Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'll be back - maybe tomorrow.

Apparently my blog has suffered over the past few weeks.  I've been working a considerable amount more, in fact, I have worked the last 7 days straight.  I have been a little overwhelmed at home too.  I've had sick kids, allergies from the depths of HELL, I've gotten a new mouth to feed and well, I've spent the few moments I have reading everyone else's blog instead of writing on my own.

I promise - some fun stuff is coming.  Tune in.

Friday, February 22, 2008

I thought this day would never end.

I started on the run this morning with two kids to feed & make lunches.  Three cats to feed - one so new to the family that it has to be separated from the rest.  I dropped off two kids and two different schools (Isn't that special!)  As soon as I dropped the last one of at 9 - off I was to work for almost 5 hours - remember I usually only work weekends.  This week I'm working Wednesday to Wednesday - yes 7 days straight.  Work was probably the easiest part of my day.  I really like my job, I enjoy the people I work with - A LOT.  Not that we don't all have our moments, but I can honestly say I wish I saw them more.  

Anyway - I left work at 2 and then I'm off to two carpools.  Got home at 3:30 then finally got a little snack as I didn't get lunch.  Cleaned the kitchen - got the kids fed.  Cleaned out the pantry.  I had a total OCD moment.  Then cleaned the kitchen swept, mopped and packed up the rest of the china to pass to my brother-in-law & his wife.  

But the Pantry is now organized.  There is something to be said about that.

Another Mouth to Feed!

Introducing Cagey.  That would be "cage-E".  Don't ask The Husband named him.  He was a surprise to everyone in the house - except of course Mason.  The kids have something new to torture.  Yipee!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What have I done?

Why do we do things when we know better?  

I have the absolute worse tolerance for medicine.  For example, Benedryl turns me into a rocking zombie totally wired and up and my skin crawls.  The last time I took a decongestant, my boss sent me to be drug tested.  If nausea is a side effect - I will be so sick to my stomach and dizzy its off to bed.

Well, I apparently have picked up the "Something Viral" Hunter had.  Yes, I am thrilled.  And after a day of incredible pressure in my head and not being able to breathe out of my nose.  I said I need to sleep, and I used Afrin.  BIG MISTAKE.  Oh, I could breathe, the problem was my heart was racing, and I was wired for sound.  Now, it is wearing off, my hose is killing me and I haven't slept in 24 hours.  


Friday, February 15, 2008

I can't make a decision by myself.

I'm going to New Zealand in April.  I'm  not exactly sure how I'm going to manage that long traveling.  It will take about 21 hours to get where I am going and the longest actual flight is 13 hours.  13 hours in a plane over the ocean.  Personally, I don't think they have enough Xanax for me to make it without a panic attack, but I've notified the manufacturer and hopefully it will be in by April.  

Ha! Ha!

Seriously - Here is my dilemma.  I always have a dilemma don't you know.  I have two digital cameras.  One is a nice little Cannon Power Shot - its great for snapshots, but not those over-the-top photos you hope to get.  The other is a Nikon Coolpix - its a little older but when I bought it, it was 1 step under the digital SLR.  It has a lot of options not available in the point and shoot.  Unfortunately both are rechargeable batteries.  If I buy an extra battery - which one do I get it for?  I'm torn.  The Nikon is heavy and I won't want to carry it all the time, but it will take really awesome landscapes and when your hiking or on the ferry I guess that's the camera I should have.  Suggestions?

My mother, sister and I are off to visit family over there.  I have an aunt and 3 cousins and 1 1/2 second cousins.  the 1/2 is not born yet it will arrive around the time we get there.  OOOHHH!  Baby alert.  I love newborns.  They are all wrinkly and bald.  Bald babies are the cutest - its a fact.  

Back to the camera - I always seem to lose my train of thought in some random tangent.  My other option is to buy another camera that uses disposable batteries.  I just don't know.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

I've had a pretty wonderful Valentines Day.  My husband got me a fabulous digital frame and the expensive one that I'd like to say he spent too much, but I won't because it was a gift, and I love it.  He also loaded it with the story of our lives - in pictures.  Of course he wrapped it in aluminum foil because its forgiving and he doesn't know how to wrap worth a darn.  The aluminum foil is what everyone loves the best about his gift.

My children got me very cute cards, I got a red rose from an attractive older man - not dad.  A very nice, very married co-worker, gave one to all the girls.  I also got a card with money in it and also not from my parents.  In fact my parents only got something for the kids - go figure.

I baked a Red Velvet cake, we had steak, I had wine.  Its all good.  Oh, and Eli Stone is coming on at 9.  Can it get any better than that?  Well, yes.  Clive Owen can come to my door wanting to be my Valentine, but that's a whole different post.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I love Eli Stone!

I just watched the first two episodes of Eli Stone on ABC.  OMG - I loved it.  Maybe it was the wine and cheese, but I loved the character.  I like how sometimes I find him very attractive and appealing and other times I don't.  I love the premise.  I just really enjoyed it.  And you can watch it all on-line.  I recommend it.

I love you Honey!

There are things about my husband that put me in a constant state of frustration.  There are other times when I want to throw him on the bed and have my way with him.

Yesterday, THANK YOU MASON, he was kind enough to take care of the kid who was puking and doing other unmentionable things in the bathroom and in his pants.  

Mason, thank you for doing that for me.  Unfortunately I still got sick, but I appreciate it anyway.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm a little freaked out right now.

I have a little streak of jealously running through me.  Guess what happened to day?  An ex-girlfriend of my husband made a comment on my blog.  I'm not mad, I'm not upset, I'm kind of weirded out.  Do you know what I mean?  Why is she following up on her ex 20+ years later?

It started out "I wasn't going to comment but..."

Its weird, but also kind of funny if you ask me.  No offense ex-girlfriend, its just really really surprised me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

There may be trouble.

Crap!  My husband is catching up with me on Lego StarWars, TCS.  I have to take sometime and try to get back ahead of him.  

I have completed everything but the timed challenge for Blue Minikits.  Will have to spend hours tomorrow working on it instead of cleaning the house.  SHHH. Don't tell.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yes, girl in the blue Honda, I am talking to you.

I don't usually complain about the idiots in the world, but I'm a little hot over this. Yesterday, we were on our way to dinner and there was a police car with full sirens and flashers hauling a** down the street. Some of us, respecting the need for emergency vehicles, moved over like we should. There were several cars that were either oblivious to the police car or didn't think they needed to pull over.


I've also noticed that cars are not pulling over for ambulances & Fire Trucks. Are you so wrapped up in your world, that you can't see that there is an emergency vehicle behind you? Do you just not care? Or is getting to Starbucks more important to you than letting the Fire Truck by to save the kids from the house fire you are keeping the Fire Truck from?

Take the earbuds out of your ears, put the cell phone down and let the Police Cars/Ambulances/Fire Trucks get by you. You stinking idiot.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sick Child

On the way from picking up one child and getting the second from school today, little Hunter informs me he has a stomach ache.  This usually means I want a coke.

He whines the whole way home and I talk him into a warm bath to try to make him feel better.  I also brought him a little Dr. Pepper.  5 minutes out of the bath - he pukes.  YUCK!  At least he was in the bathroom.  I left him comfy on the sofa with his video game thingy and go outside to help the Husband clean out the garage - I look up and Hunter is at the backdoor.  Instead of going to the bathroom, he came looking for me when he needed to be sick.  All over the hall, the entry, and twice on the carpet in the den.

I hate throw-up.  HATE IT.  EEWWW!!  Nasty.  Etc. Etc.  I got him to eat charcoal toast (works every time I swear!) He is now asleep on the sofa.  Lets hope it holds. 


This morning there was nothing but cereal & oatmeal for breakfast.  I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal so I opted for the cereal and for some reason, cold cereal & coffee just don't mix.  I kept meaning to make some later in the morning, but I went for a walk and I didn't want the coffee to "kick-in" if you know what I mean in the middle of my walk. So I waited.  Then I went to the store and by the time I got home it was lunch time.  I feel like a Zombie.  I even had a coke with lunch to I could get some caffeine into my system, didn't work

Lesson Learned:  Dijea does not work well without her morning coffee.