Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm still looking for a cup of coffee

Well, its been a heck of a day at my house.  The alarm - disgusting thing that it is went off at 6:45, I've been a zombie ever since.  I am never going to be lucid for the first day of school.  We had a eye doctor's appointment for both boys.  It was really disappointing for me.  I'm not sure if I've blogged about it before, but my little one is legally blind.  Do you have glasses?  Do you know your prescription?  Mine is -1.0  its about 20/80.  Hunter's is -7.5.  His vision in his left eye is worse than his right eye and since his last visit has gotten worse.  We have a new prescription and have to go back in 2 months.  Its not what I ever wished for my babies, but he never complains.  He misses that fast moving bird or squirrel in the tree, but never complains.

I never did get my coffee, so you can imagine how unresponsive I've been today.  I was incredibly embarrassed when my stomach growled in the doctors office like I haven't eaten in 10 days.  I wanted to bury my head in the sand!  UGH.  

I got home - and discovered that the electrician did not restore power to my garage.  Normally I wouldn't care, but I had, had being the operative word here, a deep freeze.  A deep freeze full of very expensive beef, fish & chicken.  Well, I guess I'm a little lighter on the protein for a while.  No sense in filling it up if 1) I don't have power or 2) I don't have a kitchen.  We had been grilling though.  That's a big four letter word out of my mouth. 

But the good news is they are making headway on the big renovation - feel free to check out the new pictures.  Its quiet a transformation so far and I will have more shots to put up tomorrow as they are finishing the cabinets today.  WOOT!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Sky is Falling

There is this wet stuff falling from above.  I'm not sure what it is, but I think the sky is falling.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another New Place To Go.

I'm working on a new blog - The Kitchen Remodel.  I have several entries so far, but I will have a bunch more over the next couple of days.  This way you can check it out.  Feel my pain, get excited or be "Sofa King Jealous".  Check it out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The room is spinning.

I'm sitting in the house after a good workout this morning and the plumber is working on the utility closet.  Whatever glue the plumber is using is making me high.  Whoo Hoo!  At least the kids aren't around to see me, or experience it for themselves.  

I go outside when it gets too bad.  I'm afraid to leave because 1) I have no water and I can't take a shower which means I still smell from the workout. 2) I might spend money I don't have. & 3) Its 105 outside.  Why would I want to go out there?  I have a good book, I'm enjoying it.  I may not remember what I read, but eh, I can start over.  

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I feel dirty.

Ok, the kids have been dropped off at Grandma's and Paw Paw's for a week.  I really needed to get them out of the mess that is the remodel.  Unfortunately, Hunter has developed something with his ear and well, its awful quiet around here, despite the ungodly hammering.

All this said, OMG!  The bathroom in the hall - the one the guys have been using - Toxic waste dump.  UGH!  I feel dirty just walking in there, having to clean it is well, outside of my job description.  This is why boys (including my children & sometimes my husband) are not allowed to use the master bathroom.  1) its small & 2) its the only place this girl can go and be left alone.  

I have somehow spent the morning trying to make it habitable, but I'm not sure I can do that without a has-mat suit.  I hope none of the germs flew out and got into the rest of my house.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Listen Up People, This is Important

You are not going to believe this.  My DAD has a blog.  Seriously, my dad.  The old guy my kids call Paw-Paw has a blog.  He has always been a talented guy, but since he retired he has taken up painting and is pretty ding-dang good.  

Check out Dad's Blog!  You can also find it on my Blog Roll, Walt's Art Space.  Go on, you know you want to look.  

Monday, July 21, 2008

I've spent a Bazillion dollars today.

Yes, a Bazillion.  I was going to say a gazillion, but it was truly only a bazillion.  

How can one little bitty person spend a bazillion dollars in a day?  Purchase new, yes NEW, Stainless Steel Appliances that's how.  OMG! OMG! OMG!  I also had to write a check for materials for the cabinet guy.  That's two checks in one day.  I get a stomach ache every time I write a check.

Hold on a sec, let me check something....Nope still no weight lost.  You would think that as many stomach aches as I have had over the past week and as many times as I've gone to the "little girls room"  I would have at least lost a pound.   Guess I'm not that lucky.

Not only did the amazing floor guys get my old floor removed and new floor lain in 48 hours.  I am almost completely sheetrocked.  Whoo Hoo!  This is sooooo exciting (and sickening).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kindness Plug

I stole the Kindness Plug idea from CDAN, but for those of you who helped Kritta on her marathon for Lukemia & Lymphoma Society, or for anyone else who wishes to help, please get on board.  Tonya is mom, who has requested a little help.

Tonya's husband is training with a group of people training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. On December 14, 2008 he will run 26.2 miles in hopes of raising money for this wonderful society! He just started his training this week, and will continue to do so every week until the day of the marathon!

Tonya has actually lossed someone to Lymphoma. He was a talented and brilliant mind! His name was Dr. Lu. He had the biggest and most generous heart! It's absolutely horrific what this cancer does. The worst part was watching him deteriorate right in front of her eyes. He was a doctor and he couldn't even beat this cancer! We need to help in raising money for more research. Please help.

All of the Team In Training raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. He is completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please visit Tonya's husband's web site often and send some motivational support and DONATE. Be sure to check back frequently to see his progress.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pray for my sanity. Please.

I have spent the morning trying desperately to find somewhere else besides my house to be.  The contractors came today and started on the floor.  At one point today you could look down and see dirt where my kitchen and den floor used to be.  Just so you know, I've taken before shots, you'll get to see it when its all done.  What are we doing?  We are putting hardwood floors in the kitchen and den (replacing 100 year old linoleum and 5 year old carpet), putting recessed lighting in, refacing most of the kitchen cabinets, and building new cabinets for cooktop and double ovens.  Moving the washer/dryer from the kitchen/garage to a hall closet.  Granite counters, stainless appliances and removing a built-in desk and replacing it with built-in bookshelves.  I'm so excited I could scream.  I'm also so nervous I could poop my pants.  

Yes, we are FINALLY getting the updated kitchen I've always dreamed about.  OK, maybe not the one I've always dreamed about, but the one we can afford.  I ran out of places to go, so we are locked in the back room.  Whoo Hoo!  Listening to pounding, hammering and some other noise that just plain makes me cringe.  I'm about to go and drop off one of the children to play with a friend and I guess the other one and I will find something nice to do together.  

I'm deep breathing, for serenity.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The man can sing.

Yes, I just went to a George Michael concert.  It was really good.  The only way I could have enjoyed it more was to be a middle aged gay man on a date with a hot younger man.  Ok, maybe that was a little far out there.  But I have to say the man can sing.  Unstable, you missed a good show.  Freedom was the second encore and it rocked.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm missing something.

Well,somewhereinthebigschemeofthingsI'velostmyspacebar.  ItseemsthatallmysentencesarerunningtoetherandIcan'tgetaorganizedthoughtout.  I'llseeifI'mbettertomorrow.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Too Much Information

Last night, I woke up in excruciating pain.  No, seriously it was bad.  I burst a cyst on my ovary.  YUCK!  I thought I might die, I whimpered and moaned and cried and not once did the hubby wake up.  I almost woke him up to take me to the hospital because I thought I was dying.  But no, just little explosion going on inside my body.  Although for the pain level I experienced (on a scale of 1-10 it was a 46) that sucker had to have been the size of a basketball.

UGH!  I would be perfectly happy to not have one of those again.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Husband

If you guys who read my blog still don't have a complete understanding of how completely nuts my husband is - read the comment he left me on the entry below.  Then understand and feel my pain and frustrations.

I love him, but he really is a horse of a different color.  Mac Daddy - you are my soul mate, but even you must know you are a sandwich short of a picnic.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Besides all this, I painted my toenails.

Hello, the insane cleaning lunatic here.  Yes, I was at it again.  Today I spent the day cleaning out the dining room aka THE PLAYROOM.  Shortly, we will be remodeling our kitchen and den.  To do this we have to empty the kitchen and den.  Where is the den furniture going? - the dining room.  Where will the gunk that's been in the dining room go?  The kids room.  YeeHaw!  

Last week we rearranged the kids room so I could make "play" space.  Surprisingly enough I actually accomplished this and today after buying a rug for their room - we organized, boxed up or moved their toys.  I moved about 10 boxes of gunk to the attic and am feeling like I got something done.

 For fun, I moved the kitchen table into the dining room and we actually ate in the dining room.  We haven't done that since before the children were born.  Is that sad or what?