Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
And then you just wish you could rewind to that morning and separate these shirts from each other before starting a load of laundry.
Well, it's been one of those days for me. It started out crappy---as in, I had to call the DES office and then they told me to come down to the office to talk to a supervisor and when I got there the front office refused to let me see a supervisor so I cried all the way home and then called them back later to explain my situation more and the girl apparently couldnt handle my tone of voice so she transferred me to the supervisor whom I had to leave a 10 minute message for, crying the whole time mind you, and she never returned my call. "sigh" (World's Longest Run-on Sentence Award!).
After that, I had a headache all afternoon from crying all morning and I was loved so much by very wonderful friends and I thought, "Hey, this day is only going to get better." but I was wrong. It was still a stressful afternoon.
But today needed to end on a positive note so I decided to be productive and look at life from a different perspective, just like these silly kids have taught me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Let's start with Day 1. I would organize our house. Throw away crap, donate stuff we don't use, and organize the rest...all after deep cleaning shelves and floors. Oh how good it sounds to be able to clean with no little hands undoing my work behind me.
Day 2 I would finish anything left from Day 1...after sleeping in. I would decorate the house and rearrange furniture and bedrooms as I've planned to do for quite some time.
Day 3 I would craft. Maybe go to lunch with a friend. And then craft. And blog. And watch some chick flicks.
All 3 days, I would sit down and eat meals at regular times. I would exercise every day. I would shower and do my hair.
And yes, I love every minute that I get to spend with my children. And I love every second I get to spend with my husband. Honestly, I'm sure I'd really start missing them after just a day of being away from them. I dont know how I'd last 3 whole days.
Jen, you ask a very dreamful question here. I'm sure mine will stay a dream for a long while until our lives calm down a bit. Thanks for the link!
And that's how Suze sees it.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This beauty that Boss captured yesterday.
My best friend, Leyla's, birthday and also my mom's birthday! For Leyla's, we celebrated with lunch at Joe's Farm Grill...Yum!
Oh that silly brother and dad of mine. They were trying to mimick each other's "angry" faces but my brother was laughing too hard to even try.
Friday, March 18, 2011
First of all, I already blogged today. :)
Second of all, I have something much more important to talk about.
My husband's sister, Juli, is doing a blanket drive for the people of Japan and I am trying to help spread the word!
You can go to her blog to contact her and help out or just leave me a comment and I can make sure to get in touch with her for you.
If you didnt already know, my husband served a mission for our church in Sendai, Japan and the areas surrounding, which is the part of Japan that was hit the worst. He was there for two years, serving and teaching those people and he came to love so many of them. The devastation that has hit Japan has really made an impact on him. He was immediately trying to call/email/Facebook the families and friends that he has in Japan to make sure they were ok (and he is constantly watching news coverage and online footage of the earthquake/tsunami).
One of his friends emailed him back after a day or two, letting us know that his family was ok but that their house was destroyed.
Think about if that were you.
Obviously, the most important thing was that their family was safe, unlike thousands of others. But where do they go from here? They have no home to go back to.
These blankets will really help those families who have lost so much.
If you can help, please contact Juli or let me know. Every dollar, piece of fabric, line of thread, etc helps.
Thank you so much.
And that's how Suze sees it.
That was me last night/this morning.
When the sun peeked through the mountains at 6am, I got out of bed because I no longer wanted to be asleep.
That's how crappy of a dream I was having.
But dont worry, Jen @ Denton Sanatorium saved my life. Really. Thanks for being there, Jen. :)Glad I could have a dream with you in it, even though I dont know what your voice or any of your family's voices sound like. And sorry for putting your kids in danger.
Even though you took me under your wing from the bad guys, your husband actually fought them off and saved all of our lives. ha! So thank him for me, will ya? :)
On a completely unrelated note to my scary dream, life has been relaxing on this wonderful spring break week. I didnt realize how much my husband was at school until we have had him home with us all week.
We have been doing a lot of this...and a lot of playing with our kids.
Life. is. good.
And that's how Suze sees it.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I remember my husband had half of a root canal today and is on pain medication (and is currently singing "Row your boat" in his sleep and he just, "Do you know who your Grandpa reminds me of? Mr Magoo. Do you even know who that is?" Pain meds make him sleep talk...a lot)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Because of my very special calling in our church, I got to help organize the luncheon and attend her funeral.
Amazing, to say the least.
Her mother put it best when she said about the funeral: "Ive never been in a funeral where you could hear so much laughter."
Before the services, I attended the viewing with some of my friends who knew Kelsey better than I. As we entered in, I was crying and I asked my friend why. I did not know Kelsey other than a very special encounter at the park a couple weeks ago. I realized that I cry as a mother and for her mother. In reality, I know Kelsey is in a better place. My heart hurts for her family who has to endure missing her during this earthly life.
Kelsey helping my daughter at the park a few weeks ago.When I came home, my husband saw my puffy eyes and said, "I think you are too compassionate sometimes that you want to take away everyone else's pain."
And he's right. I don't like pain. I dont like it if others are feeling it. I've always been that way.
Kelsey's funeral brought back so many memories of when my friend (whom my daughter is named after) passed away 11 years ago. Seeing the teenagers cry and fill up a lot of the seats at that funeral reminded me of my friend and the special spirit she created; special enough to fill a whole church with loved ones. Like Kelsey, so many people loved my friend. And like Kelsey, I know she is busy doing missionary work up in Heaven.
I know that Jesus Christ suffered for us and knows all of our pains. He endured so much so that we can live again.
And that's how Suze sees it.
PS: I am now a blonde again.
Friday, March 11, 2011
- 2 days ago, I went to the allergist to find out what the heck is wrong with me and he gave me 3 prescriptions and an order for a blood test...and since then? Well, since then I have filled a single one of the prescriptions and I still havent done the blood test. And my eyes are puffy from sneezing right now...no bueno. I'm kind of an idiot. :)
- Almost a year ago, I wrote THIS post about keeping my Petey modest. And today she is in a halter top dress. I'm kind of a hypocrite. Or lazy. Or both.
- I gained 3 pounds at my weigh in last Sunday. So probably this week, I'll still only be down 12 pounds, which is still great since I've been dieting for less than 4 weeks.
- Sometimes, my son whimpers in the morning and if I wait a minute or two, he just goes back to sleep for another 20-30 minutes.
Well, that is all the confessing I have to do today. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I may or may not miss my "How Do I?" post again tomorrow due to my church calling and a funeral for a young girl at my church.
And that's how Suze sees it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Have you ever heard of The Savvy Sale? No? Well, then you are in for a treat.
TheSavvySale is a consignment event located in Mesa, AZ. I have signed up to go the past year and a half (they host one everyone 6 months) but have never had a friend to go with---hence never having the guts to go.
This year, my friend, Leyla, invited me to get in to the presale event (since she is pregnant and can bring 1 guest) and I decided to go.
And from now on, I'll be going every 6 months. This is everything that I bought. It wasnt much and it only cost me $28. Here's the breakdown:
- froggy rocking chair: $5
- white shoes: $3
- blue flip flops: $2
- green sandals: $3
- brown sandals: $2
- gray converse: $2
- purple/blue dress: $2
- patchwork shorts/white tank top: $3
- argyle best/striped shirt/brown shorts: $6 (my splurge...isnt it adorable?)
- froggy rocking chair: $5 (steal!)
Thanks for hosting this, Carrie!The link to this cute little hat can be found HERE.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Ms. Imagination herself! Petey has quite the imagination these days and loves dressing up and doing all sorts of funny things with her toys. She is in such a fun stage of life right now (minus the potty training mishaps we are still dealing with but trying to stay strong about).
What made me frustrated today?
Petey dumping out my Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer all over her brother's head. "sigh"
What did Spidey and I enjoy doing this afternoon?
Playing hide and seek around Grandma's island in the kitchen. This silly boy was giggling like crazy.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
And it's why I have missed my 'How Do I?' posts for 2 weeks. It's also why I havent posted daily---like I used to do.
I got a library card [FOR FREE---big shock to me since I thought they cost money---shows how much I know about a library---ha!] and have been using it weekly to get books and movies for myself and my kids---and the hubs if he requests anything. The kids and I go on occasion or I take my siblings while I'm working with them.
So far, I've read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Books 3 and 4 [I know, I'm not a teenager anymore but yes, I still read teenage books].
And so far for the kids, we've gotten a Pinkalicious book and the following movies: Alice in Wonderland and a Dora movie with a couple episodes on it.
So this is why I havent posted as often.
I apologize. I made a yummy taco casserole this week that my husband liked---AND he ate leftovers from it, which means it was a hit. Ill try to post it as soon as I can find the recipe again. (Hello, Scatterbrained Suze!)
For now, I'll leave you with some cute pictures. Doesnt Spidey look like he could be a poster child for the Superstition Springs kids club? He is holding that necklace like he's trying to show everyone in the world about it. :)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The dishes were NOT rinsed out by a certain adult living in my household who shall remain nameless and whom I love even though the dishes are now taking me hours instead of minutes.
I don't feel like eating healthy and I feel angry that said person above can eat whatever he wants while I am stuck eating grass [not literally].
A little girl in our household who shall remain nameless is pushing her mom's buttons over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again (overkill?).
Also, potty training is kicking my butt right now. Little Miss goes back and forth and right now, she doesnt feel like peeing in the potty...and yet she gets angry when I put a diaper on her. I am way too tired for this right now.
A certain little boy in our household who shall remain nameless is clingy, whiney, and doesnt want to eat most of the things his mom puts in front of him.
I miss my sister in China. Miss her every day. She was/is my best sister friend ever and honestly, I think a lot of times that is why I feel so down when things are great. I dont have that sister bond right now. I want it...but I cant get it.
But wait a minute...
Isnt this supposed to be positive Wednesday post?
Why yes, yes it is.
Since Ive been in this rut all morning, I've decided to list everything that I am grateful for at this moment.
- I am grateful for a hard working husband who goes to school every night and comes home tired but is willing to go back again the next night.
- I am grateful for two healthy, beautiful children.
- I am grateful for a home...no matter how small or how dirty...it is still a roof over our heads.
- I am grateful for my mom. For the new clothes for my kids, the lunch dates, the help cleaning my home, the employment, the encouragement and advice...she gives me so much.
- I am grateful for my dad. For the medical attention, love, support, and the hours of playing with my kids when he should be tired from working all day.
- I am grateful for my mother in law who sews my daughter dresses and is always thinking of my children...and also my father in law for movie nights with our kids and for always being so willing to play with our kids.
- I am grateful for my weightloss...though it is slightly stagnant right now and has stayed around 10 lbs, I am still grateful for it.
- I am grateful for my van...no matter how old or beat up it looks...it is mine and it has powered doors. ha!
- I am grateful for my library card...as stupid as it sounds, getting new books and movies every week has really helped me.
- I am somewhat/mostly grateful for screaming children...because it means they are breathing and alive.
- I am grateful for my blog and the friends I have made through it.
- I am grateful for friends, park days, and everything that surrounds me in my community.
You see? Through this fog I am in, I have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for listening. And if you get in a rut, write your own thankful list. I promise, it will help.
And that's how Suze sees it.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sorry, Emmy, I cheated. I had twelve things (actually more than twelve) to smile about this month.
1. Snow in Mesa, AZ this past week. Or sleet. But very very soft sleet. And it even stuck to the ground for a bit!
3. Zoo trip with my mom and nephews...and getting this cute picture of Spidey and I.