Monthly Archives: November 2003

So many feelings swarming around in my mind.. so many situations.. I am not a happy person right now.. I just want to run and hide from the world.


1. List five things you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year.

  • finish basement

  • have all business expenses recorded for tax purposes

  • weekend getaway

  • anna moved into her own room

  • move my office downstairs

2. List five people you’ve lost contact with that you’d like to hear from again.

  • Tammi

  • Rachel

  • Hiedi

  • Lisa (who I hear from occasionally but would love to spend time with)

  • Cheryl

3. List five things you’d like to learn how to do.

  • drive

  • sew

  • cook gourmet meals

  • more enhanced webpage designing

  • animated graphics

4. List five things you’d do if you won the lottery (no limit).

  • pay all debts

  • buy a new home/or fix up this one severely

  • college fund for kids

  • give to church

  • help parents

5. List five things you do that help you relax.

  • calgon – take me away

  • sit myself in front of a romantic comedy

  • play solitaire games on computer

  • cuddle with hubby

  • read book centered around 19th century

Annaleah: enjoying her banana while watching Sesame Street


Things have been incredibly busy around here.. yesterday I signed on my first Avon recruit.. whoo hoo.. I am so excited!!  Then I had to go to the church to clean (it is our turn).. Angel dropped Anna and I off.. It was horrible.. It started when I discovered no water.. well  that makes it a little difficult to clean.. well.. then there was this huge furry thing in the sink!!  I have an extreme dislike for creepy crawlers.. and i was petrified it would eventually leave the sink.. then I wouldn’t know where it was.. I noticed there was a pot of water on the stove.. so I heated it up.. boiled it.. then poured it all over the bug.. making it go into the sink.. ugh.. gives me the shivers..


Then.. I went to vac the nursery and there was no cord to plug in?? Couldn’t figure that one out.. so I had to sweep the rug.. then I broke the duster.. don’t ask how.. .  Then while I was cleaning upstairs.. Anna kept playing with the nativity scene.. I couldn’t get her to leave it alone.. I was done cleaning and called Angel.. while on the phone Anna managed to take all ceramic animals and bring them to the hall.. I got off the phone and went to help her put them back.. and I found Joseph’s head on the floor.. ahhh! !  I called Angel immediately to pick up some super glue.. we fixed poor Joseph.


Then, later that night, Anna wanted to watch a movie.. so I changed her for bed… and put in a movie in our room.. then went to the living room to watch tv with Angel.. well she was very quiet.. so I figured she fell asleep.. nope!  boy was I wrong.. she took off her diaper and peed all over Angel’s side of the bed..and the floor.. AHHH!!!


She is totally wearing me out!


I absolutely love Monday Nights.. and I have a fascination with actors/actress from other tv/movies



7th Heaven

Eric (Stephen Collins) is brought in by the school board to help investigate the local high school Principal, Ms. Jones (guest-star Meredith Baxter), when more than one concerned parent questions her behavior. When a female student disappears, all fingers point at Ms. Jones, but Eric believes strongly that the student’s father may be the real culprit.


Very touching episode.. I loved seeing the guests in this one..


Mrs. Jones – Meredith Baxter Birney (Mrs. Keaton – Family Ties)



Alice – Madeline Zima (Gracie – The Nanny)  



Dr. Brown courts Linda Abbott despite Edna’s and Harold’s insistence that he’s wasting his time, but Andy persists, forcing Linda to tell him that she is H.I.V. positive. Bright tells Ephram he can win Madison’s affections by ignoring her, but the plan goes awry when she breaks up with her boyfriend. Amy meets a flirtatious and attractive town bad-boy, Tommy Callahan (guest star Paul Wasilewski), whose compassion for her problems touches her heart for the first time since Colin’s death.


I could not figure out who Tommy was.. he looked so familiar so I had to look it up..

Tommy Callahan – Paul Wasilewski (Lex Luthor’s brother – Lucas – Smallville)


I still have to watch Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, and Smallville.. I just realized that Linda Abbott on Everwood was also Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place..

103.3.. that is what it went back up to again.. my poor baby.. and she was having a horrible dream or night terror last night.. around 3am.. she woke up screaming, “mommy, mommy”.. and she wouldn’t stop.. I held her and she refused to look at me.. continued to fight and scream.. she finally calmed down and slept on me for a bit.. her body was cool.. then about 30 minutes later .. she indicated that she wanted to go back in her bed.. she is still sleeping.

So now I am home again.. the plan was church, computer show, out to eat and then Walmart, and home.. now hubby gets to go and I get to stay here.. like I do everyday.. geez.. what is wrong with me.. I am so itching to get out of this house.  Yesterday we did get out for a little while.. Anna seemed to be much better.. so we went and found her a winter coat and snow pant set for $25.00.. I was very very happy about that.. then we ate at the mall food court.. and I almost forgot.. we picked out presents at ToysRUs for Jade and Katelynn’s birthday.. but we never made it to Walmart and I am desperate for clothes.. I only own one long pair of jeans and I sweat pants.. and it is cold.. brr..

I do not like the cold months.. I get in a state of depression and stuck in my home.. everyone is harping on me to start driving and get my license.. but how can I learn to drive safely if I keep falling asleep.. my sleeping has gotten so much worse.. I fall asleep everywhere.. in the middle of conversations and I am out within 5  minutes in a car.. I sleep fine at night.. I wake when Anna needs me but that is about it.. I just don’t get  it..

ok.. enough of my babbling.. my baby girl is sick and needs me.. enough self-pity.. I do need to find someone to call today.. desperately need a friend to talk to..

I would love advice.. Anna absolutely hates medicine.. it is a fight to get it in her.. and half ends up on her.. well, when she was teething..she loved the teething tablets.. still tells me her teeth hurts and says she needs one.. so I decided to try the chewable Tylenol.. she refuses to take them.. any idea if it would be ok to smash them and put them in her milk??  I am getting desperate and do not like to fight with her each and every time she needs meds..

Oh .. must share one more thing.. her new favorite sentence ” No, you stay with me”..   and ” I don’t like it” .. silly girl is getting a tad demanding..

Well, Anna seems to be much better today.. Yesterday her temp went as high as 103.4.. I really do not like fevers.. she seems much more alert today and talkative.. Right now she is watching her favorite movie .. “Fox and the Hound”

Well, I think I updated quite a bit today.. it is now 11:45pm and I am heading to bed.. Annaleah is sick.. .. my poor baby has a fever and it definately explains her grouchiness today.  I am praying for a good night sleep.

Night everyone

Thank you so much for the comments!!  It really helps to know that someone is reading.. cause I am guilty of reading and not responding.. I am truly sorry.. I have got to change that.

David Update:

David has officially turned 15.  We had a family get together on Saturday.  I cooked and prepared alot of food.. What everyone enjoyed was the porcupines, salsa, and cheesy baked onion dip.  I served luncheon meat on a platter with rolls.. I think it was a great success.. We bought him a dvd player, 3 movies and a playstation.  We refuse to pay alot of money on playstation 2.  And David can afford to buy playstation games on his own right now. 


The children helped David open gifts.





The Cake



Chocolate Cherry Cake with chocolate buttercream frosting


He seemed happy.  Especially because he now had 3 movies to watch when his friends slept over on Monday.  He had 3 friends here.. We bought pizza and they had ice cream floats.  Then Tuesday he starts complaining about his ears and throat.. he had 2 bumps.. one next to his ear and one under.. Wednesday morning he wakes up feeling like he can’t move his face..  So I made an appt to see the doc. 


Ears are fine, throat is fine.  He has infected lymp nodes.. So he is put on antibiotics.. Doc wants to see him again on monday.. and they are calling today to see how he is doing.. The excuse note is extended for the week depending on how david feels.. Well, he is home today.. with 4 swollen spots instead of the two he started out with.. so I go online and type in infected lymp nodes.. and what does the search come up with.. “CANCER”.. definately not something I want to read!!  Yes.. I am a paranoid mom.


Annaleah Update:

Anna is still of course, stubborn and active as ever.  Halloween was quite interesting for her.  We decided to treating at the mall and she was quite confused.. the first store put a candy in her pumpkin and she was trying to figure out why.. so she took the candy out then tried to give it to the lady at the second store.. well, this lady put two lollipops in her pumpkin and she started crying.. then gave it to us and said she didn’t want it.. so the next store.. she hid the pumpkin behind her back and shook her head, no.  It was too funny.. we couldn’t stop laughing.. she did this through the next few stores.. then she found a lady she really liked.. so she let her put candy in .. she picked and chose who she wanted to contribute to her bucket.. Too funny..


Miss Cinderella



I did not tell her to pose like this.. I told her to smile and this is what I got.. 🙂




This pic is off my mom’s 10th floor balcony.. The colors were absolutely gorgeous!



Pretty Jade in her Mulan Costume



and her Jenga tower



and let’s not forget Katelynn. Katelynn and David share the same birthday.  Jade’s is later this month.  November is indeed a very busy month for this family.


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