Wednesday, November 28, 2007

America's Most Hated Family

If you do a search for "America's most hated fmaily" you will most definitely come across the biggest whack jobs ever! Now I believe in God. I don't go to church, I do pray. I'm not judgemental (usually) on other people's belief's. But this family...they picket the funerals of soldiers with signs that say "Thank God for 9/11" or "God uses Terrorists." I can't believe there are really people out there that believe this stuff. And it's not really the one's a small church. However, it's the daughter of the "preacher" and her 11 children that do the picketing. And her younger children when questioned about their use of "fag" didn't even understand what they were referencing to. One child when prompted by the journalist said the Swedish were included in their picketing. They insult people that question them. The kids have no friends in school because they tell all their peers they're going to hell. One insists she'll never get married because her main priority is serving God. Now I know there are nuns that do that. But this girl was just different about it. From what I've learned, nuns consider it a calling. This girl considers it a sin to "seek" a husband. It's just weird all around. Yet I can't seem to turn off the tv and go to bed.

Oh and the pastor, when asked how many children he had, evaded the question. Insisted the journalist was wasting oxygen. Makes you wonder if there is polygamy invilved.

Like I said, I'm not anti-religious by any means. But these people tend to make me want to stay away from church and any type of organized religion.

Honestly, after watching this program, I'm convinced this family is so out there, they're anti-America. They have picket signs that say "God Hates America" for crying out loud!!! They truly believe that God is the reason for 9/11, that America, as sinners, deserved it. That our soldiers out there fighting for our country, deserve to die because they're all sinners. This is from the Westboro Baptist Church. According to them, everyone but their church members are going to hell.

I'm still shaking my head in disbelief. I'm watching this on one of the Discovery channels. Next time, I'll just avoid the program.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I need a vacation! I'm being pulled in so many directions. With Christmas coming up, I have to find gifts for the kids. I'm trying to deep clean the apartment. By that, I mean, going through all clothes and toys and getting rid of what's not worn or played with. We decided to switch the rooms again. Moved Jay and Justin back together and set up the bunk beds. Ok I did that by myself today. I didn't lift the top bunk by myself, I'm not that strong. LOL I got one of the maintenance guys to help me when I saw him driving by in the golf cart.

Ok so I spent all day doing laundry and rearranging rooms. I had Jackson's crib converted to a toddler bed, but changed it until we move the tv out of their room. I don't want him to pull it down on top of him. Aside from the tv, I almost have Jackson and Korinne's room finished. I have to finish going through her clothes and then go through the toys in the closet. Next comes the boys' room. Going through all of their clothes. There's no toys in there, so that's one less thing to do.

I already went through Jackson's toys and have 4 people from Freecycle coming tomorrow to pick stuff up. I have a large container of toys that I think I'm going to cut in half and donate to MUSC. No need to go through his clothes though, he hasn't changed sizes in a year! Though I do have to go through all the clothes that were given to him that won't fit him for a couple of years.

Now let's add in basketball practices for Justin that started tonight. Korinne's cheerleading practices should start soon as well. I'm still working, though I have an easy week this week, only 3 days. However, one of the office people wants to start training me for office work this week, learning how to audit tills and do overrides and all that. No pressure there.

Oh and then there's the online course I'm supposed to be taking to get my insurance license back. He wants me to have it before the end of the year. Then I'll start training on working from home before I start actually working from home. I'll keep my job at the store though.

At some point I'm going to snap. I have got to clear my head. I have to remind myself that this won't last. It's only a month right? LOL It won't last. I know this. ::::::::breathing deeply::::::::::

Wow that was therapeutic! LOL

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I really hate shopping!

Today, I went shopping...not for Christmas. But because Jackson needed clothes. He's still in size 12 month clothing and I couldn't find anyone to donate upper or lower hand clothes to him. My nephew Christopher turned a year old in April, and while he's a chunky monkey, he can stillwear 12 mos clothes.

So today I went to Once Upon A Child and browsed through lots of clothes just to find things that would fit him that weren't the same price as buying brand new. That was a nightmare!

So if any of my friends have any clothes in size 12 months, maybe 18 months that their babies can no longer wear, please help me out. I would so appreciate it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Was I this immature?

I have this neighbor, she's 18. She lives with her boyfriend, brother and two other guys. One of the guys, A, I'm convinced wants to be with her even though he's on and off with the mother of his baby. J (my neighbor) and A work together. Her brother doesn't have a job, her boyfriend, F, just started a job and the other guy is rarely there, so I'm not sure if he has a job.

Well J tends to confide in me (as does A.) J came over today and said she'd taken a pregnancy test...3. Two were positive, one was negative. She went to her gyno yesterday and the test was positive, but they were unable to detect anything on an ultrasound.

So this afternoon, she rode with me to get my paycheck and I bought her a pregnancy test and had her take it. It came back negative. Now I've had some false positives in my past experiences, so I wasn't surprised either way.

She told me that F said if she was pregnant, they could give the baby to his parents and the baby would never know otherwise. This tells me, that even though he's adult enough to play, he's not adult enough to be responsible. I was completely appalled by this. That's the mom and adult in me. She said she would never get an abortion and when I brought up adoption, she asked if we wanted the baby. It was said so nonchallantly that I was taken aback. I said, I would gladly adopt, but that we couldn't afford it. I informed her that there were so many couples out there that cannot have children and wanting to adopt.

Given their attitudes and ages, I pray the test she took today is true and she learns something about birth control from this.

I became pregnant with Jay when I was 19. I was told I would not be able to have children due to PID. So it was quite a surprise when I learned I was pregnant. Never once did I think of any option other than having him. I was even willing to do it by myself. But I was not going to just give up. And abortion was NEVER an option. I just don't understand young people anymore. Things that are so important seem so blase' to them.

Happy Thanksgiving...and more

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

We're cooking up a feast. Turkey, chicken, maybe some ham, homemade mac and cheese, homemade mashed taters, some veggies, rolls and a couple of pies. It's gonna be just us, though my sister and her family will stop by so she can get her fix of homemade mac and cheese. I invited one of my boss's cause her family is scattered this year.

Black Friday. I don't venture into any stores on this day. However, I may break that rule this year when I saw that Walmart has 20" bikes for $29. The boys need new bikes so I may venture out that day just for bikes. And hope I come home without an arrest warrant or looking like I've been in a barroom brawl. LOL Wish me luck. LOL

Monday, November 19, 2007

This is why I don't do drugs. LOL

Illegal or otherwise. This morning I woke up in horrible pain. Horrible cramps that come once a month. It was hard to do my chores. So I decided to take a lortab leftover from last month when my wisdom tooth was inflamed. I knew that even though I had to work tonight that the effects would be worn off by then.

So I take this pill and go on with laundry, cleaning the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and hall bathroom. I also measured the two bedrooms the kids are in as well as their beds and dressers. (We're about to move the two older ones back together and set up the bunk beds.) I was flying high, all woozy, cleaning like crazy. LOL At the same time painting with Korinne and coloring with Jackson.

Lunchtime comes around bringing naptime. Jimmy comes and goes on his lunch break. I put Jackson down for his nap and Korinne and I head to my bed. I slept so weird that I was dreaming that I was still awake and getting frustrated that I couldn't nap. LOL And talk about some really weird dreams! LOL When I woke up from my nap, I actually felt refreshed with no cramps.

So while my home looked great for a few hours, I think I'll pass on the drugs. LOL


While checking my AOL mail, I came across this article. It lists North Charleston as the 7th most dangerous city in the US. I never liked living in North Chuck. NEVER! I'm so glad I moved us from there. I know we're only 15 minutes away, but still. I think I wanna move outta state now. LOL

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Some random pics...

This is a picture of Korinne eating her birthday cake.
The other night while getting ready for work, Jimmy yelled for me to look out the window. After doing so, I grabbed my camera and ran outside snapping the whole time. Another night a few days ago while I was at work, Jimmy took this pic using my camera. Can you see the beautiful butterfly?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Does this catch me up? LOL

Ok I know it doesn't. But there are 30 days in November, so maybe posting 30 posts will help me sorta reach my goal. LOL

Jackson has been talking a lot more since he's been in speech therapy. This week, I taught him how to say 'I love you more' and 'I love you the most.' He says, "I luh you Mo." and "I luh you mos." So cute! Because he's in Babynet for speech therapy, he automatically qualifies for school next year. A couple hours a day each day. I am so not ready for that! Korinne starts kindergarten next year. I thought I'd for sure have Jackson home at least two more years! All to myself!

I know it'll help him more. I've just enjoyed having my children home with me. I wanted to be able to enjoy Jackson with me. Sounds stupid since he'll only be gone for a couple of hours. But those are two hours I'll miss of him before I legally have to send him to school, or homeschool if I chose.

Why does time go by so fast? Or seem to?

Time for a toddler bed...

Well it looks like it's time for Jackson to move from the crib to a toddler bed. He managed to climb out of his crib and opened his door today after his nap. I was napping too. LOL I woke up as he was running down the hall yelling, " 'Ello, Mama!" So it looks like I'll be looking into a toddler bed, as well as better gates to block him from the kitchen and living room. That way when he gets up, he's stuck in the hallway or coming into my room. (We have the childproof thingies on the doors so he can't go into any rooms.) I need to find gates we can attach to the walls so they can't be knocked or pulled down. He's mastered the gates we have now by pulling them. LOL Any idea where I can find some of those gates that won't cost me an arm and a leg? LOL

Bad me!

Well there goes my goal of posting every day this month. LOL I've been so busy that I haven't been able to get online. That's evident by my full email boxes. LOL

I started an online course today to get my insurance license again, so I can work from home. Since I have experience in automobile insurance, it's really just a refresher course. I'm sure I'll be able to get my license back with no problems. But trying to take a course during the day (since I work at night) with Korinne and Jackson home is a little tricky. LOL

Sunday, November 11, 2007

So sad...

Jimmy goes back to work tomorrow. I'm so sad! I've loved him being home the past two weeks. I've become spoiled by it. Spending so much time with him. I really need to win the lottery so he wouldn't have to work. He could just do side jobs at whatever home I would buy. LOL

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friends of Bob and Tom...

was friggen awesome! I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. LOL We were in row B. It was awesome being that close. Jimmy bought me a shirt that says "Say it to my face" and underneath "Donnie Baker." He signed the back with my name and wrote "Nice booty (arrow pointing down). Was here. I swear to God I was." And signed his name. You'd have to know who Donnie Baker is to get the joke. LOL

Suffice it to say, Jimmy and I had an excellent time. Well worth the wait since I bought the tickets in August. LOL

Of course, the other comedians were just as funny. We'd seen Drew Hastings when he was here last year. But there were new ones this year. Chick McGee was here again. He's one of the DJs on the Bob and Tom Show. There was also Greg Warren (Flute Man Greg!), Larry Reeb and Tim Wilson. All hilarious in different ways.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy Birthday, Justin!

My Justin turned 7 today. I baked him some cupcakes and took them to school during his lunch period. Korinne had lunch with him and I sat with him. His teacher gave him a pin that said "Happy Birthday." One of his classmates didn't want her cupcake, so Justin gave it to another teacher whose birthday was also today. Wasn't that sweet?

After Korinne and I left there, we went to Jimmy's work to pick up his paychecks, returned home so he could sign them, then I went off to run errands. Before I went to work, I signed Justin up for basketball and Korinne for cheerleading through City of Charleston/St. Andrews. They get to keep their uniforms. I can't wait to send out pics of Justin in his basketball jersey and Korinne in her little cheerleading uniform. They're going to be so cute!

I had to be at work tonight at 6:30. Was supposed to work until 11, but there were two of us on schedule until 11. Even though the other woman was there a lot earlier than me, she let me go home since I have to be back at 7am.

Tomorrow, after work, I might be able to squeeze in some grocery shopping before I pick up my mother. She's spending the night and babysitting while Jimmy and I go see the Friends of Bob and Tom. I cannot wait! I'll share that show tomorrow night. :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I have the most wonderful husband!

I really do. Here he is out of work for his knee and has been spoiling me! I love him. He's my lobster. :)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This and That.

I got my first official paycheck today. (Well I got one two weeks ago, but it was only for $24. LOL) I was so excited because I had to put $120 in Jimmy's bank for the van payment. That would have left us with about ten bucks in the bank. So getting my check today was a huge help. It was only a couple hundred for part time. But still a huge help.

To top off the day, we cooked our japanese food. Jimmy's co-worker came over to eat. He made the white sauce and ginger sauce, as well as mustard sauce. I love ginger sauce! Jimmy loves the white sauce. He also brought over and cooked the shrimp. I made the fried rice and sauteed some shrooms and zucchini. Jimmy cooked teriyaki steak. We also made the soup they serve at the restaurant. The only thing missing was the salad. But that's ok. The meal was so damn good! It turned out so good, if I hadn't been there cooking it, I'd have thought we brought it home from an actual japanese restaurant. Besides the salad, all that was missing was the little show those cooks do while cooking. LOL

Tomorrow, Friday and Monday, all the 2nd graders are being tested for the gifted and talented program. I don't know what more they need from Justin. They did bump him up to second grade after the third week of school. If that's not gifted and talented, I don't know what is. LOL Either way, wish him well. :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

12 Years ago today

I gave birth to my first baby. I was 20 years old. We were scheduled to be induced so went to the hospital at 7:am. By 8:30, I was all hooked up and the pitocin was dripping. At 11:45am, the nurse came in and asked if I was feeling the contractions. I wasn't. Jimmy and I had been joking around and watching tv. She upped the dosage of the pitocin and my water broke. Of course, then I started feeling the contractions. And oh were they painful! At 12:27pm, after three healthy pushes, my beautiful baby boy was born. Matlock was on the tv. LOL I had no drugs to help with the pain. Well at least not until afterwards. LOL

Now I have a 12 year old adolescent with a major attitude problem on the verge of puberty. Heaven help me! LOL

Monday, November 05, 2007 Justin

I came home from work tonight and Jimmy hands me a piece of paper. It's a short story Justin wrote with a picture underneath. Here's the story...

First, they went to the beach. One of the people that were skatting (Skiing?) on the water. She got took down by a shark. The shark bit her on the leg. The people found her. Her leg was off. After that they took her to her Dr. Then they announced everybody get out of the water. But one persen stayed in. And the he got bit him everywhere and before he dide he said, "OWWWWWWWWWWW!"

He'll be 7 on Friday. LOL His handwriting is wonderful, by the way. I wrote it word for word, without correcting his spelling. LOL

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Good food

Jimmy and I love to cook, alone or together. I enjoy perusing websites for new recipes. Today, we cooked a whole chicken in one of those Reynold's oven bags. I stuffed the chicken with onions and garlic. Then I sewed the ass shut. LOL I threw some mushrooms in the bag. Stuck it in the oven and roasted it. Jimmy made bacon-scallion mashed potatoes. He had peas and I had lima beans. It was delish!

Jimmy's got some steaks marinating for us to cook tomorrow. They smell yummy! LOL

Today was a beautiful day. Such nice weather, I had to put on shorts. Though I'm back in sweat pants now since the temperature dropped. I don't do cold weather very well. LOL

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Since I've been working evenings, Jimmy and I have been planning our meals each night. This coming Wednesday, I'm off so we're doing Japanese night. We're going to have filet mignon and shrimp with fried rice, sauteed shrooms and zucchini and the soup they serve. A friend of ours got the recipes for the white sauce and ginger sauce from the main chef at Kyoto's. So we'll be using those. I cannot wait! I LOVE Japanese. And if I can make the stuff at a fraction of the cost, it's even better!


I already missed a day! I was planning on posting every day this month. Guess I'll have to post twice today. LOL

Anyway, Jimmy had his follow up Friday. All is going well so far. I do have him home another week! YAY! He even got up the nerve to go grocery shopping with me today. So we loaded up all the kids and off we went. Now he truly understands why I usually only take Jackson and Justin with me. Those are the two that give me the least amount of trouble. LOL

We came home and he grilled us some burgers that were delish. We had fries and onion rings with them. Then we played some Yahtzee and Rummy. I so love having him home. :)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Jimmy's knee

Is doing much better. He had surgery on Monday. We were on our way home by 9am. He laid on the couch all day and in the past few days has been doing much better. He has an appointment in the morning for a follow up.

I admit, I've enjoyed having him home this week. I'm going to miss him so much when he goes back to work. :( I hope I have him home for at least another week. LOL