Sunday, April 30, 2017

Funday Fair Day!

So the local fair is going on this weekend. It's right down the road from us and boy... Zoe hasn't shut up about it since her daddy told her about it :P lol
She was SO excited to go and she had a great time. Wish we could've stayed longer but it was too hot and Ezra and Oren were done by the time we left a few hours later.
Next year we'll remember to prepare for sun better so we can make a longer day of it. Get her the unlimited rides pass so she can go ride whatever she wants however many time she wants.

It's such a great fair though. The first time we went, it was more like a very small community fair with only a couple of rides and only a couple of stalls of food that only had like hot dogs and chips. Nothing fancy. They've since gotten a lot more popular and busier so it's become a lot more like the state fair with food carts set up and more local eatery places that are selling a wider variety of foods along with a few fair food staples and more rides now too along with all of that small fair stuff that made it nice before.
Only cost $5 a car to get in and you can bring whatever you want. Bring your own drinks, bring your leashed doggo, etc.


Zoe LOOOOOVED her pony ride. Said it was the best ride EVER! lol

Those were all at the beginning of the fair... before Ezra, myself and DH got sunburned lol. Poor Ezra was miserable yesterday and is all red and miserable today. Thankfully it's not a horrible sunburn, but I'm sure he's not feeling good either.
Mommy and Daddy will have to do better next time.
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My cold is still alive and kicking. Congested more now and have a nasty chesty juicy cough to go along with it. Fun.
Apparently I hold my tongue weird when I cough b/c that little flappy part under my tongue is sore and hurts whenever I cough now. :\
Also my ribs hurt b/c of all the coughing and just..... I just want to get better already :(
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Safe to say we didn't eat well while at the fair... It's back to it again today though. None of us were feeling well when we left so we didn't go grocery shopping. We need to, but don't actually need too much. At least, we shouldn't need too much. Some veggies and then small things here and there.
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The house is a GD disaster area. It's SO gross and messy and it's driving me crazy. Need to shower and then clean clean clean today. Don't feel like doing it b/c I'm still feeling a bit blah, but well.. momma don't get that much time off for being sick.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

And the tables have turned

Mommy is the one to get the kids sick for once!  MUAHAHAHAHA
Yeah joke is on me b/c I gotta take care of them while I'm still sick too... sigh.
So far it's just Oren, but I'm sure it will be all of them soon enough. Sigh. He woke up crying at 6am this morning and his coughs sounded so chesty and bad. Poor guy. Feel so bad for getting him sick :(

I'm feeling meh still. Sweaty still and a bit more stuffy but my nose isn't stuffed up. It's weird b/c the feeling is still making me mouth breathe and I can't smell that well or taste that well.
Coughing is still awful. It's a little more mucousy but it's still mostly just that damn tickle making me cough.
You would think our immune systems would be able to combat this shit in no time lol.
Oh well.. it could be worse.
 It's still pretty shitty though...
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This cold has been a good distraction from food, so diet has been going well :D
Do crave something tangy/tart and sweet after dinner, but it's not a huge craving or anything thankfully.
At the beginning of the week, I weighed Monday night. Forgot to weigh in the morning. I was something like 227.something. Weighed again Tuesday and was at 226 or so.. I can't remember.
This morning it's at 221.7.
Only weighed just to get a starting point really. Still plan on doing my clothes idea I had earlier. Go by how my clothes are fitting instead of the scale. I just have to pick out some clothes. Shouldn't be a problem... I have drawers full of pants that my ass can't fit in any longer :(
One day though! Oh yes.. One day and I'll fit in to those clothes and my fat clothes will get packed up and donated!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Miserable!!

Miserable and sweaty. I'm not feverish, but with the way I'm sweating, you would think I was. Good lord.
Last night I do think I had a mild fever. Took my temp when I was feeling a little better and it was up to 99.something.
Really hoping I don't get the kids sick again. They've sneezed a couple of times, but other than that look ok lol. FX
Thankfully I'm not as snotty and stuffed up as I was before, but I'm coughing just as much now b/c of that damn annoying tickle in the throat.
Uuuuuuuuuugh
Thank goodness for pantyliners is all I can say. I'd be changing my britches after every cough if I wasn't wearing some protection down there.
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That 3 day nail growth stuff is total shit. I mean.. I wasn't really expecting it to work, but I was hoping it would. It's just a shiny clear nail polish. It might help strengthen, but as for growing.. nope.

Finally got enough glue on to my broken nail that it's staying put. Another week or so and hopefully I'll be able to cut it. It's so annoying b/c all I want to do is pick at it lol. I definitely am not helping matters :P
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Bought some charcoil teeth cleaning powder stuff. Saw a buzzfeed video on it and thought it looked interesting.
Tuxedo Charcoal Teeth Whitener

It's a little pricey, but you only use a little bit of it once a day. I've only been using it for 2 days now so I can't say if there is a different in my teeth color or not.
We'll see if there is a difference after the 30days is over though :)
I just didn't want to use those teeth whitening trays again. Those are ok, but if you've never used them... they can temporarily make your teeth sensitive and I absolutely hate that sensation.

It is weird brushing with it though. You look like a zombie when you use it and you quickly learn that you splatter saliva everywhere when brushing b/c there will be black specks all over the place lol. It cleans up easy though so it's np :)
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Thinking about getting in to tattooing. I'm all over the place with what I want to do.. I know.
This wouldn't be a profession though.. just a hobby. I don't have the social skills to work with strangers. Having to small talk with them.. bleh.. no.
Tattoo kits aren't that expensive though and of course I would practice practice practice to make sure I was confident enough to work on someone.
People have always told me that I need to get in to it and it has always interested me. Watching a tattoo show on Netflix (think it's called Bondi Ink) renewed my interest and then seeing how cheap the kits are really got me interested lol.
So yeah.... we'll see where that goes. I'm not buying anything yet. Maybe for my birthday or something, DH will get me a nice kit :D
In the mean time... I'm watching all tattoo videos that I can to get as much information I can.
Again.. I know that doing an apprenticeship somewhere would probably be better, but I'm socially awkward so I'd rather just take my chances with youtube videos rofl

First up though.. I really need to start drawing again. Try to get the creative juices flowing. I know it's still in me, but it gets blocked so easily. I need to just sketch and sketch and sketch some more. Design work was never my strong point and that's really what tattooing relies on.. good designs.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What??? Nooooooooooooooo.......

I'm fucking sick again! WTF???
I felt blah yesterday. My throat/roof of my mouth was feeling a little achy yesterday. Not that razor blade feeling, just slightly achy when I swallowed. I figured it was b/c my mouth and throat were once again getting super dry during the night (that should've been my first clue).
But then I just started getting this overall blah feeling and a headache.
Took tylenol. Didn't get rid of the headache, but I guess, it kept me from feeling worse.

So I go to bed and have one of the worst nights of sleep ever.
I'd just get to sleep and I'd either snort or snore b/c I have mucus stuck right up in my sinus area that I seem to want to solely use when I sleep, so when I do finally sleep.. I snort/snore and it wakes me up.
All, frickin, night.
Also all night.. I had to keep drinking b/c I was mouth breathing b/c my nose started to stuff up. And b/c I'm drinking more.. I had to get up and pee more.
Just... UUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.....
I should've known something was going on when I was still coughing while everyone else stopped.

Also started waking up with a headache. Was hoping it was possibly allergies even though I don't really have bad allergies, so I took a pill for that. NOPE! My nose keeps getting more stuffy and I keep feeling sicker and sicker.
Frickin awesome.

Just... where the hell did I get a cold again??
The kids seem ok so far.
Ezra is a bit more restless at night b/c he's teething and Oren has a boogery nose, but it's not running.
/shrugs
Maybe I walked in to someone's sneeze or cough or something at the store :\
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One thing I don't like about Zoe spending more than one night away from home..... she doesn't sleep well anywhere else, so when she gets home, she's always SUPER grumpy and moody and whiny and annoying. :\
She got home with attitude and a half yesterday.
Oh well..
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Alrighty, gotta change a baby diaper before he leaks all over the place again.
Had a bad mommy moment the other day. Left him in a diaper for WAY too long. Just did not think about changing him at all. Kept walking around and stepping in random wet spots. When I finally got it in to my head to change him... it revealed what those wet spots were lol. Oops...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Unreasonable? Maybe

So Zoe went to spend the night with aunt Saturday night. That's fine. Nothing unusual about that.
She usually drops her off or we go pick her up from somewhere closeby.
Not this time. Apparently aunt went to DH's church and I dunno how it happened, but it was agreed that Zoe could spend the night with her granny.
Now, I wouldn't have a problem with this IF we knew how she was getting home. I know MiL isn't going to go out if she doesn't have to, so she's not going to bring her home. I don't think I should have to since it wasn't my frickin idea to let her spend the night.
I wouldn't have a problem if all parties involved came to a decision before she was allowed to go. Is DH going to pick her up after work? Ok..... Is MiL going to bring her home? Ok..... but no... no one ever thinks these things through.

I mean, it's not a huge deal really, but more of an annoyance.... and DH is getting her after work which I'm really not happy about but whatever. I want my baby home.

Boy.. typing that out made me feel like such a helicopter parent. I don't think I am most of the time, but I know I can be sometimes. Or at least I feel like I'm too strict. /shrugs
I do the best I can.
This parenting gig is not easy at all. Not that I was expecting it to be, but we all have those oh so naive fantasies before having kids. We're all the perfect parent before we have children and we all have perfect children then too.
And then reality just comes along, smacks you in the face and gives you an atomic wedgie.
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Today is the first day of strict low carb. Joy......
I am excited to get started, just not looking forward to the cravings. I'm fine right now. It's only been half a day lol.
Just need to get up off my ass and exercise now. Downloaded a 30 day challenge app. The easy workout is so easy and will take all of 2 seconds...... I just need to do it... and I haven't yet.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gymnastics? Not quite yet

So, we did go to the gymnastics place on Saturday to sign the kids up. Well, the classes we were hoping to get were not available.
The one for Oren was actually, but Zoe's was full. The girl helping us said that we could be put on a waiting list and if someone drops from the class, then whoever is next on the list could get in. There was one other person for the time slot we wanted, but she mentioned that there were 3 potential spots about to open for it in May.
So yeah.... we're on the list and haven't actually paid for anything yet, but hopefully will get it all started soon :)
Looked interesting. They have chairs set up in their little lobby and have all the parents sitting outside of the gym part.
The area for Oren's class was a little play area that looked like a castle and just looked like it would be fun for him.
So yeah.. that's where we're at right now. Just waiting to hear back on that time slot class and hoping to get a spot in it for Zoe.
Let Zoe watch some gymnastics videos and she got SUPER excited to start trying it. We got home (after grocery shopping after) and she kept trying to do tumbles and stuff on the floor. It was so cute. I can't wait for her to get in to the class.
Also can't wait for Oren to get in to class too. Get him interacting with more kids and other people that aren't family. Open him up more. Zoe was the same way when she was younger too though so I'm not too worried about him being super shy or anything. Still want him socialized more.

They also had some super cute leotards. Expensive as shit, but cute. Thankfully they don't have a dress code or anything, so we're not required to have the kids in anything special. Just something they can play in basically. Told Zoe that if she ends up liking it, maybe for her birthday, we'll buy her a leotard.
Woot.. just checked Amazon and they have a lot of cute ones for a good price. May go ahead and buy her one or 2 :)
Are they supposed to wear underwear under them or is it more like a bathing suit type of thing where you're not supposed to? Either way... will need to buy her shorts too. Just want a little more coverage down there anyway for her.
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Stupid nails are breaking like crazy. Broke 3 of them when I was going through their toys. (which I'm still not done with).
Broke my ring fingernail on my right hand, but too far down where the skin is still attached under the nail so I bought some nail glue in hopes of keeping it together long enough for it to grow out more before I clip it off. That nail glue is shit! I've had to reapply 4 times already in just 2 days. Gotta use something though.
Also bought some polish that is supposed to help grow and I think strengthen nails. It better help strengthen. So tired of my nails breaking by just breathing on them.
Always amazes me seeing women with super long natural nails. How?? How do they get that strong??
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I think that's about it.. at least for now. :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

One room down.... All the others to go

I got the sunroom cleaned and straightened up today! WOO!

Here are the before. Yes.. that's a puppy pad on the floor. Thankfully it was unused at the time.


And here's the after. Still too much stuff in here, but I did manage to put up/put in to the donate bag enough stuff to get rid of the 2 bins of toys.
The storage drawers though need to be gone through again and more needs to come out. The middle drawer I'm not worried about. It's filled with blocks and shape things. It's the other 2 that have all the pointless small shit in them that needs to seriously be thinned down by a lot.

I did manage to go through Oren's room too. He doesn't have a lot in his room so it didn't take too long. Now I need to fill up his room with more of his toys to get them out of the living room area.

I still need to go through 1 bin in the living room and then tackle Zoe's room. Think I'll have to do some cleaning once the kids are in bed too to get rid of junk that they want to keep. Everything I asked Zoe about.... she wanted to keep. Stuff that I didn't even know she had and I'm sure she completely forgot about.

Once this is all done, going to clean some carpets!! The sunroom carpets are disgusting. Doesn't help that the puppy has has multiple accidents in there. Also need to clean their hallway b/c he also likes using it for pooing. Nasty.
Ok, one good thing about cats... at least they're easy to house train. Pop them in a litter box and BAM.. done.
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DH left for his overnight trip this morning. Kids aren't going to see him for 2 days. He's not getting home until late tomorrow night. Probably after 8 since I'm sure they'll be hitting some rush hour traffic on the way home.

Thankfully the kids weren't driving me crazy today. They actually wanted to help clean up. Of course their version of clean is just using up all the disinfectant wipes, but hey.. whatever. It kept them quiet and entertained so, pfft.. use them up kiddos!


And yeah.. that's been my day :P Not very exciting but I like it that way lol