Tuesday, September 14, 2010

1 Week!!

I have been counting down the days since October. Now, here we are, a mere 7 days away.

Exactly 1 week from now I will be somewhere over U.S. on my way to Houston. From Houston we will make our way to Orlando. We, being My Dear Nathan and I. Just the 2 of us. No kids. Nothing but us, for 12 glorious days!

We will have a 1 bedroom villa all to ourselves. We have nice dinner reservations. We will be attending the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game in Tampa. We will be attending Halloween events at both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.

I will shop. I will buy my kids nice presents to bring home to them. I will sit in (hopefully) some sunshine, which will be super extra nice after the piss poor excuse for a summer we had this year. I will drink nothing but Blue Moon and if I am lucky some of the seasonals that may be available.

I will spend my nights in a hot tub or on a balcony, reconnecting with my husband after a very long year of him not being home 85% of the time. My kids will be spending time with their Grandparents. This could be one of the last times for an extended visit like this since my parents intend on moving to Arizona.

1 more week. I can't wait. I still have so much to do but every minute gets me closer to my vacation and I can't be any more excited than I am!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Friday was good. My Dear Nathan finally made it home. We ordered some food, had our family over for drinks and just enjoyed his birthday.

Saturday was pretty lax. We watched a ton of shows on 9-11. I can't believe how vividly I still remember that day. I still find it hard to watch certain things, like people who chose to jump out of the buildings. I shudder to think that something like that can happen again. I am not entirely convinced it won't.

Sunday. Ahhhh, the Sunday that I have been waiting for since February. NFL regular season started again. It didn't get off to a great start as my team lost, quite spectacularly. Oh well, it gets the first loss out of the way.....now they just need to pick up their shorts and start playing the way they are expected too! My Dear Nathan started hockey tonight. I wanted to go but Darian decided to have a life instead of staying home with her siblings....how dare she lol!!

Busy week ahead. Laundry, packing, cleaning, organizing, mouse hunting and a bunch of school stuff for the kids too. It figures that their Meet the Teacher nights are on the same night. They go to different schools on different sides of the city....should be fun!!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Stupid Fucking......Grrrrrrrr

Today is not supposed to be this way.

My Dear Nathan was not supposed to still be working out of town but he is. Then he told me that he would be home on Thursdays for the next few weeks. GREAT!!! An extra day each weekend to be together. If only it worked out that way. Last week he didn't get home until 11:00 p.m. This week he isn't coming home Thursday at all. Some time tomorrow.....some time.

Tonight is kick off of this year's NFL season. NFL is my thing. I start counting down the days to the new season right after the Super Bowl. He was supposed to be home to watch with me. He was supposed to be home so that I could enjoy this night with a few beverages and not have to worry about driving Camryn to school tomorrow.

He was supposed to be home tonight because tomorrow is his birthday. I wanted to make him his favorite meal, which is an all day affair. I can't do that with no help to corral our little hellion. Not to mention all the other shit I have to deal with in this house right now.

To touch on the house situation.....uggggg....I am not real pleased with that either. In all my life I never have had to deal with what I have in the last 6 weeks. First, my daughter came home from a trip with lice. Only she didn't say anything and managed to spread it to just about everyone else in the house. Super awesome!! I have been washing laundry like fucking mad. I have been going through garbage bags like the crew on Hoarders and commercial lice treatments....well they are about as effective as wearing bikini in winter to keep you warm. I have picked lice and nits out of hair for 8 hours straight and many more after that.

I finally have the lice under control and discover not 2 days ago.......mice. Super duper awesome. I know that we have mice in our yard and garage and now the little fuckers have found their way into my house. My cats are useless. They are part of the catch and release program. Being that they catch them in the basement and release them in my kitchen!!

I have been cleaning out under my stairs, behind my huge ass appliances and where ever else I can think of in my basement. All while having to come back upstairs every few minutes to make sure that my son is not climbing on my tables, strangling my kitten, eating my plants, licking our shoes, hiding my remotes, banging on my computer, sticking things in electrical outlets (because he can pull the covers off and pulls out everything plugged in), coloring on our walls, chewing on Polly Pockets or crushing Roo.

Last night at 1:00 a.m. I was moving all our pantry food from cardboard to Tupperware, pulling out my fridge to see where they are coming from behind there, doing internet research on how to make DIY traps that don't spray mouse blood and guts everywhere, trying to see if I can figure out how they are getting in the house, getting rid of every crumb in every nook and cranny in my kitchen and willing myself to not drown all my sorrows in a big, ole bottle of Grey Goose.

I am not sure how I would cope with this right now if it weren't for the fact that in 12 days I get to go on vacation. That is keeping me sane right now. Not even My Dear Nathan can make me feel better right now because I am so pissed at him for not being able to say no to anybody but his family. If he could, he would be home tonight.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Another September

Where has time gone?? September already. I am not entirely disappointed about this because I have been waiting for September for some time now. Only 20 more days and I am off to Florida with My Dear Nathan. Just the 2 of us. I am giddy just thinking about it.

I sent 2 of my daughters off to school this morning. One off to high school. I cannot believe it. I still remember like yesterday her 1st birthday. Grade 10. I still remember Grade 10. By Grade 10 I had known My Dear Nathan for a year already. It makes me shiver to think that Darian may already know the person that she will make her life with.....

I sent Camryn to Grade 6. Yikes!! Last year before junior high. I look at her and she is just so tiny and still such a little girl. A year from now I will be feeding her to the same wolves I fed Darian to. Where has time gone?

So now my days will be just my Roo and my Tiny Man. Hoping to be more productive around the house now that we will be on some sort of a schedule. Summer = no schedule for anyone (except my poor Dear Nathan). I am hoping that Kaiden will still take somewhat of a nap during the day. Momma loves him dearly but the boy wears me out!! Hell on wheels is how my Grandpa describes him and it suits him to a T.

Speaking of....I hear my boy. Short nap today. Darn!