Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A much needed vacation...

I may not blog much for this coming week. I'll be too busy doing something different. Playing with chickens, nuzzling goats, avoiding guard ducks, and whatever else I can find to do at my parent's farm. Napping sounds good. After lunch schedule: Nap.  The kids are totally ready to spend some time with my parents. I'm ready to be away from work for a while. 
Avi will be at home with Bunny and he will be working. 
I go back to the doctor this Thursday for the blood test results. Then on the 3rd I go back to the doctor for my annual. Thank God for insurance or I'd be freaking out with all of these bills I'd be making. Maybe I can ask the doctor for a better pain medicine. The one he gave me doesn't work at all.
And I know Tzipi will want me to push her in the swing at Grandma's house for hours. That's her favorite thing.
(Yes..I know her arms are in the wrong place in this car seat.)

Grandma and I are looking forward to being together, cooking together, hugging the kids together, napping together, playing with our fancy phones together, and talking for hours about Stampin' Up and other things.
I know Grandpa is excited, but I'm not sure what he has planned. I haven't talked to him much since he's been out of town. It's his Birthday on Friday so I figure he's excited about having his kids around him on his special day.
The two pictures of the kids are from our last trip to my parent's house. The kids grow fast!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Not asleep at 3 am


I should be asleep. Tzipi and Avi are. (Zee's at a slumber party, so I'm not sure he's sleeping.) 
No fair. 
Thankfully it is Saturday so I can rest, but I have a bunch of things I need to do. 
In case you were wondering, I've not been well the past few weeks. Ever since I got the shingles, I guess. So I went to the doctor and am waiting on lab tests. After we see what interesting things my blood says, we'll check out several options, MRI, nerve tests, and whatever else they suggest. The doctor gave me some pain medicine just to get me through the week. 
I'm grateful that my job isn't physically demanding. I'm grateful I have so many praying friends and family members. I'm grateful I'm not alone. I'm grateful I have internet. I'm grateful I have insurance. I'm grateful I have transportation and fuel. I'm grateful I live in America. And finally, I'm grateful that this too shall pass.
I'll keep posting and let you know when I know something.
I think I'll eat something and try to go back to sleep. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Leelee came over and took some pictures yesterday. I love them! Zee and Tzipi are growing so much. This summer is going to be so much fun. Just had to post my favorite picture.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'd rather blog...

This is what I should be doing. I would love for my house to be clean.

I don't really believe that a clean house is a sign of a wasted life, but I do think that there are better things, more important things than a clean house. A fully cuddled daughter. A happy well-adjusted son. A happy hubby. A well rested mom. I will rest and have a bit of fun, and then I will do all the necessary things to get the house in order. That's my thought for today.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zee's Presentation

I so wish I could be a fly on the wall in Zee's class tomorrow. It sounds like they had a conversation today about Horny Toads and Mrs. Trevino could see that the kids' curiosity was peaked. So she asked Zee to give a presentation on horned lizards tomorrow (Friday the 14th of May). I helped him get his work together with pictures and he even came up with a word search game for his class. He's so excited and it's contagious. It's like each time I prepare for a presentation at Toastmasters, only it's his schoolmates that he will be presenting to. It's a bit different when we present to our peers as opposed to our friends and family. I'm very proud of him! I haven't even a clue when he might be asked to give his presentation, so I can't plan to take my lunch to see it. I don't want to freak him out or make him nervous, so I'll just imagine how great and awesome he'll be!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tzipi can RIDE!

This picture doesn't show it, but Tzipi learned how to ride without training wheels yesterday! She totally got it, problem is, she goes 100 miles an hour! I'm freaking out so I can't take a decent picture, but she rode while Hester was here, so she can vouch for me!
It kind of freaks me out, though cuz she is so little. Part of me is so excited and part of me is like, WHAT?! I CAN'T LOOK! AAAHHHHhhh. To stop, she just falls off. I know practice makes perfect, but makes mom a nervous wreck.
Oh and Dad? Your Grandbaby got to wear her swimming suit to school and wanted to take a bath in it, and sleep in it. Thanks for the fish genes. It's your fault. (Just kidding, I love it!)
Ok, gotta get ready for work. It's gonna be a great day or ELSE! :-)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Who is more excited, ME or Tzipi?

I know her birthday isn't for 8 months, but she's finally at the age where I can give her a big birthday party and with BARBIE! If you were at Zee's last birthday, you'd think I've been doing big birthdays for years, but Zee didn't get a real party until he turned 5. I went all out in Wyoming, but he was a baby and was quite overwhelmed. So we mainly had nice dinners and gave him 1 present. It was after he turned 5 that I started going with the traditional party. So Tzipi will turn 5 this year and I've been really excited about this party. 

I spent hours playing Barbie as an only child. I had the whole nine yards. But I can already tell it's going to be a bit more challenging than it was when I was little. Have you noticed that it's not about the clothes anymore? When you go to the store the clothes selection is relegated to a tiny portion and the rest is based on movies and toys for Barbie. You don't have different outfits to mix and match and if you do they are slutty clothes. Back in the 1950s they had real working zippers and tiny buttons! I had some of the outfits. I can tell already that I'm going to be sewing a lot of clothes in the next few years. I even went to Ebay and they don't have a great selection. I had an old Barbie catalog from an antique store and I used to sit and dream of what Barbie used to be. Ken had a rifle that was made from steel and wood! Not plastic. My mom spent her creativity making a very specific wardrobe for her dolls and hand made furniture. I loved her handmade stuff a lot more than the pink plastic stuff. Mainly because life isn't pink. Why does everything have to be pink? I am kind of realistic. I want a white fridge and stove, so my Barbie should have white too. Or heck, stainless steel! Tzipi probably won't care.

I loved playing 'a day in the life'... Sleeping, getting dressed, cooking, shopping, visiting friends. My friend Kelly and I even had a funeral for one of my dolls that got crushed during one of my many "rearrange the room and tell mom it's clean" expeditions. I had a bunch of chairs organized and we had a shoe box casket and eulogies! It was tons of sad fun. (I really was sad, because she was an integral part of my Barbie family system). I had an African American family, a Caucasian family and an older couple that had teenagers. The Disney Barbie set made Ken and Barbie look older. It was very much like a soap opera before I knew what soap operas were. I was very serious about my Barbie world. My mom was a grown up and enjoyed the quiet calm of dressing and styling her doll. I was much more into communication and role playing. I didn't understand how difficult it is to use your imagination when you are tired and want nothing more than quiet time with your daughter. Then your daughter says, You don't play Barbies right. Sorry Mom, I get it now. 

I'm looking forward to the party, but I'm looking forward to sitting down with Tzipi and dressing and combing and cooking and listening to her imagination. I'll probably play it wrong too. :-)

Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for being a great Mom and taking the time to play with me. I love you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I understand why my babies wanted to rescue this baby, but it's kind of like a dog. If we got one, I know I would be the one to walk it, groom it, feed it etc... 
Yesterday was such a good day. She ate, she danced around. I even heard her chirp. Then I wake up and she doesn't look good at all. 
My heart aches. If God goes through this with every creature on this planet, how does He keep from crying all the time? He knows what is going to happen. I don't. I have to trust that whatever happen is for the best, but it doesn't make it easier. It was fun last night when she was trying. It's like she's given up today. I didn't want this. I knew it would hurt like this.
It's been a rough week on many levels. I'll be glad when it's back to the normal boring routine.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What part of Illegal don't we understand?

I can't talk about this on Face Book because I have some liberal friends/family, and I just don't want to hear the rhetoric. But I just need to vent. I understand that this is a nation of immigrants, but just like not recycling, we can't live this unsustainable lifestyle forever. Eventually it will hit a peak and we won't be able to maintain this. We are all hurting, and the source is people BREAKING the law. Yes, they have a horrible country that doesn't provide well for its citizens, but we can't take care of everyone. We must care for ourselves. Israel has a very stiff immigration policy. People may want to move over there, but unless you can prove that you will be an asset, they won't allow you to move. They have their own battle with illegal immigration with Arabs.
Anyone can come to US and get medical care. Who pays for this? The American citizen. With a Democratic president in office, we are paying for more and getting less. I feel bad for the Mexican plight, but I also know my children are getting less of an education because we are paying more for ESL classes and GED classes for their parents. I understand that it's complicated because they have generations of family here and they want to be together. Why don't they want to go back to their country and make it better? Why haven't they used what we've given them to improve on Mexico? They are short sighted.

I think it is hilarious that there are people boycotting Arizona tea when it's made in Brooklyn New York. How funny is that?!

I'm not looking forward to the backlash nor am I looking forward to the potential war this may bring. But just like losing our planet to a pile of trash that never biodegrades, having millions upon millions of people that don't belong in this country via LEGAL channels has to eventually END.

The liberal argument is that they are human and they deserve the same life we afford. I agree. They need to go through the legal channels like any other immigrant. The summary to my rant: Immigrate LEGALLY! Obey the laws of the land!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gorgeous Pretty Beauty Nail Salon

Rated PG 13. (Some cussing and violence) But very funny. Has nothing really to do with nails, but it's cute. 

Hester called me at about 4 o'clock and asked what I was up to. I told her I was doing nothing and enjoying every minute. She said she was going to get a manicure and thought I might enjoy coming along. Tzipi couldn't be left behind, so she came with us. The only other time I have been to get my nails done was with Mitzi, so this was my first time at an Asian run and managed nail salon. It was an experience to say the least.

The second video is more like what I experienced. Wait for a couple of minutes, and then she gets to the nail part. Thanks Hester for the spontaneity!