Writing about my life and things in it and what I think

Friday, March 12, 2004

Dr's N Room 4 Beer

Took my baby to get his final series of shots today and had his ears looked at again as he has another hearing test next week. So my Dr. asks what I thought of the specialist we seen and I'm like glad you asked cuz I was going to ask you.. because both times i left and called I had no clue what he even did or what to do next, he said he felt same way and appoligized and how he had called over 4 times to follow up and no responce very unhappy as well and he appologized for the referral WOW.. never had that from a Dr... usually they seem to stick together or something but he was so nice about it. Also agreed he didn't learn one thing from the files they sent over so I was probably right to not know nothing either.. and I was just worried I was stupid leaving not knowing anything. I explained I had called twice myself with no responce. We both agreed another hearing test next week and find a new specialist if needed for next time. :)

So I've been at the clinic all morning 10-12... it's getting nice out 32 degrees and so sunny. I better start some lunch but 1st going to post this a friend sent... kinda neat to real - food for the soulish stuff..

When things in your life seem almost to much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar........and the beer.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. "The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else--the small stuff.

If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children.

Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner.

Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal. "Take care of the golf balls first, the things

that really matter. Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Another Nice Day

It's been another nice day! Went swimming and ran around most the day I'm tuckered out already and it's only 7 and I'm wishing it was 10 so I could go to bed I can hardly keep my eyes open. My Baby got up at 3 this morning 1st time since his Big Boy bed and wanted to get up. Thought it was morning or something but wouldn't go back to bed fought with getting him back to sleep for a good hour and finally when I thought he was back to sleep he comes running in.

Then hubs alarm is off at 5 and I'm up and he's up then at 630 my daughter wakes up upset Z is sleeping with me in my bed wakes up the rest of the house and were up for the day. So I'm tired out plus swimming makes me tired anyways.

Don't know much else pretty quiet night 2nite = just wrote a 10 paragraph bitch about my friends but deleted it cuz ya know it's not worth my energy and they're so negative... that I don't want to find myself talking like they all do. Anyways Hubs and older son gone to play BBall. Me and the little ones just got done playing Memory with Bob the Builder and Wendy. I lost all the rounds.. hehe OK off to do puzzels counting down till 9 when kids in bed so I can go to bed too. Sad isn't it.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Perfect Day

It ended up being one of those perfect days I think. Kids and me had lots of fun coloring and painting my numbers were the highlites I think that and the trip to Grandma's. Took my baby with me shopping we hit the bank, post office, the grocery store, meat market and the mall to one shop while my daughter stayed with Nama. At the Grocery store they have the kids cart that is a giant truck on the front of your cart. It has two stearing wheels and horns to honk.. He was so cute driving this big cart around honking and waving to all the ladies in the store. He is so different when it's just him and not him and my daughter always fighting over who's going to honk or do this or that... Hubs and I are focusing this week or the next few on time.. time alone with each child. He takes one somewhere if even just in their room while I get the other and play or do something fun and constructive.

I \don't have a lot of problems during the day.. well the usual brother sister squabbles over the truck no one cared about until one second someone did kinda squabbles. But I think we keep so busy with pretend play and art and crafts lately, and C folds clothes with me while Z pretend vacuums. They both do a good job of picking up their rooms for their age. I mean throwing toys into toy boxes isn't that hard, but C has it a little harder as I got rid of her's over a year ago she actually has totes now but I've got that all coded for her so she's gotten good about that as well.

It was nice, then the wind picked up and that felt not so good... Suppose to be nicer tomorrow I heard. I hope to get out to the park one of these days, tomorrow I am taking the little ones to the pool for pre-swimming lessons. Last time we went I have C doing the back float almost all on her own. Z is a die hard stunt man not afraid of anything. C is afraid of the big pool bad but if I take them both alone we'll just do the kiddy thing. I thought best I start taking them once a week at least to get more used to the water and for C since she'll start tad-poles this summer.

OK I'm blabblin a lot but I had best get to bed kids up at 7 bells again... think my sleeping into 9-930 days are over for sure now that Z's in a bed now too I have to be up the second they are. Ohhh gotta remember this. I made cinnamon french toast for breakfast and I was cleaning up the counters after I had cleared the table, and the kids usually help put the stuff in the fridge well here is how crazy my lil guy can be I turn around and he's got the bottle of maple syrup upside down and squeezing it down his throat making the gulping noises. I grab it and say his full name... and he smirks laughs and runs off. He is just something else and it's so hard not to laugh at him but you have to have your eyes on him 24/7. Anyone else have a little one like that you have to read "A Spirited Child" it's the best book and soooo totally my Z. Thought my other two kids had energy his is times 20. I cherish those alone moments with him so much. Like today at Nama's He as fasanated with this petal on a rose assorment that was floating in some oil.. kind of sented thing my grandma had. I like to see thru his eyes because he sees things I don't notice so much.

I used to think it's cuz he's my baby, but he's just himself my other two are so much more a like I guess it's a whole new world watching him. :) How fun .. what a great day!@

I feel so drained. I got home last night after work and crashed within the hour and awoke still not wanting to get up yet am. Kids are antsy to go over to Grandma's today so I'll probably take them this afternoon when she gets home all they will talk about is can we call her, or can we go there. They want to get outta here too. It's 46 degrees out that's warm.. Beautiful I want to go to. I don't get this but it's 78 degrees in our house once that sun comes out it shines on and really heats up this lil oven home I call it... but it sucks it's so totally uneffecient in heating and cooler cuz it's so extreme from one to the next.. no medium once summer hit's and any temp over 60 and the suns out you gotta have you air on.. Last year We spent over 2K on Elect and 9 on heating that's a lot everyone says my grandma said didn't even pay 1/2 that hummmmm anyways..

I'm hot and tired and kinda crabby too to top it all. I feel I'm entitled to feeling crabby from time to time considering, even though I 1/2 in a good mood too... swingy I guess on certain subjects have got my motor running that's all.

Wow it's beautiful all my bird feeders are empty I should fill them as the migrating birds that fly thru north are starting to fly thru. Birds at my parents house were crazy. Funny stories my Dad was telling me about Mocking birds .. they are everywhere. Ohhh I better get going on some lunch for the kiddies. Thinking we might actually get to go to the park this week it's suppose to be warm. OK bye for now