Saturday, May 29, 2010

Good Morning To You Too

This morning I stumbled out of bed in my underwear racing to get the phone.

Kid trailed behind me.

"Only one layer to hair!" She cries out enthusiastically.

"What?" I reply confused.

"Only one layer to hair!" She repeats staring right at my underwear.

"Oh... GOD." I say cringing.

Kid cackles.

I cry inside.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bitch Fest Friday

I'm feeling kind of stressed out and pushed to my limits today. I had to have words with our realtor whose slogan "Keeping It Simple" turns out to mean: Keeping it simple for him, not us. As in not responding to my emails or replacing our painfully empty flier box. That kind of thing can piss you off when you are going to pay 30K in realty fees.

On top of that mini drama I had to make 36 mini pineapple upside down cakes for Kid's Ocean Feast today.
She's also had the shits for two straight days worrying about her line in the presentation today. So that's been fun for everyone. She was two hours late to school yesterday because she couldn't get off the pot.

So even though it is the aforementioned Bitch Fest Friday post let's try and focus on the positives shall we? There are so many ;)....

Today is MY LAST day watching the toddler! That's good.

This weekend Mr F is coming down. That's good.

Next week Kid has school on Tuesday & Friday. That's annoying... but then she's out of school. That's good.

Next week is also my last week of sitting. That's good (although I'll miss the baby terribly).

And then hopefully someone will come and want to buy our house. That would be great.

Either way I made it. At the end of next week I will have made it to my goal of getting Kid through the end of her school year. I'll have made it through 3 months of single parenting. And then I have some options. They might not be ideal, and might involve me driving all around the country with two kids, but I won't have to clean my house every day, get up at the crack of dawn to watch other people's kids for $7/hour, and I won't be mowing my lawn in the blazing heat 3 days a week. So I have all that to look forward to. Oh... and... adult companionship.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

And That's Why 7 Year Olds Don't Write Parenting Books

"Please just lie down and try not to do anything annoying." I ask Kid as she climbs into bed for her book time.

"Your sister has already made me so mad that I'm kind of in a bad mood." I explain feeling apologetic.

"I know!... and that hardly ever happens." Kid remarks.

"Well, I try not to let it." I say smiling.

"But, tonight when I threw that towel, it was because I wanted to slap her." I confide.

"Next time you should slap her." Kid says enthusiastically, a sly smile creeping across her face.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So Get This

The people in here today want to make an offer...


Um... no thanks.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Departure Post

aka Things I'm Kind Of Loving For The New House (should we get it):

This headboard for me please:

And since that is never going to happen, how about this fabric to slipcover my current headboard:

I think it will look really nice with my grey bed linens which are new and not going anywhere.

This fabric for the girls' room drapes:
I love the girls' current room and we're keeping just about everything the same that we can. I think that fabric is going to look fantastic with the wall color, the black beds, and their canopies. I think I'll also maybe get them THIS bedding sets to finally unify the beds (maybe... I'm not sure... I need to see this in person... it will hide puke stains well though)

This wallpaper for the sunroom/music room off the living room:
See it here There is only one full wall in that room so it would a good place to experiment with wallpaper... so don't worry it won't overwhelm the space.

Monday, May 24, 2010


(bathing suits)

Kid is doing well. The virus did not ravage her the way it did Baby. She still smells of nail polish remover (ketones) and is hardly eating. I'm extremely tired. Maybe the drive. Maybe I'm fighting their virus off. Either way I dropped Kid off to school still in my PJs and that is the first time ever!

I called the showing schedulers and changed my one hour notice to a two hour notice. I need to get some control over the madness that has been the last couple of weeks. Maybe if I take better care of myself better things will come of it? We've had daily showings (please not today)... but still no offer. Frustrating. I just want to move on.

Two more weeks left of school (kind of... next week is a whacky and annoying Tuesday & Friday

Two more weeks of babysitting.

And then what?

Sleep for one.

Really hoping we get an offer before then (please) so we can have a solid plan to work towards.

Maybe we'll hear some good news on the Michigan house this week.

I need to leave soon. It feels like I'm watching something die... slowly.

Mr F is trying to come down for the long weekend. Maybe we'll get a Uhaul and start loading some things for him to drive back up.

I also probably need to hire someone to come help me pack and sort.

We'll see.
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