Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crazy 6 weeks

The last six weeks have been crazy! Ever since Dan left for 29 palms, life has just gone NUTS... not all bad, but seriously nuts.

1. I have gone through 6 or 7 babysitters... 2 got sent to the ER

2. Cops- I got a speeding ticket (yes, another one)--- The cop didn't even clock me, he was just estimating my speed. I am totally fighting it. The bad news is my court date is when my MIL is going to be in town, I am hoping to reschedule.

3. Roadside assistance I went to the beach one day and locked my keys in the car. The roadside assistance people didn't think me telling them I was parked at the officer beach pavillion at Onslow beach on Camp Lejeune was enough information... So I had to fight with them and got really frusterated... but finally they came and unlocked my car.

4. DMV- I tried to register our truck in NC but I was not able to because I did not have a copy of my husbands military ID. I was sincerly amazed that I had a copy of orders, POA, title, registration, SS card, birth certificate... EVERYTHING under the sun... but no... Even with a copy of orders I guess I could not prove Dan was in the military... sigh...

5. WESTERN UNION Dan ran into a problem and needed money sent fast in 29 palms. So I sent money Via Western Union. Horror story from H***! They did not believe 29 palms was a name of a place. Which I think is fantastic because they have a western Union in exchange on base. So once I finally got them to believe me. They sent the money.... which was great... except they also decided to send the same amount of money to 29 POUNDS CA. as well. They took the money out 2 times!! I called them to fix it and they sounded so helpfull, they promised me the money would be back in the account in 48 hours, they would expidite it, everything they promised me the world.

But I would check each time they said, and it didn't come. I would call back, and they would tell me stories of having the department responcible for refunds calling within an hour. They didn't, so I would call back... and be told they have no such department, it is all computer. Basically they would feed me what ever BS they could to get me off the phone. They told me OH we sent the money, I don't know why your bank hasn't processed it, you should call your bank. I was told My bank has a policy of holding the funds for 7-10 days... called my bank NOPE! This went on for about 20 phone calls. I finally got a lady that told me this was MY fault this happened and I should have corrected the problem sooner. UHHH WHAT??? Well long story short... I got the money back. I will NEVER use WU again

6. Kitten - So not too long ago we found two stray kittens. I took care of them for a couple days but it was another crazy thing for me to deal with so I found them another home. I was happy, Tommy was VERY SAD. So recently we saw this tiny kitten that was obviously not doing well. I ignored him for a few days, but he stayed around outside. My kids started to play with this little one, and the kitten would come to my kids whenever he heard them. So we took the darn thing to the vet to see how bad off it was. The kitten was less than 4 weeks old, mal nurished, worms, infection, fleas you name it. So... we nursed it back, fed and gave it medicine 6 times a day. And now we have a new pet. I'm not thrilled about it, but Tommy is, he has been cleaning the litter box and feeding it. So what the heck. Tommy Named it either M16 or Halo 3 but he wants his dad to decide the final name.

7. Babysitter- I have been having my next door neighbor babysit my kids on Tuesdays and Sundays while I have been at work. She is really great, the kids like her, and she calls herself grandma. The one thing that drives me nuts is insists on naps for the kids, and she will let them sleep as long as they want. I don't know how she gets Georgia to nap, but she has been taking like 4 hour naps while "grandma" is watching her. I would love if Georgia napped for me, but it really screws up her sleep schedule. So on Tuesdays and Sundays Georgia has been staying up untill 1 or 2 am because I just can't get her to sleep. Oh did I tell you that she puts Kat to bed at 4 or 5 in the evening? So after I stay up late with Georgia I have to get up at an ungodly hour with Kat. I have talked to her about this a few times and she says oh yes Georgia takes GOOD naps! This woman is really a blessing to have around, but the nap thing makes me crazy.

8. Wandering Jew- I have a wandering Jew in my house. It is another thing I feel suckered into. A houseplant. I don't like plants. I don't want to be responcible for anymore living things. It is pretty... and I don't want it dead... but sheesh...

9. MIL- I am incredibly lucky to have the MIL that I have. She is visiting about the same time Dan is getting home from 29 palms. I am really looking forward to visit, but I am just seriously exhausted from the last 6 weeks.

10. Georgia - Because no blog post is complete with out something about this little one.
- Potty training- I just decided not to use diapers anymore. I put underwear on her and if she peed then I cleaned it up... I decided we don't have any carpet and she HAS to learn. She kept asking me for diapers, and I just said no. It has been about 4 weeks of cleaning up accidents, but finally she is starting to go to the bathroom on her own. Today was the first day without any accidents. I don't know if this was the right way or not. But honestly Georgias a stubborn girl and I had to show her I was more stubborn.

- Walmart- My daughter makes this incredibly obnoxious screaming sound when she is not in the mood for something and I make her do it. So she did it through walmart, it was just a quick trip... but I was pretty annoyed with her. We got to the cash register and after stopping for a second she started again. I looked at her and just said STOP! The person who was checking us out was really amused by the whole thing and says to Georgia "whats wrong honey" Georgia tipped her chin down so she was looking at me out of the very top of her eyes glaring at me and just points to me. I just can't wait to let Dan have a turn.

Kat- Is getting SO big and adorable! She said DADA for the first time today... I feel a little ripped off, I think it should have been MAMA. But it was still a really special moment. I wish Dan could have been here.

Tommy- Tommy just wants his Dad home so bad, he can't wait! If he likes what we had for dinner he asks if he can save some for dad. If we get treats he wants to save one for dad. He has made a million little pictures for dad. All he talks about is playing video games with dad. And if Dad likes lemonade... this and that... I am so happy that he loves his Dad.... and I feel bad he misses his dad so much. But at this point I am looking forward to Dan being home so maybe I don't have to hear quite so much about him... Is that horrible?

So seriously this is one of the longest blogs ever... and I didn't even cover everything. I just have not had the time or energy to do it before.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

For the record

Time to set the record straight

1. I looked up the defintion to the word I thought I may have incorrectly used. One definention for that word is "Containing or resembling pus" So get your minds out of the gutter :)

2. I was not searching that phrase on google and just happened to run across my blog. I was using the webmaster tool. It shows you any links that you may have to google, and what number rank you are. See now some people take advantage of this by name dropping to get more hits to there blog. For instance check out this name dropping blog. Yes you Jessica! Putting phrases like "Kate Gosselin hair cut". Oh wait... does that mean I'm guilty of it too?
3. If my lovely followers of 4 notice I say something that doesn't seem quite right. Feel free to let me know.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Learning to blog

I have been playing around with the blogger tools and I ran across the webmaster tool. I just found out my site has been indexed by google! If you search "pussy drainage" in google my blog is the 50th site that pops up!

Wow, now that's something to be proud of... now everyone go out and search for pussy drainage on google! Just kidding of course, heavens knows what you would find.

At first I was quite concerned on how pussy drainage linked to my site. To me it sounds like a bad way to refer to a womans monthly cycle, or maybe something that happens after you give birth?

I figured it out though, it was in reference to "dr appt"-- about a really bad ear infection Georgia had that she had pus draining from her ear. (link below)

So I wonder, after I post this am I going to move up on the googles list for "pussy drainage"? YIKES!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Painting day

Today began just like any other day.... but it wasn't. It was painting day!

I love to paint with my kids. Their artwork is taking over my house and I LOVE IT!

I invited some other friends over but because it was the only sunny day for the week they wanted to go to the pool and get a tan.... LAME :)

So I moved all the furniture out of a room layed out a giant tarp and gave the kids the canvases I bought. I put some paint for each of them in a paper plate and gave them paint brushes and let them go at it.

I had them take off all unnecessary clothing, but for the record if we actually had friends come over they would have been wearing more clothing.

Tommy was very meticulous, he really had a vision and he wanted it done right.

Georgia saw her body as an extension of the canvas a proceeded to paint her body as well.It started out as just the feet for little Katherine, I was going to paint her feet and hold her hands and walk her across the canvas... but she had other ideas
She was very interested in the paint and loved sticking her hands in it at rubbing it all over the canvas...
Have you ever seen a happier baby?? I never thought she would like it so much. I figured she was done once she started to eat the paint though.
Here are the finished products... This is Miss Georgia's

And little Miss Katherine's

This is one we all did together because we had an extra canvas. Tommy Hated this picture because of how "messy" it was

Lastly our very own Picasso, Master Thomas

Everyone got baths we cleaned up the room, with no paint spills on the floor and walls YAY!! I then let the kids watch a movie to wind down a little then I put them to bed. I got a phone call from my incredibly handsome husband and totally assumed my kids were all sleeping little angels... welll ummm.... NO!!
OOOPPS!!! guess what I found in my bed???

Totally covered in my makeup from head to toe!!!
Little Miss Georgia :)