Sep 30, 2006

DropShots, Updated

Saturday, September 30, 2006
Kids n Pets

DropShots, Updated

Saturday, September 30, 2006
Kids n Pets

"Talkin’ about the dog wash, girl"


Austin and I went to Wag N Wash, it's like a self service car wash, without quarters, for your dog. I have to say I really enjoyed being able to wash my dog and let someone else worry about the mess, and without killing my back bending over the bathtub. Chloe looks so pretty and smells nice, Austin and I decided we will have to take her more often, maybe every other month, or more. The whole purpose of going to WnW, was to get a Furminator like Gina mentioned in her blog.

I am now a complete Furminator convert, I LOVE that thing! I furminated the dog and the cats today, and then had to re-vacuum the family room after doing so. I cannot imagine how much more I would have gotten outof her had I not had a tweaker as a dog. As soon as she as much as sees a brush, she gets so excited she won't sit still.

Today has been such a pretty day, the leaves are all yellow and red, but it is still nice and warm during the day. The bikers are all out enjoying the last few nice riding days, we saw a dozen or so in the 15 minutes it took to get to WnW.


"Talkin' about the dog wash, girl"


Austin and I went to Wag N Wash, it's like a self service car wash, without quarters, for your dog. I have to say I really enjoyed being able to wash my dog and let someone else worry about the mess, and without killing my back bending over the bathtub. Chloe looks so pretty and smells nice, Austin and I decided we will have to take her more often, maybe every other month, or more. The whole purpose of going to WnW, was to get a Furminator like Gina mentioned in her blog.

I am now a complete Furminator convert, I LOVE that thing! I furminated the dog and the cats today, and then had to re-vacuum the family room after doing so. I cannot imagine how much more I would have gotten outof her had I not had a tweaker as a dog. As soon as she as much as sees a brush, she gets so excited she won't sit still.

Today has been such a pretty day, the leaves are all yellow and red, but it is still nice and warm during the day. The bikers are all out enjoying the last few nice riding days, we saw a dozen or so in the 15 minutes it took to get to WnW.


Sep 28, 2006

Busy, busy, busy!

I have been crazy busy trying to finish my to do list. The van is back home, but still leaking, so it will go back in two weeks. Thankfully the dealership worded the report in a way that we won't have to pay the deductible again. I am still hoping the warranty company says its too big of a piece of sh*t to fix and totals it. Somehow I just don't see that happening

I got my doctor appointment out of the way... I got my referral to the specialist I wanted, however he was so closed minded on extended breastfeeding it is not even funny. AS IF! I just nodded and smiled, however if he decides to make an issue of it, I WILL educate him on the benefits of extended nursing, or even find a new Primary Care Physician. This article HERE is easy to read and explains the benefits well.

The Dr. even tried to hint that Matthew's pediatricians probably feel you wean a baby at 12 months. Ha! He could not be farther from the truth, Matthew's pediatricians all quote the AAP as their mantra, practically verbatim, which reads...

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends breastfeeding for at least one year and then for as long as is mutually desirable by mother and baby.
Ok, off my soapbox. So, the van repairs were in order for it to pass emotions, which I am pleased to admit it did with flying colors. In the process I also managed to register both the car and the van. Oh man I wish Colorado was like Washington and Texas, both states not only have no income tax, but they also have a flat registration, which runs around $45 per car.... it's well over a hundred dollars here. Gah!

I also managed to mail off CDs I made for my mom and for Terri. I am also all done with laundry, about a weeks worth, as well as washed all of Matthew's diapers. This evening I helped Bobby with his homework assignment; it was fun teaching him HTML.

Oh, and as if you don't already think Bobby and I are major geeks... last night we went shopping for Bluetooths? Blueteeth? whatever they are called in plural form. Today we have been playing back and forth with them, we are such nerds!!

Busy, busy, busy!

I have been crazy busy trying to finish my to do list. The van is back home, but still leaking, so it will go back in two weeks. Thankfully the dealership worded the report in a way that we won't have to pay the deductible again. I am still hoping the warranty company says its too big of a piece of sh*t to fix and totals it. Somehow I just don't see that happening

I got my doctor appointment out of the way... I got my referral to the specialist I wanted, however he was so closed minded on extended breastfeeding it is not even funny. AS IF! I just nodded and smiled, however if he decides to make an issue of it, I WILL educate him on the benefits of extended nursing, or even find a new Primary Care Physician. This article HERE is easy to read and explains the benefits well.

The Dr. even tried to hint that Matthew's pediatricians probably feel you wean a baby at 12 months. Ha! He could not be farther from the truth, Matthew's pediatricians all quote the AAP as their mantra, practically verbatim, which reads...

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends breastfeeding for at least one year and then for as long as is mutually desirable by mother and baby.
Ok, off my soapbox. So, the van repairs were in order for it to pass emotions, which I am pleased to admit it did with flying colors. In the process I also managed to register both the car and the van. Oh man I wish Colorado was like Washington and Texas, both states not only have no income tax, but they also have a flat registration, which runs around $45 per car.... it's well over a hundred dollars here. Gah!

I also managed to mail off CDs I made for my mom and for Terri. I am also all done with laundry, about a weeks worth, as well as washed all of Matthew's diapers. This evening I helped Bobby with his homework assignment; it was fun teaching him HTML.

Oh, and as if you don't already think Bobby and I are major geeks... last night we went shopping for Bluetooths? Blueteeth? whatever they are called in plural form. Today we have been playing back and forth with them, we are such nerds!!

Sep 27, 2006

Not Served

BM did not get served Monday. We wasted $70 for the first attempts (something like 6 times over 2 days) and since she would not answer the door, the process server filed her report and closed our file. IF we were to serve her again it would cost another $70 to send someone else out. Pish! Anyways, Monday we mailed her a waiver of service and it got to her this morning. She stated she would sign and return it today, so cross your fingers that the Attorney gets it on Friday, or at least by Monday. Then we are waiting on the courts, again.

I am getting better at waiting.... I hope!

Not Served

BM did not get served Monday. We wasted $70 for the first attempts (something like 6 times over 2 days) and since she would not answer the door, the process server filed her report and closed our file. IF we were to serve her again it would cost another $70 to send someone else out. Pish! Anyways, Monday we mailed her a waiver of service and it got to her this morning. She stated she would sign and return it today, so cross your fingers that the Attorney gets it on Friday, or at least by Monday. Then we are waiting on the courts, again.

I am getting better at waiting.... I hope!

Sep 22, 2006

YAY!!!

She called! BM called! She said she will stick close to home Monday so she can be re-served. She stated she was out of town and will be home Sunday... whatever the case may be, I am just hopeful we can get this all in where it needs to be in time.

YAY!!!

She called! BM called! She said she will stick close to home Monday so she can be re-served. She stated she was out of town and will be home Sunday... whatever the case may be, I am just hopeful we can get this all in where it needs to be in time.

Thank Goodness it’s Friday!

Between all the stress of the adoption, the van, the new family, and all the medical stuff, I was feeling pretty smothered under the weight of all the crap I was dealing with. I decided a positive change was needed.

With the advice of some friends, I fell asleep with positive visualisation of BM being served and the hearing going off without a hitch. Even though we are down to the wire, we still have options. We can run an ad in the newspaper, or get her to sign a waiver. I have faith it will work out.

The van is at the dealership, they are seeing again if they can find the leaks. The warranty representative may not be able to come out until Monday, so I won't get a rental until then, but I don't have a problem with that since Bobby doesn't work on the weekends.

I am positive things will work out with us all medically. We have access to the best doctors and best treatments and everything will get taken care of.

The new family is a blessing, it was stressful at first worrying about Bobby's brother being back in our lives, and I still hope some day he will be; however in the meantime I am so much happier to get the opportunity to get to know his children and their mother.

I am so thankful for all the people I have in my life... all the opportunities and experiences.

I feel so much in unburdening all the "weight" off, and in doing so I have literally lost 6 lbs, and hope that this is a small sign of things to come. Today I started making a choice to cook and eat healthier as a family. I guess with the right outlook, anything can be positive.

Thank Goodness it's Friday!

Between all the stress of the adoption, the van, the new family, and all the medical stuff, I was feeling pretty smothered under the weight of all the crap I was dealing with. I decided a positive change was needed.

With the advice of some friends, I fell asleep with positive visualisation of BM being served and the hearing going off without a hitch. Even though we are down to the wire, we still have options. We can run an ad in the newspaper, or get her to sign a waiver. I have faith it will work out.

The van is at the dealership, they are seeing again if they can find the leaks. The warranty representative may not be able to come out until Monday, so I won't get a rental until then, but I don't have a problem with that since Bobby doesn't work on the weekends.

I am positive things will work out with us all medically. We have access to the best doctors and best treatments and everything will get taken care of.

The new family is a blessing, it was stressful at first worrying about Bobby's brother being back in our lives, and I still hope some day he will be; however in the meantime I am so much happier to get the opportunity to get to know his children and their mother.

I am so thankful for all the people I have in my life... all the opportunities and experiences.

I feel so much in unburdening all the "weight" off, and in doing so I have literally lost 6 lbs, and hope that this is a small sign of things to come. Today I started making a choice to cook and eat healthier as a family. I guess with the right outlook, anything can be positive.

Sep 21, 2006

How fitting

You Are Ani Difranco!
Honest, real, and well liked.
You're not limited by any boundaries.
"And you can call me crazy
But I think you're as lazy as white paint on the wall"


And...





Your True Love Is a Capricorn



Why you'll love a Capricorn:



Hard working and driven, a Capricorn will work overtime to win your heart.

Be prepared to get wined and dined, even once you're convince that your Capricorn is the one!



Why a Capricorn will love you:



You don't rush things. You know it will take a while for a Capricorn to trust you, and you can wait.

Social and outgoing, you can introduce normally shy Capricorn to a great circle of friends.



Thanks Gina for posting those in your blog, they were fun. How strange is it that I fit the profile of my favorite musician AND chose the sign of the man I married as my true love sign. Terri would be unimpressed, she would say "of course the quiz said Capricorn".

How fitting

You Are Ani Difranco!
Honest, real, and well liked.
You're not limited by any boundaries.
"And you can call me crazy
But I think you're as lazy as white paint on the wall"


And...





Your True Love Is a Capricorn



Why you'll love a Capricorn:



Hard working and driven, a Capricorn will work overtime to win your heart.

Be prepared to get wined and dined, even once you're convince that your Capricorn is the one!



Why a Capricorn will love you:



You don't rush things. You know it will take a while for a Capricorn to trust you, and you can wait.

Social and outgoing, you can introduce normally shy Capricorn to a great circle of friends.



Thanks Gina for posting those in your blog, they were fun. How strange is it that I fit the profile of my favorite musician AND chose the sign of the man I married as my true love sign. Terri would be unimpressed, she would say "of course the quiz said Capricorn".

….still waiting

Called BM this morning, and still nothing. I just don't get how you can initiate an adoption and then not follow up. I am sure she was just caught off guard and freaked out, but c'mon already! If she would just answer her phone she would know what this was all about. Hell, this morning I spelled it all out in an answering machine message... just listen and CALL ME BACK.

I am so frustrated, it's time to get this show on the road!

....still waiting

Called BM this morning, and still nothing. I just don't get how you can initiate an adoption and then not follow up. I am sure she was just caught off guard and freaked out, but c'mon already! If she would just answer her phone she would know what this was all about. Hell, this morning I spelled it all out in an answering machine message... just listen and CALL ME BACK.

I am so frustrated, it's time to get this show on the road!

Sep 20, 2006

Another damn delay

Like I mentioned before BM had more papers to sign. What I did not mention is they had to be served to her by a third party. Well, I guess that third party has been trying to serve her for TWO days and she is not answering the door. He watched her go in, so he knows she was there, but every attempt to serve her has failed as she is hiding from him.

So Bobby and I tried to call her today to tell her who the person is and why he is there, but she is not answering her phone or returning our messages. Time is running out, less than 5 days before the papers need to be turned into the court, and I am starting to panic. Please send prayers that this works itself out soon, before I worry myself into an early grave.

Another damn delay

Like I mentioned before BM had more papers to sign. What I did not mention is they had to be served to her by a third party. Well, I guess that third party has been trying to serve her for TWO days and she is not answering the door. He watched her go in, so he knows she was there, but every attempt to serve her has failed as she is hiding from him.

So Bobby and I tried to call her today to tell her who the person is and why he is there, but she is not answering her phone or returning our messages. Time is running out, less than 5 days before the papers need to be turned into the court, and I am starting to panic. Please send prayers that this works itself out soon, before I worry myself into an early grave.

I hate my van

Yesterday I took my van in to get it checked out on various things... check engine light, door lock not engaging, oil leaks like crazy, etc.

So I call them back yesterday and I guess it leaking in MANY places and they estimate it will cost $2500 to repair it. I have a warranty, so the warranty people wanted to send out an inspector to approve or deny the repairs. Well he gets in there and cannot see a thing because its dirty from oil leaks (duh!) so they send it to detail and clean it up and will add a black light agent to the oil and run it and see where its leaking and then have the inspector come out again. So I am without a vehicle for two days now.

Tomorrow I have a meeting with Christopher's school for his IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for his speech therapy and I NEED my car! They told me they would cover a rental for me until the van is fixed once the repairs are approved so until then I am stranded here. If I have to I will walk to the school tomorrow, but it is such a pain in the ass.

I have to head to the dealership tonight to get my mail key off the ring, I am hoping they will know more by 5pm when I go up there. They have returned my van to me to drive for a few days for the oil to leak out w/ the additive so they can see where it is leaking from. Bobby offered to trade cars for a few days so I can actually get some miles on it, since I put so few miles on the van.

The side of my face is swollen behind my jaw, I think I am coming down with something, I feel tired and achy.

Today has been a crappy day, my next post will explain what else I am irritated about.

I hate my van

Yesterday I took my van in to get it checked out on various things... check engine light, door lock not engaging, oil leaks like crazy, etc.

So I call them back yesterday and I guess it leaking in MANY places and they estimate it will cost $2500 to repair it. I have a warranty, so the warranty people wanted to send out an inspector to approve or deny the repairs. Well he gets in there and cannot see a thing because its dirty from oil leaks (duh!) so they send it to detail and clean it up and will add a black light agent to the oil and run it and see where its leaking and then have the inspector come out again. So I am without a vehicle for two days now.

Tomorrow I have a meeting with Christopher's school for his IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for his speech therapy and I NEED my car! They told me they would cover a rental for me until the van is fixed once the repairs are approved so until then I am stranded here. If I have to I will walk to the school tomorrow, but it is such a pain in the ass.

I have to head to the dealership tonight to get my mail key off the ring, I am hoping they will know more by 5pm when I go up there. They have returned my van to me to drive for a few days for the oil to leak out w/ the additive so they can see where it is leaking from. Bobby offered to trade cars for a few days so I can actually get some miles on it, since I put so few miles on the van.

The side of my face is swollen behind my jaw, I think I am coming down with something, I feel tired and achy.

Today has been a crappy day, my next post will explain what else I am irritated about.

Sep 18, 2006

Roller FREAKING Coaster

*Warning* I may not censor this post too well.


I am tired, I am bitchy, and I have had the most draining day today. Last night I was up until 4am, between the baby waking at night, Bobby not being home, and dealing with the emotions of the drama going on in the in-law front... I am just a wreck. I worry that the only good that will come with finding him will be getting to know his kids, as I just cannot see him wanting to come back into our lives.

Today Christopher had his appointment with the specialist. He's been showing sensory issues for a long time and Tricare is such a joke we were going no where fast trying to get them to see a problem. Now that we have decent insurance I started making calls to get him seen.

Well, no diagnosis yet, but the pediatrician and the neurologist agree there are some things going on in the Asperger's spectrum. If you don't know what asperger's is, it is high functioning autism. I am so scared this is what is wrong, it will not be the first time that word has been said around him. My sister and my friend have both told me they think he has it, the latter being a mom of an asperger child.

So I talked to my mother in law, who warned me of the genetic link in the males in my husband's family. My mother in law is in mourning of her husband of a week, but her live in boyfriend of 11 years. Bob was a great man, and I considered him my father in law and the grandfather of my children. We talked to a couple hours tonight when I called to offer my condolences.

It has been 4 hours since I started trying to write this entry, I think in those four hours I have gone through all the stages of grief and I am prepared for anything the pediatric neuropsychologist could tell me.

Beside my mother in law, I talked to someone today who I have not spoken to in 9 years. Everything I learned was great news and for privacy sake I am not going into what is going on, but it's mostly all positive news

Roller FREAKING Coaster

*Warning* I may not censor this post too well.


I am tired, I am bitchy, and I have had the most draining day today. Last night I was up until 4am, between the baby waking at night, Bobby not being home, and dealing with the emotions of the drama going on in the in-law front... I am just a wreck. I worry that the only good that will come with finding him will be getting to know his kids, as I just cannot see him wanting to come back into our lives.

Today Christopher had his appointment with the specialist. He's been showing sensory issues for a long time and Tricare is such a joke we were going no where fast trying to get them to see a problem. Now that we have decent insurance I started making calls to get him seen.

Well, no diagnosis yet, but the pediatrician and the neurologist agree there are some things going on in the Asperger's spectrum. If you don't know what asperger's is, it is high functioning autism. I am so scared this is what is wrong, it will not be the first time that word has been said around him. My sister and my friend have both told me they think he has it, the latter being a mom of an asperger child.

So I talked to my mother in law, who warned me of the genetic link in the males in my husband's family. My mother in law is in mourning of her husband of a week, but her live in boyfriend of 11 years. Bob was a great man, and I considered him my father in law and the grandfather of my children. We talked to a couple hours tonight when I called to offer my condolences.

It has been 4 hours since I started trying to write this entry, I think in those four hours I have gone through all the stages of grief and I am prepared for anything the pediatric neuropsychologist could tell me.

Beside my mother in law, I talked to someone today who I have not spoken to in 9 years. Everything I learned was great news and for privacy sake I am not going into what is going on, but it's mostly all positive news

Sep 17, 2006

Luck

Can Bobby POSSIBLY have worse luck? So far, the last two times he has flown to Killeen, he has either been bumped from his flight, or the flight was cancelled. And last time he flew from Killen to Dallas, his flight was delayed almost 3 hours. Serves him right for teasing me for my bad luck flying when I went to Spokane!! Airplanes hate US, not just me!

Luck

Can Bobby POSSIBLY have worse luck? So far, the last two times he has flown to Killeen, he has either been bumped from his flight, or the flight was cancelled. And last time he flew from Killen to Dallas, his flight was delayed almost 3 hours. Serves him right for teasing me for my bad luck flying when I went to Spokane!! Airplanes hate US, not just me!

Zombie Killing and emergency plan

Part of the condition of letting Bobby get the Xbox 360 was to get us the game Dead Rising; if you have not heard of the game or seen the commercials it is a game where Zombies run amuck in a small town in Colorado and it is your job to photograph and then slaughter them. It's a strange morph between Sean of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead with its own unique spin. Well... last night Bobby and I were laying in bed talking and we heard a helicopter doing the normal patrol and both of us immediately thought of Dead Rising, where the opening scene takes place with the main character riding in a helicopter. So, we start talking...

ME: "In a Zombie attack, would we hide in the basement where we have the emergency water and the camping supplies"?

Bobby: "Nahhh, too easy for them to break into.. the attic".

H: "But the attic is too hot".

B: "Then we just barricade the doors and windows, we have plenty of usable wood if we break the boys' bunk bed".

H: "True, most of our windows are up high too".

B: "Yup, we would be fine".

H: "I feel better now".

B: "Me too".

Yes, we need lives. We really only play the game once a week, but the game sticks with you.


Ok, back to work. Sunday is no day of rest in this house, it's the day I do my deep cleaning.. window washing, plant watering, carpet shampooing, furniture polishing, etc. Between my Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Charlie's All Purpose cleaner, Windex, and Old English, we get this place sparkling!

Zombie Killing and emergency plan

Part of the condition of letting Bobby get the Xbox 360 was to get us the game Dead Rising; if you have not heard of the game or seen the commercials it is a game where Zombies run amuck in a small town in Colorado and it is your job to photograph and then slaughter them. It's a strange morph between Sean of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead with its own unique spin. Well... last night Bobby and I were laying in bed talking and we heard a helicopter doing the normal patrol and both of us immediately thought of Dead Rising, where the opening scene takes place with the main character riding in a helicopter. So, we start talking...

ME: "In a Zombie attack, would we hide in the basement where we have the emergency water and the camping supplies"?

Bobby: "Nahhh, too easy for them to break into.. the attic".

H: "But the attic is too hot".

B: "Then we just barricade the doors and windows, we have plenty of usable wood if we break the boys' bunk bed".

H: "True, most of our windows are up high too".

B: "Yup, we would be fine".

H: "I feel better now".

B: "Me too".

Yes, we need lives. We really only play the game once a week, but the game sticks with you.


Ok, back to work. Sunday is no day of rest in this house, it's the day I do my deep cleaning.. window washing, plant watering, carpet shampooing, furniture polishing, etc. Between my Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Charlie's All Purpose cleaner, Windex, and Old English, we get this place sparkling!

Sep 16, 2006

Sorry, no time for a snappy title, I am racing the battery!

Let's see if I can manage to whip out a quick post before my laptop battery dies in 5 minutes and I lose it all. I am currently writing this from the computer room in the basement where I spent the evening keeping Bobby company while he did his homework. He flies out tomorrow so we have made today a family day. We had BBQ steak and baked potatoes for dinner and then watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith together. We finally made it to the store to do some much needed grocery shopping where I got the famous "three boys huh?" comments.

Oh, I forgot to mention, last night we ate dinner at Musashi's, a Japanese Steakhouse we LOVE where they cook your meal at the table. We sat at the grill with a young military couple, he was an MP who just got home from Korea and was leaving for Iraq in the morning (sound familiar?), and she was a military wife, who HATES military wives (wow, just like I was). They were the nicest couple and we had a lot in common. They just ADORED Christopher, our human encyclopedia, and they kept encouraging him with all sorts of Trivia. I love meeting new people at Musashi's, I swear they know just where to seat the people.

Ok, the laptop is just about to hibernate, please excuse any typos.

Sorry, no time for a snappy title, I am racing the battery!

Let's see if I can manage to whip out a quick post before my laptop battery dies in 5 minutes and I lose it all. I am currently writing this from the computer room in the basement where I spent the evening keeping Bobby company while he did his homework. He flies out tomorrow so we have made today a family day. We had BBQ steak and baked potatoes for dinner and then watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith together. We finally made it to the store to do some much needed grocery shopping where I got the famous "three boys huh?" comments.

Oh, I forgot to mention, last night we ate dinner at Musashi's, a Japanese Steakhouse we LOVE where they cook your meal at the table. We sat at the grill with a young military couple, he was an MP who just got home from Korea and was leaving for Iraq in the morning (sound familiar?), and she was a military wife, who HATES military wives (wow, just like I was). They were the nicest couple and we had a lot in common. They just ADORED Christopher, our human encyclopedia, and they kept encouraging him with all sorts of Trivia. I love meeting new people at Musashi's, I swear they know just where to seat the people.

Ok, the laptop is just about to hibernate, please excuse any typos.

Sep 15, 2006

Dealership, Lawyer, and mall, OH MY!

Talk about a productive day! We took the Honda in for it's 30,000 mile service and 6 month oil change, then headed to the Attorney's office to see what the hubbub was all about.

No court date yet. BM needs to sign more paperwork which is due on the 25th. Having a due date makes me think we will not be losing our spot on the waiting list status. We had to resign the final packet which just needed a couple changes. So please keep us in your thoughts over the next 10 days that all goes well and BM signs the new papers.

We then went to the mall so I could exchange some clothes I bought online. I found a beautiful suit for court and a really pretty sweater to wear with my skirts. They are so pretty, and I can't wait to wear them since the first time I will wear it, will be to adopt my sweet little boy! I am so glad we got all this stuff out of the way so next week isn't as busy.

Dealership, Lawyer, and mall, OH MY!

Talk about a productive day! We took the Honda in for it's 30,000 mile service and 6 month oil change, then headed to the Attorney's office to see what the hubbub was all about.

No court date yet. BM needs to sign more paperwork which is due on the 25th. Having a due date makes me think we will not be losing our spot on the waiting list status. We had to resign the final packet which just needed a couple changes. So please keep us in your thoughts over the next 10 days that all goes well and BM signs the new papers.

We then went to the mall so I could exchange some clothes I bought online. I found a beautiful suit for court and a really pretty sweater to wear with my skirts. They are so pretty, and I can't wait to wear them since the first time I will wear it, will be to adopt my sweet little boy! I am so glad we got all this stuff out of the way so next week isn't as busy.

Sep 14, 2006

Hmmm??

Well, Bobby said that the appointment could go either way.... it COULD be that we have our court date and we have to serve BM with notice??

Bobby has tomorrow off to compensate for Sunday, when he flies BACK to Texas for a meeting on Monday. Hopefully we can get in to see the atty tomorrow instead of Tuesday so I am not such a wreck waiting (and so Bobby does not have to take time off, but that is minor compared to my over stressing concern! LOL).

Hmmm??

Well, Bobby said that the appointment could go either way.... it COULD be that we have our court date and we have to serve BM with notice??

Bobby has tomorrow off to compensate for Sunday, when he flies BACK to Texas for a meeting on Monday. Hopefully we can get in to see the atty tomorrow instead of Tuesday so I am not such a wreck waiting (and so Bobby does not have to take time off, but that is minor compared to my over stressing concern! LOL).

Grounded for life

Austin is in SO much trouble. His teacher called today to inform me he has one F and another getting very close to an F because he has not been turning in assignments again.... Why does he not learn?? This has been an ongoing problem EVERY SINGLE DAMN YEAR! He is so smart, but why did God give him 95% brains and 5% common sense?? So, he is being babysit now... I will be checking his folder, and he has to get his planner signed by me and his teacher. Until he pulls his grades up, he will have three things in life... School/Homework, Chores, and Taekwondo. If his grades slip anymore, his Master said he will be excused from lessons... he took him into his office today and had a talk with him. Between his teacher, his dad and I and his TWD Master, I HOPE we can nip this in the bud and he will pull his act together. It would not be the first time he has pulled out of a nosedive and ended up soaring high... in third grade he pulled mediocre grades into honor roll.

Grounded for life

Austin is in SO much trouble. His teacher called today to inform me he has one F and another getting very close to an F because he has not been turning in assignments again.... Why does he not learn?? This has been an ongoing problem EVERY SINGLE DAMN YEAR! He is so smart, but why did God give him 95% brains and 5% common sense?? So, he is being babysit now... I will be checking his folder, and he has to get his planner signed by me and his teacher. Until he pulls his grades up, he will have three things in life... School/Homework, Chores, and Taekwondo. If his grades slip anymore, his Master said he will be excused from lessons... he took him into his office today and had a talk with him. Between his teacher, his dad and I and his TWD Master, I HOPE we can nip this in the bud and he will pull his act together. It would not be the first time he has pulled out of a nosedive and ended up soaring high... in third grade he pulled mediocre grades into honor roll.

Add another appointment…

...to my long ass list below...

Tuesday we need to see the attorney, I guess our adoption paperwork got kicked back due to some technicalities...

BM is NOT going to be happy... but we are going to have to serve her, this time in person (not US personally, but we have to pay someone to serve her) AND she will have to fill out more papers in reference to her severing her parental rights. We also have some more papers to sign.

I am really hoping that we get to keep our place on the waiting list for a court date, and not have to go to the bottom of the waiting list again.

Add another appointment...

...to my long ass list below...

Tuesday we need to see the attorney, I guess our adoption paperwork got kicked back due to some technicalities...

BM is NOT going to be happy... but we are going to have to serve her, this time in person (not US personally, but we have to pay someone to serve her) AND she will have to fill out more papers in reference to her severing her parental rights. We also have some more papers to sign.

I am really hoping that we get to keep our place on the waiting list for a court date, and not have to go to the bottom of the waiting list again.

Blogstuff

I switched over to beta.blogger.com, I am not sure it will make a difference in how YOU see my blog, but it has a bunch of nifty new things for me... which brings me to announce the birth of a second blog... http://wl4sumnerrain.blogspot.com/

It is set to private, so only those I invite can read it. Since it is not public, I have NO intention of censoring myself, so be warned. If you wish to be added to my allow list, you know the drill... Email Me with your email address so I can send you an invite. Sorry for any inconvenience this adds, but I am in not willing to put myself out there more than I already am.

Blogstuff

I switched over to beta.blogger.com, I am not sure it will make a difference in how YOU see my blog, but it has a bunch of nifty new things for me... which brings me to announce the birth of a second blog... http://wl4sumnerrain.blogspot.com/

It is set to private, so only those I invite can read it. Since it is not public, I have NO intention of censoring myself, so be warned. If you wish to be added to my allow list, you know the drill... Email Me with your email address so I can send you an invite. Sorry for any inconvenience this adds, but I am in not willing to put myself out there more than I already am.

Sep 13, 2006

18m Checkup

Pretty uneventful, Matthew got 3 shots and was VERY upset about that. The doctor said his rash was bacterial, not yeast, so we are changing courses of treatment, and he said he is fine to go back in cloth, YAY!!

Stats:

Height: 30 3/4 inches (10th Percentile)
Weight: 22lbs (10th Percentile)

He said we will revisit my concerns I have about his speech at his 2 year appointment.

18m Checkup

Pretty uneventful, Matthew got 3 shots and was VERY upset about that. The doctor said his rash was bacterial, not yeast, so we are changing courses of treatment, and he said he is fine to go back in cloth, YAY!!

Stats:

Height: 30 3/4 inches (10th Percentile)
Weight: 22lbs (10th Percentile)

He said we will revisit my concerns I have about his speech at his 2 year appointment.

My boring to do list

Matthew's 18 month appointment *Done, see update
Make Appointment for annual checkup *Done
Make appointment w/ Primary Care Doctor *9/28/06
Make Appointment to get my van serviced *9/19/06
Get new tags for the van and car
Take the kid's Taekwondo uniforms in to get patches sewn on
Haircuts for everyone
Take clothes to Goodwill
Return clothes to the mall and as a bonus I got my court clothes!!
Take Christopher to his Dr's appointment on 9/18 *Done, need referral for another specialist

I am sure I will add to this list, but so far this is what I need to have done by next Friday.

My boring to do list

Matthew's 18 month appointment *Done, see update
Make Appointment for annual checkup *Done
Make appointment w/ Primary Care Doctor *9/28/06
Make Appointment to get my van serviced *9/19/06
Get new tags for the van and car
Take the kid's Taekwondo uniforms in to get patches sewn on
Haircuts for everyone
Take clothes to Goodwill
Return clothes to the mall and as a bonus I got my court clothes!!
Take Christopher to his Dr's appointment on 9/18 *Done, need referral for another specialist

I am sure I will add to this list, but so far this is what I need to have done by next Friday.

Sep 12, 2006

Um

Matthew has a new 'word', and he uses it appropriatly.

Matthew:
Mommy: "Are you hungry? What do you want to eat?"
Matthew: "Um"


Matthew: "Dad? Dad? Dad? Dad?"
Daddy: "Yes son?"
Matthew: "Um "

Um

Matthew has a new 'word', and he uses it appropriatly.

Matthew:
Mommy: "Are you hungry? What do you want to eat?"
Matthew: "Um"


Matthew: "Dad? Dad? Dad? Dad?"
Daddy: "Yes son?"
Matthew: "Um "

For Jenn

I was having problems posting links in the comments section of my last entry, so I figured I would make a link page for you of all the nifty little 'granola' products I use and love.

Links open in a new window for convenience.

Mayawrap Ring Sling I don't even bother with a stroller anymore. I got mine from E Bay though at a fraction of the price, however as you can imagine there is SO much more selection from mayawrap.com as far as patterns.

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers Also check out the tutorials and information on that website. That is where I buy my cloth diaper packages, I really like that store. The main website for the manufacturer is HERE.

Charlie's Soap This stuff is great, I use the detergent for my diapers only for now, but once the rest of my current brand is gone I will switch to Charlie's for all of our clothes. I also hear there detergent is VERY hypo-allergenic since it rinses clean. I also use the all purpose cleaner around the house since it's biodegradable and safe around kids and pets. Charlie's is also safe on flame retardant sleepwear. Check out the "Research" tab on the above website to see the research to beck up the above claims.

Signing Time These DVDs are GREAT! We also noticed our local PBS station is starting to carry signing time, we have our DVR record it since it's an odd time. I got my first three DVDs on Ebay.

Babies Beyond Borders I love this Ebay store for soft sole leather baby shoes, but you really could just do a search for "soft sole baby shoes". HERE is a link to 10 reasons why to use soft sole baby shoes instead of the shoes you will find in the shoe store.

Now if I could just find a product that keeps the baby out of the dog water and then keeps him from crying upon hearing the word 'no'. I would also love to keep my husband from getting his feelings hurt because he ONLY calls when I am busy and then thinks I am bitchy because my answers are short, especially when he's saying things that only require yes or no answers...(and then thinks he is putting me in a better mood by calling and texting me over and over)MEN!

For Jenn

I was having problems posting links in the comments section of my last entry, so I figured I would make a link page for you of all the nifty little 'granola' products I use and love.

Links open in a new window for convenience.

Mayawrap Ring Sling I don't even bother with a stroller anymore. I got mine from E Bay though at a fraction of the price, however as you can imagine there is SO much more selection from mayawrap.com as far as patterns.

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers Also check out the tutorials and information on that website. That is where I buy my cloth diaper packages, I really like that store. The main website for the manufacturer is HERE.

Charlie's Soap This stuff is great, I use the detergent for my diapers only for now, but once the rest of my current brand is gone I will switch to Charlie's for all of our clothes. I also hear there detergent is VERY hypo-allergenic since it rinses clean. I also use the all purpose cleaner around the house since it's biodegradable and safe around kids and pets. Charlie's is also safe on flame retardent sleepwear. Check out the "Research" tab on the above website to see the research to beck up the above claims.

Signing Time These DVDs are GREAT! We also noticed our local PBS station is starting to carry signing time, we have our DVR record it since it's an odd time. I got my first three DVDs on Ebay.

Babies Beyond Borders I love this Ebay store for soft sole leather baby shoes, but you really could just do a search for "soft sole baby shoes". HERE is a link to 10 reasons why to use soft sole baby shoes instead of the shoes you will find in the shoe store.

Now if I could just find a product that keeps the baby out of the dog water and then keeps him from crying upon hearing the word 'no'. I would also love to keep my husband from getting his feelings hurt because he ONLY calls when I am busy and then thinks I am bitchy because my answers are short, especially when he's saying things that only require yes or no answers...(and then thinks he is putting me in a better mood by calling and texting me over and over)MEN!

Sep 10, 2006

I survived the baby shower!

I ended up getting the mom a nice cinnamon candle and got a couple darling dresses for baby Anna Beth. I figured this was the only time I will get to shop for a little girl, at least until the next shower, so I better enjoy it! I had a ton of fun, turns out the sister of the mom to be is a budding AP mama like me and LOVED Matthew's cloth diapers, appreciated that I am still breastfeeding, and LOVED Matthew's ring sling. I wish she did not live all the way in Pueblo, she would totally fit in with my local mama group. So, it was a family shower... all the children above age 8 were boys, so my two had a BLAST playing with the other two boys. The men all sat around playing XBox and watching movies, and generally bitching about the women... while the women cared for the mom to be, talked, joked around and bitched about the men just a little bit.

After the party died down to 13 men, women and children, somehow I got talked into getting Bobby an X-Box 360, so we piled up in three cars in a convoy to Best Buy. :D We also found the oven we want for the kitchen, so we will be saving our pennies for the next couple months and getting me a ceramic top cook stove like the one HERE. 10 years ago, I would have been excited about a new car, or a new outfit... now? Behind my family, my prize possessions are my house, my Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer, my Dyson Animal Vacuum, my new dishwasher and hopefully SOON a new oven. The next item in my home to be upgraded will be our water heater, we plan on going tankless at tax time, we also plan to get a new fence then too. Our 5 year plan includes hardwood and tile flooring on three of our floors (leaving only the top floor carpeted), updating all light fixtures, landscaping, and finishing all the painting. It feels good to say I have a five year plan, when we were in the Army our five year plan included anything that was not permanent.

I guess I better go try to sleep. I am coming down with something and running a low grade fever. I am tired, but as soon as I lay down, I am wide awake.

I survived the baby shower!

I ended up getting the mom a nice cinnamon candle and got a couple darling dresses for baby Anna Beth. I figured this was the only time I will get to shop for a little girl, at least until the next shower, so I better enjoy it! I had a ton of fun, turns out the sister of the mom to be is a budding AP mama like me and LOVED Matthew's cloth diapers, appreciated that I am still breastfeeding, and LOVED Matthew's ring sling. I wish she did not live all the way in Pueblo, she would totally fit in with my local mama group. So, it was a family shower... all the children above age 8 were boys, so my two had a BLAST playing with the other two boys. The men all sat around playing XBox and watching movies, and generally bitching about the women... while the women cared for the mom to be, talked, joked around and bitched about the men just a little bit.

After the party died down to 13 men, women and children, somehow I got talked into getting Bobby an X-Box 360, so we piled up in three cars in a convoy to Best Buy. :D We also found the oven we want for the kitchen, so we will be saving our pennies for the next couple months and getting me a ceramic top cook stove like the one HERE. 10 years ago, I would have been excited about a new car, or a new outfit... now? Behind my family, my prize possessions are my house, my Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer, my Dyson Animal Vacuum, my new dishwasher and hopefully SOON a new oven. The next item in my home to be upgraded will be our water heater, we plan on going tankless at tax time, we also plan to get a new fence then too. Our 5 year plan includes hardwood and tile flooring on three of our floors (leaving only the top floor carpeted), updating all light fixtures, landscaping, and finishing all the painting. It feels good to say I have a five year plan, when we were in the Army our five year plan included anything that was not permanent.

I guess I better go try to sleep. I am coming down with something and running a low grade fever. I am tired, but as soon as I lay down, I am wide awake.

Sep 7, 2006

Mom-mayyyyy?

I am mom, mama, or mommy when Matthew talks to, or of me, but I have just graduated to a new name. I am now "mom-mayyyy?", which in Matthewism is his way of saying "Mommy, may I nurse please?" Without fail, as soon as he starts in with "mom-mayyyyy?" he starts signing for milk.

***


Speaking of signing.... we now have added "me" and "thank-you" to our repertoire.

***


Also today, Matthew was throwing a huge fit; Christopher was folding laundry in the clothes basket, and Matthew wanted to play with the basket and he was not getting his way so the toddler alarms were ringing in all their glory (by Toddler Alarms: Read 'screeching shrill and loud'). I asked him to stop and tried to redirect, but he was very pissed off and in a fit of baby OCD would not let it go. He ran back in a final attempt to gain control of the basket and did not get his way so his toddler alarm went off again.... I had had enough, I was trying to cook and had no time for bratty baby antics. So, into time out (the playpen) he went. After about 30 seconds he stopped crying and was looking at daddy sweetly trying to get out on good behavior. To win him over he starts singing "dad-dad-dad-dad-dad-dad-dad" so sweet and lovingly to his daddy. Bobby interrupts him and asked "who put you in there"? Matthew gets all serious and makes and angry face and says "mom"! Thinking it was a fluke thing we tried a couple more times with the same results. Silly boy!!

***


Matthew is resourceful, he has been climbing since before he could walk, he can climb on my bed, on my recliners, into his highchair, up and down the steps alone, on my kitchen table, on his push toys, you name it... this kid is a MONKEY! So, today we noticed how resourceful he is. He wanted on my lap with his cup of water, but instead of coming over and waiting on me to pick him up, he pushes the lever on the recliner so it lays back, tosses his cup on the chair, climbs up on the leg-rest of the recliner and onto the recliner, onto the couch with the cup, across the couch and over daddy and then onto my lap for a well deserved water break and a cuddle.

***


Bobby learned today they are renegotiating his contract, all is tense while we wait for the news of how this will change his benefits and salary (if at all).

Bobby finished his two classes with two solid B's! Not bad for someone who has not set foot in a classroom in almost 15 years (well, not counting our children's schools and the classroom he teaches in).

***


Bobby's mom got married to her boyfriend of 10 years who has terminal cancer and his sister is 7 months pregnant. I am not saying anything more on my blog about that... you can email for more details if you want.

***


Austin and Christopher are really enjoying school. Austin is really thriving in the boys only class and Christopher is doing much better after the call to mom last week for misbehavior. This teacher will not tolerate his sh*t and knows I can be at the school within 5 minutes of a phone call home.

***


Austin has continued to follow his characterization of a klutz. Running home from getting the mail on Tuesday he ran into a garbage can, not a little one, but the HUGE ones from the garbage company that are as tall as he is... it scratched his face up and gave him one heck of a shiner. His only response was "at least I moved it back into the yard!" Yeah, with your FACE, good job Austin. LOL That boy is famous for his "at least" phrase and his unwavering optimism.

***


Still no new adoption news.

***


Not much new with me.... I have been talking with old friends and that has been nice... my best friend of 10 years who I lost contact with when we moved across town and is doing fabulous! My neighbor who was 6 when we moved who is now 22 and has a little girl that looks as pretty as her mama was. I am waiting to hear back from a friend who I have known since kindergarten who's dad works with my dad. Ahhhhh, memories.. :)

Mom-mayyyyy?

I am mom, mama, or mommy when Matthew talks to, or of me, but I have just graduated to a new name. I am now "mom-mayyyy?", which in Matthewism is his way of saying "Mommy, may I nurse please?" Without fail, as soon as he starts in with "mom-mayyyyy?" he starts signing for milk.

***


Speaking of signing.... we now have added "me" and "thank-you" to our repertoire.

***


Also today, Matthew was throwing a huge fit; Christopher was folding laundry in the clothes basket, and Matthew wanted to play with the basket and he was not getting his way so the toddler alarms were ringing in all their glory (by Toddler Alarms: Read 'screeching shrill and loud'). I asked him to stop and tried to redirect, but he was very pissed off and in a fit of baby OCD would not let it go. He ran back in a final attempt to gain control of the basket and did not get his way so his toddler alarm went off again.... I had had enough, I was trying to cook and had no time for bratty baby antics. So, into time out (the playpen) he went. After about 30 seconds he stopped crying and was looking at daddy sweetly trying to get out on good behavior. To win him over he starts singing "dad-dad-dad-dad-dad-dad-dad" so sweet and lovingly to his daddy. Bobby interrupts him and asked "who put you in there"? Matthew gets all serious and makes and angry face and says "mom"! Thinking it was a fluke thing we tried a couple more times with the same results. Silly boy!!

***


Matthew is resourceful, he has been climbing since before he could walk, he can climb on my bed, on my recliners, into his highchair, up and down the steps alone, on my kitchen table, on his push toys, you name it... this kid is a MONKEY! So, today we noticed how resourceful he is. He wanted on my lap with his cup of water, but instead of coming over and waiting on me to pick him up, he pushes the lever on the recliner so it lays back, tosses his cup on the chair, climbs up on the leg-rest of the recliner and onto the recliner, onto the couch with the cup, across the couch and over daddy and then onto my lap for a well deserved water break and a cuddle.

***


Bobby learned today they are renegotiating his contract, all is tense while we wait for the news of how this will change his benefits and salary (if at all).

Bobby finished his two classes with two solid B's! Not bad for someone who has not set foot in a classroom in almost 15 years (well, not counting our children's schools and the classroom he teaches in).

***


Bobby's mom got married to her boyfriend of 10 years who has terminal cancer and his sister is 7 months pregnant. I am not saying anything more on my blog about that... you can email for more details if you want.

***


Austin and Christopher are really enjoying school. Austin is really thriving in the boys only class and Christopher is doing much better after the call to mom last week for misbehavior. This teacher will not tolerate his sh*t and knows I can be at the school within 5 minutes of a phone call home.

***


Austin has continued to follow his characterization of a klutz. Running home from getting the mail on Tuesday he ran into a garbage can, not a little one, but the HUGE ones from the garbage company that are as tall as he is... it scratched his face up and gave him one heck of a shiner. His only response was "at least I moved it back into the yard!" Yeah, with your FACE, good job Austin. LOL That boy is famous for his "at least" phrase and his unwavering optimism.

***


Still no new adoption news.

***


Not much new with me.... I have been talking with old friends and that has been nice... my best friend of 10 years who I lost contact with when we moved across town and is doing fabulous! My neighbor who was 6 when we moved who is now 22 and has a little girl that looks as pretty as her mama was. I am waiting to hear back from a friend who I have known since kindergarten who's dad works with my dad. Ahhhhh, memories.. :)

Sep 6, 2006

Insomnia bites

No bloggy goodness today... got two hours of sleep to show for my 6 hours in bed. SO... TIRED....

Insomnia bites

No bloggy goodness today... got two hours of sleep to show for my 6 hours in bed. SO... TIRED....

Productive day

After the long weekend, I was so happy to have the older kids at school, and the big kid at work... But by 9am he was calling to invite me to lunch... LOL

Before I could do that I needed to prepare for errands and do my morning 'chores'. So, last time Matthew was on base, Bobby was working the gates, so as soon as they finished inspecting my van and shut the door he started SCREAMING, sobbing and crying for daddy. We were halfway to his office until he was calmed down and actually IN his office looking at daddy before he believed me! I was shocked to see how aware Matthew was, I mean it was at least 3 months ago when we saw Bobby on the gates.

So, Bobby and I had a GREAT lunch at the Macaroni Grill, it was incredible! On the way back to his office, we ran into an old friend who reminded me of a baby shower for his wife we are supposed to go to THIS WEEKEND! Oh man, I am in panic mode! I have no clue what to get her, I guess they pretty much have everything they need for the baby, and I want to get something more personal than diapers. PLEASE, if anyone has some good ideas, comment to this blog or email me!!

When the mail came, there was a letter from Child Support Enforcement saying they could not locate BM. I almost sent proof (from her letter to us, to the paperwork from our attorney) when I realized they had her maiden name still, I had a giggle and then called the new worker. The old worker would not allow me to change her last name without her writing a letter of the change (which never happened). I even offered to send a copy of the newspaper announcement of their purchase of the marriage license. The new worker took my word. LOL This new worker is great, very nice.

After dinner we had Tae-kwon-do. The boys brought a friend and their mom (though I doubt they will join) so they got their patches. We will get them sewn this weekend, along with haircuts, maybe even for Little Bit...

Anyways, its now almost 2am and I am not even close to tired, but I have to be up in 4 hours so I might as well start the tossing and turning now...

Productive day

After the long weekend, I was so happy to have the older kids at school, and the big kid at work... But by 9am he was calling to invite me to lunch... LOL

Before I could do that I needed to prepare for errands and do my morning 'chores'. So, last time Matthew was on base, Bobby was working the gates, so as soon as they finished inspecting my van and shut the door he started SCREAMING, sobbing and crying for daddy. We were halfway to his office until he was calmed down and actually IN his office looking at daddy before he believed me! I was shocked to see how aware Matthew was, I mean it was at least 3 months ago when we saw Bobby on the gates.

So, Bobby and I had a GREAT lunch at the Macaroni Grill, it was incredible! On the way back to his office, we ran into an old friend who reminded me of a baby shower for his wife we are supposed to go to THIS WEEKEND! Oh man, I am in panic mode! I have no clue what to get her, I guess they pretty much have everything they need for the baby, and I want to get something more personal than diapers. PLEASE, if anyone has some good ideas, comment to this blog or email me!!

When the mail came, there was a letter from Child Support Enforcement saying they could not locate BM. I almost sent proof (from her letter to us, to the paperwork from our attorney) when I realized they had her maiden name still, I had a giggle and then called the new worker. The old worker would not allow me to change her last name without her writing a letter of the change (which never happened). I even offered to send a copy of the newspaper announcement of their purchase of the marriage license. The new worker took my word. LOL This new worker is great, very nice.

After dinner we had Tae-kwon-do. The boys brought a friend and their mom (though I doubt they will join) so they got their patches. We will get them sewn this weekend, along with haircuts, maybe even for Little Bit...

Anyways, its now almost 2am and I am not even close to tired, but I have to be up in 4 hours so I might as well start the tossing and turning now...

Sep 3, 2006

Relaxing weekend

Ok, so I have not posted because Bobby finally made it home, by the time he picked up his bags and we got home (we only live about 10 minutes from the airport) it was after 10pm. So much for the 7:30 flight?! Bobby is thinking next time he needs to go to Texas he may just drive. I am not sure in my mind I can see the benefit of driving 850 miles for business travel, but then again, I also cannot imagine the stress of having problems 100% of the time I fly to Dallas either! What can I say, Dallas-Fort Worth hates Bobby, either that or DFW LOVES Bobby so much it doesn't want to let him go.

I think what I missed the most was just laying in bed in the morning holding my best friend of 10 years, or fixing dinner with him. It feels like we have not gotten anything done, but in reality we have. We have made lifechanging decisions that effect our entire family, as well as made a plan financially to secure a future. We worked together to finish his last class for the semester, and spent time bonding again as a family before life in the fast lane continues on Tuesday.

Relaxing weekend

Ok, so I have not posted because Bobby finally made it home, by the time he picked up his bags and we got home (we only live about 10 minutes from the airport) it was after 10pm. So much for the 7:30 flight?! Bobby is thinking next time he needs to go to Texas he may just drive. I am not sure in my mind I can see the benefit of driving 850 miles for business travel, but then again, I also cannot imagine the stress of having problems 100% of the time I fly to Dallas either! What can I say, Dallas-Fort Worth hates Bobby, either that or DFW LOVES Bobby so much it doesn't want to let him go.

I think what I missed the most was just laying in bed in the morning holding my best friend of 10 years, or fixing dinner with him. It feels like we have not gotten anything done, but in reality we have. We have made lifechanging decisions that effect our entire family, as well as made a plan financially to secure a future. We worked together to finish his last class for the semester, and spent time bonding again as a family before life in the fast lane continues on Tuesday.

Sep 1, 2006

Freakin Murphy!

Well, since I am on here typing this, and NOT at the airport where my husband was supposed to be 40 minutes ago you can tell I am irritated. Poor Bobby, he has been in Dallas since 2:30PM my time, and its now 8:07PM and they SHOULD be landing at 9:30pm if all goes well. My kids are tired and crabby and the older two are killing each other upstairs, I am almost ready to agree with his offer to take a cab home so I can put all three to bed RIGHT NOW.

Freakin Murphy!

Well, since I am on here typing this, and NOT at the airport where my husband was supposed to be 40 minutes ago you can tell I am irritated. Poor Bobby, he has been in Dallas since 2:30PM my time, and its now 8:07PM and they SHOULD be landing at 9:30pm if all goes well. My kids are tired and crabby and the older two are killing each other upstairs, I am almost ready to agree with his offer to take a cab home so I can put all three to bed RIGHT NOW.