Sunday, February 10, 2008


What have I given up for Lent? Beer. Yes, beer. We've almost completed a whole week of lent and I didn't realize how much I drank beer, I've been sober for 5 days, 14 hours, 33 minutes and 2 seconds. Wow, what a lifestyle change. It's going to be a long 40 weeks.
I'm sure you're all wondering why I haven't contributed to my blog lately. Well, I started my job a couple weeks ago. I've been assigned to an 87 year old male whose wife died in November. He is very sad and lonely without her. With some of his own health issues, he's unable to keep up his home and prepare himself meals--typical male right?. So I go visit with him 3 nights a week. When I arrive he insists I sit and chat with him (he thinks I work really hard with the kids all day, I won't dare tell him the truth). After we chat, I make us dinner and we chat some more. Then I get some light cleaning done for him. He gets upset with me at times because I should be relaxing, not cleaning (yeah, I'm too pretty for that he says, have I mentioned I want him to be my husband???) He actually wants to make sure Joel will not get jealous of him. My challenge with this old man, is that he was a Biology Professor for 40 years. He does not believe in a higher being or think he will be united with his wife again. It's fun trying to convince him though-- I think he's entertained by me. We've had some interesting conversations. Lately we've discussed the presidential election--he thinks that Obama is evil (his middle name is Hussain you know) and he is going to covert us all to be muslim. If Hillary is on the ticket he says he's lowering his standards and voting Republican. It's hard to keep my filter on with this guy!!!
Anyway, that's what I've been doing. This is what Rebekah is up to...

Loving OREOS!

Monday, January 28, 2008


Pterodactyl talk. A Wittke trait I apparently did not acquire, but my son did (I'm wondering if I will ever hear the end of it).

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Son Everyone Worries About

As Sam skips off the bus this afternoon, I notice he's surprisingly in a good mood. I know he's had this "girlfriend" at school--how serious can it be right? Well, this is what I find in his backpack today:

"Wil you kis me sam (kiss lips illustrated here)
Love Emily"

So, I ask Sam, did you kiss Emily today? He admits to a peck on the cheek. Oh, I'm so scared. This is just the beginning. When are we obligated to pay child support?????

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

French Fries

I remember when I said, "My kids will not eat french fries before the age of one". Well, as you can see by the recent picture, I broke down. McDonald's french fries are too good not share with your loved ones. I've justified her first fry since she was also eating peas. Poor Rebekah, it's all down hill from here. Next week, filet o' fish here we come!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Got the job! Details to follow next week, until then....

The kids are excited there is a white blanket of snow outside (half of which is in my mud room now). Eating Grandma's famous popcorn recipe and hot cocoa as they warm up.

Let's pray for school tomorrow.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Job Update

I wanted to thank those of you who have said so many wonderful things about me to my potential future employer. I will now have to live up to all those expectations, including climbing Mount Everest and walking across the Delaware. The woman that called me today said if I don't get arrested in the next few days she will be calling me with a job offer--she obviously does not know my children. I failed to tell her I had a trip to the doctors office for the 4th time in ten days with all 3 kids. It was a nightmare. It got so bad, the doctor prescribed ME a book to read about how to control my children. It was humiliating. It also didn't help to hear Rebekah STILL has an ear infection and Sam now has a double ear infection. Since Sam did not go to school today, his homework was sent home with a friend. I have kindly given that task to Joel. I already hear the frustrations. "FOCUS!", says Joel. However, last night's verbals were a little more profane as the Cowboys lost their chance in the playoffs. Thank God football is over for the Cowboys this season, I couldn't handle even one more game. The closer they get to victory, the more intense it got around here. Speaking of which, I placed 3rd in Poker Saturday night--another $15 in my pocket!
Also, want to congratulate my friend (you know who you are) who just found out she is expecting her 3rd child. This is such great news and I'm so happy for us, we can be admitted to the loony bin together!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Biggest Loser

This biggest loser diet contest stinks! Our neighborhood is having a contest, who can lose the most weight from now until Memorial Day weekend. Joel and I are both on board so the healthy eating began last week. Problem is, I LOVE to eat. I think eating well is living well. (I must get that from my Grandpa, Lee Wittke) So, life was so much fun for awhile (pregnancy, then breastfeeding), now Rebekah is 6 1/2 months old and I've officially stopped breastfeeding. Very liberating, however, now I have no excuse to eat chocolate chip cookies, candy, pecan dreams, ice cream or left over fries from the kids' Happy Meals after I've finished my super-sized value meal. It's all about carrots, celery, chicken, chicken, and more chicken, rice, oatmeal and water. BORING. This is no way to live. I'm the fattest one of our group so I have the most to lose, good luck to me.

P.S. Brett, if you happen to read this before the game, good luck to you as well! Go PACKERS (that's for you mom)

P.S.S. Ladies poker league tonight at 7pm. Hopefully I will NOT be the biggest loser. Good luck to me again!