Thursday, February 25, 2010

APB for Prayers

We need everyone who reads this (even if it's just by mistake) to pray REALLY HARD that the people who want to buy our house get their loan. It's looking very very bleak indeed, and if they don't, we will have to either put up with them renting for a long time (nightmare), or put the house back on the market. Please please please toss up at least a dozen a day for awhile. Thanks so much!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Allow Me to Brag for Just a Moment

Okay, this is monumental.
Erik, for a long time, since well before he was two, knew his letters and numbers. For almost as long, he's known the sounds they made. For over two years he's memorized several words, so he can recognize them on sight, out of context of where he memorized them. That was a good beginning to reading, but not really the real deal. He hadn't, until now, made the connection between the letter sounds and the memorized words. Now, he has. He just read a book he's never read before all by himself, by sounding out the words, most of which were entirely new to him. It's about one step up from "See Spot Run". My son, four years old, has taught himself how to read.
*insert deer in the headlights look here*
The Almighty Liz

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Got Love Spammed

So, as per an enthusiastic request, here's a new post.
I haven't been posting as much because I'm mad. I'm mad at everything. I'm mad at my kids, my husband, the stupid superfluous house (the most there I think), my idiotic renters, the fact that my house doesn't stay clean and I don't have the energy to keep up with it yet, that I really want to cook but I can't manage it yet for more than a few times a week at most, that I get sick every time I turn around, that after I worked uber hard last year to get to a good weight and be healthy, I got entirely set back and gained twenty pounds so now in addition to trying to get healthy, I have to fight my "little green monster" every stinking day, I have to avoid family and friends whenever any one's sick so I miss out on a lot, I haven't been to church since the new year because it's in the morning and I can't get up yet that early, Erik is freaking four and a half and isn't/won't get potty trained so I have to clean a poopy mess up every day, but most of all, I think, is that I just want things to quit coming at me from all sides. (see post from last week, and then add some stuff I'm not at liberty to name)
So, now that I have that out of my system, let's count some blessings, yes? Okay.
1. I have a supreme husband that puts up with not just all my health issues, but the mental and behavioral fall-out that accompanies them. He's still here. I can't believe it.
2. My kids are smart, good looking, and hilarious.
3. My cat likes me the best of everyone.
4. My extended family loves me, and helps to take care of me as much as they can.
5. I have the best friends on the planet.
6. I have a Mary.
7. I live in a stellar ward.
8. The town I live in is the friendliest place I've ever lived.
9. My husband has a fantastic job that is rock-solid.
10. We have enough of everything material, and sometimes a little extra.
11. I am still among the living.
12. I have my religion, which I think is the best.
13. I have an eternal family. (as long as I can keep my act together)
14. I have seriously awesome doctors.
Okay, that's all I can think of for now, without going into being thankful for grass and things like that. (which I am also, those are just givens) So, what are YOU thankful for? Post a comment!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last Week

Well, we are back online at last! We actually have been since Friday night/Saturday morning, but we lost all our our cookies and favorites, so I just didn't put forth the effort to find blogger dashboard until today. Our computer got a virus and crashed last Monday (as in a week ago yesterday), and we had to have the entire hard drive wiped totally clean. Total bummer, as we no longer have the cool programs like PowerPoint and excel and stuff anymore.
We also have the sad news that we didn't close last weekend like we were supposed to. We might not close at all anymore, because of a bunch of stuff I don't want to go into because it'll just make me really mad. Suffice it to say that it's more of our renters acting up. I should know more this week, and best case scenario is closing in two to three weeks.
Our water heater also broke last week. Why does that always happen in the winter?! With the help of some friends from here in town and my dad, we got it fixed after a couple of days. Thanks Dad! It's still working great, and that first shower I finally got after three days was pure heaven!
The kids were also sick all last week with some horrible coughing thing (Erik still is), and Jonni ended up with an Ear Infection. Not the worst she'd ever had, but definitely a whopper. I'm going to make an appointment with her doctor when it's cleared up to talk over why the schmee she gets so many of those.
Okay, you are now up-to-date, mostly. We had a fun Valentine's day, but the details are on a need to know basis only. ;)
The Almighty Liz

Monday, February 8, 2010

Does it Make Me a Bad Mother....

when I CAN'T WAIT for naptime? Especially on snow days?
The Almight Liz

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jonni's Seven Years Old!!

I can't even wrap my head around this! Next year she'll be getting baptized!! Totally crazy.
I didn't take a single pic. I've actually been not taking pictures on purpose for events like this. Notice the lack of pics for Christmas as well. While I like having the pictures to remember things, I also hate missing out on the things to get the pictures.
Anyway, she had a good time. We opened presents when John got home, the went to her favorite place to eat, Stake 'n' Shake, then came home and had cupcakes. (I was going to make a cake, I got the stuff and everything, but was totally gun shy and didn't do it, after all) She mainly got her way on almost everything the whole day, and I think this was one of her favorite parts, lol!! Good times. My little girl's getting so big!
The Almighty Liz

Monday, February 1, 2010

Two Great Kid Quotes

Jonni's isn't really a quote so much as a conversation. John made apple pie tonight (sort of), and we were talking about that, when out of nowhere Jonni said, " If I had an easy bake oven, and a recipe, I could make cookies." We digested that for a moment, and then she said, "And now I'm imagining my birthday...." lol!
And Erik said to me tonight, "Mommy, when you have a little boy, you get to play with Lego's." He's totally right, and that is totally the reason I had boy. Don't tell me you haven't thought about it...or done it. We all know the truth.
The Almighty Liz


Why is it that when it takes me less than half an hour to get through all my various forms of communication in the morning, ie email, blogs, facebook, ect ect, I feel all let down? And those days when it takes forever to get through I feel loved and fulfilled? Addiction?
The Almighty Liz