Jan 27, 2010

Day 27...

Oh, the things to make your blood boil...

I called the vet today to see when my dog needed her shots... the conversation went like this..

Vet: Can I help you?
Me: Yes, I need to see when my dog's shots are due.
Vet: Okay. Can you give me your phone number?
Me: Sure. (insert phone number here)
Vet: Well, I don't have your number in the computer.
*I have been taking my dog's here since I was a CHILD*
Vet: Can I have your last name:
Me: Insert last name
Vet: Hmm... well, let me have your dog's name.
Me: Kylie
Vet: Oh, you must be Amy (insert my last name). Is the address SE 45th?
Me: Uhhh...
*Complete utter madness would now be entering my bloodstream*
Me: Well, no, actually that is my ex-husbands girlfriends name and that is their address.
Vet: (silence) I'm so sorry. Let me change Kylie's information.

GRRR.... We had another dog, Winston, that went to live with XH, so I'm sure the information got all screwed up. But, still, hearing HER name with MY last name. GoodLordHelpMe!

Jan 26, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

Day 25

I thought this would be the easiest way to catch up on Christmas pictures!

Jan 23, 2010

Day 22, 23, and probably 24...

"What, Mom? Don't all Mom's look like this when pushing their babies around?"
When given a wet wash cloth... all things get washed!
Do you see what I see?
There she is!!

Olivia seems to be feeling much better. We can still only see the point of one eye tooth, but the others are certainly there and ready to come through.

We are saying many words and now officially saying 'please' without signing it. She will repeat many things on command. Sometimes I wonder if she is behind in her speech or just doesn't really care to talk all that much...?

We are enjoying our weekend together and look forward to attending a birthday party tomorrow at Chuck E. Cheese.

Jan 20, 2010

Day 19 and 20...

Oohhhhhh the pain! You see... Olivia is 20 months old and this picture scares me. For the moment, all four of her canines are making their way through. It has been hell. She is miserable, cranky, and in so much pain. She was running a slight fever yesterday at daycare. It continued into the evening. Not to mention she was a bit constipated last night, so that did not help at all. About 7:30pm we went to her bedroom, I changed her diaper and put her in her crib. Normally, we rock, read two books, and pray. Not last night... I read a book to her while she was in her bed with her eyes half open and prayed over her tired little body. I didn't hear a peep more.

This morning I get ready to go to work (which I knew was a no-no) and woke her up about 7:15am. She was so hot. I picked her up, grabbed the thermometer, sat down on the couch (facing out, thankfully) where she proceeded to throw up any juice she had drank all night. Well, if you know me, I DO NOT do barf, for myself or anyone. And this was not any different. I was sick to my own stomach and couldn't hold her. I sat her on the floor while I cleaned up. She seemed far better off than I was! Needless to say, I didn't get her temp taken.

So, we are home today. And as I watch her dance around to Barney I knew she could have gone to daycare. But then when she is screaming, with fingers in her mouth, rubbing her eyes, and throwing a fit... I know she is miserable.

Now to the part that scares me.... if you look close you can see 2nd molars are not far behind... OY.

Sigh. The joys of Mommyhood.

Jan 18, 2010

Weekends are hard!

Day 16 and 17..

Weekends are hard to do a daily post. I'm much better during the week. This weekend, even though an extra day was added, went by way too fast. Olivia and I spent the entire weekend together. Friday night I did manage to leave her with a sitter for an hour (then she went to bed) so that I could go enjoy a game night with my friends. I have the best friends ever and am so grateful I am able to get out of the house and have some me time. It is great for late 20-something people to be able to sit around, play card games and eat an abnormal amount of chocolate and hot tamales. :)

Saturday, Sunday, and today it was just the two of us. And man, one of us almost died. Can you imagine which one it was? Hint... around 3pm today, Olivia was done with her 18 minute power nap and wanted to go outside. I did what an responsible Mom would... I put her shoes on her, her coat on, and opened the backdoor. Freeeeeee Spirit!! She LOVED it. She would check in about every 3 or 4 minutes or I would look out the windows. She just walked around the backyard, laughed at the dog, found her sprinkler in the shed, etc. I got at least 30 minutes of peacefulness. Now do you know which one of us almost died? It has been a long weekend. I praise all of you SAHMs... I don't know HOW you do it!!

I also believe her 'eye' teeth are coming in. She has been without these teeth now for far too long. And once again, it brings me back to the 'I'm so glad I don't have an infant anymore' time. She has been a MESS!

Tonight I was delighted to babysit TJ. We had yummy dinner, a great bath time, and fun times! Forget the GIANT blurry spot on the pictures....grrrr... I really thought it was just on the viewfinder until I uploaded and realized it was on the lens!

Have a great week!

Jan 16, 2010

When it rains... it pours...

Day 15 and 16...

So, my parents are out of town. They do this to me about every three months... leave for about a month to go galloping around the US. Well, usually, I survive. Things are calm. Things are not intense. I feed the four fish, I check the mail, I make sure their house is still standing. Well, today, it looks like this...

Oh, no... I am not doing early Spring cleaning for them. Trust me. Yet, Mom will probably start when she gets home! They had a pipe in their master bath that busted. It must have been running for QUITE.SOME.TIME. The neighbor noticed the water running down the street. It had already seeped through the foundation and was into the street. So, needless to say... it will look like this for a couple of days...

Olivia thought it was great to run around on Nana's carpet and 'jump' on the 'hills'. She was not too fond of the huge fans at first, but then decided it was fun to watch her hair fly around like mad.

So... Nana and Pops... enjoy your galloping Texas trip! No worries, I will hold down the fort! :)

Jan 14, 2010

Day 14 .... A woman can dream, right?

Enough said, right? A woman can dream... and this is my new dream. This ring. No man required, just a money donor. :)

Jan 12, 2010

Ups and Downs

Let's start with the downs...

- The offer on the house fell through. Since I am under a short sale, the offer on the table still has to be within fair market value. The man asked about 10-12k lower than fair market value, according to the bank. So, either he can come back and raise his offer or we are on to finding a new buyer. I am totally bummed. I really thought the stars were aligning and God was answering some prayers. I know, God is still working and not finished yet, but it is so hard to turn it over to Him.

- I am getting into a rut with my weight.

Now to the ups...

- Should have a court date very soon to modify the temporary support and start child support. I am so excited about this and see good things for me and Olivia's future.

- I AM going to do something about my weight. And I have help..

+ Being a well seasoned Weight Watchers member, I always have all those resources and knowledge that just doesn't go away. Even when you're eating that Twinkie... you automatically know it is 3-4 points. Hahaha.

+ Jillian's Power Sculpt

+ Jillian's 30-Day Shred

+ The Wii - I am going to borrow a friends Wii Fit and Balance Board to see if it is something I will keep up with.

I CAN do this!! I will keep everyone updated and myself accountable!

Jan 11, 2010

Day 11...

It is amazing to sit back and watch Olivia grow. My, my this little girl sure is feisty, independent, and stubborn... and there are some days I wish she wasn't quite so much... but, nonetheless, she is mine, and she isn't going anywhere. :)

Some normal conversations you hear in our home:
Me - Olivia, lets get some bites.
Olivia - No
Me- Your not hungry?
Olivia - Cup?
Me- You want a drink?
Olivia - No

Me - Time to take a bath
Me - No, horsie can't go in the bath
Me - No, you can't take your milk with you in the tub, either.
Me - YOU can go in the tub though!

Olivia - Uh Oh (symbolizing the video is over) Uh oh, uh ohhhhhh!!!!!!
(She hands me the remote and signs 'please' over and over and over)
Me - We aren't watching the video again. Give me the remote and let's play.
Olivia - Nooooooo (throws the remote and herself on the floor)

Oy... what a sweet, peaceful child she is.

Our favorite book right now is
How ironic, huh? All the "David" series are great. There are two parts that I read that she still looks at me to see if I am reading or speaking to her.

He burps and says "Excuse Me!" I guess because I say it around her, she thinks I am speaking to her.
And then David realizes he really is the problem, and says "I'm Sorry"... she always looks back to see if I am apologizing. Maybe she does have feelings! haha jk

Jan 10, 2010

Days 8, 9, and 10...

So, I got a little behind. I do most of my blogging while Olivia is alseep... so usually around 8pm. Well, then I got tired. :)

But, I'm back!

We have had a busy past few days.. well, the Mommy has anyway. We had to say goodbye to Nana today. Her and Pops are embarking on a month long vacation to the South of Texas. It is always hard when my mom leaves. I miss her and miss her protecting my sanity. Yet, I think I have a pretty good babysitter on my hands these days, yet, they require payment. :)

So, I am debating whether or not to go to the grocery store. I have meals planned for the week, so I obviously need the ingredients, but blah. It is cold and Olivia is not in the happiest of moods.

We are watching a counting video on On Demand. I like this channel COX has given us... it gives me some breathing time, and well hopefully, gives her some educational learning!

I will be back tomorrow posting with pictures. Right now, I need to get this clingy toddler off my leg.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Jan 8, 2010

Only 7 hours late...

Off to work, not much time to write! BUT, didn't want to get behind tooooo bad!!
Best thing? She went to bed last night without a sippy. YAY!

Jan 6, 2010


I took one picture today, but am too lazy to go get the camera. So, you get to listen to me talk. Lucky you!

The things I have wondered lately...

- How can you send your ADD child to school, after a two week vacation, and 'forget' to give him/her his/her medication. Really? That is down right wrong. Wrong for the child's sake AND the teacher's.

- How can someone go from such a high to such a low in a matter of hours? It is depressing for all around.

- I am a fixer. I get mad when I can't 'fix' someone.

- I get mad when I can't figure out someone. Yet, lately, I think that is God's plan. I don't HAVE to try to understand everyone. That doesn't have to be my JOB.

- I want to go with the flow. I want to sit back and enjoy myself and my life.

- I never thought I would like beer. Coronas are becoming a refreshing drink.

- I am hooked on this song and it's lyrics.

Rob Thomas
"Her Diamonds"
Oh what the hell she says
I just can't win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there's so many times
I don't know what I'm doin
Like I don't know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it's funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oooh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And i know i could break her concentration
But it don't feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there's something less about her
And I don't know what I'm supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
But don't let her see

And she says oooh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She'll be alright
She'll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says oooh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

And she says oooh
I can't take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cuz I can't help her now
She's down in it
She tried her best and now she can't win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

Jan 5, 2010

Truthful Tuesdays...

Confessions from a Working Mom

So, I couldn't help but respond to this one, Elizabeth!

Her question for the week.... "Have you ever lost something, and came out better for it?"

Pull on the heartstrings here!

I lost a husband, a friend, a companion. But, all be damned, if I didn't come out BETTER for it!! I lost my anger, I lost my frustrator (made that one up), I lost my cause of worry... I lost one of the worst parts of my life. And boy, does it feel good!!

I gained back my self esteem. I gained back my own hopes, dreams, and passions. I gained back the WANT to love, satisfy, and dream.

So yes, I HAVE lost something, but came out BETTER for it!

When All Else Fails!!

Day 5...

So the camera is in the car and I didn't feel like going to get it. But then I thought, you know, I have to keep this going. I'm having a fun time with it and I know at least one person is checking everyday! (Christina!) So... I improvised!!

Bath time turned into "Grab the laptop and take pictures!" time!! :)

Gosh, I love this little girl so much...

Is she ever going to get those eye teeth?!

Jan 4, 2010

Day 4...

"Hey, get out of my car! Can't you see I'm busy pushing my babies around?"

"Stop chasing me!!! Save my babies!!"
"Now, now TJ, let me show you how it is done!"
"Can you believe this guy? He is already learning how to cook for me! And what a pretty necklace!"

This is how I found Olivia this morning. She won the sippy cup battle. No worries, it is only water, but still. I plan on taking the cup out tonight before I go to bed.

Jan 3, 2010

Day 3...

Yay for lazy days!!

Tomorrow I head back to work and Olivia goes back to daycare. She has not been awake before 10am the past week, so 7:00am should be real interesting for her. :(

I am sad to go back to work, but I have missed my coworkers!

We started the morning watching Barney... as she was dancing while sitting.

Then this is how we ended the night.... lol. Pure comfort around here!

In between we made some cookies! Stupendous, yummy sugar cookies with M&Ms!
And just because she is cute. She LOVES this horse... carries it around all day. We are still working on the Cozy Coupe. She sits in it all the time, but doesn't know how to go forward yet.

Jan 2, 2010

Day 2...

Go Pokes! Even though the Oklahoma State Cowboys did not bring home a win today, Olivia and I were showing our pride and colors! We even went out and about AFTER the game in our colors!
She loves taking pictures when I am with her. She thinks it is funny that her and Mama are smiling together. But, try to take a picture of just her, doesn't work.

A Year in Pictures...




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