I was tagged by Dani
Tell me some random things about your children.
Gianna- She is funny the girl has no common sense. How do you teach a person common sense? You don't right? She worries me. LOL She is in competition with a boy in her class over accelerated reader points. This is the same boy she had a crush on awhile back. She also makes her own deals with us. For instance she wants a mani/pedi if she gets all E's on her report card. She is excellent at ballet though. She looks beautiful when she is in class.
Richie- Oh my Richie. He is all boy. He yells and screams in the house. He has 2 levels of sound loud and louder. When he doesn't want a food he says "it's too good". He loves to give hugs and kisses. He tells people to look at his hair lately since he has a mohawk. He dances the robot. I wish I could catch him in video. He yells in the car get on the train mama. He thinks our suburban is a train.
Nicholas- My baby boy. Even though he is a baby I know he knows. He waits till I am just about to remove his diaper to start peeing. He even gets a little smirk on his face when he does it. He yells and screams when he is frustrated. He grabs you on both sides of the face lately so he can draw you in and try and bite you. He hums to his boobs when he is eating. He smiles cries and makes funnr faces when he sleeps. I wonder what he dreams about?
Tag your it now.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I was tagged by Dani
Just some pictures from today. Gianna enjoyed herself making a build a doll instead of bear. They have cute little rag looking dolls to dress up now. The boys waited while sister took her time. Then it was time for the beach we walked from our hotel room. Gwen went with us. It's a lovely place quiet no one around. The weather was definitely better today.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Yes we are weirdo's. My lovely husband said he wanted these cupcakes. So while we are up here on vacation/business meetings we went.
The line outside the place was crazy for a Sunday afternoon.
The magical cupcakes for 3.75 a cupcake, they better be super cupcakes!
I don't know about super cupcakes but they sure were yummy! Yes we got a dozen for the 4 of us. Call it greed or our eyes were bigger than our tummy. But we had to get a variety don't want to say we missed out. LOL
Yes I am a cupcake freak, I think cupcakes are my most favorite deserts next to lemon meringue pie.
Here are some fun pics we took at work. It was an slow morning, and I always have a camera so time to goof off. Above is Angie, Me and Kathy.
2nd Pic is Dr. and Angie.
I love slow mornings.
I also love my buddy. I joke with people I know her since sperm. Your probably thinking huh? Well our parents went to school together thats how long I have known her. She is a great friend. I don't have many girl-friends. I usually thought girls in high school were back stabbing. But not Angie. We have been through it thick and thin. I couldn't ask for a better friend. We joke we are going to get old together. She will be the wild old lady wearing some leopard print jacket, while I am in my classic khakis and plain shirts.
We will go crazy together when our girls enter high school. I will watch her children like a hawk just as sure as she will mine. I can't wait. :)
Friday, March 28, 2008
I will be going out of town for the next few days. Richie has some meetings in Dana Point. And we are tagging along, for the ride. I will be taking my laptop. I hope to update with pics when we get there.
Hoping to get to the beach and do some shopping or retail therapy. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
1. I am thankful for finally doing our taxes. I am thankful although I did have to pay state I am getting a small refund from federal which will promptly go straight to the state. ha ha
2. I am thankful for my in laws watching the kiddies last night. I had a great dinner and made some contacts regarding more IV infusion jobs.
3. I am thankful for nice and easy root touch up hair color. I did it myself last night in about 10 minutes. No more grays.
4. I am thankful for an email my hubby sent me. He actually said he loved me in an email. Yes I am a dork I know it.
5. I am thankful this weekend we are getting out and going to orange county.
Well I have thought long and hard about this. I wanted a store front downtown. Well Lord behold one became available. Now I am sick to my stomach. Do I make the major leap to a store front? Will I fall flat on my face. Will I have anyone come visit me. Can I make it work? Oh the worry I have.
Rent is about 1500 a month. It's in the thick of things. I will definitely have foot traffic. I need to jump on this quickly if I want it. OH I am sick thinking about this.
Maybe this is a sign though that I should go through with it. I have after all been waiting for a store front downtown. Yes I know I am rambling. That is what happens when you have a mini melt down thinking about this.
Lord help me now.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Well we finally made the switch to glass bottles. I must say it was hard finding some here. I am worried about the chemicals that are leeched into the plastics bottles when heated. The plastic bottles run some risks so we make the switch to glass. It certainly is different having a glass bottle. They definitely heavier it takes some time getting use to.
So now we will be looking for plastics with either 1,2 or 5 on the bottoms. Thankfully Richie doesn't use sippy cups so we lucked out on that one.
Like I don't have enough on my plate. I got another job today doing IV infusions for a local Dr's office. I will be giving a new medication for osteoporosis. Called reclast. I am a dork and don't know how to put a link in here. But it sounds really good. Only given once per year and a really quick infusion. I say easy money for me a cake walk.
One time per month not too bad huh? Work was busy as usual. Today was a clinic day for me again.
I swear I have a love hate relationship with work.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I found this sign when I Google ER nursing. I thought it was funny. Some days I wish our ER had set hours. Of course it doesn't. I come from a rural hospital. I think I may have mentioned this before. We get our droves of patients though each day. Don't let the rural part fool you.
Although lately I feel like I am working in a clinic rather then a true ER. I see so many people come in for cough cold symptoms it's ridiculous. Not that I want to see bad things happen to people, but the occasional code or CPR in progress would be nice.
I am going to take a class soon. Called an MICN class. What it boils down to, is I can give the paramedics some orders when they call in for radio reports. I guess it's cool but with it comes more responsibility.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I thought I had a sitter lined up but nope. So here a pic to remember me all dressed up as I sit here on the computer. I have no where to go! We did have a dinner to go to. But with no sitter and I tried to take the kids. Richie threw a fit so we are at home now. ugh. I want a night with my husband someday. Is that too much to ask for?
We are going to Las Vegas in May. I can not find a deal for the life of me. I usually pride myself on finding a deal for hotel rooms. Nope not this time. I can't find one under 200. I mean a decent place, not some hole in the wall place. Where I need to worry about the kids finding stuff under the beds.
Anyone have any suggestions let me know. Thanks. Traveling the weekend 17th in May.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I think my hubby should have been born in the 60's. Lately he is on a tie dye bandwagon. He has a relay for life team the team colors are tie dyed shirts. His banner for the team is tie dyed. Should I be worried? LOL
I am super proud of him though. His team; he is team captain has raised over 2 thousand. For the cancer society. The relay for life will take place on April 4-6th. Gianna and Richie plan to camp out there since you need to have someone walk the track for 24 hours. He has many people on his team. Everyone has signed up for 1 hour increments to walk.
The theme this year is the "Boardwalk" so hubby went out and made a pier complete with a wood ferris wheel. A dunk tank, popcorn machine, sno cones. I think he might win for best camp site. He is such a nut.
I will post some pics when the whole thing is completed and set up.
Yes I have lots to be thankful for.
1. After my past post I was beside myself with worry. Well I was searching high and low for someone. I asked all my co-workers if they knew anyone. Well after much searching I find someone to watch Nicholas. I am so happy she seems like she is going to work out great. We begin in April.
2. Thankful that Richie is liking preschool. I left him there Monday. He cried for a minute wanted to go home with me. I had to be stoic and strong. I gave him a kiss and a hug . I left him there. I so wanted to cry but I didn't. He did well though per the teacher. So this is the start of him and school. I was so rushed though I did not have pictures. Maybe next week I will post some.
3. I am thankful today me, hubby and the boys went out to lunch. We went to the mall. While there I was able to meander through Sears, yes Sears. I found 2 cute dresses on clearance I couldn't pass them up. 8 and 11 dollars for dresses well over 50 bucks can;t beat that.
4. I am thankful that Spring is here. The weather has been so beautiful that we are wearing shorts most days.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I think I have mentioned how stressed out I am lately. Well it all snowballed today. I had to fire my aunt who happens to be my nanny. Yes call me ruthless, but she canceled on me again this week. It puts me in such a predicament.
I am sick to my stomach. My schedule came out for the next month. I have no one to watch the children. My mother had surgery not too long ago so she can't help either. I have some interviews lined up but ugh this is hard.
Luckily we have back up money thanks to Richie's new job. I just may have to take off the next month to sort things out.
Again where is the money tree so I can just stay home, or where is the winning lottery numbers?
Friday, March 14, 2008
Well it was inevitable. When I get stressed I carry it in my jaw. Yep I know weird but I do. I tend to clench my teeth at night. It's gotten so bad lately that my jaw keeps popping and clicking when I open and close. It hurts to eat, it hurts to talk even. I bet Richie is happy I am not able to jabber on like usual.
I need to see the Dr. asap. It hurts, whoa is me. Haha
I even bought a bite block , but I am such a nut the stupid thing kept making me gag so thats a no no. ugh I need some relief.
Posted by Ida at 9:11 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Yes Thankful Thursday sans the graffic. Logging in from Richie's computer.
Today, I am thankful for the beautiful weather we are having. It's been in the 80's here and sunny. I love living in southern CA.
I am also thankful for God watching out for us. We are not broke by any means but like most we have alittle in the savings, but still not having checks just sitting around uncashed. Well we were blessed to hear that Big Richie got another PT job with the nursing students again. I can not tell you how nice it is to have a little cushion. So yes he has 2 jobs, but it's not like you think. He will be working 5 days a week. A few hours on Thursday and Fridays. phew I am happy.
I am thankful for a job that sort of fell in my lap. Thanks DH. It's a couple hours per month giving IV infusions to patients at a DR's office. Can't beat that. Sounds simple enough, and brings in major cash for only a few hours work.
So thankful Thursday is work related oh well. But I am sure thankful though. :)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Courtesy of Tiburon,
Here is how you play:
1. Open your music library (iTunes, Media Player, iPod, Winamp etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question/subject, type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to the next question, press the next button.
6. Don’t lie and skip songs and pretend you’re cool. Use the first one that pops up.
1. Opening Credits
Keep Your Head Up- 2 Pac
A song I like yes I listen to rap
2. Waking Up
Get Down Tonight- KC & The Sunshine Band
Peppy song perfect for the morning time
3. 1st Day of school
Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
ahh reminds me of the first day of high school, and all the ball of nerves you are. Summer just ended and all the boys. whew
4. Falling In Love
Crystal Blue Persuasion- Tommy James & The Shondells
An oldie but goodie , talks about people changing and how it's beautiful. Talks about getting ready, and love is the answer.
5. First Kiss Song
I'm So into You- SWV
Enough Said. Aww reminds me of junior high.
6. Breaking Up
Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake
hmmm Must be Richie's pick for my ipod.
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Now who doesn't love this song. And how fitting a song?
Boot Scootin Boogie- Brooks & Dunn
Out in the country past the city limit signs, they got whisky woman and smokes
where all the cowboys go.
I got a good job in the city, flying down that highway.
Yep that's about it.
9. Mental Breakdown
Cowboy Take Me Away- Dixie Chicks
I think a really pretty song about love, and what in a magical world love would be like.
No Limit- 2 Unlimited
think basketball techno song & Night at the Roxbury The SNL Skit
Hotel California- The Eagles
On that dark desert highway cool wind in my hair .....
If my life were a movie I definitely would want a Eagles song in there. Who wouldn't?
12. Getting Back Together
Cocaine- Eric Clapton
Isn't love like a drug anyways? It gets you hooked. No I am not propagating the use of cocaine.
Killing Me Softly- The Fugees
Well marriage isn't killing me, so well it doesn't really apply. But the words are pretty.
14. Birth of a Child
This is how we do it- Montell Jordan
Maybe doing it is how I got myself in this predicament. LOL
15. Final Battle
Spiderwebs- No Doubt
Love No Doubt
Stuck in the web your spinning. Sorry I'm not home right now leave a message and I'll call you back
3 A.M. Eternal - KSF
Theres something that sounds like gunfire at the beginning of the song. Not a great choice for a death song but hey Ipod shuffle picked it.
Only words that apply Time is eternal
17. Funeral Song
How do you want it- 2Pac & K-Ci & JoJo
Well unless my funeral is a party. I don;t think song is gonna fly as a song at my funeral. LOL
18. End Of Credits
Disco Inferno- The Tramps
A good beat, but it starts off with
burn baby burn - it that a sign of what's to come? LOL
That was fun now lets see your Ipod shuffle list.
Oh My poor Nicholas yes I know you have new teeth pooping through. But please please please stop being so fussy. Yes I know that's like asking for a money tree in my back yard. But this lil guy is my most fussy when it comes to teeth. I have tried ambesol sp?, tylenol, a wet rag, teething rings. Please if anyone else have a suggestion, bring it on. Thanks in advance. :)
I do not have words about how it is to wake up with Nicholas. Yes he drives me batty at night we co-sleep. He wakes up almost 3-4 times per night to nurse. But in the morning he is so lovable. I have make out sessions with him. He coos ,blows raspberries talks to me laughs when I tickle him. I think this age is the best so fun.
So yesterday he turned 7 months old. My baby is growing up fast. Very bitter sweet.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Yes please ruin my day thanks I really needed that. How is it that I let people piss me off to no end. Yes I am talking about work again. ER is stressful enough but now you have to add to it as well. Thanks alot lady.
I am very stressed at work lately. My sitter has cancelled on me for the last 2 weeks. I am in a pinch trying to find sitters every week. I need a break. I may lose my mind this week. I think it really may take a hiatus. I need a vacation.
Did you ever watch the movie overboard? You know when she has that baa baa baa moment. When the kids have taken her over the edge? That is my life lately. OHHHH BAAA BAAA BAAA BA!
Posted by Ida at 9:43 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Today is pay day which for us is grocery shopping day. I am a list maker. Makes shopping easier and I tend to not buy what ever is in sight. I like using www.kraftfoods.com website for ideas, and shopping lists.
Costco is also another shopping mecca for us. Where else can you get eggs to last for weeks, as well as tires while you wait. You can't beat their snack bar either. The kids love costco to try out the furniture, and looking at all the books.
Where else can you get giant size TP and paper towels. Oh how I love costco!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Today was a good day.
I am thankful for knowing the firefighters. Today we saw them in town. We said Hi and asked if they mind us letting Richie see the truck. They said of course we opened the door and he sat in the truck. Boy I wish I had my camera he was so happy and excited. He yelled out look at all the stuff mom! Boy that was a sight to see.
For Gianna be as spoiled as she is. Yes I said it. I am thankful we can afford things my parents never could have. Today Gianna got a new beach cruiser. A Hawaiian print one complete with a basket.
For my DH having a day off. He has been working the last 2 months straight. Today he was off, and we got to run errands together. Yes I am happy for that.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Yes call me nutty buddy. But I think I want to try a triathlon someday. Just to say I did it. I am one of those people I think we all have a life list. Well one of those things on my list is to complete a triathlon. When I mentioned this to hubby he thought I meant the Iron Man. Huh yeah right I just want to do a little one like a sprint one. One that I can handle. I am in no way ever going to complete an Iron man no way in h#ll.
The one I am planning for is in Hawaii. I figure I can make a vacation out of it as well. Now I just need to scrape together my pennies and buy a decent bike to start training with. Wish me luck or a larger does of my crazy med's.
60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me
(But really it is more like 50 - whoever numbered this thing was on something!)
Courtesy of Sarah and Rachel
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
3 car seats a double stroller probably some crackers and a frog backpack
2. When was the last time you threw up?
6 months ago I had a bad headache
3. What's your favorite curse word?
4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Nicholas, Gianna and Richie
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Taking Gianna to school
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
7.What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Richie go lay down and leave your sister alone.
10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
vanilla I am plain huh?
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Pina flavored drink.
12. What are you wearing right now?
13. What was the last thing you ate?
chicken and a biscuit.
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No. Last week I did buy 2 tops but I need to take one back. Not very BFing friendly
15. When was the last time you ran?
Hmmm a few weeks ago.
16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
A documentary about Joe Lewis Does that count?
17. I feel like something is missing here...
18. Who is the last person you emailed?
19. Ever go camping?
Yes years ago when Richie and I were still dating.It rained snowed and was freezing.
20. Do you have a tan?
HAHA no I am naturally brown. :)
21. Did someone think I wouldn't notice that 21, 22, and 23 are missing from this quiz?
24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
25. What did your last IM say?
happy Valentines day from angie
26. Are you someones best friend?
yep see above
27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Wash clothes, and taking Gianna to pick out a bike
28. Where is your mom right now?
29. Look to your left, what do you see?
The wall and my bedroom window.
30. What color is your watch?
Silver Swiss Army watch.
31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
ah mate and the crocodile hunter
32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
But if course.
Boobies and tummy tuck bring it on!
33. What is your birthstone?
34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Drive Thru too lazy to get the boys out.
35.How many kids do you want?
I have 3 that is enough.
36. Do you have a dog?
Yes we did but she is with a new owner now. She needed more attention than we had for her.
37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
38. Have you met anyone famous?
39. Any plans today?
No going to sleep eventually.
40. How many states have you lived in?
41. Ever go to college?
Yes Community College.
42. Where are you right now?
43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
44. Last song listened to?
Fields of Gold Sting
45. Seriously? Who wrote this quiz?! No 45 either?
46. Are you allergic to anything?
Sulfa and strawberries
47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Cobian flip flops
48. Are you jealous of anyone?
One person at times. But I am learning to be more comfortable with myself.
49. Does not exist. Nothing to see here.
50. Is anyone jealous of you?
Someone on a board I frequent
51. What time is it?
52. Do any of your friends have children?
All of them.
53. Do you eat healthy?
But not always
54. What do you usually do during the day?
Veg out on Thursday since I work M-T-W in the ER than whatever. Shop cook rest clean house
55. Do you hate anyone right now?
56 Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
57. 57 Is curiously lacking from this quiz...
58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
The last time I tried to go it was closed though haha. It was like the Wally World Movie.
60. How did you get one of your scars?
Scrapped my hand on the garage door.
7 Random Things:
courtesy of Jess
1. I never get manicures.
2. I want to lose 14 more lbs.
3. I hate pancakes, waffles but love french toast.
4. I am very competitive at times
5. I could eat a whole plate of brownies by myself.
6. I once was kidnapped by my friends mom.
7. I surf the web way too much.
Give Me 5 Tag
courtesy of Natalie
Five Things on My To Do List:
1. Buy a bike
2. Send bills off.
3. Order birthday invites
4. make appt for taxes
5. Clean out medicine cabinet
Five Places I have lived:
1. El Centro,CA
3. Costa Mesa, CA
4. Imperial, CA
5. Imperial, CA
Five Jobs I Have Had:
1. Rite Aid
2. Hamburger Stand
3. Pedi's Office
4. Tele Tech
5. office Temp
Five favorite snacks:
2. cheese and bread
Five Things I Would Do if I Were a Millionaire:
2. pay debts
3. buy DH his dream car the camaro from transformers.
4. Make trusts for the kids
5.Build our dream home
Five Things I Miss:
1. My 19 year old body I had a great tummy.
2. My dog
3. My Uncle Steve
4. Being to leave on a whim
Hope you enjoyed thanks!
Posted by Ida at 9:08 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Yes I know it's only Tuesday but I am super tired already. This has been a busy week. I had to scramble and switch schedules with the hubby. Our sitter cancelled this week, which caused havoc in the household. I hate that. I like knowing where my children will be and who will be watching them.
I work tomorrow as well. But luckily my nana/ grandpa for you folks who don't know Nana has agreed to watch Nicholas. Phew. Just need to make it through Wednesday, and then I am home free.
The rest of the week is easy. I will be taking Gianna to the bike shop to pick out a new bike courtesy of my mother in law. I placed an order for high school musical goodies for her birthday. They should be arriving shortly. I also need to start planning for which day I will have her party on.
Other than that I can't wait till my day off. :)
Posted by Ida at 9:18 PM
This is the table I wish I could have for my kitchen. It's from here so you know it's expensive . I wish I could afford it. So instead of the 4 thousand dollar price tag. I think I will search in San Diego for it's equivalent. And hope I find one similar for less money.
I am stuck. Yes I cheat so I shouldknow better. But still even when I am good I have been stuck at 134 for 10 days now. I so want to get to 125 at least but no, it's stuck. So here I wait till the magic of the scale wants to go down at least another pound. Off to count more points and hopefully be able to run again someday.
Yesterday I worked, most days I have chair patients. The easy get them out quickly cough cold type patients. Well a nurse was sick so I had regular beds to take care of no biggie. Until I got patient X. This person took my very last nerve all the good I had in me not to want to kill them. Why do you come to the ER get hooked up to IV's two for that matter, and think I am going to let you go out and smoke? I don't think so.
All day long can I go smoke? NO! Can I go smoke 2 hrs later NO!!!!!
I finally was able to get patient X a room upstairs. Boy I was happy when I did because I had no nerve or patience left in me. X should be glad I didn't throw the cigarettes in the trash.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Today was the local fair. It started out really hot like 80 degrees. Than the wind picked up and ruined it. It was short and sweet and of course over priced.
I was really looking forward to all the bad foods. The corn dogs spiral fries, the cotton candy. Well i got my corn dog my I guess my hope were up to high. It just wasn't good sadly. The cotton candy was yummy of course. But as I get older all those goodies are just not as good anymore.
Gianna won a gold fish in the ping pong toss. Richie was just happy to be able to throw things, and not get into trouble. Gianna named the fish Wally. So of course we had to buy fish food and all that good stuff.
Richie did play some games also he won a monkey. Nicholas was happy to be carried around and look at all the people.