Friday, July 27, 2007

Sooooooo PROUD of my HUBBY

I am soooooooo proud of my hubby he quit his job today!!!! Well actually he gave his two week notice, but still he is out of there!!! Now some may wonder why would you be proud of your hubby quiting his job especially since he dose not have another lined up??? I will tell you why. In my mind he is a TRUE MAN for doing this. For years now I have watch him get beat up and beat down, side ways and back ways and all kinds of ways in his job, and for years he just took it. But not anymore!! He didn't sell his soul like they wanted him to, which is one reason they gave him soooo much crap. He was awesome at what he did and has the numbers to prove it!!! But it never mattered, it was never good enough. He took all there crap and just kept plugging away at his job. But over the last few years I have seen him grow old, older that what he should be, and every time he can home my heart would hurt for him. I would hear all the stories of what happened and how tried he was and when we sat down to dinner his poor hands would hurt so bad that he couldn't hold his fork and in a sad little voice he would ask me to rub then just long enough so that it didn't hurt so bad and he could eat, cuz he hasn't eaten all day cuz he didn't get a lunch, and inside my heart would just cry. He would do so much for that company and they couldn't help him out enough to give him a lunch, those bastards!! But I keep my mouth shut, at least most of the time, how dare they do this to my husband. But every time I would bring up looking for a new job he would say I didn't understand. That a man is supposed to support his family and this is just the price he pays. We've talked about a new job in the past and he would always say that he is scared, its the unknown and who knows what it might be out there, at least he knew what this job was. But now we are in the unknown and I must say IT FEELS GOOD!!! I talked to him just a bit ago and he sounded happy. For once in the 7 years that he has worked there I called him and he was Happy!!! I just want to do a little dance!! At this point I don't care what happens, I don't care if we live in a box at least we will be together and be happy about it. And better now than when we have kids, I don't care if I miss meals or eat gross food that is cheep and tasteless but when we have kids I want to give them the best we can and I think this is a start for us and for the children we don't have yet. I am so proud of him, he stood up to something that most men won't. From what I am told a man will stay in a crappy, horrible job all his life cuz he is scared of what would happen it he didn't have one, but my MAN did it, he stood up and we will be better for it!!!

Also yes I may have to get a job but it is still a may, Ryan doesn't seem too keen on me working, I think he like it better the way things are, but we will see. But if I do I will be more than happy too. Its for us, no one else we have made OUR CHOICE!! And I am proud we have, and for those of you that don't like it. TOUGH!! You are not us and we are not you so we will do what we do and you can do what you do, UNLESS you yourselves are perfect and have all the answers then that would make you God and then we shall listen to you. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
PROUD of RYAN!!!!! and so you know I am doing a "Happy Dance"

Thursday, July 19, 2007

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming, you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well, I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right. There will always be another day to say our "I love you's", And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?" But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget, Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear, Take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay". And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today. - Unknown -

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So I was going to finish my post I started a few days ago but I can't remember where I was going with it. So I guess I won't finish it. Oh well.

Saturday night was FUN!! We played Nintendo, and had our yummy dinner picnic style on the floor. It was very fun, we felt just like little kids :O) I did learn that if you don't play Nintendo or any other gaming system often its really had to just "pick" it up again. That is to say I haven't played a game in I don't know, years maybe. So I totally sucked. But it was a really good time and we laughed a lot, mainly at me cuz I was having issues controlling Mario, or the car, or pretty much I just had issues controlling my guy in what ever game we played, and Ryan was sooo sweet trying to help me. He'd would tell me when to shoot ~ "Shoot, Shoot, Shoot, no don't jump, it the "A" button" while laughing his butt off. Like I knew where the "A" button was. It was a really good time. Then we made a "nest" on the floor and watched a movie and went to bed.

Sunday was Sunday, he had to help his friend work on he car. But yesterday :O)

Yesterday Ryan was a totally Sweetheart, he called me early in the afternoon and "asked me out on a date" He said he was going to take me to dinner, then to get ice cream/dessert and to the park to swing on the swings as long as it wasn't raining. So heheheheheheehhe we went on a date. I'm such a dork too cuz I feel like I should "dress up" some, so I do :O) But he's always in his Best Buy blue shirt and black pants, but at least I look cute. We had a very awesome "date". The thing that touches my heart the most is I didn't even ask him to do this. He came up with it all on his own. Such a sweetheart. HEHEHEEH I think he LOVES me :O)

The next couple of weeks may be rough, one of his guys at work moved and he wasn't just any guy he was Ryan's right hand man. So until he gets another guy and gets him trained Ryan will have to work some longer days. But we will see, we knew this was coming so we have prepared for it. And if things get too stressful he has decide that he will just have to close the bay a day or two during the week, cuz it just isn't worth it. Our marriage is more important that running a bay for Best Buy. So in your face Best Buy!!!!! Your days of beating my hubby down are over!!!
Ryan 1, Best Buy 0

Saturday, July 14, 2007

From Wednesday to Today

Well, well, well............... lets see what has happened since my dinner planning Wednesday.

Wednesdays dinner was flipping AWESOME!!!! Stuffed Green Peppers!!!! YUM, YUM!!! They were so filling - I made 4 thinking that Ryan would more than likely eat 2 and I would eat one and then have one for lunch the next day. Well it didn't exactly work that way. They were sooooo good and soooo filling. Ryan had one and I couldn't even finish mine. We were sooooo full. So we had the left over two for lunch the next day. Oh and Ryan absolutely loved them. And I was able to make them even healthier by using ground turkey instead of ground beef and you couldn't even tell. So YEAH!!!

Thursday, well Thursday didn't exactly go as planned. Ryan asked me late Wednesday night if I could make 2 large sheet cakes for his work on Friday cuz its one of his guys last day. They normally just so to Sam's Club or something and just get a huge sheet cake with black frosting and Ryan says it doesn't taste so good. I guess he's spoiled by my baking :O) and since the guy that is moving is our friend he wanted something a little more special. And of course I said yes. And so started a crazy Thursday. I got up early and went and worked out, came home showered and they went out and got all the things I would need for the cake and homemade frosting. And since we live in an apartment I had to bake the caked early and let them cool cuz whenever we use our oven it makes our apartment warm, and it can't be warm when you ice a cake cuz the icing will just melt right off. So I quickly baked the 2 large sheet cakes, one at a time of course cuz I couldn't fit two pans in at once. Then we had to go to our appointment, after that I had to stop by my friend Mary's Mom's apartment since we are planning Mary's bridal shower and go over a few things, then I had to run over to see my mom so I could use her stand mixer to make all the frosting cuz I don't have a stand mixer and using my hand mixer would have taken forever. Which making the icing already did take forever since I needed 6lbs of it. If you have never seen 6lbs of icing let me tell you its A LOT OF ICING. By the time we were done making the icing it was already pushing 9 and I hadn't even started dinner yet so we decided that on my way home I would just stop by Little Ceasers and pick up a 5$ pizza. No biggie. So I stopped and ran in to get the pizza and that's when it happened........ I get hit on by Eminem and his side kick. No Joke!!! Let me tell you I was not impressed. Especially by the fact the his side kick who was driving the car was ( and I pretty sure about this ) drunk!! Unless he always slurs his words and pronounces beautifulest as beau-tal-mul-est. LOL- need less to say I got my pizza and got out of there, making sure they didn't follow me. I got home we had our pizza and I proceeded to ice the cakes till about 1 in the morning. But they looked really really good and from what the guys said they were really really good and Ryan said that everyone loved them. I post pictures later.

I hate to end this short but Ryan is home and he just asked me to play Nintendo with him. Yes the ORIGINAL Nintendo. Yes we have one, yes it still works, yes we play it and no you can not have it. We are dorks and this is one reason why. So got to go..... I'll be back later to finish.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sometimes I Amaze Myself

I did something today that I have not done in quite a while. I made our dinner menu for the the next two weeks but the part the amazes me is the dinners I have come up with and how organized I am. I printed out a calender off the computer and wrote what we are have for each day plus I have the recipe card laid out for when I need them and all the food bought, and the cupboards arranged in the order that I will need the stuff. I am soooooo excited. I love to cook!!!

The dinners I have chosen are healthy and low fat, and FULL of Flavor!!! I can't wait for some of them. Below is a list of what our dinner are going to be so if anyone is interested in them let me know and I can give you the recipe.

Today -
Stuffed Green Peppers with Ranch Potatoes and Homemade Apple "Sauce" - its not really apple sauce but I don't know another way to label it.

Homemade Chicken Salad in a Wheat Pita ( I LOVE my homemade chicken salad its got apples and grapes and raisin and all kinds off fun yummy stuff!! ) with Strawberries and Bananas

Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs with a salad and Garlic bread

This one I am soooooo excited about
with a salad and sliced peaches

Another one I am excited about
Bruschetta Chicken!!!! with a salad

I'm excited about this one too!!
Apple Chicken Pockets with green beans

Taco Supreme Casserole and pears - YUM!!

Western Dressing Chicken with Homemade baked fries and salad

Chicken Pasta Skillet and corn

Spaghetti Pie ( this recipe sounds really yummy!!! ) garlic bread and fruit cocktail - YUM YUM!!

Saturday -
I'm going to be out of town :O(

BBQ Chicken , Baked Potatoes and salad

Chicken Spaghetti with garlic bread and salad

Tuesday -
Oven Fried Chicken Fingers, Potatoes and Corn

Like I said if any one wants any of the recipes let me know. Hope you all are going to be havin Good Eats like Ryan and I :O)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Guess Where We're Going!!!

MEXICO!!!!!! Just on a whim last night Ryan and I decided to have a "date" and go out to dinner. So I dressed up ,kind of, and I met him at the restaurant. It was so nice. While we were talking we decided to go back to Mexico, the same place we went on our honeymoon. As long as its still there. It my have been blown down in Hurricane Wilma. It's been two years so I sure its re-built by now. We were going to go in August but with my brother wedding the first week of September, August is filled with things to do. So we are either going to go right after the wedding or we are going to go in October for our 2nd anniversary.

For our honeymoon we were there for 10 days - but it got cut short cuz of Hurricane William, So this time we may go for 2 weeks. I'm so excited!!!! That place was awesome!!! It was all-inclusive, our "hotel" room was a hut -not a "room" at all, and it was huge. It had a HUGE bed and a huge hot tub/whirl pool tub. A huge T.V with a DVD player and they had this place you could rent dvds ( for free) , a Awesome wood dinning table, which I fell in love with and if I could of I would have smuggled it home with me :O) Oh and we had a back deck with a hammock and another small table, and guess what was in our "back yard" not more than a few feet from our deck was a swim up bar and not more than a hop skip and jump from there was the ocean. AHHHHHHH!!!! I am soooooooo excited. Oh and there was the moon lit massage on the beach under the stars, and it was like a two hour massage and let me tell you these ladies are good!!! Oh and the moon lit dinner for two on the beach, which was soooo romantic!!! Oh oh oh, I almost forgot about the BEST PART- THE OPEN AIR SHOWER!!!!! Let me tell you I have never had soooo much fun "showering". No it wasn't right out in the open it had stone walls but no roof, thats where the open air comes from, and it was attached to our room, it wasn't a public thing it was our shower, it was soooooo pretty too, with rock walls and the water came out of the wall with this "wood" branch looking thing, so it was almost like a water fall instead of a shower. HEHEHEHEHE I want to go NOW!!!!! We didn't do any activates the first time but we may this time. They had the thing where you are pulled behind a boat with a parachute, I don't know maybe if I have enough to drink I might be up for that. They had other things to do as well. We were soooo tired from all the wedding stuff all we did was eat, sleep, drink and soak up the sun :O) Which was totally ok with me :O) Ok I have to calm down - I have things to do today. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHE ok I'll stop now :O)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Kind of Got off track with this one - Oops

So Thursday was a pretty perfect day as was Friday and Saturday. I can't remember what we did Friday but Saturday Ryan had to work and then we went to his parents house for dinner and to watch fireworks over the lake. It was a really good show. But then went we got home......... our apartment was like a bazillion degrees!!! OUR AIR CONDITIONER BROKE :O( I'm thinking no big deal I grew up with no air and I actually prefer to use windows rather than air. But when you live on a 3rd floor apartment with all the windows facing the south I soon learned that we get no cross ventilation. So there was no breeze at all and the only fan we had is a little one we use at night just for the noise. So it didn't do much and I could not sleep at all and since we didn't get home till midnight we were not in the mood to go out and buy fans, plus we knew the air would be fixed at some point on Sunday and we didn't want to spend the money. So I tossed and turned all night, I got up like ever half hour, pretty much because I was sticking to my sheets. YUCK!!! So at 3 am I sent a couple e-mails and played on the internet and actually considered sleeping on our deck cuz oddly enough I apartment was 87 degrees but outside was 70 degrees, but because we have spiders on our deck and we all know how I feel about spiders I stayed inside. Oh and what was Ryan doing???? SNORING!!!! Off and on at least. So he was able to get a little sleep.

Finally at about 7am we gave up and got up for the day. Ryan called in about our air conditioner and by 1pm it was fixed!!! But it was soooooo hot in our apartment it took a good long time for it to cool down but oddly enough when it got down to 82 degrees it was feeling pretty good.

I spent the rest of the day cleaning and doing laundry. Oh and I watched the movie Hotel Rwanda, I've never seen it but I've heard about what had happened there. And well saying its sad doesn't even come close to how to describe it, and now the same thing is happening in Darfur!! I just don't get people!! How could they do that, how could people think that slashing people is the way things need to be handled!!! Maybe its because I live in the U.S and we don't slash people well at least not here we do it oversea and people think we are great for doing it. How did two wrongs make a right. Grrrrrr!!! I'm coming just short of saying I hate this world. Why doesn't God just send another flood. Thats what we all deserve. Everything is sooooo messed up. There's Adults killing adults and Adults killing Kids and Kids killing Adults and Kids Killing Kids and Adults and Kids killing babies!!! Just a few weeks ago in the news was a story about a 12 year old girl who killed her mothers boyfriend cuz he was watching her and wouldn't let her watch the show she wanted to watch, so she stabbed him!!! Or what about the baby thats fighting for its life cuz his babysitter shock him cuz he wouldn't stop crying!!! His mother is my age and this is her first child. And he will never be normal again ( see my myspace page she is my third or forth friend ). The list can go on and on about all the terrible things. Sometimes I don't even know why I bother doing the things I do to try and help. We are all doomed anyways. Wow isn't this a happy blog.

Oh and with all my ranting and raving I forgot the other thing that happened to us on Sunday. Our Fridge and Freezer broke too. But we went sure it stop working till this morning when Ryan went to get the milk and it was warm. YUCK!!! So I have spend this morning cleaning out the old one and then cleaning the other one they brought us. It was used and not cleaned out. YUCK YUCK!!

Well thats all for now - maybe I'll go to the pool for a while :O) and read a book :O) :O)

Friday, July 6, 2007

A Pretty Perfect Day

Yesterday was just about perfect - the only thing that I think could have made it better was if world hunger was taken care of or global warming was solved. Ryan had yesterday off so the day started out right by being able to sleep in. We had mainly snacks for breakfast because we were out of milk and eggs and other breakfast stuff. But it was O.k -no biggie. We watched the news together ( I'm a total news junkie ) and did some cleaning. Then Ryan had to do something real small to the Porsche and I ran to Wal-Mart to get milk and eggs and some other things, like fruits and veggies - we decided we are going to eat better - not that we don't eat really healthy now but we watch "Honey We're Killing the Kids" and well lets just say we are now borderline Vegetarians, besides chicken and tuna we only eat veggies and fruit we are even watching our carbs. Well I am, he doesn't have to watch anything I watch it for him - he eats what I make, he's such a good boy :O)

Anyways when he got home we had lunch together - Tuna Fish :O) Yes he eats tuna fish and in fact he loves that way I make it. We had our appointment, which went really really well. We love our Thursday appointments, he is so awesome!!! Then we went to Barns and Nobel, cuz I wanted to get a book. Then we came home and I made dinner while he did what he need to do. We sat at the table and I showed him the book I got -MAD LIBS!!! and we did one together. It may sound stupid but we had so much fun coming up with the nouns and verbs and stuff. He was much better than me at coming up with words. Then we read it and laughed - It was about Bananas flying a Space Ship. And then we worked on this other book we got its "What is Your Cats IQ" Its so funny and its a pretty big book so we are going to have to work on it a little at a time. Its so fun trying to answer these off the wall questions about Tinky and Nizzy. Watch at the end of the book it say that we need to check ourselves into a nut house or something cuz we actually tried to figure out your cat's IQ. But whatever we like it and its fun. :OP

Then we snuggled and watched a movie and went to bed. It may not seem like a lot to others but it was a really good happy no stress day and we really enjoyed it. And I think our good day has carried over to today. I got up with him this morning and packed his lunch and got him off to work and I'm going to go hang out with my friend Rachelle and her awesome kids. Maybe she can give me some pointers on how I can keep my house as clean as hers. Hope you all have an awesome day too cuz I'm pretty sure Ryan and I are going to. :O)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Its Finally Done!!

I just got a call from Ryan and our Porsche is finally done. Its only been at the shop for like a month. I can't even begin to think how long it would have taken if Ryan wasn't a mechanic. He did most of the repairs himself but there were a few things that he just couldn't do - mainly because we don't own a lift and other big equipment that cost a ton of money. But its done and now I can drive it. Well first I have to learn how cuz its a stick - which I can drive but not well, so first I have to get really good at driving a stick but then I'm going out. Who wants to join me???

Now the only problem is getting two cars home from Michigan - which I think we have figured out. He's going to take the Porsche to his parents in Michigan (that's where we store it anyways), I'll pick him up from his parents and then tomorrow I will take him to his other car in Michigan. He just doesn't feel like driving back and forth like a billion times. But YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!! OUR CAR IS DONE!!!!

My Friend is the Best Mom!!

OMG!!! My Friend is the best mom ever and I so hope that one day I will be like her. I haven't seen her in a while, like 8 months or so cuz life has just been crazy for both of us, well I got see her and her kids yesterday and I must say I have never been so impressed by a mom and her kids as I am by her and her kids.

She is 25 or 26 so she pretty young to have 4 kids under the age of 6. Well actually the oldest, Maddie will be 7 the end of August, Savanna is 4 and will be 5 in September, her son Josiah is 2 and will be 3 in November and her youngest, Abaliena (that's spelled wrong), is 1 and will be 2 in January. So they are all pretty young and they are the most well behaved kids I have ever met.

When we got there they were all playing nicely in the playroom, and when they realized we were there they all came out and said hi - including the 2 youngest. They weren't crazy or wild, they were very polite. My husband and her husband went outside to work on their car, so Rachel and I stayed inside. I also must say her house is just about spotless too. All the kids beds were made - and I mean actually made, sheets tucked in, and covers pulled up. The Two oldest girls share a room, Josiah has his own room where he sleeps in a twin bed and has no problems with it. Oh and HE'S POTTY TRAINED!!!! The youngest still sleeps in a crib but is just about potty trained as well. Everything was neat and clean and dusted and I was just sooooo amazed!! In fact I was embarrassed, her house is cleaner than mine and I don't work or have kids.

You may be thinking that maybe the kids aren't happy or that the T.V is the babysitter but you would be so wrong. In the time we were there the T.v was not turned on once and her kids are the happiest kids I have ever met, we were there for about 3 1/2 hours and there was not one fight or argument, she never once raised her voice. If there is a problem between the kids they came to her, they don't scream or yell or fight, they go to their mom and explain the problem to her and then they talk about the best choice to be made for the situation. It is totally amazing!!!!

The kids ate dinner at 7pm and it was a real dinner, chicken and noodles with garlic bread, and apple slices. All she had to do is tell them once that dinner was ready and they all came to the table found their seats and just sat and waited for Rachel to give them there plates - including the two youngest - they sit at the table like the rest of the kids not in a high chair or booster seat in a normal chair. They all ate and even asked for more by saying please and thank you. When they were done she asked them all to get their jammies, which they did. The two oldest got changed themselves and put there dirty clothes in the basket not on the floor, the youngest two brought there clothes to her so she could change them. They cleaned up the toy room without being asked and sat on the couch and listened to her read a story to them - the oldest Maddie even read she 6 and is reading at a 3rd grade level!!! Savanna is 4 and reads at a 1st grade level!! After the story they all held hands and said their night time prayers and went to bed. And that was that - They were IN BED BY 8PM!!!!!!!

So I had to ask how she does it. She and the kids get up at 8 am eat breakfast together then they get to watch one show, one 1/2 hour show, while she cleans the kitchen and does the dishes. Then they get dressed and make the beds. Then they decide what to do for the day. Weather they dig in the dirt together or make a craft they do it together. That's the secret she says! Also and they don't fight they talk about things, no yelling,no screaming, no fighting!! It is truly amazing!!! When I'm a mom I sooooo what to be like her.