Monthly Archives: April 2010

This is going to be a random bullet post.

  • My dad is in the hospital
  • kidney failure
  • last week he had a tumor taken from his leg
  • we visited him yesterday.. 
  • he didn’t look good
  • mom found him this morning and called ambulance
  • we also have no clean water
  • it is brown
  • we never got the notice that the town was flushing the system
  • so we never prepared
  • tonight was also photoshoot for ballet, tap and kids in motion
  • oh my word.. I was not prepared
  • fringes were hard..
  • thankfully a mom came over to help
  • then of course changing for the next two
  • rush rush rush
  • never mind the work I put into the bun 
  • Anna’s hair is so thin
  • so I used a sock to give it substance .. lol
  • so glad today is over
  • please pray for my dad though.  
  • I am very worried and trying to give it to God.  
  • Thanks for listening if you got this far! 

I didn’t do any preparing for mom or party yesterday.  My friend came in visited with her children.  I discovered Ethan would be leaving earlier than usual on a Thursday and decided to go with Angel and Anna.  It was nice to get out of the house.  We decided to go to Gamestop and check out some of the Nintendo Ds systems.  We have no clue what to get Anna for her birthday and wanted to see if that was an option.  We went to two stores.. just enjoying browsing and holding hands.. It was nice.  Usually we are rushing to get here and there and never just get to relax and kill time.  I ended up not buying anything.. we watched Bones and then I did some research on the different ds systems online.  I love to research and know what I am getting for my money.  

Now I am sick.  The weather cooled down drastically last night which is bad for my allergies.  I ended up coughing all night long.  My throat is raw and I didn’t sleep well at all.  I just drank my peppermint tea with honey, so I am feeling just a bit better.

I decided to try something different today…

1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
~ First let me tell you, a movie of my life would be a pretty dull movie!  That is a hard question for me.  I haven’t seen many of her movies lately but I always liked Sandra Bullock.  I think she would work.  🙂

2. Did you ever go to summer camp?
~  No, protective parents never let me go to camp.. however, my brothers went a few times. 

3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction?
~  People who can not speak a single sentence without cussing 2 more times.  Now I understand when someone is angry and slips.. but I have been around some who literally can not speak without swearing.. It just makes me cringe and slip away.  
Also a room full of people that I don’t know would also make me want to turn and run.  Especially if I am expected to talk.. I would rather stand against the back wall un-noticed and just observe.  

4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?
~  I rarely make a decision.  “Honey, what would you like for dinner?”  He tells me.. “whatever you want to make, surprise me.”  Another is when he asks me .. “where do you want to go to eat” and I say.. “wherever you would like to go..” LOL.  However, if I were to say.. “how about (insert any american restaurant chain here)”.. he would say.. “I feel like Indian (or Thai, or Korean).”  So what was the point of asking me?? 

5. What is currently your favorite song?
~  You know.. I have not been listening to many songs lately.  Been too busy.. usually I love my Wow Praise cds.  Lately the tune I belt out daily is “How much is that doggie in the window”.  Yea.. I spend alot of time singing with my grandson lately.. is that a bad thing?? 

I have to add.. yesterday was really cute..  Ethan wanted to listen to my mp3 player so he was just chilling on the couch listening.. All of a sudden he jumps up and says.. “They are talking about Jesus!”  I said.. “Do you know who Jesus is?”  He says.. “Yep” and goes back to listening.. way too cute.  

These questions came from Mama M.
Go check her out. 

  • high 80’s today
  • perfect for window washing
  • painting windows,
  • curtains washed too!
  • even fixed curtain rod..
  • thanks hubby!
  • tied and sore is a good thing right?
  • my curtains are wrinkled though
  • was I supposee to iron them?
  • oops!
  • also made french onion soup
  • yum!
  • watched 2012
  • cried alot
  • a bit of blocking eyes also..
  • maybe a few screams
  • went to bed soon after
  • slept great
  • now getting ready for company
  • and wondering if I should try steaming those curtains
  • Have a great day!

I have been here.. just not in my right mind is all. Anna’s birthday party is in 2 weeks and I am just a mess.. Seriously!

She decided on a “Girls Rock” Party. So I made concert tickets for invitations. I already ordered some items from Oriental Trading(love that place). I still have alot to plan and purchase but my brain is mush! I bought some cardboard guitars that they could decorate and hang on their walls.. I am thinking Anna could have everyone’s signature on hers. They will decorate guitar pics.. already purchased a guitar pinata. She wants to also do Karaoke with all the girls.. what fun.. I can picture everyone wanting to sing Hannah Montana songs.. My son is gonna really love that.. not!.

I am really a mess over this party though.. Main reason.. hubby decided Anna should invite some of her friends from dance. I almost lost it when he said this. I love her parties and planning them is so much fun.. but the only ones that come are those very close to me.. I don’t do well with those I don’t really know, and they are going to be in my house!! I am reminded of the time I was PTO co-president and just before our first meeting I was tearing up so badly.. my heart was pounding.. the other co-president was very aware and immediately asked if I could check on the kids in the next room.. I walked out and just cried.. so yeah, I don’t do well around a bunch of people I don’t really know. I can do one on one.. but that is about it..

I am told I will survive! I hope so..

In preparation for Anna’s party.. we have been working on the house. David and Abby have been painting.. they cleared out and painted the family room downstairs.. moved all the school stuff, toys and books to that room. We found a free couch and recliner in great shape.. bought an area rug. David continued to paint the stairway and hallway. He has been working on the yard. I have been steaming and moving things and trying to organize. When you have to continue with your dailies and school.. it is not an easy task! But we are getting there.. It was supposed to be done 2 years ago but never happened. Now it seems things are starting to fall in place. Alot of work and chaos included.. but it’s getting done finally!

I have also been learning alot of new dishes. I started looking up some Korean recipes on YouTube and found a few side dishes I have been really wanting to make on my own. Angel has been very pleased with the outcome. I like to cook when he enjoys the food.. It is also nice to have different things for a change. Our dinner menus can get pretty mundane lately.

This weekend we are picking up my mom for the week. She will be helping with the party stuff and keeping me company while I go insane.

Oh, I should mention next month won’t get any better. Anna has her ballet performance in May and we have alot of rehearsals to attend. Part of me can’t wait til June!!

Karen Hellier

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