Thursday, March 31, 2005

Update on the crip

He is still in a lot of pain. The doctor called in a prescription muscle relaxer for him and it has done nothing to alleviate the pain. I, on the other hand, realize just how much my husband does around this house. I shall never complain again. I cannot imagine having a husband that does nothing around the home or help with the children. I really have it good.

I took Caleb to the neurologist. She said everything looked fine and handed me a prescription for his seizure meds. See ya in six months! We hit some traffic coming home. It took us about an hour...maybe a little over. We hit stop and go on I-285, but overall it was a good drive. I didnt get lost and that is always a plus. I really hate driving in the city. I am getting so old. I never could understand why old people didn't like to drive in the city when I was younger. Now I know. Here in GA, the median speed is 80 mph. I was following a sheriff today on the interstate and he was going 85! No joke. If you drive 60 you are really a hazard for going too slow. Here I was in this little Toyota Echo (5 speed) revving out the engine at 80 mph. I could fit under a 18 wheeler in that car. I mean, slide right under it with no problem! However, I get 40 mpg. Ha ha ha!

Tomorrow is National Atheist Day. "The fool says in his heart there is no God." I'm sure there will be much "fooling" on blogs and such. I'm not witty enough for that. I am a horrible liar and have never been able to convince anyone of anything for April Fool's Day! I can't write well enough to pull anything off either. So, I'll just rat out all the other guys!

OK, off to finish my husband's chores.

Husband troubles

Not that kind you silly goose! My husband was wiping Caleb's rear end last night when all of a sudden I hear him scream in pain. Then he calls for me and tells me he cannot move! Literally, he cannot move. His back is completely frozen. He is still in bed and still cannot move. Any suggestions? Has anyone had this happen to them? He does have back problems, but he says this feels completely unrelated to his broken disk in his lower back. This feel like a sharp stinging pain in his mid back and it is completely locked. I don't know what to do. Caleb has a neurologist appointment up in Atlanta this afternoon that Olaf was supposed to take him to. I will take him now but Olaf isn't going to be much good here with the other children either.

On another sucketh note, we have carpenter ants! I despise bugs in my house. That has to be the worse thing for me is to have a little creature invade my home. I killed about 20 carpenter ants this morning in my dining and kitchen areas. I sprayed the doors and windows hoping that will help, but we'll see. If Josiah sees a bug he totally flips out. He screams and runs and climbs up into my arms. He's a wuss boy! (I'm joking! I can hear y'all thinking evil thoughts right now!) I may have to call an exterminator because I do not do well with pests of the insect variety. Olaf will not want to pay money for an exterminator. That is where we differ in our way of thinking about money.

Major thunderstorm just moved through here. Caleb's bus was really early this morning. I guess she wanted to be early in case the weather got worse. Caleb is her first pick-up and last drop off.

I caught up on some blog reading this morning. I was in pure heaven when I read Donna's. Read her day yesterday and tell me if you aren't in heaven too. I will not be jealous, I will not be jealous...

I am waiting to hear from Charity. I hope the doctor could give her some news.

I'll let everyone know how the day progresses with my crippled husband. Should be interesting to say the least. Blessings!
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

You're not so safe afterall

Angela is kind of snarky. She helped me figure out how to track the IP's that visit my blog. You aren't as invisible as you think you are. And I am not sure what snarky means. I just know the gals at women at home use it a lot.Image hosted by

I went grocery shopping this evening. We were out of all paper products. I mean, down to the last roll or two of toilet paper. Now that is cutting it close. I did well. I spent about $140 for the week and had to buy everything imaginable. I got home in time for The Amazing Race, so that is good. It starts in 20 minutes.

My friend (and graphics queen) Becky has a prayer requst. Her sister, Jennifer, was diagnosed with breast cancer today. Can you please pray for her? She is only 36 years old...younger than me. She sees an oncologist next week. The good news it is a slow growing cancer AND she is a Christian and puts her faith in the One who is able.

Also my dear friend, Charity, is having some crazy ovarian pain. She thinks it may be endometriosis but she isn't sure. Pray for her too. I know they will appreciate the prayers on their behalf to our Father who hears and is merciful to His children.

Blessings to you this evening.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Cleaning, cleaning

I absolutely hate it when blogger does that. I hit publish and the screen times out or I get some funky message. When I hit the back arrow my entire post has disappeared. Oh it sucks so bad.

I cleaned today. I did my bathrooms, cleared clutter on the kitchen counter, ironed Olaf's shirt, and washed sheets. My quota is filled for the week. When Olaf got home he said with a sly grin that he was going to "reward" me for all my hard work. I just played his game and told him that is exactly why I worked so hard today;)

Camille learned how to cross multipy fractions to see if they are equal today. She did math, language arts, spelling, history and JMG and still had it all done by 9:00 am. She never complains about school and accomplishes everything I give her rather quickly. Grace worked on her letters and numbers. She writes her name quite well. She can draw a circle, triangle and square.

OK, I am going to copy this before I hit publish. You never know.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter

Or Resurrection Day if you prefer. Whatever you call it the fact remains that our Lord Jesus Christ has risen from the grave. Because He lives, we can live. You can visit the tomb of Buddah, Muhammad, and the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (remember him? In Oregon?) and dig up their bones, but you can't do that with Jesus. He's not there! On the third day He rose again and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Whoever confesses with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believes in their heart that God has raised Him from the dead shall be saved. Do you believe? I do!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Meme-because I'm lazy!

Meme from Friday Feast

Appetizer - What is the worst movie you've ever seen?
One doesn't stand out. I've seen a lot of BAD movies.

Soup - Name something that reminds you of your childhood.
Running and swinging on Willow Tree branches.

Salad - If you had to live in a large city, which one would you want it to be?
Why, New York City of course!

Main Course - What's a "big word" you like to use to impress people?
Impress people? Not with my vocabulary! I use facade a lot though.

Dessert - Describe your hairstyle.
Long hair with long layers. Usually in a pony tail!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I have to post

just so Constatine smelling his hairy pitts will go down a little. I don't like that to be the first thing you see when you come to my blog. Gross. Ok, why do I even have it posted on my blog? Because it's funny to me!:)

I went to the dentist today. I haven't been in a year and a half. My teeth needed some scraping and then the big news. I need another crown. Half my teeth have crowns, so it really wasn't a big surprise. I didn't want to tell Olaf though because it is going to cost $440 out of pocket. That is one ting about my husband that I really don't like. Telling him that I spent money. He never gets angry on the outside, but he is SO totally angry on the inside. He absolutely hates it that I need a $440 crown, but he'll spend $80 on Ebay for a toy train. I don't get it. Anyway... I also had impressions made of my teeth today because I am getting FREE (yes totally FREE) bleaching done. Another dentist sent me an introductory offer and said if I went to her for my yearly exam, she would give me FREE whitening. So, I called the office and got all the details. I even made an appointment there. Then my ever so clever husband says he will call our current dentist (whom we have seen for 11 years) and ask if they will match it. They did! So, I got to stay at my current office and get free whitening (A $300 value) to boot. I go in for my first appointment for my crown in April sometime.

Josiah is still awake and it's nearing 10:00 pm. This child has got to learn to go to bed earlier. This is killing me!:)

Caleb's first baseball game is this Saturday. The rules have changed though and I am not sure if Caleb is going to enjoy it as much as previous years. You see, whenever Caleb hits the ball it is always a homerun. Even if it just piddles two feet in front of him, he runs ALL the bases and slides into home. Well this year they have decided that these Challenger League kids should "play by the rules." If you are tagged out then you need to immediately leave the field. Three strikes and you're out...along with other "real" rules that mentally challenged children are not going to understand. At least not my mentally challenged child. It really ticks me off that they are implementing these rules to children who just want to hit the ball and run the bases. Most of these children do not have the mental capacity to play real Little League. That is why they are on Challenger Little League. Ay Cavelt. I need to stop here or I'll really start ranting.

Hopefully Constatine is down far enough now that you won't see him first thing!:) Have a great night everyone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


This is for the American Idol fans out there! LOL!
This is definitely NOT thinking on whatsoever things
are lovely!
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Something you are not

I don't know about you, but sometimes I wish my blog entries were more thought provoking. Not always on a spiritual level. There are a lot of bloggers who do that well. More of a "Hmmm, that is really interesting" type blog. I have blog envy right now. I'll get over it. I'll accept the fact that the only thing I know how to write about is my everyday life. Not too witty, kind of boring, but it's me.

When I started this blog I really intended to use it for my own personal place of reflection. To throw out all my sin and digest it and work on homeschooling and parenting. It has really turned into a daily journal, although I am not renaming it now. There are things I would never post here knowing that others are reading it. I guess that "stuff" is best reserved for a prayer journal. However, there really isn't a facade with me. What you see is pretty much what you get. I'm not very tactful, mercy is not my strong point, and I can come across rudely. I am also very loyal, determined, and deep down...loving. This makes people either like me, or not like me. There usually is no middle ground. I have fought and fought myself over this issue. I want to be "all things to all people" so Christ is seen in me, but I am realizing that Misty can only change herself so much. He can and does use me just the way I am. If I am an empty vessel, I am still the vessel He created me to be. I can't change the gifts He has given me, but I can change the way I use them. I can't change the fact that I'm an extrovert, but I can change the way I come across. I need to change the things I can and get over the things I cannot. I am Misty. A child of God. A sister in Christ whether you like me or not. And if you don't like me, why are you reading my blog?

OK, it is officially dawn. The sun is up, the school bus has screeched down the street, and the girls are starting to move in their beds. I need to get my day started. No running around today which always makes me happy. Camille will have to "do" school and I have many chores to accomplish.

Blessings to you!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Whatsoever things are lovely...

I am so glad that scripture is on my header for all the world to see. Yesterday I posted a huge rant about my husband and was so convicted, I deleted it just seconds of it being posted. Hopefully no one got to read it.

Camille had riding lessons this morning. I just finished the FIRM CardioSculpt. 55 minutes of pure hades, but so lovely (sigh) when I actually AM firm. I bought three new Firm videos on eBay for $6.00 and can't wait for them to arrive. I am getting bored with the three that I do have. Not because I can do them efficiently, I cannot. And not because they are so easy to do, they are not. It's just that rotating three videos gets a little boring. Even if you are fat and huffing through it to the best of your current ability. My face is red as a tomato. That is what happens to me when I get hot. I don't sweat like normal people (see the 100 things about me) I just turn beet red and look like a fool for the next two hours. Praise God I don't stink though:)

Josiah is napping and the girls are playing outside. It's a nice day. Cloudy and not too warm. I have no idea what to make for supper this evening. It is weigh in night for weight watchers, so I won't be eating before I go. Silly eh? I won't eat supper before I go. I'll probably do something easy like LEFTOVERS! LOL! Or cold cereal. Or hot dogs. Something real healthy!

Becky and Dana, my husband sent your packages today via DHL. You'll have them tomorrow. I mailed out cards to the wah gals today as well. The four that are directly under me. I think it was Mari, Amy, Becky A, and Cheri. Handstamped with lurve....

I need to register for our state homeschool convention. Doug Phillips from Vision Forum is speaking and I can't wait to hear him. It is in the beginning of May. I will buy the girls curriculum there as well. Yes, I use ABeka. It's the easiest for me and I don't want to hear any crap:)

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Quick post

Olaf took all of the children to Caleb's riding lesson today so I could do my exercise video. I just wanted to say hello and have a great weekend. Our's looks like it will be fairly cold and cloudy.

Yesterday was a marvelous day. Olaf took the day off and we ate breakfast at Cracker barrel. Then we did some fun stores, like TJ Maxx and Michaels. Oh, and the Dollar Tree! (No stickers there Cheri.) It was just a nice day of being together. I will try to post later on today, but for's the FIRM!


Thursday, March 17, 2005

Funny Link

I don't know why I think this website is funny. I guess it's because I love potty humor.

Thankful Thursday

Nattie says to write down five things you are thankful for right now. No thinking, just write! When life gets sucky, ruminate on those things.

1. My husband
2. My children
3. My husband's job
4. My home
5. My friends-both online and in person!

Thanks to Cheri

I am going to the Dollar Tree today. She got some really cool Christian stickers to decorate eggs with. I just have to get everyone ready and go, go, go.

And just FYI, a small Blizzard from DQ is anywhere from 18-20 WW points! I found that out after I ate one yesterday.

I'll update later...

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Whatever you do to the least of these....

We did get to go to riding lessons. Thank you Jesus.

Last night I went to a meeting that was all about Medicaid waivers for families with special needs children. I was very disappointed. There are over 5,000 people waiting to get these waivers and only 900 slots in this year's budget. Now, that isn't the part the disappointed me. What really made me angry was these waivers are NOT based on income. (FYI-A waiver is money that the state gives you for things. Like respite care, home modifications for disabled people, diapers etc) I knew a few people there, one of which is a local surgeon, and I am amazed that the state will give these people money when they don't "need" it. Granted, they have special needs children, but give the money to a family that has a special needs child AND is poor. I just don't get it. Caleb has a Medicaid waiver right now. Whatever our insurance won't pay for (like speech therapy, occupational therapy etc) Medicaid will pick up. However, they MUST have a denial from our primary insurance first. When Caleb turns 18 this waiver will end. At that point we need to apply for SSI (Social Security) and as soon as it's approved he will have Medicaid again. That sure is a load off of my mind. I was wondering what we were going to do when Olaf's insurance no longer covered Caleb. Our plan right now is to have Caleb live with us until we die. At that point one of his siblings will have to take over. Or all three of his siblings. They are being prepped already. I truly believe that each child is ordained for their family. God equipped our three children for a ministry to their brother. You can give me all the crap about how that isn't fair for them and yada yada yada. However, I know that whatever is done to the least of these is also done to Him! This may sound horrible, but I really want to out live Caleb. I don't think it will happen, but I'd love for him to be in our care until he passes into glory. I cannot imagine what it will be like in heaven to see my son perfectly healthy. To not have the mental capacity of a four year old. To run up to me and hug me and talk to me. Oh how it convicts my soul. I have been so guilty of just "surviving" as a parent of a mentally retarded child that sometimes I forget he's a little person that needs so much more. When I see him in heaven I'm afraid he'll turn to me and spew out all the hurtful things I've done and said. I know that isn't true, but I can't help feeling like I deserve it.

Well Camille just got up and is probably wondering why I am crying at the keyboard. She hasn't asked though and I really don't want to tell her. She can't even begin to comprehend the complexities of parenting at this point in her little life.

I need another cup of coffee...

Monday, March 14, 2005

It's gonna be a LONG day.

My little Josiah has been awake since about 5:30 am. He is still lying in his bed right now at 6:50. I refuse to get that boy up so early. He is going to be cranky today. I'm not sure if we will go riding this morning or not. There were some pretty strong thunderstorms last night and a chance for more today. Camille will be disappointed.

Yesterday I cleaned a bit while Olaf did the dog. (pics below!) I actually *mopped* the kitchen floor. Can I hear a Hallelujah? I desperately need to wipe down the kitchen cabinets and clean out the fridge. I'd like to tackle the endless piles of crapola that accumulate on every flat surface in my house. Whenever I clean the piles I have no place to put the stuff I really want to keep. I am *that* disorganized. Yes, I know about the Fly Lady. Yes, I have read every Emilie Barnes book. I am getting better actually. I used to be a complete messy. Before we had children, we would let the dishes sit in the sink until we ran out of silverware. YUCK! I cannot imagine doing that now. So, as I have aged, it has gotten better. It's just the piles that keep sneaking up on me. And my husband is one of the best "pilers" I know. We pile the mail, pile grocery receipts, pile coupons, pile manufacturer's booklets for small appliances, pile the pull out from the Barbie we get the idea.

Caleb just got on the bus. He is so mad now when his normal "small" bus picks him up. There was a time when that bus was broken down and he was riding the big bus. Remember me writing about that? When he saw the small bus pull up this morning he kicked his feet and walked as slowly as possible to the bus. He was muttering the whole way, "No! Big bus." I wanted to run out there and whoop his rear because there were a pile of cars behind his bus waiting for him to board! All weekend long he asked to go to school. We must be a very boring family. It scares me that he likes school so much, but then again, I'm glad that he does. It's a double edged sword for me.

Kate left a comment on my blog yesterday. I don't know her or how she even arrived at my blog, but her little boy (about age four-ish) loves Devo. Remember them from the 80's? There is a photo of him on the blog wearing the red "energy dome" aka weird hat they used to wear. I didn't read much of her blog, so visit at your own risk:0)

Weight Watchers tonight. Big gain. Still. I am going though. When Josiah takes a nap I am going to do the FIRM Cardio Sculpt. 55 minutes of pure torture. Good for the body but hurts like the dickens. My husband maintained this week eating like a hog. Good for him.

Have a great day.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Our Dog!

This is a picture before Olaf gave him a cut!
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Here is what the doggie looks like now:
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Isn't that FUNNY? He looks like a different dog. And he's fat too!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Off to Callaway

I am off to Callaway Gardens today to go bike riding with Camille and Molly. Another part of her birthday present. The weather is lovely today but windy. It's sunny with a high of 65 degrees or so. We will probably ride for a couple of hours and then go eat dinner at Goldens. Golden's fried chicken is Camille's favorite. I have eaten SO much this week. I have been absolutely horrible! Bike riding will be good exercise for me. The birthday cake was SO good and I have eaten more than my fair share! The frosting is made with shortening and it is so yummy. I ate a homemade sausage biscuit this morning as well. Goodness gracious.

Yesterday was really fun. We went to Build A Bear and the girls had a great time stuffing their animals. (pics below) Grace stuffed a bear and it's my favorite. It was also the cheapest!:) She named it Marshmellow. Very cute name for a very cute bear. Camille stuffed a horse and Molly stuffed a cat. I think we will go back in May and let Grace stuff another for her birthday. We ate at Longhorn yesterday and I had the best Black & Bleu burger ever! See, I really have been BAD! It is a grilled half-pound burger dusted with 7 pepper seasoning, then topped with melted bleu cheese. to pick up Molly. Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2005

My hair

Cami took this picture, so I'm not centered. 
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You really can't see the layers, but they're there!

Camille's Cake

My friend Stacey does an excellent job!
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And it was SO yummy!

Cami with her cake!

Isn't she lovely?  My nine year old girl!
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An American Girl

Camille with Samantha.  Her first American Girl Doll!
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Build A Bear

Camille and Molly with their Build A and cat!
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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Hair cut

Tonight I am actually going to a salon to get a hair cut. I haven't been in two years and I still feel guilty for going. I like this one particular lady to cut it and she charges $42. I am going to leave the length long but get a few long layers in it. Just in case I ever wear it down. My hair is in a ponytail 99% of the time because I just don't like to deal with it. I don't like it in my face at all. Maybe I'll post a picture tomorrow.

After the hair cut I will go to Bible Study. I don't even know what chapter we are on. I have finished the book but didn't do the questions. I am not sure what we will do next or even IF we will continue. Tammy said that she wants to stop coming, so I'm not sure what is going to happen.

I walked on the treadmill last night instead of doing the FIRM. I will do the abs video today at naptime.

Tomorrow is Camille's birthday. If you can pop over there and leave a little Happy Birthday comment she would love it! She will be nine years old tomorrow. They grow up so incredibly fast. I need to stamp her a card sometime today. We wrapped her presents last night.

Still lurve my header! Thank you so much Becky.

Oh, I'm hungry already. Not good when it isn't even 8 am and I'm hungry. Laughing Cow cheese, here I come! I can have 2 pieces of wasa bread with light laughing cow cheese for 1.5 points. WooHoo!

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Funny Story

It's early Wednesday morning and I wanted to post this story..again. The first time I did it, Blogger dumped it.

Yesterday Josiah was down in the girl's room playing. All of a sudden he started crying hysterically. I ran down there and he was sitting on the floor just screaming. You know the kind of cry that scares you? He was just shaking so I picked him up. I tried to figure out what was wrong, but he was too scared to talk. About an hour later I put him in his crib for a nap. About 10 minutes into my FIRM workout, he starts screaming again. I rush in there and he is pointing. Pointing in the air, pointing at the mattress, pointing at everything. I am totally flipped now because I think my child has a brain tumor or is hallucinating. I calm him down, lay him back down and he falls asleep. Then, as I was making dinner, he starts screaming again in the living room. Olaf runs in to the room and see Josiah standing at the wall with his hands on it. He is bobbing back and forth and screaming like a mad man. Olaf flips for a minute thinking the child is turning autistic. Then he realizes what it is. Josiah is afraid of his shadow! LOL! He just found his shadow and it scares him to death. How cute is that?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Praise God!

I figured out why I can't see my header! It's my firewall! Hallelujah! I tried setting up another blog at xanga and couldn't see the header there either. That made me stop and ponder a moment... I turned off our Norton security and shazaam! The header appeared like magic. I lurve my header Becky! Thank you so much!

New Header

Do you see that lovely new header? Well, I DON'T! Really. You can see it, I cannot. The only reason I know it's there is because Becky told me. Olaf can see it from work, my friend can see it from her computer, but I can't. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Would anyone know why that may be? Remember awhile back when I was complaining that I couldn't change the background? Well, I think I was changing the background but couldn't see it. Whenever I change the template I can't see it. When I just add graphics to the regular template, I see it fine. I just cannot figure it out. And Becky is the one that made my header. She does graphics for a very reasonable price, so if you need anything fun for your blog check her out!

I already lost one huge post, so I am going to stop here. I typed for about half an hour, hit publish and the page timed out on me. FUN! Next time I am going to post a funny story about Josiah...

Monday, March 07, 2005

Our friend

Our friend CMSgt Kurt Scheuler. 


The weather is holding out so I think we'll be able to go to riding lessons this morning. I am sure Cami will be excited about that. She is just giddy about her birthday this Friday. Did I already post that we are taking her and her best friend to the mall on Friday to do the Build A Bear thing? We have never even ventured in that store before. Who am I fooling? We NEVER go to the mall. It is not a good place to take children in my opinion. The advertising is horrible and in your face.

Yesterday we went to the airport to see our friend from the military. I will post his picture when we get back from riding. It's funny how you can just pick up after 11 years of not seeing someone. It wasn't awkward or anything. I have to admit that I felt a bit awkward because I am so fat now, but that is just my vanity speaking.

And speaking of fat, I am NOT going to Weight Watchers this evening. I do not want to see that gain. I will stick with working out and go next week. Even though I know that gain is from working out, I don't want it in my permanent record! No one is going to write in my official weight watcher book +3 pounds! Nope! Not gonna have it.

I went grocery shopping yesterday per usual. Brought home a lot of frozen food because it was on sale and I had the good ole coupon. As I was unloading my cart of Lean Cuisine and frozen pizzas, the lady behind me said "you cook like I do!" Hey, Lean Cuisine was 40% off then I had coupons...what a great lunch!

Cheri explained bloglines to me and I love it. If you are a hip blogger, you'll know all about it. If not, check it out. It really is a time saver. Now I am notified if someone updates their blog. I don't have to visit each site to see. Way. too. cool.

To my dear husband...I love you! I know what you're thinking!

Girls are up and I need to start the day!
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Saturday, March 05, 2005


CORRAL starts today for Caleb. He is terribly excited about it. It runs for 6 months I think. The bad thing is some of his baseball games are on Saturday this year. He will have to miss those games in order to ride. Baseball starts at the end of this month and then we will be busy, busy, busy.

I am bummed right now about my weight loss. I have done The Firm for four days in a row and have GAINED three pounds. Now, I know that muscle weighs more than fat, but I still hate seeing the scale go up. I have taken my measurements and plan on doing The Firm for another two weeks. If my measurements are going down, but the scale is not...then I will stick with it. If not, then honey...The Firm is going in the garbage! Allie and all her perfect body friends will be on Ebay as fast as you can say Fanny Lifter! If Olaf takes all the children to CORRAL, I will be able to do the abs workout today. It's only 25 minutes.

The weather is gorgeous today. I don't know the forecast, but right now it is sunny and about 60 degrees. Too nice to be inside. I haven't jogged in forever, so perhaps I'll get out and do that today.

Camille's birthday is next Friday. She is excited as can be. I would write what I bought her, but she reads my blog!

Have a great weekend everyone...

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Goldens for supper

The Bible Study ladies are meeting at Goldens for supper tonight. I ate there last night, but that's OK with me. I love it. It's southern food at it's best. I will get the vegetable plate. Turnip greens (which I smother in tabasco sauce), fried squash, and sweet potato casserole. I also have two tiny muffin size corn breads to slurp up the juice of my greens. Wash it down with a Diet Coke and I'm a happy girl!:)

I did my third Firm workout today. I really hope I do see those "visible results in 10 workouts." I have the series with the fanny lifter (which they only sell at stores like Target now). I can't get through any of the tapes without stopping or modifying the exercises somehow. My abs are in terrible shape. Oh my!

Olaf has lost 16 pounds now. I actually bought him some smaller jeans today at Kohls. I am so proud of him. He wants to lose 20 more pounds and get down to 180. I think that is a good weight for 6 feet tall. Speaking of Kohls, I bought a comforter set at Kohls for $4 today. I couldn't believe it. It is so awesome to find deals like that.

Josiah has stopped pooping on the potty. I'm bummed. He has pooped in his diaper the past three times. He is talking so well for just turning two. It's amazing to hear him. He likes to sing the songs from "Barbie, Princess and the Pauper." Too cute!

I need to go iron my husband a shirt before I leave to eat. Leave a comment so I know you've been here. C'mon...I'm begging here!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The busy running around day

Today is choir and JMG with Camille, so it's one of those busy days. I updated my weight loss blog. I am really excited about losing weight again. That is always a good thing.

Yesterday Camille kept complaining that her back was itchy, so I kept scratching it on top of her shirt. Well Olaf gets home from work and gives Cami a kiss and feels something on her back. He lifted up her shirt and right there, in the middle of her back, was a blood sucking tick! Yuck! I am quite certain the cats brought them in. They are always laying on the girls' bed. It wasn't a deer tick, the one that carries lymes disease. It was the regular dog tick. The nasty big ones that take a chunk of skin with them when you pull them out.

If you read my blog and take my prayer requests seriously, can you pray for my friend Cheryl today? She has had some serious sicknesses hit her and her family and she is quite certain it is a spiritual attack.

Off to start my very busy day.