Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A new chapter in our household...

So we had to give away our cat this past weekend...after having her nearly 8 years. She refused to adjust to our children after 4 years, so we gave her to an older guy who lives alone. Hopefully she'll adjust to her new home. But for the first time since moving in together, hubby and I have a pet free home. I'm still not adjusted to it, and already looking at dogs to adopt. Reason I want a dog and not another cat, you ask? A walking/running partner. :)

Yup, that's right...this chubby girl is gonna lose some chub! My friend has been storing my treadmill while we lived in apartments and didn't have room for it, and I'm going to be getting that from her soon. I'm also going to look into a zumba game for my ps3, playing some DDR on my ps3, and when the weather warms up - biking and walking. :) Oh, and I think we're getting a trampoline too. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tired, but happy!

So, lots of little things have been happening as of late. Our little house is finally starting to look like a house and not an over-sized storage unit.for one! It's been a long process, having a Velcro Baby who REALLY hates when you put her down, a three year old who can destroy a room in about one-fourth of the time it takes for you to clean it, and being the only person home long enough to DO said cleaning. It's taking me awhile...

Also, after getting sick of Adie making progress in potty training, only to start all over from scratch a day or two later, we decided to rid ourselves of all pull ups/night time training pants, ect. Instead, real panties and pads on the bed. (Almost like house training a puppy lol) So far, I've had a couple messes to clean, but that's life I guess! We were going to the potty every hour, and she was doing good, then decided she'd rather play than potty, so now we're going to start going every 15 minutes. That way, she gets that playing can wait, and potty is most important right now. At least she can't stand the feel of messy undies (she probably could tolerate a wet pull up for hours if we let her...)

I'm trying to get Velcro Baby to be just a TEENY bit more independent. I would really like to have her be able to take a nap by herself, so I'm not confined to my bed while she's one reason I can't get as much around here as I'd like to. But if she stirs while I'm even getting out of my bed, she throws a major fit until I climb back into the bed with her. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE that I have a momma's girl...esp since Adie was so independent, but I can't have her constantly attached to me, or I'll lose what tiny shred of sanity I have left!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Show your Breastfeeding Support on Facebook!!

I need give credit where credit is due...I asked my close friend mamachrista over at The Good Letdown because I'm not only a breastfeeding mom, but slowly turning into a lactivist. So, if you support breastfeeding, PLEASE read on!!

To quote mamachrista:

"Earlier today (yes, it's been a day of posts from TGL) Mother Hen brought up the point that we shouldn't blame facebook because they aren't trolling for breastfeeding groups. While yes, this is true, and we DO absolutely need to blame the group of people who appear to be directly targeting The Leaky B@@B, facebook still has these rules that allows this to continue to happen and something must be done. I'm not saying I have all the answers but for now, lets join together and check out the support groups for bringing back TLB on facebook:

There is also a virtual nurse in occuring on Friday January 7. You don't need to post a picture of you breastfeeding or even be a breastfeeding mom...or even be a mom. You can use this picture: 

Mamachrista summed it up beautifully. We need to support breastfeeding moms!! Breastfeeding is NOT OBSCENE, SHAMEFUL, OR WRONG!! It's the most natural and beneficial thing for your baby. PLEASE help us support The Leaky B@@b, and other breastfeeding support groups/sites on Facebook!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Know what really grinds my gears?!

Here's a cookie to anyone who got that reference. :) Anyway...

Seeing all these statuses on Facebook about people being pissed because they have to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" mildly grinds my gears. You're upset about the fact you have to say Happy Holidays, so you don't offend someone of another religion, but YOU'RE offended because you can't say Merry Christmas? That this country was founded on Christian beliefs? Really?? WTF, that's news to me! I thought it was founded on religious freedom... Let me give you an example of one such status that I've seen on a couple people's FB pages:

"They say: We can't say Merry Christmas anymore, now we have to say Happy Holidays. They say: We can't call it a Christmas tree, it's now called a Holiday tree because it might offend someone. I say: If you don't like our customs, and it offends you so much then LEAVE!!!!. These are OUR traditions & HOLY days to most people. If you agree with this please post this as your status...MERRY CHRISTMAS GOD BLESS US ALL :)" (good grief, they even end it with a fucking smiley...)
 Since when is "Christmas" in any way "our" (the United States) official custom or belief?? For one thing,  celebrations around Christmas time are over 4,000 years old. What's that?! It's been celebrated not only  before America was founded but BEFORE JESUS WAS BORN?! Srlsly?!?! Yup. For example, Yule is celebrated on day of the Winter Solstice.. Huh...that happens to be JUST BEFORE Christmas... In fact, Jesus wasn't born in December, he was born in the spring or summer time.But since there were so many holidays of other religions right around that time, and Christians wanted to convert the non-believers, they hijacked other religions' holidays and claimed them as their own
Also, those lovely red and green decorations?? Pagan. The "Holiday (name you despise for it) tree"? Pagan. Giving and receiving gifts? Pagan. The holly and mistletoe? Gee, that's Pagan too..... 12 Days of Christmas is Pagan too??? No way!!! 

Next thing you're gonna say is all the bunnies and eggs in Easter are Christian too...what, did the Easter Bunny find Jesus in a brightly colored egg on the third day after his passing??
For any loyal reader(s) who may not already know this, I'm *gasp* Pagan. Yes, that's right, I'm not a Christian. Now, before you start screaming that I'm being intolerant, let me tell you now that I have no problem with Christianity. I really don't. I don't have a problem with ANY religion as long as it teaches peace and tolerance (in other words, Satanism is out in my book lol). What I have DO a problem with are these overzealous fuckers who try to shove said Christianity down EVERYONE'S throats. I'm not offended if someone wishes me Merry Christmas, so go right ahead! You can wish me Merry/Happy Whatever-the-hell you want, as long as it's sincere. Unlike most people, I understand that not EVERYONE is the same religion, and some people are even *gasp* ATHEIST!. I also realize that our country WAS founded on freedom of religion. I won't get angry and offended UNLESS I'm being FORCED to celebrate a holiday I don't choose to. Just remember what religious intolerance causes - instances like the World Trade Center attacks... You don't want to be like those people, do you? People who get ridiculously angry about not being able to say Merry Christmas aren't too far from the nut jobs who flew the planes into the Towers in my opinion.

And the way I see it, saying "if you don't like it, LEAVE" is showing religious intolerance.. If that's the way you feel, then I tip my hat and say good day to you. If you can't tolerate my choices, I won't bother you with them

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fun weeknd of unpacking!!! Not.....

Well, it sounds like the weather this weekend will be perfect for getting our butts in gear and getting unpacked. Moving sucks - especially when it has to be in the middle of winter, and spur of the moment.

For you see, loyal reader(s) we were evicted for having a cat. A cat who had NO claws, DOESN'T spray, and only goes potty in her litter box. An angel of a cat - even if she's a social retard. It's nice not having to shoo her out of the windows though. I think she was depressed because she couldn't be a normal cat...she had to hide, lest she be seen by the landlords. I mean, God forbid someone has a furry member of their family in Minot.......unless their husband is really hairy. ANYWAY.....

We stumbled upon a really good deal with a single wide trailer. So yay! We're officially trailer trash!! (that's a joke to all you sensitive people out there...) It's bare bones, but it has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, so that's enough for us. Not to mention our cat is free to sit in the windows, and we have a yard for the girls to play in! Anyway, my Schwan's Man just got home, so off to spend quality time with him and my Velcro Baby :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

So I'm feelin' crafty...

I think I'm going to look into making and selling jewelry, and more specifically nursing necklaces. For those of you who might be wondering "What in the world is a nursing necklace?!" it's a necklace designed for breastfeeding mothers. It gives baby something to do other than scratch, pinch, or tug on mommy's hair while nursing. Seeing as I have my own nursling who's a distracted eater, why not make one for myself and any other mothers with distracted little ones?

I'm also looking to expand into other jewelry and sell it where ever I set up shop for massage. Granted, I won't be setting up shop anywhere for a while (I still need to take my friggin' boards and get licensed), but maybe this can be a way to bring in some extra money until I CAN practice. Now that the hubs and I are in a better financial situation, maybe I can finally do some fun and crafty side projects. I know jewelry is just one thing on my crafting bucket list. I want to learn to crochet and also want to start quilting. I have a lot of family and friends who do both that can teach me.

So, I guess if any of the two or maybe three people who read this want to give me suggestions for a name to sell my products under, fire away!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

Welcome! I see you've followed the white rabbit to my realm of insanity! Well, since this is a first post, I'll keep it short and sweet. I decided I would start blogging again, this time somewhere away from Myspace or Facebook... I'm not the most interesting person, and also have a bit of a potty mouth from time to time, so this blog is not for the faint of heart. I have two beautiful girls - three year old Adalia, and six month old Alanna. They are both the greatest joys and hardest trials of my life. However, I would not give them up for the world. They are the air that I breathe. I'm a Schwan's widow (he's ALWAYS at work, it seems), and My Schwan Man is the best thing in my life over the age of three, haha.

Again, welcome! Just watch your step...there's toys scattered everywhere...