Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lazy Saturday...

We are bored around here. We are trying not to spend a lot of money but we found out that Twilight is playing at the cheap $3.00 theatre so we are going to take the terrible duo and go watch it this afternoon. Emily and I saw it on opening day but Jeremy and Todd have not seen it yet. So for $12.00 all 4 of us can go to the movies. We already had lunch and I have some candy to bring to make the kids be quiet. Now if I can only figure out how to smuggle in our own drinking fountain things would be great.

Jeremy is now making the children help him clean up the house so I don't have to do it. I guess I get today off!!!!

My dad called from Walt Disney World and said that if we ever get the chance to go to skip the Magic Kingdom section as it is just like going to Disneyland and to hit the other 3 parks. I wish I could have gone with them for this trip as I don't think we will be making it to Florida anytime soon.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Last night I was fliiping through channels and I happened to find that Rocoky Horror Picture Show was on tv. I was able to watch part of it before I had to go to bed. I watched them sign the Time Warp and then turned it off after Meatloaf came on. This movie cracks me up, although I have no idea why as it has the worst acting I have ever seen in my life. I think I think so much because of Tim Currey being in drag. There is nothing like a british man in drag. Poor Jeremy hates this movie and Emily was shocked to see Tim Currey in it. Now I am hoping that Little Shop of Horrors is on soon. I love watchinging cheesy movies!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to properly punish a teenager...

Do you have a teenager who will not listen to you or fights way to much with their siblings?? Well here is a new way to punish them. Emily and Todd were being bratts last night so we made Emily put on a dress, and not just any dress a purple one (she hates purple). Here is a picture for all to see. As for Todd, well we dicided that he needed some long blonde hair...

Hopefully they will listen tonight and quit fighting with each other. Next it will be blue eye shadow for both.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Zak

Today is my cousin Zak's Birthday, I believe it is his 19th birthday. I really hope I am right about that!! Anyway back when he was a little boy I used to babysit him and his sisters. He was such a cute and cuddley kid. Now he is all grown up and yes he gives great hugs still.

Here he is with his very pretty sisters. And again with his sisters when they were all in Paris last year.

I had to post this picture. His sisters dressed him up. I think he looks very cute in pink.

This was Christmas a long long time ago. Wasn't he such a cute little boy??

Happy Birthday Zak!!!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I got some mail today for Joseph Gartman, at first I thought who is this but then I realized hey it's for my brother. Normally he gets junk mail here so I don't pay much attention to it, but I noticed that this one is for his class reuinon. Wait it's for his 10 year class brother has been out of high school for 10 years already. That made me feel really old. So I decided to email him and let him know that they want his current contact info and I have offered to mail this stuff to him or to my mom's for him to pick up, we'll see if I actually get a response.

Knowing that Joe has been out of high school for 10 years got me thinking. I remember when my sister was born and my dad and I figured out that by the time she graduated high school I would be 35. She will be graduating in 2010, which is just around the corner and will mean that I have been out of school for way to long. Now I have to wonder where did the past 16 years go? Why is it that time seems to fly by once you become an adult??? I really want to go back to being 25 right now because then I wouldn't feel so old. What's really sad is that I just forgot how old I am now and had to use the caluclator to figure it out. I thought I was a year younger.

I was watching VH1 the other day ( yes VH1 is still on tv and they have 2 channels VH1 and Classic VH1) anyway I was wayching the 100 greatest songs from the 80's and I knew every single song that they played and some where from when I was 6 years old. The music that is on now days I can't even understand the words that they are saying, but turn on an 80's song and I will know every word. Jeremy has sirus radio in the truck and my favorite station is called Hair Nation , which is all of the bands that had the big and long hair and they are all from the 80's. The bands now days have punk hair or no hair. Jeremy and I went to Best Buy tonight and there where all of the cd's from people who I have no clue who they are. We didn't even go in to find new music. I went to find an older Aerosmith CD and wouldn't you know it the darn thing is so old now that it was priced as a "super price" for $7.99 (super price means hurry up and buy it and get it our of our store). We also picked up what I thought was a new cd, The Smashing Pumpkins greatest hits and when we got home I turned it over and saw that it is 9 years old already. Now I understand about my parents not understanding my music when I was a kid.

I guess I should go to bed now since it is after 1 am and I am no longer making any sense. I had to take a vicodin for my shoulder to stop hurting and I am getting loopy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Years Eve

Here it is January 22 and I am just now posting pics from New Years Eve. Maybe I will even get around to posting some Christmas pictures as well. Anyway I just wanted to share a few of my favorites from that night. Here is Travis wearing his hat and concentrating very hard playing the Wii.
I know this one is blurrying but I was trying to show what the kid was wearing from a side view.

Doesn't Travis look like a shriner from the back with his hat on?? We were laughing at him because that's what we thought he looked like.

Theresa and her New Years crown. I bought ones that had blinking lights in them and the kids thought they were great. Travis had gone with me that morning to pick them out. I always wait to buy the hats until New Years Eve because then they are 50% off!!!

Later Theresa traded Uncle Jeremy for his hat. Of course he would not put on any stupid party hat. For some reason she likes to wear his hats. I have a picture of her somehwere from when she was about 8 months old and she is wearing his beanie with flames on it. I need to find that picture and post it. She was way to cute then, well she still is now too.

What I found in my bed today

I went into my room to fold and put away laundry and I found this in my bed using my pillow...

Can you tell we have one spoiled dog??? She loves to use my pillows when I am not in bed. Since it was been so hot I have been leaving the fan on that is by my side of the bed and the sun comes in the window and makes that side warm so she lays there whenever she feels like it.
In other news we got some rain tonight and are supposed to get some more tomorrow. I am hoping that we get a lot so it will wash away all of the dust that the wind brought us.
I did get my last big unemployment check this week and will get a small one next week (which both are already going to be gone in a matter of days) and am STILL trying to talk to someone at EDD. From what I have read online I can file for an extension which is supposed to last for 20 weeks, but what do we do for the time between the last small check and the next one? I guess we will be eating alot of mac n cheese or Top Ramen.
I also just heard on the news that United Airlines is laying off a bunch more people. I sure hope that our new President can turn this around pretty quickly!!! I do have to say that while I was originally not a supported of his I did enjoy his speach yesterday and what he said made me very glad to have him for President and he completely changed my mind about him.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Historic Day

I really must be out of it because I completely forgot that we got a new President today. I turned on the tv and watched my show from last night and when I was done I thought I would watch the news when Isaw that every channel is showing the Inaugration (I hope thats spelled right). Wow we have our first African American President. I did not vote for him, yes I liked John McCain better but I am giving Barack Obama a chance. He can't do any worse than George Bush. Maybe he will fix the ecomony and help me find a job. I am still trying to find out if my unemployement benefits will be extended as I only have one more big check which should be here today and one small check left. I keep calling EDD but they are to busy to answer the phone and I am told to call back later. Can you tell that it is frustrating??? Everyday I keep hoping that I will find a job but so far nothing is out there. I would go back to school but we don't have the money to pay for that and I would still need a job to pay the bills. So for now I am going to attempt to do some laundry and maybe the dishes. It depends on how tired I get. I am still coughing a lot and am feeling a little better but when I do to much I get worn out and can't breath right. I am hoping for the rain that we are supposed to get tomorrow because I think that the mositure might help me out alot!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oh I forgot....

Applebees closed down Friday night. Not just the Ventura one, but the Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley ones also. Apparently the owner has declared bankruptcy. From the comments that I saw on the newspaper online, the employees were not even told. In fact one only found out that she was out of a job by reading the article. Wonder what is going to happen to the shopping center by my house. We have lost Linens n things and now Applebees. But in other news Oxnard approved the building of a bunch more houses that nobody can afford!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


When was the last time we had 86 degress and east winds in January??? I am so tired of the hot and windy weather. It is not helping me get over the bronchitis at all. It is kicking up dirt and dust and making me cough even more. I took an extra dose of the cough medicine tonight because I have coughed so much today that my chest hurts. I did just check the weather and it is only SUPPOSED to be 76 tomorrow and we may even have rain from Wednesday through Sunday!! Yeah I am praying for rain. I need it to wash away all of the dirt and dust that is flying around and I would like it to wash my car also.

We tried to go to the movies today but there was a lot of traffic on the freeway so we got to the theatre right as the movie was starting and there was no parking so we decided to not go today. We will try again either later this week or over the weekend.

We did go to Target. I needed mayonaise and mustard and their prices are cheaper than the grocery store.

Now I am going to finish watching Desperate Housewives and then try to go to sleep. Jeremy is in bed already but it is way to hot in our room to sleep. He just turned on our window air conditioner so hopefully the room will be cooled off enough for me when I go to bed.

Boring Sunday

We are very bored today. Jeremy's mom was here this weekend so we went to her house for breakfast before she flew back up north and then came home and are laying around in front of the tv. He is camped out in the living room watching football and I have been in the bedroom watching Rosanne. Wow we sure are exciting people. I would like to go watch a movie since it is like 85 and windy outside but I really don't feel like leaving the house. I am still sick and the inhaler makes me cough up some lovely stuff but that means that it is working.

In other news I have made my final car payment. Once they cash the check I will now own my car and will not have to send them anymore money!!! Yeah!! My car is 6 years old but it only has 31,000 miles on it because we never take it anywhere. Jeremy likes to drive his truck which is a gas hog. I filled up my car with gas in December and it took me over a month to go through it. I just put more gas in it yesterday.

I did get some good news yesterday. Denise (who is currently serving our country in Iraq) will be home sometime in the beginning of March. She has a month left in Iraq and then goes to Kuwait for a little bit and then to New York and then finally back home. I am very excited to see her since I have not seen her in over a year. I am also glad that she has stayed safe the whole time she has been in Iraq.

Ok I am going to go back to being bored now.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

American Idol

American Idol started this week. They haven't shown to many weridos yet but I am sure they will be there soon. So far no stalkers have been shown (last year Paula's stalker man had a werid song) and that may be because of the Paula fan that killed herself in front of Paula's house. Anyway the new judge seems to be ok and I like that there is 4 opinions. Actaully the new judge is a lot like Simon. I will be watching next week for the weridos and hopefully there will be some!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sick update...

I just got back from the doctor's office. I have a fever today and was able to get a refill on the cough syrup plus I get to now use an inhaler of Albuterol to hopefully help and get rid of the bronchitis. If in 2 weeks I am still sick they will then want to do a chest xray. The doctor thinks that the inhaler should work to help clear out my chest and I should be feeling better soon. I went to CVS to drop of the prescriptions and it is a 2 hour wait to pick them up. So we will be going back tonight once Jeremy gets home. I was told to drink lots of fluids and limit my activies until I start feeling better.

In other news it's January and it was to hot. It is around 80 or so today and I am wearing shorts and a shirt. Um isn't it still supposed to be winter??? I want some rain and cold temperatures. I hate being sick when it is hot.

Monday, January 12, 2009

More doctor issues...

I called today to see if I could get a refill on the cough syrup that I got at the doctor's last week. CVS faxed the office but had not heard back yet when I talked to them at 5. So I called Urgent Care and was able to talk to the nurse and I was told that they will not refill it and I need to go see my primary doctor. I again explained to them that I no longer have a primary doctor because I no longer have insurance and my last insurance was Kaiser so I can not even go to see them. She did recommend that I come in tomorrow morning and see if I can see the Nurse Prationer and maybe they can refill it that way. Since I had her on the phone I decided to mention that I am still sick and the antibiotics do not seem to be working. She told me to keep taking them for now and that bronchitis can take 10 to 14 days to go away after you begin the medicine. So now I get to find the money to pay for another doctors visit and then find more money to pay for more medicine or I just wait another week or longer to see if it goes away on it's own. I am so frustrated with this. All I wanted was to get a refill on the cough syrup so I can sleep without coughing all night and hopefully get better soon. Remind me not to get sick anymore, it's way to much hassle.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I got a new phone!!!

After talking about a new phone and going over all the features of the phones out there. We decided to get me a Blackberry so I can have access to my email at any time. This way while a lot of the jobs that I have been applying for are through email I can check my email anywhere I am in case I need to reply pretty quickly. I am now in the process of learning how to use the phone and how to access my email from it and how to respond to the emails. Here is a picture of my new phone or should I say my Christmas present. I have still not found a job yet. There is very little to chose from and most people want more expirence than what I have. I keep checking with the temp agencies and I check the newspaper every day but so far no luck. My first 6 months of unemployment is up this month and I will file for an extension, keep your fingers crossed that I get it.

I am still sick. The antibiotics that they gave me are not working and I am almost out of the lovely cough syrup that they gave me. I am going to call the doctor's office tomorrow to see if I can get a refill on the syrup and hope that the antibiotics kick in soon. I am really tired of begin sick and coughing all of the time. Actually today it seems like it got worse yet again. My nose has been stuffy and my throat hurt and I coughed way to much. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh boy...

I decided to fill up the dish washer today and man did that wear me out. I am so tired now and am ready for a nap. I sure hope that the antibotic kicks in soon. I need to clean the house because it is gross right now but I don't have the energy to do. We still have our Christmas tree up because I don't have the pateince to stand there and remove the ornaments. I would have Jeremy do it but he would just throw them all in a box and I don't want them getting broken. I am waiting for Emily to call me and tell me if she is coming over this weekend so she can help clean things up. For now I am going to go back to the couch and read a book and relax and hope that I am better real soon!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I need a new phone

My cell phone is now 2 years old and I need a new one. The one I have is the Motorola Razor and it has been a good phone but now I have to charge it almost everyday and the screen has been freezing to where I can not disconnect from a call sometimes. I really want a Blackberry but am worried about the extra fees there are each month. Does anyone have any suggestions??

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

sick update...

I went to the doctor tonight and was told that I have bronchitis. I now get to take some yummy anitbotics for 10 days and have that yummy cough syrup with codiene so I can sleep. We went to the uregent care in Santa Paula which is nice because they are not normally busy and since they are owned by CMH you only have to pay half of your bill when you are there if you do not have insurance!! We only paid $40 for me to be seen by the doctor and we were there for only about 30 minutes. Hopefully with these drugs I will be feeling better soon!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Just a few pictures...

Here are a few pictures from our Disneyland trip last month. Here is Theresa driving on the Autopia ride. She would drive real careful and then turn her head and the wheel at the same time and crash into the track.

Here is Evan while we were riding on the train. He was being camera shy.
Brett and Travis bonded together very quickly. Brett could not get enough of Travis.

Brett wearing his sunglasses and a crooked hat.

Travis driving on the Autopia ride. He is a crazy driver. He said that he learned it from his uncle Jeremy.

Travis and his drivers license. He was very proud of it.

Theresa being cute like normal. She loves to have her picture taken and wants to see it as soon as it is taken. I guess it's a good thing that we all use digital cameras now days.

Still Sick...

So it appears that I had been running a fever over the weekend. I am still coughing and am very tired. I just want to sllep all day long. I went to bed before 8 pm on Saturday. We did go to the movies on Saturday and watched Bedtime Stories, I thought it was pretty funny. I usually like any Adam Sandler movie. We rented Mamma Mia on Saturday which I fell asleep while watching it so I need to fifnish it so I know if I liked it or not.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I have decided...

There are 3 things that I have decided today. One is that Nyquil D is my new best friend and the other is that I am going to leave the Christmas counter on my blog so I can be prepared for next Christmas. I was thinking that I should start my shopping now since it took me forever this year to finish. And the third thing is that I hate grocery shopping. We are going to Albertsons and Costco tomorrow because we are completely out of food. Our cupboards have been bare for the past week or so but with being sick I have not felt like going shopping however it has to be done tomorrow.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Well I have been bad and have not blogged because I have been sick!!! I will do a good update in a few days when I will hopefully be back to normal. I have not even been checking email, sorry mom that I have not responded to you yet. I have spent a lot of time sleeping and trying to get over the cold/flu thing that I got 3 weeks ago. The past few days I have been worse and thought that it might have turned into bronchitis or pnemonia (my spelling sucks right now) but I am starting to be able to breathe better and am finally coughing up all the crap that has been in my chest. So I hope everyone had a great New Years and a Great Christmas. I will do a better update soon!!