Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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You know all those things you say to your parents when you're a kid... I'll never make my kids do that when I'm a mom. I'll never let my kids watch that kind of movie or tv show. Or listen to that kind of music. I'll never let my kid talk to me that way when I'm a parent. All those types of examples, I'm sure you get the point...
Well...I've let my kids be pretty independent. I let them watch almost any movie and tv show. No violence or extreme swearing. I do monitor them. Its pretty much taught them whats right and wrong faster than what I learned. Music, isn't really a problem. They listen to what we listen to. Husband, is pretty respectful about his music around the kids. He can listen to some pretty rowdy stuff sometimes.
Now behavior...My baby (she's 6) can have some attitude! Sometimes our roles reverse, and she becomes the boss. Then I end up running to my room in tears. Seriously. I just get overwhelmed. I'm working on that though. Its been a struggle. For all of us. I know that its our fault for giving her too much freedom starting when she was young. I'm just glad that we don't have other issues.
I've seen some kids in stores talk to their parents incredibly rude and I can't believe their parents are okay with it, and just keep the conversation going! Seriously! That's when the conversation is over in our house! Gotta remember who the parent is and who the child is. Luckily my youngest and I have come to terms with our issues, and understand each other for the most part. Usually she just thinks i'm not giving her enough attention, or she's way too tired. Or both!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday, Monday

So Monday, Monday.
I'm not a complete fan of Mondays. I don't know completely why. Its not like I have to be at work at 8AM following a fantastic weekend. I did have a fantastic weekend. I didn't want it to end. Today though, its just been a blah day.
I did get my feelings hurt by a few people. I did try to get over it fast. APparently it leaked over onto today. Blah.
I belong to these yard sales group on Facebook. I think its a totally awesome idea. I love it! However, some people are just crappy. They have their favorite people to sell to etc. However, I know that they saw my name, and my interest. Why just pass on over me? I think its rude. I'd never do that to someone. It happened twice to me today. What does it make me do? LEAVE the stupid group.
I can sell and buy crap other places. I bet these people don't even live in the designated area!
I tried to do this about 2 years ago, but apparently I need to be a little more forceful with it. Deleting fake people out of my life. I don't want people being nice to me, because they have to be. Be nice to me because you want to. If you don't want to, then don't!
I hate how all these stupid blogs are so random. I need to get on a track when I blog. This can be so lame. One day, One day.
That is all my venting for today. I'm still working on ME. Being ME. I don't want to be somebody else. I just want to be me. I'm still trying to discover who I am. I'm guessing people don't like that. Whatever. Their loss. :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blog Title...

I don't know what to call this blog post. I don't even know what to blog about. I just feel like blogging!
This weekend has been pretty good. Relaxed big time. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I really want to go to the beach. It snowed, and its Spring. Thats not exactly fair! But it is normal. I know, lame. But that's Utah for you!
Tried to figure out what was going on with the washer. On some cycles it makes a weird noise. Couldn't figure it out. Its not like its not still working, but who knows what that noise could lead to, and I don't want to be without a washer (or a dryer, EVER), so it'd be nice to figure it out. Meh.
Came to the realization we've lived in SL County now for 4 years, and in the last 4 years I've been the happiest I've ever been since living in Utah. Lived in our current place for just about 2 years. Also, it was almost 3 years ago that we had Bai's cancer scare. Eek! Bailey's Bean
I have all these ideas that I want to do with so many things, but I can't keep on top of things that I NEED to do. I need to take my own advice that I have given to other people. PRIORITIZE!! Make lists, and prioritize the things that need to be done. I totally slacked off on laundry the past 2 weeks, and I hadn't vacuumed in an embarrassingly long time. Those things are now fixed as of today, but still. I really need to get on a cleaning schedule. I've just never been good at that.
I owed my husband 160$ by the end of this month. Well I'm at 130$ that i've given him. I just need 30 more. I wonder if I just go pull the money out of the bank and hand it to him, if he'd even notice. HAHA. I'm honest... but still. What if?! Before you get all weird, I really wanted something. He said he'd pay for half, but I'd half to earn the other half by either "working" for it, or selling things. I had things I could sell. An old laptop, an old ipod (that was basically brand new), so that's what I did. Also sold some clothes. I just have no energy to waste effort (or energy) on flaky people!! I hate giving out my address then having them not show. However, they then have my address, and know I had/have things for sale. Not very comforting, know what I mean?
Okay, done with the ranting post, just wanted to do a post today... Thanks for paying attention. I guess. :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Do you ever find yourself asking Why?
I think I ask it like every 5 seconds! Mostly to my kids, but sometimes its to myself.
Why did I agree to do this, or that? Why did I think that was an okay shirt to wear? Why did I just let the hair stylist give me that haircut? Etc...
I'm talking about the choices we make in our daily lives though. I was thinking today...in deep thoughts. Why did I choose to get back into blogging? Why am I more into getting into the blogging networks and learning all these things? Why do I want to succeed so much in it?
Why am I on twitter? Why am I on pinterest? Why am I doing all these things?! And all those other social things, like wanelo.com and the like.
They have no real importance in my life...I won't die if I don't have them. Sure I enjoy all these things and they're fun. I just want to know why I've chosen to do all these things. I know i'm probably sounding weird for all this...but I just really want to know WHY? HAHA.
Why do I watch the shows I watch? Is it because everyone else is, so I feel the need to watch them? Or do I actually enjoy them? Same with music. I know that when I was younger, I used to do things cause everyone else was. Now that I'm older, and trying to teach my kids to be themselves, I find myself asking, am I doing this because I want to or because everyone else is, so I need to fit in?
I am only saying this, because I've found myself watching a whole season of a show cause someone said it was awesome, and I heard LOTS of people talking about it. So I wasted lots and lots of hours watching it, but not fully paying attention. I don't know. Its just me I guess. So my goal, starting today, is to be myself, and make my own decisions. Do things that I want to do, and not do it because lots of the world is doing it.
I want to enjoy who I am and what I do. I feel like I can't do that when I'm filling up my life with other things that are taking up my precious time, that I'm not taking anywhere with me in my life's future. I realize now I'm just rambling, and wasting my time. I don't hate myself, I just want to be a good person. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Update.

That's how I was feeling this morning, when I was abruptly awoken by my husband saying he needed a ride to work. Usually those things are planned ahead. See, he usually rides a motorcycle to work. He knew I needed the car today. Otherwise he probably would've just taken it. I loathe mornings. Besides snakes, they are my 2nd worst enemy. Seriously. Hate them!!!
So, he had to try and get me up for about 15 minutes. I wasn't budging for anything. It just wasn't going to happen. I didn't want to. I thought maybe if I just fell back asleep, he'd get the hint that I wanted him to take the day off? HAHA. He's very dedicated to his job. That wouldn't happen. I'm very grateful for that.
The drive was very uneventful TO his work. Like always. Unless its bad weather. Then its terrible. Maybe this year we'll get a 2nd car. I'm so tired of this 1 car family business. Sure the motorcycle has helped...but seriously. Argh.
So on my 15-20 minute drive home, it was going pretty smoothly. I am not one of those drivers that thinks they have to change lanes to get going faster and weave in an out. I just stay in the same lane, unless the car in front of me is going way under the speed limit. Which sometimes happens on the major road we were driving home on this morning. I got behind one car, and it was going pretty steadily with the flow of traffic, not slower than the speed limit, and we were going thru every green light. So I was content. I followed them for about 5-7 miles. Maybe longer? It was one of the larger SUV's that's on the road today. It had been kinda doing a little weaving/swerving back and forth. But the road isn't exactly straight, so I didn't really make a big deal about it. Maybe I should've and gotten out of the way and moved into another lane.
After going thru a major intersection, and with cars waiting at a red light at the other side this car when "BAM" straight into a median! It paused for about 5 seconds then kept going. Seriously. I thought it would've stopped on the side of the road, checked out the damage it'd done. It went on for about another 3 miles, then finally stopped at the Wal-Mart. Right after it hit and didn't stop, I did make a phone call to report it. Not to make a police report...just to have the driver checked on. I don't know what was going on, or if anything was. But I sure don't want them to hurt anyone else. They were very lucky I was alert and was back far enough, and not one of those crazy drivers that follows so closely!! They're also lucky they didn't hit car or cars (or heaven forbid, people) and just hit a median.
On my way home tonite after picking up my husband 9 hrs later after the incident, I looked at hte median, and man is that thing alllll shredded. I can't believe the damage that was done! We were going about 30-35 miles an hour. The speed limit is 55 miles an hour there, but we hadn't gotten quite up to that speed yet. Thankfully.
People!!!! Drive safe! Don't drive distracted, Don't drive tired, Don't drive drunk or drugged! Please :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Google Reader

Hi friends!

I'm sure you all have heard that Google Reader is going away soon. Well in a few months. They've been making this threat for a couple of years but now, its supposedly really happening! Sad Day. I've gone and checked out a few alternatives that I've heard about, since I'm not about to just give up on a feeder just yet! I need to have my blogs! LOL.
Feedly is an app that I've used on my iphone/ipod/ipad. I really liked how it color coded my different sections that I've organized all my blogs into. I love being organized. I know I'm not organized in all aspects of my life, but in the areas I am organized in, I am very particular about them. :) They also have a web application that you can use too. I have yet to check that out. Maybe tomorrow!
The next one I've found is on the web. Its called BlogLovin. Found at: BlogLovin. I had to reorganize the way that my blogs had already been set up. I follow hundreds of blogs (NO JUDGING!!). I've been a blogger and a blog reader since 2006. So, I had a lot in there. :)
When you sign up for these accounts, and I recommend you try both of them to find out which one fits your needs better. Go into your google reader FIRST! EDIT, your blogs that you read. Go thru and delete what you don't read, delete what you people don't blog on anymore, and delete those pesky annoying blogs, that you just don't want to see in your feed anymore! :) I say that, because it'll take time when you go to input your information into those two accounts. This was my main mistake in doing so. I got a little too excited to get in there and get going.
It took me an hour or so to edit my google reader. But it was so worth it to delete the hundreds of blogs, that people have turned private or just all around stopped blogging on. The fast way to do it, is to go to Google Reader, then to Settings, then to Subscriptions and you can unsubscribe to multiple ones at once, instead of just individually. You can check the box next to all the ones you want to unsubscribe, then hit unsubscribe at the top.
Hope I have helped you in some sort of way. I know its not a big tip or anything, but if I could help you...that makes me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!! :)

Comment, and Share which one you like best! :) Aim's Creations ~Aim

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Okay, Okay, Okay...
I know I'm behind in my daily blogging thing. Out of all the weeks, to not do it-you've missed out on some serious drama round these parts!! Don't worry I will blog and backdate it, cause some things are just worthy, of remembering/sharing!!!
I have crazy dreams. Maybe its the medicine I take (another post of 29 posts, maybe), or the stress I'm under sometimes, but my dreams are just whack-o!!! Last nite, I fell asleep trying to work on my blog stuff, and had all these events I've gone to recently on my mind. I totally fell asleep with my iphone and ipod in hand. My laptop and ipad in my lap, and remotes directly to my left. Tv still on... Yes, I was laying in my bed. Like I said, its been in one of those weeks! HaHa.
Since December, I've met so many different people that have all these wonderful blogs. Seriously some of these people are just amazing. I secretly admire so many of them, and want to be just like them. Just as successful as them as well! One day. So, my blog is turning out to be okay, and I"ve done alright. Not that I can't do better. But i'm feeling okay so far.
I feel like there's a standard to uphold on how to dress, and how to act, and what kind of purse to have, and how to do your hair whenever I go to these events, and sometimes I get nervous. I'm not one of those girls that really cares too much. I'm shy most of the time, which makes me come off, as a not nice person. I really am a nice person! Get to know me! I've been thinking about how I can fit in with all these girls, and get a little confidence booster. A booster that's not just in my unique views I Get on my blogs each week/month etc... Apparently I've been thinking about it too hard.
My dream consisted of me going to this house, with my neighbor. I don't even know my neighbors that live to the left of us, because they've all just moved in recently, and plus remember how I said I was shy. Also, in my neighborhood I don't really fit in!! I buy my kids clothes 2nd hand, not at a boutique store! LOL. Anyways, my neighbor said she was a blogger and that she had an event to go to but needed her baby to come, but she needed to socialize and needed someone to hold her baby. I LOVE babies, and her baby was cute, so I obliged. Derrrr!
So I took care of the baby most of the nite, walked around with "my neighbor" a bit. Met some people, told them about my blog. Gave them some of my business cards etc. Ate some really good yummies. It was in a basement of a house that I thought no one lived in, but apparently someone did, they just never came out of the house. The house was really nice inside, and the people that lived there were totally nice. At the end of the nite, I was helping to clean up and some lady with weird dyed black hair and all dressed in black (creepy cause i'm totally picturing her) she smelled like vanilla too. Eek I hate vanilla!!! She gave me her card, and said, "If you want to come to anymore of these events you will have to host one at your house and be approved for membership of this club."
I took the card, and said okay, I'll look at my schedule and get back with you. Why does it feel like that at some of the events I go to, even though they aren't at peoples houses most of the time?! So weird. I was given a plate of snacks. It was a glass plate that was glued on to a bright green paper plate. Say huh?!?! For some reason, I was driving somewhere and holding the food out of the window of my car (which wasn't my car in real life), and they fell out or I dropped them, whatever. So I went out to get them. I didn't stop the car though, I just hopped out. Seriously. Whoever is a dream interpreter-and interprets these dreams is just going to tell me I have serious issues! LOL.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3 minute post! Day 3

Day 3 of 3 minutes blogging routine. Boring Day, again. Took Bai to school, worked on website stuff...Picked Bai up, took her to Choir Class. Went to Ross-Found Dave some work clothes, and me some cute pants. The rest of the store was completely empty basically. I couldn't believe it. I love going there for t-shirt style shirts for me. And I couldn't find ONE! So shocking it seemed. Then got stuff for dinner, and dog food. Gotta keep that Jazzy fed. :)
Then picked up Bai and her friend from Choir class, came home, and realized Bai left her coat, so I had to drive her all the back to class. ITs only like 2 1/2 miles away, but still.
Good news of the day, is I woke up at 7AM. Normally I sleep in way late, and feel kinda blah all day. I awoke with so much energy today. However at 9PM i'm ready for bed. I think its one of my medications that's making me feel that way. Unfortunately I cancelled my Neurology appointment for tomorrow, so now I don't know if I should just stop it again. Last time I did, I had a raging month long migraine. It was terrible. Couldn't get out of bed hardly at all. Well I believe my time is up... I'm going to go to bed. I made a wonderful dinner, so that was a great ending to a decent day. Baked chicken, mashed taters, and green beans. MMMMMMMM! :) Til Tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5-Day 2

Here's to another day of 3 minute update blog.

I'm totally addicted to this new show I've been watching this new show, and its totally consumed my life. I mistakenly looked online to see who the "mystery person" is. Eek! Total shocker! Today, I worked a lot on my blog(s). I'm excited to have motivation again. Glad I'm able to do it, and watch this crazy tv-show. Glad I have netflix. :)

Got Bailey from school, and she had a great day today. YAY!!! When we got home, she did a little Dr. Seuss play for me. Little cutie. Then we played with Jazzy, and had a few red vines.

Then we went to 7-11 and got a drink while waiting for Dave to get back so we could go to the CHinese Immersion meeting that I had a paper that said it started at 6:30. But noooo it actually started at 6PM. Argh. Thanks stupid school. Confuse me. Bai had a hard time sitting still and was being kinda goofy. So I had to take her out. Dave wasn't too pleased at all. We then came home, and decided to go get smashburger and bring it home and Dave & Bai watched Wreck it Ralph, after Bai did her homework. She did her math homework so fast! So proud.

In great news, I got season 2 of Duck Dynasty in the mail (or delivery service today). For some reason whomever delivers it, FedEx, UPS, OnTrac, can't seem to figure out that the garage door, nor or side door is NOT our front door. I always get the text that says, you're package has been delivered, but can't find it at the front door. Its like a treasure hunt! LOL. Duck Dynasty is hilarious!!

Hard Day

What do you do when your kid has a hard day at Kindergarten? Then she wakes up the next day and flat out refuses to go. It was very hard to be the mean parent this morning and force her to go. Luckily my kid is the best kid ever and a Turkey sandwich was the perfect bribe for her. Silly kid.
Yesterday was her first day back on track (year round school) after having 3 weeks off, so I guess getting adjusted back to the old ways and seeing all of her peers was hard. Apparently they all had trouble getting along.
When I picked her up though, after school she said her day was MUCH better. Thank goodness! I might have gone crazy, wondering what really happened, had she had a bad day again.
Being a 6 year old kid these days is such a hard job. I mean, she's got an ipad, ipods, iphones, netflix, hulu, huge fancy tv's, and video game consoles and a bunch of other cool things at her disposal. But ultimately having friendships is the BEST thing in the world.

Monday, March 4, 2013

3 Min Journal

I've heard of people doing a 5 minute journal, but since i'm a fairly fast typist I'm going to do a 3 minute journal, and i'm going to try and do it 5 times a week (or more if possible). It'll just be to catch up on my day, so I have something to look back on. I'd like to challenge all bloggers to do this, more often. I didn't say do it on your main blog you have, but you'll appreciate it later in life, i'm sure! It'll help me practice my bloggin skills, that I've been seriously lacking on lately. I've been working mostly on my crafty blog to get that up and going, and have seriously neglected this one! :)
So today, I picked Bai up from school and she was crying pretty much about her day. When I dropped her off, her friends had already been a bit mean to her and made her cry, but she got over that fast and I left her at school. I went home and did a few chores, then picked her up after school. So I had to run to Best Buy to pick up my new Jump Drive. That was interesting... Bai was still grumpy and upset, so we decided a trip for frozen yogurt would totally help her out. It totally did. She added gummy bears and gum balls and sprinkles to her cookie crush and vanilla froyo. I got my favorite flavor there. Raspberry Rap. MMMMMM. That is the best ever!!! She then called her Dad on the way home, and asked if we could have Subway for dinner. She loves Subway. He, of course said yes, and we went when he got home. After Subway we had to run into Target to get a few things. She got some color wonder paper. So I think we made up for her crappy day at school. Then we came home, and watched a couple TV shows, then got ready for bed. My day is not that exciting. Some days are, but today...NOT. :) Totally boring.
Well I guess except when Jazzy was interested in what I was eating for lunch...

PS: Don't forget to visit my other blog: Aim's Creations I've been working hard over there!!