Friday, February 28, 2014

This reminds me of my children.

Happy Birthday Monkey!!!

     Sorry everyone I wasn't around yesterday but Monkey turned 2!!!  Of course we are going through our 2nd turn of pneumonia & strep throat in 2-3 weeks.  No fun! HoneyBun's having her first ever sleep over tonight with her best friends!!!  (I'm excited!!!). Monkey will have a small get to get her tomorrow since she is very antisocial even toward her grandparents.  (She will say grantma and grantpa and might hand them a toy but nothing else...ever!!!). CrazyHorse seemed to be extra crazy yesterday afternoon...too much candy at school I'm guessing!  Princess was great yesterday.  She helped her dad clean the van and make a run into town.  (Van needed cleaned since my HoneyBun ate stroganoff and her tummy can never handle it). Princess also went with grantma and Hero to town later to buy softball stuff for Hero.  I'm excited her practices start Monday!!!  They were going to start last night but with temps in the 20s...they were canceled.  I played softball for years and I'm hoping she will love it.  (FYI I also played basketball for a bit). Hero already has a full plate...Mondays she will have karate 4-5:30 in a town over (she's a red belt but soon can go for black belt as soon as she's 13) then homework then softball practice from 7-8:30 plus supper and bed.  Then Wednesdays she has karate from 4-5.  Thursdays she has softball practice from 7-8:30.  Really sad its so late at night but littler kids practice first.  Her first game is next month I think but she's a fast learner and I think she will do great since I've tried to teach her a bit and she can really throw a ball.  Only issue she will have is...she has weak ankles and is notorious for getting sprains and strains in them.  Enough about that!
   Watched a good movie last night with the husband.  It's an older movie but good except the end disappointed me.  It was Scenic Route with Josh Dummel (think I spelled that right).  Anyone seen it?
   What else...Oh!  Got an awesome deal at the pawn shop the other day!!!  Found book 1 & 2 of the Last Airbender in excellent condition for $4.00!!!  CrazyHorse is loving me!!!  Also found a PS3 eye, move controller, skylander giants portal & game with 8 or 9 skylanders for......drumroll please.......$40.  Might seem like a lot but those characters are over $10 bucks each!  I priced one of them on amazon and used one of the characters was $20 and that's used!!!  I was excited!  (I give husband credit for that find since he insisted we buy it!!!). I was excited but all the characters were new and none we owned!  I also purchased a year long subscription of All You with digital copy too for $5.00 (almost cost at store for one copy)!!!  I'm always on a lookout for great deals!!!  (And freebies and samples)...
     I was also going to talk about pets in this blog.  Does any one of you have pets?  We do and we have a houseful...well most are outside.  We have 2 turtles whom I refer to dirty deeds and dirt cheap...and if you ever think of getting turtles please reconsider...they take a lot of work, they are not clean animals and are not cheap to care for.  I'd get rid of them but they are the husband's now since kids don't want them but our landlord gave them to the kids over a year ago and they are huge!  We also have 2 doggies...Lily and Bailey.  Our cocker spaniel and dachsund babies.  Even at 4 & 5 years old they still act like puppies...good guard dogs too.  We also have my babies...(whom the kids will tell you are theirs but they are not) our 3 kitties!!!  We got 2 siblings (boy/girl) about 3 months ago.  Hela is black and white and not social but she's just learned to purr finally.  Then there is my big boy Vali whom is a blue grey color and has beautiful green eyes!  He's such a lover boy and I love him.  They are named after the god of mischieve, Loki, since those were 2 of his kids names.  (We use to have the best cat ever named Loki I got from a friend the day we left our military family and he was ran over by a corvette a few years later...). Then we also got an unexpected surprise one night during a bad thunderstorm...our fatty cakes came to us out of nowhere...I went everywhere trying to find if she belonged to someone but with no luck she stayed and we named her Storm.  She is and always has been so love able and friendly.  That's the rest of our family...our animal babies.
     Nothing else much has been happening within our little chaotic world.  Tomorrow I have to go pick up Monkey's cake from the grocery store and have the small get together.  Last year was Cookie Monster and I made her a tutu and shirt and headband and all but not this year.  She said no she's not girly but still wanted her a Minnie Mouse cake.  I wish she would let me make her a tutu or would have gotten a sponge bob cake I have the cutest songbook tutu complete with the little tie and all but I still might let her use it if its not back cold.  (Our weather has been 20 one day and 75 the next...hence the sickness)...
     So everyone I bid you farewell...for now and hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Welcome everyone!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my blog.  I'm new to this but hopefully I'll learn as I go and this won't be too painful for everyone to have to read.  I'll start by introducing myself to everyone:

     Hi! I'm Amy and I'm 31 years old...(I tell my kids I'm still 30...& probably always will because I forget my age at times so I automatically say 30).  I was born in a small town in Alabama where the hospital is still is but they do not deliver babies anymore.  I lived in Alabama til I was roughly 3 when my mom met and married my wonderful stepdad then moved to Mississippi to a smaller town that I hated til I moved when I was 16 years old.  Then I moved to a much smaller town that still to this day does not have a stop light.  I've moved around, had babies and gotten married since then.  I had a miscarriage when I was Jeremiah Andrew.  I dropped out of high school but after years of public school and home school I gave up and got my GED and graduated in the year I would have in high school.  I had my first daughter a year later a month before I turned 19. My now almost teenager (will be in July)...I'll refer to her as "Hero" which my husband called her.  6 months later her Godfather died...I think of him all the time since he was a big part of my life & my stepdad's&j cousin.  I got married in 2002, a year later, to my grade school sweetheart...(4th grade sweetheart).  Then my "adventures" began...
   My husband joined the Army and left for basic training & AIT 5 months after our first daughter together was born.  I'll refer to her as "Princess".  After 4 months my husband graduated AIT & we moved to Louisiana, where we stayed for 2 years.  During the stay there we had our second daughter together.  I'll refer to her as "HoneyBun".  We came "home" and stayed with my in laws while we found a place...which was another small town with nothing.  We had our "CrazyHorse".  6 months later my grandmother beautiful lovely grandmother.  (I never met my real father's parents due to them dying years before I was born...also my biological father is not a part of my life or my children's lives).  When my son was 1 we moved to the next town over to a much bigger house to rent and closer to my college.  We lived there awhile but a year later finally moved to the town I was born in...which is where my college was but my husband had started attending on his GI BILL so we needed to be close.  I also worked while attending college and taking care of kids but we struggled.  My husband and I separated.  I let him have the kids one weekend I had to work and I didn't see them again for over 8 months...the longest hardest of my life by far!  I drank a lot, worked a lot, dropped out of school, and got a boyfriend just in spite.  My husband stole my car in the middle of the night so I moved in with that guy and his parents...drank even more, cried harder, dealt with being hit...figured I deserved it...tried to leave 3 threatened with lies...but eventually I left-pregnant in the middle of the night with only my clothing.  I left everything else I owned at that house where I guess it still is...I didn't even get all my clothing, tv, cover, pillow, etc. but oh well...I got out.  My husband & I got back together and moved to our new rental home & 5 months later we had our daughter...who I'll refer to as "Monkey".  When she was a year old our landlord offered us a 3 bedroom (we were in a 2 bedroom) for the same we took it and we are still here a year later.  My stepfather's grandfather "pawpaw" died last week.  My kids are hating school (same school I moved to at 16 & dropped out of) and ask me daily to please homeschool them.  I've left out a few things that I'll now fill in about my kids.
     Hero stays with us 1/2 the time but lives with my parents right down the road because she's spoilt rotten by them.  Hero has ADHD, ODD, & bipolar disorder.  Princess had trouble as a baby but has outgrown most sleep apnea, breathing & stomach issues but still has asthma and ADHD.  Honeybun goes to Shriner's children's hospital for far we have had these diagnosis: internal femoral ante-version, tibia torsion, patella misalignment & hyper elasticity of her body.  We are hoping to not have surgeries when she is 12 (min will be around 12-14 surgeries we are told).  She had a full mouth rehabilitation at age 4.  She is bullied daily and has trouble due to this.  CrazyHorse has severe ADHD...even on medicine.  A few months back a dr. He saw from birth jerked him off all meds at once and he almost had a heart attack due to withdrawals at age 6.  Luckily no lasting damages.  He goes to a new dr. now!  He was tongue tied but had corrective surgery at 9 months old. Monkey will be 2 this week.  She had lots of issues as a baby.  Skin issues and stomach issues were the worst!!!  Her eczema has almost completely resolved itself and she still has few stomach issues but its a long way from specialty formulas and not being able to drink any milks and full GI TRACT scopes, C DIFF diagnosis, full allergy tests and etc.  now she has a few issues with milk but nowhere close to before.  She's got more energy than any of the others even  But I love them all and they are my life and my husband's life!
     Now I'll tell you a bit about my husband: He is 33...soon to be 34.  He was medically discharged from the United States Army due to knee arthritis and deafness.  He is a disabled veteran.  He's a welder...only thing he's done since high school other than years in Army.  He was hurt at work but I can't talk about that as of right now...sorry :(.
   But that's our life together...with 5 crib the a rented mobile home...but we are happy even if we struggle right now.

Let's Get To Know Each Other!

Let's get to know one another!!!  So here we go:

20 things about me:

1. I love to read!!! I prefer young adult paranormal, adult paranormal or books like Nicholas Sparks.
2.  I have OCD.  I do things in threes most of the time but do it I multiple times since it has to equal an even number.  Weird...maybe...not to me...
3.  I have 5 beautiful babies and 1 angel baby!
4. I married my 4th grade sweetheart!
5.  My favorite cartoon is Courage the Cowardly Dog.  I also enjoy Scooby Doo, Charlie Brown and a few others.
6. Shows I'm addicted to: True Blood, Haven, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Twisted, Hemlock Grove, The Lying Game, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy...maybe I forgot one or two...
7.  I completely made up a couple of my kids names.  Two were named after someone I love, one my husband named after a Maury's baby daddy show, one has a name after a prayer, and 2 of my kids have 3 names instead of 2 (not including my angel baby whom's first name was after my stepfather in a way).
8.  I am my mother's youngest child and my biological dad's oldest child and my stepfather's youngest.
9.  I'm a girl gamer.  I have a wii (2 actually), a wii u, xbox 360 (have 2 but first is shot & way old), ps3, and 3 Nintendo dsis of the kids I can use...
10.  I love Zombies!!!  Not the stupid fake  I like the ones you could actually see being real.  Sad part is I do believe zombies could one day become a "real" thing due to all the things put into our air, water, food, medicines, etc...
11.  My favorite games are zombie games even though I like other games.  So far I loved the left 4 dead games and dead island games.  I do like the borderlands games also but prefer the first to the second.  I have been playing my kids skylander game though.  I use to be addicted to kingdom of hearts and castlevania.  I also love Mario games!!!  Also I'm a jeopardy fan but no one will play it with me and due to no tv I can't watch it.  Anyone play on ps3?
12.  I subscribe to netflix.  I did hulu but didn't like it.  I like netflix even if I have to wait for new tv seasons and I don't get every show I like.  I do not subscribe to cable, satellite or anything else...I do not even get local mom or in laws call if I need to know something I can't find on the internet.
13.  My kids watch movies on vudu with codes my mother or in laws give me or that I win on listia.  I will accept donations
14.  I'm a red head...naturally as is my mom and my mom's other daughter and Princess does too.  We get it from my grandfather...(my mom's&j dad)...but my biological father's family is from Ireland and Scotland I'm getting it honest lol.  (Only 1 of my 5 have red hair so far...)
15.  I was bullied in school due to red hair, freckles, glasses and not wearing the name brand things everyone else did...
16.  I have an iPad, laptop, htc one x but I prefer my ipad2 and haven't been on my laptop in just sits there but its so old and so slow.  I love my phone too though but not like my ipad2.
17.  Favorite drink: sweet tea and Mountain Dew.  Dr. Pepper makes me sick so I can't drink very much and I'm allergic to Hawaiian punch.  I dislike cream soda and root beer.
18.  Favorite food hands down is tacos.  I love Mexican food and Cajun food.  I do love boiled crawfish also. Yummm I'm hungry now!
19.  I love freebies, coupons, thrift stores and pawn shops.  I usually forget to use the coupons though.  I also love to take surveys for money when I can or do product tests!!!
20.  Last but not least: I am addicted to hay day on my iPad, fuzzy pajama pants, flip flops, blue jeans, hoodies, pretty purses & wallets, among other things...

Few more freebies...(I love freebies did I mention that?)
1. Fav movies: dazed & confused, sweet home alabama, scooby doo, boondock saints 1...just to name a few...also love anything Adam Sadler or Morgan freeman...also super hero marvel movies...
2. Favorite band: green day (my children even sing along), hank jr., Lynard skynard (old not new), dr,. Hook, eminem, ludacris...etc.
3.  Fav color: green...not poop green.
4.  Fav number: 33
5. I use to play basketball and softball.  I can also ride a 4 wheeler pretty good and can fish with the boys...but I don't like outside much lol.
6.  Fav author as a child: r.l. Stine but not goosebumps!!!
7.  I love to color!!! I've won coloring contests as a child and taught one of my nephews to color and he won a few too!
8. My mom's son has done multiple tours in the war and could go back at any time since he is still full time national guard.
9.  My grandfathers were in different wars along with other members of the family.  My moms dad, my stepfather's dad, my real fathers dad, my father in law, my brother in law, my husband, etc.
10.  I can count on one hand the amount of actual "friends" I have...I talk to them each maybe a few times a year even the ones that live close.  I just prefer to be a loner.

Ok that's it.  Hope you enjoyed or can relate.