July 31, 2007
are you watching what I'm watching?
One thing about having a baby...I'm FORCED to sit down and feed her every few hours or so, and there's really nothing else to do but...WATCH TV!  One of my faovrite activities!  So here are my current fave shows...tell me about anything I'm missing ( I just found out about "Ice Road Truckers" and I love it - I'm afraid I'm missing something else good!)

Deadliest Catch - apparently there are THREE season of this great show.  I think I've seen all of them, but I keep recording it in case they show one I haven't seen.

Ice Road Truckers - love it.  I had no idea anything like this went on (just like Deadliest Catch).

Big Brother 8 - it is REALLY good this summer. I want Evil Dick to win it!

My standard Oprah and Dr. Phil get recorded every day to see if they do something interesting.

Flip THIS House ( please note, not "Flip THAT House", which is a different show ) - these are experienced flippers (?) with companies that are doing really well.  I really like the Montelongos the best.

The Real Estate Pros.  Another real estate investment company w/a show, but the owner seems to be a big hearted guy, always doing generous things and believing in people and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ginger!

Big Medicine.  Anyone watching this?  Apparently they are the #1 gastric bypass docs and this showcases some of their patients surgery and recovery.  VERY interesting, though I get a little irritated when the patients get turned down by their gov't insurance plans and get upset.  HELLO?  How did you get to be 750 pounds (seriously)?  It is not the gov't (and therefore MY) responsibility to pay for this kind of surgery when these people ate themselves into obesity (if medical problems were making them heavy, the surgery wouldn't work- these people simply overeat).  When they show what they eat per day, it's mind-shocking.  No wonder.

Random documentaries - I'm always on the lookout for documentaries.  I LOVE them and can't resist.  There was one just on, "I eat 33,000 calories a day", the Discovery Channel and it was fascinating.  Any other documentary fans?  I need suggestions!

Jon and Kate + 8 - this couple is amazing!  They have twins and SEXTUPLETS.  And they haven't lost their mind!  Makes me feel bad for having a rough day sometimes when I have only 3!  She even says once, "having triplets sounds so easy!".

Are there more??


July 24, 2007
reminder...
when Son has an army battle in his room, check the floor w/the LIGHTS ON earlier in the day.  Walking in there blindly at night is going to be VERY PAINFUL.  Those army guys could be used as a torture device!


July 22, 2007
whew!
I make a promise, and here it is 10:55 and I'm just sitting down!!

BabyJ!  She can roll over FRONT to BACK and does so repeatedly.  Usually they roll the other way first!  Also, she is trying to sit up out of her bouncy seat, which is neat and astounding and all, but makes it hard to leave her in the bouncy seat.  Especially since she loves it so much!  And the babbling!  I've never heard a baby talk CONSTANTLY.  I think, because our house is so crazy and noisy w/the 2 boys, she's talking too, since it seems to her that our mouths are always running too!

BabyT...whew!  What a BUSY boy.  He is into everything, although he couldn't be cuter.  He says "Morning!" when you see him in the morning.  He does a high five then "pound it!" w/the fists (a high-five w/the fist instead of open palm) and it is so cute.  He's also getting the concept of a multiple word sentence...he's indicating to me that he wants me to put the "baby" "down" in her "fish" chair.  When I say no, he'll suggest every other play area she has, it is so cute.

Son.  He is now the MASTER swimmer.  He goes off our pool slide head first and swims for a bit underwater before coming up for air.  He's fascinated by pointing out differences (like those games, which of 4 images is different).  For example, there are a ton of different Transformers out there, a lot of them are Optimus Prime (the #1 good guy) in different colors/poses, etc and he delights in telling me exactly what makes each one different, specifically.

Whew -i've got to get to bed...more later!!!


hey!
someone noticed!  I haven't updated in a while.  Busy is the biggest understatement in the world for how things have been around here - hubby is STILL on his trip, and will be for a few more WEEKS.  I am swamped taking care of the 3 kids by myself, but I promise an update tonight after they goto bed...  EACH child has made HUGE milestone leaps this past week, it's amazing!


July 05, 2007
voice operated customer service lines
Dear United States Postal Service and USAA.....

Having a service that ONLY operates on voice commands and does not allow you to say "Help" or "operator" to get a REAL LIVE FREAKING person sucks.  Trying to call you guys and actually get a person is extremely difficult and frustrating.  And then try doing it with three small children in the background that the damn phone system picks up, and I want to poke out your eyes with baby spoons.