Monday, July 28, 2008

I <3 my kids

I do. They're just the most wonderfulest things evah. I love when they play together, and they just laugh and laugh. Usually about a body part or function. Like beans, or poop, or farts. But, that's what being a kid is about right?

Jonny brought me a HUGE weed/flower roots and all today. He was just tickled that I put it in an empty sweetener bottle I was about to pitch. It's on my table, it's really ridiculously tall, but it was worth it to see how proud he was. He told me he was going to marry me tonight.

We went to see Wall-E last night. I love Pixar movies, but I had heard that this movie was dull. I disagreed. Both kids were glued. Jonny got scared a few times from the noise, so he would dive under the table when it got loud. (we went to a dinner and movie place, which is why there was a table) At one point he looked at me with an awestruck voice and said "That.was.the.loudest.noise.ever!" He hates loud noises. At the bathroom there, they have a turbo jet engine you use to dry your hands. He was so freaked out by the noise, he couldn't even pee, becuase he couldn't hold his junk, and cover his ears at the same time. His noise sensitivity is probably my fault. I used to yell AWWWWWWWW MONKEY TOES at him when he was a baby to watch him cry. Yes, I know... I am evil. But, Jonny had and actually still has a perfect frown. It's too cute.

Today, they played in the sprinkler, and are now naked and goofing off, that will come to an end when party pooper daddy comes home. Right now, they're discussing CAR INSURANCE. I don't know why, but it's funny.

Today, I am probably going to do some running around. ALONE. Or, I'll take Aisy. She needs some special mommy time. I want to find her some more swim shorts. Not like the tight boy shorts kind, she likes the actual girl styled trunks. The only difference between the boys and girls, is that the girls don't have the mesh, they have a swimsuit panty thing in there. The one I got her is already too small, and it's of all things velcro, so it doesn't stay closed very well anymore. I also want to find wii fit. I NEED wii fit.

We're hoping today, Tony finds out what is going on with his leave. I called him earlier and he had his phone off. Probably so I wouldn't call and bug him about it, but I wasn't calling about that! My water bottle is missing, and I can bet dollars to doughnuts, that he accidently took mine, and put some disgusting fruit drink in it. My water bottle has had nothing but WATER in it since I got it. There is nothing more gross than having the slight taste of whatever drink was in there before mixed with your water.

Anyway, at this point I am hoping that MAYBE we can go back to our ORIGINAL plan of camping with our friends on the 1st and then hanging with fam, then I leave for girls weekend from St. Louis, then we go home. If we do it the way we have now with us coming in on the 5th, leave for girls weekend, come back, hang with fam more, we , well no I actually I would have NO time to hang iwth my friends back home. Becuase the following weekend we'd have to travel to get back home, and that just stinks.

Who knows though. It will all work out in the end. I kinda wish we had flown. I figured up gas, adn we'll probably spend about 800 bucks on gas alone!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My sister pointed out that I only seem to blog when there is something wrong with me. The funny thing is, I read through my blog earlier in the week, and she's right. Honestly though, these things I whine about ARE true. I just have a lot of shit going on with with my body at all times. Like right now.. my period. The horrible second day.

Miley Cyrus has HUGE teeth.

Right now, we're living in domestic bliss. Well, ok not BLISS, as Jonny is whining about Aislinn not wanting to play in the hose, and Tony is shirtless and sweaty eating a bowl of cereal after cutting the jungle that was our yard, while I sit here and slowly bleed to death. For once, Aislinn is the only quiet and content one in this house.

Friday, July 25, 2008

OMG I forgot about this

The other day, Aislinn and Jonny were wrestling and I overheard this conversation....

Jonny: Your teeth are really yellow EEEWWWW
Aisy: Uh uh!
Jonny: Yes they are!
Aisy: Nuh uh!
Jonny: Uh huh! Your teeth looke like Corn Pops.


I died.

Summer dreams

Can you believe that July is almost over? KUH-RAZEE I know! Aislinn will be going to school in like a month! We've already gotten most her school supplies since I hate elbowing people out of the way just to get to the pencils that are usually gone. I wanted it over and done with early.

Today, we had a very fun day. We went out with our playgroup and spent the whole day OUT OF THE HOUSE. I know right? Don't have a heart attack. I've been doing that a lot lately.

We went to this little place... it's hard to explain, well ok not really, but you pay these people to let your kids play with their toys. Just think of the ultimate toy room. That is what this place was like. The best part is, you don't have to pick up after the kids! Someone does for you! It's like a kids wonderland. They can play, and change their little spazzy minds as their attention switches to something else, and no on is yelling "Hey pick that up!"

Actually, I commented that if I were to go to hell, my personal hell would be to work there. This place bumped pedicures in hell right off my radar. Having to pick up after kids No thank you.

They did have one worker that was OBSESSIVE. She probably loves picking up all day long. If a child walked away for a second, she put the toy up, and then the child would come back looking for their toy, and it would be gone. One girl on our group had a baby doll with a stroller. She would "park" it, and come back and the stroller would be gone! Dollnapped! After this happened a couple of times, she started carrying the doll EVERYWHERE. I would too if someone was stealing my baby!

I got to hold (and sniff!) and four month old today. No baby lust. I just sniffed her babylicious head, and let her gnaw on my fingers. Then I handed her back. It was nice. The handing back part wasn't even hard. I didn't feel the need to bite her cheeks, or hug her hard enough to make her soft spot bubble out, so that's good right? I was having some bad baby lust, but I think being around these younger kids (babies-toddlers) has kind of satisfied my need. I kinda thought that would be the case. Before I joined the group, I thought maybe I would take on a baby to care for during the day, just to give me that taste. Come to find out I didn't need that big of a baby bite. I'm glad I found out before I got myself into something that I would have regretted. I bet it's hard to play Guitar Hero with a baby here. I don't think a baby could sleep to Barracuda or Slow Ride.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Warning poo mentioned.

Tony came home last night. After the kids went to bed, we watched tv, and headed upstairs........where I tried to poop and he was alseep by the time I came back to the room. Hot! We're so old. It's ridiculous, he's been going 11 days, and it's like no big deal to not do it when he gets back. It is hard to do it when you're tummy is full of poo though, and then you talk about it extensively. I wouldn't want to do it with me either.

Seriously, my stomach is distended and bloated. I've gained three lbs and I know it's just from the poo collecting in my stomach. I don't know what has changed in my diet other than almonds. I haven't been eating them like I used to.

Today I am actually considering going to Wal Greens and getting something for it. I don't think I've ever felt this constipated before. I don't plan on taking anything drastic, just getting some magnesium. I read that taking a magnesium supplement will help with this, and that people taking calcium should take the magnesium.

I woke us this morning semi migrainy. I can't explain why, other than maybe from me starting my period soon. I had to cancel our play group and I just want to STAY HOME. I have been very busy this last week. Yesterday and the day before it was almost four hours in the van taking Aislinn to and from Williamsburg. It's usually only an hour, but with rush hour traffic it's much much more.

Aislinn was fine with it, Jonny was mad. But, you know, he can get over it. If I feel like it, I may go to the beach later with them, like later later. But that's a big IF. I may just decide sitting in the AC reading is better.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I rate this post meh

This afternoon, we dropped Aislinn off at Great Wolf Lodge. She was the only one without a parent. I couldn't go because I didn't have anyone to watch Jonny and he couldn't go, unless I wanted to pay for my own room. Yeah, that's not happening. She was fine with it, and I think she was happy not to have to hang around with her brother who would just want to bug her the whole time.

Jonny and I left, and I went to Starbucks and got an iced coffee. With heavy whipping cream instead of milk. I could tell the girl making it was thoroughly disgusted. Whatever, she can suck it. It was GOOOOOD too. I haven't had Starbucks in such a long time, it was a nice treat, and I just knew I was going to be stuck in traffic. I was right.

Jonny snoozed on the way home, it took us almost two hours to get there. We did some shopping, and then to the library, and then I got him McDonalds. He likes all the attention.

Then I just sat my butt down, and watched 27 Dresses (I give it a meh) and painted my toes and my fingernails which hello is so not what I usually do, but have been getting into it lately since I like have nails now. Even if they bend at all the corners for some reason.

Jonny is ready for bed now too. I told him he could sleep with me when he was bawling his eyes out about leaving Aislinn behind. He said he was going to miss her. He was seriously bawling his little eyes out! So, I hope he doesn't think I'm going to bed at like 11 tonight although I probably should so that I can get up early tomorrow to get ready for our beach outing.

Friday, July 18, 2008


I don't know how much more I can take of these horrible, horrible kids. Right now they're upstairs taking a bath. For some reason, Jonny won't Aislinn wash his hair, and I refuse to go up there and deal with it, because honestly I just don't have the strength. I really, really don't.

I just want to lay on this couch, with my down comforter and my book, and just STAY there for the rest of the night. But, no I can't.

We just got back from the beach. Granted it was me who wanted to go,and I would have stayed longer but Aislinn refused to wear a swimsuit to the beach, claiming she didn't want to swim. After much back and forth, I said FINE but she wasn't allowed to swim in her clothes. She could wade if she felt like it, but she wasn't allowed to swim. What kind of kid doesn't like the beach? Tell me? Anyway, we get there, to a new section we've never visted before, and of course Aislinn was kicking herself for once again being a stubborn mule. The waves were minimal, there was a sandbar that made the water clear, and you could see crabs and stuff. She kept going on and on about how she WISHED she could GET IN THE WATER. I would say back "I WISH you had listened to me when I told you to WEAR YOUR SWIMSUIT!" At one point me and Jonny went out kinds far in teh water, and she followed us, I told her "Sorry no swimming in your clothes" so she had to go back to the shore and watch.

Then on the way home, they asked what was for dinner and I told them bulgogi. She was like BULGOGI?!?! What's THAT?!? It sounds NASTY! I calmly told her that she says that EVERY time I make it, but usually end up scarfing it down. I said "You know the beef stir fry that's kinda sweet? You know what I'm talking about? She was like "Ew no! are you sure I like it?" and I said "Yesss Aislinn we always go through this" a couple minutes go by and I hear her like shudder and say "Uugggghhhh" I asked her what was wrong and she says "Beef isn't supposed to be SWEET!" we had stopped talking about this for a few minutes at this point, so it was just out of the blue.

I told her fine, she wasn't allowed to eat any of it. Then all of a sudden it was "No I want to" I told her no. That she would be kicking herself when she realizes what it is, and she is not allowed to have any. She begged me. I told her no. Seriously she can eat cold raviolis. She has got to learn to shut her mouth.

So, now they're in the tub an dhave been up there forever. I may not be able to do the bulgogi bit tonight anyway now. It's getting late. I'm tired, and they're taking too long.

When Tony gets home, I'm packing my book, my water bottle, and my mp3 player, and I'm going to go sit at the beach ALONE for awhile. Won't that be nice?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day two, please send caffeine!

Last night was the first night of no caffeine at after dark. It felt like my head was going to explode. My NECK ached. Trust me I'm not doing this for any health reasons. I am doing this because I'm sick of staying up until five am.

This morning I woke up with the same headache, but I was asleep by 1:30. No laying there for hours and hours. Last night I tried some weird DandyBlend coffee. It was a coffee tea. Which meant it wasn't actually made out of coffee, but some sort weird hippy concoction of dandielion root, chicory, and some other stuff. It actually wasn't that bad. It got me over the hump. Kinda like methadone. Just something to stop the shakes. I only had three sample packets that I bought at the hippy store. I needed two to make it strong enough.

Today I'm going to try decaf. The last time I tried decaf it went horribly wrong. But, it was instant decaf. Blech. I also got decaf Columbian, which is the kind of caffeinated I drink. I'm hoping that this too will be a good option, I may even try 1/2 adn 1/2 if the headache gets too bad.

It sucks getting old.

Actually, I got to thinking I don't think it ever affected me this way before because of my diabetes. I was ALWAYS tired. Also, I used to drink it with milk and fat free half and half, both had sugar. The sugar probably counteracted the caffeine high I would normally get. Now that 1. my blood sugar is under control 2. I use heavy whipping cream which has very little natural sugar, the caffeine is just too much for me.

I do know my blood sugar has gotten better because I woke up and we left the house. We got home about 2:30 and I hadn't eaten anything all day, and was just fine. Not shaky, not sick, by the time I was pulling into the driveway I was getting a bit of a headache. Not even crabby! That's a good sign!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Pros and Cons

The Pros to having Tony gone

The house is so much cleaner!

The kids are better bevaved.

All the cups, bowls, and glasses are all present and accounted for.

No stinky cigarette smell.

No feeling guilty about not having sex.

Splenda packets go directly into the trash, not forming a community on my counter.

No stress over when is he going to do BLAH BLAH BLAH I just do it, since I'm the only one here.

I can sit wherever I want on the couch.


The cons to having Tony gone.


Carrying Jonny's heavy butt up the stairs when he falls asleep.

I can't say "Go ask your dad for blah blah blah"

No one to share LOLCats with.

I have to take the trash out.

No one to oogle me when I get out of the shower.

I miss his smell

The bed all to myself.


Aislinn just handed me a contract. It is to and I quote "Hand over the boy" which would be Jonny. She informed me I would still have to take care of his needs like clothing, housing and feeding the aforementioned boy, but he is now her "employee". I'm scared for Jonny. Very, very scared. I mean, she had me sign, initial and everything! She had her shit together. I'm afraid I just signed over a very legal contract. I wonder if spelling counts in a contract? If not, I may have some explaining to do when Tony gets home.

I've been having major insomnia, and was up until five am this morning. I am now exhausted, but I have errands. I need to go do them soon. TOnight I'm skipping my nightly cups of Joe, and hoping the headache I get from not having my nightly caffeine dose will send me to bed early. When I got up, I did my business and signed on to the internets to see the happenings of the world. Firs thing I see, Aheuser Busch sold to a Denmark Company. I literaly yelled "Oh no!" I didn't know this would affect me, but I've been fighting tears all day from the shock of it all. All those people, my father in law included! What if they lose their jobs? What if they move the plant out of St. Louis? The city may never recover! Another American company no longer an American company. I called my in-laws and they are of course at the bar. :( One of the bars that will more than likely close if AB closes. :( Soulard will be dead.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Well forget you internet

I see how you are. I make it 200 posts without moving blogs, and I get no pats on the hiney? Herumph. I am no longer speaking to you internet.

Seriously,who am I kidding? I am just one voice in billions. Who DOESN'T blog at this point right? I ain't special. O wouldn't be surprised if Aislinn has a secret blog about how to aggravate your mother on a daily basis, but still make your mom want to do your bidding.

We got into an argument yesterday. I will say although she aggravated me, I did see how much Aislinn has grown. Last year this argument would have resulted in a stomping, screaming fit while at the store. Yesterday, she just wept quietly. THAT I can handle. I've always said that I understood that Aislinn isn't faking when she is upset. It's not some "I'm going to hold my breath until I get my way" kinda thing. She really feels the anger/hurt/disappointmet so much that it manifests itself with crying. It was the over the top displays that got under my skin. Even if it was a legit response on her part. I think it would do that to anyone though.

Aislinn is essentially a party pooper, and this is annoying. Yesterday, I was all "Hey let's go to the PARK" even though I hate the park. I grab a book, and Aislinn grabs a book, and we drive to the nice park. We get there, and the tire swing is gone. Aislinn is upset. But, she plays for about 10 minutes then it's all I'm bored, there's no tire swing, I don't like it here. blah blah blah.

For some really odd reason, when Aislinn is unhappy, I feel this need to correct the situation. If Jonny is unhappy, I tell him to deal with it. I don't know why, and I finally realized yesterday what Tony has been saying about giving in to her. I do. If Aislinn isn't happy at the park, then I'm, all "Ok, well how about we go to the beach tomorrow instead. Let's go to Target so I can ge a beach chair, and you all can get a new toy" WTF is wrong with me? Granted... I had already planned on taking them to the beach, but a new toy? Because the tire swing is gone? Sheesh.

So, we pack it up, and at the grocery store getting my prescription it comes out that Aislinn does NOT like the beach. She went on and on about how she doesn;t like it, and the sand, and she's afraid of getting stung by jellyfish. Now, I'm disappointed because my plan was to go get this Twilight book everyone is raving about, sit on the beach and read, but how can I do that knowing I am causing my eldest daughter so much aggravation? So I said "Fine, we won't go. Let's just skip TArget and go home"

This is where the tears come in. See Little Miss Party Pooper, she still wanted to go to Target to get her toy. And I wasn't letting her. So she cried. Then she said "Ok now I want to go" and I said "Too late. This family does not do things just because you said so. Maybe next time you'll rethink all your complaining before opening your mouth" So she cried in the Harris Teeter.

I will say this about her though, she did apologize later on her own, and she did say that maybe she was just being crabby. I know that she only said those things in hopes of making a trip to Target. But, I'm not stupid. You know what she would have done? We would have gone to Target, and she would have gotten teh toy and STILL whined about going to the beach. But, I am proud of her that she was able to remember to do those two things.

I think she didn't want to go to the beach because on the weekends is when the girl down the street can play. She goes to summer camp and doesn't get home until 5-ish. So she can't play during the week. I think Aislinn was worried about missing the opportunity to play. Like now she is playing with the boy down the street in his pool. He usually can't play during the week either.

Tony is gone, and with this comes the everyday phone call. Which is funny because i used to expect a phone call from him everday, the usual, it only takes two minutes to call, you don't have two minutes to call me? Now, he WANTS to call me, and I'm all yeah you don't HAVE to call everday. Actually I never say that would be mean. But, it does show me that Tony probably loves me more now than ever, and I think me not needing to talk to him everday is proof that I love HIM more than ever. Isn't it funny how that works?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I think someone is missing school....

Yes, that is Aislinn, sitting at her daddy's couch desk, copying the Pokemon she has caught from the Nintendo DS into a notebook. Why? Why not? But, it was pretty freaking cute, that's for sure. She must have sat like that for about a half an hour.

In other news, my sister Bobo got a puppy and she named him Chewie. Her boyfriend bought Chewie for her, and will keep him at his house and here he is...At first they were calling him McLovin' which I thought was hysterical. But, there is no denying that Shih Tzus look like Ewoks. They couldn't think of any Ewok names, but HEY wasn't there another hair creature from Star Wars?So, Chewie it is. Wicket would have been cute too. Then I found a pic of a baby Ewok named Nippett. I didn't know the other Ewoks had names. I just remembered Wicket.

I have been having an "episode" partly due to the summer heat, partly due to my raging insomnia that has gotten completely out of hand, and partly because my husband, well he can be a douche. A big ole douche. It's nothing more than your usual husband douchery, nothing special or in particular. Let's just say, I'm glad he went out to sea for two weeks. Absence makes the heart grow fonder right? Does absence make the douchiness go away? Let's hope so.

Prepare yourself... You are about to lay your eyes on Rock godliness!!

Don't I just look too damn sexy? Awww yeah. Notice that the stickers are on my guitar upside down. When I first got the game, I played it backwards. It wasn't until Tony came home a few days later did he point it out. He's good for somethng I guess.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

There isn't much on TV anymore for me to watch. The simple fact is when I watch TV I want to laugh. They just aren't that many sitcoms anymore, and a lot of them, honestly I can not watch with the kids around. One of my favorites used to be My Name is Earl, but trying to explain to Aislinn why Catalina wears those clothes for her job and jumps around while men throw money at her ended that. Lot of the sitcoms have started to rely heavily on sexual content, and when the kids were younger, it didn't matter, but now that Aislinn is older, and Jonny is a parrot, we really have to watch it. We used to watch Family Guy ALL THE TIME, but even that came to an end when Jonny walked around mocking Stewie saying "So, you wanna have sex?" He of course didn't know what he was saying, but it was still disturbing. Tony got all freaked out thinking someone had said that to Jonny. He's asking frantically "WHo said that to you buddy?" and finally Jonny said "You know, it's from Family Guy" I had been telling Tony for a long time that the kids shouldn't watch it, but he said I was being too cautious.. until that happened.

What I end up watching, and enjoying are the kids shows. Their cartoons and their little Disney and Nick shows. I love Drake and Josh. It's smartly written, and not too over the top on the cheese. Drake talks about kissing girls a lot, but in an innocent way, he's not super smart and knows it, so to make up for it, he uses his looks. Josh is the smart, and heavy but he still has a girl friend. They are a good pairing and the dialogue is funny. Tony and I crack up when we watch it. Another one we like is ICarly.

I personally like the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Phineas and Ferb. Chowder, Spongebob, the New Ben 10 (where he's a teen), Total Drama Island (cartoon spoof of Survivor) Fosters Home for imaginary friends. All these shows are well writtten and hilarious. The Ben 10 one has a good story and as much drama as an episode of CSI.

Even after the kids go to bed, and I find myself flipping channels, and still watching these shows.

Friday, July 4, 2008

I am alone

It's so nice!

We told the kids we would take them to see fireworks today. We found a place close to the house, but as the day wore on, I started to feel kind of sick. I think it might have been a combo from the heat from the beach yesterday, heat today, the meat sticks, and Atkins bar I ate today. I just really felt like I was going to hurl at any moment. Even now, I am not feeling that great. I hate that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. Blech. I managed to eat dinner, and felt better, but not much.

Tony went ahead and took the kids to the park to watch the fireworks. I felt guilty. But, I thought about it, and really it's not that big of a deal. I've taken them lots of places without Tony. He can do it for a change.

Before they left we told Aislinn she had to vacuum. You know her new chore. She hasn't been doing it like she was supposed to, and I did it a few times this week. My God, the whining.

What am I going to do with my free time? I am going to shower without a little boy standing there between the curtain and the clear liner asking me a million questions like whats my favorite color, and who do I like better, Mr. Krabs or Squidward? (Red, and Squidward just in case you're curious). Jonny is so attatched to my hip and it's not cute anymore. If I ask him to leave he says all pathetic like "But, I want to BE with you mommy" What am I supposed to say to that? I'm scared though because my sunburn is going to really, really hurt. I'm a big ole baby about it.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Let it burn, let it burn, gotta let burn

I asked Aislinn to spray my back with sunblock today. Got home from the beach, yeah my back is as red as a lobster. She tried. Next time I'll either have one of the other moms do it when I get there, or have Aisy do it close up. I think she was too far back.

Yep, went to the beach today. Not Virginia Beach, we went to Ocean View which is in Norfolk. It's the beach that I used to take Aislinn to when we lived here before, I just didn't know what it was called. We found a nice spot with other families, Aislinn made a friend who enjoyed looking for weird things just as much as she does.

Jonny was scared of the ocean. Near the end he got a bit wet. Actually, neither kid really got wet. Come to think of it, most the kids didn't. THey liked playing in the sand more than anything else. I met some other moms. These aren't with the playgroup, but friends of one of the playgroup moms, and they were really nice. Only two other moms from the group were there. It was fun. I like these two moms the best so far, and it was nice hanging out with them, and these other new moms.

I am going to be sore for a few days becuase of my burn. It has been fun rubbing it in Aislinn's face though. She keeps saying SORRY!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Some women pay good money for these kinda highlights

Look at this childs wild hair. It's pretty though, it just always looks messy. As an adult she can definitely pull off bed head, but as a kid it just comes off as unkempt. It actually looks like my hair when I was a kid. I was always in trouble for having "messy" hair. I just couldn't help it, just like Aislinn can't. As long as she brushes it before she goes out, I'm fine with it.
Aislinn has been a true delight this summer. I was really dreading it, but we've had only a few boredom complaints. The cheapie pool, Nintendo Ds and Wii have been a help with that. Like this picture here, she can't tear her face away from the DS. She wasn't too hip on me taking pictures of her for some reason. She's starting to act more tween-y. Mom's not to fun or cool anymore.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Want your giggle today?

Then click the picture for the FULL affect.