Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I just texted my husband asking him if Subway had $5 subs.

I figured he'd reply with, google it or Jill, I'm working, that is the dumbest question ever.

So here is what I texted him:

Does Subway have $5 subs? 

You know if I had Siri I could ask her, but I don't.

I do however, have Jeffiri.

You know what he replied back with, this:

No, just October.

I guess he didn't think my calling him Jeffiri or whining about not having Siri was amusing.

My husband decided that the iPhone 4S that comes with Siri, who I hear is the knower of all things, wasn't worth the extra $100.

I'm starting to think Siri is worth the extra $100.

I could sit around all day and ask her dumb stuff, like:

When is Jeffiri going to change his mind about having another baby? 

Am I ever going to weigh 112 lbs. again?

Do you like my  hair this color?

Should I get a pair of cowboy boots?

and most importantly


I also think I am going to propose that Jeff legally change his name from Jeffery to Jeffiri.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Mom's Christmas List

If you haven't met my mom, you should, she is a riot.

This year instead of spending lots of money on gifts for each other we decided to each make a list of things we would like with a spending limit of $25.

Throw them into a hat and draw names.

That way everyone gets a gift, but we don't have to buy gifts for each person in the family, just one person.

Here is my Mom's list:

-Boob job
-Lipo (hips and belly)
-Face lift
-Three Olives vodka

Thankfully it is my sister who has to figure out how to get mom a boob job for $25 or less.  I told her she could probably afford 1 unit of Botox, it might help half a wrinkle.

Or she could call that guy who was doing butt implants with fix-a-flat, he probably will attempt a face lift, boob job and/or lipo too.  I mean, if you can do a butt implant with fix-a-flat you can do anything.

Monday, November 28, 2011

iPhone Love

My name is Jill.

My husband surprised me with an iPhone.

I'm not sure who I love more right now.

FYI, this post was done with my iPhone.

Yep, there's an app for that.


Monday Mommy Fail

I'm battling another cold, again.

Davis is battling conjunctivitis aka pinkeye.

I also think Davis may have caught my cold.

He woke up crying at 5 a.m. today so I got him out of his crib and carried him into the spare bedroom where we both fell back asleep together.

The next thing I hear.


Wah Wah Wah Wah!!!!!

I jump out of bed and find Davis on the floor.


He fell out of bed.

Don't tell my husband.

Aside from being completely freaked out, Davis was totally fine and after a few tears and a few hugs and kisses from mommy he fell back asleep.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend in Pictures

Dirty Martinis and Yuengling - yum!  My sister makes the BEST dirty martini's, she missed her calling when she chose to become a librarian instead of a bartender...

My mom, enjoying a dirty martini.

Davis loved pumpkin pie, this was the first time he had ever had it and he couldn't get enough.

My dad and my sister relaxing after a yummy meal.  Davis, sans pants, as usual.

Sopapilla cheesecake, this was to die for!!  I will post the recipe later this week, it was sooooo easy and sooooo yummy.

Hokey Pokey Elmo joined us for dinner too!

Beer, wine, martini shaker - doesn't get any better than this.

Jeff and Davis at the zoo lights.

Davis and Mommy at the zoo lights.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reasons to be Thankful

I've posted like 8 gazillion times about how I know a bunch of people who are expecting right now. Almost all of my friends who all have 1 child the same age as Davis, are all now expecting their 2nd child.

I was talking to a non-pregnant friend yesterday and she told me how she totally understands how I've been feeling.

So after talking to her a little bit about it I've decided to come up with a list of reasons to be thankful I'm not expecting.

1. I can continue my weight loss journey.  Take that pregnancy butt!!

2. I can get my drink on.  One dirty martini please.

3. I don't have to find un-flattering maternity clothes. Skinny jeans here I come!

5.  I won't have leaky boobs.  Enjoy your maternity bras sisters! Hope you don't squirt anyone in the face.

6. While everyone is up with newborns all night I'll be sleeping soundly.  Hope you drink coffee mamas!!

7. I won't be trying to figure out the logistics to taking care of a toddler and a newborn at the same time. (I realize people make it work, but let me just have this one, it makes the sting of not having a baby less stingy)  Wahhh, wahhhh, wahhhh, wahhhh (this is the sound of a toddler and a newborn crying at the same time.

So see I've come up with a great list of reasons to make me feel better about NOT having a new baby anytime soon.

Maybe all my friends will be jealous of ME in 5 months when they have a crying newborn and all I've got is one 3 year old to take care of.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Respect the Turkey

Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday.

I love the decorations, the music, the feeling of joy in the air.

In fact, I wanted a Christmas themed wedding, complete with a Christmas tree or two, poinsettias, Christmas music, ahhhhhhh, it would have been grand.

My husband thought it was a bad idea, people are busy enough during the holidays.

I agreed, so we went for my 2nd choice, Fall.

I still think Christmas themed would have been better, at least a little cooler, right?

If I didn't know my wedding was in October I'd have sworn it was in July since we got married on a freak 90 degree day in Ohio.

Back to my original thoughts.

Every year I feel like stores and people haul the Christmas/Holiday decorations out earlier and earlier.

The radio stations start playing Christmas music before Halloween is even here.

People have Christmas trees up, lights on the outside of their houses and are jamming out to Christmas music starting in October.

It is almost like we just pass Thanksgiving up and move right on in to Christmas.

I can't tell you how many people I"m friends with on Facebook have been posting pictures of their Christmas decorations, my sister included, but she gets a free pass since she is my sister, haha.

I feel like I'm already sick of Christmas stuff and it isn't even December yet.

Our local craft store had Christmas stuff out in July!!!!  I know, it is a craft store and people who craft might start making stuff in the summer time, but they had bulbs, trees, stockings, wreaths, etc... out in July!!!!!!!

I personally think the stores do this to get people to start thinking Christmas earlier and earlier each year, knowing that people automatically get sucked into the Christmas spirit and will buy and just spend more money.

Why can't Christmas just be about Christmas anymore?

And why can't we just RESPECT THE TURKEY!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bits and Pieces

1. I've been busy, working out 4 days a week, go me!!!!!  I'm on a serious mission and I'm going to lose these last 10 lbs. by Christmas or before, mark my word!

2. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week, I'm sooooo not ready for the Holiday Season.

3. I am looking forward to this semester being over, 2 more weeks!!!

4. I am looking forward to making some cake ball truffles and cake pops to give away as gifts, just the way I like it.  Selling them took all the fun out of it :o)

5. I worry about my husband's health.  He has some bad habits, one of which is smoking.  I pray that he quits every day.  He hasn't been feeling good and I hope when he sees his doctor he gets the wake up call that he needs.

6. I actually won the car seat battle today, that was a first.

7. Davis gets funnier and funnier every day, the stuff he says, the stuff he does, it makes me really see that he is growing up into a little man.

8. Speaking of Davis growing up, he finally *GETS* stuff, like holidays, etc...  So I am super excited for Christmas this year and super excited to take him to do holiday things, like see our local zoo lights and to see Santa.

9. I've never gone to church a day in my life, I don't affiliate myself with any particular branch of religion, I do however consider myself a believer and to be spiritual.  Lately I've been thinking that I'd like to take Davis to church, but I have no idea where to go or where to begin.

10. I'm extremely disturbed by the Penn State sex abuse scandel.  I find all sex abuse cases extremely disturbing, but this one is just that much more.  People who are trusted, held up on such a high standard, how could it be??  If this went on there, where else are things like this going on?  It has to be everywhere.  A new scandel just came out last night at Syracuse University, I have a feeling we are going to see more and more people coming forward regarding abuse at the college/university level.  Sick.  Stories like these make me not want to bring any kids into this world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What Would You Have Done?

I have blogged recently about Davis constantly testing me and my authority.

It is an every day battle with him.

He wants to do what he wants to do and I do everything I can to correct him.

Two days ago he smacked me, in the face, in public because he was mad at me.

I was embarrassed and apalled that he did that to me.

I didn't know what to do though, we were out in public.

I immediately told me that he is to NEVER do that again and left. 

I believe in spanking, nothing harsh, just a smack on the leg.

But I feel like you can't do that in public.

What would you have done?  What should I have done?  What should I do if he does this again?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MIA and some updates

I have really been MIA for a while, not a post since October 23!!!  Eeeek!!!  My first update shall explain it all.

1. My grandfather passed last Tuesday, I had been spending quite a bit of time visiting him prior to his death so it didn't leave much time for blogging or anything else for that matter.  He passed surrounded by all of us.  Sunday, October 30 we received a call from the skilled nursing facility telling us he had really taken a turn for the worst.  We all rushed up there and spent as much time as we could with him.  Monday, October 31, same thing, family came in from out of town, we spent a decent amount of the day there and left only to eat dinner and go trick or treating.  Tuesday, November 1, my husband called me (he is the administrator at the facility my grandpa was in) and told me that today was the day, grandpa was showing all the classic signs that death was eminent, only taking breaths every 30 seconds, grey fingers, dropping body temperature, etc...  I quickly made phone calls and was thankful that the daycare/therapy place Davis goes to said he could spend the day there.  I dropped him off and spent the day with the rest of my family by my grandpa's bedside.  He hadn't opened his eyes in days and the only thing he said over and over was "God Help Me".  My dad had lots of legal things to attend to that day that they needed to get done before my grandpa passed, when he returned to the facility around 2 p.m. my grandpa passed shortly after, I just know he was waiting for his oldest son (my dad) to get back.  Everyone was chatting and I looked and my grandpa and yelled at everyone to look at him, his eyes were open and so was his mouth.  He was trying to speak.  He was dying.  Within 5 minutes he was gone, he took one last huge gasp of air and that was it. 

2.  This week I am just getting back into the swing of things since last week was just so messed up.  Laundry, school, housework, cooking, etc...

3.  Pregnancy announcements still make me sad, even when I don't know the person in real life.  I follow a blog, she is pregnant, I cried over it.

4.  After my grandpa's funeral I told my husband that I feel bad Davis will be all alone when we pass someday.  His response: we are too old now to have a 2nd child.  Really Jeff?   Michelle and Jim Bob are like 50 and on their 20th child, nothing is stopping them...  Sometimes I worry this issue might just be the demise of our marriage.  Yes, I know, but I feel that way often.

5.  I have 3 weeks of classes left!!!  Woot woot!!!!

6.  So the wait list is uber long for the school I'm going to.  Still out to 2014.  I'm meeting with another local school today that has no wait list.  I had considered this school when I decided to go back, but decided that school I'm currently attending was a better choice because they offer so much of the degree online.   In reality, if I truly have to wait until 2014 to start the program, it will take 2 years after that to complete, that is just a long time.  I wouldn't be done until 2016.  Anywho, I'm considering other options.  New school will accept the classes I have taken as transfers, phew! 

7.  I belong to a bunco group and while I love it, I haven't been able to attend in 2 months because of everything I've had going on.  I feel bad about it and don't know if I should continue in the group or give my spot up.

8.  I'm also getting over the cold that has been circulating around town.  I started with it last Sunday and by Wednesday of last week I was a mess.  Saturday was my worst day, the sore throat was horrible, so bad I thought I was going to have to go find an Urgent Care on Sunday morning, the day of my grandpa's visitation.  Thankfully, Saturday was just the day that everything gets really bad before it gets better.  Sunday things started getting back to normal for me.