Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The lazy man's shoe tying method....

Last night we went to the Elementary Schools open house and my youngest son just HAD to have these elastic, bungee, shoe lace things.

I was shocked that these were being sold as a fund raiser at the school. What about all of the younger kids who don't know how to their shoes??? This has got to be the laziest thing I have ever seen.

Oh and last night I put them in my son's shoes and this morning the shoes were a royal PITA to put on.

I am SO glad I spent $4 on this.

Have I mentioned I hate fund raisers?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Heard a little song, it goes like this...

M called me at work today on what I would have thought if I didn't know any better was a complete acid trip. She said she made up a new song and it was stuck in her head. Here are the words to the song...

Policio Policio Polici lici lou

Policio Polico Polici lici lou

Followed by two honks of a very obnoxious birthday horn
I probably shouldn't have tainted my eggs with all of those drugs in high school.

It was terrible, the song continued even after dinner. It is now almost 9pm and thankfully she is to busy playing Guitar Hero to continue singing. There is a god and he created video games!
The picture is of M all dressed up to go to a "Hollywood" dress up party thsi last weekend. She went as Audrey Hepburn, we're dorks, every other little girl was dressed as Paris Hilton and those types. I'm hoping this means my child is less likely to have an eating disorder or end up in jail, of heaven forbid purchasing a male chihuahua naming him Tinkerbell and dressing him in ridiculous outfits.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Where is that snooze button again?

So somebody tell me how I can just sleep through the next 15 frigging months of this deployment??

I wonder what the Soldiers thougt my husband really meant when he said "just because you will be deployed doesn't mean you can leave your problems behind." to me this statement says without pointing out exact examples with out fear of retribution (there is no real freedom of speech) pretty much clean up and don't leave any messes. It will still follow you onto your deployment, which then leads me to worry how my husband is handling cleaning up messes instead of concentrating on the deployment. Thanks assholes!

Forget the ASVAB you should have to take an asshole test before you join the military, there are many levels to being an asshole, some more acceptable than others, but a test could easily be created.

Monday, September 17, 2007

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Playing Catch up!!

Wow have I been busy! Here is a short re-cap of what I've been up to

Friday Night- Bunco with Army spouses, it never fails that I end up just sitting around bull shitting instead of playing, so I never win any prizes :(

Saturday- Had an FRG (Family Readiness Group) steering committee meeting at my house while fielding 3 million phone calls from other Army wives asking me to fix their problems. They were all very nice though so I didn't mind too much. After that I helped M get readyf ro her first dance, which included taking her shopping, I handed her over to another Mom who was driving and took the boys to their sleep over. After all of that I stopped at Wal Mart to pick up something to bring with me to a good bye party for one of my closest friends here. I was tehre until 11pm when I headed home.

Sunday-Drove 30 minutes to Target (it's crazy there isn't one here in my town) spent to much money but bought M a super cute sweater vest with skulls on it, picked up the boys, ran home did some laundry and then got M and two of her friends together to drive 2 hours to see Aly & AJ with 2000 other screaming girls, Aly & AJ are cute and they even had some decent music. Drove 2 hours home and pulled into the driveway at 11pm, crawled to bed only to not be able to sleep.

At some point I need things to slow down a bit!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What in the???

I came home from the oldest's football game to get my daughter from her friends house. I was talking to the friends mom when my daughter came running up to me to ask me if she could go to another friends house to play "Holocaust", um EXCUSE ME???

Before you flip out and think that we are secretly a family of Neo Nazis, my daughter who has had the Holocaust taught to her in every class for the last two years thanks to the fact that we lived in Germany for so long, is reading the book Number of the Stars for probably the 30th time. If you haven't read it I highly suggest it. Louis Lowry is wonderful and wrote one of my all time favorite book The Giver which you should buy and read IMMEDIATELY!

So I of course delved into the how they were actually playing a game called "Holocaust", it turns out it's a lot like playing house only my daughter is a Danish Jew who is in hiding in a room the size of my closet (it actually was my closet about an hour ago). The game is great! They all have to be really quiet so that they aren't overheard by the pig headed Nazi's, ok, they didn't say pig head Nazi's but whatever. I highly suggest you introducing the game to your house when you would like a little peace and quiet, and of course it's all in the name of education!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So since I HATE my job...

I've decided to do some online boot shopping/gazing.

What do you think???

This Bites!

My job sucks, I'm really unhappy right now. I was passed over for a job at work, so that they could hire the person that quit back. I must have not even come close to getting the job.

I feel like an idiot.

Monday, September 10, 2007

I swear I ahte bitching...

Ok, not really I LOVE bitching, and everyone knows it!

Today I am going to be oh so original and bitch about the weather. On Saturday we had the oldest kid's Birthday party at the beach at our local lake. We had a fabulous time! Not to cold not to hot, I even added to my tan, I was relaxed and really enjoyed it. Yesterday the weather really cooled off. I told my neighbor how much I loved the change and opened my windows up and turned off the AC, I was excited!

Today I'm freezing my butt off and it's raining like cat's and dog's, I hope this winter is easier than last year. I mean, hello I'm from Florida!

I am off to find the ugliest most offensive winter boots ever, so I can laugh at myself all winter.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

He is so smart!

I got my first phone call from my husband since he left. It was short but great.

I miss him so much!

The Goodness of People

Today is my birthday, and a woman I have known for only a few weeks just came by and brought me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a gift certificate for one hour Swedish massage, and before you ask hell yes she's my new best friend.

My friend at work on Friday brought in a fabulous Birthday cake for me.

I have really realized I am lucky and loved.

Nothing could be better.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Today was a crappy day, my eyes sting and I have a raging headache, I wish I could lay down bbut my house is a wreck from all of the hubby's packing and I won't truly be able to rest until it's clean.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Overheard in my bedroom (creepy, huh)

Last night while laying in bed my legs which are always sore and bothering me at night were really an issue so I kept moving them. V asked me what was wrong and instead of saying I thought I had Arthritis in my legs I said I thought I had Alzheimer's in my legs. Well, of course he's getting a great laugh out of that, he's already asked me if my legs remember where they are, this should be a fun day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

krakatoa's revenge

I am sitting here listening to the History channel as my husband sleeps on the couch. I'm wondering how many "little" things that drive me nuts I will miss over the next 15 months. Will I watch the History Chanel just to feel closer to him? Will I miss his made up songs that he sings in the shower every morning at the top of his lungs? How about when he comes home and all I want is some quiet and he's louder and more wild then all three kids, will I miss that?

We've been married for a long time and as much as he used to be gone all the time at the beggining of our marriage he has certainly been home a lot the last few years. Believe me I'm thankful, but at the same time I feel incredibly vulnerable, and I'm afraid I've left myslef open to some major emotions when he leaves.

When he is home because of his job position most the time he works ridiculously long hours and we can sometimes go days without really seeing each other, but I know where he is and I know he's safe. I know if I need him I can call his cell, like Ido 100 times a day. I've set myself up for failure depending on him to be there so much for me.

Most people who know me would laugh if I told them how much I truly depend on my husband and really need him in my life. Hell, he would probably laugh. I think I come off extremely self-reliant, maybe even cold as far as emotions go, but it's all a facade. I think like most people I only really let people see and know what I want them to. Really I'm scared that I may not be adult enough to handle taking care of this house and our children on my own 15 months. People tell me constantly how strong I am and how I can definitely get through, but can I???

I guess the next 15 months will tell. Hopefully I will find a way to let him know how much he means to me before he goes, I don't think I allow him to know now. It's one of my biggest regrets.

Slipped Away

Last Thursday was my oldest son's 13th birthday, I didn't blog about it because I kind of had a hard time with it. I mean holly crap I have a teenager! I'm not so sure I am that great of a mother. I let my kids watch WAY to much TV and eat WAY to much junk food. I'm surprised one of my children made it to 13.

He's a great kid always has been. Hopefully my parenting skills, or lack thereof will not completely ruin his first year as a teenager.

They really do grow up way to fast!

The picture is him blowing a candle out we had stuck in a taco, we did cake a few days before when my Mother in Law was visiting so his actual "Birthday" was pretty anti-climatic. The big Party will be this weekend, I can't wait- NOT!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Pictures of the Rennaissance Fest ( in no particular order, becuse I'm lazy)

This Dude was great! His sole purpose was to sit there and be an Ass, I now know what V can do when he retires.

I always knew V was a big fat king

My own "Vulgarians"

M Square Dancing, or something like that

Don't they look so excited to be there???

M and I really dug the "Vulgarians" and their really awesome and bright costumes!

M the Mermaid

D and M chillin' at the Ren Fest

A I were sticking sour gummy worms up our nose on the way there. Good times.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Men in tights

I went here today and took over 150 pictures, it was a blast. Hopefully I will find my uplink cable for my camera, yes I lost that also, and share some of our adventures.