Monday, June 20, 2011

What a Blog? Oh yeah I have a Blog!!

Well Hello Bloggers,
I know that it is pretty sad that I haven't posted in oh 2 years... so rather than update you all on the past two years, I am going to let you all in on the immediate goings ons in Hosmeritaville.

I know that my facebook posts have been ambiguously referring to big changes etc, and I am now ready to let you all in on the story.

The Hubster and I are strongly considering a move to San Antonio. That's right the big state of Texas, where people are still conservative, and that big golden orb in the sky actually makes a daily appearance. I know that God has a plan for us, I do not feel that that plan includes staying here in the Capital city of Rain.

My issue is just calming down and letting God take the reigns. All in due time, all in God's timing, pray more, these are all things that I keep hearing from people. The thing is, I pray, a lot, and by a lot, I mean I seriously have an internal dialogue with the Big Man all day long. I am pretty sure I am on His list of "ramblers" so I don't really need to hear that I need to pray more, because trust me, I am a prayer.

Planning a new life in a state that is far away, very different, and you have only been to once in your life is kind of daunting. We have great family down there, family that my kids have never really been close with, family that i feel it is very important to build a relationship with. the Hubster's family, with the exception of one sister and his Momma are all down there. I have been surrounded by my family for the past errr... hmmm 28 years and I know how important it is to have that strong relationship, so I think it is time for the Hubster to have that chance. We were blessed enough to have the opportunity to leave the kiddos with my parents for a week, and to head on down to the Lone Star state for a week long vacation of just the Hubster an myself. We slept in, drove around looking at neighborhoods, spent countless hours having a blast in his parents pool and really growing the relationship with his father and step-mom. We had A BLAST! We ate more than we should have, drank more than we should have, and I got waaaaay more sun than I should have. His sister and I were lucky enough to have poolside dinner and bar service in the backyard pool, and made our way down to a hole in the wall where her husband and I beat the pants off of the siblings in darts (go Team France!)

Needless to say i may have fell in love with the state of Texas. Now that we are back I fall in love a little bit more, for one my allergies have decided to try to kill me on an hourly basis. While Texas is a little dusty, it feels cleaner, more wholesome, nobody begging for money all day on the overpasses. The Hubster and I look at each other daily and our decision is becoming much more clear on a daily basis.

So we turn it over to God, our hearts are open to change, and we are committed to making that change, it is now all in His hands and on His timeline...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tag Your it!

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

Of Course Mindy had to tag me! I thought I had dodged a bullet!

1. I am the youngest of six kids, we are a combined family, you know like the Brady bunch only on crack...

2. The first person to hit on me my freshman year was an Oregon State Football player named Noah Happe, he walked up to me and said, "Hey babe, I'm a football player, what do you think of that?" In total Kim fashion I asked, "Is that the best you can do? No thanks..." He ended up being a bouncer in the bar I bartended at, we were friends in a never EVER be alone in the back with him kind of way. Creepy!

3. I was a bartender in college, and started the day after my 21st birthday. Watching all the stupid people made me give up alcohol completely, other than some wine every now and then.

4. I met my husband at that same bar, he was my manager...

5. My father has Genius level IQ.

6. I was captain of my cheer leading squad in High School, shhhhh don't tell any of my friends now.

7. My husband and I were baptized November 19th, 2006 while I was pregnant with our youngest, so does that technically mean that Richie has already been baptized?

8. I read the ENTIRE Twilight Saga (as in like 2000 pages or more) in four days.

9. I became a vegetarian a week ago.

10. We are considering moving to San Antonio in the next two years.

11. I have 6 calendars that I obsessively update, and I still forget people's birthdays!

12. Really, I am only at 12???

13. My favorite coffee place is Dutch Bros.

14. My favorite drink there is a LARGE White Almond Mocha, hint hint hint!

15. My husband and I got engaged, found out we were pregnant, and got married all in the span on 2 weeks! I swear in that order! I had the ring and everything when I took the test!

16. Ava (my oldest daughter) is a miracle from God, she survived the morning after pill and I cry every time I think about the fact that she had a 95% chance of not being with us if that thing had worked. I thank God every day for my little princess and I love her so much.

17. Julie Armbruster was the first person I called when I took the pregnancy test, she stayed on the phone with me while I proceeded to take 4 more!

18. I will finally walk for graduation next Spring.

19. My sister and her friends snuck me into a bar in Seattle when I was 16, naughty naughty!

20. I was proposed to in the Bahamas by the guy who rented out the scuba gear. His name was "Lover Boy Roy," when I turned him down he turned to my friend and asked her (and I thought I was special, boo, hoo.)

21. I have ran into a screen door 4 times in my life. Two of those were back to back (Lowe was there!)

22. I have known two of my best friends Julie and Tara since I was in 2nd grade.

23. My life was changed when I joined my MOPS group, and met Karen Martin.


25. I am an avid Days of Our Lives watcher, I watched it with my Grandparents when I was like 4, and I haven't stopped since. I WATCHED BO AND HOPE GET MARRIED (the first time!!!)

I tag Becca, Kari, and Ona, because it isn't like you have anything else to do right!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


The following is an AAR (After Action Review) of the following incidents, leading to the award of super mom, presented by myself to myself...

Who: Princess
When: Friday Morning
Where: Breakfast Table
What: Princess puking her breakfast and her dinner from last night all over the kitchen table.
Reason for the award: Hubby is gone and has been for two weeks
Actions Taken: Mopping, Bath, some gagging (on my part) some loves (that I would pay for later)

When: 12:20am, 1:20am, 2:20am, 3:20am, 4:20am, 5:20am, 7am Saturday Morning
Who: Hosmerita (me)
Where: Master Bathroom Porcelain throne, followed by a day on the couch with two super energised children running around (princess was feeling much better.)
What: Revisiting my meals from the past 2 days.
Reason For Award: See above

I fully accept the award of Super Mom, at least for the next few days.

By the way I weighed myself this morning just for fun, I have lost 8 pounds. I am sure the whole puking numerous times thing helped jump start the weight loss!

Friday, August 22, 2008

12 Steps

I am starting a 12 step program.
In this program we are suppose to admit to ourselves, God and another human being (so the dog doesn't count) that I have a problem.
I have chosen to share it with all of you.
Now before you start to smile because you think I am joking, I am 100% serious and I just really need a TON of accountability and support.

My name is Hosmerita (some of you know my real name) and I am an over-eater.

August 23rd will be my day one to recovery.

I hide what I eat.

I feel guilty after eating it.

I know that I eat too much.

The other night, I ate until I almost became physically sick. I was at my sister's and my fingers started to swell up so bad that I had to cut off my wedding ring. I weigh 80 pounds more than I did 4 years ago.

This is my wake up call.

God was telling me that something had to change.

I have a sponsor who has lost 100 pounds in this program and she will be there for me every step of the way.

I e-mail her my meal for the next day the night before and I must stick to it. So I wont be having any more sweets or bad carbs, so please don't be offended if I turn down something you made. My life depends on this.

I weighed in tonight, and then I wont touch the scale until the first of every month.

Wish me luck, have me in your prayers.

Weigh in August 22nd 11:28pm : 181 lbs (10 pounds more than when I went into the hospital to have Richie)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Memory Lane Game!

Down Memory Lane!

The Directions:
1. Leave a comment on my blog. (Even if you never have before!!!!--I know you're out there!!) In the comment, recall one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Please be nice to me! :-).

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


So I know that I said I would post more, but this is what has been going on in the Hosmerita household;
1. New fence
2. Hubby gone
3. Sister-in-law and fam in town
4. New puppy
5. Potty training puppy and three year old
6. Little man getting 8 teeth at once
7. MIDTERMS.....

So do you want to know the difference between potty training a puppy and a three year old? Nothing, they both would prefer to pee in the grass, but if they really have to go, they are happy going on the floor, the bed, the couch, pretty much wherever they darn well feel like it. They will however move over 2 inches from where they were previously sitting to go.
The biggest difference is that the puppy comes running for a treat even after she pees on my pillow, pumpkin just goes and hides, and then comes out saying "It's ok Mommy, it happens, you need to clean it."
Yes sweetheart it does happen, but Mommy would be so much happier if it happened in the potty.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Here is Ming-Ming (Or Tinkerbelle, Ava keeps jumping between the two names)! She was born on May 19th and will be able to come home with us in two weeks. We are so excited for her to join our family we can hardly stand it!!!!

I had you all fooled didn't I! Thank you for all the phone calls and kind comments, no more children for me (that I know of or plan on having), I am just trying to become that crazy dog lady!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

We are expecting!

I know, I know,
4 kids is a bit crazy but we are so excited we can hardly stand it! Stay tuned for pictures and more info.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hello from the woman who fell off the face of the blogging world...

Has it really been TWO months since my last post????
I will tell you I was in a funk. I have a week and a half break before classes start again and I am loving it. I didn't do so hot in Microbiology and Geology but who in their right mind takes those classes together! I am more disappointed because I know I could have gotten A's in both of them, but I slacked off and didn't do the work. I think it was that eye opener that I was needing to get motivated again.
I have been battling depression for the last year or so and have finally found a medication that works for me. Zoloft is my new best friend. I have a new outlook on life, I enjoy each day much more than I did before. I didn't realize just how bad it was until my hubby was working away from home for a week and I didn't have a breakdown. Wow, my poor kids, my poor husband, I was not in good shape. I am finally getting my head above water and feel like I can breathe again.
One thing that I have noticed is that I am growing stronger in my faith. I actually sat down and started reading my Bible. I got motivated after our church's dedication of the new sanctuary. I really do think that I was in a cloud. I know that some people think that we should rely on our faith to get through the depressing times, and I was one of them. However, after being on this medication I realize that I was unable to tap into my faith in the condition I was in.
I am taking time to take care of my self lately. I am getting my nails done again, I need a haircut, but I will take care of that as soon as I find a new stylist. I am feeling better. I do need to eat better and exercise, but I am feeling more motivated to do that now.
I have been thinking about my ministry lately and I think that ministering to women is my calling. I don't think I am one of those super inspiring people, but I have the gift of telling it like it is. I am not afraid to help others by airing out my own flaws. None of us are perfect even though sometimes it feels like we are expected to be. I find joy in making other women feel comfortable by knowing they are not alone. With that I have decided to take on a little more responsibility in my MOPS group. Karen and the friends I have made through that group have inspired me to be a better woman in faith. Next year I will be in charge of coordinating speakers for our meetings. I am really excited for the responsibility and want to make this year a big open book type of year. The theme this year is adventures in motherhood, and I think that is the perfect theme for a group of moms. Motherhood IS an adventure, not all adventures are fun ones, some are the most trying times of our lives, but if we rely on our faith to help us through we will be onto the next fun adventure before we know it. I want my fellow moms to know that we aren't all Bree Vandecamps (she was actually far from perfect but put on a good facade...) there are many Susans and Lynettes out there, and we are just fine that way. (If you are not a Desperate Housewives Fan you will be lost...)

So ladies, with that this far from perfect woman promises not to stay away for so long.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Two Letters One Post

Dear Portland Man who Called My Husband and His Co-Workers Baby Killers,
I just wanted to bring something to your attention. I know that the other day when you were walking by Starbucks and spotted a few soldiers sitting there enjoying a cup of coffee that you couldn't help yourself but to call them baby killers. I am sure that you have some valid reason in your head for doing so, but I am here to bring you back to planet Earth. The three soldiers that you spoke to are not coming back from killing a bunch of babies as you said, instead they work the daily grind ensuring that you still have the right to speak the thoughts that enter your peanut sized brain. I almost said that you were uneducated, but the scary thing is you probably do have a college degree, and you might have also seen combat in your day. Unfortunately you may fall into the category of former soldiers (with saying the words you did you no longer can claim to be a veteran) who came back from a war and threw the real soldiers under the bus.
I would like to see how much you would like life if these so called baby killers had never existed to protect your freedom.
The American soldiers fighting in The Middle East are fighting against real baby killers. Have you heard of the Beslan Massacre in Russia? It was funded by Al Qaeda, babies were raped and killed in front of their parents and fellow students. Our soldiers are fighting to rid the world of those monsters, they are not monsters themselves.
I have been fortunate enough that my husband has not had to go to combat, but if he did I would be proud and would hold down the fort back here at home. Two of the men at that table have been on deployments and left their families at home while you got cozy in your organic sheets.
Why don't you get into a conversation with my friend who gave birth to her son a few months back and had her husband on a web cam from Iraq? I bet she would have a few choice words for you. What sacrifices have you made for this country that gives you freedom of speech lately? Have you sacrificed anything like this Oregon Native and his family, whom I worked with for two years? How about you get into a conversation with his wife who has been raising their son alone since his death a little over a year ago.
How about the next time a thoughtless comments boils up inside, you call and tell someone who is mindless enough to care. Or better yet why don't you find a country that will share your same sentiments.
A Soldier's Wife and A Proud American

Dear Man on a Harley,
Dear Sir, I am not sure that you realize the thoughtfulness of your actions the other day. You rode up to Starbucks on your Harley and spotted three soldiers sitting enjoying a cup of coffee. You then proceeded to purchase them each a $25 gift card. What you may not have realized is that not five minutes before they had all been called baby killers by the mindless idiot I mention above. Sir you are a TRUE American, and I thank you for your kind heart. You are a true blessing.
A Soldier's wife