Madison has been sick for a week. Last Sunday started the vomiting and fever, and through the week it has gotten worse. I've taken her to 2 different doctors and nothing is really wrong with her. Except there is SOMETHING wrong with her. I just don't know what. I plan on staying home from work AGAIN tomorrow and taking her to a different doctor. SOMETHING is wrong with her and it's my job as her mother to find out what. I'll update when I know something.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Posted by Brooke at 7:02 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Nathan turned 31 on the 4th, our 6th anniversary is tomorrow. We will most likely go to dinner and see a movie. We're going to see The Golden Compass. Yeah! That's right, I said it. I'm going to see it, so save your lecture because I for one, have a mind of my own. And I'm going to see it because of all the stupid forwards I have recieved telling me to not see it.
Brylie turns 3 on January 4th. What a fast fast 3 years it's been. I feel like she's still my precious little chubby cheeked nursing cuddly sweetie pie. Now she's tall and thin and wants to run and play. And just as I am typing this she runs out of her room with her crazy hair and sleepy eyes, wrapped in her "beetna" ( her blankie). I love this child.
We have been talking of having another, and the girls are really excited about it. I don't know when, but we know we definitely want another, so that's a start.
Posted by Brooke at 12:25 AM
Posted by Brooke at 12:22 AM
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? hot chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?wrapped all the way, baby. What fun is Christmas if you're not unwrapping presents?
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? both are white. I am so excited to have lights on the house this year. It's my first time.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? no I don't. I should get some.
5. When do you put up your decorations? whenever I have time.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? like food? all of it. Obviously.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: having the family parties at the bar! ( my grandparents owned a bar and closed it on Christmas and all the family would gather there and we'd have a good old time.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? what do you mean?that he's fat? He's always been a bit chubby, but I wouldn't think that's that big of a deal.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yes, usually I try to have pajamas for the girls to wear.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? white lights, blue and silver bulbs bows ribbon and ornaments.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I actually love it and dread it.
12. Can you ice skate? yeah. it's not that hard, in my opinion.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? no. I don't.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? the magical feeling.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? any of it.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? being with ALLLLLL of our family. I just love it.
17. What tops your tree? Old Navy Magic the Dog dresses as an angel.....
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I love to see how excited my girls get. I love to give them things.
19. What's your favorite Christmas song? oh hmmmm. Still Still Still is one, and I like all the stuff from the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
20. Candy Canes? I like them?
21. Do you feel Christmas is too commercialized? I feel like Christmas is what you make it out to be. Some people are very religious and that's fine by me. Others make it magical, and that's fine by me too. I don't think anyone should force anything on one another.
Posted by Brooke at 12:06 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Posted by Brooke at 1:18 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Well I got a new washer folks, so I've been busy doing my massive piles of laundry. I could probably get rid of half of my girls clothes and they still wouldnt wear the same outfit in a month. I guess I buy too much. oops. I sure love Gymboree. I'm not sure what started my obsession for it but my obsession is deep. I love the coordinating outfits. and accessories. and panties!!! man my kids have a lot of panties.
Anyway on to other things.
To the certain friend who never answers e-mails and made your blog private- you better either answer my e-mail or add me to your blog or I will have to resort to drastic measures. What those drastic measures are I'm not yet sure, but I assure you they will be painful. JK I love you. I know you're busy with your new life and new family. I'd just like to be able to at least read about it. mmmkay?
Posted by Brooke at 11:15 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Here's how you play:
Once you have been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 wierd, random things/facts/habits or goals about yourself. As the end choose 4 - 10 people to be tagged, listing thier names and why you chose them. Don't forget to leave them a comment (you're it) and to read your blog. You can't tag the person who tagged you. Since you can't tag me back, let me know when you have posted your blog so I can see your answers.
1. I'm easily irritated.
2. I like onions.
3. I love to sleep
4. I am extremely lazy
5. I am the most non-judgemental person I know.
6. I am so boring I can't think of 10 things.
I tag hahahaha no one since no one reads my blog. I'm so cool.
Posted by Brooke at 11:05 AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
you know, 2007 has not been a great year for me. I'm not sad to see it end. I just hope 2008 is better. My washer died today. I'm the type of girl who NEEDS a washer. I love to do laundry, weird as that may be. Now I can't. It's sort of a therapy for me and now I feel lost. It's just not the same when you go to your sisters house and she does your laundry for you . I hope I get a new washer soon.
Posted by Brooke at 5:29 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
we call this " special soup"
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1½ tsp crushed red peppers
1 large diced white onion
4 Tbsp bacon pieces
2 tsp garlic puree
10 cups water
5 cubes of chicken bouillon
1 cup heavy cream
1 lb sliced Russet potatoes, or about 3 large potatoes
¼ of a bunch of kale
Sautee Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in pot. Drain excess fat, refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients. In the same pan, sautee bacon, onions and garlic for approximately 15 mins. or until the onions are soft. Mix together the chicken bouillon and water, then add it to the onions, bacon and garlic. Cook until boiling. Add potatoes and cook until soft, about half an hour. Add heavy cream and cook until thoughouly heated. Stir in the sausage. Add kale just before serving. Delicious!
Posted by Brooke at 6:30 PM
I finally got a haircut! I am so excited. If I'm having an ok face/hair day I'll post a pic, but no promises.
Posted by Brooke at 1:23 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Posted by Brooke at 9:37 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Posted by Brooke at 8:55 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Hello Panties! YAY for Brylie! She is doing SO WELL! I am amazed how well she's doing. Yesterday she wanted to wear panties so I said ok, and then she brought me a diaper, so i took her to the potty and she freaked out and so I showed her some starbursts ( lol) and she peed for a starburst! and she's been going ever since! I am soooo happy!
Posted by Brooke at 7:46 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2007
What in the world I am doing wrong, but my kids keep getting sick. Brylie was up allllllll night throwing up again. No fever or anything. Now she's fine. boggles my mind.
Posted by Brooke at 11:38 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I have NEVER ever been good at setting and achieving goals. In fact, I don't think I've ever set one and achieved it. At work I am required to set 3 goals for improvement and performance every six months. I don't know that I've ever achieved the goals set for me. This time, however, I set some goals, and some action steps to help me do it. So far, Day 1, I am right on track. I hope that I can do it this time. I think it would really help me in my life and in my work life if I can just get through the next six months and do everything correctly. How boring.
Posted by Brooke at 11:49 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I am thankful to be feeling 100% better, and thankful that my girls are feeling better too. I am also thankful that my darling dearest Nathan escaped without getting sick! I am thankful for that because he used his last sick day to come home and take care of me and Madison on Thursday. He came home and I was asleep in bed and Madison was asleep on the couch and Brylie had trashed the house. Toys all over.... and the poor thing hadn't eaten in awhile. She had breakfast but after breakfast I laid down and she just entertained herself for the day. I feel bad I didn't even feed her. She's fine, THANKFULLY.
Yay tomorrow is Columbus day, and I have the day off! I love it! YAY for Columbus!
Posted by Brooke at 9:48 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Today sucks. Brylie is still sick, throwing up. Poor baby. I'm sick of poop and puke though, I'll tell you that. I hope she gets to feeling better soon, I can't stand seeing her so ill. I need a carpet cleaner. I have some gross nasty carpet now, so I'm thinking about renting a rug doctor. I'm just feeling blah today. I am having jealousy issues too, and I stinking hate being jealous. I'm going to go clean my bathroom and see if that helps. And then maybe i'll play sims.
Posted by Brooke at 9:39 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Brylie is sick tonight, throwing up.I was in her room getting her ready for bed and I turned on the baby monitor ( something I never do)and I heard someone elses conversation! It was so weird. I've never had that happen, but I've heard of it.
Posted by Brooke at 10:08 PM
Friday, September 28, 2007
I was picking Madison up from school today and she came walking out with the CUTEST little blonde haired, blue eyed girl. They were holding hands! They walked up to my car and the little girl, who's name is Millie, proudly proclaimed that her and Madison were new friends. Made my heart melt and I was so happy for Maddy to have a girlfriend. I hope they'll turn out to be great friends, little Millie is just so cute.
Posted by Brooke at 11:09 AM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Posted by Brooke at 11:10 PM
So I work in a job where it requires me to answer a lot of calls about peoples financial woes. I get a lot of elderly people who call. Mean old elderly people. Don't get me wrong, I love the elderly. Except the ones who call in and can't read their statement correctly. They think because it says they're Visa rate is 9.75 APR and it says that somewhere on the statement, that we're charging them $ 9.75 for something they don't wanna pay! And boy they're not afraid to let loose on you either. Also, they have no business attempting to operate a computer. A nice little lady called me today and I was trying to help her log onto her internet banking. After getting locked out 6 or 7 times and 25 minutes later, she opted to have her grandson help her. Oh, and folks, when you get a new Visa or Debit card, the expiration dates change, K? I'm pretty sure you'll live. Do people have nothing to do other than call up financial institutions and bitch about their expiration date changing??!! PEOPLE! PLEASE!?
Posted by Brooke at 10:31 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
How do I put links to other people's journals? and links to other things? Am I just a lost cause?
Posted by Brooke at 6:49 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You know when something happens and you have an Oh Crap moment, then you get used to the idea and then you're looking forward to it and then it's all taken away in a second? That feeling of disappointment and sometimes despair? Well that's what I'm feeling.
Posted by Brooke at 9:28 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
So I went to the store today with my sister to do some grocery shopping, we went together because I think she's a little lonely now that all her kids are in school all day. Well Brylie had a meltdown over something so incredibly mean of me, I mean, I wouldn't let her stand up in the cart! How mean am I? Anyway, she was throwing her fit and I was ignoring her and I was thinking that all these people were probably thinking " how horrible" "take the child home" and things like that. Then I got to thinking. I have shopping I need to do. If I don't do it now, my children will starve. (ok not starve but seriously how many meals can you make with salad dressing, pickles,and leftover (moldy) refried beans?) So I just left my insecurities right there on the floor where Brylie chucked my frozen pizzas during her fit of rage, and finished my shopping. I'll admit in my flustered state I did forget a few items, so I'm dreading going back...
Posted by Brooke at 10:53 AM