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March 13, 2009

First off, I’m irritated with my oldest. Even after a long talk with a co-worker who was giving me advice on how to discipline my son (which I really appreciated). Here’s the deal. He likes to eat lunch at school…meaning a school lunch not a take home lunch. Anyway, that is always fine and dandy with me b/c we are so busy that there isn’t much time to stop and make a lunch, make sure there’s the right food for sack lunches, etc. All through this year we’ve been having problems with him going overboard on the food. Things like buying a slush, extra sandwiches, chips, cookies. The rule, as it has always been, is you get your lunch (fruit and veg included) and you may have either a cookie or a bag of chips…just one thing extra. Because, if I’m gonna pay a ton for lunch, it’s not gonna be cafeteria food. Well, time and time again I’ve discovered (because I micromanage my kids) by looking online at his food service acct. that he is continuing to buy extra stuff…even though he’s been told over and over again not to. Well, last Monday, I’d had it b/c he gets all this extra stuff and then his brother gets screwed and has to have an alternative lunch (pb&j or ham&chz). See, I put money in expecting it to last then he eats so much more and uses up the money in Their lunch acct and then Dylan gets screwed. Dylan never gets more than he is supposed to but he gets stuck eating an alternative lunch b/c Devon won’t listen to us. So anyway, last Monday I told Devon that for the rest of the school year he wasnt going to take his lunch. He was going to eat breakfast before he left for school and make a lunch to take to school. Well, this morning on my way out of the neighborhood I saw his lunch bag on the other side of the little coutry road we live off. I know it was his. I’m 100% positive. And then, I look at his lunch acct and find out he’s been eating lunch and breakfast everyday since this started and while taking his lunch (or throwing it out, whatever it is he’s doing with it). On my way home, I’m going to see if the rest of his lunches are on the other side of the road. I’m livid. I just can’t believe that he’s pulling this shit! And, last night his teacher called b/c he missed two assignments this week and when she told me what he had for homework, I found out he’d lied to me.
My husband missed his flight home this morning and b/c STL is apparently a “popular Spring Break spot” according to the airlines, he may not be home until tomorrow eve. This sucks b/c his Mom is coming into town today for the weekend.
Last, and probably not least b/c it’s only 2 pm, one of my Dad’s good friends died 2 days ago. I had to call my Dad to tell him b/c he lives a couple of hours away and wouldn’t have known. I was actually able to tell my brother instead of my Dad which is good b/c I was very broken up about it. So my Dad is also coming in tonight for the funeral.
Oh, I almost forgot. I spent two days in an all day special meeting. I sat next to someone who is the top dog. I have never met anyone with such horrible manners in my entire life. He burped, farted, slurped, you name it. Every drink of soda was slurped with the utmost slurpyness, every bite of food was chewed with an open mouth and while he was talking. At one point, he even leaned over and ate a piece of lettuce off of his plate without his hands…! I almost went postal. And I will stop there so I don’t get dooced.
I know people have it worse. I remind myself of that everyday ( But today/this week has just been shitty.:(
Calgon (or Captain Morgan) take me away!


Random stuff

February 25, 2009

My honey’s out of town again this week. He travels a lot for his job. I’ve gotten used to it…the kids are kind of used to it. They hate it when he tells them he’s going out of town again…but they’re fine when he’s gone. The funny thing (not really) is that when he took this job, he said he wouldn’t be out of town as much as his last job. His last job came with many unexpected and longer duration trips (I hated it!). Now he knows ahead of time. So while he’s gone…my house stays clean and my laundry stays under control…cause he’s a pig…lol
Work is continuing to be a little crazy. Just a few big issues going on and its driving me batty trying to figure out how to resolve them. I’d also like to be told about them by my superiors instead of someone else or figuring it out myself.
We’ve finally figured out where we’re going for our honeymoon…we got married May 28, 2008. We’re going to Alaska! The place we’re going is beautiful…it is Redoubt Mountain Lodge. We’re very excited…no kids…no TV….just the two of us…aaahhhh…However, I am freaking out a bit b/c I found out yesterday that the Redoubt Volcano (8 miles from the lodge) is about to BLOW! Maybe…it’s definitely looking like a strong possibility. We’re not going until July…but what if it keeps doing this until July? I’d much rather it happen and be done with before we go otherwise I’ll be a nervous wreck the whole time I’m there!
Arighty, my hour is up…back to work!

Superbowl picture

February 3, 2009

This isn’t the greatest…it just shows how completely exhausted I was for our Superbowl Partae…

Superbowl 2009

Superbowl 2009


January 30, 2009

My husband has a cold…and he asked me last night if I was getting it…and I was like, hell no! And today…I’m like, Hell No, I think I’m getting sick…got the sniffles, a little foggy headed…and tonight, is my Girl’s Night Out and tomorrow night we’re actually going out with Friends…so I must get better, now. LOL…


January 29, 2009

My last two, shit maybe all, posts make me sound like a scatterbrain…b/c I start talking about something and then all of a sudden something else pops into my head and I have to say that. I just read the last one and laughed…b/c I’m all talking about me and school and then I throw one last sentence about Cory…it’s just that sometimes I am getting interrupted and I have to stop so I just throw in whatever else I wanted to say…

College Algebra

January 29, 2009

I’m taking College Algebra online~b/c my husband is gone so much and it’s hard to go to school at night…I’d have to find a sitter two nights a week, etc. It’s just hard and costly. But I am pretty positive at this point that I’m going to take it next semester in the classroom and let my oldest watch my youngest for the 2 1/2 hours 2 nights a week when his Dad is out of town. I never realized how hard this online class would be…and I HAVE to take this class.

I just dropped it….I had to…there was no way I was going to pass it without spending 2 or more as much time as I would in the classroom. I feel relieved…and I’m glad I did it now b/c I get a full refund since I dropped before the class was in session 12 calendar days. My husband…he called me a quitter. Asshole! I understand I quit….but this was after hours of studying, trying, worrying, contemplating…and he knew that…and with everything going on with Cory…I need this extra time to be there for him….he was here tonight and he was perfect…it was a relief.

Busy weekend…

January 19, 2009

Friday night we had a night out! That rarely happens with 4 kids. However, I was able to adjust the schedule and my two went to their Dad’s.  The neighbors daughter came and watched R2D2 (Devon and Dylan) and when our regular babysitter (who rarely babysits for us) got off work she came and stayed the night.  The next morning she had to go to work, but our neighbors daughter was able to come back over and watch the boys the rest of the morning.

We went with our neighbors to The Lumiere for a night of fun (and someone’s 21st bday).  We ate, gambled a bit, and then walked over to this awesome piano bar… It was really great.  Two pianos and 5 or 6 guys just switching out and singing whatever song you wrote down on a piece of paper and handed to them….including Gin and Juice (and the guy singing it was in his 50s!).  We went back to The Lumiere and gambled a bit more….and then headed off to bed at 3 am.

Saturday was a day of recovery! I’m too old to stay up til 3 am and wake up at 8:30 am.  So we laid in bed all day and watched The Notebook and The Patriot….nice relaxing day. 

Saturday night our best buddy came over with his daughter and we played Wii bowling! Love it!

Sunday, my family came over for a get together.  We had 11 kids and 9 adults! It was a lot of fun… We at dinner and just hung out. 

And today, back to the grind….


January 15, 2009

I’m so lazy right now.

You know what I should be doing?

I should be studying my review section of my College Algebra book to ensure I’m ready to start the class next week.

I should be doing laundry.

I should be working out (I’ll probably do that tonight).

I should be playing with my Embryo, otherwise known as Ben (he’s attached to me like glue, God love him).

I should be putting the clean whites away.

So, what am I doing (besides the obvious?)?

I’m watching a Rerun of  17 Kids and Counting…

I have to get up!