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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stressed out.

Ahh..So I've been lazy at posting lately. I just haven't had the energy. I hope I'm not the only one that gets like that sometimes. But I have been sick, busy with work, busy with a sick baby big girl, who I will always call my baby. And stressed out. I'm having problems with some teachers at Jalenas school.

WARNING: This is long, if you make it to the end, and have any comments, THANK YOU! I appreciate it. I hope the story is not too confusing!

Where do I start? Ok, Jalenas teacher is Ms. K-(whom I love! she is great with Jalena, and Jalena loves her!) she is in the 1 year old class. Well around 3:00 every day all of the 1 year old kids go into the 2 year old class to play. I usually pick up J around 4:15. So she spends a little over an hour in the 2 year old class playing, with her teacher Ms.K and the 2 yr old teacher Ms.R. Well Ms. R is a nice lady, but has a problem. She yells. And I have walked in on her yelling at a kid (differnt kids) about 6 times now, my mom has noticed it, and so has another parent that I'm friendly with. Now when I say Ms. R yells, I mean she yells when the kid is 2 feet in front of her, like an angry yell. I can compare it to the type of yelling I would do if Jalena was about to run in the street, or touch something hot. The type of yelling that is not called for, especially when you are only the teacher, and the kids are 2 years old. I just think it is totally uncalled for! So I said something to the director, for the 2nd time! I expressed my concerns and told her that I did not want my daughter yelled at like that (I haven't caught her yelling at Jalena, but I wanted to make sure it would never happen), and something had to be done! So supposedly they talked to the teacher, or shall I say obviously. Now when I pick up J from school, I go to Ms. R's class, before I said something to the director she would always say hi, and say "Jalena, Mommy's here!", and every time she would say "Bye, Jalena!", well not anymore! When I walk in the room, she looks the other way, acts as if I'm not there, and never says bye to Jalena. Now, there are two 2 year old teachers, the other one is Ms.S. She teaches the "older" 2 year olds! So, in the morning when I drop Jalena off at school Ms.K is not there yet. So she stays with Ms.A (Ms.A teaches the big kids, 5-8th grade) & Ms.S. Well every morning, Ms.S would say Good Morning, we would talk, laugh, and were really friendly with each other, oh and she would say hi to Jalena. Nope, not anymore! I'm assuming that since Ms.R and Ms.S are the 2 year old teachers, they probably are good friends, and talk. So therefore have formed an alliance against me! Well,It's been 3 weeks since I said something to the director. I said Good Morning to Ms. A and Ms.S 2 different times, and Ms. S did not respond. Well, last week I was asking Ms. S and Ms.A a question about school lunches, and Ms.S did not look at me, was rolling her eyes, and was staring at the wall. Can you say immature @$%&! SO I just ignored it. I got really upset on Monday, we were running late, and when I got to school Ms. K (Jalena's teacher) and Ms. R (the yelling 2 year old teacher) were in J's classroom, when I said "Good Morning" to both of the teachers, Ms.R ignored my comment, and walked right past me. So I went to the director AGAIN, in tears this time, and told her everything that has been going on, basically she said it was BS and was going to talk to the other Director, the owners daughter. I got upset because I don't want my daughter mistreated because her mom is a bia! I only had the kids best interest, and emotional well being in mind. There are other ways to discipline, you don't have to yell like that! I don't think that the teacher(s) will mistreat her, but not saying Good Morning, or bye says alot. Oh, did I mention, when my mom has picked up Jalena 2 times this week, Ms. R has said bye to her! So it goes to show you they just don't like me! Well....Jalena will be 2 in 8 months, wow, I can't believe it! yeah 8 months is a long time, but its really not! And I will not let my daughter go into either of those "beasts" class rooms, especially with the attitude they have! I should not have to feel uncomfortable bringing my daughter to school, I pay so much for her to get good care, and have been so happy with her infant, and teacher now. I don't want to switch schools in the near future, but I might have to.

So that's what I've been soo stressed about the past few weeks!

But...I do have something I am looking forward to, and can not wait!!
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Yes, ONLY 3 days!! WE are leaving on Sunday around 1 and will be home on Wednesday afternoon! I can not wait!

I am on vacation from work until March 9th! I got my hair done yesterday, went shopping today, and have a nail and pedi appt tomorrow! I love doing things for myself, which I dont often get to do, so the past few days have been wonderful!











Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bad Blogger!

I've been such a bad blogger lately, I know I havent posted in a while, I didn't even do Not Me! Monday this week, so you can tell I've been out of it! but wanted to let everyone know I am still alive! I've been really busy with work, and Jalena is sick, again, with a double ear infection! My vacation from work starts tomorrow at 12! And I dont go back till March 9th! Disney World here we come!! :-) I will do a real post tomorrow! Goodnight!



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2 years ago today...

Today is a special day for me, and I get tears in my eyes as I am typing this. On February 18th 2007, I found out I was pregnant with Jalena. It feels like just yesterday. I had went out to the Olive Garden with my best friend. I was joking with her that maybe I shouldn't drink any wine because what if I was pregnant. I wasn't serious, I think it was just wishful thinking. My period was due that day. She said she had an extra test at home, so maybe I should just take it. So we went to her house, I took it, and there was a faint line. Oh gosh, I remember this like it was yesterday, the feeling that came over me when I thought I could be pregnant. So we rushed up to Walgreens to buy another test, I went in her bathroom, peed on the stick, then said ok I am going to leave it on the counter, and then go in her room, wait a few minutes then check it. So a few minutes go by, and I went in the bathroom and I saw 2 lines. I was ecstatic. I ran in her room and jumped on her bed, practically jumped on her.I was so excited! I can not believe it has been 2 years since I became a Mommy. I love being a Mommy, and would never trade it for ANYTHING in the world. I am so in love with my little princess! Ah here come the tears!lol.

I LOVE YOU Pooey!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Blog Makeover

This sweet Mommy was soo sweet and designed me a new header! I absolutley LOVE it! Thanks again B for taking time out of your "me" time!!

Not Me! Monday



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Here are some things I did not do this week.

I did not drive around a little longer today just to get Jalena to take a nap.

I did not just get up to get a bowl of fruit loops, I've stuck to my diet this week, NOT!

I did not recently find a new love, my Nikon D40.

I am not sending Jalena to school today, even though I have the day off from work. It's not a heavy duty cleaning day, Stanley steamer and all!






Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nikon D40 Pics!

So I haven't had much time to study the book for my new camera. So I've just been playing around with the different settings. Here are a few of my favorites!




































Our Weekend.

I've been a bad bloggie! I've been under the weather the past week so I havent posted much! Here is our weekend!
Valentines day! The BF came over and brought me beautiful roses and choclate!
Then at night, I surprised him and made dinner for us.Well,I made him curry goat, and myself curry chicken. My mom was kind enough to watch Jalena for me for the whole night!! , so around 8 I went to his house. We talked about going out to Dinner, so when he went to go take a shower, this is what I did.
I set the table, lit the candles, and then shut off the lights. When he came out of the shower, he was definetly surprised! Everything went great, we had dinner then watched a movie! Even had red velvet cake for desert! The rest of the night went just as good, but I won't get into details on that one!
Then today we went to a baby shower. Here are some pics!




Jalena and Kaylee (My friend Kristen's daughter)


HORRIBLE pic of me, but I will add anyways!



My best friend Stephanie, she is studying to be a Nurse, and is always studying! Wherever we are! She will be done in December, and is going to make a great nurse, and I am SO PROUD of her! She truly does work hard!


Tonight we had the carnival at our church or shall I say the church by my house that I grew up in. Here are a few pics of us!

Me and J on the Merry-Go-Round

Pa-Paaaaa pushing Jalena.














Saturday, February 14, 2009

Random Pic Challenge

Random pic challenge!
13th picture folder
3rd picture



Jalena at the park! July 30th, 2008. She was 9 months old!

Brought to you by:


Happy Valentines Day!



Here is my princess on
Februrary 14th, 2008,
at 3 1/2 months.













And here she is today! At
15 1/2 months!Ahh time flys!!
She is growing up too fast!



















Friday, February 13, 2009

I am sitting here tonight in tears, I don't even know what to title my post. I came across a blog, upon my "blog-stalking", and can not seem to stop asking God "WHY"? I could never imagine.NEVER. I don't even know what to say. Please everyone who visits my blog, who reads this please say a prayer for this family. Please pray for this beautiful little girl , Veiyah and her family.







Thursday, February 12, 2009

My week.

I've had such a bad week! Sunday I started feeling sick, then by Monday morning I was having trouble breathing. I went to the hospital, they did an EKG and an x-ray of my chest. Everything came back fine. The Dr. said I have an Upper Respiratory Infection! It's really been kicking my butt!! He gave me Z- pack and steriods. I am finally starting to feel a little back to normal.

Yesterday and today I had some trainings to do at work, 5 different groups of 40 people. All of them went great, except for the last one, I have never felt so embarrassed, mad, upset, humiliated, etc. This one guy called me out and was basically bullying me, in front of everyone. I had no one to back me up, it was just a bad experience. You see, my job is a quality coordinator. I have to monitor calls for a large Bank, and provide feedback and coaching to improve the quality of the associates. So in the meetings today I was going over the main areas of opportunity. This guy decided that he didn't want to hear what everyone was doing wrong, he wanted to hear what are the positive things. If you have ever heard of the term "If it's not broken, don't fix it". Basically I am not there as a cheerleader to tell you what you are doing right, I am there to identify the opportunities, and coach on what the associates need improvement with. He did not get this. It was just a bad experience. I am already bad at public speaking, and then he put me on the spot. I wanted to crawl in a hole!

So tomorrow is finally Friday! Jalena is having a party at her school, I am going to try to make it! I made little valentines day treat bags and cute little cards for all of her classmates!

Then I am planning something special for the BF on Saturday. More to come on that!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Rules of a Toddler!

If it is on, I must turn it off.If it is off, I must turn it on.If it is folded, I must unfold it.If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.If it is high, it must be reached.If it is shelved, it must be removed.If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.If it has leaves, they must be picked.If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown onthe floor.If it is closed, it must be opened.If it does not open, it must be screamed at.If it has drawers, they must be rifled.If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, ortable.If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden inwithout protest. It must be pushed by me instead.If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.If it is paper, it must be torn.If it has buttons, they must be pressed.If the volume is low, it must go high.If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.If it is a phone, I must talk to it.If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.If it is not food, it must be tasted.If it IS food, it must not be tasted.If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.If it is a car seat, it must be protested with arched back.If it is Mommy, it must be hugged.

Soo true! Almost every single one of those rules applies to my daughter!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Me! Monday



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Here are some things I did not do this week.

I am not home sick from work, and was not in the emergency room with breathing problems this morning, to find out I have an upper respitory infection.



I did not do my diet at all this past week. So much for loosing 20 pounds before our Disney trip!

I am not having withdrawls from checking my dashboard on my blackberry, my mom is in New York for a few days and did not take my phone with her!

Jalena is not sleeping at her Daddy's house tonight, and I am not so much more in love with him for being such a big help to me, since I feel pretty crappy.

I did not win a contest this week for some good smelling tarts!!Go ME!

I did not start writting this Not Me! post 5 times today! To finally decide to finish it now!

I do not have anything else to talk about. Sorry in a blah mood, feel like crap! Next week will be better I promise!




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Random pic challenge!

It's Saturday, that means time for a Random pic challenge. This week's theme is go to your 10th picture folder and choose the 5th to last pic, so here is it!





Jalena on her birthday night, trying out her new princess couch that my friend Kristen got her! She loves it!


Now head over to this mommy's blog and play along!










And the winner is......

HI girls! I finally got around to doing the drawing! This morning was a busy morning, Jalena had to catch up on her 12 month shots, so she had 2 shots this morning! Then we were outside playing, and went to the park!

So before I get started, please excuse my oily hair, no makeup even though I did put lip gloss on, just for you all! me in my pajamas or shall I say one of my maternity shirts that I wear as pajamas and also please excuse my stage fright in front of the camera Don't worry! I will NEVER be a weather girl! lol And the winner is...................................................................................................



video

Post #6

which is Candace , who has a cute little adorable girl named Gracie!

Congrats! And thank you sooo much to all of you that played along! This was so fun for me, but will be even more fun when I make it!

Candace, please e-mail me at Qtprincez21@aol.com And please don't make fun of the e-mail, I was 16! and yes I did swear that I was a Cutie Princess!! And let me know exactly what colors you would like!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tomorrow!

I didn't have a chance to do a drawing for the winner! It's girls night out tonight...so I will do the drawing tonight when I get home or first thing in the morning tomorrow! Promise!!

Final Hours.

I am going to be closing the contest tonight sometime after Jalena goes to bed! Stay posted! And I can not believe all the entries that I got, 27 holy cow!!!!!!!!!! lol...I never expected more than
5-10..thats awesome! Even tho, I will never beat MckMama still very impressive to me!
I was supposed to have a GNO tonight to see "He's just not that into you!" but,not sure if we are still on, so hopefully If I don't go out, the winner will be posted tonight. I think I might make a video of me picking the winner! hmmm...should I?

I'm sure you all are wondering what's going on with my new toy..my Nikon D40. I have been playing with it, but am soo lost! I am hoping to be a pro by the time we go on Vacation! I will dedicate some time reading each night and play with it during the day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Random 20!

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.



Step 2: tag—four other un-tagged people this is the one I changed, from 8 to 4



.1. What are you wearing right now? black knee high boots, black skirt and purple sweater, with my black and colorful polka dot scarf



2. What's the last thing I read/ are currently reading? Love and Respect



3. Do you nap a lot? HA! I wish!



4. Who was the last person you hugged? Jalena when I took her out of her crib this morning!



5. What's your current obsession/addiction? lol..Blogging! But now I think it will be my Nikon D40!



6. What is your favorite moment of the day? Picking up Jalena from school, but then I must say I love my "me" time after J goes to bed!



7. What websites do you always visit when you go online? My Blog, the blogs I read, Target.com, CafeMom,



8. What was the last item you bought? Lemonade @ Chick-Filet this morning!



9. What is your most challenging goal? Definetly... losing weight



10. If you could pick up and go away tomorrow where would you go? Jamaica, to see the BF's family!



11. Favorite Vacation spot? Cruise!



12. Say something to the person who tagged you: She is so sweet! Has adorable kids, and I just won a contest from her blog!



13. Name one thing you just can't resist no matter how bad it is for you: Coca-cola! I'm addicted!



.14. What is your favorite item of clothing? hmmm...prob my knee high boots!



15. Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over, even though your closet is over flowing with a zillion others?! lol. no favorite, maybe my black heels with the bow on the front



16. Name one thing you can not live with out: my daughter



17. If you could have any other job besides your current job, what would it be? Criminal Defense Lawyer or Special Education teacher



18. What's your favorite drink from Sonic? WE don't have a Sonic here :-(



19. Name the last naughty thing you caught your kid(s) doing: She takes all the toilet paper off of the roll when ever she is in the bathroom!

20. What is your favorite Make up? Definetly all things Mac!

I tag:

1. Stephanie

2. Crystal

3. Candace

4. Kristine

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Waiting.

Have you ever waited for a package and thought you heard the UPS guy 10 thousand times? Ughhh hurry up and get here! This is what I'm waiting for, it says its in transit to be delivered today!

And thank you to my bloggy mommy friends Kristine and Gracie's Momma for helping me do cool tricks to my blog to make me it look cool!





Monday, February 2, 2009

50th post! Blogging Giveaway!!

**UPDATE Friday Night 1:32am**The Giveaway has ended, I will post the winner sometime tomorrow!


Yay to me! I have made it to 50 posts! And I must say that I am quite addicted to this blogging life! Just wish I had more exciting things to post about sometimes! lol...So, in honor of my "50th" post, I am doing a giveaway!
My giveaway is for an adorable customized hair clip holder! You let me know the letter you want, and I will even coordinate the colors to match the room!And...as an extra I will throw in some hair clips too!!

Here is one I made for my daughter last week:








All you have to do is leave me a comment below, let me know what letter you would like and what design or colors, and for an additional entry....follow me! and.... For a third entry you can follow me on Twitter! Just make sure you leave an additional comment letting me know you did!!
Good Luck! I will announce the winner on Friday February 6th! If you don't have a blog please leave your e-mail address with your comment! Thanks!
If you don't have any girls, think of a friend, sister, neighbor who would love to have one for their princess! Next Giveaway I promise not to discriminate!
P.S.-This giveaway is only open to the U.S.!

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