MamaChef's Random Writings

Location: Tennessee

I'm 29, and I still will be on my birthday this year!!! I swear it! My darling husband and I have been married for 7 years this year. We have two great kiddos: a 5 year old son, and a nearly 2 year old daughter. The are the most beautiful kids in the world if you ask us! I work at home, 2 jobs, one is developing curriculum and other publications for a disability ministry. By night I am a Pampered Chef consultant. I love both of my jobs, and I love that they are flexible enough for me to stay at home with my kids.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Another one of those list things

I'm such a copy cat...but I really loved this list! So, I had to! Thank you Tasty and #3TX:

I Live: in Knoxville, TN
I Work: at home for a disability ministry and selling Pampered Chef
I Think: my kids are the cutest EVER!!!
I Smell: clean!!!
I Listen: a little bit of everything.
I Hide: my feelings, way too much!
I Walk: not as much as I need too…but it’s getting warm again
I Write: a lot, it’s my job!
I See: “dead people!”…seriously…I see the potential in everyone
I Sing: all the time…for church, but at home with the kids too…and in the car…and…
I Can: cook, talk on the phone, deter my children from killing each other, all at the same time!
I Watch: CSI, Lost, NCIS, Gilmore Girls…TiVo ROCKS!
I Daydream: yeah
I Fall: a lot! My husband calls me my own worst enemy!
I Want: more time.
I Cry: Yes, occasionally...especially at sappy movies
I Read: anything and everything…I have about 3 books going at a time sometimes
I Love: my family, my friends, and good Italian food!
I Rode: in the passenger seat for the first time in a week!
I Sometimes: forget to take my own advice.
I Fear: that we will never get out of debt, and about what will happen to my kids
I Hope: that my kids will have an easier childhood that I did
I Eat: pasta lots! OH…and ice cream!
I Quit: hanging on to a friendship that needed to be let go…mostly! I still ponder it from time to time…
I Drink: Water, as much as I can!
I Play: with my kids everyday!
I Miss: being skinny
I Forgive: but DANG sometimes it’s hard!
I Drive: a mini-van…I’m SO a soccer mom now! But I WON’T grow up!!!!!
I Dream: of taking a vacation with my family and our best friends…it WILL happen!!!
I Have: a fabulous family
I Remember: my very 1st beach vacation when I was 4
I Don't: like being manipulated
I Believe: that I am a butterfly, my wings just need a little repair work from time to time.
I Owe: lots of money
I Know: that I/we will get “there”
I Hate: wasps, warm lettuce, fighting, debt, and getting shots
I Feel: tired

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm... this whole Terri Schiavo case is pissing me off. I just cannot fathom how a court of any kind would approve starving anyone to death for no good reason!!! From what I understand of the case, the husband is a complete wack job, especially since he's bore 2 kids with another woman while denying his wife any kind of physical therapy for 10 years! Now, I've seen some photos of this woman who is said to be in a "vegetative state", however what I want to know is, since when to veggies (other than Veggie Tales!) SMILE??? If she can smile at her family, she's got some brain activity, thereby voiding out a diagnosis of vegetable in my experience being, a degree in disability ministry, thankyouverymuch! From what I know, she's quadraplegic. If her "husband" was so exhausted and drained by the care of his wife, why not just sign over custody to her parents who would love nothing more than to take care of their daughter??? I think there's a whole lot more there than we know...just my own opinion. Starving her until she dies is just cruel!!!! This whole case is just pissing me off beyond belief!!!! OK, so I'm off that soap box!

Now, my other frustration for today, I took my daughter for her 9 month check up today, and her doctor is worried about her length. She is somewhat advanced in every other development except her length and weight. She's always been petite, as as her brother, but I'm not very tall (a whopping 5'4") and J was very small until one year in high school when he grew like 6 inches in a joke! So, anyway, I've told all of this to the doc, but he still wants her to come back in about 6 weeks to weigh and measure her again. She IS growing, they just don't like how slow she is growing. If she stays on the same curve that she is or drops, she gets to go through a whole passel of tests to make sure something isn't wrong with her thyroid. See, I went through the same thing with my son, my kids just aren't going to be genetically disposed to a great deal of height I'm afraid. Neither of the kids have had any major illnesses, they are right on, and even early at times, with their other cognitive skills. I've questioned these "growth curves" before...I'm not real sure how scientific they are, because when they have been explained to me before, the charts only really compare said child's size to a "portion" of other children their age. I'm not sure how that says that your child is abnormal. But, whatever, I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

'Nuff said!

*****DISCLAIMER***** It is TOTALLY possible that I am not fully informed on the first rant of this blog entry. I'm still researching the news articles as of late! As I mentioned, I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, and I'm not a part of the aforementioned family...just all of the 2nd hand information that I have received reeeeeeeeeeeally has me frustrated.


So, a couple of weeks ago me, J and the kids were driving home, and get stuck behind this Lincoln Town Car going turtle slow...always love that! Well, when we pulled up behind the car we noticed all of these stuffed animals squished in the back window. It was amusing because we could tell the couple was of the elderly persuasion, so we're thinking that they are definately either grandparents, or they just like collecting. OK, so because they are driving so FRIGGING slow, we were able to get right up on them and see what the animals were....FURBIES!!!!! And not just one among several other items, but SIX!!!!!!! We follow them a bit further, and the car turns into a we drove by, we realize that the row has another row of six behind it, so that means THERE WERE 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine if they were all turned on????? WOW!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

No longer MIA

HI!!! Yes I'm still here!!! It's been a little crazyfied around here, but I have not, contrary to popular belief, fall off the planet! I swear, I can't even remember all that we have done, if that is any indication of how our life has been. We did almost get the opportunity to move back to my home turf. J applied for a job up there, but the guy doing the resume reviewing is apparently an idiot, so, no go! And that's fine...we were upset for five minutes, but things have worked out here that we know that our time here is not done. However, since he did let his boss know he was applying for the job, boss decided to appeal to the college for a raise for J, and we found out last we that he got YEA US!!!!! We may get out of debt this century now!

I just got home last night from a visit up North. My family lives up that way, and some of my most favorite people EVER! I got to spend Friday night with my girls, and we had so much fun!!! Hadn't seen a lot of them in months, or worse, a year!!!! I needed that real bad like...the winter rains have kinda had me a lil down. Smiling and laughing and drinking Godiva coffee did a girl good!!!!

Well, this is my check in post...I have several more stories to fill in some blanks for the past 2 months. I've got to go duct tape my kids for a little while though...I do believe that the full moon is comin'!!!!