Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy Birthday Destiny!!!! And...A New Year, A New Look :)

Dear Destiny,

Today you are 4 years old! Doesn't seem that long ago you were only 2 1/2...which is how old you were when we got to bring you home with us for good. We've been through a lot together since then. Together, we conquered the lonnnnng process of potty training, and this year when you went t
o "big girl panties" full time, you managed to go a really long time with NO accidents at all! We were so proud of you for doing so well!

Together, we've watched your little sister Meghan grow from a little tiny baby who didn't do very much besides eat, sleep and poop, into the "almost big girl" that she is to walk, talk (a bit!) and most importantly, PLAY with you! You are such a good big sister to her, and s
he's going to be learning so much from you in the days and years to come.

We've had our rough times have some difficulty catching on to things...learning and processing them in your little mind. Mommy gets frustrated too easily, and I know that doesn't help, and I'm really working on doing better! Tomorrow is the beginning of a brand new year, and that's one of the things I've promised myself I'd really try to do better, and not be so hard on you for a lot of things.

You are definitely Daddy's Girl at this point, and he loves you SO much, just as I do! He's told me that when he comes home from work, and you come running into the living room with an excited "HI DADDY!" and hugs and kisses for him, that it just melts his heart every single time. :)

Happy Birthday, sweet Destiny! We love
you more and more each day!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Christmas

<---Meghan with her Nana

Another Christmas has come and gone! This one was my 13th with MrKB, and our 2nd with the girls. Gotta admit, it's more fun now that we have them. It's also a lot more exhausting!! My house is a wreck, and I've got a lot of cleaning to do, but man...I'm so freakin' tired! I slept pretty well last night, but I still feel like I could lay down and sleep another 6 hours.

I got some pretty nice "Friends" DVD collection is now complete with Season 1. (I had seasons 2-10 already)...I got a couple of porcelain dolls, a little cash, and a Crown Royal gift set. (Shame it wasn't tequila! But MrKB likes it, so it will still get some use!) I got a few other things too, but can't think of them at the moment.

We spent Christmas Eve over at my parents' house opening gifts. The girls made out like bandits, as always! It was fun watching them open presents. Meghan is 20 months old this year, so could actually open hers by herself. It was funny, 'cuz she didn't even pay attention to what the presents actually were until she got every last bit of wrapping paper off first! LOL Too cute!

Christmas Day was spent at my Grandparents' house in Enid, where the girls got MORE presents. The adults of the family played the "Dirty Santa" game, which is how I ended up with the Crown Royal set, and MrKB ended up with $30 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. No big winners though...bummer.

All in all it was a good
Christmas, and tomorrow we go to pick up my stepdaughters to spend some time with us! :) Really looking forward to seeing them!

Now, some pictures! :)

Checking out what Santa brought...

and more presents! :)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Silly Questions

Stolen from Katie and Bekah!

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Ughhhh! I look like crap! (it's that time of month...I'm allowed dammit!)

2. How much cash do you have on you? None whatsoever.

3. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR? Poor!!

4. Favorite planet? Gonna have to say Earth, since I've never been to any others!

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Don't have a cell phone.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? Again, no cell phone..

7. What shirt are you wearing? The top to snowman jammies I got for my birthday.

8. Do you label yourself? Shy, maybe.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing: None, I'm barefoot.

10. Bright or Dark Room? It depends on a variety of things...for sleeping, dark!

11. Why is there always a missing question? Hell if I know!

12. What does your watch look like? Gold colored, Winnie-the-Pooh watch. I want a Tigger watch!

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Piddling around the internet.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say? Didn't I already say I don't have a damn cell phone??

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? Maybe 1/4 mile up the road.

16. What's a word that you say a lot? Dammit!!

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? Destiny, I think...

18. Last furry thing you touched? probably a stuffed animal, I guess.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Several doses of Ibuprofen, nothing fun! Wish I had some Midol though...

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? Hmmm...I have a pretty old roll that's been in my purse (that I never carry) forever. I have no clue what's on it.

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 25 was pretty cool.

22. Your worst enemy? No enemies here! Not many friends, either. Not counting y'all in blogland, of course!

23. What is your current desktop picture? One of me and the hubby. Awwww!

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? "Meghan, lay down and GO TO SLEEP!"

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, what would it be? A million bucks, of course! I hate flying.

26. Do you like someone? I like lots of people. :)

27. The last song you listened to? Not sure...but for some reason I have "Last Christmas" by Wham going through my head right now.

28. What time of day were you born? 9:30 a.m.

29. What's your favorite number? 69!! MWAHAHAHAAAA! I'm so bad!

30. Where did you live in 1987? Same as I do now...Oklahoma.

31. Are you jealous of anyone? Yeah, anyone that has more money than they know what to do with! It's ridiculous what people like Paris Hilton spend on some shit.

32. Is anyone jealous of you? Well, Bekah is apparently...because I am able to stay home with my kids. Trust me, sometimes I wish I worked, but DHS wants me home with them right now.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened? At home, watching the t.v. in horror.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? If there's anyone around to refund it to me, I'll get it back...but most times I'm just screwed and pissed off.

35. Do you consider yourself kind? Too kind for my own good, it seems like.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? Why would I HAVE to get one? I have one already, but do want another...a purple butterfly, but I haven't decided where yet though.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?'d be the most useful around these parts!

38. Would you move for the person you loved? I have, several times already...not out of state though.

39. Are you touchy-feely? Depends on my mood. Sometimes I just wanna be left the hell alone.

40. What's your life motto? Carpe Diem! (Seize the day)...I should carpe more often...

41. Name three things you have on you at all times: ummm...clothes (except in bed), wedding rings, and my hearing aid.

42. What's your favorite town/city? Hard to say, but I really like Santa Fe, New Mexico.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Groceries.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Well, I wrote that angry letter to my supposed best friend on paper...but I didn't end up mailing it. That was a couple months ago, I think.

45. Can you change the oil on a car? Yep! I can change a tire, too, if I have Daddy made sure I knew how to do both.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her? Actually, I talk to him on Yahoo quite often lately. He's doing alright, having a good time being a ladie's man since his divorce. He's such a player! LOL

47. How far back do you know your ancestry? Not very...I don't even know who my great-great grandparents were. Nobody's documented anything in my family as far as I know.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? Well, fancy for me would be putting on a dress...I wore a black dress to a funeral a few years ago I guess. Yeah, I don't do "fancy" that much.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now? Yes, my lower back...thanks to the evil curse of women.

50. Have you ever been burned by love? You betcha.

51. Do you have a crush on any bloggers? Hmmmm....nope, don't think so.

52. Where would you like to live? Somewhere warm and tropical! I hate the freakin' cold!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tequila Christmas Cake

Trying to keep my sense of humor lately, and came across this awhile ago. Couldn't help but giggle! We're keeping the vultures back a bit longer, and also keeping an eye out for alternate housing...either for the near future or post-adoption. I'm always, I'm hanging in there!

Tequila Christmas Cake


4 Cups of water
1 Cup of butter
1 Tsp baking soda
1 Cup of sugar
1 Tsp salt
1 Cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 Large eggs
1/2 Cup of nuts
1 Bottle of Tequila
2 Cups of dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat 1 Cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 Tsp of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup...just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs, add to the bowl, and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit up off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 Cups of salt. Or something. Check the tequila.

Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add 1 table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake pan 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Well, This Really Sucks....

We're starting to really hate the people that own these apartments we live in now. Ever since we moved in a year and a half ago, we've been paying the rent with the foster care check. The check doesn't come in until around the middle of the month. We've always had rent paid by the 20th, and every month pay a $25.00 late fee. This adds up to an extra $300 a year from us.

Well, new owners took over, and we again made sure to explain our situation and circumstances. "Shouldn't be a problem," they said, "as long as we have your rent by the 16th of every month." Okay, no biggie, right? Apparently not.

Today is the 11th. As of yesterday we still had not received our monthly check. If we don't have the rent by 6pm today, they will be filing for eviction tomorrow morning. If the check doesn't come today, we're fucked. I don't know what to fucking tell these people!! We've been over this and over this every damn month just about.

I really don't want to move yet. I like this apartment, it's nice and big and in a decent neighborhood, around the corner from the high school I graduated from. BUT....the biggest thing I'm worried about is losing the kids because of this!!!! We're so close to having the adoption final, too. These management people just don't realize the problems an eviction will probably cause us. Even if DHS doesn't just take the girls away, it will set us back god knows how long in the adoption process, because if we end up moving we'll have to go through the whole home assessment crap all over again. That's one of the biggest reasons I don't want to move....this place is already approved and all that.

I'm really scared of losing my babies! I don't know if I'd ever recover if that happens. Seriously, I think I'd lose it, big time! Anyone got an extra $600 laying around???

Friday, December 08, 2006

I'm Baaaaaack!!

YAY!! I've got my internet back!! :) Did ya miss me??

Before I forget, I just want to give my sweet blogger friend April
a big "Thank You!" for the birthday post she did on my birthday December 5th. April, honey...I tried to comment on it, but your word verification isn't showing any words to verify! It only says "visual verification" where the letters should be, so it's not letting me (and by the looks of it, nobody else!) leave comments for you. Couldn't find an email for you to let you know, so I figured you'd see it here sooner or later.

My birthday was pretty good! Can't believe I'm freakin' 35 years old now!!! Good grief... My Mom & Dad took me out to a new chinese buffet restaurant in Yukon that had ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT crab legs and peel-n-eat shrimp. You better believe I ate all I could! I was really hoping to get to go to Red Lobster, but I still got my crab legs! For a lot cheaper too...dinner buffet was $7.99.

I didn't get anything "sparkly and expensive", LOL, but that's okay...I have an anniversary in a couple of months! My Mom got me a couple of Beanie Babies, Stephen King's "Lisey's Story" in hardcover, "Cell" in paperback, Dean Koontz' "False Memory" in paperback, and a hardcover book of stories of true hauntings. MrKB got me a set of snowman jammies and the new Garth Brooks boxed set. I also got a check for $50 from my Grandparents. :) OH! And tonight, MrKB is going to watch the girls while I go out to the casino to spend the $100 he gave me! Woohoo!

Thank you to all of you here and on my MySpace that left me birthday wishes! They all put a smile on my face and made me feel so special and loved!

It's good to be back. :)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

May be Offline for a few Days...

Thought I better get a post in now before I lose my internet connection temporarily. We decided to wait until next weekend to pay the bill, so we can get some Christmas shopping done. It will probably be cut off either tonight or tomorrow night, which sucks 'cuz it means I won't be able to post or check messages on my birthday Tuesday! :( Bummer. Hopefully will have it back next Saturday.

Probably won't be doing much of anything on my birthday. My Mom will most likely take me out for dinner, but that's about it. Gonna get MrKB to buy me something when we go shopping today though! :)

Man....I drank too much tequila Friday night. I mean seriously, WAY too much. I was beyond drunk. MrKB put it the best...he said I was FUBAR. (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition) Yes, I got sick. That hasn't happened in a very long time. Usually I quit long before getting to that point, but nooooo, not that night! Not only did I get sick, but I hurt myself too. Apparently, I fell down several time it seems I fell into the doorframe of our closet in the bedroom and knocked myself out. Either that, or I passed out and fell and hit the doorframe. I have a big ol' knot right behind my ear and my ear itself is very tender to the touch. PLUS, just about the whole right side of my back and my neck is sore as hell. I hurt so bad yesterday that I almost went to the E.R. to get checked out and make sure I didn't break some ribs or something, and to get some pain pills...4 ibuprofens at a time wasn't doing it. I'm still pretty damn sore today, but it's not as bad. I've never actually hurt myself while being drunk before, this is a first. Ain't gonna be drinking like THAT again, for sure! Lesson learned! It's a wonder I wasn't hurt a lot worse. Funny thing was...I didn't have a headache! I never do.'s YOUR weekend going??

Friday, December 01, 2006


Oh, yes...when it finally stopped snowing yesterday, Oklahoma City ended up with a total of 7 inches of snow. That hasn't happened in YEARS. It was still very bitterly cold this morning when MrKB would've been getting ready to go to work. Temps were around 18 degrees, with wind chill of about 9 degrees. He was so glad when work called him and told him not to come in due to businesses cancelling their deliveries! He looked as excited as all the kids who had two snow days in a row must have been! LOL Unfortunately he still had to get out in this crappy weather, since today is payday! Really need to get some groceries, but I think tonight we might just order pizza or something. As long as he swings by the liquor store and picks up some tequila for me, I'll be happy! :)

I think I'm pretty much done with the template now. I just don't know how to go about fixing the titles! Oh well, like I said before, it's only a temporary look anyway. I did expand the pixels some more on the borders, and it at least brings things in from the left some. I thought it looked to squished over there.

Anyway, not a lot going on today...the kids and I are spending the day in our jammies, and I'm doing a whole lotta nothin'! :)