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April 16th, 2009

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My cell phone went thru the washing machine yesterday evening. Joe had to go out to Walmart and buy me a super cheap one and put my SIM card in it, because the card still worked. Then during the night the rabbit left her usual hide out in the laundry room to take a jaunt around the kitchen/living room. She pooped under the table, and got stuck behind the sofa, which woke me up. I had to escort her back to her cage, and close the hatch. This morning to my dismay I discovered she had also chewed thru my NEW CELL PHONE CHARGER! So I spent a great deal of time this moring tracking down a charger to match my phone because just because a place sells a phone doesn't mean they carry it's charger. But I found it, and it only cost $15 to replace, which I took out of my pay check. So yeah. Joe wasn't pleased about my cell phone going for a swim, he really isnt going to like this new development.

April 15th, 2009

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It has been a while. A long long while. All I can say is...Facebook. I am addicted and I love it.

We all have been doing well. Nina turned 2. I can't believe my baby girl is two!

Thats about all the excitement around here.

January 2nd, 2009

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So it's the second day of January 2009 and it is time for me to make my New Year's Resolution, or resolutions as the case may be. And here they are, for your veiwing pleasure, or you can just laugh at the them.

1) Lose weight. Yes I make this one every year, but this year I HAVE to do it! Next year will be my 10 year high school reunion and I want to look fabulous, and I can laugh at all the cheerleaders who got fat.

2) Be more orginized.

3) Be more responcible with money. Yes, this is another my make every year, but I really need to do this because it's getting to be a BIG fight between Joe and I.

4) Keep my house cleaner.

5) Be a more patient mother.

6) Have the TV on less during the day and do more activities with Nina.

7) Finish all the gifts I plan on making for people for Christmas. I try to make gifts every year, but I fail. So I'm starting now, finishing the one I was making for my mother-in-law, and then work on the others. Not all the gifts will be made by me this year, but I hope to one day be good enough at cross-stitching to make everyone's gift.

8) Try different recipies and make dinner every night.

I think thats it. I hope to be able to accomplish all of these, but we shall see.

I should go to bed, I worked today, at the Seaport I quit Mary Kay. Joe has duty tonight (yuck) and Nina is finally asleep (yay!). She has taken to stripping off her clothing during nap/bedtime. She takes everything off including the diaper. I bought diapers at Target because they were cheaper, but they come off almost on their own, so I have to add tape to the tape on the diapers to keep them on. If it weren't so cold I would have no problem with her takinf her clothing off. But is the middle of winter. The diaper has to stay on, since the first night she stripped off her clothing she also peed in her bed and got everything wet and Joe had duty so I had to change her and her bed by myself. But anyways, I am tired, and I have alot to do tomorrow. I am hosting the Board meeting for the FRG (Family Readyness Group) tomorrow, I am the VP. This FRG is in it's infancy, since the boat is still being built, we wives are building our group as well. So tomorrow we have our first board meeting tomorrow. So I have alittle cleaning left to do in the morning.

There isnt much else for me to write about. So I guess I will go to bed. I am tired. I didnt get a nap today. Maybe I should give up my naps in 2009? Maybe not.

November 13th, 2008

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So Joe's mom called back today and told us that her other doctor told her that the first doctor she talked to yesterday, the radiologist, is full of shit and that she isnt dying. At least not on the short time table that the radiologist gave her. Apparently the radiologist thought that the chemo was eating her up because her incision from her hysterectomy still leaks fluid and her figured it was because of the chemo and it ment she was dying quickly. Of course I take this new diagnosise with a grain of salt because ever since she was diagnosed with cancer it has been, "she's dying soon, she isnt  dying soon, she's dying tomorrow, oh wait she's fine, she wont live thru the surgery, she has a good prognosise." So yeah, this is just a new fun addition.

Nina has horrible post nasel drip that made her cough alot last night. I would put her head prop in her crib, but she moves so much thta she usually ends up with her feet in the air. But she was alot better today, so I'm not too worried. She will be spending the weekend at my mom's while I am in Boston. Joe starts having duty and will be sleeping at work, although there are no sleeping quarters on the boat yet, he will be sleeping at the ship yard in a building. I had to find sheets for him to use, twin size. I have a nice set for guest but I wasnt about to send those with him. I went to my moms hoping to find my old pink set. I only found a white set, so I got those together for him.

Tomorrow is the big day for me and flutterby1 . We are heading up to Boston around 9:30am and do some siteseeing. Hopefully we will get to see Paul Revere's house!!!! OOOOO Mabye a trip to the Constitution, or the "Boston TEA Party" thing they have. Maybe do some of the Freedom Trail!!! I am super super excited. We have all day since sylverice2  and her roommates work, and wont be out until 5:30. Maybe we can have lunch at Quincy Market!!! Oh the possablities are endless. Saturday is the Jewlery party wich should be fun. And Katie says we can have IHop and on Sunday I can sleep and sleep and sleep. So. Much. Fun.

November 12th, 2008

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So Joe's mom called tonight. The chemotherephy was doing more harm than good so the doctors are stopping it. They say she has 6 months to 2 years to live. Joe doesnt want to talk about it. So I am giving him space.

I cannot wait until Friday. Now more than ever. flutterby1  and I are heading up to Boston to hang out with sylverice2 and her two roommates. It should be alot of fun. They are hosting a jewlery party and alot of local boston people who use LJ should be there so it will be cool to meet some people face to face.

But right now, I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm not a huge fan of Joe's family. But I am a little upset about this. More worried about how this is going to effect us finacially after she dies. His father, I am worried will be come a leech. Not that he isnt a small one already. A few days before Joe's birthday his father called begging for 300 dollers. Then he didnt even call to wish joe a happy birthday. Yeah. so nice.

November 5th, 2008

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I am so happy Barack Obama won. Finally. What a wonderfully historic day. And just  a not e on history. Yesterday a whole bunch of historians were polled, and 65% said G.W. Bush was the #1 worst prez. in American History. 35% put him second after Buchannan.

November 1st, 2008

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Ganked from brennaraven 

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

October 24th, 2008

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I'm still alive, hiding because my birthday is coming up and I'm not looking forward to it. I'll be 27 on monday, that's THREE years from 30. I dont want to be 30. Thirty means your a grown up. You have to be responcible and shit. I dont want to grow up. I like my 20s, they have been good to me. Thirty means I'll actully have to be more health concious and stuff. ::Sigh:: I dont want to be 30.

In other news I have a facebook account now. It's Cara Scognamiglio Butler. And there are pictures of Nina on it. Friend me, I like having friends.

Well, I have to go finish the laundry and dinner. I slow cooked BBQ ribs in the oven for six hours for Joe's birthday, which is tomorrow. Mommy is taking Nina over night for us so we can have our birthday celebration, and sleep in. I made cake. I'm proud of myself.

Okay go do chores now.

September 28th, 2008

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Today flutterby1 , Nina, myself, Gretchen (my recurter for MK) and her 2 1/2 yr old son Christopher all went to the Seasons buffet at Moheagan Sun. Nina couldnt get enough of the thawed frozen peaches. It was a great time.

September 27th, 2008

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So I went back in for my body scan yesterday afternoon, and things had moved and the doctor was happy and I got to go home, happy. Then flutterby1  stopped by with pants for me to borrow so that I could wear them to the keel laying ceremony today, and we went and got Panara for dinner. It was good, and again I was happy.

So today was the keel laying for Joe's new boat. Traditionally a keel laying is the first peice of wood put down to build a boat, the keel, or back bone of the ship. From that the ribs, or frames, are attached. But in this day and age boat building, especially building subs is much different. Subs are modular, they come in 4 large peices that are then welded together. And the pieces are not really for us to see, so there was a huge sheet drapped over much of the section of the boat we were in front of, and we only saw one part, with the sheet covbering much of the area surrounding the piece as well. All us wives and "special" guests sat in chairs, while the men had to stand in formation at parade rest for 1 hour. All the ship yard workers and their families had to stand behind a rope. Now at the FRG meeting all us wives were told to dress "church casuel". One wife didn't listen and wore a black and white summer sundress loooooooooow cut with her boobies hanging out. Yeah, we were told "not to embarress the command." So her husband is probably going to get spoken to, and the acting president of the FRG told the captains wife about it, so she's probably going to get spoken to about it to. And then people dragged their itty bitties with them too. Poor kids.

I picked up Nina today, speaking of itty bitties. And she pretended she didnt know me. She wouldnt come near me, wouldnt let me hug her. Then my sister was like "Nina look at this picture, remember this is mommy." Then Nina warmed up. It really broke my heart that she wasnt as happy to see me as I was to see her.

So anyway, my family is back together, Im happy, but i have a headache so I'm going to lay down. Oh and I saw a pink VW BUG today. PINK!! Awsome.
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