Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My reviews

I just wanted to share a quick review of some products I got from CSN Stores!

I love this! I can wrap it around my ball and go! I don't have to worry about my arms being too short. And I can drag it behind me with no thoughts! :) Love it!
p.s. The cute girl and ball were not included, sorry.

I also got a yoga mat and bag, but couldn't find it anymore on the site. but it is something like this one

I was so thrilled with the fast shipping and the quality of the products, I will definately be back for more!


What's everyone been up to?

I've been chillin.

I took Monday off work to spend time with my mom. :)
I started a scrapbook of her. That was hard.
Sorting through all the pictures, all the memories.
It was an emotional day.
It doesn't seem like three years.
It still hurts as much as the first.
But we move on. Don't we?

Here are some pics of some pages I made..

ah I miss her.

We are going to Wendover Saturday for hubsters b-day! Yay..
Oh and a bonus.. our friend is covering our room woot!
and!!! gramma and grampa are taking the kidlets!!
woohoo for awesome friends and family!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Good Morning

Happy Wednesday!
I guess I grossed someone out with my last post and lost a follower :(


But this weekend, well the last fourish days, I spent off work..
I went through some pics and intended to get lots of scrapbookin done.. nope
but got lots of tears rollin seein all those old pics of my mama :)
ah I miss her

I found some awesome pics of the fam. I will try to get some posted soon.

I bribed the kids into helping me organize somewhat all the loads of stuff I had from my mom's house.
I had a giant cedar chest of pictures and momentos that my mom had saved that I managed to scrounge before we moved dad out of the house.
We put the pics into about fifty photo albums and the rest into about ten photo boxes. whew. that was alot of pics mama!! I love you!!

It is great to see what she thought was a treasured memory. Or just a pic of a wall that was too great to throw away.
She was silly that way. Never threw anything away. Ever.
But now I totally love her and appreciate her for that.
Cuz now I have all these pics of random fields and people that are complete strangers that I have no idea what to do with, other than keep them in books until I can think of something cool to do with them. :)

I am sticking with my new weight watchers plan, working out and all that fun stuff. I've even got Lacey to do it with me (unofficially) That is all on my other blogarooney here

Have a great day!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In which I share waaaay TMI

So I had a "procedure" done.
I had an IUD put in.
I was nervous before. Understandable. Right?

Psyching myself out for who knows what.
 I had  no idea what to expect. There are horror stories. There are stories where it goes as planned and done, no pain, no issues, just like that.

That wasn't me.
Of course not.
Nothing can be "normal" with me. I'm totally ok with that.
But holymotherofcrap
this was not the best feeling in the world

First turns out my uterus is abnormally big.
Then a little on the thick side.
so 'splains why the heavy tom (I told ya tmi)
which was the reason for the IUD

The scissors on the table look like they came from a stable or something. I'm pretty sure I said they intimidated me. Out loud.

OH yea... my uterus it tilted waaay forward, or back,  forward I think. I get confused.
so.. she has to kinda dig in there. That was fun.
Nurse: "you doin ok"?
Me: "yep"
After a few minutes of that I feel my ovary rip away from my body.
Frekin ouch!
She gets the IUD in and were almost done, then pop, out it comes.

So.. the nurse runs to grab another one.
The dr is apologizing profusely but I'm thinking, no biggie. A little pain and shaking never killed anyone.
I was shaking by this point.
Nurse: "Still doin ok?"
Me: "yep"
So the second try works. Just. Like. That.
Snip, oops cut me, snip.. the threads are cut and I am done.

Then I am asked if I need to lay there for a few minutes. I think I'm good. No worries. The pain is over.

this is the good part.

I sit up.
Look down.

Blood everywhere.
The table
the step
the floor
beside the table
That was the most awesome experience since childbirth ever, my friends. And I had to c-sections.

Aaand back to work I go, me being such a trooper and all.

A little cramping the rest of the day but nothing horrible.

I managed to get to the gym and have a light workout on the elliptical and then the cross trainer with minimal pain.
so far so good. :)

Have a great day!

Friday, January 7, 2011


11 Step Program for Those Thinking of Having Kids

Here is a very humorous note that's being shared on Facebook. I'm not sure who the original author is to give credit to, but it's too cute not to post here. Enjoy and pass it along!

Lesson 1

1. Go to the grocery store.

2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.

3. Go home.

4. Pick up the paper.

5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2

Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...

1. Methods of discipline.

2. Lack of patience.

3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.

4. Allowing their children to run wild.

5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.

Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3

A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...

1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner.)

2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.

3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.

4. Set the alarm for 3AM.

5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.

6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.

7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.

8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.

9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive).

Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4

Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...

1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.

2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.

3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.

4. Then rub them on the clean walls.

5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.

6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 5

Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.

1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.

2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.

Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6

Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.

1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.

2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.

3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.

4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7

Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a preschool child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice.) If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8

1. Hollow out a melon.

2. Make a small hole in the side.

3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.

4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.

5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.

6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.

You are now ready to feed a nine-month-old baby.

Lesson 9

Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 10

Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11

Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

This is all very tongue in cheek; anyone who is parent will say "it's all worth it"! Share it with your friends, both those who do and don't have kids. I guarantee they'll get a chuckle out of it. Remember, a sense of humor is one of the most important things you'll need when you become a parent!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

muh new bloggy

If you're interested in more of my rambling, I started my new weight loss blog here.

I'm excited to share my most intimate embarrasing moments with the world :)

So, now you will be free of at least this bit of info, unless, you follow me there too :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I am going to make myself a goal to blog more.
I miss all my online friends :)

I went to the gym last night and while using the cross trainer machine, started reading Practical Magic. I just picked this little gem up at the local book store and I was sooo excited I literally squealed in the basement of the little store.
Yep.. My girls rolled their eyes and I didn't care.
I forgot how amazing this story was.
I watched the movie. Several times.
Looooved it!! Still looooove it!!
so.. an hour went by, and I was lost in the Owens's (I know, punctuation) lives.. I can't wait till tonight where I can walk on the treadmill and be swept away by the alluring little witches. :)

I have also set up my weight loss blog, I haven't posted anything yet. I am waiting until I get my Weight Watchers going.

Lots of things going on here..
What about you??