Friday, January 21, 2011

Today is THURSDAY....

not Friday. You wanna know how I know this? Well, let me tell you. It's not because I have a calendar...or three through out the house. Nope. It's not because I was watching the news this evening and they said, "good evening, this is Thursday, January 20th...." no. It's not even because I wrote the date out, 1/20/11 no less than 20 times today. nuh uh. Those are all NOT the reason why I know that today is Thursday and NOT Friday.

I know because I dressed my child in his pajamas, tried to get shoes on his feet...but they didn't fit because he was wearing footie pjs, bundled him up in a hat, scarf, coat, mittens and a blanket, bundled myself up much the same way, sans blanket and then I carried said child out to the car, put him in his car seat, wrapped him up in the blanket and drove across town to Barnes & Noble for Story time with Clifford. I got there and parked and while attempting to get my child out of his car seat (he had fallen asleep) I leaned on my keys and accidentally pressed the panic button so the car horn is honking (child is no longer asleep) and in my attempt to shut the car up, I opened the back hatch window, locked the car, unlocked the car...all while the car is still honking, because I have no idea how to stop the honking....first time this has happened with this car...finally found the button that makes it stop...who would have thought....the panic button is also the button that stops the panic! LOL
OK, so I carry my 40 pound shoe-less child through the parking lot...did I mention it is 8* out tonight? Get him inside...barely....before dropping him and take off his mittens, his hat, his scarf, his coat...then mine...head back to the kids section....there is hardly anyone there! I'm shocked! Only one little boy playing with the trains. Odd. I thought this place would be CRAWLING with big people and little people. Mostly little people with a big person. But there wasn't! None of this has clued me into the fact that I have the day wrong. No.... I even called my husband because I couldn't believe he wasn't there yet....UGH! He was late!
After playing with the trains for 20 min. I look at the time and notice that Clifford is nowhere to be found. I finally pull my child away from the train table so I can go to the info desk and ask why nobody, including Clifford, isn't here for the Clifford Story time pajama party. How could I be the only one on time for this??? Well, let's see....that would be because it is Thursday and the Clifford event is actually tomorrow...FRIDAY! DUH! I mean, what is the matter with me??? I have it marked on my calendars...all three of them....that it's on FRIDAY. Why did I think today was Friday? I have no idea.
Sooooo....I have to break it to my child that Mommy got it wrong....and we need to go home and come back tomorrow night. That went over like a brick, as you can imagine. I call my husband and un-yell at him and tell him to just meet us at home. Then I bundle up the kid, and myself...and I carry him back through the 8* parkinglot and get him in the car....barely....before I drop him into the car...get him buckled in, bundled up with the blanket, and drove home....all with a 3 yr old asking if it's tomorrow yet. Over and over and over.
I am the special kind of smart that they reserve the short bus for.

Monday, August 02, 2010

What you dooey-en ???

That's how Xander asks "what are you doing?" We don't know why. But it's cute. So here is what we have been "dooey-en" since my last post.

~We have set up bird feeders around the back yard. One of them is even home made! We have 3 different Cardinal couples that frequent our outdoor dining spots. We also have seen a blue-jay a few times as well as some orioles. Most of the birds though are rosey finches, house sparrows, mourning doves and of course the grackles and brown-headed cow birds. We also have a squirrel diner and a cute little family with two new youngsters. They are so fun to watch. Oh, and don't forget about the "Easter" bunnies that stop by....and now there are two baby bunnies! The new binoculars that Tracy got me for Mother's Day are being used several times a day, as well as the bird books that help me to identify the birds. It's my new hobby. :)
(I have more pics and will post soon)














~I have hosted a bunco party, a baby shower and a Glitter Toes party here at the house. (will be adding more pics soon)





~We got a new (to us) vehicle since both the Explorer and Malibu were on their last leg....errrr....tire? We got a Jeep Commander and we absolutely love it. It has everything we ever dreamed of (and more!) having in a vehicle. Then our neighbor across the street backed into our Malibu. Twice. So, he bought the Malibu from us....so now Tracy is driving the Explorer which is reaching the end of it's road. So we will be needing another new vehicle soon. Which kinda sucks. We haven't had any car payments for 10 years....and now we are going to have TWO! UGH! Wish us luck on that. LOL
(will post pics soon)

~We went to Texas for a whole month! Well, Xander and I were there for a month but Tracy only got to stay for a week. We stayed with Joy and her family. It was so great to see Joy again. I hadn't seen her for a whole year- since we moved away. She has been through so much this past year and I wasn't able to go out there to help her during all of her chemo and surgeries so I really needed to go out and spend some time with her. It was awesome! We all got sick though so we didn't get to go out much to visit friends. :( But I was there to spend time with Joy and her family anyway, so that was no big deal. Joy is doing so much better and is gearing up for reconstruction surgery next month.
(I have lots of pics to post!)

~Tracy is remodeling the upstairs hall bathroom. (Xander's bathroom). It started with two of the shower tiles popping off...which was unusual and it looked like they had popped off before and the sellers just used some Elmer's glue to put them back up. Nice. So, we decided to go ahead and just re-tile the shower. Well, you know how plans go....once the tile was down, the whole wall was rotted out.(We have a sky light in the bathroom and it had leaked (before we bought the house) and the sellers "repaired" the leak (which could be a whole other post!) but didn't repair any of the damage....and basically hid the damage. So, Tracy ended up replacing the drywall, the studs, the insulation....everything. So, it's a gut-job. But he is doing a great job. It's not finished yet, but I will post pictures of the completed project when it's done.
(more pics coming....)




Sorry these pics are so small....they were taken on Tracy's iPhone and emailed to me while I was in Texas...so it's the best I could do.







So, I think that's pretty much the main happenings around our house. What are you "dooey-en"?
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