Friday, June 13, 2008


We've added a new member to the family...

Random bits from the check out line~

Check-Out Lady- So hows school going? You about done for the summer?

Me- I just finished my last final! No class until August.

COL- That's good. Give yourself a little down time- send the kids outside and take a break.

Me- I know- I just don't know what I am going to do with myself.

COL- Well with ALL THOSE KIDS - I know what you SHOULDN'T be doing!! wink, wink, nudge, nudge- snort!

Ahhh.... my reputation precedes me.


Well, It's Friday.

Seems like this week flew by... and I don't have much to show for it. Don't get me wrong- a lot of stuff has gone on... just nothing notably productive. Or constructive.

The living room is a mess, the laundry is piled up, the kids' rooms are unmentionable (by that I mean if I mention them, it involves long strings of verb-age that could shame a sailor)... the yard needs to be mowed and the cobwebs are taking over the house... not much to show for my classes being over for the summer.

Felt guilty (briefly) until I sat down to figure out where all my time went...

1 Summer Birthdays birthday party, 3 trips to the pool, 2 BBq's, 2 picnics in the park, 2 Baseball games, 3 field days, an armload of teacher gift bags.... because they're really aren't many people out there who deserve them more than the teachers do!

I have also had 2 sickly little boys (who gets sick on the vary last day of school?!) Multiple runs to Walmart... because between gas prices and grocery costs brings up the question of how much I can sell a kidney for...

So, busy busy week. Maybe next week I can DO something.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lost in translation

Somewhere along the way "My finals are over!!" was translated into "We don't have to do ANYTHING, Mom can do it."


When the baby is wet- CHANGE HER. If someone has an accident- CLEAN IT UP. If you are going out of the house- BRUSH YOUR HAIR. I don't know where your shoes are, I DON'T WEAR THEM. If you don't like whats to eat, DON'T EAT IT, and really DON'T WHINE ABOUT IT. If your room is trashed and your chores aren't done- DON'T EVEN ASK. WHINING DOES NOT GAIN YOU SYMPATHY.

It just gives me a headache, keeps me from my coffee, and makes me grumpy.

And might make me start counting days until I am back in school~

Monday, June 9, 2008

And the clouds parted...

and the sun shined down... the birds were singing... ahhhhhh. Finals are OVER!

In other short lived news blips.... Clara is a walking bruise factory. I'm just lucky not to have had any photos planned.

Got a phone call in the middle of my final...from the school. A Certain One had belly button issues- and they were HUGE. To her. It wasn't nearly as interesting to everyone else though. Especially in the middle of Organic Chemistry.

And a teenager I know, got busted for bringing stink bomb fixings to school. The bus driver caught a whiff, tossed her cookies... and now I get the honor of driving him to and from school for the rest of the year. Its only a week- and if I weren't his mom, I could be upset about that.

But finals are over.

And it's funny, I don't care who you are....