Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walk Down Memory Lane

Going thru all the old pics in my PB is NOT a good idea :( it makes me happy to remember the good times with friends, but sad about what all has happened since then :/ So many friendships have faded away, been torn apart, or just ended bc of drama. grrrr...

Now dont get me wrong...there are quite a few friendship I am glad that are over. Lets just say all the "crazies" should know who they are. but others were stupid fights or stupid drama that got way out of hand.

so whats a girl to do? I guess just sit back and be thankful for the memories, and wish those who im talking about a good and happy life.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

so ticked off

United States Postal Services is now on my sh*t list. and my post man will NOT be getting his usual holiday card and tip from me.

I was tracking 2 packages on monday. 2 packes that i was VERY excited to get. monday they both showed delivered at 12:34pm. My happy butt ran out to the mail box to get my things.

guess who had an empty mail box? THIS GIRL.

i waited a few more hours, in case the post man was scan happy and scanned it before he actually delivered. still never showed up. So i filed a complain with USPS and they promised a call back.

of course i never got one, so i called them again today. They said the case had been resolved and the packages had been correctly delivered to the address on record (i check and my right address was the right address on record). And guess who STILL doesnt have her packages? THIS GIRL.

I complained more and demanded a call back from anyone up the chain. once again, i got the hold shpeal about 2 business days. yea, like i really see that happening.

i'm so freaking irritated about this. One of my packages will be replaced by the sender, bc it was purchases by Amazon. but god knows how long it will take for them to get the wheels going on my replacement and this was kind of a time sensitive thing. My 2nd package? completly lost and theres no replacing it. There goes Delilah's winter shoes, mini Ugg look alikes i bought from another mama on FB.

Great. just great.

i'm done with USPS. i will just pay extra from now on and ship thru UPS.

Friday, November 12, 2010


hmmm. im not even sure what to title this blog yet. im sure by the end, it will have a name.

Princess is watching a new disney movie and Itty bitty is rolling around on the floor, and giggling. such happy girls. Sailor Man has duty, so we are just enjoying a lazy night at home.

Earlier today, I had to run up to Winn Dixie to get a few stables. I used WIC to get the milk, eggs, and fruit. I just got put on WIC last month. I was so very much against using it unless you ABSOLUTELY need it. We did use it back in 2007,  when Princess was a baby. I was thrilled when Itty Bitty took so well to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding equals no formula which equals no WIC.

then 4 months later she had to be put on formula and my butt had to go off to WIC. which to me was...well..i dont even know what to say. I hate that we are able to take care of ourselves and bills well...but when it comes to formula... DAMN that stuff is expensive.

anyways, thats the back story. Like i was saying, I went to WD to get some stuff using my WIC checks. and got treated horribly. The cashier was very judgemental. As soon as we got to the register and she saw me pull out the checks, her entire attitude changed. she went from smiling, to scowling. She saw me dividing my stuff up and putting non WIC items at the back of the register (to buy myself). she rudely told me "you know, your WIC isnt going to pay for ketchup." I replied "Yes, Ma'am. I know that. Thats why i separated it, to pay for it myself."

and then she rolled her freaking EYES at me! and muttered "Damn, this is the 8th WIC checkout today. Where are they coming from?" in a very condescending tone. She rang up my fruit (WIC provides $10 worth of fruit or veggies a month) and told me, once again VERY rudely, "If your total goes over, you will have to pay for this yourself. WIC wont pay for everything for you". and i once again was very polite in my response "Yes Ma'am, I added the weights and prices myself, I have exactly $9.10 in fruit" (i was on the penny, oooh yea lol).

Lastly...and this is what really got me to. She said (with a fake smile on her face) "wow, the state just pays for more and more for you people these days huh?".

and with that, i told her goodbye with and equally fake smile and marched straight to the floor manager. i myself used to be a Winn Dixie employee and manager and i remember how things work around there. After I got thru reaming the manager a new one, for having an cashier on the floor who obviously had NO customer service training and demanding they be fired or retrained, I left. And let me tell i was walking out, i saw that same manager practically FLYING across the front floor, murder in his eyes, heading right for that cashier.

Serves her right.

Monday, November 8, 2010

its rediculous

(yes im sure i spelled the title wrong. i just dont feel like correcting it, thank you very much)

ok first off...i TOTALLY understand that some docs may feel people abuse the system and fake pain to get narcotics/pain meds from them. i get it. i know there are people out there that truly do that, bc they are sick mentally and have a problem with addiction.

but when you get a 22 year old wife and mother on your table, with no history or signs of drug abuse, who can barely walk a straight line from the pain, who HAS a history of cysts and KNOWS what it feels like, who is curled up in a ball on the table crying, who begs you to be more gentle when you do an exam bc of the extreme pain...dont treat her like a junkie trying to get a quick high.

and bc of you, Doctor So and So...I am still in extreme pain. worse than the pain, i feel degraded and embarrassed. you MADE me feel like I was lying about the pain, and only came in for whatever prescription you would write me. even tho i was already crying from the pain, YOU made me feel so low, so dirty, that i cried even more.

thank you for that. thank you.

stupid effing doctor.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Doodle Dypes Review

Ahhh, i finally have a minute to sit down and post this review! ive been meaning to for MONTHS!

First off...these are my absolute GO-TO diapers. I use them above else. I also own more of them than I do any other cloth diaper! my CD guru, Paige, is the one who introduced them to me. shes also the one who told me about GoodMama diapers too. Anywho, back to Doodle Dypes. I could write out a long blog about the type of material and soaker and etc. but to be honest...i would probably end up confusing you more than helping you lol.

Long description short, they are amazing. yup yup! They are a one size diaper, meaning they can fit anywhere from 8lbs to 35lbs+. (there is a smaller version of the diaper, for babies that arent quite 8lbs). Thats right. This one diaper will last and fit thru your childs entire diaper time Era. The closure on the diaper is snaps (which i prefer), hence it being able to fit for so long. Child gets a little chunky, just snap the diaper closed loser than before and BAM you've gone up a size and didnt need to buy a new diaper :) Simple as that!

IMO, the BEST part of Doodles? they have a hidden waterproof layer! Meaning you get a super cute and soft Dype and dont have to hide it with a ugly waterproof cover! SCORE! lol Plus...they are SUPER reasonably priced AND she offers a military discount!

The customer service for DD is freaking AMAZING! Sandy is the owner and she is such a sweetheart. As we were getting closer to Sailor Mans HC, i ordered a Dynky Doodle (newborn version of the bigger doodle dype). I was worried it wouldnt fit her at HC, so i shot a quick email to Sandy (my first ever correspondence with her). I explained to her that Sailor Man would be home in less than a month, Itty Bitty needed a new bigger diaper, and wanted to know when she stocked her store so i could get one. Instead of making me wait, she put everything on hold and busted out a brand new doodle dype right then and there, for Itty bitty! She also THANKED me for choosing her to make such a special diaper and said it was an honor. I cried when i read that, bc it was just so sweet!

The Dynky Doodle and full size Doodle Dype

Wearing her Doodle Dype AI2, the first time she met Daddy!

After such amazing customer service and the 2 cutest diapers i had ever seen now in my possession...I was totally hooked lol!

What REALLY got to me today and reminded me that i needed to finally post a blog like this...was a little surprise i got in the mail. Bc i referred a customer to Sandy who placed a pretty big order...Sandy sent me a free Doodle! and boy, did she pick out THE cutest fabric for it!!!!

So thats really all i can think of adding about my most fave dypes. How about some more pics? lol!

(the orange diaper isnt a Doodle, its actually a Katydid. Only pic i had of my skulls and heart Doodle, sorry!)

I have more, but these are all the pics I have on my computer right now. hmmmmm, i think that means i need to have a DD photo session soon ;)

To anyone interested in Doodle Dypes now that you have read my review, check out her FB page!
Doodle Dypes FB Page

and she stocks on her hyena cart, so make sure you start stalking it now! trust me, her diapers FLY as soon as she opens them to buying!!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

my most important relationship

so i was driving around town today and a thought hit me... i don't talk about the most important relationship in my life. sure, i go on and on and on about Sailor Man, or Princess and Itty bitty. and yes, they are my life. But there is someone i put above them. God. i may have mentioned my faith once or twice in a blog, but not the way I should have. and even now, i may not go to church as often as others do...but i talk to Him daily...if not Hourly.

For so many years, i had the type of relationship with my Savior where i would only "talk" to Him if i felt i needed to. Some of you may know what i mean, those quick little desperate prayers you say when a relative is sick, or you hit a speed bump in life, or even when you are getting pulled over by a cop and REALLY don't need a ticket. I took the fact that he was there for granted. and i have to say...He was quite patient with me. He would give me a nudge every so often, reminding me that He was there, and all i needed to do was turn to Him. And i would...for a few days or weeks. nothing too major. Then I would stray again.

Until about 2 months ago.

2 months ago, I was brought to my knees. My world stopped turning. I walked away for days, in a fog, not even knowing how to breathe. I went into auto pilot, i was so numb. My future was completely wiped out and I had no idea what to do. My soul was exposed to the very core...and damn did it hurt.

I was just existing in this fog when suddenly a quote popped into my head "When life bring you to your knees, your in the perfect position to pray" (I've blogged previously, about a similar quote and how it helped me). And i realized...i WAS on my knees...crawling around blind and unfeeling. So i did what came oh so naturally...I got down on my knees, pressed my hands together, bowed my head...and talked. I talked to the person who had been waiting around since the day I was conceived, just waiting on me to fully open my heart to him. I kneeled in that position for a long time. i unloaded all my burdens, all my hurts and upsets, every doubt, every fear. Every single fiber of myself went out in that conversation with God. When i was finished, i threw back my arms and let out a good yell. My Way, of giving it all to God.

Afterwards it was amazing. the fog was gone. I was at peace. I was comforted.

Ever since that day, my life is A LOT less stress full. I feel like I am a much better wife, and a much better mother. I needed to go through such a trying time, BC it opened my eyes. Now i am REALLY seeing...for the first time