For the last couple days I've been so so tired. First trimester all I want to do is sleep tired. I'm hopeing this doesn't continue. Anybody hear of someone getting tired again around 18weeks? Payton is napping so I'm going to clean my house for 15min then go to bed.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
What? Laundry doesn't do itself? The floor won't sweep itself?
Here I thought I could get some lunch, check out the blogs and by the time I was done the kitchen would be clean.
Oh I'm so disillusioned!
LOL!! Oh well, here I go to clean my kitchen.
Posted by Michelle at 1:20 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Does anybody know where we get some nice autumn leaves around here? In a variety of colours at one location? I really want to take some pics and am not sure where to go.
Posted by Michelle at 2:14 pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I hate being in this in-between pregnant stage, meaning I'm starting to show but I don't look pregnant. I just look like I'm gaining a beer gut.
I've now been fully peed on. Not an oops the diapers leaking dribble but a full on my kids not wearing a diaper and were cuddling on the couch I'm totally soaked pee. Fun.
Panties and Poop don't get along.
Where do all my single socks come from?
I only have one stinking bra that fits....Grrrr.....
I've accepted the fact that my cat is gone. Hopefully he's found a nice warm home cause the alternative is yucky.
Christmas is coming!! Which excites me and scares the doodle out me at the same time.
Chocolate gives me indigestion. Bring on the tums!! I can't have Sushi or Martini's I am not giving up chocolate!!
My kid JUST peed on the potty!!! YEAH!!
Bloggers spellchecker finally recognizes the words blogger, blog, and blogs!! It's about time!
Posted by Michelle at 12:08 pm
Monday, September 25, 2006
Do you worry about what you can and can't afford? I know I do. We've been struggling lately and money has been a stressful topic. Thanks to God's grace and a lot of prayer we're getting by. I didn't think at this stage in life we would be just getting by. But life holds all kinds of unexpected twists and turns, roads you never would have chosen to go down all of a sudden you are knee deep in. But really what would life be like if everything was always perfect? Would you be as likely to hold the good moments dear? Would you be able to find joy in the sunset or beauty in the wind rustling the brightly coloured fall leaves? If I hadn't struggled and been litterly forced to turn to God out of pure desperation would I be able to feel his kiss on the sunlight? Out of my struggles, out of the darkness I have managed to find the light. And I have found some very dear friends who pushed me when I could no longer take another step. Life today is still as hard as it was yesterday, last week, a year ago, but now it comes with the promise of the future, Hope. I know I will stumble and fall, but I pray that I continue to move towards God and the freedom he brings instead of away from him.
I found myself upset this morning about the things I can't do for Payton. We have no extras. I was reminded while listening to the radio that none of that stuff matters. She's fed, she's clothed, but most of all she's loved. The most important thing I can do for her is model Christ. Love her and others as if they were myself. Teach her love and compassion with a passion for our heavenly father. Expensive schooling, the "right" activities, the "right" house or neighborhood. It doesn't matter, that's not what's important.
The speaker(I forget already who it was) said one thing that has stuck with me. You can be successful, without reaching greatness. Success as the world portrays does not bring greatness in the eyes of the Lord. Thank you Lord for reminding me I don't need more to live in your will, that I don't need more to raise my family to live in greatness.
I've posted part of this verse before but stumbled upon it again with the verses before and after it. I love it all together like this so thought I'd share it again.
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." —Philippians 4:4-7
Posted by Michelle at 1:18 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2006
So out of the blue tonight I start to feel a little nauseous. I was talking to my mom at the time and she was joking about talking to her making me sick. All of a sudden I felt really sick so I threw my phone at Rod as I sped toward the bathroom. My poor mom. Then I woke Payton while getting sick as she was worried about her momma.
What the heck was that? I felt fine today, I've eaten since and am still fine. It happened a couple weeks ago as well. I'm not supposed to be sick anymore!! My poor pregnant body is so confused.
Rod's explanation, "It must be a boy".
How exciting is my blog lately?? All revolving around the toilet. My life is just so glamorous!!
Posted by Michelle at 10:41 pm
I haven't yet posted about yesterday. But before I get to that I had to share. SHE JUST PEED ON THE POTTY!!! YEAH!!! Completely!! I am so excited. We are making progress!!
K, back to yesterday. The morning started out bad with a nice present in the panties. After that she was sort hit and miss, she would start to pee realize it and then tell us she needed to pee and would generally pee a little in the potty. Then one time she called me saying "oh no mommy pee pee!" As I turned around I noticed a little pee on the toilet seat and she was trying to get the panties off. She had gone to the potty by her herself and tried to pee on the potty then realized she still had panties on, then she called for me. We got the panties off and she peed on the potty!! Now there was a "trail" leading up to the potty but I was so excited that she had tried to go and sit without assistance!! Happy Dance!! So at bedtime we tried to get her to pee before we put the diaper back on to no avail, so we put the diaper and jammies on. As she was brushing her teeth she turned to me with a frantic look on her face "PEE MOM!! Pee!!" She was trying to get her jammies and diaper off. By the time we got them off and her onto the potty it was to late but I was impressed she didn't want to pee in the diaper!!
Sorry to all those I'm boring completely with all this potty talk I promise to return to the regularly scheduled programming soon.
Posted by Michelle at 4:20 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Another post from DaMomma that really touched me. Her daugther just turned 4 and she is reminising. So good!! It's titled Hello Goodbye.
Posted by Michelle at 8:30 pm
Six pairs of panties is not going to be enough....(((((Sigh)))))
What am I supposed to do when we go out????
Posted by Michelle at 11:40 am
Well, 1 day down and I fear many many to go.
Diaper came off Dora panties on. Payton kept looking down at the panties in confusion, I imagine they must feel very strange after 2 years of diapers. I explained that if she peed on the potty she would get a treat. Well talk about motivation, she repeatedly went and sat on the potty to no avail. We went outside(with potty) and played on the trampoline until it was time for lunch. Came inside and minutes later she peed, not on the potty, and not even an attempt to get to the potty. By the time we got her to the potty it was to late. No treats. A couple times after that when she started to pee she attempted to get the potty but didn't. Still no treats. About suppertime she managed one drop in the potty and was rewarded with 1 smarty for the effort. I REALLY wanted to give her a treat for peeing on the potty on day 1. Right before bed she started to pee looked up at dad and said PEE! Dad swept her onto the potty where...YES....SHE PEED ON THE POTTY!!!!! YEAH!!!
One happy girl with 3 smarties and one happy mommy that we actually hit the potty.
So I guess it's progress as she knows now when she starts peeing to try to get to the potty. She doesn't seem to have figured out the feeling that she needs to pee before she goes, but I guess that will come with time!!
Oh and poopy panties are fun too!! But that's a day 2 story.
Posted by Michelle at 9:38 am
Friday, September 22, 2006
Well, actually the diaper is off, the panties are on. Let the fun begin!!
Potty training......Here we go!!!
Posted by Michelle at 10:56 am
Thursday, September 21, 2006
...God has begun a good work in you(me), and He is well able to bring it to full completion.
Posted by Michelle at 10:07 pm
Shari tagged me!!
Well, I'm supposed to share 8 things about myself. Hmmm....
1. I can't stand to be in a bathroom with a closed shower curtain. I will always check behind it or open it before I lock the door. One to many people hiding in the shower movie maybe??
2. I don't like dolls. Cabbage patch ones don't seem to bother me but anything realistic or with eyes that look like they are watching you....yikes!! I'm not fond of clowns either....
3. I was born and lived in Red Deer Alberta until I was 11.
4. I love photography and would love to eventually open a studio of my own.
5. I am very shy and have to literally force myself out of my comfort zone daily.
6. I am an only child. This always lead me to believe I wanted to have a very large family. After having Payton I'm thinking 2 might just be enough(there were days/weeks/months) where I thought 1 might be enough LOL!!
7. Rod was my high school sweetheart and close friend long before that. I feel so blessed to have found him so young, he is amazing!
8. I like to watch no brainer television, something I don't have to think about to hard. It helps me unwind and takes my mind off the real world for awhile. I shamelessly enjoy Lost, America's Next Top Model, Grey's Anatomy, What Not To Wear, Two and a Half Men, and Desperate Housewives. Although I am usually behind because I don't have the time to sit and watch, or I forget when things are on.
So that's 8. Now I get to tag people. Watch your email!!
***Updated*** I had a request to post whom I tagged so I tagged Jenn, Lee, Sue, Kaylyn, Tysey, and Carolyn. Shari tagged Liz, Steph, Misty, Mandy, Kristi, and ME!!
Posted by Michelle at 1:40 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I forgot to put my recycling out AGAIN!! My garbage did make it out thankfully, thanks to Rod.
My cat still isn't home, today is eight days.
Payton can now open doors, and unlock them! Fun fun!!
Payton has been singing "Rain rain go away" all day. Too cute!!
Did you know Sunlight dish soap makes good stain remover? I use it in a pinch when I run out of stain remover. Doing laundry must go on stain remover or not!!
I am not in maternity clothes yet!?!? Whats with that? My before pants must have been baggy cause I've definitely grown a pooch!!
Our ultrasound is scheduled for Oct 11th at 1pm.
Posted by Michelle at 3:46 pm
I'm feeling very good today. Positive and alive. It's great. I have a blog forming in my head that had nothing to do with noise and space, but I need a vent so here we go.
I am SO tired of living in a basement suite.
I am SO tired of having 4(soon to be 5) LOUD kids upstairs.
I am SO tired of small living quarters.
I am SO tired of using our bedroom like a storage room.
K, I'm done. I was just boiling over. Payton was very hard to get down for her nap today and I finally had her down and the screaming and thumping upstairs woke her. Grrrrr....... I have been thinking about switching our bedrooms because ours is quieter. Right now her bedroom is directly under the room where all 4(yes 4) kids sleep. How crazy is that. They use the other rooms for a school room(she home schools) and a playroom. Whatever works I guess.
That said I do get along with everyone upstairs and generally like it here I've just found myself more irritated about the noise and space lately. And we will make due with what we have as we are fortunate to have a stable place to live.
Posted by Michelle at 1:21 pm
I love this article by Damomma(who is a great writer) on "real" childhood milestones.
Posted by Michelle at 12:43 pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I found some change in the bottom of my purse, and got a twoonie for completing a radio survey. Anyone wanna go for coffee????
Posted by Michelle at 7:15 pm
Monday, September 18, 2006
I know I know, it's a repeat but it spoke to me again today.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Posted by Michelle at 2:14 pm
I actually sat through an entire Church service yesterday!! Payton wasn't thrilled about being left in nursery but she's old enough to let Mom and Dad enjoy a full service!! So I was sitting there listening to the music and felt closer to God than I had in a long time. It was so good. It made me want to look for God a little harder in my everyday life. I thought I'd share what I found.
Where do I see God?
-in the face of my daughter
-in the miracle of pregnancy
-in the beauty of the sunrise as it brings the promise of a new day
-in hands raised high in worship
Where do I feel God?
-in hugs from family and friends
-in prayer when his arms are wrapped tightly around me
-in nature where he is all around
Where do I taste God?
-every time I eat as that means I will not go hungry
Where do I hear God?
-in the wind through the trees
-in worship music
-in the laughter of a child
Where do I smell God?
-in the freshness after the rain
-in the coffee Rod puts on for me before he leaves
The tree photo I found here
The after the rain photo I found here
Posted by Michelle at 7:35 am
I just realized I zipped past my 500th post without realizing!! Wow!!
Posted by Michelle at 7:32 am
Sunday, September 17, 2006
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Posted by Michelle at 1:16 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2006
So it was painless and easy. I am now using Beta Blogger. Everything came with me. I don't seem to have to change a thing. Now using my current template I can't use a lot of the new features. I am going to have to change my template to be able to play with the new stuff. I'm ok with that, I'm ready for a change. I just thought I'd let people know how easy it's been so far and they don't seem to have to mess around with stuff if they don't want to. I know some people who don't want to change anything.
Posted by Michelle at 7:52 pm
How gracious he will be when you cry for help.
Posted by Michelle at 1:01 pm
Friday, September 15, 2006
This is from Blogger help.
Why can't I switch to Blogger in beta?
While the new version of Blogger is still in beta, some users with certain types of blogs will not be able to switch to it. We'll be adding support for these blogs as soon as possible, so everyone can join in the fun. But for now, if you have any of the following on your account, you'll need to hold off for a bit:
- A blog publishing via FTP to a non-BlogSpot server.
- A blog with a Plus upgrade (we stopped offering this upgrade a couple years ago, so this will not affect many people).
- ***A team blog.***
- A blog with a mobile device associated with it.
Note that, even if your blog is eligible to switch, you may not have the link to do so on your dashboard. We are starting out by just switching over a limited number of accounts, but we'll add more and more as time goes on. However, if you still want to try out Blogger in beta, what you can do is to visit beta.blogger.com and create a new account. Later on, you'll be able to merge this account with your original Blogger account.
Thanks for your patience, and we promise it will be worth the wait!
*This is why I havn't been able to switch yet I'm sure. I have 3 blogs attached to me. 2 of them team blogs!! So Liz, Mandy, Shari I know you were wondering!! Mystery solved!!
Posted by Michelle at 5:09 pm
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Posted by Michelle at 11:05 am
Usually I can have coffee in the evening and sleep no problem. Not so much last night. My mind wouldn't shut off, it kept spinning through all my worries and anxieties. Needless to say it was very very late when I finally got to sleep, then Payton was up twice after that. The last time she said her mouth hurt so we gave her some Tylenol and that seemed to help. I am so tired this morning. Today feels like a nap day!!
On a happy note, what finally helped me get to sleep was baby. Lots of movement last night, definite kicking!! He/She is definitely growing in there. Rod put his face on my stomach where I was feeling kicks and was rewarded with a tap on the lips, he was very excited!! So fun.
Posted by Michelle at 8:55 am
Thursday, September 14, 2006
I haven't seen my Cat in 2 days!! His breakfast from yesterday(wed) is still in his dish. That is very unusual.
I worry because it was 2 days ago I heard coyotes out back(Which Payton tried to explain to me were Dogs not coyotes, "Woof Mommy woof"). Hmmmm.....
Posted by Michelle at 11:12 pm
I thought it would be fun to see what gender people think our baby is. Our ultrasound is scheduled for Oct when I'm 20weeks. I may call and try to change the time so I'll let everyone know when I know for sure when it will be. We will most likely find out the sex then, which is why I wanted to start the poll now. The midwife says that there is one technician at Med-Ray(which is where we are going) that won't tell you. So we have a 25% of not finding out!! So it may end up being a long poll if we can't find out!!
I guess only time will tell.
The poll is on my sidebar(on the right). I think it is working, please let me know if it isn't!
Posted by Michelle at 12:13 pm
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
My midwife appointment today went well. Everything seems good and we were able to find the heartbeat fairly easily. I'm so relieved. I may actually be able to relax a little now and enjoy. I think in the last few days I've been feeling some movement!! It's so slight and fleeting I wasn't sure at first but it's been consistent so I'm very excited!! I love feeling the baby move around inside, I think that's my favorite part of being pregnant. I LOVE IT!!
Posted by Michelle at 10:56 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Just so all you out there know, not all of us have the option of switching over yet. For those of you who don't even know what it is, it is a new format blogger is switching over to. . It looks like it's going to be a good upgrade and yes eventually everyone will have to switch.
There is issue's with commenting back and forth between original Blogger and Beta Blogger. For instance: I who still hasn't switched can't comment on those who've switched. I beleive those who have switched are also having problems commenting on the originals. I think it will all iron out eventually but it is fustrating in the meantime not to be able to comment on the Beta Blogs.
I copied this from the blogger help page as I was trying to figure out what was going on.
Thanks for your interest in all the new features we've got coming up! The Blogger in beta program is going to start out small, so only a low percentage of people who log in to Blogger will see the option to switch over. If you're one of them, you'll see a blue box in the sidebar of your dashboard highlighting the new Blogger in beta. Click the "learn more" link there and we'll walk you through the process of switching your account.
For more info: go here
I actually started a 2nd blog, with Beta Blogger using my google(gmail account) just so I could comment where ever I wanted. I'm not planning on using it, just having it for now. It's at
Gotta love the address.
Posted by Michelle at 10:03 pm
Monday, September 11, 2006
Can be dangerous things, destructive beyond imagination. Really without bad thoughts we wouldn't have bad deeds right?
I've been thinking a lot about a couple things the last few days. One being about thoughts, we started reading battlefield of the mind in Bible study last week and I think it's going to be really good. Definitely give me something to think about.
The other being honesty, sparked by Steph. How honest am I really? It's relative I guess. If someone asks my honest opinion about something I'm going to tell them, I can't lie. But in reality if you ask me how I'm doing, your going to get a fine, or pretty good, which is probably not the truth. There are things that people do all the time that irritate me, or that I wonder at their motives but make the choice not to say anything because I know what the results will be. I guess I'm not all that honest after all, I used to be, now I think in the really real world people don't want to hear it?? I don't know, I guess I've got more pondering to do.
Anyways I'm sure both these things are going to morph into full blogs, but I'm not there yet.
Posted by Michelle at 5:34 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Posted by Michelle at 12:18 pm
Rod has a cold. Payton sounds nasaly. I have a headache and feel exhausted. I think it could be one of "those" days.....
Posted by Michelle at 7:09 am
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Posted by Michelle at 8:11 am
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
We'll my companies gone :( The visit was much to short and I'm very sad they are gone. We had a lot of fun and some great visiting. I'll post some pics...sometime. I think I've been saying I'll post pics all summer and haven't!! I guess life will settle back into the regular routine, only I'm not sure I like the old regular routine. Yesterday and today have been lazy days, a little bit catch up on the house stuff and a lot catch up on rest. I'm so beat.
So my house is in a semi-balance or order and I refuse to let it get out of control again. It still needs a lot of help(organization, and decoration) but it does not look like a slob lives here and that makes me happy. Well.....is not telling you about the state of our bedroom lieing? Ok I re-phrase, our house(as long as you don't open our bedroom door) that is. Gutting out and downsizing the bedroom will be a BIG BIG BIG job, which I'm not mentally prepared for yet, let me catch up on my sleep then we'll talk. I was tidying last night before bed, you know doing that few dishes and picking up the toys off the floor when Rod asked me "when are you going to stop?", poor man doesn't understand my new determination to not let it get out of control again. I let him know "when it's done" and subtly let him know if he swept then it would be done quicker. I think I may end up a little neat freakish when this place is organized but that will be born out of living in a self created mess and knowing how of control it makes me feel.
So Steph, guess what I'm doing this week?? I'm making a schedule, yup I'm going all out. I need to write down things that need to be done each day in order to keep up on everything and not have it be a big deal. As well as keeping on top of when I have extra kids, who needs picking up, and my own appointments. I think I need to do a menu plan as well but that overwhelms me so I think I better start slow!!
Anyways, speaking of dinner I better go figure out what we're eating tonight. Have a good night everyone.
Posted by Michelle at 4:50 pm
Monday, September 04, 2006
"You have a shy personality. You tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people. But once people get to know you, you open up and show the world what you are really all about."
Posted by Michelle at 5:04 pm
The wedding was beautiful. A big congratulations to Aimee and Chris who are heading for their honeymoon today. I have to admit though my favorite part was watching my kid. She did so well!! After having nothing to do with walking the aisle during rehearsal she wasn't fazed a bit on actual wedding day. I didn't have to coax her or anything just sent her on her way. She walked all the way to the front and attempted to give the Priest her bouquet before thinking wait a minute what's going on here? Then went to find Dad. She was a trooper all day through lots of waiting, fussing, hot weather, and people trying to get her to do strange things. She asked repeatedly when the dancing was going to happen and could hardly contain herself through the first dances(which were bride/groom/family only). And my goodness, wasn't she the cutest thing??
Posted by Michelle at 12:58 pm