Can I have some?

welcome to my blog.

a place to post. a place to eat oreos. a place to vent. a place to heal.

i started this blog so i could use a different outlet besides munching on fattening oreos. as if that has done any good... *mind wanders to oreo package in the house...*

then i realized that oreos can be semi symbolic. if you are are that crazy about oreos that is. which... i am.

eating oreos is therapeutic for me. when i am struggling or when i need a pick me up. they have chocolate. and sugar. both of which help lift my mood. not to mention that i eat them soaked with milk, which is my miracle drink.

i post my posts to not only get stuff out. there may be people who read my blog who have been in the same kind of situations as i have. i hope reading them and knowing that others have gone through things like i have, will be to you what eating oreos does to me.

and yes. i didn't capitalize anything in here. i just felt like it. deal with it.

munch up.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

So this post has been on the back burner of my mind for sometime. And I apologize to anyone who has been haunting this blog trying to find out if I got a ribbon at the state fair. (though I doubt anyone has been doing such...)

So I hope I can remember everything I have been wanting to post about. Beware. This has the potential to become a very long post.

First things first: The state fair.

We found this first... (obviously...) I got first prize!!! ^_^ Look at that lovely display!

Then we visited the animals:

They have this cool "little hands on the farm" thing where they plant seeds, and harvest food and milk. It is really fun. Here is Bug with his basket.

Collecting wool.

Getting the eggs. You can see the apple, milk carton, carrot and wool in his basket here.

Random pictures to show you how my kids have grown. Squirmy is really getting good at controlling his neck muscles. Notice how Bug is more blurry here than Squirmy is...

This one Bug was too smart for me. I tried to get a candid shot, but he knew, and kept his eyes shut. It was cute to see them all cuddled up together, but you can kind of tell that Bug is posing. I should put the amazing picture my mom took of me posing pretending to be asleep. She didn't know for a really long time that it was posed.... haha. Looks like Bug has my same talent... or rather my same mischievousness to get his mom to take a picture of him pretending to be doing something he is not.

I thought this was a pretty cool pic. We are kind of doing the same pose. :)

So cute!!! I think he just woke up. :)

HAHA! What else can I say?

Yes, this picture below all this text was posed. I told him what to do. But I still feel like my little guy is amazingly powerful. He has been out of diapers since the 12th. In the morning I finally flat out told him "I'm not putting a diaper on you." This was the fourth or fifth day (I may be exaggerating, but not by much) when he woke up and completely soaked his diaper and soiled his bed in a row! I couldn't take it anymore. Changing sheets that often with a diaper on is just uncalled for. He must have heard the finality of my tone because he contemplated for a second, went over to the drawer where we have the pull-ups and said, "Lightning McQueen?" I jumped at that. I went to the drawer were we have already been stocked with underpants that were Lightning McQueen and said, "Well, these underpants have Lightning McQueen on them too." I was shocked that he agreed with it. This is coming from a little boy who flat out refused to even contemplate wearing underpants for a few months. Even the mention of the word would almost cause a tantrum.

He has been out of diapers since. He has gone back and forth between underpants and pull-ups, but he hasn't soiled the bed ONCE since that morning. Talk about a complete turn around!

Hurray for my amazing little Bug!!!

He wanted to get a picture of his "potty treat". So there you have it.

As for an update on Squirmy. He is doing very well. He sometimes will refuse to eat unless I am laying down, which can get frustrating (like when we are out and about... I don't mind laying down to feed him while we are at home... *wink wink*) I think he might be teething, but I am still not for sure on that one. He has gotten enough control over his arms and hands now that hearing him suck on his fingers is a normal occurrence around here these days. When ever Squirmy is awake and happy, Bug will come and get in his face and chatter excitedly with him in what I like to call the "heavenly language". Bug still appears to understand such language. He hasn't quite grown out of that yet. :)

As for the adults in the home, we are doing good. Rocket Scientist has been able to get some overtime this week and that is good for our income. I am working hard in my business. Striving full out to get thirty faces in this month. And trying my very best to be positive. Even to do something I have felt was silly for the longest time. Positive affirmations. I hated the idea of saying such things like "I am 140 lbs.!" when it is most obviously not true. But in any case I have been striving to change my attitude. And that has been a huge blessing in our lives. We aren't so stressed and cranky at home anymore. It has helped me get over being upset when hard times arrive. I have also, amazingly have found sometime to get more done on my story, which has been a wonderful feat. :)

And so with that long update... I bid you... goodnight. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bug's Prayer

Should have posted this on the last one, but forgot too. So here is another post overflowing with Bugification cuteness.

"Nnn Heavenly Father... nnn bless the food... nnn we're all hungry... nnn Jesus Christ AMEN!"

The nnn's I can only account them to be ands. Or other words that are similar.

One time while he was praying I forgot to turn off our surround sound music that was playing from my computer, and during the prayer the song changed to Sherl Crow's "Real Gone" (opening credits of Disney's Cars) and Bug said "nnn Lighting McQueen..." right when the song started up... quite fun.

There have even been times (usually during lunch) when Bug says, "Nnn Daddy's sleeping..."

Ah the wonderful sweetness of innocent prayers. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Hello all.

So... it has been a while, I know. Starting a business tends to take a lot of energy and time and I will be the first to admit that I haven't been spending it as usefully as I could have. But enough of that...

I have found a good way to explain one of the ways that Bug is OCD... not sure if he really is, but he sure acts like it sometimes. Probably only because he is a little boy and they like to know what is happening next. Anyway... he is very polite. "What's that you say?? A three year old boy... POLITE??" Yes. That is what I said. There have been times when I forget to say please (more often than not.... I'm much better at saying thank you than please) Bug will tell me to say please. If I don't say thank you for setting the table or some other act, he will insist I do until I comply. Good thing? Of course. Annoying thing? Of course. But then... there could be worse things he could be doing besides teaching his mom manners.

He also tells us to share quite frequently. Like.... "Share the cookies!" or "Share the candy!" You get the idea... lol

When Bug and Rocket Scientist are "rough housing", Bug has gotten it in his head that he can attack Daddy as much as possible and not be attacked back as long as Bug is "safe". So what he does, is attack Rocket Scientist, and runs back to me as fast as he can to be "safe" in my lap. When he does this, he runs back saying "safe! safe!" It is quite cute.

Squirmy is at a very cute stage. When he isn't screaming he is all smiles. I just look over at him and he smiles at me without any encouragement. He coos and just makes those adorable little baby sounds that everyone loves. It is wonderfully cute.

I have re-entered the "world of periods" and I'm not too happy about that. I really hate periods. Not because they are particularly horrible for me... I have known women who get cramps so bad during their period that all they can do is lay on a couch or something clutching their middle until it is over. I'm certainly not like that. I just don't like them because they are gross. Too much info men readers? It's ok... I'm done now. Except to say that when I started, it came to my realization that I have not ever been breastfeeding while having a period. Little Angel died too soon for that to happen, and I gave up breastfeeding Bug too early for it to happen as well. Yes. You read that right. Squirmy has already out lived Little Angel. Or I would rather say... out grown. But anyway... interesting how silly little things like that could point that out to me.

Another quick update thing... remember my winter cross-stitch scene? (if not the picture is on the side bar.) Well I was talked into entering it into the state fair. So I did. If you live in the same state as me... feel free to stop by and see it for yourself. Especially if you haven't seen it in person. It is much bigger than it looks in the pictures. I will be going down for that tomorrow since it is cheaper than going any other day. I'm quite excited. It has been a long time since I have been to a fair and even longer (never) since I have entered anything in a fair. We'll see how it goes. I'm sad that Rocket Scientist can't come with me, but with his work schedule... well... lets just hope he can get a different one soon.

And that is it ladies and gentlemen! Off I get ready for a MK appointment... tune in next time to see what award I got at the state fair!!! (that is if I get one.... :p)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New website!!

Ok, so just a warning... I am way excited about this.

If you check this often enough, you know I just started a business with Mary Kay. (if not, check a few posts down...) And am enjoying every minute of it. (well... not every minute... everything has its ups and downs...) Anyway, so I'm way excited about a specific part of this whole thing. I just set up my own personal website where anyone in the USA can order! Isn't that great! I'm way excited about this. So for now, I will attach the link with this post, but I will gather the help from my hubby to make a cool button that you can click on the side bar.

A few features that I'm way excited about... you can upload a picture of yourself and do a virtual make over! I played with this yesterday and had a blast. It even goes so far as to let you change your hair! The color, the length... even highlights and just... everything! You can pick your own colors for make up, or you can click on make up looks from professional make up artists!! It is way fun even if you don't enjoy make up a ton, it is still pretty fun to play with. After you get your "look" you can send it to friends, print it out, or you can have it put all your make up on an order form and you can get your perfect look! As I said before, I send to anywhere in the US. So check it out! (whoops... there goes my blog name... ah well... :p)

I will try to not make this blog a Mary Kay promo-site, but I will also add this disclaimer... I just started a new business, and with that, it takes up a lot of my time, so I may tend to talk about it a lot right off the bat. I'll try to curb my enthusiasm for it though for times when you are talking to me on the phone begging for product! (haha...)