Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday went to the old house and worked....and worked....and loaded up shoes. MOST of my shoes are safe and sound and WITH me! :-) Whew
I feel like this move is dragging me down. I wish....I wish I had dozens of prepared boxes and a roll of tape and could just go in, box up, tape up and send on, but I am sorting as I go...deciding what goes with, what goes to the donation box and what "someone" Might want...The latter is where I'm going wrong, it goes or it doesn't -- should be cut & dry, but I'm a pack rat, clutter collector, whatever you want to call it, and by golly it's HARD to part with some things. So, I just hold onto it for another round. My goal to be out is August 1st so that gives me a week. I hope once the furniture is out, I will be motivated to finish up and get outta there for good! Moving is bittersweet, but I usually spend at least a moment, shedding a tear or two.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I read My Sister's Keeper before the movie came out but I still haven't watched the movie -- it'll be heartbreaking and I haven't wanted to sit and cry for 2 hours.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Today's blog feeling - frustration
In my early parenting years, I often wondered what I was doing wrong. My kids fought constantly. I assumed it was a phase. Hoped it was a phase. I was wrong. I never fought with my brother growing up. We were the best playmates. I didn't understand. I still don't understand.
Ring~Ring. Dalton's phone number is displayed on caller id. My thought - what now? He already called and described how he was going to spend every penny of his birthday money on cleats for football (which with patience, I would've bought), basketball shoes (hmmmm...that is months away), a chin strap and a hat. I tried explaining that after the football meeting mid-August, they would tell us what we needed. Okay, back on track. What now? I answer the phone to Dalton, frantic, crying....I can't even understand him. through the blubbering tears, I manage to catch - "mason stabbed me in the arm with a fork". huh? twilight zone......WTF!?!? I ask if my mom or dad are there to find out what really happened, leading up to this. If you know dalton, you know that he NEVER does anything to instigate... I'm still not sure of the details. I'll call later to find out -- all I DO know is that it was Dalton AND Mason - both of them, so BOTH of them are in trouble. good thing I have time to think about their punishment - I'm none too happy at the moment!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have a busy weekend ahead. Taking off work tomorrow to take care of some things that can only be handled during regular business hours, which are the same as mine. It is times like these that make me wish I worked closer to home -- some of these things could really be lunch hours, but since I don't have that convenience, I bundle them all into one day and take off, which isn't exactly feeling like a "vacation" day - but whatever.
- Pick up letter from cornerstone to confirm Rylan's identity.
- Go to the social security office and sit (hopefully not long) to request a replacement card for Rylan.
- Uniform shirt for Rylan. go to store to check sizing, order (Duncanville)
- Pay bills (I hope I can squeeze some out of this check)
- Take photos of the house for marketing purposes
- Box up (more) of the house....when will this end??
- Contact ARC to schedule pick up of furtniure & household goods -- I'm done garage selling, just get it outta here!
Hopefully I can squeeze in a LITTLE r&r or something fun - pedicure? swimming?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
F-MIL: It's nice to meet you. ..... I'm so glad that they found each other....
MOM: Well, we'll see -- only time will tell
WTF? Could she show maybe just a little support and happiness (ha) thrown in my direction? Can you say pessimist?
Monday, July 13, 2009
What a weekend! Saturday Dalton had his birthday party. I figured he was old enough (12) to invite whomever he wanted, so he did. He had 4 boys, 3 girls over plus his brothers. We're working on a tight budget so I made cupcakes and decorated as "beach themed". I'll upload pics tomorrow. I thought they turned out cute & I bow to the Cake Boss! Decorating is not an easy task! I think it turned out well.
My mom thought she had round peppermint with the red stripe (which was to be the beach ball), but turned out they were plain white, so I dipped them in red food coloring....the red marshmellow thing is supposed to be a beach ball....
Yesterday I went to work on the old house. The boys went to their dad's (first time since June 21st -- yea, don't ask unless you want an earful) and ended up spending the night. Of course I didn't know this initially so I was trying to hurry & finish so I could pick them up. I probably didn't make much headway at the old house...I really needed help to motivate me. It'll get done eventually! Yesterday afternoon my friend Beth came over with food (she is a GREAT cook). We cooked out, swam and ate. I had a full tummy & was ready for bed but found it difficult to turn off my mind, which continued to race until I finally went to the couch & turned on the TV for a few hours. Needless to say, I'm beat today!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My oldest son turns 12 on the 14th. I can't believe I have a 12 yr old. My youngest starts kindergarten in August. And Mason....my smack in the middle sweet child, is changing schools this year, but I think it will be a great change!
Time flies when you're having fun. Or time just flies - regardless of the fun factor.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- Emailed coach about football
- Dalton is too close to the school to ride the bus
- Dish network DID receive all but one receiver and have credited me for all equipment
- Got the schedule for transferring mason to new school zone (northside)
- Shot clinic for Dalton's shots (need record)
I feel like I've made some headway on my home duties. Still not budging on painting the kitchen....I'll work on that one.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
My to do list keeps growing:
- Sort out details for Dalton's birthday
- Contact the school about Mason changing zones
- Find out if dalton can ride the bus to/from school
- Football schedule
- Call dr & schedule shots for dalton
- Contact prospective buyer to see the house
- Clean up the house (somewhat) first
- Go to the house and box up more stuff
- sort bills
- the list goes on.....
We came home yesterday afternoon, I fixed lunch and then flopped on the couch for a nap. The boys worked outside with den & swam. last night we cooked burgers on the grill (yum)
I got to work this morning and to my suprise, my work family brought me birthday goodies (and I thought they'd forgotten about me) :-) These gals are the best! So I've been snacking all day and I guess it's to blame for my sugar rise & fall throughout the day.
Next weekend we're having a b-day party for dalton -- he'll be 12! YIKES. I have to get details sorted out. Call
Mason and grandma made me a carrot cake which Mason says was made with LOVE AND JOY! Den got me a PINK fishing pole. You have to know me to understand how much I truly appreciated this gift.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Things I blogged about long ago
- ► 2010 (16)
- Weekend Plans
- Showing the furry family some love
- To the Doc
- I blog because that's what I do
- Happy Birthday to Dalton
- My Mom meets future Mom-in-Law
- My newest guilty pleasure
- Busy Weekend
- Really...it's July 9th?
- Check - Check - Check
- Recipe Book
- Clutter, Clutter, Eat Some Butter
- My to do list
- Fourth of July
- Happy birthday to me
- Crazy Morning
- Georgie Boy
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