Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I did it all by myself!

I know people make hairbows all the time...but I did this one!  And yes, I am super stoked about it because I didn't know that I could actually be this handy. lol.  I can't wait until Elmira sees it this afternoon, she is going to LOVE it!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

NOT Oprahs Book Club...

Last night was our first book club meeting. It was great.  I had a really good time and I am pretty sure that Kathy and Renae did as well.  The book was okay but not great.  We read We Were the Mulvaneys, which I mentioned in a previous post, I would give it 3 out of 5 stars if I were going to rate it.  I won't go into any details just in case someone stumbles across my pathetic blog and wants to read the book, but if you would like to read a review of the book you can check out Kathy's blog here.  She reads probably more than I do and has a lovely blog where she reviews what she has been reading.  I sometimes use her blog for ideas on what to read next. We got our book for next month, Kathy's pick, it is called Jacob's Ladder by Brian Keaney.  I am really glad that all it took was me saying we should start our own book club for this to come about.  I have always loved the idea of a book club and now I am in one!  Next month we will meet at my house, which will be very interesting. lol. With our three animals who are very nosey, and not sure yet if my kiddos will stay here confined to their rooms or if I will try and find someone to let them come over for a little while. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It is after 5 o'clock....

I haven't gotten a phone call so I guess I didn't make the cut and I am still JOBLESS!  Now I have the sadz. :(

Monday, August 16, 2010


In the last three weeks or so I have sent out resumes/applied online for 7 jobs.  Today I finally got called for an interview.  I was so excited that I finally got a call....and then I realized that I needed to shower (arm pits not smell so nice) and wash my hair (greasy ewww).   I had an hour to get myself showered and ready.  Talk about last minute notice!!  I wore some black gaucho pants and a black v-neck t-shirt with a hot pink tank under it for a layered look with hot pink low heeled sandals.  I had issues with my hair...because well, it is curlyish and I wear it straight and one hour is just really not long enough to do my hair much less the whole finding something to wear and putting on a little make up.  Jeez!!  I wound up wearing my hair in a pony tail with the front kinda poufed up with bobby pins to make it stay.  I should have taken a pic but I am lazy and took that crap off and took my hair down almost immediately after I got home.

Did I mention that the place I interviewed at is literally less than 5 minutes from my house?  That would be great.  The position I applied for is Receptionist...sounds easy and it is part time AND it will make hubby quit saying I need a job. lol.  I arrived 15 minutes early and went in....the interview lasted 15 minutes.  The man was nice, I answered his questions honestly and tried to remember to smile a lot. But I am not sure, I couldn't really read if he liked me or not.  He smiled a lot.  He even laughed at one point.  My fingers are crossed, he says I will know something by Wednesday.

Why don't children come with cliff notes???

Last night DQ (Drama Queen) and I were sitting in the living room (she was texting and I was crocheting) when some how the subject of dating came up.  She asked me wasn't I like 13 when I started dating her father?  I actually lol at this point and said No, we were boyfriend and girlfriend starting when I was 14 (almost 15) but that I was not allowed to date until I was 16.  I also informed her that her father was the ONLY boy that I dated while in highschool.  She actually didn't believe this but it is true.  So then she gets all huffy and says, "Great, I am screwed!".  At this point I turned to her and asked her did she think I was supposed to let her run the roads with every boy she likes?  She got up and went to bed.

The thing is she changes "boyfriends" more frequently than she showers.  That is only a slight exaggeration.  She has a list of 25 boys that were her "boyfriends" last school year!  25!!  Seriously?  She is only 14, I don't think that I am being an ogre about this, but she never let me tell her my rules on dating.  Hubby (her step father) and I have discussed it and we decided that while she is living under our roof she will not be running up and down the roads with every Tom, Dick and Harry that comes along.  I think that if she has a long term boyfriend I would let him come over and hang out and then maybe if he was genuinely a good kid I would let her go on a date. 

Apparently her step mother was letting boys come over all the time when she was living at her dad's house.  She also let her roam the neighborhood doing as she pleased.  But DQ also got caught sneaking out from a friend's house while under step mother's supervision, so I think it is safe to say that until DQ earns some trust I am well within my motherly rights to keep her under lock and key.  DQ still swears that she did nothing wrong when she snuck out even though her friend lost her virginity that night.  OMG!! We will see, Friday DQ has an appointment with my gyno-that is right, I am putting her on birth control, I know lots of people are against it...but guess what? I don't care.  I know my daughter, I know that given the chance she will have sex. So, as a GOOD mother I am taking responsibility and not turning a blind eye.  I do NOT want to be raising a grandchild...I am waaay too young to be a grandmother.  Besides, I was having sex when I was the same age as her...I was sneaking out with her father and going to his house to have sex.

Why oh why don't they pass out handbooks when you give birth? Or at least when they become teenagers? I don't want to be a mean mom, I want to be a good mom, why can't she see that?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Haven't put up a new blog lately

so....let's see what can I talk about today??  School starts soon which makes me uber happy Ecstatic!!  Finally I will not have to be with my children 24 hrs a day.  They were  ARE really starting to get on my nerves.  They are really excited to be going back to school too.  I can't believe that I am going to have a kid in high school, how depressing is that?!  Oh well...one step closer to her leaving my house, hahaha. We are going to Freshman Orientation in a couple hours to pick up her schedule. 

A couple of friends and I have started a book club which I am completely stoked about...even though I have never been in a book club I assume that because I love to read I will love book club.  They even let me pick the first book, We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates.  I have only read about 40 pages so far, but I have been wanting to read it for ages.  I hope that everyone likes it, I would hate to pick a book that everyone cringes about.

Tonight we have a double header in Co-ed softball, these will be some of our last games.  Even though it is still Africa hot here I will miss softball when it is over and I hope that we will be able to have a team again next year.  We really need to win both of our games so that we can be the league winners or at least second place.  Ultimately though as long as everyone is having fun that is all that matters.

I finally took all of Encyclopedia Boy's wrestlers away.  He got up in the middle of the night and ate nearly a whole gallon of MY banana pudding ice cream!!  Hubby made him sign a contract saying that if we caught him stealing again that he is shaving his head.  This was the second incident in two weeks, he had stolen candy from his Nana when he stayed the weekend over there.  She had taken him to the movies, shopping, and bought him several books in the series he is reading, but she took the books away when she caught him stealing.  I just don't know what we are going to do with that boy!  I told him that being a thief is a dangerous occupation...

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