Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Qatar is fine...just undefined strange cells

The doctor called saying everything was well, except that the mole showed undefined cells, not cancer just undefined.  We are to watch it for regrowth, otherwise the margins were clear of all the undefined cells so he is good and only a small scar to show the 'bullet hole' off.  He is on medication for his acne and looking forward to his next appointment.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Qatar and the bullet scar

Qatar went to the dermatologist for an acne appointment and while she was looking at this back and chest she found a mole she didn't like.  She kept coming back to it and thinking about removing it now or later and decided on now.  Qatar was a bit freaked out and shook a bit....but he did
fine and now has a bullet wound scar on his tummy....well once it heals that is.  We
are waiting to hear about the mole and expect it to be nothing.
The doctors really freak out when you say yes to the 'Skin Cancer in the Family' question especially if it is his Dad, Grandfather and Aunt.  The tri-fecta  of skin cancer maybe?

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I planned on cutting my working days to 10 a month...I worked more so far in January to make up for the time I would be gone to Eagle Bluff in February...well yesterday I was asked to assist a new teacher for a few weeks until her license come through for MN. She is from Texas and starts the 30th. Well there goes my cutting back. I did tell them I already committed to Eagle Bluff for three of the days so I won't qualify for the long term sub pay(190 a day instead of 108 a day..you have to work 10 days in a row and than they go back to day 4 paying you long term pay for the remainder.), oh well I would hate to miss Eagle Bluff with Ezekiel so that is a small price to pay.  Maybe after its over I will take the rest of the month off.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I want someone to make me one of these.

Go here and think about making me one...thanks No time for fun...I'm working 4 days a week and running errands the other day.  Thanksscarf made from t-shirt

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Random shots

Favorite Legos

Can't get comfortable

Basketball Zeke kept walking away from the camera.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cenneidigh's new coat

I made her give one up to get one.  So cute!!  9.98 at Target.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Spray Paint disaster

Qatar threw down a can of spray paint and it exploded, he was smart enough to get it to the garbage and then outside.  It took him awhile to get it off of everything.  He had quite a bit clean before I found the camera.  He will be more careful next time around.

The dishwasher with the paint, more on the counters and the sink, and the duct tape a favorite around here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Zeke the chef

cooking his famous blackened salmon.  It was tasty, especially the second time around.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Christmas at the Peters

Taser in pink.

He got what he wanted now he is never far from that phone. 
He got what he wanted.
Baton to hurt those criminal...I mean innocents until proven guilty.

Sardines from Dad...he will not eat Beef but these sure?
We all had a great Christmas and it was fun to have Paige visit.  We all look crazy and tried from all the fried food the night before.  I forgot to take pictures of all that brown goodness.  The house and all of us smelled deep fried for weeks.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Funny stuff skip the ad

The dog hopped the fence and got stuck.  The owner of the house called the police.  He cut him out and the dog took off.  He wanted to find him and make sure he was ok and get him back where he belonged.  He looked and looked and then found him....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blog Hop going on at Book Him Danno over 190 blogs participating

Every blog hop I enter many of the ones that look interesting and I always win at least one.  I won a 15 dollar GC to Amazon last week.  You should give it a try.   http://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-hop-january-13th-18th-three-books.html  you don't have to enter mine, but you can go down the post and find the other blogs.  Thanks lisa

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Books 3-11 read in 2012

Love MeThe Why CafeHuman NaturesEveEverblossom: A Short Story and Poetry AnthologyStay Awake: StoriesThe Perfect Husband (Quincy & Rainie, #1)Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life TogetherThe Road Trip

I'm reading and reading to keep up with the blog and all the review requests coming in everyday.  I enjoyed a few of these more than others.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Enjoy the time.......I hate this......

When you are in the midst of things it is hard to enjoy them.  You are busy living the experience and only after do you really appreciate what you did.  Think about college...I had a great time...the time of my life when I look back at it....and yet would I want to go back to eating Ramen and pbj's on a regular basis?  Staying up all night cramming for a test?  Having roommates that don't care about my privacy or my clothes?  Well I wouldn't and yet I always look back fondly at that time.

I think that is what older mothers are talking about when they see you in a shop and tell a young mom to enjoy every moment because it will be over so soon.   Well for some of us not soon enough.  I look back at my baby years and I loved them, the coos and the right after a bath cuddles, nursing at 3 AM in a quiet still house.  I loved all those moments looking back, but when I really think about it ....I never would ever do it again....there is not enough money in the world for me to go back to those insane days of sleep deprivation and eating only cold food. No way......So please stop telling me to enjoy it...it is such a short time...thank heaven for that.   Any longer and any mother would take her own life.

Looking back at what we have done colors those events in a more pleasant color and tone....we forget the unpleasant aspects of what we did awhile ago.  Think about how when something happens that seems like a tragedy, that in a few years it becomes funny to remember..'tragedy plus time equals comedy'.  

This summer David and the boys went to climb Mt Timp and I was cheering them on saying how much fun I had when I climbed and everyone should do it at least once.  Well the truth is...when I really look back....that I fell five feet on to a ledge and my knee swelled up like a soft-ball, the glacier made it possible for me to get down because it iced all of my bruises and made it possible to walk back down.  Once down my body swelled and I could hardly move for a week...not to mention my sunburned nose that peeled a week later.  It was a good experience looking back...but at the time it was anything but.

I believe that is what makes life possible to live...if we remembered all the bad times we would never do anything....including having that second child.  Just my thoughts.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The book and the movie The Help told readers that if you are 
cutting onions hold a match stick in your teeth and you 
won't cry.  I have now tried it three times and it has worked every time.
No more tears while chopping onions.  Yeah!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

First World Problems

Today we were making chicken noodle soup and only had spaghetti noodles. 
David asked about the egg noodles on the top shelf...
well I said 'OK, but I wasn't planning on eating those."
David, 'Why not?'
Me, 'I only bought them because I liked the packaging.'
Yes I don't only buy food to eat, I buy it for the packaging also.
Like this package, but in blue.  Really cute, but it is in the garbage now and they tasted pretty good.
Who knew you could have good flavor and cute packaging.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gunnar is back to school

We dropped Gunnar off yesterday at the MSP airport, he is back to Provo and happy to be.  I find living without a schedule for too long difficult so I'm sure he's happy to be back to school.  Randy thanks for picking him up and dropping him off...I'm glad he is getting the hang of the bus and the light rail that will help on his mission.   He can do it, don't let him talk you into driving him further than necessary, I don't know about your kids...but mine are as lazy as I let them be.

We had a good visit and this summer will be fun....but with lots more rules.  JT went with us to pick him up and drop him off, he finishes school earlier than the rest and so he gets to go along.  I will hopefully post photos from Christmas soon. (He is wearing his new suit, its a bit big they didn't have his size. Long story)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new page we added

Great Deal Sites We Love!!!! Free - what do you have to lose?

Groupon  We love this site for coupon and great travel and food deals.  We even have three cities coming in right now since we are planning a vacation and want some fun places to eat on the cheap and to play on the cheap.  Check it out.....I love it!

Moolala another great coupon site I use.  I have ordered several 16x20 canvas art prints for my home for under $40 and they are look incredible.  I can not say enough about this site.  Check it out...its free to join and only costs money if you choose to buy.  Great deals....I check this place everyday.

LivingSocial A site where I purchased a gift card to Amazon for half off...no strings...just half off...waiting for another one like that.  Join its free and who knows what great deals you can find there.  Want to go Dog Sledding?  You can and its cheaper on this site.

SaveMore another great deal site...at the time of this writing they are selling 10 dollar GC for 5 to Burger King and 25 dollar GC to Cabela's for 15.  Check it out.

I will add more sites when I find them...these three are fabulous and we have lots of experiences to prove it.  Fun arcade experiences in Utah, delicious meals in Minneapolis, amazing tours in Atlanta.  Sign-up you have nothing to lose and only adventure to gain.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Books 143-146 and books 1 and 2 for 2012.

Heat Rises (Nikki Heat, #3)A Cold Creek Secret (Cowboys of Cold Creek, #7)The Secret of LiesPriceless: Straight-Shooting, No-Frills Financial WisdomLegacy (Endlessly, #2)Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot I slowed down a bit at the end of the year...too much going on to read.  My goodreads says I read 170 books during 2011...two of these are on my 2012 reading list.  I read a few little books and a few others I forgot to mention on this blog.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Funny Stuff for the new year

I have been forced to conclude that the reason kids have so much energy is because they siphon it out of their parents like midget gasoline thieves.