Holy guacamole ladies...a girl goes away for a weekend.....
Choir geek here...SHOW choir, even.....regional and all state choir, and a couple musicals.
Sarah, I hope you feel much better very soon and that things go OK tomorrow at Target.
We are definitely a TV household, but "House" is really the only network show I watch regularly. We watch a lot of FoodTV, HGTV, History Channel, Discovery, and Cartoon Network for "Adult Swim". Oh, and DH and I are both secretly and embarrassingly addicted to the Disney channel lineup for tweens (we both *reeeally* enjoy "Phil of the Future"
We had a wonderful weekend with my friend and her twins, and then another friend came to visit this morning with her 2 boys before I left my parents' house to come back here. So much cuteness with all these kids under 3 yrs olds, it was almost unbearable. DD is becoming quite the charmer; even my friend's dad was loving on her, and he's not a lovey type.
I got a new job! More money, better benefits, same hours. Thank God. I start the 13th.
I finally printed off a chore list for DH and I to work on because I think I may have FINALLY had it with how awful the house looks. I mean, I know we're both working and have 2 young kids, but it's bad. We'll see if it comes to fruition or if I need to get more disgusted with myself. I think I feel like I'm still in college because the house is always trashed, feel like I should get off my butt at night when the kids are asleep and spend even just 30 minutes cleaning (instead of 2 hours on MDC
: ) and I'd feel a lot better about the house, and myself. I'm just looking for there to not be a pile of dirty dishes in the sink (and spilling over onto the counter) every night and toys picked up - I'm not looking for pristine, hell, I'm not even necessarily looking for "clean" - I'm just looking for post disaster area. The constant state of chaos is really starting to get to me. Maybe I'm finally grossed out enough to at least have the kitchen, dining room and attic (where I work and he plays all day) tidied up every day. I DO have a gigantic slob gene though, and it may be too overpowering for the teeny tiny clean gene that is rearing its head. DH is NOT gonna be a happy camper when he gets home from his parents' house tonight when he sees what I've printed out. Poor guy isn't gonna know what hit him.
Re: Insurance - DS' prenatal and birth cost a grand total of, I think about $400 for everything in 2004. DD is going to come in around $2500. Barf. The worst part about it is that the calendar year reset in January midway into the pregnancy, as it did for all of us, so we had to start clean on the deductible (which incidentally just went up from 500 to 1000 in July. Nice.). Hopefully my new job insurance will be better and we can switch over and get off DH's policy. I just keep paying about $200 a month to divided up amongst about 10 different bills until one by one they're getting paid off. Sigh.
Oh, and DD licked a banana I was eating the other day
she had a really good grip on it and got a lick in before I could get it away from her (she *just* turned 4 months last week, and I"m in no rush this time to start her on solids).
Soooo...uh....speakign of cleaning. I'm going to go unload the dishwasher and start a second load for the day......hope everyone is doing well and all our babies are feeling better - and Sarah, take care!!!!!