Sunday, January 31, 2010

Oh, shit.

I yelled today. A lot.

I feel awful about it. I'm beyond stressed and am taking it out on the kids. I had such a horrible day. I'm hoping that after the kids are in bed that I can curl up and cry away some of the stress. The only way that I'm making it through the day is that I keep telling myself that tomorrow will be better. It has to be.

Between the selling/buying a house thing, Matt on nights plus working overtime making him only home for a day and a half over a ten day span, on top of the normal everyday stresses - It's taking it's toll.

I'm so tired of having to repeat myself 1000 times before someone responds to me or even acknowledges that I exist. The fighting, oh the fighting - that's a whole other blog entirely. The attitudes were things I seriously never thought would happen to kids until at least the age of 10. Wow, I was w-r-o-n-g. Madeline and Leah have even started to join in screaming when they don't get their way or a toy is taken from them.
I'm tired of doing something just to have it undone not even a minute later. (I know, that's what kids do but it still gets old.
I'm sick over fighting about meals. Just eat or don't eat.
I must repeat this saying a million times every day...

You get what you get and you don't get upset.

Maybe I just have to keep telling myself that.

Now what?

We thought we had it all figured out. And now we don't. We're back to square one with selling our house. We're struggling with really, really wanting to move since we pretty much hate the location of our house and all of the people around us. They're just all 'trash' with very few exceptions. We can get approved for a mortgage so that's not the problem...the problem is this ~ When we look at houses we like versus houses we love, we find that the houses we love are slightly over what we want to spend right now. It would make us literally house poor. So do we wait another year (GROAN) so we have more of a down payment to get the house we love but risk the interest rates going up and the price of homes going up to the point where we're not really getting anything more than we can comfortably purchase right now? We never want to move again after we leave this house. So what we purchase will be our forever house (hopefully). I'm just so confused. I don't want to rush into anything and make a mistake and I'm trying to not let my hatred for this house sway my judgement. So what to do....That is the question.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I don't know what to do with Madeline and Leah's hair. It all comes forward from way back on their head and constantly looks pretty terrible. I can put pigtails in but they tend to just stick straight up and look rather silly. Anyone have any suggestions?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Eskimo Kisses

Grace and Madeline giving "Eskimo Kisses" after dinner tonight! Trying to fit on the same little chair!

Leah giving Grace smooches!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Leah is helping herself to Madeline's yogurt.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project Me 2010

I saw that a bloggy friend, Heidi, was doing Project Me and I knew it was something I wanted to and needed to do. However after I got thinking about it I have no idea where to start since so much of my life revolves around the kids. Of course getting healthier and back into shape is going to be top on my list. I want to lose 20 lbs and just be healthier. We were supposed to go to the local YMCA today to join but I got a bad case of laryngitis and am just not into trying to scream at someone to sign us all up, so that is put off for another day.

My biggest project is to just be true to 'me'. Be more independent. To not worry about what others think of me. Know that I am a good Mom, I just have to trust myself more. Be comforted by the fact that I have a husband will support me no matter what, even if I'm wrong and who thinks that I'm beautiful no matter what.

This actually brings me to something that I've been thinking about a lot lately, getting another tattoo. I was never "in to" tattoos, and seriously never thought that I would ever get one. I love the way my first one makes me feel, I love the way that it looks and just like having it there. The tattoo I'm debating on getting will be very visible if I am wearing a tank top or bathing suit and that's what I'm struggling with. I don't want people to judge me but that's one of the things that I'm trying to get past...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Not Me Monday!

It's another "Not Me Monday" over at MckMama's blog!!
I did not let Grace get temporary green sparkly streaks in her hair at the salon.
I would never gag when opening the diaper pail to dump them into the washer after a particularly shitty day. lol
I would not have heard my son say, "I tooted out of my mouth, but it smelled like my butt!" Nice.
I certainly wouldn't be dreading the next three days and nights since I'll be here alone again with the 4 munchkins!
After a week of being sick, I most definitely wouldn't have caught Leah picking Madeline's nose. Nope, not me. Not my kids.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dumbest Twin Question Ever...

I had a woman on the phone today (from LGH) ask me about the twins having different birthdays and how neat it was, blah blah blah...then she said "Oh so if they were born on different days I bet they look different too!" .....Ummmm....

Monday, January 4, 2010

For $8???

I had a friend tell me about a website that sells complete sets of prescription eye glasses for as little as $8. I was skeptical. I decided to give it a shot though and we got our glasses in the mail today. I'm impressed. Grace's were $9.95 and mine were $8.00! I have to say that the quality isn't as great as if you purchased them from somewhere like LensCrafters or through an eye doctor but I am still very pleased! In case anyone is interested, the website is: Here is a picture of Grace in the glasses she chose all by herself, they even have "diamonds" on the sides! I put this picture of Leah in here just because she's a cutie!

And here are my new ones!

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Definitely not a very uplifting "Not Me" Monday post But here goes...

I have not eaten Kashi Go Lean Cereal with no milk for dinner 3 nights in a row while sitting in bed reading a book my Mother In-Law gave me for Christmas.

There is no way that I just received a hospital bill for Leah from when she was BORN over a year ago for more than $3,000 buckaroos. Nope, not me! (I wish!)

I didn't have my son pee on my favorite sneakers this morning after 3 whole days without an accident. Not me!

I definitely haven't been in sweat pants for the last 3 days since it's been freeeeezing here and we haven't left the house.

There is definitely no way that the woman that caused Matt's accident has NO insurance.
I most certainly haven't been alone with the kids for the last 3 days.
And I'm definitely not crazy because of it!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Here's a kiss from Madeline to you wishing you a very Happy 2010!