Friday, September 30, 2011

Still Got My Job!

I suppose I lucked out today as my boss didn't even say a word to me! Thank goodness! But I did notice that I am VERY slow when I'm back in laundry. I don't know what it is that makes me work so slow back there, but I just can't seem to keep up while I'm back there. So tomorrow I have 3 tubs of stuff to fold up in the morning...let's pray it goes fast. And they don't give baths on the weekends so there isn't as much laundry as there would be on a normal day. Also, Colby will be at his cousin's so I can stay a little later if I must.

I won't be in such a big hurry tomorrow as the Husker game won't be on until after 6. Thank goodness...but I'm debating if I will watch it because I just know it will be a rough game! We play Wisconsin and they're a pretty damn good team....we'll just have to see if we can pull it out or not. Then Sunday my Packers play! yey! I need to double check the time of the game to see if I will miss any of it due to work.

Now my next big deal today is to figure out what we're going to have for supper. There's leftover mac n cheese but I really don't want that. So maybe I'll just make some ribs for us and call it good.

As of right now I'm sitting on the couch with Colby and watching the Spongebob Movie....AGAIN! lol. I actually don't mind this movie at all. I could watch it all day long. Yes.....I'm that sad lol. OOHHH well. When you have a kiddo, you're more then likely going to find yourself watching stuff you never thought that you would. Also it keeps Colby quiet. He could watch this movie all day long also. Also I think Aladdin is on later tonight. I LOVE watching some of those older disney movies. I keep telling myself that I will slowly buy more and more of these so we adventually have all of them.

Really wish I didn't have to work so I could go spend some time with my family. I know I won't be back to see them for a good while. I will be back on the 20th for the weekend. I have my diaper party that weekend so I want to spend a few nights away from here. Also it may be the last time that I make it back to Seward before the baby gets here. Even tho I will TRY to get home for some craft shows. I love spending time with my family & friends.

Alright I believe that is all for this entry. Until next time!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Must We Work??

I was supposed to work today, but asked someone to step in and work for me so I could have a mental health day. I was good for the first few hours but then after 12, I got a text from my co-worker saying that I didn't do a good job yesterday and the boss knows. ................ugh, just great....................... so I basically have been stressing out because I've already gotten written up once this year for forgetting to clean a room. But I guess my whole attitude has shifted a little since that little event and it got me thinking. Do I really NEED to work?? I mean, yes, I need the money to help around the house and such, but right now I feel I need to focus on getting this house ready for baby and pay a little more attention to my little man who is already here. I don't want to get fired, but I guess if it leads to that, then I will just have to try my luck else where. I really don't think it will lead to that, but I do think he may...MAY.. talk to me tomorrow and whatever.

Anyway, I have all weekend to do a good job. And the thing is, I'm not the ONLY person who has had a bad day and didn't do all that they were supposed to. I mean, I can't bring my 2 year old up to work so I can stay a little bit later and get stuff done. It can't happen, and because I've done it before and then got in trouble later for it.

I guess I've just prepared myself for what tomorrow might bring. I would have thought that he may have called me about it, but he never did. All I can do now is just be ready for whatever gets thrown at me tomorrow.

Hmmmmmmmmmm....what else? OH...yes. I figured out that I need to go through and try and find all the REST of my baby stuff. I really can't find any burp cloths or anything little like that. I need to clean so damn bad. So I guess if I have still have a job as of tomorrow, I will just have to wait until October because I have plenty of time off scheduled anyway.

Not too much else really for thing entry, other then I'm still really nervous for tomorrow...but I have to deal with whatever happens.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I can bake!

So, last night I decided I would try my luck at pepperoni lasagna. I'm rather surprised that it turned out as good as it did. I was a little sad that our store doesn't have more types of ground meats to choose from, since I really wanted to use an Italian sausage that would have been better then the pork sausage but that's ok. I didn't take a picture of it, but it was definately amazing!

I also gave in to temptation and bought ice cream.

Needless to say, I'm REALLY excited about trying this! I've had co-workers rave about it, so it better be good!

Then I'm also making my attempt at crock pot rump roast. I'm not really too sure what it all entails but we'll try out luck! I'm thinking I will have Ray run to the store and get stuff to make cheesy hash browns since they are just AWESOME!! And I couldn't sleep last night due to the fact that I was CRAVING these!! Mr. Dells has the BEST recipe for cheesy hash browns. And I learned something yesterday, apparently they are also call funeral potatoes...?? Never heard that before in my life. We had some yesterday at our work dinner, but they weren't the same as Mr. Dells (a few less ingredients, but still delicious).

Alright I suppose I better get going on the roast. Ray won't do it, so here I go!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Packer Sunday!!

Apparently, my body doesn't know when it is a weekend because I just can NEVER sleep in. Oh well. I was up at around 6:30 this morning thinking about food (hehe yummy) and how once we get a deep freeze I will start making freezer meals to have before baby gets here. I think that will be much easier to do since I will never have the time to actually COOK anything. Might have to have my mother help me out a little bit with it, but that is ok. We'll also stock up on meat because then I can throw it in the slow cooker and call it good.

See what a baby does? Makes you start planning things SUPER FAR in advance.

So now it is just rounding 10 am and I'm sitting here watching Spongebob with Colby and drinking my coffee. The weekends are the only time that I drink coffee anymore. DEFINATELY need to clean the house today because we have Betty Jo coming tomorrow at 2:30 and there are toys and clothes EVERYWHERE!! UGH. Yesterday Colby decided he wanted to empty out his toy bucket and just sit and chill in it. So his toys are just scattered all over the floor. I'm pretty sure we're gonna have to start redoing his room so he can get to the toys much easier. Then maybe clean up won't seem like a chore because I'll be able to reach the toy bucket as well.

I'm also in debate as to WHEN I would like to start cleaning the house completely before baby gets here. I'm thinking I will be able to do it this coming month because I have so much time off. More then likely, I will just have to get all the clothes cleaned up, order our new pack n play and get that set up in our room in the spot that we want it and then clean out the closet because that is just craziness in there! I'll work on a bulleted list and post a page for it so I can keep track of what needs to be done much better!

As for the rest of the day, this afternoon my Packers play the Chicago Bears so I'm excited to watch!

The Huskers DID win last night....thank Buddha! I believe it was 38-14?? Not entirely sure because I was so tired and bored watching that I couldn't keep track of the score.

Alright, everyone have a great and relaxing Sunday!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another game day Saturday

It is now after 2 in the afternoon and we are back from Pork Days. I did get a few pictures of Colby at the parade, but I never did get my family picture that I wanted...grr. Oh well. Might have to set up the camera with the timer to get a picture with all of us in it since we're all wearing Husker stuff.

Otherwise, Pork days was ok. There really is nothing big that stood out for me. We could go back tonight for the free bbq, but I'm just going to stay home. It starts at 6:30, as does the game. Not worth it to me. I figured I'll just make some hamburger helper and onion rings for me and Colby and call it good. Considered something in the crock pot but I'm unsure what I would even make. I'm limited since I don't have much here for cooking with.

Anyway, today the Huskers play the cowboys from Laramie, Wyoming. I think I spelled that right? haha. Right now, Colby and I are watching The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. I actually really like this movie.....why? I really don't know why. Just do. Later tonight we'll watch the game and then just chill at home the rest of the night.

Tomorrow is Sunday and my Packers play. Need to see what station and time the play so I can watch.

Anyhow, hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Friday!!!

Thank goodness it's Friday!! I actually got out of work a little early today so that made me VERY happy. The only think that REALLY annoyed me today was that the drs office called and said that my dr wouldn't be able to see me the afternoon of the 4th because she's leaving after lunch. (go figure) Soooooooo instead of seeing her at 2:30, we have to go in at 8:30 THEN head over to the hospital at 9:50 to get checked in for our ultrasounds...grrr. I swear to god, we have had soooo many things rescheduled this week it's ridiculous. Oh well, it's still not for another 2 weeks so that's alright.

Hmmm...what else is new? OH! My cousin started a new blog :). Lady Lora Unedited She's definately the one cousin I turn to for her imput on things. She's also one of Colby's Godmothers :) She's just starting out, so hopefully she gets the hang of it and starts posting pictures and keeps up with the blog.

Let's see. Tomorrow we are getting up early (early, as in 8am) to head out to Stanford for Pork Days! To be honest, it's really NOT that exciting. In fact, it's rather stupid. BUT, Ray has the morning off and we need to do some stuff as a family so we are going. They have a small parade and some kid games and such, but really there isn't much else to do. I insisted that we go mostly because we have family that likes to go and Colby likes being out with his cousin's and seeing his grandma.

As for tv tonight.....don't know if there is really much on that I would want to watch or not, but I may just throw in a movie and call it good. I should read my book since I could have it done by tomorrow. I don't know.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just baking a cake

Tomorrow at work we are having a tailgating potluck party. I'm really excited because I can then eat whatever I want and not pay for it. Anyway, I decided I would bake a cake for it since I don't really have anything else to contribute. The only real problem I have with it, is that I don't have enough frosting of one kind for the whole cake. So, I'm thinking I'll just put chocolate in the middle and have white vanilla on the outside. Should be ok. If not, I'll just make brownies. We also are allowed to dress down and wear our team colors. I'm debating if I wanna wear husker stuff or just wear my Packers jersey?..Hmmm...

As for everything else, our meeting tomorrow with Betty Jo was yet, again, canceled. We'll just be meeting with her next week at our normal time. Which is just fine by me. I'm considering asking Ray if he just wants to go out to his moms on Friday night so we're already out there for Pork Days. Yes, I totally forgot about Pork Days. It's def one thing that we can afford to do since we had to borrow $20 for diapers and food. Grrr...

I also work next weekend and my dad told my mom to tell me that they can't watch Colby because dad has "plans".....for who? He didn't say, but I'm assuming this means he's involving mom with it. *eye roll* Oh well, hopefully Ray's brother & sil can watch him for the time....HOPE!

Ok, nothing else here.....we'll keep in touch!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

From Guy's Big Bite

Pepperoni Lasagna



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Boil 6 quarts of water, add pinch of salt, and cook pasta to almost done. Remove from water and shock in ice bath.

In medium saucepan add pepperoni and saute over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.

In a 10-by-14-by-3-inch baking pan or dish, pour 1 cup of tomato sauce in bottom and around sides. Layer lasagna sheets on the bottom of the pan, overlapping by 1/2-inch. Add 1/3 amount of ricotta, 1/3 amount of mozzarella, 1/3 amount of sausage, then sprinkle generously with the Parmesan, add 1/2 cup tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup of pepperoni. Repeat this 2 more times.

On the very top sheet, top with remaining ricotta, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and dust with Parmesan. Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven; let sit for 15 minutes. Cut and serve immediately.

Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 5 medium-sized garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 cups skinned and diced Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano leaves
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook over medium to low heat until transparent. Add garlic and cook until almost brown. Then add tomatoes and cook for 1/2 hour over low to medium heat. Add the basil and oregano and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper, cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

My Elf Rocks!

On the bump, us Dec 2011 Moms did a gift exchange. I just got my gift in the mail and it seriously has brightened my day completely!

I LOVE IT!! I can't wait to see the little man in it. This would be super cute for our family picture my parents want to do once the baby gets here. I'm soooo excited!

Along with the hat, the book that I bought off ebay also arrived today.

I didn't even realize that it was a book series. So I guess if I enjoy the book like I did the movie, I'll have to buy the other books. The print is a little bigger, so I'm guessing it's a "teen" book. Oh well, I should just buy the other books anyway.

My day has def gotten better!

My Stress Relever Song

This is the song I listen to when I just wanna dance.

Another Monday

Monday......ugh.....the word is like torture for my ears. I haven't worked a Monday for a good while so needs to say, I wasn't used to being there. Tomorrow we have Sue coming to the house at 11 to go over a few things with us about Colby. Should only take about an hour.

Ok, so this post was written very late last night and I was too tired to finish it. So, I'm going to continue it now.

Let's see. It's rounding 8 am here in good old Nebraska and I'm up having my coffee and listening to my little man jabber away while watching Spongebob. hehe Anyway, I'm up early because I figured I should get a start on cleaning the living room before Sue shows up at 11. We have clothes EVERYWHERE! UGH...I hate it, but I'm too lazy to even want to start laundry, let alone look at it.

Yesterday at work, we got next months work schedule...yea, I work 12 days the entire month. Needless to say, I'm not super impressed with my bosses scheduling skills. He, honest to God, screws it up EVERY.MONTH. And its not just my hours, its everyones. I tried to tell him that we should go over the schedule to make sure that it looks ok before he prints off the final copies but of course, he just laughs at me and tells me that if everyone has written down the days they need off, then it should be just fine the way it is. **eye brow raise** Yea, I guess someone else is gonna have to try and get him to see what I mean because he doesn't even take me seriously anymore...not that he really did to begin with. Maybe I'll just have to see if I can throw some of my PTO in there so I get a few more days worth of cash.

Let's see....what else?? I've been trying to get my Christmas list under way, but have noticed that I don't really have anything written all. I know what I want! haha. But as for everyone else....I'm stuck. Ray's birthday is coming up (Nov 7th) and I still don't know what to get him. I'm considering a new hat or maybe some husker & dallas cowboy shirts.

But, because I can, here is MY list of wants....

This is a mens zip-up, but idc.

this is an awesome hat!

I LOVE this top!!

This is what I'm consider for Colbers

So there you have it. Honestly, all I every want is Husker stuff, and my parents NEVER, and I mean, NEVER get me any. Very sad, but we'll see how this Christmas goes.

Any how, I guess I'm just a bit more concerned right now with Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up. Being 27 weeks & 1 day pregnant I could have this baby in 10 weeks if he REALLY wanted to show up. Makes me a little nervous since we don't have everything that we REALLY need yet. Which would be the basics really. Bottles, diapers, a few more baby clothes...etc. I planned on waiting for my Christmas fund to come in from work in Nov and just order everything I need with that off I'll feel better about it then.

Also, in Oct, my aunt is throwing me a diaper party. I really don't want everyone buying me stuff, but she is insisting that we have SOME kid of party. I almost thought about just having a meet the baby party after Christmas sometime, but with weather and all that, who KNOWS if it'd even happen. Maybe if my team makes it to the super bowl again I'll have a super bowl party at mom & dads. haha I'm sure they'd LOOOOVVVE that.

Another thing on my list is our Christmas tree. I bought a HUGE tree last year...I mean BIG. I absolutely love the thing to death, but I'm worried it may take up too much room anymore. I'm considering buying one of those pre-lite cheapo's from walmart. Last year they had one for $34. Ray thinks it'll be ok but we'll have to wait and see.

OKAY! I think now that I've jabbered for a good hour here, I better go and start cleaning! Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

No Packers Game :(

Since my packers are not on tv today, I am watching the detroit vs kc game (go Suh!). Anyway, while I watch, thought I would post a few of my favorite singers, actors/actresses...etc.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another long Saturday

Watched the game and I will say we did play better this time around. 51-38 was the final score. Congrats to my Husker boys! We do, however need to work on our defense...that was a little sad. But my baby Rex Burkhead made some pretty awesome plays! So proud!

Besides the game, there was not too much else really. I have discovered that my son likes oranges. I was rather surprised when he actually wanted more of the one I was eating. He's not big on fruits, but he's really starting to come around to them. I did get him to eat a fresh peach with me. I may need to start buying a few more of these random fruits and see if there are any more he would be willing to try.

Tomorrow, Ray will be home until 4. What we will be doing? More then likely, we'll be cleaning the house and calling Betty Jo to try and figure something out with our schedule because we didn't realize Colby had an eye appointment on Monday at 1:30. Betty Jo will be here at 2:30. Issues...

Also tomorrow my Packers play...YEY! I need to check what time they play, but I'll bet ya anything Ray won't want to watch the game with me. He'll probably see if his Dallas Cowboys are playing...*eye roll* I shouldn't act that way, but really...the Cowboys? Of all teams? lol...idk. I guess to me they seem like a banwagon team but that's just me. I'm sure you could say that about the Packers also. But I've liked them for years, as I'm sure he has with the Cowboys.

Alright, everyone have a great weekend!

Trends I Just Don't Understand

I keep seeing all these weird trends that I just don't they are.

1. Feather Extentions - I've just never understood the point of these. I understand that everyone wants to try something different with their hair, but really?? These are just annoying anymore.

2. Tight Pants on guys - I'll admit, some guys do look pretty hot with a pair of tighter pants, but honestly. My question to them is....WHY?? Doesn't your junk hurt being that bunched up?? Sitting looks like it hurts.

3. Bling - A few pieces here and there, sure. But to be completely "blinged out"... why?? It's totally tacky. I hate seeing people with nothing but bling...UGH. You look like a complete ass clown.

4. Vampires - Really? Since when did Vampires become a sex symbol? Now, I'm guilty of watching a few of the Twilight movies, but to be completely obsessed??

5. Weird name spellings - Why do people take beautiful names and just completely butcher them by adding a Y or - ayden at the end? Don't children stand out on their own without their names looking like crap??

Up all night

So last night was just one of those nights where you get to bed a little later then usual, you're REAAALLLLYYYY tired, but then you find yourself watching Food Network and then you're hungry. So you eat something...then you go lay back down...well once you FINALLY get to sleep, you start waking up every hour or so just to pee....UGH. Colby decided to just into bed with us too last night at some point, so now here at I, at 7:30 am, blogging because there is no room for me in our bed. Double ugh...oh well. I have all day to get a nap in.

Even tho I DOUBT I'll get a nap in since it is Saturday and Saturday is Husker game day...sooooooooooooooooooo, look like a nap will have to come later. We play Washington today at 2:30....wonder how this game will go since last weeks game was just a total crap hole. All I want is for them to figure themselves out already. They should have some of these plays down! We're doing a decent job of keeping up with our competition (score wise) but otherwise we're doing a piss poor job lately.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Can I Blog Now?: Children's books.

Can I Blog Now?: Children's books.: I am a huge book nerd. Love love to read. I hope/wish my children will develop the same love of books. I found this list on Yahoo recently...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dear Breasts

Please, please, PLEASE stop leaking! It's really starting to get on my nerves.


One frustrated mother

Potty Training has begun

This morning while I was in the bathroom, Colby had gotten up outta bed and came and found me in there. I took off his diaper to see if he would sit on his potty at all for me. Well, first thing he did was go and sit on his potty. He sat there for a good 3 minutes. When I was done I went and grabbed him a new diaper. When I got back, he was peeing in the potty!! :) I almost starting laughing because he was making a very serious face when he was going. But he did pee in the potty! I am soooo proud of my little man! He has used the potty before, but its been months since he last used it. I'm hoping maybe we can get a routine down to where he uses it all the time. Need to make a big old potty chart to keep track of it.

Hmm, let's see....... there really isn't too much else going on today. I do need to go into work today and try and get my one inservice done on the computer. I had ALL of them done, but then we get thrown another one just randomly....ugh.

Besides that, I'm thinking I need to start working on a list of stuff I want to get everyone for Christmas this year. I'm going to get my little man his wagon that I promised he'd get for his 2nd birthday and for whatever reason, it didn't pan out. May just give everyone else gift cards or whatever. I guess I'm just not too sure what everyone really wants....and also, I have soo much stuff that I NEED to get myself to have for baby that I don't know how much money will be left over to get any gifts. I don't know.

Speaking of holidays, I'm still looking for a costume for Colby. I don't want to spend a butt load of money, but I don't want to be cheap either....I don't know. Def need to start looking again. Not too sure what I'll be either. Considering being an angel and then letting Ray & Colby be little devils or something. OR we just all go as smurfs with blue sweat shirts and white sweat pants. Then I guess we could wear white stocking caps too. Hmm..that may just be what we do.

Next holiday after that is Thanksgiving. OOOOHHHH MAN....I've been telling my mother that her & dad are more then welcome to come out to out place for Thanksgiving, mostly because we don't want to be out traveling, but of course mother ALWAYS says, "Well Nyla, we'll just have to see how the weather is"...umm what? The weather for that day is usually pretty decent. Why don't you just say you don't want to come out? I figure they can come out Wednesday night and stay in a hotel (I would gladly let them stay at our house, but we seriously have NO room) and then come over in the morning Thursday and mom and I would make lunch and we'd just spend the day here watching tv and whatever. Then I figured her and I could get up early on Friday and go shopping...I know that idea probably won't fly with her, but hell, why not just come with me and have a good time? I don't stay out shopping for very long anyway. I told my dad this idea and of course, he's completely on board with it. Just have to keep pressing my mother about the whole thing and see what she says.

Then sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we should have a newborn! So as you would assume, we're not going anywhere for Christmas. I have also offered for my parents to come out on Christmas if they wanted. Of course my mother throws the whole "weather" thing at me again, but hell you know. I ask that they come and see us atleast. Hoping weather isn't too awful by then so they can atleast be here while I'm in the hospital with baby.

Ok, speaking of baby...I will admit that I am a little nervous about announcing his name to my mothers side of the family. Our baby's name will be William Douglas. William after my grandfather and Douglas after my uncle. Both have passed from cancer. I have already told most of my dad's side the name and they absolutely love it, and are really happy that I'm honoring grandpa Bill by using his first name. I'm really nervous about telling my moms family as Douglas was their little brothers name and he passed from cancer not too long ago. I want to honor him because he ment something to ME. But I also know that many of my family members would not be comfortable with me using his name (even as a middle name). For whatever reason I can see my one aunt having a problem with it because I'm sure she wants HER son & daughter-inlaw (who don't want kids yet) to honor their first son with that name. UGH....I already know if there is a problem with me using the name, I WILL stand firm on using it. It holds meaning to me and I don't give a damn what anyone thinks. The only reason that I'm rather positive that there will be some "discussion" about me using the name is because my mother told me I should probably "ask" my aunt (who was married to my uncle) if she was alright with me using the name. I've considered asking her for her opinion on it, but I don't think I should have to ask or get "permission" to use a name if I really want to use it. Maybe I'm just jumping to conclusions, but I KNOW this family. Even if they say that they like it, there will be talk about it later.

Anyway, I'm done talking about it. Think I'm going to go make some coffee and enjoy my last day off until tomorrow when I go back to work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 planning my wedding

No, I'm not engaged yet, but Ray and I have talked about getting me a ring come this winter. I decided that I would help him out and find a ring that we both would like and be comfortable with. So here it is...

I found this one from Kay Jewelers. It's a half carat I believe and is only $899.99. I showed him this ring the other night and he said we'll have to look into it. I mean, we could go bigger if we wanted since this is something that I would be wearing all the time. Anyway, we'll see if this will be my Valentine's gift or not.

Also looked online and found a place that we could have a small wedding but the only problem I'd have with that is that it would have to be at 10 in the I'm wondering if we did that if we would just have a small ceremony of close family & friends or get our vows reunited or whatever its called....*sorry, pregnancy brain*

Babies babies everywhere!

So last night we were told that Ray's brother & sister-in-law are expecting their 3rd child. We thought maybe she was about 10 weeks or so, but she's 4 months along already. She due Feb 24th. I'm excited for them. I would love to have 3 kids by the end of it, but right now, 2 will be a hand full as it is.

Let's see.....hmmm. I have my GTT today, and I still haven't eaten anything. I'm getting really hungry, but I'm still unsure what to eat. May just go get a breakfast burrito.

Not too much else really going on today. I plan on going through Colby's old clothes and sorting them by size and what not. I need to know how many of what sizes that I do have.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Making a list...

I've decided that I need to start making my list of things that I want/need to buy before and even after baby gets here. I will make a picture list. I think that will be better for me in the long run. Alright, here we go....

1. Bottles

2. Stroller

3. Carrier

4. Wrap

5. Baby Gate

6. Paci's

7. Mesh Feeder

8. Play Yard

rest of my weekend

Now I can talk about the rest of my weekend. Nebraska won 42-29, but the game itself was horrible! NOT impressed at all.

My nephew arrive at the house about 3:30. He wasn't too bad the entired night. I was expecting him to be much whinier then what he was. My parents def have much more patients with him then what I do. I was getting frustrated with him when he kept asking me for something and saying it so softly that I couldn't understand him and also talking to the floor. That was annoying. Otherwise, I did get him to clean up all the toys that he got out and he was passed out before 10 o'clock.

As for my little man, he wasn't really himself all weekend long. Was rather fussy, but that's ok. Friday night after the funeral we went over to Kandy's and he was playing Red Rover with all the other kids. Mom said he just walked up and grabbed the other kids hands. Then when they called him over he only got half way, stopped then some of the other kids helped him run across. I thought that was really nice. I'm glad he had fun and that they let him play. Kandy's brother Kevin got pictures of it so I'm hoping he will post them sometime.

Nothing too much else went on this weekend to be honest. We got home today and Betty Jo stopped over for an hour. Tomorrow I test for GD at the drs. Yes, I'm 26 weeks pregnant today...WHOO! In 11 weeks baby could come anytime. That is CRAZY.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This is a day in history that I, and everyone else around the world, will never forget. Today, to honor the fallen, I am to be silent from the computer.

We will never forget those who risked their lives to save another.

Always remembered.
Never forgotten.
United we stand.
We Are American's

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekend....Thus Far

Well, my beloved Packers pulled it out and won their game!! yey! Very excited about that. I did miss the first half of the game due to the funeral, but that is ok.

Speaking of the funeral, that went over really well. A lot more people showed up then what I had anticipated. I ended up sitting in the back of the church during the service, mostly because Colby was sleeping and I knew being closer would be a much longer walk for me to take him out...or for me to get to the rest room. As for the rest of the day, I had to deal with a few family members that I don't care for....well, I guess I should be honest, it's just ONE family member that I don't care for. I'm pretty sure she either doesn't care for me also, OR she considers herself "better" then me. We just choose not to speak to one another. Which I suppose is odd because we are only 20 day apart in age and you would think we would be rather close as friends. Oh well.

Besides that, everything else went really well. I tried so hard not to cry during the funeral, but then of course, the very last song, which was the same song we played at my grandma's funeral (who was the sister of my great aunt) was played and the lines "Thine the glory in the night, no more dying only light..." plays and I just lose it. (hell, I'm starting to cry now). I can make it through that entire song until that line starts, then it's all water works from there. And I will remind you, I am FAR from religious (hell, I haven't been in church for a good 3 or 4 years now...other then weddings & funerals) but those certain songs just hit me hard when they are played and I just can't help but cry. It also could be due to pregnancy too.

Speaking of crying. I was watching the Today show this morning and when they went to commercial, they played this State Farm commercial that just brought me to tears. It was of school children singing the song Empire State of Mind and they sang it to the fire fighters...OMG! Talk about water works. I couldn't get over how sweet and kind-hearted that that was. Even tho I don't know anyone personally that died that day, it for whatever reason hits me hard. When I get home I will have to find the commercial on youtube and post it here for you to see. But that commercial was soo sweet!

As for today, my parents are out of town doing a small festival out in Hastings. I WAS super excited about it as I would have the house all to myself and I could spend the whole day with my little man getting ready for the football game. brother called yesterday to ask my parents if they could watch my nephew, because they got tickets to the game. Guess who got volenteered to watch the little brat..........ME. Needless to say, I am less then thrilled about it. For one, he's not WELL potty trained yet. I'm HOPING that he will not come here and crap his pants completely because I don't think my stomach can tolerate those kinds of smells. I'm also hoping he's not extra whiney and starts begging for candy. Grandma has no candy in the house (because I ate it all, hehe) and I sure as hell will NOT go out to fetch more. I honestly feel a little bad for this child. He's going to have REALLY bad teeth with all the candy that he eats and all the milk that he HAS to have right before bed time. Glad it's not MY child. Don't get me wrong, I do love him, he just drives me nuts. My mom...well the whole family keeps saying "just wait until you have 2.." yea yea, I know.

Anyway, not too much else going on. I need to get going as I am wanting to get uptown and buy a few things before the game tonight...and before the little monster gets here.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Packer Game Day!

As much as I would love to wear my Packers jersey to work today, I can't because I'm suppose to wear a Villa t-shirt. Boo. Oh well, my little man is dressed up in his Packer jersey today :) so atleast someone is supporting the team! Too bad I won't even get to watch as I'll be at the viewing tonight.

Anyway, the reason today is a dress down day is because we are having our last staff/resident picnic for the year. I'm kind of glad that it's the last one. I get so annoyed with doing them because I hate all the extra fast walking I have to do. Oh well, it's fun to sit and bs with the residents sometimes. And it's a free meal where we get PAID FOR IT!!! So yet again.....hotdogs.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Co-workers suck sometimes

Sometimes I wish I could slug people while at work. Soo damn frustrating! Someone today had the nerve to laugh at me when I said I was proud of my low weight gain thus far. NEVER laugh at a pregnant ladies weight, whether it's good or bad. I just wanted to slap that stupid smile off her face.

Today, our shirts came in that we ordered. They are super cute! Can't wait to wear one tomorrow! Here they are!

I thought they were super cute! I told myself I wouldn't order anymore shirts from work, but it's really hard when they are so darn cute! And they are much easier to throw on then to wear scrubs. I have a shirt for just about every season! It's great!

Anyway, not too much else has really been happening lately. I will be going to a funeral on Friday for my Great Aunt Ruth. She will be dearly missed. I'm not looking forward to going, but I think I should go since she used to watch me a lot when I was little, and she was a lot of fun. You know, I always find it funny that her daughter (a cousin) would tell me how her neice (my cousin) was such a snot to her grandmother because she wasn't like her OTHER grandma because seh didn't take her to walmart. WOW...and people always wonder WHY I don't give a damn about her. She was ALWAYS a spoiled little brat who thought she was better then everyone else. She's now married with 2 kids, but I'm sure she's still pretty damn spoiled.

While I'm on the topic of kids, I should talk about mine. Mine's been acting as if he wants to try pottytraining....OOOOHHH MAN...makes me a little nervous because Ray & I are both on different time schedules so its hard to try and do it together like I would have hoped. BUT we must try. I'm still needed to get more slip-on diapers to practice with him taking off his diaper when using the potty. He does a rather good job with it thus far, but we just gotta keep practicing with it so he has it down. We also had Betty Jo over the other day to give us some advice on things we can do to help communicate with him. Some of it I'm a little unsure of how well it will work, but all you can do is try, right?

Other then that, Betty Jo will be back on Monday (as will I) to check in on how our week went with the advice. Then Tuesday we have our drs apt. I NEED to remember to take my little nasty orange drink with me so they can check my glucose levels and whatever.

Nothing else until then!

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Bump

Here is my lovely baby bump.

Hot Chocolate Morning

I just love that the weather has finally cooled down! I need to check and see what the temp is in the house...I'm guessing in the 40s or 50s...but I LOVE it!! I decided it is a hot chocolate kind of morning today, so I dug out my hot chocolate packets and made me some :)

We have a cook out to go to today so I'm not too sure what we will be wearing just yet. Gotta wait for the weather man to tell me how the rest of the day is going to be first.

Watching the news this morning is rather sad. Everything has been about 9/11 and the survivers and those who lost loved ones. This is just too sad for me. I'm still in shock that it has been 10 years since that day. I was at school waiting in my favorite teachers class room (aross the hall from my first class) and we had the tv on and saw that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center buildings. Couldn't believe my eyes. Then I was sitting in my American History class when we were told to turn on the tv again as the second tower had been hit. We watched for a while and then watched the buildings fall. I honestly wanted to cry. We may have been in the middle of the USA, but the fact that we're American's just made me fear for my life. I've never had more pride in my state and country then I did after that day.

I will play this song with Pride and Courage...knowing that we have some of the best men & women fighting for us and our freedom.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Josh Lucas

After a long weekend...

....I finally now have a few days off! YEY!!! (insert happy dance) I actually think the weekend went by rather fast, but that could be because I left work before 2:30 each day. I actually got out at 2 today...LOVE IT!

Speaking of work....I was rather annoyed when I walked in this morning. I work back in the laundry department, and there is a spare key that we keep across the hall in the nursing station. We keep it there so residents or visitors can't get into these rooms. (when I say "3 rooms", I mean 3 doors. we technically have 3 rooms, a dirty, a clean and the linen closet) Well, when I walked in, I noticed that there was a certain resident sitting right in front of the laundry room door (the dirty, as we would call it) and I question that because he NEVER sits there. Well, when I got closer I noticed the spare key hanging on the hook that is on the door. He yelled at me "Hey!" and I said "What ____?" <<-- I will not use a resident's name here. He replies "can ya help me?" and he points up to the key. I walked over and snatched the key off the door and said "Sorry, ____. That's off limits". He grumbled, but eventually rolled off. When I put the key back, the charge nurse was sitting in the nurses station. I told her that they can't be leaving the key hanging on the door. Her "reasoning" was that the night nurses leave it there because otherwise one of them might leave it in their pocket and forget about it. OK, that's fine and dandy, but what about the residents? What if THEY get a hold of the key? There are so many damn chemicals sitting in that room that any of them could drink or spray that are harmful to them. Or what if one of them gets inside then falls or hurt? COMMON SENSE HERE PEOPLE!! They leave it there for "convenience" but then it also become convenient for residents as well. Sometimes I wonder if people really think things through.

Besides that little upset, nothing too much else happened today. I was on time with everything and surprisingly got finished with ALL my work by 2. I didn't leave anything to fold for my co-worker, so her job tomorrow shouldn't be too hard.

Speaking of tomorrow, it's Labor Day and I will be 25 weeks along!! Whoo hoo! Only 15 weeks to go! Crazy to think that tho. But, in celebration of Labor day, we will be going to some relatives house for a cook out and some time off.

As for the rest of the week, Tuesday we have a lady coming over to talk to us about thing involving our son. Then it's back to work, but not for too long. I had a great aunt pass away yesterday, so I will be scrambling for extra money to put gas in the car so I can appear at her funeral. I was unable to attend the funeral of her husband (my great uncle) so I feel like I owe it to her to be there. Also, she was a great woman. She babysat me a lot growing up and I have many great memories of her that I can never get back. After that, I don't have much else going on. I may just stay in town with my parents until Monday when I get paid again.

The best part of the day.....Sweet Home Alabama will be on again tonight. I LOVE this movie. I know its just silly, but it's a great movie. Never gets old.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Final Score

40-7...US!! YEY!! Congrats to my Cornhuskers for a great first win of the season!

Game Day

It's game day baby!!! Nebraska vs Chattanooga. 23-0 at the end of the first half. Not doing too bad yet, but we still have another half of the game to play. We are very well known for doing fantastic at the beginning then sucking at the end or suck at the end and come back strong. It's like the break screws us up.

Jared Crick looks like he's buffed up a little bit since last year. Def got more arm muscle. Rex Burkhead looks like he's gotten taller...? Little odd as he's, what? 20 years old? I don't know how much more he would grow. Taylor Martinez is really starting to come into his own. He's still got a lot to learn, but I think by the end of this season he will have improved 3-fold. Even tho we lost a fantastic kicker, we also gained another one. Brett Maher started off his season pretty well with that 50+ yard field goal! Stafford had a really nice tackle...BOOM!

Those are just to name a few. There are some other great players that have made great plays, but I will get to those later.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Some days...

Why do I even bother at work?? I HATE work. Just when I thought I would be ahead of the game and have all the laundry done early and get home knowing I wouldn't have anything to fold in the morning....BAM. An explosion of pad jellies all over the clothes...had to rewash them so I was behind by about 45 minutes...grrr.

Oh well, I did get done by 3:15 today. So it ended up not being terrible. Just made the day not so fun.

As much as I would love to stop over at a co-workers house to check out her garage sale... I have 5 dollar to my name and can't really afford to buy anything. Might go by after my kiddo decides to wake up, but not sure yet. Decided to throw some chicken in the crock pot and see what we come up with.

I have, however, have been doing some research online and think I found a great stroller that might just work great for us.

The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Deluxe - Columbia $124.99

We already have a baby trend travel system, so this would be a really great thing to have. We won't be using a stroller at all until around March or April, since we DO have winter here in Nebraska. But our oldest will be 3 in April and our youngest will be 4 months, so this will be great! Didn't think I'd need anything like this, but when I wanna go for a walk, I don't want to use more then one stroller when we go. And this will be great when my boyfriend is home alone with the kids.

Also looking into a carrier. I'm considering a moby for the first few months, then I'm going to invest in an Ergo Baby Carrier.

I really like the black/camel color. My boyfriend wouldn't be so scared to use this carrier since it is not a girly color.

Lots of things to look into before baby gets here. Need to look into a pack n play also, but that will have to wait for now.