Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm Distracted

So much so that I almost burnt my house down. A Bisquick box never belongs on a stove top especially when the burner is on. Not a good idea. Not to worry - The Hubs caught it and saved the day. I was just standing around thinking - What is that smell? Smells like something is burning. Huh! Maybe it smelled like it because SOMETHING WAS!

I am distracted because our really good friends gave birth to a beautiful little girl on Monday. Daddy delivered her on the bathroom floor after the hospital sent them home. Trust me though when I say if there was any one I would trust delivering a baby other than the doctor and perhaps The Hubs - it is this guy. Truly amazing he is! Mama too. What a trooper!

So - things have not been so easy since and little Baby J is having some complications. She is now at Children's Hospital and has tested positive for Downs Syndrome. She is beautiful and seems to have a strong spirit - a real fighter. Her pictures are gorgeous and we can't wait to meet her.

So I am distracted and wish I could be there instead of here. I wish there was something I could do. These friends have been with us for every one of our three deliveries. They are truly amazing people and such special friends.

But I am here, what seems to be a million miles away, wishing and sending up prayers. Lots of prayers. So I am asking for everyone to pray with me. Please send up a prayer for our friends and there little blessing from above. Every little bit helps.

Have a wonderful, safe, and blessed New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doggone Happy

Now doesn't HE look comfy? I don't know but I think he is pretty darn happy in his new home. On MY couch.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This Mama Needs a Vacation

Okay - So I don't know where Lady Di is. Probably in bed like this:

I only say that because that was me this morning (well not really ME!) You get the point.

Just wanting to wish the world away. Having no desire to get up and go. What is going on? WE are in a funk and the FUNK seems to be going around this year. I have been reading some blogs and talking to friends and it is a reoccurring theme. So we are starting a movement - SAY NO TO THE FUNK!! Just do it! DON'T allow it to enter your day. If you start to feel a little down - Call a friend and talk about something exciting or fun. Plan a trip. Lady Di and I are going to Vegas in February with one of our college friends. We will probably just sleep but at least we will be uninterrupted. I dream of no interruptions. Go get a pedicure or a hand and foot massage. Something!

Anyway: That's it Ladies and Gents : Say NO to the funk!

So I am going to give this Mama Drama Monday a Whirl. Wish me luck:

You know you have Mama Drama if:

1. The YP gets ticked off at the hubs and is so stubborn that she refuses to ask for help when she has to go potty. You are completely unaware and realize something is wrong when you are in the kitchen and you and The Hubs keep asking, "What is that smell?" "Did you throw away a dirty diaper?" "Are you sure?" You finally go to investigate "the smell" and walk in on a scene that makes you gasp in utter dismay, gag, scream, and run.

She had to go, refused to call for help, removed dirty panties, tried to wipe, tried to put on new panties and when all the above failed she ran and hid in her sisters closet. Let's just say Barbies convertible ended up in the sanitize cycle in the dishwasher.

2. Same little girl is bare bottomed on your bed and pees all over your coveted, sacred Scandia Down pillow. You throw it in the washer and leave to make Tamales and come home to what looks like a mostly empty pillow case with clumps of stinky feathers. Lot's of drama - trust me! This is after The Hubs broke a tea cup from England and I chipped my favorite tea pot.

3. You have a migraine - It's 5:45 am haven't slept at all and not feeling well and the whole family converges on your bed talking away with 10:00am voices. Irritated, tired and not fully awake The Hubs says something with the words, 'why don't you.........' ( I seriously don't remember the rest of his sentence ) When you reply "Why don't you shut your mouth!" OOPS. Totally slipped out - not what I meant to say at all. Honestly! Thank heavens The Hubs is a saint because he just got up, closed the door and said calmly, "let's leave Mama alone." I couldn't sleep after that and got up and apologized.

4. When the Hubs has to literally pull apart the YP and the MP because of a full on brawl. Yep the 2 year old and the 4 year old were starring in there own mini version of WWF. Nice - Huh?

So after this whole week - This Mama was not in a good mood. So finally you know you have Mama Drama when.............

5. After a day of being on your feet for 9 hours making tamales with the background noise of fighting, yelling, whining, tattle telling - you blow and send everyone to bed. The OP is in her room crying and singing the blues, The MP is screaming for her Daddy and won't dare come out and the YP (the bravest of them all) comes running out (I am assuming to find The Hubs), sees mama and turns and runs back without a word and went to sleep. She knew.

Well there you have it - Amy's Mama drama. Really I find it all quite funny. It is just life! I wouldn't trade it for the world and honestly I don't last two days without missing this crew.

Maybe Lady Di will add hers later.

Spill it! What was your drama?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Are you ready?

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not! So today I am going shopping. Wish me luck. I am going to need it. You see, I had a plan. 'Had' being the key word. The plan never unfolded so now I am unsure of what I have, what I want, and what I need but it's all good, right? Right!

Honestly where is the time going? I missed a Friday Five and I think I actually missed the whole Friday! Just skipped on over it that is what I did! I think we should all be worried that an alien is sucking the time away through some sort of hole in the atmosphere. It's getting scary. Then the whole week passed me by and I don't even really remember what I did. Now that is SCARY! I am going to go with............ unpacked. Yep that is what I did.

Anyhow, it is Friday again and what did I learn? WHAT did I LEARN?

1. I learned that little boys toilets are less than pleasing. I am so so glad I have girls. SO GLAD! I think if I ever have a boy I will install a urinal and require aiming sessions with an experienced aimer. I know of one - he is trained!

2. I learned that my dream house is just 7 miles away from my house and I WANT it - then I want to move it to a warmer climate.

3. Never say never. Remember a couple posts ago - something about a friend and her horribly bad day that I was thankful not to have? I had it. Last night. I should have known when I said my little YP would never have such an experience that I would eat those words. Well it wasn't as bad - so I am still thankful. It could have been so much worse.

4. That the Hubs being home all the time while I am at home is probably not the best idea. Down time is not good. Down time will result in the possibility of having the problem stated in #1. I know. TMI. But hey it is something I learned. He will be blushing when he reads this. I love it when he blushes. Love it. It makes me feel like we are in High School again and not in our mid 30's - Which is just sad!

5. Wood floors + smallish house+ and two dogs = CRAZY OCD WOMAN!

What did you learn? Do share!

Have a FABULOUS DAY and a WONDERFUL weekend!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Next Stop...Crazytown (That's Where I Live)

You Know You Have Mama Drama When....

1. Your sons says he wants to have a friend come for a sleepover, only to realize that the "friend" has four legs, is furry, and whistles...yes whistles at the butt crack of dawn when he wants to get breakfast. Yes, that's right, my son was asked to have the honors of taking care of the class pet over the weekend. Cooper the guinea pig has graced us with his presence the last TWO weekends.

2. You're trying to make dinner and two of your children run outside with out socks and shoes on (it's been freezing at night) when the neighbors pulled up, the youngest (who is sick) can't go outside so decides to climb onto kitchen counter and yell "HI" out the window at everyone with her little froggy voice. The door was left freakin' wide open, hubby is no where to be found, and you look over and see that our "guest" Cooper the guinea pig is just chillin' under the Christmas tree. Yep, it's an insane asylum here and the inmates are running it.

3. You find it amazing that in all your career as a mother not once has a little thing like being sick stop you from taking care of kids and things around the house. In fact, I remember getting strep throat 1 day after coming home from the hospital with a new baby. I nursed and took care of a new baby, a 3 year old, and the hubs was not around (because he started a new job, but still). However, it's a whole different story when the hubs gets sick. You know, the guy hardly ever gets sick, but the dude gets a cold...a cold and it might as well be H1N1. He was pathetic. I think the kids are less cranky when they have a cold.

And Finally,

4. Your 7 yr. old son is shreiking because the 3 yr. old is taunting him with a "moth". She's on the step waving the "moth" in front of him, hence not allowing him access to his beloved tractors upstairs. You go to investigate the situation only to find your son almost near tears, convinced that lil' Miss Thing has a moth in her hand. You ask her what the heck is actually in her hand and she says, "Oh mom it's not a moth it's just cwrap!" Sure enough, it was indeed just "cwrap", a piece of old tape that at first glance did indeed look like a moth or some type of bug. Now I deal with the fact that my little girl seems to be 3 going on 13 with the special talent of being able to easily taunt and tease her older brother, not to mention her colorful vocabulary skills!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Awards and Yummy Treat Winners

So Lady Di didn't do Mama Drama Monday this week because................ well she was having what else but DRAMA! Something to do with a sick husband and a hamster. So she promised Monday was going to be filled with exciting drama. She PROMISED! Then I had planned on doing some posts and The Hubs stole my computer. STOLE it and used it ALL DAY! Needless to say - no posts!

Anyhow while we were distracted we got some awards:

The ever so lovely One Lovely Blog Award came from Angela at This is Just Me and My Little World Her blog is cute - go check it out.

Thanks Angela we really appreciate the love. I/we have so many awards to pass off and as promised I/we will get to them soon. Such procrastination - I swear I have been busy and cold. Did I mention cold? Like -22 degrees cold. It has been an interesting week for us Arizona transplanted in Montana people.

Next we got this cute Lemonade Award:
from Always a Mom. Thanks ever so much! So the rules with this one are as follows:

1. Thank the giver of the award and link their blog.
2. List 5 Things about yourself
3. Link 5 new recipients and notify them.

5 Current things about me:

1. I love the holidays and can't wait to get my chores/unpacking done so that I can enjoy it a bit more.

2. I love to bake and miss my old kitchen tremendously.

3. I believe that pie really does fix everything! A homemade one does anyway. I have a new one that most surely fixes everything. I hope to post that one soon on Eat Your Peas.

4. I don't like having dog hair in my house and my OCD about cleanliness is getting worse because of the dog hair in my house. I am going INSANE.

5. My current favorite accessory item - Hats! Love them. Cute little newsboy hats. I just started making them and I love them.

So now I must pass this on. So I think I will go ahead and just do that right now

I pass this little Lemonade Award to:

A new bloggy friend and her blog has my current favorite colors

such a cute blog name and I love her name too!

I love her Sundays in My City and She has something new go check it out at:

Short Mama at Family of Shorts
another favorite of mine. Love her open letters

Being Me at Mothers Always
A new find.

So there's that and then there is this: Our winners of our very yummy treats just because we love you - so exciting. I say winners because I had so much fun picking one that I decided to pick another.

So Amy at Keeping Up With the Schultz Family and Lisa Anne at Smell The Coffee Lisa You Won! Just our little way of saying Thank you for sticking with us these past few months while we have not been ourselves. I am so so excited and can't wait for you to get your yummy prizes. Email me (Amy) your address.

Have a wonderful day from the Drama Mamas!

Oh I almost forgot! One more shout out. My GRANDMA started a blog. So funny! She is a great writer and I thought she needed a place to write and vent so I hooked her up. She is very Sassy and VERY opinionated, especially about the government. I enjoy reading what she has to say and figure she has been through more than the average person and has seen pretty much everything and has earned her right to be heard. Anyhow would you do me a favor and pay her a visit and leave her some comment love, The Old Lady Rants. Check it out. ~Amy~

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Are You Having a Bad Day?

So the other day I thought that I was having a pretty rotten day until my friend texted this text:

Today the boy has smeared poop on himself, my bed, some toys, and the toilet. He has poked me with a sharp object and has THROWN spaghetti with sauce ALL OVER my kitchen! I'm going to lose my mind!! HELP.

My day was suddenly looking up!

So this morning after a total of 3 hours of sleep between horrible anxiety and the YP not sleeping, she has a tooth coming in and was inconsolable all night. The hubs is away on a trip and the dogs got up at 5 ( i went to bed at 3), I broke the coffee pot and the paper towel dispenser, the Basset Hound PEED on my couch and I got a visitor (hence the anxiety) after a three month hiatus, and we are out of milk {which is more traumatic then you think}. All this before 9 am. So I opened my phone and read that message again and reminded myself that in comparison my day was still pretty good.

So if you are having a rotten day today or any day just remember it could be worse - you could have poop on your pillow and spaghetti in your hair!

Have a great day! I am off to take a Basset hound to the taxidermist. {Just Kidding}

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Five: Unthaw me!

Help it is so cold here! I am freeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing! The OP said on the way to school as she noticed the temperature gauge display, -1 degree, "That is NOT good! I think we need to go back to Arizona so we can get warm again." I agree. I'll go pack?

Some things I learned this week:

1. When the weather man says the "highs will be in the single digits the next few days" he becomes public enemy number one and I want to hunt him down and throw something at him. SINGLE DIGITS for the HIGHS! YIKES! Did I say I moved from Arizona and before that I was born and raised in California? I am I was. The YP is not adjusting well. She doesn't like this cold weather. I think if she could - she would crawl back inside of me. She tries as soon as that coldness hits her in the face.

2. People here are GRUMPY and MOODY! Perhaps it is because they are FROZEN!

3. Grumpy people make me grumpy and I want to slap them until they snap out of it. { boy am I violent these days} I blame them - the grumpy people.

4. That next year I will not shop on black Friday because cyber Monday has better deals, which is/was annoying. Why wake up at 3am in the morning and shop non stop for 12 hours fighting crowds and grumpy pushy people when I can sit at home in my jammies and get better deals 3 days later? Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

5. One of our dogs is not adjusting well to the city life. Our Basset Hound is homesick and I am afraid that we are going to have to get rid of him and that makes me sad. I hope he gets better. I don't blame him - at home he could chase rabbits lay in the sun and run around for miles. Here he is confined to a small yard or the house. There are no rabbits and his ears are about to freeze off. I would be sad too.

Well there you have it. What did you learn this week? Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend. Stay warm.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crazy Busy Frazzled Stressed and Something for You for Being You!

Wait. I'm kidding. Don't leave. Not yet anyway!

I found this on google images and thought I would share because it's funny and most of us are mom's and stress just comes along with the job. I know Lady Di is feeling the same way these days. I haven't talked to her much *boo* but I'm feelin' her vibes.

A Prayer for the Stressed!

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I cannot accept {Which, btw, are many right now},
and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had
to kill today because they pissed me off. {not really}

And also, help me to be careful of the toes I step on
today as they may be connected to the hiney {it didn't say "hiney" but you get the drift} that I may have
to kiss tomorrow.

Help me to always give 100% at work.......
12% on Monday
23% on Tuesday
40% on Wednesday
20% on Thursday
5% on Fridays {ya right - never happenin'}

And help me to remember...............
When I'm having a really bad day,
and it seems that people are trying to piss me off {they don't have to try real hard},
that it takes 42 muscles to frown and
only 4 to extend my middle finger and tell them to bite me! {I would NEVER do that!, really I wouldn't but Lady Di would. :0)}


On another note, a happy yummy one, if you have commented on a post in the last two months, well since things just got crazy busy around here - so maybe three, you have been entered in a giveaway - a very 'yummy make you happy all day' sort of giveaway. Are you not happy already? For each time you have commented you get an entry and if you follow you get two more. Winner will be announced on Monday Mama Drama. If I say it is so it will happen {clear my throat **wink wink** Lady Di}

Well have a fabulous day! I feel better already.

Our Mission

To have a safe place where you can air all your mama drama without judgement, cause we know you don't always have the kids in bed by 7 and make creme brulee for dessert every night.

Oh yeah.........

and if you do, you're on the wrong blog!