Sunday, November 2, 2008

2 More Quirks

Jason said I had to edit my quirks or at LEAST add these 2. He said he thinks these 2 are my biggest quirks. (And I have to admit, I think he is right.)

1. Candy. Treats. I LOVE IT. I can it anytime of day or night. I have eaten more of my kids Halloween candy then they have, put together.

2. Chewing with your mouth open. It drives me insane. And I know it runs in my family. Jason and I have been out with people when I will have to get up and leave the table for a minute so I can get away before I claw out someones eyes.

Okay, no more quirks, other than that I am perfect.... HAHA


Jason brought home a copy of something hanging from one of the guys desks at work. I think it is hilarious. I am going to copy it word for word. I didn't write any of this.

We always hear "THE RULES" from the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note... They are all numbered '1' on purpose!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work a toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports, it's like the full moon, or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one! Subtle hints do not work. Strong hints do not work. Obvious hints do not work. Just say it!

1. Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. NOT BOTH. If you already know how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions, neither do we.

1. All men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is a fruit; we have NO idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing', we will act like nothing is wrong.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape.

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know I have to sleep on the couch tonight; but did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

We didn't get the girls for Halloween this year. So here are some picture from our Trunk or Treat, and the Halloween parties at the school. Rylee was Alice in Wonderland, Lexi was a High School Musical cheerleader, and Da Whitters was Boo from Monsters Inc., and Jason.... there is just no excuse for him.

Whitney carried around a little stuffed Sully animal, too. But of course he didn't make it into any of the pictures.

Even Whitters doesn't know what to think!

Happy Halloween!!

My 6 Quirks

Tagged to share six of my quirks:

1. I hate having a messy house. Poor Whitney is always having to get her toys back out because I put them away as she is playing with them. I am also having to learn how to let the house be messy and play games with the girls. Soon they won't be there to play with.

2. I am not a phone talker. I am terrible about calling and checking in with people, and returning phone calls. I don't like to talk on the phone for long periods of time either.

3. I can't procrastinate. If I get an assignment, or have a project to do, I have to get it done asap. Even if it's not for several weeks. I have to do, or get it prepared right away, or it stresses me out.

4. I am a better person if I sleep until 8 am. Even if I go to bed early. 8 am is a magic number for me.

5. I hate doing yard work. I hate having dirt under my nails.

6. I always wear eyeliner and mascara. Anywhere, anytime. I don't even like Jason to see me without it. I feel like my eyes disappear without it. I know SHALLOW.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lexi's Glasses

About two weeks ago a got a letter in the mail from the school saying that Lexi needed to go have her vision tested by an optometrist. As I am reading this I stop dead in the sidewalk, "Is that why Lex is always standing right in front of the TV?". I rush right in the house straight to her room, and ask her. She tells me, "When I sit with you on the couch I can't see." The guilt sets in. I have always assumed she was just being a turd and standing in everyones way.

When I talked to a few people they tell me the diagnosis isn't that bad. ( the schools)

We got to our eye appointment at 5:40, we left at 7:30. Two hours later I have learned that Lexi doesn't even use her left eye. She doesn't see out of it. She is NOT blind, she has just stopped using it. And her right eye is farsighted. I am told that if we don't get this fixed and her eye working right away, she will develop Lazy Eye, and never use the eye. More guilt. When she was doing the eye chart she couldn't even she the gigantic E at the top. It is also explained to me that this means she has no peripheral vision. The doctor said that if you take her to a 3-D movie she wouldn't get it , because the objects won't pop out at her. When she is playing soccer she can't tell if the ball/players are coming towards her or away from her. Wow no wonder she hates soccer.
She has to wear her glasses full time, and in 4-6 weeks if her eye isn't working we will do patching.

So two hours later we bought glasses. A week later this is our result.

She loves her new glasses and is adjusting very quickly. So the guilt is mildly going away. We still are going to an Ophthalmologist on the 27th to make sure we are doing everything we can/would/should.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rylee's Mom

I have been told a few times recently that people don't know who Rylee's mom is. This is a great picture of her and Rylee that we just framed for Rylee's room.

I love this picture. It is so good of both of them. When I look at it I am amazed at how much Rylee is a mini of her mom. I just met Jodi's dad for the first time, and after three years it is so nice to have a face for a name. I hope you all feel that way too. Now when we see all of you and we are missing someone, you will know who she is with!

We get along very well, it is not your typical mom-stepmom-ex's situation. I think Jodi and I talk more than Jodi and Jason talk. It is fun to see where some of Rylee's manorisms come from. Jodi and I always seem to have plenty to chat about, too. She is also a great reader so I am always drilling her for a new book to read. I have really enjoyed Jodi and I's relationship. And I know I am lucky to have it this way!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

8 Hour Kits

I went to a relief society tonight on emergency preparedness. One of the teachers had a great idea that I wanted to share. We all know about food storage and 72 hour kits. This woman had the great idea of 8 hour kits. This is mostly aimed at school aged kids, but I think it is great for people that go to an office regularly, and I am even going to put one in my glove compartment.

It is a mini 72 hour kit. It is a quart sized zip lock bag, filled with jerky, trail mix, a protein bar, and a family contact. And make it age, or person appropriate, instead of jerky I am going to put the bigger size of fruit snacks, for my girls. The idea is that in an emergency all schools go into lock down (at least in the Salt Lake area). Your kids, or you, might not be able to get food for several hours. The family contact is a phone number of someone out of your area that your kids can call, and "check in" with because with most disasters phones go down. For example my contact is going to my sister in Denver. This way I will get in touch with her, and leave her instructions for my kids. Then my kids, and Jason can call my sister and we will be able to know when, where, how to get back together. (I know that you are supposed to have meeting spots, and passwords. But this is just one more way to touch base and keep in touch with you family.)

I thought this was a great idea. For a situation that might call for the use of a pack like this, you can never be too prepared.