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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

My post on mommy Connection

So Holli's father and I have been really working on getting along. So this Christmas I asked him would he actually be here to see his child Christmas morning instead of seeing her a couple of days later in a parking lot.

He shows up at 4:30 am Christmas Morning with a huge bag of gifts and we sleep (well sort of :) ) until she wakes up at 8:30 or so. I was able to get a Wii & Wii fit for myself and Holli, a friend's Mom won 2 on ebay and said I could pay a little each month for it so yeah!!!

So Holli opens the Wii and goes what's this. I tell her it's a Wii and she says It's not a Nitendo DS. She then opens an outfit from her Dad. She opens up bratz stuff from her Dad, She opens up the American girl Doll and still No reaction whatsoever from Holli. None, nadda. She opens up a package and sees colored pencils and markers and go OH MY Goodness this is just what I wanted. She then opens up coloring books and heads to the table to color. We then get her back to finish her gifts (her Dad bought her alot of stuff). She opens the Nitendo DS and her game. (no reaction) Opens her stocking and see her HM lipstick and lets out another yell. So basically we could have bought her off with some crayola products and lip gloss. Don't you just love kids.

Alvin then keeps his word to her and takes her to his Mom's house for Christmas so she can have enjoy the holiday with his family. So I went and hung out with my best friend and he brings Holli to her house around 10 pm. She took her Nitendo to her grandmother's house and her brother showed her out to work the game. So she is now loving that toy and wants another game to figure out. I got to have some actual adult time with my friend and she made roast beef and all the fixins So all and all we had a pretty good Christmas.

Wanted to add that it was hilarious watching Alvin walk around with a coat on in our house. I keep it around 68 degrees. I guess holli and I are sue to it because wea re fine, but others come in and act like they are at the North Pole. Heat drys out holli's skin and make her eczema act up so cool air is best plus I am cheap and don't want an outrageous electric bill.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, it Dec 3, but I figured I should post about the Turkey holiday before I move on to Christmas. I hosted Thanksgiving at my house this year. My mom and little sis (yeah she's 20 and about 5 inches taller than me, but she is the baby) came on Wednesday to spend the night. My Mom was her usual self. I sometimes wonder if she actual enjoys the holidays. I made the deserts, put the turkey on, made the cornbread, started the sweet potatoes went to bed at 2 am. Holli loved having people in the house and loved having an Auntie to tortue so that kept her occupied until bedtime. I got up at 6 am to finish cooking and cleaning and then waited for my middle sister, bro in law, niece and nephew show up. We enjoy our Thanksgiving feast and then I crashed. I remember turning on the game, my little sister getting out the games because we always play board and card games together. I sat on the couch for a minute and when I woke up it was the 4th quarter of the Cowboy game and I had missed most of Thanksgiing. I was so excited about hosting at the new house, but I was not a very good hostess. So I guess the first Thanksgiving in our new home will not go down as a memorable one. I did win 60 dollars in the football pool so it was Thanksgiving was not a total disaster. :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Babysitter

This year was a first for The Diva. She spent the entire day alone with her father.
The Diva is in Kinder so she was out for school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and her after school program is only open when the school is open. I had to work so Dad was volunteered to watch her since he was off from work. The reports I received from The Diva is that she has the best Dad in the entire world. I am sure it has something to do with the fact that he let her watch tv and eat snacks all day. The report from Dad was that they had a great time. She was no problem at all and that he had swept my floors.

Later that weekend I was going to have Holli read her school books to me. She said she didn't have to read them because she had read to her Dad. He had told her he wanted to hear her read. Yeah I know, my heart thawed just a little towards him. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

How important is matching?

Holli was getting dressed. She has on Jeans and a really cute mint green sweater. She is wearing sneakers that look like ballet slippers and turquoise socks that show thru the strap on her sneakers.



Our conversation
Me- Are you sure you want to wear those socks?
Holli - Yes
Me - Do you think they match your outfit

Holli - They match my bedroom

Me- okay, carry on





:) Yep that’s my child

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A song for Obama

The Diva truly is excited about our 44th President Barrack Obama. I have to admit she was on board when he was in the primary and I couldn't make up my mind between him and Senator Clinton. The Diva has ALWAYS wanted President - elect Obama in the White House. She is excited when she sees him on tv, magazine covers and any mention of gis name. I was getting dressed one morning and heard her at her tiny piano and there she was singing her heart out to him in the toy room.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

It's on you!

So the Dad and I got into a huge fight over the weekend. Now looking back I was the one actually fighting and pissed off. I hate to sound like an old clique but it really was major PMS. I was tired, ornery and I really could not figure out why until Aunt Flo showed up 5 days early then the light bulb went off...that's why I am being such an unreasonable B. It was no all bad. He was bringing money for one of Holli's activities and actually expected him to meet him at 10:00 pm on Saturday. I told him No and hung the phone up. He was trying to explain why he needed to meet me so late, but again I continued to scream that I was not taking our 6 year old daughter out in the middle of the night. He had said he was going to do xyz so I told him It's on you and hung up the phone.

So Sunday morning he calls and just says I am going to come to you. WOW for once I don't have to drag our child out because of his schedule. He drives to our home, a house he has never been to even though we have lived here 6 months. He gets her and gets the tour and goes on and on about how much easier it was to get here than our old apartment. So does this mean he will start seeing his daughter. I doubt it. he still loves to use his part time job as an excuse for not being a part of his child's life. Holli was excited to see him of course. She showed him her room, her toy room, her book bag. she got pretend food out to serve him. I watched and wondered at what age will she stop giving him the unconditional love. I wonder when will she start not wanting to have anything to do with him because he is never around. I hurt for her because she is such a wonderful full of life little girl. She deserves a father who is there for her.

Looking back on yesterday I wonder if I had been my usual reasonable self would the the weekend have played out differently. Would I have had to drag my child out of bed early to meet him or would he still took the time to drive over here and realize we are not that far from him. I am glad my daughter had the 30 minutes with her Dad. It was good for her and she actually did not mention missing him today. Maybe being a out of control bitch sometimes is not a bad thing....:)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Dangers of Plastic Bags

Help solve a global problem by giving up this one little convenience.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We have a new president!!!

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OMG! Barack Obama is our President Elect. 40 odd years our country was in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. School children were being cursed at in Arkansas for trying to integrate a school, dogs and fire hoses turned on to peaceful protesters, people were killed for registering black votes, poll taxes, rights denied and now we have our first non white president. I am proud and happy in many ways. We now have a Democrat in the office. We have someone who is leveled headed and knows that the entire world is watching him and the decisions he makes. I am sure that he knows that he unfairly has the weight of a whole race on his shoulders. Our young black men have no excuse to look up to the hoodrats anymore! You can be anything you want young men and women of color - No Excuses!!!! Damn it we have a an educated well qualified, got his shit together BLACK president. Now listen to the Jefferson theme music play in the background - lol.

The poor Diva crashed before it was official. She has been telling me for a week that Barack Obama was going to be the President. She was so convinced that she told me that she was wearing her Vote hat to school on Friday for hat day because she had voted for the next president. Oh the faith of children. When we got home this evening and I turned on the tv we saw the first set of electoral votes. Holli was like did he Barack Obama lose. I told her No sweetie we have a long night ahead of us.We will know tomorrow. I was wrong. We knew at 10 pm. I can't wait to tell her in the morning.

I would also like to say I was impressed by John McCain's speech this evening. It was eloquent and dignified.

Election Day

Today our country will have either our first black president or a female vice president. Now those of you that know me know exactly how I voted. There was no way I could support Sarah Palin. It would not have mattered if she was black, brown, purple or pink. What get me so excited about this particular election besides that it’s history in the making, but how excited The Diva has been throughout this process. She got to vote at school and told be very proudly she voted for Barak Obama although he lost at the school election. She loved being in the voting booth with me when I did early voting and although I had to tell her to be quiet a couple of time about how we should vote in the polling place. She did very well and grabbed an I voted sticker on the way out. She then saw on Nickelodeon that Barak Obama had won and she was saying Barak Obama is the next president. I had to explain to her that the adults actually pick who the president and we would find out on Tuesday.

So this morning she woke and told me today is Tuesday we find out that Barak Obama is the president. You gotta love her.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The part time job

One of my co-workers is divorced from his first wife and now has a 2nd family with 2 children. He recently bought a new house plus he has 2 additional children. He mentioned in passing that the Attorney General's office is now trying to get a percentage of the money he makes from that. I said why not. He was all like that is not fair. I said in my situation then yes, her father if I could get it would have to pay money from his part time job. He does not pay half as much as I do for the care of our daughter (BTW he has a part time job that he makes quite a bit of money from, but the AG's office says they can't go after it because it's paid in cash. I bet if I got any kind of goverment assistance they would) My co-workers said, but that's because you have your daughter in a bunch of extra curricular activities. Now that gave me a pause...why would I not want my child to participate in activites, to gain confidence, to be a well rounded individual. As much as my child's father does irritate me in his lack of particption in his child's life. I am so glad that he does he does believe and supports our daughter participating in these activites. He does not attend a single event, but he does help out financially. I take that back I got him to attend one dance program and I swear he fell asleep during the event. All I can do is let him know the date and time of when she is doing what. It's on him if he shows up or not.

Speaking of extra curricular activites - I am now enrolling Holli in a Cheer Class and tumblig Class to get ready for our Christmas Classic in December. I am hoping to have her know how to do a herky and know how to do a perfect cartwheel by then. I hope I am not putting too much pressure on. She seems to enjoy it while she's there, but she hates to practice at home. I don't know if this is normal or does it mean she really does not want to do the competive cheer anymore. After Christmas, I guess we will discuss it and see what she thinks. She will aslo be doing 2 classes of ballet and tap in Nov and Dec- that she does not have option on. She will have to finish out the school year and then we will revisit in the fall. I plan to let her play indoor soccer this summer and take swimming.

I really hope I am not pushing her. I just hope that by having her always active she will not have the weight problem that I do.

Parent-Teacher Conference & Halloween

I had my first parent-teacher conference with The Diva's Kinder Techer, Ms. Dearman.
It went wel. Ms. Dearman says Holli is a little ray of sunshine who has lots of friends. She also said she is performing above level in reading. She is writing complete sentences in her journal and Math skills are great. Ms. Dearman plans to recommend her for the Gifted & Talented program that begins in 1st grade. Go Diva.

For Halloween this year I gave Holli the choice to go the the Fall Festival at Prestonwood Church, which he had done before or walk the neighborhood. She chose to walk the neighborhood and it gave us a chance to meet some of the neighbors on our street. We ended the evening going to the Trunk or Treat hosted my our area churches and we had a blast. I tried to get a couple of pics of Holli as the Metallic Copper Fairy, but my camera jsut would not cooperate. A new camera is going on my wish list.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Life is short

Today I am on my way to a memorial service for my Manager's husband who died of a heart attack on his way to work. He was 48 yrs old. This is tragic in so many ways
1.he was so youg. 2.he leaves his wife and daughter behind and 3.he had just started to take care of himself. He had called his wife that morning to say that he had lost 12 lbs and his doctor was getting ready to take him off of one of his medication. I can imagine he truly thought he was on the right track and could see himself getting healthier to live a long life. You just never know what life is going to throw at you. This bring be to question my own mortality. I am feeling my 41 years with the knee injury. I had to leave the grocery store yesterday because I could not walk up and down the aisles, but I can't be the fat person drving around on the motorized scooter. I have to do something. I have to get this weigt off. I can't leave my daughter motherless because I refused to take better care of myself.

My goal at the moment is to lose weight so that I can comfortable ride all the ride sat Six Flags with Holli in March. I have 5 months and 2 days. Today after the memorial service I am going to go get a scale and load up on frozen food. I stop at fast food places because I don't feel like coming home to cook. It might be more expensive, but I can't keep putting the fried crap into my body.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I feel so old

I twisted my knee on October 17, 2008 and I am STILL hobbling around on it. I begining to finally feel my 41 years. UGGGHHHH. I have really got to do something about my lack of exercise and get serious about weight loss. I don't want to be the fat person driving around on a scooter in Wally World in a couple of years. Must get serious.

The Diva is doing really great. We are getting in the full swing of activities and she is doing well at school. I have a parent-teacher conference on Monday and I get to hear about Holli's assessment and what we need to work on. I have invited her father, but I am willing to bet he will be a no show as usual. He is helping out financially so I guess that's where he feels his parenting responsibility begins and ends.

Friday, October 17, 2008

September & October Updates

September and October Updates

So much has happened since the first day of school. My little girl turned 6 on September 25 and got her first report card on October 3, 2008. Ms. Dearman, her teacher says she is a little ray of sunshine and so smart. She is already such a good reader.
We celebrated her birthday by going to the Rain Forest Café with Cousin Zoë, Aunt Rox and Miss Tiffany. We then finished the day with a visit to Build a Bear and Alaina the Cat is now a part of our family.

This past weekend Holli celebrated her birthday with a party at the park with some of her classmates and then on Sunday she had her first cheer competition of the season at Texas Stadium hosted by the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. The Pee Wee Texas Cutez placed 2nd and got a bid to the Nationals in San Antonio in May.

We are now getting ready for the holidays in our new house.

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Baby is in kindergarten

This morning on my 41st birthday I dropped by baby off at Kinder. Our morning started off as usual, me waking her up, Holli wanting to sleep in. Note to self - do not decide on the day before school starts to get your child to sleep in her bed. So she really did not get any restful sleep until after midnight. Poor thing. I am off today so I am picking her up at 3 so her day will not be too long. I fix her breakfast and while he is in the bathroom I grab my cell and call her father and tell him he needs to call his daughter and wish her a first day of school. He calls back and Holli tells him all about what she is wearing and that she is going to have a good day. Holli gets off the phone and goes Mommy, Daddy is so nice to call me to tell me to have a good day. Yes sweet he is as I bite my tongue. We then have a convo with cousin Zoe and guess what those 2 little girls can talk. I finally told Holli she had to get off the phone so we can leave for school.

So we take a few pics in the front yard and Holli is doing her Diva pose. All good. She reminds me I need to make her carseat a big girl carseat - meaning she wants it to be just a booster and not the whole car seat and head off to school. Holli seems okay until we have to wait in the cafeteria to go to class. She seems to get more nervous since there are so many kiddo. It's not anything like daycare. We get to class and I want to take her picture with her lanyard on. She looks at the camera, but refuses to smile. She just wants to know where is Crystal, our neighbor. I explain to her that Crystal is in PreK not Kinder so she will not be seeing her.
So I leave her. A little girl is crying. As I am walking out the door I here the announcement that they are standing for the pledge then I think Damn, I should have stayed longer, but I really think I was making it worse.

I truly thought I would be very emotional about all of this, but I seem to be taking it well. It's not hard to leave her since she has been in daycare almost 3 yrs. We are use to dropping off and seeing each other in the afternoon, but it was a little weird. It means that this is beginning of the journey of her eventually leaving home. I better enjoy the next 13 yrs to the fullest.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This is life...

So there have been lots of changes going on in my life

I survived the layoff so I will be moving to a new office in Lewisville. A friend got the axe, but she was expecting. She was not well liked. I am still looking fora new place to live. I have not been able to find an apartment that I like. I am sick of apartment living. Neighbors who are loud, don't care how they live. The last straw has been coming home to find the kids throwing watermelon rinds on my balcony and my upstairs neighbors who totally do not understand that other people live around and under them. Kids running constantly, loud tv, loud music. They can be quiet, everytime I call security or the police department on them they are VERY quiet for a week. I don't expect them to be VERY quiet. I would just like to sit in my living room and not hear their tv or listen to their kids run from the living room to the bedroom for 30 minutes. So I am looking for a house, please pray I find something decent in my price range and that I can find a cheap fridge.

Holli's Dad is still showing up to see her. This weekend we are traveling with him to see Holli's older sister graduate from college. I am so proud of her.

As for Diva news - Holli's cheerleading team competed at Six Flags this past weekend and got first place in the school/rec division. I was so proud of the girls for doing such a good job and nailing the stunts. I also managed to beat 3 other guys at a water pistol game on the Midway. Holli was yelling High Five Mommy. She was so happy. It was awesome day. I was tired and so sore after leaving and I think my lgs are begining to feel normal again.

Well that's about it for now...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Time with Dad

Holli's Dad did something he has NEVER done before. On Wednesday he picked her up from school, took her to dance class, took her to Mcdonald's to eat and play and the brought her home. He got her to class 20 minutes late and then one of the parents had to find him at the end of the class, but he did do it. He now has to do it again and get it right (lol) , but Holli was oblivious and all she knows is that her Dad spent timw with her. She needed it. She had been crying for him, she had friends that had told her she did not have a Dad and so she got to show her friends that yes the mystery man actually exist. She now has not said another word about him and we had been on a 20 times a day talking about him and going from crying to being mad at him. She had given me her stuffed heart pillow he had bought her because she said I loved her. Hopefully this is something he will continue.

On Friday our church Hebron community Church had a health fair and movie on the lawn. I got a wonderful 20 minute massagem but my blood pressure and the diabetes test were in the "warning" zone. I am going to follow up with my doctor. I had jsut eaten dinner 20 minutes before the test so that might have been why I tested 142 on the diabetes test. I have always tested around 92 with the fasting test so this is something I really plan to look into. I do not want diabetes. The best part is Kim,Declan and Bella joined us at the church.

Sunday we did a bad thing. Holli had a birthday party on Sunday that ran over into cheerleading practice. I skipped cheerleading with another Mom and we just sat and visit. It was nice. I did make Holli practice the cheer yesterday and today. So my concious is a little at ease.

Weight loss is fine 1 pound down which is great being that I have had no time to work out. Holli's activites and looking for a new place has really gotten my schedule off. I have narrowed my search down to 2 apartments and the duplex. So I need to compare and decide.

Well that's about it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Apartment Searching

I am looking for a new place to live for various reasons and we went to look at different apartments. So we go to one apartment complex

We went and looked at apartments this weekend. So we are talking to the leasing consultant and the woman goes. Why are you moving? I tell her I am looking for something nicer, bigger. Holli pops in and says very seriously. We need 2 bathrooms. We have 1 now and we NEED 2.

The leasing consultant could not talk for a minute or so.

We then go look at the apartments. Holli keeps trying to give me the small bedroom so the leasing consultant goes. We do have a roommate plan and the rooms are the same size. Let's go look at that one. Holli walks in and inspects the place and goes this is nice Mommy which room do you want.
The leasing consultant now insists that we live there so she can talk to my child.

I think Holli and I need to just part company now. She gets her on place and I get mine. :)

Weigh in today was not bad. I did not lose or gain. I am happy because I basically ate crap all weekend. Now time to get back on track.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday Weigh In

I am down 2 more pounds. Woo Hoo

Tonight I am rearranging the living room and putting the eppilitcal machine in there.
I will then have no excuse to not make my Sun/Tues/Thurs workout. I am trying to get in some shape so I can take the Tons of Fun class at Rosemeade this summer.
I don't want to pass out the first day of class because I can't do 30 minutes of cardio

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Holli's Spring School Picture

Who would have thought a 5 yr old could look this cute and to think I almost did not buy them.
I had bought picture of Holli in the fall. She looked like my cute little diva. Her daycare has everyone take a picture even if you are not going to buy them. So we gussied her up and I figured I would buy at least 1 sheet of pics if they turned out okay. Well I am trying to manage my funds so I went inot the daycare on prepared to not look at them. The director, (THANK you Miss Diane) insisted that I least look at them. She said she had seen them and Holli looked beautiful. I am thinking what the heck why not. And viola this is her picture

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I am so glad I looked and bought. My beautiful little girl is growing up

Losing Weight

So I decided 2 weeks ago I really needed to lose weight. I hate my belly, it drives me crazy. So I did not do any formal meal planning. I decided I would just workout 3 days a week. So far so good. I lost 4 lbs. Tomorrow is another weigh in. My problem now is that I go to the apartment gym to workout while Holli is still at daycare. I went ast Tuesday and the room was full. Ha we have 4 cardi machines and a weight station. So I am thinking I need to rearrange the living room and bring the eppilitcal machine into the living room that way no excuse because the room was full. I can still coem home and get a workout in before I pick up Holli. I am leaving her at daycare later so she can play and get some of the running out of her system. She is hating it because she does not get to run wild outside with the other apartment kids.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Incident at Work/ TX BBQ and a Workout

So my weekend started a little crazy at work. We have 2 team leads who have been given power and responsibility and have let it go to their heads. For the most part they have truly left me alone and have chosen to terroize other people. Well I Friday we had training on a new program since we are going to soon merge with Harcourt. We had to be trained on their program. I was sitting next to a coworker Kim. Katherine one of the evil twosome walks into the training room loud, country and ghetto as usual and goes Robbie and Kim you two are not sitting by each other. and walks out of the room. Another co-workers goes is she joking. I say I guess so because she is not my supervisor, I am not her child and she is not going to talk to me like that. So she comes back in again all loud and says it again. I tell her I am not moving, Kim turns around and ask her why she is talking to her like that. I say I am not your child you do not talk to me like. She goes oh well I am sorry, but Kim you have got to move and stand behinds Kim's chair like she is an disobediant child until Kim moves over one seat and she then sits in between us. I am sitting in my chair fuming and then decide that I need to go to talk to our supervisor. So I explain to her what happens and you know what she says. Maybe she wanted to sit by you to make sure that you understand it. I could not believe it and asked her (my supervisor) Why would some one talk to me like I am something that they scraped off the bottom of their shoe if they were trying to help. So then her magic solution was that I move chairs and sit by another co-worker. Nope not going to happen. I did nothing wrong so I told her I was not moving and that I was professional enough to ignore her. So after the meeting our supervisor talked with her along with Katherine's partner in crime Connie (another evil little heffa) Katherine came out all swolled face. I decided to think about it over the weekend, but Monday I am writing a formal complaint and sending it to our HR dept. I seriously doubt anything will be done, but at least I feel like I am standing up for myself.


Now on to the good stuff. I am on a wonderful board called Mommy Connection where I talk to other Mom all over the US. We have a couple of members in the UK and Australia also.
Well some of the TX Mom's got together to have a BBQ since Kim's husband was on leave from Iraq. We had such a blast and Holli has a new friend named Becca. Becca is 3 yrs older than Holli but they have such a blast together. We are planning sleepovers for this summer.

Today I actually went to the gym and did a 20 minute workout on the treadmill. Yeah me. I am still not going to do any formal diet at the moment. I am just working exercising into my life. Next month I plan to work on food.

Well that's it for now

Monday, March 24, 2008

Suga's , The Tiara and Happy Easter

Holli went to stay with my Mom for her Spring Break this year. She’s in daycare so she truly does not have a spring break, but she hears other people talking about and decided she needed one also. I took her to my Mom’s house on Sunday March 17 and decided to stay for awhile and talk to my Mom before she went to pick up my little sister.

Holli walks up to me and goes…

Holli – Mom I thought you said I was staying at Suga’s by myself
Me- You are Sweetie
Holli- Then why are you still sitting on Suga’s couch. Its nighttime outside
Me- Holli I know it’s nighttime. I am talking to my Mom and when I get thru I am going to go home
Holli- but when

Little Heffa. She had a great time at Suga. On Tuesday she started to cry for me so I went to pick her up. She told my Mom she had lots of fun and wants to come back, but she missed her Mom. Just when I am ready to put her out of the house she goes and says something like that.


Well the next day Holli is getting ready for school and wants to wear her St. Patrick’s Day tiara to school. I tell her she can’t take a toy to school so she can’t wear it. Without missing a beat she goes Mommy, a tiara is not a toy, its jewelry. You can wear jewelry to school. LOL yeah right kid.


Easter was kinda of a dud this year. First of all it was soooooo early. Thank God we will not be having anymore middle of March’s Easter’s for awhile. Saturday, Holli and I got up and went to the clubhouse Easter Egg Hunt; we then went to the one at the library and finished off the day with an early dinner at Chik Fila. Not to bad. Holli begged to play with the stuff in her Easter basket. So I had to give her a very firm NO and threaten to throw it away before she would stop asking. She is persistent if nothing else. Next year I am hiding the Easter stuff in my closet. I am not doing the Easter Bunny leaving the stuff at the house, but Easter goodies will not be sitting on the table for me to be asked about every single freaking day.

I had also presses Holli’s hair so this was her first Easter without Afro puffs. She looked so darling. I hate that my camera is broken. I plan to take pictures everyday once I get my camera replaced. I hate not having a camera. It is my next priority.
Anyway I digress; I woke up Easter with horrible cramping and was bloated beyond measure. I tried to wear my Easter Dress (got for $10 bucks at Goodwill – woohoo) but it was not happening. After going thru about 5 other outfits I finally decided on my black knit pants, black tank and turquoise top. Holli was in her very beautiful yellow Easter dress. We looked like Mutt and Jeff. Anyway I get to church and I was probably one of them most dressed up females. People had on jeans; it was so laid back and casual. I can’t believe I was making a big deal out of an outfit. . So we get there and because I was not feeling well. I had not started dinner. Little Caesars was closed for Easter so off we go to Wendy’s for an Easter Dollar Menu lunch. I the take a nap. Holli watches her movies and I finally find the energy to get up. We color eggs, I cook our Easter dinner and then we watch the game plan. I enjoyed it, but it was really too long for Holli. She had ever seen the ending.

So Easter was not what I was a hoping for this year. Hopefully since it is in April next year and I will not be paying off large debts we will have a really great Easter complete with an actually Easter lunch and lots of pictures.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Life is good.

2007 ened and 2008 began with my life just in a mess. I felt like I was just going thru the motions trying to hold it all together. I can now say as today I can finally say the fog has lifted and things are about 5000% better.

Now my main problem is the upstairs neighbors from hell. They have 2 little boys who they allow to run nonstop untill 11 pm some nights. I tried talking the wife and all I got was this blank stare from her while the 2 boys wrestled behind her. I filed a complaint with the office and the husband lied and said that the boys are in bed by 9 pm. Tonight I had to call security on them for loud music. I got tired of waiting for a call back and jsut beat on the ceiling. Even Holli is complaining and wants me to go to the office to complain again.

Part of me wants to be an adult and work the the apartment staff to solve this problem. Theo ther part of me wants to go thru the apartment beating on my celing with a broom so they can get a taste of their own medicine. I really need to look into renting a townhome or house in the fall.

Other than that Holli suppose to be staying with my Mom for 3 days. My Mom usually flakes out on me so I am waiting for the call when she tells me she is sick and can't do it or she keeps Holli on Sunday and asks me to pick her up on Monday. My Dad wanted her this week also, but I did not feel like driving to Itasca in the middle of the week to pick her up. Now if I could get her Dad to get his head out of his ass and be a part of her life.

Well that's about it for now.

Friday, January 11, 2008

2007 Update - October

Hello I am updating from the past year and then hope to move on to regular posts at the end of each month

Well it’s officially fall, but not really here in Texas. We are having some cool morning, but the afternoons are still in the low 80’s My daughter wore long sleeves and a coat to school this morning, but will need shorts when she gets home.

I am a little behind in updates so here it goes. I will have to add pictures later. My digital camera has decided to go kaput so I am doing old school and now have to have pictures developed and loaded to a CD. The one thing that I am actually in the 21st century about and it has died.

October 24

Holli had her dance performance. She is in a pre-intermediate class and I can really see how much she has learned from her beginners class. I also got to see the competitive, perfectionist side in her even more. She got an answer wrong when Miss Jasmine asked her a question so after that she was bound and determined to get every answer and show each step the rest of the class.

October 26

Fall Carnival at her school. It was small and personable. Holli had a great time because she got to wear her official Cinderella costume and not last year’s Tinkerbell costume she had to wear to school earlier. She loved the bounce house the best. I did not think she would ever leave so I gave her tickets to someone else

October 30

We had a Fall Carnival at our apartment complex and I won a cake. They tried to give me the monstrosity of a cake. It was a large jack o latern, but I passed on it and got a little loaf cake. We had a great time. The evening was marred by vandals who decided to slash tires in our area. Thank God my tires were not one of the cars, but I feel so sorry for the others. Some people had all 4 tires slashed on their cars.

October 31

Princess Cinderella officially reigned in our home. She wore her costume to school and they visited a nursing home that morning and the evening we went to the carnival at Prestonwood Church – OMG that is a big church. I did not realize that it actually cost money, I am so glad I brought some money. I bought a book of tickets and had a blast.
Holli did the bounce house and we rode the train together, but her most fun was getting to join the kids on stage from PCA and sing the closing song to High School Musical 2 All for one something… She loved being on stage and afterwards I could not get her to do anything else. She wanted to hang out around the stage in case she got to go back up there. She is also so sweet to the little ones. I know she wants a little sister so whenever she sees a little girl around 2-3 she takes extra time to talk to them. She even gets down to their level and talks to them. One of the Moms at the Carnival told me she was willing to rent her daughter out if I wanted to take her home. Lol. We left the carnival before the crowds started to appear and grabbed some Chick Fil A. We were sitting on the couch eating and Holli lays her head on my shoulder and goes Mommy I had so much fun tonight. Thank you for taking me to the Festival. I love you. That was so sweet. All I could think was That’s why I keep you around little girl.