Monday, November 27, 2006

I brought sexy back and all I got was store credit

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We ended up just staying home and having a wonderful day all to our selves. I made a turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, macaroni salad, cranberry sauce, gravy and of course the lovely brown and serve rolls. We got our pies from Costco. I could have made the pies, but with the kids off of school the whole week there was no way that was going to happen. With much prodding and whining from Katie the house was decorated on Saturday while the guys went out riding.

I actually got up at 4am on Friday and braved the crowds to do some shopping. WalMart was insane! It was so packed that people were abandoning their carts and just carrying their stuff around. I saw pallets of merchandise completely knocked over by people pushing to get stuff. Crazy, crazy. I don't really think that anything is worth that. The deals weren't that good. I got a couple of things, but mostly just a headache. We're planning on taking the kids to Knott's Berry Farm for Christmas so this year I don't have a whole lot of shopping to do as that will be their BIG gift.

This is DH's third week of work and he still hasn't complained about how far he's having to drive. Although I'm complaining about the cost of gas! So far about $260 every two weeks for gas and lunches. That's over $500 a month! More than a car payment! It's just wrong, wrong, wrong. Whatever happened to gas being 99 cents a gallon? I'm guessing we'll be lucky if we ever see gas for $2 a gallon any time within the next year. Dh's employer did give him an express lane pass so he can use the express lanes. It doesn't seem to be helping much, but for the last week traffic has been really super bad and will probably stay that way through the holidays.

Our medical insurance starts at the end of next week so I've been busy on the phone scheduling check ups and trips to the dentist. I'm so dreading taking the kids to the dentist. I'm such a bad mom. Mikel has only been once and Katie has never been at all. The time I took Mikel it took three people to hold him down just so the dentitst could examine his teeth! I'm going to have to heavily research sedation dentistry. I can see we're in for a lot of problems there. I just hate going to the dentist. Every time I get my teeth cleaned my mouth aches for a day. I'm such a wuss.

Tomorrow, I promise. The book review. If you're as frantic as I am, then it will be a big help.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Welcome to procrastination nation!

Wow, an entry a week. I'm not exactly breaking records now am I? It's a good thing I have my stunning good looks and razor sharp wit to fall back on.

Dh started his new job on Monday. It's 84 miles from our house, but it takes him about three hours to get there. Traffic in SoCal is a nightmare, but especially bad in LA where his office is located. He seems to like it though. The company he works for will be paying for his health insurance so he just has to pay for me and the kids. So we're actually going be saving about $300 a month! Maybe now we can actually catch up on our house payments. Those darn mortgage companies are so darn picky about people actually making the payments!

I'll be reviewing a book on here within the next couple of days. It's awesome and I can't wait to try some of the stuff in there out. Notice how I didn't give a specific day, that's where the procrastination part comes in. Being vague always helps.

Now that Dh is back to work and the kids are in school, and my sil is gone my house is starting to look normal again. I can actually see the counters in my kitchen and the top of my dining room table! What a concept! I'm getting back into my routines with FlyLady. I don't know why, but for some reason for the past month or so nothing has been working through blogger. Well, not nothing but my bold and italic buttons don't work and inserting a link isn't working either. Hmmmmmm. Now blogger hates me too.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Please let it be true!

Britney has finally filed for divorce. I have to assume that she doesn't know that she didn't have to marry that asshat to have babies. I'm sure most parents are happy that she played the good role model and waited until she was married to have a baby, but as a parent I find the fact that she actually married that loser more disturbing. Katie my sweetheart, should you ever become a world famous pop star and you are worth millions of dollars and you want to have a baby please don't feel like you need to marry a backup dancer to make that happen. I'll drive you to the artificial insemination clinic myself and then laugh when you complain about not getting any sleep.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I can see what's coming

I'm going to wind up being one of those old crochety people that yells at kids to keep off my lawn. Last night almost every single kid either complained about our screen door, the amount of candy we gave, what kind of candy we gave, and the fact that we ran out. Not only that, but two of our pumpkins were knocked over, one was smashed on our sidewalk, and another one was stolen completely! For most of us Halloween is a time to get dressed up and get some free candy. Apparently for teenage girls it's a time to dress like a hooker and get some free candy. For teenage boys it's a time to dress like a teenage girl or a baby, get some free candy, and destroy/steal pumpkins. The kids had a great time and totally wore themselves out. It was actually pretty cold outside this year and we ended up not going through the whole neighborhood. Our friends and their two kids came over and we all went together. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed myself, except for the part where I had to clean up dead pumpkin off my sidewalk.

My son hates doing his homework. He drags it out as long as possible and comes up with new excuses daily. Yet when it's time to do the extra credit homework he's all over it. WTH?

It's really embarassing. My five year old daughter can walk in high heels better than I can. I thought I was such a girly girl.

Mikel's new thing is to tell me that he's going to leave and find a new mom. A mom that doesn't make him do homework or take a shower and brush his teeth. Yeah. Good luck with that kid.

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