Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shredhead Update

So gosh I've not updated about this in a while. Let's see...I didn't finish the 30 Day Shred. It wasn't because I was unmotivated or something like that but for me it was the fact that I was exercising in my living room and it wasn't sitting well with me. Although I didn't finish this video, it motivated my ass to move.

Since I started the 30 Day Shred on Aug 2, 2009 (and finished doing it 2 weeks later...) I have been moving every day. Instead of continuing the video back in August, I started to get out an hour a day and ride my bike. I would sometimes do it for over an hour but usually it was an hour. I absolutely love my bike and my friend Rachel helped me develop the courage to ride my bike on roads with traffic. I also have started backpacking, another trip scheduled for PA in Nov, and I'm hiking all the time now. As a break for me and for the kids as well, we go to the Y Monday through Friday (except of course when a kid is sick, which is the case this week :( .) This has allowed me to work out and start training my body for the next triathlon season. So overall the video was a huge help for me in motivating me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Rental Car

Umm I was told I was getting a large sedan to hold all 3 of my carseats...

Check this baby out! This is either a practical joke or someone is stupid and could care less what I needed. I have to throw myself up and over to get in (yay shoulder injury!) and the kids have handles on their sides so I can pull myself up into the beast. On any other occasion, cool perhaps but uhh...well atleast my kids are tickled by the big, red beast. WTF? HAHAHA Seriously all I can do is laugh cause the mofos are not listening to me it seems, I've contacted a lawyer...what a big frickin hassle. To be continued. Oh and the beast gets 16.8 mpg...are you kidding me?

Hey Yo!

I was in a car accident two Sundays ago. Coming home from camping I stopped at a red light just before the exit that would lead me to my children. Jason was in Las Vegas for work and the kids were at their grandparents. The only thing on my mind was a cup of coffee and a hot shower and getting through the rest of the day on a limited amount of sleep from the previous two nights, Jason wasn't due home until late that night. While camping it rained and at night the temperatures were in the high 20's, I felt it. I couldn't get warm the whole weekend so I hiked and hiked and hiked some more. I had so much fun.

So I was in a car accident. While at a light I see in my rearview mirror a car come flying around a bend in the road. I knew by how fast he was driving that he was going to fly through the red light and into the intersection. But for some reason he came into my lane and slammed into me...I guess the big silver minivan was a better target than the unknown of the intersection...fucker. At any rate, he hit me going about 55 mph. And since I saw it coming I stood on my brake, had enough time to say, "That Motherfucker!" and then he hit me. My van moved about a foot but fortunately did not hit another car in front of me. So dude's car was totaled and needed towed away and he got a ticket and admitted he wasn't paying attention (that makes me feel better b/c he didn't say sorry for rear ending me.) I on the other was just like, "let me the fuck out of here cause this is annoying and all I want is a cup of coffee." But the cops told me to go to the ER and get checked out because my left arm was numb near the shoulder area. I went to the ER and I'm fine overall, no broken bones.

What a headache this has been. I was in the ER for 5.5 hours, never did get that cup of coffee...:) The Huz stayed home the next day and the grandparents kept the kids until their dad could get them the next day. I filled my muscle relaxer script, took a hot shower and passed out for a whole day. I woke up to an answering machine full of messages from Chiropractors, Lawyers and Auto Body Shops-bastards. This continued every single day for the last week, minus the weekend. I also received 5 or more pieces of mails from other law practices, collision repair centers and medical offices, every single day. Talk about BULLSHIT! It seems traffic accidents are for all to see and anyone can access the information, including my phone number and address. They even have my driver's license number...WTF. Can you tell I'm annoyed? Yeah I'm annoyed alright.

So my shoulder and left arm have been burning and are really tight and they keep going numb. I took it easy while at the Y but it was just pissing me off cause it frickin hurts-I totally know it could've been way worse and I'm terribly grateful it's not.

So yesterday I fought on the phone with the dude's insurance, Grange, because they want me to bring my van to one of their collision locations so I can get an inspection by one of their estimators. Say what? I've been in 9 other car accidents (I caused one) and the person at fault, their insurance company has always come to my house and estimated the damage. I explained that I had 3 little kids and how it really was an inconvenience for me to have to come to them especially when I wasn't the one that was at fault...they didn't care because that's the way they do it. So to get them off my back, I packed up the kids and got them in the van to go meet their estimator. On the way out I checked the mailbox and saw a letter from Grange. It was from one of the guys I talked to last Tuesday, 6 days ago as of yesterday. The letter said, "That although I have 2 years to file a claim...He was going to close my file in 1o days since he hasn't been able to get a hold of me for some time." WTF? It's been 6 days?? Dude give me a frickin bone, I have 3 little kids (and although it's hard to believe for some, we don't sit around the house all day eating bonbons and watching tv.) AND I wasn't the one that caused the damn accident. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about..but let's just say they're a bit pushy.

Today we are dropping the van off at the dealership/body shop that we usually go to. Grange has arranged for me to have a rental car meet me there. I have an appointment with a sports med doctor next week to have my shoulder looked at and I had my phone disconnected, we were planning on doing this anyways and using our cells but I did it a bit sooner since my phone number got handed out. So friends if you need to get a hold of me just shoot me an email and I'll give you my cell number.

What a pain... oh my goodness.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby J: 18 months

Baby J, what a delight. He's so silly and makes all of us laugh. He's ma, da da, Naw ra (Super N), Wha (W), ma (mine), ball, apple, nana (banana), la u (love you), ba (bye), he (hi) and a few others I can't remember right now. Here's some pics from this morning, a belly ache got me up at 4am-BAH!, hence pictures pre 7am. It's neat to be able to enjoy this age with my littlest.

When W was 18 months, Super N was 1.5 months, and that time was pure chaos. In retrospect I don't recall being able to enjoy the age of 18 months for very long because I was so overwhelmed. But now things are not as chaotic and I don't have an infant to attend to nor a pregnancy to be distracted by, I was 7 months pregnant when Super N was 18 months. Things are a bit easier with the kids these days, yes I'm overwhelmed still, not sure that will ever change it's pretty much self induced but overall they're really great. We started Letterboxing and we hike at least once a week or just go out and explore. The older two are now completely potty trained (sans a night dipe which Super N doesn't seem to wet.) The kids increasing independence has become delightful for all.

Some negatives I am dealing with are a whiney, sometimes so intense I want to drop him off on the side of the road, 4.5 year old and my 3 year old likes to throw royal, ear screeching tantrums in the middle of Old Navy and other establishments, Chick Fil A...But overall they're sweet and can talk to me about stuff and make their desires known-huge, HUGE deal-am I right?

Although winter frightens me a little with the dreary days and the feelings of being stuck inside for months on end, I'm excited for Christmas and for the Columbus Zoo Wild-lights and just overall seeing the kids enjoy this time of year. Anyone else looking forward to Christmas or winter in some way? Or are you dreading it? Do you have "things" planned to keep the babes busy during that time of year? Always interested to learn what others are planning.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Bird House and Barking Spiders

I bought a Bird House and I really like it.

Oh and W, the silly 4 year old. Evertime he passes gas (we say fart around here) he says it was a Barking Spider.

Momma-What was that?? Did you...?
W-No!!! That was a Barking Spider! hahaha

Have a great weekend. I'm off to do a lot of homework, studying and I have two hikes scheduled.