Friday, August 31, 2007

Blythe Evans: Fly Sucker-Upper!

The scene: Flies in the house and me..with a large hose and lots of suction! (Err.. that sounded bad lol.)

The boys have been playing out on the back porch the last few days. Alot of in and out and leaving the doors open. So naturally the flies would like to come into my 72 degree home and cool off. Because don't you know even flies sweat in 100 degree weather??

They were everywhere! Where were they all yesterday after I cleaned everything and got my trusty can of whoop ass fly spray? That's right NOWHERE!

So, today I snapped. I have no fly swatter and the dishtowel I was snapping around like a mad woman wasn't working. So what do I do? I turn to my vacuum cleaner and a really long hose attachment. Yes, I chased flies around my house with a vacuum cleaner for over half an hour. But don't you know, my house is fly-free?

Shoulda seen it.. it was great. One fly actually tried to escape the force field of suction by flying out of it. It was like watching it fly in reverse (in slo-mo even) before it got sucked into the black hole of flydom.

Oh yeah.. and I think my kids are hinting they want a pet.. they've taken to naming the flies. All flies have the same name... "Flido".

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Yesterday morning my son Liam, 4, crawled into bed with me to cuddle. This is the daredevil child who never stops talking. I don't think he can actually function without being able to talk for more than 30 seconds. When he was 15 months old, I took him in for a well baby check and his ped asked if he could say 20-30 words. I handed her a list of 50+ words. I only made the list because I knew she wouldn't beleve me. Yeah.. the kid is a talker.

Anyway, back to the cuddling. Out of the blue he has a thought.. he says to me, "When I was young..." I interrupted with "When you were young? What do you mean when you were young??? You're FOUR!" he lost his train of thought after that.. I was laughing too hard for him too finish lol.

So Excited!

Why you ask? Well, I'm getting rid of my kids. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids but we all need a break, especially when you never get one. My DH works pretty much 7 days a week, 5- 10 hr days + 1 half day (Saturdays) at his FT job and 2 days (Sat/Sun) at his PT job.

Last night DH calls from works and says, get a sitter for Sunday. I said ok, where are we going?

Yosemite, he says.... on the bike with Steve and Sarah. "Dude, my ass is going to hurt", I say.

So, I call my mom because she owes me for not babysitting on our actual anniversary. She says yes! So we arrange to have the kids spend the night at her house on Saturday so we can just take off early Sunday morning. I'm thinking breakfast at IHOP sounds good before we go lol.

We also decide that since Saturday morning, DH and I are going to go to my mom's and pick our BBQ my brother gave us and pick up the new one my mom bought for herself, we'd bring steaks over and BBQ at my mom's and just leave without the kids.

DH also informed me that his friend and girlfriend want to take ALL 5 of my kids to the beach on Monday, without us. Umm.. ok, no refunds.

Recap- Saturday night no kids, Sunday all day no kids, Monday all day no kids and possibly we will no longer have these people as friends after they spend the entire day with our children, involving a 2 hr car trip. Oh did I mention, my oldest gets carsick? No? Hehe.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Day 2 of no Diet Coke....

Has failed miserably as I sit here drinking a 20 oz Diet Coke..

My actual intent was not to stop drinking soda or caffiene.. just to stop buying it as much. I fully intended to allow myself that 1 cup of coffee in the morning so I'm not a complete raving lunatic. However, I am too lazy to brew a pot of coffee. I mean I would have to grind beans, wash coffee pot, wash coffee filter (ours takes a perm mesh filter), pour fresh water into the machine, and hit start. Too many steps for a non-morning person at 7 am who's been woke up by someone jumping on her head. I think I need one of those machines that only brew one giant ass cup of coffee. I'm the only one who drinks it anyway.

Backtracking to Last night, by 10 pm I was exhasuted because I had not had any caffiene all day. DH says "What's wrong with you, it's only 10:15" So I said "umm I'm tired? I haven't had any caffiene all day so now Im tired." He says, "I like you better this way." Umm??

My response, "You LIKE me better bitchy??" Note to self.. be a raving lunatic...LOL.

Where was I going with this? Not sure BUT I do have something funny for y'all to watch even funnier than the Mirapex commercial.. which IMO was damn funny lol. Anyway.. A few weeks back, DH and I were flipping through On Demand movies to watch. I saw one called Black Sheep and I said "hmm what's Black Sheep?" DH clicks on view trailer since there was one available to watch and OMG! I think this is quite possibly the CHEESIEST horror flick EVER. And I've seen my fair share of 80's horror flicks lol. Also, it's not even a US film.. it's a Aussie/New Zealand film but omg the trailer was cracking me up, it was seriously bad. I called my friend and was telling her and her DH didn't believe that it was a real movie so I found the trailer on Youtube just to prove it was real lol.

So, ok.. here you go enjoy.. just make sure there are no kiddies around when you do watch it.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Instead of Melon Balling they should call it Melon Flinging!

Because that's pretty much what happened lol.

This morning I ventured out with 4 of my kids to the grocery store, if you saw the recent Ebay auction about the mother of 6 and the Pokemon (or whatever they were) cards, it pretty much went like that except I came home with everything I intended to. Even the kids.

I bought a big watermelon because they were cheap and I thought my kids would enjoy it. I know I enjoy sticky fingers and dirt covered fruit.

So, I just decided I would take a break from designing and go scoop out the melon with a metal TBSP. Well, I managed to actually scoop about 5 balls before they started flying out of the scoop and and across the kitchen. So I graduated to an ice cream scoop because I don't actually own a melon-baller. So instead of grape-sized balls of watermelon I have tennis-ball size scoops of watermelon sitting in my fridge. Ok so maybe it's more like golf-ball sized, but you get the picture.

I've also decided (read not enough money) that I will stop drinking so much soda. I am addicted, I admit it. Hi, my name is Blythe and I am addicted to Diet Coke. So, instead of the ever so tempting Buy 2 (12 packs) get 1 free, I bought Seltzer water and a lemon instead. Before you say Ew, I actually like it so it's ok *wink*. I just need my carbonation, I don't care what it is as long as it's bubbly. Last week, I thought about it but Coke was on sale Buy 2 Get 3.. kinda hard to pass up. Decided to put off confronting my addiction by a week lol.

I feel like I've achieved so much today, yet in reality, I bought food and scooped flung watermelon balls.

YAY me!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Mirapex Commercial

I'm still giggling.....

**Disclaimer- I don't think the side effect itself is funny, it's actualy very serious (insert stern look here), just the way they snuck it in there is hysterical.

Weekend started out rough.. ended up nice :)

Like I mentioned on Thursday, Friday was our 11th anniversary. DH was supposed to have to work away this weekend, so we had hoped to at least go see a movie Friday night. I asked my mom to babysit, but she couldnt because she was already babysitting my niece. I will admit that I was upset. Granted I did ask her at the last minute and they asked her first but it wasn't like she didn't know it was our anniversary and didn't think to ask if we wanted to do something. Petty, yes, I am not above admitting it. But I was hurt b/c we never have any $$ to do anything and we rarely get time away by ourselves. My brother only has 1 kid and they go out ALL the time. So yes, I was mad. I am over it :)

Anyway, instead DH and I ordered Chinese food and I went and picked it up. The kids went to bed, DH fell asleep on the couch and I watched tv, surfed on my laptop, and slept alone.

Saturday, DH worked his regular job and called home too say he didn't have to go up north for the race that day but he did have to go Sunday. We attempted to take the kids out to McD's for soft serve cones but their machines were broken. So, instead we picked up a couple packages of cones at the grocery store and headed to the park. It was nice, the playground portion sucked.. not much for them to do. They had a climbing structure and that was it. The park across the street with all the fun stuff... there was a party going on there and we didn't want the kids to crash it lol.

So they played tag a bit and ran around. DH took em home while I ran to my mom's to pick up dinner.

My mom and I started going to one of those places where you go prep your dinners, bring em home, freeze em and cook em later. We did it as a trial thing b/c they just opened and we had alot of fun. It's actually pretty reasonably priced. It's like $18.95 per entree but the entrees serve 6 and come with additional sides, like pasta, potatoes, or rice, depepnding on the dish.

We had made an appt to go again yesterday but I couldn't b/c I didn't have anyone to look after the kids so she went alone. Hence, why I had to go to her house to pick up dinner lol. We had Bleu Cheese Burgers and mashed potatoes, YUMMY!

My mom came over and picked up the older boys for an overnighter. They usually go to her house on the weekends and do odd jobs for her and she pays them, so this time she just took them overnight. I put on a movie for the 3 little boys and 2 of them fell asleep halfway through lol.

Today, Im just relaxing and doing some laundry. I think the boys are going stir crazy but I don't have a car today, DH took it to the races so I dont have much of a choice in the matter.

Side note: The Ambien is working great, Im getting lots of sleep and Im not sleep walking or driving :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not a great way to start off the day....

I promise this won't be completely negative b/c I try to always add humor to everything when I can lol.

This morning I had an early Dr's appointment. I really made an attempt to go to sleep earlier rather than later. I was off the computer by 9 pm. Went to bed when DH got home round 11. Tossed and turned for a good hour and a half, burst into tears b/c I was so tired and wanted to go to sleep but the thoughts in my head wouldn't let me. So I ended up falling asleep on the couch around 2 am. I had to be up and have the kids ready to leave by 8 am, this included me showering and getting myself dressed. My appt was at 8:45 am.

We were all ready to go by the time my mom got here, she had to go with me b/c I needed help watching the kids so I could actually talk to my Dr.

I get there coffee in hand, I call it function in a cup. Only to find out that my Dr will not be in on time b/c he had a c-section. Ok, now if my dr was an actual OB/GYN this would not piss me off but he isn't. He is a GP/Pediatrician. So the fact that I either had to reschedule or see someone else really irritated me. Mainly I guess b/c I was tired and I nearly took the nurses head off.

So I ended up seeing another Dr. It was ok.. he came off a little condescending which I didn't care for. My regular Dr is much more personable and I like him. He did give me an actual sleep aid this time b/c the anixety meds I was given to help me relax at night were not working out well. Sure they put me to sleep but I had the hardest time waking up from them.

My mom and I are in the car leaving the grocery store and I'm reading the insert in the sample of Ambien he gave me. Common Side Effects are: All medicines have side effects. Sleep medicines may cause next day drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness, and difficulty with coordination.

Ok sure, makes sense right? It's a sleep aid. Well, Dr also said it may also cause sleepwalking. Ok, I can be careful. Well, the insert also says there have been cases where it can cause sleep-driving. Yes, sleep driving, where you actually get in the car and drive in your sleep and you most likely won't remember it.

Directly below this statement it says "If you experience this issue please contact your Dr". Umm if Im not gunna remember doing it.. how am I going to report it? Okkkkk. But at least it won't cause an increased urge to gamble.

Have you all seen this commercial? I swear it cracks me up everytime I see it. It's Mirapex for Restless Leg Syndrome. Apparently it's a legitimate side effect but the way the commercial is presented it really quite humorous. The commercial not the side effect lol.

If you haven't seen it.. it goes through the normal list of common side effects of most meds and then they throw in Oh btw, you may have an increased urge to gamble. One of those things that makes go WHAT? in the middle of the commercial.

Ok so things are looking up a little. I have my meds that I need and all that. We get home and I send kids to the park with my 11 yr old. Very responsible and mature for his age almost 12 yr old. They all got brought home by a police officer, who I guess just happened to be near by, b/c apparently none of that matters b/c he isn't 13. Oooh magic number. So I guess there will be no cleaning on the agenda for today, unless the cops are going to come clean it or babysit so I can clean it. So now I feel like a crappy mom b/c I had no idea and needed some help with the kids.

Tomorrow is my 11th wedding anniversary too. Ok so I half lied about the negativity.. but there was a little funny part?!?!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Product Review: No Rash Shaving Cream

I first heard about this product from a gal who posts on the parenting site I frequent but I hadn't thought about buying it but a few of the other gals did and were raving about it so of course I just HAD to see what all the hype was about.

So I bought a small bottle on Ebay becuase it is expensive as it is a specialty item. I have pretty sensitive skin so a No Rash shaving cream was ideal for me especially in the *ehem* nether regions.

Anyway, the first time I used it it was about 2 wks ago and I have to say I have NEVER had a closer shave! Now I don't know about y'all but my leg hair grows pretty darn fast. I kid you not, I can shave and then not 5 minutes later get cold and all of a sudden it starts growing. I hear alot of "I thought you said you shaved?" from my DH. My all time favorite though was from an ex-boyfriend who said "What did you do shave in the wrong direction?" *eyeroll*

So last night, I noticed that it's been since the weekend we went to the fair since I last bothered to shave and I DIDN'T look like Sasquatch. I thouhgt, hmm I think I'll go take a nice hot bath and shave. Well, I got in the bath and noticed that my leg hair (after only 3 uses mind you) was not only growing back softer and finer but slower and I had bald spots! After I shaved and re-joined my DH who was watching Mythbusters, he could not stop touching my legs.. hell even I couldnt stop touching my legs LOL.

So what is this product you say? Well, don't be put off by the name but it's called Coochy. It is sold in adult shops, on Ebay, and apparently sold through a distributor on Amazon. Actually they are running a special on the large $20 bottle for only $15.95 which is a HUGE deal since that would probably last you a year lol. I've only had to use about a dime size amount on each leg.
Check it out HERE It comes in 3 Scents and 1 unscented: Green Tea, Pearberry, Original, and Fragrance Free. I have the Green Tea but getting the Pearberry next.
No worries.. it comes delivered in that discreet brown packaging. No large XXX on the side of the box :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Apparently, I've been tagged.

Thanks Pamela lol.

A - Attached or Single: attached
B - Best Friend: I have 4; Angie, Suzanne, Heather & Micheline.
C - Cake or Pie: Cake... anything really, as long as it is chocolate. Pie does not start with C lol.
D - Drink of Choice: Diet Coke
E - Essential Item: Laptop
F - Favorite Color: Purple
G - Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears
H - Hometown: East Bay Area, Northern California.
I – Indulgence(s): Junior Mints
J - January or July: July
K - Kids: 5
L - Life is incomplete without: Love and margaritas.. or just my Love of Margaritas lol.
M - Marriage Date: Aug. 17th, 1996
N - Number of Siblings: 2
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges
P - Phobias/Fears: Running out of gas
Q - Favorite Quote: N/A
R- Reason to smile: Unexpected Surprises
S - Season: Fall
T- Tag Three: Heather, Elaine, Micheline.
U - Unknown Fact About Me: I'm really a hick lol. I drive a big truck and like to blare country music while driving it.
V - Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: MOO!
W - Worst Habit: i hate cleaning
X - X-rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y - Your Favorite Foods: Chocolate, Popcorn, Steak and taters.
Z- Zodiac: Aquarius