon afterwards. How can we switch from loving one person, to completely hating them and loving another?? How can we turn our backs on our friends and neighbours just because they upset us, and don't return our favorite tool (or other item) fast enough??
Sometimes I think maybe I am just nieve, but when it comes to society now, I am glad that I am. I want to have a marriage like in the 1800's....you were married for life, and divorce was not an option. You worked hard at relationships, and you put your family and friends above all others. A small 1 or 2 room log cabin in the woods was all the required to raise a large family. Noone tried to "bet the Jones." Family was important and trusted. In times of trouble you knew exactly were to turn.
So, I guess what I am saying is that I really thinkas a society we all need to think long and hard about our values...who or what is important to us? Do we have a price? Can our values be shaken?
- Current Location:at home thinking...
- Current Mood: indescribable
Bits and Pieces
Bits and pieces, bits and pieces. People. People important to you, People unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you, and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents, friends leave friends. Acquaintances move on. People change homes. People grow apart. Enemies hate and move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many people who have moved in and out of your hazy memory. You look at those present and wonder. I believe in god's master plan in lives. He moves people in and out of each other's lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who have ever touched your life. You are more because of them, and would be less if they had not touched you. Pray that you accept the bits and pieces in humility and wonder, and never question and never regret's. Bit's and pieces, bits and pieces.
So, lets remember that we each leave our mark on the other. Try to make your mark count!!
- Current Mood: thoughtful
Now what do we do...I want the house so badly, but is it out of our means??? I don't think it is and I have always put my rent first regardless where I lived (right Oiishe or Pernocte - when I rented from you, my rent was always paid regardless of the circumstances). It isn't like we can even wait on the house and hope that it comes down in price, cause it won't...it will go off the market. :(
I am so frustrated...and disappointed and angry....you know, one of those mixed feelings type of days!
- Current Mood: confused
So, I am disappointed.
- Current Mood: sad
I just think sometimes that it is all too much, I mean, we are finally in a spot that we can pay off our debts and get somewhere and now we are buying a house and getting into more debt...wow! What if something goes wrong, I doubt it will...but life works that way. Just when you think that things are going well, bam! Something happens. I guess I am just scared, this is a huge move...I want to do it, but it is scary.
We have decided that if they don't accept this offer, they we are finished with this house. We will look for something different.
- Current Mood: frustrated
- Current Mood: anxious
My oldest is finding it hard cause Daddy is always "in his truck so far away" and he was use to Daddy being home all the time. Not sure how I am going to deal with that, maybe time will just make him accept Daddy's job more. Eventually he can go with his Dad on the road, which will be a great deal of fun for him.
Suppose to sign the papers to put an offer on our new house...man that is so exciting!
Waiting to hear from the Realtor as he is sorting out $ and stuff before he comes see us. The house is beautiful!!
Can't believe I am about to own a house, in the last 6 years I have really grown in our life. Friend said "how can you be getting a house, just a few years ago you were on welfare, and then EI?" Well, I got pregnant fast in our relationship, went on Mother Allowance for 18 months cause I lost my job (contract work, and they felt I couldn't continue with a small child, so decided not to renew my contract), husband lost his job shortly before becoming pregnant, went back to school. Husband work different jobs (computer tech., walmart, etc) to make ends meet. Then husband went on EI. But he finally decided that he wanted to get his life going somewhere as so did I. He applied for trucker's school, and now has an amazing job making good money. Now we are paying off our debts and buying a house!! I am so excited about the fact that our lives are finally take a turn for the good. Had enough of scraping by and getting nowhere fast.
I am happily married with 2 small children and enjoying everything about them all. My husband has a great job driving truck so he isn't home alot...still not certain what I feel about all that...kinda like being a single parent, but having a commitment all at the same time. But I don't want to make my husband feel guilty, cause he is making good money and I am so proud of him...he will never understand how proud I truly am of him.
Now I have to decide what I want to do....I could stay home and just raise my kids or start working outside the house again, or look for in the house options. Lots of thinking to do.
Well, my son (baby) is having a temper tartum, so I gotta run for now.