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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home.

I have my hubby back, he's alive, and seem to be recuperating far faster than me.  The bastard.  I cannot, for the life of me, shake this illness that has taken control of my SOUL.  If I could stop coughing out a lung, it would be a vast improvement, and maybe then my asthma would come under check again.  Waking up twenty times a night to use my inhaler gets a little old.

While Rudy was in the hospital, all the family went out to see him, which he didn't like, because it made him sad that he "ruined" Christmas (which he DIDN'T), and that he couldn't see his babies.  He cried, which it made it damn hard for my overly-hormonal self to NOT cry.

But here are a couple of cute pictures of Rudy with the girls at the hospital.  He doesn't know I'm posting them, because he is such a punk about photos with him in them.  He always thinks he looks like crap.

Delaney smiles big for Daddy because she misses him so so much!


Both girls look super cute here, but Rudy is getting worn out.  These were taken on the 26th, when we finally decided to have our Christmas Eve.


More to come later, we're still trying to get back to usual routines, plus Rudy is a New Year's baby, so we've got to do SOMETHING for the poor boy (he wants sushi).

Thank you, everyone, for all the good thoughts and prayers, they really helped!


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry What?

I guess this is the part where I say Merry Christmas to everyone and wish everyone an awesome holiday.  Sorry if I just don't have the energy to muster that without it sounding like a lie.

This comes from a previous post, where I mentioned that my husband had come down with the flu.  Since then, things have become remarkably worse.  I spent some time in the hospital with an asthma attack, and learned that I also have an upper respiratory infection and sinus infection.  Not to mention a nasty little fever too.  Both girls have become ill to lesser extent as well.

But the biggest is that Rudy has been in the hospital since yesterday afternoon, and not because of the flu.  He has intussusception, which is where the intestine basically telescopes on itself.  If not treated quickly, he will die.  And in case you can't tell, he has not been treated yet, so I am getting very upset.  There isn't much I can do about any of it, because I am so sick I cannot even enter the same part of the hospital he is in.  So I cannot see my husband.

Merry Christmas to me, huh?

My mom and brother traveled to Phoenix to have Christmas with us and my grandparents and everything is essentially ruined.  It's sad, very sad, and yes, I am taking this moment to pity myself.  I know things COULD be worse, but they sure don't feel like they could get any worse.

My husband is sleeping alone, in pain, in a hospital.  I am sleeping alone, in my own bed, totally sick.  My girls are at Grandma's, a little sick and missing me.  It's sad.  I'm sad.  It's not a Merry Christmas.

Please pray for us, we sure could use it.



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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wanna be my BFF?

Wanna know me?  Wanna be my BFF?  Then come join the party, link up, and learn all the essentials of that which we call Karly.

Once upon a time I repeated preschool, because I was deemed "unsociable".  That was greatly over-corrected. Those who are true close friends feel comfortable enough to over-share in the same way I do.  Which is, talking about such things as our bowel movements.


I am very allergic to cats and dogs.  Very.  But I love cats to death, and have had them my entire life, so I've learned to suffer.

I have a dog, too, but I essentially greatly dislike her.  No dog compares to Peanut, and I miss Peanut.

I used to be an alcoholic, never clinically diagnosed, but considering I would start my day with 5 shots of Southern Comfort and spend the rest of the day consuming a good 'nother 15-30 shots of various kinds.  Every day... yeah, I would say I was an alcoholic.  But after nearly killing myself from alcoholic poisoning on my birthday a few years ago, and overdosing on ibuprofen (which I didn't know was possible), my liver has instilled very strict limits on my consumption, and I thank my liver for that.

On that note, I am one incredible bartender, and can create pretty much anything from nothing.  I could even make a mixture of Bacardi 151 and Wild Turkey 101 taste like juicy goodness.  Saying that makes me want to vomit.

I am notorious for starting projects.  Something catches my interest and I totally have to try it.  I am also notorious for NOT finishing said projects.  I have so much crap sitting around waiting for me, calling my name, and I just can never find the motivation to finish.  It's sad.

Every single day I miss the Air Force.  I miss everything about it, and I wish I had tried harder to stay.  It is the only thing I regret.

I have four tattoos and had nine piercings.

I hate short-type.  I will never use u, r, ur, 4evr, bff, gf, bf, and whatever the hell else is out there.  I have only two exceptions: lol and rofl.  Even in text messages, I use proper English and grammar, as best I can.  short-type makes me want to slap a ho.

The key to my heart is not being fake, and giving me chocolate.  I'm a pushover for sugar.

Anything more than that you should just go ahead and ask.  I like questions, and am never open book without them.

Link it up, yo.









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What Christmas would be complete without...

The flu.  Oh?  Not what you thought I was going to say?
Ha ha ha, it's not even what I wanted to say, but regardless, my husband has come down with the flu.  Thankfully my preggo ass got a flu shot months ago.  I can't say the same for the kids, though.  That being said, I had to call out of work as there is no way Rudy is in any kind of state to watch the kids, even if it's only for a few hours.  He's pretty much dead to the world, when he's not puking and moaning and shivering uncontrollably.

It's freaking awesome. < /sarcasm>

At least I will be able to get more done around the house, and out of the house, because I'm gonna have to keep the kiddies away from Daddy while he's contagious.

If I end up with the flu, though, I will be pissed.  So you better work, flu shot.  Or I'll kick your ass.



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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Show and Tell

I have been loving all the bokeh photos on so many of the blogs I read, that I decided I need to see if I could get it done too.  It definitely is a hard task when you don't have any true manual settings on your camera!  But I did get one pretty neat photo out of my trials, and here it is:

Show


Tell
I love my little snow globe.  It's obviously a K for Karly, ya know, cause I'm awesome.  Ha ha ha, no, I'm kidding, though it is still for my name.  I have a little snow globe for each of us, Me, Rudy, Afton and Delaney, and they each sit on a heavy silver stocking holder.  So they serve two purposes: to decorate and to differentiate!  Oh yes, I am a marvelous multi-tasker.

Check out more Show and Tell bokeh over at Paper Heart Camera!



Happy Holidays!
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Don't mind the rant

I need to rant for a minute.  I'll make it quick.
When I lived as a Holdover in my squadron, I became friends with quite a few of the MTIs.  I was a hard worker, and no one could strip and re-wax an entire dorm like me.  I was a hot commodity.

So anyway, the other day on Facebook, I happened upon an old instructor friend who I had lost contact with over the years.  We always had a great time talking, and I really enjoyed his friendship, so I was super excited when he sent me a message today.  Yay!

Well, I had some old photos from my BMT days on Facebook, and he commented on how I was the only person he ever knew who could make BCGs (military issue glasses) look good.  This was always a joke with between my friends and I, because honestly, I DID look pretty good in BCGs.  Ha ha ha.

My problems lies in the age old problem of the MTI, though.  For some reason, so many of them are just...bred to be jackasses, so being an MTI comes naturally.  They are unable to filter, and unable to leave the douchebaggery at work.  My friend was never a jackass, isn't a jackass, and would probably never be a jackass to me, but an MTI friend of his saw his comment about my glasses and proceeded to leave a rather nasty comment about it directly on my page.  What the hell, man.  I don't care if you think I'm the ugliest person known to man, but you don't have to say it right in front of me, and not even to me.  It's like talking to a 12 year old.  Ugh.

So yeah, I just wanted to say I was pissed off.

And for the record, this is the photo:


I'm the one in the middle, in case you are wondering.






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Friday, December 17, 2010

More light photos

Not to be outdone, I totally had to try making light trails myself.  It was super fun.

Me making light trails

Seriously, it was like being a kid in a candy store.  Or me in a candy store, because I can bowl those kids right over and take it all for myself, muah ha ha ha ha.







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Light photos

I am in a holiday mood. So I thought I would take a moment to torture my children for the sake of...I dunno, cuteness and memories?



I love Afton's eyes in this one, the shape of them.
Afton looking down at Christmas lights


And of course, she is ALL eyes in this one.  She was enjoying the lights.
Afton looking at the camera with Christmas lights


Delaney gave it a go, too.  She preferred to chew on the lights, though.  Being that I am using a a point-n-shoot with little talent, my photos are kind of grainy, but I still like them.
Delaney with Christmas lights


This one was fun, I played around with my settings while taking pictures and managed one with a very slow shutter speed, which created these awesome light trails while Afton was flailing about wildly.
Afton and light trails


Yay Christmastime, I love it so so much.



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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh the pain of it all.

This baby is going to come early.  And I honestly feel that it's going to be far too soon.
I knew I was going to have a lot of wonderful pains this round because it's so soon after Delaney was born, and with the c-section and all the scar tissue...man oh man some days I feel like I'm ripping in half.

But that doesn't bother me, because those pains are ones I recognize, even though they are stronger.  But the past several days I've experienced this...weird pain, I don't even know if I would exactly classify it as pain, it is that weird.  It's more like uncomfortable pressure, way down in the bottom of my pelvis.  It can make it hard for me to walk, or shift in certain positions.  I also get this feeling as though my insides are about to fall out of my crotch.  Probably not a good thing.  Dunno.

I've also been experiencing a strange pain way up high on my left side, which I have felt before but when I tried to explain to the doctor that it was different from the ligament pains, I just kind of got passed over.  It feels almost like contractions, but not quite.  Not AS intense, and lasting for far longer.  Like getting punched really hard with a metal bat.  Something like that.

Now, I am aware I should probably make a doctor actually listen to my concerns, but I'm honestly not ready to bring it up, because if it turns out to be nothing, I don't want to be looked at as the stupid chick on her third child who still doesn't know what pregnancy is like.  Screw that.  Like I don't know my own body.  If things really start to get weird though, like discharges or very definitive contractions, you can bet your booty that I'll be singing a solo with my bells ringing.

The one thing I can say, though, is that my new shoes are freaking amazing and my back hasn't felt so great since before Delaney was born.  Score one for me!







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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Today's Lesson...

When deciding what to headbutt, you should consider the following: carpet is much softer than linoleum.
That is all.



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Friday, December 10, 2010

Haaaaaaaappy Birthday Baby Girl!

On December 10, 2008, at 1927, Afton Carrolena Gomez joined the world (read that story HERE).  Today that wild child turned two, and I pray that the Lord have mercy on me, because she's got will and attitude coming out of her ears already.

We're having her party at Peter Piper Pizza on Monday with my grandparents, and it should be a lot of fun.  I do wish, however, that Afton had some little kid friends to play with and come party with, but such is life sometimes.  Hopefully that will change soon.

Dun dundundun photo montage.

Afton and I after her birth
About an hour after birth, and only for a few minutes, she spent the night in the nursery.

Afton and I a few days after birth
A few days after her birth, at the house in Pratt, MN.  Little jaundice baby.

Afton 1 week after birth
One week after birth.  My perfect angel.




And now...

Afton at two years
The little baby turned two-year old.

Afton twirling her hair
Hair twirling already?!  She doesn't have any hair yet!

Me pretending to eat Afton's foot
Yes, I am aware that I look demonic.

Oh my baby girl, how I love thee.  Happy Birthday, Afton.




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Monday, December 6, 2010

I heart faces photo challenge

Simply me.  Nothing special, yet totally extraordinary.  Me!
Me


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Make it Stop!



Look at that.  Just look at Delaney scream.  All of sudden that is ALL she does.  Screamscreamscream!  I mean, holy crap, does this kid scream.  I am guessing she has reached that crazy attachment stage where she must be constantly in my arms or the world is going to end.

I honestly have no idea, because Afton was NEVER like that.  I have no clue what to do about it, or where to even begin!  I can put her in her room to play around by herself and she'll just scream and scream, and not stop.  Even after like...40 minutes she still screams.  One would think by now that she'd have no more voice, but I swear she has a god in her voicebox that just wills the sound outward.

I am pretty much at my wits end with it, and it only just began about four days ago.  How the hell am I supposed to accomplish anything and keep my sanity with ear-piercing, soul-crushing screams going on?  Anyone have any advice for curing this monster of the screaming disease?  I would be willing to pay you in many upon many sweet delicacies!



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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I decided this week to participate in Ashley's Scavenger Hunt Sunday!  It was fun deciding on what I was going to photograph, and even though my photos are by far not the best, I like my interpretations.


1.  In My Home

Handsown birdie


This is a little bird I sewed just for fun, that has since been demolished by teething babies and playful cats.



2.  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Tiny snowmen



Snowmen!  I lovelovelove my little snowmen.  The big one is less than 1" tall.  So freaking cute.



3.  Sweet Treat

Frosted Sugar Cookies


I made some sugar cookies the other day, but by today I had gnoshed on pretty much all of them.  Except for these ones, which as you can tell by the missing frosting, my cats licked to death in the night.  No wonder they were so naughty.



4.  Time

Looking outside at dusk



I have clocks, sure, but I rarely pay attention to them.  I like to gauge time by looking outside, mostly because I just like looking outside.



5.  Everyday

Toys in a basket



This is my everyday.  Toys toys and more toys.  Always picking them up and putting them away for Afton to throw everywhere five minutes later.  Every.Single.Day.



So yay!  Now go check out everyone else's interpretations of this week's scavenger hunt.














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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mmm, food.

While I was pregnant with Afton, I became obsessed with red velvet cupcakes and chicken kiev.  Couldn't.Get.Enough.

With Delaney it was the Easy Cheeze in a can stuff.  I could have eaten an entire can every single day.

Now I think I have found my obsession for this pregnancy:

Beijing Beef Bowl from Panda Express



The beijing beef bowl at Panda Express.  Holy crap is it GOOD.  Crispy beef, sweet with a delicate touch of spice, and delicious crunchy peppers?  It is heaven in my mouth.  I looooooove my husband for making me go there to eat.


Panda Express Logo


And there are like...seven locations within a few minutes of my house, awesome!  My mouth is watering just thinking about another delicious bowl.



Delaney asleep in her crib

I wish I could just fall asleep in any position.


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Grass


When Afton was a baby she absolutely freaked out when I put her on the lawn for the first time.  It was prickly and funny colored and just not soft and squishy like blankets and carpets and Momma's fat belly.

Apparently Delaney has the same sentiment towards grass.
OK, so I really think she just wanted to be held, and was chasing me around in the grass because I wouldn't put the camera down...Nah, she just hates the grass.

I should stop torturing my kids, right?


Delaney screaming in the grass


I just can't help myself.





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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays

This is from last week, but I am posting it now!











{one} what kind of camera do you have? 

I sport a FujiFilm JV100.  It's a simple, inexpensive point-n-shoot.  It gets the job done, for now. 


{two} you just won $1000 and you have to spend it on yourself on one item. what do you buy? 

I would buy myself a sweet DSLR, you know, one that costs $1000. 



{three} if you had to choose, would you rather live with your parents in the same house forever or 5000 miles away? 

Well, I've pretty much done both, though not quite THAT many miles.  I don't know if I could choose, because there are too many variables involved.  Right now I would love to live there because I miss the snow. 



{four} is your christmas tree up yet? 

Yes!  I let Rudy convince me into getting a real tree this year, and it's super awesome.  Seven feet tall and super full.  Very purdy.



{five} do you bring reusable bags to the grocery store? 

When I freaking remember them, which is next to NEVER.  And I have like ten of them!



{six} which would be worse: listening to the same song on replay for the rest of your life or having to eat the same meal everyday for the rest of your life? 

I would have to say listening to the same song for the rest of my life.  I thrive on music, so one song just doesn't cut it, whereas I could totally eat bacon for the rest of my life, no problem! 



{seven} name 3 things you are thankful for this season. 

My family, having a roof over our heads, and my new job. 



{eight} do you dye/highlight your hair? if so, do you do it yourself or have it done at the salon? 

I do dye my hair, and 90% of the time I do it at home, but I do looooove a nice salon treat a couple times each year. 



{nine} would you rather watch a movie at home or at the theater? 

I haven't been to the theater in over two years now.  It saddens me. 



{ten} would you rather win $1000/week for life or $5 million all at once? 

That's easy, $1000 a week for life.  Then I would never run out of money.  I know I'd blow through $5 Mil like it was sand through my fingers!








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Joining the Real World, Yikes!

Tomorrow I officially join the workforce again.  Oh boy am I ever excited, and completely freaked out!  I haven't worked in forever, and although the top question of Won't you miss your kids? I can wholeheartedly say HELL NO! and not feel the least bit bad about it.  I don't have a single second of Me time, and I need some Me time.  Working will do that just fine for me.  Get me around adults who understand what I'm saying, and I understand in return.  Get me busy doing something other than wiping asses and cleaning spit-up.

I'm not doing anything major, just part-time hosting/cashier at Paradise Bakery & Cafe.  It's not big money either, but it will definitely help.

This photo servers two purposes.  One, to show you my work outfit (which is so not exciting) and two, to demonstrate how my 14 week belly looks more like a 7 month belly.  Lizame, man, lizame.

My 14 week pregnant belly



It wasn't until I put my work shirt on that I realized my stomach was so big already.  But!  I have the best shoes ever.  Ahnu Dolores II.  They are stylish and super comfy and should do wonders for my crappy, crunchy back.

Ahnu Dolores II shoes

See?  Pretty!  Plus, the straps are super stretchy, which will be PERFECT when my feet start swelling.
Wish me luck at work tomorrow!



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