Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Madness

Today started off the beginning to the Holiday Shopping Season (even though I'm pretty much done with mine) so the stores tried to grab customers attention with great deals. My friend Bri and I decided to get up WAY to early and join the crazies. I woke up this morning at 4am - yes you read that correctly - I know I know I'm not really a morning person and to actually get up at 4am is insane but well that's what the holidays will do to you! HA

Anyway I went and picked up at 4:25 this morning and we headed over to Movie Stop to get some cheap movies - they had pretty much everything Bri was looking for and even had Krispy Kreme there! After that we headed across the street to Office Depot because I was interested in a lap top they had (mine is like 6 years old and S-L-O-W) but I think everyone that left Best Buy in the same plaza had that idea cause there were about 60-75 people in line waiting at 5:20 for a store that opened at 6 - yeah it was a good deal but not that good of a deal. Needless to say we just drove away and headed to Target with a quick stop at Starbucks (duh). This is what that looked like:

We got in there pretty easily and got the couple things we were scoping out then jetted off to Bass Pro for some thermal underwear for DaddyZilla (if gets cold riding the hog!) and then to Gymboree. Gymbo was having an awesome deal on their fleece and outerwear so we snagged some of those deals then headed back to target. The second time in target we meaning Bri cause I didn't buy anything there had a longer wait for a line. While she was in line I got in line for the Potty when I witnessed some lady pretty much forcing some guy to leave the men's room so she could use it - she wasn't even old or pregnant - that's just rude people. Anyway then we headed to Walmart where I actually scored a pair of Thomas $4 pj's in Zilla's size!! Other than that they were pretty much tapped out of the good stuff so we headed to Kmart and then to the sears parking lot - that's as far as we got cause there wasn't ANY parking that wouldn't' involve jumping a curb and grass - um no. We were home by 10 and I didn't even get one thing for myself - oh well it was all about DZ and ZillaRoo today and I'm cool with that!!! I didn't witness any real craziness today you know no one trying to kill each other over anything (apparently we missed that at walmart from what we heard) just a lot of people running around like crazy spending money!!! I did manage to get a nap, Thank the Lord, this afternoon or else I would have fallen over. Since then we have just been dealing with a cranky toddler that instead of napping had a bed jumping marathon.

Thanksgiving Day Fun!!

Yesterday was the National Day of Thanks aka Thanksgiving. We went to our best friend's house (as per tradition around here) and I have to say we ate a lot and had a bunch of fun. While we were finishing up in the Kitchen the kiddos were playing outside and Zilla used a big boy swing all by himself and was doing SOOO good without any help - shoot he even got off the swing perfectly WHILE IT WAS IN MOTION! Oh my goodness he's growing up so fast - that was his first time on a regular swing (his has a back) and I was just amazed at how great of a job he was doing. The kids also played on the slide and Zilla was also found digging a small hole with a matchbox backhoe!!!! Dinner was AWESOME - we did it semi potluck like every year and ended up with tons of yummy food. After dinner and before the football game the menfolk played Rockband and it was sooo cool and fun to watch. DZ did the drums and did a great job. Here are some pics for your enjoyment!! Hope you all had a great day too!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Letter of Intent

I sent off our letter of intent to vacate our rental house today. It's so crazy because I've known we were moving for a while now but today it just seems so final and it kinda puts a wet blanket over my shoulders. I'm glad that we are leaving our current Duty Station but it's hard because this is the place where my friends (no matter how few there are now) are and where my son was born and where his friends are also my brother and his wife and son are here. It's just a bitter sweet happy for me and it makes me want to cry. I'm also not looking forward to the actual move and unpacking. My house looks like a tornado (um can we say Zilla) hit and it seems crazy to think that we will be all packed up in less than 30 days. My best friend told me today that "it'll be ok" and she's right - mainly because there is no choice but to be ok - kinda like deployment - nothing else you can do besides be ok. Ok I'm gonna go put my big girl panties on now and stop my whining. Have a good day y'all!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I was SOOOOOO excited about seeing 24 come on tonight that is until about half was through when I realized that tonight's 2 hour "premiere" was really only a teaser for Season 7 that won't start for 49 more friggin days!!!!! There is not an explicative big or nasty enough for my opinion of Fox right now. I hate them. BUT it does look like Season 7 will be a heck of a lot better than last season which sadly sucked just a bit. Damn well I guess I will have something to look forward to once we move. Oh wait I will have to watch it an hour later than I could now - double damn stupid moving to a different time zone. Oh I'm so upset I don't know if I'll be able to sleep now. Blah

Fun Weekend

This weekend was pretty fun and interesting. A friend and I held a yard sale on Saturday and even though it was colder than crap (for GA) we had a steady stream of people all morning and we didn't do too bad. I made like $100 and my friend ended up with about $20 after she paid me for all the stuff she bought from me LOL. That's how it works right when you have yard sales with friends you just trade crap HAHA. After the yard sale DaddyZilla, Zilla and I watched the Ohio football game with them and then we came home to watch Florida State play. Both teams WON!!!!! Today we had a birthday breakfast for Daddyzilla at Cracker Barrel - can we say YUM!! Then went to the mall and walked around. Zilla did not nap today so hopefully he will go to bed nicely tonight cause 24 premieres tonight! Ok I'm off to read my book and watch DaddyZilla doing his medicine ball exercises - oh yeah!

Nearest Book


Grab the book nearest you. Right now.* Turn to page 56.* Find the fifth sentence.* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your blog or facebook.This should be's mine:

"Please...walk with me, okay?" - it came from Someday by Karen Kingsbury

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Feel like crap

That's exactly what you feel like when someone (even unknowingly) makes you feel like a bad parent. That happened to me today - someone made me totally feel like a horrible incapable mother. I don't think they meant to hurt me as deeply as they did but unfortunately that doesn't make it sting any less. I know I'm not perfect but I do my best. Not much more I can do than my best except hope that it's good enough.

There are just some things you never forget and this will certainly be one of those.

Happy Birthday DZ

Twenty-nine years ago today my husband came into the world. I just wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday and I hope that the next year only gets better. I do love you very much.

Christmas get to know you

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's
what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy (not
forward) this entire blog and paste into your blog. Change
all the answers so that they apply to you. ......Tis the Season to
be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I use paper for the most part
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? Normally the day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? between Christmas and New year
5. Do you like eggnog? love it!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I have no clue
7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband - never tells me what to buy him
8. Easiest person to buy for? people that tell me what they
9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes it's a Veggie Tales one!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? depends some years neither
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? It's the thought that counts!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I don't know
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I shop throughout the year
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? You mean regift? yes only if it will be better for the new person that for me
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mawmaw's stuffing
16. Lights on the tree? yes i prefer white but multi works too
17. Favorite Christmas song? I dont' have one
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? No
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open presents Christmas Eve or in the morning? morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The craziness of it all
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Ones that mean something
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? dont' know
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To be happy
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Probably no one but thats ok

Friday, November 21, 2008

Southside Daycare is now Open

Southside Daycare(my house - inside joke) is back open for the evening. I will have 5 kids all under 5 in my house in about an hour. I'm super excited about all of this not so sure DaddyZilla will share that sentiment especially since he's only aware of 1 of those 4 extras - oh well he'll get over it I mean whats 3 extra kids right? LOL

On a side note the reason the daycare closed previously is because I haven't been charging for my services - after tonight we will be rethinking that policy. LMAO

Happy Birthday Nanna!!!

Nanna We love you lots and I hope your birthday is everything you hope for it to be - even if we aren't We love you lots and are sending all kinds of hugs your way!!!!

p.s. Yesterday was Aunt Melissa's B-day (one step closer to being the crazy cat lady LMAO) and tomorrow is DaddyZilla's b-day!!!!!! November is a busy month for us.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Playdate fun!

Today was playdate day and we had an excellent time as always. It was freaking COLD here - maybe not by Northern standards but it was C-O-L-D by Georgia standards. Lets just say that it has been 59 degrees in my house ALL day. The reason I'm mentioning what the temp was is because when my friend showed up this is what her little girl just had to wear:

Yes her mom tried to change her mind but nope she's two and wanted to wear that LMAO. I about died when I saw her along with everyone else LOL

Pop Goes the Wiggles!

Last night The Zilla Family went to go see Pop Goes the Wiggles! It was super fun and we all ended up having a great time. At first Zilla wasn't digging it - he has a group singing phobia- but eventually he was just having an excellent time like every other kid in the place! Some friends joined us (eventually after they found and all the kids (and moms) danced the night away. The Wiggles put on a good show even if some of their jokes were kinda lame LOL. I can see why they are the richest people Down Under. Here are some pics from the night:

Do I look good in pink?

Um yeah no I don't really think it's your color sweetie! Oh and it's not my bed's best color either.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Splish Splash

Zilla was taking a the toilet! Yep thats right I was in the kitchen when I realized that Zilla was being a little too quiet and as a mom I knew that is never good so I went to find him. Where did I find him? In my bathroom playing in my toilet!!! Yep there was water all over him, my floor and there was a poof in the water! He got very upset that I caught him but was happy that i took off his clothes because considering that it's 59 degrees in my house wet clothes make for a VERY cold little boy!

C25K W1 D1...Again

Ok so yesterday I started back up with my Couch 2 5K program. So I left Zilla in his Daddy's capable hands and went to the gym to do week 1 day 1. I have to say that it was not as tiring or hard as I remembered it being the first time around. In fact I would venture to say that I enjoyed it, I didn't even break out in a sweat or get all red. For those that don't know me IRL my face gets super red, think tomato, when I'm hot. There isn't anything I can do about it and it can be quite embarrassing because to others it looks like I might pass out soon or I need a doctor. Anyway that didn't happen yesterday it was almost like my body remembered and was just accepting the fact that it needs to change. I also did some arm and ab workouts before I left to go home. It was a very productive day!

Today is going just as well it's not even 8am and I've already some excersize but I plan to do some more during nap time and we have the Wiggles concert tonight so it will be a great day again! Now to just watch what I eat and I'll be well on my way to my former cute self!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Zilla's Crazy Night

My poor baby had a bad night. First off mommy was super mean and turned off Thomas so that we could take a bath and then I tried to comb off some of his insane cradle cap that he still has. He was not really into the whole comb thing, he kept taking the comb from me saying "no more" and setting it down on the side of the After that I washed his hair (that in and of itself is a horrible expereince for him) but after I rinsed his hair out he slipped and hit his head pretty hard on the tub. See he's been having some constipation issues lately and while I was washing his hair he was standing on one leg trying to hold it in and thats why he slipped. If he had been standing on both feet he would have been fine but instead he will now probably have a nice fat bruise on the side of his face. Well after we got out of the tub he began to show signs of needing to poop and I held him and assist in getting it to come out - its not as fun as it sounds really - and he dropped the biggest turd I've ever seen on my FOOT - yes my foot and the carpet. He was pissed but DaddyZilla was able to calm him down while I cleaned up. Then (yes theres more) I clipped his nails. I know your thinking I'm so mean for doing his nails after all that happened but see the way I look at it it was the perfect time because he was already having a crappy night so no sense in ruining a good night right? Anyway he's asleep now and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for him!


In my sidebar I have put up a blinkie thing for the C25K because I'm going to be starting that again. I had started it before DZ got home but once he got home life got a little crazy and the gym daycare was no longer free so I stopped doing it. Well I have come to the realization that well I'm very disappointed in how I look so I have told DZ that he will be watching the boy at least 3 times a week so that I can go to the gym and run. I need to get my azz in shape so that I can feel better about myself not to mention be a better example for my son. Anyway I'm pretty sure if you click that blinkie it will take you to something that explains the program if you want to start with me! I'm starting this Monday. Wish me luck!

Also we had previously thought that the Army was going to be moving us to Alabama but well DZ just found out that because he signs out on Christmas Day that IF we did that the moving people would more than likely have to pack us up before Christmas. Well Christmas isn't really Christmas if we don't have a tree or furniture or anything so we are seriously considering doing a DITY (do it your self) move now - FUN. Or not - I hate moving but it can't be helped. Blah.

I am planning on making Zilla a cool under the bed train table. I had been thinking about it for a while now but it seemed a little complicated so I was putting it off but I found some awesome directions here so we are gonna see about attempting that - Zilla would LOVE it like crazy. We of course would make it to fit under a toddler bed since thats what he'll hopefully be sleeping in when we move - yes he's still in his crib - shut up i know and we are going to just not put the crib up when we move. Anyway I'll let you know how it goes.

Movie Review

Last night DaddyZilla and I dropped the boy off at my Brother and SIL's house so that we could go and have a nice night by ourselves before we move. We went to go see Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa. It was FUNNY - like seriously worth the money to go see it. We had an excellent time and even though we had movie passes (THANKS BRI) we still ended up spending like $20 - damn movie food and drinks. Who decided it was ok to charge $5.00 for a drink that cost them 20cents? Of course DaddyZilla wanted popcorn too. Blah oh well the movie was practically free (we did have to pay $1.50 upgrade fee to see the new flick) so we can't complain too much. Anyway it's funny as can be, even funnier I think than the first one, so go see it!

On a side note - Zilla did wonderful hanging out with his cousin and aunt & uncle. They had tons of fun playing with trains and cars together and made a total mess but that's what 2 and 3 year olds do best I guess! Thanks Aunt A and Uncle A - y'all rock!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh the joys of toddlerhood

Last night my darling son decided it would be a good idea to take a drinking glass and throw it down in the kitchen. We have ceramic tile in our kitchen so the glass never stood a chance. I was beyond pizzed at him because he didn't just drop it he threw it down on purpose. I had to lock him in his room while I cleaned it up. He continued to be a brat until bedtime. Before 7am this morning Zilla had turned on the "tb", complained that it was on the news, got into the diaper bag and demanded a snack from the container, stole a tide to go pen and threw it when he got caught, and destroyed the folded clean clothes.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Helping a fellow blogger out!

I read her interview about this book and it seems very interesting so I thought I'd post this here to try and give her at least maybe an extra vote or two. I'm off to vote for her!!


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

9 Things We Hate About Everyone

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

2 People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the T.V... remote because they refuse to walk to the T.V. and change the channel manually.

3 When people say 'Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too'. Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4 When people say 'it's always the last place you look'. Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna Kick their asses!

5. When people say while watching a film 'did you see that?'. No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

6 People who ask 'Can I ask you a question?'.... Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8 When people say 'life is short'. What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9 When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks 'Has the bus come yet?'. If the bus came would I be standing here, dummy?

Monday, November 10, 2008

DaddyZilla's New Toy

Here is DaddyZilla's new 2008 Harley Nightster 1200!! He LOVES it and we got a great deal and I love that! LOL He drove it around today and avoided the cadillacs so it's so far so good!! He drive it about 10 miles and thats like 8 more than with the last bike so we are doing great!

Whats for Dinner? Zilla Style

Ice Cream - yep thats what the boy decided he'd eat for Dinner Sunday night. He refused to eat anything and trust me I tried besides ice cream. This was also with us having nothing for lunch!! I swear I don't understand kids and their eating habits - i was about ready to chew off my own arm I was so hungry but guess he wasn't. Oh well we know he's not starving or anything!
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Fun at 4am!

Yes you read that correctly - we were having all kinds of fun at 4AM. Twice actually BLAH. Saturday night Zilla decided somewhere around 11:45pm that he didn't really feel like sleeping so he and I got up and had tons of fun until about 5am when "we" finally went to bed. Here are some pics of what Zilla just had to do instead of sleeping.
Zilla also decided on Sunday night that he didn't really feel like sleeping through the night so he got up around 2am and fell back asleep again somewhere close to 7am!! Yes thats right I had the pleasure of getting NO FREAKING SLEEP this weekend. I had about 8 hours of sleep - yeah it was super duper fun for Zilla and I both being all really tired! Or not.

Fun at Nanna's House!

This weekend we took a trip down to Florida and spent some time with Nanna. Zilla has a great time at Nanna's cause she always has some rockin toys to play with! Here is one of the super new cool toys Nanna pulled out for this trip. You put the cars on it and "charge" them and they race around the track by themselves. Zilla also enjoyed putting the "boulders" aka Nanna's glass fruit oranges on the track.
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He loved playing in the tub and having bubbles! He really dug it when Nanna blew the bubbles out of her hand into the air! He also really enjoyed putting his crayons into a holder I made and then taking them out again - the joys of toddlerhood!!

Just like my Daddy!!

DaddyZilla was at work last week and I looked over to find Zilla trying to be just like his daddy! I think they are a little bit big but he did a decent job at walking in them anyway!
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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Goodbye CSM

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Waiting on "Change"

Today is sadly the day where I have to except that we are soon to face "change" - now I'm not really sure what kind of change we are in for because no one ever really knew what change meant but oh well we are in for it now anyway. I will also be looking forward to 2012.

I have to say that I'm totally disappointed in "my" party - and NO I'm not talking about the republicans because I'm a registered Democrat. I'm truly disappointed that Barack Obama was as good as our Party could come up with so much so that I'm going to be changing my party affiliation as soon as I can print out the form and mail it in. I will however stand behind our soon to be President - mainly because I'm an American and I have no inclination to live in another Country so for the next 4 years I will continue to be an American and deal with the "change" until I can vote his happy butt out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Vote!!

Don't forget that today is a very important day in our Country - the day to VOTE!! It's your right and your responsibility (IMO) as a US Citizen to assist the rest of us in picking our President.

I personally already voted (via absentee ballot) so don't forget to do your part today! Who knows you may be the difference between a win or a lose!

**Take a book people those lines look rough!

Monday, November 3, 2008

It Felt like an ice pik

I just wanted to alert those of you considering an IUD what it would feel like.

I decided to get a Mirena IUD because I had heard so many good things about them and I wouldn't have to remember to go in every 3 months for my shot (Depo Provera - totally LOVED it). After 3 pregnancy tests and many hoops to jump through -thanks tricare- I had my appt today to get it put in. I had been told that it would just be mildly uncomfortable by tons of people. Well HAHA yeah right. The doc told me that I would feel a "slight pinch" um yeah lady a slight pinch does NOT feel like an ice pik was stuck up my stuff! That wasn't even the actual IUD that was just the "clamp" used to hold my cervix in place - yes it was as painful as it sounds - the IUD was after the "slight pinch" and was not quite as bad but still not what i think of as slightly uncomfortable. I am now having horrible back pain and some cramping. Hopefully some motrin and a heating pad will help me out. So anyway just in case you were wondering - an IUD procedure feels like an ice pick and the people at WACH don't really grasp what "slight" means AT ALL.

Oh yeah and Zilla didn't get a nap due to my appt time so i get to suffer all the way around tonight! YAY

update: certainly feel better today than yesterday - that was just rough

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Movie Review

I don't do a weekly view like Bri -mainly because I don't get to see many new movies- but anyway I bought the Disney Movie 'Tinkerbell' and DaddyZilla and I watched it tonight. So I thought I'd tell you all what I thought about it.

It was pretty cute - it had quite a few funny parts in it. It was certainly a Disney movie but we thought it was very good. In fact we watched it because DaddyZilla found out I bought it this week and insisted that we watch it Apparently he's a closet Disney Movie watcher! It was very nice to have a good fun evening with him. I totally think your kiddos will like it but I think you all will too.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

DaddyZilla loves me cause...

I bought him a super cool new Harley Davidson motorcycle tonight. He found a great deal on a Nightster on ebay and was interested in bidding on it but that stuff usually goes up really quick at the end. So....

Being the AWESOME wife I am I told him I could snipe it for him. What is snipe you ask? It's a super duper cool way to bid at literally the last second and WIN. So I put in our max bid and set the trap to spring at 7 seconds. Well we WON!!! It's a good thing we sniped it cause the bid did indeed go up by over a thousand bucks within the last 60 seconds. DaddyZilla could have cried he was so happy - well maybe not cry but he was very happy! We're getting it this weekend.

We needed Urgent Care

Today I took Zilla to our Urgent One clinic because his poor little booty was killing him. He was on antibiotics semi-recently and it did a number on him. He become 'backed up' and then got a diaper rash from hell that has been just getting worse since then. Well it had finally gone on long enough and I decided that he needed to be seen and get something for his butt. It had become so raw and painful that he would start screaming when he even saw a diaper or the tub - talk about making your heart melt like butter. I just couldn't see my baby in pain anymore.

The doc said he has a yeast rash and gave us some cream and a anti-fungal powder to put on it. He is also to be left diaperless as much as possible. So maybe this will help him potty train too! lol Don't worry people I'm not holding my breathe on that one but it would be nice. He did really well at the clinic and only mildly gave death looks to the doctors and nurses - he started saying "bye" (very adamantly I might add) as soon as we walked into the back He does hate him some doctors & nurses - haha.

Halloween Fun!

I took Zilla (DaddyZilla had to work - yuck) trick or treating with a whole bunch of friends and he had a good time! He was a Sheriff/Cowboy and boy did he look the part walking in those boots. Let's just say he looked like he just got off a bull...LOL. He has been having some booty issues (I'll get to that shortly) so that made it a little less fun than it could have been but he still had a great time. Our friends -all million of them- also had a great time and all the kids totally raked in the loot. Zilla actually walked the whole time in the boots - I thought for sure he'd want to take them off but nope he did really well and didn't even have one blister today! In the beginning he was a little bit not cool with the person actually coming to the door and giving out candy but he warmed up, for the last four houses, and got the hang of it. There were about 20 of us, including Zilla and I, that were making the rounds and I have to say that really made it much more fun! We had a cowboy, Indiana Jones, A Lego Mindstorm (totally cool), a genie, Darth Vader, Dale Earnhardt Jr, monster bride, Incredible character, Tinkerbell, and Thing 1 & Thing 2 - we were certainly a site to see HAHA. Here are some pictures of the fun!
Thats our HUGE group!
Zilla with his uncle and cousin who was Dale Jr.