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My Wii Wishlist

So today, Wal-Mart got a shipment of 25 Wii’s in. The Boyfriend will be picking us up one first thing in the morning. So YAY, I’m getting a Wii. Now it’s just a matter of getting games that I want, and boy are there alot!!!

The Big Bang Theory was on tonight, and Penny and Leonard (played by Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki) broke up, or maybe they didn’t. I really hope they don’t… Just my personal opinion.

Today was a relatively boring day. I walked Kaeidyn to school. It was cold and snowflakes kept getting all in my nose. It was fun picking her up, because we climbed through mounds of snow together. From the time that I woke up, until about 3:30 PM (except for when I was walking to and from Kaeidyn’s school), I was working on blog stuff.

Like I said the other day, I’m working really hard on getting an about type page up for this blog. Then I’ve been working super hard on the XXX Rated Rantings, and then I remembered I had a Tumblr Account, so I decided to use that as an updates type blog, where you can get updates on both the XXX Rated and PG Rantings.

For those of you who are interested in updates, but don’t want to read about the other blog, there’s always the option of subscribing to this blog by RSS, e-mail or subscribing to the Mailing List.

Kenzie did pretty awesome with games today, for the most part. After not being allowed to play all day yesterday, he was told today that he couldn’t play until after lunch. Even though he asked a hundred times, he didn’t throw any fits or doing any real pouting. After lunch, Alfie came over and watched the kids while I went for a nap with Carter and The Boyfriend, and that’s when Kenzie got to put on games. He played until dinner time which was a little ridiculous, but that’s only because I was sleeping.

I think Keirnan’s probably going through another growing spurt. He’s been super clumsy lately, almost every time he walks past the computer desk he hits his head, he trips over his own feet. Kaeidyn and Kenzie both start eating alot right before they go through a growth spurt, they also complain alot about their legs hurting, especially Kaeidyn. Keirnan seems to be tripping all over himself.

So while I solved one creative problem, I’ve noticed a whole slew of others. I’ve been really into the creativity these last couple of days. Constantly singing new songs (though I haven’t written anything down, need a guitar for that kind of flow), writing like crazy. It’s been good. I lost my camera though, so I’m sad because I can’t take pictures of everything.

I keep saying I’m gonna go over to my Mom’s and do some serious recording. I want to lay down at least 5 good tracks. But going over there takes some very careful planning. First, gotta get Alfie to come and watch the three kids (because I can’t have them screaming in the background during recordings, you can hear that on YouTube), and then The Boyfriend and Carter have to come with me. Carter, because I haven’t really gotten the hang of breast pumping enough for a really good feeding and The Boyfriend because I’m too sketchy of being the first person whose walked through the door in close to a month. Ugh the thought of it alone sends shivers down my spine!!

But I went and downloaded the demo version of Fruity Loops 9, so I’ve been playing around on that all day. Already created two awesome beginnings to songs. Unfortunately, because it’s only the demo version, I can’t save anything. Oh well, I’ll just keep re-starting over and over. Maybe tomorrow I’ll finally head over to my Mom’s and then I can solve all my problems. Yeah right, probably not tomorrow, I’ll have a Wii that’ll keep my here.

Well I’ll write more tomorrow. I think I’m gonna have to carry on with this NaBloPoMo thing. The first month was too easy πŸ˜‰

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This is the first day, out of my (so far) 18-day blogging stretch, that I haven’t exactly looked forward to blogging. All day, I’ve been coming up with ideas for blog posts, and now I don’t feel like writing a single one of them…

First, I made this huge to-do list of all the things I had to get done today. From laundry, to getting crap organized and mostly just cleaning. Alfie took Kaeidyn, Kenzie and Keirnan to his house so that I could get all this stuff done. I didn’t complete a single thing on my list, and it was stuff that kind of “needed” to be done, because I sure as heck don’t want my landlord walking through my house the way it is.

The Boyfriend was sleeping while the kids were gone, and wouldn’t you know, my grumpy teething baby (yes, I said teething. Feeling around his mouth today, sure enough, he’s got teeth coming in… 3 months old, and teething…), would not fall asleep. Would not sit quietly anywhere. Wanted to be held, wanted to eat. So I spent most of the time that the kids were gone, feeding him and ignoring him long enough to get some laundry folded. Too bad we’ve run out of dresser space, so now my huge couch looks tiny in comparison to the huge mound of laundry that sits across it…

So I was going to write all about all the things I accomplished today, and well, the thing is, I didn’t accomplish a darn thing, except for folding laundry. Which wasn’t even my biggest concern. Even The Boyfriend, who slept half the day away, got more work done than I did. Pathetic…

Then, The Big Bang Theory was on tonight, and of course the Theory struck a theory, and I had this big plan to blog about it, and was a little worried about laws that I could possibly break, so I was talking it out with The Boyfriend. His response was bland and dull (mainly because I was talking really fast, and he doesn’t follow that so well – no offense babe ;)), so I quickly lost interest in that.

Then I was helping make food, and remembered that I had to blog. Normally takes me about half an hour or so to blog it all out, and so I quickly jumped over here. Wouldn’t you know, my grumpy teething (I’m not even kidding you… I’m so sad…) baby, starts to wake up. He keeps going out of awake and asleep, and that’s almost more stressful. You’re rushing around to get the stuff that you started done, so that you can tend to a crying baby. And then, just to screw with you, baby stops crying and acts all content, and you’re like “Phew, I can finish doing what I started!”, but then, no… Then the crying starts all over again, so you begin to rush. As you can see, this type of vicious circle can get exhausting and annoying…

Well here goes the circle, so time for me to be a Mommy. I’ll write more tomorrow…

Today has been an incredibly long day. The poor Boyfriend is exhausted and I feel so bad for him, because even though he had last night off, he had to go back to work today.

We decided today would be the perfect day to do some cleaning. Really, he did all the cleaning, I just kind of paced. So he took no nap because he was hard at work doing a variety of things. Like sweeping the floor (which I was hoping I wouldn’t have to do), he tidied up the storage room (which hasn’t been touched in months, and has become a catch-all for junk), took all the bags of bottles (from the 2 bottles of Sprite I go through a day), downstairs so they were out of the way Β and even took apart the futon so we could get the kids on the big mattress instead of the small mattress.

I did some dishes today, and made a delicious and classic Sunday dinner. We had roast beef, yorkshire puddings, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes and gravy. Unfortunately there was no corn, but I was filled after one plate and only Kaeidyn asked for more meat.

Kenzie hasn’t been feeling very good since yesterday when he puked. He spent most of yesterday sleeping, and then spent the daytime today playing games or watching TV, and then fell asleep shortly after dinnertime. He’s been completely asleep ever since.

So, I was watching The Golden Globes and you would not believe what happened. I literally was so excited. Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory (my current favourite comedy on TV), and Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls (my second favourite show of all time, coming second only to ER), presented an award together.

Jim Parsons and Lauren Graham

I have to admit that I have a huge crush on Jim Parsons, also known as Sheldon Cooper. At first I thought it was just a crush on his character, but then I went on YouTube and watched a few hours worth of interviews with him, and then seeing him on Rachael Ray and Ellen (the only thing that’s on at 4 and 6 when I’m most likely to be watching TV), I think he is so sexy in this totally different way.

Lauren Graham is just plain amazing. I watched her way back when she was on Newsradio, and then I started watching Gilmore Girls the very first time it was ever played. And then I watched it throughout the whole seven seasons (I took a hiatus sometime during 2001 or 2002, though caught up…), plus I watched it when it started from the beginning and carried through on the W Network, and now we’re working on building my DVD collection, and have the first and second season and are expanding as quickly as I can.

So I was so happy to see that two of my favourite people presented an award together. Right away, The Boyfriend and I were going off about them being in a romantic comedy together. Though I still don’t know if I could ever see Sheldon Cooper with another human being in an intimate sense, let alone a woman. And if it is going to be a woman, it should be me, and Lauren Graham can wait her turn.

I’m really hoping tomorrow I’ll have more energy than I did today. Today, I was craving a smoke so bad. I don’t even know why. It seems the more time that goes by, the more I miss smoking. I miss having the excuse, I miss having the routine. “I’ll make dinner after this smoke”, “Oh, dinner is done. Time for a smoke”, I miss that. I miss taking a bath and The Boyfriend having to bring me down a smoke, it was a reason for him to come in while I was soaking. Now, there’s no reason, so he doesn’t. So today I pretty much sat curled up in a chair, whining about wanting a smoke.

Well Kaeidyn’s got school tomorrow, and we’ve gotta get up early so that she can take a bath in the morning. Hopefully my sketchiness will be under control enough tonight, that I’ll just fall straight to sleep. Doors locked, check. Light on, check. Now it’s just a matter of not thinking about anything morbid. Wish me luck πŸ˜‰

So not a super long post tonight, my house is incredibly hot again, Carter is rather grumpy and wants some cuddles, and I’m super tired. But it’s my goal to blog everyday, so here I am.

I used my new vacuum today. Boy do I love it. It glides across my carpet with ease, it picks up tons of junk (which my floor always seems to have lots of!), and it was quiet so vacuuming while The Boyfriend sleeps is no biggie. The kids even got to use it today, though that doesn’t get to happen anymore because I want this vacuum to last awhile. We have had 3 or 4 vacuums break since I moved into this place 2 years ago!

Today seemed like an exhausting day, even though looking back on it, it probably wasn’t all that bad. Kenzie was grounded off of games today for throwing games yesterday, so that was the start of one annoyance. Every half hour or so, “Mommy, can I play a game”, then I’d say “No, you’re grounded” “Why? Did I throw the game?” “Yes, you did. So you don’t get to play today.” “Awwww!”. I hate that without even meaning to at all, I’ve got a kid who won’t stop talking about computer games.

And I swear Kaeidyn’s turning too, though that one is more of my fault. She gets jealous that Kenzie’s down playing games all day. So she’s got her own little browser on the computer, and more recently has learnt how to type in words written on pieces of paper. So GamesGames and TreehouseTV are normally typed into the omnibar of the Google Chrome Browser and away Kaeidyn goes. Gaming’s just gonna end up coming naturally for Keirnan and Carter.

Do you think that’s normal for this new generation to have more access to video games? Is it abnormal for a 3-year-old to be playing video games?

Well tomorrow is another day of school for Kaeidyn, probably another day of games for Kenzie, another day of squealing for Keirnan. For Carter it’ll be another day of doing what he’s doing now, and that’s crying. For me, it’ll be another day of cleaning, exhaustion and body aches. Whoever said this job was easy? At least The Big Bang Theory and House are on tomorrow night!!

So I’m not writing a super long post today, because I’m being too much of a perfectionist and it’s just being ridiculous. I’ve started my Marathon Day 4 post, and deleted it and edited it and then re-edited it, too many times today to want to look at it anymore.

My task is to Analyze a Successful Blog in my niche. Now I have a handful and a half, at least, of family or Mommy or parenting blogs in my Google Reader. Alot of these have only been added in the last month or two, so I’m still in decision making mode about which ones I truly like and which ones I don’t like. But just to see what the top family/Mommy/parenting blogs look like, I jumped over to Technorati and checked out the Top 100 Family Blogs. So now I’m in the state of going through all these new blogs, and picking out the good from the bad (in my opinion…).

So after deciding that 31 days to do all these things that require alot of time, effort and research, could definitely not be done everyday for 31 days by someone who doesn’t write a blog as their lifetime job, is a little advanced. I’m giving my brain a rest for one night. Unfortunately, it’s not working out for me so well.

After The Boyfriend left for work, I was channel surfing like I normally do on Monday nights, while I wait for The Big Bang Theory to come on. I stumbled across this show on PBS called This Emotional Life, and so here I’ve been for the last hour and a half watching it (and absolutely loving seeing Alanis Morissette!), and I’m really enjoying it.

Of course, I wanted to share with everyone my excitement over a cool show with Alanis Morissette on it, that’s about social relationships and neurological processes. It basically proves that love, compassion and attachment are a vital part of human development, as essential as food and shelter.

I personally, almost need the logic of a scientist to believe in anything, but I’m a romantic at heart. So while I believe in love at first sight and soulmates, it’s much more reassuring to me when there’s a psychologist or neurologist telling me it exists. That and it’s amazing to learn about what happens to the mind and which horomones are released and all the little things that a body does when a woman has a chance to bond with her baby, or a person falls in love for the first time, or when two people have sex.

So about 45 minutes ago now, I jumped on the computer with the intention of writing a great blog post about this show. Then I started writing, and I kept jumping all over the place. I’d be writing in a more essay type style, and then I’d be writing like I was telling The Boyfriend about this awesome show I just saw on TV, and I just couldn’t focus on it.

I restarted and then deleted a whole bunch, and about 20 minutes later after not being able to get anywhere further than “So…”, I just decided I would write a quick post and let you know that I did start my Problogger task, and I am planning on posting it tomorrow, along with Day 5’s focus on my current readers.

Oh by the way, I made myself these super cool, easy-to-use Blog Ideas lists. I haven’t started filling mine out yet, but after this post, I’ll be able to. Here’s a couple of pictures to make you smile:

Merry Christmas

Kaeidyn’s
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Kenzie’s
Spider Man

Kaeidyn, my 5-year-old girl in Kindergarten, had her Christmas Concert on Thursday. Her class and another Kindergarten class sang “Up On The Rooftop” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Leading up to the concert she sang mostly “Up on the Rooftop”, but since Christmas Break has officially begun (and upon watching it on TV), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the only song we hear from her.

Pictures of Kaeidyn

Kaeidyn Ember

So tonight we recorded it with Audacity, and of course that meant everyone else wanted to record a song. Luckily we got some practice in with the microphone, playing American Idol 2 on the PS3 this morning. Spider-Man is one of my 3-year-old son, Kenzie’s, favourite songs. The only one he ever willingly sings – and performs all too often somedays!

Keirnan, my 2-year-old boy, did record a track too, though his was long, spaced out grunting that was hard to hear, so I decided we’ll wait until a day when he gets up a little bit more courage. He still isn’t comfortable with the whole talking to other people thing. To himself and a book, he speaks his own language while he’s reading, and every once and awhile you’ll hear a word in English. To other people, he grunts, expecting his brother or sister to speak for him (which they normally do)!

Pictures of Kenzie

Kenzie and Keirnan

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Carter, thankfully, was sleeping and recorded nothing. He’s almost two months and is growing up way too fast. While I’m happy that he’s doing so great, I’m sad that my baby (which I feel like I just had!) is not a wittle itty baby anymore.

With Kaeidyn, Kenzie and Keirnan, they were all small. Two of them were premature to some degree. Kenzie was the heaviest one at a whopping (sarcasm) 6 lbs 11 0z. They didn’t gain weight fast. They felt like babies for awhile, they were helpless little babies for awhile.

Pictures of Keirnan

Keirnan Cahlen

Carter, on the other hand, being born closest to his due date is a “big” boy. Knocking Kenzie out of the heaviest spot, came sweet Carter, 7 lb 14 oz!! Yes, that came out of me!!! Now weighing 12 lbs 2.5 oz and having amazing neck stability, he doesn’t feel like my little baby anymore.

Everyone thinks I’m over-exaggerating, but as a Mom of four, I can say with a pretty good sureity (if that’s even a word…), that my 2-month-old is already preparing to crawl! He gets up on his elbows and pushes himself all over the place with his knees and feet, sloppily almost crawling along. In the last week, we’ve had to upgrade from a small, baby-sized comforter for him to wriggle around on, to a large, adult-sized comforter.

Pictures of Carter

Carter Drayke

Back to the point of the “thankfully”, now that he’s growing up so fast, he’s staying awake for longer and longer periods of time. And while I’m convinced he’s preparing for crawling, I never claimed he liked to do it!! He’s awake, he’s bored, he cries. The only thing that entertains him is being held – and lately his preference seems to be Mommy. I love when my kids want me, but in case I haven’t said it enough, I’m a Mom of four! It’s hard to hold a baby through everything. Don’t think I haven’t thought of a Snugli either, because I own one and it’s useful… to an extent.

Today especially was a rougher day. The Boyfriend, who works graveyards right now, worked last night. Doesn’t work tonight. The plan was that he was going to sleep during the day today, so that we could have the nighttime together. Then we ended up having to do some running around in the middle of the afternoon and he couldn’t sleep.

Pictures of The Family

Carter on the Mind

Right before dinnertime, he started getting really tired and I knew it would be no time at all until he “dozed off” (more like passed out). He falls asleep, Carter starts freaking out. Luckily, the other kids were all down in my room watching Alvin and the Chipmunks so I could make dinner.

So here I am, with Carter in his Snugli, being very careful not to burn his toes on the stove, because it was the only thing that calmed him. It felt like he stayed awake crying for hours. Thankfully, he’s asleep now, and should be for at least another hour – hopefully!

Sadly, The Boyfriend is still sleeping. I don’t think I’m going to be able to wake him up for anything more than going to bed. And we were supposed to watch The Big Bang Theory (which we are huge fans of, and he hasn’t seen since going back to work after his paternity leave ended) and Inglorious Basterds tonight… sadness… It’s hard to stay upset at him for things like that when he’s laying in the chair, smiling in his sleep and looking so cute. Wait, I’m going to crab the camera and show you πŸ˜‰

Pictures of The Boyfriend

Sleeping Beauty

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I have no new pictures of Kenzie alone because whenever we’re taking pictures, he’s downstairs playing games. So the best I can do is him and Keirnan together πŸ˜‰