Sunday, May 31, 2009
Ok maybe you don't have to! Because after I what I saw on the MTV Movie Awards. YEAH!
So here's what went down:
Let me first apologize to my mom. Yes, I was paying attention to what you were saying to me on the phone until this happened. Here it goes:
While I was on the phone with my mom I muted MTV's Movie Awards so I could hear her better. I wasn't really paying attention until I saw a pair of angel wings and a guy in nothing but ass less chaps and something that looked like a skirt that Brad Pitt wore in the movie Troy. I took a closer look to see that it was Sacha Baron Cohen who was promoting his character Bruno, a homosexual model for his newest movie ( Cohen is best known for for his character Borat!).
A reminder. I can't hear anything!
All of a sudden the the harness that Cohen is hanging off of malfunctions which looks like it was meant to happen. Cohen gets flipped upside down and the harness starts to lower down into the crowd. Once it he lands, I notice that he landed on Eminem and a bunch of his bodyguards!!
YEAH! I KNOW!!
It looks like the bodyguards push Cohen around like their own personal pinata and then they left the award show!
I'm sorry, but I don't care if "bad publicity is good publicity" but MTV has taken it too far! I know that Eminem has not been one to hold his tongue when it comes to celebrities and social issues but I don't believe he need to have Cohen's butt in his face! I was never a fan Cohen and now I remember why! I have a sense of humour but I don't think I would ever want to have someones junk in my face!
I need another shower!
Friday, May 29, 2009
I also was able to organize my daughters clothes because they all over the floor! Now all her stuff are in the drawers and they actually fit her instead of guessing if that outfit will fit or not!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I heard the washer tonight acting up and making a funny waterfall sound and for some reason my body did not move when my brain was screaming "the basement is flooding!". Why does my son insist on putting crap in the sink where the washer dumps water into?!
I course I know this is happening! Why won't I move (I wasn't typing this post when it happened, but I might as well have been). I do have to say that while I was cleaning up the wet basement floor I was thinking about what I was going to type here!
I was also thinking if my husband is reading this right he must be laughing at the fact that NOTHING happens when he is home!! Damn Murphy's Law!!
So now I'm in my room hiding from the world relaxing after the mopping workout that was unscheduled for me this evening!
Let the mayhem continue!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I'm so excited to get this award!!
I want to pass this award on to Supermom from The Adventures of Supermom... now where is my cape?
and to Stephanie from My Loves Forever.
Congrats ladies your blogs are awesome!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Not by the fact that he is leaving for five weeks. But my son has just figured out "time" and that daddy goes away for a really long time and he's not sure when he is coming back.
And that is hard for me! Because the boy tends to have the worst temper tantrums and is very abusive towards his sister and me.
I do have to say though that he has gotten better to listening to me. AND he completed a full time out without having to run back and forth for about an hour, putting him back on his chair when he leaves it and starting all over again. So it's a HUGE deal that a time out lasted 4 minutes!
So the troops took decided to go to the new park near our house. We have a park that is a spit away from our Private Married Quarters but it's so rundown we are scared for the kids to be on it!
This new park is made with Lil' Tykes equipment so it meant more for toddlers and they laid it on recycled old tired, which is great because now cats and other animals aren't using the sand as their personal washroom because there is no sand! YEAY!
And can I tell you how cushy it is?! I was expecting that rubber stuff to be hard and rough to play on but the second I step on it I felt like I was in a Dr. Scholl's commercial. I was gellin'!
My only concern is that once it gets really hot, how hot will my troops feet will get?
Hubby decided to bring out the remote control cars that he and Ducky got for Christmas. Ducky has been wanting to break that toy in for months.
And break it in he did! He took that thing down the slide and off the equipment and the car got some big air.... until he took it off the highest part of the park and it broke... in two!
I've told Cpl. Mayhem that nothing lasts in this kids hands and he wanted me to give him examples, well there it is!
The park was fun and it pretty much pooped out my troops, which is great.
I must try to do this again when hubby is gone, we will see how Ducky behaves the first time and hopefully we can make it a nice part of our evening routine before or after dinner.
As long as he looks like this at the end of the day!!
HE DID GOOD!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
- Enjoy each others company
- Laugh with each other (or at each other but we a still laughing)
- Listen to each other
- Have incredibly inappropriate PDA
- Get each others jokes
- Know when to step back when either one of us is angry
- Support each other
- Protect each other
- Stand up for each other
- Can't keep a house clean, but who is trying when we are having so much fun
- Are learning new things about the other
- Are honest with each other, sometimes to a fault!
- Love each other
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I graduated with diplomas in Broadcast Journalism and Radio Announcing. But living in a place that looks like the town was built around the military base, there isn't many opportunities to find a great job in my field. So that's why I blog!
Well, that's not true.....
I blog because no one listens to me at home!
I also wanted to share my stories to the world.
I'm a military wife. My husband Cpl. Mayhem, will be deploying to Afghanistan in April 2010. I really wanted him to have a place where he can read what was going on at home without having me to recount what happens during a phone call, which most military wives know are not always long.
I met Cpl. Mayhem in college and we were inseparable ever since! Well.... that's partially true. After we got married he joined the Canadian Military. It was a long process for him to finally get accepted but he did!
A year after we got married and a had our first child, "Ducky". He got the nickname when a nurse gave him a duck hat that engulfed his small head!
Ducky and I lived alone for a year while on Cpl. Mayhem was gone for a whole year at basic.
Ducky is a bundle of joy but a challenge. Fun for everyone, including my blog! The stories are never ending with this little man!
And finally there is my daughter "Chicky". Nicknamed for the sound she made in the delivery room. Plus she was so small.
She's the light in everyone eyes, including Ducky's! He is the best big brother! She follows him around constantly and is learning tons from him. Which can be a good thing, but when the bad habits are being taught not so much!
We are all living through the live of being military. It's a hard life but a rewarding one!
We watch as my husband gets ready for his deployment and we all cope with the trials of dad going away for weeks on end.
When we moved to our first posting, for the longest time I felt like it was a prison sentence. I was alone in a new town, no job and no friends. For the first year I hated my husband for choosing a job that took me away from everyone that I loved. But now being here for almost 4 years there are the good times and the bad.
This is my journey through the process of my soldier getting ready for deployment and how I'm coping with the trials of being a military wife and a mom. Thank you for following me through this time.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So I sat in the chair, had some small talk with the nurse taking my blood, then she looks at the paper and starts counting what needs to be tested. One, two, three, four..... ten... fifteen. Good God! How much do you want to take out of me?
She puts the rubber band thingy on my left arm and starts to feel around for a vein. As she starts to do this I think of my stylist who is TOTALLY in the wrong field and should try this job out! No vein there. She wraps my right arm.... Should I tell her that I'm going to be a challenge?....
She looks up at me and says, " It's probably because you've been fasting".
"Oh no, when I came through the door my veins decided to hide! Hehehe!" She's looking at me funny. Ok, tough crowd. Is this mic on?
She looks at me and says, " I don't get why you are so scared of getting blood work done when you have tattoos."
Maybe that's because I've never gone to a tattoo parlour and they've drawn vials of my blood thank you!
She finally got a vein and now she has become my new best friend! One time, no need to look for another vein. Thank you cranky nurse!!
Once we are out of the lab we head out to Wal-Mart where we go in search for a BBQ. We decide to get one from the grocery store near the house because it looked like a longer lasting BBQ. But is it just me or do some BBQs look like NASA space ship rejects?
So for being such a brave girl I decided to make my favorite dinner. Brazilian Beans! Feijoada! YUM-O! But the best part of it is that my daughter is just as crazy about them as I am!!!
This post today is for my mother! Thank for you teaching me to make a great meal and you can now stop bugging me about getting the tests done!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Heather Armstrong from Dooce is getting closer to delivering baby #2 so she started off the topic on "How Do You Prepare For A Second Child".
For myself I was a little nervous about having Chicky. My son was pretty much my everyday and I wondered what was I going to with him once this second baby came into our lives? How was she going to be incorporated in our troop? How will Ducky feel about it? I had some guilt about that but at the same time in my selfish side of my sub cranium I was perturbed by the idea of having to go through "newborn" stages all over again. Hell! I got my son potty trained and now I have to diaper and breastfeed all over again. It was a crappiest game of Monopoly where once my son was in a state of independence I landed on the Go To Jail block! Don't pass go. Don't collect your sanity!
But once Chicky was born I didn't feel like that anymore and at the same time I didn't feel like a complete idiot because I had done that before and I could say to those who were questioning me: " Umm, yes, I've done this before! Believe me, she will make it to her High School graduation in one piece!". Not to mention I got lucky that after having my son who's all energy (me!), I got a very laid back baby #2. She's her father's child!
I agree with Dana when she says you are so much confident with your second child. I kept second guessing myself with my first child. I was paranoid about diseases and injuries that I don't think my son was able to breath until I told him to half the time. But with my daughter, she could bounce off the couch while playing with my son and I don't have the urge to go get a cat scan. Not that I won't comfort her if she's hurting, but when my son tripped at friends house and clipped the fire place I was ready to dial 911 and had them on speed dial!
I actually never thought of how they were going to interact with each other until one day I went to pick Ducky up from Kiddie Kollege and he ran towards me, then dodge me all together and gave his little sister a big hug and said I miss you so much! Heart squish! Now that I go back through it all, life would never have been right without both my kids. We are complete!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Come on! 4 hours in a chair, with the amount of foils in my hair I was able to receive NASA transmissions off my head! Oh and for those Big Brother believers or those who think that there is a conspiracy going on in our governments: Nothing to report between the hours of 11:30 and 1pm!
But the real zinger was when I went to get my eyebrows waxed! Oh the things we do to look presentable! So my stylist gets me to sit on this bed to start on the waxing process. She stares at my eyebrows intently for 5 minutes then cleans them. She starts putting on the wax and presses hard about 20 time in the middle of eyebrows with the cloth. In my head I thinking I don't remember my eyebrows being so bad that she has to press so hard on them. I joked that they looked like Bert's eyebrows but geesh!
Then I figure out why. Her method of waxing is not just rip the cloth off my eyebrow, she has the "pull it slowly like a band-aid" philosophy. UMM OUCH!!
Then she goes for my left lower brow, puts on a bit of wax, then presses... and presses. Alright lady your in the wrong field because your finger is now in the middle of my skull from all this pressing, then I feel a slow RRRIIIIPPP.
"HELLO!!?" I could have gotten my 4 year old to do this by licking a Fruit-by-the-Foot on my eye in my kitchen! Then she proceeds to spend twenty minutes using a tweezers on my brows! I asked for them to be waxed! Throughout the entire time that she used her tweezers of hell I was thinking of a way to get out of there. " Hey look the Jonas Brothers!, nope that won't work... Single Army Man looking for a hair cut!"
"There you go! What do you think?"
What do I think? As I look at my newly cleaned brows all I can think of is that I'm not bleeding! Or red for that matter but then again, it's not like pulled hard enough to do that!
Never mind, they are done now! I'll just ask my sister to do them next time she's comes for a visit!
I wasn't looking for mayhem to ensue during my visit to salon but there it was!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
1) Put it in your purse
2) unknowingly your son goes through your purse before you can get to the bank
3) root through your purse for 20 minutes
4) curse at everything in sight, including the teenagers that are looking funny at you while you hit your head on the steering wheel
How to get your son to go to bed:
1) get him in his pjs and get his teeth brushed
2) read a story and sing songs
3) when he comes down the stairs the first time tell him to go back to bed and take him up
4) Repeat if necessary
5) if after the 5th time he comes down the stairs, tell him his aunt is making plans to come down for a visit but she will only if he listens to mommy! ( If you are really tired skip step 4 and go straight to 5!)
How to convince your husband that you need to watch Grey's Anatomy:
1) tell him none of his shows are on!
2) convince him that his Guild on World of Warcraft needs him tonight!
More to come!
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
One by one the contestants from this season are coming out and the more I see them, the more I want to get to where they are now!
I'm getting hot body envy!!
But not only does the Biggest Loser make viewers like me get up at work my flabby ass, they have a great program that helps the community during these difficult economic times.
It's called the Biggest Loser Pound for Pound Challenge. For every pound you pledge to lose in the summer General Mills will donate 14 cents to Feeding America- enough to provide a pound of groceries to local food banks.
I think that's a great excuse to lose weight! But since this Challenge is not set up in Canada, I'm going to see if there is a possibility to having this done on our base to help the community around us. I'll keep you posted on the idea!
But for now, my health has gotten better, I've been walking with a friend of mine, and tomorrow I'm getting out the old weights and starting to weight lift again. My biggest concern was lifting the weight because I was getting dizzy from doing just everyday things like picking up my daughter to take her to the second floor. Yeah, I know that's bad! But now it's getting better.So I'm going to continue to watch the show and hopefully my girl Tara will take the entire show!
Monday, May 11, 2009
He looked up at my sister and asked, " Does Bob the Builder work here?"
"I'm sorry he doesn't", she said.
And before the kid started to cry my sister tried to console him and said, " But he comes her often!"
I thought that was too cute!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I have messy fairies that come in the middle of the night and terrorize my house. Laundry everywhere, dishes in the sink, juice stains on the floor. They are messy those little fairies!
But as the official Minister Of Planning in my house I have spent a great deal of time trying to organize my thoughts on how I am going to tackle this mess. And that is why I'm on the computer writing rather than picking up....
I'm overwhelmed by the disaster! I need a maid! All I'm doing is just staring at the mess thinking what needs to be done and how I can accomplish it. But once again I'm typing...
I actually got a phone call from my mother today and she told me how my dad thinks I have the most immaculate house on the base. Why you might ask? Because on my Twitter page and Facebook I talk about how I'm cleaning my house or planning to do so. Very true, I should just get up off the sofa, put my laptop away and start cleaning the house. But really, I'm just overwhelmed and wish someone else would do it!
But my mom did give me this great tip: Instead of thinking about all that needs to be done, think, "today I'm going to clean the stove". Sound easy enough so I did the dishes. That was my accomplishment for the day. Tomorrow, the fridge. She also said you can do other things, you know the jobs you don't mind doing (for me it's laundry), then before you know the job you schedule to do will be done and you'll feel great that you managed to get at least one thing done!
And you know what? The toys are still on the ground, paperwork still needs to get done but I'm extremely happy that the dishes got done!
The job doesn't seem so daunting now that I look at the smaller picture.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here it goes:
- Cleaning appliances like a vacuum, mop, dishwasher ( always good but not for Mother's Day).-It's my day to relax and enjoy being a mom, I don't want to think of cleaning!
- Books on parenting- I'm not getting the Mother of the Year Award, that doesn't mean you have to make me feel like an even crappier mom by getting me a guide to better parenting!
- A Cemetery Plot! Enough said!
- A Pet- just what I need, another thing to take care of!
- Fruit of the Month Club Membership- that's sentimental!
- The combination of an All-You-Can Eat Brunch then exercise equipment. Nothing says "I love you Mom" than the notion of you need to get in shape so here are dumbbells, but first let's go out and stuff your face!
- Diaper Duty- Come on! It's Mother's Day!
- Early Morning Wake up Call see #7.
- Tickets to a horror movie- Yeah, my dream date night!
- Forgetting about Mother's Day in general
Which reminds me, I need to call my mom!HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!