Thursday, November 29, 2007

3 Cheers for Mom!

For everyone out there who is dying to know... I went to the store today! My kids cheered. Yes, cheered. As in, "yea mom went to the store". That's how bad it was. Mother of year... NOT was not made up for nothing people!

My daughter woke up sick this morning. She must of had a 12 hour stomach bug. Cuz she is F.I.N.E now! So I missed half a day of work, which is exactly what I wanted to do since I missed a bazillion days in October when I was dying. Oh well... I got to go to the store. Since she had nothing here to eat for lunch. (Thus the note

My oldest came home from school and went to bed. He just got up a little bit ago and came upstairs and said he could tell he was coming down with something. I am NOT ready for round two!!!!!! My gawd, he started this crap to begin with when he had strep throat in October, then I got my near-death-bed illness and now it's starting all over again. Lucky me!

My two oldest had a two hour late start yesterday and NO ONE missed the bus this time. HIP HIP HOORAY! It's good to know someone does learn from their mistakes.

I know I have talked about this before, but I love my cat. I mean, I totally heart him. He is cute and cuddly. He normally is well behaved and low key. Normally being the key word! Last night the squirrels must of slipped him some crack because that cat was running nuts all over the house. He was sitting in our big window in the dining room...okay that was normal... but he started to climb up the window...fell off (landed on his feet of course, cuz he's a cat!) and then jumped up in the air and took off like a bat out of hell. His eyes were HUGE and his pupils were as big as his eyes so they looked all black... thus the conclusion he must be on crack. He doesn't go outside, so he must of bribed the squirrels somehow to bring him some. He then proceeded to try and run out of the living room and go down the hall, he must not of seen me standing there (again the crack made him delusional) and he ran smack dab into my shin, fell back, shook his head and then ran hell bent to nowhere down the hallway. He is 3 1/2 so not so much of kitten, but he definitely let his inner kitten come out last night.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Notes from a 9 year old

My daughter left me a note tonight on the table. It was written on her dry erase board. She wrote it right after school before she went to dance class. It said, "Mommy. Go to the store tomorrow/today. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard... well you know the rest and so does my daughter!

I guess I will making a trip to the store tomorrow, since indeed the cupboards are bare.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

7 Weird Things About Me

I got tagged by stacie to write 7 weird things about me. I will give it my best shot, but there is not much that is weird about me. :)

1. I got married very young. Barely 19 and had my son when I was not quite 20. We didn't date in high school, we were friends that decided to date after graduation. Needless to say, we did get divorced but we remain very good friends to this day.

2. I met my husband at work. We started going to lunch together for many, many, many months, decided to date and
one thing lead to another and we will be married 4 months on Friday.

3. I am a homebody. I don't really like socializing and going out and prefer to stay home with my family to that of going out.

4. I am 8 credits away from my BS in accounting and have been for the past 2 years. I really need to just get it done already! Although my job has absolutely nothing to do with accounting, it would be nice to just have it over with.

Whew...this is HARD!

5. I always wanted to be a zoo keeper or a dancer when I was younger. The zoo keeper because I love the big cats the most and dreamt of taking care of them. Dancer because I always took dance, taught dance and loved it.... well I still do.

6. I have lived in the same house for 17 years, which is a long freaking time since I am only mid-thirties!

7. I live in the same small town I grew up in. I have never lived anywhere else.

Well there it is. I think this could be labeled... 7 Most BORING Facts About Another Human Being EVER!!!!!!!!!! If you made it this far... I am really, truly, deeply sorry.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

High School Musical on Ice Review

Well, my sister and her two daughters and myself and my daughter (2 10 year olds and a 4 1/2 year old) all went to see High School Musical on Ice yesterday afternoon. Overall, it was very cute and well done. It had all the songs from both movies and all the main characters and most minor characters, as well. I believe the same person that choreographed the movies also did the ice show and the person that directed the movies directed the ice show, as well. So it had the same feel as the movies, just shorter versions.

The people that played the main characters (Troy, specifically) looked like a KID! I need to do some research and see just how old he is, because he looked 14 (only tall). He was adorable and was a very good Troy. But the BEST character that most resembled his movie part was Chad. This guy on ice had the same mannerisms as Corbin, the same dance moves, the same hair, the same body style, it was uncanny! Gabriella was excellent,too. Oh and Ryan was cast very well, also. Sharpay had on a very obvious wig and I felt she didn't deliver enough attitude, as I would of liked to see. But remember they all looked like KIDS! So, I feel I can't be too critical....but to be quite honest I wasn't that impressed with the skating either. I don't know if it is because I have seen Champions on Ice so many times in the past that my ice skating expectations are just too high or if it really was sub-par. Again, they were so young (or at least looked it) that I feel bad saying anything too critical.

Not only did they have to skate, which I would expect since it's Disney on ICE. But they had to act out these parts, lip sync the music and spoken parts...they had to portray these characters to the audience. Most of which already know who these characters are and have high expectations of what they should be seeing. I think that's a lot for "ice skaters". So, overall they did a great job and it was well worth the money. Oh and we had excellent seats. We were in row J (10) and was right on the ice. Ummm, which made it much colder for us.

Oh and the costumes were EXCELLENT! They were exactly like the movie. It was so fun to watch and see the exact same stuff live and on ice. Since I am one of those lucky mom's that gets to watch HSM and HSM II many, many, many times. I knew all the songs and all the costumes, and all the characters and just all of it. How great is that...LOL! But on the other hand, those poor skaters had on halter tops, tank tops, short sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, etc. while flying around on the freezing ice!!!

Bottom line, our daughters LOVED the show!!! And isn't that who they aim to please, anyway!?!?!?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Day Late & A Dollar Short...What I am Thankful for.

Of course, I am always late and I am always a dollar short... but here is what I am Thankful for.

1. First and foremost, my husband. This is my second marriage and I was single for a long time before he came into my life. Although he makes me crazy at times, I love him with all my heart and I know he loves me. I can trust him, I can rely on him, I can depend on him...without him in life it would so much more scarier.

2. My children. I am so thankful that almost always my kids choose to be home and bring their friends here. It is so nice to know where they are at and what they are doing, because they are usually home. It might be loud and noisy, but it is FUN here. I provide a safe home, but yet they can be themselves, I think that is important for teenagers... to be somewhere they are safe but can yet have fun and let go. I am thankful that my daughter can have her friends and cousin over right along with the boys being here and they all coexist in the house and all have their own fun. I am thankful for my fantastic but unique relationships I have with all my children.

3. I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on our table. There are far too many people out there in our country that do not have even these simplest of items.

4. I am thankful for my families health. That is something that I tend to take for granted and should be more thankful for.

5. I am thankful for my cat. I love him and he is really the best cat in the whole world.

6. I am thankful that my husband and I have decent, good jobs. I am sure we could each be making more money but we both work for good companies with good benefits. I am thankful that we all had a 4 day weekend this weekend.

7. I am thankful for my 2 sisters and their families, my dad and step-mom, my grandparents and my mom and step-dad.

8. I am thankful that each of my kids has their own unique talents. My daughter has such a beautiful gift with dance and I enjoy each and every moment I get to watch her grow. My middle son has a special gift with sports, he has an exceptional gift with every sport he plays. I love watching him play basketball, hockey, and football. My oldest son has a unique gift of humor, intelligence and responsibility. Although he is not quite 18, he is set to graduate with honors in December, he will be made a manager in January (when he turns 18) where he works and he knows more about politics and this country than just about any adult I know. They all make me very proud to be their mother.

Well, I am off to get ready for High School Musical on Ice... my next post will let you all know how that goes! Take Care!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I've Missed My Bloggy Friends!

OMGOODNESS, I feel like I have been gone forever. I don't even have any really good excuses to give. Monday, my whole family watched a TV show, Tuesday night my husband and I watched a movie. We are behind the times and just saw The Departed for free on video on demand (my favorite way of seeing movies). That was a d*mn good movie. How many way hot guys can they cram in one movie (okay, besides the Ocean movies...)?? On top of the very attractive guys that were in it, the story line was great and I loved the movie period. I can see why Martin finally won a Oscar from it!

Anyway... in other news, we finally have snow!!!!!!!!! It snowed all day today. We have about an inch and I am sure it will be gone by the weekend, but I love snow, it was great to have it today and my kids were excited and played out in it all evening.

I don't have to cook for Thanksgiving this year and I am pretty happy. We are going to my sister in law's house and I only have to bring the veggie platter et al. Which means, whatever I want that doesn't require cooking and are just fillers. Which I love... and am very happy with. With the job stress, the husband being dumb recently and being sick for a month I wasn't in much of a mood to really be cooking a full fledged meal. Okay, really.... besides all the excuses I can make up, I am just happy I don't have to cook!

I am ecstatic to have four days off from work. I am more excited than I can relay through words. One word: SLEEP!!!!!!

The Christmas decorations go up this weekend. Makes sense, since I just took down the Halloween decorations Sunday. What? Isn't that what everyone does?!?

Well, I must run, I have to finish watching Sex and the City reruns. Oh how I love this show, worth watching even on TBS each week. I really, really want the entire season on DVD but am afraid I wouldn't come of my room for a month :)


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ramblings and Such...

Whew, what a day! I spent, yet again, another day in my life cleaning the house and doing laundry. Almost all of the laundry is done and it's all nicely folded on the couch, I am just wayyyyyyy to d*mn tired to put it away. I will tomorrow night.

This week is kind of like a vacation week for me. I still have to go to my full time job but my daughter doesn't have dance lessons, so I will be home every evening!!!! YIPEE!!!!! Plus there is no Nutcracker practice either. :)

I guess for Thanksgiving we are going over to my SIL (husband's sister) house. I should not be surprised, that is where we have went every year since we have been together, my family is very small and we don't usually do Thanksgiving, only Christmas. I don't know why I am not excited this year, I would rather just SLEEP all day that day. Is that bad of me? Because I am really not kidding.

In other news, I hope you are all sitting down for this one - as I have been writing about it off and one for several weeks now, my daughter FINALLY got her room ALL CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God and Hallelujah. Seriously... it is a miracle. It is all picked up, put away, and even vacuumed. She did 98% of it herself. On the last leg of it, I went in and did some directing for her, she was having problems focusing at that point. It took her the entire day to accomplish this. I am very proud of her.

The Husband on the other hand is still on my sh*t list. Really, it's not even worth writing about, let's just say if I could beat him over the head with a frying pan, I so would right now. EVERYTHING he does right now drives me nuts and at this point I am seriously unsure if it's me or him.... and I don't really care. Bad of me, I know.

Oh and I finally took down my Halloween decorations, with Christmas right around the corner and the decorations going up next weekend for that, I thought it was about time. Procrastination is my middle name!

Friday, November 16, 2007

OMG, My Job Sucked Today

I hated my job today. It was that d*mn Murphy at his BEST!!!!!!! If it could break it did, if it could go down it did, if it could go sllllllllllow it did. I work as a software trainer, so my entire job depends on the undependable computer. I also work in the IT department and know virtually nothing about what most people think IT is... working on computers... yea I don't know that stuff. I train on software KEY WORD. So anyway, by 10:30 AM I had spent upwards towards 2 hours on the phone with our IT guys. It sucked a**. Both tablets were needed and had various things wrong, ALL unrelated!!!!! Just how does that happen all at once! I was about in tears and ready to jump out of the 2nd floor window... but I figured I wasn't high up enough to do any serious damage so why waste the effort, ya know.

So, I am thinking after this disastrous day, my husband (aka the a**hole) who is a Network Administrator and has to deal with all the stuff I don't know how to do (all the hardware and main computer stuff) would have some sympathy for me and be a great shoulder to cry on. Since he has sh*t break ALL the friggin' time and has to jump at a moment's notice (much like our IT guys had to do today for me) and fix stuff that is broke... all day everyday he does this and I ALWAYS listen diligently to his horror stories and oh and ah in the appropriate places. OH NO MORE MY FRIEND. Not after this comment tonight. Well, actually I don't remember his exact comment but it went something like... blah blah blah don't need to cry blah blah blah tough skin blah blah blah shouldn't let it get to you blah blah blah. Yep, something along those lines. I am PO'd. For one, I always listen to him (seriously, at least twice a week) and I am always on his side and always am sympathetic (even if he's being neurotic, which does happen sometimes). For two, I hardly ever come home and 'talk shop' with him. As in I have been doing this particular project for 7 months and I have talked about my job TWICE (including this incident and one other when we had a super serious server crash and our IT guys worked around the clock for 48 hours and I knew he would appreciate the story...which he did). So, it's not like I wahh waaaahhhh every night to him.

GRRRRRRRRRRRR, I am daydreaming of one way tickets to Tahiti again. Not good, not good at all.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Next Few Weekend of Fun

I am pretty excited. Next weekend I am taking my daughter to High School Musical on Ice. No seriously, I am excited. I think it will be cool and fun. My sister and her daughter (same age as my daughter and best friend, along with being cousins) are going too. I will be sure to fill you in :)

Then, the 2nd weekend in December my daughter is performing with our local professional dance company in the Nutcracker. I LOVE THE NUTCRACKER!!!!!!!! I have been going for years and I am thrilled beyond words that she is dancing in it. Since she is nine, she doesn't have a major part, but SHE IS DANCING IN THE NUTCRACKER! She is in the Waltz of the Flowers in Act II. Which the song happens to be one of my favorites in the ballet. Yes, I have the Nutcracker CD that I play at Christmas (nerd, I know... can't help it).

Then, December 30th, my best friend and her daughter (again, my daughter and her daughter are very good friends and dance at the same dance studio) and we are taking them to the Rockettes Christmas Show (yes, $131 dollars for our TWO tickets...HOLY CRAP!).

Okay, yes I do have 2 teenage boys. No, I don't neglect them, as this post may sound. It just so happens that all this stuff is just happening at once. So You Think You Can Dance tour, the HSM on Ice, Nutcracker, Rockettes, I mean I can't help it's all at once. My pocketbook isn't thrilled about it, either. BELIEVE ME! THIS is why I work, THIS is what gets my a** out of bed in the morning and gets me to work. So, once our refi goes through on the house, Christmas is over and all of our events, I am going to work hard on figuring out a way to stay home ;) Oh and lose weight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The things you teach your kids.

Is it bad that just yesterday I realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?!?!? NEXT WEEK!!!! How did that happen. It was just Halloween. I will not tell you that my Halloween decorations are still up. (I was sick, okay. That's my story and I am sticking to it) I said to my 17 year old son last night, "so you think I should just leave the Halloween decorations up straight through Thanksgiving and then take them down and go straight to Christmas ones?" He says, (straight faced), "Yes and then when you take the Christmas ones down you can put those back up." Nice. This is what I have taught my kids. Sarcasm and quick wit (HA HA).

I have to go on a diet when the holidays are over (hey , one is next week, ya know). I have my 20 year class reunion this next summer. I need to lose about 100 lbs in about 5 or 6 months. Do you think that is possible? Try to let me down easy, okay.

One big problem with losing weight is I LURRRRVE food. I love all types, styles, whatever, I pretty much love it all. Oh and also, my best friend from high school is the EXACT SAME SIZE that she was in high school (skinny, very skinny). Yes, I still love hate her and yes since she is my best friend I have to sit next to her skinny a**. Seriously, I am the fat friend now (I'm Monica and she's Rachel). You think that would be incentive enough to prevent me from shoving a cookie in my mouth. Not so far.

Well, I am off to bed to dream about pecan dessert bars that we had at work today (think pecan pie but to GO...genius) and ways I can continue training my kids.

Monday, November 12, 2007

8 Random Things About Me

I have been tagged by valarie and desirae to tell you all 8 random things about me.

Here are the rules. When tagged you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and then list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of your post you must tag and link to 8 other people.

1. I started getting gray hair in my early 20's (it runs in my family and I got the lucky gene, my 2 sisters didn't... no envy there, nope). I dye it and highlight it. It sucks.
2. I am a 1st degree black belt and taught tae kwon do for years. I am really not a bad a**, but I guess it could come in handy one day.
3. I hate birds, fish and snakes and not necessarily in that order. Birds scare me, if they fly to close to me I get all panicky. I also get all anxiety ridden if I swim in a lake and envision fish just swimming around waiting to touch my feet or legs...I seriously HATE it. And snakes... I just hate them, keep them far, far away.... or I will scream.
4. I secretly hate my job and long to stay home. I have to work right now but I am secretly plotting to be able to afford to stay home. I will eventually bring this up to my husband after I have stealthily made it feasible and he will be none the wiser.
5. No one I know personally reads my blog.... or for that matter even knows about my blog. It's just for me, all about me. Something I rarely get (if ever.)
6. All of my sisters and myself, all of our first AND middle names start with a "D". My mom was (is) demented. She could never, ever get out names right, EVER. Since they all started with "d". We were even called the cats name some, I think just to mix it up a bit.
7. I love to eat out. I hate to cook, I hate to clean after you cook. I could eat out every single day and I am not kidding. I had a job where I traveled quite a bit for 2 years and ate out every day and night, NEVER got sick of it. (#4 - interferes with this # greatly).
8. I love black licorice. That's black jelly beans, too. You know, the ones nobody wants to eat. I DO! I love them, they are my very favorites. In fact they are really the only jelly beans I truly like.

That about sums it up. I am too nice chicken to tag 8 people, so if you are reading this... consider yourself tagged :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Russian Meal

Well, I survived my Kid Free night... barely, but I did.

First, the Russian meal was excellent. It was A LOT of potato, dough, with meat type of stuff. Like different versions of Perogies, but just called different things. One was a little dumpling like thing with hamburger and seasoning in it.... it was good. (One had lamb in it too, but I couldn't bring myself to eat it... I only eat hamburger, steak, chicken and few seafood items.) She made a dumpling like thing (but bigger than the previously mentioned dumpling like thing) stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese and some was very good. Then she made a BIG dumpling like thing and it was filled with hamburger, cheese, green peppers and more spices and this one was deep fat fried.... so of course it was my favorite. She also made these rolled up dough things with cabbage and hamburger and we ate those cold, it was good. She had smoked a trout (I am not a huge fish fan) and when they smoked it was smoked whole... as in it had it's head and everything (I had to walk away from the kitchen so I didn't know how the fish ended up on the plate... if I don't know I will be more apt to eat it). It was served cold as well, it was good, but would of been better if it were warm. She made homemade Russian salsa... which is much like regular salsa, except a few different spices and it was not chunky, it was VERY good. She made everything by hand, which means I will never, ever be able to invite them over to my house, because I can cook but I don't like to cook and I cannot make stuff from scratch... usually. She cooked for 2 days to have us over... talk about pressure for me to perform next time... ugh. But all in all it was an excellent dinner. OMG...the Vodka and Russian thing is soooooooooo true, between my husband, her husband and the russian... they drank a whole big bottle. Wowza.

That was the good part of the evening. Apparently my husband interpreted Kid Free as let's get drunk and stay out until 3 AM. I was freaking exhausted and have I mentioned I have been sick for 3 flippin' weeks. I mentioned at midnight I wanted to go, his response, "Oh babe we will leave in just minute, let's just go out on the deck in front of the fire (did great things to my asthma, let me tell you) for just a little bit. Okay, because I love this man and signed a legal agreement to be with him for the end of eternity, I did it. Thennnnn at 1:33 AM I said, I am tired and I really want to leave. He says, "Okay, John is going to show me this one thing and then I promise we will leave". Thennnnnnnn at 2:00 AM I said, I want to go to bed, can we please leave. He proceeds to become offended and so with him be huffy, we did finally leave. I crawled in bed at 2:44 AM. I had to get up at 7:30 to go get my daughter to take her to a dance thing this morning, I was not happy with him and I am still not happy with him. I cried all the way home (with me driving, of course), I cried because I was sooooooooo tired and couldn't think of a better way to stay awake. I am currently not really speaking to him at this point... not the total silent treatment as that would be bad for the kids to witness but definitely the cold (below freezing cold) shoulder.

Oh yea and one more thing about the food... she cooked enough to feed about 20 people (there were 4 adults and her 2 small children). So, she sent us a grocery sack full of ziploc baggies full of food. I can feed my family for the next 3 days on this stuff... that is if I can get my kids to eat it, which is most likely not going to happen.

So, that my friends was my weekend. For better or worse, they say.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Have a little, Spend a little

It's like I am 5 and have a dollar to spend. It's burning a hole in my pocket/purse/wallet. We got a refund check back from our insurance, I promptly took my daughter to Target (dumb move on my part, I will give you that) and we blew the whole wad. Let's see, she just HAD to have a new turtleneck sweater and matching tights, and another pair of tights and some knee high socks and a ton of crap from the dollar section, along with new shampoo for her, new hair ties for her and god only knows what else I am forgetting right now. Then on the way home, when I exclaim, "Man, I didn't get anything for myself", she says, "Geesh mom, you could have you know". I love her logic.

I did start picking up somethings for Christmas. I think this is the earliest I have ever shopped for Christmas in my life. I have to say I am little inspired by desirae over at Burnt Cookies and all her Christmas shopping glory. I am far from almost done, but by gawd I have started. (Okay, I cannot believe I just figured out how to put in a hyper link thing AND type over it all by myself... seriously, it's amazing)

I have had problems lately with people having issues with leaving me comments, I tried to fix it. Let me know if it's better. I am no computer genius, that's for sure.

I think I am going to take up knitting. Okay, now that you have picked yourself up off of the floor from falling off your chair in a choking, laughing fit, I am going to TRY to teach myself. suburbancorrespondant is my inspiration in this area. (OMG, once I get something, I really get it... and use it apparently). I think it will be fun and once I get the hang of it, I have an entire year to knit all my gifts for next years Christmas. Brilliant, I say!

Okay, so now that you all see that I seriously have no life and truly get all my inspiration from other bloggers, I have to say I will be kid free tomorrow night and my husband and I are going to one of his co-workers house for dinner. Yes, a big girl night out, KID FREE... did you hear me, I said KID FREE!!!!!!!!! Also, this co-worker is from Russia and she is making us an "authentic" Russian meal. I asked my husband what exactly that entailed and he said, she said (did you get that?!) that it will be a surprise. Is it bad that I am scared???

And, I saved the best news for last (HA)... my cough is better. NOT gone, but better. I am not sure if I have said enough how much I love codeine. If I could marry it, I probably would.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I am coughing again

Seriously, I am hacking up a lung. I have about had it. I have nothing nice to say. Nothing witty. I was out of cough syrup with codeine and had to guzzle Robitussin. I now have my precious codeine and my husband told me today that I should try to get a "gallon of that stuff". How nice. Like I want to hack up a friggin' lung each and every day and night. I just might have to break down and go back to the doctor AGAIN!

Cheers... here's to a no cough night.

Until next time...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Football, Husbands & Cat Puke (yea, it's that good)

My brain still hasn't caught on that Daylight Savings Time has arrived. I am still wide awake. As in not tired in the least. However, when my alarm goes off at 6 am I won't be able to get up without hitting snooze a few times.

My husband deserves some kind of "super spouse" award. He "made" dinner tonight. He warmed up the left over sloppy joes and put it on a bun and brought it to me. I know... he's amazing and no he isn't for rent. This makes TWICE in 2 weeks he has "made" dinner.... okay last week he really did cook but this is not counting as cooking. I don't care how much he rationalizes it. Yes he did put it on the bun and yes he did deliver it to me. No, I didn't have to get up and no, I didn't have to lift a finger. So, of course, yes this COUNTS!

My 2 boys went to the high school second round play off game tonight. This game was an exact repeat of last year and last year we won. That's where the story ends. We got beat BADLY... like at half time when my kids left (it was really cold and windy out anyway, so I was glad they left) they had scored like 50 some points to our 13. Sad, very sad. We had already beat this team once this year and were ranked higher. Can't win them all I guess.

Well we all remember from yesterday's post that I had all my laundry done, even the sheets. Came home from work today and my cat puked on my daughters freshly cleaned sheets. I love Murphy and his dumb law.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I Did It... I Did It!

I am so proud of myself... and really it is all about self-satisfaction and approval, right?!? I did ALL my laundry this weekend. I mean ALL! As in, all the sheets, all the dirty clothes, all the towels, all the blankets the kids drag all over this house and (you really should sit down for this part) I FOLDED IT AND PUT IT AWAY! Now, to some this is a weekly thing and I congratulate you on your outstanding accomplishment. But for ME, I usually get SOME of the laundry done. It goes something like this: Some kid, "Mom, I have no jeans". Me, "Crap" and I find as many jeans as I can to make a really big load to do, which may or may not get folded and put away. Whew, task accomplished. OR I get most of the clothes clean, so we all have something to wear... but it may or may not (more of the not's I am afraid to say) gets folded and put away. And when the sheets seem like they need washed... I throw them in, get them in the dryer and then throw them back on the bed. But RARELY do I get it ALL done in one weekend. Wash it all, fold it all and put it all away. I almost feel like I won the lottery. Okay, well maybe not that great, put pretty darn good.

On top of this great feat I mentioned above. My kids actually did most of their lists I made them. My 2 boys did 2 out of 3 things on their lists and the third one was attempted just not completed very well.

My daughter had ONE thing on her list... I want to be able to walk through her room. Here is what she did (and I am NOT making this up): 1. made a list of everything she needed to do in her room (and people say she takes after me... HA I say) 2. put her books on her shelf. 3. dusted her 'stuff' (i.e. TV, shelf of dance trophies and knick knacks). 3. cleaned her windows with Windex. 4. Had such an enjoyable experience cleaning her windows with Windex she proceeded to clean all the windows in the front of the house (okay, first off she stands about 4'5" and so the windows are cleaned about 4'5" off the ground and no where else) 5. made her bed 6. came out to help me cook dinner 7. watched Disney Channel. So, I can still NOT walk across her floor, but who can complain about an almost 10 year old on such a humongous cleaning spree! ::snort::

However, my husband did NONE of the items I had listed for him to do. And he said to me, "I thought you were going to help 'daughter' with her room, doesn't look like much got done". In case you wondered, yes he is still alive.... however if daggers could really come out of my eyes he wouldn't of been.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Year I Belong

Well, this cracked me up! I belong in the year 1988... the year I graduated. Ironic? Yes. Accurate? You bet.

Lost Posts and Ramblings...

I had this wonderfully witty, fabulous post last night... then I lost it. At that point I was too tired to try and recreate this fantastic post I had created. I think it would of been the "post of posts". But that's just me... no one else will be able to know, sadly.

Let's see... update in my fascinating life. I am better, almost 100%. I have just a residual cough left, but it's almost gone. YIPEE. (It's the small things, ya know.)

Did the rest of my filing today. Made a list for everyone to do stuff today. No one followed it. Typical. I have supper cooking in the crock pot... which I always think it's a score because it isn't like I cooked, start in the morning and BAM supper in the evening. I don't know, again... it's the small things.

Let's see... what else. I am mad at my husband because he is the leader of the "I won't follow my list I made for people to do stuff today". He thinks he has solved the worlds problems because he took the cans back for recycling! I know, it's a modern day miracle and he does deserve some sort of standing ovation for that accomplishment! But MY list still goes uncompleted and he is playing his game on his computer. Hmph.

My daughter's room is literally covered in her crap. You cannot walk through it. Her cousin spent the night last night and I about had a heart attack when I went in to put them to bed. Of course that is on her list to do today... she is currently watching the Disney Channel.

All 3 boys are here today and one of their friends. Yes people, FOUR teenage boys are here in my house (try to hold back the jealousy). They are out wrestling on our trampoline. At least they aren't in here! However, their lists that I made are all left not completed as well.

I am sure you can tell I am not bitter, nor upset or anything. I mean, why should I? They all have a meal, clean clothes, clean house (well mostly), bills paid, and the list could go on and on... but I won't because I am not mad, upset or bitter in anyway shape or form.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Back in the swing of things.

Yep, I am back, almost to normal. Whatever that may be. I am almost giddy tonight. This is what oxygen depratvation to your brain lungs do to a person, I guess... and mix in some great cough syrup and voila... you get giddy.

My daughter is counting down to so many things in the next month and a half, it almost makes ya dizzy. She has Thanksgiving and Christmas, of course. She also has High Musicial on Ice to look forward to right after Thanksgiving... that alone right there is enough to just about put her over the top. We have HSM 1 on DVD and HSM 2 on Tivo. Yes, even I know the words to all those damn songs. So, at least when we go to the Ice show, I can sing along! YEA ME! Then after that, she is in our statewide professional dance company's production of Nutcracker. For all of you Nutcracker fans out there, she is in the Waltz of the Flowers in Act 2.

My oldest is graduating at mid-term next month. In the past 2 days I have had an overwhelming amout of panic. There is SO much to do in order to graduate. I do NOT remember this much crap my mom and I had to do my senior year, but maybe I am just in denial or have had a significant amount of memory loss. We do have his senior pictures done. However, I do still need to send them into the school for the yearbook. The deadline is November 6th... hey I still have 5 days! I also have to order his announcements and cap and gown and tassle and designer souviener pen and address labels and a shot of tequilla... oh wait, no.... that's not left to order! That's to DO, so I am not aware of how much freaking money I am spending every minute on this graduation! Not to mention his senior project and presentation, the packet was brought home last night.... we will be going through it this weekend. Seriously, the anticpiation is killing me.

Luckily, my middle son is grounded from running away this past weekend. Albeit, not from my house (feeling rather superior about that), but nonetheless the brat ran away... so punishment is in order. So ALL I have gotten from him in the past 2 days is, "I'm bored, This is dumb, I hate life, What's to do?, What can I eat?, HOW LONG AM I GROUNDED FOR AGAIN??"