Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Psalms 100:3

Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.

Today I am a bit frustrated. Ya see I started my workout and I have so many people who are just helping me along the way, giving me support, talking me through things that are hard, offering advice, remember their times going through the same things and that is great. But lets say I started talking about how I was going to do an hour of time each day with God on facebook. Would I get the encouragement, would I get the support, would I get the "I've been there too before trying to spend time with God and it's hard to give up time." No not all of my facebook friends are Christians so I would except weird faces when they say I would like to try to spend one hour with God each day, but it's the Christians who don't say anything, and don't think I'm pointing fingers because I know sometimes I've been the worst offender of not commenting on "Christian things" when did it become more important for EVERYONE in the world to take more care of their physical body than their mental and in my case my spiritual body? Wow I guess after these 90 days of P90X and trying to spend more time with God I hope to look different on the outside and the inside.

The verse at the top is my memory verse for today. See the Awana program now has books that the leaders can go through and I thought I needed to add that to my collection because I memorized so many verses as a kid and now I can't hardly remember any of them so I'm back and I'm going to start doing that. My other job for today is to start a prayer journal for the kids I'm leading at AWANA another good thing because we have kids at an age where they are still told what to do if they have to come to AWANA they come but these next eight years after jr high are when kids really start to become their own person. I know it's when I did the most growing, stumbling and searching in my life. So now I'll get off the computer and do that. I know I'm ok, but I know I can do better.

So much for this blog being about the kids! Oh well their time will come I'm sure. Oh here's a good conversation Kiah and I had last night Kiah: mommy why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Me: because of sin, we are all bad people and someone had to pay for what we did wrong. Kiah: so he left God in heaven? Me: yup Kiah: then God didn't have any friends. Me: well He could still see Jesus and all the people on the earth so I think He was ok. WOW she never ceases to amaze me!

Monday, October 26, 2009

89 more days

Well today was day one and it was HARD. I just felt like I was incapable of doing it. Not everything, no I enjoyed about 15 of the 58 minute workout. Haha. I know I'm just being hard on myself. I can't do a pushup to save my life and that was half of this workout. The other half was pull ups and I don't have a pull up bar or the bands they were talking about. Sometimes it stinks living so close from a big store where I could go buy either one of those things. Guess I'll wait until Thanksgiving but by then I'll be four weeks in. Oh well. I really do wish I had a partner to do it with me. I don't know when my mom was here and we did it together I would not want to quit. Weird because I know she wasn't watching me, but I didn't want to quit on her either. Tomorrow should hopefully be better maybe... doing plyometrics, I haven't done that since highschool/college. Tony the guy on the video says just keep pressing play. and that is what I plan to do.

Kjell has begun the demolition of our front porch. He actually started this weekend. Kjell's parents are coming out in two weekend and going to help us build a nice wood porch and putting in our new bathtub. Over thanksgiving we are going to buy the vanity for our "master" bathroom and maybe put the lights I bought for the main bathroom in the other bathroom since we haven't had time to change the wiring yet to get it in the main bath. We have new neighbors behind us. They are a couple we went to a Bible study with and they are kind of doing what we are doing they bought it and are doing one major project. Redoing the whole kitchen so they are living in the basement right now until the kitchen is done. They are lucky they have a finished basement. Maybe that will be where we go with next year's tax return. Who knows. Oh the good thing about demo on the porch. Kjell is using the old cement for our driveway. It gets pretty bad when it snows and we looked into paving it.... and that is a project a couple years down. I think he may be able to put the broken up cement in the whole driveway... meaning we can pull up the carpet under the carport. yes we have carpet in our carport actually in random places it's nailed down outside. Well going back to watch the eagles slaughter the redskins. Feel sorry for the skin's coach

Sunday, October 25, 2009

P day

So tomorrow is P-Day the day to end all days the day to begin all days. It's the day to start P90X and I don't know but for some reason that has made me stuff my cheeks like a hampster for the last week. Kjell did all the measuring of body parts today- all I can say is it's game time. I had to take a before picture and since I was wearing less than I would wear to the pool I think I'll keep that picture forever just for myself. Since I've ordered P90X I've seen it advertised everywhere. It's actually made me angry, why? because I hate doing what everyone else is doing DRIVES ME NUTS. I like to do something different not "normal" so I guess now I'm just joining the crowd. My goal is to lose 16.5 pounds from what I weighed tonight. My summer goal was not quite reached but I had gotten close enough to know that my goal weight needed to go about ten pounds more than where it was. For some reason after having kids the weight that looked ok before no longer looks ok!

Today we got family pictures taken first time ever. We also had Justus's pictures taken he was a grouch! did not want to sit he didn't want to stand during his indoor shots but he had fun once he discovered the leaves outside so I'm excited to see the new pictures.

I got our "Free full sized homopathic kids meds" I am not sure yet if I believe they work. Since Kiah was nice enough to get a head cold we've been able to try one of them. It's these tiny pellets that she had to take five every 20 minutes for an hour then every two hours after and it was supposed to stop the symptoms. Well we did the first hour and the first of the two hour ones and then stopped I didn't notice any changes. They also sent cough syrup that tastes just like honey I've heard that honey does some amazing things for colds and things. The other one is called oacillococcinum and it's supposed to offset flu symptoms before they start. This is a little tube you pour a powder on your tongue. Well not sure if those two work yet but you gotta give them points for crazy ideas of how to adminster their products.

Well finishing up watching football I've already clinched a victory over Kjell in fantasy, wasn't even pretty I had a 40 point lead with three guys left and he didn't have anyone left. The other league was a bit closer playing Jordan if Brandon Jacobs gets another touchdown I lose.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I still haven't figured out the way I'm going to take the blog. I named it for Kjell and I both but so far he hasn't gotten too interested. In fact the other day he asked who I was writting and I said I was writting on my blog. He's like you have a blog and said no we have a blog. I guess it really will end up being something that is probably just a place for me to get my thoughts and ideas out since I only have three followers! (I thank you three)

There's just so much on my mind right now I don't even know where to start. I guess with the fact that I should never watch the news before I go to bed. We used to but now we spend time online during that time. But we happend to catch and clip about this couple in the UK who had a bed and breakfast and are have now lost 80% of their buisness, and are facing a closing of their business and up to 8000 bucks in fees. Why? Because they had a muslim woman stay at their B&B and somehow the topic of religion came up. Well this couple was a Christian couple, who happend to disagree with the woman. Who then turned and sued them. Really, I know this is the UK but I thought the freedom of our thoughts and feelings were supposed to be protected. And to add to this, what would happen if the story was reversed. Can I as a Christian who is SICK of hollywood, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, that lady with short hair who HATES Christians can I go and sue them for millions. Well of course not, why because Christians are supposed to sit down and shut up while we just allow others to take over and treat us with the upmost disrespect and distain.

I attended a parenting class last night with Kjell, their books have a HUGE problem with spanking. I do believe that you have to be careful with how you use spanking, and after thinking about this for several weeks Kjell and I realized that Kiah maybe gets one or two spankings a week. We do try to use other methods first and NEVER spank her when we are angry. Well this book tried to tell us that the Bible has been interpruted wrong for two thousand years. That whole verse about spare the rod spoil the child. well the book said that rod actually refers to a shepard's staff, and it doesn't mean we are supposed to spank our children rather guide and direct them like a shepard. WELL first off DUH we are supposed to guide and direct our children but NO it doesn't mean shepards staff. if it did then why does it say in Psalms thy rod and thy staff they comfort me..... why would they use the same word. It says if we use the "violence of spanking in our house it will pour out into our streets." so watch out Atwood looks like my three year old is about to come by for a drive by. Do these people really even have children? I worked in an urban area for two years, where I doubt many of the kids were ever spanked. beaten some yes but for the most part, forgotten, ignored looked at as being more of a problem than being part of the solution. Vilence pouring out into the streets... YUP. My idea is maybe the more the child is ignored the more of an issue with lashing out.

Then there's the whole issue with cookie monster now telling children they shouldn't eat cookies. REALLY??? The cookie monster is telling us not to eat cookies, that's almost like the President of the USA not not standing up for the USA....... oh...... My guess is what parents need to do in this situation is get their kids off the couch watching seseme street all day and hang out with them. Kiah is lucky to get 30 minutes of tv a day (more on the weekend since mommy and daddy like to watch football but it's family time as well) What else does Kiah get EVERY DAY that's right *gasp!!!!* a cookie, yes folks I feed my daughter one cookie basically everyday. She's skinny as can be, healthy and happy. Yeah we eat things in moderation it's not ten cookies a day it's one cookie, but really when the cookie monster turns on everything he stands for I don't know what could get worse.

Ok one more rant. I am on the no call list so Mobile Alabama blind people please don't call me and hang up again. During nap time waking up both kids. I really hate it when people do that. I didn't answer my phone fast enough or something (one and a half rings) so now they will call everyday at nap time until I'm actually the "lucky" one who gets to talk to a real person. Fabuloso!

On a brighter note Justus got his first hair cut yesterday, he looks so grown up, and also I think I may now have him be a vampire for halloween. He had no top teeth but his canines are coming in! LOL so he would do great and with all the Twilight hype and yes mommy read all four books and can't wait for the movie to come out.. it might just work!

I have to bring snacks to Kiah's preschool tomorrow and what did I make sugar cookies so take that cookie monster. I do think I will try to post my P90X progress on here as well. I was looking through the stuff today and think just even writting on here about it if no on reads it, i will feel more accountable. 90 days is a long time to devote an hour to a workout. Hummm just thinking wouldn't it be awesome if I did that with God too. Get spiritually and physically fit at the same time. Maybe I'll go back through some of my old Bible study books from Spring Hill till we get something set up here. Did some really good ones then.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

This has been a great week for my online survey rewards. I got two checks in the mail this week for a total of 65 dollars. And today I realized Kjell had enough points to cash out for a 25 dollars home depot gift card. Not bad for only working when I have time. Tonight I have to go to our church to help with smorgasborg I had to make a potato recipie so I made one for our family at the same time so that we could eat on ours for about 2 meals. Now I'm going to relax until I have to go to church. I got Kiah's room clean today. Not sure why I bother five minutes with her and Justus in there and it's not in good shape anymore! Enjoying the Oklahoma Texas game. As odd as it is I kinda like both teams. I used to be an OU fan but I really hate them always playing their school song. And Kjell and I saw Texas last year and enjoyed that (haha they killed Kansas and it was freezing!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

well I am starting to get all sorts of offers to try products for free if I will blog about them. I wonder if they check my blog to see if I have any posts. or followers for that matter. Will I become one of those who starts talking about all the money I save (like getting three cards today from shutterfly for .99 and they all have wonderful pics of my family on them) or all the other great awesome free stuff I've gotten lately... I don't know this was supposed to be a family blog but I can tell you that hiptosave.blogspot.com is where I get a lot of my good stuff. To think all this free stuff started out as a walmart thing with me and my mom and now has progressed into so much more. getting free stuff almost every day in my mailbox is fun. I am still doing all the online survays too and have managed to bring in 65 dollars this week and am hoping my check for 50 will come as well. It does take some time but I do get to stay home with my family and I only work when I want to. hopefully I'll get to try these two new products they are talking about one is a temple thermomiter thing. I would love to try this because I have yet to find one that is accurate for my family. I end up taking one of the kids' temps and then taking mine to see if their's is high. So I think something that would be easy and fast would be great. I would love it to get it soon since I'm bound to have H1N1 hit my household in the near future.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So I haven't posted a blog in a long time. So much has been going on lately I don't really even have time to do anything special. I guess I got out of the mood for writting when I wrote a whole bunch during the BAK but couldn't put them on here without the internet so I saved them to a word document but who knew you can't copy and past those things in. Oh well hopefully I'll get better at writting again it may take a couple of weeks since I have two more weeks of volleyball. My baby boy turned ONE yesterday he had a pretty good day. He fell off the bed right when he got up in the morning wasn't I a great mom! At his party he ate his whole entire little cake. I will try to get some pictures up here shortly