Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ok this!

So, it seems as though lately I only post if it's someone's birthday or I have poop story.  Well, since I live to you go. (and no, it's not anyone's birthday)

I cant remember if I posted about the cats we aquired for Christmas last year, but in the event that I did not, I will tell you.  Last year, we decided to get the girls a cat for Christmas because they had been asking for one.  Well, a friend had two cats they were looking to give away.  They were sort of fostering these two sister cats and we were like, cool....they are older cats so my little girls couldnt hurt them, they were already declawed in the front, so no worries about the furniture...however....these two girls were rescued from a crack house.  So, they are a little skiddish.  They have not acclimated to our hectic, loud house really well.  But, for the most part, it had been working out.  Fast forward to this month.....

My oldest is in charge of the cat box.  She is supposed to scoop it everyday, add litter when neccessary, all that good stuff.  Well, she went a day without scooping, and one of the cats, in retalliation, pee'd and pooped on her bed.  Argh.  She has a brand new has cat pee on it.  I had a talk with A about it, and helped her to understand that she cant skip.  So...a few days later, the cat did it again!  I am livid by now, because that is just gross.  The next morning I woke poop on the couch.  (the only thing that saved that cat's life is it didnt pee on the couch), then I get a text later in the day....that stinking cat pooped and peed on my daughter's bed AGAIN and this time, sat right next to it until the girl came home from school., I am so ticked off I cant stand it.  I told my husband, I'm done, get rid of them....the very next day, one of my little girls comes in and tells me there is poop on MY bed!  By now, I know which cat it is, so I go find her, and chunk her out the back door.  She cried and cried at the back door and window all day until, a visitor here accidentally let her in.  I thought, ok, well maybe she learned her lesson.  Nope!  Next morning, poop on the bed again.  So, the cat was thrown out.  She is now an outside cat until I decide what to do with her.  And let me tell you....she is NOT a happy camper.  She keeps giving me dirty looks, and wont come to me unless I am feeding her.  But jeez!  Would YOU leave a cat in your house that maliciously poops on beds???  I seriously doubt it.  I am sorry, but that just does not sit well with me. 

I dont know what it is about my house that children and animals think it is an open toilet.  Thankfully, the kids have grown out of what to do about the pets????

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

hey, hey...its my birfday!

and sis in law's bday too!  happy birthday corrie! 
I am doing a little work you can tell:)  and later, I will be going to see Eclipse (finally) with some wonderful friends!  My sweet, sweet husband brought me a starbucks frap this morning, and my other sis in law brought me a yummy iced coffee as well, so I am all hyped up on caffine!  Then I got breakfast in bed by my hubby...and my kiddos have been making me cards and gifts all day.  All in all, I say its a great day!  I've gotten to talk to my mom, my dad, my grandmother, one of my brothers, and my oldest called me from her dad's.  Lots of fb happy birthdays, and texts!  I am a very blessed woman!
Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday!!!  TTYL!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

a lot of nothing....

a few posts back, i reminded myself to take some time for myself....not get too busy.  yeah.  that didnt really work out.  Things are endlessly crazy around here, but you know.  I kind of love it.  I guess I cant truly say that i havent taken some time for myself.  I have been reading.  Which, if you have children, you know is next to impossible.  especially if you are like me and have a really hard time doing the mundane things like feeding your kids when you are lost in another world.  my poor hub.  i wont pick up a book tonight because I know he misses me:( 
I worked yesterday for 6 hours, got to my sis in law's house to pick up the kids, and she was having a crazy, frazzled day, so i finished curling her hair for her (she was going out to dinner) and about an hour later, loaded up my crazy crew plus the 3 nephews and headed home.  A while later, I picked up the book, "The Wedding", and about midnight I put it down again.  That was an awesome book.  I completely lost myself in the story, and well, it was just happy. 
Right now, i am putting off going to the grocery store.  I just dont want to.  so, instead, i decided to blog. poor you.
there is so much going on, but i truly do need to go to the store, then I have a few hours of work to do tonight.  the fun never ends.
by the way....i miss my oldest pretty bad right now.  She spends 6 weeks of the summer at her dad's and every year i miss her more.  I just realized the other day that I only have four more years of her living at home.  She will go off to college and then her tirme will really be divided.  ~sigh~  not looking forward to that.
Also, on another note....i think i am a lucky blogger.  I read a few others, and they tend to get hate mail...crazy, i know.  especially when they are just blogging about their big polictical or religious posts....just life!  but a while back, I posted regarding a nasty little coward who anonymously posted something in my comments tht I rejected.  and wouldnt you know....they have never commented again!  hehehe...little coward.  guess they lost their audience!  For those of you who do post on my blog.  Thanks for taking the time to read, even tho my posts are few and far between right now, and this one doesnt have any poo or vomiting stories.  I will work on that for you.:)

Friday, May 21, 2010


in two days, my oldest daughter will be 14.  How the CRAP did that happen????  Man, o man....I am excited for her, and happy that she is a healthy, thriving, sweet, sensitive, smart, capable young lady.....but....what happened to my baby????
I'm gonna go cry now.  More later..............

Friday, April 16, 2010


Life is crazy these days....full of chores, making sure the girls read enough, fixing dinner, working, laundry, running too and fro.....I drove 100 miles today alone for work.  I'm tired.  So, I actually sat down this evening for the first time in weeks to do nothing.  I stole a book from my daughter's bookshelf and tuned out the craziness around me for a while.  It was great.  Cant forget to take a little time for yourself, or your life will whiz by you in an instant and you will be too tired to remember it.  ~this is a reminder to me.  Love, Me~

Monday, March 22, 2010

What must it be like???

To be in heaven, singing with the angels....that is where my sweet, sweet uncle Ray is now.  As of today, his suffering here on this earth is over, and he is singing songs with Jesus.  How sweet that must be! 

I have some wonderful memories of this man.  I've know him forever.  He was a father figure to my own father, and many, many of my childhood memories include him and my aunt Jessie. 
First and foremost, he was a pastor ~ in my lifetime, I've sat under his ministry, I've worshiped with him.  Learned from him, laughed with him...even laughed at him!  2 things I will always remember about him.  1.  He loved RC cola!  That was his "drink of choice"  he LOVED it.  2.  I used to get the biggest kick out of him, sitting on the platform at church, leaned back in his chair, legs crossed, mic in hand, and just worshiping.  He loved to worship the Lord.  I loved to watch him.
  His worship was always so very sincere.  And I dont care how well you sing, if your worship is not sincere, what is the point of it? 
He was also a very loving, and caring man....and funny.  My dad and I used to go eat breakfast with him in the mornings at this tiny little cafe in a small town in Oklahoma where he pastored a church.  Until that point, I did not know just how funny he was.  But, this guy....he had a sense of humor.  Oh yes....if my dad or my brother reads this....all I am gonna say is "melon".  HA!  You will know what that means!  Those early morning breakfasts let me in on a side of him that, as a child, I did not know before, and I will cherish those memories forever ~ I almost feel like I was let in on a secret, as most of the time, it was just me, dad, and uncle Ray. 
It also feels strange calling him uncle Ray, since for most of my life to me, he was uncle Maynard.  But, no matter the name, he was always the same.  Strong, masculine, gentle, loving, giving, kind, protective, christ-like.  That is who he was to me.  I will always love you Uncle Maynard  Ray Pugh!  Party it up in heaven with your brand new body!  ~kimberly

Thursday, March 18, 2010

its sad but true....

Working from home has it's advantages, and disadvantages.

Advantage: I get to work in my pj's
Disadvantage: I pretty much work in my pj's every day.

Advantage: Brushing my hair and putting on makeup is optional
Disadvantage: I usually pull my hair into a ponytail or a clip and I never wear makeup

Advantage: I always get to be here when my kids get home from school
Disadvantage: I am ALWAYS here when my kids get home from school (hehehe)

you get the point.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

what the poo is happening here?????

Holy bifocals! what the heck is happening to me????

first: my kid will be in high school next year (refer to my last post)

second: I am starting to hold things away from my face to be able to see!! What?!? I just laughed at my daddy for doing that like, I dont know...yesterday!!!

Seriously folks. I have not been able to see since the 6Th grade. I sat in the back of the class and my friend wrote down what was on the board every single day. It never even occurred to me to ask why she could see it and I couldn't, until Mrs. Teacher caught her passing me "notes" in class. We were just about to get our hands smacked with the ruler until she realized it was the assignments. Promptly was I taken to the good ole' eye doc who looked at me like I was nuts. "uh, you didn't realize that your BLIND???" nope. until he gave me those gloriously hideous glasses. Great balls of fire! I didn't even realize that trees had individual leaves! I thought they were all just big lumps of green like my 7 year old draws. So, for years I have worn glasses and contacts, and now all of a sudden, I am taking my glasses off to read things up close, and with my contacts....yep...out the arm goes and I am making those crazy faces you see the "older folks" make, trying my darnedest to read that tiny writing.

I will never laugh at you again dad. This is me....crying in my bifocals.....

Friday, March 12, 2010

dance like theres no tomorrow oldest is going to try out for the drill team....yikes!

A) I'm having a hard time with the fact that she is STARTING HIGH SCHOOL!!!!

B) hello! i am NOT old enough to have a highschooler!!!!


actually, that statement is far from the truth because my mom was 30 when I started high school and I am, well.....uh.....definately older than that!
But still......high school? really? already?? Add to that my youngest will be starting kindergarten! I will have no kids home! (yay!)...not really. I am actually sad about that. for now. we will see if that changes once I am free to run naked thru the house between the hours of 7:15 and 3:15!! heheh....

Anyway...back to drill team. Did you know that it is ridiculously expensive to entertain crowds of people at football games using the medium of dance? is $835.50 to be a part of the drill team. And DO NOT forget that .50....because that is one less can of coke I get to purchase. Is it me or is this just nuts?? I get it. they need costumes, boots, hats, gobs of makeup, etc....i know! But dang! it is either....I take up a second job and my hubster gets a few more jobs to pay for this, or she does not get the experience. SUCKS! And, I will do whatever it takes to come up with that money, because, well, thats what we do. But ok...again. DANG! $835.50????? Can I get a detailed summary of exactly what our taxes pay for?????

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Hello Dallas! I am snow! Nice to meet you!

Yes, yes....I know that you up north of us are sick, sick, sick of snow....but....I am going to enjoy this beautiful, pure, white-ness called snow until its gone!

We had!

The dog even gave up her usual lazieness to actually run. Yes, she ran in the snow. over and over and over! Chased the kids, did some laps around the yard...crazy!

Can you tell that my J loves this dog? She is crazy about her, and will take any and every opportunity to seize a photo op with the pooch!

We built a snowman....twice! We built him first thing that morning, but he fell over. So, my sis in law and the nephews came over to play and we rebuilt him. The medal on the nose was their idea! The kids also built a "Patrick" snowman in the back yard! They are so creative!

My kiddos are crazy about the snow, and apparently, we had record snowfalls in a single storm here in the DFW area! I can tell you this much....this is the most snow I can ever remember seeing here! I have seen more snow in Kansas, but only a few times, although I know they have gotten alot of snow this year. But, here is my thought. I live in Texas. You know....the south....warm climate....super-duper hot summers....ya, you get the idea. If we have to endure the cold....we might as well get some snow. It is way better than just cold rain! So....I intend to fully enjoy all the snow I can get!

So, the last few pictures on this post are the views out of my bedroom windows and from my backyard. This is what we woke up to yesterday, after we played in the snow 3 different times the day before....we had the yard all torn up with our playing, and as it kept snowing, it was beautiful again!

I see such beauty in the snow. Pure, fresh, clean. How could anyone deny the love our God has for us in this beauty. Yes, outside of our "little world" terrible things are happening. I know this. But in the midst of the terrible, we can find beauty. Even if the beauty is the snow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

i cant believe i did it!

so, I am now done with my 10 day cleanse, and I have to say.....I never thought I'd make it. But I did, and I feel great. So there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 9 and feelin fine!

Especially since I just took a nap! Not even on purpose! I sat down after dinner to watch the news and passed straight out. What the heck?!? I wasnt even tired. Or....apparently I was. But, I have to tell you. I was so very much looking forward to today. Today was salad day. I munched on some avacado and carrots earlier while I was working, and I fixed the family taco salad for dinner, and I had the salad part, with homemade vinegar and oil dressing~yummy~ it was a small salad, and I barely made it through. How do I feel. Well, to be honest, I kinda feel like UGH! I am so full, and I ate FOUR hours ago!!!! How does that make me feel? ~YIPEE!!!~ It makes me very excited because that was the whole point of this entire fast! I wanted to get to the point that I was satisfied eating smaller portions. Where I didnt want to eat the crappy food. And let me tell you. It will be slow going for me as far as the food is concerned.
Tomorrow is my twins' birthday, and for 9 days, I have not had one sweet thing. I am making chocolate and funfetti cupcakes, and we shall see if I eat one. I might eat a bite. I dont even know at this point if I could make it through a whole one!
Well, I am off to bed. Happy eating!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day Eight....can you even believe it???

Oh My Goodness! I cannot even believe that I have made it this far! The longest I have ever survived any kind of diet/change of eating habits was when I did weight watchers several years ago. I did that for a year. But I was able to eat....and surpisingly, eat well. I think weight watchers is great. But, fasting for 10 days???? I never thought I'd make it. I will say that one motivator is that I have lost 2 inches in the waist. the hard part is going to be keeping it off. yes, I know.... but I am gonna work on it.

As for now, today is Orange juice day. You have to come off this fast slowly. And when you havent eaten in 8 days, your digestive tract is very, very rested and has to be "brought back to life" slowly., OJ....tomorrow, OJ and some raw veggies and maybe a light salad for dinner.! yeah!!!!

Anyhow, I am very proud of me and my sis in law....we both have made it this far, and I cant see either one of us failing at this point! Yeah US!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

day four

well, its day four, and I was fine all day long....i had energy. I was fine without food. was dinner time. yeah. So, last night, my hubby grilled bbq chicken and I made the kids some mashed potatos...well, chicken did not get finished in time to feed the kids before church, so I ended up giving them some hot dogs and mashed potatos real quick. I know...healthy, right? Well, sorry. I was in a hurry. oldest ate a piece of chicken after church. Then hubby and youngest had some for lunch, theeeennnnn......he had to heat everything up and feed the kids, because, I can forgive the first two times I had to smell the decliciousness that was the bbq chicken completely filling my entire house, but, when it came to dinner and I had not eaten for four days....well, I wanted to crack. So....instead of cracking, he took care of dinner from start to finish and I locked myself in my bedroom and folded laundry. Let me tell you...I got a LOT of laundry done. Sheets washed and beds remade....everyone has plenty of clean underware, socks, shirts, and pants. ~sigh~ now its 8:30 and I am still hungry. But...after I come off this fast correctly (you have to do it slowly and carefully) my sister in law and I are going to cantino laredo for some especially yummy portabella mushroom and goat cheese enchiladas. Oh, dont wrinkle your nose! They are sooooooo goooood! Rolled up with some kind of spicy sauce on a bed of baby spinich and some crispy veggies on the side.
No...I do not intend to eat like that all the time, but come meat....and some very yummy stuff wrapped in a corn tortillia....who could ask for more. Now, I am going to drink some water because my mouth is WATERING!!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

day 3

I am now on day three of my cleanse/fast. I must say that I did not believe I would make it even this far, but I am just two days away from half way!!! That I made it through the first day was amazing. The only things that have been an issue for me thus far (besides the desire to shove every kind of food in my mouth) that I have experienced is that I am really sleepy. I have to sit down alot more than normal, but I am thinking that will pass after the first several days...I had a major headache, due to the lack of caffeine I am sure, but that passed and basically, the only other thing is, I am getting very familiar with all the things in my bathroom....well, that is to be expected. It is a cleanse, after all!
So, I am happy I have made it this far, and I am excited to accomplish this 10 day thing. My hubby commented on how proud he was of me and how good I was doing and that was nice. My daughter even offered to do it with me to give me support, but I told her no. I dont think it would be a good idea for her. She is only 13 and very, very thin.
On the other might fly out the window! I made a yummy (smelling) chicken and pasta dish for dinner last night for the fam. It smelled soooooo good in my house, I almost had to leave=/
Stay tuned for more.....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i've lost my mind.....

So, I meant to get a post up here yesterday for the big "DAY ONE!!!", however....I (at first) was too busy, then I was just too tired. So, here I am today for the big, "DAY TWO!!"

Whatever are you rambling about?, you ask....well....I (and two, possibly four) of my friends have started a 10 day cleanse/fast. Have you heard of The Master Cleanse? Well, a few members of my family did this a while back, and in conversing with them about it, and having one too many discussions with some other friends about parasites and worms, several of us have decided to give it a shot.
I am ashamed to say that I have never fasted before. Our church has been thru some church wide fasts, but I have not participated. I'm not too sure why, other than the fact that I never really believed I could make it through. But.....I am determined to do this. Yesterday, I failed miserably at what I planned to do as far as getting through the tough part. I planned to get my bible and my notebook out and read and write when it got tough.....yesterday, i failed at that. Instead, I curled up on the couch and watched tv and dozed off.....I was really tired! I am sure that the combo of no coffee, no soda, no food is what made me so sleepy...and this morning, wow...I was up for about an hour and I hit a wall of sleepy-ness!! I could
I have read all the "symptoms" and I think I am prepared for them....we shall see. In any event, it is my goal today to spend some time reading my bible and praying and writing a bit. I know that the only way I will make it 10 days with not food, while still having to prepare meals for the rest of my family, is to pray, pray, pray. And it helps to do this with someone else. My two girls are rooting for me, and I for them....
So, for one down! Bring on day two!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So....I rarely use my blog to vent about other people.....honestly, I really dont have that much to say about what other people do to me because I usually just blow it off and dont dwell on it. is another story. I've been sitting here wondering if I should respond, how to respond if I do and also, how to find out who to punch in the face. So, just to give you a general idea.....if you are a reader of my blog, you know that I usually write about funny or gross things that happen around here....and really...I just write for myself. Not for anyone in particular, though it does make me happy that other people read. And, I have never, no not once, gotten an ugly comment. Until the other day. I wrote my funny little poop water post, and then another silly thing that my daughter said, and I log into my account a day or two later and lo and behold, I have a comment to moderate. Usually, this makes me giddy. Not this time. Someone, and I have an idea of who it was, but am not 100% sure because the coward left the message as anonymous...yes, I just called you a coward.....anyway, left a very personal comment on my blog....and it was. not. nice. top it off, it wasnt even about me, or my was about something that is personal, and something that I dont want advertised.....and the comment was very obviously left as a jab at my family. And, I was going to just forget about it. I deleted it and said to myself....what a jerk, and left it at that. But I logged onto my account again, I wondered if I would see another jab.....I did not. But it pissed me off altogether again. is me...putting it out there. You can be a coward if you like and jab, jab, jab at my family all you want....but guess what....whoop-de-do. Are you perfect? Have you ever made mistakes? Oh, and by the call yourself a christian.....yep...that was reeeeaaaallllll Jesus-like. Got any guts? Say something to my face. But I bet you wont. I bet you wont ever say anything. Cuz that's how cowards roll. How sad for you to be a coward....How sad.
Well, that's all I got! Back to happy for me. I will let the coward roll around in their own kind of poo.....I'd rather deal with the kind I can wash off!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

for corrie......

ok interesting that I should read your comment at the precise moment I am currently laughing at something and signed into my blog because I "have GOT to blog this!"

Tonight, we are sitting here in the living room. We don't have any cable, so we are very limited in what we are watching these days...*side note: not a bad thing:)...and Luke, Jordan, and Peyton are sitting here watching Ace Ventura 2 while I am working on the computer. Well...I was working! So....its the beginning of the movie, and if you have not seen this movie, I will give you a very brief synopsis because it pertains to the story.
Ace, while trying to rescue a raccoon from a mountain top, loses his grip on the animal and it falls to its death, therefore leading him to go live with monks due to his grief and guilt. Someone comes to get him from the monastery for a job and while on the plane to the job, the stewardess says to him, "Nuts?" His reply is something close to, "no thanks, I have one...." and she says to him, "NO...Nuts?" while holding out a bag of peanuts. .....the movie goes to commercial and Jordan climbs on Luke's lap and asks a few questions about what happened to the raccoon...while explaining, Luke also explained about the monastery and why he went to live there....her reply....."is that what happened to him then? because he was really smart and then something happened because he forgot what nuts are"
Maybe you had to be there, but it took me a good long time to stop laughing under my breath.
Luke just picked her up and said, "oh, my sweet sweet, innocent little baby girl"
I love having is never, ever boring!