Today I went for my prenatal appointment. I am 13 weeks, 2 days and I finally heard this little one's heartbeat!! Everything else is in proper working order. I have even managed to lose 5 pounds! Ultrasound is booked for the end of January. Keep your fingers crossed that this baby shows me what it is because I need to know....
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 3:47 PM
Monday, December 01, 2008
I cannot believe that it is already December. In 8 days my "baby" will officially be a teenager. In 24 it will be Christmas. Have I mentioned that I still have not done any shopping. This year we are not having a big Christmas so I keep telling myself that everything will be ok. We have a pretty good idea what we are getting the kids and have pretty much decided to limit our gift giving to our kids, nieces and nephew, parents and my grandparents. No brothers this year. I feel kind of bad about it but gift giving is getting increasingly harder as everyone pretty much just buys what they want when they want it. Honestly, I am just not feeling that creative this year to think about giving an original, thoughtful gift either. Bah humbug!!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 7:48 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
I do believe someone would get their ass kicked if they said that. Let the ass kicking begin.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I went for my first prenatal check up this morning. Ryleigh did not think it was that exciting. In fact, it really wasn't that exciting. I got some paperwork to get needles (I hate needles), I got felt up and I peed in a cup.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 1:21 PM
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I cannot believe it is November already. That means that winter is going to be here soon and I don't much care for winter. It is cold and snowy and just yucky all over.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:11 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
tired. The only thing that I have been able to do for the last week is sleep. I don't think that I slept this much when I was pregnant with any of the girls. Even while we were in Las Vegas I needed to go have an afternoon nap...what am I? 80 years old. I napped...in Vegas.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 12:38 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
from the Calgary International Airport. The current time is 2:04 a.m. The current temperature sucks compared to the glorious 30 degrees I was experiencing a mere 12 hours ago in Las Vegas. My Dear Nathan and I are in the airport waiting for our 7:15 flight from here back to Edmonton. We arrived here from Vegas just an hour ago and are so very excited about our camp out here :P
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 2:04 AM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Since my last post I am happy to say that I am up and around again. I went to the surgeon 2 weeks after being released from the hospital. He told me that I needed to wear my Air Cast for one more week and after that I was free to walk on my foot unaided. I am driving again and have once again resumed my life. I never knew how nice it is to be able to choose to do something or not. When you just can't do it....well, it really sucks.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 4:45 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I suppose that I really have no excuses for not blogging. The only one that I can think of is that I am sleeping. I have been doing lots of that lately. It's the drugs. I will explain.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:50 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have been trying for months to get my house and life organized. I have so many things that I want to do. I need to paint my entire upper floor so that I can get new flooring and baseboards. Before this can be done I need to clean my basement.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 12:29 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today has not been nearly as productive as yesterday was. I have not quite finished the laundry. I have only 2 more loads left downstairs, soon to be 1. I have put away everything from yesterday though. My kitchen tiles still have not been grouted a second time. I am hoping that I will find the motivation to do that while I take Camryn to her first Guides meeting tonight.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 5:18 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I started out today with a plan. I have to do laundry. I have done some laundry. I haven't yet put it away but it is cleaned and dried. 2 out of 3 isn't bad.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 3:48 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:04 PM
Monday, September 08, 2008
Another exciting week begins....Roo and I are going to join one of my friends on a trip to Costco. Costco is always exciting because we always find way more stuff than we originally intended to drag home. This time I have a list so hopefully I can stick to it.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:10 AM
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I was tagged by Tess (at least I hope it was me...) so here goes....
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:19 PM
Friday, September 05, 2008
In an attempt to keep myself occupied I am going to Calgary...for the night. Actually, the trip is more for the eye appointments that my kids have tomorrow afternoon.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 12:06 PM
Monday, September 01, 2008
I cannot believe that tomorrow is the official end of summer. The girls will go back to school tomorrow. Grade 8 and Grade 4. Yikes. That is only 4 and 8 years away from graduations....hmmm, funny how that worked out.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 8:22 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It is currently 13 degrees celsius. This is only monumental because not more than 48 hours ago it was 30+ degrees celsius. This is what you get living in Alberta. So help me if I wake up in the morning and it is snowing I am packing up and moving to Florida....Fay and all.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:22 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
RE: yesterdays post about friends and the lack thereof. I, do, in fact have friends here. I have a handful of great friends here.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:29 AM
Monday, August 11, 2008
Next Monday, how I dread thee.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 2:52 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I am so excited that I could just pee my pants. Believe me when I say you will be sadly disappointed by what has me all worked up.....and probably will stop reading this post but if you make it to the end you will win a cookie.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We have such a busy few days ahead of us. My house is an absolute sty. I can't believe that it takes so long to clean and so few minutes to mess up!! I have loads of laundry to do but have already started on that. I even put some in the wash at 1:00 this morning when I couldn't sleep.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:35 AM
Monday, July 28, 2008
It is worth having people in your life that drive you completely bonkers? People that when you don't see them for a weekend you find it refreshing? How do you handle them? How do you distance yourself from them without it being painfully obvious? How and where do you meet people that don't drive you nuts? I wish I was a kid still. It was so much easier to make friends......
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 3:48 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2008
It is much to early to be awake. For me, it is much too late to be awake. Why, oh, why must I be a creature of the night? Why is it that it takes me forever to train myself to sleep when it is dark and be awake when it is light? And why is it that it takes only one night to revert back to my vampirism?
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 5:13 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
You know you are a very bad blogger when reality television gets in the way of your creative thoughts. I keep having all of these ideas for great posts but then some mind-numbing television show comes on and I get hypnotized by it....speaking of which....Big Brother is coming on soon.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 8:54 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Only 7 more days. As of next Thursday I will have my 3 girls home with me for the summer. I am very much looking forward to it. Our summers are generally spent flying by the seat of our pants. We have a standing appointment with the Calgary Stampede and we are very excited that this year My Dear Nathan will be joining us for 5 days of Stampedin'. We are even taking a "night off". While my girls stay with my parents, we will be livin' it up like a couple with no kids!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:04 AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Well I am back...have been for sometime now but just have not been feeling like I had the ability to blog. I have been very tired and think that I am finally getting caught up on the sleep that I have been missing out on for sometime now.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:20 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Well....Ryleigh is feeling much better now. Thanks to everyone for their concern.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 1:44 PM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I think that my baby is getting sick. This is not good. Ever. I don't like it when my babies are sick but this time I am being especially selfish about it.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:54 PM
Monday, May 05, 2008
Having been a bad blogger as of late I will report on only happy things.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 7:44 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In my effort to conserve water I bathe 2 of my children together. I always have (age appropriate of course). I also shower every day with My Dear Nathan (sorry for the wealth of personal information).
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 8:04 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:48 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It. Has. Been. Snowing. For. Days. Who the hell pissed off the weather gods? I am so tired of the snow. How is it possible that in the last 3 days we have received more snow than we did the whole 2 weeks we were away.....in DECEMBER!!!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:50 AM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I was not tagged per se but this is from Kyddryn. You can visit her here.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:54 AM
Monday, April 14, 2008
You know you are a real adult when you get excited about doors. As I type I have 3 men ripping out my exterior front door. I am finally getting a new one!! One from this century!! WOO HOO!!!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:41 AM
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I have been thinking I should expand my blogspot knowledge.....bare with me while I test some stuff out....
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:16 PM
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I know that you all must be so sick of hearing about house cleaning and organizing and such but seriously? When the fuck does it all get finished?
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 2:51 PM
Monday, April 07, 2008
but I am not happy about it. Ok, that is a lie. I am totally happy to be back because (caution: sappy shit coming up) I missed My Dear Nathan.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 2:37 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2008
so slow.......this last week of waiting for the day to go to Disney has taken forever!!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 7:16 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Nothing very exciting about this post, just to forewarn you.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 1:05 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I have been driving my van for just about a month now. I totally love it. I thought that I would miss my little car but really....I don't.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 4:25 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
This morning was a big morning. I actually went and did something that I never in a million years thought I would. I signed up, paid for and attended a Salsa Tots class.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:28 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
- they get it from their Fathers
- they are disorganized
- they think that they have told you something that they haven't and then expect you to do something in relation to their phantom directions
- they figure that 2:00 a.m. when you are FINALLY getting into bed, because you are TIRED is a good time to look for some luvin'
- they think that decluttering, organizing and spring cleaning after not doing it for 10 years involves a couple of garbage bags and about an hour of your time
- they think that their Sunday afternoon hockey game is more important than spending time with the family they haven't seen all week
- they take clean clothes off the bed and put them on the floor instead of putting them away
- they figure that women should deal with emotions the same way that they do....by just forgetting about them
- they stink
- they don't tell you when a package that you have been waiting for is delivered while you are at work
- they don't pay attention to the details
- they leave dirty kleenex everywhere
- they argue with you about where to go for supper
- they cannot make a decision if their life depended on it
- they have no sense of urgency
- they hold onto decades old hockey trophies that haven't seen the outside of a cardboard box for 15 years
- they say they will do something and then don't
- they complain about something and then don't do anything to fix it
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 11:17 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In an effort to make my large ass a little less large I have been eating oatmeal. Lots....of oatmeal. I usually begin my day with a bowl of it.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:22 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
A few weeks ago we had some friends over for some drinks. During the course of the evening the subject of blogs came up. My Dear Nathan mentioned that I have one. He was very gracious and extolled our friends about how talented a writer I am (he must really love me and not read my blog very often). He told them about how funny (again....being a dutiful husband and one who doesn't read very often) some of my posts are. I didn't really think that much of it that night but the next few days I did.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:43 AM
Monday, March 10, 2008
Camryn is at home today, enjoying yet another day off of school. We have decided to partake in the kids lunch staple that is Kraft Dinner.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 12:29 PM
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
This morning I had this dream where I am inside the first house that we owned. The windows are all covered with very long and heavy curtains, each one pulled tightly shut but the windows behind them are all open. We (I can't quite put my finger on who exactly is with me) are all inside in the house because there are people outside who are trying to get us. The odd part of this dream is that it seems to be the guys from Good Charlotte that are after us.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Why do I watch this show? It is full of people that work their asses off and make me feel stupid for not putting in my Biggest Loser DVD. After I am all finished feeling like a heap of shit for not exercising I cry because it is so sad when someone has to go home.
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 7:53 PM
Monday, March 03, 2008
I am finally reporting some good news. It seems as though lately all I have been doing is complaining. I apologize. Here is some good news:
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:46 AM
Saturday, March 01, 2008
This is my first post from my beautiful, new black Macbook. I ♥ my new computer. I heart my Dear Nathan even more for buying it for me.
We decided at Christmas time to fore go the usual underwear and CDs for each other. We talked about just buying something "big" and saying Merry Christmas. We decided that we were going to buy a new computer, more specifically, a new laptop so that I can be ultralazy and surf the internet while watching tv. So here I sit doing just that!
I am super excited because this computer means that on days that I have no idea what I am going to make for dinner I can whip open my computer and all sorts of recipes will fall out of it. This means that my girls can play their computer games without having to put me out of a computer to pay important bills with or something a little more realistic, like read blogs. This means that I can drag my computer to Florida and post pictures while we are there!!
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 10:37 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Is going on? Do I have poor written across my face? Do I look poor? Act poor? Smell poor? What the hell? A previous post was written in response to a nasty comment that my "friend" had made about me. The comment was in relation to our trip to Florida in May (and our previous trip in December). This "friend" wondered "how the hell" we are affording to go to Florida as we are "piss poor". Not just poor, not po', but "piss poor". Nice. With "friends" like that who needs enemies.
Long story short, DumbAss commented about how it looked like it would be too expensive for us to buy out of our lease. Exsqueeze me? Begga pardon? When the fuck did you become my personal banker? How the fuck do you know what it is or isn't too expensive for me? What is it about me/my family lately that have all thinking that we are on the verge of ruling our own cardboard boxdom under a bridge, or living in a van....down by the river?
Posted by Mamma Schmoo at 9:31 AM