One of my life's little mottos

One of my life's little mottos

Monday, October 15, 2012


So maybe you have been wondering where in the heck I have been... or maybe not. Yep probably not. No hurt feelings here!

Well it is the start of school and that means... crazy, hectic, hair on fire, never a dull moment, where the hell did summer go!! schedule.

I do love my job, I just wished it came with three day weekends, duct tape for kids mouths, ear plugs so I don't have to listen to the constant talking, or hey I would even take a sound proof room to scream into without anybody thinking I have finally lost my mind.

For those of you who do not know I left elementary school behind (it only took me 12 years to make it through.) Now I have moved onto big kid school in the form of 7th grade Science. As terrified as I was, have to say I am loving it! Oh yes, that is the part that makes me certifiable... and prone to frosty adult beverages; had one tonight :-)

Now the kids really don't bother me. I mean hey they are kids: raging hormones, not a clue in the world what is going on, and yet they seem to know it all! Some of the adults, well take all of the above and add bi-polar you got yourself one heck of a work environment. 

I have never understood the mentality of picking every little fight with the boss. Although I have never worked for him, I am pretty sure that Warren Buffet would totally fire your ass if you questioned every decision he made. To add to that I would have to say Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, hell any CEO would have your butt in the unemployment line so fast it would make your skirt fly up and your panties get in a bunch. However for some reason in education, no matter what school I work at or what level, there are a hand full of people who nit-pick and bitch about every little thing. Here's a hint.... ready....listen good... clean those ears out... YOUR NOT THE BOSS! I mean hey, want to try and do things your way and only your way... there's the door find another place to work. Just saying here.

It is not that all are bad, just a few bad eggs that make things yucky for others. I really like most of the people I have gotten to know at work. Heck if it weren't for T slinging my door open cursing like a sailor or S coming in to let it rip with some sarcastic humor- my day would be pretty dull. So overall I love the new school I work at. OH and BTW: the boss is pretty damn relaxed compared to some I have worked for. He's not all in my business, lets me do my job and just generally treats me like a professional. Isn't that what most people want?? So shut up babies!

Now how are the kids you ask?? WELL!!! The first month was a butt kicker. J wasn't doing so well at daycare, P and C had problems with some kid, and C gets in trouble just about everyday. Most of you who know me, understand that I am not prone to crying. Maybe so pissed off I see red and I am about to kill somebody tears but not a crier. I generally tell people (in a SO nice way) to suck it up. Well I broke down in front of the kids and poor Steve. I just knew the first month that I had made a huge mistake. The poor man, thank GOD he hasn't left me yet, stepped up and has been doing great to help out more. In fact (refer to previous rant about idiots) I am starting back to school the end of this month. Yep, I should be institutionalized. Maybe one day I can have my own little bunch of nit pickers.

My girlfriend C was amazing and knew of this woman who watched kids in her home. WELL hot damn she is great! J is a happy camper. She does crafts with them, he gets his two naps a day, eats WAY better food than daycare and life is good. P and C are adjusting to school.... C not as well as P but out of all the crap that was hitting the fan non-stop at the start of the school year.... I'll take it. P is still doing dance and C is doing gymnastics- yes you read that right.... got something to say about that then refer again to the idiot section. He loves it and those men are built like a brick wall! Below I have posted some uber cute stuff about those nutty kids! 

Finally, I haven't lost a freakin pound! I can't blame anybody, its all my fault. Too dang tired to even think of going to gym, for a walk, etc This past week is the first time I can honestly say I haven't dropped over from extreme exhaustion once the kids were in bed. Yes I know it is a vicious circle: if I exercised more I would have more energy.. but I have no energy to want to exercise. Maybe by the next time I post my butt will have gotten smaller... one can only dream! Now excuse me while I go bury my face in some chocolate chip cookies, dipped in ice cream and drizzled in let my butt get even bigger!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Latest & Greatest

The twins were on the go the entire time!
Jace enjoying his first visit to St. Mary's.

Summer is flying by way to quickly for my taste! The kids and I have been going to the St. Mary's Waterpark, swim lessons, and just hanging out at the house. Since the heat index has been so high almost all activities involve water in some way. Today after church we laided out the slip & slide. We haven't done that since the summer before last so it was neat to see how they were much improved with it. Our neighbors Jason & Shelly came over with their son Riley and enjoyed some much needed water time. Jason got into the act and had to show the kids how it was done... cracked me up!!

The twins also enjoyed attending the MOCA art camp for a week. The theme was space and they used a ton of different mediums to represent space. Jace and I enjoyed coming back to the houe to chill out before going to get them again. I now have major pieces of art all over the walls of the house. They kept asking to go back but told them it was a special treat (one of those guilty mommy times you want to give them everything they ask for!) The will get to attend science camp at MOSH at the end of this month.

As for me, I attending a great training in Orlando for a few days. This meant that all three kids got to spend the time with Grandma, Peepaw, and Uncle Josh. They had a great time. I got to meet the new people I will be working with and I liked all of them. I wont lie, I didn't sleep well for a week or so leading up to this training. I had no idea what this was about, never met any of the people except the Principal and was just generally felt nervous about such a huge change. Ended up it was all for not and I have been WAY more relaxed since returning. I love any training (and there are very few) where I leave feeling like it was worth my time and I learned a lot. I did eat pretty decent while away and even "enjoyed" the fitness center. Since I was staying on the 5th floor I also became good friends with the stairs. I stuck to what I said last post and the scale is GONE! Instead I have started using a free app called My Fitness Pal to track not only my workouts but also my calories. We shall see..... I did get to enjoy an ice cream class (totally NOT good for the weight I know) but tons of fun! I so want my own ice cream maker now. If you have never taken some classes through Publix I highly recommend!

 I would like it noted that Celeste and I are the only ones actually working.... Brandi and Lindsay are talking and simply waiting to eat ice cream... lazy butts! :-)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


OK can somebody explain to me how I have been working out for the past 3-4 weeks and NOTHING! I don't mean simply going for a stroll... I'm talking hard core Insanity workouts, Yoga, and Dance videos. I bust my rear (and lord knows I have plenty of rear) and loose 5 pounds the first week.  WHOO HOOO right????

Is this normal??? NO! I know and understand this... so hey I expect it to slow down or even to level out and move more slowly. Is that what has happened.....


Instead I have now gained back 3 of those pounds. Now before you even say it.... I am not buying into that "muscle weighs more than fat"..... CRAP! Yes it does but that does not explain! If you think my workouts are not hard enough.. have you ever done INSANITY! There is a reason it has this name... that man is flipping NUTS! NUTS I tell you!

If you have never tried this workout... give it a shot. I promise you will be dripping in sweat, laying face down on the floor, cursing Shaun T and all BEFORE the 1/2 point of the workout! Personally I suspect that he is a sadist, masochist, and general psycho... but hey that's just my opinion.

I was crazy enough to even buy his Rocking workouts; because hey there were only $20 on Groupon so that would be great to "mix up" my workouts.... Well I am here to tell you he is just as flipping sadist in those workouts as in Insanity. So NOPE, I am working out plenty hard enough.

I actually took before pictures in my workout tank and shorts. HOWEVER I swore to myself I was not posting those until I had a more improved version to post as well. Let's just say that I look like the Michelin Man squeezed into that workout tank and shorts. I have not been this heavy (save pregnant) since before Steve and I met. DEPRESSING!

So how did I respond to this sad fact of the scale saying I had gained weight back???? I did what any normal person would do.... I ate two waffles for breakfast! Screw you Shaun T...... then crap I felt guilty as sin..... SOOOOOO

INSANITY HERE I CAME AGAIN... In fact I workout so hard that today I can barely move. Not smart .... geeezz I'm an idiot. So in order to not kill myself I have told Steve to hide that damn scale and it is not to come out until a whole pants size has been dropped.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Vacation is finally here!!!

Well I can finally enjoy summer break! The end of the year was so hectic not only with my own work/school but also the twins school. We had their VPK graduation which was SO stinking cute!! They got up with their classes and performed a few songs with dances. The church was PACKED and Steve was such a good daddy we went and sat up front so he could get better video. I tried to get pictures but they did not come out :-( The twins also loved that Meemaw, Peepaw, and Nana came to see it. Afterwards we surprsied them by going to TuttiFrutti for the first time. They loved picking their own candies to go on their frozen yogurt. They even started sharing their yogurt with each other... so adorable!

The next week Pearl had her dance recital. I was very excited to see her perform but I can tell you I was a wreck as my own parents will verify! I thought I was doing good on time and since I had never been before was desperate to get a good enough seat so Steve could video tape her. (and yes I know we were not suppose to do that but dang it was not paying $20 for a DVD of a 2 min dance!) Well we left a little late.. get in car and realize I was so focused on Pearl forgot that Clinton not only wasn't dressed in "nice" clothes but he was wearing the ones he spilled applesauce on at lunch. CRAP! so in we run while everybody waits in car... quickly change him. Grab his belt and shoes then literally toss him into the back of van with his stuff behind him. Jump back in car and start to pull out. THANK GOD I thought to call Steve and ask if he had the video camera. THAT WOULD BE A NOPE! Damn it!!! Back in driveway, run back in house grab them and at this point we are running 20 mins late..... I HATE TO RUN LATE!!!

Well of course it didn't get any better... NOPE!! Hit the button to close garage as I drive off... garage doesn't close. Poor Jason and Shelly down the street thought I had lost my ever loving mind (I probably had but thats a moot point.) Flip around come back to house to get in range to close garage door... then flip a quick U-turn in front of poor J & S and hall ass!! Half way there Nana calls and she got their early THANK GOD!! so now I can settle down since we at least have somebody there to grab seats. Of course when we get there they wont let anybody in so you have to stand in the lobby huddled around everybody else because you have to grab seats as soon as you get in for everybody. Let's just say I am glad I know what to expect next year! She did a fab job!!! She followed all the stetps and I was one proud mommy. Clinton was SO cute and kept asking when Pearl was coming on? I can't see Pearl? Where is she? Now mommy?? Baby Jace was a champ the whole time. He was very sick but didn't cry/fuss during the whole performace and even waited to eat until it was over at 7:30.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

OK, so even though I set this blog up eons ago, I am finally getting around to actually using it! Imagine that, cause lord knows I have TONS of free time on my hands!
So my friends and family who want to know what has been going on in our lives lets see....

First, I am fat, sick and tired... not in any particular order there. I am trying to make it through until the end of the school year (4 more days with students) Thank GOD! Not only am I trying to keep my 47 students engaged, behaved and just not getting into trouble. I have my twins who have gobs of stuff going on at their school. People wonder why I CRS its because there is too much going on! It is truly sad when I have to put everything on my phone calendar and refer to that constantly to know what is going on in my own life!
Steve and I at his birthday party in Feb. Yep that's me with a big ole plate of food.... and I wonder why I am at 245 pounds! Let's think woman!!

My oh so wonderful profile picture is me at my heaviest in the past 12 years. How is it exactly that after the twins were born I only had about 15 lbs to lose. Now, I'm not saying my 30 year old body just bounced right back into shape.... oh no. Things were definitely not in the same place any more and they sure didn't move around for the better! Yet it seems that having just one kid I now have 40 lbs to try and get rid of. It doesn't help the whole process that little Jace, although cute still is not on a good schedule of sleeping through the night. I thought I knew exhaustion until that little dude was born. He's cute people but dang not so cute and adorable at 3:30 AM!!

See, he just suckers you in with those long lashes and cute smile! Dang he is evil!!

The twins are doing well. They fight like cats and dogs... heck I think they fight worse than cats and dogs! However, as I told Steve, when we think our kids are "bad" I just need to attend a child's birthday party. We went to a little friends party and our kids were the BOMB! They didn't fuss, throw fits, act up in any way. My little angels played nicely, ate the food I gave them without complaint, cleaned up after themselves, and just generally were freaking amazing!!! To dang bad I can't have those kids all the time... life would be pretty sweet then! Sadly GOD has a sense of humor and he likes to try it out on me.
Pearl & Clinton at the birthday party. It was cowboy themed and they even rode horses! Too cute!