First and foremost: Thank you all for all the support and love after my last post in the March thread! I cannot express how much it meant to me! You all rock!!
And now I am leaving all the bad juju in March. April will be fantastic month, full of wonderful, positive experiences and open to all kinds of positive change. Yes, my friends, yes indeed.
On the first note of April's good juju, DH interviewed for a part time second job and was hired at the interview! He's going to be working at a restaurant in the evening three or four nights a week as needed. He will still have the weekends off! He will be putting in between 60 and 70 hrs a week, but its really going to pay off for us. Oh, and its all of three minutes down the road! No commute! He started yesterday and I can already see a change in him. He really enjoyed it and was very happy to be back into the hustle and bustle of a restaurant. Squee!!
My dad is doing much much better. He's down to very little pain medicine, he's sleeping through the night (which hasn't happened in nearly a year!) and in his own words he's getting stronger by the day! Its so nice to see the man I grew up with poking out of the pain laden man I've known for the past year.
And my house is clean. Yard is almost completely cleaned up. New clothesline is in the garage, waiting to be installed on Friday. Going to check out some herb plants at the grocery tomorrow. So far, April is off to a great start!
April Fools tricks: I'm not big on them. I did do one in high school that I love though. I had two pet rats at the time. I got home from school and put them in my room in an overturned laundry basket with a few toys. When my parents got home I acted all freaked out and told them I was cleaning out the cage and Cocoa and Carmel (the rats) got away from me and were somewhere in the unfinished part of the basement. My dad *hates* rats and was pissed that I had them in the first place (Mom got them without his knowledge or consent....) and he and my mom nearly passed out when I said they were missing. After a few minutes of shifting boxes and as the anger began to manifest into yelling, I pulled the rats out from the pocket of my sweatshirt. Best April Fools ever.
No-Poo: I tried No-Poo. I really did. I couldn't do it. My hair got really matted and made this thick helmet on my head that wouldn't move. After three weeks with no sign of it relenting, I was done. Now I shampoo about every four days and only use conditioner the other three (if I shower on those days). It works pretty well for me and we're going through far less hair product!
Mary: Middle Indiana has me rolling every time I think about it! It does sound much much better than Central Indiana. Far more exciting! Think we can sell the news casters on it?!?
Gardening: Brown thumb. So far the herbs that I stick outside have lived pretty well and I had awesome sunflowers growing until DH thought they were weeds and sprayed them with weed spray and then mowed them over!! I'm thinking my boys may be natural gardeners though. They are both currently covered head to toe in dirt. Quite literally. I have a feeling boys are going to be quite different than DD was at this age!
UU: We have a pretty good UU church close to downtown Indy. I enjoyed the pastor a lot. I just was bothered by the constant need to vocalize the inclusion of everyone's beliefs. Like saying "We will now have a moment of silence. You can pray if you pray, meditate, reflect upon or whatever you feel drawn to do". It got tedious for me. And I didn't enjoy how the services were seemingly exact replications of Christian services with hymns and all that. But otherwise I enjoyed it. Depending on how things go with DH's jobs, I may start attending the Pagan circle they have.
Ha! I think DH needs his exhaust system fixed pretty badly. DS2 just heard a lawn mower start and started yelling DADA! and running for the door. I think we'll get on that...
Welcome welcome welcome to all the new members! Look forward to getting to know you!
Here is to a fabulous April, ladies!