Saturday, March 1, 2008

Scared yet?

Sarah over at Trying to Grok wrote a post about things children do that have her worried. When you read all the stories you will laugh until you cry. Looks like mine are in good company! At least we know that there are some spirited, creative children out there to run the world in the future. The girls can come up with a solution to about anything (yes, most of it involves duct tape) so maybe they will be the one to develop a cure for cancer or some other deadly disease. Who knows!

I wouldn't trade Em, Abs or Junior for anything in the world, but I do look forward to a break every now and then!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Never Again

Tonight I met a friend for dinner. A simple feat right?

Not in Killeen and not on a payday.

We went to TGI Friday's and couldn't get a seat. So we went to Wild Bill's or something like that. Waited over an hour and a half in the bar--standing up. Then we got seated and the kitchen was backed up.

Luckily we had a lot to catch up on so we didn't mind the long waits.

Next time though we will wait for a non payday to venture out. I'm too old for these late nights.

7 things about me

Michelle over at A Cup of Tea With Friends asked me to reveal 7 things about me. I told her that I asked Gunner to tell me 10 things that he considered strange about me the other night and they came way too fast to his mind!

1. I make lists. Lots of lists. (Gunner says I make lists of lists, but I wouldn't go that far)
2. I mowed lawns to earn money in junior high and high school. I took the job over from my brother and made probably $100 a week if not more. It was a riding lawnmower so it was easy money.
3. I broke a tooth swinging between two bunk beds at camp. I had a great dentist and you can't tell.
4. I was a buyer for a grocery distribution company. I hated the company, loved the job and loved most of my coworkers.
5. I went to Vegas after I graduated from college with two friends. We had a great time!
6. I am scared of heights.
7. I love brussel sprouts.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Full moon & Flooded bathroom

My kids were crabby today. Junior cried all morning until he pointed to a Barney figure and said sing. I sang the Barney song over and over and he was happy. I needed to get things ready to walk out the door so I let the girls watch Barney with him for about 10-15 minutes and he actually sat still. Of course once Barney went off he was back to his crabby self. I took him to daycare and he cried because I wanted to take off his hat, he cried when I wanted to take off his jacket, but he didn't cry when I wanted his binky. Guess he chose his battle.

Abs flooded the bathroom. Last night she got out of the tub and there was no towel so she decided that the next best thing to dry herself off was toilet paper. She used almost an entire roll to dry herself off and then flushed. She was really quiet. Poor kiddo. She helped clean it up and now understands that you can only dry yourself off with towels, no toilet paper. I didn't know that I would have to make that a rule in our house.

Em went to the doctor and her foot is still not healed so she is still in the boot. That set her off to be as miserable as possible and make everyone elses life miserable too. I know the boot itches. I know the crutches hurt. I know it is boring. I don't think she will ever skip again. This morning when she was gimping around on her crutches she stubbed her good foot and is now walking with her gimpy foot and the toes of her other foot up in the air. She is convinced they are broken. We will tape them tomorrow to see if that helps some. She said that she *knows* they are broken, so I am kind of worried since she was right about her foot! I might definitely be out of mother of the year for next year too.

Tomorrow is the dreaded EFMP meeting for Abs. Wish me luck. Gunner is going to go along with me--probably to keep me from asking them stupid questions just to waste their time like they are wasting mine. Since I couldn't get an appointment till Friday for Junior in order to get his EFMP forms filled out, I'll have to have another one of these "meetings". Please.

Camp Purple dates came out and if Em and Abs get in, I think I will send both of them this year. It's free and Em had a great time last year!

I worked today and we had our weekly mexican food fix. We don't even order anything different every week, it is the same meal and it is always exceptional.

Predeployment briefings are coming fast and furious. I guess I'll have to go to one. So far the 1/2 days they were promised aren't materializing and we still haven't done our taxes or a few other legal things that we need to get done. I did get 8 hours of observation scheduled though, so that's one thing off my plate and five million more to go.

Wordless Wednesday

Think the Army will notice the extra weight?
P.S. These new bags are great!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Dick Cheney is coming to Hood today so everything is crazy around post. I won't even venture out to main post today.

Abs and Junior mayb have thrown up in the night/morning, but they were running around like wild monkeys the rest of the day. Abs spent the day in her room tying yarn to everything and playing dressup and dinosaurs. She can definitely entertain herself all day long.

So far none of the rest of us have caught it, so hopefully it will stay that way.

I am trying to get my classroom observation hours done and am having a hard time getting anyone to call me back! I'd love to get it all done before Spring Break but it's not looking too promising. I have to do 10 hours in 2nd and under and 10 in 3rd-4th. I have 7 hours so far, but they have to be in different schools, etc. I put out more phone calls and emails this morning and am hoping that someone will come through. I had 4 hours blocked off today to observe but I'm stuck observing my reflection in the computer screen or the sink when I scrub it. Guess I will apply for scholarships and get some ebay stuff listed, and clean Ab's room for good measure. Loads of fun I tell ya...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Back on the sick diet

Never fails, when we have spaghetti, someone gets sick. Andrew and Abbie are home today. Poor Em had to walk to school on her broken foot. Thank goodness she is in a walking cast. I cancelled coffee with my friend. I cancelled PT for Abs.

I'm cleaning bathrooms. Doing laundry. Matching socks. Waiting for the rest of us to get it.

I definitely need a nap today and leftovers from dinner are going in the trash.