Friday, January 30, 2009

Say Whhhaaaaatttt???

OK a disclaimer: I am a really nice person, most of the time.

The MIL is a thorn in my side. I really can't wait until she is gone from my livingroom. I have already bitched enough about her in my previous post, but really it is that bad. I promise. You are more than welcome to borrow her if you want. I will totally let you. One upside: she is doing the laundry. Hey, I hate laundry. More power to her. Here I go bitching again. Remember how I am a creature of habit?? Well, I still fold my bathroom towels the way we folded them when I worked at Target. (And, I didn't normally work in the part of the store that had to fold towels. I worked in softlines which is clothing. Can you see where this is going??) She folds all the clothes wrong. I know, I know, I should be greatful. It literally eats at me, and I contemplate re-folding all the clothes, because I am anal like that. I totally do re-fold all of the towels, because that shit bugs the hell out of me.
Rob is getting annoyed because I am bitching about her. He wants me to start bitching at her. Guess what?? I hate confrontation so that is so not going to happen. Instead, I will come here and bitch until my face is blue. Good thing that that I have good friends that I can call and vent too.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I really do love Playhouse Disney

Rob's mom has been here for a couple weeks now. I am annoyed. I am really trying not to be, but I am. She needs help with the microwave all the time. (Seriously??? It's a damn microwave, not rocket science.) I have 2 kids already, the last thing that I need is someone else to make meals for. She watches weird shows (normally involving killing and crime). I am a creature of habit. We turn on Playhouse Disney in the livingroom and leave it on. The kids don't sit and watch hours of TV, but at least this way I know that they are watching kid friendly/educational stuff. She has taken over the couch (the big couch) so Rob and I are stuck on the tiny ass love seat together. Cozy right? No. I am used to having the big couch and he has the little couch, that is just how we roll. We are starting to get on each others nerves because we are practically on top of each other all of the time. Emma won't even come out of her room if I am not in the livingroom. She has been soooo clingy lately. All of a sudden she wants to sleep with us and the whole deal. She has never, ever slept with us. To be honest that is not a habit that I would like to start at 4.
Emma has been sick the past couple nights. Can you believe that I had lived the past 4 years as a mother without having to clean up puke. That streak ended on Monday night. The poor girl was covered and unhappy. She is finally feeling better. I am so relieved because I hated when she felt like crap and there was nothing that I could do.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Is this allowed?

Know how I mentioned that I was doing kinda of crappy on my resolution of taking a random picture everyday?? Well, I kind of went and took a bunch of randoms yesterday. That's fair right? It is kind of fun to take pictures of random ordinary things.

E sole purpose in life is to irritate me, I am positive of it. She has regressed majorly in the potty area. She was doing awesome, no accidents, staying dry at night. All of a sudden she is wetting her pants multiple times a day and even having the dreaded poop accident. (She never had poop accidents, even while training.) She is wetting her bed everynight, which leads me to washing her sheets every single day. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I have done every thing that I can, I don't know what in the world to do anymore. Guess the idea of school is out this year. Ugh.

That is all.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Serious update and wordess Wednesday

I realized that it has been a hot second since I have blogged. WTH is wrong with me?

Update on the resolution: the picture thing (taking at least one picture a day) is totally tanking. I am sucking up up big time. I should really step it up. Hopefully, I will get on it. I really would love to have a whole boatload of random pictures at the end of the year.

I get to learn how to knit at my next MNO which I am super psyched about. Seriously, I am way too excited about learning. I get to make a scarf I guess. I will let you know how it goes.

Rob's mom is staying with us for a month. I guess that you could say that I am... neutral about the whole thing. She doesn't tend to get in the way, if anything she helps out around the house and with the kids. Well, except today when I woke up and the heat was on 90 (no, I am not kidding), and then she was too incompetent to make a bowl of oatmeal for herself. I am sure that everything was overly irritating for me though as it was first thing in the morning. So, after I turn down the heat to a normal level and make her a bowl of oatmeal... oh and listen to her slurp the whole thing down (as I am telling Emma to eat quietly, no slurping, etc.) she decided to unload the dishwasher. Good right?? Yeh, it was kind of nice, but the fact that she didn't know where half the stuff went so it was me following behind her. Terribly annoying.

I have been a reading fool lately. My latest love is the Sookie Stackhouse series. It is 8 1/2 books long and I was sucked in. I just finished and wish I wasn't. Now, I have to wait until May to read the next one.

Wordless Wednesday portion:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

random thoughts for today

Working is good. I actually like getting out of the house and being known as Kimm instead of mom. Even though it has been painfully slow lately, coming home with $40 is still $40 we didn't have before. I will take it. :)

Emma has entirely too much energy for her own good. It is cold out and she refuses to try on her new snow pants let alone wear them. At least I have finally managed to get her to wear pants now and then. I really can't wait until it is warm enough for her to run around like a crazy person and get some of that energy out. She is also too smart for her own good. The stall tactics that she has come up with is amazing. She will wait to poop until bedtime, clever huh?

Arabel is getting soooo big. She has been saying Dada since Christmastime and we have been coaxing her to say Mama. Well, she has!! Rob said that she was yelling "mama! mama!" last night. He tried to record it, but then she would stop and stare at the camera. lol Smart kid. I did finally get to hear it though. Granted it was at 6:30 this morning when she woke up and was hungry and wet. I can stand getting woken up with squeals of mama!! (Remind me that I said that in a couple months.) Next on the list is Emma. I know that Em will DIE if Bellie starts saying her name.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

want to know when you are old?

I felt old today. Like a middle aged married couple. My whole day was looking forward to a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Seriously. I was so excited about the prospect of new sheets that I was practically salivating. It took me almost 2 hours to convince Rob that he really did want to brave the mall on a Saturday afternoon. Might I add that he was firmly planted on the couch in his pajama pants and slippers. He kept making Old School references about how maybe we could hit Home Depot too. After I pried his dirty ass off the couch and made him shower, we hit BB&B. We managed to get a new set of sheets that quasi matches our current duvet. (Yet another reason why I know that I am old. I own a duvet. I even know what a duvet is.) The rest of the afternoon was spent playing with Arabel (Emma is at my mom's for the night) and watching Food Network.
Which HOLY BALLS did anyone see that crazy special on adult picky eaters? Holy effin' shit batman, I was floored. There are people that are sooo picky that they refuse to eat things due to color, or texture. (I get the texture thing... but this is seriously an extreme.) There was a chick on it that only ate peanut butter and bread products. Seriously. I have no idea what happened to those people to give them such food issues, but it is crazy extreme. I thought that I was nutty because I have issues is my food touch, but at least I eat vegetables for god's sake.
After, the crazy eater special, I watched this thing on deli's. Holy hell, it is a good thing that I didn't have access to a deli at the moment. If I did, I am pretty sure that I would be morbidly obese at this very second. Then, it was on to MSU basketball and then the MSU basketball special. It was a night of Spartan awesomeness.
Now, here we are watching movies. Nothing like being old. :)