Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's been a while.

I haven't blogged in a while (about my personal life). Eek.

Right now I'm finishing some awful Geology Lab. I honestly hope it's my last last last labs. I hate it. I'm making a B in the class and I can do nothing to change it and it makes me so incredibly angry. Who knew that my 4.0 GPA would be botched by a damn 1 CREDIT class? Grr.

Let me figure out what I can blog about because nothing has really been going on necessarily.

My body is falling apart. AF decided to be a bitch to me for her first visit after I stopped taking birth control. I had to run out for more supplies during the crappy weather last Thursday when the roads were black. As in, very dangerous to drive on. I've never driven on roads that were black. Not black ice but the color given to the road conditions when you are NOT supposed to drive on them. Everything on post closed at 4pm that day. I thought I had an ear infection...and while I was partially right...I was partially wrong. It wasn't an actual ear infection. It's a staph infection. Right on the inside of my ear. I accidentally popped it and discovered it was actually a small abcess. I kind of freaked about it because it's close to my brain. But the pain has gone down substantially and I don't really have any symptoms other than slight pain when I touch it. My whole back hurts from shoveling...oh man, I just need a GOOD massage and I'll be good.

Hmm. Bella is getting fixed on Monday!!! Of course, the day after I scheduled it, she had to go into ONE last heat...and this is the worst one yet. She has been peeing on EVERYTHING!

Matthew's new dr is a moron. She wanted to know why I needed a bigger bottle of Atarax (his anti-itch medication that he's been on since he was 8 months old). I was given a 60mL...he takes 3.5 to 5mL three times a day, every day. That means that measly little bottle will last us 4 or 5 days. Great. So the new dr was only giving us a 120mL bottle instead of the 400mL we used to get because she wants to know why he is taking this medicine and why he is taking so much. WTF. LOOK AT HIS FREAKING CHART YOU MORON. So we have to make an appt after Christmas to see her and discuss our "options" - which pisses me off. So I did an experiment at home...I stopped giving his medicine for 2 days...he tore himself up...I gave him his medicine at 12am last night after he had woken up 3x scratching his body up. Stupid doctor. Read up on your patients before you assume I'm "self-medicating" my son useless medication :/ GRR.

And that's about it. LOL.
Oh no! Wait...I GOT A KITCHENAID ARTISAN STAND MIXER!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited. I used it last night - it was epicly awesome! OMFG. I nearly died of utter amazement. It's so awesome!

Okay...that's it. haha.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a day to give thanks for everything we have in our lives.

I am thankful to have a wonderful husband who has provided me and our children a roof over our head, food in our tummies and many many other things. I'm thankful for his unconditional love for me and the kiddos too. It makes me so happy to see the kids' faces light up when they get to talk to him on the phone. :) I am thankful that he has sacrificed so much to make sure we have everything we need and a bunch of stuff we don't need :P

I am thankful for those two little monsters. Even though they can put me at wit's ends with their tantrums and fighting, they are smart, funny, adorable little children and I could not ever imagine my life without them.

I am thankful for my other family too, especially my in-laws. I could not have married into a better bunch of people! I miss everyone soooo much! Only 2 weeks 6 days until I get the heck out of NY to come visit!

I am thankful for my friends - another especially, ESPECIALLY my lovely Clammies. I've known some of you for 3 years now and some of you just a few short months. Your personalities are all so great - and you make my day a lot easier to be able to have a safe place to laugh, vent, goof off, debate, etc. You all are amazing women and I couldn't imagine not having you all in my life either. <3

I am so very thankful for my life. Period. Sometimes I may vent and whine and complain, but all-in-all, I am surrounded by amazing, supportive AWESOME people. Love you all!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Before I make dinner.

Ohhh. I feel a little better rested today, even though I didn't go to bed until 2 am, working on homework.

I finally caught back up on my recipe blogs. Now I just need to clean my messy house.

Let me just say...I'm pretty stoked right now. I'm going to make Turkey cookies with the kids tomorrow and possibly some type of pumpkin food. Not sure if I'm doing it with the fresh pumpkin or in a can. I'm making fried pickles and Texas Baked Jalapenos peppers this week. In fact, I'm considering doing one of those two tonight.

I'm "caught up" on homework and I'm hoping to watch the rest of what's on my dvr or watch a movie tonight. Things got a little hectic when my mom and grandma were here and I got out of my normal routine, so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Kind of unsuccessfully.

I'm revisiting my goals for the deployment since I'm 1/12th or so of the way through.
  1. Find stuff to do in the surrounding area that we haven't done before. EXPLORE. I haven't done this.
  2. Get through the 30-Day Shred..if I don't like it...P90X...or both. So...get my azz in shape for when Nick gets home. I had worked out for 2 weeks then stopped for a week. I hope I can get my butt in gear tomorrow and start again.
  3. Drink more water. No soda. I had root beer for 4 days last week while my mom was here.
  4. KEEP my cleaning schedule. Didn't do that last week either and I'm behind now.
  5. Organize all of the basement and get rid of anything that is get-riddable. Haven't started this.
  6. Find a place to get rid of the junk in the garage [the broken appliances]. Next bulk pickup is January.
  7. Read as many books as possible and watch all the movies Nick doesn't want to watch. Not very far in this.
  8. Try and get my natural hair color back...so no dying my hair crazy colors.I tried to dye it bright red (crazy) so I could get it to fade but that turned out badly and I've been trying to let it set after trying to fix it didn't work.

Monday, November 15, 2010

In heat.

So...Bella is in heat again. I'm about to go insane. This makes three times in the last month and a half. I have a sneaking suspicion that when I call the vet on the 29th...the next schedule will be full :/ I HAVE to get her fixed and I'm about to take her off post to get it done. I cannot deal with it anymore. She doesn't meow until I get in bed and I already have enough trouble sleeping as is. She'll sit in the hallway and meow where it all echoes. UGHHHH.

The kids are driving me nuts too. They've gotten so rambunctious lately. They just run and yell, no matter how much I tell them to settle down and use their inside voices. Matthew has a bad case of the mines. It doesn't matter what he is playing with, the second Cami grabs a toy that is his, he freaks out and starts throwing a fit when she doesn't give him the toy. Cami hits Matthew for everything. No matter how many times I tell them to share and not hit, it doesn't happen. My throat has been scratchy and dry and I think it's from yelling.

Today will be Day #13 of the 30 day shred (almost halfway there). I'm moving up to Level 3 today and hoping I won't die. I saw Jillian on the Talk last week and have to admit, I think I like the heman. She's not so bad after all. And she has a new Wii game that comes out tomorrow that I'm eyeing.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

3rd Grade War Tactics

So I'm about to blog early early in the morning - eek! With no coffee, so excuse any spelling and grammar errors. My brain is not all here. And I'm im-ing with the hubby who is telling me that ALL his personal stuff was stolen. Someone has been fucking stealing everything. Well, maybe false reports. But the two things that were of importance were his blanket I crocheted him and his external harddrive. Pakinstanis are Al-Kaeda loving asshats. Seriously what is this, 3rd grade war tactics?? STUPID. So let's just hope that his stuff didn't get stolen.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Please Admit Me to Recipes Anonymous

:D

Nick told me this morning that I had a problem when I told him my 4th batch of recipes to print out was 186 pages long - lol. I hopefully will take a break from hunting recipes to actually MAKE some of these suckers. I actually ran out of printer ink - whoopsies! :)

So the last week has been incredibly hectic. There was a lot of frustrating errands to run. I had almost gotten hit TWICE within a minute of each other by two idiots who weren't watching where they were going at all, trying to swerve in and out of lanes (I HATE driving up here). Cami has begun to act out in public.

I have made it through 7 days of the 30 day shred. I'm actually taking a break on Sundays to take a nap. So today was day #7. I moved up to Level 2 today. I like it better than #1 but definitely a bit different and more difficult. I'm seeing a little bit of results. I can see that my middle has slimmed a little bit and my arms actually have MUSCLE MUSCLE...actual LEGIT muscle! My legs are enduring more and getting less tired with each workout.

I just really need a nap once a week at least. It'd also be nice if I knew what type of schedule Nick is on. He used to get on at 12:30-1am to talk, now it's 11pm, 11am, 9am, 1pm...just crazy times. I have no clue when he'll call or message me.  I need to start going to bed earlier, but I am still getting 6 to 7 hours of sleep (of course, usually interrupted 1 or 2 times with Matthew scratching).

I'm starting to fall into a routine a bit, which is definitely helping me to cope. I think I am keeping busy enough to pass the time. I have my schoolwork, my workout, cleaning around the house, the kids, and blogging to keep me busy.

I'm EXCITED because my mom and grandma are coming up NEXT WEEK!!! YAY!

And CAMI POOPED in the potty last night. I was so excited. She did it on her own :) But no peeing or pooping today. I'm actually pretty sure she'll be poop trained before pee trained which is GOOD. Because most kids have a problem with pooping. She got a surprise for using the potty as well as a cookie and a sticker for her sticker chart :)

And now the kids are demanding I dye my hair red. LOL.
That is all for now, I suppose :)

Random Fact About Me #14 - I love taking road trips. I love mapping it out and being on the road.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Might I Mention

I literally have the best hubby in the whole universe.
It's nice to know that he can make me feel better no matter what.
So for that <3

Jillian Michaels is a crazy bitch. But she sure as hell can put out a good workout. I did Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Holy crapola. It's on a 3-2-1 system...3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs. 3 circuits for a 20 minute workout. I was/am DYING!! It's been 2 hours and I can hardly use my legs. And I'm going to do this all over again tomorrow. WHY??? LOL. I just hope it doesn't make me lose weight. I'm just trying to get toned. I only feel uncomfortable about a few spots on my body: my thighs, butt and waistish area. Plus, I don't think it could hurt to be better in shape, possibly exercise with the hubby.

The cat is in heat. And is really really really annoying. I just want her fixed so I don't have to see her in that weird crouch ass twitching position ever again. It's so disgusting. And the meowing is annoying. Oh and every time she is in heat she freaking jumps up in my blinds in my room at 3 in the morning. :/

Random Fact about Me #13: I love science - especially chemistry and social sciences! :D

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fat. I. Gue.

Yeah...I'm exhausted. I feel like everything decided to hit me at once and it's very overwhelming.

I haven't talked to Nick since Sunday, it's now Wednesday. This is not what I've ever been used to and it's taking a toll on me. Matthew is still having meltdowns daily - mostly at bedtime, middle of the night wakings. :( Our garbage disposal crapped out on us AGAIN...so now my sink is full of putrid smelling dirty water. Maintenance will be here within the next 2 hours to fix it. My classes are AWESOME. I've been able to span out my homework over the weekdays and so far, I'm right on schedule. I've been thinking of getting ahead while I can because I really like Psychology and Geology. I feel like I'm retaining information - for once. I had some trouble on Monday when I went to start the classes...it was on my enrolled classes list but when I went to the portal to get to my class, it said I wasn't enrolled. I had to call the school and a lady was able to drop me from my classes and reenroll me and fix it. *phew* But college is really a soft spot for me right now. I get more and more frustrated and confused and scared and everything in between when I see what nursing programs expect for you to get admitted to them. I pretty much have to get the ball rolling right now and get vaccinated - NOT EXCITED. I hate shots and I absolutely am a big baby about them. And I DON'T want the flu shot (especially since it's a combo this year) - because every year I begged my mom to let it slide and she ALWAYS made us get the stupid things and every year I got sick. I don't WANT to be sick. The kids and I are HARDLY EVER SICK. Last time I was sick was December 2008. The kids have had a couple runny nose/cough common colds, but not the FLU. GAWDDDDDD. I'm just angry that I've been busting my ass on this associate's and it won't even count for much :( I'm going to have to get an ADN. I might have to settle for LPN rather than RN depending on time/money, etc. Just absolutely freaking frustrating!!! Oh and CPR certified. Have to do that too. I know I will at LEAST need both of those before I can get into a nursing program :/

Idk. I'm just so frustrated right now and I really would love to talk to Nick...actually talk to him...most of our talking that we've been able to get in is...I'm here...I'm busy...dry air...chapped lips. Kids, refrigerator, finances. It sucks.

:(

I do not like deployments.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Huh. Crazy.

The kids are actually behaving pretty well today.

I've cleaned a lot of stuff up in the last 2 days as well :] I've been awesome at cleaning now that I have some free time.

I think I've finally figured out how we can go about getting Christmas presents. I'm going to need to make a trip out to Target and the mall.  I definitely need some wrapping paper..ugh!

I got my final essay grade - 160/200 - I attacked the opposition. Whoops. Now I'm just waiting to see if it's an A in the class. I know I have one in Mass Comm because the teacher is nice enough to tell us what makes what grade.

And Matthew went drawing up a STORM this morning. **pic heavy**
This is me. I'm crying because I have a boo boo and apparently that boo boo is staph.

Then Matthew drew feathers on my head...??

Now I'm happy!

And I get a hat that is falling off my head, he said it was about to fall in the street. He tried to draw the street on the bottom, but the little eraser thing was in the way.

This is a baby Matthew.

Kind of reminds me of Ike on South Park. LMAO

We just started working on writing capital letters. We were trying for A but he decided to write a T instead.

Mr. Fluffy from Ni Hao Kailan

And this is an army truck. Daddy is driving Matthew in it :]


Here's the new fridge...

And the new bedspread which is 8 billion times warmer than the last which is GREAT seeing as how NY is lame and decides to be in the low 40s for the past few days.

And here's some extras of the kids- just because :)





Sgt just like Daddy :D


Getting ready to eat their first kiss out of the kiss jar :]

Look at these crazy clouds!! They just went straight down in stripes?? Don't worry I wasn't actually driving, I was in the parking lot of Walmart in park hoping no one would drive up behind me. LOL

Friday, October 22, 2010

Updating.

Let me see if I can't remember everything that I need to...argh.


I wrote my last 3 papers and so far, 2 have been graded. I got a 50/50 on my Ted Turner report for extra credit and a 150/150 on my substance addiction for research paper. I'm waiting on my final essay to be graded. I have secured an A in Mass Communications and now I'm waiting to find out if I got an A or B in Freshman Composition. My next classes are Geology, Geology Lab and Psychology. I went to go order my books with my voucher and it didn't work...again...so I paid $300 for my books and had to pay $47 for shipping to get it this week instead of AFTER my classes start next week. I'm getting nervous about the next 3 because I think they will be difficult classes.

Christmas shopping is slow. I realized that we have 3 paychecks left to get Christmas gifts and I'm freaking. I have to order the rest of the kids, my mom's, Nick's mom's...finish getting Nick's...get Nick to do Zack's and Erich's...go out and get Emma and Kathleen's...then figure out what to get Jacob, Joseph and Michele. Then I have to get all my small gifts together for all the girls. My brain is absolutely dying! Christmas is SNEAKING up on me.

I can't believe it's FRIDAY! I'm already losing track of my days! Today is Day #5 though. Matthew finally went meltdown free last night. He's been really upset that Nick is gone. :( I'm trying everything I can to make it positive but it's hard. Also...the deployment is definitely reflecting in his mood/behavior. I've been giving SOOOO many "in the corner timeouts" that it's not even funny!! However, my house has been staying CLEAN. I mean super clean..it's unbelievable! Nick would faint if he saw how clean the house is. LOL. I'm trying to work with Cami on potty training...she's been taking off her diaper to sit on the potty AFTER she pees. I'm contemplating trying to let her wear panties and pee in them...but I'm not sure. I don't know if she's ready or not.

My refrigerator broke 2 days ago and I got a new one yesterday. It's pretty epic. OMG. I'm so in love!! It's amazing!! I keep saying...you know you are "old" when you get excited for new appliances. LOL.

I know I'm probably forgetting a lot of stuff, but that's the jest of what's going on, I guess. I've been doing alright..the first 2 or 3 days were rough but I think yesterday was my and Matthew's breakthrough day. Neither of us had meltdowns :]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I've been doing...crappy.

With keeping up with these blogs.
I need to write out a good long one tomorrow. If I remember.

I spent the last weeks really spending quality time with Nick.
Today is Day #2 and I've been dealing with Matthew acting out and having meltdowns at bedtime. But the days have gone by so fast. It's literally like I blink and it's lunch time and then I blink and it's dinner time...blink again and it's midnight. I hope for Matthew's sake that it's going by just as quickly for him.

I did get to briefly message with Nick today and he is doing fine and is almost there. They always stop somewhere else for a while and then go on to their destination.

I keep getting people telling me that since this is not his first, it will be easier. Last year, I answered a question on if deployments get easier with each one that passes. Back then I said that no, not really. I don't think it gets better. I'm not sure if it even is something you get used to. This one snuck up on us too fast and I had a really hard time dropping him off. I'm not scared or worried about him. I just don't want to be without him for a year. Nick is my very best friend and not having him around just breaks my heart.

:/

That is all for tonight. I need to get to bed!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My bwain hurtz.

It's almost 11am...and I think I'm about to start cleaning like a mad woman. Let it be known that I really don't want to, but my house is a mess and needs cleaning severely. I've thought of a few more things to add to my deployment list.

  1. Explore the surrounding areas.
  2. 30 Day Shred and/or P90X
  3. Drink more water. Soda on occasion, very rare occasion.
  4. KEEP my cleaning schedule.
  5. Organize all of the basement and get rid of anything that is get-riddable.
  6. Find a place to get rid of the junk in the garage [the broken appliances].
  7. Catch up on movies, books and tv.
  8. Try to get closer to my natural hair color and grow my hair out long!
  9. *New* Potty train Cambria.
  10. *New* Do a deployment chain of rings with construction paper.
  11. *New* Do a kiss jar for the kids.
  12. *New* Try lots of new recipes.
  13. *New* Organize everything in the house that needs to be organized.
I'm bouncing back and forth between being ready for the deployment and feeling sad. I'm still trying to think about how long we will stay at the hangar with Nick. It may be harder to stay until he leaves, so we may not stay the whole time. He got an email yesterday from GoArmyEd about his flag being lifted, so he printed out a bunch of stuff and he's hoping he will get his promotion! I do too. He really has been screwed over countless times that he shouldn't have been. It's almost a year overdue now. The first time he made points was in October 2009. Then again in June 2010. September 2010 was the THIRD time. And all of these times s1 screwed up his paperwork and were the reason he didn't get promoted. :/

I have 2 more papers to write and I'm done with this semester. I'm not sure if I will clean today during the kids' naptime or if I will work on one or the other. Mass Communications is an extra credit report, but I want to do it so I can make an A in the class. Freshman Comp is my final exam essay, but should be incredibly easy because I'm doing DADT.

Cami is sick :/ It seems like every time we bring the girl out of the house, she ends up sick. It's just a cold though. She's a little warm, stuffy, runny nose and slight coughing. Still acting completely normal.

Ughh.
Random Fact About Me #13 - I hate cleaning kitchens. I hate dishes. I hate cleaning the counters, table, stove. I hate cleaning the refrigerator. I hate sweeping and mopping. I hate EVERYTHING in the kitchen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Busy Busy Bee. :]

Bzz. Bzz.

Gah. I'm so random :P

So today, I've been full force working on my research paper. I've read through 2 sources and already feel much more confident about it!! I think this one will be a breeze to get through. I have 5 sources altogether. Then I think tomorrow I will work on my final paper on DADT. Again, this should be an incredibly easy paper. I can write about DADT ALL DAY LONG! Too easy. I think I will get a good grade on it too. And then...ughh...onto my mass communications extra credit report because this girl refuses to make a B. It's a 4 to 5 page report on someone who has influenced broadcasting [television, radio or motion pictures] or an event, but I'm going to do a person. I'm not so confident on that one...but I only need 20 out of the possible 50 points to get an A. So I guess it doesn't have to be super great or anything.

I think after Cami wakes up, we're going to the dog park's playground. Tomorrow I want to take the kids to a pumpkin patch out in Sackets Harbor. And then Nick is back to work on Tuesday. Not thrilled for that one. But good news is...HIS FLAG IS LIFTED!! After almost 2 months of being flagged for an outdated PT score that wasn't outdated....he's no longer flagged. He talked to a guy in HRC and they said that he should see his promotion reflected 1 Sept as well. We're still waiting on that one. And if he does get that...he will get 3 paychecks worth of the increased pay we missed [just the difference]. I think it's super exciting and I really hope that nothing gets screwed up to where he doesn't get the promotion. I'm kind of worried that he won't get actually promoted until he deploys and that will anger me if I miss his SERGEANT promotion. Going from e4 to e5 is a BIG deal. He'll no longer be junior enlisted...he'll be a non-commissioned officer!! Seriously!

Oh and update on my finger...I squeezed it 2 days ago after I had soaked it...pus was green. So I have staph. Which makes sense...it got infected because it was simply a wound. And it got super painful and swollen because it abcessed. I hate staph. Did I mention that? It's not swollen any more and it hardly hurts anymore. w00t.

Okey doke...enough of that. Tomorrow is our 6 year anni...we started dating Oct. 11, 2004. :] w00t.

I have 5 new recipes to post on my recipe blog...urgh. Eventually today.

Random Fact About Me #12: I used to stay up to read when I was little. I used to get in big trouble for staying up too late reading too...and I'd read by the light of the street light outside and have crazy listening to make sure my parents weren't coming upstairs and wouldn't take my book away. LOL

Oh and a few pics :]
Daddy push-up!
Always picking up the kitty :/

Went to the mall on Friday :]

Eating Wendy's!

Silly boy!

Me and the kiddos :]

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh mah gosh!

Let me see here...I need to superly update.

Me: My finger is DEAD! Almost 2 weeks ago, I cut my finger. I cleaned it immediately, put antibiotic ointment on it and bandaged it up. So...it was almost healed up completely this last weekend and then I noticed it was hurting a little. I thought maybe I had gotten a shard of glass in it. So I poked and prodded at it...and it got infected. I didn't know until 2 days ago for sure though. It got incredibly swollen and painful. I went to the dr Tuesday night..they did an xray, no glass. So I'm on cephalexin (Keflex?) and I soak it in warm water with this vinegar smelling stuff and then mupirocin and a band-aid. It is soooo painful right now. So painful I took 1/2 a hydro yesterday. I have no more hydros so I've been taking Midol :( I cannot even straighten my finger because it so swollen and painful. It's just ridiculous. I just want my finger to get back to normal :(

I am almost done with my first half of the fall semester of college. As most of you know from my complaining...I'm taking Mass Communications [which I love] and Freshman Comp [which I hate]. I only have a quiz and the final left in MC. I have my research paper and final essay for FC. Then I am DONE...until Oct 25. I'm taking Geology Lab, Intro to Geology and Intro to Psychology. It will be busy but I will also be incredibly lonely with no husband, so I want to knock a bunch out.

I've made my list of things that I want to get while Nick is deployed for around the house...around tax time I want to get the kids a dresser set (with at least one nightstand) for their rooms at Raymour & Flanigans. Cami needs a new carseat ASAP because she is outgrown from her one she has now. So I'm planning on spending a little extra money and getting a Graco Nautilus. It harnesses up to 65 lbs and boosters up to 100lbs. She's way too small for a booster seat yet. I would really like to replace some stuff that I have now that are starting to get bad...like a new set of knives for the kitchen [Paula Deen set], a new griddle because mine just crapped out on me, a new spice rack with new spices, a new vacuum [mine got left in the rain], and a new tv for our bedroom [the one we have is making this ringing noise loudly over the tv show audio, we've had it for a good 4 years and it's been through countless moves]. I also want a couple other things for around the house - a new litterbox that is easier to clean, a booklight, cushions for the kitchen chairs, and an iron and ironing board.

I have the kids' Christmas lists ready to go. I have wish lists together on Amazon.com so I can just order it when I'm ready. I'm excited for them to get their toys this year. I found a Leapster 2 CARS edition. It's just too cool!!

Kids: They have been HORRIBLE lately. Yesterday we told them that Daddy has to go to work work on the big airplane again. While he is deployed, I'm doing one of the construction paper chains with 365 rings...to take one off each day. We're going to draw pictures and write to him this time. Do little crafts :]  I'm very terrified of how the kids will react this time. The only thing I know is that Matthew's face lit up when I said that we would talk to Daddy on the computer like we did last time. I'm also terrified of how they will react/adjust when he finally comes home. I don't know if they are misbehaving because it's a stage or they realize Nick is going to deploy. I think it's the age. They are constantly hitting and fighting. They fight over toys, they are just rude to each other. It drives me up a wall. Cami terrorizes the cat. Not really on purpose...just she is too rough with her. Always wants to pick her up. GRR. The latest thing though is that Matthew has started DRAWING things. Actually drawing and not scribbling! I'm so proud of him. :]
His first person!
His spider - 8 legs - didn't tell him they had 8 legs.
This is a banana man.
Another spider...this one has 9 legs though.

Pretty crazy right now...but hopefully things will calm down and be a bit more together by the time Nick leaves. :/

Random Fact About Me #10 (I hope): I have an extremely massive turbo crazy sweet tooth. No joke.

Random Fact About Me #11 - 11 is my favorite #. Nick asked me out on Oct. 11 because I tricked him because I didn't want to be asked out on the 12th. He knew this and was torturing me telling me he was waiting until the 12th. Matthew and Cami's due dates were on the 11th of their months, both were born on their due dates on the 11th of their months and they were 11 months apart to the very day. Matthew's labor was 11 hours long! :]

Friday, October 1, 2010

CYS physicals today.

Bright and early this morning we went to Guthrie Clinic to get physicals for the kids. They were completely fine until we stepped into the actual dr part of the clinic [when we were called back]. Both started SCREECHING. Ughh.

So...Cami is 28.7 lbs [45%] and 3' 0.5" tall [60%] and Matthew is 34.1 lbs [50%] and 3' 3" tall [45%] - so both are pretty much average little kiddos :)

The dr set us UP for Matthew. We're getting Atarax, Zyrtec, Albuterol, Cutivate and Vanicream. << Is it crazy how much prescription crap Matthew gets??? The Albuterol is going to be a trial type thing because of his reaction to sesame. If it doesn't really "work," in case of an emergency, we will end up with an Epipen.

So I go to pick up all of that stuff later today after naptime, which will be magnificent. I HATE Guthrie's pharmacy. It's ridiculous. Seriously. It takes DECADES to get medicines.

Tonight we're doing a pizza & video game night with a few friends. w00t. Much better than the typical 8 zillion people over so everyone can get frat-boy shitty ass drunk and I have to make sure all the kids are okay and constantly clean up after everyone. :)

Random Fact About Me #9: I hate lipstick and lipgloss. I prefer lip balm/chapstick.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goals for the Next Deployment

That's right.
I'm making a list [big surprise].
Things I want to do while Nick is deployed... to cope with the deployment and just because I have more "freedom" so to speak because I have only free time with no job and no husband home to spend time with.

  1. Find stuff to do in the surrounding area that we haven't done before. EXPLORE.
  2. Get through the 30-Day Shred..if I don't like it...P90X...or both. So...get my azz in shape for when Nick gets home.
  3. Drink more water. No soda.
  4. KEEP my cleaning schedule.
  5. Organize all of the basement and get rid of anything that is get-riddable.
  6. Find a place to get rid of the junk in the garage [the broken appliances].
  7. Read as many books as possible and watch all the movies Nick doesn't want to watch.
  8. Try and get my natural hair color back...so no dying my hair crazy colors.
I had many more, but my brain is crapping out on me.

On a side note, I'm pretty much flipping out in my brain. Seriously. I hate the weeks before deployments and I hate the last weeks of deployment. They are the absolute hardest for me. CRAZY.

Also, I absolutely LOVE Kathy Griffin. A LOT. A LOT. A LOT. I got done reading her book and coincidentally Bravo was playing some of her standup specials. I recorded that shit. I'm watching the last recording "Kathy Griffin : She'll Cut a Bitch" - she's seriously FREAKING hilarious!!

And...the best part of my day today was that I got to speak to half of the sweetest, most awesomest, bestest married couple in the world. The lovely Mrs. was catching a bath because the whole family has gotten a chest cold [feel better soon!!!], so I got to talk to J.R. and pretty much talk about Nick getting screwed over and his upcoming deployment, and Benny's tonsillectomy and Zac's crazy eyes! And for those of you who don't personally know the Akins...they are our BESTEST friends who moved to Germany and we miss them like NO OTHER. ((HI JAIME!!!! - she just started a blog today))

Oh...so...I'm totally insane today. I swear my brain has gone wonky.
Random Fact About Me #8: I didn't take a shower until I was in 6th grade. My house that I grew up in was incredibly old and only had a bathtub. The old style that are on little legs off the floor. Yeah...imagine that? I take showers now, but I really miss taking baths. Our stupid bathroom plungy thing is broken :/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

No, September! Please stay!

Urghhhhh! I cannot stress enough how I want October to go AWAY! Please do not come! Or pass! Or anything, just go away! :/

I'm starting to get in that anxious pre-deployment bawling stage and I hate it. I feel like it's the stupidest thing in the whole wide world. All I can think about is bringing Nick to the hangar and leaving  AND  how much I'm afraid of him dying. UGHHHHHHH. Seriously. What person sits and thinks that all day for like months? Me. Sarah. An Army wife. :(

I'm going through hundreds of recipes right now on Cafemom because I have to hit my homework hard when the kids nap. Like REALLY hard. I'm a day behind in Mass Communications. Well, not a day behind actually, just a day behind where I would like to be so I have my weekend freed up.

The kids woke me up at 7:30a this morning. Upstairs. And get this! They didn't mess with ANYTHING. They were up here reading their books?!?! These kids are insane.

I just got done putting the spaghetti sauce into the crockpot to simmer for HOURS. NOM NOM NOM. I haven't eaten anything this morning so I'm super freaking hungry. If you would like to know what I'm cooking, go ahead and check it out :) HERE  I'm also making Cheesy Garlic Pull-aparts with dinner. You can find that recipe HERE :) I'm making Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken tomorrow. It should be super yummy :)

Ugh. Now I'm hungry again.

Random Fact About Me #7: I type very fast and I know where all the symbols are and I actually use the right fingers for them and do it all without looking :P

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Drama Llamas

Why does it seem like you cannot make friends anymore....like as in...everyone has to be a drama llama two-faced asshat. It urks me to no end. I knew there was a good reason why I don't like making new friends. It also seems that I have NO luck with making friends with younger people, close to my age. I have to have friends that are closer to 30. I'm not sure if I should feel "old" for my age, or just plain mature for my age. I cannot take dealing with all the high school drama bullshit. And of course, C. Co. is full of it.

Today is the day that I met Nick six years ago :)

Random Fact About Me #6: My left hand ring size is a 5 and my right is a 5.5.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So..

I'm super tired this morning. I got an email about financial aid stuff. Like for next semester my financial aid stuff has to be turned in by Oct 25 or something. I don't even know what's going on. All I know is that it greatly hurts my brain.

I just ordered Beauty and the Beast for Christmas for Cami. It won't be here til end of November. I still don't know what all we are getting everyone for Christmas. I think Zhu Zhu pets for Cami and a VTech Princess computer (like Matthew's Lightning McQueen one). And then Leapster 2 for Matthew with 2 games and Pixar Short Films. Maybe something else as well like a Cars scene set. I know they have a Mater the Greater set.

Hmm. I don't even know what I want for Christmas.. I never do. :/ I don't even really want anything. Maybe a new griddle - LOL. Mine crapped out on me and made me super freakin mad. Not even a month or two after getting it. Ughhhhhh I'm tired.

I should check if my teacher graded my paper...betcha she failed me on it. :/

Random Fact About Me #5: Sometimes I think I'm partly insomniac. I have such a hard time falling asleep.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Freshman Comp sucks Donkey Balls.

I'm not even joking.

So I had to choose a topic from a list of topics for the class's research paper. I decided to go with police corruption. I turned in my paragraph and questions I hoped to answer about it. My teacher grades it and tells me that I need to choose a new topic because police corruption is more of a social topic than an academic one.

So I was a little bit teed off about this. It was a topic on her list...why put it on the list if you are gonna say NO you cannot write about that?????

Then I decided let me find something that would be purely definitions. Addiction. My questions were what is addiction? How many people are affected by addiction? What different types of addiction are there? I waited nearly two weeks for her to tell me if it was okay and what does she say....it's too SPECULATIVE?! To proceed with caution. Which means...I'm going to fail your paper. WTFWTFWTFWTF. There is NOTHING to speculate on WHAT is addiction! There is nothing to SPECULATE on the types of addictions (substance, behavioral, etc.).

And again....WHY DO YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR LIST IF YOUR STUDENTS CANNOT CHOOSE THOSE TOPICS??????????????????????????????

I had another paper that was a cause/effect paper. I chose the topic "choose a decision that you made that changed your life" - I chose the choice to stop using birth control and wrote about how it affected my life. She gave me a 70/100 but only because I write well. I apparently "told a story" - let me tell you something right now. It's going to SOUND like a story when it's a personal recollection, however, IT WASN'T written like a story. HOLY SHIT.

I am going to botch my 4.0 GPA on this stupid CLASS because of a DUMBASS teacher. I'm so angry right now. I told my mom yesterday that she knows how much I hate (absolutely DESPISE) making B's. I'm LUCKY if I make a B in this class :/

Monday, September 20, 2010

Meep!

The last weekend has been SO busy!

Saturday was mandatory fun day at batallion. Then we had a cookout at our house which was super fun.

Sunday was the Taylor's cookout.

Today, Nick has the day off because he HAD to be at work on Saturday. He was woken up early to go deal with drama at the barracks and then ran to Guthrie to get prescriptions for Matthew and me. Then he went to Clark Hall to get CYS paperwork.

I decided to call up the vet and NO ONE answered so I ended up just taking Bella in as a walk-in to get shots and microchipped. She did SO well. I swear that she is the best cat in the whole world!! There were at least a dozen dogs around and she was just fine! When I let her out of the crate back in the room, she didn't freak at all. She was sooo calm! She had 2 shots and then they did the microchipping. She didn't even FLINCH. Nothing. She is an AWESOME cat. I love her. A TON! Seriously..she's amazing.

I made Buffalo Chicken soup for dinner. It was also amazing.

And now I'm writing my paper and taking breaks to sing with the Fresh Beat Band and play some Heart Gold. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

22.

AHH! So weird to be 22. I don't feel like I am 22.

So...I got to talk to my grandma today :) I never really get to and it was so nice to talk to her! I have had many many birthday wishes and to everyone who has wished me a happy birthday - THANK YOU :)

Let's see here...NY has to be lame and it's so shitty today. Cold and rainy. I guess that Matthew is just too heavy for me to lift because I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday lifting him into the cart at Target :( It is hurting really bad! The cat woke me up at like 3am jumping onto the window ledge and meowing LOUDLY because she's in heat :/ I've been super clumsy today :( Ohhh.

I got Pokemon Heart Gold for a present and it is AMAZING so far. I <3 Pokemon. I mean, who doesn't? :)

I'm hoping to make my birthday cake - it's carrot cake! And post 3 new recipes on my blog tonight :)
That is all. 

Random Fact About Me #4: When I was little, I was incredibly self-conscious about my nose (because of my scar from the two surgeries I had on it). I've kind of grown into it and learned to love the imperfections of it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grumbly in my Tumbly.

I'm sooo hungry. I'm getting ready to put the kids down for a nap and then I'm gonna pig out on who knows what.

Today I brought the toy organizer shelf/bucket thing back upstairs. The little bucket wasn't cutting it anymore.

We watched Aladdin and Meet the Robinsons this morning :) Very cute movies. I forgot how much I love Aladdin.

I really need to get rid of these fleas. They are eating poor little Cami up :(

Uhm...I'm totally uneventful today.

I made hamburger pizza last night. Haven't had it in years.

We're going out tonight to Target and Friendly's :)) Because tomorrow is my birthday! w00t.
So...Random Fact About Me #2: I'm one of those incredibly paranoid moms. Like I freak about EVERYTHING. My poor kids are going to hate me one day :(

Random Fact About Me #3: I love pumpkin flavored anything. Coffee, cheesecake, pudding, pie!! LOVE IT.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Purple & Gold

I didn't even realize football season started tonight! But you best believe that I am WATCHING!! Minnesota vs. New Orleans. 

And let me tell you...
1) Brett Favre SUCKS. Retire, geezer.
2) Referees...what the frick is this shit? Are you really trying to flag EVERY freakin' play???
3) Brett Favre SUCKS.


I am also very much enjoying some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
I'd also very much enjoy if my husband would stop watching stupid videos on his computer and make me turn the football game up.

<3

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Behind the clouds, the sun is shining!

^^^Good ole Brad Paisley singing in "Mater & the Ghost Light" :)

So I didn't write yesterday - because I'm a lame-o and super tired. I was also very swamped with writing an observational essay...that kind of sucked nuts. I didn't do any homework today, although I am planning on it.

I don't remember if I mentioned in the last blog..but we have gnats EVERYWHERE! I hate gnats. I must've killed 30 yesterday and there are still 4 or 5 in the house. We did some massive cleaning last night too. Vacuumed and dusted and dishes and what not. I also gave Bella a bath. She has fleas again. I guess every animal got them except the pigs at Mimi's house. I'm hoping that one bath will do it. But I don't know for sure.

Today I just kind of lazied around for the whole day. I've been doing a lot of organizing on my computer. It just got super sloppy while we were in Knoxville. I broke out my external harddrive and sorted my pictures (which took hours).

I made Skyline Chili for dinner - let me tell you, never felt so pressured to perfect something in my life. It's like making the same recipe as someone's mom and hoping to GOD you don't screw it up. I nailed it! I was excited. The kids didn't like it. I don't either but I still ate it. It's not awful. Just not one of my favorites. I wouldn't CHOOSE to eat it if I had to. But Nick loves it and he missed out on it at his Granny's..so I made him some. :) I have to get the recipes up on my blog asap! I am just slacking all around.

I registered for my next session in the semester: General Geology, Geology Lab and Intro to Psychology. Nick will be deployed by then, so I will want something to keep me busy.

These blogs are always so freakin' random...I'm getting a new phone!! w00t. I've had this one for 2 years come mid October! I'm getting the same one as Nick's momma. Purple Samsung Strive. I also got a $5 case thing for it.

Oye. That is all for today. My head is in a scramble. I swear. :/

Thursday, August 26, 2010

:) I heart Tennessee!

Today Nick and I had our first day date since 2006 :) We went to Gatlinburg in hopes of going to Dollywood Splash Country, however, they decided to be closed today and we didn't know til we got there.

So instead, we went go-carting, played laser tag, ate some ice cream, did a 4D movie thing, went horseback riding and visited the Smoky Mountain Knives store.

It was really fun. 
Then Nick found out that he made cutoffs AND his name was ON the list. Meaning as of 1 Sept 2010, my husband is a SERGEANT. It took him a month short of a year and a half. A handful of soldiers just made their promotable status and are all getting their e5s after a month. Stupid 25B lameness is what THAT is. Hopefully e6 will come easier :)

Horseback riding was SOOO awesome. We had the best guide. He let us gallop and he took us to a part where our horses would leap a little [I lost my sunglasses there]. Nick had a huge ass horse [biggest they had], Dan, who apparently LOVES to run. I had a sassy, full of 'tude half blind horse named Jesse. She was all attitude. She would stop in the middle of the trail. Go slow. Walk off the trail to stop and stare off into space, etc. She was crazy. But I kind of liked her.

Go-carts were alright, but laser tag was AWESOME. We were the only two there and it was fun. We tied at 800 points a piece. :) That's right, I'm a hooah hooah girl :) LOL.
NOM Wendy's!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When Pigs Fly

And they are about to.

Yesterday big pig bit me TWICE. I have a bruise on my leg from it. Then little pig was just getting on my nerves making too much noise but he eventually just wanted to cuddle, so he climbed up in between my legs and laid down. Then Wilson (springer spaniel) laid on my right side and Daisy (dachshund) decided to lay on my left. I just had animals galore! Well...then little pig, Gunther, gets down and he eventually tries to get back up. He springs up ONTO my chest and scrambles across me. It hurt SOOOO bad. Stupid little hooves stabbed me. Cut me right underneath my ribs. Then Gunther woke me up at 3 am squealing and I had to get him to go lay down in bed upstairs. That was FUN.

Mainly...I hate pigs. A lot.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

T-minus 2 days!

Friday night we leave for Knoxville. I've never been more ready and unready at the same time. I usually have things packed by now. And I haven't even started. I think I'll probably start tomorrow. I have a lot of the house to clean...which I'll probably do tomorrow and Friday because I don't want to clean today. LOL. I'm dreading the drive to Knoxville. Eeeek. I love road trips and I'm glad we get to leave at midnight this time, but I'm still pretty much dreading the drive. 14 hours is a long trip. I don't know how I was able to stay up for 18+ hours when my family made trips from Minnesota to Tennessee. But I'm ready to go and enjoy some vacation time and family time with everyone. I'll probably make another trip down there for Christmas and then in late April, early May for Nick's R&R. So it'll be nice to see everyone more than just the standard 2x a year.

I've been on the lookout for a recipe that I'm not sure the name of, but my grandmother made frequently in my childhood. It's some kind of macaroni salad. She used elbow macaroni sometimes, other times she used this ring macaroni. I know it has mayo in it and tuna, celery and baby peas. It's bothering me that I have YET to make this recipe and I don't have the actual recipe for it! What's wrong with me? I have all kinds of recipes and I don't even have the best recipes from my family?? I'm up to 52 pages of recipes on my 2nd recipe Word file. The first one was like 60+ pages. I really need to stop. LOL.

What else, what else. Hmm. Nothing that I can think of...
Lookie what I got :)



True Blood shot glasses - one from each bar :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Feeling better :)

Yesterday was a pretty good day. So I'm definitely feeling better. 

I finally got 3 new recipes up on my recipe blog (Fantastical Sharing of Recipes) and I'm hoping to get one more up today. Maybe. :/

Still pretty bored here at the house. I'm glad we are going to Knoxville this weekend. :) I talked to Nick last night about what we are going to do on our dates. I'm hoping maybe we can do something like go to Dollywood or Dolly Splash Country for a day, just the two of us. It seems we are always doing dinner and a movie and that's kind of boring and when we went to Water Safari 2 weeks ago and were able to be by ourselves, it was nice. I love the kids to death, but I didn't realize how nice it was to have time without them with just Nick. Of course, we'll have to see what everyone else's schedule is like and if it would be okay to take a day away from the kids. Luckily we will be there for 16 or 17 days instead of like 10 or 5 like we got last time.

I'm also hoping to make tons of new recipes in Knoxville! I have yet to make Broccoli Cheddar soup for Emma and Mom and I know they would love it. And I definitely want to make this spaghetti sauce and ultimate breadsticks too. AND I got a Skyline Chili copycat recipe that I want to compare with Mom's.

And that's about it. Check it out...snapped this picture before the FRG meeting last Thursday :D

And here's one of my kitty :D And the puzzle we are working on too!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You know it's going to be a GREAT day when...

Your day starts out with your lovely daughter spilling a FULL cup of coffee on your coffee table (ironic, much?), all over your carpet, and on your couch. :/

Today is probably going to be super boring. I need to make Candy Cookie bites for tomorrow's FRG meeting. I'm hoping that Nick gets let out early. It's one of the biggest reasons I never go to the FRG meetings. They are at 6pm and Nick doesn't get home before 5:30 on most days. Tomorrow's meeting is at Remington Park, which will take at least a good 30 minutes to get to. It's like a picnic/potluck type dealie and we get to play Volleyball and Soccer. AKA I'm GONNA BE KICKING ASS! I've decided that these soldiers are going to see me as the most kick ass wifey ever. I can make awesome food, Nick talks well of me (that I know of) and I'm going to be rough and tough with the guys. :) w00t.

Now a more serious topic. PMS. It sucks. I'm cramping and it hurts a lot. I'm too lazy to get up and get Midol. And I hope this coffee helps because if not...wtf. 

I have a feeling that I will be playing a lot of MarioKart today. Both of the kids are going nuts over it. It's probably their biggest obsession other than Spongebob.

And a special shout-out to my loverly clone Ambs <3

AND. Today is the start of my newest addition to my blog: Random Fact About Me.
#1: I have an extremely clear memory. I can remember things very clearly from as early as when I was 3.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tattoos & True Blood

I just started reading Kat Von D's book High Voltage last night. Pretty rad. Then I had a dream that I was getting tattoos touched up.

Speaking of tattoos. I really really really want to get at least the one around my wrist soonishly. I'm scared to death of it, but not really. I want to get the Avenged Sevenfold lyric on my left wrist (same hand as my wedding ring) because it means more to me. I'm also looking at Lady Gaga lyrics trying to find one I really like and I want that one on my right wrist. I'm also contemplating getting those corset tattoos more to the front of my torso than the absolute sides. Will the corset tattoos ever happen? I'm not sure but I really want the song lyrics on my wrists more than anything. I'm sure it couldn't be too expensive either. Then I wouldn't feel so damn guilty about getting a tattoo.

Nick and I watched Episode 8 of True Blood. I am incredibly disgusted and thoroughly disappointed at how far from the books Alan Ball has decided to stray. Eric is not GAY nor is he a bow-down kiss-your-ring type of vampire. That is bullshit. Bill and Sookie do not get back together. Jason is supposed to be a were by now. Holly isn't super old or crazy-looking and was working there in the beginning. Alcide needs to KISS Sookie already. Tara needs to stop quivering her chin. Where the hell is Franklin? He's not dead! Russell and Sophie-Anne don't marry. Russell marries that King of Indiana and Sophie-Anne will marry the King of Arkansas. The Hotshot community is not full of meth heads. WTF? I'm just super mad. I would love to punch Alan Ball for RUINING the integrity of the characters that Charlaine Harris built!

I also am pretty mad that we have nothing appetizing in the house for breakfast for me. So I'm eating a PopTart. :( I want an English Muffin with peanut butter...or like a danish or something.

I'm tired. :(

Thursday, August 5, 2010

About to go insane today.

Thank God tomorrow is a DONSA! (Day of No Scheduled Activities) AKA Nick is home all day. *phew*

The kids are being defiant and have a sudden onset of selective hearing. Neither of them can share and they steal toys and are just mean to each other. They think it's perfectly okay NOT to listen to me. AT ALL. Add in a noisy lawnmower during naptime and a hubby coming home super late...equals a very very angry aggravated annoyed mommy.

I have found a ton of new recipes and I'm continuing to do so today. I printed off 65 pages worth of recipes (over 100 recipes) this morning and I'm super stoked to try a ton of new recipes.
I am enjoying my black hair. It only took me a day to get used to it. :)

And there is the fourth consecutive day of blogging. YAY.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh for the love of food.

I'm really beginning to like doing a recipe blog (Shameless advertising: Fantastical Sharing of Recipes) and it's also making me question my career. When I was younger, I (at some point) wanted to go to culinary school. In fact, if the magnet school in Knoxville wasn't so dangerous, I would have transferred there. Maybe. I love cooking. I'd love to learn how to cook more intricate things and different techniques. Today I'm going to hit up a ton of websites looking for new recipes to try. I'm very excited to share more recipes! I hope that everyone is able to find things that they like or want to try. And I'll definitely take requests for certain types of food if you want!

Other news: I'm no longer a ginger. I was still on the fence last night and asked Nick his opinion, but he was ignoring me. Then as I was dying it..."I wish you would've kept it red." Well, thanks honey. Thanks a lot. LOL. It's been since last November that I had my hair super dark. It's definitely a big huge difference. But when it settles down and the dye is off of my skin (one of the worst parts of dark hair dye)...I know it''ll be fine. And it always fades into a beautiful normal brown.

Hmm. Let's see what else...OH! Got my new dust buster in the mail yesterday, with my HDMI cable (High speed and 6 feet - woooo!), AND my Guilty Pleasures Graphic Novel (First Anita Blake book) and my Volume 2 of the Amory Wars. I feel like a freakin' nerd. But I'm excited. "Sliding into Home" should be here today! :) I need to stop getting new books. I'm going to end up never finishing anything on my shelf and Kindle. Sheesh.

That is all for now :) I did it - Day 3. That's right. I'm not sucking too hard on blogging right now!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm Cereal.

I finally finished my summer classes (they officially end Aug 15). I'm pretty proud of myself. I took on three classes at once and they were pretty hard classes. Plus I'm fairly certain I made straight A's AGAIN. In ALL three classes :) Am I awesome, or is it just me? My new classes start on Aug 30. I'm taking Mass Communications and Freshman Comp. Wish me luck, I will die. I always freak and underestimate myself with English and essays. I know I will have essays. But if I get something that I can passionately write about, I'll be good.

I'm making a new recipe tonight (Skillet Herb Roasted Chicken) and I'm debating whether or not to dye my hair. Should be a dark brown. It's called "Chocolate Velvet."

I'm seriously...bored to tears. I think that I'm about to play a game or look at more LOLCats or maybe some Cyanide & Happiness. Eep.



So yep. That is all. I'm lame and boring, but at least I blogged 2 days in a row :) Go me!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sarah sucks at blogging.

It's totally true. I suck.
However, I have made another blog that will be JUST for recipes :) As a ton of you know, I love to try new recipes and share them. So you can find that lovely blog here! So you should totally check it out. Of course, it's completely empty now, but I'm going to try and add some new ones today. Especially since I'm trying to take more pictures of food. haha.

Mini Updates.
Me: I've been swamped with homework until last week. I have an assignment and final in Bio of Aging and 2 labs, 2 quizzes and final in Bio Lab. I'm done with Ecology as of last Thursday and I made an A :) w00t. I'm dying my hair maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow since I haven't washed out the chlorine from yesterday's adventure to Water Safari! I've been able to read a new series called Queen Betsy by Mary Janice Dickenson. It's, of course, a vampire series. But it's amazing. I love it.

Nick: Training hard, or hardly training. We're still not sure. Still no promotion. RIDICULOUS. But he does now have his own CPN team and that means his OWN soldiers. They are talking about giving him corporal stripes if he doesn't get promoted before deployment. Speaking of which, it's creeping up extremely fast on us. Not cool.

Matthew: IS FULLY POTTYTRAINED WITH NO ACCIDENTS!!! EEP!! It's amazing. He did it ON his own terms when he wanted to. I didn't really have to do a thing. He's been doing a little poorly lately with getting along with Cami. He has now started to pretty much bully her. It's rough. But he's getting better. He is still a ginormous cuddle bug and he talks so clearly and so well. He understands so many concepts and he's a sweetie pie.

Cambria: Holy buckets. What a prissy little thing! She loves to wear jewelry and dresses and absolutely loves anything princess, pink or anything that has to do with animals. She's a girly girl. Well, except for her obsession with dirt. She loves it. She's beginning to get more sentence structure. AND Cami loves to sing and dance. She always requests me to play songs and dance with her. She's too cute.

Pets: And mah kitteh is amazing. I love Bella. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing cat.

HERE'S PICS :)
Nick & the kids on the Tram to go to Knoxville Zoo
Michele (cousin), Matthew & Cambria in the Butterfly exhibit
They love Aunt Casey :)
Me & the little Monsters
One of my favorites of the LOVES of my life!
We're kind of stupid.
Cami at the park.
Who can resist THAT face? <3
My big almost 3 1/2 year old
My big 2 1/2 year old
The kids with their friend Lexi at Water Safari
My favoritest picture of them EVER
Well...I'm sure that is all I have for today. Got to get on the food making and Bio Lab homework.