Saturday, September 24, 2011

SO as you all know I started Weight Watchers again. ~yay~ THIS time I am doing it a little more CAREFULLY. My goal weight isn't ridiculous and I don't intend to be a size eight. I give myself a little more freedom so I don't feel deprived. SO FAR, I have lost 8lbs. I know, not a lot, but I can tell you that my blood sugars have been significantly better :)

I posted some new Diabetic Friendly recipes, go check them out. I am trying to make a bunch of frozen dinners for my family so we quit going out for pizza, throwing noodles in a pot, and staring blankly into the fridge for something to eat. I also had the GOOD FORTUNE of getting a FREE deep freezer from a friend who was moving (Thanks RACHEL!!) and I have taken it upon myself to make DINNER TIME EASIER for my family when I am not home (see, I can be a good mom, even if I'm not around). 

This Weeks Adventure:

The girl got a new bed. A lovely bed with drawers.  
It needed a mattress so I bought (what I thought) a mattress for her at Sears. 
When it came, it was not a mattress. 
It was just box springs. 
it was too big for her bed. 

Turns out the bed was built for a BUNK BED sized mattress (3 inches SMALLER) then a REAL TWIN BED. 

The boy's mattress fit HER bed and the new box spring fit HIS bed.
we are still one mattress short.
SO we went to the mattress store. 
bought a REGULAR TWIN SIZED mattress for the boy. 
Problem solved. 

In the parking lot of The Mattress Store Mr. R and I revved our motors and giggled 
(we took 2 cars, one for the kids, one for the mattress).

So we did a bit of research and basically ended up spending $300 on a new bed for the boy. 
Ew. Ew. Ew. 
This bed better last him the rest of his life. HIS LIFE.  

Also Mr. R wrote this note on our mirror the other day and it made me feel super good. 
I laughed. 

Laughing sure helps with the stress :) 

I love my family.

ALSO Today is the Relief Society General Conference session. It is so uplifting and I always leave with a smile!! :) YOU should check it out!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

My husand.

This is going to be a bit sappy, and short too. But I'm sure you won't mind :)

Pretty much this week has been beyond beyonding kinds of stressful. Between studying for tests, going to meetings, V cutting M's hair, Kindergarten homework (who knew kindergartners had so much homework), and regular mom business, Mr. R has been amazing.

He brought home flowers the moment he knew I was freaking out about my week, and they have been a lovely reminder of how much he loves every time I look at them.

He also discovered the white board marker that has been sitting on the bathroom counter and been leaving me silly/cute notes on the mirror next to my vocabulary words.

He has dropped off and picked up kids when I have been to burnt out to go on with my day.

He's dropped off and picked up ME after my 6:30 class.

Pretty much I love this dude. He has totally made my life a bit easier.

Thank you Mr. R. :)

3 things...

I passed 2 test in one day :)
I figured out that studying with a whiteboard marker on my mirror is awesome.
Pretty much I love the new blue feathers in my hair :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Someone else's giveaways

I am posting someone else's giveaway because I want to enter the giveaway :) 

Friday, September 2, 2011

5 Other things You Might be Doing That are Making Your Life Suck.

Today while wasting time catching up with friends on Facebook I was directed to THIS website. Pretty much it embodies how I feel about life. My FAVORITE post was her most recent one entitled

9 Things You Might be Doing That are Making Your Life Suck.

Number 3 seems to be my biggest deal lately... there's nothing like a "delete friend" session Facebook to make your life a little less sucky. 

It has actually inspired me to add a few things to her list. SO here is MY list. 

  5 Other Things You Might be Doing That are Making Your Life Suck:  

1.  Spending More Hours on in Front of a Screen than in Reality.  

I once took a survey where it asked me how much time I spent in front of the TV. I circled 2-4 hours a day. I lied. I LOVE TV. I have a huge problem with Hulu and Netflix.  We don't have cable or satellite for the very reason that I just don't have the self control to turn the stupid thing OFF.  I can waist countless hours in front of nighttime television and sitcoms. In fact I can get into "The Zone" in front of several shows that I don't even like. Being in said "Zone" will make me grumpy and when mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

SO My advice for you is, if you're life sucks TURN OFF YOUR SCREENS!!! Computer, TV, iPod, Smartphone, tablets, etc. Do it for a day, do it for a WHOLE WEEK. Read a REAL book, with pages that TURN. You'll be AMAZED at how much time you have.

2. Texting your Life Away. 

This actually may be a lot like #1 but isn't it nicer to hear someones voice than to always be getting a text from them? Be more personal. CALL the person you're trying to contact. STOP WAITING FOR THEM TO TEXT BACK and ask them that simple question you have and let them answer you. 

3. Allowing yourself to hate you. 

 You are amazing, and you know it. Keep telling yourself 3 things a day that you like about YOU. You are the only YOU in this whole world. Being "normal" is AMAZING!!! No matter what you're going through right now, it could always be worse, in fact, someone out there DOES have it worse.  

4. Stop blaming yourself.   

Sometimes there really isn't anything you can do.

5. (I am piggy backing on Andrea Owen's #3) Trying to Please Everyone. 

You can't. Your grandma will always think that you shouldn't eat that cookie, your kids will always point out that zit you were trying to hide, and you might not be able to always come up with a third thing in a list.  You're not perfect, stop trying to make everyone else think that you are. 

I AM NOT PERFECT. I never claimed to be. I have ONE BILLION things I am working on one at a time. I can say however that I KNOW when I am doing what is right then I am happy. 

3 things...

I am a fabulous mother.
I am great at getting things organized for school.
I have lost 4 lbs!! :)