Wednesday, April 30, 2008

AND he........

......deviated from the ironing I did this weekend! One of the things that bothers me the most! I give him the chance to pick out his clothes for the week on Sunday, then I iron them all so he looks 1/2 way decent. He never wants to get up and pick them out, so I do, then I iron and hang them up for him. If he doesn't like what I pick, he'll wear something that is wrinkled. I hate that! This morning I noticed he was walking around in a t-shirt and I asked why. "I'm just hot", he says. It was because he hide a different shirt to wear out --- like I wouldn't know! Ass!

I'm going to tear into him as soon as he calls...........

Jason Snores Like a Bull

Or a bear, which ever is louder. I'm over it. I'm tired. And today I'm sore cause Benny the Big Ass Bull (or bear) kept me up most of the night. I finally got fed up and went to Abbe's room but now am sore cause her bed is uncomfortable. Tired, sore Mamma is not fun when she has to take care of kids all day.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The End

I can officially say we are about 98% unpacked. A few things of this and that we need to go through, but we are very close. I've been Craiglisting like crazy and have sold a few things (stereo, table, tv) and have a few things left. I hope it goes this week cause I just want it out.

We are also at the end of our Sunday school class. I can't believe it's been a whole year of Sunday mornings with these second graders. It's a bit touching. Today we finished up our prayer bracelets and the kids seemed genuinely excited about them. Very touching. I did volunteer for VBS again this year and our first meeting is in a few weeks. I like VBS cause it's short and sweet; just a week.

Jason sent me on the Boy Scout camping trip this weekend. We just did the day trip cause of the move and all. I'm sure y'all know me pretty well by now and I can honestly say I hate the outdoors. I don't like bugs. My allergies are off the chain as it is, so when I'm out in the elements it's a million times worse. So I itched all day long with a runny nose. Had hives by the time I got home and topped it off with sunburn. Walked over a mile in the forest picking up trash (in the rain), went back to camp and had some nasty lunch, itched, sun came out so began to sweat, listened to the Ranger talk about trees in TN while swatting away the bugs that were trying to eat me, and then the fishing fun began. I don't even want to talk about it to be honest with you. I was miserable. So after the entire day in the miserable outdoors, we finally got to come home. Tyler had a great time. I got home and ran for the showers. The hives, runny nose and sunburn were killing me. Then Jason told me he had to check me for ticks. I cried.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Big accident in the Burden house last night. I thought we were going to the emergency room. Jason fell down the stairs with Olivia. Olivia is okay and wasn't hurt - as a matter of fact she didn't even wake up. Jason is not. He's been in bed all day with his foot up and on some Hydrocodone stuff. He doesn't handle pain well.

My Lovey Dovey Baby

Abbe Mae had her pictures and practice in her costume the other day. Of course, I'm the mom that forgot the gloves! Her real dress rehearsal is in a few weeks. Then the big show is May 17th. I hope she does it!

Still not sure about the lipstick. It looks so JonBenet-like. But she thought she was the cat's meow with it on!

Lovey Dovey Baby Practice

Monday, April 21, 2008

Summer Vacation

No!! Say it ain't so!! Summer vacation is just around the corner and I'm dreading it. For those of you with older kids, you'll know what I'm talking about. I'm bored. I have nothing to do. Pretty much all day long. Tyler can go from 9 am to 5 pm, then come home and two minutes later, he's bored. It's enough to make me insane.

He goes to school all the way until May 31st. Yes, he has school on a Saturday to pick up his report card. I wish it were all day, but it's just a few hours.

So to fill in the summer, I've signed him up for different activities. Boy Scout camp one week. Then he'll have a week off. Then VBS. After that, Uncle Jim and some other family are coming to visit for the 4th of July. I'm hoping that he can get a trip to Maine for a week in mid-July. During the in-between times we will be at Nashville Shores for summer pool time fun.

It's going to be a long summer.

Just been busy!

Still unpacking. I'm in shock as to how much stuff we have. Unnecessary stuff. It's a bit sad that at one point in time, I somehow needed all that stuff. The Goodwill lady knows me by name the last few days.

Tyler has adjusted very well to his new school. Abbe will hopefully start her new school next year. It's only two minutes away from our house! Olivia will join her next year. We visited it today and were put on the waiting list. It's a great school and location, but it's more expensive so I'm bummed about that. But because I'm not wasting money on *stuff* anymore, it will all work out.

Other than that, we are slowly working on getting things together and organized. It's great that the kids have their own space and can play outside all day. They've all had friends over and love having their grandparents so close!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

No more diapers!

I've waited for this moment for a long time. Olivia is potty trained. She literally woke up one day last week and asked for underpants. I put them on her and she's been wearing them ever since. It's amazing.

No longer do I have to carry a big bag of diapers and wipes. I will say it's tough with two girls and them having to go potty in public. It's like they walk into a public place, look around and then instantly have to pee. It's not fun, but I'll do it over diapers any day.

So my little princess is growing. We are officially out of the baby stage.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We've moved

My fingers barely work. My back hurts. My legs are tired. My arms are sore. My head is pounding. And everything is a mess. But we're completely out of the apartment and it's spotless. Every bit of our three car garage is filled with crap. What's in it?? Not sure. I'm thinking *M* is onto something with her less is more idea. M's blog is: She has some cute new twins to show off too.

Friday, April 4, 2008


I like to kick back a cocktail now and then. I like to have a glass of wine here or there. Maybe drink a wine cooler on a hot summer day. Not to get carried away, but just to relax a bit.

Today, I found out that we are moving to a dry city. A city that has no liquor stores or wine & spirit stores. Oh, I can go to a restaurant and order a drink with my meal, but I cannot go and buy a bottle of wine or rum. It's DRY!

It's the SOUTH. But my goodness, why punish me.

Jason has a different outlook on it. He said, "Well, at least we don't have to worry about your family and friends visiting."



I've been having some lady issues lately. I'm okay, but found a bump on my boob so I had to go through a series of doctors appointments and testing. Mammogram and ultrasounds to be specific. Again, I'm OKAY as it's just a cyst, but I want to share my very vivid experience of my first mammogram.

First, I'm 35. Since I had a bump on my right boob, my doctor apparently only ordered testing on that boob. I get to the imaging center and the technologist said, "Well since you WELL into your 30's, we'd prefer to have both done so the doctor has something to compare. Have a seat and we'll call your doctor for an order." My appointment was at 12:30, which is lunch time, so I waited. And waited. And waited. I'm still thinking about her saying I'm well into my 30's. Don't they teach these people bedside manners? All this time I was thinking of a way to tell her that 35 IS NOT well into the 30's, that it was smack dab in the middle of the 30's, but after playing my response out in my head a million times, I got over it and started rethinking about why I was really there. I wasn't very nervous because prior to me coming in for the testing, I had a conversation with my friend Melissa about having mammograms. This is how the conversation went:

Me: I'm on my way to have a mammogram. Have you ever had one?
Melissa: Yeah, it's a piece of cake.
Me: Really? I heard they were painful? I'm freaking out.
Melissa: No! Not painful at all! I was worried to death about mine but it was nothing. Hell, my foreplay is rougher than a mammogram!!!
Me: Oh (in a concerned type of way) I guess I shouldn't worry about the pain.
Melissa: Nope, don't worry - it's nothing!

Back to the imaging center. After waiting and bugging the young tech, finally, an hour later, she gets the order for both boobs to be viewed. Get undressed from the waist down in this HORRIBLE garment they give you that you are supposed to be comfortable in. Go in for the procedure and they put these little metal *tassels* on your nipples. Kind of kinky......I'm thinking, but whatever.

Melissa is nuts. It was painful. Boobs are not made for those positions. They are not made to be squeezed, pinched and poked. It is unnatural. I literally had tears in my eyes. The tech was so gentle getting my boob into position, only to squeeze it flat. And just at the point where I had tears in my eyes, she'd squeeze it a bit more, then lock it, then run to take a picture and tell me not to move. How can I move? You have my boob trapped in this machine!! It hurts. Terribly. All I'm thinking is, what the hell kind of people do I hang around with to think this does not hurt?

So after having the mammogram shots done, not once, but twice, I text Melissa the following message:

"I don't know what the hell kind of foreplay y'all have in your house, but that shit hurt!!"

I call my aunt Kathy in FL to fill her in and see if I can drum up some sympathy for my poor breasts. Now if you know Kathy, you know she's a fast speaking, loud mouth woman that is quick to give you her opinion whether you want it or not. I tell her of my experience and what Melissa told me. She says, "What the hell? Are you foolish girl? How the hell do you think your boob is going to feel getting on smashed up in a machine? You should know mammograms aren't fun! And who the hell you hanging out with that thinks that's foreplay!? I swear, you are as gullible as they come. Didn't I teach you anything? And you graduated from college? Hell, you should've called me, I would've told your ass how it was going to feel!" I'm glad I didn't call her cause I wouldn't of gone for the test.

God love the women in my life. Cause I do!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

An END in sight!!

Had our walk through today on the new house. Really just some minor repairs. We are set to close next THURSDAY. Can you believe it? This entire process has taken over a year. OVER A YEAR people. We started to clean and prepare our old house in March of last year, and listed it on April 1, 2007. Then came the over 50, yes I said 50, showings. Then the couple of offers and then the contingency. Finally we closed in October, only to move into this apartment for SIX LONG MONTHS to start the building process.

Next week will be a busy week. Funiture delivered, appliances, blinds, moving and CLEANING. I am certainly greatfull for all of this, but it's stressfull as well.

It's finally coming to a close and almost OVAH! Can I get a HELL YEAH??

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pics of the Kids


Abbe and I went to dance alone today. It was a rare occasion. We talked about the birds, the trees and vaginas. She's into telling random "knock-knock" jokes. You know, the ones that don't make any sense. So here is some of what she said today.

A: Knock-knock
M: Who's there?
A: Vagina
M: Vagina who?
A: Vagina head.......hahahahahahahaha
M: That's not really funny


A: Knock-knock
M: Who's there?
A: Vagina
M: Vagina who?
A: Vagina butt............hahahahahahaha
M: Abbe, enough of the knock-knock jokes


A: Knock-knock
M: I told you enough
A: Knock-knock
M: This is it Abbe, the last one!
A: Knock-knock
M: Who's there?
A: Vagina
M: Vagina who?
A: Mommy doesn't like vaginas!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tyler's First Communion and 8th Birthday

What a great day! There are tons of pictures of the entire class to flip through. He was not pleased he had to spend his 8th birthday in church but he made up for it money wise at the party afterwards.