Friday, March 27, 2009

Can You Say Heaven?

I did it! I finally took the plunge and hired some help! My friend told me her stepdaughter was looking to make some extra money and would be interested in cleaning! So I finally gave her a call and she and her best friend came over today to clean!
Can I just say I am loving it? I didn't realize how much it bothered me having my house a dump until it was cleaned and I felt relief and excitement everytime I walk into the kitchen! My cupboards are wiped down and my fridge and floors are mopped!
Now I am wondering... Why didn't I do this sooner? I get it~ clean house~cleaned by someone eles =Heaven!
I am going to schedule her again and I think my cousin's daughter to work on laundry. Who knows maybe by the time this baby is born I might have a totally put together house once again! Ahhh the thought Ü

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Look Like A Transvestite???

Okay, so I have not been feeling so great so of course I really haven't done much with myself but I was getting tired of feeling like a troll and looking like one too. I may feel bad but I don't have to look it too.So I made a apt to get my hair done. The last time I had my hair done was for my birthday. And they FRIED it! It was ugly. So I went to a really nice salon and they promised me they could fix it.
It took 4 hours to do my hair and wax my eyebrows. I guess I needed alot of work. And it was freakin crazy expensive~But I was tired of looking bad so what the heck. And when I was done I actually felt pretty good.So I decided to head down to Macy's grand opening and get some foundation. I have that dang pregnancy mask still from Ethan. I wanted something to cover it.
The woman kept saying she couldn't decided if it would be better to go really dark and cover it cause she thought it looked so bad or if she went a shade lighter and helped minimize the impact. Hmmm not helping me feel my best but whatever.
So I go home and Hannah says "What the the heck did you do to your hair? It looks like crap"
I went to my room and laid down and Grace came and laid next to me. She was studying my face then said " Wow mom, You look like a man with makeup on!" OK, so now I look like a transvestite! I think my plan is back firing here!
Yesterday at the store I took a deep breathe and the cashier asked if I was OK. I told her yeah, just prego and nauseated and she said I can see that. You look super pale.
And today at Sam's club I passed a lady doing a food demonstration and she asked how I was today. I said good thank you. Her response? You look really, really tired.
Note to self~ Instead of spending over 200 bucks to feel better, just spend $20 on some really, really good chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break Fun?

Spring break is here and I am scrambling to try to find something for the kids to do. Am I the only mom who does nothing for spring break? The guilt is killing me that we aren't on some fantastic trip somewhere or we aren't on the go every day. I'm hearing all the other moms who have something scheduled everyday! I think I am lagging here on the mom front.

On Saturday Tony decided to take the kids to the Ostrich Festival here in town. I declined. Ethan was sick and I was puking and certain that I would be puking in public if I went. Tony thought I could do it, but I decided public humiliation was just too much.

The girls were still sick (it's been over a week now) but they still had a fantastic time! Bailey wanted to ride the Ferris wheel but no one would go on with her so she wasn't able to. She kept telling me she is really brave and so it would have been fun for her. Fortunately they had more mellow rides that Grace and Hannah were willing to go on with her. Grace's fav was the spinning Kangaroos.

They had Cotton Candy, and Corn Dogs, and saw the Ostriches, rode rides and even bought a souvenir so I think the day was a success.

They came home happy and tired. Bailey went straight to her room and got out her PJs and put them on and climbed into my bed. Definitely not feeling 100% yet.

By 9:00 that night they were all crying and we ended up having to hit the Urgent care. I just couldn't handle many more nights of kids up all night crying. Besides feeling sick from being prego I had the flu from them too, so I was hoping the Dr's could give us something to put them on the mend.

Here they are at the Dr's at about 11pm. Done.Cooked. Stick a fork in them. Ethan kept telling Tony and I and then the Dr. I wanna go home...I wanna go home. Pitiful. Just plain pitiful!

But it was worth it. We got antibiotics for everyone and some meds for the pain. Ahh rest is in sight!

So, we are feeling better but I don't think I have much umph to do much. I'm thinking taking Hannah out for a mani and pedi as a way of thanking her for helping out so much this past week and maybe taking the kids to lunch at Peter Piper Pizza. And if I decided to really get crazy, maybe we will go to a movie. Walk on the wild side. we'll see. I am a total slug right now. Sad but so true!

Last week when I was having a rather bad day I remembered a meal a lady brought to me when I was pregnant with Hannah. I loved it and got the recipe from her. I wondered if I could find it since it has been over 10 years and I wasn't sure if I knew where the recipe was. It just sounded really good to me.

Well, I found it! Yeah! So I made a big batch of it and have been eating it daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yeah...I am weird like that.If some kind of food sounds good I will eat it. Over and over again. Especially since not much sounds good.

You've probably seen this recipe before, but I will post if for those who haven't. It's easy and delish. Plus I used a rotisserie chickens so it was almost no cooking involved. Nice

Let me know if you try it and like it!

Party Chicken Salad
2 C. Shell Macaroni

1 C. Coleslaw Dressing

1 C. Mayo

2 C. Diced Water Chestnuts

4 C. Cooked Diced Chicken

1/2 Green Onion
2 C. Chunck Pinneapple

2 C. Red or Green Grapes

2 C. Celery

2 C. Chopped Apples

1/2 C. Slivered Almonds or Cashews

Cook Macaroni. Add mayo and dressing. Chill. Add chicken. Dice apples,sprinkle with lemon juice. Dice onions and celery. Drain pineapple add ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Time To Hire A Maid?

We have all been sick around here. Again. It just keeps going around and around and around! Frustrating!
Today I stayed in bed with Bailey and Ethan and Grace got up with Hannah. About a half an hour later I hear Grace crying. I get up to check on her and I find her crawling around on the floor picking up things and then grabbing her head. I asked her what she was doing and she said she was trying to pick up the front room but her head was hurting her so bad. I felt her head and she now has a fever too! Poor girl. So I put her in bed with us and giver her some medicine and she sleeps for a few hours.
We got up and went to buy Slurpee's and when we got home all Grace wanted was for me to grab the laptop. When I asked her why she said I needed to look on the computer to find us a new home. One that was clean like our house was when we moved into it!
Yeah,I have been frustrated having the house messy too, but what do you do when you don't feel good and aren't functioning so great?
I had been meaning to get someone in to help but haven't done it. So... I get it, I'm on it I swear! It's time to hire a maid!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Is In The Air!

Kinda of.It's definitely not the spring I am used to, but it is definitely spring!

I'm turning into a wimp I think! Last week it was 90 degrees and it was feelin a bit warm for me. But yesterday and today it is in the low 70's and I am chilly! What the heck? When we lived in Utah and Colorado the 70's was warm to me! I think Arizona is twisting me!

It does have a bonus here right now though..the orange blossoms are bloomin right now. When I am queesy the smell kills me but when I am feeling OK it is heavenly! Tony and I were out the other night and I told him I thought I was smellin a Gardenia bush. He showed me the Orange Blossoms and had me take a wiff. It is amazing the strength of those little blossoms. At least there is something around here that seems a little like spring!

I have to say I am missing the weeks right after the snow melts off and first the Crocus bloom and then the Tulips. I miss having fabulous flowers in my garden! We are trying to garden here too though. Tony took the girls to Lowe's and let them pick out a bunch of flowers and seeds to plant in the garden! They have been fun to watch. They go out every day to water the garden and check it's progress. I think they are mostly excited about the strawberry bushes.I can't wait until the cantaloupe come up. They are going to be thrilled to see that.

We planted tomatoes, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelons, strawberries, and carrots.

The tomatoes and broccoli and growing like crazy already.

Our ward has a plot of land that they want every family planting some things on. We are going to do our corn there since we are pretty limited on space here.

It's really nice when I have been feeling crappy Tony gets home and all the kids head outside to tend to the garden. I come out and sit in the patio chairs and watch. The sun feels good with a little breeze blowing and it is delightful to watch the excitement of them as they gauge how much their garden has grown the past few days! It is a good way to take my mind off of feeling crappy. Sometimes it's just nice to take in the good around you!

So..Has spring arrived where you are? Are you loving it? I think we are! Now summer~That's a whole nother story here!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Back To Square One!

Can I just say FRUSTRATING!!!!Just when I thought I was getting a grip with these lil ones..dang..back to square one!
I had gotten Ethan on a really fantastic schedule. Up at 7am, down for a nap at 11:30, down for the night between 7:30 and 8 pm. It was really working. Seriously my very first kid who was on a schedule and actually took naps!
And Grace was finally potty trained! She went almost six months completely potty trained!
And I needed these. The naps daily, one less poopy diaper to change. It was a few less things to worry about while feeling so crappy!
But when I got out of control sick and kept having to go back to the Dr's and hospital, Grace decided I was dying. She had a meltdown. Kept telling everyone I was dying. And she started wetting herself. When the home health nurse comes by to hook up the IVs and go over the info, she starts crying and will wet herself! Or she will just pee in the car. No Rhyme or reason why! Ughh! And she refuses to go back to diapers. Pulls them off. And she won't go potty when I try to get her to. She just keeps wetting herself!
And Ethan the little bugger now climbs out of his crib. He wakes up around 4:30 am and will not go back to sleep. I will put him back over and over and he just keeps climbing out! And can I say I feel so pukey at that time? I have no Patience.
And so long nap times. He climbs out! I need him to take naps! I need naps then too!
Help!!! I am tortured!
So I am now contemplating alternative methods. I am up for any suggestions too!You know like shock therapy or restraints in the bed!