Here it is. My Christmas post you all have been asking for. We traveled up to Bloomington, Ill. Our normal trip takes about 13 hrs but this one took 19 on account of bad weather and an irritable 1 yr old. He cut four molars during that 4 days. Christmas Eve I went shopping all day long. My Mother-in-law can shop! That is an understatement. We went everywhere. We arrived home around 10:00 or 11:00 pm. Mom, Amy (Andy's sister), and I stayed up very late wrapping all the gifts. Amy turned in at @ 2:30-ish, I went to bed around 4:30-ish and Mom was up until about 5am. A.J. and Ben are the only two grandkids and they got spoiled rotten! Christmas morning was a blast. Ben was fine playing with the ribbon and stocking stuffers. A.J. loved everything he got. Especially the marbles Nonnie got him. We cleaned everything up and extended family began showing up for lunch a little before 1:00. A few of the guys stayed over pretty late talking and drinking. All turned into bed except Andy, Ryan, Max and Jesse. This is where the feud began. Yes we had a family fight. Jesse, (who is Amy's boyfriend of five years) from what I understand, does not drink very often. He started in on Andy during their poker game telling him he was being retarded and stupid. Now, let me explain that all the guys get lippy and talk a lot of smack to each other all the time. I think Jesse took some things personally that Andy had said the night before, and was just getting back at him. "O.k. , o.k.", I thought. But then, Jesse picked up a cat, and chunked it at A.J. - A.J. had a scratch from climbing a tree earlier that day that was red and puffy and very tender. So he cried. I said out loud through my madness" Jesse needs to say sorry doesn't he?" and he said "I'm not saying sorry he shouldn't be such a pussy. I told you I would make your kid cry. You f*ck me and I will f*ck you back." Of course by this point I'm fuming!!!!!!! I went in and asked Amy if Jesse was a mean drunk and she said if he drinks hard liqueur he can be a jerk. She then said he was probably getting back at Andy. I told her I had thought of that, but that shouldn't involve A.J. and I. So she said she would come out and be the b*t*h and make sure everything was o.k. Jesse calmed down (we thought) and I had put A.J. to bed. Andy had no idea that any of this happened. I guess Amy said something to Jesse because he came out in the kitchen, holding the cat, where Max and I were. He says to Max," Hey Max, did you know Andy and Christy have a cat?" Max says he knew we had a dog and I said yes we also have a cat now. Jesse said" Did you know that sometimes there cat scratches A.J. and it is no big deal?" Let me explain that we had this conversation earlier in the day. so I turned around and said" Yes but we don't throw our cat at our five year old and call him names, and Jesse I will not talk to you about this while you are drunk we can talk about it tomorrow!" Jesse walked into the living room and Max asked what was his problem and I said he was just being a jerk. From the living room Jesse asked if I was telling on him again. I just rolled my eyes and ignored him until he said" If you think he was hurt tonight you just wait until tomorrow." That was it for me. I went and got Andy who was playing Guitar hero with his brother and told him all that had just taken place. If you know Andy then you probably know he wanted to tear this guy a new one. This kind of stuff makes it hard to be a good Christian. I asked him to wait until tomorrow. A little bit later Ryan comes into the kitchen wanting to know what happened so we told him the story and out of the hallway you hear"Why are you guys talking s**t about me. We said we aren't we are just telling the story to Ryan. He mouthed off a little more and Andy said" You hurt my kid and disrespected my wife and that is unacceptable. You need to apologize. " And Jesse said "who cares, who cares, I'm not apologizing for anything." Amy was standing in the hallway with him holding him back in a way, telling him to come on. Andy then told him just to go to bed we would be leaving the next day. he continued mouthing off all the way back to the bedroom. Amy and I had plans to go to Pier One the next morning and return her jewelry box. I guess she is mad at me because she canceled those plans and I have got nothing but dirty looks and the silent treatment. I've been told that they think we are upset about a tiny little scratch the cat left. This is to big a mess to just sweep under the rug and I don't do that anyway. I am confused as to how this became our fault. All I did was stand up for my son. Anyone else?
My side of the story!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I am so overwhelmed with my house right now. Where do I start? How about on the Internet. lol The boys got so many gifts that I have no where to put them. I feel that it is time to purge. That will take for ever so I just keep telling myself "one thing at a time". Why is it that I'm the only one taking care of the clean up? My cat has decided she needs to be in my way no matter what I'm doing. I think she missed me. Ahhhh.
Friday, December 28, 2007
What do you think of karma? I don't believe in karma. I think it is just something people use to rationalize their behavior. What do you think?
Wow, Christmas has kept me very busy not to mention my two boys and husband, in-laws and being out of town. Here is one of the paintings I have done. It is personalized for My Husband's second cousin who will be born in March. His name is Matthew Paul. Can you find it? I promise I will blog about our Christmas soon.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It is one of those days. You know what I'm talking about. One of those days where you just can't wait until the little pitter patter of feet comes to a silence. And when they do you can breath again. You may not be able to think clearly or be held responsible for any decision making but you can breath. That is the moment I take off both my socks and shoes, do a little yoga stretching and tackle the things I've been putting off for the last week or two. Like finishing multiple projects I have started, ironing, mopping, mowing/yard work, phone calls, or sorting through paper piles.(which have toned down since I quit paying bills and stopped opening the mail. Andy does all that now.) I also have spent a lot of that time on the computer and more commonly, painting. Yes, I wrote it. I have been painting. Been very inspired recently. I just need more canvas and paints. I also have been a little artistic with my photography. Check this out.........these were taken specifically for the bathroom.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Alright well, it is indeed pink eye. We got drops yesterday and started an aggressive antibiotic. Those of you that know me, know I wouldn't normally use an antibiotic. Since we leave in five days I felt it necessary. A.J. on the other hand has something we are unsure of. If anyone doesn't know, He has had blood on the toilet paper several times. By the time we went to the Doctor for it, it had been four times. One of which was a dime sized clot. The Doctor looked at the exterior parts and didn't see anything. We took home a stool sample test and turned it in. During the time both samples were taken there was no blood, go figure. So it came back neg. At my Dad's house Sun. there was blood for a sixth time. We called the Doctor and they have decided to refer us to a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Keep us in your prayers. We want a miracle!
Monday, December 17, 2007
My sweet baby boy has pink eye! Well we haven't had it confirmed with the doc yet but he was around it last week so I'm pretty positive! He woke from his nap yesterday with a normal looking eye bugar. Within 2-3 hrs his eye was swollen shut. By morning both eyes were infected. We leave for Ill. Sat, so we are going to the docs today at 3:00. Isn't this pitiful ?
Friday, December 14, 2007
A.J. and I went to see "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" and it was great ! Ever since then, he has been fascinated with making paper airplanes. I don't want to spoil the movie for you so I won't go any further on that. Here is a paper airplane that Andy made for him. It works really well, too!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Saturday, December 8, 2007
Allright. I will try to be clear so you all can have a better idea of what Christmas will be like in our household. The 1st of December starts out with an advent calender and setting up the Christmas tree and decorations. Every Sunday evening we will search for magical nieghborhoods filled with twinkling lights. The middle of Dec. we host a Birthday Party for Jesus. It includes cake and cocoa, candy and crafts. We donate gifts to less fortunate children. My children will take part in buying gifts for our friends and loved ones. We spend time with our family in various ways may it be ice skating at the Galleria, Holiday in the Park, Trimming each others trees, or baking and exchanging Christmas goodies. We also decorate a ginger bread house. On Christmas Eve we might go carrolling, or stay in by the fire reading Christmas stories and eating Christmas popcorn. Christmas morning we have the largest breakfast you could ever imagine with just about every favorite breakfast dish possible. We open a few gifts and check out our stockings. Andy has volunteered to start dressing up as Santa. Then we are on our way to visit family. The whole month is filled with the most beautiful music and lights and smells. We are always wishful for snow! You see, I am not anti-santa. I am not going to hipe him up though. There is a very interesting blogspot you should check out.... timesandseasons>>saynotosanta It isn't what you think... http://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php?p=1766
Check out the story that the nurse left at the end of the blog. I love it!
Monday, December 3, 2007
NEW HAIRCUT!!! I promise I will upload a picture soon. I am so picky! I don't always like pictures of myself! I use to be very photogenic but I guess with age that changes. Here is one that will work for now. I always have thought that bangs were funny but I think I am enjoying them now! I also decided to keep some length because I always look funny with short hair. That is what my husband says anyway and I value his opinion!
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