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Monday, September 29, 2008

Random Thought for the Day

How do they make condoms?
*visualize this in your head and see if it makes you giggle as much as it did me*

Hmmm, Hunter

I wanted to blog something in specific, but I can't member what it was, so I'll do a quick little update.
Darius is upset over the weekends because he doesn't get to go to school...I wonder how long that'll last.
Hunter has started being independent, getting his clothes on with a minimal of help, and he even gets his shoes on now on his own, sometimes on the wrong foot mind you, but still.
He's got lots of new words, hello mom, hey you, why, fly, bee, zoom, bus, bye-bye (instead of just one bye), hot, Nana, Hai-Ya (karate chop), owie, and he's also started extending his sign-language use to include lamp and airplane, and few other difficult ones that he didn't use before he started talking.
I need to go looking for some new picture frames...I'm thinkin next time I get my hands on some money I'm gonna hafta get some to go on the staircase.
The kids are happy these days, still a little bored with how much time we've been spending inside, since our playgroups stopped we haven't spent as much time outside walking. I've been trying to go at least once a month walking, cause I know soon the weather won't co-operate with me and I'll hafta get the boys walking on their own.
I need to go to the library today, as well as pick up the picture CD from the portrait place, and take D to the chiropractor. Busy busy...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

K-Town news

Reading the news from back home, I came across a story entitled Dining-In Is Taking Off As A Trend on CTV. I thought it was a good article, basic in structure, things I already knew, but when I read at the end they had cooking classes, it never occurred to me that there were people out there who couldn't cook even though they were living on their own. I thought it was a brilliant idea, as the thought sunk in, and I even came up with a few people who would definitely benefit from such things.

Also, an article on Castanet showed that the R.C.ftA. is going to do a show in Oct. with something to do with a "Burn Zone" in Okanagan Mountain Park. An Okanagan Photographer took a series of photos in the area during the Parks rehabilitaion from the 2003 fire that left such a big scar on the land. I so wish I could go and view the exhibit.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stupid Marathon

Talkin on the phone with Kimmie this morning and he said it was Tia's birthday, and asked how old she would be in cat years. If I looked up the conversion correctly, she is 10 years old this year, and that would make her 53 in Human years! She's old!

Paul Newman died yesterday. Sad...never got round to watching all of his movies, maybe I should do it now, and reserve them at the library to do so.

Woosterfest (an Oktoberfest wannabe) kicked off lastnight here in town, and we decided to check it out. Now, it wasn't really a thing for kids in the evening, but today they're supposed to have some fun things. Not that we're going today. We only went down lastnight to check out the booths, and what-not. There was a great South American guy with a booth of wonderful clothing and jewelry, and had 100% wool clothing that just felt amazingly soft, and I wanted to buy it so badly.
This morning Darius had a Flag Football game, and he had the new position of runningback, just for a few plays. He did a great job though. I got videos, and pictures, but I'm not uploading right now, maybe later.
Someone decided to have a marathon in town, and didn't post any notices (not that I seen) about what roads were closed where. It was stupid...S-T-U-P-I-D and incredibly frustrating trying to negotiate my way to the north end of town when all of the major main roads going both east and north were all closed off. Nevermind the fact that Main street downtown was closed for the festival. I wanted to seriously hurt someone, it was that aggrievating.

Anyways...gonna be a long night.
Just got the boys off for a nap, hopefully that little bit of quiet time will help tame the frustration just a bit :o)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fill In's #91



And...here we go!

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1. My Birthday, and Halloween are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I wonder how many people read my blog.

3. I rode Top Thrill Dragster and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I tune the world out, and look for myself.

5. At home, playing with Hunter is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for airing out the house, and relaxing with a good book or making a tent to cuddle up with some little special someones to watch The Goonies for the 100th time.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the house and Sunday, I want to make another purse, but maybe with a few differneces!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm So Lonely

I'm so tired. Shouldn't that say it all?
I don't like the fighting, I don't like the spacing. I don't like it all

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Heartburn Sucks

"I'm so tired but I can't sleep
Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard
"
Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You

I'm frustrated...and it's pent up. Not good, everyone needs stress relief sometime, right?
I have heartburn that's absolutely terrible...yuck, haven't had it this bad since I was pregnant with Darius.
Finished my Status Application, need to make a few phone calls yet, and then I'm done with my obligations for the day. The sewing project I'm working on is wracking my brain more than I though possible, which is rather silly, and it's annoying me, so I'm doing small steps at a time because I hate getting confused about something so simple.
Anyhow, back to the day.
Remind me to blog about Hunter...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bored Survey...

60 Questions People Dont Ask Survey from Quizopolis.com

When's the last time you ran? - for exercise or chasing the boys? I don't run for exercise, and I always chase the boys for something, specially out in public.
Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? - no
What are you dreading right now? - setting up my sewing machine
Do you celebrate 420? - no
Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night? - sometimes
If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would ya'll do? - invite them to be lazy with me
Who last grabbed your ass? - my husband
Have you ever been on your school's track team? - no
Do you own a pair of Converse? - no
Did you copy and paste this survey? - no
Do you eat raw cookie dough? - yes
Have you ever kicked a vending machine? - not that I can recall
Don't you hate it when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over? - yes
Do you watch Trading Spaces? - no
How do you eat oreos? - whole, soaked in milk until they're mushy
Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone? - yes
Are you cocky? - sometimes
Could you live without a computer? - no
Do you wear your shoes in the house? - no
Who or what sleeps with you? - my youngest son and my husband
At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real? - can't recall
How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house? - 5 - 1 fax machine, 1 regular corded phone, 1 cordless, 2 cell
What do you do when you're sad? - cry, read, blog, listen to music
Who would you call first if you won the lottery? - my mom
Last time you saw your best friend? - I don't have one
Are you in high school? - no
What jewelry are you wearing? - my wedding bands
Is anyone on your bad side now? - yes
What's the first thing you do when you get online? - sign on to my MSN
Do you watch Grey's Anatomy? - no
How do most people spell your name? - amber eliot
Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes? - yes
Where do you work? - home
What are you doing tomorrow? - speech therapy with Hunter, and spending time with the MIL
Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson? - sure
Favorite name for a girl? - Avery
Favorite name for a boy? - Eli
Will you keep your last name when you get married? - yes
When was the last time you left your house? - this afternoon
Do you return your cart? - yes
Do you have a dishwasher? - yes
What noise do you hear? - the fan, and the kids getting ready for bed
Would you survive in prison? - yes
Who is the youngest in your family? - my 2 y/o son
If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likely over-pack? - me
Do you know anyone with the same name as you? - yes, but only online anymore
What's the last thing you purchased? - Halloween decorations from a thrift store! Super deal!
Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you? - don't have any
What brand are your pants right now? - not wearing any
Ever been to Georgia (the state)? - no
What irritates you most on the internet? - typos
What brand is your digital camera? - Kodak
Do you watch movies with your parents? - no parents round to watch em with, but I used to all the time yes
What song best describes your life right now? - Story of My Life
Do you own expensive perfume/cologne? - it's not overly expensive, but it's more than I\'d care to fork out for, thankfully I only buy it once every 2 years...Fire & Ice by Revlon
Are you taking college classes right now? - no, I wish
Do you like sushi? - never tried it, never will
Do you get your hair cut every month? - no
Do you go online everyday? - yes
Will you pass this survey on to 5 people? - depends on who reads my blog

Take This Survey at Quizopolis.com
http://www.quizopolis.com/survey/4725/60-Questions-People-Dont-Ask-Survey/

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Toothaches & Gum Aches & Headaches Oh My!

"Free is all you gotta be
dream dreams no one else can see
sometimes ya wanna run away
but ya never know what might be comin' round your way"
Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today

Yup, I can't say I didn't know it was coming. Back when we were looking for a new place, I made a dentist appointment with an uber-creepy European dentist with big eyes and a thick accent. I canceled it of course, due to both lack of funds and lack of courage (I can tolerate Dentists, but he was just too much) and never bothered to reschedule.
My mouth has been hurting the last few days, I know whatever was wrong before is worse now. I'm concerned I may loose my tooth...but who knows if I'm being dramatic.

"A-B-C, it's easy as 1-2-3
Simple as do re mi
"
Jackson 5 - A-B-C

I've been playing Rollercoaster Tycoon Non-stop...what fun! I'm all filmy haven't left the house today. Wouldn't mind taking D to see Igor though...I'd shower for that.

"Come on come on get up
I wanna take you
Away from all of this
and what has got you
Lost and feeling down
You just get it off your back,
let it fly away "
54-40 - Casual Viewin'

Watched Igor with Darius tonight and got a small popcorn for myself, where I insisted on eating the whole bag on my left side to avoid that tooth, and now my tongue is raw on that side...how silly.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Never Could Get the Hang of Saturdays

"Share your knowledge,
It's a way to achieve immortality"
The Dalai Lama

Yesterday Hunter and I cleaned the house...ok, not the whole house, but the downstairs at least. We vacuumed, swept, and washed the floors, then finished the laundry. Hunter insisted on helping with every step, he poured the soap into the washer, added a sheet to the dryer and pushed the button, he wiped the toilet with me, washed the floor with me, wiped the cupboards and appliances down, AND he insisted on vacuuming all by himself.

"We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Where we fight our parents our in the streets
To find who's right and wrong"
Elton John - Bennie and the Jets

Today was D's first Flag Football game, and he got his Team shirt, and team photo, which took so long that we got started about 45 minutes later than we should've, it made for a long morning.
Afterwards we came home, had a snack and then a nap...which went surprisingly smoothly.

"Now it seems like too much love
Is never enough, you better seek out
Another road 'cause this one has
Ended abrupt, say hello to heaven
"
Temple of the Dog - Say Hello To Heaven

I got pokie's gift in the mail today, and man...am I excited!
Rollercoaster Tycoon Delux! I can't wait to start building...it used to be one of my fav games growing up, and since I have a bit of spare time on my hands, and need something that I can do that demands I do it without children, I thought I'd make up a list of gift ideas (next month being my b-day and all) at Amazon.com

"I can't wait for you to shut me up
And make me hip like badass"
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up

I'd love to go see a movie tonight, even if it's by myself...probly won't happen tho

"Life passes so quickly,
You got to take the time.
You'll miss what really matters,
You'll miss all the signs
"
Amanda Marshall - I'll Be Okay

Our phone bill has been a bit ungainly lately, so we may be switching to just cell phones for local and making use of an internet phone for L/D, and just keeping us hooked up with the internet. Unfortunately there's only one provider for our area, which is effing stupid.

"All your life youve never seen a woman
Taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win"
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

There's something in our chimney. It's flaps and flutters every once and a while, and makes me wonder if it hasn't made a home in there. At first we thought it was stuck, but it would be making more noise I figure...so now I think it's made a home in there. How does one flush out something from a chimney without killing it with smoke from a fire? I don't want to harm it, I just want it to move on.

"Cry me a future
Where the revelations run amok
Ladies and gentlemen"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Especially in Michigan

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #90




And...here we go!

1. There is no need to worry about us, we'll be happy in the end.

2. Where in the heck did the idea that socialism is bad come from?

3. Keep my peace and hold back my tears is all I managed to do.

4. Prospects for our immigration turning out are looking a little daunting.

5. Freedom is the message.

6. Simplicity and tranquility are the first steps to enjoying a vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finishing my sewing projects, tomorrow my plans include reading my library book and Sunday, I want to make it to church for the kids' sake!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Frustrating

"Who's to know if your soul will fade at all?
The one you sold to fool the world"
Seether - Fake It

The other day I went to pull a Pepsi out of the fridge from the bottom shelf on the door. I grabbed it, and went to heft it in my hand when I got the fridge door closed, and it slipped out of my hands. It popped open on impact with the floor spraying Pepsi Foam everywhere in my kitchen. I was so frustrated. I wiped it up, pulled out my Lysol & water in a bowl (I refused to go get my bucket when no one offered to get it for me...LOL), and washed the damned floor right then and there.
Some days my frustration just spills and lathers, just like that stupid can of pepsi.

"I couldn't pick up the pieces
Until I was falling apart"

Amanda Marshall - If I Didn't Have You

Gosh, I wish whatever decision we decided to make wouldn't hurt everyone so, but it's tough not to feel righteous in where we decide to make our home. I almost wish we could just pick up and move to Europe, LOL. I'd love to explore the world until we're able to settle down, but I wonder what that would do to the kids.

"You say yes
I say no
You say stop
And I say go go go!
"
The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye

I wonder how come we don't really ever seem to be on the same page as each other. Each of us has a different goal in mind for what we wish for life to give us.

"You say you wanted more
What if I wanted to break...?
What are you waiting for?
Bury me, bury me
I'm not running from you"
30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill

I wish I could just go poof and have everything work out and have everyone happy with the outcome. There's really not much left in the way of options, they keep getting narrower and narrower, but I can't say that I didn't see it coming.

"Never gonna be perfect

(No, never gonna be, never good enough, not for me)
I know I'll feel this way forever
(No, never gonna be, never good enough, not for me)
I know no one will beg to differ"
Mindless Self Indulgence - Pay For It

Had yummy spaghetti for dinner tonight. Was too saucy :o( You ever have one of those days where you crave a certain food, cook it, and then not have it turn out??

"I stand on my own it’s all me
Regardless of whatever they call me
I’m a leader not a follower "
Nelly Furtado - Afraid

What to do...I think I'm gonna avoid it for a bit and bury myself in my book.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Football Season Began

Today was kinda busy...agh.
I'm tired.
Took Darius to school, and then ran back again with Hunter to drop off a warmer sweater for him (I would've foregone it completely, but I promised him so I did it anyways even though I knew he would already be inside) with Hunter in tow. Spent my morning watching movies trying to avoid getting ready for my day.
Got showered, dropped off a copy of those wonderful denial letters to my attorney and then made my way to R&D's to help clean, but had such a struggle with Hunter over naps I didn't accomplish a whole lot. She was kind and made us dinner, which was nice.
We headed into town for the first Flag Football Practice for Darius. He was excited because his classmate McGuire was in it, and as it so happened, his dad was also our coach. Pictures, and video at Flickr.
I really enjoyed myself watching all of the boys learning how to play football, each one bragging in turn about what their fathers had taught them about football. They really seemed to enjoy themselves, and since it was only a practice game I held my cheers to myself.
We played on the School playground for a bit afterwards, then came home, and for once everything was calm. Until Chance got home, then everyone got hyped up again. *sigh*
Chance had his first Committee meeting for the Cub Scouts this evening as well, so he had to cut out halfway through the Flag Football to make it.
I'm tired...maybe I'll just go to bed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Well, I'm at a loss...

Oh god, where do I begin?
I got up early this morning, showered, got the boys up and dressed, shooed them on downstairs to eat and get out the door. Had speech therapy with Hunter, Darius had to go to school, Chance had to work.
Took Hunter, Ronnie took Darius to school, Chance went to work.
Speech therapy went well and the speech therapist can now attest to how difficult it can be to go against the wishes of my little charmer.
Went to breakfast and Medina afterwards to see if we could get a frame for some artwork Darius had done with the Wild West Camp from the beginning of our summer.

"And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies"
Elton John - Levon

How am I supposed to make my days normal? What did I do before to just jump start myself?
I had to explain to my other half that when one person slacks it's their job to pick it up so there's no short-comings anywhere.

"I got those, NDN blue again..."
George Leach - NDN Blues

While preparing to make dinner, Darius confided that he was kissed by the girl he had his eye on in his class today. I felt horrible that I hadn't even asked, though I've been asking ever since he told me she was thinking about doing it.
I want to celebrate, he's grown up a little bit today, and he's lost a little bit of innocence.
I know it couldn't be prevented, but I feel so sad for him, and I hope he remembers this.

"She's says it only in my head
She's says Shh,
I know it's only in my head
"
Counting Crows - Round Here

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hunter in the Rain

video
Ronnie & Don came over the other night, and Don was kind enough to get our TV goin. The next day Darius and Hunter were watching Popeye cartoons, when Hunter blurts out PopEye! Too cute.

Had a really big windstorm yesterday, that took out a bunch of branches in front of our house, and the surrounding neighbors lost halves of trees instead of branches, luckily no one was hurt round here. We didn't lose power at all but it did flicker a whole lot, and Chance says they lost power at work, and he ended up doing all the calculations by hand with a calculator instead of using the cash register...poor guy.
I ended up making a fort in the computer room and sitting Darius down to watch Spiderwick Chronicles, and letting him sleep on the couch cause he was so afraid.

"We're here and now,
Will we ever be again?
Cause I have found
all that shimmers
in this world will surely fade"
Fuel - Shimmer

We were up late last night, but I let Hunter sleep this morning, and took the monitor with me to the crosswalk where I watched D walk around the side of the school on his own. I'm trying not to be too overbearing, so I only walk him as far as the crosswalk and let him go the rest of the way on his own, but I still wait at the main entrance to pick him up.

"Working on mysteries without any clues,
Working on the night moves"
Bob Seger - Night Moves

I'm so restless, looking for something to do with myself. Usually summer is where I loose weight because I'm so much more active, but I think this past summer I've actually gained weight. I can't help but try and think of what I should do with myself now. Should I make a daily schedule for Hunter and I? Time to excersise, time to read, time to get cleaned up, time to work with him on speech and flashcards...so much to do, no wonder I lollygag, it kinda seems overwhelming when I put it down in words.

"Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tough Stuff

"Be a hero, kill your ego
It doesn't matter, it's all just a pack of lies"
Hero- 30 Seconds to Mars

I'm finding it difficult to write my letter as I have to add in about Mom and Kim's visit. I start writing, trying to think of what to tell everyone about the last two months...then I can only think about what we did with them while they were here, and then I can't think of anything but how much I miss them. *sigh*
I wonder if it's just going to be one of those nights, cause now the stupid printer is jamming up on me too...

"I am not your rolling wheels
I am the Highway"
Audioslave - I Am The Highway

Newest Lingo

It's so difficult to discern whether or not I'm imagining things when Hunter talks. I've become accustomed to asking whomever is nearest to me if they heard what he said, to confirm whether I actually heard him say a specific word. LOL Like, I'm imagining him talking and inviting ppl into my make-believe world.
This morning he said Thank You (or at least mumbled like it) when I set him down after carrying him downstairs.
Yesterday he sprouted out with BAR! (A breakfast bar, the chewy kind) He's discovered he can be demanding, if he changes his tone, and get what he wants.
He said blue (or booo) when he picked up a blue block, but then called every block after that blue too, but it was more of a question, like, I know this is a color, and I know it's not blue, what is it?

Darius reads at the 4th highest rate in his class (so Chance found out). We've begun working on his writing each day. I'm trying to teach him to write out his full name, differentiate between first and last, and to write out his address. Eventually we'll get around to teaching him his phone number. He used to have it memorized in Kelowna, but here he has to remember 10 digits as you need an area code whenever you dial.

Hunter's New Shoes

While here, mom bought Hunter some new shoes from Wal Mart. Hunter picked them out all by himself, don't know why, but he picked Thomas the Tank Engine (train, george carlin, ya know) shoes. The ones he had had on, on the way into the store (OMG that's the funniest sentence ever!) were too tight and he didn't want them on, but my rule about being in public is that shoes are neccesary if he's going to walk around...so, we took him to the shoe department and he beelined for these ones. Now, he wears them around the house (even puts them on on his own) and struts whilst stomping (to mkae them light up) and watches his feet wherever he goes. He loves his new shoes, and suprisingly still hasn't gotten over the novelty of them. I have a tough time getting any other shoes on those feet when we go out. I'm tempted to go buy a back-up in case these one stop lighting up.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Fill-In's #89

Following in Janet's footsteps, I thought I'd give them a whirl myself.

And...here we go!


1. I enjoy some peace and quiet and a good book.

2. My sanity is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew life would go no matter what happened.

4. Take Darius & Hunter, add a little rain and you end up with lots of dirty towels and clothes.

5. Life has gifted me with an amazing array of a talents and wonderfully supportive family.

6. An un-iterrupted hot bath is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a movie on the computer with Darius, tomorrow my plans include sleeping in and Sunday, I want to finish my sewing that I started when mom and kim were here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dream On


"Half my life's in books written pages
Live and learnin' from fools and from sages
You know it's true
And all the things come back to you
"
- Aerosmith - Dream On

I've been journalling since I was very young, writing my thoughts out to no one in particular, and what's amazing is that I've dragged them all across the country as many times as I've been. They've come in handy, with trying to figure out timelines, as I've forgotten the big things that have driven me to do the things I've done. I think my blog is like that too. I've had this blog since 2004, and I believe I had another one longer than that, and have also opened up new ones this year as well. I blog everywhere.

"No talking when I want you to listen, no talking cause it's living torture. Don't tell me what I'm trying to say to you" - Finger 11 - Sad Exchange

It's been a relatively easy week so far. Chance has been able to get up with Darius and get him off to school, allowing me the luxury of sleeping in with Hunter.
I have so much time to keep my thoughts to me, it's kind of scary. After being so hectic, all seems calm.
Ronnie took Hunter and Chance down south to visit Grandpa today, and I'm here all alone. It's so nicely quiet, and I don't have to do anything if I don't want to.
So, I've sent emails to the organizations that I had wanted to volunteer for again, and hopefully I'll be able to get my foot in the door with both of them, and with the PTO as well.
I missed my WIC appointment this morning, after I showered and got dressed I pulled out the card they sent me as a reminder and saw that it said 8:30 and not 10:30...yikes! So, I phoned and explained, and they were kind enough to squeeze me in for 1pm.
I want to finish Niamh's gift, and Pokie's as well.

"The past is gone, it went by like dusk to dawn" - Aerosmith- Dream On

I'm homesick...I want to go home. I said when I came down that I'd give it a year here, and if things didn't get better than my obligation could die right there.
I continually wonder if I will live my life obligated to others. Like I'm so afraid of taking hold of my own direction that I'd rather sit back and let others guide where I will go without voicing what's rambling through my head. I wait until something rubs me the wrong way before I voice myself.
Has my life gotten better? Has it gotten any worse? Who can say...

"Is anyone waiting at home for me? Cause it's time that will tell this tale" -Train - Hopeless

Went to the fair yesterday with R&D and the kids while Chance closed the store again. It was fun wandering around and visiting all of the animals, and Hunter enjoyed himself petting and mimicking the animals. I was beginning to wonder when he'd sprout out the animal noises that so often begin a child's language. He said Baa Baa (with a shake of the head, just like the sheep he saw), cluck cluck, and moo (while looking up at the sky). It was really cute.
The night before he heard our clock ding on the hour and said cuckoo clock (though it sounded more like coo clock clock). I'm enjoying so much encouraging his ever expanding vocabulary.

I wish I could work, and be able to help our situation, and am seeing more and more how much I deluded myself into believing that I would be able to do anything besides sitting at home when I came here. I know our lot in life to face tumultuious times, because we create it in every decision we make, and I should know that when I tread I need to do it softly and slowly.

"The dogs were barking at the new moon, whistling a new tune, hoping it would come soon, so that they could die" - Nelly Furtado - All Good Things Come To An End

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Afterglow is so Dim!

Gosh, life is so difficult to re-adjust to once mom and Kim have gone. I've slept in the past two mornings, throwing my schedule off completely.
I have nothing to do...I could clean the house, make gourmet meals, finish the laundry I started before they left, or make my bed and put away the laundry that I did before the left as well. I haven't done anything...I think I'm avoiding it.
On their final evening we went to an Italian place that served very large portions and loads of actual garlic bread (not the crummy breadsticks that Olive Garden has). They took a bit getting our order but...a) we had a very large order, and b) we hit them in the middle of a huge rush! Anyhow, after eating my salad and garlic toast, I had little room left for my meal, so ended up taking a half of a half an order home with me...as well as an order of their tiramisu (which was amazing).
We went to the hotel and went swimming as planned, then watched tv while we all complained about being full.
It wasn't long before Hunter was gathering his shoes and telling us he wanted to leave so he could get some sleep.
Gosh, I could hardly speak, and so I didn't because I just didn't trust myself. I bawled all the way home, and was grateful both boys zonked right out.
I'm so lonely...no one to bounce stupid random thoughts off of. No one to catch a moments humor in the little things I spy each day. I already deeply miss someone who understand me.
I don't believe I've moped the last two days, but I'm definitely not as uninhibited as I'd like to be.
The boys and I walked downtown this afternoon, cause I just couldn't stand being in the house. We left at about 2:15 and got home about 5:30. I had intended to take us to the library, but when we arrived the damned doors were locked! I can't imagine why they were closed so early on a Sunday when their doors state that they don't usually close until 5pm on Sundays. Blah on them! At least we returned the books we had with us. We had stopped at the store on the way there and had a snack, and on the way back home we stopped at the park where both boys played, but were cut short when Hunter made a mess of his diaper and pants, and caught me without backups. So, we ambled home and I got started on dinner and watched Narnia with the boys.
Hunter is starting to talk little bit by little bit. Yesterday he popped out with the word "Fly". He now says bus, fly, home, oh no!, me, mine...and I can't think of what else. Credit for Oh No goes to Kimmie...and Hunter just kinda spat the other words out at random times when they applied.
Soon enough he'll be jabbering on with the rest of my boys.
It's quiet here, almost unnaturally so. Both boys are occupied, and Chance is closing the store this eve...I'm all alone with just Hunter for company once D goes to bed. D doesn't have school tomorrow on account of the county fair being in town...for some reason they actually give the whole school a day off just to go to it...but since we've already been, it's just another day for us.
I dunno what we'll get up to...maybe we'll go for our usual park and walk day, I do need to pick up some butter, I don't know why I didn't think of it while I was there today.
The house is a mess...but I don't think I care enough to clean it again.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I Concede...

Okay, so at the beginning of the 7th inning everyone stood up, just as Kimmie had predicted...here's proof.
video
I had a fantastic time at the baseball game. It got hot as we were sitting in the noon-day sun, but I was cool, despite my dark attire, and was quite comfortable with running to the bathroom every 30 minutes (once I figured out how to get to my seat comfortably, as we were so high up it was difficult to comprehend). Pictures are posted at Flickr, and will probably give a more accurate description of our outing than I could blog here.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

How Could I?!

I completely forgot to mention that Darius lost his upper front tooth today at school!
He was so excited, I know he's anticipating a visit from the Tooth Fairy tonight, gotta dig out his little tooth box, and put it under his pillow, as well as add this one to the growing collection I have in his baby box. I hope I'm not going creepy overboard, but maybe I'll just keep the two first ones he's lost and get rid of the others...

Plans

*sighs*
We're counting down now, trying not to let it ruin our good time, cause the time just flies by when you're having fun, and that's definitely what we've been doing.
Took mom shopping today, just the to of us, Fabric stores, thrift stores, craft stores, you know how we are. We were out for four hours, which felt like forever when you don't have the kids. When you do have the kids you always know what time it is cause they always keep you in check when it's snack or meal or changing time.
We went to D&R's last night for a BBQ where we (Darius & I) had a water balloon fight, and played in the splashy pool. I liked having a water balloon fight, it's been a while. Maybe next time I'll actually buy the proper balloons for it. Had lotsa yummy food, and ate and ate and ate. Gawsh.
I got so many ideas for projects in mind, I hope i can finish them before they leave, cause I want to make a few things for family members back home for gifts.
Ronnie supposed to come over tonight to play some games cause Chance is closing the store tonight. I'm trying to convince him to just go for manager (he complains it's only 1 dollar more and hour, like that WOULDN'T help us or anything), but I don't know if my encouragement is falling on deaf ears or not.
I'm hoping tonight we can book a room for mom & Kim in Akron with a pool. Friday night they're gonna go stay at a hotel cause it would require us to pull an all nighter to get them there on time, and I don't trust Chance's driving that late/early by himself, cause I don't think Rhonda would be able to watch the kids overnight, or while we catch up on sleep afterwards. I actually haven't asked either, but whatever, we'll go with what we got. Anyhow, Friday we're supposed to go to a pasta house in Akron courtesy of Ronnie & Don, and then I'm hoping we can get that hotel with a pool so the kids can have a late night splash before saying goodnight and goodbye.
I got the replacement nose pieces for my glasses today, and was sure surprised that they were little circles...I'll hafta get pictures of it and post em on Flickr. They feel better now anyways, I told mom that I was getting used to not adjusting them with my right hand cause I didn't want to scratch my nose, and that I had gotten used to everything being just a little wonky. Heehee.
I'm gonna make a couple of dips tonight for our game night, and am also hoping to cut out all the stuff that I wanna sew in the next two days.
I realized this morning that I missed Hunter's Speech Therapy. Stupid long weekend threw me for a loop, and I when I woke up I thought it was Monday, not Tuesday. I'll hafta call them.
Tomorrow we're going to see the Cleveland Indians play the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland. Kimmie keeps trying to tell us that before (or after, I can't remember) the 7th inning everyone stands up and stretches and sings "take me out to the ball game". I keep telling him he's on crack. We shall see though. Later that night we're supposed to go bowling, as we've promised Darius we would while Nana & Kimmie were here.
Thursday we're getting some family portraits done, and I dunno what else, hopefully I can do some sewing then as well.
I'm kinda hungry....I guess I'll go find something to eat.

Monday, September 01, 2008

I have 796 blog posts on this site. Cool
It's been a busy week, Cedar Point, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dinners out, Shopping, and all around just being buys.
The boys got their turn at doing things on their own together without the kids, I'm hoping this week will be me and mom's turn.
I want to make a few things to send back home for Niamh's birthday, cause I don't remember if I made something last year or not.
I got up this morning and put all our laundry away upstairs, now am washing the dirty. I made breakfast, which was good, and am now eating stale popcorn from lastnight. It tastes better now than it did then. hmm...
I've been reading this other blog Fond of Snape of late, and find it really entertaining. The lady who does it takes some really terrific photographs and has some interesting insight's, not to mention a really cool tattoo.
Went for an evening stroll with everyone lastnight, just a real quick around the block kinda thing.
There's a PTO meeting this week that I plan to attend, as well I need to contact both the library and Hospice to let them know that I'm still interested in volunteering with them.
I want so badly to just make a bunch of stuff for Hunter to get him going on his learning experience. I made flashcard for Dairus, and I still do plan on making a bunch for Hunter as well. Family flashcards, word flashcards, letter flashcards. yadah Yadah. I'm so excited for Darius to finally begin school, and the opportunity to finally begin working one on one with Hunte more.
Went shopping last night with mom, and she was nice and bought Chance & I each a shirt with the Cleveland Indians logo on it in preperation for Wednesday's game. She also bought Hunter his first Potty. He was so happy to sit on it lastnight, he kept looking round at everyone in expectation...lol was very cute. I'll get pictures of it soon ebnough I assume.
With all of the visiting I forgot about my video-blogging attempts. I'll get back round to it I assume.