Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hey guys!  I just made a post right before this, but I wanted to post my "Happy Halloween!" post on Halloween night.  So, here you go.  


To celebrate Halloween, we went to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday night.  
 We didn't stay the whole time, but we had a blast.  They had a ghost train, a haunted house, a toddler area, a trick-or-treat line (which we skipped), a dinosaur "exhibit", and a whole bunch of other stuff.  As soon as we got in, we rushed to the ghost train line because we heard that it gets really long really fast.  It's a good thing we did, because the line was at least an hour long within the first few minutes!  In addition, we're glad to have gone in the daylight because it was less scary for Harper (and me).  Right after the ghost train, we hopped in the still short haunted house line.  They had a "non-scary" side, which we utilized.  Again, I'm very grateful for that, because I do not like scary things.  I know, I know, I'm a wimp.  Harper enjoyed all of it though.  He kept saying "Happy Halloween!" and giving high fives to everyone in the haunted house.  


After that, we went to the toddler area, where we played some of the games and got non-candy "treats."  That's code for whistles.  Yeah, that's what we need zoo, three year olds with whistles.  Like they aren't loud enough on their own.  

Last, we went to see the dinosaurs.  After that, we took a few pictures with some Star Wars guys, and went home.  



Yes we skipped the trick-or-treat line, and any candy Harper did get was traded for a 'special surprise.'  This is an idea I got from a fellow blogger.  She mentioned that she had her kids trade their candy for a present.  I loved that idea, and it totally works.  If you read my previous post, you saw that I'm having some health issues.  Those issues made me realize we need to make some serious changes in our lifestyle.  Part of that change is cutting out junk.  Candy is junk.  In moderation, it's usually fine, but at this point in my life, even a little is unacceptable.  I know that if I have it in the house, I'll eat it.  I'm admitting right now that I have very little self control when it comes to sweets.  So, we opted to forego the sweets all together, and replace it with a surprise.  


All in all, it was a great holiday weekend.  I got some work done, and we had some family fun.  


I hope all of yall had a great holiday as well!  

...It's because I'm fat.

Hey guys.  It's been a week and a day since I last posted.  I've had so much going on that it's really hard to catch my breath.  I'm not ready to share all of it (I honestly don't know if I'll ever be ready...), but I can tell you a little bit about my week.  


It has been a blur of doctors appointments and school for me.  This is the part I'm not totally ready to discuss with you guys.  Honestly, I don't know all of the details myself.  I will say this though, if any of you pray please pray for my health.  What I can share is this, I had an ultrasound a few months back, and apparently I've got a cyst on my ovary.  It's really not that big a deal, but last week when they rechecked the ultrasound and did some blood work I found out I'm anemic.  Again, the anemia isn't that big of a deal.  I mean, I don't eat meat, so it's not really a surprise that I've got low iron.  Plus, I've kind of been hovering on the edge of anemia since I was a young teenager.  The thing I don't want to mention....well, I don't want to mention it.  It's the thing I don't know about yet.  I have yet another ultrasound and more blood work later this month to figure things out.  Hopefully I get good answers soon, because I'm kind of freaking out.  I know this is awfully rotten of me, but trust me, when I get my results, I will be posting about what's happened.  And I will let yall know what the results were.  I should know something tomorrow though.  

That said, these health concerns of mine have caused me to really rethink what I'm doing to my body.  I'm going to be totally candid with you guys.  Right now Last month I weighed more than I ever have before.  Here are my numbers:

Height: 5'4


2006
Pre-pregnancy weight: 140
Pre-pregnancy size: 12


2007
Post-pregnancy weight: 165-180
Post-pregnancy size: 14


2008
Weight: 185
Size: 16


2010
Weight: 245
Size: 18

I'm ashamed to say that this is me.  I have really "let myself go."  In the last month or so, however, I have been working out a little more and attempting to eat better.  Though I was doing slightly better than before, I still have to admit that it wasn't a fully heartfelt attempt.  Well, All that changed this week when I went to my doctors appointments.  I've thrown myself into eating healthier.  I've upped the working out as much as possible.  It's still not enough, but I can only do what I have time to do.  


I went to the grocery store and bought basically one of everything from the produce section.  Ok, not really.  But I did buy a good bit of fresh produce, in addition to other healthy goodies.  I can happily say that I've lost between 6 or 7 pounds at least.  It seems to have all been lost from my boobs, but whatever.  Any loss is good loss, right?  


So, that was last week, and all I can do now is pray and move forward with whatever happens.  So, if yall pray, please pray for me.  


Oh, I'm hoping to blog a Halloween post soon.  :)  That should be much less stressful.  

Saturday, October 23, 2010

NEW JEEP!

We got our Jeep!  We went this morning and officially traded in our van for the Jeep Liberty.

Harper was sad to see the van go.  It's honestly been the most constant thing in his life (aside from me and Heath of course).  We move every two years or less, but we've had this van as long as he can remember.  
When asked if he would get out, he said "I don't want to get rid of the van."  For a few minutes, he didn't budge.  

Goodbye van.  You've been good to us, but it's time to move on.  



 Hello new Jeep!  Isn't it beautiful!?  Once Harper said goodbye and "I love you," to the van, he warmed up pretty quickly.  

 I LOVE this photo.  I've dreamed about a Jeep since I was 12, and now I have one.  Maybe it's weird, but I'm really happy Harper gets to grow up with a Jeep as a family car.  

Guilty.

So, remember a few posts ago, when I put up pictures of my really messy house?  Well, it guilted me into cleaning right away.  Of course, as soon as my guys got home I had to stop. I can never get much done with them home, because it takes all my effort to just maintain what they take out.  Haha.

But, here's what I've gotten to so far.  :)
A cleaner room.


 A cleaner office.  Well, at least half of it.  

And finally, a clean living room.  

I'm no where near finished, but it's a start anyway.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The good (minus the bad and the ugly...)

....because, you know, I already went there in Rude neighbors and reorganizing.  I figured I needed some balance, so here's all the good.

1.  Two weekends ago I went for a pedicure and to the movies with my Aunt, 2 cousins, and Heath and Harper (the boys skipped the mani/pedis).  It was a blast to get some girl time and to hang out with my cousins.  They're both preteens, and they're seriously a blast.
Oh, we saw Legend of the Guardians in 3-D.  It was a great movie, and it was spectacular in 3-D.  I didn't really expect to like it, but I was pleasantly proven way wrong.  

2.  My next good thing is delicious!  I got a few fall cooking magazines, and everything looked delicious.  I found these cookies, which not only looked great but, as cookies go, were relatively few in calories.  So, I had to make them.  They're apple-date cookies and they are as good as they look.  

The flip side to this good thing though, is that JUST after I took this picture, Heath dropped a glass on them, showering each and every beautiful, delicious cookie with tiny shards of glass, making them all trash.  I cried.  But...I got over it, because I had another roll in the fridge.  

3.  My next good thing is still a work in progress, and it might end up being nothing more than a few photos, but that's alright with me.  I entered Harper in the Gap Kids Casting Call.  I doubt he'll get to actually be a Gap kid, but to enter him, I had to take his picture.  I figured, Gap photos equal Gap clothes.  That meant shopping.  :)  Let me just say that I usually hate shopping for me, but I like shopping for my little boy.  So, I found him some cute jeans and a super cute shirt, which he could not stand until I got it on him.  Then he liked it.  Go figure.  So, here are my pictures from our "photo shoot." By that, I mean, here's the result of me bribing him with the "How to Train Your Dragon" movie and a treat if he agreed to smile and let me take a few photos.  He reluctantly agreed, but the result is seriously cute.  









4. I showed you a little before, but I wanted to make sure I put it on my happy list.  Heath ordered some Beauty and the Beast lithographs for me!  He always fills out the Disney rewards we get online.  I never do it, and I always thought it was kind of pointless.  I mean, you have to have like billions of points to be able to actually cash it in for a trip to Disney.  I never really think about the smaller things you could get.  Well, I guess Heath found these lithographs on there and he ordered them with our points.  Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid were my favorite movies growing up.  As I got older though, Belle beat out Ariel.  I love her, and her story, because she’s smart.  She and the beast get to know one another.  They really care about each other.  Not to mention her dresses are so cute!  I know I’ve given it too much thought for a Disney movie, but I love it nonetheless.  So, here are my lithographs.  I framed them and hung them up over my desk.  (I didn’t know where else to put them!) 







5. My next happy thing, I pre ordered the new MCR Album!  I should have it mid-November, and I’m really excited.  I’m going to be rocking it out while I cook our Thanksgiving dinner.  That’s for sure. 

6. Oh, my last happy is only a possibility.  We haven’t made a decision yet, and I’d actually really love yall’s input.  We’re thinking about trading in our Dodge Grand caravan for a Jeep Patriot.    Our van’s about 8 years old and has nearly 100,000 miles on it.  The Patriot we’re looking at is an 09 and it’s only got 13,000 miles on it.  It’s in good condition, though we’ll take it in to run some tests on it before we buy, just to be sure.  The van has had a few minor issues, though nothing that wasn’t “regular wear and tear”.  By the way, “regular wear and tear” constitutes way too much stuff, just for the record.   It’s been pretty good to us, and we only owe 3,000 on it.  But the Jeep is a great deal; they’d sell it for about 1,500 less than what they could sell it for.  I’m torn though, because we could pay the van off pretty soon and have no car payment, but I’ve dreamed about owning a Jeep since I was 12, and it is a great deal.  What should I do?

Oh, I should mention that we’re going to try to test drive it tomorrow.  At that point, I’ll probably be so in love with the damn thing that nothing else will matter, so tell me quick!  Should we buy or not?  What would you do?  

Alright, that's all for now guys!  I've got to clean my house.  I promise though, I'll try to be more consistent about blogging!  

Rude neighbors and reorganizing.

Hey guys!  I realize it's been a few weeks since I blogged consistently.  However, I find myself in the very rare situation of being completely and totally alone at the moment.  It's weird, but I'll take it. So, let me catch yall up.  If you can get through all my bitching, you might get rewarded with some photos.  Haha.  Oh you'll see.  :)

Well, a few weeks ago, my husband and I were laying in bed.  We were just talking and laughing.  I didn't think we were being loud, but apparently our not so friendly neighbor did.  He felt it necessary to bang on the wall.  Rude.

I wanted to pound his face in.  I'm not a fighter, but this inflamed me.  Do you want to know why?  Oh I'll tell you.  It made me very angry because, we hear him too!

(So, on the needle-in-a-haystack chance that you read this too Mr. Snooty-Booty-neighbor, I hear you too!  I've heard you often.  Yes, once I even heard you whining to your mother on the phone.  If I remember correctly, you were telling her you you'd "settle" down when you were ready. So, there.)


So anyway, this incident prompted me to do two things.  First, I rearranged my bedroom, because I wanted to get as far away from that shared wall as possible.  Second, I inconveniently parked.  See, the way our apartment is arranged, we all park in a row at the front of the complex, then there's a fence with 1 gate to get in.  Well, I'm between him and the gate, and I used to pull back a little to allow him room to walk by.  Well, now I don't. I realize it's a very small, yet pretty passive aggressive thing to do, but it makes me viciously happy.  Eventually I'll let up, maybe.

But I can tell you this, he's been rather...quiet over there these past few weeks.  And, he hasn't been rude.  And, oddly enough, I haven't even seen him at all.

I didn't realize I was this passive aggressive until now.  I know, I know, I probably should be a little ashamed of my passive aggressive behavior.  Let me tell you a secret though: I'm not at all ashamed of it.  Maybe it's mean, but I'm tired of people being rude.  And I'm tired of continuing to be nice when other people are not.
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For those of you who don't actually know me, I might be coming off totally rude, so let me take a minute to say this.  Typically I'm a pretty nice person.  Really.  I try to help people when I can.  I'm usually pretty generous and forgiving with most people.  It's just that here lately I've noticed how mean people are.  If I'm being honest, I probably have been more short fused than normal too, for reasons that have nothing to do with anyone else.  But neighbors banging on the wall when we can hear him too, that's rude.  People continuously cutting me off in traffic, that's rude too.  People expecting my notes from class just because I write fast (then not even trying to write their own notes because they think I'm doing it for them), that's rude.  
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Ok, so, after the neighbor fiasco, I decided to rearrange my bedroom, which I did.  I don't have a picture of that because my bedroom is always a disaster area.  It's the catch all for a lot of stuff.  I'd like to think that it's all Heath, but it's totally not.  Since you've been such nice readers so far, I'll let you see my messy room.  I know, big treat right.  Well, after you see it, you might decide the better "treat" would be to not have seen it at all.  

 Seriously, messy bed, stacks of junk on just about everything.  Haha, and my mac sitting on the bed.  That's right, I seriously went back there, computer in hand, at took a picture of my pigsty.  I'm secretly hoping that me putting this picture on here will motivate me to get my ass up and clean my house!  It's starting to work already.  Mission accomplished.  Sort of.

So, this bedroom rearranging (oh, the bed used to be under the green poster, but that's the shared wall) inspired a whole home of rearranging.  I shifted every room in the house except the bathrooms and kitchen.  If I could have done something with those I totally would have.  It's still a work in progress that's taken way too long because pesky things like school and caring for my child keep getting in the way.  I'm finishing it this weekend though.  Actually, I'm finishing it as soon as I finish this post.  Homework be damned, I need a clean house to feel happy again.  


In order to further motivate myself to do it, here are the pictures of the rest of my messy house.  Please, don't alert one of those TLC/HGTV crews that come in and deal with extremely messy people yet because, I promise it'll be better soon.  


Here's the living room.  It's actually not too messy.  Just ignore the toys on the sofa and floor.  


Here's the den.  It's still a work in progress.  Things are out that should be put away.  But if you look on the left, there are some pictures.  Those are lithographs from Beauty and the Beast.  Heath got them for me!  I love them!
 More den.  See?  Messy.  
 Another den picture.  

 Here's our son Harper's room.  It's actually not that messy, compared to normal.  
 Another view.  

 Oh, and here's my messy kitchen/laundry room/giant pile of crap.  Yeah, that whole pile of junk that creates a fire hazard in front of the back door, yeah, that is my laundry pile.  Not to mention the sink full of dishes and the food on the table that never got put away.  Gosh I'm awesome.  

More, happier posts are coming, right now.  Haha, and hopefully later tonight I'll be able to post pictures of my wonderfully beautifully cleaned house.  Yeah, right.  

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vote for Harper in the Gap Casting Call!

Hey guys.  I don't usually do this stuff, but I entered Harper in the Gap Kids Casting Call contest.  He could be a Gap Kid, right?  So, I'd be ever so grateful if you'd vote for him... once a day... until voting ends... on November 14th.   Or, at least as much as you can.  Oh, and vote for my fellow blogger Brittany's little girl, too!  The winner of the fan vote gets $1000 Gap gift card!  


Friday, October 15, 2010

Time flies when you're having...oh wait....

I realized that my last post was last weekend.  I know it's quite lazy of me, especially because a lot of you post much more often than I do.  (And it's usually pretty darn good stuff too!  I don't know how yall do it.)

So, I figured I'd hop on here really quickly while the hubs is out and the little one is asleep.  Which reminds me [bad mom alert!], it's currently 20 minutes until 7, and I'm letting my three year old nap.  He's totally not going to sleep tonight, and I realize this, but I just really wanted the break.

It's Friday now, and I'm officially done with midterms.  They were exhausting, and I've decided that there's no chance in hell that midterms or finals are any indication of how much you know.  They only show how much coffee you can drink.  Or how many headaches you can have.  Or how much sleep you can lose.  I also decided that tests need to be staggered.  Universities should organize some kind of schedule so that each subject can have tests during a certain week.  Example: Week 1: English Tests, Week 2: Math Tests, Week 3: Science Tests, etc...  I think kids (and college students)would do a ton better in school if this was the case.

Anyway, Heath just got home, and I really need to wake Harper...and cook diner, and start homework, and clean house...

Talk to you guys later!  Have a good weekend.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My blog's name

Today I was thinking about my blog's name, and how much I really love it.  I don't know about yall, but when I was starting my blog I racked my brain for a cute, clever, catchy name for my blog.  I had nothing.  I mean, I'm not that clever anyway, but when I tried to think of a good name, my mind went blank.  Completely and totally blank.  


Well, I ended up with something along the lines of "Thoughts about school, kids, moving, and everything in between."  Is it any surprise that it's kind of long-winded?  I liked it but it was just too long.  I knew that.  Still, I used it because it's the best I could do.  


Well, sort of recently my friend Brittany (check out her blog!) made a button for me.  In it she shortened my wordy title to "Thoughts about everything in between."  I fell in love with it immediately.  I changed my blog's official title that very day.  Since then I've been thinking a little bit about that blog title, and how perfect it really is.  


This is a blog about exactly what it says, "everything in between", because that's what I think is the most important. Hear me out, for most of us, during our lives we hit most of the "big" milestones.  We graduate from high school, we get married, we have kids, one day we graduate from college, we start our careers, maybe we have more kids, we retire, maybe have grandkids, and one day we die.  Well, all those things are kind of a big deal.  They're the big things that happen in our lives.  I'm not saying they're not important, but I'm saying that they're only part of who we are.  And really, since so many of us go down this road, it really doesn't say much about who we are as individuals.  


In my blog, you better believe I'll be blogging about those big things when they happen, but mostly it's about the little things.  It's about family fun days, eating dinner together, the day to day of school or work, the sweet things our kids say and do on a daily basis.  It's these things that separate our families from all the other families out there. It's the little things that affect who we are and how we behave.  It's these in between things that are so special.  


So, that's why I love the name of this blog, because it's what my life is about.  It's about the things that happen in between the big stuff.  It's kind of like the icing in the middle of a cake.  Yes, the cake is the big deal, the cake is what you're looking forward to, but still, everyone savors the icing, right?  Well, I do.  

30 Day Journal. Day 28.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the future

Hey guys!  It's been a few days since my last post.  It was my Fall Break on Wednesday-Friday, so I've been taking it easy and working on homework.  Though, I have had a pretty good weekend, so I think I might blog about it later.  :)  Haha, I feel like I always do that.  I don't post for a few days, then I do a few posts in 1 day.  

Anyway, I really wanted to get back to my "30" Day Journal, because I've kind of been neglecting it.  I've really enjoyed thinking about these things, and I'm glad I stuck with it.  Though I haven't faithfully done it every day, it's kept me blogging through the beginning of a very busy semester.  Now that I've only got these 3 left, I'm going to try to get through them quickly....at least more quickly than I have done the other days in the past.  :)  

So, today's topic is what's in my purse.  It should be stated that I don't always carry a purse.  I'm a full time student, and usually when I'm not home I'm at school where I carry a backpack.  Even when I do go out for something other than school I still don't always carry a purse.  Often, it's just easier to carry the wallet, phone, and keys.  When I do carry a purse though, here's the list of crap stuff that's usually (or hopefully) in it.  
  • Of course:
    • Keys
    • Wallet 
    • Phone
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Trash: gas/grocery receipts
  • Hopefully:
    • pen
    • Alieve
    • chapstick
    • tampons &/or pads
    • diapers
    • wipes
  • Maybe:
    • old grocery list
    • change of clothes for the little one
    • other random junk
That's all there is in my purse.  I'm going to try to keep up with my last 2 days of the "30".  So, I guess I'll "talk" to yall tomorrow!  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thank YOU!

Dear Lovely-folks-who-read-my-blog,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for your support in this wonderful blogger community that you've created.  

Let me explain: I was sitting in Clinical Psychology this evening, trying to both pay attention and not sneeze continuously.  You see, I've got a super annoying cold that just won't go away, but that's neither here nor there...  

Anyway, as I was sitting in class tonight (when I probably should have been paying attention and taking notes), it dawned on me that not only do I like blogging, I love my fellow bloggers.  So, to you guys who continue to take time out of your busy lives to sit down and read my blog, thank you!  Not only do I appreciate you guys reading my posts, but I also love reading your posts.  It's my pick-me-up after classes, and it's come to be a part of my day that I really look forward to.  

All you ladies, while very different, continue to post these funny/interesting/informative/thought provoking/heartwarming/steamy/etc... entries that I thoroughly enjoy reading.  

So, thanks for keeping me entertained, and thanks for being so supportive of a new fellow blogger.  You're all wonderful gals!  

With love,
Danielle  

Monday, October 4, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 27.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the future

My worst habits....Ok, yes, I've got a few.  

I watch too much TV.  There are totally more productive things I could do, but sometimes I... just... don't.  I also don't work out enough.  

You know, I've realized that we can sum up a good bit of my bad habits by just saying this: I'm lazy.  It's sad but it's true.  

Perhaps my biggest bad habit though, is that I procrastinate.  At any given time I've got a mental list of crap I need to do.  The worst part is, as I continue to not do stuff, the list just grows.  Maybe I should just throw away the list and start over...?  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 26.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the future

I've realized that the only way I'm going to actually do this post is to start it before I finish.  Sadly I just can't remember far enough back to give "great detail".  Good grief, I'm getting old.  

Saturday:
We got up at 8:30, that's horribly early for the weekend, to go to a local church where we picked up some food through Angel Food Ministries.  It's this really great site that my friend Kristen told me about.  You don't need to do anything to qualify, but it's intended for families who who are stretched financially (yeah, who isn't?).  Basically you order meals online and they get delivered to a local church, where you pick them up on a Saturday towards the end of the month.  It's good quality food for a really discounted price.  After that, me and my boys hung out at the house the rest of the day.  

Sunday
My boys went fishing in the AM, so I slept in a lot.  It was wonderful, especially because I've been feeling a little sick.  Yeah, that cold that Harper got at school....he shared it.  Yay.  Unfortunately, the boys didn't catch anything that day.  Unfortunately, they've never caught anything, ever.  I'm going to do some research and see if I can find a good fishing spot around here though.  My poor baby is getting very discouraged, and I really want him to be able to catch a fish.  Anyway, I woke up when they got home, and I got a bath.  After that I made Harper get a bath, because even though they didn't catch fish, he somehow managed to smell like fish.  I totally don't get it.  The rest of the day, we hung out at the house and watched some Netflix.  Oh, in the evening I watched Sister Wives, which was really interesting.  I'll be watching it again, but I wish Kate + 8 was on instead.  

Monday
I had Bio class at 9, so I got Harper in his class by 8:45.  We learned about Turner's Syndrome (a female with only one X) and Klinefelter's Syndrome (an XXY male).  It's some pretty interesting stuff.  After class I picked up Harper and we came home for a few minutes to switch bags, then we went to Harper's doctor appointment.  He got a flu shot and another one that he was behind on.  After that, we came home and he we napped.  Since we're both feeling a little icky it was especially nice to rest.  Heath got home and we went to the YMCA. We came home, ate fish tacos, I made cookies, and we got ready for bed.  

Tuesday:
Last night I couldn't sleep, so this morning I overslept.  I missed class!  I'm so mad at myself for it, but I decided not to let it bring the rest of my day down.  Sleeping in aside, harper and I woke up and made french toast.  We totally got to take our time this morning, which was really, really great.  I had a meeting at 12:30 in the Psy Clinic I'm working in this semester, so Harper and I went to that.  I brought in some of those cookies I made last night.  After my meeting, Harper and I came home where I did some laundry and made us lunch.  Right now I'm about to go to Clinical Psy class.  Then I come home and take a test for my online class, Lifespan Devel Psy.  

That's all for now.  The rest of the week will have to be filled in later.  


Wednesday:
Ok, today's technically only Thursday, but I've got to take this blog a few days at a time, or I won't be able to remember what happened!  How sad is that?!  Well, Wednesday was a good day.  I went to Biology at 9AM and Bio Lab at 11AM.  I got out an hour early, which made me quite happy.  On Wednesdays I usually go to the Psy Clinic at 2, but since I was done with the other stuff early, I went to the clinic early, where I was able to start working early and finish working, you guessed it, early.  I was deliriously happy.  Usually I'm in school until 5PM on Wednesdays, yesterday I got out at 3:30PM!  Heath and I both picked up Harper from daycare, then we brought the van in to get an estimate.  After that we went out for dinner, went to Target for some goodies, then got ice cream.  After Harper was resting for the night Heath and I watched Iron Man 2, which, for reasons I totally don't understand, we just had to buy.  


Thursday
As I'm writing this, it's Thursday.  Today I went to Italian class and Harper went to Daycare for about 1.5 hours.  We grabbed some McDonalds for lunch on the way home.  I probably should have made a more healthy lunch, but all in all it wasn't so bad....  Haha, anyway, that's all we've done so far.  Now I'm blogging and Harper's watching Cat in the Hat on PBS kids.  


Friday
(As I'm writing this time, it's Saturday.)  On Friday I had school, bio class and bio lab.  I ended up leaving a few minutes early at the end of the day because I wasn't feeling very well at all.  I was already sick, and we started messing with preserved bugs.  Ew.  So, I got out of there about 30 minutes early.  Since I was feeling sick, I stayed home and rested for the rest of the day.  


Saturday:
Today's Saturday, and this more than completes my Week of stuff In Great Detail.  Today I slept in, which helped me to feel a lot better.  When I woke up, I dressed Harper in the cutest darn plaid shirt ever.  Then we went to drop the car off at Firestone to get the brakes fixed, we vacuumed out the van.  We voted.  We went to pick up the car.  I fixed dinner.  Harper fell asleep at a decent time.  Heath and I watched The Proposal and John Adams.  All in all it was a pretty good day.  


The end.