Tuesday, December 8, 2009
~ up & work out
~ shower & get ready for the day
~ get munchkins up & dressed
~ fix breakfast
~ take oldest to school & get younger ones ready for the bus
~take younger ones to the bus stop
~ daycare kiddos arrive
~ fix daycare kids breakfast
~ clean up morning mess ( dishes, sweep,put dishes away)
~fix lunch for daycare kids
~ clean up daycare mess from playing & sweep floors & get ready for nap time
~ daycare kids down for a nap
~clean up lunch mess
~ work on homework
~ get snack ready for after nap time
~ kids home from school & nap time over
~ snack & homework & arts and crafts time
~ get daycare kiddos ready to go home
~ pick up kids for after school activities or sports
~ game (if there is one)
~ fix dinner
~ school for me
~dishes & clean up dinner mess
~kids ready for bed
~ movie time
~tuck kiddos in & sweet dreams for them
~ work more on homework
~clean up living room
~ shower & bed
So all I have to say is where do I have time to just sit and watch TV and not do nothing. This list does not include any little things that come up either. A stay at home mom does so much and we all should feel appreciated for all we do. And remember to do everything with a smile because by doing it that way it makes you feel good. I know I have been trying to do everything with a smile & I got my make up on & hair done and by doing it that way I feel good about everything I am doing.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Your Husband's wardrobe looks like this: non-descript bottoms paired with any navy blue shirt/sweatshirt with a fire department logo on it.
Your Husband's haircut is "nice and tight". So are his buns.
You know the difference between a police siren and a fire siren.
Your kids think the fire station is "Daddy's house".
You've received more dalmation-themed collectibles than you thought humanly possible.
You know that all of your smoke detectors work.
Your Husband will not let you near the BBQ.
You can make 4 dozen cookies without a recipe in 1.5 hours flat and have them delivered asap.
You know that you always have a team of highly-trained ems professionals at the ready (you know, in case a baby falls down the stairs or something).
You know that it is faster and waaaay better to take the ambulance to the hospital (NEVER go it solo, and actually WAIT in the waiting room!).
Your single friends are always aksing "are there any single firemen at Hubby's work?".
Your children can make good use of vaccuum hoses and rubber gloves.
Everybody knows a Firefighter, and will asume that you know them too.
You find it hard to sleep when your Hubby is at work.
You get severly angry when people don't pull over for firetrucks and ambulances.
You've held more birthdays at the fire station than should be allowed.
You get to listen to stories about fires, mva's, and sprinkler systems, and ems calls
You've seen Backdraft 40 million times and Ladder 49 10 million (but who can get sick of staring at Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta?).
You've had some of the best holiday meals at the fire station.
You've lost all sense of what a "weekend" really is due to your husband's crazy schedule.
Your husband gets to go on field trips & preschool once in a while.
All of the teachers want your husband to "demonstrate" his skills for the class (yeah, right she just wants to see him in his bunker gear).
Your kids dont know yesterday and tom, only "last day and next day"
At your baby shower at least half the presents are fire related even if your having a girl.
Your kids are the only ones at school with 12 uncles, and they think every kid they know is their cousin.
If daddys not home ask the kids where he is and your bond to hear "fire house" even if thats not where he really is!
You feel like the luckiest girl alive when he comes home off shift and sends your heart a-flutter
Friday, November 27, 2009
Spent the whole day at the zoo....my beautiful munchkins.
Waiting for the bus on the first day of school.Can't believe Andrea is now in 3rd & Maddie is now in 1st.....they grow up so fast.
Johnny is playing football for West Side Middle School along with every other sport.
Nathan is played EYFL this fall and also is playing every sport & student council for Woodland Elementary School.
You brought me into this world and you loved me.
You watched me grow and you made me laugh.
My heart is gone, my life taken away, but our memories together will last forever.
GOD called you home so you can be at peace.
But I know you are not that far from me.
The gentle breeze,I hear your voice
The rays of sun upon my face, I know your watching
The cries of my children, I hear your voice
The little whisper in my head, I hear your voice.
You are all around you've never left,by my side I know you'll be.
I close my eyes, I see your face
I feel your embrace.
Even though GOD took you home I know your here to keep me safe.
I Love You Daddy
I AM THANKFUL FOR:
~ Having a GOD that forgives us
~ Having a GOD that has made sure our needs have been taken care of my family & I this past year while my husband has been laid off.
~ Being able to wake up to new days
~ My wonderful husband
~ Amazing & Crazy children
~ My beautiful family
~ My Awesome friends
~ My health
~ Being loved unconditionally
~ All of our military people protecting our freedom
~ My AMAZING,BUSY,CRAZY LIFE!!!!
Remember to give thanks for everything in your life no matter how big or small & most of all give thanks & praises to GOD because without him we would not have our lives that we do or a life ever lasting!!!
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they
are always watching you.
I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even
marry you because I loved you. I married you because you
gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect
people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that
protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them - it was that
Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth
The Secret to having a good marriage is to understand it must be permanent and equal!!
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how
compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
Any fool can have a trophy wife.
It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always
with the same person.
Why is it that people get married?
Because we need a witness to our lives.
There's a billion people on the planet.
What does any one life really mean?
But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything...
The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things,
All of it... all the time, every day.
You're saying "Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.
Your life will not go unwitnessed - because I will be your witness."
Wife in the movie, "Shall We Dance?" 2004
Marriage is the hardest thing you will ever do. The secret is removing divorce as
an option. Anybody who gives themselves that option will get a divorce.
Will Smith (11 years into his second marriage)
A soulmate marriage does not at all mean that you have found someone
you match up with on all the cards - on all the issues, on everything. That
would be the most deadly dull thing to even imagine. Instead, it means you're
with someone who wants to take care of your soul - they want to make sure
your soul continues to grow, they don't ever want to blow out that little light
inside you. And you feel the same way about them.
Diane Sollee, NPR, The Real Life Survival Guide, April 2008
Well enough with that just needed to get some feelings out now on to an update on things Madelyn goes Thursday to see if she finally gets her cast off, finally got my midterm in English and I am getting an A :) Life is really busy around here baseball starting, school,LA for the fire department, and birthdays, cook outs, family trips. So much going on but its going to be so much fun :) Well that is all for now & I will let y'all know how court goes in May....only if i could take pictures ;)
First, you cme to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses ...
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING, PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
1. Thyme for each other
2.. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. NOT BAD, HUH?!
Ok so I figure if I want to start 2009 off right and continue to keep changing into a better person & mommy & wife I need to let go of a lot of things I mean it is nearing the end of 2008 so what better of a time then now.
So here you go,why the hell do people think they have every right to judge me and act like they truly know me?! Well you know something YOU DON'T the only person that has every right to judge me is GOD and only GOD knows EVERYTHING about me. So unless you have walked in my shoes or you are God.....KEEP YOUR DAMN MOUTH SHUT!!!! I am sick and tired of people using my problems against me yea I have an anxiety disorder,OCD, and depression but I am still the same person I have always been just with a better out look on life, these things do not make me some FUCKN CRAZY ASS PSYCHO BITCH like a lot of you make me out to be or think I am. Hell we all know I can turn into one (like none of you don't!) I mean shit I am a wife,mommy,& student don't fuck with anything that I hold close and we all will be fine.LOL!I am sick and tired of people saying they are your friends and you go out of your way to help them and get shit on, you know what are friendship was nothing then and it is now over!!!! And this part is the hardest for me but it is how I truly feel... I can not wait till I get my Nursing Degree so I can finally stop running my daycare I mean don't get me wrong I LOVE the children and LOVE doing it, if I didn't I would not of been doing it for the past 9 years. Its just I am tired of the way SOME of the parents treat me like shit like how I feel or what I do for their children does not matter. I know this is going to piss off a lot of people and you know something if this does TO FUCKN BAD, maybe you should take a damn look at the way you treat people and change I hope this can be a wake up call for y'all. This is MY life not YOURS and I am not living it to please others. I no longer want that type of people in my life no room for the negative energy and atmosphere you bring. I am not the type of person that walks out on someone ( even though some will say I am )you are the ones that chose to walk out on our friendship when shit all over it, I am just going to distance myself from those type of people and continue living my life to the fullest with my family, close friends & school.So I guess you can say I am now saying GOOD BYE to the bad, negative, anger, hatefulness, bitterness in my life and starting 2009 fresh full of life and energy I have so much to be thankful for and so much life to live that I can say I am glad to be getting rid of all this and starting right. If people get hurt because of this then maybe you should of thought about your actions cause like the saying goes ' Your actions speak loud then words' .
Now I don't want to end on a bad note and plus I need to update y'all on the Attkisson house hold. I am now on Christmas Vacation until Jan. 12,2009 I passed the English board :O) and received a B in that class. My math I am still waiting on, grades was going to be posted Wednesday and still are not. GRRRRR but as soon as I know I will update this. Only going to be taking 2 classes in the Spring. My children are doing great Johnny turns 12 on Christmas and they all will be on Christmas Vacation starting next week. Yeppers going to have a house full with mine and daycare kiddos LOVE it bring on the snow so we can play!!!!! :O) Johnathon did not get LT. or Captain but they may be doing another election for LT. so he still may get it. We are doing good ♥ Can't wait till Christmas so I can see my children s faces. I will also be putting newer pics up of the whole family then because Andrew will be here too.
I want to tell the ones that have always been there and stood by me and my family thank you and I love you. You guys are true friends not the fake ones like above.LOL!!!Because with out you and my family I would not of been able to get to this point in my life and I am blessed for having you in it.
I think this time of year a lot of people start to think about their lives and how it has changed and what they can do. But we also make it a competition between people to see who can give the best gifts, throw the best parties, spoil their children more. And none of this matters what matters is what the Christmas season is truly about. I mean why do you think they call it Christmas? We need to remember that with CHRIST we would not be where we are!!! We need to step back and take our time and to count our blessings no matter how big or small they are. For we all are blessed and have so much to thank GOD for.