Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Darn Lists...

Remember this list ? Yeah well...I need to trash that post all together.

I have only completed 4-1/2 tasks..UGHHH...

The ones I have completed are

  • ordered scrubs
  • went through HER clothes and got rid of stuff that didnt fit(didnt do mine yet).
  • School supplies are set..(I think)
  • Got things taken care of for daycare(well at least my end..now it is their turn).
  • and I kinda cleaned out my car. Not all that great, but it is ok now. It no longer looks like those cars you see at the store that are filled from the floor up of "stuff". It no longer looks like I hoard trash in it. (BTW on a side note...did you see the lady on Dr. Phil yesterday who hoarded food. She had 7 Fridges and freezers filled with rotten food that she just couldn't get rid of).
Well...what about the other stuff?? I guess that will have to wait until the last week of June when I get a 2 week break for summer(gotta love it...start in May and get 2 weeks off in June..LOL).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I have some of the nicest people reading this blog. First...thanks for the links so far, I went through them and got lost on the web for a couple of hours getting ideas. LOL

Second...Thank you Amanda and Shanna about thinking about me regarding the virtual position with 5MinutesForMom. I went and read that they were needing a long term, I just do not think I can guarantee anything long term now with school starting up, at least after December when I start clinicals..and I would hate to put them in that position thinking that I was in for the long term, and have to bug out in the end. So if anyone has experience in the virutal assistance arena, check out their blog for information. And thank you Shanna and Amanda for thinking of me!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Looking to create a new blog..need your help

Since I am going to be busy with school and studying, I decided I wanted to start making an evening a week to spend with Sunrise doing crafts and such.

Which got me thinking....I would love if my readers (all 3 of you? LOL)would help me out.

I would love for you to send me your favorite links in comments so that I can explore. I will be giving credit where credit is due. I would like crafts for all ages, and I will catagorize them by age group, maybe even some more other groups too.

I had thought about writing a crafting book when I was with the evil ex, because I had his 4 kids that I loved doing stuff with like this...but I was never allowed to get it going(I think he was afraid it would be a hit..and I would make my own money by selling it.)

Anyways...drop in my comments some of your favorite crafting sites for kids.(all ages).


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Monday, April 21, 2008

13 Days And Counting..UGHHHH

I figured out that I have 13 days left to do what I gots to do to get ready for school. I am working on a list...and I'm trying to figure out when in the world I am going to get this stuff done!!!

Anyways..I could use encouragement. LOL. I am going to start a few things in the next week or so on my blog. Menu Mondays, Tackle It Tuesdays, I might do Wordless Wednesdays..but I dont know, Ummm and I think that is it for the week. I could use the Menu mondays and tackle it tuesdays to help get me organized.

Before then..I have to do the following things.

UGHHH how can I get it all done!

  1. Clean out my closet

  2. Get some recipes together for menu Mondays

  3. Create a budget

  4. Get things taken care of with the state for daycare

  5. Clean out the car in a big way

  6. Clean out under the beds and get rid of all the outgrown shoes Sunrise has

  7. Order Scrubs

  8. Go through my school supply stuff and see if I have everything I need.

  9. Go through our clothes and get rid of stuff I dont want, or dont fit her.

  10. Get her summer clothes out of storage, though they wont fit probably, but they might once we start potty training

  11. Read Potty training for dummies(you laugh...but it is real and I have it..LOL)

  12. Finish reading Single Mom Seeking by Rachel Sarah(I have such a hard time sometimes stopping and relaxing with a book...but it is wonderful so far!)

  13. Read Nurse

  14. Read Mom's There is a guy in the kitchen and he is wearing your bathrobe

I know there is a ton more...How in the world do I get this all done?


Saturday, April 19, 2008

When it rains...

Sunrise had a small patch of what looks like a skin rash next her mouth a few weeks ago. Last week it started to spread up her cheek.

Monday I picked her up from daycare and it was spreading even worse. Not to mention her runny nose. So I called the doctor and got her in on Tuesday afternoon.

She looked at her face and said.."Yep..impetigo. Sinus infection..no returning to daycare until Thursday". Which ticked off my boss..but whatever.

On Wednesday I woke up with a bad sore throat and muscle aches everywhere. I thought I was dying. Thursday we woke up and went about our day even though my brain was not right. So THursday I ran to the doctor and have strep throat So Sunrise and I are both feeling miserable. But that is ok...all will work out.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Just how daring are you?

This was checked out by snopes and it is for real. It is the Devil's Swimming Pool at the top of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe...Would you be this daring?

Here at snopes you can see some photos.

I gotta tell you, there is no way in heck that I would do this!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I am sorry to my blog friends who are going to be offended, but I am absolutely PISSED right now.

I so want to just go down and castrate these people! I am sorry, but this guy does not deserve to be alive! I am absolutely speechless. This little girl is the same age as Sunrise. She has the same hair as my little girl too. Of course I cant see her face, which is in the best interest of her, but just the look that she does have...is soooooooo much like Sunrise. I am in tears right now.

WARNING: This story is very sad. It isnt bloody or anything, but it is disgusting.

The following the link, story follows.


PATASKALA, Ohio — Police on Monday said they obtained video showing a teenager forcing a 2-year-old girl to smoke marijuana from a pipe.

According to police, a clerk at a Columbus pawnshop discovered the video after Melvin Blevins sold his camcorder for cash, 10TV's Maureen Kocot reported.

"They were going through the hard drive on the camera and came across the video images," said Pataskala Police Chief Chris Forshey.
SLIDESHOW: Images From Report

Blevins, 18, was arrested last month when drug enforcement agents raided his home and found more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, Kocot reported.

Agents also recovered $4 million in cash and dozens of firearms.

Police said the video showed Blevins holding a pipe filled with marijuana to the 2-year-old's lips. A short time later, the child is shown seated on the lap of a 16-year-old girl.

The next 18 seconds showed the girl coughing and trying to speak, Kocot reported.

"Get your water," a voice said.

Forshey said the video was one of the most disturbing clips that he's ever seen.

"You can tell that she's inhaling some of it," Forshey said. "You can tell that she doesn't want to. So it's a pretty disgusting video."

When asked if she wanted more, the girl shook her head no, Kocot reported.

"No?" a voice asked. "You're good?"

Court records obtained by 10TV News revealed that Blevins told investigators that it was him in the video. However, Blevins told detectives that he did not remember doing it, Kocot reported.

Blevins declined to speak with 10TV News about the case.

He was scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday for a detention hearing.

The 16-year-old girl who appeared in the tape faces delinquent charges of corrupting and endangering a child, Kocot reported.

Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for additional information.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This is the funniest thing..LOL

This is from Big Brother that I found on Youtube.

Even if you dont like BB...It is still hillarious. Kinda feel bad for Josh. BTW..It was April Fools Day.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Boy...did I dodge a bullet...

First I want to say to the ladies that did(or almost) do this(though I don't think either of them read my blog)...they were very much more "qualified"(for lack of a better term) then I am. I will explain what I mean at the end of this post.

I got a comment yesterday on one of my enteries from a lady at the Morning Show With Mike & Juliet interested in talking to me about coming out to NYC today to do the show about Single Mom's and dating. (By the way...I did edit her comment to get rid of her phone number on the comment...ya know, so she didn't have a ton of morons calling her(not that any of my readers or morons...ummm ya know what I mean)).

I called her at first thinking "Yeah right...who REALLY is trying to get me to call". But I decided finally...oh what the hell, I'm calling her. Turns out that it was for real. Well while I was talking to her, there was a question about problems with the airlines, etc...and wanted to figure this out before they decide for sure if they can try to get me on a plane. So she told me, to get my ducks in a row(my words..of course)..and she would call me back in a few hours, and let me know if they want me to come out. I get off the phone with her and suddenly it hits me...I was soooo torn on it. Do I do it? Should I do it? I had questions within myself..whether it was safe for me to do this(because of my ex husband), whether I really should just tell my boss to get over it I was going to go(she had the day off..it would have been workable but she wasn't happy when I called her), and the obvious..going on the television in front of most of the country and God! UGHHHH Dunno if I can do that...

Well she called me back and said that they were all set and had everyone they needed. I figured that they must have found someone in the New York City area to do it. Though I was disappointed...I was relieved.

Well tonight I got home, and Rachel Sarah had turned down the offer and Morgan from I Heart Single Parents was going to go and do this. However, she got delayed at the airport and did not make it there for the show.

After reading Rachel's post...I went over and checked out I Heart Single Parents and looked up Morgan...Because..well I was curious. Wow...she is beautiful. Her son is a doll. And she appears to have her stuff together more than I will ever have for a long time. She has the personality, the looks, and the making of someone that would be a great expert on single mom dating.

Well..I went to my bedroom where I recorded the show on my DVR (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVEEEEEEEEE LOVEEEEEE my DVR???). I watched the segment with a lady (sorry I don't remember her name)from NYC. She was more put together then I am, she seemed to have a good stage presence(another for lack of a better term).

So now I am feeling even MORE relieved that I didn't get to be on the show. I feel that these two women were MUCH more better representation of the single mom then I am.(But will be...once I get my stuff together after school). I think that after I would have came off the show, I would have been very disappointed in myself. And I am thankful that I dodged this bullet and stayed home and dealt with a very cranky but awesome little girl.

So you two ladies...and the other host of women who represent the single mom/parent, whether it be on television, radio, blogging, or writing books....I lift my hat and say "Keep on representing us single parents. And maybe some day I will be able to represent the single parent community as well as you all have".

By the way...For those that have known me for awhile... I am not being down on myself, or hard on myself ;) I just know that there are better representatives in this world as a single parent then I am able to be at this time, especially since it was about dating. I want to date, but time constraints just make it too impossible, and outside of going out on a few dates since becoming a single mom, I just don't think I am able to do the whole dating thing with the lack of time I have.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

I swore I'd NEVER ....

I'd watch Big Brother. I thought it was stupid and moronic and and and well...you get the picture.

So...right now I am blogging while watching the 24/7 access online. LOL WTH is wrong with me???

Ohhhh I so want to talk about all of it, but I know that maybe one of you readers are as addicted as me..and don't want the spoiler about who won HOH...and who is nominated for eviction..and all that good stuff...so I will keep my mouth shut about that...but I do wanna say a few things that came to light by watching this 24 hour feed...(that has nothing to do with the competition.

-Apparently, they don't have ant traps in the big brother house. They have a bad ant problem in the kitchen.
-The Big Brother really watches everything! Something you won't see...is that they blacked out the outside. The house guests heard noise outside..so Sharon goes to the door to try and listen to what was going on...and a voice comes over the loud speaker and says "Sharon.....Stop It". She runs away from the door and says "I didnt do anything" LOL Too funny.
-Ryan says the F word...WAYYYYYYYYY too much
-Ryan also slurps when he drinks his pop.
-They hide food for in case they get slop after a food comp.
-When you watch the feed...they dont show what they will show on TV. :(
-EVERYONE talks crap.
-HOH gets a lot more in their room than just a letter and photos. They get all kinds of food they like(which I think they keep some after they leave the room too), they get a bath tub to take a bubble bath, radios, all kinds of good stuff.
-The female houseguests put make up on ALL freaking day long.
-When they get dressed..they get dressed in front of the camera and the world.
-Apparently many things they can not do without approval. For instance, Natalie wants to color her hair.
-Adam can't keep his finger out of his nose.
-There is NOTHING to do in that place...I would go INSANE!

So that is what I am seeing..if I see something that is a trip..then I will let you all know, if anyone asks for the crazy stuff update.

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Enrolled...and ready to roll

Today I finally got everything done I needed to to get enrolled in school. Financial aid...check. Filling out 3 applications...check. Paying $100 for enrollment fees...check. Signed 3,000 pieces of paper...check. Received schedule...check.

Now the real tough decision has to come. I am getting some extra left over after financial aid pays the school. Though I am not sure it will be enough to live each semester, but it is something. Then again, I think it is possible, just wont be able to do anything...and I will have to give up the frozen coffees :( Now the next thing is to tell my boss tomorrow. I need to give her the decision of cutting my hours from 30 to 16ish. I dont know how she is going to go for this. It could go either way. Either she says...Ok, or "I really need someone here for 30 hours". That is for the first 2 months...The next 2 months, it might even be less. I am ok with whatever decision she makes. I kinda would like to not work at all...but, I could use a little extra cash too.(and it will REALLY be a little bit of cash...because it turns out non profits don't pay very well...who'da thunk it?). After the third semester, I believe I will be able to apply as a student nurse technician(it is after the first rotation of clinicals). When Sunrise was in the hospital the nurse told me that it pays decent..and they work with your school schedule. This would be awesome! So then life will become a little easier then(though not as easy as when I get out of school). It will also give me some experience, and a foot in the door at the hospital.

The grant fell through that I was trying for. Apparently they ran out of funds. They get the funds in July, but (and here is the kicker) if I am already enrolled...then I no longer qualified...WTH? So...starting this weekend...Im going to apply for a bunch of scholarships if I can find some. Every little bit will help!

So we will see tomorrow how she takes it, and whether I am going to be making no money for awhile.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

? For those of you that use readers...

Am I showing up on your readers?? I put myself in my bloglines, and I am not showing up with new posts! WTH???

Amanda??I know you do...am I working?

My New Song

Bring on the rain

Another day has almost come and gone
Can’t imagine what else could wrong
Sometimes I’d like to hide away somewhere and lock the door
A single battle lost but not the war (‘cause)

Tomorrow’s another day
And I’m thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

It’s almost like the hard times circle ‘round
A couple drops and they all start coming down
Yeah, I might feel defeated,
I might hang my head
I might be barely breathing - but I’m not dead

Tomorrow’s another day
And I’m thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain

I’m not gonna let it get me down
I’m not gonna cry
And I’m not gonna lose any sleep tonight



Ok..today I decided I was going to have to put myself on a budget. I have tried this before and have failed miserably. I have no willpower whatsoever. But in the last month of working(I hope)...I know that I am going to have to get used to little to no money(not that I make a ton now or anything).

Where do you get will power? Whether it be for budgeting, quitting smoking, giving up sweets..etc? I'm just curious.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Bathroom habits of the exhausted

Remember when you were a kid and was just getting over the wetting the bed stage?(Humor me and tell me you remember..because otherwise I will think that I was in my teens before I quit wetting the bed since I remember it) I remember the dreams I would have.

My dream would go something like this...I'm at Cedar Point or any other fun place like that...riding the Gemini(which was THE ride back then...ohhh how things have changed)...and I get off. Only to discover that I gotta pee REALLLLLLLLLL bad...so I run off to the clean(ha!)bathrooms. I pull down my pants as I struggle and just let it all flow!

(On a side note..why is it that closer in proximity to the bathroom the worse you have to go?? Which is real bad when you have a belt on...or worse a snow suit..>I mean you gotta go before..and just a mild sense you gotta go, but the closer you get..you end up dancing in front of the toilet trying to get your jeans unbuttoned).

I regress...at this point you wake up from your dream..realizing you are not at Cedar Point or any other fun place, but in your bed in your cozy pjs..with your bear!(Remember we are kids in this memory)laying in a bed soaked with urine. ARGGGHHHHHHH.....

This leads me to my thought today. Am I the only freak one who has to go to the bathroom during the day and as you sit there totally and utterly relieved suddenly fear that you are really asleep as in previously mentioned dream, and are afraid you are going to wake up in your bed soaked?? Or am I just weird that way?

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....(Yeah I know..but I was thinking about it at work...and thought "I gotta blog this because people are going to laugh"). LOL

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My first Tag!!!

Erin from Confessions of an Imperfect Mother has tagged me, and I have never been tagged before! (BTW..sorry for delaying posting Erin)

Here are the rules of the game;
1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 things about me;
1. I am addicted to "The Hills", this is not something that I am proud of though.
2. I am the oldest of 3 kids. There is 11 years between me and my sister and 13 years between me and my brother.
3. My lifelong dream is to travel to Rome.
4. I love love LOVE steak...even the cheap stuff.
5. I have an extra vertabrae, and used to have an extra bone in my foot(I had it removed).
6. I HATE olives...even when they are buried on my pizza..>BLECH
7. I pick my battles with both Sunrise, and with life. Somethings are just to unimportant to stress over anymore.

Ok, so the people I am tagging are.....(drum roll please)....
1. Ughh I cant think of who to tag...so if you wanna jump in, feel free :)

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