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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sickness & Insanity!

Alright – those darn little juncos need to hurry up & migrate to where-ever it is they migrate to – and take this cold weather with them!! Tuesday night / Wednesday we got about ½ inch of ice dumped on us & it’s barely getting above freezing during the day. I feel sorry for the poor robins & I hope the cold hasn’t killed my tulips & stuff that have poked up.

Had another unexpected day off Wednesday. They were making a big deal about this huge “ice storm” on the radio, so to be prepared; I made sure all my work was done in case I didn’t make it in. Then it ended up being a lot less worse than expected. The roads have apparently warmed up enough that it only stuck on the grass & trees. Anyway, I got up all crabby because I’d been bored all day at work Tuesday & my boss was out of town so I knew Wednesday was going to be even worse. Neh neh neh, etc. Well, Pnut had been complaining for a couple days about her throat hurting, but then she’d go off & do her own thing, so I didn’t think anything of it. So when she got up, she was running a slight fever & had a really nasty cough/sneeze going on. So I happily kept her home from school.

I should have known she wasn’t feeling well – I should say ~they~ because Amanda stayed home Wednesday, too! Tuesday night, Amanda was over til after 9 and they were quiet & calm in watching TV. Those 2 can’t do anything quietly together. There was the occasional outburst because they were watching Beowulf and they weren’t expecting it to be a werewolf movie!

Got lots of stuff done. I finally boxed up all the stuff that we took out of her room & got it ready for the donation pick up Friday. 3 big boxes & 2 bags of clothes. Folded a mountain of clean clothes off the couch. Gosh it’s nice to have all that out of the living room!! I would have been a good mom & snuggled on the couch with her, but she was watching “Boy Eats Girl” that is a cheesy Irish zombie movie. Yeah, I’ll pass.

But OMG – Friday made up for the day off at work! Geri went on vacation & will be gone all next week, so I’m “helping out” with some of her stuff. Ross asked me to stay til 5:30 each night, but I can’t stay every night, due to dance & orthodontist shuttling. Helping out, my ass! I can’t remember the last time I was busy the whole day at work!! I had to keep checking the emails & web orders and take calls & schedule picks ups for next week, reply to emails & fill out the info on the (obsolete) t-cards & tracking sheets. Then I had 3 different people throwing stuff at me to bill & this was on top of my regular work.

I was such a dork last week. I was so ready to ship the girl off to Amanda’s house Friday night that I forgot she had a dance class at 0830 Saturday morning. So I got a text from Terina on Monday morning because we weren’t there, she was letting me know about a comp meeting that night. Oh shit!! It was on the calendar & I’d even made sure I had the date right, etc. Then forgot. But the meeting was interesting. Rhonda is going to hold a class for the mom’s to show them how the girls’ hair & makeup needs to be for competition. I just want Angel’s hair to be like Sarah’s – when she’s on stage, her hair is perfect. No whispies, it doesn’t look wet & crusty, nothing. I asked Terina one time & she said Sarah is very anal about her hair. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this class. I had to order new tap & jazz shoes for her. Her old tap shoes fit just fine still, but they’re tan with a split sole, which means they have a lot of give to them. The ones they need for comp are black & hard soled, so it’ll take some getting used to. She had to get totally different jazz shoes, too.

OMG, I am so going to strangle that kid. I don’t know why she denies something when it is SO obvious that she did something! She called me when she got home from school Thursday & told me her tummy hurt. Of course she had no idea if it was because of cramps or having to go to the bathroom, or anything. So I told her to take some Pepto. Of course Amanda was over & they were goofing off, so she dropped the Pepto bottle & got it all over. However, according to her – there’s just NO WAY that SHE could have splattered the Pepto all over the bathroom door, even tho it’s there in plain sight. I guess in her world if she drops something, gravity is selective. So the bottle falls & anything that comes out will just roll out onto the floor in one neat little area. So she just got mad at me because it was there. Whatever – I thought it was kind of funny until she got an attitude!!

Of all the traits to have gotten from the Donor – she had to inherit the annoying ones. She always has to get the last word in & she hates when someone tries to correct her. She was reading a paper, telling us about this math project she had about March Madness & probability, etc. Randy broke in and said she should say the school she had was in Oakland County MICHIGAN because there is probably more than one Oakland County in the country. She got huffy at him for interrupting & refused to finish reading it & then Randy started acting like a 4 year old, too and said he’ll just leave because he obviously wasn’t wanted there, etc. I just got up & left them to their preschool crap. I just wish those 2 would just get along. I hate being the ref. Or at least get me the damn striped shirt & whistle!!! They’re both equally stubborn & tend to clash quite often.

Slightly miffed at Angel’s so-called BFF Amanda. Or maybe her mom, not sure. She was throwing a party Saturday night for this girl Taylor. They were all so excited about it. It was supposed to start at 6, but they had decided Angel was going over around 5. About 4:30, Angel was ready and texted Amanda to see if she could just come over then. Apparently all the other kids were already there & Amanda’s mom (as told by Taylor) said they were at their limit & no more kids could come over. How screwed up is that?? First of all, I’d be pissed if everyone showed up that early to a party – that’s happened before – I was standing there in a bathrobe & hair up in a towel when the first kid arrived to one of Angel’s b-day parties! Anyway, I think if Angel had a party & I noticed her BFF wasn’t there, I think I’d ask where she was & if she was coming!  Poor Angel was so upset!  I know I can't protect her from everything, but when someone makes her cry.......GRRRR!!

That’s OK. Amanda said it was all her Mom’s fault. Well, guess what?  I’m going to be working late all next week & I sure don’t want to hear all the noise from them when I get home, so she’s not allowed over for at least a week.   I came home totally exhausted Friday & the only way I figure next week will be better is by the fact that I will be more confident in exactly what I need to do, so it'll go smoother.  Anyway, no extra kids - and that can be all my fault!!
So Randy & I made the evening special for her. We just went to Taco Bell for dinner, but we began a tradition of when we eat there, we walk 2 doors down to Tim Horton’s for desert. Randy gave her his free donut rim and then we went shopping at the Salvation Army where she got 4 cute little tops. So it was still a good night for her. Plus she’s got a plethora of new movies that we scored from the Blockbuster that’s closing. Let me see…we got 14 movies the first time we went in & I think another 10 when Randy went back with us. Sheesh! I know we didn’t spent $100 total for all those, either!

Alrighty – guess I should hit the sack because tomorrow’s going to be another long day – only staying at work til 4, but I still need to make a grocery list, pick up my leather skirt from the drycleaners, drop the girl off at dance, return 7+ bags of cans & bottles & go grocery shopping. Yay me.


Funky icicle hanging from the awning over the back door.

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