Saturday, October 29, 2005
The girls were so excited to see Joan. Not only because she got them out of bed, either. For other reasons, too. We love Joan. She's great fun. Sean loves to tease her. It was good to see her again. I think the last time was Paul's wedding. Maybe Spencer's farewell. I don't remember. I just know it's been too long. We were just sitting home and Charlie called from Jared and Kristen's saying they were coming over to visit. It was 9:00 and the girls had just laid down for the night. So they got to get out of bed to see Joan and Gramma and Grampa. Not like we had to twist their arms or anything. So, now it's 10:30 and they are just getting to bed and we have 9:00 church! Should be fun getting them to wake up! I have to work at 7:00 AM, so I don't have to deal with them being ornery, lucky me! And look at Sean and his dad. Are they two peas in a pod or what? It's frightening.
So I went to get a birthday present for a neighbor girl. Yes, I know, I'm cheap what can I say. I just don't think any girl needs another $20.00 toy that they are never going to play with and lose in a week. So I shop at Dollar Tree for birthday presents. Now, the whole slogan of Dollar Tree is that "Everything's a Dollar". Seriously, that's what they say on their commercial. So, here I'm checking out, and the lady is having a hard time finding a price tag on one of the gifts. No, seriously. I know. IT'S A DOLLAR!!! Then she was all mad at me because I put my debit card through, entered my PIN and it still came up a credit. I wanted it to come up as debit. She wanted me to go to the end of the line and wait so she could re-ring me up. I don't think so. I asked to speak with the manager, and she said "no one is here that can help me, you'll just have to pay as credit or wait at the end of the line". She was so rude. Now, normally I would have made a bigger stink, but there were like 10 people in line. So I figured it's not that big of a deal, and I came home. But man, was she rude. She had been talking to the lady behind me in line saying how she had been up 'til 3 in the morning, blah blah blah, and she was sooo tired. Yeah, right. Work a couple of nights with no sleep in between and tell me how tired you are. So that was how my day started off. Needless to say, I was then in a bad mood, and yelled at Sean, who is now in a bad mood. I guess it's like the trickle effect. Or is it ripple? Either way, it worked, and now we're all in a bad mood. I think I need a nap.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Here's scary Emma the Witch and Maggie the Buzzy Bee. We had our Activity Day Halloween Party yesterday. Even though the kids aren't old enough, they get to come along with mom. We had a good time. The did pumpkin bowling, and ate doughnuts on a string. It was a good time. Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Yes, I said "dumpity". That is what Maggie calls pumpkins. Don't as me why. Probably because she's two and thats how they talk. We picked out a small one, for Mags of course, and a medium one for Emma. They had so much fun, and I'm already looking forward to that scrapbook page. I know, I'm a dork. What can I say.
Friday, October 21, 2005
I had worked Wednesday night from 7PM to Thursday at 7AM, then Thursday I only got like three hours of sleep. Then I worked Thursday from 7PM to Friday at 7AM. At about 3AM on Friday, I hit the wall. I literally could not keep my eyes open. I know sometimes people are like "Oh, I'm so tired, I can't keep my eyes open" and they still function fine. I was not functioning fine. The poor nurse I was working with was like "Can't you remember anything". Nope. So I needed this bed on a beach last night. I'm sure I would have been a much easier person to work with. If I didn't love it so much, I guess I wouldn't do it. Pass the cheese to go with my whine please.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Ask me how glad I am I wasn't racing. I'm pretty glad. I'm very glad, in fact. I'm astonished by the physical fitness that is required to do a race like this. I know I will never have that kind of fitness. Not that I'm a pessimist, I just know my limits. I'm seriously impressed with the team and their racing. But for us admirers, it was fun in its own right. We just sat out in the shade and talked, drank diet soda, and ate twinkies. I wonder why I will never be that fit? Hmmm. But it was still fun. Okay, so the toilet did get clogged, and poor Sean had to put his whole arm down there to dislodge the wad of toilet paper that had stopped it up, but he being the hero that he is, it was fixed in no time. He also sacrificed his bike to the Gods of poor welding. We're about 10 miles from Moab, when a car pulls up next to us and shouts "Your bike is dragging". Doh. Yep, our bike rack had taken a header onto the asphalt moving at 70 MPH underneath it. As we approached the hanging mass of metal, I was sure we could fix it. Nope. Not gonna happen. I personally think it was a conspiracy so he could get a new bike, but maybe it was an accident. Or maybe it's the bad luck Rob and Laura have on our trips. Ahh, no matter. They're more fun than they are bad luck, so I guess we'll keep them. So another trip behind us, many more ahead of us. Who knows where we'll end up next.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
And it's about time! We have been furniture-less for over a month now. I'm ready to have something to fill in the gaps in this room. Two new microfiber sofas, and a 1 1/2 size chair! The painting is done (thanks to Sean and his OCD), so this is all we have left. Thankfully they aren't as pretty as the one in the picture. I mean, I just don't think we could afford something that nice. I'll put up pics when I get them!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I don't know how many people are actually watching this, I know the people in my family had no idea what I was talking about. It is so funny! I just laugh my head off thinking there are probably people who are like this in real life. Total WT. It almost makes me want to name a son Earl. Almost. Maybe Kenny? No matter. I just love the plaid shirt and mustache of the motel-ies. If only we could all have our list of Karma.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
With razor blades and hand grenades, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho.
Well, I have just had my first experience with the local Judicial System. Who knew it would be so hard? I mean really, the government usually makes things so easy for us all, right? Ha ha ha. So apparently I have to file a police report before I can try to collect on the bad checks. But before I do that, I have to give "actual notice". Yes, that is a real legal term. This has to be done by certified mail, Constable, or an adult that can prove it is the person wanted. This takes 14 days. So in two weeks, I'll give an update and let you know what happens. Just do me a favor....Don't ever write a bad check and then skip town so you can't be found. Thanks. Sometimes it just has to be said because some people can't take a hint. Who knows what will come of all this.
I'm hoping that she'll get the letter, be riddled with guilt, send a cashiers check for the full amount, plus the $5.00 fee, and it will be done. Why do I know this isn't how it will happen? Probably because I was born at night, but it wasn't last night. But then again, I could get lucky, right? Shaaa, right.
Yes, that's my day. Banking. Wow. Could life get any better than this? I think not. Basically I'm trying to get money from a girl who wrote me $200 in bad checks for Avon. Can you believe someone would actually rip off the Avon lady? Pahleeese. So we'll see if by some fluke she actually has money in her account today. It would sure be nice, but I'm not counting on it. I think if this doesn't get resolved soon, I'll be taking her to small claims court. I know, $200 isn't much, but it's the principle. And the interest. So thats my day. I'm also getting ready to go to Moab this weekend so laundry is in order. Of course, laundry never ends in this house, so that's nothing new. So it goes. Bank, laundry, laundry, nap, laundry. Fun!
Monday, October 10, 2005
Well, I'm back. Not that anyone missed me too much, but it's good to be home nonetheless. We had so much fun in San Francisco! We did everything we wanted and then some. We went to Alcatraz, which was way cool, and saw the Blue Angels practicing their high flying maneuvers. Fishermans Wharf was awesome. The shops were so fun, and although I didn't do too much shopping, Jill and Meg sure did enough for all of us. I think Meg ended up with at least three new pairs of shoes, and I know Jill got a new pearl ring and a couple of outfits! It's fun to be a bystander for their shopping sprees. My mom did awesome! She was a real trooper. We walked so much and she never complained. I do think she bought a pair of shoes too. But so did I, so I guess it's okay. I think my favorite thing was watching the Sea Lions. They are so dang cute! We were able to cross the Golden Gate Bridge on our city tour, but, like San Francisco usually is, it was covered with fog. And on the way back to the airport, in our Limo, we crossed the Bay Bridge. It was pretty cool too. So all in all we had a good time. The memories will keep me laughing for a good couple of days. We'll have to do it again! Arrrrrrgh! (Inside joke).
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
You see, I'm not as cool as I used to be. I know, it's shocking, but it's true. I've never been a real clothes person, but I do pride myself on a few things. My hair. I know it's not always "cool" but I think it looks cute considering its nature. Sunglasses. I usually have cute (If not cheap) sunglasses to wear. I don't like being without them. And finally, a purse. Or handbag. Whatever. Well, now I know how to get a cool new handbag whenever I want without paying a fortune! bagborroworsteal.com. For $10 a month you "rent" a brand new, brand name handbag for as long as you'd like. If you don't ever want to send it back, you simply ask for the "steal" it price, and you can buy it at a discounted rate! Awesome! Log on and try it out! I think it's a cool way to bring back the "hipness" the a few (or fifty) pounds, a couple of kids, and a minivan will suck out of you.
Follow along with me!
How gross is this? I have had about 20 fruit flies accosting me today! I threw out a bad bunch of bananas yesterday, but boy they must be feasting somewhere else. They're seriously ticking me off! And now Maggie has spilled her "skettie oh's" all over. The dog looks like she has a red goatee. It's pretty funny. And it's raining. The Weatherman said a 100% chance today. He must have looked out the window on his way to work this morning. Genius!