Saturday, January 31, 2009

The adventures of workdom...

So last night at work I was in the back room and it was rather slow for a Friday. I made 50$ and decided that I would VOLUNTEER to stay and wait on these guys that come in after their games on a regular basis! (the hockey pics of them surely don't do them justice just so you know, you know just in case you were wondering lol!)

We close at 11, they come in 10:45-11. But they all have the same meal so its one of the easiest banquets we do. Waters set on tables right before they come in, salads prepped but not dressed, bread boards prepped but not breaded yet etc. They don't get any drinks just water. They are there tops 30minutes.

So the interesting part is if they have lost the game they are VERY quiet. If they lost they usually do not eat the icecream either which comes complimentary with our meals. People think hockey.. that they would be a wild bunch drinking beer but that is not so, they come in suits and all are very polite. And well no beer since most the players are underage still :-X, plus beer and athletics it doesn't take rocket science to know that is not part of the training plan.

Anywho last night they were a chatty bunch for the whole 25minutes they were there and had icecream so one can assume that they won.. :-D. Oh I just checked if my suspicions were right and they did!

Oh and I made 65$ off them in the hour & 1/2 it took me to get their stuff ready, serve them and clean up after they left. Why for some reason do I feel like a hooker making 65$ in an hour? Oh and plus my 9$ hourly wage.. on top of my 50$ I already made on my "regular" tables lol.

Conclusion: Last night was a good night at work, tonight I host, its my Saturday hosting duties.. fun times.

Friday, January 30, 2009

WOOT WOOT I WON SOMETHING!

Hey... look what I won!

http://www.ablogofgoodies.com/2009/01/abog-giveaway-wild-monkey-love-boxers.html

Sexy right?

woot woot... getting me some wild monkey lovin!

Thanks!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

200$ Check/Cash giveaway!

Okay I have entered MANY MANY of the bloggy giveaways and haven't posted any of them here (for extra entries) because I didn't want to clog up my own blog. Everyone knows where to find all the bloggy giveaways right???

Now I have followed a few, subscribed to a few, faved on technorati, Even became fans on facebook, dropped entrecards and advertised on EC, to name a few.

But this is the first one that I am linking to simply because its for 200$! Straight money, no funny business. And I ain't shy I want another chance at winning, so without further ado...

http://choystercash.blogspot.com/2009/01/200-cash-or-check-giveaway.html

From her post:

That contest over at Bloggy Giveaways got me all worked up! We're gonna do something really nuts here at Choyster Cash and go ahead and give away $200 in cash or check. Yup - $200 whole dollars sent to your mailbox in a check or cash! I will draw a name on Thursday, February 5! (psst - If you want to know where the cash is coming from, I got a very generous birthday present that I returned for $!)Here's how to win:1. Sign up for my newsletter(it's also on the top of the left sidebar under the banner if the link gives you an error message) and my RSS feed here. Leave a comment to tell me you did both and you get 1 entry point!2. Want a double entry? Post about this giveaway on your blog and put me in your blog roll or sidebar! Leave a comment telling me you did so you'll get 2 entry points!I will announce a winner on Thursday February 5 and will email the winner. However, the winner will have to tell me the code word that I include in my newsletter that day, so you better be doing your reading!So - to recap - you should be leaving either 1 or 2 comments on this post.If you leave 1 comment, it means you signed up for my newsletterhere (it's on the top of the left sidebar under the banner if the link gives you an error message) and my RSS feed here.If you left 2 comments it means that you wrote a blog entry about this post and put a link to Choyster Cash in your sidebar.In the meantime, I'm still running my other birthday giveaway, a $30 CVS Gift Card!

So go check her out!

CLICK HERE!

Come on you know you want to!

Why are you still here??

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kaila...and her ummm

Ways of speech.

(Kaila bugging Donni, making him lay down)

Me: Kaila what are you doing?

Kaila: Nothing, he's still alive...

Me: Well I hope so, why would you say that?

Kaila: I dont know.

Me: What were you doing?

Kaila: Making him lay down.

Me: Are you sure he was coughing.. and why would you say he's alive, of course he's alive.. what were you doing that might make him not alive.

Kaila: Nothing, I dont know!

AYEAYEAYE Maybe she got this from when he coughs/chokes when eating and I say is he okay if he isnt in my direct line of sight.

My Very Very Firstest Award. And I got 2!




Woot Woot look what Tricia Bestowed upon me.


Friendship Award

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."



and



Lemonade Award

This award is for those who show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! if you are given the award, then put the logo on your blog or post. next, nominate at least 5-10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! be sure to link to your nominees within your post. let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now for my call of duty to pass on these lovely awards!

Lemonade Award:

1. Life With My Special K's because Renee is full of Gratitude and such a Great Attitude. (And I love her blog!) Check her adoption blog too! Bringing Kellsey Home.

2. Life with Bubba, Chicky and Nika because she has the best attitude and my favorite blog as of late! And the gratitude/thanks for her girls (and Bubba!) is just amazing and a blessing!

3. Newbold Family Adoption Journey because the gratitude they showed when alot of readers stepped up when they needed some emergency funds to aid in the adoption of Dasha! (ps.. I have really come to LOVE your first song!)

4. My Charming Kids Because MckMama is the coolest momma in town. I am sure she has enough awards! But here is another! For being so calm and collected in the middle of Target with a tantruming toddler, & Hungry baby ;-).

5. TRICIA for bestowing me this award, I show YOU gratitude by giving it to you again!

6. Shawna For her gratitude towards god is just amazing!

Friendship Award:

1. Domestically Challenged because she is so honest and uncensored and I love that! She is Blogging to make friends, and shes got a new one in me!

2. Mommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore because she too is so honest, and one read of her dear Dora letter had me hooked!

3. There's nothing like a daughter to love, except maybe two! Because Kristine is my friend! :-). and she too can be calm and collected when someone is upset! Love her photography skills too!

4. More Than A Mommy Blog For being the one to reach out to me first! Gotta love someone who makes the first move ;-).

5. The Meanest Mom Because she is a Liar and is not the Meanest Mom, shes the coolest!

6. Van Nice Family Journey Because they have made a friend in my through their adoption!

7. Ashlyn Because they love their little daughter who holds some precious just like my oldest daughter. And we gotta show some love!

8. The Coffer's Because they rock and they too share a bond with my oldest daughter that will forever be a bond!

Now hop on over and post about your award and send the award onto others!

Google Name Meme!

I have done the first "needs" version of this but this is a little twist on that so what the heck, I mean what else is there to blog about? Everyone is out doing the bloggy giveaways anyway :-P.

Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
Crystal needs a LOT of love. (well what are you trying to say with the LOT in all caps, are u being sarcastic, like I am needy.. well maybe just a little)

Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
Crystal looks like the Moreau's Island offspring of Britney Spears and a raccoon. (really?? now that is just cold lmfao, don't u have more heart then that??)

Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
Crystal says...Lame ass Newscaster on some lame ass station in Michigan. (I would never use such vulgar language) ;-). (Oh and btw most of this one came up with Billy Crystal stuff damn name stealer.)

Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
crystal wants to dress you like a rich iraqi. (Hmm.. I guess if I was in Iraq I probably really wouldnt want to look rich, that might um make me a target no? Fill me in?)

Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
Crystal Does the Party. (Fiesta time, everyones invited.)

Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
Crystal hates popping balloons. (No, you know there is a trick to it.. pop it near the opening and it doesnt make a loud sound. Your balloon popping lesson for the day... 10$ please.)

Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
crystal asks for password to enter into database. (Now that better be the IRS database so I can get my tax return TODAY.)

Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search.
Crystal likes to shop and garden. (well at least the first is true at least if anyone knows me they know this.)

Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search.
Crystal eats bear poop. (Seriously that is just disgusting.. wtf, you don't even want to know how curious I was to check out the said link this quote came from.. I am sick in the head I know. I restrained myself thankfully.)

Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search.
Crystal wears gold mules by Jimmy Choo. (Oh I wish I was rich enough to buy jimmy choos, but not in Iraq... see above.)

Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
Crystal was arrested for assault with a knife and then throwing knife in Summit Lake. (I would never throw a knife in the lake, such a waste.) ;-D

Type in "[your name] goes" in Google search.
Crystal Goes to Europe. (Who's paying? because I would LOVE to go!)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways

*So how many have you entered?
I am going to guess 25?30? I really have no idea but somewheres in there.
*update* I think maybe 40 now?


*Now don't lie!

*What number on the list did you last stop at or have you gotten all the way through?? You do know it never stops everytime I refresh the page there is more lol.
I last stopped at #260 on the list @ 10:18pm pacific time. Should I take a breather? Nope.. its only 10pm lol
*update* I got to #320 on the list and its almost midnight which is my new bedtime lol. My goal is to get to at least #500 on the list by the end of tomorrow think I can do it? I do I certainly don't enter all of them.
*update* End of Tuesday I reached #620 on the list! lol...

*Are you holding your own giveaway? link me!
I am check below!

*What are you really hoping to win? link me!
As for me something from this store.. I currently have entered 3 seperate giveaways being sponsored from there..

Lanny Sherwin 2 Kids Music CD Bloggy Giveaway {closed}

BLOGGY GIVEAWAY! : 2 CD Set of Childrens Music by Lanny Sherwin.
CLOSED WINNER HERE!



It's a giveaway! The Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Giveaway Carnival is here and now is your chance to win!

UP FOR GRABS:


1st CD: Dream With Me Tonight, lullabies for all ages. (blue cover)
2nd CD: Turn Up The Music.


Check them out!


Song lists are in then links provided above.




HOW DO YOU WIN?


Simply comment on my post telling me why you want to win!


Make sure there is contact information via your blog or email.


This contest is open to those in the U.S. only. Contest ends February 2, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time at which time a winner will be randomly selected.


Oh ... and don't forget to check out all the other great bloggy giveaways that are going on ... you could be a winner!






Not Me Monday




Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

A soda glass did not break in my hand at work last night knicking me in 3 different places, the one on my finger does not hurt like a bitch simply because it is similar to a paper cut, why do those things hurt so much?? anyone know the science behind it? At least the glass was empty right?

I did not give 3 co-workers "high 5's" (little recognition sheets we put on the wall) for helping me sweep it up and change out the glass contaminated ICE bin. Fun times..

One piece did not look like a snowflake.

I did not get angry when I went to applebees after work Saturday night w/ a co-worker for their happy hour appetizers, only to order the nachos that were so nasty and nothing like when I had them 2 years ago.. sometimes changing your menu is not a good idea.. Applebees??? Are you listening to me? I know you read my blog.

We did not also order the little mini bacon burger appetizer, that was not suprisingly tastier then it looked. The buns were or looked like Ciabatta buns, You know the Jack In the Box commercials? We so did not have fun immitating the commercial to everyones amusement I am sure.

Oh and we did not order any alcohol. For if we did it would not have been their house margaritas.

I did not discover that their hanging lights are too low after watching 3 people hit their heads as they were rising from their seats. I am SOO glad I do not have that problem.. Hey at least being short is good for one thing right?

A "customer" I waited on last night DID NOT write 4.50-.75 cents for dressing on their credit card receipt for my tip, giving me a tip of 3.75. Because I charged them for their extra side of dressing, they did not take it out of my tip. I hate my job and people suck People are so nice.

Alana did not dig up 10 slugs in the backyard and proceed to bring them in to join our family. Luckily I was not (really) here and I did not have to deal with it bwahahahaha. Honey even though you may love bugs they are not welcome here, we are different species and do not get along lol.

Alana did not urinate on my floor after her bath, I did not use her towel to soak it up. Her caregiver did not then grab the same towel,. unaware of what was on it and did not proceed to dry Alana's hair with it. ...yuck...

I am not anxiously awaiting my damn W-2.

Hubby's work is not possibly closing soon. Damn recession this sucks A$$. They did not have a fire in the past year, requiring a 3 week kitchen remodel. Which the recession and the snow of december up here did not (really) help them recover one bit.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Milkshake giveaway @ Lisa @ Oh Boy oh Boy oh Boy

Check out this give away at LISA'S Blog OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!

Although I love me a tasty ice cream milkshake, but today I am sharing a different kind of Milkshake. If you're a mom you my already have heard of Milkshake, the fun music group who preforms on PBS Kids and Noggin, that are great for all ages.
About Milkshake:
Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll spirit.From the release of their first CD Happy Songs (inspired by the birth of Lisa’s daughter and Mikel’s son), it was clear that Milkshake was an exciting departure from traditional kids’ music. The band’s songs were added to radio playlists across the country; a second CD, Bottle of Sunshine, earned raves from kids, parents and critics; Noggin enlisted Lisa and Mikel to film two videos for the premiere season of Jack’s Big Music Show; and Milkshake was asked to bring its high-energy stage act to the opening leg of the Jamarama Live! tour.Milkshake has created original songs and videos for PBS KIDS’ “Share the Earth Day” programming, new songs and videos for Discovery Kids’ preschool hit ToddWorld, the west coast leg of Jamarama Live! and a just-completed 10-song-and-video project for PBS KIDS preschool programming block.2007 saw the official release of Milkshake's 3rd CD PLAY!, a celebration of every kid’s desire to just have fun. Hook- and harmony-filled, PLAY! covers all the bases, with songs about baseball (featuring a cameo from hometown hero Cal Ripken, Jr.), bowling, pretending, playing music, parades, planting a garden and just plain going wild. As a bonus, the disc includes the three new songs Milkshake created for ToddWorld.In fall 2008 the band released SCREEN PLAY, a DVD chock full of live-action and computer-animated videos, candid backstage clips and performance footage that showcase their animated, good-humored nature. Bonus tracks include two original videos created for PBS KIDS.With tuneful, memorable songs that evoke influences from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lennon-McCartney to The White Stripes, Milkshake continues to create music that appeals to both kids and their parents, even after listening to the same CD five times in a row.
And I have to say, they are kidding with that last line. We listened to their
CD Play! more than 3 times today and I really like it. There is a great variety of sounds but none of that typically cheesey sounding kids stuff. Their lyrics are kids friendly but the music is family friendly! It's something I can crank up ('cuz the kids asked me to, I swear) and not be totally embarrassed by if someone else hears.

And now you have a chance to win your very own copy of their CD Play! and their DVD Screen Play.
How to earn entries:
Got to MilkshakeMusic.com and check out their music. Then go to Lisa's site and leave a comment with your favorite song title.
Leave an separate comment if you follow her blog
Leave a separate comment if you are a subscriber to her blog
Leave a separate comment if you have her button on your blog.
Blog about this giveaway and include links to her blog and to MilkshakeMusic.com. Or send an email to 10 friends (and copy her) about this giveaway that includes links to her blog and to MilkshakeMusic.com. Note additional entries will not be count until #1 is done. ##Winnner wil be picked Saturday 1/31!!Oh, and don't forget to go check out my very first blog giveaway!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kaila and I got pampered today.

I got my pedicure finally that I have been trying to get for a week now. :-P. Got my bushy eyebrows waxed too!. When Kaila goes with me she gets her nails painted too, because well she's a priss what can I say?
Please do not laugh at my amazon feet.






Now I am off to work, have fun everybody!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dear Aunt Flow,

Dear Aunt Flow,

Why did you have to come ruin my day? I was not prepared for your visit.
Why can't you be consistent every month, is that so hard to ask?
Why must you insist on causing me pain, Isn't bleeding like a stuck pig enough for you?
And really I don't approve of the additonal bloating and water retention, come on I am not exactly petite and don't need any help in that department.
I am fully expecting the cramps to go away soon or else.. your lucky it's a good thing I have tylenol in stock.
This better end in 5 days or less, 7 days is just torture you know, no really it's just cruel.
Can't we just pass this lovely gift onto men just this one time? I would really appreciate it. I don't care if it kills them because I have had enough of it already.

Damn you eve...that apple better have been delicious.

Sincerely one of your billions of constituents,
Crystal

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sigh... Alana

Let's see where to begin.

Alana went to school this morning as usual.

I get a call about 10am that she is screaming and very agitated and this isn't her normal behavior. They said she was signing and saying sorry but still screaming at the top of her lungs and crying. She was saying something else but they couldn't understand what she was saying.

I go to get her and she had calmed down for the most part. The main teacher and Alana were in the quiet room, where they had been for about 30minutes. But as soon as Alana saw me she says "ready go bye bye". I can't go to observe the class etc ever because she wants to leave home with me, she can be lazy at home, no work.

Hmmm...

They said they were pretty freaked out by it because she would scream and cry then shake and then stop and stare off and then do it all over again. They said it even seemed like the shaking might be seizing. Please lord do not give me more crap to deal with I have plenty. But the shaking doesn't alarm me (I didnt see this current shaking) because if she is very upset she will shake her body all in unison. Then another para ed/assistant came out of the class next to them which I guess witnessed most of it asked me if Alana had a history of asthma? No, she's never had any breathing problems. She says she was wheezing and breathing really hard like she was hyperventilating. This leads me to believe she was having a severe panic/anxiety attack for whatever reason we do not know.

Lets just pray it doesn't happen again.

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Random Babble, Random Pictures.. its all random.

So today I finally made it to the Department of Licensing to renew a car registration of ours that had us thinking. The registration required emissions testing but we did that last year. Its required once every other year in Washington State.. we didn't know why they were having us do it again and of course curious me just didn't go do it again I went in to find out why. I told her had I known I would have went in before the 8th because the emissions test we did last yr on the 8th is good for a year. She said she didnt know why we did it last year blahblah. I can only reason that the car was broke down for a year so maybe we missed that years emissions check so they were catching up. Anyhow for once a string of good luck she let it pass even though it had technically expired the 8th. Woot woot bout time I get lucky.. at least well I wish I would get lucky in another way ;-) ::Snicker::

So I listed some baby items for sale on Craigslist tonight and got all detailed with my photos...

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Don't u think my demo monkey is waving and subconciously speaking to me? I didn't even notice his hand was up until I was posting the photo to my listing..

*Hey woman I ain't no baby.

*Say what just shuddup and sit there so I can demo my carseat and make some money.

*No I don't want to be your guinea pig.

*Hey just remember you said it, You ARE a monkey and remember u cannot open those buckles and clasps by yourself so if you don't watch it I won't let you out... I may just even hand you off in it to the highest bidder..

* I am sorry :'-) ooh ooh ahh ahh, I WUB U.

Let me know if anyone is looking for this...

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or this..

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Oh and I snapped a few pictures earlier of Donni chillin in his new REAR FACING CowMOOflage Britax Marathon...

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Look at those gorgeous eyes, my blue eyed Mexican.. It all good you wanna look like mama anyway trust me ahahaha.

Oh and Kaila and I busted out the Tinkertoy thingamajiggy (I so don't care that I totally fudged that up)...

Our inspiration..

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Do you think I seriously could come up with something this cool myself.. pfffffft.

And our Masterpiece...

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Wanna go for a ride????

Oh and yesterday something Alana did was so funny but then again not funny but I wasn't the one that had to deal with it.. so it was funny haha. But you have to wait until Not Me Monday to find out what :-P.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.





Monday, where we can be brutally honest with each other, and live to tell about it, while we shroud the severity of our statements by pretending we so did not really do them!


Let's see..

Alana was not sick and puking and missed 2 days of school last week. And she does not puke out of her nose which can be a scary sight for most. And she does not now how to puke in anything so she pukes wherever she may be.. she is not the least bit elegant about it.

Kaila did not catch said sickness and did not puke all over our bed Saturday night after I had just got home at 2 am :-x from my mom's birthday night out. I was not so tired that I just covered it with a large towel and went to sleep. That would be gross I would never do that.

She did not proceed to tell me all night and morning that she didn't want to puke anymore, I know you dont dear.. no one wants to puke anymore but even though she may think I do, I do not have magic puke stopping powers. Would be nice though, really.

I did not rearrange and clean Alana's room on Saturday and in order to move the dressers I did not have to remove all the drawers filled with clothes first because I am so not wimpy like that. I have muscles, I do, I really really do.

I did not get my shift covered at work Sunday because we were supposed to go out to dinner with all the family and kids for my mom's birthday only for her to cancel and stay home all day. I need money dammit.. grrr.

We are not instead going to an early dinner tonight because she still doesn't have her gift and Kaila is pissed that she didnt get her damn spaghetti yesterday because Grandma was lazy.

Kaila was NOT trying to show Alana how to pee in the toilet and had her legs um open so Alana could see the lovely stream and just maybe get the hint. Kaila's legs were not so open that she ended up peeing across the bathroom hitting the wall and didn't realize it until I said KAILA! You are peeing everywhere lol.. nice. My kid wouldnt do that, she pays attention to where her pee goes. And I didn't get a glimpse into my future boy potty training duties..

Sunday morning after all the sickiness I did not text Alana's caregiver to not come because we might give her a cold, cough,s ore throat, sinus headache and the stomach bug.. any one of which is floating around here.. But really I didnt just text her because I was tired and wanted to sleep in and I feel like when she is here I must be up and doing something.. really why?? That's the whole point of her being her so I can be lazy and relax but alas I cannot.

Donni did not have a 102 fever Friday night. I do not know which of the bugs he got my cold/cough/head stuff that I am FINALLY getting over.. or if he got the stomach bug.. he wasn't vomiting thank the lord but it was a fast course like the stomach bug. My head crap lasted for 2 weeks... which Alana does not now have too. Where's the lysol when you need it? Oh and he is his normal self getting into trouble.

Donni is not starting to walk all over the place now :'-(, he may be my last and he cannot stop crawling NOOOOOOOOOOOO I forbid it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Experiment..

I am taking an internet weekend break. miss me please..

It's my moms birthday weekend, I work all weekend and my house looks like trash and I want to focus on getting it back in order after holidays and birthdays just disrupted my house. I also want to focus on staying in the bathroom with Alana ALL DAY EVERDAY.

And Donni now has the bug I am FINALLY starting to get over. fun..

See ya monday for NOT ME MONDAY!

!Hasta Luego!

Irritated.

I am so irritated right now..

So today is half day at school, (remember I am a west coastie). Its 8:51 and Alana's bus still hasn't arrived that is normally here at 8:40-45. School starts at 9. Just because I know that the transportation people can be ummm.. whats a good way to say it? U make up your own not so nice word(s). There is a previous post about them too under the school label. I decide to call them.

Get this...

She tells me Alana was a no show..

I said "I never called and said she wasn't coming to school."

She says "No the bus came and waited and no one came."

WHAT???

Me "what time did the the bus come then because my door has been wide open and waiting since 8:35."

She says "It says 8:42"

Me "Well whoever said that is lying because my door has been open since 8:35 and NO BUS has been to my house"

She says "just a minute"

She gets back on and says "I talked to my supervisor and someone will be there to get her but it may be awhile." (so obviously someone made a mistake and they know it.)

Me "well what happened? did they go to the end of the block again? (supposed "snow route".. we don't have snow but hey ya never know with these people), did they go to the wrong house? (which even then it would have had to be the wrong block entirely because I am on a dead end street and would have seen them turn around at least), did they come by earlier then 8:35 but knew they shouldn't have so decided not to call in the no show until 8:42? (which is her scheduled pickup time)...Or did they not come by at all? (maybe the driver assumed since she is smaller that she was Pre-k or K which don't attend school on half-days). Because there was no bus here at 8:42 like I am being told.. didn't. happen. period.

She says "It says someone came by but we are happy to accomodate her and will send a bus but you need to be patient it may be a little while."

Translation : Someone messed up and we won't tell u why or how but we are sending another bus...

Alana was FINALLY picked up at 9:30... so on a school day that goes from 9-12:45 as it is she probably would get there about 9:45... 45minutes late on a half day no less...

This is what I have to say about it.... askfhasklhfaswuhqufhaeuishnfjklasfhasihfilasfgadlgjkksdjgiosd.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ughhh

I put panties on Alana after dinner, then she sat on the toilet for about an hour.. singing reading books etc.. I gave up and took her off less then 2 minutes later she went potty on my floor. sigh..

and I swear it was a gallon of pee.

Look what I found being nosey!

I was searching the google blog section... and I found this.

http://kkomp.com/archives/3094

A ummm... lovely pagan article/post insinuating that Turner Syndrome (what Alana has) can possbly be a virgin/immaculate birth.. hmmm so she was 45 chromosomes.. she is only missing her x.. not half of the chromosomes she has 45 not 23.. it also insinuates, wait for it... wait for it.. that jesus may have been a woman with turner syndrome pretending to be a man. hmmm

So for any future info if anyone asks, I was a virgin when I had Alana.. really I am serious..not really

Here is the section I am talking about.


"All such births are female and have a condition known as Turner’s Syndrome; signs of which include raised capillaries near to the dermal surface, sometimes causing vivid birthmarks and intermittent dermal haemorrhage, especially during periods of exercise and stress. Also breast development in these subjects is limited, however the rib cage is large in proportion to that of other females.


Despite having fully-formed female genitals; menstruation is uncommon in women with Turner’s Syndrome."


But Jesus (Latin) or Yeshua (Hebrew) was a man wasn’t he? Well allegedly so yes; but factually we have in reality no idea exactly what he looked like, or for that matter what sex he actually was. Note I said what sex he actually was: All indications from the Bible are that he was a male; but the validity of, in places contrary accounts written by a number of different men over 40 years plus after his death, does not in any way appear to constitute believable evidence. On the contrary in fact; it would appear to be drawn from local memory and from hearsay more than from fact. Could he not just as easily have been a non-menstruating Turner’s Syndrome female posing as a man?

Yummy Tummy Thursday




Another use for those salad dressings...


Monday's Dinner was.. (yes I decided to use Monday, and post early Thursday to allow others to post after me!). And besides tonight I AM get my mexican food for take out, I wanted it last night but had leftover spaghetti instead but I AM I AM getting it tonight dammit lol.

And the hardest of all.. Canned corn.


Ingredients/Instructions..


Honey Mustard Meatloaf~


I pretty much stick to the recipe on this one except I use regular onion not green onion. I also use 1lb turkey and 1/2lb or so beef. I put the honey mustard in the meatloaf as well as some on top while its baking and also serve it drizzled on top. I also add a drizzle of worchestire sauce in the mix. And I take the easy way out and use already made honey mustard.


1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (or 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey)
3/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey

Original Instructions~
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2For meat loaves, combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly, but thoroughly. Shape meat mixture into 8 3x2-inch mini loaves; place in baking dish.
3Bake 30 to 35 minutes to medium doneness (160 degrees F) or until center is no longer pink and juices show no pink color.
4Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
5For sauce, combine mustard and honey, mix well. Serve sauce over meat loaves.

My Instructions~

1)Preheat oven to 400

2)Combine all ingredients (drizzle of Honeymustard or HM mix and dash of worchestire too)

3)I do not make miniloaves, I make one loaf. Form into loaf and drizzle honey mustard on top.

4)Bake for 45-80minutes or until doneness :-P. (I like it very well done)

5)Plate and drizzle cold honey mustard over meatloaf.








I know looks appetizing right?





Cooked photos below..

Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake..

MY Ingredients~
4 Russet Potatoes chopped into cubes
2TBSP Olive Oil
1TBSP melted butter
(did not measured these, just little dashes to my taste level)
Chili powder, salt, pepper, dry herb soup mix, bread crumbs.
Ranch
8 ounces cheese (I used cheddar its all I had)

Original instructions~
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Evenly distribute the butter over the potatoes.
Cover dish with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until potatoes are tender. Remove from oven, and mix in the cheese and Ranch dressing. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

MY instructions~
1Preheat to 400, grease dish/ use wax paper or foil
2Place potatoes, olive oil & butter in bag shake to coat, then place in bag the seasonings, shake to coat.
3Cover with foil and bake 1 hour (I would probably bake these less next time I like em a bit more cruncy)
4Remove and mix in cheese and ranch dressing, I didnt measure the ranch because it called for alot in the original recipe, looking back I would have added more then I did but still not what it called for. Also a tip I will try next time to add some cottage cheese in with the regular cheese. I think I will try it without the ranch or cheese!
5Bake 5-10 minutes and serve.


Cooked PHOTOS


I like mine well done and cook for the max time, I am that kinda girl any pink and I run lol.




Bon Appetite!



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Sigh... Toilet Training.

Alana...

will be 7 in March.

Is not potty trained at all.

Granted she has autism and is about the level of an 18month old when it comes to self help skills.

She cannot button, zip up, tie shoes, put on shoes, snap, SOMETIMES she can put on her own pants (like pj pants, jeans very rarely) and very rarely a shirt.

Her teacher today emails me she is out of pull-ups but they were thinking of using diapers.. same teacher that told me to start sending in pull-ups instead of diapers 2 months ago so she could learn to pull them up like underwear etc.. Hmmm. Says the diapers hold better both elimination and smell wise which is true yes. And that she isn't ready but they are still going to get her in the habit of going to the restroom and sitting on the potty and pulling her own pants up and down. Which is fine but if they use diapers again she will have to be laid down to get any type of good fit which kind of defeats the purpose of having her pull up her pants etc and (pullups like underwear) no? that they wanted to do when they asked for pullup so are we taking a step back? giving up? I'm lost.

Anywho she then says that if I could send her in elastic pants that would be better because she would be more independant with pulling up/down her pants and the paras and her would spend less time in the bathroom and more time on her academics..

Seriously how long does it take to go to the bathroom? what a minute more for jeans then elastic pants?

Also if they are laying her down to put her diaper on, might as well pull her pants up for her IMO.

Yes the elastic pants would be easier for her, I know this its not rocket science. But should I alter her entire wardrobe so she can pull them up/down easier? (which is something I may not want her to do all the time LOL)

There are reasons she tends to wear jeans... she has no hips whatsoever and if the elastic pants arent the perfect fit they start slipping and then she gets tired of that and takes them off which gives her diaper access which can be a dangerous risk trust me..lol. Slim jeans fit her much better and she wont take them off all day!

Compromise I said I would send her in elastic pants as much as I can with what we already have.

I am not buying anything new and she will still be wearing her normal jeans as well because most the elastic stuff we have is pj pants and she isnt wearing pj's to school when she has perfectly good jeans.

I am going to go buy some panties for her and put them on her this weekend and see what she does and do a potty sticker poster like I did for Kaila... maybe I will get a miracle and she will realize what she is supposed to do instantly? I can pray right? come on don't burst my bubble.

Please lord help me to not go crazy.
Please lord give my daughter the will to potty on the toilet.
Please lord take this sickness away before I hack up my lungs.
Please lord allow me to take a hot bath ALONE.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Calling in sick

I called in sick to work tonight. I was on-call anyways and they may have needed me and may not have. But I called in sick for my "on-call" shift. I am so proud of myself I never ever call in sick but I feel like crapola times 10 and work surely won't help. You should see my house right now it is a complete disaster but I am not cleaning it right now, nope. There is leftover sghetti sauce I could heat up and boil some noodles for dinner, but I am thinking I am gonna try to convince dh to go get some take out from our favorite mexican restaurant!

Wordless Wednesday

Name it!.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Long Tuesday, Dentist, Sickness You Know The Usual.

I am still sick, its all in my face now. Congestion and migraines.

I hate winter.

Last week the University Of Washington Dentist where I take the girls to called me because they had a cancellation today, asked if instead of Kaila's May appt (she has teeth issues big time.. needs IV Sedation and thats the earliest they could schedule out) could I come in today. I tell them well that sure is a stupid question, of course now or may gee which one..let me think about it lol.

My plan was to have Alana be at school, and my friend was going to watch Donni for me. Alana's caregiver Jennie was going to come meet her bus and take her to speech therapy.

My sister calls me Sunday night that my niece needed to go to the orthodontist asap because her bridge for her braces had broke and part of it was cut out by the ER.. and the rest needed to be removed. I told her I can take her the same time I take Kaila on Tuesday.

We wake up to Alana having puked all over the place during the night.. needless to say I didn't send her to school. I gave her tiny bits of water and she threw up again. When she throws up it can be quite scary for those who aren't used to it because she chokes and vomits out of her nose violently.

I needed another option for her during Kaila's appt. Luckily our caregiver was already coming nearby because she was going to observe Alana at school and talk to her teacher etc. and she was planning on coming after school anyway so she came by to watch her and we left to get my niece.

I ended up taking Donni because my niece would be there to help with him while I was dealing with Kaila and her dentist.

Kaila refused to take the oral medicine to get her loopy (more for the amnesia effect then anything). And last time at her oral sedation appt we forced her to take it only for her to hold in her mouth for 2minutes, pretend she had swallowed it and we let go and she spit all of it out. So this time we were using different meds and had other options. Both of which would be a sneak attack.

One was a medicine that they would shoot up her nose via a syringe dropper as I held her on my lap and laid her back onto my knees, cons it can sting a bit as most things going in the nose.. pros it works faster then the oral medicine does and they cannot spit it out.

The other was a sneak shot in the arm which imo is more risky, works the fastest out of all the options.

I opted for the nose shooter... we were in the lobby and I laid her down she was pretty oblivious and the anethesiologist did it in 2 seconds flat, Before she knew it he had already done it.. she of course diva she is had this look on her face like wtf did u just do to me. She gagged a little and tried spitting up the medicine on me. Didn't work this time hahaha! No spitting it out :-P. They advised me to take her potty so she doesnt have an "accident" while they were working on her. She couldn't go because she had nothing to eat or drink.. go figure right. On the way out of the bathroom she almost walked into a table.. damn that started working fast!

She got really loopy really fast, almost instantly. I have seen her loopy once before.. It really is quite comical I must say. She was calling her backpack a packet.. in the slow slurry voice. She was trying to crawl across the floor and couldnt even do a real crawl she was like army crawling.. on arm forward, relax then the other arm lol. She started to fight me because my niece had taken donni for a walk down the hall. "I want to go with Bryttanie, I want to go with Bryttanie etc." I said "you can not even walk, how are you supposed to go with bryttanie. You stand up and walk to me and then I will let you go with Bryttanie". You should have seen her very sad attempts at standing and walking... all while I was holding onto her otherwise she would have fallen and broke her skull! Next time I might take a video of her just for later on to embarass her... cue evil mommy music.

First up xrays she sits on my lap because she will cooperate for xrays better that way, she still fought but gave in rather quickly and it was over very fast. And she was loppy enough so they took her back to knock her out fully and put in an IV, oxygen and pulse monitors etc. This is done in the office kind of like a day surgery. But the office is in the hospital. I then took my niece to the ortho down the hall so they could remove the rest of her bridge thing etc. that was preparing her for braces and they said she hasnt been here in over a year, you can't leave these things in the mouth for that long without resizing, tweeking etc. because at this age they just grow and things wont fit or work right, hence the reason it got loose and stuck causing the ER visit. I said I will yell at her mom, they then say that she has all her adult teeth now and the braces will no longer be covered under insurance only out of pocket. I said I doubt she will get them then but I will tell her mom.

Kaila was still being worked on, we went to cafeteria for some chips. Finally they came out about 3ish and said they were done and she was just waking up. They fixed 3 small cavities on her molars with tooth colored composite and a crown over one. Now she has 2 princess crowns.. on opposite sides of her mouth (bottom). She has one crown from around this time last year when this all started. Never a problem with her teeth until she turned 4, she looks at candy and gets a cavity I swear it. They removed 2 molar teeth awhile back because one in the span of a month of first discovering the cavity it had abcessed. The other was a cavity that was fixed on a non sedation appt that was done in a hurry and apparently not all of it was removed so it was filled with bacteria still in there and it continued through to the nerve. They would have done baby root canals if they were front teeth but they are back teeth and baby teeth. Anyway to the point sorry I like to babble and go on and on.. We had previously made a mold for space maintainers (otherwise the other teeth gradually take up that space as she grows and adult teeth come and it makes for a crooked mouth.. this way its saved for those adult teeth) for those teeth that were taken out and those were put in today too.. mouth full of metal. Those will stay in for as long as possible until the adult teeth start peeking through.

She woke up really tired of course but very cooperative, sometimes when the sedation is very brief they can wake up combative etc. the longer the sedation the better usually hers was about 1 1/2- 2 hours. I know this all too well after my tonsillectomy a few years ago I woke up very "rambunctious" but after my spleen and gallbaldder removal I woke up very calmly because that was 6 hours versus 30minutes, plus I was doped up on morphine I am sure that helped some lol. Poor kid looked like she was beat up, her lip was swollen from the crap holding her mouth open, they tape the eyes shut just like surgery to keep them from drying out so she had adhesive marks on her face. I carried her to the car and on the way to the car all she cared about was she wanted her "pink milkshake".. the promised gift after the dentist. Now any remnants of anesthesia and tape etc. are gone. Wide awake. No more swollen lip, like nothing happened today.

The HIGHLIGHT of the day we went to Dick's Only the best fast food in the world! I love going to dick's, simple, cheap and delicious. There isn't one here only in Seattle so I try to hit it up when we go to Seattle, and they only take cash so I have to be prepared lol. And I got Kaila her precious milkshake.

I dropped Kaila off at home and took my niece home and went to the grocery store real quick, got home to find this...















Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Me Monday


What is not me monday? It is where you say you did not do the things you infact did but don't want to admit to. Click the button above to go to the original not me monday!

* I did not sleep in last tuesday after I did not push the snooze on my cell phone alarm at least 10 times and the girls most certainly did not miss the bus and I most certainly did not get up and take them to school late in my pajamas..

* hmm I am sensing a theme, last monday I too had a not me that I once again have today... No way did I leave wet clothes overnight in the dryer and they are no still there now, nope no way.

* It is impossible, I was not late to work on wednesday because I did not mistakenly think that I started at 5:30 when I was supposed to start at 5. I did not discover such discrepancy as I was driving and a light bulb went off in my head.. to which I did not check my schedule paper and say a vulgar adult word when I realized.. I was not already running late for the supposed 5:30 start because I had once again lost my keys for the second day in a row. I most certainly am not losing my brain.

* I was not late to work again on Saturday because umm.. DH (the D does not stand for dear or darling) did not forget his phone when he went to work, therefore being a man (I'm not sorry if you are a man) did not know what time I had to work. I normally do not call him to remind him, because well he is a man and can't keep track of what day it is. He was not lucky that I had to hurry off to work or he might be dead..


* There is no way that I was actually going to tell my manager the said pathetic reason above for being late so I did not instead call and say there was a Utility repair man blocking the end of my dead end street and couldn't move for 15minutes. No I do not lie, never, nope, not me.


* I did not eat Subway for lunch AND did not eat Arby's for dinner yesterday. "Fast food" twice in one day. Nope.. I eat much healthier then that..

* I did not go to work last night when I was sick because I did not want to call in sick after I was not late twice this week.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Crystal Sickly, Bills..

Well tonight at work I could start to feel that tingle in my throat.. normally I can hack up whatever it is and be fine but it didn't happen that way. I knew I was getting sick and will probably lose my voice before I work tomorrow. It doesnt really hurt like strep its just like swollen and I feel like I can't breathe or talk right, am coughing and have a low fever. :-(. I hope tomorrow doesnt turn out as crappy as it looks like it will today because I gotta work gosh darnit. At least I am food running so don't have to deal with people just drop of the food and peace see ya lol.

On another side note, I got a disconnect notice today for my electric bill which is a month late. Now this isn't anything new because I am the biggest procrastinator alive..and this is the bill I save for last for some reason. But it got me thinking. The original bill always has an envelope to send payment in.. but the disconnect bill never does.. is it their way of passively saying dont mail me because I wont get there in time to keep your power from being shut off? lol.

Oh and they finally a few months ago started accepting payments via their website!.. Way to come out of the dark ages! Its about 5 years too late.. but hey better late then never right? I remember the good old days when I worked at McDonald's (yes I am a McDonald's alum.. If it makes you feel any better I hated it) and we took checks but no debit or credit.. Geez I feel like an old lady and I am only 25.

Another bill paying interesting thing (I think so anyway and I don't care if you do lol), why on earth when I pay my credit card bill does the confirmation page say this...

Congratulations you have made a payment!

Congratulations?? really... I don't think that really fits with making a payment. I didnt get married, I didnt get a promotion, I am not pregnant, I didnt graduate.. now those are times for a congratulations right?? I mean I am not happy about paying a bill, nothing good is happening to me because of it. I think the confirmation message should be...

Confirmation~ We have robbed you of your dignity and your money. (like you didn't know this would happen, the economy sucks!).


What do YOU think the confirmation message should say??

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday

Dinner Food Blog





So since I have Thursdays off at work and I can make a nice dinner, I figured I'd make it my weekly Food Dinner Recipe Blog.

I am by no means a pro chef.. far from it really but I experiment now and then, sometimes to mine and others detriment! Sometimes to our enjoyment! I am so not one to shy away from restaurants and fast food, frozen foods.. so trust me when I say I am a regular old momma cook lol.

I am pretty picky but am learning to try new things.. baby steps people! lol.

Maybe you will find something interesting to try.

I don't do fish, or steak (closest is pot roast lol) so if thats what youre looking for you won't find it here :-P.

Oh and I normally don't plan ahead except for my protein I take out in the morning but usually have no idea what I am doing with it until later in the day after looking online lol.

So without further ado...

Today's dinner was...

(They link to the original recipe/inspiration that I started with)

Cola Pork Chops
Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Steamfresh Frozen Veggies

Ingredients / Instructions..

Cola Pork Chops~

*First off whoever thought to cook with Cola was a genius... although I would have liked to seen the conversation and first experimentation lol.*

The base recipe linked above is pretty simple but I took from the comments as I always do because they give you hints on making the recipe better and made my own version. You can take from my version and make your own, make my version or make the simpler basic version.

Ingredients-
*Pork Chops (as many as you need up to 8, I used boneless thin cuts because well like I said I am picky)
*1/2 Cup Ketchup
*1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
*1 Cup Cola Flavored Soda (NOT ONE CAN<>ONE CUP!)
*2 TBSP Brown Sugar
* 1/2 Cup Flour
*Garlic Powder or salt (optional)
*Onion Powder (optional, and I didnt have on hand but would have used if I did)
*Pepper
*Allspice (optional)
*Olive Oil or Veg Oil

Instructions-

*Preheat oven to 350
*Mix Cola, Ketchup, BBQ, Brown Sugar in a bowl and set aside
*Mix Flour, garlic, onion, pepper and allspice ( I don't measure I just give a few dashes of each) I just mixed a little pile of these ingredients on my cutting board.
*Dip each pork chop one by one into the cola sauce mix then dip into the flour mix. Set aside.
*Put oil in frying pan on med-med high, Very lightly brown the porkchops this will make them cook faster and hold more flavor in the oven. Middle should still be very raw just brown the outside.
*Place the chops in a baking pan, casserole etc.
*Using the same pan (not cleaned/wiped) pour the sauce into it and it should still be very warm and sizzle 1 minute max then pour over the pork chops in the baking pan. (This gets the little pieces that fell off the chops, more flavor plus helps to thicken it a little).
*Bake for 30-45minutes depending on size and how many chops.













Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes~

THESE DO NOT NEED GRAVY in fact they might be gross with gravy lol... Think of them as a potato puree more then mashed potatoes. This is the second time I have made these, the first time I added little pieces of turkey bacon yumm and had it with meatloaf! But we are out of it this time!

Ingredients-
*6 Normal Size Russet Potatoes
*8 Ounces any cheddar cheese (medium or sharp are best, maybe even experiment with other cheeses!)
*1 Cup Hot milk
*Salt
*Pepper
*2 TBSP Butter
*1/4 tsp Paprika

Instructions-
*Peel and cut potatoes, boil as you normally would for mashed potatoes
*Grate cheese
*Drain the potatoes and add cheese, HOT MILK, dash or 2 of salt and pepper, Butter and Paprika and Mash and mix.

(make sure you are timing the potatoes with the chops or whatever it be you make these with, because the cheese in these potatoes will harden if not eaten right away. I prepared the chops put them in the oven, then did all the potato prep including peeling and they finished at the same time.)









Now for the finished plates...








And it was the most delicious pork chops I have ever tasted lol.. will definitely make many more times!

Oh and the veggies are broc, caul and carrots takes 6 minutes in the steam bag they come frozen in lol.. nice and easy just put them in the micro when I was mixing the potatoes!. No extra ingredients either listed on the package just broc, caul and carrots.




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