Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Doodlebops, Blackfive, and What a girl!

Okay, I have a few things to say this morning. I will start with my children's obsession with the Doodlebops. Everyone in the house is now being called DeeDee. They call us DeeDee. They are calling themselves DeeDee. Why can't I be Mo (I think that was Mo)? Little weirdos.

In an earlier post, I spoke about my brother's blog and the blog of Blackfive being mentioned on MSNBC. I would really like everyone to go check them out. If you don't, I will kidnap myself and take a bus to Las Vegas. I would also like to encourage you to get yourself a HOT t-shirt to wear to all the summer bar-b-ques.

I cannot remember how I got to this wonderfully intelligent, young lady's site, but it is worth a gander. Please leave her a comment too. Let Jennifer know what you think.

One last little note.
I see my counter rising like crazy. I appreciate all of you who come to visit and want you to know comments are NOT necessary, but maybe you would like to take this opportunity to just say hi.

Linked to The Mudville Gazette open post


Friday, April 29, 2005

When Mommy blogs

When Mommy blogs, originally uploaded by stemily.

I was starting what would have been a lovely post (wink wink, like my posts are ever "lovely"). My children were quietly sitting behind me on the couch indulging themselves with a bowl of freshly popped popcorn. They began to increase in volume, but I with my vast skill set, was still able to ignore them. They finally became so loud I had to turn to offer up the quick sshhh. What to my wondering eyes should appear? Two toodlers that had to be spanked on the rear.


Ethan loves little debbie

Ethan loves little debbie, originally uploaded by stemily.

What? I did not eat your Little Debbie snack. What makes you think that?


Thursday, April 28, 2005


UUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH! GOODBYE STEPHANIE. I was cheering for yah girl. Hey Hey Hey GoodBye-eye.



I WAS CRUISING MY FAVORITE BLOGS AND FOUND A LINK OVER AT RHIANNA'S PLACE. Crap, my caps lock was on (yes I have been drinking...what's it to yah?)


I Hear Bush

It is 7PM. I am sitting at my computer, listening to President Bush, and drinking a glass of really cheap wine. The kids are ALL in bed and Clint is at the range for night fire. AAAHHHHHHHHHH. Come on over if you care to join me (laughing to myself). There will be no talk of poop, hotdogs, or Dora. We can discuss Survivor, the War, or any current event you want. I don't care. I am just thrilled to still have my wits about me this evening. Today was a good day.


Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Already a day.

Thank you Barb, Christie, Jennifer, Aaron, and Meritt for all the suggestions. I tried shrinking pics and posts, but still nothing. I even tried losing some links in my posts. NOTHING!! Shrinking fonts. NOTHING!!! I guess at least it is showing up right for all you lovely people.

I have figured out that I talk about feces a lot. I suppose, with three toddlers, it comes along with the territory. So, I will again speak of my children's poop. Lucky you! Ethan woke up this morning with the worst diaper I have ever seen. Trust me, I have seen plenty. Not only was it filled with fruit salad (lots of raisins), but it was like some kind of non-removable toxic waste. I practically had to scrub his ass. YUCK!! Not to be out done, Emily took her normal little poopie on the training potty and (NO KIDDING) it was standing straight up. It was so long it stood up out of the potty. How did she do that without getting it on her. It was like one of those soft serve cones. I bet you want to run right out to Dairy Queen now, don't you.

Okay, Okay, I will get off the poop subject. It just seems to have dominated the day so far.
Oh, what an exciting life I lead. Don't hate me because I'm exciting. (crying in desperation for outside stimulation)

Now if you found my day riveting thus far, wait until you hear what the rest of the day holds. We are going to start pricing yard sale stuff, put away laundry, and maybe do a little scrapbooking. I know, you are so jealous. You to could have this flashy life. It isn't for everyone. The fans, the autographs, the papparazzi......

Oh yes, the play date...
The little boy was very sweet and well behaved and the mommy was very, very nice. She has said they would like to have us over to their house sometime. I think she was running away when she said that. I am just kidding. I think!!!

sidenote: My darling friends Mike and Amy, who I absolutly adore, are in the process of getting a house. Please send them some good thoughts and energy. We hope that they get exactly what they want and need. They are really some of the nicest, craziest people you will meet. Good luck guys. We love you!!!!


Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Good God, Not Again!!!

My sidebar is sliding to the bottom again if I use Internet Explorer. What the hell? I read on some other blog it could be comments, so I erased my most recent comments. Sorry Someone Out There. I am so frustrated!!!!



Good Military Wives

I have a delightful neighbor (funny as shit) that lives across the street. The poor thing is a basket case right now, dealing with her first deployment. Her husband is in the 3rd ACR and left for Iraq in March. Anyways, she came over last night and brought a big box of 3t's for my little Emily. How Sweet. We are doing the big baby clothes exchange. I get the 3t's and she gets whatever Ethan grows out of. Seeing as how I am so frugal (cheap), this is super great!!!!

Next, I did something a little out of character today. I called a total stranger. Clint has a fairly new guy in the office who is the proud papa of a two year old. HHMMMMM... You have a two year old, I have two two year olds, sounds like an instant play date. So, I called his wife this morning (never ever having met her or husband) and invited her and little man over for a play date this afternoon. What has come over me? Is it possible, despite all the rumors, I am really a nice person? NO!!!!! Say it isn't so people.

If you read my previous post about the doodlebops, I would like to give you an update. It is now an obsession in my household. Today, the wiggles (usually loved and adored) came on and the hollered for the doodlebops.


"Crazy Lady" UPDATE

Well, I have been on the "crazy lady" drugs a week now, so here is an update. I no longer feel sick to my stomach, I have not felt a bit overwhelmed, and I think I may have a bit of a libido. I'll have to let you know for sure about the latter two in another week or two, just to be sure. Could be a fluke.
So far so good though. I'll keep my fingers crossed, as will husband.


Monday, April 25, 2005

She lives!

I have survived the migraine that I apparently purchased from A Texan Abroad. I could not get my ass up yesterday. I had taken so much migraine medicine that once the headache was gone, I was super sleepy!!! I ,despite all that, had a nice weekend. Clint brought me a delicious breakfast in bed on Saturday morning. We then took the kids for a little outing. We went to Home Depot and then braved going out to eat with three toddlers. This was the first time in over a year we have taken all three of our children out to eat. I was so proud of them. They behaved so beautifully. We went to Red Robin. Emily fell in love with the big robin that walked around the restaurant. Everytime he came by, she would show him how she could take a bite and then jump up and hug him. Steven thought it was really cool that he and the robin both had on red tennis shoes!!! I think Ethan just saw a big chicken and wanted to eat him.
We watched that movie Terminal, with Tom Hanks, It was pretty good. I think the Katherine Zeta Jones part was really not necessary to the story...It just seemed to fill a bit of time.
(I am laughing so hard right now)
I had to stop typing for a moment and head to the bathroom, because the morning coffee was kicking in. *wink*wink* You know what I am talking about. As I came out of the bathroom, Husband met me in the hallway looking for a kiss. I am laughing so hard, because he tried to swoop me up in a beautifully romantic gesture and stubbed his toes on the corner of the wall. So much for a morning make-out session. He is now in pain and I can't stop laughing.

One final little note: I am sure you all read about the For Your Pleasure party I had. In an effort to help my dear friend Amy, if anyone is interested in having a party or being a rep, please feel free to e-mail me. Just go to my profile and my contact info is now there.


Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad, October 1948, 7 months old, originally uploaded by stemily.

Yesterday was my Daddy's birthday. I was so doped up on midrin, I completely forgot. Sorry Dad!!! Happy birthday Steven Truett Nichols....not too much longer until retirement checks start rolling in.


Friday, April 22, 2005

3rd ACR loses their first soldier

Ft. Carson is the home to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. We know several of the guys who have deployed to Iraq with the 3rd ACR and are very saddened to say they have lost their fisrt soldier since returning to Iraq. Pvt. Joseph Knott, 21, was killed when his vehicle came under small arms fire and was hit by an i.e.d. Command Sgt. MAj. John Caldwell was also injured in the incident and is now in stable condition at Walter Reed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Joseph Knott and we pray for a speedy recovery for CSM Caldwell.

Keep all of the men and women protecting our freedom in your thoughts and prayers.


Is she going to kick that baby?

Is she going to kick that baby?, originally uploaded by stemily.

A good time was had by all, but by the end I was ready to go. Get moving!!!
(You all know I'm joking don't you?)


You better catch me!

100_2777, originally uploaded by stemily.


Pretty girl on the slide

Pretty girl on the slide, originally uploaded by stemily.


Ethan and I at the park

Me and Ethan at the park, originally uploaded by stemily.


My Famous Family

I can't believe it. This is so damn cool. This blog has a clip of an interview on MSNBC where along with several others, my brother, JackArmy, had his blog mentioned. That is so cool. I feel like I am related to someone who is more than just a pain in my ass, he is FAMOUS.


Thursday, April 21, 2005


I just realized I wrote about anti-depressants. This means my google ads are going to be all about depression again for the next week or so. I have written about poop, why don't I get some pepto ads or some enema ads. Come on google...We need a good laugh. How about an enema spa for military wives? Friends that cleanse colons together, stay together!!!


Do Our Defenders of Freedom Make TOO Much Money?

I got this in an e-mail from my Aunt in Houston. I tried to reference the article and found no such article, but the letter is still a good argument for Our Military Families. I did find this article written by a different Cindy Williams, at the Washington Post. I do still find the letter worth the read. What do you think? Do you make TOO MUCH MONEY?

This is an Airman's response to Cindy Williams' editorial piece in the Washington Times about MILITARY PAY, it should be printed in all newspapers across America. On Nov. 12, Ms. Cindy Williams (from Laverne and Shirley TV show), wrote a piece for the Washington Times, denouncing the pay raise(s) coming service members' way this year -- citing that the stated 13% wage was more than they deserve. A young airman from Hill AFB responds to her article below. He ought to get a bonus for this. "Ms Williams: I just had the pleasure of reading your column, "Our GIs earn enough" and I am a bit confused. Frankly, I'm wondering where this vaunted overpayment is going, because as far as I can tell, it disappears every month between DFAS (The Defense Finance and Accounting Service) and my bank account. Checking my latest earnings statement, I see that I make $1,117.80 before taxes. After taxes, I take home $874.20. When I run that through the calculator, I come up with an annual salary of $13,413.60 before taxes, and $10,490.40, after. I work in the Air Force Network Control Center; where I am part of the team responsible for a 5,000 host computer network. I am involved with infrastructure segments, specifically with Cisco Systems equipment. A quick check under jobs for Network Technicians in the Washington, D.C. area reveals a position in my career field,
requiring three years experience with my job.
Amazingly, this job does NOT pay $13,413.60 a year.
No, this job is being offered at $70,000 to $80,000 per annum...I'm sure you can draw the obvious conclusions. Given the tenor of your column, I would assume that you NEVER had the pleasure of serving your country in her armed forces. Before you take it upon yourself to once more castigate congressional
and DOD leadership for attempting to get the families in the military's
lowest pay brackets off of WIC and food stamps, I suggest that you
join a group of deploying soldiers headed for AFGHANISTAN;
I leave the choice of service branch up to you. Whatever choice you make, though, opt for the SIX month rotation: it will guarantee you the longest possible time away from your family
and friends, thus giving you full "deployment experience." As your group prepares to board the plane, make sure to note the spouses and children who are saying good-bye to their loved ones. Also take care to note that several families are still unsure of how they'll be able
to make ends meet while the primary breadwinner is gone -- obviously they've been squandering the "vast" piles of cash the government has been giving them. Try to deploy over a major holiday; Christmas and Thanksgiving are perennial favorites. And when you're actually over there, sitting in a foxhole, shivering against the cold desert night; and the flight
sergeant tells you that there aren't enough people on shift to relieve you for chow, remember this: trade whatever MRE (meal-ready-to-eat) you manage to get for the tuna noodle casserole or cheese tortellini,
and add Tabasco to everything. This gives some flavor.

Talk to your loved ones as often as you are permitted;
it won't nearly be long enough or often enough, but
take what you can get and be thankful for it.

You may have picked up on the fact that I disagree with most of
the points you present in your op ed piece. But, tomorrow from KABUL, I will defend to the death your right to say it. You see, I am an American fighting man, a guarantor of your First Amendment rights and every other right you cherish. On a daily basis, my brother and sister soldiers worldwide ensure that you and people
like you can thumb your collective nose at us, all on a salary that is nothing short of pitiful and under conditions that would make most people cringe. We hemorrhage our best and brightest into the
private sector because we can't offer the stability and pay of
civilian companies. And you, Ms. Williams, have the gall to say that we make more than we deserve?



Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Is it Monday?

I have been feeling a bit sick to my stomach since yesterday afternoon. I think it might be the "crazy lady" meds. I have heard it takes a few days for your body to adjust. True or not true, what do you think?

Ethan has been running a fever since day before yesterday. I think his problem could be the gigantic molars coming in. Oh great...this just makes eating even easier for MOOSE BOY. I hope he plays for the Dallas Cowboys when he grows up. I would love to go to some NFL games with my husband. He is such a huge Cowboys fan. The funny thing is, I really am not into sports, but I love to watch them live.

My last post had an unexpected visitor. My little brother (27) stopped by. I think I will have to dig out some pictures of him to share. He was the weirdest (in a funny way) little boy. I honestly think this guy was born with a kool-aid mustache and his finger up his nose. He was such a nose picker. Of course we come by it honestly. Our parents, HUGE NOSE PICKERS. I swear!!! They could pick anywhere, anytime. I love those sweet , loving things that stand out about my family. One more? Okay. I also think farting and burping was one of the biggest bonders for our family. I mean, if you think about it, Farts are pretty damn funny. Some families camped, some families went to church, and some families make noises with their bodies. That was us!!!

Good god, how did I get off on that tangent!!! Maybe I will actually have something interesting to talk about later, besides my families fascination with bodily functions. Oh, we think pooping is great for laughs also!!!


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Doctor is In

Just got back from the doctor. No, I am not dieing, not pregnant (thank god!!!), and I am not getting a breast enlargement. I went to get more refills on my migraine meds. They are excellent. Midrin? I think that is what it is called. Works like a charm. Thank goodness because I hate those nasty headaches. You want to crawl in bed and never come out. That is just not possible with three babies. This stuff, I take when the symptoms start (squiggly lines, sensitivity to light, etc..), headache either never follows or is very minor. I think the key is taking it as early as possible. I also wanted to talk to him about some possible anti-anxiety meds to help when the BIG mood swing comes along. I explained to him that other than my ability to not sleep very well, I do not have any real symptoms of depression. This made me really nervous about taking an anti-depressant. He did say that anti-anxiety drugs are usually very addictive. We discussed my new work out regiment (Tae bo and lots of crunches and side crunches) and that I had quit smoking (bye bye Marlboros). He said he cannot remember the last patient that actually followed his advice and tried his suggestions . The original thought was that the working out might release enough of the good shit to help with the craziness that is called ME. We had also hoped it might help with my libido. I think eating (good way to celebrate cinco de mayo) my three children would help with that (still considering getting the big smoker). It is hard to get in the mood when you are worn out by the end of the day. These little people can really suck you dry... hee hee no pun intended(lie, totally intended). Get it...No libido...dry... allright, maybe it wasn't that funny to you, but it made me laugh. Anyways, I am now on paxill (spelling?) at the lowest dose to see how it goes. He wants me to go get my liver functions checked in about a month. Scary!!! I will no longer be a flaming bitch but I will have to give up the liver. I hope that is not the case. He did say my new red wine diet was okay even with the crazy lady meds. There is such a stigma on these anti-depressants. I don't care though. I figure if it makes me even better, I will be almost perfect because I am so damn close already!!! I will say it again, someone has to like me..I spend a lot of time with me, so who better to think I am great. :)
That is the gist of the doctor's appointment. Clint is probably thrilled. Goodbye moody wife...HE HOPES ANYWAY


Monday, April 18, 2005

New neighbors and other random crap

I have new neighbors. Well, one girl isn't exactly new, (been here since October) but her husband just left for Iraq (3rd ACR). Favorite neighbor and I have taken her into the fold. The other neighbor is actually new (moved in this week). She seems really nice and she also has TWINS.

Then there is tall neighbor across the street who told me last week,"maybe we shouldn't hang out anymore." Apparently when I told her I do not appreciate her rude comments about my furniture, dedication to my family, and my desire to vacuum up the popcorn my kids had gotten all over the dining area, I was being too sensitive. HA HAHA
The really funny part is she asked favorite neighbor if I understood that she needed to be herself (rude) and that was why she thought it best we not hang out anymore, Favorite neighbor told her That I couldn't care less. OUCH!!! It is true, I couldn't care less. I am 31 years old, the mother of three toddlers, a dedicated wife, and addicted blogger, I do not have time for petty BULLSHIT!!! CEST LA VIE!!!( did I spell that right?)

I think I have made a break through with darling Emily. This child is praise driven. I have just given her loads of positive reinforcement and the tantrums seemed to have slowed down a bit. Really, just a bit. Hopefully they will let up some more today. If this doesn't work, Clint and I will have to go ahead and eat her. WHAT?!? It would cut back on groceries and we would be rid of the evidence. Oh God, Really....I am just kidding. Sounds like a good idea though,when she is just standing there screaming for no damn good reason.
Oh, crap...am I rambeling? I have so much just rocking around in my head. I will probably post some more random crap later. As for now? Lucky me gets to change a few shitty diapers. GOODIE GOODIE!!


Sunday, April 17, 2005

Fixing the BLOG

So, the linky lu I have for BLOGS BY WOMEN was messing up my sidebar. I still have it, it is just down at the bottom. Ya'll should check it out. It is great and there are some great women writing some great stuff!!! My sidebar is fixed now and I am no longer having a blog attack!!!


Saturday, April 16, 2005

Angels, They are all Angels (deep, deep inside)

Steven Parker
Originally uploaded by stemily.
Those eyes...God those eyes. I know I am forever bitching about the things my children do in an attempt to put me in an early grave, but look at these angel eyes.
I love 'em!!!!!


The Big Yard Sale

Today was Yard Sale Day. A few days ago the "weather forcasters" started predicting thunderstorms for today, so the BIG SALE has been moved to the 7th of next month. What does this mean exactly? It means it is the most beautiful damn day in all Ft. Carson history. The sun is out, there is the occasional "keep you cool" cloud, and just the right amount of breeze. I would have gone ahead with the sale anyway, nut I didn't rent tables. No tables, no place to put anything. Yard sale day is my day to sit outside with my friend and neighbor, Amy while Clint has to handle the children. Don't get me wrong, I worship, adore, and love my three babies, but every woman deserves a chance to be at home and be totally unavailable. I guess I now have something to look forward to. It also gives me more prep time. I still have to sort and price the clothes, finish my Yard Sale signs, and make sure all the baby toys are cleaned off.
Feel free to stop by on May the 7th and see what we have. HEE HEE


What the hell....

What is happening? My sidebar loads and then slides to the bottom, with only a portion visible. Has this happened to you? When I change to the firefox browser by mozilla, it works (my brother really likes that browser). I just loaded it out of desperation to see my blog. I will let you know what I think. This didn't happen until after I loaded the blogs by women button. Could that be it? Is is not compatible with explorer? What is happening? Is my world coming to an end? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!! (okay, maybe I am being a little dramatic....hee hee)


Friday, April 15, 2005

My poor poor baby!!!

Poor, darling Emily has had some sort of rash on her ass for the last two months at least. I cannot figure out what it is or get it to go away. I decided to take her to the doctor because a sty has popped up on her eye as well. They are reworking the appointment lines and I have not been able to get an appointment that we can make because of Clint's schedule. I refuse to take her to the emergency room because ,well frankly, it isn't an emergency. Now I just can't take her because they are going to think she has been beaten at home.
1. She was climbing on the end table and after repeated threats to her life and her person, she fell!!! HA HA Baby Karma is what I was thinking. She had a scrape, but nothing big. Later that evening, it (the scrape, not Emily) had turned into a giant purple bruise!!! I felt bad for the lack of sympathy at that point.
2. The next day, she was playing outside and fell several times. She scraped her knees so bad they bled. GREAT ANOTHER INJURY!!!
3. Then, this morning, little dear was trying to climb the rubbermaid drawers in her closet and flipped over backwards (not the bad part). She in the process, managed to bite completely through her bottom lip. The thing (the lip not Emily) is so swollen it looks like the girl had a collagen treatment.
Needless to say, she (yes, Emily) looks like a poor, abused child. I feel so bad for her.


Thursday, April 14, 2005


For those of you who have been following along, Texas Ducks had her baby!!!
This comment was left on her site by PaPa Duck!!!

We had a girl. She was 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long at 4pm on the 13th. Everyone is doing great.Papa 04.14.05 - 12:11 pm #



Happy Birthday Old Man!!

Mike at Allstar Game
Originally uploaded by stemily.
On the 12th of April, Our neighbor and friend Mike turned the big 30. We haven't been able to celebrate because he has been out in the field training for his second deployment to Iraq this winter. Happy Happy Birthday Michael. Welcome to the Old Age Club!!!


Wednesday, April 13, 2005

MY angel

MY angel
Originally uploaded by stemily.
Emily is really a very loving little girl. I am so proud of her and on that note, would like to point out the huge nostrils she's flaring up(Laughing so hard I spit out my coffee). My older brother, known to the blogging world as Jack Army, was not always the nicest big brother. I too had the miss piggy nostrils growing up. My loving, older brother called me cavernous nose. Oh the love!!!


Steven N Emily

Steven N Emily
Originally uploaded by stemily.
I find it so much cheaper and yummier to make cookies from scratch. I also know what goes in them (no rat hairs, feces, etc..). Since Steven and Emily are always at their post when I am cooking now a days, they got to lick their first cookie dough beaters. I remember how excited I got when my mom would give me a beater.


Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I turned the channel to Playhouse Disney so that my darling children would be preoccupied with The Wiggles. The Wiggles had been replaced with this show called The Doodlebops. It is brought to us by our great neighbors the Canadians. Don't get me wrong they have sent us her, him, and him. I will have to draw the line. This looks like some acid induced craziness. The big problem is my kids LOVE it. I just want to sing about fruitsalad and the big red car. Am I the only one who finds these characters a bit disturbing? WWWAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Where are our beloved Wiggles?


Monday, April 11, 2005


First, let me say this post may have spelling and grammatical errors that are worse than usual. I am drinking some "thank god I survived Monday" wine.
Second, I just finished surfing thru blog explosion and found even more entertaining blogs. I have them in my favorites but have yet to blogroll them. I have to keep that list at a workable number. I will just wait until one of you bores me. I am just kidding of course., or am I?
Third, the twins did not want to go to bed tonight. It wouldn't be so bad, if they would figure out we can hear them. Dear sweet children of mine, we would not have to spank your ass if you would just be quiet. We would then be unaware of your defiance and you would not end up with a red baboon ass by the time you finally fall asleep. We spank you for your own good. All the studies say regular sleep is very important to your brain's development and we will spank you smart if we must.
Goodbye Monday here comes tomorrow!


Goodbye Monday.

Well, I have survived another Monday. Let me give you a quick recap.
1. Steven has some poop issues. He keeps pulling poop out of his diaper and smearing on bedding, his legs, and today the place of choice was the front of his diaper. It was his poop apron. DISGUSTING!!! Please tell me he is not going to grow up with some gross poop fetish. LOL I am joking...I Hope.
2.Emily has decided to start tinkling in her pants a little bit before she tells me she has to go. We went thru 4 pairs of panties today. UGH!!!
3.Ethan called me bubba!! Isn't that so sweet. He is 15 months old today. He says da-da and bubba. NO ma-ma!!!! He better start appreciating the time he spent on the tit and say MA-MA.
4.I made a delicious dinner!! All on my own. NO cookbook, NO Clint, and NO foodnetwork. I am the shit. (Somebody has to think so :) !)




Colorado Blizzard

Colorado Blizzard
Originally uploaded by stemily.
They say weather in Texas will change if you just wait a few minutes. I think they were really talking about Colorado. We were just playing outside in the sunshine the day before. What craziness!!!



So far so good. Of course it is only 10:30 in the morning. The "blizzard" is over. I am a little disappointed in the amount of snow we got here at Ft. Carson. 20 minutes up the road, they got about 18 or so inches. It seems like everywhere I live I am just 20 minutes away from the bad weather. When I was in San Antonio, I was twenty minutes away from the 100 year flood (twice). I am not sure how you have a 100 year flood twice, but we did. Now I live where it snows for the 1st time in my life and I am 20 minutes away from a bunch of snow. HMMMM... Don't get me wrong, I am glad to have never lost all my belongings in a flood or to have been stranded without power and blocked in by a blizzard, I was just really wanting to see ALOT of snow. We just do not get ALOT here at Ft. Carson. Oh well, I will live.
Did anyone watch Desperate Housewives last night? I am so excited about the DANA deal. I can't wait to find out if he was a hermaphrodite (is my spelling even close?), had a sex change, or was always a boy and his parents were just crazy and wanted a girl. I suppose he could have been a boy and named Dana. Not a name I would pick for my son. What do you think? I swear that show has sucked me in.



I know it is a few days late, but Happy Birthday (April 9th) Aunt Susie.
She turned the big 55 this year, but acts 35!!! She is very young at heart and loves her family very much. Her two eldest sons have been serving our country for quite awhile now. The oldest has already done one tour in Iraq. The youngest bot is still in high school and just got his driver's license, so she ought to be showing some age soon. LOL
Have a great 55th year Aunt Susie!!


Sunday, April 10, 2005

Ethan riding the Car

Ethan riding the Car
Originally uploaded by stemily.

Yesterday was so beautiful. The kids had a great time riding their scooters, bikes, and cars. Ethan is just starting to be able to move himself on his little cars. AHHHH, what a big boy!



Christie and Erin like the massage oils!

Christie and Erin really like the massage oils.
They were so nice, Joleen had to go have a smoke This was Amy's first party and she did a really great job. I was so proud of her.

UPDATE: I have lost the picture and I do not know how to post one using code. I have to go to the site and blog from there and it will not let me add to an already existing post. I really have to learn more about all this code / html stuff. I bet I could do more with this thingy.


Pleasure Party

Pleasure Party
Originally uploaded by stemily.
The party was fun. Amy had us play some cute games. One was a word game and the other (pitured here) was pass the dildo. You could not use your hands. It was so funny, especially with this group of crazy girls. I made a big batch of trash can punch, which was also a hit. It was so popular with one girl, the poor thing puked when she got home. GROSS!!!


Pretty Steven

Pretty Steven
Originally uploaded by stemily.
Poor Steven. He is not always thrilled that his main playmate is a girl, but he does look sooo pretty.


Saturday, April 09, 2005


As I type this, I am in the process of neglecting my children ( a lot of sarcasm). They are fighting over their tea party pieces, as if the 4 million pieces are not enough for three small children.
Well, more in the crazy, nut job people story. The mailman pulled up today to deliver a certified letter. My first thought was, Damn some old boyfriend is trying to collect childsupport for an illegitimate child I didn't know about (hee hee, how do you suppose that would happen) just kidding, I actually thought I had won a million dollars or something. It ended up being even better. It was the money that crazy people owed me for babysitting this week. They sent it via certified mail and they sent a money order. He must have been really worried I was going to call his commander or something. Honestly, I have no doubt in my mind he is an abuser. Whether it is physically or emotionally, there is something just not right there. I am so glad I do not have to deal with them anymore. It is people like the crazies, that cause people like me to get a very bad taste in my mouth and avoid doing things for people.


Friday, April 08, 2005

Try again.

Short version:
This was my crazy day yesterday in a nutshell.
She says because he had a leaky diaper one day and because when dad picked up another day he was dirty I was neglecting him. Her husband tried to intimidate me by calling and yalleing at me(I hung up) because he thought I might report them for child abuse. The kid WAS dirty, They were playing outside when dad picked them up. The diaper probably was leaking. The kid drinks like a camel preparing to cross the desert. She even said herself the diapers she was buying were shitty. It was 4:30 that day and he had been changed after nap at 2. My 2 year olds usually go longer then 2 and a half hours in a diaper. She should have just said he needs to be changed more because he pees a lot or something. He needs a diaper every two hours and she wanted me to potty train? Crazy ass woman. So since her husband kind of scared me, I called their old neighbor to find out his info in case I needed to call his commander. They told me they had been waiting for the shit to hit the fan...Told me some wild shit. Why did they not tell me this before I started? They thought I was friends with the mom. I met her one time, I thought she was friends with old neighbor and I was trying to be nice. So, apparently they are F$#king crazy. He is violent with her and Conrad (of course all hearsay from nieghbor).Wish I had known this sooner. I made the MPs aware of the situation. Hopefully he doesn't try to do anything to us or our property. YES APPARENTLY THEY ARE THAT CRAZY. Oh when I talked to her I told her I thought she was using me as a scapegoat to quit her job. Crazy husband was "making" her work. Bitch!!!!! She did not deny it she just said that she was sorry about the situation!!! UUUGGGGHHHH
Okay, that is the short version. I am leaving out all kinds of crazy stuff because I am afraid to keep typing.



I have tried to enter a post, yesterday and today to tell ya'll about why I am not babysitting anymore and how she accused me of neglecting her kid. It is a bit of a long post. Both times it was erased!!!!!!! I am so damn frustrated. It's not like I just have all the time in the world. SHIT SHIT SHIT!!! I am aggravated. I need a valium now or something.


Thursday, April 07, 2005

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What I read at the CIA

This deserved to be pointed out. I found it here and would like to thank the original poster for reminding us of such a great loss to our nation.


Guess what tomorrow is?

Tomorrow is my pleasure party. I am so excited!!! I love when all the girls get together to hang out and talk trashy. Any of you who can't make it to the fun, I put a link up there so you can see what you are going to miss. Just click on my name!!! I will post some pictures Saturday of the girls being goofy! The last time we had one of these parties I got a penis ice tray to make ice for the punch...but did not have much notice. This time (LOL) the punch will be full of it!!! I love to see people's faces when they realize the shape of the ice is maybe just a little off. Wish you could all come! If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by.
UPDATE: Clint said I should add that if you do order something I won't know what it is. What exactly does this mean to you? It means I will never know what huge pervs my friends are. LOL


A Day in the life of....ME

Since our little winter storm on Tuesday, We have had beautiful weather. The kids and I played outside all afternoon yesterday. It was great. So much less to clean up if we are outside. Daddy got home about 5PM and started on dinner (stuffed bell peppers...yummy). I stayed outside with the kids. I did send Emily (2 yrs old) in to ask Daddy to get Mommy something to drink. She came back with a glass of red wine. What a kid. Not even a drop on the carpet. I will rent her out for parties. Mention this blog and you get 15% off the rental fee. LOL. Emily is such a special little girl. She is very independent, always wanting to try to do things by herself. She is so kind and loving. Thank god I do not have to pay the babies for compliments. She will crawl up in my lap and tell me I am pretty. You gotta love that for the Ego!!! (Of course she doesn't have much to compare me to)
This morning I was "dropping the kids off at the pool" (where did that saying come from anyways?) and with three toddlers, I rarely get to do this by myself. This morning as I was given the ass a good wipe, My children cheered me on telling me "You a big gurl momma" and "good jub momma". Man, I am so accomplished. I can crap on my own and I always figure out Blues Clues before I even get the third clue. I am a friggin' prodigy!!! Having small kids is sometimes like those "I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express" commercials. They make me feel so smart sometimes. LOL


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Does the punishment suit the crime?

I read this article and said to myself, "Self, Is this really long enough?" I just think pedophiles should be added to the list of criminals that are put to death by Our great state of Texas. Send them to us!!! WE will take care of 'em! The victims of sexual abuse carry the scars with them for the rest of their lives. It is a sad fact that some abusees become abusers. If we would put these abusers out of commission forever we could eventually put an end to the cycle. I found a lot of these statistics frightening. Hold your children tight and protect them the best you can. This site gives parents some tips to hopefully prevent this type of abuse form happening to your child. Remember: Part of your job is to protect them and no matter what....Ask questions, impose, and offend when it comes to the protection of your children.


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Just some thoughts...

I have made some changes to my blogroll. Please Go see these blogs. Some are political, some are for the mommies, and some are just damn funny. I really enjoy what all of these people have to say and I suppose if you are reading my blog you might enjoy them too.
This will probably be a pretty random post...like the title says, some thoughts....
My mom died a few years ago of breast cancer. I have gotten used to the idea of her not being around, but every now and then I just want my Mom. I don't think you ever get to old to want to talk to Mom. My Mom and I had a love hate relationship. We both had such strong wills (stubborn), but we love strong too. Sometimes I just want to tell her...
I am tired.
What is that bump on Emily's eye? (Dr. Appt?)
I think I yelled to much at the kids today.
I feel a little overwhelmed with the idea of turning these three monkeys into people.
I have been way too moody (prozac?)
I need a night out with just my husband. Could you babysit?
I love you.
Every now and then I am struck with the I miss my mommy blues!
Watch out, I am weepy tonight!!!Next...
Along time ago I had this friend (we will call her h). H and I had been friends since the 4th grade. That is a long ass time people. She was always so very good to me. I on the other hand, not so good. When she started her family, I was no where to be found. I would say I was coming and never show. I never offered to babysit, even just to give her a break for a shower. I know this will not be excuse enough, I just didn't see it. I was too wrapped up in my own miserable life. I now have kids (she babysat when the twins were 3 weeks old, so I could nap), I have had to look inside myself (which you seem to do a shit load of when you become a parent), and I have had to make some changes. I now have a wonderful life (I did not say easy, but so very full of love) and I unfortunately cannot share that with her. The funny thing is that the straw that broke the camels back for her was actually something I was innocent of. I have made some stupid mistakes, I have disappointed,and I have been one of those know it alls who did not have kids, but said "I won't do that with my kid". Scheesh, I was a dumbass sometimes...god it sucks to admit it, but I am not perfect. Well, I love H regardless and miss her very much. Who knows...maybe someday


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Christie needed a laugh today and posted this list of things to help remedy the situation.

50 Fun Things to do at Wal/K-Mart/Target:
1. Take shopping carts for the express purpose of filling them and stranding them at strategic locations.
2. Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.
3. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten minute intervals throughout the day.
4. Start playing Calvinball; see how many people you can get to join in.
5. Contaminate the entire auto department by sampling all the spray air fresheners.
6. Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift wrap.
7. Leave cryptic messages on the typewriters.
8. Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.
9. When there are people behind you, walk REALLY SLOW, especially in thin narrow aisles.
10. Walk up to an employee and tell him in an official tone, "I think we've got a Code 3 in Housewares," and see what happens.
11. Tune all the radios to a polka station; then turn them all off and turn the volumes as high as possible.
12. Play with the automatic doors.
13. Walk up to complete strangers and say, "Hi! I haven't seen you in so long!..." etc. See if they play along to avoid embarrassment.
14. While walking through the clothing department, ask yourself loud enough for all to hear, "Who BUYS this crap, anyway?"
15. Repeat Number 14 in the jewelry department.
16. Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you're taking it for a "test drive".
17. Follow people through the aisles, always staying about five feet away. Continue to do this until they leave the department.
18. Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store as your playing field.
19. As the cashier runs your purchases over the scanner, look mesmerized and say, "Wow. Magic!"
20. Put M & M's on layaway.
21. Move "Caution: Wet Floor" signs to carpeted areas.
22. Set up a tent in the camping department; tell others you'll only invite them in if they bring pillows fro Bed and Bath.
23. Test the fishing rods and see what you can "catch" from the other aisles.
24. Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.
25. Drape a blanket around your shoulders and run around saying, "I'm Batman. Come, Robin--to the Batcave!"
26. TP as much of the store as possible.
27. Randomly throw things over into neighboring aisles.
28. Play with the calculators so that they all spell "hello" upside down. 29. When someone asks if you need help, begin to cry and ask, "Why won't you people just leave me alone?"
30. When 2 or 3 people are walking ahead of you, run between them, yelling, "Red Rover!"
31. Make up nonsense products and ask newly hired employees if there any in stock, i.e., "Do you have any Shnerples here?"
32. Take up an entire aisle in Toys by setting up a full scale battfield with G.I. Joes vs. the X-Men.
33. Take bets on the battle described above.
34. Nonchalantly "test" the brushes and combs in Cosmetics.
35. While handling guns in the hunting department, suddenly ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are. Act as spastic as possible.
36. Hold indoor shopping cart races.
37. Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from "Mission: Impossible."
38. Attempt to fit into very large gym bags.
39. Attempt to fit others into very large gym bags.
40. Say thing like, "Would you be so kind as to direct me to your Twinkies?"
41. Set up a "Valet Parking" sign in front of the store.
42. Two words: Marco Polo.
43. Leave Cheerios in Lawn and Garden, pillows in the pet food aisle, etc. 44. "Re-alphabetize" the CD's in Electronics.
45. In the auto department, practice your "Madonna" look with various funnels.
46. When someone steps away from their cart to look at something, quickly make off with it without saying a word.
47. Relax in the patio furniture until you get kicked out.
48. When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker, assume the fetal position and scream, "No, no! It's those voices again!"
49. Pay off layaways fifty cents at a time.
50. Drag a lounge chair on display over to the magazines, relax and if the store has a food court, buy a soft drink; explain that you don't get out much, ask if they can put a little umbrella in it.


Ethan Loves Dirt

Ethan Loves Dirt
Originally uploaded by stemily.
By the way, Yesterday was absolutely beautiful here. It got into the mid-70's. We took advantage of the nice weather and played outside all afternoon. Ethan has now discovered the joys of DIRT. We will not be as lucky today. The weather guys (never very accurate) are predicting 2 inches of snow. What the hell! Is it April???


The twins love easter

The twins love easter
Originally uploaded by stemily.


Steven celebrating Easter

Steven celebrating Easter
Originally uploaded by stemily.
Chug one for the Easter Bunny!!
(The bottle was empty guys...We do not really give beer to our kids people....If we were going to give them alcohol, we would give them whisky...knock 'em right out)


Already kicking Ass

It is 8am and we have already done so much. Daddy made eggs, bacon, and toast for breakfast. The kids had waffles, bacon and raisins (in a raisin, out a raisin). The dinner dishes have been unloaded and the breakfast dishes loaded. The kitchen has been swept and I have caught up on my blog reading (oh so very important). I have not spanked anyone yet nor Have I yelled. I have figured out (on a suggestion from my Grandmother) to whisper. They have to strain to hear you and will stop what they are doing to listen. It worked some yesterday. I will try again today...only because my spanking hand is worn out. ha ha ha!!! Last night the twins were playing with their door (opening and closing). Mom and Dad said NO many times. OH Crap, You see it coming don't you!!! OUCH...Ethan's fingers were shut in the door. He was screaming bloody murder. Daddy wanted to scare the twins (if he had spanked them it may have been to harsh considering we were both pissed out of our minds) so he yelled "DO NOT TOUCH THAT DOOR AGAIN OR I WILL KICK YOUR BUTT." Yes people, he said butt. Scary unh? I couldn't help but laugh. I came downstairs and made Steven and Emily stand in the corner. Dad decided to then give them a stern talking to. Holy Shit , that was even funnier. I had to cover my face with a pillow to keep the children from seeing my pure amusement. Clint is not very good at being mean!!! Poor thing.


Monday, April 04, 2005

Arizona Border Patrol

I was just watching me a little FOX NEWS and about jumped through the TV to kick the lady's ass that said the volunteers helping patrol the border were " a bunch of redneck, racists." When did people protecting their country mean they were racist? There are many other country's out there that make it almost impossible for people to just up and move there (Ireland). I say good for them. I have nothing against Mexicans or people of any other race. I do have something against illegal immigrants coming to out great nation and expecting health care, educations, and social services. What the hell? I just do not think it is right. I am also offended that the aclu is there to protect these illegal immigrants rights. Why should we afford them our constitutional rights when they are not from our country. Come here legally and we will afford you all the rights a person in our country deserves. OOh boy am I worked up. All these Americans that bitch and moan about our country should try to go live somewhere else where they could be killed for speaking out. (Iraq under Saddam's power). Okay Okay I am done.
Oh, for you with military interests, you should go here. Another bonus, He is from Texas!!!!


Sunday, April 03, 2005

Missy and Meredith

Missy and Meredith
Originally uploaded by stemily.
These are my adorable little neices. The left ,Missy, belongs to my older brother and the right, Meredith, belongs to my little brother. These little girls are so sweet and so good. I have to say their parents have done an excellent job thus far.Kudos!!!!!


Dr. Phil's ideas on potty training?

We have now potty trained the first of three. We used a lot of Dr. Phil's tips (we couldn't afford the pee pee doll so we had to skip that part). Believe it or not. It really worked. Here is what he suggested. In a previous post I talked about the girl I babysit for and how her son was not exhibiting any of the signs that he was ready to potty train. I then realized a lot of first time parents may not know what those are. I found an "Is your child ready quiz" here, a list of "signs" here, and a lot of questions answered here.


Saturday, April 02, 2005


We all have little secrets inside. Some have just little things that nag and some have huge life altering secrets that eat away at the insides. I found this site and thought it was so awesome. What away to let it out. Your secret has been told, is public, and you can feel a bit of relief. I about shit my pants when I read this one.


Another day, another breakdown averted!!

AAAHHHHHH!!! The kids are all in bed. They went down fifteen minutes early. That was really for my own sanity. They had a great day. They went to the park, played outside, "helped" cook every meal, and had lolli pops. Even with a glorious day for toddlers, they still managed to have several brushes with "the law" (that would be Clint and I). All three of them felt like today should be "let's not listen" day. They did not hear a single "NO", "GET DOWN", or "I AM GOING TO BEAT YOUR ASS". Is there a full moon soon? Well, they are in bed now so, let the good times roll. Clint and I are having a well deserved drink and the neighbors will be over in a little while to play some games. Oh, I made some yummy manicotti for dinner. Well, I thought it was good. You may hear otherwise when reading Clint's blog, who knows!!! He always says he likes what I make, but honestly I do not always like what I make. Let's not tell him that though. Ha ha ha!!! This is a bit random, but I forgot to mention it the other day. The girl I am babysitting for (don't forget it is supposed to be only temporarily because they are moving) asked me if I "wanted" to potty train her son. I am not sure where to start.
1. HELL NO. I don't even want to potty train my own.
2. I only have Emily potty trained and they are 27 months old.
3. Her son is only 24 months old.
4. My kids can say poop and pee and pull their own pants up and down.
5. Her son cannot.
I am in no way saying my kids are better (I mean they are..Oh be quiet...all parents think their kids are better) I am just saying he has not shown any of the classic signs that he is even remotely close to potty training and WHY would I want to take on that responsibility? Does it say dumbass on my forehead? That is a rhetorical question, by the way. Anyways, back to the dinner I made. I also made a salad like the ones you get at the Olive Garden!! It was delicious!!! MMMMMMMmmmmm!


Clint's college fund

Clint is my darling, loving husband. He is finishing his degree, while serving in the United States Army. He is always so very concerned about caring for his family and meeting his obligations. He heard a story on the radio about a guy who started a website to help raise money to buy his dream car and then he saw this. He decided it would be a great idea to put a donation button on our blogs that would go directly to his 33 thousand dollars worth of college loans (33,300.00 holy shit!!!). I am hoping some millionare will be blog surfing (Bill Gates) and come across our sweet little attempts to blog and take pity on our family. Heck, he could pay the whole thing off in a milasecond. Anyways, I figured I should explain the new button that has appeared on my site.


Happy Birthday

Today is my friend Lisa's birthday. She is 55...oops I mean 37. Hee-Hee!!!
Oh, Lisa just happens to be married to my Dad. They met over the internet. How very crazy is that.
Lisa is fixing to start working on her degree as a paralegal again, she has three teenagers (yes, my Dad has to go through teenagers again), and she is pretty damn fun to be around (unless she is mad and then you better clear a path :) LOL).
If you know Lisa, be sure to tell her kids to clean that damn house today for their Mom and to be extra sweet!!!!


Friday, April 01, 2005

Anniversary present?

I really do not ask for much, nor do I spend much money on things for myself. I have decide to put two things on my "I really want someday" list. The first thing is a boob job. I do not mind having really, REALLY small boobs, but I would like it if I did not have to tuck them into my pants. That is one of the side effects of breastfeeding three children. The second, more do able thing, is a really cool blog. I went through this web site and these woman are so damn creative and their layouts, skins, whatever they should be called are so cool. I love blogging and I want it to look cool. I do not know what difference it would make...I guess it is kind of like after a good haircut and color. You just feel good and cool!!!



Maybe I should say 4, since I am still babysitting. Yesterday the kids made up a game they call bingo. I know, you think that game already exists so how could they have made it up. Well, in their version of bingo, you run up and hit or poke another child while yelling bingo. I am not sure how this came about. The twins and Ethan seemed to really enjoy. The newcomer, Conrad, thought he was getting an ass kicking. Every time they would poke him and say bingo, he cried. I had to finally step-in and forbid the bingoing of Conrad. I swear my kids are weirdos. The Twins are also in that parrot phase. You know the one, mama says damnit so babies say damnit. An example? Yesterday Ethan knocked over the baby gate leaning against the wall and scared the living piss out of me. I screamed "JESUS CHRIST" (bad I know) and Steven, who was at his perch on the counter, yelled "Jesus Christ" in return. All clint and I could do was laugh. I have such a hard time with the sailor mouth, having your own kids definently helps you cut back. And on the Ethan front... He showing signs that he may not be retarded after all. He will now say Dora, Yeah, No, and of course the standard mama and dada. I was really getting concerned, because he just was not developing verbally at a pace I was satisfied with. I know what a mean mom. I can't help it. All the kids in our family have set the bar high. My little brother's daughter, Meredith, is a freakin' genius. My older brother's kids are all really smart, as are the Twins. If he doesn't start doing something cool soon I may have to go ahead and sell him. I am just kidding. Really I am. I know why he is a little later to talk than the other kids. NO Flashcards...hee hee. I was ridiculously anal about working with the Twins. Ethan? Not so much. Oh well, I guess it will all work itself out. The point is, He is starting to say some things. Thank God!!!!!


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