Blogging as my little one grows...

Blogging as my little one grows...
2 lbs at birth... My Logan

Friday, April 30, 2010


I think I am having an affair.

With my bed.

I can't stop thinking about my bed.  I daydream about my bed, and laying in my bed.  I love the smell of my bed, nice and clean.  I love the way my bed feels.  I miss my bed, when I am not in it.  I would marry my bed if I could.


I think I am love struck.

This is what happens when I wake up at 3:00am and cannot get back to sleep. I tossed and turned until I had to get up at 5:00a.  I think Logan was having the same problems because he cried out twice.  Once just after I woke up and again when my alarm went off at 4:45a. 

I am lucky this day seems to be going by fast.  I am working until 4:30p at this job and then will go to work at the restaurant when I leave here until approximately 9pm. 

Yesterday was a very good day, very productive.  I will post about it as soon as I have time, probably Sunday ( I hope).  Tomorrow I work from 6:00a-4:30p, then have a birthday party to go to.  The next post will be long with lots of pictures. So stay tuned!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I heart productive days

Today has been a very productive day.  I got to sleep in and relax until around 9:30-10:00 am.  My child is an angel sometimes.  After we got up and breakfast was taken care of I moved the big speakers that were taking up valuable space in the bedroom (it was so not my idea to have those big things here in the first place, let alone in the bedroom).  They are big concert size speakres. I don't even know why he has them, he never uses them.  Anyway.  I moved them out of the bedfroom and onto our back porch, he will be taking them back to his parents house this weekend.  Then I moved the treadmill (yes, I am really a super hero with amazing strength when I am not blogging) (hah not so much) out of the house and into the yard.  We are giving the treadmill to my grandpa, because his doesn't work and we have a gym membership now. 

So the bedroom is beginning to look more like a bedroom and less like a lets-shove-everything-we-can't-find-a-home-for-in-there room.  It really needs vacuumed, I guess I will get to that tomorrow.  I am going to use the carpet cleaner tomorrow for the first time, usually Chip does that.  Should be interesting.

I am really irritated at Wal-mart lately (yes even more than usual).  My mother and I found these plates, they are plastic, white, and square.  They are lovely.  We have maybe about 1/2 of what we need for the wedding, and they have stopped stocking them. I don't know what we are going to do.  I really like these plates.  We might order a different kind online and see if we like them.  They are cheaper because come 20 in a pack for the same prices as 5 in the other ones.  I just really like the ones we already have.  BAH. I am going to go into Walmart and see if they will order the rest for us if we pay for them in advance and my mom is going to check with one of their suppliers at the restaurant to see if they can be ordered.  Hopefully one of these avenues works out. 

I also got the contract from the DJ in the mail today.  He gave a fill in list for all the music we want.  I can't wait to sit down and actually fill it out.  I heart music. 

Tomorrow we meet with the priest for approx 2 hours to discuss the inventory test we took 2 weeks ago to see what issues we need to discuss.  I really am not looking forward to it, because Chip probably read 3/4 of the questions wrong and put uncertain to alot of them. The priest is probably thinking, wow these people need A LOT of work.  haha oh well. 

Also my mother-in-law-to-be is going to be staying the night so she can watch Logan for us while we are meeting with the priest. Logan will be sleeping so it won't be too taxing on her, but it is on me to get the house spot-less.  Even though I know she doesn't care, I care.  So if you are wondering where I am tomorrow, now you will know.

oh and bear with me while I try to find a background I like longer than a day. lol

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tator Tot Casserole

I am really super excited that tomorrow is Wednesday.  I really can't wait to get to sleep in until about 8am.  Plus, it is supposed to be really nice out tomorrow.  Sunny and a high of 70. 

Last night I didn't end up burning supper and the casserole I made was really delicious.  I made a tater tot casserole with ground beef.  It was yummy.


2lbs ground beef
1 diced onion
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I stole from my mom's cupboard)
1 can of sweet peas (no salt added)
1 can of corn (no salt added)
1 container of leftover carrots from the fridge (you can use a can of carrots lol) (stay out of my fridge)
1 package of shredded cheese
8 slices of american cheese
1 big bag of tater tots
*The recipe calls for frozen mixed veggies but since I didn't have any I improvised

-Preheat oven to 350 or 400 ( i used 400, i didn't want to wait all night)
-Brown the ground beef & drain, then add the diced onion to the meat.  Spread the meat to the bottom of a casserole dish.
-Mix veggies, soup mix, and shredded cheese together in a bowl.  Add to the casserole dish as the next layer.
-Arrange the tator tots on top of that layer and put in oven
-Let bake for 45min to 1hr (until the tator tots brown and the soup mix looks bubbly)
-Put the cheese slices on top of the tator tots and stick it back in until the cheese is melted

Eat and enjoy!! :)

Although if you are dieting like I am you shouldn't eat this.  You should have a salad and get on the tread mill, because just looking at this casserole will make me you gain 5lbs.  If I didn't have this burn on my leg I would go work out today. I just started being able to tolerate not wearing gauze over it yesterday, so I am thinking going and getting sweaty might cause an infection. Maybe tomorrow I will go in and work out.  We will see. 

Next:  The story of the burn (really its not that interesting, but I figure if I am posting of it I should explain it)

Monday, April 26, 2010


I am so very tired today.  It makes me want to cry and scream, but ironically enough I do not have enough energy to do that.  Last night I didn't feel very wel because of the burn on my leg and I had a headache.  I decided to take some of my migraine medicine so that I could get some sleep.  I did sleep, but that medicine always makes me sleepy when I wake up.  I also decided today to start taking my blood pressure medicine again twice a day.  I have only been taking it at nights because it makes me so tired. I should have thought twice about today being the day to start taking it twice a day, because really why would I have thought this was a good idea.  All day at work I was gulping down caffeine just to be able to stay alert and not fall asleep.  Which is turn made this one of the longest days in a while.  I really hate taking this medicine.  As I sit here my eyes want to droop and I have so much to do.  Dinner, bathtime for Logan, Laundry, Dishes (wait not dishes that's Chips Job), playing with Logan, and spending time with Chip. 

Instead, I am very crabby, exhausted, and shouldn't be allowed to hold sharp objects(in case I get anrgy or fall asleep, I could hurt myself or others!!). 

One more day until a day off.  Just one more. I can do this.  This working 2 jobs is killing me.  I am afraid of getting burn out on it,but can't stop as we need the money.  That little bit of extra money gets us through. 

I will blog more later after I get things done, for now I have to go as I smell supper starting to burn. YIKES.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rainy Sunday

Today was a very uneventful day, the rain made it feel lazy even though I didn't get to be...  I waitressed from about 8:30 until around 1pm at my grandparents restaurant.  Some older people are super nice.  They make me smile. 

After working I came home, and after looking at my cluttered house decided to go over to my parents. We watched the Spring cup race and ate hot wings (they are diet food right??).  I get tired of fighting with my parents about discipline for Logan and when he's had enough food.  They just want to keep feeding him and feeding him.  Really after chicken, french fries, sloppy Jo meat, and a fruit parfait, I think he's had enough.  He doesn't need strawberry applesauce.  Then I was telling my dad I found a Chuck Tow truck the other day, but didn't buy it because Logan kept throwing it on the floor.  I told him to stop, he didn't, so no toy at the store.  He said that they didn't do that stuff to me when I was growing up, implying that I am mean.  I am not mean, but I do believe my child needs boundaries and consequences.  They will have 1 week while we are in Jamaica to spoil him rotten.  Until then, Chip and I are the parents and we're going to do it how we see fit.  OK my venting is done now.

Today my mom finally started working with me on the guest list.  I still don't have many addresses but at least I am getting a working list on who we are actually inviting. I mean the wedding is approx. 5 months away or less.  A guest list is quite important in order to plan...

Last night when we were watching Avatar and they were flying on one of the animals, Logan started watching the TV and flapping his arms.  Its so cute that he tries to fly.  I wish some parts of this stage would last forever.  Also I am looking forward to when he can actually tell me what he wants instead of going ''ehhhhh'' and pointing.  Also when he hurts himself (which is all the time because he is super clumsy) its so cute when he goes ''owwwwwy''.  Watching him grow up is so awesome.  I look at him and can't beleive that he used to be so small he could fit in my hand.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I am Bacccccccccccccccck.. (echoes)

I really have been wanting to get back into Blogging now that Logan is a little older and doesn't require as much constant attention. Plus we are so broke I really have the time.  Although, I have to do it at work because my laptop cord is slowing dying. I need to purchase a new cord, but going back to the point about being broke I really can't afford to.

This wedding stuff didn't start out quite so stressful, but since we are broke it has become that way.  There are certain things that we are expected to pay for by my parents. Such as: transportation for the wedding party from the church to the reception place, the photographer (which is a co-worked/friend Nova), our passports (that was an easy one), wedding rings (thats a big one since um you kinda need those when you get married...), gifts for the bridal party, programs for the wedding, donation to the church, 100.00 for a substitute priest to fill in at the saturday night mass, and hotel rooms for the bachelorette party & night of the wedding. 

Seems very daunting.  In my head the list seems very very long.  It also keeps growing.

My soon to be mother in law was talking about paying for our wedding rings as our wedding gift.  Although I would like our wedding present to be something that we want, I really am grateful she is going to do this for us because I didn't know how we were going to swing them.  Rings are quite expensive.  My great grandma always said that wedding rings were the cheapest thing you ever purchased.  If you think about it she's right when you compare it to the price of a house, appliances, and everything else you need over the years.  However, they are expensive when you don't have any money.. (go figure right). 

I am also very worried about my friend Heather and her situation.  She waited so long to find this job she's working at, and now she is going to be losing her job.  She finds about monday when the placement facility she teaches at is closing down.  They are probably giving them 2 weeks notice.  She just started this job with company less than 90 days ago.  I am hoping that going back to school will work out for her.  I am praying that something good will happen for her.  Being a single mom is hard, not to mention harder when getting no child support yet, and getting laid off.  Bah stress.

Today is going to be a very long saturday, as I am blogging from work.  These ten hour shifts on saturdays are killers.  Ecspecially when I work ten hours on friday then waitress at my grandparents restaurant friday nights, and then again sunday mornings.  I feel like the weekend is not an actual weekend.  I am looking forward to my days off this week on wednesday and thursday.  I am really looking forward to the honeymoon to Jamaica.  SIGH!  I really wish it were sooner than like 146ish days. 

I know that I don't have any followers anymore, but I am going to start doing this for myself.  I figure someone somewhere will start reading me.  I hope anyway.