Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How Hard Is It? Really?

This is my vent post! There are some disadvantages to being surrounded by all boys. Truthfully they are slobs although admittedly I can be somewhat of a slob also. Here is my how can is it really list, in no particular order.

How hard is it to:

1.  Put the new roll of toilet paper on the holder and throw away the empty roll.
2. To close the shower curtain when you get out of the shower. I hate mildew
3. To hit the laundry basket when you take off your clothes
4. Unload the dishwasher or load it for that matter
5. Fold a basket of laundry that has been waiting for you to fold it for a week.
6. Put your shoes IN the shoe basket
7. Put the books back on the bookcase.
8. Put your clothes in the actual drawer that they go in.
9. Put the movies and games back in their case and the case back on the bookcase.
10. Hang up your towels!

These are a few of my pet peeves that I am finding are driving me increasingly batso! I mean really. It isn't that hard.

I find that there are just not enough hours in the day. I'm having to become very task oriented in order to get anything done. I have to have a clear plan for the day and make myself stay on track or else I just don't get anything done. I'm finding this schedule so difficult to feel rested. I slept last night and woke up this morning tired. Go figure.

Next post...... Things I wish!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Completely Random Nonsense

I have writer's block so I have to make myself write something. So here is my completely random nonsense.

The kids were helping out by cleaning the kitchen the other day. Which they actually don't mind doing, strangely.

Me: Did you wipe down the table?

Boys: Yeah Mom we swept it.

Me: What do you mean swept it?

Boys: You know like with the broom.

Me: Seriously? Really? Are you kidding?

Boys: Nope it had crumbs on it.

Me: Lord help me!

I'm not sure where they got that idea. I'm pretty darn sure they have never seen me do that!!

Random Topic 2

School has started we are on week one and already Alex is driving his teacher nuts. Oh yeah it's gonna be a long year. It is not a good sign that Doug and I have to have a come to Jesus meeting before week 2 of school.

Random topic 3

Here are my first 2 cards! I decided I needed a completely Lone Estrogen hobby, no testosterone allowed hobby. My Mom does cards with Stampin Up and always thought they were really cute and so I've decided to give it try. I'm not really crafty but I'm quite proud of my first 2 cards! Extremely simple but really fun to do.

Card I made for Baby Job

Card I made for Danny's b-day

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I am blameless.... Well at least this time

So the other night we are all sitting in the living room doing our various forms of entertainment when Doug lets off of fart not a small fart but a big fat noisy fart. First words out of Andy's mouth is "gross mom!" Hey that was not me! Doug of course is dying laughing that mommy gets blamed for his fart. My kids don't believe me that it wasn't me. Ummm I am a lady I don't fart out loud! I may on occasion fluff out loud but never fart. Who heard of such a ghastly thing! 

This has to be the difference between raising boys and girls. I have a sister and I don't remember farts being so talked about growing up but now it is the topic of lots of conversations in our house. I have to admit that I am succumbing to the boy topics in my house. It's hard to not be pulled into their gross conversations. I feel like I am losing my ladyship status a little more everyday! :) My mother would be mortified! She didn't raise us to be so crude! I have tried to introduce a little culture into my house full of vary levels of testosterone but to no avail. The second they even smell classical music or a classic movie they scatter faster than cockroaches in light. I literally think they can smell for at least an hour before I even think it.

Alas I am the Lone Estrogen. I feel like I need a sidekick now. The Lone Ranger and Tonto meets The Lone Estrogen and Meno (short for menopause). I guarantee estrogen and menopause win that duel! Apparently I will need to be more sneaky when it comes to introducing culture into my clan. Hey maybe I'll make it mandatory homework! *evil laugh* I can do that. I'm mom and teacher!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Motivated Moms

Motivated Moms is a printable chore planning system to help you have a clean and organized home and still have time for yourself! Motivated Moms is a great idea for anyone who would like an easy system to help them to know what to do each day. Just consult the list, do the work, check it off for the day and enjoy your free time!

I have this chore program I used to use it all the time years ago when I had my other house and I was the sec. at the church. Now that we've moved into our own place again I pulled out the good ole Motivated Moms and printed it out, put it neatly in it's nice binder and waited. And waited and waited. Disclaimer **** this does not come with the motivation to actually do the chores. I pulled out the nice notebook with the perfectly organized chore plan and stared at it. I got tired just reading it so I did the next logical thing and went to bed. 

Of course this is not a flaw in the motivated moms program (which is quite wonderful) but a flaw in myself. I did manage to spray the shower curtain down this morning before hitting the sack. Oh I did find something interesting before I went to bed that was a tad bit disturbing to me. 

I can not for whatever reason get this picture to be right side up. I've tried everything. But I'm reading the cereal box after pouring the cereal and I'm liking the calories, trans fat, I get to the cholesterol, it says omg cholesterol! Seriously! ROFL! OMW that slays me. It's an excellent source of vitamins & minerals but omg that cholesterol!  ROFL!
Omg Cholestreol!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunburned Knees

It was a hard choice today whether to blog about motivated moms or Doug's sunburned knees. You guessed it Doug's knees win out. Yesterday we went to the homeschool swim party at the Y. Now Doug is hit or miss on swimming mostly he goes and just hangs out with us. On this particular day I manned him with the camera and he got some really cute shots too! For whatever weirdo reason we come home and his knees are really sunburned. His face and neck too but his knees it's really weird. Not any other part of legs just his knees. I know it's mean of me but his pain in this is really funny for some unexplained reason.

I was going to post something about it on my Facebook status but Doug caught me in action This did not go over well, however he didn't say anything about the blog! The conversation about the Facebook status was quite comical but I can never remember them well enough to post the actual hysterical comments by my hubby about not posting about ridiculously sunburned knees. Just saying/typing sunburned knees cracks me up.

Bedtime was disastrous!  How do you not get the sheets to rub on your sunburned knees? I know I'm horrible but I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath See I'm laughing now just writing about it. Also funny is that our sheets are cream and red. I pointed out this fact to Doug that he now matches the sheets but the humor of it was lost to him.

This may end up being on of those had to be there kinda funny or it was funny in my head but just trust me when I tell you it was funny!

ETA: This is me trying to get a picture of Doug's sunburned knees. It was not easy and the one pic I did get really doesn't show how red they really are.

This pic just disturbs me!

Trying to use the Swiffer mop head as a shield

Poor Slinky is being used as a doggy shield!

Times this red by about a 100 and that's how red they really are!

The end result is he is now suffering in jeans.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Life and times of a completely exhausted mom

The Life and times of a completely exhausted mom.... This is the name I should have named my blog only I had just come back from my wonderful trip to Texas and was pretty well rested. Now of course I am back to reality.

I worked all night, came home and worked on Job's welcome to the world gift for a few, caught an hour of sleep, had the homeschool swim party, home again for a short phone meeting with my mom, all before passing out on the couch for 4 hours. Most days aren't like this but it seems a part of the night shift to just stay tired. I am beginning to wonder if my judgement in taking this shift was a little off, but hey I have a job!

Andy has decided he wants to do a show bunny for 4-H. I have to admit I'm less than thrilled about this but he seems to be enthralled in the reading material for this. Who am I to deny him something that he would really love to do so I started to download the papers he needs to complete for a show bunny project. Now I am completely overwhelmed. OMW that is alot of info, so much so I don't even know where to start. Should be interesting. I'll be happy if Andy makes it to the fair with a bunny that is actually still alive! Thank goodness he didn't want to do a rooster or a hen. I'm afraid the first time that rooster crowed early it would end up dinner that night!

Alex is doing and Art and drawing project for 4-H. He is really excited about it and I can't wait to see what is in store for him with  it. He starts school in 2 weeks. Oh the joys of the school year.

 I am actually looking forward to getting back into some sort of routine. The summer has been long but good.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I don't care what my family says I am TOO FUNNY!

Honestly I really do crack myself up sometimes. However my hubby only laughs at me when I'm not being funny. Seriously?? I am so not amused by that! Andy my precious 7 yr old tonight tells me Aunt Taren is funny Mom you not so much! I mean really. Death to Aunt Taren and I LOVE my sis.

I'm surrounded by funny people. My sister is funny, my hubby is funny. Today I was the messenger between Taren and Doug how were cracking jokes to each other through me on the phone. WHAT THE HEY BOBBY! I feel like a stick out of place sometimes. It seems I have a sense of humor all my own that only I understand. That's okay. I'm funny, I know it, in my head it's freakin hysterical!

I was searching the web for some pics to go along with my blog. and I came across this.

I can assure you this is a crock of poo. I laughed pretty darn hard when I saw this but I am still overweight. I mean really please. I spend a week with 2 of the funniest people I know laughed till my sides hurt and didn't lose a pound. Americans are little too gullible if this book is actually selling.

Just in case your wondering. Yes I did have another blog.  I had some technical difficulties with my blog and my primary email so here I am starting all over. my favorite thing to do. So if you decide to follow me it probably won't make you laugh but hey it made me laugh so get your own blog!