Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wow..just wow..

One bottle of chardonany myself : )

I put up the tree, referee'd fights

Cooked a friggin turkey

and stuffing

and homemade mashed potatoes (yes, with an "e", go ahead...judge me...)

whooo friggin hooo


I can still type...kind of...

later  : )

mwa ha ha...

wink, wink, nudge, nudge...say no more, say no more...

So he just left mad...

I just managed to piss my husband off and he drove away mad...I hate that  :(

I wasn't going to take the girls to a gender reveal party for his sister when they stayed up too late, woke up too early, the girls are fighting like cage fighters, his sister has an aggressive dog (towards children) that they won't control, to go drive 45 minutes and play group games (which I HATE) with people I don't know (even worse) with family members that don't even like's giving me a headache

We already decided that I was going to call off...I called his sister, went to the store for yummy fresh baked cookies...and it happened...he realized he was going up on his own and was probably going to have to explain why we weren't there...B-F-D!!!!  I have to do it all the time.  He hates it and I know it, but I am tired of putting everybody else first and ME being the one that is uncomfortable...why can't someone else take a turn?!  I took the girls to a double feature at the drive in and he got to go drink around a fire with his friends and sisters.

The best part you ask...I'm staying home and cooking a turkey and pulling out all the Christmas decorations...this is a win-win for him...he doesn't have to make sure the devil dog doesn't eat our kids, he gets to drive by himself and listen to whatever he wants at whatever volume he wants and I get to stay home with 2 crabby girls and try to keep the dog off the tree AND the turkey while getting the oldest to catch up on missed schoolwork while the little ones cries about how bored she is...

This just sucks...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some more thrift store love!

Had a little extra time on my hands before kiddie pick up time from school, so I decided to hit my favorite thrift store and I SCORED!!!!!  I picked up one of those mail/bill organizer catch-all Ballard Designs (can you say cha-ching?!  It's one of those stores where everyone has a pick for their pinterest page, but no one can actually afford to shop there!)..for $4.95+ tax!!!!!  Out the door for $5.38  : )  It's black and can either go downstairs in the kitchen or stay upstairs in my bedroom...gonna clean it up a bit and start filling it up!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I think I can, I think I can...

On this week's schedule...

Finish the paper mache volcano project (not due until 11/14...but see line item number 2)
Get ready for camping trip and Disneyland

Yep, it's number 2 that's killing involves a 400 mile road trip...ONE WAY and then hitting the happiest place on earth after two days in a tent...we are going to get a hotel in Anaheim and search out a coin laundry before we visit the mouse house...I just hope we have a great to follow....maybe we will get a few for the Awkward Vacation Photos can only hope : )

Friday, November 4, 2011

I can't feel my finger tips

I have been working on a project at home for the requires me to use a hot gluegun AND superglue...between the two of them I have lost most of the feeling in my fingertips...the ones that aren't glued together...

I have to glue carpet, base, VCT and paint samples to a large piece of "book-looking" cardboard that folds up nicely and represent 6 different color palettes for new tennants moving into new office spaces...been kind of using it as a life lesson for my kids...

11 year old: are pretty much gluing pieces of carpet into that book, huh?!
Me: yes
11 year old: ooookkkaayyyy (said with a slight look of uncertainty)
Me:  Make sure you go to college, ok?
11 year old:  uhh, yep (said with conviction)

I did go to college for a bit...until my scholarships ran out...the free money was the only reason I went to school in the first place..didn't know what I wanted to be (didn't want to waste the parents money)...still not really sure once you get past the "Mom" thing...I am a kind of Jack-of-all-Trades and Master of None.  I really love organizing other people and doing the crafty thing, but I never stick with anything long enough to "master" it...I burn fast, bright and then o-u-t!

One day I will figure it out : )