Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I hate when you're patiently waiting to go around said hefer by slowly driving on the tiny shoulder almost in a ditch, and some big dumb a$$ in a truck decides to speed on by..in the ditch..damn near hitting you..only to scare the cow into MY lane exactly right in front of my truck.
To add to the already hectic morning, I get to work, get out of my truck and realized by the god awful smell that I drove all through cow poop!
I hate it when I'm troubleshooting a computer problem with a person who says he's the company's I.T. person and when I ask him to verify what version of Windows he's running, he tells me, "oh I think a company called Pelligrino." Dude SERIOUSLY?!
ME: Excuse me sir?
DUDE: The company that did our windows is called Pelligrino, you know like the wine.
ME: Sir? No, like windows xp, vista?
DUDE: Oh you mean what version of Windows am I running?
(DUUUUHHHHHH!--> That IS EXACTLY what I said)
I hate it when you get all the way to the break room, heat up your food, and just get comfortable at a table, then realize you don't have a fork, or spoon to eat with. And your desk, where you left your fork, is at the front of the building upstairs on the second floor. So you ask someone to watch your food while you make the 3 min trip to your desk and back only to find out that the person watching your food had an extra fork with them, and didn't even realize it until you just walked out of the room.
Happy hump day everyone!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
As a wife, mother, and full-time, work outside the home employee, the CHAOS of life is really starting to just be, well, just too chaotic. The past few weeks have really been a blur of spur of the moment, moments. So in my ongoing quest to become the most fab house wife, I have officially decided to make Mondays, my week planning day. Why today? Well big daddy's work schedule has changed giving him Sundays and Mondays off and working the rest of the week from 1:30pm to 10:30pm. I of course have Sundays and Saturdays off. I originally had Sundays in mind for planning, but that is the only day we have off together to do stuff as a family. So Mondays it is.
So what do I have in store this week...
Today was my first day mentoring the new training class we have at work. This will actually go on for the next 3 weeks for me. Finally some time OFF the phone! LOL.
I've decided to pre-make some meals for a couple days and will tackle, well attempt to tackle at least one dinner every night this week when the boys are asleep and before big daddy comes home. So any ideas on different casseroles will be greatly appreciated. Tomorrow I know I'll prepare stuffed shells. Beyond tomorrow...well I guess I'll be going through some of my recipes and looking online for inspiration.
I will also start planning "classroom" gifts for juju and stanky's preschool and daycare classes. I'm thinking about stockings with the child's name on it. We'll really have to see about the names because some of the girls' names are like sentences. I''ll definitely keep y'all updated on what I actually decide and even post some before, during and after pictures.
I will also make it my goal this week to take more pictures and FINALLY participate in weekly winners with Sarcastic Mom.
So I am off to finish my weekly planning. Wish me luck.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I HATE IT WHEN...
-I'm in traffic, not rushing or anything, and the lane next to me is MOVING. So I switch into that lane only to be stuck in the same spot for 5 minutes while the lane I just switched from is now the lane thats moving.
-I'm in my truck listening to the radio and Lil Wayne comes on. I switch to another station and that same exact song is playing all most at the same exact spot.
-A co-worker keeps talking about another co-worker who "is just so dumb that I can't believe the questions she asks" but then turns around and asks the same dumb questions.
-You're on a one lane road, the speed limit sign says 35 MPH, and the person in front of you is too busy digging into her purse thats sitting on her passenger seat to realize she's let her foot of the gas and is going only about 20 MPH.
-That same woman finally looks up and realizes how slow she's moving and then slams her foot on the gas making it look like you're the one holdin' everyone up.
Well I don't know about you but I do feel a lot better. LOL.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I did receive some pretty good news today that has got me super anxious this evening. Earlier this week I applied for a position in San Antonio with the same company that I currently work for. And this morning, the recruiter emailed me back saying he would like for me to go out there and test for the position. Now with this company...more than likely if you are testing, you will almost always get hired. Since I already work for the company, I do have an edge over anyone else applying..mainly seniority and definitely the experience. I will find out Monday exactly when I will be making the trip. He also emailed all the information that I need to take the drug test and everything. Again, a step in the hiring process that almost always means you got the job. Cross your fingers, toes, eyes, arms and legs. I already am.
I have come with a lot of different things that I would like to do with my blog and will surely be unveiling some of these things this coming week.
My movie is calling, so I'm afraid I must be going lol.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
-I haven't been to the gym in forever and decided to start a new workout. Wish me luck! Hopefully my energy levels will start to increase again.
-Work has been work...I'm still working on getting my business plan together and hopefully I can become a work at home mom.
-I have also been trying to up my mommy/wifey homemaker skills by putting together my very own home binder.
-Pictures to come!!!! LOL
Monday, October 26, 2009
ME: Juju, what did I tell you about hitting your brother?
JUJU: I no hit him mommy.
ME: Juju, I just saw you hit him. Thats called lying and thats bad.
JUJU: No mommy I not lying, I not hit Xa. The shovel hit him.
I had to smile at myself...that smart ass punk lol!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
*Just a warning--its kind of a lengthy post but well worth it I promise*
I am lil mama here in the locker room. I was born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I attended a private catholic school for both elementary & middle school and a private all girls high school. But of course I was THE rebel lol. I was a teenage mom at 16 to a little boy, skinny. He was the light of my life. He taught me how to be a mom, how to love and care for someone else. I grew up.
After I graduated high school as the most boy crazy, I moved to Las Vegas for college. My first year there, I had my second son, milkshake. *As a side note, skinny and milkshake do have the same dad.* I was in college with 2 kids and no man. Whatever...as long as I had my 2 little guys I was perfect. My 3rd year of college I sent my boys back to Hawaii just the year and a half until I graduated. I think I flew home that year like 15 times. I hated being away from them. That was also the year that milkshake was admitted into the hospital for severe dehydration and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. My world felt like it had come to a stand still. I blamed myself, saying that it was because I sent them to Hawaii. (It took me a very long time to believe that it was not punishment for me sending them back home).
The year I graduated from college, the job I was currently at, offered me an opportunity to train and become a manager at another store in Louisiana. At the time, I had been dating a guy (a little over a year) in the air force that was stationed in Louisiana...the exact same city where this job would be. So I packed up and moved.
To make a long story short, it so didn't work out with the dude, and I decided I didn't want to work for that company anymore. I missed my kids and just wanted to go back home. I was managing a hiphop store when in walked my husband, big daddy. Obviously at the time we both had no idea. When I first saw him, there was just something about him--I mean he basically just blew me off lol. I practically fell all over myself talking to him, basically throwing myself at him. His "I'm the shit" attitude was a real turn on lol. At first it was kinda weird, like I was robbing the cradle because he is 4 years younger than me. But since that day we met, we were and still are inseparable (tear lol). After a couple months of "dating" and sleeping over each others' apartments, we decided to move in together. Shortly after moving in together I got pregnant. What were we gonna do? We knew that we would be great parents together, and said we wouldn't just run off and get married because of it either. Unfortunately, I had miscarried about 3 1/2 months along. It was a devastating experience for the both of us. We helped each other grieve, as he took care of me while I was bed-ridden.
Big daddy decided he wanted to buy a house, and thats what he did. He wanted somewhere big enough for my boys to have somewhere to play and hang out. Shortly after moving in to "our" house, big daddy asked me to marry him. That story itself was hilarious, but I'll post about it another time.
We were married in 2005 and knew right away that we wanted to have a family. A month later I got pregnant and that following summer juju was born. Our first child together. Excema covered, he was still big daddy's pride and joy. He was the light of our lives. Skinny and milkshake moved to Louisiana that same summer. They were more than thrilled with their new baby brother, and step-dad. Life was good. We grew together as a family, enjoying every minute. Life was good. There of course were some things to get used to and we did encounter some issues, but we learned and grew stronger. All the men in my life all under one roof...perfect.
The year, well actually the month juju turned one, I got pregnant again. Didn't realize I was pregnant until I was 3 months along. Since I was on birth control, like I was when I miscarried, we were very hesitant to say anything, for fear of another loss. At about 4 1/2 months we figured we were safe, and let the world know that I was with child (I've always wanted to say that lol). I was so sure our little girl was finally here. Pregnancy was so different this time. I was super excited to see, what people said was like a cheeseburger or 3 "dots" in a triangle, on the ultrasound monitor. When the time came big daddy kinda had it in his head we were having a girl too. Saw the heartbeat, and then there it was. I know it was the hormones but I actually did start crying. A penis. I seen it 3 times before. Big daddy even knew as soon as he seen it. My stanky (also referred to as tank). I knew then that my family was finally complete.
Well there you have it. The locker room doesn't always smell good, and its NEVER quiet. We're definitely not your typical family and we definitely are not perfect. We've got lots of wrinkles and kinks, but hey whatever right? It's not always easy being the only girl, but thats my life and as you can tell...its a shitload of fun!
Monday, October 12, 2009
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I dislike your eyelashes. I realized it when I tripped on peanut butter in a clown suit and I saw you sit on my salt beef bucket. I'm sure you're senile enough to understand that there is no solution to you being a dumbkid. I'm returning your toe ring to you, but i'll keep your glass eye as a memory.
You should also know that I mocked you behind your back constantly and your cucumber fetishism is weird.
Kiss my butt,
LMAO!!! Thanks Jenni, that was super fun. So people get on this and do your own. Then come back and tell me you did so I can read your crazy letter too.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
JUJU: Mommy, what dat mommy?
ME: (Luckily we were at a stop light so I could turn to see what he was referring to)
Thats a cemetary.
JUJU: What dat "cemterrry"?
ME: (Seriously?! Totally at a loss for words...)
When you die, thats where they put you. (I had no idea what to say can you tell?)
JUJU: Oh die.
ME: Do you know what that means? Die?
JUJU: The car and then hit my face, and then hit my leg, and then my face.
ME: Like if you get into a car accident...
(then I'm interrpted)
JUJU: And you DIE (said really loud and low) mommy.
ME: Its like this...when you get old, you eventually will die because (pause-then interrupted again)
JUJU: Cuz you no wake up. Cuz you hit yours face.
JUJU: Mommy...like the movie they crash and he hit his face and he DIE (said loud and low again) Daddy movie the man hit his face then he DIE (again said loud and low lol)
Soooo...no more movie time with daddy. Well at least there's some kind of a basic concept there, right? I've asked big daddy what movie Juju was referring to, and all he could come up with is Transformers. Who knows.
Friday, September 4, 2009
A few weeks back I became involved with Pond's. They sent me a 30-day sample of their wet cleaning towelettes. According to Pond's, these towelettes are more effective at removing dirt and makeup than other leading brands--up to 40% more. I don't wear makeup, but figured it would totally benefit me because of how "dirty" and "oily" and just plain gross my face gets after I work out. Splashing water on my face and then wiping it off with my "gym" towel just wasn't doing anything for my face, besides drying it completely out.
It kinda made me wish I did wear makeup...you know so I could wipe it off. :) So thats what I did. I put on some waterproof mascara and headed to the gym. Oh my word! Throughout my workout I sweated up a storm, as usual, mascara never even ran (great stuff). Headed to the bathroom to clean up and whipped out my cleansing cloths. Take the dirty sweat off my face, it did. Along with my mascara that didn't even run during my workout. No raccoon eyes for me (I know a lot of you out there know what I'm talking about). AWESOME!
Not totally convinced and want to know more? Check out www.ponds.lifestyle.msn.com. where you can read all about it and get information on Pond's Superior Clean money back guarantee. You can even download coupons.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Why do I blog? Simply put-->I love it! Great stress release. And my blog peeps are the best. I know that I am never "the only one" going through something. I love being a part of a "family" that misses hearing about my life when ever I'm away for a day, a week, or even a month. I love how we just all seem to get along and really are there for each other...happy, sad, surprising, and sometimes through devastating circumstances.
My linked in account--> well I haven't really, really done anything with that just yet. I know I want to be able to network with other entrepreneurs and I believe that linked in would be great. I still need to learn more about it.
I was lucky to be a beta tester for this moment. I love the concept of breaking down a key moment in your life, to fill the world in on exactly how you were feeling at that time.
Simply put--why do I social media? Because its fun an addicting! I love how you can connect and relate with so many different people in all aspects of life...young and old, through tragedy and joy, personally or on a business level.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Juju: (silence-eyes directed @ The Lion King on tv)
(Yes I let my son fall asleep while watching tv-not like its an everyday thing-besides, its on a sleep timer for 20 min--shoot me)
Juju: I still watch Lion King mama.
Me: I know, just want to say goodnight & I love you.
Juju: Mama-get out the way. I can't see. Ugghh mama no love. Move please.
Me: Ok (and I give him a kiss on his forward)
I get up to walk out of the room, & turn around to look at him just in time to see him wipe my kiss of his forehead. LOL. Jerk. LOL. I think he's been hanging around big daddy too much.
2 minutes later...
Juju: (yellin) Mama I love you!
I walk to his room and peek in the door. He's turned the dvd player & tv off & is layin facing the wall. My sweet boy. I turn to leave &...
Juju: Goodnight juju.
Me: Goodnight juju.
Juju: (in his excited voice) Ya that's right. Love you.
Um ok. LOL. Strange I know.
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Anyways...so what do I do? My normal regimine does not seem to be decreasing the inflammation or redness. I am soooooooo tempted to try and pop this sucker but omg it already hurts too much as it is. Anyone know any home remedy tricks? Any grandmother tried and tested tricks? My face (and husband cuz I know he's grossed out too) thank you in advance!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I DID NOT dump out 2 laundry baskets full of clean clothes on the floor of the playroom in complete frustration at the never ending laundry in my house. I DID NOT fib (lie) when big daddy came in the room askin what we were doing & I said the little ones were helping sort the "dirty" laundy into piles of colors. (They were sooo helpful too)
Every monday is Not Me monday (thanks 2 MckMama). If you've ever wanted 2 join in the fun, JUST DO IT! Super fun!
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
Monday, July 27, 2009
You have touched so many. Me included. My family prays for you swift change towards the better. Your little fighting spirit has lifted me as you've grown each day. I thank you for re-teaching me the meaning of courage & hope & patience...things that seem to get lost admidst everyday life. We love you little man!
Always praying & smiling for you blue eyes,
the Johnson Ohana
Friday, July 24, 2009
Now back to the 15 minutes dedicated to abs. Lauren, who I've fondly nicknamed the ab nazi, is CRAZY! 15 minutes people and my abs are screaming! Now if she were to read this she would love the fact that I call her the ab nazi. She knows she is. After a workout with her, muscles I never knew I had, hurt. LOL! She's like a machine. But here it is Saturday...2 days after my turbo kick class...and I can barely move. I can barely laugh. Everything is tight and throbbing. The elevator wasn't working when I came into work this afternoon. So that means I had 2 walk up 2 flights of stairs. Granted its not a long 2 flights or anything...the point is I still hurt. Lifting each foot, bending each knee, brought back visions of turbo kick and the ab nazi. We're always cracking jokes and I can barely laugh.
But here's to you ab nazi...at the end of the day, your kicking, punching, over-zealous ways, will put me in prime shape! (well you and P90x) Goodbye baby belly hello hot mama belly...wait no belly...just a ripped up waistline!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The time finally came...everything else was washed and there was a wine glass, 2 glass cups, and 3 sippy cups that needed to be washed. Here we go. I looked into the sink and almost just drained the water...it was gross. The water and bubbles were tinged red with marinara sauce. Small food particles were floating around. EEWWWWW!!!!! In goes the wine glass...I couldn't believe I was washing this glass with red water and red bubbles. Now here was the test. I moved the glass to the other side of the sink, turned on the water, and rinsed the glass. OMG!!!! I could not believe my eyes or what I was feeling! The glass looked amazing! Like it was the first thing I washed! WOW! I just held the glass up staring at it. I held it up to the light in every direction possible. It felt like I was inspecting a diamond for flaws (not that I know how to inspect one or anything).
Dawn, you are amazing! You are very true to your word.
I totally recommend Dawn dish soap! And besides its amazing cleaning power, you don't have to use a lot of it. Just when all the bubbles are going away, and you think you have to add more soap...just add a little bit of water, and all the bubbles come right back!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
JUJU: WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH (not exactly sure how to put his cry into words...just thing irritating buzzer sound at that irking pitch that doesn't seem to stop) My knee!
ME: What happened?
JUJU: Daddy trip me.
ME: Why did you trip him?
BIG DADDY: Well I didn't think he was gonna fall like that.
ME: Ugghhh. Juju are you ok?
JUJU: I don't know. (still sobbing) It hurt.
ME: You'll be alright its not broken.
JUJU: Uh-huh. Its broke.
ME: How do you know that? Let me see.
JUJU: No don't touch it. It hurt. It broken.
ME: Well if I can't look at it, I can't see whats wrong with it.
JUJU: Mama just stop talking and kiss to not broken it.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
College wasn't any easier especially when boy #2 came along. WOW. I had to live life as a single parent to now 2 boys...2. Full class load, preschool, daycare, night job. Where did all the time go?
But I would never have changed any of that for anything in the world. My days of single parenthood to 2 has morphed into happily married life to 4 of the most beautiful boys ever! I never thought that I would ever be able to balance my roles as mom, wife, and co-bread winner. But day after day it just gets easier and easier.
Balance is what its all about. But what happens when there's never enough "me time?" Is it selfish to want time to yourself? HELL NO! My balancing act still tilts to one side more than the other. But I'm lucky to have a loving husband that helps me pick up the side thats weighing me down (when he takes notice that is).
So here's the low down....
You are never too busy. I know it sounds ridiculous, but its the truth. Life is a gift. Motherhood is a gift. Remember, your spouse chose YOU. We all get lost in day to day stuff. I always do. Remember the key to "balancing" it all, is this: take 2 minutes...close your eyes and breathe deep...because here comes your one year old trying to run around the corner to see why you're so quiet! LOL!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I'll keep y'all updated on our progress and even post some pictures of what i've done so far.
I hope more of you will get inspired too. Please comment and share your ideas too!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So I know this going completely to the left but...is anyone out there as excited as I am about the palm pre making its debut in a couple days? I am a self proclaimed palm treo junkie! I don't know how I ever owned a phone that wasn't a palm. Funny thing is, I only just got my first palm phone like at the end of last year...well I actually think it was the beginning of this year. But needless to say, I am hooked..I'm a believer lol! I have asked big daddy for the pre, and am hoping to get it for christmas. You know you can't get the first generation of ANY new cel phone. Gotta give it some time for all the kinks to be worked out. But I do plan to make a trip out to my sprint store that I always go to, to get a "hands on", love at first sight, real live, obsessed based "feel" of the phone.
But it is almost midnight here and I think I've rambled on enough for the day/night. I'll be back with y'all tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
P.S. Doesn't princess Fiona's dress compliment her ogre-ish figure? (I'm currently watching Shrek 2 with juju)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
2. If you could be on any non-reality TV show as a guest star or star, which one would it be and why?
3. Do you crack your knuckles?
4. If you remember your first day of kindergarten, were you scared or excited? If you have kids or grandkids, were they scared or excited?
5. If you are in the shower, hear the fire alarm going off and smell smoke/see flames, will you just run out of the house with a towel on or grab some clothes & dress as you run out?
6. Last week the Thursday Thunkers asked about your Daddy (twice), so this week tell us a little about your Mom.
7. Which search engine do you use most often?
8. Did you participate in Earth Hour?
9. What was the last new-to-you movie you watched? Was it in the theater or on DVD? Was it good?
10. If you do something embarrassing, do you laugh it off, or sit & worry about it?
11. Where is your favorite spot in your home to sit & relax?
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
1. Do you prefer to write with pen or pencil?
I like writing with a fine tip black pen. so much so, that I buy a pack 5 at a time.
2. What was off limits to you growing up that you do all the time now?
Long showers....its my only free time to myself these days....and boy do I take advantage every chance I get. Talking on the phone past 9pm...LOL
3. What is the age difference between you and your spouse?
4 years....and I'M the older one.
4. Did you hurt yourself in anyway this week?
Hell ya...I totally was TOOOOOOOO into texting and was trying to open the door to get into my job yesterday and totally let the heavy ass door close on my little ass body. DAMN! I have this huge bruise down my left arm and on my left knee.
5. Do you like wallpaper enough to hang it in your home?
6. What do you need to do that you've been putting off?
Sending out our first family picture that we took the day after christmas. Whatever....I'll just send one a day until everyone has gotten one...I'm lazy.
7. What did you do this week that you wish you hadn't?
8. Did anything keep you up late this week?
Just big daddy! (LOL) And a semi feverish 11 month old who's getting over an ear infection. And "For the Love of Ray J."