Friday, January 28, 2011

It's a Friday Fill-In kind of day for me.

FFI we go!

1. Up, up and a way.

2. Strep throat and lice are going around at school.

3. Coats and scarves, mittens and boots: Winter at it's finest.

4.I would LOVE a nice back rub.

5. I'm thinking about how nice it will be when the kids are in bed.

6. It's good to be me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading my book, tomorrow my plans include a basketball game, baseball evaluations, and a birthday dinner with friends and Sunday, I want to go to the property!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Get The Hell Out!

Remember THIS post? Well, the fighting didn't stop after the crazy ass woman shouting at the top of her lungs came out. In fact it was better for a few days and then they were right back at it. Fighting. In. The. Backseat. It makes me CRAZY!

I started thinking about what might make an impact on them and save my sanity. It hit me one day on the way home from school when Trevor and Luke were fighting. They were nit picking, arguing, touching each other, and just being obnoxious towards each other. We got to a road near our house that the kids used to refer to as "The Turkey Hunt" road (we used to see a bunch of wild turkeys on this road when they were younger and drive down it to check them out) and I turned down it (we live on a very busy road that doesn't have sidewalks and this road is hardly ever traveled) and kicked them out. They both dropped their jaws and looked at me like I WAS crazy. I looked back at them and told them again, very calmly I might add, to get out. I then proceeded to tell them that if they had that much negative energy to get out of their systems then they could run it out. They got to run that road all the way to the end. Once at the end they were allowed to get back into the truck.

I thought for sure that would solve the problem. I thought wrong......they got back into the truck and started in on each other......again! Well I went across our road to another one that linked back up to our road and told them, calmly, to get out. Luke was smart he got out right away and started to run. Trevor tried to hop into the bed of the truck but was quickly jumping back out when he saw me get out of the truck. I blew by them and waited at the end of the road. Luke made good time, but Trevor was a bit slower.

You think that cured them? Not at all. The got back into the truck and started in on each other again. At this point there wasn't anywhere to drop them off safely so I drove home and they each got to do a few laps around our 5 acre property. Hee hee hee, it was fun to watch them get mad at me and forget their nit picking ways on each other.

I have only had to do that 2 other times. Driving to school and back is much more bearable. I am fully satisfied with how carpool goes these days and I won't hesitate to do it again! What better way to get rid of the negative energy?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Can you see it? No? Oh, I guess you can't because it is missing!

Trevor finally lost his first tooth. It happened during the Christmas break while we were in Montana. He is 8 years old and has been dying to lose a tooth, any tooth. He was starting to wonder if it would ever happen especially since his younger brother lost 2 teeth before Trevor lost 1. It was a little hard for him to see that happen. But now he is part of the gang, has made his right of passage, has finally lost a tooth.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stylin' With Little Effort!

How does this happen? I'm not really sure. I have been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad blogger for a while now and I get a message from my super stylish bloggy friend Pooba letting me know she thinks I am stylin'. I guess when you've got it, you've got it!

Okay, so this award wasn't really free, I actually have to work for it, here's the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

Here I go.

1. I am waiting for the hubby to get the dirt bikes on the trailer so we can take the boys riding.

2. I have about 3 loads of laundry to fold and 3 loads of laundry to wash.

3. I'm thinking about taking a nutrition class, but haven't sent in my application yet.

4. UPS just delivered dirt biking gear for the boys.

5. I would sit on my wood burning stove when I am cold if I couldn't get burned.

6. Will be running a 1/2 Marathon in Ogden, Utah in May. Are you ready Cyndie? Hopefully I will be able to meet Kelly while I am out there.

7. I like to record the show Hoarders, watch it, and tear through my house in a cleaning and purging frenzy.

8. Wednesday I am going to do some of my Man Chores. Yep, I said it, Man Chores. I am going to spray the weeds and if time permitting pull up the rest of the drip line and tomato cages from the garden.

Now I get to pass this along to 8 of my bloggy friends. Hmm......I don't know if I can drum up 8, but I will try.

The Ungourmet
Cookie Girl
Embracing the Ordinary Life
Rant Rave Roll

Yeah, I'm 3 shy. What of it? Huh? That's all I could think of. So ladies, have fun with it and spread the love.

Oh and thank you my stylin' bloggy friend Pooba!

Monday, January 17, 2011

4 Things About Me

I was over at The Ungourmet's reading her blog today and learned something more about her. If you haven't discovered her yet you are missing out. If you love to bake or cook then she is the woman to see. She has so many tempting recipes you won't want to miss.

So anyway I decided to tap into her "4 Things About Me" post and share. Here goes:

Four shows I watch
Days of Our Lives
Desperate Housewives
Grey's Anatomy

Four things I’m passionate about
My family

Four phrases I use a lot
You know what?
Oh My Word
I'm gonna tan your hide!
Lay off!

Four things I’ve learned from the past
Not to take things in life too seriously (still learning this one)
Friends will come and go but family will always be there for you
With every mistake there is a lesson to be learned
To laugh at myself once in a while

Four places I’d love to go
Back to Australia

Four things I did yesterday
Went to the grocery
Cardio Kickboxing
Pulled up drip line from the garden
Made breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Four things I love about winter
Warm Fires
Cozy Sweaters
Smart Wool Socks
Peppermint Mocha

Since I borrowed the idea from Kim at The Ungourmet I don't technically have to tag anyone. Where is the fun in that? I feel the need to tag someone, anyone!

Aunt Spicy
A Reservation for 6
Cookie Girl

Have fun ladies! Can't wait to learn a bit more about you all.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hi All!
I know, it's been a while. I just don't feel like have much to say these days. I guess we all go through that. Today, to make it easy, I am joining Friday Fill-Ins. Go check them out and join in on the fun.

FFI we go!

1. Right now I need for my son to be done with his homework.

2. Wine is what should in my glass.

3. A copy of this letter ......what letter?

4. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is best with a spoon.

5. The best movie I've seen lately is The Hangover.

6. Exercise like; Family love.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a nice quiet evening, tomorrow my plans include taking my youngest to basketball and Sunday, I want to take my middle one to a baseball clinic!