Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting to know me Sunday

Another blog post copying off other bloggers that have themed blogs and keep up with their blogs. And just so I feel I'm being true to myself, I'm doing Get to Know Me Monday on a Sunday.

Five jobs I’ve had in my life:

1.)Sandwich artist at Sandy's Deli

2.) Burrito Artist at New York Burrito (I really miss the Hawaiin Chicken Wrap)

3.)Chemistry Lab assistant at Baxter Healthcare my first two summers of college (read: glorified secretary)

4.) Patient Care Technician at Arkansas Children's Hospital. (this was supposed to provide me money to get through college and then I was gonna blow this popstand for greener pastures the minute I graduated Nursing School, see number 5)

5.)Nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital since 2003. Yeah, I never left, and recently I celebrated 10 years with this company. I still can't believe I'm older than 10, so this is a mystery. I started nursing in PICU, then the sad cases and long 12 hour night shifts finally got to me and I moved to the GI LAB where, as my favorite doc puts it, "I deal with guts and butts."

6.)It only asked for 5, but I'll add full time Mom to Two Cool Tots. This requires no education before giving birth, but BOY do these two educate me daily.

Favorite current telly shows: I love the DVR, I'm fairly new to this, but it saved Max and I during those nasty puke from 3am on nights from birth to 3 months. Max would feel all better and go into a deep snooze at 6pm, so I learned that, for a short while, that was my new bedtime too. So, I dvr'd stuff to watch at 3am while we rocked and cleaned up puke. Now I'm semi-hooked on all the shows I dvr'd during that time. Chelsea Lately, Project Runway, Modern Family, Chopped and Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Favorite all-time telly shows: Dawson's Creek and Party of Five from my younger years, and Modern Family for my older years

Favorite actors/actresses: Tom Hanks is my all time fave. Morgan Freeman, Amy Adams, Sandra Bulluck, and the guy that plays Ron Weasely (I have an odd crush on that fellow)

Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, Love Actually, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Big Daddy, Dumb and Dumber, While You Were Sleeping, The Fugitive

Favorite foods: cheese dip, brownies, popcorn and m&ms mixed together

Least favorite foods: You don't really keep my svelte figure being picky with foods, but I don't like mayonaise,especially when someone puts it on a burger without asking me first.Or on a freakin grilled chicken sandwhich. I mean really? I just ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, choosing against everything yummy on your menu in an attempt to be semi healthy.Don't shlab your gross mayonaise 12g fat per tbsp on my semi healthy, not as good as cheese fries grilled chicken!!!

Most embarrassing moment: There’ve been so many. Maybe the time I was mid-csection with Max and the morphine kicked in and I entertained the entire surgical team with a story of the Oprah I watched about a man that saved his sperm before he had a sex change to become a woman, then fathered his own twins as a woman, then took hormones to be able to produce breastmilk and breastfed the twins that he had fathered. Or the time (many years ago) when I was go-carting in a tank top and these guys were smiling at me and I smiled back thinking they were flirting and it turned out the vibration of the go cart had shimmied my tank top and I was go carting in my bra with a tank top around my waist. Or anytime I was at the Electric Cowboy with more than 2 drinks in my system.

Favorite bands and artists: Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Adele, Pink, Elton John The Beatles, Tom Petty

Favorite all-time songs: American Girl by Tom Petty, Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison, Clocks by Coldplay, Someone Like you by Adele, So What by Pink.

Biggest fear: My kids being really sick. Really really sick. I've seen way too much at my hosptial. And Rylan at 8 weeks riding in an ambulance didn't help matters.

Proudest moments:
1. Graduating nursing school with a bacholor of science and never getting lower than a B in all of college.

2. Giving birth to two very awesome kids

3. I can still say Eenie Meanie Miny Mo in German

Stuff you probably didn’t know about me:

1.) Rob is the first guy I ever dated that was older than me. Total cradle robber before him.
2.) Scared to death of snakes. I become a Kenyan runner in presence of snakes. Though lizards and salamanders and such don't bother me.
3.) I once performed Baby Got Back at karaoke. And bombed. Didn't care so much as liquid encouragement also give you a tiny bit of liquid "oh well" later. Maybe that should be up on Most Embarrassing.
4.) I am shy. Get me one on one and I'll talk your ear off, but a new situation with lots of people? Scared to death. Rob's coworkers probably think I'm a tad mute. Mine? Want a muzzle on my face.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rylan Q: The big "twee"

On this, the day post post post Rylan's 3rd birthday, I have this to say

I love that kid so very much. I love it that he tells me "I need those chicken nuggets in my hand." I love it that he has decided at the age of 3 that he'd like a pacey. I love it that he's been an expert potty trainer. I love it that he loves the outdoors, and fruit snacks, and Humpty Dumpty, and anything with a Cars paraphenelia, though he doesn't actually like the movie, Cars. I love it that he thinks anywhere (a house, a grocery story, a picture) that has more than 2 pumpkins in it is "a Puntin Patch". I love it that he follows 75% of his sayings with the word "now." And, mostly I love it that every Sunday morning, he sits for hours and surveys the coupons, flyers, inserts, and comics in the Sunday newspaper for possible Mickey, Cars, Buzz/Woody, or Shrek sightings.

I am not sure where 3 years have gone, I'm quite sure they haven't been spent sleeping. They have been good, good years. Ry and I had a talk yesterday and we've decided that we aren't aging anymore. I can hardly believe he's 3, I couldn't handle any more advancement in age from him, and I'd be good sticking at thirty-bleeping years old myself.

Happy "Dirf Day" Rylee Roo, we love you so much and are so glad you are in our world and are the big "twee"!!!!! Keep bringing the cute and we'll keep supplying the fruit snacks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What I'm loving Tuesday?

I've made a resolution for November. You know cause that whole New Year's resolution thingy (lose weight, plant a sustainable garden, quit biting my nails) went right down the drain. So, I'm going for shorter, more attainable goals. Right now, its blog more. Not every day, cause I'd lose that bet with myself, um, TOMORROW!

The problem with my blogging is I blog like I talk. Ramble, ramble, ramble, DIARRHEA of the mouth, yada, yada, yada and there you have it, a freakin long blog post. They take me forever and a day, cause I couldn't possible leave one single pic out, so I take a year to upload them and with the two crazies I've got running around, well, my blogging goes to shit. (see, diarrhea of the mouth).

So, bloggers that know how to be short and to the point sometimes like to do themes for their blogs. Just to get themselves a starting point, or more to keep it simple. One of these themes is What I'm Loving Wednesday. You simply post some things that you are currently loving.

Tomorrow is Wednesday, today is Tuesday. I'm sure you have a calender and are aware. Howevah, I have to work tomorrow. Work. As in, put on scrubs and clock in, and do some nursey business, and then clock out. And Thursday? I have to put on scrubs that day too and go and do nursey business. And Friday???? Nursey business yet again. I haven't worked 3 days in a row since before I went on fake bedrest with Max (fake cause I never laid down on account of caring for an 18 month old, real cause it hurt too bad to even think about showing up at a hospital). Glad I decided to do it on a week that I was also hosting a playdate/joint birthday party with Ry's friend Lily, hosting a babyshower in Northwest AR and having a birthday party for Rylan in Northwest Arkansas. I like to keep moving.

See? ramble ramble ramble. ANYWAY! So I'm going to tell you what I love on a Tuesday. I'm an ass like that.

I love this kid's personality. He is so happy and funny and loves to make others laugh.
I love it that I took Max to the hair place to get his first haircut and when they called out "Max!!" I said "nevermind, scratch his name off your list." I chickened out, so my mom (and Rylan) aided in cutting the sides so that he doesn't look like Bozo the Clown when he gets up from a nap and we kept his long, awesome curls right where they belong.
Yes, this is better
I love it that this picture isn't staged. I walked into the kitchen to find him eating an entire stalk of broccoli. Without pants on. And holding Superman on his other shoulder. Never. Ever. Bored.
I'm loving this picture because its a perfect example of Rob and I's parenting. We constantly think something is going to be so awesome and get so excited and can't wait to see the look on our kids face and then this happens........worst day of their whole life. Or most boring in the case of Halloween trick or treating (pictures later). And then we go to the mailbox and they get so dad gum excited to pull open the box and pull out the mail and carry it to the house, why do we try so hard??????
I love these two kiddos like a fat kid loves cake. And those rare moments, where they share your lap equally, let you read to them about One Zany Zoo and you get to do that all while wearing the world's most comfortable maternity capris that you just can't possibly give up even though you aren't currently, nor will you again (unless God has a real REAL good sense of humor) be pregnant, well, they just have to be photographed.