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Monday, February 28, 2011

My latest "Duh" moment

Good Morning!

I have funny story to share.  I need to preface by saying that I haven't been complimented by a man (other than my husband) since I was like 19. 

So, my son has been sick and his asthma has been acting up.  To the Dr. we go.   The Dr. looks my son over and says he has Brocholitis (sp?) and gives us a script for an antibiotic.  He also wanted to check B's oxygen level just to make sure the at-home breathing treatments are working.  The physician's assistant comes in to do the oxygen monitor.  The PA is good looking!  Anyways, the PA says to my son "You have beautiful eyes, just like your momma".   He then looks at me and smiles.

Now what would you say?  Most women whould probably blush and say "thank you".

Guess what I said...

"Oh, actually I am his mom..."

The cute PA then looks at me with a no-shit-sherlock look and says "I figured that".


My husband damn near rolled on the floor laughing when I told him.  Of course, he redeemed himself by telling me he doesn't understand why I am so shocked because I am beautiful.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thank you and ABC's

Hello!  Thanks Ronnie for the shout out and thank you to my new followers!  I am excited be a part of the such a great group!  By the way, Tina pointed out that I don't have a "Follow Me" button.  Can someone tell me how to get one of those?

I know I am late to the party, but I thought I's do the ABC's of me survey.  BYOC and surveys are great to get your blogger mojo goin'!

(A) Age: 27
(B) Bed Size: Queen
(C) Chore You Hate: Dishes!  Emptying and loading equally suck!
(D) Dogs? I love my doggie - Harley the Lab ( I should be honest, I hated her until my son was born.  I fell in love with her when I saw how this destructive nuisance could be so sweet, loving, and patient with my baby)
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: It used to be a Diet Coke, post surgery it is Fuze Pomegranite Acai Berry or Decaf Coffee
(F) Favorite Color: Red
(G) Gold or Silver? Silver

(H) Height: 5'2"

(I) Instruments You Play: I poorly played the clarinet in middle school.  I doubt I have retained it though.
(J) Job Title: Juvenile Probation Officer

(K) Kids: 1 boy (20 mos)
(L) Live: Kansas
(M) Mom's Name: Laurie
(N) Nicknames: Legs (my husband thinks he is funny) and Hud (shortened version of my last name)
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Birth of my son and a late night/early morning stay with the Lap-Band because after surgery my oxygen levels were low
(P) Pet Peeve: Liars and self-absorbed people
(Q) Quote from a Movie: Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right

(S) Siblings: 1 sister - 21
(T) Time You Wake Up? I am for 5am but usually hit the snooze until 5:30am
(U) Underwear: JMS briefs the are WAY too big
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Cooked Spinach and Water Chesnuts (thats a veggie, right?)
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Long nights with the baby
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: Kidneys and Teeth

(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Chicken Fajitas and WLS Chicken Nuggets (baked breast marinated in greek yogurt and breaded in Panko crumbs, yum!)
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Bears (P.S. the Monkeys creep me out and I won't even walk past the snakes!)


Are you a heavy or light sleeper?

HEAVY!  A freaking freight train could go through my bedroom and I would still be snoozin' away!

If you were made into a professor for a day, what topic would you lecture on?

I would probably lecture on antisocial and sociopath characteristics in teens and substance abuse/addiciton.  This would be my choice because it is what I know and have experience speaking about anyways.  If I were to choose something that I just enjoy - it would be US History - post Revolution to World War II.  I am a history geek....

What’s a skill you’ve always wanted that you don’t currently have?

Two things 
1) to play the piano orr guitar - I think it would be wonderful to be able to create music and have that outlet.

2) Math skills! I SUCK at Math.  Like super suck.  In college I got straight A's in all my classes, including upper level Poli Sci, Statistical Analysis, and Soc class,  but fought like hell to get a C in college Algebra.  I really wanted to be a Veterinarian but gave it up early due to having such a hard time with Math.

Have you ever been in a real cat fight?

I have been in a fight, but not a cat fight.  A girl in high school, that was my friend in elementary school, used to make fun of me at lunch for being fat.  One day she sat down next to me and was talking about how I shouldn't be eating and bla bla.  I snapped.  I stood up and dumped my lunch on her head and then broke the tray over head...then I walked straight to the principal office and reported what I had done.  I got sent home for the day.  The next day, the same girl came up to where I was sitting at lunch and attempted to pour her milk on me.  I stopped her by punching her in the face.  Then I got up and walked straight to the principals office and reported what I had done.  We both got sent home for the day.  I did not have any more issues with her.  The interesting thing is that when she was making fun of me for being fat - Iw as only 160 lbs and 5ft 2.  I was chubby, but hell, I will take it now!

Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.

In blog land, I am back!  I am committed to blogging.  Like the band, it is a tool that I have to use correctly if I want help.
In real life, things are getting better.  Hubby is walking around, my son is feeling better, and it is FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Back in the Saddle

Long time no blog.  I have been following everyone else's blog, but have no made an appearance on my own.  I I haven't been blogging because I have felt like I don't really have anything to contribute.  I have just kinda kept in my own head.  I am at a stand still with my weight loss (since Christmas) and I want to see if blogging will help.  I have had a rough past few month and I think I have been eating my stress.  Maybe if I share my thoughts and feelings through my blog, I won't feel as much need to soothe myself with my Old drug of choice.

Here is a quick update on the past few months:

December 2010
Christmas was good despite being financially strained.  My husband was cut to part-time for the winter - he works in the concrete business.  I'm a probation officer and my caseload increased by 1/3 in a matter of two weeks.  As usual, there was constant talk of cut backs and lay offs.  Our house in town has been for sale for over a year at this point and we are struggling to maintain two houses financially and physically.  My son's asthma has been acting up, too.  I reached 75lbs lost and managed to maintain my weight through the holidays.

January 2011
Our house in town finally sold!  Went through alot of leg work and money getting the sale to go through.  due to the housing market, we lost over $20,000 and had to carry it over on our current mortgage.  My husband was laid off the 2nd week of January (just temporarily until Spring).  Once again, my caseload at work continued to grow -  it is roughly double what is was in November.  On January 24th, my husband fell on ice and broke his ankle.  No more unemployment now, Dr.'s bills coming in, more work at home for me.  I am effectively a single parent with 2 children - 20 mos old and 33 yrs old - with a farm to also keep going.  I only get 5 to 6 hrs of sleep a night and I eat anything I can.  No pounds lost or gained.

February 2011
Continuation of no sleep and lots of work.  Add in sick baby twice and carting my husband all over kingdom come.  I really feel like I'm losing my grip.  The good news is - my husband is in a walking boot and walking as of yesterday.  He is approved to go back to work on Monday.  He is still laid off for the winter but he will be able to collect unemployment again!  I am hoping this will start an upswing for us.  No pounds lost, one pound gained.

My goal for March 2011 is  get back on track - with weight loss, finances, and managing my workload.  I want to "get a grip" again.  I am going to start blogging regularly and hopefully get some followers (Thanks Ronnie for being my one and only follower!).  I need some support in my life right now and I am hoping I have came to the right place!