Monday, August 28, 2006


We stopped to get gas tonight on our way to the movies. We stopped at your run of the mill, cheesy, greasy spoon type, 4 pump gas station w/a convenient liquor mart. We're there 2 whole seconds before we are being acosted. This guy wants to wash the windows for the hubs while he gases up. I'm saying No, No, No. We got together enough dollars to take the kids to a dollar movie, we are not just going to hand this guy our money!
Rele says, "Sure!" I'm irritated, I'm all set to give him a talking to about just saying, No! The man comes over to my side, all "how ya doin' ma'am?" all friendly like and I'm just like, "I'm good." (courtesy smile and all) He tells Rele, it looks like he'll need to get new wiper blades, just because the strip of rubber has partially detached from the holder thing. He asks if it's ok, to reach in and give the boys some candy. They get to pick a jellybean, Rele gives him some of our movie money and gets in the car. I'm like, hello? Don't you know you are just supposed to say, "No thank you?!"
Rele responds, "I know, but this guy was willing to perform a service and he wasn't drunk, he just wanted something to eat, and he was nice, so I figured we could help him out." jaw dropping to the floor
I must say, I instantly teared up. I know it's easy to make me cry but honestly, is that not a man with a big heart? He really is an honest to goodness good guy and that one act reminded me of how giving he is and even though he is constantly driving me crazy and I think it's time I slowly place a pillow over his face...He goes and does something like that and totally redeems himself!!
I was very touched and I pray that my boys will grow up to be men w/empathy and compassion like their dad. Especially since their mother is a selfish hag who just wanted to go to the movies and maybe buy some chocolate!!!
We did make the boys throw out the candy.
As it turns out, it was 50cent night at the dollar theater. Ever see that show about Earl and karma?
We saw "Cars." Double thumbs up. It is such a cute movie. It could have used a little jeff gordon, but whatever. Rele treated us to popcorn, a soda and the boys got ice creams chunks dipped in chocolate! Quite a nice little break from the routine, right?
The first thing the Hurricane says when we get in the car is, "Do we get to have our jellybean back now?" Just a bit too much of his mom in him.
It was such a good night that I'm thinking maybe tomorrow I might even let someone in, in front of me in traffic. Yeah right!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I haven't been very enthusiastic about blogging lately. Not much is going on, I'm unhappy w/some things about myself,I'm BORED, I feel like I'm in a rut and I wonder if I should quit the whole blogging idea. As I'm perusing some of my favorite blogs, like this** one, I realize this exact subject is a common thread. A few of us are thinking the same things! Is it the weather?
There just isn't much going on that I can write all these profound thoughts on. The babes are back in school and doing well, so far(fingers crossed) the hubs is getting ready to go back to school and working extra to make sure his familia is taken care of, I'm being a lazy butt and going to the gym an average of 2 times a week. Not even shopping is giving me a thrill anymore. What is this funk?
Maybe instead of watching "reality tv" and people doing things, it's time for me to get out there and DO something. Like the blogger** that took care of Surburban Bliss'** toilet that was in the neighbor's yard. She just woke up and decided today's the day that I'm going to do a random act of kindness. Or the singerzwife** that just participated in the Palisade Peach 5-Miler! Maybe I should start training for a marathon or doing something nice for someone just because.

Ok, just kidding.(ROTFLMBO*) That was kind of funny. Sometimes I kill me! Which is a good thing because I'm sure by now everyone has fallen asleep on their keyboard.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. For example: a Frapp, mocha mudslide ice cream and some of Mom's homemade cookies, possibly a side of massage from the hubby(hint, wink)thrown in and a new Dooney & Bourke on top!

*that's some kind of computer language-speak for Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My Butt Off
**I learned something new, can you tell what it is?!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Blog About Nothing

What's with people sitting at bus stops ON THE CURB W/LEGS HANGING OUT INTO THE STREET?
Is this a NM phenomenon? Weirdos. I think it's time to move.

The boys are now 4 days into school. Things look good except for the 2nd school supply list I received for Travidoo. Why can't they just give it ahead of time so you can prepare? Why do they think it's so much fun to spring a 10-15 item list on you and give you only a few days to get it together? This is why I loathe our school system.
The Hurricane seems to be adjusting to First grade and going to school w/o his big brother. Travidoo seems to be excited about mid. school, and I am slowly letting my ulcer heal itself and getting my face cleared up from all the stress. All of it self induced and helped only by my friend the frappucino.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

We don't need no water. Let the you-know-what burn!

School is this huge, unfathomable, monstrosity where everyone is bigger than you are and they all look like they are angry and want to beat you up!
We took Travidoo to middle school today to get registered and get his schedule. I am scared. I am very scared. All the kids I saw really were bigger than I am and I am having a really hard time coming to grips w/the fact that I have to send my son into this environment. He is going to have to walk to school because we don't quite live the required mile and a half. We don't live in a horrible neighborhood, but there are mornings when I leave for work and the fences are covered in grafitti. Holy Hell, Batman!
I'm sure he'll be fine right? He's a great kid and very responsible. How can someone not like my boy? right? I hate this!! I feel like it's me going back to school and I am dreading all of it. Ok. Time to suck it up and make the best of it.
OR, I could look into home schooling...
(anyone that knows me, knows, I am so anti-home schooling it's not even funny)
I guess I will settle for some ice cream. With chocolate sauce. And whip cream.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Things you find out when you have sons...

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft.
house 4 inches deep.
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with
roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a
crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not
strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and
a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint
can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a
few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a
long way.
6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a
baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's
already too late.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even
though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-
year old Boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same
12.) Super glue is forever.
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you
still can't walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV
commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys
do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department inAustin , TX has a 5-minute response
21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make
earthworms dizzy.
22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their
friends, with or without kids.
25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I just found out that Lauren chose Jason over a chance in a lifetime internship in Paris for the summer!!!! Are you kidding me? What is she thinking? How stupid can you be to choose a boy over Paris?!
AND Keith got kicked off Project Runway because he was an arrogant jerk! It also may have had to do with the sewing how-to books he had that were against the rules, and the fact that he left w/o clearing it with the producers for a couple of hours. Now, if they would just get rid of Angela. I mean, HELL-O! She wants to be a designer but she can't sketch? She's just stupid.
No more reality TV for me today. Except, I think there is a new show of Workout coming on later...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Have you jumped in a rain puddle today?

We have been getting a TON of rain! Along w/it comes humidity! We are used to none of these things. I must say for a town that freaks the heck out whenever there's a cloud in the sky, things have been pretty tame. Either people are too scared to come out of the house or else they have decided that it's just like regular driving only you need to put your lights on and be a lot more cautious.

In other news, school starts soon. I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate school. I hate buying supplies that go into a pot so that everyone has a "fair share" or whatever they call it. If I spend my time fighting other rabid mother's ready to bite your hand off if you get in the way, then I want my kids to be able to use what I've risked life and limb for! Otherwise, they should just charge everyone twenty bucks and then go shopping themselves, that way all the supplies are the same. I hate the first day jitters that make your stomach hurt and make you have to go to the bathroom twenty times before you get out the door. Not to mention all the crying. That's just how I deal w/the first day. I'm not even sure about the boys because I'm too busy having a nervous breakdown!
Which brings me ot all the social stuff that goes along w/it. Not because my boys seemed to have suffered yet, but because of my experience in school. I can't get into all that right now.
So, it's still a good 10 days away and I'm already feeling anxious and upset and SCARED. My son starts middle school this year. Wow. When he was just a little guy and everyone thought it was so funny to talk about how, "before you know it, he'll be starting school." I used to pray that God would come before I had to send my son to school. Now I have to send him to middle school. This is where he's going to learn that his mom isn't the best. He's going to find out that I'm not always fun to be around. He's going to turn into a little man that thinks he knows the answers, and wants to do things w/o me. He's going to want to spread his wings.Middle school is EVIL.
Then in three short years I'll have to endure high school! This is all too much to bear. These are the kinds of things they don't tell you about when you have kids. They don't tell you how emotionally draining and scary it all can be. I think I should start holding seminars for young girls and boys and let them know that having a baby is the easy part. That's cake. The hard stuff is how much you love your babies and how much it hurts when they are hurt. How much, you suddenly realize, there is to fear. The hard part is knowing how to raise happy, healthy little people. Knowing when to let go and when to push them. The hard part is loving them so much it hurts and wanting to give them the world yet still keep them in a bubble where you can protect them, all the while knowing that you have to let them become their own person and fly.