Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday randomness

It's raining, I hope it rains more. I miss rain.

I have a hard time celebrating on my birthday. It has nothing to do with me thinking I am old. I don't think I am old I think I'm 16! (my body knows better though) I am however getting to a point where I am able to seperate me as the person from the events of today.

If I have lied to you about my age at any time, please know this was accidental, I seem to usually default to 32, so I guess I stopped aging then.

I have recently been re-evaluating what I believe, believe in, and why I believe it. I certainly think we are the champions of our destiny. The only way for things to change, is to change them.

Bacon cake is good. Call me crazy but chocolate bacon cake is the wave of the future!

I am so blessed by my friends. Between Angie (who would be here in 5 seconds if I needed her, because she is awesome like that ) and my PTA Green girls, I was able to cover everything I need for my boys while Paige is in the hospital, in about 5 seconds. I love my friends!

Paige is having surgery on the 14th, the kid is a trooper. Hopefully only be in the hospital a few days. She amazes me. Win or lose she always does her best at everything. I believe in her!

Connor is not phased by the fact that the number of people who call him "fluffy" grows a bit each day.

I miss frozen yogurt Mondays.

My dog just locked himself in the bathroom.. (he does that a lot)

I am going on a diet and goign to lose weight and get healthy. This is the last time I will do this. I say this is the last time, because I am not going to fail this time. I believe in me!

My friend Marsi is such a huge inspiration to me. She is literally in the fight of her life, but her courage and determination have taught me so much in the past few weeks. She has shown me not only the true character of her heart, but of my own as well.

I need to stock up on grapefruit juice.

Looking forward to having a lovely cup of "decaf" with Laurie this morning.

I don't want to get out of bed.

I have re-connected with a whole lot of people on facebook recently, it is kinda cool! I like feeling closer to family and friends that I don't see very often.

I kinda love taking pictures. Our new camera is fun. I still haven't read the owner's manual.

My kids just brought me breakfast in bed. I guess laying up her until almost 6:10 paid off this morning.

Smokey has decided to be very cuddly lately. I wouldn't mind this if he wanted a big snuggle during the day, but the the 3:00 a.m. flying leap onto my chest is getting a little old.

I need to start the Christmas jammies. I haven't yet. I said I may just buy them this year, and my husband almost cried :P, so off to get fabric! :) I am thinking perhaps a super hero theme this year.

Garrett's glasses broke last night. Tanner's are still broken, they will both be heading to school sans glasses today.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My solemn hair vow

I Amy Eagle (raises right hand) on this 11th day of November, 2009,

do solemnly swear to never ever under any circumstances EVER do anything to my hair, apart from brushing and washing it. I being one who does not learn from past mistakes, and insists on trimming, cutting, dying my own hair on random whims.. never again shall! Never, no never!

I will not do this



or this


never again will I do this


and certainly not this..




I solemnly swear on all my hair, may it forever be soft, flowing and healthy. I do thee swear.

(even though my amazing and fabulous friend Ally, went into work today on a day she had off, because I was a complete dunce, and dyed my hair greyish green..)

and she made me look like this


Amazing! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Middle child syndorme? fact or fiction..

Tanner, the love of my life Tanner, is also the middle child of our family. I know what you are all thinking.. "Wait don't you have two middle children?", and while technically yes Paige would also fall into that category, she is the only girl and therefor the princess of the world, so really the rule doesn't apply to her. I digress...

As a parent I have often poo pooed the idea of the very existance of "middle child syndrome". However as Tanner gets older, he is seemingly having a greater issue coping with life. Third grade seems to be giving him a run for his money. Losing. losing in general is BAD. It doesn't matter WHAT it is that we lose at, sports, awana competition, checkers, running race.. a loss usually sends Tanner spiraling to the ground in a heap of tears.

Now I know one of the "symptoms"( if you will) of this "syndrome" is not having a sense of belonging, which leads to sadness and reclusion. I treat all my kids the same. (Despite the fact the Connor thinks the oldest has it so hard) I really am very fair. There is no favoritism, no comparing, but I am at a loss with how sad my sweet Tanner has been lately.

So is this "middle child syndrome", "I hate the third grade syndrome", I don't know. I just know I hate seeing most events send Tanner into a mass of sadness.




-p.s.- in a unrelated note, I do realize my epic NABLOPOMO failure, as I missed yesterday, but I am going to ignore that fact and push on and still try to complete the month. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Smokey the wonder genius rides again

Meet Smokey

Smokey spends his days chaising his tale, being afraid of everything that moves, and growling at his feet. Smokey eats walls, doors, and random crayons. He runs into walls, barks at boxes, his tail, random furniture. Smokey also enjoys locking himself in every room in the house on a daily basis, by pushing the door shut with his nose.


This is my dog. He is very fluffy, very pretty dog. He is good with kids, very gentle....

and he just spent the last 15 minutes repeatedly getting his head stuck under the dining room chair, crying till I freed him, then shoving it under there again.

Yep he's a smart one.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I have figured out my problem

I grew up skinny. RAIL thin skinny.. no really I swear I have pictures to prove it.. ask show Low people.. I was a twig. So my twig life ended somewhere around the birth or rather conception of Tanner. I gained weight LOTS of weight.

I have struggled and yo-yo'd and have gone up and down so much in the last few years my pants have whiplash (and stress fractures)

I finally figured out what my problem is.

I LOVE FOOD!

I love ALL food. there really isn't many foods I won't eat. So now I am looking for this crazy thing called will power.. let me know if you see some.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

There's that one..

I am always at a loss as to if Garrett is serious, or just messing with me. The kid can say anything completely deadpan.. so you just are never really sure.

Case in point - A few weeks ago on our way to school Tanner decided to start pointing out "Halloween Houses", so quickly Garrett chimed in pointing out people's decorations. "look at the pumpkin" or "hey a giant spider!" We had just finished dropping off the big kids, and were headed around the corner towards the elementary school, when Garrett points and says "There's that one." Tanner and I turn to look and see a completely empty yard, void of anything, including living grass. " Uhh Garrett, there isn't anything in that yard" To which Garrett replies "DUH the creepy dead guy standing on the lawn." *cricket, cricket* .. then he looks at me and says "well I guess you missed him."

The next day, after dropping the big kids off, Tanner is chilling listening to his Mp3 player, no one is talking.. we pass the same house, Garrett turns points and yells "SEE HE IS RIGHT THERE!"


ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

is he just messing with me? YOU decide.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Haven't done one of these in many moons.. so here is my weekly top ten of things that inspired, made me laugh, blessed, confused, or just randomly popped into my head this week..

10) Hospitals smell weird. I mean I know they are sterile and all.. but seriously could not sleep because of the weird aroma.. maybe that was just me. :)

9) I like using big words. I try to throw a few every chance I get.. this weeks favorite is honorificabilitudinitatibus, so don't be surprised if I throw it at ya at some point.

8) I am ok not having caffeine... decaff isn't bad... it isn't good either, but it isn't bad.

7) I miss my brother. He should come visit me.

6) Garrett is HILARIOUS! I don't even know half the time if he is trying to be serious, or just messing with me.. but that kid cracks me up!

5) Sometimes it really is better to say nothing at all.

4) Had all day Monday just me and my hubby. It was FABULOUS

3) Crayons don't really like dryers.. or maybe it's dryers that don't like crayons. Well the load of jeans that was IN the dryer seems to be now quite attached to a blue crayon.

2) Anybody have a good quiche recipe?? Just wondering.. it sounds good to me right now.

1) DANIEL IS HOME!!! HOME HOME HOME HOME HOME!! (ok so he's been home over a week, almost two.. but the residule really carried over:) )

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sailors, and Tigers, and oceans OH MY

Two weeks ago Connor set off on a journey to Hawaii and then off to Tiger cruise aboard the USS Ronald Reagan with his dad. It was such a great experience for Connor and Daniel as well. He got to see Daniel a full week before the rest of us, and got a little taste of ship life. He had a great time, but doesn't think the Navy life is for him. :)

While going through the camera after Connor got home, I realized, I think I have a budding photographer on my hands. Now I can't take good pictures to save my life, so what do I know, but man some of the pictures he brought back were pretty awesome!

Enjoy. :)













Sunday, November 1, 2009

NABLOPOMO??? Oh sure why not!

Ok so I haven't been as blogalicious lately as I have been in the past. However for the past three or so yearsish I have participated in National blog posting month, or NABLOPOMO. Basically you blog everyday and have the chance to win a prize. WHY do I do this? Not sure if it's because of my enormous amount of free time, or my complete lack of brain cells, but either way I seem to think it's fun! :)

So here I go. I can't guarantee I will be witty, charming, or amusing, but I will try.


To start of this lovely month of blogging, I will show you pictures of my really cute kids on Halloween.. :)

enjoy

bonus points if you can guess what Connor's costume is.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The best laid plans..

I recently let Connor set up a facebook. (don't worry grandma I keep close tabs on it).. anyhoo... Connor has been sucked into the world of farmville. He comes home from school and as soon as he is done with his homework, he wants to harvest his pumpkins and check on his cows. He has become obsessed with decorating and getting all the cool stuff you can get on farmville. Well this takes farmville cash.. wish accumulates very slowly.. Connor does not do SLOWLY very well.

Connor - " Mom I got 52 farmville dollars"
me - "how?"
C - "oh just filling out surveys and stuff"
M - (suspiciously) "that doesn't usually work buddy, you aren't putting any personal info in there are you?"
C - "nope mom, I figured out a way to trick the system"
M - "buddy, I better not wind up with a bunch of computer viruses or random bills"
C- "trust me!"


Today Smokey received his first issue of "Car and Driver"



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lessons life has taught me, and other observations

Sometimes "NO" is an acceptable answer.

Don't cut people off in traffic, and if someone cuts you off.. don't flip them the bird.. because maybe just maybe they were having a rough day, and the kids were fighting, and they dropped their phone into a thirstbuster, and just for a second was distracted.. I'm just sayin...

Bad things happen, don't let them define you.

Get the "great wall of chocolate" at P.F. changs, you know you want to.

Have a "Yes" day with your kids. Just don't tell them when it is.

Know then names of all your kids teachers.

No one can hurt you, unless you let them. A wise woman once said "choose not to be offended".

Treasure your relationships, but don't let any of them become your "Jesus".

Nap every chance you get.

Love BIG.

Don't forget to be polite. It goes so far!!

Smile, let the old lady sitting on a phone book to drive, back out of the Albertson's parking lot before you, seriously you probably want to give her a head start anyway.

Watch cheesey movies, eat junk food, and laugh, at least once in a while.

Having a friend you can call on, at anytime ever, is PRICELESS.

Always give an honest answer, unless the question is "does this make my butt look big?".

Don't shout at your kids from the sidelines during games. If they messed up, they know, and they don't need you embarrassing them in front of their whole team to drive that point home.

Don't yell at the coaches during games. Especially if I am the one coaching, I will straight up burst into tears in the middle of the field.. You have been warned.

Aduki beans aren't half bad, unless you horridly over season them.

When you take a step back and consider all things, life as a whole is actually pretty funny.

Speak your mind, but don't push your opinions as facts.

Don't let me cut your hair.

Keeshonds have very small brains.

My life is fairly amazing, and as close to perfect as I think I could imagine it being.

Be graceful, have fun, and don't sweat the small things.

Candy corn should be considered a vegetable.

It's okay to do random high kicks and cart wheels.. it keeps people on their toes.

Most things have a punchline.. you just have to find it.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Amy and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

One day Amy woke up and thought "Today will be a great day!" Ok so she didn't really think that, she really beat her alarm clock with the closest thing to her hand and muttered something about it being "evil to have soccer at 8:00 a.m. on the last day of summer vacation." I digress..

Much to her chagrin, her face didn't work. I know what your are all thinking.. Amy has gone mad, no no, the right side was out of sync with the left.. interesting... and I spent all of Paige's soccer game pretty much just talking to Angie, she's used to weird things happening around me.

That's ok Amy thought.. (upon returning home) Today will still be a great day!

*sniff sniff* Quickly Amy was alerted to the smell of death surrounding her house. Animals.. CHECK all is well.. Sink.. CHECK, nothing decaying.. ewww what is that smell. "MOM" Connor says.. "I think it's coming from outside".. I go outside.. EWW EWW.. " It smells like it's coming from the GARAGE!" I suddenly remember the Turkey I set out "just for a minute" on the floor of the garage, to defrost... that was Wednesday.. it EXPLODED. Turkey guts and decay OOZING everywhere! I'm surprised the police hadn't been alerted to a possible CRIME SCENE!

After much bleach, febreeze, and suppression of the gag reflex, Amy was off to have a good day.

The dead car batteries from early in the week needed attention so off to Wal-Mart to drop 80 bucks.. OUCH..

no no today wil be great, fine, fabulous!! IT WILL BE IT WILL IT WILL!!

As I am checking out of Wal-Mart Connor calls, "Mom, I was doing the dishes and then there was this, like, like this big noise in the disposal, and then I looked under the sink and water was just gushing out.."

*BREATHE BREATHE*

So as our heroine rushes home.. songs and loveliness fills her head.. it will be ok.. it will all be ok.

Every towel in the house has been used, water is everywhere, everything under my sink was broken or ruined, including vases ect.

Calmly Amy calls housing (with a smile on her lips and a song in her heart.. err something) and relays the story of the broken disposal and unattached pipe. A few moments later the maintenance office calls and asks "Is it leaking Water??"
WHAT? , seriously?? No it's leaking grape juice you dunder head!! YES yes WATER, it's leaking water!

45 minutes later they are here, fixing, sealing, snaking things, shaming me for the things they find in the disposal.

Now the pipes are fixed, the car is running, the smell of death has subsided, my face seems to be working, and IT'S BEDTIME FOR THE KIDS!!

ahhhh what a lovely day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some things you would think would be harder to lose..

Today during the dance of a thousand soccer practices, I found myself loitering over by the water fountain at the YMCA.

Located directly next to said water fountain is the lost and found. Now generally, I probably wouldn't have even batted an eye walking past, but one of the items just sorta stood out.



Now amidst the sports practices and camps going on several scenerios presented themselves in my mind.


mom- "You are sure you have everything?"
kid -" yep!"
(several hours later)
kid - "mom I can't find my bar stool!!"
mom - "I asked you to make sure you had everything!"


or....


wife comes home from working out.. throws keys across table...
"oh man.. HONEY!! I need to run back to the Y, I left my bar stool!!""
husband - "AGAIN??? That's the third time this week!"

Monday, August 17, 2009

criminally dusty

So last Wednesday we went and spent a lovely day at Legoland with lovely friends. It was nice, it was fabulous, it was a long day. :)

We get home, ready to fall into a shower and some dinner.. (or maybe the other way around) and what am I greeted with?? The fine fine rent-a-cops here at Lincoln Property Management (the people who own our housing) left me a ticket on Daniel's car.

I quickly check the tags, nope I'm current. Flat tire? Nope, so it's not a disabled vehicle. No red curbs.. no "no parking" signs. I grab the "ticket" and quickly scan to the reason of my infraction.

Apparently my high crime is I have a criminally DIRTY car. Yes, the fine"pretend police" (as my kids call them) ticketed me for having a dirty car.

Now to make this story even MORE delightful. I go to unlock the door to my house and there is a notice on my front door from Lincoln that states that due to the current water shortage here in sunny California, I am NOT ALLOWED TO WASH MY CAR!

Squeaky Fromme is back on the street, but I'm getting written up for a overly dusty vehicle..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blessings and randomness

Things that blessed me this week/and other random thoughts

Spending three hours on the back porch talking to someone who cares a lot more then I ever realized.

Time sitting in my living room yesterday talking and letting kids run and plan, for having 6 kids in the house it was oddly relaxing.

My friend who will be here at the drop of a hat anytime I call her.. and man do I call her a lot! :) (She usually has my daughter more than I do!!) :)

All the "kinks" working out, and in fabulous amazing ways that I never could have planned.

Losing 4lbs.

My amazing kids, who always find a reason to make me smile.

Beach days

Watching Garrett play t-ball!

Having A/C in my house, I like to set it on "arctic"

Lucy hugs. (I feel like a rock-star every time I see her)

free Padre tickets

My WHOLE family is coming out this weekend! Starting tomorrow my parents get here, then everyone else on Saturday!

Finally selling the iguana cage for cash. However I did appreciate the trade offers, and as much as I want a I HEART THE NAVY tattoo on my butt, I had to decline.

I am beginning to become annoyed with bakugans

My dog got a random bald spot on his nose.. is doggie pattern baldness common in 2 year old Keeshonds?

I finally wore my contacts for 6 whole hours, without taking them out.. still don't like them a whole lot.

Rearranging my house makes me smile.

I need to run more.. my gut has got to go!

Going to check out a few rentals in San Carlos.. always makes me hopeful!

Daniel called. :) Made my whole week!

Friday, July 10, 2009

20lbs in twenty days

This is my goal starting today. I know it sounds crazy and perhaps a bad ida.. but I have to do something to kick start this weight loss thing.

Fortunately I got a good workout today, as my dear friend has ASSURED me that cleaning the house counts. :)

So no more sweet stuff, and lots of water.. and hey if I can I'll be heading to the gym!

So here goes, my quest to once more be a size 6 (but will totally settle for an 8) :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My little girl got contacts today..

and a haircut! She is too grown up looking. The contacts were not supposed to get here until Tuesday.. They came early. She has BEGGED to wear them for graduation tomorrow.. I think I will let her.

So my baby girl started out the day looking like this..


and by the end of the day, she had aged 5 years...


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A day living in randomness

This is my life, or more specifically life with my kids. Nothing is dull, and rarely as it seems, and generally quite amusing!

The following are all things overheard being said in this house....

"It doesn't hurt if it doesn't leave a mark, that's the rule"

"Are you printing your own money again?"

"We need a man cave."

"STOP PRINTING MONEY!"

"Ryan knows how to fly"

"Mom, what would happen if we filled up the pool in our room?"

"SERIOUSLY TRADE HER TO ANGIE!, we'll take Zachary"

"I only ate the parts that you cooked right, someone else can have the rest"

"Mom, tell Connor he isn't allowed to print money!"

"SWIM, Ryan knows how to SWIM!!"

On the cusp..

Tis the season for graduating and moving on. Perhaps not moving on so much, as moving up, or moving in general. Here in our little nest we are on the cusp of several graduations. (promotions whatever!)

After Monday comes and goes Garrett will no longer be my little Kindergarten cutie, but a full fledged first grader. Tanner will be leaving behind the childish ways of all things that are second grade, and rolling into the third. (One step closer to becoming a math professor at Harvey Mud college, just ask him!) Very non-ceremoniously and with little pomp and circumstance Connor will move from the 7th grade into the 8th. However the biggest buzz and ensuing chaos has been created by Paige's rise from the ranks of one of the tiniest 5th graders at Green Elementary, to be one of the tiniest 6th graders at Pershing Middle School.

Paige will "graduate" at 11:00 on Monday morning. There will be commencement speeches, procession up the red carpet. They will be called across the stage. The plans for the promotion party are huge!! Hollywood theme, decorated multipurpose room, complete with dance floor and DJ. And whilst my daughter is so very excited and looking forward to this.. With every fiber of my being I am holding back. I'm not holding back tears mind you, but rather holding back the urge to yell "RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!! JR.HIGH SUCKS!!!"

We had no graduation when I was in 5th grade we were just told that in the fall we'd be showing up to the building across the street, there was little fanfare or excitement. Perhaps my own Jr.High experience is why I don't understand why a HUGE deal is being made of fifth grade graduation. This is such a big build up to the WORST THREE YEARS OF LIFE!! If there were a period of time in my life that I could erase forever, it would be the 6th -8th grades. It's miserable!!!! It's horrible!!!!! You get boobs, and hormones, and feel like everyone hates you, and then you hate everyone. You cry over everything, boys are mean and stupid and smell, but you kinda like them anyway. It's confusing, and frustrating, and I never felt like I quite fit in anywhere. Perhaps it was being in a small town, perhaps it was because of WHAT small town I was in. Perhaps San Diego will be better. Perhaps Paige is a lot more together at the ripe old age of 11 than I was.. I don't know. So I will go, I will watch her beam as she "graduates", and I will resist the great urge to tell he how horrid my Jr.High life was, and just hope and pray that hers is a bit better.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ask a stupid question...

Right before Daniel deployed we went on a little hike with the kids, and decided to pack a picnic lunch. As luck would have it, I was out of most things I needed for a fore mentioned picnic lunch, so off I went to the store.

I ran through quickly gathered my items and headed to check out with my lunch meat, mayo and pickles. I got up to the counter and had the following exchange with the cashier..

After scanning my items, he looked at me and asked ...

"So, whatcha makin'??"

Me - "Smoothies"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Inspired Randomness

My brother inspires me, even if he's a little odd sometimes.

I cry more lately.

My current medicinal therapy consists of tea and yoga, and I have no plans to change that anytime soon.

I don't watch T.V much, I have a hard time keeping up with series.

I have never excelled in any one thing, but there are a few things I fake well.

I truly, truly LOVE bacon!

One of the biggest regrets I have, is not keeping in better touch with my cousins and extended family.

I dye my blonde hair blonde.

Mark Brunetz might be the coolest person on the planet. (quite possibly)

Sports have become much more central in my life, much more so than I ever expected they could be.

Donnie Wahlberg touched me. (It was kinda a big deal) :) *currently trying to plot out my next NKOTB concert* MUST .... GET .... IN FIRST.... ROW!!!

I bought Saturn of the planet men today. I already have one for my nephew.. but it was on sale for 3 $, so now I have 2.

I wish I had roses growing in my yard, but am afraid my dog would dig them up.

Sometimes I should speak up more, but sometimes I should speak up less.

I think I would have made a good lawyer or forensic scientist.. the world will never know.

Oreos make me happy.

Being caffeine free isn't as horrible as it sounds.

Praying fuels my day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Because we are military wives

We spend 4 hours with our husbands in a uniform shop, followed by two hours looking for the right size of boot, because any time together right before a deployment is still time together.

We try not to take the little things for granted for they become the biggest things when we don't have them any more.

We stand in tears on piers, and are comforted and comfort women we've never met, because we all are feeling the same way.

We cringe a little when people say "your so strong" because inside we are dying.

We put on a strong face for our kids, so we can dry their tears, and calm their fears, and hide away that we have the same ones.

We sleep alone most of the time, we worry, we cry, and we get up the next day and face life head on.

We try to smile and brush it off, when people who don't know any better tell us how lucky we are because of all the "benefits."Medical, housing et al.. Not having to pay for a physical really doesn't make up for all the missed Christmases and birthdays, and first steps, and first words.

We don't do it because we are tough, or can handle it. It doesn't get easier the more they deploy. We do it because we have to, because we have no other choice.

We don't watch the news, because sometimes we don't want to know. We know how scary the world is, but sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

We take it day by day, sometimes hour by hour, but we take it., and we MAKE IT

... because we are MILITARY WIVES

and we pretty much rock!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Marco!!

It never seems to fail.

I go shopping.. doesn't matter where.. just out shopping. Having myself a grand ol' time, whether it be shopping for groceries or things a lot more fun than that, shopping. Shopping is great, until....

I leave the confines of the store/mall etc, and head to the parking lot only to have NO clue WHAT-SO-EVER where my fricken frackin car is!! NONE! No idea at all, good thing I have a green mini-van, cause THOSE aren't common!

So then I embark on the mission of trying to find my car. I try the nonchalant approach at first, strolling with purpose down an isle as if I know exactly where I am going. This process is generally complicated by a car following me to get "my spot", so then I have to feign forgetfulness, "OOPS, (looking around frantically) must have left something in the store."

It's back to the store to "retrieve" non-existent lost item, and try the car finding ruse once more. This time I try the more distracted approach. (This works best if you make a pretend call on your cell phone) then you can wander around looking for your car, but of course you can't find it because you are so enthralled in the amazing conversation you are having on the phone. This tactic only works for a short period of time, and can be easily foiled if someone happens to call you while you are on your fake call. YES this HAS happened to me before.

Then finally when all hope is lost, and my arms are about to fall off from toting around the 8ft area rug I just purchased (hypothetically speaking of course) I wave my arm high above my head frantically pushing the "panic" button on my key and then listening for the horn to go off. As I am wandering around trying to play a giant game of "Marco - Polo", I realize I didn't bring my van, I drove Daniel's car.. it has no alarm.. and it's getting dark...

hypothetically speaking of course.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I love Jesus, but I drink a little...

(So I totally stole that from the amazing Glady's of Ellen fame, but I had to do it)

Ok so here's the story.

On Wednesday nights I teach Pioneer Girls at our church. (A Christian Girl Scout type group, for those of you who don't know what it is.)

I co-teach with the fabulous (and much more organized than myself) Christyne. Unfortunately for me tonight was Christyne's birthday, so I had to be organized on my own. I could blame it on my busy week, but to be honest, I would have been no more prepared had I had 11 weeks. It's just my fly by the seat of my pants nature, but I digress..

As soon as Daniel got home I ran to the store to pick up a few things that I needed for tonight. I arrived home at 5:30, and had to leave at 5:55 in order to get to church on time, since I was opening up tonight.

I had to hurry up and rush Paige and Tanner (who goes to Climber Boys) through dinner, and shuttle them out to the car. Then we were off to get Jacki, then finally arriving at church just in time.

I get all the doors unlocked, chairs set up, and go over a few things quick before all the girls start to arrive. I grabbed my bag of last minute items that I had picked up at the store and took it into my class. I start pulling things out to set up for the evening,

bubbles - check
card stock - check check
markers - tripple check

and then, there it was... shining up at me from the bottom of the bag.. the beer I bought Daniel.

I'm Amy Eagle, and I brought Bud light to a children's church class.

There should really be a 12 step program for that.. oh wait....

I was however able to quickly wrap it up and get it back to my car, before it was spied by any of the kids. (Or parents for that matter)

Friday, February 27, 2009

The American dream

Well I suppose that can be loosely interpreted to mean just about anything. However, for arguments sake lets say that is owning a home. I want to own a home. Heck I want to own ANYTHING. I own nothing, nothing is mine, my car isn't even mine, it's technically owned by my bank. My house is owned by the United States Navy, and for all intense purposes so is my husband, but I digress. Where was I? Oh yes, owning a home.. well not just any home.. THIS HOME..





It's perfect, it's pretty, it has a pool. It has 5 bedrooms (giving me places to stow all my children) and a lovely yard, it is also mere feet away from my children's school. EVERYTHING about it is perfect, well except for 2 little things, 1) I live in California, so therefor ; 2) its 665,000$.

Hmmm let's see base pay for Daniel is around 3500.00$ a month, so if we didn't eat for 15 years, I think we could save it up.. hmm perhaps that's a bit impractical. Housing prices in California aren't likely to drop anytime soon, so I have devised a BRILLIANT plan.. BRILLIANT I SAY..

I'm going to have a bake sale, a big big bake sale. I have a few choices here, I can either sell cookies for the low low price of 500$ a dozen, OR bake 650,000 cookies and sell them for a dollar each, I haven't quite decided yet. OR, OR I could have a car wash! OOH There ya go, I'll have a car wash and a bake sale! I'll have 665,000 in no time.

Or perhaps I'm stuck in Military housing for 5 more years.. *sigh*
Where's Ed McMahon with his giant novelty check when you really need him?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ok Media outlets.. I am PLEADING WITH YOU

I don't care which side of the coin you are on, but this has got to end.

THE RHYMING.. ohhh the rhyming.

I don't think I can endure 4 years of this!

I get it Inside Edition, and all the other news rags, and talk shows out there. I get it, lots of words rhyme with Obama. That is all well and good, but only a few weeks in, and my brain has fused.. so let's all just say a big collective NO!!

NO to NO-bama
NO to OH-bama
NO to Obama drama
NO to Obama-rama
NO to Obama's baby mama's doll drama

NO NO NO

I can't spend 4 years listening to Deborah Norville think she's funny because she can rhyme Obama with 4 consecutive words. So please, I beg of you all, STOP

I can't take it, I don't want to hear it! Where will it end?? Obama's llama's pajama rama-dama drama??

Perhaps I should just stop watching Inside Edition.. I mean SERIOUSLY!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A monumental day calls for monumental stupidity.

I love to watch football. I haven't always, but it recent years I have become quite the football fan. I even had a fantasy football team this year (it did poorly) but despite all that I LOVE FOOTBALL!

Imagine my excitement when my home state team of Arizona against all odds made it to the Superbowl! I bet your thinking wild horses couldn't pull me away from the game today.. well you would be wrong.

Amidst my lack of cognitive thought and overall useless brain, I did something that may very well go down in history as the DUMBEST thing I have ever done.

With told disregard of the day and time, and apparently not thinking to LOOK at a calendar before purchasing tickets. I am NOT going to be watching the Superbowl..

Daniel and Connor will be gathered around the tv with 7 layer dip and other fabulous treats. They will see the great plays, and then "The Boss" play the what should be an amazing half time show. I however will see none of this.

For today at 3:30 I have tickets to go see "High School Musical on Ice" with my darling daughter, and my very dear friend and her darling daughter.

So no need to ask me if I saw that great play, I did not. I guess I can DVR it and watch it later.

Me and the Lions going down in history as "the biggest losers"

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Some news is just hard to take..

On Wed I had a doctor appointment. I had no idea what news I would walk away with. I thought I was prepared for anything that might be thrown my way. I was not prepared for this.. not at all.

I really do like this doctor. She is very nice, sympathetic, understanding, smart, very knowledgeable about her field. She also takes a very holistic approach to healing, one of the reasons I like her so much. The appointment was going well, and then... it happened.

I was given the worst news. I was no longer allowed to have CAFFEINE!! I mean really?? So I said to my doctor...

"REALLY?!!"

and she said

"REALLY, REALLY!"

*sigh*

Does she know who she is dealing with here?

Goodbye Monster

Goodbye soda

Goodbye coffee

Goodbye (gasp chest pain) ch ch ch..... *Sob* chocolate .

You never think it's going to happen to you, you never think you will get this kind of news, you always think "this only happens to other people, not me, no never me". Alas, it has happened, and I am now going to have to be caffeine free.

I do have some time to wean myself off, as to avoid the horrid caffeine headaches (and my absolute bitchiness that would ensue). I am doing well. I have been coffee free since Wed, and have had only one monster and very few sodas.

I can do this.. I am drinking more water, working on this whole running thing... and trying to stay focused on the bigger picture.. a picture that apparently does not include a coke in my hand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

I have so many things to be thankful for. My amazing lovely friend reminded me that I should get to back to listing those. I find it makes for such a positive outlook.

So without further ado, and in no particular order...

I am so very thankful for

10) Being able to share my heart with the friends I know will always have my back no matter what.

9) My amazing family, I have 4 of the coolest kids I know, and a hubby who has stuck with me for almost 17 years, and through some very turbulent times, he is amazing enough to not give up on me.

8) Coffee, but mostly when it is consumed while chatting with some of my favorite people.

7) Who I am. After so many years of searching and trying to change for other people, I finally have realized that the good and the bad make me who I am, and I like me.

6) Smokey, he's just an A+ on the sheer amusement scale.

5) Bacon - You knew it was going to be here. Yes it means that much to me

4) My amazing wonderful God, who through the bad spots in life I have improved my path and walk with him, and know that ALL THINGS are possible through God.

3) Scrabble - truly the king of all board games.

2) Working out today with one of the most amazing women I have ever been blessed enough to know. I can't imagine going through all this craziness without her.

1) Rain, the smell, the happy feeling I get when standing in it, and the fact that there is supposed to be bunches on it's way here. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

4th

My lovely friend has called me out, so I felt the need to rise up to the task :) (and I am avoiding laundry, so it was kinda a "win-win" deal.

so here is what ya do..

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture
4) Tag 4 people to do the same



This picture was taken shortly before we moved to Arizona, so I was about 3. My favorite things in the world were "train driver monkey" , "hug-a-bye", and my bike... so I slept with them. Not sure about the safeness of sleeping with a bike, but hey :)

Ok so I tag everyone who feels the itch to do this :) (I know what a cheater I am)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hoffy's last stand

Even though it's been fairly certain since late November when Trevor Hoffman's option for 2010 and accompanying contract was pulled. Reality was firmed last week with him being signed to the Brewers.

Tanner did not take the news well. Tanner is not just a Padres fan, he eat, sleeps, breathes baseball.. more specifically PADRE BASEBALL! Hoffman is Tanner's favorite baseball player. In Tanner's eyes, he can do NO wrong.

After taking in the news of Hoffman's new position with the Brewers (pending a physical), Tanner was sad, pouted for a bit and then decide that he knew why Hoffman was let go by the Padres.

" Well I guess because the Padres have been losing so much lately, they just wanted to lose more"

yes Tanner, I think that must be it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Really Sweethearts.. REALLY??!!

It is no secret that I am a HUGE and I mean H U G E fan of Sweethearts conversation hearts. I patiently stalk the aisles of my local grocery store, waiting, waiting for the first bags to emerge.
As much fun as I have eating them, I also like reading them.
This year mixed in with the "love me" and "be mine" hearts. I found THIS little gem...

UHHH WHAT? REALLY?? REALLY!!??!!!!!

Now I'm just waiting for the "America's next top model" heart, or the "project runway" heart.

I don't know, I guess nothing says Valentine's day or "I love you" like

"TOP CHEF"

girl - "I love you"
boy - "oh top chef baby, top chef!"

yeah.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Friday, January 9, 2009

The joys of boys





What he brought home :

PAJAMA DAY IN THE KINDERGARTEN
On Wednesday, January 14th the Kindergarten classes will be wearing their pajamas to school. Please have your child wear tennis shoes, as we will have P.E. that day.

What he said :

" MOM on Wednesday I get to wear JUST MY UNDERWEAR TO SCHOOL!!! Oh and shoes."


*Sigh* perhaps I should push more for him to wear more than just his chonies to bed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Years, and all that yada yada

Resolution
Pronunciation:
\ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\
Function:
noun
1: the act or process of resolving: as a: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones b: the act of answering : solving c: the act of determining
That being said, I am NOT making any new years resolutions this year. Seems too complicated.
However I am making some promises to myself.

I am going to lose weight (yeah yeah I know, me and 99% of the world, but seriously I am) :)

My house will never be any messier than it is at this moment.

I will not complain (or try very hard not to)

There are several topics I have deemed taboo, and am done discussing them. So please take no offense if you ask about one of them, and I smile, nod, and change the subject.

I will call my grandma every week.

I will save money.

I am going to think more and speak less. Ok I will think more before I speak, I am sure I will talk just as much.

I will stop trying to change the things about me that I adore. The things that make me ME.
I know who my true friends are, and they love me for me, and that's pretty awesome. I will focus more on them, and less on the people who don't. I can't change people, and that is ok.

I am going to pray more. A LOT more.

I am planning on running a marathon (actually a half marathon) by years end.

I will appreciate life more, and everything I have been blessed with.

So there ya have it.. Life the way I want to live it :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!