Wednesday, December 28, 2005

After I Hit Publish...

I am getting my sedentary, lazy ass up off this machine and work out. I'm going to do the Walk Away the Pounds DVD that I got from the library and maybe even follow up with the Pilates one I got.

Go. Me.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Success and Failure, in One Instant....

Christmas was quite the success! The kids liked all their stuff but would have liked them more if stupid Mama would have bought the gaht-damned batteries. ::googley eyes:: Failure at it's finest.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I Should Be Wrapping

But, I'm not. I have a feeling I'm gonna be pulling an all nighter on the 24th. EEK!

Pauline, You Will Giggle....

Olivia just said, "Wouldn't Piper look so funny if she had braces? She'd open her mouth to yawn and we'd see them sparkle and it will be really cute AND funny!"

I have no clue, Cuz. I seriously am stumped!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

No Title Because I Feel Unwitty

So, today's Tuesday and as far as I'm concerned the week is just about over. Yesterday we had our friends (Michelle & kids) over. The kids did some wooden crafts that I got from Michael's and we visited, drank way too much coffee, smoked some ciggies and then we put together a lasagna. Kids don't have any real taste buds or culture and they didn't eat any of it. Well, except Caleb; that boy can eat a horse! After they left I made an executive decision NOT to go to Karate. Don't think it didn't about kill me. I love me some Kiyaing! But, I think I have somehow inflammed or pinched my sciatic nerve. My lower back kills but it feels better upon stretching it. I'm sure I would have been better off going to Karate but I wanted to give it a day to rest. We'll try and get there tomorrow, for sure.

Today I had invited Anne (& her boys) and Linda (& her daughter) over but have to renege on it. Mikey woke up feeling "pukey" and actually puked around 10am. Olivia is now complaining of a tummy ache, too. Luckily, it's only a 24 hour thing and Benny already had it. Long live viruses. Motherfuckers.

Tomorrow I have to pick up my Avon catalogs and we have to get our Ceramics to send my parents and give to Regina. Afterwards, we've been invited by Linda to McDonalds. She wants to buy us lunch for Christmas. I thought that was very nice and providing everyone is healthy, we'll go!

Thursday we have a Christmas lunch playdate with our newest friends; Maureen (Ben and Sophia), Rene (Emory), Kristen (MaKenna) and Heather (Gavin, Grayson, Griffin). We became friends with each other through Heather. The kids took soccer with Gavin in the fall of 2004 and then he took one session of Karate with Mikey at Central Park. Heather invited the kids to her birthday party for Gavin in the fall of this year and that's where I met Maureen and Rene. From there I was invited to another girl's birthday party and saw Mo and Rene again and they told me about their coffee meetings on Mondays (which is perfect since Michael is off on Mondays). Long story, short; we've made good friends. I'm thrilled. FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY, real like minded people with REAL personalities that do REAL things and LIVE in my city. Who'da thunk? LOL We're going to a NYE Party at Rene's house, even. I cant wait!!! So, back to the playdate. We're all pitching in. Maureen is hosting and we are gonna have crafts, food, sweets, the whole nine yards. It's gonna be wild.

Friday. I think I might get to rest and catch up on laundry. I'm caught up as of now but this won't last for long.

Saturday. We're going for Christmas Eve lunch to Regina and Tommy's. Laid back, good food, family... Should be nice. Wish my parents could be with us. :(


I've used up my exclamation marks for the day so now I will end this blogpost.

!! (ok, I had 2 more)

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Christmas Decor - Check!

Today I got my bah-hum-bugged ass up the attic steps and I brought down the Christmas decorations. I decided on doing something different this year and I put garland on the posts of our front stoop. One one side of the door is a wooden wreath with Santa holding his "Merry Christmas" sign and on the other side is a wooden snow man holdind his "Let it Snow" sign. No chance of that, here in GA, but one can hope.

So, the tree will not be in front of the window this year. Instead I have opted to put it beside the mantle/fireplace, by the garage door. This way, it will be out of the way and will still iluminate the family room in all it's Christmasy splendor. The tree is not decorated because I wanted to do it right and the two strings of colored lights on white wire just wasn't doing it. One string is on the front window (just kinda hanging on the valance) and the other string is run, back-and-forth twice, on the mantle. It looks nice in the night time. The real test is to see how this looks in the daylight. If it looks cheesy, I will have no problem taking them down.

After we fight the crowds in Walmart, while purchasing our green wired Christmas lights, we'll come home and decorate the tree. Pictures to follow.

Maybe this will help me get out of the "I-don't-believe-it's-Christmas-already" funk that I've been in. Only time will tell, eh?

Friday, December 09, 2005

Happy Birthday Main Man

I've celebrated 12 birthdays with this man of mine! Wow! 12 birthdays. That's a lot.

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & now 2005!!

This morning I woke up early enough to get a cake baked and decorated. It was a little warm when he cut into it but it was very yummdillyummy!! The kids made him some cards and gave them to him while he was getting dressed. I told the kids to come once he was ready to walk down the hall to get his coffee/lunch. We lit the candles and sang as soon as he rounded the corner! Our special little birthday party for Papa!!

Happy Birthday Michael! I hope that wish you wished comes true. I loveth thee.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


"I can see Karate in your eyes!"

Spoken to me by Sensei Dan as I shook his hand after class.


I Hold it Dear to my Heart, too!!

What ever happened to predictability?
The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV.

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go (there’s a heart).
There's a heart. A hand to hold onto.
Everywhere you look, everywhere you go.
There’s a face of somebody who needs you.
Everywhere you look,

When you’re lost out there and you’re all alone,
A light is waiting to carry you home,
Everywhere you look. Everywhere you look.

Sponge Bob Square Pants' Christmas Special went off and ass soon as it did I hear the three infamous bars of this song... Mikey exclaims, "OH I LOVE THIS SHOW THE BEST!!!"

Rock on Full House. You are spanning generations. Generations, I say!!

"A library is thought in cold storage." - Herbert Samuel

Today we dropped Olivia off at Gymnastics and I decided that instead of sitting around in the gym that I'd take the boys to the bank, deposit some Avon checkage, and then we'd go to the library.


Before we left for Buffalo in October we had a gazillion books to return. I had pulled up our account history of what was due and we had every book accounted for, save one. This one that was no where to be found just happened to be about Pilots. I made the kids look for that book for hours before we left to return them, to no avail. Mikey swore, up and down, that we returned it the week prior. I wasn't too convinced but had to let go of it. After all, the very next day we were trekking up north and really what could I do? So, we went in to the library and I metioned to the librarian that we couldn't find this book and that the eldest boy could have sworn that it was returned. She said, "That's not a problem. We'll just suspend this book in the system. If you find it, bring it back." Sure thing, mama!

We had one more book that was forgotten at home and since it was so late I asked Michael to return it for us. He said he would; said being the operative word. Lowe and behold, we return home and the Rhino book was still on the counter. Michael had forgotten to take it back. Late fee. Then, a few hours later, as the kids were preparing for slumber I hear "OH BOY!" and the kids run up to me. Mikey was carrying something but I couldn't quite make it out until he held it up and I could see, it was the Pilot book.

"Uh, Mama, we forgot that this was under all the stuffed animals on Benny's bed!"

"You forgot?"


"But I had you scour the whole house for this specific book. Did. I. Not?"

"Yes, but, uh, we, uh, forgot it was there."

At this point I told the kids that they would be responsible for the fines on this book. Which were looking at about $5.00. They were unhappy but it was their fault.

Fast forward to today.

I go to pull into the library and I hear Mikey mutter something. For all I know he could have said "Oh Shit" but he really said "Oh No". He went on to tell me that he didn't have his money and what about all the fines and how were we gonna take books out if, yadda yadda yadda. I told him not to worry about it and that we'd eventually pay the fine. No problem.

We get our books. We go to check out and the librarian says, "You have an outstanding fine." Mikey gulps and I say "I know but we can't pay it right now." and she tells me that it's ok if we pay it next time. [This next part could have happened in slow motion for all I know] I ask, "How much is the fine?" and she responds with "foooooooooooooorrrrrrttttttyyyyyyyyyy ceeeennnnttttssss". OMG, fourty dollars? No, fourty cents? WHAT? What the hell? Phew. Ok.. Really? Yes, really. **wipes brow**

I look over at Mikey who is looking at me all relieved and all I could think was, "What a bunch of lucky fucks we are!"

December is Flying By

It is so unbelievable to me how fast time goes by, now-a-days. I mean, when I was little time passed by so slowly.

In two days it's Michael's birthday and as soon as that passed we're in the double digit days and soon enough we'll be waking up to open presents. I'm done with shopping for the kids but I need to get some fleece to make Benny a octopus pillow case. I have exhausted all avenues looking for an octupus pillow so I have decided to make one, myself, by cutting fleece and making a knotted pillow case. Should be fun! LOL Maybe I should make pillows for all three. That's a little gung-ho, though!

Friday, December 02, 2005

It's Holiday Party Time!!

Oh yeah, Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah..

I am so freakin' excited I can hardly stand it. Tonight a mom's group I belong to is having it's annual holiday party. I am so excited. Did I say that?

I have a nice outfit. I know how I want to do my hair. I bought some Sally Hanson Hair Removal cream (yes I need it). The only thing I need to do is make the Mexichilli and get ready.

Oh yeah, Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Oh yeah..