Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Bored. That's all it comes down to. Bored with work, bored with blogging, bored with this crappy weather. I have nothing, no funny stories, no interesting ideas, nothing inspiring.

Sorry guys. Right now my life is dull- achingly slow. I guess that's just life. Not that I'm looking for any drama right now, just something a little exciting. I haven't even had any fun mail waiting for me at home.

Maybe this is the blog's version of writers block.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Swiffer Wet Pads w/Febreeze

Do you guys use the Swiffer wet pads w/Febreeze? I just used one on the hardwood and my feet feel sticky. Is it the Febreeze or do all they all feel this way?

I use Method floor cleaner and mop but thought I would try this for a quick clean up of the floors and not sure if I like it.

Keepin it real on Facebook

Last year I had joined Facebook trying to find an old friend. She came to our town after the sudden death of her mother when we were 12 yrs old. She lived with her aunt and uncle just a few doors down the street. We went to jr and sr high school and even college. But after I finished (she was in a 5 yr program) we lost touch. I knew she moved to Georgia but nothing more specific.

I figured maybe she was on Facebook and after sometime, she did join and it's been fun. Unfortunately, my sister in law also friended me. What could I do? At the time I didn't realize you could restrict what people saw.

Now I don't update my status a lot. But I do like to check out everyone and leave comments. Except a few weeks ago. I can't even remember -or find- exactly what I said, but it was something about my husband. I'm sure it wasn't too bad. But of course, my sister in law had to leave a smart comment on my wall which I saw in my email. I know. She is just sticking up for her brother, but honestly. After 21 years of being with my husband, I think I've earned the right to say whatever I want. I've been with him longer than my mother in law and father in law (divorced after 7 years), my sister in law (divorced after 7 years), and my brother in law (still married but they haven't been together as long as us).

Maybe I shouldn't have gotten so bothered by it. I did change my settings. I don't think she will notice because I don't post often anyway. I love my husband and think he's a great dad and husband, but let's be honest. We don't get along all the time. I get on his nerves and he gets on mine. Sometimes you just need to vent and if I want to do it on Facebook too bad. It was very hard for me not to reply with a smart mouthed sarcastic comment. I just called my friend who also just went through this with her in-laws and Facebook.

I guess that's why I love my blog and that my husband doesn't even know what it's called or how to access it. This is my little domain. My relief channel. Hopefully I don't lose this too.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Doggie Bags

Oh, last night we took Jeff out to our favorite Italian restaurant. As usual, we had leftovers and as I was putting them together in the take-out containers (styrofoam) I started wishing I had brought containers from home.

But then I was thinking, would that be tacky? I am not sure my husband would be too thrilled if I whipped out a few containers from home. But it drives me nuts to be handed those styrofoam boxes.

Ideally, we wouldn't have any leftovers, but that would either mean eating everything on our plates or leaving it to be thrown away. I don't mind having leftovers and it saves me money with lunches at work.

What about you? Is it no big deal to use the styrofoam containers? Do you bring your own containers or is that bad?

Blog Catch-Up

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. No reason, just my own laziness. The weather has been pretty bad and we've had so much rain and tornado watches the past few days that it was strange to see the sun yesterday.

I finally took Paige clothe shopping. Despite 2 tops, she picked out some really cute clothes and I didn't have to do much side stepping. She was so excited because the Aeropostale store is testing children's clothes. She can actually fit in the xs adult t- shirts, but the children items were so much cheaper. And we had her ears re pierced. She had them done when she was 5, but the one hole was done at an angle and it was so difficult to get the earring in. It closed up last year, because she never wanted to put earrings in. Her other ear also closed up the past few months as well. This is the last time I'm paying for ear piercing. I hope they were done correctly this time. All in all the day cost $454. I didn't really give her any limits since we only shop twice a year. I did get Jeffrey Michael a new swim shirt and swim trunks and me a swim cover up. If we would've had more time I may have done some shopping for me. But I'd rather go by myself.

Yesterday, we planned a very activity filled day for Jeff. The big surprise was taking him golfing at a local 3 par golf course. I figured it would let the kids have fun and still allow Jeff to get some actual golfing in. Paige had a rough time with hitting the ball and was discouraged till the end when she hit it better. I still can't hit well, but it was such a fun time. My husband wanted to walk the course, but I talked him into getting carts. THANK GOODNESS. It took the kids forever to get the ball to the green and they would've never wanted to tote around their bags. I'd like to take them there more often. Jeffrey Michael swings really well and did hit some good shots. Plus I think if Paige had more practice she would relax and do better. Plus, we think she is left-handed with golf and we're going to get a couple of Jeff's old clubs shortened for her to try.

All in all it was a very expensive weekend. But well worth it. It did end on a funny note. When my kids were learning to talk and learn about the world around them, we expected them to go through the phase of asking us a million whys. They really never did that, and I'm not complaining. I remember my nephews going through that phase and driving us all kooky with the endless questions. Well, Jeffrey Michael is going through that phase now. I swear to you when I tell you he started his day with a question and never stopped! Everything that came out of his mouth was a question. ALL DAY LONG. By 8 pm we were so ready for him to go to bed. It didn't matter what we were doing, Jeff had a question. We kept telling him he was over his question limit, but of course he had no idea what we were talking about. I even joked about giving him some Benedryl around 7 pm to get him to bed. We couldn't take the questions any more.

Hope everyone else had a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Adult Education


by Tuesday, June 19, 2009
Class 1
Up in Winter, Down in Summer - How to Adjust a Thermostat Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.
Meets 4 wks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2
Which Takes More Energy - Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours?Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?--Group Debate.
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
Curling Irons--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet?Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM

Class 6
How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program.Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?
Open Forum.Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch--They Make Medicine for PMS - USE IT!
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
I Was Wrong and He Was Right!--Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10
How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim.Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live--How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield.
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12
How to Shop by Yourself.
Meets 4 wks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering To Take a List To The Store, Avoiding Separate Trips for Each Item Needed.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours...

Class 14
The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used.Live Demonstration.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.Send this to all your guy friends for the best chuckle of their day . . . and to all your gal friends " who have a sense of humor ". . .

What class would you take? I am personally going to sign up for Class 12, though my husband may want to add a few courses!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm it! Well, not IT, just tagged.

Okay- I have been tagged. Simplelivin tagged me and I am going to try not to foul this up. I read the rules, but not sure if I will do this right. Hopefully this is not like those chain letters where devastating things will happen because I goofed it up! Here we go!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list the rules in your post. (?????)
2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they've been tagged.

My Seven Facts

1. I went to my first concert last year when I took my then 10 year old to the Miley Cyrus concert. My 16 year old nephew thinks this is hysterical as he's seen every 80's rock bands in concert that have made the concert tour these past few years. I've promised to take him to see KISS if they put a Pittsburgh date on their calendar. I did have fun at the concert, but more so watching Paige's reaction.

2. My husband and I have been together since 1988. He was only the second boyfriend that I ever had or hopefully will have. He was 16 and I was 17 and I count those years when people ask how long we've been married. In fact, I always mess up the year we were married. Pretty sure it was 1997.

3. Related to No. 2- I had always wanted to get married on the day we went on our first date- March 22nd. However, the year it fell on a Saturday also happened to be Holy Week. The priest suggested March 8th and after a few days, I realized that date was the day when my husband first called me on the phone. I remembered this only because it is his nephew's birthday and when he called he said he just got home from his party. We had a birthday cake and sang Happy Birthday at my wedding to my then 13 year old nephew.

4. I love to drive. I probably should have been a trucker as I will drive anywhere. I have a good sense of direction and often times will aimlessly drive around new places just for fun on my way home from work.

5. I am ambidextrous. I used to have almost the same handwriting whether I wrote left handed or right handed. I primarily use my right hand as life is geared toward right handers. This came in handy when I had a cast on my right hand for 6 weeks.

6. I have a memory for numbers. This is not good as sometimes I can't get them out of my head. I can recall social security numbers for a lot of people that I worked for and with. Not that I would do anything with it, but sometimes when I see them I say their SSN. Weird I know.

7. I secretly always wanted braces as a teenager, but was blessed with perfectly straight teeth. Same with glasses, though we all know that's changed!! Though my poor daughter just got her first set of braces off two months ago and last month got her first pair of glasses. Maybe it skips a generation.

My tags are the following:

Can't wait to see your facts!


I'm not sure if anyone else had this, but I could not log in to blogger Sunday and Monday. Anyway, Friday was the Penguins game and it was on every one's mind all day. Paige had a softball game at 6pm and luckily it ended by 8pm in time for us to head over to a friend's house to watch.

My son was so thrilled with the win. He didn't watch the whole game as there were a lot of kids to play with, but I did grab him at the last 2 minutes. Poor thing was so tired, I wasn't sure if he would even stay awake for the ending. I think he fell asleep as soon as his head hit his pillow.

Saturday, Jeff had an all day golf outing. Paige had stayed over her friends house and swam all day. I took Jeff Michael to the pool we belong to, but it was really cloudy and the water wasn't heated yet. He enjoyed it which is all that matters. The three of us hung out at home in the evening.

Sunday, we took the kids to the Pirates game. We played - of all teams- the Detroit Tigers. But it gets even better. Before the games several Penguins players showed up and they brought the Stanley Cup out onto the field. Jeffrey Michael was in his glory. He wanted to go down to get an autograph, but there was no way anyone could get close. My husband promised to take him to some of the practices in the fall. Hopefully, he will be able to get an autograph then. The game was fun, but it was so hot. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. If only the two day's weather was reversed. We left by the 6th inning because the game was taking so long and it was just too hot baking in that sun. The kids had a great time.

Honey do update- Jeff fixed my washing machine and the front steps. He said he was going to do a project on Tues and Thurs (his days off from cross country). Again he won't tell me what the project will be that way if he doesn't get around to it, it's no big deal. I was very happy with the last two projects as they were really the only ones that I wanted done immediately. He still has to put a final layer of patch on the steps which he probably will not do till August. Even if he doesn't, it is still better that it was!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Honey Do List

Last night I rushed home from work in time to eat a quick dinner and be off to Paige's softball game. Softball/baseball this week is horrid. There is a game each and every day! I am so glad I skipped Paige's game on Tuesday to do laundry as it is at least one thing I don't have to worry about.

My husband fixed the back screen door. At least we hope. The screw holes have stripped and won't hold a screw and although he will tighten them once a week, they just work themselves loose and the door starts hanging crooked. He went to the hardware store and bought longer screws and if confident that this will fix the problem. He said he also had a surprise project today for me. I think he and the kids are going to clean the house. That would be great. Paige still hasn't cleaned up her school pile and it' s sitting on the end table in the living room. If she would go through the papers and make a pile for the recycling it would be so good.

There are a lot of little projects that Jeff is determined to do this summer. I have some ideas for projects, but I will wait to see what his list looks like before I mention mine. Mainly, I would like the front steps fixed (replaced preferably but not sure if we can do this year) and my washing machine fixed. It leaks water from underneath when I do a load. Tuesday it leaked a lot since I did about 8 loads in a row. I was praying it wouldn't explode by the time I was done! The water runs out right in front of the stairs so if you forget, you step in a puddle! I can't stand that.

I am hoping to get home from Jeffrey Michael's game early enough to get all the clothes off the lines in the basement. I might try to get some ironing done but just pulling the clothes off the lines would be good for me. I've already decided that I am not going to get a lot accomplished this week and to just be happy for the little things I can.

Another dreary day outside. The clouds keep coming and we had a little rain last night. It's suppose to be sunny this weekend which will be nice. We're taking the kids to a Pirate's game on Sunday. This time I know I will get a Primanti's sandwich since they have a vendor in the stadium. Can't wait!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Last Day of School

Yesterday, I rushed to the greenery to grab a plant for Jeff's teacher. My husband had stopped home and so he brought it to the school on his way. Whew! Of course, my daughter came home with a boatload of stuff. She dumped it in the living room and then later my son came home with all his stuff. Uggh. I understand the desire to clean out and rid your self of clutter, just don't send it my way! Paige was in no mood to clean out her school bag and so I just left it there for today. I was able to go through Jeffrey's things with no problem. They both were excited to show off their report cards.

My husband got through his day at school and didn't go golfing. He said he was too tired. He did go running. I sat in the sun and fell asleep. When I woke up, I felt yucky. I stayed home from Paige's softball game and did laundry. I washed every stitch of clothes in the house, at least I thought I did. This morning when I went up to the attic bedroom to say goodbye to my husband I saw a pile of his clothes on the floor. Grrr. I totally forgot to check up there. I should have known. I ended up finding his dress clothes EVERYWHERE. I did 3 loads of his dress clothes alone. It was only 2 load until I found a stash of clothes on the closet door in the bathroom. But all his dress clothes are drying on the lines in the basement.

All the uniforms are washed and ready to be put away. I need to go through them and determine what stays and what goes. I put away the last winter clothes. I'm praying that the cold is over finally! I need to get more totes. I used to be able fit the kids cloths together but not this year. Also, my husband has collected a lot of sweatshirts and hoodies from cross country and track this year and they need a tote of their own! I have asked him to please clean some out and give some to his students and not to bring so many home!

As much as I love the first day back to school, I equally love the last day of school. No more lunches to pack, homework to oversee, bedtimes to enforce (though my son will still crash early) and no morning wake up battles. My laundry washing decreases dramatically as well. Plus, with my husband home I am able to have him do a lot for me.

Oh and the post I was going to write about yesterday. After work Monday I went straight to the ball field for my son's game. I had propped my feet up on the open window and fell asleep waiting. My husband came over and stood by the side of the car and we talked a few minutes before he brought Jeff to the dugout. As he was leaving, he patted my leg and my capris made a funny sound. They have a two inch cuff and as I put my hand in the cuff I pulled out a coupon! No clue how a coupon found it's way into the cuff of my capris or how long it was there. It wasn't expired yet. My husband got a good laugh. Although he said it would be better served if I actually used my coupons instead of carrying them around in my cuffs! Told you I was a coupon loser!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Mother of the year moment

I had planned on posting about a queer incident yesterday involving a coupon, but of course this morning changed all that!

Today is the last day of school and it's a half day for the kids. We are all heading out the door when my son asks me where his present is for his teacher. OH SHIT! Yup forgot. Last week was Jeffrey's last day at his enrichment class and I forgot to get a gift. Luckily, my next door neighbor had some extra potted plants so I stole one from her and sent him on his way.

Not so lucky today. You'd think I'd make a reminder note especially after what I did last week. No, guess I was relying on my brain. I felt so bad and told him I would drop it off before the end of the day. I have to rush out of work a little earlier than my scheduled half day so I can grab something and get it to him before school ends. I have really been horrible at keeping track of things. Just like my couponing, I have dropped the habit of list making and calendar scheduling. It's as if my brain is missing some key synapses. Large gaping holes of missing synapses. And everyday hearing my husband and kids counting down to the last day should have reminded me to get a gift instead of just annoying the heck out of me.

I just don't want him to feel sad or be embarrassed that he is not handing anything to his teacher today. I never want to see either of my children experience that kind of sadness. Probably, because I was that child that never had anything to give my teachers while the other children did. As an adult, I understand that it's the parent's responsibility to take care of those details. Jeffrey wasn't real upset about it and seemed fine that a gift would be there for him at the end of the day. Paige would have had a huge fit over it and cried for days!

Some day I will get my act together!

Edit- I had texted my next door neighbor that morning so she was aware that I was taking a plant. I just haven't replaced it yet. Heck, I still haven't bought my own flowers or vegetable plants yet!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Was yesterday Monday??

Yesterday afternoon just spiralled down to a black hole of craziness at work. It ended up with me being left in the office at 12pm on by myself. In my office, my main job is to prospect new business and review our current clients to make sure they are insured properly. I go through policies and meet with the clients to make sure they aren't over insured or under insured. I really like this because I find that many people do not know much about the insurance they own. I also am the financial person of the office and help people with auto and home loans and do a little with investing although I have to get my series 6 and 63 to be licensed.

I had scheduled appointments yesterday, but since I ended up alone, I had to quickly try to reschedule. Some people couldn't be reached and it's frustrating to be going over important information and have to stop to help others. Plus, I didn't get lunch as the girl that was there left for her lunch at noon and then didn't come back. I had some snacks to tied me over, but had planned on going out for lunch as a treat. Wrong day to decide that!

By the time I got home, I had only enough time to grab a bowl of cereal. When we got to the golf course, I asked my husband to see if he could get me something quick to eat while we waited. He and my neighbor's husband went in to get beer/coolers and of course he came out with no food. Ugg! There was no time to go back to see about food as we were ready to start the scramble. Let me tell you, I drank half of a cooler and was buzzing big time!!

Golfing was fun and I didn't do bad despite not knowing which club to use or how to aim the shots. God must have felt sorry for me and the day I had because I did drive a few shots that we used and chipped a couple close to the hole. We ended up coming in 4th place and they were all happy. My husband said he wants to go every Friday. We'll see. It's just hard getting a sitter and I missed seeing the kids all day. I can't wait to go pick them up. Two minutes in the car and they'll start fighting and it'll be back to normal!

My husband had another golf outing this morning and we're going over to my friends house to hang out. Tomorrow we have a picnic fundraiser for Jeff's school and then back to the grind on Monday.

OH- I just remembered. Last night I had a dream about my blog. I went online to post Friday's wonderful events and my blog said I earned $200. I had earned it for some post I wrote previously. But of course my inability to figure out the computer prevented me from getting the funds transferred and the redemption time limit expired. It was fun while it lasted!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Golf Outing

My husband asked me if I wanted to go to a couples golf scramble tonight. Sure. I haven't hit a golf ball in 20 yrs. I don't even own clubs or golf shoes. Hell, I don't have anything appropriate to wear. Who are we going with and where at? Ruby and Hugh (our next door neighbors) at the country club they belong to. WTF!! Ok, so I am going to look like the golf reject. No shoes, no clubs and what in the world do they wear at the country club (as I roll my eyes)? They are going to boot my ass off the course. There's a reason they have memberships and rules about who can join a country club - it's to keep people like me from disgracing it.

This out to be a lot of fun --at my expense I'm certain!!

Blogging is crossing over to real life

Yesterday I shared some of my embarrassing OCD problems and quirks with you all. Just now as I was working with a client, I shared my issue with not being able to wash the dishes when there are floaties in the dish water. Once it came out of my mouth I thought I was going to die! The office got a good laugh at it and he even asked me if I have OCD issues and I replied if you only knew. Yah here's my blog and you can read all about them! Seriously, what was I thinking? Anyway, I guess it was funny. He probably thinks I am a nut, but then he wanted to talk to me about life insurance so at least he felt comfortable with me. People aren't going to buy life insurance when they don't trust you.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Up late thinking...

As usual napping late in the day backfired. I woke up around 12 am and could not fall asleep. My mind was reviewing all the OCD and idiosyncrasies I proudly possess. There are a lot and well, I thought I would share them.

1. I hate to wear shoes around the house, but I can't stand to feel dirt on my feet. So I have to constantly sweep the floors and remind my family to take off their shoes at the door. I also cannot stand to wear shoes when I am driving, though I keep them on during the winter months.

2. I cannot stand sleeping at hotels. I have to buy a cheap pillow and pillowcase at Walmart beforehand to use while I am there. Then I can only use the one side and I leave them there when we checkout. I also cannot go barefoot (despite the above) and freak out if I see the kids without socks as well. I also will not use any sheets when I sleep and wear long sleeve shirts and long pants to bed even if it's summer. I'm a joy to my family on vacations!

3. I do not like eating out at restaurants, even if they are so called upscale. I waitressed and saw first hand things in the kitchen that are burned into my brain. Plus I can't touch the utensils/glasses to my lips. And if it's a buffet. Forget it. Too many people breathing over the food. I also cannot touch the tables. My kids love this one. One time at a local diner, my son placed his face on the table and licked it. I couldn't eat after that. He and Paige thought it was hysterical.

4. Which leads me to my fear of people talking too close to me when I am eating. This is more a problem at work. If I am eating at my desk and customers come over I want to die if they breath near my drink or food. I've had to throw away more drinks/food over this one.

5. I also do not like any one's scent except my husband and children's. I often think about them and how they smell throughout the day. It was wonderful when I was nursing. I could let down my milk in a heartbeat! But I do not like to smell other people's scent. I often hold my breath when I hug my friends and other family members. This leads to my next weirdo problem...

6. Although I will freely pass on clothing to others, I have a hard time wearing other people's clothes and have the same problem with the kids. I accept clothes when they are offered, but rarely use them and just pass them on to charity. My daughter and her friends used to love to play dress up with her every day clothes. Yay, I had anxiety attacks all the time over that one!

7. Related to the above, I have to wash my children's sheets after sleep overs. Not that their friends are dirty or any thing, but it's the thought of their scent on my children's sheets that freaks me out.

8. Washing clothes is also an issue with me. I have a specific order that I do my laundry in. This stems from when my husband worked as a golf course superintendent and I feared the chemicals would linger in the washing machine and get on our regular clothes. Then when I had children, I couldn't wash their clothes with our clothes. Just last summer I got over that one. I can now mix my 10 and almost 8 yrs olds clothes with ours- see, you can over come some ocd quirks!!

9. I have to use a paper towel to dry my colanders. Despite all the scrubbing I do, there is always some little bit of pasta starch lingering and the thought of it getting on my dish towel disgusts me. My sister in law is all to familiar with that one as I freaked out one day when she tried to help me in the kitchen and accidentally dried the colander with the dish towel. We laugh all the time about my irrational reaction!

10. Although I could happily wear the same t-shirt and jogging pants days in a row, I have some how got my children in the habit of wearing new pajamas every night to bed regardless if they have taken their bathes. Except in my house, it's a rare night they go to bed without a bath/shower.

11. I've never gotten over that childhood thing where you think everything is alive and/or has feelings. Seriously. I have to talk myself out of it!! When I break something or have to throw things away, I catch myself feeling bad for it. I am ok if I can recycle something and I am a huge recycler and composter. Probably to get over the whole everything has feelings thing.

12. I cannot kill anything. Bugs, spiders, worms, etc. I free them all to the outdoors and when I am in the garden or edging around the house I keep praying to God to please let all the worms and bugs get out of the way. Or at least don't let me see them when I do chop them in half or kill them. If you were with me in the garden you would see me crying sometimes over this one! I also hate when I see a bug hit the windshield. Go figure!

There are just a couple- and I didn't go into my cleaning habits! Most people would have no idea about my quirks. I generally do not announce them although my kids love too! I'm guessing everyone has a few things that freak them out or will bother them.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Half Days and Rain

Today I had a half day at work. THANK YOU JESUS! Not only do I not want to go into work anymore, I also have a house that could be quarantined by the CDC. Seriously, the kitchen hasn't been touched in two days. And when you don't own a dishwasher- yes I know it's the year 2009- dishes pile in the sink. I would lose all readers if they actually saw the state of my kitchen! Yup all 2 people would run screaming in disgust!

We've talked about doing some minimal remodelling in the kitchen that would include new counter tops and fitting in a dishwasher. Right now we are at a stalemate with the whole slum house fiasco. So today when I got home I started on the kitchen and put some ribs in the crock pot for my husband and daughter. I can't stand bbq ribs. My son is hit or miss about eating them, but I am definitely a no eater. I'm not real fond of meat but not a true vegetarian either. Every so often I do desire a nice piece of steak, but if given a choice I'm out!

Lately, I feel as though I am on the verge of having a major 38 yr old temper tantrum meltdown. Not sure if it's a hormonal thing or what. But I can't stomach getting up for work and just want to be home. It could be the fact that we are so busy with softball and baseball. I usually meet them at the ball field and then get home around 8:30pm. By then the only time I have is getting their homework and baths. Plus I am not a night person, I am out by 9-9:30am and up around 7 am and on the road by 8:30 am. Thus the horrendous state of my house!

I am getting really down. I read one of my favorite blogs today and she spoke about her blog friends knowing more about what's going on in her life than her neighbors. I think it's the same with me. I really don't talk to my friends about certain things. I secretly want them to think that I am a great wife, mother, housekeeper, etc. I would have definitely been one of those 50's housewives trying to live like June Cleaver! That stems back to my childhood and all the turmoil that was going on. I basically lived two lives- my home life and school life. No one in school had a clue about my home life and I was the cheerleader, straight A student. Then I would go home and basically run a household at age 13. Never the two intertwined. I would have been mortified if people knew what was going on in my house. Every one thought I was the good student with friends enjoying life. Not so!

Anyway, it's been raining for days here in Western PA which also puts me in the mood to curl up in bed and nap. Which I did for a few hours after everyone got home! It wasn't a wasted day after all.

Now if I could find a way to sleep and exercise at the same time! These few pounds just won't go away. It's like when you have a tooth ache and you just can't stop touching it with your tongue. You know it's going to hurt but you just can't help yourself. I just can't get moving although I know it's what I need to do! Where did my metabolism go!!!! Come back!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No Jail Time Here

My husband spoke to the fire investigator yesterday. All weekend long he fretted over the fire at our rental house. He was so worried that the fire investigator was going to think he tried to set the house on fire. His fears were eased after speaking to the man and finding out the fire was just a small trashcan fire and the damage was minimal. My husband is always telling me not to get worked up over events until you know all the facts and here he was driving himself crazy thinking he was going to be in trouble for this. I hope he realizes now that some times it's not that easy to stop worrying about stuff.

Paige's team lost on Sunday. She pitched a really good game and the girls tried really hard, but as usual the coach moved our infielders around and so there were a lot of errors as the girls weren't comfortable in their positions. I did get a nice sunburn on my nose and forehead though!

Yesterday at my son's game, they announced a possible tournament for this coming weekend. Ugg. We also realized that next year my son will move up to the 8-9 year old team. There was an 8-9 yr old team playing on the next field next to us and boy did they look big! My son is very tiny for his age. So much so that we've had him to specialists to make sure there was no underlying problem. There is none, he's just growing slow. His bones are measuring that of a six year old and so he will have a growth spurt at some point in time. I don't mind it much except when it comes to sports. Baseball shouldn't be a big deal, but he has voiced his desire to play hockey. That's a physical sport. But he's out in the driveway after school in his roller blades hitting a puck around and just loving it. We have a local ice hockey rink and so Jeff is going to look into him joining.

I'm hoping to get some things done this week before my weekend. I have to get some ebay items mailed and more on to sell. Plus with school being done next week, I am trying to get all the uniforms washed, ironed, sorted for donation, and whatever is left to keep - put away. The great thing about summer is my laundry goes down tons!!