Being CK

January 14, 2012

Already falling behind….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 10:19 pm

Not on blogging, oh no, 3 posts in 2 weeks is definitely a record!  But here…

Trying to put all the Xmas stuff away

I started the “takedown” process on Jan. 3, the day the kids went back to school.  If you notice, the only ornaments left on the tree are on the top, because I can’t reach them.  And I’m too lazy to get the ladder so that I can take them down.  It’s January 15, and all my Xmas stuff is still out.  And it’s like holding me back from doing all the other stuff I need to do, I don’t know why.  We don’t even use this room.  But every time I go upstairs to clean up my desk or put the laundry away or something else, I find myself coming back down to this room to try and put the xmas stuff away.  Ugh.  The neighbors don’t even trip anymore, they just walk through the little pathway that I left straight to the family room.  Lol, I guess they’re used to my ways.  My Halloween decorations were up until almost Thanksgiving.

Babygirl was sick all day today 😦  She was out playing with the neighbor kids yesterday, riding her little Barbie light-up scooter when all of a sudden she went inside to get her jacket…which NEVER happens.  Then, she wanted to come inside and she went straight to the couch to lie under the blanket.  I checked her temp and it was 102.6.  She fell asleep at 5 then woke up at 11 and asked for some soup.  I didn’t have any soup made so I warmed her up a can of Progresso Chicken Noodle and she ate two of the noodles and went back upstairs to sleep.  This morning at 7 she woke me up to ask for Oatmeal.  I got up, made her oatmeal, she ate one spoonful and went back upstairs to sleep.  I was down here and HBY was getting ready for work, so she crawled into bed with her brother, poor baby.  Then she started to throw up.  It’s such an ordeal for her, she cries and cries and cries.  Ugh.  She cried because she wanted to go to the birthday party that we were supposed to go to today.  Then she cries for her daddy. Hmph. After I cleaned up the oatmeal that she didn’t eat, I spent all morning making chicken noodle soup for her and she asks for her daddy.  Whatever.  Anyway, she spent most of the day in my bed watching movies on Netflix.  Then she comes downstairs around 6:30, said she felt better even though she was still burning up, and asked for some jello.  She ate one tiny spoonful then fell asleep on the couch.

Poor baby.  Dillon was a good older brother today, he stayed next to her to keep her company, try to cheer her up, get her water.  He  kept saying he felt bad for her, he doesn’t like it when she’s sick.  Well, at least that’s something.  When she’s better they’ll be back to fighting again.



January 10, 2012

12 in 2k12

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 6:52 pm

So I’ve been thinking and thinking about this.  Though I don’t believe in resolutions, I’m gonna jump on the 12 in 2012 bandwagon.  My resolutions are less resolute though, you’ll see.

1.Less Caffeine – More Water!  For me that probably means 3 cups of coffee in the morning instead of 5+, cut out the afternoon Rockstar (at least 3 days a week), and having a Coke with dinner only 4 nights a week (maybe the nights that I didn’t have the Rockstar in the afternoon)

2.More Family Time!  Bring back the game nights!  Now that they’re old enough to play games besides Go Fish! and Uno, lol. I’ll be realistic here and shoot for twice a month?

3.Pay Attention!  When talking to the kids or when they’re talking to me, I will give them my full attention instead of having one eye/ear on the tv, computer or phone.

4.Project Life!  I’m going to do Project Life 2012.  Such a great and (seemingly) simple idea!  Leave it to Becky Higgins to figure it out.  I will complete a 2-page spread for each week at minimum.  Would be great to do more, but we shall see.

5.Shoot More!  MUST use my camera more.  I’m seeing a lot of people planning to take a family portrait on the 12th of every month.  Seems like a lot but I think that’s a good idea.  I don’t think I have one single family portrait from 2011.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a photo of the 4 (or 5, lol) of us.

6.Waste Less!  I will (try to) not buy (too many) unnecessary things.  Stay away from Michael’s dollar bins and Target’s dollar spot and Daiso, lol.  I will pack up leftovers and (make someone) eat them the next day.

7.Be (more) Efficient!  Haha, I had to add the *more* in there.  Won’t be hard to be *more* efficient than I am now or have been throughout last year.  I will wake up on time (not hard to do since puppy wakes me up early every morning), make everyone’s lunch, finish my chores for the day before picking up the kids, have dinner ready before 6:00 as much as possible.

Damn that’s only 7?  Can I stop now?  7 in 2012 doesn’t have the same ring as 12 in 2012.  Let me think of 5 easy ones……

8.Everything in its Place!  I have a bad habit of buying things – even groceries – and leaving them in the bags on the floor and just using them out of the bag.  Horrible.  Must put things away.  Clean clothes – straight from the dryer into the drawers/closet.  That will be a hard one I can already tell.

9.Keep open lines of communication!  Haha, I NEVER answer my phone.  And it’s not because I don’t want to, I’m just never near my phone so I don’t hear it.  HBY gets SO MAD.  Actually, a lot of people do.  Once, I was putting away the laundry in my closet and I was trying to be good so I took the phone with me.  I left it in there for almost 2 days.  Horrible.

10.Spend one-on-one time with the kids.  I think I will have to do one project a week with each kid.  For Alex will be some type of crafting or baking project.  For Dillon it will be a mini science experiment  or help him cook dinner.  I think one a week for each is pushing it.  So how about one week, one kid.  Next week, other kid.  Lol.

11.Be (more) Organized!  My desk is a crazy pile of papers.  Paper crafting supplies EVERYWHERE!  I’ve got to organize and purge.  For real.

And finally #12!  And I think this is the most important….I MUST drop the 20 pounds that I’ve picked up over the last 4 months.  Seriously, I’ve gained 20 pounds since August.  And at the rate I’m going, I could easily gain another 20.  I’ve said it before – and I stand by it – I’m sure it’s the Depo shot that I got back in August.  There’s no other explanation.  But whatever caused it, I’ve got to reverse it.  Even if it takes all year, that’s okay.

So there it is…my 12 for 2012.  Sounds do-able.  Nothing ridiculous or impossible.  I wanted to put something in there about making and sending all of my close friends and relatives hand-made birthday cards, but I’d already lose because tomorrow is my Gran’s birthday and I have no cards to send and it would take almost a week to get to Hawaii anyway.  So…Baby steps.

Now…I’ve got to work on my Project Life title page and Week 1 spread.  After I cook dinner and clean the kitchen.

January 7, 2012

2012 Already??

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 9:24 am

Happy New Year!  And, you know, a new year means time for a new blog post.  Lol, I’m laughing at myself.  I think the word for what I’m feeling is chagrin.  But…whatever.  My last post was about finally moving.  I moved into this house 5 months ago and am still not completely settled.  Things are everywhere and there’s a lot of crap still in boxes.  Because the kids started school soon after moving in, and because I’m obviously not the most organized person.  And because Marvin would not let me hire any movers but insisted on the two of us moving everything ourselves.  Took us MONTHS to clean out the San Francisco house.  Literally.  We finally got it cleaned out and rented just last month. It didn’t take long to find renters, I think because the rent is on the low side, but more importantly, we found a nice couple to rent. Pretty much exactly what we were looking for.  No kids, no pets, no parties, etc.  Hopefully they just won’t let the backyard turn into a jungle, which it does in a very short time.

So anyway, I’m sitting here blog hopping and thought to myself – hey, when was the last time I wrote a blog post?  I’ve made a decision.  2012 is going to be my year!  Haha.  But really, I’m going to be more productive.  Really.  Really.  Maybe that will be my word for the year.  Productive.  I was going through my photos from 2011….sadly lacking.  This year I’ve got to take more photos.  Even just everyday photos.  I didn’t even take pics at Dillon’s birthday party, though in my defense, it was at this house that we had just barely moved in to, there were  a million people (okay, 60, but it might as well have been a million), kids running around everywhere (freaking rubbing their greasy hands on the walls!!), I was trying to spend at least a few minutes talking to each person (I hope I didn’t miss anyone), playing bartender, etc.  Luckily, Pristina was here so I handed her my camera and told her to just take some pics.  She didn’t get the shots that I wanted, but at least there are some.

Okay well, I’ve got to go and get ready for a birthday party.  The party is at 9:30.  In the morning.  On a Saturday.  Lol.  I’m like – who the hell throws a birthday party at 9:30 in the morning on a Saturday???  Common around here apparently.  It’s one of the neighbor kids, he’s turning 3.  Next week I’m going to a kids’ birthday party in the city.  Starts at 5:00 pm.  Hahaha.



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