Wednesday, July 30, 2008
And the Saga Continues
I know, I know. I still look so hot...UGH!!!!!
The good thing is that Emily is a really good patient and of course a good audience for my humor....even when she is sick.
She sucks the attention up like a camel led to water. She had just finished puking and was grinning from ear to ear over all the pampering she was getting. She is so my child.
Sometimes I wonder if my Mom made it back in her......................
This is my sick. vomiting children set up. I just pull a mattress into the living room so I do not have to keep getting in and out of bed. I cover their pillows with towels so I can just scoop them up if they do not get it all in their little red buckets and of course I have my laptop for the down time in between stomach emptying. I am getting a little tired of kids shows, but then I am also getting a little tired of rinsing out the vomit bucket.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Goodbye Randy and Thanks for the Lessons
I am not sure if many of you have heard or watched THE LAST LECTURE on Youtube or on TV, but the speaker Randy Pausch died Friday, finally succumbing to Pancreatic Cancer.
Clint and I both have read his book and felt almost as if we had grown to know his family. We are saddened by the loss and send our prayers to his family. I have no right to feel as sad as I do, he was not my husband, brother or uncle, but he touched our hearts so deeply. He shared himself and his family in such an emotionally charged time in their lives and .....well.....I am sad for them and for all of us who are now left with only his memory and his profound words. He has allowed me to realize that each and every day is a gift and a learning experience. If you have not read his book, I recommend you do.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Let the Laundry Commence
We did have a bit of a lull between 5:20 and 6:10 this morning. I managed to fall asleep sometime in there. So I have not been up quite 24 hours....UGH!!!! I am pretty sure I will be a zombie when Clint gets home this afternoon.
On the bright side, Clint is now home, so I will have a relief pitcher on deck.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We Need the Rain, Go Away Rain, We Need the Rain
It is good for the aquifer, it is great for the yards, it lowers the electricity consumption at the Stein house (cooler temps), it filled the pool and it washed the car.
Now on the flip side, we are stuck indoors. The kids and I are now suffering from cabin fever. Clint is still gone in hurricane ville dealing with Dolly's aftermath and I am here dealing with three children stricken with indooritis.
I am on my third viewing of CAMP ROCK. I am now suffering with a little school girl crush on the JONAS BROTHERS. I need some sunshine and some adult interaction. Preferably the kind that shows up at my door because I also have a slight case of Hermititis.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I Finally Got to Meet Her
It's a Cruel, Cruel Summer
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
"Smithe Me You Mighty Smither"
They should be done with the crossings sometime after midnight.
Yes, just in time to shake hands and introduce themselves to Dolly.
Oh and they may even get to see some failing levees.
See down there at the tip of Texas?
Right there where it meets Mexico?
You see it?
Oh you don't?
It is right where that hurricane is heading. See it now?
That is where my husband is at!!!!
It's My Blog and I'll Cry If I Want To
Clint had to go out of town again. I mean, I know he is not in Iraq this time and I am not jumping every time I hear a car door or freaking out and watching the news obssesively but I do still miss him terribly.
He is off to Brownsville to do something or other for the railroad in anticipation of Dolly.
There is one positive that is coming out of these short little trips he takes out of town......I have gained a wee bit of independence. I have always had roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends or parents living with me and never really had to deal with the little bumps in the night. I also have learned to entertain myself. yes, In my thirties and I now can live without a playmate 24/7.
Ahhhhhhhh, look at Katy acting like a big girl.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Raising a Herd of Perverts
We have an established routine for when we are ready to go back inside. My little troops take off their swimsuits, wrap in a towel and then go inside. I wrap myself in a towel and take my suit off and hang it outside with the kids' suits. Yesterday I dropped my towel on the way to dress. You should have seen the children's' faces. It was as if someone had just unveiled a giant pinata filled with the world's supply of candy. They began to squeal and scream to each other that they could see "mommy's butt" and to "spank it, spank it". I ran for dear life to my bathroom while still under their hasty pursuit.
I am afraid now that I am rearing a bunch of little perverts.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
American Politics Through the Eyes of a Five Year Old
Friday, July 18, 2008
Off to see the Gyno
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Forget Swim Lessons
Now another important piece of information to the story is that my kids were scheduled to start swim lessons (57 bucks a kid for 8 lessons) while the kids were visiting but I never got a confirmation from the lady at Schertz pool (poopie head).
Ethan was in the pool with his cousin Bo (8 years old). Bo was able to get Ethan to start going under water. Of course I clapped and oohed and ahhhed appropriately. I made everyone else come out and cheer for Ethan as well. This of course made Emily jealous, so she had to get in the pool as well. She got in the pool and would not turn loose of the side. She kept crying about how scared she was. Well, in about five minutes, Bo had Emily swimming half way across the pool while underwater. So I again oohed and ahhhed appropriately and this drew Steven out. Our niece Breanna then spent about an hour and had Steven swimming.
So I guess if you take the 57 bucks times the three kids who are no longer in need of swim lessons, plus the gas to drive over to Schertz for the swim lessons and well........It is like the pool was free. Damn I love when things work out like that.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
For the Love of God
Clint and I are going to schedule a follow up appointment to get some clarification on what alternate work is.
O do not like the elementary school that our address requires. This is what lead me to this charter school. Of course I really do not have a lot to back up my opinion of the school. I guess it is just the surrounding area that made me decide I did not want the kids there.
Maybe I am worrying to much and should just stick them in a damn school. I swear I over analyze everything when it comes to my kids. I just want to be a good mom. I want to make the right decisions.
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