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post #41 of 169
serial posting to post a funny story with a moral

Funny story my mom reminded me of tonight: When dd1 was about 4 she was convinced when she got married she would be a princess like Cinderella. When you get married you become a princess was the only reason she could give.

"Momma are you married?"
"Yes, to Daddy."
"Oh. I guess sometimes it doesn't work. It will for me."

Now whenever things don't go as planned my mom reminds me, "Sometimes it doesn't work." It brings a smile to my face as it reminds me I can plan for the future but not plan the future if that makes sense.

Katie, I hope you like your new home. Any word on Andrew's deployment?
post #42 of 169
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serial posting to post a funny story with a moral

Funny story my mom reminded me of tonight: When dd1 was about 4 she was convinced when she got married she would be a princess like Cinderella. When you get married you become a princess was the only reason she could give.

"Momma are you married?"
"Yes, to Daddy."
"Oh. I guess sometimes it doesn't work. It will for me."

Now whenever things don't go as planned my mom reminds me, "Sometimes it doesn't work." It brings a smile to my face as it reminds me I can plan for the future but not plan the future if that makes sense.

Katie, I hope you like your new home. Any word on Andrew's deployment?
I love that! That is just what I need to look on the bright side. I just have to remind myself that there will always be unforeseen things that come up and I won't always be aware of those things ahead of time and be able to plan for them. I blame myself a lot but there were a lot of unforeseen things that happened once we got here in August that couldn't have been avoided, we didn't make the wisest decisions with our credit but once we get this house rented out we should be able to work ourselves out of it.

The new house is nice, its smaller so I will have less to take care of. I love the house we're in now but its too much house for me to keep clean. Still 3 bedrooms though so plenty of room for the kids and all their stuff. We have two parks/playgrounds right down the street so lots to keep us busy. No news on the deployment, but if they end up going in May he can leave at the very end and hopefully be here for the birth.
post #43 of 169
Mommajb - it took me 6 weeks to paint the kids' bathroom. the bathroom has a shower enclosure covering most of one wall, a vanity covering a lot of another wall, and a door on each of the other walls. i used roughly 2/3 of a gallon of paint, and yet it took me *6 weeks*. your ornaments won't take that long

jamison learned a new word today. i'm not sure i want to tell you . she says "cackadoo". which means "crack of doom" which kinda comes from Lord of the Rings - they have to destroy the ring in the cracks of Mount Doom. But around here we call the "butt crack of doom". and my sweet little girl has learned to say it
post #44 of 169
hoping to see some of this today...



mom has dial up so it's hard to get on bc it's sooooo sllllloooooooooooooow...

i need to go and ready but wanted to say hello and let everyone know i was thinking about them.....

we have an inch of snow this morning......i need to head out when it stops and pick up some warmer socks for me and see what's on sale boot wise for dd1.

she starts preschool on monday and is just overjoyed. she's my uber high need girl and is still really high strung most days like 3 kids rolled into one and as much as i know this will be good for her to be amongst her peers, I IWILL MISS her something fierce. my house will be too quiet. Lilah will get all the daytime attention...she'll eat it up.....but i'll miss her and didn't think i'd have this hard of a time with it....but she's never been away from me for more than a few hours (4ish)......i know she'll do fine. i hope i am.

i'll try to hop on tonight. i am going to a friends house for coffee and the girls will play with her kiddos and she has dsl.


xxxxooooo
post #45 of 169
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Thanks for the update, Sunshine. I hope you do okay tomorrow, I'm sure she will have a wonderful time at preschool!

Jeanine - That is too funny!

Yesterday was an overall bad day for me. We went over to Andrew's co-workers house to watch a football game. Andrew specifically asked if it was babyproofed, because we have learned our lesson in taking him somewhere that isn't. They insisted it was so we went. Don't believe child-less people when they say their house is baby-proofed. There was loose change everywhere, half full beer cans, scissors, you name it. He ended up knocking into a baker's rack that had several bottles of wine on it (and seemed way too unstable to be holding it). One fell down and came inches from hitting him in the head, it smashed on the floor and there was glass everywhere. From now on I'm not going anywhere that isn't child-friendly.

Then at the grocery store last night I was checking out, there was a woman ahead of me who had all of her items in her arms and hadn't set them down on the belt even though it was empty. I put up the little divider at the very end of the belt and started putting my things down with plenty of room for her to put her things down. The cashier must not have realized that they were my things because she moved them down and then asked whose they were, the lady said she didn't know and then took the divider and swiped all of my stuff off the conveyor belt and put her things down, even though she watched me put my stuff down. Sometimes I wonder if I should double check in the mirror to see if I have "piece of crap" written across my forehead.

But today is a new day and hopefully a better one. Grace, style, and humor.
post #46 of 169
Katie People are so clueless and insensitive (and just plain rude) sometimes. That's why I live 10 miles outside of a small town and try not to go to town unless I absolutely have to. Or maybe it's my antisocial tendencies .

The sparkle was fun the other night. The big kids sat on Santa's lap - Jamison was nursing . We got our tree yesterday, and that was fun, too. Dh is working on putting it up right now. I'm supposed to be doing payroll and paying bills. SHHHH! We had a little potluck dinner last night after tree-hunting with two other couples and a total of 8 kids - an 8 yo, 2 7yo's, a 6 yo, am almost 5 yo, 2 3yo's (who were the mellowest of the bunch, go figure) and Jamison. It was LOUD in here. But it was nice that the kids had friends over, and we had friends over.

Well, better get to work before the "boss" catches me
post #47 of 169
mommajb~ that's a good one for me today...
no princess, here.


I can't stop kicking myself!! It has been one crazy freaking day. That plane reservation I made... the flight was to leave at 7:40am & the airport is 80 minutes away, so we decide to "splurge" & get a hotel so this morning wouldn't so stressful. I get manic Friday worrying about all of the details and sleep about 2 hours that night, yesterday was a blur of me trying to pull it together and getting out of the house very late and to our hotel around 9:15. Get up at 5, to the airport at 6.... no reservation, I'm not in their system, I call my sister & have her check... I had the wrong day! I was supposed to fly yesterday!! I used a discount fare site & because I missed my first flight the entire thing is null & void, but still charged in full. I have spent the entire day kicking myself & wondering wtf happened. What kind of short circuit happened, I looked at the res many times, forwarded it to my dad... I even called & changed seats & DID NOT NOTICE. I feel sick about it and can't stop thinking about it. I can only imagine this will continue, this is so much money for us. And it was such a headache, Lily was a total rollercoaster, Ruby was on board and anticipating the turns and leanling into them. I really needed to get away because I AM SO BURNT OUT and then this. Blah.

This smilie has popped into my head so many times today.

Frida~ How neat, it's new territory for your family!! Congratulations!

Katie~ I hope the new house is easier for you to manage and you quickly find a tenant for the other. I needed to remember that today!!
Grace, style & humor.
And now wine. (and whine, too)

Sunshine's Mama~ I had such a hard time deciding to put my oldest in preschool, then a much harder time putting her in grade school. But she needs way more stimulation than I can give her right now & being around her peers is really good for her. She really likes it. I have many issues with the food being served to her, but all in all I think it's best in our situation. I just wish I had more like-minded families nearby so she could have a social network without being submerged in the local culture

jeanine~ crack of doom, haha. Lily says "doodleooo", which I *think* means "I do, I do, I do", but we don't know for sure.

I got a new camera so more pics soon.
Ruby is so funny, she deposits things in particular places. I was looking through the hair clip/accessory drawer & found about a dozen odd small things in there. She has another depository in her sister's room, we have a child gate up there & she throws the big stuff over it.
post #48 of 169
Katie, I am glad you are still hopeful that Andrew will be here for the birth. That it may work out is something to hold on to tightly. Tomorrow is a new day.

Jeanine, ornaments up. Cackadoo.

Sunshine, I hope tomorrow is smooth for you and dd.

beemama big to you. I hope you get a break soon. I am sure you have shed enough tears and kicked yourself a bit too much over this one. Did you know insanity is hereditary - you get it from your children?

I wish I had more to say. Dh is going into campus yet tonight. The Sunday before finals faculty serve a late night breakfast to the students. Last time they put my vegetarian, wishes he were vegan, hubby incharge of sausage patties.
post #49 of 169
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Katie, I am glad you are still hopeful that Andrew will be here for the birth. That it may work out is something to hold on to tightly. Tomorrow is a new day.

Jeanine, ornaments up. Cackadoo.

Sunshine, I hope tomorrow is smooth for you and dd.

beemama big to you. I hope you get a break soon. I am sure you have shed enough tears and kicked yourself a bit too much over this one. Did you know insanity is hereditary - you get it from your children?

I wish I had more to say. Dh is going into campus yet tonight. The Sunday before finals faculty serve a late night breakfast to the students. Last time they put my vegetarian, wishes he were vegan, hubby incharge of sausage patties.
Midnight breakfast! I really miss that about college, that was my favorite part about finals.
post #50 of 169
Remember sitting and holding a newborn? You would nurse, read a bit, snooze off, a caring someone would bring you refreshment? Me either. I was going to say I miss those days especially as compared to chasing a toddler around all day and night. When will he sleep? Dh usually take the night shift. I swear this little guy requires about 2.4 hours of sleep every 24 hours. I am so sleepy. :yawning:
post #51 of 169
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Midnight breakfast! I really miss that about college, that was my favorite part about finals.

Midnight breakfast? Apparently I went to the wrong college.
post #52 of 169
Tree up - lights on - ornaments on - and it's only been 28 hours since we got the tree :::
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What are you up to Jeanine?
post #54 of 169
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Tree up - lights on - ornaments on - and it's only been 28 hours since we got the tree :::
Well that answers my question.
post #55 of 169
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I mean it was as good as college food gets, but it was free and I'm always a fan of free breakfast!

I don't remember that at all about having a newborn . Liam woke up screaming last night and wouldn't go back to sleep, he keeps pooping in the middle of the night and that is apparently what's waking him up. I think the colostrum is doing it to him. I am looking forward to nursing a newborn who just lays there happily and nurses, doesn't wiggle around and whip their head back and forth and punch and push on me.
post #56 of 169
The kicks in the belly ewhile nursing are so bothersome. I'm not even pregnant, it is just a weak bladder and his kicking doesn't help the situation. .

There is so much whining today and don't even get me started on the kids.

I have grocery shopped, failed to get my photo cards though I have my photo and... that's it. It is time for lunch which I dread as I have no plan.
post #57 of 169
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I mean it was as good as college food gets, but it was free and I'm always a fan of free breakfast!
I did notice you said it was your favorite part of *finals*, not your favorite part of *college* .

Today in-the-middle (aka dd1) has an eye dr appt. i'm *extremely* near-sighted and got glasses when I was four (I probably needed them younger, but no one realized it), so we take the kids in really young (Jamison has an appt in a month or two.) In-the-middle's a little freaked out, although she's been twice before.
After that, grocery shopping. in addition to normal food, dh is going to make fudge - chocolate/baileys, and cheesecake fudge. i've never had cheesecake fudge so we're going to try it. he's never made chocolate/bailey's fudge (although he used to have a coworker who made it and it's super-yummy) so he's going to try it.

gotta go get me and in-the-middle ready.
post #58 of 169
I took in-the-middle aka dd2 in a couple weeks ago. She was so stressed and sure she would 'fail' the test. To ease her anxiety we tried on frames while we waited. In the end she was fine - could use glasses but he would rather monitor her eyes than prescribe given her age. She was so disappointed! She had picked out her frames and everything. Then to add insult to injury I need new glasses. Oh the injustice! It is to unfair! she said. I am waiting for dh to get his new prescription so we can get a 2 for 1 deal.

I made a yummy dessert today too - chocolate and chocolate and butterscotch and pecans and coconut and just disgusting. It is so gooey it has to cool before I can cut it. Maybe I should go eat it with a spoon? I tried more cake batter ice cream last night. Did I mention that I was eating little bits of sugar again?
post #59 of 169
turns out in-the-middle is a little nearsighted, but they're going to monitor her. the big one is far-sighted (don't know how that happened since I'm *extremely* nearsighted and dh is 20/20)- they're monitoring him also. that's benefit #2846 of homeschooling - his far-sightedness doesn't affect his schooling.

well, i bought the ingredients for fudge, but there is no fudge-making happening today . dh is replacing the anti-freeze in his truck, and then he has to go to the office and clean the carpets.

you were sugar-free *a lot* longer than i could've been. I have a hard time being sugar free from 9 pm to 9 am

dh told me last night that he's been thinking about #4. : A year ago he was more done than I was - and I was *done*. Now he's got that thought in my head . I really don't *want* that thought in my head.
post #60 of 169
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I spent today fighting with the hospital about my ultrasound, apparently I am negiligent for not having had any ultrasounds until the 20 week ultrasound and need to come in immediately for OB care because my midwife isn't good enough. Forget that. My midwife said its pretty typical behavior of them for anyone who is outside the norm, I'm going to skip over the hassle entirely and go to an independent clinic for it.

I am definitely nowhere close to sugar free, I'm drinking hot chocolate right now as I type. The fudge sounds good : Speaking of eye appointments Andrew had another follow up today. He has scarring on his left eye from the surgery that they are keeping a watch on, they're hoping it clears up on its own though. He said he does notice a difference in vision between both eyes, I'm thinking with time it should level itself out.

Fingers crossed that we don't have any middle of the night pooping incidents and we all get some much needed rest :
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