Saturday, March 27, 2010

What ya doin'?

That is what Madison asks me all the time when I am reading or doing my schoolwork.  She wants to go to school so badly that I am thinking of homeschooling her until she can go to school.  I bought her a couple Mellisa and Doug wipe away placemats with letters and addition and subtraction and she loves them and uses them all the time!  If only she could read some of my medical stuff and help me with my homework!  LOL!!

Tomorrow we are going to the Pork and Brew here in Rio Rancho and have some good barbque!  We were suppose to go last night but it was cancelled due to high winds and rain/sleet.  So instead we looked at trucks.  Larry is looking for a new truck to pull the camper.  There are sooooo many trucks and so many choices.  We have to make sure he can fit (he is 6'5) and that Emily can also (she is 5'6 and only 13).  We also have 2 car sets so gots to have room in the back!  Hopefully we find something soon so we aren't truck shopping every weekend! 

Tomorrow is church also which we haven't been to in a couple weeks.  I feel badly but when Larry is gone I have to fit in my schoolwok in the mornings since the kids sleep later so really throws the timing off.  No more excuses...I know I miss it and need to get back! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and God Bless! 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

16 yrs....

I can't believe my Mom has been gone that long.  When I talked to my sister Bridget yesterday, she reminded me that Mom has been gone longer than she had been with them.  I treasure all the time I had with my Mom...she was a great Mom and my best friend.  I miss her terribly....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting into a groove....

Well it is week #3 into this term and surprisingly I am doing pretty well!  I don't think I will be taking 3 classes next term but this hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be.  None of my classes have midterms or finals (yeah!!) but do have papers at the end which really isn't too bad.  Hubby is taking off from his schooling for a month or so since it is just so hard with both of us in school.  He has plenty to do around the house to keep him busy and we are trying to get the camper ready for the camping season.  Next is to get the house ready for Zach's 1st birthday party and Larry's promotion party...woo hoo!  Senior Master Sergeant Dostart!!!!!

Zachy man is starting to sleep better and have got him to put himself back to sleep after a little rubbing on the back from Mommy.  No more bottles in the middle of the night and he is starting to enjoy our food much more than he did  few weeks ago!  He is also pulling himself up to stand and looks like he will be walking the furniture soon.  I can't believe he will be a year next baby is growing up way too fast!

We also got a new dog...a westie named Echo.  He is a puppy and full of energy but he is fitting in pretty well.  I have got to get him in with a groomer so he can look like a westie...he just looks like a fur ball now!  Jasmine (our weenie dog) now has a heart murmur and bad teeth....she is only 1!!  So now we watch her and make sure she is doing ok.  She hates getting her teeth brushed but got to do it.  So funny...I brush my 4 yr old, 11 month old and now my dog's teeth!  Geez! 

We are still following the Dave Ramsey plan and now only have one more credit card to pay off, then just have house and new truck (when we get it).  I know his plan says to save money for a new vehicle but we need to get him a new car but do plan on paying it off faster than normal and have started paying more on our mortgage as well.  It is nice to not have the stress of money on top of everyday life! 

Have a birthday wish to send out to Monique...Happy Birthday!  Hope you have a great one!!!

Now off to start dinner....wo weird to have hubby home for dinner!  Now I have to cook!  LOL!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ok now I know I have lost my mind....

Taking 3 classes this term was a crazy idea!  I have been reading and doing so many assignments since wednesday my head is spinning and my algebra class starts tonight!  Ugh!  I just keep telling myself it is just 11 weeks and one week is already down....  Larry needs to get done with his class and take a break so we can get things done around the house before Zach;s birthday on April 14th. 

March is also a bad month for me with memories of my Mom.  Her birthday was yesterday and she would have been 62.  I just can't picture my Mom 62 since she passed away at 46.  I miss her so much even though it has been almost 16 yrs (the 25th this month).  I am such a baby when I think of my Mom and cry all the time....I miss her I think more now that I have a family than I did when I was single.  She is never far from my thoughts at any time of the year. 

It seems like the sickies are out of my house.  Zach is back to normal (not sleeping through the night like he was when he was sick), Maddie is doing good with the allergy meds and Emily does good when she remembers to take her allergy meds.  I am feeling much better just worn out now from little sleep and using my brain as much as I am!  Medical terminolgy is sucking the life out of me...interesting but so much to remember!  Human growth and devlopement is in a classroom and the teacher is only sking for a paper at the end...5 pages but I am sure that it will be easier than mid-terms and finals! 

I am working on a review for a couple products that I have really enjoyed....stay tuned!  Have a wonderful Monday!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday already?????

Wow this week has flown by!  Between doctor appts, errands and concerts plus hubby being gone I am worn out!  Today we picked up our new cabinet door to replace the one Emily kicked in and got my books for my classes that start next week.  I am not looking forward to 3 classes this next term but have got to get this degree MOVING!!!!!

Poor Zachy man has an ear  infection which last week was just allergies....he is feeling better but still really congested.  Madison is feeling much better since we got the eye drops and meds for her allergies.  She is still mouthy as ever...she has turned into a little devil since Larry was home for those 3 weeks!  It is taking some time to get her back in line!  Emily is a semi miserable teen..bored and not wanting to be helpful or nice.  Yuck....I am so not looking forward to the rest of the teen years! 

We did get some great news this week......Larry made Senior Master Sergeant this go around!  We are so proud of him and excited for his new rank and what it holds for us!  He is so another 2 years and maybe we can retire! 

Tonight Emily has a formal concert and as much as I love seeing her do these things, I just don't want to go!  I am tired and just not in the mood.  Thankfully my friend Dawn is watching Zach so his ears aren't bothering him.  Maddie and I will hang out and hope it doesn't last too long!  Tomorrow is ballet for Maddie, stop at WalMart and get a dog bed for the new puppy and toys.  Yes I got us a new puppy...a very pretty Westie.  He is cute but so very annoying and peeing all over!  I have both the dogs in the kitchen so easier to clean up but still...every 10 minutes someone has peed!  We'll see how long my patience lasts! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.....smooches to all!!! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Doctor says......

That I am healing well and the pain I have is normal and will go away once I am completely healed.  I was so worried the pain was my gallbladder and that another surgery was on the horizon.  Thank goodness things are ok! 

Today the weather is nice...low 50's and sunny.  Unfortunately my kiddos allergies are in overdrive so no fun outside for us.  Poor Zachy man is so congested and taking benadryl.  Maddie is on claritin and eye drops to help her.  Emily is ok with just otc meds so one less to take to doctor!  I am taking otc pills as well.  Larry is in Colorado enjoying some volleyball and quiet time to get his classwork done.  Two of my classes start next week, human growth and developement w/lab and my online medical terminology.  The week after my algebra class starts....did I ever mention I don't care for math?  It has always been my worst subject....I just hope I can get a tutor and finally finish my math requirements! 

I am working on my reviews and giveaways so hope to have those done by friday.  I am very excited about them!  I hope you all will enjoy them as much as I had doing them!  Until tomorrow....