Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My name is Heather and I'm a Twiaddict

To any friends that care at all that I havent been blogging much, sorry Ive been hanging out with the kids in Forks. :) I'll be back, but I dont think Ill ever be any good at blogging. I do have a new thing I am going to try though. Thanks to the twiwidower I was on blogspot which took me to Valeries page where I noticed a Love Dare thing that she did in Feburary. Coty hurt his back and spent all day yesterday being a lump. Monday is my busiest day and it was so irritating rushing around and him just laying there. He was being grumpy and rude to top it off so I was feeling so resentful. I decided that after yesterday's pointless irritation, the Love Dare was a really great idea, so here goes Day 1. Wish me luck, and maybe I'll get back around to let you know how it goes!

Day 1: Love is patient
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
—Ephesians 4:2 NIV
The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It’s better to hold your tongue than to say something you’ll regret.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Interview with Logan

1. What is something mom always says to you?I love you
2. What makes mom happy?when Im good
3. What makes mom sad?when our dog dies
4. How does your mom make you laugh?by saying things that are funny like bloobybloobybloo bere are you? instead of scooby doo
5. What was your mom like as a child?i dont know
6. How old is your mom?six
7. How tall is your mom?"i'm gonna count how big you are" (starts at my toes traces up) "one two three four inches to your back and two three to go that way one two that way .......I think you're 16 tall!"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? play with me
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? go to work
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?being good and doing everything she needs to do
11. What is your mom really good at?playing ping pong and foos ball and she's really good at cleaning up
12. What is your mom not very good at?I dont know. What are you really not good at?
13. What does your mom do for her job?cleaning up the house
14. What is your mom's favorite food?I have no idea
15. What makes you proud of your mom?when she is nice to me
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?that girl on that cartoon that sure looked-ed funny
17. What do you and your mom do together?play
18. How are you and your mom the same?we're both good kids
19. How are you and your mom differentshes a grown up
20. How do you know your mom loves you?because she plays with me so much
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?he takes good care of me and when she doesn't put enough strawberry syrup in my strawberry milk he fixes it and makes it sooo good.
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?she doesnt actually like to go to anywhere

An Interview with Dylan

1. What is something mom always says to you?eat your dinner
2. What makes mom happy?doing what she says
3. What makes mom sad?if someone says bad things about her
4. How does your mom make you laugh?when she tells me a really funny joke
5. What was your mom like as a child?she played with toys
6. How old is your mom?is it a thirty? I think 34
7. How tall is your mom?10 inches, I think...let me count over...actually I meant 12
8. What is her favorite thing to do? play with me
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? whatever she wants to do
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?being in the circus
11. What is your mom really good at?checking email
12. What is your mom not very good at?balancing on her head
13. What does your mom do for her job?she works at a restaurant
14. What is your mom's favorite food?ice cream
15. What makes you proud of your mom?when she plays with me
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?Sponge Bob
17. What do you and your mom do together?eat
18. How are you and your mom the same?we both have hair
19. How are you and your mom differentmom has longer teeth than me
20. How do you know your mom loves you?because she told me
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?sometimes he bes nice to her
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?out to eat

Friday, January 30, 2009

Facebook Notes: 25 things

Rules:Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people, then click publish.)
1. I'm too tall for "tall" jeans. I will never be the girl in stiletto heels.

2. Even though I am a card carrying member of the PTA, I have a hard time seeing myself as a grown up. until I notice the wrinkles and the grey.

3. My feet grew one full shoe size with each baby I had and never shrank back. I have to buy ugly shoes from the transvestite section at Payless.

4. I can make a mean hula hoop but I suck at hooping. I can only keep it going around my waist to walk or dance, but if I try to do I trick I look like a confused clutzy kid.

5. I could eat Taco Bell several times a week and never get tired of it.

6. My husband and I have sacrificed and do give up a lot so we can both have our dream jobs. He is a Brewer for Humperdinks and I am a stay at home mom. It pays the bills and keeps us smiling but we dont get out much :)

7. Although my husband brews beer and most of my friends are total beer nerds, I actually like cheap light beer (shh..)

8. I am totally not a cat person, but we have two cats and no dogs. Soon I'll be a crazy cat lady for sure!

9. I am trying to toilet train my cats. Its harder than it sounds.

10. I plan to finish my social work degree one day, but I feel I couldnt do it while my kids are small. I am going to start volunteering though.

11. Both of my kids wore cloth diapers. I even made my own baby wipes.

12. I am trying to crochet a plarn bag, but I dont really know how to crochet or how to read a pattern, but it seems to be coming along fine. I guess.

13. My best friend and I went to the same high school at the same time, but were never friends. We even dated the same guy from another school. (at different times)

14. My Wednesday dollar drinks happy hour with the girls has evolved over the years to Mondays at Taco Bell :)

15. My husband and I share one car although we own two camper vans named Sunshine and The Pickle.

16. I love to go camping. Theres something so wonderful about being away from all sense of time and structure- just playing in nature.

17. I like to wear colorful knee high socks with converse and shorts ;)

18. I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers but truth be told, I am no good at watching my weight!

19. I never change my jewelry. If I take it off, I'll never remember to put it back on.

20. I love Halloween. Making the costumes is my favorite part.

21. I believe that each one of us needs to take responsibity for the earth and for each other. "We are not here to see through one another but to see one another through"

22. I enjoy watching football.

23. I LOVED the Twilight saga and it left me with total Forks withdrawal, but thankfully I think Ive adjusted now, three other books later, and can rejoin society.

24. I love live music. Rock concerts, bluegrass festivals, I like to sing out loud and dance with the crowds. Although dancing on stage can be a blast too :)

25. Being a mom is better than I ever thought possible. My boys are the greatest. Sometime I feel like I am the best mom ever and sometime I feel useless, but they always make me feel like Im the most important person in the room.(I know I'd better enjoy that part while it lasts)

Friday, December 26, 2008

The boys were easy to shop for this year. Logan wanted a lot of Scooby Doo movies from Santa and couldn't think of anything else and Dylan asked for Pixos. Neither one needed or expected anything more(although they did announce that next christmas they were going to ask for whatever was on each commercial that came on.) Santa got them each what they had asked for and under the tree, in a big shiny box was the biggest surprise of all.
Dylan has been asking for, pleading for, and doing his best to prove that he deserves a cat as long as I can remember him talking. We've been considering it and putting it off. When Coty saw him interacting with a friend's cat in early November, he was sold. Our boys needed a cat. I got online and started to research how to choose a cat. Turns out TWO are better than one! So the hunt was on. I am not a fan of breeding animals when there are so many homeless ones already, so I knew a purebred was probably out of the question and beyond that I was lost. If you don't know the breed, what do you base a decision on?? After counsel from Jenn, I knew what I was looking for and started searching online for babies. There are sooo many. I found a pair of beautiful six month old sisters that had been rescued as infants, bottle fed by their loving human mommy, Diane, and given a comfortable playful home, with kids and dogs too. Diane was kind enough to have them fixed and keep them until after bedtime on Christmas Eve. We set up the master bath as their room(its big!) and they acted right at home immediately.
Christmas morning the boys opened their stockings first while I hid the big box of kitties under the tree. When they came into the room, Dylan noticed the box moving and Logan opened it. Dylan said "Oh Kittens! what should we name them?" There were no shrieks or excited screams, no tears or happy dances. It was as if they had always been here. hmm. After the suggestions "Kitty & Mitty" or "Mickey & Minnie", we settled on "Minnie and Daisy" as their names. cute.


They are such sweet kitties. Daisy has markings a lot like Mia over her eyes, ears and back with White around her neck, shoulders and tummy. Minnie has white down her front and grey from the top of her head and ears all the way down her back. I attached the only pictures I have on the computer. My cable or camera isn't communicating so I have nothing new, but I will when I can get out to get a cd made. Minnie was the friendliest yesterday. She loves attention and showed off her playful cuddly cuteness all day. She seems like a real lap kitty. Daisy was shy early on, mostly hiding from the dog, but warmed up by the end of the day. She is the most playful. She seems like she has spring on her feet! Dylan loves to just sit and pet them both. He will follow one and sit by it and wait for her to crawl in his lap, then just sit and pet her. Logan loves to play with bells and ribbons with them. He's good with the laser light too. I think Minnie suits Dylan best and Daisy goes well with Logan. I can't wait to upload video to share!
The cats and dog are doing surprisingly well together too. Mia likes to get up real close to check them out and get a good sniff, which really made the cats uncomfortable the first day. Dylan learned it was best not to be the one holding the cat when Mia got too close but there was no blood. Today the cats seem more curios about Mia. Daisy especially will get right up next to her to see what she is doing before running off. They all seem interested in each other and the cats are gradually learning that Mia is no threat. I think in a day or two everyone will love each other a lot.
I've never really been a cat person, so the litter box and the climbing all over everything is really new to me, but I think I love them anyway! :) We're having a lot of fun. All of this is new to me so if anyone has suggestions or comments, they are gladly welcome.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Coty just called to tell me his boss gave us tickets to Sunday's game! HOORAY!!!!!

now I just have to get out of work and find someone to keep the kids

My friend Tammy just called.

She's one of my Coworkers at Sids. She asked me what I wore on Monday. I wore the same walmart shorts and Tinkerbell shirt I have worn 8 of 10 shifts since last spring. The only difference was my socks. I bought a bunch of knee high socks and debuted my first pair Monday. I used to wear them a lot in college but havent since. I felt a little silly, but with cold weather outside and hard hot work inside I need to have a good warm/cool outfit. My friend Summer laughed out loud when she saw me. I'm over 30. I don't have to worry about fashion. I wanted to wear knee high stripy socks so I did!
Tammy said people have commented to her several times that I looked good on Monday. One regular even told her he has always seen me as somebody's mom but Monday I looked like a hot chick. I'm a little embarrassed and a little flattered. Mostly I'm surprised.
All I had to do to look good was wear taller socks?

I'm glad I bought several pairs!

am I really so old that people just think of me as "somebody's mom??" :(