Saturday, October 31, 2009

My creepy trick-or-treaters...

Holy hotness Batman! It was so hot out there last night. Justin's hair was soaking wet and I was ready to come home within 5 minutes. Justin opted out of his mask which is good for me because I always end up carrying it anyways. The best part of the night though was that we talked more than we trick or treated. :) Meaning we ended up with about half the usual stash.

Here is Justin's scary ghost face... he tried :)
Then there was the Vampiress. Scary ~ right?
I was super proud though. The words thank you are a lost art with many kids (and adults) these days, but I heard "trick or treat" and "thank you" out of my kids all night long. Justin also threw in a "have a happy Halloween" all on his own to each house we stopped at. It felt good to see people smile at his sweetness. He is a sweetie for sure.
Hope you all had a great night.
~Happy Sunday

Is October over yet?

Phew... October sure had turned out to be one busy month. I have a PILE of deposits to do for PTA that I have not gotten to because of training and Leighanna's birthday parties. The PTA's annual auction is in less than 2 weeks so I have been wrapping up the few donations I was suppose to go after. Justin's class basket is sitting here saying... "wrap me and turn me in".

It seems as if the list goes on for miles. ~Seriously

But, the big item this month was Leighanna's big 10... yep, my 4 pound preemie turned 10.
I brought her home on Halloween day 10 year's ago. I still have the Anne Geddes doll we borrowed the Lady bug costume from. She now sits proudly on the plant shelf in Leighanna's room. AHHH memories ~ I love them.

So Now shes 10. You would never look at her and know she was so little. I like to say that's because she was well loved :)
Here is Leighanna on her actual birthday last Friday. We always do a small treat on the actual big day with just the 4 of us...
The cake fits her perfectly :) lol

Then we had the family party... this year's was super simplified compared to most because I have been crazy busy. We just did some light snacks and a simple cake that Leighanna and her dad picked out...AND THEN...
There was the Halloween birthday bash/slumber party. This year I only let her invite 6 girls. (4 came) So all together we had 5 girls here. Last year there were 8 and it was a little nuts!!!

Daddy does not partake in such slumber party festivities (can't really blame him). So he took Justin over to Nonnie's house where they were spoiled as usual.

Us girls had a good time without the boys... we tie dyed shirts(my hands are still purple), decorated cakes, made bracelets and a fort, had a fashion show and watched Ghostbusters. Now, I do have to say... I don't remember Ghostbusters being a little "iffy" for 10 year olds... I guess I look at things differently now that I am a mom. I have not seen it in a while and completely forgot the part were the lady ghost is hovering over Dan Aykroyd and she unbuttons and unzips his pants... then all you see is his face in a pleasant way if you know what I mean.
All I could think is OMG... I don't know half of these girls moms and this is not good.
"COVER YOUR EYES GIRLS". Hopefully they won't discuss that part with their parents :)
Here is our fashionistas after 1 of their wardrobe changes...
Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quote of the day...

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease." ~ LisaAlther

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A short response to a BIG A DOUBLE S

This letter was posted by Shamae on Sunday. This guy is a jerk... please read below for my response.
On Oct. 3, myself and my girlfriend were eating lunch at Burger King. A family came in and sat across the aisle from us. While the father was ordering food, we were shocked and appalled to see a boy inject himself with whatever medication, in front of God and everybody all while sitting at the table. We found this extremely offensive. That sort of business should be done in private. How about a little respect for those around you. Other than the obvious fact that it's not sanitary for those who use the table next, you have no idea how something like that can affect people. People go through a lot in their life and things like that may bring up certain feelings and memories best forgotten. I would like to thank those that day for totally ruining my meal

Dear Mr. Compassion,
I am “shocked and appalled” at your lack of empathy for a child. Rather than understanding the challenges that he must face every day; you prefer to focus on yourself and how you feel. Don’t look if this is so offensive to you. And please do not bring God into your ignorance, because God understands and does not judge.
I also noticed you added the date to your complaint. I can only assume this was so that the family would know who your complaint was about. Well, shame on you. I can guarantee that this child did not choose this and I for one am proud that he does not hide it from “God and everybody”. Maybe if more young men were a bit more courageous, ignorance such as yours would go away.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quote of the day...

Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list. ~Jasper Carrott

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No mom of the year award for me!!

Tomorrow is the day I have been thinking about all month. The big 1 year anniversary of the day that changed our lives. Yep, almost 1 whole year since Justin was diagnosed.
Proudly, I have made it 364 days without major incident... until today.

Here's my "mom of the year" moment for today... for the past 2 weeks I have been in training and our daily routine has been a little off. I have been waking up at 5am and still not going to bed until the usual midnight/1 ish/2 ish. My mother in law (God bless her) has been here at 7am every morning so I can get to class on time. She then returns by 2:30 to stay with the kids until I get home around 4:30ish. At that point; I finish up homework with kids, dinner, Boy scouts, Girl scouts, I do my homework, showers, dishes, deposits and budgets for the PTA... blah blah blah. Needless to say I am tiered.
Now I know the working mom's out there snicker at my mere list of things to do, but please keep in mind that I have not "worked" in 10 yrs and am a little out of practice.

So this morning... 5am rolls around and I am wondering why I ever complained about 6... I get up, stumble to the coffee pot and the morning goes as planned...
I leave to take Justin to a friends so that he can ride the bus (Leighanna has to be at school early for guitar practice- my mother in law is taking her). At this point all is well and I am on the road. THEN... about 30 minutes into my drive, I start replaying the morning in my head.
"What am I forgetting"? My homework, the kids homework, Justin's snack/lunch, my lunch... no, I did all that.
Okay Lora, what did you forget? Did I brush their hair? Yes Lora, you brushed their hair!
Teeth... did they brush their teeth? DID I BRUSH MY TEETH?.... Teeth check... phew, I did.
Hmmm... think- think think (as Winnie the Poo would say)
Okay, Justin's sugar was 91 this morning... Insulin........ Insulin........... ummm Insulin.........
OH S#&!... that's right, I said "S#%!". (LOUDLY)
OMG... I gave it to him right?... Surely, I wouldn't forget! (Oh yes- I forgot)

By now, I am more than 45 minutes away and my son was shipped off with no insulin on board.
Seriously... who in the world felt as if I am equip for this???
I quickly called my mother in law... OMG... NONNIE... (as if I really want her to know how much my parenting sucks ~right?)

So Nonnie's pulling a u-turn in the mini (van that is) and I call the school looking for the nurse.
I will say that we have the best nurse ever at our school. How do I know this? Well, after 364 days of dealing with me... she surely thinks I am a nut... however, she never says it to my face (I would sincerely like to thank her for that).

In the end Justin's sugar was surprisingly not that bad... he actually ran on the low side today.
(and no I do not think I double dosed him... lol)
If he survives my parenting it will be a miracle for sure :) Heck... It will be a miracle if I survive my parenting.

Here's to another 364 days without incident!!
~Happy Tuesday

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What a week!!

Whew... what a crazy week. Big project: sold a scrapbook and had to finish it by this morning. I just started it last Sunday(I do my best work when I have less time to ponder:). I scraped like a mad woman in between boy scouts, girl scouts, guitar practice, 2 doctors appointments, dentist appointments, school stuff, hitting up the family for popcorn sales and so on... The book turned out cute though and from what I hear the "Mommy to be" love it! (guess that's all that matters)
Tomorrow... I have to make up for slacking around the house all week. Lot's of tidying to do because my mother-in-law will be here for the next two weeks while I am in training. Unfortunately, I don't think the 10 minute tidy will do this time??
The next few weeks will be much of the same... Leighanna's 10th birthday in on the 23rd and it sounds like she has BIG PLAN'S!!! (oh boy) In the pre-teen spirit; the snooty...I mean sweet little princess has found her opinion?? (btw~ it no longer matches mine) Simply deciding what to wear for picture day was a task and required a whole lot of "creative" reverse psychology to make things go somewhat my way. What happened to: I laid a freshly ironed outfit on her bed, she put it on, end of story?
Now for the hubby... I am sitting her beside him as he has literally CHEWED his nails off over the Gator game... he's up waaay past his usual 9:30 bed time... and his knee has been bobbing up and down so nervously that the whole couch is jiggling with him!!! I love the Gators and this game has been a "nail bitter", but my lord... have a beer and chill out pumpkin.

On that note...
Happy Saturday...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Quote of the day...

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once". ~Ashleigh Brilliant.
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