Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Welcome Back to Me!

Wow! I have seriously disappeared off the blogging world. Honestly I had a lot going on. I am not even sure where to start. Let start with what I know you want to hear about, Pickle. We have been working on getting our Pickle into pre-k. Although this should be an easy process, in our case not so much. As you know he has been working with ECI on his speech delay. He is getting better, but he will lose his services when he turns three. In order to transfer him into the special needs pre-k, he was required to pass a vision and hearing screening, and have a autism screening. He will also have to be evaluated by the school as well. As our luck would have it, he failed the vision & hearing. He did pass the autism screen, and has yet to have the school evaluation. He will have that on the 20th. The vision issues are easily corrected. Unfortunately he would not sit still to have the prescription settled. Also he is non-verbal, so most traditional methods were not working. The doctor told us to come back in a year and we can go from there. So we will wait a year. T he hearing issue, is one that we could not put off. Since little man is non-verbal, this could be key. He has been tested in the past and always past. We are unsure why he did not pass this time too. Because of this, the doctors want to do a sedated ABR test. We have this set for the 5th. We are hoping he failed the test due to being an stubborn toddler. That is what this test will tell us. The good news is, if he does have a hearing issue, it may explain a lot, and we will be able to know how to help him out. All of this has required a lot of appointments for little man. He also had to get a well check before they will do these tests so he had that one top of it too. So life has been busy, and that is just the start of the process.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Getting Healthy

Can someone tell me why it cost so much to join a gym and to get healthy? I just don't understand it.

I need to lose 100+ pounds. I need to badly. I know I do. The thing is I need help. I don't know the first thing about where to start. My first thought was join a gym. I thought that was a great place to start. I could talk to a trainer, they can show me what I need to do and how to do it properly. Many trainers also offer advice on nutrition.

Well that idea went out the window, really fast 40.00 a month just for the gym! Not including the trainer. NOPE

Then I thought about Jenny.Craig, Weight Watcher, and the like. Wow, those cost a butt load too.

This is a girl who doesn't have a extra 11 dollars a month, never mind 40. I thought I could stretch the budget and figure something out. I need to. I need to get healthy.

Can someone tell me why being fat is cheaper?

Thursday, June 6, 2013


You know I need a car.. Well M Needs a car.

Now this is not a new idea. It is a idea that has floated around for sometime. It is not easy being a one car household. It has only floated because we just can't afford it. Now as our little is started to grown and wanting to expand out of our home, it is becoming increasing apparent that M needs a way around.

My most worrisome part is that our Pickle is auditioning for the special needs preschool this month. If he gets in, they we will really NEED that car. Yes he can get the bus back and forth from the school, however what happens if he gets sick. Someone is going to have to get him. I work a hour from our home.

What's a girl to do? I know a lot of people are thinking to get a car loan, or buy something cheap. Well you need money to pay the loan or buy something cheap. Remember you are talking to the girl who struggles to get the peanut butter.

Someone buy me a car… Yes I asked… Yes my pride is shot…. But I had to try……… Insert super embarrassed face here.

Because you made it this long… I give you pictures!!! Whoo Hooo. Yes I know he is super super cute. I am also biased as I am the mother of said child. But I will take you sweet comments on this cuteness anyway.

Monday, May 27, 2013

A toddler at play......

One of my favorite things to do it watch my little man play. There is nothing more precious then watching a little tyke run around and play and the things they come up with. Let me tell you.
Most recently Pickle has started running laps. Not just a typical run, this kid is out to win the toddler Olympics. He runs from our back sliding glass door to the kitchen around the island and back again. He does this for a good solid hour or so. Stopping only for the occasional distraction.
I watch as the smile plays upon his face, it tears at my heart strings a bit, because I know that he will only play like this for so long, then it will be about sports, video games, and big boy toys. He will grow up so fast on me and there is nothing I can do to stop it. I wish I could keep him small forever, but then I wouldn't have more wonderful things to look forward to.

Some of my favorite pictures from this past weekend. Little Man has falling in love with M's childhood friend, Smokin Joe Panda. Ugly as sin, but Daddy and son seem to love him. Little Man has also started to have a I-Pad addiction. We have now started to have some Big Boy rules, about how much time he gets on it and the television. Lately he only stays still with the I-Pad. it seems that is the only time I can get pictures of him.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A letter to my son

Dear Pickle,

I love you with all my heart. You are the greatest thing in my life and I will cherish all the time we spend together. But if you dont knock off this tude you have today we won't be spending much more time together. You will however discover how much you love a time out.
Seriously kid knock it off!
Love always,

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I have no title

Well it is true. I have no title for this blog post. I am not entirely sure where this post is going to go either. Great you say, sure, then I shall carry on.

Oh I know. I am going to blog about blogging. I am technically a blogger, i will fully admit I am a terrible blogger. I and not too funny, I am not a speller, and I sure in hell don't have anything important to say. So maybe I am not a blogger. Maybe I am just someone who writes things down so she doesnt' forget. Kinda of like a grocery store list.

Where was I going with this again? oh Blogging... I love blogs, I love the stories I read. I don't feel alone when I read your stories. I read the stories of how you kid hit you with vomit on the car ride home, or how your son's baseball bat discovered it liked your cheek, and I realize I am not alone! That happened to me too! At that moment I don't feel like a bad parent anymore.

So Thank you bloggers, for making me realize that CPS might not be at my door step in the near future.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wife Fail

This is a actually IM chain from work today with MB...

Me -
So I am making a list of things I need to get done this weekend since M's Grandma is coming on thurs.... I just wrote down something that as I look at the words I think it is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen... Buy Broom.... what 31 year old wife and mother doesn't already own a freaking broom... WifeFail
LMAO!!! Too funny! I am surprised you don't have one!!
we did a few years ago, but I ran it over with the car, and we just never replaced it. and yes I did say I ran it over with the car
Welcome to my world ladies & gentlemen.