Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lazy Sunday

After a jam packed Saturday it is nice to just hang out today. Our weekend started out busy..J had a soccer game Friday night (they lost 2-1) and then we ended up staying at the field til almost 9:30 talking to some friends. We had to be back at the soccer field by 7:30 for B's 8:00 game (they won 6-0 and she scored 2 goals!), the girls and I stayed at the field so we could watch our friends kids play, then I dropped B off at dance and took J and everyone else back up to the field for J's second game of the weekend (they won 3-1). Then John took B to sushi with some friends, while I took S home and J BACK up to the field so she could watch another soccer game (she ws "scouting" out her competiton for next weekend) can anyone say GYM RAT?!?! Like mother like daughter!LOL! After that last game J and I went to the grocery store and then finally got home to put it all away. J then fell asleep and John and B came home around 5, I was wiped out by then and made some oh so healthy pizza rolls for S, J and I for dinner. I was in bed by 9:30, J and John stayed up way too late I'm sure! It was a good Saturday, just a long one!

Today I didn't wake up til about felt so good! I only got up then so I could check my fantasy football teams!LOL!!! I started laundry and J and I played the game Life. I haven't played that game in so long and that little bugger is such a cheater!LOL! Since then I've continued with laundry, make choc. chip mini muffins, a few dozen oatmeal rasin choc chip cookies and checked my teams on line! S took a MUCH needed nap...puberty is taking a lot out of her!:) John just taught J how to play poker...grrreeaatt!!! and S and B are now playing Life. The girls want breakfast for dinner and John and I want chicken enchiladas, so I will be in the kitchen for a while tonight looks like!

All in all it's just the way I like to spend my Sunday...everyone home safe and healthy and jsut kicking back! I am pretty blessed!

My daughter is pretty cool!

I was pretty emotional this week, with the anniversary of 9/11 and all. I recorded the actual coverage from MSNBC for S and I to watch together. I think she is old enough to talk about what happened. She was 4 1/2 when it happened and remembers a little bit about that day but I wanted to have an in depth talk with her about it. I, of course cried most of the way through it. She was sad when she watched it too, but in a different way. More apalled at it I guess, as I was thinking of all the kids who now have one less parent (or maybe even 2). It opened up some great conversation between us for sure. She asked if Bin Laden really did that and I told her that we believed he masterminded it and that he has taken "credit" for it, she then asked where he was hiding and I told her we think he is in Afgahnistan. She looked at me and I could see her wheels turning and then she asked "Well, then why are our troops in Iraq?" Uh....well, how do I explain something I don't understand myself?! We went on to talk more about that day and how horrible it was and how beautiful the memorial at the Pentagon is. I explained to her how lucky she is to have 2 parents raising her and how sad some of the kids back East lost a parent that day and how it must have affected them. She is pretty cool to talk to, she isn't a baby anymore and she has lots of her own opinions, not all do I agree with, but those of you that know me well know that that is just fine by me...just means she and I can have some great debates as she grows up!

Monday, September 8, 2008

What a week!

I haven't been keeping up at all with this! After we found out last week about our friend Mike and his accident it's just been one thing after another! My mother in laws dog ended up having a canine stroke, he is 17 and starting to shut down, poor guy! One of Johns coworkers passed away from cancer last week as well. Plus me being out of work John feels like he has to work all this crazyovertime, plus keep up withdoing the football games, so he is just exhausted!

I'm trying to get back in the groove of staying home all would think it would be easy, but I need a daily kick in the butt and get my sorry self on a schedule!!! The girls also went back to dance last week, so that pus us home really late (S is not done until ( pm on M & W!!!) so it's just all a matter of scheduling and budgeting. I'll get it though! I don't have any other choice!! I need to get my fingerprints done so I can start up at the school, so I have that on my to do list for the week as well.

On a good note, J won her soccer game...that girl is a super start goalie! She stops shots that are unbelievable!!! I swear she has robatic arms that just come out and scoop the ball up as its on the verge of going into the net...thats my baby!!! She says she is going to the Olympics in 2016...and I believe her!! She is so in her element on that field, and of coures likes the fact that she can tell "her" defense where they need to be! She is quite the conductor! I think if she could she woudl play soccer all day every day! We already have other parents and coaches coming up to compliment us on her skills...I tell them to tell her not me, she's the one out there doing all the work!

So, I guess thats it for now. The pile of laundry is screaming at me louder and louder so I guess I should get to it! LOL!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Trying to make ends meet....

I hate not having a job! Not that I don't mind being home, but I hate the feeling of not contributing, especially with all the activities that the girls are involved in! I hve to get my fingerprints done in order for my application to go through for the school district...$47 more! It's so irritating that I've been fingerprinted all over this state and yet no one can look those up...all about the money I suppose! Once those are done I should be aboe to work up at the girls school, even if it is just 2 hours a least it's something! Hopefully the 79 year old aide will FINALLY retire this year and then I can have her 6 hour position! Keeeping my fingers crossed for that one! Until then I guess I will just have to tighten our belts even more! I went grocery shopping this morning and need to come up with some ways to make it last! I will sit down later tonight and make a list or an "inventory" of what we have and make a menu from that, using all that I can! *sigh* I hate this feeling! Of course if my ex boss hadn't tried to screw me out of my unemployment things wouldn't be as tight as they are right now either! Just have to breathe and trust that it will all work it always does!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Just another day...

I got a late start to the suprise really! I have been super tired lately and don't want to get out of bed, so I forced myself out of bed at 7:30..a good hour after I needed to be up! I really have to get on a better schedule!!! I dropped the girls off at school and am now home sitting on the computer! Typical! LOL!

Anyway, I've been praying since last night... we love you Mike! We know you will pull through this, and Joley you know that WHATEVER you need just ask!

I am getting ready to start the laundry and make some peanut butter cookies before I have to pick the kids up from school, sometimes I hate minimum days! There isn't enough time for me to get anything done on Wednesdays!

S is so happy this week though, dance is back on! She ended up getting 6 comp. classes, so she is thrilled! J says this may be her last year of dance comp, she wants to put more of her energy into soccer. I love that she is coming to this decision on her own, she rocks at soccer, not that she isn't good at dance too, but right now soccer seems to be her "thing". B is still young enough to pretty much do it all!

I filled out my pre employment paperwork for the school district yesterday, just have to do my fingerprints and I'm good to go! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to be done with the other job! My old boss has some MAJOR issues and I don't have time to deal with any of it, so yay for me that I got out of a bad situation!

So, I'm off to start my 10 am!!LOL! Gotta love it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

end of summer?

Wouldn't that be nice? I hate hate hate being hot! So Summer is not one of my favorites by any means! And living here in Southern california, we are never too far away from Summertime! I dread it! John and I can't wait for the day when we can live somewhere with definite seasons, but that won't be for a while since the girls will want to finish school here and all, so one day we will retire where it is actually cold in the Winter and cool and crisp in the Fall...preferably OUT of California as well! Anyway...done with my is the unofficial last weekend of summer (I wish Mother Nature knew that for us here!) and we are doing a whole lot of NOTHING today!! Yahoooo!!! We are sitting around watching some tv together with no expectation of going anywhere! Sounds like a good day to me!