Leesa’s Life

Archive for August 2008

My husband is a wonderful man.  He’s my best friend and an awesome father to the kids.  He is funny, loving, caring, has a great sense of humor,  is tall, sexy, I could go on and on.  There is, however, one thing that my husband is not and that is a good housekeeper.  Ever since we got married, cleaning has been a source of tension between us. Now some of you might say that it’s the wife’s job to keep the house clean, the dishes done, the floors swept and the laundry clean.  And to you, I say, phhhhtttttt.  If I didn’t work or have kids then maybe, but I feel that if I’m working just as many hours as the hubby then we should share the housework.  Right? 

Well, hubs didn’t grow up that way.  His mom did everything for him and he never learned how to take care of himself.  So, instead of hanging the wet towel on the towel bar after a shower, he dumps it on the floor.  Instead of putting dirty clothes in the hamper, they end up on the floor beside it.  Dirty dishes in the sink?  Why that is unheard of.  Leave them wherever you are when you finish eating or drinking.  I am constantly asking him to put things in the sink, pick up his clothes or towels, put trash in the trash can, etc.

So imagine my surprise when I came home tonight to a spotless house.  Yes, spotless.  I thought for a minute that I’d walked into the wrong house.  When I realized that it was indeed my home, my next thought was that my kids must either a) really want something big, or b) done something majorly wrong, but after quizzing them both I found out it was neither.  If it wasn’t them then who did this, I asked.  “Dad”, they replied.

Now I knew something was up.  Like I said earlier, my husband does not clean.  I don’t think he even knows how.  It had to be alien abduction or a spirit possessing him that made him do this out of the ordinary thing.  Well, I found him and I asked him and you know what his answer was. 

“I JUST FELT LIKE IT”

Yeah, it’s definitely a possession.  I’m going to go find a priest now to perform an exorcism.  Unless anyone out there would like to rent him for a while to do some cleaning for them.  I’m willing to rent him out CHEAP 🙂

This is one that I had done awhile back then saved it in one of my folders. It never got posted so doing so today. I have no idea where it came from so can’t give anyone credit. Sorry.

FOOD MEME

1. How do you like your eggs? Either over hard or scrambled w/ cheese

2. How do you take your coffee/tea? Coffee: I don’t drink coffee, per se, but I do like the White Mocha espresso from Starbucks. Tea: sweetened with nutri-sweet or whatever is available. Usually drink it iced, but like it hot on occasion.

3. Favorite breakfast food: cinnamon french toast with a side of sausage, if I go to this local restaurant that we have close by. Otherwise I usually don’t eat breakfast.

4. Peanut butter: Smooth.

5. What kind of dressing on your salad? Ranch for the most part, but I have found out that I like caeser dressing too.

6. Coke or Pepsi? I’d rather have root beer

7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make for dinner? Tuna salad or a turkey sandwich.

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? meat lovers hand tossed crust from Pizza Hut.

9. You feel like cooking. What do you make? Ha! That’s funny. Me, cook? If I did like to cook though it would probably be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, mac & cheese, chocolate pie for dessert.

10. Do any foods bring back good memories? My grandma’s rolls. They were the one thing that I loved to watch her make so they always bring back fond memories. Read the rest of this entry »

Today I’m getting all my hair chopped off. I have been kicking the idea around for some time now. My hair is of the type that once it gets to a certain length, it starts to look really stringy and scraggly. It takes awhile to get there, but it has hit that point. I didn’t realize until a couple of weeks ago that I had stopped wearing my hair down. In the summer months, you will usually find me sporting a ponytail especially if it is hot and humid. But I would still wear my hair down on certain occasions, like a nice family dinner or a movie, usually it had to be somewhere with really good air conditioning. Anyway, back to my point. My daughter was watching me get ready one night to go out for dinner and she commented that I needed to wear my hair down because she was tired of seeing me in a ponytail. That’s when it hit me that I’d been donning said pony everywhere for the past month, at least. Good eye, daughter. Good eye.

So, the search for a new style began that evening. I searched all over the internet for styles that I thought would work well with my hair type (fine) and face shape (fat…I mean, oval or so I’ve been told 🙂 ) I had it narrowed down to two different styles so sent both pictures via email to 3 of my most trusted girl friends. They all picked the shorter, more chic version. And so, today I will be heading to the salon and getting my now “past my shoulder” length hair chopped off and will come home sporting a new, above shoulder length style. I’m also getting it colored, hopefully the same as the picture I found. I LOVE the color!!! I will post before and after pictures later (as long as it turns out). Wish me luck.

Okie Doke! I’m back. And as promised here are my before and after pictures. The longer version is obviously my before picture and the shorter, sassy version is my after. What do you think?

My nephew is autistic. He was diagnosed at age 2 1/2 with PDD-nos (pervasive development disorder). He is now 9 years old. He is a little angel and the sweetest child you will ever meet. He likes to watch movies, wrestle with his daddy, play with his momma and visit his grandparents homes. He will be starting the 4th grade this year and is doing really well at school.

I never knew what autism was until he was diagnosed. I had never known anyone with autism or any familys that were affected by it. That all changed though. Now I do a lot of reading up on autism, looking for answers to many of the questions I have about the disorder. I try to support any autism cause as much as possible and hope and pray that they will soon find the cause and a cure for it.

That is why I’m writing this post. My brother and sister inlaw are walking in this years Walk Now For Autism and are trying to raise money for research. For those of you who don’t know what this is, here is a small snippet from their website:

Walk Now for Autism, the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks’ signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.

If you are interested in making a donation, here is a link to the page my brother made up for my nephew’s team. Trey and Logan’s Walkers Team

I thought it would be nice to put it out there to maybe help them raise a little bit more money then they would by themselves. Thanks ahead of time!

I’m going to try something new here. Mondays are very hard for me. It’s the first day back to work, it’s usually pretty busy and hectic and my brain just can’t be creative. So, I thought that a Monday MeMe might work. I will try it this week and see how it goes over. Let me know what you think.

This is a meme that I found on Tense Teacher’s blog. Thought it was very interesting. Here goes:

How many people live in your house? 4

Do you like your siblings? Most of the time

What color are your nails? natural. I don’t paint my nails.

Where is your favorite place on Earth? Probably anywhere that my friends and loved ones are.

Ever punch someone in the face? Punch someone, no. I have slapped a face or two though.

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My peaceful evening was very nice.  I wasn’t able to get together with my friends…too short of notice for most of them….but I didn’t let that stop me from enjoying myself.  I decided to go shopping and hit up Kohl’s and TJ Maxx.  I didn’t find anything that I really wanted, but it was nice to go into a store and not be hit up every couple of seconds for a new outfit by my teenage daughter. 

Next on my list was dinner and I was in the mood for Italian.  That craving was satisfied by a stop at Fazolis.  I got the baked chicken and broccoli penne which came with some of their fabulous breadsticks.  I decided to try one of their new (new to me anyway) lemon ices.  I chose the pomegranate flavor and let me just say….WOW!  It was awesome.  I even let the girl talk me into getting some dessert and I chose the chocolate overload torte.  Yum.  It was all just fabulous and I was pleasantly stuffed when I finished. 

 

After a nice meal, I decided to just chill out and watch some movies on tv.  Daddy Day Camp was my first movie of choice and then I watched Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.  They were both pretty good.  I ended up going to bed afterwards and finishing the night by watching What Not To Wear and drifting off into a really nice sleep afterwards.  All in all, it was a very nice evening.

I am so looking forward to this evening. I get to spend it all. by. myself. Yep, alone, single, no kids, no hubby, nobody. Just me. I get to do what I want to do, go where I want to go. Why? Because my hubby is taking my daughter and a friend of hers to a concert in Chicago and my son is going along for the ride and to keep his dad company while the girls are at the concert.

Anywho, that means I get some peace and quiet. I am so ready for it. That is common this time of year. I’ve had the kids all summer and I’m ready for a break. Granted, the kids are older now and not as time consuming as when they were younger, but still. It will be nice to watch what I want on tv tonight and eat what I want for dinner. Who knows, I might just have to give some of my girlie friends a holler and have them come over and keep me company. There won’t be any peace and quiet, but I think I can handle that 🙂 Ooh, actually that sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m grabbing the phone right now! Later!