Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Had turned in to a comedy of errors. All I can do is sit back and take it in stride.
WAY back sometime in the beginning of this year a dear friend of mine called to say she was pregnant. Ok what does that have to do with this weekend... bear with me folks.... She wasn't feeling well and thought she was going to be diagnosed with diabetes. Her entire family lives with diabetes and she thought well, it's about time. When the tests came back she was surprised and excited to learn that she was pregnant. With their daughter they had tried for 8 years and they thought they could never get blessed twice. Well they did and anyway....
We went down there to see their new baby boy. We decided to leave Saturday morning but... something was wrong with the hubby's tire so he went in to have it taken care of. What should have taken less than an hour took about 3. Leaving in the morning for a 2 hour trip had us arriving at their house at 4. That wasted most of Saturday. Ok, No biggie, we are planning to get a hotel so we will see them Sunday as well. The baby slept the whole time we were there, I mean hey that's what babies do....but they had him tucked away in the back bedroom so we didn't see much of him. Their daughter is a trip and we really enjoyed her. I am so glad my kids are big now.... We sent the menfolk out to secure a hotel for the night. They came back rather soon, good. Well, not really so good. We packed up the kids and headed for this Suburban Lodge that the hubby picked (because it was the ONLY one for miles). I got the ooooogiest feeling when we pulled up, and their was a shirtless paunchy pasty nasty man hanging over the balcony smoking a cigar. MMmmK! So maybe that is just a 10:30 smoke and his missus sent him outside to do it.
Well we got in to our "non smoking room". OH MY FREAKIN GOD!!! The mildew was enough to knock you over. Babygirl was going to read and pulled out one of the pillows. It had mascara on it, she turned it over only to find a big HUGE wet what looked to be a juice stain on the pillow. I pulled out "my" pillow, more stains, pulled out the other two and OH HELL NO!!! We are not staying here!!! We packed it all up and headed for the beach, figuring there will be something there on a hot Saturday night. So while we were checking out of Skank-o-Rama we watched no less that 4 drug deals go down.
MMmmmK! We headed toward the ocean. First 3 hotels were booked, 4th one had one double bed..... FINALLY we came upon our hotel, clean room on the 7th floor round about MIDNIGHT! We went up got settled in and drifted off to~~~insomnia land! Yep no sleep to be had by me...or the hubby. Sure he drifted off but nothing deep and meaningful. We got the kids up and headed out of the room at check out AFTER the maids opened the door, LOL! Headed back to their house after getting something to eat. The baby was asleep again tucked away so we couldn't play with him. When we finally got to leave, their little girl cried and didn't want tia and tio to go yet. She is so sweet!!! Were less than 15 miles from home and guess what. Yep we got pulled over. 88 in a 70. My daughter bless her little wonderful heart got a pic to prove it, LOL!!!
O.K. I am reposting this today so you can see the pics below that coinside with this post...

Monday, August 28, 2006

The infamous "Secret Squirrel" shot! LOL!!!

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Welcome to the world D.J.!!! We love you very much!

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Littleman and D.J. How cute can you get???

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Littleman and E. Just feel the love!

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Babygirl and E, friends forever...

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D & M the parents of D.J. & E
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Friday, August 25, 2006

Does this stupid *ucktard even know how much of a moron she really is?!?!
the "mono-boob wonder" or "Lippy the Wondernoodle"
Who told her this outfit looked good???

Ummm....EEEWWWWW put that away you are scaring the children!!!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Yep, folks you heard it here first, I am officially P-O-O-P-E-D pooped! We all know that I can't sleep when the hubby is not at my side.... Well, I think being alone for the first time in the new house made that even worse. Every sound, every squeak, every bump seems magnified. I listened to the cats playing with their fake mice, I listened to the clock ticking. It has been awful the last two nights. The kids have been really good so I have no complaints there. Babygirl has to catch the bus at 6:50 and Littleman catches the bus at 7:40 so I guess not sleeping is helping them to get up and catch the busses on time. My bed is SO comfortable and I really want to sleep, it's just not coming to me. We are supposed to go to Florida Saturday morning to visit our friends that just had a baby. I want to sleep in (Saturday morning) so bad I can taste it. BUT I think I can convince the hubby with my lack of sleep that I NEED to just hang and leave around 11:00ish. Wish me luck....

Monday, August 21, 2006

My hubby is going to be in Atlanta all week *sigh*.... He is going for some work related thingy. Anyway he is going to be gone until Friday. I hate HATE hate when he is gone for any extended period of time. I can't sleep, I can't function and I just don't like being alone with the kids. I don't feel safe without him. I know, I know I am such a dork, I can't help it. Just wish me luck that he comes home safe and in one piece...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This guy is such a sweetheart, please pop over to his place and show some support....for me....for him.
He is so nice, he is trying to break in to showbiz, he's handsome, intelligent and loves his mother. What more can I say. So please just take a minute and help Fuad out...
Babygirl and I decided to have fun with my camera.
This is what happens when two people who love each other and tend to get really silly together...get a hold of the digital camera...
Goofiness ensues!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Don't consider me selfish.... I absolutely without question adore my mom-in-law. She is awesome! She is quiet, LOVES the kids, cooks better than my own mother (and that's hard to do folks) she does all the laundry, putters around the house looking for something besides the kids to keep her busy. She ROCKS!!! She is also quiet as a church mouse. What is there NOT to love? My point exactly! I hate to see her leave. My hubby is so happy when she is here. We only get to see her once a year due to the fact she takes care of Abuela who is 91.... in Panama where my hubby is from. I love spending time with her. She always tries to spoil us with money and gifts. I refused to let her spend any money this year. In fact we gave her money... THAT irritated her, LOL!!!
But... my point to this post is the fact that no matter how much you love someone, it is always nice to have your house back to yourself. You know, the hubby can fling his undies on the floor (I really miss mom) I can be loud during those long midnight escapades in the bedroom, the kids don't have to keep their rooms spotless. You know, the norm. But I will definitely miss her.

This is fun and I'm a dork!

Create a Lava Lamp

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I am going to get in so much trouble for going HERE and playing while I'm at work. Sometimes I am so busy I am beside myself and then there are times like today..... when I'm bored. Sure I can always find something to do, but this is addicting!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I'm glad that's over. Yesterday was the first day of school. I was expecting the worst and hoping for the best. Babygirl came home and reported that it was way better than her last school and this was the best decision we ever made. Wow! That was way better than I anticipated!!! Can't beat that with a stick...
Littleman came home a happy camper as well. This kid is jaded beyond belief. He has attended some of the WORST schools in the country. Hey, I'm not kidding folks, Georgia schools are some of the worst in the nation and the county we lived in had the worst schools in Georgia. Hence he went to a couple of the worst schools.... He is making friends already and said he feels like he fits in. I have never in all the years he ever went to school EVER heard him say that. He has always felt like an outcast, a loner amongst the masses. It makes my heart swell to hear that he is happy after all this time. I only hope he remains so. He said that it is so different here, the kids are quiet and he feels like he can concentrate a little better. This is a kid with ADHD and has been medicated for years. With him it is always "wait and see" but I feel like for once in his life he feels like he is a part of the bigger picture.
All in all I have to say that I am ONE HAPPY BIG MAMA!!! You can't get better than that! Hopefully things will only get better for them both and if that's the truth we are in for a fantastic school year!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Of course I'm still the Mama, duh, I am BIG Mama after all.....
We all went to open house at the kids schools last night. First we went to Babygirl's new BIG elementary school. This will be her first and last year there. The place is immaculate! Everyone was incredibly friendly, warm and welcoming. Their setup was very easy to follow, we didn't get lost. In short, it was very nice. Her teacher is preggers and will obviously be on maternity leave soon. She seemed fine. Answered all my questions without hesitation. I think we are going to be happy there.
I wish I could say the same with Littleman's school. O.K. we all know that middle school is just awful all by itself without any help from any adults. Well, we walked in and it looked like all hell had just broken loose and we were there just in time to catch the debris. We walked in, there were no signs ANYWHERE to direct us. It was very overwhelming. We worked our way down a very overcrowded hallway only to ask someone where to go, just to be redirected back up where we came from. I saw the cafeteria and decided to poke my head in there. SCORE! I saw a table that said "grade 7". O.K. that's close. We held my son back this year (for our very own reasons) so he is repeating the 6th in a new school with a fresh start. The "grade 6" sign was all the way in the back corner of the room so we went back there only to find they didn't have him placed yet......sooo we went to the front office to ask about placement. Their computers were down so they couldn't help us or the 30+ other families standing there waiting for answers. MMMmmK... So we decided to wander a little and we found the band room. We met with the band teacher. He seems cool and is friends with our son's saxophone tutor. My son whom I love dearly without question and hesitation was acting like a total butt (boy will be boys MY ASS!)! Oh well.... We left and I was feeling overwhelming dread and anxiety.
I had a meeting at 8:00 with his special ed OHI teachers. I feel SO MUCH BETTER now. I am not nearly as scared for him as I was. Please everyone send me all your good karma and prayers. I KNOW they are resilient and I KNOW they will be fine. I am O.K. being the basket case as long as they are happy.
Like a dear friend once said,"you are only as happy as your saddest child."
Ain't that the truth?!?!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

DON'T ASK.........
This one is for Sherri...

Just click on the pic and see if you can do a little better, Sherri would really appreciate it...