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Hurricane Ike update

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 13, 2008

Galveston Island just lost all power. 

People are on their roof tops in Crystal Beach awaiting rescue. 

This makes me madder than anything…our rescue workers, firefighters and police are putting their lives on the line for these others who wanted to “ride it out” and now realize that they are in serious trouble.  I am very sad and will pray hard for these brave heroes who have left their own families behind to save others. 

Let’s all pray. 

It is totally dark outside, the wind is blowing harder and harder.  We still have satellite, a minor miracle, so we are able to watch the news and get updates.  It will be a long night…I don’t think either one of us will get much sleep. 

My mom and step dad have borded up their windows in Pearland…they have never done this before…she says the whole street borded up their windows.  Another thing I havn’t seen before.  I have been here since Hurricane Alicia hit in 83…as a matter of fact, we had just moved here about 2 weeks before it hit..some welcome mat! ha!  Anyway, I digress…the neighbors are in their garage having a party of sorts…our in-laws grilled steaks before the power goes out…some of our friends went to way higher ground, and some of our family too….

I just hope we don’t get a tornado.

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“Stupid is as stupid does”….

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 12, 2008

Or, when there is a catagory 2 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico…you ride it out because “you are in a stable home”.  It absolutely astounds me how absolutely moronic some people are.  I live just outside of Houston and have been watching the coverage all day long, well since yesterday morning really, and there are loads of people who have not left Galveston Island…and now, as of 3 pm, they can’t.  The roads are covered in water, whole neighborhoods are flooded out, and people are staying home!  I can’t believe it!  What are these folks thinking?  One guy on the phone said they didn’t get to the ferry before it shut down.  The ferry shut down at 11 pm on thurs night…when were they planning on leaving?  Did they not know there was a gigantic storm in the gulf???  This guy also lives on the beach!  What!!  These are the people who will call 9-1-1 looking for a rescue.  At 9pm tonight, no one will be there to answer 9-1-1.  That is some serious stuff.  The news thinks around 40% of the island residents stayed.  So sad…I just hope the children don’t get killed because of their parents’ stupidity.  I would never risk my child’s life like that…I just can’t understand it.  I realize you may not have alot of money for a motel or food, but there are shelters and you should be able to get to one of them. 

Anyway…I am sure there will be lots more of this to come.  The seas are almost to the seawall, which is about 10 ft tall or so, and we havn’t even gotten any rain yet!  That is crazy!  Of course, the reporters are cracking me up because they are practically in the ocean reporting what’s going on.  Here in north Houston, we are mostly worried about downed trees.  We will be having our boys sleep downstairs in our room tonight…just in case.  Our power lines are buried, but we will likely loose power…oh, well…not much we can do about that.  We aren’t leaving cause we are very unlikely to flood, and hubby may be called into the hospital for backup…ya never know.

I went to my local Wal-Mart Supercenter…they were out of bread and almost out of water, peanut butter, and low on milk.  Kroger in the middle of town by one of the news stations was out of damn near everything….milk, bread, tuna, soup, etc.  You have never seen anything as odd as an empty grocery store.  I mean, people are buying enough food to last them till the second coming of Christ!  I’m serious!  It’s pretty funny.  Batteries, phones, boom-boxes, and candles were very low too.  Wow!  Lots of things are closed today, and will be closing at 6.  My local gas station has run out of gas….We have had 3 full days of notice that a storm was comming this way, but we all procrastinated..me included.  I should’ve gotten water and extra batteries a month ago.  Oh, well….

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Two people I will never borrow from again

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 10, 2008

Or….at least it is highly likely I will never borrow from again.  The first is my mom, the second is my sister in law.  Let me explain…

My sis-in-law left a message on my phone the other day asking for the bassinet and the breast pump.  A friend of hers is pregnant with twins and she wants it back.  If I’m done with them, of course.  Sure.  This is the second time in 5 months she has asked for these two things back.  I am irritated because when she told me about said items she didn’t want/need, she said I could have them.  I specifically remember her saying (actually, she texted me) that I could HAVE them.  Doesn’t that imply I am the new owner???  I mean, I appreciate her letting me use them, but…since I figured they were mine, I didn’t think there was a time limit to their ownership.  I figured when I was sure I wasn’t having anymore babies, I would donate them to a shelter or something like that.  Anyway.  So now, she can have the darn things…I will buy my own breast pump if I need to and be done with it.

The second person, and this is sad really, is my mom.  She is the absolute worst when it comes to using her things.  Now, in her defense, I know it is not really her fault.  Her parents moved over twenty times during her youth, and packed her stuff for her…and got rid of anything they deemed useless for her without so much as an explanation.  She would come home from school, the house would be packed, and her whole family would move.  Just like that.  Now, that being said, she is very possesive of her stuff.  Even things she doesn’t like all that much.  For example, I borrowed her copy of “Ratatouille” movie.  I hadn’t seen it and wanted to, she said, here, use mine, I didn’t like it at all (tone of voice was like I won’t like it either).  As I was leaving, she said “now be sure and give that back to me, I want it”.  WHAT!!!  You don’t even like the darn movie, yet you want it back???  huh???  I have two small children who will watch it, you don’t like it, but I have to give it back….ugh.   I sent it back to her priority mail (she lives an hour away, a two hour round trip, so mailing it was cheaper than driving it to her) and have since bought my own copy. 

So, to all you would be lenders out there, don’t lend things if you are gonna be ugly about getting them back.  Tell the person when you want said item back and then ask for it if you don’t get it. 

Vent over!!  Putting soapbox away…at least for now!

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Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 3, 2008

and bingo was his name-o

newt refuses to say it the right way…so he has made up his own song…also, bingo, apparently, is a cow…

things don’t neccessarily need to rhyme when you are three…

(hey, let’s see how many times i can post in one day!)

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recipes to try

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 2, 2008

not really a post, per say, just some recipes i want to try out this month….
try them with me!!












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Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on May 20, 2008

well, newt has fever…it started last night. i was sternly warned by hubby to NOT kiss either kid or let newt kiss roo AT ALL. he was kinda pissy when he said this so i said, somewhat pissy myself, ok, i get it! i know he is worried…if roo gets a fever, then it’s a hospital stay and a spinal tap and all kinds of fun stuff…so mommy has been very good..no kissing on lips. keeping newt away from roo hasn’t been to bad cause he just wants to lay on the couch and watch his new fav cartoon, krypto the superdog (betcha didn’t no superman had a dog, didja?) both boys are currently sleeping, although roo is making noise, as usual.

as for dinner, since i didn’t get to the store (i was also sternly warned no outside time either) i think we will have stir fried rice. i made some london broil the other day…even after a many hour marinade it wasn’t very tender…next time it goes in the oven ( i have never done a london broil before) the leftovers will be chopped up for some throw together fried rice. with groceries sky rocketting in cost, i am on a mission(should i chose to accept it) to eat cheaper, but i also want to eat very healthy too. my bill may go down or up depending on how i tackle this mission.
i think it will go up…way up!

i will be perusing sites focusing on healthy eating, not dieting or anything like that. i have never been a dieter in the sense. i tried them, like everyone else, when i was younger, but just don’t like following such a strict set of rules…1/2 a cup of this with 1/4 c of that and 1 tsp of oil and 45mins later i am starving and can’t eat again until dinner! so, what i will be doing to loose this baby weight is to just eat less and more often…ya know, the whole 6 small meals mantra. of course, i tell my hubby, we will still have our junk food days…who doesn’t go crazy at a pizza buffet every now and then, but at least we will stay on a healthy track for the most part.

so, my cheap and somewhat healthy meal for dinner is “free” cause i have all the stuff i need for fried rice, and pretty healthy cause you don’t need a lot of oil, just lots of salt…oh well, at least it isn’t chicken nuggets!

looking for help with meal plans? i recently found a blog that has tons of ideas every monday…

she and a whole bunch of others post their plans for the week…very cool cause she even links the recipe! yay! these may or may not be healthy, but they will be ispirational nonetheless.


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