Thrilling Thursday in the ghetto

Its been awhile since I blogged last and figured now is a good a time as any to fill u all in. So here we go with yesterdays excitement.

Yesterday started off normal, I thought about taking the kids to story time at the library but then remembered that trin still has a fever so we just stayed home. Normal nothingness for the rest of the day. Daniel gets home and the kids go down for a nap.

All Normal until I notice shadow had been barking for a longer then normal amount of time so I got up to go check. I see a group of high school kids sitting on the wall by my house. I watch them through the window cause I know the people in my neighborhood suck butt. I hear 1 kid say “yea look there’s a brick over there” he hoops the wall into the parking lot beside my house so I go over and swing that door up “to shush my dog” which scares the crap out of the boy and his friend heading over to grab a “weapon”. Needless to say they didn’t get the brick and I stood in the door way starring at them for a bit then came inside.

Called 911 after that to let them know a group of 20 minors and at least 2 adults were sanding outside my house who look like they are up to no good. Yes I’m a paranoid old person but with obvious good reason. I went and woke daniel up letting him know what was going on and I had just called the cops. Asked if could get up while we wait for them to show up. 1st 911 call at a little after 3pm.

I went out front “to check the mail” really I wanted to see what they were up to from a different angle. Then I wrote my mom and told her that daniel could go get her from work after the kids left or the cops showed up. A few more kids showed up and hung out for a while. Then at about 4pm 3 cars full of people showed up. I noticed the group get agitated so I called 911 while moving to the front yard. Its Kinda easy to “blend in” when they are all in fight mode cause they kinda get tunnel vision. So I’m standing in my drive way telling dispatch the situation has now changed cause 3 cars just pulled up with people that have bats and a machete. Once the machete dude lunges at a guy who goes and stands behind daniel on the porch while I start yelling. Don’t quote me I don’t remember exactly what was said  I just know it had some profanity in it and it startled them all enough to stop for a moment. They “regrouped” and started again. This happens a few more times. The 911 operator asks “ma’am who are you yelling at” to which I replied “the ‘effing’ kids trying to stab people in my front yard!” Bla Bla Bla I yell at a few more kids when 1 says “why don’t you call the cops then!!!!” So I waved my phone at him and said “who the ‘eff’ do you think I’m talking to!!!” Thats when they all try and reassure me that nothings going on and that everything and everyone is OK.

They hop in their cars and drive off. I let dispatch know the vehicles that are being driven and in what direction they are headed. The kid that almost got stabbed along with his group of friends went just 3 doors down from us. Yay for living so close to such awesome people!

While I was yelling I noticed a small trickle of fluids running down my leg. ***warning TMI approaching*** probably wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t in a dress without underwear on. Sorry you were warned. I remember thinking (while yelling) ‘holy cow did I just pee a little while yelling… (which I was doing at the top of my lungs and if you know me at all you know that is pretty freaking loud) ‘or did my water just break?’ After everyone left and I finally got off the phone with 911 daniel and I stayed outside waiting for the cops (which never showed) and watching to see what else happens. While standing outside I start getting some pretty awesome contractions so I go inside to go pee cause I feel pressure, but don’t actually pee. Check what liquid is on my leg no oder so I think “maybe that was my water”. I go tell daniel what’s going on then run a bath, call my mom to let her know a. What just happened outside the house b. I think my water broke and c. We will come get her in a sec. I call my obs office to see what they want me to do and the conversation goes something like this “so funny question there was a near stabbing in my front yard and I think my water may have broke while I was yelling at them…” she butts in “you need to go to the hospital” oh alright. All i wanted to do was soak in the tub. So now I have to sit in the tub while my brother gets home to pick up my kids and go get my mom from work. I then txt some family and let them know what’s going on. All the while the contractions have let up enough I don’t feel like I’m being ripped in half but still close and uncomfortable. My brother shows up; daniel and I leave for the hospital.  while parking the RPD calls me to ask if im still in the area. I informed her that no i was not cause i think my water broke and im having contractions. I let them know once again that a group of the people involved are just 3 doors down from where I live. She asks if I was hurt I told her no then she wanted to know if I was already at the hospital. like she’s gonna send out an ambulance or something. Ha no thanks I see how fast you guys responded to my 1st 2 calls I’ll handle this one on my own just like I did the other 2.

I get there and have NO CLUE where I’m to go. I’ve only been to Parkview a handful of times and that was when my sister was pregnant 7 yrs ago!!! Good place to start is the ER. they send me to admitting where I wait about 20-30 mins to get that handled. Lame!!! Do you know how hard it is to fill out paperwork and answer question while in pain. Grrr. By the time they get a bed cleaned and me all hooked up I’m now only having mild contractions and slight pressure. she swabs for fluids; did you know amniotic fluid makes a fern leaf pattern when it dries on a microscope slide. I love odd info. Anywho after that dries we know it wasn’t my water that broke just my fat broke body unable to “contain” it self under “pressure”. Lol gotta love being pregnant. Had to wait to get a second opinion on the fluids and then wait for a doc to check my out. By the time that happened @ 9ish I was only having braxton hicks type contractions and pretty much no more pressure so I told him I feel fine I’m ready to go home. (Oh p.s. there was a nurse shift change while I was there and when she came in to introduce herself and see how I was going I started to tell her “well you see what happened was…” she said “oh I heard all about the excitement”. Lol so did the doc, maybe they over heard me telling my dad when he showed up. I let them know I had a Ob appointment scheduled for Friday which they thought was great so home I went after stopping to get Carl’s Jr cause I was STARVING!!!!

so I hope you enjoyed the exciting tales of the ghetto S.A.H.M. Love you all and thanks for all your prayers and concerns.

well that went by fast

dang i can not believe how fast these last couple years have gone. My babies aren’t babies anymore. I have 2 children in school this year and my youngest is about to turn 3. THREE!!! can you believe it. I know random people blogging is on the way out and I don’t have anything awesome to contribute to the internet world but reading through some of my old blogs (on a quest to find a blog post I might have transferred from myspace. old school I know) and I realized blogging was very cathartic for me. soooo I’m taking it back up. Here I go.

1.I’d like to start with some pretty awesome news. Daniel started his 1st day at moldings plus today. Hes been out of work for 6 months so this is very much an answer to many prayers. Thank you all who have prayed with us through this.

2. The kids are going to a charter school and I love it very very much. But with some things that have been going on with Trin in her person life and health we made the decision to make the switch out of their Mosaic program which was 3/5 regular school and 2/5 independent studies where I taught her the content and at the pace they set up and go into full blown homeschool. I am so lucky to have an AMAZING ES Michelle Sullivan and a great friend Erin Meissner to help hold my hand through this transition. We are starting our third week and I have made it thru the 1st of many nervous breakdowns and am feeling on top of the world.🙂 The kids go in to the learning center 1 day a week for enrichment classes and they love it. Trin was sick on the 1st day of that but they both are loving it.

3. We are coming on up birthday season for the kids and I can not believe it. Trin will be 8 in Dec. Micah will be 6 in just a few weeks and the baby will be 3 in Jan. I said a while back “maybe we should stop calling him ‘baby'” then I realized what that meant and quickly said “no once we do that we will end up with anther baby” lol  which if anyone cares is not on our to-do list but if God so chooses to bring us another one we will be happy. Scared out of our minds just like we have been the last 3 times but happy none the less.

4. Daniel and I are about to celebrate 9 years of marriage. Doesnt seem that long and yet it feels way longer sometimes. Ive known Daniel since I was 4. Thats a crazy long time to know someone. lol so we’ve known each other now for 28 years. Been together for 12 years and married for almost 9.

5. Trin will be seeing a pediatric GI specialist in about 1.5 months. this is both just a routine check up that should be happening since her surgery when she was a baby and to get some answers to some tummy and bowel troubles she’s been having. Praying for answers and relieve. Her appointment is on Oct 21st.

6. I don’t know what else to say other then we have been weathering some pretty constant storms and can finally see a little break in the waves. I really really enjoyed one of the verses Pastor Matt talked about on Sunday. 2 Samuel 22:5-7,17 “The waves of death overwhelmed me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I cried to my God for help. H heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears…He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.

thats all for now.🙂



The kids had a blast at their 1st day of preschool walked in like a champ took off without a goodbye. Had to hunt them down to give them a kiss goodbye.
Went to pick them up and when I finally got micahs attention and told him we had to go now he said “aw man!!!” But when I told him ge can come back tomorrow he was OK with that.🙂
I asked trin what she learned today and she told me “I learned the letter l is for lion and the letter c is for turtle” trin I don’t think that’s right. “No I promise” lol she tells me “the letter c was next to the turtle.” But trin that doesn’t mean turtle starts with c. She’s thinking “hmm…CA CA cake…cake… hmm” She’s also very excited cause she was “the only good listener…well and the other kids but not all of them” she also got to be @ the front if the line “the teacher told everyone to line up behind me!!!”
The teacher said they both did GREAT for their 1st day. I’m so glad they are enjoying themselves.

P.S. we found out last night trin has a loose tooth. Micah is almost more excited about it then trin. He’s yelling “the tooth fairy’s coming!!!! She’s gonna bring sissy a present!!!! I have a loose tooth too!!” He doesn’t like the idea that he has at least 2 more yrs till he gets a loose tooth. Lol


I carried you in my womb for nine months… felt sick for months with nausea, then watched my feet swell (and even disappear), my skin stretch and tear; i struggled to climb stairs, and got breathless quick; i suffered many sleepless nights. Then went through pain to bring you into this world.
Then, I became your nurse, your chef, your maid, your chauffeur, your biggest fan, your teacher, your helper, your prayer warrior, and your BEST FRIEND. I struggled for you, cried over you, hoped the best for you, and PRAYED for you.
*stolen and slightly modified.

I think I need to frame this and hang it in my kids room as not only a reminder to them but also a reminder to myself of what the 2nd half reminds me to be.

the count down begins

See I turned 29 today and this being the last year in my 20’s so there are a few things I’ve been thinkin I should have completed before I hit the big three oh.

Here they are

  • get a savings going again
  • lost this extra 20 lbs of baby weight to hit my pre pregnancy weight and maybe throw in an extra 10.
  • start up a company. (cant tell you what it is cause its a secret…for now anyways but we have a name picked out already)
  • be more patient with my kids and daniel
  • see how long I can grow my hair. This should be interesting
  • start exercising at least 3 times a week.
  • get back into the 4 hour body
  • get my nubbin looked out
  • start blogging more. not that anyone needs me too but its a good tool for remembering whats happened.

simple enough right? we’ll see.


Do you watch a movie or read a story where at the end the bad guy loses or dies and you let out a hoorah?! Our hearts long for justice and so does Gods. I know God does not delight in anyone spending eternity separated from Him but He knows all and knows at the moment when he/she chooses to deny Him. That is his spiritual death not his physical death. Gods heart broke the day Osama chose to turn his heart from God and towards evil long before he passed away. Do we get excited at the end of Revelations when Satan is cast into hell? He is one of Gods creations who turned his heart from God? I have an odd feeling that all the people quoting Proverbs 27:14 gets excited at the end of the movie when the bad guy dies too. Maybe not  maybe I’m just a heartless human?! idk

weight loss

so i’ve had a few people ask me about this “4 hour body” thing daniel and i have been doing. (also my sister michelle and her hubby jeff. they got us started)

so here i go with my cliff notes version of the 4 hour body diet.

getting started

  • start on sunday or monday so you have a full week before your cheat day
  • measure both arms mid bicep, waist at navel hips widest point below navel and both thighs
  • weigh yourself
  • get an accurate body fat percentage
  1. eat 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. we accomplish that by drinking some “protein 7” protein mix in either h2o or a cup of coffee. we get it at the nutrishop down the street. we add some cinnamon to it to help keep our blood sugar level. you should eat some beans and veggie at this point too but i dont have time in the morning so its just the drink then i’m off.
  2. drink ice water. and lots of it. in fact he advocates ice baths 3-4 times a week. the body burns more calories trying to warm back up then if you stayed at the pleasant 98.6 degrees we all are all day. but if you cant do the ice baths he says start small with ice packs on your chest and upper back 30 mins a day and then cold showers then ice baths. he only takes 10-15 min ice baths i think.
  3. eat about 3-4 times a day. heres where the most questions come in. the dos and donts. do eat protein, beans, and veggies at every meal. dont eat any carbs (other then the beans) all you have to do is ask yourself is this carb a bean/legume? if the answer is no then DONT EAT IT! NO dairy. soy milk is included (soy bean are ok to eat) NO fruits, sweeteners real or artificial. but he says he enjoys about 16 oz of diet coke once a day or so and it doesnt affect anything. so no rice, bread, potatoes or yams, tortillas, chips or anything else you can think of. In the fruit exceptions category tomatoes are ok.
  4. condiments. avocados are good and oil and vinegar are great. you can use some butter on veggies and stuff. you can use “lite salt” and lots of other dry seasonings as long as the sodium is low. katchup is not ok cause of the sugar content. unless you make it yourself dont eat it. but i use ranch or fatty dressings on my salads and that seems to be ok.
  5. test it out. be your own test dummy. bend the rules if it works for you.
  6. red wine. not a must but a can do 1 glass a night if you so wish of a Merlot or something like that. something thats low in sugar.

food list


eggs, chicken breast or thighs, beef (preferably grass feed), fish, & pork


lentils (aka dal or daal), black beans, pinto beans, red beans, soybeans


spinach, mixed veggies including broccoli cauliflower, or any other cruciferous veggie, sauergraut, kimchee, asparagus, peas and breen beans

somebody also did very well doing the chipotle diet. burrito stuff in a bowl. he even did sour cream and cheese. experiment.


  • not eating enough protein upon waking.
  • not drinking enough water
  • not eating enough protein throughout the day
  • skipping the beans. they are a slow burning carb and help maintain the full feeling between meals.
  • counting calories. dont do it. just eat till you’re full. no worries
  • only looking at the scale for results. this diet helps build lean muscle super easy so you will be losing inches like crazy but not so much in the lbs department. women who’ve had two or more kids and/or are over 40 will have slow results wait 4-6 weeks and it’ll pick up.

cheat day

once a week (normally sat) go completely nuts eat your heart out. all the nos now become yes’s. with a few rules

  • grapefruit juice take a shot glass size amount of it before you go nuts. then do some air squats, wall presses (standing up push ups against a wall) or get some resistance bands with in the hour of pigging out. the juice helps open up some special things in your muscles and helps burn things off faster when added with a little exercise.
  • drink caffeine. it helps move the food along so it doesnt spend much time getting soaked up into the body thus turning it into fat.
  • dont forget your cold therapy.
  • i think he says add cinnamon too but im not sure. hey what could it hurt though level blood sugar is great.

all that being said i think thats it for the diet part of it.

now for some of my results. now Im not as brave as some people out there and you will never catch me posting my weight on anything that others can see. I’d just die if that every came out. I don’t even let daniel take my measurements cause I don’t want him to have an actual number in his head of how fat his wife is. anyways. we had been farting around half heatedly with this diet for a week or so before we started doing it right. we did that for a week then took our measurements. NERDS I KNOW. so we finally did that on feb 15th. (great day to do that right after pig out vday. hehe) then i measured myself again on the 15th only change was an inch off my thighs. and about 8 lbs. then i measured again today and lost .5″ off my left arm, 1″ off my waist 1″ off my hips, and another 1″ off both thighs 3″ off my chest (sad times) and 2″ off my ribcage! grand total: 9.5″ YIKES!!!!!! ive been pushing the boundary’s too much and haven’t been losing but i havent been gaining so I’m ok with that.🙂

his book is in laymens terms but has sections of all the nitty gritty science details of why this works. he’s tested on himself and a few hundred others with just as many awesome results if not better. i strongly suggest getting the book. we have it for the kindle on our android phones and our ipods. i wanna say it was like $10. or get the hard back for like $30.

I’ve also “liked” 4 hour body recipes on facebook and I follow tim ferriss on twitter and i “liked” him on facebook.