Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mom2aRockstar

My son, the future rock star has now formed a band called (for now) 'The Second Coming'. Its a blues/rock type band.

This band will be huge..why? Because his band members are hot, and well we all KNOW this is what makes a GREAT band. Pretty Boys.

Just kidding.

Sort of, this is Todd, the drummer, how CUTE is this kid!



This isnt the best quality (taken via cell phone), but heres a sample. My son (on guitar) is only 15 and the rest of the band members are 17.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I never have time

to write here. How the hell does everyone else do it???

This Saturday is my middle sons birthday, he just turned 12. My kids are a little spoiled, if the 400.00 game system wasn't enough, his dad feels as though he needs an ultra expensive birthday party, blah blah blah, something about them 'being kids only once'.

I was all prepared to do a 'theme' party, because I'm THAT kind of mom. I have the bottled up creative energy just ready to burst at the seems.
Since hes into medieval things, like Harry Potter and Runescape, I was like, 'Lets have a medieval party, complete with a murder mystery game, my older son and his friends dressing up like knights, and complete with a token finding scavenger hunt'. This was met by, 'Seriously mom. Are you kidding?...how about NOT'.

I guess we will just BBQ, get a super slide and other boring stuff.

My kids are funsuckers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

LOL

Myspace message from my oldest daughter today...

yeahh
and I was getting ready to leave
and as soon as I walk outside
it starts fucking raining!
its a sign that school sucks ass
from jesus..
makes sense.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Help!!

Our school is taking donations for new or gently used books for ages pre-k to 7th grade.
All the kids have lost their school books and several schools lost entire librarys due to flooding.

If your able to help, you can send books to:

Orangefield Elem.
p.o. Box 228
Orangefield Texas 77639

Please include a note that states you are donating these books to help Bridge city and Galveston County libraries.
If your childs name is in the book, you can simply write 'donated by' above the name.
Thank you so much!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photos from hurricane Ike.

Fema has turned down 175,000 families in my area, stating that their homes are livable, nevermind the fact they had this much water in them.

This is/was the walmart that I shopped. This is/was the pizza hut that we went to. This is also the street that contained our dentist and doctors offices and our major grocery store. This street also contained 3 schools that will not be opening anytime soon. It also contained thousands of homes.




Wednesday, September 24, 2008

For Mary...

Your right, Dakotas hair has gotten really long.




Tom boys.

My youngest daughter is 13 and the biggest tomboy. She wears boy clothes, refuses to wear makeup or her hair down.

She also has new friends in this new town weve moved to, and they made her into a girl. I hope she stays like this for now on, because I prefer her 'girly' than so tomboy. I have enough boys running around here, I NEEDED a girl!!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

A quick rant and a heads up about the place we call USA.

Let me tell you all a little something you wont see in the news. All those people you see displaced by the hurricane. All those people, cleaning the mud out of their homes, or not having a home at all. Hundreds of families..they have no place to go. Ive seen them living outside their homes in tents. Ive seen them at the camp sites as Im going down the road, living in tents. We are talking parents, young children, etc. FEMA refuses to bring in temporary housing, and to be honest, we haven't seen anyone from FEMA in this area, except to bring ice and water...and the kicker? They give one package of water, one bag of ice. (Oh the plus side, Walmart has in their parking lot, compliments of Walmart, 3 bags of ice and 3 packs of water for anyone that needs it)
What happens to all these families now? Their homes are unlivable. Are they to live in tents until FEMA decides to help them? All the hotels are filled in this area (and believe me, these are small towns, there are very few hotels). The local mayors are asking people to take in a family that they know to help everyone out in this trying time because our government, the Government that helps so many people in other countries, cannot help our own. If I knew someone that needed help, I would take them in. (It wouldn't be my first time, Ive taken in 5 homeless children into my apartment when we lived in the hood)....(speaking of which, our old apartment? It was crumbled to the ground in the hurricane. See? God has a plan for everyone, noone was living there at the time, thank God).
The whole rant Im making is this. We pay our tax dollars and our government can help everyone in other countries, but they cant help the people in our country that need it! Hell, FEMA has even stole our 'air space.' Meaning, if you are in a disaster area that got totally flooded, your cell phone will not work because FEMA has shut down that satellite.
True story.
Your cell phone will flash 'Federal Emergency Calls only.' Ive seen it first hand. I asked a national guardsman what that meant, he says 'FEMA has control of the cell phone services and they are the only ones that can make calls'. Are we living in a communist country? Someone please put a woman in the white house so she can fix this world we live in, because men have fucked it up for years and are continuing to screw it up some more!!
What gets me is, during hurricane Katrina, FEMA gave debit cards to those people, and they bought big screen TVs, jewelry, etc. They gave those people free housing (meaning they paid their rent) for 3 years. They brought in temporary housing for them. Supposedly since those people took advantage of the situation, FEMA refuses to do that again. Well, im sorry but were not the people from 'Nawlins'...and if the world thought like FEMA thinks, then the first time a president screwed up, then we wouldn't be having any more presidents after that. You cant keep changing the rules because of a few bad apples.
What did the people in Texas get after this hurricane? A visit from the president, a bag of ice, and a package of water.
Wow.

Our local school district volunteers, helping out our neighbors, because our government cant.



Extended Summer Vacation??

My kids wont go back to school until Sept 29Th because all 3 schools were flooded. Other schools in the area wont go back until the middle of Oct because of severe flooding.

I'm deathly afraid of snakes but knock on wood, I haven't seen one since the hurricane. I'm wondering if its because before the hurricane i put out moth balls all around my house. Yes they smell but I'm wondering if the snakes think so also. Ive seen plenty of moths and thousands of mosquito's so apparently they are immune.

My youngest daughter had a few girls stay the night last night. They are all around the same age, early teens.
Heard from the kitchen this morning: 'Holy cow, one cracker has 2 grams of fat"!?!?
Now it starts? Unbelievable. If my 105 pound daughter says she needs to go on a diet I am going to scream!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The MRE Breakfast.

MRE= Military Ration Envelope.

Breakfast Menu today: Omelet, hash browns, jelly, and poptarts.

First:
Take out your MRE omelet and add water. Take that out after its been smoking for 5 minutes (be careful its hot!) and then do the same with the hashbrown packet.






Add to plate..and enjoy?

New T-shirt: I survived Ike.

This hurricane will be something for my kids to tell their children about. We did not evacuate, we rode out the storm in our house...were tough like that. We prayed alot too. It was a very scary storm, high winds, transformers popping like it was nothing, trees snapping in half, the occasional sounds of small explosions (Someones generator).

We lost electricity around 5pm on Friday before the storm hit, and didn't get it back until yesterday. I think that was the hardest part, especially the first 2 days when it was hot as hell. God then gave us cool weather, and it wasn't too bad.

Alot of our friends lost everything. Their entire homes, swept away. We were lucky, the water stopped 10 feet from our front door.





We didnt have any damage to our home. Im swearing its because we had scaramentals at our windows and doors. (I will write a whole post about that later)

We live in Orange Texas, and we are 5 minutes from Bridge City Texas..that entire city was underwater.
I was just there on Thursday, at the dentist,....a dentist I wont be going back to, because his office is gone.
You never know what God has in store for you. We didnt even think we would get the hurricane, but we sure did. We got it all, small tornado's, 110 mph winds, no electricity, undrinkable water (which its still not drinkable, because its basically ocean water)...but we were the lucky ones.
Next weekend were helping some friends of Vinces clean the 3 ft of mud out of their home. They were lucky as well. They didnt have to be rescued from their roof like most in their neighborhood did, and they had insurance...alot of people did not.

Fema blows.

They refuse to send temp. housing, so people are literally living in tents in their front yard, or at camp sites. Fema has only sent water and ice, and they are real assholes about it. Fema has not helped anyone in this area. If you do have insurance, Fema wont even talk to you, your 'application' is null and void.

The RedCross and the National Guard are the true heros. They give the MRE's (pictured here),


and they give water, ice, and cleaning supplies.


I could go on and on about this hurricane's aftermath, but until youve seen it, its hard to believe.
Ive heard on the radio so many things about Fema not distributing water and ice, and allowing it to melt because they were making 'shift change', or some shit like that. Im really waiting for some white supremacist (yes I live in the heart of those type people) to go off on someone from Fema. You guys have no idea, because alot of whats going on isnt on the news.
Were still under curfew, and still under a mandatory evacuation. They arent allowing anyone that left to come back to the city, they are being made to stay in their state affiliated shelters. If you left this city by bus, to a shelter, that bus wont bring you back until all curfews and evacuations have been lifted.
My brother is a police officer in Houston. He tells me the reason they wont allow people into the Bolivar Peninsula, is because its littered with dead bodies all over the beach...you wont hear about that in the news either.

Enough of all the depressing things...

MREs...
Thank God my kids love them, because no store is opened in my area. We have drove to Louisiana for groceries, and I did drive to Houston for groceries yesterday.
We were allowed back into the city because my husband works for Motiva, and is a first responder. Meaning, he has a hologram. If you dont have a hologram, your not coming in. (Motiva makes gasoline, which since the plants are down, gas prices are sky high...hopefully getting them back up and running will fix that)
My next post: MREs and a cooking lesson.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 1. Fight. (sorry, Mortal Kombat thing)

My kids got off to school today, no problem. They all mustve been excited, even if they werent acting it, because it wasnt a problem getting them up. That will change soon enough, Im sure.
So, yesterday I cleaned house...and stuff...and today I got nothing to do.

Im bored.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The last day of summer...

and I'm spending it cleaning. Which on the plus side, means tomorrow, when my kids are in school, I can blog, and read blogs and answer my emails. Ah, the life of luxury, for 8 hours. No screaming kids arguing over who 'didn't save the game', no hearing ' Im hungry', and best of all..NO BLARING ROCKBAND!!!! I hate that game.

My husband and 4 kids are mowing the grass..with a push lawn mower. All 5 plus acres. My husband is insane. Okay, hes Mexican. If your Hispanic, you will understand this little inside thing. If your not, let me quickly explain. Mexicans think that using a push lawnmower makes the lawn look better than a riding lawn mower. The little lines are lined up perfect, everything is edged just right. To me its stupid, but hey, if someone wants to be stupid, don't let me be the one to stop them..let me be the one to hold the camcorder, or camera.



Saturday, August 23, 2008

Del monte Fruit Chillers




Have you tried this stuff? I only bought it because I had a coupon. Then as I was buying it, I thought, mmm..looks good. Of course it was 8pm and I hadnt eaten all day.
I froze it, and tried it today. I cant decide if I like it. I bought the strawberry flavor, and it smells good..and tastes good at first, then it taste's weird. Like a weird after taste.
My kids hated it.
Too bad I didnt like this product more, because as a parent, if you like the same things your kids do, chances are there are never any left by the time you get around to wanting it. (Case in point: Oreos.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Its summer and 7am..wtf!

Its less than a week before school and were doing our traditional, 'get up at the crack of dawn when dad goes to work, so we can go to bed early' routine. This is so the shock of getting up before the sun isnt too much on my 'gaming' vampires. My oldest son is not happy about me asking him to get up..hell, he probably just went to bed. Ambien sucks, and he starts Ambien CR tomorrow.
Im wanting to do something with my younger boys room considering school is starting. Its a 'party room' right now, with big tv, and Rockband, and every game system on the market in there. I need it to look more like a little boys room.

Help?





Yes, they have a bed. A red futon. I didnt take a photo of it, because well..why?
Gone are the days of sail boat borders, baby blue bedding, and cute little bears.
Dammit.

p.s
We finally finished my 13yr old daughters room..who is a tomboy...and a sharp shooter. I hope she grows out of that. I guess gone are the days of pink rooms, barbies and dolls.
Anyway...Tada!
(Hanging on her door, that leads to her balcony is her latest target that she shot at 25 yards with an M16).




P.S.
Im also noticing it does nothing but rain. Its getting old. These were taken of my yard, from my balcony.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Guess who called me?

I know SOME celebs. I even went to school with some of them, and a few call me from time to time.
However!!
Last nights phone call shocked me when I looked at the caller i.d. Its not everyday you get a phone call from a dead rocker!
By the way, it was a wrong number...he was looking for someone named Debbie. Oh well, maybe next time Jim Morrison will call me!

My caller I.D

Friday, August 8, 2008

Odds and Ends..

Only 3 more weeks until school starts. Funny how in May I cant wait for school to be over with,(so I can sleep in) but by middle June, I am ready for it to start again. My kids do nothing but eat all night and play video games and sleep all day. I just want my 8 hours of time to myself back! (Only stay at home moms can understand this).
I dont know how moms that work do it. When do they have time to clean house, do laundry, bake for their family, check homework, cook dinner and all that other Suzie homemaker stuff? (Not to mention have time to write a blog)
I sometimes say Id like to have a job (just for the pleasure of talking to an adult sometimes), but the fact is, my house would fall apart. My family is too used to me doing everything for them, they wouldnt know what to do on their own.
I know, your saying, 'Cant you talk to your husband'? Well sure, when he comes in from work at 9pm, or before he leaves for work at 5am. 'Talk' is just normally the important stuff like, 'Middle Bratz did this in school today', or 'eldest Bratz needs to borrow money for her electric/phone/rent payment', things like that.

How do I know things would fall apart.

Case in point....We were having a hurricane this week. (it was a T.D, so no big deal). I told my husband to stop by the store after work to pick up some groceries. Just some odds and ends, bottled water, and can goods. He comes home with 167.00 worth of bullshit! He came home with 10 cans of sardines (The kind noone else will eat but him, the ones that contain green chilies). He also came home with 3 boxes of hostess cupcakes. The most dumbest thing he bought was a economy box of cheese...care to know how much THAT was? Try 14.00!!!!!
14.00 for CHEESE SLICES! Is he kidding me!!!
Hes been banned from ever going grocery shopping again. 167.00 and it all fit in only 5 paper bags. Unbelievable.
By the way... he got the bottled water all right, the cheap brand that cost 6.00 for a pkg of 24, why didnt he just go to walmart, grab the Dasani 16 pack for 3.99? Oh, because hes not me.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Were fine.

Just rain and some wind. Rainy days make me so tired!

My youngest son, Maverick got a new gun last week. His first 22cal rifle. Thought Id post a photo, or two.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Its my turn

to have to hurricane.

I wont be on for a day or two.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My house is haunted....

Why do I think my house is haunted? Well, Ive always been clairvoyant, as has a few of my kids.
Since moving here we have been seeing shadows, hearing someone downstairs when we've all been upstairs, and heard whispering. The weirdest thing happened this past week though. We bought the kids one of those easy set pools, you know, the 18ft X 4ft kind. Well, we cover it at night, and one morning I got up and looked outside (The window by the top of the stairs overlooks the pool area) and the cover was on the pool. I was going to go out there within the hour to take the cover off, and turn the pump off, and someone (or something) had taken the cover off, moved it 8ft away and put a brick over it. Now what gets me is this, we live in the middle of nothing. We have a neighbor (kind of) who lives about 3 acres away and hes old. This was at 7am when all this took place. I don't know who couldve removed it, my kids were asleep, and I ha vent seen any other kids (teens) in the neighborhood, because having 2 very bored teens, we've looked and we don't see anyone, much less kids. Who couldve taken this cover off?
The other weird thing was yesterday, I looked outside several times because as I said you tend to look outside because of the window being at the top of the stairs. The pool was full and I was telling myself, go turn off the pump and check to see if the shock worked in cleaning it. Well, I went outside like 45 minutes later and all the water was out. We are talking roughly 18,000 gallons of water. Out of the pool, for no apparent reason. No one was around. My kids were inside (heck 2 were still asleep) and the other 2 were playing Socom. Is someone being super sneaky and going way out of their way to fuck with the pool (As I said, we live in the middle of nowhere), or is something supernatural happening?
My house...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Doctors are not as smart as moms!

I dont see how people have time to blog daily and have time to comment. I try to do it and even though the 4 kids I have at home are much older, It throws my whole day off.
I still have my daughters room to finish, downstairs to clean, dishes to do, beds to make, and sometime or another I plan on making cookies.
What I really wanted to rant about was, my 15 yr old son had a sleep study done in May. That thing cost me 5000.00. They determined hes only sleeping 70% of the time. Which leaves him groggy the next day and he falls asleep during the day in school (which is making real problems). So I take him back to the doctor last week for the results of this study, and he says he needs to see a neurologist to rule out narcolepsy. Now wait a minute, my son does not have narcolepsy. He is not falling asleep out of the blue, hes dozing off because hes tired. Why is he tired? Because hes not getting adequate sleep. (DUH). So I tell the doctor he needs to be put on Ambien Cr, so he can fall asleep and most importantly, STAY asleep, so the next day he wont be tired. His nurse calls me yesterday and says, 'We will call him a month supply of ambien, but then hes going to need another sleep study'.
WHAT!
I'm looking for a new doctor, because apparently this one doesn't have a clue about what hes talking about.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yesterday

the grossest thing happened.

I was in the tub, and a friggin centipede fell on me. I screamed, had a near heart attack, etc.
I mustve gave that little guy a heart attack too, a fatal one, because by the time I made my husband get it out of my bathwater (yes I had stepped out!), it was dead.

He kind of looked like this...


My laughing husband just said, 'Not quite the same as the beloved video game of the 1980's is it'?
No asshole..it isnt.
GROSS.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What is your most embarrasing moment?

I think everyone has had their embarrassing moments.

The longer I am a parent, the less I get embarrassed.

I think my most embarrassing moment as a parent was when I had my youngest daughter in a beauty pageant, and I went to walk off the stage, and I fell. I held onto my daughter, who was like 5 months old, but the whole audience gasped.

I.

could.

have.

Died.

Of embarrassment that is.

I did hurt my ankle, but nothing was broken.

It was such an embarrassing moment, my husband didn't even rush over to help me, he just sat there, acting like he didn't know me.
He later said, "Well, if I didn't see you get up, I would've went over there to help you".
Oh thanks alot!

I'm not going to blame him though, I would've acted like I didn't know him either.

This is my husband...





today is his birthday.

Hes 39, which means I get to tease him all year about next year hitting the big 4-0. Oh, dont have sympathy for him, he will do it to me too because hes mean that way.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Boys are dumb.

My son and his friends did the dumbest thing yesterday. They gave each other mohawks. My son now looks like a white supremacist, because platinum blond guys should NOT get mohawks.
My son even made the comment, 'this has been the dumbest thing I have ever done'. Live and learn I guess.

Before....


After....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do you spank?

An Iowa mother was given a ticket by a police officer on 4th of July weekend, for spanking her fit throwing toddler. The ticket was for child abuse. (You can see the article on this link)

http://www.parentdish.com/2008/07/14/iowa-mom-ticketed-for-spanking-toddler/

Now, as a mom of 5, I spank my kids. I put the fear of God into my kids much like my parents put the fear of God into me. My teens are also not 'gang bangers', thugs, or in trouble with the juvenile system. If more parents spanked their kids, there would be less gangs, and teen violence.
A few weeks ago on the news it showed 3 teens that beat a homeless man to death. These teens were around the age of 14, and the oldest was only 15. Now, had their parents put their fear of God into them with a belt or an extension cord once or twice, they wouldn't have done such a Hannis act.

Do you spank your children? If you don't, why not? Does 'time out' seriously work for you?..and do you think 'time out' is going to work when they are older than say, 4?

On a side note, I have my sons friends here for the next 2 weeks. My youngest girl and boy are spending the next 2 weeks with my mom. My middle son didnt want to go. So, 4 boys, for the next two weeks.

Fun. Times. Memories in the making.



Monday, July 7, 2008

1975

If you were alive in this year, what do you remember about it?

It was the year I started kindergarten. We didn't go all day like today's kids, we went half a day. We didnt eat lunch there, we had snack, which for me consisted of these little round chocolate cookies with a face on them. I want to say it was a cat face. Im sure I had other snacks, but that just stands out in my mind. It came in a little black box. I also brought milk money, which was 6 cents. I however, didnt drink milk. I still dont. Not after I had seen where it came from when I was 3, and was totally disgusted. I looked up these 'cookies' that invade my memories, and I found a photo of it. Now I can see how in my 5 year old mind I thought it was a cat cookie. The chocolate chip ones had cat faces on the box, where as the chocolate ones that I loved, had a bear drawn on it. Thanks to the Internet, here is what I am talking about...do you remember these?



Kindergarten for kids at that time did not consist of what it does nowadays. It did not consist of reading, and constant writing in journals, and math facts like todays kindergartens. No, Kindergarten was a fun time, with 'centers'.
Do you guys remember centers? You know, kitchen centers, block center, reading and sewing centers. My kids went to kindergarten and I was shocked at the lack of 'centers'. My youngest child (hes 9) went to kindergarten and was 'writing' in a journal the second day of school. He didnt do this well because he had never been in school before then, but other kids were amazing at it..and their teacher pushed them like little robots.
I think kids miss out on coloring, centers, and all the fun times kindergarten used to be. Today's kids are pushed into learning too quick, hence being forced to grow up too quickly. I could go on and on about how I think this is leading to the child/young adult/teen crime problems we have today, but that would be a huge blog in itself.
Starting school meant one thing....layaway at Sears. Yes, Sears actually had a layaway, and I remember going there every summer, trying on clothes, putting them on layaway, and how it felt like Christmas the day I got them out.
Picking them up in layaway meant one thing...well, it meant 2 things.
The mechanical horse in the layaway department, and the penny gumball machine. I would go there, geared up with at least 10 pennies, and pants with a pocket.
This is what these looked like...




I loved riding that horse. I was a city kid, being raised pretty close to downtown Houston, so that mechanical horse was the closest thing to fulfilling my horse fantasy's. I would beg my dad for as many quarters as he had, and I would ride and ride, and close my eyes and have visions of Little House on the Prairie, or visions of National Velvet...and sigh. Good Times.
I always said, 'When I grow up Im having a lot of horses'. I still haven't bought one yet.

We did buy a puppy though! A pit pull pup. Shes 7 weeks old. Im not a dog person, but shes pretty cute.
This is Shelby.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More photo blogging.

This is my oldest daughter, and her live in boyfriend, I love Josh.






This is the crowd that hangs out at my daughters apartment.



To me I see infants, but I know they are all young adults, in college, all with jobs, but I still see infants. Being a mom does that to you.

This is my youngest daughter Dakota. Shes 13, and hyperactive.