Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Day...in Paradise

Just another day here at the Orman household. I tried very hard to get some sleep today, but just couldn't for some reason. I tried to get some rays today, but I got too board. I am very excited to take Barrett to a water park called Geyser Falls on Thursday with some very dear friends. Poor Gus will be at daycare & then to his Honey-Boo's for a bit. I think Barrett will have a blast there! I can hardly wait. When I was at Kroger today I picked up some watermelon. Mr Gus seemed to think it was pretty tasty-yummy. I cooked some spaghetti for Mr.B,then bathes & onto bed. Like I said...Just Another day in Paradise.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Finale

Thursday was my " Friday " & boy was I ready for it! I came home Friday to all of twenty minutes of sol ice, until I heard the patter of little boys just outside my door. We all got our bath & onto Lowes & Wally World we went. I was determined to finish this " Mistreatment " I feel as though I began over a year ago-Arggg! Do I do a single rod across or two shorter rods? I went with the first option, as it was the cheapest. We were home by ten o'clock & I was done by eleven. The boys were going down early for their nap at that point. My exhaustion was seeping throughout every vein in my body. I could feel a breakdown was imminent if I didn't act. Darn...I only got a little over an hour...double Arggg! So, we played a bit outside & I decided if I kept moving, it would keep me awake. I'm so smart-HA! So then onto Old Navy we went. That lasted only for a few minutes, because it seemed everyone got the memo on their $5 sale, well, we were kinda asked to leave. Not really, but Gus would not sit down in the cart & the manager came over three ( yes, three ) times asking for him to please stay seated. But, she was sweet enough to always end with " Oh, he's so cute". Sweet of her. I was so embarrassed. In my former life as a retail employee,I made such fun of mothers like myself. Payback is sweet! Derek finally came home & I was in bed by seven that night & slept until nine the next morning. Wow! Saturday was busy cleaning up the tornado that ripped through our home during this adjustment week while Derek went to Tunica to do the Q107 Pool Party at Harrahs Casino. NO! We do NOT endorse gambling, but if they pay my hubby to DJ, then so be it in my book. The boys went to bed,Derek was home late & I threw my back out somehow overnight. Who knew that sleeping fifteen hours would feel so awesome! I'm not sure, but I don't think I have slept that long since my college days. Wow! And now the new cycle starts again! It's a holiday week though this week-yeah!!! Can't wait for the pics. Anywho, I'm including the finale of my " Mistreatments " for your review,enjoyment or what have you. Happy Independent Week to all!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

He's Gone Country...Wearing Sperry Shoes...

So, our oldest is not going country, but the country is where he went for the day on Wednesday with his ' Honey-Boo '. One of mom's good friends has a farm in Mississippi & she invited the two out for the day. Well, I think it only lasted a couple of hours. Barrett likes the outdoors, but not for too long-Ha! Mom was able to capture quite a bit of some Kodak moments for me. From petting the horses, to clucking like a chicken, to washing off MO-Jo ( the pot-belly pig...at least I think that is his name ), it seems there was fun all around. Thanks Miss Kathy! I was able to spend the day with Gus while Bear was with mom. He is completely different when Bear is not around. So calm & GOOD! We went to Lowes to look at curtain rods for my 'Mistreatments ', then came home had a bit of lunch, then took a long two hour nap. It was just what I needed after being up all night then all day. It has been a bit of an adjustment to this new shift, but in the end I think my body will tolerate it better. Let's hope! When we all were home, we had some dinner, then bathes & then I put the kidos to bed early, as my body was screaming for a bit of shuteye before returning to work...again. It is odd getting up at 9pm & getting ready for work. Adjusting I tell you. I came home this morning & Derek was kind enough to take the boys to school while I caught up on some rest.
I woke up to the death of Farah Fawcett & then later the tragic death of Michael Jackson. It just saddened me. I am so thankful that I have the security in knowing in my heart that if I were to pass, my eternity would be in Heaven. I do not need 'works' to earn my way into Heaven.I don't need to be baptized just to get into Heaven.It was a gift I have already received. God gave His only son to pay the price of our sin when Jesus died on the cross. The only thing that separates us is sin. When a person comes to the reality of how much they have sinned & need repentance, to change their ways, one needs to ask for forgiveness & pray for a personal relationship with Christ. I believe in 'Once Saved,Always Saved '.God says if we believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory. How awesome is that? It is my sincere desire that if anyone who reads this blog & questioning their everlasting life that you seek Christ fully. Admit you are a sinner, realize Jesus died for you & ask Him into your heart. It is a free gift from God. Please, enjoy the gift of salvation.
" For Gos so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

These are the Days/Nights of Your Life

My work schedule has recently changed & I am totally thinking for the better. I will be working Monday through Thursday 10 pm til 6:45 am. Sounds rough, I know, but I will now have my Saturdays off with the ole family. We can now live like the Griswold's (spelling...you ALL know ) & load up the old station wagon. or HHR in our case & head out of town. For four years now Derek has been a single father when it comes to Saturdays. Taking the boys to birthday parties & whatnot & now I am here.Yeah!!!I feel bad kinda...infringing upon Derek's routine & all now. Hopefully, we will find the right chemistry to make it all coincide. I am so proud of what Derek has done on the weekends. He cleans. He mows the lawn. He cleans out the garage. He is a super dad first & foremost. His DJ business has really begun to take off & allowing me to be off on Saturdays will allow him even more freedom to book certain engagements. Cha-Ching$$$Big Daddy..." Show me the Money!" I have expressed how important it is to be at home in the evenings with the boys. I have enjoyed so very much in cooking for them, bathing them, reading to them, praying with them & kissing their sweet little faces good night. I just need to come up with a few more good dinner recipes for the guys. I am so fortunate to have this schedule. To contribute to the family & be a stay-at-home mommy. Now, I have only done two nights of this thus far & will not have childcare on Wednesdays & Fridays, so maybe I should wait til my sleep deprivation kicks in full swing to let you know how I really feel...LOL! Whatever the case, I am thankful for the Lord to allow this change. God is good! Can I get an " Amen " ? I am including a few pictures from night two with the boys. I mean, when could I cook a great meal, give Gator a bath because Mac n' Cheese was poured onto him, then give the boys a bath & call it a night? Ah, motherhood. I am finding myself with more energy ,as well, doing an eight hour shift rather than a twelve. Again, we shall see. I may delete this post if I ever get on the verge of calling it quits. NEH! Who am I kidding? I am basically off from Friday mornings through the weekend til Monday evening. Can we say mini-vacation or Pickwick around the corner? I'll say it again...God is Good!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day Style

I have such a wonderful & sincere hubby who is also the best dad to our boy's. We love you so very much & love who you are ... the best! We love you with all of our hearts!