The things I wish I had time for

Yesterday was officially my last day at AWhere Incorporated.  I’m really relieved that my Algebra class is finally over.. and I can finally start focusing on making good grades.. instead of just getting bye.  I was working about 20-25 hours a week while taking 16 hours a semester. I was just running from one place another and doing my darndest to just stay afloat.  So I ended up last semester with 4 B’s and 1 C.  My GPA when I transfered to UMHB was a 3.27.. Now it’s a 2.6 something.  So pray for Sarah and I as we try and cut 600 dollars out of our budget every month. 

Now this brings me to an update on the things that I hope to have time for with the extra hours every day:


  1. Exercise:  I’m currently 290 lbs and I want to be 230 again by this time next year.  I’m off to a pretty good start as I started watching what I  was eating about two weeks ago and I’m already down 10 lbs from then.  I’ve swam 500 meters twice and run 3 to 5 miles 3 times in the last two weeks.  Prior to that… I hadn’t run since February probably. . .
  2. Writing:  Steven has started a writing group and I really want start getting some of the ideas in my head out on paper.  My week to submit came right as my finals hit for my math class… so I was the first person not to submit during their week.  Not going to happen again!  I want to actually get chapters ahead so I’m always submitting something I’ve written weeks ago.. we’ll see if it actually happens
  3. TV!:  Has TV ever been as exciting as it is now? Lost is over, but I really want to catch up on all these shows:
                 Caprica – Awesome spin off of Battlestar Galactica.
                 Castle   -  Awesome show with Nathan Fillion (captain from Firefly)  If you like Law & Order..       You’ll love Castle!
                  Fringe  -  This is an X-Files meets Lost kind of show, but they have Leonard Nemoy playing a character so I can’t help myself but want to watch it.  
                  Stargate Universe – I’ve heard a lot of good things about this show, but a few bad things.  I’ll judge for myself. 

   I can’t even remember the last time I got to watch any of them.  I may have to download since hulu only caries the last 5 that aired on TV.


The girls are doing nice, the older is making progress with potty training, but mommy and daddy need to gain some patience with the little blunders.  And we need a bark collar for the younger one… I’m not joking.. she screams until Sarah picks her up… and she screams loud.. all day long.  Since I’m obviously kidding about the bark collar..  any advice on how to get her to be a little less dependant being held 24/7?

2 thoughts on “The things I wish I had time for”

  1. Some babies just need the physical contact especially if they didn’t get it at a younger age (i.e. before the two of you came into her world). Distractions do help if you can get her to enjoy toys as you play with them while you sit on the floor RIGHT NEXT to her, she will eventually reach out and play with them herself. Music can help too, but choose calming tunes first, if they don’t work at all, find some fun music that you can sing along with as she seems to be totally wrapped up in you two.

    Also, hang in there with the potty training “oopsies.” Steven and Mar can give you bunches of ideas there I’ll bet. All I can do is smile and say “I remember that.”

    Take care dear,

  2. Dude Jason, remember Seporah was 4.5 before she was potty trained and we’re in the middle of potty training Felicity having no idea how long that’ll take. My only big advice for the oopsies is don’t punish her when they happen, that will get you nowhere. M&Ms seem to be a pretty good incentive, but really we can only get Felicity to pee in the potty 3-4 times a day at this point. She pees in her pull-up everyday no matter what. Potty training is not fun.

    The screaming, oh lord I can remember screaming. From the time Seporah was about 20 months to about 34 months she screamed all the flippin’ time, course it was temper tantrum screams that we had no control over, that we had no off button whatsoever. No big advice except for good luck and I’m betting she’ll outgrow it eventually.

    Yep, gonna have to say I like them better when they’re bigger and less screamy and not in diapers. Lots of people say they LOVE the baby stage, but I am just not one of them. Love you and you’ll make it through.

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