Monday, September 28, 2009

Manic Monday

I'm not quite sure what the word Manic means, but it starts with "M" so I figured I'd use it to title this blog.

It's been almost a week since I was able to blog and unfortunately I don't remember what all I've done the past week. I do remember working a lot lol.

I'm still having issues getting daycare taken care of for Madyn and thought that I may be able to enroll him in a preschool instead of a daycare, but there are none around me. I have no car so getting him to one that isn't by me is an issue. I'm scheduled to work tomorrow from 10-7 and I have no idea who's watching madyn and how i'll get to work. I'm so tired of not knowing who will watch Madyn and having to fight with DES/CCA to get them to cover daycare costs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What a wednesday

So Madyn went to tutor time for the first time today. I didn't see him again until 8:30 tonight. It was 12 hours from the time i dropped him off til the time that i saw him again. He was so happy to see me tonight, but he was soo tired when i got home. lol.

Work was busy enough today. I enjoyed working the 8 hour shift, and it will look nice on my paycheck but now I'm tired and wishing my honey would talk to me more :( we're both on the computers and really nothing is being said.

I figured I would update this before tomorrow, that way I don't fall behind. :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bugs Suck

I went to my bosses pool party on sunday, and thought I escaped with no insect bites of any kind. It turns out I was wrong... I now have 9 insect bites all over my legs, and one on my tummy :(. It is so hard to not itch them!!! If you have any "remedy" to stop the itching please let me know!!!

Madyn is in a terrible mood today!!! His listening skills have gone out the window!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A little late

I didn't post yesterday, so I'm posting two blogs today.

Yesterday(sunday) I worked from 11-2, went and got a few groceries with mom and then home to see my honey for a little while. Then at 4:30(ish) Kristen came to pick us up!!!

We had a pool party for work because we made our "numbers." It was so much fun. Even Madyn had a ball!! (literally)..He threw a few over the bosses fence and her neighbors had the blinds open, I was surprised that they didn't come outside after the second ball went over the fence.

It was so nice to be out with them. I got to know all the people I work with on a more personal level & I love them all so much!!!

I got my 1 year pin too!!!! :D I'm SOOOO happy!! It feels GREAT to have been with lifetouch for a year! :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Super Saturday

This weekend will be a busy one. I'm not sure if I'll get to blog tomorrow or not.

Today Brandon got up super early and headed over to his dad's to load up a trailer, and help his dad out today. Then he'll be back soon to take me to work, and hang out with Madyn. Tonight we'll be spending family time together. Woo-hoo! :)

Tomorrow he'll be heading up north to grandma's cabin to continue on restoring it. It's a project that he started at the end of July. He's already done SOOO much work on it. He's so good at that stuff, and I'm so lucky to have him in my life.

Tomorrow, I'm on call so we'll find out if I have to work or not, today when I go in. I know I need the hours, but cross your fingers that I don't work. LoL Also tomorrow at 5 I get to go to a pool party ;) It should be fun!!!!

Madyn is being sweet this morning. He has quite the appetite though...and I need to go to the store to keep him fed. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

F is for Friday

So I haven't posted a blog yet today. I'm not really sure what I want to write about today.

For one thing, Madyn has pooped in the potty 5 times today...I am not sure what is causing him to have to do that so much today, but I hope he's not getting sick. He was sick for a couple hours on sunday, but he quickly got over that.

Today is payday, but I'm not rushing out to get my check because I have been busy the past two days with work, and other errands I have needed to do. So I'm taking today to, do laundry, dishes, and cleaning around the house. I also took some pictures of Madyn being an artist...On paper!! As soon as brandon finds the USB cord I'll have LOTS of pictures to post. So just be on the look out.

I love nap time. I love the quiet it brings, and I love that when he wakes up (normally)he's in a good mood, and can last the rest of the day without too many cranky episodes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wic Wednesday

haha. So It just so happens that my WIC appointment was today...which is wednesday! Yay for "W's"....

WIC appointment went really well. I got checks to last through Dec. We'll be getting 2 1/2 gallons of 1% milk..Not our favorite, but Madyn will drink whatever milk we give him, and I can use it to cook with too!!! :D Also, starting next month we'll be able to get $6.00 of fresh fruit and vegetables. Woo-Hoo! I love wic, I wish I didn't need it, but at this point I do.

Today was a busy day. I woke up, and my friend from work took me to Tutor time to get madyn enrolled. So that was easy, just had to fill out all that annoying paperwork that I'll have to fill out every year until high school...Oh boy. After Tutor time, I had to go to my WIC appointment at 1:30, and as said above that it went well. I also had to work today at 5. Tonight was really nice at work. I did maternity pictures!!! I absolutely love doing maternity pictures! They came out great and the family was so shocked they weren't sure what they wanted to buy.

So tomorrow I got called in to work a full shift: 10-7...I owe Stephanie a HUGE huge thank you. THANK you stephanie!!!!!!

anywho's I think that is it for today.

Wordless Wednesday

I like the idea of the doing the wordless wednesday as many other bloggers are doing today, I don't have any recent pictures on here, so I'll be posting baby Madyn pictures!!! Yay!

2 hours old/1st meeting him



\"WOW, what do I do now?!\"


1 Day old



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happy though congested

You people...

TWO of them

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

T is for Tuesday

So I actually got called in to work today! I'm working a full shift 9:45-7(close). There are only 4 appointments, so I hope that I can get some walk-ins!!

I have to go to tutor time tomorrow to get Madyn enrolled...I'm kind of nervous because he'll be attending Tutor time as his primary day care. He'll be in the pre-school room!! I'm hoping he enjoys it, and that by bringing him there he'll be able to get more on to a schedule even more than he already is. He's only been to one other day care for one day. He is really ready to go to school, but there are none close enough for me to ride the bus to take him. So for now he'll just go to tutor time.

My fiance is working from home today to take care of him. I love him so much. I'm hoping that this paycheck is at least $150 so I can give it to him for my rent. We shall see.

I have my WIC appointment tomorrow at 1:30 also, so I'm trying to find a ride to that. Hopefully I'll qualify for that (I'm sure I do...) and that way I'll get those checks soon so we can have milk & juice etc.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Madyn Monday

From now on Monday's will be the day I update with anything new regarding Madyn. Each other day of the week will have a certain topic I will blog about.

Today Madyn has been good. He took a 2 hour nap and is happy now and listening to everything I say. Haven't had any big problems with him today. We walked down to check the mail and he saw the bushes with flowers on them. He said "Mommy those flowers are for you." I thought it was super sweet, and I know that one day he's going to make a girl very happy!!

I am considering madyn day potty trained. He continues to tell me if he needs to use the bathroom. I am one proud Momma!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My friday....

I worked a full shift (10-7) yesterday, it felt great! But I worked a little while by myself. Of course in the time I was alone I encountered(spelling?), a problem. I had a very unhappy customer come in. I HATE when I have unhappy customers, because I feel like it was my fault, even if it wasn't. So she came in to pick up her pictures, I go to the drawer to get said pictures out for her....HM! They weren't there! So I look in our room where our shipment always goes. There was a box of pictures that hadn't been put away. I grab it, head back out to this customer, open the box to find out that her pictures were not there either....At this point, I go to our computer pull up the customer on our screen and then find out that her order never got put through! That explains why they weren't there, but it doesn't explain how she has a reciept and was able to pay for her pictures without an order actually being placed. Her order was almost a $500 order!!!! As I was about to call customer service my 1:20 appointment walks in...LOVELY! So I continue to deal with unhappy customer, by calling guest services, they tell me I need to call our plant where our pictures are printed...OK, so I call them. They tell me to call Guest services back. at this point my 1:00 appointment shows up too, so now not only do I have one unhappy customer I have 2 appointments waiting, and more people walking in for pickups. So guest services lady tells me to go greet my other customers and put unhappy customer on the phone. At this point I take care of the 1:20 appointment that walked in early, because the 1:00 appointment walked in at 1:14. I finished with that appointment and took the 1:00 appointment, and showed them both their pictures on the monitor at the same time. When I came out to take care of those customers, I also checked on "unhappy customer." At this point they tell me that they are hungry and need to get lunch, but are going to reorder their pictures and will be back in a little while. So that allowed me to finish with the two appointments in an orderly fashion and then I was able to help them reorder their pictures when they came back...When they left they were all happy.. It made me feel better knowing I saved this customer from not ever coming back to penney's again. But unfortunately I didn't get a break.....

Today so far is good, got the living room cleaned up, cleaned the counters and got my laundry sorted, just waiting for the laundry room to be free. Brandon's with his dad fixing his brakes, so he'll be back later.

Madyn continues to have success with the potty!!! I'm super excited and don't want to jinx him, but want to offer some kind of big reward. what kind of rewards work well with 3 year olds??

Thursday, September 10, 2009

An update

So Madyn and I are now moved in with brandon! The house is amazing. I love being with him at night after he gets home from work, and on the weekends. I know Madyn is enjoying it too, but he sometimes still says "I need to go home to my grams." So I'm not sure if he realizes that this house is his new "home."

We're doing MUCH much better in potty training section! He's been wearing underwear during the day for at least two weeks and has only had 2 accidents! :) Over labor day while swimming he told me he had to pee, and went to the bathroom and did it in the potty. A little while later he had to have a bowel movement and LEFT the pool to do it! I'm SO excited!!!!! I'm not quite sure about how to go about potty training him through the night though. We're taking baby steps!! (obviously. I started last august trying to potty train him..lol)

So potty training has me really excited for our Christmas trip this year. I won't have to bring a bunch of diapers! He'll only be wearing them at night so probably only 7-14 :)

I think that's all that is "new" with me/us right now. I'll have to post a blog with just pictures in it soon!!!