Saturday, May 8, 2010

What a great couple of days...NOT!

Wow. When it rains it pours around here. So, I was feeling pretty good after my surgery. That was until I got my lovely Spring cold. It probably wouldn't be so bad, but I still can't clear my throat properly or blow my nose. Then add in a congested chest and a fever. Real nice. Tonight is the first night I've felt like doing something. I'm just waiting for the cold meds to kick in. I do hope I can stay up long enough to watch Betty White on SNL tonight. The kicker is that my paycheck was all screwed up. Long story short, boss turned in two wks of time cards for me since I was out on LOA. So, last week, I got paid an extra 24 hours. Payrol and I didn't know how that happened. We agreed that they would take 8 hrs a week out of check to pay it back. Thursday came and I didn't get paid. After figuring out what happened,I have a wonderful check for $17 and some change. :( So, I borrowed enough money to pay daycare and gas. After looking at the paystub, I think it should be for like $64. After calling payrol again, I have to wait until Monday so she can call corporate to figure it out. UGH....

Anyways, I could use some more Mommy advice. My 2 1/2 yr old will not eat supper. Unless it's pizza, hotdogs, mandarin oranges, or pineapple. I try and offer things we are eating but he want's nothing to do with them. Is it wrong to just not let him eat? I've been trying it, but I feel guilty. Usually an hour after supper, he want's something to eat. I've let him have some fruit but I've also put him to bed with no supper. Is that going to help him learn or am I doing something wrong?

I also want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!! Any big plans? We are going to my parents for lunch. I'm sure my Dad will grill up something yummy for all of us.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Time for some changes

A couple of days ago, I posted about how I need to make time for me. I need to start putting effort into getting ready for the day and so on. After posting, I can't seem to stop thinking about it. I could def make some changes to my life and how I'm living it.

I started this blog to post new things I'm trying. I have been slacking because I had a tonsillectomy and have not felt like doing anything. I'm finally feeling like my old self again. Here are the changes I could make in my life:

1. I could lose some weight. Probably about 50 lbs or more. I think losing weight is the key to my feeling better. I just don't feel good about who I am and what I've become.

2. I need to start cooking again for my family. Since I've not been feeling well, the past year, I've really started to slack in the cooking department. It frustrates me because I love to cook. I recently ordered Rachel Ray's Anodized cookware set so this should give me some motivation...LOL.

3. I need to start doing more things with Jack. I know I'm a good mother, but I could be better. We play together and have a great time. I really think I should be working with him on the basics and doing more crafty things. He's 2 1/2 so this is the perfect time.

4. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost eight years. We have been through a lot in that time. Some of it pretty bad. Sometimes I feel like we have lost that spark. I know that I could change some things. For example, I could show more affection and be more understanding.

5. The hardest thing of all is that I need to quit smoking. It's such a horrible thing to do. I want to quit, but I just haven't been able to do it. I hate smoking and I hate what it's doing to me.

So to sum it all up, I need to start taking care of business. At this moment, I think I need to take care of me before I can concentrate on anything else. So, I go back to work on Friday. Let's just hope I can make myself get up early enough to put the much needed effort into me.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Going Retro with Wordless Wednesdays

The laptop I normally use is done. So, I'm using an old one.I don't want to upload new photos, so I decided to use on from about 2 1/2 yrs ago. This is my son the day he was born.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Is a 2 1/2 yr old ready for a chore chart?

Jack is 2 1/2 yrs old. I'm really interested in starting a chore chart or something similiar. We are having a hard time getting him to pick up his toys. At daycare, there is no issue. I think some of it has to do with the fact that if you don't pick up or eat their lunch, they don't get a sticker at the end of the day. Jack gets upset when he doesn't get his sticker. It only took a couple of days of this and now there are hardly any issues.
As far as potty training goes, I am considering using the same method. He bought a potty chair a few months ago. He was so excited and used it the first day. He hasn't gone potty in it since. I can get him to sit, but he won't do anything. Do you think he's just too young? His ped told me to wait until he was 3. So, I'm not forcing it on him, but I would sure love to try and start training.

Do you think a 2 1/2 yr old would really get anything for a chore chart or a potty chart?