Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What Do You Do...

...when there is a bee in your house?

My first reaction when the little bugger hovered beside me was to jump off my chair and yell, "Oh my god! There's a bee in my house!" Not really very helpful. So I went to the cabinet and tried to find something to spray it with. Probably not the greatest idea, but with kids in the house, I'd rather a pissed off bee sting me, than a child randomly getting too close and getting stung. Lucky for me, the bee had situated itself between the window and the blinds. I sprayed the crap out of that thing. I guess that is one way to get a bee out of your house... kind of. If Jason had been home, I would have made him take care of it.

What would you have done?

Monday, February 15, 2010


Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pardon this Interruption...

I am sorry to inform you, but this blog will not be updated too frequently.  I do not have the time in my day to update two blogs, take care of my family and home, write, and relax.  Posts on this particular blog will not completely cease, but they will be few and far between.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Silly Kids...

My kids LOVE the webcam, so today, I decided to post some of their silly photos.  They get the biggest kick out of seeing themselves on the computer screen and making silly faces.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So much for that goal! Epic Fail!!

The holidays were crazy and fun. The kids really enjoyed themselves and we all spent a lot of time with family and friends. Lex recently got to talk to his Uncle Eric who is currently deployed. Of course, I had no idea how to get the webcam to work with Skype, so we could see him, but he couldn't see us.

Lex is getting so big. He is loving school and learning so much. He is getting better at writing his name and identifying letters as he sees them. He is starting to sound out some small words as well. He loves to play MarioKart on the Wii and is very good at it. He enjoys playing with cars and Transformers.

Eva is starting to talk more. She is saying please, thank you, Dora, Bell (for Tinkerbell... she is obsessed), kitty and lots more. She knows some animal sounds and loves to immitate a monkey. She loves to dance and dress up with her mardi gras beads and fairie costumes.

That is life in our house right: crazy, hectic, and tons of fun.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Photo Friday

I have a goal. I will post at least once a week on this blog. You may only get a photo every week, though.
Today, I will show off the little loves of my life.

My handsome Little Lex

My beautiful little Eva
My babies decorating the ceramic tree we got from my Great-Grandma Hilda (Grandma Linda made it for GG. GG gave it to me the year I had Lex).
My little ones playing in their "clubhouse"
They piled pillows and blankets in the corner under the counter by their kitchen set.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Too Funny

We had our annual lease renewal inspection yesterday (was supposed to be last Thursday, but it got rescheduled) so that meant deep cleaning. I went to bed the night before around 1230am after cleaning most of the night, I then got up with Jason (and Lex's screaming, I'll get back to that...) at 5am and cleaned until 830am. I was exhausted. Lex and Eva got up for the day around 930am and I could barely keep my eyes open. Lex asked, "What's wrong, Mommy?" I told him, "Mommy just worked her butt off." "Your butt?" I laugh, "Yup, guess I can't sit down since I worked my butt right off!"

Lex had woken up screaming at 5am because his ear hurt. This little guy has had so many ear infections that he doesn't tell me when his ears hurt, I usually just have to watch for his usual signs, sick eyes, little to no appetite, overly crabby... it has to hurt him pretty bad for him to tell me it hurts. I gave him some motrin and had him lay back down. I took him into the doctor that afternoon. Double ear infection, the left was more infected than the right. The left is the only one he says hurts. The doctor sent the prescription over to Target. We went over and killed about an hour to wait for the prescption to be filled. When we went to pick it up, my lack of sleep and over-exhaustion was getting the best of me. The fax had JUST gotten there... it was going to take another half hour before it was ready. I had to go home and sit down, so we left and waited for Jason to get home to pick up Lex's medicine. While I was paying for the medicine, I stood in front of Lex and he dropped something on the ground, so I picked it up and he laughs, "Mommy, you still have your butt!"

That was probably a lot longer than it needed to be...