I did my part I went shopping I made a list I conquered most of it.
I have so wanted a Willow Tree Nativity set for years now. But me in my cheapness refuse to pay full price. So I was one lucky girl when I got it for half off. woot woot!
I also visited Macy's where I found lot's of goodies.
I also got a fake tree. I know I know it's not the same as a real one. But the real ones are 80 and up. So I figured why not go a "little green" not cut down a poor tree and got a huge fake one for cheap. A huge 9 foot tree.
I am a happy shopper saved some cash and got some stuff. So did you do your part too?
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I was so happy to have most of my family down for thanksgiving. The kids ran around outside with their cousins. They rode the quads, motorcycles, and golf carts. They love being outside. Thanks Tia Sheesh aka Tricia for having us over.
Here are some pics from the weekend.
The whole family
My lovely sister in law Priscilla brother Jaime and baby Jaime
The 2 Jaime's
What Nicholas thinks of my brother. LOL
My little family pic.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I did I saw I ate I didn't gain wooohooo.
Posted by Ida at 7:43 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thankful Thursday Turkey addition.
I have a tradition at our house when we have thanksgiving meal. Before the meal we mostly all say what we are thankful for and then we all pray together. It's a really nice way to remember how much we truly have and how blessed we are.
This year I am thankful for my life. Like I have said before I have a pretty good life. I have a great husband a beautiful family. A steady job, a roof over our heads, food on our table, and a an income coming in.
In today's economy most don't have the same luxurious as us, not saying we are living big here. But we have a very comfortable life. I thank God every day for my life. For that I am very thankful.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here is a list of things highlight what you have done from the list.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
8. Climbed a mountain (ok, we aren't talking about a huge mountain)
9. Held a praying man6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneylandtis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon - a half marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business and it died
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (two actually)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own
Posted by Ida at 10:51 PM
So it was that time of year again. In my head I have imagined these perfect pictures where my kids are smiling facing the camera. Clothes neatly pressed not a hair out of place.
Nope not our pictures. I say our pictures are like pulling teeth. My kids won't smile. Won't sit still don't face the camera. You know like regular kids. There was crying there was squirming but we got some pictures done.
Behold the motherload of pictures.
ok ok my hair was out of place oh well our family portraits are done for the year. Phew!
So I am basically a bad mom and took Gianna out of school on Friday. We had a lazy day took our time getting up and headed for Sea World yet again. Gotta love season passes and free parking.
We literally had the whole park to ourselves. It was dead. I mean no wait in any lines dead. The kids rode the rides. Saw some shows it was great.
We then went to our hotel where I proceeded to get deathly ill. An illness where the hubby was like do I need to take you to the ER. I vomited to many times to count. It was horrible. What was worse was I had pictures scheduled to be taken the next day early.
I was a skinny mess. Skinny because I lost about 3 lbs in one night for being sick.
Saturday woke up with an upset stomach but made my call time at 9 am. Didn't eat a thing though to scared. I had my pin up pictures done. It was so girly and so much fun. I highly suggest doing it. I had my hair and make up done. They had an entire wardrobe to choose from it was great. They took about 50 shots. I had them done by Mitzi and Co.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I miss old cartoons. The cartoons these days scare me a bit. Some cuss or say bad words. Others dress to sexy for the 6 year old set. I was a kid of the 80 and 90's. I was born in 1979 so I was a bit young for the whole brat pack era.
I watched things like Rainbow Brite. I loved her she was great. I use to have a little doll of her.
I remember Fraggle Rock. I use to watch it on Saturday mornings. If I remember correctly it was on HBO.
The smurfs love the smurfs. Papa Smurf was my favorite. Who the heck thought up the smurfs I don't know but I loved them.
But my most favorite was PeeWee's playhouse. I absolutely loved the playhouse. I loved every part of it. I think I may buy them on DVD for my own kids. I hope they can appreciate the quirky humor of PeeWee.
Posted by Ida at 6:09 PM
Today I registered for school. I am so happy and nervous.
This old mama is going back to school. With teeny boppers who have no worries.
I registered for an online english reading class for winter semester. I also registered for a math class algebra II where I have to sit in a real classroom. arrghhhhhhhhhhh!
I am excited I can't wait. I need a total of 5 classes to get in to the bachelor's program. So if I finish those only a few more to go. wooohoooo.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I am determined to do a family portrait this year. The kind where hubby wears a suit. I a pretty dress. Gianna dressed to the nine's as well as the boys. I wonder if we can pull it off. I wonder where to go. Everyone knows pictures can be expensive. Heck even going to Kiddie's is an arm and a leg.
Plus I don't think hubby can handle the kneeling and bending involved at kiddie's when he's wearing a suit. So this year I may book with a professional photographer. I have been searching for some here where we live. I could try to do the picture myself. But I doubt I am quick enough with the timer on the camera.
So hopefully I can find a photographer who won't break the bank and who we all can like and say CHEESE to.
Posted by Ida at 8:09 PM
This has been a hard week for me. I am a talker. Not being able to talk has spared the kids my yelling. The hubby was spared my ranting and the honey do list. I did sleep a lot due to medication. I became good friends with the pharmacist at Target. I got that look like it's you again with my visits every 2 days.
My dentist is now richer thanks to me. And I will be sporting a nifty mouth guard that comes in Monday.
Today I do feel better so much so I agreed to go to work tomorrow. Although I did ask not to be triage. That involves too much talking.
With my new found health and feeling normal again I did venture out to shop. My favorite retail therapy.
I scored as usual, at Gap and Old Navy gotta love coupons. So I am well on my way to scratching people off my Christmas List. phew!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I am thankful for...
This took a lot for me to think about since I have been in pain since Sunday so here ya go.
I am thankful for pain med's. I am currently taking percocet and tylenol 3 for which I am thankful for taking the pain away.
I am thankful for knowing what I have it's called TMJ. It sort of feels like a charlie horse on the left side of my jaw that isn't going away.
I am thankful for a hubby that stays up with me when I am crying in pain.
I am thankful for 2 days off from work so I don't have to talk or eat or do much of anything.
I am sure my kids are thankful that mommy can't yell at them. It hurts to much. LOL
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This post from Mindi at Word to Your Mother had me cracking me up. I just thought of all the jobs I had while trying to make a buck in this world.
1. I was a candy striper at a local hospital. I know I didn't get pain but it was my first job that I acutally had set hours and wore a nifty smock. Red and pink was all the rage.
2. I worked at a hamburger stand. Yeah not my finest job but a job that bought me whatever cute outfit I wanted while in high school. I worked as a cashier and the drive thru lane. All this while making my own change. We didn't have a fancy cash register.
3. I worked at a Thrifty's store. I use to be the ice cream girl. OH don't you love Thrifty's ice cream it was so yummy. Then I was promoted to cashier. Which one day I gave a man way too much change and almost lost my job.
4. I did a temp job worked at 4 different offices. All of them sucked.
5.I worked as a medical assistant for a Dr's office. He was a farmer more than a Dr. I use to say that we sent patients through there like a cattle line. Sometimes seeing more than 100 a day.
6. When I moved to the big city I worked as a detested telemarketer for 1 day. That job was horrible. I did go to an interview that ened up being a pyramid scheme.
7. In the city I worked for a Hair Cut Store. That was fun.
8. In the city I worked in a bank I was a teller.
9. I came home from the big city and I worked at the hospital.
I still work for that same hospital. Can you believe I did all these jobs by the age of 19. Yeah I was busy.
Posted by Ida at 10:52 AM
I have been debating for going on 2 years about going back to school. My hubby finished up his bachelor's. Now it's suppose to be my turn. But we as mothers and fathers know how it goes. Family, work and every day life can get in the way.
I need 5 classes to transfer to SDSU's nursing program. It doesn't seem like much but of those 5 I need to take some in order. Like 2 math classes, an inorganic chemistry class, a humanties, and a english class. yipee.
So we will see maybe this year I will start my path again. But boy oh boy I do feel old going back to school. I will be in school with some little 18 year old who worries about her pt job and what she will wear this weekend. While I will be worrying about what to make for dinner, who will watch my kids, and when will I be able to finish my homework.
Yeah school is cool.
Posted by Ida at 10:38 AM
Monday, November 10, 2008
I woke up Sunday and felt a little off. Well a lot off. I felt like I had been punched in the jaw and ear on my left side. So of course I tell Richie umm did you punch me in the middle of the night. He says no of course. But through out the day my jaw and ear hurt. So I took Motrin, tylenol more motrin more tylenol. I swear I was keeping the pharmacies in business.
Nothing worked! By 8 p.m. I am freaking out in pain. I take half a vicodin nothing. Half hour later take another half. All that get's me is a visit to the porcelin king. I guess me and Vicodin equal vomiting. Despite taking it on a full tummy. I was literally crying in pain.I tried oragel I tried sudafed nothing.....
I gaged it up there with labor pain for which they invented epidurals, and kidney stone pain. Nothing was working. I finally took a hot steamy shower, and then proceeded to stick my face in the sink for more hot steam.
I was a mess, but oh yes my pores do look wonderful today.. LOL
Wake up today after a lovely 4 hours of sleep only to find out that nope my ear is still there and the sucker still hurts.
Called my in laws who came to the rescue. Hubby took me to the ER. I walk in looking like the walking dead. They gave me a room. I get an IV some fluids some toradol. Which did nothing at all. oh and Zofran since I had puked 4 times this morning.
Toradol sucks. They whip out with dilaudid. WTH? I don't take any med's usually and they whip out the big stuff. I think I managed to get .5 cc before I get all woozy and feel like the room is spinning. Horrible horrible feeling. oh and the nausea started again.
One 1500.00 CT later, nope nothing is wrong. Not even my sinuses like I was thinking. So I told them to discharge me. In my rushness I throw up. yuck. Than one of the Dr's who usually isn't there said you look like shit. Yeah that's how we talk to each other. Nice huh?
He tells me let me try accupuncture on you. I say sure why not. He then starts poking about 10 needles in to me. My face, wrist, on the bridge of my nose, on my jaw. Whoa it was weird. But believe it or not. It worked.
The moral of the story I guess all I needed is some tiny needles instead of a 4 grand work up.
I feel a little better. Although my finances are crying now. :(
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Posted by Ida at 7:22 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
So Christmas will be here before you know it. I am very blessed to day that our children have everything they could ever need or want. They are not super spoiled but they definetly have more than I did as a child.
I just cleaned out the toy boxes of 7 bags of toys to give to charity. Little Richie come out with why you giving my toys away? I tell him he has too many and other kids need toys too. Gianna thinks every time I clean them out they get new ones. I don't think so little lady.
So since Christmas is coming instead of many toys. I told them they could have one each. Well of course Richie points to everything and I mean everything he sees on television. Gianna too points to way too many. Thankfully Nicholas can't speak yet or else I am sure he would be pointing too.
So how do you do it at your house. I wish Christmas was not so materialistic. I do teach them it's about God we attend church. But of course they are little still, and expect or want gifts.
So do you buy lot's of little stuff or just one good gift?
ok not really! But I did have a few drinks and danced the night away with my good buddies. For me to manage to get a sitter for the night for my 3 children was a miracle in it's self.
So me and the mister got dressed up, all matchy matchy, he wore a suit and looked so handsome. I actually wore some nylons. Oh we were styling. LOL
So here is some of the pics.
I really had a fun time. Hubby and I were not in a hurry, didn't have to worry about our curfew. We drank a bit. I danced with my girlfriends, since the hubby doesn't it was fun. :)
Posted by Ida at 11:07 AM
Friday, November 7, 2008
I am so excited that I got a sitter tomorrow and a date with my hubby.
Yes we are going to a wedding but I am excited still. I bought a dress awhile back, the hubby gets to wear a nice suit. I am an excited girl. So today I got a manicure my nails did, my toes did, and a hair cut.
woohooo. I will be sure to post some pics.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
ok I may or may not have said this. Names or sex have been changed to protect the crazies.
I think she may ask for it's number soon. - My observation as a woman did a freak dance to the blood pressure monitor. Then proceeded to wash her shoes in the toilet.
114, 200, 300 all the guesses that were shout out during the game "Guess the blood alcohol level" brought to you by your local drunk. Sponsored by Bud Light.
Blood sugar of 40 please someone get that person a sandwich. oh and dextrose on the side.
Does anyone own a thermometer any more. Or it that not popular anymore?
Don't complain to me about your diabetic neuropathy when I just saw you eat that piece of chocolate cake. I may have to come stomp on your toe. Spoken to a co-worker not a patient.
I am glad you all can sit around while the rest of us are working. again directed to my co-workers.
My connection to the Mormon mafia has left the building.
-Directed at my boss. I love her and she left for greener pastures and the bright lights of Vegas to be a director there. I will miss her. :(
PLEASE note I do love being a nurse, although I question the sanity of the public at times. Sarcasm runs through me like blood. Sometimes words fall out before I can stop myself. There is no malice intended. But ER nursing is hard at times, and yes we all have a sick twisted humor. If we didn't we would go crazy too.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Yes I have a confession to make. I have no and I mean no furniture in my formal living room. I know you are suppose to have a nice couch love seat some pretty chairs. Maybe even dining room table. Nope not me! Guess what I have???????
A treadmill. It's been there since summer time. When the weather was killing me 100+ degrees outside.
oh and I have no intentions of buying any furniture any time soon. First I have no moola for the couch I really want. Then the dining room table haven't found one I like yet.
So that leaves me with no furniture. So if ever a day someone comes to visit. Don't be surprised to see no furniture. Just a kick ass piece of running equipment.
ok I feel better now. LOL
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Gotta love makeup from ragamuffin to ready to go out!
It was a dress up party but me being the party pooper I am we came dressed in regular clothes so we could duck out and see a movie.
Did I ever tell you that when I smile real big my eyes seems to disappear? Yeah kind of like Connie Chung.
Me and the hubby.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Some days I feel like a ninja or predator at Target. Everyone who knows me IRL. Knows I love a good deal. I hardly buy anything for full price. Well I had been stalking some lamps at Target for about a month. They finally went on clearance, but not enough clearance for the cheap skate that I am. So I stalked some more. FINALLY from 59.00 to 14.00 wooohoooooo!
and another thing I couldn't resist on ebay was this.
I bought these huge stickers on ebay. I got them in white. So now I need to buy a new comforter for my bedroom. I also need some help on picking a wall color.
For a decorating challenged gal?